Sunday, August 1, 2010

Etsy August- MandysYellowCorner- {giveaway}

**This contest is now closed. Congratulations Melissa!!!**

Hey- It's Etsy August!!!!
This month, I decided to check out some etsy stores.
Each week, I will interview one etsy shop owner and end with a giveaway!
There are some awesome prizes to be won, but also, the most beautiful handmade products, I have ever seen!

First up is Mandy from MANDY'S YELLOW CORNER!

Mandy's Yellow Corner

"Every girl needs some pretties. . . and I like to make them."

You have to check out Mandy's shop, but I wanted to give you a preview of her beautiful "pretties":
This is the first thing I saw when checking out Mandy's store- I have to have one! The lemonade bib necklace! Love it!


Don't you just adore this morgan zipper clutch?


And her signature piece- the MandyBand- the name is perfect- I can't believe these are handmade!


And they come in all colors!


I am so interested how etsy works and what makes a gal wanna start up, so I asked Mandy some questions:

1. How long have you been selling on etsy?
I first started my shop in February, and it was honestly a flop! I
was experimenting with all sorts of ideas, and I hadn't really found
my niche yet. At the very end of May, the hubs and I moved across the
country and I learned how to crochet to keep me busy in the car.
Somehow, those little crocheted headbands evolved from my
experimenting, and I finally had a good product! I emptied out my
etsy store and uploaded a few MandyBands, and I finally had my first
sale mid-June.

2. What made you start your etsy business?
Ever since I was a child, I have loved to make things out of yarn and fabric.
When I was 11, I made a silly little "catalog " of merchandise that I
could make and tried to get my friends and family to order from me
[I didn't charge anything, but I still had a hard time getting "customers"!].
This past Christmas, my mother in law mentioned the etsy website to
me, and I was intrigued. However, it wasn't until I started blogging
and saw that some lovely blogging ladies also had etsy shops that I
actually got on board with the etsy idea. It's seriously like living
out my childhood fantasy, and I love it!

3. What is something you would like everyone to know about you?
I LOVE Christmas! I count down the days every year like a little kid
and get all giddy when it's approaching. Part of that is that I love
giving presents! It's my favorite thing :]


4. What site do you visit most often on the internet?
When I open a new internet tab on my computer, it actually lists my
most visited sites as suggestions, so I just opened a tab to see :]
As I somewhat suspected, #1 was etsy, followed by facebook and
blogger.

5. What do you enjoy most in life?
I enjoy so many things! But my faith is the most important part of
my life. Jesus Christ has cleaned my heart, and I am so thankful!
God has also given me a wonderful hubs who is my best friend, and an
adorable little puppy who makes life oh so interesting! And I love
that I get to spend my days crafting. All in all, I could not be
happier :]

6. What is your favorite item in your etsy store?
I think the clutches are my favorite, but I still have yet to make one
for myself! When I do, I want the Lindy clutch [which I think is
currently sold, but I can make more!]
I also just got some lovely jewelry stamping supplies in the mail. . .
I suspect you'll see some of that in my shop soon! And I adore
hand-stamped jewelry, so let's go ahead and call it a favorite!
Mandy, I think your great and I love your answers .... and I think you make a great model for your store.
Now, for the giveaway!
One winner will win a $20 credit to shop at MandysYellowCorner.
But....
Everyone can have 15% off right now if you mention "thechattymommy" in the note to seller.
Here are the rules:
You must be a follower of The Chatty Mommy and you must visit MandysYellowCorner and tell me what you would order if you won!- mandatory
Extra Entries:
2- Become a follower of Mandy's Yellow Corner Blog and comment her.
2- Choose MandysYellowCorner as a favorite on etsy.
5- Blog about it and give me the link!
**Important- Please leave a separate comment for each entry. For exmaple, if you have 1 mandatory entry and then 4 extra entries, please leave 5 comments. This makes using random.org easier!**
Good Luck!
The contest will end on Sunday morning at 9 am EST and a winner will be picked by random.org!

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**I was not compensated in any way for this contest**

31 comments:

  1. I am a follower!!! I LOVE the Sofia clutch, so I would be interested in that and im not sure what else. I LOVE everything. I have been watching tutorials a lot this past week or so. Im determined to make me some crochet flowers to adorn my winter cardigans. They are so cute. Count me in on this giveaway!!!

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  2. Love, love the Mandyband. They are elegant enough for a grown up. A lot of headbands make you look like they were made for a little kid.

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  3. I want the mandyband ebony!! :)(and I'm a follower) :)

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  4. Hi there!
    1. I just became a follower of yours. :) And I would LOVE Mandy's Red Rosette Statement Necklace, a Blue Embellishment Flower, and a Purple Embellishment Flower. :)

    2. I am already a follower of Mandy's and have commented on her blog.

    3. And I made Mandy's Shop one of my favorites on Etsy. :)

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  5. Can I only pick one??? :)

    My favorites from Mandy's shop are the Dusky Rose Rosette Bib Necklace and the Sophia Zipper Clutch. I really want to buy either of the aprons but I have made a promise to myself to learn how to make those!

    I'm also a follower of Mandy's and have commented on her and she's favorited on etsy (through my etsy account OHMen Jewelry).

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  6. Sooo Cute- I totally love the Mandy band- baby- in purple- it would look just beautiful on my baby girl!!!
    -I am now a follower of hers
    -I did leave her a comment
    -and I did add her to my favorites!
    I hope that's all the right info to try and win!!! otherwise I will have to buy one!! :)Unless of course GapGirl wants to crochet one for me!! lol :)

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  7. Follow your blog and love the Dusky Rose - Rosette Bib Necklace. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Follow Mandy's blog: entry 1.

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  9. Already hearted her shop @melissa0785: entry 1

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  10. Already hearted her shop @melissa0785: entry 2

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  11. I'd have to say I was so torn, but I'd love to win one of the mandyband headbands in yellow. They are too cute!

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  12. I did add Mandy as one of my favorites- but did not blog about her because I do not have my own blog

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  13. I am a follower of your cute blog. :) thanks for a great giveaway!

    and also i love the necklaces! super cute!

    libbybonjour@gmail.com
    libby-bonjour.blogspot.com

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  14. now following mandy's blog :)

    libbybonjour@gmail.com

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  15. added her etsy store to one of my favs

    libbybonjour@gmail.com

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  16. left mandy a comment on her blog :)

    libbybonjour@gmail.com

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  17. I follow your blog & I am having a hard time choosing between the Madeline & the Ava clutches! Both so cute!!
    giabao.ng @ gmail

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  18. Following Mandy's blog. x1

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  19. Following Mandy's blog. x2

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  20. Posted about your giveaway here (since I don't have a personal blog...I share one with my family; but I figured this forum gets much more traffic than my family blog!):
    http://www.cafemom.com/group/95135/forums/read/12002655/Mandys_Yellow_Corners_Etsy_shop_giveaway

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  21. **This contest is now closed. Stay tuned for the winner after church!!!***

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