Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's giveaway time!!!

I'm really excited about my new DIY Craft Kits and I would love to get your help with getting wider distribution and sales! I need your thoughts and suggestions on which stores in your area might be a good fit for me to contact about carrying my kits.

As a thank you for your ideas, I'll draw the names of 2 lucky winners and each winner will receive:
1) Couch Potato Lavender DIY Eye Pillow Kit - These feature exclusive Scarlet Fig designed fabric
1) Wing Through Customs Passport Cover DIY Kit - These feature Anna Maria Horner designed fabric and a hand stamped passport label with my design

Here's what I think in terms of what kinds of stores I should target, but I'm anxious to hear what you think...
-Independent home goods / home accessories boutiques. They probably carry indie designers.
-Small fabric or crafting stores.
-Online fabric/supplies stores might also be a good fit.

Here's how you can enter:

Post a comment with your store suggestion = 1 entry
Make sure you include the name of store + city/state
International suggestions are welcome!

Sign up to be on my mailing list = 1 entry
Just enter your email address in the top right corner of my blog

Post about my giveaway on your blog = 1 entry
Make sure you leave me a comment with your blog URL

I will randomly draw the 2 winners at the end of the day on April 30 so make sure you leave me a way to contact you. Can't wait to hear your ideas and thanks for your help!

See the kits in my Etsy store

See the kits in my Etsy store

See the kits in my Etsy store


Lisa said...

I think this is a GREAT spot for your kits. And then they'll be available locally, JUST in case I don't win. :O)


Maggie said...

Sage in Grinnell, IA.

The owners name is Carrie. She's always interested in homemade items.

Best of luck boutique hunting and thank you for hosting this great giveaway.

malinda said...

Los Angeles has reform school and it is awesome: http://www.reformschoolrules.com/

the kits are so cute!

AJ Bindel said...

I would suggest Blue 7 in OKC. They are a great local, independent business, and they're very supportive of local and out of town artists!


kritty said...

urban craft center, santa monica, ca
or firefly venice, ca

juicy items!

megan v said...

Sew to Speak in Columbus Ohio!
I actually JUST wrote a blog post about this place yesterday!!
my blog (so you can see some photos and a link to their blog!)

Sew to Speak is only a year old and is independently owned! Your fabrics would fit in so well there as well as your kits!

CourtneyP said...

I think you would do great in a boutique . Check out "The Muse" in Frederick, MD.

woof nanny said...

There's a lavender field here that has a gift shop. It might be cool to hook up with them. You'd need to use their lavender though http://www.thelavenderfields.com/
also, upscale gardening shops might like this, or even gardening websites, since you're featuring use of something that comes out of the garden. Try contacting Annies Annuals http://anniesannuals.com/
and Summers Past Farms http://www.summerspastfarms.com/
I'll go blog about your giveaway now.

Jennifer Ladd said...

I subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

You might try a store called
confetti in Richmond. The owner's name is Barb and she is always looking for kitschy stuff.


Christa said...

I think this store in Sisters, OR would be perfect for your stuff.
It has a sister store, which is a quilting fabric store which also may be appropriate.
I think your work would also sell well at Fireworks in Seattle, WA.

Corinne said...

There is a great store here in solana Beach, CA called Leaping Lotus. Go on-line and check it out! Love your kits!!

meredithp said...

Hi, you might try Randy's Quilt Shop in Greensboro, NC.


Unknown said...

Hi, I think that Dabberdoo may be just the ticket here in Atlanta, GA.


Stephanie Hall said...

Eclectic in Austin, TX
Gabby B in New Braunfels, TX

deepsouthrunner said...

Lewis Gifts in Shreveport, LA. They would fall into the home accessories/goods category.

I am signing up for your mailing list as well!


Ashley said...

Hmm... you might try this little shop - Ink Ink - www.inkinkpapers.com. They're mainly an upscale stationery store, but they're expanding with some household items and other handmade fabric items.

Fatty said...

My girlfriends and I go to a little place called The Tea Room for lunch as often as we can! The front half of the restaurant is a little shop area with handmade gifts. It's a somewhat random assortment, think: stuffed animals, pincushions, salt & pepper shakers, tea sets, handmade candles etc. They do a TON of takeout (a lot of elementary schools are nearby, and us teachers love to order out whe we can =) So when people come to pick up their orders, there's a little time to browse and shop. Anyway, here is the link:

Me said...

Eddies Quilting Bee in Sunnyvale, Ca

Thanks so much!

Karen L R said...

I've subscribed to your newsletter and will mention your giveaway in tomorrow's posting. Sorry to say, can't think of a shop nearby that might be a good match. Wish I did!

my info:

Chelsea said...

There's one in my area called Sarahs Fabrics and they carry the best selection of fabric, patterns, notions, etc. that I've seen.

They're in Lawrence, KS.

Becka said...

I think Patina in Minneapolis, MN would be a good fit for you. Best of luck!

Karen said...

You would fit in very well with The Red Tree in Baltimore: http://redtreebaltimore.com/ Would love to see you over here!

Unknown said...

Your items would fit in really well with the group of artists at Funky Finds, it's a Ft. Worth (TX, obviously lol) based website (sort of Etsy-esque) but they support a more local scene. I stumbled across their Spring Fling a couple of weekends ago, and it was FANTASTIC, I could see your DIY Craft Kits making a big splash there. www.funkyfinds.us