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!!

And The Winner Of Michael Aram's Fig Leaf Collection Tray Is:

Congratulations, Brittany,  you are the winner of Michael Aram's Fig Leaf tray, coordinating plates and serving wear!   Please email your postal address to, so I can ship it all to you.

Many thanks to the folks at Madhouse for contributing to last week's reader giveaway and to all the blog followers who entered the contest.

[winner has two weeks from 11/18/13 to contact Cocoon Home blog via email to claim prize.  After that time another entry will be drawn]

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!