Sunday, February 8, 2009

Twist and Shout!!! Blogversary Giveaway!

In less than ten days, I will be celebrating my second Blog-versary! Woo-hoo! As some of my friends know, I love to do a wide variety of crafts, not just papercrafts. To celebrate, I made these cute "Twist bags" perfect for taking to the store, or for throwing your beach towel into, when the weather gets warmer. Quick and easy patchwork sewing went into creating these bags. I made one that is in fun, spring/summer colors, lined with pink gingham; and the other is in orange and green tones, but with a funky, retro look lined with a beautiful leaf print. They are both very large, very spacious bags. If you have it hanging on your shoulder, the bottom of the bag will hit well past your hip. How cool will you look strolling around town with one of these funky fresh bags? The straps are handmade, with lines of stitching to give them a "quilted look." I got the idea from my local quilt shop who created the pattern for these bags. If you make a "twist bag" with their pattern, and bring it in when you shop at the quilt shop, they will place your name in a monthly drawing for fun prizes at the shop. They are encouraging their customers to "go green" rather then using the store plastic bags.
If you would like a chance to win one of these "environmentally friendly" bags, please leave me a comment on this thread; and you will be entered for two drawings. Yes! I am giving away BOTH bags!! Deadline to enter is Monday, February 16th, 11:59 PM (US Central Standard Time). I will use the Random Integer Generator to give us our winner. You do not need a blog to enter. I *do* however will need your name (no "anonymous posts") and email address if you win one of these. I would LOVE to send your bag to you so you can start using it long before "Earth Day." Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to announcing our two winners on February 17th, on my blogversary!!







36 comments:

pescbrico said...

Happy blog anniversary!!! :) YOur bags are lovely"!

Sue McGettigan said...

Oh my goodness Ethel, these bags are so gorgeous!! I'd be thrilled to win either one, and if I don't win, I hope you'll share the pattern?

I keep reusable bags in my car all year long so I try not to use disposable grocery bags. It works, except when I forget to take my bags in with me ... duh :)

Beth Norman said...

Oh my gosh, these bags are gooooorgeous!! Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary.

lakeslady said...

Going green is something we all need to support and I am happy to say I have been recycling for years.
However when the opportunity arises to win something as pretty as these two wonderful bags Ethel has made, by just joining in....then I sincerely hope my luck is running when these messages are "recycled" LOL

Frankiesue said...

Happy blogverary Ethel!!!

the bags a fanatastic wish i was good with material

susan tolley said...

Ethel your talents continue to amaze me. These bags are stunning.
Happy 2nd anniversary too and here a toast for many more xx

Rebecca said...

Happy bog anniversary! Ethel your bags are just lovely. I'd be thrilled to win one, and proud to use it.

christie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! These bags are so cute! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Kim H. said...

Happy Blog anniversary! Your blog has been a true inspiration to me- thank you!

Ok these bags are gorgeous! I am screaming and shouting- PICK ME! LOL!

Karen said...

Happy soon to be 2nd Blogversary! I noticed last night when I stopped by that it was coming up soon. I can't believe its been two years already! I remember when you were thinking about starting one. :>

Those bags are gorgeous!! I love the handles. And I think its great that you and your local quilt shop are supporting an easy way to 'go green'!

Congrats again!

Amy said...

Happy blog annivesary! Those bags are very pretty. Any body woud be very happy to win those....I know I would!

Tami B. said...

Happy blogaversary. Both of these bags are completely gorgeous. I love the idea of having such a stylish bag to shop with. Your sewing skills are fantastic!

shuggy said...

happy bloggaversary1!! the bags are so cute!

Heather Grow said...

Wow, your bags are beautiful. Happy blogversary. You are a very talented lady.

Suzi said...

Happy Blogversary!!! Please pick me!! These bags are gorgeous!!!

I have so wanted to 'go green' with the silly grocery bags but haven't been able to figure exactly how to go about it. I know I'll never remember to put the bags in the car (and which car??) and even if I did, I'd forget to bring them into the store. I did get a HUGE bag from Ikea last time I was there and keep thinking I'll take that with me but still haven't yet. It did go on vacation w/us as part of our "luggage". LOL

tojoco said...

Ethel, your work is second to none. These bags are awesome and I would love to be able to carry one of them. Thanks for the chance, and congrats on your 2nd blogaversary.

Jackie said...

Happy Almost Blogaversary! These bags are wonderful and I would love to have one to take to the store with me, or just to use every day. I am not a talented seamstress at all, hems are a challenge for me, so making one is not in my future. Thanks for the chance!

Living LIfe!!! said...

Ethel,
I love the bags, they are so cool, I would be honored to win one!

Mindy

Dawn said...

Okay first of all happy blogversary!

Second, Please Ethel, pick me I am a plastic free girl, and this would be perfect to my colletion, you don't know how much I would love love love one of these bags...FANTASTIC....they are gorgeous!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Terry/scrappinnuts said:
Happy Blog Anniversary... I love the Bags...especially the Fall colored one...thanks for the chance of winning one.

Anne said...

Hi, Ethel! We've been bringing our own bags to stores for a while now. But I love the spring/summer bag you have here! Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing and for your generous blogoversary giveaway! Congratulations on your SECOND blogoversary, too! :-)

MJ said...

Happy Blogversary!!! I love both bags, they are so adorable! Congrats on your super milestone

Loobylou said...

Happy Blogaversary Ethel. I am a "go green girl", but also a not so secret bag-a holic too. I'd love to win one of your gorgeous bags

Kim said...

Ethel CONGRATS on your 2nd Blogaversary! How exciting!!!! Isn't it amazing how time flies when you are having such fun?! And you are so generous to give away such amazing creations! WOW..they are beauties!
Hugs~ Kim

Helena said...

Happy Blogoversary! Doesn't the time go fast? :)

That is a great idea in the store, encouraging cloth bags like that! And a VERY generous celebration on your part! I would simply love either bag, and would be very honoured!

Thank you for the chance!

:)

Susan said...

These bags are just the cutest! Happy blog birthday and thanks for the giveaway - I would LOVE one!
Susan

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Happy second blogoversary to you Ethel! What lovely bags you have made....they are both stunning to say the least. Going GREEN is a good way to erase a footprint from the earth. February 17th is my mother's birthday. Eglin Air Force Base will be a nice warm assignment. My husband was stationed there in 1970...I know you will love it there!
Best wishes from Miss Peach

Elisabeth said...

Happy blogiversary Ethel!! Your bags are way too cute!!!

Gaerria (My3Ds) said...

Ethel - Happy blogiversary. Oh my heck, not only are you a talented papercrafter, but you have some awesome sewing skills. The bags are beautiful.

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Julie F - Scotland said...

Hi Ethel - Happy Blog Anniversary! These bags are brilliant - my daughter's school here in scotland have an "eco - committee" which is looking at ways for the school to be more eco friendly... it helps starting them young. The bags look great.. would love to win one.. how great would I look here in scotland with one of those bags!!! although it would be way too cold to go to the beach here!!!!

tina said...

happy blogaversary!!! Both these bags are gorgeous- you do great work. :)

THE COZY CABIN said...

Both bags are FANTASTIC!!! Beautiful colors and pattern.

Suzanne C said...

These are lovely and I wasn't aware you quilted so beuatifully although I should have guessed based on your blog name. Hope your packing is going well.

Karen Taylor said...

i would love to win anything from
you. They are wonderful and most of all I CAN'T wait to send my husband after a loaf of bread and some cookies with this bag!
;) hee hee

Paula said...

I love, love, love your bags! Those are so awesome. What a thrill it would be to win! Happy Blog - aversary!