Who's behind the product and GIVEAWAY!

This weeks 'Who's behind the product and giveaway' is from the lovely Kylie of Tiges and Weince. Kylie is the WAHM of one and the driving force behind the gorgeous change mats, burp cloths, bibs, nappy compacts, gift sets, iron on transfers, tee shirts and more available through her fun shop HERE. Be sure to pop into her shop soon as Tiges and Wience currently has a great deal running: Spend $40 (before shipping costs) or more and receive 15% off total order. Offer is not forever so be quick, finishes 5th June!

1. Tee Shirts 2. Nappy Compacts 3. Gift Sets 4. Change Mats 5. Bibs 6. Iron on Transfers

Tell us all about yourself and your craft?
My name is Kylie, I am 33, live in Melbourne Australia, married to my wonderful husband Daniel, and the mother of my angel (well 99% of the time) Hudson who is nearly 10months. I have an extensive back ground in fashion design in both ladies and children's wear, but my passion has always been in children's arena. I am inspired by bright colour, clean design, and anything that makes me smile. Design, sewing and pattern making is what I know how to do well so to venture in making my own baby accessories and other odds and ends felt very natural.

How long have you been creating your craft?
For about 12 months, and the last 3 months I have decided to put all my energy in and take growing this business very seriously.

What is one of the biggest lesson you have learnt about your craft & selling it?
MMMMMMMM this is tricky to answer. Well I have learnt that I have to be to some degree a little unemotional about what I design and make, while I learn what the consumer wants. This is the hardest thing I believe an artist has to accept, not everybody loves what you love. In regards to selling it, well that's a journey I am still on, ask me again in 12 months.

Which of your items did you have the most fun creating & why?
I have always loved my 'Baby To Go' boxes as I couldn't think of a better gift all packed away in a noodle box. Recently I have loved making my nappy compacts as they are just perfect when you have a quick errand to do and don't need a whole nappy bag. I made this for myself before I decided to sell them, as I found them very handy.

Is there a basic 'household' item you use when creating that seems to work just as good if not better than the actual 'tool'?
I use my dining table as a cutting table. It's a great size and height.

What is your favourite candy bar & why?
Asking me for a favourite is a challenge when you are speaking to a chocoholic. I can't narrow it down so I will have to say BIG Kit Kat with Caramel, Boost Bar, and Bounty. However when I was in Canada I fell in love with this bar called "OH HENRY", it's a shame we can't get them in OZ.

If money, responsibilities, and time were no issues where in the great wide world would you go & why?
I have traveled quite a lot so it's hard to pick like the candy bar, but I am still and always will be in love with the beauty of Paris. The language, fashion, architecture, art, Louvre, red wine and of course Nutella Crepes. I love how the streets wind around and nothing is grid like so you always find something new.

I'm sure you'll all be after this great giveaway from Tiges and Wience - one randomly chosen person will win a Lemon Cupcake bib and face washer set! Gorgeous!!

Visit Tiges and Wience Etsy Shop. Then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item and why.

To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must fulfill the first REQUIRED entry. But for extra entries, you can either:

* Become a Follower of Kookie blog by clicking 'Follow this blog' located on the sidebar (if you follow us already just comment to let us know and Thank You); or

* Become a follower of the Tiges and Weince blog HERE

* Blog about the contest with a link back to Kookie the blog and be sure to leave a link to your post so we can check it out; or

* Place the Kookie button on your blogs sidebar. (The HTML code is located under the badge in the Kookie blog sidebar) be sure to leave a link so we can check it out.

Be sure to leave a separate comment for every extra entry to claim them with a way to contact you eg: email address and GOOD LUCK!! Entries are open to Australian and international residents and closes at midnight Sunday the 14th of June.

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Tiges and Weince said...

Thanks very much for promoting my give away :)

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

So many lovely items I do love the Squirrel smock bib:
so cute and practical and just love the combination of colours (check out my etsy store if you don't believe me!)

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Oh I can't decide between the squirrel smock bib and the black and white nappy compact.

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

I'm a tiges and weince blog follower

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

I have a kookie button on my blog.

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

And I'm a kookie blog follower. YAY! I'm in with a good chance. Great new things in the shop Kylie.

Tida Bella Monkey said...

You have a really nice shop, but, I must say I love the car bib :-)

Tida Bella Monkey said...

and ....
the oink oink baby tee - thats to cute!

carmel said...

My favourite is tuity fruity-what a brilliant idea :)

Anonymous said...

My fav is the black, white and yellow change mat - fabulous colours :)