Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Bags of Fun - A Giveaway!

*** The Giveaway Is Now Closed***

Well I gave you good warning about fixing your No Reply Blogger statuses (stati?), and here's why...

My lovely friend Sara aka Sew Sweetness is offering one lucky, lucky follower of this here blog, the chance to win a set of her amazing bag patterns!


I know, that's all 9 bag patterns, pretty much one for any occasion that you may require a bag, and maybe even some occasions where you actually don't need a bag, but still want one anyway!  I already have the Aeroplane pattern waiting in the wings, (because, let's face it, I am never going to make a Weekender!).

If you don't think you are familiar with Sara, she's the really super talented, very cute one who makes the most amazing Melody Miller dresses amongst other things; and if I didn't love her, I would really really hate her!  She also sent me this beauty...


Over the past few weeks Sara has been showcasing all her new patterns on her blog, and an army of pattern testers have been making up all her designs in such a diverse range of fabrics that you would be hard pushed to not be able to visualise any look you may be after!

The patterns are rated from Confident Beginner to Advanced, so if you are new to bag-making you could work your way up the range.

So do you think you are up for a spot of bag makery?

3 chances to win... 3 separate comments please, I will delete any extras above your 3 chances!

1. Tell me, if you won, which of Sara's patterns you would make first...
2. Sign up for the Sew Sweetness newsletter, and come back and tell me so...
3. Bonus for followers of my blog; I prefer the traditional google click thing up there, on the left-hand side, but you can follow in any another way, just let me know which.

No Reply folks, please leave your email address within your comments so I can contact you and give your email address to Sara so that she can send you your patterns; if I can't get hold of you, I will redraw, sorry.

Open to anyone, anywhere.  I will draw one lucky winner at 8pm GMT Friday 29th March, it'll be a Good Friday for someone xxx

374 comments:

  1. Great giveaway. I would start with the camera bag I think.

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  2. I have signed up for the newsletter

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  3. Yes of course I follow you.

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  4. I love the curvy shape of the Locked and Loaded bag!

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  5. And I have signed up for Sara's newsletter.

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  6. I follow you on Google reader:)

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  7. I'd start with the aeroplane bag - last night Katy Monkey shared a link to it on Twitter and fell in love with it!

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  8. I've signed up to receive Sara's newsletter.

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  9. I'd LOVE to make the Aeroplane bag first! I've seen it shared and fell for it immediately :-)

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  10. And, last but not least, I'm a devoted and inspired follower!

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  11. I've signed up for her newsletter :-)

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  12. Hmmm - I think the Soda Pop bag would be a good one to start with :) Super fun!!!

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  13. Yay I already follow you my dear :)

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  14. I've followed via email :-)

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  15. And yay I now get the newsletter :) Thanks for the chance - fingers crossed Friday is a GREAT day!

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  16. Oh you know me and bags I'd have to make them all although maybe starting with the locked and loaded first?

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  17. I'm now off to sign up for the newsletter. I was too lazy to do it first and then come back. I might get distracted and not come back and comment :-)

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  18. Fantastic giveaway! No doubt about it, the Aeroplane bag would top my list!

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  19. Locked and Loaded looks like the size I need right now. Thanks for the chance.

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  20. I would make the Locked and Loaded - love that name! All those bags are brilliant!

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  21. I follow - you are on my sidebar, but now I also "officially" follow. :)

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  22. I think the first bag I would make is the Paprazzi bag as my new camera needs a pretty home!

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  23. I receive Sara's newsletter...that is one talented lady!!

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  24. I am a stalker er...follower of yours!

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  25. I am signed up for her newsletter and follow her blog too. You are right, she is amazing! :)

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  26. I've had my eye on her Aeroplane bag since I first saw it so I would probably have to start with it.

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  27. I have been receiving her newsletter for a couple of months and always enjoy her projects.

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  28. I follow your blog through GFC (and bloglovin just in case this Google Reader thing messes up my dashboard).

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  29. I'd make the aeroplane bag (for my sewing machine)

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  30. Wow! What a giveaway! I'd make the Locked and Loaded bag, no, the Aeroplane bag, no, the velocity girl bag...oh hell I can't chose ;)

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  31. I follow Sara's blog and am off to sugn up for the newsletter now :)

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  32. What a fantastic choice of amazing bag patterns! I would go for Soda Pop! Jxo

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  33. All signed up for the newsletter! Jxo

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  34. Already a devotee my sweetness! Jxo

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  35. I rather like the Petrillo bag, but think it was the fabric that caught my eye first!

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  36. And I follow you through Google Reader - guess that will change to another RSS feed come June!

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  37. I like the Locked and Loaded bag most of all!

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  38. Wow! Amazing bag designs..I would make the Camera bag.

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  39. I signed up for Sara's newsletter.

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  40. I've signed up for the news letter.

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  41. i would make locked and loaded

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  42. The paparazzi bag is first on my list!

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  43. I would make the Dot Dot Dash pattern first

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  44. I signed up for the newsletter, although I think I already get it.

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  45. I follow you through Bloglovin...honest I do

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  46. I would first make the Aeroplane bag. It is super cute.

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  47. I am a happy follower and follow you through GFC (blogger) whatever it is called.

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  48. I really want to make a Aeroplane bag.
    AmandaK@whatthebobbin

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  49. I'm a google friend follower

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  50. I'd make the aeroplane bag for sure, but they're all awesome!!

    wmeyen(@)gmail.com

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  51. It is very hard to decide, which bag one would make first. Perhaps the accordion bag? there are some lovely bags there.

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  52. I have signed up for that newsletter. Thank you.

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  53. I'd have to make the Petrillo bag first! :)

    mrsrachelsbooth{at}gmail{dot}com

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  54. I've been a follower of yours for quite a while! :)

    mrsrachelsbooth{at}gmail{dot}com

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  55. I'm all signed up for the Sew Sweetness newsletter! :)

    mrsrachelsbooth{at]gmail{dot}com

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  56. And i signed p for the newsletter

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  57. I think Locked and Loaded .... but maybe Dot Dot Dash!

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  58. The newsletter link is not working - but I am a follower of Sew Sweetness.

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  59. No doubt about it - I would make that Aeroplane Bag first!

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  60. I follow you on Google and also Bloglovin'!

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  61. I just signed up for Sara's newsletter - thanks for telling me about that! BTW...you did a great job pattern testing for her Aeroplane bag - both versions are awesome!

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  62. I would start with the locked and loaded bag. What fun patterns! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. I would start with the dot dot dash bag. Thanks for the chance!

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  64. It's a hard decision, but I think I would make the Aeroplane bag first. It's a toss up between that one and the Papparazzi bag for my daughter.

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  65. I have signed up for Sew Sweetness' newsletter. I enjoy her blog.

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  66. I'm following this here blog by email now. I'm still confused by the whole Google thing.......sigh.

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  67. I believe I'd make the Soda Pop Bag first, but they're all pretty. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  68. I would make the camera bag. I got to have breakfast with Sara last May and she is super nice.

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  69. I thought I was officially already a follower. Imagine my surprise when I realized I wasn't??

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  70. I would make Locked and Loaded. I really need a new bag!

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  71. I am a follower via GFC and Bloglovin'.

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  72. I'd love to make Dot Dot Dash as my first bag.

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  73. I've signed upto Sara's newsletter

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  74. And finally I follow you via Google and Bloglovin'

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  75. This is an exciting giveaway, I love Sara's bags! I'd make the new Aeroplane bag pattern first. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. I'm signed up to the Sew Sweetness newsletter, thanks.

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  77. And I follow you via email subscription, thanks.

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  78. I love the Aeroplane bag but would probably make that sweet little clutch bag first.

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  79. I'm signed up to Sew Sweetness newsletter - thanks for a chance for a lovely giveaway,

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  80. I follow you by the google thingy and also by e-mail - I like the e-mail way best. Thanks :)

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  81. I would go for Paparazzo! This one looks huge enough to take my books

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  82. how to I follow? I have no clue! I have the think google reader and the bloglovin' and since some days I also get an email notification.... Sounds like I am a stalker not a follower

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  83. I like the aeroplane bag but I'd start with the Dot Dot Dash bag first!

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  84. I get Sara's newsletter!

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  85. and of course I follow you - via the google thingy!

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  86. Locked and loaded looks very interesting.

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  87. I have signed up for a newsletter.

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  88. I follow you with bloglovin'.

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  89. ok, number1- i'd make the Aeroplane bag, have seen it around and want to give it a try!

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  90. I'd start with the aeroplane bag, as I could use it when I'm flying out to meet up with my mum and sister (soon, yippee!!)...

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  91. Definitely the large Aeroplane. Making my machine mobile would be nice. Winning on my bday would be even nicer. Not that I didn't already get an early present. ;)

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  92. And i've signed up for the newsletter.

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  93. I've signed up for the newsletter (looking forward to them coming in!)

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  94. Sara's bags are wonderful! I'd go for the Petrillo first - so cool!

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  95. Following on GFC/Google Reader and on Bloglovin. Covering all the bases atm.

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  96. I'm all signed up to the newsletter :-)

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  97. And I'm a follower too xx

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  98. And i'm already a follower. Fingers crossed!

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  99. I've yet to try paper piecing and the paper pieced sunrise clutch looks a good place to start.

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  100. aeroplane bag............. looks great

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  101. I would have to make the Accordion Bag, just for the"rainbow" on the flap.

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  102. I follow you via Email.

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  103. Ooh it's tough...probably the Petrillo as I really like the shape of it :)

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  104. I'm a very happy camper follower type person!

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  105. I have just signed up for the newsletter, I am Pis*** that I did not get it already.

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  106. It would have to be locked and loaded - if I could just get hold of all the materials!

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  107. I've just bought aeroplane pattern and am starting it today but i'd get locked and loaded

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  108. It have to be the Soda Pop bag. I love the shape of it. The areoplane bag would probably be made at the same time cuz I'm having a hard time deciding which should be first!

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  109. I love her patterns even though I haven't made one yet. I would make the camera bag first.

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  110. I follow your blog and love the inspiration!

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  111. I follow Sarah's blog and just signed up for the newsletter.

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  112. fab giveaway, I'd start with an aeroplane bag for the sewing machine I think

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  113. I follow you.... avidly! :-)

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  114. I've signed up for the newsletter.

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  115. I would make the Paparazzi Bag first. -- soparkave@aol.com

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  116. I just signed up for the Sew Sweetness newsletter. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  117. I rather fancy the Aeroplane bag!

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  118. I'm a new follower by email of your blog. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  119. The soda pop bag looks the easiest so that would be the one for me.

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  120. I've signed up for the newsletter.

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  121. I am and always have been a follower.

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  122. I signed up for her newsletter

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  123. The Aeroplane bag - to DIE for !!!!!!!!!!! and Bernie's bags are simply epic !

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  124. I would happily start with the Aeroplane bag pattern....lovely!

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  125. Signed up for the newsletter!

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  126. I have signed up to sew sweetness' newsletter.

    fldankosnel@yahoo.co.uk

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  127. Tricky choice. I think I would make dot dot dash bag first. Looks really useful for dog walking and child wrangling duties. fldankosnel@yahoo.co.uk

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  128. I signed up with the google thing to be a follower, sorry not very inventive I know.

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  129. I would love to make the aeroplane bag

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  130. You know I'd follow you anywhere :)

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  131. I think I'd go for the Aeroplane bag straight off. I even have the perfect red fabric in mind for it!

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  132. Aeroplane bag, of course.
    Made with some of my hoarded airplane fabrics.

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  133. I follow you --not sure if I "follow" you.

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  134. I think i would start off with either the soda pop bag or maybe the camera bag. Decisions, decisions.

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  135. I'd love to try out the aeroplane bags!!:)

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  136. I have signed up for the newsletter.

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  137. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  138. I follow your blog by being subscribed! :)

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  139. I follow ypu on bloglovin

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  140. I signed up for the newsletter

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  141. I recently bought the dot dot dash pattern, and haven't got round to making it yet (but now I have got the zippers, so I'm ready to go), but the camera bag is very tempting...

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  142. I would definitely start with the aeroplane bag first. It looks fun and functional.

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  143. I love the areoplane bag. I love the shape of it.

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  144. i think i would make the aeroplane bag. i've had my eye on that one since it was released.

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  145. I signed up for Sara's newsletter. thanks for the giveaway!

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  146. the aeroplane bag, as I hope to actually go on a vacation this summer - maybe if I make the bag, I'll actually go on a vacation!
    bab5313 (at) psu (dot) edu

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  147. I would make the Locked and Loaded bag first.

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  148. the Paparazzi bag is what I would make first.

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  149. I am signed up for Sew Sweetness news letter

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  150. Following blog via feedburner.

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  151. I really want to make her aeroplane bag, that's first on my list. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  152. I follow sew sweetness on Facebook and via email.

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  153. I follow you via email.

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  154. I would make the aeroplane bag first. Love it!

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  155. I would make the aeroplane bag first!

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  156. I subscribe to the newsletter.

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  157. I have recently learned paper piecing so I would make the Sunrise paperpieced clutch first!!

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  158. I signed up for Sew Sweetness newsletter..

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  159. And I follow you via Google thingamabob!!!

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  160. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  161. Wow - What a fabulous giveaway! I love her bags!! I'd start with the Dot Dot Dash Bag! :)

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  162. I would make the aeroplane bag first.

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