Pay-it-forward giveaway! Adeline-Black French Style Beret- From Pure Wool-With Hand Felted Red Rose Brooch

Susanna and Lily of Crafts2Cherish ETSY shop based in Dublin, Ireland is offering us this stunning Adeline-Black French Style Beret made from pure wool-with hand felted red Rose brooch a priceless work of art for this first pay-it-forward giveaway. They are textile artists, working primarily in felt making. Felted wool fabric is one of the most ancient textiles. Their entire collection is created using the highest quality of natural and sustainable materials. They use a variety of raw wools which are selected for their felting characteristics, texture and wear ability. They are hand-dyed and hand carded by them to provide a wide palette range, and then hand-felted by layering and building up color and texture to achieve a soft and flexible felted item. All things are one of a kind and handmade with great care and attention to detail.  

Hopefully, this giveaway will inspire everyone that enters to do one little deed today to help someone- a loved one, a neighbor, a co-worker, or some online that has touched your heart. Try to make a habit out of it- just one tiny gesture each day. If everyone did this, imagine the effect on the entire world. It’s amazing to think about the possible results. So readers let pay-it-forward.  I know everyone of you knows someone that would just adore this stunning designer hat, but cannot afford it or would be uplifting to someone going through a difficult time.  With the economy in such a mess think what a new hat would mean to someone special. 

To enter, first go over to Crafts2Cherish and tell us which one of their designs you are lusting over, then come back here and tell who you want it to go to.  You can tell as little or as much about the person as you and they would be comfortable with.  Can anyone think of the best way to select a winner?  Maybe all the editors on Craft Gossip would be good judges.  This giveaway will run from today March 2, 2010 thru March 17th 2010 a perfect awarding date for and Irish shop.  Wow! I am lusting after everything in their shop, what spectacular designers, but I do love this hat.


  1. Kristen says

    I would love to share the deep red flowered brooch with my friend “G”. She has had a difficult time recently (getting a divorce, her beloved kitty died 3 weeks ago, financial difficulties. I think this lovely flower would be perfect to help cheer her up and remind her of friends who love her no matter what.

  2. Elaine says

    Let me be first. I would love this for my daughter who is living in France for the year on a very very limited budget and has been lusting after a beret. She would look beautiful in this one and red has always been her favorite color, even when all the other little girls loved pink.

    I utterly love the felted bags, all of them, but especially the round green one. Just fabulous!

  3. Catie says

    I am lusting for the Celestial -Ocean Blue-Felted Evening Bag-Hand felted-From Wool- With Sequins. It is wonderful
    Thanks for the opportunity to win

  4. Tanzi says

    I am totally in love with the Audrey bag. The vintage flowers and beads totally make it! I love it!

    I have a wonderful friend who, in the last three years has experienced a divorce, a miscarriage, and a layoff. Although she has a graduate degree, the terrible economy has kept her having to temp while job hunting for about two years. She’s had a really hard time with all of this, and finally checked herself into the hospital to treat the depression that she rightly suffers because of all of this hardship. However, I admire her so much because, even through all of this, she’s kept going even when she thought she couldn’t, and she’s refused to give up all hope even when it seemed like she didn’t have enough strength to keep hoping. And what little she still has she gives freely to others that she thinks need help even more than she. I make her sound like a saint, and she’s certainly not, but she’s risen to the occasion with grace and dignity when it seemed impossible to do. I would love to give her this beautiful hat to show her how special I think she is.

  5. Rachel says

    There are so many GORGEOUS things in the shop! The Flower Brooches reminded me of a dear friend who has recently lost a baby through a miscarriage. She is a lovely person and I know the past couple of months have been difficult as a result of the loss; she is so excited to be a parent and, though her dream has been put on hold, I know she will a wonderful mother. I would choose a big and colorful flower brooch for her because it would be bright, happy, and a treat she would not necessarily buy for herself even though she deserves to be spoiled.

  6. TJ says

    I absolutely love this beret best of all the wonderful things you have made.

    I would love to win this beret for my wife who has been taking care of her aging mother who is becoming very forgetful, a 22 year old daughter, working full time at a very demanding job, and trying to deal with her own very serious health problems.

    Something that smiles at her like this beret would be wonderful and shout that she is a winner!

  7. Ellie says

    The light gray beret with the coral rose brooch would be perfect for a friend, who, after having a baby last year was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This would be so cheerful as she undergoes treatment.

  8. Rachel O says

    I love all the purses, especially the blue beaded one. So inspiring.

    I want to win this beret for my Mom. She’s had cancer and chemo, and though her hair has grown back, it is now very sparse and she is very self-conscious about it. I’d love to give her this beret to let her cover her head with flair.

  9. says

    This hat is lovely~ I would love to see this beautiful hat on my friend, she is so giving to everyone else, taking care of her aging and ill parents, working full time to support herself, she had a terrible divorce in which her husband cheated on her for years, she still loves him so much, but cannot ever be with him again, she has two beautiful daughters and one son with him, that she did an amazing job raising, without giving them any bad feelings about their father, despite what he did to her. I am blessed to have her as my friend. I love the Mon Cherie – Jasmine White Hand Felted Drawstring Bag, but all of the items in this beautiful Etsy shop are worth taking home~ Thank you for the opportunity to win this hat~

  10. Susan Spiers says

    I luv the Luisa Light Grey Hand Warmers with White Hand felted Roses. I would give them to my baby sister who lives in NC and will surely make good use of them. She had just found out that she has MS when her husband had a heart attack which required 4 by-passes. She is trying to work, deal with her MS & take care of her recuperating husband. These are something that would bring a smile to her face & bring some joy into her not so joyful life.

  11. says

    WOW! I love the beret! Both it and the red rose necklace (with leaves – so gorgeous!) would be stunning on my friend D. She is brilliant, so sweet, and and the wisest young person I have ever known. She has been a huge part of our lives (my husband and I) and we hate leaving her behind but are about to move cross-country. Her job is causing her some problem, too, and she could really use a little sunshine in her life!

  12. knitmit says

    Wow I like “Each Peach Flower Necklace-Hand felted From Wool.” That would make a beautiful spring necklace! Thanks!
    knitmit on rav

  13. Jersey Jessie says

    Oh wow. What a great-looking beret. I just checked out the website and although all are great-looking, this is my fav.

    If I won this, it would be for my sister who has had one medical problem after another. Basically when she licks one cancer, along comes another, but she doesn’t give up and quit!

  14. Romelda McKee says

    1st, your items are incredibly lovely. What fun to choose among them! I would like the Morrocan Mint felted necklace. My daughter loves one of a kind items. She is the most giving person I have ever known. Her business is an interior design firm and event planning. The economy has slowed business very much. So she has been donating time to charities and doing fund raising with her event planning abilities. This is the the 3rd this year and is for the SPCA. Megan’s heart is so big she often forgets there are only 24 hours in a day. Friends always know where a helping hand is to be found. She rarely gets recognition and I think she would be honored/.

  15. billie says

    Your items are lovely. There were several that I would love to wear.
    I know someone that has just lost their dad and the Adeline-Black French Style Beret would be wonderful to give to her.
    thanks rav id- dogwalker

  16. Sylvia says

    I love all the felted purses. I’d love to be able to create something like them!

    If I won the beret, I would give it to my daughter who is struggling with breast cancer but never complains, and is there to help everyone else (like me) when we need help. It would be so nice if someone did something lovely for her.

  17. Jayne says

    I like the Audrey hand-felted bag. I’m thinking it’ll be either a good bday gift to myself or for my mom to cheer her up. she’s a bit stressed these days because of some family issues. And she’s a bag person so, not too bad an idea, methinks. Thanks!

  18. Deborah says

    I found several things I am lusting for, gee thanks! I finally picked Lara -Green Shoulder Bag-Hand Felted From Wool-With Yellow and Orange Flowers as my number 1 choice.

    I would love for one of my mosaic students to have the felted hat. She is struggling with cancer for the second time. Her sister and daughter are also students and we are now making mosaics that matter, little mosaic jars that we are donating to the local cancer center. It helps both us and the cancer patients have hope.

  19. EJ says

    All of her work is beautiful – the hats, flowers, bags … everything. My favorite is the hat since it has such joie de vie.

    Which is why I would like to win this for my friend, yet another cancer victim, who needs a lift in her life and a nice soft cover for her head.

  20. says

    Wow! Beautiful felt work.

    The blue green felted brooch is to die for.

    If I won the pay it forward beret, I would give it to my sistersoul Samm. She came into my life when I lost my sister to cancer a year ago. She has helped me through an extremely difficult time of my life and would love to show her how thankful I am with this beret.


  21. Anne Taylor says

    I adore, just adore the Christa Pink Felt Flower Choker. What a brilliant way to bring an outfit to life!

    The flowers remind me of my mom, who passed in October (cancer & alzheimers) 2 diseases with absolutely no consience!!

    My grandmother painted flowers and mom and I would spend time looking at grandma’s paintings and loving the colours and how the flowers brought the paintings to life!

    (in Canada)

  22. purple says

    I love all of her work, but especially Lara -Green Shoulder Bag-Hand Felted From Wool-With Yellow and Orange Flowers. It is just amazing.

    I would give the beret to my dear friend who has 2 babies and inflammatory breast cancer. I’m a breast cancer survivor myself, and know just how horrible it is, but inflammatory breast cancer is in a league all its own, and hers was misdiagnosed since she was still nursing and they thought it was just a clogged milk duct and kept telling her to stop worrying and complaining. It’s heartbreaking and I’d love to give her something amazing like the beret.

  23. says

    I love the New Innocence ..Silver headband with feathers and tulle for special occasions, weddings, proms, parties and more. I’d give it to my best friend, Rachel because she’s such a sweet girl!

  24. says

    I am in lust with the Felted Bag-Hand Felted From Wool- With Pink Stripes. It would go to my best friend who has hopefully beaten breast cancer

  25. Carla says

    All of their work is gorgeous. I love all the bags, but perhaps my favorite is actually the black beret.

    I would give the beret to my mother who is yet another breast cancer victim. She gives me such courage. She makes me feel like there is hope.

  26. Knitting in New Jersey says

    My favorite item is the Pink Surprise -Felted Bag-Hand Felted From Wool- With Pink Stripes, but absolutely everything has such flair.

    And that includes the beret which I would love to give to my dear wife who has been through a great deal of heartache in recent years, but keeps going and smiling and deserves to be treated to something wonderful like this.

  27. says

    I like the Lara -Green Shoulder Bag-Hand Felted From Wool-With Yellow and Orange Flowers. I would like to give it to my sister because she is very accommodating and fun to be with.

  28. says

    I love all her items actually. They are all so stunning, elegant and have this seductive touch to them. But, since we should pick a fave, this is my pick! Fleur -Felt Rose Neckace-Lariat-Hand Felted-From Wool ( It reminds me of tango dancers and I think it’s very unique & beautiful.

    If I were to win this beret, I would send it to my sister who is very, very missed. She lives abroad and I haven’t seen her in years, which really saddens me. She’s also been having a miserable time lately since she just broke up with her boyfriend of 3 years and feels really lonely without any family there. I think a gorgeous beret like this would really cheer her up. Plus, she’s so fashion forward and she would look wonderful in this. I’m sure it would bring a huge smile to her face, especially if I were to surprise her!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this. :) It’s a wonderful prize and Sussana and Lily are such talented designers!

  29. Anna says

    I absolutely adore the white fluffy felt brooch! and I think it’d be a toss up if it’d be going to me or my 2 year old daughter, she’s all about her ‘cutes’ lol

  30. says

    It’s a toss up between this black beret and the White Beret with felted flower brooch. I know exactly who to give this to–my little sister and Maid of Honor at my wedding this August. She is a happy light to everyone who knows her and she is a very giving and caring soul. She has been such a Godsend for me during this crazy journey called wedding planning. This would be an awesome gift to give this little fashionista. Boy, does this young lady love to accessorize, and her favorite? Hats! Especially chic, classy berets! A beautiful gift for a beautiful young lady!

  31. Lena says

    I really would love my daugther to have the Pink Surprise -Felted Bag-Hand Felted From Wool- With Pink Stripes because she’s the most adorable and sweetest little girl in the whole world and she’d certainly deserve such a wonderful piece of art!

  32. polly k. says

    i love the mon cherie-jasmine white hand felted drawstring bag. i would love this for my daughterinlaw just because she is the best!

  33. says

    I love the Adeline black felted beret with the red felted flower brooch; it would cheer up my friend Pam, who has had a troubling year. First she broke her shoulder and has had to go through a difficult recovery. With the downturn economy, she lives on limited funds, but is expected to shuttle and support other family members who depend on her for help with their health. Her father passed last month, and her shoulder isn’t mending as well as expected; she thinks they may have to break it and reset it so she can get full movement back in the joint.

  34. Fiona Chan says

    White Beret- With Felted Flower Brooch-Hand Felted From Wool, the one posted here is gorgeous too. I would give it to my mom because she did a lot things for me, and spent a lot money on me, and basically sacrificed a lot for me and my brothers too. plus the beret is gorgeous. mother’s day coming soon, and this could be my mother’s day gift for her slash belated birthday gift. 😀

  35. Flore says

    Everything is gorgeous, a perfect mix of sweet and bold. My preference goes to the flower broochs, especially the Wild rose one. The present would go to my mother, considering her birthday is next week ! She would love this beret, that’s exactly her king of thing! Plus she deserves an extra present : last week she took care of my three kids so that hubby and I could go on holidays (the only ones we’ll be able to have together this year)

  36. helenlam says

    I really like the Audrey, Hand Felted Merino Wool Drawstring Bag. I think it would be a great gift for my friend Naomi who is always an inspiration to me in terms of how much of a giver she is. She’s always thinking of others and so kind and considerate. She’d appreciate a cute bag like this for her knitting!

  37. Lubaska says

    I love their felted bags. I chose this one: Lara – Green Shoulder Bag-Hand Felted From Wool-With Yellow and Orange Flowers. It would be great gift for my very good friend Martina. This handbag is just her style.:-) She works for non-govt organizations, she is very active citizen and she tries to help and improve society (maybe mostly on regional level). As usually these people are underrated in my country. She inspires me a lot…

  38. Junie says

    I would love to give this to my daughter, who has experienced this week her first “red flower days”, and to whom I want to say that growing up is not only about hygienic pads, body hair, spots, and quicker greasing hair.
    There are gorgeous accessories too!
    I chose the Chiara Flower Brooch.

  39. says

    I really like the giveaway prize actually. My fave! I’d give it to my bestie who is going overseas to UK to study. We come from a non-4 season country so the winters will be extra tough. I’ll bet she could do with this lovely cap!

    Thanks for the chance!

  40. shiki says

    Liking the Mon Cherie – Jasmine White Hand Felted Drawstring Bag very much. I’d give it to my gal pal, who is nuts over wools, flowers and bags. How cool to give her all of those in 1 cute package.

  41. says

    I love the Allure -White Rose Felt Necklace-Choker-Hand Felted From Wool

    If I won, this would go to my daughter. She is a great girl that doesn’t get as much as she deserves. She’d love this hat!

  42. says

    I am lusting after everything in their store! What absolutely gorgeous work. The Ballerina Bracelet would be perfect for my friend Susan. She has been admiring the ones I make, but this is much prettier, and more detailed. She is a busy mom of two who needs a little spoiling.

  43. Laura says

    I would gift this to my sister who has been having a hard time of late. Unlike others she has never complained even though I know out of everyone she is suffering the most right now. I am sure this would brighten her week!

    From her shop I adore the Mademoiselle Pink,Felt Flower Brooch, Hand Felted.


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