July 15, 2011

Featured Friday - Melissaghollis' GIVEAWAY!

FEATURED FRIDAY DOUBLE GOODNESS!!!



Melissaghollis' shop sells fashion scarves, cotton washcloths, baby hats, fingerless gloves and more! She sells washcloths made with one hundred percent cotton yarn. She uses only the softest yarns, nothing rough so that it's smooth against your skin, and soft on baby's new skin.

Bright Soft Fun Pink Green 100% Cotton Washcloth Set (2)Hand Crocheted Spring Thick Cozy Long Yellow Lace Scarf Neck warmerHand Crocheted Valentine Baby Toddler Girl Warm Lace Heart Beanie Hat


MELLISAGHOLLIS is offering a discount code of a whooping 25% off!!! Just use code GIVEAWAY at checkout!  This crafty lady is also giving away a FREE SET OF FACE SCRUBBIES!!
Why do we ladies spend so much unnecessary money on disposable face cleaning pads when you can own a set of adorable and effective reusable face scrubbies. This scrubbie washcloth set is ideal for face washing and make up removal, but can be used as dish scrubbers too. They are soft enough for babies and children too and can make fun little bath washcloths! Would be a great addition to a bath gift set! Easy on both the environment and your wallet! Use, wash and reuse!
Cotton Facial Scrubbie Washcloth Dishcloth Set (3) Pink Green Blue

To be entered in the drawing for the face scrubbies, simply leave a separate comment on this post for each of the following you complete!
Facial Scrubbie Cotton Blue Pink Green Washcloth Dishcloth Pick Your Color Set (3)

 1. Follow ONESEWINGMOMMIE (you are already here)
 2. Follow MELISSAHOLLIS HERE
 3. Like Melissaghollis' facebook page HERE
 4. Tell us your favorite item in Melissa's shop
 5. Leave a comment for every dollar you spend in Melissas shop!
 6. Get 2 Entries when you blog, Facebook, or Twitter about the giveaway!

The drawing will be held and winners announced on July 21st!

Read on to find out more about this crafty lady!


 1. Tell us a little bit about YOU.
My name’s Melissa.  I’m 2 years old and I’m married and a stay at home mom to my 13 month old son, Milo and am expecting a little girl in September.  I live in the Pacific Northwest, so far north that it’s almost Canada. 
2. Tell us about your shop and or blog
In my shop, I sell a little bit of everything.  I started my shop selling things that I was making for friends or family for gifts, and also because with a new little one, I found myself having a lot of down time at night while my husband was at work and I needed a hobby.  I never knew how much work it would take to actually run a shop on etsy.com when I started, and I wish I was a little more prepared, but it’s super fun and I love it.
3. When did you first begin to create?
I learned how to knit when I was 16, my friends mom showed me how.  I then learned how to crochet from a teach yourself kit.  So, I’ve been working with yarn crafts for a little over 4 years now, and I love it. 
4. How would you describe the items you make?
The items that I make are for people who like bright things.  I love love love bright colors.  When I go into a yarn store, the first color that I pick up is always something bright and vibrant.  As far as which type of product I sell, I try to make a little bit of everything.  I make washcloths, face scrubbies, scarves, hats, baby items, fingerless gloves, and I want to start making crochet rugs as well soon.  I am very ambitious J
5. From where does your inspiration come?
I was actually inspired to open my etsy store by a bucket list that I wrote with my husband.  He was bored one day at work and came home and showed me his, so on our way down to his parents’ house (they live 3 hours away) I began to write my own in my journal I had brought.  Because I have always loved farmers markets, I thought about Pike’s Place Market in Seattle and the many times I had been there and how amazed I was that people actually could sell something that they made.  So, on my list I wrote down, “sell something I have made”.  Then, when I had my son, I made him a hat and people started complimenting me on it, and I pretty much opened shop the next day.  And so, I guess my inspiration is just the fact that someone wants to buy the things that I can create with my own hands.  It’s amazing to me!
 6. What do you like to do when you are not creating or blogging?
People have time for things other than creating?! ;) I spend a lot of my time with my son.  My husband works a lot, so he and are a like two peas in a pod.  I also love to write, scrapbook, network, and try to keep my house clean.
7. Tell us a little about where you live in this big old world.
 Like I said before, I live in the pacific northwest near Bellingham, Washington.  I both love and hate it here because although it does rain almost every day of my life, everything up here is so green and beautiful, it almost makes it worth it.  We moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University, which my husband is still attending and will graduate from in the winter, and then who knows where we’ll be.  I hope somewhere where we can own a pool and actually use it ;)
8. Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
In five years, I hope that I am attending classes somewhere and working on a degree.  I would love to be a creative writer, but the more practical part of my brain says I should go to school for accounting. I would like to own my own home since we are in a 2 bedroom apartment right now and it is definitely getting cozy.  I would like to have traveled somewhere other than the only three states that I have been to, Washington, Oregon and California.  I also hope that I am still creating in five years, whether my shop remains on etsy or farmers markets, or where ever.  I really value the creative process, and I would hate for that not to be part of my life.

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10 comments:

Nicole said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm following your blog (and get ready for way too many comments following this one! haha).

Nicole said...

Aannnd I'm following HER blog.

Nicole said...

And I'm a fan of her facebook page, from my facebook page here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/TrifleWares/172070136179952

Nicole said...

my favorite item from her etsy is definitely the face scrubbies! I have wanted some for FOREVER!

Nicole said...

also posted the link on my facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/TrifleWares/172070136179952

Nicole said...

And this is my second entry for the facebook thing!

Angel said...

I follow One Sewing Mommie

Angel said...

I follow her facebook page

Angel said...

I follow her blog

Angel said...

I love her fingerless gloves!