Saturday, June 4, 2011

Low Entry Giveaway Ending Soon - Mmmmm....the Smell of Leather!

     My father collected all things leather....from his leather golf bag, to his leather suitcases, to his.....okay who really needs a leather case for index cards? LOL. To this day we have a closet at my mom's house stocked full of leather goods, and I love to peek my head in once in a while just to get a whiff. When I was younger, I never really appreciated the look or versatility of leather, and actually hated the smell. As I got older my tastes changed, and I started looking for things that last and are durable, yet look good too. Zafer's Etsy store, Leathermix, offers a variety of handmade leather goods, from cell phone cases, to bracelets, to laptop cases. 


Here are a few of Zafer's designs:


Here is a little info about Zafer:
     My name is Zafer and I live in Istanbul, one of the most beautiful cities in the world where different kinds of cultures, tastes, and histories meet each other. It is impossible not to be inspired by its amazing existence. I work in the textile accessories industry which helps me stay up-to-date with my designs.
     A while ago, while searching for a special gift for my friend, something sparkled in my mind, “Why not produce my own handmade gift?“ Since childhood, I have been quite talented with hand crafts, but did not pay much attention to it. Then, I found a small piece of leather and started to sew a small but functional wallet. The result was quite amazing, and my friend liked it so much and encouraged me to make new designs. I went crazy with ideas people liked my designs. So, I decided to focus on hand made leather objects. I am so lucky because Istanbul is a fantastic place to find special kinds of leather in amazing colors and textures. It is so much fun to visit small leather sellers in our famous Grand Bazaar. Each time I go, I discover new materials that can be used in my products.
     That’s my short story about how I started. I really fell in love with producing my own items and people’s interest in them from all over the world. So many thanks to Etsy for giving me this chance! It is really very exciting to get in touch with new people from different cultures and regions and to communicate with them on a common matter.
Each and every product is designed, cut, sewn, and photographed by me from my home studio. My mum, dad, and sister are my biggest supporters. Thanks to them for their precious help! I hope you will like my designs! :)

Zafer sent me a combo card/phone case to review. It fits my phone and my cards, just what I need for a quick trip out, although I have a feeling my husband it going to end up using it (even though my initials are stamped on it :)
     Mmmmmm the rich smell of leather! The leather is soft and a really pretty chocolate color. Zafer also offers monogramming, so I got my initials stamped into the corner on the front. I love the clever design of having the strap wrap around both the phone and card slots. This strap keeps all the contents in the case snugly with the snap of the button! Remember ladies, Father's Day is coming up!

Zafer is offering another truly unique design as a giveaway, and would be a perfect gift for yourself or your significant other:
 
Mandatory Entry:
1) follow my blog
2) go to Zafer's Etsy store "
Leathermix"and comment about your favorite item

Extra Entries:
1) like my fanpage "
AnnelynDesigns"
2) like Zafer's fanpage "Leathermix"
3) go to my etsy store "
AnnelynDesigns" and comment about your favorite item
4) create a treasury including an item from "
Leathermix"
5) create a treasury including an item from "
AnnelynDesigns"
6) go to one of my sponsor's stores (buttons on the left hand column) and tell me your favorite item

I will choose a winner via random.org on Wednesday, June 8.

80 comments:

Deb K said...

Hi! Following you from the Blog Hop til You Drop Blog Hop!

Hope that you will stop and visit me too :-)

DebsHere
http://debshere.blogspot.com/

I love the black leather card holder!

jhitomi said...

Gfc follower as jhb.
My favorite item is the Dark Brown Leather Bracelet with O-ring clasp because I love the stylish feel of leather jewelry!
Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

I love the Sling Purse "June " in your shop!
Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Chelsey said...

One of my favourite items is the Compact Bi Fold Buffalo Leather iPhone 2G/3G/4G Wallet - 100% Handmade & Hand Stitched - Dark Brown. Thanks for the giveaway. PS: 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

Shilo Beedy said...

I follow with gfc as Shilo Beedy and I like the Handmade Leather iPad 1 & 2 Smart Case with flap over snap closure - Dark Brown
shilobeedy@gmail.com

Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67060531/free-monogramming-leather-hand-stitched in light brown love it
follow blog as jelaws5
thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

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

Julie said...

like Zafar on fb Julie S Laws
such beautiful products
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69966336/my-first-backpack-chicky-farm darling this is from your shop
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Groovy Baby Blog said...

Following you on GFC#354!
iangela20@yahoo.com

Leaflady said...

I am just starting to follow you. Like what I see. On the leather site I love Horizontal Handmade Leather iPhone 2G/3G/4G Pouch / Wallet / Card Holder - Antique Brown-UNIQUE
I went to your site the Mei Pouch "Kaleidoscope" is beautiful.
bleaflady@yahoo.com

ellie said...

I follow via GFC (ellie) and I like the Personalized Compact Bi Fold Leather iphone 2G/3G/4G Wallet - Handmade - Hand Stitched -Rustic Brown
eswright18 at gmail dot com

ellie said...

I like you on FB (Ellie W)
eswright18 at gmail dot com

ellie said...

I like LeatherMix on FB (Ellie W)
eswright18 at gmail dot com

ellie said...

I like the Portable handmade Wipe Pouch "Trains" from AnnelynDesigns.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Charity said...

I am a GFC Follower as Charity and I like the black Wallet/Card/Pocket Case. Very nice! Please enter me in this giveaway:) Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

lorialcorn2006 said...

following you from the monday hop hope you can follow me too . You have a very nice blog ! Mine is here
http://lorialcorn2006.blogspot.com/

awesome prize I would love to win :)

Kim said...

I am following your blog

Kim said...

I really like the Horizontal Handmade Leather iPhone 2G/3G/4G Pouch / Wallet / Card Holder. Perfect for when I am on the go and don't wont to carry a large purse around.

Kim said...

I "liked" Leathermix on FB

Kim said...

I liked your fanpage

Kim said...

I visited your Etsy page and I like the Wedding Planner or Guest Book - Handmade Personalized "Butterflies"

Michelle said...

Follow you blog as Michelle

mommawithfour at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

I like the dark brown leather mens bracelet.

mommawithfour at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

Like you on FB as Michelle Anne Tiemann

mommawithfour at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

like leathermix on FB as Michelle Anne Tiemann

mommawithfour at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

I love the my first apron that says mommys big helper on it` my 5 year old daughter is an amazing helper!!

mommawithfour at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

LOVE the green newborn peapod bowl from Petunia and Ivy...too cute of a photo prop!!

mommawithfour at hotmail dot com

Amanda T said...

I follow you on GFC as aaron_amanda. My favorite item is the Leather Card Holder.

aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

Amanda T said...

Liked your FB Page as Amanda Tomlinson

aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

Amanda T said...

Liked Zafer's FB Page as Amanda Tomlinson

aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
Public Follower on GFC: Lori B

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
I like the Kindle case!

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
FB Follower Midnight Sewing mom(Brouse House)
Would you please consider liking me back on my Brouse House Facebook page?

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
FB Follower Leathermix(Brouse House)
Would you please consider liking me back on my Brouse House Facebook page?

Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
I like the Baby Elephant painting. Like your Annie clips too, but didn't see any that would work for a boy. :)

SummerSorbet said...

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

SummerSorbet said...

I like the Leather Bi Fold Hand Stitched iPhone 2G/3G/4G Case - Credit Card Wallet - Burgundy
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

I like your fanpage "AnnelynDesigns"
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

I like Zafer's fanpage "Leathermix"
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

From your Etsy page, my favorite item (is and has consistantly been) your My First Apron - White. It is so cute and would be adorable on my granddaughter.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

Jill said...

Those leather goods look great!
Just stopped by from Monday’s blog hop. I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely week.
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Follow your blog on GFC

Michelle spayde
spayde.michelle@gmail.com

Michelle said...

From the shop, I really love the leather bracelets!
Michelle spayde
spayde.michelle@gmail.com

Michelle said...

like my fanpage "AnnelynDesigns
Michelle spayde
spayde.michelle@gmail.com

Michelle said...

like Zafer's fanpage "Leathermix"
Michelle spayde
spayde.michelle@gmail.com

Dana West said...

I follow via GFC and I like the iPhone 4 Brown Leather Dot Pattern Vertical Pouch with flap cover! Thanks for the giveaway!
dana10879@yahoo.com

Dana West said...

I like you on FB
Dana West
dana10879@yahoo.com

Dana West said...

I like LeatherMix on FB
Dana West
dana10879@yahoo.com

Dana West said...

I like your June Sling Purse!
dana10879@yahoo.com

ACMommy3 said...

GFC Follower as ACMommy3, and I like several items, including the Black Handmade Leather iPhone 4 Wallet with Bumper attachment. creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

ACMommy3 said...

Visited your Etsy store and LOVE the adorable "mommy's big helper" apron!! :-) creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

ACMommy3 said...

Visited one of your sponsers, Petunia & Ivy, and really like their Pink Chin Strap infant hat & the Chocolate Brown & Pink Flower hat! creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

Donna said...

I follow on GFC. I like the Handmade Leather iPhone 4 Wallet with Bumper attachment
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I liked them on facebook.(Donna Kozar)
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I liked you on facebook.(Donna Kozar)
donna444444@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

GFC follower
Jessica Sage
My favorite item is the leather iphone and wallet case
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

like you on facebook
Jessica Sage
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

like leathermix on facebook
Jessica Sage
jesage@asu.edu

Jessica said...

My favorite item from your shop is the butterflies wedding planner
jesage@asu.edu

jadavis said...

I follow your blog!
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

My favorite item would be Handmade Leather iPhone 4 Wallet with Bumper attachment
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

I like your fanpage "AnnelynDesigns"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

I like Zafer's fanpage "Leathermix"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

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

jadavis said...

I create a treasury including an item from "Leathermix"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

jadavis said...

I create a treasury including an item from "AnnelynDesigns"
jadavis42@tntech.edu

Robin said...

follow you on gfc, Robin Scott,
and my fav item in her shop is the kindle cover

Robin said...

like you on fb
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

like leathermix on fb
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

I like the kaleidascope mei pouch
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

I like the purple blue and green pom pom hat in petunia & ivy's shop
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Junk Loving Girl said...

I follow with GFC and love the saddle brown leather bracelet!

thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

Junk Loving Girl said...

I like you on FB

thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

Junk Loving Girl said...

I like Zafers on FB

thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

AnnelynDesigns said...

Congrats to Michelle!

3d200cc0-953b-11e0-8200-000bcdca4d7a said...

Hi Im a GFC follower new from the hop. I was looking for a place to comment and ask you to stop by my blow www.girltechdivas.com and follow back. When this giveaway caught my eye.

3d200cc0-953b-11e0-8200-000bcdca4d7a said...

I love this item http://www.etsy.com/listing/68110133/leather-front-pocket-iphone-4-wallet

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