Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Giveaway Prize #2 - US Residents Only

And the winner is (drum roll, please)...



Ryan Gosling--all the way! ;-) I've made a couple bags, and definitely have plans for more-- your prize pack is wonderful! Hope I get lucky! :-)

Gwen, I've already sent you an email, so please respond ASAP with your mailing address!  I'll get your prize in the mail right away so you can start making a new bag soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered and a big welcome to the many new followers that have decided to hang around!  This has been so much fun!  I've enjoyed reading everyone's comments, and it was a very close race, but Matt Damon (my favorite) won by 6 votes over Ryan Gosling!


I decided to put together another giveaway prize for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day event.  Yay!  I know you are excited.  I'll keep this short and sweet because I know you just want to get to the good stuff.


Since I started sewing for fun almost a year ago, I have made several purses and bags.  They really are a lot of fun to make and most are not difficult to put together.  So, I found a purse pattern that I bought a few months back that I haven't attempted yet, and I've decided to share it and some other goodies with one lucky winner.


The pattern is Simplicity 2685 and it offers patterns for four different purses, and just by glancing at the instructions, I feel they are pretty simple to make.  Along with the Simplicity pattern, the winner will receive 3/4 of a yard of Amy Butler's Midwest Modern, 3/4 of a yard of coordinating vintage polyester/cotton blend gingham, and a package of matching vintage buttons from my grandmother's button stash!


This fabric looks great sewn into a purse, if the winner chooses to use it for that purpose.  I made a couple of bags using this fabric a while back, and you can read about them here.  In fact, there should be enough of these fabrics to make either Bag B or C (bottom right and top left in the pattern picture above).

Again, here's a picture of what you can win.


All you have to do to enter is be a resident of the US and leave me a comment telling me who you like better:  Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, or Ryan Gosling.

For a second entry, become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

I'll accept entries until 10 p.m. CST on May 25th and then choose a winner using Random.org.  To enter my other contest which IS open to everyone (not just US residents), click here.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back again real soon!  Maybe even check out some of my other blog posts where I've made lots of cute outfits for my 3 year old daughter and several purses and bags.

137 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great giveaway! I would probably say Ryan, but maybe I'm biased because I think his sister is so nice (she's friends with a former roommate of mine).

    handmadebytracie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I am a follower via my wordpress reader. Thanks!

    handmadebytracie (at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Ryan Gosling :P

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  4. Following your blog :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  5. Don't laugh...the only one I think I know is Brad Pitt and I don't honestly like him. =) But, I'm so glad that I found this post, because I've wanted to make that bag since I saw it on etsy...but I couldn't find the pattern...so if I don't win, I'm off to buy myself a copy! =)

    Thanks for a chance.

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  6. Hello, I have to say Ryan Gosling - I love the Hey Girl pics. Thanks for the chance to win your fabric and pattern giveaway. Linda
    rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Matt Damon

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  9. Oooh, Ryan Gosling for sure! I'll take him any day!

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  10. Matt Damon. Oh my gosh. Hands down. Good question. :)
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  11. Brad Pitt
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  12. Following as Renee G on GFC
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  13. Definitely Matt Damon. I love the Bourne trilogy. Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway!
    (hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

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  14. 1. Ryan Gosling. Even though all three are not my cup of tea ;) Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  15. 2. i'm a new follower to your blog.

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  16. Brad Pitt! He is my hands down favorite actor to look at.

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  17. Well, my boyfriend Matthew Mcconaughey might get jealous, but here it goes - Ryan Gosling :)

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  18. Definitely Matt Damon. Of course, Mark Harmon is closer to my age and he is equally fine,

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  19. Ryan Gosling all the way
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  20. I'm a follower
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  21. I think Matt Damon is an amazing actor but Ryan Gosling is so much more handsome. Thanks for the giveaway

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  22. Brad Pitt - no contest!
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  23. I follow you by email
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  24. I love Ryan Gosling. I love the Hey Girl pictures floating around the web too.
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  25. GFC blog follower- mframe00
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  26. I love them all but Matt seems to be such a great family man and he's hot!

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  27. Ryan. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. Gonna have to go with Brad.
    kelly72lynn at yahoo

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  29. Oh, definitely Matt Damon! No question!

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  30. And I just followed you on Google Reader. I'm loving all of the cute things you sew!

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  31. I love your comment question!! Ha! I would pick Ryan Gosling =)

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  32. Brad Pitt of course!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  33. Matt Damon. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ~Terry~

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  34. Matt Damon :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Matt Damon if I can only pick from those three.

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  36. I pick Matt Damon. Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  37. I am a new follower. I love to make bags. They are so much fun.

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  38. Matt Damon - thanks for the chance!

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  39. Matt Damon. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Ryan I may have to stop entering giveaways and go watch the Notebook

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  41. Matt Damon. Love making bags and the fabric is great!

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  42. Definitely Matt Damon - he seems like such a nice guy! I love making purses too - thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I'm a new follower - I'm looking forward to your blog!

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  44. None of the above. ;) Don't watch too many movies! My attention span is GONE since having children!
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  45. I agree with Brooke. None of the above. Dh loves sports on TV so we don't see many movies. I have seen Brad Pitt on the Today Show:) Love your giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I love the Bourne identity, but I love "hey girl" crafty memes more, so I'll vote Gosling!

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  47. I like Matt Damon and I like your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  48. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the opportuniity to win your giveaway.

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  49. woooow tough choice...lol. I think Ryan Gosling wins for me.

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  50. I'm now following! I love your fabric choices!

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  51. Matt Damon in the Jason Bourne movies. Hubba hubba!

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  52. it's a tie .. matt damon & ryan gosling

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  53. Brad Pitt has been a fave since Legends of the Fall, all he has to do is stand there. I think Matt Damon and Ryan Gosling are both amazing actors and I've loved all their movies.

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  54. Ryan Gosling :)
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  55. I think I have to go for Ryan Gosling, if only for the existence of this meme-- http://neuroscientistryangosling.tumblr.com/. Never fails to entertain.

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  56. Matt Damon.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Matt Damon! The other two know how gorgeous they are but Matt, he has a unassuming style to him that makes him so irresistible!

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  58. Matt Damon. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  59. I'm on Team Pitt..totally due to his fine acting ability. Really. What, you don't believe me?

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  60. I've heard of all of them, but I can't name any movies that Matt Damon or Ryan Gosling was in, so I guess I'll say Brad Pitt.

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  61. Brad Pitt! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. I'm from New England, and if I remember correctly, Matt Damon is, too, so he gets my vote. Thanks!

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  63. I'm not a big fan of any of the guys, but I am a fan of your giveaway! It would make a great purse.
    Liza
    fortheloveofquilting@yahoo.com

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  64. Neither of them is my fave, but if I have to pick it would be Matt Damon.
    My two all time faves are Hugh Grant and Colin Firth!

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  65. ryan gosling for sure ♥ raineoc@yahoo.com

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  66. following :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  67. Brad Pitt! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  68. I am a follower of your blog! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  69. Ryan Gosling:)

    Thank you

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  70. I am a follower!

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  71. Goodness... can I say none of the above?? Matt Damon, if not. :)

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  72. Boy Brad Pitt sure is pretty but I'd have to pick Ryan Gosling. He just seems to get better and better (Especially after all those sewing/quilting memes).

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  73. I am a new follower through Google Reader. :)

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  74. Hey girl, it's Ryan Gosling for me :)

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  75. Ryan Gosling--all the way! ;-) I've made a couple bags, and definitely have plans for more-- your prize pack is wonderful! Hope I get lucky! :-)

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  76. I am a new follower--- thanks again!

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  77. Ryan Gosling! hehehehehehehehe. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  78. Ryan Gosling, no question! audiodropzone at gmail dot com

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  79. Of those 3 names, I've only heard of the middle one....don't know the others. Sorry....hope I can still be entered. The fabric is beautiful.

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  80. Cute fabric and I'd love to try that pattern. They are all great looking guys but I like Matt Damon best. Or, George Clooney - wait, he's not an option. :)

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  81. Brad Pitt-aside from his looks, I do think he is a good actor-or at least chooses good movies.
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  82. I follow your blog via GFC as Maureen H. Thank you for the additional entry!

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  83. Haha, I'm going to go with the Gosling! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. Ryan Gosling, definitley! Thanks!

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  85. I do like them, but my fav is Ian Somerhalder. He should be illegal haha

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  86. Matt Damon! Haha this is really cute! Thanks so much for the post ^^

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  87. I have a soft spot for Matt Damon but Brad and all those kids?! I got on the bandwagon late with him but now it's Brad all the way. :)

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  88. I'm going to say Ryan Gosling.

    You've created some super cute stuff for your daughter. I'm going to follow your blog now because I have 2 Granddaughters to sew for now (one 4 yrs old and one 3 1/2 months) and I need cute ideas.

    I love the fabrics you've put together to make a purse. I love those together but that's where my biggest downfall is. I cannot put cute fabrics together for the life of me. I was raised in the generation that taught you to never mix prints so it's very hard for me to do that. Winning this would be great as it would help me to get past that 'old school' way of thinking hopefully.

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  89. I already stated this with my first post, but I am now a new follower of your blog. (I was re-reading your post to find the link to the other and noticed I got a 2nd entry if I became a follower). YAY. I did that before even seeing that part of this giveaway. thank you for your giveaway

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  90. Matt Damon is from my area of the country, MA, so he always wins points. :)

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  91. Now following your blog! I love this part about the SMS Giveaway Day. Thank YOU so much for participating. :)

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  92. I think Matt Damon. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  93. Ryan Gosling - only because of the funny quilting pictures I have seen with him. Lovely fabric, thank you for the chance.

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