Thursday, August 12, 2010

Artisan Spotlight featuring Knitty Little Things AND a giveaway!

I really can't remember how I first found Knitty Little Things, but I do remember looking at Talie's shop and drinking in the rich colors of her fun knitted products. Looking at her shop led me to her twitter. From following her on twitter I learned that not only is she talented, but that she is friendly as well. I think you'll get a taste for her friendly personality in the interview below! Also, sweet Talie offered to do a giveaway for this post! Details after the interview!!

SweetSamantha: How long have you been knitting? How did you learn how to knit?

KnittyLittleThings: I only discovered knitting about five years ago. I had always wanted to learn how so when I found out one of my friends was pregnant, I seized the opportunity and taught myself. It wasn't easy, but in the last few years the Internet has exploded with how-to videos. Learning to knit is easier than ever! As a creative person, I think you dabble in several mediums until you find one that is you! For some people, it's sewing, or scrapbooking--for me, it's knitting. Love at first stitch!

SweetSamantha: What's your favorite thing to knit?

KnittyLittleThings: I love anything that's a challenge. New techniques are so fun to learn. Flowers and hats are fun and fast, but shawls and sweaters leave you with such a sense of accomplishment. I usually have about 4 projects going at a time on average; so whatever mood I'm in, I'm covered.

SweetSamantha: What's your favorite part of the creative process? (coming up with an idea, buying materials, creating the product, etc)

KnittyLittleThings: Coming up with the idea is my favorite part of the creative process. It can also be frustrating when you have so many ideas and not enough time. But the satisfaction that you get when the idea becomes a reality is priceless. It's amazing what you can do with a skein of yarn. The possibilities are endless.

SweetSamantha: What inspires you?

KnittyLittleThings: I am very inspired by nature. I love natural colors--the green of moss, the brown in bark, the grays of stones. We just returned from a vacation in Blue Ridge, GA and I can't tell you how inspired I am. I cannot wait to experiment with the colors I saw there. It was breathtaking. I'm getting ready to roll out new fall items and I think you'll see a lot of Blue Ridge inspiration there.

SweetSamantha: How did you come up with the name for your shop?

KnittyLittleThings: I had several ideas for shop names, but nothing that I thought was catchy enough. The name came last...I had items completed and pictures taken before I ever came up with it. Finally, when I was cataloging everything, I kept thinking "Pretty Little Things". That's when it hit me--Knitty Little Things was created!

And since Talie is soooo sweet, she's offered to go a giveaway for one of her soft, colorful cowls in the color of your choice!

Giveaway details:

The winner of the giveaway will receive one "pick your own color" cowl! (See colors available above)

You can enter the giveaway by commenting on this post, twittering (following Talie on twitter, following me on twitter, and/or tweeting about this post), and/or liking her facebook page. If you twitter or like her FB page, please come back and comment here so I know you did! I can't enter your name for the giveaway if I don't know you participated! So, you could enter the giveaway as many as 3 times!

The giveaway will be open until this Sunday (8-15-2010) at midnight! At that time I will randomly pick a winner and let everyone know Monday morning who won!! Good Luck! :o)

For any questions about Talie's products, please contact her at KnittyLittleThings on Etsy ot through her facebook fan page. She's more than willing to answer your questions!


  1. Love the knitty little things. They are gorgeous and fun....the colors rock. Already 'like' it on FB. Fingers crossed until Sunday!

  2. Hey, Michelle! I'm enjoying your blog! Our budget is limited right now since Matthew's school expenses have begun, but I can enter a giveaway, right? :) A cowl would definitely help me not to freeze when the boys and I play outside this winter. Especially since I have a great knack for locking us outside the house, in 30 degree weather. Yep, did it at least three times last year... Hope you are doing well. I've been praying for your trip to Ethiopia. Love you!

  3. I liked Talie's facebook page, too.

  4. Michelle, Tallie's things look so neat! I always wished I could knit. I also love this new blog because I don't get to look on Etsy as much as I'd like. So you find all the awesome things for me!

  5. How fun! Most excellent colors I love the hand covers they are so practical!


  6. Love her stuff!! Would love to win, I've never won a blog giveaway!

  7. I "like" her FB page! Fingers crossed for a win!!!

  8. Me Me! I want to win!!
    Amanda Totman

  9. I love Talie and all of her great stuff! I so hope I can win one of her great cowls! I'm also a fan of hers on fb!