Friday, February 26, 2010

Sew Apropos Neck Adornment Giveaway



Oh, it's a lovely day for Bloom. A lovely day indeed. Katy Dill, shop keeper of Sew Apropos, is giving away one of her wonderful "neck adornments." If you're not familiar with Katy, you should hop on over to her delightful blog and get fully acquainted. (Really, you'll be glad.)

But for now, here's a biographical bit about Katy. When I asked her to share a little about herself, she sent me this fabulous Pearl Buck quote, saying it sums her up quite nicely:

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off...
They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.


Who wouldn't want those words to sum them up? Lovely.

And in her own words, Katy says:

I've beaded and sewn since I was a little girl. I even used to crochet during recess (though I've since forgotten how). Creation is very important to me. My parents are artists and it was always encouraged, messes and all. I wish my sewing machine had an odometer on it so I could know how many miles I've sewn. I love it all. I must keep my hands busy to be happy. Opening an Etsy shop seemed like the perfect outlet for my creative surges.


Would you like to see the products of her creative surges?



Would you like to see more?
Click on over to Sew Apropos.

Would you like one of these adorning your neck?

Leave a comment. One lucky winner will get to choose one lovely neck adornment.
Winner announced Monday morning.

99 comments:

Erin said...

I just stumbled across your blog yesterday. I am so glad I did!

These 'neck adornments' are LOVELY. I hope I win!

jeanine said...

Very cute... I like the Cream of Asparagus Neck Adornment

Andrea Gunnell said...

Very cute!

tippchic said...

Eggplant bloom and mint- I love the names of these!Please include me.

Lex said...

These are lovely and very classy!

Astyn said...

Beautiful. I think we all have a need to create things. I think it connects us to the spiritual part of ourselves.

cindy said...

very beautiful! would love to win!

cindyascott{at}yahoo.com

jenna said...

Oh, that red one calls my name!

Kelly said...

I love the lettuce choker on her etsy site! Good luck to everyone. What a great giveaway!

Emma Jo said...

So beautiful! And I love the quote. Love it.

Linds said...

Oh yes please! So sweet.

SJ said...

Lovely! and I was just thinking I would like some new beaded neck adornments.

Rachel said...

What a fun giveaway!

Kat said...

Gorgeous! And I love the quote.

Kristy Cefalo said...

Very Cute

B said...

Just lovely. I am pregnant with baby #3 and trying really hard to dress pretty (er?) each day to help me feel better. Nausea is still nausea, but hey, when you look pretty, it helps. I am glad to find a new blog to read. And if Katy Dill sent us here, I am so very glad. Nice to meet you Bloom!

Steph said...

Cream of Asparagus has my name written all over it. Crossing my fingers...

Valerie said...

Love them all! The one with the white flowers is my favorite. Pick me please :)

Malinda Crow said...

I know how she feels, needing to create. I sew, crochet, knit, bead... I even like woodworking, quilting, any kind of crafts. My problem is that I have a short attention span, so I have to keep my projects relatively small. Anyway, I love those necklaces! They're beautiful.

Anja said...

love these, hope I win!

Mim Smith Faro said...

Love her work and would love to win!

christy said...

How pretty! There will be weeks/months where my hands have to be moving... isn't that the way with all crafters and dreamers? :)

Kris said...

ooooh...pick me, pick me! They are ca-ute!

Katrina said...

Oh I love that quote and I love her stuff! I want to win. :-)

Jesslyn said...

These are so very lovely! I love short necklaces with certain necklines. Very chic! Her lettuce chokers are very cool. But I am mostly digging that Ranunculus and Turquoise. Hello, mama!

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful!

liz canaan roberts said...

i'm in love with the blue tones and red ranunculus! beautiful as always, Katy.

Ria said...

lovely is the perfect word for these.

ShellBell said...

Came over from Katy's blog... I'd love one around my neck!

becky said...

Very pretty! I could definitely use a new necklace.

Jessica said...

I LOVE Katy's jewelry. She is so talented. I would love to have one of those necklaces around my neck. :)

Ginna said...

Count me in! I'd buy out Katy's whole shop if I could.

David and Katie said...

Way cute! I hope to win! :)

Nikki said...

What a lovely "neck adornment" they are all so elegant. What a fun giveaway!

Erin said...

How lovely! I haven't seen anything quite like these... now I really want one. :)

Rachael said...

oh, how darling are these?! and what clever naming schemes to make it even more lovely!

EHC said...

I like her work!

Dani said...

Love the Pearl Buck quote and adore the adornments!

kera said...

SOOOOO very CUTE!!! I could use one of those ADORNMENTS!!! HOPING AND CROSSING FINGERS!!! I've been following her blog for a bit and just love it!!! thanks for the chance to win!!!
kera hughes
kzh00@comcast.net
www.hughesxs4.blogspot.com

Sonnie's Stories said...

These are so cute!

Sara said...

These are beautiful - just the thing to adorn my tired post-pregnancy body :) Pick me - I need to be prettified!...:)

Anne said...

Beautiful!

Astorga Crew said...

Yep, Katy's always has the creative touch - one like no other.

Jessica said...

I love Katy and her adornments.

Crapos said...

New jewelry? Yes, please!

Chad and Beth said...

Such beautiful necklaces! Very unique.

Carol said...

I love Katy's surges. Pick me, pick me!!!

gnikcm said...

Wow these are lovely. I just recently found this blog. It's great!

Tia said...

So cute, I'd love one!

Brookeanne said...

I adore Katy! She is beautiful, unique, and has a wonderful sense of style and creativity. I would be very fortunate to (finally) have one of her pieces ;).

diana albright said...

my gosh! these are seriously gorgeous! thanks for the chance to win :-)

Heather said...

Beautiful!

Jordan said...

Well, how could I refuse the chance?

Kayli said...

Oooh, I want the brown one!! So pretty!

Trainer Momma said...

I'm in! I've been trying to get a hold of one of Sew Apropos' goods for a while now.

Megh said...

These are so beautiful! Thanks for the introduction!

hilary w said...

Wow...those are gorgeous "neck adornments!" I hope I win!

Michelle said...

I would love to be entered! Thanks! michellekaemarks@gmail.com

Alicia said...

These are so fun! I love them!

Joan said...

I always feel sad that you two can't enter your own give-aways (anne n' em). How about if I win we three can share it?! :)
You think I'm being the "teacher's pet" but I'm sincere!

Mindy Sauther said...

I think they are all so adorable!

Courtney said...

I just love reading Katy's blog! I always look forward to it. It just brightens my day! She is a true inspiration. Texas is not the same without the Dill family!

Mary said...

Love the green one. :)

Rebecca said...

Yes, my dear Katy, adorn my neck!

Nada said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for showing us her blog!

Tracey said...

These are so cute. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Danielle said...

Adorable! Thanks for the opportunity!

Ashley said...

These are so unique, and I love the name for them! I'd love to win one :)

demureprincess7(at)gmail.com

The Parkers said...

Super cute!!! I love them!!

Zana said...

just for the fun of it :)

Heather said...

Oooooh so unique and pretty! I love the Rananculus & Ocean or Pop of Orange! I have really been in need of something fun and unique!!

Autie said...

yes I want one! I'm dying!

Christina said...

Love the Pearl Buck quote.

Crysta said...

I love all of Katy's work! Such an inspiration!! Hoping to add one of these beautiful necklaces to my wardrobe!

Stephanie said...

Truly beautiful. I would love to wear one of Katy's creations

kelly said...

i feel lucky!!

Carly said...

I would love one of Katy's neck adornments! Sign me up!

Honey said...

Hope I win! So cute!

Lacey said...

Yes, please!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful. All of it! What a wonderful way to live knowing that you need to create to be, well, you.
Littlebitsofclay@yahoo.com

Cami said...

So cute! I love them all.

aliciamae100 said...

gorgeous! I hope I win!

Ann said...

Oooo pick me!

dana said...

anything Katy does is....man, can't think of the perfect word....
"so classy"? "brilliant"? "stunning"?
count me IN please!
- dana
danawillard@gmail.com

Renee said...

Please enter me for the giveaway.If I win,I'll let my 15 year old daughter pick her fave & let her keep it as a gift.They are all lovely! :)

Anonymous said...

Yahzah! yahzah, I'd be so gorgeous!

ckd

Carissa Rasmussen said...

I would love one!!

Samye said...

I would love to win a special adornment!! Puhlease!!

Annee said...

I love Katy's neck adornments so, so much!!

Celine said...

They are soo cute!

Beth said...

All are simply fabulous! I want to win!

Nola said...

Oh that look lovely!

cody + jennie said...

love these. so adorable!

Cathy said...

beautiful quote, beautiful jewelry

Katie Hutson said...

I love this blog and I love the necklaces! So pretty!

Maura said...

I love all of these adornments! I hope I win! :)

Ashley Thalman said...

Having seen the work of Sew Apropos up close....well, it just makes all of these photos mere glimpses into little beauties that I WANT ON MY NECK!

marymary said...

These are lovely. I'm trying to figure out if the flowers are all made of ribbon.

Kacy said...

Very pretty.