Monday, January 11, 2010

{Blog Sponsor: curly birdie}

This giveaway is now closed!


Hello, hello :)

Maria is the creative gal behind Etsy shop Curly Birdie. She crochets the most darling pairs of baby Mary Jane's. If I were a baby, I'd want to be dressed in her products. Every day, I would. Once you read through this post you'll understand why. Maria is also one of my blog sponsors. Go ahead and check out her shop. She also makes flower hair clips and hair bows. SO DARLING! :)


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How long have you been designing/blogging? I've been designing since I was little. I was always surrounded by creativity. My grandmother was very crafty and artistic and I always watched and learned from her.



What do you enjoy most about it? I love watching an idea unravel. Starting with yarn and seeing the final process be an adorable shoe, hat or scarf is pure joy to me. I have a super busy life and to me, it's my little break, my bliss :)



Give us a little background info on yourself. I am the Mommy to three beautiful and busy girls. Isabella is 5 and in kindergarten, she is my big helper. Havana is 3 and is in preschool. She is filled with lots of personality. And Mia is 9 months and she a sweetie and an explorer. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 8 years.



Where do you see yourself in one year?
In one year my goal is to have my business grow but find a way to balance it all (is that possible?). I love, LOVE creating, but it's getting busier and busier and I'm going to be needing a very large planner soon!



Share a fun memory creating/blogging has brought you. I had to chuckle at Havana once when she decided to take all of my yarn and make a bed for herself to lay in. Clever little one!


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::GIVEAWAY::

Maria is graciously offering one pair of Mary Jane's

{winner picks size and color}



To enter:

Leave a comment sharing your favorite item from her shop.


For additional entries:
{leave an additional comment for each, please}


-Comment that you follow my blog

-Comment that you follow me on Twitter

-Comment that you follow Maria's blog

-Comment that you follow Maria on Twitter

-Tweet about this {leave a comment with your Tweet}

-Blog about this {leave a comment with your post URL}



RULES:
  • The giveaway will close Wednesday, January 13 at 10 pm CST, and the winner will be announced the following day
  • And as always, make sure your email address is on your blog, blog profile, or typed in your comment. Gussy hearts you all, but this needs to be fun, not a search game ;)

75 comments:

Cora Anne Designs said...

I really like the Lola mary Janes! (And the wrinkle toes and chubby ankles pictured inside of them!)

Jill
coraannedesigns@gmail.com

Cora Anne Designs said...

I follow your blog!

Jill
coraannedesigns@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

I just love the Matilda and Lola mary janes!

Tiffany said...

I'm a GUSSY follower!

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

Oh my! If BabyJ is a girl she would look so sweet in these...

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Tiffany said...

I'm a GUSSY Twitter follower!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I adore these ! So cute!
My favorite is the Matilda Mary Janes!!!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I follow your blog! Thanks for the giveaway

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I also follow you on twitter!!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I now follow Maria's blog

Jessie said...

I LOVE those mary janes.. but I think my favorite is the flower barrette! SO CUTE!!!

Jessie said...

I already follow!

Tina said...

I love the MATILDA Mary Jane Crochet - so adorable!

Tina said...

I follow your blog

Tina said...

I also follow you on twitter

Tina said...

I know follow Maria's blog

Tina said...

Follow Maria on twitter

Teri said...

Adorable! I love the Olivia Mary Janes...so sweet!

Teri said...

I follow your blog!




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Teri said...

I now follow Maria's blog:)



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Karin Schueller said...

OMG, these are so cute they make me want another baby, lol. Alas, that will not be happening, lol... but my boss' wife is pregnant with a little girl... hello! Help me bribe him for a raise, lmbo! (Kidding!)

My favorite item is the Hannah Mary Janes. Seriously adorable!!!

Karin Schueller said...

Hmmm...I follow your blog via RSS feed... does that count?? Or do I have to click follow? :)

Karin Schueller said...

I found you on Twitter... so yup, following there too. ;)

Meg said...

Oh I love her little shoes!I have been in love with the Matilda Mary Jane Crochet Shoes since I first laid eyes on them! They would look so adorable on Izzy!
xoxo~meg

Meg said...

Of course I follow you Maggie, you always start out my morning with a SMILE!

xoxo~Meg

Meg said...

I am already a follower of Maria's blog!
xoxo~Meg

Jaquelyn said...

My "Secret Sister" at church has a precious little baby, and I'd love to give her a pair of these shoes! The Olivia Mary Janes are adorable! :)

j.theartofpaper {at} gmail {dot} com

Lisa said...

I like Olivia and Matilda.

Lisa said...

And I follow your blog!

Kym said...

I adore these so badly! I want them so badly!! I love the MATILDA Mary Jane Crochet Shoes Size 12-18 Months what else could be more perfect for a little girls first birthday! My little girl!
Email visible in profile :)

Kym said...

I follow this blog :) - Kym -

Kym said...

Follow you on twitter @umeplusone

Kym said...

Follow Maria on twitter @umeplusone

Kym said...

I follow Maria's Blog - Kym -

The Chubby Dove said...

How adorable! I have two boys, so I couldn't use them here at home. However, my 9 month old niece has Myotonic Dystrophy and her left foot is turned in. These would be perfect for her since she can't wear regular shoes comfortably.

I like the Olivia ones the best, but they are all precious!

The Chubby Dove said...

i follow yer blog.

The Chubby Dove said...

i follow ya on twitter.

Meg said...

I just blogged about the giveaway on mine!
http://mytwistedtree.blogspot.com/2010/01/slight-change-of-plans.html

xoxo~Meg

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I LOVE the Olivia Mary Janes, as well as Matilda (sorry I couldn't pick just one!). Thank you so much for this opportunity!

cmyersdoyle@aol.com

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I'm a Gussy follower! :)

cmyersdoyle@aol.com

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I'm a follower of Maria's blog!

cmyersdoyle@aol.com

mandiegirl said...

Those Matilda's are SO cute!!! My friend's little girl would LOVE them!

M.M.E. said...

What a talented artist! Thanks for sharing her!! I absolutely love your blog and I can't wait to see what you post next.

Jodi said...

I really like the Lola mary janes.

Jodi said...

I follow your blog.

Megs said...

i follow your blog!

Megs said...

i also follow you on twitter!

Megs said...

i now follow maria on twitter!

Megs said...

i just tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/PrettiesbyMeg

Alyssa said...

I love giveaways! I love the Matilda Mary Janes! alyray(at)hotmail(.)com

Alyssa said...

I follow your blog!
alyray(at)hotmail(.)com

ambermarie said...
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ambermarie said...

Everything is SO darling, but my absolute favorite are the LOLA Mary Janes!!! Too cute for words! :)

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ambermarie said...

I follow your blog!

ambermarie6183@msn.com

ambermarie said...

I follow you on Twitter!

ambermarie6183@msn.com

ambermarie said...

I follow Maria on Twitter!

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KatieLeigh said...

I have always loved knitted and crocheted item, as both my grandpa and great grandma created things while I was growing up. BY FAR, my favorite item are the MATILDA Mary Jane Crochet Shoes in gray...the other items are amazing as well :)

KatieLeigh said...

I stick to Gussy like butter on a biscuit!!! <3

bailey said...

i like the Olivia Mary Jane shoes. SO cute!!

bailey said...

i follow your blog!

bailey said...

and i follow you on twitter!

krmccord said...

I love the Matilda shoes! so cute:)

krmccord said...

I follow you on twitter

krmccord said...

I follow your blog

burlap + blue said...

Love the Olivia Mary Janes!! Thanks!

burlap + blue said...

follower!

Hana said...

I just love the Hannah maryjanes and the Matilda maryjanes...so hard to pick! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Hana
luvmybabyblue@yahoo.com

Hana said...

I'm a new follower!!

Hana
luvmybabyblue@yahoo.com

iloveyourheart said...

I hope hope hope that Ryan's step mom has a baby girl & these would be so adorable to give to her!

Biteofpunkinpie said...

Oh LORDY!!!!!!!!! I think I might go crazy from the cuteness of those Lola Mary Janes... and, did I mention I'm pg w/Baby girl #3 who is due in 6 weeks and 2 days?! Talk about perfect timing. Makes me wish I was decent at crocheting so that I could make about a thousand pairs...

...here's hoping!!!

Heather at All A Flutter said...

I'm a follower :)

Heather at All A Flutter said...

I love the matilda and lola mary janes!! Oh and those sweet little flower pins are sooo cute!!

Mindy said...

I like the "OLIVIA Mary Jane Crochet Baby Shoes" Cute!

Mindy said...

I follow your blog

Mindy said...

I follow you on Twitter
@mdmerenghi