Thursday, June 16, 2011

June

I love bags. Handbags, clutches, purses, pouches - basically anything pretty that can hold my things.

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My love for bags seems to reach it's pinnacle every summer. I guess it's because there are more colors in the warmer months, so there's a lot more to choose from. I also find that I use more bags this time of year. I have pouches in my car for change, since I am out and about more and need change for parking. I also use a pouch for my sunglasses, or my little mini sunscreen bottles. I recently came across the store Junie Babie, and it has cute little pouches, just perfect for my little summer extras.

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June's store is filled with her textile handiwork - from bags to pouches to pillows, all with fun summer colors. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, learning on her mother's old, heavy sewing machine - making little dresses for her dolls and then moving on to making scrunchies when she outgrew playing with dolls. In high school she made herself a skirt made of men's ties.

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June tells me that her inspiration is her children who help her to embrace the color in her life. Part of why she opened her Etsy store was so that she could follow her love for sewing, while still spend time with her girls. In addition to sewing and spending time with her kidlets, she also likes reading, watching movies, gardening, hiking and biking.

June is generously giving away a pouch to one lucky reader. To enter, leave a comment here telling me that your favorite summer color is, and which of her pouches you'd like if you won (non limited-edition). I will announce the winner next week.

(PS. The winner of the Celina Mancurti giveaway is Tender Branson, congrats!)

74 comments:

Jingle said...

I have been loving orange this summer! I like the lemonade pouch!

Jrsygurl4life said...

My favorite summer color is Aqua Blue or Hot fushia, goes great with my skin tone! I LOVE the Birdies in Love pouch, if I won.

Michele
Michelebweller @ gmail dot com

Natalie Nicole said...

Purses, pouches, and the like are so much more fun in summer. Not just the colors but also accessorizing them with ribbon, brooches, etc. Since I prefer not to carry much, I love the idea of a cute summer pouch. So perfect for a picnic!
My favorite is easily the Owl and the Pussycat you have pictured on the blog. The Lemonade is a good second, but their little boat and the owl serenading the cat is too charming! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marta said...

Hi! My colour for the summer: blue, mustard and turquoise. My favourite purse from June’s shop is Lemonade. Perfect for summer! Thank you! martaplayita at gmail dot com
http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

I am loving teal! A great summer color! Like the Zippered Purse Pouch - Elegant Garden!

Robin (Hippo Flambe) said...

I would love the Elegant Garden and my favorite summer color for me is cornflower blue. However I love putting my boys in orange shirts in the summer. Orange matches their energy and joy.

Rebecca said...
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Rebecca said...

I like the bird pouch! My fav summer color is aqua!
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amy b.s. said...

i have been loving orange this summer and love the grey birdie pouch!

Sarah said...

I'm in love with the owl and the pussy cat clutch. So adorable and such a cute story too!

- Sarah

http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Julie said...

My favorite summer color is turquoise, and I'd choose the Yellow Red Floral purse.

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Jo said...

My fav color of summer is hot pink! I just love seeing a garden filled with hot pionk flowers! My fav pouch would be the Summer Lime one
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Michell said...

Fav colour for summer would be blue just like the blue ocean across the road. Fav puch is Squirrel Forest

Shea said...

I have a tie for a favorite summer color: it's between orange and turquoise. And I like them best together! I love the Elegant Garden pouch--what a cute print! shealennon@gmail.com

Amanda said...

really liking the red yellow floral. my favorite colors are pink and orange...any time of the year.

Colores said...

I have a serious problem with bags!! I would describe myself as an addict!!! SOme people invest on the stock exchange.. I prefer to invest on bags:-))))

Lilly said...

Pink is my fave summer color and I love the Zippered Purse Pouch - Ice Cream.
Thanks a lot for the chance.

Barbara said...

I like little pounces too, Dionne. And these designs are lovely, feminine and summery. Blue is my favorite and the one with the flower is adorable.

Luisa said...

I love the colour Yellow for the summer. Thus i would have to pick the lemonade clutch if i were to win.

weezie33 at hotmail dot cm

royce said...

sunset orange is my favorite color for the summer.

thanks for the giveaway

if i win i would love to have the yellow red floral pouch

thanks

roycedavids at gmail dot com

Sarah Mina said...

I love lightweight clutches and cross body bags for summer!

www.sarahandthecityblog.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

The owl and the pussycat is cute with a capital C! Maybe I like it so much because it is the most perfect shade of pink, which happens to be my colour of this summer (I switch it up every season, last season it was lime green).

Anyway, Thanks for sharing!
xoxo Hannah
Heaps of Dreams

Carissa said...

that owl and pussycat pouch is so adorable! my favorite summer color are probably my favorite colors year round: yellow and cerulean! those colors just scream summer, don't they? just like that Ice Cream pouch. it would be the perfect accessory for the season! :)

Mary ♥ Mur said...


oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

Sorry, i wanna be your reader but I din't see a button in your blog...)

Giveaway Rae said...

My favorite summer color is green. I love the Lime Summer pouch. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Regan said...

I love bags too! I love mint green and coral. <3

Veronica Cherry said...

My favorite color is turquoise!
I would love to win elegant garden pouch!

Thank you for the giveaway!

florentina said...

i love green apple green for summer. and your lemonade pouch is super cute!

Krista said...

My favorite color is blue, pretty much any shade!

I love the lime summer pouch. pretty!

bussis DOT krista AT gmail DOT com

kiddo said...

Turquoise is my favorite summer color. I like the Funky Flowers Blue Pouch.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

Kady said...

I love the elegant garden pouch. And I love pale blue as the summer color.

katietamlingson at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

Love the 'Yellow Red Floral'!

sarahliz_86@yahoo.com

Tirabaralla said...

Thank you for this opportunity!

My fave summer colour is aqua and my fave purse in the shop is this cutie: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69010254/zippered-purse-pouch-grey-birdie

tirabaralla{at}yahoo{dot}com

m said...

my fav. color this summer is turquoise. If i would be so lucky to win i would pick the Lime Summer or Elegant Garden

Berendina said...

My favorite summer color would have to be lavender and if I won I would choose the Grey Birdie :)

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xoxo SecretPopstar said...

My favorite summer color is definitely coral, and I would choose the Grey Birdie.

gustosa giveaways said...

my favorite summer color is aqua blue and i like the Purple Funky Flowers zippered purse pouch.

gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

Karen Mae Bautista said...

My favorite color for summer would be blue.
I love the lime summer pouch.

nerakzkiexcore at yahoo dot com

Kaytee said...

But the limited edition ones are SO beautiful!!! I also like the squirrel forest. This summer I am, surprisingly, loving purple :)
katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

An Nuttin said...

I love orange and red this summer!
The Elegant Garden has got a wonderful design!

Jus and Kat said...

My favorite summer color is lime green. I would choose the Grey Birdie pouch if I won.

Danielle said...

I love pink year-round, but the shade varies by season, so for summer it is flamingo pink :) If I won, I would choose Grey Birdie.

The Happy Wife/Danielle
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http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

TracyLee said...

elegant garden is pretty! green is my favorite :)

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:D

jhitomi said...

My favorite color for summer is fuschia. My favorite pouch is Squirrel Forest.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Aik said...

I love the Zippered Purse Pouch - Funky Flowers Blue.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Klemm Family said...

Yellow is definitely my color this summer.
I love the Birdies in love
skklemm at gmail dot com

Risa said...

Favorite summer color will always be purple! My favorite pouch is Birdies in Love!

CM said...

My favorite summer color is yellow because it's so bright and cheery!

Should I win, I would like this pouch http://www.etsy.com/listing/69011818/zippered-purse-pouch-birdies-in-love


cmarcey(at)live(dot)ca

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer colors are many. Yellow and orange top the list.

Melody J
melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My favorite pouch is Yellow Red Floral.

Melody J
melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com


P.S Sorry, I meant to add this infomation to my past about my favorite summer color.

SweetShenanigans said...

I love coral this summer and I'd choose the ice cream pouch
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer color is pink
If i win Id choose the Lime summer pouch
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Armada Volya said...

I love this Zippered Purse Pouch - Grey Birdie
and favorite color is sky blue

ElfRenee said...

My favorite color is purple, and I would choose the grey birdie pouch!!

charisma said...

My favorite summer color is orange & I'd choose the 'Zippered Purse Pouch - Yellow Red Floral.'
Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

oksana said...

My favourite summer color is lavender!!! I adore Zippered Purse Pouch - Owl and the Pussycat (hearted it-oksana2372)

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Callie said...

My favorite color is blue and/or yellow (and I love them together).

My favorite pouch is "Lemonade"

catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

TopHat said...

I love orange! And I think I would choose the purple funky purse pouch!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

nitzan said...

i love sky blue :)

and this cute purse-
http://www.etsy.com/listing/69011818/zippered-purse-pouch-birdies-in-love

nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

AmandaSue said...

I like the ice cream pouch and colour would be pink, I love light pink roses!

unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

Joni Deutsch said...

I like the color light blue during the summer. And I'd love the LIMITED EDITION - Zippered Purse Pouch - Owl and the Pussycat!!

tarheelgalwv32 @ hotmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

yellow is my fav summer color and id pick the lemonade pouch jmmccarr@gmail.com

Beth said...

My favorite summer color is "sky blue sky" (to quote Laurie Anderson).

So many cute purses--I think I like Summer LIme the best. (Though the grey purse with pink birds is awfully nice, too...)

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Sissy Sparrows said...

My favourite summer colour is watermelon red. I always feel great in it and seem to get loads of comments when I were it. If I were to win this giveaway i would select the greey birdie pouch.

Ashley said...

I like the Elegant Garden Pouch because it has my favorite blue.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Amy V said...

fav summer color- rose

i love the 'grey birdie' pouch

annae07@aol.com

RaettigFamily said...

Any pink color

Favorite pouch: Squirrel Forest

Erica said...

I'm usually a blue and green girl, but this summer it is yellow and orange!!

I love the Elegant Garden pouch!!

Early dot erica at gmail dot com

Alyssa Bubble Tea said...

my favorite summer color is lime green and the pouch i would love would be the Zippered Purse Pouch - Grey Birdie

email:
alyssabubbleteax3@gmail(dot)com

Jolee said...

Love pariwinkle. Lovely. The Grey Birdie is sweet. Thanks! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Kortney said...

My favvv summer color is turquoise and the pouch I would choose would be the first one I saw on her page...Lime Summer!! Love it!

kortneyewing@gmail.com

gardenofmoi said...

My fav summer color is yellow! I'd get the squirrel forest pouch if I won. :)

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rithmatith said...

I love bags, purses, clutches, and pouches as well...my purse, which is normally large in size has at least 3 pouches in it at a time...or lots of pockets. There is no other way to go. :)

h. mcnaron said...

My fave summer color is green
(pref. matched with orange).
I love the lime summer pouch best!
hmcnaron at gmail dotcom