Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Blog Hop Party with Giveaways prize winner is...

Thanks to all who left a comment during the Blog Hop Party with Giveaways! It was nice reading all of the ways people are supporting small businesses. The winner (chosen randomly by comment #) of the Murphy Bag Kindle Case is  
Emily H.

This is her comment - I'm a craft fair junkie when it comes to Christmas gifts. I've been known to go to the same craft fair 3 times in 2 days! I love handmade gifts from local shops and crafters. This year I bought a birdhouse, melted wine bottles made into a cheese board, spoon rest, and coin bowl, etched glass glasses, and 4 pieces of stained glass! My husband is tolerant enough to come along with me and be my packmule for all this stuff too :-) I also make my own gifts, and am working on finishing up a King size quilt as a Christmas/wedding present, as well as a lap quilt for a close friend who's daughter just passed from cancer. 

She and her husband are Army Veterans! Thanks to both of you for your service and bravery.

I'm including an extra treat with it, a copy of the book The Devil's Puzzle by Claire O'Donohue. I was asked to review the book and give away a copy. The book is part of a quilting series about a young quilter in a small town in upstate NY. I loved her references to New England and the Red Sox. The story is engaging and a quick read. I hope she enjoys it!

My bags are for sale in a shop in Easthampton MA called The Wandering Peacock Arts Center and Studio. You can find them on here on facebook. I bought these ADORABLE handmade stuffed animals there. They are Christmas presents for some little kids I love. 

I made this mini Murphy Bag for a client as a Christmas gift to herself, I love this idea! She came to my studio with her husband, they are newlyweds, and picked out the fabrics. I love her choices. It's a mini because it measures 10" wide x 7" tall x 4" wide.

Thanks again to everyone that left a comment, I hope you have a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Murphy Bag giveaway for supporters of small businesses

 I've been making some Murphy Bag IPad/Kindle/Nook cases....and sold them all over the weekend at a Christmas Fair. Except for one....I'm giving it away :) at the end of this blog post.

I got an Ipad for my birthday/Christmas (one of the benefits of having a December birthday). It is the coolest thing! It is amazing to be able to do everything with your fingers....

I made this one for myself.

 I also made this large tote bag with an adjustable strap and a medium cosmetic bag.

 The Wandering Peacock Arts Center and Studio in Easthampton, MA will be carrying Murphy Bags! The owner is a friend from college and she has an amazing place full of handcrafted art! I'm trying to make, shop in small local business or online shops like etsy for my holiday gifts. I hope you are too!

Here is my Blog Hop Party Giveaway! Visit the Quilting Gallery Blog for all the blogs with giveaways this week!

A little Murphy Bag 10" x 9" it will fit a Kindle Fire or it could just be a cosmetic bag.
 The fabric is from The Wizard of OZ collection. I machine quilted it and added lots of red Swarovski Crystals
To win this little Murphy Bag leave me a comment about a gift you made or bought from a small business. If it's from an online shop, link it in your comment. I'll pick a random winner at the end of the week!