but feel free to leave comments (I like them!)

Here’s your chance to win your very own (and very fabulous) zippy wallet in a couple of lucious Amy Butler prints no less! 

And because I’m totally excited about Halloween this year, I’m throwing in a couple of these!

Want to enter??

Leave a comment.  Just for kicks, let me know one project you are making/planning on making for the holidays Christmas.

Want another entry?
“Follow” my blog.

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Post about this giveaway on your blog.  Leave me a comment with the link.

I’ll close the giveaway on Monday, October 12th at 11:59 pm (CDT)

PS make sure you leave me your email address if you don’t have it in your profile.

Good luck and thanks for reading my blog!

107 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY

  1. Susan K. says:

    For christmas? besides the massive amount of mittens, my favorite project is a star nosed mole for my wildlife professor, who has been a mentor for me for a while, and I found an amazing pattern online. 🙂


  2. nima says:

    good to see your blog…reached here thru your wallet tutorial…very nice…

    I have to finish few more cross stitched christmas ornaments…

    Thank you for this beautiful giveaway…please do add me for the draw..thank you.

  3. Loralynn says:

    I love your wallet! That is definately on my list of things to make for Christmas!

  4. Loralynn says:

    I am now a follower!!

  5. So cute! I love the wallet and I love Amy Butler!

    I’m planning on making some apron’s, journal covers and zippered pouches (If I can get over the fear of doing a zipper. I’ve still never done one before) for Christmas gifts.

  6. susan says:

    I’m making a four seasons table topper for some gifts, and some wristlets – they’d be great paired with one of your wallets!

    I love the fabric.

  7. susan says:

    I’m now a follower, too!

  8. Julie says:

    For Christmas, I’m planning on making “fake” TV set wall stickers for all my friends that are addicted to their TV and pajama pants to go with it!

  9. Julie says:

    BTW my email address is jeacousinATgmailDOTcom

  10. goldeneyez says:

    I have a long list of things I am making for Christmas since our family decided to make handmade this year. On the list is aprons, coasters, water bottle holders, some dog water bowls just to name a few. Now I have another thanks to your tutorial. My daughter and her friends will love it!! Thank you! I will definately follow your blog to see what you come up with next.

  11. Beeshebags says:

    Hi, I’m Naomi, and I’m a follower! lol Seriously though, I’m following your blog now…..I really really want to make one of your zippered wallets….I’m thinking my daughter will love it as part of her Christmas present. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. hugs Naomi

  12. Dahlia says:

    Hey Anna! I’m a follower (your first, I may add) AND I put a post on my blog too.
    This Christmas, my craft of choice will probably be our family newsletter and maybe I’ll sew some hooded towels for upcoming baby showers.

  13. Amy says:

    I LOVE Amy Butler Fabrics! My good friend Dahlia steered me in your direction on her blog and she is SO right. I LOVE this wallet. Perfect.

    I’ll be sure to add myself as a follower. As for projects this Christmas… I haven’t even thought about it yet. But seeing as I have a new baby girl after 3 boys I’ll probably be making some bows and some beaded bracelets. And probably some sort of stocking.

  14. Diva Quilts says:

    Here via Pink Chalk Studio, but will stick around cuz your blog looks cute! 🙂

    I’m working on an advent swap and a mini-quilt swap for Christmas, but otherwise don’t plan to do anything “Christmas-y” in the way of quilting. I may however, make some handmade ornaments again.

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  15. pattynubs says:

    I will be making the annual family raffel Christmas quilts using my late Mother’s left over stash and maybe some pillowcases for my nieces and nephews. Very cute wallet! paltier @ rpj-aps .com

  16. Diana says:

    I love the wallet, great choice of fabrics.
    We are having a new grandbaby in the family so he will be getting a quilted Christmas stocking.

  17. Melissa says:

    Cute wallet! I thankfully have a quilt for my parents already done for Christmas, but I’m planning on making a little checker set for my niece and nephew (and I’m sure some other things).

  18. silversmith says:

    ooh – the wallet is adorable and just the right size!

    this year for christmas, i have LOTS of projects going. a farm mini quilt for one set of inlaws, a quilted table runner for my other MIL, i finished a scarf for my sis-inlaw, i’m still knitting a sweater for my newest nephew. i plan on making a teepee for my kiddo, but we’ll see… and i’m knitting a baby blanket for my best friend’s baby-to-be.

  19. Nichole says:

    i am hoping to make an advent calendar and to finish my christmas quilt. now if only i could get time to do some sewing!

  20. Kaye Prince says:

    I’m currently in the middle of working on a quilt for my Mum for Christmas. It seems to be going well. I know I have more things to make for Christmas, but I haven’t thought that far ahead yet!

    I love this little pouch and would love to win it!

  21. Kelly O. says:

    I’m making a tree skirt— I HOPE! 🙂

  22. Kelly O. says:

    I’m a follower

  23. Andrea says:

    What a great little wallet! You are so talented! I’m now a follower too. Look forward to getting to know ‘you’ and your projects!

  24. letterwoman says:

    I’m making some aprons and potholders.

  25. Lesley says:

    I’m going to make a lap quilt…my first quilt ever!

  26. Nichole says:

    This christmas I am making tons of pillow cases for gifts. I need to use up so me of my stash and they are a quick and easy way!

  27. Elsa says:

    love the ponytail bands! and the wallet too! I’m attempting to make all my gifts this year and have already got a start … one is a knitted bunny from ‘Danger Crafts’. Also a lap quilt and various other things … too many to list. I’m a busy crafter! thanks for the opportunity to be in the giveaway!

  28. Ashley Ann says:

    I think I’m going to make fabric buckets and put prizes in them. Prizes may be jewels purchased from etsy, pot holders, bottles of wine, etc.

  29. Ashley Ann says:

    I’m adding you to my google reader!

  30. Marcia says:

    I love the wallet and pony tails! They are so cute! This year for Christmas I am only giving away homemade gifts. I already have my list of goodies for my family. I’m making cookie mixes in a jar, homemade coffee liquer, homemade vanilla extract, and a fleece blanket for the new nephew coming in Nov!

    I’m a also a follower, this is the email I use the most! 😀


  31. Alisa says:

    You know, you are really making me think. I haven’t given it any thought yet. Last year my children each received a handmade gift. This year….? Maybe I’ll make something for my husband this time. A sweatshirt?

  32. For Christmas I am making everyone something in an eco-friendly theme (reusable bags, no-paper towels, etc.). In order to force myself to get the stuff made, I blog about it regularly.

  33. gina says:

    Loving that wallet, and always in love with Amy! So Thanks.

    Making pillowcases for the grands for Halloween. Better get off here and get sewing!


  34. Jen O says:

    Doing some embroidery wall hangings, framed by a quilted border. Also would like to do some embellished kitchen towels for friends & neighbors. Love your little purse!

  35. Wylie says:

    Trying to make as much jam and pickles as possible to give as gifts. Your little zip wallet is adorable!

  36. Shimmy Shake says:

    Fabulous giveaway – would love to win!

  37. dana says:

    Very cute! thanks for telling me about your giveaway. I posted about it here:

    And for christmas….I’ll be making my mom lots of tablecloths out of cute fabrics (that’s her gift). I’m sick of the ones she has :).

  38. Suzy says:

    So cute! One project I’m working on for x-mas is a felt toolbox for my kiddo.

  39. I love your wallet. I would love to win one!

  40. Natasha says:

    I’m hoping to make some cloth napkins and placemats, if I ever finish the pile of baby blankets on my to do list.

  41. krmccord says:

    I plan on making something with glitter for the holidays. That is my new favorite thing:)

  42. krmccord says:

    I am now following your blog!

  43. cute! i usually knit up thick and chunky wool socks so i need to get going on them soon.

    treevt80 at yahoo dot com

  44. krmccord says:

    I blogged about the giveaway!

  45. Diane says:

    I will be making a crayon holder for my niece. I love this wallet. So cute!

  46. This is so adorable!!! I plan on making little projects for Christmas. And clothing for my nieces and nephew!:)

  47. Ashley Mason says:

    I’m thinking scented potholdres for Christmas. I love those. 🙂

  48. Jan Richards says:

    What a fun giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win. I plan to knit socks for several more family members for Christmas.

  49. Sew It Up! says:

    This would make a great b-day gift, for me!

  50. Sew It Up! says:

    Now I’m following you! Well at least your blog, that is.

  51. babiesdoc says:

    I am going to make chef style aprons with trimmed waffle tea towels and trimmed oven mitts (reworked from 99 cent store mitts)

  52. I am planning on making an advent calendar for my son this year!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  53. Nicki C K says:

    Also…I’m a follower! 🙂

  54. Alice H says:

    i found a pattern for a cute Christmas banner – I’m planning to make that this season. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at

  55. Alice H says:

    I follow your blog – alicedemskehansen at

  56. Susan says:

    well, I plan on making a purse for my mom

  57. Jody says:

    I’m making a Xmas quilt for my daughter and knitting up lots of Xmasy stocking hats for babies!! I’d love to win your giveaway,..thanks so much!

  58. Anonymous says:

    I’m planning on winning this fabulous zippy pouch and then when everyone sees it they’ll want one, so then I’ll have to make them:)

    thanks for the giveaway.

  59. orngpikkle says:

    I plan on making a few crayon wallets for my nieces and daughter.

  60. I am making my very first Christmas quilt and for the very first time on a full size quilt, I am quilting it myself!! I only have the binding left to do!

  61. pinpin says:

    Love your blog! I’m making a layered quilt rug for someone who will remain nameless for Christmas.

  62. I am making gadget pouches and bags for Christmas. The men will get camera pouches.

    Thanks for letting me enter.

  63. Amie says:

    I would love to carry your little Zippo in my madeformebyme Frnchie bag! Thank you for the great tute too :o) Amie

  64. carly k says:

    hi. I’m new to your blog and couldn’t be happier:) I love other sewers and find so much inspiration from them!

    I am attempting to make ALL of my Christmas gifts this year. (Attempting!) I want to make PJs for Christmas Eve, reusable shopping bags, blankets, stuffed animals for the kiddos, embroidered dish cloths, slippers, purses and bags… whatever I can think of:)

    And, I love Amy Butler fabric!

  65. PJS says:

    Well, I already did most of my christmas makes while I was waiting on my daughter to be born, however, I am still left with my mother in law’s christmas present, i was thinking some sashiko embroidery coasters, if I can just get my butt in gear and do it.



  66. carly k says:

    And I am a follower:)

  67. SandyQuilts says:

    I’m planning to make a new tree skirt for my DD#2.


    I use to track my favorite blogs …. you’re listed. Hope that still counts.

  68. Christmas…. That is coming up soo fast!
    Well one thing i am making is a baby blanket for my little brother.

  69. I found a cute christmas quilt pattern that I hope to make this Christmas, if time allows. I love the wallet, so so cute! I would absolutely love to win it!

  70. Christine says:

    I haven’t totally narrowed it down..but I’m thinking of some knitted/felted hot water bottle covers for the females. I made one, by request (yippeee!), for my daughter and it’s very nice.

    This little purse is great! maybe I’ll win it.

    Gardnwest AT aol DOT com

  71. kristinorth says:

    Cute! I am making cards for Christmas this year, but I’m not sure what else. I guess it’s time to get thinking! Thanks for a chance to win.

  72. secret cake says:

    I’m hoping to embroider some Christmas stockings for our mantel.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

  73. Nova says:

    Maybe a quilt.

  74. kevnjacks says:

    Ah, Christmas – I admit I haven’t thought that far yet but now that you’ve brought it to mind, I’m thinking about some crayon rolls and some totes. I’m kinda scared of zippers still..hehe.

  75. Ariane says:

    I’m giving myself a break: no crafts for Christmas! I spent six months knitting a laceweight shawl for my mom and I’m itching to tackle some other projects.

    Although some people may be getting cloth grocery bags as gifts if my next project goes well…

  76. Allie says:

    I just found your blog! This year I am making quilts and hopefully aprons for Christmas.

  77. ajsritter says:

    For Christmas, I am planning to refashion some wool sweaters into beanies for my family. Such a satisfying, ecofriendly, and quick project. I’m happy to see you share my love for Amy Butler…her prints are fabulous! Thanks, Amber

  78. Patricia says:

    Pink Chalk Studio sent me here. Your wallet is darling. I’m making bags for women and pjs for the kiddies for Christmas.

  79. Pattie C says:

    Love the wallet. I’m making oven mitts from some cute japanese kitchen fabric to go with dish towels that were on sale at Crate and Barrel.

  80. Emily says:

    i am making some scarves and of course a quilt for my cousin’s newest addition!

  81. jeri says:

    these will be a great addition to my daughter and daughter-in-laws’ christmas stockings….:) thanks

  82. ann miller says:

    i just made a copy of the “gather up pillow” from pink chalk to begin some Christmas sewing! you girls are so inspiring!!!

  83. Tracy Eilers says:

    Love it! I’m planning on painting some new christmas ornament medallions for our tree. 🙂

  84. raina says:

    I only wish I could make the things that you make! Maybe someday I will take the time to teach myself how to use my sewing machine so I can get started. Thanks for the inspiration…I love the wallets! raina

  85. Andi says:

    I think I’ll make scarves again!!
    Thanks for the chance!

  86. Carla says:

    That’s a very cute wallet. I can’t wait to try it. I’m a follower. I don’t plan on making anything for Christmas. I always plan and never have time. I might try for tote bag for my granddaughter.

  87. Trish says:

    I have just found your wallet tutorial and am anxious to try this out. I have enjoyed looking over your blog. You are very creative. Keep up the great work!

  88. Sandy says:

    I plan on making several Buttercup bags(Madebyrae) for my sister/nieces!

  89. meganmini says:

    Thanks so much for this tutorial and giveaway opportunity! There may be a few zipper wallets in stockings this year…
    I’m almost done with one sweater and have another queued up (for my own noodleheads). Also planning on knitting leg warmers, sewing up a few tote bags, and baking brioche hamburger buns for local friends and family.

  90. Whitney says:

    My holiday projects are [Christmas] dresses for my two little girls. Gotta pattern from SugarCity and am crossing my fingers I can do it!! 🙂

  91. Becky Karpinsky Myer says:

    For Christmas, I think I’m going to make a bunch of wool dryer balls. I have a bunch of friends going “green” so I think they’ll be popular. I’m also making the yearly king sized quilt for my brother.

  92. Becky Karpinsky Myer says:


    Your blog and your projects are great! And you have such adorable little models! I’m a follower

  93. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm, for the very non crafty friend…I am still trying to learn the basic stitch for crochet!!! I made a Barbie blanket…does that count?

  94. Vanessa says:

    Hey Anna,

    Love the blog! The wallets are so cute. I’ve decided this year to make almost all of my Christmas gifts! I’m making everything from purses to bears!

  95. Kari says:

    Super cute! I’ve finished a couple quilts, a market bag, and a spa set for Christmas…so many more gifts to make…
    Came through “i hope i win” and posted your giveaway on my blog as well:
    Thanks for offering it up. 🙂

  96. I hope I win that cute little wallet! For christmas making a dress for my daughter and burlap “joy” pillows for friends.

    Jamie Hansen

  97. Christmas? Still looking at blogs like yours for inspiring ideas, so thanks!! Love the wallet!

  98. Deb says:

    Christmas gifts include cloth napkins for everyone, little bags (pencil, cell phone, wallets) for everyone, quilted dishtowels and some baby bibs. Guess I should get rockin’!

  99. affectioknit says:

    That wallet is awesome!

  100. affectioknit says:

    I’m a follower!

  101. Beach Angel says:

    I bought your pattern for the zip wallet a few weeks age. The tut is nice to go with it. I plan to make a few for friends and family for Christmas. These wallets are adorable. Faye Nettles

  102. Emily campagne says:

    your blog is great, we have a craft day here senior diy!!!!! lol we need a sample to make zip wallet so I hope we win it . Emily

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