Give Aways

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


congrats to TIMBERWOODSWARES for winning the win it wednesday giveaway, hosted by our very own LovelySmith!  and thank you to everyone who entered!!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

win it wednesday - october 17th, 2012 - The Lovely Smith!

in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are so happy to present this week's win it wednesday giveaway, hosted by our own Cylene from The Lovely Smith!  up for grabs is a pair of her rose gold filled awareness ribbon open hoops - all you need to do is enter and they could be yours!

the easy ways to enter are as follows:

1. Subscribe to the Daily Dose Newsletter (you can enter your email address in the bar in the top right corner of the blog)
2. Follow Daily Dose on Twitter (@DDofHandmade)
3. Follow The Lovely Smith on Twitter (@muffintop5)
4. Tweet about this giveaway and post your link (this is a daily entry!)
5. Heart The Lovely Smith on Etsy
6. Tell us what your favorite item is from Cylene's shop
7. Add The Lovely Smith to your circle on Etsy

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!  so tell everyone you know!  and make sure each time you enter, you make a separate comment - make your entries count!

we're also sending out our congrats to the lovely DELICATE BY NATURE who won last week's giveaway hosted by the wonderful Heike from Schalrausch!  thank you to everyone who entered!   

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

win it wednesday - october 10th, 2012 - SCHALRAUSCH!

this week's giveaway prize - a dreamy beige infinity scarf from Schalrausch!

i will admit i am a little biased about this giveaway - this week i received the gorgeous infinity scarf that Heike from Schalrausch made for me (yup, she was our Featured Seller a couple of weeks ago) and i LOVE it beyond belief!  soft and silky, and beautifully handmade, Heike's creations are definitely a must-have for one's fall wardrobe!  and now, we are so happy to be working with Heike to give away one of her wonderful scarves - the creamy beige infinity scarf pictured above! 

the rules to enter are easy peasy - as usual!  all you have to do is:

1. Subscribe to the Daily Dose Newsletter (you can enter your email address in the bar in the top right corner of the blog)
2. Follow Daily Dose on Twitter (@DDofHandmade)
3. Like Schalrausch on Facebook
4. Tweet about this giveaway and post your link (this is a daily entry!)
5. Heart Schalrausch on Etsy
6. Tell us what your favorite item is from Heike's shop
7. Add Schalrausch to your circle on Etsy

make sure that everything you do to enter is in a separate comment here on the blog!  the more comments = the more entries you get!

Winner will be selected on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 using

don't forget - you can still use her discount code DAILY10 for 10% off your entire order in her shop!  and free shipping!

Friday, October 5, 2012

SHOP FEATURE - october 5th, 2012 - BonitaBellita

come and join us as we feature the fantastic designs of BonitaBellita!  Stephanie creates glamorous jewelry, bloom-inspired hair accessories and chic home decor... there is definitely something for everyone in her shop!  sit back and enjoy her Q & A - then head off to her shop to use the exclusive DDH discount code!

What made you decide to start your shop?
~ Although I have always loved to work with my hands, for so long I didn't think I could sell these self created pieces. One day a friend of mine told me about etsy. I decided to explore the possibility of opening shop and since I was also becoming more and more unsatisfied with my day job, I left it and became Bonita Bellita.

What type of products do you sell?
~ Originally I only sold hair accessories but now also have glamorous jewelry, beautiful bookmarks, and home decor.

What is your favorite shop accomplishment so far?
~ That's a tough one. I would say the people my shop has reached. There are brides who have come for pieces from my shop from across the world. Who could ask for a bigger compliment? Not to mention that means that my shop is being seen internationally! That was a huge dream realized for me.

~ What is your biggest challenge as an Etsy/online seller?
The biggest challenge is balance. Balance between bold colors and soft colors, family life and work life, gold and silver... eventually it all comes down to that cup of tea in the morning while I sort out my coming priorities.

What is the top selling item in your shop?
~ I have peacock pieces that sell very well for weddings, and the romantic lace jewelry holders quickly find new homes.

Do you have a tip for others selling in the handmade community?
~ I have three tips, actually. 1) Take clean photos with good lighting. It makes all the difference. 2) Be versatile with your work. 3) Enjoy yourself.

What are you currently working on/newest project?
~ My newest project is looking for new and unique jewels to share. I love a good sparkle. Also working on new peacock pieces, soon to come!

Favorite blog or crafty resource that you refer to often!
~ I love some pinterest for inspiration, I can always find a good recipe, gardening tip, or good laugh on there. Also love to bounce ideas with my good friend Caroline from .

thank you so much, Stephanie!  we love your shop and we hope everyone else does too!!!  now you can use the code DAILYHANDMADE for 30% off - AND she is also giving away a free gift with each purchase during Oct 2012!  you can't beat that!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Julie Ellyn Designs Bracelet Giveaway Winner...

Thank you to all who participated in the Julie Ellyn Designs Bracelet giveaway!!!  The lucky winner has been selected!!!

Congratulation to ROSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stay tuned for more great shop features and giveaways coming soon.