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01 January 2009

Happy 2009!! My first ever GIVEAWAY!!

I really wanted my first post of 2009 to be a happy first post, so I am having my first giveaway ever!!! I wanted to make something very special for my awesome blogging friends, so I used some of my favorite vintage fabrics to make this darling tote bag! Especially made for one of you, as a thank you for making my blogging experience so rewarding! Simply leave me a comment on this post, and I will do a random pick and announce the winner Friday, January 9th in the morning. If you so kindly mention this giveaway on your blog, I will enter your name twice!! Just let me know (if possible through a second comment), just to make sure I don't miss it! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

(this giveaway is now closed! Thank you to all who participated!)





















































105 comments:

  1. What a lovely tote and fabulous way to start 2009.

    Happy New Year!

    Victoria x

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  2. that is pretty tote you made.. and I would love to win! hehehe and I also posted your giveaway at my page.. do visit me again! Happy new year!

    fitty

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  3. Hmmmmm.....it is very hard to cross ones fingers and type...lol...hoping I will be lucky to win your tote as it is so me...but I will share your fabulous giveaway at my blog! Again...cheers to you and the New Year!

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  4. I love the tote AND your blog! What a great giveaway. I'm so glad I'll be included in a chance to win one of your creations!
    Marilyn in NM

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  5. This is beautiful. I love the lace detail.
    I am having a giveaway begining tomorrow and will post yours as well.

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  6. What a wonderful way to start off 2009......I mentioned the give-away on my blog - so now I get two entries.........yippeeee! I love the material and I love totes........so keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you for starting the new year out with this great give-away.

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  7. What a cute tote! And what a sweet idea to giveaway this! Please sign me up!!

    Happy new year!

    blessings
    mary

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  8. I would love to win this beautiful tote made from those gorgeous fabrics. Happy New Year to you. Sally

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  9. Oh My that is gorgeous! I would love to be entered into your drawing. xoxo

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  10. Ohhhh! I'm going to faint! B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy happy New Year, Isabel! I'm happy you liked my post and pictures- hope to add some more of my travels soon!
    I loved to see yours, too!
    Monica x.

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  11. What a lovely tote! I would love to win it. This is my first time on your blog. Quite nice!
    Sally sjhackney@yahoo.com

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  12. love your blog,always, and your creations are always so wonderful! thanks for inspiring me!
    melanie

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  13. Just found your blog yesterday, and love it - love that bag, too! I could be the envy of all my girlfriends! Peggy

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  14. What a wonderful way to kick off the new year!!!! This is one fabulous give~away!!!!!!!


    Happy New Year!

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  15. Your tote is beautiful. Looking forward to your posts throughout the new year!
    Lorri

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  16. Lets try that again! Did not mean to leave a post without my URL. Sorry!
    Lorri

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  17. I love the tote,its so pretty!

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  18. Love your blog...love the tote. Happy 2009 to you!

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  19. What a beautiful tote! Your things are so pretty.I'd love to be in on the give a way.Have a wonderful New Year. Kathy

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  20. Thank you for your recent visit and sweet comment. I'd love to enter, the tote is beautiful! I hope you have a very blessed New Year!

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  21. What a beautiful tote bag!!! I would love to enter your giveaway ~ Wishing you a very Happy New Year!! xxoo, Dawn

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  22. Your blog is beautiful...love your header picture. The tote is lovely. I have put your giveway on my sidebar.

    Happy New Year,

    Renee

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  23. First visit to your blog, I'll be back to read more...and your tote is just lovely.

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  24. Happy New Year Isabel! What a pretty tote - aaah the roses! I'd love the chance to win... Just have to say I love reading your blog, you have inspired me with so many sewing ideas.
    -Karoline

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  25. BEAUTIFUL tote and fun giveaway. Please sign me up!

    thanks for the inspiration.

    Angie

    p.s. I recently had that book "creating the french look" from my library. Isn't it yummy! Wax, I never tried that or even heard of it!

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  26. I left a link on my blog to be entered twice. Fingers crossed!

    thanks!

    Angie

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  27. Sign me up, sign me up!
    What a great fun way to start out the new year!
    Happy New Year
    Timi

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  28. Ooooh- That is one of the nicest giveaway prizes EVER! Enter me, please, please!

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  29. Oh, what a pretty tote bag! How fun..Hope you have a wonderful New Year Pinkie

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  30. I would love to win!

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  31. sensational thanks for the contest minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

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  32. This is lovely.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

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  33. The colors of this tote is beautiful. I love the material. Please consider me for this prize. Have a wonderful and healthy 2009.

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  34. Happy New Year!

    I have been enjoying your blog, and the tote you made is beautiful!

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  35. The vintage fabric is just so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. Isabel, I like to collect a lot of things. But my most favorite thing to collect is friends. I am glad to have you as a friend. Pam

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  37. Happy 2009!
    Well I could just see me skipping around town with this cute tote on my shoulder! I'd be the envy of all my friends ;)

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  38. What beautiful creativity. Happy New year. cdziuba@aol.com

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  39. Beautiful Tote! I am posting your give away on my blog. Have a Wonderful New Year!

    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl..Snatch JOY!

    p.s. I am also having a Give Away!

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  40. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. That tote is just too cute for words!!!

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  41. Whew finally figured out how to link back to your blog I have posted it on my page! Now crossing fingers and everything right down to my locs lol

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  42. It's nice to see someone from the cold north blogging. I thought all the ladies were either from California or the South. I'm over here in Michigan. 0 degrees this morning. I'm VERY new to blogging but have been reading for about 2 years.

    The bag is just GORGEOUS! It reminds me of my favorite colors and of my grandmother's house. I'll be back, you have such a lovely blog.

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  43. Just linked your beautiful bag giveaway to my blog, Our Family Attic. I'd love to wish everyone good luck, but I can't. I wanna win, hehehe.

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  44. Happy New Year Isabel:-) I'm here via Mary Ellen's blog (It's Me I Think) where she announced your giveaway. Omigosh, what a darling tote bag you made and that vintage material is sooo beautiful. Please add my name to your drawing:-) Thank you for your generosity!! xox

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  45. How beautiful! I love all the fabrics you used!! Blessings... Polly

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  46. I would love to win that beautiful tote. Please emter me in your giveaway!! I've posted on my blog also.
    Judy

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  47. How cute. THanks for the chance to win.

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  48. What a great giveaway! Please enter me in! Happy New Year!

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  49. What a wonderfully generous thing to do and a very HAPPY way to start the new year!! What a sweetheart you are.

    Please enter me for the contest and I am mentioning the give away on my new blog! =) I hope I win -- Not only do I LOVE the bag -- But really need a new bag!!

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  50. Please enter me to win your Beautiful Tote!!

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  51. Happy New Year Isabell. I have so enjoyed your blog. Hope you have a wonderful 2009. Love your tote and would be thrilled to carry it. Please include me in your drawing. Blessings, carrell

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  52. It's my first visit to your blog...

    Your tote is so pretty...please enter me in your drawing...

    Happy New Year....

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  53. Isabel, thank you for your compliment on the kitchen island I refinished for a client! I fell in love with that color combination - love playing with different ones! Hmmm, let's think of a way to fly me out there and I'll teach you how to do this.....:) Peggy

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  54. I just love totes and handbags that look like they're made of vintage, girly fabrics.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  55. The tote is so pretty!

    Happy 2009!
    Deborah

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  56. What a sweet and delightful blog you have! Looking forward to visiting often! Please add me to your first ever giveaway! What a dArLiNg tote!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  57. What a beautiful vintage bag. Love it and your blog!

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  58. This is darling! I would love to win it! karen....

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  59. Adorable! Happy New Year, Isabel! What a sweet treat you are offering! I love it!!!!! Please enter my name and I will do a mention of your giveaway on my blog. So glad I didn't miss the chance to enter.

    Have a lovey new week!

    xo
    Becky

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  60. Great Tote! Love your blog and make it up to Monticello as often as possible! Please enter me.
    Debbie
    station521@excite.com

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  61. I would love to win this beautiful tote! I'm updating my blog tonight and will post a link to your giveaway......http://chloerosedesigns.blogspot.com

    Christa
    Chloe Rose

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  62. Oh, I hope I win your beautiful tote, I need a new one so badly!

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  63. How lovely!! Simply delightful!

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  64. Hi Isabel, have I ever told you I love everything floral??? Sooo, this tote bag would fit right in with my wonderful sense of style...ha ha. I am going right now to take some photos of my estate sale finds to post on my blog and will definately post a comment about your giveaway. This also gives me thoughts to do a giveway for my lovely soap and lotion....Good Idea. Thanks a bunch. Julie

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  65. très joli sac! Happy New Year!

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  66. I love your bag...very sweet! I'm on my way back to my blog to tell everyone. We are doing our very first giveaway this week as well and it ends Friday. Come check it out! So nice to meet you.
    Warmly
    Chasity

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  67. Cute tote. I found your blog through your other one. What an amazing woman.

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  68. I posted your tag on my blog to be entered twice. Thanks again for having this give away!

    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl..Snatch JOY!

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  69. I came over from Mary Ellen's blog...now I have another blog to catch up with! This is too much fun and I love your creations!

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  70. amy Stars you have such a devine blog!!! So glad I found you!
    Your estate sale and sellwood finds are wonderful and varied!
    I do especially love the hamper and blue doll dresser/drawer!
    The Liberty fabrics are gorgeous! I never knew they had so many sweet pastel shades. My bridesmades back in the 80's wore dresses created with Liberty.
    These are stunning!
    Yes I would love to enter your givaway...what a fun way to start the year!
    Tinaxx

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  71. Hi again! Oh yes, please add my name to your give away. It would be so wonderful to win this beauty!
    Patricia :o)

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  72. Very lovely tote bag. Thank you for the give-a-way and Happy New Year.

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  73. Hi Isabel , Whew! Made it - I thought that I was too late. I'm going to add it to my blog tomorrow. kniconThanks for entering me , Sue

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  74. What an absolutely gorgeous tote! I love your choice of fabrics and would love to be entered into your giveaway. I've also mentioned it on my Blog Events Dex blog. Thanks!

    Cathy :)

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  75. Oh, I hope I am not too late to enter this contest! I would love to win the tote- it's beautiful!!!
    Michelle

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  76. Love the pink fabric...great job!

    Happy 2009!

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  77. What a beautiful tote! Please enter me!

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  78. I have posted about your giveaway on my blog!

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  79. Pick me (hand in the air...oo oo ..pick me). It is a beautiful tote. fiveson4barb@hotmail.com

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  80. That is too cute. Would make a great gift for my sister.

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. Beautiful. The fabrics remind me of my grandmothers ... 2 special ladies. I promise to treasure and take good care of it. Now I'm off to checkout your blog and add you to my google.com/reader Thanks.

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  82. I love visiting your blog......such sweetness in your home! Would love to have that gorgeous tote too! :)
    Happy New Year
    Rochelle

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  83. Beautiful!!
    I'd love a chance to win ~ thanks so much!
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  84. Thank you for the giveaway. The bag is so gorgeous.

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  85. Please enter me . I love the tote. My email is JCEBASKETS@cox.net
    Have a great evening
    Jean in Virginia

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  86. You have such beautiful things and such a lovely giveaway that I almost missed. I've added a link quickly. Congratulations! Here's to 500 more. Debbie

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  87. This will give us all something to look forward to reading on Friday, no matter who wins!

    Hugs,

    Sheila

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  88. You did such a pretty job on this tote bag and I would so like to win it. I will definately put the link to your giveaway on my blog.

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  89. Beautiful.

    Simply beautiful.

    And...sooooo timely!

    My birthday just happens to be on Jannuary 22, so if you hurry and pick me (insert huge smile here), there will be just enough time for it to make it to my doorstep in time!

    I should tell you I'm turning 52 this year and that being the case can use all the cheering up I can get!

    Thanks for offering such a lovely and generous gift for one of us lucky ladies to enjoy.

    Kindest Regards,

    Cindy

    (Yes, the "Cindy" from Lisa's blog a few months back when we all met at Monti's! :::waves hi to Lisa:::)

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  90. I found you throughBecky at Sweet COttage dreams. You have a beautiful blog and this is a beautiful give-away! Happy New year, I can't wait to explore your bloog more!

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  91. i just found your blog via the wild raspberry blog...i LOVE it here:) everything is just gorgeous...including this sweet bag...please enter my name in your giveaway and i will do my part by crossing my fingers and toes:)

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  92. Sooo pretty. I hope I win! I have a give away as well. Come over and enter! Pam

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  93. I love this! And your blog could keep me at my computer for hours, just catching. I just came over from Pam at Frippery. I, too, am having a giveaway. Come see! Let me know when I win and I'll send you my address. *wink* ~Mindy

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  94. What a treasure.It's lovely...Ann

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  95. HAPPY NEW YEAR, ISABEL!
    OK, I'll give in to the temptation!!!!
    "Let it be me"......
    Sylvi

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  96. Hi Isabella! I found you on Deb's blog..Talking Trash and would like to enter the giveaway. What a lovely bag! I'm adding your giveaway to my blog on the sidebar.
    God Bless!
    Lisa

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  97. What a lovely tote. I would love to be it's proud, new owner.

    Happy New Year!

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  98. I am leaving a second comment as you requested. Still loving that tote! Happy New Year! Pam

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  99. I believe this is the prettiest tote I've ever seen...I hope I win it!
    :)Lisa

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  100. Beautiful tote! Please enter me...I'd love to win it! Wishing you many blessings in 2009!
    Patti

    *found you through Frippery.

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  101. Wnata beautiful tote!
    Great giveaway!

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  102. Oh I hope I'm not too late. First time I've ever visited your blog, love it. I collect vintage clothing and jewelrey, everything is wonderful. Hugs Rosemarie

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