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Oct 22, 2010

Weekend kickoff-a giveaway

Let's all take a breath of relief that we made it to Friday.

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.

46 comments:

The Boccias said...

Talented girl! I think my favorite is Laura in purple. I think. Thanks for the giveaway!

Breanna said...

Brocade is my fav!

Breanna said...

Posted the giveaway with link on my FB.

Breanna said...

I am a Facebook follower as well!

Andrea said...

Ok, you said pick one item I like but that is too difficult. I love the Apple knapsack (we use reusable lunch bags so this would be a great addition to our collection) and retro clutch is just fun!

Andrea said...

Posted this giveaway on FB and Twitter! I hope I win, I never win :)

Laura said...

I "liked" this page on FB, dear friend. :)

Marie said...

I "like" you on facebook (and I like you for real! hehe)

Jenae said...

I follow you on Google and Facebook. I love this bag! Yay for young entrepreneurs! :)

Jenae said...

HOw old are you? :)

Marie said...

I really like the Brocade purse!

Marie said...

Q: Have you always liked vintage?

Julie said...

These are so cute! I like the Switchable Tweededee. I think. They are all cute.

Julie said...

I follow you!

Shonda said...

Q: How often do you draw and what is your favorite thing to draw? Do you still want to illustrate a book?

The Boccias said...

Are you happy with your homemade laundry detergent? So curious about this!

The Boccias said...

I like you on fb. :)

Natalie said...

Like! Thanks for another fun giveaway!!

Natalie said...

I "shared you" on facebook! :)

Jennifer said...

I "liked" you on facebook!

Jennifer said...

I don't know how to pick a favorite. They are all great. Brocade? Retro clutch?

Rachael said...

I follow your blog and liked you on FB.
werthrl@yahoo.com

Rachael said...

My favorite purse is brocade, followed closely by the reversible floral one

Rachael said...

What is your hometown? Is Wichita likely to be your home for a long time?

Mighty McClure Fam said...

I like the brocade purse...super cute!! I liked you:) on fb.....yey!!

Jenna said...

I follow you through my Google Reader!

danielle said...

i follow you

danielle said...

i love velvet floral from annica's shop

danielle said...

are you back to blonde?

oh! i forgot my email on the first one...
takeheartblog {at} hotmail {dot} com

alishamcclure said...

I have liked you on Facebook already

alishamcclure said...

Laura in purple is my FAVORITE!!!!!!!

alishamcclure said...

changed my status and finally.....

How are your beautiful kiddos???

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Bryan and Chelsey said...

I follow you on Google!

chelsey.wenger@yahoo.com

Bryan and Chelsey said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Bryan and Chelsey said...

I LOVE the Retro Clutch!

Bryan and Chelsey said...

When do I get to see you again?!

Andrea said...

Here is my question: I believe I have read that you have tried several kinds of wraps with Story. From the ones you have used so far which one would you recommend?

Erin said...

Hi sister :)
I "liked" your blog on FB, will post a link, love Laura in purple bag, want to know what you want for Christmas? :)
Love,
Erin

Lindsey Philbrick said...

I "liked" you on facebook

Lindsey Philbrick said...

I really like the Brocade Purse - so cute!

Lindsey Philbrick said...

You left a comment on my blog - just wondering how did you find my blog? Love knowing I have readers out there that I don't know!

Family Fashion and Facts said...

google follower :) Kelsey Vigil is GFC name :)

Family Fashion and Facts said...

follow you on fb as Jon-kelsey vigil

Family Fashion and Facts said...

follow you on twitter @kelsvigil

Family Fashion and Facts said...

patchwork in teal is totally FABULOUS :)