Every month, Freckled Nest promotes a great collection of shops, blogs and artists in our right sidebar. This month, I've invited my sponsors to share a bit about themselves, and the option to contribute in the big giveaway for one lucky winner! I think it's extra fun that the winner will receive the giveaways one by one in the mail and have lots of fun mail to look forward to and enjoy :) How to Enter: Encourage these Amazing & Driven & Talented People... Visit each sponsors shop or blog and observe something you like about them, their craft or a product you love and write it here in the comments of this post. To make it a little easier, I put a number beside each sponsors blog&shop link so you can list your compliments a little easier :) In a few days, I will draw one random winner who will receive EVERYTHING :) Giveaway is open to everyone! 1. blog & shop Hi, my name is Jill and Lune is my baby - an outlet and an excuse for an ongoing collection of beautiful, unique and inspiring vintage. I find it difficult to fully define what Lune is about, because it is endlessly evolving and growing. This year I was able to introduce Lune as a bricks and mortar store called Lune Vintage in Winnipeg, MB, Canada and began offering workshops and classes focused on the revival & re-imagining of traditional crafting. Come October 2009, Lune is branching out further with the opening of our local workshop studio & gallery The Lune Collective - Studio 680. Here local & international crafters can show their wares among a hand selected collection of vintage/modern furnishings, home decor, and artwork. We're working on a collection of vintage inspired clothing to debut in 2010 and are currently enhancing our online shop to provide an interactive 24/7 Lune experience to both local and international customers. If I were to break it down to a simple statement, Lune is about collecting, creating, sharing and enjoying the small beautiful things that make every day life a little more special. XO - Jill Lune Vintage Giveaway: (1 Mitch O'Connoll Sublime Stitching Pattern, 1 Vintage Ephemera Scrap Pack, 1 Peach Pit Mid century Inspired Print, 1 Vintage pieced jewelry pendent) 2. blog & shop Hi! I'm Alice! I'm an illustrator/designer from Vancouver, BC, Canada. I live with my husband Jarod and our Boston Terrier Gizmo. I'm a very crafty girl with a place in my heart for vintage dresses, buttons, lace, strawberries, pop-up books, bows, red lipstick and cute pigs. My Etsy shop currently holds some of my artwork, but I will be updating it soon with handmade books and some of my other creations. I update my blog regularly with links to all sorts of inspiring things, as well as my daily life. If you stop by, leave me a comment so I know who's reading! XOX Alice Valentine Alice Valentine Giveaway: (Super Happy Time Trio of Goodies! Handmade mini book, cute mini utensils, and stationary pack) 3. blog & shop Hello there! My name is Jaime. I am a full time crafty gal, which means that I spend all my days and nights sewing, stuffing, trimming, sketching, dreaming, and drinking coffee. I am majorly inspired by monsters, magic, swarovski crystals, "hello my name is" nametags, and the color pink. Right now I sell journals and monster toys, and I am super excited to offer a line of scrapbooking supplies, hair accessories and scarves starting August 25th! Sparkles & Sticks Giveaway: (Fuzzy Love Embellishments. Sneekpeak of a scrapbooking/paper crafts line debuting on Wednesday!) 4. blog & shop I'm definitely a night owl, and have most of my day dreams then, but don't get me wrong I love a good sleep. I'm always found laughing or smiling and I hope that all of my creations spark that feeling with anyone they come in contact with. Photography is still my one true love, seeing the world through a lens makes me appreciate the little beauties of life. One day I would love to write and illustrate a children's book. You can most often find me on my blog that I update as much as possible with creations, or just beautiful things from my day. I'm never afraid to be silly, I car dance and sing out loud even when I'm alone; and I'm ok with that! My vice is crisp cool Diet Coke. The best word of advice I could give to anyone is laugh everyday, you'll be better for it in the long run :) XO. Kyla - OneLateNight. One Late Night Giveaway: (Kyla's offering a custom Tic Tac Sew; the winner can choose the color scheme!!) Blog Help 911
Here I am at Maker Faire in Austin Texas. This green car in the pic was too cool to pass up. They put putt-putt golf grass all over it, how cool is that!
I enjoy going to all types of craft shows with Jessica where we can meet cool people who are living their dream. I started Blog Help 911 to help everyone better expose their creativeness online. Many crafters who sell online use their blog to help promote themselves. I really enjoy working with everyone I meet. 5. blog & shop I love hunting for treasures! I started MimiLane Vintage so I could share some treasures with you! I only put items in MimiLane that I would put in my own home...sometimes it's really hard not to put it in my own home!!! I'm an interior designer & love photography, crafty things, painting, riding my new pink bike and hunting through thrift stores and garage sales!! I hope you find something cool for your home in MimiLane Vintage and remember to comment for your chance to win the beautiful crewl tapestry square!!! Thank you lovveeess!!! MiMi Lane Giveaway: (Vintage Handmade Crewl Tapestry Square) 6. blog & shop I started Funky Finds in March of 2006 so I could share all my ?finds? with friends and family. Before I knew it, I had built a good-sized readership & many began asking if they could advertise on my site. My now husband, Joe, implemented ads & we began attending craft shows in Texas to promote our site & meet local artisans. Many complained about the online marketplaces that were available at the time, namely the nickel & dime fees, time-consuming listing process, and saturated categories. That is when we decided to develop our own online marketplace, The Shops @ Funky Finds. We launched the site last summer & have since continually added features & upgrades. Our goal is to provide artisans with an easy-to-use, affordable venue so they can live their dream & make a living doing what they love. All of our sites feature artists, crafters & designers world-wide, but our roots run deep in Texas. In April, we hosted the Funky Finds Spring Fling, an art & craft show featuring 120 vendors from Texas & Oklahoma. We have since relocated to Pennsylvania, but plan to have another event in Fort Worth, Texas, in the coming spring. Thank you to all the readers & artisans that support Funky Finds. And to all shoppers, I urge you to continue supporting the handmade movement! They once were funky lost, but now they are funky found. Funky Finds is happy to give away TWO FREE MONTHS with The Shops @ Funky Finds! Jessica and Joe will work with the winner to set up their free shop. If you're Interested in Advertising your Site or Shop on Freckled Nest in September, Please Email FreckledNest@gmail.com soon to Reserve your Spot :) Good luck everyone, this is a sweet giveaway! xo! LA