Monday, September 28, 2009

Hip Giveaway - pearly whites

This weeks giveaway is brought to you by LATaylor Designs. She is a lovely jewelry designer using sterling silver or gold filed wire/chain and include gemstones, freshwater pearls and/or swarovski crystals. Very pretty works and so nice and genuine, I had a good time talking to her the other day and can't wait to meet her.

Her etsy bio says the following:

She is the mother of 12 year old wonderful twins (boy/girl) and recently retired from the LAPD as a detective and now spends all her time shuttling the twins around, helping out various local charity organizations and, of course, making jewelry!

Is it wrong for me to want to have someone "try" to steal from us so I can watch her in action? Probably.

Lorie is generously giving away this sweet little bracelet.

"This cream fresh water pearl bracelet is sophisticated yet has an everyday ease. It is made with sterling silver links of chain and has a very sweet heart-shaped charm attached. It is finished with a lobster clasp and can be adjusted from 7 1/2" to 9 1/4.""

Cute as a button!

To own this pretty little piece, please check out her etsy shop and let us know which item you like the best. Leave a comment. Giveaway will end this Sunday October 4th. Can you believe it will be October already? Do you know what you are going to be for Halloween?

Hip Winners

and the winner of the Muse silk scarf this week (thank you

CORI, she said:

"Oh, i love muse's scarves - it's so hard to pick a favorite one! - I tend to lean towards the ones I know take so much work, like Naiive Windflower,
and Lemonade Rosebuds -
So i guess i am into the flowers!!
So pretty, and elegant."

I will send you an email to gather all your info...congratulations!!!

Once I get dressed and perhaps have breakfast I will put together this weeks giveaway...check out the right hand vendor column for the list of the giveaways to come.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hip Giveaway

So very excited to introduce you to Angel this week. She paints the most beautiful scarves you have ever seen. Her process is fascinating, she recently wrote about it on her blog.

I had the pleasure of speaking to Angel earlier this week and she painted this scarf this past weekend especially for this giveaway. Her generosity as well as her talent are overwhelming.

Resist lines drawn, black ground painted in...drying.

close up

This 8"x 54"silk habotai scarf has an off black ground, and multicolor feathers of purples, reds and golden yellows all melting together. It's bright and exciting - a sure pop of "wow" color to your outfit!

Her violet wood grain scarf is my favorite.

She recently painted one as a wall hanging for a customer and the customer said she had to take it down, it was too pretty not to be shown off. I too, would like one as a wall hanging. I think it would be cool to have one in a clear frame in front of a window, doesn't that sound pretty?

For an opportunity to win this beautiful accessory, please visit her etsy site and let us know your favorite one and leave a comment. Giveaway ends Sunday night.

Good Luck!

Hip Winners

Hip Hip Hooray for comment #3 (thank you

Way to go Jeannie!!!!!!! I will give Carmen your email address. Can't wait to see what you choose!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hip Giveaway

Carmen was one of the first hip handmaid I went after. She loves all things vintage, all things cute, romantic, kawaii, and in general anything that is girly!

I saw her fabulous inventory on Etsy and always wanted to make fabric covered tacks and buttons and so on, but never have. This girl takes it to a whole new level. I love them, especially the eye exam pins, they are my favorite!

She is giving away a $5.00 gift certificate to her shop...there are so many fabrics to choose from, it will be difficult to choose a favorite.

Yay for Carmen! Cute as a button. Can't wait to see all of her stuff in person...

only 11 weeks to go!

Giveaway rules:

Check out her Etsy site and let us know your faves...leave a comment

Check out the new Hip Handmaid website and sign the guestbook...leave a comment telling me you did

Giveaway ends Sunday night!

OH, and leboutique is also hosting her own first giveaway on her make sure you check that out too...several ways to win these bad boys!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hip Winners

Shay was our winner this week, congratulations girl! She might be having a baby right now, so exciting!

New giveaway starting tomorrow...

For now though, if you haven't seen the new and improved website please go take a look. I was using my mac program from the beginning, but I had a few complaints that there was a crazy error message when you would open it up. I took matters into my own hands and got onto godaddy. I purchased the domain from them already and who knew how easy it was going to be. Luckily, there was a template that worked for what I wanted or I might have been a little more unhappy with the outcome. It's not as personalized as I would have liked, I mean there are probably thousands of websites out there using the same look. But for now I think it is cute as a button.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hip Giveaway

All Handmade - All The Time - By Hip what is said at the top of shelc's etsy site. This woman is truly one of a kind.

I remember her telling me one day how she began to was one of those days where she was like, I want to sew...ok, you got a machine? Her and a friend managed to get their hands on a machine and sort of work there way through it. Neither of them knew how to thread it, or it had been a long time and they just decided to do it one day. I would have been so intimidated if I hadn't had lessons, I never would just pick up a machine and start.

Each time she sews she tried something new, until one day she is ripping apart a dress to make her own pattern and I am completely in awe! No fear this girl and no frill either. Just check out the dress she is donating for this weeks giveaway.

You heard me right...this is a dress!!! Cute little ruffle on the top. Dress comes with striped top underneath and is a 3-4t.

I am already lucky to own a few of these babies for my little girl.


Let's see...let's to enter this time???? The whole idea for these giveaways is to get the word out for our show in Burbank this December. So if you appreciate the giveaways we would be ever so grateful if you would help us spread the word. Give a look see to shelc's etsy site and let us know your faves, but also if you could send an email to your peeps in California with a link to the blog.

12 weeks to go!! Giveaway ends Sunday night.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hip Winners

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!

"The Comstocks" are the big winners this week! Way to go Candace! Can't wait to see what you choose.

Stay tuned for another giveaway later this week.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hip Giveaway - Peace and Love

I'm so happy to introduce you to Canela this week from cinnamonsticks. OH MY GOODNESS she is a busy gal. This lovely lady of 6, count em' SIX kids is a wife, mother and metal smith. I think it's cute that she has a count-up on her blog of how long she has been married.

She describes her jewelry...

"Everything in life seems to inspire my designs, so you will find a variety of styles from clean, simple, elegant, and modern to elecetic, whimsical, and rustic."

This weekend to celebrate her as a "Hip Handmaid" she is graciously giving away this oh so cute necklace.

Peace and Love...The little bitties...hand stamped layered and soldered sterling charm necklace

Cute as a Button!!!
She has a crazy amount of stamps if you would like something different stamped on the silver, she will oblige.

To enter...

1 entry for visiting her Etsy site and letting us know your faves
1 entry for adding a Hip Handmaids button on your blog
1 entry for adding Hip Handmaids as a Facebook friend
1 entry for adding Hip Handmaids as a twit (i have like, NO friends on the twitter thing...i don't get it yet so this would help)

Please leave separate comments for each entry. Good luck to you all! Giveaway ends Labor Day!

13 Weeks to go...

Button button who's got a button

I totally made a button today!!!! I feel super nerdy, but I did it!!!!

Copy and paste the mumbo jumbo to the right in a new widget and you will totally have a HH button. I know this is elementary to most of the computer world, but I feel fancy.

Thanks for the assistance with getting the word out, this is going to be a great show!!!