Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Promise & A Giveaway!

Sorry to have left you all for so long! 12 days in between posts! Ouch! I promise to never disappear off the face of the earth like that again! I have so much to tell. To say The Creative Connection Event was beyond would honestly not do it justice. The classes were phenomenal, the panel discussions invaluable and the connections made were lifelong. It was amazing. It will take a few different posts to get it all out as I really want to let you all know about the wonderful people I met. So, stay tuned...I promise I'll post something new each day about it.




I think the best way to start this week is to simply say, "I'm back." I have a very long list (as do all of us on any given Monday) but this list has much more breadth to it than the one before I left.

And to make you like me again-- A bag to giveaway! I did a pattern review for the fabulous Sew Mama Sew site and this is the resulting bag. You can read all about the pattern review here. Leave a comment here- anything you'd like to say (although I would love to hear about it if you have been searching for a sewing pattern for something specific but just have not been able to find one.) And if you'd like to follow me on facebook, head on over there, twitter too. There are no extra entries for those this time but I you can get an extra entry for adding my blog to the list of blogs you are following, just follow it and then head back here and leave a comment as such.



I'll keep it open until Thursday and announce it on my Friday Style File post (yeah, the weekly post I so promise and have not not posted the last two weeks, yes, that one-- again, I offer a bag as my apologies) If you visit every day, leave a comment every day, but only one per day please!

Enjoy.

luvluv.
Simone

26 comments:

Princess E. said...

I just love how you combine fresh, bright patterns with vintage, romantic pins. This bag is a perfect example of that!

Adelina said...

Wow, that's an adorable purse! Love the color combo.

Radmall said...

Very beautiful bag. And thank you for the thoughtful review. I think it's interesting that you pinned this in the intermediate sewist category because she just did a blog post on Friday?? talking about a new bag pattern book where she loved, loved, loved that it wasn't dialed down to the beginning sewist. I'm still largely a beginner myself, so it is good to see this perspective.

Melissa Ann said...

I saw this bag on Sew Mama so and thought it was beautiful! I would love to own it :)

susigoesout said...

Hi Simone,
wonderfull bag, discovered your jewel blog a while ago already and added you to my blog roll. I desperately hope to win...
Started to sew bags about a year ago, made some patterns, far away from perfect, but improving with every project...

by Susi

Erin Stewart Hill said...

I love your fabric combinations! So romantic and fresh! Thank you for the giveaway!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

Beautiful bag as always. Your style is always fabulous!

Nina said...

Yes please, I´d love to participate. The bag is fantastoic.

meeyeehere said...

I can not sew to save my life but off and on I try.I would love to have this bag! I love hand made things,this bag is really the bees knees
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Visiting said...

found your blog on sew mama sew; love the bag, well done! would love to see how is looks on my shoulder!

Lori said...

Fantastic bag, as are all of your bags.

Cary said...

What a pretty bag! I love the color combination. I'm making one right now from Lazy Girl Desings -- the Miranda Day Bag. I'm hoping to adjust the pattern by adding a zipper closure. I'm hoping it turns out ok.

Deborah A said...

Great bag - your fabric combinations always amaze me - a great talent to have. I have followed your blog for awhile now. I love all your creations!!

Crush Widow said...

I too found you on Sew Mama Sew! Beautiful style you have. I did add you to my blog too. Thanks!

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I love this bag...well all your bags are really very special. thnks for sharing this one with one of us.

Mande said...

Simone, I love your bags! This one is beautiful. Love how you combine stunning fabrics with beautiful vintage brooches. xo

Jamie said...

wow, what a gorgeous bag! I love the shape.

jamiedelight @gmail.com

Laurie Anne said...

Sew Mama Sew has led me to your fabulous blog...so nice to 'meet' you! Your fabric choices are fabulous and the bag you made is divine!

Ellen said...

Wow, Simone! You took what looked to be a rather bland looking bag from the picture on the pattern and made it truly come alive! The bag is gorgeous and the colors are just right for autumn in New England!

fearnie said...

I love the colours of the fabrics, great cominbation -its lovely. It would look good with so many things!

JoAnn said...

yes please! so pretty! i would love to go on campus with THAT brightening my day!

Cook & Bottle Washer said...

I love that bag! Beautiful fabric and color combination.

susigoesout said...

hey,
here again, that bag is great!

Ruby said...

Very cute bag, love the fabric combination.

Crush Widow said...

Hiya! Me again! Love the bag!
Lynn

Marnie said...

Another beautiful bag! This would look fabulous on my arm while flying out to the westcoast!! Marnie