Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SURPRISE!!

Well, I went a bit bananas while stitching for the Tutti Frutti Exchange.  My studio/craft room looks like a fruit fight went on down there - that is, with fabric, floss, buttons…..(COUGH!).

I found a great tutorial on how to make zippered bags - a free PDF on Craftsy - called "Ruffled Zipper Pouch".  I modified it a bit and went goofy making bags….right now I'm up to four. 
 I've got to stop.

Here's the first one - cherries and a cherry charm attached to the zipper.


Here's the second - I found fabric called "Fruit Ladies".  Here they are at the beach….with a sea shell charm attached to the zipper.


Here's the THIRD - witch hats, bats and shoes….with a purple witch hat attached to the zipper (can you tell I'd started to stitch for the Halloween Ornament exchange at that point??)


Here's the FOURTH - little black cats and pumpkins - with a black cat and pumpkin charm attached to the zipper.  (Can you tell I thoroughly am enamoured with charms?)!


"OK - but what's the SURPRISE," you ask.

I can't possibly use all four.  Besides, I've got more ideas for other designs and modifications for future bags…..so I decided to give these bags away to four followers.  The SURPRISE is you won't know what goodies will be in the bags.

Here's all you need to do:
 - be a follower of this blog
 - place a comment on this post and select which bag you'd like to receive
 - please make sure I can reach you via e-mail to confirm your mailing address (i.e., no "no-reply     bloggers")

Drawing will be Friday, September 12th.
Good Luck!!!


Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

32 comments:

  1. I just love the beach bag is so cute and I always look forward to reading your blog. hugs Lynda Ruth

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  3. All the bags are beautiful but I prefer "Ladies fruit".
    Thanks for the chance Kim
    pdeisidro@vodafone.es

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  4. Oh Kim they are lovely! I would love to be entered into your giveaway as long as you are happy to post to the UK. My favourite bag is the witches hats one.

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  5. ooohhhh how generous....I am a follower and I love the fruit ladies...thanks for the chance Kim

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  6. Of course I am a follower. I adore those little cherries and would love to win the bag. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  7. OMG!!! I love them... oooh you are so creative :) I simple adore all of them but to choose one.... black cats and pumpkins.... oooooh no wait.... fruit ladies are wonderful! eeeek! Yes fruit ladies! I am now wondering what else you will make! I am so rubbish at following patterns, you have done a wonderful job :) You will keep one... or will you make another for yourself?
    smiles :)

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  8. The bags are so adorable!
    I tried an online tutorial for a zippered pouch. You know the one that has the zipper on the front. Well, suffice it to say that I ended up with a top zippered pouch and an unnecessary seam on the back. :(
    Please enter me in your drawing.

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  9. I must give a zipper finish a try one day. I would love to be entered for the cherry bag please.

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  10. Love the Fruit Ladies pattern; oh my goodness!!!!

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  11. Wonderful bags! I love the beach one with the ladies. So so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. wow Kim your bags are awesome,i love them all but if i had to choose i think no 2,thankyou for having such a lovely giveaway.xx

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  13. Great finishing; so sweet of you to share. I rarely get excited about Halloween designs (I know so many stitchers are huge fans; please don't tie me to a stake!), but the witches hats and shoes are so darn cute! That would be my choice, that or the fruit ladies.

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  14. Hi Kim, I've been following you for a while but realised I hadn't joined through GFC. Now I have! All the bags are lovely but my favourite is the cherry one, followed very closely by the cats with the pumpkins! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  15. Wow Kim the bags look great, would love to win your giveaway , I love them all you made a great job .

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  16. Petites pochettes bien mignonnes,il faut dire que les motifs des tissus décline toutes les
    saisons d'utilisation,printemps,été,et automne, ne manque que l'hiver bravo!!!
    Bon week end

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    1. Oh mon Dieu - vous avez raison! Je dois coudre un sac d'hiver sur le thème
      xxx

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  17. Oh dear the bags are so beautiful and I love the fourth one so much the cat with pumpkins ..me and my daughter alizay loves cats and it's a huge treat for us .. Please count me in
    Thank you
    Love xxx

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  18. What a gorgeous offer . I'd love to receive any one of those lovely bags .xx

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  19. Amazing! Oh my God, they are so cute. Can I sign up for more than one? I think the Fruit Ladies is hilarious, but I'd love a Halloween one too... Thank you for being so generous! :D

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  20. OMG!!! They are so cute! You have been so busy sweetie!! I love them all.... awful task to choose my favourite really :D
    Please count me in for the witches hat
    Thank you xxxx

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  21. They all look wonderful! I love them all but the last one with the Black Cats would be perfect for me and my Black Cat ;) Please count me in for that one, thanks!

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  22. They are all so lovely and cute bags!!:) I am already a follower of your blog .
    Please count me in for the cherry bag.

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  23. These bags are adorable. I LOVE the fruit ladies. It makes me smile just looking at it. Thank you for holding a giveaway :)

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  24. OMS!!!! Those are SOOOO CUTE!!! I have to say....I think the "Cherries" one is my favorite though!!! It is soooo cute. What a wonderful way to share!! I am a follower of you and would LOVE to win one of your bags!!

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  25. These are so cute! My favorite is the cats and pumpkins. I am a follower and would love to be entered into your drawing!

    tpatterson1961@gmail.com

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  26. I would love to be entered for the Fruit Ladies bag Kim. They are exactly what I look like from the back (not the skinny ones).

    Linda

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  27. HI Kim, I love the Fruit Ladies bag - such cute fabbie. Please count me in the giveaway. hugs, Kaye Hey, Linda, you make me laugh!

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  28. Kim: They are lovely count me in I am a follower, they are all my favs so anyone will do.

    Happy Stitching.

    Catherine

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  29. Love the colors of the Fruit Ladies, so that's the one I chose. So nice of you to have a give away. Sarah

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  30. Yes you did go bananas lol Id love to be included in your giveaway. I cannot make up my mind which one I prefer as I love them all so If I am a lucky winner I do not mind which day I receive so there wil be more of an element of surprise lol my e-mail is heatherloismail@gmail.com this is my new addy as the one I use on my blog doesn't seem to want to play!! I think I need to spend a few days going through the in box lol Have a lovely day xxxx stitching hugs and love Heather xxxxx

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  31. Wow! Those look gorgeous! I love the look of them all, but the one with purple is the best.

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