And celebrate with a giveaway!
marigold road's newest giveaway participant is BubbleTree Bags, an Etsy store owned by a local high schooler, Annica. I want one of each bag--cute stuff. My fave is Meggie in Blue. And I'm really excited to support a young woman in her entrepreneurial ventures.
Annica is a talented sewer (seamstress? I am not familiar with the jargon) who credits her mother for her creativity: I owe a ton of thanks to my mother, to whom I owe not only my genetics and creative passion, but also help with design of my shop. She taught and teaches me how to be creative and figure out things for myself.
Awww...isn't that cool? Can I get an amen on instilling confidence in our kids?
She started sewing fairly recently: I guess I just picked it up really fast. I've known somewhat how to sew most of my life, but I started seriously about a year and a half, maybe two years ago. I took a sewing class at my school last year, and tried to make a dress, which utterly failed. So I set off to teach myself how to make purses, which is what I really love to sew. I found a few patterns that I liked, and made those, then moved on to creating my own before too long.
My favorite part about making bags and purses is the creative process, and seeing that come to fruition. I adore picking out fabrics that look good together, and then trying to solve the many problems I run across in the pattern/purse designing process. It's a challenge to me to use more than just the creative side of my brain, but to stretch out and use the logical side as well.In celebration of the opening of her Etsy shop, Annica has graciously provided the Patchwork in Midnight Blue bag to give away to one lucky marigold road reader.To enter:
1. Follow my website through GoogleFriends, "like" its page on Facebook, OR follow on Twitter, then leave a comment saying you have done this. If you have done this already in the past, leave a comment informing me.
2. Visit BubbleTree Bags then tell me your favorite item.
3. Post this giveaway (with a link) as your Facebook or Twitter status. Leave a comment telling me you have done this.
4. Finally, ask me a question in the comments section.
Remember...leave a separate comment for each entry, and include your email address on the first entry. On Friday morning, October 29th, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. CST, I will randomly draw a winner.