Friday, December 3, 2010

On the fifth day of Christmas...

Welcome to day 5 of the 12 days of Christmas Giveaway!

Today meet the fabulous crafty momma Sandi of Portabellopixie!


Sandi is not just an amazing seamstress, but the designer of the Portabellopixie fabric line, creator of adorable sewing patterns, author of "Sewing bits and Pieces", and salvager of vintage treasures.







Tell us a little about yourself
Me in a nutshell? I am an overly creative person with too many ideas. I love my family and faith. I am a foodie and love really good chocolate. I have severe OCD over some things, and am completely lackadaisical about others.. For example, we recently painted our bedroom and I went through 5 paint samples and debated for a week before deciding on the color. But not showering until noon and taking the kids to school in my pj's - meh. No biggie.

How did you get started crafting?
I fell into design purely out of a need to do something creative. I was working as a phlebotomist when my daughter was born. For me, sending her to day care wasn't an option, but I knew I needed to find a source of income to generate from home. I started sewing children's clothing in custom sizes, which led to a greater love of fabric. One day I decided to just give fabric design a try and luckily, it came quite easy to me.

What is your favorite medium to work with?
My process involves a mix of paper sketching, digital rendering and then physical color samples that I send off to the Michael Miller who then sends them to the printing mill. But I have to say my favorite part is the sketching on paper. I start with a Derwent sketching pencil and then layer in color with Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils. Copic markers are a new find for me and I am in love.

What is your biggest goal for 2011
A few things happening for me in 2010 are the addition of stationary goods and fine art prints to my line-up of goodies. I would love to have a scrapbooking line of paper and have actually designed one. Here's to hoping. :)


Share a favorite Christmas memory.
I would have to say that the year I was married was a magical Christmas. We were married on December 19th, 2002 - so every year when Christmas rolls around, it is wonderful because of the Holiday spirit that is floating in the air, but it is extra special for us because it remind us of our marriage.
Sandi has been so kind to offer today's winner 2 of her new patterns and 3 yards of Fabric!







In addition to Sandi's amazing prize today's winner will receive 3 of my exclusive Queen Bee Keychians. You can keep one and give 2 to friends :)




Now how can you win these lovely prizes?

You will receive one entry per each of the following.
~Head over to Sandi's Website and then come back and leave a comment sharing your favorite of her fabric lines
~become a follower of Sandi's blog
~become of follower of this blog
~facebook about the giveaway with a link for others to find it
~Blog about the giveaway so others can get to know Sandi
~add my button to your blog
~Become a Fan of Cinnamon*Sticks on Facebook

Be sure to leave one comment per entry. Lots of chances to win!!
Winner will be announced tomorrow before day 6 starts!
xoxo
Canela

60 comments:

Shanny said...

I love her Farmer's Market...really I love them all!

Shanny said...

I have subscribed to her blog!

Shanny said...

I'm a fan of yours on Facebook!

Shanny said...

I have your button on my page!

Shanny said...

I facebooked about this giveaway today with a link!

Shanny said...

I have blogged about this today!

Celeste said...

I love MeadowSweet 2!

Celeste said...

blog follower!

Celeste said...

and - following Sandi's blog ... added it to my google reader

Blanca said...

I'm a cinnamon*sticks facebook fan!

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

Blanca said...

I follow your lovely blog!

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

alittlemoore said...

I follow your blog!

alittlemoore said...

I follow Sandi's blog!

alittlemoore said...

I love Farmers market if I had to pick a fave!

alittlemoore said...

Following you on fb :)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love MeadowSweet peach.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I follow your blog

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I follow you on fb

KarenW said...

I really them all, but if I have to chose, Ginger Blossom in the Fresh Colorway! And usually, I am pink all the way.

KarenW said...

I am one of your facebook fans.

KarenW said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

KarenW said...

And I am following Sandi's blog via eaail.

Pickled Pink said...

My favorite fabric is Meadowsweet Pear!! I was surprised, because I'm a Farmer's Market girl, but I LOVE Meadowsweet pear! I'll be back, I've got to check off my other 4 to-do's, in order to increase my chances at winning...

Pickled Pink said...

I am already a follower….Number 2, check!

The Deming Four said...

I am a follower of Cinnamonsticks Blog!

The Deming Four said...

I have your button on my blog!

The Deming Four said...

I am your fan on Facebook!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

LOVE her Farmer's Market and also the Cupcake pattern!!

Pickled Pink said...

I am a follower on facebook, I think. The only option I saw was "like" and I "liked".

Pickled Pink said...

I facebooked about Cinnamon Sticks, with a link...

Pickled Pink said...

I added the information on your blog, to my blog, about the giveaway and the hostesses of the giveaway...

Pickled Pink said...

I tried to post a button onto my blog umpteen times, but it won't even let me copy the information in your button box, into the HTML box, from the gadgets/designs tab???? Any ideas? I have you listed in my blog list, with your thumbnail & it links to your site. Does that count??

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I'm a follower of Sandi's Blog ~

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I'm a follower of your Blog. :)

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I have your button on my Blog ~

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I'm a Cinnamon Sticks Fan on Facebook!!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I have posted about Sandi and your Fabulous Giveaway on my Blog ~

Lori said...

I love Farmer's Market Summer!!! She has some beautiful things!!!

Lori said...

Following her blog!!!! Thank you for sharing!

Lori said...

Liked on Facebook

Shelley said...

I LOVE the Farmer's Market fabrics, they're fabulous!

Shelley said...

I follow Cinnamon Sticks!

Shelley said...

I'm a fan of Cinnamon Sticks on facebook!

Shelley said...

I've subscribed to Sandi's blog!

TUTU Monkey said...

oooooo pick me!!!!

Dawn said...

i follow your blog

Dawn said...

i like you on facebook

Dawn said...

love ginger blossom-have since it came out

Dixon Family said...

Love her farmer's market!

Dixon Family said...

I am a follower of your blog

Dixon Family said...

Added your button to my blog

Dixon Family said...

I am a Fan of Cinnamon*Sticks on Facebook

Dixon Family said...

Blogged about your 12 days of giveaways

ShirleyC said...

I love the Ginger Blossom fabric line.

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

ShirleyC said...

I am a fan of Cinnamon Sticks on FB.

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

ShirleyC said...

I am a follower of your blog.
clarkclay@bellsouth.net

ShirleyC said...

I subscribed to Sandi's blog.

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

Angela D. said...

I'm a follower!

keri said...

Ginger Blossom, Farmer's Market and Meadowsweet! Love them all!!

keri said...

I am a fan of yours on FB :)