Monday, December 12, 2011

Would you like a 241 Tote? Giveaway Day begins.

241 Tote

Welcome to Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day. I am giving away this 241 Tote, which I made from the pattern by Anna Graham at Noodlehead. It is made from Amy Butler fabrics that were in my stash.

241 Tote

The inside features a large pocket and a snap closure. I had a lot of fun making this tote and I recommend the pattern.

241 Tote

My name is Leanne and welcome to my blog. I hope you might take a minute to look around at the quilting projects that I share here. You do not need to follow this blog to enter the contest, but if you like what you see, I would love you to follow along.

241 Tote

It could be hanging on your door handle. If you would like to enter to win this tote you need to leave me a comment on this post. Only one comment per person, please (I will remove extra ones). I plan to relax a lot over the holidays, so please recommend a book or a movie to enjoy while sitting by the fire.

I will draw a random winner after 6 pm on Friday December 16, 2011. If you have not attached an email to your profile, please leave it in the comment. If there is no way to contact you, I will draw again immediately. I am happy to ship anywhere in the world from my home in Canada.

Edited to add: Already I have a bunch of "no-reply" comments. Please add your email to your comment if you are not certain your email address is attached to your profile. If I cannot reach you and you are the winner, I will draw again.

I am also giving away some fabric - Echo by Lotta Jansdotter, so if you have not entered that contest, please click here to do that now. And click the button to go back to Sew Mama Sew so you can enter the rest of the give aways.

Thank you everyone, this giveaway is now closed. The winner is Debra

Enjoy the contest hopping!

Best,

Leanne





422 comments:

  1. Love your version of this tote, Leanne! Great fabrics and that orange lining is fabulous!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the fabrics you picked for this bag.
    I'm not sure if you like Christmas-y movies but I always recommend "Elf" this time of year. But then again, it's one of my favorites! Same with the Christmas Story!

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  3. Wowee I have bought the bag pattern recently but no time to make it - your fabric choices are fantastic! I'd love to hang it on my shoulder! Book to recommend? The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, or anything by him actually! Have a great Christmas.

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  4. Oh these fabrics are great! Love this bag.

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  5. Such a beautiful bag! Thanks for the chance to win it!
    Right now I'm reading the Gift by Cecelia Ahern. It's a cute little Christmas story and a nice fluffy read!

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  6. This is a beautiful bag! I love the fabrics! If you haven't seen The Holiday it's a really cute movie. Or, Shag...it's from the late 80s and is one of my all-time faves. Annabeth Gish and Phoebe Cates...it's great!

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  7. I love the fabrics! Orange is my favorite color :). I recently read the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson which I really enjoyed.

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  8. I love the colors in the fabrics. Good selection.

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  9. Enjoy your relaxing holiday - I recently read and loved The Thirteenth Tale, if you want to check it out. Beautiful bag - thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. I love your fabric choices! My current favorite book is Water for Elephants. And if I were to have a block of time to relax, I would watch Gone with the Wind. You can't go wrong with a classic. :)

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  11. I like your tote a lot. I suggest you a book from Lesley Pearse. It's the last one I read: Never look back

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  12. Beautiful bag! I've been reading '12 by 12' about more simple living and thoughtfulness.

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  13. What a great bag!!! One movie that got 5 stars from us is 'August Rush' - just a really sweet story....

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  14. Lovely giveaway Leanne, the bag looks gorgeous!

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  15. this is a great bag! i really love the movie "dan in real life."

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  16. I love Amy Butler! This bag is so cute. I love the patterns you've picked.

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  17. Lovely giveaway... and I love Polar Express... :)

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  18. Oh yes please Leanne...forming an orderly queue as I type.

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  19. I've seen this pattern a lot lately, would be nice that someone has made one already instead of me having to sew one. Your AB version is very pretty. I don't read so can't help you there, not sure about a movie either except for kids ones like Tangled.

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  20. Boy, a book or movie? I don't really read much other than quick, fun stuff. My latest book was Dallas to New York (or was is New York to Dallas???), one of J.D. Robb's In Death series about a homicide detective in 2060. Sometimes racy with the love scenes, which really makes it all the much more fun. As for movies, I hardly ever see them any more, but I love the Harry Potter series, especially the later ones when they get darker and the kids' acting is better, or the Lord of the Rings series, but I have the directors cuts - highly recommend those.

    Happy vegging!

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  21. This is such a beautiful bag! I would recommend Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb. It's a low key book that my book club is currently reading. I haven't finished it yet, but I am enjoying the read!

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  22. I love the fabrics you chose for this bag - thanks for the giveaway! My movie recommnedation is "Love, Actually" - best holiday feel good movie!

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  23. The bag is gorgeous and I love the fabric!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  24. I am in love with everything about this bag from the style to the fabric. Thank you for allowing me the chance to win.

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  25. I love the color combo on this bag - it would be perfect for one of my good friends.

    My favorite book is the Time Travelers Wife, but if you've already read that, try the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - it's amazing

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  26. Thanks for allowing us the chance to win the bag. I love the fabric selection.

    cox067@gmail.com

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  27. That is a gorgeous bag! Movies - Elf, I just love that Christmas movie, it's a bit wacky and touching all wrapped up in one movie.

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  28. I gotta say, I didn't think I liked Amy Butler's designs but I looove the combination you've used in this bag. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  29. Your tote is really nice I hope it gets to be mine. I am current reading Saving Marriages by Applying Biblical Principles. It is by Dr.'s Edith and Trevor Fraser

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  30. Read Sweet Hush by Deborah Smith! It's a GREAT story, and will be the perfect vacation/relaxing read!

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  31. lovely tote! very pretty fabric combination. wud love to win this;))

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  32. The bag is amazing, I love the fabric you used! I am reading the book Game of Thrones right now and loving it, it's a big series, so it'll keep me busy for awhile, maybe you would like it to?

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  33. Love the fabric choices and design of this tote! Grey & Orange is my favorite color combination right now. It is FANTASTIC!

    Thanks for the giveaways!
    gypsyjolie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Love the fabrics in your tote. I would recommend any of the Celia Ahern books, they are an easy read.

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  35. I'm reading Game of Thrones right now too! I also love Pillars of the Earth - its great if you like historical fiction. The tote is beautiful. If I don't win I may just have to make one for myself!

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  36. What a great idea! I love to read. I recommend: The Mistress of the Art of Death by Arianna Franklin, anything by Jen Lancaster (funny!), Old Man's War by John Scalzi, The Queen's Fool by Phillipa Gregory, The Hunger Games trilogy.

    Enjoy!

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  37. This bag is fabulous! Would love to win it...My book recommendation is "The Outlander" by Gil Adamson. Takes place in the early 20th century about a 19 yr old girl who flees into the Canadian wilderness after killing her husband! Grab yourself a cup of cocoa, a cozy throw and head for the sofa...you won't be dissapointed!

    mynadala(@)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I LOVE the 241 tote pattern, and yours is beautiful. I would love to win it!

    I'm currently reading (well, listening to audiobook, actually...) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and am thoroughly enjoying it. I've read it before, but I'd say probably 10+ years ago.

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  39. If you haven't read the Hunger Game series, do it. Plus they are making the movies of it, so you will have read the book first!

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  40. Beautiful!! Any Karen Kingsbury book is worth reading!!! LOVE her books!

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

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  41. I love the way you combined your fabrics. The contrast is really interesting.

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  42. Great bag, my favorite color being orange!
    I'm reading 'Christine Falls' by Benjamin Black. It's set in the 1950's and, so far, it's good.
    elsadothartatgmaildotcom

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  43. Pride and Prejudice is always one I like to revisit when I'm relaxing.

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  44. Great job on the bag! I have been wanting to try this pattern :)

    A movie I always love to watch over the holidays is Polar Express.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  45. Love the fabrics you used for this bag! Pride and Prejudice is a movie that I like.

    joyfullyhis11atgmaildotcom

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  46. If I had to suggest a movie to watch (and rewatch) for you, I'd say Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. It's short, but super fantastic! Thanks for the great giveaway, and Happy Holidays!

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  47. Cute bag! I love the unexpected combination of fabrics :-) My fireside book recommendation is Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. I read it by a campfire on a long backpacking trip this summer, and it was just lovely. I think my email is connected to this comment, but just in case, it's bookgeekgirl at gmail dot com. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I like relaxing with classics- like Jane Eyre.

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  49. Love the bag! And yay for relaxing by the fire - I love Love Actually during the holidays!

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  50. Fabulous tote, love the fabric!

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  51. Wow love the bag!! I have just read a discovery of witches by deborah harkness - I enjoyed that!

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  52. I love the colors in this. thanks. you do beautiful work

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  53. If you haven't read 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,' it's time. :)

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  54. I love this tote, the subdued colors are beautiful and soothing. Thanks for the generous giveaway. ]

    For relaxing by the fire, I recommend the Jasper Fforde Thursday Next books. They're a blast.

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  55. This is a really lovely bag. I just read the Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and it was great.

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  56. love that bag! please let me win! :) you really should read "pillars of the earth" by ken follett. it is a fantastic book. i really liked the dragon tattoo books also. they were dark, a bit disturbing, but so entertaining!

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  57. Fabulous tote! Love the fabrics.

    I love anything by Debbie Macomber for a nice easy read :)

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  58. Hi Leanne! Your bag is really beautiful! I would be so happy to win!
    x Teje

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  59. First my favourite fabric line and now my favourite tote!!
    I shall be watching 'The King's Speech' this Christmas - one of the best films I've ever seen!

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  60. I had my eye on that pattern for awhile now. I love the fabric choices. Thank you!!!

    Just read The Help. Loved it!!!

    lestra77 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  61. I loved Despicable me and Tangled. And for books I recommend all books by Matt Ruff!

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  62. I loved the book Heaven Is For Real, and it's a quick read :)

    And I love the way you mixed the fabrics for this tote!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. I just finished reading the Drakon series by Shana Abe. It is really good if you like fantasy fiction at all. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I've got the last Harry Potter now on DVD, I might have to have a marathon tucked in with my goodies from the other giveaway post!

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  65. I really like the Hunger Games series. Super fast reading, and easy to find, so that's a plus. Hope i win the bag, it's cute!
    deckerston@aol.com

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  66. I just finished "The Lovers Knot" by Clare ODonahue, and enjoyed it very much. It's light reading, nothing heavy! Your bag is gorgeous - I'd love to give it a new home!

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  67. I would recommend "Ship Fever" by Andrea Barrett. The bag is lovely - I am fond of bags with closures like this one. Gorgeous fabric combination. :)

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  68. That tote is beautiful!! As soon as I saw it, I realized my oldest DD would love it!! Orange is her favorite colour, so she would think this bag is terrific!!

    As for a movie: Well 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' comes out tomorrow, and I went to the theater to see it (twice!!) and really enjoyed it. Granted, I loved the original movie, so really liked to see how it happened!!

    I have not read a good book in awhile so..... the only one I can think of is "The Help" but that is a movie to, so check that one out too!! (I have not seen the movie, but my DD says it's funny)

    Have a great day and Merry Christmas!!! ~Brenda!!

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  69. I love the bag! And my reading recommendation is the Hunger Games. Not especially festive, but a fast and awesome read.

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  70. i love the colors you used!! i'm currently reading the fall of giants by ken follett. it's amazing!

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  71. Gorgeous bag!! It's already been said but 'elf' is the best film this time of year. I'd really recommend reading some Jonathan Franzen or Wally Lamb :)

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  72. You could watch The 10th Kingdom. Its about 4.5 hours long, but so worth it!

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  73. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver is a must-read. I lend it out so often it is never on my bookshelf. It will change how you eat!

    P.S. LOVE your fabric choices in this bag!

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  74. LOVE the tote! I always find myself returning to the Christmas classics... Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town :)
    rdoran1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. i recommend The Liars Club.

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. A really, really, really fab christmas movie is Serendipity. I have watched it so many times its a real feel good film and a lovely sound track too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. I love this pattern !
    I should try it :)

    I'd recommend the movie "Merry Christmas".

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  78. I LOVE the orange - it makes me happy! Very cute bag!!

    I would recommend the book: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

    thanks for the chance to win!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  79. Your bag is gorgeous! I love the fabrics! If you haven't read The Hunger Games yet, make sure you have all three of them before you start. They're that good!

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  80. My Antonia by Willa Cather

    I have this pattern on my short list. I like the fabrics you chose! www.melindajanedesigns.com

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  81. I was going to say Hunger Games, but it seems you've already had that recommendation. The Poisonwood Bible is also very good.

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  82. beautiful bag. We always watch A Charlie Brown Christmas over the holidays. Sorry, I don't have any curl-up-by-the-fire book recommendations! simplybeu@gmail.com

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  83. Ooooh, I love this bag!! Thanks for the chance to win it.

    I just read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - and if you like fast paced books, this one is highly recommended! I also am loving The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. Another good movie is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (and old school musical).

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  85. oh, i do love these 241 totes! and the lining is perfection. thanks for the chance to win ;)

    have you read The Dressmaker of Khair Khana? i really enjoyed that.

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  86. It's not an uplifting holiday movie, but I always love watching the Pianist.

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  87. The entire Hunger Games series! Great! This bag is lovely, thanks for the chance :)

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  88. Lovely bag! Read A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers. It's powerful.

    heidster7@hotmail.com

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  89. What a lovely bag & very generous giveaway! I am a new fan and follower of your blog - thanks to SMS Giveaway Day :) I don't really have the time to read or watch movies much, but I plan to start reading The Hunger Games soon!

    asewingjournal@gmail.com

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  90. Ooo I can recommend 'The Duchess' on DVD - sad but good.

    And 'We need to talk about Kevin' is my favourite book (not for the feint hearted)

    I am also entering the give away, so pop over and say hi

    http://sewasecondchance.blogspot.com/

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  91. Ack! I see it on Flickr and now you're giving it away! Generous.
    I love Francine Rivers books. Clean, uplifting, and sometimes they bring me to tears. Try Redeeming Love from her. It's one I've read a few times, and I usually never read a book more than once.

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  92. It's not a family movie, but "Love Actually" is one of my favorites!

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I really enjoy your work.

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  93. Hi-I love anything by Dorothea Benton Frank-quick reads, great characters!
    Amy
    abcsemartin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. I Love your fabric choices.

    White Christmas is my favorite holiday movie!

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  95. Grab a John Grisham, a glass of white and a warm blankie, get tucked in on the lounge and read the afternoon away ;)

    Your bag is stunning, I LOVE the colour of the lining, a cute lining always makes a bag!

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  96. I just read a bunch of Sarah Addison Allen books, and loved them! Thanks for the giveaway!

    spcase at gmail dot com

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  97. Love the 241 tote! I'm planning on watching four christmas's!

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  98. My favorite Christmas movie at the moment is "The Christmas Card". It's a made for tv movie that is pretty predictable, but I love it anyway. Thanks for offering this beautiful bag giveaway!

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  99. CUTE bag!!!

    A must read book that I would recommend is "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow" By Jessica Day George. WONDERFUL fairytale retelling!! Enjoy your relaxing!! :)

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  100. Love the bag! The orange inside is so fun. Books that I wish I was reading by the fire are The Hunger Game series by Susanna Conway, or the Sig Larson series ("The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" etc.)
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. great fabric picks! I love those outside pockets!!

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  102. Great work, Leanne! It's beautiful made out of those fabrics! As for a book, the one I'm hoping to read over the holiday is The Town the Drowned, by New Brunswick author and quilter Riel Nason.

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  103. I absolutely loved the book Born on a Blue Day. It's a memoir written by a savant with synesthesia. I recommend it pretty much every time anyone mentions books.

    rach.e.bain@gmail.com

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  104. Love this bag!!

    Hmmm...I've read so much lately... My all time favorite is George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series which starts with Game of Thrones. I'm also a huge fan of Jodi Picoult. I also recently read The Thirteenth Tale. It was very enjoyable, the writing was wonderful but it's a nice easy read.

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  105. I love this pattern and I really love the fabrics that you used! I would adore it to hang on my door. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  106. The books of N. Sparks are great. Not that big, and always someting to smile and something to briong you to tears..
    nice Blog. ;)

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  107. Fabulous bag!!! Thanks for the chance!! Anything by Iris Johannsen is great if you enjoy suspense novels...unfortunately I started and finished ALL of her books this year...BLAH!! Time to find another author to worship! :)

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  108. Love it! You should read Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.

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  109. Just gorgeous! I actually just gave away The Princess Bride on my blog not too long ago. Great movie and great book!

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  110. I love this bag!!
    Have you read Kate Atkinson novels? Her protagonist Jackson Brodie is gritty and edgy! Hard to get into, but great storylines which all come together at the end!

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  111. A book for by the fire, huh? Well, do you like children's lit? Hugo Cabret is quite amazing! Even for grown ups! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  112. What a lovely bag! I have to say that Elf is my favorite holiday movie - always good for a giggle

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  113. The fabrics you chose for this bag are great! I have the pattern for Noodlehead's Go Anywhere bag but I've never seen on of her 241 bags in person. I'd absolutely love to win this!

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  114. Lovely bag. Great fabric choices. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  115. I really had a lot of fun reading the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger- a different take on the whole vampire/werewolf thing!

    I LOVE this bag!!

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  116. Jane Eyre is a great snuggle by the fire under a big blanket sort of read :) What great fabric choices on that tote!

    jones.amanda.m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  117. Millennium Trilogy!!! I know that they are such thick books, they will suck you in. Noone will see you for a week!

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  118. Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry. It made me laugh out loud.

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  119. Hiya!
    I recommend "The Time Traveller's Wife", it's such an amazing book! Or, if you're after a classic- "To Kill a Mockingbird". Beautiful!
    Sami x
    a.k.a. made by Sami
    www.madebysami.co.uk
    made_by_sami@hotmail.co.uk

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  120. A must-see for Christmas time is It's a Wonderful Life. Worth watching every year! (but then, I love jimmy stewart!)

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  121. I love this bag! To watch: Dan in Real Life. To read: The Mysterious Benedict Society. It's a young adult book, but it's soooo good!

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  122. Gorgeous version of the 241 Leanne, how generous.
    Enjoy your relaxation!

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  123. Ooh, I love that colour combo, thanks for the chance to win :o)

    As for things to occupy you, I'm aiming to watch The King's Speech on DVD (I saw it at the cinema, I think it's time for a revival)

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  124. Heard THE HELP is a good book. Haven't read it myself yet. Love your bag.

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  125. Wow! I love the bag pattern! Very original!

    I am actually reading and enjoying these two books:

    Hustvedt, Siri. Summer wihtout men.
    Coe, Jonathan. The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim.

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  126. I have been rewatching the Harry Potter films.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  127. Ah cute Leanne. I think you might like the book Goose Girl by shannon hale. Enjoy the holidays!

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  128. Thanks for the chance to win this classy bag! I am currently reading The Happiness Project. It's a good one for thinking about the year ahead and what I would like to do to bring more fun and contentment into my own life.
    woodlandrabbit@yahoo.com

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  129. My favorite movie is Elf. Cracks me up every time!! :)

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  130. This bag is adorable! I love the fabric choice :)

    As for a book rec I would say the Hunger Games series if you haven't read it. It's a very interesting concept and is being made into a movie that comes out next spring!

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  131. I recommend Nativity - Brit film like Love Actually or Notting Hill, but about Christmas!

    Beautiful 241 x

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  132. Love your tote! As far as a book to read - I would highly recommend the Little Britches series by Ralph Moody. I think they were intended for boys - it is a biography of Moody's life - but I fell in love with the series when I read them to my kids.

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  133. What a lovely bag. I adore it.
    My favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and I highly reccommend it to anyone and everyone
    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  134. gorgeous tote - and echo fabric too - what a feast! thanks for the opp.....and a book or a movie - hmmm, i simply can't go past 'love actually' - great movie - so many great scenes - like when emma thomson's character realises the gold necklace isn't for her - lump in throat every time

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  135. What a gorgeous bag - I love the colours and the dash of colour in the inside (a secret pleasure). Thank you for a great giveaway.

    I think you should relax with a book. I recommend going to the library and seeing what you can find. I think there is more treasures in libraries than people think :)

    Marilize
    (marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

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  136. I really enjoy Gil McNeil's books-light reads that are fun. This bag is great. wmslro@msn.com

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  137. You're so generous!! I love this bag and mine is just about worn right out so I'd put it into use pronto!

    I love the movie "Once" for a lovely night in. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  138. I LOVE this bag. Hmm... one of my favorite movies this time of year is Polar Express.

    Thanks for a chance to win :)

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  139. What a wonderful bag. Have a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for the give away.

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  140. i loved moneyball with brad pitt. not sure if it's out on video yet though.

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  141. Beautiful bag, loving the fabric choices. Personally I'm a fan of science and science fiction books, not everyones cup of tea, but my books of choice this Xmas are "A brief history of time" by Stephen Hawking, and the Manifold series of books (Time, Space, Origin) by Stephen Baxter :-)

    loops(at)loop-da-loop(dot)com

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  142. What a beautiful selection of fabrics you used in this bag. Just yummy! Thanks for the chance to win.
    I'm thinking I might re-read the Twilight books this Christmas :)

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  143. What a lovely bag! Perfect fabric choices, too.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  144. "The Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson. Merry Christmas!

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  145. Love, love this bag! I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth. It's a kids' book but it is so great. Thanks!

    Gallyslp at msn dot com

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  146. You blog is lovely! So is the bag. I especially like the orange inside.

    Book...The Help if you haven't read it already.

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  147. I'm not usually a bag person, but that's lovely! Great fabric choice. I recommend Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. Or my dear mother's first book, Snarky and Sweet!

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  148. I am positively drooling over this bag, it is gorgeous. My favorite by the fire movie this time of year is White Christmas.

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  149. Gorgeous, I love this pattern. Thank you for the giveaway!

    lrstitched@live.com

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  150. Eeeee! I love to orange on the inside! Happy Holidays from Austin TX
    lizalma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  151. Leanne, this bag is amazing. If I don't win it I definitely have to make one in similar colors. But I do hope I'll win. I sooo LOVE IT. And, a book for reading? I'm so into quilting and sewing, those are the only books I read now, so I'd go with Scrap Republic. I'm drooling just thinking about all the wonderful projects in it.

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  152. I recommend anything by Laurell K Hamilton

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  153. I love the fabric choices you used for the bag! Such a lovely giveaway.

    I loved the book A Thousand Splendid Suns.

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  154. My favorite holiday movie is Love Actually. I watch it every year! Nice bag! I love the fabric you choose!

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  155. Love that bag. I would recommend The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I was recommended on NPR and it was a great book; it's for kids, but all the same a great read.

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  156. I plan to read The Help...and watch the movie!

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  157. Lovely bag! I really like the fabric combination you used! :) I recommend "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks; it is a very sweet story. Enjoy your holiday season!
    Best,
    Michelle
    daydreambelievershop {at} gmail {dot}com

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  158. Beautiful Bag!
    I just read the Grief of Others by Leah Cohen-a friend of mine..it is a beautiful book.

    lisadpope@yahoo.com

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  159. A beautiful tote! My favourite christmas movie is "Love Actually". However, it is not kid safe - one of the story lines is about a pair of very shy actors meeting and working up the nerve to ask each other out. But they are stand ins for a porn movie (with surprising nudity)
    If you don't mind that bit, its a great watch. I bought a copy and watch it every year.

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  160. I recently watched The Christmas Bunny. It's very cute!

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

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  161. You did a fantastic job on the bag, Leanne. If you haven't read The Help, I also would recommend it. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  162. Love the movie "Love actually!" Christmas time is the perfect season to watch it!

    Ellie
    vanillabeancrafts@gmail.com

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  163. Fantastic tote! I would recommend a book by Miss Read - Christmas at Fairacre is perfect for the season.

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  164. I love the tote! Super cute fabric choices!

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  165. I love the Amy Butler fabric! I made an outfit for my niece last year using the blue print in the middle.

    There are so many books I could recommend... It depends on what you like to read. My reading philosophy is "fun, enjoyable reading only". So, I tend to read paranormal romance books and lately historical romance books, along with some contemporary fiction. I did just read a book called The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and it was really good, too.

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  166. What a gorgeous bag! I read The Help over the summer and then saw the movie, which is amazingly identical to the book. Both are great and I think now out on DVD. Enjoy! And have a Merry Christmas. b.moews@gmail.com

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  167. I just read "V is for (actually I forget what it is for. Victorious?) by Sue Grafton and it was fabulous. I recommend it!

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  168. The only thing I have read recently was this summer Eat, Pray, Love and it was great. Great tote! It is just my style. jstarh at gmail dot com

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  169. Love this bag! I recently read "The Night Circus" - I thought the ending was a little rushed, but overall a beautiful story.

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  170. I have been reading whatever is free for my kindle!!! Dont even remember the names...free is the key! :)

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  171. The Amy Butler fabric looks great on that bag! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  172. such a beautiful bag - awesome colors. my fingers are crossed :) email: stacy.wamble (at) gmail.com

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  173. This is fantastic! If you want to relax and enjoy yourself, I recommend watching Mystery Science Theater 3K. So much fun!

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  174. VERY CUTE tote!!! I loved The Help, book and movie. I really enjoyed The Hunger Game book too. mdv112 (gmail)

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  175. That is a beautiful bag! I read "Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt" this summer and loved it. Also, I love "Summer at Tiffanys" such a fun read!

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  176. Love your choice of fabrics in your 241! I just bought Little Women to read again.

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  177. I love watching "White Christmas" every year. I have a 2 year old, so reading doesn't happen much!
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  178. The Night Circus is my current book obsession. I recommend it to everyone!

    Beautiful purse. Fingers crossed.

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  179. Love the fabrics! Love any book from Sophie Kinsella - the shopacholic range!

    scraposition@gmail.com

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  180. I recently read Pride and Prejudice for the first time (I know!), so I'd recommend that. Seems perfect for in front of a fire.

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  181. the bag is lovely.
    for me, this time of year means the muppets christmas carol, of course the book is great too!

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  182. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

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  183. I just started the Harry Potter books. :) They are a nice easy read, great for relaxing!
    peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  184. I watched "The help" last night was a good movie. Thanks for the chance.

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  185. I love this pattern and you picked such great fabrics. If you haven't read it already, I really like The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.

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  186. What a fantastic bag - love the shape & adore the colours that you chose! Recommend a book.. huh, I'm a new mum, I haven't read a book for ages well, except for The Gruffalo - I've probably read that over 100 times now cos it's bubba's fav book!!

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  187. I thought "Limitless" was a great movie. and "Incendies". Neither are very relaxing but good movies:)

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  188. To answer your question: Yes, yes, yes! I would love a 241 bag. This is gorgeous! I'm in Canada too - cheaper postage if you send within the country, wink wink.

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  189. If you haven't read the Hunger Games series yet, I highly recommend it! Just don't start it at bedtime or you'll be up all night!

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  190. I love the fabrics on that tote!

    I highly recommend the hunger games series.

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  191. Beautiful bag, and I'd love to have it.
    As to the book - have you read The Wind in the Willows? I find this book perfect for a read by the fire. They made a cartoon out of it, but it has none of the book's charm.

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