Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day is Here!

 
The Giveaway is now closed. I will be posting the winners as soon as they have been contacted. Thanks to everyone who left such kind comments, I hope to see you all again soon.
 
Happy Giveaway Day! I am sure you are visiting a lot of new crafty blogs today, so thank you very much for stopping by Tiny Apartment Crafts. I am giving away 2 handmade clutches, each with a matching SLR camera strap and a fabric flower pin. Anybody can enter, this giveaway is open to international entries. Winners will be chosen from the comments by random number generator at the end of the day on May 25th and contacted by email as soon as possible. There are no hoops to jump through, but please follow the entry instructions at the bottom of this post carefully so that you don't miss out on your chance to win.

This giveaway was organized by the wonderful people at Sew Mama Sew; click the giveaway button on my sidebar to see a complete list of all the participants.
The clutches were made using the adorable Pocket Clutch pattern from Keyka Lou. I adore her patterns, the unique shapes and the detailed instructions that always work out perfectly. If you are interested in sewing up one of these clutches for yourself, Milky Robot has a 20% discount code here good until May 27! The outside of the clutch is blue and white cotton ticking, decorated with a removable rolled fabric flower pin. I found a cute tutorial for this flower at My Sparkle.
 The inside of the clutch has 2 generous pockets and is lined with some of my favourite Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow print (I even used this print to make my blog banner!). I used a small gold coloured magnetic snap closure, which holds everything very securely. The body of the clutch is double lined with both sew-in woven interfacing and cotton batting so it is very sturdy and holds its shape.
The camera straps are based on a pattern I made from the original Canon strap which came with my Rebel XTi. The cotton strap is 23 inches long and about 1.5 inches wide, quilted with a layer of cotton batting so that is it soft and comfortable. The nylon webbing is 13 inches long and a standard 3/8" width that should fit most SLR-type cameras. To use, just remove the original locking sliders from your old camera strap, slide them onto the new strap and adjust the strap to fit. They are very secure, and the real leather ends have been both glued and stitched in place so that they won't come apart.
If you are interested in making your own custom camera strap, please check out my previous post for more detailed instructions.
Thanks again for visiting and good luck!

PS: Canada Post seems to be threatening to strike on Tuesday May 24th. What terrible timing! If that happens, and it isn't resolved by May 30th, I will contact the winners to let them know of the delay in mailing their goodies. I might also add a little something to their packages to make up for the wait, and I might have a third wild card draw for a surprise gift when the strike ends (if it even happens). So who knows, maybe this unfortunate turn of events could get you an extra present in the mail :)

256 comments:

  1. Thank you for this lovely giveaway! The bag is gorgeous.

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  2. Such an adorable give away. The bag is wonderful and I could certainly put the camera strap to good use. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a nice giveaway. I love those clutches, I am checking out the pattern now.

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  4. Lovely giveaway! I love Keyka Lou patterns, too. :)

    ~Kristin

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  5. Your camera strap is on my list of things to make already, it would be cool to win one until I get around to it, yours is even in my colours. :)

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  6. I would like to say that the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.
    Sorry - too early to be too profound!

    Seriously though, L.O.V.E. LOVE the clutch and the strap. I've visited 79 blogs this morning, and this is by far my favorite piece ... keeping my fingers crossed!!!

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  7. What a generous and gorgeous giveaway---you do really lovely work, the clutch looks like sheer perfection! (And the lining! A+ fabric choices, I'm all a-swoon.)

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  8. What a lovely giveaway! Fingers crossed :)

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  9. Ooh, I knew I wanted one of your camera straps, but I love the clutch, too! Fingers crossed that I'll win.

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  10. These are beautiful creations! I am excited to try out your camera strap pattern... thanks for sharing!

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  11. Would you believe I have never owned a clutch? Or a camera strap, for that matter.

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  12. This clutch is beautiful...I have a jumpsuit that has stripes like that only a shade lighter...that clutch would look awesome with it! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  13. That's really cute! I love it!

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  14. Both the bag and the camera straps are great! Love all the little details like the flower at the front. Both of them would certainly get used since I own a SLR camera as well ;-)

    Claudia x

    PS: Love your blog!

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  15. What a SUPER CUTE Purse. It will go so very well with my dress I want to wear on our fair next Month. Oh how great it would be to win.

    If you want, you can give it a try on my Blog as well.

    Take care

    Svenja

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  16. thanks for the opportunity! the clutch is fabulous!

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  17. Love the camera strap! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  18. Wow! The clutch is awesome and I adore the camera strap! My boyfriend just bought a new camera so I'd give him the strap and keep the clutch for me. :) P.S. Thanks for entering my giveaway, too!

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  19. Love the clutch.. you did a great job!

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  20. the purses are absolutely lovely! such classic colors and perfect for summer. thanks!

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  21. The bag is lovely, really like the fabrics !

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  22. Thank you for the giveaway!!! I love this bag!

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  23. They are both beautiful! Extra love for the clutch!

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  24. I so need a pretty camera strap! Mine is all boring and falling apart... :(

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  25. Beautiful job! Your stitching is perfect!

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  26. I love the camera strap - it'd be a nice addition to my Fujifilm camera!

    thanks!

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  27. So cute! I am dying for a new camera strap! I am tired of the nascar-esque "cannon" logo on mine!

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  28. I been eyeing a clutch for awhile and yours is awesome :) texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. I really love your color/fabric choices!

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  30. Oh yes, tiny apartment crafts, I've stumbled on you a few times and meant to add you to my blog roll, this time I will remember! Hi from Vancouver, come see me at Stitch RAbbit!!

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  31. love the clutch!!! it's adorable!! :-)

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  32. Oh that was a tad bit different to leave a comment! Beautiful clutch and camera strap. Great giveaway!

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  33. thank you so much for the giveaway. I love the little bag.

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  34. What a great prize. I follow with Google Reader, and will have to check out all the other giveaways now. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Ooh, that's my favorite JD Modern Meadow print too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!!

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  37. That is a terribly cute little pouch, I bought that pattern and keep meaning to make it!

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  38. Hi Gabrielle! I love that the outside of your clutch is quite restrained but that the inside is full of fun! Thanks for giving us the chance to win :)

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  39. Beautiful clutch and straps!

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  40. LOVE the clutch!
    So cute!
    blueberryblues5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. love those camera straps - and what a cute clutch!

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  42. I love the clutch! I made one but my sewing machine gave me a lot of trouble. Yours are very cute! I can always use another camera strap.

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  43. I love your pattern combos--so great! Thanks for the giveaway. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Love the camera straps and the clutch, and I love your fabric choices! Thanks so much for the giveaway =)

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  45. Love the camera strap and clutch. I've enjoyed reading your blog.
    Madison xxx

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  46. Those are beautiful! I could definitely use a beautiful camera strap like that for my camera.

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  47. That fabric flower is so sweet, and I love the idea of having a camera strap with a little more personality! Lovely crafts - I'm always impressed with your creations.

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  48. What wonderful gifts - would love a chance to win :)

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  49. Lovely design! I'm in Calgary, and I read today that the postal dispute has been settled, so no strike. Come see me too for a giveaway. www.sewingdork.blogspot.com

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  50. Love, love, love that ticking - - so perfect for Summer.

    Thank you for the chance!

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  51. This clutch is gorgeous! And I love the color combination you choose for it. :)

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  52. What a cool camera strap! Love it!

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  53. Such a lovely clutch. I've seen so many great clutches today. If I don't win one, I'm either going to win one or buy one for myself.

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  54. Lovely items! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  55. Love the camera straps! The clutch is interesting, yes, didn't realize it would open up like that! Heh.

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  56. Really great prizes! And you make some lovely stuff! You've got a new follower. :)

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  57. Those camera straps would be so stylish for upcoming travel this summer!

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  58. Such a great giveaway!!! I love it :D

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  59. Perfect camera strap for my new camera! Fingers crossed!

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  60. how fabulous! It's great to discover a fellow peep from plps swap! Your sewing is amazing & I Love your blog!

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  61. These are so cute! I love meeting another Canadian blogger :-)

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  62. LOVE the idea of a custom strap for my camera!

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  63. thanks for the chance to win. i craft from a tiny apartment too.

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  64. What a lovely bag!

    Thanks for getting involved and greetings from windy Ireland

    Úna

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  65. Love Keyka Lou patterns. I've made the passport cover and the business card wallet. Super easy and fun!! Great fabric choices, btw! I'd love to win! :)

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  66. You've managed to combine all of my favorite things: Keyka Lou, Modern Meadow, a clutch and a camera strap! Wow, thanks so much for the chance!

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  67. Cute clutches! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

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  68. Tiny Apartment Crafts... I love your way of thinking

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  69. Such a crafty girl! Love the clutch and the camera strap. What a gracious and lovely giveaway.
    I found your blog the other day- so cute!

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  70. Beautiful giveaway! You're so talented.

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  71. Just what I need Canada post to strike on my birthday. LOL No presents?

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  72. This is absolutely lovely!!Great giveaway! I'd be delighted to win!

    Phoenixpeacock(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. The camera strap looks cool.

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  74. I love both items and your blog!

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  75. What an adorable clutch...love the way it's constructed! And the camera strap is way cool too...very nice work. I'll be stopping back later to browse your blog!

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  76. Love the flower on the clutch and the material reminds me of the pair of "train engineer's" overalls I used to wear a long (and I mean long) time ago.

    meganarlineathotmaildotcom

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  77. I think the camera straps are great.

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  78. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win
    libbystiles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. Thanks for the chance to win! I love both the camera strap (I've been meaning to get a comfy one!) & the clutch!

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  80. Are you serious about Canada Post? Obviously I do a terrible job at keeping up with the news if I had no clue about that. I'm the next province over from you....let's hope there is no strike, that would be a super sad day for me, I love getting post.

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  81. Michelle's patterns are some of my favourite. Gorgeous fabrics! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  82. I love this bag! And my camera desperately needs a new cover; I keep meaning to make one but I never get around to it!

    KC
    bunnygrrl_61793(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. the clutch is very cute. I love the colors/patterns you put together

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  84. The clutch is gorgeous! I the colors and the fabrics coordinate and look lovely!

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  85. I love the colors your chose. Thank you!

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  86. I love her patterns, too! I just bought myself a DSLR for Mother's day and would love that strap. Thanks for the chance.

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  87. Awesome giveaway! I'm so excited! Thanks a lot!

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  88. These items are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! :o)

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  89. I am still in love with that fabric as well. :)

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  90. Ohhh...I love everything Modern Meadow....these are great prizes! Since I don't have a fancy camera, I would gift the strap to my SIL...or I would just hang it up somewhere & look at it....maybe that for a while & then the other ;)

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  91. If I win this giveaway, I am taking it as a sign that I should invest in a new SLR camera! I simply love your camera straps--and totally think you should sell them. :)

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  92. Everything about this bag is so cute.

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  93. I love the clutch, but I love the camera straps even more!!

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  94. Oh my goodness! That clutch is Beautiful and the camera strap is wonderful! I love them! :) Thank you for a chance at your fabulous giveaway!

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  95. That is such a sweet little clutch. So cute! I love the flower.

    Your quilting is awesome! I will follow your blog for inspiration :)

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  96. Lovely things! And I love love love the name of your blog! :)

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  97. Fab gifts! What a great giveaway!

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  98. Lovely! Can never have enough clutches

    Thanks for the giveaway

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

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  99. What a beautiful set you made. I would love to win.

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  100. love, love the bag and camera strap. fingers crossed :)

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  101. Love the camera strap! Love your blog! And I bet my apartment is tiny-er than yours! :)

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  102. Lovely! Thanks for this sweet give away!

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  103. so unique, love the colors
    thanks for the giveaway!
    email in profile
    or
    nicmowat (at) gmail (dot) com

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  104. I love the clutch it's beautiful, thanks for the chance

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  105. Thankyou so much for this giveaway! the clutch and strap are hot!!

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  106. I love the detail of the matching flower on the front. You've made some wonderful wee clutches, I'm going to have to come back and have a proper look later. I love SMS Giveaway Day for discovering new blogs and for inspiration.

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  107. The clutch is adorable! :) I appreciate the sturdy construction of the camera strap too, I'm always worried that they'll break and my camera will pay the price.

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  108. i've made these myself but this one is really cute-love the stripey fabric and the rosette-and i could always use a new camera strap :)

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  109. what a gorgeous giveaway! Thank so much for the chance to win

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  110. A camera strap, what a great idea! And the clutch beautiful.

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  111. LOVE the camera strap - the clutch is fabulous too!

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  112. Cute camera straps! I love those! The clutch is also great - the flower is adorable!

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  113. I love the camera strap and the clutch!!!

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  114. The clutch is lovely. I especially like the fabric flower.

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  115. Love love love love love the clutch and I've really wanted a new camera strap. And I'm also in love with that Modern Meadow print! Sigh.
    Melissa Aldrich

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  116. Love these! If I win I'm keeping the bag and giving the camera strap to my sister in law. epeanut79 at comcast dot net

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  117. These are beautiful. I love it! Thanks

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  118. I love the camera strap!! The clutch is cute too!!

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  119. Loving the blue stripes, perfect for summer!

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  120. Lovely prizes! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    Michelle
    daydreambelievershop {at} gmail.com

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  121. That clutch is so sweet and perfect for the outdoorsy summery things that lie just ahead!

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  122. that is so adorable! I want it!!! :)
    bunchofbees at gmail dot com

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  123. Adorable clutch! Off to check out the pattern for it, thanks for the link :)

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  124. would love to win either! Great giveaway! Thanks!

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  125. Everything about that bag is perfect! I love the colors, the fabrics, the details, so cute! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  126. Love these !! Thanks!
    Tia
    mtrand2 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  127. I absolutely LOVE both of these items! You do amazing work!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  128. Gorgeous! I'm loving finding all these amazing sites today! Thanks so much.

    Kay Dee

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  129. I love the clutch! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. I love the style in your work! Darling pieces. Looks like you invest a lot of yourself in your sewing. Thanks for the giveaway! Blessings

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  131. I ADORE Keyka Lou patterns, they are the best! Thanks for the chance to win, love your fabric selection for the clutch!

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  132. The clutch is just beautiful...love those stripes and the lining fabric. Thanks for the chance!

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  133. Both of the items are beautiful, I love the fabrics and the Keyka Lou patterns. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  134. I'd love to win the camera strap!!

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  135. (Sorry if you get this more than once, it wouldn't let me post earlier in the day!)

    I just wanted to say that I really like the design of the purse, and the fact you chose a simple fabric really draws the eye to the design elements. As cute as the purse is, my heart goes out to the camera strap! Handstamping is always fun and I like the variety of fabrics. I have a Canon PowerShot myself that definitely needs some sprucing up!

    Thanks for offering such a great combo of prizes!

    elizabeth.waligora@gmail.com

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  136. i love love love that clutch! it is so refreshing to look at. i would have a west side story moment carrying it, i think.

    thanks for the chance to win!

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  137. Oh my! Those camera straps and little purse are so cute! Love the color combo's and the cute little fabric rose.

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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  138. Oh gosh, I love Keyka Lou patterns! And I love those rolled fabric flowers, I just can't seem to make them myself, LOL.

    Thanks for the chance.
    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  139. absolutely adorable! thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    melody janssen

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  141. great giveaway
    cheeksb78(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. Very cool. I've always wanted a pretty camera strap. thanks for the giveaways.

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  143. so beautiful thanks!..raineoc@yahoo.com

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  144. I love these patterns, too. The shapes are so fun! Your tote is lovely. Thanks for sharing it! And I think I'm gonna buy a nice digi-cam soon, so the camera strap would come in handy as well.

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  145. I like your style crafty lady!

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  146. These are such cute prizes. I love the clutch--I'm a sucker for anything ticking!

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  147. What a lovely clutch! J'adore.

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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  148. New follower here--I actually found you through your comment on the Great Dumbing Down Affair on piecemeal. :) Loved your comment, it was perfect. Thanks for this giveaway, and I look forward to reading your blog!

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  149. Would be thrilled to win your clutch! I also make flowers, but I don't make bags! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  150. Beautiful giveaway. I bookmarked your page on how to make the camera straps. Yours are stunning with all the patchwork and the colors. Maybe it would inspire me to take more pictures.

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  151. Wow... loves the fabrics you used. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

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  152. we just got a new camera so this would be perfect!

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  153. Wow, I LOVE the clutch, I am definitely going to go and see the pattern!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  154. Cute and different--I like it!

    emgilley(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  155. If you only knew of my love of blue and white, it's simply wonderful!

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  156. That clutch is so beautiful! Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway!

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  157. love!
    http://lulobird.blogspot.com

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  158. When you open the clutch and see that gorgeous fabric, wow. Great job, I am just now thinking of buying an SLR camera, do you have a favorite? I will check out your tutorial to make a strap as I know several people who could use one.
    Now I must go check out how to make that darling flower as well. Love blog hopping, glad I found you, a fellow Canadian.

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  159. Great job! That purse is precious!

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  160. Beautiful items!! I especially love that gorgeous clutch. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    carrieljv(at)gmail(dot)com

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  161. I absolutely love this bag AND the camera strap! delainaj36(at)gmail(dot)com

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  162. I love the fabrics you used. Thanks for the giveaway! dcdyess289 at yahoo dot com

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  163. Gorgeous clutch! And I love the blog name. :)
    Waving hello from Australia. Have a great day!
    Cass

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  164. I love everything about everything you have pictured. I love the bag and the strap and the fabrics you have chosen. Brilliant!

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  165. You do beautiful work! Thank so much for this chance to win :)

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  166. I kinda really love the camera straps... thanks for the giveaway!

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  167. What a terrific clutch purse- It would be great for an evening out. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice giveaway prize.
    Warmest regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  168. These are absolutely gorgeous! I really love your fabric choices for the clutch - beautiful! Thank you for taking part in Giveaway Day and for offering up such lovely prizes. :)

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  169. everything you make is so perfectly sewn. i feel woefully inadequate.

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  170. I love love love this clutch!
    Count me in please!!

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  171. What a great giveaway. I love the camera strap.
    mhairia77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. What an awesome giveaway! THanks for being so generous!

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  173. Super cute! The rosette totally makes it!

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  174. Oh hun... You'll have over 700 comments soon... lol How do I compete with that!? LOL

    xo Steph

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