Friday, July 24, 2009

Exciting News and A Blogoversary Giveaway


We have been planning this for a while and now it is done. I have partnered with my friend Shells to offer handmade sock bags for sale. These are available for sale at Shells' etsy shop. Initially we have three different patterns for sale but it may add more if this venture takes off,InshaAllah. We also plan to introduce another line of bags. Also check out Shells gorgeous handspun! (it seems we had our first sale, alhamdoLillah :D )



And this has almost coincided with my blogoversay so I am going to offer one bag as a giveaway (I have multiples). Just comment on this post, stating the one you like best and that gets you an entry. You can link to the giveaway and earn another entry. (Just be sure to add the link's link in your comment.) the giveaway closes July 31, and I will have a draw on 1st August.

65 comments :

  1. I like the purple one...would it be wrong to use them to carry thread for doilies instead of sock yarn???
    Congratulations on your blogiversary and the new shop.

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  2. Mrsfife...Thanks. no, it would be perfectly appropriate. I use my bags to carry my crochet WIPs all the time.

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  3. Great bags! No need to enter me in the contest - these colors are not "me" - but I wanted to say they look beautiful!

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  4. Ohhh.
    They are beautiful.
    I love the colors of all of them.

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  5. blue one is really nice. my mom would like it =D

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  6. Assalaamu aleikum,

    I really like the purple one! Those are great bags, maybe I'll actually take the plunge and knit up some of the sock yarn I have stashed away. Heh heh...

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  7. Gorgeous concept! I love how you made the underside of the strap a complimenting pattern.

    For me, has to be the blue one (though they are all lovely - I'm just a sucker for blue)

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  8. I love the colours, especially the purple one!

    Happy blogoversary!

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  9. Not really fair of me to comment since I have some of them in my possession, but for statistical data, I'd not be able to choose between the blue and the pink/orange combo. I think this is my love of bright colors shining through.

    These bags are truly wonderful for more than knitting projects. I use mine for a sock project bag, but I also use it to hold my cash/ID/cell phone when I go on a bike ride. I just stick it in the bike bag, and then pull it out and strap it over my wrist when I get to a destination. I also use it when I change to a handbag that doesn't have enough pockets!

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  10. Wow, those are cute (esp. the blue one). Happy blogoversary!

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  11. I love the pink flowers. These are definitely a great idea for those small projects. I'm attempting my first crocheted socks and need a place to keep them while I work. Thanks!

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  12. happy blogiversary! They are all very nice bags, love that design. For me color wise? The blue first with the pink closely following!

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  13. Neat bags! I like the purple one best. Also I love the, Alien Baby yarn, in you and your friends esty shop. It would make some awesome socks!
    Thanks, for giving us all a chance to get one of your great bags!
    KJo (on Ravelry)

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  14. They are all so cute. The first bag would be my first choice, just love blues and the hearts are a nice touch!

    Crossing my fingers, that bag could come in handy for my road trip to Texas.

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  15. The turquoise one is hands-down my favorite. Thanks for hosting!
    munkiknits at yahoo.com

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  16. Nice bags. I definitely like the pink & orange flowers best. Congrats!

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  17. I love the blue roses. It combines my two hobbies--knitting (esp. socks) and rose gardening. Blue roses are every rose gardener's fantasy!

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  18. Don't enter me! I just wanted to say Happy Blogoversary! I have one of your wonderful bags and use it all the time!

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  19. All of the bags are awesome! I think I love the blue one best though.

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  20. teal roses! I think that's my favorite.

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  21. I love blue, so the blue bag would be my first choice, however, they are all lovely!! I would like to win one of these bags to give to my friend. She's just learned to knit socks! :) samm@rav....

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  22. totally cute! I think i like the teal the best :)

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  23. how fun! I really like the blue one!

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  24. Hi back for a 2nd entry...I linked your post to my blog. Check it out at

    http://gloria-uncinetto.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaway-cute-sock-bag.html

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  25. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!! I really love the purple one! I'm a purple-aholic.

    Andrea aka SpringSplndr at Ravelry

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  26. As always, beautiful work! And a great idea too!

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  27. I really love the purple one. So pretty.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  28. I love the blue, the combination of the rose pattern and the hearts is just so sweet! I hope you don't mind if I post a link to this contest on my blog.

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  29. I'm a socknitter so MUST have one of these! The aqua bag with the heart fabric on the handle...that's the one I like best.

    I want that second chance so am posting on my blog...
    www.keepyouinstitches.blogspot.com

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  30. Raise your hand if you like the purple one best!! I can think of a thousand uses for these cuties. If I win, please be patient to notify me after Aug 9......

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  31. Congratulations and much joy in your new venture!

    It would be difficult to choose, as they are all so pretty...but I think the purple.

    Thank you for having a giveaway, and Happy Blogoversary :)

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  32. Happy Blogiversary! The bags are gorgeous! I love the purple one - my favorite color of all. I like the complimentary pattern on the strap. Check out my blog - http://lizardknits.com/ I linked to you.

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  33. They are adorable. Congrats and Happy Blogdom.

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  34. I like the purple bag and I will put you on my blog.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  35. I would have to have the purple one!! That is my favorite color and already have lots to go with it and in it!!
    Good luck with your new shop!

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  36. i love the turquoise bag....and i love the purple bag...

    happy blogiversary!

    much luck with your etsy shop!

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  37. I love the pinkkkk one. Super adorable super cute. Congrats on your blogaversary and the new shop. Wishing you all the best !!
    shaparin[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  38. I like the blue one best, and if I don't win, I hope to order one! It is fun to support small businesses. :-)

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  39. Lovely bags Umme, the pink one is very cheery. How are the power outages this week?

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  40. I love the purple one. very nice vbarton24 at gmail dot com

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  41. Happy blogiversary!

    I love the pink bag, closely followed by the turquoise ... it took me a while to decide. Lovely work!

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  42. ohh - I keep coming back to the pink, then the blue then the purple - and back to the Pink, - so Pink! They look like great project bags all around - not just for socks - bet they'll go like hot-cakes! best of luck to you!!

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  43. I'm with the others who are having a hard time choosing. In the end, I think I'd choose the pink. I have a little boy, so I don't get to play with a lot of girly colors.

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  44. The pink is happy, the blue is elegant, and the purple is just beautiful, so I guess I need all three;)
    Okay if I have to pick just one the blue.

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  45. very pretty! I think I like the blue best, then the pink!

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  46. Hello, Congratulations on your wonderful and inspiring blog. If I won I would choose the blue toned one. Happy days.

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  47. great bags! i really like the blue one.

    juliaa on rav

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  48. They are just gorgeous! I love them all...........

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  49. I love the blue one =D It's so cute ^__^ Happy bloganniversary!

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  50. Happy day to you. I love the blue one. ooh and the pink one too.

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  51. I love the blue flowers. They're subtle and sophisticated! I'm sure it would be fantastic for socks-in-progress. Thanks!

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  52. Wow, what a hard choice! I think the purple is my favorite.

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  53. Pink and orange is my fav! (of course) :D

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  54. Adore the purple!

    Happy anniversary and good luck with your shop! :)

    MariAngel on Ravelry

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  55. I love the pink one with the flowers - although they are all very nice looking!

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  56. I love both the teal and the pink bags equally, but that girly pink just keeps on tugging at my heart!

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  57. Happy blogoversary! :D

    I love all your bags. My fave is the PINK one!

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  58. My favorite is the blue/teal one! It just looks so classy. These could be used for soooo many things! They're all very beautiful.

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  59. I love reading your blog and seeing how similar we are, despite the obvious differences in geography and religion. Your children are so beautiful, I am sure they have a beautiful mother, and certainly a crafty and loving one.

    I love the bags! I would love to receive one, and if my car had not just had an expensive repair I have to go pay for today, I would order one from your shop today!

    Goodluck and keep writing... you're a talented knitter and writer and its awesome to read!

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  60. They are all so cute! It's hard to pick a favorite.....but the blue one would be my first choice.

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  61. I love the blue bag! Thank you!

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  62. I like the purple sock bag the most.

    Thank you

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  63. Love the pink one!
    Congrats on your blogiversary

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