A few months ago I came across a diary I had in elementary school
Talk about funny stuff!
I had a good laugh looking at my horrible spelling
and reading all the gushy info about boys back in the day.
And although my spelling has improved (a little)
and I'm no longer writing about boys
I still have a journal.
I've almost always had one and I probably always will.
It is where I go to reflect thoughts and ideas, record things the Lord is teaching me, write out prayers, etc.
If you love your journal as much as me
or heart handmade leather goods (who doesn't?!)
you will love this week's giveaway!
I'm so excited to introduce you to
of In Blue
My name is Mary Lynn Schroeder, I moved from Chicago, IL to Carbondale, IL about 2 years ago, bought my first sewing machine on my way down, and never looked back :) I have been sewing like crazy since! I live in the country with my two dogs (daschu and chief). My friends,family, and boyfriend have been super supportive and inspire me to create every single day.
I own an all handmade boutique on the strip in Carbondale called Dayshift. We feature over 40 local artists in the store! The shop also serves as my studio, I do all of my sewing and etsy-ing here in the store while I greet customers. It really is a pretty amazing job :)
Etsy is a HUGE part of my work and I can't say enough good things about it! I started the shop in November of 2008, things were a bit slow for a while, then on December 2nd, 2009 etsy featured me in a newsletter gift guide, and I have had over 700 sales since! Thanks so much for checking out my work, and tell all of your friends! :)
Check out her awesome journals!
They are unique and crazy cute.
She has manly versions like this guitar one
and girly versions like this adorable bird and birdcage.
Seriously there is something for everyone!
She also has awesome wallets
(love those trees)
and adorable Ipod/Iphone cases.
I think my I phone would be really happy if this was it's new home.
This week Mary Lynn is giving away
a hand printed simple Iphone/Ipod case!!!
Don't have an Iphone or Ipod?
These cases also fit Palm Treo's and many other mp3 and phone devices.
How can you win?
(Please leave a separate comment for each)
1. Visit In Blue's shop.
Come back here and tell us what your favorite item is.
2. Follow my blog.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Blog about it.
Make sure to let me know the blog address you linked from in your comment.
5. Do something nice for someone else.
Then leave a comment with the word "nice" in it.
Giveaway will end at midnight
Thursday, May 6th.
Winner will be announced the following day.