GIVEAWAY: Oh My! Handmade Holidays Giveaway

handmade holidays giveaway, oh my handmade

The big giveaway day is finally here! Over 30 businesses from as far away as Australia and as close to home as Antigonish, Nova Scotia have contributed items to our Oh My! Handmade Holidays Giveaway.

Iย  thought long and hard about how to put together a creative and exciting giveaway that would give back to our readers and the small businesses who have contributed.ย  But I also wanted to raise awareness about the many causes and organizations that are working to make our world a better place to live- and give back to them in some way.

Mix those ideas together and you get the Oh My! Handmade Holidays Giveaway and two covet worthy gift basket prizes filled with handmade goodness and valued at around $950!

oh my! handmade holidays giveaway designer gift baskets

Here’s how it works-you can enter this giveaway in two ways (and yes you can do both!):


Visit at least two of the participating businesses above and leave a comment here about your favorite shops.

Get 3 extra entries by leaving a separate comment for:

  • Tweeting about this giveaway using the hashtag #ohmyhandmadeholidays and including @ohmyhandmade in your tweet.
  • Posting this giveaway to your Facebook page and tagging @oh my handmade
  • Blogging about this giveaway with a link back to this post-please share the link in your comment.


Do you know of a shelter for women, an environmental group, a organization feeding the hungry, an art program for inner city kids, or another cause that could use a little financial boost?

Here is your chance to nominate up to 5 non-profits, charities or organizations that would benefit from the chance to auction or raffle off one of these prizes as a fundraiser. The winning organization will have the prize shipped directly to them.

To enter your cause simply comment with the name and website of the groups you are nominating. Get all your friends/family/co-workers to nominate the same group to increase their chances of winning!

And the prizes are:


oh my handmade holidays giveaway, designer gift baskets

Gift Basket #1 includes:

Bird & Little Bird Semi-Fantastic Mr Fox pattern from Magpie Patterns

“Smile” Acorn print from Noisette Illustration

$50 gift certificate from Pink Panda Fabrics

$25 gift certificate from Perideau Designs

1 set of 12 Retro Holiday Gift Enclosures from InkSpot Workshop

Silkscreened apron from Sweet Harvey

Ceramic dangle earrings from Redraven Studios

Set of Christmas cards from Sarah + Abraham

Friends for Tea button set + gift tags from Bumpkin Bears & Friends

2 x girls hair accessories from Shabby Lane Boutique

Pair of red crocheted texting gloves from Issa Ino

Set of 16 Thank You cards with coordinating envelopes from Kara Correspondence

Mommy To-Do list from Pixie Chicago

2011 Calendar and gift certificate toward personalized stationery from Bella Paper Goods

10 roll pack of mt washi tape + two handmade sticker sets from Omiyage

Copy of Mable Murple by Sheree Fitch from Nimbus Publishing

Set of two hair clips (penguin & snowflake) from The Bowtique

Gift Certificate from Maken Designs

Set of greeting cards + thank you tags from Sugarstick Parties

Cutie Clip hair barrette from Cute As A Button

Dolphin themed canvas wall art from My Wonderful Walls (the canvas will be shipped directly to the winner because of the delicate nature of the item)

Customizable day planner from The Ideal Planner

Crayon Doodlers + a Color Me 12 Month Calendar from Crayon Couture

Needle felted owl family in nest from O Happy Day Handmade

Bib and burp cloth set in Michael Miller print from Modern Little Ones


oh my handmade holidays giveaway, designer gift baskets

Gift basket #2 includes:

$50 gift certificate from Pink Panda Fabrics

2011 Desk Calendar from Sarah + Abraham

Mommy To-Do list from Pixie Chicago

-Set of 12 Christmas Lights Gift Enclosures from InkSpot Workshop

2 sets of handmade stickers from Omiyage

-Bird & Little Bird Mostly Marvelous Ms. Rabbit pattern from Magpie Patterns

Upcycled wallet from Da-Atis

Notecards, folded labels and thank you tags from Sugarsticks Parties

2 illustrated birthday cards from Bumpkin Bears

2011 calendar from Leen Machine

Set of two hair clips (holiday flower & penguin) from The Bowtique

Deluxe Grab and Go lunch mat with stainless steel cutlery from Pip’n’Milly

BLANKS notes + sticker set from Flutterbye Notes

Holiday notecards and gift tags from Doodle Kreations

Jr. Headband from Cute As A Button

Upcycled dress from New Jersey Knits

Gadzooks the Christmas Goose by Jennifer McGrath Kent + Baby’s Lullaby by Jill Barber from Nimbus Publishing

Crayon Doodlers from Crayon Couture

Small needle felted owl family from O Happy Day Handmade

This giveaway will run from today (December 5th) to December 24th with the winners chosen on Christmas Day and announced with a post on OMHG. The giveaway prizes will be shipped in the first week of January.

By entering this giveaway you are agreeing to the oh my! handmade giveaway policies

Good luck!



  1. Caroline says:

    Wow – this is amazing!!!

    I LOVEd the redraven studios jewelry and the wall murals from my wonderful walls. I also loved the inkspot workshop bicycle gift enclosures – so awesome!

    This is gift giveaway is a dream!!

  2. Valerie says:

    Wow! What a huge giveaway!!
    The aprons over at Sweet Harvey are adorable!! And I can always use some washi tape from Omiyage. So excited about this great giveaway! So much awesomeness!!

  3. vanillabean says:

    Wow! so much to love, where to begin?!?! The foxes screen printed on tea towels really got me from Sweet Harvey… might need to go order some of them! The quilts by Maken are gorgeous! (always wanted to learn how to quilt, maybe I will be inspired now!) and the Sima texting gloves would be well loved by my sister if I could bear to give them as a gift!

  4. Sarah Yuhasz says:

    Love the Modern Color Block Ornament cards from Bella Paper Goods! I also love the crayon doodlers! I am so going to order some of these! <3 them!

  5. Abbeh says:

    Here I am literally foaming at the mouth about the handmade crayons! Look at those adorably cute colors – I hardly use crayons, but I would make an exception for those beauties. And O Happy Day’s felt dollies are adorable – I wonder how long it would take for my cat to eat them ๐Ÿ˜›

    I’m going to link this to my facebook :]

  6. Crysta says:

    This is all so amazing. I am already in love with Magpie – the knits she has in the shop make me want to quit my job and spend the rest of my life knitting gorgeous luxe presents! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Going to each of these shops is going to take me all night, and I can’t wait. ๐Ÿ™‚ Three down, so many more to go!

  7. Sylvia says:

    Woah…everyone of these contributors is awesome!!! If I HAD to pick just one I would say that Pink Panda Fabrics is right up my alley. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

  8. OK – this is an amazing giveaway! I have loved Sarah and Abraham for awhile and have found out about Oh Happy Day Handmade because of the giveaway. They are both so very talented!

    I have also tweeted you and posted your giveaway on my Facebook page!

    my username is @hopelovescards

    Oh and my favorite charity is the Eastern North Carolina chapter of the National MS Society!
    here’s a link to them!

    I’d like to nominate –

  9. Kimberly says:

    I really love office supply type products, so I have to say I love Ideal Planners, Inkspot Workshop, and Pixie Chicago. And my son would love anything from Crayon Couture…how cute!!

  10. Kelly K. says:

    Wow, I am majorly in love with Sweet Harvey! Pink Panda Fabrics, and Magpie Patterns are also up there in the top favorites. All great and generous shops though. Beautiful work!

  11. Becca says:

    What an amazing giveaway!! i dont know how to choose a favorite — I definitely need/want the day planner from the Ideal Planner and LOVE the dresses from New Jersey Knits! So cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I especially love her “my mom rocks” one!)

  12. Becca says:

    We run a mentoring program for a ministry called Vision Atlanta mentoring ( and there’s one family we work with who could REALLY use some love and cheering up this year . . . I would LOVE the chance to offer them this gift!

  13. Karrie says:

    The baskets looks amazing! There are so many great shops to choose from! I particularly love the crochet glovs from Issa Ino and everthing from Sugarsticks Parties! Merry Christmas and good luck to all! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity to enter for these fab prizes!

  14. Tia Thomas says:

    I LOVE anything by Sugarstick Parties! I have followed them on facebook for several months and they have such great designs! I also really love the items in Isso Ino’s store – the red texting gloves are just what I need! I have been wanting some anyway!

  15. Lorie Smith says:

    I love the “I’m a Pepper” dress from New Jersey Knits and I also like the Crayon Doodlers from Crayon Couture! ๐Ÿ™‚ AWESOME giveaways!


  16. Laura Lebedev says:

    I love the unique designs of Cheryl Leung’s Pink Panda Fabrics, and as a mom of twins find Sarah Tams sarah + abraham personalized gifts fun and useful!

  17. Tracy says:

    I love them all – especially Sarah and Abraham and Pixie Chicago! ๐Ÿ™‚

    What a great givewaway – I am posting on FB for sure – thanks!

  18. Cinnamon says:

    Magpie Patterns has always been one of my favorite places to browse, and I am quite smitten with the beautiful felt pieces by O Happy Day Handmade. They’re just lovely and would fit just perfectly in my little one’s stocking!

  19. Francesco says:

    My girlfriend really like everything made by Omiyage and Redraven studios, so I absolutely need to win the basket or this is not going to be an happy Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜›

  20. Dorte says:

    Oh, what a giveaway!!!!
    I love the Omiyage and the Pink Panda Fabrics especially…. and could spend the whole day exploring them all in detail!!!

  21. Can I nominate a Danish organization?

    The Danish Society for the chronic illness Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome could use a portion of goodies for the raffle at the annual meet-up in May;
    the tombola is one of our ways to get a bit of extra funding, and it is usually great fun for all the participants, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ And such a basket of fun, colour and play would really spice up our winnings – and provide laughs and creativity for EDS’ers of all ages, too.

  22. Krystal says:

    Love the New Jersey Knits and Sugarstick Parties! Though it was tough to narrow down, some awesome companies involved!!!
    krysalston (at)

  23. tiffany says:

    i adore pink panda fabrics, and would LOVE a copy of the new mable murple book for my daughter (can’t find it in the states yet). magpie patterns are super too. thanks for the chance… fingers and toes are crossed!

  24. chris says:

    i know my wife would love any fabric from pink panda and she’s always talking about how much she loves inkspot workshop! this would be a great surprise for her!

  25. Amy Ellis says:

    Lovely stuff! I know that there is a great nonprofit called Utah Kares for Kids that could always use some lovelies for the little ones. Thanks for the chance!

  26. Kendrah Kidd says:

    I would like to nominate CHERUBS – the Association for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness, Research & Family Support.

    This is an amazing group of people, created and run by families affected by CDH. My son was diagnosed with this condition & his life taken by it after 10 hours of life. There is no known cause for CDH.

    This would help CHERUBS to raise much needed funds for families & research.

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  27. Christi P says:

    The fabric from Pink Panda is my favorite and I also love the items on Sugarstick Parties. You are doing a great service with your donation idea…that is what makes Christmas so special, helping those in need!
    Thank you!

  28. a.e.miller says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I’m still a fan of a paper calendar, so the one from Ideal Planner definitely catches my eye. KaraCorrespondence’s materials look very nice, too, and I’m all for supporting a fellow Etsy seller!

  29. Kirsten Doucette says:

    commented already praising Pip N Milly,

    though I’d love to wn myself, I think if I won it I might auction it off to raise money for a local family whose son has just been diagnosed with Leukemia.

  30. Muffinhead says:

    Thanks for turning me on to Pink Panda Fabrics!!! I love their stuff… my husband will be “happy” to hear that I’m eagerly awaiting some fresh new fabric to add to my ever-growing stash. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also love, love, love Sara + Abraham… I may need to build a second supply closet after this.

  31. gosh so many gorgeous things, it’s hard to really choose. i have fallen madly in love with sweetharvey. the skilscreened robot is awesome. and crayon couture is so very cool. and perideau designs. so many wonderful things to buy from there. though i love the grocery shopping list organizer. sigh.

  32. Rhia says:

    Oh! I am so looking forward to getting hold of Gadzooks the Christmas Goose from Nimbus, such a great little publisher.

    And I can’t believe the adorable fabrics from Pink Panda! Something else to add to my bookmarks for when the wee one actually gives me time to sew again.

  33. Stephanie Douglas says:

    Great idea to have all the different ways to enter this giveaway. Beautiful products would love to have them for myself and for family.

    The organization I would like to nominate is the Halifax Refugee Clinic. It would be awesome for someone coming here with nothing to receive something beautiful.

  34. Stephanie Douglas says:

    PS – There isn’t anything I wouldn’t love to have or to share with others from Pink Panda Fabrics to Inkspot. Have passed this link to co-workers at ISIS and anyone else who will listen.

  35. Stephanie Douglas says:

    Other organizations I would like to nominate:
    AIDS Coalition NS –
    Phoenix Youth Programs:
    Coalition for Kids:

  36. Alicia says:

    I love everything in Sarah + Abraham’s shop! I just bought some cute teacher notecards. I also love the Elf Laundry notecards from leenmachine… so cute!

  37. Melissa Irvin says:

    Inkspot Workshop is always a favorite. And you have just introduced me to Sweet Harvey – LOVE and O Happy Handmade – I want the needle felted owl family!! I love owls and needle felting, just wish I knew how to do it!

    Thank you for the opportunity! Merry Christmas!

  38. Liz Barnes says:

    I love Redraven’s jewelry. Such detailed, beautiful pieces.

    Crayon Couture has the most unique homemade items. I little girls , who are preschool age, would go CRAZY if I showed them this site. When I need a gift that is like no other, I’ll be shopping with Crayon Couture.

    I love the idea of one-stop shopping at Sugarsticks Parties.

    Pink Panda fabrics not only has amazing selection, but also great prices. I was like a kid in a candy store, going thru all the fabrics.

    I’ve also added a comment on my facebook page, tagging Oh My! Handmade.

    Best of luck, all.

    Thanks so much for this AMAZING give-away! What awesome prizes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Merry Christmas!

  39. Lisa Craven says:

    I love the Rainbow Baby Quilt & wine holders at Maken Designs, the Garden Roses Personalized Note Cards at Leen Machine, and the Christmas Greeting Cards- Elves at work – 5 cards from Doodle Creations. Everyone has such lovely things in their shops!

  40. Di Childs says:

    I’m loving the gorgeous designs of the Holiday Party Invitation sets at InkSpot Workshop, and the fantastic bright colourful Doodlers at Crayon Couture.

  41. Jie says:

    This is such a nice a giveaway… I would definitely love to give those to my girlfriend.and she’s into papergoods so she would definitely love inkspot and Sarah+Abraham…

  42. Kelly K. says:

    I would like to nominate the Allegan Animal Shelter. My sister-in-law runs the shelter and is expecting her first baby in March and won’t be returning to work after that. The shelter is VERY short on cash and she doesn’t know if they will even replace her after she is gone. She has been crying over what will happen when she leaves. This basket would be such a wonderful last thing she could give to the place she loves so much. She would do a lot of good with it for all those animals!

  43. Amanda says:

    Wow..what a great idea!!! And what great talent..I love the wallet from Da-Atis and the bibs and burp cloths at Modern Little One…but I think this would be an amazing gift for a non-profit organization called Calicinto Ranch who work with the Children of Prisoners in Southern California.

  44. Erin says:

    I love the screen print scarves from Sweet Harvey, especially the Garden Print. I also adore the Silhouttes personalized art prints by sarah + abraham. So many talented people.

  45. gisele loiselle says:

    my gosh, what a giveaway. I love the pink panda fabrics, they are so colorful and detailed. I also adore Omyage because i have a weakness for japanese paper. Thank you for the chance to win….

  46. Amy says:

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I love Bella Paper Goods and Bumpkin Bears and Friends. There are so many amazing businesses involved though. Very hard to pick only 2!

  47. Carmen says:

    Thanks for such an innovative giveaway!

    For my own chance to win, I declare my love for Pink Panda Fabrics and Omiyage — way to go, Canadian businesses!

    For organizations that I think could really use the prizes, I nominate:

    Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto:

    Markham Public Library (which consists of six branches):

    Sketch – Toronto Art Studio for Street Youth:

    Thanks so much again!:)

  48. sarah m. says:

    fab giveaway! i learned of so many new shops through your list of goodies!

    i adore pink panda fabrics & her selection – she’s my go to for fabric ๐Ÿ™‚ the crayon doodlers and 12 month color-me calendar would be an adorable gift for my little girl… love love love the upcycled dresses from jersey knits!

  49. Evelyn Jones says:

    What a great basket!

    I’d also like to nominate Friends for Refugees ( a non-political community group that brought a family from a Syrian refugee camp to live in Halifax.


  50. Liz MacBeth says:

    Wow What a great idea and what nice items in the basket!
    I would also like to nominate Friends For Refugees because of the amazing spirit of the family this organization brought to Halifax from a refugee camp in Syria.
    Thank you!

  51. muffinhead says:

    By the way, I posted this on my Facebook profile last week as well!

    I’d also like to nominate an environmental non-profit in Nova Scotia called the Ecology Action Centre. They do amazing work, and with the economy as it is, funding is tight. Having this as an auction item could be a huge help!

  52. Jane says:

    Oh, good grief! To choose just two among these lovelies in a task in itself! I especially am drawn to the Inskspot creations and the Pink Panda fabrics. Both are new to me and are creativity inspiring. Thanks for the chance-

  53. Rahel says:

    I like “Sweet Harvey”- especially those lovely shawls! And “Magpie Patterns” has also nice stuff.
    That’s the ones I like the best so far- I will go on to explore the other links too.

  54. Amy says:

    I absolutely love the animal patterns from Magpie Patterns and the acorn print from Noisette. Everything is wonderful, and any one thing from either of these baskets would put a smile on my face.

  55. courtney says:

    Oh my — how to pick just 2 favorites!?? I love all of this!! However, I have loved Sarah + Abraham for a while now, and my heart went aflutter when I saw the ADORABLE prints at Bumpkin Bears & Friends! Pick me! Pick me!

  56. Sarah says:

    wow, the scope of this giveaway is truly awe- inspiring!!

    it was very difficult to choose my favorite shops. the texting gloves from issaino ( are all the rage and would come in handy since i text constantly! i am always in need of new supplies for crafting up and pink panda fabrics ( sells Kokka and some of my other favorite fabric lines as well, so a gift certificate to their shop would me amazing.

    wish me luck folks!

  57. Sissy says:

    These are all wonderful stores, some I knew about and several I didn’t. I have my eye on several patterns at Magpie patterns and Sarah + Abraham is a great shop as well. Great looking baskets, thanks for you hard work!

  58. Trunte says:

    I love “Bumpkin Bear ” because she is so amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚
    “Sarah + Abraham” because they have some fantastic artwork. And “pink panda fabrics” because I love colored fabric!
    OHH MY! it’s amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Jennifer says:

    What a fantastic bunch of goodies you have put together, and I love the “pay it forward” idea of helping out needy charities over the holidays, well done!
    I have been cruising the vendors sites and having a great time seeing how talented they all are! Sweet Harvey has a jersey scarf that I have a feeling I will be purchasing shortly, and the adorable alphabet shaped crayons at Crayon Couture would help my little kiddo learn her letters and doodle at the same time!
    Thanks so much for sharing these great vendors. Merry Christmas!

  60. Steph VW says:

    My hometown of St. George, New Brunswick was recently flooded when the area received over 170mm of rain. The Maguagadavic River, which runs through town, was higher than it has ever been in living memory. I’ve been sitting, high and dry in my home in Nova Scotia, looking at photos of friends’ homes under water.

    I’m planning to send donations home with my dad after the holidays:

  61. kerri says:

    They are all so super lovely, I have just spent precious “getting ready for the dinner tonight” time checking them out.I Sweet Harvey (love the name) and magpie patterns are my faves.

  62. heather says:

    i nominate the shambhala school in halifax, ns to receive one of these baskets! they do amazing things with our children their and i’m always impressed with the artistic skills acquired and inspired through their activities and level of engagement.

  63. Crystal says:

    There are soooo many worthy causes! I would love to auction/raffle the box off for an upcoming event on my blog to benefit a family who is in great need bc of medical expenses. I’m putting the even together hush hush until the event runs as a surprise gift to the family. I would love to email ANYONE interested more information!

    Crystal at domesticbutnotmartha dot com

  64. dana says:

    what an amazing giveaway!! i am in love with the plush art custom invites from oh happy day! sweet harvey is a new favorite from their aprons to their all their robots!

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