Wednesday, May 27, 2009

welcome!

whoa, sewmamasew's giveaway day sort of snuck up on me! it could have something to do with having 19 people come stay for the holiday weekend. yep. 19. we had a blast, stayed up way too late, ate waaay too much, and i even got in a little sewing. and fishing. i caught a 4" bass! he was too cute.

so where were we? ah yes, the giveaway! if you're new to my site, don't forget to enter my sewn giveaway too! and now, drumroll please:

i've been thinking purses, so i'm giving away supplies to make your own! included are a set of bamboo handles, 4 fat quarters of fabric, a magnetic snap, and quite possibly some ric-rac or buttons or some other embellishments, i'm still playing in my stash.

EDITED TO ADD: sorry for the blurry photos! at some point this weekend i misplaced my camera and have been turning the house upside down looking for it. but i wanted to give you an idea - so these were all taken with my 4 year old's kidizoom camera! i'm still deciding on the 4th fabric needed, it may just be tan linen...















there are some cute free patterns out there you could try, like the buttercup bag at made by rae or this one by melly & me or check out u-handbag for oodles of purse info.

and because i want to share some homemade love, i'll also send you a handmade *by me* artsy clutch made from amy karol's pattern. i'll even let you choose which one you'd like!















no photos yet, as it is 4:45 am and raining, but as soon as the sun shines i will snap a pic and get it posted. just leave me a comment here to be entered. go ahead, be daring and enter to win sight unseen! thanks for visiting, come back soon!

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Janna said...

your post is so cheerful for 4:45 and raining!

Laurel said...

so i'm reading along thinking - this is a great giveaway - and then you threw in another clutch? TOO cool. =)

Jingle said...

Don't you hate it when things just sneak up on you like that?! LOL!

emerzim said...

I've been wanting to try a purse. This would be just the thing to get me started!

RebeccaMom said...

ooh, great giveaway, I have been wanting a new bag :)

Becky said...

What a great giveaway! 19 people in your house and blogging before 5am. Both impressive feats. I hope I win!

Jamie said...

i've just become obsessed with the idea of making clutches...

Nicole said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

epban said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

cathy said...

The best part of giveaway day has been discovering so many great blogs :)

Margaret said...

Sounds fantastic!

Heather said...

ooh, me, me! What a great giveaway.

Luke & Kelsie Frazier said...

i like lowercase typing too. its so much easier. You rock! Thanks for the giveaway!

Riece said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

SugarMama said...

Oh pick me! What a fabulous giveaway! I love making bags but I've never tried one with premade handles!

Emily said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! I'd love to make my own purse... why haven't I yet???

Daisy said...

This makes it more fun!! Like a suprise giveaway.

KBraden said...

Well, I been wanting to make myself a purse so this would be a great chance for me to.

JD said...

You're right on track... I've been wanting to make a purse for the summer, but just haven't gotten any supplies yet! Thanks!

Holee said...

Good summer project! Thanks for the offer.

hanamik said...

I love the fabrics you used for the artsy clutches! It would be lovely to win

windycindy said...

Great fabrics and I adore your handmade purse! Please count me in on your delightful giveaway prize drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

kc said...

That's great fabric and the clutches are lovely! Thanks for offering up such a fantastic set of giveaway prizes!

(And go take a rest, you deserve one after entertaining a party of 19!)

SethandKara said...

I would love to try and make my own bag. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

White Way to Light said...

What a fun giveaway! Can't wait to see who wins! (Hope its me!)

Heather said...

Very cute prizes! I'd like to try making a purse.

Shop With Amy said...

I love the fabrics:) I have a dress made in the paisley even:)

I can best be reached at http://AmybugsOriginalStyle.etsy.com Thanks for the chance!!

Melissa said...

I've already made the bag by rae and it is great! Now I might be able to make another! Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

Mary said...

I love that you used your kid's camera!

Heidi said...

Yay! Great stuff! I am a purse fanatic!!

Thanks for the giveaway!
www.craftyheidi.wordpress.com

Brooke said...

Great giveaway, thanks for including me!

Dionne said...

What a WONDERFUL giveaway! I mean, seriously generous! I am an early riser and can just picture the calm cool of a new day when reading your blog!
Cheers,
Dionne

Bethany said...

I really lok the colors for the make-it-yourself bag kit! Hope you find your camera!

Addy said...

crossing my fingers....

faithandfamily.wordpress.com

jmhamlin826 said...

Great giveaway - thanks!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

Angelia said...

Great giveaway!
Angelia
momtwoangelsATyahooDOTcom

Kyra said...

The clutches are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sunny Tuesday said...

You have great taste in fabrics!

rebecca said...

this would be great. There is a pattern requiring those things in the Simple Sewing with a French Twist book by Celine Dupuy. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!! ( :

The Giveaway Diva said...

so cute! great giveaway!`

Jen said...

You have an eye for gorgeous fabric. I love every single thing you have shown! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

QuiltChick said...

Wow, so cute and so generous!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You did an amazing job of putting this give away prize together. Thank you for participating.

Jen said...

ha! love the photos taken with your kids camera! and I love the items you're giving away as well.

Katherine said...

My kids always steal my camera. Then when I find it there are tons of pic. taken from little people height..lol :P KIDS! This is a very nice giveaway!

http://sevidesigns.com
sevidesigns@yahoo.com

Lola Jo said...

Great fabrics! Would love to have the chance to work with them!

Liz B. said...

what a generous giveaway! you do lovely work; the artsy clutches are gorgeous, especially the one in front. thanks for the chance at winning.

Kate said...

so so cute!!

marie*jolie said...

Super cute giveaway... love the little bag! Thanks for the chance to win! leafygreenes at gmail dot com

two hippos said...

What a generous giveaway!

I'm also having a giveaway and hosting a fq swap. Come and check it out :)

Katy said...

I'm in!

Leigh said...

Oh such pretty fabrics!! It's raining here, too. Blech!

Eema-le said...

I would love to win this. I need a cute little purse.

downtown said...

I feel like Christmas morning, just by telling someone how great thier items are and through randomness, I could win these great clutches. Whoa.

Leanna said...

Wow, how fun! Thanks for the chance and hope you find your camera!

BettsyKingston said...

fantastic giveaway

Michele said...

Thanks for your generosity!

sandyandcosmo said...

What a fun giveaway! sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

What a great idea. Everything needed to make a bag. I recently crocheted some bags out of recycled shopping bags. Would like to try my hand at sewing one.

Liz said...

Super fun giveaway! I've been meaning to do a buttercup bag since SMS posted the tute, so that would be a perfect excuse!

melonkelli said...

Nice! I hope it cleared up and you found your camera.

ircabbit said...

I have been thinking of bags, too, so this is a timely post. :)

Baba said...

Oh I am loving this! Take me to fabric heaven. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

Tara said...

What a great giveaway! I have been wanting to make a bag with a handle and would love to win! Also the clutches are nice, too.

kathytypestoo said...

thanks for your generosity!

Tanya said...

Beautiful giveaway, blurry photos or not!

Charissa said...

I love the handbag kit and the black and white clutch is adorable!! I definitely wouldn't have been up at 4:45 to make the post though! Kudos to you!! :-)

undeadgoat said...

Hooray for kits! Yay yay hooray!

Marsel said...

Nice! Please enter me...

aSprinkling said...

I'm all into bags right now, so this giveaway is right up my alley!

Ferreira; Party of Four said...

Thanks for the offer! I've been meaning to try the butter cup bag tutorial, and will def. if I win! :)

Gina said...

Love the clutch. The fabrics are great.

Mama Lusco said...

Great giveaway! I"m a sucker for making bags and would love to win :)

Lane said...

sweet! enough to make my own purse and a premade one for me?! you.are.awesome.

Holly said...

Love the fabric - I have never made a bag with that type of handle though, hopefully it is not too tricky :)

Shannon Hillinger said...

I love the blurry photos. It's like a romantic movie from the 70's. Aaah.

chow, baby said...

Great giveaway, and beautiful fabrics!
Well done with the kiddo camera ;)

Harley Dee said...

It's raining here now too.. granted it's not 4:45am, but still :D Thanks for the chance to win some goodies :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for adding my name. Love the colors.

Robyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! What beautiful fabrics!

beagoodmom said...

love the fabric combo and I am seriously loving bamboo handles right now.

Tam said...

How cool, I'd love to win and wouldlove to give making a purse a go!

Sarah Seitz said...

This is a great idea! I love making bags and you've provided everything needed! Also, love your clutch! Thanks!

Amanda said...

I love it! What a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win! And for being so generous!

Yehudim(at)aol(dot)com

bluebird.blessings said...

So what exactly does the earth look like at 4:45?? :)
I have been looking at patterns for a purse. This would be great!

amymarie said...

here's to a chance at your lovely gifts and some extra hope thrown in that you find your camera (i'm naked without mine!)

thanks for the opportunity :o)
amymarie630[at]hotmail[dot]com

zees5 said...

Wow you ARE superwoman -19 guests!

I love making bags and just finished a doozie in crochet. So I am ready for a new one. Thanks for the giveaway! izazbz@yahoo.com

Sara said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Little Miss Shabby said...

What a great giveaway! And your pics are quite fab for being taken on a kids camera!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

yes please!! this is a fabulous giveaway! Thanks!

The Coxes said...

I love those fabrics! please add me in the running!

katydidinc said...

I would love to make a purse from that fabric. I've made that Amy Karol clutch and it's so cute. Thanks!

Treasuresofjoy said...

A kit! Sounds like a great prize and great links to try out!

Lilly said...
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jjergensen said...

Wow- you craft round-the-clock. Love your fab fabric. You have a great eye.

Jennifer said...

Sooooo cute! I would love to make a purse! Thanks for the giveaway!

Karissa said...

Nice giveaway! Count me in, please!

Brenda said...

Love your blog. Great giveaway.

Bowlby said...

Lovely giveaway! Thanks!

why not sew? said...

Thanks for entering my give away. Your give away is great!

Pink Sky said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love your Amy Karol purses, the fabric of the top one is so pretty. Thank you for the chance to win it.

Laura said...

sweet bag stuff, and I love amy karol! thanks!

kelliemorgan said...

This is AWSEOME! WOW. Thanks so much!

HeidiMonkey said...

Gorgeous, thanks for the chance!

Ylime said...

sounds fun! I'm always up for an adventure! :)

BKelly said...

Wow, great giveaway. I have been having fun making totes, bags and purses, but have not attempted handles yet. This would be exciting.

LindaW said...

I have found so many great blog thought these giveaways. Please include me. Thanks.

Christina said...

What a generous giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

Christina
cmatthies@hotmail.com

Amy said...

wow what a great giveaway! thanks for the opportunity!

Katie said...

This is great, I LOVE the pictures in all their blurriness. It adds a little mystery.

Megs said...

Pretty, pretty! Would love to try my hand at a purse . . . and those handles are lovely!

Louisa said...

Oh, oh, oh, cute little purses. Thanks for the links.

Holly D said...

19 people for the weekend! whoa and I thought 19 people at our BBQ was crazy. Great fabric

dubosehouse at gmail dot com

Silva said...

Lots of wonderful stuff!
josilva3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rhonda said...

What a great giveaway. I love to make totes and making a purse would be great.
I love the little clutch, too.
Thank you for this chance to win.

Jessica said...

I love the prints of these...blurry pic and all! Thanks for entering me.

debbiekl said...

Very nice items! Love the bamboo. Thanks!

The Shumate Family said...

how fun!!! I'd love to win your goodies!

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway!

I am 8. Check out my giveaway too. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

My mom also has a giveway at www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Lovely purse, and a lovely kit idea. Thanks!

Martha said...

I love the Buttercup bag pattern and would totally make it if I won.

Genevieve P said...

How cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
parknj at verizon dot net

Robin in New Jersey said...

Very nice! Count me in!

RJBmom7@aol.com

nanann said...

blurry pictures and all, your giveaway looks great! Thanks for doing it!

Fish in Training said...

Super cute!

3 o'clock walk said...

I've been wanting to make a bag and this is the best since it has everything I need already!

Y said...

I'm a beginner sewer so a purse doesn't sound too hard. Cool, thx!

RachelJ said...

Great fabrics *and* a bag! Wow.
mom0ja@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

very cute. thanks for the chance to win
maisiesmom at gmail

Allison said...

The fabrics you picked are beautiful! Thanks for the chance.

Bonnita said...

Great giveaway goodies!

JBear said...

I actually think the blur adds a nice touch to the photos. :D Lovely giveaway!

tisme said...

I need to give making bags a try, so maybe this is my chance.
I would love to own the dark colored bag too.
Tammy

Jess said...

great give-away and like you i prefer lower case and mispellings..they make life fun!

Renee said...

Cute giveaway!

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

Love the fabrics!

Susan W said...

Beautiful fabrics - I would love to win this giveaway, thank you so much for the opportunity!

suserat at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Love those fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

fawnda said...

Thanks for hostin! I still want to win even with blurry pics and some site unseens! it makes it more fun! : )

desiree said...

I checked out the mel and me bag. - LOVE IT! Even if I don't win I think I am gonna get some fabric and make that - its so cute. Thanks for the link!

aaron.dez(at)gmail(dot)com

Gretchen R said...

Too cute! You have very good taste!

Mandi said...

I'm daring! Thanks for the chance to enter!
-Mandi
http://lalestyle.wordpress.com

Cassie said...

Awesome fabric! Would love to make a bag out of this!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cassie
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina said...

Thank you for a chance at winning your giveaway.

The Fair Weather Optimist said...

What a great giveaway! I kinda dug the blurry photos... ;D
xoxoxo Jaime

junglewife said...

I'd love to win this! Wonderful giveaway!!!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Fun! Love that wonderland clutch too :)

Kristin said...

oh yes, it snuck up on me also, and I don't have the 19 people excuse! Lovely giveway...I have one going on too, if you want to check it out

throuthehaze said...

Great giveaway!

Melody said...

Thanks for this giveaway, I'd love to win these! :)

Diane said...

What a fun giveaway! Do include me.

Annalee said...

Cute! Count me in.

Tonya said...

I love the combo of made by you and made by the winner. Despite the blur your giveaway looks great!

shelia said...

:) thanks for the opportunity!

charlotte said...

i have been wanting to make a purse for awhile... what a wonderful giveaway!

Michelle said...

Great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Angie said...

Cool giveaway...

The Mangerchine's said...

I love that buttercup bag pattern, and your clutches!!!!

faith said...

I am in the middle of making purses for my bridesmaids. That fabric would be so cute and I could keep the clutch for myself. :) heh.

fharr@umd.edu

Sheila said...

Great stuff! Gotta love the rain. :)

dds07 said...

awesome give away! pick me!

grendelskin said...

I think those fabrics would be wonderful for the Buttercup Bag! Count me in please.

Heather said...

i love the middle clutch, but honestly they are all great! I would love to win!

heathervanhoof[at]yahoo[dot]com

Ali said...

Holy cow, what a pot of stuff to giveaway! I love the bamboo handles and fabrics.

Katherine said...

Thanks for offering this!

Candice said...

The clutches are beautiful! Thank you for this opportunity!

Christine said...

Oh I love to make bags - what fun!! I hope I win!!

Misty.Creek said...

I'd rather you make the purse for me, but I guess I'll take the supplies instead if I have to. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

QuiltyGoodness said...

Wonderful giveaway.

Melissa said...

I love love love that clutch! The fabric is great too-I am totally into quilting right now and it requires quite a bit!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Ooooh what a sweet give away. I would love to win.

mcgillenator said...

I love purses, great giveaway!

Leaha said...

This is awesome ~ I haven't tried the bamboo handles yet! Thank you for the giveaway!

The Titmi said...

how fun!! I like your site- Great giveaway!
kelly titmus at hotmail dot com

sb said...

Oh goodness, I'm drooling. What a great giveaway!

Sally said...

this is a great giveaway! It would be awesome to win!

Whimsical Creations said...

fabulous goodies!!


Thanks for the chance to win!
=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Lauranie said...

awesome. so loving the giveaways! Thanks for visiting my blog! I've been so busy responding and thanking my commenters that I haven't had a chance to enter any unless a commenter is also offering a giveaway!! but I am enjoying myself meeting new bloggers my list is getting FULL!! just added you so I'll be back! Good Luck with your giveaway!

Courtney said...

the fabrics are lovely and the clutches are so cute! I've been meaning to try the buttercup bag for ages, or any purse/bag really.

Richelle said...

How fun!

Shoeby said...

blurry or not those fabrics are great! I can't wait to make a new purse! and it will come with a wallet :) YAY!

bylulu@live.com

Christina said...

what lovely fabrics! thank you for offering such a great giveaway!
christinaleigh1@gmail.com

Paul Thompson said...

I think I'm going to win!
pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina said...

My middle name is Marie too ;-)
What a great giveaway you've put together!

indywriter said...

What lovely fabrics! Thanks for your generosity.

Dan and Karen said...

I am so excited to enter your giveaway. I would be even more excited to win! These are awesome. And thank you for sharing the free pattern info. I have been wanting to make a bag!

koala brains said...

Your giveaway is a great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and yes, I did try it. Not even close.

Stacy said...

Awesome giveaway!

Bettina Groh said...

Great giveaway... please add me to it!

Aim said...

I would love this!

Thanks for the giveaway, if I am the lucky winner, you can contact me through my website www.radseams.com.

SophStan said...

Oh I wanna win that clutch is to cute even with the picture from the kids camera you can see just how cute it is lol
Sophie

julie said...

Lovely fabrics! Thanks!

www.kundhi.com

Super Fun Mama said...

WONDERFUL. I'd love to win so much!

Allie said...

I like the blurry pictures, it adds to the suspense! ;D

ktquilts said...

Wow!!!

pinecone304 said...

Hope it stops raining. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Wendy said...

Adorable fabrics and I love the clutch. Please include me as a woman can never make too many handbags :)

DangAndBlast! said...

I love kits! I want the purse :) And I like your blog. Good to find new people!

Steph said...

lovely fabric!!! i'm impressed you got that good of quality with a kid's camera!!

affectioknit said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

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