Monday, October 18, 2010

Destashing Giveaway -- For the Seamstress : :

AND....a little of AMH's Innocent Crush!!!
What you'll win : : 
 
--- I ♥ Patchwork by Rashida Coleman-Hale 
--- Ten skeins DMC Embroidery floss
--- Two brand new packages of Wrights Bias Tape
      Maxi Piping in Brick and Deep Peacock
--- One tape measure 
--- One pair of Singer scissors and seam ripper
--- One 8" wooden embroidery hoop--- One pack of DMC
      Embroidery Needles
--- One Ball jar of vintage and new buttons
--- One plastic case of vintage pin assortment and new tomato pin
      cushion
--- One Singer ruler, pencil, and metal thimble
Plus : : 
 
This (obviously not a destash and very difficult to let go of : ) Anna Maria Horner, Innocent Crush Collection fat quarter set--6 pieces (1 1/2 yards total) from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.

One lucky winner will win it all...all you have to do is leave a comment to win! I'd love to hear a sewing story or for you to share a link to something that you are working on or are inspired by.

For extra entries --- Let me know if you (by leaving a separate comment for each) : :

1) Follow my blog
2) "Like" Maureen Cracknell Handmade on Facebook
3) Favorite my shop on Etsy
4) Blog about this giveaway with a link back to me
5) Tweet this giveaway with a link back to me

This giveaway will end at midnight on 10/31/10 and is open to the US only. (Only because of the cost to ship all this stuff!!! If you a have a friend in the States who will ship to you, by all means enter!) The winner will be chosen at random. Feel free to enter My Knitting Giveaway below, too!!!

Thanks everyone! ~ Maureen

163 comments:

  1. Hello, I would love to win this giveaway, it sound so beautiful and the notins are wonderful and so is the fabric, Thanks for such a beautiful giveaway

    recupefashion at hotmail dot fr

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  2. I follow your blog also

    recupefashion@hotmail.fr

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  3. Wow! That is quite a large number of prizes!

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  4. I subscribed to your reader, but I don't find ut by email maybe you can send me the link if you have it.
    Thanks

    recupefashion@hotmail.fr

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  5. I favorited your shop on Etsy

    recupefashion@hotmail.fr

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  6. I fanned you on FB

    recupefashion@hotmail.fr

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  7. I tweeted your giveaway with a link back to you
    you can check at my profile
    http://twitter.com/#!/lagrande2tall4u

    recupefashion@hotmail.fr

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  8. I put a giveaway button about your giveaway in my giveaway column on my blog with a link back to you at
    http://www.women-prenuergalore.blogspot.com/

    recupefashion@hotmail.fr

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  9. I'm so sorry I forgot to tell you a story on sewing, well here is my story about my latest quilt, because of my bad back and latest surgery this quilt is still not finished even after 4 years in the making.
    I'm still trying to hand stitch it all and sew in the bias after. but it is painstakingly long and demands that I stay seated for long periods of time which my back cannot stand. so here is the question.
    Will I ever finish it?
    Thanks

    recupefashion@hotmail.fr

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  10. i just said 500 sales, i meant to say 500 followers :) oops! but hey, here's hoping for 500 SALES :)

    kendallcrowgirl((at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. and I favorited your shop on etsy, my etsy name is Kendallcrow :)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Of course I follow your blog :)

    cherryandnicole@gmail.com

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  13. Your shop is favorited, how could it not!

    cherryandnicole@gmail.com

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  14. Tweeted your giveaway (twobitescherry)

    cherryandnicole@gmail.com

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  15. What a lovely giveaway! I do enjoy your creative blog & I've just become a fan of your etsy & facebook. Have a great week...

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  16. When I was about 9 years old I got a sewing machine for Christmas. The first thing I made was doll clothes from scraps of a dancing costume I wore. It turned out beautiful.

    www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com

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  17. oh my heck. I need to win this! Let's see... lately I've been really frustrated with sewing. I started a new job as a professional seamstress and some days I'm just not feeling it. Maybe this will make me feel better? ;)

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  18. OH! I saw the knitting giveaway first and was sad I wasn't a knitter lol. Now I see this! I'd say what inspires me to sew is anything old that used to have a completely different life. I love making things new again. :)

    Amy
    myhools (at) yahoo. com

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  19. "Ooooh, I want, I want..." because, as we all know, the goodies in someone else's stash are always more interesting than our own! (LOL) so I've followed your blog!

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  20. O.K., it took a little thought but here's a sewing story. I have a niece, who as a toddler, was extremely rough on her stuffed animals. Something was always popping a seam and ooozing stuffing. The first few times, her dad made a big thing out of sitting it near the door to go to "Auntie's house" for repairs. She soon got so she would silently simply plop something down next to the door for Dad's next trip. (He's usually here multiple times in a week.) Fourteen years later, she now attaches a note to whatever needs repair (clothing hems, seams, etc.) and still simply drops it by the door. (Funny thing is, I KNOW she can now do these repairs herself but it does keep us in touch!)

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  21. what a beautiful, generous, and AWESOME giveaway maureen! count me in! i'll be back with some extra entries too :)

    let see though...a sewing story for you. well, it's less of a story and more of something i am looking forward to. i will be going home to michigan in the coming days and will be getting to spend some time with my granny who is the person who taught me to sew in the first place...can't wait to spend some quality time stitching away with her!

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  22. and have had you as a favorite shop on etsy...

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  23. AND am a follower of yours on facebook...

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  24. AND i shared a link to your giveaways on my own blog! phew, i think that's all my entries now :)

    cheers!

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  25. Gaaaaa......My pupils are dialating with al the fabric good ness! I'll follow you anywhere ...and totally follow your blog!

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  26. *LOVE* on Facebook ( hopefully I don't get disqualified for being a smartass.....) LOL

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  27. Ok I will not only blog but *Blab* on my new Facebook page ( look for My Life Under the Bus ) I have been crazy inspired by a Blog hop this sunday hosted by Lorelei Eurto and a new weekly inspiration round table I'm hosting - Come jump in details are on my blog : )
    Happy Monday Maureen !!!

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  28. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!! I would love to win the sewing destash! My mother taught me to sew at a young age and I've been sewing ever since! I can't imagine my life without a sewing macine, lol!!!!

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  29. I'm already a blog follower! :)

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  30. Your Etsy shop is one of my favorites!

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  31. I tweeted with a link to this post!

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  32. I've been working on filling up my shop on Etsy (busybunch.etsy.com)
    THANKS for the chance at such a generous giveaway (and yes, I have a mailing address in the US).
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I follow your blog :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I <3 your shop on Etsy (busybunch)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I like your FB page :)
    name: Rebecca A
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. Great giveaway!
    southern05belle.blogspot.com
    purple.pixies2005@yahoo.com

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  37. I am following your blog
    southern05belle.blogspot.com
    purple.pixies2005@yahoo.com

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  38. I've liked the FB page
    southern05belle.blogspot.com
    purple.pixies2005@yahoo.com

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  39. Favorited the shop on Etsy
    southern05belle.blogspot.com
    purple.pixies2005@yahoo.com

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  40. I tweeted about this as well
    http://twitter.com/Southern05Belle

    southern05belle.blogspot.com
    purple.pixies2005@yahoo.com

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  41. I want to win... I want to win... I want to win ♥

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  42. I favorited the Etsy shop ♥

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  43. I tweeted the giveaway ♥

    http://twitter.com/#!/HeartsExpanding/status/27759123421

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  44. i would love to win
    Heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

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  45. I just favorited you on Etsy. The sewing story will have to wait until my daughter is done with her homework though!
    Robin
    lindquist@snet.net

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  46. I like your shop!

    shopallbuttonedup at yahoo dot com

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  47. I 'liked' Maureen Cracknell Handmade on FB

    awhitesi[at]comcast[dot]net

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  48. I follow! Pick me!!


    shopallbuttonedup at yahoo dot com

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  49. I added your etsy shop to my favorites!

    awhitesi[at]comcast[dot]net

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  50. Love the opportunity...thanks!

    I am always inspired by the amazing workings of my mom!

    awhitesi[at]comcast[dot]net

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  51. Wow, the fabrics in this giveaway are awesome. No current sewing project but would like to incorporate it more with my crochet/felt projects.

    jessie4ann@gmail.com

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  52. I follow your blog!

    jessie4ann@gmail.com

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  53. I have 'liked' you on facebook

    jessie4ann@gmail.com

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  54. Your shop is in my favorites on Etsy

    jessie4ann@gmail.com

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  55. I once bought $50 worth of materials to make then boyfriend now husband a pair of Christmas pajamas and my mom had to finish them for me 5 years later!
    I am back to learning the basics and wish I would of listened to my mom years ago and learned.
    thechattymommy@optonline.net

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  56. I am a new follower.
    thechattymommy@optonline.net

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  57. Your shop is in my favorites on Etsy

    jessie4ann@gmail.com

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  58. I hearted you on etsy.
    thechattymommy@optonline.net

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  59. what a great giveaway! I'm not in the US so best of luck to the winner :)

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  60. This would be perfect for my Mom...thank you!

    swhitesides(at)comcast(dot)net

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  61. Posted about the giveaway on my blog!

    http://sweetsewnstitches.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaways-galore.html

    awhitesi[at]comcast[dot]net

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  62. What a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me.
    patrice@ everydayruralty.com

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  63. What a wonderful collection for a give away. Thank you for your generousity.

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  64. What a wonderful collection for a give away. Thank you for your generousity.

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  65. I am now an eager follower of your blog.

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  66. Oh, would love to get my hands on that basket!

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  67. What a great prize. Let's see a sewing story. The Year I met my husband I decided to make a costume to wear to the college Halloween bash. I went to the fabric store picked out a costume pattern and soem gorgeous black material with zodiac,sun and moon designs and went to work. It was my first sewing project in 5 years and it took me all day (and I mean all day, 8AM to 8PM) to finish. I added brass bells and a wand and it's been my costume ever since which is going on 17 years now. Over the years I've added little touches like masks and hair accessories but the base of the costume has remained the same.

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  68. favouriting your shop on Etsy was easy peasy, loving the little owl mini tote

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  69. This looks awesome.. I love your stuff!!

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  70. Hello! Love love love your stuff and this giveaway would make a perfect gift for my mother, who loves to sew. Yay!

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  71. Thank you for your generous giveaway....Love, love it. This may be my lucky time.

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  72. Comment, comment, comment! Would LOVE to win. I just requested a sewing machine for Christmas! :)

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  73. I wanted to say it is nice of you to have these little giveaways. A fabric story, I just found a crewel embroidered fabric recently that I wanted to make into Elizabethan gown. Though I have been looking for 16th and 17th century historical patterns for some time and came across it at the price I wanted $10 a yard. The impressive part it took 5 years to find the fabric at that price, now I can finally start making the gown. butterfly 164_2002@yahoo.com

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  74. Great giveaway! I'm currently working on my version of a Jane Stickle quilt. Thanks for the chance!

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  75. This is such a wonderful giveaway!!
    I would love to get my hands on some 'new to me' fabric!!
    sjmtdhhood@sbcglobal.net

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  76. Wow! what a generous giveaway! Congrats on hitting 500 followers. That's an admirable milestone.

    Cheers!

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  77. holy seamstress, batman! what a fantastic prize.
    i've been trying to finish some pillow cases for my wee wack-a-doodles. it's just the whole being able to find a spot to set up myrtle, my trusty sewing machine, that stops me. i do need to find some place to set her up soon because i need to start on mikey monkey pattern, from mmmcrafts on etsy, i need to complete a pair of them for christmas presents. you know in my free time (grin)

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  78. just tweeted about your contest and blog http://twitter.com/#!/tinknfrog

    what a great blog & fantastic giveaway 4 the sewing maven or knitting diva. http://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/search/label/sewing

    cheers!

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  79. I am learning to machine applique.

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  80. I am learning to applique so these supplies would be wonderful!

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  81. I have only recently discovered my love for sewing...I had thought that sewing was so hard and that there was no way that I would be able to do it.
    I took a class and discovered that it is not all that hard. It helps to have so many amazing crafty women who are so willing to help a newbie like me figure things out:)

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  82. Beautiful! I tweeted for you!!!! I am on Facebook as well!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/Jacquelynnz#!/pages/Jacquelynnz-Photography/135681393143805

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  83. Great giveaway,thank you.
    http://ostrovanka.blogspot.com/

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  84. What a beautiful generous giveaway ;)

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  85. Hi Maureen! Here is a sewing story... I was actually inspired by YOU to start crafting! You made beautiful things and it inspired me to want to make beautiful things, too. Now I can't get enough of handmade things-and now I love to sew and never thought I would. I'm now on of "those" ladies, who could spend hours looking at fabrics or perusing a craft store! Love hanging out at the sewing shop when I have time :) Keep up the great creativity, and great giveaway!

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  86. What a wonderful giveaway for us sewers! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Fun, Fun goodies!!

    I'm already a follower and now I liked you on facebook too!

    Happy Thursday!

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  87. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

    My sewing story would have to be the time I was concentrating too hard while using my machine (my grandmother's 1957 Singer). I bent my head closer and closer to get a better view, and was soundly thumped on the forehead by the metal arm on my machine! Oops! :-)

    Thanks,
    Shannon

    maidenoftheking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I'm now a follower!

    Shannon

    maidenoftheking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. Favorited your shop on Etsy :-)

    Shannon

    maidenoftheking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. oh wow amazing! My favorite sewing I've done so far has to be
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342461.msg3976117#msg3976117

    I made them all by hand for my nephews, it took me about two weeks to complete, and yes my hands hurt but it was so worth it!

    I"m following your blog, and I've favorited you on etsy

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  91. Amazing give away, thank you!!

    I started quilting over 10 years ago, but I was a sporadic quilter at best.

    Now that I am a blogger too, I have been quilting more. (although with this new job and grad school I am falling a bit behind!)

    SheilaC

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  92. I made and adorable strawberry dress!

    Lnordquist@live.com

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  93. I started sewing when I was 12 and my Dad bought me a Singer Stylist 834...I still am using that same machine 29 years later...

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  94. I added your Esty shop to my favorites.
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  95. I tweeted your giveaway
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

    http://twitter.com/#!/Terri6580/status/28361475681

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  96. This would be so exciting as I just started a quilt for my husband...first one ever!
    ksj1717@gmail.com
    http://ksj1717.blogspot.com/

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  97. I am now following your blog.
    ksj1717@gmail.com
    http://ksj1717.blogspot.com/

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  98. I have favorited your etsy shop.
    ksj1717@gmail.com
    http://ksj1717.blogspot.com/

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  99. I now Like Maureen Cracknell Handmade on Facebook.

    ksj1717@gmail.com
    http://ksj1717.blogspot.com/

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  100. What a fantastic giveaway. I am working on some aprons for the kiddos.

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  101. This is a great giveaway! I just finished a flannel shirt for my man. I can't post a photo of it yet because it's a gift for the holidays!

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  102. Thanks! Esp. since I lost my little ruler....

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  103. Oh, I would SO love to win this for my little sister (she's not so little really, but will always be my kid sis). She is quitting her corporate job to start her own crafting business in India, and I am getting together a gift bag for her with all kinds of fun sewing stuff. This would be the perfect addition. Thanks for being so extraordinarily generous!

    onehotstove AT gmail.com

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  104. What a generous giveaway! My daughter and I sew stuffed animals together--she likes to make Star Wars characters!!! I'd love to share these sewing goodies with her.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  105. New follower of your blog with GFC (oona)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  106. Faved your shop on Etsy (oonamoon)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  107. I do 1,2,& 3 already...no4 What a great idea...that is basicly how I found you on etsy and facebook- Theresa sent me a link!
    5 - Oh no I do not Twitter! well not anyway yet! LOL
    I do have to tell you - You have inspired me to start creating my own scarves instead of buying them mass retail! I inspired bu the way you are "having fun with your creativity" You go girl...you rock!

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  108. Thanks for the giveaway, I'm working on an apron which I'm planning to wear for Halloween!

    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  109. I followed your blog as Grace Wong!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  110. I like you on facebook as Grace Wong!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  111. I heart you on etsy as gracewong1!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  112. blogged!
    http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/10/weekly-giveaways-wk-28.html

    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  113. tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/gracewong1/status/28634982624
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  114. This has my name all over it.

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  115. I particularly enjoyed making this block: http://secretcityranch.blogspot.com/search/label/quilting

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  116. I am inspired by some of those wrist cuff type things that I see a lot of people are now sewing and selling on etsy. I'd really like to try making one of those!

    -Heidi

    writeme at heidimail dot com

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  117. I think i am ment to leave 2 comments then :)

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  118. I would love to win this for my daughter! She is the seamstress of the family. Then, maybe one day, I can learn to sew:)

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  119. I am a follower also:)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  120. I would absolutely love this! keeping my fingers crossed! just started sewing. So far I've made a pillow that is beyond comfortable! :)

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  121. I am now following your blog. I would LOVE to win this. I am trying hard to not be scared of my sewing machine. The very first thing I ever made on it was a Harry Potter cloak of invisibility. I was so proud!......and that was the last thing I ever made. I need lessons.

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  122. Wow, what a great giveaway! I'd love to win. Thanks for the opportunity! I'm still a baby sewer, really, so can use all the help and opportunity to screw up as possible. ;)

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  123. I just followed your blog, too...It looks like there is good stuff here!

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  124. goodness, you are making me swoon.... :-) Believe it or not, I am working on an OWL quilt. My son is obsessed. It's my first attempt at applique, and it's been lots of fun. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  125. follow your blog. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  126. fan on FB. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  127. hearted you on etsy joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  128. Love, love. love this giveaway! Thanks so much for putting this up!

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  129. This looks like a fun giveaway!

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  130. One of my early sewing memories is making a small Clifford The Big Red Dog. My reading teacher taught us to sew by hand. I was so proud of it.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. I am currently being inspired by http://costumes.narniaweb.com/ --The Wardrobe Door is the best Narnia costume site I've found online --it's been two years in the making, but I'm finally getting around to create Susan Pevensie's "green archery dress" from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" movie. I've never done a costume "replica" before, so I'm really excited (and nervous). =)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  132. Blogged here: http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F7F2JQY2VUAF24L6CGNSDUBR4M/blog/articles/207160?listPage=index&bb=0

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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  133. I'm not sure if this is what you meant by "following" but I'm subscribed to your blog posts via My Yahoo.

    jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

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