Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ringing in the New Year Right - Giveaway #7


I slept in a bit today. It is a snow day! It's worth the wait because the featured blogger today is Kandice Patrick at Diamonds and Dumptrucks. Fashion and design have always held a special place in Kandice’s heart. As a little girl, she remembers her grandmother sewing all of her curtains, patching holes and hand stitching. Kandice likes to think of her when creating and also uses some of her very own fabric. Her friend, Kim Cantrell, is a great seamstress and she was also her inspiration. Kandice hopes to continue her talent with her own daughter some day.


After looking to her grandmother and friend, Kandice made her own way into the world of sewing. She says, “I came home one night from Wal-Mart where I had picked up two quilted tablecloths and sewed them together to make a purse. It then came to pillowcase dresses, appliqu├ęs, and pants. When my niece was born in 2008 I became very interested in boutique clothing. I started creating for her and still today use bright and fun fabrics and essentials just like her personality. She is a fundamental part of everything that I do”. That is so sweet!
In 2010, Kandice will be bringing us a brand new spring collection and some small holiday collections. She is also hoping to get a Diamonds & Dumptrucks magazine put together and be able to send them via mail. (That’s a great idea! I am looking forward to seeing that!)


Now let’s get to know Kandice on a more personal note. She says that, “first and foremost I am a child of God, I give all my praises for my talent to him! I have been married for two years to a wonderful husband that I give all the glory to as well. He has had so much confidence in my business and been my biggest fan. He has helped me with so many things I've given up on and is always there to support me”. None of us could do what we do without that support. I love that her husband is her biggest fan!
The Patricks have two miniature yorkees, Sophie & Chloe, who they love more than two people should. They have been trying to start their family for about two years and can't wait to become parents. She says that she has been blessed to be a stay-at-home wife and fills her days with laundry and cleaning and gets to enjoy lots of me time. Girl, that will be all over when you get that family started!


Diamonds & Dumptrucks is made to fit & flatter sizes newborn - 6T. All custom items will be made using your specific measurements. All of Kandice’s items are meticulously pieced with quality materials and the utmost care. Your purchase will come pressed and packaged with woven Diamonds & Dumptrucks clothing labels and hang tags with care instructions. She does rush orders and will gladly send to giftees. She ensures a quality product and is positive you will enjoy shopping with her. Kandice says that she’s heard so many people say "I love having a job where I get paid to do what I love”, and for the longest she didn't believe them. She can say now that she totally relates. She loves every hour she puts into her creations. By far, she most enjoys hearing people say the gift recipients were pleased and loved their pieces.

Comment today to be entered to win a St. Patrick's Day outfit like the one pictured above. Kandice will make one specifically to meet your child's measurements. Look how cute that is, hairbows and all! I know my little girl would love that twirly skirt, too!





151 comments:

Goss Family said...

How adorable =) I wish I could sew when I see cute things like this.

Patty's Stitches said...

Please enter me!

Tanya said...

Oh my gosh,,,, I sooooo want this one. Miss Olivia would LOVE this. Have to have it. Please enter me.

Tanya said...

And again please!! I will be entering a bunch today :-)Love it.

Hope said...

How cute! Please enter me!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

ellaandmommy said...
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ellaandmommy said...

Too Cute! Enter me, please.

Holly Bailey said...

I read her blog daily and I would be sooooo excited to win something for my little angel. Today will be the day I will enter more than once! I felt guilty for some reason to enter more than once, but I REALLY want this one!

creative concepts said...

Beautiful and very talented!!!! I would love to see the magazine too!!!! That would be awesome! Kelly

Wesley Hillis said...

enter me...

Anonymous said...

How cute! Please enter me :)
onebigchesneyfan@aol.com
Monica S.

Charity said...

Please enter me:) Would love to win this. Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Hope said...

Please enter me again!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Melissa's Thoughts said...

So cute. Makes me want to go out and sew something! Maybe I'll go get a tablecloth and see if I can get started.

Anne said...

can a girl have enough outfits?? I don't think so :)

Anne said...

please enter me again!

Anonymous said...

I'm entering to win!!!


Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Anne said...

adorable outfit!!

Anonymous said...

And again!!

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Anne said...

and I love that it comes with matching hairbows!

Anonymous said...

And again!!

Madelinehaston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

Kristi said...

You are very talented,I wish I had the patience to do that. The St. Patricks Day outfit is adorable. I have a 8 month old neice that would look so cute in that. Please enter me.


usauto1@blomand.net

Anonymous said...

And again!!

Kristi said...

Please enter me again please.





usauto1@blomand.net

Anonymous said...

And again!!

Madeline Haston
Madelinehaston101@yahoo.com

stephanie said...

How cute. I don't have kids, but I do have a cousin who's about to have a baby girl. This would be perfect for her. :)

Andrea said...

Too cute!! Definitely want to be in the drawing for this one.

Alena said...

My daughter would love this! She's the ultimate girl and loves looking pretty.

telfordfamily at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

im entering to win!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Kim C said...

Its me..lol

Charity said...

Please enter me again:)

Anonymous said...

This outfit is too cute!! Please enter me.
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Holly Bailey said...

I told you I was going to enter more than once!

Anne said...

enter me again!

Anne said...

I haven't won yet :)

Anne said...

then we can be ready for st. patrick's day!

Anonymous said...

Oooh.
Please enter me :)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

pamjohnston said...

How cute is that! Please enter me.
Thanks!

Wesley Hillis said...

trying again

Anne said...

such a sweet outfit

Anne said...

enter me again!

Anne said...

really want this one!

Rennie (Cantrell) Topper said...

This is perfect. My best friend has a new addition to her family and she would be sp p;easantly surprised if I could win this and give it to her. You know a every baby girl deserves the cutest outfits and this one is just that!!!

Rennie (Cantrell) Topper said...

Me again!!!

Rennie (Cantrell) Topper said...

One more before I head back into town.

Anonymous said...

Cute outfit! I would love to win.
kldavis21@tntech.net

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Tanya said...

My lunchtime entry!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
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Lori said...

This is so cute! Enter me please!
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Holly Bailey said...

One more entry!!!!!

Mim said...

That has to be the most adorable outfit ever! I need that for Cha!

Mim said...

Got to enter again!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
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tiffany s said...

This is so cute! Even though I don't have a girl but I can give this to my friend's baby :)

tiffany s said...

Entering again

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
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CROUCH said...

OH! WOW! I love this - please enter me!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
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Holly Bailey said...

While I have the chance, enter me again! I am telling you I look at her blog every day and drool over the things she makes!

Hope said...

Please enter me again!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Danielle said...

I'm getting a late started entering today!

Danielle said...

one more time

ellaandmommy said...

entering again...

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Holly Bailey said...

Okay, I will make this my last comment! Hehe!

Tina said...

I just love the outfit. Too cute!

Tina said...

I'm late getting started today, but would really love the outfit for one of my 3 cuties.

Mim said...

Just had to enter one more time.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Tanya said...

Entering again!

pamjohnston said...

Entering again--I hope to win this for my little girl!

Anonymous said...

Entering again.
onebigchesneyfan@aol.com
Monica S.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Wesley Hillis said...

enter me again!

Anonymous said...

Please enter ma again:)
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Tina said...

I would really love to have this outfit.....too cute

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Hope said...

Please enter me again!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Tina said...

I wish I had time to use my talent as you have.

Lori said...

I love this, enter me again please?

Tina said...

Lots of comments for this one. It seems we all really want it.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Lori said...

Please enter me again.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Lori said...

Enter me again please.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Tanya said...

Entering again!

Tina said...

thought I'd get in at least one more comment

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

tiffany s said...

Entering again!

Lori said...

One more time please.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

tiffany s said...

and again

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anne said...

I want to win!

Anne said...

enter me again!

Anne said...

such a coordinated outfit! and so cute

Anne said...

this outfit has my daughters name on it :)

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Tina said...

I love it, I want it!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
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Anne said...

least I hope it does

Lori said...

Enter me again please.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anne said...

getting in my comments!

Anonymous said...

Enter again please.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anne said...

enter me!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anne said...

this outfit is ADORABLE!

Tina said...

this one is so popular today.

Lori said...

Again please.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anne said...

can't be here all day but enter me again please :)

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Tina said...

i think the blog giveaways are really catching on

Anne said...

okay one more time!

Mim said...

One more time before the game!

Tina said...

Well Kandice, it's clear that everyone wants the outfit

Lori said...

Enter me again please.
blssed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anne said...

I want to win!

Anne said...

another entry!

Anonymous said...

I really want this.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Shannon said...

How cute!!

Lori said...

Enter me again.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Angela Cossey said...

Enter me in! Harper would love this one day!

Anne said...

last one I think!

Anonymous said...

Me again please:-)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Tina said...

the number is rising

Lori said...

Enter me again please.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

It's me again.
Please enter me again:-)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Hope said...

Please enter me again...if it hasn't ended yet!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Christy Partain said...

My neice would love that!!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again=)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Tina said...

I can't believe it, but I am posting one more time before the game really kicks off.

tiffany s said...

wow, so many comments!

Anonymous said...

Me again please:-)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Danielle said...

entering again

Shannon said...

entering again

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:P
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Lori said...

One more time.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Once more please:-)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dress. I would love to win!!
Sonia Vandagriff

sdvandagriff@blomand.net

Tanya said...
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Tanya said...

One more time.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful soul, who makes beautiful clothing!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful soul, who makes beautiful clothing.
amywilkey@gmail.com

Tina said...

ok one more time to say EmiLee would look adorable in this

Tanya said...

Okay, maybe one more.

Anonymous said...

one last time! hope I win :)
onebigchesneyfan@aol.com
Monica S.

lauravandiford said...

I hope it isn't too late! Enter me! :)

Lori said...

Last Time Enter me. Thanks
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

One last time:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Tina said...

me again