Ok so the very lucky winner of the Niblejacks felt flower brooch is Miss Judy Bloom. Congrats hun, I have emailed you, so if you can send me your address I will get the item sent asap.
Onto this weeks giveaway and this is possibly the best I have had so far ladies so listen up. This weeks prize comes from Red Ruby Rose Etsy Store. The amazing woman behind this makes the most beautiful little purses and clutch bags. And she has kindly offered this stunner!
Isn't it beautiful! I seriously wish this little clutch was all mine, but sadly and happily it will be one of yours very soon. Worth $105 or £65. All her items are amazing so have a good nose at the store ladies. Maybe a good valentines present hint to you men!!
What's Your name and where do you come from?
Hi, I'm Rowena and I live in Bristol, England.
How long have you been making your designs?
I started Red Ruby Rose in January 2008 - as a direct result of discovering Etsy.
Why did you name your shop 'Red Ruby Rose'?
No grand plan here, I needed a user name for Etsy and wanted 'Ruby Rose' but it was taken so I popped the 'Red' in front. Spur of the moment!
What's your favourite materials to work with?
I love embroidered silks and always like using my own prints too. Currently I'm enjoying working with leathers too.
Of your items which is your favourite?
It changes from day to day but I'm currently really fond of this one:
Where so you get your inspiration for your designs?
My own fabric prints are inspired by collages I've made and photographs I've taken. I love rich colours and textures and natural forms like seedheads and plant silhouettes.
Do you have any formal training or did this start as a hobby?
I studied textile design at school and have always worked for myself as a self-employed artist/designer.
Lillyella, Earthworks Journals, Julie and Co, Oktak, Tinctory, Minicyn, Tortilla Girl and I really want to buy from Lemmikkipapina. Take a look at her amazing sold items!
What;s your dream for 2010? To happily continue Red Ruby Rose and strike the tricky balance between work and rest :)
Onto the giveaway bit!
I have at least another 4 giveaways lined up for this month ladies so stay tuned!
p.s. blogging may be a bit sporadic again this week as I have lots of work shifts and am away Wednesday night seeing Rammestein (yes I know I do not look like someone who would listen to them, but I do... that seems to surprise everyone!)