Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day!


Hello to all of you who are visiting for the Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day! My name is Jessica, and this blog is about sewing, writing, being a mom, and trying to live as like a Narnian as I can in my little corner of the world. Recently it has been a little bit more about writing than sewing because I am working on my debut novel, Awake: A Sleeping Beauty Story, which is due out in February. I know you have a lot of blogs to visit and giveaways to enter so let's get right to it!

For one lucky winner I have two (2) great prizes.

First up a handmade prize:


It's Spring! (It's really almost Summer, but it snowed here two weeks ago, so I'm sticking with Spring!) And nothing says Spring and happiness like bunting! I have this sweet little bunting made from 1930s fabrics. Adorable! I wasn't sure I loved these reproduction fabrics, but in this bunting they are totally cute, and I am going to have to make another one for myself!


The bunting itself is 56 inches long, with another 12 inches of bias tape on each side for hanging.

And secondly a supplies prize:

In this case fabric! Cause we all love fabric!

I have a yard of this lovely springy/summer print with fun daisies called "He Loves Me" by Jackie Robinson for Maywood Studios:


To add some more sunny splash a yard of this gorgeous yellow called "Gather Sunshine" by Nancy Odom for P&B Textiles. Gathering Sunshine sounds great to me because it is pouring rain here . . . this picture doesn't do the color justice, if the sun come out at all tomorrow I will attempt to get a better shot of this pretty yellow!


So that is two (2) full yards of fabric. Here they are together, oooohh pretty!


So, what do you have to do to enter?


Just leave a comment! I know you are probably cruising through hundreds of blogs entering these lovely giveaways so I won't ask you to be clever (although please feel free to be clever if you really want), you can tell me your summer plans, or the title of your favorite book, or just say "pick me, pick me!" Just please, please, please make sure I have a way to contact you . . . if you are a no-reply blogger (in other words, your email isn't listed on your public blogger profile) then please leave me your email address in your comment! Thanks!

If you would like a second entry follow my blog, and let me know in a comment that you did (or already do)!

I do hope that you will come back and visit after the giveaways are over! Also, if you haven't already make sure you check out all of the other giveaways on Sew, Mama, Sew!


The fine print:
This giveaway is open until 9 pm MST on 05/25/11.
I will ship internationally, so please everyone feel free to enter!

270 comments:

  1. happy happy happy bunting. looks like we're the first ones up this morning!
    thanks for sharing

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  2. Good morning to you! What a fun giveaway day! I'm totally ignoring the fact that it has been RAINING CATS AND DOGS AND COWS AND A FEW ELEPHANTS here in (dreary) Ohio. Hope your day is super duper sunny!

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  3. I've been following your blog for a bit now, but I can't remember just when I started or how I found out about you. I just like reading your tidbits - congrats on the book (again), and ps - I'm glad you picked your title (I love it!).

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  4. I hope I win! Such cute fabrics!

    316ramirez@gmail.com
    Wichita, KS

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  5. I love the pennant banner. Very cute and fun colors. :)

    sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

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  6. Love that bunting!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    You are welcome to check out mine, too. You could win some custom-made buttons! :-)

    ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

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  7. My favourite book is The Timetravellers Wife!
    Thanks!

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  8. Totally cute bunting. I'd love to win it!
    Summer plans: Singing "If you're happy and you know it" repeatedly, changing diapers, giving kisses, and loving every minute of it!

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  9. What lovely bunting! I plan on spending my summer having fun with my 2 year old boys!

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  10. That bunting is awesome! :)

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  11. And you KNOW I'm a follower, girl. ;)

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  12. Oh my, wouldn't those fabrics make great summer dresses? I really hope to start sewing garments in the summer!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  13. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love the bunting!

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  14. Pretty fabric...thanks for the opportunity.

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  15. love the bunting and the fabric - thanks

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  16. I am traveling to Ecuador at the end of the year with my 3 kids and husband and his 2 brothers and Father... I need to enter to win some gifts to take home to family I have never met hehehe

    xo Steph

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  17. Bunting! Love it so. My husband doesn't get it, meh, who cares.

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  18. Okay, so totally loving that banner!!! Like...LOTS! And your blog title/subtitle is awesome! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  19. I absolutely love the title of your blog! I am currently going through the entire Chronicles of Narnia series with my 8 yo and loving reading it with him and seeing it through his eyes!

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  20. What an awesome giveaway! I love this day! Your banner is gorgeous and the fabric is also...

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  21. Was just thinking of making some bunting like that for my baby's room!

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  22. WOW! Love your fabic choices. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. I am so excited to find someone that understands living a Narnian Life! Thanks for the fabulously Summery giveaway!

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  24. Great fabrics.

    Posted bread making project on my blog today. Would love to see you there!

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  25. Pleeeeeese pick me.

    projectsbyjane at gmail dot com

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  26. Oh, I do love bunting! Pick me, pick me? :D

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  27. The bunting is lovely.

    Congrats on your book!

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  28. Ooooo, I'm in love with that bunting! So cool!

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  29. Pick me! Pick me! Just kidding! I love the bunting. So bright & cheery, perfect for encouraging spring on a snowy May day in the northern country. :)

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  30. Nice bunting, and lovely fabrics. :) Pick me! ;)

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  31. i just had to write! after reading through your about section - we have spot on the same interests. i love writing along with crafting, jane austen, disney,and cs lewis. plus we're fellow californians.
    i am participating in the giveaway and do hope you swing by for a visit.

    congrats on your new book!

    http://shelleyaldrich.blogspot.com/

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  32. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  33. I'm looking forward to the release of your book, the title and synopsis sound fun! Are you planning to publish for the nook and kindle?

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  34. Oh, sunshine and summer to brighten up what has been a dreary spring. I am looking forward to my oldest daughter's return from Uganda, and a summer of just basking in her presence.

    And sunshine.

    ppod1too at gmail dot com

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  35. This summer, I'm reading "A Praying Life" by Paul Miller

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  36. Such pretty, pretty fabric! Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!

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  37. oh dear that bunting makes me smile! This summer that fabric will come in handy as I will be volunteering at the boys and girls out in Pahrump nv, doing art projects. It is my pleasure to help kids "create", because it brings me them and me so much joy. pmichel468@aol.com

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  38. This bunting would be perfect for the new baby i have on the way! I love that fabric too! so many ideas for it already running through my mind!
    Thank you for the awesome opportunity!
    Amandakaylang@gmail.com

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  39. I NEED more fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. Jane Austen and Narnia - I think we could be very good friends! Such a cute bunting! What a great give away. I'd be honored to win!

    Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. What a wonderful giveaway. I love the bunting. I've been meaning to make one myself but just haven't gotten to it.

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  42. Really like the bunting, just redecorated my bedroom and would love to hand it along my walls !

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  43. Love the fabric--a touch of sunshine is just what we need around here after over a week of rain! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. i have been wanting to make bunting, but my laziness has been getting in the way... it would be so delightful to have YOUR bunting instead...

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  45. The bunting is so much fun! Perfect for my summer birthday. Thank you.

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  46. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win! :D

    eleanor(at)unfamiliarceiling(dot)com

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  47. We're true Narnian's at our house too. :) Summer I would love a bit of summer. It's almost spring here.

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  48. I do love me some bunting!

    ginnyaluna(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I love buntings! I have fabrics all selected to make one, but it keeps getting pushed down the list... this would be a great short cut! : ) Thanks for the giveaway.
    parknj at verizon dot net

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  50. I love the buntings...funny thing...my last name is bunting:) Anyway, love the giveaway!!

    lorijo2003(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. Thanks for a simple way to enter! This is a cute giveaway!

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  52. i love it!!!!! though you could send some rain our way - we haven't had much of it here in the desert! thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. The bunting is lovely and fabric! you are too nice - enjoyed your blog. thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. I'd be thrilled to win the cute banner! Very fun giveaway all around!
    thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  55. The name of your blog totally caught my attention! Love it! :) Love your giveaway items too, would love to win! :)

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  56. super cute fabric bunting...30s fabrics are so cheerful!
    just finished reading the Hunger Games...they were good, but probably the most violent books i have ever read....

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  57. I'm not a yellow person, but that fabric totally brightened my (quite dreary) day. I'm actually wondering if I might be able to make something out of it! Me, the non-sewer extraordinaire! Enter me, please. :) I'm pretty sure you know how to get in touch with me. ;)

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  58. One of my favorite books ever is "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway.

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  59. ...and I am now a follower!

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  60. The title of my favorite book is the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran I think. Thank you for participating in the SMS Giveaway Day. pennyguglie@aol.com

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  61. I have an unhealthy obsession with bunting.... And I love what you have made!

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  62. I love buntings! I never have the time to make one... thanks for the chance

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  63. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabrics and the fun bunting.

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  64. One of my favorite books is "Not Without My Daughter" by Betty Mahmoody. I may re-read it this summer!

    Thanks for a chance to win! zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

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  65. That has got to be some of the prettiest fabric I've seen in a long while! One of my all time favorite books is "Down the Common" it's about a year in the life of a medieval woman...it's a great read and I was sad when it ended as I wanted to know what would happen next!

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  66. Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

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  67. Planning to figure out how to entertain a 3 year old out of school!

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  68. Beautiful colours I like to bunting too:)

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  69. i'm already picturing where i could put those cute flags in my house!


    email is in profile.

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  70. i'm following you - thank you!
    email is in profile.

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  71. Sifting through all these blogs makes me want to get off the computer and sew!

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  72. I love this fabric, it's great that you are giving away coordinating prints! I too, live in California and I agree that this weather is crazy for May. Not sure where in Cali you live, but it hailed here a couple weeks ago, then poured last night, and is in the 80's bright and sunny today! It just doesnt want to make up its mind. Anyway, I love your blog. It's simple and perfect. Have a great day!

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  73. The bunting is stunning and can you ever have enough fabric????? Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  74. Now Following :) My favorite book is, well... I cant pick just one. I love Pride and Prejudice and read it every year. I also love the Belgariad series by David Eddings. And, of course, the Narnia books are some of my faves!

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  75. What a lovely name (and header photo) here on your blog. I adore that bunting! Great combo of fabrics; bright and cheery.
    cynsaw2(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  76. I love bunting! I would hang this in my bedroom. Beautiful!

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  77. G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  78. Ooooh, I love the bunting! Thanks!

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  79. Great giveaway! Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway.

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  80. Thanks for hosting. I love the bunting you created:) Those fabrics do yell "Spring," don't they??? I love the daisies:)

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  81. Whooohoooo! :)

    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  82. What an awesome bunch of stuff! I love the adorable bunting !!
    Thanks :)
    Tia
    mtrand2 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  83. The fabric and bunting are so "happy" - perfect for us southern hemisphere dwellers about to head into winter!

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  84. And I'm a follower of your blog!

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  85. What an adorable bunting! Love it!

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  86. love that bunting! thanks for the chance!
    Vanessa

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  87. Love the fabric selection! Thanks for participating in the give-away.

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  88. Such a cute bunting and perfect for outdoor summer parties! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Love the bunting and the fabric. Beautiful! Thanks so much for the opportunity :)


    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  90. I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer


    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  91. Awesome giveaway!! I looooove the bunting!

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  92. love the bunting and love that bright yellow fabric!

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  93. from Nova Scotia, Canada and it has been very wet and cold here, and your fabric made me feel warm all over.. thank you for the chance to win...lindacrosby(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  94. Thank heavens I don't have to be too clever, my mind is a little exhausted. Thank you for the chance, and just because you I'm currently making my way through the Eve Duncan novels by Iris Johansen...they are great!

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  95. I'm a new follower...sort of. I've had your blog URL in my favourites folder for quite a while and I visit on occasion. Have a great day!

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  96. Summer plans are camping in two weeks!

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  97. love the yummy fabrics. the buning is perfect for a summer party.

    Thanks

    lauri(dot)rymar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. An amazing giveaway! Thanks

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  99. Yellows! Blues! Lovely bunting! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance. :)

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  100. what pretty fabric. i love the colors and the fabric you used for the bunting. thanks.

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  101. cute giveaway! I especially love that bunting! sew sew pretty!

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  102. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    Lovely... I hope I am the lucky one..
    I loves the fabrics ^^
    No summer plan in particular..
    I am looking forward for my first baby daughter this august.. Wanted to say "hello" to her ^^
    Book I liked the most? Sewing books :)

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  103. I am following your blog :)
    Pick Me!! Pick Me!!!

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  104. love the fabrics... great giveaway

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  105. I got to fly a plane this weekend. It was International Fly Day and I got a free ride. The pilot let me steer the plane and then he did all these turns and drops. It was amazing. The blue lake and the green trees and the gorgeous sky. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. Sweet bunting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. What a cool gift. Thanks for participating in the giveaway day.

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  108. Very bright, beautiful colors!

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  109. I am an avid follower of your blog! =) xoxo

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  110. Those colors would really brighten things up around here where it's been raining all spring!

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  111. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  112. always thought about making one of those pennat banners! Cute!

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  113. I find bunting pretty irresistable! Love the cheery colours you have used in yours.

    :) debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  114. That fabric is so cheery! I can't wait to do lots of sewing this summer.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  115. lovely fabric! I guess it might be layer skirt even!

    yana.malysheva7 at gmail d0t com

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  116. buntings always make me happy. thanks!

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  117. Oh how I LOVE giveaways! thank you so much for participating :-) I will be returning to browse your blog soon! thanks for the inspiration.

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  118. Thanks for the chance to win! saradfarris at hotmail dot com

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  119. It's my birthday and I need a bunting to celebrate!

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  120. What cheerful fabric, it makes my dreary day better! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  121. I'm a new follower of your blog!

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  122. Lovely!
    Thanks for the chance :D
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

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  123. Thanks for the lovely goodies!

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  124. Thanks so much for the giveaway...as to spring or summer...here it is defo on the summer side so I'm sending some of that your way...I'm putting a link to your blog on mine. xx
    carmenvm@web.de

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  125. Your bunting is so cute and festive! I really would love to win it!

    Thank you for the chance!

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  126. Those fabrics sure are pretty. What an understatement! I'd love to be in for a chance please.
    I follow the blog

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  127. Crushing on your bunting.... so cute!

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  128. I was just saying I need more yellow in my stash the other day. I can wait to go swimming and soak up some sun!

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  129. Thanks for the great giveaway. Our summer plans include moving to a new home and taking a road trip from Mississippi to Ontario for a 50th anniversary party. Really looking forward to all of it!

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  130. thank you for a great giveaway! love the collection! It is very much summer here!

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  131. Oh, I love that bunting, but I've never motivated myself enough to make one.

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  132. This is the first I have been on your blog...You have beautiful children. You collection that you are giving away, wow, thank you for sharing.

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  133. My favorite book is "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. A little dark, I know!

    I love that bunting, it's so darling. I would put it in my little girl's room as a morning reminder of how excited we are for summer!!

    tolmema@gmail.com

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  134. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Linda V
    lvtig1 at gmail.com

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  135. That bunting is so cute!
    myheehaw at hotmail dot com

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  136. Your bunting is adorable. I am seriously considering sewing up some bunting for my wedding (as yet unplanned, but definitely in the cards!)

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  137. Thanks for not forcing me to be clever in my comment.

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  138. Those fabrics are a skirt waiting to happen! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Steph @ Tart Deco
    tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  139. Oh, bunting, and your book sounds really fun too!

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  140. Pick me, pick me :) Favorite nook of mine at this time is matched, sorry nothing clever. Love your give-a-way! Thanks for being so generous! eatkin85@hotmail.com

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  141. I am now a follower, eatkin85@hotmail.com

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  142. My summer plans are to finish and mail gifts for summer birthdays - on time - my family would be so surprised they'd fall over in shock, LOL.

    Lovely bunting and lovely fabrics - it hasn't warmed up all that much here and the sun has been in short supply, so a shot of happy and sunny fabric would be just the ticket :D

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  143. I want to teach my kids to ride a two wheel bike this summer.

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  144. You've picked out lovely fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.
    lrlriddle@gmail.com

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  145. Delightfully lovely giveaway! Those pretty fabrics are simply begging to be made into something wonderful! Here's hoping I'm the lucky winner for a change.

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  146. thanks for the giveaway! i love narnia too.

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  147. Awesome giveaway!
    brandyschell@gmail.com

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  148. Yes, we DO all love fabric (: Thanks for a great giveaway! izazbz at yahoo dot com

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  149. I am following (: Thanks again for a great giveaway! izazbz at yahoo dot com

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  150. The fabric is so adorable I can already envision making gifts for my cousins out of it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    crazyncrafty(at)gmail(dot)com

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  151. I love lemon-berry slushes from Sonic--that's my go-to summer drink. Thanks for the giveaway. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  152. Lovely giveaway - thank you for the chance to win them

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  153. These fabrics make me want to run a race atop an ostrich on a beach.

    -“The bright side of it is… that if we break our necks getting down the cliff, then we’re safe from being drowned in the river.”

    erindanne(at) gmail

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  154. That bunting is adorable!

    You can contact me at
    www.homespunhandmaiden.etsy.com
    or
    www.calledtocreativity.blogspot.com

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  155. So beautiful! I love the bunting; how fun. :)

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  156. Wow thankyou for the chance to be in the draw. SUCH lovely fabrics or that scrumptious bunting, how could girl choose!
    :)

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  157. This summer will be the first in a long time that DH isn't interning or going to school, so we will be cleaning out and organizing the Whole House. Well... that's the plan anyway, I could certainly be distracted by lovely fabrics for little girls skirts or dresses.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  158. great blog title. i am looking forward to a trip to the beach in july

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  159. Pick me! pick me! ;)
    fa11enan9e1 at yahoo dot com

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  160. Hello,
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  161. Excellent, Jessica! Love those repro prints!!

    For some reason, blogger isn't letting me sign out of our store blog (baseball cards); my personal blog is
    http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com
    Provided I can ever get back into it!!!!!!
    :)
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  162. following you . . . :)
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  163. YOUR KIDS ARE RIDICULOUSLY CUTE!!!!!!!!! WOW! I have 2 boys (ages 2 1/2 and 1)! so I know cute! :) Thanks for the chance to win such a cute giveaway! I would hang that across the top of our loft stairs! KERIHAG@YAHOO.COM P.S. My husband and I have always wanted to visit Montana...what month do you reccommend?

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  164. I became a HAPPY follower! I really like the homey feel of your blog! KERIHAG@YAHOO.COM

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  165. Ooh! That fabric would make a perfect summer skirt!

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  166. What can I say? I'm loving everything you've got in your giveaway and would be thrilled to be the recipient of your choices.

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  167. I'm liking what I see, so I've become a follower. Yippee!!

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  169. Love the bunting... making one is on my to sew list.

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  170. Pick Me, Pick me! haha, thanks for having a sense of humor about how many people are entering the huge list of giveaways! The bunting is very cute and very festive! Hope it comes home with me. Not certain what I'd make with the fabric, yet, but I'd think of something!

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