Thursday, October 18, 2012

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: della Q

della Q

Cleo Yarn Caddy & Edict Project Bag
Where to Find: della Q

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OK, I'll admit it... I'm in love!  I mean, seriously, how could any stylish, on-the-go knitter (or yes, I suppose, crocheter) not love the beautiful, vibrantly colored bags from della Q?!?!  I recently received a Cleo Yarn Caddy and a "paws off my knitting" Edict Project Bag for review and can't scream it loud enough -- I heart both of these bags! 

Let's start with the Cleo Yarn Caddy.  Are you one of those unashamed knitters who cast on project after project - gasp - without finishing one first?  Not a monogamous knitter, you say?  Me neither... and Cleo is our dream bag! 

DellaQ_1012bCleo stands up all on her own and is full of pockets on both the inside and out!  The 4 large exterior pockets are perfect for holding yarn, needles and small projects, while the 2 small interior pockets (one of which is zippered) are great for notions and other little things. Cleo is not just another knitting bag however, she is truly a caddy, perfect for organizing your projects.  She will be your best friend at home and on the go, just don't toss her over your shoulder... Cleo prefers to swing in style next to you. 

I love that I can store a medium to large size project in Cleo, and have the ability to keep everything I need for that project in one bag.  What I love even more, however, is that I can store several of my smaller projects all in this one handy caddy.  Whether I'm knitting at home in front of the TV, or in the car on the go, I know everything I need for those projects is all in one place.  And, when I am on the go, I have choices!  No more regrets that I didn't bring project x with me, and no more pouting when I realize I forgot some essential tools at home and can't continue with a particular project. 

The Cleo Yarn Caddy measures 8" wide and stands 12.5" tall.  She is currently available in two beautiful patterns; Mojito Beach (as you see here in this review) and Tequila Sunrise.  Snatch one up now and organize your projects in style!

DellaQ_1012dNow, onto the super cute "paws off my knitting" Edict Project Bag.  Is there not a more perfect small project bag for me than this?!  della Q developed a fun line of Edict project bags to replace all those un-snazzy ziploc bags we crafters tend to grab in a pinch.  Measuring 11" wide by 12" high and made of cotton, these drawstring bags are perfect for all of our small project needs.  They even have an interior pocket to stash some notions!  The bags are available with several crafty sayings, including Hat Project, Sock Project, Random Project, Scarf Project, Tangled String (oh how I adore this one!), Cheaper Than Therapy and Shh... I'm Counting.  Of course, Paws Off My Knitting is the best and Della knew that when she suggested she send me one along with the Cleo Yarn Caddy!  Well, maybe she wouldn't say it's the best, but she certainly realized I would!  Super fun doggy saying + purple = fabulous and my new favorite small project bag!  But hey Della, how about adding a "Stop Sniffing My Yarn" or "No Wet Noses on my Knitting" bag to the collection... I could use one of those with Teutul around!

DellaQ_1012eTreat yourself to a Cleo Yarn Caddy or Edict Project Bag today - you won't be disappointed with either choice!  Or, check out the other fabulous designs available from della Q.  If fall - or the Target Christmas commercial on TV already! - has gotten you thinking about the quickly approaching season of giving, check out some of the options for the crafty chics on your list.  The Edict Project Bags also make adorable gift bags!  You can use it while creating a special project, then "wrap" up said project in the same bag.  Or, you can stuff one with a special skein of yarn and some pretty notions.  Either way, your gift recipient is sure to love - and use - it!  

DellaQ_1012GIVEAWAY! Thanks to the great folks at della Q, one lucky reader will win a Cleo Yarn Caddy in the color of their choice!  To enter:

~ Follow Lapdog Creations publicly (see "Followers" on the side bar)

~ Visit dellaq.com, then leave a comment below telling us which bag(s) and/or case(s) catch your eye and why!  Is there something you'll be asking Santa for this year? 



    To be eligible to win, you must complete both steps above.  Please be sure your entry includes a way to contact you (i.e. link to your blog or include your email address) 
You can get extra entries by sending your friends here to enter (be sure to have them mention your name).... blog, Tweet, Facebook and text away!
Winner will be selected by random number generator.
Deadline for entries is Thursday, October 25th (the nosey dog's birthday!) at 11:59pm EST (midnight) 

Disclosure: della Q sent a Cleo Yarn Caddy and an Edict Project Bag to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.

21 comments:

amchart said...

I enjoy following you! In the Della Q shop I went right to LARGE knitting bags because that is what I truly need! I love the Lena design.

sue said...

the bags are pretty would love to have one

sue said...

would love any of the bags

SissySees said...

I think the Cleo as pictured would be my choice. I actually have plenty of project bags, but the functionality of Cleo looks just about perfect.

Monica said...

I love the Cleo Yarn Caddy...full of pockets and large enough to carry any project. Thanks for the opportunity.

Chelsea @ Garden-Me.com said...

I love the Agnes in red! Thanks for the chance :-)

Kathy R said...

The Agnes bag on the website is especially nice, but I wouldn't turn down anything Della Q makes!

Marjie said...

But is anything really "Paws Off" in the Lapdog household? Just sayin'.

Domestic Diva said...

The Rosemary bag is fantastic!

I follow on gfc.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

moevans said...

I already follow you. I love dellaQ'a entire line of products. If I could, I'd own one of everything! If I am the lucky winner, I'd love an edict bag in color Ocean with the saying "Knitting is Sitting for Creative People". Sheldon is my favorite comic strip, and I believe that's where that saying originated. I'm moevans on Ravelry.

Becky Richardson said...

Mojito Beach Looks like a great bag.

Rebecca F. said...

The Cleo Yarn Caddy is my favorite, especially in the orange/pink color. I do have many projects going on at the same time--like switching back and forth between big projects like a sweater and smaller projects like socks. I could use this right now for a many colored/many skeins scarf. Its taking up a lot of room in my knitting basket and needs its own bag.

Sue said...

I love those project bags. One should say wipe your beards. Another could say no chewing on my needles.

I feel I shouldn't enter because I recently won, but I', not that selfless, so please assign me a number and I hope I win.

Mary Fran said...

I'm loving the Cleo Yarn Caddy - never can have enough project bags. Thank you for the idea of my Christmas wish list!

Grace said...

the grand circular knitting case would be fantastic, I have so many circs . I do follow you

Dana Bincer said...

I really love Cleo in Tequila Sunrise. But I'm also intrigued by Pippa Yarn Dispenser. They have lots of fun fabrics.

I'm off to post your giveaway...everywhere! =)

LynnIL said...

All the bags look wonderful! However, the Cleo would fit my need to get everything organized and at hand. Thanks for a chance!

Jo's World said...

Thanks for having this giveaway!

I like the Cleo very much and would certainly qualify for the more than one project! I also like the Pippa Bag, because I knit socks and I am tired of yarn and sock winding up in a Ziplock.

Cheers,
Jo in MN

Nanina dOnofrio said...

I was really happy to learn about the Della Q site. I love the Agnes bag - great colors, design, and oh, so BIG!!! But I also liked the clever looking little Rosemary bag - great for carting a scarf or sock project around in style.

Nanina

Anonymous said...

I really like the Cleo bag. I would have everything at hand and ready to knit. Thanks for a chance in this awesome giveaway. Chelsey
chelseyb5@aol.com

Kathy R said...

Hey Nic,

I really won? How exciting!

blackkitty@earthlink.net is my email.

I sent an email to what I hope is yours with my info.

Thank you!