Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This Handmade Life

This giveaway is closed.
Gabriele from The Work of Childhood is the lucky winner.
Thanks to all who entered.


One of today's giveaways is sponsored by This Handmade Life.

This Handmade Life is an Etsy shop owned by Jodi, a crafting and thrifting work at home mom. She specializes in upcycling vintage goodies into useful & whimsical items. She also sells handsewn items, as well as some of her photographic endeavors.

In addition to recycling ... This Handmade Life also gives back, by donating a portion of their sales to a different charity every month.

I found This Handmade Life while looking for a journal for my daughter. I immediately fell in love with the vintage Golden Book journals. I have always loved little Golden Books. I had a lot of them when I was little. In fact, I still have them. Needless to say, I just had to have one of these journals. It was so hard for me to choose which one to purchase. I finally decided on this one:


Jodi also makes upcycled pinback buttons made from vintage books, magazines, catalogs, and comics. I recently ordered a set of American Girl pins for my daughters. They loved them and put them on their backpacks.



Jodi has a second Etsy shop named This Handmade Supply. In this shop she sells vintage goodies, so that you can create your own "Handmade Life". Yes, I have purchased from this shop, as well. I found this vintage children's book and could not resist.


As you may have guessed, I LOVE Jodi's shops. Therefore, I am thrilled that she has offered to sponsor this giveway. Jodi is offering one lucky winner the choice of one vintage Golden Book journal.

To enter the giveaway ~ Visit This Handmade Life and choose your favorite journal. Then come back and tell us in a comment.

For extra entries:
The winner will be randomly chosen on September 9.

Thanks for partying with us!

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53 comments:

MJ said...

You know I teach kindergarten so I goota have "We Like Kindergarten'!

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MJ said...

I follow her on Googlw Connect.

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MJ said...

following Jodi on Twitter - sumrthyme

MJ said...

FB fan too :)

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Michele P. said...

aw, you got the one I wanted lol! I actually had that book as a kid, and probably still have it somewhere... or my mom does. For my daughter, definitely the Barbie journal...she is into all things Barbie at 7.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20177160

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Michele P. said...

following Jodi on twitter @micaela6955

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Michele P. said...

FB fan Michele Pineda

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Lady Mama said...

The Night Before Christmas journal is my favourite - the book has great sentimental meaning!

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Lady Mama said...

I'm following Jodi on Twitter.

Cathy said...

I teach preschool - neat idea - following/a fan on Facebook.

Melissa Taylor said...

Love it, love it, love it! She's so creative. I couldn't figure out which journal I liked best - but the shy little kitty and baby animals (pg 4) popped out at me as most adorable.

Following on FB and Twitter and tweeting.

Cariann said...

following the blog! I love this idea, what a great way to "save" the old books

Cariann said...

am now a facebook fan! can't wait to share this will my friends.

Cariann said...

Oh my goodness, I just went to the Etsy site... I love the "my little book about God" I think I still have my copy hiding somewhere... what a great little journal..

Chrissy said...

I love the Disney FOX AND THE HOUND journal because I loved it as a child and still do! Thanks!

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Chrissy said...

I am a facebook fan!

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Chrissy said...

I'm a twitter follower!

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Gabriele said...

Ohh, see...MY favorite would differ greatly from my DS's favorite LOL!!
*I* would want the Vintage My First Counting Book Journal b/c I can remember it being one of my first Golden Books as a child.
My DS, however, I KNOW would choose the Peter Pan one!! These are awesome!

Gabriele said...

I am following Jodi on Twitter
twitter.com/nov05mama

Gabriele said...

I am a fan on Facebook!
facebook.com/mamalion
and I added it to my fan page's favorite sites ;)

Gabriele said...

I follow her blog via Google Reader and on the Google widget :)

Jen said...

I love "A Child's Year", it'd be perfect for my boy to journal in.

Jen said...

I now follow her blog.

Chawksgirl4ever said...

we would love the little golden book the story of god it is so cute

Wendy Ferrell said...

I love Etsy! Thanks for the tip on the Handmade Life. My daughter would love the Sleeping Beauty journal!

wendy[at]ferrell-law [dot] net

Wendy Ferrell said...

Now following her blog...

Wendy Ferrell said...

Now a fan on Facebook

Wendy Ferrell said...

Now following on Twitter too. :)

jewelry by NaLa said...

Fellow Etsian, now following the blog.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

visited etsy store and I think I would choose the Peter Pan but I am not sure. There are WAY Too many cute choices!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

following her on twitter

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

following her blog

Lisa said...

I'd choose Tootle the Train.
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cabadov said...

What an awesome idea! I love these, especially The Night Before (I'm a big Christmas fan). I love to write children's stories but have to do it with pen and paper vs. computer. This would be great for collecting my story ideas. Thanks for offering it.
Cheers
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Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

I love the my little golden book about god

Melissa Taylor said...

I'm linking to your site from http://imaginationsoup.net because it's something my readers will want to know about. You have a lovely site! I come to it all the time.

Warmly,
Melissa Taylor
@imaginationsoup.net

Melissa Taylor said...

Love your site and linking to you from mine - http://imaginationsoup.net - very similar interest in literacy and learning.

Cheers,

Melissa Taylor
@imaginationsoup

Orange Juice said...

WOW! How unique and TOTALLY cool!
Honestly I cant' decide right now but I am looking at the Fir Engine, My Little Book About God and The Man & Dump Truck!

noreen said...

I would pick Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella (my girls favorite princesses)

Cathy said...

I love the Disney LADY AND THE TRAMP Upcycled Recycled Repurposed Golden Book Journal.

Cathy said...

I follow her as Cathy

Bombtastic Belle said...

Oh I think I'm in love! I have almost all of those books still from when I was a kid! *lol* I have them put in our storage shed in a box for when we have a baby. :)

I'd pick Richard Scarry's "Best balloon Ride Ever".

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Kellie said...

I would choose The Pokey Little Puppy one!!

Kellie said...

I just became a follower of The Handmade Life blog!

Kellie said...

I just became a fan on facebook!

Jess said...

We would have to go with Fire Engines. My son is OBSESSED with fire engines.

Jess said...

Fan on Facebook

Jess said...

Follow on Twitter.

Jess said...

Following her on Google Connect.

Kindra said...

I follow your blog. seehorce at yahoo.com

Mama Jenn said...

Oh, I loved the Poky Puppy, but I think I would go with the My Little Golden Book about God journal.

Jennifer said...

This site brought back such fine memories of my childhood. I loved the Golden Books and still have them from many years ago. I love the idea of upcycling them. The Saggy Baggy Elephant is one I remember.

Nancy said...

so cute
i like the richard scarry's journal
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