As I mentioned in my last post, in celebration of my 50th post -- and as a big THANK YOU to everyone for your support, kind words, and assistance when needed -- I've decided to host my first giveaway! People suggested some great ideas for giveaway items (fabric, FQ's, magazines, candy, etc.) but I decided I also wanted to MAKE something as part of the giveaway. And that's why my blog's been so quiet this past week!
Let me start by saying that I am not a bag maker. That is certainly my wife's forte. But I had a stack of fat quarters that I was loving and had been contemplating working them in to one of my swaps this summer that I was instead inspired to turn into a set of small drawstring bags. They are from a great (& quick) Amy Butler pattern and have become our "go-to" gift when we need something quickly.
And here they are!
Hope you like them! And yes, they will be filled with goodies ... which may or may not include a chocolate Tar Heel, Sequana! ; ) I've also been grooving to some great new music while working on these, and was inspired to include a mix CD with each of the bags. (I LOVE making mix CD's, by the way).
So here's how I am going to do this. Simply leave me a comment on this post anytime between now and Thursday 7/10. I'll draw numbers and names at about 9PM EST, so spread the word and tell all of your friends! Oh, and if you have a preference on which of the four is your favorite, let me know ... I can't promise anything, but as I pull the names in order I'll try to honor preferences. Sound OK?
#1: Green Flutterby
#2: Pink Ginger Blossom
#3: Blue Flutterby (my personal favorite)
#4: Blue Ginger Blossom