Monday, January 12, 2009

KIP Bags and *Giveaway*















We have featured yarn, fiber, handspun and more here on the blog, and now it's time to feature something you need to hold all of your new goodies in! KIP Bags! Brenda, the seamstress behind http://www.ruddawg.etsy.com/ sent in many many KIP bags to go in January's phat fiber box. Those of you who will be getting one in your boxes are so lucky! Her samples were sewn using adorable, high quality fabrics and were all lined! I was truly amazed at the craftswomanship and attention to detail displayed in each sample KIP (knits in progress) bag!Her shop carries several different sized bags- and her prices are ridiculously low!

When I first saw the range of bags she has and at the low costs- I immediately wondered how she could do it. Being the eternal daydreamer, I pictured Brenda pushing fabric through her lightning fast sewing machine- foot treadles being operated by oompa loompas, whom she allows 15 minute chocolate breaks every four hours. Then, I decided that a much simpler answer must exist, and I think I have figured it out. She loves what she does!! When You read her profile, you'll see that Brenda has been sewing for over 30 years, but only in the last decade has learned to spin and knit. Her bags are a fusion of the two fiber hobbies. If you knit and travel- anywhere from the seashore to waiting in line at the post office- you could certainly utilize one of her bags!


As part of our Launch Week Extravaganza, I'll be giving away a KIP bag to a lucky commentor! Please visit Brenda's shop- find something you like and post a comment below! As usual, plurks, tweets, blog and forum posts will get you extra entries. Help me get the word out about these awesome bags! Oh, and do leave an identifying mark when you post- rav id, email, etsy id whatever I can use to get a hold of you.
Thank you so much Brenda- for your wonderfully, awesome samples! Please consider participating in future boxes!

53 comments:

Aster said...

I love this happy, bright bag:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17027926

And only $6.00? I'll take one of these any day!

Aster.etsy.com

KJo said...

I am so in love with the Knit Pirates bag! Wonderful! I may have to buy it...

Thanks for having a giveaway!

KJo
(on Ravelry)

mst3kfan said...

What a great idea! I could use one of these. :) I love the fabrics she used.

joeyshouse said...

I lovce love love the Retro Squares, and, of course the SKULLS!! Also the red and white leafy one in this blog post.
They arrrrr great!
(ha!)

jennifer said...

Wow, so many colors to choose from and the prices are really reasonable.

desertgarden

JuliaA said...

i love the KIP bag in gray flourish.

i'm at juliaa.etsy.com

susan said...

sooooo many choices! if i can only pick one, i would pick the purple haze.i love purple! and her yarn looks so exotic.
cosmiccrocheter81(on RAV)

can't wait to get my first sample box,whoooooohooooo!

PNWBookGirl said...

Love purple and love the looks of this bag:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19519946

How cool to have pockets inside the bag for carrying along neatly instead of the bottom of the bag?

Kristen said...

I like the non-obvious hearts of the Valentine bag. Very cute!

Jags said...

I think it's a wonderful idea! Especially for knitters on the go :)

I many have missed it but do you have a design for drop spindles? That would be great to toss in my bag to go with me when I venture out of the house

Minou14 said...

I just love the Batik Rain and Peles Honu fabrics! It's a great idea to have extra pockets around the inside for accessories. All in all, a great design and they are very affordable!

Claire said...

Oh I just love the bamboo forest bag. I think that's because I'd like to be in a bamboo forest, knitting, or crocheting...or spinning.

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Oooh I likey those bags are fabulous. I especially like the Laurel Burch Cats medium. The small would be perfect for socks or a small project.
I am posting a link in my blog http://letsknitit.blogspot.com
Desert Knitta on Ravelry

5elementknitr said...

knits Pirate bag - totally! they are all so lovely!

Ruth AT 5elementknitr.com

Rebecca said...

I love the Laurel Burch Fabulous Felines bag -- it reminds me of my own crazy Oliver Orange Kitty -- he's rather fond of knitting, too. (Come to think of it, the bag might keep my projects safely out of his paws' reach...)

cthulhulovesme said...

I really like this bag: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19388749

The red and white leafy one pictured in this post is also really cute.

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

erika~ the inspired mama said...

i love the small retro squares project bag :) so cute!!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the kip bag #42682 so yummy and what afordable prices;)Hugs Darcy ravelry id knottyknitter40

sunnie fairy said...

oh, I like the purple floral bag! It's in my fave color.

post here:
http://yarnequalslove.blogspot.com/2009/01/great-giveaway.html

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Oops I meant 46823.Hugs Darcy

morgaine24 said...

hi there i love the valentines day heart print bag. ive never seen material like that so cute

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

i twittered your contest my username is morgaine24

vickie said...

i blogged also http://knithappens24.blogsppot.com

Turtle said...

very lovely! the pirates caught my eye but also the red floral with stripes! i don't even think i can make bags like these for the low prices she is asking! love the inner liner as well.

naomi said...

The bags are really cool, however I've fallen in love with the Hawiian Dreams yarn.

Jean said...

I love the small "Green Fireworks" bag. Of course, any of them are better than the ziplock bags I use. ;-)

Jean in Maine (Rav ID)

Brittany said...

I love the knit pirates bag too! Sweet!

rav: brittanyknits

wildthing1058 said...

I have fallen in love with her Medium Laurel Burch Fabulous Felines bag I love cats and my own kitties have snuggles in that pattern. I love how her bags are priced just right and in the right sizes so you can have one for each project.


Deborah (wildthing1058)

Beccanae said...

I love the KIP Medium Blue Geishas. I am going to have to bookmark this shop to go back get one one for my sister's birthday.

Mom_2_Boo_and_Roo said...

I love all the bags but the handspun Hawaiian dreams yarns really got my attention. At only $7/skein that is a steal!

rumplestiltskin82 said...

I love these bags! They are so cute!

Becca said...

Reading this entry, I thought to myself "Why would I need another project bag? I have dozens of plastic and fabric bags at home!" And then I looked. And saw the Small KIP Bag for Sock Knitting in the Knit Pirates fabric.

I'm in love! And the prices really are great! EvergreenCreations.etsy.com

earthchick said...

Wow. They are all gorgeous. Great shop!

idyll hands said...

Ooooh - I love the one in Fabulous Felines - here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19429979

I've been wanting one of these for a while but haven't got around to buying one. Maybe I'll win one :)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Lapis Lazuli for me. Blue is my favorite color and I've always loved the stone and the name. But just because that's my favorite doesn't mean there aren't a couple dozen other things I love.

kataish said...

Oh, the fabrics are gorgeous, and I love her Misc. stuff too... the hand dyed yarns are nice too!

One Sheep said...

There are so many great choices, but I love the Matisse and Flaming Dragons bag.

|chee-uh| said...

KIP Bag Medium Valentine Hearts...A not flashy valentine bag.
ravatar - monkalicious

Patt said...

Went to Brendas store and I love the Fireworks bag because of the green & blue colors. I just posted about the give away on my blog, http://pattscreationsmadness.blogspot.com/

|chee-uh| said...

I twittered: monkalicious

Aunt Kathy said...

Oooh I love these bags. I can barely choose... maybe the Kimono. What a great selection. I will add a link to your contests on my blog as well...
http://gimpykatk.blogspot.com/
I am also gimpykatk on Ravelry

cnuland said...

Ooo - I'd love to have the medium Valentine bag (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16650605). The merino wool is really pretty too (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17268912). (Same userid on Ravelry)

RoamingKnitter said...

The blues, lavendars, reds dye job on the KnitPicks sock yarn really calls to me. I'm also undecided about which bag appeals most, they are all such fun prints.

I arrived here from http://pattscreationsmadness.blogspot.com/

RoamingKnitter on Ravelry

Martha said...

I love the small dark retro stripes bag. Very cute.

DLG (Daddy's Little Girl) said...

I love the yarn in Hawaiian colors--so yummy and all of my favorite colors (except lime greens) in one place!!!! TDF
I also love the Sine Waves pattern, and the red and black and the dark retro stripes and the...OMG what don't I like???

turvid said...

The "KIP Medium Laurel Burch Fabulous Felines" is beautiful!

Larraine said...

The medium Garden Daisy bag is so cheerful and that liner is fabulous!
I am rainey on Ravelry.

Nicole said...

Green plaid? There's a green plaid bag? Be still my plaid loving heart!

All the bags are pretty cool, but the green plaid wins by far.

kadezmom said...

Blue is my favorite color so lapis lazuli takes the gold!!!

What a fun contest. Thanks for warming up my Jan!!!

the kadezmom popcicle in Mn!

teabird said...

Flaming dragons! Oh, what a wonderful bag!



teabird - ravelry

Chellie said...

Starry night bag all the way! (although it's hard to narrow it down to just one...)
TinkrKnit on Ravelry

venutian-beauty said...

Amy Butler fabrics, say no more. *melt* The sweet jasmine bag needs to be sweet "mine" bag, skip the jas bit. :P
venutianbeauty on Rav

Melissa said...

I received a leaflet for her bags in my box and they are so cute! I love the little stamp tag on the inside. ^_^

MelissasKre8tions.Etsy.Com