Sunday, April 20, 2014

Giveaway with Sassy Kid Blanks!

Hi there! I am really excited about today's giveaway!  We are changing things up a bit and are teaming up with Melissa from Sassy Kid Blanks to do a dual giveaway!



Have you heard of a "blank" before?  Well, it turns out I was one of those people who didn't know what a blank was! When I came across Sassy Kid Blanks, I was super impressed with the quality of their garments and the different options they have in their store! I was one of those mom's who has tried to find decent blank shirts to appliqué fun designs on for my little girls! ( I just had no idea, that's what they were called)  Well, I don't have to search anymore! Sassy Kid Blanks, has an excellent variety of designs of products for a great price!


I am excited to introduce you to Melissa, the owner of Sassy Kid Blanks!  I was able to do a small interview with her so you could get to know her a little better!


1. Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a mother of two sweet little girls, and wife of a wonderful supportive husband. We currently live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I was born and raised in South Carolina. I love where I am from, and I have stayed close to my roots. It is a great life, and I feel blessed every day for it. 
I grew up exposed to sewing and crafting from my mom. She almost always had a project going. I started cross-stitching when I was a young girl. Then of course, I took Home Economics back when I was in middle school. That was back when they still offered it in schools. I made my first skirt then. I remember when Martha Stewart came on the scene and opened up the world of crafting and home-making. I was obsessed with Martha back in the day and my mom and I tried out many of her projects. Crafting and sewing was how my mom and I spent time together usually. It was always relaxing and fun! 


2.  For those of us who don't know,  can you explain to us what a "blank" is?

Essentially, a blank is a non-embellished garment upon which a design can be added. In addition to shirts, blank garments include dresses, onesies, rompers, etc. A company who sells blanks will have a ready supply of the same styles for their customers to rely upon for their embroidering or crafting needs on a regular basis. Here is a before & after photo of our Sassy Shirt! 

3.   Tell us about your business, and how it got started?

As years passed, I continued to craft and sew. I purchased my very own sewing machine shortly after I was married. I made most of the curtains and pillows seen in our home. But I always longed for an embroidery machine - even more so after I started having children. I always thought I can do that stuff I see in the stores. And let's face it, there is more satisfaction when you make something yourself. 

So after years of dreaming, I finally took the plunge and bought an embroidery/sewing machine combo. As I started embroidering for my girls and for my friends as well. I opened an Etsy shop and was keeping really busy. However, I just could never find plain kids clothes that were exactly what I wanted to embellish. I had these cute appliques, but the shirts just didn't have that pizazz - or the sass I wanted. That is when it dawned on me I should design a line of clothing for embroiders, like me, who want something special upon which to put their appliques and designs. Sassy Kid was born! 

I started sketching and figuring out what I wanted the blanks to look. To make a long story short, finding a manufacturer and getting to the end product our customers see now took over a year. Here is a picture of one of my early sketches of the short sleeve Sassy Shirt. It is obvious I am not an artist. Ha ha! But there is a lot of love and effort put into my designs. 



4.  What advice would you give to someone who wants to start doing embroidery and appliqué on shirts?

My first piece of advice is to invest in a good machine if you don't have one already. Find a licensed dealer in your area who sells embroidery machines. They are experts and will know how to take care of you and your machine. If you have a problem with the machine, they can fix it. The store where I bought my machine has great customer service and support. They taught me how to use my machine properly. I could not have been successful without them. 

Girls Long Sleeve Empire Waist Dress -- Purchase Here


5.  Do you have any coming soon or new products you'd like to tell us about?

Our Sassy Empire Dress that has been so popular this spring has a long sleeve twin for the fall and winter! We have long sleeve Sassy Shirts for the fall in two beautiful colors - plum and brown! They will be perfect for applique pumpkins and turkeys. 

Girls Long Sleeve Shirt -- Purchase Here


Now, that you know how awesome Melissa is and can see how cute and sassy her blanks are, we thought it would be fun to do a little package giveaway!

TWO WINNERS will each receive: a $10 gift certificate to Sassy Kid Blanks & a $10 gift certificate to Fort Worth Fabric Studio!


To enter to win, answer the following question:

What would you make if you won?! 

Please leave your answer in the comment section below.  If you are an anonymous or no-reply blogger, please include your email address so we can contact you if you win!

You can also get two more entries:
1. Like Sassy Kid Blanks on Facebook -- HERE
2. Like Fort Worth Fabric Studio on Facebook HERE

Just leave separate comments for extra entries!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Good Luck and I'll talk to you soon,

PS: I would make matching appliqué dresses for my two little girls--in a 4th of July theme, using this dress in white!

107 comments:

Melva Palmer said...

More quilts :)

Emily Breclaw said...

I'd get matching color dresses for my three daughters, and applique one with an owl, one with a giraffe, and one with a cat to match their favorite animals. They love looking coordinated, but still having unique elements to their clothes, and that's hard to find storebought. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. (I didn't know what a blank was either, but am thrilled to know about an alternative to seethru Hobby Lobby t-shirts!)

ShirleyC said...

I would applique some cute summer shirts for my little granddaughter!

ShirleyC said...

I follow FWFS on Facebook!

ShirleyC said...

I follow Sassy Kids Blanks on FB.

Cindy Danley said...

Love SKB designs!

Cindy Danley said...

I would make matching skirts and shirts

Julie said...

I'd make some cute clothes for my three girls. What fun things!

Julie said...

I like FWFS on facebook!

Karen Rhodes said...

I would monogram and/or applique my granddaughters initials on a shirt or their cute dress.

Karen Rhodes said...

I like FWFS on fb

Karen Rhodes said...

I like SKB on fb

java diva said...

I would let my daughter pick & then help her decorate with some illustration & appliqués. I'd teach her how to sew it on.

java diva said...

Liked FWS on fb

java diva said...

Liked SKB on fb.

Shar said...

I have a granddaughter coming in September. I would make a cute Christmas outfit.

QuiltinGram said...

I would make appliqués dress for my grand daughter!

Mara said...

You mean I don't have to sew the dress to do embroidery on it? I haven't heard of blanks either, I would get a long sleeve empire waist dress and and flowers to it for my daughter.

Mara said...

I "Like" FWFS on FB

Mara said...

And I 'Like" SKB on FB

Jess Z said...

I would get a dress for my daughter's 1st birthday!

Jess Z said...

I follow FWFS on Facebook

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Dresses for my daughter :)

Digiscrapations said...

I have 4 granddaughters I think cute summer shirts would be ideal. Thanks for the chance to win.

Digiscrapations said...

I like FWFS on facebook.

Lee said...

I had no idea these were called "blank" either! I would make my niece a cute dress for summer!

nettie said...

What fun idea I have never seen this before either...I wish I had this around when my girls was small......I would love to try it for my granddaughters......;O) thanks again for a wonderful idea.....

Leslie said...

I would make a shirt for my daughter! Love the Sassy Shirt.

Leslie said...

I'm a FB fan of Sassy Kids Blanks

Leslie said...

I'm a FB fan of Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Emily C said...

I would embroider a cute dress for my niece.

Emily C said...

I follow Fort Worth Fabric Studio on Facebook.

Lisa said...

Liked Sassy Kid Blanks on FB

Lisa said...

Liked FWFS on FB!

Lisa said...

I would do whale designs on shirts for my boys for the summer!

Lou said...

I would use the short sleeved dress and machine emb something super cute on it for my grand daughter:)

Lou said...

I liked Sassy Kids Blanks on FB

Lou said...

I already like FWFS on FB:)

Anonymous said...

Monogramed shirt for my great granddaughter. chellas@sbcglobal.net

Linda said...

ALREADY FOLLOW FWFS ON

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

I liked Sassy Kids Blanks on FB

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

HELLO, I'd make a cute dress for my new great grandaughter!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Abbigail said...

My 2 granddaughters want matching shirts!

Abbigail said...

I liked Sassy Kids Blanks on FB

Abbigail said...

I already like FWFS on FB and also get your emails!

Melanie said...

I would appliqué a pumpkin on the long sleeve shirt for my little girl. For FWFS I would buy your towel kit that was on your blog last week.

PK Sews said...

I would make a cute shirt for my three-year-old granddaughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

PK Sews said...

I like Fort Worth Fabric Studio on Facebook

Jess said...

Baby gifts. It seems like everybody my age is having a baby these days.

jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com.

Ella and Nesta said...

I love the Girls Sleeveless A-line Dress too! Summer is coming and I have two daughters who would love this dress!

Deanna said...

I liked skb on fb

pippirose said...

I would applique on a peasant top for my little grand-daughter.

pippirose said...

I like Sassy Kids Blanks on FB (Piroska B...)

pippirose said...

I like FWFS on FB (Piroska B...)

Kathy Davis said...

I would make a T-shirt for my granddaughter Nellie. (My son lives in Greenville, SC. We love to visit.)
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

I Like Fort Worth Fabric Studio on Facebook as Kathy Newsom Davis.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Kathy Davis said...

I like Sassy Kid Blanks on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

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Janie said...

I would have to make a quilt. Thanks for the chance!

Diann said...

Please pass on to Melissa that having to register at her site even to find out the prices of the items is a total turn off. I would never shop at any website that does that.

Brenda said...

I'd like to make matching (or coordinating) shirts for my three nephews who still like to dress alike even though they are getting older, and something that coordinates with them for their almost 2 year old sister, who is well loved by her big brothers.

Brenda said...

I like Sassy Kids Blanks on Facebook.

Brenda said...

I like Fort Worth Fabric Studio on Facebook.

Tiffany said...

We just found out we're getting a new niece or nephew in November. I'd love to make something cute for him/her!

Tiffany said...

I like Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

Connie said...

How cute! I would make something for my grand-daughters!

Connie said...

I like Sassy Kid Blanks on FB!

Connie said...

I like Forth Worth Fabrics on FB!

nicolesender said...

I'd personalize a boys short sleeve shirt for my grandson and use some fabric for a quilt.

nicolesender said...

Liked Sassy Kid Blanks on Facebook : Nicole Sender

nicolesender said...

Liked Fort Worth Fabric Studio on Facebook: Nicole Sender.

OhioLori said...

I would make my Grangirlie the "Girls Sleeveless A-line Dress".....in the Bright shocking Pink of course! lol She loooooves Pink! (would make her the pheasant top too...so cute!

I don't do the FB, Twitter etc stuff...thank you so much for chance to participate this way too. :)

Jeanne Gwin said...

I have a sweet little girl who is needing a new fun summer dress. thanks

Jeanne Gwin said...

Liked SKB's on FB

Jeanne Gwin said...

Liked FWFS on FB

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

I'd embroider tops or dresses for my little girls, ages 3 and 6.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I would get a top or dress for my Granddaughter, and do a counted cross stitch on the front with waste canvas.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I followed Sassy Kids Blanks on fb.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I follow Fort Worth Studio on FB

Lisa said...

I would probably makes onsies for some friends baby showers!

Lisa said...

I am a follower of Fort Worth Fabrics!

Kim said...

I would love to make a skirt. They are quick and easy to make.

Tamie said...

I would love to make something for my little granddaughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

Libby said...

I would make my granddaughter some cute outfits!

Libby said...

I like Sassy Kid Blanks on fb

Libby said...

I like Ft. Worth Fabrics on fb

Anonymous said...

I would make a sweet dress for my great granddaughter, chellas@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

likes Ft.Worth fabrics. chellas@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

following Sassy Kids Blanks........chellas@sbcglobal.net

Charlene Boykin said...

I liked Sassy Kid Blanks on FB

Charlene Boykin said...

Love to have my first Sassy Kid Blanks!

Charlene Boykin said...

I liked Fort Worth Fabrics on FB!

alicia said...

I would love to make a dress with a cute summer applique.

Lucinda DeSantis said...

As I am just starting to accumulate samples to start selling, I would love to make several infant t-shirts and toddler t-shirts with bright colors! Love pirates and beach themes too. lucindadesantis@gmail.com

Marty said...

I would just make more things for my grand kids. mrtbe@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I follow fwf on fb. i would do cute applique for my great niece. imabank@aol.com

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Some fairy appliques on a dress for my daughter.

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

I liked Sassy Kids Blanks on FB

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

I liked FWFS on FB

Anonymous said...

Follow fwfs on fb

Marguerite said...

Funny that I saw this today. I was asking one of our quilt members at last night meeting about doing appliques on onesies. I plan on making them for a baby shower in August.

Bonded to Me said...

I would make a cute dress for my older granddaughter and add to my stash with more wonderful fabric

Jackamo Finnegan said...

I would make a personalized dress!

Jackamo Finnegan said...

I like sassy kid blanks on the facebooks!

Jackamo Finnegan said...

I like fort worth fabric studio on the facebooks!

Jackamo Finnegan said...

Oh snap, i'm the 2000th person to like fort worth fabric studio! That's got to be some kind of bonus right? Maybe?

ga447 said...

I would make skirts for grand daughters.

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