100th post and giveaway time!

Yay! This is my 100th post on this blog! Woo hoo!  I've been thinking about having a giveaway  on my 100th post for a long time, and right now, Sew Mama Sew! is hosting a May Giveaway Day blog event !  What a perfect timing! 

I will therefore participate in the Sew! Mama! Sew! giveaway event for the first time ever...  How exciting!!


And my giveaway item is... this reversible linen tote bag that is handmade by me :)


More images here.  The handles are made of sturdy canvas webbing.


And the reversible side looks like this.

I used this discontinued reproduction fabric to make this tote... which is one of my favorites.  These are the images of birds and flowers by the window.  Aren't they lovely?



It's a perfect size to store a letter pad (8 1/2 inches x 11 inches) or your daily belongings to carry everyday.

Side view


If you are interested in participating, simply leave a comment on this post.   I'd appreciate it if you could tell me know a little about yourself on the comment, so that we can get to know each other : )

I will ship internationally, and this giveaway will be open until May 20, 2010 midnight (U.S. Pacific Time).

One lucky winner will get this tote, and even if you're not the luckiest one, I will also giveaway this handmade matryoshka lavender sachet to 2 more individuals!!  (That's a total of 3 winners!)




Good luck and I'll be waiting for your comments!

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Lorraine said...

Hi .. this is such a pretty tote !!
I live in Queensland , Australia . I love to quilt & sew .
My fabric collection is growing as if it has a life of it's own.
I have 3 grown children & a day job as a midwife .
I don't need this tote but I do covet it !!

Rocketgirl said...

Hi Chick Chick!

I just purchased my first sewing machine & have been bag making like a crazy lady! They look NOWHERE near as good as yours! Practice makes perfect I guess! Thanks for the giveaway invite! Happy Sewing!

~Rocketgirl

Wynn said...

Hi Amy! I have sent out your giveaway parcel! Hope you'll like it and all the things inside!^_^

I love this tote!! Well... I was thinking, if I can win this tote, it will save me alot time and effort to make one for myself! I think I have never really made something for myself. LOL It will fit my library books perfectly when I bring the kids out to the library!^_^

By the way, I'm also participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway too!

Grace (WhimsyLoft.Com) said...

Hello,please count me in! I'm also a participating in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway at my blog. Come visit me!

I'm from Malaysia, and love sewing and beading/jewelry making and all sort of craft.I'm crazy over all sorts of sewing notions especiall fabrics from Japan and Japanese sewing. :-)
Nice meeting u!

Grace
http://whimsyloft.com

sweetTarap said...

Hi Amy, I love fabric crafts and the feel of touching them. I only started as a beginner to make fabric zakka recently. I am glad that we can meet more and more friends who love sewing from all over the world.

ayumills said...

Once again! Cute creations from you!! I'd love to use the beautiful tote to go to the library! I can think of so many was for it! And the little lavender sachet is super adorable too! Such an original idea!! A little about myself..
いつも仲良くしてもらっているPink Penguinことあゆみです♪Amyさんと一緒でリネンとかビンテージっぽい布が大好きです♪♪

Lula Dahl said...

Oh I LOVE the tote! The sachet is adorable too, but lavender gives me migraines! :( I don't know what to tell you other than I just started my first string quilt today and am very happy with the results so far! I am going check out the rest of your blog and flickr now. Very cute things! :)

Rebeccajoypowers@gmail.com

Doina said...

I live in Romania and one year ago I discovered quilting. Since then I try to learn more about this art. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love the tote and everything that you do. I have just started sewing again after a long, long break. It has helped me to get over some stuff going on here at the moment. Keeping my hands busy, keeps my mind off the bad stuff happening for a short while. It is a welcome break. Checking in on your blog does the same.

diana from australia

PY said...

Hi, Amy, Thanks for giving me a chance to try my luck here .

I am a Malaysian Chinese lady who is greatly in love with Japanese pattern books, Japanese crafting books , Japanese fabrics, Japanese food ,Japanese notions and etc.I hope I could have a chance to travel to Japan one day.

I wish to get this lovely tote linen bag sewn by a kind Japanese lady ! :) !

9crafty11 said...

Congratulation on your 100th post! And your tote is lovely too! I enjoy sewing clothes, bag making, patchworking & knitting/crochet..but there never seems to be enough time in the day does there. Oh well the housework can keep for another day!

Hiromi said...

HiAmy,
Congratulations on your 100th post!
Your prizes are very cute. The tote could be my knitting or crocheting bag to keep my project in. And I am a pretty big fun of Matryoshka dolls. I have a little collection of them.

chaospueppchen said...

I wished I could sew or had at least the patience to learn it. I really have to left hands and am kind of a perfectionist. I tried once to sew a bag, but.. yeah... I need a lot of practice... if ever a lonely homeless sewing machine knocks at my door...

And I really love those bags. If I could sew, I would have one in every colour. I use them for my stuff for university and they wear out really fast ...

However, actually I would prefer the sachets, since, as I commented before, I love the Matryoshka stamp so much :) I really admire your work and skills

Greetings from Sweden
Jannica

amber said...

I am from Idaho. I am a twin and i have three daughters

Kay Lynne said...

That is a really neat tote--the sachets are cute to.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Amy,
Its a pretty tote. I have tried making a similar one but i can never seem to get it right. It would be perfect.
I love the Matryoshka sachet. I love lavender and I love anything with Matryoshkas, they are so cute.
And Congrats on the 100th post way to go, I tried blogging once but just didn't work out.

Beth Form California! =]

Megan said...

Beautiful tote and sachets (my husbands family is Russian and we have several of these nesting dolls in our home). What a lovely blog! Please check out my giveaway as well over at megsmonkeybeans.blogspot.com. You can see the kind of crafty things I've been up to lately!

Lael said...

Pretty! So european!

Sew Lovins said...

Hi Chick Chick, I am a momma of a 18 month girl, a sewer, quilter, photographer and cook living in Northern California. I LoVe cute fabric and am obsessed with Kawaii! xoxooxo Congrats on 100th post!

VickiT said...

The tote is wonderful and so fun to have it reversible. The bird/window fabric is awesome. Love that one the most myself.

Congratulations on your 100th post as well. Great for you.

Foster Momma said...

Cute bag! I'm a mommy of 3 adopted children...a son 6, 2 daughter's 4 and 23 months. I live in Pennsylvania! Great giveaway!

Jenn B said...

What a cute a bag! Congrats on your 100th post, what wonderful timing!

Jenn

Birgit said...

First of all, congrats on the milestone! :)

Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely bag. :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

Megan said...

That is a lovely tote! My four year old daughter is always giving me her things to pack around so I'm sure we'd have this filled up in no time. It'd also be great for library books - which we get a new batch of every week! Thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

Hi Amy!

My name is Tara and I live on the coast of Australia. I adore sewing. I've recently been in an accident where I can't use my left hand at all, so no sewing for at least five more weeks :( I have one budgie, Agamemnon (nicknamed Aggie) and he gets very excited when the "Neighbours" theme song starts playing.

Thank you for holding this giveaway :) Your tote and sachet looks lovely.

Phoenix Peacock said...

Hello Lovely! What wonderful giveaways (and I'd even be happy to settle for 2cd or 3rd since lavender is one of my favorite things!). I am a grad student studying counseling and art therapy - so I think that creativity and the process of making things is healing and life enhancing. wouldn't you and your totes agree?

The said...

Hi Amy!

I'm from Southern California and I started sewing when I was pregnant with my daughter. It's been about 2 years now and I'm diving headfirst into various projects to see what I enjoy most. I'm currently working on a quilt for my daughter's second birthday.

The bag is adorable and the lavender sachets are even cuter!

Thetottery AT gmail DOT com

merlinthecat said...

Thank you for offering such a lovely prize! That fabric is soooo cute. I love birds. I'm from MI and I enjoy sewing, knitting, crochet and upcycling salvaged vintage jewelry. It's very nice to meet you!

bellsjo said...

Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! I love your giveaways - you are extra kind offering three! I am from the UK and have been sewing for just over a year. I love it and the lovely online community we have!

Jessica said...

Hey!
I'm a biological anthropologist, who also loves crafting. My husband is a jazz musician and composer, who loves science experiments. We have a crazy house!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

That is a great bag. I love that fabric paired with the linen. :)
I'm a relatively new blogger and I live in Carlsbad CA!

Amanda said...

What a beautiful tote! I am a mommy blogger currently residing in Connecticut but the Navy is sending us to Virginia this summer!

Anonymous said...

Bag would be so perfect to hold all things every day when My daughter and Y go the park,but also we love Matrioska too =o).
Danijela
pprincipeta@yahoo.com

affectioknit said...

Awesome - I think I'm addicted to totes!

elaine said...

I love your pretty little totebag!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

luke and pamela said...

oh i LOVE this tote! i have just rediscovered linen myself - it's so fabulous! i didn't get it together myself for a giveaway today, but i did have one for the last sms giveaway day - and i think it was my 100th post as well! congrats and thanks for giving!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful stuff!
billington5@yahoo.com

shelia said...

i <3 the tote and the sweet sachet. I live right outside D.C. and have "re"discovered" sewing and quilting after my last kid left for college. I enjoy "peeking in" to see what everyone else is doing!!!

Morgan said...

LOVE that birdie/window fabric. I'm addicted to tote bags, because I always have one more unfinished project that needs containment. :)

ellenannr said...

Isn't SewMamaSew wonderful. I really like your bag, nicely done with linen and printed fabric but I love love love your patchwork bag, I am impressed with how you reworked it. Nicely done.

Amaranta said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!
Well my name is Amaranta, i am Mexican but live in Jacksonville, and I am a blogger
http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/
escuishi(at)hotmail(dot)com

SarahB said...

These are so very cute! My name is Sarah originally from Maryland and moving to Pittsburgh in August. I graduated from college yesterday and am getting really excited to move into the next chapter of my life!

Katie B. said...

Fantastic! I just picked up some books from the library, and this tote sure would've come in handy!

I live in Alabama, have a toddler son, and love making quilts :) Check out the giveaway on my blog:
kakorner.blogspot.com

Wehaf said...

How lovely!

I am an engineer, an atheist, and an environmentalist. I love to sew, but am not very good at it.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Andriella said...

Soo cute!

Addie said...

I live in Northern California and love to sew, knit, photograph, and collage. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine so I have a soft spot for matryushkas. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Liz said...

thats so pretty! So i come from germany :) I go to school and like my friends xD

Lu said...

What a great little tote! I live in Utah, and my husband spent two years in Russia, so we love matryoshki! Thanks for posting! My email is in my profile.

Maroesja said...

I love your tote! I'm from the Netherlands, a sahm to 3 boys. I recently started sewing, but first need to work on a decent stash ;)

intastellaburst said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway. My name's Hannah, I live in Leicester in the UK, and I love hula hooping, teaching small children, dabbling in many different crafts, Twin Peaks, Russell Hoban, the Flaming Lips, and many other things besides!

baukje said...

The tote is beautiful, the fabric with the window and the flowerpots is just gorgeous. I should also be very happy with the matrouyska.

http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

artwords said...

oh my, those are both adorable. i can totally picture my sister-in-law carrying the tote! thanks for joining this giveaway day!

Samina said...

Lovely bag! I really like the way that linen looks. I've been rebitten by the sewing bug after almost 15 years of inactivity & I'm amazed at all of the amazing things that people are making out there. So much inspiration!

Matteson Family said...

Beautiful tote bag!! I am a stay at home mom of three children under 2. Love to learn to make new things. So excited to become a follower of your blog!!!

woolybooger said...

Your bag is so sweet. Thank you for the opportunity to particiapate in your giveaway. I used to sew and kinda stopped but now I am starting to sew again. I use my husband's father's small iron singer sewing machine. The stitches from this machine are beautiful.

Peggy said...

What a lovely bag! I love linen, vintage fabrics, Europe, and am fascinated with the Japanese culture... One of our families goals is to go to Japan as I had a friend many years ago who was an exchange student from Japan.

Tallheden said...

Hi!
Like your tote Bag! I am from Sweden and like to sew. I keep myself busy by taking care of my three little ones.

Grace said...

I like that fabric! I'd love to win. I did a giveaway last time and it was fun but didn't get my act together this time.

I live in GA and I have a blog too. Like your blog and will be back.

grandmarockton said...

I'm grandma to 6 and 1 great granddaughter. Have blog am very busy doing???

Staci said...

Adorable tote, great fabric choices. About me, I live in the desert and am a new blogger!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

cute tote.

patchworkpalace said...

Hi. Myself and my sidekick Cupcake princess live in Birmingham, England. We're fairly new to all this blogging so we're really enjoying surfing around looking at peoples blogs this evening...everyone is just so creative. Come along and have a look at our blog and see what we like to create...

Leslie said...

this is great....i am Leslie, i live in NY. quilting is what i love to do. this is such a great giveaway
lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

Amanda said...

Seriously adorable tote...Great giveaways..
I am from SoCal myself..So excited to spend a lot of time at the beach this summer :)

Cinnamon said...

Hi! What a great tote, I love the fabric. I'm a mother of two, a boy and girl, living in Oregon. I sew, embroider, dabble in other crafts, but I'm truly head over heels for knitting!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

what a great bag! it would be so useful for so many things. And I love that sweet fabric.

mmmm... something about me.... I'm a simple, country girl. married to my high school sweetheart and we have 4 amazing kids!

loko6@peak.org

theneatery said...

I love Japan! I was lucky to visit there for 3 weeks in 2005. Also, thanks for offering this bag. It's fab!

Amber
lanigan/at/yahoo/dot/com

Sara said...

what a great tote! I'm in Pennsylvania :)

Carla said...

I'd love to carry that around. I love fabric bags. There is always a diaper or two or an outfit or four that I can't fit into what ever bag I am carrying, so I am alway scrounging around for another bag to carry the overflow!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

danielle said...

Very cute tote. I am a pastry chef in WI. I love to sew and craft but my tiny apartment doesn't allow for it right not.

FlowerMomma said...

Love this stuff! you can get to know me over at my blog. I share about everything from crafting and sewing to my life as a doula and photographer, urban gardener and Mom extraordinaire!

Lottie said...

Hi, I am Lottie. I have been knitting for a few years now, but have only just started sewing a few weeks ago. Despite getting a sewing machine for my birthday a few years ago!

Willa said...

Love the bag and the sachets!

Clever and unusual.

Brooke said...

So cute! Great fabrics! Well, I saw you were from Japan, and that is actually where my husband met! We were stationed over there in Northern Japan (both of us are/were military). Right now we live in Montana, where we have 3 kids: 3,2 and 2 months. I love to sew and knit and anything crafty... but with the 3 littles, it is hard to find too much time!

Noreen said...

Very nice bag! I love that it's reversible.

ange said...

cute cute cute !!!

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
Spain

justenoughstyle@gmail.com said...

That bag is so cute! A girl can never have too many bags right?
~Jessica

justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

ashlee.stricklin said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!! ashlee.stricklin@gmail.com

Freda said...

Hi! I'm Freda and I live in Alaska. I just want to say that each of your giveaways are great! The fabrics are fabulous!

Grace Wong said...

thanks for the giveaway!

I have a crazy obsession with Japan!
Currently I'm on a magazine spree - I downloaded probably around 50 japanese magazines (sewing, fashion, random, etc)!

shou.milk@gmail.com

Kristie said...

What a lovely tote! I make totes myself, isn't it fun!? You should check out my blog and etsy shop...
simplystylishdesigns.blogspot.com
In fact, one of my totes was recently pictured in Woman's World Magazine, pretty cool! Stop by sometime!
Kristie
stew4242@msn.com

Kristen said...

I dream of having my own handmade giveaway someday when I become the QUEEN of primitive rug hooking!

couponboss at gmail dot com

Caitlin T. said...

lovely tote! i love reproduction fabrics!

my brother actually lives in japan with his japanese wife, and they often send me adorable japanese fabric.

Shana said...

very cute!
shanaheaton@hotmail.com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

As a busy mother of two littlies, I am a big fan of totes for carrying all their gear, LOL. And those matryoshka lavender sachets are soooo cute (we're big fans of matryoshkas in this household).

Don't forget to pop around and visit my giveaway if you have the time.
:) Deb
debyeo at hotmail dot com

Holly said...

What a charming bag. Count me in!

Cathy said...

Love this tote. I'm just learning to sew patchwork and quilts and such. I just made a gardening maternity skirt even for myself. I still need to put pockets on it, but it works and is way more comfy than something over my belly.
I'm looking forward to more posts from your blog. :)
Cathy

Liz said...

What a cute bag! Also, I can not believe you have peacock eggs in your backyard! Things like that just don't happen in Michigan.
I'd love to use this as my library tote! My oldest son wants so many every time we go, we have to battle for space in the small bag I have now. I loved peeking around your blog a bit!

Ashley said...

Lovely bag! I'm a momma to 2 boys and a little girl. Love to sew clothes and dolls, and I love embroidery. And vintage fabric. I enjoyed browsing your blog!

Mandie and Amy said...

Cute! I just had a baby who is the cutest thing ever. :)

Mandie P.
justwemoms at gmail dot com

jessica said...

Lovely! I'd love one!

Jerri said...

Cute! Love the blue accent windows. You can get to know too much about me from my blog: www.manycrafts.blogspot.com

Julianne said...

Beautiful bag! I'm a SAHM in Ohio. I do have a doctorate in marine science but decided to stay home and start a family instead of join the workforce and I'm so glad I did. I knit, I sew, I quilt, I crochet, and I enjoy life!!

Jennifer said...

Such a cute tote! I love the color combinations. I'm a graduate student in Texas with a husband and a dog. I sew, garden, and read. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Who can refuse a great bag giveaway... My name is Steph I am from Australia and am into all things recycled, up cycled refashioned... you name it. I have just started making hexagons which are my new addiction!!

xo Steph

Sarah said...

What a lovely tote! I lately have been doing a lot of quilting - I never would have thought I'd become a quilter but I love it!

CarolineB said...

I'm Caroline from Ireland. Blog-lurker supreme. But am seriously considering setting up my own blog.

Oh and I desperately want to learn to sew!

carbar79 at gmail dot com

redzshadow said...

That is a great tote! I envy those who can sew well. I am an amateur sewer. I mostly knit and spin these days.

AEK said...

Love the bag! I live in a suburb of Chicago and although I am not a very crafty person I greatly appreciate who are and make it into an artform (such as yourself!)

Thanks!
angiedkelly at gmail dot com

TheFancyFritter said...

What a unique & one of a kind bag! I love it! Thanks for the giveaway & I'd love to be entered! Thanks again! ~Stacy

Yellow House said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I love the bag!

Jenni said...

Cute bag! I am Jenni, I live and work as an engineering cleaning up my local watershed live in Salt Lake City. I love the mountains and my giant 80lb dog.

Carrie said...

Love it! I'm always in need of another tote bag.
carriebjacobs(at)yahoo(dot)com

gazimama said...

Congrats on your 100th! =) Nice work as usual! from H.B.

あの、お地蔵さんがいいな~。なんちゃって。

Emma said...

What a great site! I love the bag, it would be perfect to hold my knitting when I am out on and about!

I sew aprons, and think I may have to branch out into bags after seeing this one!

Liz said...

Super cute tote! I love to sew but spend most of my free time drooling over other people's work :)

michelle norris said...

Precious tote. I love to sew, quilt, knit, read, and sail. But, most of all I love being a wife, mother of 3, and grandmother of 5!

The Sewing Dork said...

something about me.. I am a linen junkie, and I do frequent giveaways because it makes me feel good to give. Never won anything though... let this be a first!
www.sewingdork.blogspot.com (Come see me for another linen giveaway)

carrauntoohil said...

About moi? I read about sewing and admire other people's handiwork more than I sew myself (fear of messing something up, I guess). I like to find fabric at resale shops and garage sales. I have two lovely rescue dogs. I'm vegetarian. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

Rachel C said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm from Indiana and am new to sewing, but loving it so far.
rach62803@yahoo.com

jerimi@threecatlimit.com said...

Hi! I work at a vet office, and am making my way through vet tech school. It's a challenge, but lovely! Today we had a 3 day old orphan kitten come in, and I got to teach it's new family how to take care of it. Please wish them luck!

Holly Days Closet said...

I love to crochet and do all kinds of crafts. I've been a grandma now for almost a year and I will tell you I never thought I would ever love anyone as much as I love my grand daughter. I'm getting ready to take the 40 day love dare challenge.
Holly

whitney reeder said...

hi,
i'm whitney. your blog is really cute!
i like this bag - i would like to learn how to make something of my own like this sometime! :)

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Hi! I'm Elizabeth and I live in Portland. I like sewing and crafting, and would definitely use this adorable tote for carrying school things in. I am doing a giveaway on my blog too if you would like to check it out! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Skooks said...

Aww . . . your little lavender sachet is so very cute!

skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

Ramya said...

This tote will be a great for all my knitting supplies that I carry out in plastic bags!
Please count me in!

leigh7911 said...

That is a really lovely tote! It would be great for carrying cross-stitching stuff in, much nicer than a plastic bag. :)

Becky said...

Your tote is beautiful. The construction looks to be superb!

I'm a 50 year old happily married Wifey, Mom of 2 grown children, 2 grown step-children, 1 daughter in law, 1 13 yr old Petey the Boston Terrier, 2 feral kitties who adopted us and I have 1 grand daughter, 4 grand doggies, 1 grand cat! I sew, knit, blog, thrift and junque shop, eat and sleep!

Thanks for the chance to win! Be sure to check out my giveaway too. http://sewinstitches.blogspot.com

Lichtlein said...

Wow, I'm the very first one and so deeply impressed!
Would be so nice to be the lucky one.

Kind regards from Germany
Claudia

frauknopf@gmx.de

Kerry said...

Lovely tote, I love linen and a print together. i am from the UK, sew whenever I can, I am giving away too if you would like to visit. Also loved you bird coin purse!

sy said...

the repro fabric is pretty :D would love to win the tote. i'm living in redmond washington right now, but i was born in china and spent my teenage years in canada. i love crocheting little toys and knitting accessories, and planning to crochet a blanket or start a quilt in the near future

Seaside Siblings said...

wow, great giveaway! would love to be the lucky winner! I am a crafty muma of 2 girls from New Zealand

tscd said...

Those sachets are SO supercute! I would love to have that little lady smiling up at me when I open my sock drawer every morning.

Hui-Wearn said...

hi there chick chick
i am from Malaysia. loves cross stitch
would love to win one of your goodies!

hwtuan[at]hotmail[dot]com

handmadehappiness said...

Scottish girl living in northern Ireland embracing motherhood with 2 toddlers trying to sew and enjoying dried mango along the way!!!!

tracimjanderson@yahoo.co.uk

bubbachenille said...

That is one awesome tote! Please pop over when you have time and enter my giveaway too.
www.bubbachenille.blogspot.com

Laurelyn Scicluna said...

Well Im an aussie girl that has reached adulthood in the last couple of months and would LOVE to sowe myself a bag but cant find the time with all my school work and church responsibilities. AND i absolutely adore your bag, it's neat, the design isn't overbearing and the perfect size, the way I like my bags!!

Kelly said...

Oh I heart linen so much. And the little matryoshka is just. too. much.
About me: an Australian, who lives in a small town, is married with 3 kids and 3 cats, loves making stuff,....have I put you to sleep yet? ;)

Peach Rainbow said...

That's a cute little tote, thank you!
I am from Sri Lanka and I love sewing and crochet.

Patty Jakob said...

Hello! I love the tote bag. My name is Patty and I live in Canada. I am a photographer and painter and now I have started to do some sewing. I known how to sew since I was five years old, my mom taught me so I could make my dolls some clothing. I sew for few years and then the teenage years came, and you don't want to be on your sewing machine while your friends are out "having fun", besides at that age everybody thinks that sewing is for old ladies. So I stop. Now I have a 2 yrs old daughter and she's my inspiration.
Thank you for the chance of this give a way.

cheers

Patty

Cat said...

Hi - I am Cat, I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my 2 gorgeous girls (6 & 2) and 2 mischievous cats. A graphic designer by trade and an avid crafter... I just love pretty things!

I am also having a giveaway here: http://cattaylornz.blogspot.com/2010/05/sew-mama-giveaway.html

Frangipani said...

A big hello and nice to meet you from the Netherlands :-)
Lovely tote, and so nice that it's reversible. A girl can never have too many bags right!
Ok something random about me so we can get to know eachother....
The thing most heard in my house these days is "optimus prime" it comes from my little monsters transformer and it's not driving mummy insane at all!
thanks for the chance to win this.

Three Dancing Magpies said...

Darling!

Deci said...

I live in California, I make tote bags. Sound familiar?

Raheli said...

Hi! My name is Raheli, and I live in New York. I work for a dairy farm & also as a gardener. I sew & knit a little, but over the summer it seems like I *think* about sewing more than I actually do any. Ah well...

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Hello. My name is Vickie and I'm from the atlantic coast of Canada. I try and live a simple, organic lifestyle and love tending my gardens. I can't describe the feeling I get when I receive something handmade from someone... it is so special. I do "some" sewing but nothing well made as yours. Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

Ann said...

Hi. I was brought up in NZ and am currently living in AU. I have cute cute cute niece and nephew (1 each) who I am constantly buying ad sewing things for.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Ann
oceanian@lycos.com

Jen said...

I've been born and raised in Ontario, Canada and I have a 1 yr old lil mister who is my FAVOURITE thing ever ;)

Love the bag!

Leuchtzeichen said...

Hi, I am from Germany and i love blogging and knitting since a few months! Thanks for this lovley giveaway ... it is all beautifull!
many greetings
Heike
leuchtzeichen@kabelbw.de

Kathi said...

The bag is fantastic! I live in the US and enjoy sewing and knitting. kwarmelink@gmail.com

sally said...

I love the bag, but I may be the only one that loves the lavender better. I'm in Idaho and currently my two little kids are doing their best to break my computer. the oldest (4 yrs) is still asleep.

ktquilts said...

Love reproductions and modern fabric! I make several projects all at once!!! I think that I must be a little nuts!!

Blessings,

KT

Rainbow JenJen said...

I love the bag, but the lavender is very sweet too ;)
I've hit follow on your blog.
I'm from Australia, married with a 23mth old son, who we hope to give lots of siblings one day!

StephanieS said...

That is a pretty bag. I love the print. I'm a stay-home mother in Nashville, TN. I have a one year old boy. He keeps be pretty busy, but I'm making time for giveaway day! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michele said...

Hello from Orlando, Florida. I started quilting and sewing in 2007 and haven't stopped to take a breath yet! Love your bag and dolls! Very clever!

Mamas Spare Time said...

What a great combo of fabrics! I am SAHM from AZ that discovered sewing after my daughter was born. Now I am addicted!

Miss Crafty said...

Wow, what a gorgeous tote! It's quite summery but would look great all year round. I'm from Scotland and trying desperately to find the time to get back into blogging and making following a whirlwind year of bad health, getting married, renovating a house and generally trying to carve out a little me time in all the chaos life throws our way!

gill said...

I love bags!!
I am a member of postcrossing whereby you send and receive postcards from all over the world!

Gill

Jacque said...

Love your work and would love to win ..

I am a quilter, rug hooker, reader, dig in the dirt person..love people and creating.

thanks for a chance to win.

jleibfried@aol.com

Jen said...

I could always use another bag! I love to knit, take photos, and create. I live in S. Africa but am currently spending some time in Texas!

by Daisy said...

hello! this is a wonderful bag! and i'm a big fan of matrioshkas so i would love the lavender sachet as well.
i'm from Portugal, i've found my love for sewing and quilting some months ago and asked for a sewing machine for my birthday. unfortunately i have limited time to dedicated myself to making as much as i would like and i'm always making things for friends and never end up having the time to make something for me.
my last piece was a baby quilt for my friend's baby who was celebratin his first birthday. this was in march... can you believe this? since then i haven't even gone inside my sewing room for more than 5 minutes :(

mommymae said...

what a great bag! my name is jenny. i'm from phoenix. i love to sew, thrift, & sing. we're getting ready to move & my house is full of boxes.

The Johnsons said...

Me pick me! I love your cute tote!
Thanks for doing this.

coryshilokids@netzero.com

sandandstarfish said...

it's absolutely beautiful!
I just started making my own re-usable bags, completely hooked, and yours is to die for! I love the birds and flowers by the window... so peaceful and serene :)
and even the sachet is adorable! I have yet to make any but I really really want to. I've planted some lavender and I'm waiting for that to grow nice and tall and strong so I can make a lot of them!
I live in Panama City Beach, FL where we're said to have the "worlds most beautiful beaches." So far no oil has reached us but I have a sad feeling it won't be long until it does. Breaks my heart!
thanks for hosting this giveaway :) you really have a lovely blog!

CaLynn said...

I welcome you to get to know me more at my blog, but i love my cats (and husband;), my craft room, the internet, anthropology, and reading.

I also love totes and the colors you matched together are wonderful! Thank you for having this giveaway:)

Serena said...

It's a lovely tote and such a nice size!

I'm a bit boring, but I'm married and have two little girls that I stay home with and that are a lot of fun to sew for. My favorite colors are green and yellow, and I love food!

Sara said...

Thank you and I am writing from GA and loved your blog!

melody said...

These are very sweet! I could really use a new knitting bag, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. You can learn more about me here: www.littlehomeblessings.com

melody(at)littlehomeblessings(dot)com

Dawn Till Dusk said...

That is a lovely tote!! A Little bit about me, I live in North Dakota and love to make quilts, Denim quilts mostly.

Jenny said...

yes Amy, I do love that fabric...I have a little of that windows fabric too! I made a quilt for my newest nephew with house blocks and the center house had this fabric in the window...so cute! your bag is great, thank you for a chance.

joyaum said...

I`m a german girl living in Spain and mother of a little boy (2 years). I love fotos, colours, strawberrys, IKEA, postcards and (fore sure) sewing :)

Your bag is very pretty and I would like to wear it!!! Maybe I am the lucky one ;)

kisses from the south of Spain,
Sylvia

I'm also giving away - if you want to step by
www.joyaumcreative.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

I love the bag!! I'd like to win this one!

MªCarmen, jnb_88(at)hotmail.com

409cope said...

Love the cute bag!I am the mom of grown men and live in Ontario,Canada.Hubby is retired from the military and we are just chillin with our cats and little dog.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Digital Misfit said...

I love that bag! The repro fabric is adorable, and the roomy size makes it perfect for the market.

heidig@gmail.com

Jenna H. said...

I'm an archaeologist in Tucson, Arizona who is very happy to be sitting in the AC right now - it's already really hot!
Great giveaway - thanks!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

Donna said...

I love totes, I use them instead of bags all of the time......my name is Donna and I'm from Baltimore, Maryland...I would love to win!

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

CMEH said...

You can't get better than Linen! I LOVE EVERYTHING LINEN and I would totally use this daily! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Marcia said...

Gorgeous bag. I live on a cattle farm in rural Florida. Thank you for your generous handcrafted prize. Please enter me into your giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Frida said...

Hi there!
Im Frida and I live in Sweden with my husband and two daughters. In my spare time I like to sew and you can visit my blog if you want to see pictures of things I have made.

Your give away looks fantastic and I hope I will be the lucky winner! :-)

Nanbon44 said...

please enter my name in your lovely drawing, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area. and most of the items I make are for charities....

Desiree said...

I am Desiree from WI. I love the bag. Thanks for the great giveaway.
simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail.com

Judy said...

Hello Amy. I love the bag and sachets. I see you balance your life as an accountant with some things artsy. I live in Florida with my little dog who is lots of company and keeps me laughing. I guess you could say I am semi-retired due to some health problems. Thanks for the offering.

Jessica said...

Congratulations on your 100th post - I've just had a giveaway over on my blog to celebrate too (unfortunately it was before I realised that the sew mama sew giveaway was happening again... ooops!). I love lots of different crafts, at the moment I'm making a lot of crochet toys but I'm also trying to get into sewing a bit more too.

Your prizes are beautiful - thanks so much for hosting the giveaway!

Damla said...

Hi, I'm from Turkey. I hope I win the bag, thanks:)

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Meredith said...

Hey, I'm Meredith, and I'm a mother of 6 (I know right?) I'm originally from Northern California and grew up on a Cattle Ranch. But now I live in swampy Southern Georgia!

sewfunky said...

So cool...

I'm Dione from NZ, and I'm basically a craft addict - I like to learn new things all the time!

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine:
http://tinyurl.com/34k4cgd

Helena said...

That tote is awesome, love the sachets too.
Btw a Texas native with 5 kids that homeschool

Anonymous said...

the tote is sooooooo niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

mojcicahorvat(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vesuviusmama said...

Congrats on reaching 100 posts! I live in Virginia, and I love blogging, quilting, reading and spending time outdoors. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful tote.

Jessica said...

I'm a stay at home mom from Vancouver, Canada who loves to craft and sew!
curry.jessica@gmail.com

Katie said...

Great bag! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm in CT and love to swim and craft.
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Bethgun said...

I love totes! I can be reached via my username at gmail, should I be so lucky as to win. Thanks!

SheilaC said...

I love this tote!! And its reversible?How great is that!?

Thanks for the chance to win and come visit mine!

I am a mom of 3 20-somethings, and too many cats to admit to, I work in a middle school as a teachers aide although I am looking for a teaching job since I just got my BS... lots of life changes... been quite a ride.



SheilaC

Anonymous said...

Love the bag and the satchets. I live in Ca. am the mom of three grown kids. I enjoy sewing and knitting, and hanging out at the gym. My favorite things to make are practical things. Quilts, clothing, pillows, aprons, hats, mitts ect...

cocostitch said...

こんにちは!
100postおめでとうございます!!
使い勝手の良さそうなトートですね!私もエントリーしちゃっていいですか?
Giveaway私もいつかやってみたいです。その時はご指導よろしくお願いします。

Crunchy Sews said...

I think the tote is very pretty.

I like to sew, enjoy the outdoors and aspire to be the crazy cat lady in my old age.

Stacy said...

Hi, love the design of your bag and the other items are so cute! I live in Texas, in the US, and am a mother of one! Thanks for the giveaway! stacyjj3@yahoo.com

Ariane said...

What a great giveaway! I am a mother of 3, and I work full time. I quilt in my free time and love to share my projects on my blog. I love reading blogs and getting inspired by all who share their projects.

Kelly O. said...

Hi I'm Kelly and I live in Ontario, Canada!
Great giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

M and E said...

I'm Melissa, and I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband, 2 daughters, 1 bunny, 12 chickens, and 3 cows.

maxandellie at gmail dot com

M comme...Maman said...

Hi! I'm from canada! Stay-at-home mom of 3, sewing a little, enjoy life a lot! Ooh! I love, love it! Keep fingers crossed! Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

Amanda said...

Love the tote bag. So, something about myself...like M comme...Maman above, I'm from Canada and a stay at home mom (but only one baby).
BRITBABY13@hotmail.com

Christi Harrison said...

hi, thank you for the chance to win! i'm from texas but live in chicago now.
christiharrison@gmail.com
thanks again!

Paper Tiger said...

I think the matryoshka very much! Nice work.

Kristen said...

I love linen too! I am a making a bag and some sachet out of Red Riding Hood material right now. Don't get me started... ;) You have made some fabulous stuff here!!
Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Shaun said...

Love your tote. Need something new to carry. thanks for such a great giveaway! i am a mother of 4 now, the youngest is 5 months today. i am learning to sew and have recently moved from the west coast (CA) to the east coast (TN).

ChallenCharms said...

Lovely bag. I am an Aussie gal who lives in South-East Queensland. I love crafting and have a store called ChallenCharms on Etsy and Made It.

challencharms(at)gmail(dot)com

http://challencharms.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

You do amazing work.
atchisonsteph(at)gmail(dot)come

I have just started a blog blackcoffeequilts.blogspot.com

bethanndodd said...

Let's see...I am a SAHM to 3 boys and I love to sew...I have a great hubby and family time is the best...we all love the Royals even though they stink...thanks for the chance to win your great tote! beth.dodd@att.net

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