Monday, January 30, 2012

End of January Giveaway!

Oooo you guys are in for a treat today!!!
If you haven't the blog/shop Take the Cannoli you are missing out!
Nat is the writer/designer behind all of it.
She has just opened her shop...full of beautiful hand embroidered hoop art and other goodies!
Every single piece in her shop is so beautiful!
My favorites are her "Hymnal Line"
Go check out here blog here!
And check out her shop here!
She's on Twitter here.
And Facebook here.

I asked her to give a little schpeel about her, her blog and her shop....


Hi there, I'm Nat from "Take the Cannoli". I am twenty something (for just a little longer), wifey to Micah, mama to my two sweet babes; Elsie Pearl & Vernon Ribble, a Southern Californian girl, and a crafter of sorts. I am a lover of Jesus, coffee, the beach and pastries of course!
Until recently my blog was just used to document and communicate my life for out of state family and friends. It has since taken on a life of its own and has morphed into something so much more! Through blogging I have opened up about life as a stay at home mama (the joys and sorrows) and touched on some struggles I have gone through this past year. I talked a little about that here. This year has already been amazing and I have been blessed by new friendships and opportunities through this blog. Not only have I found my voice, I have seen who I used to be, who I am now and who I am becoming. I have also launched my new online shop of handcrafted items made up mostly of my embroidery which has kind of become my therapeutic outlet. I would love for you to stop by and stay awhile as I journey through this new chapter in my life. Though not always sunshine and rainbows, I will always be real and honest.
Check this recent post if you think I'm kidding.
So… enough about me and onto the goods! In celebration of the New Year, and wrapping up the first month of 2012, I am giving away a piece from my collection. Miss Ashley and her beautiful blog have inspired me to whip up this little piece I like to call "Friends". I am so blessed to have met Ashley and I know that our friendship will transcend the Blogosphere and materialize in the physical world too. Proverbs 27:17 reads "As iron sharpens iron, so the man sharpens the countenance of his friends." I have found this to be true and am encouraged by so many of you out there. I truly "Love my friends" don't you?


Nat is giving one of you readers a gorgeous hand embroidered piece!
Isn't it beautiful!?

To enter to win you must be a follower of The Vanilla Tulip and Take the Cannolli.
Make sure you're following both blogs and then leave ONE comment letting me know you've done so!
One entry per person.
The winner will be announced this Saturday the 4th.


  1. hey sweets! what a lovely lady that Nat is! gorgeous family, too. i follow you, OF COURSE! and i now follow Nat!

  2. I cannot wait to read her blog...she looks fabulous!!

  3. Um...super cute!! I'm following 'Take the Cannoli"!

  4. Wonderful! I love her hymnal series as well! Do you think she'll do "Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus"? My favorite!

  5. Thank you for sharing. Her blog looks great. I enjoy yours very much as well. I now feel inspired to take up embroidery:)

  6. Soo stinking cute! I'm following both of you :)

  7. What a gorgeous family pic. LOVE love love hoop art and would be thrilled to have that adorable piece.

  8. Follower of both. Love all her works.

  9. Following you both! Love your blog! Your husband and my husband coached opposing middle schools back in Rockwall, so I definitely understand your life! :)

  10. ADORABLE! I am definitely following both of yall :)

  11. Hey Ash,
    Nat is super cute!! I am following her now... And i think i might need to make some of those sweet bow ties for my nephews... So simple!!!

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  13. I already was a follower of Take the Cannoli. She is awesome! Now I follow you too! I love all of her pieces. :)

  14. love, love, LOVE. happy to support my dear [new] friend! she is the bees knees!

  15. Love you Nat! Following both blogs

  16. Following both ur blogs. Nat, u brighten my day w ur honest and sincere postings. I also always look forward to ur useful information. I'm hoping to buy some of ur pieces soon.

  17. Following both blogs! Thank you for spotlighting Nat, she's such a doll!

  18. Love her work, simply amazing!

  19. That is just beautiful! I really enjoy your blog and can't wait to start following hers! And i can't wait to make a couple of bow ties for my boys for Easter!! Thanks!

  20. Love both blogs and love Natalie's work!