Before we get into the free fabric, I have to publicly thank Beth and Lauren for allowing me to go on vacation.  If you are a small business owner, or know one, you will understand that sometimes vacations just aren’t worth the stress.  You have to prepare to be gone, you worry while you’re away, and you put out fires when you get back.  Well, for the first time in 4 years, none of that!  Beth did an amazing job of handling the blog, including the awesome challenge of coordinating the Bag Month Contest.  Tallying the votes, notifying the contestants, posting the winners–all Beth.  Thank you, Beth!  And the shop?  Lauren got the orders out speedy quick, added new products and even took care of my pets;-)  Oh, and I never got around to letting you all know that the amazing new blog graphics are Lauren’s doing too.  Thank you, Lauren!

Now let’s talk about the bags.  Can you believe the gorgeous bags that won prizes?!  What amazing talent all those women have.  You can see all the entries here.  Believe me, if I could have awarded prizes to everyone, I would have.  Beautiful, beautiful bags.

A quick shop note:  Gnomes, Vans, Owls and Horses are back in stock.

Finally, the free fabric!  We’ll give away one yard of fabric ($9.10 or less) to five people.  Comment anywhere in the blog between now and Monday and you’ll be entered in the pool from which we randomly select the winners.  This would be an excellent time to catch up on any of the Bag Month fun you may have missed!