Thursday, January 15, 2009

Local Gringos and *Giveaway*




I am so pleased to let you all know about the most delightful shop! Local Gringos has sent in several of her kNotes for kNitters greeting cards for the January box!
After my Christmas knitting was done, I did what any real knit-a-holic does after completing several projects- join swaps! I have two to do in Feb! I think everyone should stock up on these beautiful, glossy, greeting cards- they really are the perfect ephemera to send with either your completed projects or with swaps!
Margaret is an archaeologist turned artist, who is now addicted to fiber. After amassing vintage photographs of knitting an fiber related crafts, she began to use them in altered art collages. I feel LocalGringos products have both vintage and modern appeal. These are the type of cards when you receive, you keep in a drawer or scrapbook someplace.
Speaking of amassing old photos. When I was in high school, (100% true story follows) I was "awarded" a summer internship at a local mental institution. A very very old one, complete with underground tunnels, old brick buildings- an entire compound. One week, they placed me in a little room stacked high with files they wanted me to "purge". I felt a lot like the young girl in Rumpelstiltskin who had to turn straw into gold. Upon opening some very old dusty, nay- decaying folders (some from very early 1900s) I was thrilled to find tiny black and white photos of past "residents". They wanted me to shred these- *gasp*. Well, I couldn't do it. I would stuff them in my jeans pocket and carry them home of a night. There were so many, I had to become picky about the ones I kept. The girl with the rose trellis behind her, the old man with thousands of deep wrinkles and an absent grin-they are still with me, hidden in a box for someone else to find. Those memories, instantaneously rushed back to me when I saw LocalGringos' cards.
Margaret was sweet enough to send me a card for my very own use! I mailed the "Knit Love, not everybody gets it" card to my sister who just learned to knit a few months ago. How relieved I am to finally have her as an enabler!
You are going to love your cards! In case you don't get one though, I am offering up a set of two as a giveaway. Just head over to LocalGringos, find something you love (difficult, I know), and post about it below! The winner will be drawn tomorrow! Plurks, tweets, forum posts and blog entries get additional points! Remember to leave an identifying mark!!
Thank you so much LocalGringos! We can't wait to see what new collections you'll come up with next!

25 comments:

jennifer said...

The fiber care gift tags are the best idea. I'm always telling people how to take care of knit and crocheted things and wondering if they really do it when they get home.

desertgarden

Aster said...

These cards are sweet!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18857802

I love old pictures and knitting. This is perfect.

Aster.etsy.com

LoopyJ said...

I know it's not knitting or fiber related, but I love this mug she has:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17803223

loopy4ewe.etsy.com

Deeners said...

I have to agree about the fiber care gift tags. What a great idea and such a cute way to do it. I also adore the "Knit Love, not everyone gets it" cards. I think they would be the perfect accompanyment to knitted gift for those that do "get it".

Darcy said...

I've bought from this artist before and LOVED the result! I even asked if she could put a little fox on the tag for me, and she did so at no additional cost.

She's very affordable and ships quickly too.

|chee-uh| said...

I like the Hands Knits Cards.

|chee-uh| said...

I twittered: monkalicious.

Lady O said...

I like the Maine 1921 fiber care tags.

What a cute idea! Vintage knitting stationary.

Minou14 said...

Ooooh! It's not fiber-related, but I LOVE the Red Birds and Bare Trees mug and coaster.

The fiber care tags are a great idea too. I give most of my knitting away with directions and sample size bottles of Eucalan for good measure, but pretty little tags would be a wonderful way to share the instructions.

DLG (Daddy's Little Girl) said...

love the red bird and bare tree mug and matching coaster and the mom in the lion's den!!! totally love the understated message!

crochetdg on Ravelry and on twitter

primdollie said...

Oh wow what a fun shop!! I love the Girl Riding Sheep cards too cute!! but they are all a lot of fun!! the gift tags are also a great idea and very useful!! hugs Linda

Turtle said...

adorable! the girl riding sheep and holiday sheep cards, as well as care cards!

Bohoknitterchic said...

really think I need that englishwoman knitters stationary set! So cute!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17707179

Nicole said...

I'm drawn to the Hand Knitter No. 6 cards, and that gorgeous Red Birds and Bare Trees mug!

sunnie fairy said...

oh, wow! all of her cards are perfect! they're vintage-ly awesome.

Post here:
http://yarnequalslove.blogspot.com/2009/01/local-gringosphat-fiber-giveaway.html

Turtle said...

let me be the first to say congrats! twenty minutes to sell out! (i bought one of each!)

Nicole said...

I grabbed a mix box, now I can't wait to have it in hand. ^-^
Like Turtle said, congrats on selling out so fast!

sunnie fairy said...

I got a "Just stitches" box... YAY!
congrats, and I can't wait to receive my box.

venutian-beauty said...

Oh, Oh....the mosaics! SWOON! Those are so cool. I love the old feel with the newer twist of design. :D

off to plurk as venutian_beauty

cnuland said...

I really like the Red Birds in Snowy Pine Trees mug. (Rav: cnuland)

Melissa said...

I adore the Fiber Care Gift Tags! They are soo cute and very reasonably priced! ^_^

MelissasKre8tions.etsy.com

vickie said...

i love everything there oh my gosh i could spend alot of money i like the Puppy Dog with Yarn Ball SET OF 8 FIBER CARE GIFT TAGS kNotes for kNitters morgaine1 on ravelry vbarton24 at gmail.com

vickie said...

tweeted the link morgaine24 is my username

vickie said...

posted about link on blog knithappens24.blogspot.com

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Sharon Rose said...

The gift tags for fiber are awesome! Cute & practical - my favorite!