Sunday, February 28, 2010

yahoo! I won!

A couple of weeks ago,


I entered a giveaway 
on one of my favorite blogs ...

I rarely ever win anything.
(Although I did win this fun purse
and this fun little zip pouch last year.)

and, this time, I won this great yellow purse!!


Isn't it lovely?
I just made a fun new yellow scarf, 
and I'm pretty sure it's a match made in heaven!

And look what else Liesl included in the package!!!


A fun plastic grocery bag holder


and a pretty flowered makeup pouch!
How generous is she??!!??

And look at how fun the package was that she mailed everything in :


Isn't that awesome?
She stitched the paper together to create her own mailer.
So creative!!!

Thanks Liesl! 
 I love all my fun goodies!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hoot Hoot ...


So, last week, I got an email from a new customer
asking if I had any owl fabric for coffee cozies.
She wanted to order some for her sorority sisters, since owls are their mascot.
  She's in Chi Omega.

This is where the story gets fun ...
You see, my mom was a Chi-O when she was in college.
As a result, she collected owl stuff,
and to this day, whenever I see an owl, I am reminded of my mom.

That's why I named my business Red Owl Designs ...
well, red for my favorite color, of course,
and owl for my mom.
It makes me feel like she's in this with me, 
and that makes me happy.

SO ...
when Emma asked about the owl fabric,
I was happy to help ...
I offered to order some owl fabric in for her
to make some custom cozies for her sisters
(Little did she know that I am ALWAYS looking for an excuse to buy fabric!)

This is the super-fun fabric that she chose ...
I'm hoping to pair it with the pink polka dot that I already have in my shop.

So ... as of yesterday, this lovely is making its way to me from Kentucky.
I seriously cannot wait for it to arrive.
 I might have ordered a bit of extra to make some cozies for the shop, too.
I couldn't resist.

What I also couldn't resist was picking up some of this fabric as well :


I mean ... look at it.
Isn't it adorable??
I've been coveting this one for a good while now,
and I used the other purchase as an excuse to just go ahead and buy it.
Why not, right?
I'm excited to know that it will be living in my studio very soon!!
:o)

Stay tuned ... it won't be long before all of these little owlies 
will be making an appearance in the shop!

PS - Thanks to Emma for encouraging me to finally take the plunge!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NEW Winners!

OK ... so my original giveaway winners never contacted me, 


so I did a new drawing just now, 
and the lucky NEW winners are :

KATIE BIGBIE
I heart this girl ... she's a dear friend, 
and she has a super-fun blog.
You should go visit it.
Katie, you won a personalized cozy!  
So, just let me know which one you'd like, and what initial you'd like on it.
Yay!

AND ...
the runner-up is Amanda Corley.
She won a reversible cozy of her choice from my shop.

Congratulations, girls!
(and thank you for playing by the rules and already giving me your contact info when you entered!)

If you didn't win this time around,
don't worry ...
there will be more opportunities!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Football and Paris ...

 I am not a huge football fan.
Don't get me wrong ... I enjoy a good game once in a while.
And, I have a couple of teams that I will always cheer for.
Namely, Clemson and whatever team Brett Favre is playing on.

When it comes to the Superbowl,
I have to admit that I watch it primarily for the commercials
(Although this year's game was really good, and I did actually get into it)

I was a good bit disappointed in this year's commercials,
although I was happy to see the one with Tim Tebow.

But my very favorite commercial was this one ...



Makes me smile every time.
(I know ... I'm so predictable)

Stay tuned ... 
I'll do another drawing (hopefully tomorrow) for those cozies 
since the original winners never contacted me.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Good News & Bad News ...

OK ... so today, there's some good news, 
and there's some bad news.



The good news is that I'm anxious to get coffee cozies 
to my giveaway winners ... Heather O'Donnell and Carey Gibbons.  

The bad news is that neither of these ladies 
have contacted me to give me their information.  

SO ... in fairness to everyone else who entered the giveaway, 
I'm asking that the winners contact me 
by Monday, February 8th 
with their information,
or I'll have to draw another winner! 
(which could spell good news for another lucky person!)

So ...
Heather & Carey ...
I hope to hear from you soon!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

As promised,


This evening I chose a winner at random
(using random.org!)
for my recent giveaway.

And the winner is ...
(drumroll please)

Heather O'Donnell
Heather chose this cozy to be personalized.
(Good choice, Heather ... I love these fabrics!)
Heather, please contact me so that I can get your info and get this cozy out to you!

And ... 
... because I wasn't really ready for the giveaway to be over so quickly,
I went ahead and chose a "runner up"
(It's my giveaway, and I'll do what I want, right?)
SO ...

Carey Gibbons ... Congratulations!  You're the runner up!
I'll send you a non-personalized version of this cozy (the one you picked).
Please contact me so that I can get your info.

Thanks to everyone who entered!
We'll do this again soon.
I heart giveaways!