Edited to add: Oh my goodness gracious...I've been plowing through the master list of giveaways and am googly eyed after spending HOURS trying to enter everyone's contests. If I have to complete another word verification tonight, I'll tear my hair out by the roots.
I'm convinced it can't be done in a day, so I'm extending this until nighty-night time tomorrow...9-ish or so.
Meanwhile, keep the stories coming. Heidi, oh my gosh...cigs from Grandma? And Julianne, I feel your pain...my husband's done the same thing before (and let me tell you, he paid DEARLY. He's still paying, in fact).
Good luck, everyone!
One of my favorite blogs, Sew, Mama, Sew!, has organized a give-away day today. You can read about it here, but the idea is that everyone who participates gives away a homemade item to a blog reader.
There's a master list over there of participants, and if you've found me, I'm assuming they got my email.
So, welcome! Make yourself at home and please don't mind the dog fur on the sofa.
My contribution to the give-aways is this makeup bag that I whipped up over the weekend.
It's made from Amy Butler fabric and has a contrasting lining and zipper. I've made several of these in the past few weeks as Christmas gifts.
Here's how to enter.
Leave a comment by midnight CST describing the worst Christmas gift you ever received. Was it a homemade makeup bag, perhaps?
Mine, hands-down, was the industrial-sized box of Top Ramen my dad gave me when I was in college. I thought the enormous package under the tree had to contain something wonderful - a computer, perhaps, or at least a case of beer.
Fifteen years later, I still can't walk past Top Ramen in the grocery store without a slight twinge of repulsion.
Now, it's your turn to share your story. I'll randomly select a winner THURSDAY NIGHT, post the results and notify the winner. Your makeup bag will be in the mail Friday.
Unless, of course, you live nearby. If so, I'll drop it off at your house along with a kid and an animal or two.
United States entries only, please; with Christmas breathing down her neck, Mama doesn't have the coin to ship internationally. Good luck!