Monday, August 9, 2010

GIVEAWAY! Marie Madeline Studio

~~~Winner Announcement!~~

Winner is comment #35, Lavender Dreams!


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Today's Giveaway comes from Marie Madeline Studio.




Marie-Madeline Studio is a family business run by Kristie Long and her four beautiful daughters.  I stumbled across this company a few years back when shopping for fabric and was instantly struck by their family connection, radiant faith and commitment to professionalism.  Their store is stocked with beautiful fabrics at excellent prices, but the true gems here are the patterns the Long ladies have created themselves.  Just visiting their website has me itching to start new projects!  It is extremely important to me to promote companies that promote family togetherness and entrepreneurship and I feel that this company embodies both of those qualities perfectly.


When did you start your business and why?
We started marie-madeline studio in December of 2007.  Sewing has been a love of ours for many years, but it wasn't until we were making our own bags, and getting many inquiries about them, that we considered starting a business.
How has your decision to operate your own business affected your family?

Dad and our brothers know more about patterns and fabric than they ever dreamed possible!!  Because we've been a family that has always been together, working together in a business has come as second nature.  Until we moved our studio to another part of our house, things were a bit crowded and the kitchen counter was always covered in fabric.  Now, however, we've spread out a bit, and things run a bit smoother in the household department.
What is the best part about working together?
Serving The Lord together!  Spending every day together, Laughing, Sharing what we love, Bouncing ideas off of one another.  We love one another and we love being together doing what we love to do.  How blessed we are!!
What is your favorite fabric line?
This is difficult as we only buy what we really love.  We all have different favorites at any given time.  Right now we'd have to say...
Kristie---Dolly Dresses 2 and 3 and Flower Sugar 2
Apphia---So St. Croix, Dolce and Pretty Bird
Achaia---Poodle, Dolly Dresses 2 and 3, and anything Anna Maria Horner
Abigail---Love, Dance With Me and Poodle
Abiah---So. St. Croix and Love
Any advice for other families looking to start up a new business venture?
~Pray!  Seek The Lord's guidance and ask for wisdom
~Be willing to change direction as you go along if necessary
~Start small---Think BIG!!


For today's Giveaway, Marie Madeline Studio is generously offering a free apron to the winner - completely customized in whatever fabric you'd like from their shop! 


Here I am in mine!  So beautiful!

Thank you so much, Marie Madeline!
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How to enter:
Head over to Marie Madeline's shop and take a look around!  Come back here and tell me what you liked the best!
To be entered more than once, put a link to this giveaway on your blog, facebook profile or twitter (and come back here to post a link).

I'll do a random name draw on Friday morning!

~Interested in doing a giveaway on my blog?  Email me~

81 comments:

  1. These fabrics are so pretty! The Darla collection is especially nice :) I actually visited this site for the 1st time about 2 weeks ago. Very neat!

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  2. Please enter me in the giveaway! These ladies seem so sweet and their website is lovely. I especially love the Laraine handbag and might need to pick up the pattern for a winter project...

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  3. I would love to be entered in this giveaway.
    I love the Dance With Me fabrics - well, they are all so pretty! And I love the Brooke shoulder bag pattern.
    Thanks!

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  4. Please enter me! I love the gracie ruffled skirt pattern. I may need to try that out.

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  5. I couldn't pick a favorite bc they are all so lovely....I do like the Gracie ruffle skirt though, soooo cute. :) You look great in that apron! :)

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  6. I like the Plain Jane Fuchsia fabric best...because Madeline and I bought some this summer up in Charlevoix and made her an apron. SUPER cute!

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  7. posted a link on my blog http://slowlyblooming.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-hobby.html

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  8. I'd love an apron! I liked those best because I have been wanting an apron and the patterns are just perfect for one.

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  9. Ooooo love the fabric. I think that the skirt patterns, I might have to get one, you know for when I start making my own clothes!

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  10. LOVE the Gracie Ruffle skirt, and like you, am itching to make one!! These are wonderful - I may start my Christmas sewing projects on this site!

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  11. also linked on FB - twice somehow

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  12. I think that the route 66 skirt was my fave..they have such a nice pattern!!Which is nice for folks who wear skirts everyday:)

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  13. I've been eyeballing their route 66 skirts!!! :-)

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  14. http://twitter.com/jellycole7/status/20806629092-tweeted:)

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  15. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/20806831309

    tweet

    ~tigergal01
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  16. I've been considering one of their womens skirt patterns. This apron is nice, too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. I love their shop! They made my daughter a skirt in Plain Jane Fuchsia fabrics (her choice) and she LOVES it!

    t.h.e.family @ sbcglobal . net

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  18. I love the route 66 pattern! I keep wanting to get that one..just haven't yet. Thank you for a great giveaway!

    Im4Christ2@msn.com

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  19. I love their Street Fair Skirts pattern. I might have to break down and buy it.

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  20. I posted it on facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=299157227948&share_id=142079045824207&comments=1#s142079045824207

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  21. I love everything about Marie Madeline, but especially that they are a family business and are all working together toward one goal. The skirt patterns are so pretty! BTW, today is my birthday! Pick me!

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  22. I love marie-madeline too! I have been buying fabric from the Long ladies for a couple years now. I love their Tanya Whelan fabrics. I also love their apron pattern.

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  23. I just LOVE Marie-Madeline!!!

    I really like their ilsa bag...and the laraine shoulder bag
    ....and just about everything else they sell... ;)

    Thanks for doing this!
    -Hannah A.
    www.reflections319.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the Gracie Ruffle Skirt Pattern!
    kady@thebeerguy.ca

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  25. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/AMomsWord/status/20810248101
    kady@thebeerguy.ca

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  26. Seriously, how can i pick just one? I think my favorite is the gracie ruffled skirt pattern.

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  27. love the flower sugar fabrics...so many were beautiful!

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  28. I posted on my blog

    http://www.burroughstribe.com/2010/08/10/do-you-like-aprons/

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  29. Oooo, please enter me! I love the aprons and really need one for me and one for each of my daughters. How sweet! I love the Dance with me fabrics the most I think.

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  30. I would love to be entered in this giveaway, especially since I'm trying to start a small apron collection ~ for all girls should have some...right?!

    Okay, I looked around and came back here thinking that I love the "darla" collection and the next pattern that I want is the "bianca handbag"!

    Thanks so much for the entry:)

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  31. I blogged about the giveaway here:
    http://ourbusyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-need-to-learn-to-sew.html

    So now the big question, can someone teach me to sew if I don't win one? ;-)

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  32. I love the chic sisters aprons best! I wear one that I made every day and would sure like one of theirs! So cute! Thanks! ♥

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  33. I posted about your giveaway today! Thanks! ♥

    http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/2010/08/whats-new.html

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  34. Awesome site! I love the Route 66 skirt- I have seen that before and think it looks like a good skirt to try and make.

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  35. How fun! I *love* the pleated cottage apron pattern (among many other things!).

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  36. I really like the pretty bird collection. Thank you for the give away. I just love these aprons.

    Lindsay.forgette(aT)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I love the "happy scrappy quilt"- I have visions of quilts like that on every bed and draped over every chair...

    This is a great giveaway. The aprons are beautiful, I'd use it well if I won.

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  38. Enter me! I love the Home Ec by Michael Miller, would make a perfect apron!

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  39. I just posted a link to the giveaway on my facebook, but I'm not sure how to link a specific fb comment here.

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  40. I love the Marie-Madeline skirts and aprons. They are adorable & functional at the same time. Thank you for including me in your giveaway. I'd love a chic sisters apron in the "Darla" fabrics.

    Karen H
    mama2gems AT gmail DOT com

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  41. I like the girls' bloomers and the aprons.

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  42. I love everything on their site, but if I had to choose one thing that I thought was the best, I think I might have to choose the ankle length street fair skirt.

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  43. I've been admiring this apron pattern for a long time. I'd have to choose the apron pattern so that I could get a head start on Christmas fabrics! Love your choice of colors for yours!

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  44. I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I love so many of the fabrics offered especially because they have so many feminine patterns that are not overly girly. The route 66 skirt would have to be my favorite, along with the aprons because - really - every woman should own an apron that makes then feel beautiful!

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  45. chic sisters apron would have to be my favorite

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  46. i love the summer shade jumper, they look fun.

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  47. Hello, I would also love to enter your giveaway!
    I love the feminine look of the route 66 skirt, so I think that would be my choice.
    Thank You! :)

    ~Emily

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  48. I love the Route 66 Skirt Pattern. So lovely!

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  49. I'd love to have the Street Fair Skirt Pattern or a quilt of course!
    My favourite fabric line is probably "Dolce".

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  50. Ha, I think it's working! I have loved this website for awhile now! I've really been wanting the route 66 skirt pattern and some lovely fabric to make it!

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  51. It's my pleasure to enter this giveaway from Australia, I love Marie Madeline's website and apart from the aprons which I adore, I also love the Ilsa Bag! My fave fabric designers are Tanya Whelan & Jennifer Paganelli, just awesome...

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  52. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MissSereina/status/20836841570

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  53. Flower sugar is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Posted on FB! http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=698656693

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  55. Oh, please enter me! I love their Summer Shade Jumper dress! 2 CUTE!!!! :-)

    ~Jenn

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  56. such a beautiful selection of fabrics!!
    i love Poodle line, especially the marnie and mauve prints!!

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  57. I'm a big MM fan, so I stop in their website often. I love seeing their cheery collection of fabrics, and their Route 66 skirt pattern is my favorite. What's not to like about everything these beautiful women create?!

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  58. I really like the Route 66 skirt. That apron is very cute. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  59. Since I love bags, I love the Custom Crafted Bianca Handbag.

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  60. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/20854915765

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  61. I love the pretty bird aqua fabric! I just adore the Route 66 skirt pattern they have! beksjourney(at)yahoo.com

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  62. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the "Chic Sisters Apron"!!! Gotta be my top favourite....it would be SO awesome if I won! ;)

    Blessings!
    Miss Toria
    www.purelittleladiesministry.com

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  63. I love their fabric. Such a wholesome group of ladies. Beth

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  64. I would love to enter! :-)

    girlishmusings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I forgot to mention in my above comment which pattern I would like the best. Oh well! I'll combine it with my blogging about it post.

    I love the route 66 pattern.

    http://girlishmusings.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    girlishmusings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Oh My...Oh MY...I am so excited..This is my first giveaway entry..I would have to say a skirt any skirt would be great..Now lets just see if I can succesfully link it. (new to blogging)

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  67. The Route 66 skirts are AWESOME:-) I want to try my hand at sewing clothes and the fabrics they have would make AWESOME quilts:-)

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  68. What a great website, what an awesome testimony!

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  69. Any of the fabric choices, they are all beautiful! ;)

    daisiesinmyfield@yahoo.com

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  70. I really like their patterns - I bought one and made the first article of clothing I ever made - bloomers (Tessa Bloomers) for my daughter and she loves them. In fact, I recently cut up some of their fabrics for a new skirt (Gracie Skirt) for her as well. miabramasole at yahoo dot com

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  71. I love the Flair Skirt pattern and plan on making these together with my daughters. We love all of the beautiful fabrics and fun patterns!

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  72. Hello Miss Lydia,
    Thanks so much for having this giveaway - it's lovely! =)
    I would love to be entered!!! I think my favorite things there are either the Route 66 skirt pattern, the apron you're wearing above, or the fabrics: Dolly Dress 2 & 3 and the Flower Sugars!!!
    Thanks again for hosting this giveaway!!!
    Much love!!!
    In Jesus,
    Martha Joy

    P.S. I like the Long ladies store, too!!! ;) ~MJ

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  73. since I know the longs personally their store mneans so much more to me! I love their style! Especially the bright colors!
    Jamila @ kurtzhomestead@sbcglobal.net

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  74. WOW! I'm so excited! Thank you very much! Now HOW will I decide on what color to choose! They are all so beautiful! ♥♥♥

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