a june giveaway

 Hello dear friends, can you believe the month of June ends in just five short days? And with it commences the second half of the year...

To think in the past six months I have become a mama to a two-year-old, lived on a farm collecting hundreds of eggs most days, feeding chickens, miking and tending garden beds, taken full breaths of country clean air, submitted a manuscript for a children's book, soaked in summer sun, made new kindred friends, turned twenty-five, packed our belongings, crunched autumn leaves, reconnected with family and kin, prepared for (and attended) four handmade markets, read books in bed, planned for our next venture... and other things less notable, or more so, the not-so-oftens and the everydays. It has been a good year so far - hard and unknown and satisfying. So in celebration of what's been and what's to come I am offering a giveaway of recent makes -

One French style purple pleated handbag, fabric bunting card, purple cowboy toddler bib, dainty quilted pin cushion and linen bunting pin...

All you need to do is leave a comment here telling me what you loved most about the first half of 2014, and what you look forward to in the second.

I will draw a winner on the eve of June 30th.


And I'm happy to announce the winner is Jodie:

Please email me emilyclaresims[at]gmail[dot]com with your postal address - thanks!