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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Off To The Oscars!!

I am so excited!! This past week I completed 100 specially designed coin purses and tote bag, packed them up and shipped them out to California. They are going to be gifted to celebrities at the Oscars festivities in Februrary! How I wish I could go with them to be a fly on the wall at the gifting event!

As a member of The Artisan Group, which is participating in the GBK Gift Lounge the weekend of the Oscars, my coin purses will be included in swag bags given to invited celebrities who will be attending the Academy Awards Ceremony. My Cherry Blossom Tote Bag will be displayed on our table where our representatives meet and greet each celebrity. I am so hoping for a photo opportunity!!

This, by far, is the largest project I have done to date. It took several weeks to complete because there were many family and holiday obstacles along the way, one of which included a 4-day road-trip to Maryland (an 8 hour drive) a couple of weeks ago with my college aged son so he could participate in an externship at NASA. While he did that I sat in the hotel room with my my bolts of fabric and sewing machine and sewed sewed sewed!! This time away actually worked out well because I had no car, disruptions or doggies to attend to and I got a ton done.

So here are some pics of the completed project...




These items will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop, as well as www.nangatesdesigns.com, in the next couple of days. Stop by to take a peek!!

21 comments:

  1. Nan this is unreal! Gosh I know you are going to be inudated with work after this. What a coo! I am so happy for you! I love my little coin purse, you do beautiful work. Doing a happy dance for you!!

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  2. Wow - what a great opportunity! I am sure that the celebrities will love them!
    Amy

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  3. This must be sooo cool for you! Congrats, big time!!!!!

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  4. uniquecozytreasures- Nan Gates, that is a wonderful opportunity. I wish you well on your creative ventures. I just love your bags!

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  5. That's amazing! Good luck! I hope all goes well!

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  6. That is so cool! Congrats. That's definitely great!

    Krystal - http://bellystickers.blogspot.com/
    Following from promotional frenzy

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  7. Gorgeous! I'm so excited for you!

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  8. I am so excited for both of us. I too, am in that event! Can't wait!!!!!!

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  9. this is great! I've been wondering about that group and how it works. It's great to know that a team member is part of them. I may ask you questions in the future...

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  10. Nan, I have a friend who's done this for the last several years... It really does pay off. she been really busy since doing these...your bags look great!

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  11. Wow, what an awesome opportunity!!! Hope it leads to many sales for you

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  12. Congrats Nan! Your work is just fantastic. I know everyone will love them!

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  13. Wishing you much success at the Oscars. My Business card will be included in the swag bags. Good luck on your journey.

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  14. Following from TAG! Beautiful work! :)
    Many blessings,
    Sherri Ohler
    www.thepaintedlife.com
    www.sdgartistry.com

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  15. Love the Cherry Blossom tote! Perfect for spring too.

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  16. That's an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations!

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