Thank you BAGS for YOU!

It’s November! Which feels like the calm before the storm.
It’s that short break, when you take a decor breather before red + white twinkle lights show up. Of course it’s also my favorite month to start making pumpkin pie (or any pie). It’s time to get cozy in the house, and most of all to give THANKS!

And I want to say THANK YOU to YOU!
Thank you for always stopping by and leaving fun comments. I love interacting with you guys and seeing what you make and share online (tag me so I can see!)

So. For this month I want to keep saying THANK YOU to YOU with a few thank you gifts each week. Cause, when in doubt:

And take time to stop and smell the cactus.
If cacti have a scent?
Or maybe they don’t have a scent?
But they’re always pretty to look at (and to make!)

I designed these canvas bags with some of my artwork from my fabrics.
And I want to give some to you!
They’re such a great size to use as a purse, for knitting and sewing projects, for books. Hey they’d make a great GIFT bag to put something else in, and to gift away. It’s the bag that keeps on giving. And keeps making you hungry.

โ€ข I’m giving away TEN OF THESE BAGS! (winners pick Tacos or Cactus)

โ€ข Open to all Newsletter Subscribers WORLDWIDE! (10 winners will be picked at random)
โ€ข All you have to do is be a newsletter subscriber,
>>> Sign up by the end of Friday Night, November 8th <<<

That’s it!

If you already subscribe to our newsletters, then you’re set!
If you’re not a newsletter subscriber, SIGN UP HERE.

I love sending newsletters out to you. They’re like a mini blog post, with a personal note, and links to fun projects. I try to send them weekly, depending on the craziness of life.
So. If life were perfect, you’d get one every Friday.
And cactus blooms would smell like coconut lotion.
And tacos would be served for Thanksgiving dinner.

>>> Sign up by the end of Friday Night, November 8th<<<

And stay tuned for more fun free things I’m giving away over the next few weeks.
Have a great afternoon!

  1. 1) bdaiss

    Dana, you are seriously the sweetest. And those bags are awesome. (Cacti definitely have scent when they’re in bloom….but not sure about the plants in general!)

    • 2) Dana

      Aw thanks! You are the sweetest for always popping in and leaving comments!! I can always count on you for that and I honestly appreciate it! Hugs and Kisses from Texas to South Dakota ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 3) Sarah

    Yes, for sure, you are the sweetest ever!

    • 4) Dana

      Thank you Sarah! You guys are great to keep following along ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate you all!

  3. 5) Laurel

    Omg how adorable! โฃ๏ธ๐ŸŒฎbag is the one Iโ€™d love (got someone I would gift it to๐Ÿ˜‰)
    Thanks for all you do Dana

    • 6) Dana

      Hahah. Yes, it would totally make a great gift! Fingers crossed for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 7) Danita

    Oh, yes Tacos on a bag for my son’s family, for sure! I made them matching Taco shirts this year using your taco toss knit fabric, They LOVED them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love your style, and all that you share, Dana! Thank you for the sweetest e-mails! I love opening up everything you send my way! You really make my day so much better! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 8) Dana

      Oh my gosh, matching Taco shirts?? I LOVE it! That’s adorable ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for the sweet words, it really means a lot to me. And I’m so happy you enjoy the newsletters! Thanks for sharing that!

  5. 9) Meredith

    What a fantastic idea!! (Any chance how to make them will be a future tutorial??)

    • 10) Dana

      Thanks! You could make a bag like this using my Tote bag Tutorial, and the Freezer Paper stencil tutorial :)…they’re both in the Tutorials tab. But if you want…I’ll be selling these in the shop later this month! You can always snag one then too!

  6. 11) Susi Reyes

    I love these bags!! I hope I win!! But……do you have a pattern for these bags and do you sell the image for the bags? I can make my own if so. Thanks for your wonderful ideas, and fabrics. I have purchased lots of your fabrics to make dresses and leggings for my granddaughters!
    Have a great week!

    • 12) Dana

      Hi Susi! I don’t sell the image for the bags, but you could make something similar using my Tote bag Tutorial, and the Freezer Paper stencil tutorial :)…they’re both in the Tutorials tab. Or if you want…I’ll be selling these in the shop later this month! You can always snag one then too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 13) Kathy(Leslie)

    Dana, sharing w/ you that oldest son (that is just as energetic as can be!) copied several patterns for me. Loves the tie!! Brings tears to my eyes, he WILL be fine. He’s our pastor. Being Tx for return of brain tumor. Please pray for Stephen. I addicted to your videos! Thanks. God bless you and keep you and your family! Kathy Brinkman

    • 14) Dana

      Hi Kathy, I’m so glad your son loves the neckties ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m sorry for his health issues. That can be so hard and stressful for all involved. I hope your family finds some peace ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs from Austin ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 15) Samina

    Dork that I am, I’ve been following your blog for years & never even realized that there was a newsletter! More Dana? Sign me up.

    • 16) Dana

      Hahah. I love that! Yep! Sign up in the links…or in the right-hand side of the blog….or in the menu if you’re looking on a mobile device. THANK YOU for following along all these years Samina!

    • 17) Nicole

      Me too!

  9. 18) Lb

    Me too! Sign me up for the newsletter!

  10. 19) Patricia

    Oh Dana

    I’m so so glad to know that this Giveaway is worldwide. Now let’s see if I’m lucky enough to be one of the winners so I can take my (yours) new bag for a walk in Portugal! It’s seems fantastic to take all kind of things, and an extra bag is always a good idea, specialy when you have 3 kids (right?!).

    • 20) Dana

      Ooooo Portugal! I would love to go there one day! Or maybe one of my bags can make it there (wink wink :)) Thanks for following along and for the comment!

  11. 21) Michelle

    Love the cactus bag. Love your newsletter. You are the best.

  12. 22) Jennifer Buckley

    I just love you Dana!! Both as an InstaCeleb and as the Mom of some of the best kids in the world!!! Youโ€™re one of the best people I know!

    • 23) Dana

      Oh my goodness! You are so sweet to leave a comment! Thanks!! That makes my night ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you for the kind words. And back at you. We are all better from knowing you and learning for you!!

  13. 24) Jeanette Georgiadis

    Sorry, Dana, I have been following for a long time, and never realized I had not signed up for your newsletter. I am an old lady (71), and I used to make all my own clothes, and my Daughters. Problems with my hands, keep me from sewing, but I still get a kick out of watching your videos. I need one of those BabyLoc machines, they almost do the sewing for you! Thanks for all your ideas, and allowing us to watch your children grow up before our eyes.

    • 25) Dana

      Haha. No worries Jeanette! That’s so fun that you sewed for your daughters, and I wish your hands would let you do it more often these days. But I’m glad you still love checking in on sewing projects! Thanks for the sweet comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 26) Martha

    I just love your happy newsletters! Always fun and colorful!โค๏ธ

    • 27) Dana

      Aw thanks Martha! That makes me happy to hear! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 28) Lorena

    I love the taco bag!!!!

  16. 29) Harry A. Ostrander

    Great, the bags are awesome and cool

  17. 30) Harry A. Ostrander

    the bag collection is cool!!
    keep it up

  18. 31) Bayshakhi

    Your website is wonderful . It”s so gorgeous. I love bag and you too ,best wishes for you.

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