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30 Nov, 2011

Ottawa Giveaway alert: Date Night and a gift from SewnNatural

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews

I came across local crafter Jennifer C. awhile back during the writing of an article for SavvyMom and I’ve been admiring her Etsy store ever since. It’s full of charming eco-friendly handmade items: toys, organic baby bedding, home decor and more. Her work has been featured in Canadian Family Magazine, Mothering Magazine, HGTV, Romantic Homes Magazine, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Peppermint Magazine, Cool Mom Picks, Cool Hunting & Apartment Therapy AND SewnNatural was recently selected as the #1 baby bedding shop on Etsy by Babble.com. That’s a lot of kudos eh?

Jennifer would like to give someone out there a lovely gift and a memorable night on the town. Woot!

One family has the opportunity to win two tickets for the Thursday December 8th Ray Charles tribute concert at the NAC. (It’s at 8:00 p.m., and you can read more about that here) and a baby rattle duck OR gnome doll from the SewnNatural shop. Winners choice. :)

Want to win?

  • Check out the SewnNatural store and leave a comment below telling me what catches your eye. (Personally, I’m all over these adorable felted acorns. Eep!)
  • This giveaway is open to anyone residing in the Ottawa area but is void in Quebec. (Here’s why.)
  • A maximum of one entry per family please.
  • Please make sure you’re free to attend the concert before you enter. Thank you!
  • Let me know if you can’t post your comment here. My email is andrea AT quietfish DOT com … however I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • I will do a random draw at noon on Tuesday December 6th and announce the winner here.
  • The winner will have to pick up the tickets from Jennifer in Old Ottawa South at some point before the concert.

That’s it! Over to you! Good luck!

Note: Jennifer is offering all Fishbowl readers who live within the greenbelt free delivery on orders made between now and Christmas. Just mention the Fishbowl when you’re placing your order.

23 Responses to "Ottawa Giveaway alert: Date Night and a gift from SewnNatural"

1 | Cleo

November 30th, 2011 at 10:26 am


I’m with you – I LOVE the felt acorns!

2 | Karen

November 30th, 2011 at 10:35 am


Organic Foxes baby blanket is uber cool!!


3 | Sherri

November 30th, 2011 at 11:01 am


LOVE the nursery woodland pillow sham. I would put it on my couch!

4 | Luciana

November 30th, 2011 at 11:23 am


What a beautiful store! Feeling like a kid in a candy shop: I want one of each. :) The blankets ( baby, nap, picnic) are lovely, the messenger bags are unique, the decorations, the pillows, the dolls…

5 | Brenda A

November 30th, 2011 at 11:33 am


So much to love! I really like the felted nesting dolls.

6 | David

November 30th, 2011 at 1:39 pm


Definitely the baby teething doll toy and the stuffed monkey!

7 | Jennifer

November 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm


What a great site! Love the all-natural kids car seat organizer.

8 | Courtenay

November 30th, 2011 at 3:04 pm



Have a soft spot for Monkeys though;)

I would take my Sister, we are concertaholics!
Thanks for your great giveaways.

9 | Marcia

November 30th, 2011 at 8:35 pm


The picnic blankets are so luxurious, eco-friendly and luxury at it’s best, I am swooning over then!

10 | Mike S

November 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm


I like the toy baby gnome dolls. My nieces would love those….Cheers

11 | Mark

December 1st, 2011 at 8:58 am


I like the woodgrain picnic blanket.

12 | Dan

December 1st, 2011 at 9:08 am


The matryoshkas baby quilt / organic turquoise dolls bedding… the organic baby blanket / handmade mod black and white sheep… Everything!!!

13 | Wendy

December 1st, 2011 at 2:48 pm


I have to agree with Courtenay,(my daughter)

I love the quilt though, and I know someone who is expecting a little one.

14 | Erin

December 1st, 2011 at 4:08 pm


The Woodgrain Picnic Blanket is fantastic!

15 | Gwendolyn Gall

December 1st, 2011 at 6:14 pm



Can you email Jennifer my email address? I would like to add her business to the Local Businesses Directory we are developing for Old Ottawa South though the Community Association. Even though she doesn’t have a “bricks and mortar” store, we are trying to capture and advertise everyone in Old Ottawa South who runs a business. The Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) wants to support our local business community. I have tried to contact through the larger group, but thought I could try here more directly. No reply from them yet.


Gwen Gall, OSCA Web Editor

16 | Sean

December 1st, 2011 at 9:26 pm


Ducks are awesome

17 | Sue

December 4th, 2011 at 6:47 pm


Love the blue gingham picnic blanket! It’s beautiful!

18 | Danielle

December 5th, 2011 at 10:50 am


I love the organic baby blankets…great colours and patterns :)

19 | Yael

December 6th, 2011 at 9:26 am


o-m-g… i am IN LOVE with the Marimekko picnic blanket! Want, want, want!!

20 | jenn

December 6th, 2011 at 9:32 am


I’m a big fan of the acorns too! Just lovely!!!

21 | andrea

December 6th, 2011 at 12:06 pm


Comments are officially closed to new entries! Stay tuned for the winner!

22 | andrea

December 6th, 2011 at 12:10 pm


The winner is commenter #14, Erin, who writes: “The Woodgrain Picnic Blanket is fantastic!”

Congratulations! And thank you all for your entries.

23 | Cathy C

December 4th, 2012 at 1:19 pm


love the acorns but the blankets are lovely

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