Monday, August 30, 2010

Focus On... Kudu-lah! {And A Giveaway!}














**I don't know what's up with my formatting! I'm working with Blogger to correct these issues! Sorry!**


Did you think the monsters in Monsters Inc. were super cute? Do you like "weird" art? Do you like mason jars? Do you like the feel and weight of wood? Are you a fan of free shipping? Then, you'll LOVE Kudu-lah! This unique etsy shop is the brainchild of Kenny Kudulis, a deep South transplant who now lives in The Big Apple. Out of his imagination comes an array of "critters" to adorn your walls, kids, and babies. Could it get any better? Yes, it could - because Kenny has bravely answered my silly questions and has offered a free mason jar critter to one lucky reader! Read on for more info!

my fave!}

Tell me some basic info about yourself. My name is Kenny Kudulis. I grew up down in the deep South. I am from a little port city called Mobile in Alabama. I had a wicked awesome childhood filled with afternoons of fort building and weekends filled with fishing.




What kind of mediums do you use and why? I love using wood as a base for all my prints. I love the weight of it, the color and especially how no two pieces are the same on account of the grain.






What made you decide to sell on etsy? About 3 years ago or so a buddy was telling me about this AWESOME site called Etsy. The next day I opened a shop. I sold hand painted messenger bags back then but for about the last year I have been selling my lil critters!



Where do you get your inspiration? I get my inspiration from people I meet and all the pets I see walking around the city. Also, I go to the American Museum of Natural History alot but it all started with late night subway rides. It would be 3am or 4am in the morning. I would be coming home from work and the people I encountered on the subway from Manhatten to Queens on the "F" has definetely given me years and years of inspiration.




What is your favorite music to craft by? I have been listening to a lot of Avett Brothers and The Black Keys lately. My old go-to standard though, is anything by The Flaming Lips.





When it's cold outside... I am watching BattleStar Galactica eating Jungle Curry with my Lady :)

{bear-bear onesie - does the super cute baby come with it?}


When I'm hungry... I usually wander around aimlessly opening cabinets and drawers 'til my wife says, "Let's get delivery".



When I need a boost... I go to the MOMA or The Met. That usually gets my butt in gear.



I wish I was/were... On that 50 day cruise Royal Caribbean offers...That would be pimp.  I think it is only like $6,000. . .Which isn't bad considering all the ports.



If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be... Well it would be a mutual gift...Time. Time to hang out or go to brunch. Just to slow down and enjoy time together. Everyone is so busy and moving so fast these days. Myself included.


If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be... Wayne Coyne. I met him for a brief minute at a show. I got totally star struck and said something to the effect, "You guys totally rock!" Totally Lame, I know. I would want to sit down and ask him about how he managed to stick it out all those 12 years at Long John Silvers till the Lips finally made it.


If you were an animal, what would you be? Prolly a squirrel... I am a little spastic :)


What's your favorite piece of your own? My first critter painting. It is special because it is where it all began.

{moxie kids critter tee}


What are your favorite blogs/websites right now? I just discovered "People of Walmart" yesterday. Dude, it is a little horrifying for sure. As always, I love etsy. My wife has a super duper blog called "Cupcakes Malone" it is an online food and adventure diary following our time here in the NYC. Pretty rockin'.



You can find Kudu-lah at their website, on facebook and on etsy!

{Giveaway}
Kenny would love to offer one of you lucky readers your very own mason jar critter














First entry (mandatory):
Become a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader.

Second entry (mandatory):
Head over to Kudu-lah and tell me which mason jar critter you would choose if you won!

Extra entries (optional):
- Follow the Kudu-lah blog, Critters! Critters! Critters!
- Follow Cupcakes Malone.
- Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
Follow me on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Add my button to your blog (in sidebar).
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.



Please leave separate comments for each entry and make sure I can contact you if you're the winner!


Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time September 7, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on September 8, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Kudu-lah will ship anywhere in the world!


**Don't forget to enter to win a faux taxidermy birdie from Mary Beth's Art, if you haven't already!**

150 comments:

  1. amazing giveaway!

    i'm a follower :D

    beeyum@ymail.com

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  2. I've befriended Kudu-lah Critters on Facebook.

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  3. i now follow Cupcakes Malone.

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  4. i really loved Moxie! she reminds me of my little bee :)

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  5. I'm a facebook fan of kate and oli!

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  7. i follow you on twitter and i tweeted about the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/beeyum

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  8. Follow you...
    malmort01 at optonline nte

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  9. Get your email...
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  10. Like them on FB
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  11. follow Critter, Critters, Critters

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  12. I like the Boo Scare .

    malmort01 @ optonline net

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  13. i would pick bear-bear
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  14. FB fan of Kate and Oli
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  15. Nice giveaway :D~
    Im a follower!

    battyaboutbats at gmail.com

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  16. I would love to get the Squppy <3!

    battyaboutbats at gmail.com

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  17. Follower on Facebook (G. Calvo)

    battyaboutbats at gmail.com

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  18. Follower of the blog Critters! critters! critters!

    battyaboutbats at gmail.com

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  19. Follower of Kate&Oli on facebook (G. Calvo)

    battyaboutbats at gmail.com

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  20. I am a follower of your blog. www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com

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  21. My fave is the Quadropus. www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com

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  22. I would pick the moxie mason jar critter...

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  23. Hi, I would pick Squppy

    s.lam(at)gmx(dot)net

    Thanks :)

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  24. friended Kudu-lah Critters
    on facebook

    karen scammell

    twannywun (at) hotmail dot com

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  25. choose Squppy

    twannywun (at) hotmail dot com

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  26. am a acebook fan of Kate and Oli.


    karen scammell

    twannywun (at) hotmaIL dot com

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  27. i'm a follower

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

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  28. I love Squppy!

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

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  29. I'm a friend of Kudu-lah on facebook now!

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

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  30. I'm following Critters! Critters! Critters!

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

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  31. I'm a kate and oli facebook fan too!

    elissa at iinet dot net dot au

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  32. i follow via GFC

    my email is littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

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  33. tweet
    http://twitter.com/forgetshyness/status/22612291660

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  34. I follow threw GFC as Tracy Taylor
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  35. To start what I think would rapidly become a collection I would pick :Quadropus (Mason Jar Critter Art) simply because I collect octopusses on CityFolk LOL and that would be to fun! I think these are just the best! Truely.
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  36. I follow in google reader.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  37. I think I like the Squppy jar best.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  38. Just subscribed through Google reader!

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  39. For the second entry, I think the Nerdy Worm would look AMAZING in my guest room!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53585532/nerdy-worm-mason-jar-critter-art

    accidentalolympian@gmail.com

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  40. i am now subscribed to your blog :)

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  41. and I would love to have all of the, but if I must choose, i would choose Skitch

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  42. and now I am also a follower of critters blog :)

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  43. I'm a blog follower!

    -vegancraftastic on etsy

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  44. I would choose Squppy!

    -vegancraftastic on etsy

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  45. I am a follower of Kate and Oli on Google Friend Connect.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  46. If I win, I would pick the Nerdy Worm.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  47. I sent a Friend Request to Kudu-lah on FB. (Suzanne Gregg).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  48. I follow Critters! Critters! Critters!

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow Cupcakes Malone.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  50. I'm already on the Kate and Oli mailing list.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted. (kiddo47)

    http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/22638546584

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  52. I like Kate and Oli on FB. (Suzanne Gregg)

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  53. what a great feature and what an awesome shop!!..

    i'm a follower here!!

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  54. this would be the one! :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52964835/plumb-mason-jar-critter-art

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  55. I love the Nerdy Worm!

    picnut1512@yahoo.com

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  56. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I would choose the bear-bear!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I friended Kudu-lah Critters on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore and I hope they accept my request!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I like Kate & Oli on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I follow the Cupcakes Malone blog - I'm the seventh follower by the name of Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I follow you on Twitter (I'm @AmberGoo) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/22669353994
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I am a blog follower!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  63. I loved Monsters Inc and I love monsters (LOL), so it was very hard to choose a favourite!
    I like Quadropus followed very closely by Plumb. :)

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  64. I "like" Kate and Oli on FB as Deborah Davey.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  65. I follow! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Love the Squppy (Mason Jar Critter Art). omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I am a follower via GFC

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  68. I really like Maverick Snail!

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  69. I like Kudu-lah Critters on facebook

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  70. I follow kudu-lah's blog

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  71. I signed up for Kate and Oli's mailing list

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  72. I like you on facebook

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  73. Hi! I am your new follower!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. I love Maverick Snail (Mason Jar Critter Art). So cute creation!!!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. I've befriended Kudu-lah Critters on Facebook

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I new Cupcakes Malone follower!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. I am your new Facebook Fan!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I'm now a follower of your blog!
    cass at daleking dot org

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  80. I'd get Skitch, because he looks so happy! :)

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  81. I follow via GFC!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    forsurveyonly at gmail dot com

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  82. I'd choose the Maverick Snail (Mason Jar Critter Art).

    forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

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  83. I'm a GFC follower. :)

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  84. If I won, I'd choose Quadropus!

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  85. I'm following Cupcakes Malone via GFC.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  86. I'm signed for the Kate and Oli mailing list. :)

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  87. Following you and tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/my_wunderkammer/status/22828997629

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  88. Your button is in my blog, here: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  89. I'm a Facebook fan. :) My username there is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  90. Blogged about the giveaway, here:
    http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/100902_97.html

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  91. I follow with GFC--jcsjcs

    libbylopez at hotmail dot com

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  92. I'd choose skitch! He just looks like the most fun!

    libbylopez at hotmail dot com

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  93. I would choose Maverick Snail!!!

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  94. I Follow the Kudu-lah blog in a reader

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  95. I Follow Cupcakes Malone on GFC

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  96. I Signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list

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  97. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/yuki_kokoro/status/22998427118

    yuki@michelf.com

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  98. I am your follower. Lubica
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  99. I would choose Maverick Snail (Mason Jar Critter Art). thanks
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  100. I follow you and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/23066022927
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  101. I ve sent friend request to Kudu-lah Critters on Facebook. (Lubka Kotmanikova)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  102. I am Facebook fan of Kate and Oli. (Lubka Kotmanikova)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  103. I follow your blog
    brookt_99@yahoo.com

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  104. I would like to have the 3 Eye'd Guy.
    brookt_99@yahoo.com

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  105. I follow Critters! Critters! Critters!
    brookt_99@yahoo.com

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  106. I follow Cupcakes Malone.
    brookt_99@yahoo.com

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  107. i follow as john/sb (jorossiATgmailDOTcom)

    shenais
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  108. i follow as john/sb (jorossiATgmailDOTcom)

    shenais
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  109. i like shark jr- so sweet and goofy.
    shenais
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  110. i follow critters as mamipdx
    shenais
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  111. i follow cupcakes as john/sb
    shenais
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  112. i am already a follower of your blog for a while... this is a very cool giveaway and I love his creatures!

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  113. My favorite critter is Maverick the snail.

    My email is mariasolha@yahoo.com

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  114. I love the slub critter. hehe so big and green with one little eye. Thats funny :D
    I'm a follower now
    little matty 2009 at googlemail dot com
    Thanks !

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  115. I follow your blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  116. My favorite is: Squppy (Mason Jar Critter Art)

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  117. I "like" Kudu-lah Critters on facebook

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  118. I follow Critters! Critters! Critters!

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  119. I follow Cupcakes Malone and now I'm hungry

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  120. I'm already signed up for your mailing list - you have the cutest giveaways

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  121. I'm a facebook fan

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  122. I follow your blog on gfc as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  123. I would pick the Maverick Snail!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  124. I’m subscribe to you via email
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  125. I added kudu-lah critters on facebook as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  126. I follow cupcakes malone on gfc as Jenny Bolech.
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  127. I like you on facebook as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  128. I follow you twitter as JennyBolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  129. I follow your blog!
    aleytac@hotmail.com

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  130. I would choose nerdy worm!
    aleytac@hotmail.com

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  131. Following with google connect.
    I like Bear Bear.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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  132. I am a follower.

    lynsif@gmail.com

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  133. I like the Snail. He just seems like a happy snail slowly goind along his merry way.

    lynsif@gmail.com

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  134. Now following
    Critters! Critters! Critters!

    lynsif@gmail.com

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  135. Now following Cupcakes Malone !

    lynsif@gmail.com

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  136. Now friends with Kudu-lah Critters on Facebook.

    (Lynsi's Fishbowl)

    lynsif@gmail.com

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  137. Now a fan of Kate & Oli on FB !

    (Lynsi's Fishbowl)

    Lynsif@gmail.com

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  138. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  139. I'd choose the 'Maverick Snail'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  140. I added Kudu-lah on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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