Friday, November 13, 2009

CLOSED: Fab Friday Giveaway: Homegoods for the Holidays!


This week I am so excited to announce that THREE wonderful Etsy women are participating in our Fab Friday Giveaway. That means that one lucky winner will win THREE Etsy prizes! Yay!

The prizes will be coming from:

H & J Star Creations



Let me introduce you to these generous ladies and then we'll move on to their awesome giveaways!

First up is Judy from H & J Star Creations. Judy is a mom to two teenagers and one golden retriever. In all her "spare time" between being a Work-at-home-mom, Judy works part time at a social service non-profit.

She started Etsy as a way to use my fabric stash, but then discovered how much she like fabric, and just couldn't stop buying or making! (I definitely know how addictive that can be which is why I don't shop :) But, thankfully, Judy didn't stop because now we can all buy her fabulous creations on her Etsy store H & J Star Creations.

Everything she sells is incredibly beautiful AND affordable, especially considering how much time and effort each piece takes. Check out a few of my favorite items in H & J Star Creations

This Messenger Bag rocks! It is only $28 and spacious enough to carry all your daily needs
These Pretty-in-Pink keyfobs are only $6 each and 15% of that goes toward Breast Cancer Research!

and i LOVE this cosmetic bag that can also double as a wallet or handy holder for miscellaneous goodies in your purse. For $7.50 that is a STEAL!

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Up next is Custom Designs by Nancy. Nancy started her Etsy store much like many other people--by making her items for friends and family. She was, unfortunately, laid off from her job in January 2009 but her cousin-in-law had the perfect suggestion--that she start selling her wares on etsy. Custom Designs by Nancy has 8 sales so far but with over 30 items for sale she is sure to quickly boost that number!

You can also find Nancy on her blog, My Heart and Mind.

Nancy likes to be creative and let the fabric speak to her about what it wants to be - a tablecloth, an apron, a comfroter, a pillow, etc.--the options are endless!

The following are Nancy's current top sellers!

Aprons (only $10!): well made and sooo afordable! Perfect gifts!

catnip pillows ($.025 or 5/$1!): awesome for the cat lover in your life--and you can't beat her incredibly low price!

and lavendar sachets ($2.50): perfect for stocking stuffers or just buying for yourself to keep your drawers smelling divine!

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Finally, we have Heather from the TableScapes Company. Heather is another Work-at-home-Mommy to a a young toddler that keeps her very busy when she is not making napkins. In fact, she had hoped to start making tablecloths and table runners by now, but knows she'll get there one day!

Heather first heard about Etsy after reading about it in a magazine--she was completely impressed with the idea of a site that only sold handmade items. Heather had already been making napkins for a year when she decided to join Etsy. She loves creating napkins; her favorite ones that she has made are the horses pattern napkin because of the colors and the contrasting sides.

Here are some of my favorites:

Gorgeous light blue + brown formal dinner napkins (large enough for making into cool napkin designs)

The most adorable camping napkins designed to fit in your child's lunchbox ($10 for 10)!

Reindeer Napkins--perfect for entertaining this winter!

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Phew! Did you get through all of that? Good! Because here comes the giveaway!
One lucky winner* will win:


YAY!

*the winner must have a USA or Canadian mailing address as we cannot ship internationally. Sorry!


WINNER:

Tj and Amy said... 14

from h and j I love the Pumpkin Dots Boxy Pouch Set.



Congratulations, Amy!

149 people think...:

teena said...

I just LOVE the red toile apron from custom designs 4 u by nan!

teena said...

Following on Twitter & I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/RustyNoggin/statuses/5684629111

teena said...

I also love the Black Magic Market/Tote Eco-Friendly Bag from H & J Star Creations

teena said...

I like the Cloth Napkins, 2 in a Set, Contemporary Design with Teal and Brown from TableScapes Company

teena said...

I favorited Custom Designs by Nancy

teena said...

Favorited H & J Star Creations on etsy

teena said...

I follow Monkeys on the Bed :)

Natalie said...

I LOVE the totes and the approns way much :)

Natalie said...

I am a follower of your blog. For reals :)

Natalie said...

I am a subscriber of your blog :)

Natalie said...

http://twitter.com/thentherewere3/status/5686752466

Stephanie and Matt said...

I love the Cafe Latte Pleated Clutch by H&J.
-Steph

Stephanie and Matt said...

I am a public follower!

Tj and Amy said...

from h and j I love the Pumpkin Dots Boxy Pouch Set. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

I follow u. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

I love the BLUE TOILE APRON and custome designs by nancy. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

email subscriber. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

email subscriber. 2. amypugmire@live.com

Kathy said...

Perused Custom Designs by Nancy... I love the lavendar sachets but you already told us about those:) I ALSO want the lovers potholder.

Pruiksma's Progress said...

I just love your blog it is soo fun and full of ideas!!

I checked out the sites and one of my favorites is the Starry Dots Tote bag from H and J Star Creations.

Thanks for doing these giveaways!
LeighAnn

Pruiksma's Progress said...

I follow your blog!

Pruiksma's Progress said...

I have two napkin favorites - the light blue and brown ones you posted on your site and the brown, green and blue coffee ones. What a great idea to make napkins - why didn't I think of that?

Pruiksma's Progress said...

The red toile apron is my favorite from custom designs

Pruiksma's Progress said...

okay I blogged - I hope I did it the way you were looking for it to be. Thanks!
www.pruiksmasprogress.blogspot.com

Thanks!
~LeighAnn

pippirose said...

My favourite is from Tablescapes...Cloth Napkins in Lunchbox Size in Assorted Flower Fabrics--Set of 10. Lovely!
:o)
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pippirose said...

From H&J StarCreations my fave is the Flower Sprite Pouch.

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pippirose said...

I hearted H&J Star Etsy shop.

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pippirose said...

From Custom Designs by Nancy, I love the FLORAL COMFORTER. Gorgeous!

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pippirose said...

I hearted Nancy's Etsy shop.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I hearted Tablescapes Etsy.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I'm a public follower.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I'm an email subscriber.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

#2 I'm an email subscriber.

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mean green mom said...

From h&j star my fave item is the Cafe Latte Pleated Clutch- so pretty.
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mean green mom said...

From Custom Designs by Nancy i love the BEES AND TOPIARIES PILLOW- this would be so pretty in out livingroom.
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mean green mom said...

from tablescapes- I love the set of Cloth Cotton Napkins- in Mod Blue Design with Yellow Backing.
thanks
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mean green mom said...

I follow your blog too :)

andrea v said...

Four Seasons Zippered Pouch from H&J

andrea v said...

BLUE FLORAL BEDSPREAD by creations by Nancy

andrea v said...

Cloth Napkins--Set of 4 Fall Floral Pattern from tablescapes

andrea v said...

email subscriber 1

andrea v said...

email subscriber 2

Jennifer Groves said...

I love the blue and yellow toile apron from Homemade by Nan!

Jennifer Groves said...

I also like the celestial zippered pouch at Star Creations by H&J!

Jennifer Groves said...

The Holly Leaf Pattern of cloth napkins at Cloth Napkins by Tablescape!

Jennifer Groves said...

I just signed up as a blog subscriber!

windycindy said...

Lovely shops! From the H & J Star Creations, I adore the Holiday Lane
Pieced Table Runner. Please enter my name in your delightful drawing.
Many thanks to you and the artists.
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

The Cloth Napkins ~ Coffee Print in Brown and Tan are my favorites from
Tablescapes Company!
Again, many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I adore the Floral Lap Comforter from the shop of Custom Designs by
Nancy. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I favored Custom Designs by Nancy!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Also, I favored the shop of H & J
Creations.
Merci, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I also added Tablescapes Etsy Shop to my favorites.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/5730423651.
Many thanks to you and the artists!
Cindi
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windycindy said...

I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.....
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Email subscriber.....
Thanks, Cindi
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Stephanie and Matt said...

I like Nancy's Chinese throw!
-Steph

Stephanie and Matt said...

I like the southwest swirl napkins on tablescape.

Desiree said...

at H & J, I like the carnival bloom cosmetics bag: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33875718

Desi
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http://weeshare.blogspot.com

Desiree said...

At Nancy's, I like the silk throw: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28041970

Desi
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http://weeshare.blogspot.com

Desiree said...

At tablescapes, I like the southwest paisly napkins

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Desi
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Desiree said...

added h and j to my etsy favorites- username drgdlg

Desi
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Desiree said...

added nacy to my etsy faves- I'm drgdlg at etsy

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Desiree said...

added tablescapes to my etsy faves- I am drgdlg

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Desiree said...

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Desiree said...

blog follower

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Desiree said...

email subscriber #1

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Desiree said...

email subscriber #2

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minishoes1 said...

My fav is the red apron from Nancy's. I really love aprons!Also, I like the lover's potholder from her shop. What a great giveaway and I am crossing my fingers amd toes. lol Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I am a new follower. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

# 1 email subscriber. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

#2 email subscriber. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

The plum blossom pouch is my fave from star creations. very pretty! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

From tablescrapes- I love the christmas napkins with the candy material. so pretty! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I like the christmas tree pattern napkins from Tablescapes.

Rachel said...

I love the holiday lane pieced tabble runner from H&J Star.

Rachel said...

Love the red toile apron at Designs by Nancy.

Paula said...

I love the black and white and red all over eyeglasses from H&J Star Creations.

pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

Paula said...

My favorite desgin by Custom Designs 4 U By Nan is the Chinese throw.

My favorite design by Tablescapes Company is the Christmas tree napkins with cream and gold backing.

pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

Lacey said...

i like the zippered pouch with the clear pocket from H and J.
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Wehaf said...

I like the Cloth Cotton Napkins--Set of 4 in Mod Blue Design with Yellow Backing from TableScapes.

urchiken at gmail dot com

With Child said...

I love the French country pillow by Designs by Nancy...

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With Child said...

I love H & J Star Creations' holiday pieced table runner...

elizabethglassturner@gmail.com

With Child said...

I love the Southwest paisley pattern napkins from Tablescape...

elizabethglassturner@gmail.com

Sheila said...

I love the Coffee Print in Brown and Tan Cloth Napkins from TableScrapes!

mim said...

from Star Creations by H & J
i really like the Preening Peacock Cosmetic Pouch!

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mim said...

i follow your blog!

mim said...

from HANDMADE BY NAN
i like the RED TOILE APRON
and also the BLUE AND YELLOW SILK EMBROIDERED BEDSPREAD though it's a bit out of my price range

mim said...

my fave is the Cloth Napkins--Set of 2 in a Red White Swirl Pattern with White Reverse
from Cloth Napkins by TableScapesCompany

Jessica said...

I love Hand J. Star's Fall Foilage Bag! The colors are beautiful!

Jessica said...

I love the Green Laura Ashley Toile tablecloth at the custom designs 4 u by nan shop!

Jessica said...

The Cloth Napkins Set -Southwest Paisley Pattern at Tablescapes is beautiful! I love the colors of the napkins! I would love to have 2 sets!

lanky said...

I love the set of 2 contemporary teal and brown cloth napkins!

lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bev's Blog said...

I love the apron! What a great way to show off my new body ofter losing 150 lbs. My husband would love it! Thanks for the give away!

Melissa said...

The Holiday Gift Card Pouches on H & J Star Creations are adorable!!

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Tami said...

from tablescapes i choose Cloth Napkins in a Brown, Green and Blue Coffee Cup Print.

Tami said...

from h and j i pick the
Sweet and Sassy Sling Style Market Bag- i love the colors!

Tami said...

from custom designs i pick the
BLUE TOILE APRON

Tami said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/agodlyhomemaker/status/5874410643

JJ said...

I love the BLUE TOILE APRON made by Nan!

JJ said...

The Pumpkin Patch Pleated Tote Bag by H and J Star Creations is super cute!

JJ said...

I love the reindeer and polka dot napkins from Table Scapes Company!

dotted lines said...

I love the napkins with the camping motif - so cute!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32776116

kmp8 at sfu dot ca

dotted lines said...

This silk bedspread is just divine!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24643915

kmp8 at sfu dot ca

dotted lines said...

I really like the colours on the Manzanita Wristlet, and it looks like the perfect size to carry essentials.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33681590

kmp8 at sfu dot ca

kk said...

I like the Chocolate and Gold Wine Sacks from Star Creations by H & J. Thanks!

Lisa said...

love the cloth napkins!!

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nynekats said...

Cloth Napkins in a Brown, Green and Blue Coffee Cup Print is my favorite on TableScapesCompany.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

nynekats said...

Fav at H & J Star Creations is Pink Resort Palm Tote Bag.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

nynekats said...

Fav at Custom Designs by Nancy is the BEES PILLOW.
Scott
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nynekats said...

Added Custom Designs by Nancy to my favs under RePurrPussed.
Scott
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nynekats said...

Added H & J Star Creations to my favs under RePurrPussed.
Scott
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nynekats said...

Added TableScapes Company to my favs under RePurrPussed.
Scott
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nynekats said...

following your blog
Scott
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one4earth said...

I love the Saffron Leaves Tote Bag on Star Creations by H & J.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

one4earth said...

Love the Catnip Pillows on Custom Designs by Nancy.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

one4earth said...

Cloth Napkins Set of 2 Southwest Paisley Pattern is my favorite on TableScapes.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

one4earth said...

I faved H & J Star Creations under FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

one4earth said...

I faved Custom Designs by Nancy under FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

one4earth said...

I faved TableScapes Company under FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

one4earth said...

I follow your blog.
Angie
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chani said...
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chani said...

I follow

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chani said...

I love the black toile half apron at designs by nancy

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chani said...

I also love the lichen and linen pouch at h & j star creations.

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chani said...

I subscribe

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chani said...

Subscribe

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chani said...

The teal & brown contemporary napkins are my favorite at tablescapes.

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Saving in Style said...

What a great giveaway!! I'm loving the brown, green and blue coffee cup print napkins from Table Scapes - too cute!!

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

Desiree said...

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heidi jo said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33717046

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28481242

- Marybeth I. said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33717046

Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29157321
dahlia pillow by custom designs by Nancy-gorgeous

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Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5

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Julie said...

# 1 email subscriber


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Julie said...

# 2 email subscriber


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Julie said...

I hearted Star Creations by H J

as 321Gem

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Julie said...

I hearted Custom Deigns by Nancy as

321Gem

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Julie said...

I hearted Tablescapes Company as

321Gem

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Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29157321
Marine Stripe tote Bag H & J Star Creations.

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Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28044116
Cloth Napkins with Reindeer and Snow
pattern

from TableScape

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- Marybeth I. said...

http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/5921971099

right now twitter is blocking me from following new people. If you follow me I will follow back when it is working again.

Shannon said...

I think the lovers potholder on Custom Designs by Nancy is awesome!

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Shannon said...

I love the "Soleil Pleated Oversize Clutch" on H & J Star Creations!

moreysh1(at)msu.edu

Shannon said...

I think the mod blue design napkins at TableScapes Company are really beautiful.

moreysh1(at)msu.edu

Linda K said...

I like the country fair messenger bag at H and j star creations

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Lori said...

I love the Southwest Paisley pattern napkins at Tablescapes
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Lori said...

I love the look of the Holiday Lane Pieced Runner.
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Lori said...

The Gold Silk Throw at Custom Designs for Nancy is beautiful.
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sibabe64 said...

These double layer cloth napkins feature a winter blue background with swirling snow, snowmen, Santa Claus and reindeer. from TABLESCAPES