Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May Giveaway Day

I just couldn't resist joining in the fun...


Here's what you get:
  1. A prototype of my Strip Tease Bag. Disclaimer...its not perfect, I had to work out a few kinks, but I still think its really cute.
  2. A half yard of this Alexander Henry semi-naked man fabric.
A second winner will receive a half yard of the Alexander Henry fabric as well.

Here's what you have to do:
  1. Leave one and only one comment by MAY 31. Leaving two messes up the way I plan to generate the random winner.
  2. Include in your comment the name of a musician or band that you would recommend. I'm on the prowl for new music and this seemed like a great opportunity to pick people's brains!
  3. Make sure I have a way to contact you.
  4. Finally, you have to live in the US. Sorry international friends, but this will be heavy enough that I really don't want to ship internationally.

Here's my sample entry...

Hi, I'm Kat. I would recommend The Derek Trucks Band. They're an amazing band with a fusion of styles including rock, blues, and Indian music. I have a blogger profile with contact info listed, so you can find me there!

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks in advance for the recommendations!

83 comments:

Shiree said...

Hi Kat,

I am from New Zealand, but thought that I would recommend a band anyway, have a listen to Fat Freddy's Drop, or Salmonelledub, both great NZ Bands, with really cool music, Enjoy!

LB3K said...

Hello! I am Leisel and the only music I listen to right now are the Backyardigans. I have the Diego theme song down by heart. It actually isn't too bad! ;0) Thanks for the giveaway!

roseread said...

My favorite band right now is Great Big Sea

Luke & Kelsie Frazier said...

Oh my gosh! LOVE the fabric. It would be perfect for my BFF in nashville. My fave music is Kate Voegele. You should go to pandora.com. you can create your own station based on an artist you like and they'll play similar music. Its a great way to find new artists.

Amy said...

Hi Kat-
sadly I don't have too much new music that I'm listening to. I'm newly obsessed with Peter Paul and Mary right now though! I love the man fabric!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I have been listening to the 80's bands. My kids hate it lol

~Michelle~ said...

My hubby would probably kill me if I had another bag in the house. But that fabric! Hehehe...my mom would probably love it too! Here's my list of things to download from iTunes:

*Sometime Around Midnight - the Airborne Toxic Event
*Bound by the Floor - Local H
*Britney Spears Circus album (I know!)
*Killer's Day & Age album

Evelyn said...

Hi, I'm Evelyn. I've been listening to Glenn Phillips lately (lead singer from the old band Toad the Wet Sprocket). I love his music!

And I love that AH fabric - I have some of the "construction worker" fabric from the same line, and it totally cracks me up!

Jenna Z said...

Hahaha! That fabric cracks me up! What would I do with it? Doesn't matter! Thanks for the chance to win!

windycindy said...

Hello! Your handmade purse is wonderful! I love the colors and size. A band that I would recommend is Third Eye Blind. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppesa[at]hotmail[dot]com

booksNyarn said...

I love Vienna Teng - she has a beautiful voice, amazing lyrics, and is even better live than on my car stereo!

Sarah C said...

Hi Kat! Im Sarah and Im not sure if you would be interested in the music I listen to...i listen to rap. kind of crazy i know, but if you are interested let me know...hehe. but i LOVE your bag! I think it is so cute. And i love that you came up with the patten so creative!

Heidi said...

Hi, I am Heidi and I recommend HUUMANWINE. They have an ecclectic sound with a circus-y vibe, and a female vocalist.

I love that AH fabric so much!!

Thanks for the giveaway!
www.craftyheidi.wordpress.com
(also, my email is in my blogger profile).

Addy said...

Hi! I listen to mostly classical choral music. Check out Eric Whitacre or Morten Lauridsen.

Contact me through faithandfamily.wordpress.com

SandyQuilts said...

Cute fabric. I'm not really into music so have to go with an old stand by Barry Manilow. Thanks

Rachael Adele said...

Thanks for being so generous! I'm in love with Phoenix right now-- perfect summer pop.

Kami said...

Good music???? Let me think..... Okay my brain is starting to fry...

I have two little girls and what we can all agree on is old musicals. You know the sound of music, petes dragon, annie... I know I am not much help, but after a while, they always make me smile.

What a cute tote and I love the naked man fabric. You can always get ahold of me on my blog kamisquilting@blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Hi,
I can share my favorite pastime for finding new music:
I go to amazon, look up an artist I like, then look towards the bottom of the page where it says 'people who purchase this also purchased...'
I've found allot of lesser known goodies that way. Of course, they end up being more well known later :) then it's not "my music" anymore, and it's time to find new ones!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I am from Minnesota and I recommend taking another listen to Bruce Springsteen.

Eema-le said...

Hey,

I'm Limor from WI, and I recommend Leonard Cohen. I love him.

Danny said...

Hi Kat - I'm really liking the Fleet Foxes right now, along with Elvis Perkins in Dearland, and this crazy band called Here We Go Magic. Thanks for the chance to win! Hope you like the music!

Jen B. said...

I'm Jen. New music...Anni DiFranco is one I'd like to get some more of myself.

indywriter said...

Hello! I'm indywriter and I love all kinds of music. I'm currently listening to a mix CD including Audio Adrenaline, Harry Belafonte, the soundtrack from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the Muppets Greatest Hits. This may have something to do with my kids. When I craft I like soundtracks (like Pride and Prejudice), Enya, and my MP3 player (you know, so I can eliminate the songs on CDs that I only tolerate to get to the songs I really like). Also Loreena McKennitt is nice for working to.

Baba said...

Ok so call me old fashioned but I love the old rock and roll bands. Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, but I crave Carol King over all of those.

Whosies said...

oh, i have enjoyed the john mayer cd or even the newest 2 cd set from the eagles. wonderful!

sandyandcosmo said...

Great giveaway! Lately I've been listening to "The Show" by Lenka,and the White Stripes cover of "Jolene".

sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

Mama Lusco said...

Great bag and fabric! Check out Francesca Battastelli.

Ferreira; Party of Four said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Recently, the Hubs and I discovered the Gabe Dixon Band and Greg Laswell. Good stuff.

m said...

Try Brandi Carlile - fun singer.

yvonne said...

HI , I'm Yvonne and I have known this band for years because my sister is in it. It's the Almost Patsy Cline Band. They have a website so check them out. they are from Bandera Texas.

undeadgoat said...

I feel like this is a "cheater" recommendation, but recently I've b een listening to the soundtrack of the Buffy musical episode a lot. :P Also I really like Putumayo compilations--Turkish Groove is an especial favorite. And if you prefer Latin fusion to Middle Eastern fusion, Ojos de Brujo is kind of amazing.

OK, that recommendation didn't actually suck.

fabriclover said...

My fav is the Wailin Jennys but you already know about them. The bag is very cute!

Liz B. said...

That fabric is hilarious! What a great giveaway!
It's tough to recommend music when I don't know the type of style you prefer, but I'll pick something at random from my favs. I saw a folsky indie sort of lady when I was in college, and she seems to have remained kind of unknown. Her name is Kris Delmhorst and the album I have is Appetite. Her voice is human sounding but lovely, and her lyrics are unbelievable. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Check out Relient K. I love their fun songs, like Mood Rings, Maybe It's Maybelline, and College Kids. Hilarious!

sylvia said...

Lyle Lovett makes me happy when I need a lift. I would love to win your stuff and thanks for being generous enough to give them away!

Karissa said...

I'm Karissa from Boston. Right now I'm listening to St. Vincent, which is kind of quirky and kind of rock-y. I'm also eagerly awaiting the Dead Weather album!

Jessye said...

Hi I'm Jessye and I love Kat and I also love my striptease bag. I 've been listening to St. Vincent's new CD Actor mmmm and also Grizzly Bear.

Jessye said...

umm and that's really weird that i just realized i said the same person as the person above me! oops

Sam said...

So, this person isn't new but has been on hiatus for 8 years and I am totally excited for the new cd. Its Maxwell. He's considered R and B, I think. He's very soulful and sexy. I would try his first cds first since I don't know if the new one is good yet. :)

BKelly said...

I LOVE the fabric. The strip bag looks great to me.
the only newer music I have been listening to is Ocean the Legend. My cousin is in the band, they are pretty good.

Love 2 Quilt said...

Hi I'm Patty, Nice stuff. My favorite singers now are Michael Buble and James Blunt. Nothing hard rock.

Holly D said...

mmmm half naked guy fabric *drool* anyways as far as music goes I hate to say it, but my preteen has me into miley cyrus at the moment.
dubosehouse at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway!

I am 8. Check out my giveaway too. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

My mom also has a giveway at www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

aelith said...

Hey, I'm "aelith" who lives in nyc. I think the band 50 Cent Haircut would fit the bill for something that is fun music you probably don't know about.

JBear said...

Great bag! And that fabric is much lols! A band I recently came upon is Peter Bjorn and John. They're pretty cool. :)

Gene Black said...

Hi, I am Gene and I am new to your blog. I have no idea about the music you like..but a friend told me about a song by Pink Martini. The song is "Hey Eugene" I like it. Sorry I am old and most of the music I like is older. Could I interest you in The Eagles?

Rachael Adele said...

Thanks for being so generous! I finished your June block today, too-- check out my blog!

Jeanne said...

Cute purse, the fabric isn't bad either :). I would definately recommend Buckwheat Zydeco, check them out. It is a whole nuther music experience. We went to see them live and it was SOOO MUCH FUN. they are quite the entertainers. Here is a link.
http://www.buckwheatzydeco.com/

http://jeanne-justjeanne.blogspot.com/

check out my giveaway, hand dyed wool and a wool applique kit. Thanks for sharing and enjoy Buckwheat. I know I SURE DID.

Stephanie Finch-Hicks said...

Hi!
I love your blog! I would definitely recommend The Modern Skirts. They are a really great band from Athens' GA.

lalepop said...

What a fun question to ask! Lately I've been listening to Sufjan Stevens a lot. It's great sewing music if you ask me. Other faves: The Weepies, Robinella, and Andrew Peterson. I like smart lyrics with a bit of quirk. (Or a lot of quirk in some cases!)

Thanks for the great giveaway! The man fabric is hilarious! I've already got a project planned.....

Cassie said...

Hi, I am Cassie from Washington. I love to listen to Carbon Leaf, they have a fun way of singing songs.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cassie
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

The Fair Weather Optimist said...

Cool giveaway! ;D
You might want to check out Blitzen Trapper, which is a cool rock/folk rock band that sounds a little like Greatful Dead and Bob Dylan but modern and more rock than folk, maybe like the Killers? But I think better... And of course, The Fratellis... Who doesn't love them?
xoxoxo Jaime

The Mangerchine's said...

Hi Kat! I'm Shannon, you can get my info from my blogger profile. I would recommend the band Muse.

shelia said...

oh goodness...i don't listen to much music..so i don't have anything fabulous to recommend. I'm always GETTING to listen to what comes from my teenage daughters room :0

Misty.Creek said...

One of my favorite bands is Over the Rhine. They write their own stuff and I love it.

mcgillenator said...

This is the best question I've been asked all day. You've probably already heard all of the bands I listen to, but my top ten (and if you've never listened, you should give them a chance:) are:
Death Cab for Cutie
Iron and Wine
Bob Marley
Radiohead
Feist
Ben Folds
Beirut
Band of Horses
The Postal Service
and Ray Lamontagne
Hope that wasn't music overload ;)

mcgillenator AT gmail DOT com

A Joyful Chaos said...

Hi, I'm Maryann my favorite band right now is The Smith Band If you are more into bluegrass type thing you might want to check out the Downing Family
I have contact info on my blogger profile.

Love the bag! Here's hoping I win.

Ali said...

I loved the color combination you used for that bag, but I have to admit I am lusting after that Alexander Henry fabric.
Right now, I am really digging the Shout Out Louds (they make me think of a happy Cure) and Phantom Planet. My tastes tend toward Death Cab for Cutie, ColdPlay, Snow Patrol, that type of thing.

Melissa said...

Oh my half naked man wow! I have never seen that fabric before and can think of at least a half a dozen things to do with it. For example:

1. make my husband a dickie. (ok kidding)
2. make my husband a tie. (again, not really)
3. make a beach cover up for my lovely lady rump.
4. sew it secretly into a quilt.
5. add it to a quilt back (to make someone laugh)
6. I think it would make an awesome coffee sleeve...
7. applique it into a journal with some witty comment.

As far as music goes, I listen to all sorts, but I really like my newish Lenka CD. Also, I am Nicklecreek's #1 fan. All of their CDs are amazing! Amazing!

sb said...

All I ever seem to listen to are groups that are already popular. That, or 80s. Have you checked out Pat Benatar? Or ABBA? Those are good fun!

Sally said...

I would recommend Kings of Leon.

I have contact info available via my blog :-)

Michele P. said...

I love Latin music, and the bachata songs from Aventura are wonderful even if you don't understand them :) also if you like metal music, ck out my brother Andy Lee the guitarist with Circle 2 Circle, they just got back from their European tour!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

bylulu said...

I'm from Florida! Right now I'm on a country Kick so i'll recommend the ZACK Brown Band.

krousegirl said...

Hello and thank you for a chance to win your prizes, it all looks terrific to me! Im currently listening to Everything But the Girl...not a new band, but I always go back to it.
Jenny
krousegirl2@aol.com

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Hi im steph and i recommend Faker!!! They rock... they are a little bit naughty but I listen when the kids are asleep!! hehe we're having a give away too...

xo Steph

Amy said...

A great question.. I love music...here are some good ones you should check out:
I like music with a Lounge, Alternative, Trance/Electronica kinda feel

Belle & Sebastian
The Stars (In the Bedroom After the War is an amazing album)
Postal Service
Death Cab For Cutie
Jack Johnson
Fiest
Dido
Frou Frou
Snow Patrol - their newest album - very good
Ah and James Blunt's newest album is good too

And if you like Electronica... check out Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers and Juno Reactor

Hope that enlightens you in your music search, I know I always like finding new stuff. Thanks for the giveaway.

DangAndBlast! said...

Hilarious fabric! Try Hayley Westenra, she's got a neat sound, I found her through Pandora, sort of Celtic-style somewhat like Enya....

Sara said...

hi, i'm sara!
i just listened to the new Dave Matthews Band album last night ... good stuff :)

affectioknit said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks! I'm from NC but currently live 1700 miles away in ND...

A band I'm loving right now...

Slow Club

Ginny said...

You probably wouldn't like my taste, I listen to rap. Right now, I am listening to a lot of Eminem because he just released a brand new cd that is awesome!

Gryhund said...

They Might Be Giants
So far lyrics have been kid friendly without making Mom & Dad feel like their brains are oozing out their ears. ;)

VickiT said...

Hello Kat ~ I'm Vicki from Illinois. Picking just one band or singer is tough but my absolute favorite is Josh Groban! Saw him in concert twice and am still in amazement of his voice.
I have created a blogger profile, although figuring out the bloggin thing beyond that hasn't been completed but, you can reach me there via my contact info listed.

supermedic said...

hello, michele from ne ohio and i would recommend kenny wayne shepard and thanks for the giveaway

Renee G said...

You might want to check out the new Yanni Voices album, it still has strong instrumentals but now there are vocals too.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Lauranie said...

Girl...I'm rocking the 80s and 90s on Sirius! Trying to relive my youth..I need that material to make me a HOT DUDE skirt! or maybe just a checkbook cover! :D Thanks for the giveaway...check out mine, if you like tutus!
www.sewmylife.blogspot.com

pattyruth14 said...

Love the bag! and the material makes me smile:) Recently I've been listen to Cahrlie Musselwhite and Susan Angeletti.

Andria said...

Loving Iron and Wine currently. Listen to Pandora. That is a great way to find new music!

Ingrid said...

I'm really into Adele right now but she's not exactly new. Someone new to me that I've recently really gotten into also is Ray LaMontange.

Jennifer said...

I simply love the fabric...I can only imagine what I'd made with it but have the perfect person in mind...my husband's aunt! She's getting married in a few months so this would be fun to make something for her.

A band I'd recommend...George Strait, Keith Urban, Dave Matthews Band, Taylor Swift, Nickleback, hmmm there's just so many to choose from. As you can tell, I'm into all sorts of music: country, rock, pop, r&b, it's all good to me!

Great giveaway! oh you can contact me through blogger profile or at jenrik06 at yahoo.com

AllyJo said...

Wow, that's a tough one. I like your bag, first of all. That would look nice for dress up or down. As far as music, I listen to everything under the sun. We like our swing and 30's 40's and 50's music. Since I was born to hippies, of course I love everything from the 60's. I was little in the disco era, so I love me some Bee Gee's and ABBA. Was a teenager in the 80's so I like Punk, New Wave, headbanger...EVERYTHING.

I can't think of one single band you should listen to, off the top of my head. Right now, I like the Killers and my kids like Relient K. I also like Coldplay. Did I spell that right? I'm so outta the loop. I listen to what my kids tell me I'm going to listen to.

Take care. I enjoyed your blog. I'll be back..

AllyJo said...

Not a second entry.

Check out my blog. I have a playlist which has every Oscar winning song or score since the beginning of Oscar givings. :) (I snuck in a few extra). You can listen to that for inspiration.

Becky said...

Gotta love those half nekkid men! ;)

I think you should check out 100yorktown [dot] net. They rock! and the handsome lead singer is my Baby Boy! I know, I know, shameless plug.

Kimberly said...

Hello,
I love, love, love Desparation Band. I am horrid at describing what someone sounds like. My hubby the music guy. :)
Thanks for the participating in giveaway day!