April 14, 2011

Giveaway from SarahsQuiltsNCrafts!

Welcome to another great giveaway hosted by Love 2 Upcycle! This is so exciting, I think everyone will love this fun upcycled tote Sarah has donated today.

Sarah’s mother had all three of her children sewing at a young age. Sarah said she was only 5, “so you could say it is what I know”.


Cathedral Windows Quilt


A few years ago Sarah discovered Etsy and thought it would be fun to try it out. Friends who sew, local stores and websites that sell fabrics continually inspire her as well as wanting to be a member of society that contributes something that is useful and hopefully attractive.


Retro Print Clutch

Sarah has struggled with pricing items fairly. Although she loves a bargain as much as the next person, having a handmade store on Etsy has really begun to open her eyes to how we've been seduced by "cheap" and "sale", to the total neglect of the individuals behind handmade items, who are trying to make a living wage.


Vintage Zipper Wall Art

Despite the difficulties of the oversaturated handmade market and the challenge of getting visibility Sarah said her motivation is the same thing that keeps her breathing every day.  “Life itself! The sheer wanting of expression of the Life Force that is in each one of us.”


Canvas Tote/Book Bag with Vintage Lace

When I asked Sarah about her favorite item in Sarahsquiltsandcrafts, she expressed how most of us feel. “My favorite item to make is the one I'm really "into" at the time. Right now I need to work on 5 tote bags for a request, which I will enjoy, and I have an idea for a new mandala zafu burning away in my mind! Can't wait to get to it, but need to focus on first things first!”

This is a little like a double giveaway! You can enter for our tote giveaway here, then head over to Sarah’s blog and enter for a Cathedral Pillow!

Enter now to win this fun tote!

Giveaway Rules!

1.  This giveaway is only open to followers of Love2Upcycle! (Not a follower? It’s easy! Click the follow button in the right sidebar!)

2.  Each comment only counts as one entry, so if you are entering multiple times you must comment separately.

3.  FIRST entry: Check out Sarahsquiltsncrafts and post your favorite item in the comments below.

+1 Follow Sarah’s blog
+1 Post on YOUR facebook about this giveaway - please post link in comments.
+1 Tweet about this giveaway - please post link in comments. 

Winner will be announced April 20th - Good luck!

38 comments:

  1. These are all so beautiful..amazing work Sarah.

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  2. Thank you, ourchildrensearth!

    Sarah

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  3. the retro stripe tote bag is so cute!

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  4. Love that small paisley print tote!.....smiles.

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  5. I follow Sarah's blog.

    maknalex@yahoo.com

    Julie

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  6. I love the small paisley print tote. It's so pretty.

    maknalex@yahoo.com

    Julie

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  7. I am a blog follower on GFC, and my fav item from Sarahsquiltsncrafts is the book bag made in Indian print.
    bcbeaveratheart@gmail.com

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  8. I follow Sarah's blog on GFC too.
    bcbeaveratheart@gmail.com

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  9. New follower and already in love with this blog! :) My favorite from the store is "On the Shoulder Tote or Book Bag Artsy Fartsy" (Email can be found my clicking my 'name' Undecided). Thanks!

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  10. I tweeted! Link here: https://twitter.com/#!/KaceyDeamer/status/59817119705071617 (Email can be found my clicking my 'name' Undecided). Thanks!

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  11. I follow Sarah's blog too! (Email can be found my clicking my 'name' Undecided). Thanks!

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  12. I like the upcycled ticking tote

    kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I follow Sarah's blog

    kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Hullo! My fave item in the shop must be http://www.etsy.com/listing/70977480/beach-or-tote-bag-large-heron-and-marsh
    love the fabric!

    Thank you for this possibility!

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  15. I twitted about the giveaway, thanks again for the possibility!

    http://twitter.com/#!/Tirabaralla/status/59961908324872192

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  16. I like the Upcycled Ticking Tote Bag!
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  17. My favorite item is the Tudors Print Lined Tote! So unique.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  18. I follow Sarah's blog via GFC.
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  19. I tweeted as well.
    http://twitter.com/#!/ninajoleisa/status/59982026551476225
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  20. I love the Upcycled Floral tote bag! I follow on gfc as jhb.
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  21. Vintage Lace and Denim Tote or Book Bag is such a beautiful item :D

    ckaylie777 at hotmail dot com

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  22. http://twitter.com/#!/ckaylie777/status/60008168092205056
    I tweeted

    ckaylie777 at hotmail dot com

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  23. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ckaylie777/posts/144600785608858

    I shared on fb

    ckaylie777 at hotmail dot com

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  24. Followed your blog and Sarah’s blog
    under Tran Nguyen

    ckaylie777 at hotmail dot com

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  25. Ooh, love the upcycled floral tote and and canvas youre with vintage lace. Beautiful pieces. :)

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  26. I love the Vintage Zipper wall art!!

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  27. love Small Book or Tote Bag. Black Floral

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  28. I love the taupe home decor pillow
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  29. following sarahs blog via GFC
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  30. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Alliegal101/status/60150423973138432
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

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  31. i loved the small tote bag in Paisley Print!

    josephine.a.king@gmail.com

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  32. following sarah's blog!

    josephine.a.king@gmail.com

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  33. I love the tote with the vintage embroidered basket on it!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I'm following Sarah's blog!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I like the cream paisley tote bag and follow you on GFC.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemonart5kb at gmail dot com

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  36. I follow Sarah's blog on GFC.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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