Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fling open the doors.

Spring has REALLY sprung here in SoCal. The sun is shining and the breeze is warm...makes mama happy!! Sunshine makes me a thousand times more creative, more motivated and overall just a happier person. It drives me to bright colors and vibrant fabrics. I am working with the studio doors open today, listening to the birds and I thought it would be nice to share a view looking the studio into with you.


I am blessed, I know. And I am thankful for this every day. A place that I can close the doors and shut out the world (or in today's case, open the doors and shut out the world.) Letting in only the music, colors and vibes that I want.



Armoire Giveaway, originally uploaded by gardenhouse.

I have an armoire in the studio, you can see it there in the background, behind the lamp....it's full of goodies....Fabulous Gardenhouse Tidbits. I'll be reaching in there to pull out something for this weeks Giveaway winner-- you just won't know what it is until it arrives at your door. Could be a bag, could be something fabulous and vintage, jewelry, tunic, sweatshirt...... who knows!!


So here is what you have to do to enter (you can do each of these things once a day):


Go to facebook and and share the giveaway photos. Comment ON THE PHOTO ON FACEBOOK that you shared it. --1 Entry--


Publicly follow my blog and leave a comment on this blog spot that you do so --1 entry--

Tell me what sort of bag is your favorite. What do you carry? When you buy bags, is there a specific style that you prefer? Leave a comment on this blog post -- 1 entry--

This giveaway is open until Friday at midnight. I'll pick a winner (haha.....pick a winner.....grow up Simone!) Saturday and post it along with a style file post {sort of liking the Saturday Style File} love the thought of coffee on the back porch and polyvore on a Saturday morning. Sort of like reading the paper....I digress.


luvluv and good luck!


Simone

42 comments:

Becky said...

I like a purse that will comfortably fit over my shoulder & will hold lots of goodies... I have an infant & it's nice to be able to stash stuff in my purse so I don't have to always carry her diaper bag!

Family Fashion and Facts said...
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Family Fashion and Facts said...

As a mom I love bags that are big enough to put everything i need for a coulle hours...diapers, wipes, wallet, blankets, to do lists, packages to mail...and can easily and comfortably fit on my shoulder. Hate when bags fall off when I am picking up one of my boys :)

Family Fashion and Facts said...

How do you follow you blog?? Can't find anything??

LaurenW said...

I am also having trouble finding the link to be a follower, but would love to!

LaurenW said...

I love a small clutch that I can use on nights out without the kids! I let the diaper bag collect the fossilized raisins and goldfish and get ruined and have a beautiful girlie piece for myself!

Ashaloo said...

Yeah, I've looked everywhere and don't see the GFC gadget. (In "Design" you can click one of the boxes that says "Add Gadget" and add the gadget called "Followers"...I just did it today on my OWN blog, LOL!!)

Ashaloo said...

I like something that I can put over my shoulder and don't have to worry about it slipping off. I also like them big enough to hold just about anything -- just a step or two below tote size, hahahaha!

wizardewu said...

I like a shoulder bag with a single strap and a zipper on top. Lots of pockets are a big plus.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I LOVE a hobo/something not too structured and big enough to hold everything. Not too many pockets -just one for my lipgloss and one for my phone.

Heather said...

Following!
Happy to have found your delightful blog. :)

Heather said...

I love bags of all kinds, but my favorite is anothing I can carry over my shoulder that's not terribly big.

Kim Stovall said...

Following! I love your creations!

Kim Stovall said...

I love big bags that are bold and give a statement! It must stay on my shoulder and have pockets. Love, love, love all your fabrics!

B said...

I love big bags that hold a lot of stuff! I like bright funky colors too. And I like to change my bag often!

Ashaloo said...

Yay!!!! Following!

Lori said...

I love shoulder bags that hold a lot but aren't too deep. I hate that "black hole" effect. I am loving the new bag I just got from you...it's perfect.

Lori said...

Following your blog!

Deborah A said...

I too am a follower of your blog. I love your fabric combinations for all your creations. I love clutch style purses but tend to always carry a bag that is meant as a knitting bag so it can basically carry everything, many pockets and a shoulder strap.

Family Fashion and Facts said...

Now I am followin! As Kelsey vigil from familyfashion and facts! This isan uber fun giveaway! Thanks!

Amy said...

I'm a following!

Amy said...

A new follower to your blog. I love the colors and combinations you use in your bags! They make me happy.
Love to wear my bag on my forearm but love the option to wear cross body for hands free.

kadams said...

I am a Follower!

kadams said...

I love all different kinds of bags. I always pick bags that are really big (so they hold a lot) and stand out.

Family Fashion and Facts said...

still followin :) SOOO hoping i win...cuz I am OBSESSED with your stuff!

Family Fashion and Facts said...

I LOVE clutches when I go on a date :) little ones that only fit my phone keys and money :)

Anonymous said...

Lady S, I definitely follow Gardenhouse blog - its A DESIGN INSPIRATION filled with SPECIALTY creations.

I use different bags for different occasions & to me a bag is like an accessory to compliment whatever I am wearing - seasonal change of clothing is how I view bags - Bags need to change each season also.

MOX

annechovie said...

What a perfect setting you have to work in, Simone. We are both so blessed to be able to work in our own controlled environments! xx

Anonymous said...

Lady S - Dumb me...I thought Gardenhouse follower meant, people who read your blog regularly - I dont want to be on any Internet site for security...but check into your blog often.
MOX

Epazin said...

My Favorite bag is a clutch! though it has to be durable enough to with stand me!

Tami said...

I am following your blog!

Tami said...

My favorite kind of bag is what I like to call a "
mommy bag." I have a 2 year old that I cloth diaper, so I need a pretty big bag since I don't carry a diaper bag around anymore. A mommy bag is just a large purse or small tote in my opinion :-)

Ruth said...

Seriously? It snowed here yesterday!!!!!!!!!!
And of course there is a certain bag I like to carry, a Gardenhouse bag :)
I am following and stalking you girl!

Kim Stovall said...

Still following....

Kim Stovall said...

I love bags med to large with vintage fabrics. That's why I love yours!

Erin Stewart Hill said...

I shared your photos on FB, I follow your blog and link to it on mine, and I seriously love those clutches with the ruffle! And, your table cloths are amazing!

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www.loispearl.blogspot.com

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I love to carry a large sling type of purse..but...spring is here and I'd love to use a pretty clutch!

Family Fashion and Facts said...

Still following and LOVE it!!! ;)

Family Fashion and Facts said...

LOVE me an extremely stylish diaper bag!!!! Has to be big but can you imagine one in your style?? Can I say GORGEOUS?? Xoxo thanks for the chance to win!!

Janine said...

Following! Love your stuff!

Janine said...

Since I still have one in diapers, I like to carry a beachy type bag or what I call a hippie satchel. Big enough to act as both purse and diaper bag without looking too "diaper baggy". :)

Amy said...

I love a big bag to stuff with all my stuff!