Wednesday, May 27, 2009

welcome to GiVeAwAy day!!


here is what i have for you! this is a miss purl project tote made entirely from recycled materials. the bag's outer is a thrifted cotton sheet that has a nice, crisp linen feel. the lining is an organic cotton gauze - scraps from a mama who sews baby slings. the top of the tote unsnaps and opens up for easy loading and unloading. and there is a cute little pocket inside! this bag is the perfect size to hold a knitting project and notions. the miss purl project tote is just one of the exciting new items i will be stocking in my brand spankin' new etsy shop in the very near future!


i am also including this beautiful skein of handpainted single ply merino in a pale rainbow colorway. it is 3.5 ounces and approximately 218 yards.

and this adorable vintage holly hobby fat quarter.


to win the tote, the yarn, and the vintage fabric simply leave a sweet little comment on this post and make sure i have a way to contact you.
* i will choose a winner at random on sunday, may 31st.
* i am only able to ship within the US this time.

and, if you feel so inclined, please click over to my new shop and add me to your favorites so you won't miss a thing when i start listing items in a couple weeks. if you do so please leave me an additional comment!

good luck!


comments are now closed... and the lucky winner is jerri from many crafts!
ThAnK YoU for stopping by to celebrate GiVeAwAy DAY with me!!


154 comments:

christine said...

the holly hobby seals it for me! what fond childhood memories i have of her. thank you for the chance to win!

Katie said...

Everything is just lovely! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Pixie Starlet said...

Erika, your talents never cease to amaze me! I'm a little scared for the new shop because I know I'm going to want everything!! :)

tara said...

so sorry I live in france:((

whatever! you can play on my blog !!!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Erika of course you have a great giveaway! Talented as usual and make me think that I should expand my sewing!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Ho sweet is your give away!!! The yarn is beautiful... hmm what to make?! We're having a give away too. They are too much fun...

xo Steph

Anya said...

Thanks so much for the chance for the generous giveaway!

Heidi said...

Your blog is wonderful & your kids are so darling!

This is a fantastic giveaway!

www.craftyheidi.wordpress.com

Brenda said...

I love holly hobby and the bag is beautiful. thanks for the giveaway.

Lauranie said...

I love the bag! I have yet to see one like that, so original! Good luck on your new shop! I'm having a giveaway too...check me out!

Stacy said...

Very beautiful Erika! I sew love Holly Hobby. :)

Andria said...

Love the items but the Holly Hobby is over the top. My girly has two quilts with holly and this would find it's way into her room. Thanks!

Leslie said...

Love the new bag! Can't wait to see your etsy shop!
My giveaway is a bit about knitting too. :)

water works said...

I can totally see my soon to be newest babe in a little cap made of that awesome yarn. And the bag for all those baby essentials! Thanks for the give away fun.
civengrmom@cox.net

Hermione J. Schwartz said...

Congrats on the new Etsy shop! I will pop over and heart you so I can see all your great stuff.

That tote is awesome and will be so handy this summer especially. I also dig the handpainted yarn. It would be hard to decide what to knit with it. A light and pretty and hole-y hat maybe.

I have a giveaway, too, so stop by if you can! =]

http://hermionejschwartz.blogspot.com

Jingle said...

What a great bag! I love that you used all recycled materials!!! That vintage fabric is AWESOME!!!

Heidi said...

ooh lala!!!I love holly hobby

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I added you to my favorite shops.I'm trstno1 on etsy and I'm your first hearted it;)Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail[DoT]com

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Please enter me in the giveaway as I must have something my friend made and the yarn and vintage holly from my childhood would also be great to have.I still remember my holly hobby tack board.Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail[DoT]com

Jessica said...

Great giveaway - everything is adorable!

Nichole said...

I love that bag! I have been following you for a while and I enjoy your blog!

roseread said...

The best part of giveaway day has been discovering so many great blogs :)

Luke & Kelsie Frazier said...

So cute! Im just getting into knitting again and I want to learn to crochet too. Im so impressed! Thanks for participating in the SMS giveaway!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love the Holly Hobby too!

I have been going in quilting overdrive lately...

amishsunshine said...

Good luck with your new etsy, everything looks fantastic(I'm especially drooling over the yarn...)

Heather said...

yay! So cute!

I added you to my Etsy faves!

Jenna Z said...

Oooh, what a sweet package of goodies! I love the Holly Hobbie fabric, those would make awesome features blocks in a Project Linus quilt!

Emily said...

Oh, what a sweet prize. I believe I shall tell you my favourite joke in the world... (courtesy of a 5 y.o. cousin)

- What did the zero say to the eight?
- Nice belt!

kraftykash said...

This is some great stuff. I have loved Hollie Hobby ever since I was a little girl. :) I cant wait to see your new shop.

Adriana said...

Beautiful! Love the yarn!

tursiopsgirl@sbcglobal.net

KBraden said...

I love it all! I really love the yarn!

windycindy said...

The Miss Purl Project Tote is wonderful! I love the color, The handpainted yarn is gorgeous! I would be honored to be entered in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kim said...

Oh Erika, what a fabulous giveaway!!! Congrats on your new shop :)

kikiverde said...

I love the bag of recycled materials- great idea!

Thanks for offering up such a great set of giveaway prizes.

SethandKara said...

I like the style of the bag. I'll be checking out your etsy shop for sure.

Dionne said...

Wow, I LOVE Holly Hobby!
Cheers,
Dionne

Anonymous said...

Erika,
you truly are an Inspired Mama,and you inspire other mamas. The fabric and yarn are beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway.
Cary

cmfremin@yahoo.com

kj said...

Yery beautiful giveaways thank you

Dee said...

I love that bag! Wonderful choices :)
I love the look of your blog.

mintdee at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Heres my sweet little entry, er... note. :) <3 you, mama!

Sunny Tuesday said...

I love that yarn! Not to mention I adore Holly Hobby!

NaturesWayLearning said...

What a great give away. I'm drooling over that yarn.

Footin said...

Everything in this giveaway is awesome!

QuiltChick said...

Lovely items! Thanks for being so generous!

elizabeth said...

what a great giveaway!

Kim said...

Oh your bag is adorable and love the Holly hobby fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Here is a sweet little comment for a sweet little give away prize!

Nicole said...

i was just drooling over these bags on flickr. and the yarn..oh my.... i could go on and on about al the goodies. i'd be in heaven if i won! i never win anything but i HAVE to at least try for this!!!!

marie*jolie said...

1. Darling bag (And I'm a BIG fan of using thrifted and repurposed items- kudos to you on that one!)
2. Holly Hobby... do you love me, or what? I know you want to send me that to go with my Holly Hobby hot pads... I can feel it. *grin*
3. Handpainted yarn... what is this, my lucky day? As an addicted knitter, I must tell you that I could do wonderful, gorgeous, and fabulous things with this yarn.

So, yea, I pretty much want to win. Thanks for the chance to play and see your goodies! leafygreenes at gmail dot com

two hippos said...

the tote is so cute!

I'm also having a giveaway and hosting a fq swap. Come and check it out :)

Eema-le said...

I don't know what's cuter, the bag, the yarn,or the fabric.

Leigh said...

That yarn is beautiful, and I LOVE the tote and fabric!

MoniCue said...

Cool bag design--and that yarn is scrumptious.
monicawalkAThotmailDOTcom

Del said...

I love the Holly Hobby fabric! It reminds me of my fifth birthday - I had a Holly Hobby cake!

Susan said...

Great giveaway, but I think the best part of giveaway day is finding wonderful new blogs to visit! Thanks for the chance to win!

melanie said...

i did an embroidery project of holly hobbie when i was growing up. i thought i would never get her hat done! i love these "gifts." i can't wait to check out your shop.

melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

langlangcreations said...

That yarn is delicious! Thank you for the giveaway!

sandyandcosmo said...

The Holly Hobby fabric really brings back memories!

sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

melonkelli said...

That bag is really beautiful! Thanks for the contest.

Mel said...

Darling giveaway items!
Thank you!

Baba said...

So fabulous! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Tara said...

Great giveaway! Love the bag and the yarn!

Jerri said...

Awesome goodies!!

Whosies said...

The tote bag and yarn are cute, but that holly hobbie...um cuter!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Awesome giveaway!! I love your site. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Such a beautiful bag! I like that you used recycled materials for it. :)

tammiemarie said...

that yarn is so pretty! I think the bag looks perfect for a knitting project, thanks for the chance to win!

Ferreira; Party of Four said...

Thank you for the offer; what a cute bag!

Mama Lusco said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway.

Bonnie said...

Cool--I can stop carrying my sock knitting around in a ziploc ;) I was big into Holly Hobby as a girl too!

Lane said...

holly hobby! i had one of her flower presses growing up. one of my favorite things to play with!!

heyaheather said...

What an adorable bag! And I love the yarn too :)

unexplainedbacon said...

What a cute bag! And such beautiful yarn!
Thanks for the great giveaway :)

Sue Anne said...

I love the yarn! And, the fat quarter and tote bag aren't bad either. Please add me to th list. :)

Robyn said...

what a great giveaway! Thanks so much for playing!

fochaux said...
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fochaux said...

awwwwwwwwwww yeah! LOVE the yarn.....i'm a total crochet geek and all my hooks are currently in UFO's so the bag is definitely soemthing I want....I mean 'need' :)

yehudim said...

My heart is soaring over this giveaway! Here's hoping!
Thanks for the chance to win! And for being so generous!

Yehudim(at)aol(dot)com

Marieke said...

I love the project tote design! I knit on the go quite a bit, and something like that would be perfect! I love the yarn and the fabric too. I'll definitely be checking out your Etsy shop!

mariekevictoria (at) gmail (dot) com

Kim said...

What cool fabrics and stuff! Love the bag! Please enter me in your drawing. And welcome to Etsy too!

ZandE said...

Awsome bag, and the yarn is just beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Holly Hobby, I love her, what a pretty fabric that is!

Laurel said...

oh what a lovely bag... that's just perfect. and that YARN... it's lovely. it got me dreaming immediately of what i'd make with it!

Bowlby said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Must. Have. Yarn.

kldemare at yahoo dot com

kelliemorgan said...

WOW! Awesome items. Thanks so much!

HeidiMonkey said...

Gorgeous, thanks for the chance! I love the yarn too!

momtoqts said...

That's a really unique looking tote. And holly hobbie, I so remember her! My mama even made me a dress from HH fabric.
brianandnicole65ATmsnDOTcom

Louisa said...

oh so cute and perfect for my latest project.

Megs said...

That is absolutely beautiful yarn!

debbiekl said...

Very nice items. Love the tote!

The Shumate Family said...

how lovely!

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway!

I am 8. Check out my giveaway too. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

My mom also has a giveway at www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Martha said...

It's all so beautiful. Thanks for hosting a giveaway

Sarah said...

Hobby Holly! My mother made me a birthday cake of her one year. Maybe I can maker her something to return the favour?

Genevieve P said...

What a great bag! Thanks for the giveaway!
parknj at verizon dot net

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

such a sweet giveaway!

Fish in Training said...

Super cute!

A Joyful Chaos said...

This is an exceptionally sweet give away. I would be very happy to win!

Jennifer said...

I love it all. Thanks for the giveaway.
maisiesmom at gmail

Bonnita said...

Great bunch of goodies.

greeblygreebly said...

Gorgeous yarn! I could eat it with a spoon!

*Michelle* said...

Soft, beautiful, hand-dyed, yarn, every 70's girl's favorite dolly & a handmade fabric bag? Count me IN!!! :D

Raheli said...

neato! Also, I've never participated in any kind of mail swap, but it looks like so much fun! I need a few brainstorming minutes to get inspired.

Laurel said...

Oooo Holly Hobby! Love that. Thanks for giving!

moorefamlily said...

Love love that yarn!
jmoore3333(at)gmail(com)

Susan W said...

I love your giveaway! THanks so much for the opportunity. I have a little girl and would love to do something with the yarn and the holly hobby for her :)

Thanks so much!
suserat at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

I love, love, love holly hobby! I had an entire holly hobby room when I was a little girl. Thanks for adding that to your giveaway.

Lisa said...

I absolutely adore your lovely giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win such fab goodies!

Lisa said...

Oh, I forgot, I also favorited you on Etsy - can't wait to see what you'll have :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful stuff, thanks for sharing. come over and visit my giveaway, hand dyed wool, and a wool applique kit.

http://jeanne-justjeanne.blogspot.com/

Gretchen R said...

Nice package!

Cassie said...

Wow what a cute bag. I keep looking in thrift stores for sheets I could use for things, but haven't found anything that caught my eye yet. Lovely yarn too!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cassie
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

junglewife said...

Fun! I'd love to win this!

seemommysew said...

oh how fun! Check out mine too. :)

knitspun said...

Please enter me in this lovely giveaway.

Diane said...

what a lovely giveaway! Thank you for participating!

shelia said...

count me in please! :)

The Mangerchine's said...

i would love this, and am so glad that you used recycled materials!

Sheila said...

Great give aways! I would make something for my younger sister out of the Holly Hobby (she is 36) and I would make a pair of socks from the yarn for my other sister (twin sister)....and since I don't have anymore sisters....I would get to keep the bag!!!!!

dds07 said...

I just started knitting on my bus ride. I totally need a tote to keep everything together!!

Heather said...

I would love to be entered. Thank you!

heathervanhoof[at]yahoo[dot]com

Misty.Creek said...

sweet comment? I love the sweet fat quarter; reminds me of my childhood!

Ali said...

Oh wow. I thought the tote was a great prize, then I saw the other stuff. I love the Holly Hobby fabric!

Sally said...

I love these things! The bag is so cute and I love the yarn, too! I had almost forgotten about Holly Hobby! I'm sure I had a Holly Hobby doll when I was a girl.

Whimsical Creations said...

Fabulous goodies!!!


Thanks for the chance to win!
=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Peggy said...

Holly Hobbie pictures are still hanging on the bedroom wall of my childhood bedroom. Great giveaway! Thanks

Michele P. said...

I love the tote design, very nice-and even better that it is from recycled material as well!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

krousegirl said...

What yummy soothing colors. Thank you for a chance to win. Good luck with your etsy shop. Jenny
krousegirl2@aol.com

bylulu said...

So cute! Hey, we also have the same serger! LOL

Paul Thompson said...

I think I'm going to win!
pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacy said...

And who doesn't need a ne knitting bag and some more yarn? LOL! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Rebecca said...

What a great prize package!! Thanks for the chance to win it! : )

SophStan said...

Oh my gosh I want to win soo bag you had me with the way cute bag but then the fabric ooh I loved holly hobby when I was young she was my first doll I had her forever well even if I don't win thanks for the trip down memory lane :) oh and I love your stuff very nice!
Sophie
rumneychavies@yahoo.com

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Goodness... you have some cuteness in your stash! Please enter me in your giveaway. :D

Val

julie said...

I love totes made from recycled materials! (I'm giving away one, too!)

Thanks!

www.kundhi.com

Super Fun Mama said...

Thank you for your giveaway. Great item! I also want to give you a hug thanks for the generosity and heart that went into making your item. I love and support handmade!

pinecone304 said...

I really like the idea of a pouch to keep projects in. YOur work is really nice. THank you for the chance to win.

DangAndBlast! said...

Nice goodies and nice blog... I'll be back!

affectioknit said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

Etrauring said...

Wow what a great giveaway!! Thanks for sharing :o)

ktquilts said...

Wow!! I still have my Holly Hobby in my cedar chest!!!She was my favorite as a girl!!!!

Mary Ella said...

lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance. Good luck with your etsy shop.. I will be sure to check it out!

Sarah said...

what a great giveaway!
i could so use a project tote to keep my yarn out of the dust.
and the yarn...and HOLLY!? :)
wow!
thanks so much!

Ginny said...

What a lovely little tote, I always need bags like that!

Carol R. said...

I love your blog! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

Breanna S. said...

the yarn and project bag are just lovely, I would be the envy of all my knitting friends.

momma rae said...

what a wonderful little set!! i love the yarn!! and i have always adored holly hobby!! ;)

Erin said...

Whhat a useful bag and great yarn!

Renee G said...

Please include me. Oh I think I remember when that Holly Hobbie fabric first came out.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

corvustristis said...

Lovely giveaway! I'd be very tempted to knit a chameleon out of the yarn ('course, I want to knit a chameleon out of everything with multiple bright colors).

Thank you!

corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

KittsKrafts said...

What a cool giveaway! Please count me in.
=^..^=

K. Anne said...

please enter me! thanks!
~Kim
(ksknitchic@yahoo.com)

abby said...

I really like the style of the bag - very different from all the others i've seen. thanks for the give away!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

What a wonderful and generous giveaway. Please enter me in your drawing. Your blog is very nice.