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Expand production for successful line of handmade holiday stockings, tree skirts and accessories for the modern home for 2012.

Love Elaine was started as a hobby after a move to a new city. Encouraged by my mother, I took a bag making class at a local quilt shop. As an avid lover of all things fabric, I quickly fell in love with the instant gratification (I could make a bag one in a day!). So, I gave a few as gifts - and the rest, as they say, is history!  In August 2009, Love Elaine was born (to learn more about the name click here) and I had my own shop on Etsy, and we (my Mom, Grandma and I) had a very busy first Holiday season that year - we knew we were on to something!

Fast forward almost 3 years later, and Love Elaine's product line has grown to include bags, stockings, tree skirts, aprons, and home accessories! And, Love Elaine has been successful - all while holding down a full time job and squeezing out time to sew, ship, and embroider on nights and weekends!

For the upcoming 2012 Holiday Season - we're hoping to take Love Elaine to the next level! We're looking for backers to assist us in efforts to double our sales - which means we have to double everything, including our wholesale fabric buy, and increase production by hiring freelance sewing help through the summer and fall months to meet projected demand - all costs that we must front prior to seeing any sales revenue, as the sales period begins at the end of September.

This year, to increase customer service and reduce shipping times, our goal is to ramp up production and have Christmas Stockings and Tree Skirts in-stock and available for sale in higher quantities ahead of the Holiday season. This will also allow us to increase our promotion to retailers looking to purchase unique Holiday items at wholesale prices and increased quantities.

As part of our increased sales efforts, we're also including a website update to our current blog site, www.love-elaine.com, for a more professional look, as well as our own online store, which will help us to reduce fees and further promote the Love Elaine brand as a fresh, modern alternative for holiday decorating and year-round gifting!  And, as part of building our own online store, we'll start to engage in additional online marketing efforts, primarily blog advertising, to increase website traffic to our store.

While we are looking for backers to fund our 2012 Holiday Line, know that all funds pledged now will be helping to plant seeds for future growth. Thank you for taking the time to read our story!

A special note to guys out there - the special lady in your life would LOVE one of these items as a gift for Christmas! Don't hesitate to back this project with her in mind!

A Few of the Available Rewards

*Note: All items below are representative of the item you will receive, however, fabrics and placement will be different to reflect the new 2012 Holiday Line.

Jewelry Bag

Tea Towels

Grocery Tote - Limited Edition and Not Currently Available for Sale

Ruffled Half Apron

Ruffled Clutch

Elf Christmas Stocking

Christmas Tree Skirt

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    A shout-out on the Love Elaine Facebook (350) and Twitter (650) pages and a huge thank you!

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    A shout-out on the Love Elaine Facebook and Twitter pages, and a your name on the Love Elaine website, where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    A handmade jewelry bag - perfect for holding all of your every day jewelry or for keeping it safe while traveling! PLUS your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    A handmade wine tote in 2012 Holiday fabrics - perfect for holiday gifting! Will deliver in time for the 2012 holiday season! PLUS your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    Your very own handmade, coordinating ruffled tea towel set and pot holder set in Holiday 2012 fabrics - perfect for updating your kitchen decor for the holidays or gifting! Will deliver in time for the 2012 Holiday season! PLUS your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    A handmade Love Elaine original grocery tote bag in an assortment of fabrics and colors. Perfect for transporting your holiday loot or bringing home the bacon (literally) from the grocery store as you stock up for all of your holiday baking! PLUS your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    One half ruffled apron in Holiday 2012 fabrics - perfect for all of your holiday baking and entertaining! PLUS your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    A handmade Love Elaine clutch in an assortment of colors from our 2012 Fall fabrics. Perfect for a night on the town! PLUS your choice of either a potholder or tea towel set in 2012 Holiday fabrics, AND your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    A Love Elaine 2012 Elf Christmas Stocking that is perfect for holding all of Santa's loot on Christmas Eve! PLUS, your choice of either a potholder or tea towel set in matching 2012 Holiday Fabrics, AND your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    One handmade 40" Christmas Tree Skirt from the 2012 Love Elaine Holiday Line - the perfect addition to your holiday decorating! This item is unique and original, and is surely to become a family heirloom used year after year. Will deliver in time for Santa to place his presents under the tree! PLUS, your choice of a potholder or tea towel set in matching 2012 Holiday Fabrics AND your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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    One original Christmas Lap Quilt in 2012 Holiday Fabrics! This is truly a one-of-a-kind item, handmade by me - no 2 quilts will be the same! This quilt will surely become a family heirloom - treasured each and every holiday season! PLUS, a potholder and tea towel set in matching 2012 Holiday Fabrics AND your name on the Love Elaine website where it will live forever in internet fame.

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