Monday, December 13, 2010

11 days ... giveaway day!


Today is Giveaway Day at Sew, Mama, Sew!

I love doing this giveaway - so many new blogs to investigate... so many cool handmade items to investigate (and maybe win).

So here's the deal.

I'm giving away this cool little purse. It's a take-off of Renske's minimalist tote bag; the tutorial for which was posted on design*sponge a while back.

It's a fascinating design - the handle doubles as the bag's closure.

This little version is made almost completely of recycled materials. A white canvas/denim type fabric for the main body, a couple of shirts for the lining and pocket, and a leather skirt for the trim.

It measures 11"x7"x1" and has a handle drop of 10".

To have a chance of winning this bag, just leave me a comment - I'd love to know what is bringing you the most joy right now.

And now for the fine print:
  • The comments will stay open until midnight Pacific time on the 17th of December, after which the winner will be chosen by the all-knowing random number generator.
  • I'm willing to ship internationally.
  • Make sure that you have included your email address in the comment form, or else I'll have no way to contact you, and another winner may be chosen.
Good luck, everyone! And be sure to check out the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog to find the huge list of participants in the Giveaway Day!

58 comments:

  1. wow, great giveaway and a lovely blog too- new follower here :-)

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  2. The things that are giving me joy right now is watching my two children grow and learn. I love to watch them interacting with the world and with their little friends. Thank you :)
    fab_ulous at yahoo dot com

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  3. oh i love the design, very clever!!
    the thing giving me the most joy lately is people's faces at work when they open a christmas envelope and realise the card is handmade.. oh and i love making cards
    incase I win :) my email is ekswhyzed_@hotmail.com

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  4. This bag is gorgeous... but I did not dare trying my hand at it without a sewing machine! So it would be nice to win it ;-)
    Thanks for the chance!
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

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  5. You did a great job -- love the design. Love recycled stuff! :) I'm a new follower of your blog - you do awesome work! amanda
    amandaandandy@yahoo.com

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  6. Really cool bag! My current joy is coming from getting soooo close to finishing my last handmade Christmas present!

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  7. Wonderful bag - would love to win it !! Right now the sun is shining over here - after a grey and wet weekend, that's pure joy ;-))

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  8. I love the bag! My nephews and niece are all one this year, it brings me a lot of joy to spend time with them! deserae (At) gmail (dot) com

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  9. that is such a cool design, and I LOVE that the materials have been recycled!! Thank you so much for this giveaway chance! Honestly, the thing that is bringing me the most joy right now is this milk chocolate-covered macadamia nut I just bit into...definitely that, as well as seeing that there are still many people in the world who exude great and positive attitudes - although I have only been following your blog briefly (like, I just found your blog today hehe), I already feel very inspired by your humor and positivity very evident in the posts you share about your life...I know I'm just some random chick, but for what it's worth, I appreciate your attitude very much :) Happy Holidays and thanks again! ~ ABrainEnamored (at) gmail (dot)com

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  10. I am lovin' this bag. It's funny you should ask "What is bringing me joy at this time?". I was just thinking yesterday that I am surrounded by people that I love and that love (well, or at least like) me back. And with this thought came a wash of joy over me. Thanks for askin'

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  11. Mari @ ChoochmagoozDecember 13, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    Love this bag Wendy, Thanks for the chance to win it! What's bringing me the most Joy...well this time last year I was about to have my final Chemo treatment. This year I'm off the couch and playing with my daughter and making christmas cookies instead...Definitely more joyful!!!

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  12. I will try my luck :) Thanks for the giveaway! At the moment I'm staying at home and searching for a new job, so I have plenty of time to sew and create :) That's great!

    I also have a giveaway on my blog if you like to visit :)

    Best regards
    Kirie
    http://shape-moth.blogspot.com/
    kirie83 (at) yahoo . de

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  13. Love your blog! Today what is bringing me the most joy is Sew Mama Sew as I get to look at all these new blogs and get inspiration from what they have done. I'll be following a bunch more blogs before the day is done - including yours!

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  14. Very cute bag. My kiddos are bringing me joy today, as always.

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  15. i've love a chance to win this great bag!

    i'm filled with joy over designing my own knitting patterns right now... between that and almost being done finals (entering contests is a great way to procrastinate!) i'm extremely happy today :D

    supersharmie at gmail.com

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  16. The snow outside is giving me the most joy right now
    thanks
    violet_bg1@yahoo.co.uk

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  17. This is a gorgeous bag!! I am enjoying my 3 kids and my newest baby boy!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    h_freund@hotmail.com

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  18. What a lovely bag! I'm enjoying four weeks off to spend time in my home, cooking, baking, reading, hugging my kids, and yes, I'm even looking forward to cleaning!

    kelli_s1@yahoo.com

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  19. Lovely bag! I love this season and all the handmade goodness that comes with it!

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  20. The design is very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Nice! My joy right now is having found a great home for a kitten we have been fostering....and listening to christmas music while discovering a world of blogs I havent seen yet!! Merry Christmas and Thank you!
    lee_nicholas@hotmail.com
    Lee:)

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  22. so cool. thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. snow snow snow! we have so much right now it's so fun!

    I think this is a GREAT giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!

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  24. Watching my 2 1/2 year old marvel at our tree and my 2 1/2 month old stare in awe at the lights... thank you! melissabilliewilliams at gmail dot com

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  25. The fact that everything went well with my 3 year old son's oral surgery last week is bringing me the most joy!!!
    espmax(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. What a cute bag! howdoweboilwater.email{at}gmail{dot}com

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  27. Fantastic bag! My daughter has recently discovered the artist within, and watching her create brings me so much joy! She loves to create stories and illustrate them - they are just so special!

    sallybway at suddenlink dot net

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  28. Love the purse. Being with my family is what brings me joy!

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  29. I love this bag! The thing that's bringing me the most joy right now is being home with my family for winter break...and finally having time to sew!

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  30. That is a neat bag! Right now, my kids are bringing me so much joy! I've got three little ones and waiting on #4 to be born in January. Thanks for the chance to win!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

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  31. This bag is AMAZING!!!

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  32. Lovely bag! My 18 year old daughter would love this!

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  33. wow! this is a really cool bag!! i haven't seen one quite like it before and i'm really digging it!

    the thing that is bringing me the most joy lately is my son's face every morning when it's time to open up the next window of his advent calendar. of course, it helps that it's a LEGO advent calendar and he's 8 years old.

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  34. Cute bag! What is bringing me joy right now is to know that God is good, and that He is redeeming this broken world.

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  35. What a fantastic bag! Thanks for posting the link to the tutorial as well, much appreciated. :-)

    I'm currently feeling happy watching my boyfriend play with our kitten - lots of running and jumping and odd kitten contortions and climbing involved, hilarious to watch!

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  36. I love this bag!
    Right now I'm loving having all my children home for Christmas!

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  37. Fantastic bag!!
    http://blackbird-bags.blogspot.com/

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  38. Awesome bag! Right now, the scarf I'm knitting is bring me the most joy, I'm looking forward to wearing it!

    zilliahbailey (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Deb-Two Cheeky MonkeysDecember 14, 2010 at 3:12 AM

    Love the bag, the design is just great! Right now, the support I have been receiving from my friends and family has been really encouraging to me and giving me joy. And of course celebrating Christmas always gives me much joy!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  40. Thank you so much for the giveaway. The bag is amazing. My boys always bring me great joy, but I have to also say that our heat is bringing me great joy this morning! =)

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  41. Love the bag! What always brings me joy is my children!

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  42. I love the purse! What is bringing me joy today is dry cozy wonderfulness. With the region under heavy flooding, I feel blessed, safe, and so happy to know I'm up high, dry, and out of the flood zone. Joy is warm dry slippers, warm dry flannel sheets, warm dry blanket on the couch while sipping tea. :)

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  43. This is a lovely purse. Thank you for the chance to win. I am joyful because the doctors found my mom's cancer and were able to treat her. Because of this we will be able to have her near for Christmas. We feel so blessed.

    Sonja
    sonjagreene(at)veryverdant(dot)com

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  44. Ohhh. count me in please. What a lovely bag.
    Thanks for the give away
    Ally <'v'>

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  45. Random number generator... smile down on me!

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  46. I love the bag! Thanks for the generous giveaway...I am really excited to see my kids open their presents on Christmas morning!

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  47. Oh, I love that bag!! So Nice. There is a lot bringing me joy! It always seems easier to be grateful around Christmas time when you so "holly jolly"! My Daughter is pulling on my elbow and it is making me smile :)

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  48. cool is right! very nifty purse... and i'm not usually a purse type. right now sewing is bringing me the most joy. i just learned how this summer (after buying a machine 8+ years ago), and am having the best time making everyone's gifts this year. cheers!

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  49. Wow. I love it and would use it every day!

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  50. great purse! my little 5 year old brings me so much joy.. he is my best friend!
    camistewart@hotmail.com

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  51. Oh wow, that's super neat!

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  52. Love the bag. The holiday season brings me much joy now. Especially seeing how excited my four year old is over the whole shebang. Today after he saw Santa he asked me where his reindeer were... I said they went to eat dinner. Love it.

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  53. drinking a cup of coffee while watching snow falls outside makes me joyful right now

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  54. My joy is my children.

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  55. So Lovely!
    Thanks for the chance :)
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

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  56. my mother would just kill me for this purse. but i would fight her for it, it's amazing. and to know it's made out of reccycled materials, that's so my thing.
    what is bringing me great great great joy is being 6 months pregnant after trying to conceive for such a long time and even though this is a complicted pregnancy (i'm spending the whole 9 months in bed) i'm so very happy i could sing. i don't do that becuse i don't want my baby to hear it and get scared and decide to pop out earlier hehehe

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  57. Would love to win that beautiful bag!
    debgiro at wildblue dot net

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  58. I find joy spending time with my fiance! lovely bag- hope I still make the deadline: ) thanks for the chance to win!

    the.ant.hil(at)gmail(dot)com

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