Monday, October 19, 2009

HandMaidens Cottage Apron Giveaway and Interview

Morning kittens hope your having a great Monday even though Monday is not the best day lol.
I'm so excited this morning to announce my Favorite Apron Maker on etsy is offering a giveaway through my blog for all you lovely bloggers.
I'm also doing a interview with her shes such a sweetheart so here it is!
Purple font is Lynn and I'm the green font

1.So tell us a bit about your self whats your name where are you from?

I'm Lynn and I love living the creative life! I am inspired by our little cottage that sits on over two acres only a stone's throw away from the City limits of our small community. I grew up in the country near my Grandparent's dairy farm only five miles away from where I live now. I have managed to travel a little in between!
I am the mother of twins and the grandmother of three precious children and another coming: Brianna (6), Alivia (2) and Noah, 11 months, and Christopher is on his way.
I share my life and home with a wonderful man, Brad, an Architect, who is so creative in his right and so very supportive in my work.

2.Are you a full timer on etsy or do you have another shop ,if so what do you do?
I am a full-timer!
I have a liberal arts degree from a Jesuit University and my career was in finance. I am so lucky to have found my true passion now. I've been doing all types of needlework since I was a child and feel like I've finally "come home."


3. Where did you come up with the name for your shop and what inspired you to start making aprons and all the other pretty items you make?
Well, the “Cottage” part is easy to explain…that’s the style of our home.

There’s a little more to the “Handmaiden” part. I guess the simplest way of putting it is that it’s a dedication to Mary, the ultimate “Mother” in my eyes and to remind me everyday that I am in service to God and others through my work. I believe that God, working through the Universe, is the source of my creativity.

I’m not sure why I started making aprons, I don’t even wear aprons, but I love them. My long history with aprons started with my Polish Grandma, who was never without one! I love finding vintage aprons that have been worn and worked in to the point where they are in the poorest condition and I remake them.

4. What is your favorite apron you have ever made?(include a pic if you can lol)

I guess this is my favorite!

Lisa wanted a cupcake half apron as a gift to motivate her sister-in-law to cook more...Aunt Ruthie (sugarpiefarmhouse.com) had me embroider "Sugar Pie" on the pocket and at Kelly's request, I turned a cute half apron into the "full flirty."

So, this is the end result!
(this is her by the way shes one hot grandma)

5.What do you like to do on your time off any hobbies?
Time off, what’s that?
I am a volunteer Master Gardener (well the "Master" part is quite a stretch) through the Ohio State University Extension Office in our area and gardening is also one of my great loves, especially flower gardening. My mother (whom I dearly miss) had a very, very green thumb!




6. Okay everybody gets this one if you could pick 3 people dead or alive to have dinner with who would it be and why.
This is a tough one:
Well, I would have to say my Mother, who passed away 4 years ago. Besides, if I don’t she’ll yell at me!! Haha. I’d just love to sit with her again and have a bowl of her homemade Chicken Noodle soup.
Mary, the Handmaiden, of course…for obvious reasons.

Next would be St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, because I love animals…also, he was kind of a rich playboy who changed his entire life and became an advocate for nature and the poor. I admire that!
This is the super pretty and sweet Lynn

Giveaway Time!
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Okay now all you guys have a chance to win this amazing lingerie print apron.

Here's how to enter go to handmaidenscottage.etsy.com and tell me which apron of hers in your favorite.
You must be a follower of my blog to enter.
You get 2 extra entries for for tweeting this link me to your twitter.
You get 4 entries for blogging this also link me to your post.
This is also open to international followers ill ship this anywhere
Good Luck
Giveaway ends 2 weeks from today Nov 2nd


76 comments:

  1. Thank you for your purchase and the nice comments on my hair!! I just packaged it up for you and included a wax melt from my sister's shop for you to sample. They're so yummy!

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  2. ooo yes please!!! I'm the only one at the moment too. I'll tweet for you :)

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  3. Such an awesome shop! My favorite is the crafters apron. such an awesome apron!

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  4. I just bloggest about your giveaway.... and i actually wrote another blog a few min ago :) Im going to get it started haha

    http://kraftzkeltz.blogspot.com/

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  5. My favorite is of course YOUR apron! Its so cute. And dang... she's super hot!!!!
    My vintage cupcake apron was given to me by my boyfriend, but I think it needs another friend :)
    Happy Baking,
    Mini Baker

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  6. My favorite apron is the I Love Minnie Flirty Apron. Adorable.

    littledeadmommy@gmail.com

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  7. I love the Flirty Cupcake Personalized Half Apron http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24481511 it was a difficult choice though :-)

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  8. Have become a follower and just tweeted for you http://twitter.com/FairlyGirly

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  9. She is a hot grandma!!!

    xx
    Rossi
    youmey0u@yahoo.com

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  10. My favorite is I LOVE MINNIE...FLIRTY APRON. Cute!
    Thanks.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  11. I LOVE all of her designs, but my favorite is the "I love Minnie" flirty apron. It would be so much fun to where that while baking cookies!

    PS I also love your blog - so cute and girly (in all the right ways).

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  12. I'm really into this giveaway - I just tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/gigigoods

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  13. Ok...I really want a chance at winning so here is my link to the blog I just posted about your giveaway too. I'm crossing my fingers :)
    http://gigigoods.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-apron-giveaway.html

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  14. wow! my favorite is deffenatly the "SOCK MONKEYS GONE BANANAS DRESS"
    i think its one of the most perfect dresss iv seen!
    and i also became a follower and blogged about this giveaway!
    love the apron!
    thanks!

    http://mellowisme.blogspot.com/

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  15. My favorite is the "I Love Minnie" apron. Love it!!!!


    productsoftheday@gmail.com

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  16. I adore the "Sugar Pie" flirty apron.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  17. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/pippirose77
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  18. HANDMAIDEN'S COTTAGE STYLE APRON is my favorite!! How pretty!!
    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow your blog!
    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/5046612246

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie site. This giveaway is shared here:

    http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/26954-cupcakes-corsets-win-pretty-apron-nov2-canada#post137013

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Love the Me & Mommy Go Retro set!!!

    THANKS!

    binspire(at)verizon(dot)net

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  23. Happily tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/BInspiredMama/status/5046711441

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  24. i'm a follower! and i love this one: I LOVE MINNIE...FLIRTY APRON

    can't beat the lingerie one too though! super cute.
    thank you!

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  25. i love the minnie flirty apron
    deefna at gmail dot com

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  26. I like the retro apron; my great-grandfather was a tailor (before he became a missionary, to China) and he turned out dozens of aprons much like that one in his 90s! (He lived to be 101!) That really brought back memories :)

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  27. My favorite is the apple and pear gathering apron

    x_carrington_x@yahoo.co.uk

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  28. My favorite is the cupcake sweetieful flouncy flirty apron ( :

    A_C_E_(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Let me call you sweetheart full apron! It's beautiful!!

    sarsosariATgmailDOTcom

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  30. I am a new follower :)
    egateris at gmail dot com

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  31. I forgot to tell that my favorite is LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART...FULL APRON

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  32. I blogged here http://egaterileiud.blogspot.com/2009/10/poll-jagamisel-aega-2-novembrini.html
    egateris at gmail dot com

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  33. I love the CUPCAKE SWEETIE...FULL FLOUNCY FLIRTY APRON! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. I love love love the Handmaidens Cottage-style apron! <3

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

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  35. My fave is the ALL DOLLED UP FULL APRON
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  36. #1 I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/5061935787

    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  37. #2 I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/5061935787

    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  38. i follow and i love the
    I LOVE MINNIE...FLIRTY APRON!

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  39. I'm a follower.. And I love the SUGAR PIE...FULL FLIRTY APRON :P

    joanne.j@hotmail.com

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  40. I love the SUGAR PIE...FULL FLIRTY APRON.

    joanne.j@hotmail.com

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  41. Thanks for the comments and looking at my shop! I had more time this morning so I just checked out (or should I say, drooled over) your cupcakes and cookies. They look scrumptious!!! Now, if I win an apron, I could just sit around and eat yummy cupcakes all day - now wouldn't that be decadent!!

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  42. LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART !

    the_eternal_voyageur at rediffmail dot com

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  43. I love the RETRO-STYLE KITCHEN APRON.

    design4less@yahoo.com

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  44. Oh my gosh... CUTE!!!! Count me in! I follow your blog. :)

    spektorish @ gmail . com

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  45. I love the fifties kitchen, retro style! very pretty and adorable.

    darkntwisty@hellokitty.com

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  46. Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/littlesev/statuses/5118927918

    darkntwisty@hellokitty.com

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  47. Woaah I love LINGERAPRON (lan-je-ra-pren), it's fun and sexy!

    luvwendy87@hotmail.com

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  48. I'm following you!

    luvwendy87@hotmail.com

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  49. Well, Hello Vintage Apron fabulousness!!
    and- easiest choice EVER- "SUgar Pie' apron!!! Pick me!!!!!

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  50. i love the lingerie one too!
    thank you!

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  51. I am follower. I like RETRO-STYLE KITCHEN APRON. Thanks
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  52. I tweeted about contest 1
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/5227672376

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  53. I tweeted about contest 2
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/5227672376

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  54. my favorite would be the lingerie apron- it is so cute!

    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  55. blogged #1
    http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/10/cool-giveaways-october-november.html

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  56. blogged #2
    http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/10/cool-giveaways-october-november.html

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  57. blogged #3
    http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/10/cool-giveaways-october-november.html

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  58. blogged #4
    http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/10/cool-giveaways-october-november.html

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  59. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jblanton41/status/5247379943

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  60. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jblanton41/status/5247379943

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  61. I like the ME AND MY MOMMY GO RETRO APRON SET.

    createwithme@clearwire.net

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  62. My favorite is the I Love Minnie flirty apron.

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  63. Let me call you sweetheart is my favourite apron, so pretty,

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  64. I follow your blog :) My fave apron is the All Dolled Up Full Apron!
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  65. I just became a follower and my favorite apron is the retro style kitchen apron
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I like the sugar pie flirty apron! these are all so nice.
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  67. my favorite apron is the SUGAR PIE
    thanks

    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. No hesitating! I loooove the All Dolled Up full apron!I'm so much into Russian dolls... and into pink stuff (since I was a child!)...and into baking!
    Have a nice day!

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  69. I love the Me and Mommy Go Retro aprons! All of her work is amazing! Wonderful!

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  70. I really like full aprons so I would probably choose the All Dolled Up.

    Great giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  71. I follow your blog

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  72. I follow you on twitter

    username is iamcherdon

    tweeted

    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/5383426622

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

    entry #1

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  73. I really like the retro style kitchen apron :)
    efrafafuinle@gmail.com

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  74. Tweet! Entry #1
    http://twitter.com/efrafafuinle/status/5394261281
    efrafafuinle@gmail.com

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  75. Tweet! Entry #2
    http://twitter.com/efrafafuinle/status/5394261281
    efrafafuinle@gmail.com

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