Palmetto Handmade Updates + First Giveaway!

IMG_2171The giveaway is now finished. Thanks for all of the hearty participation!
I’ve been busy putting some great new fabric into action in the sewing room. This weekend I added several new small purses into Palmetto Handmade at Etsy and hope to add more in the next week or so. I’ve been designing some other quilts and baby gift sets, too, and hope to put them in the shop in the next 2-3 weeks!

I used to sell these small purses as “Verse Purses,” but now I am listing them as small purses with the option to add a Verse Purse Card Pack for a few additional dollars in the store. That way people can buy the purses without the cards if they want.

Olive Manna
Natalie Jost is one of those friends I “met online” that I wish I could hang out and work with on a regular basis! I actually met her through a Christian web design community, but we share a mutual passion for so many other things. She loves Jesus and has been a good friend to me over the last couple of years. I wish we lived near each other so that we could get our families together and go crafty crazy, but it’s probably for the better because we’d certainly be dangerous if left alone with our tools and hundreds of project ideas!

I’m excited to share that Natalie has designed these fabrics for me to use for the purses! I’ve had it on my cutting table for a few weeks in hopes that I would have the chance to sew with it. Natalie is a fantastic graphic and web designer with a love for color and fresh concepts. Her business is Olive Manna, and she runs an Olive Manna Etsy Store selling items featuring her original designs. You’ll definitely need to check out her affordable and practical products!

I’ve never hosted a giveaway on my blog before now, but I’m excited to offer a free Verse Purse to one of my readers this week in conjunction with the new line of purses in my shop! Just leave a comment on this post indicating which Verse Purse card topic you would like if you win (click here for topics), and I will draw for a winner after midnight Wednesday, July 8th!

*** update: Natalie’s throwing in a 20% off coupon for Olive Manna to the winner. Yay! ***


64 Responses to “Palmetto Handmade Updates + First Giveaway!”

  1. Rachel Baxter on July 6th, 2009 10:53 am

    Thanks for doing a give away. I love your verse purses. If I win I would like Phillippians. Hope you guys are well!! Our third one should be here in the next couple of weeks!

  2. Michelle on July 6th, 2009 11:09 am

    OOOOH! Love the new designs. They are beautiful. I think I would like Marriage or Childbirth/Labor?? Which one?? I can’t choose. If I win I will let you pick for me. I absolutely love my verse purse. I am almost through the first chapter of Philippians and it has been such a wonderful spiritual journey.

  3. Anna G on July 6th, 2009 11:30 am

    These are just lovely! I am new to your blog and have just visited your shop. You have some very cute things. If I won I think I would like the Joy cards.

  4. Michelle on July 6th, 2009 11:36 am

    I’m posting an update/link to your blog for your give-away!

  5. Keren on July 6th, 2009 11:41 am

    Ooo!! I was excited to see changes, and I hadn’t seen the childbirth cards before. Since I’m due in late October, I think I would definitely like those! :)

  6. Rebecca on July 6th, 2009 12:43 pm

    So exciting! These are adorable and I would love to win. If I were to win, I would like the marriage cards! Wish I had known about the childbirth/labor ones before I had my little one this past February. Will have to keep them in mind in case there is ever a next time! :)

  7. Kristi on July 6th, 2009 1:23 pm

    Thanks for the interest in the childbirth cards, everyone! They were not my idea (many of the cards are not my ideas)! One of my customers came up with that pack, and there are some really great passages in there!

  8. Amanda on July 6th, 2009 2:14 pm

    I love your verse purses! such a cute idea. I would really like the marriage one if I win. My best friend is getting married and I would love to give them to her. :)

  9. Streuselmama on July 6th, 2009 2:48 pm

    These are really lovely! Thank you for offering something so beautiful as a giveaway. If I won, I would love either the Peace cards, or the Alphabet ones to share with my little ones.

  10. Laura W on July 6th, 2009 3:17 pm

    I’ve been wanting one of your verse purses since I started doing the James challenge :) So I would love to win James! Thanks!!

  11. Ralph on July 6th, 2009 3:41 pm

    I’d like to play.
    Friendship is a topic I like.

  12. Cynthia on July 6th, 2009 3:43 pm

    What a thoughtful giveaway. I’ve been meaning to purchase some of these verse purses for a while, and still intend to someday (soon!). I’d love the Alphabet Verses for Children pack if I won. :)

  13. Andrea on July 6th, 2009 4:06 pm

    Kristi, enter me!! I would love the “James” verses!

  14. Ashlee on July 6th, 2009 4:15 pm

    Hey Kristi!
    I would like the Alphabet verses for children!
    What a great giveaway!

  15. sherri on July 6th, 2009 4:24 pm

    I would love the marriage verses!

  16. Polly Davies on July 6th, 2009 5:04 pm

    I stumbled across your blog today and have emerged in it for the last hour!!! Your verse purses are beautful and if I won I would love the marriage verses.

    Polly x x

  17. ohbrooke on July 6th, 2009 5:16 pm

    Tomorrow is my birthday, and I’m feeling *lucky*! The etsy site is down now, but I love these purses!

  18. Stacey on July 6th, 2009 5:42 pm

    How cool! I’ve been eyeing your verse purses for a long time, and would love to win one! I would love the one on childbirth/labor.

  19. Leah Miller on July 6th, 2009 5:44 pm

    Yay! I didn’t know you were doing one on childbirth/labor and of course with the impending birth of baby Mason Luke, I would love to have one of those! I miss you guys!

  20. tracey on July 6th, 2009 6:08 pm

    Hi Kristi,

    I discovered your verse purses on Sara Janssen’s site, and just adore them! You and Sara (and many other amazing ladies out there) are such an inspiration to me – thank you! If I were the lucky one pulled from the hat, I’d choose the Peace theme with the Blue Petal pattern.

    Blessings to you and all you do.

  21. Alesha Brittain Goodlett on July 6th, 2009 6:14 pm

    so much fun! i love your stuff. i’m gonna say the childbirth/labor or the alphabet for my precious baby as it grows.

  22. Dawn on July 6th, 2009 6:21 pm

    I would love one of your verse purses.
    The James set would be much appreciated.
    Thank you!
    …and congratulations in advance to the blessed person who wins this generous giveaway!
    Grace and peace,
    Dawn @ 4:53 am

  23. Beth on July 6th, 2009 6:23 pm

    I’ve been wanting to buy one of your verse purses for a while now! If I’m the lucky winner, I’d choose the James set :) Thanks!

  24. Kim @ Everything Etsy on July 6th, 2009 7:52 pm

    I left a post on your friend’s blog too! Love the umbrella fabric…too cute! Thanks so much!

  25. Heather A. on July 6th, 2009 7:53 pm

    Super cool idea…I would love the alphabet set for kids!

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  27. angela on July 6th, 2009 8:58 pm

    I would love the James set. This is a great giveaway. =)

  28. Leah on July 6th, 2009 9:01 pm

    Hey kristi!!! i would like to collect ALL of them, but specifically the ones on humility, childbirth or marriage:)

  29. Lenae on July 6th, 2009 9:32 pm

    Hurray for giveaways and fun new Etsy stuff! If I win, I’d love the pack on childbirth/labor; I’ve got 10 weeks ’til #3 is due! :D

  30. Cee S. on July 6th, 2009 9:50 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love the pack of alphabet verses. Thank you so much :)

  31. Allison on July 6th, 2009 11:21 pm

    Yeah just in time for your giveaway! I love those purses what a dang cute idea! I would choose the friendship, or faith, or any of them. :) Love your fabric choices too! Thanks for stopping by and linking -Allison

  32. sara on July 6th, 2009 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would probably go for the james set, but I am very interested in the childbirth set, so I guess it’s a toss up!

  33. valerie2350 on July 6th, 2009 11:35 pm

    Joy :)

  34. Emily on July 6th, 2009 11:56 pm

    I love the alphabet verses for chidren! Ohhh..I hope I win :)

  35. Michele on July 7th, 2009 12:31 am

    What a wonderful idea to help one memorize Scripture! I would love to have a collection on joy… wow, I can imagine all the places I would be able to use your verse purse!

  36. Debra on July 7th, 2009 12:52 am

    Adorable purses, hard choice … so I’d let you pick from the three that sound great to me … ABC’s for kids, faith or grace!

  37. Kimberly on July 7th, 2009 9:30 am

    I have admired these purses for awhile now. I’m doing the James challenge from “walk slowly, live wildly”. I’d love a James pack. love these!!

  38. Mermaid2x on July 7th, 2009 9:55 am

    What a clever idea and so very charming. I would love FAITH cards if I should win.

  39. Michelle on July 7th, 2009 10:13 am

    I love the fabric of the verse purse and the idea of having the verses available in the palm of your hand..i would like a pack on marriage if i win :D

  40. krista on July 7th, 2009 10:24 am

    Thanks for sharing! I’d say JOY if I win. :)

  41. Penny on July 7th, 2009 11:05 am

    I’d love the Grace verse purse! I love constantly being reminded of Grace!

  42. Kristin on July 7th, 2009 12:54 pm

    So hard to choose just one – they are all such great topics. If I had to choose though it would probably be JOY. I have been having a negative attitude lately and am working to turn that around. JOY cards would help.

  43. Sarah V. on July 7th, 2009 1:09 pm

    Oh, I LOVE your verse purses! If I had to choose, I would probably choose marriage. :)

  44. eric Sparks on July 7th, 2009 2:03 pm

    Do you make these for men? hehe

  45. Katherine on July 7th, 2009 2:17 pm

    Hi! I’d love the Proverbs 31 ones. So the connections continue, My Friend. I just ordered from Natalie online and loved the products I got (small pads and shopping list notebook). The world is shrinking!! It was so good to see you at Carrie’s wedding. My, how time has flown by.

  46. SillyGooseMama on July 7th, 2009 3:15 pm

    What a fabulous idea! I like GRACE, I need so much more of God’s grace:)

  47. karri on July 7th, 2009 3:25 pm

    i love
    i would pick
    proverbs 31
    what a fabulous giveaway!

  48. MacKenzie on July 7th, 2009 5:19 pm

    Oh, I would love a Peace pack…who doesn’t need a little more peace in their life.

  49. Misty on July 7th, 2009 5:20 pm

    I am about to celebrate my 10 year anniversary with my husband. I think the marriage verse purse would be great a token to have!

  50. Tricia Z on July 8th, 2009 9:06 am

    I think that I would like the friendship or humility verses. Thank you!

  51. Suyai on July 8th, 2009 12:12 pm

    I would love the “Alphabet Verses for Children” one. thank you so much for this giveaway!

  52. Claire on July 8th, 2009 1:15 pm

    Hi Kristi – this is such a neat idea! I’d love to have the faith verse purse. I think it would serve as a great reminder that He is in control, even in the tough situations.

  53. Heidi on July 8th, 2009 3:06 pm

    This is a great idea! Hard to narrow down a certain topic to choose from. I would have to say either the Proverbs 31 or James. Thanks!

  54. sara b. on July 8th, 2009 3:16 pm

    thanks for the chance!! : ) i would love to have the marriage verses or proverbs 31 ones. these are so cute, thanks for doing the give-away!!

  55. Darcy on July 8th, 2009 10:36 pm

    I would love peace, joy or heaven- the first 2 because I long for more of both in my life. The latter because hoping for it should help me have both more peace and joy!

  56. Denise on July 8th, 2009 11:04 pm

    The friendship verse cards sound interesting.
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  57. emily on July 8th, 2009 11:31 pm

    i would love hte one on marriage adn I love the Doily Orange print! So wonderful!

  58. Amy on July 9th, 2009 12:18 am

    I would like the grace or friendship verses. Thanks!

  59. Lynita Aldrich on July 9th, 2009 12:43 am

    I love the website and love the verse purses. If my name is chosen I would like the faith verses. Thanks!!!

  60. Liliana on July 9th, 2009 2:01 pm

    Hi Kristi,

    Please enter me in this giveaway.

    BTW, you have a beautiful blog.

    Have an awesome day,

  61. Tara on July 9th, 2009 10:54 pm

    Hi Kristi,
    Love your creations! If I win, I’d like either the joy verses or the ones from Philippians—you pick. Thanks!

  62. Jessica Poppe on July 10th, 2009 2:10 pm

    Wow, what a great giveaway. As a birth doula I would love a verse purse on childbirth/labor.

  63. Leslie on July 10th, 2009 2:57 pm

    Hello and thanks for offering the contest. I came by way of Natalie Jost’s site, just thought you’d like to know.

    If I win, I’d like the Blue Petal Party if you still have some fabric for it, if not, then the Spring Picnic – Umbrellas. I just noticed that is limited also. So, just in case then the Red Floral or the French Country Beige would be nice. I would like the Romans 8 verses. Thank you for the contest!

  64. Sarah on July 13th, 2009 6:31 pm

    Hello- I love this idea- I would like the peace verses a lot. Thank you so much!

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