Thursday, May 27, 2010

Focus Feature and Giveaway

Happy Thursday and welcome to another focus feature and giveaway! First, let me announce the winner of the LaughingFridge Magnet giveaway. Using a random number generator from, the winner is… (drumroll please…) #8, Kat from Kei Glass!!! Congrats and I’ll put you in touch with LaughingFridge to collect your prize!

And onto the next… This week’s feature is on RoseRidgeCreations. This shop is FULL of the most gorgeous accessories! You’ll be amazed at the talent this gal has with a sewing machine, with a product line including walker bags, wheelchair bags, fleece socks, purses, aprons, and the most adorable dresses for little girls!

RoseRidgeCreations will be giving away a pair of her FAMOUS fleece socks! You can click on the photo below to see more details about these great socks. Take my word for it; you’re going to want these socks. I have a pair and will likely even wear them through the summer when the air conditioning is too cool for my toes! Check out the shop,, to see a full line of products!

Here’s what this busy seamstress had to say:

What’s your favorite item from your shop and what makes it your favorite?

The funnest things to make are the fleece socks, but the most rewarding items I sell in my shop, by far are the walker bags. The reason is because of the amazing feedback I've gotten from the recipients about how much easier they have made their lives.

How did you get into your line of crafting?

I don't remember ever not crafting, but I started selling what I make when the economy took a downturn and it became apparent that my job was about to be eliminated. It's the best thing that ever happened to me. I love going to work everyday in my sewing room now!

Do you belong to any groups on Etsy?

Yes, CABT a bag and purse group and CSST a cottage group.

If you had one super power what would it be?

I'd like the super power to make time stand still or even go backwards. There are never enough hours in the day for me.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Can I have two? lol. I love a glass of wine and a couple of miniature dark chocolate Reese's cups when I'm done sewing in the evening.

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Well, don't tell Miss Bianca, but I'd really like to be a cat. They are just the most beautiful creatures to watch prance gracefully around. They even lick their paws with grace.

Do you have a personal favorite Etsy shop that you would like to share with readers?

If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do would be to buy everything that allstrungout1 has in her shop. I've bought lots of her things, but I'd really like to own her entire shop.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?

David, Bianca and chocolate. We could make our own wine:)

From my own personal crafting I’ve been through frustrating moments with new projects. What have you learned from your own crafting frustrations?

Gosh, I think I learn something new everyday sewing. Almost everything in my shop is my own design and those designs morph everyday into better designs each time I make them. After 40 years of sewing I rarely have to use a seam ripper any more, but there was a time I used it more then the sewing machine.

What advice would you give to new Etsy sellers?

Promote and diversify. Do everything you can to make sure everyone you touch knows about your shop and try to find a niche that no one else is filling.

Blog, twitter, facebook links?

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Anyone can post and accumulate up to 15 entries for the giveaway! Please be sure to include your email address so that you can be contacted if you win, and don’t forget to post each entry as a separate comment!

Visit RoseRidgeCreations’ Etsy shop and post your favorite item here. (1 entry)

Follow Clever’s Corner Blog and post to let me know you follow. (1 entry)

Tell me your guilty pleasure. (1 entry)

Follow RoseRidgeCreations’ Blog. (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway and post the link here. (1 entry)


Make a purchase from RoseRidgeCreations’ Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

Make a purchase from The Clever Crafter’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 2 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be contacted Thursday morning when the next giveaway is posted and prize details will be arranged with RoseRidgeCreations. Thanks for your interest and entries!


  1. Great article! I really like this little girl dress set, it's so sweet!
    Both my girls have a pair of RoseRidge's socks, so I'd love my own pair!
    You can reach me through my Etsy shop

  2. I Just love Rose's store... How to pick just one favorite item hmmmm would be a toss up between her sling purses like this or her fleece socks. :0)

    Kim ( )

  3. I tweeted about the giveaway...

    Kim ( )

  4. i like the pink and black zebra striped socks

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

  5. i am following your blog!

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

  6. my guilty pleasure is sleeping the day away haha

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

  7. i am following rose's blog!

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

  8. I actually adore the Eeyore socks- I mean, it's Eeyore! Who could resist :)

  9. I already follow this blog...

  10. My guilty pleasure will always be chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate.

  11. also following Rose Ridge Creation's blog :)