Monday, January 24, 2011

GIVEAWAY: shop credit to Goose + Trisser!!!

i've always been so fascinated by embroidery work - especially when it goes beyond grandma's favorite quotes (nothing wrong with that, of course). rachel's delicate and colorful handiwork pieces are some of my favorite kinds of embroidery work out there. the background patterns are whimsical and the colorful words are a sweet treat. see for yourself, friend!

meet rachel.


get to know her and her precious family 
through her blog
(i love her baby's name. Bird. so cute, right?!)


and you won't want to miss out 
her beautiful shop


Tell us about YOU, the brains and artist behind your shop and blog.

I'm a late 20-something wife to T, and mother of a one year old beauty, Bird, who gave me the inspiration for my first shop item that has just spiraled into Goose and Trisser. I foolishly moved back from Southern California after two fun years of great weather and good times, back to my forever home in Southeast Michigan. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I used to spend my days doing advertising, and now I spend them with my Bird, napping when she naps, playing when she plays and creating in the wee hours. Rounding out my days, I make time for my husband who loves my hair brained schemes and is unconditionally supportive, which is great cause I have a lot of those.

Is there a story behind your shop's unique name? 

The name of my shop comes from my husband and I's nicknames for each other. I am known as the Brown Goose and he is just my Trisser. Lucky for me, we are the only pair out there and the name stuck!

I love the unique designs of your products.
Where do you get your inspiration? 

I am inspired by so many talented people in my everyday life and those that I am continually happening upon on the interwebs. I pull from good memories that I have, things I want to give to my friends and family, and random things I think just might work.

 What do you look most forward 
to in the new year? 

In the new year, I'm excited for my little family to grow, perhaps, for my shop to continue to be inspired by the beauty and community around me and to really enjoy all the moments I am given.

If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why?

I really don't have any one place that I would like to go or see. I always get stumped by this question. I've been to Italy and it was amazing and beautiful. I don't really have a want to go to Africa and see the "homeland" or anything. I want to go to London, but doesn't everyone. I really love Canada but its my neighbor to the North and I feel like I should pick a more far away place. So I guess my answer is a bit of every where, I have a wanderlust for all the world.

{giveaway}



so guess what today's sweet giveaway includes?
if you've been drooling over these incredible, unique pieces like me,
you will LOVE what rachel is offering one lucky Much Love, illy reader!

{$15 credit to use towards any of the lovelies in her shop}

did you wipe that drool off your face, yet?

how to enter:
 (counts as ONE entry so be sure to do both!)
1. be a public follower of Much Love, illy 
2. visit Rachel's shop and comment with your favorite item 

extra entries:
(separate each action into individual comments to count)
1. follow the Goose + Trisser blog 
2. heart Rachel's shop
3. follow @gooseandtrisser via twitter
4. follow @muchloveilly via twitter
5. tweet about the giveaway 
(include @gooseandtrisser and @muchloveilly so we can track your tweet) 

can't wait to see if you won?
use the coupon code MUCHLOVE for a 10% discount off of your entire order.
code applies for the entire month of January. you have a week left so hurry! 

 Giveaway closes at midnight, Sunday January 30th
Open to US and International Readers!
The winner will be announced on Monday, January 31st.

[happy giveaway day, friend.]

86 comments:

  1. I'm a follower! And I like the "Eat Vocabulary Hoop!

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  2. I'm of course a follower. I would buy her Sing Vocabulary Hoop! It's so adorable.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  3. And now I heart Rachel's shop!

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  4. I love the Stormy Night one! And I'm a follower of your blog :)

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  5. I follow you on Twitter :) @asjchae

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  6. I like the "because I love you" stitched card.

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  7. i follow you on twitter @miss_0livia

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  8. I love the California State Love Hoop Scene one! I'm a follower via GFC! :D

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  9. Of course I'm a follower of your fab blog. My fave item from her shop is that golden yellow belt. LOVE THAT!

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  10. I heart her shop on etsy.

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  11. I follow you on twitter.

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  12. I follow @gooseandtrisser on twitter.

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  13. Oh I can't decide on my favorite! I would love one of my home state of SC, but I also love the storm cloud and one of the monogrammed hankies... such a difficult choice!

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  14. I follow you on twitter!

    *kate

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  15. I follow goose and trisser on twitter too!

    *kate

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  16. My favorite in her shop is the Custom Family Crest !
    Soooo cute!

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  17. I follow you! My fav item is the Listen vocabulary hoop.

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  18. What a great giveaway..I totally love the eat-hoop and it would go into my kitchen:) Fingers crossed and wish you a lovely MOnday,sweetie
    Kisses

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  19. I am a follower and I love the Stormy Skies hoop. I am a sucker for blues and water themes though.

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  20. I am a follower! And I love the eat hoop- it would look great in my kitchen!

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  21. I totally agree with the other comments, i love the eat hoop.

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  22. aww yay! i just met rachel on the interwebs and because we live so close to each other, i think we will be meeting in person soon! :)

    i'm a follower of your blog!

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  23. i really like the Ruffle Puffle Hoop scene - it's got great texture (and i love my ruffles)

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  24. i follow you, my dear, on twitter

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  25. Definitely a follower! And I <3 the Home Vocabulary Hoop!

    Thank you!

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  26. Ohhhh I love the Sunny Sward one! So so cute! What a great share and so glad I stumbled upon your blog. Lovely pictures annnnd outfits, you're so cute! Can't wait to read more!

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  27. of course i follow your blog! and i LOVE the Yes, Michigan - State Love four inch (4") hoop scene... for obvious reasons!!

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  28. i follow goose and trisser on twitter!!

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  29. i tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/29792049725186048

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  30. Following your blog!

    I adore Stormy Night Embroidery Hoop Scene

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Following the Goose + Trisser blog!


    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I hearted Rachel's shop! (oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Following @gooseandtrisser via twitter!(@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Following @muchloveilly via twitter!

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/29804166348021760

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I am a follower and I love the Listen Vocabulary Hoop!!

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  37. I Hearted the Goose and Trisser Shop!! It really is a great shop!

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  38. Plus!! I am now a follower of her blog!


    Mark
    www.youllseeitmatters.blogspot.com

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  39. Love her work! can't wait to go check it out

    xo

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  40. yay! I love embroidery :) The Sunny Sward is so cute, its my favorite.

    Yaay for giveaways! Don't forget that Friday is the last day to enter mine (:

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  41. what incredible work! i would take the store credit and use it towards a state love hoop scene... although i don't know how i'll choose between california, iowa, and illinois - the three states i've been lucky to call home :)
    thanks for the great giveaway and for introducing me to good & trisser!
    -kait

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  42. p.s. newest follower of goose + trisser blog ~

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  44. How cute is that "Sing" vocab hoop. Following!

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  45. oh gosh... I think i left a comment but didn't follow the giveaway guidelines! I am a follower (of course!) and please hand over the Ruffle Puffle Immediately!

    thanks.
    xo
    Kirby

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  46. I adore the Cali state hoop! It's where I live :)

    xo
    Taylor

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  47. follower & i like the because I heart you single stitch card :)

    Just Better Together
    come check out my giveaway

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  48. following goose+trisser's blog :)
    Thanks for the chances!

    Just Better Together
    come check out my giveaway

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  49. I love the Sunny Sward! it is just so stinkin happy lookin! It lightens up a room :]

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  50. I'm a follower of goose+trissers blog!

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  51. follower of MLI & my fave is the sunny sward. so fun!

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  52. follow goose + trisser on twitter

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  53. love the Giraffe print cotton fabric belt! so cute

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  54. I just became a follower, courtesy of Sydney at The Daybook. I LOVE your blog. So cute and fun to read [plus, I love to read, so I'm taking note of your current book obsessions]. If I could pick any creation from Rachel's shop it would be the Valentine's Day Idea [Michigan]. I'm currently living 1000+ miles away from Michigan, where I'm from, and missing it immensely. I love the simplicity of her design and it would be so cute & comforting to have that hanging in my home. :]

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  55. I just discovered you through Kendi's giveaway! I love your poppies!

    I follow you now!

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  56. I like the Cali love hoop

    (I would love to get one with the heart over where I'm from in CA!)

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  57. I (now) follow goose+trisser's blog.

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  58. & I favorited gooseandtrisser on etsy :)

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  59. I'm a follower and I love the Sing hoop!

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  60. I also follow you on Twitter (@jenphotonerd)

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  61. Following the Goose and Trisser blog :)

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  62. Hearted Rachel's shop :)

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  63. Following Rachel on Twitter (@jenphotonerd)

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  64. I'm a follower! I also love the state hoops, but I live in a boring, square state! The vocab hoops are so fun too!

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  65. I follow you on Twitter :)
    @ariannapatrick

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  66. I just love the "Sing" hoop! So cute and perfect. I'm also a follower of your blog. :)

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  67. I'm following the Goose + Trisser blog.

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  68. I'm following @gooseandtrisser on Twitter. (@SingNightingale)

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  69. I'm following @muchloveilly on Twitter. (@SingNightingale)

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  70. I just tweeted about the giveaway. :) (@SingNightingale)

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