3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Interview with O.C. Styles 100 followers Celebration Giveaway #1 starts March 1st

Tomorrow kicks off our one month Celebration of 100 Followers and I would like to introduce you to our first giveaway sponsor O.C.Styles.  I love when someone uses their talents to produce something beautiful and functional, and at Etsy you can find many designers of handmade products.  I was first introduced to O.C. Styles through one of my blogging friends (Mellissa over a Getting all my Ducks in a Row) when she had a giveaway during the holidays last year.  O.C. Styles makes handmade Accessories & Purses, and for our first giveaway O.C. Styles is donating a Java Bling to one of my lucky winners.

This giveaway will run from tomorrow March 1st - 7th
the winner will be announced on March 8th

So without further ado please meet shop owner:
Michelle Bousley

How did you get started on Etsy? 
I saw Etsy in many of the searches that I had looked for online & stumbled upon them. I noticed that it was a handmade arena that I should consider & I really love it. I am so glad I decided to be a part of Etsy.

How did you decide on the name for your shop? 
I live in Orange County, which is a melting pot of many styles, cultures, ideas and fashions. I was inspired by that, and decided to represent my inspiration.

Where do you get inspiration for the items in your shop?
I get inspiration from so many sources, such as fabric, the outdoors, paint colors, textures, my 4 year old daughter, my family members and just paying attention to fashion forecasts, trends & everyday items.

What item is your personal favorite?
Well, that's a bit difficult to decide, but I love making all of the items in my store, but I really love the purses, especially the pleated clutch with the kiwi bow & crystal & the Java Blingz hot drink sleeves.

Do you make custom orders? Yes, I love doing custom orders. It's one of the joys of my job & of being on Etsy. I really connect with my customers & can help them in a process that they may not receive in a regular retail environment.

How many years have you been creating?
I have been creating since I was a little girl, but I have been sewing since I was 15 years old, so, for a long while. I love learning a new technique and the buzz of the sewing machine. I feel so accomplished when I finish and item. It brings such joy to my day.

How long has your Etsy shop been open? 
I have had an Etsy store since July, 2008.

Are you running any current promotions or coupons? 
I run various promotions based on the time of year & the approaching holiday or season. Currently, I have a sale on Java Blingz a discounted price on 5 or 10 & I also have a 10 percent Bridal discount for 5 or more purchased purses and Free Shipping to USA/CANADA on Luggage Handle Grips.

What is my biggest hurdle?
I guess that would be trying to anticipate the fabric prints & designs that will sell best. I also find it challenging to keep certain fabrics available, as they are sometimes discontinued & I have no control over what prints are kept in stock by the manufacturers. Also, being able to have enough time to do all the things I want to do to in a day can be overwhelming at times, but being super organized helps to minimize that.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I would like to thank you for interviewing me & taking the time out of your busy schedule. Thank you for choosing OC STYLES, & I hope to see you in my shop very soon.

 100 Followers Giveaway #1

 Pink Bohemian Java Bling from O.C. Styles Etsy Shop
The Pink Bohemian Damask Java Bling is so stylish with the vintage button and the pink, brown, and green damask pattern.  These adorable reusable Java Blings are so fantastic to help dress up your daily coffee from your favorite coffee shop and also protect you hand against the heat of the cup.  
 Michelle over at O.C. Styles has many more fabric choices and other fantastic products to help organize and CUTE up your life.
Stop by Michelle's O.C. Styles shop and check out her full product line
Go HERE for more details of the giveaway and to ENTER!


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