Saturday, 24 April 2010

Me-Made Purple Shoulder Bag GIVEAWAY!!!

Do you remember that last Saturday I hosted a giveaway for a tunic dress I made that didn't fit me? Well, I'm am very pleased to announce that the random generator (generator.com, FYI) picked Chase, who happens to have a very sweet blog called Oh the Cuteness!.

Giveaways are so much fun that I've decided I'm going to have a few more, one at a time, for a few weeks to pass on some stuff that I'm currently not using, in preparation for my cross-continent move. This week I'm offering up this unused shoulder bag I made from vintage fabric. A few years back, I used to have a stall at a handmade market in East London and have made a squillion of these particular bags in my time, usually in vintage fabric scored from charity shops of ebay. I have used these bags every day myself for years now, so can vouch for their practicality.

The outer fabric is a sturdy synthetic of unknown type, probably from the late 1960's/early 1970's, in shades of purple, lilac, burgundy and white. It is fully lined with vintage floral printed cotton in coordinating lilacs, pinks and white. The black label you can see shows the name of my little accessories brand, 'Electric Pussycat'.

If you would like this bag, either for yourself or as a gift for someone, and can promise me it will actually get used, then here's what you do: leave a comment on this post completing the sentence 'I would like this bag because.........'. I'll pick my favourite at midnight Thursday 29th April. Hint: a successful answer has to make me giggle. Good luck!

42 comments:

Jos said...

I would like this bag because I would never electrify my pussycat!

Ruby Star said...

I would like this bag because i'm currently using a buzz lightyear backpack and this would make me feel & look like a grown up. It's gorgeous.

Shiny Green Penny said...

As my daughter would say, "That purse is purplicious!". Who doesn't want their 4 year old to think they are cool? This purse would make me the way coolest mom at the playground (in the eyes of my preschool peeps anyway).

Alessa said...

I would like this bag because... I've always wanted a purple pussycat! It encompasses two wonderful things for me: chocolate (because here in Germany there's a brand of chocolate that's wrapped purple and has a purple cow as a logo) and sweet little pussycats!

RavenzTarot said...

I would like this bag because i would make a lovely and nice owner for it. Please review my application for adoption. I would actually give it a loving home and take it for walks almost every day. I would take for ride in my car and yes it would even travel with me to forgein exotic locations. I would take it shopping and give lovely companions such a Wallet and Keys not to metion someone very social like Cell Phone.

I believe in growth and developement so yes to work it would go travelling with Breif case and Laptop sleeve and learn the latest advances in management.
;>

Allison said...

I would like this bag because my heart stopped when I saw it and the only thing that will revive me is a wonderful life time with a beautiful purple purse.

slmpetersen said...

I would like this bag because I have two cats who would love a purple sister that is electrifying! No, seriously - I love BIG BAGS and I cannot LIE! I need color like this and vintage fabric makes it even better!

Vicky London said...

I would like this bag because...I am particularly passionate about purple in every shade from prune to plum to periwinkle and this particular purse of perfection would be a positively pleasing prerequisite for my purple-less purse problem.

In other words, I would love it and hug it and call it George.

Thanks!

Pamela said...

I would like this bag because a) it's awesome! b)it would go with just about everything else I own, and c) you really can never have too many bags!

(my cat wholeheartedly agrees)

Craftyphoenix said...

I would like this bag because its gorgeous and who doesn't love a purple bag?

Ruth said...

I would like this bag because it matches the PURPLE Converse tenny-shoes that my daughter bought me last month for my 47th birthday. Imagine me, a 47 year old lady wearing purple Converse shoes! I wear them and I love them, and they would look great paired with your lovely purple bag!

Sewfast said...

I would like this bag because it is the most beautiful bag I have ever seen and would match my dog's purple harness and leash (I'm a Pommie Mommy) My word verification is "flabi"...is blogger trying to tell me something?

Little Island In The Med said...

I would like this bag because I need a summer bag and the purple fabric matches the flowers in my hanging basket on my porch!

Damia said...

I would like this bag because I'm super into purple this year :)

anne maskell said...

I would like this bag to bring some purple joy into my life! I would love to have a pussycat, but I can't, I have two dogs! This electrifying pussycat bag would receive all of the overflowing love that I have to give!

Shannon Hillinger said...

I would like this bag because I'm currently down to one purse for every day use and I was just trying to figure out what to replace the worn out ones with.

ohthecuteness said...

Yay! Thanks for the compliment on my blog! I cannot wait to get the tunic, but I am so sad because I am going to do Me-Made-May so I won't be able to wear it till June. Nooo! Thanks again for giving such a wonderful top!

Shalyn said...

'I would like this bag because.........' my Mary Poppins lamp tore a hole through my last bag.

Katie said...

I would like this bag because...it's PURPLE (and I love vintage fabric!)!!!!

Action Girl ! said...

oh I would love to send this bag to my sister who lives in Spain and who is sewing some nice stuff for me. I'm just a beginner at sewing. She would be very surprised what a lovely bag I made. Later on she would just smile when she sees it's made by you :-)

sewducky said...

I'm not going to make you laugh.

I just entered because my mom saw the blog up and said "Oh my, I love that bag!"

Since she is so computer illiterate as to only remember DOS, I decided to enter for her.

Glorious Hats said...

Oh Oh, heart beating fast, fingers flying, rushing to tell you "I would like this bag because" - it is vintage fabric, it is purple, it has flowers, YOU made it, you live in Spain, Cristina De Prada, Madhatter Wannabe, lives in Spain, I want desperately to visit her; but will never get far from "the farm" here in rural Minnesota USA, sooooooo, this bag may be the closest thing related to Spain that I will ever touch. It will be taken to town when we go in on Wednesdays, cause I dress and strut my stuff - coordinating accessories to clothing. No longer matchy matchy as that is now OUT. Still, THIS purse will accent marvelous purple wideleg pants - both pants and purse have pleats that hide a center bulge. It will however, require, push, inspire a new hat creation. If you can get me off my duff, away from the computer, and into the studio, the dog will bark, the cats will mew, the cows will moo and the bull will trumpet. (Well they will for sure, if I head to the studio, when ol farmer is delivering fresh cut grass to the cows. - He takes them the grass cuttings, cause even in good grazing days, they think tender lawn grass is cow candy.)

Well ok, hope you giggled. If not, and you still read the whole spiel, thanks. Have a great move and a happy day. Jane

Carmencita B said...

I would like this bag because it would be dirt cheap for you to send it as I live in France!

Rebecca said...

I would like this bag because I'm selfish and it would make me ridiculously happy to a) win something so cute and b)have it arrive in the mail. No really, it would.

Linda said...

I would like this bag because of the anonymous poem about a woman getting old and wearing purple. I would love this bag because I could carry it with everything and I am old (over 50) and this is a lovely purple bag to use.

Deborah said...

This bag reminds me of my favorite flowers, all purple, that have decorated the spring season-- little early spring irises and crocuses, then the deep regal hyacinths-- and now little violets and big full lilacs!

Netter said...

I would like this bag because I know my son and husband would leave it alone!

vanessa said...
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vanessa said...

I would like this bag because a) it's so lovely and b) I wear purple all the time but for some reason have no bag to match.

Nancy said...

I would like this bag because it is purple and so gosh darn cute. I would love it and take very good care of it. Most importantly I would USE it. Half my wardrobe is purple and it would look so good with my vintage magentas, eggplants, and violets.

Marley said...

I would like this bag because on a bad day or possibly week, I bought a bag my grandmother would own. Not my cool, hip grandmother but the one who wears those ankle lenght pantyhose, orlon pantsuits and crepe soled shoes. Stop the madness.

Patchwork Architect said...

I would like this bag because I like carrying handmade bags that where made by someone else and have a good story. I think this would make a great story...and I LOVE purple!

handmadehappiness said...

so i love love vintage , i love love purple (my hair was purple for 5 years but i GREW out of it!!!) now to make you laugh hhhhmmmmm here's a rubbish joke!!!!!
whats long green & very dangerous???
a heard of charging "CUCUMBERS"
so is it so rubbish you had to laugh??? or just rubbish!!!!! xx

have a good day!!

Kristianna said...

I would like this bag because it's fabulous for one, and because my old purse just died. I loved it so much it was the only one I used. I would love this fabulous creation just as much as my old purse! :)

(kristiannasharma@yahoo.com)

M said...

I Would like this bag because hopefully it will make me forget it is snowing today! I would like to think parmesan is falling from the sky, much more tasty!

ShannonAshley said...

I would like this bag because I think it would make the best mother's day present EVER for my mom!

:) It really is something wonderful, I hope you are very proud of it!

Wren315 said...

I would love to win your perfect purple piece of pleasantness, because I would love to carry it with me everyday and have it with me at my drab grab desk in my drab gray cubicle to remind me of the world of color and creativity that awaits me when I clock out.

robinsnc said...

I would like this bag because I could never sew that well myself!

Splashes of joy said...

I would like this bag because in short it's awesome!

Sophie Miriam said...

I would like this bag because it is beautiful. My current bag is one I sewed myself several years ago, and it's so old it looks like I pulled it out of a dumpster. Everyone I know knows that I made it, so by using it, I'm giving a bad name to sewers everywhere! If I won this bag, people would realize that handmade things can be attractive! :P

Purpleness said...

I would like this bag because I have recently come out of hospital and your bag has cheered me up immensely, with its attractive bold floral beautiful shades of purpleness.

Lilac, burgundy and purple have been my colours since I was a kid. I’m known as a ‘Purple Person’, for always wearing one of these shades to complement my vintage style, so the bag will match any outfit I wear.

I love hand made bags for their uniqueness and longevity. I have not been able to make a new much-needed bag for some time due to illness. My only one bag is broken, but I still have to use it.

Your bag will certainly stop traffic, well at least long enough to allow me to slowly cross the road. Winning it would be like being awarded a ‘Purple Heart’.

Me-Made Purple Shoulder Bag Poem
By Purpleness

Purple hues of a
Unique vintage floral print
Royal and imperial it looks a mint
Pleasurable and lovely to hold
Let me show this bag off when I
Ease on down the road


(The 1st letter of each line spells PURPLE!)

zenzhetty said...

I would like this bag because it spoke to me in a dream. It said : I am yours, for now and forever. Claim me!
It also told me it doesn't need to be fed, taken to school, fed, played with, fed, bathed and that it had no clothes to wash.
I want to see if the bag lied to me!

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