March 21, 2011

MOMpreneur Monday: Nikki In Stitches...GIVEAWAY!

Welcome back to Sweet Stella's! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!


Today, I am so incredibly, very excited! Not only is this MOMpreneur a wonderful one (and one of my favourites), there's a GIVEAWAY of amazing proportions at the end!



What do you do?


My name is Nikki McGonigal and I am the crafter/writer behind Nikki, In Stitches. I design, create, and provide instructions for craft projects from all mediums; from knitting and sewing, to cardmaking and home decor, and everything in between. I sell kits to go along with many of my projects, and just started selling patterns for my original designs.



I have a passion for teaching my readers new skills and techniques. I enjoy encouraging them to try something new. And I love when we embark on a craft project together, and learn alongside each other.


After many requests from readers, I have just opened my Etsy shop where I sell a few finished products. This gives me an opportunity to showcase my sewing skills, which is my favorite of all crafty mediums I dabble in!



Why do you love it?


There are so many reasons why I love what I do. It gives me the opportunity to stay home with my two babies, and there's no place I'd rather be. Before becoming a mommy, I was a teacher, so crafting and blogging allows me to still fill that need. But really, I don't think I have a choice but to love it...it's in my genes. My mother was a crafter. My grandmother was a crafter. I grew up working alongside them, and those memories are the ones that I look back on most fondly.



What advice do you have for other MOMpreneurs?


What works for me may not work for every MOMpreneur, but what I have found is the best way to work from home with my little ones thrown into the mix, is to incorporate them as much as possible. My son, 3, is my assistant for every project I work on. When I gather supplies for what we will be doing the next day, I make sure to include things that are safe for him to work with. He sits next to me, we talk and joke as we work and often times I am surprised at the ideas he comes up with...and you'd be surprised at how often they are actually used in the final product! I'm not sure if creativity is passed down or learned from the environment we grow up in, but either way, he's off to a great start, and I love having him as my partner!


Amazing advice Nikki, and beautiful products!!


Now onto the GIVEAWAY portion for today! Nikki has generously donated a $25 credit toward her Etsy store!


How to enter:



MANDATORY ENTRY:


Go to Nikki In Stiches on Etsy, and comment here what you would spend your $25 credit on!



Bonus Entries:

1) Become a fan of Nikki In Stitches on facebook; comment here that you're her newest fan!


2) Become a follower of @NikkiInStitches on Twitter; comment here that you're a follower!


3) Become a fan of Sweet Stella's on facebook; comment here that you are!


4) Enter the Sweet Stella's fanpage giveaway; comment here that you have!


5) Stop by Nikki In Stitches' website, and comment here with your favourite pattern!


6) Become a follower or subscriber of the Nikki In Stitches blog!

**Don't forget to put your email address on your entries so we can contact you when you win!!**


A Winner will be announced on FRIDAY at 9am EST!


Good luck!

57 comments:

ajh1985 said...

Love love love Nikki :D

Hanlon Lain Photography said...

I would spend it on the fabric rosettes! they would be PERFECT for photography props!!!!!

Nica Lapitan said...

Im nikki's newest fan on Facebook

Nica Lapitan said...

if i have 25 dollars credit i would spend it on Anitque Rose Hair Clip Set and Candy Shop Fabric Rosette - Set of 3.... Love this things...

Nica Lapitan said...

Im the newest fan of Sweet Stella's on facebook....

Ginger said...

I (literally inspired) am your newest fan on facebook.

Ginger said...

I am a sucker for Nikki's fabric rosettes. I think they are amazing!

Mel said...

I would definitely spend the $25 on the antique flower/rose clips! They are to die for!!!

Mel said...

I am also Nikki in Stitches newest fan on facebook!!

Mel said...

...AND I am Sweet Stella's newest fan on Facebook as well!!!

Shannon said...

I would get the sailboat onesie, perfect for our cruise to Bermuda in May!

Shannon said...

I follow Sweet Stellas on FB :)

Shannon said...

I entered the Sweet Stellas fanpage giveaway!

Shannon said...

I like the Annie's Apron pattern!

Lisa P said...

I like Nikki on FB

Lisa P said...

I love you [on fb]

Lisa P said...

i entered the Sweet Stellas fanpage giveaway

Lisa P said...

I love the rosettes!

kelliemorgan said...

The fabric rosettes are my favorite!

kelliemorgan said...

I like Nikki on Facebook! Thanks!

jeanie* m a d e said...

I love the fabric rosettes! Especially the Candy Shoppe ones :)

Mommy Time said...

I love the Candy Shop Fabric Rosette - Set of 3 in Nikki's Esty Shop =)

Mommy Time said...

i'm a fan of Nikki In Stitches on Facebook!

Mommy Time said...

I'm a fan of Stella Sweets on Facebook.

Mommy Time said...

I'm a Nikki in Stitches Blog Follower

jeanie* m a d e said...

I am a fan on Facebook!
www.facebook.com/JeanieLapenna

Mommy Time said...

my favorite pattern from Nikki's website is the Annie's Apron - A Craft Apron For Little Ones!

jeanie* m a d e said...

now following Sweet Stella's

Mommy Time said...

i entered the fanpage giveaway at Stella's.

jeanie* m a d e said...

Ooohhh, I love Annies Apron for Nikki In Stitchs

jeanie* m a d e said...

following Nikki in Stitches blog

nat a. said...

Well... the $25 would go to a purchase of items that include: A Ruffle Bottom Onesie, A set (or two-so many beautiful colors) of Antique Rose Hair Clips, and an ADORABLE Rosebud Beach Hat!
natalie
it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

nat a. said...

Well, I am a fan of Nikki in Stitches... but in all honesty, I am probably not her "newest" fan! I have been a fan for a while now.
natalie
it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

Just Jill said...

Ruffle Bottom Onesie with Heart Applique (6-12 Months)

I would get that

Just Jill said...

Im a fan of Nikki In Stitches on FB

The Miller Five said...

I would totally get the ruffle bottom onesie! I'd need two for my twin neice's!

Just Jill said...

Im a fan of Sweet Stella's on FB

nat a. said...

Oh- my name is Natalie Alexander for the fb post above!

I now follow Nikki In Stitches on Twitter (NatalieAlxndr)
natalie
it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

The Miller Five said...

I'm a fan of Nikki In Stitches on FB!

Just Jill said...

Sweet Stella's fanpage giveaway I entered...didnt win:( but I entered

The Miller Five said...

I'm a new fan of Sweet Stella's!

nat a. said...

I am a fan of Sweet Stella's on fb!
(Natalie Alexander)
natalie
it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

The Miller Five said...

I already follow the Nikki In Stitches blog!

shellz said...

Already a fan of Nikki in Stitches!

Just Jill said...

my favorite pattern from Nikki's website is the Annie's Apron - A Craft Apron For Little Ones!

The Miller Five said...

I missed the fanpage giveaway! It just ended when I got over there. :(

shellz said...

New fan of Sweet Stella's!

nat a. said...

I subscribed to the Nikki in Stitches blog via email!
natalie
it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

nat a. said...

My favorite pattern on the Nikki in Stitches website is the very cute Annie's Apron!
natalie
it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

shellz said...

Love the antique roses from Nikki

The Miller Five said...

My favorite pattern is the Annie's Apron. Too cute!

Atutudes said...

I would love to spend that gift certificate on fabric rosettes!

Atutudes1@gmail.com

Atutudes said...

I am a fan of Nikki in Stitches on Facebook

Atutudes1@gmail.com

Atutudes said...

I'm a fan of Sweet Stella's on Facebook!


Atutudes1@gmail.com

Atutudes said...

I follow nikki on twitter

Atutudes1@gmail.com

Atutudes said...

I follow sweet stellas on twitter

Atutudes1@gmail.com

The Riebeek Family said...

sugar n spice rosettes

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