Monday, December 9, 2013

It's Giveaway Day!


Each year, I look forward to this day - 
It's a fun way to meet other sewists, 
pick up a few new favorite blogs, 
plus enter to win beautiful and fun handmade items 
offered by talented makers.

Ready to join the fun here at Silver Trumpet?
Here's your chance to win my festive Bucket Bag, 
measuring approximately 6.5" high x 6.5" wide.

You'll find roomy pockets in the front and back, 
and one at the interior.
Comfy, durable side handles.
Machine wash and dry.
For your chance to win this festive all-purpose bag
just leave a comment describing how you would use it!
Remember to include your email address so I can let you know if you won.
Put it to good use in your home, or to give as a gift.
One lucky winner will be selected by random number generator 
on Friday Dec. 13th.
The winner will be announced here, 
and will also receive an email. 

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
Oh, and a quick reminder that the shop sale ends this Wednesday,
and more bags will be posted there soon!


210 comments:

  1. Good Morning! Thanks for the great giveaway, I love the bucket! I would use it to put LOTS of candy canes in and then move it to my sewing room to hold all my tools near my sewing machine.
    All Joy and Peace to you this holiday season.
    Take care, Leslie

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  2. Good Morning! Thanks for the great giveaway, I love the bucket! I would use it to put LOTS of candy canes in and then move it to my sewing room to hold all my tools near my sewing machine.
    All Joy and Peace to you this holiday season.
    Take care, Leslie

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! I love your ideas for using the bucket bag...especially the candy canes! Joy and Peace to you as well.

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  3. I would use it to keep my pins and thread snippers next to my machine :)

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  4. Thank you for a great giveaway. I don't have a designated sewing area in my house and work in my bedroom, at the kitchen table and on the sofa, so I would use it as a small carry all with my scissors, needle case and pins in it (I do a lot of hand work).
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. I enjoy hand work too, Kay - this would definitely come in very handy!

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  5. This bag is so cute! I would put my Christmas cards in it for now, and use it in my sewing/laundry room during the year. Thanks!

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  6. Cute bucket bag! I would use it to put my hand sewing projects in it.

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    1. Thanks, Bailey. I'm a hand sewer, too, so I can say that it would hold a project very nicely, plus scissors, etc.

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  7. It's such an adorable bag/basket! I think I would use it in our guest room to hold small items that our houseguests may have forgotten to bring, like small bottles of shampoo, lotions, extra toothbrushes, disposable razors, etc.

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    1. Diana, that's such a clever use, and would be welcoming and fun in a guest room!

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  8. That looks like a perfect thing to hold my yarn while I sit and knit on the couch!
    Super cute.
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hi Liz - I knit on the couch, too! I originally fabricated this little guy in order to hold my small knitting projects. It easily holds projects like socks, a full size shawl, cowl, hats, mittens, etc.

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  9. I'd love to keep holiday napkins or books in here!

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    1. Both are creative ways to use the bucket bag - nice!

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  10. i would fill it with k-cups for my keurig. very cute.

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    1. Thanks Eileen - so glad you thought of that - it's perfect!

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  11. I would love to have that to carry my hand sewing projects with me from room to room!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Awesome, Beth - it would definitely hold everything your hand sewing project needs!

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  12. I really love this. I like that it tapers in at the top so the bag looks swollen. Knowing myself the way I do, it would probably end up with yarn or a knitting project in it. Or a crochet project.

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    1. Thanks! Seeing that I have (more than) a few of these bags at my chair, I can say they absolutely fit the bill for knitting!

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  13. What a great basket! I'd fill it with christmas candy or cookies!

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  14. Love the shape of the bucket. I would use it for Christmas cards and then during the rest of the year for some sewing items.

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  15. It would be great for holding yarn and crochet projects

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  16. I would use it to put sewing items in. I love it

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  17. So cute, it would go in my sewing room. There's always things that need a place to be put!

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    1. Thank you, Christine - and I agree - a place for everything and everything in its place!

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  18. What a darling bucket! I'd love to have it on my sewing table for notions like the seam ripper, scissors and things.

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    1. Thank you so much! This bucket bag will hold so much, and the sewing room is a perfect place for it.

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  19. What a cute bucket! I think I'd use it to hold stuff on my nightstand, chapstick, cough drops etc.

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    1. Thanks and I love your idea for the nightstand!

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  20. I love this bucket. Right now I would use it to hold Christmas cards and mail.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. It would hold a lot of mail, so that's a great use!

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  21. use it ... maybe on my sewing table .. oddd bits and pieces in the middle (pins, pen sharpener), spare blades, fabric marcers and scissors in the pockets ...

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  22. I would love to use it next to my sewing machine to hold notions!

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  23. This would be perfect for on my desk. I always have a few things that never seem to have a home sitting there.

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  24. This is so pretty! I can imagine filling it with some homemade goodies and giving it to our knitting/crocheting neighbor who always is lending a hand to our family!

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    1. Donna, that's such a thoughtful idea! Your neighbors are lucky.

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  25. Looks perfect to hold sewing supplies!

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  26. So cute! I love the idea of using it to hold mail or Christmas cards!

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  27. Thanks, Amanda! I'm working on another one in the red colorway right now, and I have to say it's equally as cute!

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  28. Many uses. It could hold Christmas cards, sewing tools, and children toys.

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  29. I would store my embroidery tools and patterns in it. Thanks!

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  30. I think i would use it for storing chocolates and candy canes for treats for the children.
    I have my fingers crossed!

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  31. WOuld be a great mail holder.
    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  32. I love the shape of this! I think it would be cute as a centerpiece, heaped with Christmas ornaments! Thanks for sharing with us!
    emyerly(at)wideopenwest(dot)com

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  33. i would use it to hold the yarn & knitting project I am currently working on in my den.

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  34. my brand newly toddling son would love to grasp the handles and fillthis up as he walks though the house

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    1. What fun! And yes, the handles are soft and durable for little hands. :)

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  35. Lovely giveaway,so generous of you.Thank you for the chance to win it.If I would us eit will be for crochet but if my daughter clam it first then dolls =o).

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    1. This bag would make a happy home for dolls - love it!

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  36. I think I'd use this for my knitting projects and materials! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. Looks perfect for keeping my fair isle hat knitting project inside. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a pretty prize!

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    1. Thanks, Nessa. Fair Isle would be right at home!

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  38. How cute is that!!! I LOVE those little handles, and also the prints you've chosen. I think this would be so cute holding hot cocoa pouches for a hot chocolate bar, or for winter mornings.

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    1. Thank you, Amy. A hot chocolate bar sounds like it would hit the spot considering that it's snowing outside my window right now ;)

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  39. I would like to store some notecards in the basket along with pens and other writing supplies in the pockets!

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  40. What a neat shape that basket has! I'd use it to help organize supplies in my sewing room... I'm always in need of help with that!

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  41. What a cool fabric bucket! I have not see this type before and its really nice! I enjoyed reading your blog! thank you for the lovely giveaway- this would hold my holiday card making supplies very well!

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    1. Thank you, Lee! You're right, it would hold your card making supplies very well. Sturdy and cheerful!

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  42. I'd use this for cloth napkins during the month of December. So pretty.

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  43. I would use this to store and show off my yarns.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  44. i would use it to keep my tv remote, scissors, thread, and cell phone in. thank you for such a beautiful giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  45. I put put my little bits and bobs in the sewing room in it

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  46. Super cute! Maybe makeup, etc.

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  47. I have a good friend that is a teacher. She could use it as a basket on her desk for note pads. I love giving gifts that are handmade.

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  48. This is such a handy bag, thanks for offering. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  49. This would be perfect for hair clips and bands. I leave them everwhere and that might not happen if I had a cute place to collect them.

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  50. I have never seen a bag like this. It is so cute. I would have it by my sewing machine to hold my markers and small rulers.

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  51. This would be great to throw some other goodies into and make a cute gift basket for a good friend of mine!

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  52. So beautiful! My mother in law would just adore this - I would too, but I'd give it to her because it would make her so happy :).

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  53. I think I would use it in the bathroom to corral my handcreams, comb, and makeup which usually just end up on the counter. (my husband will be happy).

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  54. What a cute little bag! I'd use it to temporarily hold my mail.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  55. This "bucket" would be perfect to store bar glasses and napkins at our annual Christmas party. It is so cute.Thanks for the chance.

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  56. That'd be a toss-up. It looks like it'd be perfect for sewing notion containment but since it has all those pockets and deviders I might also be tempts to use it for my bicycle sundries. Like the CO2 cartridges and gloves.

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  57. The Bucket Bag is so adorable. It would be sweet sitting on my table loaded with trims.

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  58. So cute! I see this basket full of Christmas candy!!

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  59. Adorable! I would use it to keep my last-minute knitting in, so it will be a little decor instead of an eyesore!

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  60. I would use your lovely bucket ALL year for taking my hand sewing to quilt group each week

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  61. I think I would give it to my Mum - it would be perfect for her knitting. Thanks for a lovely giveaway :-)

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  62. Oh, this is so cute!!! So many things I could use it for... To hold all the notions, notes, pattern etc for my current sewing project, I think. Those pockets look perfect for holding zips and buttons etc safe and sound until they're ready to be used!

    macska at gmail dot com

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  63. Well right now since it is holiday fabrics I would use it hod my scissors, tape and name tags so I could have it all handy next to me while wrapping presents.

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  64. This would be great for holding pens, markers, pencils, scissors and paper for my kids when they're crafting away together at the dining table.

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  65. I think I would use it to store my knitting needles in, or crochet hooks, or both!

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  66. I'd use it in my sewing space for notions that keep traveling around & disappearing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. It looks perfect for putting Christmas cards in. Then after the holidays I'd use it to hold my quilting tools. Right now they're in a tupperware box. This bag would be so much classier. And I love the idea of pockets to hold my rotary cutters, scissors, and seam ripper upright so I wouldn't have to keep digging around in the box for them.

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    1. Tupperware would be so much better if it came in cool colors and patterns like fabric. :)

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  68. Great giveaway. This would be awesome to use on my machine table to put all my sewing tools and gizmos in it. Thank you for the chance to enter. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. What a festive fabric bucket you did a wonderful job on it. What would I put in it, I am always making notes on 3x5 cards and then not knowing where I put down the one I am looking for I think this would be wonderful for me to put on an end table and keep these cards in so I could always find them and it even has the pockets so I could keep a pen right there with my note cards.

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    1. Excellent thoughts on how to make the most of those pockets! I, too, am a list maker....

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  70. Love it! I'd likely use it in the living room to store a few books or toys in
    sequinsandscribbles@yahoo.com

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  71. This would be perfect for a gift basket or to hold Christmas Cards

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  72. I think it would be right on my desk for my everyday things for homeschooling - maybe then they wouldn't disappear! And it would be so beautiful to look at everyday!

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    1. I have homeschooling friends so I totally get how much stuff can accumulate! Great idea!

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  73. I would use it in my craft room to hold supplies - easy access.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

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  74. In my studio. I always have room for a pretty basket.

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  75. Just the right size for the little hands on my three-year old to cart around his little treasures! Thanks!

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  76. I love the size. I think I would use it for napkins on the table.

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  77. I would use it as a silverware caddy.

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  78. Would look gorgeous in my bathroom.

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  79. I think I would use it on Christmas for silverware (other holidays too)

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  80. I would put it on my newly built shelves in the family room to hold my remotes.

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  81. I like what somebody said about remotes or it could hold all of our many rings of keys, too.

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  82. Thank you for this chance! I would put this lovely bad on my mantle to hold tealight candles, matchboxes and such.

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  83. What lovely fabric! I would use it either for my knitting notions or my spinning paraphernalia!

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  84. I think I would use it to organize my knitting supplies. Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  85. I don't know what exactly I would use this for! Maybe to hold tv remotes on the coffee table, or mail at the kitchen desk, or on my side table, I could definitely find a use for it in my sewing room! It's very nice!!

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    1. Thank you, Megan! I'll bet it would be right at home in any of those places!

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  86. That's such a cute basket! I'd use it for holding sewing supplies. Thanks for the chance!

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  87. for sewing supplies, of course..

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  88. i think this would be perfect on my counter filled with cookie cutters. thanks!

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  89. This would be great for all of the cute little holiday items that keep showing up at my house that have no home. Erasers, games, and candy.

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  90. Wow that is the cutest thing! It looks like it should have wrapped Christmas chocolate or nuts in it with a nut cracker tool in teh pocket!! I love it!! Thi is a fab and unique giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Amy - love the nuts and nut cracker idea - especially since the bag is machine washable. Great!

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  91. Very pretty! I would use it to store sewing and/or knitting supplies.

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  92. I love Christmas and would love to use this as a festive condiment caddy for my dinner table, Salt and pepper shakers and the such would look lovely carried to the table in this cute basket.

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  93. So cute! I do all my sewing at the dining room table, so I'd keep it there to store my supplies when they're not in use.

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  94. It would be next to my sewing machine where I could see it and smile. I might put in little sewing things I need to hand for a particular project, or pop in scraps as I accumulate them : )

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    1. That just made my day! I feel the same way - it's undeniably cheery.

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  95. I'd put it near the Christmas tree to hold our stash of Christmas books.

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  96. I would put my Christmas fabric scraps in it. It is lovely!

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  97. What a lovely giveaway - thank you! I would store my sewing materials. jphotopoulos(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. I would use it to hold my Cross stitch supplies

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  99. I would use it to hold my supplies that I use for count cross stitch and sewing, it would surly have a great home. thanks for the chance.

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    1. Thanks, Lori. Cross stitch would be fantastic in this bag. Perfect size, and plenty of pockets for scissors, needle keep, threads, flosses, etc.

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  100. Id use it to carry small sewing projects. Thanks

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  101. knitting supplies. How cute is this?!?

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  102. I'd put my Christmas crafts in there every year.

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  103. Cute!! I'm sure I would use it to store all of my children's random Christmas crafting goodies that are currently floating freely. :P Thanks for the great giveaway, and happy holidays!

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    1. Thank you, Trinity. I agree that it would corral the crafting goodies very well! Happy holidays to you, too!

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  104. I love it! So cheerful and fun. I think I'd put it on the side table with my hand-sewing supplies in it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  105. I would keep my yarns in it when I crochet

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  106. It would certainly be handy for all the handmade soap I keep getting from my daughter!

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  107. CANDY! The boys (including eldest in the house) would want it filled with Christmas Candy! :)

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    1. It would certainly get a lot of use! Fun!

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  108. Love the handles. I would use it in my sewing for small scissors, seam rippers or even spools of thread. Thanks.

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  109. Oooooooooh! LOVE it!! Definitely will go to my sewing spot to keep all my smaller notions & such close by!!

    Merry Christmas!! & Ohio Hugs!!

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  110. I would hold yummy essential oils and lotions in one of your beautiful bags! Ps. As you can see, I figured this out...

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    1. Hi Carol! Let's see what we can do about a new carrier for your yummies! You've totally made my day. :)

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  111. oooohhh so great to use for your sewing stuff!!!
    Thank youu!

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  112. This would probably get filled with rocks, acorns, shells, feathers and leaves. My kids are gatherers and that's what they collect.

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  113. So cute! I would store my sewing supplies in it- new to sewing, and using a plastic tote and zip locks right now! :)
    Thanks!

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  114. Such a lovely bag. I would use it to store my current kniting or crochet project and needles/hook. It is so very lovely.

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  115. I love to put tea bags in it and use it in the kitchen or in the living room to put chargers in.
    ramona_murray at comcast dot net

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    1. Ramona, I love the thought of tea bags filling this festive bucket bag - a clever way to bring holiday cheer to the kitchen!

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  116. I would love to keep my Christmas cards in this cute bag.
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  117. Oh my, that is cool!!! I would use it for a hand work caddy to use while watching tv. Then I could put it up away from furry snouts when I'm not using it!

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  118. I would use that at my craft desk to keep tools handy. It's very cute!

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  119. I would use it on my sewing desk for scraps and tools

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  120. It would be handy to hold my knitting :)

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  121. this would be perfect for my sewing supplies.... but im sure my son would steal it for his toy tractors!

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  122. I would use it to hold my works in progress (right now it would be hexes for my hex quilt).

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  123. I would love to see it filled with Christmas cards as they come in. OR pen and note cards for sending replies and notes to others!

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  124. So many ideas to fill that basket. I think I would use it for supplies in my sewing room or something on the desk in my kitchen so I could see it! Thanks.

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  125. It would be great to hold the Christmas linens ready for use on the sideboard. It is so cute!

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  126. I would use this to hold sewing/quilting odds and ends on my table!

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  127. I would use it in my bathroom to hold odds and ends/makeup/toiletries :)

    Thanks for the chance!
    Melissa
    mjp_0419 at yahoo dot com

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  128. Cute bucket bag! I would use it in my craft room for sewing or knitting accessories :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  129. I think I would put it in my studio and use it for the sewing machine tools. Like seam rippers, screw drivers and other little tools i need often.

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  130. I would use it as a knitting tote! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  131. That would work so much better to hold my quilting supplies than the ratty old box I have. Thanks

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  132. So cute! It would make a great card holder during the holidays... then I'd move it into my quilting room to hold my small tools.

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  133. I saw the picture and immediately knew - I'd use it this time of year for holding our Christmas cards; they're all over the table right now (we get too many to display them on a wall or something). The rest of the year I'd snag it as a knit/crochet project basket to sit next to my chair.

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  134. I would give to my kids to stores their art supplies

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  135. I'm always looking for storage solutions for all my craft things. This would be perfect for condensing some of my mess!

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  136. I would use it in my car to help keep up with all my small childs stuff! Great giveaways thanks

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  137. such a cute bag! Hmmm using it?? I would probably use it in my sewing room to put my small pieces of scrap fabric in it. Perfect size to use so you don't have to constantly be putting scraps away but not too big that when you finally do it you dont have tons and tons :D

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  138. I would keep it near my sewing area to hold spare bobbins, thread, and other notions. I love the fabrics you chose!

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  139. That basket is so bright and cheery! I think it would be great to keep hexies in. Right now mine are stuck in a drawer.

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  140. it looks like it would be great to store items for hand sewing projects. I always have stuff sitting out everywhere when I'm working on a binding. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. Lovely box!! I just love the colours!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    I would give it to my little one to fill with those little toys that always have a hard time finding their own place.....

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  142. I would use it to hold my knitting notions and spare yarn while I am knitting.

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  143. It'd look adorable in my kitchen holding a jumble of my copper cookie cutters!

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  144. I would use it next to my sewing machine to keep all my tools handy. I keep trying new ideas and haven't found the perfect one yet.

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  145. Love baskets! I need a new one for the notepads on my desk. I have a bunch of minis and sticky pads.

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