Monday, August 16, 2010

Giveaway! :)

I was going to wait until this afternoon to post this however I just couldn't sleep without posting it first!

I'm so excited to start my first ever giveaway and I have a wonderful Etsy seller, Anne Potter, to share with you and all the wonderful things at her Etsy shop, Hand Made By Anne Potter. 

Here's a little more about her, in her own words...
Monogram Pillow... perfect wedding or anniversary gift!

My name is Anne Potter. I am a stay-at-home mom to five children (ages 15,10,8,2,2). My husband and I are both from the Chicago area, but now we live next to cornfields in downstate Illinois. I have a degree in English from the University of Illinois, but I haven't wanted to read a book since I graduated. I have been "making things" for as long as I can remember. I love to work with lots of different media. I love to knit, crochet, sew, quilt, bead, even paper, so my shop is full of jewelry, accessories, home decor and holiday pieces. Inspired by vintage and second-hand materials, I use as much recycled materials as possible. Sometimes I am inspired first by a material (vintage seam binding, or great jewelry findings) and create a piece based on these items. Other times, I have a project in mind, and try to create the piece using materials on hand. My inspiration comes from lots of different sources: I love travel, foreign cultures, nature (trite, but true!) and fashion. I love doing what I do, because I can't NOT make things, but my etsy shop allows me the creative outlet I crave without taking anything away from raising my children. Come bedtime, I pour a glass of wine and knit or bead while watching a travel show on TV.


Be sure to check out her shop and blog!
Benin Carved Rosewood Elephant Earrings

What elementary student couldnt use these to work on their substraction skills!

Charlottetown Plum Silk Summer Sweater
(I just love this color of plum!)

I love these Villarrica Purple Fuchsia Flower Earrings!

I want to thank Anne for allowing me to share her wonderful shop and her beautiful creations with you all!

So on to the giveaway...
You can win this!
(Plus a surprise from one of my favorite stores!)
There are three different ways to enter please leave a comment letting me know which you did and to officially enter! :)
1st... Become a follower of my blog (there will be five more giveaways in the coming weeks).
2nd... Visit Anne's etsy shop at Handmade by Anne Potter and tell me what your favorite item is.
3rd... Share this giveaway on facebook, your blog or another networking site and tell me which one you shared it on.

Winner will be selected via random number generator on friday night and announced on Saturday!
Happy Entering!


  1. The Chandelier Earrings are my fave! Cute shop!

  2. I'm sharing your giveaway on Facebook.

  3. Of course I am a follower!!!!! I hope you had a wonderul weekend!!

  4. I absolutley adore the Tobago Magenta Fiber Bracelet with Mother of Pearl Dangles. I love pink and I love mother of pearl! perect!!!