Felt-a-licious Giveaway!

I have ALWAYS adored wool. Especially felted wool. The texture. The weight. The yummy. :) I've always been a little jealous of those crafty mamas who knew the "secrets" of felting wool. But now...I am going to join that inner circle :) And so can you! I have ONE SPOT to give away for Emily's "Felt-a-licious" online course. Yay!

Em is teaming up with Nicole, who has tons of experience with wool. You do NOT want to miss this. It's going to be so great! I'm really looking forward to working on the projects with Bella and learning this cool new skill alongside my creative daughter. I ordered the "Autumn" kit from Nicole's Etsy shop...the colors are so yummy. However, today (the 19th) is the LAST day to order wool from her shop for it to make it to you in time. If you miss the deadline, you can always source your own wool or join in late.

Here is a little more info in Emily's words:


This is a fantastical, fun introduction to felting! During the course you will be shown the nitty-gritty of what turns fluffy piles of wool into magical felted goods.With that knowledge you will be guided to make several variations of felt for our projects: round felt beads, a layered felt flower, a flat felt scarfette and a dimensional felt mobile-phone pouch.

Armed with your new skills you will be ready to felt your little hearts out (warning: felting is higly addictive!) and fall in love with this delicious artform. Even if you have felted before, this workshop is definitely going to have you saying "AH-HA!" THE WORKSHOP WILL RUN FROM NOV 26 - DEC 4

There will be four core 'lessons' during the course (video and photo format), tips and tricks from the gurus, a gallery to share your creations, and two live chats with Nicole and Emily. You will be able to work at your own pace, downloading the project information at your leisure. The classroom will remain 'open' until the end of 2010.

To enter the drawing, just leave a comment below. Any comment! Go crazy! For an extra entry, post it to Facebook or Twitter.

I will pick the winner at random on Tuesday, November 23 (8pm CST). Or, click here if you just want to sign up NOW!

Happy Felting!

Catina Jane Arts Giveaway

*Squeeeeeeeel* Isn't it adorable? I've loved Catina's art from the moment I set eyes on it YEARS ago. It's so quirky and delicious...and the colors are crazy vibrant. Catina and I have been online friends for as long as I can remember...her beautiful dreads played a big part in my decision to dread my own hair...and one of her pieces of art has graced the walls of nearly all of our homes.

She also makes wonderfully unique jewelry...

And joy of all joys...both of these pieces are up for grabs! I will choose 2 different winners...the first drawing will be for the art, and the second for the necklace. I will take entries for the giveaway through 12:00 CST on Monday, May 17.

To enter:

  • Check out Catina Jane's website and Etsy store and let me know what your favorite piece is.
  • Facebook or Twitter for an additional entry: I just entered the Catina Jane Arts Giveaway on Walk Slowly, Live Wildly...check it out! http://bit.ly/cCrB7m
  • Blog on your own blog for yet another entry.

Be sure to put each entry on a new comment below...I choose the winner by comment number, so if you put them all in one comment, it only counts once. :)

Catina is offering FREE SHIPPING to my blog readers as well...and she has just stocked her store with tons of beautiful new art and jewelry! Just enter the words "Walk Slowly" in the comments for your order. Be sure to take advantage of this offer, it will expire on May 20, 2010.

Delight Photo & Design is on Etsy!

Thank you so much for bearing with me during this time of "silence" on my blog. I know that it's been awhile since I've done a "real" post, but I assure you that I have ideas brewing and will be resuming writing when life settles down a bit. I'm just trying to stay afloat and juggle everything coming at me...I'm sure all of you can relate!

In the meantime, I have some exciting news! I am launching my own Etsy store...Delight Photo & Design. The store features photos I've taken from around the country...images that have made me HAPPY! I hope they will make your homes happy too. :) I will continue adding to the collection as we travel as well...so be sure to check back frequently. I have included a little blurb about where each photo was taken, etc.

To get things rolling, I'd like to offer a "grand opening special" to all of you through the end of September:

Buy 2 prints...Get 1 FREE!

Thanks so much for all of your kind words and support these last couple of years...you make my day brighter!! And thank you in advance for supporting a stay at home mama. :)