A Vintage Poster {giveaway}

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Today’s giveaway is from Sara of A Vintage Poster.   Her shop is full of fun posters that would brighten any space.  I got a little carried away looking at all the different prints.  There are over 75 designs currently available, including customizable marriage and birth announcements. Each print is available in three sizes (8″ x 10″, 11″ x 14″, and 18″ x 24″) and twenty-five colors.  If you don’t find what you are looking for in the shop, Sara will create a custom poster for you!  Examples of custom prints can be seen in the gallery.  I think a custom print with Elizabeth Zimmermann’s famous quote, “Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises” would be perfect!  You can find answers to frequently asked questions here.”  You can find A Vintage Poster on Instagram, and Sara is there too!

SaraHarding-FamilyI asked Sara to share with you all a little about herself and how her shop evolved:

“I had the idea for some of these posters in 2010, during the summer between my sophomore/junior year in college getting by Design BFA. I was looking for a side project and tired of seeing all the sad, plain walls in the apartments of the student housing complex where we lived. I wanted the prints to be simple, but happy and colorful so they would be fun to decorate with. I showed the first couple of prints to my dad, who tried to let me down gently because he didn’t think it would go anywhere and he didn’t want to see my disappointed :) I’m so glad he was wrong, because I love creating these prints. It’s a great creative outlet, and it lets me stay home with my 8 month old baby boy. But the best part is designing custom prints for people and getting to hear the stories behind them – some of them are really funny.”

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3-a vintage poster63-a vintage poster73-a vintage poster103-a vintage poster9For today’s giveaway Sara is offering one winner 3 prints (size 8″ x 10″ or 11″ x 14″). The winner man choose prints from the Animal, Illustration, Quote, or Custom Gallery collections in the colors of their choice.

In addition, Sara is offering 15% off all orders through April 19th.  Use coupon code SMALLTHINGS15 at checkout to receive the discount.

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  Comments will close and a winner will be chosen on Monday, April 13th.  Comments are closed and the winner is Kylie who commented, “These are lovely… thanks for the chance to win!”

Thanks, Sara!

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The Sitting Tree {giveaway}


Today’s giveaway is from Liz and Mike of The Sitting Tree.  The Sitting Tree offers upcycled longies, wool dryer balls, knitting patterns, hand knits, hand dyed yarn, homemade soap, wood buttons and tree branch ornaments.  You can find Liz at her lovely blog, and also on Facebook.

6-Temp2“We are Liz and Mike, a pair of soon to be off grid homesteaders, living in the northwoods of Wisconsin.  We share our life with a trio of wildly creative and beautiful unschooled boys, an English Setter called Bailey, and a reclusive black cat who wandered into the house a few years ago and never left.”

5-DSC_1423“Our business began under an apple tree. I spent one whole summer teaching myself to knit, watching my kids tend their plots in the garden, counting stars, identifying plants, insects and animals, and wondering how I could combine all the bounties of nature into every aspect of our life, including work.  I began selling custom hand knit clothing, then moved onto pattern design and dyeing fiber. Customers kept asking for hand knits, but I didn’t have the time to put into custom work. Instead, I started working with thrifted wool sweaters, and fell in love with repurposing clothing and accessories!”

“Recently, my husband joined me in crafting hand made soaps and working with recycled wood. As our family changes and grows, so do our products. You never know what may end up in the shop!”

1-DSC_0112“Our business is an extension of our daily lives. Each product in our shop is used every day in our home, and the process of creating is integrated into living, learning, and work. Most days, it’s hard to tell where one
ends and the other begins.”

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Liz is offering one Small Things reader an Easter Basket Knitting Kit.

The kit includes:

* One basket made from hand dyed hemp/organic cotton and lined with upcycled cotton

*6 mini skeins of worsted weight yarn in Red Clover, Tangerine, Sunflower, Sprouts, Blue Bird, and Larkspur

*Wool fleece (enough for six eggs)

*Spring Egg knitting pattern

In addition, Liz is offering 10% off all orders through Friday, April 11th.  Use coupon code SPRING14 at checkout to receive the discount.

For your chance to win leave a comment on this post. Comments will close and a winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday, April 8th.  Comments are closed and the winner is Hallie who commented, “I am so excited to find this blog and that giveaway is amazing!! I will so be keeping my fingers crossed!!!”

Thanks, Liz and Mike and The Sitting Tree!

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