Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sakatah Colors Review & Giveaway



 I am especially excited about featuring Sakatah Colors on Mom-a-Logues.  Not only is Meg's beautiful shop located right here in my home state of Minnesota, but's it's named after one of my most favorite area's to camp, the Sakatah Trail Campground.

 A little note from Meg..

"At the time of starting this little business (way before loading items to Etsy), I needed a name that meant something to me and that would resonate with my community. Well, why not combine the two forms of therapy that have had deep impact on my life: Exercise and a creative outlet!?! Where I live in Southern Minnesota, an amazing all-season recreational trail, named the “Sakatah Trail,” runs close to my house. Being a runner, walker and biker the varied and contrasting fall colors along the trail were reminiscent of the yarns I had begun to work with in the Fall of 2012. Which is where this creative little dream began. Sakatah Colors was birthed out of a very difficult time in my life. I experienced postpartum anxiety and chronic migraines after having my first child. Those difficulties continued after my second, and, as a manner of distraction from the difficulty and pain, I dug out my sewing machine and tapped into skills untouched since a very young age. I found that they came back very quickly but with depth and precision. At that time, starting and finishing a project brought me great satisfaction and joy; not to mention the honor of experiencing someone wanting to purchase my creations.

And let's face it, here in Minnesota, we are always cold. Ok, I speak for myself. I am half Australian and my husband would tell you that makes me extra sensitive to frigid temperatures. Warm scarves is where I started; and lots of them.  Discovering all season fabrics propelled me into a vision for all scarves for every season with beautiful light bright fabric weights/prints and sweater scarves. Now Sakatah Colors is in a mode of product expansion. We are specializing not only in scarves but also girls’ and women’s Maxi Skirts, babies & girls’ leggings, babies & girls’ dresses, fitness headbands, nursing scarves and more. What a dream! I cannot help but make the little girls’ dresses, the moment my daughter puts them on, she looks at me with eyes that sparkle, twirls and says “ Mom, I am so pretty!” Yes, yes you are honey.

Goodness, how could I not make more?!

Mostly I sell locally at a beautiful store called Salvage Sisters in downtown Mankato, MN. Salvage Sisters carries all of my products, and when I have time and additional stock, I sell online and at Minnesota Art shows."


I simply adore Meg's passion and her true talent shines through each piece she creates.


Meg's headbands are no slip and headache free.  The bands have raw edges so that you are able to leave the band thick or fold over to make thin.  


With Fall coming up, I'm extra excited about wearing scarves again.  I love all the beautiful fabric designs Meg offers and will most likely add a few of these to my wardrobe soon. 


The children's clothing in Sakatah Colors are magnificent.  They are soft, trendy and stylish!


Meg offered to create a maxi skirt and matching headband for Alexa.  Alexa has been begging for a long maxi skirt all summer and I couldn't resist this one.  She has an edgy personality and can get by wearing absolutely anything, which is why I went with a darker fabric color for her.  

She is obsessed with this skirt. 


It's so soft, comfortable and easy for her to pull up over her swimsuit or wear for every day.  It folds over at the waist and is the perfect length to her ankles.  The jersey fabric offers her plenty of movement to make play time easy.
The matching headband is a total bonus.  She loves to wear it with her skirt or pair it with other outfits.  She also loves to mix and match tank top colors with her skirt depending on her mood.  She gives it a huge thumbs up!!

"While Sakatah Colors gained momentum and knowing that I wanted to leave a worthwhile legacy for my wonderful children, I knew the anchor of the business’ existence had to be "giving back.”. I sew for a purpose. We live for a purpose. Toward this end, I have started a project called Hats of Hope. A percentage of every Sakatah Colors purchase funds Chemotherapy Hats for those battling Cancer in the Mankato, MN and surrounding communities. I organize groups of volunteers from the community who give their time on weekend afternoons to cut, sew and pin Chemo Turbans. These provide warmth and comfort for those in such need. This vision is why Sakatah Colors exists, a passing on of something that would enrich a life."


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GIVEAWAY:
Meg is offering one lucky Mom-a-Logues winner a maxi skirt of choice (size infant - teen) from her collection.


18 comments:

  1. Wow! So many cute things! Linnea would love a maxi skirt...she's so into dresses these days. I also LOVE the boot cuffs, and the nursing infinity scarf - that's a must get when I have baby #2 some day.

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  2. Cute shop! I like this summer dress, https://www.etsy.com/listing/193051699/girls-23-t-summer-dress-feathers-and?ref=related-7

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  3. Everything is adorable ... my granddaughter would love the maxi skirt and headband!

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  4. Love the nursing scarfs! It was a lifesaver on vacation!

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  5. So Adorable!! https://www.etsy.com/listing/188883760/baby-maxi-skirts-headband-set-pink?ref=shop_home_feat_1

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  6. I love all of her items; it is impossible to just pick one! I do like this scarf, however: https://www.etsy.com/listing/200527814/gray-and-lace-stripe-infinity-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  7. https://www.etsy.com/listing/194043127/pink-chevron-and-floral-vines-baby-dress?ref=shop_home_active_10

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  8. Love this! https://www.etsy.com/listing/194259955/girls-45-summer-dress-peacock-feathers?ref=shop_home_active_6

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  9. loving these!!! https://www.etsy.com/listing/192063565/pick-three-workout-headbands-any-print?ref=shop_home_active_14

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  10. I'm in love with these leggings for my daughter! https://www.etsy.com/listing/170834685/baby-feather-leggings-yoga-style-waist?ref=favs_view_1

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  11. Love this skirt https://www.etsy.com/listing/194013819/baby-maxi-skirt-and-twist-headband-set?ref=shop_home_active_5

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  12. https://www.etsy.com/listing/200527814/gray-and-lace-stripe-infinity-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_9 love this very much, thank you so much for hte giveaway

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  13. I love this dress! https://www.etsy.com/listing/194259955/girls-45-summer-dress-peacock-feathers?ref=shop_home_active_4

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  14. Love this cute gray skirt!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/199315827/organic-baby-maxi-skirt-and-headband-set?ref=shop_home_active_3

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  15. https://www.etsy.com/listing/178592896/turquoisewhite-chiffon-infinity-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_13

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  16. Such cute stuff! I love this headband! https://www.etsy.com/listing/196867376/workout-headband-aztec-arrows-black-and?ref=shop_home_active_16

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  17. I love the baby maxi skirts! Her shop is closed, so I can't get a link right now. ;)

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  18. Her shop is closed currently so I can't see the items. I bet I'd like her kids clothing though.

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