Handbag Giveaway and Liebster Blog Award! CONTEST CLOSED

3/27/2012 06:17:00 PM

It's Autumn here in Australia, and although it is still warm and beachy - I miss spring time in Canada!  Easter doesn't have quite the same feel here.  Spring baby chicks and bunnies, eggs, tulips and spring flowers, just don't have any meaning here.  There are no tulips or spring babies of any kind at this time of year, and the plants and flowers are busy getting ready for winter!  

Missing spring, as well as desperately needing to thin my entire household inventory in preparation for moving, has got me thinking that it's time to just start giving some things away.  I think this little handbag, made with Amy Butler's Flower Couture, would be perfect to give anyone a "Spring" in their step, and get you all ready for summer (or winter) at the same time!  This is one of the very popular "Phoebe Bags" designed by Rebekah Lambert and handmade by me.  Do you want it?  I will mail it to YOU! (see more photos at the end of the post!) 

To enter the giveaway, you just have to follow my blog in some way, and comment below.  

1) Follow on GFC, Bloglovin, or Linky Friends = 1 Entry
2) Follow on Facebook = 1 Entry
A winner will be drawn via random.org in 1 week: 
 April 4th, Australia time.

The Liebster Award:
I've been seeing this Liebster Blog Award here and there around the blogisphere, and a few days ago I was thrilled to hear that I was passed on this honour too.  The Liebster Award is presented to up and coming blogs with less that 200 followers.  Thank you to Michelle at Under the Craft ZoneIf you can, please pop over and say hi to her.  Her new crafty blog has some great Easter crafts.

Thank you for the award!!!

Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
- Choose 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers to pass it on to.
- Display the Liebster Award somewhere on your blog.

I am passing this award on to:

Carry Hers By Natalie
Shanni Loves...
A Farm Wife's Journal
Please stop in, say hello, and follow these wonderful blogs.  I love that our blogs with under 200 followers are going to get some attention. I LOVE ATTENTION!!
Thank you so much for reading,

Zipper pocket detail.
"Floral Couture" Phoebe Bag

A Phoebe Bag, designed by Rebekah Lambert

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  1. You know I LOVE your blog, so I would like to sign up for the bag. I follow you everywhere :)

  2. I am following you on Facebook!


  3. I am following you on Google Friend Connect!


  4. Congratulations on the award Janelle! You so deserve it. I'm following via bloglovin.

  5. I liked you on facebook as well. Fingers crossed that I win the bag.

  6. I follow you on Facebook!

    Adrienne Barker

  7. I follow you through GFC too!

    Adrienne (coastchick at gmail)

  8. I am following you on facebook...Love this bag...and I love Easter in Australia..One of my kiddies was born on Easter Sunday back in 2001..even though Easter changes every year, I always love Easter..

  9. Hello Janelle, Yes I am a follower GFC/Linky followers. Love you on both! Would love to own one of your beautiful and colorful bags! Have a lovely evening! Hugs

  10. following you on facebook! I agree, Easter is a bit weird here in the southern hemisphere.

  11. Hi Janelle, I follow you on facebook - I can't imagine what an "autumnal Easter" would be like - brown, red & gold instead of yellow & green I guess :)

  12. Hi Again Janelle, I also follow your blog on bloglovin. Congrats on the award too!

  13. Thank you for the Liebster Award! That is so cool. BTW, I'm a follower of your blog through GFC!

  14. My house would be such a good l=place for your bag to live. I would be cared for, and loved, and fought over. I have four girls and I know each of them would say that bag should be theirs and not mine.
    I have you in my google reader.

  15. Thank you for the Liebster Award! That is so exciting!!!I love your bags and I am a follower through GFC.

  16. I'm your newest follower on GFC...thanks for the chance to win that beautiful bag.

  17. I follow you on Google Reader. Would love to win this bag!
    Thank you,

  18. Janelle, I love your cute lil' bag. I sure hope I get to give it a new home in Texas...just in time for Spring.

    Love your blog. Congrats on the Liebster Blog Award. It is well-deserved. blessings, denise :D

  19. Found you through ETSY last night and then found your FB page and blog ... I'm very excited (I'm also a handbag maker)this bag is just gorgeous!!

  20. Gorgeous bag!
    I'm your newest follower!

  21. What a great handbag and a great blog! Found you at the Bloglovin hop and following you via Bloglovin.

  22. Janelle -- I'm so glad you linked up to the bloglovin blog hop. I can't find your bloglovin button on your blog though to follow you. If you go back to the hop you'll see the instructions on how to add it. Let me know when you do so I can come back and follow via bloglovin.

  23. Lovely blog, shame I can't sew !!! I am following !
    Virginie @ http://thatcutelittlecake.blogspot.co.uk/

  24. Wow your handbags are fantastic! Glad you found me from Jenny, I am following you back!

  25. I have also liked you on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win x

  26. Wow, how I love your design and color! Also, I like your facebook! It's my hope to win!

  27. I must have this bag. I follow you on Facebook.


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