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Monday, March 2, 2009

Contest: Enter to Win a Handmade Flower Pin

Photo courtesy of Kumi

I have a confession to make: Up until a week ago, I had never bought anything from Etsy.

Don't get me wrong; I love Etsy! I browse through Etsy quite a bit. But I'm on a tight budget. Matt and I try to limit our fun spending to $70 each per month. So I usually browse Etsy and then get inspired to make my own stuff (or at least attempt it).

But when I stumbled upon Kumi's corsages, I bought one right away. They are made from vintage kimonos (sometimes those that she has inherited from her family). She says:
I am committed to reducing the amount of waste in general and I am very careful when I produce my work. I am a strong believer of "art for everyone" hence the reasonable prices and the promotion of "handmade/crafted" products.
For a mere $13, there's no way I could have produced such loveliness myself. The best part: Kumi is giving away one of her stunning creations to a 2000dollarwedding kindred spirit.

All you have to do is leave your first name and last initial in the comments section by Monday, March 9 by 11:59 EST. If your name is randomly selected, I'll follow-up to find out your mailing address and your corsage preference.

Enter away! (and check out her Etsy shop)

OPTION #1: Orange Flower


OPTION #2: Purple Flower



OPTION #3: Green Flower


OPTION #4, #5, and #6: Pale Pink, Pale Yellow, and Pale Blue Flowers




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149 comments:

EliandMe said...

Pick me random selector!

Shonagh I x

Amy Lynn said...

Love them!

Amy Lynn L.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!

Liz K.

Ashley said...

In Love.
Ashley M.

Rosalie said...

They're beautiful!

Rosalie D

Mary said...

Just lovely!

Mary C

La viajera said...

Love them!

Yined R.

Ms. Arbitrage said...

Wow!

Erin K.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!
Amanda B.

Allison said...

How beautiful! I love them all, and I truly love Kumi's philosophy in creating them.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

Allison L.

Unknown said...

The pins are gorgeous!
Tracy S.

Julia said...

So pretty!

Julia W.

EmilyAnn said...

Beautiful!

Emily G.

Ashley Whiteside said...

I've had a girl crush on her for quite a while now.

Ashley R.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

so perfect for spring!

sabo_meenyo said...

oh how pretty!
Stacey O.

Stella F. Oliveras said...

stella D

Anonymous said...

I love them, and I love the idea behind them!

Erin S.

cait said...

cait m.

Meg said...

They are gorgeous!

Meg O

Kim said...

pretty!

Kim H.

jaydee said...

oh how beautiful!

Julia C.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Sarajane S

IslandGirl said...

These are amazing!!
Molly M.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh!

Unknown said...

Love them!

Diane N

Anonymous said...

Cute! Love it!

Megan T

Jenny G K said...

Pick me! Pick me!

jenny g.

Catherine said...

So pretty! I'm not sure how I'd pick one, but I'll worry about that if selected (fingers crossed).

Catherine A.

Samantha said...

Samantha H

Anonymous said...

Super sweet!

Annie N.

Anonymous said...

absolutely lovely :)

rachel w.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

This is one I totally want to win!

:)

Katie said...

Katie V

I LOVE those!

kathy said...

Ohh! Pretty!
kat e.

Kaitlin Wainwright said...

Oh so pretty. The green one is my favourite!

Kaitlin W.

Elizabeth said...

Love them!

Liz O

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Megan J.

Ms. Grrrl said...

Precious.
Sarah K.

Anonymous said...

These are so great!

Tegan L.

zoliepup said...

Very cool way to recycle!

Vicki W.

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

Laura H.

Anonymous said...

The purple is gorgeous!

Britt said...

Love these!!

Britt E

Anonymous said...

Want one!

Katharina K

cori said...

Lovely!

Cori M

Unknown said...

Oooh so pretty!
-Elana RW

CaitStClair said...

These are fantastic!

Caitlan C.

elizabeth said...

So beautiful!

Elizabeth A.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous :)
Ruth A

Katie said...

Gorgeous!

Katie C.

qasiaraine said...

They're all so pretty!

Erin E.

Unknown said...

I want one!
Alexandra A

.mssunshine. said...

Excited mucho.

Dene' L.

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CB said...

Cute!

But that's not my name. It's Carla B.

Caitlin at Salty Oat said...

Gorgeous work!

-Caitlin T.

Nightfall said...

Gorgeous and will work perfectly with a dress I'll be wearing for a wedding soon!

Amanda H.

Anonymous said...

fingers crossed.

sandra w

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! a perfect corsage for my mother at our september wedding!
-Rachel Wi. (since there's already a Rachel W. wierd.)

Hannah said...

Oooh! Hannah M-B

Jessie Blum @ Eclectic Unions said...

Lovely!

Jessie B.

Nina B. said...

Mine.

Nina B.

Leigh said...

These are so nice!
Leigh C.

l said...

Laurel A.

regina said...

Regina S. I love the pale yellow. so pretty! and sunshiney

mia said...

lovely!

Merium C

Amanda Mitchell said...

Lovely!

Amanda G

kate said...

kate l.

Kate Wells said...

Kate F.

Hannah said...

I love #4-- its so pretty :D
Hannah H.

Hanna said...

Pick me! Hanna L.

Jen and Eric said...

Jen H.

Sarah said...

Those are gorgeous!!

Sarah H.

the un-bride said...

So pretty, and I love the vintage kimono aspect!

Jessica H.

hatandfeathers said...

Sweet! Cori W.

Emily said...

Ooh love the blue and yellow one. Great find!

Emily F.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! I would love to win.

Sabrina S.

m+k said...

blue and yellow one matches my colors!

michella v.

cmay said...

so pretty, my fiance and I met in japan, something to remind of that would be lovely!
Cassie H.

Selfish Jean said...

=)

Jean K.

Unknown said...

Pick me! Pick me!
Sarah G

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

Sarah S.

Anonymous said...

ooh lala! pick me! pick me!

Christena said...

srsly, i freaking love the green one!

Christena M

Anonymous said...

so lovely. i like the bit of shimmer. me! yay!
amy t.

Cat said...

I love these!! Cat J

Angie Mae said...

def going to buy one anyways! beautiful! thanks for showing us this!

angela w.

lauren said...

so cute!

Lauren H.

Unknown said...

Sharon C

fingers crossed =)

loving the yellow

Future Mrs. Kot 2010 said...

ooh those are so cute! kelsi w

Anonymous said...

Lovely!
Stephanie L

mismikado said...

absolutely adorable!

Sebrina S

Anonymous said...

they are so beautiful!

Marian said...

Love!

Marian S.

Princess Christy said...

Christy K

Cali Bar Girl said...

how pretty!

Krista Y.

Lisa said...

Me :)

Lisa W-B

Anonymous said...

Those are lovely.

Emma K.

Anonymous said...

Pretty...I would love to win one! :)

heidiophoto said...

Love them. Especially the green flower.

Heidi S.

Anonymous said...

So pretty!!

Theresa P

Anonymous said...

Just lovely! - Sarah H

Hadeel said...

Doesn't hurt to enter!

Asia A.

Jenn Pie said...

I love them!

Jenn W.

Emily SW said...

What an awesome idea!

Emily S.

Brianna M said...

i love the purple one!

Brianna O.

e1 said...

Gorgeous!

Emily M.

Anonymous said...

GORG!
Diane B.

mmmmmonica said...

Monica M!

Damaris said...

CUTE!


Damaris C.

jennifer l. said...

These are adorable. <3


Jennifer C.

Anonymous said...

All of them are so lovely!

Lisa M.

Emily G. said...

So pretty, especially the pale blue one!

Emily G.

Luis said...

Luis R.

Hilary said...

Hilary J.

:-)

Unknown said...

Pretty pretty pleeeeeeeease!

Mary R.

Sally said...

Sally B. I love that they are recycled and beautiful!

Kelly Bainbridge said...

Kelly R.

Ali said...

How beautiful. The green one is my favorite. I'm off to check out her etsy shop right now!

Unknown said...

Lovely!

Susannah D.

Sara Verdin said...

Just perfect!
Sara B.

Katie said...

Just in time for spring!

Katie D.

erin said...

Lovely.

Erin A.

Marlene McGarrity said...

Beautiful flowers and perfect for a spring wedding!

Red said...

So many potential uses!

Cassie H.

Laura Faye said...

Laura M.

Tyffanie said...

Awesome!!!

Tyffanie A.

Anonymous said...

drop dead gorgeous
Janice C.

Crystal Kay said...

Super Cute!

Crystal K.

teresa said...

Oh heavens. A couple of these would go awesomely well with the wedding dress I'm having made!

Teresa H

Vanessa said...

I love them all, but most of all the blue! They're Gorgeous!

Vanessa B.

Anonymous said...

Love the flowers!

Tree Hugging Mother said...

These are amazing, and I love the fact they are made from old kimonos! My choice would be number 4, because even though I really love all the others, I have three bridesmaids and I could give them these as gifts to wear at the wedding!!

Sarah said...

Lovely!

Sarah F

Anonymous said...

Sue J. They are all equally beautiful.

Amy said...

Totally awesome!! Count me In!!

-Amy A.

Anonymous said...

So amazing!
Heather

Mackenzie said...

These are adorable!

Mackenzie M.

lovely bird said...

love them! so simple and sweet...

eliza s.

Anonymous said...

Megan H

Anonymous said...

love these!

Anonymous said...

Too cute!

Mandi B.

Unknown said...

i love the purple one! great find.

sarah b.

Anonymous said...

I don't think my comment posted, so I'm trying again.


Mellissa F.

Anonymous said...

Laura B.

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous! I want one!

Unknown said...

Ohhh purdy!

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