Monday, May 6, 2013

Giveaway Day

Giveaway is officially closed. Winner to be announced soon.
Thank you for playing.


It's that time again when Sew Mama Sew organizes Giveaway Day 
and we all add our names in wishful hope that we will be the lucky winner of 
some sewing supplies or lovely handmade items.


I have loved making framed clutch purses over the last year or two.
They make a quick and easy project and an impressive gift.



I have developed a pattern that is for sale on Craftsy,
but this week you can have a chance to win my pattern
along with the frame and Guttermann glue you need to make your own clutch.
I have also included two fat quarters of fabric
that I think will make a really cute clutch for summer.


To win:
You can have two chances
1. Just leave a comment of your favorite summer vacation memory. 
2. If you follow my blog you get an extra chance, just leave a comment if you do.
Entries will close at 5 pm PST, Friday, May 10. I will draw a winner Friday evening.
I will ship anywhere in the world. Good luck!

To follow through Bloglovin just click the link at the bottom.


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386 comments:

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Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I loved camping with the family and washing our hair in the rain water coming off the tent tarp!!!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay I am a follower and the first to comment - hope that works out for me!!!! ;)

Norma's Clay said...

Great gift for the giveaway. Thanks for being so generous!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I just love the sunshine!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I do follow you via GFC Thank you for this chance

Dianne Neale said...

If I win, you have to promise to teach me personally!! Thanks Di

Sewing Mom said...

Going to Bethany Beach with my family was a great summer vacation. Thank you.

Sewing Mom said...

I follow your blog with bloglovin.

Dianne Neale said...

I am a follower, who didn't read the question properly. I always remember eating cold bacon sandwiches and cold toast on the way to our holiday in the south coast. Circa 1965,

Hilary Brooks said...

My favorite memory is going camping as a kid and meeting this boy named Jeremy who played the song Brown Eyed Girl for me on our last day. I was only 8 or 9 but I'll always remember... lol.
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Hilary Brooks said...

I follow with BlogLovin' :)
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Svetlana said...

what a lovely giveaway, thanks.

Marit said...

My best summer holiday was a road trip through Germany and Austria with my now husband. He proposed on the trip, so that helped but it was a great trip all around!

Marit said...

I'm a follower!

Jess said...

I loved going to camp when I was a kid. I actually researched camps for adults the other week when I was feeling nostalgic. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

Last summer, to celebrate our son's college graduation, my husband, son and I went to southern Utah and hiked in Zion, Arches, Bryce and other parks. The scenery was amazing and being together for the 8 or 9 days was fabulous, since our son was just about to move 900 miles away. One of our best trips ever.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow via GFC. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Josie McRazie said...

I do love to go camping anywhere my family is. But I do have to say my fave was going to Nashville with a dear friend MANY years ago! Oh memories!

Josie McRazie said...

Of course I follow. And I got my bag done with minimal (for me) swear words!

Heather B said...

My favorite summer vacation memory was probably when my husband returned from his first deployment. We were just dating at the time but he showed me an awesome time. DisneyLand, Knotts Berry Farm, In - N - Out Burger!!!, Santa Monica Pier, and Vegas for my 21st Birthday! It was a great vacation but sad when it ended because he had to go back to Iraq. When he returned home at the end of the year he proposed and we'll be celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary this year! Thanks for the weet giveaway!
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Heather B said...

I follow with Bloglovin'
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hehehe922 said...

I love frame purses! Thanks for the chance!

hehehe922 said...

I follow!

Irina said...

I trip to San Francisco was one of my best vacations

Irina said...

Following your blog too!

Megan said...

We love to take day trips in the summer time... to SF, the foothills, Old Town Sac, or wherever the day takes us! footprint13@gmail.com

Lisa said...

My favorite summer vacation is going home to visit family when all the nieces are off on summer break!
thanks for the chance!!
lisa
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Marla's Crafts said...

We spend a lot of time on PEI during the summer and spending it with my grand kids makes it that more presious.

Beth said...

My favorite summer memories are from when my sister and I took our kids and husbands and rented a beach house for a week - so fun and relaxing!

Beth said...

I follow by email

Pre said...

Favorite summer memory was a big extended family vacation we took the summer before my grandmother passed. I think my grandparents knew it was the last opportunity for the whole family to gather (my grandma had been sick) so they wanted to arrange it.

Love the clutch kit - thanks for the opportunity!

Pre said...

I am also a follower. :)

OhioLori said...

Best summer vacation has to be when we drove to Kansas, to surprise my Husband's Brother, on his 50th B-day...was in July....was sooooo hot there then too. But we had the BESTEST week ever!!! :)

OhioLori said...

I follower your Blog thru Bloglovin now....

heart of charnwood said...

fab giveaway, how about if i win, you make me a little clutch, and then send me the instructions, so I can use your one as reference for the others i make, is that too cheeky?!? ;o). Only kidding, fingers crossed!

heart of charnwood said...

And of course you know i'm a follower! :o)

jmj said...

We got ourselves a canoe for our 25th anniversary, we try to get out at least once a week in the summer

jmj said...

follow following follower

veronicamade said...

My favorite vacation memory is a trip I took to Seattle with my husband before we got married. I loved the city. We ate great food and shopped at such cool shops. We had such a good time just walking around and seeing big city life.

Wholala said...

Following! By the way, I have been dying to make a frame purse and will checking out your shop! My favorite summer memories happened all up at Holden Village in WA, wonderful times!

Elisabeth said...

I love frame purses, thank you so much for the chance of winning this fab prize.
My favourite memory is when we went fishing in Norway. I had a stick with a hook at the end and managed to catch a few small fish :-)

Elisabeth said...

I follow your blog. Thank you!

SunnyInCAL - Jenn said...

Last year's trip to Maui was the best. Watching my kids play with their grand parents brought me so much joy. :)

Monica said...

My favorite summer memory is taking my son to the Pacific Ocean for the first time. When he saw it, he commented on how big the ocean was. I died laughing. I don't know if he expected it to be little or what.

B Greene said...

After my husband returned from an overseas deployment, we took our two sons to Germany to see where we lived and all the best sights! Such fun!!

B Greene said...

I follow your blog :-) Thanks for the wonderful giveaway chance!

Aideen said...

Going on holidays to Co Kerry, Ireland. I live there now :)

Katie.Herzog said...

Best memories are going to the beach with the family or running around our neighborhood like heathens!!

Aideen said...

I am a follower, thanks for the chance love your clutches!

giddy99 said...

Best summer vacations were when we rented a BIG beach house (that sleeps 10 or so) and a bunch of us would go. Those were awesome weeks.

giddy99 said...

I follow your blog via GFC and Google Reader; thanks for the chance!

Annabella said...

Fab giveaway Di - thanks so much :) Favourite vacation memory would have to be my husband proposing 14 years ago this month while we were in Tunisia :)

needle and nest said...

What a lovely giveaway! My favorite summer vacation memory doesn't involve actually going anywhere. I just have a lot of fond memories of summertime at home with my mom and brothers. We ate tons of popsicles, staged epic water balloon fights and spent lots of time at the library. This is going to be my daughter's first real summer vacation now that she's almost done with Kindergarten. I'm hoping to fill up her memory banks with lots of good times just like I had as a kid. :)

needle and nest said...

I follow you via Bloglovin.

Patti said...

No doubt about it, camping is always so much fun and builds great memories. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

Patti said...

I'm a follower with bloglovin'. Thanks

moonlightsewing said...

Favorite summer memory ... working for the conservation department and finding my hound, who has been my buddy for the past 10 years.

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moonlightsewing said...

I follow your blog.

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Wendi said...

My favorite vacation is staying with two of my daughters that live 2.5 hours away. I know its not very far, but its a vacation to me and I love being with them.

BTW- I have been wanting to make one of these and haven't been able to locate the glue or frame for it. Great giveaway : )

Wendi said...

I'm a follower on bloglovin and instagram.

ELNM said...

My favorite vacation memories are simply the excitement of going new places and trying new things. Our favorite family vacation was to St. Louis - so much to do! Fabulous giveaway - many thanks!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

ELNM said...

I follow your blog by email. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway! Love frame purses but never have tried to make one!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Kate said...

I loved going to the city pool and buying popsicles with quarters during adult swim. The best. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Catherine said...

Camping at Croyde in Devon with my two girls, great memories. thanks for the giveaway

Catherine said...

And I am a follower

Meghan said...

I loved visiting my aunt in Boston. When I was at home, I loved having endless time for reading.

Ali said...

Oh thank you for the giveaway, what a great kit! My favorite summer vacation memory... maybe going to a work picnic of my Mom's one summer - they had garbage pails full of soda, rowboats for the lake (which was covered in lilypads) and all the ice cream sandwiches you could eat!

Bonnie said...

OMG I love that tomato fabric!

Last summer we spent a week at the beach with both families, and it was so much fun!

Flying Blind... said...

Dad and I getting stuck at low tide trying to return a rowing boat on the River Dart Estuary, and having to drive back to the holiday home starkers, just with towels, as we were head to toe in mud!

Flying Blind... said...

I am of course a follower. Thank you for the chance xxx

Patchwork and Play said...

I spent a fabulous six weeks in Europe two years ago! The memories keep my going on dreary winter days (like today) in Melbourne!

Patchwork and Play said...

And I'm a follower- I think you knew that! ;-))

Carla said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I always liked reading during the summer.

Carla said...

I follow you via my RSS reader. Thanks for the chance to win.

T said...

my favorite summer vacation memory is perhaps dipping in the cold springs on the mountains in Spain

Irene García Díaz said...

Endless days in the beach (having lunch there) with my mum and dad playing with me. Thank you!

Mimi said...

A favorite memory is travelling across Canada to Banff and Jasper - it was a great trip and we still laugh about some things that happened!

Mimi said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance!!

dolores said...

I have made several clutches before but this hands down is the best one!;)
Thanks for a chance to win some goodies Di!:)

dolores said...

Yep....I'm a stalker...um...follower!:)

Fiesta said...

My best summer vacation was last year when my grandaughter came to visit. She was such a joy.

Liz said...

Family road trips with all the "educational" stops that I hated at the time!

LethargicLass said...

Oh! I would love to win this... I bought your pattern but can't justify the cost of a frame so this would be great LOL

LethargicLass said...

and since I was too excited in that last comment... I loved summer camp as a kid (I'm a follower LOL)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

One of my favorite vacation memories is from early on in our marriage when we spent a week on a lake in New Hampshire and woke up in the middle of the night to the beautiful sounds of the loons on the lake. We vacation at the same place each summer still, and hearing the loons at night is still one of the things I look forward to most!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm a follower too! Love your little bags!

MGM

Kim said...

My favorite summer vacation memory is going to camp when I was in jr high & spending time away from home for the first time. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice giveaway!

kbzelazny said...

Your clutches are so cute! I spent time at the beach every year with my family!

Becky said...

I love getting up early and taking a long walk on summer mornings. I normally don't like making small items, but your clutch is really cute. Thanks for sharing during the giveaway day!

Cathy said...

I am a follower!!!

Cathy said...

camping with our kids! Our daughter decided she was "all full of tent"

Lisa said...

I am a follower, this is such a great idea! Yours are all so lovely! Thank you

Laura said...

Every year in the summer my grandparents rented a beach house for all the grandkids to spend a week at the beach!

Lisa said...

The summer my mom and I traveled to London together we had so much fun!

Laura said...

I'm a follower!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

i follow you on BL

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

Going to Lake Mead with my family to water ski & knee board!
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rainjerette said...

Camping at the ocean with family and friends. Lovely times!

rainjerette said...

I am a follower! And greatly enjoy your blog ~ Thanks!

Laura said...

I loved roasting marshmellows for smores!

Laura said...

I am a new follower on bloglovin.

AnnieK said...

I loved going camping near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, when our girls were small. They were quite the little spelunkers! :-)

Beth said...

My favorite is or hiking trips out west with my kids. We have so much fun together.

Beth said...

Already a follower and lovin the clutch too!

Heather said...

Best summer vacation was camping at the beach.

Shawn Stephenson Schumacher said...

I am a follower!

Shawn Stephenson Schumacher said...

Thanks for the chance!

Joyce said...

I love the times we spent on the lake when the kids were little and all the nieces and nephews were around...not as much fun with just the husband and I now!

Joyce said...

I enjoy following you on Google.

Jessica said...

Arriving in Berlin for the first time! I was exhausted (couldn't sleep on the plane) but SO excited :)

Jessica said...

I follow!

pupton said...

I have very fond memories of a vacation to Prince Edward island when I was 17 with my parents. Boy did I make everyone miserable but I really did have fun!

pupton said...

I follow you on GFC now!

Debbie said...

My favorite trip was a road trip to Mackinac Island. My daughter still talks about it years later.

Debbie said...

I follow you on bloglovin.

Meg said...

My favorite trip was my honeymoon in Jamaica!

Meg said...

Followed on bloglovin!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

I am a new follower :-)

factotum-of-arts.com said...

The beach is always a must. What a great gift as I have always wanted to give one of these a try :-)

Live a Colorful Life said...

My favorite summer vacation memory (now) is the two weeks our family borrowed a trailer and went to many national parks. I don't think I appreciated it at the time, but now I have fond memories of it.

Live a Colorful Life said...

You are on my blogroll but now I"m officially a follower. :)

Kelly G said...

Every chance we got for a Summer vacation we would go to the beach. Now that I have my own little family we have moved within 15mins drive from the beach. It is just heaven - although we never visit there much.

Kelly G said...

I have become a follower too - just loving the back posts on your blog.

Cynthia said...

Our reunion with our children when we all went to disneyworld together and got caught in a huge downpour. We had to dry our shoes in the oven! Lots of great memories !!!

Nakayoshi said...

Going to the beach with my husband! thanks for this giveaway!

Renee Castro said...

I follow you on bloglovin

Renee Castro said...

Camping with my family when i was a child is my fav summer memory :)

Kimberly said...

I used to love camping w my best friend's family. Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle Olsen said...

I loved how every summer growing up, my family would go on road trips. My favorite one was to California - we went to Knott's Berry Farm, which was very fun.

Leanne said...

I would so love to win one of these pouches. My favourite summer vacation memory is really the same as my summer vacation plan, to spend some time on the west coast on an island where nothing much happens and I can garden or go to the beach. Of course, there was the day and long night that the island was on lockdown because a murder was being chased through the woods, so sometimes it is exciting too.

Leanne said...

Of course I follow your blog and I would love to win that pattern and the bits and pieces to make a purse.

Binks said...

Acting super cool, pool side with my best friend in Las Vegas. Of course sipping virgin margaritas, as we were underage.

Jane said...

Last year we went to the Dordogne with friends and sitting outside under blossom trees for hours long breakfasts was perfect. Thanks

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Family tent camping in the Santa Cruz mountains of California! I am desperate to learn these little bags and totes.

pennydog said...

The holiday disasters come to me first, what does that say about me?! I had a really nice trip to Prague a couple of years back, the food was excellent.

Christine said...

We went backpacking in Turkey once, that was an amazing holiday

Christine said...

I'm a follower

Deborah said...

I love all the train journeys we used to make across India every summer holiday. Thanks for a lovely giveaway - I would love to make one of these purses.

Deborah said...

I am a follower on Blog Lovin.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

As a kid, summer was Christmas time for me! Very fond memories of big family BBQs for lunch followed by an afternoon of games.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I already follow you via Bloglovin :)

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Speding hours at the beach digging up sand and building sand castles. Every year again!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I follow via Bloglovin

Monika said...

Our first and unfortantly last holiday together with my brothers family in Sardinia - it was so loly at the beach!

Marie said...

Fishing with my dad as a kid.

Marie said...

I follow on bloglovin

KD-Quilts said...

My favorite summer vacation memory is going to Hilton Head Island with my family every year!

Taryn said...

My favorite vacation memory is when we swam with the dolphins in Cozumel!

Taryn said...

I follow via GFC

Júlia said...

The best summer I remember was 2 weeks I spend in Berlin

Júlia said...

Bloglovin follower

Candice said...

I follow :)

Candice said...

Going to the mountains with my family :)

Amy said...

Laying in the grass watching shooting stars with my kids!
Thanks!

principeta said...

Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.when we was kids we spend every summer at our grand parents in the country,we had the best times!Have a lovely day.

Abby said...

I had an amazing 2 weeks on Fraser Island with my new boyfriend when I was much younger. Now he is my husband and we both remember those days fondly.
Thanks

Melissa said...

My favorite memories of vacations are from when I was a kid and we went on family camping trips.

Melissa said...

I follow on bloglovin!

suemac said...

My best summer vacation was when all the family got together in Branson, MO for my 60th birthday.

suemac said...

I am a follower.

Jenna said...

I love waking up and seeing the sun rising over the water in our beach house we rented a few years ago. Heavenly.

Thrifty Finn said...

Swimming with my cousins!

pippablue said...

Every summer growing up we used to spend to months on the Island of Menorca off the spanish coast. It was magical and some of my best friends are my "vacation" friends. we loved it!

hueisei said...

Gardening with my hubby.

hueisei said...

I follow via Bloglovin

Sallie said...

Making faces at the camera while riding rollercoasters. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Living in Minnesota summer is all about enjoying one (or more) of the 10,000 Lakes!

Margaret said...

We took all our grandchildren to Daytona beach and then to Disneyland

Margaret said...

Following via bloglovin

lil'monkeysmama said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My fav. summer memory is biking around the neighbourhood with not a care in the world.
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lil'monkeysmama said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My fav. summer memory is biking around the neighbourhood with not a care in the world.
mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

lil'monkeysmama said...

I'm a happy follower!
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Laura said...

san antonio with my family. We didn't vacation much so this was a big treat!

Christelle said...

Saint-Cast le Guildo in Brittany, France: the prettiest village ever with 7 beaches and 100s of relatives... Christelle - leriguer at gmail dot com

Christelle said...

I've been following your blog for nearly a year and loved following your trip to Europe last summer: we were in Austria (though west part of it) when you were in Vienna!! I've been a 'lurker' as I read your blog on my emails...Christelle - leriguer at gmail dot com

Purl Buttons said...

I follow via Bloglovin as Michelle Mogilevsky Harrison

Purl Buttons said...

For our 30th anniversary, my husband and I flew to Las Vegas and had an Elvis Impersonator guide us through renewing our vows. Our parents and kids watched via a live feed. We have done NOTHING crazier than that. Ever.

Cyndi Farfsing said...

Ooh, I've wanted to give these a try! What a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win :) My favorite summer vacation memory is going to the ocean!

Cyndi Farfsing said...

I follow you via bloglovin

Cindy said...

Amazing giveaway! You have a nice pile of my favorite things right there :) Love that print on top - it grabs me every time.

Favorite holiday memory is when B and I went to Turks and Caicos to spend a week relaxing, deciding if we'd move from the US to Ireland. It was not only a beautiful place, but a huge turning point in our lives. Will never ever forget it.

Cindy said...

I'm a happy follower too!

Heather A said...

I follow via Feedly.

Heather A said...

Favourite summer memories are those of camping and hiking in the mountains with our kids. Good times!

Mar said...

Floating in the Mediterranean sea with my hubby!

brandischmandi said...

every summer from 2002-2010 we went with friends camping in the ouachita national forest in arkansas and loved our time there swimming and relaxing... so there's not just one memory but an overall collective good memory/feeling thinking back on the times we spent together.

Shauna said...

I follow via bloglovin

Shauna said...

We drove from Texas to North Carolina every summer to see my dad's family. It was the best part of every year. I miss going back and seeing everyone. It is much harder these days.

Jeana said...

I like going to the great lakes!

Ellen said...

Boating and fishing with my grandkids. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Julia said...

My favorite summer vacation was a trip to Galapagos with my family :)

Julia said...

I'm a new follower through bloglovin!

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

I remember 2 great travels to Pyrenées mountains.
Thanks for the chance.

Marcia R said...

My favorite summer was when I was pregnant with my youngest child and spent the summer just hanging out with my two older toddlers.

Marcia R said...

I follow you on bloglovin!

Sally said...

My family never really took vacations when I was a kid, but some of my favorite times where the times when I went to church camp. I had lots of fun there.

Sally said...

I am a follower of your blog

Valerie said...

Hi Di! My favorite summer memory is spending time on my grandparents farm in TN. We would spend our days on horseback and have fresh food from the garden for dinner every night!

Valerie said...

I'm a follower!

jmniffer said...

I loved going to see my cousins in Montana with my family. Fun times. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I am a follower.

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