Thursday, May 14, 2009

so many pockets

Lately I've been foraging, trimming and sorting thousands of pages to make up another edition of my little pocket and bigger journey books. These little books are made with so much love. Each is filled with sixty-five different papers foraged papers from all over the world. Tucked in between them are many different envelopes and pockets, for little treasures to be saved forever in. If you would like one to call your own, they are up for sale in my shop now. They usually don't last long, but I should be making another edition up in the summer or fall as well.

All books are now sold out, but please send me a note if you'd like to order one when I make another edition.

Which colour would you choose? In the past the robins egg and clover green have been the most popular, but so far this time by far the cherry and cream soda have been the favourites - these sorts of things are always interesting to me! 

lovely colours by you.

And speaking of being made with so much love, Adelaide got her hands on a little clementine pocket book and added some of her drawings to the inside front cover. To me, it is the most beautiful book of them all, but obviously it is not for sale! I would like to send it out to someone special, so if you would like it, please leave a comment and I will randomly select a winner in a week or so.

And the winner, chosen by number randomizer is: 

no. 203: hoburger

hoburger said: I think my favorite is the cream soda. it is so bright and cheerful! I would love a giveaway pocketbook thanks adelaide! :)

Thank you to everyone who replied for this giveaway. I will be having more giveaways in the near future, so keep in touch!

made (with love) by Addie and I. by you.

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Christine Chitnis said...

Oh my...I would love one of your books, especially because of your daughters sweet drawings!

katevp-a said...

ooooh i would love one!!

that little adelaide!! she is a little sprite!

Stefanie C. said...

i'd love a little pocket book.

Ashley said...

Such beautiful treasures you have! Thanks for the chance to win.

hey there! said...

autographed and all.. who wouldn't treasure that!! (oh and as cute as your goods are.. i love that little belly button sticking out.. sooo sweet.

awesomeasaone said...

Umm..of COURSE I'd love this little lovely book!!

melanie said...

So sweet, and wouldn’t you know .. clementine happens to be my favourite colour of the bunch!

JoannC said...

it looks lovely! Thanks for the giveaway

Nanna said...

Oh I love pocket books to record my deepest thoughts or just notes to myself! Hope you choose me!

j.chong said...

I LOVE the clementine

Marion said...

this makes the book even better :) of course i'd love to win this!

JJB said...

i think the clementine is my favorite anyway. these are so cool. im totally adding them to my birthday wishlist.

scribbler said...

my favorite memories of my son (four) include happy accidents like this... little scribbles left in hidden places, secret treasures... little gifts. so sweet.

please put my name in the hat.

Shimmy Shake said...

Love it! Signed by the authors assistant!

AnnaG said...

What beautiful books! You are a very clever woman!

Carrie said...

My 15 month old is just starting to love drawing and I bet she'd love to share this!

Sarah said...

This could match several other books in my house!!

nicole said...

a signed copy. wow!

sk said...

how sweet! I love your books, so please enter my name in the drawing!

Anonymous said...

Wow! All the colors look equally yummy it is really difficult to choose a fave! >.<

Charlene

cori said...

so gorgeous, as usual :)

Anonymous said...

Just darling. I'd love this personalized treasure!

Beth- the mama bee said...

these books are lovely, I'm sure my lovelies would want to add their art too!

kirsten said...

So so sweet! Pockets for treasure sounds right up my alley. Yay!

krismakes said...

Sharilyn your goods are always pleasing to the eye and the spirit. I would love to hold one of your creations in my hands, especially one with Adelaides touch.
As for colours I love them all individually and as a whole, perhaps you could sell a special boxed set?
Thanks for your generosity.
Kris

erica e said...

i'd love a little notebook in a fun color like 'clementine'! what great color names. fun!

Amelia L. said...

That's adorable! I would love a chance to win it.

I personally love Robin's Egg, Mint, and Coffee! I also love the color trends you shared.

K. Glyder said...

mint please!

doki said...

these are beautiful books. cream soda is also my favorite color but frosting is sweet too.

Dawn said...

Oh now that is a beautiful book indeed! I wish mine had a few of Adelaides doodles!

Marci + Dan said...

Gorgeous. Love the mint!

christine said...

How sweet!
I'd love to own some original Adelaide scribbles. xo

annie/curbsidetreasure said...

i would love a book with addie's scribbles :)

Busy Vee said...

i love these books and with a personalized scribble! priceless!

frecklewonder said...

sharilyn, that cream soda is delightful. such a pretty pink.

one time, mister henry (around age 3) found a tube of lipstick and painted the foot board of my bed with it. my unfinished wood frame was just *covered* in my new stick of overpriced lipstick.

at the time, i thought i was going to have a heart attack, but now the whole thing just makes for a sweet memory!

Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said...

Oooo I'd love it. My Lillie would love to add her drawings next to it.

Sam Made said...

Your books are so beautiful.

Siew said...

Clementine - even the name is fabulous. Although I'm very partial to cream soda as well. They look fabulous.

kimberly said...

so sweet! i would love an adelaide original!

m said...

Thanks for sharing a part of your business and life on this blog. It's very inspiring.

Holly said...

my eyes naturally perk up at the cream soda and robins egg.

Jennifer T. said...

Thank you for sharing. These books are so lovely!

Sunny said...

So sweet- I was surprised to find how excited I am when my (2-year-old) son grabs my sketchbook and starts drawing. These intentional little marks are so beautiful!

Kristina said...

I like the clementine and mint, but all of them are nice!

I would love one, little kid scribbles are my favorite!

two hippos said...

The books look great. And I still have a few books that I took a crayon to as a child...

Anita said...

I would love to have a nice notebook to keep track of my special notes. I love all of the colors!

amber said...

you are amazing!! i don't know where you find the time, but i'm so glad you do! i love the little scribbles--you guys make a great team! ;)

ann.e said...

oh I would love it!! I love little scribbles - can see quite a few from where I sit at the computer right now :)

love all the colors too - mint and clementine would be my picks.

Thea said...

sign me up. Funny thing is I usually don't go for orange but when I looked at your colour swatch my eyes went straight to 'clementine', then I scrolled down and saw your give away!

I am also glad to see in your shop that your pine cone posters are coming soon. I have been waiting to get my hands on one for awhile now.

keep up the great work
xo

Shael said...

i was going to say clementine was my favorite color

mama2maya said...

So sweet. Your books are very cute!

Nicole said...

too cute! i think i'll order one in clover!

erica said...

how darling are these. pick me:)

Casey said...

oh yes, I'd love to call it my own

yyam said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love all the colors! Can't pick a favorite! :) Have a fabulous day!

Kelly said...

i'm crossing my fingers!

Tatia said...

Beautiful books, would love to win one! Thanks.

Casey said...

lovely! count me in for a chance to win!

Lindsey said...

What a great idea for a non-saleable item! And how precious. I personally like the robin's egg blue, and also the cherry, which I think looks like poppy red (but maybe it's just my browser). New colors? I didn't see any yellow...

Anonymous said...

I love everything you create! I would probably choose coffee. :)

Katie Stoker

madame craft said...

coffe! coffe! coffe! love it, but even more the one with your dauther, in fact you could put a little hand print of your angel in each book that will be crazy cute !.

A Spot to Reminisce said...

I love to come by and see what you are up to. I miss my kiddos being the age your daughter is. Such a fun time to be with them!

Strongrrl said...

As it happens, Clementine is my favorite! AND, as the mama of a just-turned-4 year old, Adelaide's drawings would only enhance the charm for me!

Jung A said...

oh how lovely!!! love the color!

SarahB said...

These books are so clever! Love all the colors too!

Jinnie said...

LOL! I would love Adelaide's autograph.. ^^

tape_queen said...

I adore your work and your lovely daughter. Your blog is definitely one of my favorite reads. Thanks for the giveaway - I would definitely love one of your pocket books. :)

teresa said...

Huzzah! I would love an Adelaide-autographed book :)

kate said...

i would love to win that one with addie's addition to it. beautiful and sweet. i can appreciate how much work you put into these. thank you for having this giveaway!
:)

amy said...

these are darling.

amy said...

what is the difference between the pocket and journey books?

Lindsay said...

Love it! and the clementine would be my colour choice with or without the lovely scribbles.

Sarah Lemmon said...

I think it is gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring us all.

Jessica said...

I'd love a book with an Addie autograph included ; )

babalisme said...

this is a wonderful chance!! I always adore your books and been following you and adelaide's story, I'll be thrilled to win this!!

Thank you!

Jennifer said...

gorgeous! i love your stuff!!! x

Lou. said...

I love everything that you do :D I hope I could win this book !

my-chloe said...

Who wouldn't want one signed by cutie Adelaide!

iva yaneva said...

so cute! that thing about the colours is really interesting:) I find myself buying things in robins egg, or mint very often, and it is really weird since I don't think these are my favorite colours :) but I guess what we do unintentionally speaks louder :)

Jackie said...

I'd love to win this little book!

alice said...

Ooh an autographed edition ;)

meg said...

What a sweet idea, I love the clementine! That sleeping baby (and puss) yesterday was oh so gorgeous. I wanted to snuggle her up myslef. Thanks for the gorgeousness and inspiration.

Himiko said...

Ah, she discovered the joy of books. If she's anything like my two little girls it won't be long before she feels the pressing need to own a notebook of her own for drawing and writing 'all that's so important'.. :)

In the mean time my 3 year old could put the notebook to good use...

milk tooth's rain said...

I got to say: they are very very very cute! I'll charge my credit card and buy them!

Anonymous said...

All the colours are beautiful and I can see your daughter already shows artistic temperament :)
Montse PB

Marina said...

Beautiful! Lots of happy accidents waiting to happen when you give your daughter her own little work table :)

ali said...

hi sharilyn! i've loved your books for years ... would love to have one that was loved on by your addie! :D so precious!

Sofia said...

oh i would love to have that special notebook! :) love, sofia *

Shannon said...

I think cherry's my favorite at the moment, but ANY color would look great on these lovely books (I wouldn't mind seeing a charcoal gray or mossy/lime green) :)

amandasasikirana said...

oh then my daughter can add some of her drawings too!

cindy : quaint said...

oh wow, we don't have kids and totally miss out on kid art. i would love to win. i love the pocket books and love all the colors.

Samantha S said...

How lovely your pocket books are. Truly exceptional.

Hannahbelle, Natty & Ari said...

A perfect finish to a lovely item :)

spunthoughts said...

My favorite colors are robin's egg, frosting, cream soda, and steel blue! These are beautiful and I can't wait to get one!

LobotoME said...

even more adorable with her drawings in it! ;)

eric & chris said...

crossing my fingers...

Ingrid said...

They are beautiful and I love that they were a combined effort (favorite part of all). All the colors are wonderful but I'll agree the cream soda is my favorite too. Just looking at it makes me happy :) Inspiration in a book.

poplovely said...

love the book.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alexandria Franco said...

Her scribbles make the book much more special. The books are so beautifully made! Keep up the great work!

The Calico Cat said...

I'd love it, jacob could add some of his scribbles too - once he is big enough to hold a crayon...

Fancy Elastic said...

oh wow, with an original Adelaide drawing in the front too!

Count me in.

annie said...

Those books are great- I'd probably choose robin's egg blue because I pretty much always choose robin's egg blue... My address file arrived this week and I love, love, love it!

Hillaby Family said...

seriously who wouldn't want a clementine one? Love reading your blog!

Meninheira said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I would love to have one in clementaine :)

Hugsss

Hula Hoop da Loop said...

How sweet! My little neice does the same thing to my sister's important papers, I always like to think the phone company and insurance people get a special treat when they receive the bills!

Clementine is my favorite color too!

Gitta's DIalogues said...

Aww! Putting my name in the hat..

:)

Rhee said...

addie is so cute,, thank for the giveaway..

quietly going mad... said...

What a special little book! I would love the chance to win!

carollai said...

those books are BEAUTIFUL!!! and i think it's adorable that one has art inside it. :) so lovely is this etsy world we live in that we can find other etsians and be a part of your creation. pick me pick me! :D i'd love to carry that book with me and journal/draw abt my travels...

hannah said...

how wonderful! i would love to win.

Emily said...

yes, i definitely want one! please add me...

turtle and dragon said...

Adelaide's drawings makes it extra special indeed! You are always so generous with your beautiful creations, thank you. Wishing you a marvelous weekend!
~Melanie

Sweet Tater said...

As a mother of a four year old and two 21 month olds, the little drawing only makes it that much sweeter. :) I would love to have one of your books! Thanks!

Becca said...

special book! yes please!

Becca said...

special book! yes please!

Ashley said...

It's like she was drawing her journey! Thanks for the chance to win :)

thelady said...

mint and clover are my favorite

layersofmeaning said...

Iwould love that book!
sweet surprise included!

M E said...

I would LOVE to have this little book!! Especially since it's autographed!!

gyllengul said...

Dear Sharilyn,
You know I adore your works and now with Sweet Miss A's dooddle, double the desire goes ;-) I keep my fingers crossed!

Thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...

I think you should keep it for yourself, but if you REALLY want to give it away, throw my name into the hat please!

ColleenBaran said...

I'd be delighted to win this notebook!

And it would go to a good home:) I carry a notebook constantly and would love, love a lovely, charming and fun one such as this.

ShellyStout said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have that little book, maybe your daughter could make a whole page????

paula said...

I just love the cream soda.

Moose said...

My human mom would love the book...complete with directions drawn it!
Tail Wags to All.
~Moose

ColleenBaran said...

Also- love clover green, cherry & midnight.

Anonymous said...

oooh, another beautiful creation. please put my name in...

srichards at group1201 dot com.

s . w a t a n a b e said...

fingers crossed !

Green {Goody} said...

this is perfect for a tiny paper and random stuff collector like myself. Love the concept.

Mrs. P said...

that was very sweet of Adelaide!

Vanessa said...

My favorite is the mint color but they're all so eautiful

Rachel said...

Beautiful.

Lunatica said...

Mmm... steel blue - perfect!

Helen said...

i would love to have it and let my daughter add her work to it! thank you~

sharonbalon said...

Love all of them. My favorites are steel blue and robins egg.

meredith said...

oooh, i love the clover & clementine! so cheery ;)

erin said...

Drawings by little ones are so special. I value the drawings my nieces create for me. And I love books.

dahlhaus said...

It looks like she was mapping out her own route around the city! Love it!
Heather

Jujudo said...

Your products look like they are made with so much love. I love your idea using paper from all over the world for your gorgeous work.

K said...

A mama and Adelaide collaboration!! I'd be so honored to have this lovely little book!

Amy Stratton-Duling said...

I love the clementine color...and adelaide's contribution! so lovely!

Scott R said...

Your pocket books are amazing -- I'd sort of like to get one in every color!

alexis maia said...

I would love a bright red pocket book to keep in my pocket.

ashacpatel said...

Frosting....Be still my heart!

Erin said...

Oh my . . . a chance to win? I would love to have one of your pocket books . . . especially with Addie's drawings! :)

shandam said...

OH I know that there are many special someones out there, but if your book lands in our home, then MY own little special Addy (short for Addison, 1 yr old) can add her little marks to YOUR special Addie's marks, and we would give your book MUCH love and care! I hope you choose us for your book's new home!

-shandis and addy :o)

molly said...

I'd have a hard time picking between the clover, steel blue and coffee! such beautiful colors.

My mother used to write our name and the date inside any book that we scribbled in. (I'm sure we still were punished for it, but now, all I remember is that there's a red Webster's dictionary with my "drawings" and name inside it!)

Lydia Song said...

I love pretty papers! This would be perfect as a journal.

RebeccaHomecca said...

Those are too cool! I love the colors.

Brigitte said...

Clementine is the color I would pick – but autographed by Adelaide would make it all the better!!

Hannah said...

very cool!

jennifer said...

Oh, me me me! :) Fabulous!

lindsey said...

ooo nice color!!!

sew nancy said...

i love all the colors
keep up the good work

Rik said...

Oh, I would love that treasure!

insaknitty said...

I just bought one from your shop for my little doodler. she might want two, though. ;) adelaide is too cute!

Greg, Christina, and Kaitlyn said...

Mint, but would love the custom clementine version :)

Meg said...

So pretty and special!

wendy said...

hi sharilyn! oh i love them all - it would be so wonderful to have one of each color :) i think it's so interesting too to see what colors are most popular. i love all the colors you have but ended up choosing the cherry one because i already have other notebooks in the other colors i was considering (robins egg and steel blue). i think some sort of yellow would be really cute too. (oh, and please don't enter me in the giveaway, since i've won something from you already!)

Heidi said...

I was just going to say that clementine would be my color of choice. I'd love to have the one autographed by Adelaide.

Valerie said...

How sweet she is, obviously a future artiste :)

liz said...

i would love the clementine with some art added. thanks for offering it.

Amy said...

The Clementine book looks especially sweet! What care she took to make her mark on the book! :o)

Carrie said...

I would be honored to have some of Adelaide's drawings in that little book. Count me in! I love that you set up an art table for her. We have a little one for our kids, too. It works out really well.

BeachMama said...

Very sweet of Adelaide. I would love it. I have just recently been introduced to your work and I truly love it.

Aileen said...

Love it. You should hear my 20-month old daughter say "clementine".

phyl said...

how wonderful for you to give away one of your lovelies :). thank you!

Sharolyn Newington said...

Hello Sharilyn, my name is Sharolyn and I love to check in and be inspired by your beautiful things and creative life with Addie, Elliott and Charles from Brisbane in Australia.

human being said...

This pocket book would be perfect for a student I tutor! He's doing extra work for class so he won't be left behind as his friends move on to 2nd grade. He's such a sweetheart. He'd totally make good use of it.

natasha said...

I want a beautiful book with your little girl's drawings!

Thimbleina said...

The look beautiful. I would love to win

Anna said...

this is too cute! can i still be included in this giveaway?

peiyee said...

oh my.. there's so many here already! :)

i would love to win this too.
good work there :)

fruitfulfusion said...

Gorgeous! I love the cream soda!!! What a lovely blog!

bahce said...

would be an awesome fathers day gift for my hubby... thanks...

Kate said...

Super sweet and special! Thanks for sharing!

rhymeswithfun said...

everything you make is so fun and happy! i'll keep my fingers crossed, thanks for hosting a giveaway :)

miss deborah said...

i hope i win! love love love your blog..

Tracey said...

Hello. I would love to win this. I love the things you make, My favourite colour choice would be 'mint' although clementine is very lovely too. x

ktquilts said...

I would pick "Frosting"

YUM!!!!

Wendy said...

sweet! I love little kids' drawings :)

robin's egg and coffee are my favourite of the colours you have.

Nikki said...

all of the colors are beautiful! I don't have a favorite color, instead my favorite thing about color is their interaction with one another.

Adelaide is like a fairy! This one is the sweetest.

Virginia said...

How sweet that Adelaide has coloured in the book - I love that! I would also love to own it and add my own colouring to it too!

Santhy said...

Thanks! The pocket books look so yummy!!

carlotta said...

I love your pocket books! I would love to have one...Thank you for doing this!

Elizabeth said...

how nice of you to have another giveaway. i would love to have one.

elizabeth

Matjes & Meise said...

I would love your "signed" copy!

Hello from Germany!

tanky said...

your books are gorgeous! i'd love this extra special one.

Anonymous said...

Did Addy already get one?
If yes,, I'd love one.
Jennifer in Colorado

Carly said...

Oh my goodness. Of course you think it is the most beautiful. My most favorite treasures are drawings by little ones. My two passions are children and art. This is the first time I am commenting on here but I love following your blog and adore your ideas and beautiful life with little Adelaide... so precious. Thanks for putting a little sunshine in my day when I look at your blog. You are VERY inspiring. Thank you.
<3 Carly

kathy said...

So very very sweet. Would love to own one of your books.

Kate said...

What beautiful books. Please put my name in the hat. I think the robins egg is a beautiful colour.

esther said...

lucky me, my favorite is the clementine! pick me, please! hip.umma A gmail

Gelsey said...

I think mint and clover are my favorite colors but clementine would be just as fine!

cheriwan said...

What an artiste little addie is! Beautiful.

13mimosa said...

Too sweet - soon you'll be doing as we do and framing so many childrens drawings - they're all so precious.

Susan Magnolia said...

I love them all but maybe clover is my favorite.
You are magical. Thank you for sharing. ^_^

Dawn Marie said...

I would love the autographed copy from your lovely daughter.

hefron04 at verizon dot net

Breezy Babies said...

I would choose steel blue or clover.
How nice of you to offer this a s a giveaway!
Most of my books have scribbles in them.

Breezy Babies said...

I would choose steel blue or clover.
How nice of you to offer this a s a giveaway!
Most of my books have scribbles in them.

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