Sunday, July 13, 2014

Featured Shop of the Week- Rebel Skein

The feature for this week is an accessories shop that features fun and quirky pieces. I'm happy to introduce Rebel Skein and owner/creator, Kat.
I've been crocheting since I was 5 years old. I have two boys and could never find cute accessories for them, so when my second son was 4 months old I decided to put my hobby to use by creating accessories for kids (and making sure I had plenty of boy oriented accessories as well).


My kids have the biggest influence on me. My oldest son always comes up with ideas for things for me to create. He is the driving force behind all my pizza inspired accessories.

I'm motivated by my husband. He is an Army veteran and now he works for USPS. He is so dedicated and hard working and it inspires me to work as hard as I can.


The most challenging thing by far has been juggling the domestic part of my life with the work part of my life. Some days go smoother than others, but in the end if I put my family first I am happier and more productive when it comes time to sit down and get to creating. I might not get very much sleep, but that is what coffee is for!


What I love most about what I do is the handmade community. Before I started my business I didn't know what a tight knit community of makers there was out there. I love interacting with others that know the struggles and the joys of pursuing one's passion through handmade crafts.


I think I live in a musical. I never stop singing! I have a song about everything. We raise bunnies as a hobby. It is therapeutic to work with them and care for them.

Kat's favorites include Star Trek, networking on Instagram, and cooking. Her favorite food is potato soup, she loves autumn, and pun-filled humor.


You can find Rebel Skein on Facebook, Storenvy, Instagram and Twitter.  Kat is generously offering one lucky fan the chance to win the Crochet Pop Tart Pin, with free shipping!


You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Rebel Skein on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 7/13/14 and ends at 11:59pm CDT on 7/19/14. The winner will be announced on Sunday and have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting violetsbuds@hotmail.com. 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, but may be shared with the giveaway sponsor for the purpose of prize redemption. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. 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 shops who do not follow through with prizes.

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