New Recipe Box and A Giveaway From Dining Out

Friday, March 26, 2010

I love to cook and bake and have designed my newest recipe box this week. This one is decorated in a cute "Pink Apron Cook" Theme.

With Mother's Day approaching I wanted to create something that is a great gift idea for all of our hard working moms out there.  These are also great as birthday gifts, or you can keep it for yourself!

This recipe box is currently on sale in the Cokie Pop Boutique. They come with a set of matching recipe cards. This is sure to add fun to any kitchen!
 
Now to the wonderful giveaway this week.  Mary has a beautiful shop on Etsy called Dining Out.  If you comment below you have the chance to win 2 beautiful Damask Hand Towels.  Now on to meet this talented artist.
 
Mary lives in Hamilton Ontario and is a retired teacher who has been sewing all of her life. Her interests are home decor and she specializes in machine embroidery.

How did you come up with your shop name?
I chose the name "diningout" for my shop because dining out is something I enjoy doing. But after I registered with Etsy, I realized that perhaps I should have chosen a more appropriate name, something that portrayed what I was trying to accomplish. Initially I tried using the name "Sewing is my Passion" but it was already  taken.


How did you get started selling online?

Since I retired from 38 years of teaching, I was looking for a new direction in my life. My very creative daughter who also sells with Etsy, encouraged me to list my products. I have done a lot of sewing for family and friends in the past. I truly loved doing all of these things but it was time to further challenge myself and grow in a different direction.

What do you want customers to know about your products?

My products are designed and created by me. I even do some of my own digitizing. All of my products are made from top quality fabrics and threads and I really try to limit myself to machine washable items.  All of my designs are interchangeable. You can choose an embroidery design, color of fabric and product, whether it be a placemat, runner or pillow cover, and create your own item through a custom listing.

What other hobbies or passions do you have?

I love to travel. One of my favorite places to go is the California coastline. I have been there many times in the past 20 years and I highly recommend it. If you are looking for a picturesque, peaceful holiday, you must go.

What’s your supply addiction?
Everywhere I go, I love to collect fabric. I always keep in mind what it will look like embroidered with one of my designs. My friends are always teasing me about my addiction and stash.
Do you have a blog? Twitter? Facebook? Website?

I do not have a twitter or blog. I do have a facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/diningout/306295992591

Dining Out has also been featured at The Blushing Hostess Entertains and Canartisan under Friday Five. To see more, visit her website at www.diningout.etsy.com

Remember to comment below about this post for your chance to win 2 beautiful Damask Hand Towels. The winner will be picked next Friday - April 2nd. For a list of winners this week please see the left side of the blog under "Giveaway Winners".
CarzooCritters said...

How cute! =)

-breanna

carzooCritters at gmail dot com

missknits said...

beautiful work and shop! i love this table runner of hers too http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31369424

great feature!
mel_sunrise@yahoo.com
missknits on etsy

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Really nice - would love a chance! jlanenh@comcast.net

Little Tesoro said...

What a great shop! I love the table runners too
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43236674

Lisa
LittleTesoro on Etsy

pamelastanton said...

Great work Mary and Keep up the interest and wonderful creations

pamelastanton@hotmail.com

paintedladyfingers said...

The lovebirds table runner is gorgeous! I enjoyed exploring the Dining Out etsy shop.

berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Lovely creations! I love to collect fabric too...I have a growing fabric stash and lovely vintage finds which I just stare at and don't use, LOL.

Andrea said...

I love those towels! They would look great in our new bathroom! I also love her Contemporary Pillow Cover with the leaves on it!
andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

Aljna said...

Great giveaway!!!
Thanks

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - What absolutely lovely hand-towels!

Diana D said...

Good going. I am a quilter and also gather fabric wherever I go. I do only the hand quilting and it's an excuse to sit in front of the TV and view my Netflix options. I'm not real good with the machine except I have done some piecing that way. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Amy said...

Some really gorgeous embroidery there, have hearted the shop for when I get my new house.

Like the new bakebox too. Another thing I'll invest in soon I hope!

wrought.and.adorned@googlemail.com

NGS said...

Hmmm...I've never really coveted a recipe box before now. How adorable are they!

dor said...

Very nice products. Those towels are
beautiful. Wish I could subscribe by email.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

fashionfrugality said...

These are gorgeous!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such pretty items! :)
kkondek at gmail.com

Dovile said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Carol said...

Aww, these towels would go wonderful in my lil country bathroom. Please enter me for a chance. Thank you:)

lil hipsters said...

What a lovely shop! I have hearted you. I really like the love birds designs...

va said...

I like the design on the towels . very nice

tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

khaski said...

Can't agree more how fab the Cali coast line is! khaski78 at hotmail dot com

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
beautiful! please count me in!
this one is especially sweet (and reminds me that i have a couple engaged friends now): Engagement Hand Towel

lin said...
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babalisme said...

Recipe box!! Great idea for mother's day!

Aik said...

I'd love to enter! They look gorgeous!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Jennifer L. said...

I love these towels and the pillow with the bird on it is gorgeous.
jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer B. said...

It's great that you pay attention to the machine washability of the items you use. I would be less hesitant about using something so beautiful knowing that I would be able to machine wash it. jbarthold329 at gmail dot com

jennifer57 said...

very nice :) I love the towels!

Surge said...

Id love to enter! her stuff is awesome

timesurge(at)live.ca

Shelby said...

I love how her work has so many different looks to it!

srobinson8561 at student.bryan.edu

Becca said...

I *love* the recipe box!! and thank you for introducing this lovely Etsy seller, I am on my way to her shop to check it out :)
Becca

EVA SB said...

These towels are lovely as are all the other items in the Etsy shop. I particularly liked the bird and the tree silhouettes.

Julie said...

First of all,I think your recipe box is darling :)

I really like this from her shophttp://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41454585 robin egg's blue mat

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Kate said...

How pretty!!

409cope said...

I love these gorgeous towels. They would look great in my main bath.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

sabrita said...

The towels are beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway.

sabrita@juno.com

6blessings said...

Very nice designs! thanks for the opportunity!

The Budget Bride said...

Those towels would look very nice in our bathroom!

idobudgetweddings(at)gmail(dot)com

Carapace said...

What wonderful towels! I'm not sure I could bring myself to use them!;) Oh, but wouldn't they look sweet tucked into a fancy apron's belt? Oooh, yes! Baking towels!

I think about kitchen stuff a lot, apparently.

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

DEBIJOT said...

Beautiful

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