The Sunshine Stitch Feature, Review + Giveaway

I’m proud to be hosting another great feature this week! The Sunshine Stitch is full of precious crocheted items for babies, kids, and great stuff for adults too. Alysha, the lovely lady behind the shop, is also a bloggy friend of mine. Check out her blog here.


Where are you located + are you from there originally? I live in beautiful sunny California at the moment with my husband and two wonderful boys. But I am originally from rainy Washington state and I think that is where I hope to move back to someday with my family. 

How did you come up with your shop name? I came up with my shop name simply because of where I live. Its the sunny place to be! And honestly, out of all the names I came up with… 
its the one that I just kept going back to. It was meant to be.


How long have you had your shop? My shop will have been open for one year on January 6th 2012! With almost 500 sales under my belt already, I would say that the Lord has truly had a hand on my “little” business. 

What inspires you? My boys. Their creativity. Their curiosity of the world around them. And I try to create my products in a way that I know will look wonderful, rustic, and outdoorsy but still functional. Just what my boys need. {And little girls & mamas too of course. }

What is your favorite item in your shop? For the boys, I love my newsboys cap. Its so simple yet fun. The girls: The kiss me Kate earflap is darling. And for the ladies: My Wrap your arms around me cowl. <3 


Do you have any other jobs or hobbies? Being a stay at home mama to my two boys is my number one job & I wouldnt have it any other way. I also LOVE to craft. I host monthly craft nights with my sister in law and our friends and we “try” to make beautiful things. This month we are doing holiday wreaths!!


Share an interesting fact about yourself. hmm. My labor with my first son was 39 hours. My labor with my second son was 5 hours. I like to keep things exciting. 😉 

What do you hope your future holds?  
I hope to live a life that is glorifying to the Lord & not waste time on things that wont matter in His kingdom. I hope that His plan for me includes: watching my boys grow up to the love the Lord & have wonderful lives as well as possibly continuing to pursue my passion of crochet by someday possibly opening a small boutique shop in my own town. 🙂 

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Shandell’s Review

Alysha recently sent my boys some of her adorable hats. A newsboy cap for Malakai and a baby beanie for Desmond. Her hats are so adorable and really well-made. 
 I love the outdoorsy look of these hats, the wooden buttons are so unique and perfect for little boys. I’ve always had a challenge finding cute boy stuff. These little hats are so sweet and perfect for fall. 
Malakai had a blast wearing his hat and I just love the shots I got of Desmond in his little beanie. Sadly, they wouldn’t cooperate for a picture of both of them in their Sunshine Stitch creations. Lately Malakai will only hold Desmond for about 30 seconds. 

I highly recommend Alysha’s products. She really has an eye for colors and cute creations. You can find stuff for almost anyone on your Christmas list!

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Alysha is giving away a $20 credit to a reader of Breaking New Ground! Below are details for entering. Please be sure to read the “small print” so that your entries count..

Mandatory Entry: 
(must be completed before extra entries count)
Visit The Sunshine Stitch and check out Alysha’s handmade goodness. Then come back here and tell me how you’d spend the $20 credit. 
Extra Entries:
~ Add The Sunshine Stitch to your Etsy favorites
~ Like The Sunshine Stitch on Facebook
Giveaway closes on Friday November 25th, 11pm PST.
Best of Luck!

Winner will be selected at random via and will have 48 hours to respond in order to claim the prize or it will be awarded to an alternate. Please leave an email address in your comment if it is not attached to your blogger profile. If I cannot contact you, an alternate will be chosen. 

Open to U.S. residents only. All comments will be verified. Comments subject to removal without notification based on their relevance to contest. All entries will be verified. So, please be sure to follow instructions carefully. 
Questions? As always click on the “email me” button to send me a message. Please do not leave a comment here that isn’t intended to be an entry into the giveaway. 
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this review. All opinions are my own. Click for additional disclosures and PR policies.

  1. Kelly

    November 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Ok, HOW CUTE are her coffee cup cozies?! But I also like the creme & red-flowered Christmas hat for a girl. SOOOO cute.

    dkfen725 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Kelly

    November 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    P.S. I also "liked" her FB page as Kelly Fenley.

    dkfen725 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Bekah

    November 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Jack outgrew his hats from last year, so I am on the hunt for new ones, and a newsboy cap would totally be adorable!

  4. Britt

    November 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I love the "flirty" newborn girl hat! So cute!

  5. Kayla

    November 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I would spend it on a coffee cup cozy and headband for my little girl!

  6. Kayla

    November 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    The Sunshine Stitch is added to my favorites on Etsy. One of my favorite shops!

  7. Mitzi G.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I LOVE the newsboy cap & think it would look great on both my boys!

  8. Mitzi G.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    they are my "favorite" on Etsy

  9. Expecting Lil Romeo or Juliet

    November 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I would like the "Simple Things" Beanie for my little baby girl on the way.
    I also "liked" on FB and "favorite" on etsy 🙂

    Love her stuff!!!! 🙂
    Email is

  10. Waiting on Josey Layne

    November 22, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Informed (thankfully) I need to make separate posts. So, I liked the Facebook too 🙂

  11. Waiting on Josey Layne

    November 22, 2011 at 1:02 am

    And I favorited her on etsy 🙂

    (my blogger name was changed, but didn't change for my first comment?? Weird lol)

  12. Jen

    November 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I would totally get the Baby Beanie Bear hat! I'm expecting my second baby and that hat would be cute for either a boy or a girl!

  13. Jen

    November 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I added The Sunshine Stitch to my favorites on Etsy!

  14. Jen

    November 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I already like the Sunshine Stitch on FB!

  15. Krista

    November 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I "like" Sunshine Stitch on facebook!

  16. Krista

    November 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Sunshine Stitch is one of my "favorites" on Etsy.

  17. Krista

    November 22, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I would love one of Sunshine Stitch's cowls.

  18. Jenny

    November 22, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I would totally get the "Choppin wood beanie" for my little guy! So adorable.

  19. Jenny

    November 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I liked Sunshine Stitch on FB 🙂

  20. Heather

    November 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    adorable! I think I would get the newsGIRL hat with the blue flower. SO cute!

  21. Heather

    November 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Th Sunshine Stitch is now a favorite on my Etsy account.

  22. Heather

    November 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I like The Sunshine Stitch on FB.

  23. Nicole Fye

    November 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I already have items from Alysha! I love them all! I think if I won the $20 I would need to get something for myself! I love the 2 tone cowl scarf, or sailor eclectic cowl scarf and the knot headbands or the cup cozys! I love everything and they are so well made! <3 I seriously need to win I have too many things on my wish list. 🙂

  24. Nicole Fye

    November 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    The Sunshine Stitch is in my Etsy favorites!

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