This weekend marked my 3rd Anniversary of opening my Etsy store Floridity. I’ve been selling with Etsy since 2005 in one form or another, but I take great pride in saying that I finally found a great home at Floridity. In just 3 years, I’ve reached over 700 sales, which is more than I could ever have hoped for…

To celebrate, I thought it was time for a giveaway!

My friends, James and Ewa Powell are the proprietors of  Modern Fabrics. Not only do they sell beautiful modern fabrics, everything in their store was saved from landfills.

Yards and Yards of Amazing Fabric. Photo Credit: Logan Cyrus Photography


My friend, Ewa. Photo Credit: Logan Cyrus Photography

Their amazing business highlights the waste of the textile industry, with a stunning eye for design and sustainability. If you open a copy of Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, or read Apartment Therapy, these are the types of high end designer fabric they sell to the public……Fabrics from designers such as Maharam, Kvadrat, and Knoll. Most of this fabric can’t even be purchased by those other than the trade and Modern Fabrics sells yardage and remnants to the public for 30-70% off retail price.

How Ewa saves and displays her favorite small pieces of fabric.

Photo Credit: Logan Cyrus Photography

My friend, Ewa, who has been a constant support for me, has offered up 3 lbs. of leather remnants to give away here!

This isn’t the leather that you buy at craft and fabric stores. This is high-end hide, mostly Italian and US, that because of small imperfections, isn’t suitable for large upholstery applications.

…but for handbags, satchels, handmade books, and jewelry????

This is the motherload!!!!

A very tiny sample of the amazing leather that comes through Modern Fabrics.

Just one pair of earrings I’ve made with leather from Modern Fabrics.

So here are the specifics:

I will be giving away:

*One, 3lb. box of leather remnants to one lucky winner, courtesy of Modern Fabrics. Because of shipping, this is only available to domestic USA entrants. (US + Hawaii, Alaska)

*One 12 oz. parcel of Modern Fabrics leather remnants, courtesy of ME, from my stash, for everyone ,domestic and international…so y’all overseas don’t feel all left out.


How to Enter:

1)Leave one comment below.

2) Leave an additional comment for each additional share of the giveaway HERE, or by sharing/liking Modern Fabrics, either by blogging, Facebook, or Twitter. (so, realistically if you did all those things separately, you could have 7 entries. 3 shares of the giveaway + 3 shares of Modern Fabrics + 1 comment = 7 entries)

3) I will draw 2 separate winners via Random Number Generator after MIDNIGHT, February 3, 2012 EST. I will first draw for the main 3lb prize. and then for the 2nd prize. But there will be separate winners….so, you can’t win both if you live in the US….I think that’s fair.

Find more about Modern Fabrics:





188 Responses to Giveaway!

  1. Jill says:

    What a wonderful offer!

  2. Leather! What a great giveaway. Just found your blog and am intrigued by your work. Thank you!

  3. Just Facebooked off my business page!

  4. and… Tweeted!! Hope you’ll get more cking your your blog… but do hope I Wheeeee win!

  5. I liked modern fabrics on facebook:)

  6. I shared modern fabrics on facebook….fingers crossed!

  7. Sydney says:

    Just liked on FB & meant to say congrats on 3rd anniversary!

  8. Kim says:

    Thanks for the chance . . .

  9. Kim says:

    Great colors and fabric

  10. Kim says:

    Beautiful jewelry

  11. kathyS says:

    I imagine wide wrapped and beaded bracelets –beautiful

  12. Would love to win. Oh the projects I could make.

  13. CYNDI PAGE says:

    lovely lovely leather

  14. CYNDI PAGE says:

    I love the tweed at modern fabrics …..very european

  15. CYNDI PAGE says:

    your polymer is great

  16. CYNDI PAGE says:

    I hope I win

  17. Michelle says:

    Wow I am impressed…..I love it when great stuff gets a new life…..and then shared!

  18. MicheleFelice Bohlmann says:

    The texture of the leather is wonderful. I’d love to use the pieces in many projects.

  19. Bonnie Sides says:

    Truth is, these look like some quality products that I would like to win so I might re-create them into different forms of beautiful, quality items.

  20. Fab idea and congrats on being on Etsy for three years.

  21. Lois says:

    What a great giveaway! I just started working with leather in bead embroidery and in my jewelry so I don’t have a stash yet…;)

  22. Lois says:

    …and loismoon

  23. Lois says:

    What a great find in Modern Fabrics…I’m in love with their leather!

    I liked MFab on fb.

  24. Mike says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  25. Mike says:

    modern fabrics liked on FB

  26. Mike says:

    Giveaway shared!

  27. Lynn Dunn says:

    A leather giveaway? Amazing!

    I liked MFab on fb also.

  28. KatieD says:

    I would thoroughly enjoy winning this leather set so I could share it with my sister. We are jewelry makers and love to work with new medium. This would be fun for us! Thanks.

  29. CraftyHope says:

    How am I just seeing this today!? GAH! I didn’t realize I was that far behind in my blog-reading. Oh well. Here I am now!

  30. CraftyHope says:

    I shared it on my Facebook!

  31. CraftyHope says:

    I also shared it on Twitter (@CraftyHope)

  32. CraftyHope says:

    I included your giveaway in my blog post today as well! (

  33. Wonderful giveaway – thanks for the chance!

  34. Jay says:

    Great opportunity. Thanks

  35. shaiha says:

    Oh please drop my name in the hat.

  36. susie hegney says:

    My first time here! Won’t be my last!

  37. susie hegney says:

    Thanks for great giveaway!

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