22.11.10

hi everyone - I hope your weekend was enjoyable - john and I spending long days working away - feeling good about our progress. So I mentioned this month is the celebration of eight years of bookhou and that I would celebrate with a week of giveaways - a token of my appreciation for your kindness and support. I was taking a trip down memory lane thinking about my own journey into making handmade goods. I remember always being a maker and when I decided to make things to sell I was a teenager making jewellery to sell to my friends and when I first started selling to shops I did stationery goods and soon after that I started to incorporate sewing and then screen printing. my making journey felt complete when I met john and we shared the same passion for handmade clean and simple designs. I don't feel that eight years is a long time - I feel like we just started and I feel that our little business will continue to grow and flourish along with us. giveaway no.1 (tree tea cosie) - you will have till 10pm (eastern standard time) on each giveaway to leave a comment and the winner will be announced on the following day along with a new giveaway. you can enter every giveaway, but if your name is selected more than once - it will go to the next person selected. I am only doing this so that I can give more people a chance to win. I hope you understand. good luck!

42 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love a gorgeous tea cozy? This print is divine!
    What a wonderful journey you're on and amazing that you have a partner so well suited to make the journey with you. Best wishes for many more creative years to come.

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  2. This wonderful tea cosy will come in handy this cold Winter as I suspect we will always have tea of in the pot.

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  3. first of all, thank you for this week of giveaway ! if it wasn't 9am, I'd be having a toast for celebrating these 8 amazing years of Bookhou !!!
    This print is amazing, I LOVE the red ! oxoxox

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  4. happy anniversary, bookhou-blog! thank you arounna :)

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  5. What a sweet cozy! I love the red on linen!
    Congratulations on your first 8 years, and I'm looking forward to many more years of reading your blog and oogling your gorgeous designs.

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  6. I love how you think of eight years being just the start of your business. Here's to another 8 + 8 + 8 more wonderful years of adventures, making and creating in your business.

    (A week of giveaways sounds deliciously generous. I'm crossing my fingers my name comes up).

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  7. That is a very sweet story. I am delighted everytime I see a new post with pictures of wonderful things from you, and the tea cosie is no exception.

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  8. Congratulations on your 8 years of business. And happiness for the years to come.
    I have no idea if the giveaway is worldwide...if not I can't enter because I live in Portugal.
    I love your prints. I like very much to embroider and your prints are just the kind of patterns I love to embroider very simple and one color.
    Happy day for your business and life!

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  9. Congrats on 8 years and many many more to come. Thank you so much for this giveaway week, you are so generous. Anything from bookhou will be a treasure to own.

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  10. A week of giveaways? Wow. I love this tea cozy!

    Congratulations on 8 years of beautiful, practical, artistic work.

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  11. Your work is gorgeous! I like a lot the style of your blog, active, inventive, generous. Hope you will continue for many year...

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  12. Wow congratulations on 8 years. I love the tea cosy, fingers crossed!

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  13. Your blog is one of my favorites. I play from Paris, if it's possible.

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  14. Beautiful, as ever. Your creations are always so lovely, thanks for sharing your talents. Wishing you a wonder filled week.

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  15. It's so nice to know your story. I agree 8 year isn't too long for a potencial business like bookou to be run. I'll continue to support you in the next 8 years and 8 years...I'm always adore your gorgeous creations.

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  16. What a week of fun! :) Count me in.

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  17. I love giveaways, and the tree pattern on this is lovely!

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  18. oh :) so nice tea cosie... I wish I could come to Toronto and see your nice shop and me so nice people !!!! Thanks for this amazing week!

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  19. Congrats on the anniversary! Your work is amazing, and I know my tea pot could use some cheering up--great giveaway:)

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  20. My Mom would love this, (as would I) an early Christmas present...Love the red on linen.

    Thanks for your lovely generosity this week...

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  21. this is indeed very lovely.
    congratulations on 8 great years!

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  22. So beautiful! My mom would love this for her daily earl grey breaks...

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  23. happy 8 years of bookhou! These tea cozies are so sweet.

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  24. what a lovely trip down memory lane! congrats on 8 years.

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  25. A tea cozy! How lovely. And perfect timing too; we are moving into a big new house with nothing to keep our teapot from shivering! Many thanks bookhou and happy anniversary!

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  26. A beautiful giveaway, indeed. Hurrah for these past 8 years - may there be many more years of making!

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  27. i don't drink much tea but I might even be tempted to wear this as a hat of put my coffee in a tea pot just so I could put it to good use.
    I think you no winning more than once rule was made just so we would all have a chance and lucky sonia wouldn't win everyday:)
    I am so excited to be able to watch your business grow first hand.

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  28. i love this print. congrats on 8 years!

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  29. I love your tea cozies! They work amazingly!

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  30. Hurray! Congratulations on these amazing 8 years!!! You and John are such an inspiration to me. A wwk of Bookhou giveaways??? sign me up!

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  31. Congratulations on 8 years - what a lovely giveaway!!

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  32. i heart tea, this wonderful tea cozie and your blog! happy eight years to you!

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  33. congrats on the 8 years!!! Your tea cosies are gorgeous and would look lovely on my table keeping my tea warm!!! I will be looking for these are the show!

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  34. I hope I made this just in time.

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  35. Such beautiful colours and design. Love it!

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  36. I know the giveaway is closed, just wanted to say what a wonderful journey of making and thank you for sharing it with us. May you both have many more!

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