Monday, 9 December 2013

Giveaway Day

Yay! It is the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day today, a chance to find lots of new blogs and maybe win a goodie or two along the way.


If you are new to my little corner of Blogland welcome I hope to see you again when the flurry of blog-reading that is giveaway day has passed :)

I am always on the look out for new things to try so on the 25th of every month I host a Link party to celebrate the trying with my fellow bloggers. If you like to turn your hand to new things, whether they turn out successfully or not come join us and share your experiences so that we can all learn together.



I have a very festive giveaway for you today. Before we moved back to the UK from Latvia last year, I took the opportunity to stock up on lots of lovely linens and linen/cotton blends as I knew I might never get the chance again. One of my favourite linen shops in Tallinn, Estonia stocked a great range of Christmas fabrics and I have 2/3 of a metre of one of them for one lucky winner.




The Giveaway is for 0.75m of the Christmas fabric which is a linen/cotton blend with stamped reindeer and Santa images. The fabric is 150cm wide. In addition I have 0.5m of Adoring by Sandy Gervais quilting cotton and 3 die-cut felt Reindeer.

Giveaway now closed. A huge thank you to everyone who entered, it was fun reading about the handmade presents that you would like to find under the tree. Details of the lucky winner as below.




Congratulations Jo!

I have used similar fabrics to make these Christmas Stockings, and if you wish to do the same you will have enough of the linen/cotton blend to make 2 Stockings.



To enter the Giveaway all you have to do is tell me which handmade present you would love to see under your tree this year. If you are a follower leave a comment telling me how you follow for an extra chance to win. International entries are of course welcome.

The Giveaway will close and a winner drawn at random on December 14th 09.00 GMT .

Good luck!

322 comments:

  1. Good morning....thank you for this chance. I would love to see someone make me a quilt for Christmas. Now it's not going to happen because I am the quilter in the family...lol. But it would be nice........have to teach them!!

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  2. Hi, love your stockings!
    The fabric is adorable, I plan to make a Christmas zippy pouch for my sister who loves reindeers so I might just wait until after the draw.......just in case.

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  3. A new quilt ladder from my hubby would be nice

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  4. I'd love to get a homemade quilt too. If I get to be picky, I want it to be something that is appliqued or English paper pieced since I don't do either of those.

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  5. Id love a pincushion. Really! But no one sews around here, so its me and my old pincushion!

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  6. Im an old follower of yours vía bloglovin

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  7. Those fabrics are so cute. I am the only hand maker in my whole extended family these days so I would like to see some handmade gifts from me under the tree, maybe some knitted hats to the various kids and nieces and nephews.

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  8. I would love to see some homemade placemats under my tree. Mine are really showing wear and I just can't get around to making myself new ones, lol. Typical, right? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. The only person I'm likely to get a handmade present from is my mum. I love her knitted scarves, hats and tank tops so any one of them would be fine by me!

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  10. Have just had Christmas lunch with my crafty girls. One of them got a fleece-backed blanket in the Secret Santa Swap. I would *love* to find one of those under the tree.

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  11. being a writer as well as a quilter, I would love a handmade journal to write in.

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  12. Hi, I would love to find some hand knitted socks under my tree, so cosy x

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  13. I'd love to see two handmade christmas cards from my boys. I make lots with them for everyone else, so I'd love for someone to help them make something for me. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  14. Adorable fabrics! I would love to find a homemade quilt under my tree. Too bad no one else in my family is crafty :D!

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  15. I follow you on Instagram and The Old Reader!

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  16. I'd love to have a home-made bag under the Christmas tree, but this is not going to happen, as I'm the sewist and quilter here. So I'd opt for some fabric instead. Thanks for the chance!

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  17. I would love to have some handknit socks... I won't, but I would like to LOL!

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  18. I would love to find a hand made tea cozy this year. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Anything handmade will be much appreciated, and I'd love a warm shawl. But I'm the maker here, so I don't think I'll be receiving anything handmade...

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  20. I follow you on instagram and the blog via Bloglovin

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  21. A quilt, I think :) Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I really would like some new potholders. I know they're extremely easy to make, but I never get around to making any for myself.

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  23. I'd love a new iron under the tree this year - mine is all yucky and brown and sits brown stuff on my nice white fabric! Fun fabric - thanks for the chance!

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  24. I'd love to get any handmade present. My family isn't big on making things and it would just be fun if they did. Potholders. quilts, anything. Thanks so much for the chance!

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  25. I just started following you with GFC

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  26. I adore that reindeer fabric! I've found that the best gifts are those that are unexpected so I'd love to see something that I would never think to make for myself.

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  27. I'm a new follower through Bloglovin.

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  28. Love the reindeer! It would be great if someone would make me some slippers! My feet are freezing...

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  29. I'd love to find some handmade ceramic buttons from my daughter. Thanks for the sweet giveaway ;)

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  30. What a lovely giveaway! I'd love to see anything made by my two girls under the tree. Last year they made me needle case and it made my day!

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  31. Gorgeous fabric, Fiona!!! Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to receive anything handmade for Christmas, but it's highly unlikely. Perhaps I should make myself something.

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  32. i'd love to get a travel mug cosy under the tree!

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  33. I would love a quilt just for my bed.

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  34. I would love some handknit mittens!! Thanks!!

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  35. I am a new follower via Bloglovin' - thanks!!!

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  36. Oh this fabric is SO cute! I'd love a new infinity scarf under my tree!

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  37. I would love to see a new quilt under my tree.

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  38. I'm hoping for some pretty fabrics to show up under my tree (or $$ to buy them with!). Thanks for your great giveaway~

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  39. I'd love to find a Weekender bag under the tree!!

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  40. CHRISTmas is my favorite time for quilting

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  41. I'd love a handmade, lined, sturdy tote bag or a quilt is always welcome! Thanks for the giveaway! kmcassie@gmail.com

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  42. I would love a new tree skirt! Great fabric. My grandfathers family was from Estonia.:)

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  43. I'm an ongoing follower. kmcassie@gmail.com

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  44. FOLLOW >BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  45. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    I'D LOVE TO SEE A NEW CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT!
    THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  46. Ironically I'd love a Christmas Tree Skirt!

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  47. I would love a chunky scarf!

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  48. Wow, that fabric is fantastic! As to hand made gifts under the tree....it doesn't usually happen that way. I am the one making. I could make myself a gift.....hmmm. However, one of my brothers is a commercial photographer. I would love to receive one of his pictures as a gift.

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  49. I would love a chunky scarf!

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  50. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway, The fabrics are very pretty. I never get handmade gifts under my tree. I would probably go into shock if that happened. I am the one to usually give them not receive them. But I would love to get some of those fabrics baskets and one of those pincushions with tread scrap holders attached to it.

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  51. Now following via Bloglovin

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  52. I'd love to find a sewing machine cover. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

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  53. I would love to find a basket of handmade dishcloths. I love those!

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  54. I would love to see a "Super Tote Bag" by Noodlehead pattern. Thanks for the giveaway

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  55. I would love a pair of knitted slippers under the tree :)

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  56. I'm the knitter in the family so I'm always doing gifts for others. For once it would be nice to receive something knitted! :) Cute fabrics.

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  57. Ha, love the santa/reindeer fabric :oD I'd like to find my Brit Bee Secret Santa pressie :o)

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  58. Thanks so much for the chance! I'd love to find a table topper or table runner under the tree!

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  59. I`d love to see a beautiful scarf and a bag.

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  60. Such cute reindeers! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I'm pretty much the only one in my life that sews and creates so doubt I'll receive many handmade gifts - but something from my friend's kids is always fun and much treasured.

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  61. I would love someone to make me a quilt for Christmas. What could be better?

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  62. I count on my sister sending me a new pair of fuzzy hand made socks every year. I don't know what my husband would do if I didn't wear those to bed :) apparently my feet a cold.

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  63. I would love to see a velveteen and voile infinity scarf under the tree...but the only way it will get there, is if I make one myself!

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  64. I know that Mam's knitting me a new jumper. I hope that she finishes it in time for me to wear on Christmas day!

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  65. I'd love a quilt but I would have to make it

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  66. A beautiful curio would be lovely, Santa :)

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  67. I would love to have an afghan made by my daughter!

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  68. I'm hoping my kids make me crochet hooks with sculpey handles :)

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  69. I would love a handmade cabinet Thank you for asking

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  70. I would love to see a new scarf under the tree!

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  71. I would love to find a new Christmas tree skirt....I'm not fond of the bunched up piece of white flannel I have been using for several years. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. What lovely fabrics! Thank you. I am hoping to make something for my husband for Christmas, and I know my daughter is knitting me something. Can't wait to see what it is!

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  73. I would love to see anything handmade under my tree. Not going to happen as I am the only sibling that does sewing or crafting in my family. Thanks for the chance.

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  74. What a great Christmas time giveaway :) Hand made gifts I would love would include jewellery, food-stuff, knitted socks, slippers or wash clothes, a jumper (my grandmother used to knit us jumpers and cardigans when we were young. I never appreciated that enough), a quilt, clothes, bags, maybe tabletop goodies (table cloth, table runner, placemats, coasters, serviettes, etc), and lots of other things I can't think of right now. There are too many good handmade gifts to choose just one :)

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  75. Another table runner would be great

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  76. Lately, my grandmother has been embroidering dish towels for all of her granddaughters. I would be nice to get a set this year.

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  77. I would love to see the quilts I have to finish under the tree. I would LOVE some fabric that is not a project yet under the tree for me! Thanks for the chance to win. ksmith8@emich.edu

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  78. I now follow on BL-karrie smith

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  79. Very sweet fabric -- thank you! I would love to see a handmade quilt for my wall under my tree!

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  80. Would love to find a handmade wool sweater under my tree but really I am just dreaming.

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  81. I'd love anything handmade under my tree, but I'm the one that does all the making around here! I'd love a nice sweater, or quilt.

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  82. I wouldn't mind having a. Case made for my IPad!

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  83. I'd love somebody to make me a Christmas tree skirt.

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  84. I follow on Bloglovin. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  85. I hope to find a gift certificate to my LQS under the tree. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  86. Cute stockings!!! I'd love to have a knitted sweater.

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  87. I would love a hand knit gift this year! Guess I'll keep dreaming! Thanks

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  88. I love handmade gifts, and would love a knit scarf, since that isnt a skill I have.

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  89. I'd love anything handmade! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

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  90. I would love a granny square afghan throw in my favorite colors:)

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  91. now what would I like under the tree, well think it would have to be a lap quilt to keep my knees warm and help inspire me to finish my first quilt

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  92. I'd like to find anything handmade! In this busy world I'd appreciate anything anyone took the time to create.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  93. I'm a follower too :)

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  94. I'd love anything hand made by someone in the family, none of them really seem to have the addiction - if the wish gift can be bought, then anything hand made from wood or glass would be lovely

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  95. What beautiful fabric. I'd love to see a stocking as beautiful as your ones under the tree.

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  96. I love those! I'd love to see one like that

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  97. I'd love some homemade toffee - what can I say, I have a sweet tooth!!

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  98. I would love fabric under my tree, so I can make some homemade things! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    skmcgrat@tcd.ie

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  99. Wow, that linen blend fabric is so unique and adorable! I would love to make stockings, thanks for the chance to win! As for a handmade gift I'd like a cute pincushion. I don't have a lot of patience for making little, fiddly things but I sure think they're cute!

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  100. A knitted jumper would be lovely but I don't think that will happen... Have to knit it myself :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  101. I was hoping to get some homemade cloth napkins to use

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  102. What fun prints you are giving away! I have a feeling one young grand child is working on a small wall hanging for me and I'm looking forward to displaying her precious work on my wall.

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  103. A handmade wallet or clutch would be nice! Thanks for the giveaway.

    teaandolive @ gmail . com

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  104. I would love to see a gift from my dad who is a woodworker!

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  105. A large woven linen tablecloth from my grandmother. Unfortunately, that will never happen, since she died in 2007, but I have several other tablecloths, rugs and other keepsakes to remember her by.

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  106. I follow you from now on via Google Friend Connect.

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  107. I'm the only one that is a handcrafter, great giveaway, hope I win. Thanks!
    knittingmad(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. I'd love to find a new quilt under the tree but I'm the only one who quilts (I'm giving it to myself lol) I'd love to find fabric to make more quilts. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  109. Your stockings are great! I would love to see anything handmade under my tree! I am the sewer crafter in my family but my husband does polish rocks and I would love to have a necklace from him! thanks!

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  110. Oh that reindeer fabric is so cute! I'd love to see handknit socks for the whole family - but I'm the only knitter in the family and it takes way too long for me to knit socks!

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  111. My mom (who isn't crafty) is working on making a Christmas tree skirt for us this year. I'm hoping she finishes in time (with a little help from me)!

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  112. I would love to get homemade cookies- I love tasting food from different traditions!

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  113. I would love to see another homemade crocheted hat under the tree. My niece made us each hats a few years ago and mine has been worn nearly constantly over every winter and is getting a bit slack and out of shape. I've been hinting, but she's a busy girl now, so we'll see....

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  114. I follow via GFC. You're very generous to share this linen--thank you!

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  115. I would love to see a quilt under my tree...but I'd settle for fabric too!

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  116. OMG, that fabric is adorable!!! I would love to receive a handmade bag. Noone in my family sews though. I am the only bag maker so I do have a lot of handmade bags but it would be cool to get one someone else made.

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  117. I am a new Bloglovin follower!

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  118. I would love any handmade gift.

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  119. Tablerunner for my table! Good chance for me to tell you I'm still reading blogs and sewing when I can get a free minute. Working fulltime now so that cuts into a lot. Just finished a tree skirt for our tree! Glad to see you so busy! Thanks for the chance!

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  120. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance!

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  121. I would love for someone to make me a quilt for a change as a gift!

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  122. I would love for someone to make me some pottery, mugs,bowls,pitchers, anything!

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  123. I love this linen. My step mother is from Latvia. I would love a pincushion from someone special. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  124. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  125. I'd love to see something made from driftwood

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  126. I would love a bag! Best wishes from Argentina ♥

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  127. these remind me of the beautiful fabrics I saw when we lived in Germany....wish I had thought to stock up before we moved back home!

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  128. My husband is building me a sewing table. I hope it is done for Christmas

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  129. My dad is a wood turner, so I look forward to the occasional handmade gift from him.

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  130. Oh my goodness - it would be such a treat to receive a handmade gift under the tree that wasn't sewn by me! None of my friends know how to sew, but a few know how to crochet and I would totally love to have some of those cute amigurumi dolls.

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  131. I would love to have some knitted slippers, just like my Grandma used to make!

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  132. Since I'm the one that makes the gifts - Isacord thread would be a nice gift.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  133. Merry Christmas, follow on bloglovin. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  134. i would love to see flannel pj's for my family. made by me, not sure if it will happen. they may be new year pj's. that's what we did last year. :)

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  135. I love quilts, and I make them, but it would be lovely if someone would make ME one :) Or even a crocheted or knitted throw. I just love homemade gifts.

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  136. My best friend makes bracelets, so I would say, one of those would make me happy :)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  137. A memory book of my family would be so nice.

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  138. I would love to see all those pressies that are still 'in my head', made and wrapped under the tree!!!

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  139. Happy follower - really great Christmas fabric, thanks for the chance x

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  140. I would love to find some primitive items or a quilt under my tree. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  141. I'd love to see a lacy knit shawl. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  142. My daughter and son-in-law are both artists in their free time. I would love a small painting or carving from either one of them. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  143. I would love some handmade fudge :) I didn't know that Latvia had so much linen fabric available, you were very lucky to live there.

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  144. I'd love to see something that my daughters got together to make for me.

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  145. I have a friend who makes end table with old tractor/factory gears and glass tops. I would so love to find one under the tree.
    Gorgeous fabrics, BTW. That was great that you picked up some of that fabric before you left Latvia.

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  146. If I could have a hand made gift under the tree it would be this beautiful quilt made by my friend Jodi G

    http://www.tickleandhide.com/2013/07/the-purple-windmill.html

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  147. I follow on Bloglovin'.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  148. I don't know if I've ever received anything handmade under the tree, but I'm sure I would love anything!

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  149. I would love a big soft cuddly quilt. Thanks for the give away!

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  150. I would love to see someone make a quilt for me! LOL
    lisa@vetteklisa.com

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  151. I would love hand made ceramics - bowls, boats, angels

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  152. I'd love to find a hand made sweater

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  153. I would love a cute teapot cozy.

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  154. I would love someone to make me a purse.

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  155. I would love for my DH to make me a quilting frame. I like to do some hand quilting but I am waiting to ask for him until next year after we have moved into the house we are building and I will have the room to set it up.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  156. I follow you via email.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  157. I love the linen fabric! I hope to put a couple of homemade quilts under the tree. Probably not going to happen at this point though - maybe shortly after!

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