Friday, August 31, 2012

Giveaway! Featured Favorites Friday: Pillow Runes

Deity Diva Imbolg Goddess
I know I don't typically talk much about my daughter, mostly because I don't want her to hate me when she grows up and reads my blog, but I do have one.  She's amazingly cute, a tad precocious and claims Thor and the Goddess as hers.  Don't ask her to name her Goddess, though, because she'll tell you a different one every time.   Quite a while ago I was searching for something to be just as loved by her as the Thor Super Hero Squad figurine but that represented the Goddess.  Of course I searched around etsy and I found a lovely woman willing to trade for a beautiful purple stuffed Goddess doll, and it was a HUGE hit!
Elder Futhark Pillow Rune Set - Samhain

Today I'd like to introduce you all to this lovely crafter, Dana of By Land Sky and Sea.  Read a bit more about her below and then enter to win your very own set of Elder Futhark Pillow Runes by using the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also find her on facebook and her blog.

Q: What got you into your work here on etsy?
A: After the birth of my daughter in 2010 I was a stay at home mother until she turned 18 months. I was looking for a way to earn some extra income and came across Etsy through a mutual friend of my husband and I from high school. I haven't sold a whole lot since opening up last year, but the sales I have made mean a lot. It really is an incredible feeling to make something by hand that someone else feels is worth enough to buy.

Custom Handfasting Cord
Q: Which piece in your shop has the most meaning for you and/or is your favorite to make?
A: The answer to both of these is the same. It would definitely have to be any handfasting cord that I make, whether premade or custom. My husband and I were married in handfasting ceremony in 2010 and it's a tradition I fell in love with while researching ideas for ours. I love the meaning and symbolism behind it and whenever someone requests a custom order each one is always unique in their own way, from the color combination to beads and/or charms they wish to add.

Trick or Treat Halloween Bag

Q: Which is your favorite holiday and why?
A: This one is hard because it's a tie between Halloween and Christmas. I love the buildup to each, the decorations, the lights... Deciding on a costume every year for Halloween was fun and then running around the neighborhood collecting candy from everyone. With Christmas there is just this feeling of warmth and happiness that I wish we could all feel every day of the rest of the year. Because of this I am definitely one of those people who gets depressed after the holidays are over - though the sales on all the decorations for the next year help. lol

Deity Diva Yule/Christmas Goddess
Q: Where does your inspiration come from?
A: My mom was a huge crafter growing up so I got the crafty streak from her. I'm also inspired by other people and things I see around me. I'm always looking for things to make, but in my own way, with my own mark on it. And from paganism - finding useful, inexpensive ways to make things people need or want to celebrate their faith with.

Q: What inspired you to make the leap into children's items?
A: I was making some ornaments one afternoon and my daughter who is almost two kept picking them up to play with them and I realized, I have made nothing for her to play with. I can sew and crochet and craft but I have nothing for her yet. That's when I decided to not only make stuff for her but stuff to sell as well for children. Especially for those who are pagan and have children that they are raising pagan and want to include them more in rituals, etc. or just want them to have a symbol of their own.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends in two weeks at midnight on 14th September 2012 .  Open WorldWide!  All winning entries will be verified.  If a winning entry cannot be verified a different winner will be chosen.
The Winner will be notified by email and has three days to reply or another winner will be chosen.
 ***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. Please note that I  am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and can not be held accountable if, for any reason, is it not received. Furthermore, I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result from the use or misuse of this product. **


  1. I love the stuffed rune sets!

  2. I have to agree about the stuffed rune set, love it!

  3. These pillow runes are so cool! I blogged about it at

  4. These pillow runes are pretty awesome. And they won't be as noisy as some other sets so I can use them whenever I want!


    I love this poppet as well. And it was actually seeing hers that made me want to make my own and look into them. Thanks :)

  6. I love the goddesses for sure but the runes are so neat! I like the white ones =)


    These are beyond awesome, so creative!!


  9. I like

    alessandra lalla on form

  10. I have never seen pillow runes before. They are inspiring me.

  11. Thanks for letting me know about the contest Kat! The runes are adorable.

  12. I love the :)

  13. I really like this bag:

  14. love the Celtic Christmas/Yule Ornament


    My Rafflecopter ID : Yuliya Sh


    Love these ornaments, as well as the little rune pillows. I will be picking up some of these ornaments to give in a gift swap this year for sure <3

  17. This is cool.


  18. Would be a great suprise for my BF he loves anything rune related =]

  19. i love this :

    thanks for the chance :)

  20. I love the Celtic Christmas/Yule Ornaments

  21. I love the Celtic Christmas/Yule Ornaments :
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. the snow flakes are cute

  23. I love the handfasting cord in purple and blue. Those were our wedding colors!

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