Thursday, May 13, 2010

New from our Handwork Shop and a Giveaway

We have created a new toy - a birch branch ribbon runner and would like to share two of these with one of our blog readers. Children love to run with these watching the ribbons flow in the wind behind them. When not in use they look lovely hung on a wall.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment and I will choose a number randomly. The drawing will be Sunday evening at 7:00 pm EST.

~Abraham "helping" Mike drills holes in our ribbon runners.~

Warm wishes,
Tonya

67 comments:

  1. the ribbon runners look lovely - im sure they will brighten many a childs' day. thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. oh yes please...enter me into this lovely giveaway! I had a plan to make something like this as a party favour for my daughters "rainbow" birthday which is coming up soon, (I was going to use hoops and ribbon)! These are lovely though...I may have to rethink my plan!

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  3. looks beautiful! the solid piece of wood would be wonderful - I've made one before with a piece of raffia for basket making and it was not nearly so sturdy and lovely. thank you!

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  4. My daughter has just discovered ribbons. Thanks for the chance to win one of these!

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  5. How pretty! And what a great idea!

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  6. Oh how lovely! Please include my daughter's name. She would LOVE one. She spends most of the day on her toes and running.

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  7. I make mine with the rings but the birch is so pretty. I agree, my girls love running around the yard with them:-)

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  8. Oh, yes, I'll join in! What a lovely toy! Thank you!

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  9. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated.
    My little lad would love this ribbon runner, such a fun way to catch the wind.
    Love & care to you all
    x

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  10. What a great toy! I can see my boys running happily with some of those. (:

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  11. Please enter me in the drawing! It is a beautiful creation. Blessings,Rose

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  12. How lovely Tonya, please enter us:)

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  13. Ooo so pretty! Add my name to the drawing please. :)

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  14. My daughter would love one of these to play with please count me in!

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  15. What a beautiful, simple toy! I'm sure my 5 year old would have a lot of fun with it. I love that it's made from a cross-section of the tree's trunk--lovely.

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  16. organicfairymom@yahoo.comMay 13, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    These are so pretty! Your family makes such lovely things :)

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  17. So sweet! We would love it!

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  18. Please enter me in the giveaway -the runner looks beautiful.

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  19. This is so cute! I know my little faries would love it!

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  20. I appreciate the simplicity of this toy..... no wheels, buttons or bells needed. Just the pure out joy of running and watching the gorgeous colours that we are so blessed with.

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  21. simple and bright! just how i like toys to be

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  22. what a beautiful toy. I know my son would love it.

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  23. bebegir4@aol.com

    Those are beautiful!!!! My daughter would love it!

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  24. I love your new ribbon runners! My children would adore these!

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  25. I just recently discovered your blog and now look forward to reading it each time there is a new post. Thank you!

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  26. what a lovely colourful toy - my girls would love them!

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  27. Oh what a creative toy! I have a little girl (and possibly her big brother as well) who would love to run around with a ribbon runner.

    I also want you to know that your blog was part of the inspiration for us to purchase a house out in the country that we will be gutting and renovating to move into ASAP. We also have chick arriving next week. These are exciting and slightly scary steps for this city gal to have a more simple life:)

    You can see pictures of our house and property on my blog :http://sarahlscott.blogspot.com/2010/04/well-yesterday-i-mentioned-that-i-would.html

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  28. I love how simple and beautiful this is...no doubt it would get a lot of use in our home. I was just wondering about how to make something like this for my daughter who loves braiding her doll's hair at night (so often a big production with clips and brushes and the big light on)...yet braiding is so relaxing for her. I thought something a bit simpler for her to braid and unbraid before she drifts off to sleep at night.
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
    Blessings...
    <3

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  29. oh, so pretty! My littles would love these and I think I'd have to take a few turns around the backyard, too. Lovely! :-)

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  30. So beautiful! I love it, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. oh so fun!! i know my kiddos would have a blast with these. thanks for the opportunity! ;)

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  32. What a beautiful creation - a lovely dance is sure to be inspired.

    Namaste, Nicole

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  33. What a great idea! My youngest daughter would love one of these, please enter me. Thanks! Sue

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  34. What fun! I have 2 little boys that would love that!

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  35. OoooOOOoh so pretty! Pick me, pick me! :P
    Thank you for sharing with us bloggy folk. :)

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  36. Oh, how lovely! I know my darlings would love to play with that! You guys are wonderful!
    ~Natalie

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  37. So simple, yet so pretty! You are very creative!

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

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  38. Would be perfect for the little ones in my house. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  39. Oh, how lovely! Simple and beautiful with lots of room for creativity. Thank you for sharing :-)

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  40. What an interesting toy. I think my son would enjoy playing with this!

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  41. Thanks Tanya! Happy Spring!

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  42. Oh I love the ribbon runner. I can picture my little ones with the many colors fly behind them. Thanks for the chance. :-)

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  43. I've been reading your blog for a while now, but have never commented before. My children would love the ribbon runner. What a beautiful idea.

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  44. Beautiful toy! My children would just love this!! :)

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  45. How wonderful! What a toy for any family!

    elizabeth
    elizabethstill@ymail.com

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  46. these are beautiful! i know my boys would love to play outside with this!! thanks for the chance to win one!! xo, pennie

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  47. Thanks so much for responding and sending me your address. I loved diving in and reading about you and your wonderful family.

    Sending friendship across the miles,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  48. Simply Beautiful! This would be a great alternative for the children to play with on a windy day other than kites.

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  49. Thank you Tonya for the spirit of giving~

    Ribbons, wood and wind a lovely combination.

    Warm regards
    Suzanne

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  50. My boys would love running around the farm with one of these. How creative and lovely to see your little one involved in the making of them!

    ~Erin

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  51. My 3-year-old niece would love these. :-) Thanks for offering this giveaway, Tonya!

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  52. Simply Beautiful!!

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  53. I love the resourcefulness of your family! My kids are all about rainbows these days and would love them!

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  54. My daughter had a similar toy growing up, but the ribbons were on a stick. Yours looks much safer! My grandsons would love it, I'm sure... please count me in!

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  55. What fun! My girls would love to run through the yard with these. Thanks for the chance.

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  56. Lovely. thanks for the give a way. If I don't win, make some more for your shop please!

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  57. How fun!
    I'd love to see my children running through the Colorado mountains with these!

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  58. Your version is much crunchier than mine ;) I really like how you made the ring though, very clever. And very pretty!

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