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CLOSED: Cherry Blossom Purse

Hello everyone! Today I have what is probably everybody’s favorite type of post: the kind where you can win something! Sew Mama Sew is hosting Giveaway Day (which is really more like Giveaway Week), and this year I am pleased to be participating by giving away a handmade goodie!

Cherry Blossom Purse | katili*made |

Up for grabs is an adorable little purse that features a cherry blossom print on the outside, and a white with red polka dots lining. It’s a small “grab it and go” purse just large enough to hold a small wallet, cell phone and keys. It’s closes with a magnetic snap. The strap that comes with it is a 48″ long soft chain, but it’s removable so you can use the bag as a strapless clutch, or attach a different strap if desired. I’m also happy to adjust the length of the chain one if the winner wants me to.

Cherry Blossom Purse | katili*made |

Some of you will recognize the fabric, but for the new visitors (hi! Thanks for coming by, I hope you’ll have a look around at some of the other posts), this fabric is the last little bit of one that I fell in love with. I have a bag made out of it that I carried until it fell apart.. but don’t worry, I can fix it and will carry it around even more! The pattern I used is Little Betty Bag. I’ll see if I can get some better photos before the contest is over.

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This contest is open to everyone including international visitors, hooray! There are a number of ways to enter; to start, leave a comment below telling me what you normally carry in your purse. I’m one of those gals that can carry a tiny one because I don’t carry much around, but I’m always curious what goes into people’s great big ones! Once you’ve commented there are other ways to gain entries such as spreading the word or following me via social media.

BONUS! I am also doing a small giveaway for a copy of my knitting pattern, Blades of Grass Mitts. Followers on Twitter, Facebook or my blog feed can enter here, and there will be 3 winners for the pattern. This is a PDF pattern and I can deliver either via email or via Ravelry.

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Good luck and enjoy! You can find other handmade giveaways on this Sew Mama Sew Giveaway post. If you want to Pin an image, here’s the one to share:

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  • Chris

    I also don’t carry a big purse! Usually I’ll just have chapstick, my phone/wallet, and a snack!

  • Now that my kids are a little older I can carry a smaller purse with just wallet, phone, tissues, a pen and a small packet of wet wipes or sanitisers.

  • sandra Mason

    This is a beautiful giveaway. I carry a handbag, wallet, phone, sunglasses, diary and lots of miscellaneous stuff for work

  • Jess Z

    I generally just carry my phone, wallet and keys since I have to carry a diaper bag nowadays. :)

  • Jeifner

    I almost always have a one liter Nalgene water bottle and a few notebook/sketchbooks plus paper and pens and a little wallet. Lots of stuff :)

  • Leo

    Well I usually have purses big enough to hold at east a pocket book … though with summer coming I hsoudl think about one with jst enough space to hold the key, wallet and phone … somethign to go along with a summer dress

  • Faith

    What a sweet bag! That fabric is to die for. I tend to carry more than I want because I’ve always spent most of my day out of the house. You start with wallet, keys, a book, and knitting and you already have more than you should ;)

  • Martina

    Such a lovely bag! I normally have my phone, my keys , some tissues and often a plastic bag with a hansewing project with me. You never know when you have to wait somewhere and I love to be able to enjoy the waiting with sewing.

  • Sarah

    I usually carry the basics, a water bottle and a book. Beautiful bag!

  • Gill

    I always carry a tape measure!!

  • Linda S

    Love the colours ! I always have a small book in there.

  • annette

    Usually I just have my wallet and my keys. :) My daughter(7) would love this purse, she usually carries her chapstick and a lovey of some sort in her purse.

  • mindy


    I also prefer a small purse–easier on my shoulder. ;-) I have a phone, Blistex, nail file, wallet (never any money in it), a few Kleenex, and keys. Actually, I just cleaned it out yesterday, so it’s all fresh in my mind! Nothing bizarre hiding out anymore. ;-)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Gina C

    I usually carry lots of things, mostly kids related! Besides the basics, tissues, baby diapers/wipes, sippy cup of water, and if we’re going out for a long time, my older kid’s DS’s

  • Sans

    I’m a big purse person because years of having small children has trained me to never be without emergency supplies. I have my phone, iPad mini, wallet, stuff like band aids/neosporin/antibac, hand lotion, lip balm, moisturizer, some kind of candy or gum, small knitting pouch with knitting tools (stitch markers, scissors, tape measure, small crochet hook, tapestry needle), small pouch with quilting tools (thimble, needles, thread), handkerchief, eyeglass cleaner, sunglasses, pens, notebook, small rollerball perfume, and a pocket knife (and usually a few Legos or matchbox cars or crayons or other toys, just in case).

  • Cons

    My daughter would love this purse. I love the choice of fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • ciara

    i always have my phone, keys, & digital camera, as well as whatever book i’m reading, my to-do list notebook, a pen, plus snacks for the baby (a sippy of water, a bag of cheerios & raisins, string cheese, & an orange). wow, that sounds like a lot.

  • Beth

    I carry my keys, wallet, phone, hand sanitizer, and sometimes an ipad

  • Karen B

    I carry the essentials so I have room for whatever else is needed that day. I have a leatherman tool, notepads, extra keys, everyday keys, cards, checks, a pen, and a lipstick. Then I add in extras, like fabric, and snacks. Mine is falling apart, so it’s time to repair or make a new one.

  • Teresa W

    This is adorable! Besides the usual, I have chapstick, lotion, a pen and small notepad, and gum…the essentials. :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  • Kaitlin

    Diapers! ;)

  • Mary Ann

    silly putty…. really. Best kid distractor known to man.

  • Laura

    I carry lotion, chapstick and tissues!

  • HeatherC

    Needles & thread are usually in my bag, along with random toys and kid snacks.

  • allison

    just my phone, wallet, and keys usually – I have started carrying smaller bags because I found that if I carry a bigger bag, I will just fill it with things I don’t need.

  • Stephanie O

    Right now I am not carrying a purse I am carrying a diaper bag and wallet. So i need something smaller and cute. I love the colors!

  • Kirsten

    Wallet, chapstick, random receipts and wrappers, dead phone.

  • Cheryle

    I usually carry my keys, phone and atm card.

  • Debra Kay Neiman

    New follower on Bloglovin – from Oklahoma USA. I only carry a small purse now, since I wrecked my shoulder (rotary cuff repair but lost a tendon) I walk with a cane, so a large purse is too much. I carry my wallet, keys, phone, IPOD and epipen. This is a really cute purse. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • Kat H

    Lip balm, a spare hair tie and hair clips, the usual keys/phone combo, wallet, and tissues. :-)

  • Carol

    Such an adorable purse! I carry around keys, phones, and way too much other stuff! :O)

  • Diane

    I carry money, a comb, a pen, my cards, and not much else. I have a small purse.

  • Jessie

    I carry my wallet, lip gloss, and a small can of pepper spray. Everything else is optional.

  • Missy

    I usually just carry my wallet, keys, lipstick, chapstick and my phone in my purse. If my purse is big enough, in the summer I will also have a water bottle.

  • Rebeckah

    My wallet, house keys, chapstick… odds and ends…

  • liz

    right now i’m carrying a Poolside Tote in Marvel fabric that didn’t sell at my craft show this past weekend. I love it. it’s only holding my wallet, my phone, and my zipper pouch with pens, lip gloss, crayons, lego guys, etc(you know, the essentials!)

  • Kristen

    I think it is more what don’t I carry, I am in the diaper bag stage. I usually just a have small little one inside though for my wallet, phone, keys, chapstick.

  • Ali

    I think I have a filing cabinet in my purse – tons of papers, phone, ipad, checkbook, wallet, keys, a kindle, and tons of lists

  • Jocelyn

    I carry my wallet, checkbook, pen, small writing pad and my point and shoot camera. Thanks for the giveaway. Really pretty purse.

  • Emme

    I always have to carry my day planner!

  • Julia

    My keys of course! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Libby

    Always lip gloss and my wallet

  • Amy C

    I always carry gum and chapstick and headache tablets!!!

  • shannon

    I must have my phone in my purse!

  • Sandy

    I carry my phone, keys, credit cards and tissues.

  • Charlotte L

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Raina DelRio

    I carry my phone, keys, ID and debit card

  • Vicki H

    I carry wallet, keys, phone, coupons, comb and pen.

  • Sandy K

    I usually have my wallet, checkbook, keys, phone, small notebook, pen, and comb. Way too much, no wonder its heavy.

  • Jo

    Everything and the kitchen sink! Wallet, glasses, sun glasses, chapstick, medication, toothpicks for DH, a gait belt, hand sanitizer, hand cream, sun screen, calendar, mints, extra socks, stuff like that.

  • RedSetter

    I carry a teeny little black leather handbag with the usual key, purse, phone then dump it inside my humungous work bag that I could use to smuggle a St.Bernard’s dog around in! Worse is that I am always looking for a tissue and never seem to have one! Thank goodness for friends and colleagues who are mummy people and always have one!

  • Gisel-la Roca

    a pen and paper

  • Damla

    I always carry some money along with my identity card and bank card in my purse.

  • shannon c.

    When it’s a big purse, probably everything under the sun. When small- wallet, phone, sunglasses. I’m trying to pare down!

  • Alyce Rodriguez

    Peppermint Altoids are a must have wherever I go, thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Robin

    I usually just carry a wallet, my phone and lip balm! What a perfect little purse this is!!

  • Tania S.

    I carry my phone, lipstick, sunglasses & wallet in my purse.

  • Lyn

    hmmm….Wallet….pen…small pad or piece of paper….various hair clips and ponytail holders end up accumulating there….the thing that takes the most room is I carry a small med kit because I have some severe food allergies…it’s a small zippered case with epipen, benedryl, etc, and because of this, I can’t usually do the pretty tiny purses.

  • Rebecca T

    Other than wallet, keys, and phone…. I carry chocolate, gum, Chapstick and my daughter’s behavior chart!

  • Beth T.

    I always carry a little flashlight and a Swiss Army knife.

  • Jodi R

    I always carry lip gloss/balm for me and wet wipes to clean up my toddler.

  • Wehaf

    Phone, wallet, keys, glasses, lip balm. :)

  • Tania B

    Wallet, keys, phone, and coupons.

  • MelodyJ

    I carry lip balm and lotion.

  • Pauline

    I carry my wallet, tissues, keys, phone, band aids, angina medicine.

  • kathyh

    The usuals plus my sashiko project to work on at lunch.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jess

    I usually carry a lot in my purse (this would probably go to a friend). I have an old school phone (pre-flip phone (!); I keep it because it’s cheap and it’s basically indestructible) and so I have to carry a little calender with me. The biggest space suckers are because of my allergies – I have to carry an inhaler, benadryl cream, and an epi pen. I’m also sensitive to a lot of soaps, so I have to carry my own soap. I also have the usual wallet, mini Altoids, lip balm, etc.

  • nancysue

    wallet phone and keys….that’s it :)

  • Sue

    Please don’t ask what is in my purse…everything but the kitchen sink. I have a little pouch with the necessities that I can just grab and go…

  • Nupur

    Always in my purse: wallet, keys, notebook (for grocery lists etc) and pen, lipstick and chapstick. This purse is SO lovely.

  • Michelle Smith

    I always have my wallet and keys in my purse

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  • Rachel Martorano

    I always carry a small bag, but the essentials are lip balm, wallet, pen, phone, eyeglass cleaner and keys. Thanks for participating! :)

  • Brenda

    I’m one of those people who carry everything in her purse. That’s why I’d love to have one of these grab and go types, even if I carried it in my other bag. That way, I could leave the things that I need to have with me in the car, and run errands without getting a weight lifting workout.

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