FELIZ Giveaway on Design*Sponge

I am so excited to share our epic FELIZ Giveaways, which just went live on Design*Sponge. We have two amazing giveaway opportunities for folks both local to Austin and who live farther away.

First up is our Workshop Giveaway, where we're offering a coveted spot in five different workshops. Win a spot in one of the following workshops:

+ Hand-carved stamps for hand-made wrapping paper with Krank Press + Riveted Pendant Workshop with Fail Jewelry + Natural Indigo Dye Workshop with Folk Fibers + Photo Accordion Books with Book Bound Bindery + Happiness For Your Walls: Create Your Own Keepsake Shadowbox with Shanna Murray

To enter, just leave a comment on the D*S post about what skill you would like to learn. Winners must be able to attend the workshop in Austin, TX on Saturday, 11/3 (transit/lodging is not included in giveaway). Only 1 comment entry per person. Five lucky people will be selected for five spots in five different workshops (1 spot per person).

For those of you who can't join us for the FELIZ weekend, we've put together a very special care package to bring a little bit of FELIZ to you! Our product giveaway includes goods from Callen Thompson, Kate Miss, Leah Duncan, Vitrified Studios, Oh Laszlo, Stone & Honey, Linda Ketelhut, Canoe, Krank Press, and Fail Jewelry, worth over $450!!! It is, quite frankly, the motherload of awesomeness.

To win the product giveaway, just leave a comment on the D*S post about what place/activity you'd like to do during a visit to Austin. Get some inspiration with our Feliz Friday favorites and D*S Austin City Guide! There will only be 1 winner (must live within the US) and only 1 comment entry per person, please.

Deadline to enter is this Friday, 10/19 at midnight EST. Workshop winners will be notified by email (10/21) and must confirm their spot by 10/23.  The product giveaway winner will be notified by email (10/21) and must confirm their address by 10/26. Product package will be shipped out by 11/9. Big thanks to Grace and the Design*Sponge team for their support of Feliz!

Tool & Tack Mother's Day Gift Set

I am really excited to announce our latest gift box, the Tool & Tack Mother's Day gift set! Featuring the work of Leah Duncan, Paloma's Nest, and Miss Natalie, the set comes packaged in a 11" x 7" x 3" wood crate, wrapped with a floral illustration by Leah, raffia ribbon, and a hand stamped leather gift tag, making it ready to give immediately upon arrival.

The Tool & Tack Mother’s Day gift box features a ceramic tiny text “I love you” bowl from Paloma’s Nest,

a hand painted wooden apple box from Miss Natalie,

and an organic cotton tea towel from Leah Duncan, measuring 18" x 30".

We only have a limited quantity of these available, so I'd advise snagging yours today to make sure we don't run out! I curated this set with the idea of making the perfect Mother's day gift, but this gift works for just about anyone that you want to say, "thanks, I love you."

We were thrilled to see the set featured on Design*Sponge last week. Someone who will remain nameless may have shouted rather loudly when the page loaded. 

Dear Miss

Sometimes running a business is like riding a roller coaster. There are serious ups and then inevitable downs. I've had a month filled with both and it can leave you feeling confused with your head spinning a bit. But, in the end, regardless of the outcome, I'm always glad I take risks and put my work/thoughts out into the world in various forms. We learn from the mistakes, even if they can make us feel foolish at times. That feeling thankfully passes. This post is just a bit of advice to myself to keep putting the work out.

special thanks to this great read by Grace of Design*Sponge, which had me thinking a lot.