Thursday, August 13, 2015

1,000 followers giveaway!

I was shocked and amazed when I saw that I hit 1,000 followers on Instagram over the weekend.

In honor of that milestone, I am hosting 2 giveaways. One will be on Instagram and one on this blog post!  What better way to celebrate such a milestone than to do a giveaway that includes the pattern that really "started it all" so to speak, the A Place for Everything Bag.  I've written about this bag on several occasions on my blog and on Instagram, and I really couldn't love this bag any more than I do.

These are the 6 bags that I've made from the pattern!

Before I get into the giveaway details, I'm going to have a super sappy moment and say thank you so very much to everybody that has been a part of this journey to 1,000 followers.  There are a couple of people that I deserve extra thanks:  Annie Unrein (creator of amazing bag patterns and Soft and Stable), Tula Pink, Katy Jones, and Teresa Silva, the three brilliant, amazingly talented ladies that have given me the opportunity to make the bags for them, and last, but certainly not least, and my family and friends for just being the people that you are.

So, yeah, now we're moving on to the good stuff...  You ready?

The giveaways

On the Instagram giveaway, I will be giving away a copy of my favorite pattern, the A Place for Everything Bag and a yard of Soft and Stable courtesy of Annie and her amazing team at

For my 2nd giveaway (on this post), I am doing an even BIGGER prize. In addition to winning a copy of the A Place by Everything Bag pattern and a yard of By Annie's Soft and Stable (also courtesy of Annie and her team), I am including a finishing kit for making the bag. The kit includes the mesh, vinyl, and zippers that you will need to make my favorite bag. 

The rules

You may enter both giveaways, but you can only win once. If the same winner happens to be selected by the random number generator, you will win the larger of the two prizes (the pattern + Soft and Stable + the finishing kit).

To enter, please leave a comment and tell me either which fabric you might use or how you will use your bag (or both). **If you are commenting on this blog post, please make sure your email address is listed (if you are commenting with a Google/Blogger/whatever profile) or leave it in the comment so that I can get in contact with you.

The giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific Time (Midnight Eastern Time) on Saturday, August 15. 

I will send a direct message to the Instagram winner and an email to the blog winner to get your shipping addresses.

Good luck to everybody, and thank you again to each one of you for being part of this journey.

UPDATE (as of 9:04pm on 8/15/15)

Congrats, Darcy!  You will receive the pattern and a yard of Soft & Stable courtesy of Annie and a finishing kit from me so start planning!  I'll email you shortly to get your color choices for the mesh/zippers and address!


  1. You are the sweetest. Thank you for making me one of these bags. I'm super lucky to have become friends with you! I would make my bag out of Tula Pink Eden! Or maybe I would find someone to make me the bag! Congrats on 1000 Followers on Instagram. You make awesome stuff!

  2. Best. Giveaway. Ever. I am hoarding some Ellen Luckett canvas for just such a bag. Thank you for the chance to win and congratulations on this milestone.

    1. Congrats, Darcy! You're the winner! I will send you an email in a few minutes to get more info.

  3. I would use my Tula Pink Fabric or Melody Miller. They both are my favorite designers. Thank you for a great giveaway. My email is

  4. This is awesome, congratulations on 1000. It is a toss up if I'd use Sarah Watts Lazy Day, love those sloths, or Anna Maria Horner Postage Due. I plan on using it for my new adventures in EPP.

  5. I have been hoarding some Tula Pink Fox Field to make this very bag. Great giveaway - thanks!

  6. Yay you! lovely giveaway! I'd use duckling fabric I have (a lovely taupe) to make my sister a bag~ congrats on 1k!

  7. I have some hollywood revive from timeless treasures that would be so pretty for the bag!

  8. So excited for your giveaway. I would use it to organize my sewing space, and would use new cotton and steel fabric

  9. What a fun giveaway. Congratulations on 1k followers! I would use the bag to help organize my sewing areas.

  10. How fun! I would use some of Lori Holt's fabrics and make a bag to take with my sewing stuff to her retreat in October.

  11. Congratulations! I'd use mine to organise my on-the-go-hexies :)

  12. Congratulations! I was inspired to sew this bag from seeing yours! I then took the craftsy class! If I won I'd make the next bag from Tula Pink's Elizabeth fabric. It would be used to carry my harp things around. Strings, music, tuner etc. It's a fab pattern!