Friday, February 10, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Wristlet From Gathered & Sown on Etsy

Happy Friday!
I have an amazing GIVEAWAY for you today!
One lucky reader will win a purple polka dot pleated wristlet!
but first..meet the girl behind the sewing machine who creates them!
Angie, take it away!

Hey! I'm Angie, the happy pursemaker behind 
 


A couple of years ago, my  friend and I were sitting around with our then toddlers, itching to create something, just to fill the days. So we thought it would be fun to get out some sewing machines and see what we could do. I knew the basics, but had no idea how to read a pattern, thread a bobbin or even how to adjust tension. Easily put: I was a sewing virgin. With Kerrie's help, she guided me through how to make a cute purse, using a commercial pattern. And after a few more tears and naughty utterances, I decided commercial patterns we NOT for me! I was ready to give up on sewing. But I had this great new bag, and everywhere I went, people would comment on it, or ask where I got it. When I told them I made it, they would ask me to make them one. GulpSince I don't understand the meaning of the word no, Kerrie and I decided it might be fun to do this together. So we prayed about it, and scoured the internet for ideas.
I found this thing...called a tutorial. I was amazed. It told me what to do. In plain english! So I did the unexpected. I made a purse without getting even a little bit emotional! It was a breakthrough! That's how I discovered that I'm one of those people who learns by doing and seeing. ( I guess that means I'm visual.) I quickly discovered the untapped talent I had for sewing. Designing and creating my own handbags and patterns comes really easy to me. Through the last 4 years I've seen my designs grow and change and I get excited everytime I come up with something new. That's the cool thing. My job energizes me to work harder! I believe that a well placed pleat,  a bold ruffle, or an unexpected combination of colors or textures can come together and make an ordinary bag something truly unique!



Here are a few of the amazing items Angie creates.




Grey/WhitePolka Dot and  Salmon Ruffle Bible Cover- Made to Order




Avocado Green Ruffle Purse Large with Shoulder Strap in Rich Vintage Cotton




Pleated Purse in Vintage Style Patchwork Cotton Print  with polka dot handles



Plum Purple/White Polka Dot Wristlet with Yellow/White Floral Ruffle




How To Enter The Giveaway:

Mandatory: 
Simply tell me your favorite item from 

Extra Entrys:

Become a follower of Gathered and Sown

Share about this giveaway on Facebook 

Tweet about this giveaway on  Twitter.
tag me in your tweet @KeepinItThrifty 

Pin the Purple Clutch onto one your Pinterest board.
or repin THIS one.

{be sure to comment for each one you do. leaving your email address}


Giveaway will end on Wednesday February 15th 
12 Midnight EST 


Good Luck!


56 comments:

  1. I LOVE the leather Ipad case. that is awesome! i also really like the pink and brown wristlet!

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    1. I wish I had that pink in leather...Now THAT would be an awesome Ipad case. Wink*

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  2. While I love the iPad case and the red ruffled purse, sadly I have no need for either of them. :( BUT the purple wristlet really stands out for me because purple is my favorite color!! I've been dreaming of all the things I could do with a wristlet lately and I really love the colors.

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  3. I love the bible cover! Thanks

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  4. LOVE the wristlet! Can a girl ever have enough wristlets?? NO! :-) Thanks for the opportunity sunshine!

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  5. I tweeted about the giveaway! @lifeonleroy

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  6. I'm loving the turquoise and white polka dot and orange ruffle bible cover!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Hi. Just wanted to let you know Goggle is going away at the end of this month. To keep our follower and not lose our favorite blogs .We will have to join the Linky Party. Heidi has one on her site. http://mysimplecountryliving.blogspot.com
    I don't want to lose any of my blogs,I enjoy visiting you guys to much. I hope you will join. Oh and follow me. Almost forgot that part.

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  8. Love the green purse!!

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  9. I love the Vintage Cotton Blue, Orange and White Plaid Tote!
    octoberthings at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm following Gathered & Sewn on GFC
    octoberthings at gmail dot com

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  11. shared on fb:
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=176075429167614&id=100002869910844
    octoberthings at gmail dot com

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  12. I re-pinned the purple clutch
    Erin Lawrence
    octoberthings at gmail dot com

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  13. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/octoberthings/status/168199661058928640
    octoberthings at gmail dot com

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  14. I love the Navy Ruffled Purse!!!

    lala8491 at gmail dot com

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  15. I follow Gathered and Sewn via gfc
    lala8491 at gmail dot com

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  16. I pinned the purple polka dot clutch on pinterest!
    lala8491 at gmail dot com
    Lauren Garrett

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I appreciate it :)

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  17. Plum Purple/White Polka Dot Wristlet with Yellow/White Floral Ruffle is my favorite!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  18. Shared on facebook

    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com
    melissahufford6@gmail.com

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  19. Repinned the wristlet.

    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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  20. oh! the grey and white polka dot wristlet is so cute!
    boon1211atgmaildotcom

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  21. Would love to get the Grey/White Houndstooth Wristlet with Grey Ruffle

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  22. I;m now following gathered and sown

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  23. I am in love with that green ruffle purse!

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  24. posted on pinterest, shared the photo of her handbag

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  25. I LOVE the Salmon and Teal Ruffle bag!

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  26. my fav item is Chocolate Brown Wristlet with Turquoise/White Polka dot ruffle

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  27. How adorable! I love the yellow pleated purse.

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  28. I can't deside between the green ruffle bag or the purple wristlet!
    I love both!

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  29. Liked both blogs on Facebook, and shared.

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  30. Those are such cute cases. I would buy a tablet just for an excuse to use the Leather Kindle Case.

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  31. Just tweeted about this too, <33 love those handbags!!

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  32. Ooh! The Yellow Pleated Purse with Vintage Floral Cotton Print- Black and White Gingham handles is my favorite! Love the vintage fabric. Lovely!

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  33. I LOVE that leather case with the bow, it would be perfect for my kindle!

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  34. I love the polka dots and purple color in the zip up case.

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