I am glad to be participating in the 25 Days of Giveaways. Last year was so wonderful! Thank you Tina again for putting this all together!
I thought about what I wanted to do for my giveaway and for a while I just wasn't sure until one day I came across a shop I had visited before called Paradise Hill Designs. The way they work with wood reminds me a lot of my aunt and uncle who made Carleigh's memory chest so I wanted to give that gift to someone else.
Rick and Heidi who own the shop describe what they do in their profile:
"Our passion and speciality is creating beauty from aged wood. We are always fascinated by its interesting character markings and rich colourings - ranging from attractive weathered greys to warm sunburnt browns. It begins with our reclaiming boards from old buildings, barns & fences or collecting wind-fallen pieces on our walks through the forest. Our method is to carefully sand the boards, retaining lots of patina, but at the same time bringing out a smoothness and warmth that just begs to be touched - our customers repeatedly call this the 'rustic refined' look. Working with old wood does require time & patience - no two boards are ever alike (and none are straight!) - but the reward is a piece that feels warm, earthy, even soothing. It is our pleasure to design and create new pieces from the old boards - ranging from unique, original gifts such as woodburnt earrings, pendants and keepsake boxes to home accessories such as picture frames, desk sets, mirrors, candle holders, clocks, trays and game boards. Nature inspires us greatly and many pieces are embellished with exquisitely engraved woodburning designs of nature motifs and delicate hand painting. Each piece receives its own individual touch, with the intention to evoke a feeling of beauty, comfort and inspiration."
Doesn't their work just sound amazing? Well, it is! Here are a few examples of their work that would make a beautiful memory box.
For this giveaway I am offering a chance to create a custom memory box by working with Rick and Heidi. The box will be 8 in x 8 in x 4 in and the top can have a personalized etching of the winner's choice. I'm so excited for someone to have this opportunity!!
To enter you must be a BLM. Just leave a comment below!
Winner will be announced tomorrow. (I can't wait!)