Friday, January 07, 2011

fork-it over friday

Ready for some fun??

Last year I hit a couple of milestones with the blog, and the plan (a very half-assed plan, as it were) was to have a huge giveaway contest. I had many items to raffle off. So many in fact, that the task became too overwhelming for me and I ended up not doing anything at all (common theme in my life).

Well, here's what I'm gonna do. This year, I'm gonna give an item away every Friday until they are all gone. I have lots of interesting little things, but let me be honest: most of what is in the giveaway box are knitting or craft related, and if they aren't, they are somewhat girly-focused. That's probably just fine given who I believe my average reader is. I do have some non-crafty, more gender neutral stuff in the box, so stay tuned each week and I'll mix it up some (but hey, if you're here and you are a non-crafting dude, things here will make great gifts, I am sure....or learn how to knit!).


First up!!!




It's a wee little tote bag. I figured it would make a great little "sock in progress" bag, but it would also make a cute little purse or catch-all. I picked it up locally at a shop in Berkeley called Home101. I don't have info on who made it, but I do remember from the sign that it was a local artisan. The bag is made mostly of denim and flannel with a red cotton lining. The handle can be removed (buttons), and has a few cute little details:


All you have to do? Leave a comment!
I will toss names in a hat and draw at 12-noon on Thursdays. Fridays I will announce the winner when I post the next item up for grabs.



The post office is going to love me this year ;-)
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12 comments:

Cate said...

okay, that is adorable.

~Donna~ said...

That is the cutest little bag EVER.

Glad to see you've come up with a creative way to get your big contest in...very cunning plan!

Natalie Servant said...

That's cute! And the proliferation of projects in ziplocs in my living room is getting a bit silly.

Anonymous said...

long time reader and lurker. bag is very cute. i alas know from good intentions. suenapse

idyllicchick said...

You can't give all your stuff away! You have great stuff! I want your stuff! :)

(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

That is really cute - and I don't normally get excited 'cute' - or bags even!

not supergirl said...

I'm a tote bag lover. They're good for my knitting stuff; they're good when a kid has a playdate and has to take just a few things. I am spoiled with tote bags, really, but I never have enough. But this one... if I won this one, I'd have to give it to one of my dear friends. She's both a knitter and a committed scooter rider. (We don't have such great weather in Iowa for riding a scooter; you have to really want it to make it happen regularly.) And if she saw me with it, she'd just get drool all over my project anyway. Even if it were hers, I'd still get to see it, touch it and admire it. And I'd make her grin, which is a really pleasant thing!

Pickyknitter said...

Also delurking to comment. Thank you for sharing your life and your stuff *hee hee* I am trying to. follow your daily blog example this year.

Jen Anderson said...

Cute bag. The giveaway is an excellent way to make us lurkers come out. And to keep me on top of my blog feed.

berlinBat said...

A very adorable bag, count me in!

Designs by Jenai said...

sweet bag. followed you here from ravelry.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh my goodness, I stumbled onto your blog and have been giggling all night! You are too precious words, my friend... of course I am a female knitter so perhaps it's just the demographics talking... lol.