Guest this week: OnePerfectDay + Giveaway


I am so excited today to introduce a new Etsy shop from Athens: OnePerfectDay!  The shop is full of handmade fabric accessories, cuffs, jewelry and bags, and are made mostly with vintage material or one of a kind. Gia, has been kind enough to offer a giveaway, one of her beautiful cuff, you can join right after this interview:

1.Tell us something about yourself
Hi! My name is Gia and I live in beautiful sunny Greece. I'm a serial crafter that cannot be faithful to one medium or style because I've been lucky enough to be exposed to so many since my early childhood.
The up side to this though is that when inspiration flees in one medium, it arrives in another....


2.What is your craft? How did you learn?
I think that my biggest love right now would have to be fabric and sewing. I love to take a flat piece of fabric and to turn it into a three-dimensional object, whether that's a bag, a cuff, an accessory, an item of clothing or any of a million other things-the possibilities are just endless, it's only time that limits our creativity.
I must have picked sewing up while growing up surrounded by women who sewed and crafted. From a young age I remember them always creating something and in all sorts of mediums. It was magical what these women could do with their hands.

3. What advice would you give to a new seller?
My advice to a new seller, or to any seller for that matter, would be to first focus on their items. Make the best you can with the very best materials you can afford. And then focus on the pictures. Shoot the very best you can.
You get a clear idea of how important pictures are when you're searching through the listed items to make a treasury. The ones that don't stand out just don't get clicked on. I've seen magnificent items that you'd easily pass by because there is no effort or artistry in the pictures.
It is true, a picture is worth a thousand words.


4. What are your favorite shops or blogs?
4.There are so many wonderful shops at etsy by so many talented people that it would be realy difficult to make a short list. But since I cannot make a thirty shop list I'll give you five random favourites:

-bullfinchbarbary, for it's enamel bracelets
-ergane for it's gorgeous postage stamp and dictionary jewelry
-sallyent for those fantastic atomic brooches
-laprairie lady for those gorgeous vintage sewing patterns
-zsazsazsu1963 for those unbeliavable 'Les Doux et durs' necklaces 

And I'll take five random favourites from the blogs:

-Golden Gems-vintage books (even if it's on hiatus). 
-Hyperbole and a half

5. Anything else you want to share with us 
My latest fixation is ruffles in all sorts and forms, so my latest series in the shop is -wait for it...-the Ruffle Series! This series has cuffs like the one in the give-away as well as scarves that are also collars or ruffs. They are very versatile as accessories because they can be worn in so many ways and their look changes accordingly.
I'm simply hooked on them and I'm always trying a different colour, a different material, a different style be it more minimal or more extravagant. 


and now is the time of the giveaway, but first let me add a clarification: The Cuff that you will receive if you win, is the Almost identical to what you see in the picture. They were, however, not made as a set and therefore may be slightly different. Since Lilac's twin is camera shy ,there have been no pictures taken of it to date.


to participate in this Giveaway, simply make One or All of the following rules:
(each dot is a chance to win, every one must be made in a separate comment - leave a link where I can contact you
)

  • Become my Follower: Facebook - Blog - Twitter (leave a comment letting me know which site you follow)
  • Spread the Word: Twitter, facebook or Blog about this giveaway and leave a link
  • Love OnePerfectDay's Etsy shop: put it in your favorites (leave the link in the comments of your etsy account)

(to be considered as a possible winner must have made at least one of these rules)

The giveaway ends Monday, October 4, so check back to see if you are the winner!
Good luck!

58 comments:

creativitity channel said...

These ruffles arm band are gorgeous!!

I'm a follower

shared on twitter
https://twitter.com/atelierp/status/25346059850

and FB!

Rachel said...

I follow your blog! love your etsy shop i've been starting to feature your work in my treasuries.

find me at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperpath
http://rachelsmithart.blogspot.com/

rachel

Rachel said...

favorited her great new shop!

etsy.com/shop/paperpath

irenecollane said...

Wonderful work! Her shop is a fovorite of mine!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/irenecollane

alice said...

I'm a blog follower.

flame_alchemist_girl@yahoo.com

Candy said...

I follow you on twitter!

@ love for dinner

oohmybento [at]gmail[dot]com

Rely said...

great giveaway :=D
just shared on twitter!!

http://twitter.com/Relydesign/status/25485816656

Lyudmila said...

Follow via GFC =Lyudmila
I like the Red Ruffles. Cuff.Arm Band - Neo-Romantic pleated cuff in Red Cotton with vintage crochet lace and grey cotton ribbon.
lusizova at gmail.com

Christie Cottage said...

I left a hreat on her shop :-)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/oneperfectday?ga_search_query=OnePerfectDay&ga_search_type=seller_usernames


http://christiecottage.blogspot.com
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oona. said...

Lovely and delicate!
New follower with GFC (oona)
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Roxy said...

google friend

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jhitomi said...

following on gfc as jhb
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

favorited the etsy shop
my etsy name jhbalvin
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Sam said...

I followed you on facebook (Sam L.).
- Oceanic.Wonder@gmail.com

Sam said...

I followed you on GFC (Sam L.).
- Oceanic.Wonder@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just love handmade things that were made with love (and you can see it)!

I follow your blog via rss.

Luftgeist at rocketmail.com

Amber said...

I follow your blog and follow you on Twitter (I'm @AmberGoo)
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I love OnePerfectDay's Etsy shop - my Etsy username is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/25556417643
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

TopHat said...

I hearted your shop. I'm TopHat on etsy!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Schoolgirl said...

I follow your blog with GFC

abstufftobuy@gmail.com

Thanks!

Chani said...

How adorable! I follow you on Twitter!

blancetcaramel@gmail.com

Chani said...

I hearted your shop! (blancetcaramel, please stop by at my shop too!)

blancetcaramel@gmail.com

Ivana said...

I liked your FB page Sumiko Shop (Ivana Nikolova) izzity@mail.bg

lolamichele said...

hi! I'm following you on twitter. @lolamichele

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TigerLily said...

what a great giveaway prize, i heart the OnePerfectDay's Etsy shop! (id 2thousandthings)



yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom
http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

mamipdx said...

i gfc follow you.
thanks!
shenais
divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

mamipdx said...

i hearted her etsy shop (maestramami)
thanks!
shenais
divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

Natalie said...

Hello
Just followed your blog

natalie vella

love Me Sugar
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lovemesugar

deanna said...

hearted etsy shop
deannalw
http://www.etsy.com/your/purchases/
deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
xoxoxo

Ayca HOSER said...

I'm already fan of your page

harkapon (at)gmail (dot)com

Ayca HOSER said...

I follow this lovely blog

harkapon (at)gmail (dot)com

Ayca HOSER said...

Already follow on twitter (@Ayca_s)

Ayca HOSER said...

Just shared on twitter

http://twitter.com/Ayca_s/status/25737451014

harkapon (at) gmail (dot) com

Ayca HOSER said...

Hearted her Etsy shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ayca

harkapon (at) gmail (dot) com

OrloSubito said...

Beautiful!!!
just shared on FB:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trento-Italy/OrloSubito/123546251006587?ref=sgm
and hearted on Etsy!!!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/orloSubito

asuka said...

I'm a follower via GFC! :)

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

asuka said...

Posted on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/wunderfraulein?v=wall&story_fbid=154089441289832&ref=mf


so.kitsch at gmail dot com

asuka said...

Added the shop to my favorites!
My etsy account is magnolica: http://www.etsy.com/people/magnolica


so.kitsch at gmail dot com

ireneagh said...

Beautiful giveaway! :)
I'm twitter follower and I twittered about this giveaway:
http://twitter.com/ireneagh

hugs
irene

ireneagh said...

I added on my fav this beautiful shop! :)
this is my etsy account
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ireneagh

irenerenon[at]yahoo[dot]it

Mairi said...

Her creations are so lovely :)
Ok, I already follow SumikoShop on facebook and her blog.

mairi71[at]fdsoftware.it

Mairi said...

I've given love to OnePerfectDay shop

http://www.mairitales.etsy.com

Mairi said...

Shared the giveaway on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mairitales

liz said...

Hi, gorgeous giveaway. Please enter me.
I am already follower trough google friend connecter name liz.

Good luck for me and everyone :)

Anw, i also have giveaway, it is F21 statement ring.
Have time, or want to try your luck? Join it. Cause merrier is more fun.

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

liz said...

Follow you in Fb name doki doki co :)

Good luck for me and everyone :)

Anw, i also have giveaway, it is F21 statement ring.
Have time, or want to try your luck? Join it. Cause merrier is more fun.

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Aik said...

Twitter follower @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I love the Pink Lemonade-cuff-choker-corsage-headpiece

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/25974720977

aikychien at yahoo dot com

zsb creations said...

Tweeted! :)

I really love your shop!

Roxy said...

google friend

hockiemack at hotmail.com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Follow you on twitter: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/26360635329

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Love OnePerfectDay's Etsy shop. username: SweepstakeLover

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mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
gfc follower

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