Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lazy Days and Giveaways!

Well the holidays are almost over, I was going to do so many things…..in the end I just put my feet up and read my book.

I purchased this purse kit by Nicole Mallalieu some time ago and it has sat patiently waiting on the sewing table while other projects came and went.  As I tossed and turned the other night desperately trying to sleep, this little project popped into my head…..that’s what I’m going to do tomorrow I thought.

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And so I did.  It was nice to do something a little different and it all came together beautifully. Nicole’s instructions are great.  I’ve just placed an order for more frames so it’s time for a Giveaway!

Leave a comment on this post and I’ll put your name into the draw for your very own purse, mention the giveaway on your own blog and get 5 more entries, you can choose the fabric from my stash and I’ll whip one up for you!

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This African Violet sits on my kitchen bench and makes me smile :)

Good Luck!
Kylie
PS: I’ll draw the winner some time on Friday (c:

43 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Glad you had a relaxing holiday. Lovely purse Kylie! I have been wanting to try these purses and am encouraged that you found it to be straight forward. What a fun idea for a giveaway.

Janellybelly said...

I loved 'the book', it was all the more special because you gave it to me :)
The purse looks gorgeous, good luck everyone.

Fiona said...

Gorgeous purse Kylie - I absolutely love the colours! x

Jenny said...

Really love that purse, would like one of those!

Sara said...

Just gorgeous Kylie! I love that material ,reminds me of a william Morris print.

Bev C said...

Kylie, Lovely colours in the material you used to make the purse. You clever lady. Happy days.

Bree said...

love the purse. might have to try something like that myself!

Lilly said...

That purse is adorable!!! I would love to win it!
Thanks a lot!

Jo in TAS said...

Great purse! Looks fabulous in the print you used. Your african violet looks happy too!

clare's craftroom said...

Gorgeous purse ! I would love to win one .

Marica said...

So very cute little purse and of course I would love to win this one ;-)

Riches Stitches said...

My kind of holidays, sounds like you had a very relaxing time. Love your purse, it reminds me of the ones I used to have when I was a little girl. Please put me in your draw.

2paw said...

Love your purse and the green lining fabric!! Unbeknownst to them, my mum and aunt are buying me a kit for my birthday!!!

trashalou said...

loving the purse. Much as I really want to do one those frames scare me!

Ruth B said...

Love your little coin purse Kylie. I wouldn't have the nerve to try something like that. It looks daunting with the little metal hardware thing. Yours looks perfect and I would love to have one too! Very generous giveaway.

Nancy said...

What a cute little pocketbook... I am not sure my sewing skills are up to putting that hardware on so it would be nice to have someone else do it for me.

I will be out-of-town Friday when you draw, so will check back on Sunday eve to see if I win...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great purse - so neatly constructed! It would look great in any print - maybe the pink and red apples?

Deb said...

Lovely wee purse, the style lends itself to any fabric design really.

Jane said...

beautiful purse! I LOVE that lining fabric and would love to win (though it's great to know where to get a set for myself too - thanks)

thanks

janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin said...

Beautiful violets! The purse is too cute!

texmorg said...

Sometimes its just great to read relax and do nothing. Just chill out. The purse is so cute but i am leaving a comment as Jenni (mummydaughtertime) is away on holidays and i know that she loves Nicoles work and has a couple of her patterns.
Linda

Handmade by Mai said...

The purse is cute and I need a new one. So please.......

Kerryanne English said...

Gorgeous purse Kylie.
Those african violets have taken me back through time. My old nana loved to strike and grow African Violets and if she had one she had 100... all in recycled pots made from tin cans, margarine containers etc. Your photo has made me think of her tonight. Thank you.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Caroline said...

Kylie, What a beautiful purse. I love the way the colours work together. I found your blog through the comment you posted on Tam's. Now I know 2 clever, crafty girls publishing their work on line!

Cheers Caroline.

Evonne said...

Hi Kylie, Don't you just love the school holidays in winter!! You are so clever and have done a beautiful job on your purse. Have a wonderful week. Evonne xx

Tammy James said...

Your African violet is beautiful, I only wish mine was looking so healthy. Oh that purse is so cute, love the contrast lining!

tassierobyn said...

Kylie, i love the purse. It is always good to try something different. It turned out beautifully.

Carol in E TN said...

Cute little bag......I blogged about it on my blog just a few minutes ago. Please enter me in your giveaway!
libertythreads@charter.net

Lulu said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Mystica said...

Lovely purse and beautiful colors.

gabrieln said...

I am loving all the amazing things you ladies have made... I want a bag and a wrap-around apron and a purse and a quilt... I feel like Veruka in the chocolate factory :)

Christy said...

super dainty and oh so ladylike! gorgeous giveaway!

Traceylea said...

Hi Kylie,

Love the purse, it looks so cute and easy to make. Glad to hear that you had a lovely girls weekend with Janelly and Katherine in Perth. Take care. xx

Tracey said...

A dear friend told me about your blog. Love it.
Would you believe I just had my first sewing lesson, and I am already hooked.

suzitee said...

Your purse is divine Kylie! What a lovely idea for a giveaway...thanks for the chance xxx

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous purse. Would love to win it. :)

Hope said...

That purse is gorgeous - I LOVE the fabric you've used. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance.

Cora said...

I've been seeing these alot lately but haven't come across the kit in the stores. I'd love to win one along with the pattern. I'm posting your giveaway on my blog.

synnove75 said...

That's such a loveley purse! I would like a chance to win:-)
Thankyou,
Synnoeve in Norway

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'm puting it on my blog right now. Have a lovely week!

Jenni said...

I'm love, love, loving that purse! She has some great purse/handbag designs!

robin_titan said...

How cute! :)

Loralynn said...

You did a lovely job on your purse! How generous of you to give one away!