Sunday, June 9, 2013

Featured Shop of the Week: Unique Creations by Tracy

 We are happy to announce our Featured Shop of the Week program is back! This week we are pleased to feature one of our blog sponsors, Unique Creations by Tracy. She has a great shop, and is giving away a custom owl to one lucky fan!

Unique Creations by Tracy was started in April 2012. Owner Tracy says, "In January 2012 I made a goal to learn to crochet.  Within a month I had friends and family asking me to make things I was crocheting from pictures I share on my personal Facebook page.  After multiple inquires I decided I would open up my own store on Storenvy.  I named it Unique Creations because I was unsure at the beginning if I would just sell crochet items or other crafts too that I make so I wanted to leave it vague.  The crochet items took off and so that is now what I sell.  I make hats, loveys, headbands, owls, pillows, stuffed animals, and much more.  Besides what I listed I also do some custom crochet items for customers if they are looking for something that I don't all ready make."

When I asked Tracy about what she finds most challenging about having a business, she replied, "Most challenging thing about having my own business is trying to not overwhelm myself with all the ideas of things I want to make.  I have so many ideas going through my head all the time, that I have trouble deciding what I want to make next."

"What motivates me? My 4 year old son and 5 year old daughter are my biggest motivator.  I initially started out crocheting hats and monsters for them.  They both still ask me to make them things all the time.  Right now on the list is princesses for my daughter and a train for my son."

Tracy keeps creating because, "I love seeing and hearing how much my customers love what I have made them.  Seeing the kids get so excited over a handmade item instead of a store bought toy makes me so happy. "

Tracy's favorite things include the color blue, pizza, & strawberry lemonade. Her favorite store is Michael's craft store, her favorite animal is an owl (you can tell this by her Storenvy shop!), favorite flowers are tulips, and she loves fall. She finds Facebook & Twitter to be the best ways to network. Her favorite thing about her work is "putting my love into each item that I make."
You can find Unique Creations by Tracy on Storenvy, Facebook, & Twitter

Tracy is giving everyone a chance to win one of her cute custom large owls in the winner's choice of color. In addition, you can save 10% in her shop with code VBFAN. It is good on anything in-store and custom orders at her Storenvy store through Dec. 31, 2013.
You can enter to win an owl, with free shipping in the US, by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Unique Creations by Tracy on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 6/9/13 and ends at 8pm CST on 6/15/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fine Print: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds and not to Facebook. Your information will not be sold. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You may not reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India according to Facebook rules. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.

Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!

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  1. As my favorite color is blue also, I love the Custom Medium Owl that is blue. I also like the snowman hat and star garland.

  2. I love the stuffed giraffe
    It is such a sweet goofy creature!

  3. I LOVE all of her work: owl, animals, flowers, hats! But my favorite is the color sorting toy (something on my to do list as I was given the pattern)! It is wonderful!!! She is so talented and gifted!

  4. I love the owls best - always looking so peaceful :) But I really like all the things she makes!


  6. I Love Tracy's work! She's so talented. And OMG I ADORE her owls!!

  7. I love all the crochet animals and monsters! Especially this owl:


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