Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Fab Feature and Giveaway: Debbie from KringleBerry Kottage
I am super excited to do my first feature! And even better, the feature is on one of my very favorite people; my mom! My mom, known to most as Debbie, has a rockin' Etsy shop KringleBerry Kottage. In her shop she sales everything from cute wallets to handy note totes to crazy fabulous diaper bags.
When I asked my mom to tell me about what inspires her creativity this is what she told me: The thing that inspires my creativity the most has always been NEED. If you need something, you figure out a way to supply that need. When I was 12, my mom told me I could have all the clothes I wanted, IF I learned to sew them. So, she would buy some fabric, I would try to follow a pattern, all the while asking her questions as she was making dinner or cleaning house after she got home from work.
Even though I have a pretty good idea what my mom's typical day is like, I asked her anyway!
My typical day? I'm not sure. They're all different. Some days I do nothing but sew. Other days I enjoy playing with the grandkids, or playing the piano, or about a hundred other things. I enjoy trying all kinds of different crafts. Through the years I've done tole painting, oil painting, knitting and crocheting, and just about every other kinds of craft imaginable. When I actually have time (and when Christmas is coming on) I enjoy making my river rock Nativity sets.
She doesn't have a lot of free time, but when she does she loves to read a good book or bake.
Here is a look at KringleBerry Kottage's one-of-a-kind note totes.
I asked my mom what item from her shop she couldn't live without, and she told me:
The one product in my shop that I could not live without, on a personal level, would actually be two things. I love the note totes and the wallets. I carry them with me everywhere I go. Sometimes if I don't want to carry my entire purse with me into the store, I throw my debit card and phone in my note tote, push my purse under the seat, and run in the store with everything I need in hand. Other times, I simply rely on my wallet for my Sam's card, debit card, money, checkbook, etc. etc. etc. I love them both! And even though I don't personally use one any more, I love my diaper bags, if I do say so myself. They are REVERSIBLE! You can turn them inside out and back again as many times as you want. You get 2 bags in 1. And I make changing pads, diaper clutches and note totes as sets to go with the diaper bags. I wish I had thought about making one for myself about 33 years ago when I first needed one.
These diaper bags are an original of KringleBerry Kottage and super fab! Here's a peak:
Now for the exciting part! Debbie has graciously offered to give away a wallet from her shop. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite item from her shop is and which wallet you would choose if you are the winner. Simple!
For a second chance, become a follower of Simply Savvy and leave me a second comment letting me know. If you already follow me, leave a comment for your second chance.
The giveaway will close Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00 pm. A winner will be randomly selected and announced Thursday morning. Good luck!