Crafters Kristen & Kristy met on the New York craft scene and began selling their wares together at the Brooklyn Flea. Seeing how well they worked together, the duo decided to launch a website featuring their handmade goods, as well as those of other artisans. In the process, they stumbled upon a great retail space & added a brick & mortar store to their business plan resulting in Clay Wood & Cotton. Starting this Thursday, September 22nd, they will be doing a series of giveaways on their shop blog. Every other Thursday, they will be offering up Cap'n Cat Sparrow's Pick O' the Week (in honor of their mascot, the eye-patch-wearing Cap'n Cat Sparrow). Up for grabs will be work from some of their favorite makers, including Wolfie + the Sneak, Meow Meow Tweet, The Heated, Girls Can Tell, and Kristiana Pärn. Prizes will also include craft supplies, store gift certificates, and other goodies. The first giveaway will be a copy of Applique Your Way by Kayte Terry, and the comment thread will be: What was your favorite summer read? Follow Clay Wood & Cotton on Facebook where a link will be posted to each giveaway. And, if you're in the New York area, stop by Clay Wood & Cotton at 149 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508.