#400 Giveaway

~~~ This giveaway is officially closed, thanks to everyone who entered! ~~~~

I’m really excited to do this giveaway in honor of Noodlehead reaching over 400 followers!  I’ll be giving away one of the backpacks I made for Dana & Rae‘s Celebrate the Boy month.

The winner will have a choice of one of the following backpacks:

To Enter:
Leave a comment! Please leave your email address in your comment (or be sure you have it in your blogger profile). 

I’ll close the giveaway at 10 PM on Tuesday, Februrary 9th.   Hopefully that way, I’ll be able to get it shipped to you in time to give to that special boy for Valentine’s Day!

Thanks for entering!

PS.  In case you’re wondering, the lucky 400th follower was Susan!  Yay!  Shoot me an email Susan so I can send you your prize!

171 thoughts on “#400 Giveaway

  1. Diva'z says:

    Hi Anna,
    I am once again amazed and inspired with all of the talented peeps out there! I have 3 little boys who would just love your adorable backpack. Since I am a little sewing challenged, I shall continue to enjoy in awe all of the products and pictures on your site. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I’ve been so inspired by reading your site! And my little guys would put a bag like this to use! I’d have to make another one so there wouldn’t be fighting! ( :

  3. Oh please pick me! My son would love the snails!!!

  4. Mrs. Doodle says:

    I recently found your blog and I love it. You are so talented and have some really great tutorials. These bags are awesome:)

    cnyda (at) me (dot) com

  5. These are super cute! I was going to try making one myself, but this would be a much easier way to get one!! LOL!!

  6. birrrd says:

    I just found your blog today and have already added you to my favorites. Great stuff!

  7. angela says:

    super fun bags! i love the snails. πŸ™‚ and congrats on so many followers.

  8. Chris says:

    Hooray for you! Hopefully there will be a hooray for me, and I get to win the puppy dog backpack!

    Thank you, thank you!

  9. Ramona Burke says:

    my son would LOOOOOOVE the snails…
    lafamiliaburke at gmail dot com

  10. Lynette says:

    Ooh…I hope I win!!! I have a little boy that would love that!

  11. Suzy says:

    Love it! My little guy would be honored to carry something that cool!

  12. KennaWilde says:

    I have recently found your blog and loved all your work! I have no idea where you come up with these ideas but they are darling!

  13. RosaMarΓ­a says:

    ohhh that is so great!!! i hope win one of those fab backpacks!!! thanks for the chance and the tutorial!!!

  14. Morgan says:

    Those are SO cute! I would love to win one for my boys!

  15. Katie Bishop says:

    OH MY! I would love to win one!!

  16. What a cute backpack! My grandson would love that, well, one of them, lol! Oh, forgot to mention, I heart your up-cycled crayons, very fun. Thank you..

  17. Carol says:

    Congratulations on 400! I love the backpacks, so clever!

  18. Vanessa says:

    Congrats on the 400!

    You’re giving away these bags?!?!?!? Both awesome and generous of you. I’d love to win the cute snail bag for Sydney.Thanks!

  19. Blake says:

    Love your site! I have gathered supplies to make this but it will be one of my first projects. How great to win one and have it “just in case” mine is a flop! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!


  20. Julie says:

    I’d love to win the puppy dog bag. One of my little daycare boys would die to have one of these, that is if I could give it away if I won.
    I love you blog. Congratulations on your 400 followers (really 416 with me).
    Have a great weekend. God Bless!!!

  21. Aleisha says:

    These bags are so cute! I would love to win the snail one!

  22. Ashley says:

    I have two little boys and have been looking for some neat things to make for them. I came across your site last week and have found several things that I want to try to make including the backpacks. Thank you so much for taking the time to blog your tutorials on here. Thank you again.

  23. A. says:

    I loved the tutorial for the boy bag! I’ve not had a chance to try it, since the cold weather does not give me the motivation to head into the even colder basement where my sewing machine is, but I can’t wait!

  24. Allie says:

    Love, love, love. I think I want one for myself! Maybe I could share with my son.

  25. those are darling! love it along with everything else you do…

  26. How fun. I checked out the tutorial and it’s on my to-do list. How great if i could just win it!

  27. Momma Twitch says:

    I just LOVE your site!!! πŸ™‚

  28. Stephanie says:

    Just love your backpacks. Hoping that my husband retires a pair of khaki’s soon so I can give it a try. Love the rest of your site as well.

  29. Leslie says:

    congratulations susan!! this is such a great giveaway. thanks for the chance. little people always love bags to carry treasures in.


  30. Care says:

    I’d looooooove to win one of your fabulous backpacks! Count me in! :o)

    You rule!

  31. Simply Sara says:

    Crossing my fingers πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Love, love LOVE these bags!

  32. Jane says:

    Love your blog! I used to live in your part God’s Country.
    I have 3 grandsons who would love these backpacks.
    You are a talented woman!

  33. Lisa says:

    I’m so excited to see all these blog posts for boys!!!! What a great month, can’t wait to finally get to doing more stuff for my little boy.

  34. I just found your blog the other day and I love it. You are very creative and talented. My son would love one of your backpacks!
    my email is

  35. Warm Colors says:

    I just set up my own blog this week and your blog is one of my favorites. Keep up the great work.


  36. oh fingers crossed! those backpacks are too cute.

  37. Vanillabean says:

    Holy Moly those are cute! My son would love any of those backpacks. So would my daughter actually πŸ™‚

  38. Stephanie says:

    So glad you’re doing a giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. asklisam says:

    Love the bags and so does my son. Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. I would love the snail bag. πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway!! πŸ™‚

  41. Magen says:

    Very cute! I’m a new follower thanks to these sweet bags πŸ™‚

  42. pinry says:

    very inspiring! these really stood out for me on the made blog as an ingenious project. and little boys do love bags for importantly carrying around their treasures!

  43. Jessica says:

    The bags are totally adorable! Glad I found your blog.

  44. little evie says:

    Hi there,
    What a lovely blog to stumble across on a rainy afternoon. Congrats on your 400th follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope all is well in your world.
    Steph πŸ™‚

  45. carmel says:

    my son would love that!!
    and i love it too
    thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Oh! I love these! (I love your blog too!) Pick me! Pick me!! πŸ™‚

  47. Rebecca G. says:

    I love these creative happy little boy-bags! And I have a little guy who would love to tote his stuff around in one! So glad I found your blog.

  48. Misty says:

    Accidently found your blog (isn’t that how it always happens?) and I’m so glad I did! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Misty

  49. Karla says:

    Congrats! Those bags are so cute!


  50. srz says:

    i love the puppy dog bag, very cute! Love your projects!

  51. Emskyrooney says:

    I am LOVING this month of boys and the backpacks are so cute! Would love to win one for my little guy- we’re going on his very first plane trip at the end of the month and he’d be so excited to have his own little carry-on!

  52. Julie says:

    So added to my “to sew” list. Love the tute, thanks for sharing.

  53. those are so cute! i’m loving your tutorials…can’t wait to try some out!

  54. Lisa says:

    I think those drawstring backpacks are so cute! I really like the red and black one!! Thanks for doing this!! I love all of the great ideas on your blog!

  55. Chelsea says:

    I’m so excited to have all these boy tutorials! I have 2 little boys and I can’t wait to make some of your ideas!!

  56. missy says:

    Love these bags and I’m loving all this boy stuff

  57. Miss Prickly says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been trying to convince my husband to give up a pair of his old khakis so I could make one, but he hasn’t given in yet.

    pricklypearcactuscandy@comcast (dot) net

  58. This is really cute! I’m planning on making one to use as a gift bag for a birthday party next weekend. Thanks so much for upping the boy-project factor!

  59. I have already decided my son needs one of these…he’s not big enough to carry it yet (or walk for that matter), but I know he’ll love it.

    Happy 400th blog post.

  60. Sarah says:

    Hi! Great giveaway! Enter me please πŸ™‚

  61. These are adorable. I love the snail one!

  62. Kendra says:

    I love the snail backpack! So cute!

  63. krmccord says:

    I love these! I hope I win one:)

  64. Grace Wong says:

    wow, these bags are so cute. congrats on 400 followers!

  65. marisa says:

    thanks for the chance! i love these bags!

  66. Can I try? These bags and all the stuff here are great and I love them!

  67. ^A^ngel says:

    Oh how generous of you…they are sooo cute…Thanks for the opportunity to win and congrats on the 400 followers…

    Hugs and God Bless…


  68. Jen says:

    love love love your ideas!!!

  69. Tiffany says:

    Love the red one! And I’ve been a follower.

  70. They are both very cute, would be hard to choose. These have been put on my “to do” list for the boys. =)

  71. Bego says:

    My favourite is the red one! I’ll keep my fingers crossed πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this fantastic giveaway and for keeping your blog.
    Hugs from Spain
    Bego (

  72. KK says:

    My little lovebug would love to put his crayons and cars in either of these bags! Hope I win!

    Thanks, Kathy

  73. Rachel says:

    oh, forgot to read your comment re: your giveaway! i went to the fabric store and could not find anything as cute as the snails, but did find some cute fabric! My friend and I made one yesterday but i have 2 young boys, so i stayed up until 4:30 last night making a 2nd one. I would love to win one of yours though (have 2 more to make..i have 4 boys! lol!). My email is Would love to share photos of our bags! Rach

  74. spiralunwind says:

    Thanks for holding such a great giveaway! The backpacks are really adorable!

    Hannah (

  75. Congrats on your 400 follower!!
    Both are lovely,hard to choose, but my favorite`s green, I`ll keeping my fingers and toes crossing.

  76. Wow, 400 followers! Congrats! My son saw this backpack the other day while Dana had you on Made and asked for one with a dinosaur. He loves the zipper feature.

  77. Ashley Ann says:

    Those are so cute! I have a little fella who would love one!

    mosthotbutter [at] gmail [dot] com

  78. Meredith says:

    I love these bags!!

  79. Sian says:

    so fun! my boy would love one of these!

  80. Liliana says:

    They are so cute! Thanks for all of the great tutorials. I love your blog!

    anaphil36 (at) aol (dot) com

  81. Karen says:

    Congratulations on 400 followers! I love checking out your website and seeing all of your great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

    And I love these backpacks…totally cute and totally boy! πŸ™‚

  82. Love the backpacks — who knew a backpack could be so “manly”. It’s a great idea! πŸ™‚

  83. Sarah Pead says:

    Hooray for number 400! these little bags are simply splendid! hope i win. (

  84. This is cool! i love you blog and all the inspiration. Thanks!


  85. Kelly says:

    ooh, they are just so cute!

  86. sang says:

    These backpacks are so fun! I love your blog and your awesome tutorials. Thanks!

  87. Brenda says:

    What a great idea! I love projects that make something beautiful and useful out of something that would normally be discarded. Thanks for the inspiration.

  88. RyanSarahN says:

    These backpacks are so cute! I especially love the orange snail one. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and fun blog to read!

  89. Alissa says:

    I love the snail fabric, it’s so cute! Congrats on 400!

  90. pss says:

    Recently found your blog…and am greatly enjoying it. I would love to win one of these bags!!!

  91. Dahlia says:

    My how quickly your followers have grown! Congrats Anna πŸ™‚ You always have something inspiring to look at – thank you.

    And I love the snail bag – sooo stinkin’ cute!

  92. Osmosis says:

    Congrats! I can’t wait to try your tutorials. Best wishes, Sara.

  93. sewtakeahike says:

    Hi Anna, you can leave my name out of the drawing, but I just wanted to say congrats!

  94. JRoberts says:

    My boys would love one of those backpacks…would save me from makeing one! πŸ™‚

    I came over here after reading your guest post and love what I see. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    kgm3boys @

  95. Stephanie says:

    Those are adorable! My son would love them both! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!


  96. Phillipa says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win!

  97. urbancraft says:

    I love the celebrate the boy crafts, this is a wonderful inclusion.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    yourkaren @ hotmail . com

  98. Emma says:

    I’ve just landed here from MADE… I didn’t realise it was a giveaway! Awesome.. the pooch on red is just fabulous.. y’know if I won I’m not sure it would get as far as my son – it’d be on my back in a flash!! x

  99. Jane says:

    I just found your blog and am adding it to my Google Reader RIGHT NOW! πŸ™‚ I just love this backpack and I know my 3-year old car-crazed son would too!

  100. Ariane says:

    Wow!! Congratulations on your 400 followers. That’s because you have an amazing blog!!!

  101. jill says:

    love your blog–especially the header, too cute

  102. Kari C. says:

    Love the bag! I think Celebrate boy month is a awesome. Thank you for all of the great ideas.

  103. Orsolya says:

    I’m just making one, at the moment, but it would be great to have another, the original from you πŸ™‚


  104. oh these are so cute!! thanks,

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  105. Would love to have it for my boy here in.. Singapore! πŸ˜€

  106. Elsie says:

    too cute! I love all your tutorials and am thinking of attempting this one. =)

  107. Kelli says:

    So impressed with your “zipper work” I’m much too chicken to try!

  108. Cecilia says:

    I love your blog and all your tutorials. Thank you…

  109. Jacqui says:

    Up to 430 now – well done! Even though I have a girl I’m going to enter because I think the snail one is adorable and I know she’d love it. Girls are much luckier in that regard than boys aren’t they – they can pick and choose from both sides of the gender spectrum much more easily than boys can!

  110. Leah says:

    I really liked the backpack and am hoping to give it a try. But am really hoping that I win one so because I am sure that mine wouldn’t turn out half as good.

  111. kristi says:

    I love the snail backpack. It is so cute!

  112. Oooooo….I love them all and can’t make a choice so i asked my 2 1/2 yr old daughter and she likes the snail back pack…
    Pick me please.
    Angela Scrofano

  113. traci says:

    You amaze me with your creativity and your use of zippers. You make it look so easy. Congrats on your 400 follower.

  114. Abbie says:

    I have three boys and would love the snail bag. I recently found your blog, and am excited to try a few of your tutorials.

  115. Camille says:

    So adorable! I became a follower after seeing your adorable Valentine Cards (just made 42 of them) and have since been reading up on all your cute projects! Can’t wait to get to more of them! GREAT blog!

  116. coribeans says:

    Oh my gosh these are cute! I think my son and daughter would have to tussle over the snail bag; it’s awesome!

  117. holly p says:

    The backpacks are adorable! The dog one would be perfect for my little nephew.

  118. Shana says:

    I love these bags! I would love the snail one for my “Bug” – adorable!

  119. steffany says:

    Congratulations! and I love this backpack and would love to win one.

  120. gina says:

    Oh My!! Those turned out awesome!! I have 2 little grandsons, and either one of them would love to have one of them!! Absolutely wonderful!!


  121. Thanks for the chance to win! My son’s favorite color is red–he would love the dog backpack!

  122. Sherry says:

    They are super-cute. I love the snails – but my son would love the puppy. Thanks for the chance and the great blog.

  123. sew obsessed says:

    Well done on so many followers.
    Lovely cute bags, my sons would love the puppy bag.
    Thanks for the chance to win one.

  124. I just discovered your blog, and I love it! Great stuff here! Thanks for having a give-away!
    My son’s favorite color is red, he would love the dog backpack!

  125. Anke says:

    I really love these bags. Your tutorial is under my bookmarks and I hope this week I will find the time to give it a try. My son really needs a new bag for gymclass.

    My email is

  126. MiekK's says:

    Hi, I’m one of your newest followers, love your blog!
    I would love to win the snail bag!

  127. Jinny Newlin says:

    I’m one of your newer followers, but I’ve already tackled your cargo pants messenger bag… TWICE! I love all your ideas. Keep them flowing! I really like that cute snail bag above and would sooooo love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

  128. Natasha says:

    I just love your blog! I have 2 of your tutorials out waiting for me to get to the fabric store and pick up zippers! My little guy would love one of those backpacks!

  129. *katie says:

    Very, very cute! I love the snail bag. I found my way here from Today’s Creative blog and am so glad I did!

  130. MaryAZ says:

    hopped over from TCB…love your blog! Cute bag…as a mom of 2 boys it is hard to find good boy ideas (LOTS of very cute girl things out there in blogland!). Thanks for the ideas!

  131. Dawn says:

    Found your blog through made and boys month and just saw you on Today’s Creative Blog-congrats-love your blog and love those bags-especially the snail one-too cute!

  132. paula_lemos says:

    I would love to win the snail backpack, so cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

  133. Magen says:

    These are SO cute! I have 2 boys and I LOVE finding things to make for them…thanks for having some things for the boys!

  134. Casey says:

    I love that puppy one!

  135. Tiffanee says:

    You have so inspired me to bring out the sewing machine again! These backpacks are adorable. I would LOVE to have one. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  136. GinaBeana says:

    So CUTE! I just discovered your blog recently and LOVE it! I’d love to have one of these for my boys to share (of course, secretly, I want it for me! Shhh…) Hopefully my email address is in my profile.

  137. Brianna says:

    These are adorable!!

  138. Tasha says:

    Hello, I just saw your blog on todays creative blog. Your bags are too adorable. My 23 month old son has just taken an interest in carring around his toys in a bag, unfornuately right now I haven’t gotten him his own he just uses my purses and thats just not right.

  139. Delben says:

    Your bags are great. Perfect for boys. Thanks. Would love to win.

  140. Mindy says:

    Love these and so would my son.

  141. Those bags are great, I love the snail fabric, so cute!

  142. Andee says:

    Congrats! Very cute bags too!

  143. Michele says:

    I know a perfect little man who would adore this bag! Very cute.

  144. Amy says:

    My nephew would love that dog backpack and his bday is in March! 450 followers…holy cow!

  145. Pattyjo says:

    What awesome bags! Thank you for the chance1

  146. Tasha says:

    I love the snail backpack..So adorable!

    Tasha at

  147. gina says:

    love that dog one- perfect for a little boy’s birthday I have coming up in April. πŸ™‚

    So glad you were featured on today’s creative blog- I made it here just in time!

    ps. do you have any etsy shop? I don’t see a link anywhere…

  148. Can’t wait to try the tutorial! Love the doggie bag.

  149. Sumi says:

    I just found your blog and am hooked!! My son would love the doggie bag!! You make such amazing things!!

  150. Eve says:

    Beautiful backpacks – and I am loving the snails and puppy dog tails. Very clever, you!


  151. Kari says:

    So generous of you to do a giveaway! The boys at our house would love a backpack. πŸ™‚

  152. super cute! recently found your blog. thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚
    cascobaysoap (at) aol (dot) com

  153. Jody says:

    Love the snails…So glad I found your blog.

  154. Love your blog! I came over from Today’s Creative Blog. These backpacks are adorable, as are everything else on here! Now I’m off to see what other goodies you have to share. πŸ™‚

  155. ~Hope says:

    Too Cute!!! Makes me want to get my sewing machine out!

  156. Pacokeco says:

    Brilliant! I know my little one loves to collect little “treasures” and tote them around – I still recall the dirty piece of wood that was lovingly carried around for nearly a week!
    Thanks for the giveaway and tutorial!

  157. suesueb says:

    Such an adorable backpack and your tutorial is so clear! I’m always looking for projects for my grandson because I sew so much for my granddaughter and I don’t want him to feel left out. It’s been so much fun following these projects. Thank y’all all so much!!

  158. Lynne says:

    So cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  159. TUTU Monkey says:

    ooooo so cute!!! Thanks for the fun give-a-way!!

  160. what a generous giveaway!! i LOVE your tutorials! :)!


  161. Debb says:

    Wow, so cute… thanks
    debbebennett at yahoo dot com

  162. Tawnya says:

    I’m excited to try out the tutorial, even if I don’t win. πŸ˜€

  163. Marybeth says:

    Hi! So cute! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway!

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