Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Giveaway


Well, I am finally taking the plunge with this holiday giveaway.

The signed handbag is a funky little accessory, 6" x 8 1/2" (excluding the handle).

Both fabrics on the outer shell are rust-dyed cotton. The darker fabric has been further treated with tannin and the lighter fabric has surface design applied with Paintsticks. The lining fabric and tassels have also been rust-dyed. Black piping outlines the bag and emphasizes the piecing.

Free-motion stitching is worked on the shell, front and back, in copper metallic and black rayon threads.

This sassy little bag is perfect for party or everyday.

Please leave a comment for me on today’s post and the winner will be chosen on Friday December 19th. I’ll be glad to pay postage within the states. :-)

Also, I just opened a shop on the 1,000 Markets website. Please visit my new shop at:
http://www.1000markets.com/shops/muttonhead

55 comments:

Skye said...

I'm signing up that is for sure...The bag is wonderful and a great addition for my holiday wear...Thanks for this opportunity..hugs, Skye

KarenF said...

It's cool!! Pick me, pick me!
:-)

Jo Rice said...

Oh! What a beautiful bag! I LOVE bags so PICK ME!!!!
Jo Rice

Dawn said...

Beautifully crafted bag - love it, so much that if I were to win it I would pay postage from States to England :-P

What a perfect accessory to own x

craftirn said...

I always wanted to see rust dyed fabric. It would be great to win this. Is ia a beautiful bag!
Barb

dianedoodles said...

An adorable an Sassy little bag...just right for my phone, ipod,a lipstick, two credit cards...and hummmmmm... a partridge in a pear tree :))

Terri, Head Moose said...

I am a big rust dyed fan. To own a signed original from the Rusty Queen, well, that would be a rare treat indeed!

Terri Sontra
Purple Moose Designs
http://www.PurpleMooseDesigns.com

Lois Jarvis said...

What a great purse!!! I hope I win!

shayla said...

That bag is fantastic!!! I love it. It would be beautiful with my winter wardrobe. Thanks for the chance to have it!!

Judi said...

Wow, Beth, This is really great. My lining shredded on my faithful leather bag, and I was thinking it's time I need something much more evocative of my art style. I'd love the bag!

Judi

Purple Angel said...

What a bee U Tee Ful bag that is...Is it mine??? Please oh please..Make it mine.
LOL All your work is just lovely.
Hugs,
Kathie

Purple Angel said...

What a great little bag...I love it!!! You do such beautiful work..I've been here before but could never leave a comment.
Keep up you spectacular work.
Hugs,
Kathie

Ann Morrell said...

Can't allow a give away to take place with out me trying to win. The bag is really cute.
Ann
http://wannabe-art.blogspot.com/

Bridget473 said...

It's gorgeous! Count me in!

kelly b said...

It's a gorgeous bag. I love all things rusty, and I'm just learning how to quilt!! How did you know this is the bag for me!!

maggi said...

A beautiful bag, how can you bear to give it away. Will happily cover postage to the UK if I get picked. Maggi

tesuque said...

The piping is an eye-catching accent.

AuntieSallie said...

I love the bag and think it is wonderful you are having the giveaway. I'm going to peek at your shop too. Can't wait to see who wins. Good luck to all. AuntieSallie

Chris said...

What a great bag. I would love to win something from you , Beth. Thanks.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Would LOVE to see this in person...off to go check out your shop.

NM_Creatrix said...

Great Idea! Sign me us for the bag!

Jeanne said...

Oops, I hit the comment bottom at the bottom of the page instead of the one after the purse piece. My apologies. The purse is beautifully designed and executed with such exquisite details. I was inspired to visit your shop and couldn't resist the Cafe au Lait scarf. I'd love to be the proud owner of both! -Jeanne

Jan in AZ said...

Beth, you do the coolest stuff - this bag is awesome - thanks for offering it up to some lucky soul!

Linda N said...

What a fantastic little bag. I love your rust dye projects and would be very proud to own one of your items.

Moonwillow said...

Your work is amazzzzzzing and I admore it and feel you are so generous to do a giveaway! I naturally hope that you pick my name but I will be happy for anyone that wins! Merry Christmas

Jo said...

I'll try again, somehow the first comment didn't go through. I've wanted to try rust dying for a while and haven't had nerve enough to do it. This has inspired me, so thank you. Enjoy the blog.

Linda East said...

This bag is so darling...what a great job you did on it...the free motion sewing is awesome...I would love to win this bag and I would most definately be glad to pay the postage...

Linda B in MI said...

Beth I would love to have your little bag...just because it is cute and you made it...
Linda B in MI

Sunnie said...

Beth,
You are doing great work..really getting it out there. 1000 Markets, Thread Society...keep it up!
I am still laughing about that picture of the giant rusted tank/ silo/ ??
This little purse is beautiful!

Sunnie said...

Beth,
You are doing great work..really getting it out there. 1000 Markets, Thread Society...keep it up!
I am still laughing about that picture of the giant rusted tank/ silo/ ??
This little purse is beautiful!

momid5 said...

It is delightedly sassy! I hope to win, thanks for offering it.

dragonfairie said...

I love this little bag, it is so pretty!

Robin in WNC said...

I hope I am not to late to sign up, I just love this little purse. It would look so good on my arm!
Robin in WNC

MizKatie said...

Gorgeous!! I'd love to win.

Michelle said...

That is a charming bag, Beth - nice work!

Debi Minter from WY said...

This bag is just beautiful! The colors are perfect for me! Also, your blog is so fun to read with so much to learn from. You have a gift!
HuGGs!
Debi from FIAA group

Pat said...

I love the bag ! Thanks for being so generous with this give away.

Pat K.

lkallen said...

What a gorgeous bag!! I am definitly bookmarking your site to return often to see your delightful work.
My daughter is purse junkie and would love this bag. I will gladly pay the postage to Canada.

Leslie

Elizabeth Golden said...

What a beautiful bag. I love the simple lines and elegance of it. I have enjoyed reading your blog this morning. You are very talented.

Susan said...

Your bag is really cool!
I've been wanting to try rust dyeing and your bag is certainly a wonderful inspiration.

Susan Parker

Iowa Sunshine said...

I think your bag is wonderful! I sure could use a new one! Mines old. =) I've enjoyed looking over your blog and am going to look more! Thanks for this giveaway. Hope i win. My birthdays in a week so it sure would be nice! =) HUGS

CindyB said...

What a great bag! Love your style. Please put my name in the hat.

Christina said...

What a SuPER BaG!!! You KNoW I ReALLY LiKE YouR RuST Dyed cloth, then add your WoNdErFuL Quilting and that to die for Gorgeous Yarns and no wonder it's so Perfect!!! PiCK mE...I'd LOve to add this FuN Bag to MY FiberArt Collection!!! Heck, should I be LuCKY enough to WiN, I'll build MY new wardrobe around this FuN BAG!!! ;O) DiD I mention I'm a HuGE FaN!!??! HOLiDaY HuGs...Christina @ the dome in the Redwoods

Taylor Neal Grayson said...

I'd love to sign up! It's beautiful. I have absolutely no idea how to sew, but that's my next project to learn.

:) Taylor. :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your new store. You have really lovely things. I'm just now getting into fabrics and I really appreciate your blog.

Niki :-) said...

Today's the quiltathon! Come by and say HI. Tell me what you're working on. Post some pics on your blog. Have fun!

Louise in SW Saskatchewan said...

I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing what you've been up to.

Louise in SW Saskatchewan where day time temps are -25C today with windchill of -40C (-40C= -40F) with colder temps overnight and into Monday....... winter is definitely here!

Val Foster said...

Oh my, I love anything rusted. My heart "dies for rust". This purse is so amazing, and it's fantastic that you're willing to give it away. Thank you for your generosity. Count me in here, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner.

Zora said...

I love your stuff! Not just the bag, the snippet experiments are great. I like the vintage Santa, too. Thanks for sharing!

Scrappy said...

Your bag is lovely and your give away is so much fun. I can't wait to see who the lucky person will be.

Scrappy said...

What a lovely bag! I look forward to seeing who the lucky person will be. Thank you!! Scrappy

WandaM said...

Cool bag Beth!!! Sign me up!!!
Merry Christmas!
WandaM

Sandy said...

The bag is beautiful and I hope it comes home to me. Your work is amazing. Sandy

BrinkOfNorway said...

WOW, your bag is gorgeous!! And, I am signing up for the give away too;)
But, you need to send it all the way to Norway if I am the one picked:))

Marry Christmas to you and your family!!

Beth Wheeler said...

The winner is Terri Head Moose! Terri, please contact me with your address.

Beth