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:

Vanda Chittenden said...

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

Karin said...

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

Connie Kauffman said...

Love the fabric you used in your bag

FunThreads Designs said...

Great bag.Thanks for sharing

Patty D from NC said...

What a nice tutorial! thanks

margaret said...

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

Dana Gaffney said...

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

Darlington Delights said...

Great bag! You are talented. Thanks for sharing.

Renea said...

Very pretty little bag. Thanks for sharing.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

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

quilter said...

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

Joyce Carter said...

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

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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

QuiltShopGal said...

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

Julie said...

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.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

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

Pam said...

Finally a decent cross body bag tute! Thank you!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

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

Deborah Heddleson said...

Great bag, Julie!

Ellen said...

Great bag...thanks for the tutorial

Nellie Duclos said...

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

Donna W said...

Thanks for the fantastic tutorial on the Cross Body Bag.

Sarah J said...

Lovely bag-- thanks for sharing the tutorial!

beaquilter said...

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

works4me said...

What a great bag and nice tutorial. Thank you.

cjmont said...

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

RevTrudy said...

The pattern is wonderful. thanks.

LA Paylor said...

hi julie! how are the llamas? :LeeAnna

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute bag.

Susan said...

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

Linda said...

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

Gene Black said...

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

Lori Smanski said...

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

Allison CB said...

The bag is very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Marie said...

Lovely bag, thanks for the tutorial!

abeullah said...

thanks for the tutorial

Claire Sutherland said...

Love your bag. X

Laura said...

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

Marian said...

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.

Krista Wells said...

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

rrjane011749 said...

Love the bag!

Joanne G said...

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

Betsy said...

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

Sandra Walker said...

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

Christine Slaughter said...

Such a great tutorial, I love that bag!

Janie said...

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

Stitchin At Home said...

Love your bag Julie.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Cute bag. Thanks!

Lisa J. said...

Thanks for sharing this great bag tutorial Julie.

Dody said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I love making bags.

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

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

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Handy bag. Thanks for the tut.

Emily C said...

Cute bag, i love your quilting motif.

Peggy said...

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

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute bag. Thanks for the tutorial.

PK Sews said...

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

Cloud 9 said...

Lovely bag. Thanks for posting a tutorial.

Donna said...

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

Sheila Ivany said...

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

GranChris said...

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

Beth said...

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.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

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

Darlene Poirier said...

Thank you for sharing.

kathyinozarks said...

I love the tutorial thank you for sharing

kathyinozarks said...

I love the tutorial thank you for sharing

anna brown said...

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

Brenda said...

Excellent tutorial thank you for sharing!

Joanne Alburger said...

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

delaineelliott said...

I LOVE this bag! Thank you for the tutorial.

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Jen Beatty said...

Thanks for sharing this great tutorial w/us!

teachpany said...

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

Nancy in IN said...

Cute bag. Thanks for tutorial

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Perfect bag for a quilt show!

Carline said...

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

Quilter Bridget said...

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

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

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

annmarie said...

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

MissPat said...

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.

Susan said...

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

vicki said...

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

The Victorian Girl said...

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

Nancy said...

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

lauraluvsloons said...

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

Pauline Perry said...

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

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

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

Lindah said...

Cute bag!

Kathy E. said...

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.

Rachell said...

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

Mom C said...

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

Seacoast Quilter said...

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

Lori Miller said...

You little bag looks so adorable, thanks for sharing

Mary Eng said...

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

JANET said...

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

JANET said...

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

sisylyn2 said...

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

Carol J said...

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!