I've got a package deal for today's giveaway, three items from three terrific shops that will help you finish out those last items on your Christmas shopping list.
First, there's Crankbunny--a paper shop that creates paper art. These are things you've got to see for yourself and they're even more impressive in person, the photos just don't do them justice. Cranbunny makes pop up cards, puppets and prints but my favorites are the cards which anyone would be thrilled to find in their mailbox, they're gifts by themselves. The butterfly card is so pretty it kept me fascinated as I fluttered its wings back and forth, back and forth.
Each of Crankbunny's puppets and cards are printed from the computer then cut and intricately assembled by hand--and there are new puppets coming soon in time for the holidays. This week's giveaway winner will receive, courtesy of Crankbunny, one of the beautiful White Lace Blooming Pop Up Cards pictured above. You'll love it.
Second, I present Minor Thread, where handmade bags, buttons, scarves and artwork are waiting. If you have someone on your list who loves bags and purses (like . . . I don't know . . . me??) you'll love the quirky-cool totes with bold, bright appliqués and big generous pockets. The orange corderoy tote at the right has the prettiest lining (I find myself longing for it) and as an added bonus there is a little birthday sale going on with a couple bags for $15 and under. Can't beat that. And as part of this week's package Minor Thread is offering a set of colorful graphic buttons to the giveaway winner--thanks Minor Thread!
Finally, Foundling is a shop that celebrates the past, "incorporating vintage, found, recycled or repurposed materials" into new and beautiful pieces that I love. These red flowered bobby pins pictured at left are from vintage fabric that has been hand-singed and gathered into lovely little poppies that couldn't be more attractive or eye-catching. Can't you picture a holiday up-do with these clustered in the curls?
Besides the pins Foundling has necklaces and ear rings but the pins are my favorite and all of the pieces are priced to perfection as stocking stuffers and little somethings to go perfectly with a thank you card or holiday note. I have, from the kindness of Foundling, a set of two red pins and one white as part of the triple giveaway package.
Here's how to win:
Before 12 am Monday go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.
This giveaway is open to anyone, one and all--good luck! And here's hoping the entry form behaves this time.
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