Monday, 21 May 2012

I'm part of Giveaway Day!


GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED !

If you are a new reader or my bloggy-friend - Welcome!!!

This is my first giveaway on Giveaway Day, I'll try to keep it short and sweet as I know you have many more blogs to visit.  Initially my giveaway at  Handmade by FarahLin  will be for one winner but thought that it would be more fun to have TWO WINNERS instead, don't you agree?

Here are my humble giveaways :  Two Small Japanese Knot Bags.


I saw the pattern in a magazine and immediately thought of making one for myself but before trying the pattern out I did ask my quilt group friends whether they were interested in making this bag during one of our weekly meets - love our weekly get together  =)   and I was so thrilled when they've said YES!!!  We did have a few err moments trying to piece our bags as the given instructions were unclear but managed to figure them out and they've turned out pretty!  I've made a few eversince - party favors and Teacher's Day gifts. 


The bag is approximately 5 1/2" height without handle and 9" wide.  It will nicely fit your phone, small wallet and keys.  Fill it with your things and push the long handle through the small handle to close!







The one above is made in Amy Butler's Wine Paradise Garden from the Love Collection, lined with Denyse Schmidt's Four Square Piney Woods from the Hope Valley line.


I've used Japanese prints for the one pictured above and the fabrics are 100 % cotton.

All fabrics were pre-washed and they can be washed if they do get dirty.

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment with the best handmade gift you've ever received.  Also include your preferred choice bag - red or blue - one entry per person.  You don't have to follow my blog to enter, but I'd love it if you did anyway...  =)


That's it! Easy Peasy!


The giveaway is open worldwide and I will draw a random name for each bag preference.  The giveaway will close on  Friday, May 25th at 5pm PST / May 26th at 8am ( Malaysia time ).  The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 26th.  Don't forget to make sure I have a way to contact you!  If you are a no-reply commenter or if you don't have a blog, please include your email address in your comment!

Giveaway closed !!!


Good Luck to everyone!

I'll be popping over to Sew Mama Sew's blog to check out all the other giveaways and 'meet' new friends in blogland!

Thanks for sticking with me / visiting my blog!

148 comments:

  1. The best handmade gift I've received was just the other day, in fact - my girlfriend made me a tote bag as a birthday gift. It's a big deal because I gave her her first sewing machine about a year ago. She's only just getting into using it now, but it was such a proud moment and it was so meaningful! Can't beat that. :-)

    Alyson (at) hastyquilter.net

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  2. hi! what a lovely giveaway. my preference is blue.

    the best handmade give i ever received is a batman mask... somehow it fit my face perfectly! my friends know me well enough to know that being batman is one of my dreams... or was, in my childhood! either way, my inner child was super excited.

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  3. Best handmade gift was a tote bag made by my daughter when she was 13!!
    I like the red bag!

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  4. best handmade gift I have received would have to be all the lovely things my kids made at school. Preference is blue

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  5. The best handmade gift I've ever received is a Mother's Day present my daughter made when she was 4 - a handcrafted utensil holder with twig decorations & hearts painted in pink. It sits on a shelf in my sewing room with other precious things. Thanks for the amazing giveaway, your bags are so beautiful! I love the blue best.

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  6. The best gift I ever received was a new Canon SLR digital camera. I prefer the red.

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  7. Lovely bags! I'd prefer the pink one, but the blue one is really cute too.
    I think the best handmade gift I've ever received was jumpers made by my mother & grand-mother: they felt so comfy they were nearly "appeasing & comforting" (kind of a psychological thing there, I suppose...).

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  8. Unfortunately, I haven't received any handmade gifts. My relatives don't craft--only me. I joined a blog swap for a few years and received handmade embroidered items that way, but they don't count as gifts.

    I'd like the blue bag.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  9. For my wedding shower, everyone wrote out their favorite recipes on cards and then assembled them into a recipe binder. It's so great to have recipes from people in their own handwriting!

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  10. I just received a photo book for mom's day this year and it's been the best gift so far! Thanks! Red is the color of my choice! Thanks!

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  11. Super pretty - I've never seen a bag like this before.

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  12. I love the blue bag! Thanks for great giveaway! Best handmade gifts are the ones I make for myself... my bags!

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  13. Hmmm, I don't get many handmade gifts as it seems no one else in the family is crafty! So I guess that makes the best handmade gift the Mother's Day card I received from my daughter when she was in the 1st grade, oh some 15 years ago?!

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  14. My grandma hand quilted me a queen size quilt for my wedding. I treasure it!

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  15. A friend made me a cross stitch picture that says "everything in moderation except love" I have displayed it in out living room ever since. I love both of your bags but the red is probably my favorite. I think it would make a perfect sock knitting bag.

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  16. My favorite handmade gift was a pillow that I got from my grandma when I was born. I called it doggity and when my son was born my mom made him one too.

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  17. I don't think I've received any handmade gifts. I have made lots though! I like the blue bag. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. The best handmade gift I got was when I was littler and my godmother made me a crochet bag. I wore it until it was to small. I like the red one.

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  19. The best handmade gift I received was a plate made by my best friend. She used to do pottery on the side when She was in college and gifted one of the plates She made to me. I still have it wrapped up in my drawer until I get a nice cupboard with glass to display it. Both bags look beautiful! I like the red Amy Butler fabric better. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. The best handmade gift I've ever received is either the wedding dress my grandmother made or the pajama pants my sister made- i still wear them after 6 or more years! Thanks for the giveaway and for reminding me to be grateful for thinking about the time that was put into those gifts!

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  21. My best ever handmade gift is the Aeolian shawlette my best friend made for me. She lives 5000 miles away and wearing it is like getting a hug from her.

    I love your blue bag!

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  22. Best handmade gift was a blanket for my baby. I love the red one!

    Thanks for the giveaways!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  23. I've always liked the look of Japanese Knot Bag. I like the blue one. The best handmade gift that I have received are the gold earrings that my son made me.

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  24. My favorite handmade gifts are from my daughters. They both knit and my oldest knitted me a pair of mittens and socks and my other daughter knitted me a kitty and a elephant.

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  25. I think my favorite handmade gift was from my sister, who made me a gorgeous quilt for Christmas a few years ago.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I love the red one, the best handmade gift was a wonky letter pip wall hanging for my sewing room

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  27. carved wooden spoon by my husband, blue of course!
    fingers crossed! treevt80 at yahoo dot com

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  28. My favorite handmade thing would be my metal chopsticks for my hair. My ex made them on his CNC machine. I love the red one!

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  29. My favorite things would be the black and whits blocks made by my friends from the Block-Zeit. I love the red one.
    Have a nice day
    Roswitha

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  30. Mt best handmade gift ever is my small padded heart that my son made me when he was 10. I love it so much, every eneven stitch on it as he made it for me. Fab giveaway, I would love the red bag please.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  31. I love the red one! My oldest kid (6) makes me books - bedtime stories, she calls them, and leaves them on my night table. I have a whole pile of them and sometimes in the morning she'll ask: which story did you read for your bedtime story last night, Mama? So sweet :)

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  32. The best handmade gift I ever recieved was from my son many years ago, it is an ashtray made from clay. I like the blue one the best thanks for the chance

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  33. The best handmade gift I ever received was a hand drawn picture from my boyfriend of the spot he first told me he loved me four years ago. The picture has a special place on my wall. I love the blue bag!

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  34. The best handmade gift I ever received was a washer necklace my co-worker made. I love the red bag.

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  35. Those bags are both so pretty! The best handmade gift was that my mom made my wedding dress. It was perfect. If I had to choose between those two, it would be the blue. Thank you so much for offering your beautiful bags! Could you post where you found the pattern? They look like they would be fun to make.
    (hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

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  36. The bags are really cute! The best handmade gift I've been given was the blanket my mom sewed for me. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mvlouie99(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I think the best handmade gift I've received was a cute project bag. I like the red one best.

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  38. A crocheted blanket for my daughter is my favorite! And I love the red one!

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  39. Cards from my students! Love the blue one!

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  40. Ooh, i do like the red one!
    The best hand made gift i've received is cupcakes from my son that he made for my birthday. Not the tastiest or the prettiest but made with so much love, he was incredibly proud! (me too!)

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  41. I don't get a lot of handmade gifts but my MIL cut up an old torn quilt from her grandmother and made it into little chickens. Really cute and it sits on my mantel.

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  42. These are great! I prefer the red - thanks for the chance!

    I just received a wonderful handmade gift - a zippered pouch for my hand embroidery! I made a friend through my first online quilting bee and she made this wonderful little bag for me! (She doesn't know she has something coming in return :)

    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  43. My best/favorite handmade gift is the quilts my grandmother has made. I would choose red.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. My BFF made me a beautiful Christmas table runner. I love it!!

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  45. The best handmade gift I have received was a crochet handkerchief given to me by a friend I haven't seen in 15 years. It still reminds me of her.

    I would choose blue. email add is ogenki6 AT hotmail DOT com

    Thanks!

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  46. I love the red bag! The best handmade gift I received was a doll my mother made for me when I was young.

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  47. I adore the red bag! The best gift I have ever received was a quilt.
    smcintosh12(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. My best friend made a beautiful, very personalized quilt for me a few years ago. It's amazing and even my kids love it!

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  49. I like the red. When I was little our neighbor croched me this white poodle bar soap holder she had put Dove inside of it and to this day when I smell dove soap I think of her.

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  50. My favorite hand made gift so far has been the origami butterfly my middle kiddo made and gave me. She asked me to pick out a piece of paper to make something from and surprised me with the butterfly. :)

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  51. My son is a budding artist. It amazes me to see through his eyes. May I have the red bag please?

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  52. My sweet girls made me the best gifts for mother's day. My 8 yr old painted me a groovy ceramic peace sign, my 4 yr old made me a fabulous glow-in-the-dark bead necklace and my 2 yr old colored a beautiful card. :)I love the red bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    grokgrace(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. My mom made me a dress when I was little--a royal blue jumper with a red calico blouse. I loved that dress!

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  54. The best handmade gift is a wooden spoon, I use it every day. I love either red or blue, would be very useful.

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  55. I absolutely love the little ceramic serving platters my daughters painted for me in their final year of kindergarten - so cute and useful. And I would love the red bag if I won. :)

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  56. The best was an afghan from my best friend's mom. I would like blue.

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  57. My best handmade gift was the first birthday cake my eldest made me. He was only 4 at the time. I ran the oven, but he did everything else, including frosting and decorating the cake. Still makes me smile over 25 years later!

    majorasue at hotmail dot com

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  58. I love the blue bag. I love both actually but you asked us to choose.
    The best handmade gift I received was when my aunt sewed on the binding of two of my quilts for me. I hate sewing on binding and the quilts were both big ones so that was wonderful.
    I also love the tiny quilt and hat I got when my son was born premature. They meant so much to us and he still has them tucked away as a special treasure.

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  59. What a great give-away FarahLin, I love the blue bag and I love the patern, never saw it before.
    Yhe best handmade gift I ever received was a pincussion made by my Eldest daughter, she made it when she was about 8 years. She used a black fabric with tinsels and she sewed on little glassbeads.

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  60. The best handmade gift I have received is a knit elf hat from my great-grandmother. It's the first handmade item that I actually asked for; she made it in my favorite color and made it super long for me.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Both handbags look amazing but I love the blue one the best.

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  61. These bags are so cute! Would love to have one of them. My then boyfriend (now husband) made me a beautiful Valentine card when we were in college. He hand decorated it and wrote me a poem.

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  62. My friend makes paper items and sends me the most adorable notepads. I appreciate those because I need them.

    Love the red, thanks for a chance to win.

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  63. Lovely bags; I'll take the red one if I'm lucky :-)
    I have got many handmade gifts from my children, so it's hard to tell which one was the best.

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  64. Your bags are so beautiful, and creative!
    The best handmade gift I ever received was a pillow that had a favorite picture of my daughter copied onto the front of it, and it was quilted. I'm still not sure how she made it to this day, but my kids still sleep with the pillow!

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  65. Hi there :-) my daughter makes things all the time, and my favourite thing comes from her, a small bracelet she knitted with yarn flowers on it. Beautiful :-)
    Your bags are both lovely, but my favourite is the red one :-) it's my favourite colour!
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  66. I always loved handmade dresses from my grandmother. She'd indulge me with more twirly-ness than my mother would.
    cynsaw2(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  67. My mother made me a quilt when she started quilting. I love the bags and would probably prefer the red. Beautiful fabrics. thank you.

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  68. My best friend crochets; I knit. We give each other stuff whenever we see each other, which is unfortunately rather hard because up until recently I was living in Germany while he lives in the US. A couple years ago he made me some really cute fingerless mitts with buttons and I still wear them all the time. ^_^

    Both of the bags are beautiful! I have a hard time choosing but if you're making me choose I'd love the red one. ^_^

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  69. My son wrote and recorded a song for me for mother's day. I bawled like a baby!

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  70. I saw this bag in blogland,it would be lovely to win it.I love Amy Butler so I go for red =o).Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  71. I received many handmade baby gifts...not much for myself since i'm the one who gives away handmade gifts.

    This year my daughter (with the help of her babysitter) made me a pot holder for mother's day! I love it!

    I prefer the red...but love both

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  72. Love the red one - yum - Amy Butler!!

    Best handmade gift I ever received? My sister, who is not very crafty made me a clock with photos of her 3 kids and I still have it all these years later. It was special because SHE made it and she put so muhc effort in and I love her for it!

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  73. I love the blue bag!
    The best gift I received is the quilt my grandma made me for my wedding. :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (.) com

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  74. The best handmade gift I ever received was after my grandmother had died. Mom found some crocheted squares that Grandma had done, and there were enough for Mom to stitch them all together to make a lap blanket for me. I still have it, still use it, and will keep it forever. :)

    I really like that red bag! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  75. My mother-in-law has given me tons of amazing handmade gifts, but my favorite is probably a scrapbook she did for my husband and I's wedding.

    I love both bags, but I think I would choose the blue one. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. The best handmade gift I ever received was a blanket a friend of my hubby's family made for us for our wedding. The next best are all the handmade goodies my kids make for Mother's Day. :o) I love both bags, but the blue is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I don't think I've ever had a handmade gift! Not when I've been old enough to remember anyway. I do have a gorgeous handmade crochet blanket from when I was a baby though :)
    My preference is red, love the design of this bag!

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  78. Very cute bag design! So Unique. I'd LOVE the Red one. Best handmade gift...let's see...most recently was a Photo Book from my daughter-in-law of last year on her Photo Blog with tons of photos and commentary about my son and two grandkids and of course my dear dil! so precious.

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  79. Awesome! I'd prefer the blue one, but both are gorgeous.
    I received a hand embroidered pillow from my aunt about a year ago that I absolutely love. It was a surprise gift, so just knowing she was thinking of me randomly makes me feel special.

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  80. Your bags are adorable! I'd love to win the red one. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  81. I love the red bag! The best homemade gift that I ever received was a dollhouse that my grandfather made for me when I was five. My grandmother sewed little pillows and blankets for the bedrooms. It's now in my guest room.
    grahamstory@aol.com

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  82. Wow, those are both lovely. You've got an eye for combining larger prints with smaller ones! My favorite is the blue one. It's a tough call, but I love the interior fabric!

    They make me want to make another purse for myself! (I have so many UFOs, it's not funny!)

    Thank you for offering these beautiful bags for the giveaway!
    elizabeth.waligora@gmail.com

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  83. Lovely bags! Both are beautiful but I would choose the blue one. My favorite handmade gift is the floor cloth my mother painted for me.

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  84. The best handmade gift I've received...hmmm...I don't know if it's all the gorgeous dresses and doll clothes my grandmother made me or the wire creations my boyfriend has made for me! They're all wonderful. And I'd prefer red but the blue one is gorgeous too! I'd be happy with either.

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  85. blue! (but i like the red one, too!)
    the best handmade gift was a quilt my mom made for my bed when i was about 9 years old...i still use it today, and my husband fights me for it! :)

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  86. Cute bags!! My favorite handmade gift has been a little knit dress for my daughter (then six months old) that she wore for Christmas. :)

    Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  87. oooh, I'd LOVE to win the red one. I've always loved red. The fabric is gorgeous. Thank you for the chance!

    I received a beautiful cowl scarf fomr a friend. We actually did a trade but she knitted this scarf for me and it is absolutely beautiful and I will always cherish it.

    Michelle

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  88. The best was a quilt for my wedding! I'd love the red bag. Thank you, mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  89. The best handmade gift I ever received was a doll that my grandmother knitted me when I was about 12 - I still have it and it is much treasured :) If I win, I would LOVE the red bag :)

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  90. Lovely bags ... they look perfect for a knitted sock project. I think that my favourite gift would have to be the quilt that my mother handstitched while she was pregnant with me. I grew up hearing stories about how she lay on the couch watching the 1974 Commonwealth Games as she was sewing.
    Thanks for this chance ... oh .. and i think I would choose red, but either would be appreciated

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  91. Thank you for this giveaway. My favourite handmade gift was a beautiful handmade Mother's Day card given to me by my children.

    God Bless
    Sandra
    gml448@yahoo.com

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  92. welll...handmade is what i give...i have a lovely cushion my sister made me for a gift...i also once had a friend who would make me beautiful stitcheries....cheers...and lovely giveaway...xxx

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  93. My favorite hand made gift was a pottery bowl that my uncle made. I like both colors.

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  94. I am a sucker for handmade earrings!!

    xo Steph

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  95. The best hand-made gift I ever received are the quilts my mother has made for me. I'd love to have the red bag if I were to win but would take either. I'm anxious to see these unique bags. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  96. I love the red bag! I love to receive quilts!

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  97. I would love to win the red back. I love Amy Butler fabrics.
    I think the best handmade gift I have ever received was from my daughter this mother's day. She painted a paper plate to look like the earth and it said "World's Best Mother." Then there were little hearts attached with things that she said that she loves about me. Makes me smile every day :)

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  98. I love the red bag best, but would love to win either one :)

    The best gift I've gotten was a dress for my Cabbage Patch doll when I was little. My aunt made it for me and it had lace and little pearl buttons. It was so beautiful and I always kept it on my favorite doll. A prized possession for sure.

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  99. My son (4) just made me a hand write card and a jewery box for Mother's day. Indudably this is the best gift ever.

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  100. The best handmade gift I have ever received was a beautiful cream crocheted blanket for my wedding from my great aunt! It is so comfy & I know it took time. I love the red Amy Butler bag! These are so cute & a great to-go size!

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  101. The best handmade gift I ever received was a quilt from my grandma. I would prefer the red bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

    robyn(dot)Geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. Those are so cute! I love the Amy Butler's fabric. Thanks for sharing and I love your blog!
    staceysgroups(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. One of the best was a quilt for my first baby from a good friend.

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  104. The best handmade gift was the baby quilt I received for my youngest from my small quilting group.

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  105. WOW, I never saw these before but they are a GREAT idea. I would love the Blue on, but I would be happy with either! My favorite handmade gift was a crocheted blanket my grandmother made me when I was a child.

    My contact info is: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Thank you for participating in this giveaway and for offering such a beautiful prize!

    Have a great day,
    Maureen

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  106. Homemade cards are the best gifts I have ever gotten. I love the blue bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. The best handmade gift I ever received was a sewing machine table that my husband made for me early on in our marriage - I'm still using it 27 years later! I like the red bag best (tough choice). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  108. My mil made me a lovely quilt!
    Beth(dot)Sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. One of my mother's friend crocheted a beautiful Afghan for me when I was first married. I still have it and love it.

    I like the blue bag...I am a blue person.

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  110. My sister made me three beautiful angel ornaments - they always get the prized spot on the tree! Both bags are lovely, but I think i would go with red.

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  111. I received the most beautiful quilt from a friend that she lovingly pieced together from my daughter's baby clothes I will always cherish it

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  112. What a neat bag! The best handmade gift I've received is crocheted blankets for my girls from a cousin-in-law. She's very talented!

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  113. How cool. My favorite is the red but they are both beautiful. My favorite handmade gift was a zipper pouch a friend made me this past Christmas. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  114. My mother in law knits for my kids, about 15 sweaters and they are all my fave!

    hun423 at hotmail.com

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  115. Love the bags. Red for me! Best handmade gift was a mug with the insert filled with pictures.

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  116. Oh I love these bags! If I win, I'd pick the red one. :-) The best handmade gift I've ever received: Each and every thing my children have colored, painted, scribbled, or created.... ;-)

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  117. Best hand made gift I have been given was my knitted battenburg tea cosy from my sister in law

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  118. My mum made me one of these bags once.... and I wore it out!! So seriously, I am desperate for a new one!

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  119. I have 2 gifts that come to mind: a cross-stitch wedding sampler my sister made, and a quilted Christmas tree skirt made by my sister in law.
    I would choose the blue bag!

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  120. My mom made me the cutest apron ever for christmas! I like the red one but they're both great :) And I'm a new follower!

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  121. I love the blue! Well, it's a handmade hair clip from my friend :)

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  122. i like the blue... i recieved a embroidery that i LOVE it is amazing and is my style.

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  123. Really cute. Would love the red one.

    Best handmade gift is a belt made by my niece while she was hospitalized. She is now with God. She was 12. I still have it.

    Donna
    don_mae2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. Skirts for my little one. I can sew but rather do quilts.
    Jjjcwebb (at) Hotmail d0t c0m

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  125. A tote bag my aunt made me as a child. I've just given it to my 5 year old daughter who won't part with it. It makes me so happy to see her enjoying something that was hand made for me so long ago!

    I'd love the red one :-)

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  126. I think the best handmade gift was a hand bound book. These bags are lovely I like both colours...hard to choose!

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  127. i never received one..im usually the one making them :0 i love the red one btw.. raineoc@yahoo.com

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  128. These are too cute! I love the red one.
    The best handmade gift I've ever been given would be a painted canvas from my son. He worked so hard and it was great.

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  129. The best handmade gift I've ever been given was burp cloths that my mom made for me to have when my kids were babies. I love the red one.

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  130. I like the blue one! My best handmade gift was a wedding picture my sister cross stitched me! mjalfano19 (at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. My mother made us a beautiful hand-quilted Christmas tree skirt the first year we were married. I have a slight preference for the blue one, but they are both great!

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  132. The best handmade gift I ever received was a painting from my Mom. She has been crafting / creating since I was a little girl and she has given me so many memories with that. The painting was of me as a little girl playing in a puddle :)

    i absolutely love these bags - they are gorgeous! Man, it was hard to choose between them, but the blue will go best wth my wardrobe - I'm a blue kinda gal. That red sure is gorgeous though... No, blue. Hmmm, red. Blue! Yes, blue! {Sigh}

    Thank you for a great prize and the chance to win it.

    Marilize
    marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  133. The Best handmade gift I received us a bookmark from my then 4yo son. He put stickers and wrote my name and his name and my husband laminated it for him. Such a sweet gift to remind me of how he was at that age.

    I like the blue one :)

    Gifac1262 at gmail dot com

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  134. I have only received one hand made gift and that was a lap through quilt. I loved it.

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  135. I love them both but I have to say RED : )

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  136. The best handmade gift I have received was from my mother. She made a king size crochet blanket. It is so warm!

    I would love either of the bags. I really like the look of them.

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  137. My dear friend crocheted me a scarf, but then she gave me an even better gift when she taught me to crochet! I like the red bag best.

    liz at mommysaidsew dot com.

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  138. Best handmade gifts I have ever received include hand/footprints from my daughters. (Too many to name and I could never pick a favorite!)

    I love the blue bag.

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  139. Besides the cards my kids have made me, I have received a beautiful afghan from my husband's grandmother. I treasure it. I love the bags, red is my favorite color.

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  140. The best handmade gift I received was a wooden scissors holder shaped like a coffin.
    I'm partial to the red bag myself.

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  141. The best handmade gift I've ever received was from my mother = crocheted purse. My preferred choice bag is blue!! Thanks Farah for the giveaway!!

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  142. Best handmade gift? An incredible quilt made for my husband and I as a wedding present by a dear friend... Ten years in the making!

    My email address is tooticky (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks!

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  143. Love the look of this bag and the fabrics you have chosen. Any change of a tutorial for making one?
    Judy

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