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Quickie Giveaway: Homemade Wallets!

Handmade Wallet Giveaway

Deep cleaning always uncovers fun things, memories from the past you had forgotten about because they had been buried under 10 tons of other crap.

Now that book #2 is out of our hands, we actually have had time to tackle some long overdue projects around the house. Like cleaning out “The Garage” (aka the upstairs closet that is pretty much our main junk-storage area).

It wasn’t pretty, believe me.

But we finally got around to it. Despite the hard work and the fact that you always make a bigger mess than you started with, it feels so good to purge all that useless stuff.

In the process, I stumbled across some vintage Lindsay Designs products. Lindsay Designs being the name of my college-era business that eventually morphed into Pattern & Paw (which, coincidentally, we’re shutting down this week. If you have pets that wear collars take advantage of our final sale!) But back when it was Lindsay Designs I made much more than pet collars, including ribbon belts, purses, and wallets.

Turns out people aren’t willing to spend all that much money on a handmade wallet, and as cute as they are they were just too labor intensive to be worthwhile. These 5 wallets are all I have left, and I just couldn’t bare to send them off to Goodwill with the rest of our junk. And unless you’re swimming in cash, having 5 wallets seemed pretty unnecessary.

I thought, why not change things up a bit and do a just-for-fun giveaway. I’m sure some of you would enjoy these!

Handmade Wallet Giveaway

They are the perfect size to hold bills or a checkbook, and have a few nifty pockets for cards and even an elastic loop for a pen. They’re fancy like that. I have 5 wallets, each a different design. I’m totally wishing I had more of that ice cream fabric right now. Too darn cute.

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

Because this is so much more fun than Goodwill.

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254 Comments

  1. 101
    Yoon Jeong Lee
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    :) Wow!

    1. origami flowers
    2. dandelion
    3. Ice cream!

  2. 102
    Monique Montes
    Posted On September 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    1. striped
    2. dandilion
    3. oragami flowers.

    love them all. <3

  3. 103
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

    These are so cute!
    #1 – Ice Cream
    #2 – Origami Flowers
    #3 – Dandelion

  4. 104
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:11 am

    that’s so adorable!

    I would like either #4 Origami Flowers, or #5 Ice Creamor.

    Thanks Lindsay!

    p/s: just got your Cookie dough book, so can’t wait to tackle it!

  5. 105
    Joanie
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:15 am

    These are so fun and adorable!
    1. Dandelion
    2. Ice cream
    3. Oragami Flowers

  6. 106
    Nanna
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Dandelion
    Ice Cream
    Blue Stripe

    ?

  7. 107
    Claudine
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:19 am

    aww, they’re so pretty.

    #1 Dandelion
    #2 Ice cream
    #3 Blue Stripe

    i would love to get one! :)

  8. 108
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Oooohh so purty~

    1)Ice cream
    2)Origami Flowers
    3)Dandelion~

  9. 109
    Michelle
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Cute!
    1. dandelion
    2. origami flowers
    3. ice cream

  10. 110
    Angie
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

    all are gorgeous!! would so love the origami one though:)

    #1. origami flowers
    #2. pink stripe
    #3. dandelion

  11. 111
    Gemma
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 6:16 am

    simply adorable!
    1. Dandelion
    2. Origami flowers
    3. Ice cream

  12. 112
    Leah
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

    So cute! How did you make them? And hooray for purging! I should follow your example buutt….yeah, we’ll see. Have a great day!

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Blue Stripe

  13. 113
    Teresa
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

    1-blue stripe
    2-ice cream
    3-dandelion

  14. 114
    Patricia Crowley
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 7:32 am

    They are all very cute! My top three choices would be:
    1. ice cream
    2. origami flowers
    3. blue stripe

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. 115
    Szabina L
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 7:48 am

    #1 ice cream
    #2 origami flowers
    #3 dandelion

    So adorably cutieees *-*
    thank You!

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

  16. 116
    Catherine
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 8:05 am

    So cute!

    1. Origami flowers
    2. Dandelion
    3. Blue stripe

    But I think they’re all so cute!

  17. 117
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 8:13 am

    1. Blue Stripe
    2. Dandelion
    3. Ice Cream

    These are all so cute!

  18. 118
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I need a new one with some personality!
    #1 ice cream #2 dandelion #3 Blue stripe. Congrats on clearing out a major area- can you pass me some of that motivation?? ;-)

  19. 119
    Melissa
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

    So Cute!!
    #1 Origami Flowers, #2 Dandelion, #3 Pastel Stripe

  20. 120
    Emma
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 8:52 am

    1. Dandelion
    2. Origami flowers
    3. Blue stripe

  21. 121
    Kari
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 8:59 am

    These are really cute!
    My favorites are 1. Pastel Stripes, 2.Dandelion and 3. Origami Flowers.

  22. 122
    Meagan C
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Those are adorable!
    Thanks for the opportunity. :)
    #1 Origami flowers
    #2 Pastel stripe
    #3 Dandelion

  23. 123
    Elizabeth
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:20 am

    #1 Blue Stripe, #2 Origami Flowers, and #3 Dandelion — super, super cute!

  24. 124
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

    1. Origami flowers
    2) Ice cream
    3) Blue stripe

    I love this idea – so cute!

  25. 125
    Lindsay
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I was just thinking this morning that I needed a new cute wallet!

    1. Dandelion
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Origami Flowers

  26. 126
    Marika
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

    they’re really cute ^^

    1. blue stripes
    2. dandelion
    3. ice cream

  27. 127
    Amanda T.
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

    OOO! fun!

    1.Blue Stripe
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Pastel Stripes

  28. 128
    AprilW
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:34 am

    !. Origami flowers
    2. Blue stripe
    3. Pastel stripe
    They are adorable!

  29. 129
    Melissa
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:34 am

    They are adorable!

    #1 – Ice Cream
    #2 – Pastel Stripe
    #3 Origami Flowers

  30. 130
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Way better than Goodwill!
    #1 – Origami Flowers
    #2 – Pastel Stripes
    #3 – Blue Stripes

  31. 131
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    These are so cute!
    1.dandelion
    2. origami
    3. ice cream

  32. 132
    Venetrise
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Pastel Stripe
    3. Blue Stripe

  33. 133
    Miranda C.
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

    love them!
    1. Blue Stripe
    2. Pastel Stripe
    3. Dandelion

  34. 134
    Savannagal
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

    All cute.

    1. Dandelion
    2. Oragami Flowers
    3. Blue Stripe

  35. 135
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Super cute!
    1. Dandelion
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Pastel Stripe

  36. 136
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

    #1, Ice Cream
    #2, Pastel Stripe
    #3 Origami Flowers

  37. 137
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for the fun giveaway.
    1. pastel stripe
    2. blue stripe
    3. origami flowers

  38. 138
    Shahena
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

    The wallets are just amazing and the work which you have done is just perfect.I always wanted to make these type of wallets,but I won’t get the finish which you have achieved.
    Thanks for the opportunity
    1) Blue stripes
    2) Origami
    3) Dandelion
    :)

  39. 139
    Miss Kristin
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I love all of them!

    1. Dandelion
    2.Origami flowers
    3. Blue Stripe

    …’crossing my fingers’…

  40. 140
    Jeanine
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Cute!
    1. orange w/flowers
    2. dots
    3. pink/orange stripes

  41. 141
    Cara
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

    LOVE ‘em! So cute and practical with a bit o’ sass. 1. Ice Cream 2. Origami Flowers 3. Dandelion are my choices. Thank you much for the free give away.

  42. 142
    Dani
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

    1. Blue stripe
    2. Origami flowers
    3. Dandelion

  43. 143
    Betty Shamas
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    would be a great light travel wallet…you are too cute!
    1.Ice Cream, 2.flowers,3.pastel stripe
    thanks!

  44. 144
    Florence
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Would love one of these:
    1. Origami fliwers
    2. Blue stripes
    3. Ice cream cones

  45. 145
    Linda
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:03 am

    These are just too cute. I like the blue stripe, dandelion and origami flowers. Thank you.

  46. 146
    Baani
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

    too cute!
    1. Origami flowers
    2. Blue stripe
    3. Pastel stripe

  47. 147
    Emily
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

    1. Blue Stripe
    2. Dandelion
    3. Pastel Stripe

    So cute!

  48. 148
    Steph Rager
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

    1. dandelion 2. blue stripe 3. origami flowers

  49. 149
    Diane
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

    1. Nothing is ever better than ice cream
    2. Unless it is cheerful orange with wispy dandelions
    3. Or perhaps floating origami in a sea of blue

  50. 150
    Erica
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    so cute!
    1. Dandelion
    2. origami flowers
    3. pastel stripe

  51. 151
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

    These are amazing!
    1. Origami Flowers
    2. Dandelions
    3. Pastel stripes

    Thank you!

  52. 152
    Holly
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

    1. origami
    2. dandelion
    3. ice cream

  53. 153
    Babs
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:29 am

    1. Dandelion 2. Ice Cream 3. Blue Stripe
    They are all really pretty. What a thoughtful giveaway.

  54. 154
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Those wallets are absolutely adorable!! My top 3 choices:
    1. blue stripe
    2. dandelion
    3. ice cream

  55. 155
    Donna
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

    1. ice creame
    2. origami flowers
    3. dandelion

  56. 156
    Leyla
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Ahhh how cute ! Its such ashame nobody wanted to buy them

    5- icecreaaam
    3- bluestripe
    4- origami flowers

  57. 157
    Kim
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I need a new wallet! These are adorable!!
    #1 Pastel Stripe
    #2 Blue Stripe
    #3 ICE CREAM!!!!

  58. 158
    Kim
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

    PS: I want a business card in mine, like the picture!! LOL!

  59. 159
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I need a new wallet, so fingers crossed! My choices are: 1) blue stripe 2) dandelion 3) origami flower. Thanks!

  60. 160
    Becky
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 11:11 am

    1. origami flowers
    2. blue stripe
    3. dandelion

  61. 161
    KaySue
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

    1. Origami Flowers
    2. Blue Stripe
    3. Pastel Stripe

  62. 162
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Cutest wallets ever!
    #1: dandelion
    #2: blue stripe
    #3: origami flowers

  63. 163
    Caroline Kipps
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 11:41 am

    These are really cool! I like Origami Flowers, Dandelion, and Blue Stripe!

  64. 164
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Love these!! #1 Ice Cream #2 Blue Stripe #3Dandelion :) x

  65. 165
    Sadie Ulman
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    great idea. cute wallets!
    1. dandelion 2. origami flowers 3. blue stripe

  66. 166
    Michell
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    1. Origami flowers
    2. Ice cream
    3. Blue Stripe

  67. 167
    barbara n
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I really love them all!
    1. Pastel Stripe
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Dandelion

  68. 168
    Lindsey
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Such cute wallets!
    #1: origami flowers
    #2: ice cream
    #3: blue stripe

    Thanks!

  69. 169
    Cara
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Those are adorable!!

    1. ice cream
    2. dandelion
    3. origami flowers

  70. 170
    Dana
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    1) Origami Flowers
    2) Dandelion
    3) Blue Stripe

  71. 171
    huong
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    1.Dandelion,
    2. Origami Flowers,
    3. Blue Stripe

  72. 172
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    1) Dandelion
    2) Oragami Flowers
    3) Blue Stripe

  73. 173
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    1: Icecream!!

    2: Pastel Stripe

    3: Origami Flowers

  74. 174
    Jess
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Too cute!

    #1: Blue Strip; #2 Pastel Stripe; #3 Dandelions

  75. 175
    Diane
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    # 1. Ice Cream
    #2 Blue Stripe
    #3 Origami flowers
    Super Cute!!!!

  76. 176
    Brianne Goetzinger
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    1. Blue stripe
    2. Dandelion
    3. Pastel stipe

    THANKS!

  77. 177
    Joiya
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    OMG, they’re so cute!!! Can’t decide between the Origami flowers and the Ice cream… No wait! Definitely flowers! ^_^ (2. Ice cream; 3. Blue stripes)

  78. 178
    Mady E.
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    1) Blue stripe
    2) Origami Flowers
    3) Ice cream

  79. 179
    Sarah R
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Ooh, very cute! Thanks!
    1-Origami
    2-Dandelion
    3-Blue Stripes

  80. 180
    Pam
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Too cute! Love them all. 1. Origami, 2. Ice cream 3. Blue stripe

  81. 181
    devi
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Dandelion

    What a great giveaway!

  82. 182
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    #1 pastel stripes
    #2 blue stripes
    #3 ice cream
    These are so cute and thanks for the quickie giveaway, and your wonderful blog1

  83. 183
    Silvia
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Those are adoreable!

    1. Ice Cream
    2. Pastel Stripe
    3. Blue Stripe

  84. 184
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Super adorable! My favorites are

    1. Blue Stripe
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Ice Cream!

  85. 185
    Jenn
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    So cute!

    1. Dandelion
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Pastel Stripe

    Thanks!

  86. 186
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    1. Blue Stripe
    2. Pastel Stripe
    3. Ice Cream

    These are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. 187
    Charlotte
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Gorgeous! Looks like heaps of people want them :)

    #1: Dandelion, #2: Origami Flowers, #3: Ice Cream

    Thanks

  88. 188
    Aman
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    These brightened up my day!
    origami flowers
    dandelion
    blue stripe :)

  89. 189
    Theresa
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Just love your blog!!!!!

    Origami Flowers
    Ice cream
    Dandelion

  90. 190
    Nancy T.
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    1. Ice cream
    2. blue stripe
    3. pastel stripe

    but all of them are cute so I’d be happy to win any of them

  91. 191
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    #1 Pastel Stripe
    #2 Origami Flowers
    #3 Dandelion

  92. 192
    Diane E
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    1. origami flowers

    2. Blue Stripes
    3. Pastel Stripe

    I really need a new wallet – how did you know!

  93. 193
    Jackie
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    These are so cute!

    1. Pastel stripe
    2. Ice Cream
    3. Dandelion

  94. 194
    Kim
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Great job ! My granddaughter would love one. Thanks for the contest.
    1. dandelion
    2. blue stripe
    3. origami flowers

  95. 195
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    These are adorable!
    1. Dandelion
    2. Ice Cream
    3. pastel stripe

  96. 196
    Mary Ann Cauthen
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Since I try to not use leather, I would really enjoy using one of these, & I like all the fabrics. Enjoy your blog. Mary Ann Cauthen

  97. 197
    Katie
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    1. Dandelion
    2. Origami Flowers
    3. Pastel Stripe

  98. 198
    Sophia
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    #1 Ice Cream
    #2 Blue Stripe
    #3 Pastel Stripe

  99. 199
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    1: Blue Strips
    2: Dandelion
    3: Ice Cream

  100. 200
    malia
    Posted On September 25, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    cute!!

    1. pastel stripe
    2. origami flowers
    3. blue stripe