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Giveaway: Goodnight Boutique- ENDED

Saturday, June 2, 2012






Good morning, my lovelies! It's giveaway time again and today's giveaway is sponsored by Laura of Goodnight Boutique!  Laura says,   
 "I spend most of my time doing something creative, whether it be playing music in my band Goodnight Astor, singing songs about Harry Potter with my Wizard Rock group, baking cupcakes or, of course, designing, creating and making all sorts of things with Goodnight Boutique."
Get to know Laura in our interview below.

 When did you first start designing jewelry? What inspired you to turn it into a business?
I first began designing & making jewellery in August 2011. It was just after I had finished college and I was looking towards the year ahead of me and thinking of all the projects I could embark upon. I've always enjoyed creating and making things, and after visiting a local craft fair it prompted me to think 'I could do this. I could begin my own small business.'
Paper bunting from the Goodnight Boutique Jubilee Range
 As a kid, I always thought that certain pieces of jewelry were so magical like mood rings or the necklace from the Never Ending Story. Do you have a piece of jewelry that holds special memories or significance?
As someone who makes jewellery, ironically I don't actually wear much. I adore it - I'm always enticed into a shop, or over to a stall by pretty jewellery - I find it almost like miniature artwork. I love rummaging through my jewellery boxes and remembering when I got different pieces, and who I was with at the time. I love collecting jewellery, buying it, making it, finding it - but I tend to hoard it, and display it, and look at it, rather than wear most of it. However I do love wearing a string of pearls, as they instantly add a little retro-ness to any outfit, and I wear a little silver ring everyday, as it was given to me by someone special. 
 Speaking of childhood memories, I really love the whimsical elements that you use in your designs! What is your favorite piece that you have created so far?
I think my favourite would have to be my tape measure/sewing necklace made from a yellow tape measure ribbon, gold needle and bronze chain. It symbolizes crafting and making things, whilst being a piece of jewellery itself.
 When you're not making jewelry for Goodnight Boutique, you're blogging and playing in your band, Goodnight Astor. Do you have to make time for all of your creative outlets or do you go with the flow of your inspiration?
Ever since I can remember I've wanted to do something creative. My business and my band are a perfect outlet of this. At the moment I'm lucky to be able to do them both full time, and channel all my energy, and ideas, into them. I hope this can continue for as long as possible as they're what I love doing!
Goodnight Astor
Sometimes when you turn your artistic passion into a business, it can take the enjoyment out of what you love to do. Do you have any advice for artists on how to keep it fun?
I think it's important to always think back to why you started making things - because you enjoyed it. Every now and then I like to make some jewellery for myself, or for a friend, so that I can make things without the pressure of knowing that it's for a costumer and has to be perfect. I also like to indulge in artistic aspects that wouldn't necessarily fit in with my business - like painting.
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Enter the giveaway to win a $10 gift certificate to Goodnight Boutique.  

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 Follow my blog and visit Goodnight Boutique on etsy to leave a comment with your favorite item
For an extra entry like Goodnight Boutique on facebook

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winner will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday

See her band at Goodnight Astor.com

52 Responses to “Giveaway: Goodnight Boutique- ENDED”

  1. Brittany, such a great giveaway! She has great style! My favorites from her shop are the London themed paper buntings, and the London Bus Necklace.

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  2. I love the new design of your blog!

    The apple earrings are so cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95669154/apple-earrings-cute-earrings-rockabilly

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  4. There is a lot of cute things on her Etsy shop. I really like the Scissor Earrings Cute Earrings Plastic Studs.

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  5. Hi, new to your blog and really like it. What a great giveaway too, my favourite things are the bunny and scissor earrings and the button rings. Steph

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  6. Everything is adorable but I think I like the ice cream earrings the most :)
    Liked on Facebook too.
    xxx

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  7. Ooooh! Fab giveaway! What lovely items!

    I have to say my favourite item is the wooden button ring (http://www.etsy.com/listing/85865815/button-ring-wooden-ring-adjustable-ring) - loving buttons as I do :)

    Also liked on FB :)

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  8. Agonized what to pick for ages!

    I think I would buy all the Jubilee themed items, the grammophone earrings and the button earrings!

    xoxo Kelly

    pretentiousvintage.blogspot.com

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  9. I also liked them on facebook so this is my extra entry I suppose!

    xoxo Kelly

    pretentiousvintage.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm a big fan of VW Beetles, so I love the Beetle necklace. I also love the London bus one, though!

    ~Kristin
    sewtechnicolor (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  11. ! I love this stuff, and I love that measuring tape bow so much and the London bunting looks amazing! the pink scissor earrings too :)

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  13. I just found your blog.. I love it!

    As for Goodnight Boutique, I really like those brass scissor earrings with the amber bead. So cute. I love all the craft-inspired items. Followed on Facebook as well. :P

    (Trying to figure out my Blogger account.. I apologize if I'm anonymous!)

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  14. Such a cute shop! I adore the little apple earrings and the scissor earrings.

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  15. I always enjoy your wonderful interview posts so very much, dear Brittany, whether they're focused on a blogger or sponsor, and in the case of the latter today, it's the darling little camera necklace (http://www.etsy.com/listing/94789413/camera-necklace-cute-necklace) from amongst her lovely offerings that I'm favouring most.


    ♥ Jessica

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  16. I love the hand earrings. Cute shop!

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  17. Found your site after googling how to do vintage eyebrows. Cheers for the tips on that.

    As for the giveaway I really like the murder mystery bracelet. http://www.etsy.com/listing/95102201/murder-mystery-bracelet-steampunk

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  18. My favorite is the Clock Earrings Alice In Wonderland Earrings Key Earrings

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  19. I like the Safety Pin Necklace, it's ultra cute.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  20. Like on FB (Jc Loh)

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  21. My word, it's impossible to pick one favorite! The union jack rings, the sewing machine earrings, all the tiny keys! *v* Fabulous. I shall away to the facebook page right now.

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  22. i follow this blog via gfc (lucrezia) and my favorite item is the floral wooden button ring! ♥

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  23. i liked goodnight boutique on facebook! (lucrezia cortez)

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  24. I'm following you via GFC, and my favorite item is the doll's house necklace.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  25. I follow you via GFC and I like the Violin Earrings Cute Earrings Bronze Earrings
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

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  26. I follow your blog via gfc.

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  27. My favorite item is this wooden ring: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95705070/button-ring-wooden-ring-adjustable-ring

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  28. I love the brass scissors earrings. So unique. Thanks for a great giveaway. ketitoska@gmail.com

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  29. I am following your blog. Thanks

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  30. I love the violin earrings. Great to wear everyday. Thanks enedatoska@gmail.com

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  31. I am following your blog xoxo

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  32. favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/100417748/button-earrings-cute-earrings-red-white

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  33. I really love the Craft Scissor Earrings. Nothing could more eye catching than seeing these swinging from your ears :)

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  34. I'm not known for being lucky, so I've also liked your FB.

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  35. Oh these are gorgeous! And really reasonably priced too! I really like the dollhouse necklace (I don't have my ears pierced, sadly!)

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  36. I also followed their shop on FB.

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  37. I love the little Craft Scissor earrings.

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  38. I'm in love with the penguin earrings! I'm a sucker for anything penguin!
    I follow your blog!

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  39. I like Goodnight Boutique on FB! (Lynne Wallace)

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  41. Following via GFC and I love the cat ring.

    pennymindingmom (At) hotmail (dot) com

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  42. Like you on FB as Elizabeth Carr

    pennymindingmom (At) hotmail (dot) com

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  43. I follow your blog via GFC - Cynthia.Richardson
    My favorite item is the Peacock Necklace Cute Necklace Bird Necklace

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  44. I Like Goodnight Boutique on Facebook - Cynthia M Richardson

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  45. I love Pearl Bracelet Cute Bracelet Vintage Inspired Bracelet
    gfc: gloria tea
    gloriatea at hotmail dot com

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  46. I like Goodnight Boutique on facebook as gloria tea
    gloriatea at hotmail dot com

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  47. I love love love love the union jack heart earrings! They are to die for! And I did like your facebook page

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  48. my fav on etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/97925526/paper-bunting-cute-flags-london-themed

    sieteinvitaciones@ gmail.com

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  49. liked on fb :)

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  50. following on gfc :)

    sieteinvitaciones@ gmail.com

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