Monday, May 16, 2011

may sponsors giveaway

Hello! The name's Izabelle and I live in sunny California with my smelly french bulldog, Lily. I'm 1/3 of Boojiboo, the apron making trio who loves all things retro.I've been sewing since I was eight but only started working for my Mom full-time a few years ago. Having her as a boss was a bit strange at first but I quickly adjusted. It's not as laid back as people think but that's just how I like it. My mom, sister, and I each have our own area of expertise (I do the computer-related things) but also share sewing, designing, and packing responsibilities.

I do what I do because it makes me happy. I tried doing the "normal" thing by getting a "real" job after university but it sucked the life out of me. No one should dread waking up in the morning, and now thanks to Boojiboo, I don't!

When I'm not working I'm either crocheting, knitting, getting tattooed, or hugging my dog.

To find inspiration for aprons I like vintage catalogs. Not only do I see clothing but also weird contraptions, accessories, shoes, and appliances! So fun to see how different things are nowadays.
For crafty inspiration I browse flickr.com and/or ravelry.com. I love seeing what others make and how they interpret patterns.

Staring at a needle and fabric for hours on end can get boring so I usually have one of these playing in the background:
Albums-Gorilla Manor by Local Natives, 21 by Adele, or Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons

I can knit and crochet without looking so I use that time to catch up on movies and TV. Some of my faves:
TV-American Pickers, Auction Kings, Dexter, and Grey's Anatomy (I know, I know)
Movie-Pride and Prejudice. I can watch it over and over and over...Mr. Darcy, I die! *swoon*

I'm so so so excited to be featured on Windshield Diaries and am happy to offer a reader an apron of their choice from my store, Boojiboo.com. They're all hand made by my mom, sister, and myself so rest assured you're getting an apron made with love :)

You can find Izabelle here: SHOP | BLOG

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Hi, I'm Stephanie, I am a recent graduate just trying to fill my newly free time with crafting and blogging. I live in Ohio with my chihuahua puppy and boyfriend. I've just opened my shop, and can't wait to create new and pretty things as it grows!

I make fabric button accessories like rings, hairpins, and necklaces. I scour my local thrift stores for vintage scarves, clothes, and fabrics and turn them into fun jewelry. I have always loved fabric button jewelry, but could never find a style that fit me, so I decided to create my own.

Basically, my inspiration is whatever I think looks fun. I get a lot of input from my friends and boyfriend, but if I would wear it, then I make it :)

My current favorite music is Regina Spektor. I have been hooked on her older albums lately. As always, my favorite books are the Harry Potter series, and I even have an HP themed tattoo in the works!

One of my favorite quotes is by Sylvia Plath: "Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences." I try to live by this quote every day, and my blog and shop are the two places I document my life and my interests. Please stop by and say hello!!

Stephanie is very generously offering Windshield Diaries readers 15% off with the code CAPOW

You can find Stephanie here: SHOP | BLOG

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Now for the giveaway details!

Izabelle is giving away an apron of your choice!




Stephanie is giving away this adorable fabric button ring from her shop!

How To Enter:
1. You must be a follower of Windshield Diaries to qualify.
2. Comment on this post and tell us what you would bake while wearing your new apron and ring if you won!
(please be sure to leave an email address is your comment so that we can get in touch with the lucky winner!)

For Bonus Entries:
-Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to include @capowcapow in your tweet so that I can find it) then leave a comment telling us you tweeted.
-Like Windshield Diaries on facebook, then leave a comment telling us you liked us!
-Follow Izabelle and Stephanie's blogs, then come back and leave a comment telling us you did it!

Entries will be accepted until Saturday, May 21, 11:59pm Eastern Time

One winner will be chosen (via Random.org)!

40 comments:

  1. I would make some homemade blondies in the swankie get up :) littlegemsbykari@yahoo.com

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  2. Unfortunately I can't bake due to a non-working oven, but if I could, I would make some dark chocolate chip cookies - simple and classic.

    kittyvicious[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. ... and I twattered!

    http://twitter.com/#!/motherAWESOME/status/70129196336291840

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  4. awesome giveaway!!
    i would bake cupcakes!!!!!! :)

    lily.juliao@gmail.com

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  5. and I liked on FB as Lee Lee Jara ;)

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  6. I would bake SO MANY cupcakes!

    sollasollew7@hotmail.com

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  7. awesome! i've been wanting a cute apron for awhile. i'd make some tiramisu... or peanut butter cupcakes because tiramisu is probably really freakin hard to do.

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  8. Also tweeted!

    sollasollew7@hotmail.com

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  9. I would love to make some chocolate covered strawberries (I know its not officially baking but they're sooo good!)

    melika228@aol.com

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  10. I liked you on FB too (as Melissa Stone).

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  11. cute giveaway! i would wear that apron when i baked my artichokes ;)

    mylittleartichoke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Since I already own (and LOVE) a Boojiboo apron, I'd give it to my teenage daughter and we would bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch in our matching aprons. She'd also take the ring, without my permission of course. ;)
    mamiecole24@gmail.com

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  13. I "liked" you on FB. :)

    mamiecole24@gmail.com

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  14. I would bake cookies with my little boy in my new apron, and that ring would probably end up in my little girl's hands :)
    chenvacation at gmail.com

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  15. I have a cupcake Boojiboo, so I think that of course, I'd have to make moist chocolate cupcakes with creamy, dreamy peanut butter icing and sprinkled lightly with graham cracker crumbs...I mean, who doesn't LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together??

    robin.stolinski@gmail.com

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  16. I would bake some yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Or some Earl Grey tea muffins. Or a loaf of bread. Or brownies. Heck, I bake almost every single day!!

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  17. "LIKED" Windshield Diaries Blog on Facebook *Sarah Keeter (smrfchic @ gmail)

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  18. i'm a follower! and i would make chocolate chip cookies of course :)

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  19. i am also a follower of both izzabelle's and stephanie's blogs :)

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  20. i also tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/thecuriouspug/status/70652875142991872

    thanks for the chance!

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  21. I would bake my favorite blueberry coffee cake :)

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  22. Oh, I would just love to win!

    I am learning to cook Cambodian food for my husband, and so that is what I'd be baking up in my new apron:) I can picture it now, sigh.

    I liked your fb page, and am a blog follower also!

    my email is burnside dot sarah at gmail dot com


    Thank you for offering up a fun giveaway!

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  23. I love the second apron !!! And, that ring is so super cute! I'd be wearing them when I cook with the kiddies :-)

    I'm a follower! :)

    lisagoneaussie at gmail.com

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  24. I would bake some coconut kookies, even if I dont like anything with coconut, its my husband favourite :)

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  25. I liked Facebook too :)
    kkatarina0@gmail.com (ups forgot email adress in the above post :P )

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  26. I folllow Izabelle´s blog on my google reader and I tryed to go to her blog and set myself as follower but couldnt find the link :) and Stephanies links to the blog seem to be broken :) so I cant follow her blog :)

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  27. I've been craving brownies for ages and I have the easiest/best recipe that's been calling my name! I'd don that sweet little apron, slip that ring on my finger and leaf through my recipe book. Then I'd whip up some gooey fudgy brownies and eat the entire pan! Haha! I'd definitely eat most of them, but let's say it would probably take me a couple days, right?

    little.mrs.biscuit@gmail.com

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  28. I'm Izabelle's newest follower! I can't get over how cute Lily is!!!

    little.mrs.biscuit@gmail.com

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  29. I follow you via Google Friend Connect. :)
    I would bake some yummy vegan pineapple upside down cake. :)

    hhenning1@hotmail.com aka Brewmaven

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  30. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  31. I would bake some cupcakes!

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  32. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/alittleumbrella/status/71822663185731584

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  33. I like you on Facebook.

    {facebook.com/a.little.umbrella}

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  34. I Follow Izabelle and Stephanie's blogs

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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