April 8, 2011

{find a friend friday - link up! week 8 GIVEAWAY}

Welcome back y'all!! Alissa and I are thrilled that you're back. You guys are all awesome and we're so excited to have the chance to get to know you better. {Giveaway Alert!-->keep reading}

This week we're so excited to introduce you to Ashley over at Sew Called Life. She's awesome and one of raddest people you'll meet. I know we say that about all our friend, but come on, you have to agree, they are all awesome! I'm super jealous that she lives in the south and get's to wear cowboy boots and and can say y'all whenever she wants. She just opened her super cute store on Etsy and you have to check it out. Here are just a few of her creations:

Get to know Ashley

1.Tell us about yourself.
Hi friends! My name is Ashley and I’m the owner/designer of My {sew} Called Life! I’m so happy to meet y’all. Speaking of “y’all” yes, I’m from Texas. I’m a bit cowgirl & a lot of girly! I love to sew, craft, create, repurpose, upcycle, you name it! I’ve always indulged my creative side mainly as a fun outlet, but I’ve been so blessed to turn it into something to share with all of you! I’m a kindergarten teacher by day, which is sew fun! I’m also a wife, & I’m the momma to an impossibly handsome little boy. Please stop by & say hello; I’d love to meet you!

2. Tell us a little about your shop.
welcome to my {sew} called life! my cute little shop offers a little bit of this & a little bit of that! i recently taught myself to sew & i love to create things that are girly & happy & pretty & useful. i'm inspired by gorgeous colors & feminine details like ruffles, rosettes, & flowers. You'll see lots of bright colors and shabby rosettes in my shop! Right now, I offer “bloom bags” with fun posey flowers, rosette necklaces, statement necklaces, & rosette earrings. I hope to expand soon to offer posey pillows, beverage blankets (my spin on the coffee cuff!), bow tie necklaces, & more! i'm just getting started, so much more is to come!

3. How did your shop name come to be?
I named my shop "my {sew} called life" because I feel called to sew and create! Nothing makes me happier than taking a pile of "stuff" & creating something beautiful! I especially love sharing my creations with YOU!

4. What got you started with your craft,and selling your items?
I’ve always crafted, created, reused, etc! Friends & family have always made comments such as “that’s so cute!” or “you made that?!?” or “you should sell these!”  soooo, I thought “why not?” Do something you love & share it with others?? WIN!

5. Favorite part of your day?
Shop related or no? because honestly, my favorite part of the day is bedtime. I love those last few moments to rock & cuddle my son, right before he drifts off to sleep. That’s like the ONLY time he’s still for more than 2 seconds! I love smelling his hair, soaking up that mix of stinky little boy & clean sweet baby.

Shop related? My favorite part of the day is anytime I finish a craft, necklace, bag, etc. I love those first few moments where you step back & go “ahhhhh, it’s done & it’s awesome.” {giggle}

6. What food or food group would you refuse to live without?
Oh man, this is tough! Ok let’s see…..I could not live without coffee, diet coke, peanut butter, wine, or cheezits. Clearly, I’m a health nut {wink}

7. Where can we find you?
Yes, do come find me!! I’m everywhere!

Twitter: @sewcalledlife

Ashley has offered to give one of my readers at $20 Gift Certificate to her new store. Awesome, right?!

Here's how to Enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me how you would spend the $20 gift certificate to her store.
2. Follow Alissa and I. {you can click to follow on the right sidebar}
3. Follow Ashley over at Sew Called Life

For extra entries:
Tweet about the giveaway {1 entry}
Link up to the blog party {1 entry}

Yay, that's 5 ways to win!! Party ends Wednesday night, so enter, enter, enter!!