Monday, October 08, 2012

some of my summer handiwork and a giveaway


         Over the course of the summer, many spare moments were spent working on some homespun goodness for a local craft festival.  The week of the event quickly arrived, and with it an unexpected family event for that very same day.  I never made it to the craft festival, but that turned out just fine as I now have some things to offer at firefly farm goods, which has been sitting quite empty all summer. 
Here's a bit of what I've been working on over the summer:


{ drawstring pouches }

{ recycled book cover journals }

{ some flea market treasures }

{ sugar sack & leather tote bag }



{ some zipper pouches }

Best of all, I would like to give away one of the
recycled book cover journals to one of you!

This journal is 5.25 inches wide x 7.5 inches tall.
Inside you'll find 100 sheets of acid-free blank white paper
plus pages of black & white nature illustrations
from an old book. 
It can hold your writing, drawing, or scrapbooking momentos... 



To enter the giveaway drawing,
just leave me a comment.
This is open to all readers, even if you
are outside the US.
And, if you are an anonymous commenter,
be sure to leave your email address.
Comments will be accepted until
end of day tomorrow, Tuesday October 9, and I will announce a winner
on Wednesday, October 10.

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by and visit!

Deb

*Note:  Comments are now closed and a winner will soon be announced--thanks for entering!!

94 comments:

  1. Love to visit your inspiring blog! Thank you so much for the give-away!
    eevavalentine@gmail.com

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  2. Oh Deb! I would LOVE to win your giveaway! :)
    I love your items you sell in your shop! If money grew on trees, I would purchase one of everything! :o)

    Thanks so much!
    Warmly,
    Katy

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  3. Deb you're just so talented. I wish I had your eye for beauty in the mundane. Love your blog. Would love to be the recipient of the giveaway. Email is drlilianlee (AT gmail.com)

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  4. this is a great giveaway thanks for the chance!

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  5. Don't include me in the give away as I've won from you before. I just wanted to say that your projects always look so nicely made. One of these days I hope to purchase one of your totes!

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  6. I always look forward to a post popping up from you! You are a clever cookie!

    bpkdmurphy(at)gmail(dot)com

    Many thanks

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  7. This might sound a bit rude, but Im very glad you didn't get to the craft festival ! Ánd what a lovely give-away, you are very clever, I've tried to make a journal like this before with out any luck at all. I'd love to win your journal.
    May i say what a lovely lady 'Mary @ neat & Tidy' is not wanting to be included as she's won a give-away previously

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  8. Anonymous5:24 PM

    Hi Deb, I would love to win this book, I am wanting to make a historical photo album for my niece for Christmas and think this book would be perfect. xxBrenda

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  9. Oh I was so love to win one of your journals. I use your kniting patterns. I love them.

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  10. Wow Deb...how generous! I am glad I am a follower so I got the heads up. ;)
    I am amazed at how much you get done....when I grow up, (I am 48), I want to be like you! ;)

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  11. Pammie5:33 PM

    Love your creations, Deb. I've used your waffle weave dishcloth pattern many, many times and love it. Thank you for the chance to win one of your handmade journals, which I would LOVE to have !

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  12. Wonderful give away!

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  13. I can only imagine how organized and constantly working on crafts in order to have enough for a craft stall. Amazing!

    I'm interested in your giveaway so please count me in!

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  14. Deb, I am so excited to see the new items in your store and even more excited about your giveaway! I simply love your handmade journals. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

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  15. Oh Deb, your new items are divine! Sorry to hear you couldn't make the craft fair but it all ends up well after all! Thank you for the chance to win something you have made. You are so talented!

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  16. What lovely items for your shop! I always leave your "house" inspired and impressed! Best wishes, everyone, on the lovely journal!

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  17. What beautiful items. What a great giveaway. I always love visiting your blog and always leave somehow calmer. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway, and thank you for being so generous.

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  18. You have been very busy!! You give me so much inspiration..you make me want to be extra crafty!!

    I would love your journal!!!!

    ~~Renee

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  19. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway! Your work is awesome! If I won your journal, I would cherish and use it to record my knitting projects!

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  20. Great giveaway. Love your work.

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  21. Great giveaway. You have certainly had a busy summer.

    Denise

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  22. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Love your blog and would love to win one of your goodies! Thank you. Marilyn

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  23. I love this! Thank you! Crossing anything that can be crossed!

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  24. Deb I'd like to enter please. That would be perfect to go with my FF bag. :)

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  25. Janet8:35 PM

    Looks like something to cherish! Seems like most things you make are just so lovely.

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  26. I enjoy reading your blog and your work is beautiful.

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  27. I'm not sure if I've ever commented before, but I've read your blog for a couple of years now. I love your washcloth pattern and have made so many to use in my own house and give as gifts. I love journals, I seem to always find new ones and can't wait to fill my old ones to begin using them. Yours are so lovely :)

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  28. Anonymous8:43 PM

    What a lovely journal. You are very talented, and very generous to offer another giveaway

    Vanna
    rvmjdellaca@gmail.com

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  29. Anonymous9:22 PM

    I have admired your work for so long. I have wanted to find a new journal to keep all the books I want/hope to read someday. How kind of you to offer a giveaway.
    Blessings
    Jana
    dexnroo@yahoo.com

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  30. Anonymous9:52 PM

    I love journals and would really enjoy this one!

    Charity

    dollfacehere@att.net

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  31. I too have admired your work and your blog for some time, and have made some recipes or been inspired by your projects. Thanks for the opportunity to participate. Trina

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  32. been reading your blog for a long time now and am so glad this give away is also open to outside of US readers too! yay!

    twnkrissie@Mail.com

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  33. Anonymous10:40 PM

    What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win.
    VT Patty

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  34. Anonymous10:50 PM

    There can never be enough journals in my life. :) Love your blog and your work. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your journals.

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      Hmm...it didn't take my email address. Let's try this again.

      hs2oca@yahoo.ca

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    2. Anonymous10:53 PM

      Well...make that

      hs2oca@yahoo.com

      Apparently I don't know my own email! lol

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  35. A giveaway? How delightful!!! The book, like all your work, is lovely. Should I be lucky enough to win it, however, I fear I'd be hard pressed to fill it with inspiration to match your craftmanship!

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  36. Love your blog and love your waffle knit cloth pattern! Many cloths have made their way into birthday and home warming gifts. Thank you for doing a give-away!

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  37. I love those bags and the journal is beautiful! If I could afford it, I would ask for "One of each, please!"... as it is, I'm lucky you are offering a chance to win one of your lovely creations!

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  38. Deb, Love, love the pretty drawstring bag! And, the journal is just stunning! Needless to say, I would love to win it - but,even if I don't I wanted you to know how beautiful the things you make are.

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  39. Gorgeous work on everything as usual! Please drop my name into the hat. :)

    kathleen
    www.fourmilesnorthofnowhere.blogspot.com

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  40. Anonymous11:50 PM

    Hi, Deb. Echoing the same from the many before me--love your work and your creativity!

    Melody
    (mezzi@comcast.net)

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  41. Love the drawstring bag (I am not a very good sewer and sewing machines hate me) so anything with sewing on it is beyond me hahaha.

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  42. Anonymous12:16 AM

    I look forward to reading each new entry in your blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win a give-away.

    Judy
    (kjmont@comcast.net)

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  43. Anonymous4:27 AM

    Greetings from a very autumnal Finland! I love reading your blog and seeing all the great things you do :)

    Satu
    (ssmakinen@yahoo.com)

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  44. You do such exceptionally beautiful work!
    I would love to win this journal!
    Thanks,
    Chas

    heritageacreshomestead at g mail dot com

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  45. Please enter me in your drawing! I know first-hand how nice your journals are, but I gifted mine to a dear friend. :). Happy fall, Deb! xoxo

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  46. All of your work is so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win your lovely journal!

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  47. Love reading your blog, and love this journal! I'd be happy to win the giveaway!

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  48. Autumn Blessings to you and yours. It is always a pleasure to visit the ever peaceful, Homespun Living blog.

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  49. thanks for a chance! Happy Autumn.

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  50. What a lovely journal. I would love to win it. It would make a great gratitude journal. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. Teresa9:43 AM

    Would love the journal!! Thanks for the chance.

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  52. Great giveaway!
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  53. Beautiful Journal! I'm about to finish my current one and am currently looking for another home for my thoughts.
    adams.m49@gmail.com

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  54. I would love to win your beautiful journal; please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  55. Hi Deb - I always enjoy reading your blog. Please enter me in your drawing - I would love to win the journal! Thanks again for sharing - Kate (kcarr@schwabe.com)

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  56. What cute things!!! Cute things from such a cute blog!!

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  57. What a lovely give away! I hope I am not too late as I have no idea what time it is with you!

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  58. Anonymous12:59 PM

    I love your blog, Such cute and inspiring ideas.
    becklea@centurytel.net

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  59. Lovely giveaway :)

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  60. Homespun Happiness!

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  61. Beautiful homespun treasures!
    Thank you for the giveaway ♥

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  62. Melody2:14 PM

    I would love to win one of your beautiful journals! Thanks for the chance!
    fahnestock4 at comcast dot net

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  63. I always enjoy reading your blog. Thank for the chance to win one of your journals.

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  64. I love all of your creations. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  65. Your darling dishcloths inspired me to learn to knit a few years back and I am happy to take a chance on one of your classy journals. Thank you!

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  66. Your blog is #1 on my creative blogs bookmarks, as it is so inspiring. I enjoy your creativity, talent...and thriftiness. I've bookmarked the directions on how to make your awesome journal but am all (arthritic) thumbs when it comes right down to it. Thank you so much for the chance to win one.

    Patti, WA

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  67. Please enter me in the drawing. Your blog is like a breath of fresh air. :-)

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  68. Please enter me in your drawing!! Such lovely items!!!

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  69. Please enter me in your drawing! Your blog is such an inspiration to so many. I visit your site regularly and enjoy all of your posts.
    Sheila

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    1. Oops! I forgot to add my email. It is sdhodnett@gmail.com. Wasn't quite sure how to sign in.

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  70. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Please enter me!

    mmontemayo@aol.com

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  71. You have always done such lovely work. I would be proud to own one of the journals.

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  72. Such lovely things you make!

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  73. Who doesn't love a journal?! You do beautiful work! Keep it up. :o)

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  74. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Hi Deb....so enjoy your blog and all the things you make....I'm entering my name for the 'give away'. Thanks Deb.

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  75. Anonymous4:59 PM

    I didn't enter my name...Harley Grama!! Thanks Deb.

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  76. Hello
    I'd love the opportunity to win this beautiful journal. It's just gorgeous. I am already a follower so I haven't left my email address.
    Have a lovely day. :)

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  77. Deb - I would love to win this journal. I have a thing for journals. Thanks, Nancy P.

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  78. Hi, I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and just love it! The simplicity adds warmth and comfort. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  79. Thank your for the opportunity to win a journal. I have been keeping a gratitude journal for over a year since my husband had a stroke. Everyday I write down at least three things I am grateful for. When I am having I bad day it is so nice to go back and reread what I had wrote previously.

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  80. Anonymous6:53 PM

    hi deb.....thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of your lovely journals.
    connie
    nasonfamily4@charter.net

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  81. Hi! This is Diane and I would love nothing more than to win one of your handmade bags! They are simply lovely! I check my email everyday hoping for a "Homespun" message! (If you weren't so busy, it would be great if you could write more often!) It has been great getting to know you and your special family. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  82. oh please put me in the draw


    i just love your journals And reading you blog thanks for the inspiration
    hugs Beth

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  83. Your creativity is inspirational!

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  84. Yes, would love one.

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  85. Anonymous9:36 PM

    Hi! I love your blog....My e-mail is tesssharris@yahoo.com

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  86. Your items are always lovely and very inspiring! I'd love to win one of your unique journals.

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  87. Ooh I love your journals. Thanks for the chance to win !

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  88. Anonymous10:33 PM

    Mary
    Hi Deb! You have a very diversified and inspiring blog. I've made your waffle knit dishcloths for my daughters and as birthday gifts arranged them in all colors as a boughet of flowers in tissue paper as a gift. They so love them. I keep on knitting them for myself as well. Everything is unique and thank you for all the beauty I can enjoy everyday! email:nascar_sho@yahoo.com

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  89. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. Your blog pages are always a delight.

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  90. Am I too late to enter? Not sure about the time differences. I would love to win the journal.

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  91. Ooo, I'd love to win - thank you!

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