sew,mama,sew giveaway day 2011!!!

Giveaway is now closed! Winner announced here!

It's that time again. . . gotta love Giveaway Day! If this is new to you, make sure to stop by the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog and check out all the other giveaways going on. Some changes have been made to how this all works this year but I think you'll find it will be easier to participate.

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I've made two items to giveaway today. . .

-a super cozy, fuzzy, and warm cowl in light grey with a white contrast stripe. The cowl is long enough to be worn several ways and is made from a really soft alpaca/acrylic blend yarn. It's machine washable to boot. Though I would suggest laying flat to dry.

-a pretty fold over zip clutch made using my current favorite fabric and I experimented by adding a metal zip and suede corners. It is full lined with grey duck cloth. I'm seriously in love with it and plan to make another for myself!











Giveaway Details:  Giveaway is now closed! 
  • one entry per person
  • please leave one comment telling me your favorite book {or movie if you don't read}. I'm always on the look out for new stuff to read!
  • winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org
  • make sure I have a way to contact you in case you are the winner. if you are a 'no-reply comment' blogger, leave your email addy in the comment! 
  • giveaway ends Friday, Dec 16th at 5 pm pst
  • winner will be announced/contacted Saturday, Dec 17th
  • due to the weight of the items the giveaway is open to US residents only. Sorry :(

Thanks and good luck!!



266 comments

  1. My favorite book is The Sun Also Rises, by Hemingway. Actually, all his novels are great and classic.

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  2. I love the fold over zip clutch. Great giveaway!! My favorite movis the "Fried Green Tomatoes" TWANDA!!!

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  3. I love the fold over clutch. I hoping there is a tutorial for those that don't win. Favorite book this year that is a hard one. I really like The Help.
    thanks
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  4. My most recent book that I really enjoyed was My Antonia by Willa Cather. Last winter I read Death Comes to the Archbishop also by Willa Cather and realized I've never really read much American classic literature. So I am trying to remedy that. Lovely giveaways!

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  5. How awesome is your giveaway!??! What great stuff! I'm a non-fiction girl myself, and as a statistician, I think everyone should read Supercrunchers. It's a good read about how and why we should think statistically. :)

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  6. Great giveaway. That clutch is beautiful. Not an avid fiction reader but I love Nicholas Sparks (and crying I guess). The last one was A bend in the road.

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  7. I am totally in love with all of Jane Austen novels! And your prizes are lovely!

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  8. Hmmm, so hard to choose my favorite book! One that I go back to over and over is Bridges of Madison County because it's quick and the writing and story are beautiful.

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  9. Ana to the infinite power. dont remember who it is by. And the black berets series, it was my brothers and I read one and fell in love with the action.

    loveslove00@aol.com

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  10. I love really enjoy John Steinbeck. I love the clutch! The leather and metal zipper are perfect

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  11. love that clutch!

    i just read 'to say nothing of the dog' and it was amazing!

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  12. Seriously, I'm in love with the fold over clutch! Any tips for working with suede? I have an old leather jacket I've been dying to cut up and use like this (if only I had more time!).
    Movies: Crazy.Stupid.Love. Watch it just to oogle Ryan Gosling. :)

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  13. That cowl is gorgeous! I would recommend the book, Madame Toussad. I was not really interested in the topic, but was give the book and after a few chapters could not put it down. Excellent writing and I learned a lot about French history too. :)

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  14. oh my gosh, seriously vanessa, these are both AMAZING. just amazing. I want them!!! hmmm, my favorite books were the twilight series, but now I'm done and need something else to move on to. :)

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  15. So stinking cute!!! I'm reading the game of thrones series right now. I like them a lot!

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  16. That clutch is amazing - I need it!
    I am reading At Home by Bill Bryson - if you love history you will like it!

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  17. So pretty! Really beautiful giveaway! :) My favorite books are the Harry Potter series for sure! Especially the audiobooks!

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  18. I absolutely LOVE both of your items. Beautiful work! Books to recommend: The Host (Stephanie Meyers) science fiction amazing story. Sophie Kinsella (her Shopaholic series is fun, fast and light-hearted reading) I'm planning on reading The Hunger Games series next.

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  19. My favorite book is Charlie & The Chocolate Factory :) Juvenile I know but I just love it!!

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  20. I have several favorites. Peace Like a River and One Thousand White Women were fantastic.

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  21. I love to read so it is very hard to come up with an overall favorite. Although it is now a movie, I really enjoyed The Help.

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  22. My fav will always be Pride an Prejudice, but practically everyone has read that :)

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  23. My favorite book is "The Count of Monte Cristo". Love the giveaways!

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  24. I'm a sucker for the classics. My two favorites are Little Women (Alcott) and Pride and Prejudice (Austen). I really like to read The Chronicles of Narnia at this time of year, too.

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  25. Wow, what a generous giveaway! I always go back to "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." The author is Jean-Dominique Bauby.

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  26. Lovely giveaway! I'm so in awe! For good books I'm always telling people about the Princess Bride. Better than the movie if you can believe that. Another book I like is Kathleen Robertson - Housekeeping.

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  27. I love both of these! Would love to win either!

    I love to read and reread "The World of Jeeves" by P.G. Wodehouse, or anything by Wodehouse. So funny!

    knspears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I have lots of favorites. I recommend Carry Me Home by Sandra Kring.

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  29. The help of course. I also read 'the things we couldn't say' about 20 something in Netherlands during WWII. People did some amazing and horrible things. Cindy

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  30. An Ocean In Iowa by Peter Hedges and The Great Gatsby are my favorites, I also adore the Harry Potter series, such pretties you are giving away
    bluepuppybites (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  31. One favorite book that comes to mind is The Awakening by Kate Chopin.
    oshnpashn at gmail dot com

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  32. That clutch is AWESOME. Oh, and my favorite book? I Thought it was Just Me by Brene Brown. Looking for a little inspiration on how to live your life authentically? Here it is.

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  33. Love the cowl! Thanks so much! My favourite book ? Everything from Francine Rivers. The stories are always very intense.

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  34. Lovely items. Current favorite movie, "The Help".

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  35. My favorite book is Killer Angels. It's a book on the Civil War....that's what you get when you ask a History Major for her choice! The scarf looks so soft, and the bag looks great!

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  36. These are gorgeous! My favorite book right now is Kisses From Katie...loved it.

    Jamie.Altman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a lovely book, at least in my opinion. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. My favorite book is Wuthering Heights. But I love The Great Gatsby, too. sewvery(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Beautiful gifts! Thanks. I liked Shanghai Girls alot!

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  40. I don't really have a favorite book...but I have enjoyed all the Nicholas Sparks books I have read. (Although I can't remember which one's I've read)

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  41. So many good books to choose from. I love the Harry Potter series, everything by Jane Austin, The Wheel of Time Series, Little Women... The list could go on and on. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  42. I should probably listen to books because I like to work on projects rather than hold a book! :) My favorite movie is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers...lots of quilted dresses in the movie!

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  43. best book... pillars of the earth by ken follett. it is an excellent read!

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  44. I love the infinity scarf. I had a thing for the south for awhile and read all of Jeannette Walls books and the Help. If I can't find anything new at the library I go for the classic James Patterson mystery novels.

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  45. a good book that i read was one called comeback Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine. It is a true story about a mother and daughters journey through the daughters drug addiction i love this book be sure to have tissue close by!

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  46. My favorite book of all time is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. it's amazing.

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  47. Gorgeous!! My favorite book is Snowflower and the Secret Fan. Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

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  48. Not much of a reader but I've heard great things about the help!

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  49. The fold over pouch is stunning! Would really love to win that, keeping my fingers crossed! My favorite books, for escapism purposes, is the Sunrunner series by Melanie Rawn. 6 books in the series so you don't run out of reading material any time soon.
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. What lovely giveaway items! My favorite book? Gosh - I read all the time, but I'd say the "Chronicles of Narnia" or "The Hobbit" are pretty high on my favorites list.

    margaretbreen97(at)gmail(dot)come

    Maggie B.
    www.findingmyself.blogspot.com

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  51. Oh, my goodness, that cowl is breathtaking! I'm new to knitting, so ribbed or cabled scarves are kind of my limit at the moment. Would love to branch into lace here soon, though.

    One of my all-time favorite books is "Little Women." If you enjoy creative non-fiction, David Sedaris. Popular fiction: James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwell are all great mystery writers that I enjoy. Guilty pleasure: Janet Evanovich.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter, and enjoy!

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  52. I loved "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson--a Vvery entertaining telling of his experience on the Appalachian trail.

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  53. I like The Hunger Games. My favorite movie of all time is Rocky Horror Picture Show. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Love the cowl. I'm a big Jane Austen fan - can read them over and over

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  55. I love both of these items! Also, thanks for posting the link to the pattern for the cowl. I knit and crochet myself. :) I have lots of favorites: The "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R.R. Martin. It starts with "Game of Thrones." I also love everything by Jodi Picoult.

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  56. I love your foldover clutch. I attempted one the other night. It was a disaster. I had my proportions all off. Very disappointing. I haven't gotten back to it. My book recommendation is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
    kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  57. LOVE that cowl...awesome!! I will read anything by Iris Johannsen...and unfortunately have read EVERYTHING from her :( Time to find a new favorite author!! Thanks for the chance!

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  58. I read The Hunger Games this year and really enjoyed it. It was a quick, fun, addictive read! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  59. Love the cowl!!!!

    Favorite author is Karen Kingsbury -- wonderful Christian author and fantastic books!!!

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

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  60. I love the book The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Great giveaway!!

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  61. They are both beautiful! The only book I've read that I would call a favorite was The Outsiders but that was 25 years ago :) I enjoyed the Harry Potter books. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. So beautiful! Hmm...picking a favorite book is really tough. The first title that pops into my head (that I read a looooong time ago) is Henderson the Rain King. ...lately my little boy yanks any of my books out of my hands before I can read them!

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  63. Lovely gifts! I enjoy A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers. Thanks!

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  64. Love that cowl! Had planned on making one for my sister-in-law for Christmas, but judging by my to-sew list, I'm thinking it might not happen! Fave book this year? These Is My Words....hands down one of the best books!

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  65. I can't name a number one favorite book, I like so many, i am reading The Hunger Games right now and its great!
    I really like that pouch. Its different and love the suede! The cowl looks nice and warm! pretty too! I'm a follower!

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  66. Oh so lovely! I'm currently reading Game of Thrones and I'm really loving it!

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  67. pillars of the earth is one of my all time favorite books

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  68. anything by mark billingham
    great giveaway cute clutch and i love the cowl!

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  69. I love the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich or the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris

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  70. I love the cowl. A must have for these North Dakota winters.

    My all-time, breathtaking book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It's not a fluffy read, but it is incredible.

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  71. I haven't read it yet, but I've heard THE HELP is a really good book. Better than the movie.

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  72. The clutch is SO CUTE. I love it!
    My favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Second place is Looking for Alaska by John Green.
    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. Both items are quite lovely - thanks for a chance to win!

    I don't have much time to read lately... my favorite movie of all time is Somewhere in Time.

    P.S. I love your blog. I swear one of these days I'm going to get around to using your tutorial to make a camera strap cover w/lens cap pocket!!!

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  74. So many great books and suggestions already made. I am looking forward to reading The Help. I saw the movie but wished I had read the book first. Pride and Prejudice, To Kill A Mockingbird....I could on and on. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  75. i love Christmas movies and I really liked the Debbie Macombers Trading places movie that was new this year.

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  76. My favorite books are--

    A Walk in the Woods
    Pride and Prejudice
    The Clan of the Cave Bear
    The Time Traveler's Wife

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  77. Love the cowl and the clutch- so gorgeous!

    My all time favorite book is Little Women- and I love all of the movie versions too- they're especially great around the holidays!

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  78. I love "Girl With a Pearl Earing". It's fabulous.
    webduck27@comcast.net

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  79. My fave book is Pride and Prejudice! I read it at least once a year!

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  80. Your giveaways are FABULOUS. I'm terrible at naming favorites, so I'm going to tell you about the books I last read: Bloodlines (young adult novel which was very good) and Water For Elephants (excellent book).

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  81. What a fun giveaway! An amazing pouch, thanks for a chance to win. these days I only read quilting and sewing books so I'd have to go with Scrap Republic.

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  82. Beautiful fold over clutch!
    My favorite movie of all time is The Serpent and The Rainbow.

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  83. i absolutely love the anne of green gables series. i know, old school.

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  84. Favorite book is pride and prejudice :)

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  85. I don't have a favorite....but recent reads that I've liked include The Hunger Games, The Help and The Pioneer Woman's Book.

    sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

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  86. I don't get too much time to read with my 4 and 2 year old! But when I do..I usually read my bible...HA! Does that count as a favorite?? :) Thanks for the chance!

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  87. Currently Im reading the Gift by Cecelia Ahern. Not her best book but a cute little Christmas story. Thanks for the chance to win! Both the cowl and the clutch are gorgeous!!

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  88. I don't read much anymore, but was once fond of The Robber Bride and The Bell Jar.

    Thanks for the chance. Both of your items are incredible. :)

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  89. Recently I read Tallgrass by Sharon Dallas and really enjoyed it. The Bronze Horseman has always been a favorite.

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  90. I'd suggest my two favorite books: "Silk" by Alessandro Baricco and "Kafka on the shore" by Haruki Murakami.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  91. I have a lot of favorite books, but my most recent is the Hunger Games :)

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  92. i am listening to the tourist right now and its quite good

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  93. My favorite book is "The Pact" by Jodi Picoult. The prizes you are offering are SO lovely! :)

    Best,
    Michelle
    daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. both such fabulous prizes! A big thanks to you & your creativity!!
    My favorite book is the Time traveller's Wife. It was 1,000 times better than the movie!

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  95. My favorite recent book is WAter for Elephants. So good, afraid to watch the movie and be let down.

    Jess
    jessmusumarra (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  96. I don't have time to read. My favorite movie is "The Piano", "The Notebook" is a favorite too but it makes me cry to much.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  97. I like Bill Bryson and Jane Austen. I listen to a lot of books in the car, and recommend Michael Connelly for being entertaining during a long ride, although its not exactly great literature.

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  98. I just finished reading The Book Thief - a great read!

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  99. I go through phases with authors... Polly Horvath is pretty good, though. Try "The Canning Season" or "Everything On A Waffle"--they're on the lighter side. Barring that, you can't go wrong with a Jane Austen :-)

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  100. My favorite book is the Poisonwood Bible. Amazing!

    I love both, but that clutch is amazing!

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  101. Just finished the hunger games series. Amazing!

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  102. A really fun Christmas book is Dave Barry's The SHepherd the Angel and Walter, the miracle Christmas dog. I laugh out loud every time I read it.

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  103. Can't go wrong with some Jane Austen or Lord of the Rings.
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  104. What a awesome giveaway, Pride and prejudice - Jane Austen. Thanks for the chance.

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  105. Great clutch. Love! Favorite book is tough. I like many books. I recently read Cutting for Stone. It's good -- not a gave, but good to add to your list to read

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  106. FANTASTIC giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! I dunno that I have a favorite book but lately I've been stuck on anything by Jodi Picoult. :)
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  107. Such an amazing giveaway! Thank you!

    My favorite book is the Bible.

    Amy @ Gabriel's Good Tidings
    gabrielsgoodtidings@gmail.com

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  108. What a great giveaway. Thanks for participating. My favorite recent book is The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. It is nonfiction about farming.

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  109. Rohinton Mistry's "A Fine Balance" is such a good book. I think it's a book everyone should read.

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  110. 'the waves' by virginia woolf is my favorite book of all time.

    I LOVE THAT COWL!

    and the foldover bag is amazing too. i would put them both to excellent use!

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  111. I read the Percy Jackson series because my son urged me to... He was right - they are wonderful!! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

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  112. I dont know if I have a favorite book, but I just read IQ84 by Murakami and loved it.

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  113. My sewing has replaced my reading time, but my daughter just gave me "The Hunger Games" to read and claims it is good! I did love " The Help" . Thank you for the giveaway!

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  114. They both look yummy! I can't think of my favorite book/movie, but I can tell you what I've read/watched recently. Book: One day, movie: room with a view.

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  115. Awesome giveaways - I'd LOVE to win either! I love anything by Haruki Murakami - he's a good one to check out. Thanks!!

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  116. OH MY STARS AND GARTERS I love what you're giving away. :) <3 A favorite book of mine is: "Diary of a Provincial Lady" by E.M. Delafield. Hilarious quasi-biographical stories from the 30s, written in "diary" format. Self-deprecating humor, so amusing and historical too. Great writing!

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  117. What gorgeous giveaway items! Thank you!!

    My favorite book is "The Lord of the Rings." I could just read and re-read it and read nothing else (also, because it is incredibly long and it takes me a while to get through it). It is a fabulous book!

    Ledys(dot)e(dot)chemin(@)gmail(dot)com

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  118. I don't have an absolute favorite book. Ones I've read recently that I've enjoyed include anything from James Patterson and Bossypants by Tina Fey.

    I also just started reading the Steve Jobs bio and I hear it's awesome.

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  119. I love Little Women - a classic but love it - have my copy that I had as a child.

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  120. I love the clutch! I loved the classic Where the Red Fern Grows. I forget the aurthur but I loved reading to the kids and it is my sons favorite book too!

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  121. I love the cowl! And I can't knit or crochet at all, so I would really love to win this!

    My favorite book...Hmmmm....I finally read the Count of Monte Cristo recently, and it was excellent!

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  122. Awesome giveaway! I love both items :) Did you use your own pattern for the clutch, it's adorable! I recently read the Help and couldn't put it down. Highly recommend it!

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  123. hi there! Wow wonderful cowl and love the clutch. Hum... my favorite book is '' the notebook'' such a great movie too. the story is so beautiful. Haves nices holidays

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  124. My fav book is "The Time Traveler's Wife", but right now I'm reading the Song of Ice and Fire books. They're great!

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  125. My favorite book of all times is "Love you Forever, by Robert N. Munsch" I know it's a kids book...but it make me cry every.single.time!
    agrapa.rj@gmail.com

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  126. I love Ordinary People (book and movie). Thanks for the chance. Your work is beautiful!


    Ewholihan at emc dot org

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  127. Great giveaways! I love the cowl! I liked "the kitchen house" from my recent reading.

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  128. Im reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen at the moment, a funny classic :)

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  129. I haven't read this yet, but my sister has been raving about The Woman in Black, so it's next on my list to read. They're making it into a movie now.

    Your cowl and pouch are beautiful!!

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  130. I loved Friday Night Knitting Club (something comfy to sit & read) and Christopher Moore's Lamb (for something amusing and thought provoking despite being fictional). Right now I'm reading The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making (great writing so far- very promising).

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  131. These are both really beautiful! I recommend re-reading a beloved "children's" book series with fresh eyes. Ideas include Harry Potter, Little House on the Prairie, or Anne of Green Gables!

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  132. I always have trouble with favorite book- favorite authors seems a bit easier. I'm a huge sci-fi/fantasy fan, and have never gone wrong with Neil Gaiman or China Mieville.

    Your work is beautiful!

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  133. love both of these! right now, i want to say that my favorite movie, b/c of the season is White Christmas!

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  134. I just finished reading "The Help", "The Litigators" and "The Best of Me". All are great reads but all are very different.

    Love your bag giveaway!
    carriemak at aol dot com

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  135. cutting for stone was probably the best book i've read in a while

    anniecbates at gmail dot com

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  136. Right now, I can't seem to put "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" down!

    helenethelstudio(at)gmail(dot)com

    Those items are lovely, by the way!!

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  137. I just finished reading a few Sarah Addison Allen books, and loved them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  138. I love Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    My birthday is Saturday, and this would be a great birthday present!

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  139. I've been reading the Game of Thrones series.

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  140. I have 2 favorites, Room by Emma Donoghue and Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks.

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  141. Gorgeous!!

    I have been reading alot of advocacy for children with autism books :) May not be too interesting for you hehe

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  142. One of my favorite books is The Mercy of Thin Air. It's not so new now, but it's one of my standbys!

    elizabeth(dot)knox(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. My favorite book is Alas Babylon by Pat Frank. Great book!
    alinissensctc@yahoo.com

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  144. ooooo, that scarf is gorgeous! love pride and prejudice, but just read the help, and that's awesome as well.

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  145. Gorgeous! I could not put any of the Hunger Games books down and was sad when I was done...so good! Thanks for the chance!

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  146. Loved Marley and Me... such a sweet story--and, yes, better than the movie.

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  147. Hello, fantastic giveaway. I just read "The Help" - enjoyable quick read and before that "Sara's Key". I'd recommend both. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda



    rodlindafansler at gmail dot com

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  148. Oh Gosh my favorite book right now....Cutting for Stone! I must say this is an AWESOME giveaway package!!
    Shelly

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  149. I haven't read anything lately, but my sisters and mom are all recommending "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

    Love the cowl, looks super cozy and fashionable!

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  150. I read a lot ... my favorite book right NOW is actually a children's book I am reading to my son called The Beautiful Stories of Life by Cynthia Rylant. It is about Greek myths. It is so good!!

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  151. My favorite author is Dorothy Dunnett. All of her books are wonderful but you need to read them in order. She writes intelligent historical fiction (not romance) and while they take some effort on the reader's part, it's worth it.

    Love the fold over clutch, btw. I'd be happy to sign up as a follower if you promise a tutorial :)

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  152. One of my all time favorite books is Lassie Come Home. I really love your crochet work, I'm a beginner.

    craftafarian at gmail d c

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  153. That bag rocks! I would say read Gene Wilders Kiss Me Like a Stranger... it was just wonderful!

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  154. I am really loving Hunger Games right now

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  155. The Help .... really enjoyed this. Also, loving your giveaways... how beautiful....

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  156. I recently finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society...so good.

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  157. So hard to pick one favorite, but I recently read "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand and it was AMAZING. In fact in Southern Living, the author of "The Help" said if she could write a book as perfect as "Unbroken," she'd stop writing.

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  158. Currently, I'm reading Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini. I liked the first book, Eragon, better, and that is definitely towards the top of my favorite list!!

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  159. Love that cowl!
    My favorite recent read was The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.
    I've also enjoyed Blood, Bones, and Butter (a chef's autobiography), and The Lost City of Z (awesome adventure!).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  160. Love that bag. My favorite book is always the one I am reading at the moment. For today, that is "The Help."

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  161. SOOOO beautiful!

    I love Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  162. I'm reading 1000 Gifts right now and its life changing

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  163. Pride and Prejudice! Or maybe Harry Potter. Love British literature.
    Your work is fabulous!!! I'd love to win! wilkcj04 at hotmail dot com

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  164. both of these are so gorgeous!

    I'll give you 5 of each ... just so you have some stuff to choose from:

    Books
    1. Ham on Rye
    2. A Clockwork Orange
    3. It's Called A Breakup Because it's Broken
    4. Starring Sally J Freedman As Herself
    5. Catcher in the Rye

    Movies:
    1. Breakfast Club
    2. Beetlejuice
    3. When Harry Met Sally
    4. The Muppets (seriously you HAVE to see this)
    5. Nightmare on Elm Street

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  165. I love so many books, it's not funny. But I really adore Vladimir Nabakov and Neil Gaiman. Always seem to come back to them and love them.

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  166. I could read Farmer Boy by Laura Ingals Wilder over and over again!

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  167. I have too many favorites but the one I most recently read is Water for Elephants.

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  168. I recently read all the Anne of Green Gables books and really enjoyed them. Truly a series that can appeal to all ages! Definitely noticed different stuff than when I read them when I was in elementary school.

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  169. Me Talk Pretty One Day, it's a fun book.

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  170. My favorite book is a children's book called Bread and Jam for Frances! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  171. Alas I'm not in the US, but love the cowl - can you tell me where you got the pattern from please?

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  172. I'm smitten with The Hunger Games right now.

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  173. My favorite book is The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. It is an excellent read! I love your giveaway items. So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  174. it's not new, but i love Tale of Two Cities :) all-time favorite

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  175. that clutch is gorgeous! im so bad at recommending books so my fave movie is annie hall :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  176. I love The Oath by Frank Perreti. :)
    peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  177. I just finished "Sarah's Key." It was very good and I'd recommend it. Now I'm starting the new book about Steve Jobs. My husband recently finished it and says it was an exceptional read. I'm also in love with any of the classics written by John Steinbeck.

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  178. I love The Help! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  179. Harry Potter - nothing new, but it's my favorite series!

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  180. They are both beautiful! Favorite... the O'Mally series by Dee Henderson. Oh and anything Jane Austin.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
    transeau(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  181. Wow what a gorgeous giveaway! My fave movie atm is... Sweet home Alabama! Not original but I love it non t he less!

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  182. I love all of Faulkner's novels, especially now that I live int he south. Gorgeous handmades!!!

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  183. I love Pride & Prejudice. Lovely giveaway!

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  184. I just read Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and I loved it!


    theredkiwi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  185. I love anything by Agatha Christie or kids books (Piggity-Wiggity-Jiggity-Jig is a favourite right now in our house)

    I love the cowl!

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  186. O wow, fab giveway - you are awesome!!! And I love to read, am gonna bookmark this post! I don't have a fav but do love Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham and all of the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child:) I just read Kristin Hannah's Night Road and it was VERY GOOD!

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  187. Love the giveaway! The clutch is so awesome! Favorite book ever is The Color of Water-it is a beautiful book about a mother's love.Checking you out on etsy too:)

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  188. Wow, both your prizes are fabulous - and they even match! :)

    It’s a dangerous thing to ask me what my favorite books are. *grin-sigh* I’ll split it into several parts, here.
    Last three good books I read were: Bob Hope – My Life In Jokes, by Bob Hope; Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, by Roddy Doyle; and The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by John Joseph Adams.
    Favorite book series is the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (starts with His Majesty’s Dragon).
    My favorite kids books are: Mr. Pusskins by Sam Lloyd, A Story For Bear by Dennis Haseley, Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, The Happy Lion by Louise Fatio, and The Toughest Cowboy by John Frank.
    Favorite online comic is harkavagrant.com.
    Favorite graphic novel authors are Marjane Satrapi and Craig Thompson
    Favorite romance novel authors are Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, and Susan Johnson.
    Favorite classics are Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, and pretty much all the Sherlock Holmes.
    Read The Help by Kathryn Stockett is you haven't already.
    Other authos: Italo Calvino, Catherynne Valente, Douglas Adams, and Louise Rennison.

    Could I go on? Yes. Shall I? No, for your safety. *grin*

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  189. Those are both gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway. I love the book California Blue...but I can't think of the author's name!

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  190. I absolutely love the suede corners on the bag. So cute and they compliment the fabric perfectly.
    My hands down favorite book is "Into the Wild" and of course a few classics ('Catcher in the Rye, A Tale of Two Cities').

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  191. Beautiful giveaway - thanks for the chance to win! I love to read the murder mystery series by Louise Penny that is set in Quebec.

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  192. My favorite book to lend is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It's always off my shelf and out to someone new. It will change how you eat!

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  193. Oooo. Both of those prizes look so great! I recently finished "Mercury Falls" and enjoyed it very much, now I'm on the sequel "Mercury Rises".

    kellyew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  194. Both of your offerings are wonderful but the bag is over the top! My reading lately has been trashy reality escaping books so I am not the person to ask what to read. I enjoyed the movie Thor but I like action adventure movies! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  195. An oldie but a goodie- The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood.
    I LOVE the cowl.
    xo

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  196. I love the book Atonement Child by Francine Rivers. I read it at least once a year. It is just so great!

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