Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pamper Me, Please: Brandi Button Bags Review and Giveaway!!


Pamper Me, Please with Brandi Button Bags!
I was very pleased to work with Brandi who offered me a cute little black and white clutch to review for her Etsy store- Brandi Button Bags.

"This is a cute little clutch that can go any where with you. It has an outside zipper, with 3 different inside compartments. Including one that will fit your driver's license or credit card perfectly. It has a magnetic closure in the front. Dimensions are: 5.5" tall 7" wide 1.5" depth.  This is made out of premium 100% cotton fabrics with decor bond interfacing and 100% cotton thread."

I really liked the different black and white fabrics that were used and the contrasting sizes of the dots.  I was surprised at the thickness and sturdiness of  this little clutch.  It fits perfectly in my hand without being flimsy and can easily be tucked under my arm.  This is also small enough even to slip into a larger purse. You also have plenty of room for a checkbook, calendar, phone and keys.  I also liked the outside zippered pocket to store anything loose.  This would make a great gift!

Let's get to know Brandi a little bit:
*Where did you come up with the name of your shop?
I came up with the name BrandiButtonBags because the bags I originally started making had a large signature wooden button. Everyone loved the buttons I put on my bags, so I decided to name my store after them. I made bags for friends and family first, and they became more and more popular that I decided to open a store. I haven't done any advertising so my store isn't very successful, but I still get requests from referrals and such.

*How long have you been quilting?
 I started quilting about 6 years ago. I had never sewed before that, and I just fell in love with everything about it from picking out the fabric, to the finished result.

*What is your favorite thing about quilting? 
My favorite thing about quilting has got to be seeing the end result. I think only a quilter can appreciate all the time and effort it takes. Quilting requires such minute detail for the big picture in the end, and I like that too.

*What is unique about your shop?
I think my shop just has unique patterns. I like picking out different fabrics too. I love having bags that no one else has, and they are comfortable to wear as well.

Thank you, Brandi!!
*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Buy it: Brandi makes stylish hand bags, quilts and more. Check back often for new items. Since Brandi has a new shop, she currently offers FREE SHIPPING on all items!

Win it: Brandi has offered this adorable black and white clutch for the winner.  Wow!!  Open to US only.  Giveaway ends Friday, October 1.

To enter: Be sure to click on all the links before filling out the entry form.

1. Mandatory: Be a follower on my blog (2 entries)
2. Visit BrandiButtonBags and tell me your favorite item. (Required)
3. Put my Knowlton Nest button on your blog and provide the link. 
4. Put Pamper Me Please button on your blog and provide link (button must be on blog until giveaway ends)
5. Subscribe to my blog by email (top right corner)
6."Like" The Knowlton Nest on Facebook (link on my blog). 
7. Follow on Networked Blogs (link on my blog) 
8. Follow me on twitter (@shondaet)
9. Post about this giveaway on another site (your blog, facebook, twitter, etc) (1 entry for every site) 
10. Add BrandiButtonBags as a favorite on Etsy.
11. Make a purchase at BrandiButtonBags.
12. Tell me one thing you learned about Brandi.

Click HERE for extra entries if you entered more than one giveaway this week.