Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cloth Kitten Pattern Giveaway!!

Oh my goodness, it's been so cold and wet here these last few days, but it's perfect weather for sewing!  For my latest project, I decided to do something a little different - a cloth kitten with a painted face.  I traced the facial features onto the face with a Pigma Micron 005 felt pen (it's waterproof) and then, once the kitten was all sewn up and assembled, I used regular acrylic paint to colour in the features.  Once dry, I gave the painted areas a coat of Textile Medium to make them permanent and washable.  They could also be painted with fabric paint.
Of course, I couldn't just stop at one, I ended up making four of them!  From left to right are:  Clover, Chloe, Cleo and Clara.  Aren't they dear?  I just love their sweet little faces!


Each little kitten looked very cute in the buff, but I know how much little ones love to dress and undress their dollies, so I made each a very simple dress from pretty, light weight cotton and added a matching bow which is mounted on a button pin to make it removable.  I then decided that they each needed a little bag in case they wanted to tuck something special inside:)













Cleo in her birthday suit:)










Various stages of making the kittens.



All the kittens have been adopted and are on their way to their new homes, but for those of you who would like to make your very own kitten, you'll be happy to know that the pattern for them is almost ready.  I just have to put the finishing touches on it so that hubbs can put it into pdf format and it'll be ready for my shop.

Now for the fun part...  If you'd like to win a free pattern, please leave your name and email address below and I'll pick five lucky winners on Sunday, October 21! 

Best of luck to you all!!
~Shelly xo

124 comments:

  1. I would LOVE the pattern!!! my toddler is absolutely obsessed with "meow meows" and this would be a perfect made by mom christmas prezzie!
    thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

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  2. they are so cute!
    owlhowse@gmail.com

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  3. I NEED the pattern.. willing to pay.. ! It is soooooooo adorable !!
    xo
    lambandwolfie@gmail.com

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  4. SUPER CUTE!! littlekittenco@gmail.com
    AmyLynn XX

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  5. Me, me, me!! Please pick me oh kind and generous random number generator.

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  6. Thank you!!! My name is Celeste and my email is: toGodmyconstantlight@gmail.com

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  7. I would love to win this pattern :) Thank you for this opportunity Shelly :)

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  8. Sorry my email is: simlan@adam.com.au

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  9. I would love to try and make these, serenacain@hotmail.com thankyou xx

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  10. yes please I would love it Shelly! bluebellesandbutterflies@hotmail.com

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  11. Gorgeous!! I've got two girls who would love to add these to their collection. Would love to win this pattern. Thanks heaps!! lie.juny@gmail.com - Juny

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  12. Shirley ^_^
    art.by.jaishi@gmail.com

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  13. yes please Shelly! I would love to make one of these gorgeous kitties :)

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  14. You are so clever!!! Love them!!! r_stenner@yahoo.com Thank you!

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  15. So so cute
    Shonamacd1@gmail.com

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  16. What a sweet pattern! I love it! Thanks for having the giveaway. Susan susanmv@comcast.net

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  17. Awesome Shelly!!! Very sweet :)
    Sarah Hawkins
    sarsy1982@hotmail.com

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  18. ooooo i would love to be one of the lucky winners! they are amazing adorable :D evanescence-26@hotmail.com

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  19. Love them Shelly! <3
    Lua Davidson
    luadavidson@gmail.com

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  20. ohhh i would love to win the cloth kitty pattern!

    meggan voyce
    gidda_6@hotmail.com

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  21. Tao tap tap...is this thing on? I'm reporting from the back of this ever growing gathering of gingermelon groupies...what a..sweet generous...amazing giveaway!!
    My fingers, toes are crossed ...tried to cross my eyes...but (thwap!) it left a mark..

    burkardbbrc@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Oh man, how sweet!

    palmetto@gmail.com

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  23. they're so cute!!! Please pick me ;) Bethx chocgirl1234@yahoo.com

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  24. OMG! These are so cute!! I hope you pick me!!! If not, I will be ordering! I love everything you do!

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  25. Cute as, as yours always are. dgluch@hotmail.com

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  26. Oh Shelly I know I keep saying it but you truly are a creative wonder!

    xx gorgeous xx

    awpyoung@hotmail.com

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  27. Totally gorgeous Shelly! ♥ them! I also want to try my luck :)
    Gizem CAN
    gizemcan0402@gmail.com

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  28. Yes please. Thank you very generous of you.
    Melissa

    melissa.david.white@gmail.com

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  29. Aww love it :D
    Estelle
    estelle.weir@gmail.com

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  30. Such a sweety as all your designs are. Please keep them coming :)
    Debbie
    debrick@bigpond.net.au

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  31. The kitties are so sweet! Thanks for having the draw!
    Lisa B
    javagrl@shaw.ca

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  32. Oh these cloth kittens are so cute! I would love to win the pattern as I have 4 beautiful little granddaughters who would love to own one of these. Thank you for including me in the draw. I love all your work :)

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  33. I LOVE your designs. Would love to make this for my little girl.
    jellybean17@gmail.com :)

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  34. Oh so sweet! I love their big eyes. Nichole onesweetstitch@hotmail.com

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  35. So so cute!!! I play. morgan.leygonie@live.fr

    Many Thanks...

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  36. So very sweet!

    Krystie Lovery
    krystie.lovery@gmail.com

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  37. We have 4 very cute kitties there. I love their little faces.
    Please put me in the draw. kayskids@chariot.com.au
    Hugs

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  38. So puuurfect!!

    Would love a pattern for my bday tomorrow :D

    Melissa
    melissa_dagg@yahoo.co.nz

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  39. These are so adorable!! Well done on another great pattern! I love their little accessories. carolsueparsons@gmail.com

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  40. They are so cute... Love your work.
    Camilla Stegemejer - liva1900@hotmail.com

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  41. i love, love, love, your patterns
    simone.adams@bigpond.com
    simone adams

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  42. As, these are so cute!
    Fran: fn.graham@gmail.com

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  43. THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL. I WILL BE MAKING 4 AS WELL AND NAME THEM AFTER MY 4 CATS,CANT WAIT. THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT PATTERN.
    ANGIE evnsang1@uwclub.net

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  44. qué delicados , y con esos bolsitos tan graciosos!!!
    Anilegra Moda Para Muñecas

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  45. It`s sooo sweet!

    lauracimaramos@gmail.com

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  46. Ohhh my Gosh.. what are pretties and cuties... I wish I can win the pattern, please, add me to the draw.. thank you, Marina.. (velichkomarina@yahoo.com)

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  47. They they're gorgeous! Tamara.monks@gmail.com

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  48. Gorgeous pattern, gorgeous creations as always! I would love to have a go at making a kitty cat.
    woollybuttbears@yahoo.com.au

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  49. I love the girl kittens. Mia amf@pixcom.dk

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  50. Who can say no to a kitten =)
    Amanda-Mae Zwanenbeek
    oni-5@hotmail.com

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  51. Love the kittens. would go well in hampers for the needy.
    rhonda.duchateau@gmail.com

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    1. who wouldn't want to win this wonderful pattern ! come on Sunday be my lucky day :)
      sunvalleycountry@yahoo.com.au

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  52. They look great!
    elmapluim@gmail.com

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  53. they are so cute!
    myfelt-carla@sapo.pt

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  54. Aww they are lovely I would love a go at making them xxx jennie (harlequinn55@hotmail.com)

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  55. I found you because of Jesse Pavlac from Be Mary by Hand.
    I'd love to make these for my girls.
    Peanutandpistachio@gmail.com

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  56. Hi Shelly, Please add me to the draw as I missed out on the adoptions. I would love to make one of the Kitties for my Granddaughter Macey who fell in love with the photos and has asked Father Christmas for one! Yes it is actually on her Christmas List.Fingers crossed <3
    mrscbrett@hotmail.com

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  57. I love their big eyes!

    Would love to win a pattern!

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  58. How gorgeous those kittens are. Would love a pattern please.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    ausdolphin69@hotmail.com
    Thanks
    Carolyn

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  59. These kitties are so cute!
    I'd love to make one for my little girl! :)

    annevanours1@gmail.com

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  60. What's a nice kittens! And I like their tiny bags so much:))
    I'll be happy to make such kitten to my daughters too:)

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  61. Hello
    What cute kittens love their pretty dresses
    I have one of your patterns but shae didn't turn out
    as cute as yours do but, I thinke practice makes perfect.
    Will keep trying.
    shaelyn100@aol.com
    Thankyou

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  62. Your little kittens are so cute!!! I lov them.

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  63. Lovely! Lindsey.wells82@gmail.com

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  64. As usual your creations are always amazing!!
    My son is in Vancouver visiting my brother & family right now. Yes, he said it's getting cold and wet too which is unfortunate but he is having good fun bonding with them. May be I should send him to say hello to you for me.
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  65. Lovely as always. I would love the chance to win please. My email address is: susan.vaughan4@hotmail.co.uk Thank you. Sue x

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  66. Would love the pattern for these sweet kitties!
    The name is Jo and the email is jossies@live.com.au

    Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  67. those kitty kats look lovely wouldn't mind adding this to my collection of your patterns
    ciao
    joan in italy

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  68. So gorgeous

    Ingrid

    ingie01@hotmail.com

    xx

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  69. Aaack! I would love to make such a cute kitten!

    Chris
    basmstiphile@sbcglobal.net

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  70. I would love to get this pattern to sew one kitten for my girl and another one for a friend of mine who is expecting! :)

    What a wonderful little creation!

    ninabunika[a]gmail[dot]com

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  71. Such sweet little kitties! x fleegle@aapt.net.au

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  72. Oh, these kitties are adorable! Pick me please!! :)
    feijoabuzz at gmail dot com

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  73. Those are absolutely ADORABLE! My little girl would lose her mind over it. Thanks for the opportunity! admin@crestedlady.com

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  74. This pattern is too cute to pass up! Fingers crossed!
    paunnet@gmail.com

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  75. Love these kitties!
    Deanna - fiddledeedee.craft@gmail.com

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  76. Oh how precious! Would love to win this pattern! Sandy: sandy36054@yahoo.com

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  77. Very cute and different, Shelly! I will try my luck also!! October 21 is my son Jodie's birthday!!!! :)

    sandiesinatra@gmail.com

    RetroSandie.blogspot.com

    Hugs!!!!

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  78. I would love to win one for my daughter. She loves kitties. THank you.

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  79. I love all of your patterns, and this is no exception!

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  80. Love,love,love your patterns!! You are soo talented! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  81. Every one of your patterns is adorable!!! Thanks for another giveaway!!

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  82. Woow! Thank you, I love your patterns!
    my e-mail is: lorris@rambler.ru

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  83. Lovely kitty! My daughter pointed and blew kisses to it <3
    Mary andmimi (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this pattern. Your designs just get better with each new one :)

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  85. Hi!! They are adorable!!! I would love to make up a few of these!!! Thanks for the give a way!!!

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  86. I'm in love with her ​​dolls. all beautiful and wonderful.
    I'd love to be one of the winners!
    kisses
    leilocasassaki@hotmail.com

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  87. So cute! everything !

    Sydney
    sydneysunray @ yahoo . com

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  88. Wow!!! Its a lovely kitty!!!
    aliciaenriquez@hotmail.com

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  89. These kitties are totally adorable. I love all of the little details, such as the dresses, bows, and purses--so cute! Oh yes, I'd love to win one of these lovely patterns! Thank you so much for the chance! xo Jennifer

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  90. Gorgeous as always!!

    nikkipenman@hotmail.co.uk

    xxx

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  91. Thank you. Yet another lovely give-away. Sonali. info@handmade-soaps.co.za

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  92. Gosh, you have killed me with Cuteness Overload! I would dearly love to win one of your patterns! Please pick me!
    Dawn/wolfmom2ac Castro
    dcwolfmom2ac@yaoo.com

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  93. Они чудесны)))http://lenochkablog.blogspot.com/

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  94. Absolutely beautiful!!

    Homeschooled2010@live.com

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  95. If I win I have three little girls to make them for!!

    neiko12@gmaIl.com

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  96. I would love to win a pattern from you!
    Your new kittens are so sweet!
    Love all the dolls an cute animals you do! :)

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  97. Awwww!! So adorable!! You make the most beautiful and precious dolls! I love your work!

    ~Denae - denae.amiamore@gmail.com

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  98. count me in too please! thye are purrfect. my e=mail is purrfur2craft@gmail.com

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  99. You make such cute patterns!
    lovemandycreations@gmail.com

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  100. These are gorgeous, all your work is so sweet

    My email is beyondthebunting@yahoo.co.uk

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  101. OMG I hope I can win a patern of these adorable kitties....just too cute. My email: terrim@hawaii.rr.com
    Good Luck : )

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  102. very very cute
    vannessa
    leigh23me@yahoo.com.au
    thanks ;-)

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  103. These babies are simply adorable. It's such a wonderful opportunity and thank you for sharing.

    Maggie

    shadowedporcelain@gmail.com

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  104. So cute! I looove cats *___*

    Rosa

    hikarusoyyo@gmail.com

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  105. Trop, trop mignons !!!
    Merci pour ce petit jeu... et bonne continuation !
    latourniere@gmail.com

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  106. Really, really cute, Shelly! Thank you for another wonderful giveaway opportunity.
    Cheers,
    Michele

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  107. Sooooooo super cute! Just found you for the first time, I am a new fan! Keep up the good work :)
    Amy

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  108. Oba, Shelly!
    Isto é maravilhoso!
    Nome: Fabiana Strehlow
    E-mail: estrela.fabi13@hotmail.com

    Muito obrigada!
    Abraços,
    Fabiana.

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  109. I am so in love with your work.. you are so creative.. Please keep up the good work because we all want to see more..

    Thank you for sharing these lovely darlings.

    Chantal Gregory

    mimichatouille@gmail.com

    Thanks a million again

    Chantal

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  110. I would love to win. I was just looking for an animal or doll pattern for making gifts for the Operation Christmas Shoe Boxes when i found your Blog.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Christal
    homegirlcricket@aol.com

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  112. Wow, soooo super cute. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    Kindra R.

    seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. I love them - so cute!!

    Toughy23@aol.com

    ~Danielle

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  114. They are so cute! We've had such fun with your felt patterns, these would be fun to try also.

    Thanks for the chance!

    myclaybliss@gmail.com

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  115. I love all your patterns and bought some of them!! I would love to be luck enough to have thos one on my hands!!
    Have a marvellous weekend
    Regina

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  116. Forgot to let my email: {atelier.arteideia@gmail.com}
    Hugs
    Regina

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  117. Love love love these.

    Hayley Newell
    Jacqs96@hotmail.co.uk

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  118. Cute, cute, cute

    Ronnie O'Brien
    Kithrobyn@gmail.com


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  119. Muy bellos,lastima llegue tarde para el sorteo,mi correo nelidtdf@gmail.com

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  120. Hola son preciosas me gustaria para hacerle una a mi hija!! me puedes incluir en el proximo sorteo del patron mi corres es ipalaciomengoa@gmail.com

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Thanks so much for your comments, I love reading what you have to say!