Blogtober 8th: One for you and one for me, a giveaway

I’ve been sewing, see?

Picture 3191I made a couple of cute wee WIP bags, out of some scrumptious Amy Butler fabric I bought a couple of weeks ago off a friend who was destashing. Actually, they aren’ that small – they are around 6.5 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall.  Each one is fully lined (in bright pink cotton fabric) and has a wee ribbon drawstring closure. For those who are non- knitters, they would also suit any kind of crafty project or collection – my daughter keeps her trains in one 🙂

So, why did I made two? One for you and one for me!

Yes, that’s right, I want one of my readers to have one too.


Firstly, Blogtober! It’s a month to blog heaps, have heaps of guests through, to hopefully welcome in new readers, and to celebrate the blogging community. A giveaway is a great way to include the readers more too (of course, you’re all welcome to leave comments any time!).

And secondly, some time tonight or in the early hours of tomorrow, my wee blog will be clicking over to 30,000 hits. Cool, eh! So, I thought the time was right to do a giveaway now rather than waiting until later in the month.

So, what is up for grabs?


Picture 3190

I will be giving away not only the Amy Butler bag, but also I will be filling it with goodies. Since some of my readers are not knitters (!) they will not be knitting related either – there will be a surprise selection of delicious treats to enjoy. I am happy to post this internationally too 🙂

You’ve got just over a week to enter this competition – I will be drawing a winner with the help of the nice random number selecting folks at at 10pm NZ time next Friday night.

So, how do you enter? Just post a comment below!

If you feel like sharing the love and getting another entry, either add me to your blogroll on your blog, or blog about this giveaway and let me know.  If I’m already on your blogroll, pop that in your comment and that will get you a second entry too.

Let the fun begin!


88 Responses to “Blogtober 8th: One for you and one for me, a giveaway”

  1. 1 Catherine October 8, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Oh please count me in. They look absolutely gorgeous. What an awesome WIP bag.

    I have no blog (I’m just not that interesting) but I’ve love one chance into the draw.


  2. 2 Mazzy October 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I love Amy Butler fabric! Those bags look very cool. I decided a while ago I needed some WIP bags for my knitting, after a three-project snarl up that saw me untangling for nearly an hour. The first attempt I had at making one turned out a laughably huge WIP bag – big enough for all three projects, which kind of defeats the purpose! Anyway, yours look great, if I don’t win one I am inspired to try making one of my own again.

    Oh, and you’re on my blogroll…must go double check that!

  3. 3 sue October 9, 2009 at 12:31 am

    How lovely a bag you made. I think I have some of that fabric to make a weekend bag which has been waiting for quite a while now. Congrats on all the hits too. I do read your blog because your one of my ravelry friends but I can add you to my bloglist too.

  4. 4 Caffeine Girl October 9, 2009 at 2:04 am

    You’ve been on my blogroll for a while now! I love your blog. And I’m the first commenter. Thus, I think I should win!

    I love the fact that you live in New Zealand. I used to cover the dairy industry for the morning paper in Madison, Wis., and experts often compared our dairy farming to the industry in New Zealand. So, I feel like New Zealand is a sister state to Wisconson!

  5. 5 Darcy October 9, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Your so sweet love the project bag:) You are already on my blog roll:) and congratulations on rolling over to 30,000 hits.I would be delighted to be entered as it is my birthday month turning 42 the 25th.Hugs Darcy

  6. 6 Alia October 9, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Congrats on 30,000 hits! Love the fabric, someone is going to be very lucky! 🙂

  7. 7 Virginia October 9, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Yay for 30,000 hits!

    And I already have you on my blogroll. 🙂

  8. 8 Jo October 9, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Yay congrats Sheryl, totally love that project bag, that fabric is beautiful 🙂

  9. 9 Amber October 9, 2009 at 6:55 am

    A WIP bag is exactly what I need! No more messy tangles when taking my knitting out! I might have to make myself one at some point if I don’t win yours (though it won’t be half as flash)

  10. 10 Alison October 9, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Wow they are just beautiful. Congrats on 30,000 hits on your blog I really enjoy reading it 🙂

  11. 11 Sharonnz October 9, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Clever sausage. How do you get so much done?

  12. 12 Hannah October 9, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Count me in!
    Is that the one you had over yesterday? just beautiful 🙂
    And of course you are on my blogroll

  13. 13 KJ October 9, 2009 at 7:56 am

    What a lovely giveaway! I love reading your blog and seeing what you guys are up to 🙂

  14. 14 Sam October 9, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Yes i noticed that WIP bag yesterday too ( and i loved the fact that little shoes wre in another one!)

    of course your on my blog roll – my blog is my hub for keeping up-to-date with everyone elses blogs aswell.

    hmm manybe i can plug all these freebies in my blogtober post today hehehe

  15. 15 Sam October 9, 2009 at 8:25 am

    congrats on 30,042 (now) posts too! YAY

  16. 16 Lisa Liddell October 9, 2009 at 8:42 am

    They look cute. And useful, perhaps for togs, or toys, or books? As you know there is no wool or knitting going on at my place. 🙂

    You are on my blogroll already… um I think. I will check and see, but Im fairly sure. If not im adding you promtly.

    I am enjoying blogtober, thanks for the hook up.

  17. 17 Flea October 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Wooohoooo Count me in and you are already on my blog roll. 😀

    Fantastic sewing , I love amy butler 🙂

  18. 18 hoaenz October 9, 2009 at 8:51 am

    WOW! over 30,000 hits! FAB!!!!!
    Great little bags too!

  19. 19 Kate E October 9, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Wow love your work again!! Man I so need a WIP bag (or two). Yes please for me! And yes you are already on my blogroll as well.

  20. 20 Shannon Finer October 9, 2009 at 11:05 am

    A bag filled with “treats”! Thank you! Surprizes are the best.

  21. 21 macca October 9, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Oohhh Lovely fabric – count me in too – I already have you on my blogroll.

  22. 22 bibandtuckernz October 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Sheryl, you are so lovely!! Very cool wee bag. I’d love to enter the draw please. You are on my blog roll too. 🙂 Kate

  23. 23 Natalie October 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Ah Sheryl, they look gorgeous!

    You’ve such a big heart 🙂

  24. 24 MoonCat Farms October 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    What a fun giveaway. I LOVE Amy Butler fabrics and I have way too many WIPs so a bag to make them portable is just what I need to start getting them done!

    Thank you for entering me in the drawing.

  25. 25 Jan October 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    What beautiful colours in that lovely bag.

  26. 26 Jenny October 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    a beautiful bag full of goodies, now that is just too good to be true! my daughter can fill it up with matchbox cars!
    thanks for the chance!!

  27. 27 elizabeth October 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    this looks like a lovely treat!

    i’ll be putting a giveaway up on my blog in the next week, too!

    i’m loving blogtoberfest!

  28. 28 kreachr October 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Another giveaway? Wow, you’re awesome! And 30,000 hits!! My site’s had all of about 300…

    I added your blog to my blog list a while ago, and like to be able to read a fellow New Zealander’s blog 🙂

    btw, that Amy Butler fabric is gorgeous – add me to the list please!! 🙂

  29. 29 Clare October 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Oooo! Cute! I want one!

  30. 30 Shelley October 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    What a great giveaway!! Love the fabric!

    I read you blog to see what crafty stuff you get up to, and have a blog (family related not much crafting at the moment) but no idea how to add you to it LOL

  31. 31 Louise October 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Oh I would love to enter your giveaway draw! Those bags look gorgeous. I regularly check your blog, it is great.

  32. 32 Kylie October 9, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Me too. 🙂 I love reading about your latest projects and stash enhancements.

  33. 34 Paws October 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Count me in! That looks fabulous!!!

  34. 35 Paws October 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    And consider yourself added to my blog…under a little recommended reading. :o)

  35. 36 Rachelle October 9, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I would love a WIP bag, perfect for the socks that get toted around everywhere, and that bag is cute!

  36. 37 Julia aka j-j October 9, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Love it! Love your WIP bags! And I’ve added you to my blogroll, however it probably doesn’t help that it’s private while I fiddle with it for another week or 2!

  37. 38 Krisha October 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Congrats on the 30,000 hits!! Good job! Gorgeous bag to by the way!

  38. 39 ottomania October 9, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Hi! How can I resist not leaving a note with such a gotgous bag up for grabs. 🙂 Now you have encouraged me to catch up on my blog with my latest creations and link you up. Thanks

  39. 40 Audrey October 9, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Love the bag.. love the bag.. love the bag!

  40. 41 Flea October 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I’ve also added a post for you on my blog 🙂

  41. 42 Joanne Foot October 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Wow Sheryl. You are so generous! What a great give-away. Congratulations on the 30,000+ hits too.

  42. 43 Linda October 9, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    oh my what a lovely generous giveaway you are having the bag is gorgeous and so is your blog!!!

  43. 44 gina snyder October 9, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Loving the bag!! And Amy Butler at that, it can’t get any better than that!!!


  44. 45 Kelly October 9, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    That is absolutely stunning hun! (you don’t have to add me to the drawing, I’m just a commenter today, LOL)

  45. 46 Cherry October 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    What an amazing giveaway! Your blog is wonderful – nice work on the 30,000!

  46. 47 challenged October 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Yay Sheryl! Happy Blogtober! (slack me too busy to keep up with it this time, maybe next year ;)) Gorgeous fabric, well done!

  47. 48 trashalou October 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Oooo! Amy Butler fabric. Mmmmmm ….. heaven 🙂

  48. 49 Rachel October 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    What beautiful WIP bags!

  49. 50 Mel October 9, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Oh wow, gorgeous 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  50. 51 ticklebear October 10, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Congratulations for so many hits, would love to be in on this draw please.

  51. 52 Sally October 10, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Amy Butler fabrics are so beautiful. Wonderful bag. Congrats on 30000+ hits!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. 53 Skyflame October 10, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Beautiful bags Sheryl, I love seeing what you are up to. I am complete follower of you.

  53. 54 Liesa October 10, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Oh, how wonderful.
    I would love to win.

  54. 55 Carla October 10, 2009 at 11:38 am

    congrats on the 30,000 hits! Gorgeous bags, im a bit AB fan 😉 x

  55. 56 Grace Wong October 10, 2009 at 11:47 am

    the fabric is so pretty!
    I wonder what’s inside…

  56. 58 highwaycottage October 10, 2009 at 11:59 am

    What a nice giveaway 🙂 The bags are gorgeous!!! I’ve been making some quilt block with that fabric, unfortunately not for me, they were bee blocks, so I don’t get to keep them 😦

    You’re on my blog reader.

  57. 59 Amanda October 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Oh yes please!! Any chance at winning something made from Amy Butler fabric! I can’t believe your friend would destash such gorgeous fabric, but at least it got a good home!
    Hugs from Aus! Manda.

  58. 60 arlette October 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I love, love, love, LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE this giveaway, please count me in!!!, I’ll put your info in my sidebar and let you know

  59. 61 arlette October 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I already put your giveaway info on my blogroll on my blog, I like all the goodies for me!!!!, yay

  60. 62 Cat October 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Oooh, count me in! I was just looking at WIP bags on Etsy today and sighing.

  61. 63 Nova October 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I need to get some bright pink cotton. 🙂

  62. 64 Bloss October 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    What a lovely, generous idea Sheryl! 🙂
    I don’t have a blog (well, not a functioning one, lol) but I like to have the occasional nosey at what friends have been up to. My, I do seem to know a lot of creative people! 🙂

  63. 65 Resse October 10, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    These bags look sooo cool! Well done.
    I would just love to be the winner!!!

    Love your blog too by the way!

  64. 66 tanya October 10, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Wow!! Fantastic blog. :):) very impressed lol… wish i could do all the things you’ve got to show off lol

  65. 67 Resse October 10, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Oh I forgot to add that I have also written something about your blog and your competition on my blog.

  66. 68 mum2girls October 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Love your blog 🙂

  67. 69 Micky October 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Oh, count me in to please.. what a great giveaway – I love October.


  68. 70 Pipi October 10, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    ooh very inspiring! Actually makes me thinkof having a go at blogging. I absolutely love reading yours.

  69. 71 Kate October 11, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Oh, man? Why is Amy Butler fabric so fabulous? I love these project bags- I hope I win!

  70. 72 Knittingdancer (Ravelry) October 11, 2009 at 9:25 am

    What a pretty WIP bag! Just think to get a beautiful bag of treats right before Halloween would be so nice.

  71. 73 Sarah October 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Hi there, the bags are beautiful, and would be so very handy. I have just discovered your blog, so am off to read more. I have added you to my blogroll so I can keep up with your next creation.

  72. 74 Renee October 11, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I don’t have a blog, but I get a lot of insoiration form yours. Thank you for the opportunity to entre your giveaway.

  73. 75 PJS October 11, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    the bag is gorgeous! I’d really love the chance to win it… very kind of you, thanks

  74. 76 ikkinlala October 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Count me in, please, and congratulations on the milestone!

  75. 77 Tanya October 12, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I would love to win such a beautiful bag to tote around my yarn Thanks

  76. 78 The Craft Gypsy October 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I love blogtober! If not for blogtober I may never have found your blog, which I’m enjoying 🙂 Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  77. 79 Tamara Bell October 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Lovley bags, and man that’s a lot of clicks!!

  78. 80 Jo Anne October 14, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Very pretty bags. You’ve been on my blogroll for a while.

  79. 81 Tas October 14, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    That fabric is divine and that would be a great little bag for my crochet projects.

  80. 82 The Orchard October 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I love the fabric you chose.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  81. 83 bec October 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    ooh, what a great bag, check out my Amy Butler tunic, i’m a fan too! And i’ll add you to my list.

  82. 84 m.e (cathie) October 16, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    great fabric & great bag! thanks

  83. 85 Natalie October 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Gosh 85 comments lol and as per usual I am coming late to the part *blush
    I can add you to my blog thingee but there are no posts over there 🙂

  84. 87 Mandli October 16, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Hi 🙂 at 1 minute to 10pm by my clock!

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