Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kittiwake Shirt Giveaway (closed)

 I first saw these cool shirts posted on Sweet Adeline's Facebook page and wanted one for myself! I found out these awesome designs are from Kittiwake AK. I have lived in and visited many states and I think Alaska has some of the greatest local artists. I think they are so great because they have great beauty to pull from our state. Support local!

 I mean come on, where else is it cool to wear a cute t-shirt with Xtra Tuffs on it? Aren't they adorable!?Wanna win a shirt for your little one? Kat from Kittiwake AK will be giving away a ski goggle or Xtra Tuff shirt. She has baby to kid sizes! If you win, you can visit her booth at the Baby & Toddler Fair and pick a different design that you have your heart set on instead.

 Guess what? These great designs are on shirts and sweatshirts for adults! She also has some GORGEOUS knitted beanies that I'm eyeing. I'm very excited to add a shirt to my collection of local Alaskan artists! You gonna get one? On to learn more about this creative lady, Kat!

Tell us a little about you and how you started your business.

I graduated from Union College in NY in 2001 and am a local art teacher in the anchorage school district. I have two children - my daughter Grace age 4 and my son Liam age 2. I've always enjoyed drawing and painting things that I see as being uniquely Alaskan. I began sketching xtra tuff boots a few years ago, and last Spring I took one of my drawings and screened it on a shirt for my daughter Grace. From there, I had friends and family members ask me to make more, and as a result, in the Spring of 2011 Kittiwake was born. My nickname growing up was "Bird", and so my company's name is a reference to that childhood nickname since a Kittiwake is an Alaskan sea bird. I currently have 6 different designs available, and many more in the works.

Where can one buy your products?

The next event where I will have my booth set up is at Alaska's Baby and Toddler Expo on Saturday April 21st. There are 5 local stores that carry Kittiwake Alaskan Apparel. Select adult items can be found in Anchorage at Skinny Raven and Ski AK. Select baby/kid items can be found in Anchorage at Sweet Adeline's and Spoiled, and in Eagle River at Picture This. I also designed the logo for the race shirts for the upcoming Faster Than A Falcon 5K (race/ fundraiser) on May 12th. All proceeds for this event will go directly to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska.

What do you love about Alaska?

I love that friends in Alaska are more like family, and that there is no limit on the number of outdoor adventures available all year long. I also love how Alaskans really stand behind local artists and shop local.

Okay, so here are the rules, you gotta be an Alaskan resident! You have an opportunity to be entered 3 times, just follow the directions! The giveaway will be closed Friday at midnight. Be sure to visit Kat's Kittiwake AK booth at the Baby & Toddler Expo on April 21st at the Egan center! Good luck!!
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    1. Oh and my favorite is the xtra tuff shirt!

  2. Adorable stuff! Love the onesies with the boots!

  3. We have a goggles t shirt for my toddler. He loves it and doesn't want to take off his "nocular" shirt. The t-shirt material is great too.

  4. My daughter would love the one with the tutu and legs! :D

  5. I love the tutu and xtra tuff's for my little girl!

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  7. I love the boys xtratuff onesies! I tried to get one at the craft fair, but you had already sold out! Great designs guys :)

  8. What awesome designs! Love these shirts and I want one for me too! My favorite designs are the Xtra Tuff Boots and the snow truck one.

  9. I love the pink one with the tutu

  10. "Katie Bird"....I am so proud! Your items are wonderful and made with so much love! Continued success. Aunt Marze

  11. I love the tutu with the Xtra Tuffs. I really love all of them but that is my favorite :) Rachel Garner, garner dot rachel at gmail dot com

  12. I LOVE the green boots onesie

  13. The xtra tuff boot shirt is cute!