Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Grizzlie. In Tracey's words:
"Grizzlie is a shop that sells cozy, simple hand made knits. It is a shop filled with winter accessories such as cowls, hats, leg and hand warmers. Each piece is offered in a variety of beautiful colours with a rustic, natural feel.
Another project that I am working on is my charity Tracey's Hats for Hope Initiative:Toronto. I knit and collect hats and winter accessories for the homeless and working poor of Toronto. Visit my page for more info.
Grizzlie is also on facebook."
SouleMama: Tell us about your background. What path led you to the work you do today?
Tracey: I fell in love with the art of knitting in University as a way to deal with stress. Later it became a wonderful creative outlet that merged well with my choice to stay home and look after my children. Three years ago I decided to open my Etsy shop. Grizzlie has grown in ways I could have never imagined. The wonderful part is all the amazing connections I have made with knitters who share my passion for the craft and customers who appreciate my work from all over the globe.
SouleMama: What inspires you?
Tracey: I am inspired by my customers. I love being able to take what colours they choose and design they prefer, and creating something both beautiful and functional. Rustic nature and the simplicity of natural elements such as wood, snow, a walk in the forest, wind rustling through trees comes into play in my pieces also. The wood button has become a popular detail on a Grizzlie piece.
SouleMama: What role does 'handmade' play in our society?
Tracey: I am proud that every aspect of my business is done by me. From choosing the yarn and the designs, to knitting or crocheting the item, to modeling and photographing, and finally packaging and mailing is all done with my own mind, hands and heart. I think in this mass produced world people still cherish handmade and personal touches. They know that a Grizzlie piece took a positive and loving 'journey' to get to them.
For today's giveaway, Grizzlie is generously offering the following gift to TWO winners:
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Sunday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
Your items are beautiful!
Posted by: Holly Hoover
I'm a Valentine, so I've always loved hearty things. Thanks for the chance!
Posted by: Casey
Thank you, Grizzlie!