Sunday, November 09, 2008

Christmas shopping anyone ? Giveaway

I don't know if I have told you that I don't like plastic shopping bags, but that is how it is - I don't like plastic shopping bags!
Hence that, I avoid plastic bags when I can, but when it is appropriate I bring used plastic shopping bags so I don't have to keep a cupboard full here at home - and save some money too.

Christmas shopping calls for a Christmas shopping bag, don't you think ? :-)
This one is my latest creation, complete with an open inside pocket, a fabric chain for a carabine hook where you can keep your keys or money purse - or as here, where I have attached a zipper closed pocket which also doubles as a makeup purse.
You can close the shopping bag with a loop and a button if you like.
I have chosen to put the loop from the front and back so it is not so easy to put a hand inside the bag.

The shopping bag is not very big - 15" wide and 14" high, with a 3" bottom.
I am a smallish lady - a huge shopping bag would be uncomfortable to carry around.

If you would like to have one of my patterns, please leave a message on this post, and if you can, post about it on your blog too.
If you don't have a blog, use the envelope under this post and send me a message, and I will add your name to the drawing.
I'll draw 2 names next Monday.

Edit: I will include an English translation if needed, and I have no limits to where I am sending :-)

127 comments:

kathi said...

Dear Hanne,

Your skill in design is to be envied by all. Inside pockets, hooks, and small bags,too, are what we dream of. Your choice of colors is perfect for holiday shopping. Wow is all I can say!

Mary said...

wow such a pretty bag. You make even the most utilitarian things beautiful.

I don't havde a blog, but my email addy is oleqwilter at aol dot com

thanks for such a great blog full of pretty pictures

vonnie said...

I would love to be included in the draw for the absolutely lovely bag.
Your blog is one of my favorites.
Thank you.

Caron said...

I'd love to have this pattern, Hanne! I don't know if you want to send to the USA, but if so, I'd love to participate in this giveaway!

Nancy Anne said...

Hanne - Please enter me in the drawing. I would really enjoy making up this bag from your pattern!

Nihal said...

Oh fantastic!
What a generous giveaway to offer! As I'm an environmentalist and nature-lover so I'd vote for you if everyone could leave using PETE (=plastic) and all related stuff. Your article so much mean to me!
Thanks for giving an opportunity to enter in your giveaway.

Smiles from chilly Istanbul.

Candace said...

What a beautiful bag, and the little change purse, too. I'd love to be included in your giveaway for the pattern, and I will mention it on my blog.

Joyce said...

I'd love to be in your draw as I try to use cloth bags (when I don't forget to put them in the car) and you can never have too many of them.

Stina said...

The bag is wonderful ...you have done it again... a perfect bag...and I do agree with you...I don´t like too big bags either......rather have two... ;o)
I will post on my blog about your wonderful bag...!!! :o)

Mary Beth said...

What a great bag! Great job! I have enough Christmas fabric to make sew many of those!!!!

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous bag! I would love to go Christmas shopping with it. Please enter me in your drawing and I will post about your bag later today.

May Britt said...

Great pattern. Love it. And agree that a small bag is better than a big one. I am not that tall either you know LOL

Gabriele - Fadentante said...

Wow, what a fantastic bag. I'd love to have this pattern. Do you send to Germany ?

Gabriele

Pat said...

Hanne, Another lovely pattern. Love it.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the bag! What a wonderful giveaway pattern.

Patricia said...

What a great pattern. Thank you for posting this Giveaway.

Anneli said...

Så fint nett, veldig søtt med det lille hjertet, ser du har sydd mange sømmer i hankene så lurt så holder de bedre form en ide jeg tar med meg.
Ha en fin uke.

Miriam said...

I love your Christmas Shopping Bag!
I would like to have the pattern and also be included in your giveaway. Thank You

Catherine said...

Oh Hanne that is so pretty...I love your shopping bag and would love a pattern!! Have a good day, Cathyx

Doreen said...

Hi Hanne, I would love to win one of your lovely bags! I live in the USA though and not sure you're offering it to us. :) purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathy Wagner said...

I love your Christmas bag!
I have only made one bag in my quilting career but I use it all the time and can see the benefit of not using all those plastic bags!

kamewh said...

What a pretty bag!! I like to use a smaller bag also :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kate said...

Hej Hanne

Nydelig taske du har syet.
Jeg er helt enig med dig - plasticposer skal så vidt muligt undgåes.

Nancy in Norway said...

I love your X-mas shoppingbag. Everybody should have one. I love the size. Perfect for me too. The little purse could be used to keep used plasticbags in - just to be prepeared for extra shopping. SMILE Please enter me in your drawing.

Sandra said...

Hi Hanne,
Your bag looks wonderfull, I would love to try makin' your pattern.
Thanks for your give-away & smiles from Holland!

Jeanette said...

Hanne what a lovely bag. So Christmassy looking in those lovely reds. I have a bag fetish with so many patterns but would love to add yours to my collection. Hugs from Australia

Marie said...

Love the bag and would love to be in your drawaing. thanks for having it, Blessings and hugs,Marie

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh my, everyone knows I LOVE bags! Please put my name in for this one!

Thanks,
MGM

Dee said...

I love this bag you have made and its gorgeous little purse. So cute. I am with you on the plastic bag issue. I try and do without them when I can and use our cloth bags here in OZ. Love to go in your draw and will be following your blog now I have discovered it. Have a great day!D. :=)

Lissa Jane said...

Hanne
I dont use plastic at all.. I have a cloth bag in my handbag at all times, and we use cloth bags all the times at the shops.. I hate plastic bags too!!! when I see teh damage they do to the environment and the amount of resources it takes to make them for us to throw them away, makes me sad..

Please include me in your giveaway...


Lissa
off her soapbox...
Australia

Jo in Tas said...

What a gorgeous bag, perfect for shopping. I don't like to use plastic bags either, and I'm often walking around with all the goods piled up in my arms.

Noémia said...

I love your Christmas bag!I don't know how to do bags. My first and only bag was to Linda swap!I would like to have the pattern and also be included in your giveaway. Thank you.

Sue H said...

What a lovely bag! Please include me in your drawing. And such good timing, with the Holidays soon upon us!

debbie said...

Hi, I'm addicted to bags, and I love this one. Pls pop me in the draw.

Laila said...

Hi. Your bag are great. Think I realy need one when I'm of for shoping in Trondheim to morrow. Have a great day. Hugs

Joy said...

Oh it's gorgeous Hanne ... I'd love to be in the draw!!! Thank you :o)
Joy :o)

Vigdis said...

Hei. Kjempefin veske. Trekk gjerne meg :)

Annette said...

The bag you designed is so beautiful. I love it! And what a clever idea for the hook to hold keys or a little purse.

Dawn said...

What a darling bag! I think I would look fantastic sporting your bag for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.

Karen said...

What a beautiful bag and so generous of you to be doing the pattern give away;)

quiltmom said...

What a lovely pattern that you have created Hanne- I love the small little purse that it attached to it.
I would love to enter your giveaway. What a nice thing to do.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Janellybelly said...

Hi Hanne
What a gorgeous bag you have created! Count me in (& I'll put a link on the sidebar of my our blog)
Blessings
Janelle xx
Threads of Friendship

Jeanne said...

Hanne, you have another great pattern. Please add my name to the drawing.

Janice said...

I love, love, love your bag. I would love to win one of your patterns.

LuAnn said...

Hanne. I love your bag. You surely do accomplish a lot. Please add my name to your drawing.

Christine said...

Love your bag pattern -- great colours.. would love to share it with my quilt group if I was lucky... Christine

Isabella said...

how special, I really like that one.

Berit said...

Veldig julete og passe stor veske!Hmmmm

Daisy Jayne said...

Please enter me in the draw. I would really enjoy making up this bag from your pattern great idea a bag for purchasing christmas presents

Debby said...

Wat a lovely bag! I hope i'll win!

onlinelesley said...

This bag is sweet. Love it!

Monika said...

Heia Hanne
Dette var ei kjempe fine veske - du er SÅ flinke
Eg vil så gjerne vere med på din trekning
Smil fra monika

Kathie said...

beautiful bag, I love your fabric choices.
I am trying to bring a canvas bag everywhere I go now
would prefer a pretty bag like this though!
thanks for a great giveaway

Maria said...

I like your bag, I don´t like shopping with plastic bags too. Thank you for sharing.

blackanna said...

Hello Hanne :),
and me too - I don´t like plastic bags!!!!I found your blog by Abyquilt. You have a great blog and your bag pattern is very cute.
Have a great day and greeting from Germany.
Monika

Carla said...

I read your blog regularly and admire all that you do. I'd love to have a chance to win your bag pattern.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Hanne, love to be in the draw for the lovely Christmas Bag.Regards Lyn

lvbabyboomer said...

Beautiful bag! I zoomed in on the photo, such detail. My gifts this year to my family are "Go Green Shopping Bags". A great way to bust your stash and to save the environment. I also hate plastic bags.

Mondstein said...

what a cute bag. Iw ould love to put my christmasshopping in...;-))

Quilting Mai said...

I love bags and I love give aways. So please count my in .

requilt said...

Thank you so much for the drawing as I would love to win your bag pattern. Your Christmas bag is so pretty. Rita E in AZ

gerlou said...

Dear Hanna,
I love to read your Blog; it's on top of my favorite list.
Yesterday I met my future daughter in law, Beibei. She is Chinese and has been living in the Netherlands for 8 years now. She is so sweet, I am so thankful that my son found her. Now I would like to sew her a Christmas bag and yours is so beautiful. Perhaps the pattern is coming my way.............

Angela - patch said...

Frequently I read your blog. I like your designs. Can you send to Spain? Thanks.

Laura said...

Hello
beautiful bag, very useful.
I put the logo on my blog

Laura

Linda said...

bEAUTIFUL! Love the little heart - what a wonderful touch!

Haldis said...

Kjempeflott veske du har sydd. Du er kreativ. Ha ei fin og kreativ veke.

swooze said...

Your purse is lovely! I thinking making bags is one of my most favorite things to do.

Robin C said...

what a pretty shopping bag. I'd love to win one of your patterns.

Enjoy reading your blog too!

quilterpolly said...

I would love to win your pattern. I am also a short person and big bags weigh me down:) thanks for sharing:)

Annifee said...

Oh, what a beautyful bag! I hope, I win the Pattern. Greating from Germany, Annifee

craftydiane said...

Love your bag! Great giveaway! I would love the pattern!
Have a Blessed day,
Diane

Pretentious Wombat said...

That is a darling bag. I will be happy to reference it when I update my blog later today. I think my girls (I have 4) would love for me to make bags like this for them. :-) Here's hoping that we win!

Love your blog!

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Congratulations!!! What a wonderful pattern, and what a wonderful amount of comments...OMG! I've mentioned you in my latest post, so I hope I'm in the drawing.

julieQ said...

Thank you for your generous heart. I am going to make some bags for the store, and would love to make them from your pattern.

colourdujour said...

sign me up! I love the pattern for the beautiful bag. thanks for the inspiration

Anne-Mette said...

I also don't like plastic bags and rather prefere two small bags instead of one large one.
You have made a beautiful Christmas bag and I would love to take part in the drawing. It is generous of you to share the pattern with one of us, the lucky one who ever it might be :-). I will be posting later today in my blog about your give away.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Anne-Mette

Made by Tanja said...

I would also like to try to get the gifeaway and leave a message from germany Tanja

Lynn S said...

It's so exciting to see you are creating your own pattern company! Congratulations and much success!

Heather said...

Hanne, the bag is just beautiful and very festive ! You must let us know where your patterns will be available, thanks
Heather in FL

Anne said...

Gratulerer med enda et mønster!!Veldig fin handleveske, Hanne!! Og med mange smarte detaljer også, både inni og utenpå. Det liker jeg :)

Oddbjørg said...

Congratulations - I really like your new bag pattern. I will post about your giveaway in my blog, so I hope I'm in the drawing.

Gudveig HN said...

Fin veske! Fikk sett den på quiltelagsmøte på NBQL i kveld, da Quilte.net var på besøk der...

Jackie said...

What a wonderful bag, Hanne! Please enter me in your drawing... thanks!!

julie said...

Hanne! put me in the draw for your christmas bag pattern giveaway please. It is just ideal for shopping.
Thank-you, Julie

Laila L S said...

Hei, jeg vil gjerne være med i trekningen, denne veska er bare lekker.

Quilttina said...

Dear Hanne, your bag ist beautiful. I also hate plastic bags and are always looking for new inspirations regarding bags. I would like to get your pattern and will post it in my blog. Thanks for sharing it.

Best wishes from Germany

Martina

Halling jenta said...

Hei Hanne. Fantastisk flott mønster. Flott og sy til seg selv og flott og gi bort til veninner i gave:-)

Manuela said...

This is a fantastic bag and a wonderful giveaway-pattern.

Best whishes
Manuela

Juliann said...

Flott veske! Eg likar heller ikkje plastnett, såei slik hadde vore fin å ha.

Trollmor said...

Hei Hanne:)
en herlige vesker! Ja helt enig med deg at plastposer ikke er tingen, men derimot en slik..:)

Ha en fortsatt vakker dag:)

Hilsen Trollmor

suz said...

Hanne, this bag is beautiful and what a great idea to have the change purse attached! Our family is trying to get better at bringing cloth shopping bags to buy groceries and to shop (my son actually started it). This would be a great addition. Please add me to the list. Thank you for doing this! SuzK

Tonje said...

I don't like plastic shopping bags either and I ALWAYS bring my own bags. The ones I have at the moment is getting a bit tattered so I guess I could do with a new one... and with one of your lovely pattern I don't have an excuse to put of sewing a new one any longer...

Betty Boom said...

Går det an å ha 92 kommentarer på et innlegg, utrolig bra. Ihvertfall hjertelig velkommen til Trondheim. Håper vi sees etter konserten. Sølvi vet hvor vi skal treffes etterpå.

Anna S. said...

I like it!! And congratulations for your blog, It's just wonderful!! Best regards!

Candace said...

Hi Hanne, I recently added your blog to the blogs I watch - your quilting and ideas are wonderful! I'll mention your giveaway on my blog tomorrow! Cheers!

Bea said...

Fantastic! Real better than plastic..

Christina said...

Love it, thanks.

King family said...

Please count me in for the drawing. I'm new to your blog love finding these crafty blogs such as yours. I learn from them. Your bag is pretty and could be used for many things. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Liz said...

Hanne,
Please enter my name in your drawing since I also hate plastic bags. I can see myself walking around the Christmas markets with such a stylish bag...first i have to win it ..LOL
Crossing my fingers, Liz

2ne said...

Kjempefint mønster på veska - Heldig den som blir trukket ut. Ha en riktig god helg.

Nanci said...

very nice bag. Just found your blog.
Yep a pattern for these bags would be great...and a bag too.
nice blog.

Virpi said...

What a shame that I missed the draw =(. The shopping bag is just gorgeous. I haven't quilted anything but I certainly would like to try to make a bag like this.

Darlene said...

Hanne, I almost missed this! It's beautiful - you're so incredibly talented.

B_Blogg said...

Flott veske - jeg er gjerne med i trekningen!
www.bodilshobby.blogg.no

Lavinia said...

This is beautiful! I´d love to win a pattern! thanks

Sigrunn said...

Hei. Slenger meg på overalt der det er noe å vinne,lever stadig i håpet at en dag er det min tur.
Så masse fint du lager. Her kommer jeg gjerne tilbake for en titt.
Ha ei fin helg.

Carol said...

Your Christmas Bag is so delightful!!! I would love to make one!!! And why stop at Christmas Shopping??? Why not make one for everyday purchases??? Other holidays??? I would be honored to try and make one for all occasions!!! I don't have a blog, but I have an e-mail address!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

That bag is absolutely gorgeous....I'd be the envy of shoppers sporting that!

Anne Ida said...

This is wonderful, Hanne! Perfect for that Xmas shopping - or to bring pressies around :o)

Do I recognise some of those fabrics?

Congratulations on getting another pattern "out there"!

Carol said...

Wow, that bag is beautiful! Please enter me for your giveaway.
libertythreads@charter.net

Turid said...

Støtter deg i kampen mot plasposene, et nydelig alternativ!!

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG Hanne so may comment.........you have done well with your design........

rachel griffith said...

please include my name.
:D

Vera said...

Kjempefin veske. Vil gjerne være med i trekninga.
Tipset kom fra venninne/kollega Sølvi.
Hilsen Vera Tagseth
vtagseth@gmail.com

Petra said...

what a very nice bag, and what a wonderfull idea to give tha patern away. You are a very special and talented lady.

Marit said...

Nydelig veske! Vil gjerne gjøre julehandel med en slik, så vil gjerne være med i trekningen :)

May Kristin said...

A perfect holiday shopping bag!
I would love to be in the draw!

Kristin said...

I love the holiday shopping bag! So pretty.

Anne said...

it is a really pretty bag. I'd love making it.

Ila said...

I came from May Britt's blog, to see the pretty picture! What a lovely tote!

Happy Holidays!

Mari said...

nydelig veske!!!

I'd be happy to give it a home :)

Tine said...

Hi Hanne,
Lovely Christmas bag! Please enter me in the drawing - Thanks!
Tine, Copenhagen DK

Mary said...

The bag is very cute Hanne. I don't like plastic bags either but I tend to buy the reusable ones from the stores rather than make my own.

Sigrun said...

Hei Hanne gratulerer med nok et mønster.
Mønsteret du har laget er kjempeflott. Jeg så det for noen dager siden, men fikk ikke skrevet om det på bloggen min, mamma blei så innmaridårlig, så jeg har sittet og våket ved hennes seng. I går ettermiddag snudde det og hun er litt bedre nå.

Zully Romero said...

Hola!!!
Me encanta tú bolsa. En Costa Rica en muchos supermercados están eliminando las bolsas plásticas, me parece una idea excelente.

Te felicito y gracias!

Mi correo es zullyromero86@gmail.com

Carla said...

This is a very pretty pattern. I would love to receive it.

marit said...

Hei. Utrolig fin veske ! Tusen takk for at du gir bort mønsteret ! Gleder meg til å få mail :)