Thursday, April 08, 2010

Very Fab Giveaway

Today I'm really really happy because I have a really sweet giveaway for one of my beloved followers. 
I don't say it often but I really really wanted to thank you all, you really brighten my day. 
Lindsay from super super cute Spotted Lobes has offered one of you a beautiful of her handmade creations.
You all know my love for headbands, so when I saw these I resist myself. 
These are some of my faves creations from Spotted Lobes.


Lindsay was very kind to answer some answers about her work and some advice for Etsy entrepreneurs. 

My name is Lindsay Quinn and I am from Minneapolis, MN. I live with my boyfriend and two really cute pups named Ralph and Rose. I began making fabric flowers in November of 2009 after I cut apart an old shirt to see what I could come up with. The first few items were quite interesting, but after a while I got the hang of making my tightly rolled fabric flowers
I started to give my items to friends and family, and received a lot of great feedback. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to call my shop/business. I came up with “spottedlobes”. Most people don’t know what it means… I have had guesses that it has something to do with spotted earlobes (earrings), or spotted lobes of a flower. Actually, my lobes are spotted! I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008 and MS causes lesions (spots) on my brain (lobes). I donate 10% of my profits to the MS society, so I thought the name would be fitting and unique. 



Color inspires me. I could see a great shirt on someone, a piece of art, or even a wall color and I will be off to the fabric store to find new fabric. 
Custom orders also inspire me. I love creating items for a bridal party or for someone that has a great idea. It is exciting to make items that include inspiration from the person that will be wearing it! 
How I get inspired to work is another story. Sometimes I think of a new color combination that I am excited to see together, or a custom order needs to be done asap. Other times, I just crave it. It is nice to sit down for a few hours and create a bunch of fabric flowers that I can use in future pieces.

My aspirations are pretty simple. In three years I would like to be happy, healthy and continue to create things that I enjoy.

There are so many pieces of advice I have read about during my first few months as a shop owner… Take good photos, update regularly, stay connected with other shop owners, advertise, and use good tag words… Yes, all of these things are important. Although, I think that if you make high quality items that you love and enjoy making, your shop can be successful! Don’t give up! 
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Lindsay will be giving this gorgeous headband to one of you. I'm so bummed I can't enter to win it myself! I love the yellow accents!


How to enter:
1st. entry: Become a follower and let me know in a comment
2nd entry: Visit  Spotted Lobes and let me know in a second comment what you like most
3rd entry: Twit, blog and let me know you did on a third comment.
{the giveaway will end Monday Tuesday night and I will announce the winner on Tuesday Wednesday xo}

77 comments:

  1. of course i'm a follower ♥

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  2. how did sweet Lindsay from the twin cities (go TWINS) know that i loved this color combination??

    the Red, Blue, and Black Fabric Flower Headband won my heart!

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  3. what a great giveaway. im obviously a follower. i adore you!

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  4. great giveaway love! of course i'm a follower of you're lovely blog :).

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  5. my favorite item from her shop is this pretty necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43919085

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  6. obviously a follower!
    and i love all the headbands! i've been looking for some pretty headbands to wear this summer!

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  7. Oo la la, I like the Red, Blue, and Black Fabric Flower Headband!

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  8. LOOOVE them so cute. I am a follower :)

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  9. I love the black flower with the multi-colors on it!!

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  10. http://twitter.com/Fettbot/statuses/2147483647

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  11. I follow you!
    lindsayrpeterson@yahoo.com

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  12. I <3 the shades of pink headband :)
    lindsayrpeterson@yahoo.com

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  13. I love the Gray Fabric Patterned Necklace!
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  14. And I'm a follower :)
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. HI! This is a beautiful giveaway! I love the yellow color!! I am a follower (Sandra Chang)!

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  16. I love the Yellow and Gray Fabric Flower Headband!
    Thanks again for this lovely giveaway!

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  17. I tweeted about this giveaway!! http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/11808790951

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  18. A ver si por una vez tengo suerteeeee.
    Ya sabes que te sigo
    de muy cerca :)

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  19. De su maravillosa tienda me quedo con cualquiera de sus diademas.
    Voy a poner tu sorteo en mi blog y vuelvo enseguida :)

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  20. Ya tengo puesto el sorteo en decoratualma!

    Espero tener suerteeee

    Besos preciosa!

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  21. I follow you... too cute headband.

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  22. I looooove these! This is exactly something that I'd want to buy if I saw one in a shop. I'm already a follower, so this is my first entry :)

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  23. My second entry: my fav item is the 'Shades of Blue Flower Necklace'. I'd love a row of fabric roses.

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  24. Oh, wow, I love it and would love to win! I've been following you via RSS reader but to be sure I started to follow you here on the blog too :)

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  25. My fav from the Spottedlobes is actually this headband. I just love the colour combination. Another favourite is the yellow and grey headband :)

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  26. Aaand for my third comment, I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/PaperJot/status/11813769683

    Thank you for the chance to win!!!

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  27. Just discovered your blog - and I love it! Even without this incentive I'd have followed you...

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  28. This is such a fab giveaway. I am ofcourse a follower- blogluvin. x

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  29. My fave is the Multi colored fabric flower headband. x

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  30. Que preciosidades!!!!!!!!ahora mismo me paso a echar un vistazo...

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  31. Helenaaa...que cosas tan monas..aunque me quedo con el collar "Ivory Fabric.."
    Feliz jueves..

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  32. I'm a follower, of course! And thanks again for adding my button, Helena!

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  33. The ivory and gold flowered necklace, would look so sharp with black!

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  34. i already follow you Helena :)
    xoxo

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  35. i love that headband. it's so cute :)

    i also love that sage fabric flower in the shop!!

    love.xoxo

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  36. I follow you on Bloglovin :) and I lOVE the yellow flower earrings :)

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  37. Love these! I'm a follower, obviously!

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  38. Love the Pewter and Silver Fabric Flower Headband with Embellishments and the Pewter Fabric Flower Headband.

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  39. Such a gorgeous giveaway! Count me in please!
    Federica
    xoxo

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  40. I'm so in love with this gorgeous necklace!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44336245

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  41. Oooh...I just have to say, I absolutely LOVE these! Gorgeous!

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  42. what a cute headband! i'm a follower!

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  43. also, i like everything in the spotted lobe, but i'm currently digging that hot pink and gray flower necklace.

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  44. Such a cute giveaway! I'm a follower :)

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  45. Love her shop! I can see her love for colors- everything is so vibrant and gorgeous! One of my faves is the pink and dark grey necklace! But everything is just perfect! xoxo

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  46. What a fabulous giveaway love! Of course I'm a follower :)

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  47. Her shop is fantastic! She's so talented! It's a hard choice but I think my favorite is the Brown and Black (Hounds Tooth) Fabric Flower Headband. It's all so fabulous though :)

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  48. I have no idea how I wasn't already a follower. But now I am!!

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  49. And I think my favorite thing is the
    Red, Blue and Black Fabric Flower Headband.

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  50. I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/altdawn/statuses/11831452511

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  51. I am a hair accessory fanatic! What an awesome giveaway! I'm a new follower of yours. :)

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  52. And I love the shades of green fabric headband!

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  53. my favorite item at her store is the shades of pink headband.

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  54. I follow you!!!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  55. I love the elgant Gray, black and green fabric flower necklace !
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  56. I am a follower! crossing my fingers ;)

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  57. hard to pick one from her shop... I guess 'Shades of pink fabric flowers' is the most fab!

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  58. Wow! Great give away. I would be happy with any of them. They're all gorgeous.
    have a great day!

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  59. Amazing giveaway! I am a follower!

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  60. And my favourite item is the shades of green headband (green's my favourite colour).

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  61. and my fave is the lavender headband :)

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  62. Aaand here is my tweet\! http://twitter.com/icitea/statuses/11861653757

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  63. I follow, what a cute headband! xo

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  64. Helo dear H!

    Wow, what a beautiful headband. I actually loved it all!!! Fingerscrossed :)

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  65. what a fabulous giveaway!
    I am a follower of course :)
    xoxo

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  66. the Pretty in Pink fabric flower headband is my fav.

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  67. tweeted!
    www.twitter.com/zbenko

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  68. I just popped over to say a big thank you for leaving a comment on my rosali post - I've been away, and it's lovely that they've got them back in finally! I'd love to join your giveaway, and am following you - lovely to find a blog I haven't seen before, and yours is really inspirational. Love the pics.

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  69. What a lovely browse in Spotted Lobes. I love her necklaces - especially the shades of yellow necklace. What a talented person.

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  70. also- to be honest, i really like the one she's giving away! i looove gray and yellow together!

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  71. i'm a new follower (just realized i wasn't already! love your blog)

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  72. i love the necklaces! probably the gray patterned is my fave.

    kblair.s.mcleod (at)gmail.com
    www.wild-and-precious.com

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