Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tote Bag Giveaway!

After some set backs and interruptions, I finally finished the last tote bag. Making these were so much fun! For my pattern, I used McCall's 3136. I was looking for a pattern that would work for carrying library loans, a few items from the farmers market, or just anything that I could use rather than hanging up with no purpose.

All but one bag were made completely from my "stash pile" since it only requires 3/4 of a yard (double that if you want the same fabric for lining) From left to right, a brown embroidered twill, a white twill, and a slate blue linen:

I made them all with various sized pockets:

one to hold a card, (the library card perhaps?)

one to hold a cellphone,


and one to hold... whatever you can think of!




And they all have different embellishments too:
*Yo-yo's and vintage buttons


*Yo-yo's (two the same size, and a larger one in the middle) with vintage buttons


One single tatted motif with a vintage button
*I saw Anna's plate of yo-yo's and found them to be so adorable! And they are so fun to make too! Here is the pattern for them: How to Make a Yo-Yo.
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And so now, since I don't possibly need three bags, I have decided to give one of them away. The scoop is though, all you have to do to enter, is leave a comment with your name (first name and last initial, please) and say which one you'd like!
You can be entered twice, by posting a link over to this post from your blog, and then leave a second comment (please leave your blog address too)!
I will choose a winner Monday morning, and will post the winner shortly thereafter.

72 comments:

Maria said...

Enter me in please!

Maria said...

And once more!
http://www.boscardin.org/2008/tote-bag-giveaway/

Rachel said...

Rachel M. and I like the blue linen one...

Rachel said...

Me again...still the blue linen one and my blog is http://booksandpianos.blogspot.com

Ana Marie said...

The blue linen one looks lovely, Cheri!

Andrea said...

Andrea H. and the slate blue one!:-)

Anonymous said...

Alexandrea... I like the blue one best!!

LeAnne said...

Those are so cute, Cheri! :) I might have to look up that pattern! I love the fabrics you used too.

I feel kinda funny "entering". LOL Don't know why, I just do.

But, okay. LeAnne G. and I like...all of them. ;) I think I like the brown or blue one best.

And I'll post a link for you on my LJ. http://grits03.livejournal.com/322106.html

Sarah Plett said...

So cute. I like the white. :)

Chantel Harding said...

Adorable! I love the brown or blue ones.

http://songofsummer.livejournal.com

Chantel Harding said...

Oops, I didn't give the right link OR my first and last name. :-P

http://songofsummer.livejournal.com/463214.html

And it's Chantel H. :)

Leah said...

Leah C.

My favorite one is the white bag with the blue floral insiding. ;) :D

Ana Marie Ort said...

I forgot to enter properly, Cheri. Enter me as Ana Marie O. :-)

mandajanie said...

Pretty! Amanda M. (AKA, me!) likes the brown one best. :)

Nicole S said...

They're all very pretty, but I like the blue linen one best.

It reminds me, though, that I should probably try tatting again before I completely forget how.

Nicole S
ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

A Journey Towards....God, Family, Health said...

The white one is pretty

Cathy V

Lori F. said...

Oh my, they're all gorgeous! I have to say the blue linen with the tatted motif stands out in the crowd! Just beautiful :) Thanks so much for the chance to enter!
Lori F.

Michelle said...

Michelle M

I LOVE the white one

Christopher said...

My daughters would like to enter for the blue tote. I enjoy reading your blog. Christopher S.

Christopher said...

And here is my blog: seekingrebekah.blogspot.com - Thank you! -Christopher S.

Amber D.M. said...

I love all of them! They're so beautiful. Do we get to choose which one we want? *wink*

Please put my name down! And I'll be posting on my blog and Facebook.

Amber D.M. said...

though you already know my blog addy, here it is again, since you requested it (I want to be sure to get my two votes! teehee!).

missamber.livejournal.com

abideinchrist said...

those are really cute! I like the blue one.

~Jaime R

www.livejournal.com/abideinchrist

Natalie (Nyquist) Klein said...

oh those are really nice. The white one is my favorite--but I like how you made them each so unique.

Amanda said...

The tote bags are so pretty! I just love the "brown embroidered twill".
Please enter me in the drawing.

Amanda B.

Amanda said...

My journal address is:

http://amanda-marie-b.livejournal

Amanda B.

Rebecca said...

They're all so pretty, and functional too! Please enter me for the blue linen bag.

Rebecca C.

Leah said...

Please enter me! I'll be back to enter again with a link to my blog post! :)

Leah said...

Please enter me again. :) Here's the link to my post!

http://www.reformedfarmerswife.christianagrarian.com/?p=154

I'd love the brown one If my name is drawn!

Leah T.

swedish-maiden said...

Fauna M.

I love the brown one. ;)

Fauna said...

http://swedish-maiden.livejournal.com/142727.html

I feel rather selfish...especially knowing what I know. ;)

You make suck adorable things, Cheri!

Fauna said...

*ahem* That should have been *SUCH* adorable things...sorry. :P

Brooke said...

I love the white one! Please randomly select me!

neuropoet3 said...

These are sooooo cute - I think they would make wonderful knitting bags (or library bags!). Please enter me! :)

Jenny B.

major-sarah said...

The bags are all lovely, you did an awesome job. I especially like the brown one, though. =)

~Sarah G.

(Oh, and thanks to Amber for sharing about this on her facebook!:)

major-sarah said...

Oh, and here is the link to my blogs-

www.xanga.com/imoutofstep
http://major-sarah.livejournal.com/

~Sarah

sbonetsue said...

I love the blue one, so crisp and tidy! Enter me please.

Olivia Joy said...

Lol :) I was just on the Sense and Sensibility board and saw your picture on the WIFD :) And then I went to my friends blog and saw the link to yours, and what do you know, here you are again :) BTW, you looked lovely today :)

I absolutely adore the white one!!!

I will be back Monday morning :)

Olivia B. www.trintje.blogspot.com

Olivia Joy said...

Me again....And I still adore the white one :)

Jantena B. said...

I just love to see creativity!
I like the brown one please :)

Anonymous said...

entering bag giveaway. I'd like the brown embroidered twill.
Anna Little

Kyna (aka RetroGirl) said...

All of those totes are really nice!

I don't really need another tote bag, but please enter me! :D

Kyna R. (my internet name!)

oneofthebunch said...

I love the brown one the best! How lovely!

Please enter me!
~@~Courtney~@~

oneofthebunch said...

And here is the link for my blog:

http://oneofthebunch.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/totebag-contest/

Thanks again for this giveaway!

~@~Courtney~@~

mommad said...

Rebecca D and I like the blue and white.

mommad said...

Rebecca D again, blue and white again. :)

my blog is http://mommad.blogdrive.com

Lines From The Vine said...

I love the blue one with the tatted motif! How sweet- you did a great job.

Please enter me in the give-away....

Thank you,

Tracy

Tara said...

They're all beautiful! Nice job! I like the brown twill one. The yo-yos and vintage buttons are just too cute.

Tara F. (from the S&S Board)

Joy C. said...

I like the white one!

Anonymous said...

You don't know me; I'm one of those lurkers, a friend of Rachel M. I enjoy seeing your historic clothes and cute projects. Your tote bags are very cute. If you would enter me in the drawing, my favorite is the brown bag, and my name is Shannon B.

molly said...

My name is Molly H... I love the brown

Sarah said...

All the bags are really cute. But my favorite is the brown.

~Sarah

Sarah said...

and here is my blog address

www.lifefromthetoaster.blogspot.com

Alice said...

I'm Alice V., and I love the white one!

Anna Leigh said...

All of the bags are so cute !! I really like the blue linen one the best !!

~ Anna H.

Tilly said...

Hi! I'd love to enter...I'm thinking that blue one with the tatted flower would be a lovely diaper bag... :D
Mackenzie H. (from the S&S board)

Tilly said...

And again, still for the blue one!
www.tillystea.blogspot.com
Mackenzie H.

I'll be back on Monday!! :)

Coeur d'Court said...

Hands down the brown one. :) They are all are SO pretty! You do such beautiful work.

Coeur d'Court said...

Okay, it's on my blog now too. :)
-Courtney N.
(and sorry I forgot to put my name and last initial in my last comment.)

Anonymous said...

I'm partial to the brown!
Linda S. lovemylittlefamily at yahoo dot com

blackhawk said...

jonathan k.and like the brown one

abigail said...

those are really cool bags. I sew but im not that good.I really like that black one with the flowers its very pretty.
NAME;abigail k.

domokunmaster@yahoo.com

Maria said...

Don't count this as a third entry, but I just realized that I had forgotten to choose which color I liked out of all three of those!

(The brown one. =])

Rachel said...

Rachel W. -- and my personal favorite is the brown.

Beautiful work!!!

Jessica P said...

I like the Brown one! Good job on your bags very useful and handy. Jessica P (Courtney's friend)

Tania said...

Tania D.
I love the brown one!!

tami said...

the blue one would be great! thanks for the chance.
www.agodlyhomemaker.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Ooh, those are cute! I like the brown tote best, but they are all so adorable!

Amy Z.- Cherry Ames on sensibility

Julia Marie said...

Julia Z. - they're all so cute, but I'd say the brown one wins. . . :)

Amy said...

Amy again!
http://amyandjulia.blogspot.com/2008/01/link-to-tote-bag-giveaway.html

Tammy L said...

I'd love to be entered!!! :)

My favorite would be the dark blue one with the tatted lace. So lovely!! :)

sarah m said...

Enter me in! :) I love the white one! Adorable - good job!