Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Anyone Up for a Giveaway? NOW CLOSED

Hello friends and welcome back. 
If you are new to my blog...well you picked a great day to pop in.
I feel like doing a
 Giveaway!
Ok...so a few months ago, I used a few of my gorgeous home decor remnant fabric pieces to create a few fun summer totes.
For the linings, I used vintage pillowcases from my local thrift shop finds.
I hope you will think them worthy of a Giveaway prize.


This is the first one....OH, did I forget to tell you, I'm not just giving away one tote. Two lucky winners will walk away with a new Empty Nest Original (that sounds so pompous...but cool).

Oh..and did I also neglect to tell you that these totes will be packed with beautiful, fun and colorful 
Fabric!
All kinds of cottons, home decor and more.

The first tote is fashioned form  a design house home decor floral/stripe fabric.
Beige strips on one side and pale green on the other.
Yup...my name is one the outside of your tote. 
You can no longer deny knowing me
;->

This tote is lined with a pretty light lavender floral vintage pillowcase
So sweet

I love the muted watercolor floral
Just imagine filling my (your) tote with summer market veggies, books from the library or flea market treasures. Perfect as cool beach bag also.

The second tote features a remnant piece of Susan Sargent fabric.
I love the colors and design of this fabric.
Both totes are fabulous and functional 17 inches x 15 inches with a 3 inch gusset.

My name will haunt you forever...not to be removed unless by court order
;->

Summery lemon yellow and lime green vintage pillowcase lining on this beauty.
Even the striped handles are constructed from remnant home decor fabric, very sturdy.
My(your) totes are soft and easily folded up to be tucked in a suitcase or a handbag while traveling.
Let's face it...with gasoline being close to $5.00 a gallon, you will appreciate a Free tote while on the road!

A small sample of my excess fabric!
As an added Bonus, I will be filling each tote with lot's of fabric from my overloaded stash.
My Giveaway will be open to ALL my followers. So if you are an international blogger, please do enter.
*THE RULES*
There are none!!!
I hate Giveaway rules like I hate those grocery store loyalty cards.
My thoughts on those:
"I'm shopping in your darn store...just give me the stupid sale price already!!!!"
Ok..back to my sweet persona
So are you feeling lucky?
If you have some spare time (I know...what's that?) 
A tweet and a blog mention is always nice, but NOT a requirement.
My Giveaway will close on June 5th, Sunday.
I know these are busy times for many, so I am giving you two full weekends to enter.
GOOD LUCK!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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UPDATE
This Giveaway is officially Closed!
Good Luck everyone and Thank You.
The Two lucky Winners will be announced Monday morning








Savvy Southern Style
The Shabby Nest

116 comments:

gill said...

Janet What beautiful totes!
I'd love to win one!

Suzluvsflowers said...

I love your tote bags!! Keeping my fingers crossed...

Sandy said...

This is the 3rd time I've tried to do this. Somedays I guess blogland just doesn't work well. I love your beautiful totes, would absolutely love to win one. Have a great day. Sandy

Rayna said...

Me me me pick me! I LOVE the bold print on that second one! And my fiance won't mind if I get more fabric......right? :D

~Rayna

Leslie said...

Hi Janet. I love that you aren't requiring alot of hoops to jump through to enter your giveaway. And what a giveaway - these handmade totes are lovely! I'd be honored to have either, proudly touting your name on the front. Going to tweet it now. :-) Thanks & have a lovely day!

Chris said...

Oh....how refreshing not to have to follow a list of rules :-). And I LOVE your bags. Yup, I'm a follower.

PonderandStitch said...

Oh, yay!!! What an awesome giveaway! Plus, it's so funny you mention the grocery store loyalty cards because I was JUST telling someone yesterday that those are so ridiculous for a number of reasons.. anyway, thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Amy :)

Marie said...

Blogger is 'messing up' AGAIN!

Janet - I love the fact that you put your name on the outside for the whole world to see.

Lisa Ann said...

I'm a new follower! I just found your blog from All Things Heart and Home. I love the bags and I think using the remnants and pillowcases makes them extra special, love that!

Ally said...

I'm new to your blog ... LOVE the totes!

Anonymous said...

darling darling darling...would LOVE to win one of your beautiful totes! And an extra stash of fabric - whoohoo - oh I have ideas & just need some pretty scraps for it!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

Sandy Blaxland said...

Bee-u-tea-ful bags! My fingers are crossed as well.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

They are gorgeous!!

by order of the court ~snorts~

I would so love to have one. I am thinking about getting a scooter and I can see me running around town with that tote!

Wipso said...

I'd love to win one of your fab totes and would very proudly show it off [label and all] :-)
A x

Carol D. said...

The totes are fabulous! I am trying to follow you but can't find where to do so. I will keep trying. Found you on Mr. Goodwill Hunting comments.

http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

These are SO beautiful! :)

missing moments said...

Janet, what a beautiful tote bag ... so colorful and wonderfully constructed!

Jessica said...

ohhh dear! i hafta haveee! i need fabric like whoa, and those bags are so stinkin cute! pleeeease let me have one. : )

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! It would be an honor to use one of your totes!

Mary

marylnail@bellsouth.net

Sorry, I can't figure out how to post my name. Anonymous is all I know how to do!

Amy W. said...

Oh my...Love Your Label!! Move over Ralph Lauren!!! (you did know..that he started his empire by making ties?)...Anyways, your way with designs and colors are truly a hit! I would be so honored if I won to be tote-ing your tote around town all summer long!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

HI Janet, Love the bags (the second one is my favorite:>)and i hate the give aways where you have to jump through hoops too. I usually just pass rather than follow, tweet, visit the website and choose my favorite....who has time for all that? Thanks for an easy entry. Now I hope I win!

jenna said...

I would so love to win a tote! just think how jealous my friends would be when they see me walking around with one! and i might even be sweet enough to give them the 2nd! and if you filled it with fabric i would think that i died and went to heaven!!!! and i would make pretty things for my house or my girls and i would send you pictures for you to look at and see how the fabric ended up!

Lisa said...

Oh..to win something...something nice..without dirt..or paint on it... LOL! as with your slip covers...your totes are exceptional!

Anonymous said...

Janet...I love your cute creative totes! Thanks for the chance to win one. I have followed your blog for awhile.

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Hello Janet,
I am lovin those totes.
I think every girl needs a new tote for summer!

I would be thrilled to own one of your creations!

Smiles,
Dolly

Aprons and More said...

What can I say...they are gorgeous!! Are you sure you want to give them away?! I would love one...and some of your stash!! What a great way to get your name out there!

Katy :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great giveaway even though I don't sew. Wish I did, but I don't. Thanks for joining WUW.

melinda said...

Wowie!!! A free cute tote and fabric? I would love to win one of these beauties! Thanks for the chance. :)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hello! I saw your link on SSS and of course, clicked on it. Your totes are incredible and I hope I win one. I am so with you about the grocery store cards. Just reduce all the prices! Anyway, I'm following now. I'm going to spend some more time on your blog because it looks so interesting.

~The Bargain Babe said...

I'd love to be entered to win! Thanks for a chance. :)

I like your humor too, "not to be removed except by court order." lol!

zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

MamaMonki said...

Gorgeous!! All those colors make me happy.

Diane in TX said...

Yea! They are great tote bags....I wanna win! Thanks for offering a chance.

Kristens Creations said...

These are soooo cute!! Please enter me in! Kristen

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your totes,
I love, love, love the fabric,
and most of all
I'd love, love, love to win them.

Hannah McConnell said...

Oooo Oooo Oooo pick me, pick me!!!
I LOVE your fabrics you're using for your totes! Love, love, love!
I'm your newest follower from www.daughterbydesign.blogspot.com

Pick me please!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Janet -
Your fabric totes are soooo beautiful. Fabric is my passion. Did I mention I love fabric?
Janet Boucher

Annette said...

Fabulous giveaway Janet!!! The totes are beautiful but adding the fabric make them irresistible! Thank you for such a generous offer! :)

A Basket Case said...

I'm fairly new to blog land and I love your creativity! I'm sure my husband thinks I need more fabric and crafts...go figure! And I would be honored to tote your bag around town! You know, fabric store, thrift store, craft store, oh yeah grocery store too.

a.b. said...

Those totes are really cute. But I'm especially excited about what's inside the totes. I love playing with remnant fabrics and seeing what I can come up with.

Saphira said...

Hello this email is flying straight from Germany to you :)
5.June ist my 41.Birthday...so I think I should try my luck... :)
this is are wonderful bags with great colours
and since 1 month I have sewing maschnine *sohappy*
So thanks for this chance

jojo said...

gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. You are one talented lady and I would be honored to carry one of your totes with your name on it for all to see! Thanks for the sweet giveaway and please consider me entered...I'm a follower! take care sweet one..

Tealovinglady said...

What nice bags! I would love to win the 2nd one or the 1st one. I love fabric so that makes the giveaway even nicer!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Dobby said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely..... I think the fabrics are just perfect for the summertime and I would love to win one. Thanks for a good blog.

Liz Nelson said...

Love the tote! And I can thin of 100's of uses!

JeanineQ. said...

These are lovely and I'd love to win one!

Anonymous said...

just new to your blog, really enjoying it
thank you
:)

and what beautiful totes :)

Biba said...

Oooh, I'm in love with the Susan Sargent one! Sooo pretty! Count me in, please!

Biba said...

I've just blogged about it as well, so excited!

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your totes! Especially the colors of the second one! I hope I win! =)

Jasey @ Jasey's Crazy Daisy said...

I would love to win! I love the bright one with the funky flowers the most!

Anonymous said...

Let's try again, the first post went away without posting. I love your totes and would absolutely never remove your name!
carriemak@aol.com

Emilee said...

I'm your newest follower. Love the cute bag!

emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

Martha said...

Love the first tote. Wouldn't mind getting that baby!

Maria Magdalena Szmatuła said...

I am amazed:-) I find you thanks to Biba, who blogged about you! Thank you Biba :-)
And thank you Janet for great work and for chance to win one of you beautiful bags (I love the Susan Sargent).
Hugs from Slovenija!

bensedin art said...

Keeping my fingers crossed...

Anonymous said...

Hi Janet
Is it too greedy to enter a giveaway at my very first visit ?
Love ur creativity..
Beautiful totes and fabrics
neenumariam@gmail.com

Constance said...

I am a new follower and love your totes!

Stari said...

I think the second tote might have my name on it! :)

Shaunie
wickedstari@yahoo.com

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh love the fabric choice!!! Always love to use totes at the store - very eco-chic :). I'm sure this one would catch a few eyes.

free indeed said...

You, my girl, are toooo funny!!! I would NEVER deny knowing you and I feel your pain about loyalty cards!!! Thanks for the chuckles! I just adore that watercolor floral tote! It is so me..hope that is the one I win. Filled to the brim with your luscious stash is so a bonus! A prize after my own heart.

Tonya said...

These totes are super-cute!
tssimpson55(at)hotmail(dot)com

Meghan Walker said...

I love your bags! The fabrics are so original & fun! I gave you a shout out on my blog as well. Would love to win one of your adorable bags for my trip to Mexico this summer! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh these totes are not only beautiful (love the summer yellow.....)...but so handy....we are headed to the beach this summer and one of these totes would be perfect for taking sunscreen, storing found treasures (shells) and magazines and books for reading.......my fingers and toes are crossed!!!!
Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage
AndeM1@hotmail.com

marie said...

What beautiful bags! I would love either one.
I love that you don't have rules (smile).
Thank you!
Marie
Read4fun@yahoo.com

tammylovesdishes said...

Oh my yes, please enter me in your fabulous giveaway! I love both of these totes and I especially love how you have creatively lined them with vintage pillow cases! Brilliant!
Tammy

Anonymous said...

Hi Janet...love the totes, especially the second one. It reminds me of VERA designs, which I adore. I enjoy your blog and am happy to tell you that you got me sewing again. Your great projects have inspired me and I would put that fabric to good use. You are THE sewing goddess! Thanks for the chance to win!! Maureen (mb99999@yahoo.com)

Jill said...

OH those bags are simply gorgeous!! How could I not enter! Especially after your fabulous descriptions of them!

Just letting you know too, I featured your sweater refashion on my post today. Thanks so much for linking it up to my clothes upcycling projects! I have almost 100 links now! Just brilliant!

Hope you have a lovely day!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Little Blue Mouse said...

To win one of your gorgeous totes would be fantastic, but for it to filled with fabric as well?! Superb!

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

oh.. think would tickle me pink!

Maddie

Hines-Sight said...

Your totes are beautiful. Please enter me in your give-away. Leigh

Betsy said...

Yes please, pick me.

Mar said...

Just a note as I'm off to bed...Melyssa would love to win one of the totes along with the fabric..we got her a sewing machine for christmas and she is experimenting with little things...The tote is perfect for her crocheting too !!! What a crafty little girl....Love to you and the Fed Agent Man. LOL

Michelle said...

Those look yummy! I especially adore the 2nd one. Thanks for the chance!

Maison Conti said...

Wow, Janet, you've been busy while I was away in Paris this week. I found three posts from you upon my return and this last one is stunning. What an incredibly generous giveaway...there are already a huge number of participants...but of course who could resist this one? I'm throwing my hat in the ring too...your creations are just unbeatable.

Anonymous said...

Simply georgous! Thanks!

BumbleVee said...

Look at that willya? 74 people here already versus the usual 17 ...hummpfff...... must mean free stuff.
Well, usually I don't even bother... but, somebody has to win and I suppose there is a tiny chance it could be me...so, this time I am entering my name too...seeing as your bags are so lovely....

doroffee said...

I hope this giveaway is international, because I'd love one of those totes... especially the first one :).

badorka@vipmail.hu

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful...please enter me in your give away. I would so love to carry your tote around. I'm MiMa (the grandmother) from Hines-Sight Blog.

Margy said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love them all. YOU ROCK

Kelly Massman said...

They are beautiful! thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE the first tote bag. I'm hoping I win it. And who doesn't want to add to their fabric stash! I sure do.
Sharon

slbolderson@hotmail.com

shaunb said...

Hey! Those look perfect to tote all of my marking around in! I teach high school English and usually have a small stack of essays each weekend. This would make it so much cuter.....

Kathy said...

Your handmade totes are beautiful and what a nice touch to line them with vintage pillowcases. How refreshing not to have a list of rules to enter your giveaway! Thank You!!

Alison @ Tweed Delights said...

What a fab Giveaway Janet - you are most generous as always!! I love the totes and having your name on the outside is a great idea.

Have a fun Giveaway :D
Alison (Tweed Delights) ;-)

P.S. My blogger account is doing funny things today - apologies!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would be SO thrilled to win! I LOVE pretty bags...they are my passion! Thanks and Happy summer! ♥

From Scratch said...

I'd love one of these totes. It'd be a great way of toting some of my crochet projects.

babiesdoc said...

The totes look great.
and I love the pix of your stash -- I like it when someone has more fabric than me!

fisiwoman said...

Beautiful, very very beautiful!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

Amy said...

Love your totes!! They are beautiful fabrics and I would love to win one!

cheryl said...

can i get a yes.....amen
beautiful

bsyb said...

I love your giveaway rules! They rock. I just finished a quilt top and used most of my scrap heap up. I would love to start a new project and could always use more fabric!! Great giveaway.

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

Pomona said...

It's a lovely giveaway and thank you for letting us readers over the water join in! Just started following you - it's always nice to discover a new stitchy blog.

Pomona x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful totes and fabric...and love your rules!
magdalenag62@gmail.com

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your totes are so darn cute!! Nothing says summer like a fun tote! Please enter me, I'm your newest follower too ♥♥
*hugs*deb

TheBeasKnees said...

Hi Janet!
So glad I had a chance to sit down and catch up with some blog reading! I love these bags, especially the second one! I post this to my blog fro you and definitely Tweet and share on my FB Fan page. :^)

Ashlee said...

sooo pretty. pick me, pick me:)

ashleeriley@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

I love your totes - they are so cute!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Ann said...

I just saw The Bees Knees tweet (she's a pal 'o mine!) and came over to see... the tote bags are SO pretty! I'm now a brand new follower and look forward to reading your posts.

The Fam said...

It's been a while since I've been to your blog. I'm back! Thank you for your generosity!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Mary S said...

The colors are beautiful! I just discovered your blog today, by way of SmitoniusandSonata, who I discovered through Jane Brocket, who I know from MasonDixonKnitting.

Mary

L.C. said...

I love the totes! They both are wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow over a hundred entries. I can certainly see why your totes are to die for. They are beautiful.
So count me in too and I am on my way to list it on my site. Wish I had found it earlier but better late than never
Love
Maggie

Tammy Gayheart said...

Wonderful give-a-way. I would love to win either one!

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

I'm a follower!
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

Leslie said...

I have re-read your post to see what fabric you used to make the main part of the chair...am I missing it??? Was it another drop cloth or did you use white cotton duck? Do tell, or tell again, if I've managed to miss it somehow. Thanks <3

Anonymous said...

Trying again to post a comment! Fingers crossed... I would love to win one of these bags! They are so gorgeous!
Dessy
dessmarie{@}hotmail{.}com

Tammy G. said...

I would love to win either of the bags! They are both great.

My email is wtheart@tds.net

Anonymous said...

Very nice totes. I'd love one - And keep up the beautiful work. I love your blog and use it for inspiration. flwolff@tampabay.rr.com

Linda said...

I'm your newest follower! Love the tote bags and would love to win one! Thanks! Linda

Laurie said...

I love the totes, you are so creative :) laurie

llsbaskets at comcast dot net

Insanitykim said...

Tote-ally awesome! Would love to win! Thanks for a great giveaway!

w said...

yay! i can't wait to win!

and i will carry the tote proudly. and be like. i know janet. we go way back. in fact, my nickname for her is janet. that's right! that's how tight we are!

gimme.

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

Okay so lets see possibly I'll be lucky and be a winner :-)

QuackedPlush said...

So pretty! I'd love to win one. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Reader's said...

Beautiful! I'd love to wear your name :)

Sue said...

One of the best things about giveaways is finding awesome blogs like this. You really struck me with the vintage totes. One word ... adorable! Let's make it two ... beautiful! Following now and looking forward to your updates!