Thursday, January 7, 2010

on turning one {+ a giveaway!}




hokey dinah!
it's been a year.

one year ago today i nervously wrote my very first little blog post ... ever.
it was one of my 2009 new year's resolutions... to write a few public posts to garner up some confidence with sharing my writing.


i was so nervous.
i was so nervous that i actually worked on the first post for 5 days, mulling it over, changing and editing it.
i was so nervous i didn't even tell anyone (except mr. rikrak!) in non-cyber world about my blog for 2 months! :)

the first post, january 7th, 2009

but thanks to you, thanks to all of you lovelies and nicies and encouragers out there, i was slowly able to gain some writerly confidence, and now here we are... one year later!

(superthanks to that sweetie, chakrapennywhistle for leaving my first bloggy comment! hugs, nicey!) now i just adore sharing + learning from + visiting with you nicies every weekday.

i really do!

so thanks to all of you sweeties with your kind words and comments and enthusiasm!
and even though the blog was little and young, you nicies came on board as sponsors and friends and folks to be featured and i can't thank you enough for it! so thanks.

thanks for helping me build this little blog bigger then i ever ever thought possible. woowee. superthanks!

in honour of my one-year blog birthday, a little rikrak giveaway for you, with a nostalgic feel (i always love a little nostalgia on birthdays!)


come win a bundle of 20 lovely vintage print, cotton fat-quarters from my own
fabricy collection!

just think of all of the fun you could have: start your own vintage fabric collection, add to stash, make something fun + repurposed. these are lovely fabrics that were from vintage fabric meters or vintage bedsheets or vintage curtains, etc, and all are perfect for your next eco-friendly craft or art project! yay!

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here's how to enter the giveaway!
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1. i'd love to hear something you enjoy here on my little blog! i'd love to hear about one little thing that you're liking, or a post you especially loved, or a series you enjoy here, so i can keep it in mind and do it some more! :) thanks!

= 1 entry

2.
leave me a comment on what you'd create with the fun bunch of vintage fabric fat quarters if you won! yay repurposing + handmaking!

... = 1 entry

3. leave me a comment about something YOU feel thankful for feeling more confident about! we'd all love to cheer you on!

= 1 entry.


4. tweet on twitter
about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here. please be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! :) = 1 more possible entry.


5. blog about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here.= 1 more possible entry

6. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
and leave me a comment here telling us that you do! = 1 more possible entry.

7. :: PLEASE NOTE:
each entry must be it's own comment.. thanks! ::

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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 6 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) using random.org, 1 winner of this giveaway will be chosen on
wednesday january 13th @ 9pm EST.
d) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

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and thanks again, lovelies!
here's to another wonderful year playing with all you nicies out there!
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476 comments:

  1. I love that your blog is constantly a happy and uplifting read. The random "slumber parties" and sharing are great - I love to get to know you and your readers.

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  2. Ooo, what wouldn't I love to make with those amazing fabric? I make womens wallets in my Etsy shop, so naturally I'd have to make a couple of those. I want to try to make a patchwork fabric tote sometime, too.

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  3. Your blog is so varied, always an enjoyable read! :) and was so nice how friendly and welcoming you were for me to advertise on your page :)

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  4. Confidence is always a struggle - especially for me now being a recent grad and unemployed. All the same, I'm really confident in who I am. Life isn't about the accomplishments you can put on paper, but the people you help and love and I think I do that well.

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  5. I follow your blog and love every post :)

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  6. I'd love to cut that beautiful fabric up, sew it, cut it and sew it up again. I'd add some lovely doodads (perhaps some rikrak as a reminder of where it came from) and create something lovely!

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  7. A little twitter-ing!

    http://twitter.com/BySaraLynn/status/7492465427

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  8. Happy Anniversary! I love your blog, it's always full of inspiration.

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  9. I already follow your blog! Love it.

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  10. yay! what fun! happy birthday rr-blog! i LOVE your playlist feature. i am not much of a musician so i like seeing what everyone listens to that makes them creative!

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  11. yay! if i won, i would make some fabric-covered stationery! how fun! i've been wanting to try it and this would be the perfect opportunity :)

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  12. I would love to use the fat quarters on my new foray into blankets!! I might also sneak a few of the patterns into my Wunzees!

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  13. i am so thankful that in the past year i have become more confident in my work to sell it. i just started selling on etsy last march, but i had an account for a full year before that, and was too scared to try! now i am addicted and i love it!

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  14. I love your collections features! So fun!

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  15. I tweeted it too...

    laureniskeen

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  16. i already follow you and *love* your blog! yay!

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  17. I'd probably use the fabrics in a quilt, pillow cover, or patchwork something!

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  18. I'm feeling much more confident in my papercrafting skills! I made my first ATC today!

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  19. I love your collection showcases, even though they are written for Etsy, its still a great article. I also love when I buy stuff I can always expect a little somethng extra in the package and a great note!

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  20. Comment 1:

    I dont have a specific favourite post from you, but I love your very pisite and cheerful spirit that comes thru the posts.
    :-)

    vadjutka.etsy.com

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  21. Comment 2:

    What I'd create with the fabric? My answer is obvious - jewelry!!!!!

    vadjutka.etsy.com

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  22. I am starting to write more in my blog, and get more in depth with my entries...my new crafts and blog are keeping me happy.

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  23. Comment 3:

    What am I thankful for? For the many opportunities I get from life :-)

    vadjutka.etsy.com

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  24. You've only been doing this for one year? I'm so blown away! I love your whole blog, but I especially love the slumber parties. They're so much fun to participate in!

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  25. What would I create with a lovely fat quarter bundle? Plushies, of course! I especially like using vintage fabrics for my owl wings and frogs.

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  26. Tweeted about your giveaway here:

    http://twitter.com/PlushroomSoup

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  27. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    Boy am I glad you decided to go for it. This blog is my place to go when I want to smile :) Seriously, visiting the rikrak studio always makes me feel comfortable. So many laughs with the slumber parties! It has also taught me a lot about our indie community and constantly serves as a wonderful resource for all things indie/handmade! Thank YOU K. :)

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  28. Your blog & your makes are so bright and wonderful - I have been following from the start! happy 1 yr blogging! :) x

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  29. I really like the post "slumber party revealed: follow up to * who are your top 3 LONG time movie star crushes?*" It was fun!
    And all the handmade pics are great too.
    Thanks for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  30. I would love to make a bag and maybe a pillow case too.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  31. I am feeling more confident about cooking ^^
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  32. I am a follower
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  33. I'm an email subscriber!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  34. If I won, I'd make some fun pillows!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  35. I follow!
    kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

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  36. I'm feeling more confident in my ability to write a novel. We'll see how I feel once I actually sit down to write it ;)

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love your blog because I see such pretty things on here I wouldn't otherwise come across!! Thanks for all the loveliness!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  38. I really should follow your blog; right now I have you set up as a shortcut from my desktop. I was over earlier to enter giveaways, but didn't have the time to do too many of them....when you list your sponsors on the side where we are to visit and find something we like..takes too long :( But I come back to see what great stuff you are giving away!

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  39. I'd add some to a glorified ninepatch project that has been going on for several years. I've got all the parts made and cut; now it's to sew those curves!!!! I can always add an extra row...I made my blocks with repros, so these will play nicely! Tea wallets have been another gift idea I've been using and these will fit the bill nicely with their deep colors.

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  40. I felt good getting some non fun sewing done in the last week....a new liner for one daughter's wool peacoat, and a new zipper installed on another daughter's coat. the liner had me stressed. I am not a seamstress; I just fudged all the way along...it is ok...not perfect but wearable. I told DD she has to wear it another 10 years to get my time out of it!!!! Now, hubby wants patches on his work jeans :( I hate knee patches :( I need encouragement to get it done so I can start a new quilt for a granddaughter due in April.

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  41. I love that your blog is all about sharing happiness. The New Years Resolution post was especially great -- part self reflection -- part laugh at yourself funny. lol... Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  42. I'd love to make a patch work skirt for my daughter. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  43. I love the whole look of your shop. Very clean and crisp.

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  44. I feel more confident in my ability to have those difficult conversations with people (ie: neighbours or teachers). Only slightly more confident though -- it's still a heart pounder for me. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  45. I am now following. Thanks again! mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  46. I might make a crazy quilt with them. I'm taking a crazy quilt class in a couple of weeks.

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  47. I'm thankful to be much more confident about the things I'm making and selling in my etsy shop, http://www.AngieHandmade.etsy.com .
    It took me a long time to tell anyone about it, too.

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  48. I too had a New Year's resolution for 2009 to start a blog - nice for us! I really like your blog - it is so fresh and 'clean' and the graphis design is wonderful. I love your features - always good stuff!

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  49. the fabric - now that is hard...but mom and I designed a new owl pillow - so I'd use the fabrics to make them. Our first 3 are already gone....so we need more vibrant fabrics! These look perfect....

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  50. Something I feel more confident about....I work FT and while I've been feeling like I've been falling behind and doing a bad job, my boss suprised me with a promotion at the end of the year...so that made me feel OK! I'd also like to take more chances with the sewing - like make myself a summer dress...

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  51. AND....last bu not least.....I FOLLOW! :-D the best part!

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  52. I just found you blog but it looks great! I hope to do a bit more crafting this year

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  53. If I won I would give these pretty fabrics to my niece who just recently married and has started making quilts

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  54. I love the amazing eco/recycling crafts you show. Very inspiring - and it gets the creative juices flowing. :)

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  55. Something I enjoyed on your blog...I loved the post about characters/actors we could be--sorry that's the last one I read and I know it was a long time ago but it was fun!

    Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly @ TLE
    thelostearring at yahoo dot com

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  56. What I would make with the vintage quarters is a lovely throw rug for myself to curl up under while watching period dramas and hand sewing or embroidering.

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  57. I'm just learning how to sew, so it'd probably be some sort of beginner's project. Maybe some lovely fabric garland for the homestead or a tote bag? This newbie would enjoy it that's for sure!

    Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly @ TLE
    thelostearring at yahoo dot com

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  58. I'm thankful that I'm feeling more confident about posting my photos on my blog. I've taken photos forever, but it's a whole other ball game when you're posting them for all to see (like your nervousness about your first blog post) :)

    Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly @ TLE
    thelostearring at yahoo dot com

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  59. I follow your blog now! Should have done that sooner :)

    Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly @ TLE
    thelostearring at yahoo dot com

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  60. I am so thankful to have confidence in my abilities in sewing and quilting - even though I am relatively new at it, enough to give my work away as gifts and know that when people say how wonderful it is, they really mean it. I'm the only one that sees the tiny flaws - no one else does. :)

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  61. I blogged: http://skipperscreativeexpressions.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-vintage-fat-quarters.html

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  62. i am a new follower but am loving your blog already especially the collection showcases

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  63. if i won i would be making accessories for my new shop

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  64. i feel thankful for my wonderful life!!! its doesn't get much better than this

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  65. Oh my, what would I create with your vintage fat quarters! The possibilities are endless. I love to quilt so I may go that route.

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  66. I would love to make a whole cupboard of dresses for my baby princess who is coming to the world next week!^_^

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  67. I have just found your blog and have become a follower. Congratulations on your anniversary.

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  68. This post just reminds me of "ME", i created a blog and didn't write anything for loooooooooooooooong time and unexpectedly started by writing about a giveaway!
    then i decided to make it a little 'mine' and started to "write" coincidentally, on the 7th January 2010 - may be a new year does that to us!
    But my post on the 7th is nothing compared to your BEAUTIFUL 1st post!

    I love your blog and the way you write, plus the giveaways!

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  69. well, i am thankful for being able to feel a little bit more confident about my cooking and little bit of sewing too, though i love both i was a bit nervous about sewing on my own.

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  70. i blogged about it here;
    http://peachrainbow.blogspot.com/2010/01/rikrak-studio-giveaway.html

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  71. I love the "mommying" posts! It's so nice to hear about other normal mommies out there...

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  72. If I win the fabric I will probably use it to make my little guy some summer clothes!

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  73. I'm thankful that my little guy is doing better with his food allergies! It has taken SO much work to figure out what does and does not bother him and now I feel like we have a real handle on things!!

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  74. The first post of yours I've seen is this giveaway one - definately one of your best - lol

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  75. Quite simply, your blog is refreshing. I love your style!!!

    cassandrawebb82@yahoo.com

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  76. I am dying to win this vintage fabric so I could make the most unique rag quilt on earth!

    cassandrawebb82@yahoo.com

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  77. Even though I have a long way to go, I am thankful for feeling more confident about my photography and sewing "skills"...if you can call them that! I'm getting there, slowly, but surely :)

    cassandrawebb82@yahoo.com

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  78. I am now following your blog on Google Friend Connect as Cass Webb :)

    cassandrawebb82@yahoo.com

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  79. I think what I like the most about your blog, is your etsy shop. The rainbow of colours and the bright happy photos.
    spamtrap27@internode.on.net

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  80. Everything surrounding you and your blog seems so joyful and happy. I love it. Puts me in a good mood. : )

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  81. Not sure exactly what I would do with the fabric. I would probably add them as accents to an apron. It would take me forever to go through it though because I wouldn't be able to make up my mind.

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  82. I'm trying to feel more confident about my blog. Ugh, it can be so uncomfortable and makes me question EVERY tiny little thing. I just started a couple weeks ago so hopefully it will get more comfortable for me.

    Love following you! : )

    Thanks!

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  83. I love your posts. Like vignettes. Very happy and cheerful to read after a long day

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  84. Blog follower

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  85. Mmm what to make with it?Depends on the patterns i suppose. Cards, patchwork,...

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  86. Guess i am thankful i finally had to confidence to start my own blog.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  87. Oh Happy Birthday and congratulations - I am an avid but somewhat lurky follower...r

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  88. I love the pics you have on your blog - they capture the beauty of the design so well!

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  89. I love to use these lovely fabrics for a quilt I've been meaning to make forever :)

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  90. Your blog is well written and full of inspiration. It keeps me motivated.

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  91. I would use the fabric for clothes for my two girls. I am sure they would go with some of the fabric I currently have. I love making my two little girls matching outfits.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  92. I love Handmaking with kids. There are some great resources there. Your ideas are great.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  93. I feel more confident with my sewing skills. I am slowly teaching myself how to sew by using books and the internet. Each new item I make I try to challenge myself with a new skill.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  94. tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/7517227714
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  95. blog follower
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  96. What a generous giveaway. I haven't come across your blog before but it looks like you've done really well in a year. I try to use mainly thrifted and vintage cotton fabrics in my sewing so use any opportunity to add to my stash as it's not always easy to find. I would add this to my stash and take great pleasure in rummaging through it when choosing fabrics for a new project.

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  97. I've just become a follower and will look forward to having a browse through your archives.

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  98. Your stockings helped me envision a more modern Christmas decor this season, thank you!
    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  99. I enjoy the sneakpeaks of what you're working on.

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  100. I tweeted!: http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/7518513825

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  101. getting ready to start working on our nursery, so i'd love to have some fun fabrics to include in the quilt, decorations, etc.

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  102. I love how you so beautifully display the work of others! You encourage other artists and get the word out and that is just awesome!

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  103. If I won that fabulous fabric I would totally use it for LOTS of little projects! I know some pin cushions would be in order because I love making them, and I would create some fabulous flower brooches, probably a couple of headbands, and at least a plushie or two!

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  104. I am so excited to be feeling more confident about my own artwork. My husband has said some amazing things lately that have been so encouraging and it has really made me feel good about my work.

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  105. I follow your blog!!! I love it!

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  106. Love your playful happy blog posts.

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  107. Blog follower

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  108. Thankful for confidence to make new friends every year

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  109. May make tea cozys, or tissue wraps.

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  110. I love your enthusiastic tone!

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  112. I have been categorizing my blogs on Google Reader and you are listed under "Favorite Favorites". I just love looking at your blog and reading your thoughts.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday!

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  113. I would love to make some cute little bunting flags with the vintage fabric!

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  114. I just recently discovered your blog, but I Love the Handmaking with Kids section - lots of great ideas!

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  115. If I were to win the lovely stack of fat quarters, I would definitely make a new quilt!

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  116. This is my first visit here... so far from browsing I'd say you have lots of unique posts/ideas - things I don't see elsewhere and I certainly like that.

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  117. I MIGHT try a quilt but I doubt it. Probably use it to make more fabric tote bags/grocery bags. That is my gift of choice to everyone these days.

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  118. I follow your blog on Google Reader!

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  119. If I won the giveaway, I would make some of the crochet hook holders on my to do list for my mom and aunt!

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  120. I would love to create some adorable scarves with the fabric!

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  121. I would make napkins from those pieces of fabric! Thanks Brittany!

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  122. Your blog is so neat and inspiring! I love the picture at the top!

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  123. I am eating 1500 calories a day!!! whooo hooo! brittany!

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  124. You give a lot of variety and celebrate vintage!

    kevindormer at hotmail dot com

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  125. kevindormer at hotmail dot com

    My specialty is baby quilts, and I've never had vintage fabric to use! I'm certain it would be adorable!

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  126. kevindormer at hotmail dot com

    I am thankful I can be confident that Jesus loves me, even on the days when I'm not feeling very lovable.

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  127. I found your blog from Blog Giveaways, but I am excited to look around and see what you have. If I won these fat quarters I could do so many things. Lately I have used fat quarters for quilting, purses, wallets, a changing pad, a little book of colors for my daughter. Fat quarters go a long way!

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  128. I really loved your Slumber Party Posts. They always put a smile on my face :)

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  129. I want my mom to make a wall hanging with it!

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  130. I am thankful I am more confident in my nursing schools. I finished nursing school in August and at the beginning of the program I was terrified just to walk in a patient's room!

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  131. If I were to win the fabric there are so many things I would want to make. Another french press coffee cozy, some cute little recipe bags for my new business venture, and I would use some of the fabric to line a tote bag I have been wanting to make for some time.

    Getting a sewing machine for Christmas was I think the best gift I have ever received that had to be bought!

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  132. Wow so any things that I am thankful for but I am really thankful for my boyfriend. He has encouraged me to start my vintage etsy shop and has really encouraged me in all my dreams (we are in the process of starting up a screen printing etsy shop!)
    He truly is an amazing guy and I am so thankful that I have him in my life encouraging me and giving me that little push forward when I need it the most.

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  133. I have tweeted about your give away but I can't seem to figure out how to get the URL of my post!

    I am not also following you on Twitter :)

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  134. I would probably use the fabric to try some applique some random things. I haven't appliqued in years and wonder if I remember how!

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  135. I'm following your blog and have added it to my Google Blog Reader!

    crystal [@] thehouseofhearts.com

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  136. I just found your blog and after pursuing it for a bit one word jumps out at me, positive. Every post is brimming with positivity and gratefulness! I love blogs that lift me up. Often times we focus so much on life's dissapointments, but you have managed to look for life's blessings :D Keep up the great work.

    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  137. I would use the fat quarters to make a quilt or maybe some cute little stuffed animals. It depends on how the fabric speaks to me, lol!
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  138. I am thankful that I am 31 years old and having my first baby in a few weeks. DH and I waited ten years to start this adventure and I finally "almost" feel confident enough to take it on, hehe. Of course I am still scared but I am so grateful for all my life experiences that have prepared me to be a Mommy :D

    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  139. I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/7523992439
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  140. I follow and subscribe to your blog
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  141. I love the handmaking with kids section of your blog.
    rach62803@yahoo.com

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  142. I would probably incorporate this fabric into dresses for my girls.
    rach62803@yahoo.com

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  143. I'm feeling more confident about being a good mom!
    rach62803@yahoo.com

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  144. Your Slumber Party Posts are fun :) What a great idea!

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  145. I would love to create journal covers and fabric flowers for scrapbook embellishments with some of the fabric!!!

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  146. Starting my own Etsy store was scary for me. How do you know if someone will like your stuff or not? I am thankful for the confidence my buyers have given me :) A repeat buyer is the best thing in the world...they love your work and come back for more!!!

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  147. I love the "Collections" section of the website!

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  148. I would create a cute quilt with all the quarters - it would be my first!

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  149. I am thankful that I started the new year out with a cleanse. It was really hard at first - and it was only supposed to last 4 days - but now I feel great and I'm keeping it going throughout this weekend!

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  150. I now follow your blog via google reader!

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  151. I blogged :D
    http://socialstudiesmomma.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-i-love-giveaways.html
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  152. My favorite thing about your blog right now is actually the first thing you notice - the banner of that zig zaggy fabric on the top. It really drew my eye in just because of how beautiful it is! Thanks

    Heather

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  153. Handmaking with Kids is my fave!

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  154. I feel especially thankful for the snow in Georgia this year - it's pretty rare! Thanks

    Heather

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  155. If I won the fabric I would make a quilt out of it. :) Cheers

    Heather

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  156. I just ordered the book Sew Liberated so I'd find some of the smaller projects in there to make with these cool fat quarters!

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  157. Also I am now a follower of your blog!

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  158. Well, I'm moderately a little bit confident that I'm going to do great in my new job. But to keep with a crafty theme, I'm thankful that you can build skill and confidence in things like sewing and knitting by making a slightly more complex project each time. So you're getting results in the midst of learning.

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  159. I follow you on Google Reader!

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  160. Tweet Tweet! vt_ellen is me!

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  161. I love your playlist posts. I'm always looking for new music to listen to, so I get that AND a new crafty person to check out.

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  162. I just found your blog and you sound like such a sweetie. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  163. I would probably make some throw pillows for my girls' room.

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  164. I am in the process of leaving my job of almost 4 years where my new manager of 6 months thinks I'm incompetent. I went on an interview yesterday, and they said I was one of their top candidates. It's exactly what I've been needing to hear!

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  165. I'm a subscriber via Google Reader

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  166. Hi,I really like your section called My favourite things.I really enjoyed the one on the lovely scarfs and cowls.My email is teresitajeje(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  167. I guess I would make a killer bag with those lovely vintage fabrics.

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  168. If I won, I would probably use them to get in a quilt as I've been wanting to get back into quilting. I also love the idea that someone mentioned about patchwork totes. So cute.

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  169. I'm more confident about confronting people,since I didn't know how in the past.It's a matter of speaking from the heart, I guess.

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  170. I'm thankful for being more confident about being a mom. My little man is almost eight months old, and I feel like I've finally gotten into the rhythm of balancing everything. :)

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  171. I follow you with google.Great blog!

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  172. I would probably make some sort of bag with the fabric. A person can never have enough bags, purses, totes, etcs!

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  173. You've got a beautiful aesthetic. Really pleasing to the eye

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  174. I'd probably help my seamstress grandmother help me figure somethign out!

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  175. I'm feeling more confident as a mother - 7 months in :)

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  176. http://twitter.com/princesssls/status/7527621936

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  177. I'm a new follower on Google!

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  178. I like that you are always so positive and cheerful. I like your playlists too! :o)

    Sandie
    zafig2k at yahoo dot com

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  179. What would I make? Some fabulous little make-up bags!

    Sandie
    zafig2k at yahoo dot com

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  180. I would love to use those fat quarters to work on my first quilt this year! It only seems appropo it begin with you - since looking at your stockings in your Etsy shop little over a year ago inspired me to do my FIRST sewing project!

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  181. If I won, I would turn some of the fabric in to totally cute coin purses!

    dlogston at gmail dot com

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  182. Your blog is fabuloso! It's hard to pick one thing I like most - honestly, there's a lot of greatness going on here. I suppose what I like best are the labels on the side, which link you to posts of a kind - what a clean, orderly, concise idea! And the posts of a kind are truly interesting@

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  183. i love the post of all your custom stockings... they are just too cute.

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  184. Your blog is a visual feast for the eyes! I've appreciated your generosity, humility, enthusiasm and creativity.

    Would love to breathe some new life into my fabric collection with some old vintage goodness. My goal is to make a quilt for MYSELF. That sounds so selfish, doesn't it?

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  185. Oh I would love to make a quilt from your fabrics! That would be amazing. I'm new to quilting and always in search of fat quarters.

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!