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Giveaway – Inez Gill Handmade Bows

2 Jan

What better way to start off the new year than with something pretty? My twitter pal, Courtney Gill Zurcher, owner and creator of Inez Gill, thinks so and this is why she’s offering Little Big readers a chance to win one of her charming handmade, vegan-approved bows to a lucky reader!

Her bows are really popular and you can see why: they come in a range of styles and colors.

I have been wanting to host more giveaways supporting small, independent handmade or vintage-based business, so when Courtney contacted me I jumped at the chance. She is generously offering her bows to any Little Big reader, even those outside the U.S. I love her bows and she’s sending me a pink one, which I completely expect to fight with Isobel over. Look for photos of her wearing the bow during the day and me secretly wearing it while she naps in the near future.

Courtney has a really lovely site (I’m drooling over that cowl on the home page) and in addition to artistic shawls and cowls she also does a lot of custom work, which is one of my favorite things about doing business with small independent businesses: they value your business and will work with you to create something that uniquely fits your tastes and needs.

And now, to the deets:

* To enter, leave a comment below.

For extra chances to win,

* Follow Inez Gill on twitter. (And leave a comment saying you did so.)

* Like Inez Gill on Facebook. (And leave a comment saying you did so.)

* Tweet the following:

“Supporting handmade with @exlibris makes the world an awesome place: http://www.thelittlebig.wordpress.com”

I’ll announce the winner on Friday. Good luck!


Action Shots

16 Dec

Friend and fellow Etsy Team Librarian member, Lisa Rabey, recently sent me two awesome pins from her shop.  When she first started toying with the idea of opening a shop, I was on hand to critique and offer advice when asked and she repaid me by sending me two of her awesome pins. It was a welcome surprise that I totally did not expect.

She requested I send her shots of me wearing them, but I’d rather do one better and post them here so everyone can see how awesome these pins are.

The first pin is one of her Pride & Predjudice pieces. It’s from one of my favorite parts in the book, when Elizabeth walks the six miles or whatever to Netherfield to check on her sick sister Jane. She arrives flushed from the exercize and thoroughly muddy. Caroline critisizes her actions by saying this:

“I shall never forget her appearance this morning. She really looked almost wild.”


I love it because I’ve known a lot of bitches like Caroline in my time.  How I love to mock them.

The next pin is from her Custom Pin line, which if you have ever wanted a pin like this with your own favorite saying, you’re in luck. These are totally cute and can say virtually anything you want as long as the text will fit. Lisa made me this one by taking a line I said from my twitter stream. It says,

“Print Screen: You Complete Me.”


Print screen, you never let me down. You’re probably my favorite keyboard function. Hearts!

Lisa’s shop is called Excessively Diverting and although she’s been busy putting together a large order for a company in HOLLYWOOD she will give equal attention to your order, because that’s how special you are.