Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mountain Hearth Handcrafts Giveaway!!

Mountain Hearth Handcrafts
Artist feature and Giveaway!
ENDED winner #61



i am pleased to announce my first featured artist!


Lara Katherine Mountain Colley, is the artist behind Mountain Hearth handicrafts. She is an at-home mamma of 8-year-old twins in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. In the process of following their dreams, her family moved out to a farmhouse with a little land in the country this past year.

When she is not creating beautiful fairies, wool pouches and enchanting little snails...she can be found, cooking, canning, camping, wildcrafting food, working on getting the garden established, and tending her chickens.

"Nature gives me a lot of inspiration, and I love to work with and incorporate natural materials."
You can read more of Lara's daily life at her personal blog A Mountain Hearth.




Lara has been a crafter her whole life, her hands are always busy making something.
Inspired by the local Waldorf school, she learned a lot about working with wool and natural materials from the amazing handwork teachers there. She gets her wool locally from two places, one is a great store called Creative Hands Merchantile, and Dye Lots owned by another amazing woman who dyes all her wool right in the shop. Lara uses a combination of wet felting and needle felting in her artwork.

This year she decided to turn her craf
ting into a home based business. Lara, started out selling her faeries at the Eugene Waldorf School store and to folks in her community, and has now expanded to selling her wool felting, jewelry and other handcrafts online and as custom orders locally.

She is currently focusing on her Etsy store, and
plans to expand with a booth at school festivals and the local farmers market this summer.


"As my children grow older, I will see where the path of handcrafting takes me."




i was immediately drawn to Lara's beautiful creations. i am sure you all know by now, of my love of fairies and elves and such. :) The little snails (my favorite) are so detailed and magical, and this felted wall hanging of the classic tale 'The Runaway Bunny' is absolutely fabulous! Her blog is incredibly inspiring as well, i do hope you will take the time to check it out. i especially like her post on natural dyed Easter eggs.

So, like what you see? All of these items are available for purchase in The Mountain Hearth Etsy shop.

Now, for the giveaway!


Lara has generously offered my U.S. readers the chance to win one of her spring fairies. Winner may chose their favorite from the fairies below. (click the picture to see more detail!!)



**Mandatory Entry**

Go to the Mountain Hearth Etsy Shop and have a look around then leave a comment here telling me what item you love the most! Please be sure to leave your email address, or make sure it's visible on your profile. *You MUST do the mandatory entry! Bonus entries will not count, if mandatory entry it's not done first!*

**Bonus Entries**
Bonus entries are not required. However, you may do one or all to increase your chance of winning!
{Please leave separate comments for each entry or it will not count}


1. Tell me which Spring fairy would you chose if you won? Fairy #1, #2, #3 or #4??
{1 entry}
2.Follow Mountain Hearth Handcrafts publicly on google friend connect {1 entry}
3.Follow Mountain Hearth blog publicly on google friend connect {1 entry}
4. Add Mountain Hearth Handcrafts to your favorites on Etsy. {1 entry} (leave your etsy user name in comment)
5. Follow The enchanted tree blog publicly on google friend connect {1 entry}
6. Become a fan of Mountain Hearth Handicrafts on Facebook {1 entry } leave facebook name in comment
7. Become a fan of The enchanted tree on Facebook {1 entry} leave facebook name in comment
8. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to the post {2 entries}

**Rules**
  • Giveaway ends Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:59pm EST
  • Winner will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted by email
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen

86 comments:

  1. My fave is the snow fae with crystal!
    I'd get Spring faerie #1 because she's reminding me of one of tink's friends!
    I follow your blog.
    Fan of ET on Facebook!

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  2. It's hard to say which one I'd pick - either #1, daffodil or #3 forsythia. They're both cute as can be.

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  3. Etsy user disijudy added Mountain Hearth Handcrafts to her favorites :)

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  4. Tree, is this where you want all your comments? Like the fact that I just became a fan of Mountain Hearth Handcrafts on Facebook? Judy Kramer Alderden :)

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  5. And I'm already your fan of The Enchanted Tree.

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  6. My favorite..hmmmm, I really really love the Root Gnomes. They remind me of the Billikens my father used to carve, and Ewoks at the same time :) I love her pouches too, the coloras are gorgeous. Couple of Snow Fairys I know a certain little girl would love.
    vmalucci@gmail.com

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  7. I like #2 bestest.
    vmalucci@gmail.com

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  8. I follow Mountain Hearth Handcrafts publicly on google friend connect.

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  9. I heart Mountain Hearth Handcrafts on Etsy.

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  10. I already follow The Enchanted Tree blog publicly on google friend connect.

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  11. I became a fan of The Enchanted Tree on Facebook a long time ago :)

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  12. those little snails are too cute! I also love the felted pouches. I can think of all sorts of sweet little things to put in one of those.

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  13. whoops ~ thepeacefulpeacock (at) gmail (dot) com

    I love the little pink one. thanks for always sharing such talented artisans with us!

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  14. I like the felted bowl with lid! I love little containers!!!

    theferalfarmer@gmail.com

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  15. I loved everything on the Etsy page but if I have to choose just one..I'd say My Lady Spring is just beautiful! Fairy # 1 would be my choice:o)
    I follow your blog and I am a fan on your FB page

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  16. Lets try this again shall we :o)
    you already know my fav from the etsy..so Fairy # 1 would be my choice.

    miracle512420@yahoo.com

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  17. I am a fan of Enchanted Tree on FB

    miracle512420@yahoo.com

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  18. I am now a fan of Mountain Hearth Handcrafts on FB :o)

    miracle512420@yahoo.com

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  19. I love the Mushroom Folks and the Root Gnomes. :O) TOO CUTE!!! :O)

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  20. I am also publicly following your blog
    miracle512420@yahoo.com

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  21. My daughter and I like the pink #2 fairy the best. :o)

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  22. I added Mountain Hearth to my Etsy faves. Terrapinmoon is my Etsy ID. Thanks!!

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  23. I'm a friend of The Enchanted Tree on FB. :o)

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  24. I'd get Spring faerie #1 because she's reminding me of one of tink's friends!

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  25. My favorite is Lady Spring. Although I do like the mushroom folks too. Tree, you know I love mushroom people.

    Kathi

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  26. Made Mountain Hearth Handcrafts a favorite on Etsy.

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  27. Which one is my favorite? So hard to choose! Gonna have to go with the rabbit wall hanging, and I love the snowdrop fairy too. I heart-ed several items.

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  28. If I won, I'd choose that first yellow one.

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  29. I am now a Facebook fan of Mountain Hearth Handicrafts.

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  30. I was already a Facebook fan of The Enchanted Tree.

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  31. Also made Mountain Hearth Handcrafts a favorite on Etsy. My Etsy ID is moontime.

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  32. What great stuff!! I love love love the wall hangings and pouches! The felting is incredible!!!

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  33. Wow, it is so hard to choose but those felted snails are just killing me with their cuteness!

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  34. Enchanted Tree FB fan sarah linette

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  35. Following Mountain Hearth Handcrafts publicly

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  36. oooooh I fell in love with the mushroom guy! This is so unique! Definitly something I would buy for my daughter! So cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43640626

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  37. I would choose fairy number 3 if I won. She is so elegant looking. I love that! It was hard to pick just one though!

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  38. I am now following on friend connect!

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  39. I am now following Mountain Hearth too! Great blogs! Cant wait to read!

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  40. I am now following Enchanted tree! Love your blog cant believe I wasnt a follower already!

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  41. I am now a fan of Mountain Hearth on facebook! YAY!

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  42. I am already following you on facebook too, does that count?? My facebook name is Libby, you know me! LOL

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  43. ok, ok :) I would pick #1 if I won.

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  44. I'm following Mountain Hearth Handcrafts blog

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  45. Am now a fan of Mountain Hearth on FB

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  46. posted it on my blog

    http://thecatinthetree.blogspot.com

    eep! I really need to update my blog!

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  47. I like the Root Gnomes . So cute!

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  48. My fav is the moss felted wool pouch but all of the fairies are beautiful!!

    pamsabec@yahoo.com

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  49. I am now a Facebook fan of Mountain Hearth Handicrafts.

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  50. Hmmm,,,, that was tough to say the least, but I would have to say Im drawn to the snowdrop fae,, beautiful!!!! everything is amazing..

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  51. Beautiful! Oh Tree this is my first visit to your Blog! LOVE IT! You are amazing! But enough about you Nancy Drew :^) Lara, your felted wall hangings are wonderful, my fav is the Runaway Bunny...reminds me of my favorite book to read Seyda, Guess How Much I Love You!

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  52. I love the runaway bunny felted wall hanging! I reminds me of Easter and being at my grandma's!

    pink026@yahoo.com

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  53. I would choose fairy #3, I love her long hair and white wings! Magical!

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  54. I am now following mountain earth :)

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  55. I am also now following mountain earth handcrafts! <3

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  56. added mountain earth handcrafts as a favorite on etsy! It's all so beautiful!

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  57. have been a follower of the enchanted tree......

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  58. following mountain earth handcrafts on facebook....pink026

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  59. Have also been a fan of the enchanted tree for wuite some time...pink026! Thanks for all the chances to win :)

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  60. awww....i love that runaway bunny tapestry....that story is my favorite. great giveaway tree!
    kimsalerno@gmail.com

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  61. Oohhh, I'd get the cherry blossom fairy - cherry blossoms are my favorite flowers to begin with, hehe. Off to get myself some more entries!!

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  62. I love the snow fairies and the snails!

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  63. I would choose fairy #2. She is so cute!

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  64. I follow Mountain Hearth Handcrafts on Google friend connect.

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  65. I follow Enchanted Tree on Google Friend Connect.

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  66. I'm a fan of THe Enchanted Tree on Facebook!

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  67. I follow Mountain Hearth Handcrafts on Facebook!

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  68. I love the tide pool and the cherry blossom dolls, I dont know which of those I like better. IT is all beautiful

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  69. follow mountain hearth handcrafts blog

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  70. Mountain Hearth Handcrafts FB fan - deborah t

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