Wednesday, May 27, 2009

SMS Give Away Day! Item #2 - Handmade Items

Welcome SMS Give Away-ers! This is giveaway #2 of 2 on my blog.

I'm in the process of putting together a tutorial for reusable sandwich and snack bags. These are some prototypes that I'm offering up in homes that you will come back in a few weeks and check out the free tutorial! (I hope to have it posted by mid-June) They are green and black cotton on the outside, fused to repurposed mylar chip and cookie bags. Closures are button and elastic. The green bag has a gusseted bottom and is sandwich sized, and the smaller black bag is intended for nuts, chips, carrot sticks, etc. but hey, who am I to tell you what to pack in your lunch?

The empty view:


The yummy lunch view:


The all-sealed-up-and-ready-to-hit-the-road view:
The details on how to win these...
Leave a comment on this post, the winner will be selected at random. Comments must be made by 11:59pm MT on May 31st. If your comment does not contain a blog link or other contact info, please be sure to check back to see if you have won!

(Note: I'm located in the US, but willing to ship internationally)

Are you a knitter? If so, be sure to checkout my other give-away post!

Check out the Sew,Mama,Sew blog for other great giveaways!

251 comments:

  1. Kristin BeckwithMay 27, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    These are beautiful bags. I love them.

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  2. How wonderful are those bags! Thank you so much for entering me in your generous giveaway!

    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Sharon

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  3. These bags are awesome. Like the way to made the closures. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. I've been looking for these things! I love it. Thanks.

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  5. Your bags are so cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  6. Those bags are pure genius!

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  7. what a fab idea - love them !!! Will defo be back for a tutorial !

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  8. Wow, these are so much cuter than the other reusable bags I've seen--so creative! And I bet the closures hold up well, too.

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  9. Will be back for that tutorial. What a great way to GO GREEN and save on all those plastic bags. We definitely need to make these. Thanks.

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  10. I found you and your great ideas! Hope t ostart swapping ideas with you soon.

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  11. What great bags! I'll take 4 of each! :)
    I'm looking forward to the tutorial so I can make one for each of my 4 children. Although, it would be wonderful to only make 3 of each!

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  12. Those look really great! I can't wait to see the tutorial.

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  13. I love those little lunch bags! rupee40@hotmail.com

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  14. very nice! I've been wanting to try some bags like this to see if I can replace my sandwich bags with something that won't be thrown away every day. Maybe this is my lucky day.

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  15. That is SO COOL! And would be much easier to bring home with me when they're empty than the plactic containers I'm using. Thanks!

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  16. I think these reusable lunch bags are a great idea. They look wonderful, also. Your colors are very nice! Any one of our four family members could use these handmade bags on a daily basis. Please enter my name in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  17. What a cute idea! Sign me up!

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  18. I could so use these! What a great giveaway choice!

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  19. The best part of giveaway day has been discovering so many great blogs :)

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  20. Neat bags!

    I'm also having a giveaway and hosting a fq swap. Come and check it out :) 2hippos.blogspot.com

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  21. What a great idea! I'd love to win these!

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  22. Awesome idea. I'm coming back for the tutorial for sure!

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  23. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
    count me in, please!!
    great parcel :))~love everything :)

    go see my giveaway
    http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/
    hugs Isabel

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  24. These are pure genius! I never have anything but plastic bags to take my lunch in and I hate it. These are so perfect.

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  25. I have been wanting to make these but it would be even better to win them!

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  26. I've been meaning to make some of these sandwich bags, but yours are better than I could come up with. xo.

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  27. Oh wow those are beautiful. What a neat idea!

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  28. I have never seen anything like these before, but they are AWESOME!
    heathermattice(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. NEAT! I've seen something like this using PUL but never repurposed mylar. I think it's fantastic that there are so many green crafters out there. Thanks for offering up such a great giveaway item!

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  30. Wow! This is soo cool! They would be great for my kids lunches! Fantastic :)

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  31. What a great idea! They are very cool.

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  32. Those are so cool, what a great way to recycke!

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  33. I don't think I could ever make them myself... but I love these!

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  34. I've been meaning to make something like these, but maybe now i won't have to... They look really slick, too.

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  35. Wow they are fantastic - how stylish would my lunch be if I packed it in those?!

    Thanks.

    Skip.

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  36. Oh, I've been thinking about making something like this - I'm looking forward to seeing the tutorial.

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  37. Fantastic!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    www.craftyheidi.wordpress.com

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  38. I want these. Yes, yes I do.

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  39. These are great! Perfect for the kids lunches!

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  40. very cute blog title. can't wait for the tutorial.

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  41. Very cute bags, and as a brown-bagger, I could really use them!

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  42. I would love to use these! And...I love that you have a tutorial coming, sweet! I will definitely be checking back...Thanks for the give away!

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  43. Very cool!

    addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I would love to win these. Very nice!!! Love them!!!

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  45. The bags are awesome! I should take my lunch to work more often...

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  46. Just dying to try these eco friendly bags.

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  47. These look really neat. What a great idea! Thanks.

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  48. Great idea! Anything that is green is okay in my book :D

    http://sevidesigns.com
    sevidesigns@yahoo.com

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  49. Darling! I love these, and I'm always looking for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. This would be so fun in our lunches! leafygreenes at gmail dot com

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  50. Wow! What a neat idea!
    Please count me in!

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  51. These are so cool! I bring my lunch to work and this is such a great and stylish way to tote it!

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  52. How clever is that! Thanks for the opportunity! Can you wash them?

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  53. Fantastic bags! (Ever so much better than my current efforts). Can't wait to see the tutorial.

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  54. These are beautiful bags! My husband takes his lunch nearly everyday to work and my son is finally at the age where I think we can go for picnics this summer. these would come in very handy!

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  55. Ooo... The possibility of neato snack bags PLUS the promise of a do-it-yourself tutorial. I'm so in.

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  56. What a brilliant idea, even if I don't win I will definitely come back for the tutorial.

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  57. These are so amazing--I'd love a tutorial!

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  58. How cool is this! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. I have been wanting some of these fabric food bags. What a great giveaway.

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  60. What a wonderful idea! I've seen similar snack bags before, but not ones with the reused mylar. I'd love a chance to win, and I'm looking forward to the tutorial.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  61. Oh I loved the fabric you used to make these. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  62. What a great idea! Perfect giveaway!

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  63. These are so creative! I'll be back to see the tutorial

    tarmy_egbert AT hotmail dot com

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  64. Wow, those would be great for my son who is headed to kinder in the fall.

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  65. These are fantastic. i would love to try them and will check back for your tut on them! :)

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  66. Ah, these would be fantastic. While we use a lot of reusables for lunch, I made the mistake of sending my son to school with a favorite pyrex dish one day. . . needless to say we no longer have the dish. *sigh*

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  67. How neat!! I love these bags! Very useful and green! :-)

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  68. my biologist and very 'green' son would love those. thanks for your generosity!

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  69. What a great idea. I've seen the snack bag tutorials around before, but using mylar for the lining is something I hadn't thought of.

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  70. Very neat! I wonder if I could convince my husband to use them so I can quit buying so many plastic sandwich bags?

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  71. Eesh! Great bags. I love them!

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  72. Awesome giveaway! Love your site too :)

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  73. You clever thing. They are gorgeous and I really hope I win. We are participating, too. Hope you visit.

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  74. Those pouches are just so cool! :)

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  75. Love green stuff!

    This would be great to have on hand.

    ashley
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com
    jepeux.etsy.com

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  76. that's a very unique idea - i wonder how one goes about wahsing them??
    thanks so much :)

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  77. what a great way to reduce your carbon footprint! thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. This is a very good idea. It would save someone money on sandwhich bags.
    mbabecka@hotmail.com

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  79. i love those.. :)

    toodledoos at charter dot net

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  80. how cool! I've been thinking about making some bags like that!

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  81. Very cool. Will check back for tutorial!
    gracescotkeith at hotmail dot com

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  82. creative closures! Great idea.

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  83. OH MY! These are absolutely AWESOME, you have just earned yourself a subscriber! Thanks for offering these great items up!

    Yehudim@aol.com

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  84. oh, i've been wanting to make these....but winning them would be sooo much easier.

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  85. Oh how delightful! I would love to win them, but if I don't I am going to come hang around and wait for you to post the tutorial as I do not think I can live without them! Cute, cute, cute!!!
    xoxoxoxo Jaime

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  86. These are wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  87. What a fantastic idea. Christine xo

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  88. I have wanted one of these ever since I first heard of them! Please enter me into the draw as I would be over the moon if I was to win.

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  89. These are awesome. I will definitely check back in a couple weeks for the tutorial.

    Thanks for sharing
    xxoox

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  90. Oh I want one of these! A tutorial would be great too!

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  91. What a lovely idea! It's nice to see something reuseable and non-plastic! And if I don't win I can always come back and check out the tutorial. :)

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  92. brilliant - I really want one of these.

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  93. Lovely, ideal to take my sandwiches to work. Thank you for your generosity

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  94. Great bags! Can't wait to see the tutorial.

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  95. Ohh, I like these bags. I have seen other tutes that would be great for kids lunches, but yours is a bit more 'adult'. My sandwich would be proud to stay there. Can't wait for the tutorial.

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  96. What great and useful bags. I'd love to have several of those!

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  97. Such a cute giveaway - and green too! Thanks for hosting!

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  98. Ummm WOW! I have been trying to find a pattern for these for a while so I will definately come back and see.

    dubosehouse at gmail dot com

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  99. wonderful idea and great giveaway!
    Please count me in!
    damocamelia(at)yahoo.com

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  100. I've been meaning to make something similar for a long time now, but haven't gotten around to it. I hope I win! Thanks!

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  101. Love them. I love the colors, somewhat male friendly. Thanks for the chance.

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  102. Love these. Thanks for putting these in the giveaway. Awesome!

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  103. Those are really cool.
    mom0ja at yahoo dot com

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  104. My kids will be taking their lunches to school next year, so these would be great!
    michelleharrod at comcast dot net

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  105. I love this ideia. I always use (and re use) plastic bags for my snacks!

    llms78@gmail.com

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  106. My husband keeps trying to talk me in to making him some of these! Such a fun giveaway.

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  107. Great giveaway... love the unique design of these!

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  108. Please do put up a tutorial--I'll check back. Such a good idea.

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  109. great prize! I agree - a tutorial would be great... I pack my husband a huge lunch every day, mostly in bulky yogurt containers! I'm sure he's sick of carrying that huge bag!!

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  110. I've been looking for something just like this! I'll be back for the tutorial.

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  111. Those are so great, I hope I win!

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  112. Such a great idea - I'm looking forward to the tutorial.

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  113. Wonderful bags! What a great idea! I was just thinking this morning about what I could use instead of these plastic baggies all the time - I knew there had to be a better solution, I just needed to discover it! So, thanks!!

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  114. Love them, so smart! Thanks for the giveaway!
    stephd@sewfierce.com

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  115. I love these bags! I have seen them at various websites in the blog world and many tutorials on how to make them, I just haven't done it yet. I would love to win them and make my life a little more "green".

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  116. Love the bags. I hate myself every time I throw a plastic bag in the recycling bin...
    pinkylelgrok@yahoo.com

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  117. I LOVE these! Can't wait for your tutorial!

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  118. Those bags are amazing! I've also seen tutorials but am a little intimidated by them :)

    teresaannpfister AT hotmail DOT com

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  119. Love that green fabric! Thanks!

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  120. These are really cool! I will have to try to find out how to make them after I lose. :P

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  121. Very clever! What a great giveaway!

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  122. I love these bags and I will be back to see the tutorial.

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  123. Great idea, I'd love to give them a try

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  124. I love these! Great idea. Wonderful for packed lunches.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    Cassie Driver
    cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. Looking forward to the tutorial - sweet.

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  126. Great giveaway! I can think of so many uses....

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  127. I think those are about the best wrappers I have ever seen handmade for food. I love those!

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  128. What a great idea! I would love to give them a try...

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  129. Great bags! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  130. thanks, bags look interesting I'd like to win

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  131. Awesome! These would be great to carry my lunch in to work!

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  132. Very cool - I'll definately be back for the tute! Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

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  133. Wow - These would be great to carry lunch to work each day!

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  134. Totally sweet stuff! Happy giveaway day!

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  135. Clever! I hope to win...but if not I'll be back for the tutorial to make them myself.
    hollypeel1(at)sympatico(dot)ca

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  136. These would be a perfect, GREEN, alternative for packing DHs lunches... Great giveaway items!

    ljlaundry95 at yahoo dot com

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  137. I love the lunch containers! Such a great idea! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  138. these are great! i'll definitely check back for the tute!

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  139. These are too cute! I would love to win.

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  140. Those lunch bags are so cute! I will cross my fingers and hope I win! :)

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  141. What a great idea. I dig these lunch bags!

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  142. Wow those are really cool! Something I'd really like to have/use.

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  143. these bags are awesome! fabulous idea. my family is really trying to get away from the plastic throw aways! thanks for a chance to win!
    christinaleigh1@gmail.com

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  144. How cool is that?! Can't wait for the tut!
    stafirak at msn dot com

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  145. that looks so usefuul! and besides that its super good looking to! thanks for the great giveaway!

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  146. they are brilliant bags!! what a fantastic idea ;)

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  147. Those are great! I'd love to win!

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  148. did you have a bowl of creativity for breakfast?! These are incredible!

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  149. Wow they are great - they would encourage me to take lunch to work everyday rather than just occasionally. You would save me so much money! Now I just need a bag to keep my yoghurt in (it exploded on my sandwich last week)!

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  150. Those look really neat! I'll definately be back for that tutorial! Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for your hard work on that tutorial!

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  151. Wow, these are great! Did you buy the fabric already fused to the shiny stuff, or did you somehow do it yourself? A friend and I have been trying to figure out how to make these kinds of snack and sandwich bags for a while, so I'd be interested to find out where you got the fabric or how you made it. Thanks!

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  152. Would love these! Thank you...

    heathervanhoof[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  153. sabine(germany) 21 yearsMay 29, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    awesome idea with this bags. no one steel my brekfast now because it looks like an bag for something other.

    love this

    my email
    biene_87@gmx.de

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  154. I love your bags - what a great idea! THanks for such a generous giveaway :)
    suserat at yahoo dot com

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  155. Those are fantastic! I could really use those. I make my husbands lunch every day :)

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  156. whoa! long shot for me, but it's worth it! These are so cute. Great idea. Thanks for participating in SmS G-day! Glad I found your blog.

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  157. Those are lovely and would get well used by my eldest at school.

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  158. Adorable bags... what a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win them :)

    mcgillenator AT gmail DOT com

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  159. Oh my gosh! These are awesome! What a fantastic idea!!!

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  160. Just perfect for my little guys summer camp. Will be sure to check back for tutorial.

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  161. Oh my, I will definitely be back for the tutorial. I love them! My husband will love them too. I have stopped buying plastic zip lock bags because I couldn't stand the waste, but I haven't really found a replacement so his lunch has been packed in everything from empty potato chip bags to scraps of fabric and rubber bands.

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  162. What an adorable idea! I'll definitely make sure to be back for the tutorial :)

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  163. I can't wait to see how you made these.

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  164. Never seen those before, how cool!

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  165. those are so cute. I wish I knew how you made these. They are such a great gift idea.

    fharr@umd.edu

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  166. how creative and unique. I've never seen anything like these before, and they would certainly come in handy. Thanks for sharing and being so generous.

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  167. So compact. I always take a lunch to work. Thanks for your generosity.

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  168. Very cool bags! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  169. I have been wanting to find some of these for my daughter. I definately look forward to your tutorial.
    isabel0908@insightbb.com

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  170. This are very cool! What a great idea!

    Thanks for the giveaway, if I am the lucky winner, you can contact me through my website www.radseams.com.

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  171. I love these! I was just looking at similar snack bags, but yours are much cuter! I'm hosting a giveaway too - go to my blog and check it out!

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  172. I pack my lunch every day these will be awesome!! :)

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  173. Those bags are great. I always get so frustrated when I pack a snack for my toddler in his diaper bag and the Ziploc bag explodes. I need something like this that locks up nicer. Plus, it's much more environmental.

    Looking forward to your tutorial :)

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  174. I have two daughters who take lunch to school every day. I think my almost 13 year old daughter would love how grown up these look and she like not using disposable plastic bags!

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  175. These are great. Can't wait to see the tutorial!

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  176. What a terrific idea and so well made. Congrats! Thanks for being part of this generous giveaway
    kareno369(@)hotmail(dot)com

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  177. I can't believe I found these- I have been wanting to make them for the last two months and have not gotten around to finding the right kind of fabric to line the inside. I'm so tired using plastic bags to carry my sandwiches to work...I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  178. The best part about giveaway day is discovering all the blogs!

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  179. Saving the earth one meal at a time I love it!!! we're having a give away too!!

    xo Steph

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  180. Please enter me in the draw, and don't forget to enter mine. :)

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  181. You are amazing! Can't wait to see the tute! My blog is at www.clayhillfarm.blogspot.com - thank you for hosting this!

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  182. Oh my word, those might be the best looking sandwich bags I've seen! Great job!

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  183. Wow! I would love to try these in my daughter's lunch! Great giveaway!!!

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  184. WOW! Those are so unique and useful too. I'd love to win those to give to hubby. He takes a lunch daily and could save all those plastic bags he uses. Great job. I'll be following your blog now to be sure and catch that tutorial when you have it up. Thank you.

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