Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pullin on My Heart Strings Giveaway

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and its time to start thinking about presents and dates! I for one am flying solo this VDay since I am over here in France, but I've never been one to be bitter about being single on Cupid's Day...I love, love and everything that goes with it. I am a true romantic at heart and love a holiday that celebrates true love!

*photo compliments of the most amazing Cheyenne Schutlz please check out her site*

So to start with a bang for the upcoming holiday how about a handmade set that you can use as present toppers for any or all of your Valentine's Day gifts (or for yourself as nice home decor)?

Sororosey on Etsy has cute crocheted things, some are also made from upcycled fabrics, its so nice to give an old garment a second chance! I spoke with Jennie about the shop and life and she was a delight. And great news Embellishers: Sororosey has teamed up with Embellished to offer you a chance to win one of her darling Heart String sets!

*all product photos compliments of Sororosey*

1. When did you learn to crochet? My grandmother taught me when I was about 10. That was over 30 years ago!

2. When did you decide to turn your hobby into a business? I was a full time special education teacher for 15 years. Then, I had my little girl- 4 years ago- and I was fortunate enough to get to stay home with her. I discovered Etsy about 2 years ago, and that made me dream big!

3. What is your favorite thing about working with your shop? Pretty much everything; I love searching for fabulous fabric and yarn, designing new or custom items, meeting new people and having my best efforts rewarded with nice messages and sometimes sales!

4. What can we expect in the future? I have a list a mile long of projects that I can't wait to try. One of my teams is hosting a "decade" challenge this month, and I'm hard at work on my entry, which will also be a new item for me. Can't tell you what it is yet, though- it's a secret! I also have a project included in another upcoming Lark craft book- due out in the Fall, I believe.

5. If you could have one super power what would it be? Oh, wow. Just one? It would have to be the ability to blink my eyes and have my whole house be sparkling clean. That's not so much to ask, is it ;)

6. Any other special tidbits about your shop?
All of my fabric crochet work is ecofriendly - the fabric is all upcycled. I handpick well-worn, gorgeous linens and clothing at local secondhand shops. I launder everything and cut the fabric by hand- giving items that need one a new lease on life! *Two of my projects were included in Lark's Craft Challenge: Pillowcase (in bookstores now).

I also have a vintage shop on Etsy, SosoVintage, and a blog, Sororosey Blog be sure to check those out too!

So darlings, you have many opportunities to enter, but for EACH ENTRY you have to COMMENT BELOW or you will not get credit for it. The winner will be chosen in 3 days via so get in your entries now! And great news International readers can enter too!

1. Visit Sororosey and comment below about your fav item
2. Become a follower of The Embellished Life Blog
3. Tweet about this giveaway (be sure to tag @fashiondiva304 so I can check)

Good luck Embellishers! The contest closes Midnight Tuesday January 19th, NYC time so make sure to get your entries in before the doors close.


Amber said...

Cute! What a fun talent to have.. I've always wanted to learn to crochet. Maybe I should improve my knitting first ;)
Love those stars -- so fun to look at, so bright and colorful!
As usual, i'm your follower on FB...

Amber said...

...and I follow your blog, too! :)

Amber said...

After having looked at the site, I still love the stars, but the infant snuggle stuff is adorable! I'd also love to have her little pots in my bathrooms. Her items are really well priced! Another great find, Jessica!

Jennie said...

Thank you so much for the feature! It looks fabulous, and I'm honored to have a place on your gorgeous blog. xo Jennie

lewesias said...

Great write up on sosrosey. Her work is amazing she is so talented.

lewesias said...

I love just about everuthing!!!!!

jessijewels said...

hmmm, the best thing about sosorosey? it's gotta be jennie herself! i am blessed to have found such a great friend on etsy- an etsy sister if you will. what a wonderful blog on such a great person. well done jessica and congrats jennie!! luv ya! -jessi

CelticKnot said...

Jennie is absolutely the most sweetest and talented person on earth. I have purchased from her several times and I am always thrilled with my goodies. While I would *love* to win these beautiful hearts, I would rather see them go to someone that's new to sosorosey. Good luck, everyone! :-)

P.S. Amber, I have several of her little cotton bowls in my medicine cabinet to hold hair clips, cotton balls, cotton swabs, etc., and they are SO handy!

Savvy Gal said...

Adorable. : )

jennem said...

I like the natural cotton twine stars.
Please enter me and thanks for the chance!
Jennifer M, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

toni ~ rctees said...

Jennie just happens to be one of my favorite Etsians. I purchased custom purple stars for my Christmas tree (so these would have to be my favorites). She is unbelievable to do business with!! Bonus with Jenn is that she's as sweet as she is talented!

Awesome blog! Going now to follow you!

Sygnet Creations said...

Sosorosey knows that I adore her shop =) It is filled with so many wonderful items. I truly love her rugs and I am sure one day I will commission her to make one for me!! Oh and I so want that super power too... A clean house now and then would be awesome..hehehe

cstironkat said...

I like the Set of 3 Vintage Rose Handmade Gift Tags

cstironkat said...

I tweeted

Polished Sense said...

I love these! The hearts are my favorite :D


Cindy said...

My favorite are the valentine hearts, but I also love the Infant Snuggle Sacque in Dusty Rose. It's just so adorable! :)


Cindy said...

I'm following your blog.


h. mcnaron said...

Love the upcycled pencil pot. Want it.

Carapace said...

Hurrah, a Soso giveaway! What a great way to start the year!
My favorite thing in her shop (which is not so easy to decide, since I like it all) right now is these Woodland Cotton Coasters;


Aik said...

I love the Sweet Petite Upcycled Pillowcase Bowl (Bubble Gum).

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Angel Scents said...

I'm following you and I love this
but I'm not sure how to tweet about it but its ok cause I love the shop!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Fab interview and contest, darling!


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