Monday, May 17, 2010

The Sew Mama Sew & Big Birthday Giveaway

It's time once again for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day - and it's on my Sister's Birthday...


I only have one sister - and I tell everyone that she's just like me - only 100 times nicer...

...I could go on and on with stories about her - and she would smile or nod or roll her eyes by the time I had uttered the first few words...

...like the time we shared ONE pair of flip flops to walk down our LONG gravel driveway from Nanny's house to ours - holding hands and hobbling along - and switching shoes and feet every few yards...

...or the time when we had stayed up late and watched 'the BLOB' and were too scared to sleep alone - so we piled into one bed...me pretending that I was just doing it to comfort her...

...or the time when we were teenagers and I remembered about midnight that I needed a cake for my Home Ec class the next day - and she stayed up and baked a beautiful coconut cake for me to take to my class...

...well - you get the idea...

...and because she's got a BIRTHDAY coming up - and because she's so wonderful and YOU all are too - I thought I'd make TWO of each of her little pressies and give them to some of you...

There are 5 little handmade goodies going into her present...

#1 - a little covered notepad - there are two of these (the grey one went to Karen) - so I'll draw 2 names from the comments on this post - and the first one will get to pick first...



#2 - A little headband - I posted about them here

The green one is hers - because it goes so well with her lovely auburn hair...

...and the pink one will go to one of you - just leave a comment...

#3 - A hand knit dishcloth - from my latest pattern here - they're exactly alike - so just leave a comment here...


#4 - A self storing shopping bag - I posted about them here and here...

The pink one goes to my sweet sister and the wallpaper print one to one of my faithful followers - just because y'all are so AWESOME - always stopping by and commenting - if you're not a follower yet - just click the link to follow and I'll include you in that drawing...

#5 - A vintage cloth apron made to match one that belonged to my Nanny - for this one you have to be a follower of the Vegan Version...

...the vintage one is Karen's - of course...

...but the prototype will go to a follower from The Vegan Version
There aren't a lot of followers there - so jump on in and follow The Vegan Version - we have lots of fun over there too...

There you have it - lots of chances to win - if you're a follower already and want to be included in the comment drawings - don't forget to leave a comment here...

And you can even get another entry - just by posting about the giveaway on your own blog - just come back and leave another comment - YAY! for lots of chances to win!

...Oh - and if you follow Affectioknit or the Vegan Version through another reader - just leave a comment and let me know and you'll be included in the follower drawings as well...

176 comments:

  1. Oooh okay so enter me in the contest for the notebook!

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  2. I would also like the dishcloth!

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  3. And the shopping bag :)

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  4. I follow you in my google reader too :)

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  5. Ok, I'm a little confused with all the options - I think I'm just a little giddy with all the SMS giveaways though! I am following you - cos I LOVED your tube turning tutorial. Thanks again!

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  6. Hi there

    Love your giveaways!!

    I am following you on both your blogs!!

    Thanks :)

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  7. Love the giveaway prizes! I'm a sucker for a notebook, but I'm starting an apron collection, so I'm sure I'll be happy no matter what.

    Thanks!

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  8. Wow what a great giveaway! Love the dishcloth. Thanks for participating in SMS giveaway day. And thanks for entering me!

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  9. Love the notebook idea!!!
    And the dish cloth!
    Please enter me in!!
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  10. i love them all. :) :) me me me!

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  11. Thank you so much for the opportunity! I LOVE reusable shopping bags, and crocheted dishcloths, and Lutherans :o) Seriously, I am one!

    kelli.staggs@gmail.com

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  12. I'm not sure where you wanted us to post but i like the aprons, and the notebooks, Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. hi! I'm a new follower! I'd be happy with anything I won!

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  14. Ohhhhhh I hope I win the apron. But, I would be happy with any of your wonderful items! Headbands are CUTE!
    Following both blogs : )
    shawnnahouseholder at gmail

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  15. hey teresa!

    you know i read you (almost) every day. i think that counts as following. :)

    i'd be happy with any of your lovely prizes!

    and your lucky sister! she's going to get one fun birthday box!

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  16. wow!! what a a lot of giving!! those notebooks look really fun as do the shopping bags...what a neat idea!

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  17. I'd love to win the apron. Have now become a follower of The Vegan Version - which is so handy by the way, because my boyfriend is vegan.

    Thanks.

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  18. You are very talented and so creative. These are all so darling.

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win. The notebook cover is great - I love having a small notebook in my purse at all times.

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  20. Great stuff - not sure if there needs to be separate comments for everything...but I love everything!!! Email is jlrowan@charter.net. Thanks and have a great day!

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  21. i like the notebooks :-)
    kiwi living in vienna***
    mail@cheekyapple.com

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  22. Everything looks great! Count me in...

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  23. lovely giveaway! You have some great items here - the washcloth pattern is something I'm going to have give a knit! :)

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  24. I do follow you too :)

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  25. I'd love to win the pink headband. Thanks.

    ninjaeema (at) aol (dot) com

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  26. Love the notebook, headband, dish cloth... I love how the shopping bag folds up small enough to slip in your handbag... I'd be happy to win any of them...

    Lisa

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  27. loving all of your giveaway items! especially the apron, i'm in desperate need of one!! :) thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Hi there,

    What lovely goodies you have to offer -- thanks for the chance to win one of them! :)

    Greetings from Munich,
    Birgit

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  29. First ~ Happy Birthday to your sister. I'm sure she'll love those goodies, especially that apron.

    And of course, I'd love to win some of those items. Thank you for the great little gifties we can win.

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  30. Lucky sister. Great little prizes. Lots to look at here. Thanks for the chance.

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  31. Those fabric covered notebooks are darling! I'm a addict of office supplies, so this would be a good companion for me. :)

    limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Oh these are fabulous. I'm not sure if you want seperate comments or just one (looks like you got a combination of both)! But I love most of your offerings so I won't be picky. But the notebooks (especially the green one) and the aprons are definitely my thing!

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  33. Thank you for holding this giveaway :)

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  34. wow - what a lot of options! that's awesome.

    i love those notebooks!

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  35. wow, so super generous. you've got a gazillions giveaways going on and i couldn't finish my project in time for even one! i love the notebooks and headbands!

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  36. 100 times? Mmmm!

    Will you get the chance to see her on her birthday? Bet there will be some phone time used if not.

    Have you heard the song - 'Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.....'

    The Beverley Sisters sang it here, very amusing.

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  37. Great goodies. I know your sister will be pleased and whoever wins the rest will be happy too!

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  38. I love the aprons! Just started following you today!

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  39. Love what you have!

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  40. So hard to choose....how about the cute notebook! thanks

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  41. Beautiful stuff!!

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  42. I'm a follower and I think all of the things are so cute especially the notebook and the apron!

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  43. Great giveaway! Love the notebook cover and dishcloth!

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  44. What a sweet post! Happy birthday to your sister!

    I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the notebook and the dishcloth.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  45. Wow! What a great giveaway! I will be checking out your washcloth pattern.

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  46. Cute... Love it!

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  47. So many great giveaway prizes! Love love the pink headband!

    sallybway at suddenlink dot net

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  48. Oooh! Lot's of give aways, lot's of beautiful and wonderful give aways!

    I would love any of the items listed!

    Yay!!

    Lori
    kirudaze@gmail.com

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  49. Oh, and I subscribe to both blogs.

    Lori
    kirudaze@gmail.com

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  50. Oh, and I blogged about you too...http://partylootbag.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaways.html

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  51. what a wonderful gift for you sister! Love it all!!!

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  52. You've got some great little items. I'd love to win them all!

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  53. love the notebooks!

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  54. I love them all...
    thanks for sharing.

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  55. Oh! That little green notepad is so pretty! Love it.

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  56. I love the notebooks and headbands! All of your projects are darling though.

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  57. would like them all, lol. Would love the apron or the notebook.
    nyjaimedoo@gmail.com

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  58. I love everything! I love the green headband...it must be the redheaded thing to like green. But, the pink one is also lovely. I am so glad I discovered your blog. What talent you have!

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  59. I would love to enter. I am 9, and I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, too.

    I'm feeling lucky today.

    sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

    Thanks so much,
    Emily
    www.sewingsister.blogspot.com


    love the note books

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  60. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!! ashlee.stricklin@gmail.com

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  61. Your sister is lucky to be getting such thoughtful creative things from you! I would like to win the notebook.

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  62. I would also like a chance to win the shopping bag. Thank you so much.

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  63. beautiful gifts, happy birthday to your sis :D

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  64. Notepads are so cute but the headbands are awesome too. Please enter me in. Thanks!

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  65. thanks for the giveaway, I just followed you!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  66. Wow, I'm deeply impressed!
    Would be so nice to be the lucky one.

    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia

    frauknopf@gmx.de

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  67. Notepad, headband, or self storing bag. They are all great! What awesome stuff you've made to give away! Love the washcloth too!

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  68. wonderful things you are giving!

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  69. lovely giveaway...thanks for the chance!

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  70. I would be happy with any of this!

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  71. I love those cute notebooks! And I love just how much you love your sister. :)

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  72. As for that cute headband, my daughters would love it, although I would be borrowing it regularly, he he.

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  73. I just realised that I'm very confused about how many times we're supposed to post - sorry!

    I am enjoying finding lots of new blogs through the SMS giveaway. You can enter a giveaway at my blog too if you have the time!

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  74. Lovely giveaways! Thanks for your generosity!

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  75. I'd love to have the doily or the dishcloth!

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  76. would love to have this! sign me up!

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  77. wow what a lucky sister! I'd love to win any one of your creations!

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  78. How beautiful! Happy Birthday to your sweet sister. :)

    Jenny
    jenny(@)ykwc(.)net

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  79. neat stuff! new follower.

    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Susan

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  80. Wow, you've been busy making lots of stuff to giveaway! I love it all - great job!

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  81. i love the notebooks so cute - thanks for the chance!

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    i am also participating in the giveaway, id love for you to visit me also and enter:
    http://jkcreations1.blogspot.com/2010/05/world-giveaway-day.html

    Thanks

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  82. UM UM UM... Notebook hehe You don;t make it easy!!

    xo Steph

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  83. I love it all!! Do I have to choose?

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  84. I'd love to be included in the covered notebook giveaway contest!
    thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

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  85. Those headbands are ADORABLE, enter me for those, please!!

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  86. The notebooks are such a great idea!! I am new at this blogging and would love to start out as a winner!!

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  87. All very cute!! Thanks for giving!stacyjj3@yahoo

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  88. What a sweet sister! Your presents rock. I especially love your little reusable tote.

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  89. I love the notebook and the reusable bag. Thanks for the chance.

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  90. And now I am following your lovely blog too!

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  91. Love it all but especially the notebook

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  92. Like the notebooks. I'm always looking for scratch paper, and this is much prettier. Heidi.netzrupke@gmail.com

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  93. Hi - we would love to enter for the pink headband - it's gorgeous!

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  94. lovely! i would like to be surprised!

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  95. I love all you crafting , so clever!

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  96. I am now a follower ;)

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  97. And now a follower of the vegan blog ;)

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  98. Happy Birthday to your sister! I am an apron afficionado, and I love your apron!

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  99. I follow the vegan version.

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  100. I love the pony tail holder. Great for summer!

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  101. Happy to follow you!

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  102. What a lot of things in your giveaway! Good luck to all

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  103. I would love the headband and the shopping bag! kwarmelink@gmail.com

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  104. What a great giveaway ! I love the notebooks...

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  105. What a great idea!!
    Today is my youngest son's 16th birthday

    Gill

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  106. Beautiful items!

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  107. I love the aprons! And all the wonderful things you've made!

    caityshinnick@gmail.com

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  108. hello once again!
    i can't believe we met last giveaway day! i love when you visit my blog and leave a comment!
    too bad i'm not giving anything away, right? i'll have to make ammends soon!!!
    i loved the stories about your sister :)

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  109. How generous of you! Everything is so lovely!

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  110. So many fun things to win! I want them all!

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  111. Such great stuff.... and very generous.... I am a total follower of yours :) LOL
    Thanks so much... keeping my fingers crossed!

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  112. I love those notebooks and I'm a sucker for a headband (with my new long hair look :) )

    fruitandfoliage@gmail.com

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  113. So many options!!
    I'll take whatever I can get - but the dishcloth is so pretty!

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  114. Love the notebooks. Thanks for the chance to win.
    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. What a fun giveaway. Happy Birthday to your sis. Thanks for the chance.

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  116. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  117. Cute stuff! I love it all!

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  118. wow awesome giveaway....

    Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine!
    http://tinyurl.com/34k4cgd

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  119. oh my gosh... you are amazing. and so talented! this is such a neat giveaway!

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  120. and I'm a follower :) how could I NOT be!?!

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  121. wow! i love them all- does that count? thanks for the chance to win. (i have a sister like that too)

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  122. I follow through google friendand love this great giveaway!Nice list of prizes!cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  123. love the gifts for your sister. The note pads are so cute

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  124. So glad to have found the Vegan Version! Would love to win either the little notebook or a dishcloth.

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  125. crafty heavan; you are so clever!

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  126. How wonderfully sweet! I would love to win any of your awesome crafts!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    rayamashita (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  127. Great giveaway!
    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity.

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  128. What a wonderful giveaway. Love the notebook.

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  129. love all the items you're giving away! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  130. What a wonderful giveaway...they are all such great items. Your sister is so lucky to get them all! Thank you for the chance to win! beth.dodd@att.net

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  131. I love your notebooks!

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  132. Those covered notebooks are super cute!

    Ashley.
    acalder@cogeco.ca

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  133. Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize--I like them all!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!
    ♥♥

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  134. What a fantastic give away! I hope I will be the lucky winner! :-)

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  135. I´m following!!

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  136. I´m following the vegan version also. camistewart@hotmail.com

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  137. I really love the headbands and the aprons!!!! Thanks for entering me in those giveaways! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  138. This is great. I would like to be entered in the contest for the apron. Lately I've been wanting lots of aprons to cook in.

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  139. Great gifts! Aren't sisters wonderful? I have 3.
    Thanks for the chance to win great prizes!

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  140. I'd love a chance to win the notebook, shopping bag or dishcloth!

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  141. Wow you sound like a really interesting person! I'll be sticking around (Bloglines) to learn more about you - and that dishcloth pattern too! I've just started making them and I'm hooked (please pardon the pun LOL)

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  142. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  143. This is the best giveaway ever! Add me in!

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  144. Fun giveaway! I love them all! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  145. What great items! I really like the notebook. You do lovely work.

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  146. I am a follower.

    thank you

    atchisonsteph@gmail.com

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  147. I'd love to win any of these, please enter me!

    thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

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  148. My daughter asked me to enter some of these giveaways for her since her computer is not working... she said I could even win something for my wife in some of the contest
    I hope I am doing the entering the right way. Tom in Florida
    tcsean(at)aol(dot)com

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  149. What fun stories about your sister! I would love to win the notebook or dishcloth or shopping bag. I subscribe to your feed in my reader, too.

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  150. Love your work. Thanks for offering the goodies!

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  151. I love to win anyof the prizes. The notebooks are so cute and so is the apron and the dish cloth. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    vida.forrest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  152. Wow - so many things! I would be happy with any of those things. :)

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  153. I love the giveaways and I am thrilled to find a new veggie blog!

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  154. i've followed both your blogs...

    happy birthday to your sis...shes very lucky to have u, who loved her very deeply...

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  155. What a great sister you are! I'd love to be adopted as your other sister! Well, barring that, I'd love to win your giveaway for a covered notebook. Can never have enough of those! thevanandthecart[at]gmail[dot]com

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  156. I would love the notebook! :)

    bubblesandtumbles [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  157. Please enter me for the dishcloth, the notebook and the shopping bag. I signed up as a follower for the other two.

    You do beautiful work and I'm sure your sister will be thrilled.

    Thanks so much for your giveaways!

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  158. cool! (and happy birthday sis!) love all the sewn goodies! off to see and follow, as a fellow vegan it sounds interesting!

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  159. I love all your goodies - you are incredibly creative!
    I would love the shopping bag or the headband.

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  160. Love all your giveaways....especially the adorable headband! And....love your blog!!

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  161. I am following the vegan version! :) fab_ulous at yahoo dot com

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  162. the notebooks are just gorgeous! And I LURRRRVE the apron :) fab_ulous at yahoo dot com

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  163. How fun! What a great sister (and blogging friend) you are!

    ashleycardon@yahoo.com

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  164. Thanks! Love all the gifts you are offering.

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  165. I love them all!

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  166. CUte Notebooks and dishcloths! Thanks for entering my giveaway at thebigboat! This has been a fabulous week!

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  167. Aww, what a sweet sister you are! You make me want to hug mine right now. :) Oh, and I'm all about that apron and that dishcloth!

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