Thursday, July 09, 2009

"Butterflies & Blooms" July Give-Away !

It's time to celebrate summer with this vibrant, colorful, and lively fabric from Mark Lipinski's line, Krakow! Love this sassy line of bold, beautiful prints. These fabrics would look luscious in most anything, but, being the tote lover that I am, I believe they must have been made especially for Hang Ups! I made this tote in the new pattern that I recently concocted...only two in existence! I just couldn't decided on which fabric should be more dominant, so I had to use all three on the outside of the tote! I've christened her "Butterflies & Blooms" -- the reasons seem obvious!

My Give-Aways have become increasingly complex lately, so I'm simplifying this one down to the basics. Here are the rules...

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/his name entered into the contest.

3.)
If you put a "shout out" on your blog about the contest, and come back and to give me a heads up I will enter your name one more time.

4.) No anonymous comments. Please leave an email address or blog that I can visit. Private bloggers must leave their email address. If I don't have any way to contact you, your name will not be eligible.

5.) This tote is not meant for resale. Only those intending to use the tote for personal use may register to win.

This contest will run through midnight Wednesday, July 15th. Thursday morning, July 16th, the winner of the contest will be announced.

Please visit my Etsy shop to see more of my creations!

109 comments:

Kristen said...

This one is really beautiful! Gorgeous colors and perfect for summer use. Count me in!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

See I am so glad that I crossed my fingers. You did make the beautiful turquoise colors! LOL.

Like always a gorgeous tote.

Jen

Cole said...

You know I'm a sucker for a gorgeous bag! (It's one of the two combinations I voted for)

Ruth B said...

Gorgeous! Love this bag and the fabrics are perfect!

Amy M. said...

That's a beautiful bag and such great fabric! Please pick me, I'd love to carry this around the streets of Houston!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

OHMYGOODNESS that is beautiful. Put my name in the hat. I'll cross my fingers once again.
have a great day.
~a

Jan said...

Oh, you know I'm in. This color is what my sweet little Maya calls 'our favorite shade of blue'. Beautiful!

Pat Deck, at All Decked Out said...

You really do lovely work. All of the little fleur de lis match going across the bag, and at the seams. That takes extra time, extra care and extra fabric. The average person probably would not notice, but those of us who sew DO. A beautiful bag, done by a very talented lady! I will put a shout-out on my blog.

Puddle of Grace said...

Oh my!!! That is a beautiful tote! I love your new pattern! Count me in and you can visit my site as I posted a link to your blog for the tote!
Have a beautiful day!
~Charlene

Quiltbug said...

I don't know which I love more - Mark, his fabric or this purse

Janice W
jweisser@gwtc.net

Pudgeduck said...

Love the fabric-love to have the bag!!!!thanks!

Kristi said...

I am not entering because I already won one, but I must say that I L.O.V.E this new pattern! Great job!

mzeitz said...

You have created an excellent tote ... the fabric's patterns are neatly matched and the prints are well chosen for their most effective use. I would be proud to carry this tote ... and any shade of blue is my favorite color.
I do hope that you would pick my name out of the hat.
Mary Ellen

SandyQuilts said...

Oh my how on earth did I miss this bag ... it's very pretty. I love blue/green together ... reminds me of the ocean. So please throw me into the post. Thanks

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful bag. I love it. Great design, fabrics, color. Just looks like a fun bag.

I'm sure whom ever wins it will enjoy it. I know I would.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com
SewCalGal (@) live.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful fabric for such a cute bag! You have the knack for it!!

Tina said...

What a lovely bag! Great fabric and really great shape. I hope I win! One can never have too many tote bags.

free indeed said...

This one really is vibrant and alittle bit sassy! I'd love to win; or I should say, my 2 college aged daughters would love it if I won! :)
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Rachel Marini said...

Suzanne I love this tote! It's so perfectly summery. I hope to win it!!! Thanks, Rachel

Gina said...

I've said many, many times that a girl can *never* have too many totes! That one is **stunning** and I'd be so very excited if I won it!!

Kristine said...

It turned out so pretty! I still just love those big butterflies! And I love that you put them on the straps! :)

Kristine said...

Shout out given!

rerehere1 said...

Beautiful placement of some darn beautiful fabric! Love it!

Melanie said...

Cute bag. Found you from Kristine's site.

Laurie and Chris said...

These fabrics look really good together. :) Very summery!!

Tudy said...

I voted for the blue. Love the bag.

mary lou eustace said...

I love everything Mark Lipinski. The bag is so cool. I love it and would love to have it.

QuilterBridget said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors; my favorite combination. Marks' fabrics have always turned out great and I'm so glad he started designing! I also love this tote. It looks like the perfect size (I hate HUGE totes!). It's a very unique and clever design.

Love 2 Quilt said...

I love, love, love that bag. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

paweis@yahoo.com

Tudy said...

I just posted your giveaway on my blog. Hope I win.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...I'm so tickled that the fabric choice I chose won! Now if I could get so lucky as to nab this cute tote! I've also posted you on my blog. Enjoy your week!

Jeff and Nichole said...

I always love your creations

nicholedclark@yahoo.com

TattingChic said...

The bag is really cute! I like the colors.

Anya said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Terry said...

Great giveaway! I love that bag!! Thanks so much! :0)

Joyce said...

Beautiful tote. Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the tote! The fabrics coordinate so well. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

Fiesta said...

all your bags are always beautiful. Count me in. Betsy in Florida.

Danielle said...

What a great summer bag! Count me in please, I'm going to post it on my blog right now. Thanks ;-)

junglewife said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I'd love to win that tote!

Vintage Sandy said...

What a fun bright cheerful bag would love to win it will post it on my blog
smiller50@neo.rr.com

Jackie said...

Adorable bag. Vera B watch out! Pick me, pick me, pick me!

Chris said...

Well Suzanne, you have done it again!! Another VERY CUTE bag!! I am going to use those same fabrics for a baby quilt this fall for my DIL baby due in Dec.. Haven't started it yet, I am in the process of making 9 dresses for my sons wedding in Sept...:) Thanks for the chance to enjoy one of your creations!!

Stitch-n-quilt said...

You can put me in your giveaway. Your bag is lovely. It would be great to put projects in to take places. I was scrolling down your blog and saw your visit to Wa DC and Arlington. You had much the same response I did when I was there a few years ago. It was probably for my family the best vacation we ever had.

Chris said...

OOPS! I just added my "shout out" to your post on your garden! Anyway...the flowers are beautiful, I don't have a blog and I emailed some friends to visit your blog...I think its time to go to bed I'm getting everything all mixed up!! :) LOL

crowefan0517 said...

Wow, 45 comments already! I guess everyone wants to win your beautiful tote, me included!!

debby
crowefan0517@yahoo.com

Maryam said...

Meow! Love you!

Barb said...

Me, me, me... please pick me! I'm loving this bag... and now I'm outta here to go plug it on my blog!

Angela said...

Oh, please enter me in. I love the colors. Great for summer!

korpi said...

Beautiful tote!! Got here from Pickle Road and well worth the trip.

Teri said...

Great pattern. I love how the colors play together on the pink one. Great job on the design!

AverettLadyNana said...

Chris emailed me about your giveaway. She was right, I love the tote and colors of fabrics you used.
Please enter me in the drawing for it!

Carolynn said...

Beautiful! Best of luck to all the contestants. That's a very generous gift you're giving away.

Thank you for your kind comments over at my place, Suzanne.

Happy Friday!

zzquilt said...

What a gorgeous bag. I am the bag lady, it's an addiction. Even my DH brings me bags.

Maride said...

Thanks a lot for doing this. It is beautiful. PLease count me in.

Granny's Closet said...

it is a nice bag, but I live in alaska, so.......I can not enter, but just want to say it is a lovely bag.

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

Beautiful tote! Thanks for doing a giveaway. :)

Barb said...

The purse is wonderful...I live in American Samoa with US shipping rates....but you did say no international and that is okay, just had to tell you I love the bag.

AnAggieBug said...

I love the new design for your hang-ups! Great job!

AnAggieBug said...

I added a "shoutout" on my blog. http://anaggiebug.blogspot.com

SUPERQUILTER said...

What a cute and sassy bag. Just love it. I will put a shout out on my blog: thequiltlady.blogspot.com

Gale: superquilter@peoplepc.com

Deb said...

Hi, I'm here because my friend, Chris, emailed me about your giveaway. I think the colors are exquisite! And of course I'd love to win. Thanks!

LizA. said...

I don't know what I like better, the colors or the cool shape on the top edge! Very nice.

Heather said...

Love the bag, I am so a bag lady too. Colours are wonderful. Oh pick me please.

jen said...

I just happened upon your site...I LOVE THE BAG! It is beautiful!

~JEN

www.imabander.blogspot.com

check out my blog...I will mention your site! :)

Jami C said...

The bag is fantastic!! Love the fabrics...they look so crisp!!
Jami
carrtoon at iowatelecom dot net

Shari said...

This is a really beautiful bag - just love it. Good luck to your entrants! Don't count me in as I live in Oz!
Cheers!

Stephanie D. said...

I've been admiring this fabric for a while and I really like it as a tote! Thanks for the giveaway!

Renee G said...

This bag has such lovely colors. I love it.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Christa Irell said...

You do beautiful work Suzanne- LOVE the bag! They used to call me "The Bag Lady" at Taylor Sewing Center in Ontario, Canada (the quilt shop I worked at) because I jumped on any opportunity to make a quilted bags- I am OBSESSED with quilted bags! lol
I am a transplanted Canadian- I live in Colorado too!
Your Etsy shop is wonderful too, by the way...
Keep creating!

Cecile said...

Your bag is so beautiful. I don't expect to be it's owner but I am happy to see it made up as it is.
Thanks for sharing. Cecile

Sewingmamusia said...

The bag is just lovely in these beautiful blues fabrics. You have a wonderful blog. Thank you.

Mary Burn said...

What a beautiful bag -- I love the bright colors and could certainly use it this summer.

Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

Mary
mburn@comporium.net

joanne lendaro said...

cute, cute, cute!! Love the giveaway!! You are now on my blog!

http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

Thanks!!!

joannelendaro @ yahoo.com
no spaces :o)

carol said...

As everyone has posted, your talents are special - a giving spirit and quality workmanship is super.

I enjoy visiting your blog and etsy space.

Thanks,

GRAMEE said...

hey.. count me in on this one!

GRAMEE said...

i posted about your giveaway..

blueviolet said...

That is such a bright and pretty tote!
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

blueviolet said...

I blogged about it here on one of my blogs for you!

Winona said...

This is a very cute tote. I would love to own it. (grin) Winona

Carol R. said...

No wonder you had a hard time chosing which would be the dominant fabric in that tote. All three prints are gorgeous. I would love to win this tote. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

Bonnie said...

I love the colors. It is such a pretty summer bag.

Bonnie said...

I also put it on my blog. Hope I win!
http://bonniebitspieces.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

What a beautiful bag - I would love to own it.

Sandy said...

I love, love, love that bag and will carry it with pride!

Shandra said...

I love this one! I'm actually thinking it would be perfect for my sister-in-law. She's expecting her first little girl and loves butterflies! SO excited.

muellermommyof3@gmail.com

Shandra said...

BTW, there's a shout-out on my blog. alexmuellerfamily.blogspot.com

muellermommyof3@gmail.com

Nicki said...

What a beautiful bag. Love the colors. Your site is very interesting. If I had a blog I'd gladly give you a shout out ...since I don't I'll just email all my friends and let them know.

Lindy said...

Stepped off of Gramee's porch to take a look! What a gorgeous bag! You did a wonderful job on it. I would be proud to show it off. Thank you for giving me a chance to win it!

lusciouschaos said...

Awesome. July is my birthday month.

Patty said...

Wow! This bag is gorgeous! Please enter me in your drawing.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

The fabric is very pretty, but I love the pattern of the bag best! Please enter me; thanks.

Joan said...

What a stunning bag. I'd love to win it cause your fabric choices are beautiful, and hope you create a pattern for it. I'll buy one!

Debbie said...

I won a bag from you and I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE it and use it every day. It's my 'book/writing bag'. I a book in there to read, my writing journal and a pad of paper. I need these things with me always and now I have a snazzy beautiful bag to carry them in. (Of which I've gotten SOOO many compliments on.) Thank you thank you!

Dorraine said...

I love your bag and hope to win it! I also am going straight to my blog sight and entering you site there! I will put you on twitter too!

whimzeestitches said...

Great bag - great fabric - great blog! Would love to win the bag!

whimzeestitches said...

Also posted it on my blog
http://whimzeestitches.blogspot.com/

Rochelle said...

The bag is goregous. Love the colors and love the style. If I won it I would use it every day.

Rochelle said...

I have also posted about it on my blog. And became a fond follower of your blog today.

Diane said...

Wow, that's a beautiful bag!! I just found your blog through Three Turns to Home. Can't wait to get caught up on your posts!

malggl said...

What a beautiful bag. Thanks for the chance to win it!

malggl@comcast.net

C-ingspots said...

It turned out beautifully!! And, I've been reading your newer posts as well...that fresh summer fruit and homemade jam is gorgeous. I love making jams too...unfortunately I love eating homemade jam even better. Oh well...I'll never be skinny so guess I'll just enjoy!!
Thanks for having this fun give-away. Your totes are just beautiful. I'd be honored to sport about town with it hanging on my shoulder. Thanks!!

Susan said...

I would love to have this bag to use. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanne said...

Love that bag! Please add my name to the drawing.

Ladytrout said...

Your bag reminds me of the colors I see at the streams where I spend my summers. The blues and greens are so pretty. It definitely reminds me of the beauty I find in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Nice job. I can definitely see that bag sitting on the banks of one of those streams, filled with some fresh wildflowers. What a beautiful site!

Dinah said...

Hello, I love blue and your tote is the loveliest shade! Please enter me in your giveaway and thank you!
Dinah

busymom said...

Thanks again for offering yet another giveaway. I hope I win!

Barbieann said...

The colors are so vibrant. I love that shade of blue. thats beside the fact that the bag is just too cute!

Kim D. said...

I love your bag. Am I too late to enter your drawing??
Thanks for considering my entry..