Tuesday, September 14, 2010

O.C. Styles Giveaway!

As I was doing my daily browse through Etsy, I came across a fantastic shop called O.C. Styles.  Michelle, is so creative, and makes the cutest things!  She sells everything from handmande clutches and diaper bags, to trick or treat goodie bags!  She loves custom orders, and her items make the perfects gifts for any occasion.  These are just a few of my favorites items in Michelle's shop:
football clutch/diaper bag

autumn apron                                       trick or treat bag

fobkey wristlet

I thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A to get to know this Etsy seller.

How long have you been doing this, and how did you begin?
I have been sewing since I was a young girl & inspired by my family members who are all very creative. I have had an Etsy shop for a little over 2 years & before that I was doing private "trunk shows" --so OC Styles has been around for 3 years.  The way it began was when I made purse & a coffee cuff "Java Bling" for myself & my friends saw them & had to have them. So I started making them for my friends and it took off from there.

What is your favorite item you sell, and what is your most popular?
One of my favorite items is the Java Bling--coffee sleeve & the crayon keepers. They are so much fun to make & so very different from each other. My purses are the most popular item, but during the holidays, Java Blingz are super popular. The card holders & the checkbook cozies are also very popular.
What do you like to do in your free time?
When I do have free time...I spend it with friends & my family. My 5 year old daughter is a lot of fun & my husband & I love hanging out with her at movies or outdoors, at Disneyland or just playing in the pool or the backyard. We also love to host pool parties & BBQ's in our backyard with all of our friends.
Tell me a little about yourself!
I am a mom & a wife. I have been married for 9 years & I have a 5 year old daughter and a sweet doggie who is 7 years old. We have lived in California for 16 years, & before that, both my husband and I grew up in a very small town in southern Indiana. My favorite part of it all is a few things...I get to create items for someone special everyday. I love when I get an order from some place far away like Finland, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia. It's great meeting so many people in my shop from all over the world. I love knowing that someone, some where is carrying one of my items in their purse, or even using one of my purses in their wedding. It's really fun to see what people request for custom items.

Michelle is generously giving one of my readers a $20 gift certificate to her Etsy shop!

Required Entry:(please leave email address with one of  your entries)
Visit O.C. Styles and comment on what you will buy if you win!

Extra Entries:
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Contest ends Friday September 24, at 11:59 pm.  Winner will be choosen via random.org, and contacted via email.
Good Luck!

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