Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Come On Spring! Giveaway

As much as I love winter I always look forward to spring. So many fresh new colors to look forward to, in nature and in the fabric shops. I always get a bit more motivated because I'm not chilly and feeling like curling up under an afghan with a book and some tea. I'd be willing to bet that a lot of you feel the same way (probably minus the "I love winter" part). Seeing as you guys pushed me over 100 followers (thank you!!!) and that I'm almost at 200 posts, I decided to do a giveaway, a sort of "Come On Spring!" type of thing. Interested?

One of the first bags I made (and a great first bag for anyone to make) is the "Basket Bag" from u-handbag. Lisa takes a very basic bag pattern and kicks it up a few notches with fancy metal bits and wooden handles. It's a bag that makes you feel like skipping and kissing puppies and giving flowers to friendly old men sitting on park benches. Plus she gives the pattern for free. I am going somewhere with this, by the way. I didn't just start rambling for naught.

SO....I thought I would give away all the fixins' and a few extras for one of these bags. Take a look-see:


You'll get the fabrics for the outside, a lining fabric, a rigid bag bottom, a magnetic snap, some purse feet, some delightful bag handles, and a few extra trims. The fabrics for the exterior bag is the uber fun part--it's one of these:


Mmm-hmmm. A Moda charm pack (fabrics by Mary Engelbreit). And it is perfect for a springtime skipping sort of bag. Take a look at the colors and the range of patterns:

Like yum, right?!

I sincerely think half the fun will be figuring out the fabric placement (you might have to do some cutting to get the size just right). If you don't want to use these for a patchworky bag but prefer to make something quilty you'll need about a half yard of fabric for the bag exterior. And I didn't take a pic because it's interfacing (yawn), but there'll be some of that too. You just need sewing stuff to make the bag.

So.....want it? All you have to do is go to the following seven blogs, follow them, make them your favorite on Facebook, tell me three things you like from each of their sites, and then repost this on your blog. Then come back and follow me. HAHA--I'm super kidding!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. You don't even have to be a follower (unless you wanna). I just need to be able to contact the winner, so either leave me an email address or make sure your profile has one listed. Open to everyone, everywhere--except people from Montreal. They know what they did. Kidding! Haha--I'm on a serious conversation heart sugar high right now. I'm going to leave this open until 11:59 EST on Friday February 25th. I'll pick the winner and announce the next dayish.

Good luck!

43 comments:

  1. awesome! thanks for a chance at a neat giveaway. Not sure that my email is on my blog, or that I want it to be out there for all the world to see...but if I happen to win, you can comment on a post and I'll see it and get back to you.

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  2. Thank you so much for doing such a lovely giveaway! I am with you I have had enough of winter! Please enter me in the fun!
    xoxo

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  3. I love the fabrics for the exterior, especially the blue ones- naturally, because that's my favorite color!!

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  4. What a lovely way to cheer us all on into springtime. Count me in please. xxx

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  5. Lovely giveaway. Really love those fabrics. x

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  6. Wow that is an amazing giveaway! I totally know what you mean about loving winter but still wanting spring to arrive - this would be a perfect project for getting in the spring mood.

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  7. what beautiful fabrics for the outside (although i'm sure my little girl would try and claim they are hers and mummy needs to make every colour trousers for her! i realy need a littler bag too (mine for work is massive, and need a smaller one for popping out at lunch time!) finger crossed. x

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  8. Ohh I want a chance for that goodie bag!!!

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  9. I'm with you on the roll on Spring - it's just grey and dreary here in the UK! so a basket of flowers could be just what I need! oh and if you could send a bit of blue sky and some sunshine that would be just perfect!

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  10. Bethany, I heart you! What a great giveaway. Congrats >100 followers. I know the feeling. And pick me, pick me. Plus, tell me what spring feels like.

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  11. Love the fabric. Consider me entered!!!!

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  12. I Love Love Love these fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Stef
    love4literacy@netscape.net

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  13. I'd love to win it.
    Tana
    chillbabie at hotmail dot com

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  14. What a fun giveaway! I need spring to be here too!

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  15. Oh fab giveaway, please add me in I must make more bags, I seem to have forgotten my poor old sewing machine recently.
    Kandi x

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  16. I'm a new follower and would love for you to check me out at http://mommydoes.blogspot.com!
    Great prize and I was a little worried when I read the go to the following blogs.... whew! Thank gosh!

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  17. I'm a follower! Thanks for a fun Give away! Cute, Cute, Cute!

    Thanks for visiting and entering the giveaway at Sew A little Happiness!

    You are a dear friend!
    love, Brenda

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  18. What a great giveaway. I am so wanting SPRING to be here.
    I am the other sister in "Sew A Little Happiness"!!
    I also want to thank you for entering our giveaway.
    Annie Moore Creations

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  19. Love the fabric choices for your giveaway...oh, please, please, count me in :)

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. We haven't had much of a winter here in MT so it will probably come in May again this year.

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  21. Ooh, what a lovely giveaway. I'd love to win! :D And I'm going to follow, so kind of you!

    janey-poo(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  22. Just because you didn't ask for a million steps to enter I am now a devoted follower! Jk your blog is awesome!

    shellyhectic@yahoo.com

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  23. Great blog! Definitely count me in for your giveaway ... :0)

    Shirl x

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  24. love your blog..

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  25. What a nice lady you are!!! And hilarious!! LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    hugsrfun@gmail.com

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  26. I want in on this, too!
    I have missed your funny posts, yes I have.

    (handmadewhimsy@gmail.com)

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  27. Love the bright fabric colors. Perfect to get me sewing this spring.

    *I am a GFC follower too! love your blog.

    bsyb100at gmail dot com

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  28. Love. Moda. Charm. Packs. Just found your blog from Sugar Bee. Thanks!
    cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

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  29. Love those fabrics! What a wonderful idea for a giveaway, so fun! Thanks for the chance!
    rdoran1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Lovely giveaway!
    My blog has my email on :)

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  31. donnellyjamie@gmail.com

    I love your blog and I'm not just saying that to win. ;)

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  32. Thank you for such a great giveaway. I have read some of your posts and really like your blog. And like PaChomp said, I am not saying that just to win. As for the giveaway what pretty fabric. I would just love to win.
    I can be contacted at baldy174@hotmail.com
    Lois

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  33. Bethany what an awesome giveaway. I have been wanting to make a bag and I have been unable to decide on which pattern. I would be totally cool with you deciding for me! I love the spring colors. In northern NY, that is a sight for sore eyes!

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  34. Hi! hopped over from Someday Crafts and now I'm a new follower. :)

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  35. That would be so fun to make! I've had the same bag all winter and I'm ready for a change!
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  36. What a fun giveaway!
    -Paty
    angel.baby.paty@gmail.com

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  37. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway. Ha ha about Montreal.
    cheryl_mcewen1(at)hotmail.com

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  39. I wish I could follow... your blog looks great! But I don't have google friend connect.. you should use yahoo rss feed :)

    My e-mail address is chitchatqueen2005@hotmail.com

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