It’s Rae’s new shop! It’s a giveaway!

OK, so I was thinking this would get posted earlier, but I ended up at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing (what a neat place — Michiganders go check it out!) for the day with a dear friend and her beautiful little girl and there went the day. You know how it goes…

But Hey Look…it’s my new Etsy Shop!

(click image above to go see the store)

I finally got sucked in too. For awhile I’ve wanted a way to be able to sell the odds and ends I’ve been making that seems to just pile up in my sewing room. Those of you regular readers will recognize things I’ve made over the last few months that had nowhere to go. The logo started with this design. And how fun is it to putz around with design software (I have zero training in that department so you have no idea how long it takes me to make a logo even that simple) and make stickers? So fun! Banner ads! Avatars! Starting a shop up was way more work than I initially thought, but it’s fun! I hope you will take a look around and maybe see something you want to buy or make for yourself. Or maybe you’ll be inspired to start a shop of your own!


I’m all about bright colors, trying to be friendly to the earth, and inspiring craftiness. So I’m giving away this mod clothespin holder to celebrate my shop opening:

It’s made of Michael Miller cotton laminate so it’s water-resistant. The edges are trimmed with bias tape and there’s a snap loop for easy hanging. Measures about 12″ tall, shown with a 3″ pin for size reference. I’ll put a few extras in the shop next week just in case you don’t win and you absolutely must have one.

Do either (just one per person please) of the following to be entered to win:

Option A: Go to my etsy shop and click on “contact happygiraffe” and send me a message (ideas: send a link to your shop so I can take a look, comment on the shop, make a suggestion for what you’d like to see there, find a type-o). Please provide your first name so I can announce you as a winner properly.
Option B: Just comment on this post. Include your first name and email address on the comment form so I can reach you if you win.

Friends and family may enter…just remember, the random-name-picking baby plays no favorites (sorry, grandma).

Deadline for entry: Wednesday, September 10th, 9 pm EST. Thanks for looking!

33 thoughts on “It’s Rae’s new shop! It’s a giveaway!

  1. Congratulations on your new shop. I love the giraffe on the logo. I can’t wait to see the new things that you add. Good luck!

  2. Congratulations! I love Etsy, but so far I’m not prolific enough. The baby items are great, but I wouldn’t mind seeing some of your fancy tops in there too. Sizing might be a little complicated.

  3. Very nice! I wish you well! I “favorited” you – my shop is “Treasures by Tammy”. I only have a few things in there right now (9 weeks and counting of morning sickness is not conducive to a well-stocked Etsy shop!

  4. Fun Fun! Congrats on the etsy shop. I like your logo too. You did great for not having much experience in design software. I wish you lived closer to us…I’d love to work on projects with you.

  5. Good luck with your new shop. Do I get more than one chance to win if I comment more than once? Hmmm very tempting.

  6. Congrats on your new super cute shop! It’s hard not to buy up everything for the little one we have coming in February…but then I remembered I am trying to use up my own fabric stuff on new baby projects! πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see what else you add to the shop!

  7. Love your new shop. And your items are affordable. My babies are 11 and 15. I’ll have to check things out again before the next baby shower.

  8. You did so well with your shop–love the adorable logo, love the DETAILED description of each product (especially the bag) and the creativity of the projects! Your shop is small, but one can see that you care about the details! I know it takes alot of time to make the items, photograph them well and get it all formatted for your site (and keep up with children)–if you can give ALL your items creative names like the toddler pants, that will make your shop even more memorable! Best wishes on your adventure in Etsy! I can’t even hope to open one till the kids are much older and homeschooling is well under my belt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Let’s try to comment again…Love the stuff you make–would love to be the lucky recipient! Can’t wait to check out the shop!

  10. i love your clothespin hanger. i just moved to a place with a clothesline and this has been on my list of things to make.

    congrats on opening your etsy shop! good luck!

  11. Great work! I enjoy looking at your blog and all of the stuff you make whether it’s from a pattern, slightly altered from a pattern, or completely your own

  12. Hi Rae! I made not one, but THREE of your itty bitty dresses. I’m obsessed! They’re so easy that I think you should include a few in your shop. πŸ™‚ Congratulations, and I love the adorable logo! I’m sure the shop will do well!

  13. Congrats on the shop! I love the clothes pin bag–I think about it often when I drop pins all over creation… Also, I haven’t forgotten about the collar instructions…I will mail them your way very shortly πŸ™‚

  14. Alright, it’s 9:05 pm on my clock, so I’m ending the giveaway! Thanks everyone for entering — I’ll announce the winner soon!


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