Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Giveaway Time!!!


Hello friends, I have been wanting to do another giveaway, but have just not gotten around to setting it all up. I also couldn't decide what I wanted the prize to be. After consulting with some dear friends (thanks Kelly Ann), I decided on one of my lovely East Hampton Market Totes.  Here she is!

I wanted to offer something everyone could use, whether you knit, paint, sew, needlefelt or just like to shop! This great tote will work for you. She is extra roomy and very practical. This pattern is one of the best I have worked with (Tanya Whelan I believe). My tote is roomy and comfortable to hang on your shoulder. It sits just right against your body and I have used the softest quilt batting as interfacing, which makes it even softer. You can easily fold her up to pack in a suitcase when you travel.
The fabric is a gorgeous peach and pink floral by Heather Bailey.

 Since I love to mix things up, I lined this tote with some of my beautiful designer remnants. The lining is fashioned from a classic French toile, a pretty botanical and a pocket of cool yellow and red toile. This tote is anything but boring! The colorful strap is another great Moda cotton fabric and to keep it soft on your shoulder, I added more quilt batting.

              
You can take this tote to the market, the beach or maybe quilting class. It will become your 'go to' bag of choice.  Be sure to check out the dimensions to see how very large it is.
The East Hampton Tote measures 20 inches wide x 19 inches tall ...not including straps
Machine washable in cold water and hang to dry...a quick press would be nice also ;-)

Ok...here's how you can own this beauty....
I don't believe in making you jump through hoops to enter so I will try and keep it simple...
  1. Must be a follower to enter  ( thanks not hard, right? )
  2. Please leave a comment on this post ( you were going to do that anyway, right? )
  3. Be so kind as to take a peek at my Etsy shop ( who doesn't like to window shop? )

That's it! My Giveaway will be up and running for two weeks, so until February 5th at 9pm EST. I will use that random number picker thing to decide on a winner. This Giveaway is open to all my blog friends, domestic AND international.  Shipping is included! Good luck to all of you and feel free to pass along all this info to your Facebook, Blog and Twitter friends!



  


30 comments:

Leslie Doughty said...

Hi Janet. This bag is lovely, as are many of your creations on your etsy shop. I love the mix of fabrics you've chosen. Do you mostly focus on upcycling or a blend of upcycled/new? I retweeted your giveaway on twitter just now. Anyway love this bag, hope I win! :-)

janet said...

Leslie,
Lot's of upcycling happening in my studio, however I love new fabrics also. Good luck!

Diane said...

I have been a good girl and followed your instructions to the letter...and truly it is a beautiful tote!

sillymadeleine said...

Lovely creation! And lovely blog too! :)

quiltcat said...

Hi Janet. Gorgeous bag...and i'd love to win it!

Flight Fancy said...

How lovely! Beautiful mix of fabrics:) I'm already a follower, but I admit this is the first time I peeked at your shop. Such fun work. My daughter is completely enchanted with your cat items. I hearted you!
Thanks

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Good Morning...I love that bag..just my style..I am also now a follower of your cute blog...Thanks for the giveaway...

Kelly Ann said...

I'm not entering the contest just wanted to say...JANET MAKES THE BEST BAGS......EVER!!! and no she didn't pay me to type this...wink!

Laura said...

Oh my, that is indeed a gorgeous tote! Makes me wish I could sew... oh dear.

I'd also like to say the apron I received from you got many comments in my painting class yesterday. Maybe one of them will visit your shop sometime? I'm so thankful for such a lovely apron.

I hope I can be entered! Thanks so much for the opportunity. Love your shop and art, as always.

The Fam said...

I'd love a new bag, (who wouldn't?!). Thanks so much for your generosity, Heather Bailey is hard to give up!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

free indeed said...

Those are such lovely fabrics for a lovely bag. I tend to hoard my prettiest fabrics and hate cutting them up, but what is the point of that???? I really need therapy I think LOL.

Biba said...

Well, I'm really glad I follow your blog because I always feel connected to you in a way - I guess we share a lot of interests! Your give-away bag is simply gorgeous, I would carry it with great pride!

~mel said...

Very pretty! and you share!!! I'd be thrilled to win this bag ~ but just as thrilled to learn how to make it?? You're a very generous lady :)

Jenna Z said...

Ooh, that bag is lovely! I love the upcycled items in your chop, especially the cashmere fingerless gloves! So chic!

Aprons and More said...

Love it...so pretty! Makes me wish for spring! It's around the corner, right?! Thanks for having this beautiful giveaway! Of course, I would love to win!

Katy :)

k said...

This is a very unique bag - I really do love it! I just added you to my "follow" list. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

Tweed Delights said...

Fantastic giveaway Janet! I'm off to have a peek in your shop right now :) Love the selection of fabrics BTW!

The Little Fox said...

Oooh I love totes! My, I sure hope I win this *fingers crossed*
xoxo

PaperTiger said...

From rainy Boston, that tote is gorgeous, but not for me but for my wife.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

The bag is lovely and would make a knitting bag for my projects. YOur shop is full of great stuff!

Audrey said...

I'm following your blog now :) Don't usually follow blogs to enter give aways, but I happen to have a bag like this one and use it all the time!!
Guess it wouldn't really be fair if I won another one would it?

audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

Patricia said...

Hi! You have a lovely blog here! I´m glad to have found you! This is a fantastic tote and I love Heather Bailey´s fabric so it´s like two prizes in one!
Thanks!!!

EVA S said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Such an attractive tote.

You also have some lovely knits in your shop but my favourite was Morning in New England. Wow!

Annette said...

I would love to win that gorgeous tote!! I already follow you and you have a wonderful Etsy shop! Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

somanymemories@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love all your special makings. You make such one of a kind recycled pretties. :)
steftarver@yahoo.com

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh It's lovely.......Annette we'll have to fight over this one if one of us wins ! Thanks for the tip !!!

Jen said...

What an adorable bag! Oh the things I could stuff in that baby! My large purse is already oversflowing with toys and treats...I think I need a bag to tote all my "kid-extras"! And you're scarves and aprons are so cute! Nice!

jennifer(dot)christman(at)yahoo(dot)com

kakihara said...

I love your aprons--just lovely.
I'm a follower.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Retsbar2Go said...

Adorable Bag!

am also following you!( and will peek in often to see what you are doing next!)
I use to be crafty, but just not enough hours in the day anymore!

Miranda said...

I follow and I Love your shop. I bookmarked