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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Half-Moon Originals Give-Away

I have some sweet, super-talented friends named Karen and Susan. They run an Etsy store called
They craft steel fabric-covered magnetic boards. Clever, cute and practical.
I have a brand-new baby girl.
Isn't she sweet.
My great friends made this Half-Moon Original gift for my brand-new baby girl (thank you and I love it).
I love the little steel magnets that hold my items in place.
And now Half-Moon Originals wants to give away one of their designs to a lucky follower of My Dear Trash.

Do you want to win this little beauty? Her name is Ellie.
She measures 25.5 by 30 inches. That's some serious decorating space to fill.

You know the routine. Become a follower and leave a comment. If you're already a follower, just leave a cute little comment and your qualified too.
I asked Karen and Susan to share their story, for us to learn and be enlightened by their journey to Etsy success. Here's what they had to say.

Hello, our names are Karen and Susan. Over the years we have each created many different things. We have always known that we wanted to create something together, but we weren't sure what. We love fabric and we both love to decorate our homes. We feel a desire to make beautiful things and surround ourselves with things we have created. The decision to create magnet boards just evolved. We wanted magnet boards for our little girls rooms so we played around with the idea of covering the metal with fabric, and we came up with this. We were lucky to have Susan's husband Mike help us out with the metal. He owns a sheet metal fabricating shop and we were able to program their plasma cutter to cut out our designs. We have been excited to try out all the different shapes we have thought of. We had fun creating our etsy site and had help from Karen's husband Tony in creating our logo and our graphics (ok he designed them for us, we didn't really help at all except to pick from the many beautiful options he created!) When we are not creating beautiful magnet boards, we are spending time with our families. Between the two of us we have 9 children, 2 dogs, a cat, a gecko, and 2 husbands. We first met in 2004 when Susan moved into the neighborhood. Karen decided Susan could be her friend when she offered her candy from her purse in church. It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone who has candy in their purse at church (and is willing to share) can be our friend.


Karen and Susan, thank you so much for sharing your story and for the amazing give-away. Winner will be announced Friday, April 23.

F.Y.I. The Earth Day Book Drive is going great. We've already filled both bins at Changing Hands and Bookmans and new bins are ready to be filled. Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. Do something special and donate your gently used books to either the My Dear Trash Earth Day book drive or to a library in your community. Mother Earth thanks you.

16 comments:

  1. Eden is such a doll! Love her little dress!

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  2. I love Eden's first dress picture!! Thank you for the chance to win Ellie. I am painting my daughter's room and this would be a great piece hanging on her wall.She loves pink:)

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  3. Baby Eden is precious in her first dress. Love,love,love Ellie the elephant

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  4. Eden you are so precious! im sure she's getting lots of love from all her brothers. little ellie the elephant would look great in rose's room. so cute!!
    whitmanaz (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. what a precious giveaway! i'm a HUGE elephant fan, my mom is still safely holding onto Ella-Phant, my home-made pink and blue big-eared beauty for my first child :)

    smd3i1108@gmail.com

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  6. So cute! I also have a new baby girl.

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  7. Ellie is adorable and would look great in my daughter's pink room!

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  8. Love it. I have walls that could cover!

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  9. Eden is beautiful and I love the Ellie the Elephant, And really love all you wonderful ladies, Laura, Susan and Karen. All my great friends. Hope I win!!!

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  10. She is so precious! Enjoy her! Our baby girl came in June of 2009 after 9 years of trying. We have a boy who is almost 10 and let me tell you they are so different! She loves to play with her "Bubba" that is what she calls him. I'm afraid poor Eden won't be able to date ever with that many brothers! LOL! :)

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  11. I've been reading your page for a few weeks now and love it! The Ellie giveaway gave me a great reason to officially start following your page :) Eden is a doll...congrats!

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  12. Your new baby is just beautiful, congratulations! My daughter's name is Ellie and I would love to win the pink elephant magnet board for her room.

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  13. Congrats on your new baby! I would love to be entered into the contest, that elephant would look so cute in my baby girl room :)

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  14. I WOULD LOVE THE ELEPHANT. I ALSO LIKE THE NAME ELLIE

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  15. That would be perfect for my Ellie's room.

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  16. I just found your blog and I love it!! We adopted, Helen, from Ethiopia in December and she is FASCINATED by elephants-we draw elephants on the driveway with chalk all day long (they have to have a hair bow!! Hee hee) Sweet Ellie would be perfect in Helen's room-even if she doesn't have a hair bow!!

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