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SPIRITUALLY INSPIRED ARTS & CRAFTS by JANET MCKINSTRY (Today’s PRIZE GIVEAWAY is a Purse Tissue Duvet. Leave a COMMENT to enter. See details below.)



Janet McKinstry is a Designer of Bags, Quilts, Pillows, and other Fiber Arts.

She also Sculpts these magnificent Marionettes, which are inspired by her meditations. (See more of her Marionettes below) 



East meets West in Janet’s unique fiber art creations. She salvages end pieces of fine upholstery textiles with beautiful textures and patterns that would have been discarded, chooses findings from around the world, and combines them in unusual ways to create one of a kind extraordinary designs. Here are two of her bags and a pillow. You can see more of her designs at www.JMcKDesigns.blogspot.com. As you can see, Janet gives as much attention to the inside as to the outside. Limited quantities are available, though similar items can always be made. You can contact Janet at janet@janetmckinstry.com to discuss your wishes. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.


This Tote Bag is 16″ wide by 13″ high. Straps are 10″ long



  This Classic Bag is 14″ wide by 11″high. Straps are 9″


    The Angel Pillow is 14″ Wide by 10″ High
                 The Back is Red Velvet



Here are some more of Janet’s Marionettes! Each one is hand-sculpted, costumes are individually designed, and each is hand-strung and fully workable. Each is approximately 2 feet tall. The cost of a marionette runs from $1500 – $2000. You can contact Janet with the name of your favorite Mythological, Scriptural, Literary, or Archetypal character. She will meditate on it and go to work creating a one of a kind Marionette you will treasure forever. Contact her at janet@janetmckinstry.com.




Janet’s interesting background is in both spirituality and art. She studied fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology and then got a Master’s of Divinity with an emphasis on Theology and the Arts from Andover Newton Theological Seminary. Janet is the Pastor of Tyringham Union Church and is currently the Artist in Residence at Lee Congregational Church. In addition to all of this, she is the author (and illustrator) of the bestselling children’s book Rosie and Friends. Be sure to visit her at www.jmckdesigns.blogspot.com and www.janetmckinstry.com

Janet is offering a Free of Tissue Duvet to today’s lucky winner.

Today’s Prize Giveaway has the same rules as the other giveaways:

1.To enter to win, simply COMMENT ON THIS BLOG, leaving an email address so we can contact you if you win. All names of commenters go into the ‘hat’.

2.The giveaway period runs for ONE WEEK from posting. The winner will then be chosen by random drawing and contacted.

3. Only one entry per giveaway. (But you can enter as many different Daily Giveaway Contests as you want!)