Monday, 21 May 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Hello and welcome to anyone visiting from Sew Mama Sew for the giveaway.
As mentioned in my last post I'm going to give away this little zipped purse for this year's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day.  I made it as a bit of an experiment but it turned out quite nicely so I thought it would make a good prize.

If you're interested in entering for this, I don't expect any jumping through hoops, just leave a comment telling me a little about yourself (if you like - you don't have to) and all will be entered in the draw.

The purse is crocheted in one piece from leftover yarn with a recycled zip, buttons, ribbon and fabric lining to finish it off.  It measures 5" by 4" and is not quite big enough to hold my phone, which I considered as a possibility. 

I'll pick a winner on Friday and will post anywhere.  Good luck!

Edited to add - Since first writing this I've been doing the rounds of what else is on offer in the SMS Giveaway and it's made me realise what a poor excuse for a blog post this is.  I've been very remiss in not introducing myself properly to new visitors and not inviting you to stick around if you'd like to.  For anyone who's not been here before - my name is Teresa and I live in Wales, UK.  I have husband and 2 grown up children.  I love to craft (especially sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet) and try to do as much as I can within a very limited time-frame. So, although this blog is supposed to be about my stitching exploits, it tends to be about that and much more besides, like singing, activities with my friends, village life etc and very occasionally I spout off about something that gets my goat like poor grammar. 

In other news: A work colleague has asked me to make a bag for him to give to his wife.  It seems that I don't even need to advertise to sell stuff!!  I hope the same can be said if I decide to start selling seriously!

Edited to add the result:

Hot off the press and sorry it's a bit late (pc probs) but the winner is The Hippy Housewife!!!  I've emailed her directly with the news and will send off the package as soon as I get the address.
Bye for now
Teresa x

61 comments:

Strawberry Patch said...

very pretty, I like having pretty things in my life, they make me happy (am I shallow?!)nf

Kay said...

This is a gorgeous little purse. Learning to crocheet is one of my goals for this year.
ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

Joyce Carter said...

I am a mother of three and a grandmother to three boys. I am retired now so I stay at home and sew most of the day.I love to sew anything and everything, but I love sewing for babies the most.This bag is very cute. Thank you for giving it away.

Michell said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Oneday I hope to learn to crochet properly. Did learn sort of at school years ago

Candace said...

Thank You for giving away such a cute little purse and handmade too which makes it even more special.I'm a housewife, mother of 2 daughters and have one grandson. Love to be with my family.

Kathy H said...

Your little purse turned out very cute. I used to crochet afghans many years ago but then started quilting and that is what I really love to do. I keep thinking I would like to get back to crochet or knitting and maybe someday I will.

Kim said...

Hi Teresa!
I like the little purse you made! I am from Pennsylvania in USA. I am a mom of 6, grandma of 9. I do a bit of crocheting, knitting, etc... Now that my kids are grown I hope to do more. Thanks for the chance to win the purse!

Scarlet said...

I'm Scarlet, I live at Beyond the Nook and I can't crochet, which is why I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Great news about your latest commission.

SHANA said...

Hi! I crochet too and haven't ventured to adding zippers but I may just need to. I love the little bag and would love to win. So cute.

Jenny said...

It'a absolutely adorable. I wish I would be as talented.I live in drab, cold Finland and I can't sew, knit or crochet so I'd love him.

Genevieve P said...

What a cute little bag! About me--my sixth baby (and first boy : )) is due in just under 2 months. And I'm counting the days... I hate pregnancy!

thehappycrochetchic said...

this is so cute, i crochet also but I have yet to make any bags

Sangeetha said...

I love that purse, very cute. I love to crochet, sew and knit

Rose said...

What a sweet little purse and it looks so very well made. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

Ashley said...

I think this is a very cute pouch!

Leah said...

Your zippered purse is lovely! And Red, my favorite color. :)

Jedi Craft Girl said...

I love the little purse & wish I could crochet like that! amandaniederhauser@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Thank you very much for the giveaway!i sew and quilt but I Can't crochet...I'm looking forward to learning this technique! igarciadi@gmail.com

The String Empire said...

Hello!

This is a very cute purse!

I'm Jenny. I live in London and am in love with felt. I run The String Empire.

Bossymamma said...

I love trying different crafts and then adapting them to suit my lazy personality. It often doesn't work but occasionally it does!

Shirley said...

What a cute purse.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

This is a beautiful little bag! :)

I am Katy. I am a wife and mama. I crochet some...but prefer to knit, as I can do that better than crochet! :)

I am just a simple gal who enjoys living old fashioned as much as possible! :)

Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Warmly,
katy

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Emma said...

I'm an MSc student in Lancaster, and I love to knit in my spare time.

Kate said...

Very adorable bag! I'm a college prof (biology), mom of 3 little girls, live in Iowa, USA, and like quilting, knitting, and sewing - and I recently learned crochet! But I haven't done much yet. Nice to 'meet' you! :)
steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot)com

Maureen Hayes said...

Teresa,

Thanks for telling us about yourself! I live in NY, just outside the city and have always wanted to visit the UK. I love crochet although I am not very good or advanced at it. My dear old Gran was a wonder with it and I wish I had paid more attention to those lessons when I was little.

I love this purse and would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the chance. I don't think you will have any trouble selling them if you choose to! They are lovely.

Steph and Carlos said...

oh its crocheted!! is there anything sweeter? i think not!! I am crocheting a pair of slippers but I am having trouble making them small... hmmm...

xo Steph

Sis-O said...

Sweet bag. Anything with a zipper seems complicated to me. I stick to simple quilt making or embroidery. Thank you for participating in this giveaway.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I'm from Melbourne, Australia and I would love to learn how to crochet. Every time I try, my attempt looks like a tight mass of knots masquerading as a shape, LOL.

Louisa said...

I love it - wonderful. I live in Oregon and I am always attempting to grow things, but not so successful.

strandkorbtraum said...

oi I like the buttons, I had a phase when I would sew decorative buttons on a lot of bags and clothing ...

Rookie said...

Hello Teresa, I'm Marilize from Cape Town, South Africa :) I swing a hook around every now and then and girlfriend - you know how to work the yarn! I love this little purse. Thank you for a chance to win it. :)

Marilize
marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

Laura said...

Adorable little bag :) Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm a stay at home mommy of 4 adorable kiddos 6 years old and under. I sew when I can ;)

Njeri said...

Hi Teresa,
Nice to meet you.
My phone would totally fit in the little bag.
You have a lovely blog.

Bonnie said...

very cute little bag. I love crochet and would love to win this cute little purse/pouch.

Jackie said...

This is such a cute little bag, I love the color! Thank you for the chance, I would love to win!
jackieinmi67@gmail.com

schola minimus said...

This little bag is so cute! I love the use of the buttons! I love your blog too. This is a great opportunity to discover so many wonderfully creative blogs such as yours! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beth said...

Lovely little purse! I love to sew, but have never been able to do a thing with yarn.

Delorise said...

that is really cute and I need it. lol I broke mine today.

Amanda said...

What a darling little purse! I would love to learn how to make something like this!! Mostly I just make cards/scrapbook and quilt...oh yeah, and have a blast raising our 6 month old!

atomkins2010@gmail.com

feldhauss@alliancewildblue.com said...

Too cute! I love crocheted items!

Danielle said...

I love the bright red yarn you use; it makes the buttons really pop out. I love to sew, knit, bake, read, and garden. I am also raising 10 chickens. Thanks for the giveaway!

Caryn said...

I love the gorgeous purse. I am a wife and mother and am a little obsessed with anything crafty. Love to make things and see/buy/win lovely things made by others :)

Sherry said...

I love the little zipped purse. I love to sew crochet and hand stitch. I don't have near as much time to do those things as I would like. I have 6 grown and married children and several grandchildren that I love to make things for.

Bobbie said...

I think your little bag is adorable. The buttons are perfect!

I crochet, quilt, sew, scrapbook, paint, - no knitting, or cross stich but just about everything else! :)

Gill said...

So cute!
I'm learning to crochet but I haven't got beyond granny squares!!

Rachel M said...

Love this little bag. I'm Rachel and I love to crochet and read. I'm also addicted to yarn! Thanks for the chance to win!

ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

Hippie Housewife said...

How cute! I love to knit but I'll have to learn to crochet one of these days. :)

SunflowerSkies said...

What a lovely purse! I'm just learning to crochet, I love any crafts that let me work with my hands! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeanne Gwin said...

There is only one thing better then handmade, it is handmade with recycled things. I would be delighted to win your bag. I know what I would put in it, so okay, just pick me. LOL

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love to sew and knit but can't seem to figure out crochet!

Bethany said...

cute little purse. I am a mother of 4, 3 little boys, and 1 little girl. Crazy but fun.

Flaming Nora said...

Lovely!
My favourite thing is probably machine embroidery, though I seem to be moving more towards hand embroidery these days.

Addibrae said...

That's such a pretty little bag.

Greg and Caroline said...

I would love to win :)

carolinejaco at gmail dot com

Appie said...

How beautiful! I'm learning to sew. ;-)

Macska said...

Oh, what a cute little purse! I especially love the buttons on the front. :-)

Hmmmm... something about myself.... I love to craft! I sew every week, and am working on filling my wardrobe entirely with made-by-me clothes, mostly from vintage patterns. And one day I intend to learn to crochet.....!

macska(at)gmail(dot)com

Trish said...

The purse is utterly charming! I would love to win.

CMG said...

What a great bag, I can think of so many uses for it. As for a bit about myself, I'm just a SAHM to two little guys, best job in the world!

cgilsbach(at)gmail(dot)com

mimicita said...

I love the purse! I have nerve damage in my dominant hand and one of the exercises I have is crocheting. I have only basic skills since it takes me a while to complete an item; however, I would love to learn to create something more useful. Especially one that uses up all the sewing items I have inherited from great grandmoms.
dyessnewco at aol dot com

ethyl said...

crochet is difficult, and counting stitches is a pain. beautiful purse! thanks for the opportunity!

kimrat7(at)gmail(dot)com

wayside wanderer said...

Wow. Girl, I guess my chances of winning are pretty slim, but I think it is so cute!