Thursday, October 21, 2010

Get Lucky!


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:

  1. How to operate a sewing machine, and
  2. 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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39 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

All very cute! I love the birds too! My fav baby softie is the bunny! Best wishes for your friend.

Amy said...

Oh gosh, maybe Minky Cat? I love them all. She has a wonderful creative mind and I wish her lots of success! I love the Christmas ornaments and the Russian dolls too. She is bound to succeed!

Michelle said...

the bunny....no contest. Well okay they're all stinking cute but you made me choose.

West Side of Straight said...

Love them all, but the Santa best! Good luck to her. I'm sure she'll do great.

Wendy said...

Oh oh oh!! I love that little bunny with a carrot in his belly! How gorgeous!

Shana said...

Oh I love the Rocky Dog!!!

Andrea C said...

I think I'll go with Minky Cat although the Bunny runs a very very close second. I love her Christmas ornaments!! Thank you for introducing me to Happy Sew Lucky.

Janet said...

Berene's patterns are very cute! I like the bunny softie the best.

Rebecca Jane said...

Rocky Dog, how could you not love him! Congrats Berene - yeah! Hope you sell a ton in t.o.

Natalie said...

I LOOOVVVVVEEEEE the bunny! http://www.happysewlucky.com/sniffybunny.html

Dianne said...

OMG they are all so adorable! I love the little fish in the Kitty's tummy so will pick that one. I wish Berene the best of luck, her Christmas items are very chic and I am sure all of her products will sell like hotcakes!!

Krista said...

These are adorable!!!! What a talented woman Berene is. I love, love, love the sniffy bunny. Now excuse me while I go through every other page on her website and drool...

Thank you for sharing your friend with us and doing the giveaway!

Lee said...

I love her designs! Sniffy Bunny for sure is the cutest!

Emma Kate said...

They are a wonderful idea and I love the baby line it is so sweet. Good luck to her and I hope she does really well x

Shirley said...

This is such an interesting idea. I like the Sniffy Bunny the best.

Potpourri said...

I love the Bunny. They are all wonderful good luck to her.

pinksuedeshoe said...

That dog is so cute! But, really, I'm dying over the little Russian nesting dolls. Swoon! What a great idea she has, they are all just so great!

Duff said...

You're right--she's amazing! I love the rocky dog. Best of luck at the Creative Festival to your friend!
p.s. this is not an entry; I'm overstuffed with projects to make before Christmas!

Michele Pacey said...

Rocky Dog is definitely my favourite (but it would also be perfect for my little one...) Thanks for the giveaway Krista!

Donna said...

Adorable. The Minky Cat is my favorite of the baby items. Also love the birds, the angel, the Santa, and on and on. Thanks for the giveaway.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I'm a cat person, so the kitty is my favorite of the softies -- but I really love those little birdies, too!

Lynne said...

Well I don't really think it's fair to make us choose between them because they're all so cute although perhaps because I'm out of the baby phase now with my youngest about to turn 9, I'm more drawn to all those Xmas decorations - the birds and the angel and the santa are just fabulous. The angel reminds me of a Dick Bruna cardboard nativity scene we had when we were little - same simple face and three strands of hair. Will these come over to the UK because my girls would love to have a go at making these. I have twin girls BTW so, if I won, maybe I could be cheeky and ask for two birds or two babushkas or two little somethings so they could make one each. Blimey, that is cheeky but they are getting sewing machines for Christmas - £50 - one is getting a purple one and one a red one - aren't we going to be the cutest little set of three sitting in my sewing room all sewing together! Oh and OK, I choose the cat, I mean the dog, I mean the rabbit. And BTW your conversation with Kaffe is soooo funny - we need a new flickr group for people meeting famous quilters and having random conversations! BTW, I'm more than happy with just the santa - ignore the previous bit about sending two things - like I'd share with my twins anyway!!!

Anonymous said...

I love Rocky Dog. He is adorable. I am a sucker for the hounds. Thanks for showing us Berene's work!
Jo

Tiffany said...

For me Rocky Dog is tops in the baby softies category. They're all sweet, it's tough to choose. The Christmas Angel & Santa are gorgeous, love them both! Congrats to your friend on her launch & thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

They're all very sweet! I love the birds...
Jennifer

Mette said...

...Krista, I'm in love! I would like to have the angel and santa for Christmas.

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh!! I am in total love with Sniffy Bunny!! Thank you for the giveaway and thank you for showing us Happy Sew Lucky...it's spectacular!

Linda said...

Wow! what a talented friend. I'm sure she will have a blast here in TO. The Creative Sewing Festival is a great place to get out there.

traceyjay said...

Since Steiger loves Goggies, I'm gonna have to go with Rocky Dog.

And bravo to your friend. Such follow through. :)

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Oh I love the birdies...and that quilt is amazing, so rich and lovely. What a sweet quilter you are!

Tracy said...

I just started reading your blog after joining the VMQG. I love your blog so far! I think I like the bunny. Seems like the ears would be fun to hold onto for a little one! They are all so cute though it is hard to choose! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Regina said...

The soft book is my favorite. My son carried a soft book with him everywhere he went.

maree said...

Ooooh that angel is just the cutest. One clever lady. Thanks for a lovely giveaway. And hope she does well. Ciao

gill said...

Hard to choose - they're all so cute!
I think perhaps the birds!
Gill

cilvee said...

I saw these at the Creativ Festival this weekend, sooo cute! I love the Sniffy Bunny.

Amy said...

I love those little birds. Adorable!

Michelle said...

The birds, the birds, of course!

Ariane said...

I can't believe I might be too late for this one. This is such a great little product. They are so cute. Love, Love, Love them. Hugs Ariane

Ariane said...

Oops I forgot to tell you which one is my favorite. The little rocky dog. Sorry, Just count one post.