Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another Sample Bag & a GIVEAWAY!

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I fired up the good old Janome to produce another sample bag to display at work. The pattern is McCall's M5543 – it includes 3 styles of bags. For this bag I added a magnetic closure, mobile pocket & extended the handles (& also didn’t use the binding around the top – I prefer the way it looks without it). This was my first attempt at prairie points, they were easy to make & look quite cute. I had quite a bit a fabric leftover, which is where the GIVEAWAY part comes in…

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If you would like to win this bundle of yummy fabric, which includes 40 precut 5 inch squares and some folded prairie points, just leave a comment on this blog post (there is definitely enough fabric to make a bag of your own – & more). If you want to increase your chances of winning, mention & link to this giveaway on your blog for an extra 5 entries. The giveaway will be drawn on Monday 1st June & is open to International readers too! Good luck.

I have been inspired by Suzitee (aka Susan) to unearth a pattern I purchased years ago & haven’t started yet. It’s called Christmas Belle’s by Mum's Moment. I went through my stash on the weekend & picked out all my fabrics. I hope to have it finished by the 1st December 2009! Blogs are great for a wee bit of accountability :)

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8 more sleeps till Kylie, Katherine and Abigail get here. Katherine texted me yesterday to say Virgin Blue had cancelled there flight – but they’re still coming (phew), just 1&1/2 hours later. How dare Virgin Blue take away sacred time with my sewing sisters *vbg* We have plans to work on a Triangle-less Zig Zag quilt by Crazy Mom Quilts, we’ll keep you posted.

With Love

Janellebelly2a

15 comments:

Krafty KJ said...

Yay, I made it in as the first comment - will you have started the Christmas Belles in 8 sleeps? I'm coming over to check on progress - although there is the zig zag quilt to get organised... can't wait...

Renee G said...

Your bag is darling. I'd love to try my hand at making one too. Please include me in your drawing.
rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

suzitee said...

WOOOHHOOOOOOOOO Janelle! So excited that you are going to stitch along with me (might be just the push I need to get mine moving along) I love the colours you are going with...we'll have to plan a show and tell :)
Not long till your much-anticipated visitors arrive!
Have a great day xxx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great bag Janelle! Christmas Belles looks like such a lovely pattern - should be a great project. Glad your sewing sisters were able to get booked on another flight!

Erin said...

Very cute! Id love to try one out!

clare's craftroom said...

Hi count me in please , I love that bag but then again I have a thing for prairie points .

Christy said...

Ooooh that's a sweet giveaway! Please join my Sew Mama Sew giveaway too!

Bev C said...

Hello Janelle,You must be pleased with your new bag,it looks great.Could you please enter Lucy's name in this giveaway as she is enjoying her sewing at the moment. Happy days.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the way the bag turned out and would love to win the squares etc.

RebeccaMom said...

another gorgeous bag! you are so good at that :)

Kerry said...

Yes please, I would love to be the lucky winner!! I'm having a giveaway too if you would like to pop on by!!

Jane said...

40 pre-cut charms squares sounds good to me.

Lizzie said...

Hope I'm not too late, would love to win.
Your new project looks great.
Liz

sewjourn said...

I hope all three of you have a FANTASTIC time together and look forward to photos of the zig-zag quilt!!!
Jan

TassieRobyn said...

HI Jannelle,

Love your bag. This is the first time my computer let me leave a comment, and also the first time I have had time to look at anything crafty. Degree now complete, more time for craft. I love your blog for inspiration!!!. Your zig zag quilt sounds great. regards Robyn