New Fall Collection!


A few items from my new fall collection... Feel free to comment on this post as well... Keep entering that giveaway contest!

Etsy Feature & GIVEAWAY Item: "Delice Design"

Vanessa is a fortunate seamstress who lives on Vancouver Island and runs a lovely little Etsy shop called "Delice Design"... I'm such a fan of all things stitched... I just adore her zippy pouches and wristlets... She's also one of our giveaway contributors (see yesterday's post)... Want to learn more about Vanessa? Visit her blog and don't forget to drop into her shop, choose your favourite item, and comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway (prize total: $170+)!

Have a wonderful weekend and keep commenting!



Hi everyone! I've got the final giveaway donation (I think anyways!)

I got an exciting message today from Vanessa of "Delice Design"... She has gladly donated an lovely zippy pouch, similiar to the one pictured below!

So... Let's summarize the giveaway!
That's a total giveaway value of over $170! I'm so impressed with all the wonderful giveaway contributors! Please show them your thanks by visiting their shops and purchasing some of their lovely goodies!

If you want to win all these wonderful items, visit the shops featured each day (until next Friday), choose your favourite item from the shop and then comment on the post!

I will choose the winner randomly (thank you 'Excel' and my stats husband) next Friday, September 5th at 4:30 pm!

Take care... Keep playing... And have fun!

Etsy Feature & GIVEAWAY Item: "High on Craft"

I just love the original artwork of Tanya from Ottawa! Her adorable shop, "High on Craft" has such a variety of wonderful items! She has offered her set of three blanks cards (first picture below) to be included in the giveaway! Tanya has an incredible talent for embroidery as well and will hand embroider you child's artwork! All you have to do is send her a the picture! Apparently she can also sew and I love the little pouches she creates!

Stop by and visit "High on Craft"... Choose your favourite item, comment on it, and enter to win next Friday's giveaway! Wanna know what you can win? Take a look at yesterday's post! And don't forget to visit Tanya's blog as well! Comment away friends!



Hi everyone... So great to see so many people reading the blog today! There are two new additions to the giveaway from shops that I will feature next week... But I was to excited to keep them a secret! So... here they are!

"Moogu" has donated a hair clip similar to the one below!

"Betsu Betsu" has donated a tissue case similar to the one below!

Etsy Feature & GIVEAWAY Item: "Blossom Hill"

I was thrilled when I heard back from Hazel of "Blossom Hill", located in Halifax... She makes wonderful and adorable stitched creations! And she's offered to include one of them, a sweet little puppy, in the giveaway (see the first photo)! Enjoy her shop and her blog... And don't forget to choose your favourite item from her shop and comment on this post to be entered to win the giveaway! Comment as often as you'd like!


Hi everyone... Thanks for all the visits (103 yesterday!) and the posts! This has been so exciting! I thought I'd give you an idea of exactly what you're playing for!

An organic baby blanket in Spring green from the
"Organic Quilt Company" (Value $29)

A custom handprint or footprint necklace from "My Little Chipmunks"
(Value $25)

Set of three blank greeting cards from "High on Craft"
(Value $7)

A set of vintage fabric birdie iron-ons from "Rikrak"
(Value $9.50)

One felted wool hedgehog ball from "Beneath the Rowan Tree"
(Value $9.50)

A lovely vintage Japanese sakura ring from my collection!
(Value $12)

I'd say that's a pretty impressive giveaway so far! A value of $92! Thanks so much to all the contributors! Stay tuned... I'm hoping to add even more items! And don't forget to keep commenting... You can comment on each post as many times as you like... Just make sure yo visit each shop and keep comments related to the lovely shops I've been featuring!

Have fun... I'll be picking a winner next Friday, September 5th!



I've been watching my "Stat Counter"... I've more than doubled my blog visitor record... At last check there were 99 unique visitors today... So I'm assuming many of you are looking for the GIVEAWAY! So... Look around, visit the featured shops, and COMMENT! The more times you comment, the more chance you'll have of winning!

Several people have asked me if you need to be Canadian to win... The answer is NO! Anyone can comment and anyone can win! You can comment as often as you want on each post! I can't wait to hear what you all have to say!

The prizes so far... A set of three cards, a pair of barrettes, an adorable hedgehog ball (you have to see it to believe how cute it is), a custom necklace, and an organic blanket! Amazing... So comment away!

Etsy Feature & GIVEAWAY Item: "My Little Chipmunks"

I just fell in love with the custom ceramic necklaces created by "My Little Chipmunks" design based in Toronto! And even more exciting... A custom handprint or footprint necklace, as pictured below, will be part of next Friday's giveaway (valued at $25)! So visit "My Little Chipmunks", get the name of your favourite item from the shop, and comment on this post! The more times you comment, the better your chances of winning!

Stay tuned for more exciting additions to the giveaway!

Inaugural "Ardent Sparrow" GIVEAWAY!


I've had a couple of generous offers for Etsy product giveaways! So... Announcing... The first "Ardent Sparrow" Blog giveaway!

I will follow-up with more details throughout the week!

You must be wondering... "How do I enter?" ... Well... All you have to do is visit each of the shops featured on my blog over the next TWO weeks, including yesterday's post! Once you'd visited the shop for that day, comment on the post, naming your favourite product from the featured seller's site! Next Friday, September 5th, I will randomly choose one fortunate blog visitor to receive all the lovely things in the giveaway! The more times you comment, the better your chances will be of winning!

Stay tuned for more info and pictures of what you're playing for! And happy Etsy surfing!

P.S. In the giveaway so far... An organic baby blanket, a pair of barrettes, a set of three handmade cards and a custom handprint/footprint necklace! Stay tuned for more additions!

Etsy Feature & GIVEAWAY Item: "Organic Quilt Company"

Becky (love the name) of Hudson, Quebec (near Montreal), created the "Organic Quilt Company" when her children were small! An avid quilter for years, Becky was aware of the many chemicals used on quilting fabrics and felt uneasy about wrapping her little ones in materials covered in unhealthy chemicals... Thus, the "Organic Quilt Company" was born... Not only are Becky's quilts, blankets, and burp pads organic, they are also beautiful!

Visit her lovely shop and don't miss her beautiful web-site!

Becky has submitted her Organic Baby Blanket in Spring Green (a $29 value) to the giveaway! Check out her shop, pick your favourite item, and comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway contest! The more items you comment, the better your chances of winning!


I've come across some wonderful Canadian Etsy sellers who make the most amazing items for babies, and their mommies! As a tribute to them, I've decided to feature five different Etsy sellers that you might want to visit when shopping for baby!

Stay tuned to today's post!

Oh How I Miss The...


I will leave you for the weekend with pictures of the cottage... And that'll be all...

Etsy Feature: "Bonspiel Creations"


Ellen, of Victoria, British Columbia, sells some of the most unique work I've seen on Etsy... I love her suede and leather pouches... Check them out in her unusual shop!

Cottage Life... Eat it Up!


What better way is there to celebrate life... at the cottage... and friendship... Than with food? Pie... meat... marshmallows... and drinks! Even Ruby got in on the action!

Etsy Feature: "Double Happiness"


I was just smitten when I saw these adorable accordion books by Trudi, of "Double Happiness", an Etsy shop based out of Nova Scotia... I think they would make a wonderful, interesting and very beautiful gift! Her incredible work has been featured in both "Canadian Living" and "Canadian House and Home"! Congrats Trudi!

If you're interested in learning more about Turdi, check out her blog and her web-site!


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