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Monday, 21 May 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

*** The giveaway is now closed***
***Winner post here***

Well if I said I was ready from the get-go to join in with the fantastically awesome giveaway spectacular that is the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, then that would be a fib; but on Saturday I knuckled down and got making.

My 'inspiration' if I could be that bold, was to make something a bit British!  Surrounded by Jubilee and Olympic preparations, how could I not at least tip my hat in that direction?

So my contribution to the Giveaway madness is this collection of Cath Kidston-inspired makings...
I have been pulling out, stroking, the folding away a lovely piece of the CK print for too long, (a prize, probably my first EVER from my dear friend Annabelle), so what better time to use a small piece of it and share the love.
The pouch measures about 8" x 6.5" and had to combine with my current love of Essex Linen...

The big pocket on the back will comfortably hold a 6" hoop, if a bit of embroidery is your current stitch-craft of choice.
The purse is lined with some pink and white star fabric of unknown origin, but it keeps with the CK theme rather nicely.
I had to make a matching needle book and pincushion.  A word of warning on the pincusion though; having interfaced and added a piece of batting as well as the (poly) wadding, you may have problems actually getting your pins and needles in - the linen side is the better option; but it looks pretty anyway!
I also have these that came with a newspaper...
I already have all the books, which include all the lovely patterns they contain, so maybe they can inspire you too.

So what do you need to do to get your hands on this little piece of Brit-ness?

Well you could follow me, that would be polite, but you don't have to, honestly; so one comment only please telling me 'what you think of as typically British'?

Whether you are Brit, or maybe looking in from overseas, it matters not - I will mail internationally.  However, if you are a 'no-reply blogger' without a means of me tracking you down, I will re-draw.  Mr Random will do the deed.

The giveaway will remain open until Friday 25th May - 9pm British Summer Time.  NB. This is a little earlier than 5pm BST, but that's the middle of the night, and I'd like to pick a winner before I go to bed.

Jolly good luck to you all xxx

301 comments:

  1. Hello Hadley, typically British ...mmm....it has to be a really nice cup of tea and a scone with jam and clotted cream!

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  2. Double-decker buses come to mind first, then those nifty phone booths and, of course, the Union Jack!

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  3. I think of Princess Diana at her wedding which I watched when I was 10.

    Karen
    delandlilsmom (at) * (yahoo) dotcom

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  4. typically british - pubs and bad teeth.

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  5. Jen (above) is making me giggle.
    Tea. Tea is as British as you get.

    xx

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  6. i LOVE the cath kidston stuff! i am totally head over heels for her stuff. i almost put myself into debt getting one of her handbags. anyway...

    i think of the red phoneboxes (or the blue police ones, haha!) right away. very iconic! and still british to me, even when seen in other countries...

    sorry i posted twice but i forgot my email! you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  7. Very cute giveaway! Briish? Where my mother was born. :o)

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  8. Red busses and phone boots. Oh and the guards with fur hats that can't move !

    Thanks for the chance ! This little pouch and needle book would be perfect for my hexies addiction !

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  9. This is so my style! I think you did a wonderful job with the bag. It's adorable!!

    I think of fish n' chips... hot guys with accents to match... and lots of bar fights!!

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  10. Typically British - Doctor Who
    and bangers and mash

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  11. Coronation Street ..... we are nearly up to the tram accident here

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  12. I lived in London during my teenage years and I really miss it. Rainy Spring days always make me feel very nostalgic for the UK. In fact, we're having one of those days today here in Washington, DC. :-)

    alyson (at) hastyquilter.net

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  13. From across the pond - I think of HATS as being oh so British. And those lovely Brontes.

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  14. I second the phone booths ala Dr. Who.
    The first thought was the union Jack.
    Third was a cup of tea.
    fourth was downton abbey.
    I could go on and on -- but need to get off my butt and go to work.

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.
    I'll put mine up tonight.

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  15. I think of fish and chips, among other things.

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  16. I do love British shows in general but I can't decide what I think to be the most typically British...hmmm...I think British culture is generally pretty relaxed. Less rules and regulations, people are much more willing to go with the flow!

    Happy giveaway day :)

    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Tea time comes to mind! christina112358 at gmail dot com

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  18. Big Ben, Double Decker Buses and James Bond!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  19. Tea & Jane Austen...two of my favorite things. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  20. Oh, these are absolutely lovely!

    Typically British? Hmm. Well, tea is the first thing that comes to mind, here. :)

    Thank you for taking part in Giveaway Day!

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  21. I think of the accent right away!
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  22. I think of tea, Union Jack, and the Royal Family. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway :)

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  23. Now asking an Irish woman what is typically British might be a bit risky! But I LOVE your pouch! Jxo

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  24. hmm, typically british - well coming from a yankee i'm stereotyping and saying the union jack flag.. then maybe big ben :) beautiful pouches hadley!

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  25. hmmm, typically British...
    Monty Python, LOL. Or Benny Hill.
    I think of those 2 any time someone starts talking about Britain.
    Thanks for the chance to win these lovelies.

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  26. Typical British... hrmm... lovely accent, tea, driving on the "other" side of the road ;-), and the queen.

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  27. Typically British...tea, scones and clotted cream, oh and the queen. Love her.
    I am a loyal follower.

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  28. I think of tea, double decker buses, and the queen.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!!

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  29. Things that seem British to me: tea & biscuits, the word "bloody", and Oliver Twist.

    Hope I didn't sound too much like an out of touch American. ;)

    Thanks for the chance at a lovely giveaway!

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  30. Its gotta be tea. Teapots, and tea plates with scones and clotted cream! yummy!! Love the linen on the bags!

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  31. typically British... dry humor, tea, being polite inspite of the situation... LOVE your work!!!!! Thanks

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  32. Typically British, I guess tea and scones, and you spell like me and London, well, it is hard to explain what I see as British. I would love that pouch, you could just hand deliver it. Surprisingly I have a thing for pretty flowers.

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  33. The Queen, tea and cucumber sandwiches, or perhaps warm beer!
    Adore that pouch!

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  34. Oh my, I don't know anything about Brits except for their accents. EESH!

    I'm your newest follower. I love finding new blogs to follow.

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  35. A good cup of tea - solves all of life's woes!

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  36. Love your little pouch! Hmm...typically British to me, well, my first thought was the accent, then I remember my trip (years ago) and seeing all London.

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  37. Really cute Hadley! How about some wedgewood porcelain tea cups with roses or.... Liberty!

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  38. Typically British...I guess the show Top Gear, since it's one of me and my husband's favorite things to watch! :) Thanks for the chance to win, hehe!

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  39. Very fun question! I have to agree with the commenter who said "pubs and bad teeth", though I hate to admit it. I also used to think of fish and chips and all the English lit books we had to read in high school. But now I must say that when I hear "British" I think of you and my other lovely blogging friends from across the pond. Excellent makes, by the way!

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  40. As a northerner the first thing that comes to mind is rain, and being quite happy going out and getting drenched. We got funny looks in the Caribbean going swimming in the rain!
    PS - the pouch is gorgeous!

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  41. It has to be the good old cup of tea!

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  42. Red buses and the union jack. Thanks for the giveaway, I love CK and would be thrilled to get something of hers!

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  43. What do I think is typically British? Saying, ' you could follow me, that would be polite, but you don't have to, honestly.'
    Mwah xx

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  44. Hi Hadley! Love your makes! I think of .... A cuppa .... Still don't know if the cup is always tea? Can it refer to coffee? Riding in "the boot" - is that the trunk? I think of the Royal family, the subway system, and yes, Downton Abbey!

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  45. I think typically British is having summers that occur in March or April and then don't reappear for another 12 months. Thanks for the giveaway you!

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  46. Queuing in the rain for a (red) bus that doesn't arrive and saying sorry when another person in the queue steps back on your foot...oh, and maybe wearing one of those see-through plastic rain hats that ties under your chin and carrying a flask?!

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  47. A quick wit and fun personality!
    Thanks for sharing the CK--I hope I win but if not, that it goes to someone who will appreciate it! (Have you seen the CK shop? I want to live in there!)

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  48. I would say tea and crumpets. Thanks for the giveaway

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  49. Well, typically brittish... for me that is the nasty stuff called Marmite! Have tried it, but sorry, no... I am a new follower on my iphone! Really like what I have seen here!

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  50. Queueing for everything, tea and bowler hats ;-).
    Great giveaway xx

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  51. my other half says nobody can made puddings like the british!

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  52. I think of the accent, and it makes me happy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I think of the great accent, dry humor, and tea. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  54. I think of double decker buses, oh and hot guys of course ;)

    xoxo

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  55. Tolerance?? Bit heavy...ummm, pubs! Great giveaway Hadley. Perfect for some summer stitching.

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  56. I think of High Tea as strictly British. Thanks for the give away

    Pat K.
    tkelley5(at)roadrunner(dot)com

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  57. great tea, of course!
    seemommysew @gmailDOTcom

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  58. To me school uniform. I have lived in Germany and in Holland. I have family in Belgium, Austria and France and only in Britain do children wear uniform to school. Not a bad thing in my opinion because I never need to have any discussion on what they need to wear in the morning.

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  59. Jane Austin. And Downton Abbey. I just love both!

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  60. princess di and i would love to win thank you

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  61. "No sex please... ...we're British" LOL! Just kidding... I'll go with the Monarchy... I am in love with the Royal Family :)

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  62. I think of tea and those telephone booths haha!

    Thanks for the giveaways!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  63. Afternoon tea, great accent, great literature! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Lovely giveaway. When I think British, I think of cottages and flower gardens.

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  65. You may think I'm nuts, but when I think of British, I think first of the Beatles, the Stones and the Kinks! Then I think of tea time, double decker busses and bobbies.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  66. I think of tea and telephone booths

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  67. Stiff upper lip! :> Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. Tea, tea and more tea.
    Fish and chips.
    Day trips to the seaside where it rains all day...until it's time to go home.
    Red double decker buses.
    Dodgey dentistry.
    Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Sunday Lunch.
    The Queen.
    The Bee Bee Ceeee and those cut glass accents of presenters in past times.
    Union Flags.
    Fetes.
    strawberries and cream.
    British Reserve and conversely the smutty carry on...seaside postcard type humour. Yeah I could go on but I need so show some reserve and stop now.

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  69. Typically British...I think of the mysteries that I LOVE so much. {British cozies} I am so in love with your prizes...they are just as beautiful as they could be...sigh...

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  70. Such lovely things - I'm a sucker for that Essex Linen and I've been using it in everything lately :-) When I think British I think tea and scones, oh and tennis but that might be because my husband is heading over for Wimbledon (work behind the scenes, not on the courts, sadly). Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  71. the needle case is so gorgeous!

    Typical British? I have no clue. As I learned in school there is this strange Christmas pudding but since I am in Ireland I can't find anything strange about it.

    Today for me it is Chelsea but tomorrow it will the Olympic games.

    And never to forget: it is always raining in good old Britain :)

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  72. Right, now, should I be honest or not? Oh sod it, I will be! Well, typically British for me is how EVERY YEAR, the Wimbledon commentators seem to think Tim Henman/Andy Murray/whoever is going to win, no matter how crap they are playing. And being miffed when they inevitably get knocked out. But I do love watching a bit of tennis I have to say. Love your pouch girlie!

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  73. Being American, I think of the British as using proper English (because we certainly do not!) Your giveaway is adorable.

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  74. Rain :-( lovely giveaway Hadley

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  75. Monty Python. There's also a distinctly British way of paying a compliment that is actually a bit insulting. It's quite funny, but then I adore a dry British sense of humour.

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  76. Tea time! That's really all I think of as being typically British...and perhaps Bank Holidays. jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  77. all of these and I hope to be seeing, eating, wearing or drinking them all in June...

    Union Jack,
    Lager louts,
    fish and chips,
    warm beer,
    Pimms
    scones
    queen
    strawberries,
    buses, tubes and late trains
    oh and rain :O)

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  78. So many thinks come to mind about the British. Lets see, first is the scones, the union jack, double decker buses, and I love their sense of humor!

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  79. Love, love, love Cath Kidston and your giveaway is lovely! British - I think of tea, Princess Diana, castles, Cath Kidston (just bought one of her books recently) and I love the British accent.

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  80. When I think of British I think of flats. My friend always talks about her small flat.

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  81. Mmm used to live there... love Pippa Parsons' answers! Pimms, puns, not getting worked up about things you can't change, behaving in public (I hear that's changed since I moved away in 1996 ... chav culture didn't exist yet, and the word "yob" was the new idea - and very new, too...)... women who look either horsey (poor Princess Anne), German (like me! or the Queen), or stunningly beautiful (I'm a Lily Cole fan myself, although I hear she's an acquired taste)... oh, and quite good beer and gin (not together!).

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  82. Haha someone steps on your toe and you apologise! You can't get more British than that!

    Great makings Hadley!

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  83. I think of flowery tea cups and scones
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  84. Cath Kidston *swoon* typically British? Breakfast in a can?

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  85. Afternoon tea! Between that and the pub frequenting I easily gained weight during my semester in Edinburg and London!
    I started following you when I saw your Constellation quilt, if only someday I can make something that fabulous.

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  86. Cheddar cheese on toast with a little bit of marmite under the cheese and a nice big mug of tetley :-) So refined :-) That and the onset of abject panic when you cant see where the queue starts / which queue to join....

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  87. Tea :) I adore these, thanks for the chance!

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  88. tea with milk, and pubs. I did my PhD in england way back, and boy were those happy days!

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  89. The first word that popped in my head was "tea" and then all the great masterpiece shows they show here on PBS.

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  90. In Spain we think that people in Britain are polite and punctual, eat a full breakfast every day and go to sleep very early!

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  91. The British bobby!( if you can find one)

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  92. One example of a typically British thing is the double decker bus.

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  93. What a great giveaway. Tea, I suppose.

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  94. HELLO! WHEN I THINK OF THE BRITISH,I THINK OF DRINKING TEA WITH SOMETHING VERY DELISH NEXT TO IT!
    THANK YOU FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  95. What is British? When I lived abroad for a while I really missed fish and chips!! Beautiful giveaway, thank you.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  96. The first thing I think of is my best friend growing up. And then tea!

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  97. What a lovely prize! The most British things to me are the BBC and dry wit humor, but also clotted cream which, even when they say they are serving it here, you usually get whipped cream.

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  98. I'm going to go with two. Tea. and Malt vinegar on chips.mmmmm.

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  99. How about cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off them......

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  100. Queueing is definitely a British tradition!

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  101. Well "tea" is my first thought when you mention British things, bobies on bicycles 2 by 2 "The Beatles" Love the pouch thanks for a chance

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  102. That pouch is wonderful...as for something British I am going to say tea because it is the first thought that comes to mind...thanks for your giveaway...I am a new follower :)

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  103. Fish and chips, a mug of tea and brown sauce. I am so classy (and British)

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  104. hmm typical British? Queueing! We are so good at it! Sometimes i feel the urge to join a queue without even knowing what it's for, but let's face it if people are queuing there has to be something good at the end!

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  105. Jacket Potatoes ... and those red telephone booths! ^_^

    Love your give away...fingers crossed!

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  106. Hi H
    Being British... We used to live in the States & the Brits stood out before they even opened their mouths....not overly attractive, quirky, stoic, but exceptionally witty & able to laugh at their own disasters (alas these all describe me too!)

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  107. Jamie Oliver!

    :)
    anabelsu@yahoo.es
    http://mientrasduermemimonstruito.blogspot.com.ar/

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  108. I think of the lovely royal couple. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  109. Fitzwilliam Darcy! I named a cat for him (Fitz) and a dog for his estate (Pemberley). :) Fabulous giveaway- thanks!

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  110. Tea, awesome accents and bad teeth, unfortunately.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. I guess probably tea and British dramas.

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  112. Typically British...my wife! From Wolverhampton (up the Wolves!). But for a more universal answer: a proper cup of tea. PG Tips, preferably. :)

    Thanks for the chance! Your items are beautiful.

    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  113. I think going to the pub more than 3 times in a week is British. I miss it!

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

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  114. there is nothing like british humor!! ---and english breakfast!
    thank you

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  115. Eu sou brasileira,mas ouço falar em horário Britânico.Como eu gosto de pessoas pontuais!Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  116. Tea, guess I am British at heart as tea is my only drink....

    and the Royal family

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  117. Coronation Street (we got Canadian teli in our home when living a few miles from Vancouver Island, BC) Red double decker buses, those cute phone booths pasted with provocative advertisements!

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  118. Typically British would definitely have an awesome accent. There will be some sort of General Lee flag (reference Dukes of Hazzard, not Great Britian...Please don't be offended by this--no disrespect to your flag, that's just what we know it as) tea, scones, and some sort of pretty hat. The attitude will be happy and laid back and really charming. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  119. I love the whole set. Would love to have it all. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Donna
    don_mae2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  120. There are a lot of things I immediately think of...the first being the Queen and the Royals obviously. The next sounds really mean, but I'll be honest, I think of bad teeth, which I think is an American stereotype thing...I would LOVE to be corrected on that aspect and told that I am totally wrong! LOL

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  121. A fabulous British accent. Tea and scones (though I'm American and always drink tea and often make scones...)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  122. Typically British, hmmm. . . beans on toast for breakfast. It's my husband's favorite meal! Oh, and marmite.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  123. I would have to say Coronation Street, tea at every opportunity, and saying long telephone goodbyes.
    smcintosh12(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. What great little bags!
    Typically British?? Fish and Chips!
    or Bangers and Mash!

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  125. What a lovely prize!!

    I don't know what I would say is typically British, but my husband and I are currently watching Downton Abbey, Season 1. :)

    I guess I would say tea time for typically British.

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  126. Tea, the Queen, pubs and Downton Abbey!

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  127. Really bad of me but Dr. Who fine it is the only thing I watch on BBC america, so there you go :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  128. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Yardley Soap and of course, The Royal Family!!

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  129. Dr. Who (origional and new), Robin Hood (swoon), Austin Powers hahah.

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  130. Lovely movies like "The importance of being Ernest" and "A room with a view." Thanks for the chance to win!
    grokgrace(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  131. I think my ideas of what is typically British stem from Wallace and Grommit, and Shaun the Sheep. Both great shows! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  132. Oh a wonderful brit accent, tea, scones, red double decker buses, rain, beautiful castles with the Queen, pomp and pagentry! Thanks, they are all just lovely!

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  133. Double Deck buses, Beatles?

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  134. hmmm I do follow. and I think tea and the Queen!

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  135. British? Um, drizzle and hats. And driving on the left.

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  136. Let's see... bad teeth and smelly fish. :)

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  137. Typically British - a cross between the Beatles and a very prim, proper lady drinking tea... with a hat on. :-) Thanks so much for the chance to win your lovely prize pack!!!

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  138. I think typically British to me is "tea". Not the one with scones & cakes, but what we in the US call dinner/supper. When my Gran & I were in Scotland, the very nice elderly lady we stayed with referred to her evening meal as having "tea". A light evening meal usually, with wonderful biscuits, hand cut ham, butter and a few side dishes. Yum.

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  139. scones and clotted cream.

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  140. My husband, although Australian, is of English and Scottish descent, so there are lots of things I think of as very "Brit", LOL.

    One of them is his mum's need to boil every vegetable almost to death before serving it for a meal. That and how she always calls lunch "dinner" and dinner "tea". :)

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  141. I've been watching QI lately, so right now I feel that witty language is typically British :D Only watching certain types of series and stuff from over there can give a pretty one sided image, but it seems from here like it's very British to value varied and beautiful language, heh. Maybe that's just because of Stephen Fry.

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  142. Tea and crumpets my dear *said in that wonderful but perhaps not accurate british accent*

    Kat

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  143. We watched the Queen's special tribute ceremony to the Forces on Sunday - only the Brits can pull off that level of pomp! Oh, and queuing!

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  144. Tea and cucumber sandwiches. Big Ben and the bell towers of London.

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  145. Proper tea and crumpets with clotted cream and strawberry preserves are typically British to me.

    I am visiting your blog from overseas, but part of the Commonwealth, here in ON Canada!

    heidig@gmail.com

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  146. Agatha Christie :)

    I love her novels and I've been reading them since I was nine.

    And I love Cath Kidston!

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  147. Splashing in the puddles in wellies! Fab-u-lous makes darh-ling!

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  148. I'm Irina, and I'm from Ukraine, but I spent a joyfull summer in Englan once, since than I'm in love with all British!
    For me there is a list of "typically British" but lately it is... Doctor Who :)
    istr1.blogspot.com
    zamoskvoreche@gmail.com

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  149. I follow you anyway, but I think that a cup of tea is the most English thing!

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  150. Proper tea with milk made in a teapot - builder's strength - and a sarcastic sense of humour linked to the phrase "I'm fine..."

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  151. Tea and crumpets, the Queen, adult men saying "Mum", keeping a stiff upper lip, dry humor, campy sci-fi!

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  152. My husband's accent! Drinking tea with milk and no sugar, the telegraph, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  153. Roses! Tea! and Scones!

    Please come join my giveaway too:
    http://whimsyloft.com/2012/05/may-giveaway/

    Hugs,
    Grace
    whimsyloft (at) gmail (dot) com

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  154. Tea, tea and more tea and not that muck that they try to persuade you is tea when you go to the continent ;-)

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  155. Oh dear...typically British?!?!? My Pastor is from England - he refers to it as the Land of Hope and Glory. =)

    I guess that calling cookies, biscuits, it what I think of as typical. =)

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  156. Pots of tea, manners, Bargain Hunt and a good parade. Your items are lovely, that linen is making me drool!

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  157. What a lovely little bag and home for pins and needles! Typically British...I lived in Cornwall for 3 months and the things that stand out to me are tea, clotted cream, rugby, and beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm looking forward to being a new follower. :)

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  158. Cath is typically British! I'm crazy about her fabric, etc.

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  159. When I think of British I think of the royal family and especially william and harry. Such cute boys

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  160. I definitely think of tea as British!

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  161. tea time seems British to me.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  162. What could be more British than tea! And Jaffa Cakes :)

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  163. Afternoon tea - it has to be!
    Great giveaway
    xxxx

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  164. Tea and shortbread cookies always seem so very British to me! How I LOVE the little zippy pouch and all the goodies--what a terrific giveaway!
    Loreedoo at roadrunner dot com

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  165. Typically British? Hmmm... tea and fabulous accents that make everyone who speaks sound somehow smarter and more refined than us Americans. ;)Oh, and Cadbury Finger biscuits... I LOVE those!

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  166. Proper tea made in a teapot and drunk from bone china cup and saucer

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  167. I suppose I think of tea, and of gardening with a sun hat on.

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  168. I would say tea or the accent! erikawithak.vintage at gmail.com

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  169. Typically British I would say the ability to go out, not matter what the weather,and garden.

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  170. Tea Time is totally British. I think I'll have some now.

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  171. I think red phone-booths, tea&roses and that lovely-sometimes hard to understand- British accent- I'm in love with that :) are typically British and also you can eat ice cream and wear skirt when the weather is really-really COLD ! O_o

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  172. I think of afternoon tea and Austin Powers.

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  173. That is what comes to my mind to. Tea with milk and I loved the fish and chips in London!

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  174. Tea & Scones...

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  175. Hmm, typically British? Beans on toast for breakfast and tea. Not the herbal or weak type here in the States, but good strong tea. PG Tips & Twining back box type tea.

    Atyplically British? Monty Python's Flying Circus and Black Adder, of course!

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  176. I love Cath Kidson and never seen this books so it would be lovely to win it.
    I think tea and cookies,fish and chips.

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  177. These are wonderful :) Essex linen and Cath Kidson - yummy combo!

    Typically British? Drinking a cup of tea or 'being on a tea break'!! I don't actually drink tea and living here in the UK means I sure get some funny looks if I refuse a cup of tea! Too funny!!

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  178. I don't really know.... Tea time? Although I would LOVE to have tea time myself, ha ha. :)
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  179. I love these cute makes! Gorgeous fabrics!
    I'm thinking marmite, vimto (hot!), queueing and talking about the weather... oh and Tunnocks teacakes!

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  180. I LOVE the British accent - very pretty and elegant.

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  181. Definitely Irn Bru (you can tell I am a Scot!), ploughman's lunches, daffodils and an Ulster fry!

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  182. Lovely fabric choices! Thank you for the giveaway. Typically Brittish....hmmmm... the Beatles, fish and chips, pubs, the Queen, tea and scones with cream, tartans...I could go on but more than that I hope to visit someday.

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  183. I think of cottage/small/cozy/white when I think of British. I've never been so I could be way off, but that's what comes to mind. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  184. I think of tea and scones. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  185. It's got to be scones with jam and cream - and stiff upper lips! x

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  186. I think Old Laura Ashely dresses, cottages, flowers and tea and scones! Love Cath K.

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  187. chicken tikka masala m'dear! Oh, and dunking your ginger nuts :)

    Nutty sewers maybe?

    Your giveaway goodies are rather fetching - thanks for the opportunity to get me paws on them.

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  188. I don't know why, but umbrellas are something that seems typically British. Lovely little pouch. Thank you for offering a giveaway!

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  189. Oh boy. What do I think of as British? I guess since we are part of the Commonwealth, I think of high tea. I also think of Marks and Spencer as we no longer have one here anymore.

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