Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Factory Girl Ashli - She Rocks!!


You know how sometimes when you "meet" someone and you just think..."wow, they are fabulous! They must be my friend!" lol Well that's how I felt about Ashli from FactoryGirlAshli the first time we met on twitter. Thank goodness for the internet! She's an amazing gal with a passion for life and a fabulous sense of humor! Ah, she cracks me up!  She works hard on her two shops, her two blogs and hard for the Curation Nation Team!

Anyway, I am honored to have her as my latest featured Etsian! And guess what...She's going to give one lucky winner $20 towards any purchase in her shop!! Yup you heard me! So let's get to the juicy details....


1. What got you started on your path to Etsy?
I was always a crafty kid (thanks to my mom), but I found Etsy through my boyfriend (now husband). I shopped a lot on Etsy for our wedding. After we got married, I started a very part time cake decorating job and needed something else to do on the side. So I started an Etsy shop in August 2009!

2. How long have you been creating your pieces?
I've been making jewelry since kid age, but didn't get seriously into it until the summer of 2009. I've been making cards for much longer.


3. Do you like pudding?
I love pudding. Especially tapioca and cookies and cream.

4. What inspires you the most when creating or supply shopping?
I am really inspired by nostalgia and nature. I try to embrace an old fashioned, romantic yet whimsical approach to each of my pieces. I love antiqued brass and giving new life to forgotten vintage pieces.

5. Do you remember your first sale? What was it? How do you feel about it now?
I do remember my first sale! My husband was at work, I was just about to go to bed.... and then the email came in. I squealed with such delight! It was a bird nest necklace. The photography was terrible. I was lucky a friend of mine took pity on me for that sale, because it would never have been bought by someone random on Etsy! I still feel excited about that sale, and I feel the exact same way whenever I get a big order, a local sale, or a sale to a friend or family member.



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself a momma doing Etsy full time. I can't imagine how much Etsy will have evolved in that time. I'm looking forward to it!

7. Do you really want a creepy doll for your birthday? (Long back story to this but it's still funny!)

I do not, by any means, want a creepy doll for my birthday. Dolls creep me out and then some. I used to have Victorian porcelain doll wallpaper in my room as a kid. Not my choice, and I'm not sure what my mother was thinking (I'm sure she doesn't know what she was thinking anymore either.)


8. What's your favorite item in your shop? Why?
I really like this Aquamarine Romance Locket Necklace I have one and wear it often. I always get compliments! It's fun wearing things you make and when people ask about it, you get to say "thankkkks! I made it...." and then smile sheepishly.

9. Do you have a favorite artist?
Andy Warhol is my favorite artist (hence my shop name). I just loved how eye catching his art was, and then when I began to read about his life I just fell in love. His philosophy about life was so refreshing, and his statements about beauty and art are so intriguing. He was obsessed with fame but also liked to paint typically boring and normal things. He was also a very avid collector. Just a fascinating, fascinating man.




Isn't she fabulous! Love her! So now for the giveaway! That's right you can win $20 to use towards anything in her shop!!! Here's what you have to do.Each of these steps counts as a separate entry!

1. Go to either of her shops: FactoryGirlAshli or  HeyOldFriend and find your favorite item(s). 
Leave me a comment below with a link to your fave piece(s)!

 2. Follow either of Ashli's blogs www.factorygirlashli.blogspot.com/
or http://treasuredyear.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment below
3. Follow my blog and leave a comment below

4. Follow Me and/or Ashli on Twitter and leave a comment below 

5. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment below with your twitter link!

Plus!! If you buy something from Ashli you'll score an additional entry!!! WOW!! 
Just come back and leave a note telling me about your purchase!

I will use the random number generator to pick the winner on Friday July 16th (Ashli's Birthday!!!). Remember the more times you enter the better your chance of winning!!

Woo hoo!! I can't wait to see who wins! Thanks again to Ashli for allowing me to feature her!

57 comments:

  1. This Bunny Foo Foo necklace is so cute....
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45482456/little-bunny-foo-foo-necklace

    ~Deb
    dke at centurytel dot net

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  2. I am a follower of this blog.

    ~Deb
    dke at centurytel dot net

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  3. I love the laptop key necklace!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51100827/home-sweet-home-laptop-key-necklace

    - Tanya

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  4. I am now following Ashli's blog From the Factory.

    - Tanya

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  5. I follow you both on Twitter :)

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  6. I'm following both of Ashli's blogs now, too.

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  7. I think my new fave item from Ashli's shop is this pink cameo ring.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47472514/pretty-in-pink-cameo-adjustable-ring

    I'm waiting for my latest goodies from her to come in the mail :)

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  8. Following your blog, too! I'm starting to feel like such an Ashli fangirl, lol.

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  9. http://www.etsy.com/listing/47488264/blades-of-grass-romance-locket-necklace

    My favorite thing in her lovely shop.

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  10. I'm already a tweet stalker on twitter to both of ya.

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  11. and now I'm going to go tweet about this. but I don't really want to because I want to win, but I will because it's another entry. :D

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  12. And I follow you on twitter! (fun profile pic...)

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  13. My favorite item in FactoryGirlAshli is this headband: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46269062/lace-it-up-flower-handmade-headband If I win the contest...it's one of the things I plan to buy!!!! :)

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  14. And I'm in love with these mini notebooks in HeyOldFriend: http://www.etsy.com/listing/50549885/mini-notepads-sheet-music-and-library

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  15. And I tweeted about the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/mylovies I hope I win!! Love Ashli's stuff...I have some super cute cards from her shop now. :)

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  16. Love these earrings -- even moreso because they're nickel free!!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/51102973/the-missing-thread-earrings-nickel-free

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  17. I'm following both of you on Twitter

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  18. I tweeted http://twitter.com/beadlolabead

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  19. http://www.etsy.com/listing/50549885/mini-notepads-sheet-music-and-library

    I love sheet music AND library cards! What an awesome idea, Ashli!

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  20. Such a lovely host giveaway!

    My favorite item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48533643/the-proposal-wooden-pendant-necklace

    Although, the sheet music and library mini notebooks from Ashli's other shop come in at a close second. :-)

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  21. I already follow both of Ashli's blogs. :-)

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  23. Ahaha! I can't type. Let me try this again.

    I am now following baileybellecreations.

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  24. I follow the both of you on Twitter. :-)

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  25. I tweeted about this giveaway! :-)

    Here's my twitter:

    http://twitter.com/Flowerleaf_Art

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  26. I adore Ashli's shop - I've definitely spent more than my fair share of $$ there! My current favorite is the Upcycled Vintage Tie Pleated Headband in Black and Gold Damask. So gorgeous!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. I follow both of Ashli's blogs.

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. I follow your blog!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. I follow you both on twitter :)

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com
    twitter > @Ooooh_Shiny

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  30. tweeted > http://twitter.com/Ooooh_Shiny/status/18542833787

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. Ah, its Ashli! yes!

    Alright, my favorite item continues to be the Lace Up My Heart Antiqued Brass Necklace. Lace necklaces are always pretty pieces~

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  32. i've been a follower of ashli's blog for a while~

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

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  33. Oh dear. I put the title but not the link.

    link is here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/43295589/lace-up-my-heart-antiqued-brass-necklace

    and i also follow your blog! (98 now... two more and you're at 100!)

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  34. I follow ashli's twitter @icitea.

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  35. WOOO I think this is my fav http://www.etsy.com/listing/43060552/initial-tag-vintage-look-silver-necklace

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  36. birthday in two days...

    hm... if i've ever won anything from her, I'll try to send something xD

    here's my tweet : http://twitter.com/icitea/status/18551315987

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  37. Tweeted!! http://twitter.com/heatherkentart

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  38. I love this ring!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/41323654/something-blue-vintage-button-adjustable

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  39. I love this headband!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46269062/lace-it-up-flower-handmade-headband

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  40. I think this is super cute! http://www.etsy.com/listing/37252676/blue-eyed-beauty-blusher-hair-fascinator

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  41. I love this necklace, since I just bought the earrings!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/38885577/the-tiny-finch-antiqued-brass-necklace

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  42. I also follow Ashli's Twitter
    @RowdyFan81

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  43. I also follow Ashli's Twitter.

    @RowdyFan81

    ccompton81@gmail.com

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  44. love the lumberjack necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/37082411

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  45. I follow both of Ashli's blogs

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  46. Funny about the creepy doll. My sisters and I were at antique stores last weekend, and my sister point out a large doll, and it was actually scary looking. It would have brought nightmares to some little girl.

    Anyway, Happy Birthday! Love your shop and continued success to you!!

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