Etsy Interview & Giveaway with feltgirl

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

(Psst... don't forget to enter the ad space giveaway from Etsy Interviews!)

I am in LOVE with bright, bold color! And one of my favorite craft supplies to work with as of late is FELT. So I am IN LOVE with fun Etsy shop, feltgirl! Let's learn more...

Etsy Shop: feltgirl
Other Etsy Shop: V for Violet
Blog: V for Violet


Tell us a bit about yourself, feltgirl.
I work from home in my little sewing studio and love every aspect of my job. I love sewing, knitting and have just learned to crochet which it becoming a little bit of an obsession. I am also obsessed by buttons, and fabric and have quite a collection of both!

I am a big fan of the handmade ethic that is big at the moment. It's great that sewing and knitting is having a resurgence of popularity. I love handmade stuff and appreciate the time and effort that has gone into producing it.

I have 4 children who are all now at school during the day which gives me time to sew.

I drink lots of tea and eat far too many biscuits.


What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
patient
creative

ambitious

optimistic

enthusiastic


Tell us a bit about your Etsy shop.
I set up Feltgirl in 2009 when I had become exasperated in wanting lovely felt and buttons for my sewing and I couldn't find any. I had the dream of creating a little shop where you could find gorgeous coloured felt, beautiful different buttons - polka dots and stripes and delicious bright ribbons all in the same place. I have now expanded to include other stuff such as ric rac and pom pom trims. I put everything in the shop that I would love to find there.

My aim for the shop is continue to be successful and expand the range even more, I am always on the look out for gorgeous supplies.


What 5 words would you use to describe your shop?
colourful
exciting

inspiring

happy

fun


(Can be found here at feltgirl's sister shop, V for Violet!)

Give your 5 favorite websites.
Attic24
Anna Maria
Lil Sonny Sky
loobylu
Cupcakes and Biscuits

Give your 5 favorite Etsy shops.
syko
Moaning Minnie
Gaia Conceptions
Lisa Stubbs
summersville


What advice would you give other Etsy sellers?
I would say give it a go - promote yourself, get out there and let people know you are there. Having a blog is also a good idea, it's nice to get a bit of background on the seller, see how they create, makes it more personal.


GIVEAWAY!
feltgirl is so kind to offer...
**Full 71 Colour Pack of Mini Felt Squares
**
Thanks so much, feltgirl!

Here's how to enter:
Visit feltgirl or V for Violet and leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite item.

For more chances to win, leave a separate post for each of the following:
*Become a Follower of V for Violet.
*Become a Follower of EtsyInterviews.
*Subscribe to EtsyInterviews via RSS.
*Tweet about this giveaway (please leave link to tweet).
*Follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter.
*Become a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook.
*Share the giveaway on Facebook.
*Blog about the giveaway (please leave the link)
*Add EtsyInterviews to your blogroll.
*Submit to be Featured on EtsyInterviews, too!

The winner will be chosen via Random.org on Tuesday, March 2nd at 9PM EST. The winner will be emailed within 24 hours. Please make sure your email is in your profile or in the comment. GOOD LUCK!

254 comments:

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crzylady said...

I am already smart enough to follow V :) WOOT!

crzylady said...

Also smart enough to follow Etsy Interviews (Double WOOT)

crzylady said...

I fanned Binspired on Facebook too

crzylady said...

Does it count I already submitted an interview?

crzylady said...

Ah I'm on a roll.. here's my blog post
http://homegrown-insanity.blogspot.com/2010/02/oh-v-shes-doing-giveaway.html

....cupcakesandbiscuits said...

It's so hard to choose a favourite item from Feltgirl or V for Violet - I'll go with any 'spotty buttons' from the first and the gorgeous 'tulips in a vase fabric art' from the later.
I love both these shops and love the V for Violet blog too.
Talented lovely lady!! I'm all a dither my blog is in her top five!
Ali X

SheilaC said...

Love this pillow!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38188368

SheilaC

secret cake said...

Love the Retro pillow! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38183512

Thanks so much for the heads-up about these shops; and for the giveaway!

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Elsie said...

The Love Bird hearts, orange, red, turquoise, pink and gree...would be charming hanging in a mobile!..or decorating windows...or in my kitchen on a string!

Cute as can be!

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Jingle said...

My favorite item is the heart pinwheel!!!!

erin, maker of chimes said...

I'm in the planning stages of creating a nursery for our first child, so the ALL THE FUN OF THE FARMYARD PILLOW definitely caught my eye since we're thinking "tractors"

erin, maker of chimes said...

I follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter (@buffalogalssoap)

erin, maker of chimes said...

new follower of your blog

The Fam said...

The Grand Stack of Felt Squares - 71 colours would be my favorite!

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The Fam said...

I'm a V for Violet follower!

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The Fam said...

I'm an etsy interviews follower!

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The Fam said...

I follow @BInspiredMama! (@channynn).

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Izzy said...

I simply adore all the polka dots buttons! So cute!

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Izzy said...

I follow your blog!

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Margit Rosenaa said...

my nr 1: Cafetiere Coffee Cosy - Hot Floral with soft pink felt

And I already follow V

SewSweetStitches said...

My favorite is the Retro Flower Makeup Bag- that fabric is so cute!
Melissa

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SewSweetStitches said...

I already follow Krissy on twitter, ID SweetStitches
Melissa

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The Curious Pug said...

I'm a follower of Visforviolet!
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The Curious Pug said...

i'm already a fan of etsy interviews :)
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Shan said...

i love the polkadot buttons

Gabriella said...

The black polka dot coffee cozy is my favorite V is for Violet item. And I love the penguin buttons from Feltgirl.

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Sandy said...

The Grand Stack of felt would be my favorite item! I could make sooo many cute things such as flower pins, with the colorful felt!

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Sara said...

My favorite item is the 12 felt squares in greys.

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Sara said...

I follow V for Violet.
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Sara said...

I follow EtsyInterviews.

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squareby said...

Hm ... browsing, browsing - and I'm only supposed to choose one thing? I really like the Cafetiere Coffee Cosy, and of those prints, I like the chocolate polka dot!

helen said...

Great giveaway my fingers are crossed I'd love to win...I love the red polka dot buttons they are tooo cute. Thanks Helen

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Lilly said...

What a lovely shop! Those DARLING SPOTTY STAR BUTTONS are so cute!
Thanks for the chance.
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Lilly said...

subscriber via RSS
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Lilly said...

FB fan (Lilly Papers)
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Lilly said...

Etsy Interviews follower
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Naomi said...

I'm a V is for Violet follower!

Naomi said...

Oh how sweet are the little Penguin buttons! Love them!

Naomi said...

Facebook fan!

Naomi said...

I follow Etsy Interviews!

Naomi said...

Following on Twitter!

julia said...

I love the Retro Flower make-up cosmetics bag from V is for Violet, the little bit of rick rack really makes it. Thanks!

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Allison said...

I like the polka dotted buttons as well as the pile of various felt colours!
great giveaway!!!
allison.leman at gmail dot com

Beth Stone said...

I love the personalized bunting and packs of felt squares! THanks for the giveaway!

Beth Stone said...

I follow Etsy Interviews!

Ashley said...

It was hard to choose, but I love the coffee cosy in floral and hot pink. This would be great for my morning coffee on the go.

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amy said...

i love the felt colours, pretty! the buttons are cute too!

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AmandaSue said...

The patchwork pillow cushion is really pretty. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway!

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Abby C. said...

i am loving the ric-rack. i've always been too chicken to actually use the stuff though! lol

othersideofglass said...

the heart pinwheel is cute!

Abby C. said...

following you on google!

Abby C. said...

following BInspiredmama on twitter @cdnexpat08

J.E. said...

Oh my goodness, I could go crazy- this is the stuff I love to add to my crafts- I'm wild about buttons- so all those buttons; striped, polka dots, and the large ones... I love.

jmeelle@gmail.com

J.E. said...

I follow V for Violet!

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J.E. said...

I follow Etsy Interviews

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karaannisjewelry said...

I love felt! The Complete Rainbow Set of Mini Felt Squares - 71 colours
looks fabulous!

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karaannisjewelry said...

I follow this blog!

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Meagan @ecoMILF said...

I absolutely love her love girl hearts- adorable for mobiles! xo m.

JJ said...

I am dying over all her felt square packs! This giveaway is seriously making me drool...oh the things I could make!! Love the Cornish Harbor scene...

Sharon said...

The orange retro love bird is sweet on V for Violet.

Of course the grand stack of felts is amazing, and the little penquins are adorable on feltgirl!

Bunny B said...

I love the Cornish Harbour - original fabric art!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I'm a Follower of EtsyInterviews.

Bunny B said...

I subscribe to EtsyInterviews via RSS.

janil said...

I love the Cornish Harbour - original fabric art by: VforViolet.

A beautiful work!

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janil said...

I follow you!
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janil said...

I suscribe to you via Bloglines!
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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I love the Cafetiere Coffee Cosy - red floral in the V is for Violet store - such beautiful fabric!

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow EtsyInterviews via Google.

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter (dspdavey).

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jennifer57 said...

Grand Stack of Felt Squares is my favorite

jennifer57 said...

Follower of V for Violet

jennifer57 said...

Follower of EtsyInterviews.

jennifer57 said...

Follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter.

Abigail said...

I think V for Violet's patchwork cushion is adorable!
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Damaris said...

I cant decide wich colour of polka dots buttons is prettier, so i will cheat a little and say the "Small Spotty Dotty buttons - 20- colour choice" ;P
I have a soft spot for purple, but all colours are lovely and depending on what you are making you can choose just the right one.

AJ said...

I love the red polka dot buttons ( :

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mframe said...

I love the RED polka dot buttons.
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mframe said...

Follower of EtsyInterviews.
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mframe said...

Follower of V for Violet.
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mframe said...

Follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter.
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mframe said...

fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook.
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AlisonWonderland said...

The red polka dot buttons make me smile. Actually, most things polka dot do.

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Lisa said...

love the heart pinwheels! and the red polkadot buttons!!

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Splendid Things said...

great giveaway! love the bluebell gingham buttons! so pretty~ jeanette at splendidthings.etsy.com

Jennifer L. said...

I visited V for Violet and LOVE the Pink Floral Make up Bag. It's so pretty!
jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer L. said...

I'm following V for Violet on Google Friend.
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Linda said...

love the Heart Pinwheel pins! Thanks so much!

Linda said...

V for Violet follower!

Tracy said...

I LOVE felt so I have to say this is my favorite!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41157908

Oh, I see hundreds of projects made with this felt... I need to win! : )

tawny. said...

the grand stack of felt squares is definitely my fave thing :)!

Nadja said...

I kinda like this pillow (:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38188368

nouga@live.dk

Nadja said...

I follow V for Violet (:

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Nadja said...

I also follow EtsyInterviews!

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Nadja said...

I follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter :)

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Nadja said...

I'm also a fan on facebook (B.Inspired Vintage) 8D'

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Alexandra Mason said...

Hi i am a follower of V for violet, my favourite are the packs of felt! :)

Melody said...

I like the Lime Gingham Buttons.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

AngieHandmade said...

I love all that wool felt. I wish I could touch it.
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subscribed
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following etsy interviews
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following v is for violet
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lmurley2000 said...

i love the spotty dotty buttons
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suscriber to rss feed
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tweeted
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Shelby said...

My favorite item is VforViolet's patchwork pillow cushion

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Shelby said...

I follow Etsy Interviews!

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Shelby said...

I follow VforViolet!

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Mary said...

Those little love birds are too stinkin' cute!

Mel said...

Love the gingham buttons (in any color)!
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jakiesmom said...

i love the santa buttons
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Owly Byrd said...

Love the ladybird buttons!

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Following blog

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Felt Love Birds!

Carapace said...

Woohoo, I am SO happy to find a place where I can get REAL felt for my crafts, not the acrylic yuck!
I especially want that packet o' greens- that's most of what I've been looking for for a Project!

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Carapace said...

Following Etsy Interviews!

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Patricia said...

Amazing! Thanks!

My favourite item (just one of them) are the CANDY PINK gingham buttons!!!

Thanks!!!

Patricia

Patricia said...

I follow V for Violet

Thanks!!!

Patricia

Patricia said...

I follow Etsy Interviews

Thanks!

Patricia said...

I´m twitting

http://twitter.com/patacraft/status/9666259739

Thanks!

makeupper said...

I LOVE the candy pink gingham buttons! Too cute :D

momtoem said...

I like the LOVE-BIRD - orange retro from V for Violet.

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momtoem said...

Follower of V for Violet.

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momtoem said...

Follower of EtsyInterviews.

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momtoem said...

Subscribe to EtsyInterviews via RSS.

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momtoem said...

fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook (lena naef)

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le @ whoopwhoop said...

wow I just adore the big colour stacks of felt - so many ideas spring to mind :) thanks for this ... also the heart pins are so cute :) thanks le

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LittleRed said...

Love the big stacks of felt just on their own, they look so cozy:) And the little heart shaped birds are adorable too!

Atalaya said...

That chocolate polka dot coffee cozy is perfect!
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kisieltruskawkowy said...

I love Grand Stack of Felt Squares - 71 colours - it's so great to have them all :)

kisieltruskawkowy said...

I'm your follower :)

kisieltruskawkowy said...

I'm follower of V :)

Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
follower: Daya, muito prazer...
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i'm a follower

Daya, muito prazer... said...

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I'm a B.Inspired Vintage facebook fan

Daya, muito prazer... said...

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i really like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40438997

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I <3 the Retro Flower make-up cosmetics bag
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow V is for Violet
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow Etsy Interviews
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I subscribe to your blog via RSS feeds
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow B Inspired on Twitter
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You are on my blogroll
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/statuses/9685546162
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RR said...

I like the
Leaf PINWHEEL - 30 rainbow pins
.

Kate said...

I like the felt squares! So many crafty possibilities...

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

I follow your blogspot.

Danielle said...

I love all things pink and I really love the Pink Floral Makeup Bag.

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Danielle said...

I follow BInspiredMama on Twitter (The_Happy_Wife)

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jennifer young said...

follower! ;)
j.

jennifer young said...

follower of v is for violet!
j.

jennifer young said...

bliggity blogged!

http://iartu.blogspot.com/2010/02/humpday-giveaways_24.html

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jennifer young said...

you are now in my google reader!!!

jennifer young said...

twitter follower of binspiredmama!

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jennifer young said...

fb fan of b.inspired vintage!

phew! lots of entries! ;)
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TiLT said...

I like the Retor Geometric Pillow Cushio from V for Viloet (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38188368)

TiLT said...

I follow V for Violet's blog

TiLT said...

I subscribe to Etsy Interviews RSS feed

TiLT said...

I have Etsy Interviews badge on my blog...no blog roll to add it too...at http://tiltsgiveawayfinds.blogspot.com
...does that still count?

TiLT said...

I blogged the giveaway here:
http://tiltsgiveawayfinds.blogspot.com/2010/02/fridays-finds.html

JenniferB said...

I love the red polka dot buttons
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JenniferB said...

following v for violet's blog

JenniferB said...

I am a follower of etsy interviews

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following b inspired mama on twitter-jblanton41

ROSA said...

follower http://vforvioletblog.blogspot.com/

ROSA said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
i love http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41388900

ROSA said...

blogged:http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-candy-di-feltgirl.html

Shannon Moore said...

My favorite item from feltgirl is the Duchess Embroidery Thread - 72 skeins. I LOVE floss and this is such a wonderful deal :)

Shannon Moore said...

Just became a follower of Etsy Interviews!!!

Shannon Moore said...

Following B.Inspired Mamma!!!!!!!

Shannon Moore said...

Became a fan of B.Inspired Vintage!!!!!

♥ meninheira ♥ said...

I love the polka dot buttons!! (and the felt of course, I work with felt).

And Tulips in Vase - original fabric art, so beautiful :D

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♥ meninheira ♥ said...

I'm a follower of EtsyInterviews.

♥ meninheira ♥ said...

I blogged here: http://bloguerosconilusion.blogspot.com/2010/02/unos-sorteitos-para-hoy-d.html

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lil misses' mama said...

I like the 10 Felt Squares - Candy Colours!
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Debbie said...

The Grand Stack of Felt Squares is the best, of course! But, I also like the 48 CANDY STRIPED BUTTONS. Thanks for counting me in.

Debbie said...

I'm following V is for Violet.

Debbie said...

I'm following Etsy Interviews.

Debbie said...

I've got Etsy interviews in my Google reader.

AmbreRose said...

The colors in the LOVE-BIRD - pink roses is just to cute. Great color choices, ambrerose(!at)aol.com

AmbreRose said...

twitter follower, ambrerose(!at)aol.com

Lyuda said...

I like the 10 Felt Squares - Candy Colours and LOVE-BIRD - orange retro

Lyuda said...

I tweet
http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/9770296917

Cass said...

I love the felt squares and the polka dot buttons.

Cass said...

I follow V for Violet's blog.

lin3arossa said...

I love the LITTLE CHINA GIRL PILLOW CUSHION.
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lin3arossa said...

I follow V for Violet.
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lin3arossa said...

I follow Etsyinterviews.
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lin3arossa said...

I added Etsyinterviews (this giveaway) to my blogroll.
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sarah said...

i like the BLUEBELL polka dot buttons - pack of 60

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Cabootique said...

I like the Cafetiere Coffee Cosy - red floral.

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fashionfrugality said...

I love the black polka dot buttons - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41670245!
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fashionfrugality said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/9804295279
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Anonymous said...

Hello! I love yours woven! they are beautiful! unfortunately I do not understand very well l' English, but I would want to play also. I can? good fortune to all!

my email damadellespezie@gmail.com



Mandragora :)

kat+nina said...

love the rainbow cushion from
V for Violet
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kat+nina said...

now following vforviolet blog
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subscribed to rss feeds for esty interviews

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