Friday, January 21, 2011

Nelle's {giveaway!}

Woo hoo, it's F-R-I-D-A-Y!!!! And what better way to get the weekend started than with a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

I first stumbled upon Nelle's while browsing etsy a couple of weeks ago. This sweet dress made my heart flutter...Apron Dress + Vintage Pillowcase = Major Sweetness! Love, love, love it!

And you know what???? The items in this sweet etsy shop are affordable! So important these days!

So what do you say we get to know the designer behind Nelle's a little better? Here we go!


Name: Ellen
Age:
33
Location:
Hebron, Maine
Etsy Shop
Nelle's &
Facebook Fan PageHow long have you been designing & sewing kids' clothes?
I started in January of 2010. It quickly became my passion. I love fabric and I love creating new things!
What led you to open your etsy shop?
In 2009 I was introduced to the world of custom clothing. I kept saying to myself, “Hey, I could make that.” My husband and kids gave me a Serger for Christmas that year…I was beyond thrilled! I started sewing dresses, skirts, and peasant tops for my daughters…and it wasn’t long before I decided to start selling my creations on a clothing board. About a month later, I opened my store on Etsy.
Is there a story behind your shop's name?
When I decided to open my Etsy store, I called my Mom and asked some friends to get some advice on a name. I wanted it to have meaning…and be able to encompass more than just kids clothing. So we started to brainstorm – and then my Mom said, what about your nickname? Aha! My sister started calling me Nelle (only pronounced Nell-a) in college. So…yes…in case you haven’t already figured it out, it is my name spelled backwards. I know, silly, right?! But I love it just the same – silliness is part of our everyday life, so it's fitting!
What inspires you?
Ohhhh….all of these wonderful, imaginative ladies with your wonderful, imaginative blogs! I am also inspired by fabric, and my girls…so many of my ideas are a result of their personalities. When my youngest daughter puts on one of my dresses she immediately says, “Mom, watch me spin!”
How many kids do you have?
I have 3 kids, ages 9, 6 and 3.
How do you describe your designing style?
Carefree, comfortable, fun…
What do you like to do in your free time?
Sew! Oh wait! I mean, I love thrift shopping, going to rummage sales, and I love to watch movies, and have a pretty long list of TV series I’m addicted to – my absolute favorites are Grey’s Anatomy and Dexter.
And just for fun...if someone came to your home and looked in the refrigerator, what would they find?
Lots of milk! We go through about 3 gallons in a week!

{ahh, a girl after my own heart!} Ellen has graciously offered one of her adorable dresses for this giveaway! Even better...WINNER's CHOICE!

To Enter:
1. Visit Nelle's and come back and tell me your favorite item (1 entry).

For Additional Entries:
2. Add Nelle's to your favorites on etsy (1 entry).
3. Like Nelle's page on facebook
(1 entry).
4. Become a follower of this blog or tell me you already are! (1 entry).
5. Blog or facebook about this giveaway, leaving the link in the comments (1 entry).

Please leave separate comments for each entry (5 total entries possible).
Contest runs until Tuesday,
January 25, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced Wednesday, January 26th.

THANK YOU ELLEN for sponsoring this fun giveaway! Someone is going to be very happy next week!!!

Don't wait! Go check out Nelle's!

218 comments:

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Brittanie said...

I am already a follower here!

Brittanie said...

Added her shop to my favorites on etsy!

Brittanie said...

LOVE the sweet spring apron dress with the gingham!

Brittanie said...

Became a fan on facebook!

Kori said...

What a cute shop Fav. item is the pin strip ruffle denim Justa tad to small LOL or i would have bought :)

Kori said...

Added her etsy shop as a fav Cute cute

Kori said...

blog follower

Kori said...

Face book like :)

Leier said...

I am a big fan, love all the dresses

Leier said...

my fav is the Holly Hobbie Apron Knot Dress.

Leier said...

facebook liked!

Leier said...

blog follower, love your blog :)

kelli said...

Wow! What a great etsy shop!!You are right the prices are great as well...I love the Holly Hobbie dress and the roses skirt and top.

kelli said...

I made a favorite on Etsy!

kelli said...

I liked on facebook!

kelli said...

I am already a follower here...I LOVE your great blog! Thanks for the great giveaways you have had this week!!

Rachel Gibson said...

My favorite is the Sweet Spring Collection Knot Dress or the sweet plain white ruffles I love it all!

Rachel Gibson said...

Nelle's is a favorite on Etsy :)

Rachel Gibson said...

I'm a follower of the blog!

Rachel Gibson said...

I posted the give away on Facebook. I'm not sure how to give a link to it because my profile is private. Ellen is a friend of mine so I'm sure she saw it LOL

Rachel Gibson said...

I was already a "fan" on Facebook! I <3 Nelle's!

DillyDallies said...

I like Nelle's on Facebook! ( I already did though ) Ellen is the sweetest lady :O) love her work!

DillyDallies said...

I shared it on my FB wall! :O)

DillyDallies said...

I absolutely love the ruffles and the matching tops!!!

Audra said...

I can't decide between the Sweet Spring knot dress and the Hello Roses embellished tee and skirt set. They are both soooo cute!!!

yburs2 said...

I love the Hobby nobbie knot dress and ruffles! Beautiful!

yburs2 said...

I added myself as a follower to this blog!

yburs2 said...

I liked Nelle's on Etsy!

yburs2 said...

I liked Nelle's Facebook page too!

I really like her work, and it isn't so expensive that ppl can't afford it! Awesome!

Jaime said...

I'm now a follower here! :)

Jaime said...

I'm already a FB fan of Ellen/Nelle's!

Jaime said...

I LOVE her work! My new fav is the gingham strawberry dress - I'm so ready for spring! ;)

stargirl66 said...

Already a fan of Nelle's on facebook, but new here. I adore the Sweet Spring knot dress with gingham - would be perfect for easter!

Jill Turner said...

I love the Sweet Spring Knot Dress! So adorable! XO Jill

Jill Turner said...

Added her shop to my Etsy faves!

Jill Turner said...

I'm a follower already!

Jill Turner said...

I "liked" her FB page too! XO

Susanmeep said...

I just love the the Holly Hobbie dress suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Susanmeep said...

I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

jennem said...

I like the Whoo Loves You Apron Knot Top.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

The Hills said...

Added to favorites on etsy!!

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jennem said...

Public Google Friends follower as jennem.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

The Hills said...

LOVE the Whoo loves You apron knot top and the Whoo Loves You ruffle pants!!

dd1027 at comcast dot net

The Hills said...

Follower of the Little Pumpmkin!!

The Hills said...

"liked" Nelle*s on FB!!

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The Hills said...

posted it on my FB page!!

dd1027 at comcast dot net

Spears said...

love the throwback to Hollie Hobbie :)

Spears said...

i added her shop to my list of faves on etsy

jcarrier said...

I love the Owl print skirt on her Etsy site. ♥

jcarrier said...

Liked Nelle's on Facebook.

Spears said...

I like her on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

jcarrier said...

little pumpkin grace: Nelle's {giveaway!}
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I posted this on my Facebook page. Not sure if this is how you wanted me to link it though..

Spears said...

i became a follower of your blog, thought I already was. LOVE your blog, and LOVE the giveaways!

Spears said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:
http://calebsworld-spears.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway.html

My goal is to do a better job with my blog this year. I plan for it to become my family's "scrapbook" :)

jcarrier said...

I am now a follower of little pumpkin grace page too.

Melanna said...

The Sweet Spring Collection Knot Dress is my favourite.

Melanna said...

I added Nelle's to my etsy faves

Melanna said...

I am already a follower of you!

Melanna said...

I blogged about it here

Melanna said...

I like Nelle's on Facebook!

meganvickery said...

I love everything in this etsy shop. My favorite is the sweet spring knot dress.

I liked the page on facebook.

meganvickery said...

I added Nelle's as a favorite etsy shop.

meganvickery said...

I am already a follower!!!!

Alison said...

I love the Hollie Hobby Knot Apron Dress. Adorable!

Alison said...

I follow your blog because I love your cute projects, your adorable kids, and your obvious love for them.

Julie said...

I love the Whoo Loves You knot dress top!

Julie said...

Already a follower here.

Julie said...

added her shop to my favs.

Mendy said...

I'm a follower! Love your blog!

Mendy said...

I'm in love with the Holly Hobbie apron knot dress!

Mendy said...

I'm a fan on facebook!

coolkids said...

love the simpliest peasant dress!

p.s. stop by an enter wednesdays giveaway its for boys! thecoolkidsblog.com

coolkids said...

added nelles as a fav in etsy.

coolkids said...

follow your blog.

Tara Litchford said...

I love the Spring Street Knot Collection Dress :)

Tara Litchford said...

Nelle's is already a favorite on Etsy.

Tara Litchford said...

I "like" Nelle's on Facebook.

Tara Litchford said...

I just became a follower of your blog :)

Tara Litchford said...

I posted on my FB page :) I don't know how to leave the link here though.

The Robins Nest said...

I am a follower of your wonderful blog.

The Robins Nest said...

I think I would pick the Whoo Loves You Apron Knot Top , how cute!

The Robins Nest said...

I habe Nelle's added to favorites!

Crystal said...

I'm loving the Hello Roses Embellished Tee and Skirt Set! Those colors are so "springy"!

Crystal said...

I added Nelle's Clothing to my Etsy fav sites!

The Robins Nest said...

I also added her as a favorite on FB. THANKS!!!!

Rachel said...

I am lovin' the sweet spring knot dress.

Rachel said...

I follow your blog. :)

Rachel said...

I added Nelle's to my etsy favorites.

Mary Beth said...

adorable clothing! my favorite has to be the who loves you heart patch ruffle pants so cute!!

Mary Beth said...

added Nelle's to my favorites on etsy!

marybethtoles- etsy username

Mary Beth said...

i liked nelle's on facebook!

Mary Beth said...

I love your blog and am a longtime follower!

Mary Beth said...

shared the link of facebook!

Cynthia's Lovies said...

Nelle's clothing is absolutley darling! I'm especially in love with the Sweet Spring Collection Knot Dress

Ms.Carson said...

I am a follower here.

Ms.Carson said...

My favorite is the Holly Hobby knot dress. I got a Holly Hobby doll for my first birthday... 35 years ago... Super sweet designs!

Ms.Carson said...

Became a Nelle's Facebook Fan.

Mama Mcmillan said...

Vintage knot dress of course!

Mama Mcmillan said...

Fan on Facebook!!

Mama Mcmillan said...

On my FAVORITES on Etsy!!

Mama Mcmillan said...

Shared this on my Facebook!! :)

Mama Mcmillan said...

Added this blog to my following!! :)

Jenn Franzin said...

Love, Love, Love Ellen's Creations!

Jenn Franzin said...

I added Nelle's to my favorites on Etsy too!

Jenn Franzin said...

My favorite outfit is the Sweet Spring Knot Dress! I also Liked her on FB too!

Jenn Franzin said...

I have know become a follower of your blog too! :-)

Jenn Franzin said...

Promoted your blog and the giveaway on my FB page ConnectedBaby Winnipeg! What an awesome blog! Love the giveaways! I would love to win an Ellen Custom creation!!

Simply Niki said...

I am a follower! ;)

Simply Niki said...

I Love the Blooms Tee and Skirt set!!! :)

Mariah said...

I love the Holly Hobbie Apron Knot Dress, so cute!

Mariah said...

I'm a follower!

anniebobannie said...

i follow you!!!

anniebobannie said...

I added her on facebook

anniebobannie said...

I LOVE the knot dress in the spring colors!!! YES YES YES!!! LUCKY ME! I WILL WIN!!

The England Family said...

Wow, CUTE stuff! So affordable too, for sure. I added Nelles Clothing to my ETSY favorites!

The England Family said...

I am a follower of your blog...have been for over a year now:)

The England Family said...

My favorite is the Whooo Loves You apron Knot Top...super sweetness!

The England Family said...

I "liked" Nelle's Clothing on Facebook!

The England Family said...

Just shared this with all of my Facebook Friends. Not too sure how to link it up though?

Amy Hightower Murphy said...

I am a follower of this blog! :)

Amy Hightower Murphy said...

I added Nelle's to my Favorites on Etsy! :)

Amy Hightower Murphy said...

I "liked" Nelle's on Facebook! :)

Amy Hightower Murphy said...

I love the sweet pastel floral knot dress! :)

tory said...

#1 I love love love the knot dress from the Sweet Spring Collection! ADORABLE!

tory said...

#2 I added Nellesclothing to my favorites on Etsy! (toryanne)

tory said...

#3 I *liked* Nelle*s facebook page!

tory said...

#4 I am now a followers of your awesome blog!

tory said...

#5 I blogged about this amazingly sweet giveaway!
Check it out here!
http://brent-tory.blogspot.com/2011/01/adorable-nelles-giveaway.html

mommypants13 said...

my favorite is the simplest peasant dress! adorable
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mommypants13 said...

I liked nelle's on facebook
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mommypants13 said...

I'm already a follower or little pumpkin grace!
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E Truitt said...

I added Nelle's to my favorites on Etsy!

E Truitt said...

My favortie item from Nelle's shop is the sweet spring knot dress. I love knot dresses!

E Truitt said...

I am already a follower of your blog (check it every day!). You have the cutest posts.

E Truitt said...

I am a fan of Nelle*s on Facebook!

Amber said...

I love the sweet embroidered pillowcase apron dress but I am pretty sure it will be in Miss G closet :) Love the sweet line knot dresses too

Amber said...

Liked her FB page.

Amber said...

Liked her etsy page.

Amber said...

Of course I follow your blog :)

bukaeyes said...

I like the Simplest Collection Peasant Dress~ SO Cute
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bukaeyes said...

I follow this Blog on GFC as bukaeyes
bukaeyes@aol.com

bukaeyes said...

I like Nelle's Facebook Page (Betsy Hoff)
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lilasutton said...

I signed up to follow your blog and I am excited to check out all your parties on here!!!

lilasutton said...

I LOVE all the beautiful things in NElle*s shop but think the Holly Hobbie Apron Knot Dress is my favorite that is in there now.

lilasutton said...

like on facebook.

lilasutton said...

Also added to favorites on Etsy:)

Tara said...

I already follow Nelle's on FB.

Tara said...

I LOVE the Holly Hobbie Dress.

Tara said...

She is already a fav seller on my ETSY account. I <3 Nelle's clothes.

Tara said...

Posted on FB about the giveaway.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Added her shop to my favorites

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

love the sweet spring dress!! (they are all so cute though!!)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

following this blog

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

became a fan on facebook

SweetElle said...

already follow your blog

SweetElle said...

Added her shop to my favs

SweetElle said...

Love the holly hobby knot dress

SweetElle said...

facebook fan of her page

SweetElle said...

http://sweetelle-sweetelleandallthegoodstuff.blogspot.com/ posted to my blog

heartlandmommy said...

My FAVorite is the Holly Hobbie Apron Dress.

heartlandmommy said...

I added Nelle's to my favorites on Etsy!

heartlandmommy said...

I am now a new follower of your blog and love it :)

heartlandmommy said...

posted about Nelle's on my facebook

Samantha said...

Love the Whoo Loves You Twirl Skirt - Valentines Collection - Nelles!
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HeartSmiles said...

The simple collections pheasant dress is my favorite!

HeartSmiles said...

The simple collections pheasant dress is my favorite!

HeartSmiles said...

The simple collections pheasant dress is my favorite!

Karinny said...

Whoo Loves You Twirl Skirt - Valentines Collection is my favorite!

Karinny said...

I am already a follower here!

Karinny said...

Added her shop to my favorites on etsy!

Party Box Design said...

Hello Roses Embellished Tee and Skirt Set

FAVE item in her shop, just adore!

Party Box Design said...

new fb fan of hers!!!

Party Box Design said...

follow your fab blog!

mstawnya said...

Fave item: the Hello Roses skirt & tee set.

mstawnya said...

Added her shop to my etsy faves.

mstawnya said...

Already a follower of your awesome blog.

Jennifer said...

I love your blog and I'm a follower!

Jennifer said...

I am now a facebook fan!

Jennifer said...

I don't think I could pick a favorite. I love the ruffel pants, the tie, and any knot dress! It's all cute!

Jennifer said...

Like on etsy too! :)

Lyudmila said...

I like the Purses...Made to Match your Nelles Outfit
http://www.etsy.com/listing/59113938/pursesmade-to-match-your-nelles-outfit
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Lyudmila said...

Like Nelle's page on facebook = Lyudmila Sizova
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Lyudmila said...

Follow via gfc=Lyudmila
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very married said...

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http://www.etsy.com/listing/58087418/simplest-collection-peasant-dress-nelles

i love this dress!

Meg said...

I like the Sweet Knot dress from her Etsy store!!

meginmo@gmail.com

Melissa Mae said...

Comment #1: I love love love the knot dress from the Sweet Spring Collection!

Melissa Mae said...

I added Nellesclothing to my favorites!

Melissa Mae said...

Yup you're right I *liked* Nelle*s Clothing on facebook!

Melissa Mae said...

Of course I'm following Little Pumpkin Grace!

Melissa Mae said...

I blogged about this sweet sweet contest!
http://melissamaeabreu.blogspot.com/2011/01/blogging-for-chance-to-win.html

Meg said...

I added Nelle's to my favorites on Etsy...

craftberrybush

Meg said...

I Facebooked about Nelle's....

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185965411423355&notif_t=event_wall#!/meginmo/posts/145810395475514?notif_t=share_comment

Meg said...

I "liked" Nelle's page of FB...

Meg

Meg said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Meg

Sweet2th said...

My absolute favorite is the Holly Hobbie knot dress!

Sweet2th said...

I have added Nelle's to my Etsy faves!

Sweet2th said...

I now "like" Nelle's facebook page!

Sweet2th said...

I am definately a faithful follower to this blog!

Cazra said...

My favorite is the simplest peasant dress!

Cazra said...

i follow your blog!

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