Monday, October 12, 2009

GIVEAWAY- Michele from BY YOUR SIDE on ETSY



Life has been a little crazy lately, but here is my next AWESOME giveaway! This is from my fellow Etsian and Oregonian Michele from By Your Side. She has an adorable shop on Etsy. You have to go check out all the fun things she has in her shop! She has been generous enough to give away one of her "Itty Bitty Brittany travel bags. They are soooo cute. Check out the pictures above.

Here is some information about Michele to get to know here better and how she began her journey to Etsy:

Hello! My name is Michele, I am the owner/designer and slave to the needle (both sewing and knitting), behind By Your Side. I live in “The City of Roses,” Portland, Oregon with my husband and two lovely daughters.

By Your Side was born, four years ago, when I couldn’t find that “perfect” purse. I thought to myself, “Michele, you know what you want, just make it!“ Through trial and error (a lot of error), I began designing purses to fit my needs. Then a funny thing happened, after carrying my own creations around town and answering many questions about them, it finally dawned on me that not everyone else sews or knits and they wanted to buy my purses! Thus, the birth of By Your Side!

I must confess, I am a “fabriholic,” and my yarn habit is just as bad! All of my creations are handcrafted from high quality fabric and yarns, with attention to detail and functionality. By Your Side’s purses and handbags are interfaced with Pellon for body and strength, and stress points are double or even triple stitched!

I have sold my purses for the last two years at The Gresham Farmer’s Market and at several local bazaars during the holiday season.


So...would you like one of these "Itty Bitty Brittany" travel bags? Well you can win one! Here's how you can enter the giveaway: (please leave one comment for each entry)

1. Visit Michele's shop By Your Side on Etsy and come back here and tell me what your favorite item is in her shop.

2. Follow Michele's Blog.

3. Become a follower of my blog (if you already are, state that in your comment).

4. Grab my button for your blog.




* if you don't have your email in your blog profile, please include it in one of your comments.


Good luck everybody! The winner will be picked through random.org on Monday October 19, 2009.

95 comments:

  1. Thank you so much!! This is GREAT - better get busy with some more Travel Bags!
    Thank you!
    ~Michele

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  2. Woo Hoo!! A giveaway. Michele makes some wonderful goodies. My favorite in her shop is this bag http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30446832 Mostly because I love the colors!

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

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  3. I follow Michele's blog!

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

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  4. I follow your blog!

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

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  5. I put your blog button on my blog roll!!

    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

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  6. Ok, I'm not trying to be greedy, considering I just bought one of these little bags for myself today, but I'd love to win one for my mama :)

    I already follow Michele's blog and I just started following yours AND Michele already knows that my favorite bag is the Itsy Bitsy "Good Earth" print, as that's the one I purchased (a little bday present for me). I can't link to it, as it's no longer in her shop....but I think that about covers it!

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  7. My favorite Bag is the Brown with Lavender Floral Print. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  8. My favorite item in Michele's shop is:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30213477
    I LOVE IT!!!

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  9. Following this blog :-D
    http://alteredbeauty.etsy.com
    alteredbeauty@live.com

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  10. All her purses are cute. But I especially love the Lillie purse!

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  11. So many to choose from - I like the Michele Handbag in Pretty Black with White Floral Print. Thanks for the chance to win a cute Itty Bitty.

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  12. I really like the "Lillie" purse in the surfboard fabric!

    nuthouseshannon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love the Michele in Brown Leafy Print Batik with Turquoise Batik Accents.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  14. My favorite item is the The Michele Handbag - Black with Red and Tan Michael Miller Fleur Tattoo Print

    I am following your blog and Michelle's blog.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ashleyslye at gmail dot com

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  15. I really like the Michele Handbag in the Brown Leafy Print .
    cac331 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Very cute! I like the Lil Miss M bag in brown medallion.

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  17. Oh, and I already follow your blog =)

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  18. I'm not usually a big fan of yellow, but this one really stood out as my favorite: The lil Miss M Handbag - Golden Yellow with Olive and Deep Red Tracy Porter Floral Print Lined with Deep Red, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30332541

    I really like the print. :)

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  19. my favorite thing in the etsy store is:The lil Miss M Handbag - Brown with Multi Colored Floral Medalion Print Lined with Green and Cream Print (CUTE!!)

    laceylovespink at yahoo dot com

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  20. Following Michele's blog (laceylovespink)

    laceylovespink at yahoo dot com

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  21. Following your blog also :) (laceylovespink)

    laceylovespink at yahoo dot com

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  22. I love all her bags! Ok - this would be my favorite if I can only pick one:
    The Michele Handbag - Green Whimsical Pattern from Moda

    audreyscountrycrafts at gmail.com

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  23. Those Itty Bitty Brittney Travel Bags look really nice. And useful! I like that bag in the Good Earth print the best.
    squareby@gmail.com

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  24. I am now following your blog!


    Thanks so much for doing this:)!

    xx
    Rossi
    youmey0u@yahoo.com

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  25. My fav. item in her shop is the Michelle Bag! I like things that go with all my outfits:)

    xx
    Rossi
    youmey0u@yahoo.com

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  26. My fave is the The lil Miss M Handbag - Burnt Orange, Olive and Golden Yellow Tracy Porter Floral Print Lined with an Olive Tracy Porter Print
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  27. I love the The Lillie Purse - Red with Pink and White Floral Print Lined with a White with Pink and Red Floral Stripe. It is so cute!!

    sarsosariATgmailDOTcom

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  28. I already follow Michele's blog and am a massive fan! I am now following you!

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  29. Love the The Lillie Purse - Red with Pink and White Floral Print Lined with a White with Pink and Red Floral Stripe.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  30. follower


    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  31. Okay, that is such a clever bag - I love it! I also love the Lillie Purse - Tans and Blue Surfboard Print.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  32. My favorite is the Lil Miss M Teal Flutterby purse - so pretty!

    crabapple3 at gmail dot com

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  33. I like The Michele Handbag - Green Whimsical Pattern from Moda. Great bright colors and practical style!

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  34. I love the The Michele Handbag Black with White Floral Print, very sophisticated looking :)

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  35. this bag would have to be my favorite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32468382 I just love tourquoise and black combos !

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  36. i grabbed your button - it's on my blog .. i have a button too .. http://creativeflydesignz.blogspot.com

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  37. I love The Michele Handbag - Brown with Lavender Floral Print :)

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  38. i added your button to my blog, but i get an error saying the image is no longer available on flickr ... just fyi

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  39. The little miss M handbag is my favorite.

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  40. I like the Michelle Handbag Pretty Black with White Floral Print.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    The Happy Wife
    Homeschool Unit Studies

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  41. My favourite is the lil Miss M Handbag - Beautiful Fall Floral Print with Lavender Lining.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  42. I now follow your blog.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  43. I now follow Michele's blog.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  44. My Fav is The Michele Handbag - Black with Red and Tan Michael Miller Fleur Tattoo Print at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30213477 b/c I'm a tote fanatic, but the Itty Bitty Brittney Travel Bags are so cute too :D

    lipglossandletdown678 at gmail dot com

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  45. Am now following the By Your side Blog :)

    lipglossandletdown678 at gmail dot com

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  46. Now I follow your blog as well!

    lipglossandletdown678 at gmail dot com

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  47. I love all of the "Lillie Purse" section

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  48. i'm also a follower of Michele's blog

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  49. I like the Michele handbag black with black on white floral print

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  50. I like the Michelle handback in nthe black/red/tan :)

    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Love the The Michele Handbag - Black with Black on White Floral Print with a hint of Yellow

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  52. My favorite is The Lilly Bag. I am amazed at her awesome prices -- she must sew VERY fast!!!

    I can be contacted HERE or by sending me a convo in my Etsy shop (http://kreatedbykelly.etsy.com.

    Cheers!!!

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  53. I'm following Michelle's blog

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  54. I'm following your blog as well

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  55. I love The Michele Handbag - so pretty

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  56. I love the Itty Bitty Brittney Travel Bag - Turquoise, Black and White Retro Flower Print. So pretty!

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  57. Michele is great! Wonderful to follow on twitter and I'm so glad she opened her ETSY shop. My fav. item is:
    The lil Miss M Handbag - Teal Flutterby Print by Tula Pink for Moda Lined with Coordinating Honeycomb Print

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  58. I already follow Michele's blog...and love it! :)

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  60. Now I follow your blog too. :)

    My e-mail address is: kmammola@comcast.net

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  61. i really like the lil miss m handbag brown with multicolored floral medallion print lined with green and cream print

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  62. my favourite - the lillie purse, I love the bright red flowers! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30220141

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  63. I'm a new follower of michelle's blog

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  64. and I'm a new follower of this blog!

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  65. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30448232 lil handbag floral print with lavender lining

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  66. follow your blog


    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  67. I follow Michele's blog as jelaws5

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  68. I like the Michele Handbag and the travel bag in Turquoise, Black and White.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. My favorite item is The lil Miss M Handbag - Teal Flutterby Print by Tula Pink for Moda Lined with Coordinating Honeycomb Print

    Great giveaway! thank you!
    --
    Erin
    ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

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  70. I follow your blog!

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    Erin
    ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

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  71. I follow her blog!

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    Erin
    ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

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  72. I like her Lillie Miss handbags. Very cute!

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  73. I like the medium size bags... although I wanted to see the larger ones cause I'm looking for a tote bag for my volunteer stuff!!

    Super cute bags though!!

    Betsy
    betsy@javacupcake.com

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  74. Itty Bitty Brittney Travel Bag - Lime, White and Black Floral Print is my favorite--these are so CUTE!!

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  75. following you

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  76. following and networked blog following Michele

    sandtneal at mfire dot com

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  77. I liked the Itty Bitty Brittney Travel Bag - Lime, White and Black Floral Print.
    monamhassan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  78. I followed Michele's Blog.
    monamhassan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. I became a follower to your blog.
    monamhassan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. I like the lil Miss M Handbag - Burnt Orange, Olive and Golden Yellow Tracy Porter Floral Print Lined with an Olive Tracy Porter Print

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  81. Hope the giveaway is not over....If its not..I luv all of Micheles' bags....I luv the istsy bitsy and I personally own a Yolanda! We are WS and follow eachothers blog and are fans and friends on facesbook! Yipee!!

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