Cotton Creek Friends – Another Give Away! (*Winner Update*)

Yes, we have another give-away.  Oh.  I know, as I type this, that we have not yet wrapped up the last give-away, which ends at the end of October. I’m SO sorry to inundate you all with free money and stuff!  It’s awful, isn’t it?  ; )

I have a friend, Jessica Dittmer,  who is one of those artists. You know, the type who no doubt has heard all of her life, such things as, “You have more talent in your little pinky, than I do in my whole body.” The kind that has so much creative energy, that her creative directions are hard to contain, or keep up with!

To start, she’s a professional photographer.  But she’s also an illustrator, an altered-art artist, a designer, a quilter, a sewer……it’s crazy!  (I mean, so crazy, that I know I am missing some of her skills in this list here.)

Jessica’s work is so impressive, that the company DEMDACO took notice, commissioned her design work for a line of products.  Yes, this is the same company that produces the Willow Tree Figurines.

One of the art services she offers, I am betting you will love as much as I do.  Because…’s all simply magical. Charming. Endearing.  Sweet!   Wish You Wells is altered art, with a ‘storybook look’.  Using a reference photo of the client’s child or children, Jessica creates a magical art piece, that looks like it is straight out of any fairy tale!

Here are just a few before and afters, so you can see for yourself! :

Beautiful stuff, isn’t it?  This is such custom and personalized art work.  Who wouldn’t love a piece like this, featuring their own children?  It’s a perfect idea for the decor of the child’s own room!  Or what a sure conversation piece, work like this would be in the living space of anyone’s home, when guests are over.  Jessica has a real love and appreciation for old antique treasures, and it is truly reflected in so much of her work.  That might be one reason why I love it all so much!  You can see a lot more examples of Jessica’s custom art work at her Wish You Wells site, by entering the main site.  Information to have Jessica create a custom art piece for you or someone you love, can be found there as well.

But Jessica also now has a new adorable line of stuffed animals she has designed, and sews herself, called Cotton Creek Friends!  I’m smitten with the name alone!  But what I really love about these stuffed animals, is the charm of their home made quality, handmade and sewn with love, and the simplicity of toys from the pioneer days. Here’s a little peek at some of her adorable critters:

The dog and bunny are such perfect little companions for kids. But I can see any of these critters as part of my home decor!  How cute would they be, just sitting on a bench?  Or on a shelf with some books?

Here is one of my favorites:

A pig, named “Apples”.

There is even a cat for Halloween!

She has more Cotton Creek Friends in her Etsy Shop!

So here’s the smile in your day:  Jessica is donating any Cotton Creek Friend to a winning blog reader of Our House Of Joyful Noise!  How sa-weet is that??

What do you need to do?  It couldn’t be an easier, or fun!!  Just visit her Cotton Creek Etsy Shop here, take a look at all of critters, and pick out your favorite!  Tell us which one you would choose if your name is drawn, in the comments below.  If your name is drawn, it’s yours!  Jessica will ship your Cotton Creek Friend right to your doorstep!

We love doing stuff like this for you!  And we’re so grateful to talented and generous artists/friends/blog readers like Jessica, who donate wonderful things to give-away!!  THANK YOU JESSICA!

So go get Etsy shopping and choose your favorite!  We’ll be drawing a winner on Wednesday night, October 13, 2010, to be announced on Thursday the 14th.




Sorry I’m posting the winner a day late here!  Things have been a tad crazy around here.

The random drawing winner of their very own Cotton Creek Critter is:


Kim Bradford Says:
October 7th, 2010 at 9:05 am e

” Love them all, but going with “Stickley Dog”! Seriously, the “pinkie expression” was made for great artist like Jessica….she is so talented!!! 🙂 “


CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS Kim!! Please contact Jessica directly via this e-mail: and she will get your handmade Cotton Creek Friend “Stickley Dog” to you!

Thank you all for participating!!

Now, just because you didn’t win this time, you can still order a Cotton Creek Friend of your own, or as a gift, through Jessica’s Etsy Shop! Think about Christmas!!  Or think about yourself!!  lol

BIG thanks to Jessica Dittmer for donating your talent and creations to us!