Sunday, October 19, 2008

Excess Baggage -- Review and Giveaway!

I am SO super excited about my latest Etsy find!! While browsing for Christmas gift ideas for Hailey I came across Excess Baggage. Excess Baggage, Inc. is a family owned company. Barb is a stay-at-home-mom of four who began sewing in Junior High School! Her family runs two sites, Excess Baggage (where you can find show schedules and more info on local shows they're involved in, as well as order their lovely products!) and Excess Baggage on Etsy. They design and create their products right in their home using high quality materials. Some of the products they carry are: fabric bags/purses, child's aprons, and baby accessories. Their bags are lightweight yet sturdy enough to stand on their own and can stand up to the wear and tear of daily use. These attributes are absolutely necessary in any purse I own. I want it to look cute and feel lightweight, but at the same time I'm on the go so much I need the purse that will hold up well and withstand all the work I put it through! Hailey was lucky enough to get to try out one of their small child's aprons. She's such a girly girl and loved it right away! She demanded I put it on and insisted on wearing it the rest of the night. They are very well made. Their craftsmanship is couldn't buy something this well made at a Big Name store. They show great attention to detail...everything looks very professional. I really love the little "Excess Baggage" tag they attach...while it seems like such a small detail, it really puts the finishing touch on their products! Hailey was also sent a matching Addy Bag. They're just the right size for a little girl! Hailey started in right away putting all her new hair bows in the bag to carry around. I also found that while the apron and bag aren't in use, the apron folds up and fits inside the bag perfectly! Hailey has already received many wonderful comments on her adorable apron and matching bag. Everybody wants to know where she got it.
See something you like on their shop but want something a little different? Have your own ideas of how you want something to look? Excess Baggage welcomes custom orders!
Think Hailey's apron is just too cute? Excess Baggage would like to give one lucky reader a Child's Apron from their Etsy shop! All you have to do to enter is:

1. Visit Excess Baggage, take a look around the shop and come back here and leave a comment on this post with your favorite item from their shop!

2. To get a second entry, blog about this giveaway on your the post you MUST link back to this post AND Excess Baggage and then leave a SECOND comment on this post telling me you did so.

If you don't have a blog or don't have your email address listed on your blog, please leave your email address in your comment. If I can't get in touch with the winner I'll be forced to choose a new one.

The contest will end October 27th. After the winner is contacted they will have 3 days to respond. If they don't respond in that time frame I'll have to pick a new winnter.

Good luck everyone!


A Military Life said...

I love the Large Toni Bag in White, Burnt Orange and Gold. Too bad I have so many bags....

Jennifer said...

I love the "Apples and Pears Kids Reversible Apron with Pockets". My 3 year old has been asking to "help mommy" in the kitchen so this would be perfect for her!

Anonymous said...

The apples and pears kids reversible apron is too cute!

Angie said...

I visited Excess Baggage and was impressed with their bags!

I especially liked the floral pastel colored ones! The Pink and White Tote with a Gingham Handle was my favorite!!

I enjoyed visiting your shop.
I will return.
Thank you!

Angie said...

I blogged about your Excess Baggage Giveaway on my blog.

Thank you!

Seeryus Mama said...

I'm so diggin' the Pink Gold Handbag. Too cute!!

cutesieclips said...

Great shop! I'm loving all the bags, but my favorite item is the brown kids reversible apron with pockets!