Y’all, my dear friend Erin has just opened an Etsy shop of her very own. Back at Christmastime she embroidered my very favorite wedding photograph onto a pillow for me, and it was exquisite! Now she’s opened a shop where you can get one of your very own (how exciting!)! Her shop is The Kismet Cord, you should go see it! She offers 5″x7″ and 8″x10″, and they come already backed and ready to frame. Also, she’s so graciously offered our readers a coupon code! Read to the end to find it.
Here’s my newest lovely from Erin:
I asked Erin to share a little bit about herself and her new shop, and she was so sweet as to send me the following:
Fate, destiny, that certain feeling you can’t shake……KISMET
At The Kismet Cord we are all about memories; preserving them in an artistic way that can be passed
down the generations. Let me interpret one or many of your favorite photographs and see what people
are talking about!! A special and unique keepsake….all hand made with incredible amounts of love.
Well that’s my spiel in a nutshell. But who is The Kismet Cord? How did this venture even begin?
Maybe most importantly, what is involved when ordering from The Kismet Cord?
Let’s begin with me…. Hey y’all I’m Erin, though I have always dreamed of going by my middle Elise, but alas, never effectively made the transition. You will always see me sign things Erin Elise….keeping the dream alive tee hee. For the good part of three years I have identified myself pretty solely as Mama.
Now that my son is getting older and coming into his own as a person Mama has gone on a road to find
herself. So you ask me who I am today. I am a crafter, I am an artist, I’m someone who loves getting
lost in a book, I am brave, I am an adventurer, I am happiest surrounded by nature, I am a foodie, most
importantly I am whomever I want to be today.
So how did this whole Kismet Cord thing begin? Fun story with a dash of kismet I must say!!! I found
myself becoming friends with a good group of hookers…..lovely gals really. (Should I take a moment
to let you know a hooker is an affectionate term we place on the crocheting community?) Here I am,
amongst a very talented group, and I didn’t know a hook from a needle from a stick on the street. This
community, being amazing as they are, accepted me as one of their own …always urging me to pick up
my first hook, of course. But I am getting off track…again. Fast forward to holiday time 2011. My dear
friend from the group decided to host a big holiday gift exchange. I so wanted to participate but still
had never even glanced at a hook!! I start thinking what can I do???? I’ll be honest even to the point
of getting my giftee’s name I had no clue what I would be creating. This is where we start talking about
kismet and such. I check my email and there *cue the awesome sound effects of trumpets * is all of
the info from my secret friend. I commence facebook stalking immediately. A WEDDING!! Let me tell
y’all the pictures were GORGEOUS. You could see the joy radiating out of this beautiful young lady. I
knew right then and there I was going to do something involving this. I immediately found my favorite
picture and printed it out. I drew it up and began there. WALAH my first hand embroidered photograph
was born!!!! Fast forward half a year and not only have I become a hooker myself but more…no MOST
importantly the doors have officially opened on my new story , my lil shop The Kismet Cord. I SQUEEEEE with excitement!!! You should go check it out….
I will work with you hand in hand from picking out the perfect photo to what colors you would like
to use, to just about every aspect you can think of in your cherished keepsake. Be as involved as you
want….or send me your favorite photos, answer a few questions and just let the magic happen! It’s up
to you. So please come in, check out the place, stay awhile….and for doing so I am offering y’all a lil gift.
Use the discount code GRANDOPENING012 to receive a 15% discount in my Etsy shop The Kismet Cord