I'm so glad you stopped in with us today. We've been expecting you! Today is start of the the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day. I'm so excited to participate in such a fun event. All over blogland, you'll find loads of super talented women and lots of fantastic goodies. Just hop over to the Sew, Mama, Sew blog to find the complete list of who is participating. WAIT! Not yet! Don't go just yet...let me introduce myself first.
In anticipation of lots of new visitors - I wanted to say hello properly. My name is Trish Preston and I'm the designer and owner of Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs.
Our name is derived from our two sweet peas, our identical twin girls. (although recently we've added a third pea whom we all love on constantly!)
Back BC (Before Children), I worked as a Park Ranger. And spent several years as a Deputy Sheriff. Now, I spend my days working at one of the largest universities in the country working in student services helping these talented kids find green careers. And I sew a whole heck of a lot on the side plus design patterns and textile prints, paint, and...whew!
The Gardener, aka, my husband, is a Park Ranger and we have the pleasure of living out in the country with the view of the ridgeline of the park he works at visible from our back porch. (as I type this however, he is out sitting in his tree stand just beyond our pasture - it's hunting season here).
I've been crafting most of my life and am lucky to come from a family full of artists and crafters. My two girls have a true natural talent in art and I'm enjoying watching them develop their talents with each passing day.
Well, that's us in a nutshell. How about you? Please do introduce yourselves as well.
So...on to this giveaway stuff! I am offering up this holiday season, a cute little zip top accessory bag with a rhinestone buckle
AND one of my new patterns, the Hazel Hipster pattern. She makes a cute little bag that would be a great gift for someone on your list. (if you're feeling anxious about having a copy of this pattern - you can find them here.
To win these two items, all you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me, what is the most unexpected thing we might find currently in YOUR purse. Keep in mind of course, this is a family blog so keep it clean everyone! I am happy to ship internationally so all our Aussie, UK, and friends from all around the world - do join us!
I went and looked in mine and I found...a Littlest Pet Shop horse and a spoon from our kitchen. Don't ask.
Want more fun giveaways? The wonderful ladies over at the Where Women Create magazine are featuring a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
They are featuring 12 different artists for each of the 12 Days of Christmas. I was so honored to be asked to be a part of their promotion. You'll find Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs being featured on Day 4.
I love the holiday season, don't you?! Too much fun stuff going on!
Hope you enjoyed your visit here and I sure do appreciate you stopping in. It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope you'll bookmark us, subscribe, and come back often. :>)
Good Luck and Happy Blog Hopping!
UPDATE: 12/6/2009 - 7:49pm EST - THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS - THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. BE SURE TO VISIT WHERE WOMEN CREATE FOR ANOTHER GIVEAWAY FROM US PLUS MORE COMING FROM THE TWO PEAS VERY SOON!