Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Giveaway!!

Sew Mama Sew is hosting a giveaway week. Go here to see dozens and dozens of links to bloggers who are giving away handmade things.

And...here's my addition:
urbanhen Travel Set
Uses for the travel set:
1. Use the bag tag to mark your black luggage as irrefutably yours. Use the zipper pouch to hold ticket info, passport, mentos, etc. Your important papers (and candy) will be easy to spot in your purse or backpack, even if you get nervous at the security line.
2. Give the set as a gift to a mom to use with her diaper bag. The bag tag adds just enough fun to a plain diaper bag. The zipper pouch gives mom a place to store things that once upon a time she put in a purse.
3. Place the bag tag on anything with a handle that you want to claim as your own. Use the zipper pouch for something else.

This particular set was made using one-of-a-kind vintage fabric found in my grandmother's stash. It actually used to be a skirt! approximate dimensions of pouch:
7" across 5" tall

Rules:
Leave a comment with the best handmade gift you ever received.
Comments will be accepted until December 16th at 5pm.
I will randomly draw a winner on December 17th and ship it anywhere in the US in time for Christmas.

Thanks for visiting!
-uh

61 comments:

  1. The best handmade gift I've ever received was a handmade gift card from one of my friends where she literally taped money on to paper. It was really amusing!

    Lovely fabric, thanks for the giveaway! <3

    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. My sister made me a beautiful set of three angel ornaments - I look forward to placing them in special spots on the tree every year!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    beckygreene10 at gmail dot com

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  4. The best for me was the little ceramic plate my daughter made at pottery class. It now holds handmade soap in my bathroom. It makes me smile.

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  5. A friend made a farm playmat for my son that has been hours and hours of fun ! That's probably my favorite.

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  6. Best handmade gift : A flannel blanket I got for my wedding. It's so big and warm and comfy - and best of all I didn't have to make it!

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  7. Both my grandmother and my (then future) husband's grandmother gave us quilts made by our great-grandmothers as wedding gifts! Thanks for the chance to win! ellen@myerly.net

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  8. The best handmade gift I've ever received is a quilt stitched by hand by my grandmother.

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  9. love the fabric choice! i make all the gifts and give them away. i guess i made myself a scarf that i really liked. i'm the gift giver and i love it that way.

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  10. A soldier carved from a bar of soap by my son. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  11. my favourite handmade gift so far was a bracelet my son (6) made me for mother's day! Love it! :-)

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  12. My best handmade gift was a mug rug from a swap partner--she recreated a nerdy hipster kitten with a molecule background!

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  13. The best handmade gift I got was just last year! I'd been wanting to buy a quilt from my friend for a long time. She hand-dyes her own fabric and does Celtic applique...beautiful beautiful. I got in touch with her and she said she'd just sold her last one. We made plans for her to make me another one after the new year.

    Christmas morning I opened a gift from my husband and there was the quilt I'd wanted! Yes, my friend HAD just sold it, to my husband, for ME!! She said it was a lot of fun knowing that I'd be getting it and that my husband had been so sneaky. :)

    Thank you for the chance to win the travel bag. It's a cutie!

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  14. My aunt made me a quilt when I graduated high school. I still have and love the quilt, even though high school was some time ago!

    Thank you for this giveaway--I am in LOVE with the bag fabric!

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  15. Awesome giveaway. Love your blog name too:) Best handmade gift-either a quilt from my grandmother, or any pictures made by my kids. Checking you out on etsy next:)

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  16. My grandmother used to make me so many things... favorite is probably a blanket!

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  17. A hand knit hat in the most beautiful emerald green you can imagine was my favorite home made gift, ever.

    And sweet mercy, I'm week in the knees for that luggage tag, it looks delightfully peppy, just what a person needs after a long flight (well a luggage tag and a gin tonic, but you're probably not shipping that).

    Have a magical holiday season and thanks for the opportunity to win, fingers crossed! CenteringCoach{at}gmail{dot}com

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  18. I have actually never recieved a hand made gift. None of my friends or family are into crafting, I have no idea whats wrong with them! Thanks for the chance to win your adorable bag

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  19. My mom made me a magnetic picture board with a cross stitched "Family" at the top. I love it!

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  20. My birthday is Saturday, Dec 17th, and this would be a great birthday present!!!

    This is going to sound ridiculous, but my Mom made me a toilet paper holder for my college dorm bathroom. She was new to woodworking, and it isn't perfect, but I love it. It's my favorite color blue, and she painted "papel de bano" on it because I was studying Spanish. She died of cancer last year. The toilet paper holder makes me smile every time I see it, and reminds me of her.

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  21. I got a pair of beaded earrings from my cousin. Thanks!

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  22. This year I received a handmade necklace and earrings set.

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  23. My mom made me a pair of baby moccasins when I was pregnant with my first baby that had a pearl and gold beads on each shoe.

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  24. The best handmade gift I received was a scarf made by a friend. Love the bright colors against the black background.

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  25. best handmade gift I ever received are two stained glass lamps made by my aunt.

    ab3belote at gmail dot com

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  27. My favorite handmade gift was a quillow my Grandma made for me for Christmas when I was 11. I still have it and my 5 year old son uses it now. :)
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  28. Great giveaway! My mom made me a crocheted lace tablecloth that I will always treasure!

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  29. the best handmade gift i received was an apron when i was seven years old. it inspired me to start making pancakes and scrambled eggs back then, and i now love to cook (and i still have that little apron!).
    your gift set is lovely, and i appreciate the opportunity!
    thanks and have a lovely day!

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  30. Best item I rec'd was a quilt my mother made me. She embroidered a message to me in one of the squares. I still use it on my bed today!
    laurahughes at charter dot net

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  31. The best handmade items I've received have all been for my son - the quilts, the knitblanket, and thebtrain table my brothers made!

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  32. My wife made my two daughters for me, and that was the greatest gifts I have ever had. She also makes me quilts! I would love to win this for her.

    dvdgossett915@gmail.com

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  33. a beautifully knitted scarf was a wonderful gift I got last year. I treasure it.

    I'd love to win this zippered pouch.

    Michelle

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  34. The best handmade gift I ever received is a doll house that my grandparents made for me.

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  35. Hello, I just love handmade gifts and have several favorites. But I'd have to say the quilt my Grammy made - it is very special. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

    rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. The best gift ever - my grandson's hand on a ceramic plate.

    carriemak at aol dot com

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  37. I don't receive many handmade gifts, but my mom did give me a quilt top made by my grandmother in the 30s. That was actually what inspired me to learn to quilt, so it was a gift that is still giving. Merry Christmas!

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  38. I send quilts (pieced tops and completed)to Gugulethu in South Africa (missionary friends living there). One of the quilt tops I sent to be completed and gifted to one of the poor in the township was made into a quilt and brought back to me 2 years later (This year). This particular quilt was an applique made from many different hearts cut from my mother's stash. I am in turn giving it to my mother for Christmas this year. Long story, I know, and you only asked a simple question. Thank you for the giveaway.

    skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) com

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  39. Bookshelves that my husband made!
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  40. This is sooo cute :) The best handmade gift I've ever received is from my best friend--she crocheted me a beanie and scarf, before I learned to crochet. Otherwise I usually am the one making the gifts ;)

    craftafarian at gmail dot com

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  41. so sweet !! i love your logo and header too ... sigh ... so many talented people.

    anyway, my 5 year old daughter made a "tea cup" in Sunday School ... she wrote on it "if you are arngry, have some cofy".

    now she's grown up and gives me gorgeous pots hand-thrown on her own wheel ... and i still have the pink teacup hanging on the fridge.

    thanks for the giveaway chance,
    laurie

    threeoldkeys at verizon dot net

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  42. Probably a hand knit purple dress from my sister in law! It was beautiful.

    Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway:)

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  43. My very sincere apologies. I clicked on the wrong list and I'm not in the States, but in Canada;)

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  44. No one else in my family makes handmade gifts, just me. However, my mom usually gives me money for my birthday, knowing I'll spend it all at Black Sheep Gathering for more fiber goodies

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  45. I received a memory scrapbook from a friend when I got married. It's a treasure.

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  46. I got a jar of memories and loved it

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  47. The women in my family and my husband's family each contributed a block for a quilt. My mom and aunt assembled the quilt and I received it at my bridesmaid's luncheon. The sweetest touch was that it included a counted cross stich piece that my grandmother was working on before she passed away--13 years before I got married. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. What a darling set! I'd love to have those for when I travel to see my son, his wife and my one year old grandson.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. My daughter made me a calendar in preschool... it was the sweetest thing :)
    thehappycrochetchic@yahoo.com

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  50. my mom made me a quilt for college graduation. It's the best!

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  51. My step-mom made me a beautiful queen sized quilt for my 10th wedding anniversary. I've never received such a generous handmade gift before.

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  52. My quilt for college my mom (and I think some friends) made for me when I moved from Southern Nevada to Northern Utah

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  53. Oooh I'll be using a diaper bag starting next month - that would match nicely! (Mine's red, so all colors are good!) I don't know if it counts as handmade, because it wasn't handmade by him, but - my brother, aged 12, got me earrings from a little guy who was making them at Philmont (boy scout camp) for my 21st birthday. What kind of kid does that for his sister? He's such a great brother. (They're still my favorite earrings.)

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  54. One of my ex-boyfriends made me a piece of furniture - it was fabulous!

    needlegrrl at gmail

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  55. The best handmade gift I ever received was a christmas apron-- it had so many perfect pockets!

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  56. My mom made me a fab afghan when I was in high school in neon colors!

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  57. My mom started making me a quilt as a wedding gift before she passed away. Last year for Christmas my aunt finished it for me!

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  58. My best ever handmade gift was a cardboard baby that our son made me after I had a miscarriage.

    rosebudscott1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. A scarf as big as a blanket is the best handmade gift I have ever received. My grandma made it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. This would be a great gift for my sister to use with her diaper bag -- great idea! Best handmade present I ever got was an afghan that my grandmother knitted me. My aunts and uncles each had one, so it was such an honor to get one of my very own!

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