Monday, February 11, 2013

first book giveaway: signed copy


















Wow. Here it is. The week I have been anticipating: the week my dream-come-true-wish-out-loud-work on tirelessly-book comes out. I am as excited and as awe-struck as you might imagine. And it all started here with this blog. Please indulge me for a sec ...















It is here where I shared my very first les petits tiroirs {on December 10, 2009}

where I shared my very first clothespin doll {in an October post of that same year}


where I shared the very first time I was published {in a post from April, 2009}


















I am so very happy for starting a blog, for connecting with so many, and for reconnecting with myself. Please know that I appreciate every kind and enthusiastic comment.


















Okay, well, as the top image shows, I am giving away a signed copy of my book. To enter, please leave a comment on this very blog post. For an additional entry, simply share about the giveaway in some way (blog post, Facebook post, Twitter tweet, email to friends, telling neighbors) and leave a comment for each giveaway shout-out. This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere. One winner will be selected using Random.org on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

Until then, I thank you and wish you a very happy Valentine's Day!

xo
elyse


152 comments:

maid marian said...

Hi Elyse! I would love to win a copy of your book. I've been reading your blog forever. Congrats on being published. How exciting! :)

Scrap for Joy said...

Take a big breath and smile...the real fun is about to start! Amazon says my copy will be here next week and I can't wait!! Enjoy this time dear Eylse. Enjoy your trip. Enjoy this life you've created!
Cheers to you~
xoxo
Joyce

JunqueMagnet said...

Oh you know I can't say Congrats often enough. Your creations always make me smile. Have the most fabulous trip ever! Thanks for sharing.

JES said...

That is so exciting! Your book looks beautiful :)

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Oh how I would love a SIGNED copy!! You deserve every bit of this happiness ~ congrats. Count me in. ♥

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Oh how I would love a SIGNED copy!! You deserve every bit of this happiness ~ congrats. Count me in. ♥

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Elyse I know how very excited you must be for you new book!! I would love a copy - signed by you would be icing on the cake!
So proud of you dear friend!

bee blessed
mary

Erin said...

So happy for you.

Erin
eparker@arkwest.com

Mary Ellen said...

I shared your sweet giveaway on facebook!

Else M Tennessen said...

Congrats on your new book. It looks delightful and I'd love to win a copy! Yay!

Lea said...

Hi Elyse! First off, congrats on your awesome accomplishment, you deserve a sec and then some! I have shared this on facebook hoping my number is lucky!

Lea said...

You can crow and I can tweet! Done! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win your book, I know it will be awesome!

Lea said...

Oh, and did I tell you I pinned it, too! That's right, I did! I think you're my soul sister, I love what you do, it's what I like to do, too!

Melinda said...

Congratulations! I am sure you are beside yourself.

Woo Hoo!

M :)

jcamp78 said...

Congrats!! I would love to win this.

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratualtions! How exciting to be published:>) I can't wait to see it.

Sandi said...

I shared your giveaway on facebook Elyse. Have FUN on your trip!!
Blessings~

Sandi said...

I left another comment before the facebook one, but I have no clue where it is. CONGRATULATIONS Elyse!! So over the moon happy for you. Have a wonderful trip!!
Blessings~

Sweet2th said...

I would love to have a copy of your book! I have enjoyed your blog for awhile now, and am so happy for you!

Julie said...

Elyse - I just found you today through Claudia. Love your blog. Congratulations on your book and please include me in the draw. I wish you such success. J

koralee said...

Happy happy dance...a signed copy would make my heart sing and would love to add your lovely book to my collection! xoxoxo

koralee said...

Fb shared it right now. xoxo

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

woo hoo! i so want a signed copy!! congrats again my sweet friend...can't wait to read it!
XO

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

gonna FB it now! will also blog about it on 2/14 :)

Erica said...

Fabulous! Congrats! Already added to my Amazon wish list.

Theresa said...

Oh girl, I am proud to have some of your creations:) Have a blessed week dear friend! I can't wait to see your beautiful book! HUGS!

Debby said...

I really want your book. Winning it would make it even more special. COngratulations.

Annelies said...

Your hard work has been blessed in such a wonderful way. Enjoy this moment...and thanks for sharing it with your blog family!!! It would be SEW wonderful to win a copy!!! XXX

Mary Redo said...

What a lovely book - congratulations! I hope I win but I hope everyone else wins too! Thanks for such a generous offer.

Mary

Kit said...

Oh wow! How exciting for you and us! I would love your book. Congrats! Kit

Nova said...

books looks beautiful. congrats and thanks for the chance to win.

lesa said...

I would love to win a copy!

vickilw said...

OOOh how exciting for you and us too. Would love a copy of your signed book :)

lindag1947 said...

Would love to win a copy. Linda gerig

Jeanne said...

I just shared your giveaway on Facebook. I'd love to have a copy of your fabulous book signed by the talented author!
xo
jeanne

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Elyse, I cannot tell you how happy I am for you! It is certainly a dream come true. I would love to win a copy of your lovely new book! Twyla

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Awwwww......you DID IT! You are so living the dream that you shared with us initially here on your blog and we are so proud of our blogging friend! Big cheers! Hip, Hip, Hoooray!

Honored to be part of the giveaway. I am loving the little Sweet Cottage Dreams birdhouse that you gave to me years ago.

You are just the sweetest, EVER!

xxoo
Becky

GardenofDaisies said...

Congratulations on your book!!

Val said...

This is really awesome, Elyse! Congrats! You have such interesting ideas that many will enjoy. :)

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Congrats on such a special milestone in your blogging and craft journey. I hope your journey continues without too many 'potholes' along the way :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Marjatta said...

Congratulations on your beautiful book! It looks good and very interesting. Happy to participate your Giveaway :)

It's me said...

Wowww...i love to win your book !! and signed!!....yes !!...please count me in...love Ria...xxx...

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

How wonderful - well done YOU! You know what they say about from little seeds big oaks grow .... It looks a beautiful book. Minerva ~

Dinahsoar said...

I's be tickled pink to win your book!

margie said...

congratulations! I would truly enjoy a copy and having it signed would be the icing on the cake.

Christina Nancarrow said...

Such a beautiful site. You are such a tremendous source of inspiration. Many blessings Elyse.

Luanne said...

Love your book. Congratulations! What a proud & wonderful thing to be the author of your own published book!
Luanne

Luanne said...

Love your book. Congratulations! What a proud & wonderful thing to be the author of your own published book!
Luanne

Denise said...

Congrats ! You are amazingly talented. I love your blog and will love your book.I am so pleased that I have been one of your followers for a long while.Now I have to go about giving Myself more chances so off I go to FB first- Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage

Elizabeth said...

Pre-ordered your book 2 weeks ago. Can't wait to get it.....

Chris said...

What fun......to see your dream come to life! Thank kyou for the chance to win :-)

Vintage Design Folk Art said...

I do remember all those milestones of yours! Congratulations. I also shared this post on facebook!

Vintage Design Folk Art said...

I do remember all those milestones of yours. What a journey it has been! I also shared on my facebook. So what in the world will you do next? Talk Show???

Filipa Farrôpo said...

Hi Elise!

I would love to read your book.
I'm signing in for the giveaway!

Congrats!

Pipinha


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

To win would be wonderful, I love the colors you used and I am sure the contents are just as much delightful. I need the inspiration. Congratulations on completing this adventure.

Susan said...

The magazine in which your first article appeared is a keeper for me, your piece and the homes featured that month were favorites. So I've sorta followed your career for some time! Would love to own a copy of your first (but not last :) book. Congratulations on a job well-done.

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm so happy and excited for you! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it in real life!

Lori said...

Weeeeee!!! How super duper exciting!! Count me in doll! Lori

FloridaBird said...

Here from Claudia's blog. So glad to have found you. Best wishes on your new book!

tilli said...

wonderful! congratulation!
I'm signing in for the giveaway!

Paula said...

I found you via Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage, and I am so glad I did! I am a new follower!

Come by and visit me at Home In Douglas!

marie said...

What an exciting week...enjoy every minute of it!
I already ordered my copy and can't wait to receive it...but a signed copy would be perfect!!

All the best!!

marie said...

I shared your giveaway on my blog....two chances to win makes me happy!

Angela Grainger said...

Hi Elyse - I found you through a friend of mine - so happy I did. Love your blog and have my fingers crossed for the book!

Angela Grainger said...

Hi again, I just posted this on Facebook for all my other treasure loving friends! "I love all things vintage and treasured and love "recreating" with them. This is a great blog for those of you who share my passion and you can visit their site for a chance to win a copy of her book"

Jennylulovesart said...

My sister Kari and I love your postings and wish you well in this endeavor!!! How exciting! I also posted in FB

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello Elyse,

Of course I am on for this wonderful book! And signed by you will make it even more special.

Gabriela

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kathy said...

I would love to win a copy of your first book and learn how to tinker like you! Kathy D

Liberty Biberty said...

Congratulations on your book Elyse! How very exciting!
Happy Valentine's Day to you to!
Mercedes

Unknown said...

Crafts? Books? Fly to London? Tinker? I'm in!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Oh how very exciting! Your book must be fabulous! I have been a long time follower of your blog and would love to win a autographed copy of your book. CONGRATS!

Danielle

Blessings from Cindy said...

So happy for you & I'm sure your book is as lovely as your blog! I would love to win!
Blessings,
Cindy

Rose Brier Studio said...

elyse, so many happy thoughts for you! congrats. book signings on the cape, perhaps? can't wait to see the book!
all my love,
~marilee

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Trisha Chanitz said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you <3 your blog & your book looks amazing would love to Win a copy!!

Trisha Chanitz said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you <3 your blog & your book looks amazing would love to Win a copy!!

Daniela ~Mayodan~ said...

Hello!
Your book looks fantastic, congratulations!! I love your blog, it's great.

Thank you for the giveaway, I pinned the picture on my blog.

Warm wishes,
Daniela!

Sally said...

My friend from Sewn with Grace, introduced me to you. I know I could have so much fun with this book.

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Elyse! I just smile every time I think that you did this--you really did it! It makes me happy whenever I see that someone has dreamed a dream--and then worked hard to make it a reality! So glad you're enjoying every little moment of it!

And I would LOVE a signed copy of your baby!

Wishing you a beautiful day, dear friend...

Julie

Katy Noelle said...

A wonderful trip down memory lane... except I don't remember it because I wasn't blogging then. But, it's a wonderful story! =] But a bit of a surprise because... you know... I just thought you were born tinkering!!! =/ =]

and, I can hardly believe it's here!!!

and, I don't know how to say it... there really aren't words because, well... your heart and your experience (I mean, blogging, and discovering creative expression and passion-love and, you know... all that stuff...) - your heart and your experience resonate with mine and I am so encouraged and happy for you!!! You're my hero! ;) heehee! (but, I'm totally serious! =D)

and, Elyse... please don't get too famous because... for a couple of years, now, I've treasured this little dream - this little plan of making it down to Mystic with my family and, then, abandoning them for an afternoon to go meet you. (They can go do boy things. ;)) I've been kind of biting my nails, lately... what if you're too busy being a famous authoress - I'm imagining that, along with the fun (and, Cath Kidston), it's hard work! =] Well, perhaps, I can catch you someday between assignments! ;) In the meantime - you realize - you're causing more than half the population of Blogland to go around with huge, giddy smiles on our faces!!!

So, Love to you and your family!!! =D

and,

xxooxxoo (It's finally HERE - YAAaaaaay! =D )

Katy Noelle said...

P.S. Is it surreal or are you totally loving it? Are you all packed? Actually, are you already on the airplane? Well, I'll probably see it all on FB. =]

Linda said...

Congratulations...the book looks lovely!

tammyCA said...

Congratulations on your first book! I always like to see what you have in RH magazine each month and just saw your name in Flea Market Decor for that adorable house in Chicago.

Terri said...

I am so excited for you Elyse! It was so fun reading the old blog post about the little clothespin dolls...seems like forever ago that I ordered those from you! Can't wait to see your book! Terri

Jill said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous book, Elyse!!! I'm so excited that your sweet dream is coming true!
oxo,
Jill

Windmuehle21 said...

Hi Elyse,
ich hüpfe auch noch schnell in den Lostopf !
♥-liche Grüße Iris

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Congratulations!! Your new book looks like so much fun... found out about all the excitement over at Stacey's. :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congratulations Elyse! I'm sure your book will do well. February 26th is a very good day ... it will be my 47th birthday! :) Best wishes, Tammy

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Elyse,
I found your blog through Stacey at her fairy tale blog. What a wonderful book you have coming out. Would love to win this. I am going to send this on to friends emails too. Thanks for the chance.
Kris

sweetgirlstudio said...

your blog is so pretty!
congrats on being published!
-april

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Hi Sweetie! I would love to be entered for your amazing giveaway!! Happy Valentine's Day!
Daisy~

Art and Sand said...

Like everyone ahead of me, I would love to win a copy of your book.

If I don't win, I will have to order it on Amazon.

Congrats!

Caitlin Hickson said...

Hi,

Just found your blog. I would love a copy of your beautiful book.
Thanks

Doda Smith said...

looks a gorgeous book. well done!

Faith Dossett said...

I would love to be the winner of this giveaway!! Love your blog.

Helena said...

WOW, Congrats on your new (yummy!) book. It looks sooo tempting -i would love to win one, thank you for this giveaway :)

Helena said...

WOW, Congrats on your new (yummy!) book. It looks sooo tempting -i would love to win one, thank you for this giveaway :)

Helena said...

Just shared on Facebook @microbiopurses

Helena said...

Also shared on google+ @microbio

Adrienne said...

What a lovely book! I hope that you sell lots and lots! Thank you for giving one away. =)

Emily Suzann said...

Congrats on the book! Your blog is great and your style is so sweet. I would love to win a copy of your book to peruse :)

Emily Suzann said...

I shared your giveaway on my facebook page!

Adrienne said...

I shared this giveaway on FB, but I'm not sure how to give you a link so you can see it. =)

Dori @ Bell Jar Vintage said...

So, so wonderful! Congratulations on your book release! It looks like perfect eye candy to my sweet-toothed creative mind. I would love to win a copy!
Thank you for the giveaway,
~Dori
http://belljarvintage.blogspot.com

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Marilyn said...

Oh My! How sweet! I am so glad I found this blog...you have wonderful things.
Please include me in your drawing. I would love to win this book.
Thank you for the opportunity.
Marilyn Gray

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

What a happy day for you and most congratulations! I will be thrilled to win your book.

Thank you for the chance. Lynnie

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

Linda said...

Good sales to you and I would love to win your signed copy! Congrats on the publishing.

HomePlace Gatherings said...

I love all the soft cottage colors and want to give you congrats on your book!

Doreen
priviesandprims at yahoo.com

HomePlace Gatherings said...

I shared it on my facebook page!

Doreen
priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

Terri said...

Shared your giveaway on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/BetzMyboyblue11/status/302533210989027329

JolieAnne said...

I shared this on my Facebook Page-I hope I win! Congrats! your book-looks lovely!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Congratulations on having your own book! So very exciting. I would love to win an autographed copy. :)

Jen Kershner said...

I'm so excited to get to peek inside your book Elyse!

Sheila Earhart said...

I love your blog and your beautiful treasures. Congratulations! Now you're an author, too!

Sheila in Oregon

Susan Erb said...

Elyse,

I found you through Romantic Homes and made tons of the coasters from that article! I was so thrilled to see you have a blog - and now a book! Yay!

I plan on spending this Sunday morning perusing your blog :)

Sue

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Whoooppeeee... I've been waiting for the release of your book.... I'd be thrilled to be the fortunate winner... Please throw me into the hat too.

Blessings and Congrats!

Spencer

Pamela said...

Darling Elyse,
This is enchanting news and your book looks amazing! I cannot wait to hold one in my hands and delight in every tinkered treasure and word of it!
I send you a shower of rose petals*~*~*~*~*and fairydust!
Savor this time in your heart. . .

Kari Anne Marstein said...

Congratulations on your book! I would love to win a copy

Lisa Wallace said...

Love your treasures!! They remind me of my grandma, and all the handmade things she had ;)

Lisa Wallace said...

Love your treasures!! They remind me of my grandma, and all the handmade things she had ;)

Sarah said...

Hi Elyse. I love, love, love your blog! So happy you have pulished your own book and I would love to have my own copy.

Melanie said...

Congratulations on the publication of your book! I would be absolutely thrilled to win a copy. :-)

Sarah said...

I shared your giveaway on my blog!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Congratulations on your book! How exciting for you!

(BTW: found your blog and your give-away from OC Cottage!) :)

Hugs!
Lori

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh you bet I am adding my name to this giveaway! Thank you! Thinking of you while you are enjoying London! xoxoxoxox

Stephanie said...

Congrats!

tcmjem said...

Just found your blog and love it and how great that you have a book.

FairieMoon said...

I am so happy for you. I would, it goes without saying, LOVE a signed copy of your book. But I plan to buy it whether or not I win your drawing...so there!

Congratulations! I can't wait to see your photos from Europe!

FairieMoon said...

I am so happy for you. I would, it goes without saying, LOVE a signed copy of your book. But I plan to buy it whether or not I win your drawing...so there!

Congratulations! I can't wait to see your photos from Europe!

Patti said...

How exciting. Congratulations on your book. I would love to win a copy of your book.

Vivian said...

I have always thought it would be wonderful to write a book. Congrats!

pippirose said...

How exciting! It must feel so wonderful to have a book out.
I'd love to enter your giveaway.
I follow your blog via GFC.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Elyse Congratulations.
How exciting for you!
I can not imagine the feelings you must be feeling. I bet you are still wearing a smile!

I would be thrilled to escape into your book to chase away my winter blues!
Thank you for the give away!

Hugs,
Dolly

ElizabethBee said...

Congratulations. You have wonderful instincts for charm and color.

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Congrats on your book- how exciting! Hope it's the first of many!

Heidi said...

I'm so very excited for you! Wishing you continued enjoyment from this great accomplishment of publishing your very own book! So cool! Hugs, Heidi

Jennie said...

I am new to your blog only just discovering after seeing your book on Amazon. I am glad to have found you, your blog is lovely xx

Lana said...

Congratulations on the publishing of your first book, Elyse! I love your style.

Lana said...

Congratulations on the publishing of your first book...that is so exciting! Love your style.

Laura Waltz said...

Thank you for the chance. I've followed you for a while, but I'm bad at commenting on blogs regularly. Can't wait to see your book regardless if I win or not!

Sue said...

I have LOVED seeing your excitement about your lovely book on Facebook. It is such an eye candy delight and I would LOVE to have my own signed copy. Blessings on this and all future books....I bet you have a few more in your head!!

Blessings~ LillySue

PiNk Freckles said...

Hi Elyse! I am a new follower on Facebook and blogger. I love your style. I enjoyed seeing your pictures from Paris. Would love a copy of your new book. :)

Naomi Thomsen said...

I would LOVE LOVE a copy!!!

X Naomi

LauraAnn said...

I would love to win your book--I love all your creations!!

Yellowhouse Grandma said...

Guess I found you to late for the give away, but I love the looks of your book! So cool! Congratulations!

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