Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Giveaway!

My very first giveaway!


Sew, Mama, Sew! is having a giveaway day, and I don't know if I got in on time or not (if not, I'll try to stick myself in their twitter feed), but, either way, here's my prize:



A little blank book, coptic-bound in purply-pink thread, with purple covers and silvery endpapers.
(EDIT: my husband says it's not purple, it's pink on the covers... I'm not good with colors, but I think he's right.)


It's not absolutely perfect, so my perfectionist self won't let me sell it, but it's really quite nice and good for a giveaway! It may not be sew-ish, but it is sewn with needle and thread, lack of fabric notwithstanding... and the sew-ish people can use it to jot down pattern ideas :)



To win, leave any comment at all below. Open until next Monday morning.
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156 comments:

  1. I don't suppose I qualify. :-)

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  2. Of course you do! And delivery would be easy!

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  3. put me in the drawing. I would love to win!!

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  4. It looks like a wonderful little book, pretty perfect I think!

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  5. I love the name of your blog, and I absolutely LOVE the gorgeous purple book you're giving away! I sooooo hope I win! :-)

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  6. Amanda (Yehudim@aol.com)May 27, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Beautiful! Please enter me!

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  7. This is really gorgeous! Thanks for the chance:)
    christinbanda(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  8. Lovely!! the pages and colour, looks really nice, thanks for the chance to win this!
    I´m attendind a class on how to bind books and it´s so much fun!
    la.lavinia@gmail.com

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  9. I would love to win this! Thanks.

    heathervanhoof[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. looks good to me.
    {wood.angi@gmail.com}

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  11. It's beautiful! Reminds me so much of my sister who doesn't go anywhere without her journal. If I happen to win, this will definitely go to her. THanks! (markusandemily@hotmail.com)

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  12. Beautiful!

    kdc63119@yahoo.com

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  13. I love it. I never have enough notebooks to jot things down in.

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway. Nice book.

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  15. Oh how wonderful!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. can never have too many notebooks. very cute!

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  17. This would make a lovely quilt log!

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  18. I just love blank books, but this one is really gret !

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  19. It is cute, I can think of a great use for it!

    I hope to see you at my blog, entering my giveaway:)

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  20. What a nice journal! I would love a chance to win it. I never seem to have paper around when I need it!

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  21. What a lovely book! Great job!

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  22. What a great book! My daughter is an art major and always looking for cute books for her handbag so she can always have something to draw on!

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  23. Handmade books are the best books!

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  24. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! You can enter for my giveaway at

    http://ratherbecrafting.blogspot.com

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  25. I think the book is so cute and would LOVE to have it. (Purple is my favorite color...good choice!!) :)

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  26. The best thing about giveaway day is visiting all the blogs and seeing what folks are making. :)

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  27. This is a very cute book, my daughter would love it.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, if I am the lucky winner, you can contact me through my website www.radseams.com.

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  28. Please enter me in the draw, and don't forget to enter mine... :)

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  29. Lovely. thanks for the chance.

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  30. Love the notebook, way to go you first giveaway! It is fun huh!

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  31. Oh please enter me into your gorgeous giveaway!!!

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  32. Cool book....

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  33. This is lovely! Really lovely. Please enter me! thanks!

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  34. I just love the name of your blog and hope to win

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  35. Fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jodie
    Jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. This looks nice! Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    Cassie Driver
    cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I think it looks like a perfect notebook.

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  38. It's beautiful! Count me in please..

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  39. How pretty! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  40. Very nice! I could put this notebook to use. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  41. Please count me in I love the paper you've used.

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  42. aww super cute. *crosses fingers*

    www.mpaisley.etsy.com

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  43. What a darling idea book. I need something to jot down all the crafty ideas I have.
    Anna S.

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  44. Hmmm purple... yum!! we're having a give away too!!

    xo Steph

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  45. I love little notebooks like this! I keep one in my purse for jotting down ideas and inspirations.

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  46. Wow what a fantastic item to be giving away. I lurve the purple.

    Hope i win.

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  47. Oh, wow! I love this little book!

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  48. I just love it! lol...just read Darcy and yours comments! lol
    Count me in!

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  49. I need a new notebook! I will wait until after the giveaway before going to buy one ;)

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  50. Love it! Count me in

    shay at nathyoung dot com

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  51. Please count me in for your giveaway

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  52. That is lovely -- and I'm almost out of pages in my current journal. Count me in!

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  53. Cute... My daughter would love it!

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  54. That's a beautiful book! I've always been interested in bookbinding, but have never done it myself. You're an inspiration!

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  55. oh and purple is my favourite colour!

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  56. Very pretty! If it were perfect, it wouldn't be handmade, in my opinion.

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  57. I love this! So sweet for writing funny things my children do or say!

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  58. I LOVE notebooks, and I LOVE this one! Wow. Send it my way PLEASE!

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  59. I'm with you about being a perfectionist, but it looks awesome!

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  60. It looks great!

    I'm also having a giveaway and hosting a fat quarter swap. Come on by :)

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  61. It looks perfect to me!

    simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I really like it!

    gordandalisa(at)gmail.com

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  63. What a beautiful book. I would love to use it as a journal for my daughter. I try to keep a journal for both my kids and at least write in it once a month with funny/cute/important things they do so they can read it when they get older.

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  64. lovely little book!
    Thanks for offering a giveaway!

    June
    http://www.RubyJunes.com
    rubyjunes @ verizon . net

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  65. That book is wonderful! I would keep it on my desk to jot down inspiration whenever it struck (I often find myself searching for paper or scribbling on the back of bills and receipts)

    heidig@gmail.com

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  66. I've been interested in Coptic binding... sign me up... and teach us how to do it!

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  67. Love it! My daughter would love to have this to take to writer's camp this summer!

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  68. I love handmade books, thanks for the giveaway!

    sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

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  69. Pretty book! I would love to win!!

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  70. Oh this is lovely. It would make a fabulous journal - thank you for the chance to enter.

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  71. I think this is beautiful, and would make the perfect journal!

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  72. What a great journal! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

    hootie364@gmail.com

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  73. Very nice! Thanks! izazbz@yahoo.com

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  74. I've always wanted to try sewing a binding this way-but you took the time and effort to do it, and now you are kind enough to offer it as the giveaway. I love journals and paper (and fabric). Thanks very much.
    kathleen

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  75. i love notebooks! and hand-sewn. bliss.

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  76. I think it's really cool! Count me in too, please.

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  77. A journal! Super idea!
    What a great place to sketch my stitches.... www.shawkl.com

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  78. I don't know, that book looks pretty great to me!

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  79. Looks like a cute book. I know I could use it for all the ideas running around in my head :-)

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  80. Thank you for entering me in the drawing for your cute little book. Purple just happens to be my favorite color.

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  81. Wow - what a great giveaway! Thanks!

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  82. love your journal ... i need this ....

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  83. Thank you for the chance to win, the book looks beautiful. I am new here and love seeing all the wonderful items people have made. Now I just need to figure out my talent at creating!

    leitinger4152@gmail.com

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  84. I love handmade notebooks! This one is so cute!

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  85. Oh so cute! I would love this for my daughter in law who is always writing in a journal.

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  86. Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win

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  87. Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. What an AWESOME give-away! My daughter loves to write books! And is hoping to be published. This is perfect for her. Thanks for hosting such a give-away. Please count me in, too.

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  89. It looks absolutely perfect to me, just gorgeous!!! Pick me, Pick me :D

    x Mel

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  90. What a beautiful purple book. Whatever its imprefections they don't show from here ;)

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  91. Ohhhh, I'd love it too please. Please pick me. Sunday is my birthday.

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  92. Purple is my absolute favorite color!

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  93. This is wonderful! I'd love the chance to win it!

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  94. Your book looks beautiful! Thanks for being a part of the giveaway. Have a wonderful day!

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  95. My daughter is obsessed with purple and would absolutely love this - whether I keep it or give it to her.

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  96. My 7 year old is into writing and illustrating stories, I'd love to win it for her.

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  97. beautiful! and were not looking for perfection, jsut wonderful personality and creativity. and you certainly have both! thanks!
    adrianesturgeon(at)whale-mail(dot)com

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  98. I love it, totally up my alley! Love papercrafts & journals like this!

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  99. Wow! This is just perfect. Why's that, I hear you ask? Well, because 1. Purple is my favourite colour; 2. I have a slightly unnatural attraction to notebooks; and 3. I just learnt the coptic stitch, so I heartily admire how much work is in such a beautiful piece!! :-)

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  100. Perfect or not, I really like it, I'd love it to write all my ideas in as they pop into my head.
    Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  101. It is wonderful, very beautifully made.

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  102. That is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. What a sweet little book! I would love to win!

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  104. amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

    alittleteacher@gmail.com

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  105. I love making (and receiving??) handmade books - yours looks very nice.

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  106. Awesome giveaway!

    I'm 8, and I have my own sewing blog. My mom is teaching me to sew. I am also doing a giveaway. So please come and put your name in.

    www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

    My mom is doing the giveaway too. Her blog is www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  107. This is beautiful. I can relate to wanting to only sell absolutely perfect items, it's a constant battle because I know that I'm the only one that knows about a skipped stitch or whatever funky thing I did.

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  108. You make really beautiful books!

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  109. What a lovely giveaway and congrats on winning a giveaway yourself in the previous post. Isn't it fun to be a winner?

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  110. I would love to win your notebook. I'm always looking for paper to jot down ideas or sketch out pattern plans. I can never have enough since my toddler tends to steal it all and draw one line of every page.

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  111. I'm a bookbinder too. Great work!

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  112. I love little "nothing" books to write in...especially when they're as cute as this one! Thanks!

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  113. It's lovely! Great color :)

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  114. I think it's gorgeous! Bookbinding is one of those crafts I've tried, but not gotten heavily into, though I certainly want to. Maybe I'll have to pick up and try again sometime soon.

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  115. sabine(germany) 21 yearsMay 31, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    ^.^ i think its purple hehe

    love the texture.

    biene_87@gmx.de

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  116. This is so beautiful! I'd love to enter. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  117. I use notes for everything, grocery list, book reviews, jot down quilt patterns etc... very cute!

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  118. how cool. I would love to win this !

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  119. oh I love this for jotting down my sewing ideas. I keep a little notepad next to my machine, but it is ugly.

    thanks for participating in the giveaway! As you can see, we all appreciate it!

    sewlittlequilts{at}gmail.com

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  120. I need a pretty blank book to use as a wedding guestbook. I think this could be it!

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  121. Thanks for hosting this giveaway~

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  122. I had trouble posting earlier, so I'm trying again. I wish I knew how to bind a book. What an awesome giveaway. Take care.

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  123. Lovely! Count me in!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  124. Great giveaway. Thank you! I can be reached thru my blog: www.luscofamily.blogspot.com

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