Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sew, Mama, Sew Contest!!

I love this blog! The ideas and projects are so inspiring not to mention the awesome fabric selection and deals they have on a regular basis and their free tutorials. If its not on your favorites list, bookmark it now! They also do amazing giveaways and really make a huge effort to involve their readers in their blogging. I'm super excited because for the first time I get to participate in one of their giveaways! They gave all of their followers a chance to enter their name in the "May Giveaway Day" sweepstakes. Basically, you win...big time. TONS of people are giving away their handmade items.....TOTALLY FREE! And, I'm one of them!
I'll be giving one lucky reader a custom camera strap! You can choose from either a chest strap for a bigger camera (DSLR or bigger digital cameras) OR a wrist strap for your smaller digital camera. Check out the samples below to get some ideas. Your choice of color and style.


Here's how you win.....
COMMENT! That's it! Just comment on THIS post. You can comment once a day as long as the contest is open-any more and you will be disqualified-keep it fair and fun for everyone! Comment about anything you wish-Which strap you would like if you won, what colors you like best, things that you would like to see for sale, what you had for dinner....it doesn't matter. I just want to hear from you! I will randomly choose the winner from the comments. I'm more than happy to ship internationally so just comment away! The comments will be open until May 20th and I will ship your item to you by May 24th. Please make sure to leave your email address if you aren't linked to a page-I want to be able to contact if you win!!!!
If you are interested in seeing the other awesome items that are up for grabs check it out here:
GOOD LUCK and comment away!

476 comments:

  1. Wow...I'm first. I love your straps, thanks for the great giveaway.

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  2. Having a stylish camera is a must have really! I love green and taking pictures. I also knit, sew and do Scottish Country Dancing.

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  3. Hi - cool camera straps I am coveting a big one for my lovely but very boring camera. You are a clever thing. I'm going to have an inspiring time browsing around your blog for sure!

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  4. I would like to try my luck. I have a small digital camera so a wrist wrap would be fine and all of your straps looks really pretty.

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  5. My camera could use one of these...Not sure if my hubby would be happy with it but who cares!

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  6. Unfortunately, I don't have a DSLR, but I do have a small digital which could use a gorgeous wrist strap! I am happy with any floral designs in blue, red or purple, too bad about hubby, he he.

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  7. Love the camera straps. I made a wicked buffalo chicken pasta salad for dinner YUM :)

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  8. love love love your camera straps, especially to aqua colours! Thanks so much for this generous giveaway!

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  9. lovely, thanks for the chance.

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  10. Those are pretty. I'd love to gift one to a friend who helps me out regularly.

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  11. yay! i've wanted a dslr strap forever...these are lovely!

    Feel free to head over to my giveaways too
    www.tonicoward.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my! This is a super giveaway, especially since my dSLR came to me second hand and needing a strap and here you are, giving away such gorgeous camera straps! :)

    kitty.vane(at)gmail.com

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  13. Cool! I would very much love one of these straps for my Canon DSLR!
    I like that you're allowing a comment per day - very generous of you!

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  14. oh, I would LOVE one of those! I think all of the ones you made are so pretty! :)
    And feel free to visit my giveaway too! http://seemommysew.wordpress.com

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  15. they are adorable (and practical too!) i would looove one for my camera! feel free to check out our blog and giveaway :)
    http://commonthreadskingston.blogspot.com/

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  16. Your camera straps are beautiful! I'd love to win one.

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  17. Love your straps and your fabric choices!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  18. Love your camera straps! They are much funkier than the ones that come with the cameras :)

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  19. They are so pretty!

    My email is heidi[dot]cipriano[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

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  20. Love the straps. They are so much cuter than the awful black one that came with the camera!

    Thanks!

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  21. So pretty! I just got a new point-and-shoot camera (I'm not a very advanced photographer AT ALL), and it would look so much less sad if it had a more cheerful wrist strap! :)

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  22. your straps are so lovely...would love to win one for a friend's birthday:) thanks!

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  23. These are so pretty and individual. What a great idea to make your camera stand out from the tourist crowd!

    Thank you for making this giveaway available.

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  24. Oooh they all look so pretty!!!

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  25. Your camera straps are beautiful! Hope you have a Happy Monday!

    amanda_bryant@snet.net

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  26. Love the straps! I think I like the 3rd and 4th in the lineup the best!

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  27. I love the straps and think you are great for sharing.

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  28. I so NEED one of these! Pick me!

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  29. Beautiful!!! I love the bright colors and contrast against the dark! Well done!

    rebecca_hinsey(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. So, here's my random comment. I don't sew and don't even own a machine. But, I LOVE fabric. I have a weird habit of buying it for no reason. So, when I recognized the Love fabric in your straps, I just knew I had to enter. Thanks!

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  31. i love the camera straps, they are all in great colours!

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  32. Wow what a great giveaway! Very cool straps! I love the pink one. Thanks for participating in SMS giveaway day. And thanks for entering me!

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  33. These are soooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win them!

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  34. Oh, oh, oh! I've always wanted one of these but haven't taken the time to make it. Yours are positively lovely! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  35. I have been wanting a camera strap for a while now...thanks for the chance!

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  36. I love a bit of bright spring color!
    I think I'm going to win!
    pjjllive@gmail.com

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  37. Camera straps rock!

    *The baby burp cloths on your Etsy site are adorable!

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  38. thank you for the chance to win.

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  39. Oh what cute straps! And a great idea. Thanks for your inspiration. You have some neat ideas.

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  40. What a fun prize! Thank you!

    sewsassyks@gmail.com

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  41. Clever. I like the one on the far right, with the reds and blues.

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  42. Would the bigger strap work or a small video camera??
    Other wise...wrist size.
    SURPISE me with colors!
    shawnnahouseholder at gmail

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  43. man there are so many clever ppl out in blogland and you are one of them!

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  44. I would love to win a wrist strap! Gorgeous work and love your blog!

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  45. your creations are very cool!! would love to win one!

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  46. I would love to get rid of my ugly black camera strap and upgrade to your wonderful strap.

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  47. oh, I would love one of those chest straps! sarah@frogcreekcottage.com

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  48. oh my gosh, i love the idea of the wrist strap. your designs are so pretty!! (danaandthread@gmail.com)

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  49. wow, beautiful straps! I love the blue/red combo for the dslr camera. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  50. Oh my goodness! Those are adorable! I've been pining away for a camera strap for awhile now! That would be excellent to win!!

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  51. Patchwork you say? If I was better at aligning my seams, I'd make everything patchwork...you're a gal after my own heart! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. very cute! I've never had anything but plain black for my strap - this is adorable!

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  53. Those are pretty. Please enter me.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  54. I would LOVE one of the wrist straps for my digital camera, any colour, they are all gorgeous!!

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  55. I was just thinking that I need a pretty strap for my DSLR the other day! Would love to have one of yours!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Very nice! Love them!

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  57. I have seen your straps before and they are too cute.

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  58. I'd love to win a pretty camera strap!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Your craftsmanship is very beautiful!! This would come in so handy, since I just bought a new camera :) I hope you have some yellow fabric laying around... ;)

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  60. I love the colors of the far right camera strap. Thanks!

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  61. i love the long straps, made with some AB "Love".

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  62. A long strap would be so nice :)

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  63. Love your camera straps. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  64. These are super! The chest strap is my choice and all the colors are fantastic but I especially like the middle two in the photo. Email is jlrowan@charter.net. Thanks and have a great day!

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  65. Those are really pretty. I'd love to win one.

    ninjaeema (at) aol (dot) com

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  66. I could use a wrist strap - I just bought a new camera!

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  67. Oh, how fun! Would love a new neck strap!

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  68. What darling straps....I would need the wrist type. Thank you for offering us your goodies.

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  69. Such scrappy sweet & chic - love 'em!
    westcoastwilsons AT gmail DOT com

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  70. I would give the camera strip to my sister in law that always take our family pic

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  71. Oh that is too cute! Would love a wrist one in pinks and greys. Feel free to check out my giveaway also.

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  72. A pretty strap for my DSLR is on my list of things to sew. The list that I will probably never ever get through. I hope I win!

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  73. If I win this it would be wonderful motivation to purchase that new digital slr finally! I love greens, greys and yellows. Oh... and I had grilled chicken and salad for dinner :)

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  74. Your camera straps are beautiful!

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  75. Very nice! My little point and shot would look so cute with a wrist strap!

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  76. Great giveaway - thank you for the opportunity, and good luck to everyone :)

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  77. Pretty and functional! I would love a wrist strap for my little camera.

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  78. I like the wrist strap. Cute colors. I like how you can make them with little scraps--good way to use up those extra pieces that usually get thrown out.
    sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

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  79. I've been wanting one of these forever!!! My fingers are crossed really hard, they're turning white! I love the 3rd one, but they're all cute! I love blues and greens. Thank you for the opportunity! camelliedesigns@gmail.com
    http://camellie.typepad.com

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  80. YOur straps are so pretty! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  81. These are so adorable! I also love your blog background! I would say I'd want a wrist strap, but since our 2 year old just broke our coolpix, I may be in the market for a better camera.

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  82. Lovely! If I don't win I will be stealing your idea and whipping up a strap for my wrist--why didn't I think of that? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  83. Oooh, I really like the big straps! I have a really boring black strap on mine, and I've never really thought of getting something cuter. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  84. I would love to win one of your beautiful camera straps. I've wanted one since I first saw them. I have a DSLR so I would prefer the chest strap. Thank you so much.

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  85. Love the blue and red colorway!

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  86. Ahh my camera is always with me, never know when you might see something cool... Of course I always have to take pictures of my grandkids.
    I would pick the wrist strap, wish I could hang my digital around my neck I would prefer that.
    Ahh Color any would be find my favorite color is purple...
    Thanks for the chance..
    Lisa

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  87. Wrist strap! Great idea!
    Any color! I like a surprise!

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  88. Awesome! I could use one of these for sure! What gorgeous fabric you've chosen for these.

    limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. Thanks for a great giveaway! Crossing my fingers...

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  90. Well, since I AM camera as my best friend claims, a wrist strap would be very welcome. :) I love teal and blue and green and purple, so anything in that color scheme would be perfect.

    Thanks for the chance!

    Greetings from Munich,
    Birgit

    PS: Hop over to my blog for photos -- I told you -- I AM a camera... ;)

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  91. Oh, this would make the perfect gift for a young girl in our neighborhood! These are great!

    mishmashmaggie@gmail.com

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  92. Especially your DSLR straps are gorgeous! I'm in!

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  93. I love those camera straps! I think my favorite is the one with the amy butler wall flower and full moon dots in lime! Thanks for hosting :)

    Heather
    heather.nevits@gmail.com

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  94. Please enter me for a chance to win your generous give-away. I would LOVE to give this to one of my parents as they are both hardcore photographers!
    Smiles, DianeM :)

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  95. My camera strap could use an upgrade. These are wonderful.
    blueberryblues5(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. I love the camera straps - I just have a small camera, so one of the small size straps would be awesome!

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  97. So cute, I love it! I have both kinds of cameras but I think I'd go for a the small.

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  98. a wrist wrap would be lovely - and help with my tendency to drop stuff...

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  99. Very cute! I would love a wrist strap! I love all colors!

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  100. I just forgot my e-mail-oopps
    kariandbrent@shaw.ca

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  101. I love all the straps but if I won I would have to go with the one on the far right since my husband usually carries the camera. ;)

    Thetottery AT gmail DOT com

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  102. OH, these are beautiful. I would love to win one for my digital camera in red/turquoise or combination. BEAUTIFUL work!

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  103. These are sooooo pretty! Number three from the left is perfect - ao many goooorgeous fabrics in one!
    I'd love to win one.... thank you for giving away!

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  104. I have totally been wanting a camera strap and I love the patchwork style of yours!

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  105. What a great crafty idea! I've wanted a way to customize my camera without spoiling its resale value. Brilliant!

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  106. Great giveaway, I need one of these. I have this awesome new turquoise camera that needs a friend!

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  107. They are all so pretty I'm not sure I could choose one. I really would love to put one of these on my camera.

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  108. These are beautiful! I love the bright, fun colors. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    carrieljv(at)gmail.com

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  109. NEATO! I would love to doll-up my D80 with a splash of pizzazz!

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  110. Love your camera straps! I'd need the larger version and love all colours, but blue/green combos best! Thanks for the chance.

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  111. Adore your camera straps! Any one with pinks and yellows are my favorite.

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  112. These are so pretty! I love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  113. I totally need a new camera strap! If I am lucky enough to win it you can contact me through www.radpots.com

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  114. They are beautiful! I would love to win one of the DSLR straps, especially one of the two in the middle :-)

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  115. What a nice idea for all those boring cameras, most black or silver ... :-(
    A wrist or a chest wrap ... I have to argue that with my friend, he has a DSLR and I have a small one ... I will let you know in case of winning ... ;-)
    Have a nice day, Fredda

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  116. I haven't seen the straps for smaller camera before, love it! Thank you for the chance to win :)

    stephd(at)sewfierce(dot)com

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  117. i've always wanted to win a camera strap but i've never had any luck before. these are super cute!

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  118. Those straps are so cute! I love them. I think my favorite is the pink and greenish one. woohoo!

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  119. LOVE the camera straps. I'd need a bigger chest strap, and a pink/grey combo would be great, or green/gray. Or pink. Okay, don't give me choices, I can never make up my mind. :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. I would LOVE to win this for my cousin!

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  121. love these straps!! just what my new camera needs! vickienae(at)gmail(dot)com

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  122. I love a bit of bright spring color!
    Thanks for the chance to win :o)
    alex.

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  123. These are absolutely fabulous!

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  124. Oh wow! Now wouldn't I look just so professional with one of your camera straps. Much, much better than the current black neoprene one - Hey maybe we could trade! Your straps look great!

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  125. They are lovely. I'd have to go get a bigger camera...but worth it...love the camera straps :)

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  126. oh i need this so bad! they are beautiful!!
    billington5@yahoo.com

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  127. OH I've heard about your camera straps. I think they are lovely!

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  128. I love the two middle straps for my Nikon D40. Thanks for giving away. :)

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  129. I've been wanting a beautiful strap for my dslr. These are gorgeous!

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  130. ahh these are so cute! great giveaway!

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  131. I would love to win this! I need a strap for my camera because I have almost dropped it so many times.

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  132. Now that strap would look awesome on my DSL camera!

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  133. ooh I'd love one of those wrist straps for my point and shoot! fantastic camera straps!

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  134. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    escuishi(at)hotmail(dot)com
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

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  135. I lurve colorful camera straps! I have a nikon d80....and a cute wittle baby to take pictures of! But colorful camera strap....I do not have!

    I just prepped some Turkey meatloaves. Yay.

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  136. These are fantastic! Love the one on the left in the bottom photo :)

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  137. These are adorable! I'd love a colorful patchwork strap for my Canon dSLR. Thanks for the giveaway!

    spcase (at) gmail (dot) com

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  138. What lovely straps! I'd love to have a wrist strap.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  139. Thanks for the giveaway - I love the camera straps!
    Colima

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  140. Great giveaway! I'd love to have a little strap for my small camera!

    sallybway at suddenlink dot net

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  141. ooh! pretty straps! i tried making a strap cover (twice) for my dslr last week but, despite all my measuring, kept ending up with a too-narrow sleeve. i'd feel so lucky if i won one and could pretty up my camera without every having to try to sew one again. :)

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  142. I would love any of those cute camera straps for my brand-new sony dslr!! Is it impolite to wish yourself good luck? oh well... good luck to me!!

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  143. Beautiful straps, I love one with red colors in it. In teh beginning of june I go with my gardenclub to UK to visit gardens so I could really use this.

    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

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  144. juiii commenting about everythin is nice.. so i wanne tell you that i watch 90210 and that i should make right now my homeworks but i dont want to xD so i send you some greetz form germany!

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  145. I love this! I'd never thought of making a custom wrist strap for my regular ol' point and shoot! Thanks for posting. My email is in my profile.

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  146. You're camera straps are lovely! One would look really good on the dSLR my husband just got me.

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  147. ooh, love the camera straps, and I'm needing one...my plain jane black Canon strap is so boring!!!
    THanks!
    kelli
    kellbell_6@hotmail.com

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  148. The camera straps are lovely! Especially liking the red and lite blue one.

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  149. I've wanted one of these for a while, but never leave room in the budget for one. I take so many pics and it would be nice to take them in style.

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  150. I would love to have one for my little digital camera, all it has is one of those teeny string straps! what a great giveaway! :)

    beachcovejewelry @ gmail . com

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  151. Oh, how fun! The camera straps are lovely and so are you for giving one away! Thank you!

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  152. Wow, those are awesome! I'd love to have one on my camera, but I'd have to let you pick it out. It would be too tough for me to choose!

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  153. Great giveaway. I would love to have one in polka dots!
    Kristin.Heaney@gmail.com

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  154. I really love these. I like the one on the far right the best that has more blues in it.

    Cathy cuteredhen@yahoo(dot)com

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  155. Cute straps! I love the one on the left!

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  156. I would love to win one of these beautiful camera straps for my friend that is a photographer. Thanks for the chance.

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  157. I love your camera straps! It would look lovely on my DSLR. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  158. I love these!I have been meaning to make some, but haven't gotten around to it! I love them all!

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  159. These are fantastic. What a super fun giveaway! Thanks!!!

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  160. Your straps are wonderful! My husband just bought me a new camera, which has so many buttons and settings I think I'm a bit afraid of it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  161. Those camera straps are very pretty, I love the 3rd one over the best (don't know the line of fabric) Would love to be entered into your giveaway!

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  162. Love that strap in the first photo!

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  163. What cool strap.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  164. i love all of these!!! the color combos are amazing. thanks for sharing your amazing work! i love the ones in blues and greens
    lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

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  165. The straps are so lovely and I just inherited my husbands little digital camera. Perfect timing! I really like them all, but I think you just can't go wrong with pinks, blues, greens, and yellows!
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(com)

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  166. This is totally off topic, but I love the side banners of your blog. They're so cheerful!

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  167. I seriously need one of these..I am always camera in hand...Love the 1st and 4th ones of the long style.

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  168. how have I lived so long without one? Love the one on the far left.

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  169. I love them all! Awesome idea! I have a little camera. Hope to some day have a DSLR...that's my dream.

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  170. please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com

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  171. Oooh! My Nikon D80 would look so snazzy with a new strap! xo

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  172. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!! ashlee.stricklin@gmail.com

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  173. Your straps are great! I would love to win one for my small digital camera! Thank you!

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  174. What a great idea! I hate how boring the strap is on my little digital camera.

    Lindsay.forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  175. The straps are great.
    good idea.

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  176. What great fabrics! I'd love the little strap for my little digital camera. :)

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  177. these are great! Love the fabrics!

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  178. My camera would be far improved by your camera strap!

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  179. What great choices - love your straps!

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  180. Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been meaning to make or buy a pretty camera strap for my DSLR camera.

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  181. A wrist strap is just what I need! I am always worried that it will fall off my wrist with the little dinky strap it came with.
    Thanks for a chance to have a pretty one!

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  182. I love these, they are all sooo pretty!

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  183. I'd love a wrist strap. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  184. Wow, a SLR strap is just what I need to make my camera look fun!

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  185. How fab. Wrist strap; I am not yet a proud owner of a chic camera.

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  186. Love the straps! I could use one for sure!!

    llee436@hotmail.com

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