And The Winner Of Our Latest Reader's Giveaway Is….

Congratulations, Patricia,  you are the winner of a Stitch And Made travel bag!!   Please email your postal address to so we can ship it to you.***

Many thanks to Sadiero of Stitch and Made for contributing to this week's reader giveaway and to all who entered our contest.

*** The winner has two weeks to claim his/her prize (from 8/22/14) by contacting Cocoon Home Blog via email.  Another entry will be drawn if the winner does not contact us within that time frame.

Reader Giveaway: Original Handcrafted Handbag by Stitch and Made

While in LA recently, I caught up with my friend Sadiero of Stitch And Made.  Ever since I've known him (for quite some time now),  he's had an entrepreneurial spirit, a keen sense of style and the patience and know-how to sew well.  In 2013 he started Stitch And Made, a handcrafted handbag company that specializes in turning repurposed denim, leather jackets and other previously owned materials into fashion custom bags.  A while back he gave me a clutch made from an vintage leather jacket as a gift.   Utilizing industrial-strength zippers, accent colors and his signature clip, he created a sturdy and functional handbag that complements my entire wardrobe.  I've since purchased the Small Dopp Gadget Bag for Alex.  It is custom lined with water resistant fabric so it's perfect for his toiletries and he just loves it.

Take a look at the Stitch And Made bags Alex and I own and find out how you can win one of your very own below:

Sadiero has been kind enough to offer 1 Cocoon Home Blog reader a Stitch And Made Travel Bag that's perfect for storing cords, chargers and/or beauty products.  Enter to win by doing 2 of the following:

1.  Follow Stitch And Made on Instagram. 

2.  "Like" Cocoon Home's Facebook page here (if  you haven't already).

3.  Leave a comment below on how you would use a Stitch And Made handbag.

Contest ends Wednesday August 20th at midnight EST.  Winner will be announced on Friday August 22nd.  Good luck!!

Tiny Atlas Quarterly's Newly Printed Annual Is Our Reader Giveaway


When I was first introduced to California based Tiny Atlas Quarterly, a lifestyle and travel online magazine, I spent hours happily lost in its virtual pages.  The beautiful photographs pulled me in and made me want to know more about each story depicted.  I'm  happy to announce  that Tiny Atlas Quarterly's  Printed Annual is now available!  Being an avid magazine collector, you can only image how pleased I will be to hold these amazing images in my hands and atop our coffee table.    I just ordered my copy  but you can win your very own by checking out the magazine here and commenting below.

To see more amazing imagery follow Tiny Atlas on Instagram and share your favorite travel photos using #tinyatlas!

Many congratulations to all the folks at Tiny Atlas Quarterly for creating and collaborating on a magazine that profoundly represents your passions, your talents and your dreams.

Contest ends Thursday June 5th.  Winner will be announced on Friday June 6th.

And The Winners Are:

I'm excited to announce the winners of last week's home design book giveaway !  They are:

Jessica, winner of "Simple Home"

Carole Sinclair, winner of "Reclaiming Style"


Liz, winner of "The Natural Home"

Congratulations to you all.  Please email your postal addresses to and your books will be on the way!

Many thanks to Ryland Peters & Small for donating the books and to everyone who participated.  I loved reading all your comments.


Reader Giveaway: 3 Books***3 Winners

Publisher Ryland Peters & Small is once again participating in a Cocoon Home Blog reader giveaway.  This time  with not just 1, but with 3 beautiful home decor books.  Each one focuses on different approaches to interior design,  but all share a philosophy of personal style.   Take a look at these books and learn how to enter to win one below:

"Reclaiming Style" shares images and ideas on the use of salvaged materials to create an elegant home.

Mark & Sally Bailey, authors of "Simple Home "explore spaces that are both sustainable and stylish.

In "The Natural Home",  author Hans Blomquist shares his love of nature in revealing how organic elements can live in a sophisticated, eleclectic home.

Enter to win one of these books by leaving a comment on which one of them suits your home decorating style best and why.  Be sure to check out Ryland Peters & Small's Facebook page here.

All entries must be submitted by Friday December 15th.  Good luck!

Many thanks to KM at Ryland Peters & Small!