Gypsy Forest {giveaway}


Hello everyone! I’ve had the chance to connect to so many wonderful people through Ginny’s blog over the years, it’s always so nice to have this opportunity to say hello and share some of my work with you! (Thank you Ginny!)
I am Stephinie, the creative spirit behind Gypsy Forest. I currently live in Massachusetts with my husband and four children. We have a small homestead with bees, chickens and a big garden. My days are full with house chores, homeschooling, creating items for my shop, teaching an art class for young girls and studying herbalism. I just graduated last weekend from a 7 month long intensive apprenticeship program! I occasionally find time to write about all this on my blog.

blanketsI’ve been dyeing play silks for almost 4 years now and last year I started making beautifully dyed silk & flannel blankets. Currently they are available in two sizes :: 41×41 inches for a nice child’s sized blanket and 12×12 for a small “lovey” size for toddlers. These silk blankets are sewn with a nice heavyweight silk (19mm) that holds dye very vibrantly. The blankets are also more durable made with this thicker silk. I sew these up with fair trade organic cotton flannel because I really believe in supporting ethical practices on a global scale. Lots of little good choices lead to big change, right? I like to think so. I also offer custom colors, larger sizes and extra flannel for customers who want to design their own blanket.  (Ginny here for a quick comment:  Stephinie gave me one of her silk/flannel blankets just before Job’s birth, and it is my absolute favorite still.  In the summer I cover him with the cool to the touch silk, and in the winter, the flannel.  It’s such a gorgeous, luxurious blanket and has held up to lots of washing!)

herbsI’ve been studying herbalism full time for over a year now and some of our family’s favorite products are making their way into the shop. I have a few tea blends and a really wonderful good-for-everything salve. My handcrafted herbal goods are made with organic ingredients in small batches. The salve is gentle for skin of all ages and we carry it with us wherever we go for bumps, scrapes, bug bites, and itchy skin. It smells incredible too.

cardsThere are some sewn items from time to time in the shop along with my nature photography. I have a few special holiday items in the works for this year that will be released around the first of December, so do come back to take a peek!

If any of you are in the south coast area of Massachusetts, we’ll be at a wonderful Faire today in Cotuit, MA at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod. We’d love to see you!  You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, and my blog!

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This giveaway has two winners! One winner will receive an herbal sampler containing two teas of their choice, a tea strainer, and a tin of our Super Salve. Another winner will receive a set of six 21×21 play silks in rainbow hues. Let Ginny know in the comments which you would like to win.
I would love to offer you all a coupon code for 10% off your order through the end of the month – use the code SMALL10 at checkout.
Also ALL orders over $50 will receive a free travel sized tin of our amazing Super Salve!

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post

Comments are closed and the winners are Camille, who commented, “Tea please.”

and Allison who commented, “I would love the silks for my girls!”

Thank you!
Stephinie of Gypsy Forest

Gypsy Forest


  1. Beautiful! Thank you for a chance for the play silks!

  2. this is fantastic! of course i would be thrilled and be a surprised winner!

  3. ooh, we would love the silks! thank you!

  4. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I would love to be able to try the tea sampler. My family is really getting in to teas this winter.

  5. Anna Konsor says:

    I would love to win the rainbow silks – they are lovely and would make a great Christmas gift!

  6. Wow! Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to try the teas and the salve:)

  7. oh my goodness, the play silks would be AMAZING!!!

  8. Your products are beautiful! I know the play silks would be treasured here. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. My 1-year-old would love the Playsilks!

  10. Oh, so lovely! I would love to win a set of silks for my classroom!

  11. Those teas sound incredible!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway, would love to win the teas!

  13. Love Gypsyforest!! I’d love to win a set of her playsilks!

  14. Wow! So generous and hard to choose although I’m going to be greedy;) since I’ve been a longtime reader, fan, buyer of your silkies and my absolute fave- the moon cycle so I would choose the tea sampler. I’m so excited for you and your new endeavors!

  15. I would love the beautiful silks.

  16. I have some of Stephinie’s wonderful handmade beauties and would be delighted to win the set of six 21×21 play silks in rainbow hues! Thanks for the chance!

  17. Thanks for the chance to win! Either would be treat, but with 3 children under three, the play silks would be enjoyed best!

  18. Beautiful! Would definitely choose play silk.

  19. Love these!!!! So talented!

  20. t. a. knight says:

    In our large family never ever enough playsilks!

  21. I would love to win the silks!

  22. How fun! I would love either, but my heart really speaks to the tea.

  23. My girls would love the play silks. They are just starting to enjoy imaginative play and dress-up, so I think all the colorful possibilities would be a hit!

  24. I have bought a few of Stephinie’s beautiful products over the years. I’d love to try her new teas and salve! Julie

  25. Wonderful products! I would love to try your tea & salve! I love Stephinie’s blog! Thanks so much for the chance!

  26. Both prizes look amazing — I´d prefer the tea, but I think my three littles and one more to be in January would love to have the playsilks and well I´ll be honest, they rule the roost around here. So playsilks it is! Thanks so much for the offer.

  27. My children woulds love to get those beautiful playsilks for Christmas!

  28. What beautiful items! Either prize would be happily welcomed here, but my daughter is turning 6 on Dec. 1st and we have yet to be able to fit play silks into our budget.

  29. My girls would love a fresh set of playsilks! We’re down to our precious last … do they get vacuumed or what?

    Thanks for the chance!

  30. Those are two beautiful prizes! I would especially love to have the playsilks, I am sure my boy would love to play with them.

  31. Frances P. says:

    I would love to try that tea. Those play silks are gorgeous but I don’t know any children to gift them to. But, tea? I’m all about that cuppa.

  32. I would just love to win the tea!

  33. I would like to win a herbal sampler. Thank you for this giveaway!

  34. I would love to win the play silks. Beautiful!

  35. The play silks look great! I would love to win a set for my three little ones.

  36. Beautiful things! I would love to try the silks! Thanks for the chance!

  37. I would love to try the tea.

  38. Beautiful! We would love to add to our play silks! I really enjoy watching the imaginations of our little ones come out in pretend play. So fun!

  39. leslie McMahon says:

    Thank you! You have a beautiful store:)

  40. What lovely things. I think I’d choose the play silks if I have to choose, though I’d be thrilled with either!