Monday, January 31, 2011

Feb Giveaway 1: Be a Superhero! Cape

Hey y'all!  Welcome to the first of four Smmidge giveaways for February (I know I know, it's technically the 31st, but c'mon - we're going with Feb). 

Everybody's a superhero sometimes!  And every kid should have a cape specially made for them. See rules below for the chance to win cape just for your pint sized superhero - and an added bonus for local Big D'ers.

This is the cape I made little Buggers and we wear it for everything from playing cars to washing dishes!  

When not giving Buggers super powers, the cape hangs in his room with his other instruments.  So cute!
Everyone's a winner here - find out more about how to make a cape and what inspired me,
after the jump.  

Otherwise here are the rules to win a Smmidge customized cape - perfect for boys and girls!  Big D dwellers - if you win the cape, you win a bonus Superhero Photo Session with Jenny Watts Photography.

Fill in the blanks, and we'll fill your mailbox with a Smmidge handmade cape!  

  • eligibility: open to ALL Smmidge readers
  • what to do: leave a comment on the giveaway post filling in these blanks: my favorite super hero is ______  because _______.
  • extra credit: if you are (or become) a follower of Smmidge blog, Smmidge Facebook, or @Smmidge Twitter you receive an extra entry each!  So come on!
  • entry deadline: comments will close 48 hours after initial post time
  • winner selection: winners will be chosen at random
  • winner notification: On mornings following giveaway closing, I'll announce the winner (Superhero Cape winner will be announced Thursday Feb 4th)
  • claiming your prize: send me an email at with your mailing address AND the initial of your superhero and I'll pop your prize in the mail! Winners must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize. alternate winner will be selected in this instance.
  • photo session: if you live in the Dallas area and are a winner, you receive a bonus free photo session with cape, (session only/Dallas TX) with Jenny Watts Photography.  must be redeemed within 6 months of winning.

We got this print for Buggers before he was born, and I LOVE it.  Isn't it so true?  
Cut your felt pieces - just make sure the length is right for your kiddo and that the top width is perfect for their neck/shoulders. 

fabric strips for the cape ties.
Initial with circle cutouts.
fold the felt over the fabric and use an adhesive to hold down - then add a rough stitch.    The quirkier the better.

Good luck!


  1. My favorite superhero is Martin Luther King, Jr. because of his unwavering faith and miraculous courage to swim upstream for what he believed in..all for the ultimate benefit of others, including me and you! He reminds me that "we have to despise apathy more than we fear failure." (gary thomas)

    Go Smmidge! What a fun contest and Taylor bug would LOVE a superhero cape to go with her awesomely new-found swagger.

  2. My favorite superhero is My OPA because no one could ever work as hard as him at getting the most out of life. He was an amazing man who touched so many lives, and the sad thing is I never truly knew how many people looked up to him as much as Aaron and I did until his recent passing. WOW how humbling it was and to have him a hero to others makes him even more special than I already knew he was!

    I lvoe to read the of my daily reads!

  3. Awesome contest! As a child my favorite superhero was Wonder Woman (which can be proven by many childhood pictures in Wonder Woman under-roos). I loved the combo of her kick-ass abilities used to fight for truth, equality, etc.

    For these same reasons, my sister, Lisa, is my adult superhero. She is an excellent mom/wife, sister, medical care giver, etc. all-the-while fighting a chronic childhood illness. She truly has superhuman abilities.

    If I am so lucky as to win the cape, the recipient will be my niece, Emma (Lisa's daughter), a wonder woman in the making.

  4. Mason's favorite super hero is Mega Mind. When I asked him why he said, "Because he is and he's nice!" Typical response from a 4 year old.

    Millie's favorite super hero, if I had to guess since she is only 15 months and can't communicate that with me, would be Batman. She loves playing with her brothers "Batman Cave" and dragging her brothers 5' tall Batman around the house.

    My favorite super heros are my mom and that I'm a parent I understand better what they sacrificed to be wonderful parents and role models to my sister and I. They gave of their time, talents, money, and most importantly, love, to provide my sister and I with any and everything that we could have ever wanted or needed in life. I think that makes them pretty darn "super."

  5. Is it fickle to have a new super hero each day? It keeps my life interesting and helps me find wonderful qualities in people. It would make defining a specific letter for a cape difficult alas I'd go with my 3 year old daughter's hero . . . a "B" for her baby brother Baxter. She says that she wants to be as sweet as he is when she gets that little!

  6. My superhero is MOLLY because of her insatiable appetite for a well-lived life and all things creative. You are an inspiration!

  7. Such wonderful, funny, creative comments so far! Thanks! Will stay open through Wed morning, so be sure to check back Thursday for the announcement! -mm

  8. My favorite superhero was my Dad, because I never really knew what awesome powers he had over me or my life until he was gone! He is truly a superhero in my eyes and I wish I only had the opportunity to tell him so... Brian


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