Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Some Sewing and a Winner!!


I would love to start this post off by saying WOW!!!! The Christmas blog hop was so fun and ALL the comments I received were so inspiring and humbling as well!!! It just blows my mind away that so many people had such wonderful things to say about my art and my blog!!!! 

So BIG THANKS YOUS to each and every person who left a comment and to all my NEW followers as well.!!! WOW!!! The winner will be announced at the end of this post.

So, I decided to show you what I made recently...

I wanted to show off my new wallet!! I made it out of my favorite Ricky Timms fabric.

...and before you ask.... There is NO pattern. When I make my bags and such I never use a pattern. I just wing it. Okay, maybe sometimes I use a pattern for purses. But, usually I don't. I just bought these business card holders that you would put in a calendar, and built the wallet around them.

The fluffy strings you saw on the top photo..hold all the pages in place. I just threaded them through the spine of the cover and through each page and then out of the spine again. Then tied the strings into knots. (my kids in the pictures above)

You can buy all kinds of pockets to use in your wallet too! I put my coupons, cards, and receipts in these pockets.

I even put a zipper pocket in to hold my change.

And a pocket in the front to hold my check book and money. Then added a closure with yo-yo's and a snap...and you have a wallet. This little wallet gets a lot of attention when ever I pull it out.

Well, on to my give-a-way....again I would like to thank every one for the wonderful nice things you all said to me...It was very sweet and inspiring!!

......drum roll please.........

and the winner of the tree skirt pattern is..... 

Linda from Little Bits and Pieces!! You need to email me with your address so I can mail this really cool pattern out to you. Congrats!!!!

Thanks again for stopping by and following my art journey!

14 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very cool wallet. Congratulations to the winner and thank you for hosting.

cucki said...

Aww very sweet wallet..congratulations to Linda xxx

laurajane said...

Oh my gosh Sandie,the wallet is gorgeous.Bright and cheerful,just the sort I Like.
Congrats to Linda.
Keep well Sandie
Love from Laura and Lilly.xx

Gill said...

Thanks for a great giveaway and congratulations to Linda!
I love your wallet!

Nancy said...

Just found your blog and love your wallet! Going now to peruse more of your posts and tutorials.

Needled Mom said...

I love your cute wallet. The fabrics are just wonderful.

Congratulations to the winner.

Marlynne said...

Aren't you the most clever one! I bet it gets the attention! Beautiful! Maybe I could be in your Christmas Hop Next Year?

Jen said...

HI! Sandie . Great wallet. Love the fabric you chose. It is beautiful and set up great. Congratulations to the winner.

Rosa said...

Your wallet is neat!1

Congraats to Linda and thanks you for the giveaway!

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh Sandie! How exciting to win the pattern! I'm jumping up and down with joy - actually I had to stop jumping cause it's too hard to type that way. lol Sandie, I love that wallet and I bet you do get a lot of oohs and aahs when you pull it out. I love the strings on it and the yo yos. It's just all together too cute and so functional too. Great job.

Lesley said...

Congrats to the winner and congrats to you for making such a cute wallet! You constantly amaze me with your wonderful creativity! Way to go!

Marilou Bain said...

Congrats to the winner and to you Sandie, love the wallet, you should have a tutorial and put it on you side bar in your spare time, lol. Doin' the Happy Dance, I finished my quilties and all I have to do is put the label on the back and mail, will send on most likely on Friday! Hugs xoxo Marilou

Linda said...

I have to say that is probably the most beautiful wallet I've ever seen! Love to see your projects and ideas, thanks for sharing. And hosting the give away-have fun sewing Linda.

Shocking Hocking said...

love your wallet and your art bag - very cool and funky :)

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