Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway Day!!

Hello everyone! Today is Giveaway Day! Not just here on my blog but on lots of others too.  SewMamaSew is hosting this fun event where everyone with a shop or a blog can link up an item that they would like to giveaway. Which means there are A LOT of other things you can win around blogland.  The giveaways are open for one full week so you can take your time browsing around and getting to know other fun blogs too. Want to see what I'm giving away today?? It's a pretty fold over clutch (aka extra large zipper pouch) inspired by the gals at A Beautiful Mess. I only have one left though, the Silver Mirror Ball Dot clutch. A perfect accessory for the Holiday season right?

 I love the zipper on this one.

And the inside is the same as the yellow.  With 2 deep pockets so you can keep your phone from getting sloshed around with your keys and you can stay a little organized.

Want to win the Silver Clutch?  Just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to do with your free time.  I'd love it if you'd follow me or "Like" me on Facebook too, but it's not required to enter. Make sure your email address is linked in your profile or leave it in the comment so I can find you.

If you are new to Blue Susan Makes, Welcome to my little corner of the sewing world!  You'll find me sewing handmade gifts, stuff for my kids and home, and lots of handbags. Let's keep in touch!

214 comments:

  1. cute bag
    my favorite thing to do with my free time to let my small dog take a nap on my lap while I knit or read.
    skoos831@gmail.com

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  2. My favorite thing to do with my free time is... wait, do I have free time? Oh, yes, look at creative blogs like yours! And then bake or call a good friend. Maybe even take a walk on the beach or organize a long neglected corner of the house. You did ask for only one idea, right? Oops.

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    1. Thatperson = Colleen Johnson, not Bethany!

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    2. Oh yay!! Hi Colleen! Thanks for reading you're so sweet!

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  3. I love to sit and knit! I sew occasionally, but that takes much more effort than a ball of yarn and two sticks.
    Love your bags! lizalma at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh I would love to learn to knit that's something I don't know how to do! Thanks!

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  4. Gotta say I love the zipper and the leather/pleather bottom to the pouch! I'd love a chance to win...

    Zippers - such a process finding cool ones. I'd love to hear where you shop for your zippers. I'm so uninspired by those that I seem to be able to find.

    Free time - what free time? I have three small ones and they keep me very busy. I just started blogging this past year, and I try my hardest to update that blog when I get spare moments, so that involves doing a bit of crafting to share there. That is what I end up doing with my free time!!!

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    1. I there! I know what you mean about zippers. I found these on Zipit on Etsy but I know there has got to be some other great resource out there. I mean where do the manufacturers find all theirs? China probabl! Thanks for reading!

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  5. LOL, i guess everyone is going to say that they love to sew in their spare time, right? Aside from that...oh, the usual: reading, cooking, baking, taking photos. Thanks so much for the giveaway -- love those pouches!

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  6. I love cross stitch and making felted wool ornament!AriadnefromGreece!

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  7. I love sewing, but I recently discovered that I love designing fabric as well!

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  8. Hi Sarah,

    That pouch is beautiful! I love the silver color. What I love to do in my free time is knitting and sewing and trying out new things from tutorials that I find on blogs and websites. There's never enough time for that.

    Tryntsje

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  9. I love to sew in my free time! I just wish I had more time to get everything done that I want to do!!! kcozart05 {at} gmail.com

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  10. I absolutely love sewing and always joke how my full time job gets in my way of sewing.

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  11. Sweet giveaway! My favorite free time activity is quilting and listening to audiobooks!

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  12. I really love to read when I'm not stitching. :)

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  13. Love this little zipper bag and the fabric!!! I love running and play with my kids. I also sew and wish I would make more time to sew for my own family. heather738(at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. Love this bag! So cute with the leather bottom! I love to sew in my free time.

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  15. My fav thing to do is something with my hands..preferably sewing or creating~

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  16. My favorite thing to do with my free time is to sew, quilt, crochet, or read!

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  17. Love these, I love to sew with my free time!

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  18. My favorite thing to do with my free time is blog hop.

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  19. I love to sew in my free time! I love this bag!

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  20. I love sewing and reading. And watching my favourite movies cuddled up on the couch with my husband and my cat. Thanks!

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  21. cook, sew, crochet, hike in the woods.

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  22. I love to make quilts! Your pouches are awesome!

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  23. i love to sew, cross stitch, read, and bake cakes. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  24. I love to read! Mysteries :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Either read or play candy crush : )

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  26. I play Draw Something with my nephews. They live five states away from us, so it's a fun way to communicate and "play" with them.

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  27. In spare time I like to do something active - hike or go birdwatching! Thank you! I love the zipper you used!~

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  28. I love to sew and do crafty projects. Also bake!

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  29. My free time I like to occupy with my camera. I love just going out and shooting whatever I can. bashfulhal(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I love to sew, knit, crochet and I can play the violin too! I'd love I could have more free time! Thanks for the giveaway

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  31. Cute pouch! I love to read, sew, or just spend time with my family :)

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  32. My free time is filled up with crafts, usually found on pinterest! :) Thank you for the chance to win the silver clutch. Its adorable. mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

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  33. I like to play board games with my husband.

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  34. I like to read or sew in my free time. I also enjoy crocheting while my husband watches tv. He thinks I am spending with him.

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  35. I love to sew and paint with my son!

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  36. Free time is something that is at a premium - so I would say that I listen to audio books and podcasts while driving back and forth to work and try to get some sewing in when I have free time at home.

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  37. I sew and quilt in my free time...mostly when my toddler is napping! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  38. Sewing and gardening are a tie for first :)

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  39. I love to cook, decorate, hike, and hang out with my husband! Thanks!

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  40. My favorite thing to do in my free time is sew!

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  41. This is gorgeous - thanks for sharing with us! My favorite thing to do in my free time is to bake or sew or read (sorry - too hard to choose one thing!). Like you on Facebook.
    emyerly(at)wideopenwest(dot)com

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  42. Your bags are gorgeous! I love to surf the blogs and get more ideas. I could never do them all but I am amazed at the creativity of some people. Happy holidays!

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  43. I love to nap, sew or watch tv. I love those bags.
    red_murray(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. So fun! I have hardly any free time, so I like to unwind by watching a TV show or reading blogs. Or you know, sewing ;)

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  45. I feel pressured to sew in any spare time I get, but the rest is spent reading on my Kindle.

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  46. I sew in my free time - when I am not blog hopping!

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  47. I really wish I had more free time, I enjoy so many things ... but one of my favorites is sitting in my little sewing room and listening to audio books while I sew and create. I feel like the little girl in The Secret Garden, enjoying my own private little world.

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  48. glorious bags! in my free time i like to take long baths and edit poetry. :-)

    thanks for the chance, i would love to win one of these.

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  49. I like to read, sew, or hang with the kids. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. I love to sew and cook special meals during my free time :) thanks! lovely bags!!
    omee.bubu(at)gmail.com

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  51. There's no doubt that my favourite spare time activity is sewing...and watching tv... I also like walks with my dog ;)
    Thanks for giving away this beautiful clutch!

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  52. Love to play with my puppies or sew in my free time! Often Im on instagrams! Love looking at what everyone is making!

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  53. I spend most of my free time sewing or reading about sewing (via blogs, mostly!).

    The bags are really lovely! Love the fabrics you choose (for both of them).

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  54. Sewing and reading are my favorite free time activities. Your fold-over clutch is gorgeous and I'd love to win. I like what I see here so I signed on to your email list too!

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  55. lately, I have been all about reading and sewing!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  56. I love to read my many many books

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  57. My free time...I do love to listen to my books on my IPOD while I sew or quilt. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  58. Besides sewing I love to read and honestly I watch too much Netflix.

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  59. My favorite thing to do in my free time is to read and shop! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I love to play in my sewing room.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I love to read, sew and sleep! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  62. I love to chat with friends, follow Facebook groups, and sew :). Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful bag!

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  63. Right now my free time is a toss up between napping & sewing. I try to get more sewing time in than napping, though!

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  64. I love to read!

    tinaotherworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. In my free time, I am either reading all the blogs I subscribe to or I sew.I follow your blog and Like you on Facebook. Thanks for the chance.

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  66. I love to sit and read, or sew of course!

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  67. I will gladly follow and I freaking love mirrorball dots. I like to watch tv to wind down but also love reading.

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  68. totally gorgeous. I love to sew, to read and to bake - they all compete for my 'free time'!

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  69. I love to learn about photography like through CreativeLive or Sal Cincotta's ShutterMag.
    I love taking photos of my children and can't soak in enough info!
    Melody
    juyahna@hotmail.com

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  70. Such a sweet giveaway! Love your clutches. The fabric is perfect.:)

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  71. My favorite thing to do with my free time is to spend some time on the computer reading blogs.

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  72. In my free time I love to read, play the piano and go for runs. :)

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  73. I love to knit ... I wish I could sew well enough to make my own clutch, but will have to hope I win one instead

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  74. I love lying on the sofa, with an open fire and my little girl asleep on my chest, she's getting bigger and heavier so I'll take the precious moments whilst i can!

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  75. I love crafting! All kinds of crafting. Especially in the Advent time I love to make moravian stars.

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  76. Wander around the city and look for something I've never seen before.

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  77. Read, sew, garden, hike or if I am to tired look at Pinterest and pretend I am doing those things!

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  78. free time...I'm sitting here, thinking, thinking, thinking...do I have free time? I enjoy work, whether it's the farm or house and, if I'm sitting, I'm knitting or quilting or spinning...I think free time for me is when I travel. although, generally, I buy yarn while on the trip and knit while traveling. I always have a wonderful tactile memory of that particular trip.

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  79. i love to read and watch movies but am also new to crafting so i am trying everything under the sun, including trying to teach myself how to sew/quilt and crochet at the same time.

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  80. Wishing that I had some free time! Finishing up the semester, looking forward to January! :)

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  81. You did a beautiful job on the clutch. This is going to sound awful but I have been so busy the last year that in my free time I nap. Thanks for the chance

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  82. When I get free time I either read or knit.

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  83. My favorite thing to do with my free time is to sew and create. The bags are adorable. Great combination.

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  84. super cute bags! I just really like reading a great book in my free time. (b2malan@cox.net)

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  85. Beautiful! I like to sew, knit and read.

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  86. Hi Sarah I have liked your Facebook page. These are lovely bags. Thank you for the chance to enter your give away. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  87. My favorite thing to do is read.

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  88. I love reading, listening to music, watching a good movie or TV show under a blanket with a hot drink...just relaxing in general :)

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  89. My favourite thing to do with my free time is to be outside, but the weather isn't co-operating at the moment, so reading and yoga it is! Thank you for the chance to win these lovely pouches.

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  90. Oh, my gosh, sew. Simple as that. And I loooove that silver mirror ball dot clutch. Just darling. I would use the fool out of that, even though I'm not very stylish otherwise. ;-) Thank you so much!

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  91. Sleep! Does that count as a hobby? :)

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  92. I really love to read when I'm not "busy".

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  93. I like to read, knit, and spin. I'm not sure which is my favorite. The clutch is beautiful!

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  94. Those are beautiful. I enjoying reading on my free time. reading always makes my eyes tired so I usually end up falling asleep :)

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  95. Those are gorgeous! I love to quilt and read in my free time!

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  96. Knit, read a good books while listening to the radio. Ahh...

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  97. What is this free time of which you speak? JK! I like to read or crochet.

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  98. Sleeeep. Sad, but pretty true. If it's a lot of free time I like to hike or camp.

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  99. With 3 children under 3.5 years, I have very little time for free time. I like to sew, felt, and sleep:)

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  100. Cute! Hate to admit it, but I love surfing around the net, reading blogs and playing on Pinterest :)

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  101. If it's the summertime, I love to play in my garden. This time of year, I grab a coffee and putz around online.

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  102. I love the colors you chose. It makes the simple design into something really special. In my free time, I love to create. Whether that means writing, sewing, knitting, or concocting a new recipe, I think keeping busy with these activities is deeply satisfying

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  103. Read, for pleasure. I never have enough time for that.

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  104. When I'm free, I either bake or read. The clutch is just so beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  105. Gosh! Your clutch looks so prefessionally made...impressive. I love to play the piano when I feel like relaxing. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  106. Adorable bags! My favorite thing to do in my free time is sew and read.

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  107. thrifting, reading, crafting, and playing the ukulele
    fiveninesix@gmail.com

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  108. free time... ahhhh the old days. i have 3 under 4...

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  109. Free time? Do I have one. Its midnight now. I guess I blog and read. Thanks

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  110. bloglovin', pinteresting, knitting, sewing, reading and netflix pretty much use up all of my time!
    love the clutch!

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  111. Love the pouch...hmmm free time, there isn't much, but I love to get inspiration from blogland.

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  112. YES I want to win the silver clutch!! Gorgeous! Free time...I love to sew! Now if only I had energy when I do have free time. :P

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  113. Cute! I work full-time, so I love to spend time with my two-year old whenever I have free time. And sew whenever she is sleeping! :-)

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  114. Free time - what free time ;)
    I love to sew but I am normally sewing for a reason rather than just for my own pleasure. Gifts to finish and deadlines. I still love it though

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  115. In my spare time I love looking at pictures on Pinterest and Flickr for sewing inspiration, and I love to bake as well. Your handmade creation is wonderful - so prefessional! My fingers are crossed xx

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  116. My favorite thing to do with free time is sew.

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  117. I love to sew by hand and read, read, read. : )
    Merry Christmas!!! : )

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  118. My favourite things to do when I have free time are reading and sewing, nothing too original here :)

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  119. There are so many things I like to do in my free time! Read a book, bake, run, knit, spin yarn, play games with my children, the list goes on and on.

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  120. if i have a moment, i usually either knit or read something on my kindle app.

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  121. My free time is always spent at the sewing machine. Occasional I will take a weekend or two visiting nature or waterfalls.

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  122. I love just chilling in my free time: reading, playing on the internet, watching TV, snuggling with my kids and reading with them...anything in the sitting position is AOK with me.

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  123. I love to knit, read, and read to my kids! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  124. I love to photgraph anything and everything....my family, my neighborhood, buildings, nature :)

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  125. What a lovely giveaway - thank you! I've just picked up sewing, so in my spare time I work on something or look for projects or tutorials on the internet. jphotopoulos(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. Those are great clutches. I love to sew in my spare time.

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  127. These are so pretty! WOW! I am in love! In my free time I like to knit and sew.

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  128. I really love to quilt in my free time!

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  129. I've really gotten into knitting when I have free time :-)

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  130. All of my free time is spent sewing :-)

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  131. In my free time I like to read, sew, crochet, or blog :)

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  132. Love to sew! Quilts, garments, home decor, anything! I love the clutch. So pretty!

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  133. I have very little free time, but when I do I sew of course!
    mmjohnson555 at gmail dot com

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  134. Love these! I would love one because I have never master making them myself! I love to sew in my spare time. Any time really!

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  135. In my free time, I love to sew. And I've also found that I don't mind mending. Oh, and by the way, this fold over clutch is AWESOME!
    Jamie

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  136. I love to read in my spare time. Aw, who am I kidding, I just love to read.

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  137. I love to sew and knit and read. I'd love to crochet but my fingers lock up for some odd reason. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  138. When I have free time I usually sit and read stories to my girlies. I do love to sit in the evening when the house is still and do patchwork.

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  139. Any free time I have was spent out in the garden, since we moved countries and this place doesn't have much of a gardenable yard, I've been spending my free time browsing the web. I've vowed to change course after this giveaway is over.

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  140. That one is easy I love to paper craft.

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  141. Free time = knit or crochet or search out new patterns online. I love your pouch and wish I had a little bit of your creative talent to make such lovely items and actually install a zipper in them. I suck at that.

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  142. I follow you on Bloglovin and wish some of your creativity will brush off on me.

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  143. 100% beautiful! I am a crafter in my sparetime... I love to try new things and new restaurants in the area

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  144. I love to sew! I have recently discovered it and I am hooked

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  145. I love to sew, crochet and read in my free time.

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  146. I love to sew and garden in my free time. Thanks

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  147. I love knitting in my free time.
    wifemummynurse{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  148. I love to read and craft, of course:) Beautiful work!!

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  149. My free time is spent sewing, knitting or crafting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  150. I spend too much of my free time reading blogs!

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  151. Creating (mostly sewing and knitting during this stage of my life) and learning different new arts and handcrafts. I recently ventured into soapmaking.

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  152. That is a beautiful little bag! I love quilting, knitting, and reading.

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  153. Ride my bicycle or read a book. That's what I like to do. :-)

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  154. I love to knit or read. Love your bags!

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  155. I just realised again yesterday that I'm not happy unless I can create something, whether that's crafting or making music or writing. I also love to read. It almost counts as creating, in my mind, because of the worlds I build in my mind with the author's help.

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  156. It's adorable - thanks for the chance! I love to read, sew and snuggle with my pups.
    Elizabeth
    Lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  157. Your clutches are lovely, really great fabric and construction! My favorite thing to do in my free time is knit and watch movies with my hubby :) Thank you for the chance to win!

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  158. I love crafting during my free time - knitting, crocheting, card-making and sewing. That's when I'm not spending quality time with my toddler

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  159. I like to sew or read articles about sewing

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  160. I love to quilt. Trying to get more practice machine quilting so as to save a bit more time from start to finish.

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  161. I like to catch up on shows, knit and sew and more recently paint

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  162. I really love to cuddle up with a hot cup of something, a quilt and a great book. And now I have a cuddly kitten to join the fun!

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  163. reading while drinking hot tea ... sewing and running around freezing during sport practice ...

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  164. That mirror ball clutch is perfect! My favorite thing to do with my free time is sitting with a cup of tea and catching up on my favorite blogs and flickr!

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  165. free time? really, what is that?i do love reading in my free time. thanks for a chance, mirror balls are awesome!

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  166. I'm not really sure I know what free time is! I guess it would be just cuddling up on the couch to watch a good movie. Thanks for the chance to win!!!! They look awesome!

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  167. My favourite spare time activity is one of three things, quilting, knitting or crocheting.
    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway

    sharoneujones@gmail,com

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  168. I love to play with my kids :)

    Thanks for the chance!
    Melissa
    mjp_0419 at yahoo dot com

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  169. Favorite free time thing to do ... go birding! Or reading. Or sewing. Or knitting. Or eating. Or drinking craft beers. Or roadtripping. Uff da, how can anyone pick just one?! :)

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  170. I like to just sit and do nothing!

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  171. Free time. I am not sure I know what that is! I sew if I can. I try to get at least 20 min in 3 days a week. Like a workout I guess.

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  172. Quilt! Sew! Play with my fabric any way I can :)

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  173. These are great bags! I usually sew or embroider with my free time.
    Sarah

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  174. I knit, crochet, quilt, anything I can lay my hands on....lol. Love your zipper pouches; they are so elegant!

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  175. If I'm not sewing in my free time I am reading! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  176. In my free time or down time....I like to play bingo :D LOL I know lame!! But basically Bingo Bash from Facebook and Bingo Blitz from facebook :D

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  177. Other than sewing, I like reading in my free time. Thanks for awesome giveaway,

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  178. My free time starts after 5, so I try and sew a little everyday. It's relaxing to me and it's where I'm happiest.

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  179. I love to garden in my free time, but now it's getting cold, so I will probably craft more.

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  180. Love ly clutch!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Free time? What free time?
    Seriously, there are not enough hours in the day to keep up with it all!
    If I had some free time I would probably do more in my etsy shop. Or sit in a comfy chair with a good book! That would be nice......

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

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  181. If I am not sewing, then I am reading. Never enough time for either one!

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  182. I like crocheting or sewing something.

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  183. In my free time I like to knit, especially if I am up to a part in the pattern that needs a little more concentration.

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