10/21/2009

Handmade Feature and Giveaway - Beautiful Bridget

You guys probably know by now that I turn into a whiny puddle of mush when the mercury sinks past ooohhhh, about 60. That's why I have about a thousand reasons to love Beautiful Bridget. If you're going to freeze your tail off, you might as well do it in style. From the massively thick, chunky cowls to the dainty little fingerless mittens, you're certain to find something to cozy up with in a rich, brilliant range of colors.

Q. What's the story behind Beautiful Bridget? A. Here's the story behind the name: I could not for the life of me come up with a name and so my daughter (missindie) and I took the name from a line in one of our favorite Bridget Jones movies...Renee Zellwegger is dancing in a lake, spinning in a circle with this goofy look on her face (she's ingested something she shouldn't have haha!) and she says "Beeaaauutttifffullll Bridget"...and viola, I've found the name!


Q. What's your favorite aspect of your art?
A. I absolutely love that I can create something and have someone fall in love with it....and it's so thrilling to know that my pieces are being worn all around the world!


Q. How about your least favorite?
A. My least favorite is that I can't move quickly enough to produce all of the ideas that go floating through my head! I have a little notebook I carry that is just filled with ideas but I never can find the time to make them all....

Q. Where do you get the inspiration for your designs, from your epic, cozy cowls to your delicate little summer scarves? A. I take things I see around me and try to put a twist on them...the colors around me, the different textures when I go into fabric and craft stores, things I see others wearing...and I do have an addiction to big chunky yarns so anything I can make with those is a huge bonus (hence, the huge cowls!)


Q. What advice do you have for the Etsy newbies?
A. Don't just list your items to Etsy and then sit back and wait, you have to participate in the forums and get your name and face out there so everyone gets to know who you are.

Q. What's your favorite feedback that you've ever received?
A. It's actually one I recently received, I just laughed my butt off when I read it:

"I purchased this scarf for my roomies birthday present, so of course I could not unwrap it before she opened it. I was remiss in explaining it all to the artist, so the gift arrived with my name on it. Unfortunately, I just had to remove the very darling gift tag, but that really was okay. She LOVED, AND I DO MEAN LOVED the scarf. It really did match the color of her eyes, which is what I was going for. The craftWOMANship was just wonderful. I really do recommend this Etsy artist. She is sublime!!!"


Q. Pixar has just commissioned you to come up with their next blockbuster. What's your movie called, and what is it about?
A. Oh boy....okay....hmmmm......this story is about a little girl (think "Boo" from Monsters Inc.) who has a fight with her mom while in the mall and hides in one of the stores...she ends up getting locked in the mall after it closes and at first she's having a blast running through all of the stores and playing with all of the toys (that happen to come alive at night) but soon realizes how much she loves and misses her mom and....wait a minute, I can't give away the ending cause it wouldn't be fair so you'll just have to go see it ;}


Q. What is your fondest fall memory?
A. I don't really have just one fond memory of Fall, it's my favorite season and I love everything about it! My family and I always go the Silver Dollar City (a local theme park) in the Fall and have so much fun, it's one of my best Fall memories :)


Q. You were out somewhere in the wilds of Whoknowswhere and stumbled upon a never-discovered animal species. Tell me about it and what you'll name it.
A. It's a cross between a kangaroo and a bunny....so it's a HUGE rabbit! Technically it's called a Bunnyroo but I would call mine "Mr. Stimples" ;]


Q. What's the number one item on your 'bucket list?'
A. Getting back to Ireland/France/England.....my daughter and I took a 2 week trip there last year and it was the greatest experience of my life!


Q. What's your favorite Etsy shop and blog? {include links}
A. Wowzer....to be honest, I have SO many Etsy shops I love and SO many blogs I adore that it wouldn't be fair to just pick one :]



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The Giveaway

One of you lucky readers will win your choice of any hat from Beautiful Bridget, shipped right to your door absolutely free of charge! With this great range of colors and darling cloche styles, you're sure to find something you like! The giveaway will end at midnight Pacific time on Sunday, November 1st {Already November?}, and the winner will be announced the following day.
  • To enter, you must visit Beautiful Bridget and choose a favorite item. You can also suggest something you'd like to see in the shop. Leave one comment here with your answer. This step is mandatory before earning additional entries. Feel free to heart the shop as well! Make sure that you leave your e-mail address in at least your first entry.

Additional Entries

  • Become a follower of Shrimp Salad Circus using the 'subscribe' options on the left sidebar. Leave one comment telling me you did so.
  • If you're already a follower, then you're absolutely fabulous, and thank you! Leave two comments telling me such.
  • Follow Shrimp Salad Circus on Twitter, and tweet about this giveway for one extra entry. Leave one comment with the URL from the tweet.
  • Put a Shrimp Salad Circus button {Vintage Musings} on your blog sidebar for two extra entries. The button is located on our right sidebar. Leave two comments with a link to your blog after adding the button.
  • Publicize this giveaway on a giveaway site or Mr. Linky for one extra entry each. Leave a link to the site(s).
  • Stumble or Digg this post or favorite me on Technorati for one extra entry each. You can use the 'Share' button immediately below the post signature. Leave one separate comment for each action with your username or a link to the page.
  • Blog about this giveaway and include a link and the photo of the giveaway item from above for three extra entries. Leave three separate comments with a link to the post.
  • Purchase something from Beautiful Bridget for five extra entries. Leave five separate comments telling me what you bought. You could end up with something great for you and a friend!
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90 comments :

  1. I love the Lace Fingerless Corset Gloves in Midnight Blue Arm Warmers
    jessmy13@yahoo.com

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  2. The Button Me Up scarf is just too cute.

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  3. I'm now one of your followers

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  4. Grabbed your button. It can be found here

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  5. Grabbed your button entry #2

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  6. i really like the Denim Dreams Knotty Mulitple Strand Knot Scarf in Denim and Baby Blues, Copper and Cream Fibers

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  7. i already follow with google friend connect (1)

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  8. i already follow with google friend connect (2)

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  9. love the Hat Beanie Cloche Cap in Brown Blue with Flower Brooch Pin

    thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

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  10. I love the Market Beanie Cloche Hat in Brown White Flower Brooch Pin so darn cute.

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  11. My favorite is the "Hat Beanie Cloche Cap in Brown with Citron Yellow Flower Brooch Pin". It will definitely be my pick if I'm the lucky winner! :)

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32863399

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    My Etsy: hellcatvintage.etsy.com

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  12. I'm following your blog!

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    My Etsy: hellcatvintage.etsy.com

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  13. I'm absolutely fabulous! ;)

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    My Etsy: hellcatvintage.etsy.com

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  14. I waaaant the coffeehouse cowl. Waaant!
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  15. Anonymous10/21/2009

    I love everything, especially the rose garden scarves.JD

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  16. OO New Fallen Snow scarf is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  17. Following here through Blogspot


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  18. Oh ya you know I blogged about it.

    http://ourworldofus.blogspot.com/2009/10/ooo-knit-hatttt.html

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  21. I like Girly Girl Swirly Swirl Ruffle Scarf Huge Cranberry Red.

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  22. oh wow! I love so much of it!! I guess I would have to say out of it all...I like the Market Beanie Cloche Hat Oatmeal Beige Brown Flower Brooch Pin AND the Wedding Day Fringe Scarf Warm Thick Fringie in Ivory White. I couldn't pick just ONE thing I liked! ha! And as for things she could add to her shop...I just don't know...she already has such a beautiful assortment of items!!! :) thanks so much for this chance!

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  23. I´m already a follower (1).

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  24. I´m already a follower (2).

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  25. I follow you on twitter and my tweet:
    http://twitter.com/MadeInCanarias/status/5050690045

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  27. Sorry...I just figured out how to put the actual tweet URL on here! I deleted my last comment because it just had my twitter URL on...but here is the actual one....

    http://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/5050690523

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  28. i love the girly girl swirly swirl
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  29. wow love the Slouch Beanie Hat in Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Spice...great giveaway, thanks for the chance!
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  30. blogged here: http://amplegoodies.blogspot.com/2009/10/beautiful-bridget-giveaway.html

    entry #1

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  31. blogged here: http://amplegoodies.blogspot.com/2009/10/beautiful-bridget-giveaway.html

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  32. blogged here: http://amplegoodies.blogspot.com/2009/10/beautiful-bridget-giveaway.html

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  33. Holy Hannah, a Bridget giveaway! I loooove this shop! I have one of her scarves for summer, and baby, is it stylin'!:D But now, with grey weather drawing in, I need something snugglier...warmer...like this Therma Green Woodland cowl:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21700232

    Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

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  34. I really like the Market Beanie Cloche Hat in White with Olive Ribbon. She has beautiful things in her store.

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  35. I love the Rose Garden Scarf. So unique and beautiful!

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  36. I'm a new follower!

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  37. I'm a twitter follower and tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/peachesreviews/status/5057387593

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  38. I added your button! (Entry 1)

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  39. I added your button! (Entry 2)

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  40. I love that shop! My favorite is the Silly Bridget Cowl Warmer in Chunky Citron Yellow Brown

    I like the colors!

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  41. I'm now following you

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  42. I love this blue cotton scarf. It would be beautiful for those spring and autumn (fall) days which are a little cool but not freezing!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25790493

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  43. luv the market beanie cloche!

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  44. They're all so pretty, but I adore the Market Beanie Cloche Hat in White with Olive Ribbon!

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  45. Already a follower!
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  46. Already a follower!
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  47. I added your button
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  49. I dugg this - gidgie
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  50. I blogged about this giveaway
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  51. I blogged about this giveaway
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  52. I blogged about this giveaway
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  53. I really like the Neck taffy circle scarf cowl wrap in white barley grey brown...very classy

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  54. Wow, all the hats and scarves are amazing!
    I think the Rose Garden Scarf Oatmeal Beige with Rose Flower Cuff is beautiful!

    missylovsjesus at yahoo dot com

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  55. I have short hair and wear hats all winter long. I'd love to win the Market Beanie Cloche Hat Oatmeal Beige Brown Flower Brooch Pin. Thanks!

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  56. The fringe scarf is very eye catching. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  57. I love the Wrap Cowl Magenta Pink.

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  58. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5066997705

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  59. I'm a follower.

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  60. I'm a follower.

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  61. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

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  62. I blogged.

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  63. I blogged.

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  64. I like the Market Scarf in Lemongrass Lemon Sunshine Yellow! Pretty, pretty. I looove the cowls too.

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  65. Tweeted :) http://twitter.com/LemonJitters/status/5070184282

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  66. Loved everything but really liked the Market Beanie Cloche Hat Denim Blue White Flower Brooch Pin. joyfulgirlnaturalsatgmaildotcom

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  67. Follower of Shrimp Salad Circus as Shelly Henley
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  68. Following you on twitter as jgnp and tweeted http://twitter.com/jgnp/status/5074700114

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  69. I love the Slouch Beanie Hat in Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Spice
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  70. already follow 1
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  71. already follow 2
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  72. I have to admit I had no idea what a cowl was until I entered your shop. I love the Brown Blue Beanie best.

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  73. this hat is definitely my favourite:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30452439

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  74. Girly Girl Swirly Swirl Ruffle Scarf Huge Cranberry Red - simply stunning!

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  75. My neck is always cold. I would love this!
    Totally Tubular Big Soft Warm Neckwarmer Cowl Wrap in Oatmeal Beige Flecked Fiber

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  76. Love the Slouch Beanie Hat in Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Spice- love the color and the style!

    Elaine R
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  77. My favourite is the market beanie cloche hat, black onyx, with the red flower brooch pin.

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  78. I love the Market Beanie Cloche Hat in Red Green Flower Brooch Pin - too cute! Thanks!
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  79. I love the rose garden scarf.

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  80. My favorite is the Molly Malone Flower Cuff Scarf in Chunky Irish Grass Green.
    Thank you.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  81. I like the Market Beanie Cloche Hat in Grass Green with Camel Ribbon, it is simple and pretty.

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  82. I follow your blog.

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  83. follow your blog #2

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  84. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/5313259279

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