This week's sponsor giveaway is from ETSY shop Cozy Memories run by the charming and effervescent Sonia of Cozy Homemaking blog. Sonia runs her sweet little craft atelier in Montpellier, France where is a devoted wife and a creative and inspiring mom to two little boys. In between the cooking, baking and daily domestic rituals, Sonia carves a special time for herself to craft for family, friends and for her ETSY shop. Sonia narrates how her shop came to being:
The shop opened its door in January 2008 and at that time, I was making and selling felt food or other items made with felt. Then I started sewing a bit, especially when I bought a new machine in February 2009. I discovered the pleasure and joy of free-hand embroidery in the autumn of 2008 and I made one of my favorite embroidery projects, an embroidered cushion cover.
On the shelves of Cozy Memories shop, you will find a lovely collection of gifts and treasures made with Sonia's love, care and attention. There are fragrant lavender filled strawberry sachets the lavender of which is handpicked and dried by Sonia herself. For those who love making kitchen gifts, the shop offers special French country handmade jam and honey jar covers. Meanwhile, crafters would adore Sonia's beautiful French pincushions made of natural linen, Liberty of London fabrics, crocheted trims and vintage buttons. Sonia also regularly re-stocks her shop with other handmade lovelies such as embellished Moleskine cahier journals, linen bookmarks, wrist cuffs and door hangers. After the holiday season, the shop will resume accepting custom orders.
For the holiday season, the shop offers limited edition Christmas items such as Hand Embroidered Spice Biscuit Garlands and felt gingerbread biscuit ornaments.
Read more about Sonia's adventures on crafting and domestic bliss on the Cozy Homemaking blog and her crafty explorations via Naturally Dyeing, a journal documenting her experiments with natural, plant based dyes. You can see more of Sonia's beautiful crafts on her Flickrstream. You can also follow Cozy Memories on Twitter!
From December 7 to December 24, 2009 Cozy Memories is offering free shipping worldwide on all orders.
For this giveaway, Cozy Memories is giving away this beautiful handmade French pincushion made of natural linen and patchwork rose fabric, lace, solitary blue button and light blue gingham.
How to enter the giveaway:
1. Visit Cozy Memories on ETSY and tell me what your favorite item is from the shop. Come back here to post your comment.
2. Readers who heart the shop on ETSY, twitter, blog or retweet about this sponsor giveaway will receive additional entries. Please leave your links in a separate comment.
3. Please include your email in your comments or in your blog profile so there will be a way of contacting you in case you win. A new winner will be picked in case you win and there is no way of contacting you.
4. This giveaway offer is open to all readers worldwide. Comments will be closed midnight of December 17, 2009 and the winner will be announced as soon as the giveaway sponsor has drawn the winner. Happy commenting and Joyeux Noël from Cozy Memories!
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Update: The giveaway has ended and comments have been closed. Thank you to all who participated! The winner will be announced soon.