Sunday, March 8, 2015

Giveaway from Sweet Pea Designs by Dee: Easter Skirt



Denise is generously offering Super fun Easter skirt
This cute little skirt is made with a colorful pastel chevron fabric. 
Adorable appliquéd chick with eggs accent the front. 
Elastic waist for a comfortable fit.100% cotton. Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low. 
Can be made in size 3 months - size 5T
Retail value: $24.00


Check out her FB page: Sweet Pea Designs by Dee




Learn more about Denise, the artist behind this great shop, here on yesterday Saturday Artisan post.

Number of winner: 1 (One)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest starts now and ends on March 24, 2015. Contest opens to US and Canada. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older). Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on March 25th. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by e-mail. Adorebynat is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prizes and in a timely manner. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.



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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday Artisan: Sweet Pea Designs by Dee



Meet Denise of Sweet Pea Designs by Dee, she is our Saturday Artisan this week. I adore her creations. Her dresses are so cute, oh how I wish I have a little girl to dress up.

Denise and I belong to a couple (or more) FB groups and she is such a nice lady to interact with. I'm sure you'll get a top notch customer service if you shop with her.

Visit her FB page, order a custom dress, I'm sure she'll be happy to help. 

Let's get to know her a bit more, shall we? 



Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?

Hello! My name is Denise. I am the owner and designer of Sweet Pea Designs by Dee. I design and make handmade children's clothing. Little girls dresses, aprons and skirts. Also bow ties, suspenders, shorts and rompers for little boys.
From a very young age I have always enjoyed crafting, and sewing. I loved to draw and paint, winning several awards for some of my drawings and paintings. I always thought I'd be an artist! But life got in the way. I got married, had two beautiful babies and there just didn't seem time to follow that dream. Years passed. After retiring in 2013, I needed something to keep me busy. So I decided to turn my passion for sewing into a business. Sweet Pea Designs by Dee was born.
There are many historic homes and Businesses in and around Alburtis. One that we visit often is The Inn of Maple a Grove. A wonderful local restaurant with great food. Legend has it there is a ghost named Charlie. It is said that when the fireplace is lite Charlie will appear!
My home is on 10 beautiful acres, where wildlife is always present. From deer, fox, and even an occasion coyote! Built in 1787 we too have a friendly ghost!



What is the story behind your shop name?  

Sweet Pea Designs by Dee got its name from my beautiful granddaughter. The day she was born I gave her nick name was Sweet Pea.



Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?

I love to create with fabrics and colors. Nothing is more rewarding than having a design come together just as you imagine it in your head.

For us who love to travel, could you share a bit about your beautiful town/ city? 

I live in Alburtis, a small town in northeast Pennsylvania. Local tradition holds that the town was named after Edward Alburtis, a civil engineer involved in the construction of the East Pennsylvania Rail Road.

Could you share on how your organize your products, we all can use a little tips here and there in this department?

My studio is where I spend most of my day. I have all my fabric arranged in a shelving unit arrange by color. All my threads are arranged by color in an antique spool case. I try to keep my workspace neat and tidy. I can't seem to sew in a messy workspace.



What is your best seller?

My best seller are my peasant dresses.



How does your day go in general?

I treat my Buisness as a full time job. I work Monday through Friday taking off the weekends. Weekends are spent doing chores and spending time with family.

How do you balance your personal and work life?

I treat my Buisness as a full time job. I work Monday through Friday taking off the weekends. Weekends are spent doing chores and spending time with family.

What inspires you?

I'm inspired by my granddaughter and also by all the beautiful little girls out there.



What sets you aparts from your competitors?

I think what sets my shop apart from other is the fabrics I use and colors.



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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Giveaway from Stitches by Ashley Nicole: Chevron Coasters

Ashley generously is offering a set of grey and white chevron coasters with winner's choice of contrasting thread .
Check out her shop: Stitches by Ashley Nicole




Learn more about Ashley, the artist behind this great shop, here on yesterday Saturday Artisan post.


Number of winner: 1 (One)


a Rafflecopter giveaway


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest starts now and ends on March 17, 2015. Contest opens to Worldwide (Free Shipping to US only). Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older). Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you. Entries without contact information will be disqualified. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Contest winner will be drawn on March 18th. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by e-mail. Adorebynat is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prizes and in a timely manner. Winner must respond within 48 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.



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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Artisan: Stitches by Ashley Nicole

Meet Ashley our Saturday Artisan!


If you are looking for great quality coasters along with great customer service, her shop, Stitches by Ashley Nicole, is one to visit for sure.




Without further a due, let's get to know her a little bit, shall we?


Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?

Hi! I'm Ashley Nicole, the Work at Home Mom (WAHM) behind Stitches by Ashley Nicole. I am married to my best friend and have two boys - a 3 year old and a six month old.
I make handmade items for the home. My items serve both a functional and a décor need. My main items are coasters; placemats; and pot holders. All of my items are machine washable and handmade by me. However, my older son is a big fan of the fabric store and helping to pick out new prints to add to my shop.


How does your workspace look like? 

I'd say organized chaos. I know where almost everything is, but to someone else it probably looks like a huge mess because I have works in progress spread out all over.




Which part of creation process that you enjoy the most?

Choosing what to pair together. I love find complementary fabrics and prints to pair together.



For us who love to travel, could you share a bit about your beautiful town/ city? 

I live in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and honestly, there isn't much about the scenery that I find attractive. It's pretty flat and mostly farmland where there aren't shops and office buildings or hospitals. However, there is a lot to do here because it's both the state capital and the home of The Ohio State University.



What is your best seller?

My best seller is the coaster sets. They're sets of four square, machine washable, fabric coasters that are approximately 4" wide. Due to the nature of being handmade, there is some variation in size, but usually only millimeters in difference.




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