Give Away Day is Here

Ok … it’s Give Away Day today.

I’ve joined in with Sew Mama Sew’s Give Away Day.

. I  decided to enter only a few days ago and given that I haven’t made the kids Christmas Stockings yet  nor started on sewing up some gifts for them I’ve limited this to something that shouldn’t have taken me long to sew up.  The reality was something a little different. I wasn’t happy with version one and two of the make-up purse so here you have version three (the puau-blue purse to the back of the picture)

 Big enough to fit your lipstick and cover stick (foundation) into and slip into your handbag.

I’ve also added a coin purse. The front of the purse is Sleeping Beauty from Heather Ross’s Far Far Away II Collection.  The sleeping beauty fabric is my favourite (along with the owl and the pussy cat) from this collection.

The back of the purse is made from hand-woven Harris Tweed in a very deep sea green colour. I imagine that originally the length of Harris tweed was destined for a kilt jacket until it found its way into my stash where it is being spread far and wide as I incorporate it into various projects. Each time I use a piece I imagine a small white-haired woman sitting in her croft overlooking the sea, working away at her loom after an already full day of work that was necessary to keep her family fed and clothed.  It is my gran that I can picture as she was one of many traditional weavers from the Isle of Harris, Scotland. Although this length of Harris tweed is a modern piece (I can see a roll of it here) it has still been hand-woven (though finished off in a factory) and  is  very precious to me, a part of my heritage and culture which has now been lost to me. It is sewn it into my projects with aroha (love) and it will be a sad day for me when I’ve used the last piece.

Now about the Give Away.

  • It opens from 13th December.
  • Closes on the 17th of December
  • Drawn by
  • I will post internationally. (Another reason for keeping it flat and small)
  • Posted on the 20th December. (Sorry I really don’t think this will arrive to you before Christmas. Postal services in New Zealand are slow at this time of the year and I would imagine that other countries have a similar pattern)
  • To be in the draw is easy. Just write a comment on this post. 
  • Now head on over to Sew Mama Sew `and check out the list of all who are giving something away this week. I’ll be entering a few draws…not sure that I will have the time to enter them all … still gifts to make.
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145 Responses to Give Away Day is Here

  1. Viv says:

    Love the sleeping beauty – I have some of that fabirc but I’m too scared to cut into it.

  2. Verity says:

    Wow that sleeping beauty fabric is devine!

  3. Joanne says:

    I’m another that loves that Sleeping Beauty fabric. Lovely giveaway – really hoping that I’m the lucky one!


  4. Kelly says:

    wow so gorgeous! 🙂

  5. Jenna Tice says:

    gorgeous gorgeous as always 🙂

    (daydream97 – TNN)

  6. Anne says:

    Another Sleeping Beauty fabric fan here. Good on you for doing something extra like this at this busy time of the year 🙂

  7. Darny says:

    It’s so lovely you can sew a little bit of your heritage into things and spread them around the world!

  8. too sweet – and you won the Marley and Lockyer tags at my place – send me a street address – best le

  9. Can I write “Pick me!”, what a lovely giveaway.

  10. Kat says:

    Looks like you have been productive 🙂 More so than me this week I’m afraid. Hope your Christmas sewing is going well.

  11. Barbara says:

    Cute as can be! The sleeping beauty fabric is pretty.

  12. Nat in Roto says:

    So very very gorgeous 😀

  13. I love the sleeping beauty too! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. grace says:

    Gorgeous, I love that sleeping beauty.

    myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

  15. Heather says:

    Oh this would be so lovely!! I love little zipper pouches! and Heather Ross!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  16. Laura W. says:

    Love it! I’m in love with Heather Ross’ fabric.

  17. rae says:

    love that sleeping beauty fabric. the make up bag looks fun, too!

  18. Meghan says:

    I adore that fabric, I have some of the castles.

  19. Jasmine says:

    Oh, Heather Ross. Who doesn’t love that fabric?!

  20. Alice says:

    Thanks so much for doing the giveaway! The little coin purse is so cute, and I love that your description of the fabric on the back.

  21. Lisa says:

    Ahh such nice work!
    Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  22. Brooke says:

    Cute! I love that FFA2 print.

  23. Skooks says:

    I LOVE that line of Heather Ross! Sign me up!


  24. Jessica H says:

    The 17th is my birthday! Pick meee! Haha 🙂

  25. Shelley says:

    Love the Sleeping beauty fabric how gorgeous!

  26. Kerry says:

    I really enjoyed reading what the Harris Tweed means to you – would love to win an item with a bit of this precious fabric.

  27. Amy V says:

    These are cute. I would love a chancet to win!

  28. konester says:

    The far far away prints are all so fun.

  29. Sara says:

    Love that Heather Ross!!!!

  30. Lindsay says:

    Great handmade giveaway! Mine is at lindsay.conner(at)gmail(dot)com

    Love that fabric…

  31. Jingle says:

    This is really adorable! I love it! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  32. Stacy says:

    I love bags of all kinds! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Katie says:

    How fun! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Sarah says:

    Love those bags!

    Dec. 17th is my birthday, and that would be the best birthday present ever!

  35. Ammie says:

    Thanks for the thoughtful giveaway. I know that special fabric is precious. 🙂

  36. Jiaying says:

    Love the fabric you chose. Thanks. And good luck with the sewing.

  37. Kate says:

    Wow, that fabric is beautiful. Thanks for offering such a cool wee giveaway Heather. 🙂

  38. Very pretty! Happy holidays! ♥

  39. sb says:

    Love that you’re sewing your heritage into things and sending them far and wide H ❤

  40. Megan P. says:

    Love this! Thanks!

  41. meadow says:

    That sleeping princess fabric is lovely! I love princess that are not from the big D.

    Cute little bags!

  42. Robyn says:

    So cute! Thanks for the giveaway! Robyn (dot) Geddes (at) gmail (dot) com

  43. Rebecca says:

    The sleeping beauty fabric is also one of my favourites.

  44. desiree says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!


  45. Kristin says:

    Oh I love those! Especially the sleeping beauty…just lovely.


  46. allysonadeney says:

    What cute little bags.
    Thanks for having a give away!

  47. Liz says:

    Love them!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Happy Holidays

  48. Chris says:

    I love little pouches and bags but haven’t made any for myself yet. I especially love the Heather Ross print! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Kelly O. says:

    i think this is a great giveaway!
    merry christmas!

  50. Karen says:

    Sorry to hear about your sewing machine … hopefully she comes back soon and back to her happy self! ❤

    Thanks for a great giveaway! Happy holidays to you and yours! xox


  51. Vanessa says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Sleeping Beauty. Nice work! If I won, my daughter and I would have to fight for it, uh, I mean nicely share it! Thank you!

  52. Dianne McLean says:

    Love those little bags.

  53. Karen says:

    Oh they are both very pretty! Happy holidays!

  54. Candace Henderson says:

    Oh what a generous giveaway! I completely relate to and understand the appreciation for the Harris Tweed and I am excited that I have a chance to win! Thank you for a great giveaway!

  55. Helena says:

    Darling. great giveaway. texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

  56. Bryanna says:

    I love Far Far Away 2! Such a fabulous line!

  57. StephanieS says:

    The coin purse is so sweet. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Christmas. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

  58. christy says:

    lovely to meet a fellow procrastinator!!!

  59. Alyssa says:

    That sleeping beauty fabric is amazing. I would love to find some of it somewhere. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Cat says:

    I’m liking it! 🙂 So nice and pretty

  61. Heidi says:

    I also adore Harris Tweed. There is just something so special about its itchy tight weave.

    hugs & happy holidays from ON, Canada

    ps: get well wishes to your sewing machine.

  62. Jenn M says:

    Such fun fabric!

  63. Margaret says:

    So lovely. Thanks. mcglen8 {at} gmail {dot} com

  64. Kristin says:

    Far Far Away is my favorite! 🙂

  65. Gail C says:

    Lovely giveaway – TY for visiting my blog.


  66. Christy says:

    absolutely love the fabric!

  67. Amanda says:

    I absolutely LOVE that coin purse!

  68. deborah says:

    i would be honored to win this – i am amazed you are able to give away any thread of that harris tweed or the sleeping beauty! both are treasures, but especially that tweed. i have ancestors from the isle of skye, so i would also cherish this prize.

    thank you for the chance to win!!!!

  69. Serena says:

    They’re both beautiful, in completely different ways! Thank you for the giveaway!

  70. Lora W. says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I love the sleeping beauty.

  71. Gill watson says:

    I love the HR fabric – how wonderful for you to have such a link to Harris tweed
    Thank you

  72. Joanna says:

    I love the story you told of your Grandmother in Scotland! My grandmother was From Scotland, too, and I loved hearing stories of when she was a young girl growing up there.

  73. Lauranie says:

    Really cute!! I love all of them! Have a happy giveaway! 🙂

  74. Terri says:

    Love the design and fabric!!!

  75. Violet says:

    Aww I love the Sleeping Beauty print. And it’s always handy to have little bags to hold things.

  76. How lovely Heather, what a gorgeous little giveaway!

  77. nellana says:

    Nice giveaway! Thanks for having one!

  78. Jennifer says:

    I love your Harris tweed story. I hope it lasts a long time! Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. Courtney says:

    So adorable 🙂 Thank-you so much for this giveaway! Don’t stay too busy with your Christmas present making. Remember to spend time with those you love ❤

  80. Sandy says:

    Thank you for sharing the story of the Harris tweed. I would love to win!

  81. djaj says:

    These would make me feel organized, with a non-messy purse… If I win, snow won’t stop falling !!!

  82. Sharon T. says:

    That Sleeping Beauty coin purse is beautiful!

  83. Maree Butler says:

    Love the fabric. Hope you are not having withdrawal symptoms from not having your sewing machine:) Ciao

  84. kathy h says:

    Such a cute purse. Love the sleeping beauty. Thanks for a chance to win. Merry Christmas.

  85. June says:

    Love how you used the far far away fabric!

  86. Theresa Connolly says:

    So beautiful…Thanks for sharing and crafting 🙂

  87. Sally says:

    I love little pouches and never turn down the opportunity to possibly acquire more 🙂 I have several pieces of the Far Far Away II fabric and I am thinking that at least one of them will become some sort of pouch.

  88. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful idea!
    Nothing better than a handmade gift!
    God bless you.
    Kind regards from Germany.

  89. craftykat says:

    very cute 🙂 hope your sewing machine gets better soon!

  90. Manuela says:

    Great giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!

  91. Adds says:

    I love Sleeping Beauty, we have the DVD and were just watching it today. Thanks for the giveaway, I am a follower.

  92. katie says:

    Stunning stunning stunning!
    Nothing more to say 🙂
    smiles… katie

  93. Cortney says:

    Great prize, thank you for the chance to win!!

  94. Leah Finn says:

    Both bags are beautiful! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  95. Laurie says:

    I think my purse would really love to have a makeup bag ! I need to get more organized and it is lovely fabric.

  96. Emily says:

    I’m a fan of the Sleeping Beauty, too. Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

  97. Tiffany says:

    Great giveaway!!

  98. I *love* the sleeping beauty fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  99. Irina says:

    thanks for the chance!
    they’re lovely!

  100. Pam says:

    Lovely bags ….thank you for the chance to win!!

  101. karen peachey says:

    very cute zippered pouches!

  102. Kathleen says:

    Thank you so much for your kindness and generousity!

  103. Stephanie says:

    Just lovely!!

    xo Steph

  104. Melanie T says:

    Thank you for the chance!

  105. Liz says:

    Lovely, and thank you for adding the link about the Harris Tweed, a very interesting read.

  106. Rosie N. says:

    I have a problem. I am a Pouch Addict! These are so cute! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  107. duff says:

    wow! thank you for offering a part of your heritage and loving thoughts of your gran; that is such a touching sentiment. If I win, I promise to love and cherish it!!

  108. Shirley says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  109. Kari says:

    I really liked your story about the Harris Tweed. And your pouches are very sweet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  110. Laura says:

    Great bag!

  111. Laura says:

    Great giveaway!

  112. Edwina Shwedyk says:

    Such a sweet post! And lovely giveaway.

  113. Jenny Scott says:

    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win! Neat info on the hand woven tweed too!

    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

  114. macskakat says:

    Gorgeous! I love the combination of Kiwi and Scottish heritage, with a bit of fairytale thrown in. 🙂 (But then, I’m a Kiwi of Scottish heritage, who loves fairy tales, so I may be slightly biased.)

  115. Sheshe says:

    Loving the look of that skirt for finny……a closer look would be good 🙂 Its awesome!!

  116. crazyestonian says:

    I hope your sewing machine will recover soon. Sending some healing vibes!

  117. very sweet! I also love sleeping beauty – great image

  118. JenniferB says:

    Beautiful- I love Heather Ross fabric- you did a wonderful job!
    Merry Christmas!

  119. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous purse!

  120. KT says:

    Love the sleeping beauty! Thanks for the chance to win, and good luck finishing up your Christmas projects!

  121. Knititall says:

    They’re both very cute! Thanks for the lovely giveaway 🙂

  122. anna says:

    i was sleeping beauty in a play in middleschool. the story forever has a special place in my heart. such a sweet little bag! anna.cordes(at)gmail(dot)com

  123. The sleeping beauty fabric is my favorite too. bmoore_mamabee(at)hotmail(dot)com

  124. Kim S says:

    Lovely. Thank you for the giveaway.

  125. Sarah M says:

    So sweet…I love Heather Ross AND Harris tweed! Happy holidays

  126. Birgit says:

    The purses are both just lovely. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win them!

  127. Nelly says:

    these are really cute! thanks!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  128. Manda says:

    I love Fairy Tales! I wish I’d gotten my MA in English instead of LIS, then I could go to some college and teach a course on Fairy Tales. Thanks for the chance.

    stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com

  129. deanna says:

    Love that fabric!

  130. scrapperdeb says:

    I would love to win the little purses. Thank you for the chance.

  131. Tara A says:

    Oh how beautiful, I especially love the little fairie one.

  132. Genevieve says:

    That is beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing.

  133. Jesy Kessel says:

    How cute are those! Awesome giveaway!

  134. Mandy says:

    That sleeping beauty fabric is so pretty and cute!


  135. Lovely! I’m giving away some Far Far Away I on my blog — wouldn’t that be a hoot if I won some FFA2? 🙂

  136. Toni says:

    Very cute!

  137. Joyce Mosby says:

    love your giveaway!

  138. adrienne says:

    Gorgeous, I love them! And I also love Harris tweed. I only wish I had some to craft with! Thanks for being so generous!

  139. Claudia says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  140. kathyh says:

    I think SewMamaSew rocks!
    Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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