Recently, I was lucky enough to win an awesome crayon roll up from Freckles Galore, through a giveaway from the wonderful blog Mother of 1 Princess and 2 Princes. I chose the Puppy Love print, but there are all sorts of fun fabrics to choose from. Crayon roll ups are a fun and functional way to tote your little one's crayons anywhere you need them to go - to resaurants, on long car rides, to grandma's house, you name it! And best of all, these roll ups come preloaded with crayons, so you're ready to go!
Let's get to know Carrie from Freckles Galore a bit better!
Please introduce yourself and your shop.
MY NAME IS CARRIE AND MY SHOP IS FRECKLES GALORE AT www.frecklesgalore.etsy.com. I AM CURRENTLY A STAY AT HOME MOM OF 3 WONDERFUL KIDS, AND A WIFE TO A WONDERFUL HUSBAND.
How did you decide on your shop name? What does it mean?
WHILE THINKING ON A SHOP NAME, I WANTED SOMETHING CUTE AND SOMETHING EASY TO REMEMBER. I ALSO WANTED SOMETHING THAT REFLECTED ME AND MY KIDS. I CHOSE FRECKLES GALORE BECAUSE ALL OF MY KIDS HAVE FRECKLES BUT MY OLDEST DAUGHTER AND I HAVE FRECKLES GALORE!!!!
How did your business get its start?
I STARTED MY SHOP SHORTLY AFTER MEETING A FRIEND OF MINE WHO MAKES AND SELLS BEAUTIFUL HAIRBOWS ON ETSY..www.preciousangelbows.etsy.com. SHE INTRODUCED ME TO ETSY AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE IDEA OF SELLING MY CREATIONS AND MAKING SOME MUCH NEEDED EXTRA MOOLAH FOR OUR FAMILY! I STARTED OUT JUST SELLING CRAYON ROLL UPS AND DRESSES. I HAVE LOVED ADDING NEW AND UNIQUE THINGS TO MY SHOP AND ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW IDEAS TO COME MY WAY!
What is your personal favorite item in your shop?
MY FAVORITE ITEM? DO I REALLY HAVE TO CHOOSE ONE? i GUESS IT WOULD BE THE CRAYON ROLL UPS! I LOVE SEEING THE CREATIVITY OF MY KIDS COME OUT WHILE THEY COLOR! IT IS AN EASY ENTERTAINER WHILE WE ARE OUT AND ABOUT! THE CRAYON ROLLS HAVE BEEN A SANITY SAVER WHILE IN CHURCH OR IN A WAITING ROOM SOMEWHERE. I LOVE USING THE SOFT FLANNEL AND THE WIDE RIBBON. KIDS LOVE SOFT THINGS AND THE WIDE RIBBON IS EASIER FOR LITTLE FINGERS TO TIE. THEY FIT IN A DIAPER BAG OR PURSE AND CAN BE TAKEN ANYWHERE!
What is your favorite crafty activity? Are there any particular crafts you'd love to learn?
I LOVE TO QUILT! MY MOM TAUGHT ME WHILE I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY SECOND CHILD. I AM ADDICTED! RECENTLY I HAVE STARTED MAKING BABY RAG QUILTS WITH MATCHING PEE PEE DOMES TO GIVE AS BABY SHOWER GIFTS.
SOMEONE RECENTLY GAVE ME A SMOCKING MACHINE. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN! NOW I JUST HAVE TO FIND TIME TO FIGURE IT OUT AND GIVE IT A TRY! THIS MAY BE SOMETHING I ADD TO MY SHOP IN THE FUTURE!
What do you love to do? What makes you smile?
I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY! MY KIDS KEEP ME SMILING. I LOVE TO LISTEN TO THEM PLAY AND...THE THINGS THEY COME UP WITH!!! MY FAMILY IS SUCH A PRECIOUS GIFT AND A DREAM COME TRUE!!!
Here are just a few of the many great crayon roll ups sold by Freckles Galore!
You can purchase your very own crayon roll up from Freckles Galore for just $7!
I love my crayon roll up, and I just know you would love one, too. That's why I was so excited when Carrie agreed to sponsor a giveaway here on Twee Poppets! She has generously agreed to award one lucky US winner ANY one crayon roll up from the FrecklesGalore Etsy shop. Thanks, Carrie!
Please be sure to leave your email address in at least one entry (preferably all entries); I will do my best to find your email address if you're the winner, but if I have no way to contact you, you cannot win! For complete giveaway rules, please see the "Giveaways" section under the "The Fine Print" page. Winning entries WILL be checked to ensure qualification, so please be honest! :)
Mandatory Entry (Must be completed before any other entries will qualify!)
- Visit the FrecklesGalore Etsy shop and tell me which crayon roll up you might choose if you are the winner!
Bonus Entries (Please leave a separate comment for each entry! If it's worth 3 entries, please leave 3 separate comments!)
- 2 Extra Entries: Publicly follow Twee Poppets with Google Friend Connect. (Click the "Follow" button under the "Followers" section at the top of the main page.)
- 3 Extra Entries: Subscribe to Twee Poppets via email (must be activated to count). (Enter your email address under the "Subscribe Via Email!" section on the left hand side of the main page and click the "Subscribe" button.)
- 1 Extra Entry: Add FrecklesGalore as a favorite shop on Etsy.
- 1 Extra Entry: Mark your 3 favorite FrecklesGalore listings as favorites on Etsy.
- 1 Extra Entry: Give Carrie a suggestion for an item she can add to her shop - something not many other Etsy sellers carry!
- 1 Extra Entry: Follow @FrecklesGalore on Twitter. (Include your Twitter ID with your entry.)
- 1 Extra Entry: Follow @TweePoppets on Twitter. (Include your Twitter ID with your entry.)
- 1 Extra Entry: Tweet about this giveaway (may be done once daily for one entry per tweet). You may use this tweet: Win ANY crayon roll up from the @FrecklesGalore Etsy shop! Enter to win @TweePoppets: http://tiny.cc/WinFreckles (Ends 6/6)
- 2 Extra Entries: Become a fan of ("like") Twee Poppets on Facebook. (Click this link or the button under the "Follow on Facebook!" section on the left hand side of the main page.)
- 2 Extra Entries: Become a fan of ("like") Freckles Galore on Facebook.
- 2 Extra Entries: Grab my button and add it to your blog or website. Let me know where I can find it! (Copy and paste the code that is in the "Grab My Button!" section on the left hand side of the main page.)
- 3 Extra Entries: Blog about Twee Poppets. Leave a link to the blog entry in your comment. Please be sure to mention this giveaway and link back to Twee Poppets (http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com) and the FrecklesGalore Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/frecklesgalore). Your blog must have at least 10 followers on Google Friend Connect to be eligible. Blogs entries must be at least 50 words long to count; must be a dedicated post (not just part of another post). Please include a link to your blog post in your comment.
- 3 Extra Entries: Pledge to blog about what you won if you are the winner of this giveaway. This is based on the honor system - if you promise to blog if you win, please do. Please be sure to mention this giveaway and link back to Twee Poppets (http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com) and the FrecklesGalore Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/frecklesgalore). Your blog must have at least 10 followers on Google Friend Connect to be eligible. Blog entries must be at least 50 words long to count; must be a dedicated post (not just part of another post).
- 10 Extra Entries: Make a purchase from the FrecklesGalore Etsy shop. Be sure to let Carrie know that Twee Poppets sent you!
Contest will end at 11:59pm PST on June 6th, 2010. Winner will be chosen via random number generator. Winner will be contacted by me (email@example.com) and will have 48 hours to respond before he or she forfeits the prize and a new winner is chosen. Open to mailing addresses in the US only.