Monday, May 23, 2011

giveaway day...

UPDATE:  Giveaway now Closed!

yay!  it is finally here...


well, May 23rd really crept up on me... because my sewing machine has been giving me problems and i have had a constant need to google things such as this... not a lot of sewing has been happening.  So... I am offering as my giveaway day prize one of these bags!
Now, realize that I have not made the bag yet but as soon as my sewing machine is fixed it will be done and adorable!  this is not the actual fabric of the bag you will win... but the actual fabric is VERY cute

so... 

to enter to win this little gem...

LEAVE ME A COMMENT!

nothing else!

you don't have to become a follower of me.

you don't have to tweet or facebook about the giveaway.

you don't have to stand on your head and sneeze.  

if you want to do any of those things feel free... but it won't get you any more entries...
(although, if you do stand on your head and sneeze take a picture and email it to me. i like a good chuckle.)

giveaway will be open until the bag is complete... which will be Saturday!  so... On May 28th one of you LUCKY commentors will become the new owner of a cute bag that looks a lot like this one... ;).
and if you live in England, or Australia, or Timbuktu sign on up.  i would love to ship to you!
(Please make sure you leave your email in your comment if you are a no-reply blogger so I can get in touch with you. If I can't contact you, I will choose another winner)
now, i am off to sip on some ginger tea, hope it makes me feel better.

xx!

UPDATE:  Giveaway now Closed!

321 comments:

  1. cute bag! hope you (and your machine) are on the mend!
    jamie

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  2. Love, love, love this bag!
    Please count me in!

    1.yngla@gmail.com

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  3. Love the bag! Feel better soon!

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  4. such a cute bag! i hope your machine is fixed very very soon! please count me in :P
    ter

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  5. That bag is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win it.

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  6. Such a cute bag, doesn't look too big or too small ! I hope your machine is fixed soon !

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  7. Hi Nicke, I hope your sewing machine is fixed soon, doen't it always happen just when you really need it?

    Thanks for the great giveaway, your bag is lovely :)

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  8. I need a new bag. I hope you get a new machine soon. I haven't had problems with any of my singers.

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  9. Love the fabric and the shape of the bag...hoping the ginger tea does make you feel better.
    sonja greene at very verdant dot com

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  10. I can't stand on my head - or even bend over too far! - without getting a headache. I think adding a sneeze into that would push me over the edge - quite literally - or else I'd be happy to help you out with the chuckle thing. :)

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  11. I love that bag! So cute!
    sims.whitney at gmail.com

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  12. I love Jimmy Fallons thank you notes! "Thank you, brisk 5-mile run that I had this morning....in my dreams and right before I woke up and got a bearclaw from Starbucks!"

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  13. This is super cute, would love to win a bag made by you :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  14. Oh my goodness--that fabric is perfect! Love, love, love the bag!

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  15. Ooo, sewing machine illness--yuck!
    Adorable bag! Glad I don't have to stand on my head--I slept funny and my neck is a little sore :)

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  16. Here's hoping your googling skills helped fix your machine!

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  17. I love this fabric!!! And what a cute bag design. Count me in. :)

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  18. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I hope your machine gets fixed soon.

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  19. Lovely blog! Your fabric choices are super duper, and the giveaway bag is total perfection. ... and oh my word I absolutely swooned over your sewing table. Sending happy, healthy, sewing machine vibes your way!

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  20. will the bag be made out of that happy birdy fabric?

    and if i don't win, can i buy one?

    i love it!

    and i'll be back to check out more of your blog - i'm bookmarking you. :)

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  21. This is an adorable style of bag! Hope your machine gets fixed soon and you feel better as well!!!

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  22. Lovely purse! Hope you feel better soon!

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  23. But what if I want to stand on my head and sneeze?
    Love that fabric by the way! Such an adorable bag!

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  24. I love the fabric choice!

    nieveamor (at) care2.com

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  25. Love this fabric and the bag is fantastic!
    You made me smile with your comments about not having to become a follower, tweeter or facebook follower. As for standing on my head and sneezing ~ I'll leave that to someone else ~ tee hee!
    thanks for the giveaway!
    elsa dot hart at gmail dot com

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  26. Keeping fingers crossed I win ;)

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  27. what cute little birds!

    I hope your machine behaves soon!

    needlegrrl at gmail

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  28. Zowie, how cute but how sad your sewing machine is down but sounds like maybe not out and will come back in the 9th :} I hate when a sewing machine is not working. Makes it hard to smile in the morning. Thanks for the morning smiles.

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  29. When I took my sewing machine in for a tune up, I almost cried. The thought of having it out of my house was really distressing, but then again, I'm a little crazy like that :)

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  30. That bag is gorgeous! Hope you and your machine are feeling better soon!

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  31. Super cute bag! Hope I win, and hope your machine is fixed soon. :)

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  32. Love the bird print ! Thanks for the giveaway and especially the part where we don't have to follow,tweet,love,etc something to win !

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  33. i'd love a chance to win! the bag looks cute, can't wait to see what the final one looks like.

    good luck with your machine!

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  34. I just turned my head to sneeze. No picture, it really wasn't that exciting. ;)

    I would love to win this cute bag. (when it is made)

    Thanks!

    redzshadow at gmail dot com

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  35. Very cute bag! Thanks for the chance to win. Hope the ginger tea does the trick!

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  36. I love the birds! It stinks when your sewing machine doesn't work - hope it gets going again soon.

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  37. Nicke.....I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. I'm about to loose control and I think I like it....love the bag its very cute.

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  38. Oh that bag is really nice...Love the design..thanks for the chance to win!

    http://ebony-ivory-rainbow.blogspot.com/
    mrunamistry(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Love the little button holding the pleat. Very nice.
    quilt1972@live.com

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  40. Such a cute bag...LOVE the birds and the style is so unique!

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  41. i think lately i've spent more time looking at blogs than anything else--including sewing! At least you have an excuse!! Your bag is adorable and I'd love to win it!

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  42. Hope you both (you and the machine!) feel better soon! Loved the bag :)
    bunchofbees at gmail dot com

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  43. Crossing my fingers that your machine gets fixed soon--I know how frustrating that can be! thanks for the cute bag giveaway. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. cute bag. I hope you and your machine feel better soon!
    blueberryblues5(at)gmail

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  45. Cute bag! I love the sweet birdies. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  46. love the bag. like everyone else, i am bird obsessed.
    flyandnest@telus.net

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  47. What a cute bag! Hope you get feeling better, cos I would love to win a bag like that!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Cute! I would be happy to become it's new owner.

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  49. Yellow is probably just hte right color to cheer you up. get well soon!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Daniela

    dreschermail at gmail.com

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  50. Love the bag! Hope the ginger tea works some magic. :)

    Kelley B

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  51. So pretty, and my favorite color, yellow!

    cwonitoy(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  52. Very cute bag. I love all the little goldfinches all over it. Bright and cheery. Machines and technology can be so frustrating. Hopefully it behaves for you soon.

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  53. That bag is gorgeous! Crossing my fingers! redcharlotte @ gmail . com

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  54. Great bag. Worth waiting for. Thanks. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  55. Very pretty bag! I love the yellow birds! I hope you (and your machine) feel better soon! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  56. such a pretty bag. hope you feel better soon

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  57. That's beautiful!

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  58. Love the bag! Gorgeous!
    debrajoyhawkins@gmail.com

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  59. your funny. I like not jumping through hoops and truefully I won't. I think the bag is really cute and I hope I win even though I didn't stand on my head and sneeze....although my kids would get a good laugh if I did!!

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  60. very cute bag. i'm so into birds right now!

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  61. What a lovely bag and what lovely fabric! :) I hope I win!
    Trendymeg@msn.com

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  62. Oh, this fabric, this fabric! I covet that fabric. :) And I like the bag, too! heh.

    I'm currently wrestling with bad feed dogs on my machine, so I feel your pain. Grrrr!

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  63. I am loving this giveaway! what a cute bag and cute fabric!
    Trendymeg@msn.com

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  64. Very cute! cut rope and smile at aim dot com.

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  65. Love love love the bird fabric. Hope I win. We are also doing a giveaway today. Come check it out.
    http://www.rhinestonebeagle.blogspot.com/

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  66. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  67. You have my sympathy! I've been having trouble with my machine for over 20 years.

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  68. Your post just made me laugh out loud. As I've been reading through some of these giveaways's I've thought "geez do I need to stand on one leg and close one eye while I comment." The bag is very cute.

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  69. I feel for you. My 'modern' sewing machine does nothing but act up. So I jumped on the chance to get a 'antique' 1950's industrial sewing machine from my dad. He just finished cleaning (it was *full* of lint!) and making some minor (changed one of the pulleys so it is running at about 300 stitches a minute vs the original spec 1800.) so that what I sew isn't ripped from my hands.

    Your bag is beautiful, someone is going to be really happy to get it!

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  70. Cute bag! Hopefully the repairs go smoothly! :D

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  71. Love the bag! Ginger tea usually helps anything!

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  72. I know how it is when the machine is not working right. I hope it gets fixed soon. I saw a blue bird at my window today so cute. it made my day.

    lauri dot rymar at gmail dot com

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  73. machine down! That's no good. Hope it gets fixed quick! Great bag, btw!

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  74. Super cute bag ... hope that sewing machine of yours is on the mends.

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  75. How relieving - just a comment! I like your style, lady.

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  76. So cute! I'm sure it's frustrating to have your sewing machine broken. Hope it's fixed soon! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  77. What an awesome bag! Birds are so in, aren't they?

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  78. I wish I could stand on my head. That would be funny with or without the sneeze.
    Hope your machine shapes up - that is so frustrating!
    Love the bag!
    yobethie at hotmail dot com

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  79. i am sooo loving the birdie fabric. mt life has a bird theme to it - always has. ask my daughter wren. ;)
    good luck with your machine.

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  80. The bag is adorable. I hate it when my machine acts up!
    ramona_murray at comcast dot net

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  81. What a great looking purse, I could use something new and fresh to tote around with me.

    limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. this bag is so cute. Good luck getting your sewing machine back to running... its such a bummer when they refuse to cooperate!Great giveaway! I'd be delighted to win!

    Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I love the bag (and the fabric too, so I know you'll have great taste with the alternate fabric)! I hope you're feeling better and that machine gets whipped into shape. I recently had to replace my machine after the previous one went into fits and the intervening time between having a working machine was torture!

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  84. What a lovely bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  85. I hope your machine makes it back quickly & it works like a dream :)

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  86. I'd love to win, thanks for the opportunity.
    libbystiles(at)hotmail(dot)com
    love that fabric, i had some before but i used it to make my sister a purse for her birthday

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  87. I tried to stand on my head and sneeze but you know it's not possible!

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  88. Are you kidding me? That fabric is ADORABLE!! You are very talented. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  89. Fabulous bag, I hope I win!

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  90. cute bag...but what really got me was your hilarious post. not only are you a great sewer, but a comedian :). thanks for the laugh and the chance to win something pretty. unfortunately, i live boring los angeles.

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  91. Oh darn and I had just finished standing on my head and sneezing ... twice!! :) :) I would love to win this stunning bag!! Thanks for the chance!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    http://www.DewberryLane.com

    HappyQuilting at DewberryLane dot com

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  92. Love the shape of the bag! Thanks for the chance.

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  93. very cute purse! thanks for the great giveaway! come enter to win on my blog too! (i'm giving away a quilted modern table topper.)

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  94. Cute design and fabric. I can't wait to come back and see what fabric you've chosen for this one. I feel your pain - my serger is currently giving me a headache.

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  95. I love the bag! So cute. I'm actually disappointed that that is not the fabric...yellow is my favorite color:)
    Shawna

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  96. I love this bag! I am going to college soon and I have virtually 0 purses. And to think it's an all girls school! I have some catching up to do ;)

    Thank you!

    KC
    bunnygrrl_61793 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  97. Aachoo! Oh darn my camera is on the fritz but as soon as I get it fixed I'll send you a picture. I'd love to win one of your bags. Bags make me happy and a happy me is a happy family. Thanks!

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  98. Great giveaway and such talent - you should be proud! Thanks bunches!

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  99. love, love, LOVE this bag! Fingers crossed! :)

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  100. This style of this bag is awesome. I would love to win in!

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  101. That bag is gorgeous! Right now all I have are diaper bags. :( This one would definitely fit the bill for those days/nights when I go out sans babe!

    reiner (dot) danielle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  102. I hope your machine starts working/gets fixed! I can imagine how frustrating it is. Well, I can sympathize as I've been in that situation myself! (and congrats on 10 years!)

    elizabeth.waligora@gmail.com

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  103. What a cutesy bag! I know this isn't the exact prize, but what beautiful fabric.

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  104. I love the pleat in the front. So cute!

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  105. Your bag is adorable, and I'd love to have it. Hope you're feeling better.

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  106. I am such a sucker for cute bags- thanks for doing this giveaway!

    ps- I might be a little jealous of your sewing table :)

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  107. OOHHH! This is so pretty!! :) I'd love to win it! :)

    Feel free to check out my giveaway too. http://3giraffesinc.blogspot.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-giveaway-day.html

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  108. Just lovely! I SO hope i win!!!

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  109. I hope you & your sewing machine get fixed up soon!

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  110. What an awesome prize! Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  111. ack this bag is SO cute! amberortega at gmail dot com

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  112. Fantastic giveaway! Though I am a little sad that isn't the bag being given away as I love birds and yellow is my favorite color, lol! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  113. That is such and adorable print!! Those birds are so cute!!!

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  114. Sweet bag - love the style (and the bird fabric). Thanks for a chance to win.

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  115. I hope your machine is fixed soon!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  116. I love the bag style (and the fabric, and I'm sure you've got something equally splendid in your stash).

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  117. Very cute!
    catherinedpayne@gmail.com

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  118. Cute bag! And I really like your blog!

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  119. I love those sweet birdies! katiefewell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. What a great bag, I do love those birdies but I'm sure whatever other fabric you choose will be lovely. Sewing machine issues are my worst nightmare, sorry to hear about them, hope it gets all sorted out soon!

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  121. CUTE bag! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

    carrieljv(at)gmail(dot)com

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  122. What a fun blog you have! Thank you for the lovely giveaway and good luck getting your sewing machine going again, I know how frustrating that can be. addiekugler(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. I hate it when my sewing machine isn't working!! Hope it's on the mend soon. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  124. Hope that the ginger tea worked it's magic. Love the bag.
    -Heather
    dreandki(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  125. I would love to win a pretty bag.

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  126. man i was alll set to stand on my head and sneeze! i'll save it for the next blog i go to!
    haha! love the bag!

    thanks for the sweet give-away!
    email in profile or
    nicmowat (AT) gmail (dot) com

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  127. What a cute bag! And I love your new sewing table - so much space!!

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  128. Yikes! I hope you get your machine fixed. It's awesome that you are still going to participate in the giveaway.

    anna [at] 64colorbox [dot] com

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  129. Very lovely! Thanks for the give away!

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  130. I really hate it when sewing machines throw a hissy fit. Hope yours comes out of its strop soon! x

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  131. i love this bag! And I'm sure, I'll like the other fabric, you choose, too! Thanks for giving it away!

    dore_dk (at) yahoo.dk

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  132. I hope you're machine is feeling better now! I have a very old spare that i keep thinking i will give away but i get worried my 'new' one will break down! I can't hand sew for toffee...

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  133. fabulous!
    sarajmason(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz

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  134. Oh, yes please, this bag is so pretty!!!


    Thanks for the chance!
    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  135. What a cute bag, thank you for a lovely giveaway :)

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  136. Super cute bag. Thanks for the chance to win

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  137. The bag is so cute...I hope your Machine will be fixed......!
    Regards from Munich (Germany)
    ♥BunTine

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  138. Such a great bag!

    mogarza at gmail dot com

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  139. Haha, I'm glad I don't have to stand on my head to enter or I'd never stand a chance! I am glad I'm not the only one who gets so mad at my sewing machine I want to chuck it out the window. I haven't ... yet, but it so could happen!

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  140. IMO one can never have too many bags. :) Very cute. epeanut79 at comcast dot net

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  141. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  142. I adore a bag with a single pleat!! Wonderful...

    xo Steph

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  143. Omigosh! what a lovely bag! As much as I would love to keep it for myself, If I were to win this I would give it to my sister-in-law--she is a huge bird lover.
    Thank you for entering my name! x

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  144. Oh it is so pretty! I'd be thrilled to win.

    And it's a good thing we don't have to stand on our heads to enter, I'm not very good at that! My baby can practically do it though! :)

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  145. Cute bag! Thanks for the chance!

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  146. I love how this bag looks like a little sundress! Perfect for spring!

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  147. Wow... Wish I could sew as good as you!

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  148. That bag is too cute! I would love to have it and make my mother green with envy, lol. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  149. Hope you and your sewing machine feel better soon. The bag is cute, and just the right size for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  150. cute bag...can't wait to see the fabric you choose.

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  151. I would love to have this bag!! I hope your machine is all better soon

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  152. So cute! I love it. Sending get well soon wishes to your sewing machine!

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  153. thank you for this chance at your cute bag!! :)

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  154. Fabulous bag! Thanks for the chance...great giveaway!

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  155. So beautiful! I love the birds. Can't wait to see what fabric you choose for mine when I win (crossing fingers!) Thanks for the chance!

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  156. such a cute bag! Sending healing thoughts your way for your machine! there's nothing worse than the "therapy device" being broken - tee hee!

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  157. Love the style of the bag. Cute give away!

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  158. I absolutely LOVE this! What a wonderful print you have chosen!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  159. love that bird fabric!
    tarynoakley@gmail.com

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  160. Great bag!
    Count me in please!!

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  161. Very cute bag! Hope your sewing machine stops giving you problems!

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  162. Hope your machine is in working order...the bag is a great pattern!

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  163. I can't wait to see what fabric the bag is going to be made of. ^_^ I hope you and your machine are on the mend soon.

    maerillem at gmail dot com

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  164. very lovely! happy to have found your blog! get well!

    http://lulobird.blogspot.com

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  165. Oh gosh! that would be a site to see me standing on my head. I'm sure the fabric will be cute as the yellow birds. I can't wait.

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  166. I know what you are going through, My machine just stopped working and it had to go in the shop, took 4 weeks for them to get caught up and change a fuse... I was so lost..

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  167. Mmmm yellow... I'm loving finding all these lovely sites today! Thanks so much.

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  168. Good luck with your machine!

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  169. Oh gads! I adore this. I would try to do the splits (with a ton of stretching) if that helps! I did become a follower. I love what your making!

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  170. this bag is very very cute! I hate it when my sewing machine gives me fits! Its so frustrating.

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  171. Cute bag. I can't wait to see what fabric you use on yours.

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  172. That bag is so stylish! ESPECIALLY in that fabric! I don't know where you get such great fabric but WANT WANT WANT.

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  173. I trust that it will be cute cute cute!

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  174. I'd love a new bag! The style is super cute, can't wait to see what fabric you make it in

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  175. I could really use a new bag! That fabric is adorable! Can't wait to see what you are making the giveaway with!

    bluejeanpearls at gmail dot com

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  176. LOVE this bag! THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  177. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the quilt you're working on. I'm from Twin too!

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  178. I love the style of that bag. Love the bird fabric too, but surprises are always the best!!! Hope you get your machine fixed soon. That is so aggravating!!!

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