Giveaway :: Namaste

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I am a crafter at heart. Granted, my ideas far outweigh my time and energy but a few hours spent creating something by hand is some of the best therapy I know. I have friends that balk at merely the mention of the word ‘craft’ but I’m going to assume thatΒ  you know someone who is a crafter at heart and would rather spend an hour making something than doing just about anything else. Nothing stands in the way of successful crafting like disorganization. Aside from plain old desire and free time, organization is the key in keeping the lines of creativity clear.

On the search for the perfect way to organize just about everything, we stumbled across Namaste. Purveyors of eco-friendly and gorgeously crafted handbags and accessories, Namaste knows what it takes to keep life organized. From large messenger bags to small knitting/crafting specific bags, each one is designed with you in mind. Rather than large pouches where everything gets lost, you’ll find all of your essentials at your fingertips in specially crafted pockets. Anyone who likes to craft (or anyone who just plain has a lot of stuff to lug around – I’m looking at you, Mom) will swoon over these bags. In fact, I’m swooning right now.

Namaste is giving away one Circular Case to one lucky winner. To enter to win, please answer the following question by January 6th.
What is your craft of choice? If you don’t consider yourself particularly crafty, what craft would you like to attempt?
Please begin checking the winners box on January 12, 2012 to see if you’ve won. Good luck!
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  1. 1
    Shayna says:

    I’m a knitter through and through, but I crochet, reupholster and sew as well!

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    Susan says:

    sewing is my craft of choice – i love to sew

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    Erin says:

    Hand embroidery is my thing. I’d loooove a beautiful carrying case for all my stitching knick-knacks!

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    Kim says:

    I knit so this case would be perfect for my circular needles! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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    Jessica says:

    Knitting! It’s soft, portable, and relaxing.

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    Meggan says:

    I knit stuff or, at least, I start to knit stuff. I have no less than 6 sweaters in various stages of unfinish. One factor in their abandonment is the mess that my needles and patterns are in. Maybe a case like this would help. Or maybe I could just wear the unfinished sweaters and carry this classy case around to draw attention away from their incompleteness.

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    Kate says:

    Oooh, both of my sisters are knitters, I’d have to choose which one of them got this case if I won! I, however, am a cross-stitch kind of gal. My mom taught me in the second grade and my first project was a banner for my First Communion (and she likes to remind me that we were stitching it UP to the last minute!). I’ve always loved cross-stitching and embroidery and will tackle anything from those little ornament kits with the plastic frames to designs I draw up in Illustrator and grid out myself. For the one year anniversary of owning our first house, I stitched a wall-hanging for my husband in a cool font that said “Home is wherever I’m with you.” I always keep my latest project on me, in a pouch that slips into my tote bag, perfect for my bus commutes!

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    Maureen says:

    I am a knitter. Then I will also do some cross stitch and needlepoint but Knitting comes first by a long shot.

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    Linnea says:

    Spinning wool! I am obsessed with fibers, love the way it feels slipping through my hands, and find it a complete zen experience. Knitting is an extension of spinning and I am currently creating the perfect yarn for a sweater!

  10. 10
    Courtney says:

    Knitting! I love that knitting is both beautiful and very useful! I also love watching other peoples hands while they knit.

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    COCO_BURNS says:

    I love working with unintentional canvas’s like drift wood painted or a desk top as a painting.

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    Tina says:

    My craft of choice is knitting. Has been since the age of about ten. I’ve been lusting after the Namaste bags for years. This case would be great since my collection of circular needles are crammed into a ziplock bag.

    Thanks for the opportunity to dream of my needles being organized.


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    Domestic says:

    I like to sew.

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    Heather says:

    beautiful bags! I wish I could knit. I generally end up painting old pieces of furniture and adding fun new fabric to stools and old chairs


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    Sarah says:

    I consider my “craft” to be acting. While I am not necessarily creating things out of viable, tangible materials, I am crafting and creating. I use my voice to weave words and song to present to the audience. My body to sculpt visual art forms that last for only minutes, but are nonetheless an art. My facial expression to strike up emotions and capture the spirit of a character who I can craft into something only I and the audience I share that character with, can truly hold.

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    Sarah says:

    I consider my “craft” to be acting. While I am not necessarily creating things out of viable, tangible materials, I am crafting and creating. I use my voice to weave words and song to present to the audience. My body to sculpt visual art forms that last for only minutes, but are nonetheless an art. My facial expression to strike up emotions and capture the spirit of a character who I can craft into something only I and the audience I share that character with, can truly hold.

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    Modicum Borge says:

    My craft is pressing flowers/plants. I love it and I just have a great touch for it (many people it does go as successful as mine) and it is a great gift, great art, and great touch of beauty. It’s fun, unique, and beautiful just the kind of thing you want and love to see.

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    Annita says:

    My craft is to make cards, I love to personalise them for my friends πŸ™‚

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    Emma says:

    I am a knitter, by training and by choice…. and genetically! My mom is a master knitter and I grew up wearing the most incredible creations of hers. I am nowhere near as talented but I am so thankful for this craft that I’ve inherited from her.

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    LilyBiscuit says:

    I can sew. I’m not an expert, but, I made a few of my children’s Halloween costumes πŸ™‚

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    Louise says:

    That’s a toss-up between sewing and paper crafts. My mom is an incredible seamstress and I have been sewing since I was a little girl. Lately I’ve been making French Press cozies so that my friends can have a HOT second cup of coffee from their French Presses. I love to send handmade cards and postcards. I buy interior design books on clearance, cut them up and paste and glitter those beautiful pictures onto card stock. My friends love them!

  22. 22
    Nicole says:

    I am not very crafty, but I wish I could sew. I would love to sew dresses for my daughter, Halloween costumes, and handbags for myself.

  23. 23
    Randi Sherman says:

    My craft of choice is definitely knitting. I can knit on the subway, at work, on car rides, and gathering a huge yarn stash is really just making sure everyone I know and love is warm and clothed, including me.

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    Shannon says:

    Mine is definitely baking! Mostly cupcakes, but the occasional cake and season sweets… especially Christmas baking, its time for cookies, caramel corn, and all sorts of fudge & candies!!

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    Toni says:

    I am a papercrafter at heart. Card making is what truly makes me happy!

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    Carrie says:

    I love to knit, but the best part is spending time at a specialty yarn store. Colors, textures, inspiration.

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    juliet says:

    i know how to knit scarves, but i want to learn how to knit in the round. and crochet.

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    Beth says:

    I am a costumer. So my craft of choice is insanity (in a bustle). πŸ˜‰

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    Dana Overstreet says:

    I own a craft store -so they’re ALL My favorites! But I guess it’s really a tie between knitting and making lampwork beads and jewelry. I love Namaste bags, though! They are super classy! and way better than a plastic zip bag! LOL!

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    Jackie Scott says:

    I’m a book-lover, so my craft of choice is of course bookbinding. I taught myself a few basic binding techniques a few years ago and am now starting to expand my repertoire. It’s such a satisfying art form, to sew a bunch of singular pages together into signatures that then combine to create a beautiful, thick, book. In an age when Kindles and Nooks are beginning to make physical books a thing of antiquity, I think it’s incredibly important to keep the craft of bookbinding going, as it is so much a part of human history!

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    tess sherrocks says:

    Patchwork – I would use beautiful, sentimental pieces of fabric and create a slice of history.

  32. 32
    Ivy says:

    Knitting! I have loved knitting since I was about 10.

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    Allison Zaccardi says:

    I like making little animals out of pinecones and acorns. I think they make cute ornaments and I hide them in my friends houses.

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    Alicia says:

    I consider my craft to be sewing. My mother first taught me when I was 5 and as I have gotten older I have become increasingly more thankful. I love transformation something completely flat into a beautiful handmade article of quality, skill, style, and personality.

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    Amie says:

    I recently took up embroidery (this from a girl who couldn’t even thread a needle, much less sew) and am SO proud of my progress. I never thought I could do it but so far, I’ve gotten rave reviews.

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    Nina says:

    Knitting! I love how portable it is. I like to scrapbook also but that requires a good chunk of time at home. Depending on the project, I can knit even if I have 5-10 spare minutes. I’ve been coveting these Namaste cases too – they’re so lovely as well as functional!

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    pricklypearcactuscandy says:

    I love sewing the most, although recently I’ve gotten into re-making rescued furniture. Carpentry isn’t that different from sewing, plus you get to work with power tools.

  38. 38
    Tiffany says:

    I wish I could sew so badly! I would love to be able to alter vintage clothes and change things up! If I could do one crafty thing, it would definitely be sewing!

  39. 39
    Rachel says:

    I make jewelry and hair accessories, and sell on Etsy and at craft fairs. I love it, but it stopped feeling like a hobby, like fun craft time. So I decided I needed a non-monetized craft too! And so I have taken up knitting. It’s challenging and relaxing and awesome πŸ™‚

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    Angelique says:

    I’m a multi-crafter for sure, but I think collage and spinning are my favorite crafts. In fact, I only started knitting *after* I learned how to spin because I wasn’t done playing with the lovely yarns I was making πŸ™‚

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    Chacoy says:

    I would consider myself someone who dabbles in all crafts. I am doing more sewng but have just started to learn to knit, which I am really excited about. I hope to venture out & try more things, as soon as I learn to knit!
    Thank you for the opportunity:)

  42. 42
    Jacqueline says:

    I’ve been making jewelry for about the last year and a half, and I love it. I’m actually starting a class in a few week to learn wax casting and metal work, which I’m really excited about because I want to take my work from crafty to professional.

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    Jenni says:

    My craft of choice is learning to knit. My sister taught me a long time ago, but I found this scarf recently that I had never gotten a chance to finish. I am currently reteaching myself and I love snuggling in with a warm blanket, a cup of tea and clicking away with my needles.

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    Lola James says:

    I am an aspiring knitter. I have made a pretty cute toque thus far, but have failed at everything else. Completely self taught, I sure do get frustrated sometimes! But knitting is one of those things in life that comes with practice and patience, and I will keep “pressing on to win the prize”.

  45. 45
    Laura says:

    I like tons of crafts – sewing, card making, scrapbooking

  46. 46
    Donna F says:

    Knitting, knitting, and MORE knitting!! […then there’s stamping and sewing, too!].


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    Noel says:

    I will be diving head-first into sewing very, very soon. My grandmother just gave me a sewing machine (Project Runway limited edition!), and I will be creating my own outfit per one of my 30th birthday challenges (I have a year before I turn 30 and 30 challenges I must conquer before that day – yearof30challenges.blogspot.com).

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    Wendy says:

    I can’t choose between crafts lately – I love to work with fabric (quilting) and yarn (crocheting).

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    patsy says:

    I like painting and mixed media, and also doing my faith journal! 

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    kim gordon says:

    My craft choice has always been taking the thrown away, or unused and giving them new life. I took an old wooden spool..and she has become the most beautiful holiday angel….

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