Lovely – Allora Handmade (GIVEAWAY)

Hi guys, welcome back!

Are your drinks re-filled and ready for another great chat?

Today we get to spend a little one on one time with Jessica of Allora Handmade.

Let’s have a little Q&A with Jess, shall we?

A little about you?

I believe that creativity is good for the soul. I love my family with all that I am. I have 2 boys (Owen – 2 and Henry-1) who keep me on my toes and make me smile (when they aren’t making me crazy.) I have moved 23 times in the last 10 years. Our latest move was to help my husband finish school. I crave mexican food daily. The beach makes me giddy. (Must be the San Diego girl in me). I have learned more about myself in the last 2 years than in the 28 before them. I wish I was a dancer. I cherish real friendships. I consider motherhood an honor. I love my business and what it’s become, my real job as a wife and mother challenges me more than anything else I’ve ever done.


Allora Handmade started a year ago, what made you go with fabric flowers? How long have you been making pretty fabric things? What started your love for it?

I had dabbled around with several things just as a hobby for a few years and found that I loved to wear flowers in my hair. I made them for myself, my sister, and my niece just for fun. When people started asking where I bought them I thought I might try to sell them and make an extra buck to help put the hubby through school. I was amazed (and still am!) at the response. Pretty quickly it became obvious that people loved the fabric flowers, and eventually my rolled rosettes took over my life. I’ve always loved creating pretty things, but having a happy customer has only fueled my desire to create and made me to grow as an artist.


Favorite color combinations?

I LOVE yellow (understatement, understatement, understatement!) So anything with yellow makes me happy. Yellow (mustard in particular) with gray, pale yellow with aqua blue, bright yellow with pink. LOVE. I tend to gravitate towards bold and bright colors and combinations. Things that make me smile:)


Favorite item currently in your shop?

ugh. So hard to choose! I think I have to go with the mustard (told you!) don’t buy me flowers bracelet. It goes with everything (didn’t you know mustard yellow is practically a neutral?) and is perfectly unique and subtle at the same time.

Favorite Starbucks drink OR favorite dessert?

Not a Starbucks girl, but dessert, oh yeah! Ice-cream-a-holic here. If I could live off of it, I would.

See, I knew you’d fall for her (if you hadn’t already). I think she’s convinced me yellow is the new black … and while I wish I wasn’t a Starbucks girl (as does my bank account) I can totally relate to the ice-cream-a-holic problem. That is why I run … for ice cream & dessert.

Well guess what … grab an ice cream cone because Jessica is serving up a double scoop of sweet for the ‘Sunshiney Happy Days’ party.

Scoop 1:: Discount/Promotion
Jessica has sweetly offered to keep her ‘1 year birthday’ special going for my readers this week … so go shop and BUY 3 GET 1 Free. You can read all the fine print details on her original birthday post here.

Scoop 2:: GIVEAWAY!!
One reader will win a pair of Allora Handmade “Rosy Cheeks” earrings.

Enter to win, one comment for each chance::

  • Leave a comment with your favorite ice cream flavor
  • Visit Allora Handmade and tell us your favorite item
  • Follow Allora Handmade on Twitter
  • Follow Knitty Bitties blog
  • Follow Knitty Bitties on Twitter
  • Tweet this “@knittybitties featuring the talented @allorahandmade today with a sunshiney happy day GIVEAWAY! http://tiny.cc/t4p4o”

Yea 6 chances to win!! Winner will be chosen by random.org on Sunday, July 18th.

{photo credit: all photos courtesy of Allora Handmade}

Happy Creating! See you back here tomorrow to meet someone new!

Comments

  1. What an interesting concept. I love these little flowers… and they never wilt!

  2. I follow knitty bitties

  3. I checked out Allora and I love love love the ring around the rosie ring in caramel.

  4. I follow knitty bitties

  5. my fave ice cream is pralines and cream

  6. love the large 3 musketeers in moss green!

  7. i love the pretty poppy alligator clip & the “to match those rosy cheeks” earrings in black & white polka dot! absolutely adorable!

  8. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip!!! perfect amount of chocolate!

  9. i follow knitty bitties on Twitter

  10. I follow the Knitty Bitties blog

  11. I NOW follow Allora on Twitter

  12. I tweeted this giveaway!!

  13. ice cream: anything amaretto!

  14. OOOo….sooo many beautiful items to choose from. I do love the “don’t buy me flowers” bracelet in bright blue. I’m a sucker for all things in THAT color!

  15. Following Allora Handmade on Twitter

  16. i’ve been a follower of your blog

  17. favorite ice cream: door county cherry chip!

  18. my fave icecream is mint choc chip – the smooth with the sharp cool :)

  19. LOVE the don’t buy me flowers bracelet in gray!

  20. i’ve been following your twitter (@chridL2)

  21. i tweeted about the giveaway (and I mistyped my twitter account on the previous comment…. @chrisdL2)

  22. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream.

  23. I follow Knitty Bitties!

  24. Love the brown 3 Musketeers in chocolate. I also love all of the rings…so pretty!

  25. I am following Allora Handmade on Twitter.

  26. So pretty!!

  27. I visited Allora and my very favorite item was the rosy cheeks earrings which you’re giving away! Everything was so adorable.

  28. My favorite ice cream flavor is without a doubt Happy Birthday from Blue Bell, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere anymore! I hope they didn’t stop making it.

  29. And, I follow Knitty Bitties and just love all the cool stuff you create! Wish I was good with a sewing machine so I could try more of the same things. :-)

  30. amanda says:

    what a fun party you have going on! my favorite ice cream flavor … anything chocolate.

  31. amanda says:

    is this where you got that cute necklace you were wearing when we went to the movies? that or the cute rose bracelet is my fav.

  32. I love coffee ice cream, with real brownies smooshed in.

  33. I follow Allora Handmade on twitter!

  34. My favorite items that Jessica makes are her earrings and her necklaces, i have a necklace, this would be a great chance to get some earrings.

  35. Favorite ice cream flavor is Gone Fishin’ by Kemps I believe (chocolate fish in chocolate ice cream with caramel swirls). Um, yeah. Going to get a dish now….

    thanks for the chance to win!

    catherine s.
    imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

  36. My absolute favorite Allora item is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49229409/the-modern-pearl-rosette-statement

    Dress it up or pair it with a white shirt and jeans – cannot wait to get one of these!

    catherine s.

  37. I follow Allora Handmade on Twitter @CatherineStern.

    catherine s.

  38. I follow the Itty Bitties blog – thanks for the chance to win!

    catherine s.

  39. I also follow Itty Bitties on Twitter @CatherineStern….

    catherine s.

  40. I love the Double Trouble Headband in Caramel. What a great color for all seasons!

  41. Amy S says:

    My favorite ice cream is chocolate mint chip.

  42. Amy S. says:

    I follow knitty bitties.

  43. Amy S. says:

    I looked at Allora and my favorite ice is the ring around the rosie in pale pink!

  44. I love her large 3 musketeers… in every color πŸ˜‰ but if I HAD to choose just one, it would be in turquoise. She seriously has some great stuff!

  45. I follow you :)

  46. and my favorite ice cream flavor is just plain ‘ole vanilla :)

  47. Beautiful! I love the “to match your rosy cheeks earrings” in bubblegum pink. Very dainty! :)

  48. Just tweeted it here! http://twitter.com/blueviv

  49. my favorite ice cream is bailey’s irish cream by hagaan dazs. if you haven’t tried it, it is a MUST have.

  50. My favorite item in the Allora store is the 2 pairs of rosette bobby pins. I’m an elementary art teacher and I could wear those to school, literally, everyday! So precious. I love all the items in her store!

  51. i am officially a twitter follower of allora handmand!

  52. Rainbow sherbert from Rite Aid!

  53. Love the baby three musketeers headband!

  54. Following Knitty Bitties on Twitter

    @carriehaughey

  55. Following Allorahandmades on twitter

    @carriehaughey

  56. Tweeted!

    @carriehaughey

  57. Follow KNitty Bitties blog!

  58. My fave ice cream flavour is pistachio gelato!

  59. My favourite item from the shop is the modern pearl – rosette statement necklace.

  60. I follow your blog :).

  61. I just followed your twitter account!

  62. My fave ice cream is mint chocolate chip, mmm…

  63. My fave item on Allora Handmade is definately the Triple scoop statement necklace- bubblegum pink, chocolate brown, flower print rosettes. I love Pink & Brown, scrumptious!!
    Cheers, Lisa

  64. I’m (@rdj4) following Allora Handmade on Twitter πŸ˜‰

  65. I’m (@rdj4) following KnittyBitties on Twitter.
    Cheers,
    Lisa J πŸ˜‰

  66. I’m following your Knitty Bitties blog too!
    Cheers,
    Lisa J :)

  67. Tweeted message!

  68. Favorite Ice Cream…

    Vanilla Bean Bryer’s!!!

    I love it!

    Thanks!

    alison
    maggiemoosmom.wordpress.com

    alihol@hotmail.com

  69. Favorite Item…

    Those sweet little rose earrings…Those could go with EVERYTHING!!!!

    I love them!

    Thanks!

    alison
    maggiemoosmom.wordpress.com

    alihol@hotmail.com

  70. I am a follower of your BLOG!!!!

    Thanks!

    alison
    maggiemoosmom.wordpress.com

    alihol@hotmail.com

  71. My favorite icecream is mango sorbet. It is super hard to find but when I find it I buy large tubs of it :)

  72. my favorite piece at Allora Handmade is the the modern pearl – rosette statement necklace. But I can’t decide which color I like the best… I think it is the bright blue but I also love the red and pink one as well!

  73. I follow Knitty Bitties blog!

  74. Well look at all I’ve missed. See reading blogs just leads to more reading and pretty soon I”m out of hours in the day!
    She does make some cute things….
    I’ll have to say the hair clips! CUTE!

  75. I follow knitty bitties on twitter!

  76. I follow allorahandmade on twitter too :)

  77. Oh my favorite ice cream… that’s a tough one, I love so many! Either oreo’s & cream, or chocolate chip cookie dough. If I HAD to choose πŸ˜‰

  78. Just tweeted the contest! yay!

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