Smarty Team Note: We’ve been busy over in Smartyland making our lists and checking ’em twice. As always, we wanted to share some holiday cheer with all of you! Get ready for 10+ days of holiday giveaways. Keep checking CSP daily to find a new present just for you. And make sure to enter them all. You can’t win if you don’t enter!! Merry, Merry! ~ Love, The CSP Elves
Merry, Merry: M & L Mercantile
This is another fabulous locally-owned business, Smarties! Early in 2020, looking for a creative way to pass the time during quarantine, Tamsin Brown Skeels – a wife and mother of two girls living in Ballantyne – began crocheting. She started off by making winter hats with her daughter Anna-Cate and quickly moved on to learning amigurumi (the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed dolls and animals). She soon began making gifts for family, friends, and neighbors.
Through much trial and error, practice, and perseverance, Tamsin has grown as a crochet artist. With the help and support of her family and friends, she has created Mouse & Lamb Mercantile, LLC. After selling a variety of warm and cozy hats, fashionable and functional market bags, and adorable amigurumi critters locally, for more than a year, she is about to launch an Etsy shop. M&L Mercantile will allow customers to choose colors and a variety of other options for each of the items they order. Tamsin’s love of crochet and sense of whimsy has allowed her to hone her craft and bring joy to all who own her creations. Beautiful hats, multi-use market bags, and critters cute as can be; her work sparks happiness in everyone owns a piece.
The M & L Mercantile giveaway
Two lucky Smarties will win a “Mommy & Me” hat set in the color and size of her choice. The gifts total $96 in value.
Here’s how to enter:
1) Sign up for the weekly Smarty Newsletter.
2) Head on over to CSP social channels for entry rules on Instagram or Facebook.
That’s it! We will announce winners on our Instagram story on Dec. 16, so stay tuned, Smarties, and Merry, Merry!
Note: Winners must live in Greater Charlotte area to claim their prize.
Make sure to keep checking CSP DAILY for a NEW holiday giveaway each day! And share with your gal pals, there is enough for everyone to share! Here is our lineup so far:
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #1 – American Girl’s Corinne™ Doll & Book, a $115 value!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #2: Family 4-pack to Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker, a $400 value!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #3: Gift card to Erin McDermott Jewelry, a $75 value!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #4: Two Family 4-packs of tickets to Carolina Holiday Light Spectacular, a $160 value!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #5: Sweater from Knits & Pieces, a $60 value.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #6: Facial from Massage Envy, a $125 value.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #7: Moost Bag, a $146 value.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #8: Winnie the Pooh, a $150 value.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #9: YogaSix eight-pack of classes, a $109 value.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #10: M& L Mercantile hat set, a $96 value.