13 February 2010

MooBeeView #6 and Giveaway: SashaSews



The challenge of February's MooBeeView has been undertaken by the lovely Sasha of SashaSews (and FabricFusion).  She has accepted the challenge and not only has she answered my fabulous four questions magnificently she has also offered my blog readers a chance to win one of her gorgeous Medium Size Fabric baskets - in fabric of your own choosing.  Now Sasha is a queen of organisation, so if you are in a bit of a crafting mess, now is your chance to win in this fabulous giveaway!

But first, let's learn a litle bit more about Sasha and the items that she sews:

1) As you know I do my research. I note that you are a Cancerian. Of the many fabulous traits associated with this sign, I did see one lurking in the background that indicated a 'tendancy to be untidy' - is this the reason for your creating fabulous storage solutions? Or was it something else??
Yes, I am a Cancer - which does explain a few things about me! Luckily, my tendency towards untidiness is pretty much restricted to my fabric stash (which regularly gets out of control)!

But the reason I started creating fabric bags, baskets and organisers was an extension of my love of colour and fabric. If you look around, most of the handbags, diaries etc that you see are black. Maybe brown. Occasionally white. To me, this is a crime when there are literally thousands of beautiful fabrics that could be brightening up our lives! Why have a boring storage box when you can have one that matches your decor? Why have a black diary organiser when you can have one that makes you smile when you see it, because it is so pretty?
 
2) You use some fabulous fabrics for your creations - I see some that would be very familiar to Australian etsians - do you have a favourite textile designer/s and have you ever thought of teaming up with someone to create fabrics specifically for you?
I love fabric. For myself, I would choose anything pretty and shabby chic. But when I discovered Saffron Craig's fabrics, I fell in love. Now that I am following her on Twitter, I am stalking her with questions about when a new range, and new colours might be coming out!

I have also had a sneak peek at some new Sandi Henderson fabrics that are delicious, and will hopefully be in Fabric Fusion soon!

As for fabrics made specifically for me, I dream of one day making a real statement with fabrics created just for my lines of organisers. But for the time being, I have avoided going near Spoonflower.com, because I am afraid that I will become addicted if I even look at their home page! All in good time....

3) How do you decide what to organise next? Does it come from looking around your own home, or do you find yourself mentally tidying up for family and friends? Where does the inspiration spring from?

What to organise next. Well, I guess the inspirations come from many different places. It helps that I get to keep all the prototypes, so yes, we have fabric baskets in our bathroom cupboards, in Ryan's baby room, and even as a fruit basket!

Sometimes things come from my daily life. Like the fabric baskets -- they will soon be coming out in office sets, with labels for Sales and Expenses, In and Out trays, etc. Why? Because I was doing my tax paperwork the other day and wanted my piles of papers to be in pretty baskets!

And any mum is always looking for a way to keep toys tidy, right? If you can make the storage ideas fun and bright, the kids just MIGHT put toys away themselves! Or at least help??!

Other ideas have come from friends and customers - I have just finished a custom order for a handbag organiser, which adds 10 extra pockets to any handbag. I loved the prototype so much that it has now been added as a new item in the shop.

I try not to mentally tidy other people's houses... after all, let she who is without mess cast the first stone!

4) Now the tough question: You have the choice to organise either the 'Brangelina Brood' or 'Lindsay Lohan' - who would you choose, why and what would be the one SashaSews item they would have to have multiples of?
 
Definitely the Brangelina Brood.

Why? Well, with 6 kids they sure must need organisation and storage! And.... perhaps while I am in the super deluxe kids' wing of the mansion, who knows... Brad might just stroll past to admire the wonderfully tidy and organised space that I have created?!

They would definitely need a car organiser for each child, to keep toys, games, snacks and drinks handy... 1 each, in every car... and aeroplane. So I am guessing they would need probably about 60? 70? LOL!


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I'd like to thank Sasha for taking the time to answer my questions and letting us in to her organised world.  If you want to learn more about Sasha and Sasha Sews please visit her at one of her online sites:
Shop 2: www.FabricFusion.etsy.com
Blog: www.SmallTownMamma.blogspot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SashaSews
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SashaSewsHandbags 


MooBeeTee's Four Word Review:  Seriously Fabulous Storage Solutions!
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And now for the Giveaway!  Sasha has offered my blog readers a chance to win one of her gorgeous Medium Size Fabric baskets - in fabric of your own choosing.

How?  It's easy.  There are only two steps:

1: Browse the SashaSews shop and comment on your favourite item.
2: Become a follower of MooBeeTees Blog and let me know in a comment:)

Remember - leave a seperate comment for each step and include your email address as the winner will be generated randomly.

The giveaway will finish on the 6 March 2010 at 12:00pm (AEST). The winner will be contacted and given 48 hours to accept. 
 Good Luck!!

61 comments:

  1. What another wonderful interview Karen... I love it, Sasha's products are fantastic.

    This is my favorite organiser...so pretty!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39217921

    nyjolejewellery@hotmail.com

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  2. I had the pleasure of working with the wonderful Sasha to make two custom aprons for my niece and nephew for Christmas last year ! Not only were they perfect and personalised, but the kids adored them too ! I noticed that Sasha now has the most gorgeous aprons for grown ups in store - this is my favourite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28741078

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  3. Love your products! My favorite is the Sandlewood mini fabric basket

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36542664

    judyweicker(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I love the Erica Handbag - Ginkgo Blossom by Saffron Craig very cute!

    bakergurl02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. Following this blog via Google Friends Connect Name=Alisha L.

    bakergurl02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. My favorite items are:
    - Ultimate Organiser - Woodland prints
    - Mandy J - Reversible Hostess Apron - Paradise Garden by Amy Butler
    -Mandy J - Reversible Hostess apron - Bali Gate by Amy Butler

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    meninheira at gmail dot com

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  7. I love the Handbag / Purse Organiser - Water Lilies.
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I'm a follower (june_spirit2628).

    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  9. i love the Totally Chic - choc cherry tote

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  10. Ohmigosh, totally love this shop, I just hearted it because it's soooooooooo fun!

    My fav item is the: Choc Cherry Tote!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So adorable!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  11. I am a follower of your blog! :)

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  12. I love Sasha's shop - everything is made with such beautiful fabric!

    My favourite is the Ultimate Cosmetics / Craft bag - Ginkgo Blossom because red is one of my all time fave colours.

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  13. I like Handbag / Purse Organiser - Water Lilies.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I follow your blog - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. I follow (follower name is Damla). I like the Very Useful Apron - Purple Paisley.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  16. Hi, the shop is adorable.
    My favorite is the Fabric basket storage - Medium - Love Heart Fairies

    nonus at oleco.net

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  17. I really like the organizer because I need one or two (or more). But I also like the purse organizer.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  18. I'm a follower.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  19. i love the totally chic ginkgo blossom tote
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  20. hi there! i'm a new follower :)
    email: curiouspug at hotmail.com

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  21. and my favorite item is your Mini square basket - Sandalwood. very cute shop :)
    curiouspug at hotmail.com

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  22. I follow you and I love her medium love heart faires basket

    timesurge(at)live.ca

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  23. Everything in her shop is so lovely! This Car / Nursery Storage Organiser - Dinosaur Roar is my favorite. It's practical and it's cute!

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  24. Karen, I love heaps in Sasha's shop but this is elegant yet still fun. I would use this everyday.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37869598

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  25. I am now following your blog.....
    karen@newearthsoaps.com.au

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  26. I love the Diary Journal Organiser in the Cypress Paisley material
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40545791

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  27. I adore the Love Heart Fairies Fabric Storage Basket, so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway.
    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  28. I like: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35791036

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  29. I like Sandalwood Medium Storage.

    melodyj(st)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Fabric storage basket - medium - Sandlewood (Amy Butler) is my favorite!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  31. I'm a follower!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  32. I dream of being a domestic goddess, so any of Sasha's aprons would be a 'must-have' :)

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  33. Creativo Surface Design is reaching out to textile/surface designers across the globe and we came across your website. We feel that your work would be a great addition to our pool of designs.

    Right now Creativo Surface Design is looking to work with freelance textile designers to design for the different apparel markets we serve. We are working at the moment on putting together the collections for next year trade shows. Just to give you an idea, we have boys, girls, juniors, women’s and men’s collections (swimwear, street wear…etc.)

    If you have something under your portfolio, that it is not older than a year, please send us JPEGs in order for us to see and determine if they are a good fit to what our customers are looking for. We are working on Spring-Summer 2011 right now.

    Just to let you know you, we keep the designer’s names and contact info strictly confidential. So NO worries. In our company we signed a confidentiality agreement so we do not disclose your name and info.

    Let me know if you are interested in this opportunity. Also, if you know of any other designers that you want to recommend please give them a hint, send us their personal e-mail address and we will keep in touch with them.

    All the best!

    Warm Regards,
    Danny Naz
    E: dan@thinkcreativo.com
    W: www.thinkcreativo.com

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  34. I love this diary organiser of Sashas'
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39217921

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  35. Am following your blog too :0)

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  36. Gotta love the Ultimate cosmetics/craft bag!

    chibi_nu{a}yahoo{.}ca

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  37. following you through google connect, look for icitea!

    chibi_nu{a}yahoo{.}ca

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  38. I like the Amanda Jane - reversible apron - Dance With Me fabric

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  39. I am a follower

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  40. Amanda Jane - reversible apron - Dance With Me fabric is twirly and cute!

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  41. I just adore the beepbeep storage basket... too cute :)

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  42. And I'm following!

    My goodness how I would love to win a Sasha Sews giveaway :)

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  43. Diary Organiser - Choc Cherry is my fave. Besides the lovely fabric baskets!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  44. Blog follower

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  45. I like the Totally Chic - Paradise Garden for its colourful-ness.

    Thanks for this

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  46. I am a new blog follower!

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  47. I'm following!

    info =at= milkwooddesign =dot= com

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  48. LOVE this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39974787

    Such beautiful fabric.

    info =at= milkwooddesign =dot= com

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  49. The Romantic Roses apron is just lovely! peanut{at}nyc.rr.com

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  50. I follow your blog! peanut{at}nyc.rr.com

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  51. My favorite item is the Fabric storage basket - medium - Sandlewood (Amy Butler). Thanks for the chance!

    epfaulkner at gmail dot com

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  52. I now follow your blog.

    epfaulkner at gmail dot com

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  53. I like the Mandy J reversible hostess apron - Pink damask by Tanya Whelan! Very nice!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  54. Following the MooBeeTees blog!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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