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Today, I bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor Banberry Place. In Corie's words:
"Banberry Place offers unique and inspirational fabric and patterns, that ship for FREE every day. Our customers find the largest selection of European import fabrics around! We offer a great selection of knits, Japanese fabric and quilting cottons. Apparel sewing patterns are plentiful; from Ottobre to Farbenmix to Modkid, there is a pattern for everyone! Don't forget the trims! Iron on's, ribbon, bias and rac, to name a few, will help make your project extra special."
The Banberry Place blog is found at www.StuntSewing.com, it’s a mixture of sewing projects, inspiration and family life."
SouleMama: How long have you been in business?
Corie: Nearly 5 years! We started out wanting to offer sewists an alternative for unique fabric and patterns. When we stumbled upon the high quality and colorful European Fabrics and the clever patterns of Farbenmix and Studio Tantrum we knew we’d found our niche. We continue that spirit today and are always on the look-out for amazing sewing supplies. Over the years we have added Japanese textiles, quilting cottons and knit fabrics.
We find that embellishing takes most projects from good to GREAT, therefore we continually offer new and unique trims. Bias trim is a staple around here, not only for finishing a quilt, but it makes hemming a skirt or pants a breeze. The narrow ribbon from Europe can be added to any project to give it a punch of whimsy and iron-ons and embroidery are quick ways to add pizzazz.
SouleMama: What's your favorite part of your job? The most challenging?
Corie: The best part of this business is being surrounded by fabulous textiles as well as my 4 children and husband. My kids think it’s really cool to have a fabric shop in their home and are some of my biggest promoters; they are always telling people about it and encouraging other moms to sew for their own children. I love the flexibility that working from home allows; one minute helping a customer find just the right item for their project, bouncing over to the school lunchroom to help out, and back again. I’ve become quite the early riser, it’s common to find me answering emails and doing editing at 4 in the morning. The quiet of the house and a cup of coffee, provide a great start to the day!
It can be challenging to find enough time to keep up with my own personal projects, our project wishlist is long. The girls have definite opinions about what patterns they want to try and which fabrics to use for them. I am fortunate to have a husband that can sense when I need to take an extra bit of time to create and he’ll make sure I get a block of time, being able to immerse myself in a sewing project is definitely one of the “places” I go to recharge.
SouleMama: What artists/crafters or teachers have inspired your work?
Corie: I am continually finding inspiration through my own children and our adventures. Outside of that, my “go to” Internet inspiration comes from the master “color mixer”, Nancy, whose designs are so unique and enjoyable for my girls to wear! The Kickundblick gallery also has so many creative sewists and, of course, flickr is filled with amazing talent.
For today's giveaway, Banberry Place is generously offering the following to ONE winner:
~ a $50 gift certificates to our shop, to use on fabric, patterns, notions or a combination of the above
In addition, Banberry Place is offering SouleMama readers 10% off for the rest of the month. Use code SouleMarch through March 31, 2011.
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Thank you to Banberry Place!
To enter, please leave a comment in today's post (one entry per person, please). Comments will close on Monday by 8am EST. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced here in this post by Monday.
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Lovely! Great Giveaway!
Posted by: Amy @ A Faithful Journey