Fabric Bucket: Zakka Handmades + Book Giveaway

7.17.2013

[Thank you to all who entered! This book giveaway is now closed.]

Can't resist a storage container made out of fabric.  They just go hand in hand.  I'm so happy to be a part of the Zakka Handmades blog tour today.


Zakka Handmades: 24 Projects Sewn from Natural Fabrics to Help Organize, Adorn, and Simplify Your Life is a book of beautiful and useful things to sew written by Amy Morinaka.  Amy is the blogger behind Chick Chick Sewing.  I've always admired Amy's work.

I chose to make the large size Fabric Bucket.  And it's big!  Like Amy suggests in the book, it would be great to give as a set (there are both medium and large sizes included in the instructions).  I would think a bucket like this would be a welcome gift to anyone.  I'm kind of envisioning a great wedding shower gift here, just fill it up with towels!

She indicates using pre-quilted fabric for the bucket lining, which I would have loved to have used, but didn't have any on hand.  It would be a really nice and quick method towards making a really durable bucket, love that!  Instead I did mine the little bit longer route and quilted the exterior pieces instead.  I *almost* used them as directed as the lining, but decided it would get more use this way.


















































[Amy does a great job of giving tips and has many user friendly diagrams!]

Book: Zakka Handmades: 24 Projects Sewn from Natural Fabrics to Help Organize, Adorn, and Simplify Your Life
Fabrics:
Linen from Fabric-store.com
Premier Prints Polka Dot from fabric.com
Handles: Architextures and cotton twill tape for fun.

Thanks Amy for having me! Check out the other blog hop posts:
6/24/13 - Kerry verykerryberry (interview post)
6/26/13  Jeni In Color Order
6/28/13 Sachiko Tea Rose Home 
7/1/13 – Amber One Shabby Chick
7/3/13 – Kristen Feeling Stitchy
7/5/13 – Hiromi Harujion Design
7/8/13 – Amy nanaCompany
7/10/13 – Lisa and Sarah A Spoonful of Sugar
7/12/13 – Mette Erleperle 
7/15/13 – Sarah and Rachel Roxy Creations
7/17/13 - Anna Noodlehead (you're here!)


If you'd like a chance to win a copy of Zakka Handmades (trust me, you have much better luck at winning this book than you do winning any lottery, so save your $1 and leave a comment) please leave a comment!
  • Open to US entries only please.
  • Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it's up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too!
  • One winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway closes Saturday, July 20th

305 comments :

  1. Would be happy to add this book to my library...so many tempting projects!

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  2. These giveaways are open only for US entries so I bought this book :) all project are really awesome, I already made matryoshka key cover and finished kotori pouch right now :)

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  3. Love that basket! The book looks like it's full of great ideas and I am ALWAYS looking for new things to make as gifts! :) gpc490[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. Love the bucket, and love the book! Both would make great additions to my craft room :)

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  5. Your bucket and the book look fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win. clancyreeves@att.net

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  6. eeeek!!! LOVE the bucket... love the idea of making storage with all the fabric i have!! i love the way you paired something natural and neutral with the polkas!

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  7. que pena que solo sea para US. Tiene muy buena pinta!

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  8. Would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks!

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  9. Gorgeous fabric choices! I love this, and would love to win the book so I can make about a dozen!

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  10. That would be perfect for holding baby blankets! melody.griffin92 [at] yahoo.com

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  11. I love this book! e[dot]chesebrough[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. Every project I've seen from this book has been adorable. Thanks for the opportunity!
    mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

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  13. Beautiful projects from this book! Love the bucket!

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  14. Would love to have a copy of this book! Love seeing all of your ideas and projects!!! kmw58 at aol dot com

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  15. What a nice looking book! Enter me please :)
    ameliabarnaby(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I've had to put myself on a strict craft book buying limit but it doesn't count if I win one! This book looks great.

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  17. The book looks beautiful! I would love a copy... I can think of a million things to do with the bucket alone, I can't wait to see the other projects in the book.

    dellamariemoses(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Yes, I would like to win this, please! :) annesaprons@gmail.com

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  19. I love all the fabric storage you make! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sarah
    sshuttrbugg at aol dot com

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  20. Love the fabric for the bucket! Would love the book!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  21. Adorable projects waiting to be made!

    kambrogi at Comcast dot net

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  22. Love the fabrics you chose!
    leighlaurelstudios at gmail dot com

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  23. I would love to have this book.
    carolcross10@bellsouth.net

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  24. I love your basket! I'm a sucker for a polka dot lining.
    mommyinvt(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Debbie
    Your fabric bucket is SO CUTE,especially the polka dot lining. If I won the Zakka Handmades book,the first thing I would make is this "Fabric Bucket";you can use it to hold numerous items.

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  26. Love making homemade storage solutions! This basket is adorable!
    Alisiadomer@gmail.com

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  27. thanks for the chance...
    sewandsowlife (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. Totally dig it. eirecolleen757(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Looks like a fun book...the baby shoes are adorable. malilies(at) gmail.com

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  30. This book looks lovely. thanks for the chance to win. quilterinthegap at outlook dot com

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  31. Love this container and the fabric you chose with the polka dot lining is wonderful!
    Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!
    elsa dot hart at gmail dot com

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  32. I've had my eye on this book! love your bucket

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  33. Looks like a lot of great projects to make. Love the bucket.

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  34. Hannah rmhlr@hotmail.com
    Yes, I would love to make a fabric bucket!! How cute:)!

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  35. Your fabric choices are always amazing!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    beckygreene10 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. Beautiful basket! lisaandmariahcreations [at] gmail [dot] com

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  37. The fabric buckets are great, I would love to win the book so I can make some for my new house!
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  38. Gosh, I'd love to try my hand at projects from this book! Thanks for the opportunity, Anna! :) meandelnaATgmailDOTcom

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  39. The projects in this book look terrific! I like doing small projects between quilts! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  40. this looks like a fabulous book -- thanks for offering this giveaway
    karma.willow.designs(at)gmail.com

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  41. I have been threatening to make baskets for weeks. Winning means no more excuses. :)

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  42. Love your bucket! Such great fabric choices!

    rachelnels (at) gmail

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  43. great bucket! i thought at first glance that your washcloths were handknitted. :-) it would be a fantastic house-warming gift for sure.

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  44. Oh I love you fabric bucket...this book looks like it has so many great projects in it! Thanks for the opportunity. bailjane(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. Love that fabric bucket! Have been eyeing that book and would like to try some or all the projects if I were so lucky :)

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  46. this looks like such a fun fabric bucket to make. I'd love to win the book thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  47. I love that bucket! That pencil case looks like something I might like to make too. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  48. I love your divided basket, this one looks like fun.

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  49. What a fun and practical way to display items, and use up my stash. Hope I win!

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  50. I love all of your tutorials especially the zipper pouch. I've begun the project using this new waterproof fabric I found. Thanks for the giveaway.
    jacqueline.strand@sfcollege.edu

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  51. I love the bucket you've made. It has sold me on the Zakka Handmades book! I'm going to hold out until the 20th hoping to win it. :) Thanks.
    ta[dot]comeaux[at]cox[dot]net

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  52. Thank for the giveaway! That bucket would be very useful in every room of my house!

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  53. Great bucket. The book looks like a winner.

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  54. Love the bucket would be perfect for yarn.

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  55. Love the bucket - looks like it would hold a lot of legos.

    Thanks for the giveway!

    raddness@gmail.com

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  56. Cute looking projects! Would love to make some of these!

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  57. how great for organizing! would love a bunch of these for toys! monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo

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  58. I love your bucket, the polka dots are cute! Thanks for the chance to win :) My email is on my profile
    Linda

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  59. Your basket is great! I love all the Zakka books. Thanks!

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  60. That's such a cute bucket! I love totes like that for my knitting!

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  61. New friend, Jenny here. Bookmarked your blog today and let's try my luck at this giveaway! :-) Have a bountiful day!!

    Jennymbryant@gmail.com

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  62. What fun, thanks for the chance to win :)

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  63. My kids would love to turn that bucket into a robot. I would love to make them some.

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  64. I love this book so much! I keep hoping I win it at one of the blog stops. I love your bucket. It's so cute. The quilting looks very nice.

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  65. I live overseas but it just so happens that I'm traveling to the US in a few days so count me in please :).

    Love that basket, great style and choice of fabrics.

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  66. Great bad. I love the fabric you choose

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  67. I would love to win this. Thanks for hosting!

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  68. Since I bought your divided basket pattern I've had such fun making little hold-alls like this. And you can't really have too many of them...
    Bethany, sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

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  69. Very cool....thanks so much!

    tcrowley122 at hotmail dot com

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  70. Terrific project- the projects in the books seem like they would keep me busy.

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  71. As always you have a lovely giveaway!! labellacoloriATgmailDOTcom

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  72. This book is on my wish list ! I love this bucket, your fabric is great.

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  73. what a fun looking book! love your fabric bucket!

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  74. Just the bag I've been looking for! I have a baby shower next month and would love to make this bag to fill it up with lots of other handmade goodies! I would love to win this book. smmccall[at]gmail [dot]com

    Thank you...

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  75. Now that I have a child, I understand the usefulness of buckets like this. Love your fabric choice, as usual!

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  76. That bucket is fabulous! I would love to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway. (My email is in my Blogger profile.)

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  77. I love it! my email is sara [at] aliceandlois [dot] com
    Thanks!

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  78. What a fun book! The Bucket came out great! Who doesn't need more storage. jenn.barclay@gmail.com

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  79. I would love love love that book! It looks really cool. Cute basket that you made!!!

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  80. Looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to win a new zakka book! Hi from Green Bay!

    I'm bookie1510(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  81. Your bag is so cute and very functional! I love it :)

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  82. What a beautiful book! I love this fabric bucket in the beautiful gray fabric.

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  83. LOve all the fabric storage containers you make! I need to try my hand at some soon--I bought the fabric and everything!

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  84. Your fabric bucket looks beautiful. Would love to win a copy of the book.

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  85. I love that bucket! Beautiful! The book looks great too!
    Aesprouse at gmail dot com

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the projects from this book I've been seeing. wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  87. Very useful! Looks like there are a ton of cute projects in the book.

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  88. Love your bucket! Would love to win this book. Thanks!
    courtneysews at gmail dot com

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  89. This book looks like it has some adorable projects that I would love to try.

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  90. Very cool--I love the fabrics you chose. I'd SO love to have this book.
    sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  91. This book looks really interesting and your basket is super cool!

    txstarla (at) gmail (dot) com

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  92. love this book...great projects great inspirations xo

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  93. I could make so many of those baskets! stejill(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. HI! SUCH A NEAT BOOK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  95. I love those baskets!! mianpian [at] live [dot] com

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  96. This book looks like a lot of fun! I love the basket you made, and certainly need something easy (I'm lucky to sew a straight line- but want to learn more!)

    kaitlin.j.86@gmail.com

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  97. Thanks for all your super looking stuff...I love the black poke dot fabric inside the basket! I realy need this book...so many cute items to make! I'm inspired!

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  98. Any type of fabric bucket is irresistible!!

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  99. This book looks fantastic! And I adore the buckets you made!

    Fingers crossed!

    hello (at) sewbon (dot) com

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  100. So many great ideas in this book. The bag that you made is very classic and usable. I think that I need to make one.
    natasha dot poteraj at gmail dot com

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  101. Great bag! I would love to win the book!
    gailxs@hotmail dot com

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  102. This book sounds like a lot of fun!

    mictsu613[at]gmail[dot]com

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  103. This book looks lovely. Candyapplemayhem(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. Have never won a give-away. Hope this changes it :)

    The book looks wonderful.

    theprintlover[at]gmail[dot]com

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  105. Awesome basket! Love the raw-ness look and the touch of Architextures on the handles!

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  106. Would love the book! Contact(at)mpdesignsjewelry.com

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  107. Wonderful job with the bucket! I love the fabric you used!
    christine81474(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. Love the book....the projects are lovely.

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  109. I would LOVE to win this book!! ppousson at gmail dot com

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  110. I love the look of this bucket, and I'd love to win the book. creativemoments(dot)cary(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. I love that basket! Thanks for the chance!!

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  112. This looks like a beautiful book. These projects would make beautiful gifts! Thank you! kerry@axley.net

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  113. thrilling.heroics[at] gmail [dot] com

    Thanks for the chance!

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  114. I really enjoy your blog and have made many of you tutorial items...thank you.
    debfaber(at)verizon(dot)net

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  115. thanks for the chance! andreachang1220[at]gmail[dot]com

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  116. So much zakka art to love and inspire. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  117. I'd love to add this book to my library. Thanks for participating in the tour.

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  118. I would very much like to win this book and then promptly lock myself in the laundry room where I do my sewing and not come out until I make at least one over every project in the book...unless I run out of coffee and chocolate first, then I'd come out to replenish my stash then I'd resume the sewing:) Thanks for a chance to win such an awesome book!
    amb26165(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. I would love to win a copy of this book. thanks for hosting.
    robindemaree(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  120. The projects on the cover alone convince me I want this book!

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  121. It looks like an interesting book. I'm still new to sewing, so I can use all the help I can get!
    hkruegs (at) gmail(dot)com

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  122. That looks like a really great book! margoburton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. Love the simplicty of the designs - simple, beautiful and functional.

    thanks for the chance to win!!

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  124. I'd love to win this book! Please pick me!! :D

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  125. I would love some fabric buckets! This book would be a great addition to my collection!!

    brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

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  126. El libro es perfecto por moi!
    simpson_luanne@yahoo.com

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  127. What a fun book! I hope I win!

    correne (underscore) johnson (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  128. I LOVE the cloth "basket" that would look so cute on a toilet in a guest bath! Thanks for the chance to enter

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  129. Love it! Thanks for te giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at) sbcglobal(dot)net

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  130. i love this! i am new to sewing and have several patterns set aside to make this type of item to organize my crafting supplies in my new crafting room. lesleyana1@yahoo.com

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  131. Love the bucket! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Kellidmcd at yahoo

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  132. I love your bucket! This book looks great, thanks for the giveaway!
    kellenehunter (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  133. Beautiful and elegant. Love all of these. msmaf (at) ymail (dot) com

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  134. I would love the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. Such fun options to try...Thanks for the giveaway.
    juneil (at) juno (dot) com

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  136. Adding this book to my wish list, but would love to just go ahead and win a copy!

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  137. Love this!

    jesshaile (at) gmail (dot) com

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  138. this is darling!! it would be great in my guest bathroom!! michellej177(at) gmail (dot) com

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  139. Oh my goodness! I would love to have this!!! Thanks for the chance!
    mandandjohn (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  140. That book looks fantastic - I would love to add it to my sewing library. Thanks for a chance.

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  141. Love your bucket!!!!...Your craftsmanship is perfect. The book looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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      alayna123(dot)com

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  142. Your bucket is just awesome, and the book likes like a lot of fun and inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  143. I would love to win this book. thanks for the opportunity.
    linesmary1@gmail.com

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  144. Beautiful! mariamulfort@gmail.com

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  145. Looks like a really fun book!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! craftnursequilt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. i have been wanting to make one of these giant fabric buckets for a while, yours looks great!

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  147. Love the big bucket. Can't wait to make some for gifts

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  148. What a great book! I added it to may cart at Amazon just in case.

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  149. That bucket looks so useful for toys!

    babytoolkit [at] gmail

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  150. I am in love with this bucket.

    meganshirk@gmail.com

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  151. Great fabric bucket...thanks for a chance to win.
    acmfrey@aol.com

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  152. I looooove fabric buckets and would looooove to make more of the stuff from this book!!

    kat.j.mac[at]gmail[dot]com

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  153. Can't wait to get a copy of this book! And I love the idea of making these are gifts. I have lots of friends getting married and buying their first homes recently so this may become my go to housewarming gift.

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  154. This looks like another great book that I *need*. How about just it it to me so I don't have to go buy it? Because you know I'M GOING TO now that I've seen your lovely basket ;-)

    PS - do you know of any online shops that are or will be selling your Super Tote paper pattern? Thanks!

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  155. Storage baskets--just what I need.

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  156. Looks like such a great book!! Crossing my fingers!!

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  157. Lovely! I'm always a sucker for fabric buckets and baskets. :)
    Genevieve

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  158. I so much wants to make this and win the book!

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  159. Fabulous bucket, and I would LOVE to win the book!

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  160. What an awesome looking book and just as I was eye-balling the craft area for a clean up too.
    suebradfordedwards(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  161. i've been admiring all the fabric baskets that bloggers are making and would love to know how to make my own. thanks for the chance!
    omamclaughlin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  162. Super cute rendering of the bucket! I love the look of this book!
    serenakate at gmail dot com

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  163. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  164. Love this bucket! Since I can't afford to buy this fabulous book I am entering my name in your lottery! Thanks! nickie[dot]g[at]gmail[dot]com

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  165. The bucket is adorable and you're right, it would be a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing it with us and of course, thanks for the giveaway!

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  166. Oh my gosh! I would love to win that beautiful book!!! xoxo

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  167. Ooh, I will definitely have to make a big bucket. I love the way you quilted the outside of yours!

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  168. Love this project!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  169. Great basket! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  170. All your projects are enviable...you're inspiring!

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  171. This book looks amazing!!

    dandelionsandlace@gmail.com

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  172. This looks like such a great book. Thanks for the chance...and great job on the bucket!

    elizabeth
    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  173. I would love to try this! Hope I am the winner. kwiklip at yahoo dot com.

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  174. Bucket/basket is very handy!!!! Book is a lovely giveaway!! Thanks.

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  175. Great baskets, can always use a new one for fabric storage. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway
    dianacarofano(at) gmail (dot) com

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  176. I've been wanting to make a fabric basket! Love the one you made!

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  177. Love the basket and would love to win this book.

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  178. This looks adorable! I can think of a dozen uses just in my home. Then add gifts and the office, OH MY!

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  179. I have been wanting this book!
    Pat
    azzuri9@aol.com

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  180. I never win any of your giveaways but I would love to have this book. I just love the storage ideas and I am ready to start! Thanks anyway

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  181. I love fabric buckets (what a cool way to organize your stuff!) but have never tried to make them. Thanks for the chance to learn how!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  182. Love the baskets you made. The book looks like it has great patterns in it.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Moejgreer@gmail.com

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  183. Anna, Amy book is so Asian modern and cool. I love zippy containers and fabric, boxes and bins, it looks like a tote as well. It brings to mind my twitter name cleanirnize- to clean and organize at the same time, women can do this the ize freaks men out.............susanasaw@yahoo.com

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  184. I would dearly love to win this book. I am so into organizing...NOT! So I actually need this book. I really like the round container. fayzer2@cox.net

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  185. I would love to win this book so I am keeping my fingers crossed. :) Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!

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