Let me tell you a little something about the Craftberry Bush.
The scientific name for the Craftberry Bush is Creativis Imaginatus-borealis. The Craftberry Bush grows best where the soil is full of sparkles and paper scraps are used as fertilizer. They like their surroundings to be colourful and vibrant and tend to thrive where people are creative and transform everyday items into works of art by simply using a glue gun, some spray paint and of course, their imagination.
The Craftberry Bush will produce several Craftberries if they are watered often with paint - their favourite being Turquoise, White and Pink.
So when my sweet sister-in-law told me about this little village called Blogville - where the ground sparkles and there are mounds of colourful paper scraps - I knew I had to visit.
And what I found was a little village full of ingenious and talented women. Women who are able to balance work, family and their creativity, all the while being supportive and encouraging of each other.
It's only been 4 short months since I moved here, but I have 'met' some very sweet neighbours, all whom have a common goal and that is to make their house a home. A home that is warm, bright and serves as a secure haven for those who live in it.
Since having moved here, I am fortunate to have had 100+ of you lovely residents of Blogville choose to follow me on my journey and as a thank-you, I would like to have my first GIVEAWAY!. I would love to be able to give each of you a gift, but alas, I only have one gift to raffle. Being someone who does not like to be restricted by one artistic medium, I have created two choices for the winner to select from. I'm hoping you - whoever you turn out to be - will accept this little gift as a Thank-you for your visits to my little Craftberry Bush.
Craftberry One - Shabby Rose
Three shabby roses, hand painted by yours truly
While you cannot see it on the picture, the glass bulb is
iridescent. I painted one with a turquoise background...
...and I left the other two as original clear. If you would like
all to be turquoise let me know and I will do that for you.
I coated each with glaze to avoid chipping, but as with
any delicate item, they need to be handled with care.
I believe these look much prettier in 'person',
but if shabby is not your cup of tea...
Craftberry Two - Scented Cotton Apples
These three apples are made of 100% cotton fabric
Each one has a different message stamped
on their leaves - Peace, Love and Joy
They are also scented with cinnamon and
pumpkin spice - perfect for Christmas
The stems are made of brown corduroy and...
...they can be hung on the tree or just placed on your favourite spot.
Here is a close up of the leaf - it's rugged and perfectly imperfect!
Although small, these little gifts contain all of my appreciation and thankfulness for you.
Entry for the giveaway will run through Sunday, November 21st at midnight (EST). If you are interested in having the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind Craftberry, kindly leave a comment on this post prior to the close date so to secure your entry in the giveaway. The winner will be selected via random.org and announced the week of November 22nd.
As always, I am extremely grateful for the support, friendship and kind words that many of you have offered.
Well beautiful neighbours, thanks again and good luck !!!