Monday, December 3, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED**

Welcome to my Sew Mama Sew giveaway!

If you have never been here before, welcome! My name is Yzo (sounds like Izzo), and I am a parent to three young children -- what you see here is what I do to make myself feel sane. I really believe making things that combine beauty and function is both therapeutic and reflects/contributes to the culture around us. As an added bonus, we crafters are totally gonna rule the world when the zombie apocalypse comes!

Now on to the giveaway!

I made this Cut Out and Keep 241 Tote many months ago with no real recipient in mind (and while I love the design, it's not really my style) ... Now I realize that I must have made it for one of you, I just didn't know it at the time!

It is made with some Cut Out and Keep fabric (I couldn't resist Anna Noodlehead's original tote!), with It's a Hoot ovals for the side pockets and lining.

It has an adjustable strap, an inner pocket, and a key fob. Not to mention two side pockets and two zipper pockets on the front - that's a total of five pockets, people!! You can never have too many pockets to root through in search of lip balm, I always say.

Rules for entering:


  • Leave a comment before the giveaway ends on December 7th at 5pm PST.
  • If you leave a comment after that time, but before I close the giveaway, it will not be counted.
  • Please make sure that I can contact you if you win.
  • International entries are welcome.
  • You can earn a second entry if you are follower by commenting and letting me know.
  • A winner will be selected with the Random Number Generator and announced here after the giveaway is closed, and emailed.
Thanks for visiting and good luck!

Ps., our home is pet and smoke free, in case you were wondering.



436 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this - thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  2. It is a beautiful bag and I would be very happy if it was mine:-)

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  3. What a cute bag! I seriously love it! And all the pockets?? LOVE. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. what a gorgeous bag! thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I love the bag, those fabrics are great!

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  6. Oh man I love that bag! so many zippers!

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  7. I absolutely adore your color choices on this one. And the bag is beautiful!

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  8. I'm also a new follower =) Your blog looks like something I'll enjoy!

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  9. What a wonderful bag....and yes, it is MY style !! Thank you!

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  10. Nicely done! Great fabric choices.
    I am need of a new bag...!
    Thanks for sharing, Happy Holidays:)

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  11. It is a fantastic bag, thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. I really enjoy being your follower!

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  13. The bag is very beautiful. I'll love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I just love that pattern and you picked out awesome fabrics to go with it. Thanks for the chance!

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  15. how generous! Thanks for offering this (:

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  16. I think the bag is gorgeous! I've wanted to make a 241 but haven't tried yet...

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  17. Beautiful, what a great giveaway, thanks!

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  18. This is fantastic! I've been wanting a 241 tote for forever, and I love these fabrics!

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  19. Oh I'm freaking out here!! I NEED this bag! :) Just perfect- pocket and zippers!! Swoon!

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  20. That is the cutest bag. Just love it.

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  21. Fabulous bag!
    Thank you for making it just for me!!!

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  22. Love the bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Great fabric selections, I'd love to win this!

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  24. I loved this bag when I saw it before, the colours are fantastic

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  25. I am in love with the 241 tote and haven't gotten the chancve to make myself one yet. Thanks fir the chance to win, the clous fabric is great!

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  26. Oh my gosh, I think you definitely made it with me in mind!! :D Haha I love it!
    Thanks for the chance!
    mjp0419 at gmail dot com

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  27. I'm a new follower via GFC as Melissa Palmer
    mjp0419 at gmail dot com

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  28. That is a beautiful bag. I love the pattern and the fabrics you chose. You put a lot of work into it. I would love to make it my everyday bag. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  29. This is well worth the wait! What a cute bag and fun giveaway!!!!! I hope I win!!!!

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  30. I'm a new Google Reader follower. I look forward to seeing what you create this year. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. It's a lovely bag, I have my fingers crossed!

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  32. I love your bag? I also bought the pattern months ago but since I am quilting and crocheting a lot I did not make it yet. greetings from France

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  33. Cool! I love it! Its my style!

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  34. Yzo it is a beautiful bag! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  35. Soo cute! One of my sisters would like this :)

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  36. what a fantastic bag ~ i love your fabric combinations! Thank you so much for the giveaway :)

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  37. This is awesome. Thanks.
    sshuttrbugg at aol dot com

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to visit your blog :-)

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  39. and I just signed up as a follower by email :)

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  40. LOVE the fabrics you used for this! Also love this Noodlehead bag pattern -- It would be awesome to win this and not have to make one myself! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Awesome bag, I love it!
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  42. What a great bag! I think I would really enjoy using that one! Thanks!

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  43. such a beautiful bag! i love Anna's patterns, but too chicken to try them myself.

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  44. Great prize

    Thank you :)

    violet_bg1(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  45. You must be tired of telling people how to pronounce your name LOL! Love the bag, hope to win :)

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  46. I think you made it JUST FOR ME :) It looks fantastic! And I am so glad to know how to pronounce your name now! x

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  47. And YAY - I am a happy follower already :) Very generous giveaway - and it is sooo lovely!

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  48. With baby #2 on the way very soon, I definitely need a larger bag. This would be perfect! Must have made it for me : )
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. I've been wanting to try this pattern! and the fabrics are lovely.

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  50. I love this bag, I would like to have the pattern!

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  51. Great fabric choices!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  52. I love this bag and keep seeing it around blogland. Your fabric choices are great! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  53. That is a very cute bag, thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  54. Wow this is gorgeous, I can't believe you are giving it away!!

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  55. I love that bag! And I am in dire need of a new one :)

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  56. Such a cute bag! I would love to give it a good home!

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  57. Love the 241 Tote. I can't believe you're willing to give it away. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. A lovely bag. Thank you for the chance.

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  59. Gorgeous bag!!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  60. Oh wow, I've eyed the 241 tote ever since it started popping up around blogland. What an awesome giveaway - love the choice of colors and adjustable strap!

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  61. I absolutely love the bag, thanks for the giveaway~

    nieveamor@care2.com

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  62. and I'm now following your blog!

    nieveamor@care2.com

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  63. Just became a follower, too! Woot!

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  64. I love this bag! so pretty! gingermarieclark@gmail.com

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  65. I LOVE this bag. The 241 Tote is one of my favourite bags and your fabrics are fantastic.

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  66. This bag is super cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  67. This bag is gorgeous ! What is the fabric you used for the inside pocket ? It's lovely !

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  68. lovely bag, thanks for the give away!

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  69. Love the fabric choices. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. The bag is beautiful and love the fabrics you've used. Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. Beautiful, beautiful bag. I love your fabric choices. Thank you!

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  72. Such a beautiful bag! I would love to carry it.

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  73. This is an incredible giveaway item! I see these totes all over blog-land and have been on the verge of getting the pattern and trying it, but I haven't done a lot of bags and it makes me nervous. Winning one would be doubly cool - I would have a new bag (and the colors and fabric are great!), and I would have an example to refer to when I try to make one on my own!

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  74. Gorgeous bag! I'm so with you about the lip balm!

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  75. Your fabric choices are fun without being childish - - love this bag! Thanks for the chance.

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  76. What a great bag! I think you made it with me in mind! ;) My email address is kudra1978 at aol dot com. Thanks!

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  77. I'm a new follower! My email address is kudra1978 at aol dot com.

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  78. Oh my goodness that is adorable! Can I pay off the random generator people so I can win?!

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  79. Great choice of fabrics. Thanks!

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  80. I am a happy follower but I usually just lurk. Nothing like a giveaway to bring out all the crazies, right? ;)

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  81. I love that bag! Thanks for the giveawawy!

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  82. That is totally my style. You must have made it for me. :-) I think I really must peruse the rest of your blog now.

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  83. I love this bag! It's really cute!

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  84. Hey! I think you made that for me! LOL. It is totally my style though. Love it. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely bag.

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  85. Love the bag!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. Your creative bag looks like a perfect counterbalance to the bigger bags I have been using lately. Great fabrics! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  87. I've seen 241 bags before, and LOVE them! I'd love to win this one... it's a beauty! footprint13@gmail.com

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  88. Love your fabric choices on this bag!

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  89. I make the 241 totes a lot, and it's a lot of cutting! Your fabrics are lovely :)

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  90. It looks fantastic, love the fabrics and design, very practical for us mummies too :)
    I'm makedomum (at) gmail (dot) com

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  91. I'm following your blog

    dfne at peterjh dot wanadoo dot co dot uk

    http://bossymamma.blogspot.co.uk/

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  92. The bag looks great - I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance.

    dfne at peterjh dot wanadoo dot co dot uk

    http://bossymamma.blogspot.co.uk/

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  93. I would love to win this. Your stitching looks so very lovely and professional.

    Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  94. Beautiful tote, thanks for the chance xxx

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  95. I am so glad you don't like this bag, because I love it! You most definitely made it for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. Love the bag, it looks great! Thnx for the chance

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  97. I love the 241 tote, thanks for the chance!

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  98. I like all the pockets on this bag - insides and out!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  99. I almost bought this pattern... now I can just win yours, hoorah!

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  100. What a fun bag, I love the fabric choices. :)

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  101. Thanks for hosting. Your bag is gorgeous!

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  102. Fun, fun, fun! These are my colours loves. Thanks for the chance!

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  103. I am also a follower of your lovely blog.

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  104. Wow, this is so gorgeous. You clearly have a talent for choosing colors. :D

    elisabeth [dot] woo @gmail.com

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  105. I love the pattern choices! Thanks for the giveaway!

    lisejackson000 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  106. Oh..I think you made it for me! Love it so much!!

    Genevieve

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  107. Ooooo I've seen this pattern before, and always admired those pockets... these fabrics are lovely, I have my fingers and toes crossed x

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  108. Adorable. I really like the fabrics you chose!

    erikawithak.vintage at gmail.com

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  109. LOVE this bag!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. I am a new follower!! Thanks!

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  111. I have also become a follower. I like your fabric tastes!

    erikawithak.vintage at gmail.com

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  112. What a freaking adorable bag! I would take it even it if were laying in used cat litter! I'm totally snooping around your blog based on your fabric selection alone!

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  113. I LOVE the 241 bags!! And your fabric selection is perfect! Fingers crossed. :)

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  114. Your bad is gorgeous. It's definitely my style. :)
    *big waves* from sunny Australia. Hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Cass

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  115. What an adorable bag; love your colour choices.

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  116. That's a really beautiful bag! Thanks for offering it up for some lucky winner :o)

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  117. This is so gorgeous! Count me in!

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  118. Love it!

    addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. It's a beauty that I'd love to carry around!

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  120. I love Cut Out and Keep! this bag looks so well-made!

    komazalea at yahoo dot com

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  121. Gorgeous bag, so pretty. I love the design and thank you so much for making it and giving it away. :)

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  122. well i haven't won a single giveaway EVER, but i still try :). i have been eyeing the 241 bag for quite awhile and having just had another baby, i looked at this and thought "cutest diaper bag ever!".

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  123. This bag is great -- wow. Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway.

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  124. It may not be your style, but its totally mine! I actually bought a little zippy pouch with that lovely coral bird material - it would make the nicest set!

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  125. wow, what a bag!!! I really love it. (and would love to carry it around)

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  126. I love those fabrics and that pattern.

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  127. I love all the zippers and the attached key fob!

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  128. I've loved that pattern but wasn't sure I was up to making it. You did a fabulous job, I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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  129. So pretty! I'd LIKE to have a more bold style, so this would be perfect!

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  130. Love the fabric choices! So fun!

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  131. Love this bag, it is too cute and just the perfect size.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  132. I LOVE this bag! Totally need it!

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  133. That fabric is fantastic--great choice. Lovely bag.

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  134. That is the most awesome bag! Like seriously amazing. sunnywilderman@sbcglobal.net

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  135. Thanks for an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to you! :)

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  136. I love how your bag turned out! I've been eyeing Anna's pattern for a while and meaning to make one for myself. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  137. It may not be you but it sure is me. Love the bag, I have been thinking of buying this pattern for sometime now if I don't win I may just have to break down and buy it. Thanksfor the chance.

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  138. What a great bag! I love how you added the key strap.

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  139. What a wonderful bag! I love the fabric.

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  140. What a generous offering. Thanks for participating in the giveaway day.

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  141. AAAAAAHHHHHH! I can't believe you are giving this away! This is the bag I've been crushing on all year! Fingers & toes crossed! :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  142. Love the fabrics you chose.
    Thanks for the giveaway and please enter mine.

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  143. Your bag is so fantastic!!! I love the zippers in the front. Thanks for sharing such a great giveaway!

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  144. what!? what a beautiful super generous giveaway!!! i would love love love this-thank you!

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  145. Great bag. I love the mix of fabrics.

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