Sunday, 7 September 2008

Blogversary Celebration Giveaway... Yippeeee

On 8th September my blog would have been live for one year. It has gone very quickly and the stat counter says that over 7,000 people have visited during that year. Over the past year I have learnt new skills, techniques, fabric designs, designers, quotes, gardening tips, baking tips, the nerve to open two on-line shops and many new friends whom sadly I shall probably never get to meet. (sniff, sniff, tissues out.)
During August my orders increased and September started off with some more.. I even ran out of tissue paper, stickers etc and spent last Sunday evening making more.
My last giveaway was very successful and gained some new blogs to visit in the process so I hope that this will just as successful.

As you may remember I crocheted a purple bag a few weeks ago using Granny squares, I have seen several featured on other blogs. My patchwork is better so I decided to take the crochet bag idea and transform it into fabric...

Harlequin Bag

The bag is made of Laura Ashley furnishing fabric which is slightly textured and is really nice to touch. It is fully lined with crisp white cotton. It has a firm base made from plastic canvas.

As an added extra I have also made a simple matching purse to go with it using the same fabric!

This is my first attempt at this bag in fabric so it may not be as perfect as normal but it certainly is not rubbish. I intend to make more of these to go in my shops for Christmas. However I, thought it might be nice for someone to win the very first one that I made.

Now, to give everyone plenty of time to find this post I will wait until Thursday 18th September Midnight (UK time) for entries. That is nearly 2 weeks. So pop back on the Friday to see who has won then if I can get the winners detail in time I could hopefully post it Saturday morning. Please spread the word of this giveaway, make it more the merrier.

Just leave a comment on this post telling what colour/ colour combination etc that my next version of this bag could be. Anyone can enter I do not mind posting internationally as it should not weigh very much.

Ok, that is about it for tonight. I have completed some WIPs but I shall save those for next time.

Take care!




24 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on your blogversary - well done on reaching your one year milestone (I still have 5 months to go!).I love your new bag design - the fabric and design are lovely. I am partial to blue so that would be my suggestion for your next bag!

Carol VR said...

I'm partial to all things BRIGHT and colourful.

Congrats!!!

kawaii crafter said...

Happy Blogversary!

I've always like shades of yellow.

Juliana said...

That's lovely! I have such a weakness for pink. Congratulations on your first year of blogging! I hope to get there someday, too. :)

jennyflower said...

I'm doing violet and buttercup at the moment! Ace bag-good work teach!

jo said...

Happy 1st Anniversary. I like to pop in to your blog most days to se what you've been up. Your life always seems so busy.

I like bright colours during the grey winter months.

April said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary.

That bag is gorgeous - I love the pink and as you've already done my favourite colours - I'll suggest C's favourite which is purple

April xx

Jennie said...

you have got the creative mojo!! Congrats on your blogiversary!!! Love what you have made for your giveaway, so pretty!
My favorite colour combination is red and turquoise, I think they look so pretty together.

Country Bliss said...

Congratulations on your blogversary.
Lovely bag I was just looking at a crochet one with a similar shape. I like pink and pale green together.
Yvonne

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT!
I`M ALWAYS WILLING TO WIN A GIVE-AWAY SO HERE IS MY GUESS:
YELLOW
RED
BLUE
BLACK
BROWN
PINK
GREEN
PURPLE
ETC
I SO WANT TO WIN THIS GIVE AWAY THAT I THOUGHT THERE WASN`T ANY HARM IN "CHEATING" A LITTLE BIT!
AND WHITE, HAVE I MENTIONED ORANGE, LOL!
JUST JOKING!
KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

BY THE WAY... YOU ARE VERY TALENTED!
DO I GET EXTRA POINTS FOR FLATTERING YOU! LOL
I`M SO GOING TO WIN YOUR DELIGHTFUL PRIZE!!!
I`M DETERMINED... SO LADIES BETTER GET OFF MY WAY!
LOL

Nan said...

Purple and Pink of COURSE!! ;)

Congrats on your Blogiversary! What Blog reading session would be complete for me with out yours to read? I too feel like sniffing when I think of all the lovely ladies I have "met" blogging that I will never actually meet. :`( But then that is short lived as I rejoice in knowing them!!! :) ;) Hugs!

Linda said...

Plaids - I love plaids! :D
Okay colors you asked - Pink & Lime Green it is all I have worked with since my granddaughter was born and I think I have become too attached to it! LOL . Whatever you do will be beautiful in whatever color!
Congratulations on your 1 year blogversary!! Good luck to all!
Linda

Michelle said...

I think the colors black, white, and red would look pretty in a bag like this one. You did a great job making this one!

Alison Boon said...

Congratulations on your blogversary. Lots of great stuff here. I think your next one might be chocolate, pink and cream. Neopolitan. Or blue, white and red might look quite striking.

Elizabethd said...

Very pretty bag. I'd suggest blues and sea greens next.

Purple and Paisley said...

congrats on your blog anniversary! of course i think your next bag should be purples! what else? please enter me in your giveaway! =)

JuliaB said...

hmm .. i'm thinking it would look nice in greens and creams ... or lots of greens ... yes, definately greens.

Happy Blogoversary!!

xx

SummerSadie said...

I think the bag would look great in a bright red and white. Congrats on your blogiversary. I just caught up on the last month of your blog and you've done such beautiful things!! Very impressive. And I send you a message through your webshop about one of your pincushions I want to buy. Keep a look out for it!

Judy said...

Hi, Debbie sent me over and I love the bag. It is beautiful. I'd love to win.

Greedy Nan said...

Hi. Came across you when looking at Kitty's blog and will return - you sound so interesting [wish I could say the same about myself]. Nevertheless [wonderful word], my suggestion for the next bag is maroon-pink with mid-green - I can see it in my head [but I see lots of things in my head so perhaps it's not really that suitable after all]!
I'll be back - to let you know my address for the prize!! And otherwise.

This Vintage Life... said...

Hello,
I come via Debbie who's doing a great job promoting giveaways bless her - including mine!
Well done on your milestone, I've got another six months to go yet. Your bag is great, I think cream, green and a bit of red would look great but then I'm biased. Please add me to the givaway - thanks! Deb x

Marie Antionette said...

Those bags are very beautiful.I love the first one the best.Its awesome.Marie Antionette

LOUISE said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I started my home blog on September 2nd last year, so we are both one year old! I love the colours lime green and bright yellow together. Your bag is beautifully made, I would love to have a chance of winning it. x

inkberryblue said...

Hi! Happy blogiversary! (I think I've been following your blog since it started! =]) Your next bag would be beautiful in blue and pink floral fabrics.
Happy Sunday, Andrea.

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