Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sponsor Love and a GIVEAWAY!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*
According to random.org, the winner is commenter # 1 Katy from redBuddy Notes. Congrats Katy! Enjoy your prize!

I love my sponsors! Today you get to meet Katy and her handmade shop Lil’ Alice! She also has a fabulous giveaway for you too!
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Elizabeth, thank you so much for featuring me on your blog today!  I really appreciate it!  Here's a lil' bit about me, Katy, the face behind lil' alice.
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Growing up my nickname was lil' alice. I had her facial expressions, her love for bread, her nose. She taught me how to shop on Saturday mornings. When I got married and had to learn how to cook, I found out I had her cooking skills. When I had kids & they would request certain items to hold their treasures, I found out I could sew, just like she enjoyed doing. 
So who is "her"?
Alice is my Grandma Vaughn. She had a heart of gold and she wore gold on every finger. She loved to work and she loved to shop. Alice loved to cook and she loved to eat! Grandma Vaughn passed away from cancer on Aug. 23, 2004.  Too soon! After she passed away I inherited her sewing machine, a few tubs full of fabric, many with the tag still on it.  I have a huge bin of threads & many needles & buttons & spools of ribbon & many notions that only a sewer knows what they are used for!  I get a kick out of the spools of thread because many still have the price on them.  Many say, WALMART....$.25.  That's unheard of. A quarter for a spool of thread!!!  
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After years of making odd and end things, I broke down and bought an apron pattern for $2. I admired aprons and the thought of wearing one.  A picture of days gone by!  I made my first one in October of 2009. Over the year, I've improved the apron etc. Proud of my accomplishments, I posted pictures on Facebook and started getting an order here and there. I was quite shocked that someone was paying me for something that I enjoyed doing.  Then I made a tote bag for a little girl whom my son was invited to her birthday party. I posted that picture and got some people interested in purchasing a tote bag. Really? 
And so it began. I started a fan page on Facebook in March of 2010. After a hand full of orders, I wanted to label my products with a tag and a unique name. So I rattled my brain for something catchy & fun. That was when lil' alice was born. 
I love what I do. I love to sew. I love to create fun things that put a smile on the faces of others!
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Thanks Katy! I am so glad you came by to share your business with my readers! And now for the GIVEAWAY!
Katy is giving away a $20 credit to the lil' alice shop
To enter just visit Katy’s shop and comment below what your favorite item is!
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Follow Katy’s…
and comment back here saying you are a follower! Each comment is one entry.
Have a great day everyone! And good luck!
Elizabeth

21 comments:

  1. I'm really into headband right now so I like the thin headband w/ triple green flowers

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  2. I like the thin headband with the triple green flowers on it! :)

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  3. I love DIY projects and stumbled upon Sew Chatty and Lil Alice via Love Stitched. My favorite item is:
    X-large Makeup Bag - Bold Aqua

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  4. I follow on Twitter! @Mizz_Sunshine85

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  5. I also signed up for newsletter!
    k.grzywinski@gmail.com

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  6. Love everything, but MUST HAVE a keychain wristlet! Super cute!

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

    {skipthehousework@hotmail.com}

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  7. signed up for the newsletters! woo hoo! thanks :) (email: thebirdspapaya(at)gmail(dot)com )

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  8. Those pillowcases are too cute--Cars for my toddler :)

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  9. love the x-large zebra make-ip bag. how cute!

    Adelyn
    noble1ofgod@gmail.com

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  10. i'm a follower of your blog!

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  11. I like the X-large Makeup Bag Crystal
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I follow Katy on fb - emillie rose.
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I follow Katy on twitter - hisprincess886.
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I love the Classy Cassie makeup bag!

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