weekly giveaway - bliss in a tea cup:

June 15, 2009


and the weekly giveaways continue! so i fell in love with this shop the minute i discovered it on etsy's pounce feature! their publicity has grown tremendously since then - i'm sure you've seen their charming little chalkboards just about everywhere! and if you haven't, then you simply must get over to the store immediately because there is just so much loveliness there :) becka of bliss in a tea cup has been so kind to donate a hoop chalkboard!

be sure to also stop by bliss in a tea cup's blog (which i frequent quite often!) and follow becka on twitter!

WIN: Embroidery hoop chalkboard valued at $35!


Please share a little about you and your shop: Our shop is the work of my husband Richard and I, based out of our little apartment in Vancouver's Chinatown. We both have a love for thrifting, re-using objects and being able to fuse beauty and function. Both of us have rather eclectic tastes, so along with our range of chalkboards, writing slates and inspiration hoops, you're likely to find a bit of a rotating mixture of treats depending on what we've found on our most recent thrifting expedition!

How did you get started selling and making your lovely products: Both of us have always loved making things, in fact Richard is a trained cabinet maker! Most of our furniture is from thrift stores or alleyway finds that we've refinished or repurposed, so working together on craft projects is something we really enjoy. Before opening our etsy store, I was selling my knitted items at a local boutique and was preparing for my first craft show, only it was Spring heading into Summer so I was experimenting with other ideas. This ended up in the two of us working on the range that is now in our store. As I mentioned earlier, we both really love being able to work together, and are lucky enough that our strengths compliment each other (thank goodness, I'm not sure that I would have the patience to cut out the perfect circles that Richard can!), we're crafty partners in crime!

What inspires you: thrift stores, alleyway furniture finds, school stationary, outsider art, Modern design, old family photos, miss-matching, vintage upholstery fabrics, mixing weirdness and traditional beauty, cottages, lace...I could go on and on!

Favorite place to travel: Everywhere! We both really love to travel, but some highlights have been Paris, Bergen and Barcelona. Getting out into the country, to the beach or just out of the city in general is a real treat for us so we try to do it as often as possible.

Favorite inspiration links, blogs, or shops: Oh, this is such a tricky one! Richard is at work, so I got to pick these all out myself!

http://www.clevernettle.com/blog (I love both her blog, and her two shops. She always inspires and makes me laugh!)

http://fieldguided.blogspot.com (not only do these two make the sweetest ties, needlebooks and mugs but Anabela also seems like the loveliest girl ever!)

http://www.camillaengman.com (Camillla's art never ceases to blow me away, I love it!)

http://meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com (I absolutely love Pip! She makes me laugh, consistently finds fantastic links to check out and is always offering the best advice for us crafty types!)



bliss in a tea cup has extended an exclusive offer for oh, hello friend readers:
FREE SHIPPING on any purchase, this week only! just mention 'ohhellofriend' in the message to seller and wait for a revised invoice before paying. that's like, a $10-$12 savings! how cool is that!?

Visit Becka + Robert's shop and leave a comment with your favorite item! be sure to leave your email address so i can contact you if you win.

giveaway ends on sunday, june 21 at midnight, pst.



114 hello's:

  1. I love these chalkboard hoops and have them in my favorites!! I totally want to win one:) YAY for giveaways!


    barb@knackstudios.com

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  2. I love the spring blossom earrings! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24766031

    Email: somewhatvoluble@gmail.com

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  3. these chalkboard hoops are beautiful. i would be so happy to have one.

    wrongcity@gmail.com

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  4. I love the writing slate with the owl. I have a thing for owls :)

    beezus74@hotmail.com

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  5. love it!

    vintagemafia @ gmail dot com

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  6. I really like the embroidery hoop and slate chalkboards. Very, very cool! Thanks for the chance to win.

    mustardandsage AT gmail DOT com

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  7. I love love love the writing slate for planning! I've always got post-it notes for what I need to do every day/week and the chalkboard is a great idea, not to mention, more environmentally conscious than post-its!

    byf208@gmail.com

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  8. i love the inspiration hoop. such a lovely shop.
    sammy4svt@hotmail.com

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  9. my favorite is the inspiration hoop with wool tartan. i love tartan and it's such a great use of it.

    vintageleslie@gmail.com

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  10. I love the writing slates, these would be perfect for homeschooling!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24767407

    vintagemorning@gmail.com

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  11. I do love the inspiration hoop with the navy floral.

    I've been looking to buy one of these for a very long time!

    So darling!

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  12. The writing slate (list) is totally my favorite. Great find, Danni!

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  13. The plain chalkboard hoop is my fave - I totally need somewhere to put reminders!

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  14. I love the "Christian of Denmark" Box. I think I would store my little jangly trinkets in it.

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  15. I love the embroidery chalkboard with the cameo girl. It is so cute!!

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  16. I love their writing slates! Even featured them on my blog not too long ago. Thanks for the offer!

    xoxo
    Bridgett
    info at perideaudesigns dot com

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  17. I think my favorite is the Tartan Hoop- it reminds me of my high school uniform! The chalkboards are darling too, of course

    kathryn.jenkinson at gmail.com

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  18. the chalkboard hoops are definitely my favorite...what a great idea!
    though the inspirational hoops are lovely as well.
    : )
    thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. I looove the chalkboard hoops and the inspiration hoops!
    I am going to have to have one...

    thanks for the giveaway!

    -mandi
    amandancockroft00@sagu.edu

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  20. Thanks for the opportuity to win, Danni! Your blog is a cheery little moment in each day! I think these chalkboard hoops are adorable.

    Thanks,

    Jessica

    emailjlew@gmail.com

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  21. love these!
    and he feildguide blog too!
    thanks
    Megan

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  22. I haven't seen these, wow! I want one!

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  23. My favorite is the cameo hoop chalkboard http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25292610

    Cute!

    considerthecoffee (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. I also have the chalkboards tagges as favorites and would love to win one. Thanks for the giveaway. - Lisa, lisanathan@hotmail.com

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  25. I just adore this red tartan inspiration hoop: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24618393
    I want it on my wall!
    In fact, just send all of the items this way. I surely wouldn't mind...
    [kaitmustwait@gmail.com]

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  26. My favorite is actually this chalkboard ... so lovely!

    Thanks!
    Jen
    jack.sweet.jen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. gotta love the chalkboard hoops! so creative!


    atlantictreefox [at] gmail [dot] com

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  28. I love the wool tartan inspiration hoop and the chalkboard hoops. I am crazy about chalkboards these days!!!

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  29. I do love those chalk boards but the embroidery hoops are fantastic!

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  30. Hello new friend!
    I have been lucky enough to find this blog and this etsy seller on the same day!!

    There is a special space on my wall waitng for a chalkboard hoop, so I'd love the chance to win!

    irenegeorgiou [at] hotmail.com

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  31. my favorite in their shop is the embroidery chalk board so i hope i win!!!

    jennifer young
    jmt413@gmail.com

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  32. I really like the rose floral Inspiration hoop! :)

    Jessica
    fawnings[at]gmail.com

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  33. I love the embroidery hoops! Cute and functional!

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  34. the inspiration hoop in the rose floral is lovely!

    chelsea
    chelsea3349@msn.com

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  35. i love the Embroidery hoop chalkboard - cameo edition (girl)

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  36. Great interview! Dang, it is always so tough to pick a favorite item from the uber-swank sellers you feature.

    For me, I'd have to pick a writing slate. :D

    vk [at] victoriaklein [dot] net

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  37. I'm totally diggin' her chalkboard hoops. I love almost anything chalk board and this is very innovative!

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  38. I love the cream inspiration hoop but would absolutely love to have the chalkboard hoop as well! : )

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  39. yes, the embroidery hoop :)

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  40. Lovely shop, indeed, and great feature! I love the owl slate - hadn't thought of "to whit, to who" in SO long! Thanks for the opportunity!

    m@mchenwears.com

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  41. Loving the girl embroidery hoop chalkboard - perfect for my daughter's room! I make a new silhouette of her every couple of months...but I also LOVE the chalkboard writing slate - list because I LOVE MAKING LISTS and it's erasable.

    Thanks for the chance to win from this talented etsyian!

    catherine s.
    imaginethatdesignstudio@gmail.com

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  42. I love the cigar trinket box!


    Jennifer.

    ijenyfah_@hotmail.com

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  43. Hi! My favorite is the floral hoop, very pretty design! :)

    http://MaruMaru.etsy.com
    marumaru88@hotmail.com

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  44. What adorable stuff! I'd have to say my favorite is the chalkboard hoop or the writing slate.

    katie.djuric@gmail.com

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  45. These are amazingly fabulous! The plain chalkboard hoop is my favourite and if I don't win I might just have to buy one! ;)

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  46. It is a tie between the chalkboard hoops and the writing slates. Both are so very cute and practical. Got to love that!


    divinelycrafty @ gmail.com

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  47. I love the cigar boxes!
    but I honestly thing I love their product pictures the most!

    Renee x

    art4friends@gmail.com

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  48. I love the writing slates, but the chalkboard hoops are just amazing!

    email: eaherrin@hotmail.com

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  49. i just love the embroidery hoop chalkboard - cameo edition (girl)

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25292610

    allison.laney.harris@gmail.com
    www.gimmeakisss.blogspot.com

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  50. I love the cigar boxes. My mum has always kept her jewellery on her dressing table in a Henry Winterman cigar box.

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  51. I think the embroidery chalkboard hoops are my favorite... How lucky am I to have a chance to win one??

    Great giveaway! Thanks!!

    Contact:librosfera at gmail dot com

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  52. I love their wool tartan inspiration hoop!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24618393

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  53. These are sooo cute! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    ireaditonablog.tumblr.com

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  54. the chalk board is so cute - but i also love these Spring blossom earrings (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24765118).

    rachel.elizabeth.arnold@gmail.com

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  55. Love the chalkboards! I would love to win one:)

    Yay for give-aways!

    Teri
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  56. Thanks for this giveaway! I recently discovered your blog and love it, so nice!!
    My favorite product is the one of the giveaway: Embroidery hoop chalkboard (plain). Beautiful and very creative!
    darielacruz@gmail.com

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  57. i would get the spring blossom earrings in gold....in fact i just might head over and get them right this second! :)
    becca.alder@gmail.com

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  58. i love the inspiration hoops - the red tartan is especially fun!
    margaretdekker@gmail.com

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  59. The embroidery chalk board is probably my favorite. Good thing it's what's up for grabs!

    The earrings are really cute, too.

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  60. I have to say that the inspiration hoop - the chalkboard in the hoop - is my favorite! What a generous shop :)

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  61. I truly adore the Spring Blossom Earrings, they're so delicate and beautiful.

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  62. Love the owl writing slate and the trinket boxes! And the chalkboard hoops, of course.

    email - kelseyyyann@gmail.com

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  63. Definitely these popping blue earrings.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24766234

    Although I am a teacher, and what teacher wouldn't love a chalkboard clip board... hehhe

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  64. I would love a chalkboard hoop!

    claudiaschieve@gmail.com

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  65. I like the Inspiration hoop/cream embroidered, very pretty!

    sarahbcrawford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I am loving the hoops! Maybe it's because I spend so much time embroidering and cross stitching that I have a special affinity for them. My favorites are the cameo chalkboard hoop and the rose floral inspiration hoop. Lovely, lovely shop and great interview.

    Allison L.

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  67. I really love anything from their shop! There was an embroidery hoop chalkboard with a bow painted on it. It sold already but I have dreams about owning it still.

    :)

    umbrellastand(at)ymail.com

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  68. I adore the inspiration hoop/pin board.

    So cool!

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  69. I also love the chalkboard...they are such a great idea...I would love to have one for my kitchen :o)

    (pick me oh pick me :o)

    ~simply~

    simplystork@hotmail.com

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  70. LOVE the Spring Blossom Earrings!
    everydaykg@gmail.com

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  71. Love the hoops so much! x

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  72. the embroidery hoops are adorable. great addition to a crafty area :)

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  73. I love their writing slates! - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25617565

    info@gotcraft.com

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  74. I love the hoop chalkboard with the bow detail and the cream inspiration hoop; both are so delicate! would love to win the giveaway!

    Thank you for featuring this beautiful store!


    mary.phillips22@gmail.com

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  75. love these! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24766031

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  76. My favourites are these cute earrings http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24765118 What a lovely etsy shop you found once again!

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  77. And my email address is hannelore_veelaert at hotmail.com Oops ;)

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  78. love love the inspiration hoop in cream embroidered!! it's soo chic! this shop is one of my faves!

    i hope you'll feel better soon! plenty of fluids and rest!

    xo,
    ~may
    glendamay3@gmail.com

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  79. love this idea! very cute. i know just where i'd put it, too!

    erindollar {at} gmail.com

    ps: feel better soon! a cup of tea always makes me feel better, even if i'm not sick!

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  80. Love the Embroidery hoop chalkboard - cameo edition (girl).

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  81. Embroidery hoops make everything cute!

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  82. hi!
    love the chalkboard hoops, but I also liked the inspiration hoops and the spring blossom earings, how cut are those??

    email: danalhinho@hotmail.com

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  83. i adore the writing slate!! it reminds me of elementary school & all the good memories associated :) It would look sooo good hanging above my desk!

    -Hannah
    mapleandshade@gmail.com

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  84. I am in love with the plain embroidery hoop chalkboard. where we are living currently we cannot have chalkboard doors or walls (which I love and had before) and I am desperate for a cute chalkboard like this!

    alisa.fawn.post@gmail.com

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  85. i love love love their embrodery hoop chalkboard (plain). such a cute idea!!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25558755

    idiongzon@gmail.com

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  86. becka and richard's inspiration hoops are my favourite -- at the moment, as this changes frequently as she has so many lovely things! I'm sure my daughter would go nuts over one of those calkboards though!

    PS: becka and richard are EVEN more lovely in real life, as their creations hint to :)

    goodmorningkumara@gmail.com

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  87. i love the chalkboard hoops the best!
    :) tracy
    tracky10@hotmail.com

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  88. Oh Becka!!

    I love everything they make...

    But...this one should live with us.
    Embroidery hoop chalkboard - cameo edition (girl) :)

    ambercsar@gmail.com

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  89. Wow the embroidery hoop chalkboard is fabulous! Love it very much!

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  90. o my goodness!! i love that chalkboard! just what i was looking for!! thanks for having these weekly giveaways!! i hope you do it often!!! i love all your ideas!!!

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  91. o no spaghetti o! i forgot to post my email!

    artsygirlb96@gmail.com

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  92. I have the Inspiration hoop - cream embroidered in my favourites - hoping to purchase it when my pay comes in!

    jane.drayton AT bigpond DOT com

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  93. Count me in for some loveliness!

    julie28richardson@hotmail.com

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  94. the chalkboard is fantastic, thanks for sharing this !!!

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  95. this shop is so so beautiful, add to my favorites !

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  96. love the floral hoop, so elegant

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  97. thanks for sharing this shop, my favorite is inspiration hoop... love the blue...

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  98. Inspiration hoop - cream embroidered rocks !!! this artist is fabulous, thanks for the giveaway

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  99. it's official...i am in love with the plain embroidery hoop chalkboard, perfect for writing love notes :)

    amy.snider@gmail.com

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  100. I absolutely love the embroidery hoop chalkboard girl cameo edition. It is so cute! I am moving into my first house and need decor!

    suzasana [at] gmail |dot| com

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  101. wow I love the tartan wool inspiration hoop. Thanks for enlightening me.

    sophie.yallop@hotmail.co.uk

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  102. The inspiration hoop with the navy floral is too adorable. I would love one of these!

    Kelly
    jelly.kelly@gmail.com

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  103. Oh my! What a beautiful store! Your presentation is just lovely- you have such a wonderful knack for capturing your products in photographs! I think this is my favorite item because there are so many uses for it! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24766957

    Cheers,
    Melynda

    frenchpressknits AT yahoo DOT com

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  104. I love the Writing Slates, i could really use them in my kitchen! Good work!!

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  105. Embroidery hoop chalkboards are wonderful! I can't wait to have one hanging for notes to my loved one.

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  106. oops
    lucinda@shaktispacedesigns.com

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  107. adorable shop full of many adorable creations! The "navy floral" inspiration hoop is my favorite item in Becca's shop, hands down!!! Thank you for your generosity Becca and thank you Danni for hosting yet another awesome giveaway!
    xo, Katy kisforcalligraphy@gmail.com

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  108. posted from other thread:

    I like the plain embroidery hoop, the small blue/red earrings, and the wool tartan inspiration hoop.
    I can't choose which one. >_<

    It's all lovely though.
    <3
    Seraphina

    cowcrazysmilie@yahoo.com

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  109. What if I love everything in this shop?! Danni - why have I never seen your blog? this is crazy! I love it!

    Alissa (little poppett and Evie grace vintage or lisspopps)

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  110. the chalkboard hoops are genius! if i'm not picked i may just have to order one myself.

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. (oh, and my email is kufkin@olivet.edu)

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