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Pullin on My Heart Strings Giveaway

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and its time to start thinking about presents and dates! I for one am flying solo this VDay since I am over here in France, but I've never been one to be bitter about being single on Cupid's Day...I love, love and everything that goes with it. I am a true romantic at heart and love a holiday that celebrates true love!

*photo compliments of the most amazing Cheyenne Schutlz please check out her site*

So to start with a bang for the upcoming holiday how about a handmade set that you can use as present toppers for any or all of your Valentine's Day gifts (or for yourself as nice home decor)?

Sororosey on Etsy has cute crocheted things, some are also made from upcycled fabrics, its so nice to give an old garment a second chance! I spoke with Jennie about the shop and life and she was a delight. And great news Embellishers: Sororosey has teamed up with Embellished to offer you a chance to win one of her darling Heart String sets!

*all product photos compliments of Sororosey*

1. When did you learn to crochet? My grandmother taught me when I was about 10. That was over 30 years ago!

2. When did you decide to turn your hobby into a business? I was a full time special education teacher for 15 years. Then, I had my little girl- 4 years ago- and I was fortunate enough to get to stay home with her. I discovered Etsy about 2 years ago, and that made me dream big!

3. What is your favorite thing about working with your shop? Pretty much everything; I love searching for fabulous fabric and yarn, designing new or custom items, meeting new people and having my best efforts rewarded with nice messages and sometimes sales!

4. What can we expect in the future? I have a list a mile long of projects that I can't wait to try. One of my teams is hosting a "decade" challenge this month, and I'm hard at work on my entry, which will also be a new item for me. Can't tell you what it is yet, though- it's a secret! I also have a project included in another upcoming Lark craft book- due out in the Fall, I believe.

5. If you could have one super power what would it be? Oh, wow. Just one? It would have to be the ability to blink my eyes and have my whole house be sparkling clean. That's not so much to ask, is it ;)

6. Any other special tidbits about your shop?
All of my fabric crochet work is ecofriendly - the fabric is all upcycled. I handpick well-worn, gorgeous linens and clothing at local secondhand shops. I launder everything and cut the fabric by hand- giving items that need one a new lease on life! *Two of my projects were included in Lark's Craft Challenge: Pillowcase (in bookstores now).

I also have a vintage shop on Etsy, SosoVintage, and a blog, Sororosey Blog be sure to check those out too!

So darlings, you have many opportunities to enter, but for EACH ENTRY you have to COMMENT BELOW or you will not get credit for it. The winner will be chosen in 3 days via random.org so get in your entries now! And great news International readers can enter too!

1. Visit Sororosey and comment below about your fav item
2. Become a follower of The Embellished Life Blog
3. Tweet about this giveaway (be sure to tag @fashiondiva304 so I can check)

Good luck Embellishers! The contest closes Midnight Tuesday January 19th, NYC time so make sure to get your entries in before the doors close.

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