Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blogiversary: Rouge and Whimsy

This giveaway is now closed

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Tuesday and our second feature of my wonderful one year blogiversary. Ready set go!

Erika Riggs of rouge and whimsy is here today. Let's learn a bit more about her, shall we.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a twenty-something redhead located in Seattle, Washington. I live with my husband and Welsh Corgi puppy in an old house. When I’m not at my day job, I’m blogging, making fun accessories and updating the casa. I love Mexican food, being outdoors, and handmade goods. Check out my blog at rougeandwhimsy.blogspot.com and my shop at rougeandwhimsy.etsy.com. You can also find me on Twitter as @erikalc.

2. What got you started with your craft
I started making headbands for gifts and got a lot of compliments. I’d been wanting to go into the handmade business, but I thought it would be with pillows or home d├ęcor.

3. What inspires you

Bright colors, other crafters, the 1920s, my mother

4. Is your craft full-time or part-time

Part-time with a dream to be full-time!

5. What do you love most about your crafts?

How fun they are! I love the pairing of fabric flowers with feathers. I love making them and coming up with new designs—I constantly have new ideas but not enough time!

6. When did you start crafting

I think I came out of the womb crafting… but honestly, I’ve always loved creating things whether it was a cardboard Beanie Baby house, sewing clothes for my stuffed animals, repainting vintage furniture… I’ve been dabbling in handmade for as long as I can remember.

7. If you’re not crafting what else are you doing?

At work! Or at home with my husband—we’re probably walking the dog or attempting to wear him out. (He has a TON of energy.) We love to go to happy hour with friends and explore our neighborhood.

8. Why do you craft

This is hard to answer. I think it’s just something that I’ve always loved and appreciated. It’s just a way to express myself and my creativity.

9. Coffee or tea

Coffee! (I live in Seattle so this is a duh)

10. Favorite color and why

Yellow because it’s fun and cheerful and perfect for a gray place like Seattle ;)

So Erika is graciously giving away one of her adorable headbands to one lucky winner. This lovely yellow flower with a white feather. Super cute and super comfy!

How to Enter (One entry per each comment)
1. You must a a follower of my blog. (Mandatory) and leave a comment.
2. Go to rouge and whimsy, come back and comment on your favorite item.
3. Follow sew ewe-nique and @erikalc on twitter-leave a comment saying so.
4. Tweet about this giveaway, don't forget to mention @sewewenique and @erikalc , and comment that you did so.
-you can use this
Check out @sewewenique blogiversary and win one of @erikalc adorable headbands http://tinyurl.com/4527x2z

WOW, that's up to four chances to win!

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadians only. Giveaway will be open till Tuesday, May 24 at 5pm est.
I will announce the winner Wednesday May 25 and you will have 24 hours to get in-touch with me so that I can pass along the information to Erika.

Good Luck Everyone!


star4227 said...

I'm a follower! My new short hair would love this!

star4227 said...

Stopped by the Etsy site and love the samantha turquoise flower feather headband!! Such a fun color!

star4227 said...

I'm following both of you on twitter! from @along_the_path

star4227 said...

Tweeted :) - along_the_path

courtney {designology} said...

I'm a follower! What a fun giveaway; congrats on your blogiversary :)

courtney {designology} said...

I love the hot pink and white number. Adore!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Super cute hair accessories! ... And happy, happy blogiversary!!

Jes said...

Oh girl, you know I follow :)

Jes said...

Love the stretchy headbands, particularly the blue one. She makes them look so good!

tinastillwell15 said...

I am a follower of your blog! :)

tinastillwell15 said...

I totally love the "ellie white flower yellow feather hair clip" it is amazing.


BetterSaveThanSorry said...

I'm a follower!

BetterSaveThanSorry said...

I love the yellow flower headband with the feather!

BetterSaveThanSorry said...

I'm following you and erikalc on twitter (under the name bettersave)

Holly Knitlightly said...

Ooh, I love Erika & her blog & shop! She's such a sweet girl and so talented. I've been saying I need to get my hands on (at least) one of her headbands!

I'm following your blog!

Holly Knitlightly said...

I follow you both on twitter!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Just tweeted! (Hllly)

Holly Knitlightly said...

My favourite headband is actually the one being given away! Haha. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower! Cute blog! Super happy to see that you interviewed Erika! She's a friend from childhood - super talented and a great, great friend! Thanks for show-casing her beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

And... I love her addie double yellow flower headband.

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Cute headband! Following. :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I like the maddie mauve headband. :)

Dani said...

I folloe your blog!

Dani said...

The bridal accessory is my favorite. She should have something in green, my favorite color, though! It's Spring and Summer time!