Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Feature No. 39 -- Featuring Very KIKI


Today's Friday Feature is all about the kiddos....and cool things for kids! We are featuring Kristen from "Very KIKI" on Etsy.com. Kristen has a shop that makes you wish you had little munchkins, if you don't. Her children's clothing line is so fun and very cool!

Without further ado, let's hear more about Kristen and her shop:

TDB: When did you first start making kid’s clothing, and why?
Kristen: I started making kid’s clothing a little over a year ago. I began by making gifts for family members. One day I put a few items on Etsy to see how they would sell and people seemed to like what I was making so it really just took off from there.


TDB: What inspires you to create?
Kristen: It changes all the time. Sometimes random ideas pop into my head. Other times I’ll come across a fabric I’ve never seen before and I can’t stop thinking about it until I make something with it.

TDB: When you’re not creating, what are you doing?
Kristen: I’m a Middle School Social Studies teacher by day and I run my Etsy shop evenings and weekends. If I have any free time I usually spend it with friends and family. I also can usually be found watching baseball, reading sewing books, drinking coffee, and walking my dog.


TDB: If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Kristen: 1. Good health for my family and friends.
2. For veryKIKI to turn into a full time business.
3. To be able to eat all the cake I want without gaining weight!


TDB: To what do you think you can attribute your Etsy success? (Besides of course, your gorgeous products!)
Kristen: I think that I’m offering a quality product at a reasonable price. Also, pictures are key. People can’t hold your product in their hands so you have to represent it as clearly as possible in your pictures. I find that my pictures come out best when I take them near a sunny window.

TDB: What are three random things about you that people might not know.
Kristen: 1. I like hard-boiled eggs in my salad.
2. I love getting up early in the morning.
3. I am obsessed with ironing every article of clothing that I have.

TDB: What is your best-selling item?
Kristen: The owl and the necktie are definitely the most popular.


Now for the fun part. Kristen has generously offered to give away any one item from her shop! If you want to enter to win, here's what you need to do:

1. Go visit "Very KIKI", then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item from Kristen's shop. Please make sure you leave a VALID email address with your comment.

2. Earn an extra entry by Twittering about the giveaway. Please Twitter to @dwntownboutique. Come back here and leave a separate comment about your Twitter.

3. Earn another extra entry by blogging about the giveaway. Please leave a separate comment with the link to your blog post.

This giveaway is open worldwide. Deadline to enter is Thursday, May 14th at 11:59 PST. We will announce the winner at some point on Friday the 15th. Don't forget to leave that email address!!!

Have a great weekend, and Happy Mothers' Day to all you wonderful, wonderful moms out there!

Angie

91 comments:

Carolsue said...

Am I really first? I like the Long Sleeve Heather Gray Onesie with Block Printed Black Skulls - size 6-12 months
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Carolsue said...

I blogged about this
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
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1CardCreator said...

Wow, I found your link on the Etsy Greeting listserv. What a wonderful and interesting blog. I love your layout and you have such a nice variety of articles. Great blog!

Stelie Designs said...

It's impossible to pick one favorite. I love them all but here's a shot, these are my most favorite, the ones with,
airplane, guitar, whale, necktie, and owl. But I also love the flower, zebra....

I would love to win but I will also be purchasing for my upcoming boy/girl twins due in early July.

Stelie Designs said...

I blogged about this give away.
http://steliedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/05/baby-onesie-give-away.html

Shannon said...

I like the navy blue onesie with the orange polka dot whale.

ferriz said...

I love the Short Sleeve Baby Onesie with Gray Owl applique I just wish it was a size or two smaller!


ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather M said...

Love the Short Sleeve Brown Onesie with a Pink and Green Flower Applique But I want it in a 2T t-shirt!! Thanks

hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24199164 is my favorite

jennifer57 said...

My favorite item is the Short Sleeve Navy Blue Onesie with a Polka Dot Whale Applique

Stephanie said...

like the car one
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Missesprincess said...

LOVE the Cute Baby Onesie with Brown Owl applique ~ for size 0-3 months...super cute!

elaine said...

I adore the Brown Owl Baby Onesie-so sweet!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Roxanne said...

They are all so cute but my favorite was the whale.

nms147 said...

I love the gray owl onesie, so adorable
nms147 at hotmail.com

Wehaf said...

I love the Short Sleeve Bright Yellow Onesie with a Zebra Applique!

urchiken at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

i love the Cute Baby Onesie with Brown Owl applique - size 0-3 months - infant onesies
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Chelsey said...

I like the guitar or plane tee! Suepr cute! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Cherry Blossoms said...

My favorite is the pink and green short sleeves birdy. So adorable!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail dot com

Cherry Blossoms said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/CherryBlossBaby/status/1780924679

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail dot com

Misusedinnocence said...

The Short Sleeve Onesie with a Green and Blue Polka Dot Bunny Applique - size 6-12 months -- SO CUTE!! =)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Rachel said...

I like the onesie with tie applique in orange and blue in size 12-18 months. Cute!

freakfaceone@yahoo.com

JJ said...

I love the Short Sleeve Olive Green Onesie with an Orange Polka Dot Whale Applique in size 6-12 months but I also love it on the blue onesie!

KelliAnn Christensen said...

I like the Short Sleeve Infant Onesie with Chick applique - size 0-3 months.
kb3388@hotmail.com

Mia said...

Short Sleeve Infant Onesie with Chick applique - size 0-3 months -so cute!!!

janil said...

My favourite are the ones with a necktie but in T2... I also love Sale Size 2T Girls Navy Blue Long Sleeve T-Shirt with a Silver Screen Printed Bunny.

Thanks!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Darlene said...

Wow! This stuff is really cute. I like it all but I guess my favorite for my new little grandnephew would be Size 12-18 months - Short Sleeve Navy Blue Onesie with a Blue Striped Necktie Applique. He'd have to grow into it a little bit as he is only 1 month old now.

clc408 said...

I like the Short Sleeve Baby Onesie with Gray Owl applique - size 12-18 months. Thanks for the chance.

pawsalmighty said...

I love the grasshopper 2t shirt! I have b/g twins and they would be cute in those, they are at the stage where they like bugs.
pawsalmighty@gmail.com

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the Short Sleeve Baby Onesie with a Green Turtle applique!

jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

Kia said...

aww i like the Baby Bird onesie!!!

kiadanielle2000@yahoo.com

lil miss' mama said...

I like the Short Sleeve Baby Bird Onesie from the Spring Baby Onesies collection!

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I really like the Long Sleeve Chocolate Brown Onesie with an Olive Striped Necktie Applique - size 12-18 months. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Jeni said...

I like the Short Sleeve Baby Onesie with Striped Airplane Applique - size 3-6 months - blue stripes

grndbaygal said...

i like the Short Sleeve Navy Blue Onesie with a Polka Dot Whale Applique - size 12-18 months.

Anonymous said...

I would choose the Size 2T - Green Long Sleeve T-Shirt with a Navy Blue Grasshopper - screenprinted.
Thank you. msurosey@yahoo.com

Celeste said...

I actually really like the shirt that she has in her shop reserved for "yadlosky"

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Heather said...

I adore the Short Sleeve Baby Bird Onesie - size 12-18 months - Spring Baby Onesies!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

paula h said...

I like the Size 2T - Green Long Sleeve T-Shirt with a Navy Blue Grasshopper.

vboackle said...

i like the Short Sleeve Bright Yellow Onesie with a Zebra Applique.

Rob and Jordan love their baby girl Harper Elizabeth said...

i love the brown onsie with pink and green aplique size 6 to 12 months

MELNAIE said...

I hope Im not too late!
I like the Green Long Sleeve T-Shirt with a Navy Blue Grasshopper, in size 2T.






clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

mogrill said...

The baby bird onesie is adorable. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

ktanjatk said...

I like Short Sleeve Baby Bird Onesie - size 12-18 months

ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

georgie c said...

Short Sleeve Baby Onesie with Pumpkin applique - size 3-6 months.

electricisland(at)gmail.com

georgie c said...

Tweet!! http://twitter.com/electricisland/status/1787230889

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georgie c said...

I Blogged ... http://electriccislandd.blogspot.com/2009/05/very-kiki-giveaway-baby-onesies-and.html

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Maria Watkins said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Pink and Green flower Applique on a brown onesie 12-18 months. Too Cute!

maria_watkins9699(at)yahoo.com

Meninheira said...

I love Chocolate Brown Onesie with an Olive Striped Necktie Applique in T18months and the one with with Gray Owl applique, it's sooo cute :)

meninheira AT gmail DOT com

Pam said...

I can't decide between the ice cream cone or the pink guitar...probably the pink guitar for my little rockstar!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Naomi said...

I'll have the whole thanks!

Ok, just one?!

Short Sleeve Baby Bird Onesie - size 12-18 months - Spring Baby Onesies

Adorable!

Michelle said...

I really love the brown shirt with the pink flower applique! Thanks for the chance to win.
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Angie said...

Love the short Sleeve Navy Blue Onesie with a Blue Striped Necktie Applique - too cute!

AmandaSue said...

Short Sleeve Brown Onesie with a Pink and Green Flower Applique - size 6-12 months is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the chance.

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Jennai said...

The Long Sleeve Heather Gray Onesie with Block Printed Black Skulls is SOOO cute! I'd love it in a 6-12 mos. size. for my little guy
HobartsMama AT aol.com

crystalf said...

I like the Short Sleeve Brown Onesie with a Pink and Green Flower Applique but would love to have it in a size 5t or 6. Thank you!!

mom2anutball said...

I like the Short Sleeve Chocolate Brown Onesie with an Olive Striped Necktie Applique - size 12-18 months! Thankd for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

masonsgranny59 said...

Short Sleeve Sky Blue Onesie with a Striped Car Applique - size 3-6 months - Olive Stripes

simone/ thebubbledies said...

My fav is the Short Sleeve Baby Onesie - Striped Necktie Applique - size 12-18 months - Gray/Lime Stripes. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

simone/ thebubbledies said...

http://twitter.com/bluenude3/status/1796711674 I tweeted! @bluenude3 Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

dvice said...

My favorite is Long Sleeve Navy Blue Onesie with a Red Polka Dot Airplane Applique - size 12-18 months

Me said...

I love the tortoise!

quelleheure4 said...

I love the onesie with the gray owl applique!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

I tweeted it! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1798824112

Liz said...

There are several shirts I love, but I would have to pick the Size 3-6 months - Short Sleeve Navy Blue Onesie with a Blue Striped Necktie Applique. My son is going to a wedding with us in July and I'd love for him to wear this!

Kelly F said...

I absolutely love the Long Sleeve Chocolate Brown Onesie with an Olive Striped Necktie Applique - size 12-18 months. That little tie is just too cute!


wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen M said...

I like the Short Sleeve Brown Onesie with a Pink and Green Flower Applique - size 6-12 months -- very cute!!

stashing jen @ gmail.com

Kelly F said...

I twittered!
username: wordsmoveme

wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com

kathy pease said...

i love the Short Sleeve Brown Onesie with a Pink and Green Flower Applique - size 6-12

Aisling said...

The Short Sleeve Onesie with Pink Guitar Applique in size 6-12 months is my favorite.

bndraldy said...

My favorite is the Infant Onesie with Chick applique - size 6-12 months. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

lezanac said...

I love the Short Sleeve Brown Onesie with a Pink and Green Flower Applique - size 6-12 months lezanac@yahoo.com

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the size 12-18 months - Short Sleeve Baby Onesie with a Green Turtle applique

Tracy said...

orange and blue necktie ss onsie in 12-18 months, so cute!!!

Gianna said...

I love the Infant Onesie with Chick applique - size 6-12 months :)

liliesrnice said...

I like the brown onesie with a pink green flower applique size 0-3 months.

Advice Quotes said...

Its difficult to select best one because all are beautiful but brown ones is like most.

Donna said...

I like the Short Sleeve Navy Blue Onesie with a Polka Dot Whale Applique.
donna444444@yahoo.com

*Heather* said...

I like the Short Sleeve Onesie - Pink Guitar Applique - size 6-12 months and the Short Sleeve Baby Bird Onesie - size 6-12 months - pink and green!

lilyk said...

I love the Brown Owl Baby Onesie!

balanced. said...

I love the Short Sleeve Navy Blue Onesie with an Orange Polka Dot Whale Applique. The colours you chose are super cute!

missknits said...

omgosh! so much cuteness! i just love the necktie ones! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24041979 soo cute!

mel_sunrise@yahoo.com

Kristen from veryKIKI said...

Thanks for entering, everyone!

Kyndra said...

I love the 3-6 month yellow onesie with Black Bird applique!

themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

Shanda said...

My favorite is the Red Polka Dot Airplane on a Blue onesie! My husband is a pilot so this would be perfect when we have a son!
shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

karaannisjewelry said...

I think all the items are great! I love the onsies with the cars and planes, but the Short Sleeve Brown Onesie with a Pink and Green Flower Applique is the cutest!

Fun contest! Thanks!

kara(dot)annis(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

I like the zebra dress in a 4T for my little girl. I loved so many of the designs but most of it is too small for my kids. They wear 18 months and 4T.

pampermeplease.etsy@gmail.com

birthday gift said...

here all the things are great n usefull...

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Eid Sms said...

I like zebra dress most of all bescause it looks grace full.