Monday, 15 March 2010

Wonderland Boutique Giveaway

This weeks giveaway comes from the beautiful Wonderland Boutique. This shop offers so many cute purses, clutches, make-up bags and tote bags. The winner this week will win a matching make-up bag and coin purse. (Don't know why the picture won't go bigger)
The lovely Amy also agreed to answer my usual questions so we can get to know her a little better!

1. What’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Amy, and I come from South Wales in the UK.
2. How long have you been making your designs? I’ve been sewing for years, and before Wonderland Boutique, I used to make bags for myself and my friends - and I also set up a custom-made service on MySpace. In my current incarnation though, I’ve been making designs for my Etsy store for around 18 months.
3. Why did you name your shop 'Wonderland Boutique''? I’ve had a life-long love of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It was my favourite book as a child and I continue to be inspired by its eccentric ideas and abstract imagery, so Wonderland Boutique was born!
4. What are your favourite materials to work with? I generally work with cottons and/or linen mix materials as they tend to take shaping better than less substantial fabrics. I particularly love working with trims though, so a lot of my designs feature jersey bows, pleated ribbons and layered banding.
5. Of your items, which is your favourite? Of my current designs, my favourite is a Clutch Bag called “Heart of Glass”. It’s made from a classic monochrome stripe fabric, and I really love using black and white materials as I find it a challenge for me to make the most of a bag from such a basic starting point. So with this bag, I went to town with an oversized jersey bow in an adorable heart print, and I just adore how kitsch and retro the Clutch became!
6. Where do you get your inspiration for your designs and also their names? My inspiration comes from everywhere and everything really, and it changes all the time. I do tend to work within my own tastes so my designs regularly feature bows, polka dots, kitsch touches and retro styling. The names for my items also come from the ether – a lot of them are song titles or references to films and books that I love, though I also take inspiration from the style of the piece and its particular fabric print and attitude.
7. Do you have any formal training or did this start as a hobby? I don’t have any formal training, other than the scant home technology lessons I had in school an absolute age ago! My Mother always knitted and sewed when I was growing up, so perhaps I picked up a few tricks from her.
8. Do you have any favourite Etsy shops which you buy from? Oh there are masses! I adore Etsy, and I head there first whenever I have any gifts to buy or fancy treating myself to something wonderful. There are so many unique and inspiring designers established there, but some of my absolute favourites are:
Pretty Racoon Clothing
9. What’s your dream for 2010? In relation to Wonderland Boutique, I’d like to expand my designs to include a few different styles of bags. I’d also like to introduce some specific collections so that my customers can choose items from a range of say vintage-inspired pieces, rockabilly-themed ones, floral designs etc. It would also be great to try and get my items wholesale into a few more bricks and mortar boutiques, as well as showing at some craft fairs.
10. What’s you favourite flower? I do love stargazer lilies, and you can’t beat a simple peony or tea rose for that touch of vintage elegance.
Onto the giveaway bit!
The same rules apply as before.
  • You must be a follower (please tell me how you are following so I can check)
  • You must visit Wonderland Boutique and comment on here as to what is your favourite item
Extra entries may be gained by
Please provide links to your blog/twitter/facebook. And supply your etsy username.

You must post a separate comment for each one you qualify for so I can assign numbers to each comment, or they will not be counted as separate entries.

This competition will end at midnight GBT on 21st March!

Winner of the High Cloud Giveaway will be announced tomorrow

Good luck

Daisymay X

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114 comments:

  1. following through blogger.

    &my favourite item=Clutch Bag - GARDEN GARLAND

    stunning
    x

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  2. follow in blogger and in my google reader

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  3. Oh I love her shop, my favourite is the once around the fur coin purse!

    I also love your outfit in the post below x

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  4. I am a google follower and I love the clutch bag in garden garland! :)

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  5. I am a follower! My favorite is the Heart of Glass clutch bag! xoxo

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  6. I hearted my favorite item from etsy!

    (sparkilysitations) xo Kim L

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  7. Added the boutique to my etsy heart list!
    (sparkilysituations)

    xo Kim L.

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  8. Following the Wonderland Blog in rss feed! xo

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  9. I follow your blog and I like the Clutch Bag - GARDEN GARLAND

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  10. Added Wonderland Boutique as a favorite (jkgrocery)

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  11. I follow Wonderland Boutique on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  12. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/10539399946

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  13. garden garland coin purse!
    thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  14. oh and im followin as well!
    dyupp@hotmail.com

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  15. I am a follower of your lovely blog!

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  16. The "Heart of Glass Clutch Bag" would have to be my favorite item-
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19389168

    I love the colors and adore the pattern plus bow detail!

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  17. I have hearted the "Heart of Glass Clutch Bag"!

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  18. I am following wonderboutique on twitter as PSVintage. :)

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  19. Added seller to favorites on etsy!
    (I'm wazzra there too)

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  20. I am following Wonderland Boutique's blog!

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  21. I have tweeted about this giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/PSVintage/status/10548772629

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  22. I have posted this giveaway on my facebook page-http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=364725347825&id=678133929&ref=nf

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  23. I follow on blogger.com. I like the Make Up Bag - HOCUS POLKA. daydreamsinbubbles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. thanks for the giveaway, Amy~ Your cluches are absolutely lovely!

    I'm a follower through google connect, and my favorite item would be the Gothic dreams pouch. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17524459

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  25. I've hearted the gothic dreams pouch ! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17524459

    user name is amarantos.

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  26. I've hearted the shop~

    user name is amarantos.

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  27. i blogged about this giveaway! http://birdboxe.livejournal.com/8619.html

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  28. I'm following wonderland boutique on twitter, look for icitea!

    also, could you fix the twitter link? You might have added a / infront of the link... I'm not quite sure.

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  29. I couldn't quite figure out how to subscribe to her blog... but there was a checkbox at the bottom of the entries for 'send an email for follow up posts', so I checked it. http://wonderlandboutique.wordpress.com/about/#comment-219

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  30. I tweeted about this giveaway~

    http://twitter.com/icitea/status/10556507758

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  31. i follow you! i love the Clutch Bag - GARDEN GARLAND

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  32. I follow on Google and I love the Zipper Pouch - GOTHIC DREAMS. Cute!
    Thanks a lot.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  33. I hearted the Zipper Pouch - GOTHIC DREAMS. (LillyT)

    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  34. garden garland coin purse!

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  35. I follow with Google friend connect

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  36. my favorite is the Clutch Bag - WHAT WOULD MARILYN DO..I love Warhol.

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  37. I follow your cute blog!
    CONTACT: a.spigno(at)hotmail.it

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  38. My favourite item is the "Zipper Pouch - GOTHIC DREAMS"

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  39. Wonderland boutique added to favourites

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  40. Enter me please! I'm a new follower from Spain! (fisiwoman)

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    My favorite item is: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19389168

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  41. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/10573957247


    fisiwoman@hotmail.com

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  42. I love the Eastern Promised makeup bag.
    I follow you on Blogger :)

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  43. I am following Wonderland on twitter!

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  44. Urban Bloom clutchbag is my favourite

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  45. I have retweeted the giveaway.

    sorry I forgot to say I follow via Blogger

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  46. Following via Google Friend Connect.

    My favorite item is Clutch Bag - URBAN BLOOM.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  47. I follow via google (follower name is Damla). I like the Clutch Bag - RED MENACE.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  48. Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2010/03/wonderland-boutique-giveaway.html

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  49. Follow you on twitter: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  50. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/10587066434

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  51. i'm a follower
    greenpating@gmail.com

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  52. i like the clutch bag Urban Bloom.
    greenpating@gmail.com

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  53. i hearted my fave item Urban Bloom clutch bag
    greenpating@gmail.com

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  54. added wonderland boutique on my fave shop
    greenpating@gmail.com

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  55. following as june_spirit2628
    I love the makeup bag "IN BLOOM"
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  56. Hi! I'm a follower through Google Friend Connect and my fav item is the Clutch Bag - GARDEN GARLAND. I love the fabric!

    My email is svlara(at)gamil(dot)com

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  57. i liked the
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30848152

    Daiane Negretti
    follower: Daya, muito prazer...
    daia171@hotmail.com

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  58. love this :
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23856701
    Clutch Bag - URBAN BLOOM

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  59. Love the garden clutch bag, really spring-y!

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  60. i'm a GFC follower 8) i love the Eastern Promise makeup bag, but my absolute favorite already SOLD! it is the What Would Marylin Do bag:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=26065064

    @FlamingBlingy
    http://phranne.etsy.com
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  61. hearted the Eastern Promise bag 8)
    @FlamingBlingy
    http://phranne.etsy.com
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  62. following them on twitter now 8)
    @FlamingBlingy
    http://phranne.etsy.com
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  63. I'm a follower using google
    rinei
    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  64. EASTERN PROMISE
    (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26124707)
    rinei
    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  65. I heart EASTERN PROMISE
    rinei
    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  66. I add Wonderland Boutique to my favourite etsy sellers
    rinei
    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  67. I follow (@divaillumi)
    rinei
    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  68. i tweet it
    http://twitter.com/divaillumi/statuses/10711460744
    rinei
    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  69. i love the Coin Purse - GARDEN GARLAND

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  70. i hearted the Coin Purse - GARDEN GARLAND
    etsy name fsarah

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  71. i tweeted here;
    http://twitter.com/thepeachrainbow/status/10712769797

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  72. i follow wonderland boutique via google reader!

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  73. I follow. My favorite item is the Clutch Bag - HEART OF GLASS! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  74. I added the "Heart of Glass" as a favorite item.
    Username: mjl6mom2
    lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  75. I added Wonderland Boutique as a favorite etsy seller.
    Username: mjl6mom2
    lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  76. follow via google

    id:jennifer57

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  77. I love the clutch purse Urban Bloom
    I follow via google friend connect
    karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

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  78. I follow with Google Friend Connect :)

    I love this beautiful Clutch Bag - HEART OF GLASS!


    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  79. I follow on twitter.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  80. Blogged http://shining000.blogspot.com/2010/03/wonderland-boutique-giveaway.html

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  81. Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=107066359311193&id=100000175280975&ref=nf

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  82. Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10765194562

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  83. I Follow the Wonderland Blog.

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  84. I'm following this blog =)
    My favorite item has got to be the Clutch Bag - HEART OF GLASS.

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  85. Following Wonderland Boutique on twitter (@joonieshoney)

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  86. I love the Clutch Bag; Garden Garland!

    musicxisxlovex19(at)aim(dot)com

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  87. I hearted the clutch bag-garden garland ( i forgot to say that i'm following by gfc!)

    musicxisxlovex1

    musicxisxlovex19(at)aim(dot)com

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  88. I hearted her shop

    musicxisxlovex1

    musicxisxlovex19(at)aim(dot)com

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  89. Following via GFC

    Clutch Bag - RED MENACE is my fave

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  90. Following as shiki on GFC
    I like the Make Up Bag - IN BLOOM

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  91. favorite item is the heart of glass clutch bag! i love the big bow! <3

    ea.sisters@gmail.com

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  92. google connect follower
    I like the Garden Garland coin purse

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  93. I am following your blog. And My favorite item is the Clutch Bag - URBAN BLOOM.

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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  94. I also follow the Wonderland Blog.

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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  95. I love the Eastern Promise Make Up Bag :) I actually need a new make up bag, my current one got nail polish spilt in it lol. I'm a follower of your blog, via Google Friend Connect.

    Kate1485 @ hotmail.com

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  96. I am a follower (Kym)

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  97. I love the WOODLAND DREAMS fabric, so cute!

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  98. I hearted the Wooland Dream Make up Bag (busybbee05)

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  99. I hearted the Woodland Boutique Store (busybbee05)

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  100. I facebooked

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=105721379450649&id=100000598047752&ref=mf

    I also tried to follow her blog and twitter and I couldn't find the follow on the blog and her twitter came up as a error, I tried several times :(


    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

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  101. I love Clutch Bag - WINGED ORIENT and I follow you on Google Friends!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

    thanks!

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