I posted this giveaway last week and then we found out that a giveaway was against the voting rules of the Etsy awards and blah-bity blah blah blah so I took it down but now the awards are over and done with so we’re TOTALLY on.
Nicole opened the Northern Bumble shop on Etsy last year and has been selling these delightful designs ever since. She was a portrait photographer before her kids were born so in January she made the cross over (get it cross over? cross stitch? hardy har har) to creating cross stitch portraits. I remember when she first opened the shop and photos of her work started showing up in my news feed and I was like WHERE ARE THESE COMING FROM THEY ARE SO STINKING CUTE. Then I saw it was Nicole and I was like Duh. Shes the coolest.
Nicole works with her customers to personalize each portrait so that it reflects their family. That includes their pets, kids, style, everything. And she doesnt shy away from the details. If your kid uses a wheelchair, she can do that. If you wear a hijab, she can do that too. Got a pet fish? No problem. Once the work is completed, she photographs the piece and sends you a preview so you dont have to frighten the mailman with your enthusiasm to tear open the package and see the final product.
Now, enter this giveaway for a custom cross stitch portrait of your own and try to win that ish before I do. Seriously, if I wasn’t an honest person I would rig this thing in my favor– instead, I’ll just put it on my Christmas list and keep my fingers crossed (ho ho ho, to me!). Don’t forget you to check out the Northern Bumble shop HERE. (PS: If you entered the giveaway when it was briefly posted last week, never fear– your entries are still included here. No need to enter again!)