Jun 6, 2012

Giveaway & Interview with Mystic Moose!

Hello, I have miss Ceridwen of Mystic Moose here today for a little interview and giveaway!
What inspired you to create totes?
I love the idea of looking after the planet, and I know that simple things like using less plastic bags can make a difference.  After finishing my art degree, I wanted to start a creative business that enabled me to share my art and also encourage environmentally friendly behaviour. Reusable tote bags were the perfect way of combining the two, and I am now branching out into making other lovely things like pocket mirrors, pencil cases and cards!

How do you get your creative juices flowing?
I am inspired by things that I love. Most of my ideas come from events in my everyday life which prompts a doodle that develops into something else. I like to make sure I’m surrounded by inspiration in my studio by plastering the walls with colourful and beautiful things, but I always find that spending time outside on a sunny day can be the best way to get the creative juices flowing!
Which is your favorite tote from your shop?
At the moment I’m in love with the Three Gnomes Tote and the Vintage Teacups Tote, because they remind me of summer!

How did you come up with the name, Mystic Moose?
When I was a child I often visited a family friend after school, and I would sit in their garden and draw in my sketch book. They had a dog called Moose because she had big brown floppy ears. Moose used to sit next to me whilst I drew, although I have a sneaking suspicion she mainly wanted to try and chew my coloring pencils! After a little while, she learned what time I would be visiting and would sit by the door and wait for me to arrive. My friend's mum used to joke that Moose always knew when i was going to visit and we began to call her ‘Mystic Moose’. I always I associate making art with Mystic Moose, sitting next to me and trying to gnaw on the coloring pencils, and it seemed like the perfect name for my crafty business!
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not creating designs and making totes?
Aside from enjoying  a cup of tea with friends, visiting art galleries and discovering wonderful things in second-hand shops, I love spending time with animals and I am a volunteer at a local animal shelter, where I walk rescue dogs,  although admittedly, most of my time is spent making delightful new things for my shop!



One lucky winner will win a tote of their choice from the Mystic Moose Etsy shop! The Vintage Teacups and Saucers tote is my favorite!

Please leave a separate comment for each!
  1. Visit the Mystic Moose Etsy shop and leave a comment letting me know which tote you would choose if you won.
  2. Follow Lazy Explorers via GFC or Bloglovin
  3. Like Mystic Moose Crafts on Facebook
  4. Follow Mystic Moose on Twitter
So 4 entries per person! Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! Good luck to everyone! The winner will be chosen on the 13th via random number generator! 

Xo Chloe.

81 colorful thought(s):

Pony Chops said...

Wow, what wonderful totes! If I win i'd like to get the glasses and spectacles one :) I think that would have to be my favourite

Pony Chops said...

I've liked them on fb too :) My email is ponychopsshop@gmail.com

Pony Chops said...

And twitter too :D

Sierra said...

Oh man, she has so many great totes! I love the teacups, antique skeleton keys, world map and hedgehogs, but I think the blue typewriter might be my favorite :)

http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

Sierra said...

Already following Lazy Explorers on GFC & Bloglovin' :)

http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

Kelly @ Fashion or Fiction said...

I am all about the three gnomes!

h e l i o p h i l i a said...

loving the sewing thread spools tote!

h e l i o p h i l i a said...

already following on bloglovin

h e l i o p h i l i a said...

liked on facebook

loony said...

My Favorite is the hedgehogs ate my homework

h e l i o p h i l i a said...

followed on twitter.

loony said...

Following on GFC

Salvaged Strawberry said...

I love her shop! I found it last week and was just about to post a blog about it! :) I love the typewriter bag and the world map hearts bag. And, of course, the tea cup bag is so cute too! :) salvagedstrawberrympls@gmail.com

Salvaged Strawberry said...

I follow you through GFC. :)
salvagedstrawberrympls@gmail.com

Salvaged Strawberry said...

Liked on FB! :)
salvagedstrawberrympls@gmail.com

Salvaged Strawberry said...

Follow on Twitter! :)

Rachael said...

Being an English lass in the US i'd have to get the union jack corgi!

lo_ts@ymail.com

Rachael said...

Already following via bloglovin'

Rachael said...

Now following Mystic Moose on twitter as @lo_ts

Michelle said...

I love the 3 gnomes bag!

Courtney said...

I love the vintage world map hearts tote.

Courtney said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Courtney said...

Liked her of Facebook too.

missc_27@yahoo.com

jorjiapeach said...

pretty bags. i now like this talented lady on fb.

jorjiapeach said...

entry #2 is a given. i'm definitely a happy follower.

andrea brionne said...

Like her on fb!

andreabrionne.blog@gmail.com

jorjiapeach said...

my favorite tote isssss.. the peacock. god, that was a hard choice.

Two Happy Hearts said...

Oh my goodness, her shop is stunning! I love her style SO much.
My favorite is the Blue Typewriter Illustration one.

Two Happy Hearts said...

Following on Bloglovin'!

Two Happy Hearts said...

"Liked" on FB :)

Two Happy Hearts said...

Aaaand...following on Twitter.
Crossing my fingers!
twohappyheartsclub [at] yahoo.com

Lauryn Green said...

Really I'm in love with "Edgehogs ate my homework" !

Lauryn Green said...

I follow you on GFC ;)

Lauryn Green said...

I like mystic Moose on facebook (as Laura Caldentey Marquès)

Lauryn Green said...

And following her on twitter (as Lauryngreen)

lilly said...

I would definitely pick the pocket watches and clocks tote. Its just too pretty!

lilly said...

.... And I follow you via GFC!

mysweetspy@gmail.com

Nerd Burger said...

Already following your ever so rad blog on bloglovin

Nerd Burger said...

Liked Mystic Moose on facebook...... i mean really liked. :)

Nerd Burger said...

The hedgehogs ate my homework bag on the etsy store needs to hang off my shoulder.

kittycatstevens said...

i love both the tea themed bags. and the the shakespeare one! and the chickensssss

chrissy said...

the red coloured "make tea, not war" is so charming i could burst!

misschrissyg@yahoo.ca

chrissy said...

i follow via gfc.

misschrissyg@yahoo.ca

Mindi said...

These are so adorable! My favorite is the Three Gnomes Tote!

LauraLethal said...

They are all really nice but my favourite is the Make Tea Not War BlueTeapot one :)

already following on bloglovin but Im following on titter and Facebook now too

Kit said...

The totes are all so great! I really like the three gnomes, blue typewriter and bees, but my absolute favourite is the vintage world map hearts tote. Fingers crossed!

Alexandra Cabrer said...

I saw her etsy shop the other day and fell in love with all the bags! The one I like most is the vintage teacups and saucers! :)

Alexandra Cabrer said...

I follow Lazy Explorers on Bloglovin

Alexandra Cabrer said...

I like Mystic Moose on facebook!

Alexandra Cabrer said...

And I now follow her on Twitter too!

wall envy art said...

I've had my eye on the vintage map hearts for a while now! I already like MM on facebook (that's how I'm here!) and I've just followed on twitter and this blog. louise@wallenvy.co.uk

Brooke said...

OH yay! I am so happy I got internet back. And, I actually picked the one you've got up there :) Missss you!

Brooke said...

And of course, I follow you.

Brooke said...

Liked her on facebook :)

Brooke said...

anddd followed on twitter also, I realllly want that tote!

Brittany said...

Hardest choice ever! I'm going with the Red London Bus Tote!
-Brittany
smith.d.brittany@gmail.com

Brittany said...

I follow Lazy Explorers with Bloglovin!
-Brittany
smith.d.brittany@gmail.com

Brittany said...

I liked on Facebook!
-Brittany
smith.d.brittany@gmail.com

Brittany said...

I follow on Twitter! (@Bitty603)
-Brittany
smith.d.brittany@gmail.com

Hannah Marie said...

liked them on facebook!

hannah
hkrajew@gmail.com

Hannah Marie said...

followed on bloglovin!

hannah
hkrajew@gmail.com

Hannah Marie said...

i adore all the totes. especially the 'make tea not war' one.

hannah
hkrajew@gmailc.om

Leila said...

I would get this one, with the bumblebees! http://www.etsy.com/listing/97908100/bumble-bee-hive-illustration-eco-cotton

Leila said...

Already following (GFC!)

Leila said...

And liked Mystic Moose on Facebook! (Leila Snape Chatti)

my e-mail is laypay (at) gmail (dot) com

:)

Anonymous said...

Liked on Facebook
Diamondie@aol.com

Anonymous said...

We adopted an English Shepherd and love her!!
I can't decide between the chicken bag and the hearts of the world bag...both so awesome! Great artwork
Diamondie@aol.com

crafts@home said...

Sweets, candy and lollypops for me :) I love the illustrations, and I love sweets! Thanks for the chance to win one of your wonderful totes...
Sue

Amy said...

I visited you etsy shop and I love the Vintage world map hearts tote; although the peacock illustration is a close second!

Amy said...

I am following through GFC as Amy
email- abarker21 (at) gmail (dot) com

Amy said...

And...I like you on facebook- Amy Barker
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

florita06 said...

i like it, is so beautiful. i´m from Argentina.. florenciagi@hotmail.com
florenciagi (@) hotmail . com
kisses

Courtney said...

I love the Sewing Thread Spools Illustration Eco Cotton Tote Bag.

Courtney said...

I follow on Bloglovin'

Courtney said...

I like Mystic Moose on FB.

Courtney said...

I liked Mystic Moose on Twitter.

Miki's scrapbook said...

What an awesome giveaway! :) I'd choose the "Vintage Teacups and Saucers Illustration Eco Cotton Tote Bag".

Miki.
shower_your_love@yahoo.com.ar

Miki's scrapbook said...

I've liked Mystic Moose Crafts on FB (Miki Melina Gima).

Miki.

Miki's scrapbook said...

I'm now following Mystic Moose on Twitter @MikisScrapbook.

Miki.

Miki's scrapbook said...

I'm following your blog on Blog Lovin'.

Miki.

Dita Maulani said...

I really love Three Bumble Bee Garden Hives Illustration Eco Cotton Tote Bag!

dita.
dita.maulani(at)gmail.com

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