Ooooooo! So excited about this post!!! I've been waiting ages to tell you all about my wonderful, creative, humble, talented designer friend Berene. For the better part of a year, Berene has been working very hard designing, creating and developing the most amazing new original product. And you could win one right here today!!!
Happy Sew Lucky launches this weekend at the Toronto Creative Fair and Berene will be there sporting her GET LUCKY t-shirt and pink Converse, selling her wonderful kits. If you're in the vicinity, please stop by, say hello and make her feel welcome....Berene's never been to T.O. and you know, it's a big place, and launching your very own product can be a little nerve-wracking.
I bet 'cha a grande skinny latte that you'll be impressed, very impressed. She has single-handedly (well, truth be told, her hubby and kids have packed their fair share of kits this past month!) taken her dream of creating her own product and, in my humble opinion, succeeded fully.
With almost 20 years of professional design work in hand, Berene began with the idea of creating a 'sew-it-yourself' doll kit that had all of the pattern pieces printed directly onto organic fabric. Finally, a fun do-it-yourself project for grown-ups! Her kits include everything you need - even turning tools for those skinny arms and legs! Okay, not everything; you still have to provide a sewing machine, thread and scissors, but you all have those, right? Really, the only skills you need are these:
- How to operate a sewing machine, and
- Read the instructions through before cutting (okay, sometimes I don't do this either, but I always end up wishing I did).
I am very inspired by people who are brave enough to follow their dream of creating something totally unique from concept to product. I mean, she designed each character, their colours and beautiful fabric prints, all of the pattern pieces and even the packaging. The designs are fresh, contemporary and fun, and the instructions even have a little of Berene's signature cheek.
Don't you just want this little sweetie hanging in your holiday tree?
I really love the baby line. Each baby softie has an adorable name, a little dinner in their tummy, and they even star in their own soft story book perfect for stroller or highchair time! These are perfect baby shower gifts for a crafty person to make up for an expectant momma.
Berene has given me one Santa kit to share with a Poppyprint reader. Who wants to GET LUCKY? All you have to do is visit the Happy Sew Lucky (how fabulous is that name???) website and then come back here and tell me which is your favorite of the 3 baby softies. It's that easy and open to everyone. And, if you can't wait until Monday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. PST to find out if you've won, then just place an order on the website while you're there! The Happy Sew Lucky crew will send out orders next week after returning from Toronto.
Hope you GET LUCKY!
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