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100 Followers Plus! Giveaway


So I reached the magic number sometime over the weekend plus three! I am so thrilled and excited to have each and everyone of you following and reading. I started blogging in July 2009 and had about 2 followers up until about September 2010. In August 2010 I had found a link party at Twelve Crafts Till Christmas and posted a pin cushion project and that started the ball rolling for me. Finding others who blog about crafts and decorating made me feel like I had found a whole new group of friends.It also gave me great ideas and inspirations for my own blog. I thank each and everyone of you for making me feel a little less odd about my obsession. So my way of thanking you for following I am giving away two items.
 First is a gift card of $25 to Tonic Living my favorite online fabric store! 


Go take a look and see what you might like to buy. They are in Toronto,Canada but ship to the US and have tons of great and unusual fabrics.

The second part of the giveaway is a surprise! It will be something made by me and is not anything that I have blogged about yet. It is a new design and idea that I have been working on and saving for a special occasion and it has finally arrived.
So all you have to do it leave a comment about what fabric you would buy and/or what you would do with it. This giveaway will be up for a week (ending Nov 23rd 12:00PM EST) , winner will be chosen at random,one entry per person. So good Luck and Enjoy!

Comments

  1. I've only ever window shopped at Tonic and I love their stuff! I really like the Emilio Lemon Drop both for the color and the design. I'd love to have some throw pillows made from it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I love following your blog and would love to win! I would use the fabric to make aprons and cowls!

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  3. I love the Pink Starling, and would use it for curtains and as the focal fabric in a quilt for my youngest daughter.

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  4. Oh the pillow Sweet William is divine....love it and your blog...

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  5. Wow, how can I choose one? I love the hip squares, and the fruit bowl, zoology brown is awesome - I need to make some cute stuff for my boy! But my girls need a room makeover too and birds of norway espresso is amazing, and flower shower clementine. There were several others I liked too - man oh man, how can I choose just one? =)

    Your blog inspires my creative side!! Thanks so much for putting free patterns out there for people like me!

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  6. I think my favorite fabric is the Varenna, Charcoal. It is so beautiful and I would use it to make curtains for my bedroom. I have been trying to find the right pattern for them for a while now and I think you pointed me in the right direction. Thanks for a chance at a great win.

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  7. i found your site at a linky party and im so glad too. you have really awesome stuff! i'm your new follower :).
    Have a great idea!!!

    Kelsey S. at Scrappy Ideas
    http://kelseysscraps.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wow! What a fabulous fabric store. Could spend lots more time in there..."Pretty Bird Spice" is my pick.
    Happy to hear you reached your goal of 100 followers. New follower here and would be thrilled to win your generous giveaway!
    Thanks much Janet!

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  9. Janet, I'm so happy for the success you have had with your blog. You have great ideas and it's a pleasure visiting you. It was also a pleasure visiting Tonic Living. Oh my gosh -- what a great site. I love "black drife". What a delightful pattern. I think I would cover a large canvas with the fabric, and then make a couple of pillows from a coordinating fabric. I can already see it in my head. I'm so anxious to see what you've been working on too! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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