Wednesday, July 21, 2010

artist spotlight: liesl made!


Meet Liesl of Liesl Made!


She is adorable. Her blog is full of pretty things. And her shop is loaded with everything I love!

How long have you been sewing? How did you get started?
I’ve been sewing pretty nonstop for about ten years now. When I was very little, I wanted to make some doll clothes and my Mom showed me how to thread the sewing machine. Then it kind of lay dormant until I was about fifteen when I had the urge to make my Grandma a wall quilt. My Mom refreshed my memory with the machine and everything since then I learned from books, the internet and lots of trial and error.

foxy leaf watermelon newbeau bag
What is your favorite thing in your shop?
The skirts. Who doesn’t love skirts? Their a summer staple!
custom grey and lace camille skirt
What are your other hobbies?
Reading, finding new music, dabbling in photography, and hiking.

blue floral scarf

What do you listen to while creating?
I listen to a lot of music, especially when I’m sewing. All kinds of genres. It can range from Ani DiFranco to Florence + the Machine, Iron & Wine to the White Stripes. And I’ll even admit to listening to Lady Gaga on occasion.
Because I am a food lover....what is your favorite thing to eat?
I realize it's probably a boring answer, but I'd have to say Bread! My dad bakes it from scratch every Sunday.


Today Liesl is giving away one of her handmade aprons--you choose!
(see them all here)
Check out Liesl Made and leave a comment with your favorite item for a chance to win! Make sure you look through everything--she really has something for everyone, and I am in love with all of her fabric choices! (like these pjs made from vintage cotton!)

One winner will be chosen at random, and comments will be accepted until Sunday, 7/25 at midnight, and the winner will be announced Monday.

Tell your friends--tweet/facebook/or blog and come back for an extra entry for each!
(if you don't have a blog, please leave an email address)


go!

73 comments:

Lisa of In Pencil said...

Wow, her aprons are adorable- they look very similar to one that I bought from Anthro years ago, only much prettier...My fave is the Pink Floral.

Melinda said...

I love Liesl's aprons! :) they are really chic! My favorite would have to be the Pink Floral Butcher's Apron, that is simply cute! :)

Hannah B. said...

That gray & lace skirt is to die for! And I'm so glad to discover her blog... the fabric choices are *beautiful!* :)

Rachel said...

Wow...beautiful stuff! I love that custom gray and lace skirt, though!

Paige said...

Oh my goodness, I would have picked an apron anyway! They're ADORABLE! I like the Gold Wood Fern one the best!

Shannon said...

So much cute stuff! I envy people who sew well. I love the Wildflowers Pencil Skirt!

Doris said...

I adore her bags! My favorite apron is the rust wildflowers apron...CUTE!

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Brinn said...

She has some serious talent, thanks for the introduction. Loving her aprons and bags!

shay said...

what a talented lady! i love to see people go and do what is in their minds! my favorite is the floral pink apron. so sweet!

Annie said...

Love all of it! The yellow and gold apron reminds me of an old table cloth my mother had. Beautiful! The pencil skirts are great too :)

gram said...

my favorite apron is the 'foxy leaf watermelon'... pretty stuff...

piccola samurai said...

All Liesl made is amazing! She's so talented and charming! I love the yellow and gold apron mostly... how I wish I could win!

Casey said...

I love Liesl! I really, really would love the Pink Floral Butcher's Apron

Stephanie said...

1. I love her bangs.
2. The White Stripes are a longtime fave of min.
3. I adore the pink floral apron!

Anna said...

I actually collect aprons, & hers are beautiful. Love the Pink Floral Butcher's Apron bc it is super girly!

Amanda Mae said...

The "Wildflowers in Rust Butcher's Apron" is BEEE-U-TI-FUUL!

Jennifer said...

Oh, what gorgeous pretties. I love the wildflowers in rust apron, absolutely gorgeous!

Tasha said...

I love the yellow and gold one! It reminds me of my grandma.

Sarah Seitz said...

I love Liesl's Custom Grey and Lace Camille Skirt! Liesl is also the sweetest and most generous person! Love her blog!

Sarah @ http://comeandseetheseitz.com

Becky Bean said...

Such a cute shop! Thanks for the fun giveaway. My favorite thing in her shop is the pink scarf!

Tara said...

Pretty fabrics, I think I like the wildflowers in rust apron the most.

chitchatchic said...

Love the choice of fabrics! I like the pink vintage look the best:0

Great job
Jesse

Laura said...

I think my favourite item in the shop is the yellow and gold butcher's apron...I don't know, I'm terribly partial to the red and gold one as well though!

Made by Melissa said...

I love her aprons, but, I've been eyeballing her make up bags for some time now, this one is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49605890/black-and-white-damask-make-up-bag

Made by Melissa said...

Shared it with my Facebook peeps: http://www.facebook.com/madebymelissa

shannon said...

I love her aprons and bags, but I think the Wildflowers Pencil skirt might be my favorite item in her shop.

tegyn said...

love love LOVE the gray and lace skirt!! and all of the makeup bags are adorable:)

Chrissy Jo said...

I love too many things... but I adore that peachy pink apron. I'm ready for something cute and not so plaid/lumberjack like the aprons hanging in my kitchen. These look like something I would feel cute in while cooking for my little family. So fun!

Erin Darcy said...

ooh how am i supposed to choose a favourite thing?
mmmm i think those pajama pants and pajama shorts. so cozy and feminine and sweet :)

Kylie & TJ said...

Love the Yellow & Gold Butcher's Apron :)

SisterlyLove said...

Oh! I love her entire shop! How beautiful. I especially love her scarves and her Foxy Leaf Watermelon apron!

Jenny

SisterlyLove said...

blogged about it here: http://3sistersofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/07/alright-another-giveaway.html

Jenny (Genevieve)

Rebecca Luke said...

She makes the cutest things! I love all of it! I have really wanted a cute apron FOREVER though, so my pic would be the wildflowers in rust or the yellow and gold butcher's aprons. So pretty and retro!

Jen said...

Oooh how I adore that yellow and gold butchers apron!! Love all her fabric! She is so talented!

Christina said...

What an adorable shop! Love the fabrics!!! My fav is the pink floral apron!

tanalicious said...

be still my heart! i LOVE aprons.. my favorite is the wildflowers in rust.. but they are all gorgeous.

Anneliese said...

well after browsing her online shop...i bought a makeup bag to use as a clutch!! ha! it was just what i needed. the aprons are fab!

Rosie said...

I love her shop! Been a fan for awhile now! The Foxy Leaf Watermelon apron is amazing! :) Thanks for showcasing her!

Courtney said...

very cute! i wish i could sew!
i like the first apron on her blog. cool material.

FlowerPot said...

I love her aprons, especially the pink floral one!

Dani said...

I *love* that mustard yellow apron. It's simple & classic.

dave, catie, and baby b. said...

love that adorable headband!
she reminds me of amelie...so sweet.

lsauri said...

I love the coasters. I think my favorite is the quilted yellow and aqua dinner's over coasters set

lsauri@charlesstephen.com

Britt said...

I love love love that purse. And that skirt. And the headband... okay I love it all!

Melissa said...

I love the pink floral apron, how cute is that!

my spatula said...

such talent! so hard to choose...i love them all!

sertyan said...

I love everything Liesl makes. I would like to win the Pink apron please. Thank you

elisemdean said...

I'm getting married and that floral apron is perfect! :)

Natierae said...

Love the skirt....and the pink floral apron- umm hi adorable!

That Jennifer Girl said...

The Custom Grey and Lace Camille Skirt is simply elegant! And I LOVE to twirl...perfect!

Rachel said...

This is a toughie...I think I like the Eva skirt the most followed by the aprons..the fabric is to die for!!! xoxo

Peach Rainbow said...

I love her Red Floral Stripe Tote

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isabel scrap said...

the cutest : the Pink Floral Butcher's Apron

la zaz said...

simply adorable. My favorite is the Gold Wood Fern, but everything is beautiful in the shop!

the mustik said...

The pink floral Butcher's for me... so pretty!
Love this etsy shop!

isa dona said...

Great job!
Love the Pink Floral so much
;-)

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

Soo cute! I love her PJ shorts--the pink floral stripe ones, the pretty scarf & all her potholders--the fabrics are great!
(We even have the same taste in music! <3)
Sarah M
ssmast@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

Love the floral PJ pants.....

Moody Family said...

Cute stuff!! I love the gold wood fern..but the yellow and gold is a close second.

Jill K said...

I love the Eva skirt.

Out of the aprons, i love the wildflowers in rust.

Cute shop!

StacyB said...

love everything !!! really would love to have the wildflower butchers apron in rust/orange

StacyB said...

would love another entry.shared contest on my facebook.... love the wildflower rust apron

Emily Voigtlander said...

Love those floral pencil skirts!

emilyvoigtlander.com
emily.voigtlander@gmail.com

Jen Clark said...

I like the "Foxy Leaf Watermelon Butcher's Apron"!!! So adorable!

My name is Frances said...

very adorable aprons, my favorite is the wildflowers apron. Love the prints.

Rebecca said...

Simply adorable! I love the Wildflowers in Rust Butcher's Apron. And Bonus! It matches my kitchen!

Staci said...

I absolutely love the Lime Bali Gate Tote and the Wildflowers in Rust Butcher's Apron. Adorable!

Katy said...

She makes really pretty vintage things! I love the foxy leaf watermelon butcher's apron...and the pink floral is pretty cute too! I love your blog..photos are amazing!

the.mrs said...

Beautiful! Loooove it!!

DangAndBlast! said...

Brown polka-dot and lace make-up bag! and her hair :) but that's not for sale!

simplecreativity said...

I'm in love with the foxy leaf watermelon apron - cute shop!

Kelsey said...

I love the Wildflowers in Rust Butcher's Apron!! It is so cute!!

hannah at honey & jam said...

Those are the cutest aprons I have ever seen. I can't pick a favorite!