Happy Birthday to…

{the giveaway for this post is now closed}


Today is the day!  It’s my birthday!  It’s my birthday!  Put your hands in the air like ya just don’t care!  Now everybody sssscream!!

Just kidding!  You can put your hands down now.  Stop screaming.  Really.  Stop.

I will be brief today because I’m preparing to spend the day off from work and hang out all day with my husband.  Something we haven’t done in a long while.  (I hope he takes me to my favorite restaurant for lunch!  I’ll tweet if he does!)

First, a giveaway.  From the Two Peas studio.

I had an idea that for my birthday I wanted to make something for the giveaway that I hadn’t made before.  Something unique.  I thought…me, the working bloggy mom that I am, I’ll make a laptop sleeve since mine is constantly in arms reach of me.  And how cool would it be to make it from a pair of mens pants, use the pocket to hold the cords, add a couple of mens ties.  In my head, it was a great idea and it looked good too.

I used two ties for the handles...

In real life, what was a “swan” in my head, became this bit of an, I won’t say ugly but let’s just say “unique duckling”

The back pocket stitched on the front, little bling bling button...

Plus a little sparkly buckle {good call Kristen - she helped me pull this together}

Let’s call it our “punk rock business as usual” laptop sleeve.  My sister said it was ugly.  As did my oldest and dearest friend whom I’ve known since the day I was born (we were neighbors growing up and born 4 days apart.  We like to say our Moms must have passed in the hall and we probably were bunk mates in the nursery)  Somebody out there has to love it.  I’m determined now more than ever to give it to a good loving home.  Where someone will love her not because of her outer beauty, but because of who she is on the inside.  A beautiful bag inside of a pair of mens pants and two ties.  Oh, now that’s funny!

But wait folks, there’s more!  Oh yes!  (I sound like one of those crazy info -mercials)  Because the bag turned out so crazy…I’m adding this one in too!

A cute little clutch...

Wait…there’s still more!!

Awhile back, Patty Young, textile designer extraordinaire, was tweeting about this.

A terrible photo of something really cool...

It’s hard to see how cool this is…Patty uploaded a few of her textile designs to this website and created a gelaskin for her iPhone.  I asked her if she could get a couple extra for me and she did…way back in November.  Because I knew, this would be cool for my birthday giveaway.  Yes, I planned this out that long ago.

This gelaskin will fit on your iPhone or iTouch.  It features a design from Patty’s Flora and Fauna line.

3 Fun prizes…ok two for some of you…some may think they are all great.  And the last prize today…a shop credit from Two Peas for $25.

This giveaway will end next Wednesday, March 31st at midnight.  The winner will be chosen by mr. Random.org.  Here’s what you need to do to enter:

Leave a comment each time you do one for multiple chances:

1)  Become a fan of my facebook page

2)  Subscribe to my blog (it’s over there to the left in the sidebar)

3) Post this giveaway as your Facebook status and link back to this post.

4)  Tweet about this giveaway and link back to this post.

5)  Blog about this giveaway for TWO entries!

and last

6)  Visit my etsy store and tell me what your number one must have item is for Spring

Sound good?  All together 4 prizes.  The laptop sleeve that needs a good loving home, the clutch, the gelaskin, and the shop credit.

Birthdays are good, yes?

The fine print Yes, this giveaway IS open to our international friends with one little hitch…you gotta pay $6 shipping if you win either bag (which will help cover my shipping costs…international shipping can be really pricey so feel free to play along so long as you don’t mind helping with the shipping expenses.   Free US shipping on all giveaways.  And Free international shipping for the gelaskin. )

Happy 37th to me, again!  Thanks for making my days such great ones – I really enjoy our network of crafty friends and moms!

And don’t forget to scroll back to yesterdays post and get in on the Britt Lakin Photography giveaway




83 Responses

  1. Oh hello! I just found your blog…oh it is just lovely – and you write a bit like me…so obviously I have been enjoying your writing style, lol. I would love to be entered into your giveaway – I love all of your handmades…really talented lady you are! And happy belated birthday to you~Since your giveaway ends in about an hour, I am not going to post about it – but I am DEFINITELY going to follow your blog!

    XOXO Jess

  2. I tweeted the giveaway.

  3. I tweeter and linked to the post.

  4. I have already subscribed to your blog. Love the accessories bag and the tissue cover in green. Too cute.

  5. I posted the give away as my FB status.

  6. I became a fan on Facebook.

  7. I subscribed to your blog.

  8. Happy belated Birthday! It’s never too late to celebrate. LOVE your bags, especially the laptop totebag.

  9. I subscribed to your blog. Hope you had a great birthday!

  10. And I fanned you on facebook–happy birthday!

  11. I subscribed!

  12. Love the Olivia bag and the hipster purse pattern!

  13. Hi there
    Your bags/totes are DARLING
    I LOVE owls (nad hedgehogs hehe)

  14. Hi there
    I AM a follower
    Happy belated BD

  15. I love the Olivia bag!!!

  16. I follow the blog!

  17. I am a fan in fb!

  18. Loving your Beatrice’s Rose necklace!

  19. I LOVE the olive bag in yummy colors! How cute! 🙂

  20. I’m a new subscriber! 🙂

  21. I’m a new Facebook Fan! 🙂

  22. Love the owl tote in your shop. Owls usually look like fall to me, but that is springy!

  23. Facebook fan!

  24. Subscribed to your blog 🙂

  25. Facebook Fan 🙂

  26. #6- what wouldn’t I want for the spring?!? I absolutely adore your Owl clutch though! You have some awesome creations in your etsy store!

  27. I follow your blog – #2

  28. #5 Posted it as my FB status with a link

  29. Silly me, I didn’t read the instructions properly. So here we go again.
    1. I became a fan of your Facebook page.

  30. #4 I want a patchwork tote!!! Love your etsy shop.

  31. #3 Became a blog follower

  32. Okay… did that wrong so I’ll try again. #2…. Tweeted about the give-a-way

  33. 5 – Tough decisions picking ONE thing I couldn’t live w/out….

    I’m going to have to say the patchwork tote bag.
    LOVE IT!!!

    Again, Happy Birthday!

  34. 4 – FB status updated!

  35. 3 – officially following you on your blog!

  36. 2 – fan on facebook. This is fun 🙂

  37. 1- tweeted 🙂

  38. I love your bags! So, so cute. I would love to have the “Olivia Bag” using Amy Butler blue fabrics….love it!!!!

  39. Must have for spring, hmmm… maybe a Madison bag.

  40. Spacing my entries out a bit – entry #2 for blogging


  41. Became a fan on Facebook!

  42. Happy Birthday! I have subscribed to your blog! So excited about this giveaway…love the laptop bag!

  43. 4 – tweeted! @aglschmid

  44. Step three – facebook status’d

  45. Step two — subscribed to your blog! lovely yay

  46. Ok, step one — became a Facebook fan. Love your stuff!!

  47. Ok – step one, became a facebook fan. 🙂 Love your stuff!!

  48. I hearted your Etsy shop (sooooo fun!) and adore the loot there. The Peace sign tees are fabu (I did something similar for my 6yo daughter!) but that toile vendor apron makes me swoon…. 🙂

  49. subscribed via email.

  50. Tweeted:

  51. I blog subscribed!

    (you can tell I REallllly want that laptop sleeve, lol!)

  52. Re-tweeted! Happy Birthday!

  53. I love the Olivia bag in yummy colors! What a eye-catching bag, it’s just my style.

  54. I ADORE that laptop sleeve! I’m a big fan of original stuff (especially handmade, of course) and I desperately need a cover for mine but haven’t had time to make one (and can NOT settle for a boring black storebought one).

    I just FB fanned you too!

  55. I’m a new Facebook fan-Michelle Hudak
    Happy birthday to you, too!

  56. Still want the olivia bag and a pattern for this would not be bad either .. lunch looked great!!! glad you are havin a great day!!!!

  57. re tweeted this post .. on twitter if you did not know… ha ha

  58. posted the give aways on facebook

  59. love that you are on facebook!!! happy Birthday

  60. I subscribed to your blog… love your blog

  61. Happy Birthday!
    Here’s what I’ve done:
    1)  Become a fan of your facebook page
    2)  Subscribed to your blog
    3) Post this giveaway as my Facebook status and linked back to this post.
    4)  Tweeted about this giveaway and linked back to this post.
    5)  Visited your etsy store – I must have the Beatrice’s Roses Necklace.

  62. I joined your facebook fanpage and I linked you in my facebook status!!! “:D

    have a fabulous day

  63. I linked you in a tweet!!

  64. WEWT!! I subscribed to your blog! thanks for the giveaway!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🙂

  65. The laptop bag is cute in a funky sort of way. I LOVE your clutches, bought one of your kits a couple weeks ago and am just getting it put together now.

  66. Love your shop! Your patterns are so cute, and I absolutely LOVE the Morning Glory Acessory Case. 🙂

  67. Happy Birthday! I already retweeted this for ya. 🙂 @thesweetpetunia

  68. My top pick from your shop is any of your Olivia bags! (Love the little caterpillar onsies too, but I think my little guy is finally outgrowing onsie sizes.)

  69. I retweeted your giveaway post already. 🙂

  70. I just subscribed to your blog. 🙂

  71. Happy, happy birthday Trish!

    I am a fan on Facebook already! 🙂

  72. Happy Birthday! Here’s what I’ve done:
    1. Facebook Fan
    2. Twitter Follower and Tweeted about the post
    3. Became a blog follower (don’t know why I didn’t do this a while ago, I check your blog all the time!)
    4. I would LOVE to have one of your patchwork totes in your etsy shop. Owl or no owl… love them both. Maybe I’ll make one (or win the gift cert!).
    5. Posted this as my FB status
    6. Haven’t blogged about it yet but plan to…. will let you know when I do!
    What a fun birthday week! And great weather for your big day. Have fun!!!

  73. Hi Trish , Happy Birthday .. i have subscribed to your blog and i already and a fan on facebook and follow you on twitter.. I do not have a blog but will post on my twitter and facebook page about the give away and your blog.. ( i already tell people about your blog. and i do not have just one thing in your esty site. I love the Olivia bag and am still waiting for you to make a pattern for it.. i also love the peace t-shirt. i hope you have a wonderfully relaxing day with hubby and sprout and peas…. All the Best kristin

  74. My favorite item is your shop is the owl clutch.

  75. Hi Trish. Happy birthday!!
    I’m a follower.

  76. Well Happy Birthday to Trish! Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned for everyone! Love the unique laptop bag! So clever…I love repurposing old stuff like that too! And I know just what you mean about it being a swan in your head!

    Have a great day!


  77. ok im leaving a comment.. not sure this is where but im leaving one:

    i love it! its not a swan.. its beautiful..lol

    happy birthday!

  78. Facebook status!

  79. Another – you made this so easy! blog follower

  80. Happy Birthday! Entry 1, Facebook fan.

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