Unloading My Crafting Stash on all of You……..Merry Christmas!!

If you were having problems finding/downloading the pattern pieces from the snuggly owl tutorial I shared with you yesterday (found here), try it again today.  Bernina let me know it should be easier to access today.  Click here for the full tutorial over on Bernina’s Sewing Republic.  
(The pattern pieces are found at the very end of the PDF file.)
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love to make new things.
But sometimes the pile of new things grows and grows…….and never gets put to good use.
So sad.
I usually have a purpose for whatever project I’m working on.  But sometimes I change my mind, sometimes my gift idea for a particular person suddenly morphs into something else, and sometimes I just wanted to see if I could make something, well, just because.   The end.
And what happens to those little projects?
Well, they just sit.  And wait.
So why not unload several of them on you……….right this minute?
And why not?  I love gift giving at this time of year.  Especially to the un-expectant.  (That’s you, right?)
The only bummer in all of this, is that I won’t be able to hand deliver them to you…….or give you that little I-think-you’re-great squeeze.  Or chat about life/traditions/Dr. appts/local sales/new recipes/funny moments……..like I’d like to.  Bummer.
But, I can pretend.
So, here are a few things that have piled up………..
………..that I’d love to mail out to several of you.  
Hopefully in time for Christmas.  But no promises.  Whew, that’s too much pressure.

Most are pretty simple little things……..but all would be so much happier with several of you.
What’s in my pile?
A cozy flannel scarf……with several lovely ruffles at each end.
Well, actually 2 of them.  One in a gray blue and the other in a vivid red.  2 of you will be receiving one of these little lovelies.
2 gift card cozies……ready for sliding a gift card in, and then gifting to someone else.
Remember, I made a set of three cozies in this post?  
Well, I gave one away but have 2 remaining.  Need ’em?  One person will get both.
Maybe one of you would like this little sling purse, made from a sweater (tutorial here).  It will feel much more loved with one of you.  And hopefully that cheery little flower will put a little kick in your step.
It’s a snap closure and no pockets inside.  Super basic.
How about one of these little zippered pouches (tutorial here)?  
Do you have just the need for one of your very own?  
I will send these out separately…….and share the love with 3 of you.
They really could be used for anything……..craft supplies, make-up, jewelry, treats, pens/pencils, etc.
Hmmmm……..who’s in need of a new purse?  
Here’s the completed Darla Purse  (made from my Darla Purse pattern found in my shop here)……….that really just needs some love.  She hangs in my craft closet, waiting for the perfect new owner………and the time has come.  
(I talk like she’s real…….is that weird?)
There are two velcro pockets on the inside and a snap closure.  
And by the way, the main body of the purse measures about 15 tall x 18 inches wide at the base.

And for those of you who like to sew……..a few patterns.  Just thrown in for fun.  
5 of you will receive a pattern (of your choice) from my shop. 
So not the actual items…….just the PDF pattern, that will be sent to you through email.  
Most include over 25 pages of very detailed instructions and photos.
All patterns choices can be found here.
And that’s it. 

13 winners total.

That should clear out some space for me.

I really wish I had something for you all.  Because I really do have a ball with this site and appreciate you stopping by.  You readers are what makes this crazy blogging thing fun for me.  Seriously.  
So these little treasures are also a way to say thank you for hanging out with me here and there while I post about this crazy new idea or that one.  And thanks for never calling me crazy out loud.  I leave that up to my husband after I tell him I’m going to turn a toilet seat into a mantel piece…….or something similarly crazy. Ha!  (I better go write that down!!!!  Hurry……  Heh, heh!)
Anyway, onto the good stuff…

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How to enter?
  • Just leave me a comment, telling me what item(s) you’d like most, along with your email address.  Otherwise, I can’t contact you.  (If you want to change the format a bit so it’s not traceable…..go ahead.  Example: makeitandloveit (at) gmail (dot) com.)
  • Then the fun part for me.  Tell me something, anything.  You know, like you’ve just plopped down on my couch, ready for a nice chat…  Share with me your fave YouTube video, your favorite flavor of toothpaste, what your child wants for Christmas, how far you hiked the other day, how you like to cook your turkey, what your favorite type of candy is (snickers…no, cinnamon bears…no, cadbury mini eggs……Yum!), what makes you most happy in this world, how you got that stain out of your carpet, etc.  Really, just tell me anything…..no stress.
  • That’s it.  Just one comment per person……..with your choice of item, your email address, and little something to share.
Not sure how to leave a comment?
   Make sure you are at the Make It and Love It site (not reading from an email or google reader) and scroll down to the bottom of the post.  You will see in smaller print, “Posted By Ashley”, then a time, and then the word “Comments” with a number by it.  That number signifies how many people have left comments.  Click on the word “Comments” and a new screen will pop up.  On the right side, there is an empty white box where you can leave a comment, enter your info below it, and then publish your comment.  Your comment will appear at the bottom of the list of comments.  That’s it.
Questions?  Email me at makeitandloveit(at)gmail(dot)com
This is a quick little giveaway…….so it will close by Sunday night (Dec. 19th) at midnight, EST.  Only 2 days from now.  That way I can hopefully drop them all off at the post office on Monday morning.
Thanks for sharing……and thanks for de-cluttering with me.

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2,115 Responses to “Unloading My Crafting Stash on all of You……..Merry Christmas!!”
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    Heather says:

    Amazing, I may be the first to comment. My first choice would be the cute red scarf, but I really do need a purse. Easy to please.

    Now the fun part – My favorite part of Christmas is snuggling up with all four kids and the hubby reading Christmas stories around the lit tree every night.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    disneychamp(at) gmail (dot) com

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    Amanda says:

    My initial favorite was the blue gray scarf, but I also really love the zippered pouches. I'm a little scared of sewing with zippers so I haven't made one yet! hahaha

    Something fun – here in VA we got snow yesterday (VERY unusual for this area!) which got me out of work and I got to spend the whole day cuddling, playing, and crafting for my little one on her 6 month birthday! And we're out again today! I'm off to cuddle some more until nap time, then maybe I'll tackle something with zippers… or not!

    alechols (at) vt (dot) edu

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    Beth says:

    Those scarves sure look cuddly. I'm all about keeping warm! Of course, I have a million uses for zipper pouches too.

    My 11 month old wakes up with me every morning – no matter the time. But not this morning, I have a few minutes of hands free quiet to get a few things done!

    surfobx (at)gmail(dot)com

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    erin, maker of chimes says:

    I'd like to wn the brandley booties or tie pattern. I'm finally finding that I have a little extra time every now and then and could start sewing some special stuff for our little dude!

    Now for the fun part… I dreamed last night that he started walking and pulled down the Christmas tree…. eeeek!

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    Southern Belle says:

    Sweet! I love the sling purse, darla purse, scarfs, and any of the patters (in order of what I like or should I say need.)

    Hm…couch talk. Let's see. I've been attempting to run this holiday season and I have been going 2 miles everyday so far. That's all I have to do is 2 miles. If I feel like going farther, that is fine, but I must do 2 miles. Then I don't feel as guilty about the fun holiday treats.

    My e-mail: [email protected]

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    Laura says:

    I love the Darla purse (plus then I have someone to chat with, right?). I am a Kindergarten teacher and we have a two hour delay today so I am hoping I will get a little bit closer to done this morning (not that the computer is any help at all!!!)

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    Kourtney says:

    Ohh, it's so hard to pick just one. But I have really loved that sling purse ever since you posted about making it the first time. LOVE it.

    What makes my world go round: cuddle time with my little baby boy. Even if it has to come at 4 in the A.M. :-)

    chad.and.kourtney (at) gmail (dot) come

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    Eates-A-Lot says:

    I'm in love with the scarfs… I like the blue one.. but the red one is just as amazing.

    I love to Jazzercise. Even though I'm in my 20's.

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    Ashley Dawson says:

    Those Abigail booties are so sweet! I would love to try to make some for my daughter.
    The only time I allow myself to read blogs anymore is during our middle of the night feedings, so I'm most likely to read between midnight and 5am.

    Ashley (dot) Michelle (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Erica says:

    What a great idea! I love the scarves and the sling purse. I'm amazed you have finished projects lying around!

    I'm very afraid that Santa will be disappointing my 3 year old this Christmas. All she is asking for is a REAL unicorn!


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    Elizabeth Adcock says:

    Oh wow, I would LOVE one of the scarfs, the Darla purse, or a pattern…..too many great options!

    One of my favorite things about the holidays? How my family INSISTS I make fudge for them every year, even though I now live several states away and have to drive 11 hours to bring it to them. They love the old classic Kraft Fantasy Fudge recipe so much they won't even let me try a new one, it has to be the kind with the marshmallow fluff that my (late) mother used to make. It's become a game now, I hide the fudge when I arrive and they act like they won't let me in the door until I produce it ;)


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    Wendy Inman says:

    All of your things are lovely! I'd most like the red scarf or any of the bags! I heart bags!

    I just want to thank you for your site, I have really enjoyed it. One weekend I went to visit a best friend and we did a sewing project.. it was fun to come look on your site and find some cute coasters to make with our left over scraps… we gave them away to our moms who were thrilled :)

    wendy.inman at gmail dot com

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    kthompson says:

    I would love the sling purse. The splash of color on the inside warms me up on this cold morning.

    I am actually sitting on the couch reading but I am also anxiously awaiting the end of today-last day of school- so I can concentrate more on my crafting and cooking. I'm tired of grading papers.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.


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    Ashley says:

    Wow. How sweet of you!! I've so enjoyed reading and following your blog. In fact, I've been so inspired that I've added a sewing machine to my Christmas wish list :) I know nothing about sewing right now, but hope to learn and make some of the things- I just LOVE the owl you just posted a couple of days ago. We are in the waiting part of an Ethiopian adoption, and I'm just dying to make some cute girlie things to put aside for our little girl… My favorites are the scarf and the purses… But all of the things are super cute!! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

    [email protected]

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    Angela says:

    I would love either the Darla purse, sling purse or any of the patterns.

    Fun thing to do, we like to go see the lights on the lake. One of the lakes in the city puts on a beautiful holiday light trail. It's miles long, you take your time driving down the parkway.

    aolsonjax13 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    The Furman's says:

    I think that I would like the scarf or gift card cozy… or maybe the purse… obviously anyone will do!

    I secretly want to write books for children!

    bill.sarah.furman @ gmail . com

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    crafterhours says:

    I LOVE that dark grey zipper pouch with the yellow flower! Patterns are always great too though!

    hmm…I just checked and I don't think you have any barf stories yet…so: I've barfed on my birthday (which was 2 days ago!) enough times that at one point a former boyfriend started calling it my "barf-day". He's long gone, but my friends and family still like to tease me about that. (just so nobody thinks I'm a wino, none of it was alcohol-related barfing, just a mixture of stomach bug, too much candy, food poisoning, etc.)

    -Adrianna @ [email protected]

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    Jennifer @ Muse Lodge says:

    I love the Darla Purse. So cute!!

    I am so ready for a vacation next week….I really need it!! I love this giveaway!


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    Tiffany says:

    wow, what a sweetheart! i too give things away out of my stash of projects… who doesn't love a 'just because'? right now my big news is that movers will be here in 3 days, so all of my christmas shopping is done, done, done! somehow that alone makes the chaos of moving over the holidays a little less, well, chaotic. oh, and my favorite item is the sweater purse. brown & orange?!? oh yes.

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    Cynthia says:

    I love your blog all the time, and I love that cozy red flannel scarf.
    I am looking forward to Christmas….my 20 year old daughter will be flying in to spend time with us. Then at the end of January, another daughter and her husband and 3 children are coming to visit as well as my mother for her 80th birthday. Then another daughter might come in the spring with her baby. I am so looking forward to all of these visits. I am planning lots of sewing projects for them….Owls for my daughter, nighties for the little girls, stuffed animals and a blessing gown. I am rich…..in blessings!!!!
    I hope you enjoy all the comments!
    [email protected]

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    Sarah says:

    this is so generous! I would love anything – the purse, gift card holders, pouch, anything! I think everything you make is awesome. As for something random, it snowed here yesterday for the first time this year. My email is sarah.currence at gmail .. thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lindsey says:

    I love the grey/blue scarf but the zippered pouches are also pretty fun!
    My husband is currently a student teacher and school was cancelled three days last week and three days this week. It's been fun having him around. Kinda like a teaser for Christmas Vacation!

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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    Beth Ann says:

    This is so nice of you! I am in love with the Abigail Booties pattern. So cute!

    Lets see, what's happening…oh! It has been in the high 70s in Phoenix. We got rain which kicked the temperature down into winter conditions yesterday, but I think it still might be shorts weather on Christmas. So much for winter wear here! Ha ha!

    bahunter22 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you for the giveaway and congrats on your new little bundle :-)

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    Kristen says:

    I'd love the red scarf, the sling purse, the zippered pouch (love the one with the three dress forms on it), or the Darla purse. Everything's cute, but those would be things that would make their way to ME! Everything I sew is for someone else!

    I am heading to Chicago tomorrow to visit family for Christmas. Haven't been home for a year, so it's overdue and looking forward to time with family and friends. Both of our families live there.

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    Janna says:

    I love the red scarf &the zippered pouches.

    Here is something crazy….I have 4 children age 4 and under. Yes, a set of twins in the middle. This Christmas will prove to be a lot of fun with them all!

    etsyteachermom at gmail dot com

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    April says:

    LOVE those scarfs!! And the sweater purse if adorable. I would be happy with any of these little treats.

    I spent an entire day making "melted snowman cookies" for my daughters kindergarten party. Which got cancelled due to snow. ;( I was really disappointed, but in the end, we ate them at home and they are very tasty!

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    Anonymous says:

    I would love the scarves! But anything here is really cute.

    You can let me know I won by e-mailing me at jnfr1 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

    I'm a teacher – and wishing Christmas break started after today, but alas, we have two days of school next week. I'm just like the kids— let's be on Christmas break already!

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    Laura says:

    How adorable! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Those scarves are fantastic! And well, I really have a problem collecting purses, and that sling purse would be a darling thing to add :)

    I am in medical school, so I take time on the weekends to de-stress by crafting and baking. I am currently making tons of slippers out of old felted sweaters. And I just made some rocky road bars that are heavenly!

    I can sweetened condensed milk
    1 bag chocolate chips
    2 T butter

    Melt on stove, and then stir in 1 bag marshmallows and 1 large jar peanuts. Spread in a 9×13 pan and then set in the fridge overnight!

    Enjoy! Thanks!

    laurasienas (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Stephanie C. says:

    I'd love a scarf, or really anything else for tha matter!

    My 2 year old is obsessed with the movie Cars. We are currently watching it for what must be the millionth time. Ka-chow.

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    Robyn says:

    The blue scarf caught my eye…as well as the Darla purse – blue is my color. But we do have a new baby nephew so some of those patterns would be fun too!

    I'm at home during the winter and usually stay in sweats…but the washer repair guy is coming sometime this morning and I can't decide if there's a dress code for this situation… : )

    Thank you!

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    Meadowlark says:

    Needing a flannel scarf!

    I'm awake at 5am while the husband drives over the mountain to attend an autopsy for work. I know that's depressing news, but consider it a call to pay attention to friends and family. They may be trying to tell you something. DON'T IGNORE IT, PLEASE!!!!!

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    Marie T. says:

    I would love to win the Bradly Bootie pattern. I am a grandmother to three darling little girls and one more on the way. It would be so fun to have this to make and share the booties with others.
    It is 6:10 am and I am ready to go teach my early morning seminary class at our church. I am indulging and spending a few minutes reading your fun blog while I wait for my teenage son to be ready to leave with me.
    Thanks for the opportunity to write. I love all your creative ideas.
    [email protected]

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    Lindsay says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Seriously — I love your site, and have made a few things you've given tutorials for. You have such great ideas! In this giveaway I especially love your purses and zippered pouches — what can I say, I love places to keep things. :)

    Here is my random tidbit: Yesterday was my Christmas baking day, and now I am up to my eyeballs in gingerbread cookies. It's wonderful. :)

    lindsay23 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Toni D says:

    Wow you are fabulous, I love your blog and often watch eagerly for tutorials. Not sure if this is open to international visitors, but here goes. I desperately need a new purse and or the time to craft one up (though the latter seems unlikely) I love your idea for decluttering, and it is a generous one.

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    Megan says:

    I love the scarf and the Darla purse. That color has me aching for Spring!

    I have to tell you that right now I am snuggled up to my sweet dog…my husband gave him a bath last night and he actually smells good! It's amazing!

    Thanks for sharing your stash with us!

    megloftin (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Karen says:

    I would love LOVE the red scarf to go with my grey coat.

    I adore buying shoes- it doesn't matter if I have anything to go with them- I can always make something. I don't even care if they are for me. I heart gifting shoes! I hate thrifting and finding an amazing pair of Coaches in a 6 when I wear a 7.5. It's like a horrible cosmic tease!

    Thanks for being here- I visit everyday!


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    joliesjunebugboutique says:

    I really like all of it! The scarfs are so pretty!

    I am getting ready to head on down to my sewing room to finish up some gifts! I love all the pretty christmas goodness on everyones blogs!

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    Kelli Kegley says:

    I would live a pattern. I just finished sewing my first item, a longall for my 9 month old baby!!

    I just became a melaleuca customer and am so excited to get rid of all these toxins I have in my house and replace them with melaleuca products!

    My email is krkegley(at)gmail(dot)com

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    Rae says:


    i LOVE the SWEATER purse!

    i stayed up all night making gingerbread men cookies for my neighbors and husbands co-workers.

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    Amy says:

    I would love the sling purse. I have a tiny one that I use when I go out, but there's not much room for all of my goodies.

    For the fun part – I just sat down at my desk with a venti skinny hazelnut latte from starbucks, and all I plan on doing today is reading blogs and shopping! TGIF!

    ajeffres (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Cat says:

    you are too kind to your readers!

    i love crafting, but don't have the time to do all the projects i've "collected" in my "wish" files. anyone else feel like that?

    i would be honored to have any one of your creations, but just ADORE your blue ruffled flannel scarf! ;)

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    Sandy says:

    Well, I am going to my work holiday party today. Hoping to have a blast. Oh, and I love the blue scarf, zippered puches and darla purse.! Is that too much to ask? Doesn't hurt, does it?

    BORN01.02 at (GMAIL) DOT COM

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    Lori Orr says:

    I love the scarves, and the little boy tie pattern. I'm just learning how to sew, so I'm not sure how I'd do, but I'd love to learn!

    My not quite 6 months old has 2 teeth, has always been in the 95th percentile, had her first bit of rice cereal last night, and makes me the happiest person alive.


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    amy says:

    How generous!!!! They are all great prizes but I would have to say that the scarves or the bags are my favorite, but I would love any of them!!! :)
    I am busy getting last minute christmas gifts made up and just finished 2 village frocks for my little girls to wear on christmas day. Busy, busy!
    Happy holidays to you and thanks!

    amyedunn (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Krister04 says:

    HI! I would have to say I would love one of your patterns…probably the ties or maybe the sweet shoes…I don't know this is a really hard decision.

    My little something… I jumped into a runaway car this week to stop it from crashing with my daughter inside…I kinds feel like a superhero. It was all so fast I don't even remember deciding to do it. It was one of those mommy-adrenaline things.

    Love the blog!


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    Laurie says:

    It would be so hard to choose. I have 6 grandsons so the tie pattern would be great but my daughter and i spent days trying to create a bootie pattern, before we gave up, so I know the Bradley Booties would be used too.
    You mentioned favorite u-tube; I have 2;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy1uWAm4SnI and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiH4BFTELME catchy and energetic (My boys hate it though)
    my e-mail; lauriekstone AT gmail.com

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    Stephanie says:

    Oooh, how generous! I am in LOVE with the ruffly flannel scarves – did I miss a tutorial for those? I will have to check! Those would make great Christmas gifts – off to look! stephaniewoody (at) gmail (dot) com.

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    Ginger says:

    Wow! So many comments already!

    My first choice would be either of those cozy scarves, and my second choice would be the Darla purse… so fun!

    Today is my birthday… and we are celebrating with Indian takeout tonight!

    anetemso {at} gmail {dot} com

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    JD says:

    I'd love to be so lucky to win any of those, but I think the scarves, namely the blue one, would be at the top of my list!

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    Coordination Queen says:

    I love the scarves.

    Fun thing – I get to spend the afternoon in my daughter's second grade class throwing a christmas party.

    Kassiebunting at gmail dot com

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    Nicolette says:

    I love the sling purse but would be just as happy with the Darla purse.

    Santa is bringing my daughter a play kitchen this year. So for the last few months I've been washing out and saving various kitchen/food containers from everywhere so she can have a totally stocked pantry. I'm so excited to "taste" what she whips up :)

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    Lea-Ann says:

    I love scarves & purses! But all of your stuff is so cute!
    I have a love/hate relationship with sweaters. I love how snuggy they are, but I always feel like they make me look about 20 lbs heavier…
    what a fantastic giveaway!
    lea.annw at gmail dot com

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    Paula says:

    Love this site! Love the Darla Purse!!!!
    Have you seen 100 ways to hide yr stash on youtube? it's sooo hilarious!!!!!!!! just search for it on YT.(not sure if I can mention the link here)
    Thank you fr this GREAT giveaway!!!


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    Amelia Poll says:

    I would love a pattern! But I could take just about anything (including that fabulous red scarf or sweater purse).

    My little boy (who is just 3 months) has been giggling for his daddy for about two weeks now, and just yesterday he giggled for me for the first time. It just melted my heart.

    Tynkerbelle (at) gmail (dot) com

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    megan says:

    would love either a zippered pouch or a ruffle scarf…can't decide.

    I don't usually enter many giveaways but I'm sitting here with my 2 sick kiddos…so figured, why not?!


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    KK says:

    I love love love love love the blue gray scarf!!!! It would be an awesome wedding present considering I'm getting married in 3 WEEKS!!!!!
    I am so excited about getting married- I can hardly wait (also excited about the honeymoon in Mexico)!!! Also- I'm obsessed with hot chocolate right now…with whipped cream on top. Sorry for the randomness but you told me to tell you "something, anything!"
    Merry Christmas!

    [email protected]

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    mrspelly says:

    love the pouches
    love the ruffled scarf

    fun fact: I am usually pumping while I read my blogs..it makes the time go by soooo much faster! Maybe TMI??


    MrsPelly at gmail

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    Ang & Ron says:

    Okay so I have been wanting to purchase and try out the abigail bootie pattern (just had twins and haven't gotten around to it yet) but I also love the brown sling purse.

    Something fun about me…. I love salads! The perfect salad contains, avocados, sunflower seeds, red peppers & pickles. I like other veggies but those are my "perfect" ingredients :)

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    ChristinaMarie says:

    Id love the bootie patterns preferably the girl one cause i have a niece but either would be awesome!

    This year ive decided to make my family and boyfriends gifts…..and im not done yet eekkk. I do better at the last min though lol. Im making a pretty good size quilt for my boyfriend with rooster fabric. Hes an odd ball i know lol What 22 yr old collects roosters…my bf. He has 2 roosters sitting in his bathroom. They watch you brush your teeth im sure of it

    email:[email protected]

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    Marty says:

    I LOVE the sweater purse!!! I LOVE orange fabric on the inside!
    I hope that my husband gets the earlier flight today. That way he can see the kiddos before they go to bed!

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    emily ann. says:

    Hello! :) I suppose that I have to admit I really love winter. Most people seem to haaaaaaaaaaate winter with all the snow and gray skies, but, honestly, I love staying at home, snuggling up with hot chocolate after playing in the snow with my Sesame and just staying warm! I may also find it humorous to watch my dog attempt to make it around in the snow filled backyard. hehe. :) If I had to choose one of the items…the gift card cozies. They're just adorable and I have a couple to give away! :) Merry Christmas!

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    Ang & Ron says:

    **Completely forgot my email address****

    Okay so I have been wanting to purchase and try out the abigail bootie pattern (just had twins and haven't gotten around to it yet) but I also love the brown sling purse.

    Something fun about me…. I love salads! The perfect salad contains, avocados, sunflower seeds, red peppers & pickles. I like other veggies but those are my "perfect" ingredients :)

    [email protected]

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    Hayley says:

    What a lovely Christmas idea! You get to give presents AND you get more space in your craft room. :) I love that sling purse you made. I have a red sweater in my stash I could use for the same thing, but I'm not a "red" kinda girl.

    Fun thing? Hmm. Well, we're part of a very new church, and there have been some people interested in participating in a Christmas choir. It's been over 3 yrs since I last sang in one, so I turn into a complete geek, absolutely giddy to get to a rehearsal. I even get to direct the group. I didn't know I'd missed it so much!


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    Nic says:

    I would love a scarf. I just moved to freezing cold Michigan and have become obsessed with scarves. I never understood their importance in winter dress till I moved here.

    Something fun…er funny…I am off to wrap my own Christmas presents. My husband ordered all my gifts off of Amazon this year. They came in two boxes, and instead of him wrapping them individually, he has talking me into just wrapping the two boxes. This whole thing is is way on "simplifying" Christmas. (As if he ever did that much, right??) You've got to give him points for getting the gifts here a whole week before Christmas! (Got to love him!)


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    Chris says:

    So many cute things. However, I think the sweater purse would be my 1st choice. Love the scarves too though!!

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    Catherine says:

    I adore all of your goodies, but the red ruffle scarf is my fave. I would just LOVE to have that. You are so talented.

    We had snow in NC yesterday and it was pretty chaotic for awhile until it all turned to rain. Southerners aren't used to driving in snow and sleet, so we don't handle it well!

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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    Renea says:

    thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I would choose either of the booties patterns as I have two new grandchildren arriving next year. Or the pretty green bag pattern (for me). My favorite part of x-mas would be Christmas eve late at night and just relaxing with the family.

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    Chandler says:

    I would either one the red scarf or one of the adorable zippered pouches. TOO CUTE.

    I just played The Sims 3 for about 6 hours straight :P

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    Danielle says:

    Ilove the sling purse.

    Samething about me — I wish I could sew.

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    Julie says:

    Oh I love all the beautiful things you are giving away. My 2 choices would be the Darla Purse and the Sling Sweater Purse. I wouldn't know how to choose between them!

    If I were to plop on your couch today I'd tell you that I think I've lost my mind this Christmas! HA HA. We took a beach trip the week of Thanksgiving and I've been playing catch up ever since. Crafts for gifts, crafts for sale, shopping, parties, family I love it all but next year I'm starting earlier! (Didn't I say that LAST year?) :-)

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    Cadiedid says:

    I would love either the Darla purse or the small pouch with snowflakes or yellow flower. Everything is so wonderful!

    My daughter just learned to stand up! I can't wait till she can walk too :)

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    Anonymous says:

    I think I'd love a pattern!

    I'd love to make some little shoes for my 1.5 year old to keep his feet warm . . .

    We just moved and I love our new place! So excited to celebrate Christmas here!

    thanks so much

    Sarah C
    artistalatina (at) gmail (Dot) com

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    Jill says:

    I love it all. I think the blue scarf and the sling purse are my favorites.

    One of my favorite things about the holidays is watching my three young boys learn about and experience the season. Now if I can just stay awake to watch them. They wear me out! :)


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    Courtney says:

    Oh, i love all the options! I would love either of those scarfs for sure, possibly the red over the blue, but I'd use either of them a lot!

    Something fun huh? My parents are flying to see our family this Sunday – this is the first Christmas that they will have visited us at our home since my husband and I got married 6 years ago – I'm super excited!

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    MandaK says:

    Everything is beautiful, I really am liking the scarves and the sweater bag though! amanda.kruegeratgmaildotcom

    Today is my son's last day of school, I am officially becoming a FT SAHM on Monday!

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    Lawanna says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. I like the zippered pouches. Zippers and I don't get along well. I also like the red and grey scarfs….perfect colors for Ohio State Buckeye fans.

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    Pink Princess says:

    OOHH I'd love one of the scarves.

    (something fun duh haha) I am always in need of scarves lol. I am a mailcarrier and now in the winter have to walk my whole route…in the snow, sleet and rain. We are having lot's of snow right now so it is very cold bbbrrrrrr. Could always do with a warm cute pretty ruffle scarve to brighten a bleary dark day :)

    Hugs from Marian
    dutchy19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    nillabeans6 says:

    What a wonderful way to de-stash :) I am TOTALLY in love with that red scarf!!! But, I really should be putting the Maddy dress pattern in as my wish, because I bought a new (to me) sewing machine early this year, and I am scared of it.

    I have sewn for years, but this machine is different from my other 2, and I need motivation to unpack (we moved last week) and ring in the new year teaching my oldest to sew.


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    Becky says:

    You're so sweet to share your awesome crafts with us! I L-O-V-E that red scarf – definitely my favorite!

    A little something about me…I'm a Christmas baby and I love it! My mom always made sure I had really special birthdays & parties growing up, so I never felt slighted in the least. I'll be 28 next week & my family still has a special "birthday time" on Christmas Day totally separate than our regular Christmas exchange. I have an awesome fam! :)

    beckyhanes (at) gmail (dot) come

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    KK says:

    First Choice: Zippered Pouch
    Second Choice: Gift Card Cozy
    Third Choice: Patterns! :)

    Something fun: next year at this time my husband and I will be preparing for our first Christmas with a six month old baby. The joy in my heart is really uncontainable…trying to be patient while being so excited, I feel like I'll have Christmas in June!

    katherine.keys (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Maryann says:

    ….. oh and I LOVE the sling purse!

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    Becky says:

    I would LOVE to have either of the ruffle scarves! They're adorable!
    They'll make up for the fact that I've burnt two pots of hot chocolate already this week. I'm so distracted by Christmas!
    bectolman at hotmail dot com

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    Anonymous says:

    My favorite is the Darla bag…So cute! Although, I would be happy with any of the items!! My e-mail is lindley25(at)charter(dot)net.

    Now for the "tell you anything" part…today I am heading over to JoAnn's fabric to pick up some fabric to make my hubby some PJ's for Christmas…I haven't made him any in several years and he is due for a new pair. He's getting Gator jammies because he's a big Fla. Gator fan (some of his relatives went there and live near there) and because it matches the Gator quilt I made him as well. He'll be so cute with his jammies and matching blanket. :) Can't wait for Christmas morning!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway and your MANY wonderful tutorials…I love that you share your ideas with the world!

    Oh…and I am publishing my comment as anonymous because I can't remember my google account password!!!


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    DiOr says:

    OOh, the red scarf!

    Can I say how much I have loved simplifying this Christmas? My girls found out about the pink Lego sets so shopping for all my kids was almost a one stop deal (Yay for Lego stores)! They each wanted a pillow pet as well. I've been done since Black Friday and I'm loving it.

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    Tiff says:

    I would like anything, but I have had my eye on your tie pattern…BECAUSE…I'm also expecting in February. Only, I'm not expecting a girl, I'm expecting a boy. Oh how I wish you were expecting a boy too, I would love some cute baby boy tutorials :) Merry Christmas! dtflake@

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    Dan and Katherine Miller says:

    I am so excited! I love the Darla purse and the sling purse… My little girls love purses and I do too!
    Let's see,a little something about me, I have discovered a love of homemade candy, my mother in law and I spent a couple hours last night dipping chocolates. It was a lot of fun! Everyone deserves a Mother in Law as wonderful as mine!!
    [email protected]

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    evitafjord says:

    I would love to have either purse or a zippered bag or a scarf (my oldest daughter would particularly love those) or a pattern (my lil guy could definitely use a lil tie).

    My daughter (12) was watching over my shoulder yesterday and fell in love with the snuggly owl. We're going to be making several next week during Break (yay for Christmas Break, best time of the year – my husband is a teacher, so he's home too!!) as gifts for her friends and we're so excited.

    evitafjord at gmail

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    Dave and Kathryn Dodds says:

    I'd LOVE the pattern for the little boy's tie or your fabulous ruffled scarf!
    As for random information, my little baby boy Cameron is about to turn one on New Years Day. He was the first baby born in St. Louis in 2010, which was very awesome, especially since he decided to show up a month early!
    I love your blog. Your ideas are often getting me out of a craft rut! Thanks!

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    Kira says:

    I'd love the Darla purse or any of the pattern books.

    I need to start tracking my calories again but I think the season is against me :)

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    brittany, steve, gabe and ezra says:

    love them all!! beign a florida girl, we dont get much use out of scarves… so we love them most of all!! would definitely choose one of them, or the darla purse… thanks!

    sivyers at gmail dot com

    and… in april our family will welcome our third little boy… in three years. i am really excited and already in love with our new little one, but there are definitely moments when i wonder about our sanity:)

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    Suzan says:

    Love the scarf and the little bags are darling. I totally love the pattern for making booties. Those little shoes are just to adorable for words!

    I am at the office…trying to figure out how I can "disappear" a little early this afternoon. I really am caught up on everything here and there is so much to do at my house! My annual Christmas tea is on Sunday. I need to make food and clean and put some kind of Christmas decor on my front porch besides the wreath. See – I NEED to be home today!

    Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

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    Jenny r says:

    I love everything, you are so talented. Today I am trying to decide if I should go to the gym or run outside, it is only going to be about 15-20 degrees but I love the fresh air, so if the sun is shining outside it is.

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    Ouiser says:

    oh, blue flannel scarf, i love you. please come live with me. i would be so good to you, and i promise not to let my daughter destroy you.

    a little something: my daughter, who hates loud noises, was really disturbed by the vacuum that the chimney sweeps used yesterday. when i told her they needed to clean the chimney so santa could get in safely, she told me he could just use the door.

    now, pick me, pick me!!

    sommerpearson (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Bibliophiliac says:

    Oooh. ALL the goodies make my heart go pitty-pat. Like many others, I do like the sweater sling purse a whole lot!

    My weekend plans are to play a little broomball (like hockey, only more stupid…no pads, no helmets, no skates. Just boots, snowpants and a broom) and to work on our end-of-year picture slideshow.

    Thanks for the neat giveaway! :D


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    mortensenfamily says:

    i'd love the patterns, but the scarves, gift card cosies, and zippered pouches also caught my attention…

    thanks for all your posts…..you onspire me!

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    Mandi says:

    I would love the little tie guy pattern. I've got 2 little guys that need some more ties.

    I busted out my red satin pajamas last night, and I'm feeling so much more Christmas-y today. It's amazing what a little luxury can do. I might wear them every night until New Year's!

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    Cari says:

    How to choose?! I think my first choice would be the tie pattern. I've been wanting to make some for a long time. My big sis has your pattern and says it is heavenly. Second choice would be the Darla Purse. Third choice the grey scarf. I could keep going….

    My favorite thing right now is when my 2 yr old daughter comes up to me with chubby arms extended and says, 'Mommy, I wanna hoed you'. I melt.

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    Julie says:

    I have actually never done this before but I can't resist… I love both bags and all three patterns! I have a weakness for fabric and should join "fabric buyers anonymous" because every time I enter the fabric store, I come out with arms loaded. I love to sew but am an AP English teacher and mother of three so between grading and cuddling, I don't get to craft as much as I like. Merry Christmas!

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    Anonymous says:

    I really like the card holders. I would like to give one to my sister.

    I have a two year old with a birthday in January and she has been talking about her birthd ay for a month already. I sure hope she is this excited when it finally gets here. But the other night I was putting her to bed and she was restless. I told we had to go to sleep because we had a big day tomorrow and she whispered, "Is tomorrow my birthday party." We were actually going to a Christmas parade but what do you say to that. Merry Christmas!!

    [email protected]

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    Morgan says:

    I love the red scarf and the sling purse. I'm definitely in the market for both of those items….. all the time! I really love your blog too! :o)

    A little something fun, I'm new to crafting. Being in college, I don't have much time for it though. I'm not very good so sometimes I get discouraged and want to give up, so I make something again, and it turns out great. It restores my crafting confidence!


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    Camille says:

    Wow– I would love any of those things! But my favorites were the Darla purse and the red scarf. Everything you make is to cute for words.


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    rach says:

    I would love the "lil guy tie" pattern. I have a little guy of my own who needs some ties for church.

    If I had one wish, it would be to have a photographic memory. How cool would that be??

    youngrachelanne at gmail dot com

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    Lisa says:

    My fave thing – that beautiful gray blue scarf. I also like both of the purses, and I'm a sucker for a great pattern . . .

    What makes me happy? Hanging out with my 3-year granddaughter. She is such a character and we have lots of fun together!!


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    Erin says:

    So fun! I love the blue grey scarf, Abigail and Bradley bootie patterns. All of it is so cute, but these would be my top three choices!

    I'm sitting here next to my precious 18 month old basking in the glory that is a lazy Friday with only a trip to the grocery store on our to do list!


    Emdubroc at gmail dot com

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    Allison says:

    I would love the pattern for a little tie. I am pregnant with my first little boy and would love to make a tie for him. But my second choice would be the scarf. I am loving scarfs now, maybe it comes with the season.

    I am about to make some rolls for a Christmas party and wish I had a little more motivation to do them. Merry Christmas.

    Please let me win please let me win :)

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    Liz says:

    I would love the sweater purse, but the pretty blue scarf is a close second.

    Couch Talk: My toddler seems to love Christmas trees, whenever we see one she exclaims "Happy!", which of course makes everyone else happy.

    lyriclizard at yahoo dot com

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    Casey says:

    I would really LOVE to be the wearer of your oh-so-adorable sling purse. Really, really cute. I go to your blog EVERY day! I just love it! My husband and I are working on getting pregnant (first time!) and your blog has filled my head with such cute DIY ideas! Can't wait to reference past projects for my own little one some day!

    Wishing you and your family a lovely holiday!


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    Amanda says:

    Hooray! I'd take any of it! :)
    Tell you something…well it is 8:30 and I was feeling pretty darn proud of myself..dishwasher unloaded, round 1 of 12 cupcakes made, child had breakfast, laundry started, dishwasher again loaded and running. Blog posts for next 3 days done. Oh wait. Not. I didn't save them (I had all 60 links I wanted to feature saved – or so I thought- in word.) SOOOO not cool.

    [email protected]


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    Jen says:

    I am really loving the ruffly scarves. Either color-I'm not picky! :)

    I have to admit that this hasn't been my best Christmas…we're in the middle of having to move to a new base (my hubby is Air Force) and I do not want to leave South Carolina. I have found my home. BUT, despite all the struggles we've had the last few months, I am so thankful that my family is TOGETHER. It doesn't matter if we're in our home or if we're in a hotel somewhere on the road to Oklahoma. My husband is not deployed this year and for that my heart is overflowing.


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    Melinda says:

    I am in love with the sling purse!

    The fun part: I play with my makeup like a teenager while my son is in the bath. He likes to play in the bath and I get bored so the only things to amuse me are things already in the bathroom. Every mom should wash their kids hair while wearing red lipstick. It makes life more interesting.


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    Jessica says:

    I absolutely love all of these wonderful items, but if I had to chose just one, I would have to chose the pattern for the Bradley booties.

    I think that would be perfect for us because we are expecting our little boy here around February. We are so excited!


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    Krista says:

    What a great giveaway. Thanks!

    What's on my mind?… Today I want to finish making my Christmas cards and address and mail out all 60 of them, finish crocheting a hat for my SIL, finish sewing the duvet cover for my daughter, make 7 dozen cookies for a cookie exchange and of course I need to read all of the updates for all of the blogs I follow… whew!

    [email protected]

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    Wani says:

    I honestly would love to get a few of these gifts/prizes! I'm an early-to-intermediate sewer so I would love to get a pattern… but I love the purses… so hard to decide! Surprise me!
    My something fun is actually a bit of a confession… I've been wearing the same sweatpants for days now. In my defense its darn cold out and I just want to stay warm and cozy! ;-) Please tell me I'm not the only one!

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    Lisa says:

    I love the sling purse. But I would love the tie pattern also. Boys are not as easy to dress up for church as little girls. :-)

    This year I decided to make all of our Christmas gifts. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm sick of sewing at the moment. I have a few more items that need some hand stitching and then I'm done until 2011!


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    Petit Design Co. says:

    I would love the sling purse, the yellow flower zip pouch, blue scarf, or darla purse (in that order)

    I'm a little sore today. i went to 1.5 hours of zumba last night. Have you ever been to a Zumba class? It's so much fun (that's if you like to dance) It doesn't even feel like exercise, until you get home :)

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    Tracy Kosofsky says:

    EEK! Thank you so much for this offer! I love just absolutely everything, but if you MADE me choose I'd choose one of the scarves or zippered pouches. If you REALLY REALLY made me choose, I'd choose a scarf. :)

    A random thing – I absolutely love, love, love gingerbread lattes and wish I was drinking one right now instead of plain old coffee!

    My email is tkosofsky (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Jessica says:

    Love the Darla purse, and the Abigail pattern! Everything is adorable though.

    I can't believe that I'm about to have a 2 year old. I feel like my son was just born and 2 just seems soooo grown up.

    jessialharrison (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Jennifer says:

    I would really like to win the scarf. Specifically, the blue one:) I love all your crafts.

    Hmm…the fun part. We're having our second baby in July. Just had our ultrasound yesterday. So excited:)

    j_banyay (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Scrappin Ashley says:

    I love the scarfs and the gift card holders! Beautiful!!

    I am so excited to take my 2 year old to a under ground cave you drive through that has over 2 million lights for Christmas!! I think I'm more excited for it LOL

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    scrappinashley (at) hotmail (dot)com

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    Angee says:

    I love the sling purse and red scarf.

    As of January 1st I'll be a stay-at-home mom. I'm so excited that I get to stay home with my girls!

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love all your stuff. I have at least three or four of your tutorials on my to do list.


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    Anonymous says:

    I love the scarf, or any of the patterns.

    I'm at work and wish I wasn't :(

    lovemyabbie at gmail.com

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    Jenna says:

    I absolutely love the blue-gray scarf. It would be absoluetely perfect for our 3 inches of snow we received yesterday:) I also love your zippered pouches. I have been wanting one since you did your post.

    Today I get to deliver 60 gift bags full of toys to my clients so that they will have something for Christmas! Love seeing the smiles on their faces.

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    kelliemorgan says:

    WOW! This is amazing. I love that Darla purse. Love, love, love it. The thing I am happy about today is a gift I received from a former student. I am a teacher, and it was sitting on my desk. Not that it was a gift, but that I haven't had the boy for four years and he thought of me at gift giving time. I feel so special! Love my job! These teenagers are amazing!

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    Sidnie says:

    Wow. How fun.
    I love the scarves. Or the zippered pouches. So cool.
    I just looked at the calendar and realized Christmas is 8 days away. Christmas Eve? 7 days. 7.
    I'm not sure I'll be ready in time, but we'll see! It snowed all last night too. And is snowing again now. Wonder if we'll have a White Christmas?
    greenenough4me at gmail dot com

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    Sara says:

    Oh, I'd love the Abigal pattern – so very cute! Oh, but, the flanner scarves are terrific, too!

    A bit o' chat….my lovely, 10 mo old daughter was kind enough to help knock a full 2L of soda off the counter on to my bare foot. Yup, it's swollen and black and blue and painful. Usually not a big deal but I bought the cutest opentoe shoes to wear for our christmas parties —- ah, maybe next year. :)

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    Kelly says:

    My first choice would be one of the zippered pouches, the one with the snowflakes! :) But those ruffled scarves are awesome as well!!! :) jacknaerynsmom (at) gmail (dot) come is my email address. :)

    This has been a trying year, but through the difficulties, an exciting thing has happened! I have been losing weight!!!! I am on weight watchers and have lost 29 pounds so far (since early June), I reached my 10% goal this past week and I am thrilled about that and want to scream it from the rooftops. I have been wanting to lose all this weight for many, many years and it is finally happening! YEAH!!!!! And my baby boy turned 7 this past week.

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    Sarah says:

    So many lovely things in this giveaway, it's hard to choose just one. I'm so drawn to those ruffle scarves, but also to the sweater purse (I'm a full-time diaper bag carrier, and it would be nice to have a bag just for me).

    Here's something fun: My one year old is going to walk any day. Right now I'm watching her cruise around the coffee table, chasing after the toys her big brother REALLY doesn't want her to get a hold of. It's a pretty fun thing to watch. :-)

    Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration you send our way.

    sarah sharp 7 {at} gmail {dot} com

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    Rebekah says:

    I could definitely find something to tuck into a little zippered pouch.

    Yesterday I sat down at my sewing machine with the intention of making a few little bird softies to give as Christmas gifts and instead I spent the entire afternoon making a figure 8 scarf for myself out of some of my daughter's old t-shirts.

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    meagan says:

    I would love the darla purse, so adorable- well let's be honest, I would love any of these. I think your an Idaho girl and I am too, just displaced to the east coast. For Christmas we are hoping, praying, and wishing that our daddy will be home with us and not flying a plane to Afghanistan. Love the blog!

    meag(dot)gleckler at gmail (dot) com

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    Shannon says:

    I was ranting the other day about how my diaper bag/purse just isn't working for me… so the purse or pouches would be awesome! Thanks!! I was browsing a funny book last night-pretty funny. Here's a link to save a step: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Family-Photos-Mike-Bender/dp/0307592294/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292594430&sr=8-1

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    JKGROSS says:

    I would like the Bradley Bootie pattern since I have the other two already :0) I also like the gift card holders, and the blue scarf.

    Something fun: I still cannot keep secrets from my sister, we always tell each other what we get each other for gifts…pathetic…I am 24

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    lime says:

    I would LOVE the gray-blue scarf–it is seriously so cute!
    I am recovering from my annual cookie exchange party I had last night. Another huge success…and a platter with 6+ dozen cookies ready to be divided up and brought to neighbors!

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    Tammy says:

    The sling purse is so AMAZING. That would be my choice!

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    Rachel Holloway says:

    oh little lady!I have so much to say…hmmm… :)
    First off, I still have to tell you I have the fondest of memories of meeting you in person–you are seriously my craft idol and such an incredible person!

    2nd….still bummed you didn't move to Ohio. lol :)

    As for the prized treasure I would LOOOOOVE….that red scarf. It seriously called my name! I have lost 45 pounds now and bought myself a new wool peacoat to fit my new shape that is crying out for a beautiful scarf to compliment it! Red = the most amazing color EVER. :) And those ruffles are SASSSSSSY!

    There ya have it–you are amazing…that scarf is amazing…and I would love it to pieces if I ended up getting it! :)

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    Karin says:

    I love the sweater purse with the orange flower. Very cute. I also like the ruffle scarves. So hard to choose a favorite.

    My favorite band is the New Kids on the Block. You know, from the 80's. They are going on tour this spring with the Backstreet Boys. I'm not ashamed to share my obsession.

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    ~*~ says:

    the red scarf is gorgeous! but I also like storing knick knacks in zippered pouches so that would be awesome as well.

    I love your blog! It makes me want to be so craftsy but I'm stuck at work when I see your project and never do them when I get home. :(

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    collettakay says:

    I love the Darla Purse with the ruffled scarves coming in second.

    Let see, what to tell you. I've been trying to learn to crochet more complicated items and just crocheted my very first hat. I was intimidated starting out but actually found it to be quite simple. Even though I'm pretty sure I added some extra stitches along the way. You can read about it on my blog. Do you crochet?


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    Kathleen says:

    Ashley, I would love any item you've made. Seriously.

    And now something about me. I am new to blogging. I feel like a blog stalker but I have started my own. My only follower was my 21 year old daughter but this morning she im'd me from college asking me if I've checked my blog lately. I did and… I have 5 followers! So I am sitting here feeling surprised and happy. :)

    I'd also like to say thanks for inspiring me to get back to creating/making/sewing.

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    one BleSSed gal! says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarf!

    i am so thankful that this year, for the first time in years we've had the "extra" money to provide Christmas gifts for kiddos other than our own.


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    Jenny says:

    I am in love with the scarves- the red one especially. And the sling purse. And the patterns. Is that too much to list?? ;-)

    The fun part- This is our first Christmas in SIX years with just our little family. No one living with us, us with them, etc. We have a WHOLE day- just us. The best part of the gifts? They are ALL homemade! Yep- even my 3 y/o daughter is making gifts for her 3 big brothers and Daddy. LOVE IT!!


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    Ashley says:

    I love the darla purse and the patterns (thought to have to choose just one?! :)
    Couch talk, eh? Could use some couch talk with a friend. We just moved cross country and there's no one we know to chat with.

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    Amber says:

    I really love that red scarf!

    And my favorite Christmas tradition is that my family eats Chinese food on Christmas eve. Yum!

    awebb5 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Aubrey says:

    I would love the scarf, or the purses, or I love both the little shoe patterns!
    Something about me – I'm staying at my parent's house with my 2 kids for Christmas vacation and so far one or both of my kids have woken up every night we've been here (which they don't do at home), making it a little less of a vacation as I'm slowly becoming more and more tired…am I even making sense? Sleep deprivation gets to me, but I really want to win!
    byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

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    noahsarahmommy says:

    I think that sling purse is just precious! Love it!

    I am super excited today because at 2:30 my kids come home from school and I don't have to give them up for two full weeks! We are going to snuggle, craft, cook, and play till we can't keep our eyes open anymore! The part of the Christmas song that says "…and mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again…" is the worst line ever written in a song!! :)

    noahsarahmommy (at) gmail (dot) com

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    The Kay Family says:

    *My pick would be a scarf {preferably the red one}!

    *janenehop at hotmail dot com

    *Would you believe I forgot to send the teacher gift and friend gifts with my first grade daughter to school today?? It is the last day of school before Christmas break and the last chance to give them their gifts!! ARGH!!! So now I have to take all the gifts before school gets out – while toting my other kids (4, 1.5, and newborn) with me. Grrr, I can't believe I totally forgot!!

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    Cris Chiosini says:

    Olá, Ashley.
    Eu simplesmente AMO o seu blog.
    Aqui eu sempre encontro ótimas ideias com fotos muito esclarecedoras, o que é perfeito para mim já que comecei a costurar em janeiro deste ano.
    Gostaria muito de participar do seu sorteio, mas não sei se é possível pois moro no Brasil.
    De qualquer forma, resolvi deixar o meu comentário para dizer para você uma das coisas de que mais gosto: estar com os meus amigos.
    E, através do mundo virtual, descobri que 'estar' com quem a gente gosta não precisa necessariamente ser algo físico.
    Graças ao meu blog, conheci muitas pessoas especiais neste ano, e aprendi que o verbo 'compartilhar' é um dos mais prazerosos de se conjugar.
    Obrigada por dividir com a gente suas criações sempre tão lindas.
    Desejo que você tenha um excelente Natal.
    Um beijo,
    Cris Chiosini
    [email protected]

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    Eldredge's says:

    I would love to have the Darla Purse but then the scarfs a really cute too.

    So I got all done with Christmas shopping and then my kids decided they wanted pillow pets from Santa so I have been on the hunt for a sale since.

    eldredges (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Kate Rowan says:

    I would love to have a scarf or a bag, but happy with anything.

    I recently learned to sew and made something the other day…..a coaster! Its not much, but its mine, and it makes a big difference.

    Thanks a million….

    katerowan @ idreamloudly.com

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    Stephanie says:

    Let's see…I love the grey scarf the MOST I guess. All the items are pretty fantastic!

    Well, the first thing that comes to mind to chat about is my day. I mean it is just getting started here at 7am, but I am really looking forward to tonight. It's craft night you see, & my friend Aub & I are goona break out the sewing machine. We have craft night every 1st & 3rd Friday, & we've been working on a little quilt for her. All that is left is the binding! I am so excited to see it all finished.I got her some labels so she can put her name & date on it as a surprise to really finish it off…shh, don't tell. :)

    Thanks so much for destashing with all of us!
    [email protected]

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    Strand Family says:

    I'd love the scarf, either color.

    For the past few days when I've walked the dog my nose hairs have frozen. I forget what it feels like every year and then it is like "oh yeah, that's weird" Kind of strange to think of my daughter growing up knowing that feeling. Definitly never happened when we were living in AZ!

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    Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition says:

    what I want the most?!? scarf, gift cozie, bag – I can't decide!! mandybeez at gmail

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    Camille Pedersen says:

    I've got a weakness for purses, and love the sweater purse. But the scarf was also calling my name, something to dress up a simple shirt and cover up some post pregnancy belly. Love your site, thanks for sharing your creativity.

    Camillepiano at hotmail dot com

    One week ago today I had my third baby. I completely love being a mom.

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    Rebekah says:

    I love the scarves!!! We're in Alabama for my best friend's wedding this weekend! Loving the holidays this year!!

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    Lindsey Crockett says:

    I love the PDFs and the purses! So cute!

    I'm getting my very first sewing machine for Christmas this year and I am SO excited!! My MIL is getting it for me and she's an avid sewer. I have only sewed (sewn?) in 10th grade, so I'm gonna need a little practice, but I can't wait to start picking out fabric and getting that thing going!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    [email protected]

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    Laura says:

    My choice would be the sweater purse and I LOVE the red scarf too. Everything is so cute, Id be gracious to win any of it!

    A new Christmas tradition my family is starting this year, is a Pajama Party on Christmas Eve at my Moms house. We decided to keep it simple and easy this year. Everyone show up in their Christmas PJ's, finger foods and Christmas movies. Plus the kids are all ready for bed when they get back home.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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    Meredith (Auntie M) says:

    meredith (dot) sanders (at) gmail (dot) com
    I love the red scarf!

    My favorite YouTube video is the "Pink Glove Dance!" Great way to highlight breast cancer awareness!

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    krmccord says:

    I love the scarves or the baby bradley booties or the ties. So cute!!!!

    This is our first Christmas as a family of three as I just had a baby in September. We have had so much fun with him already this year but can't wait for next year when he will actually enjoy it more! All I know is that there is not enough time in the day to make all the handmade goodies I want to make, so it's so cool you are sharing yours!!

    [email protected]

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    lindsey says:

    oh my goodness! any of these items would be great! but, i love the sling purse and the zippered pouches.

    lindseymiller20 at gmail dot com

    this is the first year that i have made a lot of my gifts and i have enjoyed it so much! definitely going to start doing this every year.

    Merry Christmas!!!

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    Andrea says:

    Oh how I would love the scarfs! Love the ruffles!

    This is our last Christmas of 3. Next year our family will nearly double with the birth of twins in march!

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    Steve and Nikki says:

    I have been swooning over the snowflake pouch since you first showed it off.

    I painted my nails neon pink ten minutes ago. They are kind of scary, but I am too lazy to take the polish off.

    bischinha at gmail dot com

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    Rachel says:

    I love the red scarf or the purse! I am amazed you keep your blog going during the holidays – there is always so much to do!

    My favorite part of this years christmas will be when my husbands grandpa pulls out his violin and we sing songs at the piano.

    rachelcarmella at gmail dot com.

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    Denise says:

    How fun! I would love the scarf…or a purse…or a pouch! lol! i never win stuff like this…so I just love the thought of getting something fun in the mail.

    As for something fun from me? Humm…I am finally more excited about the gifts I am giving this year than the ones that I am getting. It only took 40 years! lol.

    my email is neeceebee at gmail.com

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    Megs says:

    I absolutely love the scarf! So beautiful, otherwise the Darla Bag is just gorgeous and I could always find a use for a little zippered pouch!

    Something to tell you – well, it is 12:45am here, raining but still warm (it's summer here) and I really should be in bed as I have 4 kids to get up to in the morning, love this time of year though and can't wait to catch up with family and friends.

    Merry Christmas!


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    Erin says:

    i think the zippered pouch is my favorite, of course, i'd think myself lucky to end up with anything from you!

    have you seen the video of marcel the shell with shoes on? it's the best 3 minutes and 22 seconds of your day, no doubt. please please watch.

    you're so lovely!
    erin11783 at gmail dot com

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    Frances says:

    I love, LOVE LOVE the black zippered pouches and the brown and orange bag! Isnt it fun when the inside of the bag has a fun pattern! Sometimes it's my favorite part!

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    Emily Robertson says:

    I love the scarves! And also the sling purse..amazing! I have been wanting to make one! You are amazing! Love your blog!

    I dreamt last night that I was back in sixth grade! Oh the horror!


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    Ms. A says:

    Hello, lover! I'm crushing heavy on the red scarf! LUUUURVE those details on it! (was that a tutorial?)

    Oh, I have to share with you my youtube video of the moment!!


    (Are you addicted to this show too???)

    highongod (at) the gmailness.

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    judith says:

    The boy tie pattern- my 2 boys want to wear a tie to church ALL THE TIME so making some would be SO fun!

    Fun part: so I totally never knew why people did the (at) & (dot) thing. ha! I always wondered why and was going to google it (like I do everything!) but now I am in the know!


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    Danielle @ Savvy Chic Home says:

    oh man it all is soo cute!! i love the scarves or the darla purse. but the girl shoes/pattern is too cute too.
    now something interesting… my family's picture was in the newspaper 2 days ago, we were at a local event and dressing up in nativity costumes. :)

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    Alyssa says:

    So exciting!! I really like the two purses or the scarves, it is FREEZING where I live. Thanks for this fun giveaway it made my day!

    Something random – I found out I was having twins after the first baby was born. Yup, baby number 2 was a HUGE surprise.

    alyssanielson )at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Lisa says:

    I love all of these things. I would love to win the scarf or the Darla purse and the patterns! I would love all of those things, but I cant be greedy!! LOL Merry Christmas!

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    Aimee says:

    I love the purse and the patterns…really all of them are great!
    If you were to sit down on my couch right now I would ask you a question.
    My cute sister is coming home for Christmas and wants to do a fun craft while she's here. What's something fun, not too hard and kind of quick?
    I hope that counts for what I would tell you :o)

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    Ashley @ Ashley's Craft Corner says:

    I love the scarf, the darla purse and the Abigail booties pattern! They are all so cute!

    It is foggy here in the phoenix area this morning and I LOVE it! It reminds me of when I was first married and we were living in a tiny roach infested hole in the wall apartment in a crappy part of town. We had several foggy mornings the first winter we were married. Also, I made some chocolate peppermint covered oreos and they totally reminded me of a Thin Mint! Heavenly :)

    awatson87 at gmail dot com

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    aliimberi says:

    Your really going to make me pick just one? I can't so how about the scarves and the Darla purse??

    Well the only good story I have for today is that my house is a disaster and there are fabric scraps and velcro everywhere from the mass super hero capes I have made and pillows! So I must clean, hubby has been gone all week for work and not here to regulate my sewing/crafting time! haha So onto getting a few projects done so I can power clean before he gets home. I have 7 hours left!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    allisonandgabby at yahoo dot com

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    JennaHabes says:

    I love the Darla purse. Tomorrow I turn 30 and I usually am apathetic to birthdays… but I'm really excited! jennahabs at hotmail . com

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    Andrea says:

    How lucky are we that you are decluttering! I love the sling purse and the darla purse. I have been carrying around a diaper bag for the last 6 years it feels like and would love a new bag.

    My littlest one woke up at 5:30 this morning! Lucky for me she went back to sleep. However, since I was already up and am feeling a little stressed with so much to do before next Friday, I decided to get up too. So, I've made school lunches, picked up the house, put away all the clean dishes and did a load of laudry. All before the kids wake up! Hooray for me!

    mathis (dot) a (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Grazel & Grayson says:

    I would love any of the items. My Favorite has to be the Tie pattern! Does it go to 3t? or the scarf!

    Someone who goes to my Church looks just like you!



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    bethany says:

    I love the scarves-either color would work nicely!! So cute! Thanks for doing this giveaway! Something about me-I am done Christmas shopping! YAY!

    bethanycr (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Suzanna says:

    That red scarf is darling! but I also am a fan of the zippered pouches. :) Your request for something fun made me smile. I have a cold right now and I'm desperate for it to go away before my out of town guest comes on Sunday.

    suchsimplejoy at gmail dot com

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    Taylor says:

    I love the Darla purse and ruffle scarves!

    My husband it finally done with his law school finals and we are spending a few days just us and our daughter before we head out of town! We are going to rotate my tires and watch the last few movies we've missed in theatres!


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    StephieD says:

    Hmmm I guess my favorite would be the scarfs or the giftcard holders. I just had a new purse made for me out of my husbands ACUs so I'll probably never carry any other purse! ;)

    Hmm Something about me – Lets go with a Christmas theme, shall we? I still (at 26 years old) get up before the sun to check under the tree and make sure everything was perfect for Christmas morning. When I was 7 I started doing that and making coffee and breakfast for my parents and hot chocolate for my siblings. I always wanted the "movie" style Christmas morning…


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    Amy says:

    Wow! What a generous giveaway you are hosting! I like everything, but I am in love with that sweater purse. ADORABLE!

    Fun: I had a playdate last night with my grand nephew Aiden. 3 hours of nothing but playing. Aiden, my 13 year old son Stephen, the hubs and me. We had a joyful time! :)

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    Matt and Chelsey Davis says:

    I would LOVE some of the sewing patterns you have !!! I just got a sewing machine and I have been trying all kinds of different things.

    Fun Part: I have a 6 month old baby girl and I am obsessed with making her the cutest little thing in the world. She is going to be a sheep in our church Christmas play and while she will just be sitting there I have spent about 3 hours on a headband with ears for her. My hubby says I am turning into a stage Mom.



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    Mason and Erika says:

    You are so kind! My favorites are the sling/sweater purse (I keep wishing I had a sweater for that purpose… maybe a trip to Goodwill) or the pattern for the little boy tie. I'm tired of spending $7.50 (or less if I'm lucky) at Children's Place so my little one can look daper with a tie on Sundays.

    So anything…hmm. Right now I'm organizing the agenda for when my family comes into town for Christmas (I'm the only sibling that lives near the parents). In the process, I think I've discovered that I might enjoy the ORGANIZING more than the actual events. And I'm judging myself for that one. So new goal: live in the moment. We'll see how that goes!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love your blog and all the ideas you share!


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    Desiree' says:

    If I am being practical I would say I need the scarf, have nitted maybe 6 or 7 and they all get taken by my kids, if I am being impulsive, it would be the purse, very cute and I love the spring colors.

    Something fun…ok, I have six kids and no free time but I know in my heart there is one more child waiting for us out there somewhere :)
    My email is in my profile..

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    Beth @ Sand To Pearl says:

    I love the sling bag, the pouches and the patterns! (LOVE)
    Anyway, today we're going on VACATION! Finally! My husband's in med school, so we never see him, but for 2 whole weeks he'll be home (or on vacation, but he'll be with us). Which I'm so excited about. Plus, he's in an UGLIEST sweater contest, and I totally made it for him, and boy is it UGLY. I'm so excited, he's totally going to win. If you want to see the sweater it's at: http://www.sandtopearl.blogspot.com but really, if you're feeling queezy don't look, it's the ugliest thing ever!
    bfcourage at yahoo dot com

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    garciagirl82 says:

    I love the red scarf and the zipper pouches! Too cute!
    My son's birthday is on Wednesday, so I am almost done with birthday party plans for this weekend. I am also finally almost done with all of my holiday baking, and then I can finally relax a bit. I am looking forward to hanging out with my family over the holidays!

    garciagirl82 (at) aol (dot) com

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    jrene says:

    Such a fun giveaway – and so many things to choose from! I really love the zippered pouches and the bradley and abigail booty patterns… I think they'd be perfect for my own use AND in the spirit of the holidays for gifting! :)


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    LeMira says:

    I'm loving this giveaway because I love your stuff! How exciting! I have a hard time deciding what I like best, but I think my top choices are the sling purse or one of the scarves (I like both colors), BUT I'd be happy with any of them. If I won a pattern, I think I'd like the pattern to the Darla purse or the Lil' Guy Tie.

    And because this video always makes me laugh, here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBg9zLI2bA.


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    Cash Is Chaos says:

    A hard choice to pick, but I really love the Little Guy Tie PDF. What a nice thing to do at Christmas.

    Something Fun? Our family tradition is to open 1 present each and 1 for the fam on Christmas Eve, pj's and a move, then we make snacks, wear our new jams, watch a movie and wait for Santa.

    robinleanne80 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Simply Complex says:

    The sweater sling purse!!!! I've been dreaming of that thing since you made it. I love the orange fabric inside.

    I started working out again- I love it and cannot believe how much I missed it. Um, we are trying to sell our house soon and I dread it. I wish we didn't have to move to get in a better school district. Or maybe I wish we had enough money to give it away so there wasn't any stress associated with it.

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    Jessica says:

    oh, my goodness, you mean I really have to choose just one????!!!!! Hmmm. I need a pretty scarf… and I Love that sling bag… and the booties- my baby boy needs some soft little shoes like those, they are great!!! and for my sharing… I'm a procrastinator! I love to sew, but my time management skills are… on the top shelf at the back of my closet; I still have most of my list of christmas presents left to sew! [email protected]

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    Valerie says:

    Oooh… I RE-EALLY like the scarves… but i like bothe of the purses too. I love a good bag. A pattern would be awesome too.

    This holiday has been a bit of a bummer because the hubs works for FedEx, and this is their peak season… sooooo… you can imagine the extra hours he is working right now means… not a lot of time for his new wife. sigh. But last night when he got home i was ready for bed, and he crawled into bed and we lay awake for a long time talking about what we want for Christmas… acting like little kids about it. It really was a treat to spend a little time together. :)

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    Mrs. Nunley says:

    I love those zippered pouches; especially the tan one!

    About me:
    This April my DH & I are walking in March for Babies. If anyone is so inclined to help us reach our fundraising commitment we would be so happy. You can donate here.

    My email is brendalnunley(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Melody says:

    Oooooh, I would love the zippered pouches! That would be one for each kid around here. They look scrumptiously cute.

    My kids are 3, 2, and 10.5 months, and I have loved seeing them react to everything Christmas this year …. EXCEPT it bugs me so bad that little fingers have messed up the spacing and ordering of the ornaments on the bottom of my tree. Isn't that so pathetic? Merry Christmas!

    [email protected]

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    Jessica says:

    I would love the gift card cozies – they are so cute!!

    So I have made a promise to myself that this year I will make all of the presents that I'm giving – which requires a lot of sewing. And every time I get everything out and ready to sew my cute cat manages to sit on exactly what I need to get the job done. And who can resist an adorable purring cat? So needless to say I'm very far behind! Ah well, I think I work better under pressure anyways.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    j2kotele (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Little Yancey Family says:

    I could really use that tie pattern, in face I've considered purchasing it several times but then I would have to make some and I haven't had time quite yet with Christmas and all. You see my 3 yr old boy keeps shooting up like a weed and his tie always seems to be too short even if I just bought it 2 weeks ago. :)

    My second choice would have to be that blue scarf. So pretty!

    As far as what's going on, well I'm getting super excited to get my first DSLR camera for Christmas the Cannon T1i. Then I can take super great pictures of my super cute kids! (and friends and family cause they've already been requesting me. :) ) Yay Christmas!

    [email protected]

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    Daisie says:

    I really like the zipper pouches and the bootie tutorials.

    I hate the cold….I really do. I always have. There is a GIANT problem with this….I live in Wisconsin. It's winter here like 6 months out of the year. I really need to move to a tropical island!

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    Brenda Ginos says:

    I want one of the bootie patterns!! I've been coveting them for a while, but haven't broken down to get it yet because, well, I just don't have kids yet! But someday I will and at that time I want to be able to make some of your cute little shoes for the little guys :)

    And tell you ANYTHING? That's really open ended…well, I guess that today I am really excited, because my hubby and I are going out with some friends to the Nutcracker in downtown Pittsburgh. My husband has never seen it before, and it's been about 10 years since I've seen it myself. Should be fun!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    brendaginos at gmail dot com

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    Luna says:

    I really like the scarves!

    think waiting to give everyone their presents is one of the hardest things to do!

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    Lindsay Riggs says:

    I'd really like to get a scarf for my mom who's going to NYC in January (we live in the Phoenix area, so we don't have all that cold weather stuff.)

    I am using coordinating wrapping paper for all our presents under the tree (instead of mismatching whatever) and it is so visually appealing!

    riggsfam @ gmail . com

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    Alisa says:

    I love everything, but I would really like to have the blue grey scarf. I love the ruffles~ thanks!

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    jasonandlisa says:

    Wow. That was really hard to choose actually. In the end I decided on a zippered pouch :).
    Fun Part- We just found out that we are finally ready to close on the house we are buying so we can get in by Christmas!!


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    Carrie says:

    I LOVE your sling sweater purse!!! Perfect colors as i am in LOVE with Brown and Orange lately.

    My 2nd child is due a month from tomorrow and i am scared to death that she is going to arrive a month early like her brother did!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! Maybe i can return the favor someday;)


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    Marci says:

    I LOVE your site. I would love the sling sweater purse best, or either scarf or the darla purse. Or ANYTHING. I want to be you when I grow up. :)

    Fun – My little 2 year old just picked up the phrase "Oh for Pete's sake!" complete with his little hand on his forehead. I don't know where it came from but it makes me laugh every time.


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    PraiseJunky says:

    I love the scarfs and either purse! They are adorable.

    Fun- I make a wonderful chocolate cookie cheesecake! It is soooo yummy and I only make it at Christmas time for reasons unknown. :)

    keturamc (at)hotmail(dot)com

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    KaLee says:

    I would love the tie pattern as buying ties for my little guy frustrates me to no end.

    I also love eating raw potatoes!

    justkalee at gmail dot com.

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    Chelsea Ray says:

    I am head over heels for those scarves! Adorable! Though I have to admit… it'd probably make it's way into my sister's hands. :)

    How about something fun… well, last night I was waist-deep in Christmas clutter (trying to wrap, craft, etc.) in the living room, and had a moment when I felt really overwhelmed. So I just sat there with my head hanging for a minute until my sweet Penny Pup walked over and gave me a big sloppy kiss, from my chin to my forehead. It was simultaneously sweet AND disgusting, and it gave me the giggles and the boost I needed to get through my to-do list.

    Thank you for the giveaway!


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    Sarah says:

    I'd love a scarf, or zipper pouch, or maybe a pattern…. anything really. All super cute stuff. :)

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

    I have nothing fun to share… hmm.. fun for me, today is the last day my hubby had to teach (and prepare!) for early morning seminary for 2 weeks!!!! It's going to be the best 2 weeks of the year! Can't wait to have my evenings with him again!!!

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    kate says:

    I'd love the Darla Purse or one of your darling scarfs. Actually, I would love any of your things!

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    Brenbren says:

    Well, do I have to pick one? I pick them all. okay, the red scarf, no the zipper pouch, no wait……what a fun giveaway. I am crossing my fingers that I win.
    Something fun…..last night my 2 year old daughter started to giggle in her sleep. It turned into full out laughter and I was awake to hear it (I had insomnia). I went in to see if she was awake and she was sound asleep. Priceless:)

    brenbren13 (at) ymail (dot) com

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    Bree says:

    Holy cow, I have to choose a favorite thing?! I think my first choice would be the gift card cozies, but really, it's so hard to pick just one thing!

    Here we are, a week before Christmas, and we still haven't put up our tree. We don't do real trees, so that's not even the reason, it's just that we won't be at our house for Christmas this year & at the beginning of December I wasn't in the mood to decorate. Now that I am, it seems a bit pointless to put it all up this weekend when we'll be leaving next Thursday!

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    Stacie says:

    Must.Have.Red.Scarf.Now!! And my random fact is this–I never win anything, but I always enter on the off chance. So on the almost certain chance that I don't win–have you posted a tutorial for that scarf here?


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    Zoe says:

    I'm swooning over that Red scarf! YUMMY! :D :D

    Fun part… Yesterday, my soon to be two year old (the 22nd) and I had a "bake-a-thon." I baked cookies and she had all of my pans and Tupperware dishes filled with river rocks and spoons! Love this age! :)

    zoe(dot)barnette AT gmail(dot)com

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    Christina says:

    I LOVE those scarfs! They would be perfect for the crazy cold winter here in Canada! I also would love to have any of those patterns or purses.

    Something interesting… I'm a cloth diapering mama. I didn't start until my first son was 10 months old but now I'm using them on my third child and love them. Sandy's by Mother-ease are my absolute favourites!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    sydneyv at yahoo dot com

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    Tisha and Mark says:

    I am so excited!!! I would love the red ruffle scarf or the cute gift card holders….but I love the purse too!

    Just wanted to share that I am expecting my 2nd child…we should be able to find out the gender on 12/23! What a great Christmas present.
    Merry Christmas!

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    Andrea says:

    I really love the scarves!!

    I have 5 kids to buy Christmas for, and I still have not bought a single item!! (My excuse is that 3 of them are my step daughters who won't be coming to celebrate until 3 days after Christmas! So I figure why not wait and buy stuff the days after Christmas when they are clearanced and trying to get rid of stuff!)


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    Kara Lynn says:

    I am obsessed with purses, and I love them both. I won't complain about you sending me either of them ;-) And those scarves are absolutely adorable. Love it!! My emial address is [email protected]
    I love your website and I wish I had more time to do some of your tutorials. I am dying to make a comforter, pillows, and matching curtains for my bedroom. And just decorating my house would be so great! I am a newlywed and you can tell our house was decorated by my husband. I haven't had time though because I work 40 hours a week, I am working on opening my own cake decorating business so I do cakes 30-40 hours a week, and I start school in two weeks. Ah!! Maybe one day I will have a beautifully decorated house. I guess for now I will deal with my undecorated beautiful house.

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    Daisha says:

    I am loving those scarves (and the sweater purse has me drooling too).

    We're expecting baby #5 in a few months. Our oldest will just be turning 8 when the next one is due. 5 kids in 8 years . . . a little crazy, but super exciting!

    I LOVE your site. Merry Christmas.

    daishajohnson @ gmail dot com

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    marciekoch says:

    I love the scarves and the gift card holders – so cute!
    Today is my last day of work before Christmas break and I'm pretty darn excited. Tomorrow my friends and I are doing a girls day instead of buying gifts for each other – pedicures, lunch, and whatever other trouble we can get into.
    Last night, my little community had a Living Nativity with lots of talented singers performing. It was very special, but oh-so-cold.
    oh – and my favorite candy today is Candy Cane Hershey Kisses. :)

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    Rachel Marie says:

    Hi :) I'm Rachel and my 2 year old just asked me for some coffee in her sippy cup. She's a wild one, that girl. Anyway, I think the green zippered pouch is adorable, but I also love the sweater purse. Thanks for being crafty inspiration to me!

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    Molly says:

    I would love one of the scarves or a zippered pouch (I esp {love}the one with the dress forms!), or a pattern!
    This Christmas I discovered that my 21 month old is strong enough to throw our Christmas tree to the ground (3 times!- even when weighted!) So after bunches of broken ornaments I removed everything breakable and I've been trying to find time to craft unbreakable ornaments like pompoms and felt shapes to fill our now practically bare tree.

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    Anonymous says:

    I would choose the Darla purse, it's beautiful!!!!
    I wanted to share with you a youtube video I watched today. It's called Filmogrophy 2010 and it combines all the movies made this year and it's just so cool to watch. And makes you want to watch every single one of those movies!!!


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    syd and spence says:

    i am in love with that sling purse and those scarfs! so fun. i love crafting, thanks for the great ideas.

    sydneyheaton (at) gmail.com

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    Him and Her says:

    i love that blue gray scarf and the gray and yellow zippered pouch.

    fun stuff – today is my first day wearing jeggings, haha. so comfy

    christajellis at gmail

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    Angies Place says:

    Wow. That's so generous of you!! I'd love to get one of the zippered pouches. I've always got some little needle project in my purse to work on. Usually carry it in a ziplock bag. One of those would be lovely.

    Fun part: I'm looking forward to next weekend as I will be off work for 9 straight days!!! WOOHOO!

    angeladewitt at mac dot com

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    Audrey says:

    I love the sweater purse! And the patterns. :P

    And, *cold* this morning! I'd like to sip some hot cocoa and lounge all day, but…Christmas is coming! ;)


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    Shana says:

    Oh what a wonderful gift from you. I think this is such a sweet idea. Thank you. I think my favorite out of all of it the little brown purse made from a sweater. It is the perfect size for me as I don't really carry large bags at all.

    Oh my goodness I think my favorite youtube sensation right now is Straight No Chaser. I absolutely love them. Have you heard of them? No? The you should definitely do yourself a favor like now if possible. Go to youtube and search Christmas Can Can or just search Straight No Chaser and watch it. Oh man, I laughed so hard. Then when you get done with that they have so many more on there. Also there is a little boy doing conducting and I think it is called jonathan aged 3 conducting somtehing or other. See if you can find it. He has some amazing talent.

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    Jmom says:

    I really love the red scarf and the zippered pouches (I'd love to try to make something with zippers sometime).
    However, I have to say it is all cute and extremely adorable!

    I'm most excited to give the Christmas presents I crafted this year. Unfortunately, my Mom and sis-in-law are the only ones who appreciate that kind of stuff. It's kind of sad, I have all these adorable ideas to make and only 2 people to give them to. :-(

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    reggity at sbcglobal dot net

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    TammyW says:

    It's a toss up between the sweater purse (I'm making one of these for my niece for Christmas) and a baby shoe pattern. I made another niece two pairs of baby shoes before she was born. She was born full-term weighing a whopping 4lbs so she can still wear many newborn things. I really enjoyed the shoes I previously made her.

    About me–I just got off the phone with a medical supply provider trying to get my son's supplies shipped and now will have to wait until Tues. to get them. I'm still fuming and trying to figure out the best way to vent.

    [email protected]

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    ManaRose says:

    I LOVE the gray cozy flannel scarf : ) email:manarose222(athotmaildotcom)
    I LOVE anything owls : )

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    Karen says:

    Hard to pick just one! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sweater bag…I've been wanting to recycle some of my sweaters into cute bags and now I'm so inspired!!!

    Hmmm and what to tell you…well, I'm not a huge fan of winter, but I've lived in NH now for 10 years, and its finally starting to grow on my a little bit. How do I know this? Because I'm HUGELY disappointed that it's the 17th of December and we haven't had any snow yet :(


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    cookyousomenoodles says:

    Ooh, would love to get a pattern (any) they're so cute.

    Should really be sleeping, but this is the best time for me to do all the things I couldn't do in the morning with 2 little toddler boys, but hey I don't mind – get so much stuff done.

    Thanks heaps! – Mariane


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    *MamiM* says:

    Wow…. Such a hard decision! I will have to pick one of the the zippered pouches. They are darling!

    I like to think that there are more hours in the day that there really are…Needless to say I have a huge pile of to-dos that get left un-done (because I choose to instead play and laugh with my 2-year old…) Today I plan to laugh a little more and work a little harder. *I think I can* do both! (I think I have read the "Little Engine that Could" way too many times!)


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    Selena says:

    I would LOVE the blue scarf!! Beautiful!!! Plus I just ordered myself a Pea Coat for myself for Christmas and it would be PERFECT!!

    My daughter is going to be 1 in January and I've had to run a daycare ever since she's been born AND starting Jan 1st I will be done. I'm SOOO excited it will be the first time that my daughter Jaedyn and I will be able to bond and have so much fun together without having other kids around!! I'm SUPER excited!! Jan 1st can't happen fast enough!

    [email protected]

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    jeanine says:

    I love the scarves… and the pouches… and the purses!

    I've been setting up for a huge nativity display that starts today and I'm exhausted. This would be a great reward for my work :) I hope I win!


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    CountryBelle says:

    I adore that Darla purse and I would love the pattern too! I just picked up a couple pieces of material to make myself a new purse. I also think those scarves are darling!
    Hmmm, I was out collecting eggs the other morning and on the way back I wiped out huge! All 6 of the eggs went flying, Emma (golden ret) was set to catch a couple, and amazingly, all of them landed safely in a snow drift. They are some tough shells, me not so much!!

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    Lisa says:

    Hard to pick, but I love the scarf the most!

    And my random comment…I really wanna go upstairs to another department and steal some of their desserts they have out!

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    Krista says:

    My favourite would be those gift card cozies – then I could share the gift with others.
    And for something fun – I'm obsessed with the classic Rudolph movie. My tree is covered with the decorations, I have window clings, figurines, and I'm even wearing a Rudolph tee today.
    Merry Christmas!
    klarobinson215 [at] gmail [dot] com

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    Robyn says:

    Fun! I think I love the red scarf. But all the items are awesome.

    I am a self taught sewer/seamstress and have been at it for real for about a year. I have made my daughter about 20 skirts and 8 dresses. I need an intervention:)


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    Staci says:

    I love scarves and purses and I'd be so happy to get any of your fabulous pieces!

    My girls are 19 months apart, but the same size. Everytime I go anywhere I am asked if they are twins. I've started to say yes.

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    Tanya says:

    Love the flannel scarfs…the blue is my fav!

    I just spend 3 days remodeling my foyer and decided this morning that i dont like the paint color. Ha!

    Thanks for a fab giveaway.

    Tanyagelo (at) msn (dot) com

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    The Brownings says:

    Ummm….I'll take one of everything! I love the sling purse…or a pattern…or the Darla purse…or a scarf! hehe
    Let's see here; I am a craft blog fanatic! I hop around from blog to blog and bookmark all the super cute crafts that I hope to one day make! I have to say, that I visit yours and one other blog EVERY single day! Not kidding! I just can't get enough! My computer is my best friend when my child is content with a nap or a movie and there is nothing like blogging with a nice warm cup of hot chocolate!
    Have a great Christmas and thanks for the chance for such fabulous goodies!
    [email protected]

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    Clint, Rachel, Hailee and Brit says:

    My first choice would be the sweater purse. But I also really like the abigail shoes. Your so crafty…I love it!

    I have 2 beautiful girls a 6 month old and a 2.5 year. old. My 6 month old will be lying on the floor and randomly start laughing. So cute. She loves to laugh at her sister too…

    clintrachel(at) gmail (dot) com

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    Alissa says:

    I love love love the Darla purse! After that, I'd love a pattern because I like making stuff myself.

    After reading your posting instructions, I have a hankering for some chocolate covered cinnamon bears. Mmm.. Oh and I'm ready for the snow to go away.

    lissy583 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Stacy Mosbey says:

    Such wonderful things to choose from!
    I really can't decide between the sling purse and the darla purse.

    Fun fact: Our (now going on 5 year) Christmas tradition is 12 days of Christmas movies. Starting on Dec. 13th and ending Christmas eve, we watch a different Christmas movie each day. The list changes each year, as we try out different ones. But there are definitely some that will ALWAYS be on there (like Scrooge with Albert Finney— AMAZING!)

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Your blog is so wonderful to read!


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    Amanda Joy says:

    I love the Darla Bag and the red scarf. The patterns would be awesome too:)

    My husband had a rough semester for his Athletic Training/ Physical Therapy classes. Finals are finally done. I came home on Wednesday to a house completely cleaned and organized (minus the silverware, he HATES washing silverware:) It was so nice, and totally awesome, because now I can spend my Christmas break with my family instead of laundry and dishes.


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    kk says:

    LOVE the darla purse and i'm also a scarf junkie. :)

    something random? i read your blog and don't have kids. my day job is working with newly arrived refugees.

    kandyce (dot) pinckney (at) gmail (dot) com

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    The Kesler Family says:

    My favorite? The purses. And really, who couldn't use a new purse!

    Something about me – It's my 6th anniversary today!

    thekeslers (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Sharlee says:

    K, I never EVER comment on peoples' blogs that I don't know personally, but, dang it! I look at your cute blog every day and wish that I were half as crafty as you, so when I read this post I had to react.

    Those cozy scarfs caught my eye and the Darla purse too. I am freezing here in Utah and can't stay warm, so I think I really need a cute scarf.

    Something about me: I've seen leg warmers and arm warmers all over the place this winter but I wonder if anyone has designed a bum warmer, cuz honestly, that's the part of me I can't keep warm!

    sharlee (at) rocketboxcreative (dot) com

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    MegJill says:

    Ooooh, I love your blue scarf! I also am loving the little booties pattern and the zippered pouches!
    So, for the fun part….
    Today is my daughters 5th birthday and I have just spent the last 20 minutes sitting here blowing up balloons. Now to hang them up!
    MegJill at

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    Elizabeth says:

    Either of the purses or the shoe patterns! I love them!

    I have two little kids, my oldest is a 3 year old boy, and this is his first year to really understand Christmas. It is so much fun.

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    Opp Family says:

    Any of the purses – love the darla, but the sling would be so easy to use over my coat! And the scarfs are amazing!

    We've been sick for the past week in our house and it's made a crazy busy holiday season more crazy and busy and I still haven't hung my ornaments on the tree!

    kara is a grits (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness! How much fun!!! I love the Scarfs, but then I love the sweater purse … oh my goodness I love all of the items … your talent always inspires me …

    OK … something to tell you … well I guess it will have to be about these "…" – as you can tell I use them a lot – it is how I talk … kind of in fragments … kind of excited … well I text with them as well and my 18 and 17 year old children informed me (after MANY texts) that in texting they signal something ominous and whenever I use them they think it is kind of like "waiting for the hammer to drop" … I DIDN'T KNOW … I've tried really hard to stop, but I don't think I am very successful :)

    Merry Christmas! Hope it is filled with HOPE from Christ above!
    [email protected]

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    Jennifer Taylor says:

    My whimsy of the day would be the little grey pouch with the flower on it. You do some nice work.

    I think I ate about a half of cup of buttercream icing today while making it for my son's crhistmas party. And should I be nervous when my daughter says she's tasting my food for poison first?? I know she just wants a taste but secretly does she think I am poisoning them??


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    Libby says:

    I'd really love any of the bags or the gift card cozies. I have SO much left on my to do list…Not so much shopping, that's done. But to sew and craft! Yikes! Not sure how I'll manage but we always find a way huh? Plus I have to finish 40 fabric luggage tags this weekend for a corporate Hawaii invitation I'm doing. Such a wonderfully busy time of year :) Thanks for the giveaway :)

    libby dot lohnes at gmail dot com

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    Kirsten says:

    Seriously, I'd take any one of these fun things! But if I had to choose my favorites would be a scarf or the tie pattern . . . or a purse . . .

    I'm in the process of making one of your sweater sling purses. I have this sweater that I bought when I was in college and I love the colors so much that even though it's out of style and a little too small, I haven't been able to part with it. So your purse tutorial was the perfect solution to getting it out of my closet, and now it makes me happy in a completely useful way. At least it will when I get it done. ;)

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    Sarah says:

    I love the scarves and the Darla purse and the pouches, and really everything! The fun thing in my life is that I'm having my first child in May! We just found out it's a girl!

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    Lolly says:

    I'd really love a pattern! I could go for the tie or the little girl shoes. They are both so cute.

    Today I'm finishing up my Christmas shopping by picking up a movie for my husband! Yay!!

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    Marie says:

    Oh, so fun! I would love any of it, but particularly the gift card cozy, the darla purse, or a boy tie pattern.

    Something fun- I'm due to have my 3rd baby Dec. 21st. After getting checked last Monday, my dr. said, "Woah, any day now." So mean. I feel like a total time bomb.

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    Anonymous says:

    I love you blog. I would love to have the zippered pouches.

    I am pregnant with my third child and i am so scared to be a mom of three but i am so happy that i get to have another child.

    thank you so much


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    Jodie says:

    Cute! I love the scarves (either color) or the pattern for the baby shoes! What a great giveaway.

    As for what's on my mind, well, I was a little over ambitious and took on sewing 16 gifts for my nieces and nephews…but now I'm feeling the Christmas deadline and don't know if I'll be done in time. Sheesh. I'm hoping and praying that I get it done in time to send before Christmas!

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    Nathan and Holly Larson says:

    Personally I'd be happy with any of the above items they are all fantastic! However, the most useful would probably be one of the scarves!

    Some fun stuff – I'm 15 weeks pregnant with my first little one, and super excited! :) My husband is the air force so it requires me to be away from my family, which is especially hard at the holidays, but now we're starting our own little family and we couldn't be happier! :) MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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    B says:

    I love the zippered pouches! The colors and silhouettes are just fab! I have been meaning to make some for Christmas presents and now I have one week left, yikes!

    Here in Wisconsin it's so cold outside, think snow on the ground from now until March, that my 3 year old and I do crafts every day. Painting is her favorite, nice and messy. Crafts are the saving grace for us being locked in our house for the winter!



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    Allison says:

    I would love a pattern from your shop! Or the Darla purse, I love purses!

    What to share, yesterday marked 13 weeks of my pregnancy and I'm happy to starting feeling less nauseous! yay!

    nieveamor (at) care2 (dot) com

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    Steph Ulrich says:

    I'd love your purse! Purdry please! So cute! I'd love any thing of yours though..

    And for something fun, when I was pregnant with my second, I discovered grilled cheese sandwiches… with strawberry jam on top. The best is with Monterey jack cheese a little mayo, grilled to perfection. Then a thin layer of jam. It sounds weird but it's so GOOD! Just try it. Trust me!


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    Whitney says:

    I'd love the scarf (the red one!) to either keep or gift.

    No funny stories here – we went on a lovely Christmas date last night to see the Messiah in DC. It was breathtaking!

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    Dana says:

    I'm in love with that Darla purse!!! What a fun giveaway!!

    Oh and my favorite toothpaste is Crest =)

    danabnsn at gmail dot com

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    Megan says:

    I love the little zippered pouches. I would put little treats inside to slow my little boys down when they are hunting in my purse for something sweet.
    I just threw my first pan of shortbread cookies in the oven. It's 8 in the morning.
    That will probably be what I eat for breakfast.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Ashlee says:

    I just love love your patterns.. I would love the tie pattern ( then I could make a christmas one for my little guy) or the Bradley booties!
    Wanna chat? Here's my issue. My son is 15 months old and I am SO SO SO done nursing him. He is just very attached and I dont know how to break it. I ask anyone and everyone for ideas!:) Merry Christmas
    ashleewright07 at gmail dot com

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    ~Haley~ says:

    Ahhhh my first choice is the sweater purse! Beautiful! I wouldn't mind the Darla purse either. :)


    Today it's snowing in my otnw…. again. I am hoping it piles up and gives me a day off Monday :)

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    Alison says:

    Wow, you are generous!I love the blue flannel scarf and the sling purse.

    Guess what! I'm getting ready to buy my very own sewing machine. Now my mom, sister and I will be able sew together without having to change the thread all the time! ;)


    simpleserendipities (at) gmail (dot) com

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    roBUT & loLER says:

    I would love your Abigail booties pattern!

    Couch talk:
    I am fairly new to the worlds of sewing and crochet, but I have been crafting for as long as I remember. Lately I'm a little addicted. Some are chocoholics (I'm a liitle bit of that one, too), some are bakeaholics, and some are craftaholics. Hello, my name is Laura, and I'm a craftaholic. :) I love crafting, because Its worship to me. It helps me understand God as creator. He delights in His creation. Sometimes it's hard to see how something will come together for the Creator's purposes, but he can always see the big picture through the liitle details and pieces. I can now see how it's loving and good to press the wrinkles out of us sometimes or press us with a little heat to heal holes/wounds. Every time I handcraft something for someone, I feel like I'm passing on God's love and inviting the recipient to worship with me. :)

    Lolaag05 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Amanda says:

    Hi Ashley. First of all, you are amazing!! I don't know if I have commented before, but I am a regular to your blog. You have inspired me in so many ways!

    I would be ecstatic to win any of your fantastic items! I really like the scarves or either purse but I'd love a pattern, too.

    I just moved from Provo, UT to Austin, TX. We don't have any family out here and I miss my family! My sister is coming to visit for Christmas and I can't wait!! She'll be here Sunday night. I am counting down the hours. It would be fun to win a little something that I could give her for Christmas.

    Thanks for chatting!


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    Britt says:

    Love love love those scarves! TOo cute. My address is britt_dickey{at}peacebegan{dot}com

    Tell you something…hmmm…okay. Today is my last day of work for the year! I have the next 2 weeks OFF and I am VERY excited!

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    Heather says:

    How sweet for you to share your craftiness!! I'd love the abigail booties pattern. There is nothing like sweet fat baby feet in some super sweet booties!!

    The fun part is seeing my girls get excited about all the Christmas activities. It is such a fun time of year!! One of our favorite things is cozy-ing up in the car, turning up Christmas music and driving around town looking at all the beautiful Christmas lights!!

    [email protected]

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    Libby says:

    I would love the pattern for the Abigail booties.

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    Carrie says:

    I love the scarves – so pretty. Something about your cute zippered pouches has always appealed to me too.

    I am sitting here on my couch snowbound for the first time of the year. Of course, I can't just sit and relax. Yesterday I made Christmas presents, scrubbed bathrooms, and deep-cleaned carpets. And spent some fun time looking at Christmas inspiration online of course.

    cneaglefan at hotmail dot com

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    Emily & Jaime says:

    The Abigail booties pattern is all too cute! That would have to be my favorite… so many possibilities!

    The best part about winter is an excuse to drink hot chocolate almost every day!


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    Liesel says:

    I love the scarves and the baby shoe pattern.

    I have three dogs. :) Creative, right?

    eastmanl (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Tim, Allyson, and kids says:

    My top three choices are the red scarf, sling purse and lil' guy tie.

    a_heart4home at yahoo dot com

    I'm tyring not to stress out about my husband's surgery on Monday. Three weeks with him on complete bed rest will be HARD!

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    Emilee says:

    the zippered pouches are my fav

    Santa is getting our family a Wii for Christmas and dh and I are just as excited as the kiddos!

    (email linked to my account)

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    Mrs. Patrick says:

    The scarves are cute and I could really use the baby shoe pattern too… hmm decisions decisions lol! I guess patterns!!

    I am so excited that Christmas is almost here, I have an 8mo old and this will be her first Christmas and it's going to be SO much fun!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    leigh7911 says:

    Oh, I love the pouch with the dress forms! The sling bag is great too.

    In a few days my husband, kid, and I will be heading to my parents house in IL for Christmas. I'm not looking forward to a 12 hour car ride (each way!) with a two-year-old, but the actual being-there part will be great.

    leigh7911 at gmail dot com

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    Diana says:

    I love those scarves! We are this close to Christmas break, and so excited! My husband is a teacher and he's been swamped this week. So me and the four kiddos are greatly anticipating this afternoon and weekend. The youngest, at four months old, has just figured out that he can make noise and has been going, "Ba ba baaaah ba ba ba ba ba ba!" It's adorable.
    email is baker bits at gmail dot com

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    Lauren says:

    I'd love the Darla purse, but a sewing pattern for the bag would be awesome too!

    I'm taking a second to breathe before the madness of the day begins. My daughter has her first birthday party tomorrow and I won't be able to stop until the Christmas madness is over next week :)


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    Veronica says:

    I would love a scarf!! Or a purse!! Or a pouch! Everything is just so adorable!

    I am really supposed to be studying right now. I guess I should get back to it. My studying breaks are lasting longer and longer!

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    Deanna says:

    I REALLY need a new purse. Like in the worst way. LOL! BUt I also have a 5 mo old boy who would love some new cozy shoes. :)

    I think you are amazing. I want to be you when I 'grow up'. :) I love the way you write, your ideas, and your finished products. :)

    rdpoulsen @ gmail dot com

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    Courtney says:

    I love the sweater purse or the adorable scarfs!

    My kiddos are moving all my ornaments to one side of the tree, it's driving me nuts BUT I just seem to be watching for some reason !

    Cookingupafamily(at) gmail(dot)com

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    Brittney says:

    Ohh, oh!! I like the sweater purse! What a fun, fun giveaway to do!

    I saw some cookies on the Paula Deen show yesterday that I'm going out to buy supplies to make TODAY! Yum!

    chrisandbrittney (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Kay says:

    Sweet! I love the Darla bag. It is just so cute!
    Thanks for doing this.
    My email is

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    Christine says:

    Ashlee, you are so wonderful! I love all your projects, but just don't get the time to try them all out! My first choice would be the blue scarf – just perfect for an Idaho winter! My second choice would be the brown and orange bag (who couldn't use more?) and my third would be one of the patterns (I'll tell you why in a minute). My e-mail is christine(dot)skousen(at)gmail(dot)com.
    My little tidbit to share with you is I first started following your blog about two years ago when I was expecting our second and I went to town making all sorts of baby things. Unfortunately, our daughter passed away a month after she was born and I haven't really done any projects since – it just hurt too much. After a year, we decided to try again, but miscarried at four months. We are now pregnant again and just found out we are having another little girl and I am excited to get back on the sewing machine to make cute little items for our next little one. This is where the pattern comes in – I would love to try something new, but am too cheap to pay for a pattern (is that terrible or what?) so getting one of yours for free to start off my project-making again after nearly two years would be fantastic!!! Thanks so much for all you do to share your wonderful talents with all of us to aspire to be as crafty!

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    Carolyn says:

    i love, love, LOVE the sweater purse!
    And for my coffee talk- my 2yo daughter decided that santa was going bring her a play tinkerbell phone like her friends. looked high ans low for the phone and was about to pay $20 on Ebay for it when a friend called and said she found one! Phew!!

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    kristen says:

    I'd love to have one of those scarves (red!) or the zippered pouches. Love the one with the yellow flower.

    Yesterday we took our 2-year-old to see Santa. All through the line she was so excited, exclaiming, "Go see Santa!" Then, we got up there, put her baby brother in his arms, handed her over…and she FREAKED. Crying real tears and all. Not wanting to miss this photographic moment, I grabbed her, hopped in the photo and declared it Christmas history for my family. We are now proud owners of a screaming with Santa photo. Ha!


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    Suzy D. says:

    I love everything you do. I am a regular.
    I really like the scarves and baby shoe patterns.

    My favorite thing is the sound of fabric being cut st the fabric store!
    It's a memory from going to get fabric with my mom I guess. I also love looking and touching every piece of fabric in the store.

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    Colette says:

    Wow, thanks! I totally want to win. But how do I choose just one item. I guess I choose one of the purses, because they are so stinkin cute!

    my fun part is after today, it's christmas break! nothing going on for two full weeks!
    colette (at) tervort (dot) com

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    Nate and Lori says:

    I think I'll make it easy for you (hopefully) and just tell you what I couldn't use: the patterns. Everything else would be the perfect thing! I could use a new purse (the darla one) now that I think about it, but Anything would be great :)
    I finally found the perfect "cow farm" that my almost 3 year old has requested for Christmas. It was hard to find one that wasn't too babyish.
    Thank you for this sweet giveaway. I love reading your blog! Thanks for always sharing your time and talents. [email protected]

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    Heather says:

    Oh, I love the Darla purse. But I also reallllly love the scarves. Super tough choice.

    I'm having one of those days where I have so much to do, that I am feeling overwhelmed so am instead catching up on my Google reader. Real productive, huh? :)

    heather dot carlile at gmail dot com.

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    Sara says:

    I would love anything—my favorite may be the sweater purse though.

    My favorite part of Christmas is the music….start listening and playing Christmas tunes in October and am sad when my hubby outlaws it sometime in January! :)

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    Hoichi says:

    I would totally choose the Darla purse. It's just darling. hehe

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    Amber says:

    i love the scarves. do you have a tutorial for that? i would also love the zippered pouches or little boy tie pattern.

    I am almost 30 weeks pregnant and HURT. I feel like I can't breathe, can't fit food in my stomach anymore and like I need a break after I take a shower. :) But I'm super excited to have another baby girl and can't WAIT to meet her (i can wait… at least another 6 weeks) :)

    thanks for the giveaway!
    [email protected]

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    Megan says:

    What a fun giveaway! I wanted to tell you that I have made two rice bags from your tutorial, that I am giving as gifts this Christmas. They turned out super cute, and I hope that they will be used and loved!
    I would love to win one of the scarves or purses, but really anything would be fun!

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    Megan says:

    Baby shoes! Either for the boys or girls. I have followed a ton of your tutorials and they are ago easy and clear! You inspire sim many people. Can't wait to see what comes next

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    Anna says:

    I love everything, so I rather be surprised… (but if you really need me to pick one, I would pick one of the scarfs… or one of the zippered pouches, you can never have too many of either of those.

    So… I have 5 month old twin girls, and for the last week or so, they've been waking up at around 5am to just babble. I think they are talking to eachother, but since I don't speak babytalk I don't really know. This morning they were up for 45 min, just babbling and laughing and razzling, then went back to sleep. It's cute, but it would be a lot cuter if it weren't at 5 in the morning… :o)

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    Karis Brandes says:

    I would love the gift card cozy or perhaps the tie pattern from your shop (I'm a sucker for a little boy in a tie!) or the Darla purse. Love them all.

    I come to your blog ALL the time. My husband rarely even asks me where I get my craft ideas from. It's just assumed that whatever I'm doing I got from your blog.

    karisbrandes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Tara says:

    Love your blog!! :) Such amazing, easy & SUPER cute stuff!!
    My email is [email protected]

    The items I love would be the blue/red scarf. I love love the sweater purse. But most of all I would love a pattern to the little girl/boy shoes!! Love them :)

    Something about me! I have a craft blog as well. Nothin big…Nothin compared to yours but it is fun to do!!! http://www.alilofthis-that.blogspot.com

    Your great! Love all your stuff!!

    Tara Simpson
    [email protected]

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    Palmer Family says:

    I would love anything but I really love your Darla bag and the sweater bag. I would be happy with anything. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas! I am so excited that it is almost Christmas break (I am a teacher). I look forward to being at home with my kids and having a few moments to doing some crafting!

    Ooops, forgot my email.
    leardonsbelle at gmail dot com

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    Wheelerfamily says:

    OH this is such a fun Christmas post :) I would Love the pattern for the little boy shoes, how perfect! I also LOVE Darla, her colors are so lovely! my e-mail is [email protected]

    RANDOM THOUGHT: I hate that my sweet toddler is sick, but her stuffy nose, and funny groggy throat is SO cute it makes me laugh! And I wish this growing baby boy inside me would get out of the lower regions, he's abusing me!


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    Leah says:

    I really love the purses and the scarves…just saying….

    And as for the "let's be friends and chat" portion…I believe, my soon-to-be 1 year old is asking Santa for a "ball" since that's all he ever talks about!

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    Leslie says:

    I would love the red scarf (red is SO my color!), the sweater sling purse, or one of your fabulous patterns!

    The thing that makes me the happiest in this world is coming home to my sweet maltepoo, Lola. She is always so excited to see me, whether I've been gone all day or 30 minutes.


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    momsmess says:

    I would love the bag or purse. I keep thinking I will get around to making one for myself, but I never seem to get there.

    The fun part–for the last 2 years we have had what we call the $5 gift challenge for Christmas. Each person gets $5 per person to spend–that's all, plus you can use anything you find around the house. It has been so much fun to see what creative ideas my kids have come up with! I am amazed at how much you can do with only $5!

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    Janette says:

    I so enjoy reading your posts! You have a fresh style that just makes me want to go out and make something.

    I love the scarves. Soft and ruffles – how fun is that? But I think I'd really have to vote for the boy booties pattern or the little guy tie pattern.

    Scarves are fun and girly, but let's be real. I have seven sons. (Yes, really) My twin babies need something to keep their manly little tootsies warm during the winter months. On the other hand, what would be cuter (ahem, I mean, "handsomer") than all of my guys in matching ties? I love making things for my darling sons (including the ones who are old enough to roll their eyes at the word "darling"), but my sewing time is at a premium due to the demands of the littlest kidlets (ages 2 years, 7 months and 7 months). I just have to be sneaky!

    Thanks for your fun comments, cheerful attitude, detailed instructions, and creative ideas – and best of wishes for your coming little one! Pregnancy with toddlers is always a challenge, but such joy. :)

    janmama7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Dana says:

    I would LOVE one of those patterns. I don't care which one. I like them all!

    I've been hungry for a couple hours but couldn't think of anything to eat. I finally just pulled out some random stuff and made scrambled eggs with feta cheese, fresh spinach, and tomato. It was really good and hit the spot perfectly.

    Thanks so much for the giveaways. It's great fun trying for them even if I don't win.


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    Katie says:

    Wow, so hard to choose! Everything is so cute. I like the scarves (either one), the darla purse, or either of your purse patterns.

    Here's one of our favorite videos lately. Makes us laugh every time.



    kayteejo at hot mail dot com

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    Corrie says:

    I'd love the Abigail bootie pattern – I've been meaning to buy it for a while now. And those scarves and bags are all so cute!

    I'm expecting my first baby in about 5 weeks, and while I can't wait to meet her, I'd like time to slow down a little. It's going so fast and I've got so much to do!

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    My House of L says:

    Awesome giveaway and LOVE your blog….either scarf or the sweater purse would be AMAZING!

    Fun part: I'm super stressed….I need to actually attempt to START and FINISH my Christmas shopping! UGH!


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    Valerie says:

    I love all your adorable craftiness, but sure am partial to one of the ruffled scarves!

    I'm sitting home for the 2nd day in a row with two sick kids and one (so-far) healthy toddler. We're all going a little stir crazy! 8 days until Christmas and I can't run any of my 100 errands! Guess I'll try to put my time to use doing things around the house to prepare…..

    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    DeeDee says:

    I would love either the Darla Purse (would make for a great grab n go bag with all the small baby things) OR one of the patterns… I can't wait for my lil guy to get here so I can start making things for him to wear!! He's due in January so here's to just a few more weeks.

    My story for the day… we got 2 new puppies last night.. Chiweenies. and I gotta tell you – it's good practice for what's to come with Baby Gabe… but holy canoly. I could use some sleep right now lol.

    [email protected]

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    Susan T says:

    My favorites are the scarves and the sling purse, but I like it all!
    My craftiness these days is mostly limited to things I can work on after the kids are in bed (2 boys and a girl ages 4,2,10 months). The only problem is that by then, I'm too tired to get much done! The hat I've been knitting for my aunt has been in progress for a month now.

    Soozan at bellsouth dot net

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    Tabetha says:

    I personally love the scarves, the purses and the little zipper bags. They are just oh so precious!!! <3

    Oh, and a little something… My husband and I are going to start working on having a baby come our 4th anniversary in June. :)

    trsmelser (at) lycos (dot) com

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    Brandy says:

    So this is my first time posting to your blog so I don't think it would be fair to request something you've made. But I did just want to say that I really enjoy looking at all the fun things you've created and I've even copied some of them. :)

    Merry Christmas!

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    Bethany says:

    One of each please? Ha. No, I think I would pick one of the patterns. Now picking only one of those? That's asking too much.

    A little something? When my three-year-old daughter is acting naughty (which has been all too frequent lately) I tell her, "Marie, Santa is watching." She instantly replies, "Like in the song! You better watch out, you better not cry….." and walks away singing it. I'm still trying to figure out if my method is effective or not.

    Merry Christmas!


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    Emily Lee says:

    Oh, I just love that red ruffled scarf! I love red anything this time of year, but throw in a cozy neck and ruffles… well!

    I teach third grade and today is the last day of school before the break. I'm actually sitting in my classroom, finishing my first cup of coffee and checking my favorite blogs before my day starts. Today will be exciting – kids will come in wearing santa hats, some will have precious homemade holiday cards to give me. We'll see our kindergarten buddies and when it's time to leave my kids will gleefully shout, "See you next year!" Today I'll surprise them with a special Fun Friday that everyone can come to, even if they forgot their homework, just to show them how much I love to watch them have fun. And at the end of the day I'll give each child a pile of books from our classroom library to enjoy over the break, every child will give me a hug or a handshake, and my job will be done for 2010. :)

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    rachkatt says:

    Oh, I would love the 'thanks' gift card cozy, or a zippered pouch, especially the yellow flower one, or a ruffly scarf, or…any of these things! Beautiful items :)
    As for me…I'm feeling especially happy and thankful today because I had a wonderful date with my husband last night to celebrate the day he proposed to me 3 years ago :D
    rachkatt (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Brooke says:

    Well, a girl can never have too many scarves (at least that's what I think), and I can think of a couple of people to make the little boy shoes and/or neckties for :)

    Now for some couch talk…Honestly, I love the holidays, but they stress me out! 4 Christmases every year gets a little tiresome.


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    Annalee Taylor says:

    Well how does anyone choose a favorite!! I love them all! I would however love that cherry red scarf… not sure what I would wear it with but I am sure I could find something!!

    So here is my chit-chat stew this morning… does anyone else wake up in the morning needing a Dr Pepper first thing or is it just me? That cant be good for me, but I do it anyway!

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    Cerise says:

    Love the Darla purse and the zippered pouches!

    My 2 year old "discovered" Christmas this year. He LOVES to take evening walks to look at the lights. What delights me the most is that every time we come up to a house with lights he screams "Christmas!!" At the top of his lungs!!

    newlywades at rocketmail dot com

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    Annalee Taylor says:

    opps forgot this!
    ranandanntaylor @ msn.com

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    James and Elizabeth says:

    Oh what a wonderful Christmas present this would be. I have a little one on the way and I would love the Bradley Bootie Pattern.

    As for something interesting about me, I hardly every stay up late, I just love sleep too much. However, last night I actually stayed up all til 2am sewing a dress for my little girl. The dress I sewed is actually from your re-purposing tutorials. The dress I made is from a t-shirt and some extra fabric. I just love the results. And I love your blog.

    roemhildtfamily (at)yahoo(dot) com

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    Joseph & Annie Hatch says:

    You are awesome! My 3 favorite things are the scarf, darla purse, and sling purse! So perfectly adorable!
    Something about me…every year at Christmas I wish my stocking was actually a really cute purse filled with lip gloss and chocolate covered cinnamon bears. :) Every year!

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    Katie says:

    Oooh. Such an awesome and thoughtful giveaway! I think my top picks are your wonderful scarves and those fun little pouches.

    And as for a little something random, here's one of the YouTube videos we can't get enough of:


    Oh, Slap Chop. Hopefully you were in the right mood when you watched that. Haha.

    Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

    -Katie :)


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    andrea says:

    Ooooh, definitely the grey/black zippered purse with the yellow flower. love that combo of gray and yellow!

    so as far as the fun part…this weekend i will venture out and begin my christmas shopping. i am the worst kind of procrastinator. wish me luck!

    asestak (at) gmail (dot) com

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    The Sewing Dork says:

    Wow, such a generous giveaway! That bag.. those scarves… hard competition for my number one favorite. I guess I love surprises most.
    I've been reading along for about a year; your projects are wonderful and your photos are always top quality!

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    shauna says:

    I LOVE that blue scarf. Absolutely adorable.

    Something to share…I hate doing dishes. Seriously hate it. My goal for next year is to do them 5…no wait…4…ok let's be real, 3 nights a week to give my hubby a break. Thankfully I married a guy who willingly does the dishes for me.

    shaunasalmon (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Amanda says:

    Can't get enough of those scarves! Oh how I love scarves and ruffles and look – you've combined them! I have to have one!

    Now I'll tell you – I live in sunny Arizona and I'm sure the rest of the country (while getting hammered with snow) wishes they lived here too right now, but I would trade places with any of them. I just want a white Christmas for once in my life :( Still wearing shorts and a t-shirt here. I'd still wear my scarf though :)

    amanda dot sitek at gmail dot com

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    Rachael says:

    well you have a lot of comments, but I'll go ahead and leave a comment because I love your ideas and projects!

    I love the red and gray/blue scarf but I also love your bag and purse. So hard to choose.

    My daughter had her 15 month well child check this morning and I wanted to cry when she got her shots. She did cry and looked up at me with this look in her eyes of, "how could you let this happen to me mom?!" So sad!!!

    rwhite05 {at} gmail {dot} com

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    Cyndi says:

    I am loving both of those scarves – color is not an issue – those are adorable!

    And the fun part – I have a little friend (she's 3) she lives outside of the city and we were talking about her home being a farm, but she doesn't have a cow – so in order for her house be a farm she would get up each morning and moo….Her dad would be the farm bear and he would growl each morning. I saw her last night and asked her about her farm and if she'd mooed that morning. She said she hadn't and then I asked about her dad and said, "Did he growl this morning." She just looked at me a moment and said, "Well he didn't growl THIS MORNING!" Then she was telling my DS how her dad had growled all day long! She was so funny.

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    mudpies and marigolds says:

    Wow! How amazingly generous are you…and how lucky are your readers! I love all of your projects but there is just something so sweet, so simple, so girly about the ruffle scarf that I just adore. Thanks again.

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    Rebecca says:

    I absolutely love the sling purse! I bookmarked it to make but just don't have the time. It would be nice to win it.

    Random tidbit, my 3 yr old son got a garbage truck a few months ago. We have played with it every day all day since then. The only time he stops playing is when the real garbage man comes. It's gotten kinda old for me, but I love to see him happy. It is the best gift I have ever gotten him. You know, those gifts that parents buy and they never make it out of the box? Well, this one was certainly worth the money.

    joshandrebecca at yahoo dot com

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    Heather says:

    Wow! How generous of you! Thank you! I love the grey blue ruffle scarf or the Darla purse, everything is darling.

    I have 15 month old B/G twins and they are currently sitting on the kitchen floor facing each other and playing footsies and laughing. Adorable!

    gunnhp at hotmail dot com

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    Kristina says:

    I've been in love with the Darla purse for-ever, but I love that red scarf too! Either of the scarves actually, but especially the red one. So–scarves and Darla purse.
    I made my first angel food cake from scratch last night! I was really nervous but it turned out great … or rather, it looks great. I'm giving it to someone for Christmas, so I can't tasty. Kinda scary giving someone a brand new baked item you've never made before …
    [email protected]

    Merry Christmas!

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    Kendra says:

    You are just way too generous! As if all the ideas and tutorials you share aren't enough, now you're going to mail out stuff? You're amazing :) And so is the Darla Purse (wink, wink)

    Something about me? I'm a Florida transplant in Minnesota. And I LOVE it! Everyone thinks I'm insane for preferring the cold MN winters to the insanely hot FL summers. Maybe I am.

    kendrabenson [at] gmail [dot] com

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    Kristy says:

    I would love to win one of the purses!! They are both adorable :-)

    My email is kmerignac (at) gmail (dot) com.

    My funny story for the day is that I have 3 kids 3 and under. I was taking my oldest to preschool this morning and had just gotten them all in the van when I noticed my keys weren't in the ignition. When I went to go back inside, I realized that my son had locked the door behind him. So we were locked out of our house and had to stay in our van for 1/2 hr while we waited for my husband to come home and let us in. But what makes it worse is that when he got there he didn't have a key on his key ring either!! So we had to call my mom to bring her spare key :-)

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    Laurie says:

    I love them all! If I have to choose I would say the scarfs or any of the purses!

    The fun part – This is my last day of work for 2 weeks! Woohoo! I am so looking forward to more crafting and spending time with the family!
    Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway!

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    Laura Gerencser says:

    I love the grey scarf! Second would be….a pattern:)
    I absolutely LOVE snow. It doesnt even bother me to have to drive in it.People think I'm crazy, but if it snowed more often I'd be very happy:)
    purple banana 1991 at gmail dot com

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    Shandra says:

    My first choice is definitely the Darla purse! So cute and when do I ever have the time to sew something for me?! My next choice is absolutely a pattern.

    For my random thing to tell you I'll tell you that I'm pregnant with my 4th baby and got to have my first 3D ultrasound yesterday! What a blast!

    shandramueller22 (at) gmail (dot)com

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    Cara says:

    I LOVE the zippered pouch with the large yellow flower!!! A little tid-bit about me!! We are in the process of adopting a little girl from China and will be traveling in February to go get her. Whoot!!! Thanks for the giveaway! How fun!

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    Anne says:

    I can't decide! I love either of the purses, but I would love to know how to make a tie for my little 2 year old!
    Speaking of my 2 year old, he just fell and now has a fat lip, but the good part is now we are cuddling on the couch! I'll take it!


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    Jonathan and Chelsea says:

    I LOVE that blue flannel scarf! And the patterns too… wow…

    As for fun. Myself and my husband are going to a Messiah Sing-a-Long tonight and it's suppose to snow! Yeah!

    jberkom (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Jodi says:

    Oh how do I choose!?!? My first pick? The sweater purse. Then of course the bootie patterns!!! Maybe THEY should be my first choice since —here comes some info about myself—my baby (coming in April!) needs some cute(to say the least!) booties.

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    Lori says:

    Oooh, I have always wanted to try out the scarves but not had time, and the darla purse is so cute too (who am I kidding, it's all cute)!! le(dot)tigerlily(at)gmail.com And here's my couch talk: My cousin & I are due 5 days apart, her with her 1st and me with my 2nd. She asked what the biggest diff is between the 1st and 2nd pregnancy is and my answer? "I'm getting kicked inside and out" My 2 year old was laying on the couch kicking me. It was hilarious.

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    Angie says:

    You are so generous! I love your wesite, espescially your tutorials. I have a list of to makes from it!

    I love all of your choices. To narrow it down, I love the scarfs and the sweater purse. And the patterns for the little girl purse. But anything really, not picky!

    kuangie at att dot net

    Little factoid: My birthday is on Christmas Eve, which is very special, but also somewhat of a hassle, as one could imagine.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Never A Plain Jane says:

    I'd adore one of those scarves. I have a great belted wool trench that's red with gray polka dots. Wouldn't a ruffled scarf look fabu with it?

    For fun, I'd like to tell you I'm totally losing it. I know this because he other day while taking to my husband I decided our stair landing was called a clavicle. Say what? You know, because landings and collar bones are so similar and all. Geez.

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    Z says:

    I love both of the purses. So cute!

    I have just started to get the blogging and crafting bug and have been making everything like crazy! Why buy it when you can make it right?!

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    Never A Plain Jane says:

    Oh, and Thanks! I appreciate your blog so much I wish I could send you something!

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    MDflaming says:

    I would say that the booties are my favorite! Or maybe the scarves! No, maybe it's the gift purse. Oh, shoot…I LOVE it all!

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    Marne says:

    Oh I would love the sling purse (so stinking cute) or the zippered pouch. As I am writing this my four kids are GONE (at 8:50 AM) and I am enjoying some quiet time. Time to relax! Thanks for the chance to win! Love your blog. (I grew up in the Rexburg area….do you miss it?)


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    Heather says:

    I love the blue scarf!

    My 4yo daughter sat on Santa's lap for the first time ever this week! She has been terrified of him in years past. He wasn't even allowed in the house last year…. had to leave all the gifts outside on the patio and dad and I brought them them in. :) It is awesome seeing her so excited!!!

    Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

    hdean15 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Lora says:

    Great giveaway!

    My first choice would be the sling purse, but the scarves are delicious too!

    It's the last day of school before winter break so I'm trying to come up with some fun ideas for my kindergartener and preschooler, so we ALL survive the next 2 weeks with our sanity intact!

    shoegal8.lj@gmail (dot) com

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    Elisa says:

    I love looking at your projects! I love purses and bags but haven't made one. I like both of these you're giving away! The Darla one is especially fun!

    I would much rather sew then do housework, however, duty calls too often. My list of to-do projects is getting quite long. Some day, I'll accomplish what I have planned. In the meantime, I try to to finish one project a month to make progress. It's helped me keep moving!

    Merry Christmas!

    [email protected]

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    Mommy of 3 says:

    Hello Ashley,

    I would love to win the red scarf, zuppered pouch or pattern for the Abigail booties.

    I just got a full-time job after being laid off for 1 1/2 yrs. Being without work in today's economy has helped me to put things in perspective and appreciate the small things that I may have taken for granted in the past. Not to mention to stick to my budget!!! I now have peace of mind that my finances will get back on track and that my little ones will have a nice Christmas!

    [email protected]

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    szubia says:

    I love the Girl's Purse PDF Sewing Pattern.

    My favorite part of Christmas is the whole family relaxing and spending time together at home (which is why I'm taking a whole week off work) :) I also like watching my son open his presents, the excitement on his face…priceless. My 1 year old won't care much though :) My son also just had his tonsils taken out (he's 3) and he's been a very brave lil guy. These are my two kids, aren't they just adorable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMIGZNIKHmU :P

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

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    James, Samantha, and Lily says:

    I love both of the purses.

    I have a pretty funny story to tell you. Sunday my family went to a Christmas Cantata. There was a baby two rows in front of us and my 13 month old kept pointing to the baby and calling her "dog" really loud.

    Samantha ([email protected])

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    Tiffany says:

    Either of the purses or scarfs or any of the patterns! Seriously, any of those would make me very happy!

    And I am so excited to say that my wonderful husband got a 4.0 this past semester! He is in a very hard program and it took a lot for our family. I am so proud of him!!


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    The Kynastons says:

    Ooooh…I love the blue gray scarf and the zipper pouch with the big yellow flower!

    This morning I'm snuggling with my sick baby girl. So far we've had 3 baths, 4 clothing changes (for both of us), scrubbed floors and couches, and done 2 loads of laundry because she can't stop throwing up. :( Poor girl. I think we may be in for a long day!

    gkynaston (at) gmail

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    Olga says:

    What a great giveaway! I love your patterns.My number 1 is Bradley Baby Booties, but it would be ok to get Abigail Baby Booties too.

    Fun part – Actually it isn't fun, but it is a great thing that happend to me these days. After 17 years of choosing dentist all by myself, I finally found the one that is true gold! She fixed my teeth and it looks like nothing has ever been done on it! Like I never had cavity on it. Thank God for experts like that!

    oboskovic at gmail dot com

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    Zane and Val says:

    I would love the cute red scarf, or the abigal booties pattern.

    Now the fun part…I love this time of year every christmas eve we get together at my parents house and make mini pizzas for dinner then best part about it is we get to make our own now that I am a mom it is not so much fun but to watch my little 3 year old doing this with her grandpa like I used to is the best Christmas present I could ask for!!

    [email protected]

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    Stephanie says:

    I love the zippered pouch with the dress forms on it, so cute!


    My bit of chit chat – I ate my son's cookie last night. He wasn't feeling well, and didn't want it, so I figured, why not? But he was disappointed this morning to wake up and find it was gone. So after breakfast the kids and I are going to make a whole batch of yummy cookies! Chocolate chip, of course.

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    ronda says:

    I love all the items but especially either on of the purses or the scarves.
    I am have my first grandbaby and his parents here from far away – special times!!

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    Mike and Alicia says:

    I love the scarves, and the purses!

    Something about me… my daughter is turning one in a couple of weeks (actually, in 10 days) and while I'm really excited for her to grow up and learn all these new things (she just took her first steps) I'm also sad because she isn't my little cuddle bug anymore!

    snowanglp (at) hotmail.com

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    The Jolley Family says:

    Ooo, you make it so hard to choose. I want either of the purses, the girl booties pattern, or the tie pattern. So fun!


    Something fun: I'm so excited for Christmas, but we'll be visiting in another state, so I'm not excited for the packing!

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    Kandice says:

    Oh my, I've been covetous of your sweater purse ever since you posted it! I have come very close to purchasing a sweater new to make one just like it! :-)

    Something random…how about my current obsession..Christmas! I have one week to make 2 felt playhouses, 2 quilts, and several pair of baby booties for my littlest girl. Yikes!


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    msmf says:

    Wow, I have to choose ONE?? Really, I love all of the things that you make, so if I win, surprise me! :)

    I have a headache right now. Probably because I finished my coffee and haven't eaten(rarely does that ever happen) while my 8 month old is taking her nap and while my 2.5 year old watches Veggie Tales so I could make some phone calls. Oh, and my birthday is in 3 days. I feel old, but I know I am not. This momma just needs a few days to catch up on some sleep! How do you do it??? You sew, blog, make things! I can barely keep the laundry up! :)


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    Emilee says:

    I love your sewing patterns. What a fun giveaway!

    My favorite part about Christmas is getting cozy with my kids and doing some Christmas crafting and decorating.

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    Elizabeth Farnsworth says:

    I love the scarfs, both colors, and the purse and the boy's bootie pattern.

    I miss you a ton and seriously need your address. I was thinking about Methods class yesterday and what your "something nobody knows about you fact" was. Do you remember? I laughed my head off. Again.

    elfarny (at) gmail (dot) com

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    bethanndodd says:

    The sweater bag (with the Darla bag a close second) is my fav but really, if I get picked, ANY of your lovelies would be fantabulous! You are so very gracious to share your talent with us. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Now for the fun part~I eat ice cream almost every night (vanilla with 2 double stuffed mint oreo cookies is my favorite!)

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    Mae Goodale says:

    I love the patterns or purses, eveything is just beautiful! you could pick.

    I guess something crazy is that we may move for the 7th time sale our 2nd time buying a home hopefully buy another when we get to our new destination and this will be the 5th state in 5 years! crazy!

    thanks, :) Mae

    maegoodale gmail

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    Anonymous says:

    I love the Darla purse most of all, but all of your items look wonderful great. So how about this for a random bit of trivia: as a child of 3, I was pecked on the head by a rooster on our family farm as I was gathering eggs. We enjoyed a great chicken salad the next day and 36 years later, I still have the scar. :) Remember – you said to tell you anything!

    ll_allen (at) yahoo dot com

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    M.L.J.C. says:

    Wow! I love your stuff. Although I'd love ANYTHING, it would be super fun to have one of you patterns. I already bought the little boy tie – so cute!

    Hmmm… something random. My poor kiddos have had to be practically on their own this week because I've been sick sick sick. Just in time for Christmas, right? :)


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    Melanie says:

    I would love the sling purse!

    My kids love listening to music and are currently dancing to "The Muffin Man."

    Thank you!

    thenielsons24 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Dawn says:

    Ok I am crossing my fingers because I LOVE the little guy ties and I have 2 little guys!!

    **My secret Christmas tradition that I don't tell people about is that I always buy myself something that I want!! That way I always get one that that I needed or wanted (:

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    Tarver Family says:

    Wow you are so kind!! My first would be the purse… and well if that doesn't work then the pattern for it :) Though the sling purse is cute too!

    I am a mom to 3 girls… how keep my way busy. Everybody ask when I am having a boy… really does everybody have to have a boy… aren't 3 little cuties enough :) I am a wanna be crafter/sewer.. you name it I try to be good… but haven't got that far :) I check your blog often. I am from Nebraska.. who normally gets lots of snow right now.. and haven't yet. I think I next chance might be on Christmas day.. what a great time to be snowed in :)

    Have a great Christmas!
    tarver419 at yahoo dot com

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    Julianne says:

    I love the Darla or sling purses or any of the patterns. You are so talented!

    Tomorrow is my 11th Anniversary and we're going out with no kids for the entire day tomorrow! Can't wait!!


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    Lisa says:

    I love the Darla purse and the flannel scarf.

    I love to bake especially at Christmas. I made cinnamon bread, apple walnut bread and bannana bread for my children's teachers Christmas gifts this year. And of course lots of cookies for the neighbors.

    Thank you for the giveaway. Every thing you make looks lovely.

    -Lisa Warden

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    Rebecca Phalen says:

    I have been dying to make a little tie for my little man, so I'd have to say the tie pattern!

    For fun – We made chocolate cherries for the first time today. I'm never buying them again! Way too much fun to make and super tasty!


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    Lisa Hathaway says:

    AAH … one, pick one … I really like the sling purse. (and since I can't pick just one … the booties are adorable).

    Something fun … umm … My sister-in-law had her little baby girl last night and she's ADORABLE! And I get to go see her in less than a week. Qualify?

    lisa.stephenson05 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    asyhre says:

    I am loving the scarfs and sling purse. asyhre(at)gmail(dot)com

    I really wish I had the space to make more stuff. when cooking a sewing space have to share it makes it tough.

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    Dawn says:

    OH MAN! my email address i forgot!!
    dawners22 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Allison and Mason: says:

    SO fun!! I would LOVE one of your patterns for the little boy ties. My handsome little 3 month old really needs some to wear to church. Actually, I would love ANY of your giveaways for that matter. I love your blog.

    About me?? Tonight we are throwing an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party. This is the first major party that I've ever hosted. We are inviting all the young couples from our ward and having a white elephant gift exchange. I'm really excited… but also need to go finish vaccuuming before the little Mr. needs to go take a nap.

    Thanks for all the fun things you do! Merry Christmas!


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    Anonymous says:

    first of thank you so much for sharing your time and creativity with us. I actually made a friend because of your sight. Talking to an acquaintance we realized with both followed your blog and we connected!
    I also used many of your tutorials for Christmas this year. so thanks again!!
    I would love the sling purse. I need a new purse and that is so cute.

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    Dawn says:

    Ok I am crossing my fingers because I LOVE the little guy ties and I have 2 little guys!!

    **My secret Christmas tradition that I don't tell people about is that I always buy myself something that I want!! That way I always get one that that I needed or wanted (:

    dawners22 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Amanda says:

    I would love the little guy tie pattern. amandasewsembroidery@yahoo.com

    I love to sew for friends and family but especially for my 4 year old daughter. She loves everything I have made for her.

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    Tishka says:

    Hmmm, I really think both of the purses are adorable, but I'm also in love with the idea of making matching ties for my little boys.
    And the fun part – my 2 year old is sleeping in today (thank goodness, because he needs the rest!) so I have plopped my hugely pregnant self here in front of the computer so I can simultaneously finish crocheting a hat for my husband and get my "computer stuff" done.

    Thanks for having such a fun giveaway!
    thielandticia (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Anonymous says:

    Hmmmm. It's hard to choose just one thing, because all of your products are GORGEOUS.

    But, I'd have to say….one of the zippered pouches–the grayish one with the yellow flower. ADORABLE. :)

    Now on to the random commentary:
    I just started to sew earlier this year and I am in love and am learning so many things. I just made my niece a dress that actually fits her and she's able to wear–I'm shocked I was able to pull that off! Now, i'm just excited for the day I have kids and I can shower them with cute things I've made them. (Unfortunately, that day is very far away. My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2 years and thinking about engagement, but I'd rather not get married until i'm 26 or so…at least in the 5 years I can practice my sewing skills, right?) hehehe. :)

    thanks for the giveaway!

    hiotta2 (at) mailbox (dot) winthrop (dot) edu

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    Shandi and Alex says:

    I would love on of the zippered pouches OR, because I'm due to have a baby boy in February, the bradley bootie pattern. Too cute!

    Something fun – Along with a baby boy this pregnancy has brought me an unruly craving for rainbow sherbet! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner… rainbow sherbet please! In fact, as soon as I hit "publish" I think I'll help myself to a bowl.

    shandi06 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Kayla says:

    I love the sweater purse! Love love love it!

    Something fun – we're expecting #2 and sharing with our family over the holidays! But shhh….only you and my husband know! :)

    kaylakeigley at gmail dot com

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    AMessWorthMaking says:

    I love both of the scarves and the gray and green zipper pouches. I'm easy to please.

    I've had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I'm not really sure why, but last night I curled up on the couch and started cutting out a paper snowflake. I haven't done that in years and it was so much fun. Put me right in the Christmas mood.

    morningbloom915 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    katie says:

    i'm a little bit drooling over the darla purse. i just love it! please pick me!! varga . katie @ gmail . com
    fun and random? last night at about 6:30 i realized it was the last time we could go to disneyland for the year, so my husband and i got in the car and drove down just to see the christmas fireworks and fantasmic. i think i could watch fantasmic every day and still love it as much as the first time i saw it!

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    Paula says:

    I would love to win one of the booties patterns and the snowflakes zippered pouch is very sweet too.
    Thanks for the chance! I'm frantically trying to finish holiday decoration to start planning what I'll cook for Christmas. It would help if I knew how many guests we will have for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day… Besides that I'm enjoying the season and the kids' happiness but not the cold weather!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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    Katie Johnson says:

    Wow, can I just say how much I love your blog!! I absolutley love the red scarf, and the blue too, but particularly the red. So cute!! But the Darla bag is pretty darn cute as well. My something fun: We just (like a week ago) had our first baby, a little girl, and (heaven forbid) I have yet to find a bag I like yet that can be purse/diaper bag, and the Darla bag would be very well loved. However, the Abigail Bootie pattern would be so fun! I can just see her wearing those cute little booties, how adorable!!

    I have to say, since I found out I was expecting, I have been scouring the web trying to find cute things to make for her, and your site has been my absolute favorite! I love it!!! Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas <3


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    Jodie says:

    I love the Darla purse! I also like the sling purse :)

    It is 10am and I am still in my PJs, but my 2 girls have been dressed for the day since before 8. I suppose I should change eventually ;)

    jodietamm at gmail dot com

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    lmoylan says:

    You are so sweet. That sweater purse is just divine, but I do love those flannel scarves.

    I have to say I had high hopes for making almost all of my Christmas presents this year but had to scale back so I am a little bummed.


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    Megan says:

    How can I pick? Love the scarf… love the zippered pouches… love the Darla bag… I could put a pattern to use too!

    I love attempting the projects you post… I think you're wonderfully creative, and I was a big fan, but was hooked forever when I emailed you a question and you answered. I can't believe you answered little old me! (This was awhile ago – May?) And cue my loyalty to your blog. :) THANK YOU! You make crafting much brighter for me.

    mew5 (at) lehigh (dot) edu

    My fingers are crossed!

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    Anne says:

    Those scarves are so cute…but then, I've loved those zippered pouches since you first featured them! So cute!

    I just decorated the Xmas tree with my hubby last night…a full week before Xmas! This is amazing, since I'm in grad school and I have not even bought a tree until 2 days before Xmas in past years!! Yah!

    atimchula 715 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Caitlin says:

    I would love to have your patterns! I would have to choose between the Abigail Booties & the Little Guy Tie, so cute!
    caitlinwilhelm (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I am so excited to give my gifts for Christmas this year because my family is trying to do everything handmade. One of the gifts I did for everyone is homemade vanilla extract. I found a great place to buy vanilla beans online and to make the extract you have to soak the beans in an alcohol solution, specifically, vodka. Well, I've never purchased alcohol before, so when I put it in my cart I kind of tried to hide it just in case I saw someone I knew. Then, when the cashier asked for my ID, I'm sure my face was bright red. Anyway, the beans have been soaking for a couple of months & it is getting close to being ready to use. I can't wait to see the reactions of my family when they see that I made vanilla extract for them!

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    Andrea Cutler says:

    I love the sweater bag!!!

    I am busily crafting all sorts of fun things for my kiddos this Christmas, and hopefully when it is all over I will have time to craft some things for me!


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    Martha Carolyn says:

    In all honesty, I'd be elated to receive ANYTHING you are offering. It's all really cute!!


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    Megan says:

    I love the red scarf!! Also, I love purses so either the Darla bag or the sweater bag would be loved too.

    My two year old got a hold of the nerds this morning and dumped them all over my kitchen! He had to get a chair, push it over to the stove, climb up on the stove and open the cupboard to get at them, the little stinker!


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    Bridget says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I would love one of your patterns…I may have a hard time deciding on which one b/c I love them all!

    Secondly, I am so excited for tonight b/c it's my little girl's first ever Christmas Program! It should be so much fun!



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    Jen says:

    I really love the Darla purse and the scarves. I really should be folding laundry right now but I'm having much more fun looking at your blog!

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    Laci & Daniel says:

    Any of these would be so fun!!!

    I'm excited for new christmas pj's. :)


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    Bethany says:

    The Darla bag is beautiful, and I also love the pouches and those three patterns you showed. Everything you make is so pretty! :)

    Couch talk– I am SO done being pregnant!! I'm due with our third on the 28th and I can't wait to get this show on the road! We're having a natural childbirth this time, which I'm excited for, but I'm also excited to be in the hospital for a few days and be taken care of, and get a break from taking care of everyone else! :)

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    About Me says:

    I would love your pattern for little guy ties! My little man needs them!

    Did you know that I can wiggle my ears? Hehe! It's true!

    Thanks! I'm crossing my fingers I win! ;o)

    superjrs (at) juno (dot) com

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    Mary says:

    The practical side of me says "choose the scarf!" but the fun side of me is saying "that Dharla purse is adorable!"

    Today is Friday, my favorite day of the week! It's raining here which means no going for a walk or to the park so I have to think of some way to entertain my kiddos in doors. Thankfully dinner is in the crockpot cooking away so that's one less thing to worry about.

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    Danny & Crystal says:

    I would LOVE the Darla purse! I got to go to a girls' night out Christmas party last night & it was so much fun–especially since I've been stuck in the house all week sick & with sick kids :(


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    Familia_Henderson says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarves because I can't wear knit or fleece scarves- they make my neck itch- I am 7 months pregnant and have the worst excema on my neck! The fun part- my baby is going to be a boy- which is so amazing because we have 3 girls previous to this!
    queen_whitney (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Jamie says:

    Oooohhh! I love giveaways! A zipper pouch would be AWESOME. There are so many things I could use that for!

    I am just sitting back thinking how excited I am to quit work next week to be home with my babies!


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    Amy says:

    I would love the patterns. I actually have the Abigail bootie pattern from you, but the little boy booties and neckties are adorable.

    Something fun– I come from a LONG line of girls in the family. 3 sisters, and 3 nieces so far, including my daughter, with no boys in sight (besides the husbands). And although the little boy patterns I like would be useless to me right now, we're hoping to try for another baby soon and I'm kind of hoping for a boy. Wish me luck! ;)

    amykathryn (at) live (dot) com

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    Briahna says:

    I would love the abigail booties pattern.

    Yesterday my son kept asking me if I was going to take a nap with his little brother and sister. Suspicious much??


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    Kylee Coulam says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarf, what a cute creative idea.
    I love to make new things! I enjoy taking pictures and scrapbooking. I also love to cuddle up with a good book during these cold winter months. oh yeah.. I look at your website… seriously… everyday! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas!

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    C. says:

    Of everything I'd love a zippered pouch the most. I've been meaning to make some to hold my boys' various art supplies and so having one to start with would be perfect.

    Today my little son said "banana" for the first time! He is at the age where he learns new words every day and it is so fun for me.

    christina112358 at gmail dot com

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    Amber says:

    I love the scarves! And I really love the Darla bag too. Really anything that you're giving away would be great! We are currently battling the crud around here. The 4 month old is on round 2 of it, the 2 year old is almost well, and I finally caught it. So a nice surprise would really brighten my day!

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    Just another day in Paradise says:

    Wow, how to choose from all that fabulous stuff??!! I would have to pick either the tie or bootie pattern. My sis in law is having triplets(2 boys and 1 girl) in about 2 months and I would love to surprise her with some of those! We already made her some of the belly bands from your tutorial and they were fabulous! Plus, I have 5 daughters I am trying to teach to sew, so that would kill 2 birds with one stone :) mnjguthrie94(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    alex says:

    Oh dear! The scarves, the sling purse, the zipper pouches.. all SO FABULOUS!

    We have a neighbor that dresses as Santa, who starts to grow his beard in October {he also has a farm}. My daughter who's three likes to peak out of her window and update me on what Santa is up to today. She'll start squealing "MOM!! SANTA IS FEEDING HIS SHEEP!!!" "SANTA IS DRIVING HIS BIG RED TRUCK" "MOM SANTA IS RIGHT OUTSIDE". She cracks me up.
    …and I can't get "Minty, The candy cane that fell on the ground" song stuck in my head. {it's from Conan}


    p.s. I LOVE this blog. You are AMAZING!

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    Colby and Jessica says:

    I loove your scarves and am in need of a purse for church. Those are my favorites, though I love them all.

    There is still NO snow whatsoever in Colorado and it's been 60 degrees for weeks! I hope we will have some for Christmas.

    Thank you! I love your blog!


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    Allison says:

    I like the zippered pouches.

    Something fun- I need to finish some sewing projects for christmas. But I just haven't had the motivation to do it yet. Looking at the things you make is good motivation. Maybe tonight I will finally finish those grocery bags.

    aburlock (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Lauren vdH says:

    I would love a pattern, your little guy tie would be awesome. Cuz I found out I am pregnant with a boy! I already have one girl and your Abigail baby booties. So this would be perfect!

    lsmiles247 (at) gmail (dot) com


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    Mandy says:

    I love all of the items your giving away! I especially like the Darla purse.
    I just cut all my hair off. It was down to the middle of my back and now it is a short a-line!

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    heresthediehl says:

    I think that the sling purse would be my absolute favorite, but I'd take any of them…love your creations!! :)

    I just finished making my first batch of homemade marshmallows! They're in cute little bags along with some hot cocoa mix for my boys' teachers. I'm going to deliver them to school soon (since I don't so much trust my 5 and 8 y.o. boys with Mason jars on the bus).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Delia says:

    I love the darla bag and the zippered pouches..sooo cute.

    I currently have the flu at 22 weeks pregnant and have I mentioned that Sudafed is useless?? Plus both kids are already out for Christmas break..eeep.


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    Kelsey says:

    I am in love with that red ruffle scarf :) Those zippered pouches are way cute too though.

    My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with my guys on Christmas Eve. I love reading the Night before Christmas and snuggling on the couch. Perfect :)

    Email is alschic07@yahoo(dot)com

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    gifted says:

    I'd love the sweater sling purse or the scarf or zipper pouch. Really, I'd just love anything won!

    I love trying to pick the perfect gift for a certain person, and picturing their face when they open it. Makes shopping time consuming, but worth it!

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    sunnie says:

    If I have to pick one…It will have to be the Darla purse! Yesterday I googled melted satin flowers and it brought me to your website. I am so glad it did, you have really great project ideas! sunnieadamsatgmaildotcom

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    ASHLEE says:

    Oh how I am in love with those scarves! I would love to have the blue one hanging around my neck. I wear a lot of blue to match my eyes. do you have a tutorial for those? They are darling! I would be happy with anything that you have made because they are all so cute. Thanks for always inspiring me and the giveaway.
    Ashlee, the culinary queen bee

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    I'm just the MOM says:

    You're the greatest! But just one?! I would say one of the zippered pouches. Or one of your patterns.

    mommybeautiful (at) att (dot) net

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    Laurel says:

    I want a scarf…or the purse! They are so cute. my email is laurel mills at msn dot com and I would really really love to be tearing down stripey kitchen wallpaper right now, but my hubby is making me wait until after Christmas, so instead I think I'll just hate it some more.

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    Eric and Sara Hansen says:

    I would love a scarf or a zipper pouch or anything really :)

    A good way to get stains out of carpet is with shout spray you would use on your wash.

    sara_6121 (at) hotmail

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    Jessica says:

    I would be super happy to win ANYTHING…but I do really like the bootie pattern for boys. It is hard to find cute baby boy stuff.
    funny stuff…I have a two year old and a little boy on the way. My daugther asked me if our new baby was going to be Baby Jesus. I guess we have talked a bit much about Baby Jesus these days:)

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    Rose says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarves and the Darla purse!! I would also love to get the bradley bootie pattern.

    Something to share. . . Baby number 4 is on his way in February. He will be my third boy in a row so I really appreciate all the cute boy stuff!!

    scottnrose (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Court and Jill says:

    Love the patterns.

    Favorite Christmas treat?? white chocolate covered pretzels. YUM!

    joinblog at live dot com

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    Tawnya says:

    I really could use a zippered pouch but any of your creations would definitely be put to use! I bought your little guy tie pattern and have him decked out for every possible occasion. hehe

    My 2 yr old fell out of his chair the other day and banged the back of his head on the window sill, splitting a decent sized gash that bled and bled. We just happened to have surgical glue on hand and now he's got a big ol mess on the back of his head! At least we didn't have to sit in urgent care for hours and hours.


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    Amber says:

    I would love any of it, but especially the Darla purse or the zippered pouches – perfect for storing my receipts!

    If I was sitting on your couch I would tell you about Zumba and Bodypump. I'm an instructor for both and think they are amazing and fun workouts. If you haven't tried them yet – you must! Zumba is a great cardio workout and Bodypump is weightlifting choreographed to music. Both super awesome classes!!


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    I'm just the MOM says:

    Now the fun part…I have 4 boys and a husband and our bathrooms smell…BAD. AAAANNNNNNNDDDDDD because of that…I NEVER clean toilets in my house. NEVER.EVER! :)

    mommybeautiful (at) att (dot) net

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    Tiffany says:

    i love those zippered pouches!

    my secret: i've had a chocolate chip cookie and orange soda everyday for breakfast for the past month. don't tell!

    tlashawnp at gmail dot com

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    *ashleigh says:

    Oh, the Darla purse is lovely! And the zippered pouches are so adorable!

    Something fun – I'm about to head out on a 12 hour drive home for the holidays. I get to travel home with two of my best friends, and as much as I don't want to sit in the car that long, I'm so excited to get some quality girl time.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Chantalle Bishop says:

    There are a lot I like! Any of the patterns, any purses/bags, and the scarves.
    My thing right now is I have presents all over but haven't rounded them up and wrapped them yet. It sounds like so much fun to put the kids down for a nap and then watch Elf and wrap everything…but then it will be done! Plus I can't put out presents or the little ones will be having an early Christmas. So I am stalling a little bit.

    bishopbyu (at) gmail (dot) com

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    The Leavitts says:

    I love the darla purse and the little boys ties and booties.

    I am excited to help with my son's 1st grade Christmas party today. I missed helping last year because I was on bed rest with my last baby.

    My email address is: stephiscrzy@yahoo.com

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    Jen Isackson says:

    Gosh, where to begin…. Well my name is Jen (nice to meet you). I LOVE your blog and am anxiously waiting for Christmas to be over to try so many of your tutorials. Mostly the baby ones as I am currently baby obsessed with my second on the way. I'm thinking it's a boy so hopefully all the blue things I make will be put to use (my daughter looks great in blue so it won't be a loss)!

    I'd love to win numerous of these items so I will list them and if I get chosed you can just pick one!

    any of the pattern choices, the darla purse, zipper pouch or the gift card cozies. You are TOO awesome!


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    Anna says:

    I NEED one of those scarfs since we already have over 30 inches of snow here.
    I just ate homemade ginger cookies for breakfast. A bunch of them.
    annafjensen (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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    chels says:

    I love the scarves…well, I love all scarves and the little pouch things. All your stuff is amazing and I love getting ideas from you!

    I'm preparing to take my last final today. I'm in my 5th year of college, with only a semester to go after this last final and I so wish I was already done…my brain sure is done.


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    Heather says:

    Oh, wow… I love it all! That red scarf would look pretty amazing with my green peacoat, so I'd have to choose that one!

    Something fun- I am so thankful today is Friday and we are going out for hibachi with a group of girls for my BF's birthday! YES!!!

    sweetpeasandsassafras at yahoo dot com

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    The Wheeler 5 says:

    love the zipper pouches, i keep wanting to make one, i have the zippers and fabric all figured out i just got find some courage to try!
    fun fact….i am taking a quick weekend drive to the wonderful town of Sierra Vista! wanna come?!

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    Krystal says:

    I'd love anything! Everything is SO cute and I would be thrilled.

    Merry Christmas!

    thegemini2 at yahoo dot com

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    Bailey says:

    I love the sweater sling purse – so cute!

    Something very interesting I discovered this week: my 2 year old sobs uncontrollably when he hears "Away in a Manger" – we have NO idea why but it's quite sad (but also pretty funny at the same time)

    Bailey_Burwell05 at hotmail dot com

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    Kirsten says:

    oh I would love ANY of that….are you kidding me????? What a fun giveaway!!!

    Well, what will I say hmmm….I have been pretty stressed out with all of my projects looming and I just thought a couple of days ago….we need to just pick up and get away for a night. So I checked out Priceline and got a Marriott room in the cozy quaint town of Park City for $70……we are going with out 4 little kids that range from ages 2 to 6 and we are going to get totally cozy and have a break from the craziness and then go sledding the next day. It's fun memories like this that I remember as a kid. We are going to give them their much anticipated "PILLOW PETS" (that every mom has heard the infomercial for) and we are going to get them into the room before they get there, with a note from Santa saying that they had been extra good. THEY. ARE. GOING. TO. DIE. I can't wait!!! What a fun blog you have, the girls over here at thecrafingchicks.com ADORE your stuff! Now go get cozy yourself :)

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    Amanda says:

    Wow. You always inspire me with your creativity, but now you want me to pick my favorite? Impossible! :) Actually the Abigail bootie pattern would be perfect…

    I'm sitting here with my sweet 7-week old little girl sleeping on my lap. She would love a new pair of booties to keep her toes warm too. :)

    Merry Christmas!

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    Leslie says:

    I would like the darla purse or a zippered pouch please?


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    Cara says:

    I would LOVE the Abigail booties! They would be perfect my sweet baby girl!

    Speaking of my baby girl, she is absolutely the love of my life (well next to her father, of course)! She just turned 6 months old and is already keeping me running! I am so excited for her first Christmas and all the traditions we will start as a family! Merry Christmas!


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    Amanda says:

    Oops… and the email is alcyone0606 at hotmail dot com. :)

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    Sayonada Thomas says:

    you're crafty AND generous!? that's amazing. I'd love a purse or pouch or pattern (and not just because they all start with a "p")… and about something fun? well, i just today realized i did a better job of prepping my 2.5 year old for Halloween than Christmas… he keeps saying "Ho ho ho, trick or treat!" and telling us that he wants to dress up as Dash for Santa… i'm enjoying it now, though. Because next year, i think it'll be a different story!

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    Anonymous says:

    I would love the purse or a free pattern.

    You really are inspiring! I want to try new things all the time…. especially the snuggly owl pillow!


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    Christine says:

    For Starters, I just found your blog last night and stayed up half the night browsing it. I am addicted (and very tired this morning)!

    I cannot decide what I like so I am going to post 2 (I know, I am already breaking the rules). I love the blue flannel scarf & the sweater purse.

    Giveaways Rock! Your awesome!


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    Kendra says:

    I would love to win one of your adorable patterns!

    I just got a puppy (westie) for my (fake) birthday last week. She's in my lap right now barely letting me type because she'd rather play. We named her Pips because her black eyes and nose against her white fur look like dots on dice.

    krernrer (at) gmail (dot) com

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    amanda/dave says:

    I love the zippered pouches!

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    Christine says:

    For Starters, I just found your blog last night and stayed up half the night browsing it. I am addicted (and very tired this morning)!

    I cannot decide what I like so I am going to post 2 (I know, I am already breaking the rules). I love the blue flannel scarf & the sweater purse.

    Giveaways Rock! Your awesome!


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    Leigh Anne says:

    I would love the red scarf…but all of it is wonderful. I really need every item and then my Christmas sewing list would be done!! Haha! 2 random things – I would love to learn to knit and live in Kauai, Hawaii….so then I could knit on the beach!! LOL! Merry Christmas! I truly do love your blog and appreciate all the time you spend on it :)

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    Dana says:

    You are too fun! Thanks for sharing the love : )
    I would love to have the Little Guy Tie pattern. I was hoping to make my boys ties for Christmas, but had almost given up the idea because I couldn't find a pattern I loved. This would be perfect!
    Fun stuff: I have NEVER had a white Christmas! In fact, it wouldn't seem like Christmas if someone in the family wasn't wearing shorts. Gotta love good old Arizona.

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    Liberty says:

    I like the cute red scarf and the Darla Purse. I can't decide which is my favorite. I love it all!!

    I am totally completely obsessed with mint M&M's this year. I have searched every store for them {and bought 6 bags when I finally found them!}. I don't have plans for them, just want to make sure I have some on hand when I need them.

    Thanks for the fun give away.

    lbrtychic (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Becky Johnson says:

    Wow there sure are lots of comments on here!

    I would love one of the scarves, especially the red one! I love all things ruffled and lace and bows. I'm a total girly girl.

    I have a little daughter, she's actually six months TODAY! I'm trying to instill my girliness into her. For Christmas, I found her an assortment of frilly little dresses and ruffle front cardis, and I can't wait to dress her up in them!

    Merry Christmas!


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    Jennie Holt says:

    oh i would LOVE one of those baby shoe patterns i have been wanting to make some forever. or those cute little gift card holders!!

    what can i say but that i am ridiculously excited for christmas!! my 2 year old is getting a bike and I can't wait to see her reactions (she is very dramatic!)


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    Jeremy, Lana, Brenna and Mason says:

    Wow! Already so many comments! I love the Darla purse.. I think that's what it's called.. the green and white one, and also I would love a pattern! I bought the tie one and love it, but they are all amazing! The scarfs are very cute too, I've just never tried a scarf before.. not sure I can pull it off! My e-mail is lanabanana13(at)gmail(dot)com.
    Ok, there is this commercial you can find on youtube. I think you'd have to search blind date fart or something… it's hillarious, and no matter how many times I watch it I laugh uncontrollably!
    Merry Christmas!

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    Robyn says:

    I think those scarves are SOOOOO cute!!! But I just love handmade things. There's just something so personal about them!

    Also, I wanted to thank you. I have never been good at sewing. No, really, it's bad! But after 4 years of refusing to touch a machine, your tinkerbell tutorial gave me the courage to try. And I did! And it's cute! And I haven't been able to sew much since. Seriously, I touch a machine and tension goes CRAZY! But because of your posts, I know I can attempt again one day. So thank you for that!!

    imafishtank at gmail dot com

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    Kami @ Everyday Heaven says:

    I love the sling purse and the Darla purse! Oh, and the scarves are super cute too!

    Let's see, today is my Husband's Birthday and I accidentally bought him 2 shirts he already has!!! I blame it on being pregnant.

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    Jessica says:

    You are just too amazing! I'm so grateful for your blog, you have such wonderful ideas and stupendous talent. Thanks for sharing that with us!
    I would squeal with delight if I won that Darla purse! Of course anything would be great.
    I'm hiding in our office, rocking out to Shinedown (still in my PJ's) while the kiddos are watching a movie. I'm waiting for pics to upload to Walmart.com, I need to go pick them up tonight after I drop of the kiddos at my mom's for a sleepover! {{YAY!!!}} She's keeping them so that I can make a couple of things for their Christmas presents. I'm making them each a mini scrapbook and a rice bag to warm up their beds at night. It gets cold here in Idaho!
    Enough rambling. (I'll bet you don't ask for "anything" again! LOL!) Anyway, thanks again for all that you do. Merry Christmas!


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    Brooke says:

    How sweet! All the stuff you make is great, but I really love that Darla bag and those zippered pouches.

    My email address is bhjohnsen (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Let's see, what else? I'm hoping to finish up the last of my Christmas presents today and tomorrow. I've gotten a little burned out and want some time to relax and enjoy the last bit of December before Christmas. I'm so excited to spend Christmas eve day with my best friend, the evening with my side of the family, Christmas morning at home with my hubby and kiddos, brunch at my parents' house, dinner at my inlaws, and Christmas with my hubby's family the next day. PHEW! Sorry for the long comment. Merry Christmas!

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    Jones Family says:

    I absolutely LOVE your site! You totally inspire me to be crafty! I have started A TON of your projects and given them my own little twist! :)
    I am a stay at home Mom with 7 kids. I recently had two kids 11 months apart so I keep busy! My two older girls and my Mom LOVE to craft with me and I have them hooked on your site now too!
    I would LOVE anything. I am pretty easy. But there may be somebody out there that wants/needs it more than I do. :)
    But Thank you for all ideas and the step by step instructions!
    email is: daniellej101406@yahoo.com

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    Laura Blue says:

    I'd love the Abigail Booties pattern! Adorable!

    *Today is my 5 year anniversary & baby #3 is due in a few months! Couldn't be happier!


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    The Lassig Family says:

    I really love your sweater purse!
    Something about me- I homeschool my 4 kids which is a blessing and a challenge sometimes.
    Email m1ke2angie@yahoo.com

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    Kathryn says:

    Ooohh! Love thos scarves! either one! kathrynwoodbury(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Chastity Gomez says:

    What a GREAt giveaway! I would LOVE the scarves! They are just too cute!

    I am painting homemade ornaments today:)

    chasgomez(at)gmail (dot) com

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    Travis and Amanda says:

    Let me just say that I have been eyeballing that sling purse ever since you put the how-to on your blog. It is the cutest thing! I hope that I will be able to make these sorts of things just like you. You inspire me!


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    Jen says:

    Ooo, I really like those scarves. So pretty and ruffly!!

    Yesterday was our first decent snow. My 3 year old and I went out to play for a bit. I finally convinced her to come in and get some hot chocolate. She took a few sips then declared that she wanted cold hot chocolate instead. So much for that fun winter tradition!

    jen (at) thesellers (dot) net

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    The Lassig Family says:

    I really love your sweater purse!
    Something about me- I homeschool my 4 kids which is a blessing and a challenge sometimes.But I look forward to Chrismtas break.

    Email m1ke2angie@yahoo.com

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    Steph Cef says:

    I would love one of your patterns from your shop. Ok or anything! Now something fun…I love to let my kids decorate the Christmas tree. It makes me smile to see all of the ornaments on one half of the tree and in clusters! Too soon it will be a perfect tree.


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    mary thomas says:

    I'm a sucker for scarves :) But I'd be lucky to get any of these items!

    mkaiser3 (at) gmail (dot) com

    So on Wednesday, the hubs and I went out for dinner, and we decided to forgo grocery shopping. Good thing, because on our way home, the roads iced over before our very eyes! (and in Atlanta, where we live, there are maybe 2 sand trucks that go through the non-interstate roads). I slid down a hill for a good block, only to stop just a couple feet behind a shiny new Lexus. Phew! Heart. Racing. Up the next hill, a car was completely stuck, couldn't move, In the middle of a six-lane road. Anyway, needless to say, I'm from MN, and I was freaked! But we ended up at home safely. A true Christmas miracle! :)

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    Emily says:

    I just love either of the purses and then any of the patterns!!! You make darling things! thanks!

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    Austin and Jennifer says:

    I LOVE the Darla purse!!

    jenlovesdeals (at) gmail (dot) com

    I am sitting here right now dreading changing a poopy diaper so I am putting it off a minute longer by entering this contest!! :)

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    Duh Despains says:

    I really love your ruffled scarfs… So cute and original.

    I am currently teaching my 2 year old to skateboard… but I've never been much of a skateboarder myself. Does that make me a hypocrite? lol


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    beardmommaof4 says:

    I love the sling purse! So adorable!
    As for my one thing to tell you, I have most of my Christmas shopping done. I still need to make some cute flower barrettes for my girls. I can't wait for Christmas morning. I love it!!!

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    Karen says:

    I love the darla purse! Very cute! And my favorite splurge of the season is pumpkin pie spice cappuccino! I buy them more often than I should, but they are so darn yummy! :)


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    The Halladays says:

    It's so hard to choose just one! I would love the pattern to the Abigail Booties.

    Something fun- My hubby and I are expecting our first baby girl in March and she kicks all the time! I'd like to think she kicks most when I'm being crafty, but I know its just because I'm sitting still and can focus on it :) Merry Christmas!

    lanceandstacy (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Emily says:

    I know my first choice would be the abigail shoe pattern! I love making baby shoes and your's are oh, so cute!

    My favorite part of the holiday season is giving gifts. I am so thrilled by my kids faces when then open their gifts and see something they've been wanting. It makes all the stress and anxiousness of finding the gifts worth it! And I love, love LOVE spritz cookies. :)


    Thanks Ashley!

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    Kristin says:

    I would love the tie pdf. I think it is adorable.

    For the heck of it yesterday my kids drew monsters. I then helped them cut out a pattern that looked like it and sewed it together. They have not put them down since then. They had such a fun time sewing with mom.


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    Jacob And Angie Ward says:

    Oh so hard to choose a favorite! I love the blue gray scarf and the sling bag. Though one of your patterns would be awesome to!

    It is 0 degrees outside right now. I think I'll stay inside today! :)


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    Laurel and Jeremy says:

    I am torn between the sling purse- love the colors, the awesome scarves and the patterns…i think if i had to choose just one..i would go for the patterns–since I have a little girl with no shoes :)

    My favorite part of Christmas is decorating the tree and having as much eggnog and sparkling cider as I want!! I also love our tradition of chocolate fondue on Christmas Eve. :)

    mormonhotty (at) yahoo (dot) com :)

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    Jessica :) says:

    I love the scarves! I would feel so classy with one of those! As you always do, you've created something lovely!

    Right now, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my baby won't throw up on me for the fourth time this week. Reflux stinks!

    musicalmaestro {at} gmail {dot} com

    Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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    Nancy says:

    OK, my first pick would be the blue grey scarf. But really, I wouldn't turn down any of those items, they are all awesome!

    So my comment for the day? This has been a crazy week filled with disappointments, and I am ready to take a few days off from work and celebrate Christmas with my family – no stress included.


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    Andrea Hardman says:

    Hey! I love the Darla purse or either one of the scarfs (and everything else, like, really) so I'm easy to please as well. I've just gone back to school and am working on my nursing degree. This means that I haven't had as much time to craft as I would wish. But I come here to be inspired with each new post anyway. Love ya!

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    Derek, Laura and Peyson says:

    i love the darla purse!

    so my little boy, who is almost 3, keeps waking up at 5:00AM thinking he should be able to wake up for the day. ug!!! and i am pregnant…28 weeks, and i need my rest!!! come on kiddo…give me some sleep! :)

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    deserae says:

    Wow! I would love any of these! The Darla purse and the scarves would be the top choices! :)
    I have to work on Christmas (not the fun part lol) but I get the next 5 days off to spend with my family! :)

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    Mindy says:

    I love EVERYTHING, but I really LOVE LOVE the ruffled scarves. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Mindy (onedayinthefuture@gmail.com)

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    Crisanne says:

    What a fun way to celebrate Christmas! I would love to sport around your cute sweater sling purse. But, I also have a few little boys running about my home and would love to learn how to make them neck ties!

    Now to chat! Here's a few questions I've really been wanting to ask… well just about anyone with a blog. Do you ever feel a bit nervous about sharing so much personal info with strangers? I keep thinking of all the fun sewing projects I make, the little crafts I like to do, the funny things my kids say and do during the day, and want to record them, and even want to share, but am extremely hesitant about being so open. Is it a touch of vanity saying "look at what I can do. take time out of your day to visit and see what I'm up to."? I personally fully enjoy reading your blog and the blogs of others. I have learned so many little tips and ideas and have loved incorporating them into my sewing arsenal. Still, just a bit nervous and self concious about attempting to share myself. Also, kid safety. How do you make sure you keep the little ones annonymous, yet share their accomplishments?

    Thanks for listening!

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    Jessica :) says:

    I really love the scarves. I would feel so classy wearing one! As always, you've created something so lovely!

    Right now, I'm hoping my baby doesn't throw up on me for the fourth time this week. Praying she keeps this food down. Reflux stinks!

    musicalmaestro {at} gmail {dot} com

    Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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    Paul and Nancy says:

    I think I love the sling purses the most! They are adorable!

    We get to spend our first Christmas alone with our little family in Hawaii this year! I think it will be a good Christmas with just us and our two girls!
    Merry Christmas!


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    Ben and Taryn says:

    I'd take the Darla purse or a zippered pouch or even a scarf. So nice of you to share :)

    Something fun-Today is the last day of school before Christmas break and I'm actually really excited to have all three of my kiddos home, cuddling in pjs and making Christmas treats together.


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    Paul and Nancy says:

    I think I love the sling purses the most! They are adorable!

    We get to spend our first Christmas alone with our little family in Hawaii this year! I think it will be a good Christmas with just us and our two girls!
    Merry Christmas!


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    tammyig says:

    I just can't say what I'd want. It's a gift, right? Plus I love anything homemade!

    I'm a mom of three and just about anything out of the norm is fantastic to me.

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    Kellie says:

    I love the zipper pouch!!! LOve love love. You are amazing.

    Fun part! My kids are out of school and we are having the most amazing day making cookies cookies and more cookies!

    Merry Christmas


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    Lisa says:

    What an amazing give-away!! I love the gift card holders and purses, but especially the Darla purse!

    I'm gearing up for my baby girl's birthday this Sunday. She's going to be seven and I'm excited to see her growing up to be such a wonderful, little girl…..but kinda sad, too since she's my last one. I guess that's just part of being Mommy!

    Thanks so much for all your wonderful ideas! Hope your family has a very merry Christmas!


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    Melinda says:

    Thank you for sharing. I like the gift card cozies and the pattern books.

    My favorite part about Christmas is the Christmas smells…the smell of a Christmas tree, the smell of spice cookies or of pumpkin bread, and the smell of warm fires on a cold night.


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    Katie P says:

    I love the gray and yellow zippered pouch!

    My two favorite holiday movies are Love Actually and The Holiday — I can't watch them any other time of the year because they make me long for the holidays!

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    Melanie says:

    This is so awesome of you to do!! I really like the Sling purse or the Darla Purse.
    I am anxiously awaiting the return of my husband from deployment. The time is getting close and the kids and I are counting down the time left. We will be doing our Christmas when he returns since he wont make it in time for Christmas.

    Thank you very much for the giveaway!!


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    Ryan, Lindsey and Dylan says:

    I really LOVE the sling purse, I was hoping to try to make one myself but I'm a little shy when it comes to the sewing machine! Anyway, the cozy fleece scarf looks fabulous too!!! :)

    About me…I'm REALLY looking forward to a friend's Christmas cocktail party this Saturday! I get to wear a dress! :)

    Thanks for having this fun giveaway!

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    Wendy says:

    I love the sweater purse, but seriously anything on that list would be amazing.

    Tomorrow my hubby and I will continue our tradition of going out for breakfast the Saturday before Christmas – so excited, I love breakfast foods.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway.


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    Jillyann Jiggs says:

    I'd LOVE the the bootie/shoe patterns. Number three is due in June…don't know if it's a boy or girl, but I LOVE soft little shoes.


    I'm sitting here at the computer ignoring the oldest who "doesn't want to be alone" which seems really odd since some days that's my greatest desire.

    And, I almost had my first pair of nice sewing scissors for Christmas (Gingher) and then the hubby returned them promising what he had in mind was even better. I'm having a hard time imagining something better, but he says that's why he's a genius. He thought of something I don't even know I Love. So my anticipation for Christmas Day is mounting and I dream about very nice scissors and what could possibly be better.

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    Melwel says:

    Love the purses or the little zip bags…it's all so cute.
    Fun: I love sewing and crafting… Your site is an inspiration to me.

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    Stephanie says:

    I love, love, love those scarves. Either color, because I love them both.

    A fun thing is watching my ducks swim in their kiddie pool and splash all the water out. I also love the happy quacking noises they make when they get into some fresh straw.

    Thanks for your wonderfully inspiring creativity.


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    Julie and Jill says:

    I would love any of the items! However, I have loved the zippered pouches since you posted them and was going to make several as Christmas gifts, but haven't been able to get to it yet. Maybe for valentine's day? I also love the scarves.

    I'm going to the Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert tonight, featuring David Archuleta. I'm so excited!


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    Bre says:

    Awesome! I would love the Darla purse or the scarves are awesome!

    Today is our first day of Nutcracker. I am a ballet teacher in a small town and I am dancing the role of Snow Queen. I haven't danced on pointe in 6 years and I have been pushing myself to get strong again so that I will be able to perform Snow Queen on pointe for our small town. It's been hard but I forgot how much I love it.

    Thank you!


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    Cole's Corner says:

    WOW!!! What a generous give-a-way!
    I would love one of those beautiful scarves!… I never seem to make stuff for myself.

    Or one of the patterns, because I REALLY love to sew for others!

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    mandy says:

    How awesome is this giveaway! I am so excited, I only have two more things to make for Christmas and with any luck I won't be up 'till 3am on Christmas!
    I would really like the zippered pouch, but really anything would be great!

    mandydow at gmail

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    Ashton says:

    I would love the card holders or one of the zipper pouches. Both I have been wanted to find the time to make. However a pattern may be more appropriate because I live in Canada. I was not sure if I am aloud to enter or not but I thought I would try.

    I bought your tie pattern awhile ago and made 12 ties for my little sister's wedding. It was a lot of work but they turned out really cute. Thanks for all the pictures it really helps.

    ashtonandalison(at)gmail (dot) com

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    Erika and Jason says:

    I NEED the tie pattern. I've been wanting to make my cute little man one and have been looking for a pattern. erikamarnold(at)hotmail(dot)com. I use to sell sucker when I was in 5th grade. We make them to give away with out Christmas goodies.

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    emily says:

    oh my gosh.. the SCARVES!! all of them are just the cutest!! emily.hummel@Yahoo.com

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    Amanda says:

    The scarf would be great for my mom or I would love the tie pattern so I could make ties for my little man.

    This is year I am trying to think of something perfect for my sister who lost her baby this year. And I think I finally thought of something.

    babramwell(at) Hotmail dot com

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    babygirlhoarder says:

    Wow! This is so nice of you :) I love the Darla bag!! Or a zippered pouch!

    I went to the store last night and while I was there I bought a jumbo package of Mike and Ike candy and I ate the whole thing!! While I was walking around. I really have to kick the sugar habit! :D Really helped with my mood last night though ;)

    MTRand2 at gmail dot com

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    Emmeline McWilliams says:

    So hard to pick, but… as much as I love the scarves, I desperately need a cute little purse.

    I have been amazed since my daughter was born in October at how much stuff such a tiny little person needs!!! Alas, I'm already exhausted from digging through the diaper bag for a wallet/chapstick/phone/hair clip (my bare necessities), so I'd love the sling purse to put MY stuff in!

    em (dot) mcwilliams (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks! Merry Christmas!

  592. 592
    cheldi says:

    My favorite is definitely the sweater purse. I'd really love to learn to make purses myself, so the pattern would be great too! Interesting fact about me: I had my 3rd baby in March. At home. In my kitchen. In a baby pool. 10.5 pounds!

  593. 593
    Aly says:

    I love your blog. I would love ANYTHING…even just a scrap of your material. You are so talented. I love the scarf or the sling purse (which I've been dying to make!), or a pattern.

    Not that you've even read this far down, but it's worth a try because I LOVE LOVE LOVE your site. I have to tell you that I love Christmas but I'm anxiously waiting for it to be over because I keep eating the secret stocking candy stash as I wrap presents. It's not a pretty combination! I'll either break the bank going back for more, or break the treadmill at the gym after the holiday stresses have passed. :)


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    Amy says:

    How sweet are you?! Thanks for the chance to win one of these great goodies. I honestly love them all (did you freehand the thanks on the gift card cozy?). I think the two purses and ruffly scarves are my fave though. Merry Christmas!

  595. 595
    Lauren Davison says:

    Mmmm… the Darla purse and the booties pattern! :)

    I'm moving to Vancouver in 11 days. CRAAAZY! But I'm so excited. :)


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    Amanda says:

    My choice would be the darla purse pattern. I have this funky/cheesy wiener dog fabric that would sew up into a cute darla bag!

    The fun part – the ONLY thing I really make every year at Christmas Time is peppermint bark, and I made 11 pounds of it last night! That should make a few people quite happy :)

  597. 597
    Anonymous says:

    Oh, I love your site and your inspirations. I love the blue scarf! Actually, I love all of the stuff…oh, and those zippered pouches…. Hee hee

    Right now, I am madly trying to get wrapping done while my three boys are at school. I am so far behind this year because we took in a little 2 yr old foster daughter who is about to be reunited with her bio-mom. (heartbreaking) I am also madly sewing at night to get my third 4th quilt done for Christmas to give to my 13 year old son. :)
    Ronquillo (at)Windstream (dot) net
    Merry Christmas! I love this time of year!

  598. 598
    W says:

    Hi Ashley! Thank you for a wonderful chance at a giveaway. I am working (in my home office) at my day job and escaping for a few moments. In between "work" I am also sewing up seven paper bag waist skirts out of a combination of your adorable version and the Oliver + S Lazy Days skirt tutorials! Hey, it's Friday… In about 30 minutes, I can sign off from work to grab a bus to my kids' pre-school as they have a Christmas concert today. That lovely little brown sling bag is calling out to me and I would appreciate being gifted it!
    dawsonwe AT gmail DOT com

  599. 599
    Obsession With Online Tutorials says:

    I would love the zippered pouch…….

    I have acute story….my daughter is almost 3 and she asked me if we could spend the day playing with the fabric…so we went through all the scraps and sorted them by colors……it was the best time I have had in a long time.

    shannon margaret
    shannon . margaret . brott (at) gmail . com

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    Nelson Family says:

    I love the little booties patterns, the little girls booties are my favorite!

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    Jer and Myaela says:

    I would totally love one of your patterns! I think the booties and the little boy ties are my favorites.

    fordfreak67stang (at) hotmail (dot) com

    As for something random…perhaps I'll do 2: firstly, I freaking love this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdgFisYCPHs

    Secondly, I'm super excited for next Christmas because I'll get to share it with a little one! =)

  602. 602
    Stacy says:

    i would love the patterns!! or one of the purses.

    i'm looking forward to all the gatherings and spending time with family!


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    Devonay@LumpkinAndMe says:

    What a great giveaway!! I absolutely LOVE the red scarf, but I'd take either. I'm pretty easy to please that way. My email address is LumpkinsMom@yahoo.com.
    I'm having a giveaway too! Be sure to enter. Right now, I'm sitting on the couch in my jammies and it's 11:54am in Indiana! ;) As soon as I get done reading my favorite blogs, I have some cleaning and crafting to do!

  604. 604
    kate thaete says:

    what a great idea! i have so much stuff sitting around my sewing room. maybe it's time to unload.

    i love ALL of the stuff you have here. the scarves are especially beautiful. i love the booties AND the tie patterns. but i think, especially, i love the sling purse. that flower is calling to me.

    and random about me… i eat homemade oatmeal for breakfast almost every day, and my favorite add-in is peanut butter. :)

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    Cyan says:

    I love the red scarf!
    The fun part: We may get our first tiny bit of snow here in West Texas today. It won't stick, but we might get to see it fall… :-)

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    Jonie Marie says:

    I would have to say that the scarf or the little girl bootie pattern would be my pick. They are just darling!

    The only thing on my mind right now (besides winning this competition) is that I probably should go check on my 1 year old daughter. I can hear her in the other room and I am afraid of the mess she is making. :)

  607. 607
    Holly says:

    I LOVE the scarves, especially the red one but also the blue! Everything is so pretty!

    Hmmm…something fun…well, my husband has been going through an interview process over the last 2 months for a position that we REALLY want and today is supposed to be the day we hear back…that is pretty much what is occupying my mind right now, besides my 6,4, and 1 year old boys that I get to spend my days with!

  608. 608
    ANDREA says:

    I would love any of these beautiful creations if I was to win. ( I am not picky)

    I am a busy mom to 3 constantly running around. I just got done sewing tissue pockets and zipper pouches for all their teachers.

    Have a great holiday!


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    Holly says:

    Oops, I forgot to add my email to my comment…

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    Laura says:

    When I saw the title I figured you were giving away scraps and such, which would of been cool in and of itself, but completely finished projects ready to go is awesome! I like all of them. We just moved and the craft room is still a disaster. It became the catchall for everything that didn't go anywhere else… extra pieces of art, random useless technology (old cell phones and such), craft supplies that I forgot I had, and all our Christmas presents too. My sewing machine hasn't emerged from the case yet and it doesn't have a clean surface to sit on yet.

    Merry Christmas!

    lmbettis (at) hotmail (dot) com

  611. 611
    The Gunter Family says:

    i love the red scarf, the darla purse, and the zippered pouches! i can't pick just one! :)

    have you checked out catalogliving.net? it's the funniest blog ever!!

    gunter6306 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    Cecily says:

    I would love the bradley booties or the abigail booties. I can't decide!!

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    Shwin W says:

    I would Love the scarfs (either) The gift card cozy, or the zippered pouch.

    Now for something fun first a funny youtube video
    This video made me laugh the other day, also (since I hope there is no such thing as oversharing) I wanted to thank you I have followed you for about 9 months and it was because of you that I started blogging in the craft world, it has made my year! So thank you!!

  614. 614
    Stephanie Vogel says:

    I love the scarfs, either would be fantastic! i love the purses and the baby booty patterns. Either boy or girl :)

    What to share….christmas has come so fast! I've been in school and it has been so nice to relax and read bogs,read books, and snuggle and play with my daughter. The simple things in life.

    Thanks for the giveaway! leviandsteph(at)yahoo(dot)com

  615. 615
    Leanne says:

    purse or zippered pouches!

    I love setting up the Christmas tree and having the warm glow fill my living room. I love to see the chubby faces of my kids on Christmas morning.


  616. 616
    Lavanya Siliveri says:

    Love ur blog and all the tutorials, will be super nice to receive something :)

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    Barbie says:

    I LOVE the red scarf!

    I love getting out ornaments from my childhood to decorate the tree with. It always brings back memories of Christmases with my grandmother and what fun she always made for the holidays.

    Thanks for sharing!


  618. 618
    Kayla & Heath Quist says:

    You are brilliant and so creative! WOW! I wish I had just a quarter of creativity in me that you do! Or skill tobe able to sew! I think the red scarf is super cute! but I sure do need a new purse as well!

    My favorite part of Christmas would have to be the many hours spent with family. What a great time of year to spend time with the ones you are closest to and love most??!!?? I love my family! In-laws included! :D I love the Christmas parties and the laughter that spreads around us! I love it!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Merry Christmas!


  619. 619
    brittney says:

    I would love the purse… or a pattern… or a zipper pouch, I am easy:)

    My in-laws have a tradition of eating enchiladas on Christmas eve. Great depression enchiladas, because grandma is the one who makes them. So they are mostly tortillas and sauce with a thin strip of meat. Still am not used to that one. Maybe I should volunteer to make some this year:)


  620. 620
    Audra says:

    What a fun giveaway- I would love to win the Little Guy Tie Pattern. But then again I would love any of the fun things you are giving away.

    I am so excited for Christmas this year I was kind of bah humbug until we put up the tree and now I am really starting to feel the magic of the season. Especially watching my three year old light up when he watches the lights…

    Thanks for the chance. audrajjensen (at) msn dot com

  621. 621
    Melinda says:

    I would delightfully own either purse or a new pattern!

    As for my fun tidbit: my 3.5 year old was at the YMCA with my husband and saw a large man with a white beard walk in. She leaned over to my hubby and said, "Look Daddy, even Santa has to exercise!" Made us smile for days :)

    Thanks for your generousity and creativity!!!


  622. 622
    Angie says:

    I love the scarves, either one. I have not perfected ruffles yet, they scare me. I also love the Bradley booties (I already bought the Abigail.)

    I'm elbow deep in cookie frosting, and will make several batches of different treats today. Sewing I'm just learning, baking is where I thrive. Cinnamon rolls, mint brownies, sugar cookies, dipped pretzels, oatmeal chocolate chip cranberry cookies are all on my list today. Time to go buy more butter!


  623. 623
    Cora says:

    I love the sweater sling purse! No joke!

    This is my first year as a married lady, and I love it. I love your website because it has *inspired* me to become a crafty person- mainly the sewing… I'm so excited for my week off of work so that I can tackle the snuggly owl!

    cora.c.lily (at) gmail.com

  624. 624
    m @ random musings says:

    what a sweet giveaway! I like the sling purse best – it's exactly what I would make (if I had a sewing machine…).

    rbbrducky26 (at) gmail (dot) (com)

    right now I'm waiting on a plumber. last night I went in the basement for find bits of peas everywhere. eww!

  625. 625
    Brantonians says:

    Oooooo! I would love the brown sweater purse or the pattern for the Abigail booties! Super cute giveaways! Thank you!

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    Holt Fam says:

    Hi! K so my fav is that red scarf, I love love love wearing black and grey and accenting with red! My favorite candy is Heath bars! It should just be called Heather bars… You are so fun! heatherLholt@gmail.com

  627. 627
    sjones says:

    Wow that is really nice of you to share thanks! I wold love any of your bags but probably the brown one the most!
    I have just discovered I never want my kids to grow up :( I love the stage they are in and it makes me love and appreciate this time with them so much!
    shantelhjones at gmail dot com

  628. 628
    Hele says:

    I loooove both bags ant the scarfs the most, but everything is beutifull.

    I am a Spanich follower and, like you, i find a great pleasure in writting my blog and reading comments…that´s why I comment very often in the blogs i follow.

    But it is harder for me to comment in English. I can understand it, but i know my English is not very correct and i fell a bit ashamed


  629. 629
    Yerim Lee says:

    I'd love to win a zippered pouch :)
    So cute! violintastic@gmail.com

    I'm going back home for Christmas in 1 day. That's all that's on my mind right now! So excited!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  630. 630
    Leah says:

    I love the purses, and the scarfs look so warm and lovely, the zippered pouches, adorable! I am 18 wks prego so crafting is hard with 3 little ones under foot!!

    My favorite part of christmas is my kids, there innocents there joy in little things, I love it all!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    princesssmith61 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  631. 631
    Melissa S. says:

    I love the bags =)

    My mother-in-law sends my kids gifts for the 12 days of Christmas and I love that we get to draw out the fun of Christmas each year. It also makes me a little emotional that she does this for them. My kids are so loved.


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    Jamie says:

    Holy cute stuff batman! I would love to have either purse and one of those adorable scarfs! Too cute.

    So its snowing really hard here is Reno today and I had to take my hubby to work. On the way home I swear it snowed like 2 inches just from when we left! I ran off the road once, hit three curbs and couldnt stop on a couple occasions. Its not like I dont know how to drive in the snow either! Reno plow people are horrible at plowing, can you tell?! Im not complaining, just um…letting you know about the road conditions in Reno. You really wanted to know huh :)

    My sister in law knew you when you live din Rexburg :)

    I think youre awesome, that is all.

    oh, jamiegreenmoon(at)gmail(dot)com

  633. 633
    Jami & James says:

    lets be honest..i'm not a picky girl..I love everything but I LOVE the sling purse!
    Wanna chat? Wanna know what's on my mind. I'm thinking that my little 3 month old had a rough night last night and that I need some sleep. Waking up every 2 hours was not fun!! Especially when we are use to sleeping through the night!

  634. 634
    Hanna says:

    I want the scarf (either color) or, maybe the sling purse. But, if those are gone, I want the pattern for the ties. Is that too greedy?

    Right now I am watching a movie called Ammon which my 18 month old makes me watch every morning. If he doesn't see it, the day is bad for both of us. And, nobody wants that. Luckily for me, its only about 25 minutes.

  635. 635
    Amanda says:

    I love the little zipper pouches, if i'm being selfish about this, however I have a little 6 month old boy and he would look adorable in some Bradley Booties!

    Random information, I am in heaven at my in-laws right now for Christmas. Most people have that monster mother-in-law, but not me. I love mine. My 3 sister-in-laws are so much fun too! AND tomorrow, my hubby and I are leaving the kiddos here and heading up to NYC to pick up his sister and her hubby. Can you believe it? Shopping and playing in NYC kid free. It's a Christmas Miracle! :)

    Thanks for all the great ideas! I'm in the middle of making a shirt like your maternity flower one.

    amandacoon(at)gmail (dot) com

  636. 636
    Mindy says:

    I love the scarves and the Darla purse. How sweet of you to share with all of us!!

    I just spent a cold morning out on the street corner waiting to help the kids get to school (I'm a crossing guard and it was almost 20 degrees out there). Sad thing about it, actually it's good for the kids, everyone got rides today. I didn't help one person the whole time I was out there!! Nothing a good cup of mint hot chocolate couldn't cure.

    mindygull (at) gmail (dot) com

  637. 637
    Morgan says:

    I would love a new scarf.

    wugrder AT hotmail.com

    So we just moved from northern AZ to southeast Kansas. All of my family lives in St. George, UT. Needless to say, I am a little homesick (family-sick is maybe more appropriate because I do feel I am home!) Anyway, it is hard not being just a few hours away. But this feeling comes in waves of course….and I REALLY do love where we moved to. It is such a charming little town! :)

  638. 638
    Kristine says:

    I really love the scarf (either color), the little guy tie and the darla purse.
    My favorite video is this: http://www.slack-time.com/music-video-6465-Taylor-Swift-Thug-Story

    It seriously never gets old to me!
    kristinejessop (at) yahoo (dot)com

    Great giveaway!

  639. 639
    VTHokies says:

    I'd LOVE the lil' guy tie pattern! So cute and I have a little guy who would model it pretty well :)

    Fun…We just moved and yesterday my kids saw their first snow! What a delight!!

    Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!


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    Ashley Renee says:

    I would be happy with any of those great items! But I think my favorite would be either the little shoes patterns, or one of the little zipper pouches.
    I am getting really excited about giving a lot of homemade gifts this year, but I am nervous that they might not turn out the way I hope… I think I have some late nights ahead of me!
    mrscozzens (at) gmail (dot) com

  641. 641
    Melanie says:

    I'm in love with your gift card givers and the turquoise purse:)

    Now on to the fun things…My 2 year old says to me this morning "Mom, there are no monsters in our room. Just us. See? You cant smell any monsters."

    Thanks so much:)

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    Jamie says:

    Any of them. They are all great!

    I'm headed to Denver today to watch my very best friend get married. Such happiness!

    jjamiekj at yahoo dot com

  643. 643
    Dana Enzor says:

    Oh, I like the sling purse, or the zippered pouch, or the darla purse. All so much fun.

    And the city just demo-ed the house next door 2 days ago, and then it snowed. Pretty exciting that they're doing rehab work on our street, and definitely a unique look into someone's old basement, covered with snow.

  644. 644
    Jaclyn says:

    Ooooh, tough to chose just one thing! But I think I'd have to go with the pattern for the Abigail booties. Why? Well, that's my interesting thing to tell you: I'm 30 weeks pregnant with my third baby – my second daughter, and I'd LOVE for her to have something that's just her own, not just hand-me-downs from my three-year-old.

  645. 645

    So many cute things! I'd love one of the flannel scarves!

    I love Christmas. We're trying to simplify a little more each year but we always still end up going overboard. We're trying the "something you want, something you need, something to read"…but of course we've already bought more gifts than that. Atleast more of the presents are handmade this year so I don't feel QUITE as guilty!
    bingoblue at hotmail dot com

  646. 646
    Missy says:

    I think my favorite is the darla purse, so cute, I also know some ladies at church who could use the scarves, the pencil cases would come in handy in SS, I could alaways use a pattern too though!
    Thank you!

  647. 647
    Amy says:

    HI! I'd love one of the patterns.

    What to tell you? Honestly, I'm having trouble getting pregnant for the 2nd time. I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful but it's getting hard since almost every single one of my friends have announced their own pregnancies or given birth recently. Anyway, I'm trying to keep busy to keep my mind off of it so a new pattern would do me some good (and enable me to give all my pregnant friends fun gifts for their new babies instead of just sitting around being jealous of them). So there you go.

    amycoffield {at} gmail {dot} com

  648. 648
    Janelle says:

    I love them all, but particularly the scarves and the tie pattern. With three little men, I would definitely get some good mileage out of that!

    My sweet little twin boys started sleeping through the night at 7ish weeks (Happy mommy!) so I started running again, and though it's killing me, I love it.

    My email address is on my profile.

  649. 649
    Alison says:

    I would love the abigail booties pattern! second place is a scarf – either color :)

    Fun part – Every year on December 1, my family reads a story that corresponds with one of my favorite traditions – We have a little baby cradle and a glass jar of straw that we get out at Christmastime. Every Sunday we put all our names in a hat and draw one out. Whoever's name you draw is the person you serve all week! Well, you serve everyone around you, but especially that person – and don't tell who you picked! It's a secret :) Every time you do a service for someone, you put one of the straws in the cradle so that on Christmas Eve when Jesus comes, He has a soft bed to lay in. I love this tradition so much! It helps us recognize the service that we and others do and is so fun to see our little cradle fill up! Merry Christmas! :)

    alisonme at byu dot net

  650. 650
    Laura says:

    I really want the Abigail baby booties pattern. I've wanted it for ages but couldn't justify it since my little one is too big for them.
    I have made lots of your little ties and they're always a big hit.

  651. 651
    Lindsey says:

    Everything here is so amazing! I would especially love one of your patterns though. ANY of them! They are all so cute!

    I am live Idaho (and by the craft stores that you used to go to for crafting supplies I'm guessing it is somewhere near where you used to live!) This holiday season really special to me because on Jan 4 we are moving 4 hours away and both my husband's and my family live here. It's bitter sweet. 4 hours really isn't that far (closer than you, right?) but we've also never lived away from grandmas and grandpas, the kids will really miss them!


  652. 652
    Madelyn says:

    What a great little Christmas gift to your readers! I love love love the scarfs with the ruffles. But let's b honest, all of your stuff is super cute!

    I have been labeled a "bad looker" by my husband and mother. Not as in ugly, but as it looking for something that is lost. Yesterday was a perfect example of my bad lookiness. I was making some flowers for headbands and needed my hot glue gun. I figured it was one of the many craft bags I have. I searched high and low went through all my bags, had pretty much given up. I decided to look in one of my bags to see if I could find some thread when there it was! My hot glue gun wrapped up in a bunch of tulle. Whew! I guess I have to be looking for something else in order to find what I really want ha.

    madelynwayment (at) gmail (dot) com

  653. 653
    Aymee says:

    I would LOVE a pattern! Or maybe a scarf, hmm..

    I live in Utah and it has been WARM this December! Crazy, I know, but the kids and I have had fun playing outside, in the dead of winter, in Utah! Who knew!


  654. 654
    Carrie says:

    I really love the Darla purse and the flannel scarves!

    I have a 23 month old girl and a baby boy due in February. He is a MOVER, and I'm convinced he's going to be a gymnast like his Daddy. :)

  655. 655
    StepThruCrazy says:

    What an awesome giveaway! How generous of you! I would love a pattern, those booties are so cute!

    It's funny that I'm constantly going over things in my head, but as soon as I want to say something interesting- nothing. So… my favorite holiday candies are those peppermint puffs- the ones that are like those after-dinner mints. Holy cow, I could go through a big container of those in a day by myself. Delicious!

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    Katie Fox says:

    I would love the Darla purse or one of the scarfs.
    I made the sweater purse and loved it so much I made one for both of my sisters and niece.
    Awesome giveaways!


  657. 657
    Soojin says:

    I love the scarf, but I also love the Darla Purse! Everything is just so dang cute!

    I just watched the cutest little video on youtube with my 9 month old little boy. He absolutely loved it, and I'm sure your kids would too! Just look up Elmo's Ducks on youtube.



  658. 658
    Katy P says:

    Ok my dear. I am craving that red scarf or the beautiful purse.

    Here's my something, anything. I quit my job last week to stay home with my son and it is terrifying! The loss of a (rather good) income and the fact that this one year old is in total control throws me over the edge. And honestly? This is WAAAAAAY harder than my old job. But boy when he wraps his chubby arms around my neck and nuzzles his head into me…..worth it.

    parish513 (at) gmail (dot) com

  659. 659
    Anne Bennion says:

    I love the Darla Purse, but those patterns for the booties and ties are tempting as well – along with pretty much everything else you make. Something about me – my favorite ornaments on my Christmas tree are my Gone with the Wind figurines. I love them and could sit and stare at them all day.

  660. 660
    luminescentforHim says:

    Wow! I'd love the black & yellow zippered pouch please! I've been drooling over all three zippered pouches actually, ever since you posted them. I wish I knew how to sew!

    Now for a confession (for fun): I have been loving watching The Sing-Off! Do you ever watch? I DVR it and have been rewatching the singing over and over…it makes me sing all day too. =)


  661. 661
    Created for this... says:

    Would love the zippered pouch or sweater purse!
    And the fun begins… you have encouraged me to use my sewing machine!

  662. 662
    Tanner and Kristin says:

    I love, love, love the ruffled scarfs. Too stinkin cute! But, actually, I love all of your goodness :)

    Um…last day of school and then it's winter break. Can't wait to have my girlies home for a couple of weeks. Merry Christmas!

    ktcornell (at) comcast (dot) net

  663. 663
    Diana says:

    I have been wanting to make the little man ties for so long… With three boys, I'm sure I'd get lots of use out of the pattern! (fingers crossed)
    I am almost finished with the big project for Christmas: a big collection of dress up clothes for my boys! Thanks for all of the wonderful tutorials.

    dianaccroft at hotmail dot com

  664. 664
    Anonymous says:

    I would love a scarf! It just started snowing here and I could put it right to work!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am determined to get all my Christmas shopping done today!


  665. 665
    Laura B. says:

    I LOVE the sling purse. It's so fab!

    Something fun…I JUST got basement furniture!! Now comes decorating!!!

    thanks for sharing with us!
    benandlaura at msn dot com

  666. 666
    Marin D says:

    Any of the purses or scarves would be great. I still need to finish my shopping for my sister and mom but my husband unexpectedly lost his job Tuesday so we are stuck! I bet they are sad I pulled there names in the Christmas draw this year!

    marinsoup at gmail dot com

  667. 667
    Erin says:

    I honestly would be so excited to have any of those items. They are all super cute!

    We are having twin boys in February and we're naming them William Tait and Kendall Jack! Can't wait to meet these little wiggle worms.


  668. 668
    D-L says:

    Choices, choices, choices…
    I think I would choose the zippered pouch.

    I am sitting here passing the time till my hubby gets back from an interview!
    sc harmony farms at g mail dot com

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    Chelsey & Zach says:

    Oh, how I'd love your tie pattern! But, I'd really take any of it! So cute!

    chelseytimmerman at gmail dot com.

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    Sewing for Hamalo says:

    Wow! What a wonderful giveaway! I love it all. My favorite would have to be the red scarf though.

    Something to share . . . . My son is a Christmas Eve baby (he'll be five this year) and yesterday he says to me "Mom, why does everyone put lights on their house for my birthday?" I just laughed – so cute!

    Thank you for having such a wonderful giveaway!


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    Katie says:

    I've always loved your patterns, but the Darla purse and that red scarf is just calling my name ;) So hard to choose.

    I baked like 15 dozen cookies last night, and 10 loaves of Eggnog Bread. I always wait until the last minute. So today I think I'll just chill out with some coffee and worry about all the college placement tests I need to take next week. ;)

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for the generous giveaway!

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    Kimberly says:

    My first choice would be one of the scarves. So cute! Otherwise, I wouldn't mind a pattern. :)

    Something Fun: I rarely ever watch Talent type shows on tv but I just discovered a new one that is so cool! It's called the Sing-Off. It's only 5 nights and it's all musical groups that sing in…Acapella. Some of these groups are just awesome! It takes a special talent to sing without instruments.

    lovelycrazylife (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Terry and Amber Andrews says:

    I love this blog. I love the Bradley booties and the tie patterns.

    With a husband in Med school and 2 kids under the age of 3, plus usually babysitting other peoples kids, I really wish I had more time to craft.

    ambsthemom(at)gmail(dot.) com

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    MBGITWWR says:

    I love the scarf (either color) and the Darla Purse.


    Well, there are plenty of things I could say, but I think the best thing for the moment (that's not a downer), would be to tell you how grateful I am for my Savior. He has been with me through some really rough times and even rougher times are ahead. I'm just blessed to have the Lord to carry me through. This is a beautiful time of year to remember Him and give thanks to him and our Heavenly Father. Thanks for considering me in your giveaway. :) Have a happy holiday season!

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    Matt and Chelsea says:

    I love everything! but I think I would use the scarf and the patterns more.

    I love spending time with my family. I have an 18 month old boy who is into everything.


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    Birdie3008 says:

    I'd love to receive one of the zippered pouches! I've had that tutorial bookmarked and just simply haven't gotten around to making one. :)

    slarosa72 at gmail dot com

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    Gaylon, Crystal, Chenoa & Tristan says:

    I love love the lil guy tie! I'm always making cutsie things for my little girl, but always draw a blank when it comes to cute things for my handsome little guy! Also love the booties for boys & girls!

    Crystaltewa at hotmail dot com

    Yesterday, I spray painted for the first time in my life! Crazy? I know. I made some cute ribbon & bow holders for my nieces and had to spray paint the dark frames to white. I think it triggered a creative button in me! Thanks for your blog, all your crafts are so inspiring!!

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    Jolene and Ty says:

    I would love either of your cute purses or the zippered pouch!

    I just bought tickets for me and my husband to go see Larry the cable guy, Jeff Foxworthy, and Bill Engvall! We are so excited!



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    The Barnes Family says:

    I love your scarves! Actually, I really love it all and would love to have anything you make! Now to tell you something. A confession: I've only ever sewed a bean bag. Ever. In my entire life. A bean bag, that's it. And I was 14. And it ended in tears. I live vicariously. jakeandjill (dot) barnes (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Debbi says:

    Oh, how fun!! And, wow, how can I choose just one?? I love the red scarf, but the GC cozies are just adorable. And, it would be fun to try making those adorable shoes. I guess if I win, you'll just have to surprise me! LOL
    Something about me…I just learned how to crochet last week. And in one week, I've made 9 hats, a scarf, umpteen crocheted flowers, and an Ipod cozy. You might say I'm "hooked", LOL.

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    Lindy Salmon says:

    I would love the Abigail bootie pattern.

    I'm eating Rice Chex cereal right now . . . I'm a big cereal eater and I think I have 10 boxes open right now in my pantry :).


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    mdavis says:

    I love the red scarf or the patterns.

    I love Christmas – everything from the music, the food, the decorations, and all the hoopla that goes with it. I am careful, however, to remember why we celebrate Christmas – the Reason for the Season.

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    Jessica says:

    I would love a PDF sewing pattern of the little girl booties!