Monday, June 14, 2010

MALUHIA Interview + Giveaway

We have so much in store for you this week! Lots of Summer UCU Vendors to introduce and lots of lovely items to give away! I hope you're as excited as I am.

Without further ado meet Maluhia!

She is a 5 time Urban Craft Uprising veteran and “thrilled and grateful to be coming back.” Wowee! Well, we’re excited to have her. As a young girl in the Philippines she took an interest in sewing when her mother owned two boutiques. She learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine and from that experience came the wonderful creations that make up Maluhia.

Check out her fantastic “Apple a Day Pinafore” for little girls. It could be yours! Leave a comment here and we will pick at random one lucky winner Friday June 18th. Pick up your prize at the UCU booth at the show July 10-11!

Don’t forget to check out my dialogue with this awesome seamstress!

What is your favorite part about Urban Craft Uprising or other large-scale craft shows? I look forward to checking out new items for sale by great vendors and more importantly meeting my customers in person. I love the atmosphere!

What sets your company apart from others who offer similar products? I offer a huge variety of items with different price points and all handmade by me from fabric choices to the very last stitch.

What do you like best about crafting/creating your product? I am very eclectic and that’s the main reason I have a wide variety of items. I like using bold, bright and cheerful fabrics that put smiles on peoples faces. It doesn’t matter if a person comes out of my booth without buying anything as long as they are smiling when they leave.

Is there something you are hoping to shop for, a treasure you'd like to find at this year's Summer UCU? For some reason I am drawn to hats at craft shows. I always end up buying a hat.

What kind of snacks will you have in your booth to survive the long but exciting hours of Urban Craft Uprising? Chocolates! I have 2-3 bowls of chocolates in my booth at all times courtesy of my very supportive hubby.

Great talkin' with you!
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  1. I have a little niece who would look adorable in this! Looking forward to seeing your booth at UCU. :)

  2. The apple pinafore is adorable! Love Maluhia!

  3. Gorgeous work and such bright, beautiful colors! :)

  4. My daughters would look so sweet in your apple pinafore!

  5. This is so cute! I have a co-worker who just had a baby - she would love something like this for her daughter!

  6. All of your items are wonderful! This pinafore is just adorable :) Looking forward to seeing you!

  7. Super cute! I will be looking for you at the festival; good luck!