Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Feature No. 27 -- Featuring Red Ruby Rose

Well, it's Friday again, and I'm posting late. I've got both of my boys sick now, and the teen even stayed home from school, even though he didn't want to. I am really hoping hubby and I don't get this cold! I really don't want it!

Have you seen what we're giving away? It's in the post just below this one...so be sure to scroll down. I'm sure you'll really like it! It's my way of saying "Thanks" to all of my great readers, sponsors, and the people I've featured who have been so wonderfully generous with their giveaways.

Speaking of features and giveaways, today we are featuring Rowena of "Red Ruby Rose", all the way from Bristol, UK! I featured Rowena's clutch purses several weeks back, in our Etsy Mini featured favorites. She was so thrilled that she wanted to be included in a Friday Feature, and wanted to do a giveaway.


Let's get to know a little more about Rowena...

TDB: At what age did you start sewing, and who taught you?
Rowena: My grandma and mum taught me how to sew but I was never any good at it. It must have lurked in the genes and blossomed in my 30's!

TDB: What's the story behind your Etsy shop name, Red Ruby Rose?
Rowena: An instant decision on signing up to Etsy - I wanted Ruby Rose but it had been taken so I added the red!

TDB: According to your shop profile, you have some other hidden talents...what are they?Rowena: Well.... I'm an illustrator and I front a rather fine indie-pop band called Santa Dog. (http://www.santa-dog.co.uk/)

TDB: What new projects are you currently working on?
Rowena: I've just launched my new range of clutches with my own fabric designs - I studied printed textiles for my degree at Edinburgh School of Art so it's lovely to come back to it.



TDB: What are your business goals for the coming year?
Rowena: Business goals? I'm afraid I don't think like that. I muddle along from week to week and never make long term plans.

TDB: Does your businesses make a living for you?
Rowena: Absolutely. I've always been of the mindset that my creative work is a lifestyle that has to sustain me - I could never work a 9-5, I'd be a square peg in a round hole.... completely unemployable.



TDB: Please share 3 random things about you, and don't be afraid to let us know any deep, dark secrets. :-)
Rowena: 3 random things,,, errrr...... I'm not a true blonde..... I'm a chocoholic...... and I adore tequila :)



Thanks for sharing your very interesting life with us Rowena. Now, for the giveaway. Rowena is giving away a $75 gift certificate for her shop!!! PLUS free worldwide shipping.

To enter: Please visit "Red Ruby Rose" and then come back here and comment about your favorite item in Rowena's shop. Your comment must have a valid email address attached to it somewhere...either in your blogger account or in the comment.

For one extra entry, you can blog about this giveaway, and leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 2nd at Midnight PST. Giveaway is open worldwide.

Have a great weekend!

Angie

158 comments:

Tracy said...

I think everyone in the entire universe knows I collect all things butterfly and dragonfly, so my choice is definitely - Beautiful Butterfly - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag - it is beautiful and I could already see the chic outfit to wear with it for a night out on the town!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Butterfly - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag or the peony- very nice color and design selection

strawberry3d said...

OH MY GOODNESS IF I WERE RICH I WOULD PURCHASE EVERY SINGLE ONE BUT I LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER HAS THAT SAME BUTTERFLY TATTOO ON HER BACK.

Dumaurier said...

These bags are amazing! I had a really hard time deciding but the Peony silk-lined clutch bag is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Italian poppy and bud - silk-lined clutch bag.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

My favorite would have to be the Blueprint - silk-lined clutch bag, I just love the color!

kiss_of_blue[at]hellokitty.com

mar said...

The silk peacocks feathers luxury clutch purse is so fine!

Bunny B said...

They're absolutely gorgeous! I love the Gold silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag! Thank you!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Sharon said...

LOVE the Italian and Poppy Bud clutch!!!!
THANKS
fenway07@msn.com

bluenude3 said...

My favorite would have to be the Fiery poppy silk-lined clutch bag. It is really striking!

cdziuba said...

I like the Tree rings - silk-lined clutch bag. cdziuba@aol.com

kristilb19 said...

Yellow seedheads silk-lined clutch bag is gorgeous! I'd lovvve to win this

kristilb19@Yahoo.com

KLM39 said...

Oooh I love the Fiery Poppy Silk and the Beautiful Butterfly.

denyse said...

The Peony silk-lined clutch bag is my favorite!

carol said...

I really like the Aubergine Honesty clutch. They are all really beautiful though.

getpalmd said...

Podburst silk-lined clutch purse with chunky chain handle!

sweetsue said...

Oh, these are all so lovely! My favorite is the Teal peacock-I am a peacock collector, and have never seen one on a bag-gorgeous!

toughturtles said...

Teal peacock - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag

Lori said...

I love the seedheads silk lined clutch, but they are all beautiful.

amyinkamloops said...

Bluebird and dove - silk lined clutch bag is so beautiful. I almost want to touch it. I also like the Teal peacock - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag.

Great blog and website review.

Amy

amy in kamloops @ gmail. com

mverno said...

love the Beautiful Butterfly - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag

Becca Ann said...

I love the silk peacock feathers.
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

Mar said...

I love the Italian poppy and bud silk-lined clutch bag. The shape of these clutches and the clasps remind me of my grandmother, so nastalgic.

sue14625 said...

wow i love vintage innspired things and the PEACOCK CLUTCH is just amazing

elaine said...

Lovely bags! Difficult decision but I do especially like the Ferns and Fronds Bag.
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Steph said...

My favorite was the Teal peacock clutch,

Anna said...

I LOVE the Peony silk lined clutch bag. That is just beautiful. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Sonya said...

I like the beautiful butterfly. Thanks for the chance.

llinda29 said...

Lovely bags

Tina12312 said...

They're all so gorgeous, I had a hard time picking one but I picked Aubergine Honesty silk-lined clutch bag. Just love it! Thank you so much!

RE said...

The peacock clutch is beautiful! Thanks!

DEY said...

Love the marble green silk. Great giveaway, thanks!
deyates66@gmail.com

pugsley085 said...

I love these clutches. Each so original and great themes. I love the Teal peacock - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag.
mtonyx@aol.com

elizabeth p said...

I love the Italian Poppy on the first page. Beautiful, simple and elegant.

I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

dwhogan said...

Peony silk lined clutch bag

caseydeuce said...

I'm so loving the bluebird and dove clutch! Its gorgeous, but everything is!

Sunnyvale said...

I like the poppy clutch

janehixon said...

the Rosa Blue silk-lined clutch is my favorite......but I had such a hard time deciding.......all are wonderful!

Vicky H. said...

It was a tie, but I have to say that I like the Ferns and Fronds design the best. Very classy looking and cute~


lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

kdkdkd said...

I like the Peacock palace - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag the best

Ken said...

My sister would love the Wood for the trees silk-lined clutch purse. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Colengal said...

What charming clutches.. my favorite is the Rosa blue silk-lined clutch bag

Shel said...

Great clutches! I'd love to be the proud owner of the Yellow seedheads silk-lined clutch bag

Taty said...

I love so may of the designs, but Peacock Palace is soooo beautiful! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I like the yellow seed heads purse.
cardeb2@verizon.net

Princess Golden Hair said...

My favorite would have to be the Blueprint silk-lined clutch bag!!!! AMAZING Just AMAZING

Annie said...

WOW, these bags are just fricken amazing and so gorgeous! Its so hard to pick just one! I love peacock and the butterfly, but my favourite is the Bluebird and dove - silk lined clutch bag!!!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Sharon Harmon said...

The Sparkle Pod Ruby Rose Original silk-lined clutch bag caught my eye immediately!! It's like a celestial burst of stars on startling blue!!! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

samsakara said...

I love the Beautiful Butterfly clutch! There is also more that I feel in love with such as the Fern silk-lined clutch bag.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

miriama said...

The sparkle pod caught my eye but there were many more I liked.

Erica C. said...

the wood for the trees purse fits perfectly with my taste! thanks :)

Karen said...

I like the sparkle pod :)

Terri Fisher said...

Definitely like the Beautiful Butterfly design...and it's an original--how cool!

tfisher83 AT myexcel DOT com

mogrill said...

The Peony silk-lined clutch bag is georgous!!!

Cjnedrow said...

I love the Circular Slinky - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag!!
cjnedrow@gmail.com

dolls123 said...

Peacock palace - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Sweet Irie said...

Oh my goodness, where do I begin??? I adore everything in her shop! So much so that I include one of her clutches in every single treasury I have ever done! Oh how I would LOVE LOVE LOVE that gift certificate!!!

Can I say my favorites from her sold items? I love all her Peony clutches; to die for! My favorite is the purple peony! GORGEOUS!!!

Thanks,
Michele
shellmonster@hotmail.com
www.sweetirie.etsy.com

hazel said...

The Gold silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag is gorgeous!
mitanari@ yahoo.com

danosor said...

I like the Italian and Poppy Bud clutch.

trishden said...

They are all so beautiful it is hard to choose, I like the Ferns and fronds. Thanks!

Nancy said...

They are all so beautiful. I think I'd like the Ferns and Fronds clutch.

herblady said...

I would choose the Marbled green silk-lined clutch bag. It would go with so many colors and much of my wardrobe is in those colors. Thank you for the chance to win!

monky said...

I like the Ferns and Fronds! :)

:) Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

Sena said...

I love the Gold silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag! Thank you!


sena.sagani[at]gmail.com

Jenn S. said...

I really like the Italian poppy and bud - silk-lined clutch bag.

SeahorseLady said...

These bags are beautiful! My favorite is the Circular Slinky. I even have the perfect evening outfit to wear with it.
Thank you for the great giveaway.

sandyy456 said...

These are amazing! It was hard to pick a favorite, but I'll go with the Italian Poppy. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15640379

Lena said...

The Podburst silk-lined clutch purse with chunky chain handle is my fave. All these are so unique and classy. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. I really love the Peacock palace clutch.

sweepmom@comcast.net

Bonnie in FL said...

WOW what beautiful clutches This was a very hard decision to pick out just one as they are all fabulous but I pick the Beautiful BUtterfly clutch

Bonnie in FL
blday50@gmail.com

littlelatina said...

I really like the blue print design

M.A. said...

I like the Teal Peacock - silk-lined clutch bag.

kygirl said...

Twig and blossom - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag is my favorite, they are all very pretty.

agordon10 said...

Love the Aubergine Honesty clutch

tarahsrecipes said...

Wow - I really like most of them - but I think I would get the most use out of "Moonlight wood silk-lined clutch bag" - although I would love any of them!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Kirby McCauley said...

The Silk Peacock Feathers Luxury Clutch is so beautiful. An absolute must have!

paula h said...

I love the Fern silk-lined clutch bag.

vboackle said...

i like the seedheads silk lined clutch.

Gumdrop*Shop said...

This was hard- I love bags!!! My fav was the Moonlight wood silk-lined clutch bag.

Great Interview!

Anonymous said...

I like the "Aubergine Honesty clutch"

loststitch@gmail.com

krboothe said...

I love the Peony silk-lined clutch bag...beautiful colors!

Katherine
krboothe@bellsouth.net

Kari said...

These are fabulous! I love the Teal peacock

Mandy said...

How do you choose just one? Since I wear so much black and white I'm going to choose the Moonlight wood silk-lined clutch bag. The peacock bag was just as stunning.
homewithmandy(at)gmail(dot)com

Mandy said...

This was such a great giveaway I had to share the good news with my blog readers!

www.homewithmandy.blogspot.com

Jeanette J said...

I love the Peacock one..very striking

heppy3 said...

I love the Twig and blossom clutch. They are all so pretty. a work of art all by themselves.

Mary said...

I changed my mind several times - they are all gorgeous. Guess I'll pick Peacock Palace

ssomerville said...

Well, it was awfully hard to pick one favourite as they are all sooo beautiful! I would have to go with beautiful butterfly.

joannaonthelake said...

What a terrific shop! My favorite item from Rowena's Etsy Shop is the Peacock palace - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag. I absolutely adore peacock's and the fact that she creates these stunning clutches and many of which have peacock designs is so appealing to me! I would love to own one of these gorgeous clutches!
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

Angela said...

Really beautiful! My favorite is silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag.

Anonymous said...

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Millie said...

Twig and blossom clutch would be my pick! Thank you for the chance to win such a great gift!

sherri419 said...

Such talent!!! My favorite is the Peony and lily-of-the-valley silk-lined clutch bag. It is beautiful!!!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

Ardy22 said...

The ubergine Honesty clutch is really cute

Weird Vision said...

Sparkle pod is my favorite... but it was hard to choose one. :)

David Johnson said...

The Wood for the trees silk-lined clutch purse is beautiful. Thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

blueviolet said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I love the Gold silk peacock feathers design but there are at least a dozen that I love!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Erma said...

My favorite is the Italian poppy and bud - silk-lined clutch bag.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

justicecw said...

I LOVE the Seedheads silk lined clutch...beautiful. thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

Kasey P said...

So many beautiful ones to choose from. I do like The Gold silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag I think the best.
beausdorei(at)gmail.com

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Mossy Rose silk-lined clutch bag!

sue s said...

Wood for the trees!

Stanza Rae said...

I love the Twigs and Blossoms but I would probably choose the Beautiful Butterfly for my daughter who adores red.

thank you.

Sarah said...

Wow! I am going to a wedding this weekend and wish I was taking the silk peacock feather clutch with me! What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks to both Angie & Rowena for making it possible.

sarah [at] thesweetunfolding [dot] com

Sarah said...

I posted about this giveaway on my blog, too! Thanks!

http://thesweetunfolding.com/blog/?p=18

Jen said...

I love 'Wood for the Trees'! Just beautiful! What a generous giveaway! Thanks you!
-10oneworld on etsy
sedonajen@msn.com

djolsen said...

Without a doubt the pretiest bags I have seen ever!
I love the Italian Poppy with the teal lining. I would choose that.

Helen said...

My favorite is the Gold silk peacock feathers.

Kelli said...

Ferns and fronds is my favorite. I love nature-inspired stuff especially in fall colors.

Great bags!

kellifrobinson2@gmail.com

yellowlabs said...

I like the Umbellifer luxury silk-lined clutch bag

KPP said...

I love the Seedheads silk-lined clutch bag!

Vivien said...

Oh those purses are gorgeous! My favorite is the coral poppy purse.

puffpastryshop (at) gmail (dot) com

azrosebud said...

I absolutely adore this:

Sparkle pod - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag

thanks so much for letting me see such beautiful artwork

Jaime C. said...

I love the Aubergine Honesty clutch.

Sweet Irie said...

I blogged about this giveaway here: http://sweetirieoriginals.blogspot.com/2008/10/splendid-giveaway-at-downtown-boutique.html

Michele Bingham
shellmonster@hotmail.com

Livy said...

What an amazing contest! I'd love to be entered.

-Livy
naturalhistorie@gmail.com

crystal said...

These are really pretty. Ithink that the Sparkle pod is so pretty and striking colors.

cyclona66@aol.com

Kristi said...

These are all so gorgeous! My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15755443 The Passionflower Silk Clutch.

We have passionflowers that grow in our back yard. I love them. :)
Thanks for the contest.
skullaria at gmail dot com

intime said...

Peony silk lined clutch bag-love it
intime@myself.com

T. said...

I think that the Sparkle pod is so pretty.

Roseann K. said...

I like the Teal Peacock! Thanks for the contest!

Smooshy said...

i like peacock palace

Dolores Q. said...

Marbled green silk-lined clutch bag is my favorite. Although there are quite a few I like.

arvard said...

I would pick the Blueprint - silk-lined clutch bag.

madangle said...

the silk peacocks feathers luxury clutch is my favorite

abbygirl said...

Peacock feathers - that is my favorite color - OR the black/white - so smart and trendy. Oh - wow, they are all so beautiful!

dhunt said...

Really beautiful! My favorite is silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag.

Deb said...

Wow! You are truly a gifted fabric artist. I LOVE the Arts and Crafts silk-lined clutch bag. Pick me for the contest and just send me that. :)

Anonymous said...

Gold silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag
angela k tisaynababae@yahho.con

pamelarm said...

These are all really beautiful clutches! But my favorite is the gold silk peacock feathers clutch.

Marilyn said...

I love the beautiful butterfly, although they are all so pretty.

Lisa said...

I like the Sparkle pod - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag. angel_2417@yahoo.com

mgster said...

Wow...that brown "ferns and fronds" clutch is simply amazing!

MageMorgana said...

I love the Wood For The Trees design ;)

ladyblue1112000[at]yahoo.com

Erica G said...

I like the Peacock palace pocket book!

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

bfox74 said...

It was a hard decision, but I think I like the Sparkle pod - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag, best.

Teresa said...

It's so hard to decide a favorite one! They are all so beautiful. If I really have to choose, I will pick Cross stitch petal silk-lined clutch bag. It's simple but elegant! Thanks for the giveaway ;D!

Teresa

clee0718[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Sparkle pod - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag is so cute
I wish to win
my email is sula_nsb@hotmail.com

Heather said...

The bags are just beautiful, my favorite is the Twig and blossom!

Mamacita (that's what they call me!) said...

Loving the marbled green silk lined clutch bag!

missdenise said...

I like the Ferns and fronds - silk-lined clutch bag.

bndraldy said...

My favorite is the silk peacock feathers luxury clutch bag. Thanks so much for an opportunity to win.

Dixie said...

I love love LOVE!!! the Peacock Palace clutch. Gosh it is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside.

purango said...

The Gold silk peacock feathers-luxury clutch bag is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Aisling said...

There are lots of lovely choices; I believe my favorite is the blue Sparkle Pod.

masonsgranny59 said...

nice! I heart the http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15575227!

aumissal said...

Moonlight wood silk-lined clutch bag

donna444444 said...

I like the Sparkle pod - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag

Samantha P said...

i really love the Circular Slinky - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag! so cute!

Becky said...

I LOVE the silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag. So stunning! If I don't win it it will go on my list to Santa/hubby.

Thanks for the contest.

memetu said...

Peacock palace is my favorite clutch bag. I once keep peacocks as pets.

Heather said...

Sparkle pod is pretty cool.

Gianna said...

I love the Sparkle pod - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag :)

ldrnc2000 said...

The silk peacock feathers - luxury clutch bag is cool! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I like the Circular Slinky purse the best. They are all very nice but there were no unicorns.
Kathy
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

lilyk said...

I love the Italian poppy and bud - silk-lined clutch bag!

Crystal Adkins said...

The silk peacock clutch is so pretty! I would love a chance to win!! Thanks,
Crystal
crystaladkins722@gmail.com

mrs.padmasari said...

I like Arts&Crafts Silk Linen Clutch Bag !