Wednesday, December 3, 2008

110th Post Giveaway!

Hello, and a hearty welcome to any new visitors who may have been pointed in this direction by the Sew Mama Sew list!

To celebrate my 110th post, and as part of Giveaway Day 2008, I'm happy to host my own little giveaway today. And, to sweeten the pot, I'll be selecting not one, but TWO winners today!

The loot, you ask?

Each winner will receive one of my homemade bags.




The first is another drawstring bag from the Amy Butler In Town Bags pattern, made from some of my favorite Flutterby fabric.



The second is a larger tote bag made from a jelly roll of the Swell line of fabrics. The pattern is the Jelly Bag pattern by Bunny Hill Designs.


This one's not quite done yet ...but don't worry, those metal clips will come off before I package it up. : )


They're not perfect, but hey -- they're made with love for my blog readers. (I never claimed to be a bag maker, and every time I try it, I swear it's the last). Oh, and I'm sure some other little goodies will make their way into these bags before they're sent out.


Now I'm sure you want to know how to win. You know the drill. Leave me a comment on this post -- nothing specific ... I'm too tired to try and think of something clever -- and I'll do the random number generator thingy. If you have a preference on which bag you'd prefer, let me know in your comment. I'll try to accommodate requests once the two winners are selected.

In keeping with Giveaway Day guidelines, entries will only be open today and I'll be picking a winner either later tonight or first thing Thursday morning. Well, because the list of giveaways is so long, the people at SMS have suggested that we keep entries open for a few days to give people a fighting chance of visiting all of the blogs. So, I'll be picking a winner later on this week ... say, Friday evening or Saturday morning? So keep those comments coming!

Good luck ... and happy Giveaway Day!

P.S. In your Giveaway travels today, be sure to stop by the Twiddletails blog and say "hi" to Anina. She didn't make it in time for the SMS list, but is hosting a giveaway of her own. Well, looks like she did, in fact, make the cut!

EDITED 12/5: I just received my 381st post (say what??!) and I am officially closing the comments to pick the winners. Stay tuned for the announcement!

383 comments:

  1. Oh please pick me pick me! I'd love to win a bag, especially the top one which I ADORE!!

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  2. John, love the bags, especially the first one.

    Your new blog header is great too!

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  3. Congrats on your 110th.

    Love both bags especially the second one. Please throw me into the post.

    Drop over to my blog as I'm in the Giveaway too.

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  4. They look great! I like the top one best of all. Just my kind of colours!

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  5. Hey, it's not the 3rd over here yet! Love the bags though!

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  6. The bags look great to me. I also loved the kids Christmas Photo's too!

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  7. Would love to win the second bag. Thank you for the giveaway.
    joycee2561 at yahoo dot com

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  8. The bags look great! I really love the second one. Congrats on 110 posts!

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  9. It would be great to win a little bag/tote.They are so lovely ans so useful.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    ullafrussedo

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  10. Hi, John-
    Happy 110th post!
    I think both bags are great and would love to win either one of them:)
    Marilyn

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  11. Congrats on the copious quantities of posts - blogs are fun, huh?

    Man, I love Tula - everything she does is right up my alley! The bag is super cute! :)

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  12. Two bags! They both look great! Congrats on the post tally - it's amazing how fast they add up :)

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  13. Please count me in on this giveaway! And congrats on your 110th post!

    I would love yo win either bag, they both looks great!

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  14. Congratulations for your 110th post!
    I love your bags and everything you sew.
    Please pick me. ;)

    Love from France

    Sylvie

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  15. oh John I would love to win one your bags
    so please enter me in your draw
    hug
    Beth

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  16. Hi John, please count me in for your giveaway! The bags look great but I especially love the Moda swell one!!

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  17. Congratulations on your 110th post John. I really enjoy your blog and have been reading for a while. Looove the bags - especially the second one. Simply scrummy fabrics.

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  18. The second bag has such a gorgeous mix of fabrics. You're doing pretty well for someone who isn't a bag makier!!

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  19. Hi John,
    Super cute bags. Happy 110th, keep the quilting and posting coming :)

    Sarah

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  20. me me me - my hands up in the air, I'm sat very politely, smiling so sweetly!!!

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  21. Enjoy your blog - love the bags!

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  22. those are adorable, I would LOVE one... thanks for the giveaway! and congrats on 110 posts!

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  23. ooo amazing bags!! sign me up!!

    glittergurl04(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Even though you profess not to be a bag maker they are great! I love the first one the colors sing to me!

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  25. Hi John, would love to win one of your bags. . .but that's not why I read your blog!

    In peace & pieces,

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  26. Love the bags. My favorite is the Flutterby. Please count me in.congrats on your blogger milestone.

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  27. I love the bags, especially the fabric choice in the drawstring one.

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  28. Hello from Italy :)
    Both bags are fantastic.
    P.S. Congrats on your 110th.

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  29. I'm just amazed a guy makes such stunning bags as you do! Pick me!!!

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  30. love the bags,any one would be great

    trixandeli@hotmail.com

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  31. Lovely bags. I would love to participate!

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  32. Oh please please please pick me!!! (Shameless begging!) I love the bags, especially the first one!!

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  33. Cute bags. I love the first one.

    Admirable late night sewing.

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  34. I'll take handmade over perfect any day!

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  35. Congrats on your 110th post Quilt Dad! Your tote bags are so cute!

    Have a happy holiday!

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  36. I love the red one. They are both gorgeous.

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  37. I love Amy Butler material and what ever the material is use for turns out so cute. I would love to win either one.

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  38. I love the Amy Butler bag. Please count me in the giveaway

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  39. I love both the bags, if I HAD to choose, it would probably be the first one.

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  40. Beautiful bags! I like the jelly roll bag.

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  41. THe bags look great! I am a fan of the Swell one my self.;)

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  42. Both beautiful! I'm crossing my fingers...

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  43. They are both gorgeous! Yay for you!

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  44. Hi, your blog was pointed out to me by another blogger. Not many men quilt so I came over to check it out today. LOL, just happens you're having a give-away. Love the idea with the second purse using jelly rolls (I've often wondered how people use those up).

    I'll come back and have a good browse when I get the time. Love the pictures of your smiling kids.

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  45. Wow, your bags are both gorgeous, but I like the first one a tiny bit better! What a generous giveaway!

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  46. I love the colors and design in the first one, especially!

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  47. Wow, those are gorgeous! I don't care which I would win, I love them both. :)

    Thanks, and Happy Holidays! (Oh, and come teach my husband how to do this, please!!!)

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  48. Hi...Wanted to be sure you were aware that I have another round of the 4 Seasons Quilt Swap in the signup process. It won't start until after the new year. More info is at www.fourseasonsquiltswap.blogsopt.com

    Margaret

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  49. I'm too tired to think of a clever comment, either, but I am craving that red one!

    Oh, and congratulations on 110 posts!

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  50. Oooohh, I'd love either bag! Here's hoping that random number generator likes me!

    And congrats on 110 posts!

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  51. Very cute bag! Hope I win, love Sew Mama Sew too!

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  52. love it! congrats on the milestone!

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  53. You make a great bag!! Either one would be wonderful.

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  54. what lovely bags! i would love to win...=)

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  55. Thanks for not making me think of something clever... I'm fresh out.

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  56. Love the colors! Thanks for the Give-Away!

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  57. i'm trying again...i'm hoping you're a winner today too. need to break that giveaway jinx! happy holidays!

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  58. Very cute. What a great gift these would make! Thanks.

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  59. Awesome looking bags! I wouild be happy with either one of these! Please add my name to the pot, thanks, Debbie (Maine)
    campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

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  60. Lovely blog! And of course your giveaway is great! I would love to be a winner of either bag, but if I had to choose a favorite it would be the second one ;)

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  61. Adorable bag and congrats on so many comments! :)

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  62. Nice bags and they sure are appreciated!
    I'm participating too in the Sew,Mama,Sew giveaway day. Go check my blog: http://infinitadiversidade.blogspot.com

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  63. i would be thrilled with either bag!

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  64. Cute bags! I must admit, I'm partial to the Swell.

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  65. and i didn't even notice..your are practically my neighbor (i live in raleigh).

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  66. cool i want to win. please. merry christmas!

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  67. Wow...your bags are great! This is my first visit to your blog...and I'm impressed (I came over from Twiddledetails)! I'll be stopping by again!

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  68. you are so creative!! i like the first one. Congrats on 110!

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  69. Such cute bags - count me in!

    ltenhage@gmail.com

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  70. Love both bags and your blog! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. they are both lovely. thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. I love the first bag... So amazing!

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  73. Love the bag with all the blues! Happy 110th post!

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  74. Well, you know what I want...*S*

    One (or two) of those Tarheel chocolates.
    ...yummmmmmm

    Cute bags too.....

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  75. I'm having so much fun visiting all these blogs on give-away day!

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  76. LOVE LOVE them!! The second one is my fav! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. What great bags! I'm slowly teaching myself to sew and hopefully quilt and hope I'll be making bags like these soon.

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  78. THEY ARE BOTH LOVELY! PLEASE ADD ME!

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  79. love that flutterby bag - so, so, SO cute!

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  80. I love them both! They are both adorable and of course they are made from Moda Fabrics... gotta love it! It is so good to see a guy sewing... not too many of you out there!

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  81. The fun has arrived! I love the second bag (ok i love them both but the second one speaks to me :0)

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  82. I love your first one! It shouts, "B"
    What lucky winners you are going to have!

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  83. Very nice, John...I didn't know you made bags!

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  84. Sign me up! If I am chosen as one of the lucky winners, I would like the 2nd bag (Swell fabric - jelly bag).

    Thanks! Fingers crossed!
    Jen :)

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  85. I found your blog through twiddletails, I LOVE that you quilt! My husband always tells me he wants to make a quilt, and I hope you'll give him the inspiration to do it! Great blog and giveaway! ALlison

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  86. oh, I love those bags!!
    kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

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  87. Please count me in! Love your work. Merry Christmas

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  88. Both bags are really cute! I am going to have to start stopping by your blog!

    shawnamariehenry at yahoo.com

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  89. Those bags are great! I hope I win!

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  90. Hi John,
    I think you are awesome! A quilter dad with two twin girls... how lucky are they?!!! Don't worry about the bags. What have you got to work toward, if you're perfect already? I love the one done in swell fabrics the best.

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  91. Why would you want to give up making bags? They look great

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  92. Wonderful bags -- Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!

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  93. cute cute cute I love those color combinations

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  94. What lovely bags! I'm so glad I found your blog!

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  95. Your bags rock. Please enter me in the giveaway. :)

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  96. I love these! Either is perfect, but I think I prefer the second!

    Thanks!!

    anthonlm01(at)aol(dot)com

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  97. great bags, my oldest son loves his intown bag for his cars

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  98. Love the blue.
    But both are great!
    Rane and kids
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    iremembersleep@yahoo.com

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  99. I love those bags, so darn cute!

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  100. These are lovely bags - I especially like the first one.

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  101. I love the amy butler bag! I hope I win :)

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  102. Those bags are AWESOME!! I'm just so sure that I'll win, you might as well just package one up and send it on over! ;-)
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  103. I love Give Away Day! It's my favoritest day EVER!

    Those bags are ADORABLE! I'm such a bag addict anyway. This would just be a way to keep my partner from getting upset that I've bought yet another!

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  104. Oh I love love LOVE them both! I don't think I could choose a favorite - Surprise me when I win hehe!!

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  105. I love how cheerful the second one looks :)

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  106. love the bags. Happy holidays!

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  107. I think those are so cute and it is really neat to meet a fellow lover of quilts.
    Lou
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/watalulu

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  108. These are both fantastic! If I had to choose, I think I'd go for the bolder colors in the top one! Wow!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  109. Wow - a quilting dad. Am so proud of you - these are totally cute. Thanks for participating and please count me in!

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  110. I love both bags and the flutterby fabric. And I love learning about a dad who quilts.

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  111. I love these bags. Awesome colors. Great give away. Please count me in!

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  112. I love both the bags and it is so good to see more men crafting- don't give up making those bags they are awesome!

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  113. Those bags are gorgeous! I love the summery blue one... great work.

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  114. Love the bags! Love your blog!

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  115. I am coveting your first bag. Thanks for including me in the giveaway.

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  116. Your bags are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  117. I love the second bag. Very nice.

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  118. I can't believe I've never read your blog before! Now I've added it to my favs!

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  119. Your bags are super cute! Congrats on 110 posts! :D

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  120. Happy aniversary. I would like to win the top one!!!

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  121. Hopefully the random number generator works in my favor :) Thanks for getting me hooked on the fabric website you linked to at the end of your post. The LAST thing I need is another fabric site to get addicted to!!!! I love following your blog. keep up the good work

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  122. John: You are an inspiration. I've noticed your quilt reference on other blogs - you are a busy man!
    Congrats on your 110th post!

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  123. I love the greenish bag, its beautiful!

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  124. The bags are beautiful!

    kcpearls at yahoo dot com

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  125. look at you, Mr. Bag Maker! Love 'em...want 'em!!!

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  126. HOLY Moses John, look at all the comments!! Ok, I'm in the pool too dude! Both bags are lovely, but I do really love the colors of that flutterby fabric *drool drool*

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  127. Lovely bags! I especially like the second one!

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  128. Sign me up! I like that first bag the best.

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  129. What cute bags! I like them both!

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  130. Love to see another Dad out there quilting and sewing! My Dad taught me how to sew and bought me my first machine. People give me a strange look when I tell them that my Dad taught me my "mad skillz".

    Love your fab bags & your great choice of fabrics! Good luck!

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  131. Love those bags!! The first one is fabulous. (markusandemily@hotmail.com)

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  132. both of your bags are just beautiful!

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  133. You have a blog! I added you to my blogroll.

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  134. OH MY GOSH... this is too cute... I wanna win!!!

    :)
    carol

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  135. Darling bags! I am especially fond of the second one!

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  136. those bags are great- some of my favorite fabrics! thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  137. Hey, I am so happy there is a man in this give away!!!

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  138. Congrats on your blog! I would love to win the Amy Butler bag! Great giveaway!! Happy Holidays John!
    jodym7@yahoo.com

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  139. You always make such beautiful bags for your giveaways! Congrats on 110 posts! wow! I really like your second bag a lot! The cute handles are too hard to resist!

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  140. What lovely bags, and happy Giveaway Day!

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  141. Love the bags, I'm to scared to even try and make one!

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  142. Great job with the bags! I love the first one.

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  143. I love the first one! it is amazing!!

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  144. Oooh, I love the red bag! :) But I could find a happy home for either.
    Thanks for being generous!

    Naomi
    http://killerbeedesigns.com

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  145. I'd love to win one of your bags!
    Thank you for keeping your giveaway open for another day! :)

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  146. I Love both bags, and #2 would be my first choice!

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  147. i love these bags, especially the second. nice work!

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  148. I love the first one! Great crafting.

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  149. Those bags are adorable, I love them both!

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  150. Well aren't you the clever girl! Love the bags, and happy to have found your blog!

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  151. Did I say girl? Well, dang, guess I messed up there, didn't I? Okay, kill me now. And bring me another drink while you're at it. :)

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  152. Wonderful bags! I'd be happy with either one! :)

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  153. Love the bags- great job! And I'm going to have to look for some of the fabric on that second one!
    keladry95 (at) mac (dot) com

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  154. I love the bottom bag it is so cute!

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  155. those would be great as part of a Christmas gift :)

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  156. Hi - your bags a so pretty - I would be proud to use it.

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  157. Well, your comment on the craftster lap quilt swap board sent me over here. Consider me entered!

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  158. Both your bags look great but especially the first one. Your fabric choices really stand out.

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  159. I would love to have either bag-they're lovely.
    josilva3 at yahoo dot com

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  160. I like both bags but especially like the first.

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  161. um i LOVE the drawstring bags!!! pretty please pick me!!

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  162. these bags are both completely adorable!

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  163. I LOVE both bags, a wonderful give away! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  164. Love the bags. Especially the first one.

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  165. I'd love to win the first bag!

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  166. Love the bags!!!
    Definitely adore the first bag!!

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  167. I'd be proud to sport either bag! I would proudly brag that they were made by a crafting blogging guy!

    Cheers,
    Tracey

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  168. Sweet bags, and I'm definitely adding your blog to my google reader so I can come back again!

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  169. Gorgeous combinations of colours. I dore the last one.

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  170. Adria (whoopdedoo_5)December 3, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    hey there! love that top bag! :)I feel lucky too! lol

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  171. gosh those bags are so cute! I want one!!

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  172. I LOVE the first bag! Congrats on the 110th post!!

    PS: I'm kaishabackwards on craftster.

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  173. I love both bags but blue is my favorite color. I think you did a great job.

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  174. I love the top bag. You make great bags!

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  175. I love those bags, especially the In-Town. I've contemplated making it but can't quite work up the nerve.

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  176. Hi! Those bags are beautiful; I think I like the second one best of all.

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  177. Your blog is my favorite new discovery so far, great work, thank you!!

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  178. Beautifuls bags - especially the first one! =)
    Great colours!

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  179. the bags are great, love the fabric combo.
    thank you for the giveaway

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