Friday, April 30, 2010

I've finished something and a giveaway !

Of course me being me has to wait till the last day of the month to finally post a finish !
I gave you a glimpse of this last week but at the moment the days have all been running together so it may have been last year .
I did design this bag a while ago for a swap I was in and since then I've made heaps of them as gifts and I have four around my home .
Very useful bags these are they are called Catchits as they are just pretty and frilly and you hang them on the end of the bed , on the bathroom or wardrobe handle to , you know .....catch stuff ! They are for all those little bits and pieces that I can't be bothered putting away really don't go anywhere .
I should be finished writing the pattern this year this week so if you need a Catchit at your house and who doesn't , just leave a comment .
Celebrate this momentous occasion (me finishing something ) with me and you can win a Catchit pattern !
Not the best photo sorry , it was almost dark when I got a chance to take a photo .

75 comments:

beck said...

Hi Clare, I am not a great finisher either so I can see why you are celebrating!! Thanks for the lovely giveaway, have a great weekend xo

Susie said...

Clare how gorgeous, and the fabric is so yummy too,of course you know me attracted to the prettiest of fabrics. Love you pattern you sent, you must send me a price list too. Have a great holiday weekend.

Susie from
I Just Love That Fabric

VintageVicki said...

The fun is in the buying of fabric/yarn and the making - not the fiddly finishing off ;)

Lovely giveaway :)

Dayna said...

That's cute! Just cleaned the sewing room and have a pile of UFOs to work on.

Rebecca said...

OH so cute and the frills are wonderful it reminds me of a dress I had when I was little and I loved that dress.
Hugs Bec

Cheap2Chic said...

I love it, it's so pretty x

CraftyMummy said...

Love the fabric you've chosen- especially the blue spotted one. Very cute bag - I can see why you've been creating more than one!

Pauline said...

Hi Clare,
very pretty little bag..love your writing.makes me smile every time..
cheers

Jeanette said...

Very cute Clare. Love to win the pattern as a bag like that would be so handy in the girls bedroom. :) Hugs, Jeanette

Brianna said...

Gorgeous! Love the button. Congrats on the finish, it's a great feeling.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I need Catchits all over the place :) Very cute! Would love to win the pattern.

Maria said...

Congrates on your finish.

The bag is divine and I would love to win the pattern.

Kate said...

Gorgeous! Its funny how much stuff you accumulate that doenst seem to "fit" anywhere...your catchit seems perfect :-)

SoozeM said...

Oooh how gorgeous, nice and girly, and I LOVE that big covered button!!
(soozemoroney@gmail.com)

Mira Narnie said...

great name, gorgeous fabric...who wouldn't want one! I'd love one...well done xx

Dawn said...

Clare your Catchit bag is gorgerous and what a swell idea..Great Finish!..I can see it on my daughters bedroom door for all her girly bits...
hugs dawn x x x

The Patch Craft said...

How cute is that bag. Glad to hear you have finished a project for the month.

retdairyqueen said...

What a great idea and so pretty too

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Yea on the finish! I love catch-alls, great idea! It looks like it would be a fun purse also.

Sandy said...

Wow, Clare, what a great idea! I love it. I've got plenty of doorknobs to give these bags a home. Would this mean that I might be able to see the top of the kitchen table again? :) Thanks, Clare.

Carrie Me! said...

Oh very cute! Love the ruffles, I would be thrilled to win a pattern. Thanks for the chance!

Itch2stitch.com said...

I would love to win! This is so lovely and useful too! I always have bits and bobs that I never know what to do with, or things on the stairs ready to go up! Suzie xxx

annemarie said...

Love your catchit - I could use more than one of these. I would love the pattern - thanks so much.

barb's creations said...

Very pretty Clare.I can see why you've been making lots of these bags as gifts.Love the frill at the bottom,very swish :) Barb.

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

Really cute bag and the colors pop out against those dark leaves. I know an 8 year old who would scream getting that. Love a chance to win it. But I'd better buy the pattern to get it. Cyndi

Sue said...

That's so cute, thanks for giving us all the chance to win.

CraftyHelen said...

I'm with Vintage Vicki - I am a buyer and not a finisher! Well donr you, it's gorgeous.xx

Serenata said...

Well done its gorgeous. I would love to enter your giveaway please as I definitely need a Catchit! ;-)

Claire said...

it's just so dang cute not to have the pattern....and i agree with you, these would make great gifts!

Stina said...

Ohhh... Love this bag Clare.. so Pretty... A happy happy bag..:o)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Clare,
Oh so pretty-forget the catchit, I'd like this as a handbag! lol
I noticed you haven't added this to your OPAM list. Oops!
Happy Creating,
Hugs,
Anna

Little Ted Canvas said...

That's gorgeous! Love the frills & the big button...

Kerry said...

Yes, I know a couple of girls who could use a catchit or two in there room. Lovely pattern, congratulations.

Tozz said...

Oh Clare it is fabulous :) I love your catchit bag :)

Cardygirl said...

Great bag Clare!

sandra said...

I love that idea.
I am going to spend this afternoon trying to finish......well....something!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello gorgeous Clare!
Darling I would love to win your catchit pattern.. I too have lots of things I (can't be bothered to..) have nowhere to go! You make me giggle!!!

I love your new blog banner!

Hugs! Vikki xo

Barb said...

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!

teresa said...

Love your little Catchit bag Clare.. What a great idea.. who doesn't need a few of them around? Good luck with the pattern too :)

Createology said...

What a very fun bag. Congratulations on finishing your projects. How fun to have a giveaway. Happy creating...

Quilary said...

The colour combination is beautiful. I have a little 'bag lady' daughter who would go love to have a catchit to cart all her junk...er I mean...secret possessions around in...

Allie said...

Oh golly how cute is that - so girly!!!

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

I agree...so very girly..I would love that in my house, being surrounded by boys and blue, this would change the face of my house xoxox
Liesa

Kerri said...

Nice and girie. Love it Clare Very cute. Good to have things finished. Well done

Jo in TAS said...

Catchit would be perfect for my hair ties and clips that I leave lying around which drives my husband nuts. Plus my dog wouldn't run off with my elastics and hide them! Very Cute Pattern Clare!!

Renee G said...

The catchit looks like it would be great for my cross stitch project when it's waiting for me.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Christy said...

hi clare,i adore your pretty,pretty bag!

Kerryanne English said...

And don't we all need one (or many) of these around the house.
Lovely design Clare.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Stitchbird said...

Hi Clare congratulations on the bag it looks lovely. Also the last day still counts!

Mistea said...

Oooh pretty - who doesn't have stuff around the place with no real home. Great idea.
Thanks for sharing.

Steph said...

What a gorgeous bag...and fabulous name. I could sure use a Catchit or two around my house! Hope all is well in your world :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Clare well done on your finish and it is just so darn cute...

Linda said...

such a gorgeous bag Clare I love the colours and the frills and the ric-rac soooo pretty xx

Maree: said...

GORGEOUS Clare...Soo Pretty.
cheers

Rumi said...

Too cute! Great idea for around the house but I can easily see a young girl toting this around town!

Cat said...

Your catchits are much better looking than mine. I use plastic boxes, and have to admit we have quite a few of them waiting to be sorted out. Yours are so pretty :)

Em said...

I love it..its beautiful!!
I think I'd be tempted to use it as a summer handbag,but could definitely do with a few around the house too.
Em xx

michal said...

this is so so pretty! I want in! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!

Bev C said...

Clare it has ric-rac,count me in for your lovely catch-it bag. Happy days.
Bev.xoxox

Narelle said...

Very sweet!
I need a Catchit in every room I think. Well maybe not the littlest room in the house.

carmel said...

love the bag
and i also hardly craft any more, its hard to do with 3 little ones around so i totaly get why you are celebrating
thanks for the giveaway!

Linda B said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is a hoot, I love your friend tribute. And the Catchit is so adorable. I'm afraid I would get addicted and have them hanging all over the house to tidy things up. But that's not a bad thing, right? We do need someplace for all that stuff, and shoe boxes are so boring!!

LaurieStar said...

This is really adorable! I love the colors and hooray that you finished something! Sometimes I don't finish - A LOT! :)

Clare said...

what a fabulous idea and a great way of hiding all those bits and pieces that don't have a home! Well done for finishing your project :-)

Debs said...

Pat yourself on the back for finishing the "Catchit". It is ab fab and I love the design and the fabric you chose is perfect.

Lisa said...

I love it Clare!!! I love the fabric too!! Id love a chance to win a pattern... thank you hugs Lisa

Lois said...

Hi Clare.
What a cute idea...and what a pretty finished "catchit"
Who wouldn't love one of these?
I know I would.
Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for sharing with all of us.
Have a great week.
Lois

Debbie said...

Great giveaway, I need a few of these.

Robyn said...

Oh Clare, this is wonderful!! The bag is gorgeous and so pretty and right up my alley as I need all the 'Catchits' I can get around my house!

If I'm not too late, would you please add me to your giveaway.. I'd love a chance to win your pattern!
Just gorgeous!! Love your work!!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Lovey bag/catchit! I seem to be depositing stuff in drawers around the house constantly so one of these would be very handy to make to take around the house and return stuff to where it actually lives... kind of like a portable third drawer down! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. Sarahx

Liz said...

how handy would that be. It is lovely. Would suit my 'male" household. thanks for the opportunity of trying to win the pattern.
Love your work and blog as always.

Julie said...

Gorgeous bag and I love the fabrics used. Just been emptying my "catch its" today. phew!

Vintage from the Village said...

Ooh please put my name in the hat, just discovered your great blog !
thanks
Sue x

John'aLee said...

Darling purse and great blog!!

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