Sarah’s Silks baby blanket and pocket play silk giveaway

For years I have loved Sarah’s Silks, a family owned company that makes beautiful play silks, play silk dress-up, and imaginative play things.  We have a basket full of various size play silks and they are a favorite play item.  I can’t say enough positive about how wonderful play silks are for children of all ages and one of my favorite things to decorate with according to the seasons.  I’m so delighted that Sarah’s Silks has become a sponsor of TLB and that I can help connect my readers with a company I have loved and trusted for so many years in my own parenting journey.  It was a pleasure to get to interview Sarah for this giveaway, I hope you enjoy the interview and the giveaway opportunity.

Sarah with her family

TLB:  For years my children have played with your silks and they regularly provide the “grass” of our Easter baskets.  I’d love to know, how did Sarah’s Silks come about?

Sarah:  18 years ago I was a stay at home mom with two little boys who loved to dress up and play pretend. Our neighbors went to waldorf school and told me about the cloths the kids use in the kindergarten. I decided to try dying some on my own for my boys and the neighbors to play with. They loved them, I could see how kids use their imaginations to make capes, funny pants, head covers, and more. My friends asked me for some. Then I approached a local toy store who were very kind and decided to try them. They sold well for them. I decided to see if I could make it into a bigger business, called magic cabin. They were our first big account. It went well with them and soon my husband Mike bought us a computer and started helping me dye the silks in our washer!

 

TLB:  When I first heard of play silks I thought it was a strange idea, an expensive material, thought children would find it boring, and that any ol’ scarf would do.  Years and hours of play time later, silks are our favorite plaything.  Why silk?    What is the appeal?  How do play silks inspire children in play?

Sarah:  Silk is light and airy. Easy to tie. Takes the dye well. Feels great to kids. My oldest son was sensitive and they are a no-itch alternative.

I think any old scarf is also wonderful!

 

TLB:  When are silks age appropriate?  How can parents with babies and toddlers play with their child with silks?

Sarah:  We recommend that only kids over 3 play alone with playsilks. Our blankets are enjoyed by babies who love the soft feeling. It is also fun to play peek a boo with babies with our silks. Many moms hang pink and blue silks over the cradle to soften the world for little ones.

TLB:  You’ve shared with me that you breastfed your children, how many children do you have, how long did you breastfeed, and what was your favorite part of the breastfeeding journey?

Sarah:  We have three boys. They are all teenagers now and just love(!) when I tell people how long the nursed! Let’s just say over 3 years each.  The best part for me was how it forced me to relax as a mom. To lay down with them at naps and bedtime and really just BE with them. The connection is so intense and wonderful.

 

TLB:  Last but not least, what’s one of your favorite breastfeeding tips?

Sarah:  Cabbage leaves. Not sure if they are still in use for moms today, but I found with engorged breasts they actually DO help!

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I enjoy Sarah’s blog, she shares some creative ways to use play silks, neat information on silk, imaginative play ideas, and many more posts that cover interesting parenting topics all presented beautifully.  This post on making little bunnies out of mini play silks was fun this spring.

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Today’s giveaway features a silk and flannel baby blanket; 30″x40″ perfect for the newborn up to toddler in the winners choice of rainbow or stars.  Retail value = $59.95.  From their website:

“We have so many families who’s babies just can’t be without these special “lovey” blankets. The soft silk is comforting to little ones. Silk is light but very warm.”

A second winner will be selected to win a pocket silk, retail value of $19.95.  From their website:

“Our wonderful new imaginative play toy. Pockets are magical and exciting.”

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 Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered and have fun browsing Sarah’s Silks.  The giveaway is open from March 30, 2012 to April 6, 2012.  A big thanks to Sarah for her support of TLB and all breastfeeding women, please be sure to visit their Facebook page and thank them for their support of TLB and the giveaway opportunity.  You still have time to get an order in before Easter, you won’t regret giving your little one hours of imaginative play with a great silk item from Sarah’s Silks tucked into their Easter basket.

This giveaway is open to international entries.

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  1. Sarah Curtis says:

    I just found out about play silks today and this store comes to my FB? AND her name is Sarah?? It must be Kismet!

  2. Bianca Munoz says:

    Awesome! Would love the star baby blanket 🙂

  3. I would love to win the blanket!

  4. I love the blanket!

  5. I love the rainbow print baby blankie! so PRETTY!

  6. Elizabeth Fechtman says:

    Wish I could feel that blanket, my son loves rubbing soft blankets on his cheeks 🙂

  7. Anna Hanssen says:

    I would ? to win the blanket for my two sweethearts! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. I would love one of the for my son!

  9. sandra stewart says:

    I love the rainbow blanket!

  10. Crystal Vick says:

    I would love to win! I had never heard of play silks until I heard about them from TLB!

  11. These play silks are so gorgeous!! I’d love to win the starry silk blanket for my first baby due in August!

  12. These are so neat!

  13. Erica Kotabish says:

    Fun!!

  14. I love, love, love silks! I’ve never been able to purchase real ones, but I used to have a huge bag of silk scarves I took with me when I taught preschool! I’m expecting my second baby so a blanket would be wonderful, but my son would love the pocket silks!

  15. I love the idea of the pocket silk

  16. Jen Rice says:

    I think my daughter would LOVE the play silk, but baby brother might like the blanket better 🙂

  17. Nikole Stewart says:

    That space themed blanket is adorable! I would love to win, but I also have been considering purchasing some silks- I may just go ahead now and buy some, they are so gorgeous!

  18. great giveaway!

  19. Holly Profitt says:

    I would love the blanket, but would be very happy with the pocket silk!

  20. Danyal miller says:

    Awesome! My two little ones would love this!!

  21. Amanda McDaniel says:

    The silk blankets sound lovely! My baby boy would love to be swaddled in such soft and beautiful material. 🙂

  22. Would love to win the pocket silk for my little one–she always has her hands full of treasures 🙂

  23. So beautiful! I’d love the stars flannel and silk baby blanket.

  24. Amy @ You Shall Go Out with Joy says:

    Those blankets look so lovely!

  25. I would love the blanket 🙂

  26. sara carney says:

    We have just bought a playsilk for my daughters birthday! Looks fab! Can’t wait to give it to her!!!!

  27. I would love to win a pocket playsilk, as my children are too big for a baby blanket. *sob*

  28. Leslie Gluck says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to win either!

  29. Shannon Brazee says:

    I’m 21 weeks with my first child and I’d love to win the baby blanket!

  30. Jessica Martin says:

    I would love to have one of these beautiful blankets for my son!

  31. I totally love Sarah’s Silks and would really appreciate one for my little boy 🙂

  32. would love the blue star blanket

  33. Thank you so much for the opportunity!!!

  34. Kristin L. says:

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Our little ones would love to play and snuggle in such a lovely blanket and I know they would adore a Sarah’s Silks pocket silk.

    • Kristin L. says:

      The dragon pocket silk is precious and the rainbow blanket looks so magical and fun. Thank you for giving children such beautiful silks to use in their imaginative play. 🙂

  35. Love!

  36. My granddaughter would love the playsilks but my new grandbaby would love the blanket. Thanks for the giveaway! cokelush at gmail

  37. I would love to win my daughter a baby blanket. Her fairy silk one has a tear in it, but she still loves it!

  38. These look so fun and enjoyable. We would live to win the space blanket.

  39. Jennifer Calvert says:

    I would love the stars blanket for Ean’s Dream. We will give it to a sick child in the hospital. My son, Ean, has spent a lot of time in the hospital in his 12 years. It has meant a lot to us when someone would send him a blanket or stuffed animal. So, now, through Ean’s Dream, we are giving hospitalized kids blankets, stuffed animals and activities. Our goal is to let every child and family know they are not alone!

  40. tosha burger says:

    Would love to let my daughter play with these!

  41. We love Sarah’s Silks and would love to win the blanket!

  42. A friend of mine on Fb referred me here 🙂

  43. I love the wings.

  44. So beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity.

  45. I would love to win the rainbow blanket!!! So beautiful!

  46. Heather Brown says:

    So funny to see this today; I just found out about playsilks last week and entered one giveaway. . .pretty sure it was from Sarah’s Silks too!

  47. My boys would love to have some play silks! We can never have enough blankets or dress up play things.

  48. My children have a mix of cotton cloths and playsilks and the silks are always the favourite for dessups. I would love to win the rainbow blanket for my tiny little babe whose middle name is Kahukura – which is rainbow in Maori. Thanks

  49. I absolutely LOVE these blankets!

  50. My sister is expecting her first baby this summer, and I’d love to give her the silk blanket!

  51. Love the rainbow blanket!

  52. the pocket silks are adorable!

  53. I’ve always wanted one of those blankets but alas… My kids are big. But my niece is only 2 weeks old!
    -violet

  54. lovely products! i really want to start a silk collection for my little one..

  55. They’re all so beautiful… I can’t choose!

  56. Sarah Bobo says:

    I would love to win the pocket play silk!

  57. oh wow those pocket silks are amazing! cant wait for them to be here in the uk on myriad! would love to win either of these!

  58. oooo…hard to choose between the starry night blanket and the rainbow blanket! i guess i’ll go with the starry night one!

  59. Love the rainbow! It is absolutely beautiful!!

  60. We have 2 hand me down playsilks, and I would love to have another one!

  61. My sons love (and I love watching them engage in) imaginative play! Beautiful play silks

  62. Shelby Hubbard says:

    I would love to win the rainbow blanket 🙂 I have a two year old daughter who is in LOVE with rainbows 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome prize.

  63. I would love to win the rainbow silk blanket for my new baby that is on the way 🙂 <3

  64. These are so fun!

  65. They look so soft. I’d love the stars pattern one.

  66. hannelore says:

    lovely items, if i win the pocket play please!

  67. I would love any of them!! 🙂

  68. We are fans! My Older boy had a silk cape.

  69. Beautiful things!! Hope my twins win!!

  70. My kids would love a blanket!

  71. Rebecca Drews says:

    Please Please please I want to win the stars blankie!!! Or really any of the beautiful products on here

  72. I would love the Rainbow blanket! So Beautiful!

  73. I would love to win the blanket…thanks for the giveaway!

  74. Carmen B says:

    Would love the play silks for my wonderfully creative daughter!

  75. Michelle V says:

    They are so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway.

  76. lovely! rainbow blanket!

  77. Amy Strand says:

    These look lovely!

  78. We love playsilks. 8 month old rubs them on his face to go to sleep.

  79. Sar Dutton says:

    These silks are divine!Id love one for my next baby!

  80. Jessica Whitehouuse says:

    We’d love the blanket for our 7 month old 🙂

  81. Stephanie says:

    Would love one of these!!

  82. My little girls LOVE playsilks and I’d love to have a silk/flannel blanket for our newest baby girl, due in June! Beautiful!

  83. I would love the stars blanket. 🙂 My daughter is 2.5yrs old and just loves the moon and stars. I have a bunch of Sarah’s silks and we love them. I keep debating stealing some for myself to use as scarfs. 😉

  84. I have 3 girls and 1 more girl on the way (in 4 weeks!), and I know they would all love these products!!!

  85. Amanda Yonnie says:

    I love the rainbow blanket and would love to win one!

  86. Beautiful! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  87. pocket silk for my sweet toddler!

  88. Wow. I’ve never heard of these. I look forward to exploring her site and blog. Thanks Sarah!

  89. These looks like so much fun and encourage imaginative play! I would love the rainbow blanket for my new daughter or the dragon pocket for my 3 year son! (I can’t even begin to imagine the creative things he would be able to carry around with him!) 😉

  90. Ashely Miller says:

    I would LOVE to win a blanket! They are so cute 🙂

  91. Lovely giveaway! Either the blanket or the pocket silk would be amazing!

  92. These are great! This is the first time I have seen them. I have 2 big kids, a toddler, and am a toddler teacher. They would make for awesome play or rest for any of the wonderful children in my life…

  93. I would love to win a rainbow blanket for my little girl!! So cute!!

  94. I love the rainbow baby blanket!

  95. Jamie Kummer says:

    We have a 10 month old son who would LOVE a silky, full size or pocket. We are trying to find something to help soothe him at night and naps. Maybe this is it!

  96. Fun!

  97. I would love either of these. I have a 5 year old who loves to play with silks and the pocket silk would be perfect for her, and a baby on the way who I plan on getting a silk blanket for!

  98. carly glover says:

    id love a rainbow blanket!

  99. I would love to win the blanket for my baby on the way and the play silk for my older daughter!

  100. Stephanie Crouch says:

    so excited!

  101. Tracy Rox says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. V. Savage says:

    I would love a silk blanket, big enough for my 19 month old to love on. He LOVES any soft sillky blankies

  103. Laura Berezny says:

    I would love the rainbow blanket for my new little girl! What a great idea. 🙂

  104. I’d love to win the rainbow one!

  105. Trayce Dixon says:

    What a fantastic giveaway!! My sweet baby Andrew would love these!

  106. My son would love the star blanket and my daughter would love the silk scarf.

  107. Kate Dever says:

    I would love to win any of these silky things! 🙂

  108. Lindsey says:

    Love Love LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVELOVE this !!!!! I want the blanket for my baby Oliver !!!!

  109. That Starry Night blanket is beautiful – wonder if the toddler would finally sleep if he had that? Hahahaha…I can dream 🙂

  110. Rachel H. says:

    Thank you for teaming up with such a great company. I’d love to be able to give the rainbow silk blanket to my daughter. We are trying to create a simple, nurturing, natural world for her (and plan for her to attend a Waldorf school when the time comes – sob, choke, weep!). Thanks again, Jessica!

  111. Tanya Riley says:

    I love the Starry Night Baby Blanket

  112. Beth Stephens says:

    The baby blanket for my little one! Looks super comfy!

  113. samantha says:

    I would love the blue star blanket

  114. SO beautiful! I love the rainbow blanket!

  115. Sherry Nicole says:

    My daughter would love the Rainbow Blanket!

  116. What an awesome idea for a toy! both my kids love dress up and something as versatile as a scarf would be fun!

  117. The rainbow blanket is cool!

  118. Nancy Vinella says:

    These are gorgeous! Both of my girls love silky blankets. While I love both the rainbow and stars, the baby might be able to keep the rainbow one. My 10 year old, who is a space freak, would try to steal the starry night one! 🙂 Thank you!

  119. I LOVE the rainbow silk! I would love for my daughter to have one!

  120. I would love to win the blanket. My son is special needs and becomes very attached to his love blankies, and I’m always on the hunt for ones with the right texture for him. Silk is one of his favorite fabrics!

  121. Jessica Eichhorn says:

    I think we’d love them all in our house! My boys would love the star one but I think they’d all want to play with it and use it!

  122. Sara Deranek says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! I would LOVE to win the rainbow blanket!

  123. Awesome!! My kids would love either!!

  124. Such sweet blankets!

  125. I love the rainbow silk and the starry night!! I have a little boy and a girl. Either one would work for my house, but I like the starry night the best!

  126. kasandra says:

    All three of my kids have “Silkies” they they can not sleep with out! love the idea of the pocket silks. cool way for kids to keep track of their toys for the day. 🙂

  127. How beautiful!!! I am having a girl after 2 boys and I know she will adore this!

  128. Amy Corbet-Elsbree says:

    Stars are SO Cute!

  129. they are beautiful! i can already imagine the games my daughter would play

  130. Tammie E says:

    I’ve been wanting to get some silks for my 2 little ones. They’re so gorgeous! Thanks so much for this opportunity! I’ve liked their page and look forward to seeing what they’re up to.

  131. Amy Wakeman says:

    I love Sarah’s Silks AND The Leaky Boob!!!

  132. Emily Fluharty says:

    It would be an absolute privilege to have ANY ONE of these items. My daughter has some skin issues, and she would do great with the blanket. These are all so pretty! So excited you’re doing a Sarah’s Silks giveaway!

  133. Amy Wakeman says:

    My four-month-old would love the starry night blankie.

  134. We love Silks!! So much awesome play!!

  135. I don’t think I could pick just one item–definitely some pinks and starry nights for silk scapes and playsilks..can’t decide on which blanket I would want 🙂

  136. Hailie H says:

    I would love to win a blanket. My toddler is in the process of weaning and his only comfort has been his blankets. I’d love to be able to give him something like this as a comfort during this time.

  137. Mandy S says:

    all beautiful! I can just imagine the fun my little one could have playing with these!! I love the starry night silk scape!

  138. Sara G. says:

    Everything looks beautiful!

  139. Mandapanda says:

    I would love to wrap my little lady in the rainbow silk blanket!

  140. Bree Cassidy says:

    I love these so much! Our favorites are the Rainbow baby blanket and Rainbow Rose Canopy. <3

  141. Valerie says:

    These are beautiful! I love the star blanket as an option for boys or girls!

  142. Melissa Moore says:

    It’s hard to choose, they are both so pretty! I would have to pick stars, but the rainbow is a very close second!

  143. Kristal Strawn says:

    I would to win either the Star baby blanket or the Rainbow one…they are so prettt.

  144. Im such a big fan of Sarah’s silks!!! I’d love to add either of these to our silky collection!! Also, much love to TLB!! 🙂

  145. jamie dafoe says:

    Rainbow silkscapes or baby blanket. Someone got us a lavendar puppy with a silkie blanket and my daughter worked the blanket off and now we take it everywhere! Shes a big 2.5 and tries to wrap it around herself lol!

  146. Shelley D. says:

    I’d love to win the blanket for my baby due in October. 🙂

  147. Melissa says:

    We are huge fans and absolutely love silky blankets. Not only for creative play but for comfort too. Its soothing and our girls both rub silk. We would LOVE to win the Rainbow or Little Lady silk blanket!!!!

  148. Meagan Mohr says:

    Love the starry night blanket and the rainbow one too!

  149. Kimberly says:

    I’d love to win the starry night blanket. My baby girl would like to cuddle with it and I like the unique print.

  150. Deidre Caswell says:

    I love the rainbow baby blanket! It would be perfect for our newest little one!

  151. I LOVE your products and would love to win a Rainbow blanket!!

  152. that star blanket is so beautiful!

  153. Heidiho says:

    I would love a rainbow silky for my bambino! He would love it! Have looked at these before but couldn’t buy!:)

  154. I love the starry night blanket.

  155. Molly L says:

    Woukd love to win any product but the stary night blanket would be lovely for our newest little one!

  156. jeannette weinbrenner says:

    These are all so beautiful,what a wonderful give away thank you:-)

  157. Both patterns of the silk scapes are beautiful.

  158. Jessica says:

    we love play silks too. would love the stars blanket.

  159. Sabrina says:

    As a mother of a 13 year old and a 17 week old, I’m clearly doing babyhood all over again. I’m very excited about the fun silks can add to both of my kids. I really love the rainbow blanket. 🙂

  160. My daughter loves playsilks! Would be so excited to win some!

  161. We love Sarah’s Silks! We would really enjoy the stars baby blanket for our baby due in July.

  162. We love your large playsilks the very most! They are used almost every day. I’ve always admired the blankets and think they are just gorgeous. I would love to gift a rainbow blanket to a special new baby.

  163. I love the star blanket. My boy loves silky things!

  164. i like the starry night baby blanket

  165. I loooooove these!!

  166. kasey j. says:

    Love play silks! My son would love the stars blanket….so soft and comfy. Thanks Sarah!

  167. I absolutely adore play silks. Allowing children to have a versatility of play is wonderful! My son is 17 months and just now starting to play with imagination, pretending the broom is a guitar and that candle holders are cups!

  168. I think the rainbow blanket is beautiful, I think my son would love to feel it’s softness against his face. I didn’t know about this company but I will now be sure to tell others about it.

  169. We love the orange playsilk and the dragon pocket playsilk. How fun!