Saturday, March 21, 2009

FIRST EVER GVK GIVEAWAY!


Finally, we are opening up our first ever giveaway! The winner will be receiving these "spring cleaning" inspired items: a matroishka lavender sachet as well as this charming laundry bag for delicates! These are both new items from geschichtenvonkat with more arriving in the shop soon. See the bottom of this post for details on the items and more photos.

The rules are pretty simple:
–To enter this giveaway go to my shop, then return here and leave a comment on this post about something you found, nothing more to it!
–On April 4th, I will be drawing a name from a hat (literally). After the name is drawn I will contact that person. However, if they do not respond within three days another name will be picked!!

Bonus ways to win:
–I will enter your name 2 extra times if you write about my shop and our giveaway on your own blog—just leave another comment on this post with the link to your post so I can easily find it.
–I will enter your name 5 extra times if you purchase something from my shop—again, just leave another comment on this post about what you got.


Item Details:


This laundry bag is made of muslin with a drawstring cord closure. The decorative fabric on the bottom is cotton and is quilted with a delicate top-stitch. The matroishka is a linoblock print which i carved after one of my own drawings. The print was then accented with some embroidery.

The laundry bag can be used to seperate delicates in the wash (cold, gentle cycle only) or stash your delicates and other odd n' ends in it for easy organizing during travel. You could even tie the cord around a hanger in your closet and use it to store scarves, sashes, and other accessories.
Size: app. 15 x 10 inches


The second item is this lavender sachet made with cotton and natural linen on the back. It is filled with a mix of organic lavender blossoms and a small amount of organic flax seed—just scrunch them with your hand to activate the oils after they've sat for a while. The sachet can freshen up your closet or dresser drawers and you can also put them in your pillowcase to help you relax as you fall asleep or place between guest towels and sheets to make them feel like royalty when they arrive!
Size: app. 5 inches tall


74 comments:

Kaycee said...

I LOVE these items you are giving away!! I also LOVE the hot/cold aromatherapy pack in the Japanese Fabric! So cute and unique!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

LittleYellowBirdBoutique said...

I love those little dolls! =)

My family definitely needs one of these in the house we moved into!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20020590

littleyellowbirdboutique@yahoo.com

Digital Misfit said...

That laundry bag is so cute! I have always been a bit obsessed with Matroishka dolls, so this giveaway is the coolest ever!
I love the hot/cold pack (of course in the Japanese Matroishka print!) - SO very handy to have. I am imagining it now, all nice and heated, supporting my poor sore wrist while I use the mouse.

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Karin said...

Vintage Hand Embroidered Cream White Blue Red Green Napkin Set of Four

Nice giveaway!

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

I love the lime black and white cafe apron! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

warm wishes,
the 6 o'clock stitch

BarbaraCrochetStudio said...

Hi Kat,
I like the envelope with vintage couple.

Very nice giveaway! :)

barbara7815@optonline.net

Audrey said...

I love this fabric!! My favorite item in your shop:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20886461&ref=em

Audrey
http://audreyscountrycrafts.etsy.com

Audrey said...

I've added a pic and link on my other blog - to this give away:
http://audreyscountrycraftsgiveaway.blogspot.com

Will send you a convo!
Audrey

demmi said...

I found the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Floral Herbal Blend Essential Oils I could use this con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

marieisabella said...

Hi:)

I love your Double Stuffed Toille Hot and Cold Weather Draft Stopper Snake for Windows and Doors!

Very vintage:)

Marie Isabella

(mariethegelfling@aol.com)

Penelope said...

Matrioshkas ♥!
My favourite item in your shop is the Pink Rose Cafe Apron: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17623946&ref=em

Sue Cahill said...

You have many wonderful items in your shop, it is so hard to choose a favorite but I really loved the Pink Rose Linoblock Hand-Printed Cafe Apron.

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

She said...

I love the Pink Rose Cafe apron!
maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

muffintopdesigns said...

i have to say that the matrioshkas have my heart!!!!!!! :)

cy at muffintopdesigns@hotmail.com

Angie said...

I visited your neat shop and was taken with these! The Vintage Hand Embroidered Cream White Blue Red Green Napkin Set of Four!! They are charming and so delicate!
Thanks!
baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

315thomas said...

oh my gosh, those are soooo cute! i love matryoshka dolls. your hand printed aprons are also super cute... i particularly like this one:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17623946

xoxo
lesley

byrheea said...

Very lovely shop. Love all the printed fabric, just like this piece, so sweet! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21935378

The items you're giving away are great too. I couldn't help but hearted you :)

PS: Thanks for entering to my giveaway!

Rheea

crystal said...

I think that the Pair of Pink Check Hand Printed Potholders are darling!! All of your envelopes are great too:)
cyclona66@aol.com

Lilly said...

I love Vintage Couple Custom Lined Envelope with Upcycled and Fine Paper. It is beautiful! Thanks a lot.

JJ said...

I am totally loving Kokka Cotton Farm and Sheep Set of 3 Fabric Covered Button Magnets in Handmade Envelope. These would look so cute on my fridge!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE your Two Craft Knitting Button Themed Lined Envelopes of Fine and Recycled Papers. Such a cute idea.

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

Wehaf said...

I love this: Pair of Lime Green, Black, and White Hand-Printed Potholders

urchiken at gmail dot com

Jo said...

I found some wonderful vintage spoons.

abi said...

I love the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Flax Pack with Lavender Essential Oil and Matroishka Japanese Import Fabric. This fabric is wonderful! Thanks for the chance. : ) Abi at monkeytreecreations dot com

Chelsey said...

I like the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Flax Pack with Lavender Essential Oil and Matroishka Japanese Import Fabric! The Matroishka pattern is so sweet. Thanks for the giveaway! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

minishoes said...

I really love this giveaway! I like the vintage Hersheys cookbook.thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

Jingle said...

You have SUCH a cute shop! I love the lime green potholders set! So adorable!

Valerie said...

I'm from Russia, so there items remind me of home! I so would love this
And Japanese Zakka Print Set of 3 Fabric Covered Button Magnets in Handmade Envelope-cute
kawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Stacy said...

Kokka Cotton Farm and Sheep Set of 3 Fabric Covered Button Magnets in Handmade Envelope is really cute. Love the colors!
Stacy

Trashy Knitting said...

Hot Cold Aromatherapy Flax Pack with Lavender Essential Oil and Matroishka Japanese Import Fabric is my fave item in your shop. i love hotpacks and this is just so cute!

no1midge[at]hotmail[dot]com

ABCDErica said...

Aww, I think the Retro Couple Custom Lined Envelope is a fine idea and super adorable!

Suzanne said...

I really like the Turquoise and Orange Hand-Printed Cafe Apron.

sgregg78@yahoo.com

Jace said...

Hi, I'm not entering for this giveaway; just want to let you know I've blogged about it here.

Lisa said...

Thank you for the giveaway. After looking at your inventory, I'm sure you'll do great. I especially love the vintage patterns and how well they've kept. I'd probably buy the Vintage Craft Sewing Book Slapdash Alterations for myself though.
the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

Shanda said...

I love the Toile Draft Stopper! Toile is my favorite!
shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

janetfaye said...

I like Assorted Pack of Three Make Up Themed Lined Envelopes of Fine and Recycled Papers.

Thank You!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janil said...

Your shop is fantastic!!! I love the items you give away but I found an original and authentique item: set of six vintage aluminum ice cream spoons! It's amazing!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Amber said...

I love the Kokka Cotton Farm and sheep buttons!
Thanks for the giveaway!
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Angel said...

Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Chamomile and Jojoba Essential Oils is my second favorite, this is definitely my first! I'd love to gift it to my Russian friend!

nfmgirl said...

I like the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Flax Pack with Lavender Essential Oil and Matroishka Japanese Import Fabric. Very cute print!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

AJ said...

The Pink Rose Linoblock Hand-Printed Cafe Apron is super cute! ( :

A_C_E_(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tj and Amy said...

adorable stuff. great job. love the Mint Green Polka Dot Natural Linen Dish Towel. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Jenna said...

Way, way, way, too cute! I like this:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21935378

oona. said...

I love the Matryoshka patterned Hot + Cold Pack, it is adorable and I could really use it for my migraines!

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Vivien said...

Wow what adorable items! I love the fabric print on the "Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Lavender Essential Oil."

puffpastryshop(at)gmail(dot)com
puffpastry.etsy.com

Siayla said...

Love the rainbow draft stopper! Lavender is also my favourite scent!

Siayla said...

Blogged about your giveaway here
http://siayla.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveawaysno-april-fools-about-it.html

Aik said...

I love the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Chamomile and Jojoba Essential Oils.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Erin, maker of chimes said...

Love Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Lavender Essential Oil
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23062239

dinnertimechimes.etsy.com

Complete Kitchens Colorado said...

I like your OOPS SALE Pair of Turquoise and White Floral Hand Printed Potholders (would match the blue paint in my kitchen).

Art of Jana said...

I'm partial to the hot/cold aromatherapy pack in either fabric. I have killer sinus headaches/migraines and these things help bunches!!!

Anya said...

I like all your themed lined envelopes. Thanks for the chance.

lovely little deer said...

well, I love the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Chamomile and Jojoba Essential Oils from your shop!

Great goodies to giveaway, so pretty! i just found you today:)

My email is lovelylittledeer@hotmail.co.uk

dctm said...

Vintage Hand Embroidered Cream White Blue Red Green Napkin Set is my favorite

dctm at bellsouth dot net

Alexandra said...

These: Kokka Cotton Trains and Bears Set of 3 Fabric Covered Button Magnets in Handmade Envelope are so cute! I would love to have them.

playswithclay said...

I love the Lime, Black, and White Hand-Printed Cafe Apron - so cute!!
www.playswithclay.etsy.com
playswithclay3@yahoo.com

Eliza said...

The Pair of Lime Green, Black, and White Hand-Printed Potholders in your shop is so cute! :D
Great giveaway!

fairy_lizz@hotmail.com

Andi said...

I like these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=19408085

wendy said...

Vintage Scottie Dog Aluminum Cookie Cutter is a cute find!

madamerkf at aol dot com

jedigirlz said...

Alexander Henry PANTRY fabric hand stamped potholders......these are my favorites. I hope my name gets pulled from that hat! ;o)

www.autumnliketheseason.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I really like the Russian Matroishka Doll Lavender Sachet. My fiance is from Eastern Europe, so I think it could be something to celebrate his roots. Our son would really love it, as well.

Mama_Amethyst

mgmhahn@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I was happy to post a link to your etsy shop this morning. I hope it helps.

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&bID=480675708

Mama_Amethyst

mgmhahn@hotmail.com

Isil Simsek said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23158581

Lovely!

Beth said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway! Such nice items. I also like the set of 4 vintage hand embroderied napkins.

Tylerpants said...

I love the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Floral Herbal Blend Essential Oils, the sheep fabric is cute too!

trixpixel said...

Love the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Lavender Essential Oil

Katherine said...

the rainbow draft snake made me smile.

noreen said...

the silverware on the Pink Rose Linoblock Hand-Printed Cafe Apron made me smile

Haru-Dori said...

i love all your handmade envelopes, but this set is especially nice http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19132830

Haru-Dori said...

also, i know there isn't much time left in the contest, but i thought i'd rush a feature on your giveaway anyway http://haru-dori.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-love-this-giveaway.html

geschichtenvonkat said...

thank you for all your wonderful comments and for sharing my giveaway on your own blogs, i am most grateful and loved reading all your responses.

I'm closing the giveaway now and will be back on the blog later tonight to announce the winner!!

Colleen said...

oh everything you have in your shop is so beautiful. I especially love the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Rice Pack with Floral Herbal Blend Essential Oils - the little sheep are so cute on there.

the giveaway items are just so lovely. i have my fingers crossed.

cbell9115(at)hotmail(dot)com

Donna said...

I would also like the Hot Cold Aromatherapy Flax Pack with Lavender Essential Oil and Matroishka Japanese Import Fabric

olliegraphic said...

I love your potholders...esp. these!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21802740

olliegraphic[at]yahoo.com
www.olliegraphic.etsy.com