Its time to welcome a new shop, and this week we're featuring Stitching Girl.
Stitching Girl owner Amber says, "I love making crafts and sharing what I can do with others. I would love to make something for you and your family that you will treasure for years to come. You can buy a hat, scarf, or blanket anywhere, but when you buy it from me you are guaranteed that love and care went into making it. I look forward to making you a one of a kind item, because lets face it, no two items will ever be exactly alike when made by hand :)."
Amber agrees with many that the most challenging thing is advertising, and getting your name out there. "It is still a struggle to find new ways to get my products out there."
"My mom had the biggest influence since she taught me everything I do. I find it therapeutic to make items and love the challenge of a new pattern. Most of all I love sharing what I do with others and giving them a handmade item that I thoroughly enjoyed making for them."
Amber's favorite color is red, and she prefers to network on Facebook. Her two favorite pattern stores are Happy Berry and RAKJ.
She notes, "If you are a photographer I offer a 20% discount on all my items (including custom) if you allow me to use photos containing my items on my Facebook and Etsy pages. Contact me for more information." Amber is also offering all fans a 10% discount on any one item in her shop when you mention this feature!
You can find Stitching Girl on Facebook and Etsy. Amber is offering one lucky fan a personalized scarf (like the one pictured above). The winner may choose any name up to 8 letters. The winner will pay shipping of $4 US, International shipping prices vary.
You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Stitching Girl on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 7/7/13 and ends at 8pm CDT on 7/13/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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