Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beautiful Buttons for you ~ another giveaway & more winners!

(photo provided by sheppardhandmade on etsy)

Hi, Knitters,
Thank you for the fantastic response to the Little Skein Kit and Beck Gusler t-shirt giveaways! What fun! I have selected 3 winners for the prizes.

Must Stash Yarn ~ 1 skein: toomuchwool (rav id)

Little Skein project bag and yarn: hotcheese (rav id)

S*T*A*S*H t-shirt: nancy88 (rav id)

I have contacted the winners through Ravelry. Congratulations to all three!

I usually don't host two giveaways in a row but today I am doing just that. Laura Sheppard is one of my favorite pottery experts and button makers. I have a bunch of her sets of buttons and have used them on my projects before. Her work is unique and lovely. When you visit her Etsy shop it is so hard to choose from her varied and wonderful button selection.

Laura contacted me awhile ago and asked if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway for a few sets of her buttons. I, of course, said sure! Since I have used and ordered her buttons several times I can say from experience that her shop and service is top-notch and that her work is exquisite. Laura is located in Canada.

The photos show the sets of buttons I am giving away today. There are three sets so I will randomly select three winners. The top photo with the blue and white flower buttons may look familiar to you. I used them on the bunny's cardigan from Bunny Love (click here to see more information about the pattern!). I love these buttons so much. They really added to the cuteness of the bunny cardigan. 

The blue and white buttons, set of 4, are 14mm.

Here are a couple of photos of Bunny Love and the buttons:

(photo provided by sheppardhandmade on etsy)

The buttons above are described by Laura as "orangey with a green center." I don't see the orange too much, just a hint around the edges. Maybe in person it is more noticeable. Regardless, I love these buttons and the color. This set of 3 buttons measure 24mm each. 

These are so sweet and fun and perfect.

(photo provided by sheppardhandmade on etsy)

Last but not least, are these gorgeous burgundy buttons, a set of 5. These buttons are wonderful and would be a perfect match for so many projects. The buttons measure 16mm each.  

I used Laura's buttons on my Annabel Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge in the photo above. This cardigan and these buttons rank among my favorites. I wore this cardi so much last winter and I thought about how much I loved the buttons every time I put it on.

Please leave one comment on this post if you would like to win a set of buttons from Sheppard Handmade. I will be selecting three winners, one for each set of buttons. If you want a specific set only, please let me know in the comment. If you would like to win any of the sets, let me know that, too. Please only leave one comment and it is a must to include your Ravelry ID or your email address so I can get in touch if you win. 

You will love these buttons! Laura has super cute packaging, too. Thank you to Laura for this fun opportunity.

I hope you are all off to a great week. I'll be back soon with more winners and more knitting in a couple of days. 

Let the comments begin!
best, susie