we have a winner!

June 23, 2012

Thank you all so very much for entering the giveaway and for all of the sweet comments you had about Bonnie's cute pattern and her adorable shop!  I know she truly appreciates it!

The random number genie chose #85 as a winner!!!

And that happens to be....

Congrats Elisabetta!!!  I am emailing you right now!

pattern review and a giveaway: the Bella pouch (now closed)

June 15, 2012

My ADORABLE friend Bonnie of Pink Stitches has just released her very first pattern!  I was so thrilled that she asked me to review it for her (and all of you!).  She is such a talented sewer and has an adorable shop and blog.

I'm sure you all know how much I love a great pouch pattern!!  I am happy to say that this is one of those!!

She created the pattern to hold her new super cool camera and so it uses extra padding to protect the gadget.  Since I'm not lucky enough to have a camera like that, I only used one layer of batting when making my pouch.

The pattern came together really nicely!  I had no problems at all!  It is well thought out and very well written with clear instructions and lots of pictures.  The use of interfacing and batting gives it enough body so that it isn't floppy.

The pouch is a really great size!  Large enough to take as a clutch but small enough that you could put it in a larger purse to use as a make up bag.  Mine measures 7"tall when closed and 8" wide at the widest point.  It has a removable wrist strap so that you could take it on a night out.  It is also a great size for a little girl or teen.   My girls would love to carry all of their little toys and notebooks in it if we went out to dinner.  :)  I am trying to keep then from stealing it.

Bonnie has been sweet enough to offer all of you a coupon code for 15% off of her pattern (as well as everything else in her shop!!!) for this weekend!   The code is good through Sunday so go shop!!!  She has a few pouches already made if you need a super cute gift!  Just use the code PINKSTITCHES15 at checkout.

She is also offering a pattern to one of my awesome readers!  If you would like a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post letting Bonnie and I know what fabric you would make your Bella pouch out of if you win.

If you would like a second chance, go to Bonnie's shop, Pink Stitches, and add her to your favorites, then come back here and let me know that you have done so.

I will leave the giveaway open until next Friday and then pick a winner using the handy random number generator.

***Please note that this giveaway is now closed, thank you!***

I hope you all have a great weekend and a wonderful Father's Day!!

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