29 April 2010

giveaway: handmade family tree

today's giveaway is from talented miss meg lingard of naturally meg
giving :: your favorite hand sewn 8x10 family tree from meg's shop

please comment today to enter to win.
tell me about a trait you've inherited.
you only have until tonight to enter.

congratulations to... jessica hills who commented, I've inherited my mom's easy-going attitude. enjoy and please email me the details of your favorite family tree & shipping address. thank you!

a bit of a bio :: I'm a stay at home mom of a sweet little boy. I love nature and love "bringing nature" into my home through decorating. I first made this little fabric tree as a keepsake for my son and the idea grew from there. I started making "family trees" that have the parents names or initials hand sewn onto the tree with the children's names underneath. Each tree is personalized to your specifications and hand sewn by me. I also have a sale going through May 1st for Mother's Day. Free shipping and buy two trees for $40.

thank you meg! please visit her blog + shop.


92 comments:

Ordue Headbands said...

red hair that shines in the sun... best trait ever!!!

AlwaysanEm said...

I've inherited my grandparents positive outlook on life. They are immigrants from Germany, who rolled up their sleeves, came to America, started their own company.

Their positive outlook on life never ceases to amaze me. Everyday they wake up with a purpose and a vision; always leaving positive energy wherever they tread.

Cass said...

i inherited my mum's super strong and long nails ...
and her norwegian blue eyes, that's for sure!

Amanda said...

I've inherited my father's funny bone and my mother's knack for organization.

Destri said...

Oh my, loving this. Like alot. Does random dot org take begging into account? Pick me, pretty please...please please please....

~Kristina said...

I've inherited phrases that I swore I would never repeat now as a mamma.
These trees are wonderful.

Anneliese said...

the love of organization from my dad. the ability to get a million things done from my mom.

Bea said...

freckles on my cheeks :)

Hil said...

As you know, I love meg's work. The tree she made for Michael is my favorite thing ever. I would love to win one for my mom!

Thanks to you both for the chance to win!

abbi said...

dimples from my dad...my son was lucky enough to get them too.

Catherine said...

These are adorable!

I've inherited my parents' stubbornness, which is both good and bad:) Of course, it seems my daughter has inherited the same trait, so it looks like I'm going to get what I gave!

Vee said...

I've inherited my mom's serious nature and my dad's creative outlook.

Courtney B said...

i inherited (but really learned) acceptance of others no matter how different they are from my mom. and i got my dad's hair :)

Tiff + Albert said...

I inherited my mom's high cheekbones and pretty much everything else from my dad. The older I get the more I see my mom in the mirror. I love it!

cailin said...

I can pack a trunk for a road trip like a great big puzzle where EVERYTHING fits even when it seems there is not room for one more thing. My mom was great at this and good thing, too, since she had 8 kiddos to take along!

Lovely, lovely trees!

talesofahummingbird said...

these are precious!!!!
i've inherited just about every quality i love about my dad - tall & lanky, creativity, nature lover....and big blue eyes!

Erica said...

i inherited curly hair from my dads side of the family. while some days i love it, other days i long for my hair to dry straight all on its own.

{natalie} said...

i inherited my grandmom's love of icecream.

these trees are amazing.

Sandra said...

The joke in my family is that I am my dad re-made into a girl. When I was about 13 years old we compared me to a picture of him . . . it could have been me in the picture! I have similar quirks and a similar personality as he does. It is fun to tease him when one of the "less desirable" traits comes out.

The family trees are so cute!

just corby said...

Long spindly fingers (from my mother). Great for (pretending) I play the piano!

Becca Groves said...

I know this is more nurture vs. nature, but I've inherited my mom's absolute fear of snakes. And if I have one goal in life, it is to make sure that I DO NOT pass this on to my own kids.

These trees are stunning. I'm now going to hop over to her site. Can't wait to see more...

Vanessa Rae (vanessarae18@gmail.com) said...

i've inherited my faith from both of my parents, they are unshakable and faithful to their hearts.

Oh Mandie! said...

Oh I love the family trees! So perfect for Mother's Day!

I definatly inherited my Dad's work ethic. I grew up in a blue collar family, and my dad worked his butt off to make sure that we never went without anything and not once that I can ever remember did he ever complain about the hard labor or long hours. I'm lucky now to be able to stay at home with my kids, but when something needs done around my house, a friend needs help, or the oppertunity to volunteer somewhere I do it without arguement or complaint.

-Amanda
ohmandie7@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

so cute! Hmm, I've inherited independence and very thick hair (well the independence might be learned, but def. not the hair!)

Kelly in Canada said...

i am my dad through and through; his eyes, his hands, everything except his hair line (praise the Lord!).
kelly

melissa said...

Love the tree! It's adorable. I think I have inherited my great grandmother's creativity (she was an incredible seamstress and quilter. . .I can't quilt, but love sewing).

sarah sue said...

these are so cute!! & one of these would make a really nice gift for my mom. she has given so much for my whole family! she is amazing!! :)

cleverly content said...

my mothers motto which has now become my own: If your going to do something right, do it right the first time.

Hannah said...

Meg is a good friend of mine from our days in Hawaii. I love her and her beautiful work. I own a tree, but i'd love to win one for my sister.

jessie O. said...

i inherited the trait of sensitivity and being really teachable from my mom.

Lena said...

Oh these are so sweet.

I am late, always and chronically, just like my mom. We joke it's not an airplane trip if our names aren't being called over the PA system. It is that bad.

(parsonslena@gmail.com)

Erin said...

love megs trees. i inherited my dads chicken legs...seriously really chicken legs.

shirley elizabeth said...

My mom passed away before I had a chance to know her, so it always takes me by a very emotional surprise when people that knew her tell me how much I am like her, not only in looks, but in character as well.
It is something I am proud of.

KJ said...

stubborn-ness. for better or for worse. those little trees are fantastic.

Katie Mitchell said...

I inherited my dimple in my chin from my Dad. I also passed it onto my beautiful daughter. The first thing I asked the nurses when she was born was "Does she have a dimple in her chin." They said yes, and it's huge!

(benandkate2000@yahoo.com)

rachele and jordan said...

I love Meg and her trees! I inherited my curly from my dad. And my baby boy has inherited the same curly hair too!

Abby said...

Way cute trees! I inherited my short size. Not happy about it either!

Anonymous said...

love these trees! i have inherited impossibly unphotogenicness from my family!!

Anonymous said...

whoops. forgot email address! katie (underscore) ruder (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jennifer said...

I inherited my mom's sense of humor, which has seen both of us through quite a lot.

I love the trees!!

Summers Family said...

Love these beautiful family tress. I inherited my Dad's loud voice :-o

Nicole

Torrie Allred said...

I have inherited my Mothers amazing mothering skills, I am so lucky to have a Mom that is so great. I wish I had inherited more of her selfless traits.

Melanie said...

i've inherited my sense of humor from my mom's older brother (who swears he loves his nieces to pieces), my mom's big brown eyes that are the color of a good beer, and the maternal side of my family's artistic flair (and occasional spaceyness). And of course that ski-slope nose. ;)

Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

Oh, I love the summer family tree!!! Thank you!

I've inherited my papa's love of poetry and reading... and becoming so completely sucked into it that I cannot hear a thing outside my little word cocoon...

:)

Eeny said...

Those trees are so pretty. I would love to give one to my mom.

I inherited freckles from my my dad or actually my grandma.

alex said...

i definitely inherited my mom's attitude of "faithful optimism."

yo.soy.alexa (at)gmail [dot]com

Christina said...

Fierce stubbornness! sydneyv at yahoo dot com

caitlin said...

Super cute. What a great Mother's Day gift!

I inherited my freckles from my dad. Used to hate them, now I love that I look different.

Miss Five said...

It's hard to pick just one thing I've gotten from my family - but I'll go with hair...and sounding exactly like my mom - it's the highest compliment to get!

Leslie said...

Very cute family trees! I'd have to say that I've inherited my petiteness from both of my parents - as well as natural curly hair and a love for the outdoors!

Jessica said...

That as a girl I can do anything a man can. Thank you Mom!

Missy said...

i inherited a little bit of my mom and dad's creativity (but my sister got most of it)

Jocelyn said...

I inherited my love for all kinds of people from my dad who shows impartiality to everyone he meets: poor, rich, white, black, kind, mean...

lori jo rebeles said...

definitely being detail-oriented like my dad....

ellen said...

red hair from a great grandparent on both sides of my family tree.

{kate} said...

these family trees are so adorable!
from my mom, i've inherited her freckles. and from my dad i've inherited his artistic ability. i love my parents, they are so wonderful! i'd love to give them something like this family tree, because family means so much to them.
katieolsenheap@yahoo.ca

anna jo said...

oh my, these trees are absolutely the greatest things on the planet! love them!

and oh my goodness I have so many traits from my mother. in fact, they say I was a little carbon-copy of my mother when I was growing up (looks-wise, not sure about personality-wise). and it sounds weird, but sometimes when I look out my own eyes, I feel I know how my mother sees the world because it's as if I'm looking out hers. I think it's because we have so many similar features, if that even makes sense. oh, and I also got her tender-heart trait, which really just means that I cry about anything and everything. every strong (and sometimes not so strong) emotion that I feel comes out my eyeballs. slightly embarrassing sometimes :)

Erin said...

I love that family tree and oh! How I want it on my living room wall!

A family trait that I've inherited is my grandma's love of handwritten letters. I write to everyone, all the time, the old-fashioned way.

Lisa said...

I inherited bad eyes, bad skin, allergies, bad teeth, anxiety. Dang you, mother! But I love her anyways :)

Krista said...

love these! already got a couple for our mom's...but would love one myself. i've inherited my mom's silence. we don't have a problem with it, but some people think it's awkward. i don't know..this is a tough question for me.

Hillary said...

i have inherited MUCH from my mother. . .LOL. . .most of it good. we both have this uncanny knack to not use things we like too much - as in , if I use this pretty paper to make something - I won't have the paper anymore - so I'll just save it. . .

hillary

Janet said...

I love these trees! Happily, I inherited my dad's strong teeth and have never had a cavity!

Melissa said...

I've inherited my father's big toe. It is the biggest, ugliest big toe you have ever seen. It certainly doesn't belong on a woman, yet it is on my foot!

RazakFamily said...

I inherited pasty white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes (still not sure where they came from) and then married a man with brown skin, black hair and brown eyes!! My kids look nothing like me - but I love it!!!

Whit said...

those are so cute and fun!
i inherited the intense trait of being early -- i don't mind it, but if i'm not 10 minutes early, i'm late!

Alyssa said...

Definitely my mom's organization. My favorite traits though are ones that I see in my kids - both my kids have my bent pinky fingers.

Miss Mary said...

What a nice giveaway! I inherited my mother's love of ancestry!

Megilon said...

I inherited my father's lack of organization and my mother's gift for all things crafty.

Morgan said...

Wow, I love. love, LOVE these!

I inherited my mom's nose and my grandma's domesticity. :)

Barb @ getupandplay said...

I stick out my tongue when I'm concentrating just like my mom. Now my little boy does it, too!

Rachel said...

Chubby cheeks full of freckles, and a love of reading anything and everything!

Allison said...

blue eyes from my dad and a big toothy smile from my mom.

P.S. said...

Love these!
I inherited my mother's sense of loyalty. Once we're friends, we're friends forever!

julia said...

These are beautiful! Love the idea for mother's day.

I inherited my mother's hips, they're gigantic! (At least mine are, she's only 5' and a hair) But I also got her narrow ribcage, so I know no matter how much weight I gain, I'll always have a waist. Hurrah! I also got a good dose of goofy from both my parents.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Kristyn Knits said...

I've inherited my dad's born organized traits. Most of the time this is really great...sometimes I take it to the extreme. :)

Jr.S said...

I've inherited:
-my father's calm attitude (unless really pushed, then we go from zero to sixty in a flash)
-my mother's suspicious nature (sorry kids)

Krista said...

My mom's creativity (and her laugh too), and my dad's analytical, very logical ways!! :)

Pam said...

Always needing to have a sink full of hot soapy water. From my grandma to my mom and all my sisters. It's important to have it there for cleaning up.

the dibers said...

I inherited my mom's love of children. ....I just didn't get her unending patience. I am working on it though!

Jessica Hills said...

I've inherited my mom's easy-going attitude.

Dansie Family said...

oh how perfect this would be for my family. i have inherited lots of things i don't love but have learned are me: brown eyes, impatience, and sugar addiction.

Amy said...

I can curl my tongue like a taco! 2 of my 3 kids can, too!
Amy in CA

Anonymous said...

My dad's love for cooking.

Gabreial

vintagemorning{AT}gmail{DOT}com

{amy k.} said...

a trait i've inherited...my dad is one of the most organized people i knkow. i can't same i'm extremely organized, but i've inherited the desire to be! :)

tara said...

ooh I love this family tree!
I have inherited my dad's love for people..just taking care of others.

Paula said...

I was an actor. I know my dad was an actor. I just found out that his dad was also an actor. It makes me wonder how far back this goes.

kaela d said...

my dads hispanic - dark brown olive skin and dark brown hair

my mom is irish ("irish" is even her maiden name!) - red hair pale skin and freckles everywhere


i am the exact blend of the two:
chocolate eyes brown hair with natural red highlights and freckles for life......i also was blessed with their sarcastic humor

:)

Kelly said...

I've inherited my grandmother's trait of always needing to know what is going on with EVERYONE! My mother of course inherited this trait as well :)

stacey said...

I think I inherited the ability to be realistic yet positive. I can almost always find the silver lining.

Stephanie :) said...

I come from a very long line of procrastinators!

Nancy said...

I inherited faith from my Mom, who got it from my Grandma. I've never met a more faith filled woman than my Grandma.

I also inherited a strong sense of family from my Dad.

iamrobyn said...

My love for gardening!

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