Sweetbrier Farms {giveaway}


This weekend’s giveaway is from Stephinie of Sweetbrier Farms. I have known Stephinie in this small world of crafting, blogging mamas for many years now and have long loved her creations. She has made some exciting changes in recent months, and I am excited to have her here to share some of that with all of you. Mother’s Day is next weekend, and if you order quickly, I bet you could have a beautiful gift just in time!


In Stephinie’s words:

We are a mini-farm on the south coast of Massachusetts where we keep chickens, honeybees, rabbits and tend a garden. Stephinie (me) is the herbalist in the production and Joe (my husband) is the potter. Everything we offer is made right here on our tiny farm. Our small-batch soaps and herbal wellness products are made with organic or sustainably wildcrafted ingredients and beeswax from our own honeybees. Several of the herbs in our products in grown in our garden. Our pottery is made with stoneware clay and glazed with lead-free food safe glaze. Joe has recently been making some beautiful knitting bowls, there are several in the shop now, and more to come! (Though I must admit, it took me awhile to convince him to cut a hole in a perfectly thrown pot!)

Some of you might remember that I used to dye a lot of play silks (they are still available in our shop!) and sew up children’s goods under the name Gypsy Forest. As my own children have grown, I found myself with time to study herbs formally, even though I had dabbled in herbalism for some time. Now as a Community Herbalist, I feel like I’ve found my calling. I started to fine tune the recipes I had been making for years, friends and family began asking for more, and it seemed like a good time to start offering them in our little shop.



I think more and more people are aware of how their products are made and want to trust what is in them. I love being able to chat with someone about skin sensitivities and hand them a bar of our soap that I know is gentle enough for their skin or suggest our super salve. Our soaps are cold-process, gentle, and cured for several weeks to ensure a long lasting bar. We don’t use any synthetic ingredients – no colorants or fragrance – just plants & pure essential oils. We also carry a small line of tinctures made from locally harvested plants and a few herbal tea blends.


The biggest compliment to the shift in my work came from my youngest son last week when he was helping me with an educational event at our local children’s museum. (We brought our chickens to talk about raising hens and also a small selection of our products.) Someone asked him about our soap, which he said was the best, then they asked why and he said, “because my mom would never put any bad stuff in it.” Needless to say, the woman got a big smile on her face and bought a bar of soap from us.

We’re proud of offering goods made with ethical, sustainable and top quality ingredients. Perhaps even more important, is the honesty and genuine communication we offer to our customers. We take the time to answer questions, listen and connect in a very busy world that is often void of this. That is one of my favorite things about our work!

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Stephinie is giving one winner a feather spoon rest, a bar of soap, a tincture, and a travel size tin of super salve. (a $45 value)  In addition, you can receive 15% off your order with the coupon code  SMALLTHINGS15 through 5-14-16.

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  Comments are closed and the winner is Laurel, who commented, “What a wonderful giveaway! So many lovely things.”

Thanks, Stephinie and Sweetbrier Farms!

Gypsy Forest


  1. This is a lovely set. What a great gift from both of you!

  2. Gris fleur says:

    So beautiful ! Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

  3. Chennel says:

    Beautiful! Love that everything you make is all natural.

  4. Adele Bartlett says:

    I agree that more and more of us are taking care with what we put on our skin. A lovely give-away. Am in the UK – if you don’t post to here please choose someone else to enjoy your products. x

  5. Heidi Schrock says:

    Good things here!

  6. These are great!

  7. Jennifer L. says:

    Looks like a fabulous shop!

  8. Sounds wonderful!

  9. What an amazing gift. Thank you for the chance to wo these products.

  10. That salve looks awesome!

  11. What lovely products!

  12. Beautiful! What a nice mothers day present!

  13. Melissa K says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! What an amazing gift!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Oh my, these are all lovely treats for Mothers Day or any day!

  15. Jolaine says:

    Would love to try these products and support a small business!

  16. Kim O. says:

    Would love to find their farm if possible as I live on the southcoast of Massachusetts. Just signed up for their newsletter. Would love to buy that salve! As well as some of those oils! Looks lovely, thanks for sharing a great product!

  17. What lovely things – thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Jennifer says:

    What beautiful things!! I’m going over now to look at your knitting bowls.

  19. What lovely things are made by and your family Stephanie.

  20. So many lovely things.

  21. Since my daughter lives in Massachusetts, I now have to make a detour when visiting her and go to Sweetbriar Farms. I love natural soap and all the other items look wonderful. I have to check this out.

  22. Ginger Gates says:

    All such beautiful things–lovely.

  23. What a lovely family venture!

  24. linden says:

    Amazing handmade goods.. what a treat!

  25. So my thing, love it.

  26. Such a great store!

  27. What a lovely shop and owner! Thanks for sharing this. Gives me a warm fuzzy happiness to know that such people are out there!

  28. So interesting! Love love love the ethical and natural approach! Thank you Ginny for your great blog!!!

  29. This would be awesome to win! I am loving the feather spoon rest and all of the soaps.

  30. Debbie says:

    I love pure, natural soap, what a wonderful gift.
    Everyday healing is also perfect, never know what you may need this.
    Beautiful gifts.

  31. craftyone says:

    I think the tincture would be nice to try.