Update! Nie Nie Auction and GIVEAWAY!

Okay Sparky, here's the deal...



The silent auction for my original painting"Sweet Nie", and the Nie softie/doll will be held rain or shine (tee hee) Thursday, October 9th. Bidding starts at 8 AM PT or 9 AM here in Utah. Last bid taken at 10pm PT.

On that date, place your bids in the comments of this post. Each item is being auctioned off separately, so here is an example bid:
"Hi Star, I love you, and I want to bid $65 on the Nie Softie"
or even simpler... "Nie Painting - $75"

Please include your email address with your bid, or some way for me to contact you at the auctions close!

Everyone who bids will receive a "Sweet Nie" pin.


A little about these pieces:
The painting is acrylic and ink on canvas, and measures 8"x10"x1". The sides are painted, so it can be hung with or without a frame. I have been deeply touched by the Nielson's story, and inspired by Nie and her fun and loving ways. She is so real, and I love that she takes time to enjoy all the little moments of life. The words listed on this painting were taken from this post on her blog, and her darling outfit was taken from here and here. I imagined this painting hanging where it could be seen often, as a gentle reminder of how we can be better moms, wives, daughters, and friends, how we can be more like Nie! Prints of this painting will be sold to help raise more money for the Nielson family, but you have the chance to own the original!

The Handmade Nie Softie/Doll, is made of cotton fabric and wool blend felt. Her hat necklace and dress are removable, but please keep our little Nie Nie modest. Her face is hand-painted, and the rose necklace is made of wool felt. She is about 19 inches tall, and I just love her sweet freckles!



All proceeds, I repeat, all proceeds go to the Nielson Family. If you don't know the Nielson's story, go here. Payments will be made directly to the Nie Nie Fund by the high bidders.

Spread the word folks, and you could win a custom made softie/doll similar to the one of Nie (but I won't make another Nie), which will be handmade by me in the likeness of your child, yourself, your pet monkey or whoever you choose!

Here's how to enter: Click the title of this post, then scroll down to "Create a Link", make a link to this post on your blog, and you are entered to win. If you don't use blogger, make a link to this post as you normally would, and in the comments of this post place your blog address. I will make sure that everyone who links back to this post is entered to win a custom made softie/doll (please allow 2 weeks for it to be completed and shipped)! The winner will be chosen at random

Please share your blog address, and please link to this auction/giveaway.
Thank you everyone for helping spread the word!

34 comments:

kate on October 5, 2008 at 7:39 PM said...

they are so lovely star! i am looking forward to thursday!

McCrazy's on October 5, 2008 at 10:44 PM said...

Cute stuff! I linked this post to my blog. www.mccrazys.blogspot.com

Kim-the-girl on October 6, 2008 at 9:38 AM said...

Hi Star, I've been blogstalking you for a while from Kate's blog. Like I said on etsy, I'm Sean and Heather's sister. You do such fabulous work! I've linked this post on my blog http://kims-booknook.blogspot.com

Digital Misfit on October 6, 2008 at 9:45 AM said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. Your art is beautiful.
I linked to this post in my blog, and did a small writeup about it too.
http://myhidingplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com/

Eli and Angela on October 6, 2008 at 7:09 PM said...

Hey, I linked to my blog, but it's not showing up. You do fabulous work! I am so impressed!

Jenny on October 7, 2008 at 8:10 AM said...

Star! I can't believe how much you accomplish and I live with you!
What a selfless and lovely thing to do! You are truly an amazing woman!!!
Love Mom

Bettina on October 7, 2008 at 9:32 AM said...

I've linked your page to my blog.

bettinasspot.blogspot.com

Lacey on October 7, 2008 at 11:19 AM said...

So cute, I would love to win!

spykidsmom on October 7, 2008 at 11:34 AM said...

Very cute! I will spread entire world abou tit!!!!

jenny on October 7, 2008 at 11:51 AM said...

wow i love to enter in to this giveaway do i could get a real pretty doll you realy do some nice work and i add you to my blog but i dont know how to do that just yet any ways please enter me in thanks

Heidi on October 7, 2008 at 6:58 PM said...

I am excited about the auction on Thursday. You did such a great job on both pieces! Could you tell me what time the bidding starts?

Star on October 7, 2008 at 9:13 PM said...

Let's start at 8 AM PT or 9 AM here in Utah. Thank you for asking Heidi, I guess I should specify huh!

domestic bliss on October 7, 2008 at 10:51 PM said...

Thank you so much for your print and button donations Star- your artwork is so lovely! You captured Stephanie's sweetness perfectly!
We have linked to your auction- we have your prints on our online auction page as well.
www.welovethenielsons.blogspot.com

Thank you again for your generosity and talent!
The Nie Recovery Team

Abby on October 7, 2008 at 10:55 PM said...

I posted a link to my blog!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Julie on October 8, 2008 at 3:01 PM said...

Star-
I've had a link on my blog for a few days already, but I updated to this post. I'm so excited to see how it goes. I'm with your cute mom...you amaze me!!

Star on October 9, 2008 at 9:05 AM said...

Hello people, today is the day!
I will start out the bidding.
Sweet Nie painting will start out at $30.00.
Nie Softie/Doll will start at $25.00.
Bid away, and please don't make be buy them myself ;)

Kim-the-girl on October 9, 2008 at 9:11 AM said...

Hi Star. I would love to get my hands on that doll, $30 is my first bid. :)

domestic bliss on October 9, 2008 at 10:48 AM said...

$50. for the doll!
$50. for the painting!
Thanks so much for doing this- you are a doll yourself!

dmarie100 on October 9, 2008 at 11:02 AM said...

$100 for the doll :) A great gift for my daughter to teach her about the kindness and generosity of others. I love what you are doing for the Nielsons!

dmarie100@earthlink.net

kate on October 9, 2008 at 11:12 AM said...

$60.00 for the painting. so lovely!

Donnie And Donita on October 9, 2008 at 11:13 AM said...

$60 for the painting.
dgporterhouse@cox.net

Donnie And Donita on October 9, 2008 at 11:13 AM said...

make it $65 for the painting

Heidi on October 9, 2008 at 12:30 PM said...

I would be willing to be bid $70.00 for the canvas.

THank you Heidi

ljkc on October 9, 2008 at 2:53 PM said...

I would like to bid $125 for the doll and request that it be sent to Claire & Jane, if possible.

Bless you, xo

Alvarez Family on October 9, 2008 at 3:43 PM said...

Your Work Is so beautiful!
I would like to bid $150.00 for the doll and $100.00 for the painting.:)
Kirs925@tampabay.rr.com

dmarie100 on October 9, 2008 at 3:49 PM said...

I've never been so happy to be outbid in my life, what a nice thing to do for Claire and Jane!

Liv on October 9, 2008 at 3:56 PM said...

I know I'm a little late in advertising, but I just posted a link to your Nie auction on my blog!!

You are one talented chica. I love all your creations!!

Jenny on October 9, 2008 at 5:39 PM said...

I LOVE Star's work, and I LOVE this cause. I'll bid $175 for the beautiful doll. I'd also like to bid for my China-visiting sister $125 for the painting.

Alvarez Family on October 9, 2008 at 6:10 PM said...

I have to up my bid to $200.00 for the doll :)
Kirs925@tampabay.rr.com

Jenny on October 9, 2008 at 9:05 PM said...

Hey, this is a good cause. I'm so excited to bid up to $225 for this hand-crafted doll.

Alvarez Family on October 10, 2008 at 3:19 AM said...

Congratulations Jenny! It IS a GREAT cause and in this case, my losing was not a bad thing at all! :)
Kirsten :):)

courtney on October 13, 2008 at 8:51 PM said...

i wish i had a blog to linky link, but I don't :( can i give my email address & still get one of those cutie pie pins? pretty please? with sugar on top? trying to bid for one of your prints on the other site. :) this bid has gone above my budget but I still would love a pin to hang in my cubicle at work to look at everyday. my email address is attached to my name. thank you!!

courtney on October 13, 2008 at 8:53 PM said...

i cannot find a link on your page to email you directly :( I hate to post my email address for the world .... argh. help!

Star on October 14, 2008 at 9:58 PM said...

Hi Courtney,
email me at:
nie at mytinystar dot com

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