Shivaya Naturals Studios

July 10, 2009


As you all know, I have recently closed the doors on my original online store to spend more time with my family and to raise my children. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am planning to reopen a very small online store in the coming weeks. This store will carry a few handmade items, mainly made by me (although I am excited at the opportunity to also work with a few other amazing artists), and all one of a kind.

The store will reopen on August 1st, which was the original opening day for Shivaya Naturals Fiber Arts, and it will feature a few original sewn pieces, some embroidery, and of course, yarn. From there, I will simply add a few items as they are made, and the store will be simple and uncomplicated.

Balance is something that I strive for everyday, and a lot of the time, I find it to be a huge challenge to achieve it. Having a successful fiber arts business was truly a dream come true, but it left my two precious babes behind, and without the love and attention of the mama they so deserve. Teaching my children the value of change, while still allowing myself a small outlet to share my passions, I think that is the balance that we are looking for at this moment in our lives.

Today I am participating in a wonderful blog sponsorship through Amanda Soule’s blog, Soule Mama. Amanda’s blog is truly one of a kind, and she has been a tremendous influence on helping me find my creative spirit (as have so many of you).

There are three great treats in this giveaway; an embroidered and hand appliqued picnic blanket, three skeins of yarn, and a trio of organic body products. All that you need to do to be entered is to visit Amanda’s blog and leave her a comment. The winners will be chosen by Saturday morning.

Good luck!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda July 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I'm glad to have found your beautiful blog. I have left comment on Amanda's blog; thank you for your generosity.
blessings,
Linda

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Joanne July 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Amazing blog! Found you through Amanda, and I look forward to reading your blog in the future. Thanks for the giveaway

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Carol July 10, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Thank you for the giveaway, everything looks very pretty

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Adie July 10, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Wow, what a giveaway. I am heading over there right now

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Anonymous July 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Great blog, I am glad that I found you

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Abby July 10, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Great blog! Thanks for the giveaway

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Naturalearthfarm July 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Best wishes with your new store. Life is a process of making new choices in an attempt to find balance and how exciting for you to be opening your shop. I know how things can get so overwhelming when you have a passion for creating. We have six children and homeschool and homestead and work on our handcraft business and market garden and….
Blessings,
Tonya

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leaves and blossoms July 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm

How lovely to find your blog, and to hear your (very sensible) priorities! For balance in my family's daily life ( 6,4,2) I try to just sit and let their rhythm guide me, then can help guide them too. I also look forward to school holidays when I can have my eldest boy back! Then a wonderful balance is restored (takes a couple of days though!!).
Best wishes

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julesinseach July 11, 2009 at 3:01 am

Horray for you….Amanda always has such wonderful comments on her giveaways.
So exciting.

I'll leave the giveaway gift to someone else( although you are super generous!), I just like coming over to see what you have to say and what splendid things you have been up to with the boys and life.

LOVE it here.

Julia

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Samantha July 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Beautiful blog. I found you through Amanda Soule, and I have heard about you before.

I look forward to seeing your new store when it opens.

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Larissa July 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm

So glad to see you finding balance for your family and yourself. you are such an inspiration and congratulations on your new venture – can't wait to see more.

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stitching under oaks July 13, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Ditto what Larissa said! I so enjoy your blog and I receive much inspiration from my stops here! Thanks for sharing all you do!

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stacyZ July 14, 2009 at 6:29 pm

This beautiful heather. I know your new adventure will be wonderful for your family and have the peace I know you deserve. I wrote a bit about it last night as well.

Many hugs to you.

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