05 May, 2015

SewMamaSew Giveaway Day Spring 2015


 Welcome to SewMamaSew's Giveaway Day.

 

***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED - Monday May 11, 2015

CONGRATS!!! to LEO of STRANDKORBTRAUM who said:

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hmmm not white - that's so hard to keep clean when it comes to bags - or mabye it's just me shleppign my bags along everywhere ...
hmmm dark green, may green and some sunflower yellow .."

I agree - the white would be a bear to keep clean. I already have plans to make this with different fabrics. -- Kathy

Thank you to everyone who entered. Its amazing to me that many bloggers who host giveaways have been harping on 'no-reply' commenters for the last couple of years and still - I had over 30. There is no way to contact you based on your blogger profile. Please google No-reply to find easy to understand fixes.  If you are reading this and you commented, please click on your name - which is highlighted - to see what I mean. You have to enable your email address to show.

This was another fun giveaway day with SewMamaSew and I loved all the comments.



I've participated since SMS started coordinating these awesome giveaways and I'm proud to offer up my recent sew. 


SMS is from my neck of the woods, here in Oregon.






 Marni Weaver of HaberdasheryFun recently posted an asymetrical bag tute on SMS.


I was drawn to the color blocking but not so in love with the white. Which you need to make those colors pop. I challenged myself to make the bag as directed and not deviate.

Those who know me are probably laughing in the aisles right now. I am an intermediate sewist and I always have to change something up. This took me about 2 1/2 hours to complete on Tuesday morning. It's a pretty fast sew.




Nice, clean color-blocking.





With very cool handles. I like this tote a lot. 
It's the perfect size for carrying library books, beach towels, stuff.
With stuff inside, it's around 12" high by 12" long x 5"wide.


A little about me: I've been blogging for a while now. I still  get a thrill when anyone comments and I've made some wonderful online friendships via blogging as well as physically met up with blogging friends. I was recently in Japan living it up in all the wonderful fabric shops (so cheap!)
I love to sew and I've mostly condensed my 'stash' into one room. I'll sew just about anything.

I live on an airpark. We keep our planes in a hangar on the property and can fly whenever the weather is nice. I've made the cockpit cover for our biplane as well as the luggage bin in both planes. You can get extra points in the giveaway by saying which planes my hubby and I own.

You can find me on Instagram (RocketGirl50), Pinterest (Katydid), Facebook (RunningWithNeedles). I'm even on Twitter (via etsy).    I don't require you to follow me or whatever - unless you want to. Then I'd probably do some weird happy dance.


I have an Etsy shop - RunningWithNeedles - where I hope to clear 1000 sales this year.






My giveaway is open to anyone in the world. International comments are welcome. All you have to do is answer my question.

***What color fabrics would you use?

 
I plan on doing some prints next time, adding pockets and doing the handles a little differently. Maybe some of those Cotton & Steel fabrics. If you happened to make one, maybe a link to yours.


Giveaway open from Wednesday,May 6 - Mother's Day, 2015.
I will choose the winner very randomly and post this bag to it's new home next week.



To see more giveaways, return to SMS for:

Handmade Items.
Fabric & Supplies.

114 comments:

  1. Great job on that tote! I bought fabric today to make a lining for my crocheted Lucy bag. I will wash and dry them both and then make the lining. I will be getting my Singer Featherweight out of it's box and hope to heck I remember how to use it. LOL!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. What a great looking tote bag. I would make one in black, tan and a japanese print. Kathy, I cannot find what kind of planes you have so I don't get extra points but I did visit your Etsy shop and have 4 patterns in mind :-)

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  3. Thanks for sharing my tote bag tutorial! Your bag looks awesome. :) - Marni

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  4. I think the Mustang line would make a great tote! Yours is very pretty-I really like the color blocking-modern and simple.

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  6. Cool bag, I would probably use black, metallic gold, and either white or light beige

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  7. Well, I love the colors you used for this bag. Hmmm maybe red and grey and white?

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  8. Love it!Lovely giveaway.Love blue and turquise,maybe I will use navy and white stripes,perfect for summer.

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  9. Purples! Everything is better in purple!

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  10. Purples! Everything is better in purple!

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  11. I think navy and purple/lilac, with stripes or polka dots thrown in.

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  12. I came to your blog through your comment on the tutorial at SMS. I like what you tell about you, so I'll stay around and have a look at your blog. I'll be sure to comment. Happy dance? Best wishes from Spain

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  13. Beautiful tote! I love the color blocking of the fabrics you used especially that teal color! So pretty! If I made this I think I'd have to go with a green and black combo using the black in the white position.

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  14. Kathy, Color blocking is new to me and my all time favorites are:
    orange, seaglass and turquoise.
    Love the tute on this tote.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I would make mine in 70s colours - maybe orange, green and brown?

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  16. Yellow, orange and white would be my choice.

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  17. I love the colors you chose. I might make one in yellow and gray?

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  18. this is fantastic! I'd make it in grey and teal/aqua.

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  19. I am loving the colors you used on the bag but might have added red or yellow maybe. Thanks for the wonderful post and the giveaway.

    storybookfelts at gmail dot com

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  20. I love the colors you used! I think it would be pretty if you used coral where the white is too. :) Beautiful bag.

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  21. hmmm not white - that's so hard to keep clean when it comes to bags - or mabye it's just me shleppign my bags along everywhere ...
    hmmm dark green, may green and some sunflower yellow ...

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  22. great looking tote they're one of my favorite things to give, and receive

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  23. I'd do yellow, navy and lilac!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  24. I like greens, pinks, and florals in all colors!
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win! I agree with mixing it up with some prints but it also looks amazing and minimalist in solids!

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  26. I think a deep teal/aqua with deep golds would be pretty. I'll have to check out that tute and make a few up myself for giftgiving :) thanks.

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  27. I love the colors you used! But coral, gray and white would be nice! :)

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  28. I love aqua, orange and browns together

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  29. I like your tote a lot. My favourite colours are yellow and blue so for me it'll be blue-yellow tote. Please enter me karpnina(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I saw that tutorial and thought I wouldn't use white too! I actually have a couple beige coordinated prints that I might sew up. But if I win yours I won't have to =)

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  31. I would do black, magenta, and purple. : )

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  32. Very striking bag! I would probably use a combination of prints and solids, maybe a nature print (butterflies, birds) with coordinating solids. Thank you!
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. I love green too - maybe with navy??

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  34. Oh my goodness! This is so cute. Gray with a chevron/navy print might be fun!

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  35. Turquoise, white and orange

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  36. Red white and blue would be fun for summer!

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  37. I love that bag, and have been wanting to make one but I don't have a lot of solid fabric. I think I would pick something really bright for summer, maybe bright pink, gold and white.

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  38. Your bag is beautiful. I would probably use red, white and blue, kind of a nautical theme.

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  39. I am loving a combo I saw recently - navy blue with mustard, bubblegum pink, and light aqua. They just popped!

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  40. Good job, it's a very nice tote. I like white and red fabric!!
    Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  41. I love the colors you used,but I think mint and coral would be a great mix too

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  42. Purple! You really can't go wrong with purple.

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  43. Gorgeous bag!
    I'd also love it in grey, yellow and white.

    veneti.despina@gmail.com

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  44. Looove your Bag! & choice of Colors too!! I would use some Purples...to make one for my Daughter (but I would keep your, for ME! giggle...)

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  45. I would use 3 tones of pink. sarah@forrussia.org

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  46. Nice bag! I'd make a green & silver one...
    mandiprout80 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. Batiks in tropical colors, most likely blue, turquoise, and purple. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  48. I like prints matched with a coordinating solid! Or a print with a small amount of a certain color and then the coordinating solid be that color to make it pop!

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  49. I think this design would be great for an ombre theme, or maybe a dash of neon toned down with neutral fabrics in charcoal and cream.

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  50. Love this bag! I'd like to make one with navy, orange and either aqua or white. Thanks!

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  51. Thank you so much for the chance! I think you already did a fabulous job with picking colors :) But maybe a navy and coral one would be super awesome too?!

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  52. I really like the colors that you already used. But I would maybe choose a navy print for the bottom instead of a solid.

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  53. What a great bag, love your colors! I may use navy, aqua and red :)

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  54. I'm often boring. I would probably go with black for the bottom. I might branch out and use a couple turquoise colors for the others.

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  55. This is beautiful! My favorite color is green! That being said,I plan on making some of these in different shades of purple & grey. Mixing it up with prints and solids.
    I like the idea of using some Cotton + Steel for these too!

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  56. black, white and magenta for me - love pops of color!

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  57. Ooo, turquoise, peach and cream for sure!

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  58. Your tote is great. I would make mine in navy, teal and cream. Thanks for participating in the giveaway day.

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  59. I like the colors you used. I would also like red, white and black. I imagine your plane was made here in Kansas.

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  60. I love this bag, because I love diagonals. Your colors are very pretty. I may make it very similarly, but my luck with white is usually followed by a need for fabric paint. lol
    I have some heavy-weight indigo linen on order, and would use that for the bottom, with plum and teal linens for the diagonals, and a batik in those colors for the lining and handle trim. I'm in the middle of moving right now, so no sewing it for me just yet. I'm looking at aprons, curtains, and a couple of linen towels in my near future. I'll need the bag to carry them in!
    Jane

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  61. I would probably use various greys.

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  62. I was just thinking about making one of these. I think adding a print with the solids would be fun!

    determineddebby at gmail got com

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  63. Lovely tote! I think I would aim for a mix of purples & greys, probably one fabric with a pattern somewhere (maybe even just the lining?)

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  64. I think shades of brown - dark brown, light brown and off white would be pretty. Thank you. Peggy pegandky at gmail dot com

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  65. I have some Lovely text fabric that don't quite work n quilts but would be great in a bag like that! Hmmm planes? Can't name the ones that fly but I do know there are *loads* of others - The weathervane, On buttons, On a few fabrics ....

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  66. Wow that sounds so exotic living on an airpark... you wouldn't find that here in Ireland.

    You've nailed it with the bag as my favourite colours are navy and teal or navy and coral

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  67. my favourite colours already, and perfect for my library books as you say

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  68. Mustard, magenta and navy

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  69. Oh that is lovely. I think I might use red, black and white

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  70. I like the colors you chose, looks very cheerful and summery. I would make one in red, white and blue, I use that combination a lot I the summer.

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  71. i have a current favorite combo of leaf green, magenta and navy. :) thanks for the chance.

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  72. My favorite colors together right now are a light mint green, coral, and light beige. Love the bag!

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  73. I would choose brown, green and blue. It's my favorite color combination.

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  74. I would use Sara Lawson's Jungle Avenue fabric. I'd use the black with bright flowers, the pink text, and the El fabric which has a white background. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. Love your bag. I would chose prints (orange and creme comb) and orange solids together for this tote.
    Thanks for the give away.

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  76. I love this bag! But to be different I would use cute bunny print fabrics : )

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  77. You did a great job on the bag. I saw that post too and was thinking of making one with brown and teal, my favorite go-to combination.

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  78. This would look great done with some Carolyn Friedlander prints

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  79. Hmmm, I love color so I'd probably do something like raspberry and orange!

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  80. your bag is so pretty if I made one I would make it for my daughter in white/purple flowers and dark green on the bottom
    quilting lady 2 at Comcast dot net

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  81. As I looked at it I was thinking "which colors would I use?" I have that deer wearing glasses print that would look so cute with white and teal or white and purple. This looks great -thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. I would use silver and fushia for the top and a navy bottom.
    Sarah
    sshuttrbugg at aol dot com

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  83. Rashida Coleman-Hale on Cotton + Steel has this fabric line called Mochi, looks a bit like paint splatter. Anyways, it's a purple color, but has some turquoise in it. So I think the Mochi, turquoise, and a maybe dark purple or blue. I really like the lines of the bag though. Your colors remind me of the beach. -Adriana

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  84. I really like the colours you have used! I also like pink and have taken a liking to those fabrics with gold on them that have cropped up lately. Cotton and Steel hae some lovely ones with dots...

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  85. I'm really liking jade and coral together right now with white.

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  86. This is a really lovely bag. Right now I am liking orange and purple combos. Thanks.

    courtneyahrenholtz@gmail.com

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  87. I like the colors you used. I think I might try hot pink, orange and white or maybe aqua and tangerine with white.

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  88. love your bag. a yellow and blue and floral would be very summery for those beach days. thanks for the chance. love your bag and blog dawnieq73 at aol dot com

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  89. I love the colors you chose! I've loved seeing "patchwork"/quilted bags and totes, so I would probably have to try doing that with this!

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  90. I would love to make this tote in mint green, coral pink, and navy blue!

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  91. I would like to use three different tropical florals, in blues, jades and purples. That would make a good summer tote.

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  92. I am hung up on golds right now -- gold, black & burgundy.

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  93. I love green. It might be kind of fun in different shades of the same color.

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  94. I think I would do red white and blue - be patriotic!

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  95. I actually love the colurs you chose , perfect colours for me . Thanks for the chance .

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  96. Love the tote! Would be perfect to take to the beach. If I made one, I might use Pink, purple and black for my daughter. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  97. Love the tote, thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. I love your color choices. I like the mint I would use it with peach. Not sure about the third color.

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  99. Hmmm. . . aqua, navy, and a very light gray would be pretty, I think!
    The bag you made is lovely.

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  100. You made a lovely tote! I think I would use blue, white, and yellow if I made one...I couldn't find the planes you have, but I will tell you my fav of all time -- the Flying Fortress, also known as the B-17. My dad in law flew in one in WWII. :)

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  101. I really like those colors. Red and aqua would be my next choice

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  102. I would do navy, coral and mustard!

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  103. purple and green (but those are my favorites)

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  104. I really like the colors you used. I might do turquoise, red, and navy - I saw this pattern when it was posted the other day and have been thinking about trying it out.

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  105. I would choose different shades of either purple or aqua, with one panel in a print. I never heard of anyone living on an airpark before - how cool

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  106. Fantastic! Love teal and orange

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  107. Very cute tote! I am on a teal, gray, and white kick right now so I could definitely see a bag with those colors/prints.

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  108. I loved this tote on SMS when it was posted! Nice job! If I made one, I might go with navy, orange and teal!

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  109. I would love to see this in purples and greens--my favorite colors!!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  110. I can that tote in a black and white print, solid black and then any solid color to make it pop! You did a beautiful job with the tote, love to see you come up with next!
    bgbailey81at gmail dot com

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  111. I love the colors you chose...if I used C&S...I would use the same colors- but replace white with a pink in their basics line.

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  112. I like bright colors and prints...so I would choose fuschia, orange and a bold coordinating print.

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  113. This bag is perfection! I'd love one just like it!

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  114. GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.
    Monday May 11th, 2015
    Thank you to everyone who entered and left a comment.

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