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Today, I bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor Wyoming Rose Boutique. In the words of Maria Rose:
"Wyoming Rose Boutique is a small business run by two generations of artisans. We make and sell a wide assortment of beautiful hand-made, re-purposed and vintage items.""I have a daily blog called Little Things Are Big and I post about life, family, food, all things creative. I am always happy to meet new readers through my blog."
SouleMama: What inspired you to start your business?
Sue: I was working as an oncology nurse, a job I loved. Sewing, crocheting and crafting was what I used to do as my hobby. All that changed when I became ill and could no longer keep my job working with cancer patients. That was quite a loss to me and didn't fit into my master plan. I think my daughter saw that I needed purpose and we started seriously talking about working at what we love as it was something I could do from home.
Maria Rose: My mother and I are both creative by nature and we have always talked about how we would love to create for a living. When my mother had to leave her job due to illness the stars aligned and we were able to make these imaginings manifest into something creative and wonderful. We love working together, sharing ideas and inspiration.
SouleMama: What artists/crafters or teachers have inspired your life?
Sue: We named our shop after my Grandma Rose, whose family homesteaded in Wyoming. She was a woman who quilted, crocheted, knitted, made jewelry, you name it. She was very talented and made beautiful things. It was a happy day for me when I showed her our business cards! My mother carried on Grandma's creative traditions and added some of her own. I have lovely memories as a teen, talking with my Mom while she sewed. My daughter, who is now my business partner, also inspires me. I think she helps me think outside the box more!
Maria Rose: I come from a long line of creative women. I think creating has always been in my blood. My first serious artistic inspiration came from a dear friend and former teacher, Michael Copeland. He taught me to push myself to be ever more creative. I am also an artist and an art historian as well, so I draw my influences from many sources!
SouleMama: Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
Sue: "Most of us live lives that are far richer and more meaningful than we appreciate." -Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Maria Rose: “You are here and it is now.”-Michael Copeland
SouleMama: What's the product or offering that you're most excited about right now?
Sue: I'm proud of the jewelry that incorporates vintage lace; I'm also loving the scarves we make. Truthfully, the product I'm always most excited about is the "next" one. Right now, that is children's clothing.
Maria Rose: I am excited about all of our products! I really enjoy the vintage treasures we find, but the most satisfying pieces are those that incorporate our crafting skills with vintage/antique rescues to create something completely new and one-of-a-kind.
For today's giveaway, Wyoming Rose Boutique is generously offering the following to ONE winner:
~ a $25 gift certificate to Wyoming Rose Boutique
In addition, Wyoming Rose Boutique is offering Soule Mama readers 20% off all orders this week. Just use the coupon code: mama2011 when checking out. Offer expires February 19th, 2011.
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Thank you to Wyoming Rose Boutique!
To enter, please leave a comment in today's post (one entry per person, please). Comments will close on Monday by 8:00am EST. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced here in this post by Monday evening.
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Posted by: Ashley Grimes