Monday, January 30, 2012

SOLO FEATURE: THE DARLING EWE + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I’m Megan and I started up my blog and shop just a few short months ago.  I had never really considered that I would be able to keep up with this amazing creative community, but then I figured I should at least try to prove myself wrong!  So, here I am.  I was born and raised in New Hampshire and now can be spotted wandering the streets of Philadelphia.  If you see a rather tall gal with mismatched socks who is sporting a lovely sling and colorful cast then, well, you found me!

2. What made you decide to start your shop & blog?
I have always been interested in the world of crafting and making, but never thought that I could have my very own shop.  Then I started getting back into knitting and was making things faster than I could give them away!  A friend hinted at some awesome blogs out there that I should check out which took me on an evening internet tour of tons of inspiring and creative people.  I noticed that maybe even I could give this a shot.   What’s the harm, right?  I still have that voice in the back of my head saying, “who would read this?” “you are not nearly interesting enough to have a blog” and things of that nature, but that’s kind of what keeps me going!  You never know who’s going to find your blog, enjoy it, and stick around!

3. What are your favorite things to blog about? Favorite posts? 
I like blogging about other crafters and makers that I admire.  I am also the proud new owner of an awesome camera and absolutely can’t wait to take more pictures of the average day to day happenings.  That may be my very favorite part of having my own blog and now that I have a functional camera I can do a lot more of it.

4. What are your favorite things to make for your shop?
My favorite things to make for my shop are probably headbands at the moment.  I unfortunately recently did a rather graceful (and very unintentional) cartwheel off my bicycle and landed safely with a broken wrist.  Needless to say I’ve been on a knitting hiatus, but before the fall, I couldn’t make headbands fast enough and wanted to make every color combination ever!  Hopefully my enthusiasm picks back up when I can get back to my needles.

5. Favorite pass-time?
I feel as though I go through pass-time phases.  One month I will be reading non-stop and the next I can’t stop knitting.  I might get really into baking and then I’ll switch to making a quilt.  I get super into movie watching and then I will switch to painting.  I’m not certain there is one consistent and stand-out favorite.

6. What is on your current wish-list? 
Hmmmm, tricky.  I am generally impressed by most things which makes my wish-list never-ending.  Lately, I’ve had my eye on a few vintage items… day dreaming really.


7. Favorite blog reads?
la petite choue, one sheepish girl, The Dainty Squid, <3elycia, A is for Ampersand, sock monkey & gee, Tea Talk, and, of course, the always wonderful MaieDae!

8. If you had three wishes what would they be?
Oh goodness, I’m afraid I would be one of those people who would hold onto those wishes, content that I had them but way too indecisive to ever use them.  Even today when I see a shooting star I give my wishes away to the people around me.  If forced, I guess right now I could wish for my wrist to be healed!

9. What's your favorite meal?
All of them?  Do you get a sense for my indecisive nature yet?  I love goat cheese just as much as I love spicy Thai food.  It may be between the two (yes, I am implying that goat cheese is a meal.  Wishful thinking.).  Or fruit salad!  I do love fruit salad.

10. What inspires you the most?
People!  I get people crushes on just about everyone I meet.  I love surrounding myself with awesome, creative, inspiring, wonderful people.  It keeps my brain working and it keeps me happy and feeling lucky.

Find Megan Here:
Blog: http://thedarlingewe.blogspot.com/
Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/darlingewe
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/DarlingEwe
Tumblr: http://darlinginspiration.tumblr.com/

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Giveaway Time! Megan is giving away a Knit White Wave Headband from her shop! Details on how to enter are below.


Main Entry:
1. Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite item is from Megan's shop!

Bonus Entries (please leave one comment per bonus entry):
1. Take a visit to Megan's blog and leave a sweet comment!
2. Tweet about it! You can copy and paste this: @DarlingEwe is giving away an adorable knit headband on @maiedae! http://maiedae.blogspot.com/2012/01/solo-feature-darling-ewe-giveaway.html

One winner will be selected at random and announced within the week!! Thank you Megan!


25 comments:

  1. Lovely giveaway!

    My favorite item from her shop is the Oatmeal and Green Knit headband :)

    kerstinjbradley@gmail.com

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  2. Megan seems incredibly sweet! My favorite item from her shop is that beautiful golden yellow heather fold scarf. What a lovely color and it's kinda cowly which I love. Thanks for hosting this give away!
    cleverplumage@gmail.com

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  3. My favourite item is the White Heather Knit Wool Cowl, I love the texture.

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  4. I also commented on her oh so adorable blog!

    cleverplumage@gmail.com

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  5. I also couldn't help but tweet about it since it's such a lovely shop.

    cleverplumage@gmail.com

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  6. Definitely the Oatmeal and Green Knit Color Block Headband!

    Great shop, Megan!

    Also commented on Megan's blog :)

    carriershannon@gmail.com

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  7. Oooooh, I love that brown Infinity Cowl!!! So cozy looking!! And the cuff bracelet is so cute!! Great shop Megan - I'm sure it's one I'll visit again!!

    hannah_coleman@mac.com

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  8. I also tweeted about this great giveaway! @petalineprints

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  9. i tweeted :) spreading the love!!
    --mila
    milasthoughts.com

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  10. i like the brown cowl. :-)

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  11. What a great interview!! Megan's ever-changing hobbies and indecisive nature reminds me of myself :)

    Would love to win the headband! Love the oatmeal and wine headband in her shop!

    Mel
    http://lordknowsilovetodance.blogspot.com

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  12. I love love love the Heather Olive Green Plain Knit Pom Pom Hat. So cute!

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  13. love the oatmeal knit square pom pom hat. so cute and playful. i love the feature great job to both of you!
    jess

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  14. My favourite item is that sweet little headband featured on Maie Dae!
    xo. Little Miss
    www.livelylittlemiss.blogspot.com

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  15. loved megans make-up post. had to comment to tell her how real she is!

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  16. tweety tweet....made sure to tell everyone to come to the maiedae blog to enter the fantastic giveaway.

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  17. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your blog in a post I did about my ten favorite daily reads! I'm a fairly new reader but I love all the design aspects of your blog. Your posts are so well written and thoughtful. I'm so glad I stumbled upon MaieDae!

    xo, Jen
    http://www.jenniferlake.com

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  18. i love the oatmeal knit circular infinity scarf! cute shop

    dear.love@live.ca

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  19. i also visited the darling ewe blog and left a comment! she has a super cute blog!

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  20. I love her infinity cowls!

    jamierogers1192@gmail.com

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  21. my fav item from her shop...probably the Crossover White Knit Headband.

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  22. Brown Knit Wool Cowl Infinity Scarf <3
    Jicellephone@gmail.com

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  23. Oh that headband would come really in handy here in the cold weather! I love the oatmeal and wine headband in her shop. :-)

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  24. I like the headband in wine and oatmeal. SO pretty! What a cute shop! xo

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  25. Just visited her blog! :)

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