Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday Features No. 5 -- Featuring Fringe!

Today's Friday Features artist/crafter has a product that was featured on the Martha Stewart Show when the Etsy founder, Rob Kalin was on. If you saw the show, you will remember a gorgeous scarlet/wine colored cowl. That was made by none other than Dennice of "Fringe". Dennice has a great profile in her Etsy shop, that is a "must read". She knits, crochets, sews, and embroiders to create some amazing scarves, capelets, cowls, and more!

I have been a fan of "Fringe" for almost a year now. My favorite item that she makes is this "Sweetheart" scarf:

So let's hear a little more about Dennice. By the way, just to let you know, Dennice was pretty under the weather this week, and STILL agreed to be interviewed, and answer my little list of questions! We hope you feel better soon, Dennice!

TDB: How and when did you get started crafting?
Dennice from Fringe: I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I love to do all kinds of crafts and art. I learned to knit and crochet at the ripe old age of 4.

TDB: What is your favorite thing to make?
Dennice from Fringe: It's always exciting when I am working on a new design. I love that whole process of designing the item, and then the thrill of actually creating it.

TDB: To what do you attribute your success on Etsy?
Dennice from Fringe: I don't know that I can attribute any one thing to my success on Etsy. Mostly I would attribute it to hard work. I work seven days a week for this shop. It's not something I take lightly. I'm very serious about it.

TDB: What advice would you give to an Etsy newcomer?
Dennice from Fringe: I would stress the fact that to have a successful shop one needs to work very hard on a consistant basis. You also need a great deal of patience. Don't give up easily if this is something you really want.


TDB: What do you love to do when you're not crafting or selling on Etsy?
Dennice from Fringe: Any spare time I have I spend with my husband and kids.

TDB: If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
Dennice from Fringe: If I had the time, commitment and determination needed, I would want to become a black belt in karate. My husband and son have been in karate for years. I'd like to catch up to them and give them a run for their money! Also, I'd love to be able to create huge metal sculptures. There are so many skills I would love to acquire but so little time.


TDB: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?
Dennice from Fringe: I love to travel. Road trips or airplane trips. I would be thrilled to travel to just about any place in the world. Why? Because I always want to learn about different cultures and different environments. It opens my mind up to all the differences and all the beauty. I also think it would be grand to be able to take 5 months to drive around the United States and see what an incredible country we live in.


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We saved the best for last! Dennice has GENEROUSLY offered to give away one of her fringe scarves: The "Best Friend" Scarf!!!! I only wish that I could enter to win, because, let me tell you, I would enter in a heartbeat!! This gorgeous scarf is 70 inches (177.8 cm) long, so it's perfect to wrap around you in the cold, cold weather. The width of the scarf, including fringe is 9 inches(22.9cm)! The Best Friend Scarf is made with a wool-blend yarn, is one of Dennice's original designs, and is one of her most popular sellers!


All you have to do to win this scarf, is to check out Dennice's shop, find your favorite item of hers, and come back here and comment about it. If you do not follow this step, you will not be entered to win. Please only comment one time, and please make sure we have a valid email address for you, or an EASY way to find you. If we aren't able to contact you, we will draw another winner. The deadline for this giveaway is Thursday, March 20th at midnight PST. This giveaway is open worldwide!
Thanks for reading! Don't forget to scroll down to the next two posts to enter to win other gifts too!
Have a great day!
Angie

151 comments:

Kat Hannah said...

Dennice's creations are amazing. The Lily Lariat is gorgeous and suitable for casual wear or a night on the town. It reminds me of a delicate sculpture.

kathannah.etsy

Crystal Adkins said...

Hey gals! I have to agree that my favorite is the Sweetheart Scarf! I have never seen anything like this before!! I have to have one!! Have a lovely weekend!!
Hugs, Crystal
adkinsc123@lycos.com

jenny said...

I LOVE the spun sugar shawl on the 4th page of etsy that is featured in this posting. I love it, it is beautiful!

Steph said...

Wow, everything is gorgeous. She is VERY talented! My favorites were the Saturday Night scarf, the Best Friend scarf and the Kiss Me scarf. Love the fringe!

LeesaJ said...

love the sweetheart scarf!

Tina M said...

OMG...I am officially in love with Dennice's work!!!!

The one (since I can only choose ONE) item I love the best is: The Secret Path Lariat.

Thanks for bringing Dennice to our attention!!!

Shannon said...

The spun sugar shawl.

mverno said...

the sweetheart scarf is fab

Anonymous said...

Love the Snowdrift Scarve and the Spun Sugar Shaw!
Elaine
emrosser@shaw.ca

fangirl said...

I like the spun sugar shawl.

monica said...

the it girl shrug is so cute, love orange!

ezmerelda said...

I love them all, but I think Head in the Clouds is my favorite. It is gorgous.

Anonymous said...

I ADORE the Smooth Talk Cowl, love it, love it!!
My fav scarf would have to be the one you are so generously parting with; the "Best Friend Scarf".

You are blessed with talent!

annest@telus.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Sweetheart Scarf. I am so inspired to start crocheting again! Thanks!

ladavies7887@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Roses are red
Violets pass the test.
I think your pink scarf
Is really the best!

Great prize!

mar said...

The sugar shawl is my favorite - thank you

cdziuba said...

The Spun Sugar Shawl is so unique!

sherryp said...

I like the spun sugar shawl

Sari said...

Oh my gosh I'm pretty much obsessed with the Best Friend Scarf! But every item in this shop is so unique and forward! I love love love the As You Wish Capelet...it's Sooo cute.

igotofightclubonfridays@hotmail.com

Aisling said...

I had a hard time picking a favorite. I believe the Snowdrift Scarf is my final choice, but I really love the As You Wish capelet too. This is a gorgeous selection of products!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous

pcbdolphins@wmconnect.com

EmiliaV said...

Snowdrift Scarve

Princess Golden Hair said...

the spun sugar is so adorable

Kimberly B. said...

I like the "Blue Jean Baby" scarf. Thanks!

Bebemiqui said...

I like the Red Rock Blue Sky Lariat! Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

kirsten said...

i love them all! such talent. i've bookmarked dennice as a favorite on etsy.

i love the nashville scarf.

thank you.

kirstenhamelin@hotmail.com

Shirlii said...

The Climbing Rose Lariat looks great!

WingedxAyase [at] aku-roku.com

JaniceJ said...

All of her items are beautiful, my favorite is the Painted Horse Scarf, thanks for the giveaway!

agordon10 said...

the spun sugar shawl(say that 5 times fast)

Anonymous said...

The Spun Sugar Shawl is so beautiful

neneelynn@yahoo.com

carolsue said...

I can't decide between the Saturday Night Scarf (black) and the Snowdrift scarf (white). I love them both equally!
digicat@sbcglobal.net

dara4025 said...

I ADORE the Sugar Kisses Scarf!!!

cataroo@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Well all of the scarves are unique in some way but I love the Spun Sugar Shawl the best. Truly gorgeous.

adr1001025@msn.com

Bonnie D said...

The Poet Scarf and the Best Friend Scarf are lovely and so unique. I've never seen scarves like those before. I love them!

Rachel said...

There were SO many things I love, but I like the "secret path" lariat, the "best friend" scarf and the "smooth talk" cowl best. Sorry, hard to pick just one!

wiredalive at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I like the Saturday night scarf - they are all so beautiful and fashionable.

M Crosson said...

The Best Friend scarf is actually my favorite, with the Elegantly Wasted cowl running a close second. Her items are all so unique and cute!

ky2here said...

The spun sugar shawl is awesome. Great products.

jenny said...

how cute for that cool i think there all realy nice so for me any one of them will do

jeffreynmichelle said...

I love the Sweetheart Scarf. Hope I win!!! :)

krystal said...

my favorite is the rose tattoo scarf.

krystald88@hotmail.com

dolls123 said...

I like the Saturday Night Scarf.

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com

lace said...

Lost weekend luxury is a beautiful scarf.

Jenn said...

The Spun Sugar Shawl!! Looks toasty warm without being bulking and its beautiful!

jessh1218 said...

Wow! Beautiful stuff! I love the Saturday night scarf!

jessh1218 said...

Beautiful stuff! I love the saturday night scarf!

jessh1218@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

My favorite is the tahoe scarve, I wish I had the talent and patience to knit and crochet these are beautiful

trinlayk said...

All her stuff is great, but I think I like the "Best friends" scarf the best. It reminds me of the blossoms on the black locust trees in my parent's yard. I loved them so much as I was growing up. I'll have to get the folks to save me some seed pods so I can put some of those trees in MY yard. :D

trinlay63@wi.rr.com

Tara said...

Wow- truly beautiful creations! I love the grassland scarf. And the lovers lane lariat. So pretty.
taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Sarah M said...

That's super-cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
tzaddi_sister(at)yahoo(dot)com

Naomi said...

I love the Coffeehouse Cowl! Lovely.

Marissa said...

I like the Kiss Me Scarf, and the Spun Sugar Shawl.. the Swanky Neck Cowl was very pretty and feminine as well...
I sure wouldn't mind winning the Best Friend Scarf, the green and white are very pretty together and it's in the style of Kiss Me that I like.
Thanks!
Marissa :)
md-sweeps (at) hotmail (d0t) com

Bunny said...

I love the Holly GoLightly Luxury Shrug most! But I also like all the other shrugs and cowls! Nice work!!

Cindi Aylor said...

I have to tell you I collect scarves because I have Trgeminal Neuralgia and the wind sets off horrible pain in my face so I definitely fell in love with the scarf collection. I loved the Poet scarf and the snowdrift scarf the best but they were all so cute! So much talent. Thanks for the chance to win.
AylorCD@aol.com

Meredith said...

The Deep Blue Sea Cowl is very chic!

Shawna said...

The sweetheart scarf is adorable!

strawberry3d said...

i liked the saturday night scarf.

Anonymous said...

My fave item is the lily lariat.
I'd love to win this pretty scarf.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shel said...

I love the Sweetheart Scarf...the colors are awesome.

tAnYeTTa said...

please count me in.

i love the saturday night scarf. :)

thank you.

Samantha P said...

i'm seriously in love with the The Nashville Scarf, so unique!

Sylvia P said...

the nashville scarf is really cute~

i love the colors :}

Deborah said...

Today must be my lucky day, because the "Best Friend" scarf is my favorite. I'm also a big admirer of the "As-You-Wish capelet."

KISSaholic4life said...

Spellbound Luxury Cowl is my favorite.

Kari said...

The Lily Lariat took my breath away. Everything is just so beautiful.

trishden said...

I love the scarves with the fringe, the Poet, Best Friend, Saturday Night, Tahoe, or Snowdrift are all wonderful!

daydreamer2 said...

I love the painted horse scarf. Very pretty! :)

Amber said...

Dennise is so talented and I'm really in love with her entire shop. But if I had to pick one favorite, I'd go with the Lily Lariat! Thank you for this wonderful contest!

sweetsue said...

My daughter is a scarf fanatic! I would love to win this for her. My favorite scarf is the Head in the Clouds. It is gorgeous!

sally said...

beautiful craftmanship- i would love to win

M.A. said...

The Sugar Kisses Scarf would be my choice.

vboackle said...

i like the front porch scarf.

jennem said...

My favorite is the Spun Sugar Shawl. I love the color and the delicate weave.

Alice said...

Deep Blue Sea Cowl
looks really comfy :0)

sillelin said...

As-You-Wish Capelet

Heather said...

I LOVE the Front Porch Scarf! All of her work is really beautiful!

Erika Cass Designs said...

Oh yayyy! Thank you so much for featuring one of my favourite ETSY sellers! :o)
I faved her on ETSY a while back and I adore her entire collection so it's a hard choice but I'd have to say my current obsession is the Elegantly Wasted Cowl.

windycindy said...

"Wow!" I can tell she works very hard seven days a week for her shop. It is amazing. The cowls and the shrugs are all beautiful. I went with the "Twist of Fate" cowl. Please enter me in this wonderful giveaway drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amy said...

I love the cottage capelet. aewalls425@hotmail.com

Mary512 said...

I love the rose tattoo scarf. awesome giveaway, thanks! hellomary018 AT yahoo DOT com

dor said...

i enjoyed seeing all the nice products. i like the rose tatoo scarf

porchswinger said...

I love the sangria scarf. The color is gorgeous and it looks so luxe. The beaded flower detail makes it perfect. I hadn't seen her work before and I am loving it.

stomper666 said...

Twist of Fate Cowl

maryjanyne said...

The Spun Sugar Shawl is so beautiful

mousitch said...

Like the nashville scarf!

jennmalan said...

saturday night scarf, love it

dburdenbates said...

It's hard to choose, but I have to go with the "For Dawn's Boys The Best Friend Scarf" because my name is Dawn and I have two boys. :-)

Becky said...

I really like the Tahoe Scarf. Beautiful!

KJ said...

I love the Grassland Scarf! God has really given her a gift for design! Wow! Please include me in the drawing!

Hugs, KJ

Jessilyn82 said...

The Lily Lariat is gorgeous and unique, I can already imagine a thousand ways to wear it. Your store has so many beautiful items!

pierce said...

i love the snowdrift scarf

banquetbabe said...

THE SWEETHEART SCARF IS CUTE

laura said...

Dennice is amazingly creative, I love them all. If I had to choose one, I really liked the sweetheart scarf.

Thank you to both of you for the giveaway!
laurachilton (at) hotmail (dot) com

jmahurin40 said...

Blue Jean Baby Scarf is real nice!TY 4 THE GREAT CONTEST!

DOODLEGIRL said...

I love blue so the "Blue Skies Scarf" appeals to me

Kathleen said...

My favorite is the Spun Sugar Shawl. I have to have one!

bison61 said...

the fringe on the scarf is so pretty - I like the first edition scarf

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

K.Cleaver said...

I like the spun sugar shaw. Looks really cute.

Aimalohi Uduehi said...

I like the red cowl neck with the flower. So cute

jw1966 said...

I like the sweetheart

blueviolet said...

I like the tuxedo scarf

kathy said...

Wow, I never knew such beautiful creations could be made like that. My two favorites are Painted Horse and Zhivago Capelet. Great stuff!
Kathy

seahorses4us said...

They are all beautiful and unique. I really like the Poet Scarf.

quitecontrary1977 said...

If only I could create such masterpieces!!!!! I really like the apaloosa cowl. But there wasn't a single scarf I didn't just drool over!

Lisa said...

The spun sugar shawl is gorgeous, and I love the capelets. Amazing work. I've never seen such beautiful scarves.

jodene said...

I really like the snowdrift scarf - very cool and different.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I love the winding road lariet!!

I added you on prizeatron too!
http://www.prizeatron.com

Erica G said...

I like the Holly GoLightly Luxury Shrug.

egreca [at] hotmail [dot] com

Kerry said...

It's a toss up between the Sweetheart and Grassland. The sweetheart wins by just a smidge. Her work is amazing!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the Sweetheart scarf!!

froggypartyof2@aol.com

Nicole Price said...

I really love the Tahoe Scarf. Enter me too please. I would love to own one.
nicki72182 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Karma by Morgan said...

I LOVE this cowel scarf
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10353652

it is stunning. I love all of Dennice's work. she has got quite a talent and its amazing and awesome that she was mentioned on the martha stewart show.

Anonymous said...

I love the unique designs and ideas. I am a yarn enthusiast and am always looking for new and creative ideas. I love to have someone comment on an item I create. The Best Friend scarf is my favorite.

joannaonthelake said...

I am in love with all of your scarves and shawls! I remember trying to learn to knit and crochet years ago so I realy can appreciate how much time and patience goes into making these treasures! Your work is beautiful and my favorites are the Tahoe Scarf and of course, the Sweethart scarf! The color schemes of both are subdued and natural and go with so many clothing items I have!!

Helen W. said...

Oh, what a lovely scarf!

supermax said...

Snowdrift Scarve is wonderful

redron said...

spun sugar shawl.

Heather said...

I looked through all the scarves and decided that the Painted Horse Scarf is my favorite. I like that it's chunky, versatile and colorful.

Susanne said...

They are all so nice. I think I like the Sandalwood Scarf the best!

carissaad said...

I really like the kiss me scarf.

jaydonco1 said...

The Sweetheart Scarf is my favorite!

Jinxy & Me said...

I love the spun sugar shawl

Miranda said...

I love the sweetheart

intime said...

best freinds scarf

Bethany said...

Oh goodness I hope I'm not too late...I adore Fringe and all her work :)
My fav is definitely the Memory Lane Lariat...

sophiababy2003 said...

They are all beautiful...very hard to choose.

donna444444 said...

The Painted Horse Scarf is pretty.

Tammy said...

the front porch scarf is very nice.

Brown Family said...

What is not too love? She is VERY talented! Wow! I love the painted horse scarf.

Anonymous said...

I love the White Willow Scarf best with the Saturday Night Scarf rearing a close second. I can imagine this in an outfit in my head!

Anonymous said...

I love the White Willow Scarf best with the Saturday Night Scarf rearing a close second. I can imagine this in an outfit in my head!

littlelatina
edq143 at yahoo dot com

Kathryn said...

I absolutely love the Tuxedo Scarf. All of these creations are amazing. What talent! Thanks for featuring this. I've added Dennice's shop to my favorites.

Brooke said...

I LOVE the Holly Go Lightly Luxury Shrug!!

purango said...

My favorite is The Magnolia Scarf. garrettsambo@aol.com

Sue Farrell said...

I really like the Lover's Lane Lariat. It just seem cute and different--I think it would make me feel young again wearing it.

Jessie R. said...

I love the tuxedo scarf, front porch scarf, and the head in the clouds! Soo pretty!

Ninacu said...

My favorite is also the Sweetheart scarf....thanks!

artmarcia said...

Love the colors and textures in the Nashville scarf!

sharon said...

The spun sugar shawl is breathtaking!

Haffner Home said...

I would love to own the Spun Sugar Shawl!!!! I LOVE pink!! Absolutley beautiful pieces!!!Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...tough to choose,
top two are front porch scarf and spun sugar...
very lovely creations

Sherri
beachcombermom2004 (at) yahoo (dot) com

bndraldy said...

Denice is certainly talented! I’m glad I stopped by! I really like the Saturday Night Scarf, but the Lily Lariat is is wonderful too! They are both so beautiful and would go with so many different outfits! If I have to pick just one, it would be the Lily Lariat. It is feminine,beautiful, it is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for offering this wonderful and very useful giveaway.

Shannon said...

I really like the First Edition scarf. It would look great with my winter coat!!

Anonymous said...

I checked out the "Fringe" site, and I found the Day Dream Scarf. That is absolutely beautiful, althought the Best Friends one is a very close second choice. I think you should pick me so I don't have to raid my piggy bank to get the Daydream one! And since my husband is watching me type this, consider this a hint...my birthday is coming soon!

sasquatch1bmf[at]gmail[dot]com

girlof80s said...

My favorite design is the Smooth Talk Cowl. I love the colors of it and it is absolutely gorgeous. I think this is a great giveaway and really hope I win. Thanks.

girlof80s@aol.com

Danielle said...

Love the Kiss Me Scarf!
dansan826 at yahoo

shakerbaby said...

The Spun Sugar Shawl is really pretty! Nice web site with really pretty things!

Terri said...

i love the Saturday Night Scarf

Swtlilchick said...

I love all of these scarves,very
nice craft she has.I was impressed
with the Red Rock Neck Cozy.Please
enter me and thanks

JOYVEN said...

I like the sweetheart scarf

Suzanne said...

I love the Spun Sugar Shawl!