Sunday, March 13, 2011

Giveaway! Persephone Goddess Doll from Carioca Witch!


This month we are proud to announce our giveaway in honor of Spring and the coming sabbat, a Persephone Goddess Doll from Carioca Witch! Thanks to the lovely Nydia, she has donated one of her beautiful handmade Goddesses from her shop. We had the chance to speak with Nydia, here's what she had to say:

1. How long have you been crafting your magical Goddesses?
I opened my Etsy shop in November, 2008, when I started creating my Goddesses and my other witchy pieces. I was inspired by Kelli Lincoln, from Dancing Goddess Dolls, a wonderful lady that ended up becoming my friend. Our dolls are completely different, though. I'm humbly proud to say that my goddesses became recognizable for their exclusive patterns and hand-embroideries created by me, as well as for being stuffed with related herbs, something all pagans love to have, including me, to add to the deities representation.

2.Do you have a particular favorite Goddess that you make?

All my "babies" are a favorite, seriously! Every time I create a deity, it becomes dear to my soul. Hecate and Persephone are the ones I sell most, so I'm quite comfortable at making them as they chose to be in my hands more often. ;)


3. Please describe the item you are giving away.

I would love to donate Persephone. Prefect for the Spring to come in the Northern Hemisphere [while here we're heading to Autumn...] As I posted at my shop:

**Persephone, daughter of Demeter and Zeus, is the Queen of Spring growth and of the Underworld. Abducted by Hades, she spends half year in the Underworld with her consort, and the other half with her mother in her world. In Greek mythology she, goddess of the soul, is the possessor of its dark and frightening wisdom. But is also the harbinger of spring and a reminder of all the growth and hope that it brings.**


The Goddess comes hand sewn in light green color felt and dark green & black cotton thread, with flowers, the sun and a bird representing her Spring side, and a pomegranate, pomegranate seeds, a waning moon and black pentagrams representing her dark side embellishing her tummy. Slightly stuffed with polyfil and a pinch of dried pomegranate, with a light green silk ribbon for hanging, plus a red decorative bead.
It measures approximately 9 x 5.5 inches.

Ok so the rules for entering are as follows: Go to Nydia's shop, find a few items that you like and come back here to comment on them. For an extra credit entry, follow Nydia's blog or twitter page, and for even more extra credit, start following this blog. Make sure you list which ones your doing so I can give you the extra credit! The giveaway will last for one week, at which time I will choose the winner. Thanks again to Nydia for donating her lovely Persephone Goddess! Have fun playing!

41 comments:

  1. Merry Meet,

    I checked out Naddia's Etsy shop, I think the Hecate Goddess doll is my favorite. I'm already a follower of The Love of the Goddess blog. I'll be checking back often!
    Paulette
    havingwritten-rpl.blogspot.com

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  2. I <3 Nydia! IPersephone is one of my springtime favorites - I also adore her Hecate! It's so hard to pick just one favorite!

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  3. I am following Nydia's Blog :)

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  4. I am now following your wonderful blog...

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  5. What a great idea to make all the goddesses out of one simple pattern. I loved that they were personalized with embroidered attributes and herbs. I loved the rune sets too. Nuit was among my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. So many cute things! It's hard to choose just a few, but: Phoenix Goddess, Snow Goddess, Spiral Cat and Airmid. Like the Persephone, too! Spring is coming!

    jane
    seejaneblog@yahoo.com

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  7. I adore this shop! There are so many things that make me smile! I would have to say that favorites include the little dragons, Athena Goddess (I love owls!), and Arachne Goddess (being a seamstress, and that I enjoy crochet).

    Cherie
    greenowlshop@yahoo.com

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  8. I love Nydia's shop! My favorite God/Goddess are Baba Yaga and Hermes. :)

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  9. I follow Nydia on twitter and here on blogger as well. :)

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  10. And, I follow this blog as well! <3

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  11. I love the Bridgit and the Yule ornaments. But then every one of her dolls is beautiful so I'm not sure how one can decide.

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  12. I follow Love of the Goddess Blog.

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  13. I absolutely LOVE Nydia's Goddesses that align with the various Sabbats and seasons since I haven't quite aligned with a particular deity/deities.

    I currently follow the lovely Carioca Witch and now I'm following you as well. I love finding new witchy blogs to read through others!

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  14. I love Nydia's work - my favorites are Hera, Gaia, and Baba Yaga, but there's none of them I don't love. I follow her blog and now i'm following yours as well. :)

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  15. I love and adore Nydia's stuff! I think my favorite are the dream pillow and the Isis doll. Absolutely stunning! I have followed her blog for awhile now, and found you through her! So now I'm following yours too! Brightest Blessings!

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  16. I love, love, love Nydia and everything in her shop!

    The next goddess on my list from her shop, though, is definitely Erzulie Freda.

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  17. I'm a new follower to this blog!

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  18. I already have this one (and 2 of the baby versions as well), but just wanted to say that they are amazing!! The winner will be very pleased :)

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  19. I'm too a new follower to this awsome Blog!

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  20. Love everything in Nydia's shop! Especially love her Airmid Goddess I love the colors she uses!

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  21. I am following this blog & Nydia's blog & I love the Persephone doll - I love the colors - I also like the dream pillow - Have had it favorited for a while now -

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  22. love the purple mexican skull keychain!

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  23. Oh they are all so pretty! Had a hart time choosing, but I think the Luna Moth Goddess is my all time favorite! Thanks Mrs. B for sharing this on Facebook. Lovely work!

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  24. I love Arachne, because I am a spinner and weaver, as well. I also love the Eros and Psyche pair. They remind me that true love (usually)triumphs.

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  25. I thought the 'Japan' doll with the rising Sun & leaf was beautiful & for an excellent cause. The 'Waning Moon' doll is also an eye catcher.

    I added her as a fav.. I've been following both of your blogs for awhile now.
    I tried to follow her on twitter, but received a 'page doesn't exist' error. Maybe the site is buggy. I'll try back later this evening.

    ~ ozarkheathens[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/murmuringwoods

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  26. Oh, I adore Nydia's etsy shop! I already follow her blog, adding her Twitter now (VampiraFang is mine) and have just added to follow your blog as well!

    My favourites from her shop are the Guardian Cat and Ostara Goddess :D

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  27. Oooh give-aways! :)

    I have seen Nydia’s shop before. I love her stuff, especially the Persephone Goddess and the Isis Goddess. Even if I don’t win, I think I’ll pick up the Isis Goddess.

    I already follow your blog too!

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  28. LOVE your stuff. I am so glad to have found your blog.

    I am following your blog now.

    thanks

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  29. Baby Hecate Goddess Keychain on her Etsy page is my favorite. Having it on my keychain I will always have her with me no matter where my travels my take me !

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  30. I love the gorgeous, handmade Goddesses by Carioca Witch, Nydia. I navigated over to her etsy shop and browsed page by page looking at each creation. My favorites are Brigid, Hecate, Eros & Psyche, and the Phoenix Goddess. I'm now following Nydia's blog www.bringingupsalamanders.blogspot.com and http://loveofthegoddess.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for sharing!
    Blessed Be!

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  31. My favorite item on Nydia site was the Eros & Psyche Due Goddesses. I also relly likes the pattern on the Autumn Goddess. I had never seen felt runes before... very cleaver idea, and I like that they are scented. I am now a follower of Nydia's blog and Love of the Goddess's blog. Also while I was here I created a new blog of my own. It is called GreenTara Talks. I do not have a post yet since I just created it but I have been wanting to start on just to talk about life and what ever so I did.

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  32. I think all the items are fantastic. Morrigan was what struck me first as she is so close to my heart.I also love the guardian and spiral cats and all the dragons.My children would love them.
    Thankyou for creating them.

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  33. Hecate is my favorite one out of all of them! They are all so wonderful its hard to choose! Morrigan is another favorite! I also loved the cats! I want one of everything LOL Will subscribe to this blog and her page as well! Brightest Blessings

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  34. I follow the awesome salamander-mum already, and now I'll follow you as well :)

    Of the goddesses I'm now officially impressed, and wish I could sew stitches like that.

    Of the ones she made I got some that speak louder to me than the rest: The purple Airmid since she somehow reminds me of Glastonbury and Chalice wells, the green earth-god because he is how I picture my image of the god, the wonderful blue Gaia-mother, the lightgreen spring Persephone which lifts my spirits from the dark winter-mood I've been in today, the orange witches brew and the red fire-goddess because my element is fire, the Hecate goddess for my darker moods, the purple three of life-god for making me remember to earth myself.. Ouch.. and now I have to work hard to keep my fingers away from that paypal-button..=:-o Thanks for letting me know about this page, tho i somehow fear my Visa won't be as happy.. ;-)

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