It’s Giveaway Week!

~Both giveaways are NOW CLOSED! Hang tight for the WINNERS!~

A couple times a year, Sew Mama Sew hosts a “Giveaway day” party, and I decided to be part of it this year. You can click that link above to find other blogs where you can enter to win fabulous crafty prizes, but first, read on and find out what I’ve got!

For the new visitors, let me introduce myself. Hi, I’m Jamie B. I make a lot of things and I spend way too much time on the internet. I publish a weekly list of cool and awesome things I’ve found around the internet, as well as my own craft and recipe tutorials. This week I’m delaying my internet roundup (I’m planning to post it on Tuesday) and I’d love for you to come check it out. I’ve also got a great recipe in the hopper to share with you, and maybe a few surprise posts as well.

I thought long and hard about this giveaway, and decided to gather up a collection of fabulous supplies for your crafting pleasure!

Here is a quick shot of all the supplies gathered together. I selected them carefully to represent different parts of my own crafting personality. I like to be diverse in my life and my blog, so here’s what may be the most diverse prize you’ve ever won. There’s something from just about every Arena of Crafting that I participate in.

In the photo above you can see a small packet of beads in various colors (I just dove into my box and chose a handful), a package of jump rings (perfect for making 12-in-2 Flowers!), a bottle of black crackle nail polish, 2 packets of cupcake decorations (they are Irish themed), a gorgeous green-and-gold ribbon (it’s quite long), and a nice big piece of fabric in pink-and-brown stripes.

AND this isn’t even all! These lovelies will be accompanied by a SECRET HANDMADE ITEM that I think you’ll love. I already know what it is; it’s sitting right next to me. I just felt like being mysterious. shipped with a HANDMADE velcro-sealed bag. It measures approximately 7×7 and is designed to be used like a sandwich baggie. It’s lined with very thin vinyl and the outside is a pretty brown and ivory floral print. Just wipe it out and reuse. I don’t have any photos of it because I’m lazy.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is leave me a comment! I embrace diversity in my crafting, and I yearn for discussion on my blog. So let’s talk! Tell me what your favorite kind of crafting is! Do you like sewing, or maybe beading? Maille? Knitting? Maybe you’re into fashion arts, or even food! I want to talk about it with you!

For additional entries: come back all week and join in the discussions! I’ll be posting several times this week, and every comment will count as an entry in the giveaway! Tweets, facebook posts, pins, and the like are appreciated but will not count as entries. I will delete all spammy comments or anybody who’s being mean.

This contest is open from Monday May 21 at the time of posting until 5pm PST on Friday May 25 – so enter early and enter often! I will contact the winner by email, so make sure you leave a contact email when you comment. I do screen comments so yours may not show up immediately – just be patient!

Remember to COME BACK (you can subscribe by email or RSS if you’d like) throughout the week to join in the fun and grab more entries! I can also be found on Twitter (I automatically tweet a link to each post), Pinterest, Tumblr, and a couple other places which you’ll find listed in the right sidebar.

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192 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shayla
    May 21, 2012 @ 12:55:46

    I LOVE to scrapbook. I usually don’t have much time for it but I thoroughly enjoy it. I love choosing pictures and looking back through all the moments in my life.

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 13:27:56

      I really wish I was good at scrapbooking. The papers and other things are just sooooo pretty. πŸ™‚

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      • Shayla
        May 22, 2012 @ 09:44:28

        It’s so much fun playing with all of the different things. I have tried all types of sewing/knitting/crocheting and I get bored too easily. I don’t do well with tedious things

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  2. studiokako
    May 21, 2012 @ 13:28:25

    Aaah I love ALL THE CRAFTING. Of course my go to is jewelry making (maille and beading) but I also love mixed media arting and I’m dying to get into embroidery. Also, I totally feel selfish entering this give away πŸ˜‰

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 13:38:42

      You totally should start embroidering, but your jewelry is so gorgeous that maybe you should just do that 24/7. πŸ˜‰

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    • Crunchy Con Mommy
      May 22, 2012 @ 18:05:54

      Ok I was intrigued in the post and now I really want to know…what is “maille”? because I’m guessing you aren’t making medieval armor (or are you? that’s pretty awesome if so!)

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      • Jamie B
        May 22, 2012 @ 18:19:23

        I totally am! πŸ™‚ I make it as jewelry mostly, but I’m working on a big coat of maille for my husband as well. πŸ™‚ I’ve got a few pieces in my etsy shop if you’re interested, and I actually have a tutorial for a pretty flower pattern as well. It’s linked in this post, and if you win the giveaway you can make some with the rings!
        πŸ™‚

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      • Jamie B
        May 22, 2012 @ 18:21:56

        Haha I didn’t realize you were replying to Kako – she and I are crafting buddies – she’s actually the one who got me into making maille.

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      • studiokako
        May 22, 2012 @ 19:44:48

        Jamie & I are maille making fiends! Although I’m not brave enough for full on armor. I’ll stick with jewelry. You can hop on over to my blog to check out my giveaway (which includes a pair of maille earrings) and also a link to my etsy shop full of more maille goodies (and more on the way, June 1st!)

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        • Crunchy Con Mommy
          May 23, 2012 @ 17:03:26

          that’s really cool I totally didn’t know that maille crafting existed-I’m just starting to do jewelry stuff so I’ll definitely check out the tutorials and stuff on your blogs! thanks for the scoop ladies πŸ™‚

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    • scrapgirl1467
      May 24, 2012 @ 11:35:41

      Don’t feel selfish, it is fun to win things. Maybe next time you will offer something as a prize.

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      • Jamie B
        May 24, 2012 @ 12:45:24

        She actually is offering a prize of handmade jewelry! IIRC, her blog is studiokako.blogspot.com.
        (She’s my crafting buddy and she’s awesome – you definitely should check her out!)

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      • studiokako
        May 24, 2012 @ 15:00:41

        I do have a jewelry giveaway going on over at my blog right now πŸ™‚

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  3. KD-Quilts
    May 21, 2012 @ 15:12:30

    what a fun little assortment! My favorite craft is sewing but I love knitting ALMOST as much! (which is a lot!

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  4. Jackie
    May 21, 2012 @ 16:00:25

    I like to sew but am still learning. I would love to learn some other crafting skills though

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  5. handmadebytracie
    May 21, 2012 @ 17:20:59

    This is such a cool giveaway because it incorporates so many facets of “crafting”. I tend to do a little bit of everything – knit, crochet, sew, quilt, embroidery, cook, bake, jewelry, scrapbook, general crafts, etc… I just love it all. So this giveaway is right up my alley! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 17:33:16

      I suspected that there were others out there who like to do it all! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you around!

      Reply

    • scrapgirl1467
      May 24, 2012 @ 11:38:44

      I completely agree. I know it is sponsored by Sew Momma Sew, so I understand that a lot of the people are quilters or sewers, but I like so many types of crafts outside of just fabric that it is nice to find an area where I feel represented!!

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      • Jamie B
        May 24, 2012 @ 12:47:07

        It seems to be overwhelmingly “QUILTING” out there (which is fine because FABRIC) but I’d love to find a similar event that was more well-rounded. I’d like to find other bloggers who do jewelry and painting and clay and whatever else πŸ™‚

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  6. Diann Cornell
    May 21, 2012 @ 17:48:55

    My favorite is sewing, then felt crafts, then beading and then everything else except crochet. I’ve never been able to learn that. So far at least.

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 17:53:20

      Haha. πŸ™‚ I think crochet is even easier than knitting. Do you think you’ll give it a try someday?

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      • handmadebytracie
        May 21, 2012 @ 18:47:38

        Having taught crochet and knitting to some friends, I agree that overall crochet seems to be the easier of the two for people to pick up. And as somebody who partakes in both crafts I have to say that crocheting something is much FASTER than knitting (of course it also eats up much more yarn than knitting).

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        • Jamie B
          May 22, 2012 @ 03:52:52

          That’s great to know! I’ve only just dabbled in knitting, so I’m glad that my novice opinions pan out, haha. πŸ™‚ Thank you soooo much for joining the discussion here and I hope to see you around again soon!

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  7. Jenn
    May 21, 2012 @ 20:06:35

    My favorite kind of crafting is definitely working with fabric…I think mostly because I’ve developed an addiction to fabric. It’s just too much fun to look at everything available out there. And that ribbon up there? Gorgeous!!!!

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 21:40:44

      Oh my goodness I definitely sympathize. The fabric – it calls to me. πŸ˜€
      That ribbon MAY actually be vintage. My grandmother gave it to me and I adore it. I don’t think I’ll ever use it though, so I’m hoping someone gets it who can use it.
      Lovely to meet you, and I hope to see you around more!

      Reply

  8. Shayla Sharp
    May 21, 2012 @ 20:12:35

    My favorites are quilting, sewing and digital scrapbooking, but I have been known to make a mean homemade pound cake.

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  9. The Craft Frog
    May 21, 2012 @ 20:23:45

    My favorite kind of crafting would have to be crochet, tied with quilting. And making tiny things out of polymer clay.

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 21:38:23

      I’ve really been wanting to get into polymer clay! I’ve done regular air dry, but the projects I’d like to do really need some polymer goodness. πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by, and I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

      • scrapgirl1467
        May 24, 2012 @ 11:41:15

        Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of people make some great things with that clay. I haven’t tried it yet either, but I would like to.

        Reply

  10. Heidi [Grizz 'n' Dove]
    May 21, 2012 @ 22:23:12

    I love to sew! I also love to crochet and make other crafts – especially Christmas decorations, but I’ve definitely been in a sewing mood lately!

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 22:55:19

      πŸ™‚ Holiday decorations are definitely one of the most FUN things to make. Thanks for stopping by – I hope to see you around again!

      Reply

  11. weeshare
    May 21, 2012 @ 22:26:58

    I have my “main craft” which is sewing (lots of clothes for my daughter, mostly!). However, I also like to bake, crochet, and scrapbook.

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 22:56:08

      I’ve not gotten quite into making clothes yet (I made a shirt once but I’m not happy with it). One day… πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by – I hope to see you around again!

      Reply

  12. Laura Wilson
    May 21, 2012 @ 23:12:36

    I like cross stitching, crocheting and machine sewing. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 23:56:42

      I’ve got ~plans~ for an epic cross-stitching project soon, and I’ve actually got a crochet project half-finished in a bag. Am I the only one who hops from project to project? Lol. I hand-sew now, but I’m thinking of getting a machine – I think it’d make my life a lot easier, although I’ll miss my needles.
      Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  13. Jeanelle
    May 21, 2012 @ 23:15:03

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway! I enjoy any craft that is easily transportable. I can be often found in the car pool line stitching.

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 23:54:43

      That is exactly the reason I love embroidery so much! My current project (an alphabet sampler) is on a tiny hoop with the edges pinned up around it – the hoop and floss and my needlebook and scissors all fit in a 5×5 resealable bag and I can take it anywhere! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by – I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  14. fern
    May 21, 2012 @ 23:53:03

    i love sewing and i do love to create yummy and pretty things with food! πŸ™‚

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    • Jamie B
      May 21, 2012 @ 23:58:17

      YAY! I love to meet others who are into different kinds of crafting. It’s been exciting to meet so many like-minded people today!
      Thanks for stopping by – I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  15. Melissa Palmer
    May 22, 2012 @ 03:48:34

    I love painting. Just recently painted my baby girl’s nursery wall with a cherry blossom plus bird silhouettes. I love it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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    • Jamie B
      May 22, 2012 @ 03:50:45

      Oh my goodness I love to paint as well. I haven’t done it in aaaaages though. πŸ™‚ That project sounds super pretty – I love birds and cherry blossoms. πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for stopping by – I’d love to see you around again soon!

      Reply

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  17. monzanita
    May 22, 2012 @ 09:10:33

    I like sewing and food… but I do a little of everything it seems. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. lynn
    May 22, 2012 @ 12:42:35

    my top choice is sewing, especially clothes for my son. i also love embroidery work and crocheting. thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 22, 2012 @ 14:51:53

      I’ve not gotten brave enough to try clothing, but it sure sounds like fun! Thanks for stopping by – I hope to see you around again!

      Reply

  19. Nadine B
    May 22, 2012 @ 15:56:32

    This is a fantastic prize! Add in some yarn and embroidery floss and you would pretty much hit all of my hobbies. I would have to say my top two are knitting and sewing, but I will try just about anything

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    • Jamie B
      May 22, 2012 @ 15:59:37

      I really should have! I had a size limit though, because of the SECRET PRIZE. πŸ˜‰ I suppose I could have tossed in a skein or two of floss, but no room for yarn, more’s the pity! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love to meet other diverse crafters! I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  20. Crunchy Con Mommy
    May 22, 2012 @ 18:04:22

    I mostly sew, especially embroidery and handsewing (felt toys for my son), but I am trying to learn to do some stuff with jewelry (I put new backs on some garage sale earrings this weekend and was pretty proud of myself even though I’m pretty sure a monkey could do what I did) and I love to bake-I’d definitely use the Irish cupcake toppers next St. Patty’s Day!

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    • Jamie B
      May 22, 2012 @ 18:20:41

      Yay another handsew-er! Jewelry is super fun and easy to make – I think you’ll love it. πŸ˜€
      Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  21. Charlene S
    May 22, 2012 @ 20:21:00

    I love playing with fabric. This love includes making clothing, quilts, purses,frames, ornaments, etc.

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    • Jamie B
      May 22, 2012 @ 22:13:04

      And there’s just so much gorgeous fabric out there to choose from! πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you around again!

      Reply

  22. NinjaEema (@ninjaeema)
    May 22, 2012 @ 20:34:21

    I like to dabble in a little bit of everything. Lately, I’ve been making cords using a lucette.

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 22, 2012 @ 22:14:03

      Oh wow that sounds really cool! I’ve never tried that before. Thanks so much for stopping by – I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  23. Alyssa (@12pats12)
    May 22, 2012 @ 20:34:55

    I am obsessed with sewing, usually, but feather hair bobs have me really going lately. I LOVE feathers πŸ˜€

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    • Jamie B
      May 22, 2012 @ 22:15:03

      Feathers are really fun! I saw a really cool embroidery of birds the other day that incorporated real feathers; it was exquisite!
      Thanks for stopping by! Good luck, and I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  24. Rebecca
    May 22, 2012 @ 21:53:05

    I am a true craftoctopus. I cannot pick just one and feel confident that is truly my favorite. I dabble in so many crafts. Right now I am sewing and also constructing hummingbird feeders with recycled glass and wire. I’ll be into something else soon. I suppose sewing sticks with me though. I always come back to sewing. πŸ™‚

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    • Jamie B
      May 22, 2012 @ 22:15:49

      “Craftoctopus”! Aaaah, I love it! πŸ™‚ You sound a lot like me; I’m glad you stopped by! Good luck, and I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  25. Ri P
    May 22, 2012 @ 23:19:45

    This is such a cute idea! I love it. You’re so ‘crafty’ it hurts :P. Love the irish cupcake decorations.

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  27. karriesmith
    May 23, 2012 @ 00:30:46

    THanks for a chance to win! I like sewing and quilting the best.Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

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    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 00:37:19

      You are welcome! Sewing is such a peaceful activity – I think that’s why I always come back to it. Good luck and thanks for dropping by!

      Reply

  28. Danielle
    May 23, 2012 @ 00:47:17

    I love sewing and knitting. I’m currently knitting a beach bag for my sister’s birthday. I also love baking. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 01:02:28

      Knitting is one of the few things that I haven’t yet completely gotten obsessed with. πŸ™‚ I have some knitting needles though – I’m going to try it one of these days! Good luck and thanks for coming by! Hope to see you around again soon.

      Reply

  29. SewDucky
    May 23, 2012 @ 01:25:28

    I mostly sew, although I do knit. Recently I got into the ribbon crafts.

    Elaina @ sewducky.com

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  30. majorasue
    May 23, 2012 @ 01:26:00

    My kids tease me that I must be ADD, because I jump from craft to craft. Mostly, I knit. Socks if I can’t concentrate, lace if my brain is working right.

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    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 01:37:23

      I must be like SUPER ADD, then, because I am allllways changing crafts. πŸ˜€ I’ve always wanted to try to make lace – I am jealous of your skillz! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you around!

      Reply

  31. Beth
    May 23, 2012 @ 08:06:52

    I love to sew and scrapbook, and it is hard to have space for both!

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 10:19:45

      I’ve never been good at scrapbooking, but it’s definitely true that they both take up a ton of space. It’s all those gorgeous papers and fabrics. πŸ˜‰

      Reply

  32. Moira Richardson
    May 23, 2012 @ 08:19:00

    I’m into all sorts of crafts! For my personal stuff, I do mostly art journaling and mixed media paintings, but for my job, best job ever!, I do lots of jewelry and accessories. In fact, I immediately thought of my students with that crackle polish because this morning I’ve been working on planning our “free nail salon” day next week — the students will be painting nails for whoever comes… hopefully I can get them some clients!

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    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 10:21:17

      I think you’re my first painter to come by! I used to do that more often; so hard to find the time, right? That nail polish salon thing sounds really cool! Thanks so much for stopping by; I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

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  34. Margaret
    May 23, 2012 @ 09:04:06

    I like sewing and crochet. I have been doing both since I was 9 and haven’t slowed down yet

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    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 10:22:26

      Awesome! I’m so eager for my daughter to get a little older so I can start teaching her some crafting skills! πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by; I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  35. Sydnie
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:16:37

    I love LOTS of crafts!! I’m always convinced I can be brilliant at all of them, but it doesn’t usually work out that way! My favorites are sewing (just started quilting, but I’ve done lots of other sewing) and jewelry (mostly bead-stringing).

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    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 10:25:18

      Haha, you sound exactly like me. I have to remind myself every time I pass a scrapbook store “no, no, you can’t do that.” πŸ™‚
      Thank you for coming by; I hope to see you again soon!

      Reply

  36. Heather
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:23:48

    Hi, Jamie. I like to sew quilts and bags, but I have agreed to make bow-ties for a friend’s wedding. I have never made them before and I still don’t have a pattern. I need to get cracking on that! That ribbon is so pretty! Thank you so much for generously sharing your goodies!

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    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 10:28:42

      Bow-ties sound cool. πŸ˜‰ I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a pattern for them (but I haven’t looked either) – so good luck! (And omg yes I love this ribbon.)
      Thank you for coming by – I hope to see you around again!

      Reply

  37. Usha
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:46:15

    I love to crochet and do chicken scratch embroidery…plus handmake cards.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  38. catskillquilter
    May 23, 2012 @ 11:51:48

    I am primarily a quilter, but I also love to make Christmas tree ornaments, and I like to embellish with beads, and embroidery.

    Reply

  39. Heidi
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:50:41

    I love to sew and make jewelry!

    Reply

  40. Emily
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:50:49

    Very cool! Thanks for the giveaway! I love many crafts… knitting, sewing, quilting, beading, drawing and all sorts of other crafts. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  41. carriem
    May 23, 2012 @ 13:10:37

    I love scrapbooking…also I am a big quilter. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 21:49:20

      I’m terrible at scrapbooking, lol, but I do love to stare at the gorgeous papers in the store and WISH I was good at it so I could buy them. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for coming by; I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  42. Julia Carter
    May 23, 2012 @ 13:26:31

    I love to sew and quilt, crochet knit and embroider these are my main crafts:)

    Reply

  43. MissouriMel
    May 23, 2012 @ 13:40:05

    I love sewing but really like hand stitching — embroidery and cross stitch.

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    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 21:50:13

      Oh me too. I definitely love doing it by hand. I don’t even own a machine, although I’m thinking about getting one soon.
      Thanks for coming by; I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  44. Tanya
    May 23, 2012 @ 13:44:11

    I like embroidery and also decorating cakes and cookies.

    Reply

  45. Meghan
    May 23, 2012 @ 13:45:29

    For me it’s a tie between crocheting and quilting these days- I switch back and forth a lot!

    Reply

  46. calikisses
    May 23, 2012 @ 14:34:59

    I love sewing and baking sweets!

    Reply

  47. sangeetha
    May 23, 2012 @ 14:40:13

    diversity vice i love to paint and do modpodge (aside from sew, knit and crochet)

    Reply

  48. Christina
    May 23, 2012 @ 15:16:53

    My fave is quilting, but I’ve done some beading and a few other things!

    Reply

  49. sarah
    May 23, 2012 @ 15:35:45

    I love to try anything new in my crafting I sew, I crochet, quilt modgepodge glue glitter paint sequins clay felt i could go on i love it all and to Share with my Children makes it better

    Reply

  50. Kayla Murphree Ott
    May 23, 2012 @ 16:01:46

    I love to sew and applique!!

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 21:53:25

      I’ve never tried applique! It’s totally on my “to try” list, though!
      Thanks for coming by; I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  51. Kris Slader
    May 23, 2012 @ 19:22:12

    I like to crochet and knit, and I sew occasionally.

    Reply

  52. 2ne
    May 23, 2012 @ 19:23:23

    I love quilting and sewing on my embroiderymachine. Sometime I make some card too.

    Reply

  53. Carla G
    May 23, 2012 @ 20:34:22

    My favorite crafting right now is sewing. But I trying to learn to quilt to right now. Thanks for a chance to win! πŸ™‚

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 21:47:09

      I’m the same as you! Quilting just seems so awesome; I’m trying to figure it all out and start! πŸ™‚ Thanks for coming by; I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  54. Susan
    May 23, 2012 @ 20:39:25

    A great giveaway! I love to sew, felt, crochet all while having a stash of chocolate readily available:)

    Reply

  55. MissEnota Minnesota
    May 23, 2012 @ 23:03:32

    My jewelry-making is limited to keychains and Shrinky-Dinks but I embroider, hand sew soft toys, am learning to machine sew and like little woodworking projects too. I just made one of those nail/string state maps that are all over Pinterest with a heart where I live in MN.

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 23, 2012 @ 23:42:17

      Oooh, you’re my first woodworker to chime in! πŸ™‚ And isn’t it funny how things seem to just take over Pinterest like that? πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for coming by – I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  56. Bethany
    May 23, 2012 @ 23:49:16

    I love sewing cloths, I just started for me and love to to it for my daughter.

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 24, 2012 @ 00:31:41

      I haven’t gotten brave enough to try clothes yet! I attempted a shirt once and it just didn’t turn out well. πŸ˜€
      Thanks for coming by – I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  57. Melle Eldridge
    May 24, 2012 @ 02:05:56

    I’m a new sewer. I’m feeling pretty confidant in raggedy quilts, pot holders, aprons, decorated hand towels and pillow cases.

    i’m gearing up for a pieced quilt. a couple of table runners for a friend. and some dining chair slip covers for another friend.

    and i’m also looking forward to working on some baby items.

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  58. Amy in UK
    May 24, 2012 @ 02:29:33

    Wonderful giveaway!!!! I do all crafts but moslty sewing (but no clothing yet). I take a pottery class on a Wed nite too…

    Reply

  59. Aimee Marie
    May 24, 2012 @ 07:40:06

    I sew, mostly quilts but an occasional something else, knit & crochet. Used to do cross-stitch & some plastic canvas. Thanks for the lovely giveaway

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  60. sewfrench
    May 24, 2012 @ 09:06:58

    Well aren’t you interesting! I’ve never known a person who made maille!

    Reply

  61. KT
    May 24, 2012 @ 10:33:37

    I do all kinds of crafts, but mostly knitting and sewing. My daughter also likes to craft with me, starting with knitting when she was 6, and has moved on to cross stitch, latchhooking, and crocheting as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    • Jamie B
      May 24, 2012 @ 12:37:20

      I am so excited to teach my daughter some crafts. She’s not quite four, but she loves to pick out beads and floss colors with me. Maybe soon she’ll be ready for yarn and plastic canvas?
      Thanks for coming by! I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  62. lorraine
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:24:07

    i adore knitting πŸ™‚

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  63. Bobbie
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:26:12

    I quilt I sew I paint I scrapbook I crochet I collage- my favorite is what ever I am doing right now. πŸ™‚

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  64. scrapgirl1467
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:31:54

    I am like you in that I enjoy a lot of different crafts. I dabble in crochet, sew very little, scrapbook, make cards, like stamping and embossing, am just starting to try to make some jewelry, art journal, paint on canvas (not well but I enjoy it), doodle and whatever else strikes my fancy when I see it. I am not afraid to try things and fail. As long as I enjoy it, I do it!

    I can tell already that I like your blog and I plan to sign up to follow after I enter this comment. I am enjoying this giveaway so much, not just because we have the chance to win free, cool stuff, but because we get to find new blogs to follow and find lots of inspiration along the way. Thank you for being generous and offering a prize and making that possible, I appreciate it!

    Have a great day,
    Maureen

    my contact info is: scrapgirl (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    • Jamie B
      May 24, 2012 @ 12:41:25

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Maureen! I like being able to switch things up and try new things. I’d love to learn cardmaking – I’ve got my eyes out for a letterpress machine. πŸ™‚
      This week has been awesome – I have found SO many new blogs to follow, not to mention all the amazing comments I’ve gotten. πŸ˜€
      Cheers, and good luck!

      Reply

  65. scrapgirl1467
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:32:58

    oops, I didn’t enter my email address correctly above, it should be:

    scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com!

    Sorry for the mistake, I am tired. . .LOL!

    Reply

  66. Sissy
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:51:25

    I quilt and am branching out to a few simple handmade sewing projects but nothing difficult yet. I gave my daughter a set of jewelry tools (that I found at Ross of all places) and whenever I find jars of old jewelry or beads, etc. at antique and thrift stores I grab them for her. She hasn’t slowed down enough in her life to start crafting so I have started researching jewelry making. I love to create and see what others are creating. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  67. Julia Carter
    May 24, 2012 @ 12:55:55

    i like to sew and embroider

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  68. Deserae Fiedler
    May 24, 2012 @ 13:08:55

    I love quilting!

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  69. MarciaW
    May 24, 2012 @ 13:34:10

    alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
    My crafty loves are quilting and quilting

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  70. vmama
    May 24, 2012 @ 15:41:11

    My favorite craft is quilting – I can’t get enough!

    Reply

  71. radiya
    May 24, 2012 @ 15:48:34

    i like sewing, knititng and crochet

    Reply

  72. johnkarinkw
    May 24, 2012 @ 18:05:02

    I’m totally obsessed with sewing!

    Reply

  73. Richard Healey
    May 24, 2012 @ 18:35:58

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  74. Annette
    May 24, 2012 @ 19:25:42

    ❀ Crafts

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  75. Trish
    May 24, 2012 @ 20:53:41

    I love sewing clothes.

    Reply

  76. kathyh
    May 24, 2012 @ 22:20:15

    Over the years I have tried a lot of different crafts. I’m into sewing now and making bags and purses. I have a need to touch things and like to incorporate this into my crafting.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 24, 2012 @ 22:28:57

      I definitely think that the physical act of touching something is SO important to humans. πŸ™‚ Thanks for coming by – hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  77. Richard Healey
    May 25, 2012 @ 01:01:38

    Stoping by this post because your other page said to check it out.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

    Reply

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  79. Jeifner
    May 25, 2012 @ 04:03:45

    Quilling. Just kidding, I wish I knew how to do that. I like to draw and make books (bookbinding).

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  80. Lora W.
    May 25, 2012 @ 04:58:07

    I love hand embroidery, especially with beading. I am just learning to sew and so far, I am liking that too. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    Reply

  81. Margaret R
    May 25, 2012 @ 10:33:22

    I like almost all crafting. I like to try every new thing that comes out. My favorite of course is sewing but I am really liking scrapbooking and knitting.

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 25, 2012 @ 11:07:38

      You sound like me. πŸ™‚ I just can’t resist all the cool new things. Thanks for coming by – I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  82. Margaret Cureton
    May 25, 2012 @ 10:37:24

    Love to sew, so guess that’s my chief crafty fun, but I also make jewelry- resin and glass using my mom’s artwork which is so wild its indescribable- Marcel Duchamp meets Picasso meets Chagall-have offered two sets at a charity auction 2 years in a row and they are always the most bidded on item so maybe I should start selling them ;))))-my sewing is usually to make gifts for people-hopefully they enjoy a handmade gift more than another gift card to who knows where;)))))
    Thanks for the fun giveaway
    Margaret
    curetons5@verizon.net

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    • Jamie B
      May 25, 2012 @ 11:08:34

      Oooh, I’ve been wanting to try resin. πŸ™‚ Your mom’s artwork sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for coming by – I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  83. dakewlone
    May 25, 2012 @ 11:13:06

    So far, quilting, crocheting, and scrapbooking! πŸ™‚
    (I don’t think I could handle more at this time…)

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  84. Christina G.
    May 25, 2012 @ 11:19:47

    I do so much – sewing, knitting, cooking, pottery, dabbled in painting. You name it, it’s worth a try! Pottery is probably my favorite. As soon as I finish my little sewing project, I can uncover my wheel and get back to the clay!

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    • Jamie B
      May 25, 2012 @ 11:37:15

      πŸ™‚ I have always wanted to do pottery, but haven’t yet sprung for the wheel. I’m jealous!
      Thanks for coming by – I hope to see you around again soon!

      Reply

  85. Deb
    May 25, 2012 @ 11:56:51

    I like scrapbooking, x-stitching, some knitting, and quilting. I do more quilting than anything else.

    Reply

  86. Marguerite
    May 25, 2012 @ 16:27:39

    Ooh I’d like to try some crackle nail polish πŸ™‚ Like many of your commenters, I do a bit of everything. Except embroidery. My sister does that. I do bookbinding, as well; but then the main set – sewing, quilting, needlepoint, xstitch, crochet, knitting, … well, and tatting, with a shuttle, and spinning on a wheel, which are a bit out of the ordinary. Haven’t done jewelry making or beadwork in a long time, though. And baking – that’s craftish, at least it’s productive!

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    • Jamie B
      May 25, 2012 @ 17:52:38

      I do believe you’re the first one here who tats and spins. πŸ™‚ I definitely consider food to be a craft, along with gardening. In fact, I would say that everything is a craft, if you treat it like one! (I’ve gotta find a way to make laundry into crafting.)
      Crackle nail polish is super fun. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for coming by – I hope to see you again soon.

      Reply

  87. Carey ~ Gypsy Thread
    May 25, 2012 @ 20:06:04

    I usually spend most of my crafting time sewing. Anytime glue is involved I always end up with fingers stuck together. Same deal with paint, I seem to get it everywhere. I see a few people have commented about gardening. We can absolutely add it to my list of fav crafts… messy is allowed there!

    Reply

    • Jamie B
      May 25, 2012 @ 21:43:57

      Sometimes you’ve just got to get messy! I just planted my garden for this year, actually. Check out the post if you’re interested! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Reply

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