Sponsor Features & 8 Giveaways!

Every month, Freckled Nest promotes a great collection of shops, blogs and artists in the right sidebar. This month, I've invited my sponsors to share about something that i n s p i r e s them! Most sponsors have also contributed something special & cool to our big giveaway!! Yeee!

To enter the big giveaway, leave an encouraging comment
on each sponsors blog (links below), then write your name and email address in the comments of this post and in a few days, we will draw one person who wins everything!

BONUS GIVEAWAY: A separate winner will be drawn from our Twitter Followers every month and win a Small Ad spot on Freckled Nest for the month ahead :] Note: re-gifting allowed if you don't have a blog or shop.

Hello. My name is Danielle Andreoli. I'm a young{ish} mum living in outback Australia with my family. For the past two years I've had a huge obsession with owls. I know owls are everywhere these days but I like to tell myself I liked owls before they were hip {again}.
Over the years I've been addicted to allot of things. Shopping, handbags, op shopping, shoes, blogs, the color grey..you name it and it's probably been on my list. I like to say I'm a little bit addicted to everything and totally addicted to living life to the full. Nowadays I have a new addiction. While my husband is at work, I spend my days fabric cutting patterns and sewing handbags. When I'm sewing I feel like I'm in my own little world... I love to get creative and I am excellent at making a mess. I recently opened my own little store and it's a real buzz to sell one of your own creations.
Giveaway: a homemade handbag by Hello Owl

Patria [Inspiration] copy 2
Hiya, I'm Patria from Lello & Bu! I feel most inspired when I am creating something new and different, dreamed up, thought about, planned and then actually made. It is like a light bulb goes off in my head and suddenly my hands are working faster than my brain can think! and then, right before my very eyes, an idea has come to life and there is something tangible for me to see and feel and proudly show off! Above is a photo of me on the floor surrounded by paper making something, who knows what...
Giveaway: Paper Aeroplane "fly" and Heart-o-vore Dino


Blog & Etsy
I'm Andrea and I am the artist behind Paper-Sparrow. I grew up in England and I currently live in Florida. My art is inspired by nature, walks in the woods, memories of the New Forest and vintage childrens books. I love painting animals and I imagine all the fun things that they get up to when we're not looking. At the moment, I'm looking forward to spring time colors, baby animals, and spending more time outside. When I'm not painting pictures for Paper-Sparrow, I play cello, love a good cup of coffee and am planning my next road trip in my beloved Swedish wagon.
Giveaway: an 8x10 print of my Down by the River painting


Hi Everyone! My name is Jane Heinrichs and I am an illustrator who calls both London (UK) and Winnipeg (Canada) home. I am most inspired by fairy tales and nursery rhymes. The image you see above is from a recent project of mine to illustrate the mother goose rhyme, "The Queen of Hearts, she baked some tarts." I think fairy tales and nursery rhymes gives such scope for imagination and interpretation. They are so fun to draw!
I love children’s books, especially vintage ones. I recently wrote and illustrated a children’s book called “Magic at the Museum”. I created my own publishing company to self-publish this book. Within one year of publication “Magic at the Museum” was short-listed for a major Canadian illustration award and spent two weeks on the bestseller list in Winnipeg. This is a testament to the power of confidence and the chutzpah of an indie-business! Come visit my blog to witness the inside workings of a small publishing company.
Giveaway: One archival giclée print of the knave of hearts eating cake in Regent's Park (London)


MME [inspiration] copy2
Blog & Etsy
My name is Megan and I'm an illustrator who specializes in pen and ink. Most of my illustrations center around European fairy tales or Victorian tales, which is why I joke with my friends that I was born at least 200 years too late. My blog, named after my Studio MME Illustrations business, shows daily in-progress shots of my work. I think there's something special about watching an artwork come into creation and I love sharing that feeling with others. Last summer I took a month-long trip to Scotland and became enamored with its history and scenery, not only of the countryside, but of the 12th century hospital-turned-manor I stayed in.
Giveaway: Winner's choice of one of the following prints-Daughters of the Forest or Sons of the Forest

Hello! My name is Eleise. I'm 24 years old & I enjoy all kinds of crafting from jewelery making, soap making, candle making, crocheting, scrap booking to sewing. I'm inspired by everything baby which is where I find my inspiration for my shop, One Artsy Mama. I enjoy taking pictures & hope to start up my own photography business where I can shoot baby portraits as well. Above is a picture of one of my guitar onesies...I get inspired by really cute fabrics from which I can make adorable onesies with.
Giveaway: 3 iPod soaps (purple, pink, blue ...the actual size of an iPod!)
Eleise [giveaway]
Hi, I'm Dixie from DixieDIY. My little etsy shop started out when I thought it might be fun to experiment in making candles. I needed some sort of container so I used old vintage glasses I had and soon enough I had so many that I decided to sell them.
Right now I've really been inspired by the Cathedral of Junk here in Austin, TX. It's this big multi level structure built continuously in some guy's backyard over the past 20 years that is made out of, well, junk! Cast off pieces of metal, bottles, TVs, signs, chairs, bikes, CDs, fences, anything and everything you can imagine! And it's huge! People even have weddings there. It's quite an incredible feat and I love how one man took all of this unwanted stuff (some given to him, some he found) and turned it into something beautiful and spectacular. Talk about recycling! You can learn more about the Cathedral and how it began here. I also have a bunch more photos that I took here as well.
(no giveaway)

Hey everyone! I’m Elle, from Elle’s Studio and we have lots of fun scrapbooking tags, embellishments, stamps and more! Our design team keeps us inspired with all their amazing creations, too! The above layout was made by Daniela Dobson – you can see the other design team creations at our Inspiration Gallery. New galleries are posted on the 20th of each month. In March, our business will be three years old (time is going SO fast!) and so we are planning a big celebration! Mark your calendars for the entire month as we get inspired, challenged and more at our blog! There is even an extra special surprise planned, but I can’t spill the beans just yet :) We are on facebook now, too! Become a fan to get the latest updates and fun, exclusive giveaways!
Giveaway: Winner gets all the tags featured below!

My name is Jaelynn and I reside in Orange County, Ca. I am quite fond of cameras, photography, owls and American sign language. My blog is more like journal/diary that I'm sharing with the world. Here is where my opinions, ideas, dreams, rants and inspirations all collaborate into a day-by-day story of my life. I am a barista by early morning and an an avid estate saler, thrift store fiend, vintage guru the rest of the time. I enjoy feeding the addictions of other fashionistas with lush one-of-a-kind vintage pieces that encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle. I am the type to be inspired visually- whether its beautiful images found through talented bloggers and photographers, the sky on a beautiful day or the subtle beauty I find in old vintage pieces needed to be restored (like my favorite headphones!)!
Giveaway: Killer Vintage Liquid Embroidered Mushroom Print!

Become a Freckled Nest Sponsor
Our ad sizes are changing with for our new blog format...
XL Ad ($90) 160x200
Large Ad ($40) 160x120
Small Ad ($25) 160x60
To be a sponsor in March, please email FreckledNest@gmail.com

Good luck and enjoy visiting these new blogs and inspiring women!

Love Leigh-Ann


  1. Oh, these all look so beautiful. Would happy own all of them! " )

  2. commented on all blogs :)

    LOVE This giveaway! I would love to win :)

  3. How awesome!!! Especially love the opportunity for an ad spot! Thanks for being so cute and fun :) -Jess

  4. Done, done, done, done, done, done, done & done!

    What a marvellous giveaway, I have EVERYTHING crossed... which makes it kind of hard to type, walk or see, but it's a small price to pay...


  5. What a fun fun giveaway!! You have lovely sponsors! I commented on all their sweet blogs and was glad to find new vendors! lynninlove{at}gmail.com

  6. this is awesome! dun and dunner.
    my name's roxy :)
    roxy [dot] rodriguez [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. i love all those prints!! they are so pretty. great items in this giveaway!


  8. Wonderful sponsors! Love the giveaways. Here's hoping!!

  9. What a good group of sponsors! They all have really fun blogs too!

  10. oh man, that dinosaur is so so cute!

    I hope this is okay, but i didn't leave my comment on everyones most recent entry. I wanted to explore and see more of their blog and i left my comment on whatever entry i thought deserved it!


  11. lovely lovely blogs, stores and people!
    I love everyone of them, thanks for sharing!!

  12. Thank you for this post! Even if I don't win the giveaway, I found a lot of new and inspiring blogs!


  13. That was fun! Thanks!


  14. Just finished commenting on all these amazing blogs! It's a great selection of crafty people! Love all the cute stuff they're giving away so thank you for the chance to participate as well :)


  15. Commented on everyones blog! I love super inspiring blogs!

  16. Thanks for the inspiration! This is such a nice give away! Tomorrow i'm going to look at a new home, hope i get it. I have allready a place for those prints in mind haha.

  17. I had a wonderful time looking through everyone's blogs, you have FANTASTIC sponsors!! :)


  18. thank you for making me discover some new artists.
    i can't wait to start the indie class with you!
    Isabelle aka BellaG

  19. such cute sponsors...i l!ove having new blogs to read!


  20. This was a great way to discover new and inspiring artists! THANKS!

  21. Ashley Ann
    mosthotbutter [at] gmail [dot] com

  22. Commented on all! Phew! Happy to have done so, though. I hope everyone's had a good week, and good luck!

    BTW, the shirt I got from DOTS is amazing!!!! I didn't realize it'd be so soft! Wow!

    spektorish @gmail.com

  23. Great blogs!

  24. Anna D.
    i love all the blogs & shops. :)

  25. very cool! would love to win them!!! :) fantastic! e-mail: erin@erinleighphoto.com

  26. I love all these posts to find new blogs, indie sellers and cute inspiration....thanks for all these giveaways! I just left my comment on each blog, that was fun!
    Sarah M

  27. Left comments for everyone! :)


  28. Great idea to get encouragement, and a great giveaway! My name comes up as Deborah Hodgin and Debo Joy

    Deborah Hodgin

  29. What a super fun giveaway!

  30. I have had so much fun reading these blogs.
    These ladies are so inspiring.
    Thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway.

    love and hugs,
    Fritzi Marie


  31. I had a great time reading all of these blogs...found a few new ones. Thanks for sponsoring a giveaway! I think I'm too late..but, i read thru them all anyway. journeyseeds@gmail.com

  32. what inspiring blogs!


  33. i visited them and loved them all1 what a great idea for a giveaway!! :)

    love, amy

  34. Thanks again for doing this blog hop of sorts. I always get a kick out of being inspired by new bloggers!!
    Count me in!!



  35. I visited all the blogs and commented...some great artists, ideas, inspiration and fun out there!!

  36. This is a great giveaway. I checked out and commented on all the blogs, and I liked getting to see new blogs I might never have ventured to before. Thank you for that.

    ~ Emily ~

  37. I'm so glad you have introduced me to all these new faces! Fingers crossed!

  38. Love all of these blogs! and their beautiful creations!

    - Laura

  39. great blogs! I added a few to my reader. Awesome talent out there...I could blog hop for hours! Not to mention, awesome giveaway!


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  41. got to visit and comment on everyone and now have so many inspirational blogs to follow- thanks for sharing them with me! i want to win, pretty please with sugar on top :)

  42. What a wonderful group of inspiring bloggers! Thanks for all the fun!


  43. Done! What an inspirational bunch!


    Thanks for the chance!

  44. That was fun! What wonderful blogs.....so very inspiring. Thanks so much for the chance.

    alberta annette

  45. I had been checking out a few of your sponsors this past week and must say that I love each and every one of them! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Christina Gunter

  46. LA I lovee that you feature all of your sponsors! It's soo fun getting to find new inspiring blogs!!
    and thank you ALL for this incredible giveaway!

  47. Hi Leigh-Ann- love this giveaway I left comments on everyone's blog.

    Thank you!

  48. Hey Leigh-Ann!

    All these ladies are so very talented, I'm definitely jealous.

    I left comments for all of them, and I'm hoping to win!
    ~Rachael Bender


  49. Everything is so lovely and inspiring! I hope I win! The only blog where I didn't leave a comment was paper sparrow - i couldn't log in there.

    urchiken at gmail dot com


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