and,

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Hats & Dresses Hooray!

If you are visiting
Welcome!
And, long may you rock!
For this giveaway I'm offering a funky reversible
bonnet from this post.

 
Let me know what size you need
and I'll send you some photos of choices.

 
 
New followers are always welcome,
but never required.
 
Leave a comment with your favorite website,
or podcast and tell me why you think it's great.
One of my shorties will pick the winner from a hat.
Don't forget to leave a way for me to get in touch.

The giveaway closes at 5pm PST on May 10
I will ship internationally.

Have fun!

As for the regulars...
I'm going to bombard you with some girl dresses.

These were made with a Rae pattern
and although it comes with loads of variations...


I just couldn't stop with the flutter sleeves.


These ones are made with a variety of
Japanese import fabrics.


Oh how they have moves.


This colourful scooter one is Echino.


My devotion is high.


I am taking these to my first craft fair.


and we shall see what becomes of them.


They all have a fully lined bodice.


A little scoop or V cut out at the neck.




They are super fun to play in,
as was evidenced by how much action
they saw on our trip.


Comfy and pretty?





Yum.


Now if only I could achieve comfy and pretty
in high heels for me,
I would be way foxier!
  




64 comments:

  1. My favorite blog is http://francessuzanne.blogspot.com. :)

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  2. Adorable little hat..and gorgeous dresses. One of my favorite podcasts is, Raising Playful Tots. Helps me with my two girlys!

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  3. My favorite site is foodgawker, because my oldest daughter loves looking at the pictures and picking out recipes to try.

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  4. Hard to pick a blog favorite, I read so many! Always enjoy MADE, Craftiness is Not Optional, Crafterhours, Ruffles and Stuff. . .
    Love the bonnet. I'm anticipating a new niece at the end of August, I bet she'd be super sweet in it next summer.

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  5. I really like Made by Rae, too! The hats are lovely and the dresses are adorable. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

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  6. I'll have to say that I am in love with pinterest. I know it's kind of cheating but I love getting creative feeds whenever I feel like :)

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  7. my favorite blog is fig & me.

    i would love to win this for one of my babes!

    thanks!

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  8. The podcast I follow is The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe. A bunch of really funny guys. Thanks for the opportunity to win the bonnet giveaway. My daughter would look so cute in it :)

    modernmarketingmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Adorable bonnet... I get a lot of my kids clothes inspiration from Naptime Crafters, MADE, and Craftiness is Not Optional.

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  10. Such a cute hat. I read a lot of quilting blogs -- I really enjoy Stitched in Color, among others. In the non-crafty world, my online reading is mostly focused on the New York Times (online).

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  11. Gorgeous! I love Rae's blog!
    Another of my favourites is Katy at imagingermonkey.blogspot.com
    She's such a hoot!

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  12. I love so many blogs and I found most last year through giveaway day. Charm about you, simplymissluella, and many others! I follow hundreds of blogs including yours now. Check my blog the blogs are listed on the left!

    Your hat is adorable my new granddaughter (3 months) will need one this summer (shes a redhead)! She would make a great model for you sweet hat! Thank you!

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  13. Adorable! You make amazing dresses. Wow! I'm getting a new niece at the end of the summer (!!!) and I'm so excited to make her things! Thanks for the inspiration!

    My fav podcast is WNYC's Radiolab!

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  14. I would love one of these adorable hats. And I love the Geranium dresses, it's one of my favorite patterns right now!

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  15. wow - that's gorgeous. i think my favorite eye candy blog has to be red pepper quilts.

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  16. My fav podcasts are NPR shows - Car Talk and Wait Wait :)

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  17. I was just going to make a bonnet for my daughter. I love under the sycamore. Great blog with amazing photography by a mom with a great love for her children and God. I would love to be able to capture the everyday moments in my kids lives.

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  18. Etsy is my favorite website, most likely because its filled with endless amounts of loveliness and a crutch to my shopping habit.

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  19. Ooh yes! My toddler needs a bonnet! It doesn't really count, but my favorite "website" is reader.google.com ... which is going away. So my favorite will soon be feedly.com? :) For something that would count... Art of Manliness? They've got great stuff (and podcasts, I believe, although podcasts aren't my thing), not just for the menfolk.

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  20. my fav website is babble.com

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  21. I actually love Rae patterns too :)
    My favorite site has got to be U Create. I love that they bring such good ideas and artists together in one place for me.

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  22. I follow over 100 blogs. I don't have one favorite but love Maureen Cracknell. What a generous giveaway. Thank you for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  23. Love this hat. So, so cute, particularly in that adorable orange.

    My favorite website, of all time? Etsy for sure. Love to buy homemade if I can't make it myself! :)

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  24. I love etsy and ravelry for endless inspiration! I would love to win a bonnet for my girl -- she'd need an 18m size :)

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  25. Gasp! /I love these! I would need a 9mo or one year size for my dude, who could totally rock a bonnet: if no unisex in that size a 9mo for my niece. (unless you have a size 5yr)
    shannerpants AT gmail

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  26. So excited about the bonnet that I left out my fav podcast: science friday from NPR.

    shannerpants AT gmail

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  27. my fav website is probably livejournal or vechernie-posidelki. Thanks for a chance to win! julia.glotova (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. Such a sweet bonnet. Thanks for the chance.

    My favorite? Hard to choose just one. I love aholyexperience.com - Ann Voskamp.

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  29. Oooh lovely bonnet, my daughter would look so cute in that! I follow lots of craft / sewing / quilting blogs but the newest thing i'm following is a food blog.

    http://www.skinnytaste.com

    It's adding a bit more variety to our diet in general and it's healthy!

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  30. Hello from Minnesota! Eek - those bonnets are adorable! I'm a Flickr junkie, I love it for sewing inspiration and little sewing/quilting swaps.

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  31. You make such adorable things! Happy giveaway day! :)

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  32. I love the recipes from www.ourbestbites.com!
    Thanks!
    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. Great giveaway.Love the bonnet and the dresses! My fav website, currently definetly Pinterest, i´m mad about it.

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  34. So cute! My favorite website is Sewing Mamas.

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  35. My favorite podcast to listen to while sewing is This American Life. You never know what you will get with that one.

    My daughter (now 6) has grown out of her bonnet and I know she would adore one of these if you can make it in her size.

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  36. I really like the blog Like Mother Like Daughter which talks a lot about the knowledge we've lost. Thanks for hosting!

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  37. I love seeing the Geranium everywhere. I love A Holy Experience. Usually hits me where I am, with what I need to hear. Thanks for the chance!

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  38. my favorite podcast is WDW Radio a Disney podcast.

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  39. I love all the bonnets you've made. Such a variety of colors and prints to choose from.

    My favorite podcasts are: The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Strangers, and the Dinner Party Download. Lots of good sewing entertainment.

    Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  40. Pinterest, Centsational Girl, Craftsy, Ravelry... There are so many sites to distract me.

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  41. Your bonnets are beautiful!
    One of my favorite blogs is diariodenaii.blogspot.com
    Thanks for the chance.

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  42. Those hats are soooo sweet and the dresses are beautiful; your daughters must love wearing them. I don't really listen to podcasts.
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. M is for Make is my favourite web site....has lovely fabric. Love the bonnets and the fabric that you use.

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  44. no big dill
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  45. Lovely dresses ...
    I enjoys reading posts from Moda Bakeshop.

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  46. My favourite podcasts are stuart mcclean's vinyl cafe, from the cbc

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  47. I would love a bonnet for my new grandaughter. Those dresses are all so cute.

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  48. I love the Girl Inspired website for wonderful photos and sewing! I also love your bonnets. So cute! cynsaw(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  49. http://www.deargirlsaboveme.com/ always makes me laugh.

    krdrop@hotmail.com

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  50. Favorite website is probably facebook (if we're counting what I frequent the most)....

    christ(dot)joy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Sewing blog that I love is happyzombie. Non-sewing blog that is really great, sometimes sarcastic, witty and insightful www.itjustgetsstranger dot com. He's especially famous for his snuggie texts with someone who got the wrong number. Podcast would be This American Life. Your devotion is high for the dresses and my like is large. They're great.

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  52. I have a couple of favorite quilting blogs: Stitched in Color, Blue Elephant Stitches and Ellison Lane Quilts. Not only are these ladies super talented, but they're very nice and generous with their advice when you need help with a quilting question.

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  53. I love posie gets cozy blog, the pictures are amazing. Your bonnets are great, I always had to wear a hat growing up, but yours are so much better then the ones that I wore. I like the orange polka dot or the trees. ms_margaux (at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  54. Favourite website is Dear Abby. Proof that the world is weirder than I am, and that my problems aren't that big.

    LOVELY bonnets - v. nice

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  55. I LOVE Desire to Inspire. I could drool over all that interior design ALL DAY! Also, I love all your Geranium Dresses. I recently tried the pattern for the first time. Great!

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  56. What pretty hats & dresses! My favorite site is metafilter.com--lots of random news & information there!

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  57. I'm loving posie gets cozy.
    Thanks for hosting! I love those bonnets.

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  58. I'm a huge fan of Ravelry because I keep track of all of my knitting projects and stashes there.

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  59. So adorable. And I'm a new follower.

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  60. Hmmmm....I don't really have a favorite..but your hat is adorable!!! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I love the Made blog! Thanks!

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  62. I love Stitched Together. Your Geraniums are very cute..I've made 9 now too..the pattern is so addictive! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. My favorite web site is cuteoverload - it just makes me smile.

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