Monday, June 15, 2009

1 for me - 4 for you

UPDATE 06.21.09 - comments have been closed. thank you everyone for your encouraging comments & for entering the giveaway! I'll post the winners tomorrow :)

recently I decided I wanted to create some graphics to add onto some of the many solid t-shirts I own. except in the end I realized I'm really a solid t-shirt kind of girl...so what to do? I ended up deciding to add them to a messenger bag instead:



the bicycle is cut from a piece of vintage fabric, but the thrift patch is avery printable fabric. I love that stuff - I've always had good luck with it & the bonus {for me at least} is that when you use the iron to fuse it, the smell reminds me of those t-shirt stores where you'd pick your design & t-shirt then they'd make it for you with a big heat press. good times...

anyhow, I also designed a couple other images & made totes with them as well. but really, I don't need 4 more totes so I'm going to do a little giveaway for them:







here's what to do if you're interested in getting in on this:

- just leave a comment & let me know which bag{s} you'd like. you can want more than one - just put them in order of your preference. {reminder: the green messenger bag is NOT included in the giveaway, its mine...all mine}
- the first random number generated winner is guaranteed their preference, then each winner after that gets whatever bag is left that is highest on their list.
- don't worry about leaving your email address - I'll announce the winner here on the blog monday june 22nd then you'll contact me with your shipping address.
- this is open to people outside the US, but there can only be one winner from overseas...sorry.
- I'll leave the comments open until 12 noon {cst} on sunday june 21st.

in closing, would anyone be interested if I made items with these graphics on them available in the shop or through one of those websites that will print designs on just about anything? just curious...

UPDATE: please note, the knit version is NOT included in the giveaway!

81 comments:

Busters Mom said...

Hi. The totes are cute. I like the one that says I embroider naked. lol. And the thrift one. Both are great.

Kaye Prince said...

Oh, I love the one that says I embroider naked; it's great! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

Julianne said...

All of the bags look very, very cool, but I think my fav. one is 'screw new THRIFT'.

I would def. purchase one (or two or three!) if they were available for purchase.

Early Bird Special said...

Awesome! Ok, I think it's obvious, but my first choice would be the embroidery bag. But here's my official list:

1. I Embroider Naked
2. I Cross-Stitch Naked
3. Screw New Thrift
4. I Heart Sprinkles

I think all of these designs are great, and I would definitely try a test batch of one bag in each design to sell in your shop!

xoxo
Amy

Vanessa said...

I would love to win either "I embroider naked" or "I cross stitch naked".

I'd purchase one that says "I knit naked" by the way!

artemis said...

thanks so much for this great giveaway!!

here are my preferences:

1. i cross stitch naked
2. screw new - thrift
3. i embroider naked

i'd totally buy one btw, i hope that you'll have them printed!!

Jill McDonald said...

These are super cool! I couldn't imagine the embroider naked one when you described it but I think it maybe my favorite. That & the sprinkles.
So GREAT!

Meaghan said...

I heart sprinkles!!!!!!

And I would definitely purchase these designs. Put 'em up!

mandiegirl said...

I LOVE the sprinkles one first, and the thrift second! :)

Julie said...

I would definitely buy these too!

I love the I Heart Sprinkles and the I Embroider naked ones. :)

Missy Ann said...

I cross stitch naked.

Please please please please sell these. I want it, need it, quite possibly may die without it. lol

The Hip Homemaker said...

Screw new... thrift! Love it. I hear sprinkles is the close second.

Great designs...thanks for sharing!

Not quite there yet... said...

I heart sprinkles is adorable!

I love the idea of giveaways! What fun!

Retro Plants said...

Oh goodness. . . love them all!
but if I have to choose. . . :)
1. I embroider naked
2. I heart sprinkles
3. I cross stitch naked
4. Screw New Thrift

cxlx said...

oh, I love the "I Embroider Naked" one. It would be nice to see them in the shop.

2. I Heart Sprinkles
3. Screw New Thrift
4. I Cross-Stitch Naked

Brooke said...

So creative! I love them all, but I've got to say I heart Sprinkles is my favorite. :) The naked ones made me laugh!

Beccahh said...

They're really cool.
I like the I embroider naked and i heart sprinkles ones best :)

Amanda Panda Pants said...

I embroider naked is my favorite!

I agree with everyone else that you should print some up and test sell them on your etsy shop!

You talented lady you!

fillyjonk said...

I love "Screw New Thrift."

Because I misunderstood it at first and thought you were saying "Screw 'New Thrift'" and not "Screw New, Thrift" at first.

(I've been hearing way too many breathless news stories on how the New Frugality has broken out everywhere and people are doing all kinds of wild and crazy things like packing a lunch to work - which I have been doing since I was EMPLOYED more than ten years ago, thankyouverymuch.)

So it kind of works in two ways for me.

honeybeehill said...

LMAO! I love the "I embroider NAKED" one! The "screw new THRIFT" one is pretty cute too. Those would be my choices (with embroider first, of course!) ;)

I definitely think you should put them in your shop! Are they silkscreened on or is it a transfer? I haven't had great luck with the transfers, but yours look really nice!

Jeanelle said...

Love them all! My Favorite is I embroider naked!

The Retired Mama said...

Cute bags. I can always use a bag.

My Favorites:
1)I love sprinkles
2)Thrift

Thanks for the great giveaway.

I love your site.

Stacey B said...

I love the "Screw New..Thrift" bag!

Casey said...

love the sprinkles one!! and the cross stitch naked one :)

Worknprogress said...

Sah-weet bags!! How cute would it be to take one of those "Screw New...THRIFT" bags into one of those haute tauty "boutique thrift stores" that charge an arm and a leg for something that they just walked down the street to an actual 2nd hand thrift, bought something super cheap, and walked it back down to their store to mark it up for previously mentioned appendages.

If i won the SNT bag, i'd be sure to fill it with true 2nd hand treasures before walking into one of those "boutique thrift shops". :o)

And, if some other lucky reader won, i'd certainly buy one!

Good luck everyone!

Mary said...

I would like the special designed totes: I embroidery naked or I heart sprinkles, if I had a choice. #If you ever make one that says I needlepoint naked, please let me know I would like to purchase. My husband would like that idea!

la tartine said...

bonjour,

mon préféré est "I cross-stitch naked" !

AlwaysInspired said...

I love the I embroider naked bag! I also love the I heart sprinkles!
So cute!

Nancy said...

at my age, I think it best for everyone that I just list the
Screw New, Thrift bag...
I guess the I heart Sprinkles is ok, but the naked thing shouldn't be happening at my house!! LOL

Stephanie said...

I love

1. I embroider naked
2. Screw New Thrift

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I also love "I embroider naked" and :I heart Sprinkles".

Judging by your comments, I think you would sell many "embroider naked" bags.

Love your stuff,
Karen
joyjoyhappy

Amy said...

Great giveaway!
1. Sprinkles
2. screw new thrift
and i would totally buy something with one of these on it - especially i heart sprinkles - cause I do!

Anya Kase said...

I so Love these! Awesome give-a-way!

So Like everyone else I adore the "I Embroider naked" one, Then I like the Screw new thrift second.
Yay For craftiness!

EmmyLizzy said...

I love love love them!

My faves are....
1. Thrift
2. Embroider
3. Cross-stitch
4. Sprinkles

Wanda said...

I must say...Screw New Thrift....has got to be my favorite..that is so friggin funny. I love it.

Mickd said...

Wow, I would love the cross-stitch bag!

SusieQ said...

I love sprinkles, but I do embroider naked!

Alyssa said...

1)Screw New- Thrift!
2)Embroider Naked
3)Sprinkles


I love thrifting!! great bags!

malinda said...

I would be honored to own any of those, but I like the sprinkle tote the best!

Sarah said...

I love the 4th the most, followed by the 2 "naked" Bags and I love the sprinkles, but it has to be third/fourth

Digital Misfit said...

So cool!
"I embroider naked" is my favorite, but I also LOVE the "screw new THRIFT" and "I love SPRINKLES"!

heidig@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I'd definitely etsy the bag with I Embroider Naked on it.

My preferences would be:

1. I embroider naked
2. I cross stitch naked
3. I heart sprinkles
4. Screw New Thrift

Great stuff.

Kathy said...

LOVE these - and your green one is GREAT.
However all the others are phenom too!

My order of preference:
My faves are....
1. Thrift
2. Embroider
3. Sprinkles
4. Cross-stitch

sarah said...

I almost died when I saw the sprinkles one. I need it to give to the ladies at my local bakery! There is an inside joke about sprinkles and the tote will make them explode with laughter! I hope I win!

chermonblie said...

Those bags are PERFECT!!
1) Screw New - Thrift
2) I Cross Stitch NAKED

LOVE THEM!

Miss Paula said...

1. Sprinkles
2. bike

Thanks for the fun and games!!

Girl Land said...

Awesome! My fave is the screw new, thrift! :) Next are sprinkles, cross stitch, knit...

So great, thanks!

I would def be interested in purchasing...good idea...

Raesha D said...

EEEKKK how fun!!! I totally love them all. And I would love to be able to purchase the "screw new, Thrift" as a graphic. that would make an awesome tshirt!!!

Cheryl said...

I love the "I embroider naked" one. It HAS been known to happen!

cnuland said...

I love the embroidery naked and the sprinkles totes.

undeadgoat said...

Here from Craft Gossip and loving the embroidery-hoop pinup gal . . . and I do heart sprinkles very much, of course.

So, in order:
1. Cross-stitch
2. Embroider
3. Sprinkles
4. Thrift

As far as purchasing bags like these, I might buy an "I knit naked" bag as a gift, but no-one I know well enough to give a "naked" tote to embroiders, at least as far as I know.

M said...

I am tempted to strip before picking up my hoop again...

1. I embroider NAKED
2. Screw New Thrift
3. I heart Sprinkles
4. I cross-stitch NAKED (don't actually cross-stitch, but my mom does and would get hysterical at that bag!)

These would sell, I think. :-)

nicole h said...

my 2 yr old daughter saw the sprinkle bag and said "ooooo, mommy we need that bag for ME". so she'd like to say that's her favorite (yes, she has a sprinkle fetish!)!

if we dont win- will you be selling that one again in the future???? would luv to buy if we dont win!

Debbie said...

Hey, I emailed you. I know that's the Owl stringart I did when I was younger :o) Please tell me where you got it!

Otherwise, the I love sprinkles is my favorite...

How about I Craft Naked? Just a thought.

Richard said...

my pick would be screw new thrift con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Shirley said...

My choice would be the I cross-stitch naked! Love it!

Joanne said...

I love the naked ones best.
1. I knit naked
2. I cross stitch naked
3. I embroider naked
4. Screw new, thrift.

msalleycat said...

well, gee, the 22nd is my birthday, so I'd sure love to win one of your cute bags as a birthday present! i can't decide which i like more: the thrift one or the embroider naked one.....

Mimi said...

These bags are awesome! My favorite would have to be Thrift, followed by Sprinkles, then Knit.

Ann said...

I love these . Naked stitching , be careful ! Love the sprinkles and the screw new thrift . Ann

lindarumsey said...

Great bags. My favourites are

1. I Cross-Stitch Naked
2. I Heart Sprinkles
3. I Embroider Naked

Sooo kind to give them away!

Ann said...

Love these ! Love the sprinkles and screw the new thrify . Ann

Nicole said...

Would have to be the 'I embroider naked' bag. Which I don't but then it isn't my silhouette either!

Trish said...

I would love these

1 I crosstitch naked
2 I embroider naked

I live in UK

I would love to buy them and possibly a T Shirt

Kim said...

My favorite is the "i heart sprinkles". Please enter me!
Thank you,
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

elizabeth said...

oh i love the "i cross stitch naked".
so super cute girl!

Patti said...

I love the bag 'I cross stitch naked' but if I did there will be a revolt! Sorry I live in the U.K. so if you don't want to mail overseas I quite understand. Lots of Love patti xxx

Michelle said...

So cute! I would love the Sprinkles bag or the cross-stitch bag. Love the idea of doing more of these for sale!

Lee said...

Cross stitch naked? That's the bag I'd like!

Kat said...

I love the "cross stitch naked" design! Would love to win! Thanks!

Maren said...

LOL, these are just great! I would love the "Cross stitch naked" tote. Thanks so much!

doahleigh said...

My favorite is I Embroider Naked. Then the thrift, then the Sprinkles.

Cute bags!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Please enter me in your draw for Corss Stitch!!!

missy said...

2. I Cross-Stitch Naked
2.Screw New Thrift

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these bags!!!! Very clever and such a FRESH idea compared to the traditional bags being offered!!

Thank you so much for the CHNACE to win!!!

Hugs
-missy-

Karen said...

I just love these, my favorite would be the I Cross Stitch Naked!
Thanks, Karen

Stitching Pink said...

Bags are great! My favorite is probably the I Heart Sprinkles followed by the embroidery naked one - but really,I like them all!

LocatheCat said...

Thanks for such a fun giveaway! :) I'd love either 1) Screw New Thrift or 2)Cross stitch Naked. Although I'm sure that would freak out a lot of people. Can you pictuer the looks? Imagine being at the grocery store. The guy next to you looks over and sees your bag. lol.

Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Lane said...

zomg!!! your totes made me giggle!

i'm all about 'i heart sprinkles' being #1. they make vanilla frozen custard crack in a dish. the next best are both of the naked ones, since i do both of them religiously :) though the 'screw new thrift' is sweet cause i like to say 'screw' a lot...

Nancy said...

I would love the Sprinkles one first and then the embroider naked one next. I love your work and ideas

Kathy said...

Ohh, I just adore the I cross stitch Naked one. That is sooo funny. They are all cute but anything to do with cross stitch is always my first pick. hehe

Cindy said...

They are all awesome!

Cross stitch would be my first choice.