A Very Handmade Holiday – Day 4


Hi friends! Last year I had this idea for a fun week of giveaways around the holidays and threw it together last minute. I was beyond psyched to have so many great Etsy shops and artists be down to collaborate and I was even more excited when the giveaways happened and y’all were excited!! I know I don’t do a lot of giveaways on this site (at least not as many as I wish I could share with you) but I really wanted to give back to you guys. You give me so much all year round β€” friendship, encouragement, book recs, laughs, lovely comments and support β€” so this giveaway is hopefully a way to show my appreciation and to spotlight some awesome bookish businesses.


Today we have :


Shannelle from The Art of Escapism

One of the things I love about the book blogging community is how I get to be connected with people of so many ages. I’ve always been so particularly impressed by the younger bloggers in the community and Shannelle is certainly no exception! I could have never juggled blogging and high school/university and all the other activities when I was their age — much less start my own small business! Shannelle’s talent for lettering is incredible and I’m so in love with her minimalist & beautiful designs. Her shop is fairly new so I’m DYING to see what new designs she comes up with next! Check out her blog, too!

Here are some of my favorites that I’m pining for myself:

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One lucky winner is going to winner will win their choice of a mug from The Art of Escapism.

A few things:

  • Winner will receive their choice of a custom book quote necklace.
  • Open internationally to wherever Society6 ships to!
  • You must be 13 years old or older to enter (or grab someone who is to do it for you!)
  • Giveaway ends January 3rd. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be picked!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Catch up on the rest of the giveaways!

Day 1 — book inspired candles — US only.
Day 2 — win a bookish mug of your choice — INTL
Day 3 — Win a custom quote necklace — INTL

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. I’d pick her “I like big books & I cannot lie” mug πŸ™‚

  2. A nice book quote for a cup might be “We accept the love we think we deserve”? The book quote cups are a great idea!

  3. I love books and love mugs so I must try this! πŸ˜€
    Thank you!

  4. Kathleen Pasqualini says:

    I’d pick “Fire Breathing Bitch Queen” πŸ™‚

  5. I’d love to see something from Uglies. I think that series is underrepresented in merchandise.

    • I’d love to make something for underrepresented series, but I sadly haven’t read Uglies. Do you have any favorite quotes?

      • It’s been forever since I’ve read it (I really need to reread it!), but one that sticks out is β€œWhat you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”

  6. These are really pretty! Love the hand-lettered look.

  7. I have an obsession with Etsy. SOOO many bookish beauties! I’ve wanted to stat my own Etsy, Society6, or RedBubble shop for the longest time, but I don’t have enough time to manage a shop right now.
    I’d need two hours to decide on just ONE mug.
    I’d love a mug that says, “She made her home in between the pages of books.” It’s in Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.

  8. I can’t come up with any clever book quotes, but I really do love the mug that says “I Like Big Books & Cannot Lie”, especially since it’s an idea I have for a book blog project in 2016!

  9. Maeghan Trail says:

    I would say a quote from the Shatter Me series of the Throne of Glass series or maybe a Harry Potter quote. Hard to choose!!

  10. The ‘love is an open bookstore’ one featured in this post!

  11. Chelsea Smith says:

    Love the “I like big books and I cannot lie” mug!

  12. I do really like that The Winner’s Curse mug. So I’d probably have to get that one.

  13. Johanna Miller says:

    I like big books!

  14. I love six of crows quotes! Anything Leigh Bardugo writes is golden

  15. I LIKE BIG BOOKS AND I CANNOT LIE. I’d pick that one, I love how we made that phrase about books and that song also brings back so many karaoke memories from high school.

    It’s not ABOUT books, but a book quote I have recently fallen for is “Broken isn’t the same as unfixable” from Winter. I know it’s about robots and technology, but I need this as a self affirmation in my life.

  16. I would love to see quotes from Gabriel Garcia Marquez. My favorite mug is the one from Pablo Neruda

  17. Artemis Giote says:

    One of my favorite quotes:
    It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
    Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry, The Little Prince

    Thank you for the chance!!!

  18. Those mugs are AWESOME. *sets fingers to crossed*

  19. PS I forgot to mention which was my favorite quote…hard call, possibly the Neruda quote. I also saw a mug once that said “the trees speak latin” (from The Raven Boys Cycle) that I totally loved.

  20. I’d love a book quote from I’ll Give You the Sun. That whole book is a quote! I’m also a big fan of Looking for Alaska quotes. John Green is just so damn smart in that book.

    • I sadly haven’t read I’ll Give You the Sun and I’ve totally forgotten Looking for Alaska, but could you give me some of your favorite quotes?

  21. I like the one with I like big books. I wish there was one with ‘The Man in Black Fled Across the Desert and the Gunslinger Followed’!!

  22. Love is an Open Bookstore is lovely. Cute! Thanks for the chance, I’ve eyed some super awesome bookish things in this store πŸ™‚

  23. I really like the Love Is an Open Bookstore mug!

  24. All of the mugs are cute, but I think I like the “I Like Big Books” mug best.

  25. Love the style! so many things that are making my wishlist!

  26. I’d love a mug with a quote from Le Petit Prince or the Shatter Me trilogy!

  27. Yay, Shannelle! I love her lettering! I’ve had my eye on Love is an Open Bookstore for a while! There are so many quotes I’d love for her to do, it’s hard to pick just one! Maybe from The Book Thief: β€œI have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” Not sure if it’s too long but it’s one of my favorite bookish quotes.

  28. I’m partial to the ‘I Like Big Books’ mug but these are all wonderful. πŸ™‚

  29. I love the Pablo Neruda mug you featured in this post – that quote always reminds me of Taylor Swift. So I’d probably choose that mug!

  30. I would love something for someone we love like “You and books are my favorite things” πŸ™‚

  31. I shall die happy when I finally get an MWT quote on a mug. Until then, I’d probably pick the black and gold humans are monstrous mug.

  32. Love is an open bookstore is a fun quote to have on a mug.

  33. Oh wow, thanks so much for this giveaway πŸ™‚ I have been so behind in the blogosphere that I completely have not checked my Feedly in SOOO long, I finally got around to it and I am so excited that you brought this series back around! I found some of my very favorite Etsy vendors from this giveaway series last year πŸ™‚ I also had no idea about this shop, and now I’m stalking it!!! I would definitely choose Fire-breathing Bitch-Queen … love it!

  34. I don’t have a lot of quotes rattling around in my head, so I’m not sure which would make the best mugs BUT anything snarktastic from a novel is always fun. πŸ™‚

  35. Cindy Myers says:

    I would pick I Like Big Books (White). Thank you for the chance.

  36. I love that first one πŸ™‚

  37. The “I like big books and I cannot lie” one is so great!

  38. I’d love to see What about Second Breakfast on a mug πŸ™‚

  39. I love the quote – Love is an Open Bookstore. πŸ™‚

  40. KATE SARSFIELD says: