Monday, November 8, 2010

CLOSED: Handmade Feature/Giveaway: A.O.kay Designs

This week we would like to introduce you to a lovely little etsy shop--with crocheted baby goodies (we're talking tiny hats and hair accessories too cute for words) and embellished onesies (I'm obsessed with this green and pink tree with contrast stitching!).  The shop is called A.O. kay Designs and the owner/designer is Crystal--a stay at home mom of two.

Let's get to know a little more about Crystal:

What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like?
I’m a stay at home mommy of two adorable little girls, Aubrey 5 and Olivia 2.  They keep me busy all day long.  We play, learn, and make lots of messes.  When I’m not busy with them I try and sneak in some cooking, cleaning, and anything else I need to get done.  I’ve been married to the sweetest guy for over 6 years.   We just moved back to our home town and are loving the small town life. 

Describe yourself in three words.
Crafty, easy going, and caring

Fall piece you can’t live without: my brown sweater.  I love it.

Most recent fashion-related purchase: new jeans.  I was in desperate need.

 Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
Absolutely!  I love all types of crafts and share them on my blog

Any pet peeves? Most of my pet peeves come from driving like not people not using a blinker, or driving to close.

Bad habits? I’m easily distracted.   I have so many unfinished projects because a new idea comes and I have to start it right away.  Also our house suffers because of this as well.  You always know when I finished something because our house looks like a tornado hit. 

Desert-island food? I can’t live without pizza and Reeses peanut butter cups.

Another blog you follow regularly:
There are so many!  My favorite is probably Sumo’s Sweet Stuff  She crafts for her two little girls so it’s perfect for me.

What made you decide to start a shop?
I’ve been blogging for the last year and have been thinking about opening my own shop for a while.  Since we moved back home we are trying to save up as much money to build a house.  It seemed like the perfect time.  I am hoping to help out with the saving a bit or at least cover my crafting addiction.

Significance of your shop name?
A and O come from my daughters Aubrey and Olivia.  They are the ones that inspire me to create and often spark the ideas I have for my shop.

Favorite item in your shop right now?
Probably my heart onesie.  It is so soft and sweet. 

Crystal has put together an awesome prize, with some super cute things from her shop!  Enter for your chance to win: red crocheted leggings, a red rosette hair clip AND $20 to spend as you please at A.O.kay!

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 A.O.kay Designs 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  
A.O.kay Designs is.
3. If you’re already following the blog and our twitter—simply leave a comment, telling us what your favorite item from A.O.kay Designs is!
4. Once we tweet about the giveaway, you can re-tweet to gain an extra entry!

Multiple entries are allowed (if you want to follow the blog, AND our twitter AND re-tweet  go for it!).  This contest will run through next Sunday, November 14th.  The winner will be chosen through a random number generator.

Good Luck!!
Manda & Jayme 


Mandy said...

my son would freak out at the football onesie, so that might be my favorite...but I love the crochet flower too...mandybeez at gmail

AliLilly said...

I am a new follower! :)

AliLilly said...

I follow Miskabelly on twitter!

Better Life Bags said...

following! I'd love to win those baby leg warmers for my baby girl due in January!

KTSBerg said...

Have been following and love your blog! Are baby girl is due in Jan and the heart onesie, which is mama's favorite,would be perfect for her! I also really like both of the rosette clips they sale!

Callie said...

I follow your blog and my favorite is the red car onesie!


natalie /dave said...

i follow your blog and love the pink and gree tree :)

natalie /dave said...

I follow Miskabelly on twitter and love the football onesie too!

{K} said...

I follow you and I think her onesies are cute, esp. the red car one!

dandvmom at hotmail dot com

ash said...

Green and Pink Tree onesie. I love THIS!

ashley d fines at gmail dot com

omginindy said...

I love the leg warmers!

stumbull said...

I am a sucker for legwarmers, I even learned how to make some from women's socks so def the legwarmers and wouldn't they be so adorable for christmas!!!!
stumbull at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

I am already a follower and I love, love, love the legwarmers! They are just precious!

Linda said...

I follow on GFC (Linda R) and my fave item is the Purple Scalloped edge sun hat

lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

mvegan said...

I follow your blog and love the tree onesie :)

myblueyez said...

I'm now fing you and I love the football onesie.

myblueyez said...

I'm following on Twitter..
I like the football onesie..

Christina said...

I am a follower and I adore the pumpkin hat :)

Christina said...

I am following Miskabelly on twitter as gcbabykisses.

Tannis said...

I'm a follower. I like the green and pink tree onesie.
tannis_z at excite dot com

Stephanie Wohlgemuth, Interior Design Consultant said...

I love the blue and brown earflap hat!
I'm a follower.

Frugaluser said...

I love the Argyle Giraffe onesie

Susanmeep said...

The red car onesie is the best! And I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @

asl said...

i follow your blog. my fav item is that is sooo cute. audreyshay @ yahoo . com

asl said...

i follow, username texanq. i like the tree onesie.

audreyshay @ yahoo . com

Teton Cocoa Company said...

I love the leg warmers

Rachel said...

Definitely the baby pumpkin hat. Haven't seen that before!

rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

Rachel said...

twitter follower (rmfollow)

rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com