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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My 100th Post & A Giveaway!

Hello all!
Well, I finally reached my 100th post, and I decided to have a giveaway!

This giveaway is for an purse/tote I made.
The pretty rustic Autumn colors are perfect for the season! It has a zippered pocket and a little snap at the top to hold it closed.

FYI:
The zipper and snap are from circa 1950's. The zipper was bought at a yard sale from an older man selling his Mother's sewing notions. We bought the whole box, which included zippers, binding, ric-rac, buttons, needles, and many other things, including a pair of motorized scissors! The snaps came from an antique store that was selling little notions. When we asked what the price was on a card of snaps, the man at the counter said price as marked. Well, the price was from the 50's! It was marked 25 cents (!).


This bag is perfect to use as a purse or as a tote to hold your crafts. The red paisley-like fabric is recycled from a dress I used to wear. The tan material has a slight burlap feel to it, giving the bag a bit of a rustic look.








To enter:

There are two ways you can enter:

1. Leave a comment.

2. Post about it on your blog and leave another comment. You are welcome to use any of the pictures.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry!

Anyone from the US or Canada can enter.

The giveaway ends on Saturday, November 7th, 12:00 PM Eastern time. I will announce the winner on the Monday after it ends.

P.S
In case you're wondering, my family and I are in Ohio on Lake Erie! The pictures were taken off the deck of the cottage where we are staying. We arrived last evening and Lord willing, are going to stay for a day or so more. Pictures are coming soon!

78 comments:

  1. Oh, Livvy, the purse is beautiful!! I would love to win it. So here is my first entry, and I will probably post about it later. Congratulations on your 100th post, dear friend! :)

    ~ Blessings,
    Lindsay

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  2. I'm entering!

    Paisley is my *favorite* print...it's so gorgeous!

    Thanks!

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  3. Congrats on the 100th post!! I just reached mine not to long ago as well. Haha. The tote is pretty!

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  4. http://adifferentkindagal.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-visiting.html

    There's the link to my post about your giveaway. :))

    Enjoy your stay at Lake Erie! Sounds like fun! Are you guys on a vacation? Have a wonderful time, friend!

    -Lissie

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  5. Please enter me for this wonderful giveaway!
    You did a great job on the bag...whoever gets it is going to like it for sure!
    ~Hannah

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  6. I'm entering! :) Thank you! What a beautiful bag! How lovely...

    Blessings,
    ~Miss Raquel

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  7. Hi Livvy,
    I just posted about your giveaway on my blog. Here's the link:

    http://contentinchrist34.blogspot.com/2009/10/livvys-100th-post-giveaway.html

    I hope you're having a good time in Ohio! :)

    ~ Blessings,
    Lindsay

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  8. Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous bag! :D You sew wonderfully! I would love to enter! :)

    Also, that is a beautiful place that you took the pictures! :D

    ~Quinlyn

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  9. That's a beautiful bag. It would be very useful.
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Hi Livvy! I would like to enter your giveaway. That is such a beautiful purse!
    ~Miriam

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  11. Please enter me..what a beautiful purse!!

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  12. I posted about your giveaway on my blog!!

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  13. Wow! One hundred posts is a lot. You did a really good job on the purse!

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  14. I blogged about the giveaway :).

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  15. I'd love to enter for the bag! It's beautiful! I will post about it asap and be sure to get you the address to my post. :)

    ~Eldarwen Failariel~

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  16. http://thefaithfulelvenprincess.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-at-livvys-blog.html

    Here's the address to the post I did about your giveaway! Nothing fancy, I just told people about it and linked to this post. I don't have as much time on the Internet as I'd like. :)

    ~Eldarwen

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  17. Lovely bag! What a sweet giveaway. :) Enter me in!

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  18. I posted on my blog about your giveaway. girlsoffaith123.blogspot.com
    ~Miriam

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  19. Found you through Child of the King. I don't normally like red but this purse is so cute. Would love to win it.

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  20. Hello! What a beautiful bag! I heard about your giveaway on Lindsay's blog and I would love it if you would enter me! Thanks!

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  21. Hello again! I just posted it on my blog, please enter me again! Thanks! Again, GORGEOUS bag!

    http://fromthepagesofmyheart.blogspot.com/2009/10/daughters-heart.html

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  22. Congrats on your 100th post! :) I would am entering to win that bag, its adoribable! :)

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  23. I love this purse!! The fabrics are just gorgeous!!!
    ~Maria

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  24. What a gorgeous bag you made! I'd love to enter your giveaway! I plan to post about it on my blog soon. So I'll let you know once I've done that. Thanks!

    God bless,
    ~Taylor

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  25. Okay, I posted about it! Here is the link:

    http://proverbs31-in-training.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-giveaway.html

    ~Taylor

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  26. Enter me in!! It's a beautiful purse!

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  27. Hello!

    I would like to enter the giveaway please! I will most likely enter again as I would love to spread the word about your neat blog and giveaway! :) I absolutely love the colors you picked! I also share a love of sewing as well!

    God bless and have a wonderful day,

    Miss. Antoinette K.

    PS. you can e-mail me at ajkonvalin(at)gmail(dot)com! :)

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  28. Hello again! ;)

    I just posted about it here at my blog : http://practicalsimplicity.com/blog/

    Grace and Peace,

    Miss. Antoinette K.

    PS. I heard about your giveaway through "Content in Christ" blog! :)

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  29. What a lovely bag. I'm looking for a unique small diaper bag for my new baby girl in February and this looks like just the thing!

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  30. You did a wonderful job! The craftsmanship is beautiful, and your fabric choices are gorgeous!
    Congratulations on your 100th post!

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  31. That is so pretty!I would love to enter.And I will post about :)




    Kaitlin

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  32. I posted about your giveaway!
    Here is the link...

    http://upnorthhannah.blogspot.com/2009/10/couple-of-announcements-and-what-i-did.html

    Thanks Livvy!

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  33. That is a beautiful bag! I love the colors. Here is my first entry.

    ~Hannah Paige

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  34. Wow! I like it! Here is my first entry.

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  35. I posted about it! This is my second entry.

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  36. Dear Livvy~
    That purse/bag/tote is gorgeous! And the fact that it's all "recycled", is neat!!

    Please enter me! I hope to be carrying it around some day ...grin...:)

    Jenna

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  37. This purse/tote is beautiful!! The fabrics are just gorgeous!!!! Please enter me!
    Maria Smith

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  38. That's beautiful. I'd love to enter.
    Esther

    www.homeschoolblogger.com/farmgirl9412

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  39. Enter me please! :) It's beautiful!

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  40. I would like to enter. The bag is beautiful! God Bless, Susan

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  41. The bag is beautiful, Livvy! I'd love to win it! Please enter me in the giveaway! :)

    ~Haley

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  42. That's beautiful, Livvy! Please enter us! :D

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  43. That is adorable! Sign me up! Livy how did you get your playlist to appear like that? That is beautiful. If you could answer back on my blog. I forget I leave comments on people's blogs and never check back!

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  44. Please enter me in the contest. Adorable bag......

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  45. Oh that is beautiful! Wonderful job - please enter me!

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  46. I didn't blog about it, but I did twitter it, if that counts. :)

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  47. Hi,
    Please enter me in the contest.

    Thanks so much for having this giveaway.
    The bag is sooooo cute!

    Hannah

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  48. Wow! What a beautiful bag!
    You did such a great job! And what a great way to recycle! I love the fall colors.
    Pleaes enter me in!!!
    Blessings,
    Laura Kay

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  49. Oh, it's so pretty. Please enter me. :)

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  50. I posted about it on my blog.

    Esther

    www.homeschoolblogger.com/farmgirl9412

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  51. Simply GORGEOUS!!!! Please enter me in your drawing!
    ~Courtney
    www.courtneykrause.blogspot.com
    www.ahighercallingmag.webs.com

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  52. What a beautiful purse! It has inspired me to want to go and make a bag for myself, but alas, my sewing machine doesn't work. :(

    Maybe I'll win this purse!
    Have a very bright, very cheerful day,
    Miss Eyebright

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  53. What a lovely bag! All my favorite colors!
    please enter me
    ~Grace

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  54. That is a beautiful bag! I love the colors! Enter Me! Oh, and I am a new follower...I came from Emily's blog PRACTICALLY PINK.

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  55. I think I already told you, but I posted about the giveaway. Just delete this comment if I already did. Thank you! :)

    P.S. Your blog is so pretty...

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  56. I posted about the giveaway on my blog!! It is soooo cute a beautiful for autumn! If I win it I will make sure that I tell people I won it here! I pray I win! *pick me pick me*

    ~Monica

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  57. Oh, Here is the link to the post

    http://thechicboutique.blogspot.com/2009/10/so-cute.html

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  58. What a beautiful bag! I do wish my sewing skills were that advanced. (I can do crooked hems, that's about it - LOL.)
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!
    Lindsay F.

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  59. P.S. I posted about this giveaway on my blog!

    www.God-sDaughter.blogspot.com

    Blessings!

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  60. Hey!
    I love this blog and hope to come back! Feel free to drop by my blog at girlsofhope.blogspot.com and follow! (You can check out my other blogs too if you want ..by clicking my blog)
    Libby x

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  61. LOVE IT!!! Thats for sharing!
    ~Jennifer

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  62. I'd LOVE to enter!
    I'll post about it on my blog!
    Allison

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  63. That is an awesome purse! please enter me in the contest! :-)

    (ps. i just started reading your blog. i got the link off of the Young Homemakers blog.)

    -Alex

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  64. I love the bag, Livvy! How sweet! :) Please enter me! :)

    I have been meaning to email you for a while now... we have been very busy getting ready to sell our house and move an hour north... :) More details on my blog.... :D

    Blessings!
    Julia

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  65. I posted about it on my blog last night, and just in case this counts, I have your link on my sidebar.
    Thanks!
    Allison

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  66. Hi Livvy,
    I just came across your blog, I love your background and pictures!

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  67. Hi Livvy!
    I hope you and your family will have a great trip!
    What a cute little purse! I love the colors you used.
    Please enter me for the drawing! You are so sweet to use the purse for a give-away. :)
    Tell you mother and sisters hello!
    ~Jeri Beth

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  68. The purse you made would be very handy! The colors look so nice and warm, perfect for Autumn (and all year round)! You did a wonderful job - it turned out beautiful!

    Love in Christ,
    Emily Rose

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  69. How beautiful! (Livvy, you're so talented!)
    I'd love to be entered :)


    Mia

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  70. This is such a thoughtful idea! I've got to keep it in mind for my blog! Please enter me.
    The pictures are beautiful - you must be a very skilled seamstress! Would you mind telling me what pattern you used? Or did you make it up yourself?
    My blog is lightanddarkness-kyrie.blogspot.com
    I haven't been going very long...

    SOLI DEO GLORIA!

    -Kyrie

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  71. It is gorgeous! I would love to be entered for such a beautiful bag :)

    Kirsten

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  72. Just found your blog! Would like to be entered into your drawing!

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  73. OOHH! What a lovely job you did! Please enter me!

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  74. It's beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Melody

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