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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Etsy Review and Giveaway! Reusable Produce Bags!

Today I want to share an Etsy seller and her cute yet practical products with you!

Johnson Family Zoo - http://www.johnsonfamilyzoo.com/


Some Q&A on John Family Zoo

Q. Where did the name Johnson Family Zoo come from?
A. My last name is Johnson, and we've had lots of animals over the years due to my daughter's love of animals. She's an only child, many people have thought I have several kids because of the name! I talk about this in my profile (here: http://www.etsy.com/people/Johnsonfamilyzoo) because I am questioned about the name often!)

Q. How did you find Etsy?
A. I found Etsy quite by accident! I am vegan, and had done a google search on Vegan sites. I located "Veganetsy" which is a team of vegan crafters offering items free of animal products (no leather, fur, etc). I'm now on ETSY & part of the Veganetsy team. I've bought & sold on ebay for years, and wish I'd found Etsy it its beginnings because it's right up my alley as a buyer & seller!

Q. Do you buy often on Etsy, and if so, what are some of the sellers you heart.
A. I have only been a member of Etsy for 3 months. I'd LOVE to buy all the wonderful handmade crafts I've seen, but this girl is on a budget! The items I've purchased so far have been crafting supplies- I've been a very good girl! One Etsy shop I love is BerkleyIllustration. The artist has whimsical, quirky and fun pictures. Most are animals, but there are some abominal snowpeople in there as well! I plan to surprise my daughter with a few pics for her birthday!

Q. If you could share one thing about your work on Etsy, what would it be?
A. All of my work is handmade by me & only of quality I would make for myself or for family and friends. To stick with my vegan beliefs & support my love of animals, I don't use animal products in my work (I do have a pet model here & there though!) Also, 10% of my sales are donated to FUR: Friends of Unwanted Rabbits- a non-profit rabbit rescue. (I guess that was more than one thing!)








The creations from this Etsy artist range from Reusable Produce Bags (my favorite) to super cute earrings and bracelets! You can also find a range of kitchen accesories and child items!


I was lucky enough to test on the the products out for myself! I was able to pick a set of The Reusable Produce Bags.


I have never seen or heard of these before, but I fell in love with them instantly! I had a couple of people take double takes at the farmers market when I went to place the bought produce into the bags. "What an amazing idea," shared one of the shoppers. The item was not just eco-friendly, but also really trendy and cute! Its really important for me to use items that I feel reflect my personality and style. The pattern that I chose did just that.


I will have my own pictures from a visit to the Farmers Market posted soon!




Here are the specifics on the Reusable Produce Bags!


Details: 4 produce bags with band fabric: cotton printdrawstrings: cordingbags measure:about 13 X 15 inches (very roomy). includes matching storage bag.... storage bag fabric: cotton printdrawstrings: cordingstorage bag measures... about 5 X 8 inches (stores 4 bags perfectly!)

Notes:-Although durable, each bag is SO lighweight, it will only add 1 or 2 cents to your total purchase, if any at all!-My grocery store gives me a 'bag credit' for using reusable shopping bags AND produce bags! Does your store too? -Set of bags is ready to ship!


Want to own a set of these Reusable Produce Bags?


Mandatory: please visit the Johnson Family Zoo on Etsy and let me know which pattern you like the most! (2 entries)


Follow Free2bMommy blog (3 entries)


Follow Free2bMommy on Twitter (3 entries)


Enter another Free2bMommy giveaway and let me know which one (3 entries)


Tweet about giveaway- 3 entries per day.



Winner will be drawn on 8/3/2010

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  50. OH, I didn't notice that I got two entries for visiting the Etsy shop. So here is my second entry.

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  51. Here is my second entry for following you on Twitter. @lavonnelong is my username.

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