Friday, March 19, 2010

Everyday Chic Giveaway

There's something about the freshness and new life of Spring that make me want to shake the ho-hum's of winter with a flurry of creativity. Do you feel similarly?

Let us introduce you to Alison Dallon of Everyday Chic whose creativity and resourcefulness caught our eye and won our affection.

Because we love a good entrepreneurial story here at Bloom, we asked Alison to tell us a bit about herself and how she got started with Everyday Chic. In her words, Alison says:

"I’m a stay at home mom of three kids and a wife to an awesome husband who is never around because he’s in his 2nd year of his Emergency Medicine residency. Everyday Chic started about 5 years ago, right after the birth of my first child. I started out sewing aprons and handbags and selling them online and at boutiques and craft shows. In this process, my obsession for designer fabric took hold. However, first and foremost, I love being a mom. And because of that, my business goals have shifted over the past year. I now focus mainly on selling fabrics as well as DIY kits and patterns. Right now, our kits include a women’s full apron, a women's hostess apron and a children’s full apron. We also have a DIY kit for Car Seat Cover Ups and there are several more in the works as I write this. (Including father/son matching ties and dolly diapers). Each kit comes with detailed instructions with tons of pictures, your fabric pieces already cut out, matching thread and any other notions needed. Basically, you’re able to start sewing as soon as you receive your kit in the mail!"

So cool!

And even cooler? Alison is giving away one of her Hostess Apron DIY Kits to a lucky Bloom reader! The kit will contain all the components for an apron like the one pictured above, but the winner will be able to choose a combination of fabrics from Alison's collection. Fun! Here's just a small sampling of what you'll be able to choose from:

Is your heart pitter-pattering at the possibilities? Mine is, and I don't even sew!


Leave a comment to enter. Winner announced Monday morning.

105 comments:

Sufoot said...

...Boo...you never pick the first entry....but the cuteness of that apron will not be denied. I must try!!

james and bess said...

thanks for the inspiration - i love hearing others' start-up stories! :)

bess

Nikki said...

Ohh I love, love, love aprons! These are perfect!

Lauren said...

what a cute apron!! and I love all the fabric combinations! would be AWESOME to win this giveaway! ~LJN

Liz said...

Those are beautiful--I've been meaning to make my own apron!

Emma Jo said...

Love them!! Those fabrics are darling!!!

Jenny said...

One of the things I like best about blogging is all of the great websites I am introduced to! These are so cute. I do sew and I would love to win this!!!

Natalie said...

Love, love, love hearing about the other creative moms out there who are busy making it all work! :)

Nikki Douglas said...

So fun and cute! And what a great way to make your busy more family-time-friendly for now. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn Palmer said...

These aprons are darling! Love the fabrics!

Anonymous said...

I am in love with all that fabric and the apron! Would love to win this!
Tennille

Lessa said...

Cute! Love this apron!

bethany said...

I love this.

Serena Cherry said...

I love a beautiful apron! I love to cook! Great blog, btw.

Sarah said...

What a great idea!

Megan said...

Such a smart idea! And the fabric combos? YES! So good!

marymary said...

Thanks for the giveaway! That apron photo against the orange wall is so great.

Kat said...

I LOVE it! I just moved to Seattle and could use some happy fabrics in my life after all this rain! :)

KennaWilde said...

I love all of the fabric!

Melinda said...

What a great giveaway!!! Hope I win!

The Alexanders said...

what beautiful fabric! Pick me!
cheyennealexander at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

Oh, this looks like so much fun! Thanks for offering.

Melanie said...

hope i win so i can find someone to make this for me! Or learn to sew something.

Dani said...

Love, love, love the apron! Can't wait to whip up some mint chocolate chip cupcakes while wearing one!

Katrina said...

great fabric choices!

cArLa said...

crossing my fingers! love the color combos!

RyanSarahN said...

how cute are these! I've been meaning to make myself an apron forever but can't seem to get around to it. I love the katie jump rope in green.

becky said...

that's so cute! I would love to win.

jeanine said...

OOOH! Super cute!

We live in a Zoo! said...

That apron is really cute ;D

cmwheeler said...

I would love love love to win this, her etsy site is so cute!!

Sara said...

I LOVE the fabric choices and the cute apron! I'm looking for a new project so that I can use my grandma's hand-me-down sewing machine, and this looks like a good one.

Heather said...

Absolutely darling! Thanks for the opportunity.

David and Katie said...

So so so cute! I love the patterns!

Nola said...

I would love to be entered!

Melissa said...

I don't sew much either, but I could get excited about this!

Tippetts said...

Love aprons and LOVE the fabric!

Ria said...

cute. I love aprons.

Alicia said...

So cute! These are awesome!

Tori said...

My first comment didn't go through, so here it goes again! So cute! I've been wanting something to help me sew and this seems perfect. I love that fabric!

Jesslyn said...

How fun! I desperately need a new apron. That Pop Garden pairing is adorable.

Chris and Kelsie said...

That apron is too cute. I would love to put that on and go whip up something fun in the kitchen!!!!

Chris and Kelsie said...

That apron is too cute!! I would love to put on a cute apron like that and go whip up something fun in the kitchen!

Nicole said...

I adore little crafts to try, and often getting the supplies is the hardest part for me. This would be fantastic!

PMK said...

beautiful!

**nicke... said...

super super super cute apron! i hope i win!

Elsa said...

love the fabrics and the apron pattern! good luck to whoever wins, but hope it's me!!! and thanks for the opportunity too!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Very cute, very chic!

Jen said...

Pretty!

Andrea said...

What a great idea! Those color combinations are so adorable.

Malinda Crow said...

those are pretty darn cute!

Abbie said...

love them! just beautiful.

annie said...

I love aprons too! Maybe if I win this I can trade in my John Deere one...

sarita said...

Oh how I love them all!

Langdons said...

I love it! The fabrics are fabulous!

Astyn said...

I'm in. Those fabrics are so adorable.

Amy said...

Beautiful fabrics! A new apron would be lovely!

Mama E and the Pattersons said...

I love the fabric choices! How fun!

EHC said...

I really enjoyed reading Alison's story. It makes me feel inspired!

Hadley said...

Love that you don't have to cut out the fabric! what a GREAT Idea!

Lindsey said...

I love the idea of sewing my own apron from a kit. I never get around to buyiing all the pieces I need to make something. I hope I win!

Annette said...

****pIcK mE!!!****

Linds said...

Sew cute! Sorry, couldn't resist.

Charlene said...

Cute! Fun!!! I need a new apron - maybe the universe will bless me??

Jami Jackson said...

Love it!! I've been eyeing the aprons I see in the mall kiosks but won't pay what they are asking. I would LOVE to try out the kit!! Pick me!

Heather said...

I love! So so cute, and I really want to learn how to sew.

JoEllen said...

I love the Pop Garden fabric!

joellenzafacon at gmail dot com

justenoughstyle@gmail.com said...

Very cute and simple aprons. What a great giveaway!
~Jessica

Vicky said...

What great fabric! I could use another apron.

Cami said...

What a cute shop! I love kits and how great it comes with everything you need. I so need a cute apron.

Joan said...

YES--PLEASE :)

Unfailing Love said...

delicious. great fabrics and great kits.

Catherine said...

I love this apron!

Catherine
catherine.baron@gmail.com

Rachel and Jared said...

Stylish!

Alissa said...

Love it. Darling.

Andrea Gunnell said...

They look super cute!

Valerie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this apron, pick me :)

Blake said...

Wow! I love that apron!

duck said...

Simply Darling! I'd love to bake up something wonderful while wearing that.. especially if it was sewn by yours truly! :)

TaniaMC said...

This apron is lovely. I'd love a kit! Yay for entries!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

what a cool little business. I love it! Thanks for a shot at a kit. Crossing my fingers and loving the color combos.
Katie

Marlo said...

Wow, that fabric is awesome.

Alexis said...

Super Cute. Love all of the fabric choices. A decision would be hard to make - but I could do it :)

Headle said...

So cute! I'm in :)

Kristyn said...

I'm in love!

Hope I win!

Erin said...

The apron itself is super cute, but I LOVE that picture. It just exudes fun!

Cat Zimmer said...

My life without that apron= boring and apronless
My life with that apron= baking blistfullness!

Jessica said...

These are so cute! I love the idea of making father/son ties, although I would need father/sonS ties with two boys and a third on the way. :) I'll have to check when you have those availble. The cherry fabric would be so cute on an apron to match my cherry kitchen!

Bart and Kellie said...

Wow! These fabric combos are so cute! I would love an apron out of these!

Cee said...

Those fabric combinations are about the cutest things I've seen. I want to print out that picture and hang it on my craft room wall... Katie Jump Rope is my fav :). Thanks for the chance!!

Alyssa said...

There are so many to pick from...I love them all!

Rachael said...

Oh, I LOVE these colors!

sheree said...

I love the fabric choices! What a great idea.

Sarah and Dave said...

I LOVE those fabrics!

Jenny said...

Oooh, very beautiful and wonderful to know that everyone starts somewhere. Congrats!

Mickie and Matt said...

Hip Hip I would LOVE an apron! I dont have one and just last sunday my husband told me that I needed one because I had Flour ALL over my sunday dress :)

SHIRA SAM SOPHIA said...

what fabric!

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Erica Wyatt said...

I heart this fabric! lvwyattfamily at cox dot net

Danielle said...

What a wonderful story and giveaway! My favorite is the orange polka dot pattern, so when I host fall football parties I can still wear my team colors (orange and blue!).

How It All Began... said...

That apron is darling! My mother-in-law loves to sew and I would love to give her this kit as a "I think you're great" gift. Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

M said...

how adorable! I love the teacup design...I would be inspired to bake everyday!

Christina said...

So cute!

Tracey said...

I love the pop garden.

Anonymous said...

Easy, cute, what more can we ask for?