Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SMS Giveaway Win!

Sew Mama Sew blog has a Giveaway Day twice a year. There are hundreds of bloggers who host giveaways on their blogs and are listed on the Sew Mama Sew blog. I was lucky enough to win one of the giveaways this time. This great tote came in the mail today from Crafty Tokyo Mama. All the way from Japan. Of all countries! My son is taking beginner's Japanese courses this summer at university. I thought it was such a coincidence. Isn't the fabric awesome? Inside there's an elastic loop to hang things from. Janine also has an Etsy store called Crafty Tokyo Mama.

ETA: Oops! Crafty Tokyo Mama mentioned in her comment to this post that the loop is actually for wrapping around the bag after you've folded it up when it's not in use. Also when using a bag as a gift bag she has wrapped the loop around the bottom of the handles so you can't see what's in the bag. Great idea!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you were the winner of this fun bag! That elastic is for wrapping around the bag when it is rolled up. Fold it into thirds vertically, fold the handles down, then roll it up from the bottom and put the elastic around the roll. It will fit in your purse or pocket so you always have a bag with you! (There's a picture of how to do it on my Etsy shop.)
    I've also put gifts inside and wrapped the elastic around the bottom of the handle so the handles are like a bow and the present remains a surprise.