This week’s giveaway Monday is brought to you by Mistle and Toe and Blue Guppy.
At Mistle & Toe, you will find recycled fashion, recycled decor, and eco-friendly gifts. There is some really creative stuff in their shop.
We (Tiff and Sarah) both love to create and re-use items, so much so that when we lived together, we had whole closets dedicated to just items we thought we could possibly reuse one today. So we wanted to start this business to give ourselves a creative outlet and to show that you can be inventive and environmentally-friendly. We love the creative possibilities and challenges of upcycling things to keep them out of the landfill and still make them beautiful! There seems to be a stigma around re-using goods, and we love the challenge of re-thinking and re-creating them into purposeful things once again. There is always a surplus of stuff, so what’s not to create?
Well once we decided that we wanted to officially start a business, we kept brainstorming things that were “us” and we were drawing blanks. But one night while we were reminiscing with some friends about memories, they reminded us of when we dressed up as mistletoe for a holiday party– one of us being mistle and the other as toe and we knew that would be our name: mistle & toe!
Use the code Krafty11 to get 10% off of anything in their store. How cool is that?
Mistle and Toe is giving away one of their awesome Upcycled T-Shirt necklaces, you pick the color.
Blue Guppy has a shop full of fun jewelry and accessories.
1.What inspired you to start your business?
I have always loved creating things. I remember as a kid studying everything from sweaters to jewelry and trying to figure out how they were made. I love creating things, and when my sister told me about Etsy, I thought it sounded like fun.
2. Please give me five words to describe you.
Colorful. Intelligent. Hopeful. Curious. Crazy.
3. What would we hear if we turned on your iPod right now?
A strange combination of classical and rock music. I absolutely love the timeless music of composers like Gustave Holst, Johan de Meij, and Richard Wagner. But I also love artists like Muse, Papa Roach, The Darkness, and Three Days Grace.
4.How did you decide on your Etsy shop name?
I wanted a name that was unique. I love guppies in general, and especially blue ones because they have such beautiful tails. It’s kind of a random name, but random is ok with me!
Blue Guppy is giving away a gorgeous pair of red feathered thread wrapped earrings.
*Make a Purchase at Either Shop Featured – 10 entries per shop
*Include Mistle and Toe or Blue Guppy in an Etsy treasury & send them a link via Etsy -5 entries per treasury
*Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect- 1 entry
Giveaway ends May 16, 2011 at Midnight & is only available to US residents. Winners will be notified by email the following day.
If you are interested in having your business featured on kraftykash.net please email me at kraftykashATyahooDOTcom