Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Win...A Fabric Bead Necklace Kit From Whimrose!

If you've been following along, you've seen that I've been doing a Creative Christmas series over on Today's Mama (currently in the series are Ornaments and Stocking Stuffers).  Besides finding lots of great crafts to make for Christmas, I've been able to meet some great crafters.  One of those is Kathy of Froogal.  Kathy is also the creative brains behind Whimrose Projects, (also on Etsy) that sells fabric, necklaces, fabric bead necklace kits, and wedding invitations.  Well, guess what?  Kathy has so generously offered a giveaway to you!  Read on for more details!

I asked Kathy how she got inspired to start selling fabric bead kits.  She said...

 whimrose etsy

For as long as I can remember my hands have been busy making something. I have had many creative ventures most of which involve stitching, knitting and textiles.  I love ideas and I crave a challenge.  I am one of those (sometimes annoying) people that says "I can do that."  Inspiration sits on my shoulder.  My ventures are not always successful but they always lead me to another creative idea.

I spotted The Liberty of London fabric bead necklace in a fashion magazine.  It was part of the Louis Vuitton Spring Collection for 2007 retailing for $600.  The necklace appealed to me on so many levels.  I am a quilter and love mixing prints.  Liberty of London prints were already in my fabric stash.  A quick trip to the craft store where I purchased a bag of wood beads and a spool of ribbon and I was in business.

The blog post where I introduced this necklace is the single most commented post on my blog that I have written even now 3 years later.  Liberty of London fabric is expensive and not easy to find and because it takes only a small 2X3.5 inch piece to make a bead it would be a big investment to put together 11 different prints for one necklace.  I mentioned that I might offer kits for sale in my etsy shop in one of my posts.  When I got a positive response I decided to give it a go.  The kit is now my best selling item, second only to the actual necklace that I also sell to those less crafty customers.


I must say, Liberty of London has been good to me!


Kathy's Blog, Froogal, is about...



froogal blog

My blog is about creative inspiration and projects. I write about my personal learning experience, it may involve teaching myself a new technique like needlepoint or canning tomatoes, piecing a quilt, combining 2 patterns to personalize a sweater I am knitting, or researching an antique with an interesting history.  It is my personal scrapbook of inspiration, ideas and information. Froogal brings together all of my passions, the things that define me and bring quality to my journey through life.  My hope is to inspire others along the way.

What You Can Win

When I saw her fabric bead necklace, I was so inspired to make some for Christmas!  They are just lovely!  One reader will either win their choice of Liberty of London imported Tana Lawn fine cotton fabric packet featuring 5 fat eighths (5 different prints measuring 9X18" each) in various floral patterns perfect for small sewing projects, patchwork quilting, or crafts like the fabric covered bead necklace OR a DIY kit to make a lovely ribbon and floral print necklace using a special selection of Liberty of London fabrics, wood beads, and ribbon.


fabric bead kit

Kit includes:

13 different Liberty of London fabrics pre-cut and ready for assembly
13 1" round wood beads
2 yards double face satin ribbon
1 stainless steel large eye needle for threading ribbon
glue stick
complete easy to follow instructions/no skills required

 How To Enter

This giveaway is open worldwide!  Check out all the ways you can enter!

1st Entry Visit Whimrose and come back leaving a comment with your favorite item from her shop.

You can gain additional entries by...

1 Extra Entry Blogging, facebooking, or tweeting about this giveaway!  Be sure to tag your tweet with @jenprice77 and come back here leaving a comment that you did!

1 Additional Entry Become a follower of Kathy's blog, Froogal.

1 Additional Entry Become a follower of this blog!  If you're already a follower, please leave an additional comment that you are already a follower!

Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each action.  Giveaway ends November 16th at 9 PM Central time where random number generator might choose YOU!

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26 comments :

MaryAnne said...

I like this vintage fabric:

http://www.whimroseprojects.bigcartel.com/product/vintage-leaf-print-grey-orange-green-print-cotton-fabric

MaryAnne said...

And I follow you :)

le Méli Mélo de Val said...

I love the necklace kit, by the way I already purchased one.

le Méli Mélo de Val said...

I am following you.

le Méli Mélo de Val said...

I am also following Froogal blog.

Val said...

the vintage pincushion kit is darling!

Val said...

I am a follower:)

The Herd said...

I like the wedding invites with the different ribbon...I am going to try and go Christmas shopping soon in your shop:)

girlevolving.com said...

Those little stork scissors are SO cute. I don't know what I'd do with them, but I just want to hold them and put them on display! :)

girlevolving.com said...

I'm a follower!

blissful_e said...

Vintage pincushion kits! What a great idea!! I have been wanting to get one, but felt like it was all wrong buying a new one. Somehow a pincushion has to have some history and/or love behind it. What a great idea to make one from vintage fabrics!! :)

blissful_e said...

I'm a loyal follower of your fantastic blog, Jen!

blissful_e said...

And I just started following Froo*gal as well. :)

Marie-Eve said...

Thanks for letting me know I almost miss this amazing giveaway. Here's what I love best

http://www.whimroseprojects.bigcartel.com/product/liberty-of-london-fabric-bead-necklace-kit

Marie-Eve said...

I'm also a follower of Froogal

Marie-Eve said...

And a follower of your blog

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Thank you for this giveaway and letting me know about it. :o) I love the antique German wood needlecase barrel :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I've been a follower of yours :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
I love all the vintage fabrics too!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I also just became #78 follower of Kathy's :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Now I really have to get going to work :o)

junglewife said...

Okay, let's try this again, before I forget! Whimrose's shop is adorable! I can always use more fabric, so the favorite thing I'd choose from her shop is the paisley fabric, but the darning eggs are awfully cute, too!

junglewife said...

I THINK I'm a follower of your blog! I subscribe to your feed, in any case! And read it every time you post :-)

junglewife said...

I posted on Facebook about your giveaway!

Joanna said...

I like both the liberty of london fabric kits. Glad to come across your blog. We have friends in SA who went to seminary with us!

Mozi Esme said...

I like the Vintage Fabric Pin Cushion Kit #4. And I love the necklace kit you've featured here! I'm one of those folks who needs my crafts all packaged together - I'm not creative on my own... :)

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Hey I want to win one of those kits! That's really cool! Have you read the book, "The Gentle Art of Domesticity" I know you would like it. My favorite thing from that website is actually the antique german wood needlecase barrel. Or maybe that too-cute acorn.

from Deborah
kerr@kconline.com

P.S. Sarah Desalvo wrote about this and that's how I found it. Make sure you give her her extra entry for it. :)

Steve & Karen said...

Totally digging the Vintage Tell German Stork Embroidery Scissors!
-karen

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