A Made in China Giveaway

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.

China Knitting Bag

I love the drawstring top and inside zippered catchall pocket.

China Knitting Bag Drawstring
China Knitting Bag Interior

It’s easy to clean – just wipe with a damp cloth. It has this nifty side pocket for needles or a pattern.

China Knitting Bag Outside Pocket

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.

China Notions Box Zippered

China Notions Box Zippered Samples

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.

China Pill/Notions Boxes

For a knitter, crocheter or seamstress, they’re the right size for stitch markers, safety pins, buttons, sequins and whatnot.

China Pill/Notions Boxes Yellow

China Pill/Notions Boxes Compartments

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.

China RePurposed Stitch Markers

China Charms/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

  1. oh these look adorable I love bags and little pots to hold all my items 🙂 I have done multiple entries as these look lovely 🙂

  2. 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!

    1. 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?

      1. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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.

  5. 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! 😀

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. The bag is so cute! Along with all the little treasures you’ve found! Thank you for this generous giveaway! Glad you enjoyed China.

    Rav ID: kellknit

  9. Oooooo. I love, love, love this! Bag is cute and perfect for projects. All of the items listed are great for crocheting!

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