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Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Freebie

Our sincere Congratulations goes out to Judy of The Simple Daze!
Judy is our lucky winner of last week's Friday Freebie and wil be receiving the charming Valentine Tucks from Homespun Annie!
This week's featured artisan is Nancy Huggins of Huggins Haven!
What is the name of your shop? And why did you choose this name?
Huggins Haven...Home of Country Crafts and Timeless Treasures. It is my last name and my husband suggested it; and I kind of liked it because it is easy to remember.
What type of items do you offer?
I offer everything from handmade soaps, to pincushions, handbags and a variety of one of a kind primitives.
How long have you been crafting?
Since I was 8 years old when we lived in the City. We would visit my grandmother in the country. I would go out and cut cat tails, take them home and paint them. I would then take and sell them door to door in the city.
Who or What inspires you?
Everything inspires me...I sometimes look at junk (Old..Rusty..Broken) and even if my husband sees a rock or a weird shaped branch and brings it to me, I will try and think of what I can make with it.
What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
I guess I would have to say that I like my hand made soap the most. It is a lot of work to make but I am able to use a lot of my own ideas and creativity.
What else would like to our readers to know?
I love my pets and now have 2 Mixed Lab puppies that are 9 months old. They are a real challenge because they think everything in the house is something to play with and rip apart. One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone tells me they will call back at a certain time on the phone or be at my house at a certain time and then they don't do it....I call that being blown off. I hate where I live and could write 3 pages of why, but I won't. I will just say I live in a Podunk town on a red dirt road, and there are no stores to buy supplies for my crafts within 90 miles one way!
And now for Nancy's Giveaway:
One lucky reader will receive a bar of Nancy's Orange Soap, a bar of her Prim soap, and some of her soap petals in scents of Baby Powder, Raspberry and Sweet pea!
Entry Guidelines:
Visit Nancy's Selling Blog, Huggins Haven, and come back here and leave a comment with your favorite item.
(1 Entry)
Follow our blog and post about this giveaway on your blog
(2 additional entries)
Purchase any item from Huggins Haven this week for FIVE addtional entries!
Good Luck and Happy Blogging!


  1. I like her heart shaped soaps with the rubber duckies in them.


  2. Oh goodness ... it's all wonderful! I think the market bag made with lobster-themed bag is my favorite though. I live in Maine after all.

    Such a neat little blog you have here. So fun!

  3. OH my I can't believe I have won I am so excited can't wait to get them,Thanks so much from the Primitive Peddler and thanks so much Homespun Annie.

  4. I would love to be entered to win the orange soap. Besides the orange soap , I also like the scented leaves soaps.
    I will post this on my blog also. I am a follower too.

  5. I would love a chance to win this! My favorite item from Huggins Haven is the Vintage Baby Shoe Pincushion! I will also add this to my blog.

    Happy Friday

  6. I would love to be entered in this great giveaway. I love the Mannequin pin cushion from Huggins Haven! I am a follower of both blogs.

  7. It's probably daft, but I really love the hardtack! "Not for human consumption", indeed- I reckon a fair number of Civil War soldiers would have agreed!


  8. I love this site! It's hard to choose one of Nancy's prim stuff; but guess it would be the Church pillow & Church doll. (I have blogged about this giveaway.)

  9. I have always loved Nancy's Market Bags, but today I'm taking a fancy to her dog collar sleeves. What an easy way to add a little personality to puppy's wardrobe!

  10. I love Nancy's soaps and I posted about the give away on my blog as well:

  11. I love the petal soaps. They are so cute

  12. I have now posted a link on my blog I don't have many lookers yet but maybe even one could help.

  13. I love all of the homemade soaps she offers, but my favorite is her primitive prairie dolls!
    Please sign me up, thanks, Melissa

  14. I really like the heart and soaps but my favorite is the clothespin bag that looks like a little dress...... I am a follower....★Linda