Wednesday, July 30, 2008

On My Desk.. work table again, really.

All the action was on the trestle tables again, today. Cutting and folding lots of interfacing, wadding, calico, Fast2Fuse etc for the NEW kits!!! Yes, folks... it's about to be unleashed!! Just waiting for some final tweaking instructions from our testers, and we're away!!!

...AND WE'RE DOING ANOTHER GIVE-AWAY!!!
If you'd like to WIN one of these babies HOT OFF THE PRESS, just leave a little comment here and we'll do the draw next week, as soon as the kits go up onto the website. Probably sometime around Wednesday to Friday....

More On My Desk Players can be found over at Kirsty's....

153 comments:

laura said...

I WILL be making this purse whether I win it or buy it! It's right up there with the Snap; very unique!

BigCat said...

Count me in. It's gorgeous. I'd love to win a kit. What a great giveaway.

Dawn said...

I've been waiting for this one it would be great to win it. If not I need to place and order for this and the last purse please. Still loving all the other purse kits, snap bag and your blog. Keep up the hard work hugs Dawn

Katherine said...

Yes, please! I'd be delighted to win this fabulous kit. You come up with such beautiful designs and have me wanting to try each and every one!

Thanks for such a fun giveaway and good luck with getting those kits ready for your website.

jojoebi said...

yes please! I would love one too ;o)

CurlyPops said...

Oooooh what a fantabulous giveaway!
Count me in too...pretty please!

thehardings said...

Love, love, loooooovvvveee it! Thanks for the wonderful blog Nikki. It is fantastic to have such a well updated blog to read every day. I received my purse kit in the mail on Monday, very exciting! Sally
P.S. I only ordered my kit on Friday and it was here on Monday, now that's great service, thanks Leah.

Cosy said...

I'd be very excited to win one of your kits! Thanks for putting up such a great giveway. Lovely!

Carolyn

sue flewell-smith said...

Would LOOOOVE to win this kit. Gorgeous ideas as always......

Kelly said...

What a great little kit... Count me in for the give away...

cindy said...

Hi Nikki,
I too am new to this bloging thing, and just found you from Meet me at Mikes. What gorgeous purses. Congratulations.

kirrily said...

Pick me, pick me!! Please!!

Julie said...

Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! These are delightful!

thornberry said...

My goodness, this tester had better get off her rear and get you that feedback! Methinks that I have a deadline! I'll cut out today I PROMISE! And hopefully even start construction - little baby has just gone down for her nap - so sewing room, here I come.

Vireya said...

They look great! Could someone who has never made a purse or bag of any type manage to make this do you think?

Linda said...

what a wonderful generous giveaway! I would love to win one, they are gorgeous!! :)

Amy said...

oh my so pretty! I haven't had much experience making bags/purses, but this is one I would defintly love to try out!

amy p said...

I'm having fun making a laptop sleeve - found your tutorial just when I needed it so many thanks!

Leah said...

Your purses look so cute - I'll definitely be checking out the store :)

Jamie said...

What a great use for a purse frame! I look forward to seeing the pattern.

Katie R said...

What a cool purse!

alixandrrraaa said...

ooohh how exciting i love purses!!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the class next week. Count me please.

Kerry

Just Susan said...

Please count me in. What a great giveaway and great purses!

Handmaiden said...

Another wonderful bag to make....count me in
Sharon

Leni and Rose said...

Oooh, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - count me in for sure!!!!

Melanie said...

Aaargh. Comment trickery. Anyway, I'll try again. I would *love* to be in the draw for such a gorgeous purse :)

Sue Cahill said...

Please throw my name in the hat. I would so love to win. Thanks for sharing with us.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Nikki said...

There's no email or blog address to answer Vireya's question, so I thought I'd put it out there to all...

I forgot to mention (oops) that you need to be fairly competent at the ol' sewing machine for this one. Setting in a curved shape and all.... If you've never set in a sleeve (or any other curved shape to a straight one) it's probably best to ask an experienced sewing friend to help... or to make it for you.
xxn

Joyce said...

Please include me for the give away.
Thanks
jpscreations@gmail.com

mtelizabeth said...

What a cute bag! I've never worked with purse frames, but I'd love to try.

lotusutol said...

can I play too :) I love your bags, sometimes I wish i were in Melbourne to attend your classes too!

melissa said...

oh my gosh, these are wonderful! I'd LOVE to win! I too, have never worked with purse frames, but they make a purse look so much more professional.

Janice said...

I just discovered your blog and I think it's fabulous. I can't believe all the tutorials. I'll definitely be back to visit.

nicole viola said...

wow, so cute! I'd love to try making one!

imnotcharming said...

wow. the teardrops are gorgeous! i cant wait to get to one of your classes!

Serena said...

Very, very cute!

Tamara said...

I've just started screenprinting on fabric and wanted to turn a couple of prints into something practical. I discovered your website after 'googling' for 'bag patterns' and now I can't decide if I should turn my designs into purses or bags. So even if I don't win a kit, I'll probably buy one(or two) patterns anyway.

Super Monkey said...

They look great. I love your fabric choices.

Michelle

Shellbells said...

how divine my dear!!! have even crossed my eyes that I am the lucky one to win this giveaway...what a amazing talent you have!!!

boobook said...

such a cute little clutch!!
Thanks for the give away.

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Sherrin said...

ooohhh! I'd love to be part of this giveaway too!! what a great prize! :o)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh yes please! Count me in, they are gorgeous!

Oh, and I have a Japanese fabric giveaway happening now too!

Jenaveve said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! Please count me in...loving the sound of all that kit business.

Serena said...

Hey Nikki, thanks for putting all your tutorials on this blog.. that's sooo handy.

trashalou said...

Oh my stars! How close was I to missing this one out?!?! Please add my name in if I'm not too late now. Pleeeeeeeaaaase

sparklygreenknickers said...

Fabulous! I've been looking for a tutorial or a kit for this kind of purse. I'd love to make one (or many!).

diana said...

WOW!!!! How cool!!! Love your bags!!!!

Nathalie Brault said...

Wow thanks for the giveaway. Real cool. Great bags.

Fern said...

Beautiful bags! I love the prints you've used!

amy.gunson said...

Gorgeous bags. Great colour combinations!!! thanks for a wonderful blog.

amy, badskirt

creativecontroller said...

They look great - fantastic choice of fabrics!!!

Christie said...

They are so cute, I wanna make one NOW!!

Stacy A. said...

What a wealth of information and creativity you have here. I feel like I have won just finding your blog. The purses are darling. I have been wanting to try purses with handles for a while now. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway. Love Stacy

Janellybelly said...

Hi Nikki
Count me in, I am a bagaholic and proud of it!
Janelle xx

Pecos Blue said...

Count me in they look great!

I am also doing a a giveaway for a great super hero cape. Come check it out

ShiriMe! said...

great site. found you through lara's site. i love the purses that you make.

shirley

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm new...I'd like to make that little purse wether I win the pattern or not!!
I sew when I can...mom of 2 cute little human animals...thanks

Barbara said...

Too Kewl! Kits are a fun way to learn!

purplegiraffes said...

I love those little purses. I was just thinking earlier today that I had loose change all over the house and needed to put it somewhere...

-Tanya.

Zaneta said...

Oh Nikki,

WOW!!!
I love this design. There are so many variations, in time for spring race carnival. Have not been up to much sewing, 11 weeks pregnant feeling a bit tired!! Purses are a great project one size fits ALL HAHA!!

ZanetaX

one little acorn said...

More lovely purses Nikki. Congratulations on your lovely blog and more fabulous designs. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Cheers!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Beautiful purses! Love your range of bags and purses - very nice!

2fun4u said...

WOW!!!

I Love, Love, Love it!!! This is one purse I HAVE to Have. This is fabulous.
Diane
2fun4u.wordpress.com

Mod Dot Textiles said...

Absolutely Gorgeous new design! You are amazing. I just finished the Snap bag, I get so many compliments!

Michelle said...

I'm following directions from Lara's post. I'm very impressed with her purse!

Silly Kitty :) said...

Your bags are so gorgeous and the instructions are awesome. I would loooove to win a kit!

Sharon Manning said...

Nice. I think I am going to have to try this one!

Kelly Inskeep said...

Oh how I would love to make this dreamy little bag!
I just made my first frame purse ever today and I am itching to make more.
Kelly

smileykylie said...

Hi Nikki, Thanks so much for the lovely comments left on our blog last week, I would love to be in the draw for the giveaway too, hope I'm not too late!! Cheers Kylie

Missie Krissie said...

Can I please please win one of these... seeing as they made me drool all over my computer!! They are brilliant!

Letty said...

Hi, I just LOVE this purse, great pattern! Please count me in for this contest!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Yumalicious!! These things completely bonkered my brain so I gave up. At least you make them beautifully! Count me in!!

Amelia said...

Hi Nikki,

terrific purse, i love the shape. we met at the stitches and craft show back in ... when was it? at caulfield racecourse anyway. we're living in seattle now.

hope that you are well,

regards, Amelia

Michele said...

Great pattern! Count me in!

Bronwyn said...

I love its' delicious roundness - Lara says it's easy to make - I also love easy!

upstateLisa said...

Ooooh! I love all of your bags and patterns! I would love to win a giveaway!

Elaine said...

I love the shape, I haven't made a purse with a frame before. Thank you for giving this opportunity to someone to make this lovely purse

libby said...

OH! *swoon*
The shape is to die for. Will this site be my new obsession???

RACH said...

Hi Nikki,
I am new to this blogging thing too, so I hope that I am doing right!! I have learnt so much from your purse workshop that I did in Feb and I have been practicing with different fabrics.I would love the opportunity to make your new design, it looks sooo cute!! Thank you for sharing your wonderfull work with all of us!!
thank you, Rachael

RomaC said...

Wow Nikki.....you have done it again. It would be great to win... but hey...I'm going to have one anyway. [p.s. this is first blog I've posted to...fitting it should be to you eh?] Hope to catch up soon. Keep up the good work. R. ♥♥♥

Anitra said...

I've never made a purse with a frame either, and I'm dying to try it out!!

Karen said...

Awesome purse!! I would love to give this a try!

anneallenaim said...

What a great purse frame! I am in for the contest.

Two Peas In a Pod said...

Those are beautiful. I would love to be entered if you will post overseas, if not no worries, I will be back for your great tutorials!!!
Cheers kyla

WallysMama said...

Count me in!! Love your designs and enjoy your blog so much. I'm "new again" to sewing after a long hiatus, and I've learned so much and received a ton of inspiration from your site. Thanks!
wallysmama2000@yahoo.com
Lauren

kandra said...

ohh so cool, i would love to win the kit
thank you

Mymsie said...

I'd love one - so cute!

Ravenhill said...

Please let me win! These are too cute!
~Emily

A life of Assorted Nuts said...

Count me in! They're cute!

Amy said...

What a gorgeous little purse. Put me in the running, I'm looking for a new project!

wasklywabbit said...

Guess what all the girls will be getting for Christmas this year? ANOTHER bag that co-ordinates exactly with their favourite outfit, they'll be so excited!
Pick Me! Pick Me! I'd love to receive your generous gift.

Blooming said...

That looks like a really cute and unique purse. Put me in the draw, thanks!

66 Stitches said...

Wow! Fantastic give away nikki...and you are oh, so busy! Where do you find the time?

Verawaty said...

Hi Nikki,
Is there anything this you can't do! Very cute purse. It's beautiful!I would love to win this... although I might have to learn how to use the purse frame first =P. Love to see you in Sydney soon.

Jodi said...

Wow, gorgeous Nikki. What a great prize to win. You always have such lovely designs. Jodi xx

Claire said...

Hi Nikki,
I love the look of this new purse -it's inspired me to get out the sewing machine which hasn't been touched for a few months.
Can't wait to try it.

stacysews said...

I love this bag!!!! The shape is too cute.

Sara said...

Ooh, so cute! Would love to try this, never sewed a purse with a frame before! Thanks,
Sara

Alina said...

Nice one Nikki, it's a great design :) Alina

Jaycee said...

Better than a trip to the Olympics, better than a 5 star resort...winning your purse kit Nikki!

i knit & eat chocolate in the dark said...

I am always looking for new and supper cute purses to add to my collection. These are adorable! Thanks for the show and tell!!

Soulinfusion

jo said...

Oh oh I'm in love with the new purse already! I just have to have one and will be checking the website daily until it appears. I have to confess...I am now seriously addicted! I sit at work thinking of what colour my next purse is going to be!

I shall count the days until it is mine...
Jo

Bloom said...

Hi Nikki! Like everyone else, I would love to be included in the draw for your giveaway. Thank you for your wonderful bag making tutorials. You are very generous with your knowledge, and we are all the better for it!

Handmade said...

Hope to see you at Rosehill - Congratulations on your great business - I luv your bags - you are extremely inspiring!

elea said...

I've been saving some lolly pink fabric printed with lobsters and sea slugs since the 80's. I knew I was saving it for a 'special project'and this purse is it!

Black Eyed Susie said...

Me too, me too! Please, please!

Great tutes - I just wish I had more time!

Anonymous said...

Love the teardrop purses, - your stuff is amazing!! Will have to lash out and buy one if I don't win the draw.

Scircus said...

Think I have it now - Not sure if I had to leave a name, but I am the last anonymous post (posting virgin) Love the teardrop purse - your stuff is amazing!! WIll have to lash out and buy one if I don't win the draw.

booboomamma said...

Love your stuff Nikki - fresh, funky and inspiring. I would love to win this so I can make it for my beautiful 6 yo daughter. She loves to create things and would appreciate this gift.

Pennie said...

Wow, what and awesome bag and the colours are great too. Might have to start a new obsession, as if I need anymore!

Narelle said...

Hi Nikki, I love this purse it's so gorgeous and I would be wrapt to win. I'll be buying the pattern even if I don't. Keep up the fantastic work and love your new blog.

meg's threads said...

Wow! I love your blog - I just found it today. What a fabulous thang you are doing with all your great tips. I have been using some of your patterns for a while & love them & just love the look of your new one. Gorgeous! The fabric is fabulous on it too. Keep up the great work.

Drewzel said...

This one's amazing! I hope you end up having a course on how to make it too :D xx steph

Sara B said...

I've got everything crossed!

marina said...

wish me luck!

FINIKA said...

Nikki and Leah!!!

THANKS THANKS THANK!!! Unfortunately I can't use the purseframes you send me because I am going to visit the family with my gorgeous 5year old for 3 weeks. Soaking some sunshine and having a wine. I am an absolute unexperienced sewer but you have given me the convidence and inspiration!!! I finally try really hard to stay home, i am a bit of a work a holic!!THANKS SOO MUCH ANd of course woul I love to win your kit. KEEP ME POSTED and good luck with all your adventures!! Josephina

Lisa said...

Wow what a great giveaway, those purses are devine! Count me in please.

Anonymous said...

Good news bad news. everyone would want me to make one for them. Luv to win it!

Helen said...

Me too!!! That is: a bag for me and a newbie to blogging! I am feeling terribly tech head and just need the handbag to set the whole thing off!! Ooh! and one for my sister who lives in London. Thanks, Nikki!

kyles72 said...

I am completely inspired, you are amazing, loving your blog!!

mooimadeit said...

Ooooh - pick me! Pick me! These are just divine. And loving the tutorials too.

xx MOO

Penny said...

This is new to me too, so I don't know if I am doing it right. I am looking forward to winning the kit though!!! Great website Nikki, you might like to check my new website out too. http://www.loudcreations.com.au
Love to know what you think. I might just get the hang of this blogging lark!

Marsha said...

Oooh - yes please! Count me in. I'd love such a gorgeous bag!

Rebeka said...

WOW super bag! Would love to win or buy but must have this bag!

The Handmaden said...

Just gorgeous Nikki, please enter me!

linda stokes said...

The new kit looks fabulous, would love to win one!

Stephanie said...

I love the new bag and pattern they are fabulous. Sorry I live so far away or I would be in Sydney too!

chad and cheryl said...

Oooh, pick me!! Those are SO cute. I think I need them!!

Wendy said...

Would LOVE to win something as fabulous as this!
Sign me up!

ginge said...

Hi Nikki, please add me to the candidates to win this kit... would love it along with all the others. Thank you!

megs said...

I'm moving from Brisbane to the UK in just over a week and would love to take this pattern with me!!! I've just packed my fabric stash and realised it weighs about 10kg (ahhh!!) This pattern would be just perfect to make over there - it will give me something to do on those many rainy days!!!!

Julie said...

Pick me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!
Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!
Pleeeeeeeeeeease Pick Me!

Alison said...

Another fantastic design Nikki - cannot wait to have a crack at it myself!

Giddy for Paisley said...

This is one the most unique bags I have seen in a while. It's terrific.

jenjen said...

What a wonderful bag -- love it! Love your site!!!

Nikki said...

Hi Nikki
I think I am addicted to your website! I found it about a month ago and have visited it a million times!
I have only recently got the handbag sewing bug and your site is an inspiration.
I have just ordered a couple of patterns and can't wait to receive them.
The teardrop purses are gorgeous.
Thanks again. You are an inspiration.
Nikki

Caity said...

*swooooooooooooooooooons* Just toooo lovely, my dear! I must have one!

pretty essential said...

Very sweet little purses! The kits look fabulous.

Edwina said...

Sweet purse. Will purchase it once it's available. Your work is wonderful. Glad I found you while surfing the net.

Anne said...

I love the teardrop shape. The shape and the closure reminds me very much of a purse my older sister had in the late 60s. Then, my sister could stop at a gas station, snap open her teardrop purse, which was brown leather, fish out a few quarters, nickels and dimes and buy enough gasoline to drive around all day in her Chevy II!

SewinglyShanna said...

Absoutely love the design!

Sew Wilde said...

Cute, cute purse!! Love the shape.

Kris said...

Very, very cool. One of these days I'll make purses again and I'll definitely be using your patterns.

Jocelyn said...

Wow... it's gorgeous... and you are giving one away!! I don't get out much but I'm certain the local sheep would love to see me strut my stuff across the field with this beauty!!
Fingers... toes... legs crossed...
taking tablets for cramps!
Jocelyn.

Wendy said...

I LOVE that!!! So cool... hope I win :)

AllisonF said...

This is too cute! I love it! Count me in please!!!!!

Vicki said...

Hope I am not too late to leave a comment?! Just the most adorable purse...sigh...

Loves2Sew said...

OMG this purse is DARLING! I will definately be adding this to my pattern collection, I would love to make one for the fall!!

Ruth said...

Absolutely darling!

Anary said...

The purse is so adorable. the design is unique!

Nikki said...

Thanks all for contributing your comments.... WE HAVE A WINNER!! I'll post abut it later this evening. Congratulations Stacy A!!!