Sunday, September 21, 2014

Featured Shop of the Week- Handmade by Lolo Z

This week our featured shop is a fellow Handmade in KC small business, Handmade by Lolo Z, and owner Laura.

I have been sewing my entire life, but selling my work since 2010. I decided in May to resign from teaching after 14 years and make sewing my full time job, also selling Origami Owl to supplement. I have two daughters and am really excited to be able to be making this change.

I really love the process of making clothes - picking the fabric, planning and cutting, constructing, finishing. However, seeing others enjoy the end product is probably my favorite part! I have several partners in creativity that always provide inspiration and ideas - my family and friends are always helping out with suggestions for new projects.

I love doing custom orders - making exactly what you want is what makes me happy!

Finding the time to work is the biggest challenge! Between making sure the kids are dressed/fed and the house clean, it's really easy to go a whole day and not set foot in the sewing room. I have to schedule and plan out my day - some time for communicating with customers, promoting myself and then for actually working!

Laura's favorite color is Purple. She likes coffee, and her favorite food is Taco John's Super Burrito. In her spare time she likes to be active (ride bike, run, gym), and favorite channel is Discovery ID. Her favorite blog is Moms Who Drink and Swear. Even though she makes adorable clothes, her favorite to wear is sweatpants!

You can find Handmade by Lolo Z on Facebook, Etsy, Twitter, and Instagram. Laura is generously offering all fans a 10% discount in her shop with code VIOLETSBUDS. Additionally, one fan will be given a $25 gift certificate to her Etsy shop.

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Handmade by Lolo Z on Facebook. Due to Facebook's new terms of service, you can no longer earn an entry for liking a Facebook page, however it is nice to visit the Facebook page to check it out!
Several entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 9/21/14 and ends at 11:59pm CDT on 9/27/14. 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, 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.


  1. First, I am so glad to meet this shop! It is filled ~ FILLED ~ with adorable things!! I love it all!! My favorites though would be the cute tiered Halloween skirt and I love the lime green chevron top. So pretty. I need to go beg hubby to let me splurge in her shop! <3


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