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Monday, June 20, 2011

Interrogation::: Tara {SewTara} + Giveaway!

Good Morning My Dear Friends!


This morning I'm so happy to share with you the lovely, silly and sassy Tara from SewTara! I first met Tara when I stumbled upon one of her famous Scrap Swaps and absolutely couldn't refuse. Of course now I'm totally addicted :) Thank you so much Tara for being here with us today!


Tara's also offered to giveaway one of her WORLD FAMOUS cup cozy's so be sure to read to the end!




1. Tell us a little bit about you as a person 

   I'm Tara, I'm a wife, mom, teacher and now blogger and shop owner!   {{{And adorable sleepy head!}}}




 2. Tell us how/why you started Sew Tara

   I started my blog at the very end of my second maternity leave when I was dying to be something more than just 'Mommy'.  I was home with a baby about to turn 1 and a just 3 year old and decided to use what little time I had to myself to be creative again.  I accidentally found some of the crafty blogs out there and started my own as a sort of journal of my creativity.  In the beginning it was just for me.  But of course with creating things comes more and more ideas, and then you have all those creations lying around, I started to sell at craft fairs and eventually decided to open an Etsy shop.




3. What are some of your favorite things about blogging and your blog in particular?

   I still love the whole personal journaling aspect of my blog.  I'm writing for me and creating things only leads to more ideas and creations.  It's also really fun to see more and more people reading and commenting.  Most of my reader's are women and the online community is so supportive and encouraging.  


4. What is your favorite or least favorite post on your blog?

   I love posts with lots of comments, my recent post for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway was amazing!  There were hundreds of comments and it was so great to read them all and hear everyone's kind words.  It was truly a fantastic experience, I wanted to give out 300 prizes!


5. Who are some other bloggers that inspire you?

   I'm subscribed to a bunch of creative blogs.  Wild Olive and Keyka Lou are among my tags.  I love to check One Pretty Thing on a regular basis.  Along with Frugal Family Fun Blog for great craft ideas to use in my class and at home with my boys.




6. Tell us about your craft and how you got started

   At first I was selling baby and kid items, probably a reflection of what my life was about at that time, but one day last summer I had a funny idea for a cup cozy and it seemed I was on to something.  Cozies have been my signature item since then and I've learned a whole lot of new skills while I've perfected them.  There are a lot of people making cup cozies but the twist I put on mine are the witty sayings or pop culture references.  I like sharing the little jokes with all my customers. {{{Visit Tara's shop HERE}}}






7. What has been your best experience through your Etsy shop?

   I just love making something that I thought of and made me chuckle and then find out it put a smile on someone else's face.  It's great that people can enjoy something I've enjoyed creating.



Thank you so much for participating in our "interrogation" series Tara! It was such a pleasure to have you here! I'll bet everyone is just dieing to know which cozy you are going to giveaway! So ladies and gentlemen here it is:

GIVEAWAY:::

What you will win: Cup Cozy - Caffeinating Please Wait


How to enter: Become a follower of Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard as well as SewTara and leave me a comment telling me you have done so. PLEASE ALSO LEAVE ME A WAY TO REACH YOU!!!
 
One additional entry: Leave me a comment with a phrase/idea for a new cup cozy.

The giveaway will be running till midnight on Friday and I will announce the winner on Saturday! Good luck everyone!

xoxo
Janee

38 comments:

  1. i follow on gfc
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  2. I am already a follower! I love her caffeine cozy!

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  3. I'm a follower of both blogs ( :
    Great interview! and I LOVE your name, Tara...my name is Tara too.

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  4. I follow both blogs! I'm an avid reader of both!

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  5. Also, a coffee cozy idea: You don't want to see me on empty...

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  6. I'd love a cozy that had the little boxes you see on a starbucks cup. I think that would be neat.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  7. Already following your blog via GFC under Berendina and I'm following sew tara through her Facebook page under Berendina Dykema, since I didn't see any GFC on her blog.

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Wow, these are awesome!!!

    I follow your blog! I can't find a way to follow SewTara. Is it just me?

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. What about some cute trees, since these are eco friendly by not being disposable cardboard?

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  10. I follow your blog and I also follow Tara's blog.
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  11. For a new saying for coffee cozies - how about
    My blood type is coffee.

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  12. Long time follower. UGH I love that! I drink so much coffee its sort of sad.

    nomarkatall@gmail.com

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  13. Also, for the idea. I don't know if this is copyrighted, but I saw it once, it said "Instant Human, just add coffee." I've wanted that on something ever since!

    nomarkatall@gmail.com

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  14. I follow you via GFC as Diana.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  15. "Coffee with a friend = happiness tasted"
    Thanks for the great giveaway! LOVE coffee so this one is perfect for me!
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  16. Following both blogs via GFC!!

    sapurser{at}gmail{dot}com

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  17. "Hot cocoa is the new coffee. For the ones that dont like coffee"

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I'm subscribed to your blog and because of the introduction to Sew Tara I've added that to my reader! Thanks for spreading the word about other great blogs and crafters.
    jess.lefeb@gmail.com

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  19. Hi!
    1) I gfc follow yellow bird, yellow beard
    2) I gfc follow sewtara
    3) Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. ~T'ien Yiheng

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  20. I followed your blog and tried to follow tara's but there isn't any method on her blog. my email's in my profile

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  21. idea for cozy: tea goddess

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  22. I follow both via GFC - Cynthia Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  23. Keep Calm and Carry On

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  24. I am a GFC follower of your blog but could not find the GFC button on SewTara? I am following her via facebook.

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  25. I loved Sew Tara for awhile now .. and now I find Yellow Bird .. great day! :)

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  26. Following you publicly via GFC. Following you & Sew Tara via Google Reader, couldn't find GFC on her site.
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. 'Sleep... A symptom of Caffeine Deprivation' would make a cute cozy.
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. follow both. Thanks! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  29. Maybe something on the theme of Coffee is my friend.... joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  30. I am a new follower!!!

    Thanks, Tami
    tmongaraz@yahoo.com

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  31. i follow the blogs! thanks!!

    jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  32. Followed your blog and followed her on twitter (@spinningmenorah).

    Thanks!

    tarheelgalwv32 @ hotmail dot com

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  33. I'm following you via GFC as Giveaway Rae and following SewTara on facebook as Rachel Earle Edwards Martorano. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Love these cozies!

    giveaway.raes (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. beautiful !
    tamarapetrusevska@yahoo.com

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  35. Following you and SewTara. (Following SewTara on Twitter because I didn't see GFC.) Also tweeted about the giveaway. :)

    pd6914 at gmail dot com

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  36. Follow via gfc=Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  37. Commenting for this giveaway is now closed! Thank you everyone!

    xoxo
    Janee

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