Saturday, March 15, 2008

GIVEAWAY!!!........I've been up to something and it could be yours!

I've been very busy putting something together for a special giveaway. If you've read my previous posts, you'd know that my cat, Mouse, has been ill. He's doing better and better with each passing day and we're very hopeful for a full recovery. In his honor, I am offering a cute tote to one lucky winner. You can use it for transporting your pet's snacks, water, blanket, prosciutto bone, or anything else you may need for your daily outing. Maybe you just want to use it for your stuff and that's okay too. There will also be several surprise goodies included with the tote too.

Here are the details. I am offering this tote to my fellow bloggers or anyone who has a Flickr account(all countries). The giveaway starts today. If you would like to enter, please post to my comment section UNDER THIS BLOG ENTRY ONLY. Please be sure that along with your comment, you leave the URL to your blog or Flickr site. I will need a way to contact you if you are the winner. This giveaway will end on March 31, 2008. The drawing will be held on April 1, 2008. And no, this is not an April Fools joke, I promise. LOL

Here are a few picturs of the tote:

This photo shows you the process of hand stitching the yo-yo's to the front of the tote. You can also do this by sewing machine if you'd like. Please refer to my posting of February 25, 2008 titled "Tutorial--Attaching a Fabric Yo-Yo by Sewing Machine" if you'd like to learn this method.

This is a close-up of the upper right side of the tote. It is embellished with a red and white polka dotted flower and is attached to the bag just below it's handle. You can also get a peek of the fabric yo-yo embellishment, eleven in all.

This photo shows the area toward the bottom of the tote. I have attached black jumbo ric rac by hand sewing it to the tote with red embroidery thread. Three buttons have been added for extra detail.

This photo shows all three embellishments that have been added to the face of the tote.

This is a photo of the completed tote. The body of the tote measures 15-1/2-inches in length by 14-1/2-inches in width and has a handle drop of 7-1/2-inches. It is a one of a kind piece. I had just about 1/3 of a yard of fabric to work with so this bag cannot be duplicated.

Good Luck and Aloha!


Handmade by carlab said...

Hi from Portugal, love this bag!! Whish me luck!!
Have a great day-

periwinkle vintage said...

Thanks for such nice comments on my blog! I see you are a master yo-yo maker. Aren't they fun?? I want to put them on everything!

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Such a cute tote! I am so gald your kitty is feeling better!~~~XXOO, Beth

rowena said...

How I'd love to win this tote, but with the unreliability of the italian postal service (still waiting for 2 packages from the states!), I think I better step back and see who will be the lucky person instead. I would however, love to pass the word around and mention this on my blog if you'd allow me to use that last photo! You can reply back here since I've checkmarked the box for Email follow-up comments.

Beautiful job!

Jackie said...

Very cute tote! I hope your kitty is feeling better. What a way to honor your cat, I love it! I have also been on a Yo-Yo craze. Check out my post on them. I was doing them in Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I love the way they turned out. Thanks so much for the chance to enter your contest. I am enjoying your blog as well.

corry said...

I love the tote bag, so gorgeous with the flower and yoyos on! Thanks for visiting my blog so I could follow the link back to yours! I'll come back to read and see more!

fiore_labs said...

I love this tote.. I have 2 labrador :-))
Kisses from Italy

Lettie said...
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Natalea said...

Sorry, Natalea, for deleting your comment. I'm still a newbie at this and I want you to know that I didn't do it on purpose. Although I cannot replace your original comment, you are entered to win the totebag.
Many apologies!

Andrea said...

Hi Arlette - I am probably too late for the draw but just wanted to say hi and thanks for commenting on my blog. You have some interesting stuff going on - I will be back for more x

retdairyqueen said...

What a great tote bag I just love the dogs

pamdux said...

What an awesome tote, I am sure saddie would love it.