3.26.2013

One for You, One for Me: A Birthday Giveaway!

Well, spring still isn't here and over the weekend I thought a sewing session might help save the day!  I've been itching to make something with my dear friend Marisa's new fabric line, Locally Grown, and decided project bags were just what the doctor ordered!
Sheep Parade with Prosperity Hens... I LOVE these sheep
I wasn't sure what shape to make, but when I saw Kim's at lunch, I had a plan!  A quick google search turned up many different versions of this reversible Japanese bag knot bag.... I think they were "hot" five years ago, but sometimes I'm a little slow with the trends : )!  I finally settled on this version over at Martha's and got right down to the sewing!  The bag has one short handle and one tall handle, you simply slide the tall handle through the short one, and voila, a sweet little bag. It felt so great to get my sewing Mojo back.
AND, since it's my birthday I decided to make a second one to give to one of you as a THANKYOU for your amazing support this year... I want to celebrate with all of you!
Perfect Knitter Fabric!  Sheep on Parade with Thneed Knitters from The Lorax!
So, if you want to win this bag JUST LEAVE A COMMENT! You don't need to join my Ravelry group, like my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter or Instagram, or buy a pattern.  Just remember to leave a way to get in touch with you!  I'll choose a winner this Friday March 29 after midnight EST.

136 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, too too cute! I don't really sew, but now I want to learn!!

    (GypsyScarfWoman on rav)

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  2. What an adorable bag! I'd love to win it!

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  3. i love this bag!
    ...and your blog
    ...and your designs

    habby birthday!

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  4. Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!! such a cute bag, I really need to learn to sew

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  6. Happy Birthday !! I love project bags and sheep. This bag is perfect.

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  7. That is so cute! I'd love to win one. Happy birthday!

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  8. Those are really cute Laura. I'm mim on ravelry

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  9. Oh wow, Laura so cute! And happy birthday!!!

    Liciniac from Ravelry. :)

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  10. Happy Birthday! What an awesome project bag! I'm so envious of your sewing skills! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    (katbetty on Ravelry)

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  11. awesome bag...Happy birthday.
    (susanjd) on ravelry

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  12. Happy Birthday! I hope your day is filled with everything you love. Thanks for sharing with us, adorable bag.

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  13. Happy Birthday to one of the best knitting teachers/designers around! Thanks for sharing your skills and passion with all of us. And thanks for sharing this offer!

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  14. Happy birthday! What an adorable bag, and so generous of you! Please enter me.

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  15. the bag is really cute! Happy Birthday!

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  16. Awesome work! Love following your work. Please enter me!

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  17. Happy Birthday, Laura! Bag is adorable, and so are you.

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  18. Love this bag! You are amazing! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  19. I have so many baby projects on active needles, that I would LOVE a lovely Spring Japanese short-handle-long-handle project bag, Laura. From a friend who's even farther behind the trends than the Birthday Girl.

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  20. Cute bag! Just right for carting around the socks I am knitting.

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  21. Happy birthday fellow March Aries. Knit on, I love your stuff!

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  22. Happy Birthday!

    Love that sheep fabric.

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  23. These are the cutest bags ever! Love them! Thank you for the chance to win (my knitting would look great in one), and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Stephanie

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  24. Wow. Talents never end. Happy Birthday to you. The bag is grand and I would proudly use it. Let's make all of my knitting club buddies jealous, right?

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  25. I love it, no one can have too many project bags. Happy Birthday Happy knitting

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  26. Happy Birthday Laura. Thank you for sharing your cute bags. Hope I win!

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  27. Happy bday, that bag is soooo cute!

    evilmiss@hotmail.com

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  28. OMG how awesome is that! I'd have to share with my 6 and 2 year old! My 2 year old daughter would use it for "shopping" for yarn around the house and my 6 year old son would use it to contain his "cheese" scarf in progress....too cute! I would just love it. Well done. Happy Birthday!

    Rav Id: Stefknits2

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  29. Have a wonderful day! Those bags are adorable!

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  30. Happy birthday! May you do ONLY what YOU want to do on YOUR special day!

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  31. Great idea. Many thanks for sharing. And thank you for being born.

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  32. Love your patterns and now your bags. Your beaded jewelry kept me sane while I was house bound this messy winter
    carolm7323@aol.com

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  33. Super cute! Love that (Rav handle: MyaLMG)

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  34. Such a cute bag! Happy Birthday!
    culabrat on ravelry

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  35. Happy Birthday! The project bags look great and Dr. Seuss and the thneeds have a place in my heart :)

    The winner will be a lucky one!

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  36. Happy Birthday! Love the bag. It's adorable, and useful. Vielle on Ravelry

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  37. Happy Birthday! I think it is a wonderful thing to give gifts on your birthday, so thank you! dontod on Ravelry.

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  38. Happy birthday, Laura! I'm not leaving this comment in order to win, since I did win something from you in January, but I wanted to wish you a very happy day. :)

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  39. Happy Birthday! Love the bags. bloomgirlknits on Ravelry.

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  40. Super cute bag!!
    Happy Birthday, Laura!!! :)

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  41. Sewing is a fun art! I should do more of it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. Happy Birthday Laura. Have a great day. Love the bags.

    sherryglover1 on Ravelry.

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  43. Happy Birthday! This is adorable. Wish I could sew.

    Anita Themer
    Anitat on Ravelry

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  44. Happy birthday, Laura. Only you would give someone else a present on your birthday. How special and what cute bags.

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  45. Happy birthday, how nice to give a gift on your birthday. Very cute bag!

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  46. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

    LOVE THE BAGS HAVE A GREAT DAHY


    RUBY

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  47. Happy Birthday Laura! Here's to many more, Cheers ~ Thank you for all your lovely designs and for your thoughtfulness to share your new bags, xoxo Briggie

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  48. What great bags! Happy birthday!!! (I'm WordLily on Rav.)

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  49. Very cute! Can't help but love the fabrics. Happy birthday from a fellow March birthday! alcbrooks on Ravelry

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  50. Happy Birthday! LOVE the bags. (I'm LCUBED on Rav.)

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  51. WOW...you are so talented and generous! Happy Birthday. (MMahoney on Rav.)

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  52. Did someone say Spring? Happy Birthday! What a cute bag. Thank you.
    billandsmoke on rav.

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  53. Bonjour et Bon Anniversaire from Fontainebleau !
    This cute little bag is just the one you can put the skein inside, hang on your arm, and then you can knit walking.
    Thank you for the give-away.
    Elisabeth.

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  54. I have one k toted project bag and would love, love, love another!! Happy Birthday Laura!

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  55. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday! What a great bag and love the fabric. karencreates on rav.

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  57. Happy Birthday! That's the cutest fabric.

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  58. Happy Birthday! And thanks for the link to the pattern. I've not seen such a bag before and I love the concept. Now to see if I can find a sewing machine to borrow.

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  59. Many happy returns on your birthday.

    Luv your site and appreciate the link to the pattern. Of course, it would be really, really nice to win the completed bag.

    Mahalo.

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  60. Happy birthday! I love the bag.

    Knitterlydesigns on ravelry

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  61. Laura--Happy, happy birthday! These bags are great! Love the fabrics--course I admire all things Laura!! Cea

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  62. Have a very happy birthday!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win a bag. So lovely of you.

    Love my Mudra cuff! Get so many compliments on it!

    ellenronnie on ravelry

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  63. Love the bag, I'd love to win - but in a way I did - cos you linked the pattern. So either way - I will have a bag :D

    Hope you're having a great day. Come back up to Canada!!!

    Wendy B-F on facebook :D

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  64. Happy birthday!

    Love the bags! I have some fabric I've been meaning to turn into project bags and will add that pattern to my list of ones to try. Thanks for the link (and for the chance to win one already made)

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  65. Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day full of love!

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  66. I love the bags! I've been trying to knit one but I am not having much luck. It's felted and it's endless knitting. I'd much rather when the one you made?!?! Have a great birthday!

    Tammy
    Tamayaya

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  67. Happy Birthday! Love your designs. And thanks for sharing.

    Candybar on ravelry

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  68. Happy Birthday Laura!
    I can always use another bag and these are adorable.

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  69. So Cute; I Love it! Happy Birthday!

    StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

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  70. Happy Birthday! Mine was Sunday, and I live near Ithaca too. One of these days I hope to meet you and tell you in person how much I like your designs.

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  71. Love the bag! Can you share the pattern source? I'd love to make one (if I don't win, of course!).

    Happy Birthday!

    I'm pretty sure you know how to find me, but just in case ..
    handcrafter50 on Rav

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  72. Adorable, and one can never have too many project bags!

    Ravelry name: MeanderingHome

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  73. Happy Birthday! and happy sewing mojo! These are adorable and the fabrics are perfectly chosen.

    lindaran (on rav)

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  74. Happy birthday, Laura! You're an Aries like me! Thank you for your gorgeous designs that combine knitting and beads -- my favorite!

    KungFuKnitterMom on Ravelry

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  75. Happy birthday Laura! I have enjoyed my Craftsy class with you and am looking forward to Juego!

    Sandina1 on Ravelry

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  76. Dear Laura!
    A very Happy Birthday again from me!
    I wish you the best for the next year in your life with working on your book and thinking of great new designs for us!

    Thank you for your ideas and inspiration with what you are doing!

    I love your KALS, mystery or not because you are a magnet to phantastic, interesting knitters and you always cheer me up with your great sense of humour!

    Looking very much forward to JUEGO!

    Have the best day!

    Andrea (Lakshmi07)

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  77. Love your new bag. I hope you have had a wonderful birthday!! Can't wait till we start the JUEGO. I am trying to squeeze in time to knit all the necklace kits I purchased before I found your Juego.

    CharP

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  78. Happy Birthday! I hope you get something special. Add me for the give away in honor of your birthday. MDeborah53@aol.com

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  79. Oh pick me, pick me. AND....Happy Birthday.

    Leaner (Rav)

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  80. Happy Birthday, Laura! Thanks for the pattern link--very cute, going to check out the pattern now.
    Twistedstitching on Rav

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  81. How did you know that I need a new project bag! You know, I have this new MKAL starting on April 12th, and I've decided to do 2 of them, because I'm crazy like that, but anyway, I'm out of project bags! (Can you say too many WIPs?) So this will come in cry handy! Thank you! ;)

    Jan Hicks (JanHicks on Ravelry, because I know that would have been hard to figure out. ;))

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  82. Lovely bags! And what a great idea - even if I don't win one, I should buy one for sure. Or maybe sew it? I'm not a great seamstress, but my 9 yo daughter recently went to sewing summer camp - I wonder if she can help me. :-)

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  83. Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day! Cute bags - thanks for the chance to win one!
    Robin54 on rav

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  84. Happy Birthday! What a fantastic contest. I am TripletMom on Ravelry or email me at amy(dot)j(dot)godfrey@gmail.com.

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  85. Happy birthday! I hope your day is fantastic. :)

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  86. Happy birthday. I'm patiently? Waiting for Jeugo to start. Love the bag

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  87. Happy Birthday! If you see my sewing mojo would you please send it along?

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  88. This is the 'Birthday Song' that my mother sang to me while I was growing up and that I sing to my children every year:
    Today is a birthday, I wonder for who
    I know it's for someone who's right in this room
    So look around you for somebody who
    Is smiling and happy,
    By golly it's you!
    Happy Birthday Laura from all of us to you
    Happy Birthday Laura from all your family too
    We congratulate you and wish all the best for you
    Happy Birthday Laura
    May all of your best dreams come true!

    Happy Birthday, special lady!
    Donna Hayes

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  89. Happy happy birthday!!! What a lovely giveaway - thank you!

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  90. Happy, happy birthday and many healthy returns! This bag is adorable and as a new knitter, I'd love to have a cute project bag featuring sheep that look so much like the ones I raise!
    RossFarmFibers on rav

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  91. Vasiliki StarbornMarch 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Happy Birthday! One can never have too many bags

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  92. Happy Birthday Laura. I think that you are even more awesome now that I know that you share my sewing addiction. Your bags are beautiful. It would only be better if we lived close enough to have a crafting day together (I'm in Western Australia).

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  93. I don't even care if I win, I just think it's awesome you're not asking for likes or shares. *thumbs up*

    Enjoy your birthday!

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  94. Happy Birthday, and what a cute bag! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

    Sandie at KnitzyBlonde dot com

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  95. Wishing you a great day and a fabulous year to follow!!! Love the bag the chicks and sheep are adorable =D
    Sandinmysocks on Ravelry

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  96. HBD. Love the fabric and the bags. Have to check out the fabric line. So cute. L

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  97. oops forgot the contact lmarcario@yahoo.com

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  98. So adorable! And you're multi-craftual - I love it!
    sassykrafty on Ravelry

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  99. Happy birthday! Great looking bag!
    kathyg on Rav

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  100. Happy Birthday Laura, Hope it is a wonderful one. Wonderful bag, such fun. Brings back many memories. Love all your designs and wonderful spirit!
    carlylekid on ravelry

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  101. Happy birthday! Great idea... Share it with sheep.
    Lisatoo on rav

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  102. Happy Birthday Laura! Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating! Love the bag.

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  103. I love this type of bag!

    Amber- gibbles83 on ravelry

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  104. Happy birthday! Can't wait for your mystery KAL to begin - see you on Ravelry!

    Dawn
    dmooradi at yahoo dot com

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  106. Happy Birthday Laura. Sewing is such a great diversion from knitting, once in a while. I love the bag.

    Ravelry ID: ONEDAYDESIGNS

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  107. Happy Birthday to you!
    What a lovely bag, perfect for my hen-keeping daughter who has now decided to learn to knit socks like her Mother does.

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  108. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day.
    cathi3217@yahoo.com

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  109. Happy birthday! I admire your creativity! czsknits on ravelry

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  110. Happy birthday! Love the bag! auroraravels on Ravelry

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  111. Great job on the bag! May you have an even better year than last year.
    lotsofhermies on Rav

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  112. Laura, Happy Birthday! These bags are darling. The design is very similar to the knitted and felted Lucy bag. I would love to win one! jeanneftc on ravelry.

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  113. Thanks for the entry Laura! That is so nice of you to share! I hope you had a great birthday!
    ~Jarmuz on Ravelry

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  114. Happy Birthday Laura - this is adorable - hirsheybolt on Ravelry

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  115. Happy Birthday!

    -ctjennifer on Ravelry

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  116. I love that fabric.
    fitterknitter on Ravlery

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  117. Cindy, Lakeland FL. Thank you for gifting us on your special day! It is beautiful.
    scgil2 on Ravelry

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  118. Have a happy Easter! I know I don't have to, but I'll look you up on Instagram anyway :-)

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  119. Cute bag--thanks for the chance to win it!

    Carol--ceejay on Rav

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  120. Happy Birthday! You definitely have your sewing mojo back, I don't think it ever left! I absolutely love the fabric choices, and I am a city girl who loves chickens, & pigs, etc. I don't know if you ever read the book or saw the Warner Bros. movie "Flipped" but they talk about hens vs. chicken, etc. It's a great story (and my son is in it)! If I happen to win, you can get in touch with me at emvyknits@yahoo.com

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  121. Wonderful!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

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  122. Happy Birthday! I love the bag, the pattern and fabric which I need to add to my stash.

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  123. Very cute! Hope you had a great and happy birthday!

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  124. I was so disappointed I missed a chance at this cute bag and I just saw your reminder on Twitter. I was thinking today was Saturday! Yay for getting in on the giveaway and yay for still having a whole weekend ahead of me!

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  125. Happy Birthday! Everyone needs a Thneed, right?

    -ABitterKnitter (Rav)

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  126. Happy Birthday! This bag is adorable! Thank for the chance to win it. You are very talented!

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  127. Wow, I was going to write what Jenn did, the bag IS adorable!

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