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Graffiti necklace – a giveaway!!!

and about time too, huh?

sorry for the delays friends, life is tripping me up a bit with all the newness&change with baby bird arriving this fall, plus my computer gets very angry in the summer heat so she needs a nice siesta in the afternoons.. just like I do! lol.

this fun piece is available to someone special…could it be you???

a collaboration of my sketchy & painty skills along with tomate d’epingles’ words & jewelry design came up with a delightful, fun and surprising project for all of us. I primed and painted about 40+ wooden circles with poetry and quotes in a not-too-serious kind of way..once dry, I sent them all out to the girls in Quebec for them to create unique pieces to wear. & out came a whole series of necklaces for their customers & clients!!

this is a really fun and whimsical trinket packed up in all signature eco-friendly packaging to adorn your neck! (psst….I’m throwing in a wee arty secret treat made from my 2 hands for you to enjoy with your necklace also-double the fun! )

all that is required for the special someone to recieve this in their letter box, is to go to both tomate d’epingles blog, to read some of the fabulous things they’ve published and to make a comment in the comments section of one of their articles. easy peasy, done & done!

 then come back here and make a comment, with your email, on this very post.

I’ll throw everyone into the generator, shake it to mix thoroughly & see who comes up!!

lucky lucky for somebody!!

this offer will go until end of this month. and I will contact the special someone by email for mailing details and announce it here when I can!


best summery wishes everyone!

July 30th update: With this heat wave we’re having, and my holidays coming up any day now, I’ve decided to extend the deadline of this giveaway until August 15th. More chances for you to enter and win!! big summer loves to you! xo!



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tomate d’epingles giveaway

tomate d’epingles giveaway, originally uploaded by tanisalexis.

pssst…..did someone say give-away?!?!?!????
these special treats are ready to be sent out to a lucky reader this Summer….More details later today! I wont leave you hanging on too long! xo!

update: check it all out here friends best wishes!!


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baby bird summertime sale – deal o’ the week

Thought I should post some of the nifty deals that I’m offering this summer under my “summertime baby bird sale”  

This is a seasonal sale, but is very rare. I wont be offering deals like this anytime in the near future and may have to temporarily close shop by years end, so catch this while you can friends.

I am also telling my artistic and crafty friends that trades, too, are definitely welcome! Send me a note or comment here and I’ll be in touch with you to talk more details.

but without further ado…..the deal o’ the day!

bird under the trees ORIGINAL

bird in the green ORIGINAL

bird dreams ORIGINAL

these 3 original pieces were all created with a handcarved bird stamp, placed on unique handmade papers, with ink and acrylic accents.

All packaged up with bristol board and tages of authenticity, these are some sweet little gems for your art collection. Each measures about 6″ x 6″

All pieces are marked down at 50% off PLUS free shipping! I couldn’t dream of a better deal.

Interested in something else? Intrigued by the sale and it’s offerings? comment below & I’ll reply as quick as I can!

Check out my shop and the one-time deals here!

happy days! xo!


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baby bird!

baby bird!, originally uploaded by tanisalexis.

our baby bird is coming soon!
& we’re having a summertime sale at

we are having a big sale here at tanis alexis land
to make more room for our first baby to arrive this fall.

we want you to own some nice handmade goods from us.
we want those handmade goods to make you happy

we also really want you to know that your purchases will directly help us to make, create, scavenge, hunt-down, & purchase all the little and big things that come with a new family addition.
we want to make more great things that will put a smile on your face.

we want that to make you feel a wee bit happier than you already are.

we like happy!

sale will start June 12th , 2009 and continue throughout the summertime until quantities last.
deals include free shipping & up to 50% off (!!!) selected items.

p.s. this is one of those rare, once-in-a-lifetime sales that may not ever be repeated. so catch us while you can. xo!


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surprise breeds vitality

A surprise note from a wonderful old school friend I received today in regards to life throwing us curve balls…..

“Life sure does like to throw the curve balls.  I think if it didn’t throw us some now and then, we would end up just moving through life without really enjoying it. Its good to take a direction you’re not expecting to take. Surprise breeds Vitality.”

This will be my mantra from now on.

 surprise kisses – valentines card


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