Give Away - Altered Journal and tote bag!

Welcome to my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!

To enter simply leave a comment telling me one arty-crafty thing you (or your kids) plan to do this busy Christmas season.

On December 6th I will choose one commenter at random to be the winner. So that I can contact you, be sure to leave your blog link or email when you comment.

Also, I will pick my favorite activity suggestions to do myself or with my kids & blog about it before Christmas! I will credit you for the suggestion on that blog post. So check back to see what you inspired me to do!

This giveaway is open to everyone. I will ship internationally. It is not required, but I would love it if you added me to your blog list, or signed up to become a follower!

I bought the journal in a store and decorated the cover with collage papers to match the tote bag. The journal is lined with a floral pattern. Oh, a little bonus: I printed a poem I wrote and glued it to the inside front cover.

The journal fits nicely into the tote bag.

This is a detail of the panel of the bag. I printed some of my own art onto printable canvas as some of the fabric for the tote.

The body of the bag is 8.5 x 9 inches, the handle is 8 inches. To give you an idea of the size, here is my 3 year old holding the tote bag!

There is a similar tote bag & journal project in my book, The Artistic Mother - A Practical Guide to Fitting Creativity into Your Busy Day, published by North Light books, March 2010. My book is available for pre-order now! It is a part inspiration, part 'how to' book for Moms who are interested in doing family inspired art projects.


Speaking of followers, if you are a follower then you are automatically entered into my Saturday Giveaway which starts next week, Dec 12th (separate to this Sew Mama Sew giveaway). Need details? See this post for details.

Even if this is your first visit to my blog, please sign up to be a follower, you have more chances to win some more of my handmade goodies.


My friend Trudy is also doing the Sew Mama Sew giveaway - on her sewing blog and on her art blog!

If you like my journal and tote then leave me a comment today!

UPDATE: To those of you who have visited and commented: Oh my! I am delighted that you visited and honored you took the time to comment, I know you are all super busy out there in the real world. I wish I could give each person a handmade gift!
I am truly overwhelmed by all your kind comments. Thank you so much. I plan to come and visit each person who has left a note (if you have a blog that is), but it may take me a while to get through the list, I have never had this issue before :)

A special thanks to those who signed up to 'follow'. I look forward to visiting you and following your blog too.


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