Thursday, November 4, 2010

CLOSED Interview and Giveaway: Kayemkay

 This giveaway is now closed, but stay tuned for the winner...and a new giveaway tomorrow!


This week, I have the good fortune to have already known a lot about our lovely Etsy lady, Kasey.  We met at church/youth group oh-so-many-years ago.  She's one of those gals who you're always like, "Dang, why didn't I hang out with ____________ more?"  She is cute, stylish, SUPER-talented with the crafties, and sure to make you laugh. 

Meet our friend Kasey of Kayemkay
 
--What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like?
My life outside seems to look a lot like my life inside. I love creating. My favorite thing to do is to take something (especially old and unloved things) and make it into something else. I love the process that takes place when a flat piece of fabric becomes capable of hugging a body. I love clothing my family, friends and ladies (soon adding gents and babies!!) on etsy. I also love to teach people how to sew. I showed my sister how to sew clutches and it gives me such joy when she shows me what she’s done. (www.ayeemkay.etsy.com) Apart from sewing, I like to make my life look like a Martha Stewart Living magazine, decorating, cooking and creating. Most of all, like a true sap, I like to spend time with my husband; hiking, movies, cooking, napping, etc.
--Describe yourself (or ask someone else to do it!) in three words.
From the lips of my husband, John: excited. silly. scattered.


--Fall piece you can’t live without:
Well, truly. I love my gray fleece “joy” jacket. I wear it nearly everyday.
--Most recent fashion-related purchase: The last time I went out, I went to town on a fall collection. (A second hand store. I’m a sucker for deals.) I bought 3 jackets, a houndstooth bomber coat, 2 batwing sweaters and a pair of gray plaid flats. (All for $90!!)
--Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
I’ve made leather earrings, rosette hair accessories, cards/paper crafts, simple quilts, crochet, writing, pillows, reupholstered furniture, paintings, and pottery... I like to try everything. When John said I was “scattered”, he wasn’t kidding. I’d also like to try woodworking and chainsaw carving. My grandfather is a chainsaw artist and I’ve always thought it would be really fun to try.

--Any pet peeves? Being interrupted, physically. Like, if I’m in the middle of cooking, or sewing, I have a really hard time stopping the thought processes to talk or change the laundry. I like to work until it’s done.
--Bad habits? I think the above counts. 
--Desert-island food? Peanut butter.
--Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of: Blind Pilots, Sleeping at Last, Guster
--Another blog you follow regularly :
My dear friend Janis always has really charming posts.
http://theverandahonthediamond.blogspot.com/


--What made you decide to start a shop? A friend of mine told me about Etsy and I decided to give it a go. I listed totes and upcycled dresses. The first thing I sold was to a friend for his little sister.
--Significance of your shop name? kay.em.kay means K.M.K. which are my maiden initials. I’ve heard people confuse it with meaning “okay, hmm, okay.” which I don’t like... but it’s too late to change it now. I have 800 labels to use! ha.
--Favorite item in your shop right now the arbutina coat  (at left)
 






And as if she couldn't get MORE awesome, Kasey is giving away one of her OOAK pieces to a lucky reader!

This  giveaway is for a purse/computer bag made from duck cloth. The outside is a white and red houndstooth and the inside is a black duck cloth. There are 4 interior pockets, including one with a zipper, and an outer pocket as well. 

HOW TO ENTER: 

1.  Become a follower of our blog and let us know in a comment below (if you're already a follower, skip to the next step). 

2.  Visit Kayemkay, and link to your favorite piece in a comment below. 
For additional entries:
3. Follow us on twitter @miskabelle. (Let us know in the comments.)
4. Retweet this giveaway once we tweet it. (Let us know.)
5. Link this giveaway through your blog or Facebook page (and let us know in the comments too!). 
This contest will run until November 11th--one week!  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.

Good Luck! xo

91 comments:

  1. I follow on GFC.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  2. I like the Gray Vintage Lace Teeshirt.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  3. I follow on Twitter as BookOwner.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  4. I tweeted this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/29668659204

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  5. I posted on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=158910670814884&id=1232683984

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  6. saweet!


    my fave kayemkay item has got to be this gray fleece jacket: i'm obsessed with gray right now--
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59590561/gray-cowl-fleece-jacket

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  7. now following miskabelle on blogspot!

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  8. found y'all on twitter. ok i followed that too.

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  9. aaand. finally. i 'shared' the post about the giveaway with my FB friends!

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  10. I am a follower!

    http://mooretolove2.blogspot.com

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  11. My favorite item is the solid coffee flannel long arbutina coat! so cute!

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  12. I added a link to my giveaway page on my blog!

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  13. Great shop! I love the gray fleece jacket.

    everlastingjoys(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I follow on twitter as KJHenry88

    everlastingjoys(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. posted on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/KJHenry88/status/382934729105408

    everlastingjoys(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Already following with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  17. I want the grey cowl fleece jacket badly! All the clothes are insanely beautiful!!!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  18. Following on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  19. Tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/glasscastle/status/398345143066624
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  20. This is my fave: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56045928/sale-gingham-plaid-sheath-dress

    And you all know that I already follow on Twitter. :)

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  21. Heh... Oops. It's me Sandi. Figured it would post my gmail username but it used the name of my food blog. I suck at technology. :P

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  22. already following on gfc as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  23. I love the Green Jersey wrap, it's a great and cheery color.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  24. I follow & my fav is gray cowl fleece jacket.

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  25. I follow your blog.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  26. I love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44196204/vintage-inspired-cocktail-dress.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  27. I follow you on Twitter @kiddo47.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  28. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/kiddo47/status/489443043577856

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  29. Shared on FB.

    http://www.facebook.com/kiddo47/posts/154432281255688

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  30. I follow on twitter: @Lisatella

    I love this jacket: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59590561/gray-cowl-fleece-jacket

    The alignment of the buttons is a nice change of pace and it looks like the perfect between-seasons coat.

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  31. I follow you on GFC as Tracy Taylor
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  32. I love all your clothing, but this dress is just lovely: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54374204/oh-anne-flannel-vintage-inspired-dress
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  33. I am a GFC follower!

    GFC name = Aero Lantern
    aerolantern at gmail dot com

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  34. My favourite piece from the shop is this goldenrod yellow dress:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57740594/vintage-inspired-cocktail-dress-yellow

    aerolantern at gmail dot com

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  35. following you on twitter
    twitter name = aerolantern

    aerolantern at gmail dot com

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  36. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/aerolantern/status/603043825451009

    aerolantern at gmail dot com

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  37. gfc follower!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  38. i really like this-

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54375458/sale-plaid-flannel-lawrence-jacket-ready

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  39. i follow with gfc.
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  40. i adore this jacket- wonderful green!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53454085/plaid-flannel-dahlgren-jacket
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  41. i twitter follow you @mamipdx
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  42. i retweeted @mamipdx
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  43. shared on facebook (wren nelson)
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=168891926462164&id=1587192291
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  44. I'm following via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  45. I'm following on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  46. My favorite item is the gray cowl fleece jacket!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  47. i adore the gray cowl fleece jacket!!! xoxo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  48. following on twitter @sparkily

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  49. I like the Burnt Orange Vintage Inspired Halter Dress, the pumpkin color is very flattering.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52192915/burnt-orange-vintage-inspired-halter?ref=v1_other_1

    I already follow, thanks for the lovely giveaway, love the bag.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  50. I love the monogrammed pillows

    SheilaC

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  51. hi
    i'm you follower.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    Name:Heli'♥beauties

    E-mail:helenmok98@hotmail.com

    Url:http://helibeauties.blogspot.com/

    I've added you on my side bar.
    i'm also having a giveaway, if you have time drop by!!

    have a nice day

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  52. I'm a follower.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  53. I love this dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56938995/vintage-inspired-cocktail-dress

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  54. I already follow you via Google Friend Connect :)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. my favorite item from the shop is this vintage inspired cocktail dress in yellow :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57740594/vintage-inspired-cocktail-dress-yellow

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  56. i already follow you on twitter :)

    my handle is @kendallcrow

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I follow you via GFC under the name Camelia Andrasescu.
    andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com

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  58. Ilove:http://www.etsy.com/listing/57539827/sale-pleated-wool-wright-coat-ready-to
    andrasescu.camelia@gmail.com

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  59. I follow.

    Love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54375458/sale-plaid-flannel-lawrence-jacket-ready

    theprettypalette at gmail dot com

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  60. already a GFC follower as "sswpss"
    My fav item is the vintage inspired cocktail dress- yellow silk
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57740594/vintage-inspired-cocktail-dress-yellow

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  61. grey cowl fleece jacket is awesome!! :)
    isollea at gmail.com

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  62. and i am following you on twitter. :) (isollea)
    isollea at gmail.com

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  63. I follow via gfc and my fav item is the vintage inspired cocktail dress


    erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I like the gray fleece cowl jacket a lot!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/59590561/gray-cowl-fleece-jacket

    Also, I follow you on twitter (@kap286), and retweeted your tweet this morning!

    Cheers! :)

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  65. GFC follower, and I love:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56041827/gray-hooded-joy-fleece-jacket

    teapotofkarmaATgooglemailDOTcom

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  66. I follow with GFC.

    This is my favorite piece. http://www.etsy.com/listing/54375458/sale-plaid-flannel-lawrence-jacket-ready

    Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your blog!

    lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

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  67. I follow you on twitter. @notaprilbrooks lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

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  68. Tweet. http://twitter.com/#!/notaprilbrooks/status/2119241448816640 lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

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  69. I blogged. http://concreteandnailpolish.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekly-giveaway-roundup_08.html lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

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  70. I follow!

    My favorite item is retro boatneck dress

    thifas blog ( at ) gmail(dot ) com

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  71. I'm following you... I love your site!

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  72. My favorite items in your shop has to be the black tulle bridesmaid dresses. If I ever get married I hope you still have them in supply! : )

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58778818/tulle-bridesmaids-dress

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  73. I'm following you on twitter...

    http://twitter.com/dismalgrin

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  74. hi! im a blog follower via gfc as khrista porcadilla. here's a favorite item from kayemkay:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60909034/retro-boatneck-dress

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  75. twitter follower as bellekhris.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  76. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/bellekhris/status/2308902762840064

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  77. hello miskabelle:-)

    i am a follower in your google account. my username is veta.
    just visited kayemkay.. i like her "vintage inspired sateen cocktail dress".
    i am a follower in your twitter account. my username is @veta897. i tweeted your giveaway. here is the link: http://twitter.com/#!/veta897

    i shouted out loud your giveaway in my facebook page. here is the link:
    http://www.facebook.com/venzzzshwa

    take care, miskabelle:-)

    veta:-)
    veta@eudoramail.com

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  78. I follow you!

    aleytac at hotmail dot com

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  79. My favorite piece is:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59590561/gray-cowl-fleece-jacket

    Perfect for fall!

    aleytac at hotmail dot com

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  80. I am your newest follower :)

    audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

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  81. This Dress is adorable:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54374204/oh-anne-flannel-vintage-inspired-dress

    what a great shop!

    audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

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  82. Just became a follower!
    Jessica Sage
    jesage@asu.edu

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  83. my favorite piece in the shop is the vintage inspired cocktail dress
    jesage@asu.edu

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