Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew, Mama, Sew! May Giveaway Day

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The Sew, Mama, Sew May Giveaway Day is here! Thanks for clicking through from there to drop in on me. I won a couple of cute things last year and was eager to participate as a giver this year.

Here is what you can win:


You'll receive two of my recycled grocery totes. I make them from all sorts of materials that might otherwise have wound up in the trash - stained tablecloths, curtains that no longer suit our decor, vintage sheets, fabric remnants, even no longer used clothing.

What I think is much nicer about my bags than the ones you buy at the store are that mine are fully washable. Just toss them in the laundry (I drop them in my towel load) and you've got clean bags for every shopping trip. They're especially great for use at the farm - the ones made from tablecloth are a nice heavy cotton that keep the moisture in leafy greens.  At our CSA I bag them and they go straight into the refrigerator in the same bag.  So convenient.

* To enter, please follow my blog and leave me a message letting me know how you're following- in a reader or directly through Blogger.

* I love tutorials, especially ones that help keep something from ending up in the trash and create soemthing useful. For an entry please leave me a link to your favorite tutorial.

* I have been thinking about maybe selling these on Etsy. Do you think $3 each would be a fair price? Tell me in a separate comment.

So you can enter this drawing up to three times, once for following, once for a tute link and once for your opinion.

I will ship internationally.

Please leave your comments by 11:59PM Eastern, Wednesday, May 25th. I will select a winner on Thursday using Random.org and contact them immediately for shipping information.

If your email address isn't available by clicking through your comment, please include your email address or I will have no way to contact you and will have to draw a new winner.

Enjoy!

99 comments:

  1. I'm following through Blogger :)

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  2. If I don't win, and you do offer these up on Etsy at $3 a piece, I will most certainly buy one :)

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  3. i follow with gfc as karen scammell
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  4. I am a follower through GFC! yay!~

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  5. And I also think it's a very fair price, if not, under priced, considering Etsy listing fee and sale commision.

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  6. I'm following through Google Friend Connect (3stairs). My husband calls me the bag lady, lol. I love the idea of recycling fabrics to make the bags.

    crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I think $3 is a great price for a washable bag!

    crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I think 3$ is great, but I think there should be a quantity price too like 3 or more the price is 2$....

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  9. I love re-using fabric, and yours look just lovely!
    Following you :)

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com :)

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  10. I signed up as a follower!
    yobethie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  11. This is one of my favorite tutorials:
    http://weefolkart.com/?q=node/278

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  12. Yes, $3 is a fair price!

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  13. I love grocery bags. So eco friendly!

    Following your blog.

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  14. I think $3 would be a perfectly reasonable price!

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  15. http://hideyourarms.com/ My favorite blog with tons of tutorials for upcycling tees and hoodies!

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  16. I love the bags what a great idea!

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  17. Oooh, I love them! I'm a follower.

    Thanks

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  18. I love this idea for re-purposing Waldorf watercolor paintings. http://morningsunrae.blogspot.com/2010/05/repurposing-watercolor-paintings.html

    Becca

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  19. Seems like $3 may be too little.

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  20. Reading on Blogger. cut rope and smile at aim dot com.

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  21. I think price depends on how long it takes you to make them. They look pretty simple, so if you can whip one up in less than half an hour I think $3 is totally fair. If it's longer than that I'd probably bump the price up to $5. cut rope and smile at aim dot com.

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  22. Awesome bags! I even have a grocery bag tutorial on my blog!

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  23. You have some great ideas here! I don't think $3 is too much to ask for the grocery bags. I've seen ones for much more money that aren't as nice. Thanks for this chance to win!

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  24. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I think $3 is a great price for a tote, especially if shipping isn't too expensive.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. I love how you're making repurposed grocery bags. That's so cool. It's like, double eco friendly. So pretty, what an awesome giveaway.

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  27. $3 sounds like a great price!

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  28. Love to reuse, recycle to reduce waste. Have always been a big fan. Way to go. Three dollars would be a great price.

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  29. I think 3$ is a decent price for something that is saving the earth

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  30. Thank you for your generous giveaway and international shipping!! ♥ 'em

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  31. I also think you could sell them for $3 of maybe do a 2 for 5 deal!

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  32. I'm now a follower of this blog via GFC. Thanks!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  33. I think $3 would be a fair price on etsy for these bags. :o)

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower!

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  35. Also, I think $3 is a fair price...especially if you do a special on bulk...like 2/$5, etc.

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  36. I'd love to win, thanks for the opportunity.
    libbystiles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. Cute bags! I recently made a purse out of an old shirt but I haven't put the tutorial together yet. The photos are on my blog and tute coming soon! http://www.bugglebeehandmade.com/2011/04/one-month-to-win-it-i-won.html

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  38. I too like to repurpose fabric, I do have a problem though. My my old clothing pile that I have to repurpose is more getting bigger and bigger and I'm not getting the sewing done.

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  39. Awesome! I have some vintage sheets waiting for me to make my own bags - several of my original bags are starting to wear out. I'd love to try yours! I'm a new follower.

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  40. Tutorials - there's one on u-create that focuses on using vintage sheets in quilting. I have not thought of that but the photos are beautiful!

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  41. Etsy. I think that's a fair price. However, I'd suggest you group them by 2-3 per listing to save on fees/time. :)

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  42. New follower! Great giveaway and such talent - you should be proud! Thanks bunches!

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  43. I think 3-4 is a good price -really comes down to shipping :)

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  44. awesome bags! love the repurposing!

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  45. I think that $3 is a very fair price. Good luck!
    Vanessa

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  46. Thanks for agreat giveaway. I now follow you

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  47. I am a public GFC follower of your blog. Thank you for the chance!
    uk7ss@yahoo.com

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  48. I think $3 is a good price. Maybe you can take this idea further and make structured, larger tote bags for heavy groceries.

    uk7ss@yahoo.com

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  49. Great idea making your own grocery totes from recycled material. That's like doing your part to save the planet x 2! They're cute too! : )
    catherinedpayne@gmail.com

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  50. Hi! I am now a follower of your blog through blogger and can't wait till I have time to look around more. Love the bags.

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  51. In my opinion, if you are going to sale these on Etsy then i think you are under pricing yourself. I would charge at least $10 because if you don't charge enough then people will think they are not well made and if you charge too much then people will think you are over priced lol. A fine balance I suppose. I would love to have one though.

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  52. Here is a link with lots of great tutorials in it.
    http://www.sewchicandunique.com/tutorial-list/

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  53. following


    thanks for the sweet giveaway!
    email is in my profile
    or nicmowat (AT) gmail (dot) com

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  54. and, totally would buy for $3!!
    email is in my profile
    or nicmowat (AT) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I am a follower...neat bags!
    bvbabybv at gmail dot com

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  56. Yes, I think $3 is a great price! How much would shipping be?

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  57. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  58. I think $3 is very fair for one of these bags :)

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  59. I follow through Blogger. epeanut79 at comcast dot net

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  60. $3 is absolutely a fair price for one of these bags! epeanut79 at comcast dot net

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  61. I'm following through blogger.

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  62. I love this tutorial: http://www.connectthedotscrafts.com/2009/10/recycled-project-milk-carton-coin.html
    I made two dozen of these coin purses for my upcoming summer art sales out of recycled almond milk cartons! No glue needed!

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  63. My favorite tutorial:

    http://deliacreates.blogspot.com/2011/05/greeneasy-knit-produce-bag.html

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  64. I think you could get $3, maybe. I would peruse Etsy and see the median price for a grocery sack, then place yourself just a little bit under. Knowing myself, if I went to Etsy shopping for one, I would look around and find who was selling them at the best price. So, look around and price accordingly.

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  65. I'm following through blogger, and I think $3 would actually be too low a price for such lovely bags.

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  66. Here's my link to my new fave tutorial, which also happens to be what I'm giving away on my blog!

    http://www.purlbee.com/braided-handle-tote/

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  67. I think $3 is a great price!

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  68. I follow your blog on the RSS aggregator in Safari. I don't know if I should switch to one that is web-based or not, but for now this works for me ^_^

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  69. I'm following your blog using the RSS aggregator on Safari. Although this Google thing is looking pretty good too...

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  70. I'm a fabric bag fan, please count me in !

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  71. 3$ sounds good ! Maybe shpment feas to Europe would be too much but for "local" customers, this would be great !

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  72. Lovely bags! I'm a follower
    liftsmeup99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. those are awesome. love the up-cycle.

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  74. I follow via google friend connect!

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  75. OK, as a fellow crafter - I think that $3 is way to cheap for a bag! $10 or maybe 8... but not $3. You and your time are worth more than that!

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  76. I subscribed to your blog via google reader!

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  77. Very cool idea to use repurposed fabric for the bags. I think 3 dollars is more than a fair price. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your bags.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  78. I also am one of your followers.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  79. glad to be a new follower through Blogger:)

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  80. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    My favorite is from Pink Penguin. You may find the link below.
    http://ayumills.blogspot.com
    She have others nice and lovely tutorials too ^^

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  81. I am following your blog too ^^

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  82. yes $3 is a good price

    thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. New follower through blogger/google!

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  84. Just finished up this one and love it! http://amingledyarn.wordpress.com/gallery/tutorial-hip-mama-diaper-bag/

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  85. $3 is too cheap. I hope that helps. My fave tutorial right now is: http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/2011/05/tea-caddy.html
    Thanks for a great giveaway! izazbz at yahoo dot com

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  86. Following :)

    And $3 is a good price.

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  87. I would love to make good use of those bags.I am following through blogger

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  88. Well done. they are lovely!

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  89. I think $3 would be more than reasonable.

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  90. I think that reusable bags generally cost more than $3. Since these are both reusable and washable, I would charge more:)

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  91. What a great giveaway! Became a follower, think $3 is a bargain for your bags, and love this tute:
    http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2007/03/thumb-tack-tutorial.html

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    Patti - napergal50@yahoo.com

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  92. Thank you so much for all the great comments everyone. I will post the winner shortly.

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  93. Having a glitch on our network. Will post the winner as soon as I can.

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