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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shop Feature & A Giveaway - Blossom: Hand Created Designs

COMMENTS CLOSED!  Winner to be announced in a separate post.

 I came across this wonderful shop through a Twitter friend.  Fabric bowls (I instantly fell in the love with the gorgeous fabric combos and the fact that these gorgeous creations were also functional.  Nothing makes me happier than unique and creative storage solutions.  She makes two different sizes to meet all your needs.

This one is my favorite.

But this one is a close second.....

Meet Kristi.....the lady behind these gorgeous creations!

My name is Kristi and I love to sew. After sewing little projects here and there, mostly baby quilts as my own children kept coming into the world, I finally took a job sewing for money. A friend needed help sewing appliqued tea towels for a very large order and I jumped in to help. I enjoyed seeing her life and how she juggled a small business. I watched and asked lots of questions all the while looking for something unique to offer to people. I landed upon fabric bowls and I discovered that I really loved to sew them. I could put together endless design combinations, sew them relatively quickly, and experiment with shapes and sizes, and that was the start.

While starting my business, I was also homeschooling my kindergartener and chasing around a four and a two-year-old. By the end of the day, I craved the solitude of my sewing machine. It seemed as if I was almost living a double life; mom by day and creator girl by night. I loved it. The business name came naturally: BLOSSOM. I felt like I was having a chance to do just that!

As for distributing the bowls (or some people prefer to call them baskets,) I rent space at local art and craft shows, they are in a local art gallery and several boutiques, AND I just opened my new online shop!!

My thought is that everyone has a need for a bright splash of color somewhere in their house for cell phones and keys, hair bows, candy, legos, change, thread, notions, fruit, coffee pods, sugar packets, pens and pencils, receipts, mail, or even just sitting empty as a piece of decor. I love to work with customers to design with fabrics that match a specific niche in their home.

My blog, though in its infancy, says, "I am a much better mom and wife when I have time for my creative outlets." I am thinking about adding on to that sentence, "and time to spend with other creative people!" I love to chat fabric, projects, sewing, techniques and ideas. Please come visit and chat, let's share!

Kristi has graciously offered up a $30 store credit to her shop for one lucky Priddy Creations reader!  All you have to do to enter is visit her shop, come back here and leave me a comment letting me which one is your favorite! 

For those that would like more chances to win, you can earn additional OPTIONAL entries by leaving a comment for EACH of the below items.  Also, please leave your email on at least one comment so I can contact you if you win.

  • Follow Kristi's blog via Google Friend Connect;

  • Blog about this giveaway (leave a link to the post);

  • Tweet about this giveaway (be sure and @priddycreations so that I can see the tweet); and

  • Post on Facebook about this giveaway (leave a link to the post).
This giveaway will run until Monday, June 21.  I will announce the winner sometime on Tuesday, June 22.