Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Fun Giveaway & A Little Tutorial

Hello & Welcome Tatertots & Jello Fans!
I think I know why your here.
Well your at the right place.
I'm having a giveaway.
Do you see those two little clutches down below. Well, last week I saw the tutorial for these
little darlins over at MADE. Did you know they are doing a celebration of mothers over there. Well, the tutorial was done by the darling & ever so talented Anna (I may or may not have a daughter with that name - so I'm a bit partial). Please check out her blog Noodlehead & all her lovely creations.
Anyhow, I decided that I just had to make these for my giveaway. So, I DID!
Thanks Anna!




The inside has two card pockets.



So, this is how it goes: I will randomly choose one winner & that winner will have their choice of which one of the two is their favorite.
Here's how you enter:
*One entry for leaving a comment here on my blog.
*A second entry for leaving a comment on Jen's blog Tatertots & Jello
*A third entry for becoming a follower of MY BLOG.
Please leave a seperate comment here telling me each entry that you have done so that I can keep track of your entries.
Clear as MUD!
The Giveaway will close on Sunday night 5/2
at midnight!
Thanks again for everything Jen - I really appreciate you and all your bloggy love!
Visit tatertotsandjello.com
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Here's that flower tutorial I promised.

YOu all probably know how to make these. There are so many darling fabric flowers all over bloggy land. For those few that don't scroll down and I will show you.
First cut four of the same size circles. I use my pinking shears to add some fun texture!

Fold each of them in half - you can iron them if you like - I don't!
AT this point you could also insert circles of netting into the circles. In one of the pictures below you will see one that I did that with. It gives it extra fluff and flair!
Then you just began overlapping them. Round and round!




When you get to the last one you lay it down and then flip the first ones end over it. You know like when you fold a box so that it will stay shut. Sorry the picture is a bit fuzzy.
Then I sew a little X in it to hold it all together. I've glued the pieces together before as well.


Add another one on top of that one to give it a fun layered look!




I didn't have the perfect button to go in the middle so I just took one of my ugly buttons that had a shank on the bottom and I mod podged fabric to the top of the button. How cute is that. You can cute up all your old ugly buttons like this. I'm gonna!


You could also add a rolled flower to the center of one of these or some chipboard buttons. Mix it up and have fun.
Happy to answer any questions!
Smiles,

140 comments:

  1. I posted a comment at Tatertots and Jello!

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  2. I am now following your blog! Thanks!

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  3. Those are the cutest clutches and your tutorial was great. Thanks.

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  4. I left a comment over at Tatertots and Jello thanking her for introducing Dangerously Domestic to us.

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  5. I'm a new follower. Hope I win one of the bags!

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  6. OH a clutch- you are fantastic. Heading over to Tatertots and Jello now.

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  7. I am now a follower and I am loving your clutches!

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  8. Oooo! I want one of those clutches!!! And I will be looking for that pear book tutorial!!!

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  9. love your blog! I am a follower of tatertots and jello, and now you! cute stuff! thanks for the flower demo... I tried making one before, and messed it up pretty bad :) ... adorable bags, I'm hoping to win!

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  10. I love this project! I just moved into a new house and am redoing the 2nd bedroom to be guestroom/craft room! I see chickenwire in my future!

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  11. Oh and I "googlereadered" your blog :)

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  12. I left a comment for you over at TT&J!

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  13. Hi Jen...I found you over at Jen's. Boy, is that ever confusing! I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway! :)

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  14. I am now a follower of yours!

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  15. I left Jen (the other one!) a comment! :)

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  16. I'm a follower!!! The clutches are sooooooooo cute!!!!!! Heading over to Tatertots & Jello to enter again.. :)

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  17. left a comment on Jens blog ( tater tots and jello) :)

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  18. I am a blog follower :) LoVe your cute blog!

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  19. Eeeeeek!
    How cute are you!!
    I am stalking/following you now!
    Thanks for the great projects!!
    =)

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  20. I would LOVE to win one of those clutches!! And I LOVE your blog--the pear shaped book caught my eye and I will definitely be researching your blog to find out how you did that! And that chicken wire framed art is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I am also a loyal follower now! :)

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  22. So, so, so cute!!!!!!!!

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  23. I also commented at Tatertots and Jello!

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  24. I posted a comment on Tator Tots & Jello's blog too! :)

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  25. Oh my gosh!! I love the clutches. And the frame. And the fabric flowers. You're too cute. Thanks!

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  26. Jen -
    You are just the cutest girl. I love those clutches. Seriously darling! Thanks for guest posting on my blog. Don't count this as an entry -- I want one of your followers to win :)

    XOOX
    Jen

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  27. Love these clutches! Pick me!!
    warren5@comcast.net

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  28. Hopped over from Tator Tots & Jello! Love your blog!
    ~Rebekah

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  29. Hi! Love the clutches. You have a great blog and neat tutorials,too!

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  30. I want one, thanks for the giveaway! Love Tatertots and Jello and am happy to have found your blog as well!

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  31. Also, leaving a comment on Tatertots and Jello! :)

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  32. I commented on tatertots and jello

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  33. Those are too cute! I love the yellow and white polka dots!

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  34. Such cuteness!! So glad to have found your blog!!

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  35. I left a comment for Jen:) You shared a great tutorial!

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  36. I commented at Tatertots and Jello as well!!

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  37. Left a comment at Tatertots and Jello. Love your chicken wire frame - it's very charming.

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  38. Your clutches are the cutest ones I've seen - especially the yellow one.

    I'd LOVE to win one as I know I don't have the skills to make something so pretty.

    Great job.

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  39. Love the clutches, but I would have to win them. Even though I sew, I have this phobia of zippers. I have never mastered them.

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  40. So cute! You are very talented!
    Cara

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  41. I left a comment at Tatertots and Jello also!
    Cara

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  42. I became a follower of your blog.

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  43. I left a comment on Tatertots and Jello.

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  44. I absolutely love those clutches,and I think one from you would be much better than anything I could attempt. :) Especially that floral with polka dots. soo cute. So here is my offical entry, 1 comment here, 1 comment at tatertots, and I'm a follower. *fingers crossed*

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  45. I love the clutches - the colors are awesome. Thanks!

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  46. Jen, love, love, love you! I became a follower of your adorable blog and left a comment on Tatertots and Jello.

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  47. I am LOVING these clutches! I left a comment at Tatertots and Jello, and am now a follower! :o)

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  48. So cute! Perfect for all of our field trips - just throw in a little cash, cellphone and throw it in the diaper bag!

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  49. Those clutches are darling!

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  50. I am becoming a follower and will also leave a comment on Jen's! Thanks!! love em!

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  51. I really love the clutches! I am afraid I would mess it up if I tried to make one myself.

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  52. I love the clutches! I wanna try making one, but it'd be nice to have a premade one on hand. :)

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  53. dear jenny you are the most beautifull smart sexy charming funny loveing funny cute gorgus curvy wonderfull person in the hole univers. mom

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  54. Wow, Jen..... Look at you and all your comments. You are so darling and I love you to pieces. I need to find my hubbin a job in Boise so that I can be closer to you and all your energy, love and creativity. I am pretty sure that I am already a follower of your blog. And I am heading over to Tatertot land to leave my comment there. Love you....so proud of you. Oh and PS, I hope you pick me.

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  55. I've already commented on your feature post at TT&J. :)

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  56. Love them! I became a follower of your blog. Big love.

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  57. Your clutches are adorable! Thanks!

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  58. I left a comment over at Tatertots... Thanks!

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  59. Left you a comment on Jen's blog. I ♥ your logo!

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  60. I'm a follower! Looking forward to seeing more craftiness on your blog. :)

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  61. I commented on Tatertot's and Jello's blog entry!

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  62. Hi Jen, love your gorgeous clutches! Please enter me in your giveaway! I also enjoyed your guest tutorial, I am in the middle of a similar project to make a noticeboard, so great to see how you did it! Just love chicken wire,
    Tracey

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  63. Oh, yes, and I'm a new follower!
    Tracey

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  64. and I'm leaving a comment over at Tatertots and Jello, already a follower there!
    Tracey

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  65. I just love these...it will be hard to choose...

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  66. Love the clutches and the new improved frame, too :)

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  67. Alrighty Jen,
    I hope my name get in 3 times, because A: I'm already a follower B: I left a comment on tater tots and jello and C: because I'm leaving a comment right now, and D: because you know you love me the most! Ha.

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  68. hello~ found you from Jen at Tatertots and Jello...what a great blog you have... looing forward to reading more!

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  69. I love T&J, so left a comment over there too!

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  70. and now...I am your newest fan!
    Have a great week!

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  71. Love the clutch (and logo/header-darling!!). Thanks, Carli

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  72. Ok-first-you are cracking me up! I love to read blogs that teach me something and make me laugh!! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog! So...Pick me, pick me! I am pretty sure I can't glue these clutches together-therefore I so need to win one!!

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  73. I follow now as well. I forgot to mention-your header is DARLING!!! Super cute-did you design it?

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  74. I commented over at Jens as well! I just love her!!!

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  75. Cute as can be!!! (And I know which one I want!)

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  76. Tatertots and Jello is getting my comment too...now about the prize clutch...!

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  77. What a fun blog you have! These clutches are so cute! I am going to have to look around more but I love your blog! Fun giveaway! stephfrbs at gmail dot com

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  78. I follow your blog. stephfrbs at gmail dot com

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  79. You're cool! I love your writing style. I left a comment over at Tatertot's and Jello. :)

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  80. Oh, and I'm following you now. :) Love the clutches!

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  81. I just found your blog via Tatertots and Jello. Love it and can't wait to see more.

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  82. I posted a comment on Tatertots and Jello.

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  83. I am now following your blog! Love it!

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  84. I left a comment on Jen's blog

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  85. I love your new blog and your clutches are so adorable!

    ~Kristen

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  86. I just became a follower of your blog!

    ~ Kristen

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  87. I'm back from Tatertots and Jello's blog, left them a big thank you for hosting your giveaway!

    ~ Kristen

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  88. these clutches are absolutely adorable and so very unique!! i am new to your blog from tatertots and jello and i must say i LOVE it! you are one CRAFTY chica and really an inspiration! thank yuo so much for offering this giveaway!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. i left a comment on tatertots and jello! =)

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I am a follower of your blog (Sandra Chang)! Thank you again for the chance to win!!

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  91. ooo, I hope I win. wink wink. :)

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  92. I love the tutorial and the really cute clutches too;}

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  93. left a lil' note at tater tots and jello;}

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  94. i follow dangerously dometic;}

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  95. Pretty slim chances but I want one!

    olympicsleeper@hotmail.com

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  96. okay yes one of your first followers

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  97. and hello you are cute and so is your blog

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  98. I just love ya, my friend!! You need to change your blog setting notifications so we can email each other back and forth. Then we can chat more.

    Don't count this message when you tally up the entries. I am so glad things went well today. Everyone loves you as much as I do!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  99. Hey Jen! I'm leaving you a comment on your awesome blog and I will always be a follower of yours! You're still the greatest!

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  100. Great clutches ... and thanks for the flower tutorial. Have to make some!

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  101. I left a comment on Tatertots & Jello too.

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  102. The clutches are great. Love 'em

    sweetiesuzy@aol.com

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  103. Love the chicken wire project... now I want some!

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  104. I left a comment at Tatertots & Jello

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  105. O those are so sticken cute love them. I also left a comment on tatertots and jello and became a follower. Thanks love your work!!

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  106. These are both so adorable. I love them.

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  107. Pick me! Pick me! nsgreer8@yahoo.com

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  108. Left a comment on Tater tots & Jello, the post you were on. nsgreer8@yahoo.com

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  109. I am IN LOVE with those pouches. IN. LOVE. The deep kind. I want to win! :)
    Thanks for the generous giveaway! You rock the casbah!

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  110. I am now following! My email can be found on my blog! Thanks. :)

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