Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day {May 2012}

It's Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day! I missed out last time but today I am giving away 2 lovely mini shopping bags to 2 lucky winners. The bags are made from a Michelle (formerly KeykaLou) pattern. The pattern comes with instructions for making the same bag in three different sizes. These bags are the small size and the finished dimensions are approximately 12" x 10" x 4" (30 x 25 x 10 cm). The outer fabric of both bags is Sugar Creek and Winding Road by Denyse Schmidt. The inside of one bag is Kona Peacock and the other bag is pink (I believe it is also Kona but am not sure of the exact color). These bags are perfect for holding a few items from a quick shopping trip.  They also make great lunch bags which is what I use mine for.  (And no, you cannot have my Angry Birds fruit snacks or Girl Scout Cookies--they are for demonstration purposes only!)




  • Giveaway is open to US residents.
  • To be entered, simply leave a comment on this post. Not sure what to say?  A few suggestions:  tell me where you're going on your summer vacation, suggestions for activities to keep the kiddos occupied this summer, your go-to handmade gift, or a link to your favorite recipe or your favorite tutorial.    
  • Comments will close on May 25 at 7pm EST and the winner notified by e-mail.
  • If you are a no-reply blogger, please be sure to leave an e-mail address in your comment. If I can't easily get in touch with you, I will select a new winner. 
Good luck!

76 comments:

Gisela Suski said...

Someone has to be first, I will be going to a wedding in Long Island, NY and visiting family.

krislovesfabric said...

Thanks for a chance, your bags are lovely and would work well for our trip to Florida this summer :)

Bailey said...

Try making this for the kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/KidWash%3a-PVC-Sprinkler-Water-Toy/

smooze13 said...

actually we are planning a week long trip that involves 23 hrs in the car, 2 kids and 16 wks pregnant. I'm rather nervous about it. My husband on the other hand, is exstatic!

Melissa Palmer said...

Looking forward to swimming this summer! Also, I love your chevron background :) Totally cute!

Thanks for the giveaway!

melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

MooMama said...

Lovely bags! We're planning mostly to just staycation this summer. We have a few short day trips planned to lakes, but for the most part we'll be staying close to home this year. :)

Courtneysews said...

Great Bag! Will be working all summer :(

cpurl17 said...

This summer I'm looking forward to a quilting retreat in July. My go-to gift is usually a tote bag of some form.

♥Duff said...

Love these bags! What a great size. And the pattern is affordable also--sweet!
thanks for the giveaway; these bags would make the chore of shopping so much prettier!!

Kimberly said...

Cute bags! We are going camping a few times this summer. As far as keeping the kiddos busy, I like to let them bake and we also hit the park once a week. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

k said...

Great bags! I love those Keyka Lou patterns!

knspears (at) gmail (dot) com

Liz said...

One of my favorite tutorials:
http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/06/basic-messenger-bag.html

Sally said...

These bags are really lovely! I've been meaning to buy this pattern, but just haven't gotten around to it, yet. I have several other of her patterns, but I haven't sewn those yet, either... do you like the way the Michelle patterns are written?

Jo said...

Thanks for the chance to win these wonderfully useful bags. We are still up in the air about travel this summer.

Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

Such great fabric!

You have to try these enchiladas! http://noteverythingimakeispretty.blogspot.com/2011/10/is-enchilada-verde-date.html

Garilyn S said...

Our big trip in the summer is always to church camp for 10 days. My husband and I met there 20 years ago and now we are raising our 4 kids there!

majorasue said...

Not really taking a summer vacation, but am traveling to 2 weddings in the next couple of weeks.

Allison said...

lovely! thanks for the great giveaway! for summer activities, I just supply water in some form - water guns, sprinklers, trip to the lake, etc.

The Thompsons said...

I plan on being lazy next to the kiddie pool this summer. :)

Margaret said...

Thanks for the chance to win some awesomeness. I am going camping with my kids in a campground on lake Michigan.

Kess said...

Very nice bags. I'm going on a research trip to SE Oregon to study lizards. Thanks for the giveaway!
kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer Gail said...

These bags are adorable. I rarely run out of things to say but I think I'm sleep typing. Thanks

Dina said...

Those bags are fabulous and I am going to have to check out that pattern!

SHANA said...

My go to gift to make is baby hats.

Anita said...

We like to make a weekly trip to the library. We get books and videos. They also sign up for the summer reading program.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Katrina said...

we plan on taking our girls to Atlanta and the aquarium....we also go to the library weekly...I am a librarian after all :)

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

heather said...

Those bags are so cute, and the perfect size. I am going to San Antonio to celebrate 3 year anniversary this weekend, and I took next week off. I hope to complete a lot of projects, and get my house clean. Thank you so much for generously offering the bags and patterns!
(hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

schola minimus said...

Your choice of fabrics are beautiful! I love this opportunity to discover wonderfully creative blogs such as yours. thanks!

Brianna said...

I am going to the Virgin Islands for my Brother in law's wedding! It should be exciting! Also, I love the colors of those bags!

Heather said...

Super cute bags! On my way to NYC this summer with my daughter!

Angie said...

These are adorable. I love using fabric bags for my grocery shopping.

Georgia said...

Love these! The thing I'm looking forward to most this summer is camping on lake michigan!
peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

enbartlett said...

For little kids, my go-to handmade gift is felt food.

Shayla Sharp said...

What no girl scout cookies?! LOL These are lovely, even without the cookies!

Laura said...

Those are so cute!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa C in GA. said...

Love this bag!! My go-to gift is crayon roll-up for kids, and pillow covers for adults :)

Amy said...

So cute... love the fabric! Here is the best-ever cinnamon roll recipe (using a bread machine):
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/clone-of-a-cinnabon/

Amber said...

On the first page at theveganstoner.com there is a simple recipe for apple tahini salad. I've made it 3 times already! Doubling the recipe would make it perfect for a cookout.

lil'monkeysmama said...

This bag would be perfect for picnic dates in the park with my little ones.
smcintosh12(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty said...

Your bags are darling. This summer I am going to become a grandmother!! So I'll be spending lots of time helping my daughter. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Lynn said...

i ordered this pattern but haven't tried it. it's super sweet in the D.S. fabric (love her lines).

i'm looking forward to some summer sewing and gardening. we've been marching around the block in dress up clothes and lots of hose time around here.

thanks for the giveaway!

Mama Lusco said...

Fun bags! I'm looking forward to soaking in some sun. Thank you, mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Dulce said...

My go to handmade gift is a hand painted porcelain mug :D

ruelasjacobo90(at)google(dot)com

Lindsey@HappierThanABirdQuilts said...

We will be headed to St George Utah, going to explore Zion's some while we are down there.

Raven's Rascals said...

We're planning on hitting the beach for a few days this summer and the most fun will be my baby brother's wedding! Thanks for the chance to win!

ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

Laura said...

I always make little quilted gifts :)

fern said...

I am planning on taking my son hiking as much as possible this summer, and going to north carolina and wisconsin. :-) Cute bags!!

Meghan said...

What cute bags! I'm going to San Diego with the fam this summer- I'm ready for vacation!

Calikisses said...

No set plans for the summer, but I hope there will be lots of boating on the lake!

Margaret said...

We have no big plans. We may visit friends in southern California. Otherwise, we'll just be lazing around.

Sangeetha said...

i like your bags. hoping to get in a lot of gardening this summer

Jen said...

Cute bags! I'm going to visit family in SK this summer!

laurawilson25 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. We'll be doing library activities and $1 movies this summer to keep busy.

wooLynn said...

Great bag! Looking forward to my son's wedding and making plans this summer for it.

Sue said...

Summer will be spent sewing...I am trying to get stuff ready for Christmas and I figure if I start now, I might actually finish on time.

B Greene said...

I am hoping to spend a lot of time with my sister and my parents this summer - every moment is precious! Thanks for the chance to win - I love your bags!!

Stephanie said...

My new favorite tutorial is from Missouri Quilt Company on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE
This is so cool (if you're into quilting) and I will be putting it to good use soon!

Jamie Lee said...

How fun! I like to spend the summer at the pool with my kids!

Maureen Hayes said...

I am crushing on these bags and the fabrics you used to make them!! I enjoy going to the beach in the summer, I like to feel the sand between my toes and hear the waves crash on the shore and smell the salt in the air.

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

Thanks so much for participating in this giveaway and for offering such lovely prizes. Because of your generousity, I get to enter to win cool prizes, find great new blogs to follow and get some inspiration along the way! I appreciate it.

Have a terrific day,
Maureen

Bobbie said...

love these bags! the fabrics are fab!

thehappycrochetchic said...

I am planning on going camping this summer!

deserae said...

I am going to Yellowstone!

SisterlyLove said...

Love these bags! You made them with some of my favorite fabrics!!

I just found this tutorial and have been wanting to make one!
http://www.aestheticnest.com/2011/11/sewing-chevron-chenille-blanket.html

Genevieve

Gigi said...

Love the bags!

gifac1262(at)gmail(dot)com

Cherise said...

Love the bags! Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a Happy Day! :)

annette said...

this summer i will be watching friends kids and hopefully keeping them busy with lots of crafts. we started hand stitching the last time they came so i see many pillows and shirts for plush toys in the future.

KhaosCat said...

I have been looking for some bag patterns to sew up and these are lovely! For summer I do crafts with my kids! Painting birdhouses making mini quilts and painting beautiful pictures I can keep forever! Have a great summer and thanks for the opportunity!Casey

Carmen Nuland said...

we already took a vacation in Feb, so our only other trip planned is camping in Aug

Mrs.Hearts said...

Your bags are lovely! Swimming occupies kids well!

Mrs.Hearts
www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

atabanana29 said...

we plan on going campingQ! mjalfano19 AT gmail DOT com

Susie said...

Love the bags! The colors, the shape, just lovely!
My hands-down favorite tutorial is the Made by Rae Spring Ruffle Top. Fast, easy, not too much yardage needed, and uber cute!
http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/04/my-spring-top-tutorial-on-sew-mama-sew/

Bonnie said...

Really adorable bags! No kids here to worry about keeping occupied, so I'll just be doing my best to wear out my two siberian huskies so I can sew and knit in peace! :D Damsel(at)me(dot)com

Donna said...

Cute bags! This summer I will be getting my daughter ready to go off to college!

Emily C said...

I love those colors! I am going on vacation to WV to visit my in laws.

Sheila said...

My goto hand made gift is a knitted wash cloth wrapped around a nice bar of soap.

Melissa said...

Love! Thanks for doing this giveaway! :)