Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Feature & Giveaway: CiaraRebello

Today's Friday Feature is from a wonderful Etsy shop Ciara Rebello, offering reusable wine bags made from upcycled/recycled premium upholstery material.  On top of the awesome fact that these bags are reusable, they are made from recycled/upcycled material too!  Double win!!!  



Owner Ciara takes great care in going through upholstery scraps and choosing the very best for her wine bags.  There are so many great patterns to choose from, but you don't have to take my word for it, you can go visit her shop and see for yourself!


When asked how she got started making these special wine bags, this was her reply:
"I always made little sewing crafts in the past and the material cost me more then all my other crafts together.  I started making the wine bags as a useful gift for that hard to get person on my list (my father, my much older brothers and some friends who had everything).  They really appreciated the hand created gifts and I truly enjoyed the process of giving the fabric a new life.  
I had the idea to call up some local upholstery companies and ask for their scraps. Out of over 30 companies only 2 got back to me.  It is a lot of work to go through all the old material as most people do their sofas in plain beige (how boring!) but it is worth it when you find that one special fabric that has that luxurious feel that you can give a new home to."



How did Ciara start out on Etsy?
"I started as a buyer and am still a buyer!  I saw so much endless creativity and I just ached to take part."
Anything you want readers/buyers to know about your product and/or you?
"Product -> All the fabric I use is upcycled and the wine bottle bags I create can be re-gifted endlessly.  They are made in a pet and smoke free home.   
Me -> As one of eleven children you could never buy too many Christmas gifts - the biggest challenge was finding that perfect (often times hilarious) present.  Make an effort this Christmas to get the ones you love something creative and personal this Christmas - they will appreciate the gift more than an electronic gadget which will need to be replaced by the next year."




As the holidays are fast approaching, I asked Ciara what her favorite part of the holiday season is.  Here is what she said: 
"I love to bake!  and I love when people eat and enjoy what I bake! So Christmas is perfect for me.  
I also love wrapping presents!  You can often get free sample books from wallpaper stores who are throwing them out with beautiful heavy weight paper in them!" 

The Prize


With the holidays just around the corner, Ciara Rebello is offering one of her beautiful handmade reusable wine bags to not one, but TWO lucky 2justByou Blog readers!  


Plus, I'm throwing in a pair of Pumpkin Cupcake scented mini candles from Bath & Body Works for each winner too.  You DO NOT want to miss out on this giveaway, as it's just in time for those holiday parties you know you'll be attending.  =0)  Enter below with the rafflecopter form!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Much luck to all entrants!!!
Also important for readers to know...Right now, Ciara Rebello is offering FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!  That's right!  FREE.  No coupon code needed.  It's a great deal, for a great handmade product that can be used and reused again and again.  So what are you waiting for?  Go browse Ciara's shop and see which wine bag you want to order!  


32 comments :

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

Just entered...great giveaway and great shop!

Theresa said...

Thanks for the chance! My blog email & FB emails are different.
I love this wine bag: http://www.etsy.com/listing/108204587/hand-sewn-wine-bag-free-shipping-emerald

Holly said...

I think I like the grey one the most! :)
Dropping by from the blog hop. :)

kitblu said...

I lioke all the wine bags but I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/111937969/black-wine-bag

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love this classic print!
Perfect for weddings/birthdays/anniversaries!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/108195871/winebag-free-shipping-classical-print

meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more! I hope I win!!
-meandmr.com

Unifyhandmade said...

Great interview. Her bags are so cute & love the ribbon accent. It's great that she is not only a creator of handmade but she's also a supporter :-D

Carla G said...

I like this bag! :)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/108285496/home-decor-and-housewares-linen-wine-bag

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

They're all very nice - but my most favorite favorite is:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/108204587/hand-sewn-wine-bag-free-shipping-emerald

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

eclairre said...

This is my favorite! http://www.etsy.com/listing/108285496/home-decor-and-housewares-linen-wine-bag

Jennifer Corsillo said...

I like the silver one best

Hana's Clay said...

i love this : http://www.etsy.com/listing/108205718/october-wine-bag-free-shipping-funky

GFC Name : Hana's Clay
email : hana_clay@yahoo.com
Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^

jc said...

The turquoise scroll pattern is a real classic

http://www.etsy.com/listing/108195871/winebag-free-shipping-classical-print

Anna said...

I like this one most of all
http://www.etsy.com/listing/108490038/wine-lover-present-free-shipping-wine

Jus and Kat said...

My favorite is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/111937969/black-wine-bag

Framboesa (uma diva de galochas) said...

My fav:http://www.etsy.com/listing/108617445/wine-bag-hand-sewn-free-shipping-red-and

e-mail:missframboesa@gmail.com

Thanks

Radmila G. said...

I love this wine bag http://www.etsy.com/listing/109229930/wine-bags-free-shipping-burlap-and-black

Despina said...

I love this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/108205718/halloween-wine-bag-free-shipping-funky

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

CrippleHorse said...

I love this one
http://www.etsy.com/listing/109229930/wine-bags-free-shipping-burlap-and-black

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Online Store said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Leslie R. said...

Love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/108616908/hand-sewn-wine-bag-free-shipping-adult

Gloria Tea said...

i like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/108809831/hostess-gift-free-shipping

gloriatea at hotmail dot com

agnieszkazg said...

I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/108195871/winebag-free-shipping-classical-print

Lucy Black said...

I like the "Burlap and Black Satin".

Maegan Morin said...

I really like the Turquoise Wine Bag! http://www.etsy.com/listing/112030210/cloth-wine-bag-cloth-wine-bottle-bag

Kristin Aquariann said...

Nice bags! My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/108195871/wine-gift-bag-free-shipping-classical

Szappanbubi said...

My fave is the Vintage Fabric Wine Bag - Vintage Cloth Wine Bag

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112554597/vintage-fabric-wine-bag-vintage-cloth

thanks*

BzzAgent KaciOhio said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109527769/gift-idea-for-the-wine-lover-free

Renee G said...

I like the Vintage Fabric Wine Bag - Vintage Cloth Wine Bag
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Oksana V. said...

I love and hearted Gift Idea for the Wine Lover - Grey Tones
(oksana2372 on etsy)

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com




Hi, Im Kelly! said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112263678/wine-gift-wrap-free-shipping
this one is my favorite, nuetrals with birds!

Morgana DeLarge said...

Lovely!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/111937969/black-wine-bag
Email: giovannamata@gmail.com