Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First Giveaway!!

I am very excited to announce my very first giveaway! I also just sent out my very first newsletter, and to celebrate I am going to give away a completed Kangaroo Tote (below) and pattern to one lucky person.



The Kangaroo Tote folds into its own pouch/pocket and is very easy to make. It is lightweight and portable so you can clip it onto your belt loop or purse and have a shopping bag at your fingertips when it’s needed.  It is best to use a fabric that looks the same on both sides like a Batik. All of the seams are finished so there are no raw edges showing anywhere. The pattern includes 3 different styles to choose and is not lined.

Shopping Tote – Use this when you go to the mall and add your purchases to one bag and leave the paper and plastic bags behind. Of course this can be used at the grocery store!

Drawstring Bag – This is great to bring with you on vacation to put your dirty laundry in, or fill with small toys for the kids in the car.

Drawstring Backpack – I use this style anytime I want my hands free but still want carry a few things with me.

Below are pictures of the steps to fold up your Kangaroo Tote for travel.


Step 1. Place bag pocket side down on a table

Step 2. Fold down handles onto bag, and fold each side of the bag over towards the center.
 The folds will be up against the pocket.

Step 3. Fold the top and bottom of the bag towards the center butting up against the pocket.
 The folded bag will be the same size as the pocket at this point

Step 4. Reach inside of the pocket while grabbing all of the folded parts and turn the pocket wrong side out, placing the folded bag inside the pocket.

Step 5. Kangaroo Tote all folded up! This view shows the inside of the pocket, which shows when the tote is folded and I embroidered the Laurel Burch design on it.  


To enter the drawing for a Kangaroo Tote and pattern, do one or all of the following to enter.

  • Leave a comment on this blog. (1 entry)

  • Become a follower of the blog (2 entries)

  • Subscribe to the newsletter (1 entry)

  • Blog about this giveaway and link to my blog post (3 entries)
The drawing will be on April 15th at 9:00am EST, so you have time to tell all your friends to take a look and enter. Maybe you will get a happy suprise on tax day!

Click on the word "comment" below to enter the contest.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great bag! I love the fabric you choose. Happy Spring. It looks like it's an easy bag and something great to have. Pam

Linda Tansil said...
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Linda Tansil said...

Sorry, I thought I had two copies of my comment and deleted one. I'm new to using my Google account for comments. Cool bag. I bought something like this, and thought of making something prettier.

The Prickly Pinecone said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for the great giveaway.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I am now a follower!

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

grammabb said...

Hi Laura! I have made three of your professional totes for family members and LOVE the devotion to details in your pattern. They all turned out so well and were very much appreciated by the recipients. Look forward to reading your newsletter.

Barb Suess said...

Yay! Laura's blogging. I'm happy to be able to keep up with your adventures. I've got all your patterns so don't bother putting me in for the give away. I really like the Kangaroo Tote. My convertible purse that I carry all the time is falling apart after several years of constant use. Time to make another one!
Love ya,
barb

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait to retire so that I can get back into doing more crafts. Time for me - yea!

Caro said...

I'd love the opportunity to win.

Marissa said...

Cool, you are blogging. Love your patterns, love you, and love that I can keep up with tyou more often!

auntdi48 said...

love this site. cant wait to see what is coming next

Donna in NE La. said...

Love your Blog! And the tote looks great! Would love to win it!
Donna in NE La.
kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

Donna in NE La. said...

I'm a Follower now, too!!
Donna in NE La.
kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

Quilt Hollow said...

Karen at Quilts A Lot sent me over. I've also become a follower...won't want to miss a thing here!

spindlergenie said...

Really cute tote and thanks for sending the newsletter to let us know about your blog.

Karen said...

Hi Laura!
Welcome to blogland!!!
It'll be fun to chat with you occasionally via your blog and I'll get to see more of what you're working on. I have become a follower and I'm already subscribed to your newsletter as I received it today. I have linked your blog to mine and spread the word of your giveaway and that you are a new blogger! Have fun!! See you next Wednesday!

free indeed said...

This is very cool! Hope you enjoy blogging and that your's is well read by many....

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun tote bag! Welcome to the land of blog :-) Thanks for entering me.

KQ Sue said...

Welcome to Blogland! Karen at Quilts A Lot sent me over. I have signed up as a follower, of your blog! Your bag and the pattern are so cool. I can think of several people to make one for.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have signed up to follow :-)

Anonymous said...

I love all your bags but don't have the Kangaroo tote and what a great idea! Use you grocery bag totes all the time but like the idea of folding it up. Have seen you in Raleigh many times. Margie

Bridget B said...

What a clever bag- please enter me in the giveaway and welcome to blogland.

Bridget B said...

I am a follower

Patty said...

Karen sent me. I love that tote. What a great idea.

Patty said...

I am a follower

marsha said...

I love your blog. Karen sent me.

Anonymous said...

Laura,

Thanks for inviting me to your blog. Love all your patterns and have made them all.

Best wishes.

Sue-Anne said...

HI Laura, Welcome to blogland. I found you via Karen and I am now a follower.

Love the shopping bag, especially the name, seeing as I'm an Aussie.

lilyk said...

Laura,
My sister, and sister in laws just love the professional tote I made for them.

Love your blog and will look forward to reading as well.

ivoryspring said...

Lovely! Thank you for being so generous.

Jackie said...

What a nice bag. Like your blog
Count me in for the giveaway!
How very kind of you.

KatesBlog said...
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KatesBlog said...

Ok Laura, let's try this again. I stopped over from Karen's blog to say hi and 'welcome'! Love the tote, thanks for being willing to bless someone with it.

pinsandneedles said...

What a cute tote! Thanks for a chance to win!

soggibottom said...

Good luck with your blog.
It looks as if it is one to watch x x x

Anonymous said...

Renee
What A Great Bag to take on the beach and boardwalk. Please sign me up. Great blog.
zimmerman_renee@hotmail.com

Carrie P. said...

Welcome to blogging. Karen from AQuiltsalot sent me. Hope you have a great time doing and that bag is pretty cool. Great pattern.

Barb said...

Quilt A lot sent me and what a fun giveaway....I made it just in time.

Barb said...

I am now a follower!!

Barb said...

I blogged about your giveaway, just look on my left sidebar....thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

Fiesta said...

adorable bag. Thank you for the chance to win.

Catsngrams said...

You are so ingenious. I love the fact that it folds up so small. What a generous giveaway please enter me. Thanks

Welcome to my blog! said...

Very cute design! I'd love to have one.

Sandie
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

Welcome to my blog! said...

I follow your blog.

Sandie
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

retdairyqueen said...

Fantastic bag
Oh I hope I am in time
I just found your blog and am about to become a follower

Nanbon44 said...

The bag is so neat, I would love to be the winner of the pattern. I also saw your post on the pollen, I think I would stay locked in the house, your have it really bad.