The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour - ROUND UP!!4/09/2016 10:00:00 AM
Welcome back! If you have been following the tour of Canada all week, this will be a lovely glance back and our trip and a great round up of all of the prizes too. If you have missed a few spots because you were napping in the back seat - we'll show you the stops that you'll want to go back to. Click the link and you can revisit. If only it were so easy on a real road trip! - Janelle
Wow! That was some trip! I had a crazy vision that I was on this epic road trip all over Canada, visiting people, making bags, making wine, drinking wine and ... what happened after the wine? All of you guys were in the car with me so somebody should remember how we got here! That "Cracksy" is some powerful stuff. But then again, from this jetlaggy feeling in my head, it might have really happened…
Last night, we were making roomy dufflebags and enjoying Happy Hour with Shelaine at Shelaine's Designs in Ontario. That's probably how we all came to be waking up here in Janelle's sewing room today. Apparently, all that sipping also made Shelaine quite talkative, "For me this tour has been an eye opener and I have learned so much from each of the bloggers! I have enjoyed everyone posts and enjoyed being along for the ride. I also tried a different learning forum, and for me it was a great experience. I very much enjoyed the course I chose and learned many new skills that are going to serve me well in a variety of other projects. Another benefit of the blog tour was getting to know fellow Canadians and the camaraderie that our small group has shared! Thank you for including me in this tour and I look forward to our next adventure."
|Shelaine's Weekend Duffel Bag|
|Fiona put's in a professional zipper pocket!|
|Michelle perfects a clutch bag lining.|
It's straining my memory now, but I think we were on the other side of the Rockies at Reece's Happy Okapi on Wednesday. She had turned several drop-dead gorgeous pieces of fabric into an even more stunning travel organizer. (Travel + Organize?? Hmmm... I'm not buying it!) Thankfully, my memory hasn't failed completely yet and I get to pass on this message from Reece: "Thanks to everyone for following along with us on our adventure. I hope you enjoyed the reviews and found them helpful."
|Reece's travel is organized!!|
"So glad I got to do this tour because:
- I got to try making something that I don't usually make
- I got insight about other classes that I found useful and even added some to my wish list
- I can honestly say that I was looking forward to seeing everyone's post just because of the level of knowledge of the ladies in the group
- I'm looking forward to the next tour to see how many things I will forget to post about next time around (heeeheee)"
|Plenty of organized rid-rac here!|
Ula on the other side of town at Lulu & Celeste was also making baskets, or was it a tote? Oh yeeeeeah! She made a market tote out of oilcloth. Well, half of a market tote... From somewhere beneath a couple of children, we heard Ula’s cries for help. Or maybe she was saying, "Thanks so much for following along on the tour! I hope you had as much fun reading all the reviews as I had. It was great having an excuse to buy more oilcloth!" Her words were a bit muffled on account of all the glue... Maybe it's best not to mention the glue. Don't talk about the glue!
Meanwhile, back at the beginning, this wild cross-country ride started on Monday. Janelle gave me a tank of that potent gas from the Alberta Oil Sands, I tossed everybody into the pouches and totes I'd been making for two weeks and hit the road. I did remember to take the cats out of the bags first before I put all of you in. You're welcome!
|Marsha's pouches say "Hello Canada!"|
Thank you all for joining us on this tour. If you missed any of the stops, be sure to go back and check them out. These ladies worked really hard to bring you their reviews, plus each one has a special link to get you 50% off the class they reviewed. Don't miss any of them.
Tomorrow at 2 PM Atlantic Time (1 PM Eastern, Noon Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific... yes we have that many time zones, plus the half zone in Newfoundland and Labrador, which makes no sense to me whatsoever!) Oh dear! Lets start over…
Tomorrow (Sunday) sometime around brunch time, all 8 blogs on the tour will post a Flash Giveaway. It will last for 24 hours only! (That means it ends on Monday at 2 PM Atlantic, 1 PM... no no, let's not start this again.)
Prize Pack A (Canadian, US and International entries accepted)
- 1 Craftsy Class: “Mix & Match: Clutch Bag Techniques” by Janelle MacKay of Emmaline Bags
Prize Pack B (Open to Canadian residents only)
- $32CAD store voucher for Tangled Blossoms Design (Redeemable in fabric and S&H)
- The Manhattan Bag PDF Pattern
- The Manhattan Mama Hardware Kit
Prize Pack C (Open to Canadian residents only, unless you are prepared to pay for the extra international shipping.)
Prize Pack D (Canadian, US and International entries accepted)
- 1 PDF Purse Pattern (winner’s choice) from Blue Calla Sewing Patterns
See you tomorrow! À demain Marsha
Thank you, Marsha! Wow, this tour gives a whole new meaning to the term "travel handmade". I loved being a part of this event. The bloggers put so much work into it and I really want to thank them for letting me be a small part of it. Thanks to all. So DO like Marsha SAID! Revisit ALL of the blogs tomorrow to participate in the wonderful FLASH GIVEAWAY! What a wonderful way to say farewell to the tour members. Thanks ladies!
I would love to hear about what class review you enjoyed reading about in the comments!
Or… just tell me if YOU have been to Canada.
May all of your bobbins be full,