Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Giveaway and Interview with Jodi of Kittyrobot





Kittyrobot is an online store first established in 2007 on Etsy by Jodie and Ayesha, two 20-somethings, who live on the East coast of Australia.
At Kittyrobot, we love bright colors, Kawaii cuteness, and sweet vintage, and combine them all together, to create cute original jewelery pieces such as necklaces, earrings and rings, in fun designs like Robots, cupcakes, Tea cup cuties, and other adorable vintage inspired pieces.
At Kittyrobot, we also love to create pieces for those who want something a little different to use in their craft, in the form of handmade buttons, made from Clay, fabric covered, and even resin filled buttons full of real candy sprinkles, and glitter.

We love all things Quirky, bright and fun, with a mix of Kawaii, and Kitschy vintage, and cater to those who like something a little different, a little quirky, and a little fun!




1. What inspires you to come up with new designs? Mostly things I love, and then working to incorporate that into something cute, and wearable, or usable in craft! I don't really like to follow trends, I like to create things that I like, and think is cute! I also get inspired by vintage pieces, and cute artwork from the 40s and 50s era, as well as bright, bold, kitschy, kawaii cuteness.



2. How long have you been creating? I guess I have been creating since I was a little girl, I always loved making jewelery, and crafty things, in primary school we would sell those little pins with beads on them, and friendship bracelets, to other kids for fun! But creating, and taking it seriously, with Kittyrobot I have been doing that (with the other half of Kittyrobot, Ayesha) since 2007.



3. Where do you do your work? Do you have a dedicated area of your home, or? We do have a dedicated room, which I mostly use as a packing station, and workspace to work on the jewelery pieces. The spare room has a little nook, which is used to make the resin pieces, and sewn goods, but most of the time, we like to create in the living room, our house is old, and its always usually hot where I live, so its nice to create with the fans on, in the cool room,as well as a good movie, or tv show to watch while we create, and work.



4. Tell us about a goal you have for your business I would love to expand a little on the designs and products we make, and maybe branch out, and start to approach some stores, to stock our goods both here in Australia and around the world, we have our stock in a couple of shops here in Australia, and one in the USA, but to branch out to more, well that would be pretty awesome.



5. What is your favorite album? I always hate to choose favorites, when so many are so important to me, but I would have to say Nirvana - In Utero.



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Im hoping, in 5 years, I will be a happy work-at home mom, with a few beautiful happy kids to care for. Trying to mix family life, with running my little store. I know it can be possible, because I see so many others online who do it, who give me hope for the future, that the two can mix, and mix well!



7. What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend? A nice lazy day at the beach, with a picnic lunch, is always my favorite way to spend a weekend!



8. Tell us about a new skill you'd like to learn I would LOVE to learn how to crochet! I have some major envy for those who do it, and do it so well! Im determined to learn some day, mostly just to be able to crochet the super Kawaii Twinkie chan designs from her book!

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Win a vintage kitten prize worth $20!
you'll get (both packets of the cute vintage inspired kitty button badges, and a vintage bakelite button necklace in your choice of color.)


To Enter;

Visit KittyRobot and pick your fave item, and leave it in a comment.

To qualify for additional entries you can..

3. Blog about this giveaway or the blog party
4. Follow this blog on GFC
5. Follow Papercakes on Twitter
6. Put my button in your sidebar
7. Tweet this giveaway
8. Like Paper*Cakes on Facebook
9. Share this giveaway in your FB status

Closes March 14th

89 comments:

pbrigitte said...

My favorite items is actually the kitty buttons. The Re-Ment jewelry is similar to what I make for my shop and I'm not big on buttons for coats, but I love the vintage cats!!

Libbi H. said...

I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67332924/candy-sprinkle-buttons-handmade-resin

Libbi H. said...

I'm a GFC follower

andrea creates said...

everything's so cute! love this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67752050/vintage-kittens-pinback-buttons-badges

Connie said...

My fave is the teacup ring!

Connie said...

I'm now following Paper Cakes on twitter!

Birgit said...

I totally adore this necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/51905682/pink-and-golden-teapot-necklace !

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Liked you on FB (Birgit Lehner)!

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Jenny said...

My favorite is the sweet fairytale blue bird necklace!

Jenny said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect!

Irit said...

My favorite item is the In Bloom Teal floral necklace.

Irit said...

I follow your blog on GFC!

Irit said...

I like Paper*Cakes on Facebook (as Irit Caspi).

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my favourite item is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/53652484/tiny-vintage-typewriter-necklace-silver

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I follow with GFC

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I follow you on facebook (giorgia rossini)

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Emma said...

My favorite item is the cupcake necklace/charm.

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va said...

i like this green tea necklace
http://www.etsy.com/listing/51755809/tea-for-one-green-depression-glass
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va said...

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va said...

already have your button on my sidebar .

Kate said...

I'm totally mad about cupcakes so it;s the adorable Pink Cupcake charm for me!

Kate said...

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Monik said...

I love Bitty Bunny rabbit charm necklace!

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Diana said...

My favorite item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/57888807/fairytale-princess-tea-cup-necklace

Diana said...

I am a follower via GFC as Diana
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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Diana said...

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OpheliaBird by Jessmarie said...

Cute shop! My favorite thing is the bakelite kitty button ring.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/56482113/vintage-bakelite-kitty-cat-button-ring

ligata said...

I like the Cute robot Necklace Pendant made with Polymer clay sculpey.

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ligata said...

I follow via gfc!
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Diamond said...

my fav item:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/28928276/cute-owl-charm-necklace-pendant-hand

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liz said...

Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/30581779/choc-chip-cookies-yummy-handmade-clay

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liz said...

Yay ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.

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I follow you on twitter bird name dokidokico :)

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ruthhill74 said...

love the Christmas owl!

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mandapanda said...

Oh gosh what DON'T I love on Kitty Robot?!?
I adore the Pretty Kitty - vintage inspired necklaces, the Vintage cat cameo ring, the Shabby Pastel Rose - Teacup cutie rings, the White romance Tea for one Teapot necklace, and the Owl friends fabric button set of 3. But my favourite would have to be the Sweet Fairytale Blue Bird necklace!!! So cute!!

The Angry Jackalope said...

I love the Fairytale Princess Teacup Ring! My daughter would just freak out over it. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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The Angry Jackalope said...

I'm following you with GFC!
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The Angry Jackalope said...

I'm following you on twitter! (zombiesneedfood)
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I like you on facebook!
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Samantha Oh said...

I follow via GFC
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Samantha Oh said...

i love the kitty buttons
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Hind&Hare said...

My favorite item is .Pretty Kitty - vintage inspired necklace


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Wolf said...

My favorite item : vintage inspired cicycle

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Wolf said...

I'm a follower ( Wolf)

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Mary said...

i love the Vintage inspired Bicycle Bike Necklace!!!


seriously so cute!

i would wear it al the time

mary

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i like papercakes on facebooks!

asuka said...

My favorite item is the "Doll face fabric button ring - for the doll lover".

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Following you via GFC.
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Following you via twitter as my_wunderkammer.
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Tylerpants said...

ove the fun Cute robot Necklace Pendant made with Polymer clay! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

tearyeyedstars said...

I like the Forrest Friends fabric button set of 3! (:
They're so cute!
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Liked on facebook (Et TheAlien)
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posted as status:
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Honey Girl said...

Love the Teacup Cutie Ring! Soooo cute!

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Gabriela said...

I love the Vintage inspired Bicycle Bike Necklace. It's cute!

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Gabriela said...

I follow your blog. Username: Gabriela
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I follow PaperCakes on Twitter (@GabrielaGLC).

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