Monday, January 7, 2013

In Your Words Blog Hop and Giveaway!

When I thought about words that would describe me,
the first thing that popped into my head was
Nana-razzi!
That's what my kids call me.
At every event, or even just a random Tuesday,
you'll find me snapping pics of my family,
especially my 6 grands :)
So I thought a camera strap would be fun.
I padded it for extra comfort
and stitched "say cheese" on one side...

and appliqued "smile" with another one of my trademarks....
the smiley face, on the other :) 

I tried to come up with a clever way to keep the strap cover
from sliding around so I added these fun button flaps
and heart buttons.
Over all I am really happy with the way it came out.


So you're probably thinking....
yeah that's great and all...
but what about the giveaway?

OK...so here'e the deal.
I've recently added these fun mug organizers
to my etsy shop.
Well one lucky person will win
their choice of mug organizer from my shop!
To enter just leave me a comment
telling me what you would use the organizer for,
(craft supplies, sewing supplies, make-up brushes, etc)
You can also get a second chance to win
by following my blog or letting me know if you already follow.
Make sure to leave 2 separate comments.
That's it....easy peasy!
Giveaway ends Jan. 16th at midnight.
Winner will be announced Jan 17th.


And make sure you stop by all the others in today's hop
for more crafty goodness and giveaways!

In Your Words Blog Hop Day 1

Kwilty Pleasures  (Kathy G.)
Debby Kratovil Quilts (Debby K.))
Sew Darn Quilt  (Carolyn R.)
Traveling Quilter  (Debbie A.)
Just Let Me Quilt (Carol S.)
Vroomans Quilts (Sharon V.)
Cate's Linens (Catherine R.)
Nini and the Sea  (Denise)
Sew Much 2 Luv (Karen)


244 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower, thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  2. What a great idea and I would definitely use mine for sewing, thanks.

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  3. Fantastic camera strap, really love the embroidery. I would likely use the mug cover in my new sewing room .

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  4. I'd use it in my kitchen to hold something.

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  5. I would use the mug organizer for pens and scissors.

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  6. Hi Karen love the strap so bright and cheerful. I would use the mug for my desk which does dual duty as my work desk and my sewing desk. But I would put my sewing things in it. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. Susie x

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  7. I am now a follower of your blog. Susie x

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  8. what a clever idea....I would definitely use it in my craft room and use it next to my sewing machine for those essential tools like quick unpick, tweezers, glue stick, little scissors etc. that I can't afford to waste time searching for. ps - I love your camera strap also!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  9. Love the camera strap.
    I'd use a mug organiser as a desk tidy so I could actually find a pen when I needed one

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  10. What a cute camera strap! I've been a follower for awhile and love your creative ideas. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  11. I'd love to win the cute mug organizer to put next to my stitching chair to hold my frequently used stitching gadgets.

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  12. :) I love what you created...not only did you capture your 'word' but the very item that drives your creativity!

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  13. I would use it to organize my personal stash of pens in my classroom. Thank you for the chance,

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  14. Love your camera strap. Especially the button flaps. Your mug organizer is genius! I would put it on my desk. It could use it!

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  15. Great camera strap , you won't even need to tell them to smile ! I'd use it for my scissors which I can never find , thanks for the chance.

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  16. I would love to give my sister one of the mug rug organizers, so she could keep her sewing stuff handy. {I'm only that generous because I already have one for myself...and I love it!} Your camera strap is the bomb!

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  17. Fabulous camera strap!
    I've never heard of a mug organiser before!! what a great idea! I'd use it on my desk for pens etc!

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  18. Oh, I love this. Fun, fresh and so useful! Thanks so much!

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  19. Your camera strap is so cute! I love it!

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  20. I am already a follower. Love also your mug organiseres. I could use one for all my stencils and pencils I am always searching for, lol!

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  21. Oh it would be in my sewing room...never can have too much organization...especially one as cute as this! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!

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  22. Great camera strap - I need to make one as well! I like your mug organizers. Probably would use one in my sewing area.

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  23. The camera stamp is too cute!!

    And that organizer is rocking it! If I were to win I would have a hard time deciding between the one in your post or the Matryoshka one!

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  24. HI Smiled as soon as saw you and your camera...great idea sweet Karen..

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  25. Makes me smile too, great idea!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  26. Love your camera strap! You did a beautiful job. Love the organizer too! I would use it by my computer.... if you saw my mess you would understand... I need some organization.

    Happy quilting,
    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  27. Cute strap. Everything you make is so cheery.

    I'd use the organizer near sewing machine - seam ripper, cleaning brushes to clean out lint, small scissors or maybe fill it with bobbins.

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  28. What a great strap. My MIL is a shutterbug, too, so I love the Nana-razzi.

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  29. great strap...very neat idea! I would use it for pens in my sewing room...thank you

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  30. I am a new follower and I love your camera strap. Have a wonderful day. From Your Missouri Friend.

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  31. I would sit your organizer next to where I am stitching to put things in so they are easier to find.

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  32. Oh, a camera strap is an awesome idea! I keep saying I'm going to make one but never have. I love yours.

    Those organizers are super cute. I would use mine next to my sewing machine to keep my Purple Thang, seam ripper, scissors, marking pen, etc. What a great idea!

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  33. Your wordy camera strap is a clever idea!

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  34. What a fab project - I need to make a camera strap and you have inspired me :) I'd use your organiser for my special pinking shears and my new special pencil that cost me and arm and a leg!! Cheers!

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  35. I LOVE that mug organizer. What would I use it for ... would depend on the fabric. I like your camera strap.

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  36. haha nana razzi. love the strap and the cup, id use it in my studio!

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  37. That`s a nice camera strap! Well done!

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  38. I`m a new email Follower. Great blog!

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  39. How cute. I need to make a camera strap one of these days.

    I think I'd use the mug for my sewing room...I would put pens and pencils in it...and a few other things too.

    Thank you.

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  40. Camera Strap and Organizing. My 2 favorite things!
    There are both very clever. Thanks For Sharing!

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  41. I would use it for my sewing supplies, I always have to rifle through a bunch of junk to get to the one thing I want so the side pockets would work great.

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  42. Nice camera strap and the mug organizer looks great for scissors, seamripper and marking tools!

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  43. I definitely use it for sewing things like my seam ripper(which of course is never used....snerk), marking pencils, etc. Love your camera strap...and the sayings are perfect.

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  44. It would sit on the table next to my reading spot in the living room and hold all those odds and ends that Are needed. You know-glasses, scissors, pens, nail file, and of course Lee's nail clippers.

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  45. I would use it to contain the sewing supplies that are ummm strewn about the table next to me.. LOL

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  46. Too cute ! If one of those comes to live at my house it will sit beside my sewing machine.

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  47. Super cute straps!!.
    I`d use it to my sewing supplies.

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  48. My first comment didn't publish for some reason. I love the camera strap! Great idea!!!

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  49. You inspire me to organize today.. I couldnt sleep for all the mess I have in my studio.

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  50. Love the camera strap and how perfect - I would use the mug organizer next to my chair for my evening stitching. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C loves home made anything

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  51. A signed up and became a follower. Judy C

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  52. Fun, fun, I wanna camera strap like that!!! That mug organizer is great! I would use it for my sewing supplies...ya know that seam ripper keeps rolling off the table!!!

    Nini~

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  53. Hi, Karen - nice to meet you! I'm a new follower. You can find me over at mountainquiltworks.blogspot.com

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  54. Your project turned out quite well - fun, fun! I think I'd use mine for my marking pencils - I am always misplacing them and hate taking time to search for them. This would be perfect!

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  55. Love the camera strap. I would use the organizer on my sewing table.

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  56. what a fun project for the photographer in the family! I would love to receive anything that would help me organize myself and make me happy at the same time!

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  57. Such a great strap...love it! I need to make one like that for my camera to cover-up the boring black. That mug cup cover is amazing, too, and a very, very nice giveaway. :O)

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  58. Great camera strp- have to try one for my father in law who is an avid photgrapher!

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  59. Am a new follower- the mug wrap is a great giveaway- would use mine for quilting supplies such as scissors!

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  60. Cute camera strap - so creative! And the mug wrap is such a great idea! Love it!

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  61. Clever idea, your mug organizer and who couldn't use more organization in their life? ;D
    Cute strap as well

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  62. A mug orgaziner would be great for my sewing stuff. THanks for a chance to win.

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  63. Cute organizer. I would love to win one. It would be filled with sewing supplies....... thanks so much for sharing. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  64. I am an existing follower. Thanks for sharing

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  65. What a fun giveaway! Please enter me! I would use it for sewing notions on my sewing table.

    ~McKenna
    mckmuff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. What a creative idea! Makes me smile just looking at it!

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  67. you make the sweetest mug organizers! i would use mine for sewing notions - marking pens, small scissors, seam rippers, my tiny rotary cutter -- everything in one place! thanks for the opportunity!

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  68. You are a very creative lady. I love your camera strap. I could never get enough organizer for my sewing notions.
    Thanks for sharing

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  69. What nice projects. The camera strap is perfect! I would have to use the organizer on my cutting table. That's a great idea to keep things together.

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  70. Love the strap, very clever. I think I would give the mug organizer to my daughter the teacher. I think it would be perfect for all those school supplies.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  71. A very clever project, those straps can be irritable so the padding will be nice. I would use the organizer to keep my supplies in on the table next to me while hand sewing. Thank you.

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  72. Hi :-)! I would use it for sewing supplies on my sewing table :-).

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  73. I already follow your blog :-)!

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  74. I'd use the organiser to keep my scissors in, on my sewing table? Lovely designs.

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  75. The organizer would b handy for holstering my stitching tools near my chair in the living room. Seems like I'm always having to retrieve something off the floor.
    I Loved you camera strap with the smiley face and words. It's really CUTE and fun! (I like the word smile and do each time I hear it.) vbg

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  76. I just added your blog to my google reader so am a new follower. Jane

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  77. You are so creative. I like the strap cover. Thanks for the chance to win a mug cover. I have made and given away a few of those. They are not easy to make. I would use it for pencils and rippers. Hubby uses his for small tools.

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  78. I absolutely love the strap cover. I've been meaning to make one for myself, thank you so much for the inspiration! And I really like the little buttons on the ends - smart!

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  79. That is a great idea and I would use it right beside my sewing machine! Would be very handy.
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  80. For sure I would use it on my cutting table for supplies that seem to want to walk away. Thanks.

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  81. Looking forward to being a new follower and reading about your projects

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  82. I love the camera strap! What a great idea!
    I would use the cup for pencils, markers and scissors for my sewing room!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  83. I'm a follower!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  84. Your camera strap is perfect. I would use the mug organizer next to my sewing machine.

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  85. Cute idea! I need to make a camera strap too!

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  86. Love the "Say Cheese" idea, so creative. The mug organizer is to die for!! I'm a follower after stopping by today!

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  87. Boy you are talented! I would carry my sewing around. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  88. I am a new follower. thanks vickise at gmail dot com

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  89. What a clever idea! Thank you for sharing your talent. I would use a mug organizer to keep stitching supplies by my TV chair. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  90. I am a follower! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  91. Love the camera strap! I'd use the mug organizer for tea bags. Thanks for the chance!

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  92. what a great idea! I'd use it for sewing supplies, of course

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  93. I would love a chance to win one of these mug organizers...what a great idea! Thanks!

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  94. Your camera strap project is sew creative! As are your mug rug organizers. Were I so lucky as to win it would go next to my sewing machine for sewing supplies. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  95. I am a new follower so I can find my way back ... :) Pat

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  96. Love the camera strap. I'm like you, take lots of pictures of family. I'm a Nana too. lol
    I'd use mug organizer in my computer room to hold what I want on hand at all times.

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  97. oh my what cuteness. I really like the mug organizer. I could definitely use it in my sewing room . But my daughter could use it for her 500 million makeups lieing everwhere.lol...
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. I am a new blog follower via email. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. I am one of, apparently, a gazillion followers. tee hee

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  100. I wasn't even thinking camera strap.....great job nana, great job!

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  101. I love your mug organiser and can think of loads of ways to use it. However, if I was lucky enough to win, it would be a container for my make up brushes so for once in my life they e would be tidy and easy to find!

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  102. your camera strap is so fab! I love the smile applique - the font is perfect.

    I'd use the mug organiser in my craft room. I currently use a plastic pot which falls over every ten minutes and drives me mad!

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  103. Totally perfect camera strap!!! And perfect for describing you! I would use the mug organizer in my quilting studio to try to contain some of the "necessaries" I have!

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  104. Cute camera strap! I would use the mug organizer in my sewing room. It would hold all of the little tools I use at my sewing machine. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. Thanks for a wonderful post and a really cute give-away. I would use this beside my chair in the family room where I do my hand sewing. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  106. a camera strap is such a fun idea! Those words fit so perfectly on it and I love how bright and colorful it is!

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  107. Loving the camera strap! Great idea! I would definitely use the mug organizer for quilting supplies!

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  108. Love your camera strap! It is sure cute! :)

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  109. Girl, I LOVE that camera strap!!!!

    If I win (when I win *smile*) the organizer, I would use it for quilting stuff!

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  110. Oh....by the way....I am now following your blog -- Love it!

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  111. Very cool camera strap, and how practical. Nothing I hate more than those skinny little ones that come with the camera cutting into your shoulders. What a great way to personalize it too!

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  112. I love the camera strap. I would certainly use this mug on my desk at work so more people would see it. My sewing room would be nice but only I would get to see it. Might as well share the beauty!

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  113. Smile - what a great word! I just love the camera strap:)

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  114. Your camera strap is great! The mug organizer would work well in my sewing room for marking pens. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  115. i would sit this baeutiful mug by my chair. i would use it for when i domredwork in the evenings!

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  116. I love your project! It is so unique and very practical! Also, your mug organizer is fantastic. I would love to win it!

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  117. Both of your projects are wonderful. I would love to put your mug organizer next to my sewing machine!

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  118. Rosemary B here: Following :-)
    your camera strap is just adorable. I love it. I want to make one for my daughter. She is always taking pictures. Love the lettering too!!
    thank you for sharing your creativity

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  119. First time I've seen these mug organizers, fun! I would use mine to organize supplies I keep near my sewing machine. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  120. I love your words -- and good for you, get LOTS of photos and don't let anyone stop you, lol! I have always used mugs for holding pens and pencils but I love the idea of using them for my scissors, which seem to keep walking away

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  121. love the camera strap. i would use the cup in my sewing room. thanks for the chance to win.

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  122. That is a great camera strap. Great job. I use a mug for stuff in my sewing room but never had it organized. That's a terrific idea.

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  123. The camera strap is way cute! Good job Karen

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  124. Love it! What a clever idea and too cute! Great words and your embroidery and stitching are the perfect extra detail. I have a question though, you said you added buttons so the strap wouldn't slide around. Are you talking about the cover twisting so the words would be on the other side of the strap or the cover sliding closer to the camera? I think the buttons are darling and a great detail.

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.
    Your organizer would look awesome next to my sewing machine with all my sewing must-haves in it.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. I'm a new follower and now follow via GFC and BlogLovin.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. Great idea. Love the font and fabric you used for Smile. I have a little mug caddy by my sew machine, and would love to have another on the kitchen table.

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  127. Love the idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  128. I would use this mug organizer on my sewing table... my mug isn't fancy and this would be so cool! Thanks!!

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  129. I am a new follower - thanks for sharing a great idea!! My daughter just got a new camera and this would be a perfect gift for her birthday in two weeks.... I think that I can make her a camera strap cover in time!!! Woo Hoo!

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  130. sewing supplies next to my sewing machine - it would be nice to actually have some organization

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  131. oh I think my daughter would love that camera strap :D The cup organizer would be a plus in my craft/sewing room! Thanks!

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  132. Cute strap! I'm smiling. And your mug covers are clever, clever. Love the fabrics.

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  133. What a great idea! Did you use a pattern for the camera strap,or just make it up as you went?

    The mug organizers are just too stinkin cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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  134. Even tho I don't comment often,I read/follow along ;)

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  135. great camera strap. The mug organizer would be great as a portable sewing station for when I take my sewing up stairs to be with my hubby. It would hold any pins sew that they would not go a stray. (hubby has found them with his feet.... not good)
    in stitches

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  136. I love love your camera strap. I wished I could be that creative. I would definitely use the mug organizer to sit by my chair when I am doing hand sewing like the bindings on my quilts or English paper piecing. Thanks so much.

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  137. So glad I found your blog to follow. Thanks

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  138. Awesome! How fun...how can they not smile! Thanks for sharing. I use mugs for pencils, pens on my desk and for scissors and cutters at my sewing machine.

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  139. Great blog! I would use the organizer on my sewing table- just for odds and ends!

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  140. That is such a cute organizer! I would put it next to my sewing machine. Keep tools in it. for my machine. Thanks for the chance!

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  141. Yes I am a former follower.

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  142. You are so creative to come up with that camera strap, and the mug organizer is too cute for words. Could use one by my sewing machine to keep tools handy while I sew.

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  143. I love your clever camera strap. It's so cheery and bright. No other words could have been as perfect.

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  144. I'd use the mug organizer for my quilting tools! Love it and the camera strap.

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  145. Wow, your camera strap is so creative! I am definitely going to be a new follower!

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  146. Such a cute organizer cup. It would have a special place in my sewing room for little odds and ends.

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  147. Love the camera strap, Nana-razzi - it's just like you - fun and colourful and happy :) I think, if I were to win, I would use the organizer here in my family room to hold the goodies I keep on hand for crafting while I watch tv with hubby and with the cat on my feet - aaaaaaaah peaceful bliss :)

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  148. I love the mug organizers. I really need one for my sewing table for scissors and things! Thanks for the giveaway. The camera strap is awesome!

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  149. Nana-razzi that project is definitely you! My hubby is the photographer in our family but he'll have to be happy with the strap he has! That mug would be great for sewing essentials. Especially my small scissors and seam ripper. I always keep those two handy.

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  150. That is darling. I'd pack it up and send it off to my niece, who is a newbie quilter. Perhaps she can get organized before her quilting supplies take over her house as they have mine. :)

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  151. Hi!!! Fun project!!! I like your mug organizer!! Very cute!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  152. I love your mug caddy....I would use it for some sewing things.It would be great next to the chair where I do my hand sewing.

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  153. Hi, I would use the mug for sewing supplies and also craft supplies. I love your blog.

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  154. What a great camera strap! My Daughter in law got a new camera for Christmas,,and I'm planning a strap cover for hers. I'll be thinking of yours when I'm brainstorming for sure! I'd use the mug for keeping my wee scissors for thread cutting, my seam ripper, and all those little things that seem to walk away while I'm sewing. It would be great to have them where they belong! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  155. Beautiful camera strap with really fun words! I love the brightness and colour.

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  156. I would love to win one of your organizers and of course would use it for my sewing supplies, I have admired them in your other post and would be so happy with one.

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  157. Karen, I would love to win the mug cover, I would use it for sewing machine accessories like my seam ripper scissors, etc...I would give it a wonderful happy home!

    Barb B.

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  158. Karen, I have been a long time follower!

    Barb B.

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  159. Well done on your project for the blog hop!

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