Sunday, 22 May 2011

May Giveaway Day!

About a week ago I stumbled across the Sew, Mama, Sew May Giveaway Day concept and I thought it was a fantastic idea. I haven't done a giveaway before but after doing a bit more wax crayon batik experimentation last week I ended up with a cute little bag, just right for a creative kid to use to carry pens and paper around (Midi has several bags like this for moments artistic inspiration when on the move). It seemed a perfect item to choose.

So here it is, a gift from me to a reader selected at random from those that comment here before I first log on on Wednesday May 25th. I'll ship internationally if needs be.

The image was created by using melted wax crayons as a resist and then using acrylic paint as a colour wash - this bag is probably therefore wipe clean only. Sorry about that! If you're interested, you can see the steps I went through to create it in this post from last week.

The bag itself is fully lined and is made out of a recycled pair of jeans so it's good and hard-wearing. It looks almost black in this picture but it's actually a dark blue denim.

I'm posting this a day early because I can't be sure I'll get much computer time over the next few days. It seems my Dad has managed to get himself admitted to hospital whilst on holiday in Menorca so I expect to be mistress of the international telephone lines for a few days until I get a better idea of what's going on and what assistance might be needed. I've been assured it's 'nothing to worry about' by my Mum who is with him, and I was reassured when after a few texts back and forth about Dad's health I was tasked with reporting the football scores to them. But still, I'm a little out of sorts and expect to be somewhat distracted and extra busy for a few days. I still hope to get a few moments to visit a few of the other giveaways though...

************* This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for taking part! *************

37 comments:

  1. This bag is great! Hope your Dad is well again soon.
    megancparsons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. This is so cool!! My daughter would love this. She spends hours on art every day.

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. Thank you so much for the giveaway. The turtle is amazing. He needs to come live in Virginia Beach with me. =)

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  4. Beautiful turtle bag! Thanks for offering the chance to win this beauty!!

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  5. Cute bag!

    I hope your dad is okay.

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  6. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. Great bag. I hope your Dad is better.

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  8. Terrific bag! (And taggie plush guy below! My little guy would go nuts over him!) Hope things go well with your dad. :)

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  9. Love the design! Hope all is well with your dad! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  10. My daughter is crazy about turtles! She would love that bag!
    I hope your dad recovers quickly.
    yobethie at hotmail dot com

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  11. I just followed all your links back & am setting a piece of my mind to task to find a way to do this safely with my kids. Very cool process, and thanks for the giveaway! I hope everything works out okay with your dad.

    amyhood21(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  12. My son would love this bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  13. Hi- thanks for doing this giveaway! What a beautiful turtle :) It looks like you make some pretty cute stuff. What baby can resist such a cute little ribbon guy!

    Thanks again and I hope your dad is healthy and happy soon!

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  14. Great giveaway and such talent - you should be proud! Thanks bunches!

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  15. I have some kids that would love this bag!

    If I happen to be the lucky winner you can contact me through my blog www.radseams.com/blog

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  16. Love the turtle! Thanks for the chance and hope your dad is on his way to a full recovery soon.
    Thanks!
    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  17. Get well soon to your dad! Love the bag-beautiful work! THanks for the chance!
    vanessa
    rescuedgoods(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Love the bag! Hope everything is okay with your dad! Thanks for the chance to participate!

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  19. Yay for recycled... it's really the only choice we have left!!

    xo Steph

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  20. Your fabric painting is beautiful, I love it. Hope your Dad gets well soon.

    wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

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  21. I hope your Dad is OK and your Mum as well, of course!!

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  22. Oh my goodness, I hope that your parents are both doing all right! This is a really lovely little bag. I've got a little gut who would be beside himself if it turned up at our house. :) Thank you for taking part in Giveaway Day and for offering such a great prize!

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  23. The bag is so cute! I hope your father feels better :)

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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  24. Love the bag! Hope your dad is feeling better soon! That would be crazy horrible to get sick while on vacation. :( especially in another country!

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  25. love the bag - thanks and hope your dad is better

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  26. wow, I really enjoyed your tutorial on the batik. I think we'll try it this summer. Best to your dad and those who look after him.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I'm sharing too
    www.latenightstamper.blogspot.com

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  27. What a pretty bag! i love the turtle!

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  28. Best of luck for your Dad, I know even when people say they will be OK, there's still a little flutter in your heart. Turtles are my absolute fave animal, I've been collecting them for years, thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize!

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  29. That beautiful turtle would feel right at home here in Hawaii! :) Thanks for the chance....

    SHARKritzler at aol dot com

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice bag- I love the turtle on it.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  31. thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Wow, nice to see all these comments G! And lovely to hear all those good wishes to your Dad too. I dont need the lovely bag, just thought I would say hello. Love to all of you beautifuls, esp Uncle T. Kd xxx

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