Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tammy Blog Hop Begins!!! and a Giveaway!

I have done a blog hop with Madame Samm in the past and it worked out so well that I decided to jump on board with this one when I saw what a cute product I would end up with! Her Tammy bag is just the ticket for small projects or even a makeup bag! Here are my pretties made from her pattern.

So let's take a look at bag number 1.
I chose some Dragonflies by Michael Miller and a green Pear Tree print from Thomas Knauer to pair together. I love how it turned out! I chose not to do the frilly part in the pockets, but looking at it I kept thinking it just needed something extra so I came up with this.

I found a cute little bow pattern (sort of a bowtie noodle, if you will) here that I hand stitched just under the top of the pockets on both sides. I love the dragonflies. What does it look like on the inside? Well,...
There are two inside pockets (kind of hard to see in the picture). And what might I put inside it? Hmmmm, well....
Maybe a few skeins of yarn to crochet.
Then there's the second bag I made from laminate. This was some fabric I picked up from Hobby Lobby so no real name brands, but I wanted to make one for travel.
I love the Paris fabric with passport stamps.
Plenty of room for, well, for what really?
Why makeup, of course! And perfect for cleanup since it's laminated. Since the fabric was laminated, I chose not to do a bow for it, but I may go back and add straps to both since my frames had places for them.
Here's a last look at the two together.

GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Now, we have been doing VBS all week and I am totally exhausted so I almost decided not to do a giveaway, but I decided against myself!! I decided to offer up the fabric that you would need to make one of these little bags. It does not include the frame or anything else. Just the fabric. What fabric? Well, 1/2 yard each of the green Thomas Knauer Pear Tree and the Michael Miller dragonflies. The dragonflies went over really well on my last giveaway, and I still have some left so I thought I'd be nice and offer that up again.

What do you have to do to win? Just leave one comment. I'm too tired for hoops to jump through and we're only halfway through VBS!!

This giveaway will go until midnight on Tuesday, 6/18/13 which is the last day of the Tammy Blog Hop.  Open to US only. Sorry guys. Also, MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT A NO-REPLY BLOGGER. I am always amazed at the number of people who have no idea. If you never seem to get responses to your comments, you might want to check. I will draw a winner Wednesday morning and email the winner!

Make sure you go check on all my fellow blog hop bag makers (I know I can't wait to see what everyone else did!). Here is today's schedule.

Wednesday, June 12th

Melinda (me!)











You can find the full schedule here at Madame Samm's, and because I know some of you will really want to pick up this pattern, you can do that at Craftsy.

102 comments:

Debby said...

Beautiful bags. Love that you crochet! I like seeing what others make with these bag patterns but I have no desire to make one myself. Just take a trip to Target (did I say that?) Thanks for sharing today.

Vickie said...

Your bags are cute ! Have fun at VBS !

Thearica said...

I adore those bags! The bow just sets the dragonfly Tammy off to a tee!

I have to get me some of that laminate and make make-up bags for my daughters!

Please include me in the giveaway!

InGa said...

your purses turned out very cute, and practical. :-)
I'm in Sweden, but can provide you with an adr. in the US if I should be the lucky one.
Have a great hop.
regards InGa

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice bags! Love the fabric. I live in Canada but daughter is in Chicago so I have a USA mailing address.

tink's mom said...

What pretty bags, love the bow. Nice idea to use the laminated fabric for the makeup bag.

Fiesta said...

Your Tammy bag is so fabulous. I tried making the frame change purse last year. That was a big fail for me. Congrats on a perfect finish.

Lisa Marie said...

Gorgeous bags and fabrics! I remember when my son was little and I helped with VBS. It was always exhausting but fun at the same time.

Sharon said...

Your bags are wonderful...I really love the laminated one...was it hard to work with? I am collecting dragonfly fabric and this is so pretty please add me to your list...enjoy your fun day. And please visit my "tammy" the last day of the hop..

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely bags & thanks for the chance to win.

Martina said...

Lovely Tammys! I like your fabrics and the bow is so cute!
(No problem not including overseas into the give away.Shipping costs are so crazy!)

Britt-Inger said...

I am in love in your purse with the bow. It is adorable
Thanks for sharing your creativity

Jeanie said...

Love both of your bags! I've never worked with the laminate fabric and want to make a cosmetic bag soon. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the beautiful fabric giveaway!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

the purses are beautiful...

Madame Samm said...

ohhhh the bow got me in my heart....great bags my dear....you did sooooo well in choice of fabrics too

Pauline said...

I love your Tammy's, the fabric choice is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Quiltsmiles said...

Melinda, what wonderful tammy bags! Squeal, love both of them but that laminated Paris fabric is scrumptious. Nicely finished. Jane

krislovesfabric said...

Love your dragonflies and that bow is a great touch!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I love dragonflies so I have my fingers crossed! Thanks for taking out the hoops.... Have a wonderful day!

Tammy said...

What gorgeous bags you created. Thank you for shareing them with us. All of your fabrics are beautiful .. I love the idea of the laminated fabric; for a makeup bag. Ingenious. I love this bag for 2 reasons one it is named Tammy like me...lol and 2 it is just a gorgeous bag with lots of potential uses.

Linda J said...

Is the laminate fabric hard to work with, I wonder? Both of your bags are lovely but I especially like the dragonfly version with the bow addy an unexpected surprise. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway. Stop, slow down and catch your breath from your whirlwind week.

Katie M. said...

Cute bags! I like the idea of using the laminated fabric for cosmetics.

apple blossom said...

love your bags. nice fabric combinations.

thanks for the giveaway

Just Quilt It said...

VBS can be very tiring, but it is so rewarding! The dragonfly fabric is really cute, and the laminate ban will be great for travel. Great work!

Kathy L said...

Love your bags and the dragonflies. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:

Cute bags. Love the fabrics!!
Thank you for sharing your creativity

Kasey said...

Your bags look great!!! Were the frames easy to work with? I'll admit, I'm a bit intimidated by them!

Bonnie58 said...

Wow, love the bags and I really love the butterfly fabric. Thanks so much for sharing.

Linda said...

Your bags are all adorable! They should really come in handy!

Carol said...

Very cute bags...love that bow on it and the idea of using laminates! Thanks for hopping with us!

Lou said...

Great bags! Love the fabrics!

patchouli moon studio said...

Your Tammy Bags are beautiful. Love those fabric choices.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Cute bags, love the dragonflies! Don't bother to include my name...I'm Canadian!
Thanks for sharing :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love both the bags - almost picked up that laminate fabric myself. And thanks for doing VBS. We're always scrambling trying to get people to help with it at my church! blessings, marlene

Mara said...

Lovely bags and the bow just adds so much cuteness! Hello from Greece.

Gingini said...

Lovely bags, especially the bowed one. :)

Nati said...

What lovely purses in the cutest fabrics and thanks for the chance to win!

barb said...

You did a great job on your bags!! You inspire us to try babscorbitt@gmail.com

Mary said...

Your bags turned out so cute. Love your fabrics.

suemac said...

Both of your bags are adorable. Love the dragonfly fabric.

JanesQuilting said...

Your purse is adorable. I like the fabrics that you chose and the bow sets it off perfectly.

Judy H said...

Great bags and I love the combination of the dragonflies and the green fabric.

Patty said...

Great bags. And doing VBS on top!! good job, well done.

Kathy H said...

Such cute bags. I loved the little bow on the dragonflies (super cute fabric already!) and the laminate is a great idea for the makeup bag.

Lesley said...

I love those bags. I think I need to make one for my EPP

OhioLori said...

LOOOOOOVE your Bags!!! & the Dragonfly one is my Fave!!! Definitely neeeed to win some!! :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

LOVE your bags. The fabrics you picked for both are perfect. The bow, I love that special touch!

Sewgirl said...

You did a marvelous job with your Tammy bags! I know about VBS...used to love it as a kid, and found it exhausting as an adult, but the interaction with the kids is priceless...so enjoy the moment!

Judy B said...

I love both of your Tammy bags! What a useful size. Thank you for sharing.

Alli said...

Your two purses came out so cute! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Diana said...

I love the one with the bows!! What a really cute bag. And Dragonflies, to boot! Thank you for sharing us your take on the "Tammy Bag"

barbara woods said...

great bags thanks for the giveaway

Loralynn said...

Love the idea of making it from laminated fabric! I will definitely have to do this!

Karen said...

How ambitious to make two, and one of laminate! That gives me encouragement to try one too.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very pretty bags.Really love the dragonfly fabric.The bow is a great addition. Thanks for the link and the chance to win.

Cassie said...

Very nice! Looks like they are a good size too! Happy Wednesday.

Mary C said...

Beautiful bags. Isn't it amazing how the change in fabric creates a whole new look? Love the dragonflies....cute, cute, cute!

Heather Paulding said...

I like no hoops, but I did follow you;-)

xo,
Heather
hef117@gmail.com
http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com

Judy said...

I love the fabrics you chose! Great job, and every bag is so different! Great !

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I love your bags especially the one with the Paris fabric. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

You bags are gorgeous!

madebymeinred said...

These are awesome! You must have been super busy.

Rosa said...

Your bags are just beautiful!

pinsandneedles said...

Perfect bags! Love the idea of laminate fabric for the inside. The dragonfly fabric is adorable. thanks!

Liz - Moments said...

I love both bags ! The dragonfly fabric is fabulous ( even if I can't win it :-( but I also LOVE the paris one...I love everything Paris !
Thanks for the Bow link :-)

Lisa said...

Hoping you survive VBS, I remember those days! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Your Tammy Bags are so cute, thanks for sharing.
Bente

Becki said...

Love your cute bags. I made one of the small ones when the other blog hop was going on. Thanks for the chance!!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Both of your bags look wonderful! Great job! Love your fabric choices as well. My sister loves dragonflies and this fabric is beautiful. I'd love to make her a bag. Thanks for sharing, great job!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Vicki H said...

I love dragonflies, I have my fingers crossed.

vicki said...

Love your bags! Hope VBS goes well. Thanks for the giveaway.vickise at gmail dot com

QuiltSwissy said...

Love the bags! I really like that grey one, I am into greys this year!

shawn said...

I like your bags. I know that I am a no-reply blogger that is why I always leave my email in the comment. Thanks for the giveaway!!
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous bags! The fabric is terrific! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

Your bags are beautiful! I love your fabric I ordered two frames so I have one left that would look lovely with your giveaway fabric!

Quilt n Queen said...

Great job Melinda. Luv both bags! I've got some laminate...a Tammy bag sounds like a perfect project...are there any tricks or tips I should know about when sewing laminate? Thanks for the inspiration. Happy stitching, Pauline

CeLynn said...

Both of your Tammy bags are super cute! Thanks for sharing,and having a giveaway too.

Robin Sheaffer said...

Your bags are both beautiful! The dragonfly one was my favorite but the laminate idea was brilliant! That would make a great little snack bag for a little girl. Great job!

Cecilia said...

Love the bags!

Rhonda D. said...

LOVE your bags! Great choice of fabrics! Thanks for the chance
to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Yay for Vbs! This is the first year I'm going to be a teacher, for the "littles" who are almost 3. I am pretty excited!

Your bags are lovely! Be never actually seen Pear Tree before. I love it! Thanks for the chance!

Patty said...

Your bags are so cute. And I love your fabric choices.

MoeWest said...

Your bags are very pretty! I like your fabric choices.

lefuntz said...

Both of your bags are great but I really really love the dragonfly Tammy the most. I love dragonflies.

Michelle said...

Those bags are so neat. Love the fabrics too.

Thanks for offering a nice giveaway.

detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

jennifer57 said...

love the fabrics

Penny from S.C. said...

Your bags are beautiful. Are they hard to make? Thanks

Lesley said...

these look like the perfect project bag. I haven't made a bag with a clasp like that am in interested to try.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What cute bags! You did a great job. Hope VBS is going well. (Don't enter me, since I already have too many UFO's).

Nellie Duclos said...

Cute bags and I love the bow-tie pasta bow. From California, thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some darling fabrics.

Linda said...

Lovely bags, well done.

KT said...

What adorable bags. I am still working on my sewing skills to make something so cute. SO far 2D sewing only for me!

Janarama said...

Both bags are fabulous! Love the bow.

Tealovinglady said...

Have fun at VBS! I really like your bags and I think I need to make one or two or three...

Emily C said...

Love the bags. What a great idea to use laminate. Love that easy clean up. Great job.

The Slow Quilter said...

I just love these bags, you can put so much in them. They look great.

LJ said...

Love both of your bags! Yep, I'm partial to that dragonfly fabric, too and the green is perfect. The bow was such a neat idea.

Cathy said...

Your bags are perfection. Love your fabric choices! So glad I stopped by!

Dawn said...

Great bags! Love the bow!

Hetty Mapp said...

I love these bag. I think it calls for a saturdaysewcal project.

Hetty Mapp said...

Love these bag. I think a Saturday sewcial is in order for these. Great Job!

Cherry said...

Oh my word, I LOVE your bags! And your fabric is fabulous! Thanks for sharing and the gorgeous fabric giveaway!