February 22, 2014

giveaway!

After every shop update, I'm always feeling grateful. Here's a simple butter knife as a small thank you, hand carved from reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine, complete with some beautifully stripey grain and a wonderfully piney smell. 


WINNER! Randomly selected is Donna Ambiente! Congrats! Send me an email with your mailing address and this little guy is yours. Thanks everyone! Until next time :)

Entry now closed! I will announce a winner tomorrow morning. Thank you all!
To enter, simply leave a comment below. Entry open until Sunday evening, Feb 23, at 6pm EST. Winner will be selected at random. Open internationally.

Remember to leave your FULL name in your comment!

xox
Ariele


481 comments:

  1. Love love love your work! Meg Thompson

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  2. This is so beautiful! Kim Steele

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  3. Really love all your work!! Sending lots of love from Singapore!!


    With love,

    WenXin Leow

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  4. Oh, dear! I would really, really like to have such a darling knife in my kitchen! ❤️
    Lots of hugs from a snowy Sweden,
    Jessica Sjöberg

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  6. Your work is amazing. You are so f@#&*$g talented! Maureen Baum

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  7. Hello gorgeous knife! I would like to own you. Xoxo, Kaitlyn Seitz

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  8. Such beautiful pieces of work. Love them all.
    Bailey

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  9. Love the wood grain on this, so beautiful.
    -Crystal Slonecker

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  11. Lovely! I would find things to butter just so I could use this.

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  12. So beautiful! I love all your work! Ellie Chapin

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  13. Astonishing carving skills, really.

    Brianna Fagan

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    1. I love it, it's beautiful and unique ♡

      Love,
      Tessa Schippers

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  14. Soo beautiful! Your work cannot be replicated! Nicole Condie

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  15. Very nice :). Been following you on Instagram for a year - lovely work!
    Robert Sudano

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  16. I wonder if this would cut a wedding cake! - carrie ramsey

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  17. Truly amazing work!

    Megan Acob

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  18. This is beautiful, lovely work!
    would really like to have a knife just like this one (:
    with love,
    keren ayash

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  19. I want i want! June Lee Kwon

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  20. We are endlessly inspired by your work and your wholehearted devotion to your creativity & to sharing such beauty with the world!

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  21. Beautiful! Love your work!
    -Sharon Kim

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  22. Beautiful as always!
    -Alyssa Campbell

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  23. Beautiful work! Eva Peterson

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  24. gorgeous! this was made for spreading my homemade fig jam atop a slice of rustic bread + brie... jodi forsberg

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  25. I would love to win some of your work!! - Lynette Moon

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  26. All of your work is so beautiful. Great job! Hoping to win.

    Gavin Thompson

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  27. owning cutlery like this would be my jam. haha...sorry.

    ox

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    1. Joshua GarmonFebruary 22, 2014

      Hahahahaha

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  28. Your work is so beautiful! I love it!

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  29. Your work is absolutely inspiring! I want one of your works of art but ill be honest, I can't afford it (I looked into buying one of your spoon;)) so I would love to win this!! In any case your awesome I hope to own one of your headboard someday:)

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  30. Beautiful. Always a huge fan.

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  31. WOW! Totally obsessed. Crossing my fingers!

    Taylor Stone

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  32. I love your work! Such a well refined artist

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  33. Absolutely stunning. Say hi to Mazie for me. :)
    -Robyn Ochiai

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  34. ah i'd love a beautiful butter knife!

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  35. Such beautifully crafted pieces, always inspired by your wonderful designs! xo Caren Barry

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  36. A beautiful peice that I'd love to butter hot croissants with! Nicole Sommer

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  37. I would love that dear little knife. I really want one of your bigger pieces but I live in New Zealand and I don't think it would make it here in one piece!! Jess Brewer

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  38. Your work is inspiring! Shows beauty in simplicity. My name is Lauren Odom and I'd be floored to win

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  39. Everything you make is beautiful! I love wood work <3 handmade goods at its best!

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  40. Always lovely things.

    Jack Spicer Adams.

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  41. All of your work is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway opp!

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  42. Such a beautifully crafted piece, always inspired by your wonderful designs! xo Caren Barry

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  43. I love the way you use nature's gifts in such a simplistic manner to make mundane household items something to be admired! I love the fragrance of wood and it would be a privilege to have your creation in my kitchen.
    -Salasha Dixit

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  44. i love all your work you perform. So simple and beautiful!
    zeynep sima

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  45. Michelle AndrizziFebruary 22, 2014

    always inspiring, even with something as simple as a delightful butta knife

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  46. I've been using a plastic spreader lately but would love to upgrade to something so darling and handmade! Your work is lovely.

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  47. This knife, like everything else you do, is gorgeous!
    Marjolaine Bourget

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  48. Simple and beautiful. Perfection!

    Jennie Ridley

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  49. meeeeep! look at that beauty! those stripes!

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  50. Lovely as always! I hope to buy one of your spoons in the near future. :)
    -Tanya Test

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  51. Love love love your work! An inspiration everyday - thank you for sharing! ��Cory shea

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  52. Your work is gorgeous! Love everything you make! Hugs from Ellen Gjermundsen

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  53. Love your craftsmen ship!! So beautiful!

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  54. I adore all your pieces and would love a kitchen full of your spoons!! I think this knife would be a good and appropriate start!!

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  55. Amazing craftsmanship. Thanks for the giveaway! Chris Chambers

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  56. Reminds me of classic swedish smörknivar (butter knives). They make them from juniper. Tracey Maynard

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  57. Karen BaxterFebruary 22, 2014

    give me your life.
    but if you can't part,
    i'll take the knife,
    and leave you my heart.

    :)

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  58. Carleigh DamronFebruary 22, 2014

    This is so beautiful!

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  59. Stephanie MadsenFebruary 22, 2014

    Love this knife! It so needs to be in my kitchen

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  60. Looks gorgeous! When have seen it on instagram thought it's piece of art and not a real knife, would like to bring with it some inspiration to my kitchen... <3
    Marina Zabughina

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  61. How lovely! Your marble background is also making me swoon!

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  62. Love from Rome.
    Sezgi Uygur

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  63. Toast lover...COURTNEY SHUSTER

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  64. Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship! I would love to own this!
    -Sabrina Seik-Ismail

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  65. I love your work! Beautiful.

    Christine Phimester

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  66. So beautiful Ariele! Love the grain in that pine. I think your work is amazing and you have inspired me to do some wood working of my own. Send my regards to Mazie and Mr. C!
    Lindsey Welsh

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  67. I love your work. beautiful and inspiring. you remind me to make work and keep a regular studio practice. Thank you!
    Best,
    Ash Ann Woodworth
    p.s. I would really like that knife :)

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  68. Every piece you craft is beautiful! Such an inspiration to the creative community! :) xo

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  69. Just beautiful. Me please!

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  70. So beautiful. Your work is so inspirational and timeless. Thank you for doing this giveaway. -Morgan VanDenBerghe

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  71. I'm a huge fan of your work! Kind regards, Ingela Adler.

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  72. You are so talented! This piece looks perfect for some tasty spreadables.

    I hope one day as an artist to make pieces as consistently beautiful as you. Keep em comin!

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  73. I love this knife and your other work . I didn't realize wood could be so artsy.

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  74. Simply lovely. Lauren Cockrell

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  75. This is amazing - I would love to spread some jam with this thing!

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  76. What a darling little butter knife!

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  77. Your work is simplicity at its finest. Always stunning. Cheers! Tobias Burnham

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  78. Joshua GarmonFebruary 22, 2014

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  79. p.s. full name: Lana Cosic, sorry :)

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  80. Love your work. Best, Catherine

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  81. Just beautiful. A Southern Pine knife would have a wonderful home with this Southern girl. :)

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  82. Beautiful!!!! ♡

    Maria Codina
    @mariadelamorhermoso

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  83. This is beautiful! I would love to own a piece like this

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  84. Lovely. Come and play in my homemade raspberry jam! Such great work. Donna Galich.

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  85. Thank you for a beautiful instagram feed.

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  86. You make stunning pieces. I would be a proud owner. Thank you for keeping the craft alive. It is a true art. -Kate Kemp

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  87. My girlfriend would love to use this!!

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  88. Ditte JakobsenFebruary 22, 2014

    Love following your work and this beauty would be amazing to own

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  89. Drooling over this!! (And all your stuff for that matter.)
    -Sarah Lolley

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  90. Daniel WorlockFebruary 22, 2014

    I simply love your work, so talented. Love the woodsmanship!

    Daniel Worlock

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  91. Your work is absolutely lovely and I love the wood grain in this piece!

    Marissa Argentina

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  92. Wonderful, heartfelt work! (Sean Keilen)

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  93. I am in love with your work! I am going to university this year and such a beautiful butterknife would be wonderful for my first own appartment:)
    Lili Meijer

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  94. I've recently found your work on instagram, it is all absolutely beautiful.

    Jon Madsen, Canada

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  95. please please please! your work is so amazing.
    - liz huntly

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  96. Really inspired to try woodworking again after finding your stuff. ;) (Natalie Ferraro)

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  97. You and your work inspire me! I absolutely adore all your creations and would love to have this knife. :)
    xoxo,
    Bebe Blanco

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  98. Love! Have so many wooden spoons but no knifes - this is a perfect addition to my kitchen!

    Taylor Kittl

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  99. Huge fan, and fellow brooklynite! Christie Kubler

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  100. Sarah KirkhamFebruary 22, 2014

    Thanks for putting such beautiful handmade things out into the world.
    Sarah Kirkham
    Tactile Craftworks

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  101. fingers crossed! beautiful work as always. xx

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  102. I would treasure this! Your work is outstanding!
    xo
    Megan O Andersen

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  103. I live in Nashville. And I'm Southern. And I admire your work daily. Keep on!!! :)

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  104. Very elegant. Love to see your work being praised. Girl power!

    Tyler Shane

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  105. I so love your carvings, they are amazing and profound. I am not the only one I know, that just proofs your art speaks for itself.

    Signe-Sanne Oortgijsen
    The Netherlands

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  106. Interesting! I never have a stuff made by Southern Yellow Pine.

    love,

    kyoko machida

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  107. What a precious little butter knife. I am baking bread at the moment and can't wait to slather some fresh slices with butter and jam! I adore your Instagram account - such a beautiful vision of work in the studio and peaceful life with your lovely animals you present through it!

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  108. FTW?
    I hope so.
    <3

    Monique Wiedemann

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  109. Beautiful work, Ariele! Love seeing glimpses into your work and creative process - MarieSeattle

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  110. Love this item. Would love to win it.

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  111. Just lovely! - Erica Engdahl

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  112. Love love love your work. My boyfriend and I LOVE your work. I am always so inspired to see artists creating beautiful things and doing what you love! As a creative one myself I know how difficult it can be sometimes even though you make it look EFFORTLESS! Bravo!

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  113. This is simply great!!!

    Regards,
    Alakbar Ayyubov

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  114. This would fit perfectly in my hand. Adore your work, Nell Ziroli, nellknits on Instagram

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  115. Just lovely! - Erica Engdahl

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  116. How lovely! I so admire your work. All the best, Mary Strecker

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  117. I need this knife to slay my toast/Matthew Wheelock

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  118. Your work is beautiful!

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  119. Ariel you are such a talent and inspiration to women! Love your work and your blog. Laura Patterson would also love to smear butter on my toast with your hand carved gem!

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  120. The wood grain is gorgeous! You work is incredibly inspiring!

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  121. This is so simply beautiful, I love your work!

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  122. Lovely work! I love seeing your creations and your kitty cat!
    -sarah schu of www.liveseasoned.com

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  123. Good luck to me :)

    Raizel Shaneh

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  124. Liked (...*loved*...) on instagram. I am a butter fiend; my Welsh butter needs this beaut.

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  125. You are amazing and so inspirational! Thank you! This would be a quality and useful addition to my new studio. -Teresa-Mae Paz

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  126. A lovely piece! Been eyeing your work for a while with hopes that I shall possess some with time.

    Niloufar Ameli

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  127. Yay! Always love all your creations <3
    Erin Lewis

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  128. ! So awesome that you still do giveaways. Would love to meet with while on my next trip to Brooklyn. Always inspiring. All the best,

    Alyssa Lecompte

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  129. Chera-Lee ScrogginsFebruary 22, 2014

    All of your wood work is impeccable! And this lovely butter knife would be a fascinating addition to my little home! Regardless of how this giveaway turns out, keep creating! I would consider myself so blessed if I were to be able to create amazing gifts for others one day...
    Cheers!
    Chera-Lee Scroggins

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  130. Loving the lines of the wood, a real beauty!

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  131. I recently discovered you and your beautiful work and look forward to not just missing the next shop update! Thank you for this chance at a give away, what a lovely gesture :) Take care! Kerstin Martin, London

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  132. That grain! So ripply and gorgeous. Your appreciation for your fans/customers and support for your fellow artists is inspiring.

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  133. You elevate the everyday to true art - beautiful!

    Jamie sprague

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  134. So beautiful!

    Elizabeth McCorkell

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  135. I think your yellow pine and my soft butter are a perfect match.. Can we set them up together?
    Xx

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  136. Such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your pictures and inspiring me to make something for myself!

    Gabby Velasquez

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  137. I just started reading your blog from start to finish the other day and have been so inspired by your work and artistry. Thank you!

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  138. Yes, please! Would love to own one of your pieces!

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  139. You're a very talented lady, with a great eye and a delightful pair of sidekicks.
    L o v e following your creations and furry companions on Instagram.

    Mercedes Jacques.

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  140. I *just* missed out on the latest shop update: that's what I get for staying off the internet for a day! Lovely butter knife, like all of your other works. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  141. I love everything about your work, your studio, your aesthetic, and especially your pics of Mazie. She looks like my dog Maia did about 11 years ago.

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  142. I really like your work!

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  143. Hey there! Here's an avid admirer of your works! They are beautifully artistic and I hope I'll be lucky enough to own this perfect butter knife! Continue inspiring :)


    -Ashrielle Ngo Li Ting

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  144. Caitlyn ExelbyFebruary 22, 2014

    Your work gets all my *heart eyes*. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    Caitlyn Exelby

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  145. So beautiful. Michelle Molis

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  146. <3 you make me want to create things like this

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  147. Amazing! Such beautiful work as always!!

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  148. I love your work keep it up I hope soon to purchase some of your wooden spoons; thank you so much.
    Nikkole Estrada

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  149. All your work is beautiful. I love the intricate designs in the wood!

    Meredith Scoggins

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  150. Love this! Your Instagram feed is one of my favorites. :)

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  151. Hope to get this
    -Jessica Martinez

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  152. Marianne EaganFebruary 22, 2014

    you beautiful work is inspiring me to try my hand at woodworking myself!
    thank you!

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  153. Tu fais un travail magnifique. Quelle artiste!!

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  154. Seriously so in love with your work. This knife is to die for. The colors and the grain! Ooof! Hoping I win this giveaway and I'll be a happy little lady!

    - Miekala Cangelosi

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  155. I love your work... But this piece-I think I fell in love!<3

    Keep up the good work :)

    Urska Petric

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  156. I am a maker as well, and I think that your craft is absolutely beautiful. This knife could potentially enhance the taste of my breakfast <(^(oo)^)>

    Patt Virasathienpornkul

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  157. Looks lovely! Admire your patience in wood carving.

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  158. Such beautiful work, as usual! I love seeing your instagram photos. So inspiring! --Renee DeMicco

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  159. I've been following your posts and artwork for a while and may I just say, they are one of the few things that make me excited to wake up each morning. Your creations are so beautiful and I am always amazed by the sheer, stunning talent in each of them. Thank you with much love! :)

    Lynette Nguyen

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  161. I adore your work. I can't believe I missed the esty shop yet again. Oh well, I await the next grouping with baited breath.
    Paige Patterson

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  162. Gorgeous woodworking and photography. Love seeing your photos in my Instagram feed! One day I will own one of those cutting boards... :)
    Thank you!
    Katie Mills
    @ladyfayejewelry

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  163. I've been a long time admirer of your work! I hope some day to be at least half as good at carving as you are :)
    - Alex Crossman (crosal7 on IG)

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  164. That is so generous of you!
    Paula Schramm

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  165. Beautiful work and grain, crossing my fingers for this beauty!!!

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  166. You're work is so beautiful! xx

    Kelley MacDonald

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  167. I'd use this gorgeous thing every single day. Love your stuff!
    Kacy Rainaldo

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  168. I goofed up my windows here so second comment but the first one ent without my name!
    Anie schafer

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  169. Beautiful work as always... And tomorrow is my birthday! -Katherine Knight

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  170. I love your work. So simple but yet so beautiful! Nothing beats that feeling of being able to step back and look at what your own hands made. -Sean Grundy

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  171. What can I say? I would love to have this butter knife. Thanks for having a giveaway!

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  172. Utterly gorgeous. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  173. Beautiful! Your work is incredible.

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  174. Wweeeee!!

    Ingrid Ostby

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  175. Thanks for inspiring me to look at wood in a new way! Karisa Grimstad

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  176. Oh man, that's gorgeous! (My name is Haley Decker :))

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  177. So lovely!

    Patti R
    Instagram: peachiemoon

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  178. I would love to have this in my kitchen. Samuel Oliver Lyons.

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