Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Sewing Blonde Review and Giveaway!

Etsy Feature:
The Sewing Blonde

 Interview with Leah from The Sewing Blonde

Tell us a little bit about yourself, Leah.
I love to sew and create with fabric.  I have been sewing my whole life, but something really clicked when I had my daughter 5 years ago.  I was inspired to sew mountains of dresses for her, as well as clothes for me, and in the process I became part of this wonderful online community of seamstresses and artists.  I have learned so much, and now I can't imagine sewing not being an intrinsic part of my everyday life. I say I "live handmade" because it is a lifestyle to wear and use beautiful items that were made by you or for you.


What gave you the inspiration to start your shop?
I've always resisting selling what I sew, because I want my family to take first priority when I sew stuff.  But recently I decided that I wanted to share the love in a least a small way.  I enjoy sewing unique, flattering aprons for my loved ones, so I thought they were the perfect everyday item that I could make available to others.  That way they, too, can experience the simple pleasure of wearing a beautiful, handmade item.  My tags say, "love, The Sewing Blonde" on them, so it's like you are getting a little gift from me.

What is your favorite item currently in your shop?
I'm completely gaga over my child's aprons, and The Fairy Wing Park one is my favorite right now.  It comes in aqua or pink, and I know it is going to make some little girl very happy!


Tell us your favorite:
Food:
Any kind of soup!  I make a mean potato leek soup, it's delish. :)
Music:
*obsessed* with John Mayer and Mumford & Sons (okay, that's 2, sorry!)
Quote or saying:  
 Srsly. <---I can't stop saying/writing it
Movie:
Right now it's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. I.  I love love loved it! 




~My Review~
The Sewing Blonde sent me a very cute apron to review. It reminds me of being in the 50's and cooking a nice home-made dinner for my family. I really love it! The quality and the design of the fabric is wonderful. You can definitely tell that it was made with love and care because it's very well made. It even has a cute little pocket on it to hold things while you are cooking. It's fully lined and very figure flattering. My fiance tells me that I look hot wearing it! Lol. TMI I know! 
Leah from The Sewing Blonde also sent me the checkbook cover that she makes as well. To the left you can see it (it's the brown one). I love it as well! I don't write checks but I am using it as a wallet right now because it matches my purse.  The design on it is very beautiful.



Other great items at The Sewing Blonde:
 Muted Floral Child's Apron

Harvest Apron
With the holidays coming up these would be super cute to wear while cooking for and entertaining guests.
Purchase one:

~Giveaway~
The Sewing Blonde would like to give one of my readers a "limited edition" Apron Ornament!
 Isn't it cute?!
~Mandatory Entry~
Tell me WHY you would like to win this Apron Ornament from The Sewing Blonde !
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This entry must be done before extra entries can count!

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+5 Blog about this giveaway and leave the link to your post in a comment
Good Luck!

Giveaway ends on Dec. 18, 2010 at 11:59P.M CST
Open to US
*If you don't follow the mandatory entry your entry will be disqualified*
Winner will be picked by a random number generator from  Random.org and the winner will be emailed and posted on this site. Winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email or another winner will be chosen. 
I received no Monetary compensation for doing this review and giveaway. I did receive an item to review though. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor

62 comments:

  1. Id' love to win because all of my ornaments are old and raddy! lol

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  2. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    this is adorable! i want it because it'd look great on my tree :)

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  4. I would like to win this ornament for my aunt...she would absolutely love it.

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  21. Um, I adore this ornament, it is so retro and cute and it would fit right in my 1950s holiday decor!
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  24. I would like to win because I adore my sweet friend Leah, and she is every bit as cool and fun as she seems. Thanks for letting me know about this, Leah!

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  25. I'd love to win this ornament b/c it is so cute and our tree is so very naked.
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  26. I follow you on GFC
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  27. I would love to win this ornament because I am just getting back into baking this year and would love something to represent that on my tree.

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  28. I follow you via GFC as jkupc7.

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  29. I follow The Sewing Blonde via GFC as jkupc7.

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  30. I would give it to my friend Jessica. She is an awesome cook, but extremely humble about her talents. I have only heard wonderful things about her cooking from all my friends.

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  31. I like to bake and love vintage/retro style aprons. This would be perfect for me.

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  32. I follow on GFC.

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  33. We have cookie baking day every year before christmas. All the aunts, moms, grandma's and sisters get together. It is crazy and way to much fun. My apron is pink and brown polka dots, cute, but not too christmas-y. This is perfect!
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  34. I would like to win this because my best friend, who is impossible to shop for, would love this!

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  35. at your store, I would love to try the Organic Facial Mask - Detoxifying, Clarifying - Flower and Cranberry

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  36. because I am in need of a good apron and could use this as I am so messy and it might just inspire me! thanks for the chance
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  37. I would love to win it to give to my mom. She is the only one I know who won't do anything in the kitchen without an apron on.
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  38. following on gfc as jhb
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  39. I get your emails
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  40. I recently found the joy of cooking, I would love to have a Christmas tree in my kitchen with the theme of cooking.

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  50. heart on etsy #AshleyElaine22

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  51. I want to win because I love to cook, and would like to look a little stylish, while in he kitchen. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

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  53. it would make the perfect gift for a very special friend...who would have it for many years to come and proudly display it on her tree.

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  54. My mom would love this - she loves aprons and baking!
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  55. Love to give to my sis as an ormanament-she loves vintage items ;)
    thanks for the giveaway
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  58. I would like to win because I think the ornament is adorable and my daughter loves to cook. It would be a great ornament for her.

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  59. this is so cute!! all the ornaments on our tree have a reason for being there. I absolutely LOVE to cook and this would be a great little reminder of that!

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  60. i follow you on twitter @cerenaleigh

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  61. GFC follower too! :)

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