Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let's Celebrate!!!!



Three years ago on January 29th, Sunny Rising was born. Originally I thought it would simply be a leather endeavor, but about 2 years ago I added silversmithing to the mix and thus a whole new thread of adventure began!

To celebrate the third year of being my own (sometimes unbearably stern) boss, I wanted to have a contest and offer you this as a prize as you've long traveled the road with me:


a $65.00 gift certificate to either shop, your choice upon winning!!

Woohoo!

All you need to do is leave a comment here: you get your name entered twice if you are following my blog (just let me know you follow in your comment).

I'll be on the road until the 7th of February, so keep those comments rolling and I'll draw a name when I get home


I cannot wait to be on that desert highway watching the landscape change.... Tucson, here I come!
xoxoxo,
A

62 comments:

reconstructing sarah said...

oooooh i'm here, and i most definitely follow your blog! :)

thank you for being so darn fantastic and inspirational...your talent is a blessing!

MrsLittleJeans said...

Congratulations Allison! This is a great accomplishment, it is no easy task running one's own business but I think it is really worth it.

I think I am jealous again that you are going to AZ. My best college friend is there and we always had so much fun. I hope you have time to see the organ pipe cacti, and the hummingbird sanctuary and desert landscape, maybe even a roadrunner.

You are very generous too.

Safe trip and enjoy!

xo

jessi sawyer said...

I can't pass that up, and I follow!

I'm also right behind you on the road to Tucson...I leave Saturday morning :)

angie said...

me me me! i follow!!

'Rin said...

Yaaay!! Happy! I will have to wear my koi tomorrow in celebration.

And of course I follow your blog. You are so much fun.

Amy said...

Congrats Allison!!! I'm proud to follow your blog and your talented crafts :)

Have a terrific trip and safe travels to you. I've always enjoyed a good road trip myself. The open road and fresh air always do the body and mind a great deal of good. Enjoy!

susanleeyogi said...

Congrats A! 3 years!

Of course I follow :-)

I so love my koi, and look forward to wearing many more of your wonderful creations!

Kawaii said...

I hope you have a great trip and congratulations on 3 years being a creative goddess :)

And of course I am another avid follower of your blog.

xoxo

Michele said...

Congratulations on 3 years being a creative goddess. I hope you have a great trip and find lots of delicious goodies to share.

And of course I am another avid follower of your blog.

xoxo

emmy d said...

It's been a pleasure to travel this road with you! Thanks for taking us along! And yes, I follow!

Berkshire Hostess said...

Congrats, Allison! :) You are a true inspiration! Happy trails to AZ and back again, my friend. --Lisa
ps - yep, I'm a follower, too!

kerin rose said...

oh, for this momentous occasion, I shall 'unlurk' myself! congrats to you! enjoy Tuscon!
( following too!)

siobhan said...

pick me pick me! i follow!

Elaine said...

Happy 3 years!!! Lucky us that you opened your shops-- your leather and metal creations bring me lots of joy.

And I also follow your blog.

Elaine said...

Happy 3 years!!! Lucky us that you opened your shops; your leather and metal creations bring me much joy.

And I also follow your blog.

Carol Brenneisen said...

Congratulations and please enter me!! Carol - cabrenn[at]yahoo[dot]com

Nickie Frye said...

I just discovered your etsy shops & your blog. LOVE! Hook me up! I'm on a very strict spending diet. It's really quite pitiful. I could use a little special surprise! :-)

::mari:: said...

Congratulations on three years' labors and loves, and best wishes for those yet to come!

And of course I follow you. But you knew that already. :) xo.

InkyTonka said...

Hey, we share a birthday! Congratulations on 3 years of blazing your own trail - and here's to many, many more! I am only too happy to follow your adventures in leather and metal on your blog.

Michelle

angie said...

congratulations on three years! i follow you in my reader and love your unique outlook on life. you have the wisdom of many years, although i think you are young? you latest pieces are so amazing. i love that you have turned a negative into a positive! safe and happy travels to you.

Char said...

Hopefully me! I have been following your wonderful blog for awhile!

Halie said...

Oh, oh, I want in on this one!!

I follow your blog even though I don't have one... that has to be worth something, right?! ;)

Have fun in Tucson for me...

Samantha said...

Ahh--I used to live in Southern California and I terribly miss the desert. It's my favorite place to be. Have a great trip --I would love to see some pictures on your blog (that I follow!)

UmberDove said...

SHAZAM MISS! Three Years! It is a HUGE accomplishment to wield the reins of your own business, corraling all that inspiration into your own two hands, so congratulations are in order!

Gallop on Sister!


And naturally I follow you here!

aquariansoul said...

you are amazing and i would be so happy to own any of your pieces. :-)

jordan said...

ally
i'm here fo' sho'. love you AND your jewels (i'm aching for that ebony koi with the blister pearl...come on name, get pulled from the hat!!)
xoxo
j

Heather Fawn said...

Yea, Congrats Allison!! Well I'm here and follow your blog!! Have fun on your trip!

mary said...

I follow you blog - I find it inspirational ..... and I love your metal shop - as you well know.
Happy Birthday To Sunny Rising.
Mary Moro

Have a happy trip! xo

Julz said...

Congrats Allison. Three years -wow. I love following your blog and your creative process.
:-)
Thanks

Nancy*McKay said...

...follow...follow...follow...


YOU.


& if i could...



i'd follow, follow, follow


YOU


to Tucson...


*******CONGRATs*********

wadiefong said...

Congratulations Allison! I've only just "discovered" your shop and blog this year. I'm inspired and dazzled by what I see :-). Here's to many more years of living your desires.

P.S. You might want to pop in to see Rochelle's blog--a nice surprise ;-)

Brooke said...

Aw, Sunny, yay! Congratulations. I've long admired your work and will someday own a fabulous piece of yours. Leather or metal, I can't decide. :)

I've been a follower and will continue to be - your blog makes me happy!

Illustratornette said...

Hey Allison, I follow your blog and love your leather shop. Congratulations on 3 years! Thanks for your thoughtfulness and hard work!

BlueButtonwood said...

Yay- how exciting! And congratulations on three years :). I've followed your blog for awhile now and I love it (though I'm often shy to comment). You are a ray of sunshine- a real day brightener- thank you for that.

Oh and how I want to give that cat of yours a good smooch and head bump. He is too sweet for words! (Maybe you can give him one of each for me :))

Have a great time on your trip!
Shannon

Abigail Jasmine said...

Congrats! :) *

Your art is just lovely.

:)

God Bless

(I'm a subscriber)

J said...

Happy Birthday, Allison! Your pieces (leather and metal alike) are always beautifully made! :)

And of course I follow your blog!

Alice Istanbul said...

Oh how fun! Congratulations on 3 years. How lucky the rest of us are that you created Sunny Rising. Your creations are a delight for our eyes :)
I discovered you through our mutual friend Jess of Rosy Revolver and started following your blog last week.

amy said...

Congratulations sunny!! I always sneak in for a quick peak every morning with my toast and tea.

Melissa said...

Hello! I'm still looking forward to buying a koi for my sister's 30th birthday. I'll send a note through conversations when you are back.

I haven't followed your blog, but I've followed your etsy shop since I first saw your vine cuff and mallow flower necklaces!! hope you are having an amazing time in Tucson.

noricum said...

Happy Anniversary! I found your silver etsy shop through Lil Fish Studio's favourites, and you have some lovely items in your "sold" selection! (I managed to find you while you're on vacation, and so can't check your "for sale" items.)

Susie said...

i follow your blog and love both shops!!
congrats on two succesful businesses :)

mme. bookling said...

I've been following vicariously through Umber and Plume, but now I am officially following you! I saw Umber's necklace and I knew it was getting near time for me to invest in some of your delicious leather.

Keep up your dreams, A.
MME.

Dave said...

I thought if I didn't comment, you couldn't say thanks Ladies and Dave....

Enjoy your journeys... last night we had an absolute fantastic house concert with The Pines.

Kiki said...

Sunny, I love your work, and I love following you! Have lots of fun in the desert!

E said...

Hi Sunny! Your sissy Julie, who happens to be my favorite stylist, showed me the beautiful purse and cuff you made for her. She told me about your site and I am so excited to order some things upon your return. Your work is stunning and I love the Etsy video. You have a beautiful soul.
Hope your trip was great.
Elizabeth Mullen

bonddi said...

Love your jewelry and your blog! Keep up the good work.

Corinna said...

Congratulations to you, dear Allison, and have a lovely trip. I'm drooling at the thought of all the cabochons you will be ogling...

Mmmmmm, cabs.....

;)

xoxoxo

Oh, and I follow your blog joyfully!!

Lesley DeSantis said...

Ooh I am all for this, count me in!

And it looks like you and I have similar cats! We have a flame point siamese mix named Clover, currently passed out next to me on the couch haha.

Congratulations on your business anniversary; that is so exciting!!

songbird said...

Way to go --kudos to you! I will be wearing my pieces (like some other customers) in honor of your anniversary....like I need an excuse??!! Thanks for all that you do....like this contest for example. Please count me in as a blog reader also :-D.

Alexandra Dawn Lauro said...

you are amazing and so incredibly inspiring...all the more reason as to why i follow you on your bloggin' journeys...!! i will also be in tucson for the gem and mineral show, but it appears we will just be missing each other! I start my adventure on the 10th! such a shame that we couldn't cross paths amidst the jaspers and opals~!

gallerydarrow said...

Hi Allison, It would be a riot if I won. Congrats on 3 yrs!

Alina said...

Following! :)

Congratulations on 3 years! I just watched your video on Etsy - the love you put into your work is so inspiring. Please continue the amazing work!

Lupine said...

I just watched the etsy video on your work. Wow! i never knew leather could look so beautiful. Keep up the amazing work. I can't wait for you to start posting items again :)

Lupine M.

she said...

congratulations on this anniversary...

(i follow your blog in Reader :))

Amanda said...

your stuff is so beautiful! I can't wait until you reopen the shop! Its been fun reading up on you in your blog. Safe travels.

-Amanda

Artiste Nouveau said...

Just saw your video on etsy and I think you're a beautiful person! I'm so inspired by your energy :)

Hope you've been having a safe trip!

I'm now a new follower :)

Susan Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary. I love your Etsy shop....been saving up to buy one of your beautiful grape leaves leather cuffs. Fare thee well on your journey to Tuscon.

Cat said...

I found you while digging through NoisyPlume's archives. Your leather is more than lovely!

Anonymous said...

i would LOVE a koi!!
yes i follow
Thank you!

Taddyporter said...

Oh MANNNNN I am in the middle of a most INTENSE film(the Hurt Locker)and I just remembered this lovely post and I want to say hey! You are just the best, love you all the way following from here to tarnation(wherever that is!)....well back to the movie, happy to see you again sweetheart! xoM

Jessie said...

Whew I almost missed it! Wonderful and inspirational you are!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Thank you thank you thank you thank you so much everyone!!!!!

Pulling a paper name tomorrow :)

xoxoxox,
A