Friday, May 20, 2011

Want to win a craft book?OF COURSE you do!!


We all know that Nikki has written a book right? Well she has, it is called YOU SEW GIRL. But have you actually seen the book? Have you looked inside it? Well I have. It teaches you how to sew! It really does! It has so much great information and as a completely self taught sewer ( ie google taught me) it has been great to have all those questions answered, that, to be honest I was to embarrassed to ask!!! Here is a little look inside:

Nikki has been sewing for years and everything is explained in a simple way. The start of the book has lots of great information about all the sewing basics, like how to cut patterns, how to make bias binding and then the rest of the book has patterns so you can put your new skills into practice.

It is a great book and I am thrilled and honoured to be able to give away three copies!!
Sorry this is only open to Australian residents. 
Leave a comment below to enter, make sure you leave an email address if you don't have a blog.
Entries close Tuesday24th May at midnight.
Good Luck!
Addition info: for those of you who are new to this space I would love it if you had a little look around.

122 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What a super lovely book! I am going to cross all my fingers and toes and hope that I'm lucky enough to be one of the winners!

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  2. Sounds just like the book I need! Hope I win...

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  3. That book looks amazing! Anything that helps a beginner to sew is fantastic in my books! I have trouble sewing anything other than straight lines & even then they aren't terribly straight.

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  4. Oh yes please! I'm just such a new sewer, so this would be so great.

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  5. Ooh yay! I know so many people who need a book like this (myself included!)

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  6. Oh, your post title was so right! It looks like a fabulous book and who wouldn't love a copy:)

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  7. Wow what a book. I am so in because it would come in handy! :)

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  8. I have seen this book and would really love to own it so that I can read all the little tips that I need to progress my sewing.
    Thanks

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  9. thanking you both so kindly. you dont know how much i'd love this book!!!! x

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  10. If I win this, Dr Phil will be saying that you are enabling me to continue with my addiction to craft books, but I say Dr Phil talks crap so pick me!!!!

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  11. yes please, i'd like to win this! I like winning (i never got trophies at school ;))

    xo

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  12. Oof! I was so excited for a minute...ah well. I don't really need a "how to sew" book but, I like the look of hers (the little I have seen on the internet). Though I am not able to enter, I am very happy for the winners to get such a fab book!

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  13. Thank you for such a great giveaway. This book would be a great source of inspiration for me!

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  14. OH... please me!!! I am so stuck at "beginner", so much enthusiasm, but not enough know-how. I even thrifted a fabulous used sewing model in my size to help me make my own clothes, it looks so good, but shame I don't know where to go from here... NO sewing groups in my area = turning to you-tube! This book is to die for! x

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  15. Oh I want this book SO BAD. Like you I am self taught where sewing is concerned, but unlike you, I'm still quite bad at it. ;)

    I meant to buy a copy last week but forgot & now our heater AND washing machine have broken so winning one is the only way I'll get it any time soon!

    So, everything is crossed & then some...

    Thanks for the chance Cath. :)

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  16. Great looking book. I too am a self taught, though kicking myself that I didn't learn as a teenager as my mum was in the rag trade in the 70's.

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  17. Looks like a very helpful (and lovely!) book! My fingers are crossed that I'll win!

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  18. As a test sewer for this book, I'd love to own a copy!! I loved sewing Nikki's bag and can't wait to see the pattern in print. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. I'd so love to own a copy of this book - it looks fabulous with some very handy hints for self-taught sewers such as myself!

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  20. I love the look of this book and would really love to win it. Thanks for a great comp.

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  21. Wow, I love the sound of this book! As a self-taught sewer it might be a useful resource to show me what I'm doing wrong!!

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  22. oh wow this book sounds like i need on my list to have .im a newbie sewer and sometimes i have to look up how to do a few things like gathering hehe.what a wonderful book! what a wonderful giveaway and what a kind person you are.
    hugs ,have agreat day
    Lisa :)
    xo

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  23. Holy Cow!
    What a terrific and generous giveaway, Cath. I would love to be in for a copy.
    Happy days to you and yours.
    xx

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  24. I've lost count of how many giveaways I've entered, hoping to win this book!

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  25. i love Nikki & I love you too Ms Chunkychooky ♥

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  26. If this book can my Janome love me then pick me!!!!!! (we have a love/hate relationship)

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  27. Of course I want to win this book! I have eyed it off for a while but not been able to make the commitment but to have an opportunity to win it..that's divine!

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  28. I would love to try and win a copy of this book - thanks :)

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  29. A fabulous book to giveaway. I can say that because I have a copy and I know that it is fabulous. But my mum-in-law would fall over herself if I managed to get a copy for her too!

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  30. Yes Please!
    I'd so love to win a copy of this book. The cover is so pretty and I'm sure it's filled with all the tips and tricks I need.
    I can sew - but I generally make things up as I go along.
    Some guidance would be very useful!

    Thankyou both for the generous giveaway!

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  31. I would never say no to Nikki's book. I know I can't afford to buy it but would definitely love to have it and share it with my wonderful sewing friends too. Cherrie

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  32. As a blogger who is hoping to inspire others to pick up the needle and thread and have a go themselves, I think this book looks like a fantastic resource to recommend to others (particularly my sister! my fellow blogger).
    Great post and thanks for the recommendation.

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  33. I'm a big fan - thanks for hosting this give away!

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  34. Ah! I would love this book for the interfacing chapter alone! Nikki's handbags are superb. Yes, please count me in!

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  35. Hello there. Second time commenter (I'm pretty sure the first time I commented was when your dog went missing and I felt very sorry for you!), long time reader. What a great giveaway. And THREE copies to give away! that is very generous. And what a great looking book!

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  36. Well the ole saying you have to be in it to win it...at the very least it's an incentive to go buy this book and maybe before I do get lucky! That's craft lucky by the way!! :)

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  37. Hi Cath! Have just found your blog and bookmarked for reading later...lots of pretties to look at at! I would lurve to win this gorgeous book, please count me in ;-)

    email addy is bhbischoff@bigpond.com

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  38. I was planning to wait and buy one at the launch but now I can't because one special trip to Melb in a weekend is my limit and I have such a great reason to get there early next weekend. So I'm putting my hand up too. Thanks Chooky. xx

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  39. It looks lovely! I too am a sewing student of Google and should really learn properly one day... Unfortunately I am in NZ but if I win it can be a present for a friend in Australia :)

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  40. I would so love to own this book. Many thanks. :)

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  41. What a wonderful, generous giveway - and 3 copies at that! I've had the pleasure of using Nikki's patterns and attending a couple of her workshops. I can only imagine the hints and tips she would so generously offer in her book. So I'm going to cross my fingers and toes and hope I'm lucky enough. THANKS!

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  42. Even the cover looks swish. Yes please.

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  43. Ooooh! Yes please!
    Make that: Pretty Please with Sugar on Top!!

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  44. Just saw her post on the shirring elastic y scrunchy flat ironed top (beautiful) and the bustle skirts. Man thats one clever lady. Definitely an L Plate sewer around here and I could do with some education and inspiration in this area. And yes Google has taught me many things re sewing too what did we do before google?

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  45. Can you post where book avail from for nonwinners? ta

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  46. I am a Self Taught Sewer & still Learning...this book will be Great for Me & My DD..
    Thanks for the chance to win one.
    cheers

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  47. Woohooo, I was spying on that book somewhere the other day and thought I'd better look into getting myself a copy of that. You must have read my mind........ Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!!

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  48. I'm with mrs kate at foxes. Count me in!!

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  49. Oh Cath, you are so right! Of course I want to win one!

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  50. Just discovered your blod via 'our creative spaces' wow what a lovely space! Would love a copy of 'you sew girl!' It looks great and the kind of book you would always go back too!! davstar33@hotmail.com

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  51. It looks great, super useful. Count me in please! Chris

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  52. I pretend that I can sew. I have even set up a sewing area/nook, but in reality I can't sew very well at all. I keep trying though and I'm sure a book like this would be a marvelous helpmeet. Thank you for the opportunity to win, I am crossing all my fingers and looking out my pins in hopeful anticipation.
    x

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  53. I would love to win this book! I'll have my fingers crossed.
    gem@ozhandmade.com

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  54. ooh I would LOVE to win a copy. My sewing skills are very evidently self-taught and it would be great to be able to sew with some kind of skill...

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  55. Oh me please! I would loooove this book!

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  56. I would so love a copy of Nikki's book! I have one of her purse patterns and it is fantastic, I'd love to try some others.

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  57. I have had my eye on this book... sadly I have had wedding anniversary, birthday and mohter's day pass me by in recent months so would have to wait till Xmas if I don't win a copy! I love Nikki's work and would love to refine some of my rather rustic sewing attempts!

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  58. I have been lusting YESSSSSSS lusting after this book - mothers day passed in a blur of pink ugg slippers - so I wait and wait till I get a copy all my own.

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  59. I came to your site from nikkis' post. Glad I did! daniellehevers (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  60. A wonderful giveaway esp as I love Nikki's work. So here's hoping I am lucky and have a win :)

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    I'm a big fan of nicole's patterns. Can't wait to have a look at the book!

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  62. I have soooo many of those too embarrassed to ask questions! Definitely need to throw my hat into this giveaway!!!

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  63. I did pick up the book and thought it looked awesome, unfortunately other financial priorities meant I had to leave it jn the shop, still, it looked awesome!

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  64. LOL - I put this book on my Mother's Day wish list & got Slippers!!! So yay my feet are warm but I still can't sew. Thankyou for the chance to win one.

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  65. I would love to win a copy of this book, as it is on my want list, but can't justify buying it at the moment.

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  66. I have tried not to enter this giveaway (because I really feel I should have bought this already...) but I have succumbed to temptation! Thank you (and see you soon!) x

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  67. Hi I've come from Nikki's blog. I covet her book! My email is radavis2@bigpond.com if I'm lucky enough to win.
    Cheers
    Anne

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  68. Thanks for the chance at winning!! It looks like an awesome book

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  69. Awesome! I'd love a copy of Nikki's book. Love the blog BTW....

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  70. Oh please. Pick me. I'm having a lousy flu filled week.

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  71. Thanks for the chance. I'm hoping to win a copy to give to my beautiful sister.

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  72. I would love to ow one of those books. I have been following her blog for ages.
    Also wouldn't you like to make someones day and then i can explain loudly "but i never win anything!! How exciting!!"
    Thanks for the chance to win
    Mxoxoox

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  73. How great it would be to win one of Nicoles books.I love her bags and can only imagine the book is fantastic!
    sewmore at optusnet.com.au

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  74. What are we all doing in hoping to win this fabulous book?! Why haven't we all raced out to purchase it already?! My excuse is that I am trying to work my way through a small mountain of UFOs first...

    Would love to win though! reesgirl (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  75. I would love a copy of this book!
    Thanks for the opportunity :)
    Jacqueline.

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  76. ooh, that looks like a fabulous book! *fingers crossed* :-)

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  77. this would make a great birthday gift for my daughter who is teaching herself to sew for her 4 daughters and herself, she wants to know how to get that "special finish"

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  78. The book looks fantastic i would love to get my hands on a copy!! I am an Australian citizen but i currently reside in Switzerland. My mother in law is visiting in 3 weeks so if i was lucky enough to win I am hoping sending it to her just outside of Melbourne would qualify?!?

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  79. I am sitting at my desk on night shift sighing with relief b/c I think I have made the cut off date for the end of the comp'... I would absolutley LOVE to win this book, I am learning via google - witch is difficiult b/c the tanle is not big enough for the sewing and the computer so I have to sit on the floor to look at google then back up to the table to continue the sewing... you see where I am going with this! I would be uber grateful to all. Many thanks. P

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  80. I'll keep my fingers crossed. i'd love a copy of Nikki's book.

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  81. What a treasure of a book! I have been a fan of Nikki's blog and her tutorials for a long time. How lovely it would be to have a little bit of her extensive professional knowledge at my place! Thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

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  82. I'd love a copy ! Pick me !!
    lore
    x

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  83. what an amazing book..not only does she do bags but also does funky clothes..

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  84. Ok, book first and then the machine for my Miss of nearly fifteen!

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  85. This book looks just the thing for my daughter . I'm trying to encourage her to love sewing like me.
    wendyhatton(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

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  86. I would love to win a copy of Nikki's book. So many wonderful comments have been made in blogland. I hope it is a big success for her.

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  87. yes please!...I'm a little intrigued by the 'no pattern' clothing... plus learning anything more about bag-making is always a plus!

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  88. I know someone who would love this!

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  90. I can't wait to have a "peep" inside this gorgeous book, but to win it would be divine!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. Hoping to win, my fiance bought me a sewing machine for my birthday 2 months ago, and i havent used it yet. Im a bit scared as i have never really sewed before. Im having a friend come over to teach me some basics. But i think a book like this is what i need to give me a kick start. Hope i win. x
    kyliereid86@hotmail.com

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  92. The book looks lovely! I am hoping I am lucky.

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  93. Oh good I'm not too late to enter!

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  94. Would love this book - I'm such a beginner when it comes to bag patterns or clothing patterns - I need some professional help - this may be it!!!

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  95. Very excited, I follow Nicole and followed the birth of this book, I would love it to bits if one came to me.

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  96. Very excited, I follow Nicole and followed the birth of this book, I would love it to bits if one came to me.

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  98. Thanks Cath & Penguin, fingers crossed.
    simmilucious at gmail dot com

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  99. Hi Cath,
    Love your blog, this is the first time I've visited, you are amazing. Thanks for the giveaway, Nikki is so creative and I wish her every success with her book. Sal x

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  100. Love these designs, fabrics, and ideas! And of course would love to win a copy of the book! rushiec@hotmail.com

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  101. Love Nikki's Blog and the energy she has. I've been following all her projects on line and even tried a few little ones myself. Thanks for the giveaway would love to have a go at making a few more.

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  102. I would love to win Nikki'b book. I just love what she does.
    pickett5@adam.com.au

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  103. Not sure of my chances with 106 comments already, but I'd love one, so why not give an entry a go!

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  104. I think this looks like such a great book and know from Nikki's blog that it will be well written and explained. She knows her stuff! Please throw my name in the hat :-)

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  105. OH yes please!!!! Crossing everything that my name comes up :) I love the idea of a book that teaches the basics to take my sewing from homemade to handmade!! debrhodes@bigpond.com

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  106. This book is on my wishlist!!!
    what a great giveaway. Please enter me.


    lizette

    liz2272@hotmail.com

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  107. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I never win, but have great fun getting my hopes up (its the little things...). Your blog is really intersting and welcoming, and yes, a cup of tea can fix anything!
    Kirrily
    kirrily at hotmail.com.au

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  108. luv the book would luv to win book always good to get real practical resources forv sewing

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  109. Without even seeing it, I know this book is a goldmine of info and I really can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Fingers crossed that I'll be lucky and win one here!

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  110. Thank you for a chance to win a fab book, I love your blog too! :)

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  111. Nicole's book is divine! I'd love to be able to win it, although I do plan on buying it soon anyway if I don't win. :-)

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  112. Am i too late? it's before midnight my time!

    xo

    (the fine print made me chuckle)

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  113. Need new threads. Need new skillz. Obviously, need this book! I'm hoping I'm one of the lucky ones.

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