Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Featured Etsy Designer -- Toile Tales


Lori and Amy are the FABulous ladies behind Toile Tales -- one of our favorite little hat shops. You may have seen them featured here and well, you can feel the love - we adore them! Read on to get the details on Toile Tales and to win $30 to their cute little shop! We also love their prices -- there is nothing over $35! 

{How did Toile Tales begin?}

Amy and I met when our 12 yo's were in preschool. I {Lori} was already sewing and dabbling in crochet. I gave Amy a sewing lesson and before I knew it, she was putting my skills to shame. Pretty much the same thing happened with crochet! Amy was such a quick learn! We have been joined at the hip ever since.
Our crafting fervor had no end! We produced so many items but only had a few girls (at the time) to put our creations on. That's when we started on eBay and small craft fairs. We had a few S L O W years and finally opened our Toile Tales site and have steadily been growing a customer base. We LOVE well ran craft fairs! It's so fulfilling to meet people and see who is buying the item! We put a little piece of ourselves in each item that when the product leaves, we wonder how they will treat it!

{Do you have a favorite item in your shop?} 

Our overall favorite hat is the Darling (especially for adult ladies) but we adore the Flirts on little girls.

{the darling} in a FABulous coral color - perfect for Spring! 
{What is your bestseller?}  

Our best seller is the Darling hat, but a close second is the flower embellishments.

{What is up next for the shop?}  

PATTERNS!   We have written all of our patterns and are working on getting them tested.

cupcakeMAG for Littles picks!
{what our Littles are wearing} 
{the flirt} in Ecru because it can go from season to season and it will always be in style
{the darling} in Charcoal with the perfect flower embellishment 
{the townie} because it doesn't get much cuter....how precious! 
Ready to win? Read on to enter the giveaway and get $30 towards your Toile Tales purchase! 










Giveaway: $30 toward anything you LOVE at Toile Tales

How to win: Let us know why you want to win. This comment is mandatory. You also MUST be a follower of cupcakeMAG and cupcakeMAG for Littles. 

For extra entries you can do the following below and leave us a separate comment for each letting us know. The more you comment the better chance you have to win!

1. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter

2. Follow Toile Tales on Twitter

3. Make sure you "Like" us on our Facebook page

4. Make sure you "Like" Toile Tales on Facebook

5. Subscribe to our updates (top right corner above) - just sign up with your email!

6. Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag -- you must tweet, not just follow.

7. Tweet about this giveaway and include @toiletales -- same as above. 

8. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog and send us the link.

We will select a winner via random.org on Saturday, Feb. 12th at 11pm. Please make sure you enter the mandatory comment first before doing the extra entries.

62 comments:

  1. I'm a follower (email name) and I woul dlove to win this because my little cousin would look beyond adorable in these.

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. I would love to win because my girls would look so cute in these! GFC blog follower
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  3. I follow you on twitter- @mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  4. Follow Toile Tales on Twitter- @mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  5. I like you on FB- Michelle Frame
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  6. "Like" Toile Tales on Facebook- Michelle Frame
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  7. email subscriber
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  8. I want to win a hat for my baby boy due April 6th!

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  9. I adore their hats!! I can't decide who would get one...me, or the kids! thecoolkidsblog.com

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  10. LOVE the 3-6 months Townie Earflap (brown and baby blue)

    wizardnita@gmail.com

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  11. I follow Cupcake Mag on twitter (@aznlily95)

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  12. I follow Toile Tales on twitter (@aznlily95)

    wizardnita@gmail.com

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  13. I liked you on FB

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  14. I liked Toile Tales on FB

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  15. I subscribed to your updates

    wizardnita@gmail.com

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  16. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/aznlily95/status/34829933121511424

    wizardnita@gmail.com

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  17. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/aznlily95/status/34830394130042880

    wizardnita@gmail.com

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  18. I really want that item.
    I can't help looking at it. I want it because my brother will fit this very well.
    I'm also your follower :D
    How cute!!

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I followed cupcakeMAG on Twitter

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  21. I followed u on facebook

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  22. I followed Toile Tales on Twitter

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  23. I subscribed to our updates

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  24. I tweeted about this giveaway

    http://twitter.com/#!/ckaylie777/status/34915050061824000

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  25. I tweeted about this giveaway

    http://twitter.com/#!/ckaylie777/status/34915205318320128

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  26. I blogged about this

    http://tranntb08.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-just-saw-great-giveaway-from.html


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  27. I'm a follower and this is what I'd get. :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/66663338/adult-sweetheart-charcoal

    whitsend@live.com

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  28. My son MUST have the Brown and Blue Townie! He loves to wear hats and I think this would be the perfect one for him to pull on and off on his own.

    However, if a Peacock Darling pops up in the adult size, I'd be a little pressed to use the prize for myself!

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  29. I want to win to purchase a newborn hat for my sister's new photgraphy business! She is always looking for new props! Thanks for the chance!

    mommylovescooper@gmail.com

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  30. twitter follower - @coopersmommy

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  31. I follow TT on twitter - coopersmommy

    mommylovescooper@gmail.com

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  32. I would love to win so that I could get some cool props for my new photography business!!

    ashlynch23@yahoo.com

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  33. I like you on facebook!

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  34. I follow you via GFC and I've been looking at these sweet hats on etsy!
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  35. I follow both and I want to win so I can get something uber cute for my daughter to sass around in!

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  36. Would love to win this super sweet prize bcs. I have been crushing on her Flirt hat for eons!! Problem is, I don't know if it would go to my sweet little Bean or Mama!! :-)

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  37. Twitter follower of CM (ElliaCNaturals) :)

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  38. Twitter follower of TT (ElliaCNaturals) :)

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  39. i love the adult darling in any color.

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  40. gfc follower
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  41. my daughter has outgrown her cute hats and she needs a new one!! i follow both blogs!
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  42. i follow casi D on twitter organicmommyluv
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  43. I follow lori kim amy on twitter organicmommyluv
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  44. i like cupcake mag sprinkles on fb stacy lynn b h
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  45. i like toile tales on fb stacy lynn b h
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  46. OMG I would love to win this for my lil one :)
    GFC follower

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  47. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Following with Google Friend Connect
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  48. Following you on twitter as mrsmchappell
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  49. Follow Toile Tales on Twitter as mrsmchappell
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  50. I like you on facebook - michelle chappell
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  51. "Like" Toile Tales on Facebook - michelle chappell
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  52. http://deck.ly/~CN1sN
    Today's tweet @cupcakemag
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  53. I LOVE their hats and my 2 year old foster daughter would look great wearing one! Nicole
    Deleonfam7@gmail.com

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  54. I am a follower of both blogs via gfc. I would love to win because these hats would look adorable on my little girl! I also have lots of friends having babies so maybe I would use it for one of them!

    tdecoria@gmail.com

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  55. I "like" cupcakeMAG on facebook!

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  56. my cousin's birthday is coming up and she would love something from here! its so cute!!

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  57. I adore the Townie(Olive Green, Ecru, Brown)

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  58. I like the 4-7 years Darling(Charcoal).

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