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

WoolyMossRoots {giveaway}


(photo credit:  Little Tree Photography)

Hello everyone! (And thank you Ginny for having us on your lovely blog today.) For those of you who aren’t familiar with us yet, we are The Wilson Family- Taryn, Jeff and Bracken. WoolyMossRoots is our family business and we like to think of our online shop as a haven for knitters, gardeners & creative spirits. Everything is made by our family in our woodland workshop, on our small Oregon homestead. My husband Jeff is the woodworker and I help with different parts of the process, taking pictures of the beautiful things he makes to post in the shop. When we’re not fully immersed in all that, our favorite place to be is in the garden. We welcome you to join us on the blog!

IMG_6836At WoolyMossRoots, we offer handmade artisan buttons, wooden shawl pins, cedar garden & homestead signs, sustainable wooden jewelry, and more. We make things for nature lovers and all the wood Jeff uses has a story. We reclaim many small pieces of wood that would otherwise be discarded by fellow woodworking friends and we also use many woods from our own yard whenever we find fallen branches or trim our fruit trees.

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Even with the new offerings we’ve been adding to the shop lately, buttons are still at the heart of our shop. Jeff has been busy making custom buttons for holiday gifts. If you are in need of any custom buttons (or signs) for the holidays, now is the time to place your order! I’m happy to say there are now even more ways for you to share your projects with WoolyMossRoots buttons. In addition to our Ravelry group and Facebook page, we have now joined the world of Instagram! You can share your projects there with the tag #woolymossroots



Look for us in 2016 at two Oregon Fiber Festivals: The Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon and The Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon. You can also find us at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon.



We want to thank all of our customers who have been supporting us all these years! It’s truly a pleasure working with you. When I get messages with links to your knitting pattern and yarn color, asking which wood would be a great fit, it makes my job so much fun! Pairing wood and yarn is something I absolutely love. (And one of my very favorite combinations right now, by the way, is yellow yarn with buttons in black walnut wood.)



For this weekend’s giveaway, there will be two winners:

The first winner will receive a wooden shawl pin in reclaimed lignum vitae wood , 6 tree buttons in Oregon myrtlewood, and 6 buttons in black walnut wood.

The second winner will receive one garden/homestead sign and one pair of earrings (both of your choice.)

In addition, Get 15% off your order when you use the coupon code: SMALLTHINGS at checkout. Discount will be good through Friday, November 20th.

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post!  Comments are closed and the 1st winner is Lori Watson who commented, “I recall seeing you work before on Ginny’s blog.  Love the chance to win!”  The second winner is The Crazy Sheep Lady who commented, “Beautiful!”

Thanks, WoolyMossRoots!

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