Giveaway Week Day 3: Taradara

Don’t you love her tag line? I knew I liked Tara as soon as I met her. She’s feisty. And funny. And the first thing she said after I gave her my card at The Creative Connection was “You have a boy? I have two boys at home. I know EXACTLY what you need.”

Meet Little Evan's new best friend: Snake

She was definitely right. Tara makes these adorable 5 foot long snakes out of bright fabrics and minky, so they’re soft and cuddly. You can order them in boy-ish, girl-ish or either-ish colors.  And since she understands kids, they’re even machine washable.

Hitting Mommy with Snake is Little Evan’s new favorite game. AND THAT’S TOTALLY OK, because getting whacked with a soft fabric snake is a thousand times less painful than a plastic sippy to the face. I speak from experience. I think Brutus appreciates the soft-snake-as-a-weapon even more than I do.

And when one gets all tired out from the playing, Snake also makes a nice cuddly friend.

If toy snakes aren’t your thing, Tara also makes wallets, card holders, burp cloths, passport covers and more (as she puts it) artsy fartsy stuff. And she adds to the shop all the time, so put her on your favorites list and keep an eye out for the perfect gift this holiday season.

And to help you on your merry holiday shopping way, Tara is very generously going to give one of my readers a $30 credit to her Etsy shop!

All you have to do to enter is check out Taradara on Etsy and leave a comment telling me which item is your favorite. That’s it! One comment per person.

Giveaway will be open until November 3rd, winner will be chosen using Random.org and notified via email, so make sure you use a real email address when you comment.

Giveaway is now closed!

You should also check out Tara’s blog (especially what she did to this china cabinet) and follow her on Twitter, because she’s funny and creative.

Disclaimer bit: Tara sent me the snake in this post for free so I could review and photograph it, but no additional compensation was received. Opinions are all my own and were not influences by her gift in any way. Except for the fact that I got a full hour’s peace and quite to WRITE the damn post just by giving Little Evan the snake to play with. IT HAS MAGICAL POWERS.

p.s. She also sent me this beautiful camera strap cover as a gift:

Isn't that print fantastic?

But since she doesn’t have them in the shop (yet), it’s truly a one-of-a-kind item. You’re the best Tara!!

Day 1 is open until November 1st! Allora Handmade
Day 2 is open until November 2nd! Uff Da Designs

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51 Responses to “Giveaway Week Day 3: Taradara”

  1. Suz B says:

    That snake is awesome! Evan looks like he loves it so much.

  2. Alison says:

    Yep, those snakes are definitely going on the Christmas list for my boys. They would love that!

  3. Katherine says:

    Um, everything in that shop is so darn cute but I think I need a snake!! How cute is that thing?!?!

    If i traveled I would definitely deck my passport in one of her covers. But you know, this kid I have refuses to be a compliant traveler. PSSSSH.

  4. merin says:

    I don’t have to look at her site (although I did!) to tell you the snake is the best. I think you need to wrap up this giveaway business-every day Matt is like “who is [fill in the blank with whoever you reviewed]?” because I conveniently use his paypal account for all my Etsy purchases!

  5. Sydney says:

    Those snakes are ADORABLE as are her burp cloths. Ugh. So cute. So freakin’ cute.

  6. Amy says:

    Mia would LOVE a snake!!! Her Granny just taught her to stick our her tongue on command when asked what a snake says. :)

  7. MKP says:

    I LOVE the wallets, but I might have to go for one of those giant snaked for my friend’s baby who’s about to start crawling…

  8. Jennie says:

    The snakes are adorable. Even my daughter would want one! But for me…I didn’t see it on her sight but I am eyeballing your camera strap! ADORABLE Print!

  9. Katie Gibson-Stofflet says:

    These are so freakin cute – why was there not Etsy when all 3 of my kids were little. Guess I will ahve to start collecting for my grandkids. My Fave is Huge Funky Snake for kids – Handmade

  10. terri d. says:

    The snake is awesome…it may become a standard baby shower gift…

  11. Skipper says:

    Hmmm…. much as I love the baby stuff, I think I’m really going to need that fabric embellished wallet for myself!

  12. I love the snake and the brag book cover would make a perfect present for my MIL.

  13. andrea says:

    The funky blue snake would be our pick!!

  14. Susan says:

    Snake snake snake!

  15. barbra says:

    the funky blue snake is definitely first on my list!!! i am definitely going to order one – i will try and hold off until the 3rd just in case on the off chance i win.

  16. I woul LOVE a business card holder!!!

  17. Cole says:

    I *need* a snake – especially if they have magical powers like you say! If I were littler, Mommy would be tempted by those cute burp cloths.

  18. Okay, so my favorite thing right now is the burp clothes with the big pink flowers on them. I will have to remember her for when I have another child of burping age. My favorite thing WILL BE the camera strap covers! You should let me know when she’s gonna get them up there. I love that they are COVERS instead of a whole camera strap. Yey for mix and match :)

  19. Natalie says:

    The snake! My girls (especially the youngest) LOVES slithering around on the floor like a snake and this would be the perfect companion.

    PS: I’m super jealous of the camera strap cover. It’s way awesome.

  20. Sarah says:

    I love the funky wallets! (Don’t tell the kids that the snakes are a possibility, I want to keep the pretties for mama!)

  21. The snake is super cute though I love the burp clothes in all the funky fabrics. Even though we are over burp clothes in this household I know a new mom who would appreciate them!

  22. Rebecca says:

    How cute!! Love the card holders!

  23. Mama Fisch says:

    If I were shopping for my little guy it would be the snake for sure. For me, I love the wallet. It would “spice up” my baby bag.

  24. Kim says:

    I love the day planner! I’m also in love with the fancy burp cloths, but I think I would be too afraid to actually let the baby burp/thow up on them.

  25. eversmommy says:

    Everett NEEDS one of those snakes!!!!!! Yes NEEDS!!!

  26. MerHart says:

    Those snakes are awesomeness incarnate. LOVE.THEM.

  27. Jennifer says:

    I love the snake too!!!

  28. Robyn Maier says:

    Love,love, love the snake!

  29. Amanda says:

    I love the pictures of Evan and the snake clearly it would make a great addition to our playroom!

  30. michgal18 says:

    Ooooh! Carson would loooooooove that snake!!

  31. Belle says:

    Tara is awesome! Love her stuff and yes a snake would be my first pick. My little guy is crazy about all things stuffed and animal. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  32. molly says:

    Dude, I WANT those snakes! That is awesome! Landon LOVES snakes!

  33. farrah jobling says:

    I LOVE her stuff! SOOOOO creative! I *need* a wallet! =)

  34. The one of a kind wallets and calendar covers are my favorites! But I know my little girl would LOVE a snake! But what I really want is a funky one of a kind camera strap cover for my Nikon D90. I have cool camera…just need the funky strap to go with it. I hope she’ll sell those in her shop soon!

  35. JOY says:

    I have three nephews and being a busy aunt I would love one of those burp clothes! They are too cute!

  36. Connie says:

    I love the passport cover…but seeing as how I don’t have a passport I guess I don’t have a need for one. But I do believe Brody needs a snake and it would be his very best friend!

  37. sarah says:

    LOVE the brag book! Great gift for my mom for the holidays!!

  38. Sarah-Anne says:

    those snakes are too cool! i really like the brag books the best, though…

  39. i adore the blue snake! Solo boy would love it!

  40. Robyn says:

    I have got to have that snake! Maybe I can talk her into making one with girly fabric for my baby girl?

  41. Emmie Bee says:

    I LOVE the deer burp cloths. Can I just buy three sets of those!?

  42. Oh those passport covers are adorable!!! Also, snake is the coolest thing EVAH!!

  43. Shelley Miller says:

    Can’t wait for the camera strap covers, & I love the passport covers!

  44. bellegourmande says:

    Baby Ellis needs that snake! Right now he could gum on it, and then in a few short months he could hit me with it. And I’m OK with that!

    Thanks Suzanne for doing these giveaways. It’s a lot of fun, even I win nothing!

  45. Love mr. snake!! And those adorable burp cloths. Cant’ believe I’m in the market for baby stuff again!

  46. Teresa says:

    Love those burp cloths — I have a grandson that will be here in 5 weeks. My daughter would love one of them. They are so beautiful and useful too!

  47. Danielle Roe says:

    Oh man! I wish the camera strap cover was in the shop NOW! I would love a brag book cover though – perfect Christmas gift for Grandma! :)

  48. Patty L. says:

    that snake looks so cuddly and soft – how fun! I’d pick out one of those!

  49. jeannett says:

    okay really…that snake is soooo cool! :)

  50. katie says:

    the snake the snake the snake! it’s so the best!

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