Well, it’s about time for some fun… and a giveaway always qualifies, yes?
It all started when a certain Mister got a wee bit grumpy when his wifey asked him to carry the camera for a few minutes.
It might have had something to do with the loveliness that dear wifey had bestowed on the camera:
And the man is nothing if not manly, eh?
(elk pee perfume and all)
So I went on the hunt (get it? HUNT? I cracketh myself up sometimes) for a less girly camera strap… and stumbled upon some Etsy greatness.
While I pined away for these orange cuties:
Broward Patch had the right combination of fun and (manly) funky.
Seriously… how much cuter could this Happy Camper strap get?
I mean, while being utterly manly, of course…
I was sold! I bought my two camera straps and she’s holding another one just for you!
(Required disclaimer: I purchased the giveaway strap, but the bonus is from Jen!)
But one reader gets to pick their own prize from her shop. But I thought it would be fun to meet the artist behind the creations!
I'm a mom of two little boys-my oldest turned two december 24th and my newest guy was born december 17th. December is going to forever be a wild month for us and I have already realized that I should start buying presents now for both birthdays and christmas:)
I started my shop just over a year ago after much prodding by one of my best friends who is a photographer. I made her several straps and had a very positive response.
I put several on Etsy not expecting much but they sold very quickly....so I listed several more again thinking it was an accident and sold out again. Very quickly, it went from an occasional strap to me sewing everyday and loving every second of it! I would have never predicted this outcome but its been an awesome ride and I can't wait to see where else it takes me!
How fun is she? I always love it when Etsy sellers are excited to do custom orders and easy to work with. She actually ordered the fabric that I’d fallen in love with and bam, those puppies were in the mail before I could have threaded my own sewing machine.
(To be fair, my sewing machine’s 147 page instruction manual is in Japanese, so I haven’t quite figured it out yet).
It kicked the flowerly strap to the curb and is holding up great for daily use!
And onto the rules! We’ll give you guys a few ways to win:
If you’re a Follower, leave a comment letting us know. (We love you guys bunches :)
Tell us your favorite item from the Broward Patch shop.
Like the Broward Patch Facebook page… leave another comment if so!
Tell me the best or worst Mother’s Day present you ever gave!
Oopsie, almost forgot this one! Blog about it, send us the link, and leave three comments for three more additional entries!
Leave separate comments for each so all your entries get counted. Can’t wait to hear your stories!
We’ll close down the entries and announce the winner with the next True Story Tuesday!