January 19, 2009

Save Handmade and Twinkling Tees

A campaign, a review with unbiased view + a giveaway!

During the Christmas holiday, I was lucky to win a gift certificate from Twinkling Tees which I used to purchase this lovely Pink Shirt customized for my daughter with rainbow colored Swarovski crystals. Though there was a little glitch using the GC during checkout, Jill, owner of the shop, personally took care of me and gave me the best customer service one can ever ask for! A small business thriving to deliver good service and quality products!

My daughter love this shirt so much, she wore it three days straight! I kid you not! If she was a man, I can't agree more if you say after 3 days in that shirt, it reeked of man-stink! BUT she love the shirt so much that she'd rather wear it over and over again than change into a different shirt that's piled in her closet. I relented only because her happiness of wearing it, was PRICELESS! More so, what makes this shirt special is that the design was painstakingly set by hands by Jill herself! A mom just like me! Definitely handmade with love!

If you plan ordering Kids T-Shirts from her, today is the best time to do it before you miss your chance! Also, order size larger than your kids regular size because the kids' shirts runs small. This may be your last chance of getting a T-shirt that your kid would love wearing three days straight!

With the Threat of CPSIA's new Policy in effect on Feb 10th, it kills me to think that a lot of small business owners will be forced to close due to their inability to afford the expensive testing fees which can run from $75 to a hefty $1000! - All depending on the number of material and items used to create it. The more materials used the higher the fee is.

In this event, I would hate to see wonderful creations like Twinkling Tees Toddler T-shirts go away! The Company creates customizable designs and has a wide array of design selections that caters to each ones' whim and style!

So, what then will happen after the new policy is in place? Will little girls like my daughter miss the chance of wearing great creations like this shirt just because? I, too have a small biz that does Handmade. I know how hard this will impact those who will be affected. So, Please, let's all help handmade Children product manufacturer and small biz owners like Twinkling Tees by signing these petitions: Clothes, Apparel and accessories / Toys or support the cause by writing your respective Congress using the pre-filled form.

Please HELP US Save Handmade!

Now for the giveaway! Twinkling Tees was generous enough to sponsor a $20 Gift Certificate as part of the Save Handmade Campaign. And as part of my support for the Campaign, I'm throwing in my Best Seller bracelets - all four of 'em! How's that for a treat!? You want it?


Here's the drill :
  1. Go visit Twinkling Tees come back here and let us know which product you liked best.
  2. Leave your comments with a valid email address so I can notify you if you're the winner and where Twinkling Tees can email you the GC.
  3. Open to US addresses only.
For Extra Entries: {Leave separate comments for each action done please}
All entries are noted and tallied manually, so simply let me know what you did and it will be checked for accuracy. Thank you. Goodluck!
  1. Twitter the Giveaway
  2. Simply Follow me {open to new followers only}
  3. For 5 extra entries post about it and link back here.
  4. For 10 extra entries subscribe to my RSS
  5. For 15 extra entries - sign any of the Petitions {we're REALLY serious about this!}

Deadline will be on the 26th Monday. Winners will be announced Tuesday, 27th. Goodluck! and help SAVE HANDMADE!!!


53 comments:

  1. When you have a chance, please stop by :)

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  2. I hope your weekend was awesome!

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  3. Sounds like a great place... I hope that it sticks around for a very long time.

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  4. Thank you so much for enlightening me about this issue. I will follow up with my elected officials, thank you again.

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  5. Too cute that she wore it 3 days straight.

    And thanks for sharing the links on the petitions, I remember reading about all of this before the holidays, but had forgotten about it, so thanks for bringing it to the fore front again.

    Hope you had a good Monday!

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  6. Cute t-shirts...I never had a little girl to dress up.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. This is such a shame. I agree there must be measures to protect the consumer (and our children) but why do authorities always go overboard with regulations?

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  8. What pretty stuff they have..wish I had a girl! I've got friends w/ girls though :) I LOVE the Swarovski Converse Ladybug Polka Dot Shoes! Those are adorable! No walking through puddles in those!

    email jonarablu @ gmail.com (remove spaces)

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  9. I twittered about the giveaway..here's the link:

    http://twitter.com/jonarablu/statuses/1134617920

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  10. Hey Girl,

    How you been? I heard about the lead testing, isn't that awful? So much for handmade and for moms who try to make some money at home.

    Anyway, will check this one out.

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  11. The Swarvoski Converse are neato!

    stefani[at]mommyenterprises[dot]com

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  12. I so love the Pettiskirt in Arabian Blue! So adorably perfect for my darling goddaughter!

    Thanks so much for this give~away! : )))

    THE CPSIA IS DEFINITELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. I TWITTERED about this give~away.......user name: leahita.

    http://twitter.com/leahita/status/1135567385

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. I'm a subscriber via e~mail and also via GOOGLE READER.

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I am honored to say that I'm a TAKE ACTION MAMA!!!

    I've signed petitions as well as writing to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer and Representative Xavier Becerra of my district!

    The CPSIA is definitely unconstitutional!!!

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. tweet
    http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1138454646

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  17. I would like a pink shirt that says "princess".

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  18. I forgot to leave my email-donna444444@yahoo.com.
    I would like the pink Princess tshirt.

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  19. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/1138465324
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  20. I am following.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  21. I signed the petition.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  22. I love them all but here lately I have been taking time and doing for me
    I love the full hands full heart in a serious way, but I really like the I need a playdate one - and is it naptime yet. They are all great!

    Dee Dee, mom of Hannah
    at hannahmadesoaps@gmail.com

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  23. I subscribed to feedburner.
    Have already signed petitions. Since they have said 'used' clothes/toys are exempt, I would suggest marketing them that way - worn by model for picture, etc. Stupid, stupid law!

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  24. Yaya received a necklace and bracelet that looks just like your bracelets for Christmas. Love the post about your daughter. Can't wait to see your Chinese New Year's Dress. What did you think of the one I submitted? Also, I AM A HUGE DA VINCI CODE FAN! Can't wait for Angels and Demons!!!!

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  25. I really like the "My Dad Rocks" tee for kids!

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  26. I'm with you on saving handmade. I just wished I were in the US to participate in this activity of yours. Looks like fun!

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  27. I would totally sport the "Nanny Deprived" mommy tee, or the "is it naptime yet" mommy tee. Basically the stories of my life. Good luck to me!

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  28. I loved the twinkling tees. The little monkey shoes are just too adorable. My little niece would love the Tee with the hello kitty. I also really like the initial Tees.
    What a great shop.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Rene
    itsjustmerene2003@yahoo.com

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  29. I like the princess designs - but also love the scrabble tile necklaces! Please enter me!

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  30. I also signed the petition. Thanks.

    ksfamilymailatyahoodotcom

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  31. I've love to enter...anything to save handmade and your giveaway is wonderful. I've twittered, subscribed, become a follower, and will post about it on Monday. Thank you.

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  32. WoW what a wonderful site!!!

    I love the Converse Ladybug Polka Dot Shoes how freakin cute are they!!!!!

    sarancoleman@gmail.com

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  33. I like the move ovre cinderella shirt

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  34. I want one of those Pettiskirts!! TOO CUTE!!

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  35. That is such a horrible thing to impose on small handcrafting businesses!

    This is such a cute shop! I love the Swarovski Converse Pink Crystal Shoes. I saw you on SITS today!

    dabbledabbledo@live.com

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  36. I am sorry ithis is happening to small shop owners.

    I would get the Twilight T. My granddaughter is a HUGE Twilight fan!

    grammanisiof3@aol.com

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  37. My fav is the 'is it naptime yet?' mommy tee, hehe...and love your bracelets! Thanks for the chance!

    jamie(at)stampinmom.(com)

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  38. Such cute shirts! I absolutely love the custom made name shirts. My daughter would love it!
    I, too, have a business that I'm fighting for with this CPSIA campaign. If it passes I'll have to close the doors on my tutu business. I love your giveaway and I hope it brings more people aware to our cause!

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  39. Wow, I love her shop. I really like the I need a playdate shirt for moms. I also like my dad rocks for my husband is a drummer. Thank you for blogging about this because it will affect so many of us. It will also shut down my shop littlepagsboutique.etsy.com

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  40. Arg, this law makes me mad! Thanks for helping get the word out about it.

    I would love a shirt for my mom for her birthday...something she would never buy for herself and would love!

    Saw you on SITS!

    safirecat @ gmail dot com

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  41. I blogged about it here:
    http://safiregiveaways.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh my goodness! What great things they have! It's definitely bookmarked. My daughter would adore having one of the brown and pink pettiskirts.

    I'm following you now as well!

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  43. Oh, and I was supposed to leave my email address, huh? Say oops.


    themommymamamom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. I like all the tee's with crystals...especially the personalized names and the T's "Miss July" (or whatever month you choose!).

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