Saturday, 5 July 2008

Mine & Belle & Boo's Lovely Day's

I have been having a lovely time lately. I met a good friend that I haven't seen for ages for a day trip to Brighton, we shopped, ate & caught up on a years worth of news. We ate at Bills, which I can highly recommend, the food, service & general ambience is delicious, as was the huge melty ice cream we devoured afterwards on the pier!



New Belle & Boo's Lovely Day bags arrived from a newly sourced UK screen printers. I am thrilled with the quality, really thick heavy weight cotton canvas, beautifully printed on both sides, in a dark red. They can print on all sorts of exciting products, so watch this space.




Also it was my birthday a few days ago and I was spoilt rotten & I thought to continue the celebrations a little longer, I would have a blog give away. So if you would like to be the proud owner of one of these new bags! simply leave a comment about this post & next Saturday, 12th July, I will put everyones name into a luck dip & announce the winner on my blog.

129 comments:

  1. love the bag, hope i'll be the lucky owner

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  2. Bill's is exactly the kind of deli bar Jolly wants to open. Fingers crossed I win the bag x

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  3. Oh what I wouldn't give for a Belle and Boo bag! They are gorgeous.

    A delicious melty ice cream sounds good 'round about now (11:57pm! I have the munchies!). Sounds like you had a good day.

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  4. I love this bag! She is precious!

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  5. a happie belated birthday!!

    would be elated to be the proud owner of a Belle and Boo bag!

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  6. Happy happy birthday! I love the bag! And would love to win it. Thank you for being so generous on your birthday.

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  7. Me, me! I'd love to carry my messy life around in a bag as neat and sweet as this!

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  8. happy birthday!! glad you were spoilt...as every birthday girl should be : )

    your brighton treats sound wonderful. my cousin lives there so i may need a visit + trip to bills soon!

    and of course the bags are lovely! great that you've found a good printer. enjoy your weekend! xxx

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  9. Hope you had a lovely Birthday!

    xo,
    Jennalou

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  10. a big happy birthday to you. there is nothing wrong. with dragging birthdays out. nothing at all.

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  11. Happy Birthday to you! I adore the Lovely Day bag. :) I am having a little boy, Jake, in August and I've been calling him Bunny as a nickname. So this bag would be perfect for our "Lovely Day's" out. :)

    Best Wishes to you!
    Janet

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday Mandy, I'm glad you have been having a fun week. I just adore the bag, I'd love to be added into the giveaway :) Hugs, Catherine x

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  13. I really like that the "lovely day" is a rainy day.

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  14. Sounds like you had a memorable birthday. Everyone deserves to be spoiled at least once a year.

    Oh, yay! A way to carry your Belle & Boo cuteness around with me! Cannot wait to see what else you get screenprinted (maybe something wearable??)

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  15. Wow! I love that bag and here you are doing a giveaway and pulling out the winner on my birthday! Hope that makes me the lucky one!

    paperfoxling@yahoo.com

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  16. a very happy birthday to you! i'm glad you were properly spoiled.

    the shade of red on the new bags is lovely.

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  17. No end to your talents - a beautiful limited edition print that I am thrilled to see transfered on to a tote! Well Done!
    Happy Birthday! xx

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  18. Ahh, that bag is gorgeous! I love your illustrations. :) Congrats to whoever wins it!

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  19. Oh! I absolutely adore that bag! So precious! Just found your blog and it is beautiful, you have such a lovely style! Definitely marking you as a fav :)

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  20. The bag is gorgeous.... i love it! The red is such a good choice of colour for the girl to be in and i'm glad she's enjoying the rain.

    I just moved away from Brighton recently and miss it alot... i'm going there this week and will be sure to check Bill's out!

    Becky

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  21. Brighton is on my wish list of places to visit!

    The bags look lovely, I have one of your badges so it is only right that I win the bag to put it on.

    Happy belated birthday

    Vanessa

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  22. A fews days late, but still
    A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

    The new bags are gorgeous. I'd love to be the winner!

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  23. How fun! I love that little print - she's actually hanging on my wall. How fun to have a tote to carry around too! They are just gorgeous!

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday! Love love love the bag!

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  25. Hi!
    I found your work at etsy a few months ago, since then I have been following your career working and I must say that I love it and envy your talent.
    Greetings from Spain!

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  26. happy belated birthday!
    love the new bag and would be honoured to use it! also love the photos you took from your day out.

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  27. Ohhh! Gorgeous bags!!! I'd love to win one!!!! :)

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  28. I love Brighton, but not as much as I love your new bag designs! Fabulous! (And happy belated birthday).

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  29. Man would I love a bag!!! And other screen printed stuffs? Sounds so exciting!!!

    By the way, have FINALLY got "tree hugger" framed :) Now to find some lovely ribbon type thing so that I can hang it from our picture rail (yes, no banging into walls allowed in this house). But its currently perched on the back of the sofa and it already looks fab. I'm really looking forward to having a wall of prints from my favourite illustrators :)

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  30. Oh yes ... HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY!

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  31. Happy Belated Birthday! What lovely bags -- I would love to win one. Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway. :)

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  32. Happy Birthday to You!
    The bags are beautiful - as are all your things. :-)

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  33. Happy belated birthday!! I love the bags!!

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  34. Happy Birthday! The bags are beautiful, hope I win one!!

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  35. Happy Birthday! I'm heading to the UK later this year, I should make an effort to seek out Bills after reading your recommendation.

    Your Belle & Boo day bags are absolutely cute and delicious!!!

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  36. can we enter if we US residents??

    If so - THEN PICK ME!! :)

    Happy belated birthday!

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  37. Happy Birthday! The bag is sooooo beautiful.
    ~Lindsey

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  38. i looove this bag and all your stuff!

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  39. Oh, cute bag! I would *very much* like a new calico tote.

    Is the Bills a spin-off of Bills in Sydney (by Bill Grainger)? If so, it's lovely, isn't it?

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  40. Happy [belated] Birthday! The bags look lovely...I'd be very proud to have one :)

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  41. Happy belated birthday! :)

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  42. i'd love to win the bag! (or anything else you create) :)

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  43. been to BRighton a LONG time ago!!!
    LOVE the bag, and just like everyone else! :-)

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  44. Happy Belated Birthday! and that is such a pretty bag, hope I get lucky!

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  45. The bag looks beautiful - great red!

    Looks like you had a great birthday :)

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  46. Do we share the same birthday?
    July 2?
    The bag is lovely. I enjoy your blog and your work!

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  47. Happy Birthday!

    The bags are gorgeous.

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  48. Hello Mandy,

    I would have left a comment anyway to say that your Lovely Day bag is just gorgeous, but this give away makes it even more exciting!

    I'm glad you've been having so many lovely days (me too : I made my first sale!).

    And Happy Birthday of course!

    Love,
    Tania

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  49. OH MY! Please random winner generator PICK ME!!

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  50. Ooooh, how generous of you on your birthday! :) Happy birthday!

    The bag is lovely!

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  51. What a great bag - hope the lucky person is me - Happy Birthday x

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  52. I think if I don't win it I just might have to buy it.

    Very cute.

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  53. What a beautiful bag! Will keep my fingers,toes and eyes crossed for this one :)

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  54. Happy Birthday Mandy... Brighton looks absolutely beautiful, isn't nice to have those lovely days!! The Lovely Day bags are just gorgeous, so generous of you to have this giveaway!

    Have a great day,

    Tanya.

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  55. I love Brighton, it's my favourite place to visit. The bags are perfectly fab!

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  56. happy happy birthday! oh to have that bag swinging off my arm - it's gorgeous! pick me, pick me! love your work by the way - so beautiful. I just discovered you and purchased some postcards for my daughter's room.
    www.renovateanddecorate.blogspot.com
    www.minimeez.blogspot.com

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  57. Happy birthday to you ~ Happy birthday to you ~ I hope you had a nice day (and I would love to win the bag toooo!!!!!) ~
    I Brighton ~ we are hoping to go in a few weeks ~ the kids love the beach and the icecream!!!
    love and hugs Tabitha XXXXX

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  58. PS ~ meant to type I love Brighton ~ but forgot the love bit ~ oops xX

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  59. I love the bag. The illustration is very apt with this awful British summer weather we're having!

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  60. HAPPY belated birthday Mandy! it was Mia's 1st birthday last friday 4th. hope you had a lovely day! xxx

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  61. Oh the bag is beautiful! The little girl on it looks just like my Sophie!
    Happy Birthday
    Marie/x

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  62. Oooh... one Lovely Day bag please!
    happy birthday!

    jbxo

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  63. Happy Birthday. The bags are just beautiful. x

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  64. I have just seen your bags today - they are lovely and look very well printed - yet another beautiful belle and boo product! well done x x x

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  65. happy birthday! the tote is gorgeous! i love belle&boo!

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  66. love love love your bag, its just so specialX

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  67. I'm in! Love the bag and your blog!

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  68. The new bag is simply stunning! I've been a lurker for many months but couldnt resist telling you how much I love that bag!

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  69. The bag is so cute. I'd love one!

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  70. That is THE CUTEST bag I have seen a very long time. Your work is fabulous!

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  71. happy Birthday to you!!! As pp has said, every girl deserves to me spoiled on her day.
    I would love this fabulous bag!! But just as happy to be in this luck dip as you call it...how lovely you write!
    So generous of you to have this giveaway so we may have a lovely day{in polka dotted tights}..thank you Mandy!

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  72. That is the sweetest bag! Love it! That red just pops off that fresh white- looks so sweet! Happy birthday to you too! Can't wait to see who wins that adorable bag!
    Melissa

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  73. O! happy happy HAPPY birthday!!!
    I would SO love a belle and boo bag... love your blog and i check it everyday!

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  74. Wishing you a very happy (belated) birthday! Adore the new tote bag...so sweet! :) ~LillyBonBon

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  75. I love your prints and would love to be able to carry one around!

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  76. I love the bag! Hope to be the lucky owner!

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  77. Oh happy birthday indeed!

    I would love a Belle and Boo bag! They are lovely, where did you get them printed?

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  78. happy birthday, hope you had a lovely day xx and the bags looks beautiful, love the bright red

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  79. The bags are adorable! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  80. Your "Lovely Day Bag" is beautiful!

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  81. Please add more bags to etsy. I went to order and they were sold out. I love the bag and want to buy a couple for my grandaughters.

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  82. The bag is super cute! Oh, pick me, pick me!

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  83. hvpA belated happy Birthday!

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  84. Happy belated birthday to you! I love the bag, so i'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  85. Oh Happy Birthday!!! Your day out with your friend sounded wonderful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new bags! and it looks like lots of other people do too! ;)

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  86. happy birthday :)
    this bag is precious...I just love umbrellas. would love to win!

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  87. belated happy birthday, Mandy!! I wish you a flowering new year!

    Wow, what a beautiful bag, great!

    liefs, Hermianne

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  88. Love your wonderful illustrations! So charming!

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  89. Lucky 93....Happy Birthday, glad to hear you were spoiled rotten it's well deserved and always memorable. You canvas bags are really wonderful...I love red on canvas...so here's wishing with my lucky 93! Take care xo

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  90. adorable! please enter me too!

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  91. I wish I was having a lovely day...but at least the bag is a cutie beauty...(Sorry, I'm so bummed right now). My landlord wants to sell my place and I'm stuck w/o a paddle. I hate all the homes in this town..(the ones I can afford). I've been in a nasty mood for two weeks because of this problem. Why, oh why, can't I just make a wee bit more money to throw me up into the range I need to be in!!!! Anyway, I never win...but maybe I'll be lucky...it'd be about time.

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  92. Love the blog, Bills looks great too. Good luck!

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  93. Hi Mandy

    Happy belated birthday to you.

    Your bag is absolutely gorgeous and I would love to be the lucky winner of one.

    Love Elise

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  94. Who wouldn't want one of these bags??? And I know just ht birthday girl who will get one even if she doesn't win!! (it's me!! LOL)

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  95. The bag looks lovely, very appropriate for the weather we are having. It will definitely cheer me using it, should I be so lucky as to win it.... XX

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  96. It's been said before, but worth repeating--the bags are lovely! And a very happy (albeit belated) birthday wish! Thank you for sharing!

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  97. My goodness, how many comments?! I have no chance but just have to say how much I love the bag. I've got one of your prints on my Birthday wish list, I'm loving your work!
    Sarah

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  98. You are so talented Mandy! I would love to be included in the giveaway.

    By the way, happy birthday!

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  99. The bag is simply beautiful. I think I'll be in the market to buy one if I don't win ;-) I love Brighton - I have the best memories of wandering around all the strange shops in the lanes as a young girl.

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  100. Happy Birthday Mandy!
    The bag is absolutely wonderful. Thank you for being so generous as to give one out for your birthday.

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  101. Oh I love your bag and would love to own it! happy birthday and thank you for being such a wonderful artist.

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  102. Firstly...Happy Happy Birthday..I have been a long time reader...but never left a comment before. Your creations are so beautiful. It must be so satisfying to be able to create such lovliness whenever you choose to. I hope that you don't mind but belle and boo have been on my blog roll for a little while now. Cheers - Jen

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  103. I just found your blog - though I have admired your artwork on etsy before - especially a print that I think was called lost. I love the bag. And I really like your picnic basket too. I'm looking forard to reading your blog more.

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  104. Oh my goodness! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANDY :) It sounds like you had a fabulous trip to Brighton and a fabulous birthday :) So much has happened this year for you and Belle and Boo!

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  105. Happy birthday mandy.wish i'd realised and could've sent you a card!
    please enter me in the draw for the new bag! its beautiful
    will be in touch soon,prob to buy a bag if i don't win ( :
    kat xx

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  106. Happy Birthday! The bag looks lovely and I adore the deep red.

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  107. Would love to have one of yours bags to do my shopping with.
    Joy from http://jamjar.wordpress.com

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  108. Hi! Nice to meet you!!! well, You have a nice blog! the bag is beautiful! Visit me anytime..
    xoxo

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  109. I do so love those gorgeous prints. The little girls are soooo cute! Cherrie

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  110. mandy, love your etsy shop! i have four of your prints currently hanging in my home; including both of my girls bedrooms. i'd love to have a bag as well!

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  111. happy belated b-day!
    the bag is amazingly beautiful, i love your new site! i need to get another release pring, the framed one looks so nice:)

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  112. oh goodness! what a fantastic bag! I'm wishing I could partner with you to make a few colored burlap totes with your girl printed onto patches and sewn on!

    *groan*

    you're inspirational!

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  113. the perfect bag for treasure hunting at the flea market!

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  114. wowsers, look at these comments!

    Happy belated birthday! Looks like you have been having a great time. I love brighton for a little getaway. We always stay in a cute little B&B called Five. Sweet owners and very comfy. :) A stone's throw from the peir.

    Love love love the new creations. :)

    Happy July :)
    Amanda

    London Southern Belle
    http://www.londonsouthernbelle.typepad.com

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  115. I just saw the new tote in your shop today and *love* it! It's gorgeous!

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  116. the bag is so sweet and neat and crisp that I'd almost be afraid to use it, lest it get dirty, almost...love reading the blog and seeing places and spaces ways from my home. yours, LynAnne

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  117. I just found your blog today. I simply LOVE your illustrations. A bag would be wonderful.

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  118. My closest friend has your artwork displayed in her newly born baby girls room! This gorgeous little bag will be the perfect accessory and gift!

    Oh and Happy Belated Birthday - the BEST day of the year!

    xxMxx

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  120. Oooh! How gorgeous, we get pressies for your birthday! Hope you had a great day.

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  121. WOW that tote has got to be the cutest thing EVER! Your illustrations are simply amazing, every time I come to your blog I am just in awe!! And a belated happy birthday to you! xoxox!

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