Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Celebrate International Craft Month with Giveaways and a Quilted Cross Body Bag Tutorial





What's the big buzz about?

March is International Craft Month,
and that means it's time to Bee Creative!


The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) is hosting the 22nd annual event. 62.5 million Americans are makers! It's the month to highlight the health benefits, offer special deals, and promote the process of creativity itself. I believe in this. Creativity and making are good for the soul!


Let Us Help You to Bee a Maker!

A One Day Hop to start you off with Inspiration, and a 
honey store of prizes to keep you flying blog to blog. 

Imagine the huge store of 21 Giveaways 
Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal has ready for you to Win!
Check her blog for the list of goodies, and ENTER!




First, my gift to you--a free tutorial for one of my all-time favorite sewing projects, The Pink Doxies Cross Body Bag. Spring is here, and we're all on the go from dawn 'til dusk. Carry your most important things in a stylish and secure little bag so comfortable you won't know you have it on. 

  • Free detailed tutorial with ideas to modify it for your needs.
  • Quick and easy to make for even the newer sewist!




Your Free Tutorial Here


Now how do you win those sweet Giveaways?

1. Visit one or all of the participating blogs below. 
2. Leave a comment with each visit.

3. Use the Rafflecopter widget below, and check off each blog you've visited. 

4. Each blog visit and comment equals one entry!






Don't forget to leave a comment on this post
at Pink Doxies, too!





a Rafflecopter giveaway


I'll Bee Busy Making this month. 
How about YOU?

Come on, Doxies girls.
Let's go sew.

96 comments:

  1. Thank you for the shoulder bag tutorial, I really like it. vanda@chittenden.co.za

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  2. Lovely bag...thanks for the tutorial. Always on the look out for bag projects

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  3. Love the fabric you used in your bag

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  4. I'm currently working on 5 quilts and will be making cards later this month.

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  5. That bag is so cute and perfect for when you want just a few things with you. Thanks so much.

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  6. Great bag! You are talented. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Very pretty little bag. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh my, this is adorable, I need to make one of these for my daughter
    Very sweet fabrics too

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  9. Nice bag, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  10. I love this bag and the quilting is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I've not seen that velcro before. I hate trying to keep up with all the different parts. Thanks.

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  12. Super great bag and tutorial. Looks like a perfect bag for attending quilt shows, retreats, traveling.....all the time. I definitely want to make this for summer with some tropical batiks.
    Thank you for sharing and participating in our Kick Off Celebration for International Craft Month. great job.I couldn't do this without you.
    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  13. Thank you everyone for your kind words here. If you have a question, I'll try to answer it here. Otherwise I'll pop on over to your space to see what you're sewing. That's much more fun than just saying thank you back. Don't you agree?

    Do take the time to enter the Rafflecopter! It's a simple process, and the prizes are wonderful. Check them out on Quilt Shop Gal's page.

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  14. Thanks for the bag tutorial! Yes I agree, there will be too many comments today to answer, at least I hope so, LOL!!

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  15. Finally a decent cross body bag tute! Thank you!

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  16. I like the bag--will have to try that.

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  17. Great bag...thanks for the tutorial

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  18. Great little bag! So many projects, so little time!
    Rosemary

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  19. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial on the Cross Body Bag.

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  20. Lovely bag-- thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  21. Great bag! I love bags and I love blue!!

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  22. What a great bag and nice tutorial. Thank you.

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  23. thanks for the tutorial i will be making one of these very soon.

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  24. The pattern is wonderful. thanks.

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  25. hi julie! how are the llamas? :LeeAnna

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  26. Thank you for the cross-body bag tutorial. I like the fabric you chose.

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  27. HELLO,thanks for all your neat ideas! Thanks for this giveaway too!
    THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR NEAT PROJECTS!
    HAPPY MARCH ! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  28. Wow, thanks for the tutorial. I will enjoy using it.

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  29. your bag is so pretty. thanks for sharing. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  30. The bag is very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Lovely bag, thanks for the tutorial!

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  32. Thank you for the bag tutorial. It's now on my list to make in grey with some red.

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  33. thank you for the pattern, what a lovely bag. I like the fabric you chose for yours. A fun inspiration for the start of International Craft Month.

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  34. Thanks for the tutorial - another project added to my list.

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  35. Thanks for being a part of a great giveaway! jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  36. I love the bag.would be great to trips to theme parks

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  37. Like I said, need to make myself one of these.

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  38. Such a great tutorial, I love that bag!

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  39. Thank you for sharing with a tutorial. I like the structure of the bag. Great color combination.

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  40. Thanks for sharing this great bag tutorial Julie.

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  41. Thank you for the tutorial! I love making bags.

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  42. What a great day to celebrate crafting, with a bag!

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  43. Cute bag, i love your quilting motif.

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  44. Love the bag!
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  45. The bag is so cute! It's looks just perfect for a phone and other small items.

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  46. Lovely bag. Thanks for posting a tutorial.

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  47. Such clear directions for the bag- I've marked it to try as I need a new bag! And I'm going to look for the velcro!
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. I can hardly wait to start making the bag. Thank you for the tutorial
    Happy Quilting :)

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  49. Thank-you for the tutorial. I will be quilting and Spring cleaning all month.

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  50. Thanks for the tutorial! I have quilt tops to quilt on my home machine, and a few WIPs to finish, but I'd like to add your bag to my "make for fun" list.

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  51. I'm pinning this tutorial for later. No wonder you love it! Great looking bag.

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  52. I love the tutorial thank you for sharing

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  53. I love the tutorial thank you for sharing

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  54. love the colors you picted for the cross over bag and pretty cool idea.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  55. Excellent tutorial thank you for sharing!

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  56. Luv your ideas and fun projects. Bag would be great gift and charity project for kids that can sew already.

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  57. I LOVE this bag! Thank you for the tutorial.

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  58. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial w/us!

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  59. Thanks for the pattern! I need to make a few.

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  60. Perfect bag for a granddaughter
    carline, bandcanthony@gmail.com

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  61. I love finding new blogs! Thanks for participating in the mini blog hop!

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  62. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us, and thank you for this wonderful giveaway! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  63. Great tute. That will make a great gift. Thanks.

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  64. These little body bags are my favorite to carry. Great for shopping, craft and quilt shows and traveling when you don't want a big bag.

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  65. Thanks for participating! I am enjoying everyone's creativitiy!

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  66. Oh,I could use a new bag! Thanks for sharing! vickise at gmail dot com

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  67. Thanks for the tutorial. Your bag is really cute!
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  68. Your bag is beautiful!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  69. Thanks for sharing your bag tutorial. I think cross body bags are so convenient to carry and fun to make.

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  70. Your cross body bag is fabulous and I am going to make one for me and one for my granddaughter - thanks for the tutorial.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  71. Cross body bags are my favorite. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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  72. I will be making one of these cute bags for my summer walks with my furry 4-legged friend! It looks easy to carry and can hold just what I need! thanks so much.

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  73. I would love to make my own cross-body bag. That's how I wear my purse. I'm a busy mom of three busy boys and I need my hands free to run and catch them! Thanks!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. Nice tut for the bag. I'm always looking for the perfect bag pattern. Thanks.

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  75. Thank you for the nice bag pattern. It looks great in batiks!

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  76. You little bag looks so adorable, thanks for sharing

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  77. I want a bag like that! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  78. Nice bag. Sometimes a purse is so heavy to carry for a long time.

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  79. Nice bag. Sometimes a purse is so heavy to carry for a long time.

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  80. Thank you for the lovely tutorial. I am new to quilting and can use all the help I can get .
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  81. When I read 'body bag', I admit that I was thinking it would be much larger LOL. What a great project - thank you for sharing!

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