Monday, May 30, 2011

Low Entry Ending Soon - Carry Your Money and Phone in Style

     I haven't carried a purse more than once or twice in almost a year now....I am bound to a diaper bag LOL. I am a fan of huge bags but have never liked huge wallets, and when popping out for a quick trip I prefer to grab a wristlet or small pouch with just my credit card, driver's license, and phone. Since switching to a diaper bag, I've only had one small pocket to carry my essentials in since the rest of the bag is for baby. I've had trouble finding the right accessory to carry my things in....until I found Christa's Triple Pocket Case through her Etsy store, The Fig Leaf. She makes all things leather, from hair clips to iPad cases. 
Here are a few of my favorites:
     

A little about Christa and her shop:
     "I live in the mountains of North Carolina on a small farm with around 25 chickens, 3 geese, many ducks, 6 bee hives, several vegetable gardens and lots of woods where the deer, bears, and other forest friends roam (yes, I said bears!). I live with my husband and 2 children who keep me very busy... but happy. We are trying to become more self sufficient in our ways of living, by using less, recycling, and being all around better stewards of what God has given us. After having children my perspective on these things has changed much, and now they are more important to me. One thing others would never guess about me is that I come from an Amish background: my mother grew up Amish and much of my extended family still is Amish, living in Indiana.
     Since I was little I've always liked to make things. I remember taking a leather class in school and really enjoying it. I don't know if I would consider myself an "artist" but rather just someone who really enjoys making things with their hands. I think the label 'Artist' is a little beyond me; I am just a plain jane who happens to like working with leather.
     I find inspiration from the animals and natural beauty around me, and an appreciation of this can be seen in my items. I also receive insight from my co-workers and friends on what products are useful to them, and how each can be made more functional and appealing. Often my family also helps give advice in the design of my products. I recently had both of my children design their own mini leather zipper pouch, which is where they can now keep their Chapstick and coins. I hope to be able to teach my children how to work with leather someday."


Christa made a special Triple Pocket Case for me in a light green color with a cute little bird detail:



     I love the color and the fact that the branch detailing wraps around the back of the case. I was a bit worried that it wouldn't fit my Blackberry, but wanted it made to fit an iPhone since I will be switching over in June. The Blackberry fits just fine, and I think just about any smartphone would fit as well, although Christa can also make a custom size if you'd like. The case is very well made, there are no raw edges at all - the leather so soft and buttery. I also like that she stamped her store name on the edge. I can tell it will hold up to all of my abuse, and am really happy with it. Now I can easily store my necessities in one case to slip into my pocket. I am currently eyeing her wristlets, as they would be perfect for a night out....whenever that happens LOL.
    
Christa is offering a $20 gift certificate as a giveaway!
Mandatory Entry:
1) follow my blog
2) 
go to Christa's etsy store, "The Fig Leafand comment about your favorite item

Extra Entries:
1) like my facebook page "AnnelynDesigns"
2) 
go to my etsy store "AnnelynDesigns" and comment about your favorite item
3) create a treasury including an item from "The Fig Leaf"
4) create a treasury including an item from "
AnnelynDesigns"
5) go to one of my sponsor's stores (buttons on the left hand column) and comment about your favorite item


I will choose a winner via random.org on Friday, June 3, 2011.

84 comments:

Van (Vung) said...

So adorable and well made from the looks of it. Thank you for sharing. Christa you are talented!

forloveofacupcake said...

Love these!

SummerSorbet said...

I am following your blog via GFC.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

One of my favorite items on Etsy is the Leather Wristlet - RUSTIC - Light Plum Finger Clutch with Triple Leaves with Raw Edge.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

I am already a fan at AnnelynDesigns.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

My favorite item at Etsy shop is My First Apron - "White Garden" child apron or artist smock with flower and butterfly appliques.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

Angie said...

I follow with GFC
angiewith3 at live dot com

Angie said...

I like this item in her etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70671662/special-leather-phone-or-passport-wallet
angiewith3 at live dot com

Angie said...

liked your FB page (Angie B)
angiewith3 at live dot com

Amy said...

I'm following your blog, and my favorite item in Christa's shop is the aqua Leather Wristlet Finger Clutch with Triple Leaves and Raw Edge. Thank you both!
-amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I like your fanpage on Facebook (A. Mace).
-amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

One of my favorite items in your shop is the My First Apron - "White" child apron or artist smock with flower appliques (http://www.etsy.com/listing/67141257/my-first-apron-white-child-apron-or).

-amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I visited your sponsor, For Love of a Cupcake, and I love the Pink and Black Bachelorette Party Cupcake Toppers.

-amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy V said...

gfc-annae07
i love the wallet w/ lilac bird
annae07@aol.com

Amy V said...

i love the kaleidescope nursing cover at AnnelynDesigns!
annae07@aol.com

Amy V said...

"heart" the nursing cover on AnnelynDesigns- AAPL Username

annae07@aol.com

Amy V said...

i visited 'for the love of a cupcake' and i love the pink and blue cookiemonster accessories!

annae07@aol.com

Meghan said...

GFC follower. I really like the Slightly Larger Size - Leather Composition Notebook Holder - Small - Mountain Scene over Rustic Deep Espresso - Includes Notebook

Meghan said...

I really like the Mei Pouch "Whimsy" in your store

Julie said...

follow blog jelaws5
like this:http://www.etsy.com/listing/74366145/only-one-leather-wristlet-rustic-finger thanks aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

like u on fb Julie Scott Laws
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67697897/my-first-apron-white-garden-child-apron like this from your shop
aunteegem@yahoo.com

MissAllie said...

I follow your blog and I love the Flying Birds in the Sky in TheFigLeafs shop!

MissAllie said...

I "like" AnneLyn Designs on Facebook!

Diana said...

I follow on GFC and like the 3 pocket wallets
hrddiana556@gmail.com

Diana said...

I like Annelyn Designs on fb
hrddiana556@gmail.com

Diana said...

I like the blue polka toy pacifier clip on AnnieClips
hrddiana556@gmail.com

Noelle said...

I follow your blog.

Noey18_me[at]hotmail[dot]com

Noelle said...

I love pretty much everything.. :) I especially like the little Lilac Bird with Love Heart Balloon.

Noey18_me[at]hotmail[dot]com

Noelle said...

I like you on facebook.

Noey18_me[at]hotmail[dot]com

Noelle said...

Cute Etsy shop! I love the Owl Wipe Pouch and the turtle painting. Adorable!

Noey18_me[at]hotmail[dot]com

Some Call It Natural said...

I follow you blog via GFC.

Some Call It Natural said...

I love the rustic finger wallet.

Chelsey said...

The Bloom on Trailing Vine with Leaf case is one of my favourites. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The My First Apron - "Pink" child apron or artist smock with flower appliques is one of my favourite items. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The Petunia and Ivy Baby Boy Owl Hat is adorable! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

mrsweiss said...

gfc follow as mrsnaweiss and this is my fav item http://www.etsy.com/listing/73408916/leather-3-pocket-wallet-rustic-lilac

mrsweiss said...

aaf you on fb nicole w mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

mrsweiss said...

i lov e your mei pouches
mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

mrsweiss said...

created a treasury with your item
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4de6cd59dceb6d912a5490e7/my-life
mrsnaweiss@aol.com

mrsweiss said...

treasury with fig leaf item
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4de6cd59dceb6d912a5490e7/my-life
mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

Alicia C. said...

I'm a GFC follower.
I really like the Leather Triple Pocket Phone Case - RUSTIC - in Coffee Brown Swirls
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I like you on FB
alicia crenshaw
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Alicia C. said...

I like "My First Apron - Ladybug" in your Etsy store. (I still think you should consider adding at least one boy or unisex apron!)
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

Little Miss Sunshine said...

I love the leather flower hair clips - very cute!
Lmsunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

Little Miss Sunshine said...

I like annelyn designs on fb as missy sunson.
Lmsunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

Little Miss Sunshine said...

I like the acrylic paintings of animals in your shop. Very cute.
Lmsunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

Dana West said...

I follow via GFC and I like the Leather Finger Wallet - RUSTIC - Bloom over Pebble Moss Green Green with Raw Edge! Thanks for he giveaway!
dana10879@yahoo.com

jadavis said...

I follow you with GFC!
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

My favorite item is Leather 4 Pocket Wallet - Trees Under The Clouds
jadavis42@tntech.edu

Michelle said...

I love the Leather Finger Wallet - RUSTIC - Buttercream Bloom over Rich Teal with Raw Edge.
Following on Google Friend Connect.
Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

jadavis said...

I like your facebook page "AnnelynDesigns"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

My favorite item from "AnnelynDesigns" is the Print of Baby Turtle Acrylic Nursery Painting - "Thomas"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

Michelle said...

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

Michelle said...

Added your shop to my etsy favorites (curlygirl1971)
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

In your shop, I love the My First Apron - "Ladybug"! SO cute. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

lewalk said...

GFC follower as lewalk and I love the Slightly Larger Size - Leather Composition Notebook Holder - Small - Mountain Scene over Rustic Deep Espresso - Includes Notebook on The Fig Leaf.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

I love this on your site: My First Apron - "Mommy's Big Helper" child apron or artist smock with flower appliques.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

Went to a sponsor site, For Love of a Cupcake, and love, love the Pink Frog Cupcake Package (set of 12 toppers and 12 wrappers).

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

Like you on FB.

Leah W.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

Created a treasury with an item from your store.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4dde9764be146d91b328f9eb/things-i-lovewantlove-to-want

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

And did the same for The Fig Leaf.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4dde9764be146d91b328f9eb/things-i-lovewantlove-to-want

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I am a follower via GFC and I loved Leather TRIPLE Pocket Iphone, Ipod Touch, Ipod Classic, or Phone Case - RUSTIC - Modern Fresh Sunset Bloom on Simple Stem with Single Leaf from the Fig Leaf

Beth said...

I like you on facebook

Beth said...

My favorite item from your etsy shop is Wedding Planner or Guest Book, Handmade Personalized "Fall"

I am getting married in September and we are having a "fall" theme! This would be perfect!!!

shirley said...

I follow
I like the-Special - Leather Pocket Iphone, Ipod Touch, Ipod Classic, Phone Case - LINED - RUSTIC - Midnight Black with Red & Moss Green Accents.
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

shirley said...

like you on fb-shirley e
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

shirley said...

I really like the-My First Backpack "Spring Garden"
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

Helena said...

Hi! I found you at Tight Wad in Utah and I am a GFC follower! (Helena) I'd love to have this brown leather clutch! http://www.etsy.com/listing/70808955/leather-clutch-rustic-bloom-over-soft
daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

Helena said...

I like you on FB! (Helena.L)
daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

Helena said...

I visited your Etsy store and I really like the car headrest pouch with the owl pattern! http://www.etsy.com/listing/67138558/car-pouch-fleur-car-headrest-or-stroller
daisydoo200 at yahoo dotcom

twifanheather said...

Following via GFC!

twifanheather said...

I love the Leather TRIPLE Pocket Iphone, Ipod Touch, Ipod Classic, or Phone Case - Come Fly Away With Me - Butterfly!

twifanheather said...

I like Annelyn Designs on Facebook! (Heather S.)

twifanheather said...

I visited your shop and I love the Guest Book or Wedding Planner, Handmade Personalized "Breakfast at Tiffany"!

twifanheather said...

I also visited For Love of a Cupcake, and I love the Alice in Wonderland distressed/Vintage style cupcake sets of 12!

Rebekah said...

I subscribe via email.
rebekahmercier@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

My favorite item an the big leaf it the bike coin pocket key chain.
rebekahmercier@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

LIked Annelyn designs on Facebook.
rebekahandnick
rebekahmercier@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

Annelyn Designs esty store - my favorite item is the Mei pouch "Kaleidoscope" I just love it.
I would buy it myself but price is a little to much for me!! Maybe for a special gift from my loving hubby.

Rebekah said...

Not sure how to create a treasury so I just favorite your mei pouch I love so much.
rebekahmercier@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

AGain not sure how to create a tresaury but I favorited the vintage pear triple ipod carrying case on the big leaf's store
rebekahmercier@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

I went to Petunia and Ivy and love the litle chin strap hang made baby hats although I dont have a baby that small anymore.
rebekahmercier@gmail.com

AnnelynDesigns said...

Congrats to Rebekah!

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