May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day - Retro Fabric Tote Bag

Hi everyone- happy Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

I've put off a few celebrations I wanted to make here on the blog of late, so what better time to celebrate than now?  When I first started this blog, 300 posts and over 100 readers seemed a long way off, but I'm happy to have shared this journey with you all and made it to this point! For those of you who are new readers-welcome!

If you're a new visitor to the blog, here's a few of my favourite posts and things that happened this year.

I explored a lot of hard topics for me : letting go of my expectations, finding courage, talking about hard stuff, thinking of the future, and struggling a bit with my decision to go back to school for a Social work degree but also exploring the way this change has affected my outlook.
I made some cute things :  robot perler bead art , fabric fish cat toys, Valentine's Day pins, cute phone covers ( I even put a bird on it), worked on some quilting, and starting working on a fun knitalong project with a few blogger friends.
I talked about some things that are close to my heart: International Women's Day, the importance of poetry, Craft Hope projects, and participated in some new things, such as my first book blog tour.

You can also visit my About Me page to learn a bit more about me, as well as check out my progress on my 30 before 30 list and visit my Etsy shop for more crafty fun.

Giveaway 

And now, on to the giveaway! Today I'm offering up this lovely retro tote bag!

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This lovely bag is made out of a retro print fabric, that is lined and features a removable inside pocket (it attaches inside with velcro) to hold all those little things. (and is also available in my Etsy shop if any of you fall in love and don't end up winning!)

How to Win (mandatory entry) 

Leave me a comment below with  your favourite thing you have planned for this summer-maybe a trip or a picnic, or something else entirely. Make sure to include your email address.

Bonus entry: 

Since I'm celebrating 100 followers with this giveaway, I'd love you to join in! Become a follower of my blog and tell me how you follow me in a separate comment for a sweet bonus chance to win!

Ways to follow are: GFC, Bloglovin', RSS or Hello Cotton .

Rules 

The giveaway is open from now until May 25th at 8pm EST
I will ship internationally, so this giveaway is open to everyone!
Two chances to win, as above.
Winner will be chosen my random number generator and notified by email, as well as in this post.
If I can't find an email address or way to contact you, another winner will be chosen.

♥ Craftzilla 


Giveaway now closed! Thanks for all your entries! 


The winner is the lovely Tricia of Fresh Raspberry Quilts!







83 comments:

  1. I cant wait for the freedom of summer!! no school especially!! (:
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  2. hi gilly! love the bag. :)

    i'm really excited for the new batman movie... and prometheus. summer blockbusters are definitely the highlight!

    congrats on 100 followers! here's to 100 more :D

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  3. I plan to go swimming alot! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Nothing specific planned as of yet, but I know lots of 4 wheeling will be in there somewhere!

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  5. Summer plans, hmmm....might go to Canada for a visit.

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  6. Summer plans - lots of swimming!

    Thanks for the giveaways! :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  7. Following your blog now :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  8. Hm, the only exciting big thing I have planned is in the fall! :} I think the thing I'm looking forward to the most this summer is making myself a weekender bag... after I make one for my sister. >_< Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. A trip with my husband, hopefully to somewhere very close to the ocean!

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  10. Im off on the Fat Quarterly retreat in June, that's my big summer treat

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  11. We are taking the family to Disney World.
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  12. I plan to spend the summer days introducing my new baby girl to the world and all it has to offer! ^_^

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  13. we go swimming and spend all day once aweek

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  14. hi! my favortie plans for this summer is to just have fun and love the warm weather! I love the bag! It's super cute!

    Andrea
    rea344@yahoo.com

    :)

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  15. I am now a 'liker' of your facebook page. :)

    Andrea
    rea344@yahoo.com

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  16. Summer plans are staying close to the AC:) Thanks

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  17. This summer (actually over the next 3 weeks) I'm going to 2 weddings for friends of my daughter who passed away 4 years ago. I love that they still include me in everything.

    majorasue at hotmail dot com

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  18. Very cute! This summer I'm doing a biology field course with lizards to finish off my college degree. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I'm hoping to take a trip with my hubby this summer. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  20. i'm looking forward to some nice warm summer weather and many trips to the beach! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. It's almost winter here in Australia, but every summer I look forward to crafting while out on Picnics.

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  22. we are in the middle of coach pitch softball with the first great nephew. we are looking forward to warm evenings on the river with our spinning reels, in search of catfish and bream. enjoying God's glory


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  23. i follow you on gfc as penny hyde

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  24. Lots of trips to the beach are planned this summer.

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  25. I follow you with GFC, Bloglovin, RSS, and Hello Cotton :)

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  26. I follow GFC Gale Nelson
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  27. I am looking forward to hanging out with my son now that school is out. Gale
    pgan427@yahoo.com

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  28. every summer my grown kids and their families and my husband and I go to the beach all together for a couple of days. What memories we have so hopefully this year will be no different. kathyccd@hotmail.com

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  29. The best plan I have for this summer is a trip to NYC to see daughter, SIL, and grandson. What fun.

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  30. We are planning on a trip to the beach this summer
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  31. I uber-excited about going to London for almost 2 months this summer :))

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  32. We are going to visit Vancouver Island, taking our landlocked prairie kids to see the ocean for the first time.

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  33. We don't plan anything we just go. Mostly camping on the beach.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  34. I am looking forward to staying up late working on my projects without having to worry about getting up for work (I work at a school)!

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  35. Heading out of town to the Smokey Mountains!
    I love the bag, especially the fabric!
    Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

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  36. I now follow your blog on Google Reader. Thanks for the 2nd opportunity to win!

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  37. I'm heading up north to Duluth, Mn. for a family reunion.
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  38. Hello, I'm planning to spend some time at the beach with my family this summer. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda
    rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Spending a lot of time at the pool.
    sandym204@gmail.com

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  40. Follow with GFC as sandy M
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  41. this weekend going away for a few days for a bit of fun
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

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  42. follow via gfc
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  43. This summer I'm planning to be out in the woods as much as possible. I've spent way too much time indoors lately and I'm taking advantage of this time away from my husband (stupid Air Force stuff - don't get me started) to reconnect with nature.

    Andrea
    maerillem at gmail dot com

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  44. this summer we are renting a cabin so im looking forward to laying in my hammock and reading some good books! i also cant wait to go swimming!


    following via GFC: Myra Rzepa
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  45. i'm looking forward to a trip to the north shore of lake superior.
    thanks.

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  46. The favorite thing we're looking forward to this summer is my baby brother's wedding! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. I'm a new blog follower via GFC. :o)

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  48. multiple trips to the swimming pool

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  49. We're off to Ireland this summer!

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  50. I am really excited because I am going to Stratford-upon-Avon this summer as soon as my exams have finished and we're going to watch two plays and have a backstage tour, as well as visiting the 5 Shakespeare houses. I am also going to the Olympics in London to see the 100m medal ceremony and the 200m final and loads more!!!

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  51. We are taking our first family vacation this summer. We're going to NC/SC and going to visit a friend while we're there. I can't wait!
    popita624 at gmail dot com

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  52. I am following your blog via GFC as Love{&}Bugs
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  53. Lovely bag, really like the retro style fabric. I live in Australia so we're nearly into winter, so I'm planning lots of sewing & quilting, homemade soups & keeping warm. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. I now follow you via RSS, thanks.

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  55. Planning on going to the beach!

    My contact info is: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. I am following you via GFC - Maureen H.

    Thanks for the additional entry

    Contact info: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  57. We are planning on going to the Iowa State Fair!

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  58. We're just about to head into winter in New Zealand but what I'm most looking forward to in summer is relaxing on the beach and making sandcastles with my son :)

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  59. I'm going to visit my family's ranch in Nebraska. It's so peaceful and quiet there.

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  60. We are going to Japan this Summer so that's going to be really exciting...

    Xo Steph

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  61. I plan to stay at home and sew a quilt for my sister and mum :)

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  62. I plan on spending a lot of time in my garden area. Either working in it or reading on the deck and looking at it.

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  63. I am going to Yellowstone this summer! Should be fun!

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  64. I am turning my craft room into a studio

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  65. i am going to go camping. I am really excited about it

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  66. I don't have any specific plans yet because Summer is the busiest time for me at work, but I will definitely enjoy the sunshine!!!

    blueeyed0274@yahoo.com

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  67. I am following your blog via Facebook!!! :-)

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  68. We're going camping in Maine this summer! Yay so excited!

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  69. im planning on doing a lot of knitting..i need to get a jump on fall :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  70. following- gfc ..raineoc@yahoo.com

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  71. I'm looking forward to going camping this summer!

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  72. I'm visiting family in Colorado this summer.

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  73. Summer here in South Africa is also Xmas season, so I am looking forward to seeing my family and opening prezzies on the beach :)

    Thank you for a great prize and the chance to win it.

    Marilize
    marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. I'm going on vacation - looking forward to that!

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