Friday, May 22, 2015

Cute Finishes and a Giveaway!

So, this week my blog reached over 100,000 hits! I'm so excited that this little blog I started to keep a record of my projects is doing so well. Even more amazing is my Instagram account. I already have nearly 500 followers there. I love everything about Instagram. So, I made a few things this week a knit hat, an hour basket, and a Curvy Clutch. I'll get to the giveaway at the end.

I finished my second Fair Isle hat and I love it even more than the first! The colors of this one are so much more me and the hat was a little more loose so it fits my head better.

I love how neat the insides of these hats look. I used to be love to cross stitch and I always thought the same thing about those backs too.

Here are the two hats together. The one on the left I just finished and the one on the right follows the pattern. You can find the pattern by Feral Knitter here.

Also, I am in a hour basket swap so I thought I'd whip one up so I knew the ropes before making a fancier one. I adore this Cotton and Steel print with the metallic dots from Dear Stella and have three things from this combo now. The basket went together really well and I can't wait to whip up another one.

I've also started working on teacher presents. This is the Curvy Clutch from Pink Door Fabrics and it is amazing! Seriously, if you don't own one you should. Which brings me to the giveaway...

I am giving away two curvy clutches in the colors or designer of your choice. One giveaway will run on Instagram and one here. Feel free to enter both. When the giveaway ends next Friday I will pick a winner and let you know. Then we'll work together to get the fabric you love.
To enter the giveaway here simply leave a comment telling me your favorite fabric designers or colors. I've been branching out lately and love hearing new names to try and new color combinations. The giveaway will close with my post next Friday and I will announce a winner. PLEASE, make sure I have a way to contact you. If you are a no reply blogger leave an email. If I can't contact you through email you will not be eligible to win. Followers are always appreciated but not necessary to win. Since I know my hits are coming in from all over the world to celebrate I am willing to ship anywhere you happen to be.

You can also find me on Instagram @julieschloemer and enter to win there as well. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! To help get the word out I'm linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday.

17 comments:

  1. Ooh! What a lovely giveaway! I love fabric. Period. But if I have to pick, I really like Angela Walters, Tula Pink (it'd be fab in a clutch, no?), Allison Glass, soft stuff of Robyn Pandolph's or French General, Three Sisters...okay, you get the drift, love fabric. Uh huh! Congrats on the numbers! That is awesome. And your hat! So cute! I made a couple pairs of fingerless gloves which I love, and have been feeling at a bit of a loss with no knitting on the go. Might have to check out some beanies...

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  2. I love your hats and the clutches look great too. I love Lily Ashbury's fabrics. Trade Winds was my favourite collection ever!

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  3. Awesome giveaway!! My favourite colours are green, aqua and navy :) Oh and white, grey and red!!

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  4. I love the curvy pouch just as you made it! My favorite in general is Zen Chic by Moda, but there are lots of fun fabrics out there!

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  5. I love all sorts of fabrics! I like the hearty good wishes sea themed fabrics through I've forgotten the designer! Also love anything bright like Tula Pink and Alison Glass's Ex Libris. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize :) x

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  6. I love so many different designers! Bonnie and Camille, Tula Pink, Heather Ross, Sweetwater, I could go on and on! To make it easy though, I love the one that you've featured!

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  7. Your hats are adorable!! My favorite fabric designer is Camille Roskelley (love her prints and colors). Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. My favourite designer is Zen Chic - I love the latest Reel Time fabric line.
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  9. I love your hats, the colors are fantastic, I really like you hour bag although I would have to change the name if I made it to five hour bag. My favorite fabric is anything with the metallic in it. I really like the teacher bag, if I don't win I would like to buy one for my favorite teacher Laura.

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  10. So talented Julie! I'm not up on designers and fabric but nautical print with anchors(navy/white) with hot pink accents or interior would be adorable!

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  11. Love the hat! If I had to go with one designer, I think right now, I would pick Zen Chic. I just ordered a fat quarter bundle of their Reel Time collection and it's fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway - I really like that pouch!

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  12. Lovely work! I've got to try the hour basket soon! :) If I had to pick a favourite designer it would have to be Leah Duncan. Thanks so much for linking up with TGIFF this week! :)

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  13. The hat is beautiful... I like solid blue and red colors!

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  14. I must make that basket soon. I really like the new Cotton and steel black and white range but I'm still drawn to most things by Malka Dubrawsky and Lotta Jansdotter.

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  15. My current favorite color combo is pink and yellow. I'm in a springy frame of mind!

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  16. Sweet! I enjoy a local PDX designer, violet craft. I am impressed by your hats :)

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