Monday, October 25, 2010

CLOSED-Handmade Feature/Giveaway: Bikki's Beehive by Bikkand

We have been having a blast, sharing some of our favorite new etsy shops with you!  This week we are featuring a shop that sells adorable crochet baby mary janes, booties, beanies, cloches and more!  Bikki's Beehive by Bikkand:  The Crochet Closet for Baby Shoes and Accessories.  We love the whimsical floral details and pretty color combinations of all the items in the shop.  

The owner of Bikki's Beehive is the lovely Prasanna--who is also a mom-to-be!  
Let's get to know a little bit about Prasanna:

What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like?
I have been married seven years now and we are expecting our first baby girl this December. I quit by job to be a stay at home wife/mother for a while. I agree women gain a lot of financial independence working outside but I personally feel there is a multifold gain and fulfillment by running a good home, taking care of family and pursuing a passion one loves for a reason other than money alone.
I have always loved crocheting and knitting  I have wanted to start a boutique of my own, and liked etsy for its style and stuff.I like to try all kinds of yarn, though I like to use only good quality cotton yarn because it is soft to the touch and breathes well. I do like cotton blends and pure wool for a better finish and easy care. I like blending hues and appreciate intricate details that are handmade and vintage. I have a very picky taste when it comes to style.
I like the scenic nature, the beach, beautiful clothes, jewelry, shoes, purses and love to stay abreast with the latest trends. I am a big supporter of Etsy because in a commercialized world like ours, most people are losing touch for precious, pretty things and failing to recognize the hardwork and immense talent that skilled artisans have for handmade, vintage and one of a kind pieces.

Describe yourself in three words:  innovative, artistic, compassionate

Fall piece you cant live without: As of now, maternity floral dresses.

Most recent fashion-related purchase:  Cotton fairisle knitted dress for my baby that I am waiting to try on her.

Do you craft/make anything else outside of whats in your shop?
Yes, I love fabric and sewing,  macrame, jewelry designing and making, clay and pottery.

Three bands/singers you cant get enough of: Simon and Garfunkel, Carpenters,KT Tunstall and many many more

What made you decide to start a shop?  My baby has been my inspiration...I started off making so much stuff for her that I thought I need to extend this passion because I simply loved crocheting and knitting.

Significance of your shop name? Bikkand ( small seed in my language)/ Bikki is what my husband calls me. Beehive because it reminds me of a crocheted/woven closet and oozes out sweet nectar/honey...more like my hive sweet hive(home).

Favorite item in your shop right now?



Prasanna has graciously offered some of the adorable items from her shop as a giveaway to ONE lucky Miskabelly reader!!  Here are the items that are up for grabs:

                  

Your entry gives you the chance to win the berry crochet mary janes with matching headband AND an additional pair of yellow crochet mary janes (SO cute!!).

Here's how to enter:
1. Follow our blog! Once you become a follower, just leave a comment below, telling what your favorite item from Bikki's Beehive is.
2. Follow Miskabelly (@miskabelly) on twitter…and again, just a quick comment to let us know you did (with your twitter user name) and share
 what your favorite item from Bikki's Beehive is.
3. If you’re already following the blog and our twitter—simply leave a comment, telling us what your favorite item from 
Bikki's Beehive
 is!
4. Once we tweet about the giveaway, you can re-tweet to gain an extra entry!
5.  For an ADDITIONAL entry, you can vote for us on Top Baby Blogs (just click here, then click again).  Just leave a comment letting us know you voted!

Multiple entries are allowed (if you want to follow the blog, AND our twitter AND re-tweet AND vote for us, go for it!).  This contest will run through next Monday, November 1st.  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.
 


Good Luck!!
Manda & Jayme 

36 comments:

Mandy said...

I love the mary janes! And I am a follower!

-Mandy
shebreathesdeeply@gmail.com

shegoesboom said...

I love the rose and cream mary-janes and I am following you on Google Reader!!

stumbull said...

I am a follower and I love all the maryjanes, my little girl can never have enough cute shoes!
stumbull at gmail dot com

Melanie said...

Follow you and I really like the purple haze baby set

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Melanie said...

miskabelly twitter @kaiasmommy

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Melanie said...

I also really like the granny square baby blanket

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Melanie said...

http://twitter.com/kaiasmommy/status/28751635508

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Jenny said...

I'm a follower, and I love the Ugg style booties...soo adorable! jennywigdahl@gmail.com

Jenny said...

I voted on top baby blogs too! jennywigdahl@gmail.com

Brooke said...

I voted

Brooke said...

I am a follower and I LOVE the yellow mary janes!

Crystal said...

Those are so cute! I follow your blog.

Lizzie said...

I'm a new follower and my favorite is the "rose" crochet mary janes!

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

I voted at Top Baby Blogs.

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

Became a GFC follower as "sswpss"
and my fav item is the Baby Crochet set Ugg style boots/shoes/booties and beanie with visor - http://www.etsy.com/listing/59039269/baby-crochet-set-ugg-style

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

I voted for u on Top Baby Blogs

sswpss at yahoo dot com

mvegan said...

I follow this blog and love the mary jane/flower headband sets! so sweet :)

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...

I love the "lavender field" cloche and mary janes!

elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

deanna said...

GFC
fave: Handmade Crochet Baby Girl Mary Janes/shoes/booties with headband Sunshine
deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
xoxoxo

deanna said...

voted
deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
xoxoxo

Miranda said...

I love the mary janes in berry with matching headband!

I of course voted for you! Love the dress by the way!

Miranda said...

I follow you on twitter by @luvlypeacock

I would die from cuteness overload if my Lillian were able to wear the berry mary janes!

Rita said...

Would love any of the mary janes for my little girl.

Shannon said...

gfc follower and my favorite is the ugg style boots!

snaugle81@gmail.com

Shannon said...

twitter follower and my favorite is the ugg style booties

snaugle81@gmail.com

Shannon said...

voted!

snaugle81@gmail.com

Peach Nia said...

lovelylittledeer at hotmail dot co dot uk

i follow yoir blog

Peach Nia said...

Organic cotton Crochet Wash cloths/wipes/scrubs made with natures cotton yarn is my fave

Brown Eyed Mama said...

Oh, man. The mary janes? I could cry they're so cute!

Following, and I voted!

asl said...

i follow on gfc. i like the purple haze set

asl said...

i follow on twitter. texanq

Leah Baggett Photography said...

I love the berry mary janes and headband.

Abigail said...

I just love these cute little rose mary janes!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/58266633/handmade-crochet-baby-mary

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Heidi said...

im a follower and my fave is the lavender fields chunky set
heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

Heidi said...

i voted on top mommy blogs
heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

Baby Names said...

She was really creative. Some where simple yet elegant.