It’s time… for a giveaway!

I actually hadn’t planned on doing a giveaway until some significant point in time – a particular post number, or perhaps after a certain number of months of blogging or something – but then I decided that doesn’t really matter, so I’m just going to go ahead with it now…

I just finished these two market/tote bags, and one lucky person will have their pick of one of these bags.

The first is one of my favorite fabrics – Alexander Henry Birdseed in Pink, with a bright bold polka dot interior – Anna Maria Horner’s Polka Line in Raspberry.

The second bag is another lovely one (I think the brown is quite nice for fall!) – made using two Amy Butler prints, Trailing Cherry Blossom and Ivory Floating Buds.

Both bags measure the same, and both are reversible if you’d prefer the interior on the exterior!

And now for the rules:

Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. How about you tell me your favorite fabric designer, or even a particular fabric that’s a favorite (if you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know that one of my favorites is one of the prints from Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy line!)… or if you’d prefer to tell me your favorite blog, that’s fine too (or feel free to tell me all those things if you’d like!)

Everyone may enter once, though I’ll give you a chance for a double entry. If you’d like to be entered twice, please grab one of these photos and post about this giveaway on your blog. Please leave a second comment providing me with your blog address if you choose to do this.

Contest is open to all – I will ship to wherever you are, so please feel free to enter, even if you’re outside the US!

I will pick a winner Wednesday night around 7pm (ET).

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

(I better hit the publish button quickly, before I change my mind and decide to keep both these bags for myself!)

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43 Responses to It’s time… for a giveaway!

  1. 1
    melissa says:

    I have too many favorite designers to single out, but I am currently lusting after IKEA fabric. They are 54″ wide fabrics, usually around $5.95 a yard, generally in bright bold prints, and a TWO HOUR DRIVE away from where I live. Boo Hoo.

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    Amy Hodge says:

    There are so many fabrics that I love at the moment that it’s hard to pick. The new Farmer’s Market line is really adorable (can’t remember right off who that is), and I love the Amy Butler fabrics, as well as Heather Bailey’s FreshCut (actually squealed in the middle of the fabric shop when I saw they got it in!). And that Alexander Henry bird print you have used is awesome. I’m kind of partial to another Alexander Henry print these days as well (you can see it at Just something about it!

    I do love reading angry chicken, but one of my other favorites (that I see you don’t have on your craft blogs) is house on hill road. Check it out!

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    Rossie says:

    It is hard for me to pick a single designer because I often *hate* some of their fabric, but love *love* others. One fabric that I have used over and over is Kaffe Fassett’s Paperweight fabric in the sludge colorway. It has a lot of different colors in it to play off of, is beautiful too lookl at up close, and actually reads as somewhat neutral from a distance.

    The bags a beautiful!

  4. 4

    Since I’m still new to the sewing side of crafting instead of knitting, I really can’t say much about favorite fabric designers yet. I have some of Amy Butler’s and am planning on ordering some from Anna Maria Horner (I really like her style), but just can’t commit to one fav, just yet.

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    Jessie says:

    I lovelovelove Heather Ross (both for Freespirit and Kokka) and I absolutely adore Japanese kawaii imports. Of course I love the Flea Market Fancy line (how I found your blog!) I just got some of the Alexander Henry Bird Seed fabric, in the yellow colorway, and am loving it. I’m sad to actually cut into it, so I haven’t decided what to do with it just yet.

    I love to read blogs, and some of my favorites are

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    Amber says:

    Cute bags – I came over from Flikr! My favorite fabric this year (so far) is Sketchbook in Ivory by Anna Maria Horner from her Drawing Room line – I made curtains for my living room out of it – I just love it.
    I do love Heather Bailey’s fabrics too – I’m a fabric addict for sure!

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    Cold in Charlotte says:

    I am totally biased, but I love everything you’ve done and enjoy using the items I have. Your blog is a pick-me-up — always fun to read. I love your photos and your enthusiasm for your new-found hobby. Can’t wait to see what you produce with that beautiful new machine!

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    Michelle says:

    HMM If I had to pick one I’d pick Amy Butler (because I also love her patterns) but Joel Deberry is also very cool. There are so many great ones to pick from, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a couple!

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    Alissa says:

    My current fabric obsession is with Heather Ross’ Mendocino line. Orange and aqua is my currently fav. color combo so it feeds that love!! Oh and the little fishes and mermaids. SO CUTE. I have no money these days so I’m yet to actually be able to buy any, but I LOVE it.

    The bags are GREAT! Thanks for the fun give away!!

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    Rachel says:

    My favorite fabric? Anything that was personally made. I have been BLOWN away by the creativity that has come out of blogland when Spoonflower went live. So many crafty bloggers designing and ordering their own fabric…WOW. I think Miss Emily of the Black Apple had some of my recent favorite.

    I’ll be adding this to my crafty contest page and linking to it at the end of the Daily DIY. I love featuring giveaways there by DIY contributors!

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    Lucia says:

    Just found about your blog through the Daily DIY and I love the bird print bag! I like Amy Butler, Japanese and vintage fabrics. Look forward to checking out more of your work and your blog.

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    Lavinia says:

    I have a lot of favourite fabric designers, but my top 3 are Heather Bailey,specially freshcut collection; Amy Butler and Heather Ross (Mendocino collection: I must have it!!!). I also like Japanese fabrics, though they are hard to find here =(
    Thanks for this giveaway, hope I win =)

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    Katie says:

    I’m not a huge fan of Amy Butler. *gasp* I know. 🙂 I do love a majority of AH and RK though. I’m also a fan of Denyse Schmidt.

    Your bags are adorable.

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    Terriaw says:

    I love the fabric combinations you put together on both of these bags! It is hard to pick just one favorite fabric, but I keep stocking up on fabrics from the Chocolate Lollipop collection, which I’ve made so many projects from, including pillows and bags. I also love the Freshcut collection, which I’ve made curtains, a tablecloth and napkins. I love Amy Butler’s Belle collection too. It’s hard to keep up! My favorite blog has consistently been Linda Permann’s at I love her style, her projects, her photographs, and even her recipes!

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    Melanie O. says:

    Wonderful bags! I’ve just started sewing, so I haven’t yet justified buying designer fabrics to practice on! But, I do love Anna Maria Horner’s blog and her designs. I also find Amy Butler’s fabrics and patterns inspiring as well!

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    Somer says:

    I really like Anna Marie Horner, Amy Butler, Heather Ross, Heather Bailey, and Sandi Henderson. Oh and I love Japanese fabrics. I really just love fabric.

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    Handmaiden says:

    Hard to chose just one, like choosing yr fav child – love Amy butler,Kaffe Fasset and Japanese prints plus lots of the aussie designers like Lara Cameron, Aunty Cookie, Kirsten doran and Pippijoe

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    Rachel H says:

    Oooh, I’ve been lusting after your market bags since I first saw them. I like Alexander Henry’s 2-D Zoo Too and everything by Daisy Janie.

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    Jessica says:

    Hmm I love patterns on fabric more than designers. Currently i’m on a Japanese, gingham and retro fabrics phase but i do love anything colourful or floral.

  20. 20

    How sweet! I am loving Garden Party – but I don’t have any yet. . . 🙂

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    Christy says:

    I have so many favorite fabrics it’s ridiculous! I am currently loving a solid colored Kona cotton that is the most beautiful shade of purple, and I love anything by Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, and Jessica Jones!

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    Betty says:

    Hi- my favorite fabrics are my vintage ones. I have been very good about avoiding new fabric purchases lately. When I find the linens table at a church rummage though- I just load up with goodies.

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    Sulz says:

    Hellooo =D. I loveeee Japanese fabrics and Amy Butler.
    But anything floral, lovely to my eyes and affordable is good enough for me! =D
    One of my favourite blogs is Daisy Janie Fabrics and Designs – which is full of lovely posts.
    And your totes are so pretty! *Crosses fingers and hopes to be the lucky one*

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    Baba says:

    Ecology is important to us all and using these bags for shopping is a wonderful gift. Thanks for the chance to win one. They are beautiful fabrics and either would be a treasure.

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    Jennifer says:

    I love anything and everything Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler! I’ve been lusting over the Alexander Henry Birdseed fabric! Love your bags and blog

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    lorena says:

    Your bags are wonderful! I too like Alexander Henry fabrics as well as Heather Bailey and Michael Miller. I loved reading other people’s favorites since I was able to pick up some new designer names. Thanks! 🙂

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    Kam A says:

    I love Amy Butler fabrics!! Your market bags are so pretty!

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    MegVS says:

    I loooveeee Anna Maria Horner’s Garden Party. So striking. I have made a bag with her fabric and always get compliments on it. Yummy!

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    Molly says:

    Picking a fvorite fabric is so hard. My fav designers are, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner,,Heather Bailey,Heather Ross, Joel Dewberry, and Jennifer Paganelli. I just found your blog, and love the totes!!

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    LisaB says:

    I’m in love with Heather Bailey’s Freshcut fabrics – such great colours! Loving the fabrics you used in both of these bags too!

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    Amy says:

    I wish I could tell you about my favorite fabric but the truth is that I just go, see something I like and buy. I never ask what it is. I could tell you a lot about my favorite yarns though… okay, I’m off topic. How about favorite blogs. Well, I really like yours and I just finished my first Market Bag from your excellent tutorial. Is that too suck-up-y? If it is, lately, I’ve really been digging greenclogs ( I just really connect to the way Sarah writes.

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    Julie says:

    I have a mix of Ikea fabric (so colorful), Amy Butler’s midwestern line, and freecycled stuff. I am drawn more to the print rather than who desgned it. I found your giveaway on Columbia Lily’s site and loved the colors of the brown market bag. Love these!

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    valerie says:

    I am just learning about fabrics so I really don’t know what to say. I know that I love your totes and would love to have one. I have also enjoyed your blog so much. You are very talented.

  34. 34

    Sweet…I want one!

    I don’t know if I can pick a favorite fabric designer. I love all their blogs and each always has some fabrics I can’t live without. I guess I’d go with Amy Butler b/c she’s been around the longest and I always like her stuff. Plus she seemed to sort of pave the way for all the others.

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    Mindy says:

    I really love these bags (I haven’t found many bags I don’t like though). I made a bag this weekend using the tutorial you posted August 28th. I LOVE it! I am pretty new to sewing but found your instructions easy to follow and now have a lovely reversible tote. I am pretty sure I’ll be making many more of these as I cannot resist a good stash of bags (and of course have friends that also enjoy a cute bag).

    Thank you for the instructions!

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    Lorraine says:

    Right now I’m coveting that Alexander Henry Birdseed in Pink pattern. Pink birds, um hum! Your bags are very pretty!!! Just found your blog – I’ll definitely be back.

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    Nancy says:

    I love your bags. I particularly like your fabric choices. I have really eclectic tastes in fabric. I am partial to toile fabrics and all gingham checks. I also love Debbie Mumm quilt fabrics. Your blog is great. It is full of great ideas and info. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your cool bags!

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    Natalie says:

    I just found your blog through flickr! Cute bags! My all-time favorite fabric (at least for now) might be Heather Bailey’s Freshcut – especially the groovy flower here Park Slope by Erin Michaels is really cute too.

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    Kim says:

    Am I allowed to enter? You can disqualify me if you want.

    I like your choices in fabrics, personally. I enjoy reading blogs and read yours (of course), as well as (great foodie one, who is also a friend), (you know about that one!) and (NYT crossword puzzle merriment). Yeah!

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    randi says:

    Hi, I came here via flickr. Love your blog–so many great crafty ideas here!

    My favorite fabric line right now is farmer’s market. The best upcoming line? Daisy Chain from Amy Butler!

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    evensweeter says:

    Since I already posted and it never appeared, I’m so excited to have one more day to enter! Not that I really NEED another bag that is practically identical to the one I already (sort of) own, but one can never have too many bags! Love all your fabrics, especially since I’m too lazy to go looking on my own when I don’t know how to sew. You’re the best. Can’t wait to see the new fabric you got on the cape…

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    Andrea says:

    Wow. I’m not quite design savvy enough to follow different fabric lines! But there sure are things that hit me when I walk in the store. The most recent was a fabric with a black backdrop and brown realistic outlines of kids in Halloween costumes. Funny since I’m not much of a “novelty” fabric lover. I love the bird bag!

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    Andrea says:

    And you are now posted on my blog! What fun bags…hope you get lots of fun and interesting people dropping by your blog!

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