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Today, I bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Wooly Moss Roots. In the words of shopkeepers and makers Taryn and Jeff:
Wooly Moss Roots offers handmade wooden buttons, herbal goodness, and wooly delights. We love making high quality artisan buttons in a variety of reclaimed woods for knitters, sewers, crafters, and creative people of all kinds, to make your handmades, that you pour so much time and energy into, even more special. And we enjoy creating herbal goodness to nurture body and spirit, and wooly delights for wool lovers.
Our blog shares inspirations from our daily life on our small homestead in the coastal range of Oregon. You'll find simple joys, real food recipes, gardening, crafting, and flowing with the seasons, along with a celebration of gratitude every week for our Gratitude Sunday tradition. Our facebook page is another great way to stay in touch. (And we have a Pinterest board created especially for featuring Wooly Moss Roots Buttons on your creative projects!)
SouleMama: Tell us about your background. What path led you to the work you do today?
Taryn: When Jeff and I met, he had worked every job under the sun. And usually three at one time. (Yeah, he was a maniac.) We wanted to make a living doing something we loved, spend our days together, and have time for homesteading pursuits. We took a leap of faith and started our own business, with no money to invest in tools or supplies. We liked working with natural materials and had wood to work with, so woodworking started becoming the main focus. We started selling artwork at The Eugene Saturday Market and then we started our Mystic Orb shop, selling natural wooden jewelry and wood creations for the home and garden. When our son Bracken was born in October, 2010, it became even more important to us to spend our days together as a family. We began expanding our offerings to include herbal salves made with organic herbs from our garden, and handmade wooden buttons. Our buttons got incredible feedback and we decided to open a second shop, Wooly Moss Roots. We've been expanding our herb garden to grow more for our herbal products, making lots of lots of buttons, and playing with wool when we get the chance.
Taryn: One of our dreams is having our wooden buttons in yarn shops throughout the world! So far we have our buttons in two lovely yarn shops (check out Stash Local if you're in Oregon and Stitch In Time if you're in Michigan!) To help our dream come true, we have an ongoing offer. Here's how it works: if you love our buttons and would like to see them in your favorite local yarn shop (or several), let them know you'd like to see Wooly Moss Roots buttons there, pass along our website and let them know we offer wholesale prices (50% off retail.) Then send me an e-mail with your name and the name of the yarn shop you contacted. If they place a wholesale order with us, then we will give you three sets of Wooly Moss Roots buttons of your choice! (And we're happy to make you custom sets for your projects.) It's a win win, everybody's happy!
SouleMama: Tell us about your customers.
Taryn: Most of our button customers are knitters, (who I personally think are some of the kindest people in the world.) Often times we get messages from our customers letting us know what they are planning on making with our buttons. It's so fun to hear about the special projects they are working on, especially when they send us a picture of the end result! Seeing all the creativity is so inspiring for us. Many customers have become friends over the years. Each and every sale helps our family immensely and we let them know how much we appreciate them!
SouleMama: What's the product or offering you're most excited about in your shop right now?
Firstly, buttons! (Surprise surprise.) We're pretty crazy about buttons these days. We love our buttons in reclaimed sassafras wood, which I lovingly refer to as "hobbit buttons" (because they look like something a hobbit would wear.) Jeff just finished carving some gorgeous tree buttons that truly blow me away and he started offering carved heart buttons, which I think are so incredibly sweet. (You can see some here on the sweater our friend Ginny just finished for her daughter.) The herbal products we are using the most right now are our Magical Healing Salve, Blissful Baby Balm (Bracken's face is on the label, you can tell who inspired that one), and our Peppermint Tooth Powder. Salve always comes in handy around here and we love our tooth powder so much, we've happily said bye-bye to toothpaste. We've been excited about felting too. There's so many things we want to do and we want to do it all right now, but we remind ourselves that it's a blessing to be passionate about so many things and to take it one step at a time.
For today's giveaway, Wooly Moss Roots is generously offering the following to TWO winners:
~ three sets of buttons, one Magical Healing Salve, and one Peppermint Tooth Powder!
(One winner will get: one carved tree button in reclaimed birdseye maple burl wood, one set of 2 buttons in reclaimed black walnut wood, and one set of 6 buttons in reclaimed rosewood. Second winner will get: one carved tree button in wild hickory, set of 3 hearts in reclaimed maple, one set of 6 buttons in reclaimed rosewood.)
Both coupon codes are good in both our
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 9am EST on Sunday, and announce the winner(s), chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed!
Thank you to Wooly Moss Roots! The winners are....
Yes, please enter me! Love these buttons!
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