Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mid Week Feature #2

I'm going to start these Mid-week Features every single Wednesday! Some will have giveaways, some will have some awesome discounts for you (the readers!) and ALL of them will feature some really amazing handmade artists!

Today's feature is Megan from Seattle, Washington over at Bellflower Textiles.

What is your craft?
I sew hip, modern baby and toddler clothes and accessories, home decor items, and personal accessories like coffee sleeves and brooches out of bright, colorful fabric.

How long have you been crafting?
I've been a quilter for about 20 years and opened my Etsy shop in 2008.

Other than crafting, what else do you do?
I'm a stay at home mom, writer and editor, freelance grant researcher, obsessive quilter and reader, long term blogger, and all around busy person. I have a million projects going at once.

What is your favorite part about what you create?
Definitely picking fabrics and playing with colors. I love and am so inspired by all the wonderful fabrics out there! Lately I'm really in love with the great Japanese fabrics available online -- such amazing stuff.

If you could change anything about your craft, would you?
I wish I had more time to do it - most of my crafting is done during my daughter's nap (she's two) or in a really brief period in the evening when my family doesn't need me.

Any words of advice for your fellow crafters or those who may be starting up?
Make time! Even if you only have a little bit of time, doing what you love feeds your soul.

Where else can we find you?
Check out my blog at:
Follow me on twitter at:

I just love Megan's shop.. it's so much fun!

I know you're asking right now.. "How could this feature get any better, Amanda? We've got a terrific featured seller, some gorgeous photography, I'm almost on information overload!"
Okay.. brace yourselves!

Megan will be giving away one of her FABULOUS coffee/tea cozy sleeves right here on this blog!

This sweet sock monkey cozy can be yours!

Here's how you can enter this awesome giveaway!
*Post one (and only one!) comment on this post, telling me one thing you love from Megan's shop, Bellflower Textiles.

Want some extra credit? We all do! Here's how!
For one extra entry:
1) Follow me, using the little widget on the sidebar with the thumbnail pictures. You know what it is! Comment one extra time saying you did this. (Sorry, if you're already following it doesn't count!)
2) Tweet about this giveaway on your twitter account! Send me a DM or a reply message (@rocksmyworld) letting me know and post another comment on here for it.
3) Blog about this giveaway. Include a picture from Megan's shop (copy one of these pictures from here if you'd like!) and a link to this blog post. Surf back over here and post another comment, including a link to your blog post, letting me know that you did that.
If you don't have a blog, email 5 of your friends about this giveaway and send a copy to me as well. Click
for my address
4) For THREE extra entries, make a purchase at Megan's shop and comment here THREE times. Put "VRMW GIVEAWAY ENTRY" in Notes to Seller at checkout if you do this. I will double-check with Megan, so don't lie or I'll figure it out!

***PLEASE make sure to leave an email address, etsy username, or some way to contact you in case you win!

This giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, February 3rd. At that time (but probably in the morning once I wake up!) I'll contact the winner. If I do not get a response after 48 hours, a new winner will be picked. Once I get an address to ship to, Megan will ship it out to you within 7 days and you'll have it to enjoy!

Thanks for reading, and come back next week for another feature!

Want to be a featured seller? Fill out an application form here or you can find it on the sidebar at any time!


Lindsey said...

I love all of her items, especially the coffe cozys, but the one I like the most is this one:

amanda said...

i love the cupcake cozy!!!!

Jayme said...

i love the pencil and crayon rolls! seriously, where were these when I was kid?

JeLowe said...

I love the Pencil Roll - Hedgehogs In Love. I've always loved Pencil & Crayon Rolls!

Ambermayhem said...

Love the tooth fairy pillows! What a great idea!

Angie said...

I like the Pencil Roll Hedgehogs in Love! I love the name!

Nice giveaway!

Megan Rublaitus said...

I must say, she embodies all that I wish to accomplish: bright colors, happy things, and most of all, cutesy cozies!!!! :)

If I had money, I'd buy one. :(

I hope I win!


Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I just found out my 2 year old Grandson now loves dinosaurs. So...

The dino T is my fave :)

Emily said...

Her shop is really cute! I love this tooth pillow!

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Carolyn G said...

Her stuff is so darling. I love it. I especially like the crayon holder,

Ale said...

I love that hedgehogs in love pencil case!!! :D so cute! (would work great for knitting needles ;-) )
My etsy name is Sphinxy.

Ale said...

Twitted too ;-)

~ Michelle ~ said...

Sock monkey coffee cozy! My fave.