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

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Healing Maggie Grace

Everyone enjoys a good raffle with amazing prizes, right? How about a raffle with amazing prizes AND amazing benefits???

My angel-of-a-friend Mary Ann and her friend Jen have organized an incredible raffle to help out their blogging pal who recently received some heart wrenching news:

"Last week I found out one of my dear blogging friends and fellow artist Teresa of Maggie Graces Creates has kidney cancer... and has to have her kidney removed... and has a $5000 insurance deductible. She went from thinking she had a kidney stone, making the best of it and joking about it on her Facebook page to this. My heart sank when she told me the news. I felt so helpless clear across the country, with no resources to help. Or so I thought. Then I chatted with my dear friend Mary Ann who knows and loves Teresa like I do, and we came up with a plan." ~ from the healing maggie grace blog

And a raffle to help Teresa was born! Reports have it that she is doing well post-surgery which is a blessing indeed. You can help bless this special lady again by entering to win one of the crazy wild awesome raffle packages or you can donate direct or simply send your good wishes her way. It all helps. The power of friendship truly heals. **HUGS**
XOXO Molly

P.S. Whimsy House earrings are included in today's raffle package... head over to check it out - a TRULY fabulous lot of goodness if up for grabs! Healing Maggie Grace Spread the word!

Monday, May 3, 2010

dainty daisies

I was honored to be the featured artist at dainty daisies this past Saturday during Gallery Night in downtown Oshkosh, WI. I thought you might enjoy a couple peeks into Michelle's wonderful shop...

yoyo tanks

camp skirts

ohh... the handmade goodness!

my "featured artist" display
Everything at dainty daisies is handmade and wonderful! Michelle started the shop to sell her handmade clothing line and branched out to include goods from other handmade artists - 18 to date! The shop is a wonderland of treasures... truly unique and one of a kind in every way. I would suggest you visit someday soon. Enjoy!
XOXO Molly