Monday, March 16, 2009

The Farmer's Market Tote Giveaway

I got permission (from Kim herself!) to post that I won another giveaway! This one is from Kim at Simple Needs - it's the "Gardener's Gathering" basket. I cannot get over how perfect that is for me - Kim has a knack for that, I think! She has a knack for all sorts of things, really - if you are a fan of primitive/rustic/country decorating, you really ought to check out Kim's blog. You won't believe some of her secondhand make-overs. She's amazing, and I can't wait to see my basket!!

You know, I used to say, "I never win anything!" but I can't really say that anymore, can I? In fact, I'm on something of a winning streak, huh? :) If this keeps up, I'll have to buy a lottery ticket!


So, I'm having a giveaway of my own! And, as promised, it's something handmade. It's a handmade tote that has a casual, three season look. I envisioned myself carrying it at the farmer's market (and filling it with lots of fresh produce!) when I made it, so I'm calling it The Farmer's Market Tote.

It's fully lined, as you can see in this photo. The lining fabric is carried through to the front and back of the back of the tote and it is identical on both sides.

Here's a close-up of the fabric - the lining and panel inserts are a hyacinth (or maybe lilac - or maybe both!) print while the handles and sides are a mottled blue. It looks like denim in the photo, but it's all cotton.

Disclaimer - the tote is handmade. If you look closely, you may notice imperfections and even the occasional wonky stitch. Still, I think it will make a cute reusable grocery bag for the farmer's market, or the supermarket. Or, whatever you might want to use a reusable tote for. And, naturally, I'll fill it with some seasonal (read: chocolate and jelly beans!!!) goodies in honor of Easter.


I'll run the contest through April 1st and draw the winner at 7 p.m. that day. You can enter until 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 1st.

To enter, comment on this post. Because I laughed my head off at the multiple comments on The Decoursey Project Giveaway, you can comment up to five times and each will count as an entry. You can earn five more entries by posting this on your blog, but you have to let me know that you've done that in one of your comments.


Finally, you can earn five bonus entries (for a total of 15 possible entries) for stopping by Thistledew Farm and telling Melissa (on any post after March 12th) that SHE has a were-skunk. You can word this any way you like, as long as the gist of your message is that she has a were-skunk and should keep him at home. She will get a kick out of this, I promise, especially if we can get ten or fifteen people to stop over and say that!

So, enter early and enter often - and tell Melissa to keep her skunk at home! :) Good luck!

45 comments:

Mildred said...

Congratulations on your winning streak! I love this tote that you have created. How in the world do you accomplish all that you do? I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks!

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations!

I'm not entering because I won last month, but good luck to everyone who does!

Terri said...

Mildred, I will be happy to enter you, and please inform Melissa that a were-skunk lives at her house, if you get a minute! :) You can even say, "Terri says you have a were-skunk!" and it will count!

Ikkinlala, you can feel free to enter again - I don't mind a bit! :)

Terri

Cris said...

Oh yea, count me in the give away! I love the tote! For my 2 cents, I believe those are lilacs on the fabric. thanks!

Donnell said...

Hmmm, blue. OK, that's masculine enough, I suppose. Besides, I admire most anything that incorporates wonky. Congratulations on the win!

I may have to comment more than once just to see what word the "Captcha" tool makes me type. This one is "paistee," and I'm wondering what the implications of that one might be.

em's scrapbag said...

You certainly are on a winning streak. Good for you. I sent your winnings Sat. let me know when you get it please.

Susie said...

Girl, you are on a winning streak. Maybe you need to head to some casino and try your "GOOD" luck! Please throw my name in the pot for the giveaway. I'm going to head over to Melissa's to see what comment I can come up with.

Yarn Princess said...

Wow! That is beautiful!!!! I'd love to win something like that. COunt me in?

Yarn Princess said...

You constantly amaze me at in your abilities. Did I mention how beautiful I think the tote is???

Yarn Princess said...

Melissa has a were-skunk??? You keep it away from that beautiful tote bag! Those flowers don't need to pick up any smells!

Yarn Princess said...

And besides letting you know tht I think the tote is beautiful... Congrats on winning the Gardening Basket. I can see how it will come in handy! :)

Yarn Princess said...

Oh... the tote is beautiful but you need to go back to the pinks. ;)

But I won't mention that on my blog. The blue is beautiful too. :)

Off to blog about your bag....... Then go warn/remind Melissa about the were-skunk. I guess those would be in a spin off from the Twilight series????

Amy said...

You are cracking me up! You are on a winning streak. What's your secret?? Your tote is way cute!!

Wolfie said...

OMW!! I love that tote!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lavender Lilacs and that tote just makes me smile!!!

Thanks for having the giveaway and letting me enter!!!

Ooooooh.... I never win anything but this once.... I want to be lucky!!!!

WOLFIE

Wolfie said...

I also wanted to say that I'm off to post about it on my blog!!!!

WOLFIE

ikkinlala said...

Well, if you're sure it's okay the were-skunk idea IS kind of intriguing.

andrea said...

ohhhhhhhh a tote would be a tote of awesome I must say - I really don't feel much like a winner lately (though some time off is restoring my usually happy equilibrium) :) and you can be sure I'll be posting on my blogs (hmm maybe all of em - HAHAHA - agility stuff always overflows everything, and cat people seem to like flowers lots!) and a were skunk MUST have come from a thistle patch somewhere round you so I'll be happy to share that news too :)

andrea said...

hmm one more thought before I go in chase of the were skunk and my own blogging ...

I think it's cool that you get then you give :)

thanks for being you! lots of fun

andrea said...

ok - posted on all my blogs - fighting with my stupid computer to get to leave a comment on Melissa's blog so haven't done that yet but this is a first for me - the first time the same topic has made all three blogs - and probably the first time I've posted on all three blogs pretty much at the same time too :)

andrea said...

ok finally won the battle with computer and posting a comment - PHEW ;)

as if you would keep a were skunk... really Melissa should know better than to even suggest such a thing ;)

andrea said...

ok - fifth comment needed just so I don't have to think about it - I'll keep posting never you fear ;) (well as long as blogspot and the computer keep speaking)

I was thinking what would I put in the tote?
maybe agility treats and my own diet coke and junk food (yah it's terrible but it's what I live on at trials)
library books it would be great for library books
adn market stuff as you suggest - would work really well

hmmmm I can think of lots of ways to use such an awesome tote!

Wolfie said...

I'm so excited about this giveaway and will be sooooo jealous of the winner!!! lol

WOLFIE

Chicken Herder from Westville said...

Blue is my favorite color and that would go perfectly with me :>)!

Chicken Herder from Westville said...

Glad you are on a winning streak!

I love when I win something!

Wolfie said...

I guess this is my fifth comment on this tote.

I just keep coming back to look at it.

I love your choice of fabric... great job!!!

WOLFIE

Donnell said...

I just wasn't brave enough to post five comments in a row. I must develop greater bravery. lol.

Donnell said...

Speaking of were-skunks: after reading some of the exchanges, it makes me think of an adaptation of this conversation from Young Frankenstein:

Inga: Wereskunk!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Wereskunk?
Igor: There.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What?
Igor: There, skunk. There, castle.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Why are you talking that way?
Igor: I thought you wanted to.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, I don't want to.
Igor: [shrugs] Suit yourself. I'm easy.

Julia said...

Oh my I could use this right now. I think my current purse could use a kind of replacement! I'll just try once! ;)

DianeH said...

Those were skunks are mean! One of them got my cat. Thanks for putting my name in.
DianeH
laura84watt@gmail.com

DianeH said...

I posted on Melissa's too.
DianeH
laura84watt

countrychicken said...

Love the tote, count me in on your giveaway.

andrea said...

Wolfie will be jealous of the winner? what if wolfie wins? is it possible to be jealous of yourself?

hmm that will take a fine amount of thinking on a fine day .....

Wolfie said...

LMAO.... yes, yes I will be jealous.... lol. No matter who wins it.

*wink*

WOLFIE

andrea said...

HAHAHA Wolfie

glad you had time to sort that out for me

I'm jotting down a whole bunch of quotes for my various boxes of awesome (if I could make stuff I'd make awesome totes too) one made me think of this exchange

One day somebody handed me a half full glass of water. And said "is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.

(some very clever fellow named A. Jodorowsky said it!)

Donnell said...

I don't know if others in my household would want me to win that tote, because I might be walking around singing "Daddy's got a brand new bag...."

boobunny said...

wow love the tote!!! please enter me in the contest!!!

Denise

Daisy said...

Terri, congratulations on your win!

What a beautiful tote you've made. It is very generous of you to have this contest. Count me in, please in your giveaway. :D

Daisy said...

Also, please do not let Melissa's wereskunk get into the tote because it might eat all the jelly beans and chocolate out of it!! HA! :D

Daisy said...

The wereskunk is in love with your dog?!!! Oh dear. Those mixed relationships have a tough go of it sometimes. hee hee!

Anna said...

Hi Terri, I put a blog post up on my blog about your give away. I got a little busy last week and just now got a chance to hop over to see what's been going on.

ga.farmwoman said...

The tote is just so cute. I would love to be entered in the contest also!
The tote is a beautiful color and you did a great job on it.
Good luck on your giveaway.
Pam

countrychicken said...

Still loving that tote of yours. I have been carrying my knitting around in a basket type of tote and just figured out that is why my yarn is getting all pilly and funny looking. Its catching on the weave of the basket. I definitely need a new tote!!

Ashley said...

The tote is so pretty!

Ashley said...

So I can comment again, for another chance? Fabulous!

Karin said...

Cute tote--

Congrats on your win!