Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Broward Patch Giveaway

 

Well, it’s about time for some fun… and a giveaway always qualifies, yes?

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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.

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It might have had something to do with the loveliness that dear wifey had bestowed on the camera:

carnival bloom

 

And the man is nothing if not manly, eh?

(elk pee perfume and all)

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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:

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Broward Patch had the right combination of fun and (manly) funky.

See?!?

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Seriously… how much cuter could this Happy Camper strap get?

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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!)

 

The bonus is that y’all can get your own strap (or keychain, or Baby Bjorn bibs) for 15% off your entire order!  Use ONCEUPON for your discount… it’s like having your own personal sale :)

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!

Here’s Jen:

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!

113 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

Rach, because of you, I've spent more time on Etsy than I need to and it's seriously testing my self-control!

A follower, a follower!

Buckeroomama said...

My favorite from her shop? A toss-up between the CAMERA STRAP in Solid Chocolate Damaskin and the burnt orange one in your post. :)

Buckeroomama said...

Liked Broward Patch on FB. :)

Tamar SB said...

I;m a follower (and love reading here!

Tamar

Tamar SB said...

I like them on facebook, now too! Seriously there stuff rocks!

Tamar SB said...

I am super torn between the camera strap in solid cherry floral and the keychain in geometric bold! And now I am totally addicted to their shop!

Mom of M&Ms said...

I am totally a follower... and the brown strap is my fav.. but then maybe the ones you have.. hmmm how would I choose...there are some key chains that caught my eye.. I am so not good at choices. Very cute and thanks for the giveaway..

BTW; that shot of Mr. Daddy is kind of hot.. Like movie star hot.. just saying.. the elk pee just might move that image into the not hot portion though!

stephanie said...

/i'm a follower... and I love that he had to carry your girly camera strap :)

stephanie said...

And I love the Baby Bjorn Bib in Chocolate Damaskin!!

Kmama said...

Ooh! I'm a follower!

Kmama said...

I like the camera strap in solid chocolate damaskin.

S Club Mama said...

I follow

S Club Mama said...

I'd get the solid grey curdoroy one for my dad

S Club Mama said...

I like them on FB (Randi S)

BK said...

I'm a follower!

BK said...

I liked her FB page

BK said...

And I LOVE the black, red and white polka-dot camera strap. Like, love.

BK said...

Best Mothers Day present was probably a hand-made card I gave when I was like, 5...

BK said...

I blogged...

BK said...

Because I want it...

BK said...

Here... http://cowgirl-photography.blogspot.com/2011/04/because-i-want-to-win.html

Lauren said...

Love Broward Patch! Liked on facebook.

Lauren said...

Love the pink and blue strap!

Lauren said...

Following!

Susan said...

I'm a long-time follower, and might I just say that you cracketh me up too. I loved the Etsy site for Broward Patch shop and loved the camera strap that was called "soul"......for more reasons than one. (Have to admit, the Happy Camper one was adorable!) Beautiful, quality straps!

Foursons said...

I'm your FAVORITE follower! :D

Foursons said...

I really hate having to pick a favorite anything because it's so hard to choose. The first strap that caught my eye was the black, red, and white one. But then I thought I should get something girly because I'm surrounded by testosterone. And gosh darn it, I couldn't pick one. So yeah, I don't know. Is the solid chocolate floral one girly enough?

Foursons said...

I am now a FB fan!!!!

Foursons said...

The worst gift I ever gave....

I think it was a washed out salad dressing bottle covered in ripped up masking tape and then stained w/brown shoe polish. I then filled it w/a flower I picked that was covered in thorns. Yup, I worked HARD on that one. :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

You know I follow!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Camera strap and matching key chain in Chocolate Floral (and a camera to put on the strap please)

Tiffany said...

I love following you!

Tiffany said...

I would love one of the wrist straps - probably the pink & white polka dots just so DH won't steal my camera.

Tiffany said...

The worst Mothers Day present I ever gave was the year I tried to weed my mom's garden for her. I pulled out all the flowers.

Tiffany said...

I liked them on FB, and BK cracked me up with her "blogged about it" comments.

Mitchie said...

i follow as michellely

Mitchie said...

my fav CAMERA STRAP in Solid Chocolate Damaskin

Mitchie said...

i Like the Broward Patch Facebook page as yuki kuran

Mitchie said...

best give to my mom was my <3

Mitchie said...

i blogged about it
on the bottom of my blog
http://thestrawberrymist.blogspot.com/

addictivecreative said...

My fave item from Broward Patch has to be the Patchwork Keychain in Coral and Teal...b/c I love using those keychain wristlets for my keys!

Marija said...

GFC follower

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

I love the camera strap in Solid Gold!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I'm a Follower!

Melissa said...

Love you guys!!!

Melissa said...

Loving anything polka dot!

Belladonna1975 said...

I am a follower!!

Belladonna1975 said...

I like Broward Patch on FB!

Belladonna1975 said...

I love the Chocolate Damaskin strap!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Nana Kat..♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

My fav is the CAMERA STRAP in Soul Blossom Green.
fastkat at gmail dot com

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh if ONLY she had ZEBRA print! {sigh} That's what I'm on the hunt for...ZEBRA! But that SOUL blossom is pretty awesome....and the chocolate damask. Oh I love me some damask too...

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh, I'm a follower...when it lets me. It will suddenly unfollow me though I have no idea why. I really don't know what I'm doing. So, I probably follow you like 86 times...LOL

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

I "liked" her fanpage....and left her some love!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Ummm...the worst gift I ever got, I get every year. UGH, this sounds awful, but I never get anything for Mother's Day. Mike usually always forgets and by the time it rolls around, he's broke again, so I never get anything. SO, in order for me NOT to cook on Mother's Day, I have to plan ahead and save my OWN money and take the family out for lunch/dinner. Happens every year. It's a vicious cycle. I did get a mother's ring ONCE for Mother's Day probably 8 years ago, and that's been it. Only present. Ever. It's not a very expensive ring, but it's one of the VERY few things I have ever gotten from Mike (even my birthday) so I TREASURE it! So there really can't be a WORST when you've only had ONE. LOL

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

OK, and I don't have a lot of photographers that follow my blog anymore (because I'm blog-neglectful), BUT I do have a TON on my facebook, so, I put it as my status, with YOUR name, AND Broward Patch in the heading, linking both back to you guys, AND, the link here. And you can see it on Facebook. Would that count? I reach a lot more photographers that way. LOL

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh you need my email addy?

momof3darlings @ yahoo.com

Amy said...

I'm a follower :-)

Amy said...

Oh goodness I like them all! I would have to say the solid lemons are my favorite though.

Amy said...

I "liked" them on FB!

Amy said...

Best mothers day present I ever gave.... I made my Mom a grandmother right about mothers day in 08. Then I gave her another grand child right around mothers day in 08.

worst... one of those corny coupon books. Oh yeah, I went there.

Bethany said...

Oh, so cute! I want a camera strap and don't have the know how to make one... maybe I should plead my case to Brandi. ;)

Bethany said...

Worst Mother's Day gift I ever gave....

Probably a giant singing card to my grandma. She truly loved it because she likes "gaudy" things. I still cringe a little when I think of it.

Amber L. said...

I follow you with GFC

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber L. said...

I love the Camera Strap in Solid Tangerine Dots

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber L. said...

The best Mother's day present I ever game was a necklace that I made for my Mother-in-law. She loves it and wears it often.

appetizerforacraftymind(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

I'm a follower!! :)

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

If I don't win...I'm going over to buy the camera strap in Soul Blossom Pink!!

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

I liked the facebook page. :)

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

The best mother's present I ever gave was a homemade cake, decorated in fondant, with a big beautiful bow on it to my mom.

Heather said...

I liked the BP facebook page :)

Heather said...

oooo It's a cross between the chocolate damaskin & retro multi straps. I love these!

Heather said...

hopefully the best gift will be this year ;) My siblings & I pitched in to get my mom a vintage pearl necklace with our name on it :)

Jesika said...
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Anonymous said...

The purple-coral camera strap is calling to me. It's so fun and funky!

E-mail: qwertiful at gmail dot com

Sugar Spice Puppy Tales said...

Love the solid olive green camera strap!

Sugar Spice Puppy Tales said...

Like Broward Flower patch on FB.

Brooke said...

I'm following. :)

whitsend@live.com

Shana said...

I am a follower of course!!!

Shana said...

This is my favorite since I don't have a fancy schmancy dslr camera
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68657829/new-patchwork-keychain-in-purple-and

Brooke said...

This is my favorite item. :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/63490813/camera-strap-in-solid-chocolate-damaskin

whitsend@live.com

Brooke said...

This best thing I've given for Mother's day was a beautiful bracelet off of etsy for my mom. :)

whitsend@live.com

Shana said...

I liked Broward Patch on Facebook and left a comment on their wall.

Shana said...

I think the best Mother's Day gift I ever gave my Mom or my Mother-in-law was a grandchild. After waiting 12 years, it didn't matter that he came in August lol.

Shannon said...

gfc follower

snaugle81@gmail.com

Shannon said...

my favorite is the camera strap in teal and green

snaugle81@gmail.com

Shannon said...

Once I woke up early and walked a 2 miles to the store and back to bring my mom her favorite kind of latte and flowers (this was before I could drive of course)

snaugle81@gmail.com

micki said...

Hi! I'm a follower via GFC. Thanks for the chance to win.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

micki said...

I like the camera strap in teal & green!
Zoe0825@verizon.net

micki said...

The worst Mother's Day gift I ever got was...
Okay, I'm really spoiled I have nothing bad to report.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

Klemm Family said...

I love the CAMERA STRAP in Solid Butler Orange and Blue Polka Dot. Drooling...
skklemm at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I am a new follower. Hi!

amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

My favorite strap is the CAMERA STRAP in Solid Argyle.

amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I like Broward Patch on Facebook (A. Mace).
-amysweeps at gmail dot com

Brian S. said...

Worst gift I ever gave for Mother's Day was belated wilting flowers.

Brian S. said...

My favorite item in the shop is this black and red strap. http://www.etsy.com/listing/72879977/camera-strap-in-solid-black-red-and

Darcy said...

I follow!

Darcy said...

I LOVE the CAMERA STRAP in Solid Burnt Orange!

Darcy said...

The best present I ever gave my mom was a kind of memory album from my brother and I. On each page we wrote something awesome about our mom. We gave it to her years ago, but it is still on her coffee table!

darcylee99 at yahoo dot com

lisa said...

Follow Via GFC LisaMarie

lisa said...

CAMERA STRAP in Solid Chocolate Damaskin

lisa said...

best mothers day gift was my son :)

Ashley said...

I like the CAMERA STRAP in Solid Chocolate Floral.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Ang said...

Love the Solid Cherry Dots strap!

Ang
ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

For the Love of Yarn said...

Etsy is wonderful, isn't it?? And this shop is the bees knees!
GFC follower!

fortheloveofyarn at live dot com

For the Love of Yarn said...

Liked on FB!

fortheloveofyarn at live dot com

For the Love of Yarn said...

The camera strap in teal and green is my favorite!

fortheloveofyarn at live dot com

Katherine S. said...

I always do best when making handmade cards!!

Katherine S. said...

I follow u!!

Michelle said...

Following with Google Friend Connect
Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

My favorite is the CAMERA STRAP in Solid Burnt Orange. I'm loving orange lately!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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