Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Bag Auction...

BAG AUCTION HAS NOW ENDED...




I love playing on Twitter and Ustream, there are a really great bunch of inspirational people on there. From Journallers to quilters, to mixed media artists and to amazing professional artists.





One of these people is a lady called DaleAnne Potter, her medium is textiles. you can see her wonderful creations over on her blog. Just recently Dale was lucky enough to win a place on a workshop in Madrid..Spain..Europe! How fantastic is that...well there is a slight problem...


Dale is in Canada!!!


the prize was just for the workshops, not for travel expenses or hotels.


So fundraising began, Dale presold lots of her work, and other friends and artists within the Twitter/Ustream community began to donate and make items to be auctioned. All to help our friend get to the workshop. You can just imagine how much money is needed for flights and accommodation.


so here is where you guys come in. I have made a small bag, and I would like to auction it off to help Dale with her fundraising. Let's get this lady to Europe!!!


Visit Dale's blog http://daleannepotter.com/blog/ there you will see all the details of the exciting prize that she has won, and you can read about her efforts to raise money.


then please do consider placing a bid on this bag. I will make no money whatsoever from the sale of this bag. If you place the highest bid then you will donate your money directly to Dale using the donate button on her blog. Once I know she has the money I will mail the bag out to you. I will cover the cost of postage.


So here it is. the fabric is navy and white. The bow is a deep plum/pink, and the lining is variegated in pinks,purples and blues.





The handles contain plastic boning to make them rigid, as does the top edge of the bag and the side seams.


































Inside is a small pocket big enough for a mobile phone.







the front has a button and loop fastener.







the bow goes around the back through loops.









Everything is top stitched...













this is not my design, I used this pattern,which is available from http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk/









The bag measures ...






9 inches wide



7 inches tall....the handles add another 5 inches, making it 12 inches in total



5 inches deep






It is a perfect little summer bag, big enough for phone,wallet,camera etc I have two of these bags already for myself. here is me with one of them so you can see the size.















PLEASE PLACE YOU BIDS IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THIS POST ONLY. YOU HAVE UNTIL 20TH APRIL ...MIDNIGHT UK TIME....






THE HIGHEST BID MUST BE ABLE TO SEND THE MONEY DIRECTLY TO DALE.






BIDDING STARTS NOW!






edit to add...as there are Uk bids and US/CANADA bids I am just adding this currency converter.



1.00 USD = 0.614822 GBP



1.00 CAD = 0.639403 GBP






25 USD = 15.40 UK STERLING



40.70 USD = 25 UK STERLING



11 comments:

  1. THANK YOU ever so much Darcy - you are an AWESOME FRIEND!! {{{{HUGS}}}}}

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  2. I'll up that to £25, Darcy :-)
    Sue Nicholson xxx

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  3. $50.00 US Curency Does that top 25L

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  4. sorry, total poor person here. but
    OMIgod.
    is that you in the picture?

    sorry darcy, you are totally cute.

    i know. you hate cute.

    dude, you are.

    Xx,
    A

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  5. can't top the bid but happy to send a donation - will mail it to you to forward to DaleAnne

    Dx

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  6. Almost missed the deadline!

    £45 about $73

    Sue Nicholson

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  7. Congrats Sue, I really wanted this bag.

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