Canada 150 - In the Bag: Blog Tour - KICK OFF!

6/04/2017 01:00:00 AM

Hi everyone, I'm turning my blog over to Marsha today, a great Canadian blogger who is going to kick of our Canada 150 - In the Bag Blog Tour.  I can't wait for you to see all of the amazing handmade bag projects that are going to be shown on the tour! Oh, and the prize list is LOADED! Here's Marsha:

Happy Birthday, Canada!!

Come on, everybody!

The quiet neighbours up the street are throwing a massive party to celebrate their sesquicentennial (150th) birthday and the whole world is invited. Tout le monde est invité. Kick your shoes off, grab a cold can of Molson Canadian, and join the festivities. If beer isn't your thing, we have wine — lots of it because we make our own.

Bet you didn't know how many talented handbag and wallet designers and makers are in the house! We didn't know either until we went snooping around. For the rest of this week, 10 blogging sewists from coast to coast will feature bags and wallets they've made with patterns from our homegrown designers. Some of the designers, like Janelle, are well-seasoned and ready for the grill, and some are as fresh as Manitoba sweet corn on the cob in August.

We've harangued several of our Canadian suppliers into providing prizes and they all add up to an epic giveaway scheduled for June 10. But each of the bloggers is also giving away a special prize so you will have to visit all the blogs to enter individually. That's right! It's our birthday and we're giving you prezzies! (Just say thanks, and watch us blush.)

Get yourself a plate of maple-smoked bacon, Quebec cheese and fresh veggies from farm country. Pick up a glass of wine from one of our wine regions, check out the tour agenda below, and get read to mix and mingle with warm, friendly, hospitable northerners. We've got everything you could ever need. And if you don't like our weather, wait 5 minutes. (Corny old Canadian joke.)

Come on in and let the party begin. Just don't peek in our medicine cabinet. That's not polite. ;)

Bonne fête, Canada !


PS. You must try ice wine from Niagara at least once in your life. Put it on your bucket list.

Each blog has an exclusive giveaway, so be sure to visit them all.

Tour Discounts

  • 10% off! Tangled Blossoms Design is offering 10% off anything in stock for the duration of the tour. Offer expires June 10, 2017. Use discount code HAPPYBIRTHDAYCANADA
  • 15% off! Bringberry Handbag Hardware and Design is offering 15% off anything in stock for the duration of the tour. Offer expires June 10, 2017. Use discount code LOVECANADA150

Tour Stops

(These links will be active on and after the day they are scheduled.)

June 4

Emmaline Bags (that's here!)

June 5

June 6

June 7

June 8

June 9

June 10

Giveaway ends at midnight EDT (North America)

July 1


Meet our bloggers!! 

Giveaway Prizes

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Meet Our Sponsors!!

  Please join us in thanking our tour sponsors by visiting their websites.

* Jewellery is the Canadian spelling.  

Thanks Marsha!  So that's it for this stop on the Canada 150 blog tour, make sure you check back and stop in to the next 3 blogs tomorrow!  Thanks of reading! Janelle

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  1. I'm so excited to see so many Canadian designers!

  2. Congratulations Canada! This tour looks epic, looking forward to it!

  3. I am very excited about our 150th birthday, and this is a great way to celebrate. Thank You!

  4. This should provide lots of inspiration!

  5. Happy Birthday Canada! 🇨🇦 thanks for the chance to win! Amazing bagineers!

  6. Thank you for the chance to win these amazing prizes.

  7. Lots of great giveaways. Thanks.

  8. Wow awesome blog tour and giveaways!

  9. This will be a fun "tour". I just to the south of Canada and love to see the subtle cultural idea differences.

  10. So excited to check out all the great bags on this tour! :)

  11. * Jewellery is the Canadian spelling.   It's also the English spelling too! I have loved looking at all the fabulous Canadian Bags that feature Canadian designers, fabrics, knowhow and tips. Thank you all.

    All the best to you and your fellow Canadians for your 150th birthday in July!!

    Best regards from York, England


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