Monday, January 27, 2014

January 2014 Giveaway

Giveaway is closed. Winner announced here.

Hello dear readers,

As I've mentioned previously, I planned on having 12 giveaways this year. This is the first one. I finally sorted out my "sewing room" aka family study room. I moved a few pieces of furniture around and over the weekend I cleared the remaining clutter and got the chance to access my sewing machine.


This little lunchtime drawstring pouch is what I'm giving away. Yes, just the one pouch. The props and hearts aren't included. It took me under an hour to sew this little pouch together. I had already picked out the fabric so sewing it together is really easy. I'll be honest with you. I really enjoyed making this pouch. For quite a long time, I've been sewing like a robot. The whole process of choosing the fabric, taking my time and not worrying about whether it will sell is really so liberating. I'm so in the mood to sew some more now!


If you're a regular reader, you'll probably know my pouch is based on my Perfect Size Reversible Lunchtime Pouch pattern which is available as a pdf download at Etsy and Craftsy. Take note the pdf pattern does not cover patchwork and some folks do take over an hour to make the first one. (it's not a competition)


Because I can, I take liberties with my own pattern. The exterior is made up of simple patchwork - just a few pieces of fabric pieced together.


This is the lining. Are you drooling over the cute bicycles print? Suzee of AppleHead Threads gifted it to me. I only used a small amount and I have some left. I promise I'll use some of the remaining fabric to make something nice for myself.


The round bottoms are so pinchable! Like xiao long bao? (little dragon dumplings)

It gets poufy when you fill it up with stuff.

And this is how you carry it! Yes, you may swing it if you like.

Have I got you excited? Well the lunchtime drawstring pouch can be yours if you enter my giveaway and win.

How to enter?

♥ Leave a comment on this blog post. Tell me what your fantasy job is.
My fantasy job is this: I have a booth where I sew and embroider on a canvas and people pay to watch me work. It's sort of like being a busker except I sew instead of sing and the booth is air-conditioned. (I live near the equator for god's sake)

♥ One entry per person. Duplicates will be deleted.

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♥ Open to every human on earth reachable by a postal worker.

♥ Ends 10th Feb 2014 Singapore time.

♥ One winner will be picked by random.org and the winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or I will pick another winner.

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42 comments:

hart44 said...

My dream job would be just to be able to relax and sew bag's then sell them in my own little shop where I can chat to everyone and not clock watch :)

Crafty Mom said...

My dream job would be to own a craft shop where I have the cutest handmade crafts to sell and teach kids to make crafts.

Maria said...

I'm already doing my dream job. I get paid to make bags, table runners and kitchen accessories but I would love a dream studio to do it all in. Thanks for the chance to win your drawstring pouch is adorable.

Anna said...

My dream job would be to go to a sun-filled studio each day to create wonderful clothes using fabulous fabrics with people lining up to buy them.

Monster Mum said...

My dream job is to just sit there and enjoy my crafts, forget abt my ironing,my laundry, washing of toilets. Haha. Thanks for the giveaway. The pouch is v beautiful.

Laurie-Jane said...

I would love a vintage caravan it would have pretty curtains and buntings and I would tow it to parks and fairs or parties and set it up as a pop up tea room serving tea, coffee and cake at tables and chairs .

pennydog said...

What an awesome dream job! Mine is to run a British Fabric Shop in Canada, selling Makower, Liberty, Dashwood and Oakshott.

Christel Goh said...

Hi Jane! Hmmm, my fantasy job? I think it is to get to sew whatever I want/can, at OTOT. Not really much of a "fantasy" huh? Haha!

Michele T said...

Love all the details of this drawstring lunch bag!! My dream job would be to own a quaint fabric shop and make quilted pieces to my hearts content!!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh I would totally swing it from my wrist - and skip with it too!!! Fantasy job would be to work in the Victoria and Albert Museum.... a girl can dream right!?? amycav at hotmail dot com

handmadeby EvaRose said...

My fantasy job is to have a shop where I sew by the window and people can come in and buy my creations as well as place custom orders, I also have a design and inspiration area where I "create" and lovely shelves full of fabric and notions.
I real life, I have my machine in the spare room, sharing the table with the computer and general stuff that gets dumped there...no harm in dreaming though!

Ginger and Friends said...

My dream job would really have to be to able to operate my own blog shop from home selling things handmade by me. It can range from handmade cards created from stamping, craft punches or folded from origami to crocheted toys and knitted clothes. I just wish that I'll just be so good at what I do that my income drawn from this can replace my full time job.

Linda said...

I'm living my dream job! It's being a wife to my sweet husband and working to make my house a home. I had a previous dream job as a mother to three sons.
Okay, if I had to pick something different than that it would be to just come up with creative ideas. I would think them up and someone else would make them perfectly (unlike me who loves to make things, but is not perfect!)I would be a Creativity Director! (I think I would be a good one, too! I have way too many creative ideas and not nearly enough time to make them all!)

Corinna said...

My dream would be to have a little shop all in white with my puppets lovely decorated haha..I'm almost there..just kidding ..love my crafting in my room and love to sell as well...alive is to short to worry

Jane said...

love the pouch! my dream job... i want to actually open up a daycare/overnight boarding/cafe/bookstore for pet owners! :)

Kate said...

In my dream job, I could sew, knit, bake or cook any thing I wanted, with total creative control over my work. In short, my dream job would be to be Martha Stewart (without the jail time).

Heather said...

My dream job would be writing children's books, and being an illustrator, enough to make a good living at it. XD

littlebearries@yahoo.com

Beth said...

I would like to pour samples at a wine bar and say things like, "it has a Flowery nose and pairs well with spicey food!" while wearing eccentric clothes.

MAM said...

Good heavens! For a dream job, how about getting paid not to work? But it would be nice to have people pay to watch me read!

Mara said...

Job, well if I am dreaming then I would rather not have a job :) oh wait I already don't have one!

Niki said...

My fantasy job involves being some sort of a chocolate taste tester! :)

scoopace said...

My dream job is being paid a lot of money to just hang out with my family and friends and do lots of fun stuff like travel and going on daily adventures without worrying about anything. Oh, and in my dream job I'm very powerful so I can give paybacks to all the mean people in my previous life.

Suzee said...

My dream job would be a job doing nothing but get paid lol
I love this little bag ! I bet zoey would want it lol thanks for the give away !

Gill said...

Like several others I'd love to be paid to sew - I'd also need a fabric shop of my own to run!!

Melanie said...

My dream job is basically what I'm doing now. I get to dye yarn, go to knitting shows, design and knit and I get paid to do it!

thenailventuress@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

My dream job is a family farm stand/crafts. We sell farm fresh eggs or veggies, handmade soap, and my sewing projects. Sewing projects like reuseable shopping bags, reusable sandwich/snack bags, mug rugs, quilts, aprons, and other odds and ends.

Jaz Loh said...

My dream job is to do what I am doing now with a 10 times increase in pay :)

lohjaz@gmail.com

Tiba said...

My dream job is to teach English to Japanese in Japan using Skype. A home based job would be sooooo relaxing.:-) tiba prabhu

Nueyer Dua said...

My dream job would be to work mostly from home where I'll have time for the kids, while sewing or crafting stuff to sell online or the occasional craft market

Kat said...

my dream job is to be a fashion lawyer---that would be so cool sigh

Cindy said...

My dream would be to paint furniture.

Kez said...

Mine would be to have a universally accessible patchwork/craft shop which doubles as a bookshop for people to take time out of their busy days, recharge and engergise and feel part of lively community while learning new things or reading about new projects to try out and then to have the opportunity to teach/do classes at the same place. Kind of a Borders for craftandbookaholics :)

Jenny said...

I think I'm living my dream job but I would love to be a photographer also! Thanks for the giveaway! My email address is jenjebs@gmail.com

Serene said...

Jane, I think the pouch is lovely and you have a great sewing talent. My dream job (if finances are not a concern) is to have my own bookshop/café/arts & craft shop. These are my passions and I would love to pursue them.

My email address is starwuff008@yahoo.com.sg

Yeapyi said...

Hi! My name is Yeap Yi and my dream job is to live in my own studio-home and sell handmade cards, posters, bags, accessories; anything that can be done handmade. Even paint! And let special people buy from me hehe. Like super VIP or something idk HAHA.

Email: bemad2811@gmail.com

Thankyou!

Di said...

The details on the bag are adorable. My dream job would be to sell my handmade goods in an upmarket shop.

Anonymous said...

My dream job is to have a shop selling clothes, handmade and handicraft items.

Joanne Teo(Singapore)

Chris H said...

I'm in!
My dream job? Working in a really good jewellers! Drooling over diamonds would be nice.

BUT then again, maybe working in a fabric shop would be better! Imagine the discounts on fabric you could get!

jUz Me said...

My dream job is to own and work in a small little cafe which sell cakes, tarts, etc that I bake. On top of that I can decorate the cafe with nice table cloth and curtains that I sew.

arkonite_babe said...

My dream job is to be able to have a shop where I can make and sell healthy bento style lunches and use my filofax collection to help keep me organised :)

Janine Muniz said...

My dream job would be to open a little stationery shop. I would have a little of this and a little of that...and all things Filofax. Lol And, of course, I would feature my own stationery designs.

My email is munineen@gmail.com

Cat said...

My dream job would be having a cozy shop in Haji Lane whereby i can make and sell my handmade stuffs as well as chit chatting with customers over a cup of tea and pastries.

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