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Giveaway: PoldaPop Designs!


If you've ever considered turning a hobby into a business, then this story is for you. Lisa Polderman (aka PoldaPop Designs) was given an old sewing machine in 2009. After leaving her intense job to become a stay-at-home mom, she decided to dust off the machine and take lessons. That was in 2010. Since then she's grown a small, but thriving, business creating custom-fitted skirts, dresses and accessories for local clients (Lisa lives and works in Berwyn, IL). Lisa is, essentially, a tailor - remember those??!! Most of her work is custom. Everything is unique. And when she has 10 spare seconds (!) she makes unique things to sell in her Etsy store ("like" her on Facebook right now and get a free shipping code). Beautiful, unique things. So I'm promoting an inspiring small business, but where's the ReFab you ask???  

Hmmmm... I'll tell you. You see the wallet? And the purse? Lisa is a master at thrifting/inheriting buttons, zippers and incredible vintage fabrics. Her wallets are created almost entirely from upholstery samples. Any time you see a flower, it's made from fabric scraps and vintage buttons. And if you want some help making something yourself, check out her tutorials. Meanwhile, the giveaway... 




And so, onto the giveaway! Enter for a chance to win the reversible purse pictured above! ($56 value) 

Giveaway opens 12:01am EST Tues, 9/25 and ends Sat, 9/29 at midnight. WINNER announced Mon 10/1. It's easy to score multiple entries and increase your chances of winning - see below for details... (Open to the citizens of the world, 18 and older.)  Yes, Lisa is happy to send this pretty thing anywhere in the world!  Here's her description of the purse:


"When I was a kid, I had a barbie doll that could be blonde or brunette with just a twist of her scalp. I think that's where my fascination with reversible things started.

The main colors in the bag are tangerine orange and purple. The fabric on side one is Kaffe Fassett Collection 2010 Hot Line Dance Red. The fabric on side two is a muted purple cotton fabric with tangerine orange topstitching. The bag is constructed of quilting cotton and reinforced by Thermolam Fleece to give the bag weight and structure. The handle is wood. The bag has a zippered pocket on side two featuring a hot pink zipper. The Kanzashi flower is made of Joel Dewberry Heirloom Empire Weave Garnet fabric, felt, and a vintage jacket button with a brooch pin to attach it to the bag or anything else. 
This bag is the perfect size for carrying a book, wallet, keys and other essentials, or a diaper, packet of wipes and the essentials.

This reversible bag measures 17” (43cm) wide at the bottom and narrows to 13" (33cm) wide at the top. The bag is 8.5" (22cm) high not including the handle. The colors are orange-red and purple with red and pink accents. You'll find that my bags are very well made. 

All my bags are made by hand by me in my smoke-free workroom. Measurements are approximate. Colors may appear differently on your computer monitor. Spot cleaning recommended."



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76 comments on "Giveaway: PoldaPop Designs! "
  1. so cute! great feature and giveaway :)

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  2. Tiffany Overton9/25/12, 9:57 AM

    Such a cute purse! I love the story behind this giveaway! Her store has such cute stuff! Great place to shop for Christmas!!!

    tiffoverton77@yahoo.com

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  3. This is a super cool purse! Love it!

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  4. What a cute purse and to add that is reversible is just perfect. :)

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  5. Thanks so much for offering this for a giveaway! It's so cute!

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  6. What talent! I've always been interested in learning to sew and making cute things, but thanks to Etsy and people like Lisa I don't have to. ;-)

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  7. thanks for the giveaway

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  8. What a great giveaway! This purse is such a cute accessory! I won't want to take it off!

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  9. Thanks, this bag looks beautiful.

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  10. I adore that purse! Your tweet doesn't have the right giveaway on it though :) Just letting you know!

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    1. Christy - thank you so much for letting me now about the tweet! That's what I get for putting this together too late last night. All fixed now :)

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  11. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  12. People like Lisa really amaze me! Taking lessons only a couple of years ago and then developing this wonderful craftsmanship and these gorgeous designs. That orange bag shown here looks so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! b_lanephoto [ATt} yahoo [DOtt} de

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  13. Great blog

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  14. This is such an amazing giveaway! ^^

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

    thanks for the chance :)


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  15. Cute design and colors

    sonflower277 at gmaild dot com

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  16. pick meee logansmommy0611@yahoo.com

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  17. Beautiful Designs!
    sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

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  18. I love this reversible bag.Its so beautiful and well crafted.I love the purple inside!

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I really like that bag.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I love this purse and love the idea of making 2in1 :)

    thanks
    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  21. This is a super cute bag. I love that it's reversible. How versatile!

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  22. Thank You for this giveaway!Lovely!

    missframboesa@gmail.com

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  23. Oh wow, I love bags of any sort and this one has my two favourite features: it is reversible and it has my two fave colours, red and purple!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  24. I am a follower of poldapop blog and refab diaries for a long time now. I love reading Lisas's tutorials and posts. Purple is my favourite color and orange my best buddies'. It would be awesome if I would win this. Thanks for the giveaway..

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  25. I love her choice of fabrics.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  26. As a full time working mother of two children under two years old, Lisa's story makes me so happy! It's my dream to find a way to stay home with my children while still contributing to my family's income. It's great to read about other women who are doing just that!

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  27. Oh the fabrics are pretty! I'd love to win this!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  28. I love the colors in this purse, they just make me feel so happy and cheery.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  29. I love the vibrant colors of this purse!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  30. Wow! What an amazing purse

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  31. Beautiful! Would love to win!!

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  32. Beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  33. I love it, what a cute purse! And the fact that it is reversible makes it even better! I love the fabric flower accent.

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  34. These bags look super cute! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  35. I've just now started caring about what my purse looks like. Love this!

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  36. love this colorful purse. Debra Hollifield

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  37. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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  38. alicia zirjacks9/28/12, 1:16 AM

    thanks for the awesome giveaway

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  40. Really cute.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. Oh wow it is so beautiful!!!
    Wendy Franklin

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  42. what an adorably perfect purse! I'll have to fight off daughters if I win!

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  43. What a cute bag! Thanks for the giveaway!
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

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  44. super cute giveaway! I love this!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  45. Awesome purse! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  46. Jennifer Peaslee9/28/12, 4:40 PM

    I love this bag! Thanks for giving us a chance to win it!

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  47. Cindi Decker9/28/12, 6:04 PM

    Cute purse! I love the colors.

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  48. What a wonderfully charming purse!

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  49. Cute, cute handbag - thanks for a generous giveaway!
    connors26 at att.net

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  50. this is so cute....would love to win it

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  51. I love the bag! It's so pretty and unique!

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  52. Love this bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. super cute would love to win!!

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  54. cute purse - my daughter loves purple
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  55. This is darling...thanks for the chance.

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  56. cute bags, thanks for the giveaway

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  57. It's a beautiful bag! I love it!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Fiona N

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  58. Thanks for the oppertunity!!

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. Absolutely adorable stuff! Her wallets are fabulous!
    Rafflecopter:Mechele JOhnson

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  60. Oh lovely! And obviously a girl can never have enough purses, so thanks for the chance! :-)

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  61. Very cute, thanks for the chance,

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  62. I liked the description of this purse. I really like the vivid colors.

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  63. Purple is a big color among the females in our family. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Love this bag...so cute!
    Allison Marie
    my3kids2008 at yahoo dot com

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