I’m back from my 2 days in France and it’s time to celebrate my first night at my new home with Mr B and the beginning of a new life toghether! Since the end of March we daily go at home to prepare everything, to organize, decorate, paint … We still have too many things to do and finish but we are in!
What a better way to celebrate ? A giveaway!!! And what a better giveaway!? Something about Alice’s in Wonderland!!
I’ve met Roberta, from Pinkcherrymania few weeks ago in the blogosphere. She has a blog and a great Etsy Store. Thanks to her fantastic tags, bags, boxes, “Drink me items” she had me immediately! It’s the perfect giveaway for my blog and for all my followers!
She decided to offer 2 gifts from her etsy store :
I’ve asked her to kindly answer to some question and here what she said:
Italian name, are you italian? Where do you come from?
My relatives come from spain, france and mexico and i married a scottish man 🙂
Where did everything start?
It all started when i was a little girl. i have always loved to create and make things. being a stay-at-home-mom, i wanted to find a way to use my creative energy and share it with others. last summer, my daughter had her 16th birthday party in the vintage alice in wonderland theme. it was very difficult to find vintage looking items for her party….so i made them myself! i decided to try selling them in my etsy shop and in a matter of weeks, i was busier than i ever had imagined! i had tried for 2 years to sell my creations on etsy with no success, so this has been such a blessing!
Your Etsy Store is your job or is your hobby?
My etsy shop started out as a hobby and has become my job. it is wonderful to have a job that i LOVE and that can also help support my family.
Why did you choose Alice’s characters?
Since i was a little girl, i have been captivated by the story of alice. i remember dreaming that i had such adventures many times! as an adult, i never lost my love for the story of wonderland. i have always experimented with ways to incorporate alice in wonderland into art, decorating and everyday life, without having it look “childish” or “juvenile”. i feel like the vintage illustrations of alice allow me to do all of the above. i have created items for children and adults ranging in age from 1 year, to older women having their second wedding and everywhere in between. the story speaks to so many, young and old, boys and girls, men and women….it is ageless, timeless and classic. i also create marie antoinette inspired items. although a very frivolous girl, her style is so inspiring!
Can you tell me something more about you? I know that you have 3 children and what else? Hmmm, well, there is so much to tell! i do have 3 wonderful children who live with me and a wonderful step-daughter who lives with us in the summertime. we have 3 girls and a boy, ages 14, 15, almost 17 and 4.
I have had many jobs over the years including hairdresser, medical assistant, art gallery manager, cake decorator…. i have never quite decided on what i want to be when i grow up, so i figure, i’ll try everything!
I love to travel, but have not had much opportunity to do so as an adult. i did get to travel to russia as a teenager in 1990. it was one of the best times of my life!
I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive of my constant ideas and projects. we met in the 8th grade and went to high school together. we both married other people and had children before finding each other again and living happily-ever-after. after years of trying to have a child together, we gave up, but were eventually blessed with our miracle boy in 2006.
Hmmm, what else….i LOVE to go to antique stores and flea markets. i would love to travel to france someday. i live on a bluff overlooking a beautiful valley…every morning i get to look out over the alfalfa fields and watch the cows and deer and wildlife below. i also have unobstructed views of the beautiful sierra-nevada mountains, where i grew up. my home is such an inspiration.
our entire family is involved in the youth ministry in our church, working with high school kids. it is such a blessing to be able to give back and serve others since we have been so blessed.
What about you? Are you a curious girl?
Curious? yes!!!!! i am very curious. my curiosity has been known to get me into trouble many times. whether it is reading old books, and studying history or exploring caves, abandoned houses and floating my way through water filled mine shafts (not recommended!) i find that my curiosity has not changed over the years and is such a vital part of my creative process.
Apart from your Alice’s etsy store, do you have others interests?
The list could go on and on, but a few of my other interests include reading, writing, gardening, cake decorating, party planning, hiking, doing anything at the ocean, scrapbooking, crocheting, visiting museums and historical sites, travel, cooking , digging through junk piles and visiting antique stores.
I have a blog that i have not updated in quite a while, but i will be re-decorating it in the next week or so if you would like, come and visit me! www.pinkcherrymama.com
Thanks Roberta, for your kindness and for your answers! We love almost the same things…
She does beautiful things, look at her amazing Marie Antoinette tags
2) To double the chance to win, please visit “Pinkcherrymama” blog and leave a comment (let me know it in a second comment);
3) the third way to enter the draw is to post about my giveaway and Roberta’s Etsy Store on your blog (write me the link on a third comment).
3 chances to win!!! The winner will be chosen randomly! Good luck ladies!!!
Giveaway end Tuesday April the 27th, 8.oo pm local time. I will announce the winner next tuesday!