Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Sew Lucky Owl Giveaway {CLOSED}

I would like to introduce you to April, she makes the cutest owls and other cute creations!!  Ian has 2 of her owls and they are adorable!  I won a big one last year and bought a little one for his stocking.

Here is a little about the artist behind these adorable creations... 

1. Tell us a little about yourself…
Well, what I always say to everyone is that I am a mother of 5 children. That is the biggest part of my life:) I also have an awesome husband that lets me do this crazy craft thing:) I taught myself how to sew about 3 yrs ago and have been hooked ever since. I am so glad that there is something like Etsy to let me make money at what I LOVE doing.

2. How long have you been doing this?
I have been a huge scrapbooker for 12 yrs. and first was doing crafts hows and selling scrapbooks and cards. I saw the Pottery Barn owls and thought I am going to make those and sell those at craft shows. They did so well that I started selling them on Etsy now for a year and a half.


3. Who/What inspires you?
I LOVE looking at magazines. Especially Pottery Barn!! Fabric really inspires me. I love buying it and always can't wait to use it:)

4. What's your favorite piece?
Well I have few. Right now though one of my newer ones I think is just the cutest:)


5. What advice do you have for a beginner?
Really you have to have faith in yourself. I was going to close my shop in April last year. I had only like 50 sales or so. I just came up with some new designs and stuck with it. Now I have over 700 sales and really excited at every sale I make and thankful that there are people that like my work:)
6. Where can we find you?


April has generously offered to giveaway this owl pictured above to one lucky person.

To enter:
Leave a comment telling April what your favorite item in her shop is.
Must do this first before you can get any additional entries.

Extra Entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
  • Follow my blog (current followers count).
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS or/and e-mail.
  • Follow April's blog.
  • Blog about this contest and link it back to this blog post.
  • Follow me on twitter and tweet @melaniescrafts about this giveaway. 
  • Become a fan of me on Facebook. 
Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win.  Giveaway ends Sat, Feb 27th.  This giveaway is only for US residents.

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214 Sweet Comments:

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Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=2421582

Love Pillow

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Julie said...

follow your blog

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Julie said...

email subscriber

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Julie said...

FB fan-Julie A Scott Laws

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sassypackrat said...

I love all her owls but think that Green the Rag doll is my favorite.

sassypackrat said...

I already follow your blog.

sassypackrat said...

I'm following April's blog too.

A. said...

Marshmellow is such a cutie!

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A. said...

blog follower

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A. said...

follow april's blog

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Krissy said...

I love Rosey the Owl! (Her little heart is too sweet!)

Krissy said...

I follow you!

A. said...

follow and tweeted

http://twitter.com/sassypink/status/9408048505

mammaliciousmamma at yahoo dot com

Krissy said...

I'm your fan o FB!

A. said...

fan on facebook

mammaliciousmamma at yahoo dot com

Krissy said...

I'm now following April's blog!!

LT said...

These are just adorable!! I really love the Owl bookend, how cute would those be in my office (of course I would have to keep them myself!)

LT said...

I am a follower!

LT said...

I am an email subscriber!

LT said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/statuses/9408430095

LT said...

I am a Facebook fan as Lori B

Angie said...

I just love her fabric flag banners! My fav. was this one:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24772935

Thanks
Angie
rennieangie at gmail dot com

Angie said...

I follow your blog via google

Angie
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Wehaf said...

I love this striped owl bookend: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40703610

urchiken at gmail dot com

amylouwho said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40835334

adorable, all of them. But i liked this little floral one!

amylouwho said...

I'm a follower!

amylouwho said...

and I subscribe!

jaime said...

so adorable - I love Coco and Rosey the owls.

jaime said...

I follow your blog...

jaime said...

And I subscribe to your feed

jaime said...

I officially follow April's blog :)

jaime said...

And Twitter? Done. http://twitter.com/jaimemckee/status/9411298149

jaime said...

Finally, I'm a fan on Facebook!

Friendliest Ghost said...

I collect owls, so this finding a favorite was an almost IMPOSSIBLE question, but--after much deliberation--the very first owl, the plaid one, has to take the cake for me. The pattern matches my favorite boots.

Friendliest Ghost said...

I am now a follower of your blog!

Friendliest Ghost said...

I am now a fan of april's blog.

Friendliest Ghost said...

I am a blog subscriber via google reader.wo

Friendliest Ghost said...

I followed you and tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/doppeldeer/status/9411620508

EmmettFerret said...

I like this owl! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41033372

lbaran. pcs@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love this garland!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32084119

scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/9413989627

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Cupcake said...

Oh I love those owls. I really like the Amy Butler fabric one and the little girl owl garland. Fabulous. I've added this shop to my favorites.

Peterson Family said...

Chocolate the Owl is too cute. And the bookends are all super cute too!

I follow your blog!

Oh Mandie! said...

Super cute feature! Rosy the owl is my favorite for sure! I love the pretty pink fabric, but the lil heart sealed the deal for sure :)

Oh Mandie! said...

I follow your blog :)

Oh Mandie! said...

I'm a facebook fan too! :)

ShoozieShoes said...

Favorite item: any of the owls with the layered circle eyes, like this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27021912

ShoozieShoes said...

I follow your blog ;-)

Roda said...

Follow April's blog

Favorite: Rag dolls

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Beth said...

I love the owl bookends. So cute!

Anonymous said...

Love Marshmallow the Owl! So cute!

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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog!

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe to your blog!

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Anonymous said...

I am your fan on facebook!

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emcSquared said...

I just love the little Lemondrop Rag Doll! She is so cute.

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emcSquared said...

I follow your blog!

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emcSquared said...

I subscribe to your blog via email.

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Finding Charm said...

My favorite item is one of the owl bookends: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40966278

Finding Charm said...

I am already following your blog.

Finding Charm said...

I am already receiving your emails!

Finding Charm said...

I am now following April's blog. Can't wait to see more of her owls. I've started to collect owls.

Finding Charm said...

I added the giveaway to my blog.

http://findingcharm.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-i-sew-lucky-owl-giveaway.html

Finding Charm said...

I tweeted!

Cute Owl Giveaway from I Sew Lucky. Enter to win: http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-sew-lucky-owl-giveaway.html @melaniescrafts

Finding Charm said...

I am already a fan on Facebook. Thanks for this giveaway and featuring this artist.

jodi233 said...

love the mini owls! especially the one with polka dots!
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jodi233 said...

i am a follower
jodi233@comcast.net

jodi233 said...

i am an email subscriber
jodi233@comcast.net

Melissa said...

Omg how cute!! Id love to win this for my lil niece! Her mom loves owls and this is sooo cute!

I Sew Lucky said...

WOW! Thank you everyone for all your sweet comments about my shop!!

Braley Mama said...

I love green the rag doll, maybe I would share it with my daughter:)

Braley Mama said...

I follow u, of course!

sgizas said...

I follow April's blog. She's the best!

The Frugal Designer said...

I am torn between the bookend and the mini favor, so adorable and these are my 2 favs

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40869776

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40904832

sgizas said...

Since I just purchased my favorite item in April's shop (Holly Berry the rag doll) I'll pick a new favorite, and it is

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28240458

the birthday fabric banner, how fun would this be to have hanging at my daughter's next birthday party!

sgizas said...

I now also follow your blog too!

sgizas said...

and a fan on FB too!

Judy said...

I'm a new follower!

Judy said...

I'm smitten with smitten the owl!

blue eyed night owl said...

Those owls are so cute!

blue eyed night owl said...

I follow your blog.

Kiy said...

I am in love with Buttercup the Owl. So much, I had to fav her and send the link to hubby. :)

Awesome find, I just love those cute owls!

Kiy

Kiy said...

Ha! I didn't know you were on FB ... I am stalking, err a fan now. :)

Cheers, Kiy

Kiy said...

Oh, and I most definitely follow your blog ... you couldn't keep me away!

Cheers, Kiy

Kirsten said...

Darling owls! Thanks for sharing this! I will be following your blog..... I look forward to reading more of your posts... :)

NGS said...

The owls are super cute. I think that the owl bookend with the brown polka dot fabric would be a great addition to my nephew's nursery!!

momtoem said...

I like the Owl bookend but they all are so cute!!! I want them all!

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momtoem said...

Follow your blog

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momtoem said...

Subscribe to your blog via e-mail.

lejn05@yahoo.com

momtoem said...

Follow April's blog.

lejn05@yahoo.com

momtoem said...

fan of yours on Facebook (lena naef)

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AForestFrolic said...

Oh, what lovelies! I love the marshmallow owl but the fabric banners are lovely too. What a sweet giveaway.

Jamie :)

Snowflake07 said...

My favorite is Noel the Christmas rag doll. Those rag dolls are really cute, and of course I love all of the owls. :-)

Snowflake07 said...

following on twitter (as SnowflakeDay) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/9464031286

Snowflake07 said...

google following April's blog

Snowflake07 said...

RSS feed subscriber

Snowflake07 said...

google friend following Whimsical Creations

Amy said...

I am a new follower of your blog
I follow April
Follow your blog through RSS feed
Blogged about this contest. You can see it here:http://miraflorfamily.blogspot.com/2010/02/some-great-giveaways.html
Follow you on twitter
Tweeted this
Became a fan on fb

My fave item in aprils shop is the Little Owl in Amy Butler fabric

Thanks for the giveaway!!
awollmer@hotmail.com

Jingle said...

Oh, I just LOVE her shop!!! The owls are all so fantastic! I really like the brown plaid Owl bookend!!!!!

Jingle said...

I follow your blog!

Jingle said...

I am a FB fan!

Amy said...

1stcommeny above counts as follower.

THIS comment counts as following April

Amy said...
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Amy said...

I follow your blog through RSS feed

Amy said...

Blogged about this contest. You can see it here:
http://miraflorfamily.blogspot.com/2010/02/some-great-giveaways.html

Amy said...

follow you on twitter

Amy said...

tweeted this

Amy said...

Became a fan on facebook

Amy said...

fave item is the little owl in Amy Butler Fabric

Donna said...

I just love Bethy the rag doll.....

Take care,
Donna from Maryland
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

I follow your blog.

Take care,
Donna from Maryland
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

I subscribe through e-mail.

Take care,
Donna from Maryland
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

I also like the white owl brooch too.

Mama Zen said...

I love Bethy the rag doll!

The Fam said...

Marshmellow!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Great giveaway Melanie! I love April's work. I am such a big fan of owls. It was really hard choosing a favorite item from her shop but I decided on Rusty the Owl. It was great learning more about April and her story is inspiring!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog!

amber dodd. said...

I am now a faithful follower of your blog! :)

amber dodd. said...

Oh..by the way....
my favorite is definitely the owls! I LOVE them!!!! For some reason lately, I've really gotten in to owls. Not sure why....

amber dodd. said...

I am now a faithful follower of April's blog. :)

amber dodd. said...

I am now subscribed via email. :)

amber dodd. said...

I am now following you on Twitter! :) Tweeting away now.

amber dodd. said...

I am now a fan on Facebook! :)

Amanda said...

I really love the Owls. My favorite is Marshmellow the Owl.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=40914839

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Amanda said...

I follow via google friend connect.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! What Great talent... all of them are so cute it hard to pick just one... but think the Smitten the Owl is my fave. The baby on the way would cherish this in its room...we hope we win!!
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Amanda said...

I subscribe via email.

onlychocolate4me at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

I follow April's blog via google friend connect.

onlychocolate4me at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

I follow you on twitter, and I tweeted.
https://twitter.com/monteefamily/status/9504332424

onlychocolate4me at gmail dot com

gwengoods said...

Hello Melanie, really cute owls, I am following April's blog, hearted her shop, and sent her a message with my favorite owl and now on my way to be your fan on Facebook!

Katie said...

Oh my golly, those are so stinkin' cute!!! I especially like "Plume the owl" - mainly because it's purple and well, we all love that color here! :)

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Redeemed said...

Wow! there were so many things on your etsy to try to pick a favorite from...that was hard! i would have to say that my favorite was either the carmella owl or the noel rag doll! they are gorgeous! your very talented, keep up the great work!

ezeldabeth said...

so cute...i love the garlands!

ezeldabeth said...

fb fan too!

Lynette said...

I love Rosey the Owl!

Jennifer said...

I like Newton the Owl

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email

Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/9551669948

Roxanna said...

I love the Coco Owl... Lemon the Owl comes in a close second. :)

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Jessica said...

I like Coco the owl...

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Kassie Dutton said...

This owl bookend is my fav.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40835334

Kassie Dutton said...

I posted an article and link on my blog:

www.imkassie.blogspot.com

Kassie Dutton said...

Oops...forgot to leave my email:

imkassie@hotmail.com

I'm also following your blog.

Kassie Dutton said...

I'm following April's blog.

Kassie Dutton said...

I'm following you on twitter and "retweeted" about this giveaway.

http://twitter.com/imkassie


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amber dodd. said...

I blogged at:
http://ohmydodd.blogspot.com

:)

karmascrafts said...

This is my fave: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41412311

Their eyes are soo cute!

karmascrafts said...

I am now a fan of yours on FB...Kimberly Marquez

Alison said...

I love CoCo the owl!

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Alison said...

I subscribe!

Alison said...

I follow April's blog!

Lily said...

i absolutely love Plume the owl!

Lily said...

i follow you on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/9609254995

Amy said...

My fave item is WITHOUT A DOUBT the owls.

Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

Amy said...

I follow this blog!

Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

Amy said...

Following April's blog!

Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

Amy said...

Also, fanned you on Facebook (Amy Sondova)

Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

Amber said...

Bethy the rag doll with Amy Butler fabric is my absolute favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow April's blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Bethany said...

I think the owl bookends are adorable; particularly this one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40835334

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Bethany said...

follower

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Lisa said...

the owl banner garland is soo cute! really... all are really cute! really sweet! great patterns!! =D

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Apple Hu said...

I love the Owl Couple :)

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Hayley said...

I love Bethy the rag doll - so cute! Thanks for the chance to win the adorable owl!

JenniferB said...

I love everything in April's shop but I love the little owl- amy butler fabric
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38040440
ejxd95@gmail.com

JenniferB said...

following your blog

JenniferB said...

email subscriber-ejxd95@gmail.com

JenniferB said...

following april's blog

Marci said...

I love Lemon the Owl, also the OWL bookends.
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bison61 said...

I like Bethy the rag doll

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peanutfeet said...

I love Marshmellow.
peanutfeet

Kate and Oli said...

the owl banner/garland is the cutest thing ever!

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Kate and Oli said...

i'm a follower!

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Kate and Oli said...

i follow april's blog!

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Kate and Oli said...

i'm a fan of WC on facebook!

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Shelby said...

I love the fabric banner in your etsy shop!

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Shelby said...

I am a blog follower!

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Shelby said...

I follow April's blog!

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Jenny said...

I am a follower...please enter me into this amazing giveaway. This is adorable.

Jenny said...

I love everything on her site but I think I would probably order the Birthday Banner for my Granddaughters! Thanks again!

Owly Byrd said...

Suzie the ragdoll.

Funny how humans want owl dolls, and owls want human dolls.

Owly Byrd said...

Fan of Whimiscal Creations on FB

Owly Byrd said...

Posted about this giveaway on my wall - http://www.facebook.com/owlshop?ref=profile

Owly Byrd said...

I just started following this great blog.

Stephanie said...

I <3 Gertie! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27021912

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog!

Stephanie said...

I follow April's blog!

Stephanie said...

I follow you on Twitter!
@HonorCrowned

Stephanie said...

I am a Facebook fan!
~Stephanie Lauffer

jerzycat99 said...

I am a blog follower.
jerzycat99@yahoo.com

jerzycat99 said...

I follow April's blog.
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Aura said...

I really chocolate the owl
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AmbreRose said...

The Small Christmas pillow is so cute and I would love to have that on my couch at christmas. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

Tylerpants said...

Hearts the Owl is such a cutie! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I also follow April's blog! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

My favorite is the owl garland banner with the heart/yellow/green owls. Super cute!

trixx said...

I follow your blog.

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