Don’t mind the dust on this blog, Bloomin’ Fans, c’mon back in and sit a spell! Fruits of the Bloom has had a busy few months! Lots of exciting things have happened, and I’m here to tell you about one of those tonight!
Fruits of the Bloom has teamed up with our fellow Etsian and friend, Cheryl of Cheryl’s Purple Cow on an Epilepsy Awareness Giveaway! That means a plethora of prizes for YOU, Our Bloomin’ Fans! It is also an effort to boost awareness of a disease that so many people suffer from, including Cheryl.
But wait, there’s more than Epilepsy Awareness in this giveaway! So please be sure to head on over to Cheryl’s Purple Cow Blog to comment and enter our GIVEAWAY! The prizes are truly labors of love! You’ll see some new techniques from Fruits of the Bloom that will be appearing in our shop soon!
Loren & Caitlin
P. S. The following is excerpted from Cheryl’s Blog with the details of the contest, and pictures of the prizes!
First Prize: Both of these pieces:
Crystal Epilepsy Awareness Bracelet by Cheryls Purple Cow
Epilepsy Awareness Brooch by Fruits Of the Bloom (Awareness Ribbon Pin for this brooch supplied by Barbara from Hotdogcrafts on Etsy)
|Crystal Epilepsy Awareness Bracelet by Cheryls Purple Cow|
|Epilepsy Awareness Brooch by Fruits Of the Bloom|
|Epilepsy Awareness Bow by Fruits Of the Bloom|
|Purple Headband Set by Fruits Of the Bloom|
Third Prize: Your choice of either Stretch Awareness Bracelet or Woven Awareness Earrings by Cheryls Purple Cow
|Woven Awareness Earrings by Cheryls Purple Cow|
|Stretch Awareness Bracelet by Cheryls Purple Cow|
You will get one entry for completing each of the following:
Visit and heart BOTH shops Cheryls Purple Cow Fruits of the Bloom
Fan BOTH Fan Pages Cheryls Purple Cow Fruits of the Bloom
Follow BOTH blogs Cheryls Purple Cow Fruits of the Bloom
Follow BOTH on Twitter Cheryls Purple Cow Fruits of the Bloom
5 entries buy from 1 shop
15 entries buy from both shops
2 entries Post giveaway and link on your Facebook
2 entries Blog about & link to this giveaway
2 entries tweet about giveaway with link. Include @FruitsOtheBloom so I get the tweet.
You can post your entries one at a time or all at once on Cheryls Purple Cow blog. Be sure to include your email address as this is how you will be notified if you win. If you don’t include your email address in your comment, you will not be assigned an entry(ies).
This giveaway ends on April 16, 2010. Winners will be selected at 5:00 pm on April 16.
Random.org will be used to pick the winners. If you win you will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or else a new winner will be chosen. Winning announcement will also be made in a post here.
Fruits of the Bloom is ready for spring and I know you are too! In honor of the soft new growths of spring, Cindy Newell of CinLynn Boutique’s Creative Handmade Jewelry on Etsy curated “Spring Pastels” Treasury featuring Fruits of the Bloom’s “We All Scream for Ice Cream” bow! Please click on the image of Cindy’s Spring Treasury to see each handmade item on Etsy.
The trendy color for spring is turquoise; Cindy’s shop has an array of artisan jewelry in spring colors including turquoise! CinLynn Boutique has items such as purse and zipper pulls, non-allergenic jewelry, jewelry sets, brooches, and even wedding jewelry. Please click on our selections for spring from CinLynn Boutique on Etsy, and visit her website, CinLynn.com, for even more of her handmade delights!
Sometimes when you’re shopping for handmade products you might question the seller’s reliability–no worries at all with Cindy Newell! Cindy is an ethical, honest, responsible seller with a kind heart! If you’d like to get to know Cindy better be sure to follow her on Twitter: @Beadlynn7! Cindy also has a blog, CinLynn Boutique Blog, where you can keep up with her latest creations and her world travels.
Thanks so much, Cindy, for featuring us in your “Spring Pastels” Treasury we appreciate the honor! Bloomin’ Fans, while you’re here please tell us your plans for a Spring Fling, your must-have-Spring-accessories, or what’s your favorite Spring Allergy remedy!
Looking for Signs of Spring,
Loren & Caitlin
P. S. If you’d like to see pictures of the things we’re working on head on over to our Facebook Fan Page: Fruits of the Bloom’s Fan Page! While you’re there, fan us up! xoxox
What a winning week we’ve had! Christine Jones of Christine Jones Photography on Etsy picked Fruits of the Bloom’s Peony for her preeminent “Chocolate covered Turquoise” Treasury! And Fruits of the Bloom won a month of free advertising on Rose’s blog, Waterrose! This marks Fruits of the Bloom’s first ever ad! (See if you can spot our ad!) We want to express our deepest gratitude to two generous artists, Christine and Rose!
Christine is an art photographer who can make a tractor look sexy! Please feel free to roam Christine Jones Photography Shop on Etsy! Christine’s shop showcases her fine art photography prints, photo notecards, glass pendant photo necklaces, and bookmarks. Christine Jones has a Facebook Fan Page, Christine Jones Photography on Facebook, be sure to join to keep up with her latest artistic adventures and follow her on Twitter, @CJonesPhotog!
While Christine is charming butterflies into the perfect pose, Rose, of Waterrose Handcrafted Obsessions on Etsy is spinning straw into gold! Rose is an extraordinary textile artist–all fiber is under her submission! I particularly enjoy Waterrose hand embroidered cuffs which are Rose’s original designs or famous works of art reinterpreted in stitches!
Great news for all of you, Bloomin’ Readers, you have the opportunity to win a Waterrose Queen Anne’s Lace Cuff as part of a giveaway associated with Waterrose’s Blog Anniversary!!! Please click the image below to see the details on Waterrose’s Blog for entering to win the Queen Anne’s Lace cuff.
Waterrose’s Facebook Fan page: Waterrose Handcrafted Obsessions. Follow Waterrose on Twitter, @Waterrose! We of Fruits of the Bloom are huge fans and followers of both these amazingly talented ladies!
Chocolate Candy Kisses to YOU,
Loren & Caitlin
I would bet money you’re smiling right now! Who can resist letting a huge grin envelop their face while gazing at J. H.’s beaming baby girl? We of Fruits of the Bloom are mesmerized by her charms! We are ever grateful to J. H. (baby mama) for sending us her customer appreciation pictures after whipping up a custom bow for this precious girl!
Another reason we’re smiling is all of our friends on Twitter! Cheryl of Cheryl’s Purple Cow on Etsy, is currently featuring Fruits of the Bloom’s Bloomin’ Fascinator Flower Headband along with handsome handmade items plucked from Twitter Chix shops! The “Twitter Chix” Etsy Treasury is inspired by a group of gabbers who have a gay old time on Twitter, and we’re proud members of the gang! Please click on the image below to visit Cheryl’s “Twitter Chix” Treasury!
Cheryl founded the Twitter Chix; we love her because of her kind, generous spirit, and because she’s an inspiration in her activism for Epilepsy Awareness. Cheryl is a talented jewelry artist who makes pieces from the heart and donates proceeds to Family Ties of Nevada, a non-profit organization providing assistance to people with disabilities such as epilepsy. Please visit Cheryl’s Purple Cow on Etsy to support a great talent and cause! Pictured below is an epilepsy awareness bracelet that is one of my favorites of Cheryl’s, please click the image to be redirected to more information on this lovely piece!
Thanks so much, Cheryl, for all the wonderful work you do on behalf of others and for including us in your “Twitter Chix” treasury! We’ve got to have all of our friends to make our lives complete!
Happy With Friends,
Loren & Caitlin
Remember when you were ten years old? What were your dreams? Maybe you wanted to grow up to be just like your mom or dad, or maybe one of your grandparents?
Thanks to Jo Ann Stevens of Down To Earth Pottery on Etsy, we have come to know an entire family of creative types! Jo Ann listed Fruits of the Bloom’s Cat Lover’s Bow in her “Grateful Green” Treasury; she is a talented ceramic artist, potter, mud thrower, glaze genius, jewelry-maker, wire wrapper, and more! Jo Ann’s daughter, Kristine, is the creator behind maddiebee123, a shop full of whimsical, imaginative, and stylish hand sewn children’s clothes. But the talent does not stop here…
Madison, 10-year-old glass artist and daughter of Kristine, granddaughter of Jo Ann, has opened her very own Etsy shop, Leaping Lizard! (The talent is obviously in the genes, folks!) Madison displays her fused glass art magnets in Leaping Lizard and has a goal of achieving 11 sales by February 11th when she turns 11! Madison’s work is as affordable as it is beautiful, please click on the image below to visit Leaping Lizard.
Can you imagine the opportunity of buying Picasso’s art when he was a 10-year-old? Be sure to start your collection of Madison’s work today and help a nearly-11-year-old’s dreams come true!
Dreams don’t stop when you’re 10! Caitlin’s wishes are fulfilled when baby’s and little girl’s sport the artisan bracelets she’s spins! Please click on the image below to take a closer look at her latest little girl bracelet in Fruits of the Bloom!
Fruits of the Bloom wants to make some little girl’s (or big girl’s!) dreams come true! Please enter our giveaway on The Funky Monkey to win your choice of hair accessory or little girl bracelet! Please click here to enter: Fruits of the Bloom’s Giveaway on The Funky Monkey.
Never Letting Go Of Our Dreams,
Loren & Caitlin
P. S. Here’s a dream come true: 20% off sale in Fruits of the Bloom!
Fruits of the Bloom wishes to extend an invitation to each of our Bloomin’ Fans to enter our biggest giveaway ever! Susannah of The Funky Monkey Blog was impressed with Fruits of the Bloom’s Etsy Store and requested some items to critique our product quality. Please read Susannah’s review of our products, and take special note of each way you can gain additional entries into this contest to increase your likelihood of winning one of two prizes!
1st Prize is your choice of one bow from our “Bows” section or one headband set (all headband selections come with a bow or bloom) which are found in the “Blooms and Headbands” section of Fruits of the Bloom. 2nd Prize is one little girl’s bracelet! We want to sweeten the deal for the rest of you: Everyone wins with our 20% off Fruits of the Bloom Etsy Store Sale!
Please click on the above image for details on entering The Funky Monkey Giveaway, and Fruits of the Bloom’s Sale! We are rooting for one of you, our loyal Bloomin’ Fans, to bask in the glory of winning!
Revved Up for the Races,
Loren & Caitlin
Let’s get this party started with Mary of Hoganfe Handmade Handbags “mardi gras memoirs” Etsy Treasury! Mary chose Fruits of the Bloom’s Gothic Princess Boutique Bow for her treasury! Please click on the image above to see Mary’s Treasury and leave her a festive comment. Thank you so much, Mary, for letting us party like it’s 1999 in your treasury!
Hoganfe Handmade Handbag Originals is one of our favorite Etsy shops featuring such lovely purse art you’ll never want any other satchel to stash your stuffies than Mary’s! Get ready for your wedding party or any party at all by purchasing the eye candy treat pictured below to protect your favorite tech gadgets! The “Amy Butler Padded Gadget Wristlet Bag” will transport your camera, ipod, blackberry or cell phone in style! Please click on the image below to view this listing.
Bloomin’ Readers and Fans, do not miss out on our next stop on the party train: Meredith of tilleyjewels bride is offering a very generous GIVEAWAY–$100 gift certificate for product in her bridal shop! Brenda’s Wedding Blog is hosting Meredith’s giveaway. Please click on the image below from Brenda’s Wedding Blog post on tilleyjewels bride to enter for a bride-tastic win! You don’t have to be a bride to enter, but if you are–there’s no doubting Meredith’s jewelry and accessories will make you look and feel like royalty on your special day!
With all this partying going on you need some sweet hair accessories to see you through the days and nights! Please click on the images below of fresh items in Fruits of the Bloom’s store for the young and the young at heart!
We Just Want to PARTY All the Time,
Loren & Caitlin