1.28.2012

product review+giveaway: Sand and Starfish



Okay first off, let me say how adorable everything is in Stephanie's shop. I love it all :)
But let's move on:

When Stephanie generously sent me one of her products to review I was extremely excited. When I opened the package, this is what I saw:
Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Pretty Pink

This is the Vintage Ruffle Clutch in Pretty Pink. Wowza! So. cute. Here's what the listing description says:




Quite the catch! 
If the vintage fabric isn't cute enough, the ruffles sure are!

This clutch is the perfect size to hold the necessities with room to hold a little more! 
Also has a single pocket on the inside to hold something more near and dear, i.e. your cell phone! 


Clutch has reinforced stitching throughout and is sewn with heavyweight fusable interfacing for added support.

Measures approximately:
6.75 inches deep 
10 inches wide


Here are my opinions:


Versatility:
This product is fabulous for just about anything, but for the past week I've been using it to tote around my makeup at school. It's really convenient because it has a little pouch inside so you can sort certain things.


This can be used as a pencil case, toiletry bag, makeup bag, or anything else that you can think of!



Quality:
The quality of this is amazing. After 6-7 days of being tossed, dropped, bumped, crushed, stepped on, sat on, squashed, squished, and other unpleasant things, it is still in perfect condition, both on the inside and out. (Okay, maybe it didn't endure all those things, but it definitely was squished and squashed a couple times ;])


Compatibility:
This is larger than a regular clutch, so you may have trouble fitting it in you backpack/school bag, but it fits fine in mine, so you shouldn't have too much trouble with it. I actually find the size very handy, because you can even squeeze a pair of flats inside!


Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Pretty Pink


Guess what? One of YOU will win a vintage ruffle clutch of you choice!


Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Poppy


Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Mod Orange


Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Mod Blue


Exciting right? Right! But first, let's get to know the wonderful Stephanie:


When did you first begin crafting?
As long as I can remember, I've been crafting. As a little girl I would take nail polish and paint wooden letters, or make garlands, or save the SOBE bottle caps and glue them around the edge of my mirror. But it wasn't until we moved into our house that I finally was able to put my creative crafty mind juices to work and I directed them more towards making our house feel like our home. 


What is your favorite thing to make?
Such a tough question... I don't consider myself a pro by any means in the sewing world but I really love making my vintage ruffle bags. I use my pink one practically every day and I still feel as giddy and excited about it as I did the first time I threw it over my shoulder. I dyed the vintage sheet pink, and that was a first for me. I've never dyed anything! But the color that it came out as was the exact shade of pink I wanted and it took my heart away!


What are some of your other hobbies?
I love spending time in my flower and vegetable gardens. Seeing something grow and blossom into this beautiful flower or delicious vegetable makes me so excited! I love scattering bouquets around the house. Beauty everywhere! I'm also a huge fan of the beach. I can go and lay out for hours and hours and just listen to music or dream up new things to make. Taking the kayak out for a bit around the pier is always fun too. Seeing schools of fish swimming right under me, pelicans floating 10 feet away, dolphins out further... it is never something that I take for granted. There's beauty in life all around us and I love being able to really enjoy it all. 




Thank you so much Stephanie! Okay, so here's how you can win:


Mandatory entries (leave both of these in the same comment!!):
You must be a follower of my blog to enter and comment to tell me you are
and
you must go to Sand and Starfish and tell me which vintage ruffle clutch you would pick if you won


Extra entries:
"heart" Stephanie's shop
follow Stephanie's blog
Like Stephanie on Facebook
"heart" my etsy shop

That's it people! You've heard me rave about this product, so you know it must be pretty dang amazing!
Happy entering! Oh, and don't forget to enter the rouge and whimsy giveaway!! Entries for that giveaway giveaway are closed on Saturday February 5th!!
Entries for this giveaway close on Saturday February 12th!!

-hannah



99 comments:

  1. I'm a follower of course! and I would probably choose the Yellow Gingham one :)

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  2. I follow you, and I love the vintage ruffle clutch in light blue floral. :)

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  3. I follow your blog! This is my fav clutch:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/90696381/vintage-ruffle-clutch-mod-orange

    I LOVE this!
    You can email me if I win: creative.art.new.england@gmail.com

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  4. I love the

    Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Light Blue Floral

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  5. Oooh, I love the "Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Poppy". So cute!

    I also follow your blog!

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  6. YAY!!!! I am a follower of your blog and my favorite clutch would have to be yellow gingham…. sooooooo cute!!!!! :)

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  7. i follow you and i love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90696223/vintage-ruffle-clutch-light-blue-floral

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  8. i hearted her shop

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  9. i hearted your shop!

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  10. i liked her fb page!

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  11. this is my favorite:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/90696223/vintage-ruffle-clutch-light-blue-floral
    -jocee <3

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  12. i hearted stephanie's shop!
    -jocee <3

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  13. i liked her on facebook!
    -jocee <3

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  14. i followed your shop!
    -jocee <3

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  15. Aaannnd I can't decide between the Pretty Pink or the Mod Blue...they're both so cute!

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  16. Follow you. And I would REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE The poppy one!!!

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  17. Hearted her shop.

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  18. Hearted your shop.

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  19. And liked her on fb!

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  20. i follow your blog and i love the poppy vintage ruffle clutch <3

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  21. i follow the sand and starfish blog

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  22. I follow you! I would pick this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90696223/vintage-ruffle-clutch-light-blue-floral

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  23. i would love to get mod orange!!!

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  24. I'm a follower of course! and I would probably choose the Yellow Gingham one :)

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  25. I am a follower, of course! I love the poppy clutch :)

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  26. I follow your blog, of course m'dear. My fav has to be the poppy one, it is so cute, although it's a tossup between the yellow gingham.

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  27. I also hearted stephanies shop. And...

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  28. I already hearted yours (which by the way, I love the headbands on yours ;)

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  29. I follow your blog. I would probably pick the yellow gingham :) Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I already follow Stephanie's blog :)

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  31. And I already follow her on FB :)

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  32. I am a follower of your blog!:) and I love the Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Light Blue Floral. so adorable.

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I heart Stephanie's shop!:)

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. i follow stephanie's blog via google reader and gfc!:)

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. i liked Sand and Starfish on facebook under the name of Micaela Staheli!:)

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. i hearted violet heart designs on etsy!:)

    more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I'm a GFC follower (RivkaBelle), and right now, I'm wavering between the Mod Blue and the Pretty Pink clutches -- both are sooooo cute! Ah! :o)

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  38. I follow Stephanie's blog via GFC also :o)

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  39. Annnnd, I am a fan of Stephanie's on fb (RebeccaMFleming) :o)

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  40. i love her!! i am a new follower of yours!

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  41. i would choose the mod orange clutch! (and i'm a new follower here)

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  42. i like sand and starfish on facebook!

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  43. i heart sand and starfish on etsy!

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  44. i heart violet heart designs on etsy!

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  45. I'm a blog follower! :) And I would pick Pretty Pink or Mod Orange. They're ALL fabulous! :)

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  46. I've *hearted* Stephanie's shop for quite awhile! :D

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  47. I follow the Sand & Starfish blog ♥

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  48. I am a long-time liker of Stephanie @ Sand & Starfish on Facebook! :)

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  49. And now I heart your Etsy shop! ;) CUTE cute things in there!

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  50. I follow and I like the mod blue.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  51. I am a new follower of your blog. I would have to close my eyes to pick one-I like them all.

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  52. I LOVE Stephanie!! I'm a follower of your blog and I think I would pick the Mod Blue! :)

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  53. I follow her blog - that's how I found out about this giveaway!!

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  54. I now follow you.
    AND I would JUMP up and down and pick the "MOD ORANGE" one!!!

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  55. I heart sand and starfish shop!!

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  56. I follow sand and starfish blog!

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  57. I'm new follower and I loves the Mod Blue.

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  58. New Follower! I would have to say I'd pick the yellow gingham for sure. TODIEFOR!

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  59. follower of Stephanie's blog now as well

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  60. added your shop to my faves on etsy!

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  61. added Steph's shop to my fave's on etsy too! You gals have the most darling products!

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  62. I follow your blog and love the Vintage Ruffle Clutch - Yellow Gingham!!

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I'd love to hear what you thought about this post! Just keep your comments clean ;)

-hannah