Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Knitty Bitties! {giveaway} CLOSED

I am so excited to host my very first giveaway here!  Meet Andrea of Knitty Bitties:



Tell us a little bit about you
Hello! I'm Andrea, the peddle pusher behind Knitty Bitties. I'm first a wife and mama. My one and only (Ethan) headed off to first grade this year leaving me with a bit more time on my hands. I've been sewing, sewing, sewing to keep my heart from missing him too much. When I'm not sewing, I love to shop, bake, run, knit and read. I LOVE iced tea (especially Starbucks black iced tea) and rarely go a day without eating peanut butter.
How did Knitty Bitties come about?
After sewing an apron for my bestie three years ago, I fell in love with sewing (again) and it stuck ... like 3-4 hours a day stuck!! After creating gifts for family and friends and receiving lots of, 'you should sell these' I decided to give it a try on this little site called, Etsy :). I was silly enough to think I would mostly be knitting, but soon realized I'd have to get mechanical arm implants for that to ever work, so sewing it was.


How did you learn to sew?
I'd say I'm self taught ... but I do have plenty of memories of my mom sewing and I know she took the time to show me the basics. All in all, I've learned by trial and error and practice, practice, practice.


What is your favorite thing in your shop right now?
I'd have to say the 'gathered and ruffled' products like the iPad/Kindle covers as well as the clutches ... and maybe soon pillow covers (wink, wink).
Do you ever get to sew for yourself? What would you sew if you had all the time in the world?
Ahhh, I do sew for myself, but not nearly enough. If I had all the time in the world I would sew quilts. Big, small, table toppers or wall hangings, I've got the quilting bug.


Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I'd love to be as happy as I am right now. Fulfilled and loved and hoping that shines through wherever I'm at in life.


How has Knitty Bitties changed you or helped you?
Good question. I think having a business has caused me to be much more organized with my time management. I try to procrastinate less, nap less, make lists and get more done. It has helped give me an outlet for my creativity, from sewing to graphic designing. And it's allowed me to socially connect with wonderful people.


If you could be any animal what would it be?
An indoor cat ... they really have a great life :).


Your favorite place on the planet?
Aside from my home, which I love ... I'd have to say Maui is a pretty close second. However I haven't traveled much, so this could change ;).
Who is your crafting/handmade hero?
I admire so many people in the craft/handmade industry, so it's hard to pick one as a 'hero'. I will say that Amy Butler and Heather Bailey both changed the way I viewed fabric and sewing and I love the way they have contributed to the resurgence of young(er) women sewing and creating.


What is your proudest moment?
Cliché maybe, but becoming a mom is pretty hard to beat.


See? Isn't she great? Andrea is kindly offering up a $15 gift certificate toward any item in her shop. 


To be entered to win:
Mandatory: Visit Knitty Bitties and let us know your favorite item in her shop.
Please leave your email address on your comment so I have a way to get a hold of you.

Additional entries:
Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry you do.

Follow Allora Handmade(over there on the right).
Follow Knitty Bitties
Follow Allora Handmade and Knitty Bitties on Twitter tweet about this giveaway.
For example: I'm so excited about the @knittybitties giveaway on @allorahandmade.

I also have a Facebook page and would love to connect with you there! ;)

I will pick a winner and announce it on Friday, October 1st.


*** Knitty Bitties has some amazing handmade holiday promotions going on in the next few months. Don't miss out! *****


COMMENTS NOW CLOSED! Thank you for entering!



91 comments:

Laney said...

I follow you!

Laney said...

I follow Kintty Bitties!

Laney said...

I LOVE the Gathered Ruffle Clutch!!

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh, her new table runner is GORGEOUS but I love the camera straps too.

Suzanne said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/bebehblog/status/25896371300

whitney said...

i love the oh snap mini wallets and the happy little list taker!

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whitney said...

i follow allora handmade!

whitney said...

i follow knitty bitties!

Jessica said...

super cute shop!! i love the Oh Snap Mini Wallet - yellow & grey

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Jessica said...

follow allora handmade! ;-)

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LuckyStarHeather said...

I follow you!

LuckyStarHeather said...

I follow Knitty Bitties ;)

Jessica said...

follow knitty bitties

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LuckyStarHeather said...

I love the Happy Little List Taker (and the pretty pinafore bag I ordered that will be here in a few weeks-YAY!).

<3 <3 <3

Candace said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog!

Candace said...

I love her kindle covers!

mommyholly said...

ADORE this shop!!! My fave thing {so hard to choose!} is the ruffle up pouch- SO cute!!
xoxox Holly

mommyholly said...

I am your follower. :)
xoxox Holly

mommyholly said...

And I am now a follower of Knitty Bitties blog, too! :)
xoxox Holly

meganluvsjewels said...

I LOVE the Mini Snap Wallet in Yellow & Gray...so adorable!

The Hungry Crafter said...

So THAT'S what Ms Knitty Bitties looks like! :) I've been coveting one of her camera straps for a long time -- love those yummy color combos.

Amy said...

I love the mini wallets... and the note takers... and the ruffle pouch!

Amy said...

I follow allora handmade!

Amy said...

I follow knittybitties!

Ann said...

The Oh Snap Mini wallets are soooo cute!
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Me and My Boys said...

I Follow You
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Me and My Boys said...

I like you on FB

Me and My Boys said...

I follow Knitty Bitties!
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Me and My Boys said...

I Love the Camera Strap. Hot August Nights, Sooo Cute! I've been dyign for a Camera Strap!
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aPearantly sew said...

Seriously?! How do you even pick just one favorite? I love the fabric combinations she uses, and the "oh snap" wallet with big turquoise polka dots...LOVE it. And what a great name for it :)

aPearantly sew said...

Already follow your blog

aPearantly sew said...

Follow you both on Twitter.
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mandiegirl said...

I LOVE the mini wallet!!! They are precious!

mandiegirl said...

I follow you both on twitter- @mandiegirl

mandiegirl said...

I also follow both of your blogs- too cute!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE the Oh Snap Mini Wallet in yellow and grey, so pretty!! her stuff is made to perfection!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

raising hand! follower right here!!!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

I follow you both and I tweeted!!

http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/25940201605

snnewt said...

Love the gathered ruffle clutch!!

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snnewt said...

Follower!

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snnewt said...

Tweeted!! @snnewt

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Marina said...

I LOVE your little snap wallets!!
visiting from justsewsassy.com
-Marina

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Just one? I love the Birdie Happy List Taker and the bunting...oh the bunting!

Jenni
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carlisle clan conversation... said...

Following Allora Handmade

Jenni
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carlisle clan conversation... said...

lowing Knitty Bitties

Jenni
carlisleclanconversation@hotmail.com

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Following Allora Handmade on Twitter

Jenni
carlisleclanconversation@hotmail.com

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Following Knitty Bitties on Twitter

Jenni
carlisleclanconversation@hotmail.com

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Tweeted the giveaway

Jenni
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MaddyMaze Studio said...

The ipad/kindle covers are so cute. I love the wallets, too!

Alison said...

I LOVEEEEE Knitty Bitties!!! I seriously love it! I just messenged her yesterday about making a custom order for me. Currently, I love her Halloween Bunting!

Crossing my fingers!!!!
Alison

maggiemoosmom.wordpress.com

alihol@hotmail.com

Ty Bebe said...

Hot August Nights camera strap is my fav!!
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Life with the Lebedas said...

I'd choose the hello pinaforbag or gathered ruffled clutch. Super cute!

jennifer.lebeda@yahoo.com

Jackie. said...

i love the camera straps!! i love everything in her shop!! jmls09@aol.com

Jackie. said...

im following allora handmade! jmls09@aol.com

Jackie. said...

im following knittiebitties! jmls09@aol.com

Jackie. said...

following allora handmade on twitter! jmls09@aol.com

Jackie. said...

im following knittiebitties on twitter! jmls09@aol.com

Ashley said...

Totally love the Oh Snap mini wallets!
AND, you've both been followed on Twitter, my favorite new Follow Friday adds! I'll be following your blog too!

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Mrs. H said...

The happy little list taker is so cute! However, I might just have to pick a camera strap (like, Hello Sunshine in particular :)
inquicksand (at) gmail.com

Melissa_Rae said...

I love the mini wallet and the camera strap cover. :) Such cute stuff.

Mormishmom said...

I love the oh snap mini wallets. Darling!

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Melissa_Rae said...

I follow you on Twitter. :)

Mrs. H said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/hmommy/status/26092385926

Mormishmom said...

I follow your blog.

mormishmom at gmail dot com

Melissa_Rae said...

I follow Knitty Bitty on twitter. :)

Mormishmom said...

I follow Knitty Bitties blog.

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Mormishmom said...

I follow you on Twitter.

mormishmom at gmail dot com

Melissa_Rae said...

Tweeted!

Mormishmom said...

I follow Knitty Bitties on Twitter.

mormishmom at gmail dot com

Mrs. H said...

Separate entry for this? I now follow the both of you on Twitter. :)

Life with the Lebedas said...

I'm follow your blog

jennifer.lebeda@yahoo.com

{april kennedy} said...

I love her Oh Snap mini wallets...and not just because Oh Snap is so fun to say. Her blog/shop is so darling. A girl after my own fabric heart!!

craftattacks said...

love the hello sunshine camera strap slipcover!

{april kennedy} said...

I follow your blog.

davenapril at aol dot com

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

O my word, I LOVE her wallets! My favorite would either be this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57600790/oh-snap-mini-wallet-ready-to-ship?ref=v1_other_2
or this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/57600774/oh-snap-mini-wallet-ready-to-ship
And I can't believe they're only $8!

MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

{april kennedy} said...

I follow you on twitter...and really hope to finally meet you and Mique one of these days real soon!

The Montes' said...

I follow you!!!

Mom said...

I would totally love one of her camera strap cover! August nights or fall leaves.

{april kennedy} said...

I'm following Knitty Bitties now too!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I'm finally following you via GFC :]
MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

Mom said...

I also follow allorahandmade on Twitter mom-nom@hotmail.com

Mom said...

I follow Knitty Bitties on Twitter too! mom-nom@hotmail.com

craftattacks said...

I'm now an allora handmade follower! hi!
lisa@goodknits.com

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I follow both your twitters and I tweeted [@mandyscorner]
MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

So happy to find this lovely shop! :]

The Montes' said...

I follow Knitty Bitties! Love this giveaway! :-)

everyday inspirations said...

OK - first off, LOVE your header! That frame! Wowsas!

My fav Knitty Bitties is:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/57600772/ruffled-happy-little-list-taker-ready-to

Thanks for the chance!

everyday inspirations said...

I follow Alora Handmade!!!

LOVE her stuff - so pretty!

everyday inspirations said...

I also follow Knitty Bitties!!! Love her color combos!!!

Thanks for the chance :)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

I'm a follower!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

I like Happy Little Camera Strap Slip Cover Hot August Nights super cute!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

I follow you on twitter!