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September Shopping Spree Giveaway - Five New Shops To Choose From
Submitted by Pam on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 20:02
I did not make these adorable gourd pumpkins! I do not have whimsy genes!
But the husband/wife team at Harmon Art has whimsey genes all over the place!! And when I spied these two little pumpkin gourds in their shop I could not help myself. "Gourd queen" or not - I had to have them!
The Harmon husband/wife team, school teachers who create gourd and clay treasures in their spare time and sell them in their Etsy Shop Harmon Art, actually inspired me to consider making this month's giveaway all about school teachers who also have on line shops.
After all - without teachers - none of us could blog, write patterns, learn new crafty skills. Teachers have given us the tools to do everything we do!!
Unfortunately, I was not successful in my search. So, this month's Support Producers of Free On Line Content Giveaway, will simply include Harmon Art - and four other on line shops I think you will enjoy!
Again, the total value of the gift certificate is $30.00 and you may spend it all in one place or make smaller purchases from several shops.
The drawing for the winner will be held September 20th to give all my busy readers plenty of time to catch up to this post!!!
To enter the drawing, leave me a comment on this post telling me what if anything you have done so far to begin your preparations for the winter holidays!
International entries are welcome and any shipping will be covered by me!
And now - the five shops you have to choose from!
Harmon Art of course! Be sure to check out their sugar skulls made from gourds. Absolutely perfect for Day of the Dead celebrations coming up soon! And of course - lots more pumpkins!
Who doesn't love Spoonflower fabrics?
These are a few from my own stash! Browsing the whole shop may take you some time - but what a glorious way to spend a fall afternoon! Try out a couple fat quarters or order that yard of fabric you have had your eye on!
Spoonflower has made it possible for anyone who wishes to design and then print their very own fabric! And in addition, you have access to their blog which hosts creatives from all over the blogisphere sharing tutorials for adding Spoonflower magic to your life!
Image of Tooterphant by Lucy Ravenscar
If you are a Star Wars fan, or love someone who is, you will not want to miss seeing the patterns Lucy has created based on favorite Star Wars characters! Brilliant! Every one of them!
See the very newest ones (including R2D2) as well as lots of free crochet patterns on her blog, Lucy Ravenscar - Crochet Creatures.
Image of crochet coin purse by Madame Renard
100% handmade in Italy! That's what you will find in Silvia's Etsy shop - Madame Renard. I introduced you to Silvia last spring when I purchased one of her little bunnies from the EtsyItalia Charity Shop. But she mostly makes and sells beautiful handbags, slippers, bracelets, notebook covers and even vintage buttons!
Silvia shares pictures of life in beautiful Italy as well as the occasional how-to instructions for simple projects on her blog, by the same name!
Image of flower hat by Linda Permann
Fall is in the air and for many of us that means we start dreaming about lovely yarn and new projects to keep us busy during those chilly afternoons! What better place to find the perfect pattern than at Linda Permann Designs on Ravelry? Hats, sweaters, scarves - oh my! You are guaranteed to find an original Lindamade pattern you can't live without!
And visit Linda on her blog Lindamade for free patterns and tutorials, links to many of her Ravelry patterns, and especially a recent post sharing her adventures in my favorite part of the world - the American Southwest!
That's it! These shops should keep you very busy shopping for hours! Good luck everyone!