For those of you who have never been to Snickerdoodle http://www.etsy.com/shop/SnickerDoodleSpokane.....now is the time to go check it out!! Not only has the designer and owner, Erica Schmautz, given us an AWESOME giveaway...but she has some really CUTE things for kids and babies with GREAT quality! Erica makes clothing that has been appliqued and stitched with a vintage look. All items are hand made. Snickerdoodle carries everything from adorable onsies and tees, to burp cloths, to tutus, to children's accessories and some costume items as well.
Erica says, "I have been married for 7 years to a wonderful husband who supports me in every way. We have a 3 year old son who is all boy!
I have always been someone who needs to find a creative outlet and I am lucky that I have found two that I am passionate for. SnickerDoodles has been a great adventure and has made me do something I never thought possible!"
Snickerdoodle designs came about a year ago. Erica needed a birthday shirt for my son and didn't want it to look like it was from a "chain store". She made one and the shop evolved from there. Her designs are inspired by many things around her in her daily life like children books, her son, fabrics, etc. Erica says, "I am always thinking about the next idea and how it can be created. I am also an Event/ Wedding florist and I get a lot of inspiration there with color and textures."
So I was wondering....why the name snickerdoodle? Does she like those cookies? When I asked her she said,"Picking a name is hard work! I wanted something unique that put my brand in a bubble. I also wanting it to reflect the fun, whimsical feel my items had. I call my son SnickerDoodle on an occasion and it always makes him smile when I do. I liked how it felt with my brand and how I wanted it to come across. " So cute, right?? I think the name fits the shop well. There is lots of whimsy, fun, and creativity in that name for sure!
Since many of us are Moms...some of us stay home with the kids, some of us work outside the home, and some of us work inside the home and take care of our kids. I want to know...how do you juggle it all, Erica? "The best part about my jobs is that I work from home. I have 2 businesses: Erica's Expressions Floral Designs and SnickerDoodle Custom Crafts. I am very busy with both, but I have found that my family is the best job. I play superhero and cars by morning and by night fall....I because business person. It is always busy in my house hold and I couldn't ask for it to be any different." Awesome!
Erica likes being a shop on Etsy.com because it has open the doors for her shop in many ways. Erica feels she can reach out to many different people that she couldn't reach out to before. She says, "SnickerDoodle is currently in stores, but this gets it out to a much larger market. Its a great place for creative people to sell their items and also to find some great things that you wouldn't have found elsewhere. " That is so true. I always tell people when they say, "What is Etsy?' that if you have someone that has everything and you need to buy them a gift....go to Etsy. If you want to give some one a personal gift, go to Etsy. If you want to buy a one of a kind gift, go to Etsy. If you want any of those things for you or your family, go to Etsy. If you just LOVE shopping....ETSY!!! :)
As always...I love to ask an off the wall question...so I asked her if she could give me a color an an animal that would best describe her personality she said this: "Probably a pink zebra. I'm very basic and practical but not afraid of being out there and noticed!"
You are NOT going to believe what Erica has offered for this giveaway!! What she is giving away is valued at $65.00!!! WOW! The winner of this giveaway will when one birthday outfit of their choice. They can choose either a Superhero Birthday Outfit or a Birthday Ballerina. The winner picks size, color theme and number.
Birthday Ballerina: Tutu and Shirt with custom color theme and number
Superhero: Shirt and Superhero cape with matching mask. Custom color theme and number
***Cape Will have just the number on the back- Comes in Royal Blue, Light Blue, Red, and Hot Pink
***Shirts on can be in any sizes but only white.
**Winner picks one of the two outfits**
So here is how you win this AMAZING prize!
Please, first follow my blog, I will be featuring new giveaways every Sat. and Wed. unil mid December from tons of different shops on Etsy! :)
If you heart or favorite Snickerdoodle on Etsy you will get one entry :
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SnickerDoodleSpokane Please come back to this blog post and comment when you have done this
If you like her Facebook page you will get two entries:
Please come back to this blog post and comment when you have done this
If you purchase ANYTHING in her shop you will get 5 entries in the drawing!
Please come back to this blog post and comment when you have done this with the transaction number.
If you do all of them that is a total of 8 ENTRIES which will give you some great odds!
All entries must be received by Sept. 30 at 9:00pm Eastern time. At that time I will have the drawing through Random.org
I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE WHO WINS!!!!!!!