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December of Giveaways – Week 2!

Our week 2 winner is Julie of Coco and Cocoa!

To enter to win Week 3, go here.

This week’s giveaway is this adorable red vintage sequin bow ring:

pinittowinit2The ring is made of a vintage sequin and beaded applique, carefully backed with matching felt, and attached to an adjustable metal ring base that fits most sizes. A great cocktail ring for holiday parties!

It’s Easy to Enter: 

1. If you don’t already follow us on Pinterest, follow us here.

2. Pin the “Pin It to Win It” image to any of your boards on Pinterest. If you don’t have a Pin It button on your toolbar, use the one at the end of this blog post.

3. Comment on this blog post with your Pinterest username.

You can enter a maximum of once a day by completing steps 1-3.

The Week 2 giveaway will last through Sunday, 12/15/13. Open to US residents. Winner will be randomly chosen, and announced Monday, 12/16/13, on this blog page, our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the winner will be contacted via the email listed with the account they use to comment (if possible.) Winner must respond via email (buymelovestore@gmail.com) within 48 hours, or another winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck, and happy pinning!

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Friday’s Favorites – Baby, it’s cold outside!

The view from our living room.

The view from our living room.

If you’re in the DFW area, you’re most likely at home, because the schools and businesses are closed due to the unusually icy weather dramatically labeled the “Icepocalypse.”

So, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a book or movie, a cuddly blanket, an animal or two, and maybe even finish up some Christmas shopping online.

You can enter to win this week’s pin it to win it prize, a handmade fascinator from our Etsy shop:

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Some members of our team are having special sales for the occasion. Just enter code ICEICEBABY at checkout. (I love the coupon code!) Receive 25%  OFF a purchase of $15.00 or more from Buy Me Love through Sunday!

Plus, if you make a purchase from any Etsy Fort Worth team member this month, you can enter to win a prize package worth $100, plus coupons for January!

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Order from our shop and receive 15% OFF your purchase in January.

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Take a look at some of our favorite Etsy Fort Worth member items that make perfect gifts! (Click to view the listing.)

Stackable Multicolor Gemstones (Your Choice of Color) Knotted Brown Cord Bracelet - Yoga Jewelry

Hand-spun Hand-dyed Yarn, "Ravenclaw," 160 yds, Turquoise and Brown, 90/10 Merino Angelina Nylon Glitz

naked. naturally. Soap. No Fragrance. No Dyes. No Worries

Sugar Skull Stuffed Ornament

Rebel Bunny Embroidered Christmas Stocking

Filigree Magnetic Bookmark

Valentine Necklace - Purple Swarovski Crystal Wild Heart Pendant with Oxidized Sterling Silver Chain - Large 27mm pendant - Sweet On You

Shaving Soap "Winter Woods" Cedar Patchouli  Vegetarian Essential Oil Men/Women

Fused Glass Christmas Tree Ornament

The Bohemian Bag Pattern By Designer: Lila Tueller

 

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A December of Giveaways!

12/9: Our winner is Margaret of Hearts and Home!

Comments for the first week’s giveaway are closed.

Our team, Etsy Fort Worth, is hosting a fantastic giveaway this month. Make a purchase from any Etsy shop in the team from 12/3/13 to 12/24/13, and enter to win a prize package, including a $25 Etsy gift card, and gift-able prizes! At checkout, you’ll also receive an exclusive coupon code from participating shops to use in January. Visit the team blog for more info.

In addition to being a part of the team giveaway, we’re hosting our own December of Giveaways! Each week this month, we’ll post one of our handmade items for you to pin and win.*

This week’s prize is a handmade heart shaped feather fascinator:

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This sweet hair accessory is made from red lamé, and covered in velvet trim, a red millinery rose, and black and white marabou feathers. Attached to a black hair comb. Valued at $22.50.

Here’s another photo for size reference:

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3 Easy Steps to Enter: 

1. Follow us on Pinterest.

2. Pin the “Pin it to win it!” image on any one of your Pinterest boards. (If you do not have a “Pin It” button on your browser, scroll to the bottom of this blog post and click the “Pinterest” button, then select the “Pin it to win it!” image.)

3. Comment below with your Pinterest name. (On Pinterest, select your boards in the upper right corner, then look at the name at the end of the URL for your boards page.)

Just one pin and comment is all it takes to enter, but you’re welcome to pin and comment once a day throughout the week. Obviously, the more days you pin and comment, the more chances you have of winning!

The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this blog post on Monday, 12/9. We’ll also announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter, and contact the winner via the email address listed on the account they use when commenting. Winner must respond by email (buymelovestore@gmail.com) within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen.

*Valid to US residents only.

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December of Giveaways – Week 2!

Today begins our second giveaway!

This week, enter to win this sparkling vintage sequin bow ring:

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The ring is made from a vintage applique, attached to an adjustable metal ring base that fits most sizes. The back of the bow is carefully covered with matching felt for a soft, finished look. Perfect to wear at holiday parties!

How to enter:

1. Now through Sunday, 12/15/13, follow us on Pinterest.

2. Then, pin this giveaway to one of your boards by using the Pin It button on your browser, or the one at the end of this blog post.

3. Finally, comment with your pinterest name (the name that appears at the end of the URL for your boards page.)

The winner will be chosen randomly based on the comments made, and will be announced here on this blog post on Monday, 12/16. Winner will also be announced on Facebook and Twitter, and the winner will be contacted by the email address associated with the account they use to comment below.

Open to US residents. Enter up to once a day throughout the week by repeating steps 1-3. Voting will close at the end of the day Sunday, 12/15.

Good luck and happy pinning!

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Handmade Holidays 2012 & What I’m Making

So excited to be a part of Etsy817’s Handmade Holidays again this year! Last year we had the show in one of the gyms in the UTA activity center, but this year it’s in Arlington’s Lincoln Square, which is a large shopping center on the north side of the city. The team leaders were able to find a couple of spaces available for rent, and are currently hoping to upgrade to the larger space due to the massive amounts of vendor applications sent in this year. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the bigger space comes through, because it’s going to be an awesome show already. If you’re in the area and interested in more info, check out the Etsy817 blog here.

Since the show is going to be here before we know it (in early December,) Mom and I are both in serious creative mode. I’ve been hanging on to some pretty crocheted pieces my grandmother made and left to us, wondering what I should do with them, when it hit me. I’ve been into the trend of body harnesses and jewelry for a long time now. In fact, one of my favorite treasures is a beaded hand harness (ring/bracelet combo) that my grandmother gave me for Christmas years and years ago. Now, of course, it’s this huge trend, and I’ve been thinking of ways I could make the trend my own to sell in the shop. Enter the crocheted squares, hearts, teardrops, flowers, and circles that have been taking up space in one of my many plastic storage containers! So, I started hand beaded each of them, adding charms and buttons, picturing how each piece would lay as jewelry. Add chain, and you have very fall & winter appropriate shoulder and body harnesses.

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So, what do you think? It takes a certain person to brave body harnesses, I think, but I’m one of those people! I hope that these pieces are distinct enough that people will want to wear them over sweaters and blazers as the weather gets cooler. If you’d like to make your own, easy and understated chain body harness, take a look at this easy to follow tutorial.

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Fresh & Clean

I didn’t realize how much I missed making Etsy treasuries until I finished this one at about midnight. 🙂

Click on the image to check out these beautiful items and the shops where they belong.

 

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Make It Monday – A Cheap, In-Home Art Installment

Hey guys, it’s good to be back! The break has been great so far, and I’ve also gotten a lot done.

I was browsing through design*sponge’s DIY section (again) when I stumbled on the clothespin mirror that had caught my eye before.

Click here for the mirror tutorial!

I’ve always had a fascination with the simplicity of design in utilitarian things like clothespins and paper clips. We didn’t necessarily need another mirror in the apartment, although I looked for one just in case, so I decided to create a funky art installment in the newly empty entryway (RIP Bandit & Rogue, our little mischevious rats.) After buying about 150 clothespins for $4 at Dollar Tree, I came home and grabbed some steel wire I already had lying around. If you don’t have steel wire just “lying around,” you can pick a spool up at a hardware store for a few dollars. Then, I created circular shapes with the wire and covered the shapes in hot-glued clothespins. Et viola! A less-than-ten-dollar, funky, retro collection of what looks to me like clothespin “bubbles” in mid-pop.

The first of a collection of clothespin "bubbles."

They’re not perfect, but I like them. I can’t wait to add a few more (I still have clothespins left,) wrapping onto the adjoining wall. By the way, aren’t our cinderblocks just lovely? The brown plastic baseboards add a nice touch, I think. 😉 Hence the attempt to warm things up a bit and make the place feel like home! This is a great, quick, weekend or evening project that you can do by yourself or easily get kids involved.

Tell me what you think – do you/would you use office supplies to decorate your place?

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