Today I would like to introduce you to Stephinie, the lovely owner of a beautiful Etsy shop called Gypsy Forest. Stephinie is going to share here about her business and inspiration and is generously offering one of her stunning large rainbow canopy silks as a giveaway.
Hello there. I am Stephinie, the maker behind Gypsy Forest Handmade. In my shop you will find carefully crafted, beautiful items to nurture and encourage imaginative play in the lives of little ones. I think beauty and usability go hand in hand, and of course everything in my shop is made entirely of natural materials. I am also a mama to four, wife to a sweet guitar playing man and writer of the blog Gypsy Forest.
The spindrift quilt is the heart and soul of Gypsy Forest Handmade. The very first one was sewn up for my youngest child who was born in a small fishing town in coastal Alaska. I hoped to capture the motion of soft rolling waves along the edge of his quilt. Nearly five years later, it is still his most favorite blanket. After sewing several up for new babies, friends and family encouraged me to open my shop. Over the past three years the shop has grown to offer hand-dyed playsilks, reversible aprons, note-cards, and I hope to add some larger quilts this fall. My favorite item to wrap and send out though, are my spindrift quilts. The thought of a little one swaddled in one of these special quilts always warms my mama heart.
My creative process is a mix of practicality and beauty. I’m a true capricorn girl, and my creative spirit is too. I love choosing beautiful fabrics and coming up with new colorways for playsilks, but equally important to me is the durability and open ended possibility for anything I offer in my shop. Aprons can be used in the kitchen, as dress up play, and are fully reversible. Playsilk colors are inspired by my time spent outdoors, they can be used for anything a little mind can imagine and they take up a tiny bit of space in the play area. The spindrift quilts start out swaddling a new baby, become a favorite nap time blanket, and then a perfect sized travel blanket. My goal is to create something that will be loved and passed along from child to child.
The newest item in the shop is a set of extra small playsilks. They are 11×11 inches and come in a set of four colors. My own kids use these with their wooden figures. They could also be used to decorate a nature table, play peek-a-boo, doll play, hankies, dress up…. the possibilities are truly limitless. Be sure to keep an eye out for a silk of the month club coming this summer, exclusive colors just for members of the club!
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Giveaway from Stephinie:
I would love to give one of you a large rainbow canopy silk. It’s a soft pastel hued silk that measures 45×108 inches. It works wonderfully as a fort building tool or can be used to create a tent for outdoor play….
This beautiful large rainbow canopy silk is valued at $ 42.00.
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This Giveaway is now Closed
Fingers crossed that its my lucky day
Stephinie is also offering 10% off to Natural Suburbia readers in her shop, please use this coupon code : “naturalsuburbia” in the checkout.
Thank you so much for sharing here today Stephinie and for your generous giveaway:)