Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SEW MAMA SEW GIVEAWAY DAY



I am giving away a surprise.

Kills you doesn't it?

I will tell you that it will be a fun box of vintage sewing supplies (trims & buttons) and modern fabric (from the best of today’s designers) all culled from my vast collection. If you sew for children there may be patterns. If you love Japanese craft magazines I will stick one in your goodie package. Vintage Patterns?  I have boxes of them and love to share.  You get the idea.

All you have to do is tell me what you love to sew, your favorite color & if there is a sewing item that you particularly love to collect (buttons, fabric, patterns, antique lace) so that I make a custom goody score just for you. The winner will be chosen randomly. After I pick the winner I will assemble a special box of goodies just for you. I will be looking at your blog, shop or flickr photo's to learn more about you ;) so share that info too. The more I know the more special the box will be!

396 comments:

  1. ooooh a surprise! Fun! My favourite colour is probabl pink or green! And I collect fabric!

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  2. I love sewing blankets and clothes for my little ones. I hoard fabric, yarn and patterns, probably much more than I should. Green used to be my favorite color, but nowadays I'm leaning more towards pink/black combo.

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  3. ooooh how I love a surprise. I'm a quilter and am currently collecting blues and greens---also have a fancy for yellow. Also just inherited a vintage quilting frame and would LOVE to christen it with vintage fabric!

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  4. What a great idea! I love quilting, and sewing for my kids. I am planning to sew more for my little girl in 2010 (she's just over a year old). I have a small vintage linens collection (fat quarters). I have a button jar I got at an antique shop. I have a few vintage little girl patterns and love those.

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  5. I am a quilter and sew stuff like bags but also clothes. I collect vintage fabrics and anything from the Fifties. My favourite colours are Aqua and Red. Thank you.

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  6. What a lovely giveaway..please count me in. There is no one thing that I like to collect..it all gets used one way or another. I suppose the thing that catches my eye at the moment is stitcheries and patterns from places that are off the beaten track.

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  7. Oh, surprises are so fun - how creative of you! I am addicted to sewing blankets for my home and clothing for my children, usually in a cool color palette with brown thrown in (unless my little sweet pea suddenly demands pink). Anything to do with sewing just seems to stick to my fingers on the way to the cashier - especially patterns and laces for my sweet pea! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all!

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  8. I love this idea of a custom surprise! It's so exciting. I love to sew tote bags and am looking forward to learning to quilt. My favorite color is yellow. I love vintage lace and buttons. I used to live in Japan, but I wasn't into crafting then, so I missed out on scooping up Japanese craft magazines. I'd love to look through one.

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  9. sounds like fun! I'm liking blues/pinks for some reason right now. I love zippers, and of course fabric!

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  10. Very interesting giveaway. I enjoy sewing for me little girls, although I have been sewing knitting project bags mostly. Love ribbons, buttons, all colors, especially reds and greens.

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  11. Lately I've been loving to sew quilts from scraps. I love to sew bags for carrying around knitting projects too. I collect pretty buttons though I hardly ever use them. My favorite colors are oranges and dark pinks. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I can't wait to look through your blog.

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  12. ooh, it's like having a Secret Santa! I mostly sew gifts for kids: toys, clothing, etc. I'm not good at designing though, so patterns are always appreciated! My favorite color is blue.

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  13. What a fabulous giveaway! I love to crochet and hand sew items. I love pretty ribbon, soft yarn, and vintage items. I also am a HUGE Japanese craft fan. A magazine would be awesome.

    I love your blog and your oilcloth tutorial. Such a great tutorial. I will definitely be following your blog now.

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  14. I love surprises!
    At the moment I'm sewing all sort of baby stuff for our first (a boy) who's due towards the end of December :)
    So far the color scheme for his room is mostly light blue and apple green, but I've also been making non nursery stuff in other colors.

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  15. Wow,I love surprises. I do sew all kinds of stuff big and small, clothing to quilt and kids stuff too.

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  16. Surprises are fun! My favorite colors are pink and purple. I mostly sew kids clothes and small crafty items. I have a little addition to trim and patterns.

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  17. My favorite color is purple (and I love to mix that with blue and green) and I am a quilter. But my dream is to learn to applique, and so far I'm convinced that it's actually done via a combination of black magic and trick lighting. I also love to make purses and tote bags, and love to have interesting buttons for them.

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  18. your giveaway is so exciting! a surprise you say? how wonderful! i love to collect vintage lace and buttons. i cant wait to see what you give away!

    thanks so much and happy holidays :)

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  19. i love yellow/orange shades. and i totally love quilting!

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  20. How did I miss that today is Giveaway Day?! I'm so excited.

    My favorite thing to sew (surprise) is kid's clothes, and my hands down favorite item is vintage sewing patterns. It's possible I already have a huge stash, but I'm willing to take on more!

    I love pink, I really do. I'm not ashamed to admit that.

    I also have recently fallen in love with the stitching technique in Alabama Stitches and I'm working on my first skirt, yay!

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  21. Hi, my name is Eerika and I'm hopelessly addicted to buttons.
    I believe that you can never have too many of them, since I for one never seem to have just the kind of button I need at hand, despite fairly swimming in the things! :)

    My favourite colours are green and brown, since I can't pick just the one!
    I also love Japanese craft magazines.

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing your generosity in the giveaway! Sewing is both a creative outlet for me, and a way to get the kids cute clothes. Most of my sewing is clothing for the kids, stuffies, and other kid-related things. I manage to sneak in something for me every now and then. :) My favorite color is purple, and I've been finding myself collecting trims as they are hard to find!

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  23. i sew a lot of small items : bags and such. i like blues and browns. and i have a large collection of buttons, that i never seem to really use.

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  24. This is one lovely giveaway, specially cause you've put so much thought in it! So... I'm a fabric hoarder... yes I am, admitting is the first step. I haven't been sewing for so long but so far I am enjoying making teddies for the kids in my family and different charities. I've also gone mad with appliqué and I'm partaking on this quilt along http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/dont_look_now/josephs-coat-quilt-along-.html. You can visit my flcikr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/conagujadeplata/. Thank you so much, this giveaway is so very generous!

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  25. I just started sewing but I love to make mostly dolls for my girls and purses. I love to anything crafty, but really really love anything vintage, buttons, trims etc. I also love fabric, my stash is very small :)

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  26. Fun, Fun!
    I Quilt, make plush animals and kids clothes.
    I would love a Japanese Pattern Magazine or really anything you mentioned sound wonderful. My colors are pink and orange.

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  27. I love to sew quilts and clothing for my daughter. My favorite colors have to be red and pink, aqua blue! I tend to collect patterns and fabric!

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  28. I love to be suprized!
    I'm quilter(fabricholic, of course), my favorite colour is red and I adore vintage buttons, trims, laces.
    Thanks for giveaway.
    Simona

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  29. I am loving to sew quilts lately. Colors would be aqua/blues, oranges, and a little of everything else and I'm slowly trying to build up a little fabric stash!

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  30. i enjoy sewing little dresses & skirts for my toddler daughter, my favorite color is robin's egg blue, I really love to collect antique lace (where do you find yours? i live in MN, too) i love Japanese magazines !!! so please enter me in your really fun giveaway ! thanks !!! have a great day !

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  31. What a neat idea, I love surprises! Colors I love include teal, orange, green and red. I love all things cute and would love to get my hands on anything kawaii!

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  32. Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway! I love fabric scraps! My favorite colors are aqua, black and white. My favorite projects land in the realm of quilts, even though I've not yet finished my first official quilt. :-)

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  33. I love pinks, light greens and white prints, stripes and small florals and damask. Also thick ribbons.

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  34. I love red and aqua. I do so for kids, I have a son and a new baby daughter. I also love Japanese craft books. Mostly I collect fabric and now that I have a new baby it is a lot harder to find time to do anything with it ;)

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  35. Yay, surprises are the best! I love red and aqua, and I love quilting. I'm also trying to get up the nerve to try making some bags. (I'm a relatively new sewer, non-flat things intimidate me!). I'm also excited because i'm having my first baby in June and I can't wait to start making fun baby stuff!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I quilt, so I love all fabrics in all kinds of colors! I tend to collect quilting books, patterns and magazines.

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  37. how cool!
    I must admit, I'm loving blues and greens right now, am expanding into making a bag that isn't the amy butler birdie sling, and am always looking for little girl patterns for my 2-year-old firecracker. modern fabric is what brought me into this wonderful of sewing, so I'm always loving that. but vintage buttons? swoon! thanks, rossmer@gmail.com

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  38. I love blue
    I like making small gifts for my nieces
    I collect japanese craft magazines, since I don't like to follow patterns, I can use the pix and measurements--I really prefer metric

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  39. I love sewing baby things and my favourite colour is blue. I haven't really started collecting anything (unless you count knitting needles! oy!) :) lbosch(at)elementalcomputers(dot)ca

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  40. I sew tote bags, zipper pouches etc. I am getting in to applique and would like to try making some fabric flower embellishments. I am liking orange lately. Lately I have been interested in Japanese fabrics and just bought some. I can't wait for it to come in the mail!

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  41. I love to sew my own clothing and accessories- that way I can make my own style. I collect buttons, fabric and trims (though I'm leaning towards buttons right now- even making my own, which is what I'm giving away for Giveaway Day). I love rich colors. Lately I've had a blue/green/purple thing going on.

    Thanks so much for the chance!

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  42. It kills that you had such an original idea, I absolutely love the surprise factor here!
    I'm new at this, but there are some things I already know about me:
    i love patchwork and how it can be used for a quilt or for a tote bag or anything I imagine.
    i love to create something from my imagination and turn it into reality.
    i'm totally into fabrics. hello, my name is Margarida and i'm an addict. i buy more fabrics even if i don't actually have time to use them all.
    I can't live without colour. bright colours that is. my favourite colour of all times is blue, but now i'm into green, pink, orange, even yellow (go figure).
    i also love buttons. different colours, shapes, sizes... buttons rule!!!

    i'll be stopping by more often now that i found your blog. these giveaways are great because of this!

    a kiss from Portugal!

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  43. I love the color green - any shade. I have a nice collection of lace - purchased and created myself. I love creating "useful" items from fiber - either knit, crochet, tatted, quilted, sewn, or woven.

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  44. i love pastel colours, it dfepends just on my mood which colour will be exactly. collecting thimblesand fabrics. I ove creating things for my family and house

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  45. Oh stop it!!! This is such fun!!
    I adore pink, anything pink! I love japanese fabrics and I am starting to collect them and their craft books. I really love scraps from others, what I may not buy, just might be that little piece I needed. Thank you for this fun chance. I am having a giveaway too, so please stop by!

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  46. I love to make quilts and if I had to choose a favorite color, today it would be pink. My favorite sewing thing to collect is fabric! Thanks for the chance.

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  47. How fun! I'm very much into pale colorways (particularly gray) for myself but really I love any sweet prints. Ooh and linen. Love linen. And I always drool over Japanese craft magazines but never treat myself--I love the simplicity and natural feel of the styles. Right now I'm into making things for kids and babies--even though I have none myself. But my friends and relatives just keep having them like crazy. I also love to patchwork and hand quilt. :)

    liesl52 at gmail dot com

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  48. I like to sew tote bags and patchwork quilt tops. I'm just learning to sew (I mostly knit), so I haven't tried more complicated projects like clothing yet. My favourite colours are blue and dark brown. I'm slowly building up a small fabric stash, and I like buttons because I have the option of using them for knitting projects as well.

    Unfortunately I don't have a blog or a shop, and my Flickr photos (under the same nickname as this comment) show only a few of my more recent knitting projects.

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  49. This is such a great giveaway!

    I love Japanese patterns (accessories, clothing, and toys), and love to add vintage lace and trim to my tote bags, necklaces, anything. I have a few pictures up on my blog: http://www.wearmyredshoes.blogspot.com

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  50. Surprises are wonderful. I'm a sucker for almost all fabric, and I've been loving deep jewel tones -- the tibetan orange of my kitchen, the deep maroon trim in my house, the deep purple chair I have. So any jewel tones rock my world. I'm a quilter who has expanded into bags, so anything useful for that is neat too. My blog has all my quilts posted! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  51. Surprises are so exciting! I like sewing clothes for my little niece and my nephews. And I love putting buttons on them as decoration. I collect any kind of really neat buttons I can find and then use them for projects later on.

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  52. You rock! I LOVE surprises! I love to sew all kinds of things. I sew for my kids, I have tried my hand at quilts. I have always wanted to sew from Japanese pattern books. I love the ones with women's tunics and the like. My Flickr should be helpful..Joanna Silva
    josilva3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. The first surprise giveaway I've encountered. Sounds neat! Count me in.

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  54. surprises are always fun. I'm still working on my stash so fabric is always great. I'm partial to oranges and reds or greens.

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  55. i love fabrics, my favourite colours are pink/peach/pastels and i love to sew dresses and love to try purses and pouches

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  56. I love a great surprise...fits in with the holiday season! I like to quilt and sew kids clothes. I haven't been sewing for long so I'm trying to build up my fabric stash with some variety...love blues and I want to do a pink/green quilt. I also have fun looking at clothing patterns, I'll get to them all some day!

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  57. This is a genius giveaway! I like to sew for my 13 month old boy, and also for my home which is green/blue and done loosely in 1940s-style.

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  58. I love to sew clothing, especcially tops and such. I like to sew for others, e.g. birthdays. My favourite colours are yellow, orange and red. I do not collect anything, as my sewing supplies have just started to get a stash, but I love my mother's buttons. She has lots of them, most from my granny.

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  59. what a lovely idea! i'm just learning to sew, but i mostly want to make pretty shirts and skirts for me and my daughter. and pants for my son! i love anything blue or green or yellow, simple patterns, polka dots, stripes. i love fabric!

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  60. who doesn't love a surprise!? my favorite thing to sew are Amy Butler's frenchy bags. i like sewing in bold Anna Maria Horner prints, Bari J, and of course, anything Amy Butler. Colors- i'm more of a pink & green gal, with patterns, but not polka dots or stripes...

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  61. I'm intrigued!
    I love buttons and thimbles, birds, blue and green, purple, japanese prints (I'm a sucker for that cute stuff!), I sew mostly quilts, but sew quick small things and things for the house so I actually have some completed projects! (My poor blog has been neglected as of late, but there are some things there). Currently I'm working on a tree skirt. I hope to have that done by saturday!
    eaputzer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  62. My favorite colors are brights (!!), I love anything retro kitschy or kawaii (as in super cute Japanese stuff), and I seldom sew clothes -- too time intensive!

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  63. I just started sewing again for my three girls! I love Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson, Heather Bailey- the bright and fun colors for my girls. I collect vintage buttons too!

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  64. I have been sewing a lot for my little girl. I have not ever sewn with lace but I absolutly love the look of it. Have a Merry Christmas.

    simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Yay! Surprises are always the most fun. I usually sew clothes for myself, but occasionally I get the urge to make a cute toddler jumper. I can't really say what my favorite color is, but for today, I think it's sunny yellow!

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  66. I've just been working my way back into sewing. I've done some bags as gifts, which was a lot of fun, and have done some simple toys for my little one. I bought some fabric to make her some pajamas and also a jersey/knit cardigan for me, but I'm trying to finish up all my Christmas gifts before I get moving on those things. I also love knitting and crocheting. My favorite color is probably aqua right now, but I've always been a blue fan in general.

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  67. I love to sew little kids clothes (i have a girl) and quilts. My favorite colors are anything bright and fun. I love them all. If I had to pick one thing that I love to have around it would be big buttons! Thank you for the great giveaway and for your last post pointing me to the advent elf...I too loved it!

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  68. i love to sew girl clothes, my fav color is turquoise, fave item - FABRIC!

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  69. I love to collect old sewing boxes or pin cushions. I love blue and do allot of applique.

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  70. How fun it would be like getting sewing christmas gift in the mail. I love to sew purses and bags with modern fabric but I also like to embellish with interesting things old and new. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  71. ahhh.... questions, questions just to win!??
    what you love to sew -- anything but mending!
    your favorite color -- depends in what? clothing, decorating or seeing? .....
    if there is a sewing item that you particularly love to collect. . .
    giveaways! you could be my first!

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  72. Surprises are fun! I collect and sew vintage patterns, as well as fabric. I have way too much fabric but I can't part with any of it and have plans for most! :-)

    kynaroyal(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. Wow! I generally sew my own skirts and pj pants. My favorite color would probably be teal/aqua, but with fabric, almost any color can go! :) Buttons would be fun! Thanks for the neat giveaway!

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  74. i just love to sew! although mostly clothing and for decorative home items--cozies for ugly things, etc. one day i'd like to make a quilt! but i don't have nearly the stash for that.

    my favorite color is teal and i collect fabric, though i also love buttons!

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  75. How great is this giveaway. Well, I'm mostly into knitting, but have taken up sewing a lot too. I love colors - especially bright green and yellow, or red. I like buttons and fun prints. And I love surprises...

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  76. I am all about quilting. So far I just use fabrics that I have collected over time, or that I get at a good price at Joannes, but I would love to use some really beautiful fabrics someday, but right now, I just can't justify spending the money on a piece of fabric. (Even though to me they are beautiful works of art in themselves!!) I love pretty much everything, but my favorite animal is elephants, and there are so many adorable fabrics out there these days with elephants in them!! I also love bright colors, and vintage fabrics! (See I love everything, I can't decide on just one theme!!)

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  77. My favorite color is pink or green. I love to sew home decor items and little gifts. I love Japanese fabrics and I am trying to build my button collection!

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  78. I love to make clothes, purses, and quilts.

    I am obsessed with vintage fabrics, patterns and mother of pearl buttons.

    I like different shades of blue, coral, and pink.

    emily.nudelman@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  79. I like sewing clothes for my little ones, but really I'm such a novice it's hard to say. I love all things vintage, and am always short on cute buttons.

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  80. I like sewing anything!! I love greens and I love fabric:) Lovely prize!! Thanks!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

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  81. oooo, I love surprises, and especially a good surprise that this one is looking like! I just started quilting but I absolutely love it! I'm a complete fabric hoarder so I buy a lot of fabrics, but I also want to expand my collection of trims and buttons! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  82. I love the quilt, so I collect fabric fabric fabric. I can't even lie to myself and call it a "stash." It's pretty much just a collection. :)

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  83. You are so nice to customize! I love pinks and browns and blues...I don't really collect anything because I use whatever I get, but I am saving scraps like crazy!

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  84. I love to sew clothes for my little girls and handbags, I love warm colors, and I collect patterns.

    Nice giveaway...thanks!

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  85. I have SO many friends who are having babies, so I've been making baby quilts lately. So many beautiful fabrics out there, can't get enough! I love oranges and greens.
    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  86. What a fantastic idea! My sewing is really running a wide gamut. I am making little hats and dresses for my nieces. Also, I have gotten into making fabric books for my 6 month old son. My favorite colors are green and blue. If there was something I collected, I'd have to say, buttons. All kinds of buttons. But, I am particularly enamored with vintage buttons. There is just something special about them!

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  87. This is great!
    My favourite colours are green, blue and brown. I don't actually own a sewing machine yet, but I do some hand stitching while I wait for Santa to arrive...lately I've been enjoying drawing and applying appliques on my son's onesies. I love ribbon. I wish that I had boxes and boxes of ribbon.
    morningcoffeeandconversation.blogspot.com

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  88. Oh, what a clever giveaway! I love cotton fabric of all types, especially novelty prints (to make Project Linus quilts), and modern prints (for a scrappy quilt I hope to make next year), holiday prints, flannels, 30's, etc., etc., etc! I collect vintage linens, but I have WAY too much of that as it is! ;-)

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  89. I love buttons, sew almost anything under the sun (sleep sacks, clothes for my girls and my self, curtains, Blankets, bags and more) I love the browns, pinks, and greens.

    Karen- twiceasniceboutique@live.com
    twiceasniceboutique.blogspot.com

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  90. I love scraps! Especially japanese and vintage scraps, mini polka dots, plaids, etc. If I could just buy cheap scraps forever I would be happy; anything I need more than a 6x6 square for I buy at the thrift store in the form of sheets or curtains or ladies' 2XL dresses, etc. I wish there were a magical chute where people could just whoosh me their unwanted tiny scraps. That would be happy.

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  91. Accessories are my favorite thing to sew (headbands, wrist cuffs, etc.). My favorite colors are blue and pink. I collect vintage buttons!

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  92. I'm in for a surprise - kind of a fun giveaway idea! My favorite color is blue. I'm just getting on the sewing train, so I guess I'm into collecting fabric!

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  93. I love to sew for my children. My favorite colors are blue and green. I collect fabric and patterns. :)

    Leah ~ terrytribe AT gmail DOT com

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  94. What a fun & personalized giveaway idea - I love it! Let's see..I love to sew bags and purses, favorite colors are blues, purples, emerald greens (the cool palette), I love to collect fabric!

    mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

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  95. I love to sew little bags or covers, mostly practical/functional things. colorwise I like yellow or blues. nothing too loud. I would love some lace if I won! I can't find any myself :P

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  96. Man, this is a fabulous give-away! Let's see, my favorite thing to sew is clothes (for me), my favorite color changes (most often it's blue, or green, or yellow), and I love lace and buttons!

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  97. Surprises are the best! Especially with hints :-) I love to sew for my kids, it's what motivated me to learn and it's kept me sane and happy ever since. I love a vintage feel or look no matter what the actual colors are, as for collected items, I hoard clothing/bags/linens for repurposing, but I'm not partial to any one notion.

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  98. I love to sew things for my kiddos...not necessarily clothes, but things they will love...
    my fave colours are all of them but I am especially fond of matching bright colours with grey-- like red, lime green, pink, tourquoise...my favourite colour combo is mustard yellow and grey! LOVE IT!

    I like to collect ric rac...

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  99. Surprises are great!
    I'm a beginner quilter. Most of my garment sewing is for my 5 yo daughter. I know how to smock. I love old patterns and buttons. I love tiny prints, pastels and white.

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  100. What a lovely giveaway. I've been doing a lot of quilting lately which has led me to a bit of a fabric collection. I have to say that I think my favorite color is orange.

    Thanks for having a giveaway,
    Silka
    silkaphyllis at gmail.com
    http://www.flickr.com/silkaphyllis

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  101. Just read your comment on Park City Girl and had to check you out. Love your sense of humor.
    The past several months has not allowed time for sewing/quilting. However, quilting is my thing.
    Pink in the Now Color, of course, buttons and lace go right along with it.
    Please don't judge my quilting activities with my recent posts - I've been carried away with a bit of knitting and crocheting.

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  102. I love all shades of blue, and a green mixed in them really warms my heart. I sew a lot for my daughter who is one... clothes, clothes, toys, clothes... I collect all these vintage sewing patterns and mull them over when I have down time, dreaming up "perfect blue dresses" (or green ones).
    cynsaw2@hotmail.com

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  103. I'm a huge fan of pink, but when I'm crafting and sewing I tend to lean towards the blues and grays.

    I've always wanted to try a Japanese pattern but haven't worked up the guts yet.. maybe this will be my chance!

    Michelle
    michelou[at]gmail[dot]com

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  104. I think this is the most fun giveaway I've ever come across!! Thank you!!!

    I love blue, orange and grey. I have an intense weakness for buttons. I love to sew clothing, quilts, bags, softies and try new techniques. Reading other people's blogs gives me a ton of inspiration - yours is going on the list of "regularly checked!"

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  105. What a fun idea! I'm starting to sew for my little girl (13 months old! How did that happen?!). My favorite colors are yellow and blue. I like collecting fabric. My pocketbook is sadly less appreciative.

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  106. Oh, how clever and fun. I LOVE fabric! I love sewing for my kids. I love greens and vibrant pinks and orange oh and browns... sorry, hard to choose. my blog is dixiemango.wordpress.com come check me out! Thanks for this fun giveaway.

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  107. Hi! I love sewing clothing and baby items. My favorite colors are pinks, greens, and browns. I also have a large button collection I'd love to add to!

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  108. I just LOVE this idea of a surprise, though I didn't feel like proposing it on my blog... Thanks !

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  109. I'm a beginning sewer so I like to sew basic easy stuff. I love collecting fabric and buttons. I like blues, browns, pinks, oranges and greens the best. But I'm pretty easy to please :)

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  110. I love sewing little household things -- I love the idea of quilting, but just learned how to quilt (in a class) and haven't finished one yet, so I stick to little quilted heated packs, journal covers, accessories, etc. -- the more manageable projects for now! Favorite colors are red and greens (not together, though), maybe yellow? Anything pretty, really.

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  111. I love surprises! And since you asked :) I also really really love buttons :)
    They are my only obsession that comes close to my fabric addiction.
    What I like to sew? Mostly bags (they come together so easily and never need fitting), skirts for myself (because I can try them on and don't have measure that often) and little plush thingies (though they are just for birthdays) :)
    Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  112. Ooh the suspense is killing me. I don't take surprizes well hehehe. I mainly sew for children. I have a 3 year old toddler that I love to sew for in particular. But I'm also learning how to sew for my baby girl (4 months old). My favourite colour is orange. I collect really strange buttons. For example, I have a bunch of sparkly lips buttons that I have to come up with a project for.

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  113. I love to sew anything that is a gift for someone else. It's so much fun seeing the excitement in the recipient's eyes. My favorite color is green and I collect vintage fabric.

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  114. I really enjoy sewing for children and for the home. My favorite color is green, although my home is mostly decorated in blue. (Hmm...) My blog is http://simplehappyhome.wordpress.com, although wordpress isn't allowing me to leave comments under that login right now, so my name will link elsewhere. :-) Thanks for such a personalized and creative giveaway!

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  115. I love making quilts I love everything my new addiction is to Heather Ross fabrics munki munki, I love surprises.

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  116. This is the best give-away I've seen! What a wonderful idea to assemble a custom gift!
    I love the sound of a Japanese craft magazine! And I love ribbons, you just can't have enough I think.
    I'm so excited, I hope I win!!!

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  117. I'm a "sew again virgin" last sewed a pillow case 24 years ago. But I have the machine, I've got the inspiration through blogs, a favourite list of things to make. Come christmas holidays I will be trying out little trinkets. Ultimate goal is a quilt.
    I love pretty buttons, which I have in jars around the house.

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  118. I love to get fabric, my hubby loves every thing Japanese. I also am starting to do hair bows. I love to make quilts and any thing for my 3 daughters, and i love pink.

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  119. Wow, I just clicked over here and am amazed that I haven't seen your blog before- it's so stinkin' COOL!
    I LOVE sewing. Gosh, I really do. I am currently sewing lots of baby dolls and just opened an etsy shop for them..(http://www.etsy.com/shop/beaufulah) and I am on the prowl for nice vintage buttons. I never seem to find any though! I also adore vintage baby sheets- the prints just are too sweet usually.
    My blog is over here http://downsideupandoutsidein.blogspot.com/ and I am going to follow you too. Come visit mine sometime!!!
    patrickdotmarybeth atgmaildotcom

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  120. If I had a daughter, I'd love to sew clothing, but I don't so I love to sew quilts :) Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  121. I love green red and orange and I sew for my children. Three girls ages 15, 14, and 7 and my boy is 10. We love vintage patterns.

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  122. Wow, I love this giveaway! So fun!

    My favorite colors for myself are blue and green, but for sewing I use everything! I sew a lot of bags and purses, but also gifts for family. I've been doing a lot of embroidery lately. I love vintage everything. You can check out my blog at http://kleiosbelly.wordpress.com and find me on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/32811811@N02/

    Happy holidays!
    Mara

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  123. I love to sew, but lately I've been crocheting a lot. My favorite color is probably purple and I do love BUTTONS!

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  124. I love quilting and sewing clothes for my daughter (and for her dolls!). My favourite colour is green, and I'm loving orange at the moment as well. I love to collect fabric, but my daughter loves buttons.

    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  125. what a neat giveaway!!! my favorite color is green, but I love the red and aqua combination. i love collecting fabric, and make mostly gifts for others. i love vintage fabric, as well as the new modern designers.

    shannon.mangerchine@gmail.com

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  126. I sew mostly little things for our home and gifts, but I'd like to start quilting. I love everything vintage, especially fabric and buttons. My favorite colors are brown, blue, orange, gray, yellow, red...all colors, really! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  127. i love sewing bags and things for the home, i hoard buttons and fabric and i love green and blue.

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  128. kills me? no... the surprise is awesome! I've been trying to collect buttons lately, so those would be awesome. I also like patterns. and colors - pink, black, and white! you are awesome!

    megan.nadalet at gmail dot com

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  129. What fun! I really like to sew small crafts - projects that can be finished in a day or two like potholders, aprons, clutches, etc. My favorite color is maroon. And recently I've started to collect buttons for my sewing stash.

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  130. fun giveaway! I love to sew all kinds of things - baby things, bags, decorations, and i'm getting into quilting! i love lots of colors - for our home, we have a lot of green and brown, and for my little girl, I've tended to stay traditional with the pinks and purples. I hoard fabric.

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  131. oh my -your shop is so cute!
    i love to sew pouches and purses most
    i love to collect vintage buttons and different trims

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  132. in fact i used to love sewing clothes for myself first but then i realised from craft blogs that there are more than clothes :) i love sewing decorative things for home now and collecting some patterns that i'll do all for my home soon :) i collect yarns and fabrcics and love to use them together.

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  133. Oh, what a wonderful and generous offer!
    I am new to sewing, but have fallen completely for Japanese fabrics, for quirky patterns, for anything (I'm an author) with typefaces and words. I sew for my children (7 and 10) and for husband and house and self and am completely addicted. Purples and blues and oranges make me swoon!
    I studied fruit bats and have done live animal and physical science demonstrations. I worked on a farm once. Now I live in the burbs!
    That was very fun. Felt confessional. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for your very cool blog.
    ggross(at)optonline(dot)net

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  134. My favourite colours would be green and yellow. And I love all things crafty. I stashes of just about anything, cause you might never know what you will need one day.
    curry.jessica@gmail.com

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  135. I love to sew clothing for my kids, quilts and anything that I'm intrigued by. I love all colours - bright ones, soft ones, neutrals etc... I don't collect much except fabric...and more fabric :)

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  136. OK, I'm game! What fun. (And I love your blog, you make really interesting stuff, and your oilcloth cover tutorial is JUST what I've been looking for as we need to keep the table that was my husband's grandmother's mess and scratch free!)

    I like making bags, jewelry, useful little things. I love to sew, I love making clothes and embellished clothing for my son, myself and my friends' children. I love buttons and trims. I love making toys. And I love vintage patterns. LOVE them. I've also discovered patchwork recently and love doing that as well.

    My screenname just about everywhere is "arimethia: (flickr, craftster, twitter, etc.) and other links are on my blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  137. First of all, the goodies in your Etsy shop...swoon (I'm an Etsian too, selling vintage stuff). I love vintage buttons and trim, I LOVE Japanese craft books (and Japan, for that matter). And I knit. And I mostly hand sew everything I make. Whew! (Thanks!)

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  138. I sew stuffed toys, and have just started quilting. I love vintage sewing things--especially buttons, and vintage stuffed animals. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  139. This is so fun! I love sewing quilts. Favorite color is green, and I love to collect fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  140. Umm...
    1)Quilts and clothes, mostly
    2)Blue
    3)Patterns or magazines (but buttons are always useful)

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  141. I mostly sew quilts and bags, I love blue, unique buttons make me happy, and I think you are wonderful for having this giveaway!

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  142. Thanks for the chance! I love to sew dresses for my 2 daughters-- mostly jumpers w/great buttons and applique. The base fabric for their clothing is usualy recycled from my clothing or that of my 7 very generous siblings:) Lots of corduroy and print.
    I adore the color orange and have since my kindergarten teacher read my class The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater. Sometimes I'll look up in the middle of the day to notice that every single member of the family is wearing at least one article of orange clothing as I have made my husband an orange fan as well!

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  143. I love surprises! I like to sew quilts, purses, and gifts for friends (including baby items). My favorite color is pink, and I love to collect fabric and buttons. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

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  144. Thanks for the chance! I mostly sew dresses for my one and three year olds. Lots of corduroy and applique with fun buttons. We also love prints.
    I am a huge lover of the color orange and have been since I was 5 and my teacher read the book, The Big Orange Splot to my kindergarten class. Thanks again:)

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  145. like to sew relatively small projects. Journal covers. constructed purses. simple bags. Tend to collect it all --really like buttons but also ribbons, notions, beads........well, you get the picture!

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  146. What a fun prize package! I like to quilt and sew bags. My favorite color is purple and I love Japanese magazines! Thanks!

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  147. I am new to sewing and I'm going to try and sew some clothes for my little girl. I love blue, but after having boys for so long, I'm all about pink and girly stuff for the baby! (15 months, boys 7 and 9) I don't collect anything yet, so maybe if I win, you could pick something fun to go with your selection. Thanks for the chance! chelmert0927 at yahoo.com

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  148. I love sewing softies, my fave color is lavender, and I'd love some lace!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  149. I love surprises! What a cool giveaway!

    I really love fabrics with prints of little people or scenes, and fabrics that lend themselves to fun fussy cutting. My favourite colours are red and blue, and I love ric rac!

    (I'm xerxia on Flickr)

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  150. Oooh, a surprise...clever! Right now I love sewing quilts, but I dream of being able to sew clothing as well. I love orange, blue, and green and I collect patterns and buttons. Thanks!

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  151. Fun idea! I love bold colors and fun prints. My fav designer is Anna Maria Horner. I like ALL colors, just not muted ones :). Just started doing Japanese Style quilting like Patchwork Style.

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  152. Love surprises! I love blues, and vintage buttons, and ANY patterns!

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  153. My goodness! What a fun give away! But to pick what my favorite to collect is...I love fabric and buttons and love bright colors! Thank you so much!

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  154. How fun is your giveaway!! Very thoughtful!
    I love a good surprise. I love to sew quilts and baby items for my little girl who is 20 months. I also like to knit baby hats....lots and lots of baby hats with thick and thin wool...love them! I absolutely love to take pictures of her in them.
    I really like patterns, quilting magazines...have never had a Japanese one but would love the opportunity to see their patterns:) As for colours...I'm drawn to pinks, oranges and reds. Again, thank you so such a great giveaway..I'm crossing my fingers...and maybe even my toes:)
    jodym7@yahoo.com

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  155. Let's see. What I love to craft changes from day to day, but I really love quilts! Favorite color is sky blue, well really any light blue. I must collect patterns. I love to buy them!

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  156. I love vintage fabrics, buttons, trims, laces, and doilies.

    My favorite thing to sew is purses.

    www.sewlola.etsy.com

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  157. I have an obsession with all things fabric ... so anything that even remotely related to fabric is in!! I mainly sew quilts, but also sew the occasional pair of pjs or random piece of clothing for my kids.
    If I am a lucky winner, you can reach me at vmiller1091@rogers.com

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  158. What a delightful giveaway! I love the idea of a haberdashery and I love all of the bits that belong in one! I have to say though, I keep seeing all of these cute Japanese craft ideas and I have never seen any of their delightful seeming publications!

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  159. I love anything Japanese! Japanese sewing mags for little boys would be perfect! I love vintage fabrics too. I sew clothes for myself and the toddler and now the peanut due in August (plus toddler friends.)
    Patterns are fantastic, but I am a preggo size 16, so send the patterns to your smaller readers if that works better! :)
    Colors: lately into bright blues, oranges, greens...my mood shifts, so anything will do!
    What a fun giveaway!

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  160. I love sewing quilts evern mini ones. My favourite colour is Green and I looove anything Japanese.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  161. What a fun and thoughtful giveaway your doing!

    I love to sew and am proud to be a fabric hoarder, much to the dismay of my husband. :) I love creating things for my home, but wish I was better at making clothes.

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  162. I love blue and I love fabric!

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  163. I love to sew pouches:)
    I like natural colour fabrics!!
    I collect Japanese craft books!!! Yummy ideas!

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  164. Oh how fun! right now my favorite color is pink! I love fabric and patterns and I love sewing children's clothing--I have 3 little girls! :)

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

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  165. I love surprises - what a fantastic giveaway! My favorite things to sew are quilts (especially baby quilts), pillow cases, and anything cute for my two-year old granddaughter. She is sugar and spice and anything nice (pink and yellow are her favorite colors at the moment).

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  166. I LOVE SUPRISES!

    Favorite colors are blues, browns, oranges.

    Favorite thing to sew is bags, wish I was better at clothes...

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  167. I love sewing blankets or bags. I don't have a favorite color combination--I guess blues are what I've been working with most. And I love collecting patterns and fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jodie
    jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  168. I love aqua and green color combos...a peaceful beach; embellishments and trims for purse making and with grandchildren now in the picture, I'll be sewing for them as well. I make quilts for gifts and for us....I love trees and giraffs too :)

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  169. I sew toddler and doll clothes. I have a daughter so girly colours are great. Oh and I have a bit of a love for japanese pattern books. Yay!

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  170. i love all things vintage...and i have a three month old daughter who loves hand-sewn clothing. we like brown. we collect way too much fabric and yarn and ribbon trims.

    blueteardrop at comcast.net

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  171. everyone loves a good mystery! i like to piece fabric - some of it ends up as quilts, some of it ends up as bags, etc. :) my favorite colors are blues and greens (but not the navy/hunter variety), and i like modern quilting, as long as it's not too sloppy looking. :)

    bess

    jbknav@hotmail.com

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  172. Wow! What a fun giveaway.
    I love blues & greens, and I've heard so much about Japanese craft books & magazines, but never seen one in person, so I'd love to get one of those. I am a novice, so patterns might be a good thing to gather -- I'm hoping to graduate to clothing soon! Wish me luck!

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  173. i love to sew quilts, my fav color is green, and i collect fabric...it's an addiction! my e-mail is bruzzinie@net.elmhurst.edu

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  174. intriguing hook.... you got me!

    i currently love to sew quilts. my favorite color is that shade of yellow-y green that could be either yellow or green, depending on what's next to it.

    and i have a terrible habit of collecting fancy ribbons and not using them because they're too pretty.

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  175. I love to sew for my two little boys. Hard to find good fabric and patterns that isn't too childish for them! My favorite color is a very rich teal, but I'm also partial to gray/blue and good old green! I would love to add some more fabrics to my stash.

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  176. Your blog is so nice- great job! I love to make ANYthing new. I hardly ever make the same thing twice. I have been mostly making quilts and scarves, but am eager to move onto clothing, bags, etc... I love love love the color yellow and polka dots. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  177. I am loving sewing clothing for myself & my son (2yrs) & will be starting to sew for my daughter shortly (4months). I love green but am enjoying blues a lot lately. I have quite a few vintage girl's clothes patterns from the late 60's early 70's (from grandma) so I am looking forward to using those. I guess I am on the look out for fabric currently but feel free to surprise me if my luck works out :)
    Thanks for the chance!!

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  178. hmmm.... a surprise eh? Well I sew for kid's mostly, love vintage fabrics, and adore japanese craft books. Does that help? :) I'm sure whatever you throw in would be great! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  179. A surprise? I love it!!

    I am primarily a quilter, but love sewing anything, anytime! :o) I collect fabrics (my collection is taking over my sewing room!), and vintage trims. I would love a japanese craft book, too!

    thanks!

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  180. I love to quilt and collect fabric

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  181. I am a huge fabric collector...i love to quilt and i am currently collecting fabrics for either a orange/blue quilt for my son or a yellow/gray/green quilt for me. thanks so much, surprises like these are the best!

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  182. I love to make scrap quilts - the scrappier, the better! I'm also trying to incorporate buttons into my projects, although I don't have that many buttons to begin with.

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  183. I love sewing quilts, baby quilts, table toppers and bags. I love to collect buttons and use them on things I sew. I like orange and turquoise and strips and polka dots. I'm also from Minnesota!!

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  184. I love to sew clothes. Mostly for my little girl, but kids in general. I like blues and greens, teals, and I'm really REALLY into birds! And I'm a MN native, forcibly moved to oklahoma!

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  185. I love love love fabric! And I usually look at fabric and try to figure out what I can make for somebody else out of it(typically for my daughter, but friends and family are fair game too!)

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  186. Currently am collecting lace, trimmings and such for finishing some counted cross stitch pieces as well as a monster type pillows and bags for my grandchildren. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Happy Holidays.

    Jane

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  187. What a sweet thing to do for a giveaway! Lately I have been really into quilting and making skirts for my two little girls (2 years and 5 months). I've also been into pinks/oranges/yellows lately - so cheerful. And my favorite sewing item to collect is vintage sheets! :D

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  188. I love all sorts of vintage sewing goodies! I collect buttons. I love to make dolls and stuffies! My fave colors are purple, orange, and green.

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  189. I love all things blue but I am planning a quilt that will use gold, yellow, and orange. I have four boys to make things for but I love the girly look of vintage fabric, trims and lace. Thanks so much.

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  190. I love quilting and also "upcycling" old clothing. Currently, I'm loving grays and yellows and love to collect fabric and ribbon. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  191. Ooooh...I love vintage! I love to upcycle old pillowcases and bed sheets into anything from skirts and dresses to simple totes and clothes for softies/plushies. I am a big fan of red and purple and I love anything vintage, buttons, beads, lace, fabric, you name it!

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  192. I love to make skirts and quilts! My favorite colors change a lot, but I love to collect fabric.

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  193. What an AWESOME giveaway!!! I love vintage patterns for my 2yo and 5yo daughters. They love pink, but I like more earthy colors (but still colorful!) Plum, avocado green, etc! I didn't realize it until just this week, but apparently I like collecting vintage trims, too, because I seem to have a lot of them!

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  194. I love sewing for children, and sewing with bright colors. I also love surprises. =) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  195. I am a beginner sewer and i love trying new techniques with small craft items but sometimes i am too ambitious and just jump the gun and sew garments. I would like to slow down and take my time in learning all the basic techniques. I love Japanese magazine especially cotton friend, cotton time and pochee. my blog is sulovessew.wordpress.com

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  196. Hi there
    Surprise - I love it :)
    My favorite things to sew are baby quilts for the NICU ward at the hospital then to sew for friends and family.
    Thanks for the oportunity
    Cheers
    Catie
    cathycurrie@comcasdt.net

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  197. I love to sew gifts for my friends and relatives. I collect fabric, and I'd love to win some!!!

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  198. I love to sew for my daughters. Seeing them play with or wear something I've sewn is one of my greatest joys. Because I have all girls, pink sees a lot of play, but I also love grays and greens. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  199. I love sewing anything for my three little girls. It's all girls around here so pinks and greens rule the roost! I'm also needing buttons! I have none!

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