Sunday, April 27, 2008

and the winner is...

Well, the time has come for choosing a winner and after putting the numbers through the random number generator, Tiffany, from Pate Family Fun is the winner of a new custom camera strap! This is the one she chose! I think she has great taste, as it is a cute vintage fabric, and there is only one left after this one.

camera strap :: vintage flowers

Thanks to all who entered, and I sure wish I could give each of you a strap! If any of you who entered the contest and didn't win, I am going to offer to you a 20% discount for the rest of this week on any camera strap listed in my etsy shop! Oh, I might as well offer the same discount on custom orders, as well, since I have a bunch of new fabrics and haven't had time to make up new straps in those fabrics. Just let me know you entered my giveaway before you pay and I'll send you an adjusted invoice to reflect the discount! Remember, this offer is only good through next Saturday, May 3!

Thanks again! This was a lot of fun and I plan on doing it again in July for the next Bloggy Giveaways Carnival!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

bloggy giveaways carnival

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

It is time for the bloggy giveaways carnival and I am so excited! I have entered several giveaways, and most of them have a coffee theme. I'm all for some free Starbucks!

I am also hosting my own giveaway and have decided to offer a free custom camera strap!

modification to camera straps

Just take a look at my shop and see the straps, and then at my fabric swatches to decide just which fabric you'd like. Then, leave a comment telling me what you would like to win. The contest will be open until Saturday, April 26, 12 midnight EST. I will use the random number generator to choose the winning entry on Sunday, April 27, and notify the winner by email and here at my blog. Your custom camera strap will be on its way to you within a week of the giveaway's closing.

Take a look at the other terrific giveaways, too! You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

a basic tote tutorial

I just added another tutorial to the sidebar for a basic tote bag.

linen and stripe tote bag

This one is super easy and great for a beginner or someone who just wants a quick project. They are fun to embellish and make wonderful gifts. Enjoy!