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blog break winners

Here are the winners of my blog break giveaway:

The bag goes to: #307 Kami who said: “I am so happy your back, because I love your blog!, P.S. I have been wanting to make one of these bags for a while now, but winning one would be nice too. :)”

The pattern goes to: #668 Stacey who said: “oh please oh please oh please!! how great :) welcome back! now my daily blog checking is much more complete.”

and last, but not least, the scraps go to: #196 Sara who said: “Would love to win any of the prizes! Glad you’re back :)”
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and entered, it was so fun hearing from all of you!

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trick-or-treat bags

Yes, I already made my girls trick-or-treat bags last year.  One teeny problem, they were gigantic (which will come in quite handy when they get older and want more candy), so I thought I’d make something a little more pint sized. 
I recently had purchased the Jane Market Bag pattern over at Posie Gets Cozy and thought it would be the perfect starting point.  I actually am planning a bunch of Jane Market Bags for Christmas, but we’ll see how far I get!  I simplified and scaled down the pattern to make it more kid sized.  If you’re really curious, the main pieces I used were 12″ wide by 10″ tall. 
Oh, and I couldn’t resist adding some smiling candy corn on the front, just because.
I think this size would make a cute little gift bag, too, so don’t be surprised if you see more in the future!  More Halloween goodness to come, including the girls’ costumes and some decorations. 
The giveaway winners will be announced early tomorrow morning, cross your fingers.  :)
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back with a giveaway!

{Giveaway now closed, thanks to all who entered!}

I’m baaaack!  Hope you didn’t miss me too much, hahaa.  But really, thanks so much for all your kind comments, I appreciated all of them a ton.  I had a really nice break and am really glad to be back.  It actually made me realize it wasn’t that much less work not to blog, so I guess blogging itself really doesn’t take up that much of my time (it’s all that other stuff, ha, like actually sewing, taking pics, etc). 

We had fun playing in leaves,

taking pictures (my new profile pic taken by Natalie),

and enjoying time together.

So as a thank you for hanging out with me…
Here we go:
1st prize:

this lovely runaround bag complete with magnetic snap, zippered interior pocket, and slip pocket
2nd prize:

a runaround bag PATTERN
3rd prize:

a USPS flat rate box filled to the brim with my scraps

How to enter?

  • Please leave one comment, include your email address so I can contact you when you win!
  • One entry per person.
  • Giveaway ends Friday, October 29th.
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taking a little break and some questions

Just want to let you know I’m going to be taking a bit of a blog break until next week.  Time to relax and try and enjoy what’s left of nice weather here in the midwest.

I also want to spend some much needed time with my husband.  Just need to reconnect.

And so you don’t leave me forever here,  I’ll be back with a giveaway (something I’ve sewn perhaps?).

I also wanted to take time to thank each and every one of you who stops by and leaves nice comments, or just looks at my pictures, buys a pattern. I really enjoy being part of a large community of friendly people! 

One last thing, I’d love to hear your opinions.  What do you like about my blog? or dislike? Wish I would do more of something? Less of another?  Sick of seeing pillows?  I also wanted to ask if you like it when I reply to your comments, I really try to most of the time, but as you all know, time is very precious. Or do you wish I would just stop by your blog more often? Or just leave a note and tell me what’s up!

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