Monday, August 9, 2010

Welcome to Whimsy Week! PLUS: A giveaway every day this week!

Welcome to the kickoff post of Whimsy Week, where we will be celebrating the release of designer Kari Mecca's newest book, More Sewing with Whimsy! Join us every day this week as we share behind-the-scenes videos, excerpts and previews of the book, a special interview with Kari, and best of all - GREAT giveaway opportunities every day! We will announce a selection of different special "Whimsy" prizes each day this week. Reply to the posts of the giveaway(s) you would like to win and we will announce the winners next Monday, August 16, 2010. Today's giveaway is an autographed copy of More Sewing with Whimsy! We will have 2 winners of this prize. More information can be found at the bottom of this post.


Is it possible that Kari’s second journey to her land of Whimsy could be more magical than the first? (Kari's first Sewing with Whimsy book is available in our online store.) Opening this book’s pages is like lifting the lid of a treasure box! And it is filled to overflowing with flirty flounces, waving bias, spaghetti appliqué and Kari’s own touch of fairy dust – her newly created collection of Whimsy Sticks™. Three chapters focus on fresh new patterns and variations including the classic square yoke, a scooped round yoke with sleeves, and an array of bottoms and pockets. Mostly Made by Me is her inspirational chapter showing you how to wave your own magic wand and apply a touch of whimsy to ready-made clothing and accessories.

We caught up with Kari Mecca during our July School of Art Fashion, and put together a little video montage for you with a "hello" from Kari, some behind the scenes pictures and video clips from the event. Enjoy!



Today we have two autographed copies of More Sewing with Whimsy to give away! To enter, reply below with your name and email address. We will announce the winner of this and the rest of our Whimsy Week giveaway prizes next Monday, August 16th. Entries will remain open until then!

Check back every day this week for more fun Whimsy Week posts and giveaways!

119 comments:

  1. I want that book sooooo bad.
    Stacey
    staceyrorrer@yahoo.com

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  2. This is "sew" exciting. I have the first book, and I would love to own the second one too. Kari Mecca is one of the most talented people in the sewing world.
    ShirleyC.
    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  3. Great giveaway! Thanks.
    Marlena
    designsmck@gmail.com

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  4. I would so love that book.
    mapakettlenh@msn.com

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  5. Vickie
    pepper1@bellsouth.net

    I would love to have this book

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  6. I would LOVE this book - I absolutely loved the first one!!
    rugsnob@live.com

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  7. I NEED that book sewwww bad! I have 4 granddaughters!!
    Janet
    Nanaw73054@yahoo.com

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  8. I would love to have this book. apmaddux@yahoo.com (Angela)

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  9. Really enjoyed the video and would love to know more about Whimsy sewing! Thanks.
    Susan Wilson
    grannysuesue@yahoo.com

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  10. I would love to have this book.
    Britni Tucker
    BritniLTucker@yahoo.com

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  11. My daughter fell in love with this outfit, I would love to make it and other things from Kari Mecca!
    Karen
    KJRum@aol.com

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  12. I would love a copy of Kari's new book! Cassie pio@twinmounds.com.com

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  13. Oh thank you for the chance! I want this book so much!

    Sivje
    sivjegoose @ sbcglobal.net

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  14. I would love this book. I have the first one.

    Linda

    lindamae@blessed.bm

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  15. I have the first book and the video. Got my whimsy sticks right after Arlington. All I need is this book to complete my collection!!

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  16. Great giveaway! I would love to win this :) Thanks for the opportunity!

    adorableblessings@hotmail.com

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  17. Thanks for the chance!!!!

    Emily
    1prince1princess@comcast.net

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  18. I want it, I want it, I want it! Waiting 'til next Monday to see if I win it, if not I'm definitely ordering it then!! Have the first book and love it.

    firstpeter1v3@hotmail.com

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  19. I don't know how anyone could be more creative-I hope I can meet her some day. I love the flowers and those angel sleeves

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  20. KARI IS SO KREATIVE!!!! PLEASE PICK ME!

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  21. Great book--pick me!!!!!
    Lynn Poulin
    lynnpoulin@gmail.com

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  22. Karen
    sewmommy at windstream dot net

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  23. Hi, I love all the things Kari comes up with. Her creativity never ceases to amaze me. So I hope you pick me.

    Thanks
    Pat

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  24. I have Kari's first book and will definitely get her second. I have a new grandniece to sew for.

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  25. Got grandgirls..I need that book!
    Cheryl
    bclong1@netscape.net

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  26. Thanks for the opportunity. Would love to have this book.
    Rebecca rwr128@aol.com

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  27. Looking forward to getting a copy of this book! I have enjoyed her first book.

    megross at aol dot com

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  28. I would love to have this book.
    Merry G.
    prissy_missy_50@sbcglobal.net

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  29. So awesome! This is all pretty new to me, but I am loving heirloom sewing! And these Kari Mecca designs are lovely!!!

    Kim Martin
    cazzincali@aol.com

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  30. I would love to get both of Kari's books since I now have a granddaughter to sew for. Thanks so much for offering these give aways.
    Martha
    pastryhaus@numail.org

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  31. What a great book! I would love to have it, could make so many cute things for my 2 grandgirls!
    Karen S
    kkspruill@charter.net

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  32. I would also love to have this book. My girls would love all the new things they would get.

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  33. What a great giveaway! I love the creative embellishments that Kari comes up with and would love to win her new book!

    Cindy
    meinen1997@cavtel.net

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  34. I love Kari's work! I met her at the SOAF in Huntsville, and my dear friend, ShirleyC gave me her first book. Please pick me!! :)

    Jerry Roberts
    niener987@comcast.net

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  35. Would love to win this book. glcarrat zoominternet.net

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  36. I have never heard of this book but it sure does look like a great one to have!! :)

    cricketdeas@bellsouth.net
    cricket Deas

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  37. Thank you for the opportunity for a chance in the drawing.
    kaysonly@embarqmail.com

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  38. Penny McKinnie
    pennymckinnie@yahoo.com

    Thank you - I really would like to have this book.

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  39. This book would be a great addition to my sewing collection especially having 3 girls under the age of 6.

    Amanda White
    simplydressedboutique@gmail.com

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  40. I would love to have this book!! Such a wonderful designer. I have 6 great-nieces!

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  41. Can't wait to get this book!!

    Jaby Sanders
    Jabneelsanders@yahoo.com

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  42. I have the first book and so want to get this new one. I love making these beautiful dresses for my granddaughters.

    Nancy Nolan
    nanke526@aol.com

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  43. Thank you so much for having the blog tour and Whimsy Week!

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  44. Kelly Stockstill
    thatkellygirl@yahoo.com

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  45. .what a blessing it would be to win this book. I love Kari's work!!!

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  46. sherriew1755@yahoo.com Would love to win the book

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  47. What fun!
    Annie Catlette
    acr1978@hotmail.com

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  48. It would be awesome to win this book! I have two granddaughters that I sew for and would love to learn new techniques!
    nsummerlin@live.com

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  50. I have the first book and I would love to have this one. I have 6 grand daughters that I sew for and I would love to learn new techniques to use when sewing for them.
    Thanks so much for this opportunity.
    Rhonda Hepler
    rhonda.hepler@gmail.com

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  51. I'd love to be entered in the give away, please! Thank you!
    Kathleen
    cmk105@aol.com

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  52. After, 10 grandsons, I finally got a grand daughter, I'd love to sew some of Kari's things for her.
    Patty Bassham
    patbassham@hotmail.com

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  53. Thanks for entering me in the giveaway. Had a great time with Kari at a class in Savannah, GA, using her first book. Can't wait to see her new creations!
    dparker1000@comcast.net

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  54. I love Kari's creativity and have six granddaughters that I enjoy sewing for. It would be a real treat to have her second book to complete my collection

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  55. I would love this book.

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  56. I would love this book.
    rbbrown1338@att.net
    Becky Brown

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  57. I would love to have this book. Kari is so creative. I would love to sew creatively.

    Brenda Adams
    bcadams49@yahoo.com

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  58. Can't wait to see what this week entails! I love Kari's ideas.
    kris10benjamin@yahoo.com

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  59. I'd love to have this book!
    Sharie Bergquist
    bergquist5@gmail.com

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  60. I love her first book and can't wait to read this one as well. Thanks Sew Beautiful!!!!

    Michelle

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  61. Linda Deaton
    lwdeaton@yahoo.com

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  62. Love the first one - would love the second!

    Julie Trickett
    jtrickett611@gmail.com

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  63. Love it, love it, love it!
    Michelle Flynn
    halfshell1954@aol.com

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  64. Awesome giveaway! Yay!

    angie.a

    jemimabean at gmail dot com

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  65. I'd really enjoy having this book for use in my designs.

    Laurie
    l@jandle.com

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  66. I'd love a copy!
    iloveblogcontests@gmail.com

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  67. I absolutely love Whimsy! I've had so much fun making some of the items featured before. And thanks for the Whimsy Week - great idea! Enjoy the videos!

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  68. I Love all of the Whimsy items, I'd love to win her new book. I have the first one, and the Cd. And one way or the other I will have the new book. Keep it up Kari, great work and ideas.
    thomisonc1@cox.net

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  69. Love it!

    allenlorey@comcast.net

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  70. This book looks like so much fun! I would love a copy! bdbnchn@hotmail.com
    thanks! Brenda N.

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  71. I would love to have this book of Whimsy!

    lafillequilt@gmail.com

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  72. I love Keri Mecca. Such a fabulous fabric artist! I would absolutely love to win her new book.
    mary_romance@cox.net

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  73. Kari is awesome! Congratulations on this fabulous book. I hope you write many more!!!!!
    cindy_sews@yahoo.com

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  74. I love Kari's creations!

    Donna
    3dears@gmail.com

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  75. Hi! I would like to take that book to Puerto Rico!

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  76. This would be a great book to add to Keri Mecca's other books. I sew for my six granddaughters and I love making them more of Keri's beautiful designs.

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  77. From what I'm hearing, this is a delightful book!! Rave reviews from those at lace camp!

    I would love to enter the drawing for the give-away for a copy.

    It is not safe to put one's entire email address on an open forum type website like this, due to spammers who scan for such info.

    If I win, I can be contacted at

    Rett at NEO dot RR dot COM

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  78. Been waiting on the release.
    pammarshall@bellsouth.net

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  79. oooh, pick me, pick me!! May Wong
    mkwmkw49@cox.net

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  80. Would love to win this! Have the first book and it is an inspiration! Fingers crossed.
    denise

    ilvtoys@aol.com

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  81. Who wouldn't love to win one of these giveaways? I'd love to have the new book. I have the first one and love it.
    Gita
    quiltnb@hotmail.com

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  82. Loved seeing Kari and her work via this video clip. Beautiful. Also love seeing her contributions to Sew Beautiful.

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  83. Back again today!! Would love to win this book for to complete my Kari Kollection!!

    Laurie
    ljg923@msn.com

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  84. sherriew1755@yahoo.comAugust 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    Love Kari's designs.Hope to win what a great chance.

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  85. Took Kari's class last year and really enjoyed it. Would really like to win her second book of "Whimsy". Thank you for giving me a chance. Peggy Bell bellbasics@juno.com

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  86. I would love to have Kari's new whimsy book. I have the first one and love the patterns for my granddaughter.

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  87. Oops... I was so excited about the book that I forgot my name and email in my previous post.

    Carol
    cshortteach@yahoo.com

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  88. Pretty Please? Awww..c'mon, PLEASE? Pretty Please? I said PLEASE. Ok, ok, pretty, Pretty PRETTY PLEASE? Please?
    Sharon
    sgabemba@yahoo.com

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  89. Love this book!!!
    Alice
    agarcia7@austin.rr.com

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  90. I finally have a little niece to sew for!!!! I neeeeeeeeed this book!

    christysanford1993@yahoo.com
    Christy S.

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  91. Great book! Thank you! Susan Spiers spierssusan52@gmail.com

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  92. Sharon Edwards
    theedwards6@gmail.com

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  93. Eye candy for sure!!
    nikki@houstonaamco.com

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  94. Whoops. Forgot to leave my email
    sloppyjane.patterson at gmail dot come

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  95. These would be adorable on my twin granddaughters!

    Donna
    3dears at gmail dot com

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  96. what inspiration!
    Tamara
    sanch5@frontiernet.net

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  97. I would enjoy this book so much!!!
    Patricia
    trishneville@bellsouth.net

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  98. WOW! I have the first one and love it ,my daughter was just awarded temp. custody of 4 girls and they are in need of clothes,sewwwww I will be doing alot of it.

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  99. I'd love to win this. My fingers and toes are crossed!

    Mary/Maryg425@aol.com

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  100. I NEED this book!
    Odette Bragg
    obragg@gmail.com

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  101. April Logan
    loganjapril@yahoo.com

    I would love to have this book I have two little girls and would put it to good use

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  102. I've been longing for this new book--I love the first one.

    rmangerer@verizon.net

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  103. OMG!! This is totally fun! Thanks for sharing!!!!!
    Kelly
    midnightsewin@yahoo.com

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  104. Ah....what could make all my back to school sewing even more fun??? A little Whimsy sprinkled in!

    arcopes (at) cox (dot) net

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  105. I would love this book,

    Pam Hodnett
    p_hodnett@yahoo.com

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  106. Oh I would so dearly love to win this book -- I have 5 granddaughters to sew for -- and my 9yo daughter would like me to sew some of these lovelies for her as well!

    Margaret
    ttimes33@juno.com

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  107. The first was so good. I know this one will be too!

    Kim Corliss
    corliss4@swbell.net

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  108. I so need this book.. love love love the whole concept.. Bright smiles, Linda McKelvey
    pietraduralinda@gmail.com

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  109. Karen Bradley
    silverpansydesigns@yahoo.com

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  110. Just when I think that Kari couldn't possibly come up with any more darling ideas, she goes and proves me wrong by publishing another awesome book!!! Thanks so much for so generously sharing your awesome talent with all of us!!

    Cyrena Downing
    gdowneng@bellsouth.net

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  111. I love the ideas, the encouragement, and the imagination! Thanks for the new book!

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  112. I would love this book!
    Chris
    Sewkrazy1@msn.com

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  113. Look at my sweet granddaughter watching Kari make ribbon bows. She needs to win so she can make hair bows that she has been dreaming about :-)

    Cindy Griswold
    griswold.cindy@gmail.com

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  114. Would love to win this fun book!

    Elise Woolstenhulme
    the.sweet.eats@gmail.com

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  115. I would love to win this book!
    d_rhinehardt@hotmail.com

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