********UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Tammy, commenter #13, she was selected by the random generator and won this beautiful pillow!**********
This week’s giveaway is for a lovely decorative pillow cover made by Sarah Carney of Carney Dirt! It is lovingly handcrafted and embroidery stitched with her sewing machine and by hand.
The front of the pillow is made from a sturdy cotton canvas and features three photo transfers via a gel medium process of New England Aster in all her glory.
Three strips of coordinating fabric are embroidered with decorative stitching from her sewing machine.
The two triangular corner appliqués are hand sewn and machine sewn. One corner hosts a secret pocket perfect for hiding a lost tooth for the tooth fairy or some other secret treasure.
The back of the pillow is burlap and opens to remove the pillow for easy cleaning. Pillow case should be spot cleaned as necessary.
This pillow can be used indoors or outdoors. If using outdoors, the interior pillow should be sealed in plastic or replaced with a weatherproof pillow.
“When I began my secondary education my main focus was art & landscape and how they should relate to each other. What I ended up with was a background in Environmental Sciences & Education focusing on plant identification, water quality, composting, organic gardening & landscaping with native plants. I’ve been the project manager at not-for-profits, done plant surveys on the gorgeous bluffs by the mighty Mississippi and GIS’d all of the outfalls in the Madison County, IL creeks.
This journey led me to Cherryville, MO where I now happily reside with my long-term friend & partner-in-crime, Jonathan and our friends Buster, Milo, Spriggett & some (somewhat insane but cute) African Guinea Fowl.
Most of my inspiration comes from nature, found materials and whatever may sit well on the pupil.
Art, nature and science go hand in hand. I have a background in environmental sciences, outreach and ‘environmental stewardship’. I hate to see things going to waste; I try to thing of a way to use it, to bring it back into our lives in a beautiful, useful way. some of my favorite things are those that are normally overlooked.
Pretty things and things out of the ordinary, no matter how big or small, can make a huge difference in someone’s quality of life. I make things. I enjoy it. I hope one of them can make you smile as well.
Thank you. Enjoy yourself. Spread the love. Take time to witness the beauty.”
Carney Dirt’s Mission:
“Carney Dirt strives to make everything as environmentally friendly as possible. Many items used are found, donated, re-purposed and/or up-cycled. We will never go to a major department store and order ‘bulk junk’ to manufacture bulk-junk products for you. This is why many of our items are one of a kind and almost impossible to reproduce. We believe in the power of the individual, reasonable pricing, less waste and products that last. Please join us in making the world better because better is something we all deserve.
Buy local. Shop small business. Help your neighbor. Witness your town thrive. Watch the world bloom.”
You can become a fan of Carney Dirt on Facebook if you would like to do so.
If you’d like a chance to win this one of a kind pillow, leave a comment below. For more chances to win, you can leave a separate comment each time you advertise this giveaway by:
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Sign up by Sunday, September 15, 2013 and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, September 16, 2013. Good luck!