Saturday, March 7, 2009

Giveaway!!

The winner will receive their choice of one of these lovely, corduroy bags that comes with a little zipper bag in the same fabric.
I wish that I could say that I made these bags, but well seeing as though I have ZERO sewing ability, anyone who knows me wouldn't believe me. I did however accompany my mother to the quilt store and picked out the fabric, so that has to count for something.

My mother made my boys adorable little bags to hold their books and toys in the car last year and I asked her if she could make one for me (preferably not in dinosaur or space fabric) but to tweak it a bit to be worn on my shoulder. She did a little of this and a little of that and came up with these bags.

I love them. They are wonderful. They hold everything, an extra diaper, a sippy cup, epipens, wallet, checkbook, keys, phone, bluetooth, wipes, you name it I can fit it in there and yet its not some huge bag to lug around. And the new corduroy bags are a very nice weight and feel to them. And they don't show stains, you know, snot, dirt, vomit. All the things a mom can get on her purse.

And now to pay homage to the woman who made them. My mother truly is talented. I can craft here or there but the stuff she does is in another realm. Now that she's retired and her kids are gone she fills her day with sewing and quilting (also catering to my father as he is the meal ticket and pining away for her grand boys but there are still hours in the day to fill after that is done). I keep trying to talk her into opening an etsy store but she's unsure that her things would sell, or rather that anyone would pay a decent price (fabric ladies, nice fabric, ain't cheap). I know that I would pay 35 bucks for one of these.

So please leave a nice comment for her, I suppose I'll have to tell her about my blog since I turned her into slave labor to churn out some bags that I could give away on here. Cripes, now I'll have to edit myself.

Same rules as last giveaway. All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment. If you link to this giveaway on your blog then you'll be entered twice (just leave me a message so I know you linked). I'll keep the giveaway open until Tuesday night 6pm. Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. How adorable! She should open an ETSY shop! Add me in! I'll probably be linking to you for it as well. When does will the drawing be held so we know how much time we have to post it on our site?

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  2. Your mom really should open an Etsy shop! Those are too cute! My mom crochets and I've been trying to convince her to open a shop too!

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  3. I love them!!!! For me, a non-mom, can see how great and stylish they are!

    You are a lucky duck to have a very crafty mom!

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  4. These are so cute! I've just started quilting and have thought about trying to do some type of bag but I doubt that they would turn out as great as these. I'm going to put a link to you on my blog now.

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  5. I'm so glad you picked this week to come visit my blog. I love giveaways. Even if I don't win, I would definitely pay your mom to make one. I'll use it as a great bag and then one day hopefully to carry baby things :)

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  6. Rats, I forgot to add that I linked to the post on my blog

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  7. I love them!!!! What a great giveaway, I will be blogging about it later tonight!

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  8. Adorable! Your mom should definitely sell these!

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  9. Those bags are so cute. I love the matching zippered pouches. I've been wanting to make a cute summery tote, and these are perfect.

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  10. Those are lovely! And I agree, she could totally and completely sell those on Etsy. $35 would be cheap, imo!

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  11. These are so nice! Your Mom needs to open an etsy store! She'd do great!

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  12. Go ETSY and The Mrs.'s mom getting big sales! Those are super awesome looking. And corduroy... :)

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  13. I love the blue and brown one! My grandma used to be able to do quilts, dresses, special stitching, almost anything that involved thread, I can't sew, so I think I know what you mean. If she can stand to make enough products to open a store, she really should, my grandma can't do any of that very well now.

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  14. These bags look great! It would be nice to graduate from lugging a backpack around. Tell your mom she is very talented.

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  15. Look! A purse you don't have to put your husband's rank on! :)

    Seriously though, how cute! The top one is my favorite! I'll come back again when I have posted on my blog.

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  16. wow how adorable!! would love to win!!

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  17. oh wow how cute!!

    glittergurl04 @hotmail.com

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  18. Oooh! Those are really cute! I keep trying to get my mom to do something like that too but she is intimidated by setting up her own store! I will link you too!!

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  20. i would love to win her amazing design! she should really open one up!!

    glamorchick_007(at)hotmail.com

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  21. Hi there! The bags are really cute!

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  22. These bags are adorable. I love them. Thanks for the giveaway

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  23. Beautiful bags!! Your Mom is a very talented lady.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Cool giveaway. Your comment freaked me out so much I am in panic mode. I thought about it today when I bought a red apple which I only do when preggers. I will be in the drug store after work today. Thanks thanks a lot.

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  25. They're fabulous bags! I'd love to win one :)

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  26. Oh my! So cute! Sign me up for sure!

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  27. Cute bags! What a crafty mom! I would love to win!

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  28. Cute bag!! Your mom is very talented!!

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  29. I love the blue bag! It will hold all of my preschool stuff!

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  30. Very cute! Throw my name into the hat as well.

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  31. Gosh! How do I LOVE adorable creative Mothers! I have one too. These little dandies are GREAT! I would LOVE to win one!! I have also linked to this on my blog!!! Awesome opportunity to win! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  32. They are so cute! I wish I could sew like that!

    --Roshni at queenrosh@hotmail.com

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  33. How cute! I agree about the Etsy shop! I'd buy them...and I'd love to win one!

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  34. Those bags are beautiful. Your mom should definitely try selling them on Etsy. I bet she'd make a little bit of pocket money, at the least. They look ideal for an everyday carry-all, and not just as a baby-bag.

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  35. Those bags are too cute! I totally agree about the Etsy shop.

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  36. I don't need to be entered since I already have a WONDERFUL bag made from Ma :) I just wanted to say that she does an amazing job on everything she makes! I am so happy when I get visit from her at work.. (even though she likes to scare me into thinking its my MIN..ha ha)..because I know she is bringing something else wonderful she has come up with! I have been anxiously waiting for spring to roll around so I can rock my lovely blue and brown bag and now I have the little zippies to match :) I'm very excited about it!
    I would totally pay over 30 for bags such as these! She should def. open it and then you and I could run a side shop off of it for invites and announcements :)
    Dreaming huh?? Oh well :)
    Hope all is well. Give Ma my love and tell her she is Amazing!

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  37. Those are awesome and she should so totally open a shop!!!

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  38. Those are adorable bags!
    If I did win, I don't know which one to choose!

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