Monday, 24 August 2009

This is ...June of

And today we have a special treat - June is offering a giveaway! Read on...

Favourite colour?

Blue or Red I love them both

Favourite smell?

Black licorice (anise)

Favourite place?

I sat and thought about this one for a long time. I have no favorite place. That's sort of sad....

Favourite sound?

My kitties purring

Favourite way to spend your time?

Sewing or sitting up in bed reading a good book.

Favourite item in your shop of all time?

I made fleece scoodies in my shop 2 winters ago. They were fun to make and fun to wrap around my manequin and photograph her.

Favourite shop that isn't yours? (Apart from Niftyknits, obviously!)

Ha! I think Niftyknits meerkats are so sweet! My favourite shop is actually any shop on etsy that sells fabric. I really love looking for shops that are selling the cute Oriental prints. Ofcourse I am always looking for shops that are selling their scrap bits and pieces. I love variety.

What has been the most useful lesson you've learnt so far that you'd like to pass on to our readers?

I know many people feel fast shipping is the most important thing but
I feel that being open and honest and kind to your customers is the
most important thing for online selling. We can't control a package
once it leaves our house so making shipping number one is sort of not
in my control. Good customer service however is something I can

And now for the giveaway:

I would love to do a free giveaway on your blog! I will give away one
of my 6 piece gift sets to the winner. The winner can choose between or

So...what do we have to do? (I say "we" but of course NiftyKnits is sitting this one out!)

Go to FickleFaerie and check out her new snack and sandwich pouchs, leave a comment after this blog post on what kind of prints you would like to see - it's as easy as that! We will use to choose the winner and announce it here in one week's time, and the prize will be posted directly from FickleFaerie. Seemples!

want to know more?


Jane Carlstrom said...

Hi there June, nice to meet you the Nifty Knits way. Super giveaway - but drats, Etsy is down for maintenance just now.

Though have visited your shop before and your bags are neat.

Jaci said...

Hi June! Can't believe how much we share - I love the sound of my cats' purrs, reading in bed, sewing, being ecofriendly... Was great to read about you! I love your spider web bags, but all of your bags look so well made! I think in your lunch bag line I would like to see more for men.

Jaci said...

I wish we could edit, I meant snack and sandwich line :)

mollyannemake said...

Your bags are so great! What a way to go green in style :) I love the Owls Everywhere bag the best, but they are all so great!

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi June and Heather~
Great interview! I can smell the anise as I type.
Your pouches are great for kids!
I think using some of the popular cartoon characters would be very appealing to kids and moms.
Plain pouches for adults might be nice too.

Good giveaway!!!

Midnightcoiler said...

Enjoyed the interview! Great bags!
I think it would be nice to have some bold designs for women, either floral or abstract on dark backgrounds.

Unknown said...

Hi June and Heather,
what a nice interview! I love your bags!
I prefer geometric patterns, rather than pictures, but i cannot say that any of the patterns you have already listed are not attractive! My kids like animals and i would also be partial to non-cutesy animal prints! thanks! pamela

Beads, Beads and more Beads said...

Nice to get to know you better June!! You have a great line of snack and lunch....and halloween bags too!


Jane Carlstrom said...

Ok, back, and able to visit June's etsy shop this time. Ah ha, what is missing for both those bags is a nice meerkats with mustaches print. :D

Heather Leavers said...

rofl jane - meerkat with moustache print with dangly meerkat on the side, I htink.

Anonymous said...

I am a daisy person. LOL Give me a yellow background with traditional white daisies and I AM a Happy daisy.

mollyannemake said...

I think it would be great to see some prints with food, like cheerios or something. I also agree with midnightcoiler that some bold, floral prints would be great. And I'm always a fan of damask :)

Unknown said...

Fabulous bags!! In the sandwich and snack bags - yes I think I would like to see more options for adult men and women. Maybe some sports teams fabric for the guys, and floral or pretty solids for the women.

zaftig2k @ yahoo dot com

FishStikks said...

I agree, a great (and Nifty fun)way to get to know you better!

I think I liked the stretchy cats the best in the line you have now but agree, would love to see some solids and prints too and totally agree about a daisy pattern, that would be fabulous!

The3Maries said...

blog follower:)

Maybe some sports teams?

The Stewart Stuff said...

I think a fun fruit print would be great...think cherries. :o)

Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I love the sports team idea from, the3maries.

I also think maybe, camiflauge.

If you really want to go wild, some homemade screen print would be fun, with some great sayings on them.

CrazyDaisiesDesigns said...

Hey there Nifty and June,

You know I love your produce bags! Your sandwich and snack bags are great. I would LOVE to see some "Recycle" or "Save the Planet" fabric used. I'd love to get some snack bags since Tasha is starting school!

Sarah Sar said...

Oh, I don't have any produce bags and would LOVE some! i'd love to see more stripes or polka dot fabric patterns. stripes are always my fave!

Digital Misfit said...

I love using "green" produce and snack bags. FickleFaerie has a wonderful variety of patterns already, but I would fall in love with woodland theme bags (woodgrain, squirrels, deer, toadstools, etc).

June said...

I love all the helpfull hints and comments I am getting...

I think most of my snack and sandwich bags are kid geared for now because of the start of school.

I do have some super "food" themed fabric i am trying to get made up. I have toadstools and some pretty lady prints as well as animalprints..there just isn't enough time in a day. But this is giving me the push I need!

I also have some very slightly used fabrics that I plan to recycle into pouches as well...just for daisy,lol.

So keep checking back weekly, usually the weekend is when I make new pouch designs.

AKrause said...

Hello! This may have been mentioned before. But I would love to see some yummy fruit & veggie patterns. I'm thinking some big juicy apples and bright orange carrots or something. =) said...

Since I love animals, I'd say critter prints! Great interview!

I also have a giveaway on Fleur Avenue's blog

Hope you'll check it out!

Lisa said...

I'd love to see bags in prints by Heather Bailey or Michael Miller - I love all their fabrics! I'm into geometric prints more than floral or cute prints. =)

Lynn said...

Wow Cool Post!
I follow June too on Twitter!
Shout out to a fellow Ontarion! But for some reason I thought you were in Renfrew? Guess my mind is out of wack with that memory!
I love the Kelly Green bags, but I am sooo impressed by the skull pouches too.
I think I know where my Holiday Shopping is going!
If you are confused about my ID I am on twitter as @WitchAmy I have motivatedmotion shop on etsy

Silja Erg said...

I like random words. and collage like patterns.
also something with big flowers on black or white background

Heather Leavers said...