Crafty Tuesday

So, we are going to do today’s Crafty Tuesday a little differently. Partly because even though our Crafty Party last week was totally fun, I didn’t get any real crafting done, and I don’t have anything to show today.Β  But mostly because I was reading Swistle last week and wanted to get in on her idea for some giveaways to raise awareness on the CPSIA issue.

The CPSIA legislation doesn’t directly affect me since I don’t sell any of my goods. But it could seriously hurt my Etsy addiction, and the world of handmade crafts in general. I know that many of you have already joined me in signing the petitions and writing your congressmen and women, I just ask that you continue your support. And proof that every signature and letter helps – last week the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted to suspend the act for one year to review the rules and how they will enforce it. Good news for all crafty folks and hopefully a reasonable solution will be found.

So on to the giveaway! I will craft a custom bag for the winner. It can be a kidlet for your kiddie, or a reusable shopping bag for yourself. Leave a comment and promise that you will at least click the “Save Handmade” button over there on the right (see it?) and see if there is something you might be able to do to help.

That’s it! I’ll leave the comments open until Sunday, February 8th at midnight. Then I’ll randomly select a winner and we’ll collaborate to get you a sweet bag!

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31 Responses to “Crafty Tuesday”


  1. 1 Elizabeth February 3, 2009 at 4:08 am

    I love the bags you make! And, I just found Etsy so I don’t want anything to happen to it!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. 2 Kathy Beckett February 3, 2009 at 4:37 am

    SO glad the CPSIA crisis is averted or at least poseponed for another year. I love the bags you make and it’s so nice of you to do the giveaway anyway!

  3. 3 MelodyA. February 3, 2009 at 4:41 am

    LOVE your kidlets. Yep, awesome news. I’ve been going to etsy first for birthday gifts.

  4. 4 carey February 3, 2009 at 4:57 am

    how nice of you to do this giveaway!! and thank goodness this business as been postponed for now. πŸ™‚

  5. 5 Bethtastic February 3, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Cute bags! Love them. πŸ˜€

    Great news about saving handmade!! YAY!

  6. 6 Beth February 3, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Beautiful work! Would LOVE to wine one of your bags!

  7. 7 Kate W. February 3, 2009 at 6:49 am

    You are so much nicer than I am… I need to figure out something for a give away. Your bags are just so cute!

  8. 8 Elisa February 3, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Interesting….I noticed the button on your page yesterday but didn’t have time to click there. This is all new(s) to me.
    Seems like a better option that going after the crafters and end stage products would be to go after the crafting materials themselves. If you can show that you purchased paint/ink xyz that has already been proven to be safe – then you can make your treasures. That seems to make more sense to me. I could be way off base especially since this whole topic is new to me and I haven’t read that much on it yet.
    But that would protect the crafters in the middle….and get rid of unsafe materials…….

    hmmm…definitely food for thought!

    And how nice of you to do a giveaway!

  9. 9 Christina February 3, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Good for you, Carrie! I was so glad to hear that it’s at least been delayed a year. I just added the button to my blog, too. Let’s make our voices heard!

    And you know I want in on the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  10. 10 Jen February 3, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Thanks so much for raising awareness on this issue. I am going to add the button to my blog too.

  11. 11 thelandofka February 3, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I blogged about that today, too! In this economy that law was going to put much hardship on crafsters that needed that extra income. Hopefully the law changes and puts the onus on testing to the suppliers. I wrote to my state rep, but I can’t write to my senator just yet. That’s still up in the air. πŸ˜‰

  12. 12 Stacie February 3, 2009 at 8:34 am

    I am glad that this is being extended. There are so many people that are affected by this. Thanks for the giveaway. I am glad that you have the opportunity to continue your trade.

  13. 13 Dawn February 3, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Yay for you! I’m in! Good news about the delay…Etsy is fantastic, one of my goals this year is to buy b-day gifts from Etsy. I just have to refrain from buying things for myself at the same time πŸ˜‰ It’s all so fantastic!

    I will add the button as well and will educate myself more about what I can do to help~

    πŸ™‚

  14. 14 Melissa February 3, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Thank you! I will click the button…hopefully the delay will give them time to work this out for the good of all.

  15. 15 Caley February 3, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I love your bags- totally cute!

  16. 16 Vicky (Secret Mom Thoughts) February 3, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Thanks for doing this give away. Your bags are so cute.

  17. 17 MommyBrain February 3, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Adorable bags. When are you going to open an Etsy shop?!?! πŸ™‚

  18. 18 Kelsey February 3, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Swistle sent me – thanks for doing this giveaway!

  19. 19 Michelle February 3, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I clicked….when I win, I’ll take a shopping bag! πŸ™‚

  20. 20 Carolyn G February 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. Both bags are darling. But I love the reusable bag!!

  21. 21 Sam February 3, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    What adorable bags! I think I would love a shopping bag…to stuff all my library books in!

  22. 22 Aunt Laura February 4, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Absolutely wonderful idea. Wish I was as crafty as you. Love your bags as you already know!

  23. 23 Amy Signor February 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Just love the bags and the idea of this giveaway!!! I already clicked!!

  24. 24 Alison February 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Oh, I would love to win a bag. Sooooo fun!

  25. 25 lo February 7, 2009 at 3:38 am

    i clicked – this is so important to get the word out about this type of legislation

  26. 26 Carol February 7, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I have a button on my blog about this legislation. Thanks for the giveaway and for informing people. Hope I win!

  27. 27 ecky February 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    i’ve been reading a lot about this and it is scary!
    i’m glad there’s more time to get the word out!!

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  28. 28 cheryl k February 7, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Your bags are adorable – thanks for a nice giveaway

  29. 29 Cathy W. February 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t want to lose any of the Etsy shops either. I don’t think I can complete holiday shopping without them. I have read some about it and signed a petition. I will continue to follow the all the links I find about it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  30. 30 Becky February 7, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Another reusable shopping bag would be so handy! I promise I’ll take a look for you, I adore handmade, and I hope it doesn’t come to that. Thank you for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com


  1. 1 And, we have a winner! ~ Crafty Tuesday « Barely Controlled Chaos Trackback on February 10, 2009 at 1:05 am

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