17 May 2010

Giveaway Day

It's Giveaway Day over at Sew, Mama Sew! and I'm joining in on the fun!

Up for grabs is this assortment of plexiglass shapes from my etsy shop.
That's one pair each of...1x5" bars, 3" ovals, 2x2.75" rectangles, 3.5" reverse twinkles, 2" circles, 3" circles, 2" squares, 2" triangles, and 3" traingles.

Don't know what these are for?
The short answer is they are for patterning fabric with dye or bleach.  Like this:
before -------------->   after

A longer answer lies here.

To enter, comment on this post.
You can just say hi, but if you have any recommendations for birthday presents for 82-year-old women, I'll take them!

The winner will be drawn randomly on May 20.

 Good luck!

180 comments:

  1. These look like fun. How I would love to try. As for the present - I just knitted my grandmother a pair of socks and a big stole. She was extremely grateful. Now she wants a new bag to wear to her womens club.

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  2. I just dyed my first fabric this weekend! I can't wait to explore more and I love your process!

    No one ever complains about receiving chocolate! :)

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  3. How about a lap quilt or a certificate for working in her garden?? Stamps and notecards?? Just don't give her a knick knack. By 82 you have a lifetime of knick knacks to dust!

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  4. I want to try out your plexiglass soo bad! I recently gave my grandma a handmade necklace.. She was quite pleased..

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  5. Oh these are WICKED cool ~ I'd love to give them a try!

    How about a lovely scarf made from AMH Good Folks cotton voile? It's wide fabric so you only need 9.5 inches of it ;0)

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  6. what a great giveaway. I'm curious about the plexiglass :)

    My gran always liked a nice new pinny (apron)?

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  7. Wow, I've never seen these before - what a great idea. For my gran's birthday, I made her a photobook (she lives in a nursing home, and can't come and visit to see what I've been up to, so I thought she could enjoy some photos of my exploits instead).

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  8. Lovely! As for 82 year old women, one woman of a similar age once asked me to track down some cassette tapes that were for a walking workout. If she's interested in being active, some gentle workout tapes/dvds might be nice.

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  9. How about a table runner and/or cloth napkins?

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  10. Great giveaway! An 82-year-old would probably love anything handmade by you :)

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  11. what a great giveaway! i can't wait to try those out if i win.. thanks for the chance! i adore your blog! :)

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  12. What a great giveaway! I've been eyeing all the fabulous fabric manipulation going on and really need to give it a try!

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  13. I keep wanting to try this.

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  14. count me in! would love to win the Plexiglas shapes.

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  15. I'm probably no help since I always give my gma large print books and kitkats :)

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  16. I'm just getting into fabric dying/bleaching--thanks! this would be an awesome way to start!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!
    ♥♥

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  17. I'd love to give dying/bleach a try!

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  18. Oh now I don't enter all that many giveaways, but this this one I'm entering! And don't 82 year old women LOVE quilts??

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  19. i have never done it, but bought the threads magazine with all the info!! i'm ready!!


    http://patchworkposse.com

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  20. What a great idea the plexiglass is! Great giveaway!

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  21. hey!
    a massage? =)

    tansuern@gmail.com

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  22. Would love the forms! Maybe an inspiring magazine subscription?

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  23. I would go with something colorful for her room. Or edible. Even if I don't win, I'm going to check this out and try plexi resists.

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  24. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win and try my hand at itajime with all this Procion dye I have lying around. Birthday gift for an 82 year old? Hmm... my grama loves flowering plants, especially orchids.

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  25. Wow I'm so glad I stumbled across these. What a great idea.

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  26. Thanks for the great giveaway! Wish I could help w/ the gift idea...that's always tough for me too.

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  27. Get her a facial, or a pedicure!

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  28. Hi! I used to always give my elderly aunt lotions and soaps and when she died & I cleaned out her apartment I could have set up a store! She never used them! I know my mom (89) is always cold, so I try to give her warm slippers, shawls, sweaters or small quilts-that at least gets enjoyed & used!

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  29. Oh, not THAT is a cool technique! I would say - take her out for a day doing something she loves! Stuff becomes less important, but experiences last forever!

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  30. So awesome! Crossing my fingers!
    http://justeventeux.blogspot.com/

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  31. Once I tried to use some ceramic tile scraps for a resist when dying. It didn't work so good. When you cranked down on the C-clamps they would break easily. Present for a 82 year old - postage stamps, resturant gift cards, or if she still drives, prepaid gas cards.

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  32. Oh I would love to win these - it would be just the push I need to start doing crazy things to fabric! Might I suggest some fancy soap and some nail polish? Girls of any age just want to be pretty and smell nice!

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  33. I always wanted to try to bleach fabric, thank you for participating.

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  34. Humm I am not sure about the gift... I think a nice scarf or a broach.
    Thanks for the cool giveaway!
    escuishi(at)hotmail(dot)com
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

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  35. What a cool giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! I just made my grammy a coin purse for Mother's day and she is 84. I don't really have any other suggestions though! Thanks again!

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  36. Pictures! Something you can make at scrapblog.com!
    I love this giveaway, it's such a great idea!
    Greetings from Chile!
    mmimica(at)maimonides(dot)cl

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  37. Well aren't you clever? The sky's the limit for projects.

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  38. That fabric technique is really intriguing!

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  39. Those would be fun to play and experiment with. I've never done anything like that.

    Here are some gifts I've given my Grandmother that she has loved.

    1) Lap quilt
    2) Market bag with her favorite colors
    3) Art supplies. (she's crafty too) ; )

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  40. Great prize. Glad I found your blog. 82 can be tricky. Tea cosy seems too obvious. A dyed market bag. Thanks for the chance. Seriously considering your 'process pledge'.

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  41. these shapes are awesome! i would love to try out fabric dying and discharging. my grandma's favorite presents are small handheld photo albums filled with current photos of my family and my kids (the albums hold 36 photos and can be carried in a purse). thanks for this generous giveaway!

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  42. oooh, a new tool for a project I've yet to try! Love it :)
    thisisdishy(at)gmail.com

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  43. Neat, I love finding new stuff to try!

    Slippers work well for ladies over, let's say... 30.

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  44. Howdy, fun giveaway. Hmm bday for a 82 yr old, how about a nice lunch somewhere.

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  45. I've been wanting to try this forever! Ever since I read Malka Dubrowsky's tute. I'd love to try, but don't know if I would be so brave as to use Lizzy Dish, maybe some non-designer fabric first.

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  46. That's really cool! But I bet there are lots of other neat things you could do with those!

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  47. I have never seen anything like that, totally cool!! Thanks!!

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  48. What a cool giveaway!! I have never dyed fabric before but would like to try some day.

    for the 82 grandmother, something homemade but something with pictures...so she can look at them and remember you!

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  49. cool idea with the plexiglass! As for an 82 year old grandmother, I think that any gift with pictures of her family would be appreciated or some kind of birthstone jewelry.

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  50. These are great! What a fabulous idea!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    wagnerdjse(at)gmail.com

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  51. How uniquely creative and innovative :) Kudos!
    And for the lucky birthday lady... a trip to the spa or salon?

    If you get a chance come check out my giveaway at http://buttonandbean.blogspot.com

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  52. Wow - I have looked at dying / bleaching fabric but had NOT thought of leaving an area. It looks amazing! As for an 82yr old - I made my Grandma (81) a simple lace scarf from 1 ball of kid silk haze as she can't wear anything heavy around her neck due to blood pressure problems. Hope that helps!

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  53. I am itching to try dyeing!
    This would be a fun way to start!

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  54. My neighbor is 82 years old, and has trouble seeing and can't drive anymore. What she likes most is someone coming over to see her, or someone taking her out to eat somewhere--she says she gets so tired of sitting home and cooking/eating the same things over and over. She has a closet full of slippers, rooms full of knick-knacks, drawers full of fancy soaps & lotions, and doesn't enjoy taking care of plants or flowers anymore. Great giveaway, would love to win!

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  55. Hi - my favourite 90 year old says if she can't eat it or drink it, she doesn't want it! (Although she doesn't turn her nose up at knitting yarn). Thanks for the chance.
    kdmsclutter(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. I have loved the hand dyed projects that I have seen Malka of stitchindye do, and I would love to give it a try. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  57. Wow! Yes! I would love to win these, fabric dying just looks so much fun! Pick me! lol

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway! My Mother-in-Law is 82 and she is trying to de-junkify her life. Gifts of time are *always* appreciated. A date to go to the garden shop, or to take her to the local Botanical Garden, for example.

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  59. i think that any thing hand made would be great for a 82 woman!
    and your giveaway is super great!
    thank!

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  60. Wow, I'm deeply impressed!
    Would be so nice to be the lucky one.

    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia

    frauknopf@gmx.de

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  61. ooooo, these look FUN!!! Thank you!

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  62. Thanks for the new idea on using bleach. As for the birthday gift, I would go with a good book or some good chocolates. Those are a perfect gift for anyone. Thanks.

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  63. fabric pouches always make good gift. thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  64. My own gramma has told me she likes getting edible gifts best because she's accumulated enough stuff already. I always ask if there's anything she needs, though, and try to get her that as well as something nice or different to eat/drink.
    That's a very nice assortment of shapes!

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  65. Local food was always a hit with my great-grandma... I live in Virginia, and she in Michigan, so I'd bring her some special Virginia treats when I came home :)
    lucasbeth [at] gmail [dot] com

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  66. I'd love to try these! My Gran always liked a new pin. Thank you!
    luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

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  67. I've not seen these before but they look like a lot of fun. Thanks for the opportunity of winning them :)

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  68. I.am.in.love!

    I now need these shapes to make the aprons I sew even more incredible.Its a whole new creative outlet!

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  69. Well, cool! I've never tried that but it looks neat.

    I can also think of at least a dozen other uses for those shapes... ;)

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  70. Why not use your templates and make her a lap quilt. Hubby's Mom is in Assisted Living and she usually has a lap quilt laying on her bed or over her legs. WOW, I have hand dyed wool (Easy Peasy) but I have never tried to dye cotton, this might be my big chance. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. i have never seen anything like this technique! LOVE IT!!! and that print... i used some of that line to make dinner napkins:) crossing my fingers i win this one - this technique i've got to try!

    stephanie dot e dot carroll at gmail dot com

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  72. This is the first I have seen this technique. Very nice. Definitely will need to give it a try. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  73. Great idea for giveaway. I'll use! I used to give my Mother in law something little hand made - she always loved new hot pads, trimmed towels, etc. and then a luncheon date to her a place she liked to go. I miss those days, as she passed away 2 years ago this month. good luck. thanks, jo in MN

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  74. Wow, I would never have thought of using plexiglass to put on fabric before bleaching! What a great idea.

    Hmm...as for presents for 82 year olds...when my dear grandma was alive she loved to receive handbags/purses in her favourite style (the bag loving gene runs strong in the females of my family, LOL). She also loved knitted or winter coats since she wasn't so good with cold weather (understandably since she lived most of her life in Singapore).

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  75. I'd never heard of plexi glass - I'm off to read all about it - the results look really interesting!

    Gill

    My Ma in law is 82 and for her birthday we bought her a variety of bird feeders and bird food so she could watch them from her chair

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  76. I Love to try this out!

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  77. I would love to try out this method, thanks for the chance

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  78. My mother is going to be 80-something (can't quite remember, oops!) in a couple of months. She likes green things and tunics, so I thought I might make her one of Make It Perfect's Shearwater kaftans, in a nice green print. I have some Anna Maria Horner in green so maybe it'll be that!

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  79. Hi! Thanks for a great giveaway! I would love to try this.
    As for the gifts, I say make-up or perfume. Little old ladies like to be pretty, too, and they don't tend to be thought of that way.

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  80. Oh, now that'd be fun! I'd love to try some fabric dying!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

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  81. thanks for a chance, i love your work, and would enjoy giving this fabric dying art a try! birthday gifts for 82 year old? easy. your time. sit with her, talk with her, ask her about your childhood, make lunch together, take a walk...i sooooo miss my grandmother and i know that these things we did together meant more than any 'gift' i could every give her! oh, i guess if you are not in same location, a long phone call? mid morning...before nap!! thanks for a chance.

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  82. I've been ogling shapes like that on fabric-dying blogs for a while now...

    How about a symbolic adoption at world wildlife fund? The recipient feels like they did something good and the money goes to protect habitat (as opposed to saving a single species) through WWF. Check the wwf site in your country.

    http://cuttingedgequilt.blogspot.com/

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  83. What a unique giveaway :) I guess the gift for the 82 year old would be something that suits her interests...does she like any arts and crafts???

    laurapearce22@yahoo(dot)com

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  84. Neat! I'd love to try this.

    Gift? Handmade lavendar sachets.

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  85. A photo book of their life. I'm working on that for both of my grandmothers for this Christmas. Not really a fast present though.

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  86. Dude! How cool! I'd love these as I'm just starting to experiment with creating my own prints and dyed fabrics! :-)

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  87. Ooo this is so great! Thanks for the giveaway! As for the birthday present, I made my 82-year-old grandmother a patchwork blanket for Christmas, she loved it! My mom said she was tearing up when she got it (I wasn't there, my mom had given it to her).

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  88. I made a rice hot pack for hubbies 85 year old grandma....she was always cold.......

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  89. I'd love to try these. I recently got my 80 yr old Grandma a childs teaset, now she plays tea nearly every day with her great-grandkids.

    silkaphyllis at gmail.com

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  90. Thats awesome!! I'm bookmarking the link so I can come back and learn how to do this!!


    jenni_7js[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  91. These would be great for my jewelry projects!cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  92. Looks like fun, I am tinkering with dying. And my Grandmother loves hugs and kisses, the best gift ever.

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  93. Great giveaway - thanks!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  94. Rossie, I am in love with your blog. Seriously. An 82-year-old woman might need a massage? Hard to buy for Grandmas.

    jessierey at msn dot com

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  95. Ooh, that would really get my dying!

    Time is the best gift. Time with you. That, or edible treats, preferably homemade.

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  96. I would love to have a play with these! Thanks for the chance to win them :-) as for the present - a mystery trip out somewhere - either to the type of place you know she would like (a park, place to eat etc) or something completly new - a 3D film or football game!

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  97. I've heard of this process a bit, but never played with it. Looks like a lot of fun. My grandma is about that age and she loves the rice heat therapy pad I made for her at Christmas - she's always cold so she says she heats in up in the microwave everything and sleeps with it. I made her another one a couple of months ago with a removable washable cover in a different shape/size.

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  98. nice giveaway

    bday present ideas - for people that have everything, take them out - shopping / dinner

    buy them something unusual (i once bought my mother hand knit fingerless gloves)

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  99. woah, cool! thanks for the chance to win :)

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  100. oh that's super cool - I can see tons of uses for them! hmm - a gift for an 82 year old woman? depends on who it is... voucher for her favorite store with lunch and shopping help included :)

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  101. What a neat idea. I dye yarn but have not tried to dye fabric yet.

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  102. ooh, that looks like so much fun! What a great prize!

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  103. awesome giveaway! thanks

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  104. Oh, you're that rossie! Love it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  105. hello, thanks for the generous giveaway! i'm a follower via google reader :D

    come visit my giveaway too at my blog.

    xo
    grace
    http://whimsyloft.com
    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

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  106. oh I would love to try these!

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  107. I've been 'dying' to try this technique ;)
    Birthday gift. I'm going to go obvious here...a lap quilt. She'd totally appreciate the work put into it.

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  108. Hmmm...that is very interesting. This would be a new craft for me. On the birthday gift...I made my grandmother a quilt with handprints of everyone in the family along with circles for each of those who had already passed.

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  109. This is a very interesting and unique giveaway. And now you've got me intrigued and I'd love to try this out for myself!
    As far as gift suggestions, how about a good chat, a cup of tea, and a game of cards. I can think of nothing better!

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  110. Obviously something handmade! :) Have you considered maybe a book on tape or cd for them? I guess it just depends on if their sight is bad or not, but sometimes it's something that people overlook. There are a lot of old radio shows and stuff on cd/tape too which might be sweet and nostalgic for the person. :)
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!:)
    emedoodle@yahoo.com

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  111. Cool giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
    As for b-day presents, how about a photo book (creating the digital ones is so much fun!) or a memory/album quilt. You can do cool things with photo transfers onto fabric.
    susanne(dot)ruder(at)gmail.com

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  112. Oh wow! I had no idea that you could use something to make shapes while bleaching fabric. I just assumed that it would bleed through the whole fabric since it's wet and fabric absorbs. Now I'm dying to try this.

    I bet a woman who has lived that long really doesn't want or need anything material and would really adore having a young grandchild or lots of other family spending quality time with them.

    galaxie_bleu{at}yahoo[dot]com

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  113. Okay, here is my birthday suggestion. Last year I had family members write a one page note to our Aunt who turned 94. I tried to give everyone a piece of stationary and gave them a deadline to have the note back to me. I put them all in a scrapbook that I found at JoAnn's, decorated the pages with stickers and with pictures that I already had from other family functions. She loved it. And for an older person, it is something they can look at over and over and read the notes. It did not take a lot of time or money, but it seems like a very memorable gift. Someone said they did not know what to write. I told them all they had to write was I Love You. But everyone wrote more then that. Hope this is a helpful suggestion.

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  114. Wow Wow Wow- how very cool!!!

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  115. Fun giveaway! count me in. How about a good magazine subscription for the birthday present?

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  116. Well I'll suggest a bath chair, not all the people think about that, also a nice dress with jewellery and special shoes to match, a lipstick or lip gloss, and body cremes, dry skin cremes would be awesome, if she doesn't have the dry skin, it helps to decrease it it happens. When's the date of the birthday of the sweet lady?, because my bday's around the corner, do I look excited?, lol. Love your giveaway

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  117. Wow, now that is COOL!
    I just brought my 98-yr old grandmother a potted orchid in a pot handmade by my daughter for Mother's Day. I try not to give her "stuff" because she's been clearing house "getting ready" (she's so practical!) for YEARS!
    However, upon receiving her plant last week, she says: "Susie, you're always giving me things I need to take card of!" (guilty as charged - it's usually flowers or plants or fruit or ?)
    Duh. Never thought of it like that. I think the gifts she enjoyed the most were 1. I took off work and spent the day chatting with her and my mom and planting her flower garden (hands down my favorite just-because "gift" - more a gift to me than her perhaps?) and 2. she LOVED a gift certificate to the grocery store I got her once (see, she IS practical!)
    thanks for the giveaway and great crafty idea!
    xo

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  118. oh oh oh ... I would so love these & would use them heaps! You should give her something purple!
    Cheers

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  119. I'm sure getting some shapes would give me the incentive to start learning how to dye fabric, I know so many yarn dyers.

    My MIL had her 80th birthday a few months ago. I made her a quilt (she's a fantastic sewer but doesn't quilt), she LOVED it and proudly phoned me up tonight to tell me that it was finally cold enough to start using it. We are in the Southern Hemisphere. I figure you can never have too many quilts, it will get used, and eventually passed back to either me or one of my kids (here's hoping that's a long time away).

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  120. Oh wow I would so love to win these for my dye projects, I saw a show about this once on a quilt program.
    my mom turned 82, she is a quilter so I always buy her a gift certif. to her favorite quilt shop

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  121. My grandma loved it when I bought her a set of fancy stationary.

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  122. very nice idea!!!!
    A friend of mine is 84 and loves illustrated bokks with bold pictures from the world!!
    Hello from Italy!
    tiziana@francescato.it

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  123. What a great idea! I've never heard of using shapes like this before.
    When my mom got up in age, she loved to receive framed photos of her children and grandchildren. She also requested that the photos she accumulated during her lifetime be placed in an album. She died before that could happen. Another thing she also enjoyed receiving cassette tapes of her favorite songs. I guess CDs are more appropriate these days.

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  124. Dying fabric sounds like so much fun if I could ever get around to it!

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  125. 82 year olds can skydive no? :)

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  126. It is humorous that your post says "I like chimes" ... because so does my 79 year old mother and that is what I hung in her pergola ... and today I bought her a yellow knockout rose to plant in "Mama's Garden". Thank you for these giveaway prizes. I've enjoyed your posts on dying fabric and the fresh modern quilts discussions. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  127. I've had success with cut flowers. I like to wrap the vase in a piece of scrapbook paper or fabric (secured with double-stick tape). And a ribbon if I'm feeling fancy :)

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  128. I've never seen this before! Looks so cool and would love to try it out.

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  129. thanks for the giveaway. Looks neat

    atchisonsteph@gmail.com

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  130. I'm sure I'm not the first to say this, but I've never seen that before. Could be very interesting! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  131. Hm, interesting. As for gifts, I'd say something practical but fun, like really fancy dishsoap. My grandma also likes pretty paper napkins that she can bring out for entertaining but doesn't have to wash!

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  132. Oh, these are SO cool! I've looked at them before and just haven't quite been brave enough to take the fabric modification to that next level yet.

    As for a gift... Hmm... My grandmother just turn 90 and has a thing for elephants, so I made her a little pair of felt elephants to sit on her bookshelves. Not sure if something like that might be translatable for you needs, though. :)

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  133. I think my giveaway prize should be a perfect birthday present for her....

    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

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  134. these would be fun to play with!

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  135. These are very cool!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  136. Ohhhhh but I do know what they are for only now I use light wood cutouts--these would be great ... so ... professional! Thanks for the chance. Sorry, no ideas on the gift.

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  137. That's pretty awesome!

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  138. I've been wanting to try this for awhile!

    Jennifer :)

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  139. Oh! What a neat item! I've been meaning to test out overdying and discharging for quite some time, but haven't gotten around to it. This could be just the thing!

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  140. OH wow, that is a super tough question. YOu would think that my the time you hit age 82 you pretty much have everything you would ever want. Maybe just your company would be a good gift?

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  141. Hi!
    My grandmother is turning 91 in June so I did her a shawl, hope she like it and use it!
    Great giveaway! Tanks

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  142. ding dong I'm chiming in.
    Just the thing I need for my need passion. Thank you for offering them up.

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  143. looks interesting (and fun)! :) for an 82-yr-old lady - maybe a night out? or bring entertainment to her? (talent show, movie night/afternoon, that sort of thing) :)

    bess

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  144. I've been wanting to try using those! It looks like it would be so much fun. So many possibilities.

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  145. That would be fun to try.
    Veterans Day

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  146. Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance. I have faved your etsy shop too!

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  147. Wow, that looks like fun! Thanks for the chance!

    Hmm...gifts for an 82 year old lady. Maybe an assortment of tea?

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  148. Very neat, something new for me to try.

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  149. Oh I have seen those on Etsy and have read about using them. Hope I win.
    Have you thought about a mini quilt for the lap or maybe a personalised placemat and coaster???

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  150. A photobook with pics of all her kids/grandkids in it along with a little note or picture from each? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  151. how about giving her a manicure!
    she'd love it I bet!
    great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!
    crossing my fingers!

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  152. cookies are always a great gift!
    bcgood83@yahoo.com

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  153. a tissue case or cosmetic purse?

    Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine:

    http://www.sew-funky.com/2010/05/sewmamasew-may-giveaway/

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  154. This is very interesting. I would love to try your technique. As for gift for an 82 year old women, I would say photographs of her family. Thanks for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

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  155. I'd get her a new purse. I lady can always use a good bag!

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  156. Great giveaway!

    I always give books to my grandmother...

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  157. WOW this is a great giveaway.. I think learning this process would be fun and interesting... no idea what I would do with it yet but I know it would fir in well with my other crafts

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  158. I would love to win these. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  159. We got my mother (89 yrs) a Ott light to use when she is working her puzzles. She only needs glasses when she reads, she is still driving and she is a good driver, great health. She loves it.

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  160. This is a great giveaway. I hope I win.

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  161. Great giveaway. Present ideas: handcream, photos, body powder, brooches, a scarf?

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  162. Love your dyed fabric. Would also love to try this process myself.

    As for the gift....well it depends. Get it? Depends. Oh my it's late.

    saradfarris(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  163. my mom is 87 - for her birthday i made her a bag/sack that she can carry her tissues, a pen and paper in and of course her candy bar! (crazy wonderful mom)

    would love to win your giveaway...
    thank you.

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  164. This looks like a lot of fun! I love the quilt ideas!!!!

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  165. What a cool giveaway! Would love to experiment with these shapes. Thanks for the chance to win!

    As for gift ideas...my grandmother had a green thumb so I would give her plants instead of fresh cut flowers...good luck with the gift ;-)

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  166. Fun! I am going to go read about how to use these, thanks so much for a chance to win! :)

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  167. Ooh, I've been wanting to try something like that ever since stumbling on Malka's website some time ago. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    and sorry, no real birthday gift ideas. I just luckily give my 75-year-old mother-in-law crafts from my girls and that seems satisfactory.

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  168. Does she like chimes, also? I don't think you can have too many and they don't need dusting! 8^)

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  169. These look really fun! I can think of some uses in my scrapbooking as well as sewing!

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  170. I just won a book FROM Sew Mama Sew on patterning fabric!!! This would make a complete set!!!

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  171. I've been wanting to try this technique - thanks for the chance to win these! There's two things that always seem to be a hit with my older female relations/friends: running errands for them or special food/drink gift baskets.

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  172. Intriguing! My mom was super pleased when I got her a house cleaning service for her birthday. Thanks for the giveaway! realbeal-at-gmail-dot-com

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  173. I haven't seen these before. Way interesting. I would love to mess around with these.

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  174. Great giveaway! fascinating method of dyeing fabric!!

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  175. heres what i did for my moms 93rd b day. i made a wall hanging with fabric art and added a picture of her when she was younger. i made it about 8" by 10" she loved it!!

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