Jun 2, 2008

June, a Giveaway Win, and a Crafty Dad!

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.

-Nathaniel Parker Willis

Watermelon Tissue Holder - By Mike at Crafty Dad

I not only had the honor of giving something away last Saturday, but I was blessed to be a winner, too! In the "Cottage Charm" Giveaway, I won the 2nd place prize from Mike of CRAFTY DAD! I will be receiving the Watermelon Tissue Holder (above) and one of his specialty handmade soaps (below), but with a lavender scent. In fact, he's making a fresh batch just for the winners!

Handmade Soap in Grapefruit Blush - By Mike at Crafty Dad
(My soap will be lavender.)

Mike is married with 2 sons and simply put, he answered the call of the wild "craft gene" long ago with Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, and Lego Blocks. I smiled when I read his Profile because my own interest was sparked by those "building" tools.

He went on to create macramé pot hangers. Now there's a blast to the past! My Mom still has a macramé pot hanger, as well as a
macramé lamp shade in her family room. Maybe I should check the "Designed By" tag!

It appears that Mike's passion is generational because his sons are showing similar tendencies. His wife has already surrendered to the inevitable.
When a husband has a sewing machine at the lake, a wife has to know he's serious!

I find Mike's enthusiasm to be contagious and refreshing. He is so wonderfully comfortable with the his God-given gifts! To visit Mike's Etsy Store, click HERE.


  1. You just have to love a creative man around the house. Creative minds sometimes come with big loving hearts.

    Are you going to be blushing with your new soap? I love the smell of grapefruit, and the taste, too. I grew up with grapefruit trees in our backyard. Unfortunately, I can't eat grapefruit anymore.

    You know that saying that what goes around comes around. I think your giving and winning proves that point in a positive way.

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. You made my day.

  2. Congratulations! I just love a guy with a big heart...

    Thank-you so much for visiting. I haven't had a lot of time to go blog-hopping, but I will visit you again when I can actually read for awhile...

    Have a great week!

  3. Wow....I am truly humbled. Thank you for the post and your kindness. I will be busy this week making a special batch of soap.

    God Bless!

  4. Congrats on your win! I will hop over and check him out...I adore scented soap!!

  5. I know you will enjoy your gifts....Mary


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