Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Giveaway!

Here we are at the first of the month again! Time for me to give something away :o) Today I'm raiding my stash to allow one winner to walk away with...read on!

This zippered hobo was listed in the shop at one point, but I think I deactivated it to display it at a craft show. I just never reactivated the listing. Made from Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom line in Meadow Tortoise Plaid, and accented and lined with Caribe Blossoms Buds, it has a roomy interior with a large slip pocket, one roomy outside pocket on one side, as well. Approximate dimensions are: 13"wx 9.5"hx 2.5"d; 1" wide shoulder strap has about a 14" drop. This is a cute, cute, cute summer purse, made from my absolute favorite color combinations! (*As you can see the zipper is a bit wonky, but it works just fine, and other than that it is perfectly sound, I promise!)




Here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment on this post about whether you are right- or left-handed, and whether or not that makes a difference in which shoulder you wear your purses, and how the zipper closures are oriented (ie, do you like your purse to be closed with zipper pull at the front end of your bag or the back). Please be sure to leave your email in your first comment so that I can get in touch with you if you are the winner!

2. For extra entries, leave me separate comments with links of where you've "shouted out" about this giveaway (blog, twitter, social networks, etc.)

Comments can be left starting Wednesday, July 1, 2009 through 11:59pm Tuesday, July 14, 2009. The more links you leave the more chances you have of winning! I'll randomly select one winner the morning of Wednesday, July 15th, and announce the winner on this blog.

Good Luck! Amy

56 comments:

marian said...

Super contest im right handed and I always wear my purses on the right side...I like the zipper to start on the front right side closest to me.Keeping my fingers crossed that I win.Marian

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Rosalynn said...

I am right handed and usually wear my purse on my left shoulder. I don't have a preference on which end the zipper starts, I always pull my purse off my shoulder when I open it. But I do love having a zipper closure. LOVE this purse!

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Catherine said...

I'm righthanded. I usually start with my bag on the left shoulder, but switch shoulders often. I agree with Rosalynn that I have no preference on the zipper because I take the bag off of my shoulder first.

catherineh_78@yahoo.com

Life must be lived as play said...

nice purse :)
Im a right handed, wear my purses on my right shoulder... and about the zipper.. what ever it is... doesnt matter with me.. ur work are awesome.. wanted to win this contest..

silvergurl22@gmail.com

Cabootique said...

I am right handed and I wear my purse on my right shoulder. I like the zipper to be closest to me.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

pumpkinlady430 said...

I am a lefty, Southpaw, and once would have been thought of as a witch back in history favoring the "wrong" hand....and I wear my purse on my right shoulder, so I can reach in fairly easily.

The giveaway summer purse is a gem, the colors are exciting!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I am right handed and I prefer to wear my purse on my right shoulder with the zipper pull closed toward the front. I just find it easier to use my right hand to unzip and get into my purse and grab my phone or whatever else when I only have one hand free to work with.

danielle78@comcast.net

Eliza said...

I'm right handed! So I prefer to wear purses on the right shoulder. I usually take off my purse when I open it, but if I don't, then I prefer the zipper closure to be on the back, because that way it's more easier to pull it with the left hand! :D

Great giveaway!

fairy_lizz@hotmail.com

Susan said...

Great purse! Let's see, I'm right handed so I wear my purse mostly on my left shoulder so I can reach into it with my right hand. I like the zipper pull on the right (if you are looking at the front of the purse). I have gotten so lately I like magnetic closures on my purse rather than zippers. They are easier to get into but close securely.

mssumianju@yahoo.com

Audrey said...

I am right handed, usually wear my purse on the left shoulder. I prefer purses without zippers, so mine doesn't have one. If it did would probably like the zipper pull to be in the front of me.
Audrey
audreyscountrycrafts (at) gmail (dot) com

TopHat said...

I'm right handed and I wear my purses on my left side so that it's not bumping into my hand as I do things. The zipper doesn't matter to me.

JuliaA said...

i've never thought about this! i'm right handed and usually carry my purse on the right side. it seems natural for the purse zipper to be in the front when i'm carrying it that way.

Michelle said...

Interesting question. I'm right handed, and wear my purse on my right shoulder. I also prefer my zipper to begin in the front. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie said...

pretty purse :) I am right handed/wear my purse on my right side. Doesn't matter to me if the zipper is on the back or the front of the purse-as long as it works.:)

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Alterity Art said...

Cute bag! I am right handed and wear my bag on my left shoulder. I prefer it to zip from back to front while it is on my shoulder.

great giveaway!

kimfdim@aol.com

Alterity Art said...

Just tweeted your give-away!

http://twitter.com/alterityart/status/2447511256

Jennifer said...

Beautiful purse! I'm right-handed and I always wear my purse on the right side. I like the zipper to be at the front of the bag, so I can reach it easily.

Jennifer said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/wenebara/statuses/2448943345

Jennifer said...

I posted this contest on my blog.

http://goodwillgoddess.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways.html

Melissa said...

I am right handed, and I usually wear the bags/purses on my left shoulder.

Like other people, I usually pull the purse off my shoulder when I open it, but sometimes, I don't feel like it.

In those instances, I like having the zipper start on the end further away, so I can pull it down instead of pull it up.

If that makes sense...

Suzanne said...

I'm right handed, so I have to wear my purse on my right shoulder. As far as zipper placement goes, I like it facing to where I can pull it toward me to open it.

sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/2450481567

Suzanne said...

I posted a link on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/kiddo47

greggs1 said...

Hobo bags are my bags of choice since my bag is a dumping ground. When you reach into my bag you never know what you may find. I am right-handed and usually wear my bag on my left shoulder. Love zippers and prefer zips back to front.

Mary Ann said...

Cute purse. I am right handed and almost always wear my purse on my right shoulder. I like the zipper to start on the front so it is easy to reach without taking the purse off.


maryann726@gmail.com

Alterity Art said...

I did a spot on my blog about your giveaway...

http://alterityart.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways-challenges-and-pictures.html

janil said...

I'm right handed and I always wear my purse on the right side...I like the zipper starting on the front right side closest to me too.

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Thanks for the giveaway!

daer0n said...

I am right handed and for me it does make a difference on which shoulder i wear my purses, for some reason, even though i am right handed i can't wear them in my right shoulder! they have to go in my left one all the time, as for zipper orientation, i don't have a preference.

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/sewartsy-purse-giveaway.html

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

daer0n said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/2466444923

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

anarchafemina said...

i am right handed and like to wear my purse on my right shoulder. i prefer my zippers to be on the top of the bag, if you know what i mean. i'm not really a fan of front or back enclosures!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

kat-heel-well said...

I am also a righty, and wear my bag on my left shoulder. I prefer the zipper to open front to back, both so that it's easily accessible by my free right hand AND so that no one can come up behind me on my train commute and get in my bag from the back (which they could if it zipped back to front).
kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com

XauXau said...

Hey!

So info about me: I'm right handed, mostly I wear all my bags over the shoulder and it dangles on my right said. I prefer if the zipper is on the front - it seems more safer that way. :)

My mail:
alise.lake@gmail.com

Karen said...

I am right handed and I never thought about it so I had to try it! I do wear my purse on my left shoulder. I like the zipper to close all the way. I knock my purses over and all my stuff tumbles out. It is so embarrassing! LOL I think it helps if the zipper closes from the front or the side closest to me.

clutzyk21556@aol.com

Belinda M said...

I am left handed and wear my purse on my right shoulder. It does not matter to me where the zipper starts because I take my purse off my shoulder to open it. I like having the zipper instead of some kind of closure, makes me feel more secure and when I am out and if I happen to drop my purse I do not have to worry that everything may come spilling out.

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secret cake said...

I am right handed and prefer to wear my purses over my right shoulder for purses with shorter straps. For purses with longer straps, I wear across my left shoulder with the purse against my right hip. I really like multiple pockets and magnetic zip closures. Also, a matching small zippered pouch would be awesome!

Thank you for the opportunity!

secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

Pam said...

I am right handed and wear my purse on my right shoulder. I like to zipper from front to back. Thanks for the giveaway!

Liz said...

You are asking me questions that I'm not sure I've ever paid attention to!

I'm right-handed and wear my purse on my right. It feels so weird to be on my left!

I think the zipper placement doesn't matter to me since I don't always wear my purse the same way and usually put my purse down to open it. I guess as I think about it now, I'd prefer that it open away from me.

I love this bag and need a new purse (I just had to toss an old fave that was beyond repair).

liz.nelson.531 AT gmail DOT com

TZel said...

I am right handed and carry my purse on my right shoulder and like to have the zipper in front. Very pretty purse! Thank you!

lace said...

I'm right handed and wear my purse mostly on my left (though sometimes on the right). I've never thought about the zipper before. I guess if it's on my left I like the zipper to be towards the back that way when I open the purse i'm pulling towards my right (with my right hand).

tstreasures said...

Righty here and everything, including my purse just has to be on the right side! I also prefer the zipper to open front to back so I can get to it without having to set it down (if necessary).

theresas.treasures@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I'm left-handed, and never thought about it much, but I probably do keep my purse on my right shoudler more often. I keep the zipper opening facing towards me, when I think of it - a side effect of having my wallet stolen once!

emily.cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I'm right handed, and always wear my purse on the right side. I like the zipper to be closed at the front of the bag. I'm pretty anal huh?
Niffer1976@hotmail.com. :-) miss you Aim!

Kristine said...

I am right handed and put the bag on my left shoulder! I also like the zipper to start on the right side of the bag on the front side! Now, I just need to remember to put the bag on with the front facing away from me!!! Wonderful bag!!

kf.ahlskog@gmail.com

babalisme said...

I am right handed and it doesn't really bother me on which side of shoulder I rest my bags, but mostly on the right side, when the right side get tired, I flip it to the left..as for zipper orientation too, I really don't mind how they are sewn to the bag.

noble beeyotch said...

i am right handed, and i prefer to wear it on my right shoulders. I prefer the zipper to be on the front for convenience.

fashionfrugality said...

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fashionfrugality said...

I am left handed. I seem to prefer wearing my purse on my left arm/shoulder. I don't have a preference as to zipper orientation.
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andrea v said...

i'm right handed and usually wear my purse on my right shoulder. I guess I've never thought about which way the zipper goes. Thanks
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minishoes1 said...

I am right handed and wear my purse on my right shoulder and the zipper doesn't really matter. great giveaway! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Michele P. said...

I am right handed and use my purse only on my rt arm/shoulder. Zipper placement doesn't really matter, most of the time my zipper is open anyways ;)

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Rose said...

I am right handed and usually start with my bag on my right shoulder, when it gets sore after too much shopping i change it over lol.
Zipper end doesnt bother me, but i usually have the zipper at the front of which ever shoulder i happen to be wearing it on.
Your bag is gorgeous! I love the bright happy colours :)

Rose

chocolatesoap@hotmail.com

Shanda said...

I am right handed and wear my purse on the right shoulder. I like the zipper to be in the front so it is accessible to me, not other people.
shan_da@hotmail.com

sewmelody said...

Wonderful giveaway:)

I am right handed and although I try to wear them on my left, always end up with them on my right. I like the zipper to be at the front end so that I can easily draw it open while I'm wearing it.

www.sewmelody.etsy.com

Andrea said...

I am right handed, and I always wear my purses or bags on my left side. I like my zipper to start in the front...it makes it easier to grab my wallet without taking the bag off.
I love this purse by the way! Awesome colours!

andrea_swan1@yahoo.ca

Tylerpants said...

I'm right handed so I wear my purses on my right side. I never thought about zipper placement, I guess it doesn't really matter to me!

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