Bibliosophy Handmade {giveaway}

20140503-DSC_6489Today’s giveaway is from Bley of Bibliosophy Handmade.  Bley creates beautiful watercolor illustrations, and my entire family was thrilled when we recently received a custom family portrait from her.  She captured each of us so perfectly.  She even has Jonny growing out his beard again so he will match the picture!  I am also a big fan of Bley’s calendar tea towels.  She has a few left for 2014 and they are on sale!  Be sure to check out her blog as well.  She has some great free printable downloads including a lovely “thank you” note template for children.

I asked Bley to share a little about herself and her shop with you:

My name is Bley Hack and I started Bibliosophy Handmade in 2012 to showcase my original watercolor artwork.  I am inspired by all things vintage, and create nostalgic paintings, paper goods and home items to brighten your life.  Sometimes we can lose the art of a hand-written note in our digital age, and I hope my stationery will encourage people to do some old-fashioned corresponding!

My husband and I live in the Midwest with our four young children.  Inspired by my children, and by all families, I have recently started doing custom family portraits.  I love to capture each family’s unique personalities in watercolor.  I also love to create custom wedding stationery and birthday party packages.

Bley has generously offered to paint a custom family portrait for one Small Things reader!  She is also giving 15% off anything in her shop through Friday, May 9th.  Use coupon code GINNY14 to receive the discount.

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  For an additional chance to win, “like” Bibliosophy Handmade on Facebook and leave a second comment here letting me know that you’ve done so.  Comments are closed and the winner is Sally who commented, “What beautiful work!”

Thank you, Bley!

custom watercolor portraits


  1. Such a neat business! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I have liked them on fb too! Currently going down their page amazed by such beautiful watercolours!! X x

  3. Wow!!!! Thank you for such a great giveaway!

    Thank you for introducing me to such a great artist!!!

    X x

  4. Kristy says:

    What a beautiful idea! I would love one for our family.

  5. PS: I liked Bibliosophy on FB, too.

  6. I would absolutely LOVE to win this!!!!

  7. I love these!

  8. Super cute work!

  9. Hi Ginny-
    I liked Bibliosophy on facebook! Please enter me again for the portrait! What a wonderful treat.:) Thanks!

  10. What adorable paintings. How much of a treat it would be to win the family portrait! Thanks for the chance.

  11. Woah! I’m so excited comments aren’t closed yet b/c I just saw this and those paintings are so lovely! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  12. Annalisa says:

    “If you think my hands are full you should see my heart.” Yes! I have been searching for the right answer to that unsolicited, fellow grocery shoppers’ comment. Thank you.

  13. Cassandra says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. This would be such a lovely thing to have.

  14. I’m a bit obsessed with watercolors but never could get the hang of them myself. So I tend to collect watercolor greeting cards instead!

  15. Oh yes, and liked on facebook too.

  16. I love Bley’s watercolor art, so whimsical and cheeful, just lovely. And what a fun idea for a giveaway: a custom family portrait! I would love to win that. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  17. Wonderful art, love your family pic! thank you

  18. Jessica S. says:

    Love it! Thanks for such a neat giveaway! 🙂

  19. I liked on Facebook too!

  20. Beautiful!

  21. Marisa says:

    Beautiful artwork!

  22. Bobbie D. says:

    So cute. Love it.

  23. oh jeesh! this great!

  24. Hannah Carlson says:

    I liked her facebook page too 🙂

  25. Hannah Carlson says:

    I love her family portraits and how she celebrates families!

  26. How beautiful. I would love to see my family in watercolor!

  27. How lovely!!!

  28. Also just ‘liked’ her on facebook.

  29. LOVE this! Would love to win!

  30. theresa says:

    fingers crossed! beautiful!

  31. Wow, what a wonderful prize. I would hang it in our entry foyer. Thank you for the chance to win!

  32. I just “liked” her Facebook page! : )

  33. Thank you for a chance to win! The portraits are adorable.

  34. I liked Bibliosophy on facebook. Thanks for sharing this great company!

  35. Oh, how heautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Such beautiful work! I love how your custom portraits capture the quirk of each family. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  37. These are ridiculously cool and beautiful! Thanks.

  38. I liked her on facebook. Thanks for the chance!

  39. chantelle says:

    Oh mercy that is a fantastic treasure. I’m going to start saving. 🙂

  40. Thank you for the opportunity to win something so lovely!