We met for a coffee, and I got to know a bit more about her. She is as sweet as her mittens, and in addition to being an avid crafter, she also works at Mine 101 and volunteers at Women's Community House.
The actual colour of the mittens is somewhere between the colour in the photo above and the one where Jennie is wearing them. Crappy indoor lighting - Grrrr.
The mittens are made from recycled wool coats and blankets, and are lined with fleece or flannel. Jennie creates the designs and embroiders them on the mittens by hand. A coordinating pom pom is the finishing touch. The mittens sell for $30 a pair, and as she will also do custom orders, I asked if she would make a special pair for me.....
I love my Forest City Fashionista mittens!!! I suggested the colour and the words, and Jennie added the rat. We received a huge dump of snow here this weekend, and the temperatures plummeted to below zero, so I'll be wearing them soon.
So here's how it works - leave a comment on this post, and if you have a Facebook account, please "like" Jennie's facebook page for her business (not a requirement for entry, just a nice supportive thing to do). On November 30th I will put everyone's name who wants to be part of the giveaway in a hat and draw a winner, who will be notified by email and on my blog. As an FYI, the mittens are one size, (medium to large) and are toasty warm!
Jennie also sells her mittens on Etsy here.