Vendor Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: Lena Lime Studio

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | by Newlywed | Labels: , , , , |

Clutch purses are very popular items to give to your bridesmaids, but they can pretty pricey. As much as you love and appreciate your bridesmaids, your budget may not allow for showering them with $100 clutches. But when I came upon Lena Lime Studio on Etsy, I found affordable, yet completely darling clutches at reasonable prices. Dana from Lena Lime Studio handmakes clutches with a cool retro vibe. All of her clutches are made to order and you can chooese from a variety of fabrics. Check out these cuties!



I received an awesome 7" clutch from Dana and I was digging the mod 60s pattern of the cotton fabric! The purse is small and cute, but still pretty useful. Put a small wallet, some makeup and your phone in each purse and you can step out for the day in style! Each purse comes with metal clasp and make wonderful bridal party gifts or an accessory to compliment any outfit.




Without further ado, here's Dana from Lena Lime Studio!
When did you start Lena Lime Studio?
I started my business officially in January of 2010. I had dreamed of doing it for months but never could find the time to sit down and do the prep work for my site: research, website, pictures, etc. But then one evening, I broke my foot! I was grounded in my chair for a couple weeks and found plenty of time to do lots of work!

How would you describe the products you sell?
Beautiful, useful, and handmade!

What got you started in creating handmade bags?
My passion for sewing and wanting to make things I could use everyday. What's more useful than a gorgeous new bag?!

Which from your collection is your favorite and why?
It's so hard to choose! I'd have to say my clasp purses. If you would have told me 5 years ago that I'd be able to make one, I would have laughed and shook my head. They symbolize a successful business that I had never known was possible!

Tell me something unique about your bags.
My bags are loved. I take a lot of time to make each one and make sure its perfect (probably too much). From spending hours at fabric stores to make sure I have the right color match to spending hours planning the best outcome for each textile before I make a single cut. I won't make it or sell it if I'm not completely in love with it!

You can tell a lot about a person from what they wear. What can we tell about a woman and her purse?
I'd say, the bigger the purse, the more prepared that woman is! A woman who can leave the house with a small bag that just holds a phone and keys is brave. A woman with a giant bag full of answers for the "what ifs?" is talking my language! Got to love a big purse that can even hold the kitchen sink.

Links where we can find out more of your work:
http://www.lenalimestudio.etsy.com/

WIN IT:

Win a 7" clutch, or $20 gift certificate towards a large bridal order. Winner can choose from Dana's collection of fabric patterns.

The Rules

1) MANDATORY ENTRY! Go to Lena Lime Studio on Etsy and comment on your favorite item and which fabric you would choose (visit Dana's Flickr account to view her list of fabrics). This is mandatory! Contestants who do not do this will be disqualified. Remember to leave your email address or some way to contact you with each entry!

Additional entries (remember to leave separate comments for each additional entry)

2) Become a new follower of this blog. You must follow publicly (1 entry)
3) Are currently a follower of my blog (2 entries)
4) Become a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings (2 entries)
5) Become a facebook fan of Lena Lime Studios (2 entries)
6) Blog about the contest and include a link to the giveaway. Each entrant must also include a link to Lena Lime Studio in their post (3 entries) Please include a direct link to your blog post in your comment.
7) Buy anything from Lena Lime Studio (5 entries)
8) Follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter (1 entry)
9) Tweet on this giveaway and include a link to this giveaway in your tweet (1 entry)
10) Grab my button and place it on your blog (1 entry)
11) Subscribe to "I Do" Budget Weddings emails (1 entry)

The deadline to enter this contest is 11:59 p.m., July 21, 2010 (PST). A winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck!
*As the host of this giveaway, I received a clutch purse for review, however the opinions expressed here are my own honest observations of the product and shop.

97 comments:

Laura said...

I love the lemon patterned fabric she has on her flickr page... I love yellow right now!

Thanks for the chance!
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Laura said...

I follow your blog via GFC

Thanks for the chance!
Laura
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Laura said...

I follow your blog via GFC #2

Thanks for the chance!
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AZ in August said...

Love the Cherry Lotus clutch. :o)
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AZ in August said...

I'm a follower of the blog (publicly)
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AZ in August said...

I follow on twitter @AZinAugust
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Melissa said...

Love the Small Clasp Clutch - Raspberry Posies omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Follow you on twitter @omydarlingblog

peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
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i like the small clasp clutch best
i don't see where to look for fabric selections on etsy site but
i love love love the fabric shown on the one at the top of this post

peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
current google follower
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peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
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oh i see go to the flickr page to choose fabric
Amy Butler Daisy Chain Clematis Turquoise

lilDdownunder said...

I like the small clasp clutch best and would love to have it in the Metro Market Black Beater print!

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Sarah said...

I like the small clasp clutch with Joel Dewberry Chestnut Hill Chestnut Branches White fabric.

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Sarah said...

I'm a follower #1

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Sarah said...

I'm a follower #2

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Ginger said...

I love the purple fabric you posted on the blog for the small clutch! I am planning to give clutches for my bridesmaids gifts!!

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Ginger said...

Current follower #1

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Ginger said...

Current follower #2

gingerbutler_ at hotmail.com

Ginger said...

FB fan.

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Ginger said...

FB fan.

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Ginger said...

FB fan of Lena Lime.

Ginger said...

FB of Lena Lime.

Kate said...

I really like the ginger blossom ginger lime tile pattern. That clutch would make the cutest makeup travel bag! 1st comment

Kate said...

Follower, 2nd comment.

Kate said...

Follower, 3rd comment.

chocoholic said...

I love the small clasp clutches. As for fabrics its a tie between kawaii asian licorice and black beaters

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chocoholic said...

already a follower 1

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chocoholic said...

rachel(dot)beasley(at)converse(dot)edu

already a follower 2

Jeanie said...

I'd like clasp clutches and the fabric pictured in IMG_5587.

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Jeanie said...

I'm a current GFC follower.
#1

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Jeanie said...

I'm a current GFC follower.
#2

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Jeanie said...

I follow "I Do" Budget Weddings on Twitter. @alohapearl12

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Jeanie said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/alohapearl12/status/18016560802

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Alvina said...

The Crayon Roll is SO COOL!!!

For the small clutch, I like the patterns... IMG_5592 (green pattern) or the black and red floral.

jc said...

My favorite is the Belted Tote and I'd choose Joel Dewberry Chestnut Hill Chestnut Branches White fabric, such a soft and pretty color. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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jc said...

I subscribe via email, thank you.

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Maria said...

love Small Clasp Clutch - Raspberry Posies

Maria said...

current follower (+2)

Miss Puppy Love said...

I like the alexander henry eye fabric--so mod! I could totally picture myself carrying it EVERYwhere!

I blogged about this: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com/2010/07/clutch-giveaway-check-it-out.html

I am following Budget Bride on twitter (@ rachelsmtty)

I just started following this blog publicly.

I placed your button on my blog: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com

Miss Puppy Love said...

I like the alexander henry eye fabric--so mod! I could totally picture myself carrying it EVERYwhere!

I blogged about this: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com/2010/07/clutch-giveaway-check-it-out.html

I am following Budget Bride on twitter (@ rachelsmtty)

I just started following this blog publicly.

I placed your button on my blog: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com

Miss Puppy Love said...

I like the alexander henry eye fabric--so mod! I could totally picture myself carrying it EVERYwhere!

I blogged about this: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com/2010/07/clutch-giveaway-check-it-out.html

I am following Budget Bride on twitter (@ rachelsmtty)

I just started following this blog publicly.

I placed your button on my blog: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com

Miss Puppy Love said...

I like the alexander henry eye fabric--so mod! I could totally picture myself carrying it EVERYwhere!

I blogged about this: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com/2010/07/clutch-giveaway-check-it-out.html

I am following Budget Bride on twitter (@ rachelsmtty)

I just started following this blog publicly.

I placed your button on my blog: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com

Miss Puppy Love said...

I like the alexander henry eye fabric--so mod! I could totally picture myself carrying it EVERYwhere!

I blogged about this: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com/2010/07/clutch-giveaway-check-it-out.html

I am following Budget Bride on twitter (@ rachelsmtty)

I just started following this blog publicly.

I placed your button on my blog: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com

Miss Puppy Love said...

I like the alexander henry eye fabric--so mod! I could totally picture myself carrying it EVERYwhere!

I blogged about this: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com/2010/07/clutch-giveaway-check-it-out.html

I am following Budget Bride on twitter (@ rachelsmtty)

I just started following this blog publicly.

I placed your button on my blog: http://classicpuppylove.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

I think a small clutch in the Joel Dewberry Chestnut Hill Chestnut Branches White fabric would be amazing!

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Sharon said...

I'm a current follower :) - 1
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Sharon said...

I'm a current follower :) - 2
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LeeLa said...

I love the grocery tote with birdie strips! If I won the clutch I would choose Amy Butler Love Paradise Garden Wine fabric.

~leela leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I'm a current follower of I Do Budget Weddings.
~leela leeandadamwedding {at} gmail - entry 1

LeeLa said...

I'm a current follower of I Do Budget Weddings.
~leela leeandadamwedding {at} gmail - entry 2

LeeLa said...

I'm a fan on facebook. lee laborde. entry 1

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LeeLa said...

I'm a fan on facebook. lee laborde. entry 2

~leela leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I'm a fan on facebook of lena lime studios. lee laborde. entry 1

~leela leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I'm a fan on facebook of lena lime studios. lee laborde. entry 2

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LeeLa said...

I follow on twitter. I'm brideandadog.

~leela leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

LeeLa said...

I subscribe via email.

~leela leeandadamwedding {at} gmail

AZ in August said...

Blogged #1: http://azinaugust.blogspot.com/2010/07/thrifty-thursday.html
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AZ in August said...

Blogged #2: http://azinaugust.blogspot.com/2010/07/thrifty-thursday.html
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AZ in August said...

Blogged #3: http://azinaugust.blogspot.com/2010/07/thrifty-thursday.html
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Cera said...

I love the crayon roll. It's soo cute! The hedgehog design is really epic according to my fiance! Haha!

Dani and Nelson said...

I really love the groery totes, so cute. But I think my favorite fabric would either be one of the Amy Butlers (I love the Clematis) or that pink swallow fabric.

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Dani and Nelson said...

I'm a folllower

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Miss JD said...

I love the Tula Pink Plume Tailfeathers in Mint fabric!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Miss JD said...

I blogged about the giveaway #1
http://barristerbride.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-lena-lime-studion-7-clutch-or.html

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Miss JD said...

I blogged about the giveaway #1
http://barristerbride.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-lena-lime-studion-7-clutch-or.html

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Haley said...

I'd love to win! I'd pick clutches for my bridesmaids in the alexander henry diamond eye fabric!

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Haley said...

I'm already a follower (+2)

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Whitney said...

I love the small clasp clutch in amy butler love sun spots in mint. So cute. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Whitney
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Candy said...

Would love a small clasp clutch in the Amy Butler Love sun spots in wine. So pretty!!!

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Candy said...

I'm following your blog via GFC!

Candy said...

I'm following you on twitter!
username: lovefordinner

Aik said...

I love the Belted Tote - Apple Dot Pink and the clutches!

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Aik said...

I'd choose the Joel Dewberry Chestnut Hill Chestnut Branches White fabric for my clutch. I'm a follower.

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Aik said...

I'm an old follower.

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Aik said...

I'm a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings. [Aik Chien]

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Aik said...

I'm a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings. [Aik Chien]

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Aik said...

Follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter @aikchien

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AZ in August said...

Didn't realize "current followers" get 2 entries, so this is my 2nd! :o)
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AZ in August said...

I like "I Do Budget Weddings" on Facebook. #1
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AZ in August said...

I like "I Do Budget Weddings" on Facebook. #2
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AZ in August said...

I like "Lena Lime Studios" on Facebook. #1
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AZ in August said...

I like "Lena Lime Studios" on Facebook. #2
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Downtown said...

I love the small hand clutch in Tula Pink Plume Tailfeathers in Mint fabric
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Downtown said...

Following your blog.
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Downtown said...

I am now a fan of Lena Lime studious on facebook.
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

My favourite would have to be the belted tote, super cute! annd my favourite fabric, def. the Tula Pink Plume Tailfeathers in Mint! Gorgeous!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a current follower!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a current follower! (2)
Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a facebook fan of 'I Do'
Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a facebook fan of 'I Do' (2)

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm an email subscriber!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I follow you on twitter!
(perfectbluemoon)

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!
http://twitter.com/perfectbluemoon/status/18620583140

Anna
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Wyndi said...

I'm a follower!

Love the Small Clasp Clutch
love love love Chestnut Hill Chestnut Branches White

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trixx said...

Love the small clasp cluth in the IMG_5592 fabric... green with white flowers. So pretty! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

trixx said...

1 I'm a current follower.

trixx said...

2 I'm a current follower.

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