Archives for November 1, 2014

Bayan Hippo {handmade bags & purses giveaway!}

bayan hippo blue no text

Vildan, of Bayanhippo, is here today giving away one of her beautiful bags!  I have constantly carried a Bayanhippo purse for years.

Vildan is mom to twin girls, living in Turkey.  Her bags and purses are so well made that they literally last for years.  The first bag that I bought from her continues to be the one I carry almost all the time and I bought it nearly six years ago!  I love Bayanhippo because Vildan makes purses and bags that are not only attractive, but practical and affordable too.

For today’s giveaway, Vildan is offering one winner their choice of one either an everyday tote bag with make up clutch, or a street multi bag in grey (both pictured below.)

In addition, Vildan is offering a 15% discount for Small Things readers, the coupon code is ” GSREADER15 ” until December 14th.   If you order 2 or more purses, they will be sent with express shipping(*) without extra cost. The shipping with express is 3-5 days. !! (* USA, most Europen Countries, and Canada. For other countries please contact Vildan!)

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  For a second chance, “like” Bayanhippo on Facebook and leave a second comment letting me know you have done so.  And if you are on Instagram you can find Bayanhippo there too, and on also on Pinterest!

Comments are closed and the winner is Shannon, who commented, “Beautiful bags!”


Thanks, Vildan and Bayanhippo!

handmade bags and purses

November Sponsor News

Welcome to my newest sponsors!

hand dyed yarnsI am a small indie dyer living in the mountains of Montana.
The beautiful nature that surrounds me, ice blue lake, mountains,
the Big Sky all inspires… I put all that love into my yarns.
Mountain Girl Yarns are made with quality hand dyed wool blends…whimsical and original…anything but ordinary.


handmade dollhouse miniatures


Cozy House Curios offers beautifully hand-crafted miniatures for your dollhouse, as well as unique hand-knit items for babies and children. You’ll find charming quilts and pillows, baskets, dolls and doll clothing and more in this collection of tiny delights!


hand painted wood figures


Beautiful non-toxic painted wood figures created in my home studio…In The Loft. Visit my Etsy shop to find atrium materials for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, saint figures for children, Christmas ornaments, and more. Custom orders are welcome.


kids bags


Mom founded small business featuring captivating, lightweight, 100% cotton, made in the U.S.A. bags sized for 3 to 6 year olds


Lusa Organics


LüSa handcrafts products for babies, mamas, and the rest of the family from ingredients you can trust and (yes!) even pronounce.


Thank you all for your support! If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact me!