Monday, July 19, 2010

Just An Update

It's always sad when one of my favorite blog stops blogging. I'm a big fan of Ruffles and Stuff but Disney recently announced that she will no longer be blogging. It's so sad...

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I went back to my old job last week so I might not be blogging as often but I will still have my monthly giveaway. So stay tuned.

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Here is a little update...of my recent projects...

Upcycled Eclipse Tank Top - Black and Red - Ready to Shipped - Free Shipping

The Eclipse Tank Top

Aubergrine Summer/Autumn Beret -Free Shipping

All of these items are available at PBF Collection @ Etsy. All of these can be customed made just email me here or at my Etsy Shop.

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I know some people hate giveaways because of all the requirements you need to do in order to win. i.e. subscribe to a blog, be a fan in Facebook page...etc. But for me personally...giveaways are fun!!! With this economy and recession giveaways is always great...I mean...really...anything for FREE is always great. And it really does not take a lot of effort to click and subscribe, right? But that's just my opinion.

Anyway...if you love blog got another giveaway for this month. It's sponsored by Simone Elum. Please click this link or click the top left button to join. Have a good week everyone.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Featured Artist For The Month Of July

This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks for participating everyone.

T-shirts are always comfy to wear especially during summer. And through the years, T-shirts have evolved from just a simple undergarment to a form of personal expression.

There's thousands of t-shirt designs out there but there's always one that stands out. Something unique that will captivate our interest and lead us to buy it and add it in our collection. Or just maybe it simply becomes something we would love to wear.

Unique designs like the t-shirt design of our featured artist for the month July, Simone ELum.

Simone is a Fashion Illustrator and Designer. After completing her Fashion Design degree she launched "Simone Elum". It's a unique collection of her 'fashion art' inspired clothing, accessories, stationary and fine art.

One of her best sellers is the Sweet Girl Tee. It's a fashion illustrated tee of a sweet young girl daydreaming about her true love. The design is simple but captivating.

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And PBF Collection got the privelege to review her latest design which is the Sweet Girl V neck Tee. The moment we received the package from Simone. We noticed that it was package really well. Everything was professionally done with great looking hang tag, business card and a nice hand written note. For us, hand written notes always add a nice personal touch.

As for the's absolutely great. The black jersey fabric heart has this cute white handstitch, the screen print of the young sweet girl is totally perfect, another great added touch is the black fabric stitched to the folded sleeves. The t-shirt itself is soft and comfy. This Tee is perfect for summer and it would look great on your favorite shorts, jeans, or skirts.

So to get to know more about Simone Elum the artist behind We had a little interview with her:

PBF: Tell us a bit about yourself?

SL : I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago, an island in the Caribbean. I've always loved fashion since my mom designed and made most of our clothes. She used to have a lot of fashion magazines lying around and of course, I enjoyed going through them, tearing out designs I liked and trying to redraw them and add my own touch to them. I studied Fashion Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design and that's where I also met my husband who is a Graphic designer at heart and does all of my graphic design! We started our business in July 2009 after moving to Los Angeles from Georgia. I am a fashion designer but art is my first love so I decided to put both of my passions together in my line of 'fashion art' inspired items.

PBF: Besides creating and designing, what else do you like to do?

SL: Of course I spend most of my time drawing and designing but when I am not busy doing that, I like to read, go to art shows, cook, take road trips and watch romantic movies.

PBF: What first made you want to become an artist?

SL: I loved the fashion illustrations in the Vogue Pattern books when I was growing up. I was always inspired to draw like that and have been doing fashion illustrations since then! I liked the feeling of being able to create something beautiful for others to look at.

PBF: Please describe to us a bit about your creative inspirations.

SL: I am inspired by fashion, photography, personalities like audrey hepburn, music, the caribbean, romantic movies, other fashion illustrators like Arturo Elena, David downton and Sandra Suy.

PBF:Besides Etsy do you have a website or blog where we can read updates about your designs?

SL:Yes, you can visit or my facebook fanpage 'Simone Elum' for updates. . Please click here.

PBF: What advice can you give to inspiring artist?

SL: Get really good at what you love doing and be prolific. Always believe that what you have to offer is valuable and be able to take criticism and learn from it. Passion is necessary to continue being an artist so always find ways to be inspired to create! Connect with other artists, ask for advice, see what others are doing but be true to your own style.

PBF: Where do you see yourself in ten years?

SL: In ten years, I would like to have a family, a thriving business, to still be an artist and making a difference in the lives of others.

There you have it. Please be sure to check out Simone Elum's website and Facebook Page Simone Elum for new items and learn more about her creations!

And the good news is...Simone has decided to award one of you ladies with one of her new tee design! The winner will received the Sweet Girl tee in V-neck.

And winner can choose t-shirt sizes from xxs up to xxl.

Here are the entry rules for the Sweet Girl T-shirt giveaway:

1. (This is the mandatory entry) You'll receive 1 entry for visiting Simone Lum at Etsy and telling me what your favorite item is! Make sure you leave your EMAIL address in this entry.
2. You'll receive 2 entries for adding Simone Elum in your favorites.
3. You'll receive 2 entries for adding/liking Simone Elum in her fan page.
3. You'll receive 5 entries for following our blog and telling us that you do. Leave a comment with your username.
4. You'll receive 1 entry for grabbing my button and putting it on your blog. Leave a link of your blog in the comments.
5. You'll receive 2 entries for updating your Facebook status and including the link to this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link of the status.
6. You'll receive 2 entries for adding/liking us in our PBF Collection Fan Page.
7. You'll receive 3 entries for blogging about this giveaway on your blog and leave us the link in a comment.

Please remember that the more entries you have the better chances you'll have in winning this giveaway.
All entries must be received before 11:59 on Friday, August 13, 2010. A winner will be drawn using a random number generator and I will send her an e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be choosen.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Winner of June Giveaway - Sponsored By CSN Stores

First...I have to thank all of those who have participated in this Giveaway. I wish I could declare everyone as a winner. But I only have to choose one.

Okay here it is...basing from the Random generator...the winner is...



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For those who did not win. Please don't be discourage I have more giveaways lined up. In fact, PBF Collection have another one starting tomorrow. Thank again everyone.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Such A Busy Week

It's a such a busy week for me but I have to post a little update before it will get more crazier. I'm right now finishing at least 10 orders and I will be going back to work on Monday.

Anyway...enough of those craziness...

I finally watched Eclipse over the weekend. And I absolutely love it! I can't wait for Breaking Dawn but it will not be out until November 2011 next year and that's just the first part. The second part will be on July 2012.

And of course...while watching the movie. I was drawn to two items...that I really want to make.

First is this...the T-shirt quilt blanket that Bella's mom (Renee) gave to her. But I just can't find a better photo focusing on the blanket. It is supposed to be old t-shirts from the places Bella had been to and Renee sew it to a quilt and gave it to Bella as a graduation gift.

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And the second one that I like is this...Bella's knitted hat. It looks kinda green in this pic but it was more of grey when I saw it in the movie.

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But I have a lot of stuff to do that I might not be able to sew the quilt and knit the beanie until maybe mid-September. :(

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And like most HP fans...I was so excited to see the movie trailer. And I can't wait to start knitting or crochet the latest scarves or beanies that they will be wearing.

But hopefully I will also be selling Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Syltherin scarves, beanies and even gloves soon.

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Few days more and I will be declaring the winner of the June Giveaway.

And if you have not left a comment for the June Giveaway...You would not want to missed out on this giveaway. Click here for a chance to win a gift certificate from

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And stay tuned for the July Giveaway. It will be from a very talented sponsor from Etsy. =)