Wednesday, September 3, 2008
a custom order give- away!
Today marks the beginning of the most time I've had for myself in ten years of parenting. My son is off to school and my daughter will be following with a couple of days at nursery school. This feels monumental. We homeschooled for several years, so each September when the yellow bus pulls up, I feel a bittersweet pang of letting go. This year, I'm quite content knowing that both of my children are thriving with the choices we struggle to make for their happiness and growth.
This ease is freeing me up to set some goals for myself. I am opening up a shop...soon. I have an empty Etsy shop just waiting for the shelves to be filled and the grand opening announced. This is where you come in, because I'd really love your input. I have a nice list of future stock items, but believe it or not, no stenciling was included. So I thought... if you let me know what your favorites are, I might have a direction to work in. I excited to make the end result be a custom give-away for all of your support and efforts.
Here's how the give-away works:
1. Please leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, September 12th.
2. In your comment let me know which stencil style and item you'd want for your own. Check out the above mosaic to refresh your memory of recent projects. Please be specific:
-colors (your favorites, not necessarily what I've used previously)
-style: t-shirt (any size from newborn to adult) , reusable grocery bag, framed embroidery hoop, etc. You can even make up your own...like "I'd love that toadstool pincushion in a pillow" or "how about an animal alphabet letter in a hoop...I'd like L for llama".
-I'm open to whatever input you'd like to give...so fire away!
3. Each comment will be given a number. I'll randomly choose one and announce the winner plus what they will be receiving (their custom order) on the following Monday, September 15th. I'll ship far and wide, so don't hesitate if you're writing from a distant land!
Thank you so much for keeping me motivated and taking the time to enter the second maya*made give-away!