19 March 2012

It's a giveaway!!!

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I am soooooo super excited about this giveaway! I've been dying to get it started! Butterflies in my tummy...

You can win one of these beautiful bags!

I'm giving them ALL away!!!
(To be in the draw you just have to "like" my Facebook page. Details are below.)

Aren't these bags just totally fab?!

I have LOVED making them...


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I based them on one of Amy Butler's wonderful patterns, Uptown Handbag, from Madison Bags. 
Amy has got some great patterns. They are well worth a go. 
Beautiful designs - and you can buy her groovy fabric too! I used some of her fabric for the lining of the green bag.


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Here's a bit of guff about each:


RED VELVET
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Red Velvet has a luscious cotton velvet exterior and a green & cream geometric cotton print lining. The interfacing and the velvet means that it stands in shape beautifully. The oversized button is all the way from New Zealand. It's Kauri, a golden-coloured native New Zealand wood. Very beautiful. The funky cotton panel on the outside was the border on the lining fabric, so matches it perfectly, and I've top stitched it with the tiniest of stitches. 


GREEN BOUCLE
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The exterior fabric of Green Boucle is a cotton/poly mix with a fabulous knotty texture. The colour can only be described as lime-avocado...or maybe you have a better description ;) It is lined with a fresh Amy Butler cotton fabric of grey, cream, lime and pink. The handles are up-cycled from a rather lovely soft pair of liquorice Mulberry trousers, and the button is vintage.  The quirky sprigs are hand-finished with fine merino yarn french knots. 


CREAM LINEN
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Cream Linen is the softest of the three bags, I was playing around with different interfacing. The exterior is a cotton/linen mix and the lining a soft cream and muted floral cotton. The button is also vintage and the handles those lovely Mulberry trousers again. I've top-stitched the flowers and hand-finished them with a glossy off-white embroidery thread. 

They are fabulous handbags, but would also be great to carry craft projects. At 43cm (17") long and 18cm (7") high, they are perfect for straight knitting needles. Each is fully lined, closes with a button and is hand-finished. 

So do you want to win one?!


All you have to do is like my new Facebook page. You can do that by clicking "Like" in the facebook box on my right sidebar (if you have already "liked" my Facebook page - you are automatically in the draw). 


It's as simple as that!!!


I hope you love them as much as I do! (and don't worry, I've saved another one just for me...I'll show you another time. Don't want to confuse you now!)


The giveaway closes at 10pm GMT on Friday 23 March 2012. CLOSED!
I'll randomly draw three winners and let you know who you are on Saturday morning. 
By the way, you can live ANYWHERE in the world. I'll send it to you! 


Let me know if you have any questions. 
And, FINGERS CROSSED! X



35 comments:

  1. WOW! What gorgeous bags! Off to like you on Facebook.

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  2. So pretty! Just liked your FB page!

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  3. Ooh love them...can we triple-like you?? X

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  4. Goodness, you make such beautiful stuff. I am so glad to have stumbled over your blog, I get so much joy out of looking at your gorgeous creations! You are very talented!

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  5. Cute bags, how very talented you are!!

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  6. Is there a 'love' button on FB - for these there should be!! The button on the green one is sooooooo beautiful!

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    1. Isn't it fab - I love it too!
      I've tried to leave a comment on your blog but I'm having trouble with it : (

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  7. Wow, wonderful giveaway. But how can you part from such lovely bags?! I especially like the creamy one, the flowers are beautiful.

    Unfortunately no FB here...

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    1. Oh Fleur : (
      I'll have other giveaways, not just for my Facebook page - so visit again! I love a giveaway, and a girl can really have only so many bags ; )

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  8. Very cute bags! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  9. wow, the detail is so pretty, I love them all very much!!

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  10. Oooh nice giveaway! I have 'liked' you on Facebook and shared your giveaway on the iMake Facebook page :-)

    Your bags are lovely.

    Martine

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  11. You are a sweetie!!!! Thanks : )

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  12. Those are awesome! And yes, you sooo need an adorable biz card holder too :)

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  13. WOW! Super generous giveaway! ALL of these are GORGEOUS! I immediately went and "LIKED" you for the chance to get my hands on one!

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  14. WoW! These are beautiful. I LOVE the hand stitching. My friend, Justine, sent me your way...I now have another gorgeous blog to distract me from the housework!! :)
    Lucyx

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  15. Wow they are really beautiful! Off to like you nowx

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  16. You have done an amaaaazing job! Such a talented seamstress! I bet you had lots of fun making them. I'm afraid I am one of those people who has a total issue with FB, so I won't be entering the draw. However, the bags are gorgeous!! Love the new look of your blog, BTW.

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  17. These bags are gorgeous! I've liked you on fb and am keeping my fingers crossed!

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  18. Wow, you have really outdone yourself with these bags, they look wonderful. I can tell that you really engaged your creativity during them. I wish I could enter the giveaway but I don't have Facebook anymore : (

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    1. Thanks Pumpkin! My next giveaway won't be linked to Facebook!!!

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  19. As a recovering bag-oholic, this giveaway is about to send me right back off the wagon. Adorable!

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  20. Oh no, I absolutely love your bags they are so beautifully made.....but like the other Fleur I'm not on facebook too nor want to be!! (Must be a 'Fleur' thing!)

    Good luck to all your facebook fans!

    Fleur xx

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    1. Fleur - do you know what this calls for? A fab April giveaway that has nothing whatsoever to do with Facebook.... : ) Better get my thinking cap (and my sewing machine) on!

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  21. Totally beautiful bags!! Wow, you are so talented.
    Have liked on Facebook and welcome to Kiwi Mummy Blogs!

    Leonie
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    1. Thanks Leonie : ) Fingers crossed! X

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  22. These are beautiful bags.

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  23. Wow, your bags are just lovely!
    Congratulations on your first give away! :)

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  24. Would 'like' you in a heartbeat if I was on FB - the bags are so gorgeous. Think your blog looks fabulous btw.

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    1. Thanks! I promise my next giveaway won't have anything whatsoever to do with Facebook!!!! Sorry!

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  25. The bags are gorgeous! Sorry I missed the giveaway!

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