Thursday, May 03, 2007

100th Post!!!!!!(finally) & Big News!

Ok kids lets get to it. I know, I know this has been a long time in coming but I think that once you hear the “Big News” you will understand. If not well that is just too bad, right?

So here is what I have cooked up for my 100th post give away: 3 of my purses.

I took inspiration from several places & have been working on getting these just right. So who ever wins will have to let me know what they think & give me some feedback & suggestions for any changes.

#1) I have the Springtime Pond Fiona Purse, named after my wonderful friend Fiona that received the first one I ever made! I have made a couple changes since then but the over all shape is the same. She made is made from vintage lily pad fabric for the pockets with vintage buttons. The lining is of chartreuse green variegated cotton with printed white polka dots & the exterior is of tan cotton. There is also an interior pocket. Springtime Pond Fiona Purse

#2) Next up the Poppy Fields Amber Joy Messenger Bag, named for my baby sister. She is a fun & practical bag that is made from vintage re purposed yellow poppy print fabric for the strap & lining with a vintage button on the front. The exterior is of green re purposed linen fabric. There is also an exterior pocket on the back & an interior pocket. Poppy Fields Amber Joy Messenger Bag

#3) Last but now least the Hippie Summer Fiona Purse. She is a hip purse made from vintage retro Daisy & Daffodil print fabric for the front pockets with vintage buttons. The lining is made sunny yellow & white gingham. The exterior is of navy re purposed linen fabric. There is also an interior pocket. Hippy Summer Fiona Purse

I will draw 3 winners on Sunday night (May 6th) from all those that comment. When you comment just let me know if there is a particular purse that you would like to be entered for or if you want to be entered for each of them, but you can only win one. Gotta share the love. So there you go Dears, I hope that it was worth the wait & best of luck to everyone!


So now the reason that this has been so long in coming. We are moving to The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico!!!!! John was offered a job with the company that he worked for in FL & it is a God sent for sure. Many of you know that MI has not been kind to us. We are still dealing with our “house problem” that has no definite end in sight, but we have decided to forge forward & start our new life come Hell or high water.

As we can’t even begin to list our house here much less actually sell it at this point we are looking at some unconventional living arrangements in NM. We feel however that this is much better than the alternative, which is being apart for who knows how long.

So we are working out all the details but our hope is to be in NM no later than June 18th so that we can attend this which is all of 15 min from where we are going to be living! How exciting is that???!!! (Well if you are a SASS member it’s exciting, everyone else maybe not so much, but pretend with me ok?) I am so excited that I will finally get to me my friend Gina who makes this kind of beautiful stuff!

Gina Purple Dress

So in preparing for our move I have been trying to get as many projects done as possible & organize some so that I can still be creative when everything else is in storage. Also I have been looking at a lot of sites like this. Seeing as the first time I will be in NM is the day that I drive the moving truck across the state line. I really enjoyed reading about Finny & Kelli's Santa Fe adventure (high on the list of must sees in NM) & would love to hear anyone else's NM stories.

Let the adventure begin! I will try to post as often as I can to let you all know how it’s going.

Wish us luck & good luck to everyone on for the drawings!


beki said...

How very exciting! I wish you all the best. Also, CONGRATS on 100 posts!!

Chara Michele said...

Those purses are darling, I especially like that third one! I really hope the house stuff gets worked out for you & John. I've never been to NM, but am looking forward to reading about it when you get set up down there.

Congrats too on the 100th post!! :)

Gaylen said...

I haven't been reading you long enough to know the house saga - but if it's called a "saga" I can only imagine it isn't pleasant! Good luck with the move - I hear NM is beautiful. g

capello said...

woo hoo! you're getting out of michigan!

my parents own some land in abique (yeah, that's not spelled right); it's halfway between santa fe and taos.

(oh, and i like the first bag best)

(and i love your dress)

Rebecca said...

i am so excited for you! and hope that you've got all your moving details figured out. oh, and i guess i didn't mention how envious i am that you're moving to NM!!! i would love to leave the southeast just for a bit of relief from my allergies. and do they have poison ivy in NM? cause i got in a mess of that the other day.

love love love the Poppy Fields Amber Joy Messenger Bag, if my name is drawn in your special moving contest. can't wait to watch and learn all about your adventures in NM!

FinnyKnits said...

WOW! Congrats on your big move! As you know, I was totally charmed by the entire state of New Mexico, so I'll totally look forward to checking in on you as you get settled.

And, cute bags, too, BTW - the Hippie Summer Fiona Purse is just so cute. As you probably know (spec. from my Santa Fe post prolly) I'm a little bit of a hippie myself, so these flowers totally speak to me. Looks like a dress my mom had when I was growing up. Cute!

Lucy said...

I was just thinking about you MeLisa, and stopped by here last nite to check in on you. Congrats on your 100th post and I am glad to here you are going to be making the big move to be with DH and starting over in such a beautiful state! Good luck in the move and with the house saga~

Any of the 3 purses would be good with me, your work is impeccable, so I know they are all well made. Thank you for offering such wonderful goodies to us bloggy friends :)


LLA said...

Happy 100th post!

And what exciting news you have to share in it! Go West, Young Woman! Go West!

(and all the bags are totally fab!
And as much as I want to say "draw my name! draw my name!" I'm going to request that I not be added to the drawing - since I already got the darling chickadee and headband! I do want you to be able to share the love, and I already got more than my share!!!! Otherwise, I'd have all my fingers crossed to win any of them!)

Julie said...

COngrats on your 100th post! I hope you like New Mexico. All your bags are gorgeous.

Raesha D said...

congratulations!!! and i'm so excited the news is official!!! I can't wait for you to get here and hopefully we will have lots of fun adventures together:):) Love you!!!!

Rebecca said...

Congrats on the move you sound so excited! And I have no idea was Sass is (stupid work computer grumble grumble it's blocked) but I LOVE that dress!

Pleas esign me up for your generous give away! I love all the purses but I'd say the last one is my fav.

Renee said...

Oh Congratulations that is so exciting! Plus your 100th post you are just packing all of the excitement into one week huh.

Congrats and I wish you a pleasant and easy move.
Plus awesome purses those are incrediable you really need to get your etsy site up and running once you've moved to NM.

Taylor Design said...

MeLisa, good luck with the move, I'll say a prayer for you. Please put me in the runnings for the Fiona bags, they are super cute!

Heidi said...

How exciting! Hope the move goes smoothly. Too bad you'll still be tied up with the house mess, but maybe you can forget about it a little when you'll be so far away. Best wishes, and welcome to this side of the country! LOL

PS--love that lily pad fabric on the first bag! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Oh MeLisa, I nearly missed your giveaway.....
Congratulations and I love the "Fiona" bags, my namesake....
Great and exciting news on the moving front. I've just looked on the map and it is a "Big" move.
I would be happy with any bag for your giveaway. You can never have too many "MeLisa" bags....
Love Gina's dress too. Love the colour.

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