Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rabbit and the Hare Giveaway

Okay, so I've been promising all month of a little giveaway and I promise you, I haven't left it to the last minute to drag you along!  

These last few weeks have been chaotic around here, between the wee time I have during the day when Leo goes down for his 30 minute naps (I kid you not..this little man fights sleep like you've never seen before..) there seems to be a mountain of chores and such boring but essential tasks that need to be done.  I've been collapsing into bed at the end of the day, exhausted that spending time in my shop has been a huge luxury, half an hour here, 20 minutes there..that time alone in my own space has been so valuable and ever so productive as a result.

Sterling, Moonstone, Nickel Brooch Findings

I've never done a giveaway on a blog before..perhaps no one will respond and there will be no one to give the giveaway to..I'm not quite sure what to expect but here we go nevertheless!  
I've chosen to create something close to my heart since my time lately has only allowed me to create one special piece.  A brooch with two of my favorite things, a hare and a gorgeous, peachy grey moonstone.  Made entirely of sterling (with the exception of the brooch findings..) this brooch is..well, truth be told..really quite adorable.  I feel that it encompasses everything about my work - nature inspired, whimsical with a touch of timeless folklore.  
So if you're a similar sort to me and you'd like to own this one of a kind brooch, I'd love to hear from you!  
Tell me a little about yourself and well..anything else you might want to tell me!  I will be enlisting the help of a neutral person to pick your names out of a hat..okay, maybe not actually a hat but some other sort of a holding vessel anyway.  That's assuming anyone actually writes me..oh well,  hurray!  I'm excited about giving this away!  Oh, I should probably mention that the giveaway will close on July 8th and the winner announced here, on my blog on July 10th.

Looking so forward to hearing from you!

xo Blue Gnome

Monday, June 11, 2012


When I was little, before my younger brother was born and made us a family of four, my dad used to break out his aviators shades and using a hairbrush as his microphone, lip synch this to my mom and me by the Temptations.  

It was awesome.  

To this day when this song comes on on the radio or I hear it on a soundtrack to some movie, it always takes me back to when I was 6 years old, tickled pink that my handsome dad was singing to us, and that we were his sunshine.  

Even after the worst of days, when I play this song it always makes me smile and before I know it, I'm singing along at the top of my lungs.  It's a cure-all song for me and when I think of my dad in this leather jacket, aviators and sometimes my mom's straw hat, pretending to belt out the chorus..well, I can't help but giggle out loud.

This ring reminded me of this song..a little drop of sunshine, even on a cloudy day.

Who's the sunshine of your life?

Sterling, Carnelian, Aventurine

Available in the shop.

xo Blue Gnome