Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Giveaway - Fairyshadow

This giveaway is now closed.

I'm really excited. I have another awesome giveaway. This time its from the shop fairyshadow. I love etsy, and I found this shop through etsy randomly. When I saw the items in the shop I fell in love immediately. I really wanted to introduce it to you so I contacted Tania (creator of the shop) and she was excited too. Something I've seen on other blogs that I wanted to start doing for my giveaways is interviewing the shop owner/creator so you (and me) can get to know them. I asked Tania questions and she sent me some information about her and her shop. Her life sounds really neat, I am sure you will think so too.

I have enjoyed looking at Etsy for years and from time to time considered setting up a shop but I did not have internet access that would allow for all the time required to work with internet sales. Our family decided to install a satellite and now we have high speed service so that block was no longer in place. But still I held back. Last year my 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer and went through surgery and chemotherapy. She has proved herself to be a courageous and strong young woman and is free of cancer. We are so proud of her. As pleased as we are with the work of her doctors and hospital we are still faced with the bills the insurance did not cover. I was motivated to find additional income and decided if my daughter could face the challenges of cancer I could very well get over my own insecurities about working online. 


My children inspire me to push passed my own fears. Yay for the blessings of children. The favorite thing in my shop is photo of my daughter wearing a blue flowered garland. It reflects the sparkle of her bright blue eye and the spirit that shines through it.


So what can I make without spending much while building inventory? I began sorting through the resources available and started making flowers with felt I had left over from my days as a production dollmaker. Then I turned to our closets and the abundance of t-shirt that overflowed the drawers and the upcycled cotton flower barrette was born. I now collect material and buttons from a local shop which benefits the senior center and sells donated craft supplies. Friends also pass on clothing they no longer need. I love the rich diversity of colors I have to choose from. It makes for truely unique pieces. In my shop you will find the results of my flower making mounted to a variety of hair accessories as well as some of the dolls I have made.


Our family raises sheep and cattle. I sometimes call myself the electric shepardess because we use a portable electric fencing system to protect the lambs from the coyote who find lamb especially delicious. This means that three or four times a week we must shift the fences to allow for fresh grazing for the mammas and babies.


You ask the one thing I couldn’t live without? I know its basic but I would hate to without running water. I can look down our valley when I wash dishes and see the old brick lined well about ¼ mile away. Whenever I feel crabby about the unrelenting chore of dishwashing I remind myself there are millions of women who must carry the water from the well before they can begin the unrelenting chore of washing dishes. Keep your 
blessings close to your heart. In my spare time I garden, knit, and paint. All these occupations sooth me.




Isn't the picture of the stuff she is making really neat? I haven't seen that before and I thought it was so pretty and so brilliant. Here's some more stuff from her shop:






Isn't it just the cutest stuff?


Tania is also looking for some wholesale opportunities. If you are interested (or know someone who would be interested) in this opportunity you can contact Tania through the shop.


So now for the giveaway. Tania has generously offered a $15 gift certificate to her shop to the winner of this giveaway. I am super jealous. There is so much from her shop that I want. But I'm giving it to you. 


The giveaway ends June 25Make sure your email is visible in your blogger profile, or in your comment. Also, make sure each entry is in a different comment to count.  This giveaway is only open to those in the United States (sorry those of you worldwide).


Mandatory Entry: 
1. Visit fairyshadow and tell me what your favorite item in the shop is, if you can pick just one. (this must be done for other entries to count)

Extra Entries:
because everyone loves extra entries!!
2. follow my blog publicly via GFC. 1 entry
3. Follow my blog via networked blogs on facebook. 1 entry
4. Vote for my blog "on the fence" (see below for link). 1 entry
5. Heart fairyshadow on etsy. 1 entry
6. Buy something from fairyshadow. 5 entries
7. Blog/tweet/post on facebook. (post link) 1 entry per action
8. Post this giveaway on a giveaway site. (post link) 1 entry



Enjoy! 

69 comments:

  1. I love the pale green ponytail tie!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. I follow your blog through gfc! :)

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  3. I love the Blue Mosaic Jacquard barrette.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  4. voted for you on the picket fence 6/14
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  5. My favorite is the Big yellow blossom headband.

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  6. I LOVE the Lime and Yellow Floral headband! So stinking cute!
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  7. I love the Fresh Water Pearls and Caged "Black" "See the Light" Sea Glass Necklace!

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  8. I had a hard time... can anyone relate? lol But I finally picked the big yellow flower headband.

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  9. I added her to my favorites on Etsy. :)

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  10. I like the Vintage ribbon barrette

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  11. voted 4 u on Picket Fence Blogs

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  12. I really like the cheery flower pin, I would so sport that on one of my summer hats! nathanatdowns (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I just love the vintage trim barrette!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  14. following you via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  15. voted on picket fence

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  16. hearted fairy shadow on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  17. I like the blue floral headband. Thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  18. my favorite is the Blue turquoise blossom headband
    thompson_tanda@yahoo.com

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  19. My favorite item is the Blue mosaic jacquard barrette. Thank you!
    -amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  20. I'm following your blog via GFC.
    -amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  21. Following your blog via Networked Blogs (A. Mace).
    -amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  22. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs.
    -amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  23. I hearted the shop on Etsy (wanderamble).
    -amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  24. tweet (http://twitter.com/#!/neverdene/status/81540533557796864)
    -amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  25. I like the red red ponytail tie!

    darcylee99@yahoo.com

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  26. I hearted the shop - smartbottomkids

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  27. I love the Big yellow blossom headband.
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  28. I voted for you!
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  29. My favorite item is the turquoise ribbon barrette.

    nrsvampchickdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I added fairyshadow to my favorites on etsy. (nrsvampchick)

    nrsvampchickdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. voted for you on the fence

    nrsvampchickdesigns(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Big yellow blossom headband = CUTE!!

    sarahliz_86@yahoo.com

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  33. My favorite item is Red red flowered headband

    starhoney111@gmail.com

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  34. I like the Orange Floral Headband.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I like the blue button blossom headband.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. My favorite item in Fairy Shadow's Shop is the Blue flowered organdy ribbon headband.
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Following publicly via GFC.
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Following via Networked Blogs on FB.
    facebook.com/danabeeman/
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs.
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Added Fairy Shadows shop to my favorites on Etsy.
    http://www.etsy.com/people/CreationSuite?
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Posted giveaway on Twitter; http://twitter.com/#!/hazelfinn/status/83579685480574976
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Shared giveaway on FB; http://www.facebook.com/danabeeman/posts/128842470532232
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. my favorite is the vintage trim barette
    sammybigtoesure(at)gmail(dot)com
    I'm having a giveaway too check it out:
    http://samanthaolivieri.blogspot.com/2011/06/print-giveaway.html#comments

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  45. i heart fairyshadow on etsy as sammybigtoe
    sammybigtoesure(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I follow on gfc
    sammybigtoesure(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. My favorite item is the Blue mosaic jacquard barrette. I love all the items and I love her story.

    giveaway.raes (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. I'm following via GFC as Giveaway Rae.

    giveaway.raes (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. I voted on We're on the Fence. :o)

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  50. I've added fairyshadow to my favorites on etsy. :o)

    giveaway.raes (at) gmail (dot) com

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  51. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/GiveawayRae/status/84150754692169728

    giveaway.raes (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. Love the Recycled flower blossom headband. :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  53. follow you on gfc joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  54. hearted Fairyshadow on gfc joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  55. voted at we're on the fence joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  56. I LOVE the Rainbow blossom headband. Beautiful!!

    cinda_brown (at) att (dot) net

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  57. You've been added to my favorites on Etsy.

    cinda_brown@att.net

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  58. I also votes on the fence! :)
    cinda_brown@att.net

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  59. You were/ARE of course quite right: it is IMPOSSIBLE to choose just one favorite (in fact I had to stop myself from Etsy "hearting/favoriting" everything (item/design) in this marvelous shop - as you can see - I'm Salleefur on Etsy)

    Among my most favorites: the Orange Floral Headband, Blue Turquoise Floral Headband, Organe Flower Barette and ALL of the Ponytail Ties!

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. I Etsy Hearted FairyShadow - as well as MANY of the items in her fabulous shop!
    Etsy username: Salleefur

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  61. Follower via Networked Blogs
    Jesselyn
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  62. I Share this post/giveaway (as well as several of my MANY Favorites at Tania Prosser's wonderful Etsy Shop on my Facebook (Jesselyn Andersyn)

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  63. Such a cute shop. I love the Spring garland in purple. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  64. I follow you on gfc. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  65. I follow you on networked blogs. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  66. tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/dramaqueensmum/status/84805584616034304

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Thank you for the comments!! I love hearing from you. :)