Saturday, October 08, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving - Giveaway!

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend! So Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canucks. We get to eat turkey and pie and have an extra day off from work and school. Woohoo! AND - I'm adding another bit of fun by giving away this "Acadmic Planner"!

This is the last of the Academic planners that I made this year. It is a monthly format calendar, so there is a two-page spread for each month. It is set up for the current academic year - so it started in July 2011 and ends next August 2012. It also has lots of blank pages for notes, and a pocket at the back, a ribbon bookmark, and standard reference pages as found in most such calendars. It is handbound using a longstitch binding and the cover is a really nice brown cowhide leather.




I will have a draw to pick a winner for this amazing prize! If you would like to get your name into the draw for a chance to win - you must leave me a comment here and either: tell me what you think is the best thing in My Etsy Shop right now! OR tell me something fun about your Thanksgiving celebrations (this is not just for those celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving - this giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere).

Leave your comments before the end of day Thursday, October 13th. I'll draw the winner on Friday, October 14th.

110 comments:

Mulle said...

In Denmark where I come from we do not celebrate thanksgiving, so I do not have anything to say about that. I just bought a couple of your pocketnotebooks, and I am really looking forward to receiving them. What I like most in your etsy, must be the book with pages of different kinds of paper. It is so cool. Love the combination of the leather and the pages. Would love to learn to bind my own books some day..

Dolores said...

Ha! I thought the 3 Leather Journals would be perfect for my 3 girls. Then I read further - groomsmen gifts. They'd still be great for my three girls or my two boys and son-in-law.
Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love your little book earrings too and of course, those teeny tiny mini books.

Linda said...

I think the purple leather patchwork journal is the best thing in your etsy shop right now. The color and patchwork make it very eye-catching and stunningly beautiful. The stitching is wonderful - everything about it is just great, but then, I think all of your work is fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, and I love your blog and your work. Linda E.

Cynthia said...

Hands down favorite: the Medieval Girdle Book. Amazing on so many levels.

Happy Thanksgiving to you! And thanks for a chance to win! =D

Anonymous said...

I like the brown leather journal the best. It's very natural looking!

-Britt T.

streamgrass77(at)aol(dot)com

Handmade books and a Smakeral of Art said...

I can't pick one favorite in your shop, you know I adore your work, and all of your papers

This year Im especially thankful because we are having a quiet yet fun thanksgiving and I have a special person in my life that I never thought Id have with being in a wheelchair, I know its silly to think that.

A favorite thannksgiving memory: having the turkey on the kitchen counter thawing only to go in the kitchen and find our wonderful dog Charlie up at the counter liking the turkey...luckily it could be washed lol...what a day!

happy thanksgiving everyone!

Anonymous said...

I love the tall patchwork journals especially the brown one. The patchwork makes it very eye catching and for me the tall book fits perfectly in my camera bag for those moments where I want to capture the details of what I am trying to achieve. Love the quality of all your work and how you Are interested in learning and sharing techniques and styles from history.

Cherry

Veterok. said...

I'd probably benefit from having some sort of decent calendar. I seem to have so many things in my life right now and as always I'm way too absent-minded..

I just checked you Etsy shop and I rather liked the dark brown tiny leather journal, especially the colours of it.

stampernancy@hotmail.com said...

Love the "My Analog Blog - woodblock letterpress notebook" I saw it in Inkwell in Halifax last week - of course anything you make it great - Happy Thanksgiving

Jenna said...

I like when my little cousins make us pilgrim hats to wear at the table. Even us adults can't stop laughing and having a good time!

Jenna
callherhappy.com

Robin said...

I love this notebook:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77867292/leather-journal-patchwork
Happy Thanksgiving from one in Seattle, WA area
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Samantha said...

I really love the Leather Planner 2012 - weekly format

snthierry[at]gmail[dot]com

Margaret Braun said...

Yes! A VERY happy Thanksgiving weekend to you my favourite and only artschool-in-the-woods in Michigan Roommate!
How can I possibly say which is my most favourite thing in your Etsy Shop? Everything you make is SO lovely! Truly it is!
Perhaps I do tend to favour the "fat" leather journals the most!
Be well and Enjoy!

Sarah said...

Oh my GOODNESS. The mini book earrings are the cutest things I've ever seen! I am a future teacher, and I keep thinking about cute, educational earrings I could get. These would be so cute to promote reading!

Sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

Lubna said...

Hi
Happy Thanksgiving. This world is amazing. We celebrate so many myriad festivals. In India, we just finished celebrating Dusherra, which essentially signifies good conquering evil.
I love the autumn twigs notebook, its vibrant and it is made of recycled paper.
Happy festivities.

Amber said...

My favorite thing in your Etsy shop right now is your Leather Journal Patchwork:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78018822/leather-journal-patchwork
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

AmbreRose said...

I love the colors of the Leather Journal - Patchwork. So many great journals! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

Synz said...

OMG! I love journals. I even made one myself last year. I made a hardbound journal with a ribbon on the side to serve as a lock. I love writing my most memorable experience in there. Anyway, I went to your etsy shop and I just feel in love with your products. I love the Leather Journal with mixed papers - Green and Leather Journal - Black.

AES said...

I love your Beetle Bugs book the best :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

blogipher(at)gmail(dot)com

Jinx said...

I ADORE this ! I love your journals!

My favorite is Leather Journal with mixed papers , but in the ochre brown. Would look nicely in my side satchel messenger bag.

These are great for men or women or young adults. I have been looking for a nice journal to record life in.

Ashley
shopjinx@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The book with mixed papers and media is my favorite ! All of them are very nice however! The colors are amazingly fall and ready for Thanksgiving.

sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I love the leather journals, especially the patchwork ones!

debyeo at hotmail dot com

Natasha Areena said...

"Leather Journal - Patchwork" is the best! I like the color combination :)
thebookish96(at)gmail(dot)com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

From your shop, I really love the Leather Sketchbook - Desert Brown!! :)

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

One of the ones I really like is the journal in burnt red.

k_rampersad03 at hotmail dot com

Carrie said...

Goodness the best thing in your shop at the moment - everything!! I adore books, I adore the smell and feel of leather and the way is gets better with age. Plus I have a head like a seive so one of your diaries would be a god send. At the moment I am using a (horribe) civial servant's one - black and huge and hardback :(

Gorgeous shop - best of luck for the future. Oh and I'm in N.Ireland so no Thanksgiving stories.

Tara said...

The tiny leather journals are darling!


Tara


theycallhersunshine@hotmail.com

Alessia said...

I like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77867292/leather-journal-patchwork

lovely!

alelale at live.com

Kimberly W said...

Hi, I love the Patchwork Leather Journal, it's beautiful, especially the purple one. Thank you.
Halochanel at gmail dot com

Kajira said...

Leather Journal with mixed papers - Green is the best! :)

Kairi said...

My favorite item is the pink mini book earrings. So cute!
niuniuzheng@gmail.com

bcbeaveratheart said...

I just LOVE the Beatles and Bugs journal book..so amazing and cute!
bcbeaveratheart@gmail.com

Ms. Veronicas said...

I love what you did with the cover on this - http://www.etsy.com/listing/75971176/leather-sketchbook-desert-brown. But all your work is very beautiful and truly reflects your level of skill.

msveronicas at gmail.com

thelittlereddoor said...

love this gorgeous red journal! http://www.etsy.com/listing/75288428 happy thanksgiving to you! I'll be making turkey and jig's dinner tomorrow :)

MosaicMagpie said...

I like The Beatles - handbound journal - recycled and repurposed!
Great looking! Your journals are all lovely and I would love to win one.
Thank you!

Melanie said...

I love this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73627476/leather-journal-with-mixed-papers-green

And the tiny journals

Marija said...

My favorite item of yours right now is the Leather Planner 2012 - weekly format - handbound in black. I love how simple and seek it is!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

craftink said...

I looooove the Leather Journal - Patchwork

MoonRae said...

Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and yours!!
I love everything in your shop!! but most especially the tiny green journals, I would love one to carry in my purse to jot down those thoughts or ideas I get at the strangest time....
Thank you for your generosity and the opportunity to win this beautiful planner!!

lunrei(at)yahoo(dot)com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! I love Leather Journal - Patchwork.


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Elizabeth Turner said...

One year recently someone asked me to make a sweet potato pie recipe they had for the family dinner, so I did...and now it's expected every year :) (I added vanilla. Bam! Kicked it up a notch.) I loove thanksgiving!

elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I like the leather planner 2012 weekly format hardbound. Beautiful stuff!

All Wired Up TOO said...

We don't always celebrate Thanksgiving with Traditional Food. sometimes we choose another menu. My favorite is when I can make tamales, tacos, burritos and rice!

i-am-amazed said...

I love Leather Journal - Patchwork. It's absolutely amazing.


uula027@gmail.com

jhitomi said...

My favorite item is the Mini Book earrings in red; I've never seen anything like them! They are adorable. Also all your journals have luxurious looking covers.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Kasie said...

Love the green handmade 2012 planner.

animalcrackers at gmail dot com

Lynda said...

The mini book earrings are so cool!

Lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

rabkina said...

Leather Journal with mixed papers - Olive is really great))
love it))

elen.rabkina(At)gmail(dot)com

Diana said...

Something fun about our thanksgiving this year is pumpkin carving. My husband grew some giant pumpkins and we have one for each grandchild. They get to carve them together next weekend!Some of them should be big enough for the little grandkids to get into then!
goldiez at hotmail dot com

Cynthia Schelzig said...

How could I pick just one thing and say it is the best in your Etsy shop??? Your books are all fabulous but those little mini book earrings are so unusual and would definitely make a statement with any outfit for sure.....hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful too!

TaylorMade said...

Loved the faded red journal!

taylorgketchum@gmail.com

meki said...

Best ever: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67901715/leather-journal-faded-red

melody_1504(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sweet Asylum said...

love your purple leather patchwork journal..very cool

Bee W Bedard said...

My favorite item in your shop is the The Beatles - handbound journal - recycled and repurposed (my son would LOVE this)
brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

MiLulu said...

Where I live (greece) we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. So the Etsy item: Leather Journal - Patchwork
This one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77867292/leather-journal-patchwork
I like the shades of the cover)
redalepou@yahoo.com

Maegan Morin said...

I really like the Purple Leather Patchwork Journal! Your work is really beautiful!

megnate at telus dot net

katattack2000 said...

I love the leather journal - patchwork!

Thanks for the giveaway

katattack2000.wordpress.com

Cindy said...

Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway! I love all of your journals, but my favorite is that gorgeous oversized beauty in brown cowhide. Very nice!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80462284/leather-journal-oversized

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

UberWench said...

For Thanksgiving this year my Mom was visiting from Quebec, and I had a bunch of "orphan" library students and my friend Stoo over for Thanksgiving supper on Sunday night. I made three pies! The guys each had two full plates of food, and attempted to eat at least two pieces of pie but failed after the first slice of pumpkin.

Anonymous said...

Bats and Jack-o-Lantern - pair of Halloween notebooks is cute.


sonflower277 at gmail dot com

Kaylie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83550397/leather-journal-beige-suede
Because I'm a fan of journal and I can't take my eyes off this " beige suede"

ckaylie777 at hotmail dot com

Tessa K said...

As a kid, everything Thanksgiving my siblings and I would make homemade butter to go with the bread. We would put cream in empty baby food jars and shake-shake-shake it for hours until it was done!

elle said...

wow, the mini book earrings are just adorable! the red ones are just lovely! thanks for the giveaway! my email is andnowitslight at gmail dot com :)

Lillea said...

I love your Mini Book Earrings in blue

contactlillea at gmail dot com

Alison said...

My favorite thing in your etsy shop is the Leather Journal with mixed papers - Green.

supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

I like your Autumn Twigs - handbound notebook - recycled and repurposed.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

MollyP said...

Your patchwork journals are great. The purple one really pops. You area so creative. Kudos on a lovely shop.

Liesbeth said...

Hi, i love the leather planners in the etsy shop, different colors, simple and stylish, not to much, just right, to be used for every one in a different way. It would be nice to see them again after one year, with notes, maybe pictures other keepsakes etc, a great collage of pictures to promote your planners!!
Best wishes,
Liesbeth

letterlady said...

I love the green leather journals. I love everything, but I especially love the colored leathers.

MPL Creative Resources said...

I LOVE the mini-book earrings. They are just so much FUN...and well constructed.

Mindy

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MPL Creative Resources said...

I just LOVE the mini-book earrings. They are adorable and so pretty.

musing mary said...

It's difficult to choose a favorite product. I'd have such fun writing in the fawn-colored leather journal with pages of mixed colors and textures. Then there's the journal with a faded red cover and barn door latches that remind me of summers on Uncle Bruce's Wisconsin farm. For today, however, I'm going to choose a pair of blue book earrins to wear when a read to kindergartenrs later this week. When I visted the class the first time, the teacher asked the children why they thought I came to visit. Her answer: "Because Mrs. Payne loves to read!" How did she know?

lisawith4 said...

wow! such wonderful journals in your etsy shop. I really love the beige suede one.
Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadians! Our friends to the north (I'm in Oregon)
lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

Tara said...

I'm going to make my daugther a turkey hat for thanksgiving! :)

indigocarole said...

Any of your journals with long stitch, or coptic binding. I really love the Mediaeval Girdle book.

annette said...

I bought two of your journals last year. I gave the one made out of leather to a friend of mine and she loves it. I love the one I kept for myself also. Your books are just wonderful.

Janetto said...

well...so many and I have had a good look at them all, all beautiful, all individual. But I would pick one that may be overlooked, a small journal with a lovely red marble cover - it just spoke to me, that's why. Something I would use and hold and feel and love, and love again - the sort of item you would never tire of. If I had made such a thing, indeed any book (and I do make some myself)I would so want someone else to treasure what I had put so much into, and I definitely would that.
As for thanksgiving, no we don't 'do' that here in Cornwall! but I did have a lovely weekend, being thankful for my surroundings, for being able to watch for choughs (our county bird, newly returned to the cliffs) and for the chance to start making a new coptic-bound book myself - a different kind of but as valid giving of thanks, every day. And thanks for all your delights too!

Craftland said...

I love all of your books, they are so gorgeous! And my favorite part of Thanksgiving is a tie- between the desserts (yummers!) and gearing myself up for Black Friday (I can't help it I LOVE to shop!)

va said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77276766/leather-planner-2012-weekly-format

tumblemumbo at gmail.com
intl
thank you

Denise @ niecynotes said...

The Mini Book Earrings are awesome! Never seen anything like it!

B. said...

I just recently learned how to make girdle books!! What a great boook!!

BEA

Francesca said...

My favorite product in your shop is the mini book earrings. Darling! Happy Thanksgiving!

fec527 at hotmail dot com

katk said...

I love the small leather journals!

Fatty Bumpkins said...

I absolutely adore the Medieval Girdle Book...Incredible :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

Szappanbubi said...

Hello

As I love the series in real my fav one is The Sopranos - handbound journal :)

But I'm absolutely in LOVE with your Mini Book Earrings - pink- tiny overcuteness(es) and Leather Journal - Patchwork (purple and green) O.o

Thanks for your giveaway!

porcukorborso at gmail dot com

Diana Minna said...

I love so many things in your shop, but particularly the leather journals -- especially in mint green.

Thanksgiving has been mercifully simple this year, and every year, since we gave up on the turkey. Now it's a chicken cooked in a clay baker, and life is good. The spectacular weather this year didn't hurt either.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, we celebrate with a Harvest supper in England.I
love all your leather journals my favourite on Etsy is the Beatles
recycled and recovered. Its a great
idea but so are all your amazing
handbound books.
Barbara.

karamino said...

I like the Leather Journal - Faded Red, thank you for this giveaway)

Jus and Kat said...

My favorite thing in your shop is the Leather Journal - Patchwork.

Kanelstrand said...

Oh my, it's really hard to say which is my favorite from your shop... I like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/81874907/leather-planner-2012-weekly-format, and this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/67901715/leather-journal-faded-red the most!

I am impressed with your perfection!

JaMean said...

I LOVE the mini book earrings in pink!!! :D SO cute! Thank you for the contest!

stylefriendly said...

I love the Leather Sketchbook - Desert Brown.

stylefriendly at gmail dot com

Kreatita said...

I love your Leather Journal in faded red.
In Belgium we do not celebrate thanksgiving either...

You've got some very beautiful books!
Thanks for the great chance

Rachel said...

I really like the range of items that you offer on your Etsy shop from journals, jewelry and party favors.

My favorite would have to be the Medieval Girdle Book. It is unusual and I love looking at historical binding styles.

Happy Thanksgiving.

kiddo said...

I love the Leather Journal - Faded Red. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

I really love your style. My favorite is the oversize journal: http://www.etsy.com/listing/80462284/leather-journal-oversized

im zoe said...

Oh my gosh how gorgeous! i just adore handmade bound books! yours are stunning.
the brown leather journal is amazing such craftmanship.

Zoe
http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com
blessed-bee[a]hotmail.co.uk

krafterskorner said...

The meal is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Ours is still a little over a month away.

krafterskorner21@yahoo.com

hofken said...

My favorite item in your shop is the yellow and gray Patchwork Leather Journal

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of your Autumn Twigs book. The unique shape of it is my favorite part, but I also of course love the twigs on top!
-Rachel, Rpp27@aol.com

TopHat said...

I loveyour repurposed journals, especially the Snow White one!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Crystal said...

My favorite thing in your shop is the Little Ghost Notebook! So cute, and perfect for this time of year!
CrystalW07 at aol.com

Lisa Calvert said...

Hi there, the funnest thing for us this Thanksgiving was...I made recipe cards with everyone's name on it and decorated them, I started a prompt asking "I am thankful for...?" the responses were amazing. They filled it out during the meal. Everyone had fun with it. I took all the cards and I made a little book and we will add to it every year :) thanks for offering a give-away

ElfRenee said...

This is my favorite thing in your shop!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/83756374/leather-journal-tea-stained-pages

Marina said...

I love your etsy shop and it's so hard to chose favorite, but I will go with: My Analog Blog - woodblock letterpress notebook. :)

isollea at gmail dot com

Lyudmila said...

I like the Leather Planner 2012 - weekly format - handbound
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christy said...

I enjoy getting together with family on Thanksgiving. It is a week long event. Lots of food and relaxation. The boys hunt and the girls relax and cook and do crafts. We also decorate for christmas the day after thanksgiving, while watching old movies.
yanuzo at hotmail dot com

Sydney said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this giveaway. youre creative i love everything in your shop and i think my fav is the small leather book in honey colour :))



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Mincka said...

Hi Rhonda.
In the Netherlands we don't celebrate thanksgiving. So no special time of the year now. Not for long: half of november it is St. Maarten. That is the time that children go from one door to the other with lights in pumpkins or lampions, sing and get sweets or something like that. And from there on we go from one to the other festivity.
I like your recycled books. Besides that your Etsy is so well organized and the pictures so clear.
Your giveaway looks so interesting: will be a addition on my desk....
Mincka