Monday, 10 October 2011

Happy Thanks Give-away!!

Oh there is so much to write about to you all these days.  I haven't been around much because we are so busy, but that is all for another post....

I am very excited to be doing my very first give-away.  My blog is growing in followers and posts.  So I would like to thank you as we celebrate our own Thanksgiving.
I'd like to introduce you to my sister Bonnie King and her fabulous Etsy Shope "Only One".

When did you start knitting?
I have been knitting for as long as I can remember. I never knit clothes, blankets, or other typical items. It's always toys or doll clothes. I enjoy small projects that I can work on during my spare time.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Originally, I was inspired by my grandma, who was always knitting teddy bears and dolls. I began knitting following these traditional patterns, but then I started altering patterns so that the bears would have extra long arms or legs, or the head would be tiny or really big. I like adding a bit of humour to toys whenever I can. After my daughter was born, I started creating my own original patterns so I could make any animal or toy I wanted to. This led to me opening my store on Etsy, where I sell toys, rattles, and mobiles.

Why is your store called "Only One"?
One reason for the name "Only One" is that I try to make items that are unique and one of a kind. The other reason is that when I was young, my parents always called naptime an "only one". They would say, "Time for an Only One!" and for some reason, it stuck with me. The toys I make are perfect for little ones to take with them for their naps.

Do you have any tips for someone thinking of starting an Etsy store?
First of all I would say go for it. It isn't very difficult to do, and it can be a lot of fun. I would also say to try to take good photos of your items. It is what attracts people to your store. 

For our give-away Bonnie has kindly offered a beautiful Miss Birdy.  You can enter two ways:
This will end Friday October 14 at midnight.  Winner will be announced on the Monday.
* Please leave your email in the comment so I can let you know if you won!!*

* Visit Only One and leave a comment telling me what your favourite item is. You'll have to go and look at previously sold items as she is currently on vacation.
* Follow Raising Our Family using google follower and come back to leave a comment that you follow.

Don't forget to tell your friends...

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