Sunday, 11 November 2012

A Great Friday Feeling - finished orders and I'm a winner!!!

Friday was a good day here at Mad About Bags HQ, not only did I finish off and post a custom order but I also won 4 YES! 4 cross stitch charts in an offer run by Sew and So over on Facebook.

At the beginning of half term the lovely Cheryl from Cakes by Chez asked me if I could make an apron and some bunting for her first fair, using the design from her business card.

and this is what I came up with.....

I really wanted to make the cake appear 3D so used some line stitching and curved the ribbon.

the apron is fully adjustable as the straps slide through a channel down the sides, as I don't know about you but I find that sometimes the neck strap is too long on a pinny!

I used a lovely chocolate and cream polka dot fabric for the lining and the strap.

Cheryl loved her new apron and bunting, and is hopefully going to send me of picture of it in action at the fair.

And now onto my lucky win....

On Friday afternoon just before going to pick Tomas up from school I was on Facebook (like you do) and in my news feed was a free order Friday competition run by Sew and So with a chance to win your order for free if you placed an order for £20 or more before 4pm, so I quickly popped over to there website as I had already placed four cross stitch charts in my baskets ready to purchase sometime in the future. I placed my order, paid and went off to school. I had a lovely email when I returned from Yvette over at Sew and So telling me that I had won my order for free Yippee!!!

Here is what I won...

click on each photo for a bigger picture and more details.

You couldn't fault the service as the charts were delivered the following morning, now I just have to resist the urge to start them before finishing off all my other WIP's.
So if you have never heard of Sew and So pop over to their website for lots of lovely sewing, embroidery and cross stitch goodies, and for the knitters amongst you they also have a site for you called Dragon's Yarns.
And that's not all if you sign up for their newsletter you get 5% off your online order.
Right I'm off to use my 5% off to get the fabrics that I need to get started on my first season, I think I should go for Spring (gives me a bit more time to get it finished, but Paul thinks I should just crack on and get winter finished first, what do you think?


  1. The apron and bunting look very impressive. Congrats on winning your order. I'm so slow I'd have to start on autumn to ensure I finished on time. They all look really pretty.
    Ali x

  2. Your makes are fab and what a lucky girl - great win x

  3. Off to have a look at Dragon's Yarns - can't resist. Well done on your fab win - I think you should go for the Spring choice, especially with Xmas hurling towards us at a rate of noughts!!You couldn't fit one more into your lovely Swap could you, Tracy?No probs if you can't.

  4. Yay, well done you.

    I hope you are actually going to get those cross stitch kits made though ;p Hahaha. We will have to arrange some crafty evenings after Christmas as I have loads of cross stitch patterns I want to get done too :) x x x x

  5. Hi Tracy. Did you get my email about the swap? I'm at, maybe it went to your spam?
    Lisa x

  6. Love the apron and bunting, and well done for winning the cross stitch! Hopefully you can show them when you have had time to finish them!!! I'm still thinking about 'cracker swap' things!! :)

  7. Love the apron and of course the bunting too. Lucky you winning that order! I used to do quite a bit of cross stitch but it got I just didn't know where to put all the things I made so I'm back with my crochet.

    I'm thinking about my cracker swap bits perhaps you can give me ideas.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  8. Hello Tracy

    Could you send me your postal address please via email.


    Amanda :-)


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