Friday, January 18, 2013

Loving and Giveaway week day 5

Loving this week is brought to you by my craft store adventures in the USA.

I am sure the first craft store I visited in the USA I must have had the same wonder and excitement on my face that my kids had at Disneyland. Seriously, I was in awe.

I had a whole three hours to enjoy two of the major craft stores with my eldest daughter.

I spent most of the time just looking, absorbing, discovering things we don't have here.

My lovely host sister had saved me coupons so I was really excited to get 50% off some items.

I purchased this lovely book (amongst many other things)
which wound up under the Christmas tree for me.

I have dabbled in machine embroidery in the past... making an apron for a swap in 2010.
But I really wanted to work on my technique.

So this week I started practising from the book. Using their templates I made a toilet bag and it is the giveaway for day 5 - you could win it!!

(would you believe I photographed it on a white wall! not pink! - pegs are not included lol)
I still need to work on my technique, but love this 'drawing' with my sewing machine.
It is lined with this pretty waterproof fabric


To enter leave a comment below and it will be drawn 31 January 2013.

If you haven't already you can still enter for giveaway days one, two, three and four!

Leonie
x

28 comments:

TracyP said...

Ohhh that is the most adorable toiletry bag I have ever seen!!!
I don't know if I have the patience for hand embroidery lol

Sima J said...

Oooo I lurve it!! Clever you!! S xo

Sophie Slim said...

i've seen so many people talk about this technique but i'm still clueless as to what it is!!

Can it be done on a non-fancy machine?? I should get off my bum and google.

xxx

Miriam said...

love this it's super - something I want to do more of for sure!

Louana McCormack said...

I love that she saved coupons for you! How thoughtful and exciting for you. Love the zip purse, it's turned out amazing!

Sammy said...

Love it, it's so clever and useful and pretty. You are a clever chops!

Melissa @ www.thebestnest.co.nz said...

That is so cute, you are so clever!
Melissa @ thebestnest.co.nz

Kelly E said...

cutest toilet bag ever! clever you :)

Christine said...

Cute! I think I would use it for hair things rather than my toothbrush/toothpaste.. it's too pretty to get messy! hehe :)

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

You are incredibly creative and industrious with your time. So happy for you to have enjoyed quality time enjoying a browse of craft shops and came away with some treasures to enjoy 2013 (and beyond!) with.

Leonie said...

I think i would become paralysed in one of those shops! Go you practising awesome skills!

Meghan at MNM's said...

That punch buggy is awesome - you know how much I love them too! And that toilet bag is just lush - you are so clever. Count me in for the giveaway xx

Fay said...

Oh it's lovely!

Nikki said...

The toilet bag is so choice! Love the lining too! Well done on the embroidery front, looks fab! Count me in! X

Neetz said...

See... see where Miss K gets her amazing craftiness... ;)

The toilet bag is wonderful! :) Nice to have something that's not straight off a shelf!

Oh and PS: I really think those pegs should be included..they are just brill...hehehehe (cheeky)
xxxxxxxxxx

CHD said...

I'm yet to make it to a US craft shop- must do one day. That book looks great...and the bag does too. Cx

Katie said...

Love love love this little toiletry bag - would love the chance to win :-) I think if I went is a US craft store I wouldn't come back out!

Kimberley Atkinson said...

How gorgeous! My 16 year old Liberty one is close to dying, so I'd love a new one.

Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny said...

I think I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but you are just so talented!! Love it.

Simoney said...

Oh man I love it too!!! soooo gorgeous. Hey I also love your new header, and I would LOVE to help you out with some buttons etc for your blog like I said before Christmas.
Please consider me ENTERED into your most EXCELLENT giveaway
xx

Tartankiwi said...

Another great giveaway Leonie! Thanks for the chance to win

Helen said...

That is a lovely toilet bag. I don't actually have one of my own...any i had have been swiped by my daughter and never seen again.

Widge said...

oh I thought I left a comment here the other night from my phone!
Love it. I would actually frame it and hang it up!

ayngela said...

WOW that is so coooool!!!!!

lusks said...

Love this, you are so clever.

Stella Rutherford said...

I love this!!!! So clever!!

jacksta said...

PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Kylie said...

I LOVE it. It would be perfect to take with us in the camper trailer.