Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I am having...

a first ever giveaway! Because I like to encourage buying handmade, the focus of this giveaway is on Etsy.  Several lovely sellers have contributed beautiful items, and the prizes are as follows:

1) A ladies' bow tie from Beaubow Ties

Emmie Rose is proving with her beautiful "Beau Ties" that the look is not just for men. She makes both men's and ladies' bow ties from a variety of fabrics, including vintage material in everything from floral to tie dye. Her ties are the perfect accent to an oxford and blazer, or even a delicate dress. The winner of the giveaway will receive a beau tie made with vintage 70s floral print, pictured above!

2) A miniature book necklace from Oh My Golly


Brittany over at Oh My Golly press binds everything from full sized journals to books so small they dangle from necklaces and earrings, all in beautiful colors and textures. The winner of the giveaway will receive the dainty beige book necklace pictured above---perfect for those who like to jot down ideas on the go!

3) A macaron coin purse from Urban Pleat


Caitlin from Urban Pleat sews unique bags and purses in all sorts of bright, fun, colorful patterns! The giveaway winner will get one of her adorable macaron coin purses in a bold polka dot pattern. In addition to keeping change together, these pouches are perfect for making sure that jewelry doesn't get lost or broken in your purse. Use the code SPRINGPLEATS to get 10% off if you buy something during the giveaway!

4) Hair bow and earrings from Whimsical Miscellany

Mia, from Whimsical Miscellany, makes accessories with a nostalgic touch, from hair bows to earrings to bobby pins and head bands. The beautiful fabrics and prints she chooses create pieces with a decidedly vintage feel. The winner of the giveaway will receive one of Mia's classic mustard hair bows, as well as a pair of antique-style key earrings.

5) Embroidered Tree Pendant from Sew Happy Girls


Becky from Sew Happy Girls makes unique jewelry and cloth pieces with a definite touch of whimsy. Becky specializes in embroidered pendants, using thread, beads, and other dainty details to craft tiny images on each necklace. The winner of the giveaway will get one of her best-selling tree pendants, with a green and yellow tree set on a beautiful red background.

6) A needle felted baby penguin from Dear Moon


This little fellow is from my shop! He is about two inches tall, made of wool, and can generally stand on his own. If the winner would like to hang him from something, I'm happy to add a string before sending!

And finally,

7) A $5 Starbucks gift card, because you need somewhere to show off all your new accessories.

To enter, simply complete the tasks below! Two are required, and the rest are for extra entries. Enjoy :)

***NOTE: You must complete BOTH mandatory tasks for your entry to be counted. If you follow via google friend connect, please follow publicly--otherwise, I can't tell whether you followed or not!  I think this might be happening, because I can't seem to verify some of those entries, and I don't want anyone to miss out. And, to quote the lovely Kate from Scathingly Brilliant: "Please, none of this follow-and-leave as soon as the giveaway is over jazz...that's super rude!"

Good luck to all!

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