Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tammy Project Bag & Giveaway


This Giveaway is over!

The winner of Miss Tiana the Turtle is

True Random Number Generator picked # 15 who is


Amy's Crafty Shenanigans June 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Yay I am a follower :)

Congratulations Amy!

The Tammy Project Bag Blog Hop
Day 2

Madam Samm of Sew We Quilt is a super talented lady and when I spotted that she had a free pattern she created available for this blog hop, I couldn't wait to sign up! She is also our "Head Cheerleader" but isn't she always! Gotta love her, she keeps us all busy and entertained! Thank you Madam for the great experience of creating my own Tammy Bag!

This bag is nice and roomy! Cupcake agrees with me!

It has 4 great pockets to hold my lovely Aurifil thread for a stitching project! Madam Samm's pattern was the answer to a pray!

By changing the piping around backwards, I could stitched it down with my machine. Of course, then I had to do a little stitching on the pockets to bring out the fabric design!

Now, I had a few problems because I used a heavier interfacing than was recommended when I went to put the lovely handle on! I almost through it away. Suggestion: follow directions! Instead, I turned it back inside out and removed the interfacing a 1/2" from the top at the seams! .

My next problem was sewing the handle into the bag! Here I have this bag I love and I open it up and see my sloppy stitches! My solution: I then went to the store and bought some Krazy Glue All Purpose Brush-On. Carefully brushing the glue on, using a little turning stick that is flat with a point to get the fabric to the top and shoving the fabric in all around the inner frame! Worked like a charm! Glue works fantastic!

"Gerald" is showing you he doesn't fit (he's about 13" tall) but everything else around him was inside the "Tammy Bag". It is very roomy and holds all my stitching things plus my buddy "Cupcake"!

Please visit the others on the list for today! It is amazing how people interpret the same pattern!
June 13th ( thursday)

Les @
Les Quilts
Marlene @ Stitchin by the lake
Lisa @ In The Boon Docks
Anjeanette @ by Anjeanette
Kristen @ Meadowbrook
Marica @ Englating
Lynn @ Thimblemouse & Spouse
Gingini @ Gingini's Crafts and Quilts
Linda J @ life, quilts and a cat too
Nicole @ Ninis Patchwork Blog
Judith @ How ART you?

Thank you Madam Samm! I love your pattern and the way my bag came out!

GIVEAWAY

Today, we have a sponsored giveaway from Noell of Half Pint Knits! I won "Cupcake the Hedgehog" from a blog giveaway, and I loved her so much that I bought Zoey, "Gerald the Giraffe". These precious soft knit toys are all create by Noell and for sale in her Esty Shop. So please take a moment to read her note to "In The Boon Docks" followers and friends. I recommend all her creations and plan on getting "Henry the Hedgehog" for David using the discount she gave us.

Hello! My name is Noell and I am the owner of Half Pint Knits. I am a married momma who just loves to knit! I am married to a wonderful man and together we have a 4 ½ year old son who keeps me on my toes all day, every day. I started knitting nearly four years ago after our son was born. I can knit just about anything but stuffed animals and toys are my favorite projects. And I bet you can guess who benefits quite a bit from my love of knitting toys! Not only does my son have many of my creations but other little members of our family do as well. In fact, that was how my Etsy store, Half Pint Knits, came to be. Last spring, I realized that I could be sharing my talent with little ones (and adults!) all over.

For this giveaway, I am offering Miss Tiana the Turtle. She is a lively little thing, let me tell you! Don’t be fooled just because she is a turtle. Miss Tiana is ready for adventure!
Miss Tiana was made using 100% cotton yarn. Her shell features bright colors of pink, blue, green and white. Her legs, head and tail are a light green color. She is stuffed with polyfil and has a pair of black safety eyes. She measures approx. 4 inches tall and 5 inches long from head to tail (measuring her from the bottom side.) Around her middle is almost 13 inches.
Also, as a special bonus, I am offering the readers of In the Boondocks a 10% discount for the month of June. Use 10BOONDOCKS at checkout to receive your discount! (Discount code expires of June 30th 2013)

To enter

1. Just pop over to Half Pint Knits and come back and tell me which of her creations you like most! Example: Gerald the Giraffe one comment

2. If you have a comment about my version of Madam Samm's "Tammy Bag" you earn a second comment

3. Leave a third comment if you are a follower (I love new followers)!

Rules are the same as my other giveaways and open to all everywhere!

This Giveaway ends midnight EST June 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to stop by "In The Boon Docks"!
Until next time, create and be unique! Lisa

This giveaway is over!

123 comments:

  1. Gerald is adorable... But cupcake is the sweetest! Love your Tammy bag. Great finish!

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  2. Oh, Cupcake the Hedgehog is adorable!

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  3. Love the fabric you used for your Tammy bag! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I just love Gerald the Giraffe. He has been my favorite and is gender neutral so would make a great gift!

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  5. I love the fabric you used on the Tammy bag!

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  6. Great job - your first pictured floored me - too cute !!!!

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  7. The fabrics you chose are great and I know how it is with the interfacing making everything toooooo thick! I changed the interfacing type and now, it is working with glueing!!!
    Great bag and great aurifil colours :-))

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  8. Beautiful Tammy! Love the stitches you added onto the fabric!

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  9. What a lovely Tammy you made! The fabric and the quilting. :)

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  10. Oh and I love the giraffe! :)

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  11. Fabulous frame purse for Aurifil!! I love your honesty - refreshing!

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  12. I love your purse - great fabric!

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  13. Lovely Tammy bag, and a very cute story about the "friends"
    Thanks for sharing, and the give away. :-)

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  14. You have made one lovely bag! The fabric is beautiful.

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  15. Such a lovely bag. Love your presentatsion
    Frederika

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  16. Love your bag the fabric is beautiful...thanks for sharing

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  17. This a really sweet Tammy, I love your embroidery on the fabric! Your handle is beautiful! I think you, Gerald and Cupcake will have lots of pleasure of this lovely bag! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Your Tammy is perfect for the hop! That fabric is yummy!

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  19. I love the hedgehogs over on Half Pint Knits

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  20. What a great creative way to make this bag work - I think I'll try glue next time too because my stitches always show! blessings, marlene

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  21. Love your Tammy bag. Great job!

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  22. Rosemary B here
    The blue bird family is the cutest thing she makes!!
    I would adore that

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  23. Beautiful Tammy bag and a great idea about the glue to hide those stitches that won't tuck up under the lip of the frame. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  24. Rosemary B here
    Your bag is GORGEOUS I love the fabrics you used. They are so lovely together! Great idea about the glue. Your photos turned out perfect too!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  25. Rosemary B here I have been following forever already :-)

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  26. Your bag is the perfect colors Lisa ! I had a bit of a problem with the handle too.....directions ?....what directions ? haha

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  27. Beautiful bag. Great fabric. Oh how cute was that little Cupcake inside your bag. You could add a strap to your bag if you wanted to because you know those little holes on the top of your frame are for adding a chain strap or you could do another kind of strap too. That would give you another option.

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  28. I really enjoyed reading about how you made your bag. Thanks for not only showing us your success by making this lovely bag, but telling us the tips you learned along the way. I like your colors and fabrics a lot! ... :) Pat

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  29. What a pretty bag! Great colors!

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  30. Noell is very a talented and generous lady and all her knit creations are very nice! I have to say the bluebird family in their nest is my very favorite ... :) Pat

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  31. I am a happy follower ... :) Pat

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  32. love your fabric choice for your bag.

    bird family is nice thanks

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  33. how cool is your bag...great job there Lisa....love your details

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  34. henry the hedgehog but man, Gerald is cute too!

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  35. Love the fabrics you chose for your bag. I was thinking the same thing about the fusible interfacing. Gives it tons of body but perhaps needed to be cut down about a 1/2 inch smaller to start with??

    You really were able to pack a ton of things in your bag! THX for the giveaway chance.

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  36. I am a follower from a previous hop---or two! Have a great day, Lisa!

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  37. Your Tammy bag is lovely and I really like the idea of the glue to hide the stitches. I think I will do that with one of the coin purses that I made.

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  38. I am one of your followers already.

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  39. I would have to choose Travis the Turtle since we have 7 tortoises in our yard.

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  40. I love the fabric you used in your bag. Lovely. Also, I love it when other quilters share the little secrets they use to get something to work such as your glue. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. I really like the fabric you chose and I too had to do some gluing to cover some less than attractive stitching last night! Gluing sure beats ripping out all the stitches over and over again.

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  42. I love the Hedgehogs, Cupcake and Henry! OMG! Too cute!!
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  43. I love your bag! So cute! I too, need to follow patterns as written more often. I had a few hiccups with this because I like to wing it;)

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  44. Thanks for sharing your tip about the glue, it will come in handy. Love your bag and your little friends, so cute! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  45. I am a follower via email. Thanks again!

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  46. I like both the hedgehogs. So cute!

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  47. Hmm, I wondered about glue...love that hedgie! And the fabrics and embroidery embellishment on your Tammy are beautiful :)

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  48. The embroidery on your bag looks great! Thanks for sharing.
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  49. I really like your bag. The seashells and the color are very cool and calming.

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  50. I popped over and looked at half pint knits. The knit baby balls in blue,green, and purple would be perfect for the new grandson I am waiting on, Thanks.

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  51. Love your bag! The colors are wonderful!

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  52. I like Gerald the giraffe!!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  53. I really like the embroidery on your bag!!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  54. Hello, I follow with bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  55. Whoa! I love the double pockets on both sides! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. We already discussed my love of the little tiny hippo (for the hubby), but my kids would love the turtle, we have turtles here and every once in a while they get a baby and keep and feed it for a little while. All the while my daughter squeals at it "baaby" "ohhh" "heellloo"

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  57. Love your tammy bag and the extra stitching, but really drooling over your Aurifil thread!

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  58. And already a Happy, Happy follower!

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  59. Love the Giraffe!!! I have a friend that collects...oh I mean she has a lot of Giraffes that live with her:) May need to get her one for her Bday:) Or Christmas!

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  60. Great bag! Love that cupcake was hiding in there:) haha!!! You found her!

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  61. I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom:)

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  62. Your bag was so great. Thanks for sharing

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  63. That's funny, my husband and I collect turtles when we go on trips. We started with a glass blowen one and every year we bring another one home. Nice give away. Love your bag. It is so cute.

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  64. I am a follower and love seeing all your beautiful work.

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  65. Love Cupcake the hedgehog! He is just adorable! Thanks!

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  66. The embellishments on your Tammy bag are beautiful! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Pretty colors. Love the embellishing and cupcake.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  68. I love cup ake the hedgehog. I used to have one as a pet and they are so much fun and very gentle creatures babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  69. Love your tammy bag!! Yu did a great job. Does cupcake come with it? Lol babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  70. Your Tammy bag is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
    liebe grüße
    Bente

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  71. I like the Hedgehog and the Bluebird Family at Half Pint Knits.

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  72. Your Tammy bag looks great! The fabric you used is so pretty!

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  73. Love your bag. I love Gerald too..... HEHE

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  74. Love your bag again... Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Very pretty bag. Love the picture with Cupcake looking out. Too funny.

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  76. Beautiful colors. And you had to carefully choose those spools of thread to coordinate. Thanks for sharing your difficulties.

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  77. Wonderful bag, I just love the thread pockets. well done
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  78. I am a follower and love your blog.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  79. Bluebirds are my favorite . I have dishes with bluebirds from the 1940's. love them,
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  80. I am a follower via Blog lovin. Thank you for the chances to enter.

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  81. I love your Tammy bag. Gorgeous fabrics tha tyou used. These fabrics are the kind that I love ....I love the aqua colors. So peaceful looking. What a fun hop. And a giveaway. Thank you for the chance to enter.

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  82. Oh my I love her Blue bird family....How adorable. SO cute. She is very talented. I love her turlte also. Cute cute cute.

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  83. I love your bag especially the beautiful fabric and your little animals peeking out what a great way to shw them off.

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  84. I love her bluebird family but also Tiana the turtle. Jane

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  85. The fabrics you used for your Tammy are lovely. Cute photo op of cupcake too, All together this project and post are nicely done, thank you for sharing. Jane

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  86. I think my favorite is Tiana the turtle. Thanks!

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  87. I really like your Tammy project bag also. I would like to make about 3 of them.

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  88. Henry the hedgehog. Your bag turned out so cute. Love the fabric you used.

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  89. Love your bag. Amazing how much you can fit into them. Great fabric, blue is my favorite.

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  90. I was on pinterest and the first tammy bag I saw had a friendly little hedgehog smiling out of it and the next one had the most adorable giraffe- I was smitten! I have a friend who would love the ninja turtles but my vote is for the giraffe and the hedgies! Oh so stinkin cute!

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  91. I am a new follower follower

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  92. And after I took my eyes off the cuties in the bag I noticed the bag itself it gorgeous too! Get job

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    1. Silly phone, that's great job not get a job.it thinks it is so smart.:-)

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  93. Lovely bag (and hedgehog), I love the stitches you made on the fabric.

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  94. Your bag is great and the giveaway for the turtle is even greater since I collect them.

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  95. Don't you just hate it when you realize that directions, were for a reason. Wish I could say, I had never been caught up in that situation before myself... but I would be a big ole fibber!

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  96. I like Travis the Turtle! He is so cute. I collect turtles and I have 2 real live turtles.

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  97. Loved your bag. Who followers directions? That is how new things are created. Thank you for sharing.

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  98. Wonderful bag - love the fabric and the thread stitching you did. That handle is so pretty - the filigree is lovely.

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  99. Great job Lisa and great fixes for your Tammy bag...it looks perfect. Luv the fabric...the aqua is sEw pretty!! Thanks for participating and inspiring us with your creativity, great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  100. I loooove the Mini Giraffe & Hippo set!!! ADORABLE!

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  101. Love your Tammy Bag!!! Fabrics used are gorgeous!! Love the lil' cupcake the hedgie peekin' out too!! Toooo fun!! Awesome job!! :)

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  102. I am a Follower too! Yay!! :)

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