Sunday, March 23, 2014

Featured Shop of the Week- Yo Sew

Its a new week, and time to feature another talented handmade shop! This week I'd like to introduce you to Caitlin and her shop Yo Sew.

My name is Caitlin, and I am a craft addict. While not crafting, I spend my time dreaming of beautiful fabric, Netflixing with my fiance, and attending college with a major in English education.

I create affordable, handmade gifts that are perfect for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative, and have a versatility that appeals to everyone.

My love for crafts started young, and I hustled cross body bags in the halls of my high school, which paved way for the Yo Sew you know today. Slightly more legitimate, I operate out of my home and sell online at

The most challenging thing I have ran across since owning my business is juggling school, work, Yo Sew, and my relationships. Too often, I focus too hard on one thing or another.

I love bright colors, and tend to always go with magenta, canary yellow, tangerine orange and aqua blue. You can never go too bold or too bright in my book.

I live in Oklahoma, and pretty much every season is the worst, but I love love love summertime in Colorado just after it rains. It's cool outside but dewy and beautiful.

I have an addiction to JoAnn's fabric. I think I keep them in business with my impulse buys.

Nothing gets me going more than 90's Pop, even though I was born in 1993.

When you buy through Yo Sew, you're buying more than handmade. Your dollars support a young educator trying to get her education, and each item is made with love and dedication.

I sew because without a tangible expression of myself, I begin to forget how beautiful and creative my mind can be. After taking a hiatus from all things crafty in order to focus on work, I became stressed and super unhappy.

What changed? I whipped out my sewing machine and began to make things again.

My main motivation is seeing happy customers and pretty, practical things come through my shop. I focus on versatility and vibrant colors, which brightens my day. I love that I am able to share my happiness one item at a time.

You can find Yo Sew at Facebook, Twitter, shop, and Instagram. Caitlin is generously offering a 20% discount to all fans on her in-stock items. Use code: YoLove

Additionally, you can enter to win a $15 gift certificate good on any items at The certificate must be used in one purchase, and is not applicable on shipping costs. Should the winner not use the full amount in the purchase, they forfeit the difference. Certificate cannot be combined with coupon codes.

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Yo Sew on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 3/23/14 and ends at 11:59pm CST on 3/29/14. The winner will be announced on Sunday and 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:  Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds. 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.  Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Entrants found cheating, entering under duplicate profiles, or not following the instructions may be banned. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.  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. Violet's Buds is not responsible for featured shops who do not follow through with prizes.
Would you like 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! 


  1. I like the Little Critters bag because it's not bright - bright is not my thing - and it has a turtle! It says friends on the fabric, in French. Animals are our friends. :)

  2. I love that little coin pouch with the deer fabric. So adorable!!

    1. Kayly that one would be a perfect pen pouch! I have one that is currently housing my glorious Ink Joys!

  3. The Like Riding A Bike Envelope Wallet <3

  4. I really like everything but the Telly Time EnvyLope Cell Phone Wallet is my favorite. :)

  5. Envelope wallets are great! I have a smaller version from Yo Sew and it's great for keeping by business credit card and receips there.

  6. I have the bright and adorable phone print envylope wallet from Yo Sew. I love it! There is so much room in it to put stuff (I'm a receipt hoarder!), it's stylish, and I feel the handmade love every time I use it! :-D

  7. I LOVE the Peachy Keen Forest Friends Triangle Bag. I have 2 boys that love to drag their lego creations here, there and everywhere! It would be SO GREAT to have something cute in my purse for items like that. There's nothing on Yo Sew's page that I DON'T like. Every item is so lovely. Thank you for the chance! :)

    1. Aren't boys always collecting the silliest things? They would make sweet Easter presents filled with new Legos or small puzzles!

  8. love this wallet

  9. The large tote bag would be adorable in the pink fox print!

    1. Ah! It would!! I'm so bummed I only got a fat quarter of the fox print :(


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