Saturday, February 5, 2011

Surprise! Another Giveaway!


The Giveaway is now closed, thank you so much for visiting, and thanks to all of you who participated. I will be announcing the winners soon.

 Every time I see how many people have visited this blog I am amazed. It is wonderful to be able to share ideas around the world and to be part of this online community of talented, crafty and artistic people. So to show my appreciation for all the wonderful feedback I have been getting, I am hosting a little surprise giveaway! 

I am giving away 2 keychain clutches, and inside each clutch I am adding a pair of pretty silver earrings, all handmade by me. I will be randomly choosing 2 names from the comments and contacting the lucky winners by email. The giveaway will close Wednesday, February 9th. Anybody can enter, I am willing to mail these anywhere in the world. Please check the bottom of this post for entry instructions.
These cute little keychain clutches were made using a Keyka Lou pattern. I really enjoyed sewing with this pattern, which uses little darts to give the clutches a nice shape. I used a different Kokka linen canvas for each one: a patchwork Echino by Etsuko Furuya (above) and Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller (below). They are both lined with a turquoise tiny heart quilters cotton and accented with vintage buttons I found at my local thrift store. I chose to interface the clutches with felt to add extra structure and to make them a little padded. The closure is a Velcro strip under the flap. The clutches are very small, approximately 2.5" by 4", but are useful for holding a few precious items such as a few cards and some small cosmetics like a lipbalm.

The silver drop earrings are made from some really cool crystals and dark purple pearls which I brought home from my trip to Taiwan. I bought them from the craft and jewellery district just north of the Taipei Main Station, which is crammed full of stores selling crystals and kits for making tiny beaded animals, purses, desserts and dolls. I actually bought one of these kits, which was a minor disaster I will have to tell you about some other time.

I haven't been able to find faceted metallic rondelle crystals like these anywhere at home and they are very special and unique. The beads dangle from a delicate silver chain and have lovely movement when wearing. They hang approximately 1" long from sterling silver earwires. Everything I used for making these earrings is new, and they have never been worn.

The design is modern with just a little edginess and they are perfect for a lunch out with friends or a night on the town. I guarantee you will get some compliments... you can tell them they were handmade for you by a friend!

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The Giveaway is now closed, thank you so much for visiting, and thanks to all of you who participated. I will be announcing the winners soon.

72 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I love your blog, and I love keyka lou too... :)

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  2. Beatiful clutches and super-cute purse! My blog is hosting a giveaway this weekend, too: www.lindsaysews.com. Please enter to win some fabric!

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  3. Gabrielle, you're so artistic and bright, and you share the most ADORABLE crafts and creations - I'm always so excited when I see another Tiny Apartment post in my reader :) Thanks so much and don't ever stop creating and being your fab self, girl!

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  4. oops - not sure if I shoulda left my name/email in my comment...I'm Marianne (ABrainEnamored [at] gmail [dot] com) - thanks again!! :D

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  5. Thank you for this beautiful giveaway!
    And for inspiration you give me with your creations!!!

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  6. What cute bags and earrings! I love the fabrics used.

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  7. Wow, thanks for the generous giveaway...I really love that Echino, and the earrings are darling!

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  8. Love the keychain clutches, super cute!

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  9. Thanks for the wonderful earrings and the cute little clutch. They are great.

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  10. Soooo cute! And btw, your photography is always amazing. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. Your ideas are adorable! I love following your blog!

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  12. So So Cute. Your blog is fun to read :)

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  13. these are so sweet! reminds me of the little id badge/credit card keychain wallets we had in college...I loooved those things (I hate purses).

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  14. I love the colours!!! Very cute!

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  15. Hi! What a generous giveaway! I enjoy your blog so much! Thank you!

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  16. Those are so cute, I love ur blog..

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  17. I love the keychain clutches and the earrings are gorgeous too!

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  18. Adorable keychain pouches! The fabrics you chose are some of my faves. I love the earrings too!

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  19. Oh my, you make such beautiful things! Really inspiring.

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  20. BTW my email is the greenthumb one.

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  21. Those are super cute keychain clutches!

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  22. these are so beautiful! what a generous giveaway!

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  23. So amazing, as always. Thanks for the inspiration (and looking forward to more fancy-pants brunch daahling!)

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  24. wow!............I usually don't enter giveaways as ppl don't want to ship international,but i am so happy to see a international giveaway:)
    Your work is lovely!
    Love from India
    http://armcandyforyou.etsy.com

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  25. Love your work, as always!

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  26. I just love all your little crafts! You're incredibly creative!

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  27. São mesmo fixes! (that's portugueses for these are really cool)
    Thank you for your generosity!

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  28. How adorable! I saw the blog post on Keyka Lou so I thought I would come and check out your blog. What a great giveaway!

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  29. Cool....glad I found your blog! Add me to the list of possible winners! ;) ~ Kathy C.

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  30. So excited to have found your blog, really inspirational. Love the pouches and love keyka-lou patterns too.

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  31. Absolutely adorable little pouch! I love the fabric choices too. Found you via Keyka-Lou's site.

    Cheers!

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  32. These are so adorable! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  33. Thank you for the giveaway. Cute, cute fabric choice!

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  34. Wow! these are sooooo adorable. I love the choice of fabric. Great Giveaway!!!! :)

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  35. BTW my email is the neviaschroder@bigpond.com email

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  36. OMG im sorry, my e-mail is the angie_rox_ur_sox one

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  37. Gabrielle you're super talented girl...I loved the clutches you did for the SMS giveaway and now these cuties...and that too open internationally yay! Hope you get to send these goodies to India :) Keykalou designs are so neat and lovely! All the best!

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  38. Love the keychain clutches!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    allyson

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  39. Oooo! All are so pretty! I love the earrings! They're gorgeous! And the little clutches :) too cute! Thanks so much!

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  40. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway! The clutches are really cute and the earrings are beautiful!

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  41. What a cute tiny clutch you made! Beautiful cloth. You've just done a great job!

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  42. I love Michelle's patterns and this one is so cute. Those fabrics look gorgeous made up and the earrings are sweet. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  43. So cute...what a cute giveaway! I'm adding you to my goodle reader! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Dana
    dlbeisel@gmail.com

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  44. Lovely purses! Your use of color is excellent!

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  45. These are adorable, and would be perfect for my daughter and I..I am a huge Keyka Lou pattern junkie as well! Thanks for doing this!

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  46. love you cute tiny cluth.....hope i can get one....

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  47. I love the keychain clutches. I love Keyka Lou. It's a very good pairing! :)

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  48. Love your site! I am a tiny apartment dweller too, and it is tough to make art in such a small space. Thanks for your contributions!

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  49. love both keychain clutches..wish i could have them with the earrings..make another giveaway after this one.. =)

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  50. whimsical little clutches and the earrings are my colors! Looking forward to see who wins.
    susan at the beach in La Paz

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  51. Very, very cute! I would love to enter this giveaway. :)

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  52. These are fantastic! I love the fabric.

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  53. They are wonderfull! I also adore the Keyka Lou patterns!

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  54. Too cute and vibrant colors too!

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  55. Must admit, first time visiting your blog. But I'm very thankful to Keyka Lou for posting the link to it! I enjoy it very much and look forward to being a frequent visitor!

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  56. Hey, I love Keyka Lou patterns and I especially love these little purses. I don't have pierced ears, but my daughter does, so it would end up being a gift for each of us!
    Love it!
    Thank you,
    Sandra

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  57. Such cute little purses! I love your blog, just found it today.

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  58. I love your choice of fabrics, thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Thanks' for this opportunity! :-)

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  60. Just came across your blog - great stuff!

    Thanks.

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  61. What a great giveaway! I just found your blog, can't wait to check it out - I'm going to add you to my reader :)

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  62. wow your work is amazing!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  63. Ohhh I love the 2 little buttons, great idea!

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  64. I like your blog. You have made cute and interesting things here. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  65. such perfect and pretty fabrics...what a lovely give-away!! i love that YOU thank US when i want to THANK YOU!! you have beautifully inspiring projcts and it's always a joy to visit here. xx

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  66. Those are adorable! I love KeykaLou's patterns and you sewed them up so nicely! And the earrings are just great. So glad KeykaLou linked to your blog. Another one to add to the RSS feed.

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