Reposted from 02/03/2013
Welcome to Week 5 of my creative journey, the last week of January’s crafts and our first giveaway!

This week has been an incredibly busy and very crafty week for me. It has also been very exciting! As most of you know I started a Twitter account and have slowly been building up followers. One of the most exciting followers (in my eyes) was Fabricland Ontario! This was a huge deal for me. Almost all my fabric and supplies I use are from Fabricland so to have them follow me seemed pretty awesome. Shortly after I started following them I posted this vintage Singer sewing machine stool cover and tagged them in my tweet.


I have been hoarding this gorgeous fabric for months and have had the cover cut out since I bought it! Shortly after tweeting that I used Fabricland’s fabric they contacted me to see if they could share my stool on their Facebook page, to which I said absolutely! You can see my picture on their page here. I was very excited about this! It’s not everyday that your favourite store contacts you to add your photo to their page, so thank you Fabricland!
Now to continue along with my Fabricland obsession, I worked up the Alex Messenger Bag from I Think Sew in fabric that I have been hoarding for quite a long time! I actually purchased about 3 different colour styles of this fabric because I loved it so much!

Patchwork Messenger Bag with Black and White button

Close up details of fabric

Inner pocket details
I love this bag! I didn’t line it with any interfacing because I wanted it to stay floppy so I could fold it up easily. The pattern was really quick and easy to work up. The only downside is that its a large bag and I am a tiny person so I made it slightly smaller to fit my frame! All of the fabrics are cotton so I can wash it when needed and I will probably use it as a reusable shopping bag!

Before you get the details on this months giveaway, don’t forget to stop over to Denise’s blog and enter her giveaway as well! Only 11 days left in that draw!

Giveaway Details

Contest is now closed!!
Winner and chosen bag style will be posted when contact with the winner has been confirmed! Thank you to all who entered!

As promised I have decided to do a giveaway to kick off my year of crafting! I will be offering up a custom made item for one person from the I think Sew website. Here is the list of purses/clutches being offered as these are the patterns I have already purchased!

Lindsey bag
Alex Messenger bag
Leslie Bag
Julianna Clutch
Caroline Clutch
Pleated Zippered pouch

Giveaway rules and how to enter:

1. Contest is open worldwide so anyone can enter!

2. Contest will CLOSE on February 17th 2013 at 8pm EST.

3. To enter, comment below with which purse from the list above you would love to win, in what colour and why. You may only have one entry/post counted.

4. In order for the draw to happen there must be a minimum of 15 comments.

Once the contest has closed I will chose a number/name at random and that person will win their choice of purse in their choice of colour! Please make sure you add your email address when you leave your comment so I can contact the winner. The winner will be notified by email on Feb 17th as soon their name is drawn. I will edit this post with the winners name so be sure to click the box to be notified of updates to this post.

Good luck in the giveaway and be sure to share this with all your friends and family so they have a chance as well!


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