Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day!





Welcome to my teeny tiny blog!  I'm a scrapper in Sweden, learning how to sew as I go!  I love fabric and colors!  I am a painter, a collage artist, a mother, a wife, an owner of two dogs and two cats.  I'm an American living in Sweden.  I love the Swedish language, Swedish design aesthetic, and the nature here.  There are no polar bears here, but I see reindeer, foxes, cranes, and moose, as well as deer and lots of water birds.  There are magpies, but no blue jays or cardinals.

I love Sweden, but I miss the quilt culture in the USA, and that's why I started blogging. I have met lots of fantastic sewists so far, far and wide. There are even a bunch of us in Sweden, and I'm still seeking them out.

One of the reasons I've been so keen to get into the blogging world is to find new ideas and old for quilting.  Another is to find out about all the fabulous fabric around these days.  I grew up in the '70's, with plenty of calico and pin dots around.  I love those, but I love the newer stuff too.

And in Sweden there's a great selection of 100% linen and linen cotton blends.
That's what I picked out for today's giveaway!

I have two bundles to give away.  Each one has a half yard of patterned cotton/linen blend, with 3 different fat quarters of dyed linen.  These are great if you are into the Zakka style sewing that has become really popular.

Bundle number one has a Dala Horse printed linen blend and 3 different dyed linen pieces,




and Bundle Number Two has a Hedgehog printed linen blend with 3 different dyed linen pieces.





For one entry, please leave a comment on my blog.  You can leave a general comment, or tell me what you think these fabrics would be great for!  Or tell me which bundle is your favorite.

If you want a second entry, be or become a follower of my tiny but growing blog!  You don't have to, but if you do, you get a second entry.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Sew Mama Sew May blog hop!  I'm linking up with Sew Mama Sew to share my giveaway!

There will be two winners.  Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.  The giveaway will be open until May 25 at 5 PM PST.  2 Winners will be notified by email and I will also create a "winners" post.
I will ship the bundles by June 1.

This giveaway is open to everyone!













500 comments:

  1. I love the horses! Such pretty fabric.

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  2. That second is my favorite, thanks for the chance!

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  3. Really pretty! I'd love to make a bag out of these fabrics. (The hedgehogs are my favorite.)

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  4. Oh, I love both! I don't know how I'd choose which one I'd want to win, but purple is my favorite color, so I do love the horse bundle a lot!

    nieveamor@care2.com

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  5. Oh, I love the hedgehogs! So adorable! And linen fabric is so nice! Thanks for the give away!

    ashleatenner26@gmail.com

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  6. I am already a follower! Love your blog!

    ashleatenner26@gmail.com

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  7. Oh, I would love the Dala horse fabric! My dad is Swedish and I just got a lovely little orange Dala horse for Christmas that I adore!

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  8. Lovely fabrics! My brother moved to Sweden in January it is a lovely country :) Thanks for your generous give away!!

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  9. Awesome fabric! What a great give away, like to give that a change too! Thanks for organizing! Kind regards, Conny

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  10. These bundles would be great for quilts - that's for sure!

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  11. I like the hedgehogs and the green/yellow to go with it!

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  12. I'm a follower of your teeny tiny blog now ... :)

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  13. I think both bundles are great!! I'd love the horsey one though, simply because I love blues more :)

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  14. They look lovely! I've been wanting to try working with linen.

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  15. My husband's family is part-Swedish, so I love the Dala horse print!

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  16. Those are gorgeous!

    Sweden is on my list of places to visit before I kick the bucket, the pictures I've seen from there are spectacular.

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  17. Hello I just arrived to your blog and Im now your follower ! I have many swedish friends, although I live in Italy....
    thank you----

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  18. My favorite.... I cant say! i love them both, and Im into animal prints at the moment... Id make some nice pillows with the fabric!

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  19. Greetings from the U.S.! Beautiful fabrics -- I love the hedgehog bundle, but both are great!

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  20. Oh I love the porcupine bundle. Thanks
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  21. So cute! I have a soft spot for hedgehogs....

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  22. I LOVE these fabrics!!! They would make wonderful knitting project bags. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. I love the pink/purple in the first bundle!

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  24. Hedgehogs are lovely! Hi from Poland :D fetachan@gmail.com

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  25. I follow bia GFC; disincentive

    fetachan@gmail.com

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  26. Hälsningar från Italien! Those linens are gorgeous! You're sayning that the quilting scene isn't very active in Sweden? Try Italy...or Sardinia for that matter, it's practically non-existing!

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  27. The hedgehog bundle is so sweet! And my blog is even teeny tinier than yours. :)

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  28. I love the hedge hogs. So cute.

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  29. I signed up to follow your blog.

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  30. Ooh what gorgeous fabric...I couldn't choose between them :)

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  31. Both are lovely, thanks for the chance!

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  32. Ohmygoshthosehedgehogsareamazing. They're amazing. Seriously. I'm in love. LOL. I'd probably pet them for a long time before I ever got around to making anything with them! :)

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  33. I love the horse fabric, it looks great :-)

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  34. I'm a new follower! Look forward to seeing your posts. :)

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  35. I have become a follower :-)

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  36. i love the hedgehogs! so cute!

    thanks for sharing. you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  37. The hedgehogs are super cute!!!

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  38. love the horses! I'm imagining some sort of small pouch or basket, especially with the linen. Maybe a wallet

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  39. I am really liking those green tones. That yellow in there is so yummy. Very pretty selection.

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  40. Ever since my brother got his first pet hedgehog, I've been in love with hedgehogs as a design feature... on the other hand, the solid colours in the horse bundle are just stunning. Hmmm... I think some lovely eye-catching linen napkins, maybe as a wedding gift for a friend.

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  41. Wowzers! Love both bundles, I'm glad I don't have to pick between them in person! Thanks for hte opportunity to win, would love to use some of that linen in my Zakka projects.

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  42. I love both, but I think the hedgehogs edge out the horses. The solids are absolutely beautiful.

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  43. How awesome. Loved reading your story too!

    I think both bundles are great, but the cute little hedgehogs are calling me.

    Thanks for a chance to enter.

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  44. All the fabrics are just wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  45. Both your fabric bundles look lovely! I love Sweden too, but I live in The Netherlands!
    murielvanderploeg at planet dot nl

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  46. I love them both, what beautiful prints and fabrics.
    Would love to make something with them, have never used linen like that.
    I think they would make beautiful pillows, quilts and in art pieces.

    Debbie

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  47. Oh my, I would be happy with either! I think I'd make a small quilt, for my friends soon to be child!

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  48. I love both of the fabric bundles! I would probably make a bucket hat and something else for my daughter.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  49. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  50. The fabrics are so sweet. Thanks for the giveaway. My daughters love horses. I would probably make something for them!

    mattvaleiler at gmail dot com

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  51. Both packs are great but I really love the hedgie one! I have a "thing" for hedgehogs! I keep trying to convince the man that we should get one. So far it's been a no go.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  52. Those fabrics are beautiful! I think they would be great for a bag of some sort. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I love the bundle with the hedgehog. So cute, and different.

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  54. How fun to be living in Sweden! My family originally came from Sweden back in the day. I love the dala horses! I would add them to my collection of My Folklore dala horse fabric. I am still looking for the perfect pattern to use for them too. :) Maybe something for Christmas?

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  55. I love the hedgehogs. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  56. LOVE those hedgehogs....so adorable! Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  57. I am a new follower. Thank you for the 2nd chance to win.

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  58. The hedgehogs are cute, but I love the horses!!

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  59. And I'm following you! :D

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  60. Who could resist a hedgehog!!! What a fun bag all these fabrics would make!
    Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  61. those fabrics are so cute...love horses but those hedgehogs are to die for

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  62. those hedgehogs are so cute!

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  63. thank you for the chance to win. very cute fabric!

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  64. Adorable blog and fabric - I love the dala horses the most and that they are linen fabrics. Very nice and I think they would make great cushion covers! thank you!

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  65. I really love those hedgehogs! I haven't worked with linen but would love to try it for a bag or zip pouch. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. I follow with Email -
    thanks again!

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  67. I love that fabric! I just bought the Zakka style book and would like to make something out of it andt this fabric would be perfect!

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  68. The Hedgehogs are adorable and will make a great pillow for my bedroom ! I also love Sweden!

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  69. love the hedgehog bundle, so fun and whimiscal. Thank you for the chance

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  70. Oh such lovely bundles! I love them both but i think the cute hedgehog is my favorite!

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  71. I love the second bundle! thank you for the giveaway! hastacualquierdia(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ar

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  72. Hello, Both bundles are lovely but I like the first bundle the best. Thanks for the chance to win. Lina

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  73. I like them both!

    owensolivia@hotmail.com

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  74. Both bundles are great! But I have a soft spot for prickly hedgehogs. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and a chance to see such great Swedish fabric.

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  75. Love the hedgehogs, but the ponies are cute, too. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  76. Love the hedgies. I'd make pouches!

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  77. The fabrics are great for the Zakka Style Sew Along going on now.

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  78. You had me at Linen. I am now a follower.

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  79. I absolutely adore the horse print! Gorgeous fabrics :)

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  80. wow, i think your linen prints are beautiful! id love to use them in quilt as you go bags...of course im thinking about that for any great fabric lately since that is the next project on my list to make for myself! thank you for a chance.

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  81. Oh my goodness!! What beautiful fabric. I think I may be in love with those adorable porcupines!

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  82. Those hedgehogs are so cute! Thanks for the chance!

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  83. Oh! they are both beautiful. I would probably make a bag. Greetings from Minnesota. :)

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  84. I love the hedgehogs! So cute!!

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  85. Ooh, the hedgehog fabric would be great for a bag or notebook cover for my kids.

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  86. I love the hedgehogs and the linen, so simply beautiful!

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  87. Both prints are so gorgeous!, but I think I like the hedgehogs even more. Thanks!

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  88. i love love love the 2nd choice. i'd definitely use it with some zakka projects.

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  89. Oh both are so cute! Really love the hedgehogs though! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. OH, those hedgehogs are precious! Thanks for the chance!

    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  91. Love the hedgehogs! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. I just became a follower :)

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  93. My favorite is the hedgehog bundle!

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  94. Love the hedgehog stack...the texture and colors of hte fabic are really interesting. I have never worked with this type of fabric

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  95. I'm seeing a nice big tote bag for Sewing Summit! That fabric looks amazing, I just want to pet it! I'm loving both bundles, if I was lucky enough to win you'd have to choose because I love them both so much!! ;)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  96. I sure would love to do something with that Hedgehog print!

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  97. My favorite is the hedgehog print. Too cute!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  98. Following your blog :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  99. The hedgehogs are adorable and I love the colour combination you've put with them.

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  100. These are beautiful colours and textures, I do love green with the hedgehogs the best I think

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  101. Thank you for the second chance - I'm a new follower now

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  102. Thankyou for a lovely giveaway

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  103. I love those hedgehogs, but I know a little girl who would love the horses!

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  104. oh those hedge hogs! perfect for an ipod cover!

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  105. I love both prints - especially the hedgehogs!! Fun!

    Francine
    mochawildchild@gmail.com

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  106. I would be happy with either bundle.

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  107. What fantastic fabrics. If I won the dala horses I would make something for a friend of mine who collects them. If I won either bundle I would most certainly use them for the Zakka patterns now that I have the book. Out of curiosity, are these fabrics available online? Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  108. Oh, I love those bundles. What a lovely give away!

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  109. Looking forward to read more as a new follower!

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  110. HI there, Im a follower

    Thanks for the chance - Cleo
    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  111. I love these linens - the colours are so lovely -- just beautiful

    Thanks for the chance - Cleo
    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  112. gorgeous fabrics! Initial reaction is that they'd make an awesome zippy pouch, but there are so many different uses for this

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  113. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. Lived in Sweden many years ago they have wonderful designs, love the hedgehog fabric, we had a family of them under our deck, everyone thought they were a pest, we just loved them!!!

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  115. That hedgehog print is so cute! Love the linens also.

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  116. I love linen! Those look like great colors. Thanks for the chance!

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  117. Ciao i write from Italy, I love the Dala horse!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  118. The dala horse print is darling. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  119. Beautiful give away! I would be thrilled to win either prize :)

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  120. I think these would be beautiful for a dresser scarf in either my room or my son's.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  121. I love both the horses and hedgehogs! thanks for the giveaway.

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  122. I LOVE those Hedgies and the colors you've pair them with. It is so refreshing to see fabrics not common here in the US

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  123. I love the Hedgehog bundle! :D x

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  124. Love that sweet hedgie bundle! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  125. I'm your newest follower too! :) Thanks again!

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  126. Those fabrics are beautiful. I think I just prefer the horse but it's a close call.

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  127. The hedgehog bundle all the way!

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  128. following you on google reader

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  129. I love the hedgehog and the greens. Linen is wonderful for summer. Thank you!

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  130. I love those fabrics! all of them! i am just in love! I don't know what i would do with them yet, but they are so beautiful!

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  131. That is the cutest hedgehog!
    The horse is nice but that little hedgehog is so very happy!

    I would have to create some sort of toe so I could carry him with me.

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  132. they are absolutely adorable! I have a thing for dala horses but the hedgehogs are absolutely adorable...oh dear, I'm repeating myself here...

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  133. adorable bundles! This post just made me wish I could travel more often. Hopefully when my girls are bigger I can do just that!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  134. I love those hedgehogs!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  135. i would make bibs and burp cloth sets!

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  136. I like both but I'm gonna go with the horse bundle! Love it!

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  137. I love the horse fabric, it looks great :-)

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  138. I have become a follower :-)

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  139. the fabrics are adorable i love them all

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  140. Those are beautiful bundles! I don't think I could pick a favorite - I can see gorgeous projects done with either one.

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  141. I've added you to my Google Reader!

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  142. Beautiful fabrics love the prints.

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  143. hedgehog!!! so cute! thanks for the giveaway! love to see different fabrics from the world!

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  144. I really enjoy your blog. I'd love to win that sweet hedgehog fabric. Thanks for your giveaway.

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  145. I love the hedgehogs ;) So adorable!!

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  146. That hedgehog is so cute and the colors of the linen should be beautiful in a BAG!!!!

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  147. The hedgehogs are cute and sweet!

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  148. I love those dyed linen pieces. Must put that on my list of things to try.

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  149. I like the Dala Horse bundle. Nice fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  150. I have always wanted a hedgehog, but maybe I will just settle for that awesome hh fabric! It is stinking adorable!

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  151. I also just started following your blog. Can't wait to read about your adventures!

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  152. I love hedgehogs so much. That is adorable fabric!

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  153. I love everything about both of those bundles! Thank your for sharing. Sweden is on my list on countries I would like to see some day.

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  154. I'd love either - I love the hedgehogs, but I'm also a huge fan of blues and purples!

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  155. Wonderful fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  156. Both of those piles are great!
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  157. These are great! I am glad you have found a good sewing community, both online and IRL. I love your fabrics, those hedgehogs are so adorable.

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  158. I love dala horses. Ikea once had an amazing print with them but I used up all I had :-(

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  159. What an interesting life you have! I like the hedgehog bundle.

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  160. I love the hedgehogs - great giveaway. Thanks.

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  161. I'm a follower by email. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  162. Ha, I like how you call yourself a "scrapper." Never heard that one. It's cute.

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  163. I follow you through Google Reader.

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  164. I love both of those bundles. I'm part Swede so I have a soft spot for dala horses, but those hedgehogs are cute too.

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  165. I like both of these bundles, but I would use the horse fabric to make something for my dear daughter-in-law who rides and loves her horse.

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  166. Oh what wonderful bundles!! My nephew loves horses, so i'd make something for him out of that fabric, for certain!

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