Thursday, September 10, 2009

SOCKstar Giveaway

I took a few weeks off for the giveaways but now I am back in full swing! This week I have a great giveaway from Pam at SOCKstar. I got a Sock Hippo awhile back and my puppy has become a fan! Make sure to read the interview and check out both of her shops! ___________________________________

Interview with Pam: 

My name is Pam. I have been married to my husband for 4 years and he absolutely loves all of the house projects that I come up with (said with a hint of sarcasm). I am the proud mom of two dogs: Zero and EmJay, and two Pygmy Goats: Crimson and Clover, we also have some goldfish that happily eat mosquito larvae in our pond.  I have a full time job and try to juggle said husband, 4 pets (plus fish), house, play, sleep, eat and SOCKstar! accordingly. Sewing is not my only interest in life; I also enjoy reading (just started my first book club in August!), painting, drawing, eating, sleeping, and photography.

I have 2 etsy shops right now: SOCKstar! and pLo0318.  SOCKstar! features all of my sock critters whereas the latter has my bags and cozies in it. I decided to separate the two because I thought it was confusing advertising Sock Monkeys but having pouches show up instead. pLo0318 is my first username from when I joined etsy strictly as a BUYER, definitely not as a Seller.

I started SOCKstar in October 2008 because my friend, Angel, gave me a Sock Monkey for Christmas.  Along with this fantastic gift, she gave me instructions on how to make them! 10 Sock Critters later...  she kept hinting that I should try to sell them on etsy (she is fanatical about etsy)- and after much insistence and urging from family and friends, I decided to open up shop! So far I am happy with the outcome! I am very impressed by the love that people have for Sock Monkeys and giggle when they share their memories with me. My Sock Monkeys are definitely not like the ones they remember; and I appreciate them changing with the times!



I started making bags and laptop cozies because I just recieved a new computer for a gift- and I have the keen ability to drop laptops like it's the thing to do- that I decided to give it a buffer, should I decide to throw it across the room! One cozy turned into 7 cozies, which then turned into loading them into my etsy shop. I LOVE doing custom cozies! People have such great ideas that I enjoy the creative freedoms into making their thoughts turn into reality. The next natural step for me was to make bags! (why not?!) So I started playing around with bags that I own, seeing what I liked (and didn't like) and made my first one. I carry it around proudly (flaws in all) and love when someone asks me where I got it. Duh, I totally made it!



Random Tidbits:

*the Cure is my favorite band of all time.
*I don't have a middle name, I have a really long hyphenated first name that is always awesome to explain to people.
*I held out hope that in the remake of Romeo & Juliet (Clare & Leo), they were going to both live.  even though I know how the story goes.
*in my dream world, I am a Photographer.
*I make really good soups & stews.
*text-speak drives me batty.
*Halloween is my favorite holiday, though I loathe Fall (it just means that Winter is around the corner).
*I really do love socks.  knee socks are the best!
*I don't ever want to leave the Pacific Northwest.
*if Starburst were a food group I'd be a very happy girl.
*I've been to Antarctica.  twice.

Where to find Pam online:
SOCKstar Etsy Shop
pLo0318 Etsy Shop
Blog
MySpace Page
SOCKstar on Twitter
Facebook Fan Page

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Up for Grabs: Your choice between the Socktopus OR the Sock Owl
How to Enter: Take a look around both of Pam's Etsy Shops, SOCKstar and pLo0318, come back and let me know what type of critter you would like to see made from a sock! Also, leave your email address in the message so I can contact you, if you win.

Earn Extra Entries: (Leave a comment for each extra entry)
1. Follow my blog. Or let me know if you already do
2. Blog about this giveaway
3. Post a message on Twitter about the giveaway
4. Become a Fan on Facebook of SOCKstar

The winner will be picked on September 16th, 10pm CST. The winner will be notified by email. It will also be posted on this blog. Please make sure your email address is accurate. If no email address is provided, I will draw another name. The winner will have 48 hours to provide me with their choice of item and shipping information or another name will be picked.

42 comments:

sockstar said...

I follow. ;)

bayctygrl said...

Would love to see a seahorse or a Orca. I adore your idea! They are so cute!

bayctygrl said...

I follow your blog :) (Jennifer)

hippopurplemonkey(at)gmail(dot)com

bayctygrl said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/bayctygrl/status/3900906390


hippopurplemonkey(at)gmail(dot)com

sockstar said...

(I am conceptualizing a Seahorse- they are in my Top 5 for favorite critters.)

thank you for the ideas!

bayctygrl said...

fan on facebook (Jennifer Ballard)


hippopurplemonkey(at)gmail(dot)com

jules said...

A sock rhino! I tweeted @jules792000!

sockstar said...

Jules- leave a separate comment for your Tweet so you have double the chance!

a Rhino is an awesome idea! I have to figure out the horn...

Anonymous said...

I follow sockstar! on facebook and twitter:-) Love your blog.
I suggest a sock goat!!!!

Sue
Davesue@aol.com
aka bookwoman60 on twitter

erin, maker of chimes said...

I was going to say goat too, but how about a guinea pig?

The laptop cozies are really fun looking too!

erin, maker of chimes said...

tweeted too... erineieio

bayctygrl said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/bayctygrl/status/3909941616

Julie said...

I think a dolphin would be cute

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Julie said...

I follow

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TopHat said...

I think a sock giraffe would be very doable!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Mrs. Olsen said...

I saw the sock hippo she made and I think it's so cute! rebolsen at gmail dot com

Jingle said...

These are SO adorable! I would love to see a sock gnome!!!!

Jingle said...

I am a fan of Sockstar on facebook.

Anonymous said...

Your sock creatures are adorable my fingers are crossed I want to win. I would like to see a sock lochness monster.Thanks for the giveaway.Marian

mtzeenla@yahoo.com

Wehaf said...

I'd love to see a parrot!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Wanda said...

I would love to see a dog!
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

sockstar said...

WOW! that's tons of ideas!

if you check my MySpace or FB Fan Page(s) you will see some pics of a parrot, giraffe and a dog that I made! they were a lot of fun.

I am def in the works for more giraffes- they are so cute!

can't wait to exercise your great ideas. keep them coming! and thank you for the extra follows.
~pam

Desiree said...

I think it would be awesome if you had a sock chicken. That would be so cool!

My e-mail is RuffleBuns(AT)hotmail(DOT)com
And I'm tweeting this giveaway
Thanks!

-Des

bayctygrl said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/bayctygrl/status/3920919368

Linda K said...

I would like a sock hippo

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Zertuchina said...

ZOMBIES!!!!!!!! i love ZOMBIES!!!!

Astraea said...

I'd like to see a penguin =)

Astraea said...

and I'm following this blog now!

contact info through blogger account.

bayctygrl said...

Daily tweet
http://twitter.com/bayctygrl/status/3966994066

hippopurplemonkey(at)yahoo(dot)com

andrea v said...

How about a starfish
vickers at comcast dot net

Elsie said...

A Panda Bear would be a challenge for me to imagine, probably not for you to create! I love your ideas, and talent!!

How was Antarctica twice? Lucky you!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

LoveCharlesVintage said...

I'd like to see a poodle! or any sort of dogs for that matter.
lilygreig(at)gmail(dot)com

sarsosari said...

I think a sock elephant would be so cute!!

sarsosariATgmailDOTcom

sarsosari said...

facebook fan :)

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Bombtastic Belle said...

A lobster :)
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

littlepurpleroom said...

A mommy kangaroo with a tiny joey in her pouch would be so sweet.

Love your creatures and I would have a hard time choosing between the owl and the octosock if I won.

sockstar said...

oh my! you guys have sure come up w/ awesome ideas!

I made an Elephant- there is one in my etsy shop right now!

I've had a suggestion before for a Kangaroo, so I guess I REALLY have to pursue it now, huh? ;)

this is also the 2nd time I've gotten a suggestion for a starfish!!!

Panda, Lobster and Poodle... keep the ideas coming! it's all about finding the perfect sock. if I'm able to bring these ideas to life, I'll post them here for you to see!

Antarctica (twice) is not as cold as you'd think. it's amazingly white. and vast. and breathtaking.
~pam

Lizzie said...

Her laced up elephant is super cute. I'd also love to see a lamb and a ladybug!

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

Lizzie said...

I'm a follower.

smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

sockstar said...

ladybugs have a special place in my heart.

I've been working on a lamb and sheep concept. ;)
~pam

sockstar said...

WAHOO! congrats Lizzie! :)