Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Etsymom Giveaway #9 - Sewbrookie (Closed)

Today is our last Valentine's giveaway and we are working on the next series of giveaways with a Spring theme! Today's giveaway is sponsored by Sewbrookie, a store that has truly unique items made with beautiful fabrics and all natual materials.

This is what Brook like to share about her store and herself!

What’s your store name and how long have you been an Etsymom?

My shop name is SewBrookie and I have been a member of EtsyMom since October 2009.

How did you get started as an artist?

I don’t think I would label myself as an “artist,” a term I tend to associate with someone who paints or sculpts. I am more of a crafter/sewer. It started as a mere hobby, but quickly turned into something more. Instead of having all my crafting ventures sitting in a closet somewhere, I decided to give Etsy a shot and haven’t looked back.

What sets you apart from other people making similar items?

I work full-time, supporting my hubby, our two young boys, and four animals. Being the head of the household has its challenges and can be a bit scary at times, but coming home to my three boys after work is amazing.

Becoming a seller on Etsy has been my way to escape the day-to-day grind. It is truly gratifying when someone else likes what I do enough to spend their hard-earned income on it. Every sale makes my heart flutter and my smile widen. It has been a wonderful experience.

What’s your favorite valentine’s item in your store?

I really like the “I Heart You Hair Pins” (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=39134830) because they are flirty and fun. I love the deep purple color in my hair when I wear my own set to keep my bangs out of my eyes. I don’t have any girls, but was envisioning them in a little girl’s curly hair when I made them. I like to live vicariously through my crafting! Haha!

Give us one tip on how you managed to create/sell/manage your store and at the same time be a busy mom?

I try to get my two boys involved in my crafting whenever possible. Okay, it is not often, but occasionally I can get them to tell me which color they like better or even help me cut out fabric or pattern pieces. Beyond that, I use the weekends and evenings to do most of my sewing. It is a good way to wind down the day and have some precious time to myself.

The winner of this giveaway will receive the Valentine Brooch from Sewbrookie. (So pretty i am totally in love with it! Actually I love all of her items!)

Follow these simple steps below for a chance to win this lovely brooch:

Mandatory Entry - Visit Sewbrookie and select one favorite item from the store, leave a comment with your email address.

1 Entries - Follow Etysmom Blog (current follower is also eligible), leave 1 comment with you user ID or name

1 Entries - Join Etysmom Email Group (current subscriber is also eligible), leave 1 comment with your user ID or name

1 Entries - Become an Etsymom Facebook Fan (current fan is also eligible), leave 1 comment with your user ID or name

5 Entries - Purchase any item from Sewbrookie, leave 5 comments
3 Entries - Blog about this giveaway, leave 3 comments and the link to your blog post

1 Entry - Tweet about this giveaway, leave 1 comment each day you tweeted with the link to your tweet

***This Giveaway is open to Everyone Everywhere***

That's at least 12 different ways to win. This giveaway will end on Tuesday February 9th at 11:59pm PST. Each entry is assigned a # and the winning # will be drawn by random.org and announced on this blog as well as emailed.

Remember that each comment is considered to be one entry. So if you are following this blog already, simply say "follow this blog" and your name to get additional entry to this giveaway.


Etsymoms, if you are interested to be the next Giveaway, please contact Alice at lilprincessbow@gmail.com for more information. Thank you and have fun!

The winning comment is #15
Jenn said...

And comment 5 - I really want that brooch don't I?
February 2, 2010 3:22 PM
Congratulations! You got your wish Jenn!
Winner has been notified