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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!!!


Hi Lovely people. This is the first time I have given something away and the first time I have participated in SewMamaSew's giveaway day. So in normal Melmakespretty style, I couldn't find the pattern book until 10 pm last night when in a stroke of sheer luck.... I found it on my book shelf... hmmmm...... anyhoo. I am busy cutting and fusing and sewing all with the help (?) of my little assistant. Who happens to think my ruler is some sort of spaceship. See that cheeky smile.

So here is a peek of what I'm giving away. A SUPER CUTE gingham and matryoshka bag full of some lovely surprises! Here is where we are up to...

So check back later as I'll have the finished picture up, but in the mean time Koby and I will be super busy finishing off the masterpiece which could hopefully be YOUR bag!


But to start things off, leave a comment and say Hi and we will put you in the draw to win this lovely pretty bag and it's surprise contents. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world so where ever you are get commenting! I will close comments Sunday 6th of December and post the winner shortly after. (thanks to the help of the random number generator)
EDIT:
I finished the bag! Finally, after a two hour game of hide and go seek where I hid the straps mummy.
Here it is.....drumroll please,


Tada!
What do you think? Cute eh?
I love how it turned out and think this pattern will be in high rotation as of NOW. It is from a pattern book I blogged about in Blogtober, called cute cotton and linen bags for adults. (Thanks for the interpretation Myra)
Sorry about the bad lighting, I am updating this at night, now that the kids are finally asleep. Yay.

Here is a picture of the inside:

Wait a second. How did that get in there?
A copy of the oh so very cute Felties book by Nelly Pailloux.
Sweet!  Lucky you! How cute would these look as ornaments on your christmas tree?
The matryoshka is adorable!
Oh dear, I did say a bag full of surprises and I've ruined one of the surprises.... Ooops.


I must say I am overwhelmed by all your kind comments and am so gald that you stopped by, I really wasn't expecting this much traffic to my little blog. So thank you so much and for those of you who have Blogs I will be coming to visit and say hi over the next few weeks. What a great way to meet more people out there in Blog land.

Good luck! and thanks for stopping by.
Bless,
Mel

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274 comments:

  1. What a great pic of your little boy!

    Love the blog!
    Gherkin

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  2. What an adorable assistant. I love that fabric and I love your blog. You were the first follower of my blog who wasn't related to me so that makes me smile.

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  3. Love that fabric! And, your helper is adorable :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. What beautiful fabrics!! You guys look like you're having a lot of fun!!

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  5. Gorgeous fabric and a pretty cute helper too! I love surprises, so please count me in for your giveaway. Thanks! :-)

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  6. Oh, the little man is sooo cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. PICK ME?!

    hehe thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I'm sure it'll be cute :) I love the fabrics choice

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  9. Hi! I love seeing the bag in the making. So fun!

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  10. How fun! Enjoy the time with your darling son. They grow up to fast.

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  11. Ok, he is adorable! And I love the fabric! And surprises are always fun!

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  12. Looks like you have a great little helper. Thanks for the chance to win!

    coleslaw1017[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. The fabric combination is so cute, would love to win it.

    Thank you for the giveaway, I'm doing SMS giveaway too, do have a look at my blog.

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  14. What a cutie. I love matryoshka fabric and looking forward to seeing the finished product. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. I love the fabric - can't wait to see the finished product!
    -Allison
    hammondbride at gmail dot com

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  16. Love the superman shirt on your adorable assistant!! We have one just like it :)

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  17. Awesome fabric combo!
    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  18. I see you've hired an assistant about the same age as mine. They do help with the challenge of crafting. Fun fabrics- bag will surely be great!

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  19. I would love to win your giveaway!

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  20. Who needs any help besides that of a superhero!! Thanks for the chance to win--I love surprises!

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  21. I love that fabric and I'd love to win xx

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  22. I love that fabric. Count me in! xx

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  23. What a fun blog you have! Your little assistant looks like a lot of fun too!

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  24. The bag is awesome. It's great that you have such an eager assistant.

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  25. I love the fabric. Can't wait to see the bag =P
    Thank You
    Andrea ♥
    ac_mc79 at hotmail dot com

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  26. Your son is so cute.
    Great give!

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  27. I am excited to see the bag. I love the fabric you are using.

    scharris21@gmail.com

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  28. It looks like it'll be a lovely bag (and you have such a cute assistant!).

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  29. With the choice of fabric and helping hand it is going to be really cute

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  30. Where there are marioshka dolls, there is a happy me! HE is too cute, btw!

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  31. how wonderful to include your son in the making of the giveaway!

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  32. Sweet picture! My kids just love to help out too! The fabrics look like a great combo and I would love to see the finished bag!

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  33. Very cute fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. Those fabrics are perfect together!

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  35. Those fabrics are YUMMY! (Your little boy is pretty darn cute, too! I sew with a four year old helper myself!) Thanks so much!

    ruthiesmom16(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Looks like you have the best kind of help! Have a fun day and please enter me!

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  37. what a great assistant you have:) have a fun day:) i'm sure you'll finishe fast this bag:)

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  38. oh, Oh, OH I don't care what you made I LOVE that fabric the red and white is so so cute. Email attached to profile.

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  39. This looks like it will be a wonderful bag, and who doesn't love surprises! Thank you for your giveaway.

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  40. I'm excited to see what the bag will look like!

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  41. I love your fabric choices! I will add you to my blog reader so I can see the finished project!

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  42. Love the fabric and your little helper is a cutie.

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  43. What a cute helper! I can't wait to see what the finished bag looks like, the pieces look super cute.

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  44. I like your style. I can't wait to see the finished product! bootstothemoon@gmail.com

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  45. hi! cutest fabric combo ever!

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  46. Cute fabric(soon to be bag) and cute helper!!

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  47. I know you've heard it before but your little boy is very cute! Please enter me in your draw.

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  48. cute bag, fun helper! happy giveaway day! here's mine http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/

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  49. So you are saying that a rule is NOT a spaceship? Hmmmm. Might have to let both my kids in on that one. :)

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  50. I LOVE how this is a surprise giveaway!! Please count me in!
    h_freund@hotmail.com
    Happy holidays!

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  51. I love that we get to see the process of you and your son creating! I hope I win, I love those fabric choices!!

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  52. Fun! I love that he's involved in the giveaway!

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  53. Cute fabric and I can only imagine how cute the final product will be! And your little helper is very awesome too =P

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  54. Hi Mel,

    Thanks for the chance to win. You've got a great little helper there!

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  55. That is some of the cutest fabric that I've ever seen. Your helper is adorable. I'd love to win.

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  56. Ooooo...can't wait to see it finished!
    Cute, cute helper!
    Thanks for your giveaway!

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  57. Sweet fabric choice and a committed helper. Just what you need to make a perfect bag. Fingers crossed! Bx

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  58. Ooh I'm intrigued as to what the contents of this bag will be!
    It looks excting already and it's not even finished.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Hi :) Cute little helper you have there!

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  60. Looks like you are lucky to have such a great helper!

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  61. Hello! :)

    That fabric is so cute!

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  62. You're very lucky to have such a helper! Thanks for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  63. I know I'm your sister, but with a random number generator, you gotta be in it to win it! PS that is such a cute photo of Koby!

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  64. Kids love the crafting, don't they? My daughter loves to help.

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  65. What pretty fabric! Count me in. :)

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  66. So cute that he's helping you! Love the matroyshka dolls.

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  67. What fun...a surprise bag! Thanks for the giveaway. alusco(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  68. Your little guy is adorable! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  69. Looks like you are having a great time making this purse. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. those fabrics are great together! :)

    bess

    jbknav@hotmail.com

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  71. wow! what cute fabric!
    thanks,
    lora
    eagerhands@gmail.com
    check my blog for another fun giveaway!

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  72. Oooh, can't wait to see what the surprise is. You have such a cute little helper!

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  73. Oh I love those fabrics! Glad to have found your blog!

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  74. Hi there,I've got a cute little helper just a few years older than the adorable guy in your pictures. I'm intrigued about the contents of the mystery bag!
    Thanks for giving!
    Tracy

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  75. I like the red fabric
    Megan
    meganlfuchs@gmail.com

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  76. Pretty fabrics & adorable little assistant! Count me in :)

    mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

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  77. I have a little helper that takes over my rulers too. Thanks for the opportunity at the giveaway!

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  78. Ahh what a good helper!! Such a good mommy to let him help!!

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  79. What a great helper you have. gingham and nesting dolls fabric - great combo

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  80. Cute little helper you have there!
    I wonder what you will fill that bag with? I'm intrigued

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  81. Love the fabric. (And the spaceship ruler)

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  82. Hmmm.....looks like a fun bag in the works. I'm in! :)

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  83. Hello! Those area really cute pictures :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  84. I love the fabric choice and I would love to win that adorable bag. I can't wait for my daughter to beable to help out.

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  85. Hi! Cute kid and it looks like it will be a cute bag too!!

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  86. love it so far! My little one likes to play with the ruler, too. His is just a "banging stick" though :)

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  87. You can't go wrong with red gingham. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  88. Wonderful giveaway! Thank you and happy holidays!
    roadside@cybernet1.com

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  89. I love your "helper". My 18 month old "helps" like that too !! I love the lining fabric - so cute.

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  90. What a cute helper! Love the doll fabric.
    tinakris at hotmail dot com

    -Kristina

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  91. It looks like you're having so much fun, thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. Oh please count me in, I love your little assistant and I love mastrioskas too!

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  93. The fabric looks super cute - so does your helper! Thanks.

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  94. What fun! The fabric is super cute.

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  95. lovely and very intriguing fabric combo...looking forward to seeing the end result

    thanks for sharing

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  96. Mel, you must have the cutest assistant in the world! Would love to win your's and Koby's creation.

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  97. I can't wait until my little one is old enough to help with my projects. At the moment I have to hide everything and can only play when she is asleep, which is not often enough, bless her.

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  98. matryoshkas, AND gingham!?? I'm soooo in!
    josilva3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm sure the finished product will carry with it some of the happiness and enthusiam that went into its creation.

    wordygirl at earthlink d0t net

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  100. Those 'little helpers' eh? Gotta love 'em though :) I'm a big fan of red gingham and matryoshka dolls so definitely have to enter for this one!

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  101. Matryoshka doll love!! Can't wait to see the finished product, super duper cute helper!

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  102. I love the dollies, and your helper looks like he is having too much fun. thanks for the chance to win.

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  103. This is a gift I would really like to win. The fabric looks so funny and with that cheeky helper it it sure to be a sucess! :-)

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  104. Hi mel I make #114 If I win I want Koby to be my surprise in the bag I don't get to play with Him and Zoe enough MWAH c u soon

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  105. P.s it's love Sarah xxx

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  106. What a sweet little helper you have. I am looking forward to seeing the end results.

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  107. What a gorgeous assistant you have! Cute bag too.

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  108. Thanks for the chance to win! The bag is really cute, and so is your little helper!

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  109. What a lovely assistant and.. Matriochkas ! I'm a fan !

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  110. Love the bag! Thanks to you and your talented assistant.

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  111. Love the bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  112. my kids always want to help to. they just scare me with sharp objects!!!

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  113. Oh Mel the bag is beautiful and I would love to be the winner. ;) I wish you weren't so far away you would be super fun to craft with every day. Your little boy is adorable too.

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  114. The matryoshka bag is adorable, I just commanded some Matryoshka's because I love them
    Here is my giveaway
    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

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  115. What a cute bag and an even cuter helper :)
    Love the fabrics you chose.

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  116. Cute bag! I love the fabric choices and the book looks like a lot of fun.

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  117. Of course the ruler is a spaceship. What else could it be used for?

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  118. very cute bag. The fabric is so cheery. Have a great Holiday.

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  119. You (and your little boy) are so cute! Love that sweet bag. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  120. Your little boy is adorable!! So is the bag!! Absolutely love it.
    Happy Holidays!!

    tigon01112001 dot yahoo dot com

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  121. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    If I should happen to win, please let me know at elizabethdaming(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  122. What a generous giveaway! The bag is stinkin' adorable :)

    andrea[at]jimbeatty[dot]com

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  123. What a cute little boy and a neat little bag! Thanks for doing a giveaway! sales4mp@gmail.com

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  124. What a great bag and adorable assistant!

    I would love to win the bag!

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  125. That's a lovely bag! My daughter is continually filching my sewing supplies for pretend play as well :) Why use the dolly quilt mum made you when you can cover dolls with handfuls of scraps?

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  126. The bag is adorable as is your little helper :-) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  127. wow, such a great giveaway!!! cute bag and great book.

    lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

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  128. What a darling bag. Thank you for the chance to win it. (your helper is pretty dang cute too!)

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  129. What a great bag and the book, that is just too much! Thanks for such a fab giveaway.

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  130. Very cute bag!

    kynaroyal(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  131. Adorable bag, and I love that your little boy helped you :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  132. hello, thank you for participating with such a lovely bag for the giveaway, i really would like to win it!!!

    i'm now a follower, so it was great "meeting" you and i'll be back!!!

    a kiss from Portugal :)

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  133. Adorable! I've never seen that book before. I'm going to have to check it out.

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  134. What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win! Have a wonderful Christmas. -dez

    simply.simon.sisters[at]gmail[dot]com

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  135. thanks foer the giveaway, your little helper ir adorable!
    patriciaconesa@gmail.com

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  136. That is a beautiful bag, lady! Such a fantastic giveaway, thanks :)

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  137. Wow, everything here is so cute, the bag,the blog, and especially the boy. Wonderful giveaway.

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  138. I love the photos of your son "helping"

    a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  139. Super cute! Thanks for a great giveaway:)

    csiu[at]rogers[dot]com

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  140. wish I could whip out a project that quick. Loved the bag.
    ladycolmn@aol.com

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  141. I love this bag! I would love to win. It is so cute!

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  142. What a lovely giveaway! I'm very into Matryoshka right now, I think I might wear my new Matryoshka skirt I made tomorrow as I now have shoes to wear with it!

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  143. Hi! :) What a neat giveaway!

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  144. Oh, I love that combination of fabric...AND it's full of surprises? What a treat! I've been browsing your blog and I must say your creations are super!

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  145. Aren't little assistants the best? (Usually, anyway!) Great giveaway!

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  146. Hi! The bag is lovely. Thank you for the chance to win!

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  147. what an adorable bag! Red is my favorite color (if you visit my blog, you'll see that! LOL) & that book looks terrific!

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  148. Awesome bag, made even more awesome by the great job your assistant did :) Hope my little boy will craft with me someday

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  149. How can you bear to part with that bag?? It's completely awesome!

    I have a small 'helper', too. So much fun, but not always so much help!

    Thanks for this giveaway - it's great!

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  150. I've got one of those helpers (5 year old boy) in my house too! They sure can be helpful....sometimes.

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  151. The bag is so cute and I can't wait to see the surprises inside too!

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  152. My own boy is 2 and helps me cook, but so far I'm not brave enough to let him help me sew. He'd totally enjoy using my ruler as a rocketship!

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  153. oh, I really want to know what's inside!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  154. what an outstandingly cute bag plus surprises to add, you are so kind and generous. 2 hours of hide and seek, you are a trooper as well. thanks for my chance, i would love to win this bag+++

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  155. really great bag and book! this is so fun! so generous!

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  156. You had me at "matryoshka"!

    thanks for the chance!!

    eaputzer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  157. Cute as a button bag! I would adore this hanging from my shoulder!

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  158. What a cute little bag,... red is my fav! So fun for your little one to help you out! :)

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  159. cutie little bag and sweet felties book! grl_4_God@hotmail.com

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  160. very cute and fun...what a cute assistant that you have!!!

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  161. Ok, I have to win that CUTE bag, really, it is just perfect for me, really! And just when I thought that was enough you go and throw ing that adorable "Felties" book, I mean come on...are you just trying to kill me? How did you know how much I LOVE felt, cute things?

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  162. Hi! What an adorable bag and great post! Thank you! I love that you involve your family.

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  163. cute giveaway and lovely blog.

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  164. What a wonderful giveaway! And I love a little mystery (I also love a little secret spoiler though.) ;) Thanks for being awesome!

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  165. Sounds like it's going to be a great bag of goodies!

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  166. I'm amazed that you made such a crazy-cute bag so quickly!

    BTW, that is one little cutie ya got there!

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  167. I LOVE this bag and the book inside is on my wish list! please take a peek at my blog and giveaway http://crissybell.blogspot.com

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  168. matryoshka dolls, gingham, polka dots...are you reading my mind? this is the most perfect bag I have ever seen. All I want for Christmas is to be your winner! Thanks for a chance.
    darling super hero you have there!
    Brina
    blrohloff at aol dot com

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  169. oh cute all around! Your helper reminds me of my nephew, only my nephew just wants to cook and clean, not craft... yet. Maybe I can convince him knitting is an awesome hobby.

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  170. adorable fabric!!
    becky818@yahoo.com

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  171. What a great bag! Such an exciting prize. Love it!

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  172. I also have a little boy that "helps" Mommy a lot. Too bad they're so cute that they can get away with it. Love the matroyshka fabric!

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  173. Wow that is a cute bag! Lovely giveaway.

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  174. The bag is adorable and that book peeking out looks like such fun. I have an assistant of a similar height and it seems funny to me how jobs tend to take longer with his "help"!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Jenny~

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  175. The gingham bag is lovely with teeny tiny matrjoshkas :)
    And lol at you giving away part of the surprise :)

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  176. You are so, SO brave to work with your little man. Lovely giveaway!

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  177. The bag is fab, and I have a similiar assistant at my house, helpful arent they??!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway,
    Emma x
    qotfu72 at yahoo.com.au

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  178. I love that fabric. The book looks so lovely! :)


    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net
    www.prettywit.etsy.com

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  179. I love it!

    Marguerite
    daisy(at)ykwc(dot)net
    www.3sistersofgrace.blogspot.com

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  180. hi
    what a great giveaway !! and well done to your little helper!
    gill x

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  181. cute bag, and awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jodie
    jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  182. What a cute bag! And I always love a surprise. Thanks for participating in giveaway day.

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  183. Love this bag. Your little helper is adorable too. And I love Zoe's Christmas cards. They turned out amazing.

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