Monday, April 20, 2009

How About a Heather Ross Fabric Giveaway??

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There are thousands of places you could buy fabric online. Today, I want to share a wonderful etsy fabric shop with you that I have found to be very timely, well-priced, AND very friendly.



Meet Jen of Down Shadow Lane. A stay-at-home mom of three, ages 12, 10, and 6, Jen is living the dream of owning her own business, doing what she loves...enjoying fabric and spending time with her kids. In her own words,


"I started out sewing when I moved to a small farm which was located about 20 minutes from town and I had just had my 3rd baby. We would stay home all the time and I decided to hire a girl from my church to teach me to sew. It went really good but I found quilting to be a little easier (because most of my quilts only had to have a straight line stitch) so I began with small quilts. I was able to make a few quilts and I also fell in love with hand quilting (it was very relaxing). From there I started making handbags and sold those to friends and at little Christmas shows in town. I found etsy and put a few of my bags on there and loved it. But I found that I enjoyed finding the fabrics a little more than making the handbags. That's when I started Down Shadow Lane fabrics on etsy.


The first year was a little slow but after that it just took off. I love to find a great new print! I really love etsy because you get to meet so many different people from all over. I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband who supported all my many different hobbies before I was able to pay for them myself. We have been very impressed with etsy and the low cost of running my shop on there. I am able to offer the fabrics at a much lower price because the fees are lower than other sites. We are in the process of adding onto our house so I can have a bigger sewing/fabric room and I am very excited! I love to sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch and I love to make jewelry (I love the beads). I am a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful kids ages 12, 10, and 6. I am really excited to get my 10 year old daughter into the business with me one day. She loves fabric and crafts too."


Down Shadow Lane is generously sponsoring a Heather Ross Fabric Giveaway!!! One lucky reader will be randomly selected to receive a fat quarter bundle of 5 cutie fabrics from Heather Ross' West Hill collection. As you may already know, Heather Ross is on a freeze from coming out with new quilter's cotton collections for the time being, so her fabrics are getting harder to find. If you're a Heather Ross fan too, you'll want to check out the other prints in her collections at Down Shadow Lane!


You have up to 3 chances to win...Leave seperate comments for each of the 3


1. Visit Down Shadow Lane and come back and tell us about your favorite item in her shop.


2. Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and comment with your link.


3. Purchase an item from her shop and come back to leave a comment.


Best of luck!!! I will close comments at midnight on Sunday, April 26th.

Comments for this contest are now closed :)

61 comments:

Sarah said...

I love her shop! I have bought from there several times. I just LOVE the heather ross horses and the tadpoles in jars and the russian dolls.. so wonderful, great prices and doesnt overcharge for shipping.. very fast and friendly too

Barbie said...

Oh, a gorgeous give-away! I love Heather Ross and I love Downshadow Lane. I just bought about 8 yrds of Heather Ross fabric from Jen last month. She was so great about stuffing as much fabric as possible into the flat rate envelope to Canada! But I didn't buy any of the doll fabric so I would love to win... my favourite item in the shop is the Heather Ross Riding Clothes in Grey!

tewing07 said...

I just saw this post, and went over to the etsy shop to check it out, and ended up buying a few things to build my stash. The selection is great, and the prices too!

Jen said...

There are so many cute prints! I can't choose a favorite. I will definately be making a purchase soon.

Robin said...

My favorite item in the shop is the fat quarter bundle of Dick and Jane fabrics! I will be going back soon to buy it!!

Jessica Christensen said...

Hard to choose a favorite, but I do just love Heather Ross's Mendocino in the blue and orange. I do.

email is jessierey@msn.com

Sue Cahill said...

I had such fun checking out all the fabrics but especially the fat quarter bundles, what an outstanding selection.

I really love the Sole and Dots bundle, so bright and cheerful.

Thanks so much for introducing me to such an excellent site.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Casey said...

thanks for the link to her shop! I really love the dick & jane fat quarter collection :)

I love Heather Ross fabric! I hope I can win!

paula_lemos said...

The Heather Ross Fabrics are really lovely and I'm in love with the Dick and Jane fat quarter!
Thanks for the giveaway!

sdg said...

I love downshadowlane! I check Jen's shop every single day. I have bought fabric from her a couple times now and it was such a nice experience. Looove pretty much anything Heather Ross, and I've also been eyeing the Happy Homemaker fabric in Blue Jay---waiting for my birthday to pick up some of that :) Also those Katie Jump Rope Ribbon Flowers. I can't pick a favorite! Anyway, thanks for featuring her shop--the more people to keep her in business, the better for all of us!

Molly said...

Thanks for introducing Down Shadow Lane--really nice fabrics. I really love Tina Givens Fairy Tip Toes Silhouette Polka in Pink--I love the birds!

Molly said...

Almost forgot--I blogged this and here's the link: http://countryhill.blogspot.com/2009/04/heather-ross-fabric-giveaway.html

Thanks for sponsering this giveaway--really beautiful fabrics!

Nancy said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite fabrics in the shop are the Amy Butler Full Moon Polka Dots, in all the colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim said...

I love the wood grain fabric. She has so many to choose from!

Ariane said...

Wow what a great giveaway. I checked out the shop..there were so many nice fabrics...how to choose..I did love this..Half Yard Bundle of 4 - Robert Kaufman Citronella Prints. Love the shop!!

Amy Sp said...

My favorite thing in Jen's shop is the entire Katie Jump Rope line, which I have bought from her already! I agree that she is great to work with and ships really quickly :)

Amanda said...

I love the pink and green Darla fabrics by Tanya Whelan. So pretty!

Adina said...

i've admired japanese prints for some time now so I hace to go with echino red airplaines. thanks for the giveaway.

GloJoeSews said...

I visited DownShadowLane and really loved the UnderwaterSisters fabric in aqua. Lots of cute fabrics for kids, too. Love it!

Jody said...

I believe I have purchased from Down Shadow Lane before as well...great store! Great Selection of fabrics. I really like the Amy Butler Full Moon Polka Dots...and the Midwest Modern Park Fountain...Nigella in Olive...the list goes on! I really like the Mendocino and Lightning Bugs line from Heather Ross....so would love to win some of her fabric. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am in love, love, love with Tanya Whelan's Pink and Green fabrics. Great little shop. Thanks for sharing about it.

Amy Sp said...

I blogged about it too!

http://midnightquiltmom.blogspot.com/

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

I really like the Alexander Henry Starling prints. I haven't seen them before- I am just a beginner- and think they could add a lot of personality to a piece. Good prices too :) I love how you keep me up with new things- thanks for your time and effort!

Nova0437 said...

I like the Anna Maria Horner-Good Folks -Filigree.
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ni said...

She surely has a wonderful collection.There are so MANY that I really like that its hard to just point one but this one is WOW Fat Quarter of Alexander Henry - Bird Seed in Pink. I would Love to make a tate bag with that fabric.

ni said...

I blogged about it in my blog also here is the link http://lifesmundane.blogspot.com/2009/04/wonderful-giveaway.html

free indeed said...

I am just so taken with the Alexander Henry Starling and Owls fabrics that she has in her shop. They are too cute. I can't find them locally, so this is a good source.

Monique said...

I have shopped at Down Shadow Lane before and have had great experiences. I'm glad to know a little more about the person behind the store! :) My favorites are the Darla fabrics. I am currently working on a custom order for a Darla twin size quilt, so if i run out of fabric, I will check her store for a refill. Noticed your Jars of Clay link- I love those guys!

Kerri said...

oh, what a great giveaway!! down shadow lane, has some great fabrics!! one of my favorites right now is the "Half Yard of Japanese Import Fabric - Kokka - Trefle - Linen in Pink and Teal"

thanks for the chance to win!!

Zarah said...

That is a great etsy shop. I especially like the coordinated bundles that aren't necessarily from the same designer, like the Alexander Henry Starling matched with the Amy Butler Dots.

carrie said...

I've been wanting to purchase Anna Griffin's Charm Bracelet.

amy said...

ohmygoodness, how can anyone decide which is their favourite? i've got about 10 tabs open here, trying to decide (and trying to talk myself out of buying them all!).

i love the alexander henry bird seed a lot. Jason Yenter Birds on Blue is gorgeous. i adore the whole Heather Ross Mendocino collection. and the Mod Girls Peacock Damask is incredible. and i love the japanese nesting dolls on black (it's hard to find cute prints on black!). i think my absolute favourite is Heather Ross Mendocino Underwater Sisters. it's pretty close though!

amy said...

i caved and bought fabric. how could i resist?! i got the mod girls peacock damask in one colourway, the heather ross underwater sisters, the japanese nesting dolls, and alexander henry bird seed. i'll save Jason Yenter Birds on Blue and the other peacock damask colourways for another day!

DianeH said...

Hi, I had a lovely visit through the shop and will go right back there. Let's say one of my favourites was the Heather Ross Dogs on Orange, very cute.

Sara said...

Hi Ariel!

I've become a blogstalker of yours. Found your site through my sister, Mandy's, blog. I'm very NEW to sewing but have become obsessed already. Checked out the shop and I'm a huge Amy Butler fan...but also loved, loved, loved the Alexander Henry Starling fabrics.

Also, a few posts back said you were at Clementine's on Saturday. Mandy and I were there that same day.

Sara : )

Anonymous said...

I love this shop! I've been looking around for fabrics for Karleigh's new room, and I saw the Rhapsody tile in blue green on there and am seriously considering it. I'll have to spend some more time looking on there, but it seems like a great site! Thanks Ariel for introducing me to it!
Jess

mendi_brown said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to her store... love it! I really want to pick up some of the remnant packs.

Meghann Stephens said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to her store...so many choices:) I can't pick a favorite but plan on making a purchase at her store. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway as well:)

toneyandmeghann@aol dot com

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Wow what a great and generous giveaway! I love the Fat Quarter Bundle of 4 - Amy Butler Mix in Lime - Olive - Camel - Lime in her store. I might have to go back and pick it up!

Beth said...

What a great shop with so many things to choose from!!! I love the Katie Jump Rope - I have for a while, but haven't bought any and I love the Russian and Metryoshka dolls and my son would love the tadpoles in jars! Thanks for a giveaway!

Alisa said...

What a great giveaway and wonderful etsy shop! I browsed around for awhile, lot's of fun! I noticed a few fabrics that I liked, a few were in the Asia line by Timeless Treasures. I hadn't seen those before.

Melissa said...

I love the Sole! Also, always a fan of Heather Ross.

Ashley said...

I've shopped at down shadow lane many times, and have always been extremely pleased! I've found some great Katie Jump Rope prints I was looking for! Love HR as well, and would love a chance to win! Thanks!

Sherin (sherintee@yahoo.co.uk) said...

Hello,

I visited the beautiful shop on etsy and found my way here.
I am so attracted to the super reasonable prices of the shop.
And I was so glad that I found Tanya's collection, which I love for it's romantic and flirty feel. =)
And Yes Heather's collection that you are giving away, has such a romantic feel with the floral prints too!
Thumbs UP!

KarenP said...

I just love that Heather Ross!! Thanks for the link to Down Shadow Lane!

Marianne Casteel said...

I found some Denyse S fabric at Shadow Lane that I love and am going to make PJ's with it. Can't wait to get the fabric. I also love all things Heather Ross!

Ariel said...

Thank you all for your comments! Don't forget...if you purchase from Down Shadow Lane this week, you get to leave TWO comments...one to tell us what you like and another to tell us that you made a purchase = 2 entries to win!!!

EverythingIveGot said...

I love Jen and her shop as well! The ponies by Heather Ross is a great line and I found it first at DownShadowLane!

Thanks for the shout out to Jen! She's a great etsian!

The Perfect Trio said...

i found your blog through her etsy shop!!! right after i added heather ross ponies to my faves!!!!!! i love them...

Renee G said...

I love the Anna Maria Horner - Good Folks - Filigree in Plum.

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Bronwyn said...

I love the new Dena Designs 'Snow' collection - and of course any of the HR collection (maybe ponies and riders are my top faves) thanks for being so generous with the giveaway - I haven't got any babushka print and would love some of that - fingers crossed!!!

Bronwyn said...

Hello! I have just blogged about your lovely giveaway: www.whippetgoodwhippet.blogspot.com/2009/04/heather-ross-rocks.html

good luck to everyone!

Sarah C said...

I love down shadow lane!!! I actually found your site from her site! I have made 3 heather ross purchases from her and the service is excellent!!!!!

I am actually headed back there (after i browse through your site) to pick up some more fabric =)

Please enter me into your giveaway. I am a huge heather ross addict and just cant get enough

Tee said...

Jen carries a lot of my favorites, glad you pointed me in her shops direction. The Kokka Scandinavian birds in teal is something I keep looking at- guess I should just buy it!!

Sulz said...

Oh, thanks for featuring the shop! I would love to get my hands on some of jen's fabrics (hopefully) soon =).
Heather ross is an absolute fave! The frog pond in olive is yummeeee =). I also love Anna Maria Horner - Good Folks - Fortune in Chocolate
Thank you!
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Ellen Ban said...

All things Heather Ross!
epban@bellsouth.net

Ellen Ban said...

I also bought some Heather Ross Stripes and Dots from Downshadowlane on Friday (and in the past)
Thanks for the great giveaway!
epban@bellsouth.net

perdoozy said...

i love "downshadowlane's" store on etsy! she always ships your order right away and responds to questions super quickly! my favorite thing at the moment (which i'll probably go and purchase now) is the heather ross wildflowers in fuschia or yellow. thanks, and have a lovely weekend!

james and bess said...

what a great etsy shop! she has the cutest bundles and LOVE the sale section! :) -bess
jbknav@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Down Shadow Lane is one of my favorite etsy shops. What a great selection, and great prices! I found out about this giveaway by visiting Jen's shop, looking for Heather Ross fabrics. Right now my favorite is the yellow tadpoles from West Hill. Good luck everyone!

stephanie said...

DownShadowLane is my favorite etsy fabric shop! And Heather Ross fabrics are definitley some of my favorite! Great Giveaway!!!