Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May Giveaway Day

It's May Giveaway Day at Chimera Threads. Thank you Sew Mama Sew!Blog for coordinating this event. It sounded like to much fun to miss out on. Sew here are the details for participating on this blog. I am going to give away a treasure bag. It will, of course, have a treasure or two or more in it. To qualify for the treasure please either comment on ways I can improve my tutorial (previous post) or what is your favorite thing about craft type blogs. By this, I mean do you like seeing what others are making, or are you looking for good ideas or inspiration, etc. You get the idea. I am trying to improve my blogging skills. Only meaningful comments, please. I will randomly pick an appropriate comment the morning of June 1st. I am willing to ship internationally as I love getting international mail. I will accept comments from this post and the previous post (treasure bag tutorial).

195 comments:

someprettythings said...

I love looking at the things other people make. It always amazes me the fab things people can make. I also really like to look at peoples work spaces. It really interests me the environment that people get creative in.

Amy said...

thanks for the opportunity to win a treasure bag - they're super cute and fun!
i like crafty-like blogs really for all the reasons you mentioned. i love to see what other creative folks are up to, and be inspired by their... well, craftiness! plus, i have to admit; they're totally addictive ;p
one of the things i look for in a blog is quality pictures - they seem to make all the difference in the world - particularly for tutorials. ps- love your pics :D

amymarie630[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kelli said...

I thought your tutorial was well written and I'm saving it in my favorites :) I am continuously inspired by crafting blogs, especially sewing ones.

sewfunky said...

What gorgeous little pouches!

Please enter me in the draw, and don't forget to enter mine... :)

Valerie said...

I think your tutorial is excellent, well written and well photographed (pictures are always important to visual learners like me!)

I love your lunch bag down below too!

My Big Mouth said...

Love the bright colors!!
Cute fabric too!
Suprise goodies..ooo can't wait to find out whats in them.
Thanks for having the giveaway!

kestch said...

I love the look of your treasure bags. I have only been following sewing crafting blogs for about 6 months now, but I find that the ones I go back to are the ones which inspire me but also have instructions/tutorials how I can produce what they have. I think you need a combination of both
Hope this is of some help

Tiff said...

I love the crafty blogs and all the tutorials because i'm learning to sew and It's fun just being able to try all the different projects!

Anya said...

My favorite thing about craft blogs are the tutorials. Thanks for the chance.

Kristin Sellars said...

Cute! I'd love to win. They look like they would make for a good little bag to put snacks or something in and then throw in the diaper bag.

I'm participating in May Giveaway too at my blog lubirdbaby.blogspot.com. Come check it out!

Lisa said...

I love the bag! As for what I like about craft blogs, I'm one who's always looking for something new to make, so I love the see projects others have made for inspiration and of course tutorials are great too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amanda said...

Thanks for posting such a cute giveaway!!!

My fav thing about craft blogs is seeing all the new and inspiring things I am forever adding to my to do list. Why just use your own head to think of amazing things to make when you can look to blogland for inspiration.

Keep up the good work - your blog is great ;-)

DangAndBlast! said...

And who wouldn't want a treasure? I like them both to help me dream of what things I could make if I had time, and to give me ideas for what to make in the time I do have. I love spending time online with my "imaginary friends."

Sara said...

I love the treasure bag...and I found your tutorial to be very direct and easy to follow. As a matter of fact, I'm going to try and make a couple myself.

Thanks for the giveaway...and the lesson!

Flickettysplits said...

I love finding tutorials on blogs - the post below this one, with your treasure bag tutorial, is almost as good as the prize itself! It's so helpful to learn from others' experience. Thanks for the chance to win!

Peggy said...

Your bags are sooo cute. Check out the tutorials on the Oh Fransson blog they will help you get an idea for writing and photographing tutorials. Hope this helps.
http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/

Bowlby said...

I read crafty blogs for inspiration!

Whimsical Creations said...

On craft blogs I love tutorials and lots of photos!

Thanks for the chance to win!
=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

tippeny said...

Your bags are very cute. I enjoy reading craft blogs to get ideas and see what I can aspire to. I am a so-so sewer (I do lots of stitch ripping before my projects are completed!!) and love to see other people's creations. Tutorials are wonderful for those of us who don't have 'polished' skills or the creativity, vision or time to come up with our own ideas!!
julbox1@comcast.net

Sahra said...

Firstly, Thankyou for such a beautiful giveaway, My 4yr old little miss would just adore a little treasure bag all for herself!

I actually think your tute is great, Very easy to follow and great discriptive pictures.

I LOVE looking at crafty blogs and am drawn to colors! I look for inspiration of fabrics that co-ordinate and ideas of things to try that can include my children in the process.

M said...

Fantastic giveaway! My favorite thing about craft blogs tutorials. It is really generous of bloggers to share what they have learned & makes for a really nice community of crafters! We've all used them at one time or another, it's a great way to give back!

mc.crafty.bunny@gmail.com

Susan said...

I like your tutorial, especially the pictures. I always enjoy seeing things step by step when I'm trying to learn something new. I guess I'm a visual learner. I also enjoy seeing pictures on blogs in general. It's nice to see what the blogger is making or has made. Love your little treasure bags. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Cute bags! I'm a bag fan. My favourite thing about crafty blogs is seeing other people's WIPs and the generosity of those who share tutorials with others.

Bill said...

I love these bags. I am new to sewing so I love to see the pictures and get ideas from other experienced people. I am loving this new hobby and with each blog I look at I see endless possibilities.

jbroberts@cox.net

-joy

Tanya said...

I love tutorials because I love to see what fabrics people choose honestly, combinations. And there is some fabulous photography on crafty blogs, inspiring in and of itself.

Tiffany said...

My favorite things about craft type blogs are tutorials with lots of pictures for new ideas. I also like to see different variations of things made from the tutorial in gorgeous fabrics. Your drawstring bags are very pretty! Thanks for the chance! tiffeg at gmail.com

brodiefiles said...

I like to look at craft sites both for inspiration and for tutorials I can make.

Jody said...

I love your bags! The tutorial is great. I'm a visual learner and love pictures. The only suggestion I have is use larger print when writing your information next to your fabric. Oh I really like the design and detail in your blog header.

Christy said...

I just bookmarked our tutorial! Can't wait to make some of your lovely bags! Thank you so much xoxo

Julianne said...

What cute lil bags - love the fabric!

Personally, I love to see what others are making, even if it isn't a tutorial, just to have a glimpse into anothers creative space is very inspirational and can really help with the creative process.

Upon saying that tho, I do love tutorials, even if they are very basic, they are a great launching pad.

Michele said...

I visit craft blogs mainly for inspiration. I also enjoy tutorials.

debbiekl said...

Great treasure bag. I think your tutorial is very good. Tutorials are my favorite part of craft blogs - it's great when people share their talents! Thanks for the opportunity!

ikkinlala said...

My favourite thing about craft blogs is that they inspire me to craft - they don't have to have tutorials, although those are nice, but I do like general comments about what works and what doesn't.

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

I cannot believe I am finally first on one of these! I read a lot of craft blogs, and the thing that always gets me are the very detailed pictures. That is exactly what I am looking for when I'm trying something new. I also think the quality of pictures is important - I always go back to blogs where things are well-lit and photographed in appealing surroundings. It puts me in a crafty mood!

hanamik said...

Hello! I really enjoy seeing craft blogs for their inspiration, but also it's a glimpse into different people's lives and it shows through how they write or how they show what they do or what they make. It just puts me into a more creative mood and it's just a good feeling every time.

Maria said...

I love your tutorial! One of my favorite things about crafty blogs is detailed descriptions on how to create things, including pictures. It makes it simple for me to get fun ideas for crafting with my kids, making gifts, etc. Thank you!

Kristie said...

I am new to blogging myself, and I really enjoy just seeing pictures, then I can decide if I want to read the words. I usually don't have a ton of time so pictures are good!! Good luck getting going!

mae said...

My favorite thing about crafting blogs is that I get to see what small-time crafters are doing all over the world. I love seeing tons of pictures and then adding the crafter to my favorite sellers on etsy so I can buy unique gifts for friends/family.
www.mpaisley.etsy.com

rccalyn said...

My favorite thing about crafty blogs is looking for SUPER easy crafts I can try - I'm a crafting newbie!
Stacy

cheekypoet said...

Hi,
Thanks for the giveaway and also the free tutorial. The only improvement I would suggest it a bigger/cleared picture of the second shot showing the opening. It is a bit small and hard to read.
That said I will be trying to make some of these this weekend.

cheekypoet@hotmail(dot)com

Stephanie and Carlos said...

You really are doing a great job on your blog!! I visit as many crafty blogs for both ideas and inspiration... Really the craft possibilities are endless and I want to know as many as I can cram into my brain!! haha

we're having a give away too! YAY.

xo Steph

Penny said...

I love craft blogs for inspiration (oh and instructions, I have wonderful ideas but seem to come undone when I don't have instructions!). I love seeing fabric that we can't get easily in Australia and more often than not I am totally impressed with the photographs. A good photograph really makes you want to do the project. I love your little treasure bags - the colours (and the photos) just make me want one!

Sandy said...

I love sewing tutorials, just like your prior post! thank for taking the time to make the tutorial!

Christy said...

Your Treasure Bags are SO cute! I love the fabrics. I like to read other craft blogs for inspiration. To see what others are making, to find better ways of making things, to enjoy new fabric/color combinations.

Jess said...

I like looking at crafty blogs to see what everone else is doing. And it's fun to "meet" people that like doing the same things you do, because I've yet to meet anyone as awesome as some of these ladies you can find in blogland.

SavingDiva said...

I love patterns and pictures! :) I like the patterns so I can make it myself. I love pictures to see the final product and the mixture of colors that others use.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Thank you for entering my name in your drawing for the cute bag!

I really enjoy tutorials and seeing how someone overcame a problem that I have had or am working on. I really do get inspiration from looking at others' creations and hearing their thoughts on how they got there.

Dan and Karen said...

I love going to crafty blogs for inspiration and sometimes just to see what other people are creating. To me, crafting is an art, so it's like wandering around a virtual art gallery! I also like tutorials, so that I can learn how to make some of the awesome items I see! Your bags are very cute by the way! I will definitely be back to check out your tutorial.

My Child's Diary said...

Please count me in! Thank you so much for your generosity! The tutorial is great, though I would include the bigger photos. samjerus[at]yahoo.com

mandapanda said...

I travel crafty blogs for inspiration and ideas, and tutorials on how to do and make things. I've gotten quite a few good recipes too! If I find something I really like, I leave a comment to let people know as everyone ejoys a little feedback!
I enjoy getting to know people through their writing and crafts too.
With your tutorial, the wrighting's fine, but I'd just put it into order. like 1. 2. 3. you know?
I love your treasure bags! And the Bunnies you made for Easter! Just adorable!

Katie said...

What wonderful little bags, such bright colours, everyone is being so creative.

Kim Meier said...

My favorite thing about craft blogs are the tutorials. In particular, tutorials that have pictures and step by step instructions, but I especially love it when the tutorials are very general, or have lots of additional suggestions.. leaving us readers to make whatever changes we feel the creative urge to make :) Like different fabrics, different sizes, etc..

Dallas said...

These bags would make fantastic lens bags to carry around spare lenses. My favorite thing about craft blogs, besides the ideas and inspiration, is that the feedback is all so positive and supportive.

Winter Tree, said...

my fave thing about craft blogs is getting inspiration from other people and learning about fabric designers etc - I have discovered all the best fabrics thru blogs!

tammi said...

Your treasure bags are really cute. I think the main reason that I read blogs is for the eye candy!

eriven said...

I love to see what other people are making, but I also like to see the materials they use since I do a lot of online shopping for crafty bits and pieces. So pictures are important but I also want details :)

Thanks for the opportunity

babalisme said...

I love blogs with lots of picture because I'm a slooooow reader. I love to read, don't get me wrong but pictures help me to visualize and finally "get" what I'm reading about, or it'll take me the whole day to read one post.

Roman Ezekiel Young said...

Hi - I love looking at craft blogs because they give so many ideas for things to make and fabric combos. I especially love tutorials.
shay at nathyoung dot com

jen said...

i love these little treasure bags! thankyou for participating in the giveaway! what fun!

calicodaisy said...

Very pretty!

bubbachenille said...

I love treasure bags, I also love crafty blogs, Its like having pen friends but with all their creative pictures making the mail come to life !

Jackie said...

What cute bags!

On craft blogs, I love to learn things. I also like a bit of a mix between craft and life type posts. Great photos help. Tutorials are fantastic (back to the learning thing). I spend an hour a day probably reading blogs. I've learned SO much! And have been inspired!

trasha said...

We call those Dilly bags in Australia :-) I always find people's use of colour interesting when looking at blogs.

Raheli said...

I love crafty blogs because I find myself with far too much free time [sarcasm] and now instead I have endless lists of things I want to make. I'm shopping for ideas, and I'm inspired by everyone's brilliance -- and I will have to try your treasure bags to wrap up goodies for my friend's baby shower.
Thanks!

shelia said...

cute bags!
i love the inspiration...but i'm crazy about tutorials!

Suzanne, Suz, Zanny, Zan... said...

Great bags! I love how small they are! They would be perfect for Secret Who/Whatevers in the work place or for toddlers to take treasures/snacks on road trips.
I like to read crafty blogs for inspiration. Inspiration for colors, color combination, fabrics and projects. Your tutorial was short and sweet. I liked it and bookmarked it! I really liked how you used black thread to show where the stitches were! Great idea. I have only seen that a couple times.

supermedic said...

the colors are so pretty and bright. and thanks for the tutorial. also, a little farther down the page is the cutest bunnies. i have to go back and look and see if there is a tute for their cuteness

SewsCute said...

I really like your treasure bag tut. It was very clear. That is really what I like about crafty blogs. The free tuts are really nice. Especially, when money is tight. I hardly ever by a patter any more because I know someone out there has done a tutorial on it. It is so great for people to share! Thanks for the giveaway.

bellsjo said...

Oh these bags are wonderful and your tutorial great - I will be back to have a go making one! I have just written my very first tutorial for the giveaway I am hosting but I think that yours is better and the pictures are really nice. The only thing I could think on to improve is typing the written notes on one of the pictures to make them a bit clearer, or make them a bit larger so they are easier to read. I know you asked for constructive feedback but I feel so bad criticising even a bit when you have been kind enough to write us a tutorial in the first place!

britt said...

i love seeing other creations. and it makes me want to make more things. they are so inspirational. i always think... well i never thought to put that together or to do that with a certain material. the blog world is astounding.

urbanoceanix said...

I am still pretty new to sewing - I used to sew as a child but have only picked it back up again in the last year or so. I find that I get a lot of inspiration from crafty blogs, and love to find tutorials. I do like to have instructions to follow!

DarlingAlana said...

If I'm being honest, I like looking at the pictures. They give me ideas for what fabrics go well together, how to best use products and they usually inspire me, too. By the way, the fabrics that you chose for your treasure bags are so fun and vibrant, i love them!

RubyJunes said...

What a neat blog! I enjoyed your tutorial, will make these with my daughter soon!
I enjoy visiting blogs like yours for inspiration and motivation!
Thanks for offering a giveaway!

June
http://www.RubyJunes.com
rubyjunes @ verizon . net

bethieb/messymama said...

I love this bag! I especially love your tutorial, I can't wait to make one of these (but I WILL wait, in case I win, lol.)

I love crafty blogs that inspire me to make new things or try new techniques. It's always fun to see what everyone else is making, of course, but when I see something I can actually picture myself making, it's even better. :)

B said...

From someone who has sewn these in the past, and as one who does tutorials I have to say you did a great job.

Dorte said...

Ooooh, I'd love a treasure bag! Thank you for giving them away! :-)

Kimmy Davis said...

I love seeing what others are crafting. I've been AMAZED and HUMBLED at how talented so many others are, and surprised that they don't realize the value of their art. I know the majority of us crafters put love into everything we do, and it's wonderful to see what people come up with. I love your treasure bags!

LillyShayStyle said...

Such beautiful bags, I have my fingers crossed!
I love looking at crafty blogs for many reasons. I find so many things that I'd never considered before and thus, learn new crafts. I get inspirations for my next project. I've even learned to crochet by watching some blogs and was totally inspired by blogs.
I love finding tutorials more than anything. I hope to try every craft at least once before I pass on. Interesting blogs will help me to acheive this goal.

mtelizabeth said...

Such cute little bags! I could use them for all sorts of things!

I love craft blogs to see what other people are making (doing crafty things I don't know how to do, like crochet and felt, etc). And I love the sewing/quilting craft blogs for all the inspiration, fabric envy and great tutorials. I have a list in my head and in my favorites of the million things I want to try!

Jingle said...

Your tutorial looks excellent! My only suggestion, and I'm not sure that it was really needed for this particular one, would be to add hand shots of you actually 'doing' some actions because sometimes that part is harder to figure out than it seems! LOL! I love crafty blogs because they inspire me to try new things!

Ferreira; Party of Four said...

My favorite thing about crafty type blogs is tutorials by real people who've figured it out before me (cuz I'm clueless with patterns), and INSPIRATION. I get SO many ideas from crafty blogs, and I adore that there are now so many hand mades in my own home.
Thanks for the offer!

AJ said...

Your bags are adorable! The tutorial is well done, but if you are going to have written instructions in some of the photos make sure you write in large print.

I love looking at other blogs for information, for instance tips and tricks, as well as inspiration. Some people use fabric that I would have never taken a second look at and yet I love the finished project.

KBraden said...

I love seeing what others are making and it helps me to get inspired to make more creative stuff.

mcgillenator said...

I agree with the people who say pictures make a big difference. There are times when it's hard to explain which way you've laid something or folded it and the picture really shows exactly what's going on. Also, being new to crafting and sewing, I love reading crafty blogs to see what's possible. It's great to feel like you can create something beautiful even when you are just beginning :)

Donna said...

I love to craft and sew, but I'm horrible at selecting fabrics and colors. So my favorite thing about crafting/sewing blogs is seeing how others put fabrics together!

I like your tutorial, it is very clear and easy to follow.

holynickel said...

I love the treasure bag. I have been thinking about making a similar bag to store my reusable shopping bags in...but had not yet worked out how to do the circle bottom. You have figured that out for me. Thanks.

Love looking at craft blogs for tutorials. Someone always comes up with a better simpler way to make something that I thought about making.

Emily said...

My fave thing about craft type blog is to see how others have used colours and patterns. I've learned so much, and seen so many inspiring combinations!

Deb said...

I think you did a great job with your tutorial. You had very clear pictures and instructions. I like going to blogs and seeing what others are making. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

dvolkman@bright.net

jabby7 said...

i can't sew for nuts but i love looking at the creative works of others & see if i can improvise it to fit my lack of skills. :) abby

abi-gail7@hotmail.com

ru said...

my favourite thing about craft blogs is seeing all the amazing things that people think of to do! it is such a great inspiration to come up with my own ideas for stuff! and the treasure bags are super cute (i didn't even look at the tutorial because i am the one non-sewer in the household...)

Karissa said...

What sweet little bags! Your tutorial looks great, too. I like seeing what other people are making on the craft blogs--it always inspires me to do more!

Alexandra said...

I love tutorials because it's so inspiring to not only see the wonderful things other people make but to know I can make one for myself.

Jennifer said...

I like to browse blogs to see what others are creating. I love it when I find a tutorial for something that I'd like to try out on my own. Pictures are super important! Your tutorial look great by the way.

stampinjen06@yahoo.com

zees5 said...

I really like to see tutorials of well made items. Treasure? Count me in (:
izazbz@yahoo.com

Loving Landon said...

I love looking at what people have made - it gives me inspiration. I have not tried the tutorials yet - but look forward to doing that as summer comes and my time gets 'freer'

Kathleen said...

Your bags are wonderful, so cheerful. I read through your tutorial-one reason why I like blogs-and I like the way you presented the directions. Your photos are good, too. I'd suggest that you increase the size of your writing in the photo that has the measurements, for ease in reading.

I like to go to blogs to see what others are making, to see the colors being used-these give me inspiration and help keep me up-to-date (since I am 60). But I also search for tutorials when i want to make something-they are a wonderful free service to all of us. I have a bookmarked category just for sewing/craft tutorials. Keep it up! thanks very much for your delightful giveaway.
Kathleen

Marsel said...

Cute bags! My favorite craft blogs show whatever the writer's current finished product is, with concise description/background. I usually avoid the blogs that get too wordy on every craft post!

Megs said...

Checking out other people's crafting. It gives me ideas and inspiration . . .

i especially love good step-by-steps and suggestions on where to buy supplies!

The Shumate Family said...

how cute!

Love 2 Quilt said...

I love the little bags and I think your instructions were well written. The bags would be cute gifts for little girls on birthdays, filled with treats, or other holidays. I like to read other blogs for ideas and inspiration. Your photos are good also, helps to explain the sewing.

melonkelli said...

I read craft blogs for inspiration/ideas. I have a stash of fabric and I like to see what people have done with the same patterns.

affectioknit said...

What a great giveaway - thanks - my favorite thing about crafty blogs is definitely the tutorials - I love learning new stuff...

Little Miss Shabby said...

I think the best crafty blogs combine some learning and some sharing. I know I like to see both when I am browsing around. Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

Wood Violet said...

I use crafty blogs for inspiration and especially love to see what fabric / ribbon / buttons people are using. I'm making a larger size treasure bag for my nephew's trains and will be using your method for the casing - thanks!
kareno369(@)hotmail(dot)com

Sue said...

Love the gift bag! The tute is very good also and I have bookmarked!

Sarah said...

I think for me looking at things other people make is inspiration :) What I love in crafty blogs are great photos of hand made objects, information about what fabric and notions are available, and tutorials. I tend to be a dabbler in many different crafts so I particularly like tutorials that aren't for a whole project but are rather for a particular technique (i.e. "how to do a flying geese block" or "how to sew a gather".

momma rae said...

cute little bags! i LOVE crafty blogs because of the inspiration. it comes on so many levels....the amazing creativity out there and the fact that so many people are so generous with their talent!! there are so many great giveaways happening all the time and so many tutorials, i can never seem to trim my list of must makes!!

thanks for the opportunity!

llericabean said...

I LOVE SEING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE MAKING FOR. i LOVE LOVE L INSPIRATIOOVE TUTORIALS!

KarenD said...

I like to see innovative things on craft blogs... new ideas put together with fun fabrics. Oh, and I also love finding retro-style stuff.


krdickinson@grandecom.net

Gryhund said...

I like to see what others are creating and take inspiration from that. I also like to read through tutorials that have lots of pictures. Whether or not I have the skills, time or talent to recreate the project I like to "see" how others construct.

Deborah said...

I love craft blogs as I love seeing what talented people all over the world are up to! At the moment I have two small boys so it allows me to live vicariously through others and to dream up inspiration for a blog in the near future! I also love the way it unites us and how supportive the community is...bring on world peace I say!

Cinnamon said...

A treasure bag is such a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite crafty blogs usually have tutorials, and are always sharing things they've made or other crafty ideas they discovered. And of course, their pics of their work are well lit and well displayed.

Sherrille said...

Your tutorial is very good great detail. Would love to win your bag if not will have to make ond they are great

fieryone said...

I think your tutorial is great! I go to other blogs to get ideas and inspiration.

Turbo Tot's Mom said...

I absolutely adore seeing things other people have made, especially if they are colorful. I look for tutorials if I want to make whatever is displayed! Love when there are great pictures.

Jessica said...

I like looking through craft blogs to find tutorials, and get ideas for new projects. Tutes that have pictures or follow along videos are super!

Cute little treasure bag!

jfuester @ mac dot com

mmmoffitm said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love crafty blogs for my own personal shopping but also because I am a preschool teacher and often I can adapt or improvise and use ideas for use in my classroom or for gifts for my students. These bags (in boy print) would be perfect for holding cars and marbles too. The bags as they are will be great for holding small babies, snacks or those things that only a girl knows she has to have with her at all times ... like sparkly sun glasses and 14 barretts.

Jen said...

I love reading crafty blogs because they inspire me to try new things! I'm a self-taught sewer and would never have been able to do it witout the help of blogs!

QuiltChick said...

I love to see what others are making, it inspires me!

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

What cute little pouches!!
I always love to see the work other people make, I also love tutorials and the most important thing (at least for me) is that it has step by step pictures to guide you if you don't get the whole explanation.
I also love to see the fabrics people buy and I love when they tell the name of the fabric and the collection, so that way I can chase it around the net if I like it to buy it for myself. Otherwise I go nuts!
Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!

Niki said...

What sweet bags! Your tutorial was in my opinion perfect! I really appreciate how you laid the fabric on a piece of paper with the infromation right next to it, I have a hard time when there are words and and I can't figure out what they mean in relation to the picture!

I enjoy getting to see what other people make and the process they went through--did they come up with their own design, was it based on something else (with a link), where do they find inspiration.

bluebirdblessings said...

I love the suspensful treasure bag idea. The bags are bright and cheerful...great idea!
I like to be inspired by blogs... I love seeing what others are making and then I love tutorials as well. I'm newer to a lot of this so it's great to see different ways of doing things. We all think differently!
bluebird.blessings @ yahoo.com

DiSailsToo said...

I am looking for tutorials which are clearly written with lots and lots of pictures. I am just starting out sewing and really need help practicing my basic skills! Thanks for the opportunity to win this treasure bag - and I have bookmarked this page so I can try making one myself - thanks for the tutorial!

Pepper said...

I love browsing crafty blogs to see what others are making. I get so inspired when I see all the wonderful handicrafts out there! There is so much talent! :D Thanks for the chance to win! (PS I think your tutorial was great, too!)

Natalie said...

Good morning! Nice to meet you. I like any blog that shares ideas, the process and the results and I think your tutorial is well done. Last November I made favor bags for my daughter's birthday, but your version, with the flat bottom, is inspiring me to make some new and improved bags for another occasion. Thank you!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I enjoy reading crafty blogs because they do inspire me. I'm new to quilting and crafting so seeing what other people are making gives me ideas. I also like the idea of giving handmade gifts instead of store-bought junk.
Your little treasure bags are wonderful. They could be used for so many things!!

Amber said...

I love that you have pictures with your tutorial; you also do a really good job being concise in your directions.

I love getting inspiration from different places; my 'projects' folder is now twice as large! It also encourages me to craft because if this many people have the time, then I do too!

Come on over to my blog if I win and thanks for sharing your amazing talents!

La familia Sobaje said...

I will be excited to try these. My only suggestion for improvement would be on the pic that you took of the cut fabric that has the hand written measurements on the left side. It is a bit hard to read! Thanks so much!

Nuts To You! said...

I think the tutorial is great! It is so easy to follow! I am so glad to have found this because I have seen these bags and like them but I wasn't sure how to make them. Thanks!

Shawna

The Mangerchine's said...

i like crafty blogs that show pictures of projects, and give links to the tutorials. seeing what others are making inspires me and gets my creativity flowing.

Georgiann said...

Those cute bags would be a gift in themselves, even without anything inside. I think it is great that on your tutorial you used the black thread -- really helps the reader to see where you stitched! Great work.

Linda and Greg said...

This is an awesome giveaway--thanks for your generosity-please enter me!! My fave thing about craft blogs is tutorials and getting great ideas!!

twins2005 said...

I like to read & see what others are making, where they get patterns from & helpful tips from disasters they may have had.
Thanks!

Cherie said...

Adorable bags, I can't wait to try the tutorial. I'd love to win one, too. I love seeing things other people make and I love tutorials. I also love seeing fabric stashes and beautiful pictures!
cbailey04@comcast.net

sb said...

I love tutorials (like yours!), so that's what I most love about craft blogs. I also like seeing what others have made that gives me an idea 1) how the finished product looks, and 2) what fabrics and color combos work best together.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I enjoy reading craft blogs to find new ideas and admire what other people have made.
I always keep my notepad beside me to jot down ideas for later use.It's been filling up fast today!

nanann said...

Super cute bags! I've seen them around and was having trouble figuring out how to get the drawstring in the middle instead of the top of the bag, so thanks for the tutorial! And duh, I can't believe I hadn't figured out to clip the circle part on my own. Had to sew a circle on the bottom of a bunny and I think it would have been much easier if I had clipped.

Anyway, I almost always start at a blog looking for inspiration -- something to make me go to my sewing room and get working! Once it's in my google-reader though, I tend to be more interested in the person and want to see pics of their kids, etc.

bethany said...

When I look at blogs I want to see what other people are doing, it give me inspiration! Not always do I need a step by step, but sometimes that is nice. I really just like to take someone's idea and make it my own!!!

Ginny said...

I love this bag, adorable. I'm looking at your tutorial & I really think it is good. I love that you do pictures throughout, that really helps!

Jody said...

I think the things that make the difference are good pictures...tutorials....inspiration...letting us know what you are working on...I'd love to win a treasure bag...love surprises!
jodym7@yahoo.com

katie and michael etc. said...

i am always looking for new fun things to make when reading crafty/sewing blogs! love the free tutorials you can find online.

Tina said...

I love seeing what others are making and also seeing where there inspirations come from.

JBalloon said...

I like to see how creative others are and the colors and fabrics and papers, buttons, ribbons. Some are inspiring while others are just interesting to look at and see what someone has come up with! Tutorials are very helpful.

Tracey said...

I love looking at what others make and to get ideas for making stuff myself. I also love to see what other fabrics are using.

traceypa@yahoo.com

Carolyn said...

I like to see what people are working on. I know not every day can be a finished project, so I like it when people link to the pattern designer's website (if there is one), or the fabric designer. I also like it when people add stuff that's not necessarily craft related, or outside their norm. Like, if it's a sewing blog, but they worked on a knitting pattern. Or a new book they've read. Or a celebrity gossip site or something. Thanks for the great giveaway!

lalepop said...

I really like your treasure bags! Thanks for the great tute. I've bookmarked it already.

I visit craft blogs for inspiration and tutorials. While I've been browsing through the list from SMS, I've seen dozens of projects I'd like to do. (This is not good! I already have dozens of projects in progress!!!)

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Collette said...

These treasure bags are great and I think the tutorial is clear and well-written. One of the things that's helpful to me when working on a tutorial is that the steps are numbered so that each step is clearly defined. And that's a personal preference only. Just an idea!

Rebecca said...

Oh, those are adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win one! My favorite tutorials are ones for fairly simple things! My crafting time is severely limited, and my skills are kind of "entry level". So, things I can do quickly that don't require a great deal of crafting know how are great!!!

MamáChanga said...

The thing I like most about looking at crafty blogs is wallowing in the fact that I'm really not that talented or creative! LOL!! J/K, I like to see what others are doing, I like the idea of knowing there are people out there with a specific set of skills, that everything we buy doesn't have to be mechanized and mass produced!

Hugs & Blessings!

Ida Nielsen said...

Your tutorial is great. I'm new to sewing and pictures really help me (I'm very visual)
Thanks for this give away.

Rie said...

I like your blog! And what I like about craft blogs - is that everyone is different with different ideas, talents, colours and choices. I love seeing them all, it inspires me to achieve more!

Kitty Boo Boo said...

I love the inspiration, colour, tips, photos, ideas, tutorials and general craft family feeling of craft blogs. They are awesome to read and I find someone new to fall in love with every day!

Treasuresofjoy said...

I LOVE the treasure bags and I love best to see what others make. I sew for fun and gift giving.

Jasmine said...

I can only think of one way of improving your tut.
Create a pdf. of it so that I can download it to my desktop and refer to it in my own time.
Great giveaway, girl!

faith said...

I love looking at blogs for inspiration and new ideas. I love that tutorial!! I wouldn't know how to improve it unless I made it, which I will be doing in a few weeks. I just don't have time right now. But I bookmarked it so I can do it later. Woohoo.

fharr@umd.edu

Nancy said...

I prefer making things I need over buying them, especially if I can make them better and less expensively. So, I like searching online for tutorials that show me how. Your treasure bag tutorial is very clear and well written. Also, your bags are so cute. I also enjoy seeing what others make to get inspiration, because I do not consider myself to be very creative. Crafty yes, creative no.

aurore said...

I love the treasure bag. What a wonderful way to give a gift and limit the use of wraping paper.

I like craft blogs for creative inspiration -- and a way for relaxation.

Annwen said...

Thanks for the opportunity to participate and your generosity! I like to see what others are creating. I find inspiration in the many and varied ideas out there. I also love tutorials and of course patterns!

Alisa said...

What lovely treasure bags. I love crafty blogs with quality pictures of how-to articles. I'm a real visual learner and the pictures help so much. Your work is really beautiful. Thank you for participating in this fun and generous give-away. :)

Miss Prickly said...

I love your blog. My favorite things on craft blogs are tutorials and how-tos.

RTichy said...

The tutorial looks great. Without sitting down and making it, I didn't see any flaws in it.

I love blogs because I love to see what others are making and it gives me inspiration on what I could try to make next.

Ilona said...

I sure love tuts! I really like all the inspiration too, but I'm a visual kinda person, and just writing leaves me clueless sometimes. With pics, like for your treasure bag, it's just so simple!

pinecone304 said...

A tip for your tutorial, the black writing in one of the pictures was hard to read. But what a great project!! Thanks for including me.

Char said...

I love these little bags!!! I"m going to try to make one right now, I think!
Your directions look great. The place where I stumbled was with "stay stitching." I've never heard of that before, but after studying the photo and thinking through your plans, it made more sense. A quick parenthetical explanation might solve the confusion for newbies like me.

THanks for the tutorial! (And the give-away.) What a great idea for gift bags...

katt said...

I like looking at different things people make for inspiration and to work on my sewing skills. There has been more than one zipper/bias/french seam tute out there that has helped me in my adventures!
I think your treasure bag tutorial is very well done!

Ali said...

All in all, a very good tutorial. I got just a bit confused in the last couple of steps, but I usually have trouble with getting things all put together :)

Tawny said...

Those are the most colourful bags I've ever seen. I love them. I'm kind of cheap, so tutorials and ways that I can save money is great. I'm always on the hunt for crafting ideas on a budget.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial!

Kassia said...

I go to crafty blogs for inspiration as well as to see what others are crafting. As other people have said, the photos definitely make it in both the blog as well as tutorials.

Knitlee said...

I love seeing what other people. I think it is so generous of people to take such time and care in making tutorials and sharing their talents.

Krousegirl said...

I love looking at what others are making on crafty blogs and mainly i love to see what colors quilters are using in quilts. I lack guts when it comes to mixing colors and i need inspiration from bloggers like YOU. Thanks for a chance to win your TREASURE.
Jenny
Krousegirl2@aol.com

La Yen said...

I love tutorials and I love looking at beautiful pictures. I think you do a great job at both!

Lisa said...

I am excited to read your tutorial! My favorite thing about craft blogs is finding things for inspiration that I then can read/see how to do. I get bummed when I see something I LOVE but then cannot find out how to make it!
Thanks for the chance!
kysmommy2@yahoo.com
-Lisa

locuasia said...

Lovely giveaway, please add me to your drawing! I love tutorials with photos as I am a very visual person.
Thank you for your generosity!
Greetings from Mexico ~

Amanda said...

My favorite things about craft blogs are tutorials (of course!) that include lots of pictures of the steps. It just works well for me with my learning style.

marcela said...

The fabric of these bags are beautiful! Love them. Thanks for sharing.
I look at crafty blogs for ideas. i'm learning to sew and I'm visual so I need pictures. I'm getting the hang of videos, but sometimes my internet connection doesn't work great so it takes forever. But once it works they are nice.
Thanks for the chance.
homemamaoftwo (at) hotmail (dot) com

Hayley said...

I love tutorials on blogs! I love sewing things and there are some great blogs out there with great sewing tutorials on them, but there is always room for more :)
Thanks for a great give-away!
hayleyglen AT optusnet DOT com DOT au

jaybird said...

my favorite thing about crafty blogs is the photos...they are always inspiring me to keep creating.

Aik said...

My favourite thing about craftype blogs is that I can learn to make these handmade goodies myself by reading the tutorial that is posted on their blog.

aikychien@yahoo.com

suesueb said...

darling bags! and i love the name for them-we all have so many treasures!! thanks for the chance!

Kendra said...

I like to "blog hop." I love seeing what other people are creating and get new ideas.

Denise said...

super cute bags! I always love to see other's crafting adventures - especially repurposing adult clothing into great toddler wear!

Breanna S. said...

my favorite craft blogs are those that include good photos, details about fabric, and details about how they made their items. I love to go an searches for new tutorial, patterns etc. But nothing is more dissapointing than reading a blog post that has wonderful crafted items and no way to find the how to.

Sarah said...

cool treasure bags!
mostly when i look at blogs i'm looking for good ideas, tips, and tutorials.
thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa said...

I love your bags! Too cute! I love to read other peoples blogs to see what other people are doing. I never follow a pattern, but I love to use there stuff to create my own items! I love reading step by step tutorials so that I can make the items with the necessary personalized changes!! hahaha Thanks for doing this and I hope you pick me!!

Mary said...

My favorite thing about craft blog is that I get inspired to create things that I otherwise would have never considered! There is so much talent on the web these days, it really helps to get my creative juices flowing!

ugli.tangelo.fruit at gmail dot com

M said...

I like crafty blogs because they give me ideas for new things to try my hand at. I'm trying to give only handmade gifts this year, and it's great to see the variety of things that are out there.

Becky said...

Cute, cute bags!

My favorite blogs are the blogs that combine a little bit of life with a whole lot of crafting. I like a good balance between tutes and just seeing what someone else created.

kelliemorgan said...

Great tutorials. I love tutorials. This will be perfect for some fabric I have for a friend's little girl. Thanks!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

In looking at craft blogs, I like to both see what others are doing and learn how to make new items.

Stacy said...

I love to see step by step tutorials on craft blogs. I also love to see completed projects that list what pattern you used so if I love the project, I can make one too! Thanks for this giveaway!

Jen B. said...

As a novice sewer I love tutorials, the more detailed the better!

fashionfrugality said...

I love reading crafting blogs because not only do they give me an insane amount of inspiration but they also provide tutorials to make items which is so much better than spending $12 on one at the store!
kkondek at gmail.com

Kritta22 said...

Oh I just love sharing ideas from all the crafty blogs! It's so great to see what everyone else up to!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mama Lusco said...

I love to visit blogs for inspiration, ideas, and tutorials. I rarely buy patterns anymore, thanks to all the great blogs out there.
Great giveaway. Thank you! I can be reached thru my blog: www.luscofamily.blogspot.com