Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Let's Start the New Year with a Give-Away!


"Caribbean Jewel"


It's time to celebrate the New Year in style and have a Give-Away! Last week I took a poll and asked you to let me know what shades of colors you would like depicted in this month's Give-Away Tote! The majority of those polled preferred "Jewel Tones" to be represented. Done deal. Off I went to the fabric store to scout out some jewel-toned fabric. In my mind's eye I was looking for fabric that included the colors of rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. Instead I fell in love with two fabrics that represented the colors of jewels found in the Caribbean. Tanzanite, Sapphinres, Amethysts and Onyx! Thus, "Caribbean Jewel", was born...

These tantilizing batiks by Hoffman Fabrics are absolutely luscious! Hoffman designs and creates innovative and unique hand-dyed and hand-painted batik fabrics of the highest quality. Their fabrics are of such a high caliber that they have the feel of "silk." Generally speaking, the higher the thread count, the more silk-like the fabric feels and, believe me, these fabrics are silky-smooth! This bag has all the usual adornments... large inside pocket, fully lined with double interfacing for extra support, fabric-covered, removable, reinforced base, 22" reinforced fabric straps. This Hang Up measures approximately 14 1/2" x 12".

This Give-Away will be much like those in the past. The contest will run until midnight Wednesday, January 14th. Thursday morning, January 15th, the winner of the contest will be announced. One name will be chosen from all those entered. Don't be shy!

The rules of the contest are as follows:
1) The participants must live within the continental U.S. I will provide the postage.
2.) Each person that makes a comment below will have her name entered in the Tote Give-Away contest. If you put a "shout out" on your blog about the contest, and come back and let me know through another comment, your name will be entered again.
3.) No anonymous comments, please. If you are not a friend or relative that I already know and love, please leave your name and a way for me to contact you (either an email address or the address of your blog). If I don't have any way to contact you, your name will not be eligible.
4.) This tote is not meant for resale. Only those intending to use the tote for personal use may register to win.

Scroll down to see other Hang Ups (totes) and Dwipes that are currently available for purchase. Good luck!

46 comments:

Kristi Chase said...

A new year and new chances to win! You know I am totally in!

Jenni said...

Count me in! And there's a great big scream on my blog about it. :-)

Kristi Chase said...

Here's your second post letting you know I've already "shouted out" about it on my blog!

MiaKatia said...

Count me in too! I will post again once I have the shout-out up!!

Brittney said...

This tote is so cute! Count me in! I'll put a post on my blog!

MiaKatia said...

And the shout out is up on my side bar!!

Kristen said...

So excited about another give away. I love your totes and admire Mia's at church every Sunday!

Jan said...

Oh, I"m in. You know I"m in. You make such beautiful things!

Kristen said...

Just added you to my sidebar, although I couldn't get the picture for some odd reason. User error I'm sure!

Sally said...

Cute Bag, love the colors!
I'd love to have it and would definately use it.

Thanks......

Lisa said...

I love the colors!!

:)Lisa

Angela said...

Oh, please count me in. I love the one I have. My blog is private, here's my email:
angela@itsou.com

Thanks....

Angela said...

I will give a shout out on my blog today!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my, I know that I can't enter, but that baby is just totally completely captivatingly gorgeous!

Does that explain to you how stunningly beautiful I find it?

Best of luck with your give away.

Oh those colors, make me want to redecorate my blog, my bathroom, my studio, Hmmmmm....

Jen

Adrienne said...

I'd love to enter. Another beauty!

carogonza said...

Count me in. THat tote is the cutest I have seen!! Thanks.

Nancy said...

So beautiful! Please count me in.

Anonymous said...

Count me in, Aunt Suzanne! - Anika

Shannon said...

Me too! Love it!

lusciouschaos said...

May the tote bag Gods shine on me this time.
Love it.

Katy said...

OH! I would love love love to win! I LOVE homemade bags! :) Thank you for this chance! I just found your blog through Rosie's blog and am off to look at all your totes!

Ward-a-Loo's said...

Please, put my name in! I would love to win this adorable bag. Contact me at jeniflowernboo at hotmail dot com

Pudgeduck said...

Add me for the Caribbean Jewel give away!! LOVE IT!

Seeryus Mama said...

Stunning!! I love the jewel tones. So pretty...and just lovely for this time of year!

Queen Shannon said...

That is just gorgeous!! I found you through Jenni's link.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your work is absolutely wonderful. I know you don't want us to resell but I'm really entering for my mom. She could use a pick me up and these colors are so her! Thank you for this opportunity and have a good week!

Sandi said...

What a beautiful tote! Love those Hoffman fabrics!! Please add my name to the drawing. I would love to keep this bag just for my personal use!!

kisa said...

Beautiful bag! I love the colors. It's very classy :)

devri said...

I have been away... I am in for sure, and I will shout you out to ever remembers me.

Karen S said...

I'll play!!! I have a problem with bags...I can never have to many!!

Kristine said...

Oh yes, I was one who voted for jewel tones. It turned out very mysterious, dark, and pretty! Please enter me in and I'll come back when the shout out has been given...

Kristine said...

Shout out given...that was easy!

Nate's Mom said...

This is beautiful. Fingers and toes crossed. I'll also give you a shout out. Wait...does that mean more competition? :-)

Sheri in CA

The Duke Family said...

I'm feeling lucky this time.

Teresa in TN

Mary said...

Hi Suzanne,
I'd love to be included in the drawing. Your bags are SO lovely!
xoxo,
Mary

Joel, Jenn, Kylie and Landon said...

Love your bags. It would look lovely over my shoulder... Jenn

Judy said...

Please add my name, (she said longingly). This one is gorgeous, Suzanne. And the appropriate "shout out is emblazened on my blog.

Tiffany said...

I love your totes, and I'd love to win one!! =)

Tudy said...

I left a comment at another photo of the tote you are giving away but then I found this one so I will say again how beautiful your totes are. And I would love to win this one. It is in colors I love.

craftydiane said...

What a beautiful tote! I need a new one so bad and this one would be perfect!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

craftydiane said...

Here is my second comment letting you know I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.
Blessings,
Diane

Maryam said...

That bag looks like my mom. She's a carribean queen- loves traveling to tropical islands and such. She needs a cute Hang Up. So count me in my dearest of friends! love m

deeroo said...

Hello Suzanne, Your bags are so pretty. The combinations of fabric colors and prints you put together are great. Thanks for the opportunity to be entered in the give-away.

Tolentreasures said...

Your bags are all beautiful. I love this one...I could take it to the Caribbean on the 24th...pick me, please!

Cathy

Ginger said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Anne said...

That is the cutest, ever! thanks for the giveaway!