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20 January 2010

Vintage Valentine Giveaway (closed)

Remember decorating a shoebox during art class and cutting a hole for all the valentines you'd get from your classmates? Paper valentines were pretty dorky back then - but not as cheesy as the commercial ones they market to kids today. As an adult, I give handmade valentine's to all my mommy friends, telling them something I admire about them - cheese factor included sometimes. Let's have a little grown up giveaway:


A couple of retro-valentine print clutches and handmade tags. A great way to give some pretty postage stamps, baking chocolate, or whatever your friends like.

And something for you too of course. A large square (appx. 17" x 19") of this sweet fabric so you can craft something all your own.



Choosing one winner is fun, but choosing two is even better. For the second winner, a totally cheeky clutch in the "How To Catch a Husband" print. Perfect for your single friends, right? Sure, they'll speak to you again. Soon.


Some more pretty tags for giving, made by my artist friend who keeps me well stocked.

And remember clutterpunk's thread sketching that I raved about here? I applied it to a little drawstring bag just for fun.




TO ENTER: Leave a comment below (email address too if it's not public on your profile!)

Open to everybody (even if you've been a winner before), and overseas too though I'm not sure if mail will reach you outside N. America before the big day.

Giveaway closes late Saturday January 23rd.

Someone asked, so I'll be posting a tutorial teaching you how to make the clutches after the giveaway.

44 comments:

Laura Gerencser said...

Ooohh!! I hope I win! this stuff is fabulous! Love the "Catch a husband" clutch!:):)
laura gerencser at roadrunner dot com

Christi said...

Wonderful items. Love the vintage look!!

Christidavenport1326 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Super super cute!!!

Mama Lusco said...

That fabric is darling! Thanks for the fun giveaway! aluscoATcenturytelDOTnet

sew happy Stacy said...

What a bunch of cute prints!!! I bet you had lots of fun making those.

Jane said...

What a swell giveaway! (Did that sound retro?) I love all your little pouches!

Posie Patchwork said...

All super lovely & fun, love Posie

Laurie T said...

So Dang cute!!!!!! I love the retro and I love the flip top can lids on the tags. Great ideas!

J said...

Love the fabric!! I remember getting valentines that looked like that when I was in school.

Care said...

Valentine's Day is my FAVORITE -- and I have a collection of vintage Valentines. I am in love with that fabric!!

Pick me! Pick me!!

Sarah Nicole said...

These are SO cute! Great inspiration and I would love to win these! Your fabric choices are amazing! And I don't know if my email address will show up so it's xanthippe2005@hotmail.com. Thanks!!

La TempĂȘte said...

Oh, gosh, these are gorgeous. Thanks so much for offering.

Bec Clarke said...

That is just the cutest fabric. Thanks for the chance to win, it's very generous of you.

Nugglemama said...

Cute cute cute! Love the tags too. :D

The Cottage Mama said...

Oh, I love, love love! The vintage prints is SO cute - awesome giveaway!!

Susana said...

Help! I don't know which prize to hope for!
Seriously, thanks so much for all your giveaways!

Morgan Familia said...

Oh fun! I can't wait for you to do the tutorial!
jessica.barrus.morgan at gmail.com

quilting princess said...

These are WAY too adorable! Even if I happen to win something (fingers and toes crossed) I am looking forward to the tutorial!! Good luck everyone!
mel112503@bellsouth.net

Ramona Burke said...

ooooh, LOVE the fabric!!!! I'm trying to bust my stash right now, or I'd be ordering my won right now... fingers crossed that I win it!

Ramona Burke said...

own, not won.... sorry, typos bug me, especially my own.

paula_lemos said...

Oh, this is such a sweet giveaway! Please count me in and please do post the tutorial for the clutches, I would love to make one. Thanks!
paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

WindSweptBaby said...

I would love to be entered into to the contest!

windsweptbaby.blogspot.com

windsweptbaby@gmail.com

Renae said...

Cute things! I'll have to think of something fun, but I know I could come up with it.

creativechicksatplay.blogspot.com
reklimes@usfamily.net

Donna said...

Thanks for the giveaway - vintage valentines always thrill me . . didn't know such a fabric existed!

- donna
kindredcrafters (at) gmail (dottydot) com

Melissa said...

Oh pick me, pick me!

Melissawestphotography@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I would love to be entered into the giveaway! Thanks!

michellekaemarks@gmail.com

Duff said...

OOh, sign me up!

And all this time I thought I should be using duct tape and rope to catch a husband--silly me!

But that one guy did really like it...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
:O)

Genevieve said...

genevievecurtis at gmail dot com

love it! thanks for the great giveaway :)

Kylie said...

Happy V Day to you in advance to - what a lovely idea.

Kylie said...

Opps - email is mealybugcreations(at)hotmail(dot)com

jjnhubbs said...

Oh my goodness! Everything is so stinkin cute!! What a fun giveaway!

jjnhubbs@yahoo.com

Catie said...

How fun!! I can't wait for the tutorial!!

Crissy said...

Oh I am loving all the vintage!! Adorable prints. :o)

xoxo
crissy

crystalmwa@gmail.com

PS my items came today - thank you!!

Melissa said...

Oh I can't wait to win the "catch a husband print" for my sister!

Mrs. M said...

Vintage chic....vintage fun! Would love to join in the fun.
maternitymemories@gmail.com

domesticbliss said...

oh my gosh, these are beautifuf!
cobb.ja@gmail.com

Holly said...

What a sweet idea, to acknowledge your mommy friends on V-day! I always think about something like that at Thanksgiving, but am usually too busy prepping for Christmas to do much about it.

hollybu at gmail dot com

Anita said...

I just found your blog and I am loving it. Hoping my remodeling life calms down enough here soon to start sewing again....Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindsey Lou Who and familia said...

Way cute blog I'm a total newbie to sewing!!! i love it so far!!! your stuff is toooo cute!

lindsey2122@yahoo.com

Blogless me said...

Really lovely whimsical fabrics - I hope I meet them in person ;-)

artisticcrazy said...

I have no idea if it's still the right time in the US, but I'll throw my little Aussie hat in the ring too ^^

artisticcrazy said...

Whoops, almost forgot - student162 AT iinet.net.au

PunkiePie said...

I bumped into your blog from another; I can't remember which one and you are so creative! Thanks for the chance!

Sally said...

I love the Valentine's fabric! So cute and cheeky, too! It reminds me that I have some small pieces of Valentine's fabric floating around here that I should certainly do something with soon.