Today is the day! The Sew,Mama,Sew Giveaway Day!

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Happy Monday ya’ll!  I am so happy to be joining in on Sew,Mama,Sew!’s annual Giveaway Day today!  This is my very first giveaway on Raspberry Sunshine and hopefully the first of many to come.

If you are new visitor to Raspberry Sunshine, Welcome! Thanks for stopping by to enter the giveaway and for checking out my site. I am a SAHM to 3 boys 12,9,6 and after my youngest entered Kindergarten this year I decided to pursue my dream of opening my own handbag design studio (With much support and love from the hubby!).  And now I can say my dream has come true and I am so blessed and excited to have my own business and meet others online who enjoy sewing and design as much as I do!

With a degree in Home Economics Education, I have loved crafting and sewing basically my whole life. Handbags, home decor projects and other fun accessories are my favorite things to sew.  By biggest inspiration is Japanese designs, fabrics and patterns as well as natural linen and fun, unique prints.

I am excited to share with you my giveaway entry this morning.  To one lucky reader, I will be giving away:

1 twill drawstring bubble pouch (6 1/2″ x 6″)


1 small skein of Sunshine yellow/cream twine


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1 key fob in a khaki belting with a pale blue floral print

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I will use the trusty Rafflecopter to help me chose the winner and will close the contest on May 10th.  The winner will be notified no later than May 12th and will ship shortly after. I will be more than happy to ship internationally as well. Make sure you head back over to  Sew, Mama, Sew! to see all the participants. (I am in the Handbags, etc category).There will be hundreds of entries and great blogs to discover!

Hope your start to the week will be as fun as mine! Good luck and thanks for visiting Raspberry Sunshine ~Cindy~

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  1. I love the cross body bags, so comfy¡¡¡

  2. Kristin H says:

    A good friend of mine made me a bag out of star trek fabric a couple months ago. It’s so much fun!

  3. Love the bag you are giving away. I make small bags and clutches that usually get given away to my friends. Would be nice to have something for me, made by someone else.

  4. I really love making – and carrying – Bow Tucks purses. I’ve made literally dozens of them and I always love the way they look. Pockets on the inside and outside make them so useful, too!

  5. My favorite bag is one roomy enough to get all my emergency needs into (sewing kit,etc). Also the color has to be
    light enough to see all the way to the bottom. This bag has both requirements. Pick me!!! Thanks.

  6. I always give my bags away, to win yours would be great.

  7. Bailey says:

    I like to be able to wear my bag across my body. With two litle ones, I have to bolt at a moments notice after them and not leave my purse behind.

  8. Love the adorable bag. thanks
    I enjoy making different sizes of bags.

  9. Jane S. says:

    My favorite bag is one that I use during the summer — it’s an orange and white striped tote with handles that are made of a thick, soft cotton cord. Thank you for the nice giveaway! 🙂

  10. Tote bag since it’s simple and light:)

  11. I really like the Ava Rose tote. Thank you.

  12. I love my boho bags. I am working on a new one today!

  13. Denise says:

    I love your scrappy tote! So cute. ):

  14. Danijela says:

    This is amazing,love it!My fav is tote bag,so useful for me.Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

  15. Deidra says:

    I favorite bag is an Amy Butler bag that can carry all my sewing items.

  16. Gale W. says:

    Gorgeous bag! Love it!

  17. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. My favourite bag of all time was a bright red leather bag that my husband bought me one christmas. I used it until it fell to bits. I love a bag to fasten at the top and to have at least one internal pocket.

  18. My favourite bag is a messenger bag.

  19. Crossbody ones! 🙂

  20. I like messenger bags

  21. Christina G. says:

    My favorite handbag is a small funky green one I made several years ago.

  22. I like medium to large shoulder bags. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  23. I like oversized bags, i just have too many things with two little ones to carry around. I am dreaming of the day when i could go out with just a little clutch!

  24. Debra Lee says:

    A Rebecca Minkoff MAB!

  25. What a sweet and lovely style! Thanks for giving it away

  26. I have never had one, but I the cross body bags have really got my attention. I’ve always used a shoulder bag before but since my knee injury, I’ve needed to use a cane. I think maybe a cross body bag would work for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. I really don’t have a fav and when I make my own I tend to make it up as I go along…I have pattern following issues (lol)

  28. Cara Wills says:

    I love your custom linen and patchwork tote on your etsy shop. I am a sucker for a good big tote bag. I would like to carry smaller bags but find that I am always grabbing the tote on my way out the door.

  29. My favorite handbag needs to have pockets. I don’t want to have to dig for my phone and keys. What a generous giveaway. Thank you for participating in the Giveaway Day.

  30. I like to carry a purse that has closure. Either a zipper or pull string. Lots of pockets for organizing too.

  31. I love purses with a zipper, so all of my stuff doesn’t fall out. 🙂

  32. Kim Stewaet says:

    I love hobo style bags.

  33. I love a good tote bag. One that’s not too big and not too small. 🙂
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

  34. Janis T says:

    I like a smaller cross strap bag!

  35. Love the little pouch! One can never have too many in my opinion.

  36. Most functional is a crossbody in colder months – keep hands in pockets without worrying about bag falling off shoulders. In warmer months it’s a great tote.

    But favorite would go to a cute little suede bag that my mom picked up for me in Italy.

  37. I like tote bags or bags that just have one wide opening. My husband likes to call them “black holes” but I prefer being able to scoop things up and drop them in. I don’t like bags with clasps, simple opening are better!

  38. Oh geez fave handbag. Now that is to hard to chose…lol. Might have to be my Guess one i got from my hubby a coupe of years ago

  39. I like messenger bags. Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Breanna S says:

    My favorite kinds of bags are messenger bags and hobo bags although I am not sure either counts as a handbag. Beautiful giveaway!

  41. I love shoulder bags.

  42. What an absolutely adorable bag! LOVE the fabrics!
    New Pinterest follower here! 🙂

  43. Very nice giveaway. Thanks

  44. Marilize says:

    What a great little prize pack. All the items are just lovely and it reminds me of soft Spring days filled with icecream and fun.

    I love totes and big baggy bags. I have one in a postal theme print that can hold supplies for an army and I don;t even have kids yet – hahaha.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win

  45. I love all kind of tote bags. They come in so handy and look so pretty. The bag you are giving away is lovely and I would be so happy to be able to take it anywhere!

  46. I like Michellepatterns ‘Bucket Bag’

  47. I love a tote bag with lots of pockets inside. I love the colors in your giveaway and my key chain just broke!

  48. Such a lovely giveaway!

  49. I love my Pretty Pleats tote – I have made 2 of them!!! Your giveaway is lovely 🙂

  50. My trusty little leather bag – squareish – big enough to hold a book, wallet, keys and some water …

  51. Anna L says:

    I love medium sized hobos and totes. I am also a big fan of wristlets

  52. Christine Sherman says:

    I love the new aeroplane bag that’s floating around blogland!

  53. I love totes and wristlets!

  54. Shelley C says:

    I like quilted handbags that I can change with the seasons. I love your bubble bag! So soft and pretty.

  55. Hello from a fellow Lego maniac. 🙂 I really enjoyed making the Tohoku tote from

    And I love the colors and styles made by Desigual. Maybe my favorite style overall is a short, long bag with two handles over the shoulder so that it fits under my arm for security.

  56. camelama says:

    My favorite handbag is an old saddlebag from when I was a cowboy … a friend repurposed it for me a couple decades ago and it’s still going strong – I use it for road trips and such, not for work or going out – it’s starting to get a bit frayed, I might have to do some repairs this summer!

  57. I love clutches that are big enough to hold my wallet and phone!

  58. I love this bag!!!! This is so my style, I have everything crossed to win it! Thank you for the opportunity x

  59. Libby H says:
  60. Heather says:

    I love the cross body Vera Bradley bag my sister gave me for my birthday.

  61. The set is so pretty !! thanks for the chance!

  62. Indygo Junction’s X bag (out of print) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  63. I like more of a tote style of bag! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  64. My favorite purses all have one thing in common: cross-body straps. Thanks for hosting!

  65. yisrayah says:

    I like boho/ tote bags

  66. Stephanie from CT says:

    a roomy messenger bag

  67. nice giveaway! I Love tote bags.

  68. Susie H. says:

    From your Etsy shop, I love this one!

    It would look so great with a pair of jeans! It’s easy to see you’ve been sewing for some time, your work is lovely! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  69. Ellen M. says:

    I love a crossbody bag (hands free and doesn’t slip off the shoulder), several inside pockets, and a zip top (secure and much easier than fussing with a flap!). Lovely items – I’ll check out your shop. Many thanks!

  70. I love a cross body bag big enough to carry all of our stuff for the day, yet still keeps me hands free when being out and about with a 2 year old!

  71. I like messenger bags as I got lots of stuff to bring around

  72. I just love that bag. Good for your for following your dream. Thanks for the chance to win.

  73. I love bags with lots of pockets and long handles . . . OR I fill roomy bags with little bags as if they were pockets!

  74. i love a messenger bag-but am trying to find a new bag to sew. thanks

  75. Candace Henderson says:

    my fave handbag is a solid color classic style…. prefer leather

  76. DESPINA says:

    I have a collection of clutches which I adore but the one I use most is a gorgeous leather tote in tan

  77. Smallish cross body bags are my favorite… my current is emerald green which is an odd color for me but I love it and get lots of compliments on it! I like having an outside secure pocket for my iPhone.

  78. Lisa E says:

    I currently have a small black leather handbag that I love. It’s sturdy, practical and holds everything. Thankds!

  79. becky derry says:

    First let me state the obvious I LOVE your bag. I am a handbag/purse etc. fanatic I have no particular favorite style do like the ones with long and short handles.I just walk the isle(s) and wait for bag or accessory to jump out at me. Thank-you for the give away chance. Becky

  80. I really love big big roomy zippered bags with many bags inside and – very important – a key forb inside.

  81. I like shoulder bags, but I think with four kids I may need a bigger bag!

  82. I love just about any bag! I usually have a zippered one with me at all times. I really like this bag. It is not the normal colors I go for but I like what you have done with the fabric choice.

  83. Sorry, I only ever have one handbag at a time, and it’s always leather and “trusty.” That is to say, not too big or too small, substantial yet not too heavy, and with some pockets for important things (tampons and JoAnn’s coupons). Does have to have a shoulder strap. Your giveaway bag is very sweet and I’d love to win it!!

  84. My favorite handbag is one that has lots of pockets. Especially for a water bottle! I bought one on clearance for $2 and oh lord! I love it. it has just the right amount of space, pockets and strap length! I love the little bubble bag!

  85. I don’t know about favorite but it seems like all I’ve carried the last 4 years is a diaper bag!

  86. Maria White says:

    Currently I am using a REI bag that I found at a thrift store, it has sooo many pockets and the fabric “breathes” so I don’t get sweaty when I carry it 🙂

  87. Hueisei says:

    A diaper bag.

  88. I have the most lovely handmade bag I got from a swap! My favorite for sure!

  89. The 241 tote from Noodlhead. Love that tote!

  90. lol it is actually a noodlehead bag I made a long time ago.

    and btw I LOOOOOVE that Heather Bailey freshcut. my favorite fabric of all time.

  91. andie d says:

    My husband bought me a red and white polka dot bag that I absolutely adore

  92. So glad to have found your site!! I love bags that are big enough to hold all the necessities of my life – my wallet, phone, keys, snacks, toys and various other things that the toddlers need and definitely room for my knitting! 🙂

  93. Maureen Hayes says:

    I like the shape of this bag, the bubble shape, because it give me enough room without being too large. I also enjoy a messenger style bag so I can bring my iPad or a book with me. I am in love with this bag, the Rachel Ashwell fabric at the bottom, the color, the shape, all of it!

  94. A messenger bag that I made from this tutorial ( Thanks!

  95. A friend made me a 241 tote (a Noodlehead pattern) & I love it! Your bag & fob are gorgeous, thanks for the great giveaway.

    • I love Noodlehead 🙂 I follow her blog regularly as well. Thank you for the kind words. Cindy

  96. Lindsay says:

    I like sling bags! Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. I like cross body bags to keep my hands free with lotsa pockets. thanks for the offer of this cute bag.

  98. I love bags with lots of pockets so I can organize everthing. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  99. I have a small tweedy one that fits everything I need, which is nice because it is small!

  100. Stacy Alfano says:

    I love big giant roomy bags!!!

  101. I love messenger bags!

  102. Georgia N. says:

    I’m very into cross body bags at the moment – easy to carry and they look sporty.

  103. Victoria says:

    I love a totebag with shoulder straps long enough to fit over my coat. I need lots of pockets and would love room enough for my laptop. I am an art student and end up carrying my life and tools back and forth from the college studio.

  104. Mary Ann says:

    I like bags with lots of pockets so I can pretend I am organized.

  105. Shirley says:

    I like your colour choices!

  106. Beth T. says:

    I love big bags with zippers, so they will hold lots of stuff and it won’t fall out. Sturdy handles are important, too.

  107. Jaimie says:

    anything big enough to carry everything I need to carry. I love hobo bags.

  108. Leslie says:

    I love shoulder bags with a lot of pockets.

  109. I love a big bag with lots of pockets. I need to carry everything a super mom needs and anything my baby girl may want.

  110. My favorite is a burgundy and gold one a friend made for me a couple of years ago.

  111. Cheryl B says:

    My fave is a blue & white messenger bag that is just big enough to carry the essentials. Love your color combo on this bag.