Monday, July 18, 2011

"Made With Love" Event: Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts Review and Giveaway Ends 7/24 (WW)

~This post is part of the handmade "Made With Love" event. All giveaways run from July 18th-24th. View all 29 sponsors on my blog and visit additional co-hosts for this event HERE~
About the Designer...
        I'm a wife and mom to two beautiful daughters (8 and 2) who keep me on my toes (along with a menagerie of animals) I like to keep busy! We live in a semi rural part of Eastern Washington. Up until July of 2009, I was a store manager for several national retail chains (for over 20 years), and am very happy to now be in business for myself. Although I learned to crochet when I was around 7 years old (thanks Grandma!), I took a 28 year 'hooking-hiatus'....and now I'm BACK!
        As the owner and artist behind Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts, I specialize in crocheted items (hats, scarves, cowls, fingerless gloves, sweaters, animals etc), and also create wire and bead window/car art and wind chimes/mobiles. I take time out as much as possible from the production end of the business to teach Art lessons as well as paint custom window designs locally. I LOVE the process of collaborating with my clients/customers to create a personalized, unique product for them! I feel very strongly about karma, harmony, the concept of paying it forward and the golden rule. For this reason I spend a LOT of time finding ways to help promote other businesses/pages, share my fans, be as personal as possible when interacting with my fans and fellow business persons and every once in awhile to interject some piece of my 'real-life' into my business.


Review...
Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts has a shop full of beautifully crocheted items for the whole family at very resonable prices. You can also view an even larger selection of available styles and colors of items in her Facebook photos albums too. Her variety is truly amazing!
I received 3 Scrubbies and 1 Drink Sleeve. Each item is hand crocheted using 100% Acrylic yarn. Both products can easily be hand or machine washed as needed.

These round Scrubbies are great for use in the shower or bath. They are a little more exfoliating than just a wash cloth from the yarn's texture. As you can see the size is perfect for the palm of your hand. They are also 2-sided, so they are nice and thick for scubbing dishes too.

The Drink Sleeve will stretch to fit almost any glass or cup you would like to use. It has quite a bit of give. This works great as a barrier between your hands and a very hot or cold beverage. It also insulates the cup and beverage inside too. Below you can see I tested the shape of this sleeve on a tall drinking glass. It wouldn't go up any higher so I knew it wouldn't slide up while holding and drop my glass below. Unforunately this design won't fit on a mug with a handle, but maybe a new design that opens with some sort of closure to go through the handle would do the trick.
The main items in her Etsy shop are crocheted hats and beanies. She also has a few hat/diaper cover sets in there too. I'm very impressed with how low her prices are considering the quality of her work and time crocheting takes. Maybe she's just super fast at crocheting? :) Either way, you're getting a really great deal if you order.



~Exclusive Event Promotion~
Use code MADEWITHLOVEEVENT at checkout to Get 20% off your purchase in the month of July 2011.
(custom orders included, shipping NOT included)

Win it!
One winner will receive $15 Gift Certificate to Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts!
($15 off a purchase of $15 or more-custom orders included-shipping charges not included)



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32 comments:

mframe said...

I love the Cat ear crocheted beanie
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Jeanne said...

I absolutely adore the crocheted bucket hat.

Brittney said...

I love the Lavender brimmed beanie with 3 layer flower and leaves! It is so stinkin cute and would be perfect for my little girl!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Love the Lavender brimmed beanie with 3 layer flower and leaves because that's my daughter's fav color

Joy N. said...

Black n tan adult loose weave slit crocheted scarf
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Steph Enright said...

I love the scrubbies! I think they "scrub" the best and are easy to wash. plus, using them always reminds me of my grandma.

orangefukurou said...

I would love to have the Crocheted Owl hat with earflaps and ties because I'm crazy about owls. My baby's nursery is Owl/Forest theme!
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17sirens said...

I like the crocheted owl hat :)

tlcrum06 said...

I love the Sock monkey hat with earflaps and ties! Too cute!
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tamiv said...

I like the Pink Piggie Amigurni
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jessica taylor said...

I love the crocheted owl hat because I know the cutest little boy who would look adorable in it!!

svberge said...

I'd like the Purple Octopus amigurumi.
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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I love so many but one thing I would want is the Giraffe ear crocheted hat! it would be darling on my niece! :)

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eclairre said...

Crimson crocheted bucket hat with bow accent - perfect to keep me warm in the winter!!

geniuswaitress said...

I love the giraffe ear hat!

Mandy said...

Love the giraffe ear baby hat!! My husband loves giraffes and we have a precious 3 month old boy!!

Kerrific said...

love the octopus. that's a therapy word for my son :)
A. Kerr
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Cassie S said...

I also love the Sock monkey hat with earflaps and ties! Because I think it would be adorable for newborn pics!

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Vicki S said...

I'd love the Cat ear crocheted beanie
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68643090/cat-ear-crocheted-beanie

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christy said...

love the Sock monkey hat with earflaps and ties
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

not sure if i posted but love the puppy hat!

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Margaret (prellerm@yahoo.com) Osako said...

I'd love the precious puppy crochet hat... my son would look adorable in it!

polly said...

love the sock monkey hat with ear flaps & ties
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Alison T. said...

I would love to have the Black n tan adult loose weave slit crocheted scarf because it is super cute and I know it would keep me warm this winter.

Karen said...

I would like the Sock monkey hat with earflaps and ties to give to my friend at work.
Thanks, Karen
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Sherry said...

The Black n Tan adult fingerless gloves.

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Glo said...

I like
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73094208/purple-elephant-amigurumi-crocheted

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krafterskorner said...

I have always adored your monkey hat, but I think this puppy one is my new favorite. I have younger cousins I would love to give it to.

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Erica said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70091253/urban-grey-cool-crocheted-childs-beanie

I love this! My son has always looked adorable in beanies and I think this would look too cute on him! Perfect for this up-coming fall and winter!

Lesli said...

I love the Crocheted Owl hat with earflaps and ties because it will look great in photos

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Ashley said...

Tree Frog childs crocheted hat with earflaps because it's cute and simple.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo

Leanne said...

I love the crimson crocheted bucket hat with bow accent.

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