Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oh-so-sweet handbag giveaway

Well, it's very overdue as my one year blogging anniversary was back in August, but I'm finally doing my first giveaway.
Up for grabs is one of these two cute, little handbags. They're just the right size for when you don't want to take much, maybe your purse, keys, lippie and sometimes a camera. Well, that's what I keep in mine, anyway.
I'd like to credit the designer but I got the pattern out of a library book last year and for the life of me can't find it again, so I don't know who it is. I can't even remember the name of the book. But anyway, I DID NOT DESIGN THESE, I just made them, with a few extra touches.

Each bag is lined with a contrasting fabric, but I went a step further and made them so if you desire, you can turn it inside out for a different look.
So you can have one with this blue vintage fabric
(which I just love so much, I had to make another one for myself)...

or in pink with a spotty ribbon.
Or you can have black....

or white.

Each bag has a bow detail

and is able to be buttoned up.

So you know the usual drill. Leave a comment stating which bag you prefer, the blue/pink or the black/white.
So this means all you lurkers out there who I see on my sitemeter, but never comment, can now hopefully leave me some love. LOL.

If you link to my post on your blog, you will get two entries. If you link AND post a photo (we all know a picture is worth 1000 words), you get 3 entries.

If you don't have a blog, you are still welcome to enter....just leave your name with your comment.

The giveaway will be open until next Saturday 3rd Oct. so make me feel special and get those comments rolling in.


  1. hello again Esther! these bags you've made are just lovely! such a great shape.. I'm liking the pink and blue...very pretty

  2. LOVE THE BAGS!! So cute and versatile! I prefer the black and white, cuz I'm a black and white kind of gal. I'm so new at blogging, I have no idea how to link you to my blog, but I will get my daughter on that right away. You are on my google reader!

  3. Hi Esther - I can't choose between them as I like them both equally(esp as they are reversable).
    So, If i was very very lucky and my name came out the hat I'd be thrilled with either . :-)

  4. Lovely Giveaway!
    I love them both, but I have to say my favorite is the Black & White. Now that my kids are older I don't need such a big bag...when they're little you need to take everything but the kitchen sink w/you!!

  5. Okay, you are now linked to my blog - maybe I'll even get the picture figured out before your giveaway! Those bags are just tooooo cute!!

  6. Hi I have just stumbled across your blog, its great. I love your bags, but particularly love the pink one. I will be back again :o)

  7. Aw, what sweet bags! You are so talented! I love the black and white one:) Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

  8. LOVE these bags! I love both bags but since I have to pick, I'll choose the black/white.

    Great giveaway!

    Thanks for the comment and visit to my blog!

  9. Hi just stumbled across your blog for the first time!. You have made a fab lot of bags, I am in love with the top one the vintage blue one . So I have left a comment in the hope I might be lucky
    I am going to go back and catch up with your blog now x

  10. Happy Anniversary Dear Esther!
    Here's to many more blogging days!

    I love your bags - so clever and CUTE! And for fun, I pick the last one... ADORABLE!

    Love to you and thank you for being a part of my Daisy Cottage family!


  11. I want the black and white one - it's perfect!!

    Also, I set up a blog post (w/ picture) on my mom's blog (Esther@EnchantedBungalow) via her request :)

  12. I like the black and white one. How cute!

  13. oh my goodness! I love 'em all!!! I guess I'm drawn most to the black back, which by the way I don't own one single black bag!!! LOL

  14. I like the black one...and I'd love to find the pattern. Very very cute. I'm off to link to you from my blog. (give me those extra entries!) Have a great Friday.

  15. Thank you for your nice comments, glad to know someone's reading it! How cool are you for making a cute, reversible handbag and giving it away! If i knew how to do a link I most certainly would, but I'm just a baby in Blogland. Congrats on the anniversary, I love your blog!

    p.s. The pink and blue strikes my fancy.

  16. Those are so cute! I love the blue one.

    I also love that you are in Australia. I want to come there someday.

  17. Hello Esther, nice to meet you, thanks so much for stopping by Down the Lane and leaving your lovely comments.
    I love your brown paper background!

    Yes, thank you I had an amazing time in Victoria, I didn't make it up to Queensland on this trip, my Dad has a house up there but he is in Singapore right now! Maybe next time.......

    Have a great weekend,
    Sarah :D

  18. Hi! I just found your blog from clicking around on other blogs, and I just love it. We sound like we have a lot in common......

    I'm going to put you on my blog roll.

    Have a wonderful day!

  19. OK - this Yankee has to ask - What are "chooks" in English?? :)

    Oh, and I like the B&W bag!

  20. I just found your blog and I really like it.It must be great to know how to sew. I don't have that talent,but I love the bags you made. My favorite is the blue and pink. Take care.


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  • I love the smell of cinnamon and vanilla.
  • My favourite flowers are daisies.
  • My favourite trees are pine trees.
  • I always like to have the bickie jar full and a cake on the cake stand. I know...not that healthy, but so good to look at.
  • Autumn is my favourite month, although I do wish we had more of a change of colours up here in Queensland.
  • I love Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls Wilder. They started my love affair with "old-fashioned" stuff.
  • I'm a boots and jeans kind of girl, but also love vintage skirts and dresses.
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  • I love vintage/cottage/farmhouse decorating and pretty pinks and blues, with a splash of red for colour.
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