Friday, October 26, 2012

DONKTOBER - Read This.

This post is part of Donktober 2012. For more information please see here

YAY - I have a Friday finish!  A donkilicious library bag. What more does a book loving, donkey obsessed gal need?

LIBRARY BAG - front, paper pieced donkey

This little library bag is particularly exciting to me for a variety of reasons, not least of all that it's my first completely finished paper pieced project.  Big, nay, HUGE, thanks to Kristy for the gorgeous donkey pattern and fabulous tutorial (available here!) - as well as the endless words of encouragement insisting that I could, in fact, paper piece.

LIBRARY BAG - paper pieced donkey

The back of the bag includes a simple pocket for notepads, pens, bit-and-bobs.


Lastly, I lined it in a DS print that, I must say, matches perfectly.  I'm really loving this colour combo.

LIBRARY BAG - lining, DS fabric

Library Bag stats:

Fabrics used - Kona Berry, Heirloom's Tile Flourish in Amber, Verandah's Medallion Dots in Aqua and an unknown DS (anyone have a clue?)

Finished size -12" x 13"

What about you?  Do you have a Donktober finish too?  Would you like to join our up-coming linky party?  Then please read on...


As Donktober draws to a close (I know, it's sad) it's time to start thinking about next month's linky party.  I've mentioned it here and there but without any real indication of rules, timelines or prizes so it's now time to remedy that.

Firstly, the linky party will open on my blog, Missy Mac Creations, on Monday 5th November and run until midday (Perth time, +0.8 GMT) Friday 16th November.  That should allow you plenty of time to get your projects in the running for some great prizes.

Winners of said goodies will be picked by my good friend, Mr

Before we get to the prizes, though, I'd like to mention a few linky party rules.

1)  You may enter as many times as you like, with one link per unique project

2)  You must link to a specific blog post, not your blog home page

3)   The item must be donkey related by either being including a donkey shape, motif, print etc etc.  It is Donktober, afterall.  Click here for project ideas.

4)  The item must be handmade by you, within the last 12 months, and completely finished.

5)   Your linked up blog post must make reference to Donktober with a link back to this blog.  Feel free to grab the button from my sidebar.

... and, lastly, though this is not a requirement but more of a request, please take the time to check out the other links to share the donkey love.

Ok, enough about business, time for the fun stuff.  That's right, what are the prizes, you ask?  Well...

Tammy of Marmalade Fabrics has kindly donated a $20 gift certificate. Tammy has such a beautiful online store - you'll spend hours drooling over all the gorgeous collections.  Well, I know I did!

A $25 gift voucher is also up for grabs from Kelly of Fabrics You Love on etsy.  If you haven't come across this online shop before then I definitely suggest you check it out - her prices are amazing!

Lastly, but definitely not least, Delta Patchwork has generously offered a FQ bundle from the P&B Textiles Suede Midtones collection (that's 14 fat quarters!) AND a $50 gift certificate to their store.

P&B Textiles, Suede Mid Tone Collection
P&B Textiles Suede Midtones collection, FQ bundle

Thanks ladies for donating such fantastic prizes!

Don't forget - the linky party opens on Monday 5th November so get busy finishing (starting?!) those donktabulous projects.  I am super excited to see what you all create.  Have fun and good luck!


I'm linking up to this week's TGIFF linky party, hosted by Lynette of What a Hoot!


  1. Love your donkey bag! Your paper piecing looks fantastic (I knew you could do it!). I love the little border around it - especially with that little patch or orange. Perfect!

    Ooh so now the big dilemma - what shall I make for the linky party?!

  2. This is so cute and you did so good at paper piecing. I *love* the Kona Berry with the orange & blue!! Donkeys make everything more fun!

  3. Your library bag is brilliant!

  4. GREAT tote bag!!! ove the colour combo - it is perfect!! Thanks for the details about the link up - can't wait!!

  5. Love it, Erin! Great colours and sweet fabric placement on your donkey!

  6. Love that Tile Flourish for the donkey! Very nice tote - your tag on the back is even awesome!