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Thursday, March 11, 2010

:: Sponsor Giveaway :: Curly Birdie


Surely you've heard of Curly Birdie.  She only makes the most adorable crocheted baby/toddler mary janes known to man.  But wait!  She also makes cute tank tops, crocheted hats and MORE!  She has had professional photographers take pictures of her products, which makes you want to buy them all the more.  Great pictures of your products definitely makes a huge difference.


Let me introduce you to Maria. She is the mastermind behind Curly Birdie . . . here is a little bit about who she is:

I'm a Momma of 3 girls Isabella is 5, Havana is 3 and Mia is almost 1. I am married to my high school sweetheart. I still live 15 minutes away from my parents and I love it that way.



Me and my husband have a family owned donut shop (crazy....I know) so most of my mornings are spent there. I've been crafting ever since I was little, my grandmother would always make handmade cards or oil paintings or macrame. She was always making some sort of a craft. So really I didn't have a choice, it was always around me. Many of my clothes as a child were handmade. We even had our Barbie clothes handmade!


I started crocheting because I wanted to make a blanket for my oldest when I was pregnant (still to be completed, she is now 5). So I started playing with different patterns, and ended up trying to make shoes for my youngest girl and really enjoyed making them. I got a pretty good response from the shoes so several tries later, I decided to start an etsy shop with baby shoes. And what do ya know??? It became this little wonderful business!


Recently I've been trying to do a balancing act of Momma and Wife and Curly Birdie fits in between there somewhere. I'm stll trying to figure out some sort of balance. Right now it is spent up many many late nights.
I love making these shoes! Especially when customers contact me and they are buying a pair of newborn shoes to bring their babies home from the hospital, that's the best!




I usually start with several skeins of yarn and I'll put several combinations together to see what match I like best. Then the shoes are made. I do like to play around with flower size and placement. I'm always trying something new. 




She is truly an amazing woman!  I love meeting other creative mothers.  Especially ones that have their own businesses.  It's great to talk about how they do it all.  You all always ask me how I do it all.  :)  We'll get to that at another time, though!

Want to know what Maria is giving to one lucky Shey b reader?  I do too... let's find out now.

One lucky winner will receive 1 pair of Curly Birdie shoes!  ANY STYLE!  Now.  If you don't have any kids or kids that will fit in these adorable shoes... surely you know someone that has a little girl that can fit in them!  So, enter anyway!!


I am changing how giveaways work on Shey b as to make it easier and less time consuming for you all!  Oh goody goody gumdrops.


Here is how to enter:

1.  Go to the Curly Birdie shop.  Come back here and tell me your favorite pair or pairs of shoes.

2.  Follow Curly Birdie on Twitter.

3.  Tweet and or Facebook about this giveaway for an extra entry as well.
If you're going to tweet, then you can cut and paste the following:

Win a pair of @curlybirdie's darling crocheted baby/toddler shoes over at @sheyb's blog!  http://bit.ly/15ZU8g

( yes.  I changed my twitter name from @shealynn to @sheyb - just FYI )

Good luck!!  
Giveaway will end sometime next week!


92 comments:

Chacoy said...

My fave is the Matilda;}
I also love the Olivia Headband- adorable!
Thanks for the opprotunity!

Chacoy said...

follow Curly Birdie via twitter @Ma21cuteboy;}

Chacoy said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/Ma21cuteboy/status/10355804436

shelli said...

I like the Lola style best of all. I'm a sucker for gray yarn :)

Tiffany said...

though they are all so cute I LOVE the lola mary janes!

jenn said...

The BETTY Mary Janes are the best! I love the red with a pop of cream for the flower. Love, love, love these adorable little shoes!

Carrie Haughey said...

I can't choose between the Betty and the Hannah! SOOOOO CUTE!! I want these so bad for my baby girl's feet! Now if I could just get those feet to come out of me so I could put cute shoes on her...

Carrie Haughey said...

Tweeted it! http://twitter.com/carriehaughey/status/10356521218

Carrie Haughey said...

Following Curly Birdie

@carriehaughey

Color [Me] Happy said...

My fave is the Matilda.
I have also tweeted...MannieD, follow me too!
Have a blessed weekend!
BTW I was so happy to read that you found your dog!

Jeannett said...

tweet tweet!

Jeannett said...

following curly birdie.

Jeannett said...

i love the chocolate brown ones with the red rose!

LoveFeast Table said...

Love the Matilda Mary Janes! So, stinkin' cute!

Erika said...

So gorgeous! My little Harper needs some of these! My favorite is the LOLA 3-6 months.

Katrina said...

I would love a custom pair of celery green and seaspray blue! =) These are so precious!

Katrina said...

I follow curlybirdie on facebook! (katrinawelch)

Katrina said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/katrinawelch/statuses/10360186858

SisterlyLove said...

I could Swooooon for these Matilda shoes!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42483864
But i'm also inlove with these Betty ones!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42093963

how lovely! *sigh*
Aimee

shana said...

Really now, how are supposed to pick? I really like the Olivia and the Lola. Cute stuff.
thanks,
shana

Sara said...

I love the Hannah (greenish color) and Lisa (purple color). These shoes are so cute looking.

Laura Craig said...

I was at her Etsy shop the other day oogling over those ADORABLE shoes!!!! I couldn't pick a favorite then, and it is still hard today!!!!
The Matilda shoes are precious!!!! But, so are the rest of them!!! Hehe!!!!

Laura Craig said...

I am following her on Twitter!

Laura Craig said...

I also posted on Twitter :)

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I love these! I love the Matilda Mary Janes. Adorable!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I am now following her on twitter!

Gwyneth said...

i love lola!

Celeste said...

LOVE her shop! :)
My fave are the Matilda!

Him and Her said...

I like the Betty pair! all very cute

Tutu said...

They are all sooooo cute, but I think I like the Hannah best.

Tutu said...

Following her on Twitter. (@Tutu1525)

Tutu said...

I Tweeted! (@Tutu1525)

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

I think I like hannah the best!

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

tweeted, blogged :)

Tonia said...

How sweet. Today I like the Hannah Mary Janes. We are expecting baby #4 in August and we are hoping for pink. I have 1 daughter and 2 sons!

Thanks!
Tonia

Lisa said...

I like Betty and Julia, mostly because those are my mom and sister's names!

Amanda said...

I love the Lucia style! These will be perfect for my niece who we'll welcome next month. I may have to order them anyway...

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Mrs Soup said...

Those are all amazing....but the Emma's I think are my favorites.

Jessie said...

I really have to pick just one favorite?! They are all so cute!! I would love to see my daughter in any of these, but especially the Hannah, Emma and Lucia.

Jessie said...

Oh! And I tweeted for an extra entry :)

2 little Boys said...

Even though I am a total nut for pink, I think every little girl needs a pair of red shoes so I like the Red MaryJanes'

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41538692

Laura Ann

2 little Boys said...

I am following Curly Birdie on Twitter.

Laura Ann

2 little Boys said...

I tweeted today http://twitter.com/intdsglady/status/10381915055

Laura Ann

2 little Boys said...

I facebooked it too http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=538431466#!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=10150141881645652&id=538431466&ref=mf

Laura Ann

Miss Anne said...

If these arent the sweetest things ever, i dont know what is. :)

the LUCIA Crochet Baby Mary Jane Shoes in newborn stole my heart.

With our upcoming bundle of joy due this summer, and my love for shoes, I've been eyeing them alot more for the baby than myself as of late.

:) Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

Amy Croley said...

I love the Lucia MAry Janes.

Nicki C K said...

Oh gosh, they are all SUPER adorable! My favs are the Lola shoes--too cute!

Life With the Crazies said...

Oh my, they are all absolutely precious! My favorites are the Matildas and Olivias :)

Heather said...

My fave is the LOLA! So darn cute!!

Heather said...

follow Curly Birdie via twitter @heather4881

Heather said...

tweeted about the giveaway!
@heather4881

The Packard's said...

I love the Olivia Mary Jane!

SisterlyLove said...

Matilda most definitely! Beautiful!!!

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Sarah said...

I'm following CurlyBirdie on Twitter

Sarah said...

I tweeted about this cute little giveaway!

Sarah said...

I love the LOLA baby shoes. They're all adorable though. :)

The Wilson Window said...

i heart the hannah mary jane,
but they are all SO stinkin cute it's hard to pick just one!

marilee said...

Oh goodness...how can I pick a favorite? I LOVE them all. But if I have to decide, I'll pick the last one on your post in pink!

The Wilson Window said...

now following curlybirdie on twitter

The Wilson Window said...

posted the giveaway on fb

The Wilson Window said...

tweeted the giveaway too!

Kate said...

I LOVE the Lisa Mary Jane lavender pair of shoes...mercy me!!! Wow, they are sooo sweet!!

Kate said...

I tweeted @kateinparadise about this giveaway!

Kate said...

I am a follower now of Curly Birdie!!! :)

Danielle said...

I love everything!! Not sure I can pick just one pair, but for now I'll go with Hannah:-)

baileysbites said...

So hard to choose. I think my little girl has more to go with the Olivia, so I'll choose that. They are all SO adorable!

baileysbites said...

I'm a follower on twitter.

baileysbites said...

Tweeted! :)

.jimaie.marie. said...

I can't decide between the Emma or the Matilda shoes, I love them both!

.jimaie.marie. said...

I follow CurlyBirdie on Twitter!

Tessa said...

I love the Matilda ... but I also love the custom made ones that are very simple! So adorable!

Kim, Bryan, Ethan & Ella said...

I tweeted and who wouldn't love those Hannah mary jane shoes....my little girl needs a pair or two of those!!!

Amber said...

My favorites are the Hannah and Betty ones. Too sweet:)

K. Davis said...

what beautiful creations!! what girl wouldn't need a pair of these? I LOVE the Matilda design, as well as Betty!

Stephanie said...

I love the pink ones with the white flower... and the teal ones... and the lime green!! These are precious!
-Stephanie

Allyson said...

SO HARD to pick a favorite, but I love the Olivia and Lola!

Jessie said...

Oh! Forgot to note, I'm also following Curly Birdie on twitter!

Dena said...

Hmmm, torn between Olivia and Hannah. I adore these and will have to order a couple pairs for my wee ones. Maybe, just maybe I will only have to order one pair;).

Dena said...

I facebooked the giveaway too...

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I'm in love with the Olivia in pink. Love it!

Tiffany Lane said...

My fav is the LOLA Mary Jane! It is precious. These would be great as a prop for my newborn sessions!

Tiffany Lane said...

Ok, follow on Twitter and updated my status on Twitter with the "phrase" Thanks for the opportunity!

Tiffany Lane said...

Ok, follow on Twitter and updated my status on Twitter with the "phrase" Thanks for the opportunity!

Mattandme said...

I LOVE the gray shoes with the red rose- so stinkin adorable!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorites are the Olivia Mary Jane shoes.

Brandon + Michelle + Bree said...

I LOVE the LOLA shoes!

Mary said...

I love the shoes!

Kathi. said...

I love the Olivia and Hannah Shoes! A-Dorable!!!

Jennifer :) said...

I love Olivia, but Lola is super cute too!

Rebekah said...

So many cute choices, but I love the Emma Mary Janes!

rebekahturbeville at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Oooo I love the cream Lucia ones, and I just happen to know a new baby named Lucia who would love them!