One of my favorite pastimes in China was shopping in local markets. The chaotic aisles and aggressive salespeople in the touristy markets got old after a while. The local markets were much calmer. They were still busy but mostly filled with locals who needed basic household items. While haggling was still expected, the starting prices were usually much more reasonable.
As I wandered the aisles, I found these bags that I thought would be perfect for knitting projects. There were all sorts of patterns and color schemes. The size is just right for 4-5 balls of yarn and a small project, like a hat or scarf.
I love the drawstring top and inside zippered catchall pocket.
It’s easy to clean – just wipe with a damp cloth. It has this nifty side pocket for needles or a pattern.
Then I came across these tin pencil boxes. Some had hinged lids and others like this one a zippered closure. I thought they were perfect for crochet hooks and other notions.
My next finds were these pill boxes. Some were clearly for medicines with their standard labels for each day of the week. But others were just for small stuff.
For a knitter, crocheter or seamstress, they’re the right size for stitch markers, safety pins, buttons, sequins and whatnot.
Lastly, I was in need of stitch markers and had not seen any in the yarn stores I located, so I had to improvise. Every market had bins full of these little charms. There were lucky cats, teapots, and colorful beads. They were very light and made the cutest stitch markers.
To celebrate the end of an amazing overseas experience, I am having a “Made in China” giveaway. I will send a care package of various items like the ones above (plus some yarn and a few surprises) to one winner selected at random.
Any of the following actions will enter you into the drawing:
- Follow Agujas blog (if you are already a follower, you are already entered!)
- Reblog this post or blog about this giveaway with a link back to Agujas
- Follow Agujas on Twitter
- Like Agujas on Facebook
- Follow Agujas on Tumblr
- Like this post
- Comment on this post
Multiple entries are okay! I will ship the package to you anywhere in the world. Thank you for reading and good luck!
70 thoughts on “A Made in China Giveaway”
oh these look adorable I love bags and little pots to hold all my items 🙂 I have done multiple entries as these look lovely 🙂
Glad you stopped by. I’ll draw the name in a couple of days.
so exciting thank you for such a generous give away have a fab week Hayley x
I would love to do this but I do not have a tumblr or a facebook. If I do the other requirements would that be ok?
Oh.. I see the any. Sorry for spamming you haha…
No problem. You will have multiple entries!
They’re so cute! Especially the stitch markers!
Reblogged this on spinayarnknit and commented:
This is just a quick repost to show some of the adorable things this blogger found while in China.
wow, that is some awesome give-away!
thank you for the chance and good luck everyone 🙂
You are welcome. I enjoy sharing these finds.
Those pill boxes are perfect! I might have to haunt our local Daiso even more than I do now to see if they have something similar :).
I thought they were so cute too!
How exciting! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed 🙂
Multiple entries OK? How do you keep track of who’s done what? I struggled with that on the giveaway I just had. Well, I’d love to enter and will re-blog and like as soon as I’m done typing this. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I imported all followers into a spreadsheet. Every time there is a like or reblog i add the name as many times as they enter. Then I’ll use a random number generator to select a winner from the list. Any tips?
I didn’t know you could import all followers into a spreadsheet, but that makes much more sense now. Thank you! I have no tips at all — you seem to know what you’re doing far more than I did, hehe.
Reblogged this on not your average crochet and commented:
Look at this great giveaway! It’s easy to enter, so head on over and check it out!
Thank for the opportunity to go in the draw to win.
This would be the absolute perfect gift for my sister, who loves making crocheted amaguri toys.
Bless you 🙂
This looks so awesome! What a great give away!!
Great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!
This is a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!
Reblogged this on Mollie & Claire and commented:
Exciting giveaway on this lovely blog!
I love the stitch markers, they are so precious! The drawstring on the bag is a great idea as well.
I kept getting different charms – lucky cats, teapots – they were all too cute.
You are SO generous. These items are lovely, and would be fun to use!
this would be so cool – thanks!
I’m trying to work out how to make on those lovely bags for myself! At the moment, my project is my old primary school daps bag, still going strong! 😉
YOU WON! Drop me an email so I can mail you your care package!
Wow, thank you! 🙂
Love that bag! And it’s very practical, too.
What a great giveaway! Hope I win!
I do love that bag – so clever with the drawstring top! And what a good idea the pill box is. My row counter and stitch keepers just hang around, getting lost more often than not! Must find me one of them!! Thanks for the opportunity.
Great bag! and the little charms are adorable, aren’t you clever to think to use them as stitch markers.
wow.. this is such a great giveaway.. thank you for a chance to win..
i’m a follower of your blog on wordpress.. and i’ve liked the post.. 😀
i’ve also followed you on twitter and re-post on twitter..
Twitter ID: @pltinabox
thank you for a chance to win..
This is an awesome giveaway!!! Thank you for sharing! 😀
Reblogged this on D'NALI and commented:
I know some people like to consider the odds of winning before entering giveaways, but this one is a must enter! Beautiful treats that would be wonderful additions to any crafter’s stash! Go enter!!! It’ll be worth it! 😀
What great stuff! Hope I win!
What a wonderful trip, and thank you for sharing your treasures with your readers!
Thanks for the great giveaway. Beautiful accessories!
What fun finds! You have a good eye.
What lovely things I would like to enter too please. 🙂
That bag looks like it was designed for knitting projects!
Love everything,so cute.Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.
Great giveaway! I’ve already follow your blog. Thank you for hosting! 😀
I’m so glad! And it’s my pleasure.
Oh, those pill containers are so cool. And I also really like the drawstring aspect of the bag. So clever! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
I love the little stitch markers! We used to have a Japanese Bobtail cat but I’ve never seen the lucky cat charms and I’d love to have them. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Thank you. You are very kind to share your travels with us. What a fantastic bag it is gorgeous and very clever with the drawstring too. And what a wonderful idea for stitch marker they are adorable. Good luck everyone.
Enjoyed reading of your travels and love the goodies you are so generously giving away
Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great giveaway. Liked, followed and retweeted. Best wishes, Carina
Oh my. I have been looking for a bag for my crochet and knitting and YOU found it in China! Well, well. Can´t go to China. Hope I will win this! 🙂
Reblogged this on hannahackroyd and commented:
What adorable prizes! Such a generous giveaway!
I follow you via feedly. Love those little charms and the bag is really cute.
Q – wow! Amazing finds.
Q- what great finds! Lucky you. I’ve followed you for a long time. Please enter me in the give away. How totally generous!
Love that project bag!
Beautiful. Love to follow your blog, you always have such stunning photographs, I feel like am there visiting with you.
Love the bag and goodies, just stunning. 🙂
The bag is so cute! Along with all the little treasures you’ve found! Thank you for this generous giveaway! Glad you enjoyed China.
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Thank you for having this lovely giveaway! 🙂 The bag is super cute 🙂
I spent a few days in China this year also, and really loved the people and the food, and all the fun little things, just like you.
Where were you in China? It is an interesting place!
Oooooo. I love, love, love this! Bag is cute and perfect for projects. All of the items listed are great for crocheting!
Wauw great!! I follow your blog by rss feed.
I love the stitch markers!
graag wil ik meedoen als dat nog mogelijk is.
I already picked the winners! Next time!