Friday, July 9, 2010

Giveaway and Review: Trendy Patterns by Danielle

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, ERIN!
Today's giveaway is sponsored by Danielle from the shop Trendy Patterns, on Etsy. From Danielle, I received this blue-and-white striped tote bag to review.
As soon as I pulled it out of the package, I was very impressed with its superior construction. It's an extremely sturdy bag, and believe me, I gave it a workout to test it. I yanked and tugged it, stuffed it full of heavy items, and it showed no signs of yielding to the pressure. It is absolutely made with excellence, and the strength is amazing.


The bag is lined with contrasting cotton and contains a pocket matching the outside blue canvas. The pocket is the perfect size to hold my iPhone, which I appreciated as I used this bag as my purse throughout the past week and didn't have to go digging around for the phone when I needed it! When I took the bag to the pool, the pocket also held our pool passes and a tube of lip balm, so it's a great size. As you can sort of see in the picture, not only have I used it as a purse and pool bag, but now it's holding my current knitting project. I love this versatile bag and plan to keep it in service for a long time to come.

The winner of this giveaway (who must be US-based) will be able to pick anything from the Trendy Patterns shop. Danielle has made plenty of Trendy Totes from which to choose, and all are made with sturdy cotton and strong belting handles.



Like something a little more funky and flirty? Danielle has you covered there as well! This pretty blue number has lots of rick-rack and other interest to keep the eye moving.

Trendy Patterns also carries plenty of pretty summer Trendy Scarves, made with light and breezy fabric and finished with a professional rolled edge.



WIN IT!!
To win anything in the Trendy Patterns shop, visit the shop on Etsy and then comment back here with what you would choose if you won. (Be sure to show some while you're there!) It's that simple! This is required and must be done before any additional entries will count.
EXTRA ENTRIES!!
You can do any or all of the following for extra entries into this contest.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ONE THAT YOU DO, OR ELSE IT WILL NOT BE COUNTED AS A SEPARATE ENTRY!

1. Blog about this contest, linking back to both this post and Trendy Patterns in your post.

2. Visit Danielle's blog, http://i-create-it.blogspot.com/, leave a comment and follow via Google Friend Connect.

3. For every friend you refer who does the following, you will get another entry: enters this contest AND follows Fishing and Wishing via Google Friend Connect.

4. Follow Fishing and Wishing on Twitter, and tweet about this contest. Be sure to include "@FishingNWishing" in your tweet, so I can verify your entry.

5. Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect (on the right sidebar). If you already follow, just leave a separate comment saying so.

6. "Friend" Fishing and Wishing on Facebook. If you already have, just leave a separate comment saying so.

7. Grab my button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog.

That's it!!

This contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on July 16th, 2010, when a winner will be chosen at random. Please make sure I have some way to contact you: leave your email or Twitter/Ravelry/Etsy ID in your first comment, if your Blogger profile doesn't let me view your email addy. Winner must respond within 36 hours of being notified.

Open to US winners only.

Thank you to Trendy Patterns for sponsoring this giveaway. I was given a tote bag for review purposes for this post. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are, and will always be, my own.

Good luck!!

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101 comments:

  1. I would choose the brown polka dot tote!

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  2. I have your button on my blog!

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  3. Here i am again:)
    I would chose Funky Blue Tote Bag..its funky!

    I already hearted in Etsy...i don't remember if i left my etsy name. its shannoninlove in case i missed it.

    (here comes a whirlwind of comments from me)

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  4. i follow via google connect as shannon_in_love

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  5. and i have both of your buttons ;)
    http://shannoninlove.blogspot.com/

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  6. I really like the Funky Blue Tote Bag! It matches my style of Randomness! lol

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  7. I blogged about this contest!
    http://tiptophat.blogspot.com/2010/07/coolest-contests-ever.html
    Yay me!

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  8. I posted your button on my blog!
    http://tiptophat.blogspot.com/2010/07/coolest-contests-ever.html

    Yay again!
    (Can you tell I really want to win?)

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  9. My favorite is the black and white striped bag! (http://www.etsy.com/listing/50269298/black-and-white-stripe-tote-bag) It would go with anything and I love the simplicity of the patten... It's PERFECT!

    -Stephanie Grace

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  10. Commented on and am following via Google Friend Connect, http://i-create-it.blogspot.com/

    :-)

    -Stephanie Grace

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  11. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  12. I love the white, blue, yellow, green striped tote. So fun and cute!

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  13. "Friended" Fishing and Wishing on Facebook.

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  14. Following this blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  15. Following Fishing and Wishing on Twitter, and tweet about this contest.

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  16. It's hard to choose! My two favorites are the black and white tote and the summer stripes tote.
    KJo

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  17. I would pick the brown & white tote.

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  18. 5. Already a google follower.

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  19. 7. Already put the button on my blog.

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  20. I like the
    Black and White Stripe Tote Bag
    and left her some love by favoriting her shop.

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  21. Blog follower publicly via Google Friend Connect, my ID: prpldy.

    prpldy@comcast dot net

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  22. sent my friend request on FB

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  23. i like the green and white tote
    sarina at scualum dot com

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  24. I would love to win the
    Brown and White Stripe Tote Bag
    ... tiffypoot@aol.com

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  25. Visited Danielle's blog, commented on her post...follow via RSS,,, I don't see a GFC link for her.

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  26. I follow publicly on google connect-Tiffypixie tiffypoot@aol.com

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  27. I LIKE/Friend on facebook http://www.facebook.com/tiffypixie tiffypoot@aol.com

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  28. Button on my blog tiffspixiedust.blogspot.com tiffypoot@aol.com

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  29. If I won, I would get the Girly Scarf.

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  30. If I won, I would totally want the Flirty Scarf. Perfect for summer!!

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  31. I love the summer striped tote bag

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  32. I would choose the date night scarf. really beautiful.

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  33. I would choose the Funky Blue Tote Bag.

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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  34. Visited Danielle's blog and posted a comment. I follow the blog.

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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  35. Already a google follower.

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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  36. Already a FB friend.

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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  37. fave: date night scarf
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  38. already GFC follower
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  39. comment on post at Danielle's blog, http://i-create-it.blogspot.com/
    http://i-create-it.blogspot.com/2010/06/tote-bags.html
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com
    xoxoxo

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  40. I like the green and white striped tote and the summer scarf;}
    chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{Dot}com
    Thank you for the opprotunity!

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  41. I like the Green and White Stripe Tote Bag.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  42. Their Brown and White Stripe Tote Bag caught my eye!
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  43. Following @FishinNWishin via Twitter.
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  44. Following the blog via GFC.
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  45. LIKE Fishing and Wishing on Facebook
    name:Erin M.
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  46. I would choose the Sassy Scarf.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  47. I love the Funky Blue Tote Bag. Thanks!

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  48. I love the brown and white striped tote bag, my email address is lilmunchkin07@hotmail.com

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  49. Friended "Fishing and Wishing" on Facebook, lilmunchkin07@hotmail.com

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  50. I grabbed your button and posted it on my blog, lilmunchkin07@hotmail.com

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  51. I would want the Sassy Scarf if I won the giveaway

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  52. I follow you on twitter and RT'd about this giveaway @atlmuzikfanzinc

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  53. I commented on Danielle's blog and didn't see GFC link

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  54. I'm GFC follower Ms. Smith

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  55. Facebook Friend Sable S

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  56. I'd love the Blue and White Stripe Tote Bag. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Follow you on GFC. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I follow her blog and commented, too. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I'd love the green and white stripe tote!

    karitsaj at gmail dot com

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  60. i friended fishing-and-wishing on facebook! username: karitsa norman
    karitsaj at gmail dot com

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  61. i like the Funky Blue Tote Bag

    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  62. google friend follower

    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  63. I would chose the blue and white striped tote.

    abergsman at gmail dot com

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  64. Follow and tweeted. http://twitter.com/nyssa_neala/status/18466888580

    abergsman at gmail dot com

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  65. I love the Black and White Stripe Tote Bag that you featured. Stripes are so in this season and I can just imagine this paired with so many outfits!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  66. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/18477143447
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  67. I follow via gfc - ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  68. Posted your button on my blog - http://lefthandreviews.blogspot.com
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  69. Facebook fan - ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  70. I really like the Funky Blue Tote Bag! Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  71. I follow via google friend connect
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  72. My sister figured out how to put your button on my blog!

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  73. I really like the Flirty Scarf, its so pretty and has awesome colors!

    and I hearted the shop.

    aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

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  74. http://twitter.com/achrissmile/status/18568627427
    follow on twitter and tweeted:
    aigcanada7 (at) hotmail [dot] com

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  75. I follow on GFC ( hannah . chrinahxxx@..)
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  76. sent you a friend request on facebook (hannah k..)

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  77. I like the Summer Scarf.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  78. Follow you on GFC.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  79. Friend on facebook.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  80. I'd choose the summer striped tote bag! It has such cute colors! Hearted it too :)
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  81. I follow you via gfc as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  82. I friended you on facebook as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  83. i'd pick the Date Night Scarf!

    smoo06@yahoo.com

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  84. I love the pink&white tote!
    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  85. Follower!!

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  86. Button is on blog; http:stephaniegracetats.blogspot.com

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