Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Girly Girl Giveaway Sponsor #3: littlepearlquilts

Remember my earlier post with the adorable bunnies from littlepearlquilts? It was my very first seller feature :) Well, Jessa decided shortly thereafter to donate an item from her shop for the Girly Girl Giveaway, isn't that sweet?! One luck winner will be receiving this handcrafted pocket crinkle toy:

Pocket Crinkle Toy - Pink and Yellow
Buy it here
I am very grateful to Jessa for introducing me to the Etsymom team. I've already met a few great people who have agreed to sponsor future giveaways and reviews through this great group. Jessa and I are both participating in the Etsymom team Christmas in July sale. When you spend $30 in littlepearlquilts you'll receive one of the crinkle toys free! I don't know if you noticed, but I'm a big fan of free :)

I could easily spend $30 in Jessa's shop on these alone:

Custom Handmade Play Food Set
Buy it here
I love it that she includes fish, eggplant and heirloom tomatoes in her play food set (I'm a dietitian so I love to see healthy play food rather than the typical bacon and pancakes).

I also love this little guy, so much personality in such a simple couple of stitches:

Green Jellyfish - Soft Cotton Baby Toy
Buy it here

Jessa has also made items with Mommies in mind, like these lovely lavendar pillows:

Buy it here

It has been a blessing to get to know Jessa

Q: Where did you learn your craft?
A: My grandmother did a few embroidery projects with me when I was very little, but I'm mostly self-taught.  All of the quilting I've learned through trial-and-error - which is great - but some days the "error" part can be really frustrating!

Q: What do you do when sales are slow in your shop?
A: I usually use the extra time to get my supplies and sewing space back under control.  It gives me a chance to go through my fabric stash and plan new projects.

Q: How do you balance work and home life/real job?
A:  I stay home to care for my toddler and for my mom, who has early-onset Alzheimer's disease - so my days are pretty full.  I do a lot of my sewing at night, and don't get as much sleep as I'd like (who does?)  My little one is just starting to play happily (and safely!) on his own, so I have been getting a little more time during daylight hours.

Q: How do you define success?
A: I feel pretty successful.  I've gotten wonderful, glowing feedback from my customers, which makes me really happy.  And I've been making enough money to buy all the pretty fabric I love - supporting that habit was my original sales goal.

Q: What has been your biggest success so far?
A:  I love the new baby quilts I've been making, like this one:   And I love that they've been selling so quickly, because it means I get to make more!

Q: What is the last thing you bought on Etsy?
A: I bought this sweet little kit as a birthday gift for my best friend - I can't wait for her to get it!

littlepearlquilts has my longest running coupon code. Use MODERNFREE at checkout to receive free shipping on any purchase.

Thank you Jessa, for taking the time to make something really special for this giveaway and giving us the opportunity to get to know you! I hope we will be working together for years to come!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the lovely feature, Melanie! And best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!