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giveaway (closed): &stitches issue 2

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Have you heard about the embroidery e-zine called, &Stitches? If not, you should have...and now is a good time to get acquainted with this quarterly publication all about modern stitching. It has a strong focus on Embroidery (and yes that includes all kinds of Embroidery!) but other (hand) sewing projects and themes are definitely on the map too.

Creators Carina and Nicole love a bit of stitch-­geekery; from discussions about how to organize your embroidery floss to sci-‐fi patterns. Not shying away from traditional techniques but at the same time embracing new themes and a ‘bend the rules’ mentality. Throw in a bit of their European Nordic style and you have a unique recipe for an awesome e-­zine about Stitching!


Each issue has it’s own theme and will hold a couple of patterns (including one by a guest contributor), book reviews, interviews and lots of photos. Tomorrow, April 17th, the second issue of &Stitches is out. It is all about books, stories and lettering this time! It looks like it will be quite the issue!


&Stitches is available through the &Stitches website, and starting tomorrow (when issue 2 comes out) you can save 10% with the coupon code: BOOKMARK. But it's only valid through Friday, so get your copy right away!

But in addition to the savings these lovely ladies are offering, today I have the pleasure of hosting a giveaway for this latest issue!

To enter, leave a comment telling your favorite book or story. The giveaway is open to all, and will close on Wednesday night. UPDATE: Giveaway closed!


Good Luck, and Thanks &Stitches!

92 comments:

  1. This looks so awesome! I'm so inspired right now..
    Umm my favorite book or story.. It's so hard to pick one! When I was little I always loved the Beatrix Potter books, especially the Tale of Peter Rabbit <3

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  2. Oh Mollie,

    Please enter me in this! Hmm... Favorite story? My favorite one that popped into my head is the story of Christ forgiving the sins of the woman caught in adultery. I love how He is just drawing in the dirt with His finger and has more forgiveness and compassion in that finger than the crowd has in their entire bodies. "Let he is without sin cast the first stone."

    Maureen

    P.S. How was your weekend? The weather here was beautiful. Yes, we watched "The Passion of the Christ" this weekend.

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  3. I love & stitches! Favorite book or story... right now "What do people do all day" by Richard Scarry. Any book by Richard Scarry is a favorite and a favorite of my 5 year old son. :)

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  4. Love it thanks for the tip. Favorite book...hard to puck only one. I do really like a classic, Little Women and P&P. The favorite with my daughter is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. :-)

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  5. My favourite book is called Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli. It's so lovely nad it makes my cry every time I read it!

    wickedsister69@gmail.com

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  6. The best book I've read recently is "with" by Skye Jethani, so for now, it's my favorite. :)

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  7. My favorite stories are the Narnia books. :) Absolute magic. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Kristin

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  8. Hmmm my favourite story? As a child I always loved The Velveteen Rabbit. It's sweet and sad at the same time.

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  9. Katie - I love the velveteen rabbit too, always makes me cry even now! My favourite book is A prayer for Owen meany by John Irving

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  10. My all-time favourite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

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  11. So hard to choose one - I was just remembering how much I loved The Mixed-Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler when my daughter read it. Oh, and then she read The Phantom Tollbooth which I also always loved. Um, and then, and then, and then . . . Yes, I love books.

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  12. I loved Arnold Lobel books. My favorite was Mouse Soup.


    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  13. I loved Anne of Green Gables! Thanks for the chance.

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  14. I love anything written by Jane Austen. thanks for the review of &Stitches and the giveaway.

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  15. OK now this is really dating me but growing up I liked reading the Hardy Boys.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  16. Hi Mollie. I've read through your whole archive and love your adorable style. I have a few projects in mind for my nieces and actually, they thought your stuff was so cute they're learning how to stitch!

    It's difficult to pick a favorite book but I can say that the book I've read and reread most is The Mists of Avalon. It's King Arthur told from the perspective of the women, his mother, aunt, wife, and sister.

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  17. So many books to choose from, but one of my favorites is the Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (the whole His Dark Materials trilogy is fantastic!).

    Thanks Mollie and &Stitches!

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  18. Any book by Isabel Allende makes me fly ... I love your site and your work.
    Thank you very much.

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  19. My favorite book is THE HOME MAKER by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. It was written in the 20s but seems relevant today when it comes to women's roles in & out of the home...I love it!

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  20. When I was a kid, my favorite book was "The Westing Game." I reread it this weekend, and I still love it! :)

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  21. my absolute favorite is anne of green gables!

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  22. Yay love all these awesome embroideries! My favourite book would be Babymoon by Melanie La'brooy, actually any of her books, she is funny and witty and once I start I can't put her books down!
    Thanks for the chance to win:)
    Kristin

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  23. yeh, another giveaway:let's try!
    My favorite story is Christmas carol by Dickens!
    It reminds us what is important in life!
    I like the idea of the spirits!
    Cécile

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  24. My favourite book? It's a toss up between Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits (by Robin McKinley, Peter Dickinson), which, as an ocean lover, really hit home for me, or In the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales #1) (by Catherynne M. Valente), whihc is stories, within stories, with in stories. Both are fantasy, or fables, if you prefer.

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  25. My favorite book of all time is Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth. A favorite as a child, a favorite now!

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  26. oh i love that last photo...home.

    my favorite book...so hard to decide. it's between pride and prejudice, and moby dick ;-)

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  27. My favorite book(s) are the Little House Books!!!

    Thanks

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  28. Jennifer9:20 AM

    The Wizard of Oz. I loved having it read to me when I was little, but loved it even more reading it to each of my three girls.

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  29. Ack! A favorite book? There are so many good ones. Right now I feel like retreading "Anne of Green Gables" so I will go with that. Love Stitches :)

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  30. Oh, how exciting. I just love embroidery, and so excited about a new magazine. My favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time my Madeleine L'Engle (among many others). Thanks! :)

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  31. Ooh! What a wonderful magazine! There are just too many good books...but right now our family is particularly loving the Tumtum and Nutmeg series, so let's say that, shall we?

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  32. My favorite books are from Kerstin Gier the Ruby Red trilogy!

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  33. I think my favorite book is "Anne of Green Gables" as it is the only book I have ever re-read.
    I have eidetic memory, but a slow reader, so when I read a book, I absorb it and rarely have a want to re-read it. Anne is the only one I have made an exception for.

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  34. My favorite book? Oh man, tough question. I think my favorite right this minute is the Game of Thrones series, but really, I have a ton of "favorites."

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  35. Loved the first issue of & Stitches and that polar bear is calling my name...as for a fav book, I love Earlene Fowler's quilt mysteries and Steps to the Alter is probably my favorite.

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  36. These are awesome! Refreshingly modern stitch geekery : ) Love it.

    A book favorite of mine is adolescent, but endearing The Giving Tree.

    Have a great week!
    ~c

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  37. Gave a shout out to you recently. And altered your egg and bunny finger puppets into hair clippies.

    You do such a great job on your blog!

    http://mycharminginterlude.blogspot.com/2012/04/good-friday.html

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  38. My favorite story is The Giving Tree. My kids gave me the book a couple of years ago with a lovely note. I have my original copy from when I was a child and love it to death.

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  39. Looks Awesome! My favorite book is East of Eden. It's a timeless classic.

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  40. One of my favorites (and definitely the one I've read the most times) is Little Women

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  41. I love "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle

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  42. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White will always hold a special place in my heart. I started reading when I was three and I read my copy so many times that it literally broke in two. I read Trumpet of the Swan and Stuart Little too but neither of them spoke to me like Charlotte's Web.

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  43. My favorite book is "Gone with the Wind" or "East of Eden".

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  44. I ADORE that first picture in your post! I have always had a great love of reading, even as a child. Now, with a child of my own, we have discovered so many great books together. Our favorite series are the SkippyJon Jones series. They are just so darn clever, hilarious and adorable!

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  45. I love all things by Jack Kerouac. The way he tells his stories makes me feel as though I am a part of it all.

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  46. I really love The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Its a massive read, but definitely worth it. Its set in the 13th century and focuses on the build of a cathedral and how it affects different parts of a community. I couldnt possibly write a small synopsis to do it justice! It had me crying after the first chapter, and I experienced every emotion on the rest of the journey.

    Awesome!

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  47. I think I'm going to cheat and say the Chronicles of Narnia (I do have them all in one big book...) I think my very favorite is The Horse and His Boy-I really like it even though it is one of the less well-known ones.

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  48. I need to stitch the first one so people stop trying to talk to me when I'm reading! Biggest pet peeve.

    I grew up and live on the same prairie as Laura Ingalls Wilder, and her books are still my favorites.

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  49. Ooh sounds like my kind of zine! My favorite story/book is Momo by Michael Ende. It's been my favorite since I was little, all about how the material world can steal your time by running your life, makes me want to take the time to stitch the stitches :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leah

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  50. My favourite book (besides Harry Potter series and war books) is History of Love by Nicole Kraus :)

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  51. Does a play count? The Importance of Being Ernest is one of my all time favorite stories. I read it when I was in Middle School and fell in love with Oscar Wilde's sense of humor and sarcasim. Another chilhood fav are the Narnia Chronicles. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway chance. xoxo

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  52. My all time favorite has always been Little Women!

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  53. I have so many favorite books. I love anything by Jane Austen. That being said, I have two books that top my list.
    1. Les Miserables
    2. Uncle Tom's Cabin

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  54. One of my favorites which has become one of my kids favorites is "Love Among The Walnuts". A great book about finding acceptance with a good measure of humor thrown in.

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  55. My favorite book is The Thorn Birds ,but I really have many many favorites .Thanks for the chance at your wonderful giveaway .

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  56. Oh! I love books^^
    It's difficult to choose just one, but 'The Little Prince' is always at hand =)

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  57. My favorite book of all time is Charlotte's Web.

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  58. Anonymous2:37 PM

    Wow this is a terrific give away! Carina and
    follow the white bunny are two of my favorite
    designers for embroidery! :)
    My.favorite story as.a child would have to be
    Charlotte's Web! It's a lovely story and I read
    this book to my own children when they
    were small;) Good luck everyone!

    Chandice

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  59. Caitlin I.2:42 PM

    I love the Magicans Newphew by C.S. Lewis!

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  60. Oh geez...my favorites include anything by Wm. Shakespeare, the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters, Harry Potter series (natch), and almost any historical fiction. Kinda on a Tudor kick right now...

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  61. all mysterys of every kind

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  62. My favorite book is Little Women, but the last time I read it was three years ago (I remember I was pregnant with my daughter at the time). I also really love the children's book "Bumbletum", which is a wonderfully illustrated book about a toy (I stumbled upon it at the library last year and my children like it almost as much as I do!)

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  63. OMG I have so many favorite books... maybe Forja by St JoséMaria Escrivá de Balaguer...or "Angel sin Ojos" by Loret de Mola

    thanks for the oportunity
    sra_de_romero (at) yahoo.com.mx

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  64. My favourite book is probably The People's Act of Love by James Meek. It always leaves me feeling so drained though.

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  65. Hmm, it's impossible to pick just one! I'm a huge fan of sci-fi novels and am currently reading and in love with The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. I suppose it would actually be classified as horror... but you know, that whole nerdy area of writing is my favorite. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  66. My favorite book right now is Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Such a beautiful story :D

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  67. My favourite book is Pride and Prejudice. I know it's a little cliche to have this as a favourite, but I love how it's basically the premise for every romance written since, and everytime I read it I'm always left with a warm, fuzzy feeling.

    I may or may not own 5 different editions of the book...

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  68. I'm not sure about my favourite story, but I've been thinking about The Queen Who Stole the Sky a lot lately. The illustrations are so beautiful.

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  69. My favorite childhood story, that I still love, is Beauty and the Beast. It's a wonderful reminder to look not at the outside of a person, but what is in the heart. Be especially blessed, Kathy

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  70. I don't really have a favorite book. I love to read, so I'm in love with the book I'm reading each time. Right now it's Eragon.
    Kisses

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  71. My favourite book! I couldn't possible narrow it down but I'm currently rereading Lord of the Rings. Anything by Jane Austen, of course.

    Thanks for entering me in the draw!

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  72. Kristin. Kefman513@bellsouth.net7:03 PM

    So many great books out there. I love Harper Lee's "to kill a mockingbird".

    Thanks Mollie

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  73. When I was growing up, I must have read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 20 times. Then I put it down and came back to it again a few years ago - and it's still a great story!

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  74. My favorite children's stories are
    "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen" both by Maurice Sendak I also loved the Ramona Series from Beverly Cleary.
    As an adult, I'm not sure I could pick a favorite. I just read what sparks my interest.

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  75. Adorable! And I love the book theme. My favorite books these days are the Little Pea, Little Hoot & Little Oink trilogy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Yep, they're for kids, but they're also cute-beyond-words thanks to the charming words and fabulous illustrations by Jen Corace. I bought them for my daughter years ago, and we still giggle every time we read them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. My first thought was "A Wrinkle in Time", so for tonight I'm going with that.

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  77. Oh, lovely! The first book that comes to mind is Leo the Late Bloomer
    by Robert Kraus, José Aruego (Illustrator), but of course there are so many others! Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Kundera, and Sugar and Other Stories by A.S. Byatt are some of those I also love.

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  78. anne of green gables, of course!

    thank you, all, for the giveaway.

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  79. Very talented women who do this e-zine ~

    My favorite children's book is 'The Pokey Little Puppy', it was my son's favorite too.

    Adult book? too many to mention, but I do love the all the books written by Haruki Murakami ~ very quirky and can't put them down kind of reads.

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  80. Hi Mollie, i love reading you an seeing your amazing stitching! My favourite story is from Isabel Allende. I love most of her books, mas the one i like the most is "Inês".

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  81. Hello. My favorite book is John Steinbeck's East of Eden. But now that I've read it four times I concentrate on cookbooks. I have hundreds of them!

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  82. My favorite book is Pride & Prejudice.

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  83. My favorite book is called Too Much Efficiency. It's an old story, but every time I read it I end up laughing.

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  84. The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

    I mean, seriously, this tiger drank ALL THE WATER FROM THE TAP UNTIL THERE WAS NO MORE WATER LEFT.

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  85. I have a lot of favorite books, but The Swiss Family Robinson was one story I used to read ALL the time!

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  86. Oh wow, I've never heard of the zine but I'm looking forward to getting some copies now! My favourite fairytale when I was small was Thumbelina and my favourite book is "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe". :)

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  87. I'm so tempted to buy this issue, it hurts! But told myself I couldn't buy another pattern until I have finished/used my other purchased pattern. What to do, what to do?!?

    My favorite book is Into the Wild by Jon Krakuer.

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  88. I love the Famous Five books - off out for an adventure.

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  89. The UK series about The Adams Family by Mary Jane Staples!

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  90. It's not particularly my favorite story, but my favorite book (like physical book) is a copy of alice in wonderland my dad gave me years and years ago. I could never get rid of it! I don't think I could pick a favorite story though :) How's that for a roundabout answer???

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  91. my favorite books are all children's books. little house on the prairie, little women, harry potter and i could just go on and on :)

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  92. These are awesome!! Thanks for sharing, and giving a sweet giveaway!! One of my favorite author's is Bill Peet, and my favorite book of his is Jennifer and Josephine!! I am giving a giveaway too for the grand opening of my Etsy shop on my blog, would love for you to enter and win!! http://vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com/2012/04/grand-opening-and-giveaway.html

    xo Heather

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