Monday, May 3, 2010

Creations by HippieFairyLover Artist Feature and Giveaway! ENDED

artist feature and giveaway!

i have had the pleasure of knowing Kathi through the online hippie craft community, for many years. She is a wonderful woman, mama and crafter.

Kathi is a homeschooling mama to 7 year old Dakota, her youngest son whom she adopted from Guatemala. She also has five adult children and eight grandchildren. Kathi creates a variety of items, which include cloth sandwich wrappers, bowl covers, clothing, candles and knit goods. Kathi's favorite part about creating is seeing the end result. Taking the raw materials and turning them into something useful and safer for the environment gives her a deep sense of pride.

"I've been sewing since I was a small child. I don't feel complete if I go a whole week without sewing something."

Kathi's main motivation is the desire to live as naturally as possible, for her and her family. She is concerned about the waste of resources in our environment, which led her to start making reusable things. The bowl covers and sandwich bags are a nice alternative to plastic wrap, tinfoil and ziplock sandwich bags. They are made of PUL which is cotton fabric that has been laminated with polyurethane. The water resistant cover will keep your food fresh. The sandwich wrappers will keep your bread soft for many hours, and PUL fabrics are considered to be food safe. They are machine safe, but will last even longer if hand washed and air dried.

Kathi's water bottle cozies are hand knit out of cotton yarns, and her tea light candles are made from EcoSoy wax and scented with fragrance oils.

All items listed are lovingly handcrafted by Kathi and sold to help her remain a StayAtHomeMommy to her loving old homeschooled son. She is totally open to custom orders and loves trades. You can read about her crafts and adventures in homeschooling on her blog.

Kathi is a proud member of the Natural Parenting and Living (NPLTeam) street team.

She is also a proud member of EtsyNJ Team.

"I am committed to doing my part to protect the environment. Therefore I am "saving the world one stitch at a time."

Win it! On to the Giveaway!!

Kathi, has generous offered one reader a dozen tea light candles in a variety of scents.

**Mandatory Entry**

Go to the HippieFairyLover Etsy shop and have a look around, then come back and 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 is not done first!*

{Leave separate comments for each entry or it will not count}

**Bonus Entries**
Bonus entries are not required. However, you may do one or all to increase your chance of winning! If you are already a fan, or already following that counts as an extra entry!

1. Visit Hippie Fairy Lover on Etsy and tell me what scent you would most like to try. {1 entry}
2. Add Hippie Fairy Lover to your favorites on Etsy. {1 entry} (leave your etsy user name in comment)
3. Follow HippieFairyLover blog publicly on google friend connect {1 entry}
4. Follow The enchanted tree blog publicly on google friend connect. {1 entry}
5. Become a fan of The enchanted tree on Facebook {1 entry} leave facebook name in comment
6. Blog about this giveaway linking to the Hippie Fairy etsy shop, and this post. leave me a link to the post {2 entries (leave 2 comments!)}
7. purchase any item from HippieFairyLover Etsy shop {5 entries (leave 5 comments!)} must be verified.

  • Giveaway ends Friday, May 14, 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


  1. Hello! This is Tracy; I'd like to enter the giveaway. My favorite product of Kathi's is the Fairy Fires Soy Tea Lights Set (Yellow). My email is Thanks!

  2. Hello again! This is Tracy; I'm leaving another entry for the giveaway because I'm a follower of Kathi's blog. My email address is Thanks!

  3. Hello again! This is Tracy, and I'm entering the giveaway again because I'm a follower of the Tree Weekly Blog. My email is Thanks!

  4. I LOVE Kathi's cap-it line! Brilliant and eco friendly! Way to go, Kathi!

  5. The reusable water bottle cozy blankets and sandwich bags are really great, eco-friendly items. The tealight candles scented with Monkey Farts sounds fun, too! Nice job Kathi, keep it up!


  6. I love the Cap-it line!! Such a fabulous idea!!


  7. I like the mini dragonfly cap its =) and the reusable sandwich bags too! Ive been wanting some for awhile now!

  8. I think the fireside scent would be dreamy =)

  9. I follow kathi,s etsy shop. Blisskitty

  10. Im fan of the enchanted tree @ facebook =)

  11. I follow your blog

  12. I am also a fan of Enchanted Tree on FB :o)

  13. The water bottle cozies are cute :)

  14. I am really digging the sandwich keepers and bowl covers, between cost and waste.....paper towels, sandwich bags, plastic wrap and tinfoil really take a toll on my wallet and the environment.

  15. I want to know what amaretto nog smells like !!!

  16. I hearted Hippie Fairy Lover on Etsy!

  17. I like the water bottle cozies! What a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway! And, sorry, I thought I already followed you, but I do now!

    Bridgette Groschen

  18. I'm thinking I'd like to give fireside a try!

  19. I heart HippieFairyLover!

    Etsy id: joeandbridge

  20. I follow HippieFairyLover on Google.

  21. I am an Enchanted Tree Facebook Fan.
    fb name: bridgette.groschen

  22. I love the water bottle cozies she has listed. We love our KK water bottles just hate that they aren't insulated.

  23. All her scents sound amazing but the Cranberry Ice and the Hazelnut Cappuccino sound delicious. :)

  24. the fairy fires tea light sets are beautiful!