Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reversible Tote Bag Giveaway!

Jumping on the bandwagon

this reversible shoulder tote bag is going to a new home!



For the long version, see this earlier link  for more 
pictures, bag dimensions and a printable pattern if 
you want to make it yourself. See also this link for a 
short-handled variation.

Here is the brief version:

One side is natural canvas duck cloth with a pocket for 
artwork. The other side is blue-and-green-on-ivory squares. 
This is a roomy bag, and robust enough to cart around 
books and possibly even a small anvil. I personally have not 
tried the anvil, though, but it is heavy-duty and stiff enough 
to stand up all on its own.


Here's a close-up of the pocket detail.


And here's an example of how the pocket can be dressed 
up at the hands of a small family member. My daughter 
contributed the artwork for the bag on the right, which 
now lives with her grandmother.


For a chance to win this tote bag, leave a comment on 
this post by midnight Sunday 31 May and I'll do a random 
drawing on Monday to pick the winner. I'm happy to ship 
internationally so all non-USA dwelling friends are welcome 
to enter, too. However, you MUST leave an email address

either
  • on your profile site (if you use blogger)
  • somewhere in your public-access blog
  • in the comments                                          or 
  • in an email to me (my email is in the sidebar) 
so I can contact you when you win. 

Good luck, all!

283 comments:

  1. Pretty cool, my sewing skills aren't really up there yet (okay, they're non-existent) so this would be a fun one to win.

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  2. What a neat tote bag! I would be happy to give it a happy home. Also, I'm about to get a website going and I would like, at some point, to be able to link to some of your ideas - if you are okay with that.

    Swedie

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  3. Very cute! I already have a use for it in mind now!

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  4. Awesome! I love the bags. I found my way here through your awesome sewn toys.

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  5. love the bag!!!! Thanks for sharing!
    stampmaniac at gmail dot com.

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  6. Can you ever have enough bags? I would love to bring this one home!

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  7. Such a sweet bag! And I love the idea of a give-away day. Going to check that out now.

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  8. Oooh! Another of your delicious giveaways. I'll volunteer to take it off your hands - please?
    Think you'll get lots of offers for this as it's so gorgeous
    Chris x

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  9. Oh, me,me,me!!!
    Love your stuff and the fact that this is sooo heavy duty will make it perfect for a trip to the library with two very book orientated children!! (15 books each is a heavy load to carry let me tell you!!!)

    T xxx

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  10. Silly! as though I would WANT to exempt myself from this! and you are not exempt from mine either...unless that is your polite way of saying that you don't like my giveaway ;)

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  11. yay! count me in!

    Rachael
    eloise_bubbles@yahoo.com

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  12. Me! Me! I'm a bag lady !
    ngtkl@yahoo.com.sg

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  13. brenbren13@gmail.com
    Pixs me! Pixs Me!

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  14. I've been coveting this bag since you first shared it! It looks like it would be the *perfect* bag to fit my 2 kids plus dslr toting needs. :)

    mamaunfurling [at] gmail

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  15. I loved this bag the first time I saw your post!

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  16. Cute cute cute! I would love to admire it in person. :-)

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  17. Adorable!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    www.craftyheidi.wordpress.com
    heidi[dot]cipriano[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. This looks like a perfect vaca bag! Thanks for the chance!

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  19. This will be a great tote to take to the farmer's market!
    If i dont win i will def use your tutorial, thanks!

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  20. Very nice, thanks for the giveaway!

    Email: stuart434 AT shaw DOT ca

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  21. so cute. I like her artwork too. I would love to win and try adding my own artwork to the pocket.

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  22. This is really cool.

    makouba@wwt.net

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  23. that is so stinkin cute...sign em up! come check out my bag giveaway too!

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  24. Love that bag!

    jillybean7681 at gmail dot com

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  25. love it.
    gracescotkeith at hotmail dot com

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  26. Love tote bags! I bring one every place I go!
    Happy Sewing!
    benjean90 @ comcast (dot) net

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  27. It's not just because I love it ... but I need this bag!!! Really !!

    damocamelia(at)yahoo.com

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  28. What an adorable bag! (markusandemily@hotmail.com)

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  29. I love it!! thanks for the chance to win.
    la.lavinia@gmail.com

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  30. Cute tote bag. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  31. Wow... Great giveway! I love the embroidery you did on the second bag. You are very talented!

    Yehudim at aol dot com

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  32. Oh the things I could fill this bag with!

    kdc63119@yahoo.com

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  33. I love all your projects. My little girls are so jealous of your daughters extensive dress up collection! Thanks for the chance to win one of your awesome bags!
    lundohana at gmail dot com

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  34. super cute! i love bags... you could call it an obsession!

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  35. So cute! I can't wait to check out the pattern also, and the rest of your site.

    ribbonrose at verizon dot com

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  36. Cute tote!! I'd love to give it a good home!

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  37. Pretty tote - would love to win it in your giveaway.

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  38. I love, love, love this bag! Thanks for the chance.

    therusticraspberry at yahoo dot com

    Thanks!

    Barb

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  39. I love the details.
    {wood.angi@gmail.com}

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  40. This is such a cute tote!!

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  41. Adorable. I am going to check out the pattern too!

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  42. This is a great bag, please count me in. Susan

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  43. I am in total dire need of a new bag...(i have that one bag where all my nescessary items fall all the way to the bottom, and you spend minutes upon minutes fishing stuff out!! agh!) this tote bag is super super cute!! I LOVE IT! Wish me luck!!! ;)

    -G

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  44. Sweet! Thanks for the giveaway :)
    stephd@sewfierce.com

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  45. Lovely bag! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  46. This is really gorgeous! Thanks for the chance:)
    christinbanda(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  47. Not only do I LOVE your bag, but I also love your blog and am definitely going to be a loyal follower from now on!

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  48. Super-cute bag; I'd love to win!

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  49. I love that tote bag. You did a great job. thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. I love that! What a great idea. I think I am going to look at your pattern now. I am saving you to come back later! I am so glad you are involved in this giveaway, your blog is so cute!!!

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  51. That is an AWESOME bag!! I hope I win!

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  52. I love the bag! Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  53. I'd love to get the bag. I had trouble printing the pattern but will just have to win so I can use the one I win as a pattern!
    Thanks
    Carolyn
    camquilts@cox.net

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  54. What a cute bag! melanee_parker@yahoo.com

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  55. Great tote!
    Thank you for the giveaway!!

    claoodia at hotmail dot com

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  56. love it! so cute! i would love to take it traveling with me this summer! :-)

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  57. Cute bag! I love how your daughter personalized the one for grandma!

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  58. Oh I love this!! katiedeshazer(at)hotmaildotcom

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  59. Oh my love, love, love this bag! Thanks for the chance at this giveaway.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  60. Love it!

    addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I really love the colour combination with this bag it is very cute. Thank you for the chance to win some of your handy work. Cheers Catherine

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  62. Great bag. I love bags!!! my email...oshnpashn at gmail dot com

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  63. Wonderful bag! I love your choice of fabrics.

    i.heart.red.velvet.cupcakes@gmail.com

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  64. Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine:
    http://sew-funky.blogspot.com/2009/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway.html

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  65. Love the bag and thank you for the chance! mommadoan@gmail.com

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  66. This is a lovely bag I would love to win!

    Thanks for the great giveaway, if I am the lucky winner, you can contact me through my website www.radseams.com.

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  67. Now THAT's a great bag -- doesn't look floppy at all! And you're in my google reader now -- does that count as subscribing?

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  68. This is so adorable! Perfect for the summer.

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  69. I just came across your site looking for a easy way to sew shorts & I have to thank you,you made it very easy to do & understand.I love the tote it is very cute & whoever wins it will be very lucky ;)

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  70. I'd love to win your tote bag!

    gordandalisa(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. i love the bag!!! it's so sweet. sign me up!

    kate (at) thecleanplateclub (dot) net

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  72. Thanks for a great giveaway. the bag is lovely.
    lucy(at)alittlebitofsugar(dot)com

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  73. Ooh I love the fabric you chose for the bag!
    My email is on my About Me page.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. Super cute bag!

    kldemare {at} yahoo.com

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  75. Wonder tote! Thanks for offering it in the give away!!!

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  76. What a great bag - I love that it's reversible. I would love to give this bag a great home.

    mc.crafty.bunny@gmail.com

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  77. Love it!!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  78. I love that your daughter gussied up the one for Grandma.
    So precious.

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  79. I love the bag!! perfect for the library or going to the bookstore or carrying my current unfinished project in or....
    becky818@yahoo.com

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  80. Love the bag. Would be great for my knitting. :) Perhaps if I don't win yours I will make one. Thanks!

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  81. I love that bag and I happen to have a small anvil an no way to carry it.

    onepepsifiend@yahoo.com

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  82. I love this bag! Very nice!!

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  83. Love the bag

    jbroberts@cox.net

    -joy

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  84. What an adorable bag. Thanks so much for the links.

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  85. That's so cute and totally reversible? I love it!

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  86. This is a really cute bag, and if I won, I might actually go buy a small anvil just to test the strength :-p

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  87. Oh I love this nifty bag! I would love it.
    djsloan1953@yahoo.com

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  88. Gorgeous bag!!! Please please enter me ;-)

    speedwayatom@optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

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  89. How cute are those! marenambrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. That's a great tote bag! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  91. Wow this is really cool! I love it!
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    Cassie Driver
    cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. Cute bag and like that it is reversable. Would love to give it a new home.

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  93. ooo i have an anvil! i'd love to test this bag with it :0 ha! thanks for the great giveaway!

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  94. This is gorgeous - what a fab bag.

    jrodemann@hotmail.com

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  95. What a beautiful bag. Thanks for the generous chance to win...

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  96. this is so so sweet! My kids would freak out over it.

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  97. Love this tote, and the ideas to make it personal! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

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  98. so very very cute!! thanks for your sweet giveaway treat!

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  99. Love them especially the detail on the pockets - they look very professionally made - something i am still trying to master :-)

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  100. Cute bag...I just can't resist bags.

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  101. oh my gosh- this would be perfect to add to my purse collection.

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  102. So cute!
    savingforhome at gmail dot com

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  103. Gorgeous bag!

    abigail.lee{AT}gmail.com

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  104. Fabulous tote! Nice personal touches. Thanks for your generous give-away!

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  105. Love this ! Please pick me :)

    nur_april at yahoo dot com dot sg

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  106. Oh so cute! And I love the artwork on your daughter's bag!
    thanks for the generous giveaway! :)

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  107. What a gorgeous idea for a bag! I'd love to win, fingers crossed!!

    http://kraftypanda.blogspot.com
    hickups88 at hotmail dot com

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  108. That is one DARLING tote bag!! Love how you dressed it up with some artwork too :D

    I'd be SO happy to win this, and if luck is on my side, I'm available to be reached through
    a.3d.tattoo at gmail dot com

    :D

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  109. What a cute tote bag. I would use it to carry my coupons in when I go shopping!

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  110. Sweet bag--love it! And I love your blog--so many great ideas!!

    memorymaven@gmail(dot)com

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  111. I love the bag! Blue and green are my fav colors and I really like off whites as well. I've never attempted to make a reversible bag so winning yours would be awesome!

    galaxie_bleu@yahoo.com

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  112. this bag is just perfect, I'd love to have one !

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  113. How wonderful are you!! it's a beautiful piece!! we're having a give away too!!

    xo Steph

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  114. Jenn - notetojenn@hotmail.comMay 28, 2009 at 6:55 AM

    I love the bag!

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  115. That bag is adorable. I would be honoured to win it. I love your site!

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  116. Love this bag! Perfect for library books! No anvils here though.

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  117. The bag is so cute and pratical!

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  118. Love the bag!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  119. This is a very pretty bag. Lucky the person who wins it.

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  120. I love the tote bag. Beautiful. I hope I win. Thanks for sharing.

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  121. what a great tote!! I love the color

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  122. Loved the bag on your first post and getting a chance to win one, priceless :)

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  123. I don't have an anvil but I promise if I win I'll use that gorgeous bag often and with great plasure!

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  124. Great tote bag!
    Angelia
    momtwoangelsATyahooDOTcom

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  125. Very cute bag, and right up my alley, as I only used reusable bags when I shop.

    Thanks for the chance to win, and please be sure to pop over to my blog and enter the giveaway that I am hosting.

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  126. The bag looks great!

    I'm also having a giveaway and hosting a fat quarter swap. Come and check it out :)

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  127. i'm enjoying my wallet so much i thought i would get lucky twice. heheheh. btw, my friend saw adele enjoying my nursing cover last weekend & is thinking of making her own. her 1.5 yr old son recognises her deep blue baby sling & refused to "share" it so she needs to make one of a similar color. i referred her to your blog. :) would you love to make nursing tops for the crazy humid weather here? i would love to buy them.

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  128. A girl could always use another bag.

    simply.b.simply.me(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  129. Love your tote and the way it can stand on its own.
    Susan G
    sgalasso@triad.rr.com

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  130. That is a cute little bag, and what a nice tutorial you put together. Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway! Drop by if you want to enter mine. :)

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  131. love this bag! SO cute!
    emdawgsmom at suddenlink dot net

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  132. Sweet Bag thanks for the chance
    elusionary at hotmail dot com

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  133. Great tote. And thanks for posting the pattern..

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  134. Such a cute bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jodie
    jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  135. This is unbelievably cute! I would love to win it!

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  136. What a cute bag!!! I would ask my sister to draw something for me.
    Thanks a lot and please count me in.

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  137. What a lovelt summery tote - it is beautifully made. Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely giveaway.

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  138. this is a great bag! i may have to make one if i don't win this one. :)

    visit me for a girly GIVEAWAY!
    bitsofsunshine.typepad.com

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  139. This is a lovely little tote bag. I'm super impressed at the fact that it's reversible. None of my stuff is good enough to do that.
    kneser at gmail dot com

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  140. Love the long straps on the bag, and the blue plaid inside. What a great bag!!!

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  141. What a great bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  142. That is an awesome bag! Thanks!

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  143. Great sturdy bag -- I especially like the contrast fabric on the handles. Put my name in the hat!

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  144. Wonderfully fresh colors!

    stampinjen06 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  145. Lovely bag. And I am always carrying a bag, of books or other things.
    Thank you.
    Kathleen

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  146. Great tote bag! izazbz@yahoo.com

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  147. I love it! it's amazing!!!

    Thank you for the generous giveaway!


    Sarah, Israel
    sarit.gabay1@gmail.com

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  148. Love that bag!!
    paweis (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  149. Totally cute. My sewing isn't that cute yet, so I'll have to win your bag. ;-)

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  150. That is such a great bag... it looks handy for sewing stuff and I love the color scheme.

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  151. That tote is just so adorable. Very summery and love the look of linen. freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  152. Love it! Love it! Oh so cute!!! I would love to win it! Please count me in! Thank you!!!

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  153. I love that!

    Bylulu@live.com

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  154. Great bag...

    I would love to win it....

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  155. Wow - love that bag - great colour combos!
    shay at nathyoung dot com

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  156. This bag screams SUMMER!

    I love it and I hope I win it, too. :)

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  157. Cute bag!

    utahraptors at zookee dot org

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  158. such a lovely little bag!

    stephanie.e.carroll@gmail.com

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  159. How unique this bag is. Thanks for the chance.
    Miriam
    bubba_chenille@optusnet.com.au

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  160. Love,love,love this tote bag! Crossing my fingers that my number comes up!

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  161. What a beautifully made bag - lovely!
    thanks for the opportunity :)

    ali at jellygnite dot com

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  162. How beautiful is your reversable bag, it's perfect! My eldest loves to draw on the calico shopping bags we have at home and I am sure he would have a ball drawing (personalising) yours.
    Please enter me, I will give it a good home, I promise!
    x Mel

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  163. Cute bag!


    krdickinson@grandecom.net

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  164. my first reaction was "reversable? NO WAY!"
    I would love the chance to win!

    theavcp at yahoo dot com

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  165. Great bag! Thanks for the chance to win! pe_mayfield@yahoo.com

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  166. wow! the image of your daughter's artwork in the pocket is what did it for me! my daughter would be so proud to see her work displayed like that! thanks for the opportunity!

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  167. Great bag, its wonderful! Thanks for the great give-away!

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  168. What a darling bag. I would love to give it a new home! Thank you so much for entering me in the drawing.

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  169. WOW! - What a great giveaway - Thanks!

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  170. That looks like it would be the perfect size for my new work lunch bag! Super cute too!

    Hugs & Blessings!

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  171. I love the bag! It has the zakka feel to it =) =)
    I already have some stitching plans on how to dress it up! Supercute idea =)

    zlyn88(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. What a great bag! I love the pocket details.

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  173. A very cute little tote. Thanks for the giveaway. I love that it is reversible. I will def check out your pattern for this later.

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