Show Yo' Flow @ Design It Chic - giveaway five



Hi all! Today we continue our fabulous Show Yo' Flow @ Design It Chic Campaign! If you're new here, you can learn all about this amazing campaign by browsing our Show Yo' Flow files. If you're a long time reader, then keep up with our full powered bandwagon, because there's lots of prizes flowing around here these days and lots of fun interviews with amazing ordinary people just like you and I!

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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend and you're ready for today's chat with our next star, Elizabeth from Sew Chatty! She's a very talented lady that manages a blog and a small online business, while juggling family life.


Design It Chic: Hi Elizabeth, can you introduce yourself in just a few words?

Elizabeth: Hi there! I am Elizabeth, the creator of Sew Chatty! I'm a crafty stay at home mommy with an Etsy shop and a blog! So blessed to be doing what I love!


Design It Chic: You are such a lovely lady! Can you also share with us a bit about your business?

Elizabeth: Awww, thanks so much! The idea of the business came about this time last year when I was making Christmas gifts for friends and family. Times are tough around here and we didn't have enough money to buy gifts so I went the handmade route (grocery totes, cookies with handmade ornaments, etc...) and everyone LOVED it. So much in fact that they all said I should start my own business so...here I am!


Design It Chic: We see you have such adorable ruffled items. Now, who doesn't love ruffles, right?

Elizabeth: Hi my name is Elizabeth, and I'm a ruffleholic!


Design It Chic: We should open a ruffle lovers club:) ha ha But how do you choose your materials? Do you have any suppliers or designers you prefer?

Elizabeth: I am just now getting into using more designer fabric. Before I was too cheap to spring for the good stuff, but it really does makes such a difference in the finished look of an item. Those designers know what they're doing! I get most of my fabric from an amazingly huge discount fabric store I am blessed to live close to. It's called M&L in Anaheim, CA. I also get a lot of fabric online from Hawthorne Threads. Can't wait to get my hands on some of the new Innocent Crush line from the amazing Anna Maria Horner!


Design It Chic: So fancy:) And do you have any golden rules when it comes to matching colors?

Elizabeth: No not really. I like to think I have a fairly good eye for matching colors and patterns. However because I am using more and more designer fabric, I try to stick within the line. The fabric designers really take a lot of the guesswork out of matching up fabrics!


Design It Chic: Awesome. You know, people always wonder if business owners offer gifts from their store to the loved ones on Christmas. Do you do that? Do you create something special for everyone in your family or Target is a much easier way to go?:)

Elizabeth: Well, I do love me some Target(my happy place!), but I will be making gifts for friends and family again this year. In the culture we live in, we really don't need anything, so a nice small handmade gift is perfect.


Design It Chic: We hear you also have a blog right? Tell us a bit what's going on in there!

Elizabeth: Yes I do have a blog and there are lots of fun things going on over there! On Mondays I do a link party called "Made with Love Monday" where crafty ladies can come and link up their handmade goodness. Wednesdays I feature one of my favorite handmade businesses. Supporting handmade is very important to me. Throughout the week I'll do some "Behind the Scenes" posts to give my readers a sneak peak at some of the chaos! I also try and do a "What I've been working on" post with a shop update so everyone can see all the fun new things I'm creating. And lastly, I try to do at least one personal post a week about the happenings of home and my little family. I want my readers to really get a sense of who I am.


Design It Chic: Sounds exciting! But can you tell us a blooper from behind your blog or your store? We love laughing!

Elizabeth: Well this is amusing now, but it wasn't a few weeks ago! Let me preface by saying I am pretty much self taught so I learn as I go. I was making some ruffley checkbook covers for an upcoming boutique. I was assembly line sewing because I needed to crank out like 10 of them. Got to the very LAST step and realized I had sewn the ruffle in the wrong place. On all of them!!! Let me also say that my seam ripper and I are not friends so instead of ripping them apart, I decided to get creative and turned the checkbook covers into wristlets! I called it "My Happy Little Accident" and blogged about it! They nearly sold out at the boutique too!


Design It Chic: Perhaps, we should open a laughing club too:) ha ha:) And to wrap it up, can you please tell us what is your surprise for our readers today?

Elizabeth: A big thanks to Design it Chic and all of their wonderful readers for having me over today! Since you all know how much I love ruffles, I am going to give one lucky reader a Ruffled Headband AND a Ruffled Zipper Pouch! The Ruffled Headband is a brand new item for me and the pouch is a Sew Chatty staple! Good luck everyone! Have a blessed day!

Design It Chic: AWESOME!! Thanks Elizabeth for sticking around with us!


So you heard the lady! One of you awesome readers can snag those sweet ruffled zipper pouch and headband :) They would make the perfect Christmas gift for someone dear! All you have to do is become a follower of Design It Chic right here and then pay a visit to Sew Chatty Etsy store and tell us in a comment what item did you like most. That's 1 entry.
If you want to gain extra entries, add Design It Chic's button on your blog somewhere where we can find it and come back and tell us that you did(2 entries),blog about this giveaway with a link back to this interview and then comment that you did that(2 entries), follow Elizabeth on her blog and come back and comment that you did(1 entry), follow Sew Chatty on Facebook or Twitter and tell us that you did that with a link back to your profile so we can check(1 entry). There's 7 possibilities for you to snag those cute ruffled zipper pouch and headband, so what are you waiting for?
The giveaway is now officially open and will be closing 12/5 midnight Central Time Zone. Enjoy everyone!!!
**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**


Last week's winners are:
* "Jessica's cupcake wrappers" 2 winners: #8 Jenny Kate @ Jenny Kate's Spot; #14 Staci @ Lizard and Ladybug
* "One item of your choice from Inspirations by D Shop": #16 Mimi(Big Guy's Momma) @ Woven By Words


Plus don't forget to check the other stars from our Show Yo' Flow Campaign, and make sure you don't miss any of the upcoming interviews along with our amazing gifts for everybody! Happy Monday all!



65 comments:

My name means Wisdom said...

chitownchica is your newest follower (found you on a Monday Hop!) and I love the ruffled apron.

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Janine said...

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your very kind words at my blog today. I so appreciate your prayers.
By the way - what a lovely blog. I am thrilled to follow too.
Blessings. Janine

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Thanks for poofing by Wiccan Make Some Too! So wickedly cool of you to promote other blogs & to offer tips on better blogerization. I will be reading all the stuff. Following you now.

Nicole weaver said...

Hello,

Thanks for following me, I am following you back. Your blog is awesome!

Nicole Weaver
http://marieandherfriendtheseaturtle.blogspot.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very nice interview. I went to Sew Chatty's Etsy store and I really love the Ruffled Zipper Pouch. I am a follower of Design it Chic :-)

Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three said...

Thanks for following my blog. Following back.
I like her Vintage Inspired Ruffled Apron

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

following you :-) and Elizabeth too

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

love the grab and go wristlets and the sunglass cases too :-)

Priscilla said...

VERY nice!!

New follower

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Miranda said...

These are so freakin cute! Following you from the blog hop! You can find me at http://mangoesandchutney.com and http://mydayzerochallenge.blogspot.com

Bethany said...

Thanks for following....I'm following back! Love your blog- so glad I found it! Have a great day!

Tammy said...

Thank you for the following and I am thrilled to be here. I have looked high and low for some info that you have on your blog.

Kristen said...

Hi! Thank you finding me! Your bags are so adorable! I love "Making Friends Monday!"

Kristen

the all-around mom said...

wow these are pretty! :)

thanks for following my other blog. i am already actually your follower and you followed my other blog, too: http://theallaroundmom.blogspot.com. i have you included in my blog list on that blog :)

have a great day! :)

Skye said...

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Following your blog!
Please follow back!

Hound Girl said...

I follow you on GFC: houndgirl

I am in love the Vintage Inspired Ruffled Apron, so cute!

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Hound Girl said...

following sew chatty on fbook: kari terrell

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Hound Girl said...

following sewchatty on twitter: @houndgirlblog

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Marah said...

yummy!

i'm you newest follower from the chickadee blog hop.

i'd love for you to come by my blog and follow back! :)

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Lisa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now following you too. :)

Mad Mind said...

Thanks for jumping on the Train. Have a great week!

Lori said...

WOW!! What a pretty blog! I love your interview segment! Glad I found you and gotcha back ;) Lori www.adayinmotherhood.com

Karen said...

What darling little pouches-so practical & girly. Who can't use more of those 2 things? The fabric combos are beautiful, too. Gonna check these out for my daughters for Christmas. Following back for MFM. Love the tutorials, too. blessings on your day.

Gina said...

hi I am no following you thru making friends on monday. thank you for stopping by my blog
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jhitomi said...

I love the Grab and Go Wristlet in the purple-orangey fabrics, it's very cute. Following this blog as jhb.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

following sew chatty on twitter as @jhitomi
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Billie Poteet said...

I love the vintage inspired ruffled apron! Too cute!

Billie Jean
www.theunexpectedmother.net
Billie.Poteet@gmail.com

Billie Poteet said...

I added your button to my blog!

Billie Jean
www.TheUnexpectedMother.net
Billie.Poteet@gmail.com

Billie Poteet said...

Added your button to my blog!

Billie Jean
www.TheUnexpectedMother.net
Billie.Poteet@gmail.com

Billie Poteet said...

Following Sew Chatty on Twitter and Facebook

Billie Poteet
www.TheUnexpectedMother.net
@unexpectedmom
Billie.Poteet@gmail.com

Billie Poteet said...

Following Sew Chatty's blog!

Billie Jean
www.TheUnexpectedMother.net
Billie.Poteet@gmail.com

Mommy B said...

Hello Hello!! Stopping by to say Hi from http://theadventuresofmommyb.blogspot.com/

Working Woman said...

Thank you for dropping by my page today. You have likewise a wonderful blog. I love the Show Yo' Flow @ Design It Chic Campaign! and I am definitely browsing the Show Yo files for previous interviews. Nice one. God bless and keep those interviews comin'; :D

Merely said...

Mere here from MerelyMusing.com! Thanks for the follow, and I'm here to follow back and show some bloggin love :D

Earn The Write said...

Hi, there. I'm now following you from Follow Me Back Tuesday. Will visit you again soon:D

Dr. Madeline Boskey said...

What a lovely blog. I am following back from Tuesday.
So much fun going on here!

Madeline
http://madforreading.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

I already follow you and I really like the Ruffly glasses case.

Tammy said...

Added your button to my blog @StitchnStudio.
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Tammy said...

following sew chattys blog.
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Tammy said...

Following sew chatty on facebook & twitter as stitchnstudio.

I'm Not a Trophy Wife said...

Hi Elizabeth_ following you back from tuesday! thanks for visiting me. Your sewing stories bring back memories. I find sewing (I'm not very good) as relaxing and a break from all the buzz! have a great day! laura

kkfoster35 said...

I am a gfc follower and I like the Vintage Inspired Ruffled Apron
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kkfoster35 said...

I follow Elizabeth on her blog
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CP said...

Hi - Found you on Welcome Wednesday blog hop and am your newest follower!
Would love for you to check out my blog as well:
http://retailtherapylounge.blogspot.com/

Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studio said...

Hi! I found and am following your lovely blog from the Mid Week Blog Hop! Please stop by and visit my blog at:

http://waveoflifesurfstudio.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!!

Angela Ison said...

Love your blog, following now!
http://Groovybabyblog.blogspot.com

CreativeMama said...

Hi, this is creative mama from adithisammasews.com. lovely blog and i would surely use these tips to make my site even better. thanks

Johnnie said...

Come check out my new blog hop Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

Johnnie

Brooke Anna said...

Hi!I'm following back, and I love Sew Chatty's Vintage Inspired Ruffle Apron!
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Brooke Anna said...

I am also a new follower of Sew Chatty!
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Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about all the excitement over here. I've joined up to follow, and can't wait to check everything out!!

www.debbie-idodesigns.blogspot.com

Jana said...

I'm now a follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Excited to see what this Show Yo' Flow is all about!!

melody-mae said...

first off let me start by thanking you for stopping by my blog and for following me. I appreciate it so much and am here to follow you back! I am now a new follower. I went to 'Sew chatty' and as a new grandma I like the burp rags but also really love the zipper pouches!!!

Jessica E said...

Thanks for following me! You have a spectacular blog here! I have followed you back and very much enjoyed your guest's comments and creations!

Vagabond Carnival said...

It's always amazing how a mistake or other happenstance can change the look or direction of a piece. The tricky part is to keep the lamentations short and start thinking about how things can be reworked into something better!

Hiya! Found you through Moonangelnay's hop. http://vagabondcarnival.blogspot.com/

Jules said...

What a fun, sassy blog! Thank you so much for following Ad Bits! It's a pleasure to follow you back!

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

Follower of you and I love these ruffled bags and headbands-they are adorable!

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

Added your blog button-it is under my page labeled blog buttons;)

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

2nd entry for blog button placement

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

Gleefully a new follower of Sew Chatty:)

beachbaby said...

Hi there.. Thank you for the follow, I am now following you back from www.beachbabys.blogspot.com

happy day ( :

hotpants™ said...

Following you back after last week's FMBT... a little late, but I'm here. Great blog!

Emillie Rose said...

I already follow and love the baby girl quilt.
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Emillie Rose said...

I follow her blog.
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Emillie Rose said...

I follow her on facebook.
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