This means I've been hard at work creating gifts of course, something I enjoy, but I've recently considered asking some bloggers to review my work and possibly send out a coupon code for my Etsy Shop after I put up my product.
The gifts I make are custom, hand-embroidered wedding/anniversary keepsake pillows. As you can see from the pictures below, each pillow is designed by me in a process that does not involve tracing or pre-cut fabric. All designs and appliques are made by hand by me. Even the design I follow when embroidering is first written onto the pillow by hand. For this reason, they are a more expensive gift, but that makes them all the more beautiful and well-fitted to being a "displayable" keepsake. These also make wonderful ring-bearer pillows, and I'm able to include directions and a matching pin & ribbon for the pillow for those who want to use it as such.
|Hand-written, hand-embroidered verse. Colors done to match a "hot pink" wedding. I purposely left the letters unconnected in certain places to make it "pop out".|
Because the pillows are made almost completely of re-purposed wedding dresses, they all look different. I also buy a variety of pillow forms, so the shape is often different as well. This means that I can't guarantee that one pillow will look just like another, but it also means that I am free to customize them to very specific customer wishes. Each pillow includes one custom applique, one phrase or verse of choice, and the bride & groom first names along with the date. Extra designs, appliques, phrases or whatever else a customer would like can be included, but there is an up-charge for this.
I am currently looking for two bloggers that would like to review & promote this on their site. I would custom-sew a pillow for each blogger (it can be for your wedding/anniversary or as a gift for someone that you want to send it to), along with a special coupon code for them to distribute to their readers. Please let me know if this is something that you are interested in by emailing me at email@example.com.
If you are not a blogger, but are interested in purchasing a pillow, please let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current prices of a pillow are between $65 & $95 depending on the size requested (the size of the pillow in the pictures above is about 19"x13" and would probably sell for around $75). If you mention that you saw this blog post, I will knock $10 off the final price of any pillow you would like to purchase as long as the order is placed before 07/31/13.
Thanks for looking!