Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Giveaway #4 featuring Joan from “thegifthutch”

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What fun it was to look through thegifthutch, searching for items to show you. It made a little disappointed I couldn’t enter the contest !!!!

Joan makes some beautiful pillows, along with sachets, sachets for men, and even a gorgeous sachet to be used as a curtain tieback!

Here’s what Joan says about her work:

“For many years I have been designing and crafting pillows for friends and il_430xN.64017162 family. One of the things that influenced this creativity was watching my Mom sew just about everything from cushions to wedding gowns; never using a pattern even for the most complex designs.


As a child, I learned vintage style pillows (triangle folds) from watching my grandmother’s neighbor and friend. il_430xN.46784595Little did I know that the process stayed with me and today I make my own pillow creations incorporating the ideas from those memories. Other vintage style pillows I learned were smock and ribbon weave. These pillows are truly works of art and each finished piece brings much pleasure. The sachet passion began later on as I experimented with smaller pieces of fabric.


I have crafted as a hobby for a very long time. My first crafting experience was making dolls and dolls clothes as a little girl.il_430xN.35325590 Crocheting came next, as a young adult, then came Swedish Dawning (hand towels, etc), smocking (pillows), ribbon weaving (pillows, sachets, jewelry cases, etc.), macramé, quilling (picture frames - coasters, wall pieces etc.) and some of my own creations. My love of art and crafts and encouragement from friends and family led me to start sharing my work with you. I hope you will enjoy your items as I have enjoyed creating them.il_430xN.83175447


My aim is to create beautiful enjoyable accents for you, your home and your gift giving.”

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Joan, of thegifthutch, is offering a 30.00 credit with free shipping to one lucky winner!






To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is visit Design Style Guide – go to the “Home Accessories” and tell us which category attracted you the most! Post this as a comment and you have been entered into the giveaway!

If you would like a couple of extra entries you may get them by:

1) Visit our featured sellers shop thegifthutch and leave a comment here, telling us what you would want to get if you win.

2) Retweet this giveaway – and leave ONE message here that you retweeted

3) Follow this blog and leave us a comment telling us you are now following!

*Note: all comments that do not follow the entry rules will be deleted before winning post number is drawn.

Please ensure that the profile you use for your comment(s) is public or leave your email address in your comment. If we are unable to email the winner, we will pick a new winner.

This giveaway will end on Sept 2, Noon PDT. We will use Random.org to choose the winner, email the winner, and post the winning post number here. This giveaway is only open to US addresses, legal residents of the 50 United States and at least 18 years old at time of entry at this time..

**Note General DSG Giveaway Rules

33 comments:

windycindy said...

This was not an easy choice. I adored items in every "Home Accessories" category. I am going with the "Decorative Baskets" as my favorite!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a follower of your blog!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/3408457866.
Again, thanks very much.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

If I am the lucky winner, I would love her "Mustard Designer Tailored
Pillow and a Men's Sachet.
Thanks so much!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

A + D Koonce said...

should i be the lucky duck to win, i would choose the 'Laura Ashley' Cottage Pillow, for it would go so very well with the quilts my Mom-in-law made for us! wow, thanks. :*)
Darlene,
www.darz.etsy.com

Tins and Treasures said...

I just love anything vintage!

dianeclancy said...

This is lovely!!

I retweeted this this morning ... and it went to Facebook too.

~ Diane Clancy
www.DianeClancy.com/blog

www.DianeClancy.etsy.com

dianeclancy said...

I went to Home Accessories and my favorite categories are candlesticks and mirrors.

~ Diane Clancy
www.DianeClancy.com/blog

www.DianeClancy.etsy.com

dianeclancy said...

I am a follower of this blog.

~ Diane Clancy
www.DianeClancy.com/blog

www.DianeClancy.etsy.com

dianeclancy said...

This pillow is very very lovely!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12566184

I might get this one from Joan's shop when I win!

~ Diane Clancy
www.DianeClancy.com/blog

www.DianeClancy.etsy.com

brendathour said...

My favorite is the Garden & Patio section in DSG Home accessories.

brendathour said...

If I were lucky enough to win I would love the Woven Ribbons and Lace Black and White Pillow, it is so beautiful!!!

Brenda Thour
www.brendathour.blogspot.com
www.luvs2paint.etsy.com

brendathour said...

I just retweeted this giveaway. I also posted it on facebook.

Brenda

brendathour said...

I follow this blog.

catss99 said...

I liked seasonal decor!

Amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

I like the lavender dream pillow
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3445773748

amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

i follow!

amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Michele P. said...

I was drawn first to the Wall Decor category, and checked out several nice items for my walls, I love the Personalized Name Frame Print
From: Savoie Faire Photography, it's been something I have been wanting to get for a very long time.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

blog follower

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

retweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/3505111960

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

If I won, I would most likely get a dream pillow and some of the Moth Away - Toss - Dryer - Lavender Sachets which I need!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

The "Recycled" category on http://www.designstyleguide.net/ interested me the most. My address is hmcf@lycos.com

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

I'm a follower of the blog. My address is hmcf@lycos.com

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Visited thegifthutch and out of all the pretty items in the shop, I would choose this one:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24670400

It's an ivory ribbon weave sachet.

My email address is hmcf@lycos.com

Karena said...

I love the tailored pillow! I would definitely choose that!

In the decor categories, as a painter and colorist I love the design by color category of accessories.

Felicia Kramer said...

It's summertime so I love the Garden and Patio category.

Felicia Kramer said...

I love all of The Gift Hutch sachets, especially this one:

Strawberry Style Hanging Lavender Sachet
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23997864

bctripletmom said...

I was drawn to the knobs & pulls. I started refinishing my kitchen cabinets (actually only did one section and MUST finish soon! lol.) and will need new ones.

bctripletmom at gmail dot com

bctripletmom said...

I would get the Elegant Woven Aztec Jacquard Ribbon Pillow.

bctripletmom at gmail dot com

bctripletmom said...

tweeted

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bctripletmom at gmail dot com

bctripletmom said...

Following blog.

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Carol Sue said...

alll so beautiful...love the pillows
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