Monday, March 23, 2009
Fatts MaGee Review and Giveaway
I am SO excited about this giveaway! Andrea, owner of Fatts MaGee, has great taste in fabrics and color combos, I just LOVE her shop! Here is a little about her:
I started out just this last June. I had found Etsy in April and had purchased a couple of bags from DSCHICBOUTIQUE and fell in love with handmade stuff. Dawn from DSCHICBOUTIQUE and I became fast friends via convo's because I was so interested in this life of sewing handmade bags and selling them. I had never even touched a sewing machine before! She talked me into buying a machine, she said "start with a pillow, you wont be able to stop..." And she was so right! And here I am! I couldn't believe I took to sewing like a duck takes to water, it's been such a joy for me, a wonderful hobby, a way to express my crafty side that I assumed would never come out. I wanted to open a shop and sell odds and ends that were fun, functional and affordable. I named the shop after my daughter Reese's nickname. Because she is my only girl! I started with pillow cases, bags, fabric coasters, purse organizers, and tool rolls. I got my first sale the day after I opened and was then addicted to this process. And it has nothing to do with the money. It has everything to do with somebody seeing something I made and liking it and wanting it! I never thought this would happen, and never thought I would see the sales I have had. I have been so fortunate. I can't believe I have stuff in other countries! As well as I did in the beginning it still felt a bit slow for my liking, I hadn't yet found my "thing". So one day I made a zipper pouch out of scrap fabric and it sold two hours later. I was amused! I made more, and they just started selling like hot cakes. I was shocked and excited. And so here I am.....I think people enjoy a quick affordable fun purchase, which zipper pouches provide. I keep them simple because sometimes less is more. And I love playing around with fabric combos. The zipper pouches keep me VERY busy, but I still enjoy sewing other things and taking custom orders. I work full time as a Data Specialist at a wonderful children's hospital, I have a husband and three kids, 4 yr old twins, and a 7 yr old, and we have a new puppy! So, my life is always going going going and it is very full! I would like to think if I was able to teach myself to sew and be this fortunate with it so far, their must be other crafts out there for me, I just need to find the time first! In the meantime, Etsy is really like a family, all of us sellers are very supportive of each other, I have felt so welcomed here since I started. I am very proud to be part of this handmade life.
I was able to review this adorable hippo zipper pouch. Andrea gave me the option of zipper color, but I let her choose, and she chose pink. It’s freaking darling! I got it in the mail and instantly put it in my purse. I love that the pouch is big enough to hold lots of stuff, but not too big to fit in my purse (I don’t carry luggage around, I carry a purse; I am not a fan of huge bags). I took it to the dunes with us over the weekend and put keys in it and then put it in the rhino glove box. It was the perfect size to hold the keys and I knew they wouldn’t fall through the cracks or fall out.
The pouch is put together really well. It feels really sturdy and is lined on the inside to add extra strength. I really am happy with it and will be buying more in the future. She also has some other great items, like make-up pouches, purses, pillows and more!
You can purchase any of the great items from Fatts MaGee here.
Fatts MaGee has generously offered one of my fabulous readers a zipper pouch of their choosing!
To enter, visit their site and tell me your favorite zipper pouch (don’t worry, you can choose something else if you win). **THIS IS REQUIRED!!**
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This giveaway ends Sunday, April 12th at midnight, MST. I will use random.org to choose a winner, and will post the winner on my site. The giveaway is open to international readers.