Friday, February 12, 2010

Silhouette Bags

If you've come over from Made By Rae, welcome!

Did I ever mention how much I love black? I have an entire
bolt of black twill, another of black muslin-type fabric
and another of nylon-backed packcloth in my stash.
It is the color in which I have the most types of fabric and
yardage. I used to sew with a lot of
batik and no other
color sets them off like black. Very cool.


Anyway, for the same reason, I like silhouettes.
Found these printed silhouettes on fabric just before
Christmas last year and turned them
into silhouette tote bags:




The silhouette thingy is a patch pocket.
So its black AND functional.


These bags reverse to a normal-looking blue side,
with a patchwork gingham pocket.



So two bags in one



made of rugged canvas and duckcloth and interfacing -
see those crazy straps stand up all by themselves!


Two of these bags are going into the shop next week.

But here's something exciting: I'm giving one away on
Rae's blog today! If you want a chance to win the
boy-on-a-stick-horse bag above,
please read the following information:


The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering!

  • Leave a comment on this post. That's it.
  • Make sure you have an email address we can contact you at. Or a link to a public address blog WITH an email address on it.
  • Anyone in the world can enter, as long as your postal address can be written in English.
  • Comments close Sunday Feb 14th, 10:30 pm CST (11:30 pm EST) - short deadline, so it's exciting-er!

Incidentally, these are boy versions because I made
them for Rae's and Dana's Celebrate The Boy month.



But I have girl silhouettes as well, as well as more
boy ones - so if you see something you like in the
montage below, email or convo me and let's talk.
I can make a girl bag (or another boy one) for you and
do a reserve listing in the shop. The bags are
9.5" (H) x 14.5" (W) without the straps.
With the straps, they are about 20" high.







That little girl in the middle pushing a pram?
She's all my girls.
Gotta love childhood - so fleeting and
worth celebrating every moment of.



234 comments:

  1. i LOVE these!!!!! love love love them!

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  2. Great idea! You are so creative.

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  3. Darling bags! I love Michael Miller fabrics - I made my daughter's crib bedding from his Dick and Jane series.

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  4. Those bags are truly lovely! I love the boy images-- especially the older one pulling the younger! SO dear! I can not wait till they are in your store!

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  5. They are absolutely gorgeous!!!

    smije04(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. The totes are adorable! It appears that I'm having boy #3 this summer and it would be lovely to have a new diaper bag. I wish my sons played with dolls so I had an excuse to make an owie doll. I may have to find another child who'd appreciate one.

    amyrobynne at gmail dot come

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  7. What great bags!! I love the color combo.

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  8. Great Bags I love the idea of silhouettes.
    darcyrios@gmail.com

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  9. Perfect size for all a little guy's treasures. Very classy!

    Debbie
    clutterbat at yahoo dot com

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  10. I would give my right arm for some of that silhouette fabric! The bags are FABULOUS!

    Thank you, I did come here from Rae!

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  11. Wonderful bags! Love that Michael Miller fabric -

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  12. WOW! Very creative and adorable!
    ashdawn6@aol.com

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  13. These are adorable! Thanks so much! I've just discovered "Made" and your blog "Ikat" and have been getting my courage to tackle the pants (I'm not a brave seamstress). The boy images on those bags are great and I'm a sucker for black! Thanks again! beckage at gmail dot com

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  14. Adorable bags!

    joshuasprincess(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Your bags are beautiful! :) Love the girl with the pram!!

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  16. I found you via Made by Rae. those bags are so cute. I too have three daughters who have grown up all to fast. The cute bag and celebrating childhood is a great idea. Here's hoping...
    silkstitcher@gmail.com

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  17. I love them! Thanks for all the beauty you share with us!

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  18. aaah, it is so lovely. Perfect for my to-go knitting supplies. thanks a lot

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  19. i love these bags, i love your blog, and man i wish i knew how to sew... :P

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  20. These bags are so cute. I love the girl sillouettes of the high heeled shoes and the one with the sand bucket and shovel. Each reminds me of one of my daughthers. The boy with the horse reminds me of my little boy. So fun. rkstodds(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. You've done a great job on the bags and I love your site!

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  22. I love the bags.

    Silka
    silkaphyllis at gmail.com

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  23. So beautifull !! I love these bags !!These silhouettes are so lovely...
    Cheers
    Lili

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  24. Love the bags, what a cute idea!

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  25. These bags are great,I love the silhouettes. Especially the boys :)
    paisley_79 at yahoo dot com

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  26. Oh my gosh! I absolutely love the bags;}
    How very fun and whimsical and FINALLY something cute for boys!!
    Thank you for the opprotunity!





    chacoyaguayo{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  27. What gorgeous bags. I love the shadow patch pockets.

    caramills81(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. This bag is adorable!I would love to win one!

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  29. As a mother of boys these are wonderful
    I am so envious of your Singaporean adventure - Singapore was a much loved home for me; have a great trip
    Chris x

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  30. My comment com from Hungary, I woluld like to join. It is a really creative bag both side is cute!

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  31. So simple yet so effective! I loooove these bags!

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  32. Eh! Where you got time to do all these plus all the OTHER things you've been showing recently? PLUS being a mom to THREE YOUNG GIRLS?

    Of all the things I admire about you (and the list is looong), your magical time management is topmost on the list!

    :)

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  33. Love those little bags! They would make a perfect Sunday diaper bag!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Hugs,
    Gina

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  34. Gorgeous bags - and those playing kids are too cute! Love the contrasting blue stitching on black - really stunning.

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  35. I love that they are reversible, and each side with its own pocket too x

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  36. I saw your bags At MADEBYRAE.

    So cute and so lovely.
    I would love to win... I saw your batik fabrics,wow amazing!
    Greetings from France

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  37. gorgeous bags - i loethe boy and the girl versions :)

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  38. THis is so much fun - the bags are stunning. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    my email is gedalovitch @ googlemail dot com

    Have written it so as to avoid spammers getting my email!

    thanks for sharing with us

    Rx

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  39. sign me in, what a lovely lovely bag!!!
    sylvia
    merseybluff(at)yahoo(dot)de

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  40. i would love to win of those bags. they are gorgeous.
    barbarawidmer@hotmail.com

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  41. Ow what a beautifull bags... I love them.
    I would like to enter your draw..

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  42. So awesome! I made my son a pony-on-a-stick, but since he can't walk yet, it isn't much use to him yet!

    By the way, I love, love, love the bag with the little boy playing the trumpet! (I'm a band director though so I might be a bit biased!)

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  43. So cute..you sure are one talented lady. Thank for sharing.

    missy5787@yahoo.com

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  44. Great bags! They remind me of Dick and Jane. I do remember them in school. Oh! I sound Old! Thanks for the great ideas.
    Peggy

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  45. Beautiful bags,I love them all!!!
    kelly(at)celticcaston(dot)com

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  46. Love the bag - it's really cool adn functional
    sangee1234@gmail.com

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  47. These bags are too cute! Waht a great give-away.

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway! I always enjoy your blog and think your owie doll is brilliant! I'm covered up in a backlog of sewing projects but hope to make progress on them in the next months and be able to make an owie doll later this year.
    Alice

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  49. These are so nice! My girls are the middle one, too!

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  50. Wow, I am really impressed with how professional these look! And so cute!

    jeff.bethany.davis@gmail.com

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  51. Love, love, loooove them!! The idea of a silhouet on the front is great..
    I'm here through made by rae, and would like to enter my name - just in case ;) knofje-blog at live dot nl

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  52. They are all so adorable!

    lberger1016(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. What cute bags! I love them! What a great giveaway!

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  54. i like them, really! and i like bluse, that's my favorite color!

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  55. Love these bags - and love the fabric - thnks for the chance to win.

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  56. Absolutely FANTASTIC, LiEr!! And the fabric is too fun - thanks for sharing!! Have a sweet Valentine's Day :)

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  57. I would LOVE a little boy tote! Sarah skubinski@mac.com

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  58. Excellent work
    stillthesame@gmail.com

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  59. I have a new grandson...and I would LOVE to have this for him. tkcharlesworth@aol.com

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  60. So adorable! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  61. Very cute!! Isn't having a boy month so much fun!

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  62. Your bags are great! They look durable, adorable, and functional! You are an amazing seamstress and I'm such a fan of your skill!

    jerrimouse @ hotmail.com

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  63. I remember those stand up by themselves handles from other totes a while ago. And you can never have enough bags - I'd love to win!

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  64. Those silhouettes are so lovely and classic! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. I really, really need a new bag! Please.

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  66. These are adorable! I love the silhouette fabric!

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  67. Love the bags !
    ngtkl(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)sg

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  68. I am new to your site and absolutely love what you do! I also hope to make some of the beautiful things you have made (I started sewing about 3 years ago and am progressing....slowly.)

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  69. What a fun print! You did such a nice job sewing these up :)

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  70. Such a sweet bag! I love black, too. AND silhouettes!!!!

    daveandhope (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  71. These bags are so cute! Enter my name please!

    My email address is:
    katislittlecorner@gmail.com

    http://katislittlecorner.blogspot.com/

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  72. Love the bag - so creative!! scottandcindyg@yahoo.com

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  73. LOVE these totes...

    mrslmfuller at yahoo dot com

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  74. What cute bags. I have a boy that would just love this bag. I am crossing my fingers that I win it for him.

    My email address is abpicanco@msn.com

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  75. Very nice bags! That fabric works so well for it!

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  76. These are such adorable bags and so different from what I've ever seen! Great design!

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  77. I love your blog! Love the Narnia boats! Love the pleated skirt (need to make one for my oldest). Love the stick doll birthday present! Love that you made the container out of cardboard! The embroidery your mom and grandmother do is AMAZING! You are going on my favorite blog list! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Thanks for the chance to win one of your gorgeous bags! :)

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  79. So cute, love the bags!

    julie @ littledarlingdesigns.com

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  80. These are so stinking cute! I'd love to win one, and if I don't, I might just have to buy one! Super adorable! Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  81. I love the bags. I recently discovered your blog and have spent waaay too much time looking throught the archives. Thanks for sharing all of your fantastic ideas!

    thecurryseven at sbcglobal dot net

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  82. Very sweet bags, thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. the bags are beautiful. I don't suppose you want to share your silhouette process? lejade.farin@gmail.com

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  84. I LOVE Silhoettes. So cute. niavatra @ yahoo . com.

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  85. I love this bag -its so cute!
    midgetsarah@hotmail

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  86. Those bags are darling!! Great job!
    charisse_medico@yahoo.com

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  87. Those are so cute.i want one :)

    tishaserrano@gmail.com

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  88. So great for carrying a little boy's toys around!

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  89. Love these bags! At first I thought maybe you used a cricut cartridge for the silhouettes. :)

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  90. Thank you for giving a chance to win! It's so adorable.

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  91. I love these!!!!! I hope I win!!!
    maryw1981atyahoodotcom

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  92. How creative you are. Really great looking bags.

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  93. Love them- pick me! lesliewilliams@hotmail.com

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  94. These bags are great! I love the colors!
    stephrcks at hotmail dot com

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  95. These are so adorable, I know my Granddaughter would love to use this to carry her items to Daycare everyday. Thanks for the giveaway. Good Luck to all

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  96. simply adorable bags!
    trishakimhunt@gmail.com

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  97. what sweet bags! thank you for the giveaway.
    your blog is so much fun...and i have to say i am completely in love with your owie dolls!

    stinksopurdy@gmail.com

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  98. So cute, and I lover your owie doll also. I'm glad I found your blog from Made by Rae!
    millkara (at) gmail.com

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  99. What a lovely way to use those silhouettes!

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  100. Fun! This would make a great gift for someone in my MOPS group :)

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  101. The reversibility is a nice touch!

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  102. So adorable! This would make a great bag for some of my baby boy's stuff! You are so talented.

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  103. Very fun bags. I love them!
    alysfavero@gmail.com

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  104. Those bags are just adorable ... I'm crossing my fingers to win! randidukes@verizon.net

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  105. Wow, love the bag, and it's reversible. Double love. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. I just found you through celebrate the boy and I am loving your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

    dickinson_4(at)msn(dot)com

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  107. love the design, and I am particularly impressed with the lovely detailed work. Thanks for the opportunity to have a go at winning

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  108. Love the bag. Thanks for the giveaway. ginger c at gmail dot com

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  109. These are wonderful. And my daughters are getting tired of their little brother stealing their backpacks :)

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  110. I love that bag! It is amazing.
    I love the little boy on the pretend horse... Looks like it could be my little man.. Hope I win!

    BadalFamily@aol.com

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  111. Hi! I'm here from Made By Rae too :) Gorgeous bags. I love silhouettes too!

    thekestlyncollection.com
    kestlynl@yahoo.com

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  112. these are adorable! JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE YOU DO!! :)
    love it!

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  113. Oh they are so pretty! Totally adorable!

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  114. Batik! Reminds me of the Philippines.

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  115. I love those sillhouettes. They look very vintage yet are so timeless.

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  116. what gorgeous silhouettes!!! you must have patience to cut all these out so carefully :)

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  117. cute, cute, cute bags. Love them.

    myredwellies@hotmail.co.uk

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  118. These are great bags - practical and pretty. Would love to win one.
    Came here from Made by Rae. Veronica vah_mom@hotmail.com

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  119. I would so love to win one of your bags. And I'm really glad you were featured on Made By Rae. The owie dolls are brilliant, and I know I will use the fold over pants tutorial. Wonderful!

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  120. My google account would not let me post, but now it seems to be...
    Love the silhouette bags. Came here from Made by Rae, hope to win one.

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  121. These are so cute! Michael Miller fabrics are my favorite.

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  122. beautiful stuff!! :)

    would love one of these!

    xx

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  123. i would love to show off your beautiful bag in balgium!

    happy valentine's day!

    els

    els_sam@hotmail.com

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  124. my girlfriend loves your bags!

    samcreve@hotmail.com

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  125. These bags are adorable and amazing and would be a perfect diaper bag for my little boys. I love the image of the older boy pulling the younger. Can't wait until they are in your shop.

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  126. What a talent you have. your bags are lovely.

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  127. OMG! These are some of the cutest little bags I've seen. Love the black and blue together. I bet they are even cuter in person.

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  128. SO cute! I'd LOVE to win!

    -bekah
    inthegrove (at) gmail (dot) com

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  129. Oh my! I love these bags!

    amj0312@westminstercollege.edu

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  130. Really awesome idea!!

    Love them!

    :0)

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  131. Holy moley... these are ADORABLE. and reversible!!??! genius.

    angelabwagner@gmail.com

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  132. These are amazingly elegant in their simplicity. Thanks so much for sharing these!!! Lovely!

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  133. Love the bags Lier. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed.

    kareenaDOTwildingATgmail.com

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  134. love those bags!
    you are always somthing!

    thanks for the giveaway

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  135. So charming! I absolutely love these.

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  136. The bags are adorable. I love the look of the blue on black.

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  137. I love these bags! Silhouettes always remind me of the quilts and I would watch my grandmother making, either patchwork or embroidery. These bags remind me of her! :-D

    juanitafranke@hotmail.com

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  138. Beautiful! How creative! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  139. I absolutely love these!! It's hard to find bags with boy themes and I am so happy with this one!!

    helen_ono(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  140. These bags are so sweet! I love them!
    modifiedmix@gmail.com

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  141. Very cute--love the images as they are so simple.

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  142. Love the bags! Beautiful work!

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  143. I love silhouettes! And Michael Moore fabric. Thanks so much for a gorgeous giveaway!

    Off to check out the Ouchie Doll - we just spent the morning getting my son 5 stitches. Poor little snot.

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  144. These are so great! And you have such creative ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

    tifki@hotmail.com

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  145. Hi there
    Cute cute cute
    And the fact that they are reversible and a giveaway WOWOWOW
    Cheers
    Catie

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  146. these are so cute!! i would love to win it for my sister and nephew!

    bittenlamb@gmail.com

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  147. What a lovely and useful bag! Your creations are really something.

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  148. Super Cute! I hope I win!!
    shawnnahouseholder at gmail dot com

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  149. ikat bag addict. Love your sense of humor and your ideas.

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  150. I love love love these! Just gorgeous!

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  151. I love that they are reversible! Very cute use of that fabric!

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  152. Wow, I love these bags!! Thanks so much for the chance to win one =)

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  153. Your "boy" bag is awesome! But, evrything you do is. I'm sepecailly in love with the carboard boats. vbg I had to send that post to my youngest grandsons who promptly made their mom find some cardboard...NOW! lol Thank you for sharing yor talent with all of us!!!
    And, I HAVE to have the owie doll pattern. *sigh* I think I'm a LiEr groupie. vbg
    mydelight@charter.net
    Jan

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  154. Oh! I would so love to win one of these! I've been looking for a slightly smaller diaper bag than the big awkward one I currently have and this would be just perfect!

    BEAUTIFUL!

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  155. What a great bag! They are awesome!

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  156. I love things vintage, so I'm in love!
    cynsaw2@hotmail.com

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  157. These are amazing! I love them. :)
    http://www.theficklehobbyist.com

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  158. So cute! I love them so much!

    javiandjess (at) xtra.co.nz

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  159. Awesome! These are so cute.

    Elise
    elise@heeltoeauto.com

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  160. I love your craftmanship and would be delighted to have such a lovely bag.

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  161. What a wonderful idea. I love them all!
    crossjannet (at) gmail (dot) com

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  162. OMG! Those are so cute! I love the boy and the stick horse, perfect for my sister and her little 6 month old son! :)

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  163. oh I absolutely love these bags!!!
    h_freund@hotmail.com

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  164. You must have failed on the new year's resolution not to chug jars of Nutella! No one can be this productive and still be on the Nutella wagon!

    I'd be ridiculously happy if I won something you'd sewn :)

    By the way, I discovered that if you have an almost empty jar of Nutella, you can pour a little bit of heavy whipping cream in it and microwave it and stir it until the cream mixes in. It darkens and makes a really yum fudge sauce type awesomeness that my kids devour on pancakes. Pancake day soon too! Whoo hooo!

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  165. Sooo wonderful! Thanks for making boy stuff! pirouette_130@yahoo.com

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  166. Love them!
    rachel (@) gmail (.) com

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  167. the bags are great. i loved the silhouette pockets.
    nilly1st@gmail.com

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  168. What a gorgeous bag! Might be my newest favorite color combination. Great workmanship, that silhouette it so striking.

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  169. its so perfect!. just wonderful.

    actually, a few days ago, thanks to Rae boy's month i discovered your blog and some more projects from your tutorials entered my to-do list. once' whene i'll have some time.

    love this giveawAY!

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  170. I love the bags, gotta have one of those!!

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  171. I just love the bags. What a brilliant idea. Would love to win one.
    ebendelene@gmail.com

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  172. These are so cute! Love em!

    ickle_doc at yahoo dot com

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  173. Oh, I love this fabric! And I would love to win your bag, but I'm wondering, [since only one bag is up, and my chances are small] if you could tell me who made the silhouette fabric, and where you got yours?
    Thank you,
    Janalee

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  174. beautiful, makes my heart race!

    heidi
    hvetter96(at)yahoo(dot)com

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