Thursday, April 23, 2009

Featured Etsy Artist & Giveaway...Huggermugger (CONTEST CLOSED...Winner Announced)

I am SO pleased to introduce to you Etsy shop...Huggermugger!!
I met Rachel, the owner of Huggermugger, through Busy Moms of Etsy Team that we both belong to. I am so glad to feature this multi-talented Mom!! As you can see in her shop, she offers a variety of handmade goodness! Rachel told me the word "huggermugger" means "jumble," and she describes her store as a jumbled assortment of different items, which is why she chose that for her store name. Trust me, her store holds something for everyone! She has a variety of items to choose from such as patterns, crocheted hats & purses, sachets, journals, & crocheted finger puppets(so cute!) and I must add some GREAT gift options for Mother's Day! I talked with Rachel (she's awesome!) and she gave me the inside scoop on running her own business and being a very busy mom!

Here is what Rachel had to say!
1.Tell us a little about the person behind Huggermugger? My name is Rachel Kovaciny, and I'm a 29-year-old stay-at-home mom. I live in Connecticut with my husband and our 18-month-old son.
2.How long have you been creating, and what inspired you to start doing this? I've been crafty all my life, and love coming up with new ideas for projects. I make up a lot of my own patterns/designs, and sometimes it takes me several tries to get them right, but I'm stubborn that way :-D My craftiness comes from my mom who taught me to crochet, sew, knit, and do just about everything else. As for how I got started on Etsy, a dear friend of mine has a shop -- Knitsational -- and she encouraged me to start one too. In turn, I got my mom started on Etsy; her store is called TheSquareGrammy.
3.What is your favorite item to create and why? I adore making my collaged journal covers. I started doing them in college, and I dig the challenge of finding just the right-sized pieces for each collage. Plus, I get to incorporate another of my passions: words and writing. And I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing the finished collages come together. It's also lots of fun doing custom collages for people, because I can focus on their particular interests and make something I know they will enjoy.
4.Being a Busy Mom and Business owner, what is the most challenging aspect of it all, and do you have any tips for other business owners/busy moms? I'd say time is my biggest challenge. I can knit or crochet with my son around, but collages and most sewing projects have to wait until he's either asleep or playing with his daddy. As for tips for other busy moms, I guess the best thing I can say is learn to multitask! :-D

You can also find Rachel in the Blogosphere here. She posts all kinds of things on her blog, from new items in her shop to recipes, to cool things from other Etsy sellers. She says she tries to update it at least 3 times a week, though being a busy mom, that doesn't always happen. I know exactly what she means!! :)

Rachel has so graciously offered to giveaway to one of our readers her favorite item to make...A BEAUTIFUL Collaged Journal(pictured to the left and below)! To win Rachels Off the Beaten Track (ONE-OF-A-KIND) Journal go on over and check out her shop Huggermugger. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite item or items! That is good for 1 entry and is a must to enter.






As always I will give you some more opportunities to win!!
1. Follow(or already follow) Rachels Blog...Huggermugger... for an extra entry
2. Follow(or already follow) Ozark Scents Blog for an extra entry
3. Follow(or already follow) Busy Moms of Etsy Blog for an extra entry
4. Tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave us the link for 3 extra entries (leave 3 comments for this one)
5. Make a purchase from Huggermugger and receive 5 extra entries (will be verified, leave 5 comments)

Please make sure your email address is in your comment or your blogger account so we can contact you if you win. Contest open to everyone and ends May 6 at 7pm CST.
Thank You Rachel for a wonderful feature and sponsoring this fabulous giveaway!!
Have Fun & Good Luck Everyone!!
♥Amy

81 comments:

Treasia said...

Hey girl, what a great giveaway you've got going. Hope all is well with you.

I follow you here.

Treasia said...

I love this item: Groovy Geometry Sachet -- Honeysuckle Rose

Treasia said...

I follow Huggerbugger too.

Treasia said...

I also follow Busy Moms

Treasia said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/TTruckerswife/status/1604074457

Treasia said...

I twittered the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/TTruckerswife/status/1604074457

Treasia said...

Twittered it: http://twitter.com/TTruckerswife/status/1604074457

Thanks for the giveaway and introducing me to a new store.

always_317537 said...

I like the Delicious Journal :)

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always_317537 said...

I follow rachel's blog:)

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always_317537 said...

I follow your blog :)

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always_317537 said...

I follow busy mom's etsy shop :)

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always_317537 said...

I tweeted :)

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#1

always_317537 said...

I tweeted :)

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#2

always_317537 said...

I tweeted :)

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#3

Julie said...

I am already following Rachel's blog!

Noumenon said...

For a second there I thought Treasia had it locked up.

This comment isn't an entry, sorry.

Rachel Kovaciny said...

Aww, come on, Noumie -- you could give the journal to your mom or one of your sisters, yanno ;-)

danosgrammy said...

I follow Rachel's shop and blog - hee hee - I'm the mom she talks about in your feature. She does really beautiful work! Her journals are awesome!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Cotton Candy Sun Hat (3-6mo)

Amber said...

The Buttercup Sun Hate is my favorite!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Aik said...

I love the Bright Baubles Hat (adult large).

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Aik said...

I'm following Huggermugger.

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Aik said...

I'm following Ozark Scents Blog.

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Aik said...

I'm following Busy Moms of Etsy Blog.

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Aik said...

TWEETED

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Aik said...

TWEETED

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Aik said...

TWEETED

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balanced. said...

Aw, her finger puppets are so cute! My fav is this kitten one.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23709862

balanced. said...

Am now following huggermuggers blog as well. :)

MJ said...

I love the mini notebook!

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Meninheira said...

I like "Live Your Life Journal" :)

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Chelsey said...

I like the Retro Flowers Sachet -- Lavender! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

janil said...

I love Reversible Fanciful Flights Purse!
Thnaks!
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Wehaf said...

I like the Coffee Comfot Journal: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19993833

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crystal said...

I think that all of the sachets are really nice. My favorite is the Lavender Treasure Map Sachet:)
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Valerie said...

fun, love the Words, Words, Words Journal
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Twisted said...

I LOVE the yellow crochet hat. I favorited it a week or two ago. Very nice stuff!

beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to win. I also like the bright baubles hat THank you!
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sweetsue said...

The pink Cotton Candy Sun Hat is my favorite-so pretty!
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sweetsue said...

I follow Ozark Scents!
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A said...

love the once upon a time journal!

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tennrose said...

Grape Slushie Sun Hat THIS IS AWESOME !
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tennrose said...

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janetfaye said...

I like Treasure Map Sachet -- Lavender.

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janetfaye said...

I follow Rachels Blog.

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janetfaye said...

I follow your blog.

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janetfaye said...

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janetfaye said...

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janetfaye said...

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janetfaye said...

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365 Letters said...

I love the Retro Flowers Sachet-Honeysuckle Rose

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Shanda said...

The Bunny Finger Puppet is my favorite!
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SeahorseLady said...

I like the nice Once Upon a Time Journal and the finger puppets.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I follow.

quelleheure4 said...

My favorite is the Once upon a Time journal.

quelleheure4 said...

I follow you.

quelleheure4 said...

I follow Huggermugger

quelleheure4 said...

I also follow Busy Moms.

happishopr said...

Love the mini notebook. trinitygsd at yahoo dot comm

Anonymous said...

The ONce Upon a Time Journal-
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lezanac said...

I love the Words words words journal lezanac@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the coffee comfort journal!!

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Muffin said...

what a lovely shop. :)
My favorite has to be the words, words, words notebook, simply cause I loooove notebooks! :)

georgie c said...

Groovy Geometry Sachet -- Honeysuckle Rose & Imagine and Believe mini notebook. electricisland(at)gmail.com

georgie c said...

Following Huggermugger blog now. electricisland(at)gmail.com

georgie c said...

Following Busy Moms of Etsy Blog now. electricisland(at)gmail.com

georgie c said...

tweet 1- http://twitter.com/electricisland/status/1715413075

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wendy said...

Reversible Fanciful Flights Purse is what caught my eye.

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masonsgranny59 said...

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mabelilly28 said...

The Words, words, words journal caught my eye!

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mabelilly28 said...

I'm a follower!

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JenniferB said...

I like the retro flowers sachet

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JenniferB said...

following huggermugger

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JenniferB said...

following ozarks scents

JenniferB said...

following busy moms of etsy

JenniferB said...

tweeted #1
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JenniferB said...

tweeted #2
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JenniferB said...

tweeted #3
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