Friday, September 21, 2012


A few months ago as I was browsing Etsy, I stumbled upon We Love Stitches, a shop based out of Singapore that specializes in hand-stitched goodies. For those of you who know me, you know that I am a lover of all things cute & girly... so it is no surprise that I instantly fell in love with this wonderful shop!

My first purchase was a cute Bunny Plush Keychain ($12.00 USD). At first I was hesitant to purchase from this shop, because the estimated shipping time was 11-15 days- I haaaate buying things online, because the wait is always pure torture for me. I decided to just go ahead with the purchase, because the keychain was too cute NOT to buy! I'm glad I went ahead with the it because I received my order in ONE WEEK! I was amazed at how quick my order arrived in Hawaii! What blew me away was the cute packaging and the quality of the product. I could tell that the seller, Christy, put A LOT of love into her work. Since then, I have purchased a few more items from her shop which includes: 

Kawaii Bear Keychain Pouch ($20.00 USD)
Kawaii Bunny Cellphone Charm ($14.00 USD)
Kawaii Bear Plush Keychain ($18.00 USD)

With every order, I am blown away by the amazing customer service that We Love Stitches provides, the fast shipping and the amazing quality of her products. She has definitely become a favorite seller of mine and I would highly recommend her shop to all of you! I promise you won't be disappointed!

Since I love We Love Stitches so much, I decided to do a We Love Stitches Giveaway for all of you in hopes that you will fall in love with the shop as well! Once you get your hands on these kawaii goodies, you will be hooked!

One lucky winner will win the two kawaii keychains listed below:

Kawaii Bear Keychain
($18.00 USD)
The Kawaii Bear Keychain is made out of felt and measures approximately 4" / 10 cm tall and 3" / 7.5 cm wide filled with stuffing . All details are carefully and securely stitched on with hand .
Bunny Plush Keychain
($15.00 USD)
The Bunny Plush Keychain is made out of felt and measures 4.5" / 11.5 cm tall
and 4.5" / 11.5 cm wide filled with stuffing . All details are carefully and securely stitched on .
1. You must be 18 years or older to enter giveaway.

2. This giveaway is open to both U.S. & international residents.
3. You will have until October 20, 2012 to get all of your entries in! 
Good luck!

(Please Note: I am in no way sponsored by We Love Stitches. I have purchased the prizes with my own money!)  

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October 21, 2012

Yay! It's finally time to announce the winner of the
 First off, I just want to thank everyone who entered my giveaway- it really means a whole lot to me that each of you took the time out of your day to earn entries toward my giveaway! I truly appreciate each and every one of you!

I used rafflecopter to randomly select one lucky winner!
The winner of the We Love Stitches Giveaway is:

Congratulations Dana & thank you so much for entering! I know that you'll love your goodies from We Love Stitches just as much as I do!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Support Handmade: isshou no yakusoku

Once a month, I would like to do a monthly feature called, "Support Handmade". As a crafter, bracelet maker and Etsy Shop owner, I think that it's important to support fellow crafters. I love that handmade goodies are one-of-a-kind and that someone out there actually took the time & effort to create something! Who wants something that is mass produced, when they can get something that is handcrafted with love? In this monthly feature, I'd like to introduce a handmade shop, do a review on their products & share a few of my favorites with you!


I actually met Marcy, the girl behind isshou no yakusoku, through my brother Bryson. They have both been very close friends for many years. While they share a love for cars, Marcy & I both share a love for making handmade bracelets. Come to think of it, that is how our friendship formed, we both found something we had in common: BRACELET MAKING! I love that even though we both make & sell bracelets, we aren't competitive... Instead we are very supportive of one another and encourage the other to do well! If I ever need advice, I know I can always count on her and I hope she knows that she can count on me as well!
 (My INY Collection)

To say that I am a huge fan of isshou no yakusoku is an understatement! When Marcy first started making her beautifully handcrafted bracelets, I was instantly hooked! I knew I needed every single style she came out with, in just about every color! I think I have succeeded so far, but my INY Collection is forever growing!

The isshou no yakusoku shop currently has 8 different styles available: The Himtsu ($13.00 USD)The Gold Himitsu ($15.00 USD)The Yume Triple Wrap ($28.00 USD)The Hoshi ($15.00 USD)The Kibo ($18.00 USD)The Takara ($16.00 USD)The Tamashii 2.0 ($32.00 USD) & the Friendship Bracelet ($30.00 USD). She also has Arm Party Sets ($60.00 USD) available. Each set includes 1 Tamashii 2.0, 1 Friendship Bracelet & 1 Gold Himitsu. 

It is hard for me to choose a favorite, I have so many! I guess if I had to choose, I am currently loving the Arm Party Set, The Kibo & The Takara in Antique Ivory! There's just something so beautiful when Ivory & Gold are paired together. Everything else comes in at a VERY CLOSE second! I have so many isshou no yakusoku bracelets and love that I can wear each style alone, paired or stacked among many other bracelets to make up a fun arm party!

If you get a chance, be sure to stop by isshou no yakusoku's Etsy Shop! I promise you won't be disappointed & I'd be very surprised if you leave her shop empty handed! You'll have to let me know what your favorites are from her shop! Also, be sure to check out her blog to see what she's been up to & say "hi" to her on twitter as well!