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Monday, December 12, 2011

SMS Giveaway Day!

Okay.
I'm late.
I mean it's almost 10am here!
Well, better late than never, right?

Here's my contribution to the giveaway day!  I'm having two - you know, just for fun.


The first is Handmade Accessories.


AND you have a choice!

I have been making wallets - or trying to.  I had found a great tutorial for a wallet and I made myself one, but when I went to go make another, the page was gone!  So I have been trying to make a few using my own as a template.  Sounds easy, eh?
Well, um, it's not going so smooth as I would have hoped.

Here though, is the best one yet!
Zip pocket with a pocket behind, 6 card slots (though they could easily hold 2 cards each), and a pocket on the bottom to hold receipts or what have you.
Functional.  Pretty.  And one of a kind.

Or if you are so inclined, you could pick the art folder I made.  It'll hold pencil crayons, wax crayons and paper.  It closes with an elastic and button.


I hate having to do all kinds of things just to get an entry, so I'm gonna keep this simple.  Just a comment.  One simple comment and you're in!

And because I like having a prompt, how about a question to answer.
Where do you buy most of your fabric?  What is your favourite shop?

Just let me know in your comment which you'd like to win, the wallet or the folder.

95 comments:

  1. Howdy. Your wallets are adorable!

    I actually end up buying most of my fabric at Joann's. Sad I know, but I like to touch it before I buy it.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! Happy Blogging!

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  2. Love the art set! I buy most of my fabric from Hancock fabrics because its local. For my designer fabrics, I usually get them on sale at fabric.com or in FQ or half yard packs on etsy.

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  3. My favorite place to get fabric is the salvage store. Seriously! They just got a boatload of Jay McCarroll's woodland wonderland in. $4.50 a yard! I don't mind waiting a couple years. there's more fabric in the world than I can use.

    For kids clothing fabric, though, I love Chez Ami. They sell fabric as well as clothes, and it is really nice quality.

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  4. OOh the wallet is perfect! Great details! Thanks for hosting.

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  5. The art folder would be so great for my little ones! Thanks for the giveaway.
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I'm in such need of a new wallet! msagala 1 at gmail dot com

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  7. Most of my fabric came from my grandmother's stash when we cleaned out her house, or is repurposed from the three tubs of clothes my dad got rid of when he lost over 100 lbs. Anything else is usually bought online since it not easy to shop in a fabric store with a 2 year old!
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  8. These are so fun! I would like to have the wallet.

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  9. Most of my fabric comes from Hobby Lobby or Hancock Fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I love the wallet; the fabric is beautiful! I actually buy a lot of my fabric from thrift stores!! It's a fantastic place to get fabric for cheap cheap! And since I don't mind not having the latest designer fabric, I'm fine with that! I'll tell you what my least favorite fabric store is - Fabricland (in Canada). They're sooo expensive and the staff is pretty much useless. There's a store in Calgary called Traditional Pastimes that has great fabric and super helpful staff.

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  11. I like buying fabric online- Hawthorne Threads and Fat Quarter Shop are two of my favorites.

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  12. Gorgeous! fabric.com is my main addiction...I mean...fabric supplier. I live an hour away from any store to buy it, so online is awesome!

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  13. I love the wallet, I think. I also use Canton Village and Hawthorne Fabrics for my fabric needs - they're fun and have good sales!

    michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  14. I *heart* the art folder, and my teenager the artist will love it even more!

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win such fun goodies! I especially love the art folder.

    I like to hunt around for fabric sales and tend to buy from whichever shop is offering the best deal at the time! There is a website called True Up (http://www.trueup.net/) that posts sales alerts on a weekly basis. I have found them to be very useful!

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  16. I buy a lot of things on different forum's BSOT. I do like Mill's End (which is the fabric mill's outlet) to bulk up on things !

    ANd I think I'd like the folder !

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  17. I love the wallet, it's very cute and practical! I've been needing a new one recently.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway! :D
    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Oooh, I think I'd like the folder - planning on taking up sketching in 2012, although I've said that for the past few years!
    And i'm a rummage saler - mostly recycled fabrics.....and rpesents from my sister who has excellent taste!

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  19. I love the wallet. There is a tutorial for something similar at sewingmamas.com I have a HUGE stash of fabric that I purchased while my husband was stationed in South Korea.

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  20. I love the wallet. I get my fabric at Hancock. They opened a location just outside of my neighborhood.

    Lora W.
    imnstitches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. I love them both... especially the art folder :)
    i buy my fabric at the thrift store ;)
    karli
    k_squared4t@hotmail.com

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  22. I usually buy my fabric on Ottawa Street in Hamilton - its lined with fabric stores. I like the wallet you made!
    ltenhage@gmail.com

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  23. I love the folder. I buy most of my fabric at Fabric Depot in Portland. :)
    tarynoakley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Oh tough choice here but since I need a new one I will say I would love to win the wallet. I think you did a great job of it. Are you going to make a tute of your own for us? Thanks for the chance to win. I mostly shop on line as I work nights and sleep days and not to many fabric shops are open all night on my days off (LOL) just the ones on line. I really like the Intrepid Thread on esty, and Hawthorn Threads, Sky Reeves, oh there are just so many good shops on line I could go on and on.

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  25. There is a quilting shop about an hour from here. But I may have to buy some stuff online soon. There are so many to choose from!

    Thanks!

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  26. Hi, both are lovely but I would choose the art folder. I don't sew, I prefer to crochet or knit, so I don't have a fabric shop to recommend you, and I live in Portugal :)

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  27. Simple Comment!! Actually I like the little wallet you made, creative you, using your own template!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  28. I'd be very happy with either prize!
    I buy most of my fabric from assorted etsy stores.

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  29. I bought from local fabrics shop and come from online etsy shop.

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  30. My birthday is Saturday, and this would be a great birthday present!

    I buy most of my fabric from Hancocks. That is where my Mom went. That is where I go, and the ladies there know me.

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  31. We don't have many shops locally so I mostly buy online or at shows!

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  32. I love the wallet! I usually go to a local Hancock Fabric for all my fabric supplies, but I recently found a brick and morter store nearby that carries all designer fabrics - it's called Jackman Fabrics and I am so excited!!!

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  33. I'd love to win the wallet. I purchase fabric from all sorts of places -- Dressew in Vancouver, Fabricland, and quilt shops here and there!

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  34. such cute items and a nice blog. thank you for the giveaway. I shop for fabrics at local shops or at a few on line - like quilt taffy or modern fabric studio. thank you!

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  35. I hate paying for shipping so I buy the majority of my fabric at Joanns, with coupons. I have bought from fabric.com as well and have been very happy with them

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  36. Love the art folder and the wallet. The art folder would be good for my toddler. And the wallet is just plain cute and could find a good home in my purse.
    I play with paper (making cards and occasionally scrapbooking), so don't purchase fabric. I love Michaels for my supplies though- especially if I have the 40% off coupon!

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  37. That folder is fantastic!!

    I buy most of my fabric at Fabric Depot in Portland. It's a huge store, but not a chain. I buy little bits of fabric at our local quilt shop, but for a large shopping spree, i go to Portland, where there is a huge selection.

    Online, I've been really happy with Pink Chalk Fabric.

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  38. I buy locally in my city centre mainly.
    I love the art folder.
    AriadnefromGreece!
    ariadnesky@hotmail.com

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  39. I would love the writing paper folder - yes I'm old fashioned and write letters.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  40. Oooh that's a very nice wallet. I buy most of my fabric at JoAnn's... for specialty stuff there's High Fashion Fabrics in town, or a LQS called Sunflower Quilts for quilting fabric, but JoAnn's is convenient... dangandblast@gmail.com

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  41. Thanks! I have such a huge stash that I have been limiting myself to buying vintage fabric only from thrift stores, flea markets, etc.!

    And I would prefer the wallet!

    erikaahaj at verizon.net

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  42. I usually buy at Joanns because it's close but I love hobby lobby's clearance section. I'm a touch and feel the fabric kinda girl lol

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  43. I buy mostly at Joann's (so I can see and touch), but Vogue fabrics has some beautiful things. Thanks for the chance to win! ellen@myerly.net

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  44. I love the wallet ! i buy most of my fabric at fabric.com. thanks!

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  45. fabric.com or big box stores usually..i buy what i like not just for the designers! i love that art folder! :) looks like a perfect little organizer ..raineoc@yahoo.com

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  46. I don't buy much fabric but sometimes local opp shops have remnants that are quite nice, and somewhat unique too :)

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  47. I love the folder. I buy most fabric at local quilt shops...luckily there are quite a few nice ones in my area. I also buy online from shops and Etsy.

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  48. i have two little ones - we would LOVE the art folder. thank you for the chance to win. how are you today?

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  49. Love that art folder, so cute! I buy most of my fabric at Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabric. Thanks for the chance to win! :)
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  50. I'd love the art folder! I get most of my fabric from Spotlight, the local "big box" craft store, which is the Aussie equivalent of Hobby Lobby.

    ozknitter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Super cute art folder! Thanks for the giveaway! I buy most of my fabric on etsy. It's totally addictive :-)

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  52. I buy most of my fabric online now. I rally like your art kit. Did you use a tute or is it your own design?

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  53. I love the wallet. It is not easy to sew it. I bought my cloth at the local shops
    anghhong@yahoo.com

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  54. That wallet is beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  55. The folder is cute, my daughter would love that, she spend many many many hours coloring!

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  56. I buy all of my fabric on Etsy, and Drygood Designs. Once in a blue moon, I'll visit the local fabric shops but never Joann's.

    I love the wallet! I know I am in desperate need of a new one.

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  57. I love that folder! Perhaps it could help me to get organised! I can use all the help I can get:)
    mcintoshsusan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. I love both! I think I would choose the folder, because I have never seen one in person!
    I usually buy online, but we have a store nearby named "Cottonwood" that I go to when I have a coupon.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. beautiful work! Thanks for a great giveaway! I love them both!

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  60. I buy a lot of fabric from local quilt shops. I love just exploring and being inspired there!

    And I LOVE the wallet!

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  61. I'd really like the art folder. I always keep losing all my supplies and they get scattered everywhere. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I buy most of my fabric from Hobby Lobby. Hancock Fabrics comes in a close 2nd.

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  63. I like the art folder. I buy most fabric at Joann's and at Modern Fabric Studio online.

    sewvery(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I love all of those! My favorite is the art folder though! So inspiring and colorful! My favorite place to by fabric would be my mom's house which has an amazing selection...it's also a free shop, which makes it even better! :)

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  65. I love the wallet so I hope *you* are going to make a tutorial :) I like buying fabric from Connecting Threads because it is a great price, and I pre-pay my customs so never any worries there.

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  66. I don't buy any of my fabric most I use scraps which all my lovely friends kindly had over to me to reuse!! hehe loving the purse hun!!

    xo Steph

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  67. I like fabric.com but I order in about 10 shops. So no real favourite :)
    Susanne

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  68. I'm in Australia so Spotlight is my go to fabric shop.
    Your wallet is adorable I would love to win it!

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  69. I love the art folder!
    I buy most of my fabric from local quilting shop.

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  70. Most of my fabric has been given to me, but when I do buy it, I go to Hobby Lobby.

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  71. Ooo I have been wanting a fabric wallet for so long. :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I get most of my fabric from fabric.com or Joann's, but LOVE to browse (and try not to drool) over local quilting shops! :)

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  72. My local thrift store occasionally has nice fabric, of course there is always Joanns and I've been dying to try my local fabric shop.

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  73. I try to buy local at the quilt shop, but I like Hawthorne Threads and SMS online. I really like that art folder fabric you used!

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  74. I would love to win the folder - and I buy most of my fabric online. (I live in GErmany in a village)

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

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  75. I love the fabrics on the art folder you made. It's cool.
    I've been happy with my online purchases at fabricshack.com

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  76. I buy most of my fabric from Hancock Fabric. I would love to win the wallet

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  77. My favorite 'shop' is my mom's fabric stash, since she doesn't really sew any more. If I can't find what I want there, I go to Fabricland (a Western Canada chain) or Fabricana.

    chibidani at gmail dot com

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  78. I usually buy my stuff at my favorite store: Hobby Lobby (I like to actually see the fabrics), but I've lately become smitten with "designer" stuff and I really like (and trust) Julie's judgement over at The Intrepid Thread (that's an etsy shop)

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  79. I like the fabric of the folder, but my wallet is broken so I'd have to pick the wallet. Thanks for the chance to win :-) jjjcwebb (at) Hotmail d0t com

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  80. Cute items! Thanks for keeping it simple :)

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  81. I love the art folder! I buy most of my fabric at a local quilting store.

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  82. I like shopping locally. I'd choose the wallet. Thanks!

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  83. the folder would be perfect for my daughter. Especially with all the traveling we do.

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  84. Hi! I was fortunate to be in New Zealand for a week in August, and I shopped for fabric while I was there. The wool knits were amazing. BUT--I do end up buying most of my fabric from JoAnn's and Fabric.com

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  86. One of my favorite places to buy fabric is Hawthorne Threads. They have loads of designer fabrics, some things you can't find hardly anywhere else and their prices seem to be a bit better. They've also got excellent customer service. And that walled is so lovely, I'd love to have it.

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  87. I need a new wallet!

    I buy most of my fabric at a local shop which is, sadly, closing soon. :(

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  88. I have so much fabric already, I have no business buying more! Plus, I do a lot of charity quilting with donated fabric. Other than that, I like foraging in thrift shops a lot. Merry Christmas!

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