Sunday, August 14, 2011

Meet the Artist & Giveaway: Ladesigns2

That's right ANOTHER giveaway!
This time I've teamed up with Lee Anne over at Ladesigns2
who's been kind enough to offer up a $15 Gift Certificate to her shop!

Oh my, whatever shall you spend it on....
You've definitely got to try her organizer baskets.
And, of course, you've got to get ready for Halloween!

I can think of a million things I could do with these, and Lee Anne has just about that many to pick from!
For starters, you could use one for trick or treating, whether you are dishing it out or taking it!
Lee Anne inspired me to get ready for Halloween, prompting my newest mini notebooks! 
They would look great in these baskets :)

Custom Boutique Halloween Trick or Treat Basket retro look planes
Buy it here

In case you couldn't tell, I'm a sucker for retro fabric, but Lee Anne has many to choose from.
She uses bright, cheerful fabrics to cover both the outside and inside making each basket double the fun!

Lee Anne sent me a basket to try out, isn't that sweet? I REALLY love it!
 I put my paper crafting stuff in mine:



I thought about listing all of the stuff I could fit in it, but that would take all day!
These baskets are the perfect size for keeping like-things together. 
I'm not just saying this to be nice, these really are the ideal size. 

I can see this next one in our living room, full of figurines and little trinkets, 
or in my daughters room full of art supplies:

Fabric Organizer Basket Bin Reversible hedgehogs hearts
Buy it here
I could seriously go on and on about the baskets, 
but Lee Anne's got some other cute stuff you've got to see! 
Like these adorable pin cushions:

Boutique Pin Cushion Flower
Buy it here
And these fun little clutch totes:

SALE SALE SALE Wristlet Clutch tote Nicey Jane fabrics
Buy it here
You really should head over and see for yourself the great selection at Ladesigns2. 

In the mean time, let's see what Lee Anne had to say about herself and her wares:

Q: Tell me a little about yourself and how you got started. 
A: My name is Lee Anne Green, the designer behind Ladesigns2! I live with my wonderful hubby, 2 children and one spoiled dog in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. I am a teacher and LOVE to sew in my spare time! After I had kids I quit teaching full time for a while to stay home with them. Sewing was a way to earn a little extra money! 

I started out on Ebay making those placemat purses years ago, remember those? Now I make all kinds of fabric organizer baskets for the home, Easter and Halloween baskets, bags, purses, key fobs and even the occasional dog collar and leash! Pincushions are my current favorite to make!

Q: How did you learn to sew?
A: I grew up watching my mother sew for me and my brother, so it just came naturally and when I had kids I did the same! Fabric was her passion too!

Q: Your bins seem to be the best sellers. How did these come to be?
A: I needed some storage for my sewing room and kids room and just decided to make some totes without handles. The baskets have evolved from there!


Q: How would you define your style? How does this reflect in your shop?
A: My style is SAHM style, I think. I try to give people things that I would use myself and for my kids!


Q: If you were to sew yourself something today, what would it be?
A: Probably a tote, I am always in need of a new purse! Aren’t we all!


Q: Who inspires you?
A: The boutique groups I have been in have had some wonderful gals who have been a huge inspiration thru the years! 


Q: What do you like to "window shop" for on Etsy?
A: Well, I absolutely adore Waldorf dolls and so wish I could make them! I love to look at them on FB and Etsy! One of my fav shops is Woolhalla. She is amazing! I just drool every time I look at her shop!


Q: Are you a member of any Etsy teams?
A: Yes, Etsykids Team, Etsymoms Team and Sugar3 Team.


Q: What's the best advice about your shop/items you've received?
A: Facebook has been a blessing to sales. A friend suggested it to me. Since it is where everyone is now days, I suggest anyone who wants to gain fans, promote on FB often! I do a lot of giveaways there, too!


Q: Have your items/shop received any special attention or achieved any milestones?
A: I have been featured in a lot of treasuries on Etsy. I just passed 300 fans on Facebook which seems unbelievable to me!

Well Lee Anne, I can certainly see why! Your stuff is AMAZING!

Okay ladies, are you ready to find out how to win that gift certificate? Here goes...


How to Enter the Giveaway:
1. Follow this blog
and leave a comment here saying you did.


2. "Like" Ladesigns on Facebook
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.

3. Visit Ladesigns2 on Etsy and leave a separate comment here about your favorite item.


Fine Print:

Only 3 entries per household please
1 winner will be chosen August 24th at midnight PST

Winner will be chosen by random.org
Entries will be validated
Winner will be announced here
Winner will have 3 days to contact me, 
after which a new winner will be chosen
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter 

50 comments:

  1. I follow your blog!
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  2. I like Ladesigns on FB!
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  3. Love the reversible owl tote from her etsy shop!
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  4. Already following your blog. Those are cute totes!

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  5. I follow your blog!
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  6. I think all the patterns are great, I'm loving the elephants and polka dot bins though!
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  7. I follow this blog.

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  8. I like Ladesigns on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

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  9. I love the Fabric Organizer Basket Bin Reversible hedgehogs hearts.

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  10. I like Ladesigns on Facebook (Kimberly Fine Wright)
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  11. I follow your blog
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  12. I love the Custom Boutique Halloween Trick or Treat Basket Candy Corn!
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  13. I followed your blog gertiesgifts at gmail dot com

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  14. Liked ladesigns2 on Facebook. gertiesgifts at gmail dot com

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  15. My favorite item is the wristlet! gertiesgifts at gmail com

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  16. I follow this blog as Debbie (CrippleHorse)

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  17. I like Ladesigns2 on Facebook, as Despina Vnt



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  18. My favourite item was the Fabric Organizer Basket Bin Reversible Paris -LOVE IT!!

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  19. I like you on facebook - Tonya Stevens (I'm set to private so I'm not sure if you can tell.)

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  20. My favorite item in the store is the basket with the Owls - my daughter is obsessed with owls and would be thrilled with this! Everything is adorable!

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  21. I follow You with GFC!
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  22. I like the Dr. Seuss Basket!
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  23. I liked Ladesigns on Facebook(Tami Vollenweider)
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  24. Yea! Found you & 'liked' you on FB from my Woolhalla page! Thank you for the mention above, I am so honoured!! You have so many beautiful items... how can anyone choose?? The Fabric Organizer Baskets and Pincushions are DIVINE!!! Natalie

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  25. I liked ladesigns on facebook! Melinda Ann

    melinda.ann.greene@gmail.com

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  26. I love the Cat in the Hat bin. I need something to organize my daughter when she gets home from school and that might do the trick!

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  27. > followed this blog via Gfc =)

    lovely panier =)

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  28. > liked the Fb page as : Architekt chica!

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  29. > i love the :

    Fabric Organizer Basket Bin Reversible Black White Damask

    Thanks =)

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  30. I like you on fb.....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  31. Wow...I'm in love with your Custom Boutique Halloween Haunted Mansion Trick or Treat basket...cute...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  32. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45976985/sale-sale-sale-wristlet-clutch-tote
    Hearted this great wristlet as jhbalvin. It's so feminine and cute.
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  33. gfc follower
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  34. gustosa giveaways like Ladesigns2 on fb
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  35. i like the Fabric Organizer Basket Bin H Kitty

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  36. follower of this blog via gfc:

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  37. Liked Ladesigns on Facebook
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  38. like this item on her shop
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79272353/halloween-trick-or-treat-basket-candy

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  39. this giveaway is simply amazing!!!!!!
    i already follow this blog:)

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  40. with all my heart i adore Fabric Organizer Basket Bin Reversible elephants
    it's sooo cute
    love love love it!!!

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  41. blog follower belensmama at gmail dot com

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  42. follow on fb belensmama at gmail dot com

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  43. love the dr suess pre-school backpack belensmama at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow this blog.

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  45. I love the Fabric Organizer Basket Bin Reversibly pretty.

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  46. This giveaway is now closed! Stay tuned for the winner. In the mean time check out the other giveaways by clicking on the link above!

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