Ruffles and Laces in Ecokaren Shop and a Giveaway!

I’ve been seeing a lot of ruffles recently…….everywhere…….and L.O.V.I.N.G. them.
No matter where or how they are used or what color they are, they seem feminine and H.O.T.!


From The Pudding Store Vint's on Etsy

I wish I was Size 8 because this blouse is so gorgeous, I’d buy it in a heart beat. It’s still available if you are size 8! Hurry.

And how about this whimsical Christmas stockings from EcoEtsy Team member, Rikrak. They are made with eco-felt. Cute, huh?

Rikrak christmas stockings

Rikrak christmas stockings

So I’ve stocked my shop with some ruffles. Remember the t-shirt memory quilt I made for Andrew? Well, after I used the front panels of the t-shirts to make the quilt, I had all these back panels left. I couldn’t throw them out right?

So, I made all these ruffled ‘this’ and ruffled ‘that’.

In “ecokaren” on Etsy today……

tHalloween Ruffled Pillows

Halloween Ruffled Pillows

**I don’t know how to make the orange color not to glow in the dark like that in the picture but it doesn’t really glow in the dark.**

Infinity Ruffled Scarflette

Infinity Ruffled Scarflette

Long Ruffled Jersey Scarf

Long Ruffled Jersey Scarf

Ruffled Scarflette

Ruffled Scarflette

Grey Jersey Oversized Scarf

Grey Jersey Oversized Scarf

And with leftover strips of jersey fabric, I made a bunch of these florettes.

Wait until you see what I make with these. I’ll list them soon. I promise.


Various Florettes

After I’m done with the florettes, I will venture into the corduroy and lace territory and see what I can come up with this pile. I didn’t buy any of the fabric and notions pictured here. They were from my friend’s mom who doesn’t sew anymore. She had some awesome fabric… in yards……including this pile of corduroy. I have more that’s not pictured here so I’ll be busy this winter.

Corduroy and Lace

Corduroy and Lace

Oh, did you notice the graceful, painfully thin and perfect mannequin above? That was my most prized dumpster dumping effort to date. Ever. Well, ok, I lied. A friend saw mannequins piled up in front of a store that was going out of business. So he picked up a few. He’s the epitome of Craigslist king. When “Craig” built the website, he built it for my friend. Anyway, when he heard  I desperately needed a mannequin, he gave me the cleanest one. This is what she looks like without the turtle neck. Call me old fashioned but I’m sorry, she looked naked without a shirt so I put the turtle neck on her for the photo shoot.

MannequinIsn’t she gorgeous? If I want to make a dress or a shirt in different size, I can adjust the dials and I can make her a bigger size. How cool is that? I think I’ll call her Coco.

Anyway, there they are. My latest items in the shop….just in time for the holiday. I’ll listing them all day today.

And now for the GIVEAWAY! Yay!

This Red/Black Ruffled Scarflette is accented with a hand sewn flower. The fabric is upcycled cotton jersey and it measures about 13″ x 7″ when it’s flat. It will keep you warm and stylish.

Flower Scarflette

Just a few things you should know about the giveaway…..

•  Give­away is open to 18 year or older blog subscribers only. If you are not my current subscriber, please subscribe by using the feedburner subscription for e-mail or RSS. Your e-mail address will NOT be shared with anyone or posted anywhere.
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•  This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday October 30, 2010. One win­ner will be cho­sen at ran­dom, gen­er­ated by a, and will be announced on Sun­day, October 31, 2010. Please respond within three days after giveaway is closed to be eligible.
•  No pur­chase is nec­es­sary to enter the giveaway.
•  There is no limit as to how many times you can enter. Each com­ment is one entry.
•  If you don’t use one of the ways to enter as below, I will consider it to be SPAM and delete the entry.
•  SRP is $30

Now the fun part. Please answer any of the questions below. One answer is one entry.

  • What is your favorite season and why?
  • What animal would you come back in your next life and why?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • Why do you read my blog? (A curve ball there, huh?)
  • What else would you buy from my shop?
  • In looking at the past items in my shop, what would you like to see come back for sale?
  • Share this giveaway with a friend and Cc me –  karen[at]ecokaren[dot]com
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  • That’s it! Now let’s hear your answers and let us get to know ya!


    1. says

      My favorite season is Autumn. The summers in atlanta are ridiculously hot and when fall comes the weather cools. I love the color change, from green to red, orange and yellow. The holidays aren’t bad either.

    2. says

      I would want to come back as one of my cats. (Oh, I’m following by the way, just under a different email address if you can’t find me.) My cats have the freedom to run outdoors and come in when they choose. I think they have it pretty great. :)

    3. says

      My favorite movie is probably Rushmore. But, it’s hard to choose. Rushmore is just so funny and I enjoy watching other people watch it for the first time.

    4. Julie B says

      My favorite movie is Nine Lives, a little movie with a bunch of great actresses and little short stories that intertwine.
      Just subscribed to your email!
      P.S. this scarflette is in my very fave color combination!

    5. Elsina says

      My favorite season is the wet season. Where I live we only have two seasons, the dry one (april-october) and the wet one (october-april). The dry one is so hot and long. At the time of writing this, it is still 37 degrees Celcius (around 100F) and I am sooooo longing for rain!!

    6. Elsina says

      I would want to return as one of my own cats. They have a beautiful life. Food when they are hungry and for the rest sleep all day :)

    7. Julie B says

      I would like to come back as some type of bird. I’ve been pretty sedentary in this life, so in my next I’d like to travel and see more of the world.

    8. Julie B says

      My favorite season is spring. We sometimes have difficult winters in the Pacific Northwest and when spring comes around we come out of our houses ready to begin the year anew.

    9. Julie B says

      The other item I like in your shop is the Gray ruffle shawl. Although I don’t look as good in gray as I do in black and red!

    10. Julie B says

      Of your past sold items, I love the Felted Wool purse. I love unusual purses, and this is so pretty and useable.

    11. says

      My favorite season is Fall–I love making soup and muffins and wearing coats and hats. The leaves are turning brilliant colors here in Portland, so pretty!
      Thanks for the giveaway!

    12. says

      I would like to come back as an eagle so I could soar and perch high up in the tops of trees.
      Thanks for the giveaway!

    13. says

      My favorite movie is The Royal Tenenbaums, I could watch it a million times and it would never be enough. The art direction and tiny details in the movie just slay me.
      Thanks for the giveaway!

    14. says

      I just found your blog from Etsy Giveaways, I’ve subscribed thru Fastladder and will be a regular reader.
      Thanks for the giveaway!

    15. Julie says

      subscribed in google reader and my fav season is Autumn, because after the hot summer, I can finally open my windows again and get cool fresh air in the morning and evenings:)

    16. sara mather says

      What is your favorite season and why? Spring bc its not to hot and not to cold and so beautiful

    17. sara mather says

      # What animal would you come back in your next life and why? dog bc they get to sleep all day

    18. sara mather says

      # Why do you read my blog? (A curve ball there, huh?) Stumbled upon it today and its interesting

    19. Michelle says

      My favorite season is winter. I love the snow, and the cold… gives me a reason to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket and some hot tea and read a nice book! :)

    20. April P says

      # What is your favorite season and why?

      Summer – I <3 hot and sultry nights. I love the lake. I love the garden. I love the lazy-anything-goes air of summer.

    21. April P says

      # What animal would you come back in your next life and why?
      An owl – I’d be cute and have the ability to fly. What more could anyone want out of life? :p

    22. April P says

      # What is your favorite movie?
      Rocky Horror Picture Show. 100% Pure FUN!

    23. Kim L. says

      My favorite season is Fall!!! i adore it!!! Why….. the pumpkins, the leaves, warm drinks, fall festivals, good flea markets, Halloween, and Thanksgiving! i adore it all! xo

    24. Kim L. says

      what animal would i come back as….i would come back as a dog! i would hopefully get a very loving home!


    25. Kim L. says

      i found it when you had your post on, what to do with old fitted sheets! i honestly pondered that question myself. I have seen some fantastic ones but didn’t buy them because they were a smaller size and i wouldn’t use them. i must get some now! xo

    26. says

      My favorite season has to be Winter – with all the Chrismas events and decor..then all the yummy food and parties…it’s just the best! I looove your shop and love this scarf! *crosses fingers to win*

    27. Jolee says

      I love spring….new life, warmth, sunshine, but not too hot. So beautiful!