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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Winter Ema Shop Review and Giveaway

Good morning everyone,
Hope all is well and that you guys are doing great.

Today I'll be telling you about a great little shop called Winter Ema which is owned by a sweet
lady named Ema, naturally.
Ema makes adorable felted items for children.  And she also makes the most awesome 
Her talent is unbelievable.  She also makes educational book toys for young children so they can learn 
words and counting with their parents of course. But her felted toys are so adorable you'll want to buy them for your nieces and nephews or your friend's kids and for your own kids of course.

When she was a child, she used to make all sorts of paper crafts and use to draw in all her friend's
diaries.  And she hasn't stopped ever since.  Today her daughter gives her some insight on her work about the right color, size and shape items.
And let me tell you that what Ema sells in her shop is truly child oriented and beautiful.
But her greeting cards are for everyone.

I asked her some questions to know her a bit better, let's see what she said.

What's your name ?
My name is Ema and my shop’s name is Ema’s Decorations.

Where are you from?
I am from Romania. It is a small but beautiful country in Europe.

What or who inspires you?
There are many things that inspire me: the season, the music, children, the pictures from magazine, TV or from some stores, the children books, my friends... And my 5 years daughter inspires me too. She always knows to choose the right color, the perfect shape, or a nice character.

What made you start your shop?
I started to work for my family and for my friends. A friend of mine told me one day to try to sell online my items because they are beautiful and perfect for kids.

How long have you been making felt items?
I have started last year to sew felt and I love this material.

What are your favorite materials to work with?
I don’t have a favorite material, because I like to work with felt, card stock or beads also. Every item has a story and I try to make something unique and different.

Name a few Etsy Crafters that inspire you?
There are a lot of Etsy Crafters that inspire me. I like ArtisticSpirit, CarolineRoseArt, BirdhouseBlessings, lifepieces. My last Treasury List is with my favorite items from Etsy.

What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I am not a real artist. But I like to make something beautiful in my daily activities: I like to cook and to find out funny shapes for cookies or pies or sandwiches (my daughter loves Mini Turtle Shaped Cabbage Pie, Mini Hedgehog Shaped Homemade Bread, and Mini Apple Shaped Pie), I like to draw with my girl and to teach her to make crafts with paper and beads and every material which can be used and re-used, I like to read good books (my favorite one is Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of The Hedgehog).

Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
Even if I like to work with felt, I really loved to make my Tea Mint Recipe Card, because it is different from an ordinary card or recipe card. I made it with some quilled item and I attached an easy recipe inside.

Are there other places on the net we can find you?
You can find me on my blog ( ), or on Facebook ( ).

Any advice you'd like to give any crafters that are reading?
In fact I have an advice – it’s an idea that I learned this year: Enjoy your work. You can create for somebody else, but first, you create for you. And even you don’t have so many buyers, enjoy your works. 
Ema is giving away this cute felted violet flower box 
valued at $10

Here's how you can win this,

Ends August 23rd  midnight 2011
US and Canada
Please leave your email address in your comment so I can reach you. You'll have 48 hours to reply to my email to claim your prize, if you don't I'll have to pick another winner.

Please read Giveaway Rules before entering this giveaway


1-You need to follow my blog via Google Connect(Tell me under what name)
2-Visit Ema Winter Shop and tell which item you prefer

Post in a comment  that you are a follower of this blog and under what name and tell me which item you prefer, and don't forget your email so I can reach you if you win.
The first 2 entries are mandatory, if you don't do them together or one is missing I will delete your entries.
  I do check each and every entry before doing the draw.

. You need to do the first 2 steps for the extra entries to count.

Extra entries (1 each unless indicated otherwise) 

- Subscribe to my blog by e-mail and confirm, never miss a review or a giveaway, +1
Favorite Ema Winter's shop +1
 - Follow me on Twitter ,  +1
- Be a friend of mine on Facebook , +1
Fan me on Facebook Women-Prenuer Galore page , +1
-Blog about this giveaway on your blog or post a picture of it and link it to your side bar, + 3, send me the link to your blog.
-Post my button on your blog, send me the link to your blog, +2
-Tweet about this giveaway once a day, post your tweet link, send me the link, +1

Thanks and good luck to everyone
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