My first giveaway! I’m so excited!
A friend of mine, Sasha Johns, designs these wonderful bags.
Isn't it so cute????!!!!
I asked her how she started doing them and what gave her the idea, and her answer is so much better than anything I could have ever written; I thought I would just share it with you.
So, here it is… straight from Sasha…
“I got the idea for the bags a couple of years ago when I was looking for an inexpensive craft idea for my MOPS group. (Mother's of Preschoolers) We had a great time making them, but I kept thinking I could do so much better with them if I had the time to put into it. (ha ha...still struggling with that one)
So this summer, when I was "overdue" with my third child and my house was spotless from nesting, and I didn't feel like going anywhere in the triple digit heat, and I needed something to take my mind off of the waiting, I decided to revisit this idea and make some thank you gifts for those that were helping me with the birth. I then began to think it would be a great idea to make a little Christmas cash and had intended to do some Fall Festivals.
THEN we started making some big changes in our lives and decided to move to Alabama, so that part (the Fall Festivals) fell through, but the idea hasn't. I named my little business, New Leaf Canvas, because my husband and I are turning over new leaves of change in Alabama.
Right now my bags are printed with a variety of leaves that I collected from local trees. I just use paint to paint the underside of the leaves and then press the painted side of the leaves into canvas bags. I try to keep them whimsical and light, and plan to also spend some time adding a few embellishments as I develop the "line" of bags.
Decorating the bags is a fun creative outlet for me. I get so busy "doing" all day, that it's fun for me to play with the leaves at night when the kids are asleep and break out the artist wannabe inside. They are very simple I realize, but I think that is some of the charm actually.”
“Artist Wannabe”… yeah right! These bags are so creative, there is no way you can make these and NOT be an artist!
Her bags range in price from $10 to $20 depending on size and embellishment.
You can see more pictures of her bags by clicking here. She will also try to get them on Etsy as soon as possible and I will let you know when she does.
She can customize bags for you for a short period (while the leaves are still available!).
AND, she has offered free shipping for anyone that orders before November 21st.
Sasha has generously given me the one pictured above to give away to one of my readers!
There are three ways to enter to win the bag.
- Follow me with Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, or subscribe to my posts via email. Then, just leave me a comment telling me you’ve done so. (This one is required and must be done before any others will be counted.)
- Go to Sasha’s facebook page and come back and leave a comment telling me which bag you would like to own or any other comment about her bags.
- This one will give you 5 extra entries: Buy a bag from Sasha (remember you have free shipping until Nov. 21st) and come back and tell me. (You will need to leave 5 separate comments in order to be entered 5 times)
Giveaway ends on November 19, 2010 at 10 pm.