Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - CLOSED

Hello folks - and welcome to any people who have popped over here from Sew Mama Sew for the Giveaway Day extravaganza!!!


My little blog is where I share my adventures into learning to sew - both clothes and accessories. Feel free to browse around and see what I've been up to over the last year or so. I have a couple of fun tutorials as well - so do check them out, and if you try them I'd love to share the results on here too.

But, let's get down to the goods shall we?! Without further ado, here are the goodies up for grabs in the giveaway today:


Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol
1 length of baby blue gathered lace
1 length of Scandinavian style ribbon
1 bag of multi-colour beads
1 bag of baby blue beads

So the main event is the wonderful book by Amy Karol: Bend the Rules Sewing. Here is the blurb about the book from Amazon:

Author Amy Karol brings stitchers everywhere a down-to-earth introduction to sewing, including thirty projects so adorable and cool they'll inspire anyone to pick up a needle and thread. Written with Amy's characteristic warmth and flair, you'll find information on basic equipment and supplies, advice on choosing and using fabrics and a fantastic section on techniques. In addition, Amy walks readers through easy, inspiring patterns designed for the fashion-savvy crafter. Playful, modern projects, which include pillows, aprons and purses, help novices master sewing skills while providing immediate sewing gratification and confidence. Best of all, Amy explains whats easy, whats hard and when not to sweat the small stuff. With its best-friend tone, solid reference section and super cute projects, this is the introduction to sewing that you wont want to be without. 

There really are so many brilliant, fun, quick and easy projects in the book.Why don't you check out the Flickr page to see some of the things people have made from the book.

If you would like to be in for a chance to get your hands on these goodies then leave me a comment below telling me what crafty things you plan to do this Summer and/or tell me about you own blog if you have one, as I'd love to discover new blogs. I will ship Internationally, so everyone is welcome to enter - the more the merrier! The giveaway is open until the end of the day on Wednesday 25th May. After that I will pick a winner using the Random Number Generator and will announce it on Friday 27th May.

Good Luck!

***Thanks everyone - this giveaway is now CLOSED***

179 comments:

  1. Hurray for giveaways! :)
    This summer I plan on sewing lots of dresses and skirts :) And also doing some winter knitting so I have a nice selection of mittens etc to choose from when it gets cold :)
    Ashley x

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  2. Looks like an interesting book! My craft plans for summer involve sewing a few trousers and blouses, as I lack those. However, I'm moving house soon so might also indulge in some home decor sewing.

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  3. I hope to make many many dresses and skirts for my 2 girls.

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  4. I'm planning to start experimenting and sewing myself new clothes this summer :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Thanks for the great giveaway, the book looks great! I notice you entered mine, but you are a no-reply blogger. Check here:

    http://www.pleasant-home.com/2010/12/so-exciting-less-no-reply-bloggers.html

    to fix it before you enter any more!

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  6. Looks like a great book. I've only taken up sewing this year and my plans for the summer are to make a few bits and pieces for the kids from my 2 precious Ottobre mags.

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  7. Oooh, you said the magic word - beads. I'm also very attracted to the sound of Scandinavian style ribbon!

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  8. What a lovely blog. I'm adding you to my google reader.

    This summer I'd like to make some clothes on my own sewing machine that I wear regularly outside the house. Hopefully.

    And my blog is here if you want to look (and enter my giveaway perhaps?) http://www.mooncalfmakes.co.uk/

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  9. Oh, yes please,do come and visit my blog. It's letters between myself and my dear friend Annie and is filled with our adventures in all things crafty.
    http://nimblefingersandsteadyeyebrows.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the giveaway. Laura x

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  10. I just became obsessed with sewing a few months ago. My blog is about mothering babies and my crafts, as they come up. It's mainly in Greek but some of my new mothering posts are in English. Come,read and say hello, you're most welcome!
    Thanks for this
    Sophia

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  11. What a great giveaway. My little crafting blog is at
    dianneslittlecorner.blogspot.com

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  12. Another new sewist here. I started after I got a machine for Christmas and I am obsessed too. I'm currently sewing/refashioning like mad for Me-Made-June, but once that calms down, I'll be crafting with the kids this summer and making some toys/objects/last minute vacation clothes for them. I would LOVE to win the Amy Butler book. And I'm hosting a giveaway too, over at www.twolittlecabbagesandcie.blogspot.com. A bientot!

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  13. Thanks for the generous giveaway - the book looks great! This summer, I'm going to be building my dressmaking confidence. I've only recently started to sew properly, with zips and everything. My mum helped me to draft a pattern from a favourite a-line skirt, and I've bought some gorgeous fabric from Ikea. I'm looking forward to it!

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  14. Love the ribbon and beads. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Amongst other things I would like to finally make my baby girl a quilt the type you can buy at white company. They look simple, although i bet I will regret say that lol.

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  16. What a cool sounding book! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas and I'm starting my very first quilt!

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  17. This summer I am working on more free party printables to share at my blog and currently looking for new ways to use cupcake toppers. If you have some ideas, you're always welcome to share :)

    http://babalisme.blogspot.com/2011/05/eureka.html

    nice knowing your blog too!

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  18. Would love to win!
    I have a blog where I post crafty things, sewing projects (I'm a beginner!!), fave etsy shops, party planning, etc.

    For this summer I hope to complete a quilt!

    zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

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  19. What a great book & package! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  20. Great set! Thx for the chance to win:)

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  21. I'm sewing all sorts of baby and children sized clothing this summer. hoping to sell eventually :-)

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  22. I'm making a king size quilt! I think I'm going to quilt it myself, too!

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  23. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  24. I'd like to finish mending some things, and then make a new steampunk outfit. However, my desire is outpacing my time available!

    needlegrrl at gmail

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  25. I just hope I can find time this summer to craft. I want to teach my oldest to machine sew.

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  26. I don't have any specific crafty plans, more sewing, crochet, jewellery making and a dabble in some new-to-me crafts hopefully. Come and have a look - http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.com and come soon as I'm having a giveaway for SMS too!

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  27. What a wonderful giveaway! I write a lot about my two little boys on my blog, interspersed with some adventures into sewing and our new life in Brisbane.

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  28. i plan on making children's toys!

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  29. Thank you! If it ever stops raining my daughters, some friends and I are going to paint a mural on the back of our garage! I've been mulling it over in my head for a couple years and we need to do it! It will be on my blog when it happens: http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com I post about random things as well as the quilts and crafts I make.

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  30. My sewing plans for the summer? Dresses lot and lots of summer sun dresses.

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  31. I finally have all the "gift' quilts done. time for some me-quilting. gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  32. Lovely lovely giveaway, would love that book! I've lots of quilts planned for the summer - in fact, I have a summer sewing project going on over at my blog and on Flickr for people to join on a linky and have some fun...why don't you join in :-)

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  33. This summer I plan to sew some new slipcovers for my dining room chairs. exciting, i know LOL!

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  34. 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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  35. I am going to finish a quilt I started for my son TWO YEARS AGO!

    alisonDblanchard [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  36. I plan on making a baby quilt for my friend's baby boy due this fall :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. This summer I hope to try and sew some clothes for myself for the first time on my shiny new sewing machine. Also I hope to get busy making gifts for christmas for that more personal touch than buying stuff at the store. My blog is:
    http://crazyncrafty.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    crazyncrafty (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. This summer is the summer I learn to sew. And finish that knit baby blanket.

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  39. Wow that book looks fantastic! I'm coming into winter. . . so my blog is just my journey learning to do all sorts of crafty things.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sarah @ Kiwi Gets Crafty
    http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  40. ooo love that book! thanks for the chance :)
    mandicoulter@gmail.com

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  41. I plan on quilting my daughters quilt. The plan is to re-do her room for christmas and the quilt will go on her new big girl bed.

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  42. great book, would love to own it! This summer, I will sew something JUST FOR ME! perhaps a dress or a fall jacket.

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  43. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tarapage22(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. How awesome!!

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. my blog is here : http://thecraftingfiend.blogspot.com/

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  46. I'm going to work on reducing my stash of both fabric and yarn!
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  47. My crafty projects for this summer include a little fuzzy wuzzy flannel Dr. Seuss quilt for my little boy! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. I hope to make lots of clothes for my daughter, finish a couple of quilts and do lots of crafts with my kids.

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  49. Hello from windy Ireland. My crafting plans for the summer involve getting to know my brand new sewing machine, hopefully to make myself at least a skirt! So exploring all these blogs today is proving very inspiring, thanks for getting involved.

    Una

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  50. My project for this summer is to sew cloth diapers for my little one and fall clothes for my big one.

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  51. Looked at that book at the library - would love to own it. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  52. I love the name of your blog, it's fab! This summer i'll be quilting for the numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that will be arriving this year. It's a bit of a baby boom in our family!

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  53. My plans are to go quilt retreat with my QFF's. We have so much fun! You are welcome to come on over and visit (my blog) quiltingmelodies.blogspot.com

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  54. Thank you for the chance to win! :)
    I am planning a green linen/rayon blend dress that i would like to embelish with some hand painted leaves and beads so if i win this giveaway...It would be perfect ;)

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  55. I'd love this book- teaching myslef :)

    candy at fiber dot net

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  56. Hello from Galway! I'm planning to finish 3 quilts this summer

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  57. My plan is to finally learn how to make the proper A-line skirt.

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  58. Great giveaway! That book is on my wishlist. I have a blog. It is:

    quarterinched.blogspot.com

    I just started it a few weeks ago and am loving it!

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  59. A few days ago I created a new sewing blog of my own, and I am excited to showcase what I've made in terms of sewing, crafts, and among other things: Cut, Sew, & Repeat
    :)

    Awesome giveaway though :)

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com :)

    thanks!

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  60. I've been craving that book -- great giveaway items! My crafty plan for the summer is to reorganize my craft area (create one, really) and embark on some serious stash knitting, items yet to be determined. Probably scarves. My favorite thing to knit!

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  61. I need to make a bag for myself - to take to the park! Please visit me (and my giveaway) at apparently.org.

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  62. This looks like an awesome book, thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. I plan to sew some bloomers for my new baby (2 weeks old!) this summer! This would be lovely to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Hadn't heard of that book - but it sounds fun! I've declared this UFO finishing summer - then I can start fall w/ a clean sewing room:-)

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  65. I started learning to sew last year and my friend and I have a blog http://ontopofalilypad.blogspot.com - we are down in New Zealand :)

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  66. I plan to sew clothes for my baby boy this summer :)

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  67. Would love to be entered pretty please, thank you!
    Rachel

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  68. I'm a teacher so I'm sooooo looking forward to the whole summer off so I can spend time with my boys AND craft AND blog AND read . . . . can't wait!

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  69. this summer, I'll be crafting practical items for our house: new curtains for the kitchen and a bedroom, sofa cushions, little things for the children. I have wanted to check out Bend the Rules sewing for a while, and would be very excited to win this! Thanks for hosting!

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  70. This is a great book; I would love to add it to my library. Tote bags and pj pants are the order of the day this summer. wmslro@msn.com

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway. It's lovely.



    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

    blackcoffeequilts.blogspot.com

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  72. My plans for crafting this summer include beach bags for the whole family

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  73. Hi, Im a new sewer, quilter, blogger etc. I just made my first quilt 2 months ago and now I am addicted to buying fabric. So my plans this summer are to learn more and try new projects and quilt alongs :)

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  74. I'm in Melbourne, Australia and wishing it was almost summer instead of winter!

    My crafting aims for the moment are to finish off a felt flower "in the hoop" wreath, sew some cute plushies from Nelly Pailloux's "Felties" and sew a stack of fabric cuffs for my stores.

    I blog at http://twocheekymonkeysdesigns.blogspot.com

    :) Deb

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  75. I am going to sew things for my 2 year old grandson. He is super cute and he needs super cute stuff.

    mail1999@gmail.com

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  76. What a great giveaway! I have so many projects in my brain, I never can tell you all. But you can visit my blog and look at the projects, I´ve made before. leobambina.blogspot.com

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  77. my crafty plans for summer revolve around embroidering and then sewing. I want to stitch up some farmers market themed patterns and then make grocery totes. I also plan on making an army of embroidered softies in the characters of 'Adventure Time'.
    Here's to hoping.

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  78. Skirts and dresses for myself :)))wildkitten.handcrafts/at/gmail/dot/com

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  79. Looks like a fantastic book, thank you for getting rid of it! :)

    I try not to make big crafting plans this summer because I have some graduating to do, but there's always some knitting, sewing and what-not in the works. I blog about it, too.

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  80. I could use some sewing tips. What a great group of goodies. Thanks for the chance.

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  81. I could definitely use that book! My crafty plans - more curtains and quilts! Maybe some clothing for my daughter. My blog is myfabricobsession.blogspot.com if you are interested in checking it out!

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  82. I'm going to make a baby quilt for a little girl due to be born next month!

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  83. oooh, what a great giveaway. it makes me so home sick when people talk about summer (and winter) i live in sunny hot singapore where we have no seasons - here it is always summer! it's nice to always be warm - but I do miss the seasons and I do miss being cold (occasionally!) but i'm making a beanbag and floor cushions for our lounge.

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  84. I am hoping to work on my son's first year photo quilt.

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  85. I blog about my paper crafts, my mixed media projects, and my art dolls and pretty much just about me 'cause I'm like that. I have fun and I write how I speak, so no holds barred! LOL! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  86. Oooo, I've wanted that book for a while now! Thanks for the chance to win!

    My summer sewing plans mostly involve sewing clothes for my 3 daughters. I have requests for twirly dresses! :)

    grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  87. I've had my eye on that book for awhile now, so I'd love to win it. My summer plans are to sew a quilt for myself. I always make stuff for other people and so my plan this summer is to make something for myself

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  88. thanks for your beautiful giveaway!
    And I would love to read that book!

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  89. My blog is called Little Bits and More. It predominantly features our daughters, Sierra ("Little Bits") and Kaia ("Itty Bitty") but there's also a little bit of sewing, a little bit of my athletic pursuits and a little of general thoughts.

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  90. Thanks for the chance to win! This summer I'll be sewing lots and lots of dresses, shirts and skirts in hopes to start winter clothes (never seem to get caught up and always sewing for the season). i'll also continue working on my winter knitting projects

    mzanfardino(at)nc.rr(dot)com

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  91. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I loves the gifts^^
    I will make small patchwork project like wrislet, pencil case and also wallet :)

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  92. I am crocheting a dress and plan to do more crochet. I am also going to sew out of Alabama Chanin. Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  93. Great giveaway! I love that book. I write a blog and am currently hosting a giveaway as well. I'd love if you came by to check it out.

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  94. ooh I've seen that book in the library. Love it!
    I am always making bags and pouches, so I'll be doing that. I hope to finish my first quilt too and get to some handsewing. I have a blog that's very eclectic, there's a bit of everything there, mostly things I like, discover and stuff I make. I also write some "facts posts" coz I'm nutty about facts! I'd love it if you visited!
    Have a great day!
    Grace

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  95. What a great giveaway! I do have a blog and I'd love for you to visit me. http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com
    Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway Day.

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  96. I love the look of this book (and the other prizes)!

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  97. I did sewing in the winter and I want to do a little paper scrapping this summer (besides gardening and farming)

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  98. hello! i plan on knitting up a storm this summer and sewing a picnic blanket. i blog about all my crafty adventures at: http://fieldwonderful.blogspot.com

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  99. I'm working on skirts and sundresses, and hoping to make a pair of trousers for the first time-- eek!

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  100. I'm really curious about that book! I hope to make a little time for creative pursuits like sewing and weaving.

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  101. This summer, I'm trying to finish up a few projects for my daughter that have been 70% done for a few months!

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  102. Great giveaway!
    Check out my blog here: http://viraventos.blogspot.com
    Ana
    anaeosviraventos@gmail.com

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  103. cute book! This summer I plan to make quilts! I love making them and gifting them :)
    thanks for the chance to win
    jacy468 at aim dot com

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  104. Oh, I love this book! Get it out from the library every once in awhile. :)

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  105. Great giveaway! I have not to much time now because of my small son and mostly I doing something for him

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  106. Hi!
    This is a great giveaway. I have heard about this book and was even considering buying it!
    For the summer, I have loads of sewing projects to do (many of them include patterns from Anna Maria Horner). I will also be receiving the Daisy Chain ABCs sampler from Alicia Paulson (http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/), which I am very excited about.
    I do have a blog, but it's brand new so it does not have much content at the moment. Feel free to drop by though!
    http://emilie-bobbinsnest.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  107. I have a bunch of tutus to make this summer for DD!

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  108. I plan to work on a quilt for my daughter. A kaleidscope quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  109. make a bunch of stuff for my kids

    thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. I have grand intentions to finish a quilt and make myself wide range of clothes, but only time will tell if I actually get much of that done this summer :P

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  111. I am hoping to make some more jeans this summer. PS..I'm in Ireland too.

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  112. Well since all of my crafty stuff is featured on my blog, I'll tell you a little bit about it. It's mostly just goofy stories about my silly family, with some crafty stuff thrown in (including tutorials, refashions and random hot glue gun incidents). It's called The L-T Experience and I'm hosting a giveaway as well, so come check it out: http://tawnykw.blogspot.com :)

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  113. My summer project is to organize my sewing room...
    michelletripper(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  114. I am hoping to make a couple of fun summer skirts, a kindle cover for my mother, 5 scarves for the premier of the new Harry Potter movie in July and get some work done on my quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. Great giveaway - that book is on my sewing library wish list. I'm working on summer clothes, throw pillows, and 3 quilts.

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  116. Well, I just moved so I have lots of summer plans! Curtains, recovering an ottoman, 2 bench covers, and I'd love to tackle my first quilt! :)
    rachael_nicole06@hotmail.com

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  117. I plan to make some things for my little baby girl. You can see pictures at my blog.

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  118. I plan on making a quilt for my son this summer. My blog is www.widgetworm.blogspot.com
    kellysmith89(at)hotmail.com

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  119. I have SO much to do this summer! (But, what crafty person doesn't have so much to do at any given time?!) I need to knit a sweater for my daughter, make some simple small quilts, make baby things, make Christmas gifts...so much!

    Thank you for such a great giveaway!

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  120. :) What a fun giveaway!!
    You should check out my blog: http://trendymegs.blogspot.com

    Trendymeg@msn.com

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  121. I plan on making my first quilt this summer! Thanks for the giveaway :)


    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    I'm planning to make a skirt (or two or three).

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  123. I love that book ,I had the chance to boorow it once from the library. I sell at a Farmers Market so my summer will be spent keeping things ready to sell for it-lots of hair accessories and some sewn things!
    Thanks
    Tanya

    crystalball137[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  124. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm hoping to start sewing clothing for my kiddos this summer.

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  125. This summer I will be working (a lot!) on two flower girl dresses for my two daughters. My best friend is getting married, and they will (hopefully) be the two cutest flower girls ever. That is, if they actually walk down the aisle. I'm pretty worried that my one-year-old will chicken out!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  126. My blog (www.roknor.com/blog) isn't really crafty yet, as I'm just picking up sewing. But I like to think I have something interesting to say sometimes!

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  127. i'm currently working a bucket hat for my son. (oliver and s book) i plan on making him some clothes, a tent, some potholders, and a bag...

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  128. I'm excited to get crafty with my daughters this summer! They are 6 and 3 and finally old enough to really get into some projects and not just glue macaroni to a paper plate and finger paint it (not that I don't love those projects too!) I blog at http://sleepytimesewing.blogspot.com/

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  129. I plan on refinishing some furniture this summer!

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  130. I plan on sewing myself some maternity clothes this summer and making a few things for the wee one I'm expecting. :) Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  131. My poor blog has been a little neglected of late, but I am hoping to help it out. I write mostly about my family and little projects I am working on.

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  132. I hope to get some quilt tops quilted this summer, and I am also hoping to make at least one summer bag! Thanks!

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  133. I am in Australia so it is winter at the moment. But my plan is to curl up on the couch wrap myself in a quilt and read my book that I win in this giveaway. Or work on the quilt I am making for my one year old.
    mhairia77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. Thanks for a chance at your great giveaway. I haven't seen Bend the Rules books before but this is the second one I've seen on the giveaways. It must be good. I'd love for you to come by my blog if you like. I write about quilting - it seems like mostly the swaps I'm involved in these days - but also a bit about the lovely place where I live.

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  135. It is Autumn here so I plan on knitting!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  136. I am planning on sewing up a few summer wardrobe items like a tunic and a dress or two. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  137. Cute halterneck top, what a great tutorial! I want to make another skirt, and learn how to do invisible zips.
    What a cool looking book, thanks for the chance!

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  138. My sewing machine is getting dusty. I have a new found knitting obsession and am knitting hats for the family as we head into winter Down Under. I blog, starting mainly to share my sewing and crafting but as time goes on I tend to blather about other things as well.
    http://www.littleboozle.blogspot.com/

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  139. I plan on making lots of dresses and skirts for me and my girls. I've taken that book out of the library so many times it's not funny. Thanks for the chance.

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  140. Oooh - I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy of Bend-the-Rules Sewing!

    This summer I am making a bunch of little things for my kids. I did a skirt for my daughter last night. Hopefully I'll get these finished *before* summer, actually, since they're all summmer clothes! xo

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  141. This summer I will finish all baby things for the niece due in July! A quilt's the biggest thing.

    My blog is rss-feed-reader friendly, as I rarely update more than once a week. I put up a variety of projects, but right now it's mostly for my records - it's not that snazzy a blog (although love it when people come by!). I plan to focus on it more sometime in the future...

    dangandblast@gmail.com

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  142. Oh what lovely things, my summer projects include a quilt, dresses for my girls and anything I get commissioned to make!
    I blog and am giving away here: http://mary.emmens.co.uk come on over if you have a moment

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  143. Thanks for the chance to enter.what a great prize. I've been eyeing that book up on amazon for ages and baby blue is my favourite colour
    At the moment i'm doing lots of refashioning. As I realised i have more in my wardrobe that doesn't fit then does.more on my blog.
    http://thecreativemissw.blogspot.com/

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  144. Thanks for a great giveaway! That book looks v good - I think I need to break the rules more in my sewing!
    I've got lots of sewing plans for the summer, mostly involving dresses and vintage patterns. My blog is at http://gentlewomanthief.wordpress.com and I ramble on about sewing, writing, a bit of food, vintage and antique bits and pieces and the 18th century... though at the moment I'm deep in dissertation-writing territory, so the blog's quite quiet - I'll be back with avengance after the 6th of June, though!

    Again, thanks for the giveaway and for helping me find a new blog to add to my Google Reader list!

    quintefoil [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

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  145. I'm trying to get a table topper done within the next two weeks before I have a non stop run of company for part of the summer. I won't see my sewing room again til Aug. :( I'll be so happy to be up there playing again with my scraps.

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  146. Hi Suzie, thanks for this great giveaway! :)

    I live in Australia so it's nearly winter here (and absolutely freeeezing), so I plan to sit infront of the heater for a good amount of time, and do some sewing and crocheting. I am planning to sew some life-like dogs and cats to sell in my Etsy shop. I bought a whole heap of fake fur last year to go towards making these cute critters.

    I crochet Amigurumi animals and have an Etsy shop. I also have a blog, where I post about my creations, as well as post about inspiring topics, projects and items: Daisy Doe Blog - http://www.DaisyDoe.blogspot.com

    Thanks for reading! :)

    Erin x

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  147. I am planning on quilting some baby quilts! I have two nieces due this summer!

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  148. I have plans to knit socks and gloves - I haven't planned any specific sewing projects yet.

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  149. i have been keeping my eye out for that book! i have so many sewing ideas for this summer! it's more trying to figure out what in the heck to do first! i also want to try to make some homemade beauty products again with herbs from my garden : )

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  150. I hope to spend my summer making some new bags for the fall! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  151. Thanks for the giveaway!

    robyn.geddes(at)gmail.com

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  152. The book sounds perfect for me. I've been a hardcore knitter for a while and I really want to get into sewing, but it's hard to know where to start. Thank you for this generous giveaway!

    maerillem at gmail dot com

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  153. I am going to be a sewing fiend this summer. The machine will practially be smoking by the time autumn rolls around.

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  154. I'm just starting down the sewing path, so sure this book would be fab to kick me along the way! Being in Glasgow I'm with you on crossing my fingers on the summer, not to mention the fact that I'll be in Newcastle, Co. Down at the end of August, so I have a vested interest in yours being good too lol

    Blogger is currently refusing point blank to link me up for following, so I shall have to be anonymous for now

    the(dot)littlest(dot)thistle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  155. My plan is to get lots of sewing done for my son and daughter! Let's see if I can squeeze in the time. Lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
    sruder at sympatico dot ca

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  156. on my list is
    sewing= mei tais- bandana bibs-dolls.
    knitting= cardigans/jackets and wool soakers and thats just for starters.
    lsly65 at yahoo dot co dot uk.
    :-)

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  157. This books looks great! THanks for the chance to win!

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  158. I plan to make a few lap quilts this summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  159. Oh oh oh, me please! I have been drooling over this fab book! I am planning on making my own bikini this summer, as well as a bag for my sister and one for me, too!

    Fine

    keejah(at)gmx(dot)de

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  160. THis summer I will make myself summer dresses! That is my goal! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  161. Ok, don't laugh, but my crafting plans for the summer are to start on homemade Christmas gifts for this year. I officially started last week and gift #1 is a pleated, lined handbag using amazing large-scale houndstooth fabric with a coordinating black-and-white graphic print fabric and black piping. It will be going to a good friend of mine who loves anything with houndstooth print.

    jmparsons(at)vfemail(dot)net

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  162. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    I blog at http://hippiehousewife.blogspot.com (The Hippie Housewife). :)

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  163. wow!! great package :))
    my blog is http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/ :)
    count me in please!!
    hug

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  164. I hope to get a lot of quilting done this summer and maybe get my kiln set up for fused glass.

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  165. Hi from Australia! It is very cold here right now, and Summer seems a very long way away! I am handquilting my Xmas quilt that I handpieced about 4 years ago, it will be finished this year! That book sounds sounds really good!! I am not on real friendly terms with my sewing machine so anything that can help me would be great. LOL.

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  166. Lovely giveaway,always happy with the book =o).For the summer I'm planing making hat for my daughter.

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  167. I plan to do a lot more sewing!

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  168. I plan on making lots of fabric yo yos to eventually make a coverlette and prepare lots of fingerless gloves to sell in my etsy shop :)

    Please contact me at either of these two links:
    www.homespunhandmaiden.etsy.com
    or
    www.calledtocreativity.blogspot.com

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  169. How fantastic! I would REALLY love that book!

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  170. It's winter here atm but I'm on a bag making spree as everyone I know seems to need bags and I thought that a nice new bag for birthday, Christmas or just 'because I can' would put a smile on their faces.

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  171. You are very welcome to visit my blog! I write about all the crafts I do and baking, too. However that one is rather rare lately as my small kids prevent any crazy baking things ...
    I do plan quite many projects and crafts. Some sewing. Some stuff for the kids. And button making of course. :-)


    Thanks for the giveaway! Come and enter mine if you like - you could win some custom-made buttons!

    ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

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  172. Well here in Sydney, it's winter (and a pretty cold one too, so I am knitting and quilting with vim and vigour! But come summer time, it's dressmaking time :)

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  173. I'm hoping to make myself a couple of fun skirts or dresses this summer

    lydia(dot)hirschi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  174. I am going to learn to knit socks! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  175. I'm planning on sewing some shorts and tops for my 2-year-old and maybe a dress for me. At the moment, though, I'm busy sewing baby gifts for a friend's shower in a week.

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  176. This summer I plan to make twirly skirts for my daughter and pajama pants for her and her brother. I might try a tote bag, too... What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  177. I want to finish a flannel rag quilt this summer.

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  178. I plan to make lots of stuffed animals for my nephews! I've got a soapmaking/craft blog at www.reefbotanicals.com. Hope you can stop by!

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