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Knit Simplicity

If you haven't already figured this out, I love handmade. Typically I aim for making things myself, but buying handmade has become part of what I do more and more. Life is busy, and we can't all be skilled at everything. Thankfully, the internet is a great place for finding the things you can't make yourself. And it's even better when you can connect with the person you're buying from.

Today I'm pleased to present Knit Simplicity, a new shop that is a mother-daughter team. Erma is the maker of a beautiful collection of knit and crochet items, and her daughter Regina helps run the shop and promote her mom's work. When you look through the items at Knit Simplicity, you can see why Regina would want to support her mom's effort. It's not just that they're family...these are really lovely things! (I'm especially fond of the cowls and baskets.)

Knit Simplicity

And just in time for Mother's Day, they are giving away a $25 Knit Simplicity gift certificate! One winner will receive a printable certificate with instructions for use. You can gift it on Mother's Day or keep it for yourself (we won't tell!).

In addition, Wild Olive readers can save $5.00 off of any purchase with the coupon code WILDOLIVE, now though May 31, 2013.

To enter the giveaway, sign up below through Rafflecopter. There are two ways to enter, so good luck!

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Note: This giveaway is for US residents only. Sorry, no international winners.

51 comments:

  1. lovely giveaway-I buy more and more over on etsy too-also lovely handmade supplies too thanks for the giveaway chance.
    stop by my blog too I have a lovely mothers day basket giveaway-Kathy

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  2. I think the gift of sewing would have to be my fave Mom memory.:)

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  3. We used to go with my grandmother to miniature shows. It would start with lunch and then we would spend hours looking at tiny treasures and then go out for ice cream and share what we found. My Mum and I are actually going tomorrow. Super excited.

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  4. My favorite Mom memory is going shopping for flowers in the spring. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  5. My favorite Mom Memory is my mom reading "Little Women" to me each night before bed when I was in elementary school. It's been one of my favorite books ever since.

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  6. I love that my mom and grandma always gardened together while the kids played and sometimes helped. It is something my mom now does with my kids too.

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  7. My favorite mom memory is when she told me the truth about the Easter Bunny after I asked about the price tag I found on my Easter basket bubbles.

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  8. Sound like a nice family business. I like supporting small business.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  9. Mollie,

    My favorite Mom moment is when we were little and we would go look at christmas lights and sing in the car. My Dad was away a lot on business and it was Mom who always took us kids out for these drives.

    Maureen

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  10. I love the basket sets! All the items look beautifully made.

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  11. My favorite Mom moment is our yearly Christmas shopping trip!

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  12. Going out shopping listening to the radio.

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  13. My mom memory is of her constant sacrifice so that she could give me those things I just had to have! As an only child, I grew up with her as my best friend!

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  14. One of my favorite memories of my mom is really a series of memories, I guess. When I think of my mom, I think of her laugh. It's loud and lovely. And it makes me smile when I catch myself laughing and it sounds just like her.

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  15. What a lovely giveaway! I would love to share a business with my daughter one day...we share the same crafty ideas but she much better at math than I am!

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  16. What a nice giveaway. My favorite mom memory is anytime we get together and just be crafty. We bounce ideas off of one another and together we create great things!

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  17. My favorite mom memory is having tea parties together. She would pull out all of the fancy china and even the cute little sugars with flowers on them.

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  18. My favorite mom memory is when we played dress up and danced around :)

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  19. thanks for the giveaway! my fav memory of my Mom is evenings watching tv as a family while she worked on her knitting

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  20. My favorite memory is baking and sewing - great memories.

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  21. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Hello! I love handmade! What a special giveaway! My favorite memory is every year we do the 12 days of Christmas to a family or neighbor and my mom would make all the items for each of the days! It was really special to be a part of that!
    Kristi Ripley
    kripley75@yahoo.com

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  22. How special my children were to her. My dad and step-mom pushed them aside for her granddaughter. My husbands parents had had a granddaughter for seven years before our first came on the scene. even though my mother had 10 grandchildren by her second marriage, when they were all together you could not feel any partiality. But when we were alone or they came to visit us it was as if my children had hung the moon. She died from breast cancer in 1995 and I miss her everyday My daughter was 11 and my son was 9. They didn't get enough time with their grandmother, I didn't get enough time with my mother, but I have a whole head of memories.

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  23. Reading all of your memories is so incredibly lovely, and I look forward to even more. Thank you for sharing your heart!

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  24. My mom and I take road trips during the summer, where we visit a bunch of state parks and just generally go exploring on hiking trails. Those trips are definitely some of my favorite memories with her!

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  25. My favorite mom memory is probably going on lunch dates together between classes. Just her and I talking about life.

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  26. My favorite mom memory was when I was a child, and my mom used to include me when she was cooking. :)

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  27. I don't have any specific memory that is my favorite. I am most grateful that my mom and dad choose to be self-employed despite its challenges so that we could all work together and have more time together. It created many memories over the years of all of us together and happy.

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  28. I have so many,but my favorite mom memory involving crochet is a grandmother memory of her teaching my brother & I to crochet. I still have some of her crochet hooks.

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  29. I remember that my Mom always had a snack waiting for my sister & I when we got off the bus after school, and we would sit at the table together & eat it. I took it for granted then, but after having a daughter of my own I realize that wasn't easy!

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  30. Anonymous6:35 PM

    What a great giveaway! My fav mom memory are Friday night dinner and tv watching-something so simple and silly really but I loved those nights curled up on the couch :)

    margaretannegibb@yahoo.com

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  31. When my mom met each of my sons for the first time.

    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  32. The way my mom comforted me when I was sick.

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  33. Lovely! I crochet and my mom knits, although she didn't do it much when we were kids. My favorite mom memory is when she took care of me after the birth of my first daughter.

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  34. Every moment with my mom is my favorite. Corny, but since she got diagnosed with breast cancer, I've realized it is true.

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  35. I love the memory of hanging out on my mom's bed laughing with her. We would chat and get silly and be in hysterics over the silliest things. She passed away almost 5 years ago, and those memories are all I have.

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  36. My favorite mom memory is making home made orange juice together.

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  37. My favorite Mom memories are mornings during the war when she'd get up very very early and would came back hours later bringing warm fresh baked "burek" with cheese for her girls :) ❤ you Mommy! :)

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  38. Spending time in the kitchen with my mom is my favorite. She is an excellent cook and I learned a lot from her.

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  39. HELLO! SO MANY 'MOM MEMORY'S'! HAVING A SNACK LEFT FOR US AFTER SCHOOL IS A FOND MEMORY! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  40. VISITED SHOP>SO NEAT!
    I'D SELECT THE CHARCOAL BASKET!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  41. Diane N.4:06 PM

    Favorite mom memory: I think it's when she visited me while I was living in China. We spent an afternoon together walking around shops I liked and a shopkeeper insisted that we were sisters. My mom liked that!

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  42. My favorite mom memory is when she would take us shopping on the weekends and would always make a good sunday breakfast for the family. I love her so much.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  43. My favorite mom memory is learning how to cook with her in the kitchen. She never uses recipes and everything tastes great. Somehow when I make the same thing, it never comes out as good.

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  44. My favorite mom memories is a combination of all the times we've spent in the kitchen. I learn something new from watching her cook every time.

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  45. My mom and I both have early May birthdays, and our lilac bush rarely failed to bloom for our birthday and Mothers' Day celebrations. So, lilacs bring up all kinds of childhood memories with my mom!

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  46. My parents singing us to sleep when we were little :)

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  47. My fave mom memory is of her putting me up on the counter to sit, so we could talk while she cooked.

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  48. My favorite mom memory is when I became a mom, my little girl makes my life so much better :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. My favorite mom memory is helping my own mom nurse her cat, Boots, back from a really horrible cold. Just seeing the love she had for her pets always made me love her more.

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  50. Stephanie Hobson (shobson@waymark.net)1:05 AM

    Watching my mother sew.

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  51. I have had many great memories with my mom and now being a mom with my girls. It would be very difficult to choose one as my favorite. I do have great memories of sitting outside on summer nights with me mom, counting the stars and just being still together. I love my daughters and we also have wonderful memories and more to make still!

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