Thursday, October 14, 2010

Interview, Review, And Giveaway: Faith's Fashions on Etsy

Ever wanted to know more about your favorite Etsy sellers? Welcome to the realization of your wonder.

This week we have a few questions with Mary from the new Etsy store Faith's Fashions. Then you can find a review of one of her products, along with a chance to win one of your very own!

One of Mary's wonderful hats.



1. What's your "day" job?
Making hats and raising my family! I love that I can do both at the same time. Many of my extended family are currently wearing the hats I have made and it was their encouragement that led to this store. My husband might not wear one of my hats, but he encouraged me to make them more widely available!

2. How did you get into making hats?
Last fall I saw some pictures of hats one of my friends was making. I loved how adorable they were and wanted to make some of my own, but I had never crocheted before. She was my inspiration to start crocheting. Even though I have made several other things, crochet hats have been my favorite project! I have made many for my family and friends as gifts. They have encouraged me to post them online as an outlet for my addiction.

3. What are five words you would use to describe your Etsy business?
Practical, simple, cute, sweet, hobby

4. Your dream job?
Raising my family!

5. Five words that you'd use to describe yourself?
Girly, practical, thrifty, loyal, devout

6. Anything else you would like to tell potential buyers?
I put my heart into my work. If I don't love what I have made, I take it out and try to make something better next time. I am a perfectionist--which is a good thing and a bad thing. I would probably have a lot more hats for sale if I weren't so picky! I want to make sure that you will love what you buy from me as much as I loved it as I was making it.

7. Most played song on your playlist?
Probably the theme song from Veggie Tales. :) 

The Review:

Mary graciously provided a newsboy hat for review. This one to be exact:


It came in a cute package with some extra ribbons, in case I wanted to change them out:


The hat: I loved it as soon as I saw it. After wearing it around for the day, I received compliments from my niece (an ultra critical 9 year old), my mom (an ultra critcial something or other year old), and even the lady at the post office. It was a hit for sure.

I love the feel of it and since I have thick hair, a lot of knit caps don't work well, but this one stayed put all day. It just might be my new favorite hat and is PERFECT for fall weather. The color is great and so are the ribbons. Just an awesome piece.


Where you can get your own: Go check out Faith's Fashions, where you can find items like this hat, as well other pieces for the little ones in your life.


The Giveaway!
Mary has kindly offered one of you lucky winners a chance to win a hat that looks like the one I reviewed above.

How to enter: 
Mandatory: Head over to Faith's Fashions and then come back here to leave a comment on what item you love the most. While you are over there, be sure to look around. Her hats would make great gifts this Christmas.

Additional entries:
  • Add Faith's Fashions to your Etsy Favorites by hearting her shop. (One entry)
  • Become a follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment saying you did so. If you are already a follower leave a comment saying that. (One entry)
  • Tweet about this contest daily and leave a new comment for each tweet. (Once per day)
  • Enter any of my other giveaways that are currently running and leave a comment for each. (One per giveaway)
  • Post this contest to your blog or Facebook page and leave the link. (One for either) 
  • Leave a comment on any non contest post on this blog and leave a comment saying which post. (Up to 3 additional entries)
  •  Follow @bbvintage on Twitter and leave a comment about it. (One entry)

You have to leave separate comments for each entry. In other words, if you become a follower and tweet about the contest at the same time, leave one comment saying you're following and another saying that you tweeted it. Also, be sure to leave your email address in your comment. Thanks!

That simple! This contest is open to readers in the US and Canada.

This contest will run until October 25th at midnight Eastern. After that a winner will be chosen using a random number generator over at random.org. The winner will be the person with the comment of the corresponding number. I will then contact the person via the email left in your comments. If no answer is received within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.


PS-Have a new business that you want to promote? Have an old business that seems a bit stagnant? Just wanting some close-to-free publicity? Contact me at bluebutterflyvintage [at] yahoo.com to talk about sponsoring a giveaway on BBV. I will send you some fancy stats.

A note for The Man: Faith's Fashions provided me with a hat for review and is providing the hat that is available for the giveaway.

81 comments:

Megan said...

I love the cute light pink adult beanie that has the purple flower on it!
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Megan said...

And I'm already a google friend follower!

Kristi said...

I love your hats Mary! You inspire me to crochet more :)

cheri said...

My favorite is the taupe adult newsboy and the ice blue ribbon is a cute detail, although a mossy green ribbon would be perfect as well. The plum is my second favorite.

kiddo said...

I love the warm winter newsboy in blue.

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kiddo said...

I hearted her shop (houseofplush).

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kiddo said...

I'm a follower.

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kiddo said...

I follow @bbvintage on Twitter @kiddo47.

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kiddo said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/27583028913

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kiddo said...

Posted on FB.

http://www.facebook.com/kiddo47/posts/164638640230050

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kiddo said...

I entered the Untamed Heart giveaway.

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Marija said...

I love the warm winter newsboy in blue! So bright and cheery.

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Marija said...

I'm following on twitter!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i like this-

http://www.etsy.com/listing/57538983/toddler-newsboy

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JaMean said...

I am loving that white hat with purple flower, but since it's baby size only, I LOVE the Warm Winter beanie! SO pretty. I LOVE THIS SHOP!

JaMean said...

JanineMoore hearted Faith's Fashions in etsy! (And now the hat I like is marked too!)

JaMean said...

JanineMoore is a follower of your fun blog via GFC! :)

JaMean said...

I entered Rosa's Contemporary Jewelry contest!

TopHat said...

I love the green and white striped toddler beanie!

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jhitomi said...

very nice hats...I love best the adult newsboy with the shocking pink ribbon, I love a jolt of pink everywhere.
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jhitomi said...

following this blog on gfc as jhb
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jhitomi said...

hearted her sweet etsy shop (etsy name jhbalvin)
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jhitomi said...

am entered in the Contemporary Jewelry designs giveaway.
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jhitomi said...

following bbvintage on twitter (@jhitomi)
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KatieCan86 said...

I also love the
Warm Winter Adult Beanie :)

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KatieCan86 said...

I follow via GFC

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KatieCan86 said...

I entered the Untamed heart giveaway

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KatieCan86 said...

I follow you on twitter as @katiecan86

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KatieCan86 said...

Tweeted

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KatieCan86 said...

I left a comment for ya on your Dress Me Up Sundays: Awesome Autumn post :)

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Crzye4ever said...

I LOVE the brown adult newsboy hat! I love pink and brown together.

Eryn
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Carapace said...

I like the Adult Beanie- and I really like the idea to have changeable ribbons for the hats! What a great way to get multiple uses out of one accessory!

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jhitomi said...

entered in the Untamed Heart giveaway
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lolamichele said...

my favorite i s teh green toddlers newsboy hat.

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Anonymous said...

I like the autumn red adult beanie the best.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

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Domestic Diva said...

I love the flower on the hat you reviewed. I also like the
Gray Adult Beanie

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Anonymous said...

I like the adult openvweave beanie in autumn red with ivory ribbon. JD

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Terrell said...

I'm happy to be your newest follower and i love this hat you're giving away! *Crosses fingers to win*
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Susan said...

What a beautiful hat, it would be awesome to wear that while I take my dogs out to play

Rita said...

Love the toddler beanies with buttons!

mframe said...

I love the white with hot pink patterned ribbon.
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mframe said...

I added Faith's shop to my favorites.
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mframe said...

blog follower
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kkfoster35 said...

I like the Black Adult Newsboy
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kkfoster35 said...

Add Faith's Fashions to your Etsy Favorites by hearting her shop
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kkfoster35 said...

I'm follower of this blog via Google Friend
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Abi said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/57582992/striped-toddler-newsboy

suuuper cute!!! just make it in an adult size and im happy!!!

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Marlowe said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/55779035/newsboy-crochet-hat
this hat is cute...but I like the giveaway one the best!

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Marlowe said...

I hearted Faith's Fashions on Etsy by Mropat

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athompson said...

i love the grey and pink Toddler Beanie with the flower!
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athompson said...

i hearted faiths fashions on etsy edgesmama
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athompson said...

i became a follower of blue butterfly vintage with gfc
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Anonymous said...

After looking at all of the cute hats (I especially like the last one-grey with the purple flower), I have to say my absolute fave is the giveaway one!

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Sandra said...

Fave is this :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/57740509/warm-winter-newsboy

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Sandra said...

followed the blog :)
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Sandra said...

hearted the etsy shop :)

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Sandra said...

commented on the post about southwest style shoes :)

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Sandra said...

commented on budget headbands :)

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Sandra said...

commented on the buffy costume idea post! yesss

I use a lot of happy faces when I am having INSOMNIA :)

Kristen said...

I love the Button Beanie!
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Shairbearg said...

I love: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55779035/newsboy-crochet-hat
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Shairbearg said...

hearted her shop at etsy @theknitwitbyshair
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Shairbearg said...

gfc follower
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Nick and Rebekah said...

I love the fall newsboy hat!
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CerenaLeigh said...

I love the adult beanie! so cute!

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Hppv50 said...

i like the Fall Newsboy
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Hppv50 said...

added to favorites
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Hppv50 said...

following via gfc
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Hppv50 said...

following @bbvintage
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Hppv50 said...

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tweeted
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A Wild Tonic said...

I love the Baby Beanie with the little flower. So cute!

A Wild Tonic said...

I hearted the shop.

A Wild Tonic said...

Aaaand I follow your blog, obvi.

Jessica said...

I love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56082176/fall-newsboy !

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Jessica said...

I hearted the shop. jkupc7

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Jessica said...

I follow you via GFC.

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pmj said...

Grey adult beanie.
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pmj said...

Follower on GFC.
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pmj said...

Entered the Vintage Eye giveaway.
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pmj said...

I enterd the World Famous giveaway.
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