Dear readers, you are in for a treat with this giveaway! Why, you ask? There will be TWO winners! Read through the feature of this lovely Etsy shop and find out how to win! Today I am featuring Designs By Jamie.
Jamie is a stay at home mom who loves to sew. "I'm addicted to fabric and have so much fun working with different fabric combinations to create unique handbags and accessories" she says about her shop. She also designs purses for purse parties in her area! She got started about 4 years ago. She dreamed of having a booth selling SOMETHING at a craft show and decided on purses. She had been making them for friends and after getting a good response, she decided it was right for her. At her first craft show, she sold almost EVERYTHING and decided this was worth pursuing.
Her favorite item in her shop is this Angie Bag. She loves it because it "is made up in yummy Fall colored fabrics of brown, pink and orange."
Jamie's advice for new Etsy shops is this: "Be patient, sales will come. Keep creating and listing items as often as you can. Keep your items at the top of the categories by renewing your listings. Create a blog, twitter account and facebook page as a way to advertise your creations. Encourage and promote others etsy sellers on these pages and that often leads to new sales for you as well."
One of Jamie's favorite Etsy shops is Janesapron. "She makes great items like notecards and clipboards using vintage sewing patterns. I believe I found out about Janesapron through another blog."
When not on Etsy, Jamie likes to hang out with her family and go to coffee with her girlfriends. She is addicted to blogs and loves seeing what people are up to and their crafty inspirations. She says she is "really lucky to be able to stay home with my kids, and own my own business doing something that I love."
You can find DesignsByJamie on any of these sites:
A look into DesignsByJamie:
One winner can choose any scrabble tile pendant available in DesignsByJamie's Etsy store and the other winner can choose from any key fob.
Ways to enter:
-Follow this blog and leave a comment on this post saying so
-Follow DesignsByJamie's blog and comment on this post saying so
-Become a fan of DesignsByJamie on facebook and comment on this post saying so
-Visit DesignsByJamie and comment back with your favorite item
-Blog, tweet, or promote this giveaway in the forums or on facebook & comment with a link
For 5 bonus points, purchase anything from DesignsByJamie's shop and comment here with a link to the purchased item.
Contest is open until Saturday, December 5, 2009. Two winners will be selected!