Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Giveaway: Handmade Letters

  Giveaway is now closed.  Winner is #5, Heather of Heather’s Hutch!

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LoveLettersbyDina is a new Etsy shop, opened by a young mom who is very artistic and loves to create.  Dina lives in Israel, not far from Caesarea (doesn’t that sound exotic?  To me, Caesarea is a place in the Bible).  She works in her studio, which she says is “located in a small village, at home, with a nice yard, a cat and a dog…”.  And a baby.  Isn’t this adorable and idyllic?

 

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Dina graduated from Bezalel academy of arts and design, Jerusalem, as a Illustrator-designer. She is foremost a painter and sells original portraits and artwork in her other shop DachaStudio, but opened LoveLetterByDina because “I really like folk stuff, and I enjoy "painting" letters with different designs, patterns and textures. My inspiration is folk art, books, fairy tales, textile and ornaments. At the moment I am working on a Hebrew alphabet too, with plans for other languages (Russian, German etc.. including symbols and more). I will offer soon printed signs for home decor and greeting cards.”

She puts a lot of beautiful detail into each letter.  She makes different sets, such as the whole alphabet (you get the whole thing, plus a couple of symbols; I just cropped it for size).  This one is in Vivid colors.alphabet

The magnets are prints - reproduced from original oil pastels paintings, mounted on magnet-board (a bit flexible).  Each letter is 1.5” square, and can be rearranged however you like.  This set of “I Love You” is in the Indian Summer colors.

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She also has Black and White, as below, and Orange and Brown and Golden Brown colorways.

 

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For the giveaway, Dina is offering a set of four letters spelling “Love”, using a heart as the letter O, in your choice of colorway. Update 2/16: since so many of you have said “Home” is your favorite, Dina says the winner can choose either “Love” or “Home”! 

For all the colorway choices, you can look at Dina’s alphabets.

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To enter:

  1. Visit Dina’s shop, and come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite item.
  2. Tweet about it and leave a separate comment here.
  3. Post it on your FB page and leave a separate comment here.

Giveaway will be open through Sunday at 11:59 pm central, with winner announced Monday.

16 comments:

hawkeyejlp said...

I love the golden brown alphabet magnets...they would match my kitchen. Great giveaway, thanks for showing off the shop. I've "hearted" it now.

Annie said...

I like the vivid colors alphabet magnets. These are so unique!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love the Indian Summer Alphabet. So beautiful!

laughwithusblog said...

These are beautiful. I love her story...

Heather said...

I love the "home" letters.

Daniele said...

LOVE the...Alphabet magnets - Vivid colors, handpainted original design influenced by folk art & decorations. Thanks!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

These are lovely! I like the HOME letters a lot.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

She does beautiful work, Holly. The HOME magnets are so pretty. :)

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

These are so unique.I love them all!

LightheartedinTexas said...

Love, love, love the vivid alphabet!
Great give-away.

Kim said...

Having just bought a new home, I love the Home magnets!!

Karen At Home said...

I love the "Home" letters, so adorable!

Karen At Home said...

Just tweeted about the giveaway and copied @homebodyholly!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

I love the HOME magnets.

Cindy Brick said...

I went and looked at her Etsy shop...but the blue and white home magnets are singing to me.

Cindy Brick said...

posted on my Facebook page, as well!