Thursday, 10 December 2015

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day


** This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners Cindy Weaver & Mrs Quinn! Both have been contacted via email. Thanks again to everyone who entered and for all the book recommendations, I am sorted for Summer reading**

Hello!! This is my first Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day (at least as a giver - I have entered lots of times though!).

I am very excited to be able to participate. 

If you are popping over from the giveaway, then here is a bit about me: my name is Hayley and I have been sewing for a bit over two years. I started sewing when I was pregnant with daughter number two. I have two girls affectionately known as Ms Moo and Ms Bird - hence the blog name - and a very tolerant husband who puts up with my sewing addiction and bits of thread all over the house. My first sewing love is quilting, but I also love to make bags, purses, pillows and more recently have been making some clothes. I live in beautiful Sydney, Australia. I have a ridiculous number of WIPs but 2016 is going to be all about finishing (some of) them off! Have a sticky beak around and if you like what you see I'd love for you to pop back from time to time and see what I have going on. 

But now to the main event!! Today I have these two pencil cases to give away. Since there are two pencil cases, I'll pick two winners.


The prize!


What's on the inside
What do you have to do to win? Just leave me a comment telling me whether you would prefer to win the low volume or black one - the first one I pick will get their choice first. And if you want to leave me a book recommendation for my Summer holidays, that would be nice too. That's it - no other hoops to jump through.

I'll pick the winner Sunday 13th of December and I'll ship internationally. Now get back over to the giveaways and get entering!

(I try to reply to comments, but I am anticipating lots for the giveaway so please don't be upset if I don't reply to you. Let me just say good luck here!)

90 comments:

  1. I love the low volume one. Thanks for the chance to win. A million Little pieces is a good book.

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  2. They are both lovely, but I would choose the black with the yellow interior! Thank you for this great giveaway opp :)
    q.piper at hotmail dot com

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  3. I prefer the black one i think, but they are both lovely!

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  4. Both would be nice, but if only one, the black.
    Mark of the Lion series.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  5. I like them both, but if I had to choose, I would pick the black one. :)
    I love any of Karen Kingsbury's books. The Redemption series is great.
    kmartz81 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. Low volume is my first choice -- they're both beautiful! Summer reading: I love mysteries, so I would recommend any by Dorothy Sayers, Laurie King, Elizabeth George, Bronowyn Rhys, or Martha Grimes.

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  7. I like the black one -- the yellow pops nicely on it. I, too, would love some book recommendations. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Both are beautiful Hayley! If I got first pick I would choose the LV one.

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  9. They are both lovely. It would be great to put my pencils at school. I'd love any but the black one will be better if I can choose. I would recommend The Cave by Jose Saramngo if you like science fiction.Happy holidays. ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com
    AriadnefromGreece!

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  10. They are both pretty but I would pick the low volume one.

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  11. Low volume would be my first choice too. I really like Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde. It's part of a series about a literary detective that jumps into books and fights literary crime.

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  12. I'd love the low volume white one - the strawberries are my fave! :)

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  13. These are both adorable! I'd prefer the black one if it were my choice. Thanks for the great giveaway. My very favorite book that I recommend all the time is the Beacon at Alexandria. Really good.

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  14. I prefer the low volume but they are both beautiful!

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  15. i love the low volume one best! Just finished a great mystery - Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) - it's the third in a series so start with The Cukoo's Calling if you like mysteries!

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  16. They are both fun, but I do prefer the black one. A good book that I read recently is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, be prepared to feel every emotion possible when reading it though as I laughed and sobbed piteously at times. Thank you for lovely giveaway. x

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  17. I love them both, but the low volume one is my favorite!

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  18. I would love either but if I had to pick I would go with the Black and White one

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  19. Like everyone else, I like both! But the black would be my first choice. I just read a book you might like: I'll Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda. donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. They are both lovely. I like the black one. Have you read The Book Thief? I like that book.

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  21. I love the low volume bag.
    Books.... there are so many. I love anything written by JoJo Moyes. Also loved "The Invention of Wings" and "All the Light You Cannot See" was superb (but it takes a good 50 pages or so to really get going - oh, so worth it tho)

    Merry Christmas!!

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  22. Thanks for a great giveaway. I can't decide which one I like more. I love the low volume one because I can never pass up a blue interior but I love the color combo of the black one. If I were to win, I'd be happy with either :)

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  23. I love both the cases but I would want the black one.. Thank u for the giveaway :)

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  24. They are both very cute! I'm fond of the black and white !

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  25. I like the low volume one. I like The Nightingale or Room!

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  26. Darling pouches! I'd be happy to have either, Surprise me! hehe My Mom used to call us girls "miss moo" growing up and when I had my daughter, that became her nickname. She is now 28 years old and still is called Miss Moo. Sometimes she is also called Moozie or just Moo.

    Awesome giveaway

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I'll say low volume, but its a tough choice. Love that pop of color on the black one.

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  28. Love the black one!! But both are cute!

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  29. I like the black best, but would love either. Thanks so much.

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  30. Thank you for the giveaway- I love the low volumne! Wool by Hugh Howey is a good read!

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  31. I'll go black, but either one is fine :) Can never have enough cases!

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  32. They're both lovely, I'd be happy to win either!
    Thanks,
    Despina
    Email : veneti.despina@gmail.com

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  33. Both are lovely, but I like the low volume best.
    I'm listening to Ray Bradbury short stories on CD. They are all thought provoking and good.

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  34. I love the low volume one ! All the pretty prints ! THanks for the chance.

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  36. The black one is especially excellent! And my book recommendation would be Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" -- if you have any nostalgia for 80s music/video games/pop culture, you'll enjoy.

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  37. I love anything written by sophie Kinsella! and these zips are so fantastic! the black one is my fave because yellow is my favorite colour :) Merry Christmas!

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  38. Love them both & would be thrilled with either...but would get the black one as first pick :) Thank you for chance to win one! :)

    Have only been reading Kiddo story books round here...been ages since I read a "Grown Up" book giggle...

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  39. I would prefer the black one because it won't show makeup if I spill.

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  40. I love the black with the bright yellow zipper. Thanks for the giveaway

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  41. Both are lovely, but the low volume would be my pick! Thanks.

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  42. The black pencil is my first choice. I would be just as pleased to receive the low volume one. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  43. The low volume is my favorite but either would be a treat. If you like mysteries I like the series by Louise Penny set in Three Pines in Canada. Following you by Bloglovin now. Many thanks!
    emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

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  44. I love them both, but I think I like the low volume one best. Thank you for the chance to win! I can't think of the author, but I recently read the book "Euphoria" and it is a really lovely little book. Also Station Eleven is one of the best books I've read this year.

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  45. I love pouches! Don't make me pick - they're both great. I haven't had time to read lately (unless you count all the quilt magazines) so I don't have any book recommendations.

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  46. low volume I love pouches great giveaway

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  47. Low volume would be my choice!
    Have you read Gone Girl?

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  48. Low volume.

    She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb.

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  49. These are so cute - I love the low volume one :)

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  50. The black one. anything by David Baldacci or Brad Thor.

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  51. I love the low volume one but would be happy with the black one, too.

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  52. Both are cute, but I like the black one best. A book suggestion is The Nightingdale by Kristin Hannah. An interesting read. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. I like both but maybe the black one a skosh better. I am currently reading Brooklyn by Colm Toibin by and I also like The Martian by Andy Weir

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  54. I think the low volume pouch is fabulous! Books: Sugar and Other Stories, by A.S. Byatt, and anything by Alice Munro.

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway, the pouches are too cute! Love the contrasting interiors! The low volume one is my favourite.

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  56. Thank you for the giveaway! The pouches are very nice. I think my favorite is the black one.

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  57. I LOVE the low volume one, but the black one is lovely too. rose(dot)minn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. The low volume is my top pick, but they're both nice.

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  59. Low volume! So pretty! I love Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery!

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  60. What fun! I like the black/yellow one the best, although of course both are lovely. Thanks for the chance.

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  61. I'd love either one. Love the fabrics in the low volume one, but the black one would probably work better with my messes:) I love reading. Give me an idea of a book that you liked and I'll make some recommendations. (Yes, I'm a retired librarian:) I tend to like women's fiction, but read lots of mysteries, too. Merry Christmas!!!

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  62. Both are very cute! I am partial to the black as I have a black and yellow thing going on- they work so well together. I love your blog name- very cute! I have been reading the Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman. Very well written and absorbing! Also when you are done the book- there is another one to go to! Another book I really liked was 'The Age of Miracles' by Karen Thompson. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  63. Black! Try Louise Penny's series about a kind murder investigator based in Quebec.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  64. They are both lovely, I'd be very happy with either of them

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  65. I think low volume is my favorite!

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  66. I like the black one. Thank you!

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  67. I love the strawberrys on the low volume one. The Crystal Cave is one of my favorites books.

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  68. Low volume for my first choice. Thanks.
    For you and your girls, a children's book that I would recommend is A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood.
    And just for you...I enjoyed listening to the audio book of Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. She reads it herself and I thought it was great. I cried and laughed out loud throughout.

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  69. "Girl on a Train" is a great book - you'll be surprised at the ending.
    I think I'd choose the lighter coloured one but either would be terrific.

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  70. Your pouches are so cute, I love the black one, but would be very happy with either. Thank you!

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  71. Low volume. The cedar cove books are great

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  72. These are so great, I want them both! Maybe black is better for my messy lifestyle, but truly, I would be over the moon with either one.

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  73. Both are great, I like the fun fabrics of the low volume best though. Have a great summer.

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  74. I love the low volume one! I love the book series about Hannah Swensen written by Joanne Fluke. Listening to those as audio books has kept me company through many quilts!

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  76. In my time zone it is still December 13. Does it counts?
    As for books I sugest "uglies" series, from Scott Westerfeld.
    I like the black one.

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  77. Both are very cute. I would pick the low volume one. Any book by Janet evanovich makes me laugh. Always fun to read.

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  78. Hayley, it's cool to meet you!
    Black pouch is divine.
    Pat Benatar's autobiography "Between a Heart and a Rock Place"

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  79. Hard to choose between the two. I am very drawn to the black one.

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  80. Love both pouches! I just finished chasing sunsets (which is book 2 of the angels walking series) by Karen Kingsbury

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  81. Hello from Melbourne!
    My first choice is the low volume purse, it's so sweet. :)

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  82. Either one would be appreciated and useful!!
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  83. wow that is a tough choice. LOL I will pick the low volume. they are so pretty. have a wonderful Christmas season
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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