Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Another Thursday - Another Giveaway!

This weeks giveaway is from ME! I am giving away $25 Store Credit! Use this credit towards something you have been eyeing in my shop or towards a custom order! Enter to win this great prize for yourself or someone special in your life!

Read ahead to learn more about my shop and I, and see how to enter for your chance to win!









When did you start getting into crafting, and what did you start with?

I started getting into crafts at a young age. We moved around quite a bit with my father in the military. I found ways to keep myself busy. I have gone through different phases with different kinds of crafts - I think it helps me from getting too bored of doing one type too long. Some of them were painting, fixing up old furniture, baking and decorating cakes, and now sewing!





Do you work outside of your Etsy shop? If so, how do you find time for both?

I am lucky to be able to stay at home with our little munchkin who is almost 1 1/2. I try to do most of my work when he is napping and for an hour or two after he goes to bed. If I do some work while he is awake he runs over to me and loves to watch- especially the embroidery machine  :)




How did you learn about Etsy?

I learned about Etsy from a old friend from High school who had her own shop. I gave it a look and decided to give it a try!



When did you start your shop?

I started just a little over a year ago, in Jan of 2011.


Where does your inspiration for your items come from?
I would say my inspiration comes from my little guy. Making items for children gives you such a wonderful feeling when you see their faces light up  :)


Do you have advice for any shops just starting?
I would say to narrow your shop down to one category. When I first opened I wanted to show different things I could make. I had paintings, jewelry, headbands, bibs, and my stuffed animals. Now I just focus on sewing plush items. I think it makes the shop more focused and put together.






Do you have a Facebook fan page? Twitter?





Fun Questions to Get to Know You:




What is the furthest place you have traveled?

I was born in Germany while my Father was in the Army. Other than that I haven't been outside of the US. Next would have to be Hawaii - again from my Dad being in the service  :)




Which bad habits of other people drive you crazy?

Impatient people behind the wheel. It really bothers me when cars try to cut around people walking across the street, even when they are at a crosswalk with the light telling them it is their turn to cross - ESPECIALLY when it is a Mother pushing a stroller. You mean you can't wait 30 seconds?






Do you have any pets? If so what are their names?

We have 2 cats both rescued, Bobby and Joey. We also have 4 mice, but they haven't been named  :(   They are all different colors so I just say "the brown one" "the tan and white one".  Is that bad?




If you could get back a lost item from your past, what would it be?

I would love to get my collection of childhood ornaments back. My parents gave us an ornament each year for Christmas that were marked with the year. After they divorced and items were divided they were lost with each claiming they didn't have them. It's just sad cause each one had a memory.








What is your favorite food?

All bread and pasta! I could live at Olive Garden  :)











* What You Can Win *


Winner will receive $25 store credit to be used at my Etsy shop. Winner can pick item(s) listed and ready to ship or use the credit towards a custom order! Prices listed in my shop include free shipping for US. There might be a small shipping fee for shipping outside of US depending on weight of prize.




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52 comments:

Rain said...

I've been enjoying reading all of your posts as of late. Your stuff is cute. I'm glad you're offering this giveaway. Thanks!

Rain

Magdalene Michelle said...

The lion, the t-rex, the hippo! All of them are sooo adorable! You rock Laurie!

Terri said...

Orange & white kitty cat is my favorite photo on this page - it looks like my cat. :-)

megan said...

love the hippo, i am soo into pocka dots!

ChanTell said...

I love the purple doll.

The Zoo said...

The blue giraffe. Thanks for the giveaway!
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rosewendy said...

The orange cat. It looks like it is about to pounce!

Susan D said...

Wow your thinks are beautiful. I can't decide between:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92307719/plush-red-and-yellow-t-rex-dinosaur-free
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68077382/50-off-gary-the-grown-up-puppy-free
I have added your giveaway to my giveaway blog page:
http://crochetaddictcfs.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I really love the lion...and the lamb too! :)

Veronica Lee said...

I can't decide which one is my fave!!! They are all super adorable!!

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NGS said...

The dinosaur would be a big hit with my dino loving nephew!

Bludart said...

I love the lion & giraffe's!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Giraffe photo!

Dolly Madison said...

The giraffe, of course! How adorable! The pink one in your shop is too cute. ;)

Maegan Morin said...

The Giraffe is awesome!!

Nathalie Brault said...

Blushing Mandi, is my favorite, she is simply so beautiful and cute. well made also
thanks for the giveaway

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really like the lamb in this post. too cute.

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Sarah said...

The blue giraffe

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Kat of EmKatCreations said...

Love love love the blue giraffe!

Danielle said...

All of these photos are so cute but I love the lamb and the giraffe at the end!
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Selma said...

The giraffe is so cute :)
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Shani said...

The pink horse with little red hearts is adorable!

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Something Special by Suzann said...

The giraffe is PERFECT!!

Kaylie said...

I love the lion buddy, so so cute!!! :D

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Yolande said...

The hippo is ADORABLE! :)

shana said...

I like the Lion & the cat.

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Kairi said...

I like the picture of the lion.
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The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

love the dinosaur
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veveblond said...

The hippo is my favorite

kumikobest said...

I really love the giraffe. The yellow one.

Nicole said...

I really really like the blue giraffe :)
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-Nicole
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AmbreRose said...

I like the giraffe, that is really cute. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

Jasanna Czellar said...

the yellow giraffe is adorable!!

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Sarah said...

Love the cute little dinosaur!

Cindy said...

My favorite plush toy is the giraffe, the first photo.

TopHat said...

I love the lamb! Sheep are my favorite!

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Klemm Family said...

I like the hippo :)
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KG said...

the little lion reminds of my sorority! love them all!

sweetybird09 said...

Hi Laurie, great giveaway!

I like the orange kitty!

lilpinksocks said...

I like the pink fairy
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lisawith4 said...

the giraffe caught my eye because we have some good friends who have decorated their daughters nursery with giraffes. If I win I would get one for their little girl!
Lisa Otis
etsy... lisawith4

sandyandcosmo said...

My favorite photo is the yellow giraffe, he looks so happy!

aquariann said...

They're all adorable, but my favorite is the blue giraffe!

jc said...

I like the hippo, ultra cute and fun! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Lee said...

I love the fleece dog toys! thanks!

Ľubaša said...

My fav is Hippo.:-) Lovely! Lubka

octoberthings said...

My favorite is the giraffe and hippo!
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Lise said...

I LOVE the dark purple ballet fairy!
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melsdaisypatch said...

I love the blue giraffe!!

fatema said...

the lion

ani hearts japan said...

I like the lion and the blue giraffe (although I love the PINK giraffe on your etsy even more)! :)

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angie lilly said...

love love love the orange cat!!!!! that is what I favorited in your shop too!!
Angie
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