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Melting Witches, Cool Reminders, and Magic events...in a Prize Package?

Anyone else feeling her pain lately?
Contest Closed Thanks to everyone who joined us, we hope you had fun!

Ok, so I know it is hot enough out there lately to help give everyone a bit more sympathy for Oz's wicked witch. So we thought we'd help everyone keep some cool thoughts while sponsoring a chance to help get the word out about two of our upcoming events that we are absolutely over-the-moon excited for (and so will your friend)!

The first biggie is The Whistler's Faire, a bardic festival August 3rd meant to act as a terrific community event reflective of old world traditions as well as a terrific fundraiser to help reopen the Wellsville Tabernacle. We're excited to actually be sponsoring this event directly by helping to organize and carry out the event (we're even going so far as to join in the cook off!). This is an opportunity to come and learn a touch of what those ages old bardic festivals were like by joining in the fun with magicians, balloon artists, storytelling, plus more! There will also be merchants/vendors there (including yours truly), some terrific medieval displays, and the terrific (and yummy!) Stone Soup Cook Off. If you are interested, be sure to head over to the facebook event page and let us know you're coming to reserve your spot as it were (respond on the fb event, or just email us), and help us out by sharing the info with everyone you know for a chance to win (keep reading for details)!

The other big source for excitement is SteamFest, a steampunk convention happening in West Valley, Utah August 12-14. We're incredibly excited to jump into another time and place while everyone is exploring fantastic Victorian cultural inventions, magic, and possibilities! We're bringing all of our fun favorites and even introducing our gift sets with some very specific steampunk flair that is going to surprise you just before you head off to enjoy the music and magic with you
r own event tickets (your chance to win is coming...you ready to find out how easy this one will be?)!

Ok, so for the prize to help you remember the cool kiss of winter that you are yearning for at the same time as thrilling over the magic and music coming....we're offering a prize package combo of a jar of Candy Cane Forest (this is a holiday preview batch, folks!) Bath Fizz, a bar of Mint Forest soap, 2 meal tickets for the Stone Soup Cook Off, and 2 tickets for a Friday only full pass to SteamFest (yep, this even includes the concerts as well as hall pass for the day)!

To win, all we need you to do is go and invite at least 10 of your friends, family, and neighbors to the facebook event for The Whistler's Faire via your facebook profile, share it on twitter, or sharing the graphic on instagram and then let us know either in a comment here or on the facebook post about this contest. Better hurry, though....you only have until Monday night before the winner will be announced!

Here's where to find us, so Bring on the FUN!!!!

Summer around here means LOTS of fun and events where we'll get to visit and play with everyone....and where you can find not only your favorites but also all kinds of new treasures and delights!

So, having said that, to make it easier for you to find us as the season goes I'm going to keep a running schedule here for everyone....and when I'm able, I'll help give a few previews for the upcoming events (and new product releases) for things on the facebook page (plus this way those of you who aren't able to be there in person will get a chance to also play and catch a touch of what is happening at live events). So, you ready? Set?  Here we go!!!

*Wednesday, August 3rd: Believe it or not, we're actually helping to put on a big event just for the Wednesdays in Wellsville farmer's market!  We're calling it The Whistler's Faire which is a bardic festival and a one-of-a-kind community event for N. Utah. There will be your weekly favorites of fresh produce and local artisans, but for this one day only there will also be a series of storytellers, live entertainers such as magicians, balloon artists, face painters, and a community-wide Stone Soup Cook-Off where kids ages 14-21 will be put into teams and competing for a cash prize...and the community (who pays for their meal tickets) will get to join with judges in finding their favorites to give grand prizes to! More details are available on the blogsite ( www.whistlersfaire.blogspot.com) including applications and such, but in the meantime feel free to talk with the good people we're partnering with from the market at www.facebook.com/wednesdaysinwellsville so that you can score some amazing meal tickets and fun previews!
*Saturday, August 6th: Cache Valley Gardeners' Market fresh produce, live music, and amazing art....plus yours truly, ready to have fun with fiber, chainmaille, and luxuriously scented practical touches for you! Find us between the courthouse buildings at 199 N. Main in Logan from 9am-1pm. For more info about the market, go to www.gardenersmarket.org.
*Wednesday, August 10th: Wednesdays in Wellsville farmer's market is one of our favorite events, right at the foot of the gorgeous and historic Tabernacle in Wellsville, Utah in their town square. Fresh produce, amazingly comfortable and gorgeous setting, cool breezes, and even a craft corner under a canopy so people can sit and chat for awhile....come experience it for yourself 3-7pm!
*Friday, Saturday, and Sunday August 12-14th: we're heading to West Valley City for SteamFest! A terrific (and unique for our region of the country) steampunk immersive convention, we're excited to be able to celebrate all of the incredible industrial and fantasy inspired play and learning! For more information about this event, be sure to go to www.saltcitysteamfest.com.
* Wednesday, August 17th: we're back to the Wednesdays in Wellsville market (before heading back out for some family time).
* Wednesday, August 24th: just in time for Back to School week, we're returning for the Wednesdays in Wellsville market....and very excited to hear what you think of our special seasonal previews (special for the Wednesday market) along with all of the incredible opportunities to get geared up before this market closes for the season!
*Saturday, August 27th: Back to School week makes a terrific time to come by the Cache Valley Gardeners' Market, and we'll be right there with you! With lots of fresh produce and wonderful food, not to mention all of those new apartment and new school essentials, you won't want to miss all of this opportunity!
*Wednesday, August 31st: the very last market for the Wednesdays in Wellsville farmer's market, and you won't want to miss out....talk about a seasonal preview opportunity, just in time to make sure you are able to get a full jump on getting everyone covered on your holiday lists so that you'll be able to relax and enjoy all that the holiday has to offer!
*Saturday, September 3rdCache Valley Gardeners' Market brings you fresh produce, live music, and amazing art....plus yours truly, ready to have fun with fiber, chainmaille, and luxuriously scented practical touches from us just for you! Find us between the courthouse buildings at 199 N. Main in Logan from 9am-1pm.
*Monday, September 5th: the Wellsville Founder's Day is a terrifically fun opportunity to really get into celebrating and playing for Labor Day!  Check out all of the event schedule info HERE, and then get ready to join us for a day of fun right next to where the parade, watermelon bust, and more activities are to be found along with your favorite scent luxuries, chainmaille glitter, and fiber friends!
*Having gotten to the end of the summer season, things calm down a little as we'll be found only every Saturday at the Cache Valley Gardeners' Market from 9am-1pm....and what a rich opportunity this is given the variety of summer produce available alongside your handcrafted favorites! For more information about the market itself, feel free to check them out at www.gardenersmarket.org.
We'll be getting even more information to everyone about everything happening this month and the few following, but for the first 2 weeks of October you'll still be able to find us at the Cache Valley Gardeners' Market and then we'll be starting our holiday shows and run including a spooktacularly fun event in Salt Lake City area dedicated to all things Halloween. While we're enjoying all of the summer fun, though, we're looking to fill our Autumn/Winter schedules so if there is an event you'd like to see us at be sure to let us know!

Cephalopods and Octopi and all of the curly fun!

Whether you are a complete fan of all things aquatic, a lover of exotic seafoods, or just thoroughly enjoy looking to find fun, curious, or cute critters, there is just something about an octopus that tends to grab hold of the imagination. When you start searching out cephalopod art, you will find them in everything from a wide range of science fiction and fantasy figures to literature inspired canvases to children's cartoon themes and beyond. 

In our house, particularly for the past while, it has distinctly come with the music of the Octonauts theme playing frequently.  So when I saw a squid's tentacles dancing across the screen just after looking at a piece of jewelry with the tentacles curling into a twisted pendant I was reminded of some twisty ponytail holders from my childhood...and just HAD to see if I could get that look to turn out in fiber the way I was envisioning it!  (Yes, I know...for those of us in the know, that was a bit like watching Pinky's thought process getting revealed to the Brain but what can I say?  He always was the genius of the two, hahaha.) Hence, the birth of the Octopus addition to our Minis collection. 

They are made from a wonderfully soft acrylic yarn, nylon lined so the stuffing is far more secure, and filled to being squishable with a non-compacting polyester fiber....all of which adds up to some wonderful little characters that kids can play freely with, pull and tug on with all of that enviable energy, and even the eyes will still stay where they are supposed to (though to be fair and honest, these little guys ARE made of yarn so at some point I'm sure the threads will give way with abuse). Be ready though...these little friends will still love to cuddle after all of that, so you will have a hard time getting rid of them. ;) 

Another fun part is the wide variety of colors we can use with them. If you'd like to request one for yourself click through to the etsy shop, check in with us on facebook, or share a picture with us on instagram. With that thought in mind....what color would you most like to see worked into those wonderful curls?

Drum roll please...........

That's right, folks, it is time!  We hope that you've all had an absolutely fantastic time etting those sneak peeks of so many new products (not to mention enjoying some of our favorites from the regular inventory) while we've been able to play a little during the past couple of (cold) weeks. We can't wait to hear from every one about what they think of their prizes!  Did you catch on to who was winning things before?

Congrats to Gayle Knapp and Anna Bernoulli each winning a crown!
Congrats to Kim Davis, hot cocoa bomb winner!

Congrats to Bo Diana for winning all of this!

Ok, but now that we've once again been able to celebrate with everyone who already knows their prizes....what about the grand prize?  Well....the winner of all of the jackpot that includes the following prizes from The Handmade Heritage etsy shop as well as the Cauldron Bubbles etsy shop:

 is none other than......Diane Creighton!!!  Congratulations, Diane, we'll be touching base soon on how to get all of your grand prize to you!!!

Thanks to everyone who has joined in the fun and prize offerings, and checking out all of our product sneak peeks!!!  We hope you've enjoyed yourselves, and can't wait to hear from you all very soon!  (Be sure to stay tuned....while we're working hard to get all of the shop updates caught up as well as the blog fully running again, we're likely going to be having some further celebratory offerings and contests up so be sure to stay tuned!)


You know how as a kid you always wanted to find that missing chest of pirate treasure, or to stumble on the dragon's horde....or even just that someone from Publisher's Clearinghouse would just walk up and give your folks or you that check? Boy, are you in good company!  That is something of the feeling we wanted to create as we were beginning the introductions
to you of some of the newest listings in The Handmade Heritage etsy shop even as we have directly been hoping to introduce to you our new Cauldron Bubbles etsy shop and all of the new bath luxuries that we've begun selling there....we hope you've enjoyed it all!

While we've had so much fun getting to hear your comments (and seriously appreciate everyone who has been participating), the clock has wound down to the final giveaway...and a whole new beginning for us.  Having said that, we wanted to "go with a bang" on the giveaways...so we're going to make our last giveaway (for a little while anyway) more of a doozy as we start really revving up with the online shops.  We're going to have a "grand prize jackpot" that includes a massive collection:

A child-size Ponytail Wig hat, 

a bottle of Rocky Mtn Christmas fizzy sand,

a 9-pack of Flu Relief shower melts,
a bar of Peppermint Cream Soap and Soap Mat, and even

a sweet little Mini Dragon to round the whole prize out!

With a full prize value worth more than $65, you don't want to take too long to come join the fun and bring your friends!

To enter to win, we're asking everyone to tag 2 friends you think will be interested on the business facebook post.  For an extra entry, after you've tagged your friends on facebook leave a comment here on the blog letting us know what are the ways you'd love to spoil yourself and your friends if you had the option.  The contest will run through January 31st so you'll only have until then to get your entries in, and the winner announced the next day.

So tell us....what would you like to find in that treasure chest for you and your friends?

Day 8: Flowers in January???

In this part of the world, it doesn't take much to find seasonal markers.  Roaring fires, falling snow, sleds leaning against the porch, bright flowers bobbing....wait, FLOWERS?  Yep, better believe it folks: it is time for the flowers to start showing up all over the place ranging from the seed catalogs to the dropped hits and secret order pages of your favorite florist.  The ultimate catch, however, is that they just never quite last...hahaha, unless you can get them in fiber, that is!  Best thing about these is their versatility: whether you are wanting a butterfly to perch in your hair, a flower for your shoes, or a lovely bracelet for your sweet little one these go right along with you and your imagination.
Check out the shop listing for your own!

So to kinda kick off the floral season, we're going to make today's prize a set of 2 each of the Butterfly and Flower Tie Ons. To enter, leave us a comment here or on facebook letting us know what your favorite flower to see or get at Valentine's is and share this giveaway with all of your friends (and maybe even use it to hint to your significant other as to what flowers they should be shopping for you). ;) I can't tell you how excited I am to hear what flowers you love!
Where would you love to find your Tie On?

Day 7: New Beginnings

For ages, people have found a way to get a jump on those new beginnings. They always seem to come with a fresh new outlook that can put a spring in your step...and usually a few bumps and bruises as well. So we thought we'd try and help, especially for those of you with those sore muscles to prove your efforts, with a jar of Marathon Recovery fizzy bath sand: the perfect way to help soak away those muscle knots and strained limbs. 

All we're asking from you all is to share this giveaway with a friend (share it via email, tag a friend on facebook, share the Marathon Recovery picture on pinterest, etc) and let us know in a comment how you shared it and what your New Year's goals have brought to you so far. Can't wait to hear what new adventures you are diving into!

Contest closed. 

Day 6: Walking in Candyland

When I was a kid, one of the imaginary games we played year-round along with all of the adventures of princesses and super heroes was how we were able to live in Candy Land. With rivers a chocolate bubbling along a path lined with gummy grass and fruity flowers, one of the things we loved was that magical moment when we would be able to play and swing from the branches in Peppermint Forest.

As an adult, the days after the holidays always leave me longing for those times as a kid...hahaha, especially when you get home after a long day of work, chauffeuring kids, and running errands. Instead of wanting to swing from the Peppermint Forest's branches, though, I want little more than to soak my feet in a cool, peppermint forest bath instead. And wouldn't it be simply amazing if you could do that and have the stress, exhaustion, and swelling also simply wash away?  This time with an added bonus....it is today's prize for the giveaway!

Don't want to wait? Come find the bottles here!
To enter, we're asking you to tell us what your favorite game of "pretend" was as a kid...or your favorite imaginary place. Share the contest with people, and let us know either in the comments here, or on the post about today's giveaway on the business facebook page your answer to today's question. Don't let yourself get too lost going down memory lane before you let us know, though...this giveaway is only going to be open until tomorrow (apologies, we've had some delays but this means that everyone still has a chance to enter so hurry and get sharing those memories and this giveaway because this extension won't last long)!

Congratulations to today's winner, Bo Diana!!! Sorry to those who didn't make it this week, but be sure to check out the new contest...you still have a chance to win, if you hurry!

Day 5: When the 3 King's Came

For many people around the world, January the 6th is a special day because it is when they celebrate Dia de los Reyes, or Three King's Day. It is a day that some also call "Little Christmas" (and others celebrate it as Epiphany). Tradition has declared it as a day when families remember the coming of the 3 Wise Men in their royal crowns who give precious gifts to the Holy Baby Jesus.  For many, it is the day when families exchange/open their gifts from each other and when children wake to find their shoes (which were put out the night before along with a bowl of walnuts for their specially anticipated visitors and some fresh water for the 3 Kings' camels) filled with gifts and goodies if the children were good, similar to the stockings so many other children do for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

For our family, it is a day we look forward to with a great deal of anticipation and a little sadness as it is also the last holiday of our winter season. We do this as a way of bringing a touch of our family's heritage to our children, as well as a way for us to get a last chance to celebrate before we pack up all of the decorations and take down our tree. We also touch heavily on the meaning of being able to give to all of our Heavenly Father's children from the gifts which we've been given so richly.  It is part of why we originally wanted to host the giveaway series, as well as sharing with you another tradition: we like to give each of our children a crown, and ask them to name a special gift that has meant the most to them during this holiday season for every tip on their crown.  So we want to give you a special soft Crown of your own (the winner will be able to tell us what size they would like as well as the color)!

We're going to keep it simple, so for today we're asking everyone who wants to be entered to name your 3 favorite gifts (another name might be "blessing") and to share those blessings with your friends and family (starting with sharing this giveaway opportunity). So leave a comment here on the blog and let us know your 3 favorites as well as how you've shared the giveaway, or go to our facebook page and leave a comment there on a post about this giveaway as well.

I can't wait to hear what your favorite things have been this holiday season!!!!

Day 4: Hot Cocoa to Chase Away the Chill

Nothing helps beat those post-holiday blues and frost bitten toes quite like a hot cup of cocoa.  I don't know about all of you, but for me there's something about that moment when you can feel that chocolatey-warmth coarsing from the top of your head all the way down to your toes that makes you want to just marinate in it.  Guess what, folks...we figured out a way to make it so you can actually sit back and REALLY enjoy that moment even as your skin is being made all that much happier with one of our milk bombs!

How can we help this get even better? Why, giving you a shot at experiencing that (and not making your pocket book wince) of course by making one of our Chocolate Milk Bombs today's prize. To have a chance at such, leave us a comment here telling us what you would consider the most extravagantly luxurious thing to soak in would be if you didn't have limits...or leave a comment on the business facebook post tagging a friend (just to let them in on the fun).  Don't wait, though...the clock doesn't wait for many of us and this will only last until tomorrow!

Congrats to our winner, Kim Da, and good luck to everyone for the upcoming giveaways!

Don't want to wait? Come find them in the etsy shop!