Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sponsor Love + Giveaway - Sew Beastly

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started in the biz of handmade.
Hello there! {waves} It is a pleasure to be here at lollipops today! My name is Citlalli, but you can call me Cit. I am the heart and hands behind Sew Beastly. I am a 27 year old gal who recently ventured out into blogging and entrepreneurship. Some of the things that make me happy are: my loved ones, ridiculous amounts of coffee, rocking out, sewing, cooking...better yet...eating, going on thrifting adventures, doodling, all kinds of flowers, and the beach. 

Sew Beastly is my creative business that started brewing as soon as I started making little pouches for myself. I soon had too many pouches, and a never ending fabric collection. I decided to educate myself on how to start my own business, but this was extremely hard to do with a nearly 12 + hour workday M-F. This was all around the time I started blogging, and soon I discovered Indie Business 3.0 {4.0 is due out in early 2012}, and that was it! I knew I had to do it! I went through the course, and finished it. I had a new perspective. I saved some funds, armed myself with some courage, and quit my day job. And that's how I got where I am today.
2. Where do you draw inspiration from?
There's so many places I am able to draw inspiration from, but I think that nature truly helps me out. Anything from a dead leaf to a breathtaking flower sparks emotion in me. I like to find beauty in everything. I like to create something out of what others would consider nothing.

3. Can you describe your blog and/or shop in 6 words or less? 
Life, inspiration, thrifting adventures, handmade goodness. {I kind of cheated, four out of those six words are in my blog banner}

4. What does a typical workday look like? -this includes family/life ;) 
I'm an avid introvert. {especially when it is 100+ degrees outside}, and I am still learning how to balance my time, but on a typical day I wake up around 8am. Clean up, brew some coffee, watch the news until 9am, and head over to my studio/workspace and begin by checking email. I turn on the tunes get going on my to do list, which usually involves sewing, blogging, and emailing. I usually end up drinking coffee until 1pm, which is the time I usually make myself some lunch and watch the tube while eating. After this I keep on sewing until my sweet boyfriend comes home, it is then when I make dinner. We eat, talk about our day, watch some tv {usually baseball}, and I usually go back to working on emails and blogging after we do the dishes. I usually stay up sewing or on the computer until 1 or 2am. Yes, I am guilty of working all day, but I am a workaholic and I am a one lady show over here, and there is always something to do.
5. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
The beach, it doesn't matter where, I love hearing the waves crash, the sea breeze, the smell of salt water and feeling sand in between my toes. It has been my lifelong dream to live by the beach in the most simple of ways. I would be happy with a log cabin by the beach and a garden to take care of. Oh! and my boyfriend and Hobbes {my pup}.

6. What is your favorite dessert? 
I don't quite posses a sweet tooth, but what rocks my pants in the sweet department is definitely chocolate. I love a good chocolate cake.

Citlalli is Giving away the Kiss -N- Make Up Pouch In Ruffled Blossoms!!!
A denim pouch adorned with three ruffled blossoms and buttons to top it off. 
Pouch is fully lined with soft, repurposed, plaid cotton, and has medium weight interfacing 
to protect your goodies and to hold the shape of the design. 
Pouch measures approx. 8in at the opening, 6in tall, 6in long at the base and 2in deep.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment here of your favorite item from her shop.

For additional entries, leave a separate comment for each:

1. Like Sew Beastly and lollipops

 on facebook

2. Leave a comment on Sew Beastly's FB page to say hi!

3. Blog, facebook, or tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @lollipopscards and Sew Beastly in your tweet) and include the link to this giveaway. (one entry each)

Feel free to use this tweet:
Sew Beastly is giving away an adorable ruffled blossom pouch on @lollipopscards! #GIVEAWAY http://bit.ly/ncu9kT

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
xoxo,

48 comments:

  1. Love the Shamrock Green Wristlet! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  2. Love the Yellow, Grey, & Black Clutch: The Obnoxious One In Sunny Meadow.

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  3. i love that yellow, grey, and black "obnoxious one." so cute!

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  4. like lollipops on FB :)

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  5. I also liked Sew Beastly's page on FB :)

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  6. I love the black, white & crimson wristlet from the shop :)

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  7. I posted this giveaway on my blog!

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  8. I posted the giveaway on my fb wall :)

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  9. I tweeted the giveaway (@AllyNathan)

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  10. I said hi on their Fb page :)

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  11. I really love her cute clutches - the hot pink & the yellow one!

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  12. I am in DESPERATE need of a new make up bag and can't find any in a store that I love so that is my fav and I would love to win it :)

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  13. I like the beige linen purse!!
    maclayburn@juno.com

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  14. I like Sew Beastly and Lollipops on Facebook!

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  15. I left some love on Sew Beastley's FB wall.

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  16. I love the yellow summer fields purse. Super cute. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  17. I tweeted the giveaway. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  18. The Obnoxious One in Sunny Meadow is my fav! And p.s. I'm your 333rd follower of GFC!

    hannah at nathanaeliversen dot com

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  19. like sew beastly on fb as Mita Adindayu

    mitadindayu@yahoo.com

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  20. like lollipops on fb as Mita Adindayu

    mitadindayu@yahoo.com

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  21. posted it on my twitter http://twitter.com/#!/mitaadindayu/status/106785035205619712

    mitadindayu@yahoo.com

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  22. I liked your facebook page :)

    curtishascerrisse07@yahoo.com

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  23. Tweeted this giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/ciecie85/status/106787472943480832

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  24. posted on my facebook http://www.facebook.com/mitadindayu/posts/186274534776680

    mitadindayu@yahoo.com

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  25. Lovely interview Citlalli!

    and I must join this giveaway!
    I am in love with your "obnoxious" collection of purses and the yellow and pink one are my favs!

    Awesome!
    xo.
    Des.

    www.manoymetal.blogspot.com

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  26. My favorite is definitely the Obnoxious Hot Pink & Black cluth. Love it!!!

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  27. I tweeted.:) http://twitter.com/#!/angellarae/status/106920518350934016

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  28. Oooo! I think I am in love with the houndstooth & green ruffle wristlet.

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  29. My favorite is the Kiss and Make Up Bag.

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  30. I LIKE Lollipops and Sew Beastly on Facebook.

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  31. I left a comment on Sew Beastly's FB page.

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  32. Love her Chocolate Brown Linen Purse: The Callahan
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  33. Liked Sew Beastly and lollipops on facebook
    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  34. http://twitter.com/#!/BeeWBedard/status/108730578936938496
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  35. shared on fb
    http://www.facebook.com/brenda.witherspoonbedard/posts/278776232138768
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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  36. I love the chocolate brown linen clutch! altho everything is gorgeous! great work!!!
    fall_out_girl(at)comcast(dot)net

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  37. I like sew beastly an lollipops on facebook =) (colleen ruk---cz)
    fall_out_girl(at)comcast(dot)net

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  38. I tweeted the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/#!/littleruk/status/108739654576111616
    fall_out_girl(at)comcast(dot)net

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  39. i left a comment on sew beastly's facebook page.
    (colleen ruk---cz)
    fall_out_girl(at)comcast(dot)net

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  40. I like the Yellow, Grey, & Black Clutch: The Obnoxious One In Sunny Meadow and the Ruffled Clutch In Denim, Linen,&Hemp: The Ruffle Trouble In Molasses!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  41. I like Sew Beastly and lollipops on Facebook!

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  42. Said Hi on Sew Beastly's Facebook wall!

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  43. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/sazzyfrazzy/status/108998323075153920
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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