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!