Little Spruce Organics {giveaway!}

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Today’s giveaway is from Little Spruce Organics, one of my favorite places to shop for my little ones!

In shop owner Bethany’s words, “Little Spruce Organics is a small, family-run business that offers a unique selection of organic baby apparel, organic cloth diapering products, breastfeeding apparel, and natural wooden and organic cotton toys. We specialize in woolens for babies and toddlers and are committed to carrying only apparel and cloth diapering products that are made from organic and natural fibers. The products I choose to carry in my store are all a result of my experience as a mother and my strong desire not only to select the most nurturing, natural products for my own children, but to spark the same passion in other mothers who are committed to providing their children with a childhood that is as close to nature as possible.”

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Silk is an ideal natural fiber for keeping you comfortable without overheating, making it perfect for spring and summer. Lightweight, delicate, and breathable, you can wear an organic silk top in the heat of the summer and feel cool and comfortable. Silk is gentle and soft, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin and soothing for those with allergies.

Silk insulates, binds and retains heat very well, breathes naturally, and is cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. Because the silk fiber is smooth and light, silk feels warmer than wool during cold weather but it has the ability to cool you down when your skin is hot. Like wool, silk can neutralize body odor and can absorb a great deal of moisture without feeling wet.

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We offer natural bourette (raw) silk for babies, which is known for its healing properties and has an earthy texture, and we also have a selection of certified organic filament silk, which is shimmery and smooth, for babies, children, and adults. Any of these garments make great long underwear layers for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.

Silk is easy to care for- like wool, it does not require frequent laundering and can simply be aired out between uses. When washing is necessary, silk can be hand washed, and some silk garments can be machine washed up to 86 degrees F and laid flat to dry. It dries very quickly.

The silk we carry is made by Sichuan Alkena, which is based on a biodynamic silk farm located in the Sichuan province in southwest China. All processes in Sichuan Alkena’s organic silk production, including knitting, weaving, dyeing, printing, and sewing are inspected annually by the IMO and meet the GOTS organic production standards. All dyes used in Alkena’s organic silk is free of heavy metals, toxins, and AOX.

littlespruce2We’re also very excited to offer Pickapooh’s summer collection of organic cotton hats! Pickapooh makes really cute hats that are comfortable and fit well, and many have natural UV protection which varies depending on the color and weight of the fabric. We now offer Pickapooh hats in both children’s and adult’s sizes.

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Little Spruce Organics is offering one winner a $50.00 gift certificate.  In addition, receive 15% off your order (excluding sale items) when you use the coupon code smallthings15 at checkout.  The offer is good through May 9th.
For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  Comments are closed and the winner is Katie, who commented, “ooh, yes please!  this store looks amazing!”

Thanks, Little Spruce Organics!

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Drawstrings {giveaway!}

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Today’s giveaway is from Wanda, the seamstress behind Drawstrings! You may also know Wanda from her blog, Re-inventing Mother. She’s a regular on the Yarn Along as well! She creates the most beautiful drawstring bags, and I have been lucky enough to receive a couple of them. They make perfect knitting project bags, and mine can often be seen peeking out of my Yarn Along photos each week. While I love using mine to hold knitting projects, Drawstrings come in many sizes and have many different uses. Wanda first introduced herself and shared the story of how Drawstrings was born last year.  Her business was originally inspired by my friend Elizabeth Dehority, who recently passed away.  I’m sure that Wanda agrees that sewing these bags is a wonderful way to keep Elizabeth’s memory alive.

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It’s been over a year since Drawstrings was born! I have been gifted with incredible people who have made this dream come true. Those people are you. Sales from Drawstrings have been awesome and I continue to marvel at the reviews.

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My oldest daughter, Elizabeth, continues to be part of Drawstrings, making this a team effort.  Elizabeth has a degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University and is also a certified Texas teacher.  She teaches Art to first through sixth graders.  Best of all, she is the mother of three of my grandchildren; Lilah, Evelyn, and Luke.   Her gift of color and design ( she has new ideas already!!) is another gift to the shop.  I’m grateful for her help as I am busy helping to plan the wedding of my youngest daughter!

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Together, our goal is to provide a custom bag that can be used in many ways. Many of you use them for your knitting and projects, but with all the varied sizes, the uses are infinite. From jewelry, rosaries, shoes, books,backpacks, dance, laundry, and gift bags, we provide a quality product that is custom to you. Our bags are not mass produced unless you order them. Your purchase is one of a kind! Quality fabrics are used in each bag and I am constantly searching for unique fabrics.

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For today’s giveaway, Drawstrings is offering one winner the small bag pictured above. In addition, they are offering a 15% discount on all purchases through April 30. Use the code Drawstrings at checkout to receive the discount. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and one of Wanda’s bags would make the perfect gift!

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post.  Comments are closed and the winner is Betsie who commented, “I love them! Please?”

Thanks, Wanda and Drawstrings!


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