Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday Feature and Giveaway!

This week we have a great shop, Nico Papergoods, and a very talented shop owner, Andrea. She has been so kind as to offer a giveaway, more details after the feature!

I was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, and moved to Seattle, WA 13 years ago. I am married to an architect and together we have a 13 year old son named Nico. Since Nico is the name of my only son, I named the shop after him. Plus I love how it sounds and I think it suits my work.
When I was 16 I took a traditional 4 year apprenticeship for book binding. I have always loved to be creative and work with my hands. I am 53 now minus 16 equals 37 years that I have been doing my craft! Wow, that is a long time and I still love what I am doing. I love etsy and I am very thankful for it. I opened a lot of doors for me.
* I realized while reviewing Andrea and her shop that all of her work is done BY HAND and looks wonderful!
You can also find Nico Papergoods on her website.


Andrea has put up a fantastic set of items for her giveaway! A handmade notebook, a pencil and a bookmark!
To Enter: you must:

1) Be a follower of this blog
2) Go to Nico Papergoods on Etsy and pick your favorite item and leave it in a comment.
****Please leave these in one comment as to not mess up the counting.

Extra Entries:
1) Heart Nico Paper goods on Etsy ~1 Entry~
2) Heart The Green Haven on Etsy ~1 Entry~
3) Make a Purchase from Nico Papergoods on Etsy ~5 Entries~
4) Make a Purchase from The Green Haven on Etsy ~5 Entries~
**** Please leave 5 separate entries for each, that includes the transaction number so I may verify that the purchase was during the giveaway.

Giveaway ends at 12pm (EST) on Saturday Oct 30Th.

33 comments:

  1. Following the blog
    Favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56897969/black-leather-journal-with-pink-belt
    purple.pixies2005@yahoo.com

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  2. Hearted Nico Paper Goods
    purple.pixies2005@yahoo.com

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  3. Hearted The Green Haven
    purple.pixies2005@yahoo.com

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  4. I am a follower. And this is my favorite http://www.etsy.com/listing/41373103/kids-journal-with-pencil

    www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com

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  5. What a great and genorous giveaway! I follow and the hardback journal with elephant on the front is my fave. Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I follow your blog.And I think the little Black Leather Book Necklaces are way cool!! creationsbytee@gamil.com

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  7. I hearted Nico Paper goods on Etsy. creationsbytee@gmail.com

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  8. Hearted The Green Haven on Etsy.
    The Coffee Huggies are my fave. creationsbytee@gmail.com

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  9. I love Andrea's work. My favorites are the monthly planners.

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  10. Nico Paper is a favorite (heart) of mine on etsy.

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  11. follow you as jhb.
    my fave item is the black leather book necklace.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  12. Hearted nico paper (jhbalvin)
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  13. hearted green haven (jhbalvin)
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  14. http://www.etsy.com/listing/50213006/green-book-necklace

    I love this! It is a green book!!

    I followed your blog and hearted the two shops!
    you can check :) www.mydogandi.etsy

    thanks for this great giveaway

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  15. Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

    Lovely shop!
    Following your blog and this brown leather journal is my fav from her shop. http://www.etsy.com/listing/49944170/brown-leather-journal

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  16. Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

    Hearted Nico Paper (and that journal!)

    I'm www.everybodyelse.etsy.com.

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  17. I love the Black Leather Book Necklace, and the Black Leather Journal!! :) :)

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  18. Follow via google friend connect. I love the
    Accordion Book.
    juneladybug101@gmail.com

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  19. I like the Love journal and the Black Leather Book Necklace.

    cyclona66(At) aol dot com

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  20. I added Nico Paper as a favorite on Etsy.

    cyclona66(At) Aol dot com

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  21. I added The Green Haven as a favorite on Esty.

    cyclona66(At)Aol dot com

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  22. hearted green haven

    fcgisarah at gmail dot com

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  23. hearted nico paper

    fcgisarah at gmail dot com

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  24. I follow your blog now and the item I love the best on her Etsy shop is the black leather notebook! I could really use this!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Following the blog and I like the black leather journal...

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  26. Follow blog.

    sam94son05(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  27. Black Leather Journal.

    sam94son05(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  28. I adore the Black Leather Book Necklace!

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  29. Love the 2011 Weekly Planner with the grass and banner. So pretty. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  30. Hearted Nico Paper on etsy. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  31. Heart the Green Haven on etsy. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  32. Following your blog! :) Love your items.

    and i love this journal http://www.etsy.com/listing/49494811/london-notebook-set

    Dedicatedplayer@ymail.com

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  33. I'm super excited to have won! Thank-you!

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