This week we welcome Knitting Madness and owner Mandy Garcia as our featured shop.
I started my business when I realized I didn't want to work for some one else and truly enjoyed making things. I am really happy when people enjoy what I have made.
Time management for me is one of the hardest things. I can get in a crafting mode and just forget what time it is and what is going on. I sometimes will craft all day and not clean my house, oops! Making time to craft, time to clean, take care of all three girls, and have family time can be a huge challenge but I am making it work.
I really like all colors, but the color I go for first is black. I love tacos and pasta. Hot Topic has always been my favorite clothing store, I just love the style. Hobby >obby is my favorite craft store (so many crafts so little time lol). I love Johnny Depp. I like to relax with a hot bath and good book, or by crocheting or knitting. Chai Tea is one of my all time favorite drinks next to Mountain Dew. I love the fall, and I am a cat lover with three cats.
My kids love what I make and are always up for pictures of them in my stuff. I keep creating because I love it no mater what happens it makes me happy. My motivation is knowing that I am keeping the memories alive of my grandmother and father who are the ones who taught and showed me how to do some of what I do, and I took it further. I love the joy it brings to others when they love what I have made them some times its the only payment I need.
You can find Knitting Madness on Facebook, Storenvy & Twitter, plus read our review of the products we tested. Mandy is offering a 10% discount for all fans with code First10. Plus, one lucky fan will win 2 cup cozie sleeves your choice of color(s), either sock monkey or plain with free shipping.
You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Knitting Madness on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 4/27/14 and ends at 11:59pm CST on 5/3/14. The winner will be announced on Sunday and 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.
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