Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway Day!

The day is finally here and I imagine many of us will be parked in front of our computers for a good part of it checking out all of the amazing things to be had. Welcome to all of you who are visiting for the first time, feel free to poke around a bit; you'll find lots of stuff about sewing, knitting, crafting, thrifting, free schooling, raising kids, and living simply in the city. Every Giveaway Day I find some amazing new blogs and rediscover some old favorites.

My very favorite part of Giveaway Day? Giving stuff away!

This year I didn't have much time beforehand to get things ready so I decided to do something a bit more personalized for the winner herself (or himself, you never know ;) The randomly chosen winner will receive a set of 6 monogram notecards and envelopes (100% post consumer recycled paper and vintage fabric letters) in a monogrammed fabric writing folio (still working on the name for these...) as well as a 6" monogram hoop. Since this will be a custom job I am happy to work with the winner to come up with the perfect colors, fabrics and fonts, too. How can you go wrong? ;)


Last Giveaway Day I was really feeling the supply giveaways so I decided to add that on to mine this time around. I've put together a little package of fabrics and notions (both old and new) for the lucky winner and will surely throw in a few things more.


And, to really turn this mutha out, I've decided to share a half yard cut of one of the widely coveted Flea Market Fancy prints. I found some during the shop hop I attended this past week and bought the rest of the bolt so I still have some for myself (and perhaps some to sell? Not sure about that yet...).


Okay, so if you'd like a chance simply leave a comment on this blog post. I'm happy to ship world wide so everyone is welcome to join in. If you'd like to throw your name into the hat twice you can leave a second comment telling me that you've become a follower of my blog, but that's certainly not mandatory. Comments will be closed and a winner chosen at random at the end of the day on Thursday, May 20 (EST).

I love Giveaway Day so much that I've also decided to hold a sale in my shop as well. From now through Thursday take 10% off your entire order in my shop; all of the details can be found once you're there.

Cheers, and Good luck!!

**Comments are now closed and a winner will be announced first thing in the morning. Thanks to everyone for joining in!

593 comments:

  1. Hello, newish to the blogging world but definitly not new to crafting and painting and thrifting, as well as food, home design and raising my family. I spent last year soul searching and this year I began my new journey of simplifing my life. Closed my 2 business' in January and have not looked back. I am raising my family in all ways clever and lovely.
    Have a spectacular day
    Marcia

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  2. Wowie, this is one generous giveaway! I adore your blog and draw so much inspiration from your work! You are an amazing maker, and it is great to see your custom work here as well as the little snippets about your life in the city. Be blessed!
    -Erin

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  3. P.S. I also follow your blog. ;-)

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  4. wow wow wow!!!
    i cant belive it!
    great giveaway!
    thanks so much!!!

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  5. and im already a follower
    thanks!

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  6. WOW... what an awesome giveaway... It all sounds delightful but I am loving the recycling aspect!!

    xo Steph

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  7. Yep just gotta follow along too!!

    xo Steph

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  8. I love your writing folio so much! just gorgeous!

    jessmellifont@gmail.com

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  9. Generous giveaway! Love it all!

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  10. Wow, I'm deeply impressed!
    Would be so nice to be the lucky one.

    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia

    frauknopf@gmx.de

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  11. Wowsers this is one generous giveaway. I'll have to share this with my crafty friends if I win.

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  12. Awesome! u are so generous. i hope i win.. hehehe...

    I have a giveaway at my blog too, pls come join in.

    xx,
    grace
    http://whimsyloft.com

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  13. and i am a follower of ur blog :D

    xx
    grace
    http://whimsyloft.com

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  14. Very lovely give away! Thanks so much!

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  15. Such a generous, great giveaway - I'm drooling a bit now...

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  16. This giveaway is so generous - and more to the point, your work is so gorgeous. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  17. Great giveaway i love discovering you crafty blogs who sahre the same passion of sewing!

    You are ever so generous for giving so much away this is indeed one lucky winner!

    I am hosting giveaway too pop by my site when you can :)

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

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  18. i just became your 51st follower

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

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  19. Wow! Amazing, awesome giveaway! I'd love to win even half of the goodies you are offering! :)
    cass at daleking dot org

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  20. I'm now a follower of your blog and I'm off to have a look through your shop. :)
    cass at daleking dot org

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  21. Wonderful giveaway! I love monogrammed stuff so much. how awesome is the alphabet!

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  22. Just went to SMS this morning and was a little overwhelmed by all the goodies. Scrolling down the list, I saw that you were from albany. I went to school there *SUNY* and lived there for a few year afterwards. (Hello Cranberry Bog friends!) Anyway, I'm so glad I made you my first stop. What a wonderful collection of treasures! And your blog is super. Thanks!

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  23. lovely giveaway - thankyou so much!!

    Feel free to head over to my giveaways too
    www.tonicoward.blogspot.com

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  24. wow! my oh my, aren't you so generous? it's my first time visiting this blog and i'm already loving it :)
    i'll be coming back often, for sure.
    good luck to everyone!!!

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  25. Thanks!!

    Stacey
    luv2knitnsew@gmail.com

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  26. Wow, you are very generous!

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  27. That's a truly great give away. You'll put a lot of effort I guess to make all these goodies, so your attendance in this year's giveaway is awesome. Also, the fabrics look nice.

    Thanks,
    Paulina

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  28. what a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. oh how i love your creations, and i love giveaway day. fingers crossed!

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  30. This is a wonderful and personalized giveaway!!! I'd love to win it...

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  31. Wow mega giveaway!!!!!!! And personalized!!! Its wonderful! Happy Giveaway Day! And hello from Canada :)

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  32. I'm a follower as well :) Thank-you again!

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  33. Love everything! Thanks for giving! ; )

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  34. Great Stuff!!!

    Jackie @ Stinker and Spike

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  35. Ooooh! Your giveaway made me have fabric lust! Awesome generosity! Thanks so much for participating

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  36. and I am SO following your blog now. I love the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaways, they always come when it's starting to get to hot for the outdoors in my neck of the woods and I get a ton of new-to-me blogs that inspire me to create new and fun things!

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  37. And I am following your blog

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  38. Wow! What a giveaway. Some really lovely things. Thanks!

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  39. What a wonderful site, and such beautiful fabric!!!

    Cheryl
    sayitaintsew10@yahoo.com

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  40. A very generous giveaway with a great range of things to win - thank you!

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  41. What an amazing giveaway!! I'm a bookbinder and librarian and love the monogrammed projects you've created! I hope I win!

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  42. very nice blog, i am a follower now..

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  43. Oh yes, please! Throw my name in the cute hat! :)
    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  44. wow you're giveaway is so sweet! thanks for the chance to win. you have lovely projects on your blog as well :)

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  45. also, i'm now a follower via googlereader. thanks again!

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  46. Beautiful give-away! and I just saw your previous post with the fab garage sale finds, I'm a total garage sale/op shop addict!

    Emma :)
    qotfu72@yahoo.com.au

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  47. I agree that the supply give away is so inspirational. I'm a teacher with only one week and 60 papers standing between me and a summer full of crafting. Giveaway Day is totally distracting me from my work!

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  48. I have also added you to my rss reader and am looking forward to following your blog!

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  49. and I just became the newest follower! Which makes it sound a bit like a cult but I'm ok with that.

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  50. Thanks for such an amazing giveaway! It's so personal!

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  51. Awesome giveaway!
    amwawillever@aol.com

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  52. This is one generous giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  53. Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for turning this mutha out with such a creatively awesome prize!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!
    ♥♥

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  54. I am also now a follower :)

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  55. That is some kind of amazing giveaway! Ooh, the fabrics...and the monogrammed stationary is beautiful.

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  56. coolest give away!
    gosh... freaking awesome

    tansuern@gmail.com

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  57. Great prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. My daughter would so love those cards... Great giveaway! Thanks!
    parknj at verizon dot net

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  59. Wow, what a generous giveaway!

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  60. I'm already a follower, too. :-)

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  61. Wow! your work is great and that fabric is so cute!
    smooze13@aol.com

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  62. You make beautiful things, thanks for an opportunity to win.

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  63. thanks for this awesome -- and personalized giveaway.

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  64. and I'm a follower.

    p.s. I love your blog name. Anne Fadiman's Ex Libris is one of my favorite essay collections, and your blog made me think about that and smile. And your posts are, of course, awesome as well.

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  65. Great giveaway. Lovely that it is personalised too!

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  66. oooo. such treasure! jillseeu2@hotmail.com

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  67. i love this giveaway. thanks for sharing. everything is beautiful.
    lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

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  68. love your blog so now i am a follower

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  69. ooooo.....pick me! :)
    And feel free to visit my giveaway too! http://seemommysew.wordpress.com
    seemommysew @ gmailDOTcom

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  70. Awesome giveaway! I would love to win!

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  71. Oh, wow, so many great prizes! Please count me in =)

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  72. I like everything you are giving, but that last fabric... I just love it!
    Greetings from Chile!
    mmimica(at)maimonides(dot)cl

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  73. Really awesome giveaway, thanks so much for your generosity!

    spiritchaser(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I can not even say how much I love those cards. Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

    kelli_s1@yahoo.com

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  75. this is a sweet giveaway! I would love to win!
    messy_mcspud @ hotmail . com

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  76. What a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  77. I'll be following in my reader from now on as well!

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  78. Lovely giveaway. The fabric on your last picture is beautiful, please let me win this.....

    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

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  79. What a super generous giveaway!! The Flea Market Fancy find would've been enough~ ;)

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  80. great giveaway!
    vickienae(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. Wow, what a generous giveaway! Looks like awesome stuff!

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  82. that is crazy great! That is a lot of stuff and wonderful stuff. I am overwhelmed!!!

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  83. Wow--what a super generous giveaway--whoever wins this will be on lucky gal (or guy)!! Thanks for being such a kind spirit!
    kelli
    kellbell_6@hotmail.com

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  84. My favourite thing about Giveaway day is finding new blogs to follow - definitely going to put you on my reader!

    alissa222 at gmail dot com

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  85. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful giveaway! Your projects are so creative, such an inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

    katesadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. I'm following now too!

    alissa222 at gmail dot com

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  87. Oh my, what a fabulous giveaway!!!

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  88. Loved your blog so much I decided to follow :)
    Thanks again for the giveaway, Kate

    katesadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. This is one of the best giveaways I've seen so far today, please count me in for a chance to win and thank you for your generosity, Lis x

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  90. Wow! I can't describe how much I love those monogrammed cards. I've been busy making cards for some of my friends for graduation, and yours are gorgeous.

    michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Wow, what a fabulous give-away! Thank so much for the great chance to win.

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  92. Wow, you are so generous. What a nice giveaway! Thanks for participating. :)

    kirstenmanning at msn.com

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  93. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love that folio...I could certainly use one of those.

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  94. What a great giveaway!! Love the idea of the customized cards. So cool.
    FMF? I don't have any, kinda missed the boat on that one.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  95. This is great! Thanks for being so generous!

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  96. this is probably the best giveaway i have seen! great job :) i actually have been looking all over to get a custom embroidery ring done for my sons so it looks like you might be my girl!
    happy giveaway day!
    mandicoulter@gmail.com
    http://commonthreadskingston.blogspot.com/

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  97. Wow, what a neat giveaway. I love the idea of custom monogrammed cards. I'm going to become a follower of your blog, too (I'll post a second comment about that).

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  98. And here I am, letting you know I'm now a follower.

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  99. I'd love to enter, please - what a generous giveaway!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  100. Wow what an amazing giveaway! Thanks for sharing xo

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  101. I like those fabrics very much . . . they're quite cheerful! And I like your creations as well.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Emily Rose @ SimplyVintagegirl.com

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  102. Beautiful notecards! Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway!

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  103. Holy Moley mother of pie... what a generous giveaway. Count me in!!!

    Will follow you anywhere ;) (that is to say, I'm following your blog... heh heh)

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  104. Woah! (said as Joey from the show Blossom)

    You certainly did turn this motha out! And I want in!

    sunnywilderman@sbcglobal.net

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  105. So awesome! Crossing my fingers!
    http://justeventeux.blogspot.com/

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  106. Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's all so amazing. Feel free to check out my giveaway.

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  107. What a generous giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  108. This is an awesome giveaway! :D I like the idea of the monogrammed note cards. I am also feeling the fabric!

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  109. OH and I'm following your blog!

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  110. P.S. I am also now a follower!

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  111. This is a great giveaway. The cards are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.
    lynnegibson32@gmail.com

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  112. This is amazing, those fabrics looks so awesome.

    bettyrockit@gmail.com

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  113. Love the notecards, love the fabrics! This is realy a beautiful gift-away!!! Nice regards, Anicka (Anicka22@live.nl)

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  114. Oh what generosity! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  115. What a generous giveway!!! Thank you!!

    wagnerdjse(at)gmail.com

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  116. Oh, WOW! This is such an amazing giveaway that you have put together! Thanks!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  117. Sew fun! :)

    tegan{dot}mauldin{at}gmail{dot}com

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  118. Love the givaway!!!!

    daisy41203 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  119. Wow… Sew generous with such a great give-away!

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  120. Love the notecards (actually I love it all but htat just sounds greedy!)

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  121. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    kell22 @ cox.net

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  122. And I am now a follower ...

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  123. What a great collection of items!
    thisisdishy@gmail.com

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  124. Thank you so much for this chance to win! What a great giveaway. I don't blog, how can I when I have all these blogs to spend all day on? Have fun!

    dasoriginals @ verizon.net

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  125. what a crazy wonderful giveaway!! love everything!
    phillandlesley(at)msn(dot)com

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  126. Wow, I love everything! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  127. I love the fabic monogramed stationary! How fun is that? I'd love to send these out for christmas cards this year!!!!! I hope I win! *keeping fingers crossed extra tight*!!

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  128. Wow, what a fun giveaway. thanks.

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  129. WOW! Thanks for the cute giveaway!
    escuishi (at)hotmail.com
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

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  130. Oh my goodness its all so beautiful!

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  131. I'm a follower!
    BrittNeal@gmail.com

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  132. How Awesome!!! Put my name in the hat!!!
    jmierandco@gmail.com

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  133. And I'm gonna follow NOW;)
    jmierandco@gmail.com

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  134. What a great giveaway, beautiful! Thanks for participating.

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  135. These are lovely giveaways! Thank you.

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  136. I'm a follower--the great thing about this giveaway is I'm finding some really great blogs!

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  137. Wowzers! So many good parts to the giveaway!

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  138. Awesome giveaway - that's an exciting stash!

    fruitandfoliage@gmail.com

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  139. Love that FMF! Great giveaway, great blog!

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  140. This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. What a cool giveaway! I'd love to win some personalized gifts!

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  142. Irresistible! I live near Glens Falls and am happy you got to participate in the shop hop, it sounded so fun!

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  143. Awesome giveaway!! I love how custom it is!!

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  144. thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. i'm a follower

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. What a generous giveaway! I bought a book from you for my daughter last Christmas and she loves it so much.
    dhippo (at) mac (dot) com

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  147. And I am already a follower of your blog.
    dhippo (at) mac (dot) com

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  148. What a great blog! That bike party looks like so much fun. I would love to win your giveaway!

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  149. What a great giveaway and what great work you are doing!Off to explore more of your blog ;))

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  150. what a great giveaway!
    kaceykendrickwagner {at} gmail.com

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  151. I love notecards. Way too much :)
    lucasbeth [at] gmail [dot] com

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  152. I would love to win. The note cards are great

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  153. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the giveaway!

    rachaelbecker@gmail.com

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  154. Wow! Flea Market Fancy? How generous are you?! That stuff's like gold dust! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  155. Wow - whoever wins is very lucky. Those cards are gorgeous! I have my fingers crossed!

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  156. OOOO! good one!
    Thanks so much!
    kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

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  157. I'm a follower!
    kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

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  158. Great giveaway! Love everything!

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  159. I love that fabric! Beautiful!

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  160. You're very generous with this great giveaway!!! thank you for this opportunity!
    hugs

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  161. I've been looking at a lot of give-aways today, but I have to say that yours is probably the most spectacular and drool-worthy I've seen.
    I just really, really want to win it all. Really :)

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  162. Cute!!! xoxooxo Cant wait...to WIN!!!! xoxooxxoox

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  163. Wow, what an amazing set of prizes! I am just loving everything you have up for grabs!

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  164. Great giveaway!
    jenlea2000@hotmail.com

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  165. Oh my. I adore the cards and little holder!! Thank you for sharing such wonderful items with us. :o)

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  166. this is beautiful! thanks for the giveaway

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  167. Fun
    Creative
    Imaginative
    Thoughtful

    Assortment of goodies!

    Thanks.

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  168. Lovely generous giveaway, thanks!

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  169. flea market fancy? yikes...you are lucky :)

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  170. Happy giveaway day! Thanks for the lovely (and inspiring) giveaways.
    mediastudettera@yahoo.ca

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  171. Wow! Fantastic! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  172. I'm glad i found your blog. Looks inspiring! I'm a follower. Thank you!

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  173. Great giveaway. Please enter me.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  174. I'm your newest follower.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  175. Love, love, love everything! Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

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  176. What a wonderful, generous giveaway! I just love it! Thank you. :)
    missa.moe@gmail.com

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  177. Holy crackers, how generous are you?! *Love* the "e" at the very top, by the way!

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  178. I love this time of the year. I not only have an opportunity to win some wonderful things, i discover some wonderful blogs too. A truly win win situation.

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  179. Wow what a great giveaway - I'd be so happy to win - Thanks

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  180. What an amazing giveaway! You are so generous!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

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  181. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

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