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Monday, 12 May 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!!


***The Giveaway Is Now Closed***


Well it's that day again, so even though I am feeling a bit under the cosh, I rustled up a little something to add to the fun and games of the wonderful Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.



This little tote has been made using Svetlana's wonder tutorial using some Joel Dewberry home dec, dark grey upholstery fabric, that feels so nice, and lined with a grey solid and a handy patch pocket...



If truth be told I haven't sewn up the turning gap yet, but I will do, promise!


I am not going to hold you up, I know there are so many giveaways, and so little time; and you all know the score that if you are a first time here, welcome, have a look around, blah-di-blah - I know you won't, well you might, no obligation!


This giveaway is open internationally, will close at 9pm UK time on Friday 16th May, and the winner will be chosen by Mr Random.   If a No-Reply blogger, who has not left their email address in the body of their comment, is selected, I will re-draw, sorry.

All you have to do is leave me one comment, (additionals will be deleted!).  So, tell me, other than keys, wallet, phone, what else do you always carry about in your bag of choice?

Thank you for stopping by - I will not be responding to individual comments this time, but I will read and no doubt chuckle at them all.

Good luck xxx

162 comments:

  1. Well apart from my inhaler, I always have my lippy in there. Love the tote

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  2. Ha, first comment! I always carry a notepad and pen in my handbag.

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  3. I carry the kitchen sink, papers, pens, sunglasses, regular glasses, brush, lipgloss, tissues, kids homework (used to be toys), knitting and pattern, Iphone, often also ipad and/or computer, and often a book or two. No wonder I seem to be developing an uneven gait.

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  4. Lip gloss and a hair brush. Hope you feel better soon!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  5. I carry a tonne of crap around in my bag. I used to think I should empty it all out and do one of those what's in my bag shots for flickr. I probably have a tonne of lipsticks lurking in the depths, mints, a zippy purse of emergency stuff like plasters, safety pin, pills etc. Receipts and I suspect a nice line in fluff.
    Ps. don't bother sewing up the lining I'll do that when I get the bag :-D

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  6. Baby wipes! I'm not sure how I ever got through a day without them now!

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  7. Beyond the usual, I have a small plastic tabbed organizer to hold coupons, random letters, to corral all the small pieces of paper. Also an eco-bag, made by my friend in Japan to be unfolded for spectacular & random finds at garage sales (boot sales). Packages and letters to be mailed plus a Sashiko dragonfly project to be completed on my lunch breaks (70% done!).
    There was a single (emergency) Rolo but its now been whisked away by the hungry person.

    I have two of my own SMS giveaways - and don't bother sewing up the turn-gap.
    I recently made about ten of Svetlana's drawstring pouches - so easy and so addictive.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Headache tablets and allergy pills! They are a must for me. And gum. Always need gum!!!

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  9. chap stick I am so addicted it is not even funny!

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  10. a granola bar and a measuring tape!

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  11. If I say tampons can I still win?!?!!! ;o)

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  12. I always carry lipstick. I have no idea why, I seldom remember to refresh. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. I have a pen shaped thing of WD40 that is useful SO often, and a mini sewing kit, and a phone charger thing, and at the moment 3 purses. (It's a long story!)

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  14. Fifty thousand receipts? That's what bags are for, no?

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  15. Lip gloss, hand cream, gum, a snack, bandaids, nail clippers, knitting project in a bag, and sunglasses that I can't live without! No wonder it's so heavy...

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  16. Zantac and a fabric fold-up shopping bag 'cos they charge a WHOLE 5p for bags in shops here! Gorgeous tote missus!

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  17. Epi pens. And, invariably, a red Dairy Queen spoon. I may *ahem* have a problem with blizzards.

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  18. Mints, notepad and pen, nail file, tissues, fabric scraps, handwash, shopping bag, hairbrush, assorted lipsticks that are way past their best and a wad of receipts! Think it is time for a clear out :)

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  19. A book, painkillers, random scraps of paper, pens, guff

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  20. reusable shopping bag and always my filofax!

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  21. My hankie of course! I love this bag- the handles are the perfect finish!

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  22. Notebook, real book, pens, letter on the go, address book, postcards, hayfever tablets, lip balm, hairbrush, camera, heap of old receipts, leaflets I've collected while out and about, mints, and probably loads of other stuff. Love the bag, by the way - so vibrant.

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  23. My Orbit Sweet Mint gum!

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  24. I carry everything! Currently: toy cars, books for my boys, a book for me, peach lip gloss, a mirror, a notebook and pen, snacks, random fabric scraps, mints, tissues, and a butter knife, plus MORE. I'm not entirely sure how the knife got in there, but I haven't quite got around to removing it either. :)

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  25. Muslins and baby wipes, for when you spot the sick across various items of clothing....

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  26. My daughter keeps sticking half of the toys from her room into my bag...at least it does feel like that much lol xoxo

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  27. i carry a note pad, and some of my prescription meds. this is a beautiful bag. you did a great job. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  28. Mary Poppins me! Tissues, hand cream, pens pencils scissors, tape measure, Bottled water, sweets, quilting clips(so many uses) nail varnish and file, loose change, calculator, Anadin, Piriton, Anthistan, ....... and the lsit goes on!!

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  29. Lots of the usual but also, old receipts, empty gum packet, empty Tylenol bottle, expired coupons....... :) Thank you so much for the chance to win your lovely bag!!

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  30. My bus pass and my passport because you never know!

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  31. disposable breathing filter for giving CPR

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  32. Swiss army knife, lotion and lip gloss.

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  33. I always have chapstick, pen, pencil and my Erin Condren life planner that includes a notepad in the back. Lovely tote, thanks for the chance to win.

    hlward500(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Have to carry my sunglasses and a small cosmetic pouch.

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  35. Love your blog, I almost always carry my Kindle. It seems I am always waiting for hockey, soccer, dance, football, piano practices to get done.

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  36. Chapstick, gum and band aids!

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  37. candy and gum to help my children be patient! Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  38. Lippy and mints! Thanks for participating!
    Elizabeth
    Lwghosts at yahoo

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  39. comb, tissues and small pad and paper.

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  40. I have two small children so I always carry tissues, bandaids and pencils and paper.

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  41. I always have dental floss, scissors, stitch markers, and a needle or safety pin.

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  42. I always have a note pad and some chapstick. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  43. I always have chap stick, ricolas and tissues. Thanks for this nice giveaway!

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  44. Aspirin and chewing gum! Always be prepared! Your tote is adorable.

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  45. I almost always carry a knitting project! I get fidgety if I don't have something to keep my hands busy. I adore the colours in that tote!

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  46. Pictures of my kids and Mr. :)
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  47. I always have either knitting or a book. You just never know when you'll get stuck somewhere!

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  48. Love the colours in this tote bag. I always carry my angina spray medication, tissues, fisherman's friend, band aids, pen and note book.
    Pauline


    perry94022@hotmail.com

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  49. Pens and cough drops! :) Thanks for the chance to win! annesaprons@gmail.com

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  50. Lip balm, of course. Many thanks! malumkal at gmail dot com

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  51. Gum, lipstick, and Advil. Thanks for a chance to win your beautiful tote!!

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  52. Apart from all the usual crap, I always have a little pocket English Czech Dictionary! Thanks for making us such a lovely tote

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  53. Tablets that help me digest dairy, tape measure, sunglasses, passport, lip balm.
    And lots of junk...
    Esther

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  54. Cute tote! I always carry my to-do list and a hairband. Thanks!

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  55. such a pretty tote :-) I always carry around migraine medication and my Indonesian dictionary!!

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  56. 1 black ink pen, 1 turquoise ink pen, 1 mechanical pencil & my Nikon Coolpix camera! (Among a zillion other things)

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  57. A diary and the most important thing: a first aid kit! Gorgeous tote

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  58. I always have a roll-up grocery bag in my bag, and my favorite lip stuff.

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  59. A very small tub of bubbles - there are many occasions when a few bubbles to chase or pop are just what are required - a good way to get different generations / levels of mobility to be able to interact!

    Lovely tote! Keeping my fingers crossed its got my name on it!

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  60. A one liter bottle from Nalgene. Preferably narrow neck, love me some water.

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  61. Unfortunately I'm still at the nappy, wipes, and emergency snack stage. But hopefully the nappies will be gone by the end of summer...

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  62. calendar, pocket knife, a few band aids and pain killers, a book, monthly necessities, an apple, a small water bottle .... aye that's it - I think ..

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  63. I always have the little bag I won from you which contains a compact, a lip balm and my cheque book!! Random.

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  64. Little pot of vaseline (bit weird maybe, but you never know when a gorgeous bloke requires an emergency kiss)

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  65. Well I shall always carry a pocket knife now! Along with chapstick and water...

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  66. Sanitary towels and a lots of used tissues ;) Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  67. Snacks for the children, as no matter when we are or how old they are, they are always blinking hungry!!! Thanks for the chance at winning!

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  68. Glasses, Ink pen and tablet, Tylenol, wet wipes, tissues and anything else I happen to grab on the way out the door.
    Mary -mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  69. I always have a small bottle of Tylenol or other type pain relievers and a pair of fingernail clippers. If my bag gets bigger, then I start carrying too much other stuff all of the time, too :)

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  70. such a cute tote! Love Joel Dewberry! I'm never without a tissue cozy (filled with tissues of course!) -- here's my fav project link for that: http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/03/tissue-holder-tutorial.html, my Kindle, and a tape measure.

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  71. Gorgeous pink fabric, I would love to have a bag hand made by you. I always have tissues, lip salve, lip gloss, pens etc, mirror, comb, small umbrella, fold up shopping bag, driver's licence, small notebook, and various bits of rubbish. x

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  72. I always carry a little shopping bag I made just to put in my bag. Never know when I might find some fabric or yarn I like and I need something to carry it in!
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ sweet bag!

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  73. I somehow always have some toys in there!

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  74. I carry a little book by Pema Chodron in case I have to do some waiting.

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  75. I always have lip gloss and a nail file on hand! Lovely bag - I'm going to check out the tutorial now!

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  76. Every day I carry tissues,lipbalm,mints,little notebook and pen.Lovely bag,thank you for the chance tow win it.Have a lovely week,here it is dark anad rainy.

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  77. Have to have a my Werthers butterscotch candies!!

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  78. Right now my purse is so tiny that is all I in there!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  79. Books, notebooks, Bible, my daughter's toys, lipgloss, sunglasses, sunscreen, and random scraps of paper. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. I always have my glasses and sunglasses (both prescription for driving) and a tiny hairbrush :) This is such a gorgeous bag! Thanks!

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  81. I love Joel Dewberry, so this bag is just gorgeous! I usually always have some type of kids snack/candy in my purse. ha! Life with little ones! ;-)

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  82. Lip salve, pen and paper, kid toys and snacks!

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  83. my to-do list notebook (yes, i have a whole notebook for them), a pen, something to read, & snacks for the baby!

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  84. Beautiful tote! Joel Dewberry is my favorite. I always have hand cream and prilosec. Just in case.

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  85. baby wipes. even when my kids are at school. They always come in handy too!

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  86. My purse is a well-oiled machine. Well, not oiled, but it works well and is perfect for me. I keep my leatherman tool, lipstick, extra keys on a separate ring from my everyday keys, notepads. cards, checks, and a pen. There is room for whatever else I need that day (like fabric! or snacks).

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  87. Mints (I hate the feeling of a bad taste in my mouth), hand sanitizer for the kiddos, and chapstick.

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  88. Very cute bag! I always keep chapstick, gum, a pen, maybe a small notepad, and lotion. ;)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  89. Lip gloss and coupons! :)

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  90. Oh my goodness it's gorgeous! I have a zippy stuffed full of pens in different colors and mini post it notes (with frogs, strawberries or rainbows...there are many...) for notes in my organizer. Freak. Show.

    Please feel better soon, lovely. xx

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  91. I usually have a small graph paper notebook so I can sketch quilt designs while I am waiting for appointments.

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  92. Such a pretty tote! Thanks for the giveaway!

    The only other thing that is *always* in my bag of choice: receipts. They're there until I'm fed up and then they're binned. Why don't I just bin them to begin with?! lol

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  93. a camera is always in my bag. always

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  94. I always carry a little zip pouch with needles, a couple neutral thread spools and a handful of wonder clips ans small scissors. That way if I am running out the door to someplace that I can sneak in a bit of time hand sewing a binding, all I have to do is grab the project as my tools are always packed.

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  95. I always carry tissues and a chapstick!

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  96. There is usually a diaper and some bandaids since I have four kids. :)

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  97. I always carry a notepad and pen, tissues and breathmints

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  98. I always carry my EPI PEN for emergency from insect stings. I follow on bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  99. I always have my diary in my bag or I could never keep track of my work roster and upcoming appointments. Thanks fort he chance tow in!

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  100. Chap stick and bandaids (I'm a clumsy oaf), and a pen which always seems to have vanished when I need one. If I'm with my hubby, I usually have his wallet and glassea

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  101. Dora THE explorer plasters. They are a life saver every time

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  102. Thank you for the giveaway! I always carry lip balm and lipstick, a tiny mirror, a pen, my mini toiletries bag with nail clippers, band aids, etc. handkerchief, fold-up shopping bag, and usually water.

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  103. From the weight, I think I must carry every single one of my wordly possesions around with me and frequently some of DH's too!

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  104. if I am away travelling by plane or train I always have a spare of pants. Other days, just the usual rubbish I suppose (if lucky to win, I can sew up the gap myself)

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  105. I'm not sure you really want to know! I know I've got paper, gum, mints, pens, and other miscellaneous things that fall in the black hole tote! My family laugh at Me but I'm more prepared than they are! Thanks I love your tote!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  106. I am the one with lots of stuff in my bag I didn´t know it´s in it, because my Girl puts them in ;-)

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  107. Tissues, a pen (or two), spare hair tie, lip balm, and a small digital camera. :-)

    macska at gmail dot com

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  108. I carry everything the girls chuck at me, often my iPad, and too much rubbish to ever talk about. Lovely bag missus, but you are lovelier.

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  109. chapstick! which i call "lippy". i actually may leave my house without my wallet, phone and keys... but never without lippy.

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  110. I always carry a pen, and, of course, some money! Plus my coffee card.

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  111. a pen, calendar, and coupons, lol!

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  112. Sunglasses, a pen, and tissues.

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  113. I always have my point and shoot camera. Pen, lip gloss, notebook, CC case and checkbook.

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  114. Apparently way too much! but my Kindle is always with me.

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  115. planner!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. In this season, eye drops because of allergies.

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  117. water and a snack! it keeps me from eating a candy bar when I'm hungry ;)

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  118. Gorgeous bag! I always carry painkillers (a strip each of paracetamol and ibuprofen), a little tin of vaseline, a little tin of hand cream, tissues, a tape measure, a pen and a notebook. Oh, and a couple of plasters!

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  119. I always carry an extra tote bag, nobody knows whether I'm going to need one! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. For me it is my "life file"- a calendar with all my bits of important paper & business cards. Oh yes, my swiss army knife is always with me too.- I have been caught at the airport a time or two with that one,lol
    Sdmc1@live.com

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  121. I always have a lip balm, a pen (although I have a notebook surprisingly rarely, so who knows what the pen is doing!), a polishing cloth for my glasses, an umbrella (regardless of the weather when I go out, Devon is surprising like that) and a packet of mints.

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  122. With my allergies I can't be without tissues! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  123. I like to have a pen with me...

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  124. crayons and small pad for the kiddos! Thanks for the chance.
    clunsford at gmail dot com

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  125. Pen, notebook, inhaler, pouch with ibuprofen, nail clips, lip balm, and phone charger, tube of lotion, kindle, change purse....too much!

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  126. I carry a ton--prescription sunglasses, library books, my 20 spf neutrogena tinted lip balm, samples of steroid creams for itchy bug bites ect for my toddler...snacks for said toddler lol

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  127. My medication for migraines, toothpicks for DH and chapstick, to name a few.

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  128. Tissues and lipstick. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. Church bag...toys, coloring books, crayons, etc

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  130. I always have a book with me!

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  131. I have pretty much everything but the kitchen sink in my bag, I have a book, a tablet, sunglasses, medication, lip balm, a scarf, a brush & small folding umbrella. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely bag.

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  132. among other things I always have a tape measure and nail clippers.
    queenbpez{at}comcast{dot}net

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  133. I should carry a hankie but reading glasses are now needed!

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  134. my sunglasses, pen and paper and some small candies (mints or something else)

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  135. Right now I also have gum, driving license, IBS tablets, spot treatment, two bingo pens, a notebook, hand cream, mini perfume, blistex, Tyrozets, cold and flu tablets (OK looking like I am perpetually ill now...) and lastly a book I just finished :)

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  136. always bring tissues with me.

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  137. I must have a tin of peppermint Altoids. Can't leave home without 'em. Thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. Sunglasses. Even on cloudy days, if there is a glare those glasses are on. Thanks

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  139. Lotion, lipstick, sunglasses and pens.

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  140. I always seem to have a list of sewing stuff I NEED, just in case I drive anywhere close to Joann's!!!!

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  141. I have two babies, so a diaper is always in my bag.

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  142. I always have a supply of mints in my purse, that way if I am with someone with bad breathe, I will take couple out and pop one in my mouth and offer them one. Works all the time. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  143. I always have a small digital camera, a sketchbook and pens and pencils. You never know when inspiration will strike.

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  144. I always carry a mini sewing kit which has: hexie papers, scrap fabric pre-cut, thread on a bobbin, 2 needles(in case I lose one!) and a small pair of snips.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  145. Currently? Diapers and wipes. ;)

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  146. Lip balm, wine wipes (they clean the red off your teeth after drinking red wine!!), chocolate, gum, and my autistic daughter's reward chart!

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  147. A Swiss Army knife, a small flashlight, and a dog leash & dog seatbelt. I'm ready for any emergency. :)

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  148. Lip Gloss/balm (for me) & wet wipes (I have a 3 1/2 year old and some times accidents/spills/food mess still happen).

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  149. Lipgloss, water bottle, camera and notebook.

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  150. A few diapers... ha ha, the life of a mom!

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  151. A few small toys and snacks, a magazine or book, baby wipes - perfect for an afternoon with my granddaughter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  152. I can't leave without lip balm and eyeglass cleaner in my bag. Thanks for participating! :)

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