Friday, May 7, 2010

Meet Liesl from Liesl Made

wildflowers in rust butcher's apron by liesl made

Ohh, the goodness that Liesl Made! I just adore Liesl's shop on Etsy. This gal from New Jersey is a talented seamstress who creates lovely designs for her shop on Etsy. You can find anything from butcher's aprons in darling fabrics, make up bags, purses, fabric coaster sets, jammies... you name it. Lisel's designs are executed with utmost perfection and her prices are crazy reasonable. Just about everyone on my Christmas list this year received something from Liesl - I just couldn't resist! Top-notch customer service and darling packaging round things off.

Enjoy learning more about lovely Liesl and her charming shop and be sure to enter the GIVE AWAY below for the opportunity to win a darling handmade treat! Also, mention "whimsy house" in the notes to seller box at check out to receive 20% off your purchase today!! Yippee!

What is your craft and what led to you to take it up?
Sewing. I’ve always been a creative person so technically ‘what led me’ was that instinctual urge to create. One day when I was young, I had the desire to make my doll some clothes and my mother showed me how to thread the sewing machine. It opened a door on a whole world of possible creations with a needle and thread.

What part of your work do you enjoy the most?

I love cutting fabric and starting up new projects. There is such a joy in knowing you are actually going to materialize a creative thought.

What part of your work is the hardest?

Sticking to one project! Like I said, I love starting new projects, so I always have a dozen things going at once.

A top ten list of your favorites...

...handmade possession...

A painting of the Virgin Mary my brother surprised me with.

...item in your shop...
Maybe it’s just because it’s new, but I really love the Eva Skirt. It’s refashioned from a vintage skirt and the lace doily detail is so sweet!

...item you’ve sold...
Pear Diamonds Butcher’s Apron

...item in your favorites list...
Tear Drop Camper – who wouldn’t love to camp out in that?

...Etsy purchase...
Probably the Mini Fabric Journal cover I got from Anodyne Design.

...Etsy shop...

Smock Paper or website...
I really like Flickr. It's so easy to get lost in all the amazing photos there.

...source of inspiration...
That’s hard because it is constantly changing. Mainly, I get a lot of creative juice from the fabric itself—I love natural fibers and vintage prints.

...piece of advice...
It might seem cliché, but be true to yourself.

...rule to break...
*It has to be perfect.*

Now you SERIOUSLY need something special from Liesl, right?? The lucky winner of Liesl's generous giveaway will receive this fabulous Butcher's Apron...

Too cute! Leave a comment here to be entered to win this special prize from
Liesl Made.

For additional entries...

* Become a FAN of Liesl Made on Facebook
* Share this GIVEAWAY using a Facebook link or on Twitter
* Blog about this GIVEAWAY

Be sure an leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be announced on Friday, May 14th! Good luck!

And don't forget... if you'd like to save 20% and shop Liesl Made today, simply note"whimsy house" at check out ~ your discount will be promptly refunded. Enjoy!

XOXO Molly


  1. What a great giveaway, and what a fun shop, I will have to add it to my favorites!

  2. Oh yay - nice interview and photos. I love Liesl Made!

  3. i have been stalking liesl for sometime now. she is great and the apron as well :)

  4. I love Liesl's work and would love to win one of her aprons!!

  5. And I'm now a fan on Facebook :)

  6. Ooh, hooray! I really need an apron. Please enter me? :)

  7. Also I've become a fan on FB. :)

  8. My love affair with aprons continues. Wonderful interview.

  9. i also joined the fb page!!! i need to stay updated

  10. I loved reading this interview. Liesl is charming and her shop is just full of beautiful things!

  11. I am already a fan of Liesl Made on Facebook! :)

  12. I just tweeted about this post here:

  13. I blogged about the interview and giveaway here:

  14. Thanks everyone! Keep spreading the word... Liesl deserves it :)

  15. i love that apron
    great selection of fabric

  16. Hi! This is Tracy, from The Tote Trove at I'd love to enter the giveaway to win this adorable apron!

  17. It's Tracy again. I pasted the link to the giveaway on my FB fan page, which automatically feeds into my Twitter page :)

  18. Wow...great giveaway!

    Super cute blog by the way! =)

  19. Oooh, I just browsed her shop and there are so many things I like there! And now I'm entered to win a great apron. :)

    dke @ centurytel . net

  20. I am in love with that Butcher's Apron! The fabric is so fun!

  21. I just became a fan of Liesl Made on FB

  22. Just shared the giveaway on FB and Twitter! Oh I hope I win!!!

  23. She has great items in her shop.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  24. Great interview and lovely stuff!

  25. Molly - what a fun giveaway I love aprons :)

    What a nice interview too!

  26. beautiful fabric choices, fabulous shop

  27. I don't own an apron, I probably should. I love all of the aprons in her etsy shop, but this one is my favorite!

  28. I am a Liesl Made facebook fan!

  29. I posted a link to the giveaway on my FB fan page.!/PerfectPaperShop

  30. Liesl is one fun, talented girl! I also love your advice and rule to break - sometimes I struggle with those.
    This apron is perfection!

  31. Wonderful apron!

    Thanks for sharing,