Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Surprise Giveaway (Now Closed)

You may remember the decision I made a few months ago to stop selling my work; I felt that I was in a rut of making purse after purse, without enough room for creativity.  So when I closed  my little booth at the local store, I had some inventory left over; I wanted a few of the things for myself, but there are still a lot more goodies just sitting around.  What should I do with them?  Why not give them away to my readers?!

This is the first of what I intend to be monthly "surprise" giveaways.  The surprise is that they will just show up randomly and unannounced.  I won't publicize them anywhere, so only people who happen to read my blog in the two days that the giveaway is open will have a chance to win.

Since it has already started snowing in parts of the U.S., this wintery bag seems like the perfect one to give away this month!

Here are the details:

The front of this bag is reinforced quilting cotton; the back is blue canvas, and the lining is a wonderful upholstery fabric.   I use a layer of heavy interfacing to give the bag enough body to stand up on its own. The front is accented with braided trim and my signature handmade clay heart.

14" wide at the top
10" wide at the bottom
10" tall
4" deep
12.5" drop to the straps

Back pocket (great for keys or cell phone)
Inner pocket (closes with velcro)
Zipper at the top (with suede zipper pull)
Lightweight yet very sturdy

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below.  If you are not registered with Blogger, and your comment shows up as "anonymous", please include your email address so I can contact you if you win.  The giveaway will close at 10 a.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 10th (two days from now).  I will announce the winner here on this blog shortly thereafter.

Good luck, and thanks for visiting my blog!


Alexandra Abarca said...

Hi Leslie, so it a really nice surprive the giveaway, so I´m not cleare if I can leave a comment, in case I´m try.

Have a nice day.

Costa Rica

Gill said...

What a lovely surprise giveaway!
Count me in please!

Sherry VF said...

Hard to believe you have so many pretty purses like this one! Thanks for the giveaway.

LimeRiot said...

You're such a generous friend, Leslie. Thank you for sharing your wonderful goodies with us!

I wish it were snowing here!!

bethwalker07 said...

Snowflakes are my favorite winter theme! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

Bobomom said...

This would be great to win! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How timely - just got our first snow scare here in coastal Maryland. :) Would love to use this pretty bag!

:) Linda

dragonswing said...

Not ready for snow on the ground yet but on the purse they are fantastic. Love the purse and it is in my favorite color!!

OhioLori said...

Oh I loooove the purse!!! What a great job you do! Would be delighted to win!

Thanks for the chance to win your Drawing! :)

Rhonda D. said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for
the chance to win!


Kay said...

My comment seems to have disappeared somewhere!! So I'll start again. This is such a pretty bag for winter. We don't usually get snow until January here and right now it is just grey and miserable. It is so kind of you to share your talents.

Ofelia said...

I hope this giveaway is for "everyone" :)
The bag is soooo beautiful!! love the snowflakes.
Thank you for the giveaway.


Suzy said...

It's a lucky person who gets to walk around with one of your creations!

Helen said...

whoever wins this bag will be SO pleased!!
I am lucky enough to have one of Leslies' bags - it was a complete surprise and I was overwhelmed by her generosity. I LOVE using the bag, and have had so many people comment on it, which always makes me smile.

Please don't include me in the draw Leslie - not that I wouldn't love, and use, the snowy bag - but it would be unfair for me to have 2 of your wonderful creations, whilst others languish without :P

Anonymous said...

Leslie, your work is just wonderful. What an beautiful bag you are giving away.

imebears said...

what a nice thing to do. I would love to get one of your handbags. Thank you.

marla said...

love, love the color of the purse! please enter me. thank you, marla

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie, I read your newsletter and love it. Great give-away. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I would love this blue bag for my winter purse.
Sandy K

Anonymous said...

That is so adorable! Living in AZ, it would be nice to have some sort of "snow" around. :) I'd love to be entered - Thank you!

mrsaharper at hotmail dot com

Leslie Andersen said...

Thank you, everyone who left a comment! The giveaway is now closed and a winner has been chosen.