July 31, 2013

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway and TAFA Treasure Hunt

I received an invitation from Shabby Apple asking whether we would be interested in offering one of their dresses as a giveaway here. I've never been big on giveaways, but after studying their site, I thought it might be fun! What sold me is that their dresses look well made and they support Accion, a non-profit working to eliminate poverty through micro-credit loans and giving access to other financial and business tools around the world.

Would you like to win one of Shabby Apple's dresses?

Here is how it's going to work: 

We want you to explore both our TAFA Team members' products on Etsy AND our main site.  You are going on a treasure hunt!

1. Go to Etsy and type TAFA into the search bar. That will give you our TAFA search results. Our members who have shops on Etsy use TAFA Team as one of their tags, making it easy to find their products. There is one item showing up that is not one of ours: wall tile. Just ignore it. Tip: Narrow the search by adding keywords that interest you: TAFA bag, TAFA hat, TAFA silk, TAFA quilt, etc.

2. Find you treasure! Pick something that you really like. There are almost 4,000 items there, so you
should be able to find something that you love.

3. Now go to TAFA: www.tafalist.com.  Find the Member Profile that matches that item. Who made it? Where did it come from?  You can try using the Member List, but many people use different names on their Etsy shops.  The easiest way is to do a search using the search bar. The shop owner name should do the trick.

4. Come back here and post your treasure in a comment.

Like this:

Treasure: (etsy link to the item)
TAFA Profile: (TAFA link to the profile)

That's all you have to do for our treasure hunt!

Some guidelines:

  • Crabby Apple is only offering dresses in their Vintage Clothing Styles.
  • These are the dresses that you can pick from: Snapdragon, Heart of Me, Dressage, 
    Grand National, Hackney, Captain, Admiral, Cut the Cake, At last, At first site, My vow to you, Maid of honor, Together forever, Ever after, Save the date, Moon River, Ski Bop, Some like it Hot, Tiber, Andes Skirt, Jetty Skirt, Ballerina, Nantucket, Boogie Woogie, Marigold Skirt, Lime Ricki Skirt, Park Picnic Skirt,
    Hully Gully Skirt, Newcomb Skirt  (Note that there are several skirts)
  • Winner's address must be in the United States. (If you live somewhere else, perhaps you can use a friend's address and have them ship it to you.)
  • TAFA members are allowed to participate.
  • Giveaway ends at midnight (Central US), August 8th.
  • The winner will be announced on August 9th, using a random number generator.
  • Make sure that we have a way of contacting you when you leave a comment. (Do NOT include your email or phone number publicly.)
  • If we cannot contact the winner within 24 hours, we will run the random number generator again and choose a new winner.
We'd love to hear more in your comments about how your treasure hunt went! Did you learn anything new about TAFA? Was it easy to find your treasure? How about your trip to our website? If you liked what you saw, please share TAFA and Shabby Apple with your friends!

We have a winner!

Lakeisha found this as her TAFA Treasure:
"I like the personalized journal made by Christine Marie Ford in Canada."

July 6, 2013

In Memorium: Heather Lair

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of our TAFA Team member, Heather Lair.  Heather was from Gimli, Canada, and actively involved with the quilting community in her area and online.  She was funny, joyous, sweet, and a beloved teacher.  She made beautiful art quilts and carried smaller works in her Etsy shop: art cards, pouches, etc.

Please visit a tribute to her on our main site: In Memorium, Heather Lair

She is sorely missed!