Giveaway: Ordinary Mommy

This week’s giveaway is a real beauty!  Faith from Ordinary Mommy is graciously offering one lucky reader one of her beautiful Little Peacock Feather necklaces!  It’s the perfect little accessory for autumn.  Faith is such an artist with felt and every one her her pieces are a total treasure.  I adore her little blossom bobby pins and this butterfly crown headband is so beautiful.

Faith was kind enough to answer some questions about crafting and her life.

Outside of your beautiful felt pieces, what else do you create?

Right now most of my creative energy goes into designing and creating with felt, but in the past I have stitched up pillows, made simple curtains, and during my younger years I spent a lot of time doing counted cross-stitch (which I miss and hope to do more of!). The handmade item I am most proud of, however, is the quilt that I designed six years ago for our couch. Many hours of machine and hand sewing went into that! I am proud to say that it is holding up very well to all the abuse it takes from my three kids.

What does a typical work day look like for you?

I use the term “work day” loosely! My youngest is just about to turn 1, so most of my day revolves around her schedule. I fit in my sewing and design work during the day whenever I can find time. Some days I sew in the mornings, some days in the afternoon, and some days in the evening. There are days when I become obsessed and manage to find time during all of those periods. Plus, I compulsively check my email and twitter every thirty minutes or so! I’m trying to get that under control because I find it to be very anti-productive.

Your little ones are adorable! Do they ever help you with your pieces?

Thanks! (I’m pretty sure they are the most adorable little people I’ve ever laid eyes on.) They definitely love to touch and look at everything I create! My three-year-old daughter especially, has spent a lot of time sitting on my lap while I sew over the last two years. It can certainly be a bit challenging to stitch while she squirms and adjusts; I am entirely more likely to stick myself, but who can resist a sweet snuggle from a pretty little girl? As my children get older I’m really hoping to get them more involved with my creative process. I would love to teach my girls (and my son too) creative skills that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Find out more about Faith and see her etsy picks over on her blog.

To enter:

  • One Entry for commenting here and telling us what your favorite item from Ordinary Mommy’s shop is.
  • You can get a second chance to win by tweeting or blogging the giveaway and leaving another comment with the link to the blog entry or your twitter name (be sure to include @lost_and_fawned in your tweet so I can verify you tweeted!).
  • Giveaway is open to domestic and international entries.
  • Please also remember leave your email so I know how to contact you!

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, August 30th at Noon EST.  I will announce the winner right here shortly afternoon.  Good luck!

Giveaway now closed.  Thanks for your entries!

Comments

  1. I’d say my favorites from the shop are the Goldenrod Felt and Fabric Headband & that peacock necklace. :)

  2. http://twitter.com/octopip I tweeted it too

  3. Wow, what a great shop! I am so glad you turned me on to Ordinary Mommy. I love the teensy owl charm but also love the Spicy and Sweet hair pins.

  4. This shop is adorable! What I love about Etsy is that there is always a new shop out there for me to fall in love with! My favourite item in her shop right now are the Leaf Pile hair pins. They’re so cute!

  5. I love the Little Party Hat!

  6. This is gorgeous! I love this necktie hair piece :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/41276759/tie-me-a-rose-necktie-hair-comb

  7. I checked this awesome site out and had a hard time deciding what I liked best… however, any of the brooches would suit my fancy!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

  8. coasterkim says:

    Oh my gosh, I love all the hair clips! I’ll choose Fancy Blue Carnation but only because you’re making me choose!

  9. I like the Little Rosebuds – Set of Felt Hair Pins.
    But I really like all her work! Some people are just taleted!

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

  10. I love the Tie Me a Rose comb.

  11. I love the Tiny Red Rose Felt Pin, its so wee and sweet.

  12. I love the Pink Sorbet – Rosette Garden Felt Headband! Flower headbands are so fashionable but you make it look warmer by making it felt :)
    sumshi.is.yummy@gmail.com

  13. I have a felt headband with little blue flowers. I love it and it fits perfectly and never slides around. Everything she makes is so cute!!

  14. I tweet about this giveaway, here.

  15. My favorite is the Felt and Lace Carnation Headband – Smoke and Grapefruit

  16. My fav item is the Cucumber Melon Rose – Embroidered Lace Necklace
    Love :)

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

  17. I love the necklaces with clouds like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/39099522/the-love-cloud-necklace

  18. Ana Belén says:

    Enter me please!! I love Pink Sorbet – Rosette Garden Felt Headband

    Spain =)

  19. Ana Belén says:
  20. What a darling prize! Another fave from the shop is the Monarch Butterfly Felt Hair Accessory.

  21. I like the heart/hope necklace best – I can picture it even hanging on a wall somewhere. Very pretty. Thanks for the chance!

  22. I love the Spiced Blueberry Necklace! :)

  23. http://www.etsy.com/listing/27785201/golden-leaf-tiny-charm-necklace

    I adore that!

    ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. Brandi Newman says:

    Actually, my favorite is the item in the giveaway. I like the peacock necklace!
    bnewma4@gmail.com

  25. Kelsey Loewen says:

    Everything is beautiful, but my favourite is the Jana Bow.

  26. I love the Tiny Red Poppy Felt Hair Pin. SO cute!

  27. I love the Butterfly Soiree headband! But all her stuff is adorableeeee

  28. What a fabulous little shop. Finding something I loved was VERY easy:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51535751/teensy-owl-tiny-charm-felt-necklace
    Thanks so much!
    Theresa
    theresamacnaughton(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. I love the Fancy Antiqued Carnation – Felt and Lace Hair Accessory . . . totally want a bunch of stuff though!

  30. I am in love with the Carnation Bouquet Felt Headband – Yellow Marigold. That is so beautiful! ambrerose(at)aol(dot)com

  31. tweeted about it, http://twitter.com/ambrerose1

  32. I love the butterfly soiree felt headband. Some headbands are too flowery and little girlish, but this one is subtle and very adult for a mature person like me.

  33. Cristina_21 says:

    My fav item is the Carnation Bouquet Felt Headband (on Yellow Marigold).

    mail: neith4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

  34. I love everything! One of my favorites is the Fancy Antiqued Carnation – Felt and Lace Hair Accessory.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

  35. Oh, I think I’m in love! I love the sweet and spicy hair pins.

    ellengraf(at)gmail(dot)com

  36. i love the Lemon Chiffon – Felt and Lace Headband!

  37. I love the Tie Me A Rose hair comb!

  38. LUV the little blossom bobby pins!!!

  39. I love the Orange Crush necklace. Hope I win, all these goodies are so cute and they’d be awesome to use in a photoshoot :3

  40. I like the Summer Oak and Golden Acorn – Handmade Felt Necklace the best.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    –Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  41. I love the honeydew rose necklace!

  42. ooh, i’m lovin the i do owls! so sweet :)

  43. There are so many adorable things to choose from but I really love the Sunrise Necklace.

  44. @sandandstarfish tweeted about the giveaway :)

  45. Hi! I really like the Nightfall necklace. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway! :)

  46. Karen Scammell says:

    i like The Love Cloud Necklace

  47. oooh! I simply LOVE her Red Poppies Hair Garland – Felt Floral Headband!! It’s gorgeous!!

  48. I’ll say my favorite is: Oak Leaf Trio Felt Headband – Grapefruit Chocolate

    there were a lot of cool things!

  49. My favorite is the:

    Amethyst Gem Tiny Charm Necklace

  50. mismikado says:

    I actually love the Little Peacock Feather necklaces and would be so happy to win one :)

    http://mismikadodownthesidewalk.blogspot.com

  51. mismikado says:

    tweeted too via @mismikado :)

  52. I love the NIGHTFALL necklace….so gorgeous!

    Amy S.
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  53. I love the honeydew rose necklace!

  54. My favorite is the Nesting Bird Hair Comb! I love it so much, I’m really wanting to purchase it.

  55. Angie Allen says:

    The love cloud necklace looks absolutely FABtastic

  56. I rather like the “Pumpkin-y Pumpkin Felt Hair Accessory”, very cute and perfect for the coming Fall season.

    zannidmail (at) gmail.com

  57. I really liked the little peacock feather necklace, although all the owl stuff was very cute!!

  58. I love the Teensy Owl Tiny Charm Felt Necklace! so cute!

  59. the White Rosette Garden headband for sure, it’ll look lovely for picnics or garden parties :)

  60. katherine grieve says:

    WOW everything is gorgeous, i love the Red Poppies Hair Garland – Felt Floral Headband

  61. shane weir says:

    my favourite is the peacock necklace

  62. My favorite item is the honeydew rose necklace.

  63. What gorgeous items. My favorite item was a carnation headband!! You do beautiful work

  64. Heidi Kratzke says:

    My favorite is the stunning Monarch Butterfly Felt Hair Accessory. So beautiful!

  65. I love the Peach Carnation headband!

  66. Oak Leaf Necklace. How beautiful!

  67. I really like the framed felt art – flood!

  68. I like the Sensibility Necktie Rose Necklace

  69. I love the tree owls. Very tweet!!

  70. love the Nesting Bird Hair Comb

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  71. Oh, that sweet butterfly headband!

  72. Yolanda Barker says:

    I love the I Do Owls – Set of Hanging Plushies

  73. Dani @ My Little Apricot says:

    I love the peacock feather hair pin!

  74. Dani @ My Little Apricot says:

    I posted about this on my blog sidebar!
    http://danilykewoah.blogspot.com/

  75. I really love the butterfly headband:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/30561561/butterfly-soiree-handmade-felt-headband

    Great stuff! This is my runner up:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/28977098/nightfall-necklace

    Just love the colors in that necklace!

  76. I like the little peacock feather hair piece.

  77. I love the set of 3 Shimmery Hanging Pinwheels! They would be so pretty on the Christmas tree and in some surprise place during the rest of the year… I also love the necklace that is the giveaway item.

    Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!

  78. I tweeted!!
    http://twitter.com/MagnoliaSurpris/status/22309349705

    magnoliasurprise(at)gmail(dot)com

  79. http://www.etsy.com/listing/48534945/octopus-felt-hair-accessory CRAZY ADORABLE
    though i love almost everything in this shop, its really great!

  80. The picture is really nice. And the pendant even more so! I like this necklace but also the Love Cloud one. So count me in!

  81. Christina says:

    I love the Spicy And Sweet Hairpins!

  82. I love the mountains and oceans felt hair pins….they are sooo cute! love the colour, and I agree with you..I prefer the mountains but only slightly!

  83. Victoria Boland says:

    I like the little peacock feather hair piece.

  84. Hannah Barrett says:

    I love how its so unique & the textures of the materials that are used are amazing… You cant find anything similar around… Which I LOVE! xxxx

  85. I tweeted!

    @foldingchaird

  86. My favorite item is the Lace Applique Necklace with Pearls (http://www.etsy.com/listing/49527565/lace-applique-necklace-with-pearls).

  87. Hi, My fav thingy there is http://www.etsy.com/listing/35365970/peach-carnation-headband

    Contact me dear :)
    liz_crowny@yahoo.com
    pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

    thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a lovely day :)

  88. I like The Mistress – Key Necklace.

  89. Hi. I love the
    Upcycled Necktie Headband – Silky Gray – OOAK

    cellaslineup@yahoo.com

  90. I love the red poppies hair garland, a complete head turner

  91. These are beautiful! Would love to win. Love the Pink Carnation Headband from the shop.

  92. Alison Smith says:

    It was all so cute… how talented, my favourite (which was a tough choice!) had to be Ophelia Says – Hugs and Kisses Owl Necklace, too cute! :)

  93. I love the pressed flower necklace in purple!

  94. what an adorable giveaway! i love all of ordinarymommy’s necklaces.. and that teensy whale is just precious!

  95. and i tweeted :) @christenstrang

  96. I love the Sand Dollar Felt Hair Accessory in her shop! Soooo cute!!

  97. I love the necklace in the giveaway. It’s just so simple, and organic. If I don’t win, I might have to copy… LOVE IT!

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