Thursday, August 1, 2013

Giveaway! - Knitted Lily Creations (Ended)

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Another Thursday - Another Giveaway!

This weeks giveaway is from Knitted Lily Creations, who is giving away a Granny Square Beanie!
Read ahead to learn more about this talented knitter, find a COUPON CODE and see how to enter for your chance to win!

This giveaway is open Worldwide!

When did you start getting into crafting, and what did you start with?
I've been crafting for as long as I can remember! I first got into crafting with yarn though around ten at a Girl Scout meeting, starting out with just knitting scarfs and slowly growing from there. I was told by the lady teaching us to knit at the meeting that I couldn't be taught due to being left handed. Instead of giving up though I went home and taught myself to knit with the computer! Ever since I've been teaching myself many new crafts and loving all of them.

Do you work outside of your Etsy shop? 
I do have a second job outside of Etsy. I work at a nursing home doing laundry and housekeeping. Sometimes it’s hard to balance the two but I find that my Etsy shop takes away from the stress of my other job and vice versa. To keep the two balanced and find time for everything, I do a lot of scheduling. My work space is pretty much crowded with yarn, needles and hooks, and papers!

How did you learn about Etsy?
I learned about Etsy through my cousin’s wife. She has her own little crochet shop on Etsy and she really encouraged me to check it out and think about opening my own.

When did you start your shop?
I opened Knitted Lily Creations off Etsy on October 23rd of 2012 but I didn't open on Etsy until November 12th of 2012.

Where does your inspiration for your items come from?
My creations are inspired by many things honestly. My blankets are usually inspired by color palates that I fall in love with while my hats are inspired by my customers! I love when customers request special creations as well because they always show me new ideas I would have never thought of making!

Is there a certain item with a story behind it?
My penguin set was inspired by one of my friends! When she found out she was having a little girl I wanted to make her something really special she would love. My friend is the biggest penguin lover you will ever meet so I thought it would be adorable for her to get to dress her little angel up as her favorite animal and show her off!

Do you have advice for any shops just starting?
It takes time! I know it’s been said about a million times but it’s true. It really takes time to get that first sale and to keep getting those sales. Sometimes you’ll lose faith in your shop (I've done it about four times already!) but you just have to keep with it and push through those times. Eventually things will pick up again! Also market! Market, market, market! You need to get your product out there in front of your customers (and hopefully into their hands) so that they know you exist!

Do you have any social media pages?

You can keep up with awesome new sneak peeks on Facebook.
And random thoughts, quotes, and products on Twitter.

Any other info you would like to share?
If you don’t win the giveaway don’t worry! For all of Created By Laurie’s awesome followers and readers I’m offering a special discount code to! Just use BlogLove20 when checking out to receive 20% off of your total order! You better hurry though because just one week after the giveaway ends, this code will expire! (You can use the code during the giveaway too!)

Fun Questions to Get to Know You:

What is the furthest place you have traveled?
The furthest place I have traveled would be from Illinois to Alabama to visit my Aunt. I love every time I get to make the trip! My Aunt’s house is always beautiful and I love getting to go with her to any job that she has at the time. (She’s an interpreter for the deaf!) We always have a fun time when we get together.

Which bad habits  drive you crazy?
When people eat in really gross ways! I know some people can’t help it but when you’re at a restaurant (or even home) and people are chewing with their mouths open and taking with a huge mouth-full of food it drives me nuts. I always want to scream!

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food would have to be my boyfriend’s strawberry cheesecake! He makes it all from scratch and uses fresh strawberries every time! It’s even better when he drizzles chocolate over a slice of it right before serving. Yummy!

Do you have any pets?
I have a little two year old mixed breed puppy named Devika! She is the most adorable little girl ever and I love her so much. My boyfriend bought her for me after I told him not to and called me two minutes before he had to go to work to tell me he did it anyway! (I’m pretty sure that was so he didn't get yelled at.)

If you could get back a lost item from your past, what would it be?
I use to wear a chain with random charms on it. It had a Celtic cross, a St. Christopher’s pendent, a Start of David pendent, and other random little charms that meant something to me. I wore it every day and I loved it. Then I moved and in the first week of moving I lost it! I never took it off either! It just disappeared.

A Granny Square Beanie - $20 Value!
This beanie can be made in the winner's colors of choice (up to four different colors!) and is perfect for the upcoming fall days. The design is a granny square stitch pattern with a basic crochet band at the bottom for added comfort and topped with a double layer flower, again in the winner's choice of color. This hat can be made for newborn to 12 years old and can be shipped worldwide!
This Giveaway is open Worldwide!

Knitted Lily Creations is offering this wonderful Coupon Code to all Created By Laurie readers!
Use BlogLove20 when checking out to receive 20% off of your total order! 
This code is good throughout the giveaway and will expire one week after this giveaway ends!

All entries will be verified- Please use Rafflecopter to complete your entries, so they are documented! You will find the links for each entry when you click "Do it". Please enter the additional information for verification if needed. If you are selected and the information needed is blank, or can not be verified - YOU WILL NOT WIN, another person will be selected!
It is not necessary to leave your email in the comments, Rafflecopter will keep track and give me the winners email for notification. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. Thanks for participating!

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Stephanie LaPlante said...

My favorite item is the Black and White Furry Panda Hat with Ears

Blue said...

The turtle blanket and tuque are so cute! Beautiful and creative knitting!

Ray S said...

My favourite is the Black and White Furry Panda Hat with Ears Crochet Animal Hats Newborn to Toddler size Earflap Hat Photo Prop

Jennifer Aldridge said...

The mermaid set photo prop is too cute. I also love the turtle set!

Slađana Sušilović said...

I like:

Linda Kish said...

My favorite is the Black and White Furry Panda Hat with ears

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KnittedLilyCreations said...

Thank you everyone for the support of my little shop and a big thank you to Laurie for hosting this giveaway! I'm so excited for the winner to receive their hat!

trillina palemi said...

jakiesmom said...

at the knitted lily i like the monkey hat

Darlene Carbajal said...

Black and White Furry Panda Hat

lori_r8 said...

I love the mermaid photo prop....way too cute!

Michelle Hebert said...

Crochet Baby Animal Hat for Newborn, Babies and Toddlers - Monkey Hat is the 1 i like

bloomers said...

I love the Black and White Furry Panda Hat with Ears

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

Misty said...

The beautiful dress!

Christina said...

The mermaid set is sooo 6 year old wants one in her

Rhonda Hunter Barkley said...

The penguin outfit is adorable, but I would love to see my grandaughter in the hat with the flower!

Rhonda Hunter Barkley said...

The penguin outfit is adorable, but I would love to see my grandaughter in the hat with the flower!

Lyudmila said...

Liked Crochet Cat Hat Crochet Beanie Hat Crochet Hat Size Newborn, Baby, and Toddler
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Mary Mac said...

Love this dress

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