Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day!


It's Giveaway Day (well, Week, really) over at Sew, Mama, Sew! and I'm offering up something fabulous.



I have been following along, mostly, with the Zakka Style Sew-Along, and I jumped ahead, thanks to Sara at Sew Sweetness, to the Zip Organizer.  Then I decided to downsize it into a wallet.  I loved the result so much that I have made several wallets this week.  They all have a charcoal linen base with fun designer cotton prints as pockets and accents.  The binding is hand-sewn.  You'll have to wait to see the original organizer that I made until its time comes in the sew-along!  For a sneak peek, check out my Facebook page.

This lovely prize features some Joel Dewberry prints.  It zips closed and has a zip pocket on the back for change.  The inside has 3 card slots on one side and three slightly larger slip pockets on the other.





To enter, leave a comment below letting me how you shop on Etsy...do you search for something specific, browse new listings, check in with your favorite shops?  Open to anyone, anywhere.  I will randomly select a winner on May 27.  For an extra entry, like my Facebook page and comment that you did.  PLEASE MAKE SURE I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN.  Make sure your email address is visible in your profile, or include it in your comment.

167 comments:

  1. I do a search or look at fave shops. This is a gorgeous organizer, too bad I'm unlucky number 1!

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  2. This is beautiful. I usually browse specific items, but I do sometimes randomly explore.
    nydia@add-crafter.com

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  3. What an adorable wallet! I've been seeing the Zakka posts all over blog land, but this is one of my favorite projects. ;)

    Most of the time when I'm shopping on etsy I'm looking for fabric, and I have a handful of shops that I prefer so I tend to go to those first. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I am loving the Zakka Style book. If only I had time to keep up with the sew a long projects!

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  4. Hmm....I think I usually shop for something specific, then check in with my favorites shops for any good deals!

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  5. I look up my favorite shops and now I'll add you. Your wallet is really cute.

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    1. Thanks! I will be adding a couple wallets to my shop soon.

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  6. This is just beautiful. I love the fabric you chose!

    As far as Etsy goes,I typically search for specific items. Occasionally I do just look for items make from specific materials which helps me find interesting things!

    Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway! I am also doing giveaways on my craft blog http://so-simply-stephanie.blogspot.com/ if you want to check them out :)

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  7. i usually start by browsing my favorite shops. and i'll also search if i'm looking for something really specific. great wallet!!

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  8. and i follow you on fb! (ooh, and i shared your giveaway on the giveaway blog too)

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  9. I usually check my favorite shops. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I usually look for something specific.

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  11. I love this! I usually just type in what I am searching for but sometimes if I'm not sure what exactly I want then I will look at treasuries

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  12. I honestly don't really shop on etsy, because I could make most everything on there myself. I do search for supplies every once in awhile. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I use Etsy mostly for supplies as well. Is nice to be able to support other Etsy shops while selling stuff in my own.

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  13. This is such a cute wallet!! I type in what I am looking for, but sometimes I then end up looking at other things anyhow. :)

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  14. Hey Christy you know I love all your stuff. I have already liked you on facebook. The way I shop on etsy is usually by using the search engine for specific things I am looking for. Sometimes I check out favorite shops as well.

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  15. I do a little of each, really, just depending. Often I search for specifics, if I'm gift shopping. But I'll also browse fabric shops just by the category. And I like to watch the page where the latest items sold flow by, just to get ideas of what is out there, and what people are buying.

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  16. I search for specific things on Etsy. I don't do much browsing. I love the wallet, thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. I don't shop much on etsy, but I like to look at shops for specific items. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Great wallet! I love that it zips and keeps everything secure. Beautiful and functional.

    I usually search a broad category or theme on Etsy (like hoodies, wrap skirts, or weather). kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  19. I usually search for something specific, but I do like to browse the art category occasionally. Usually at the minute though, spare cash is tight so I tend to know exactly what I want to buy rather than having a little splurge on a few things, it's a case of choosing from the search results.

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  20. I usually search for something specific.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  21. Liked you on FB! :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  22. I usually do a search unless I'm looking for something that I've bought before. Then I'll go back to the shop I purchased it from. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. I do ALL of those things on Etsy...I'm kinda random like that. I also find stuff through other blogs. jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  24. I do a little of all but mostly I seem to check out my favorite shops, those shops grow from blog reading, etc.

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway! I really like the fabrics you chose. And I love shopping on Etsy. I usually go looking for a specific item (say, "earrings"), but quickly get distracted by all the wonderful things available and end up shopping by browsing.

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    1. Thanks! I have quite a fabric stash thanks to wandering around Etsy.

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  26. I usually go to Etsy shops from the blogs I follow. So now I can follow you and look in your shop every time I get an update. I want the wallet. Bad. Really.

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  27. I have looked at Etsy tons but only shopped on Etsy for fabric.

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  28. Ive only just started buying from Etsy, for some zips

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    1. What's your favorite zipper shop? I love Zip It. I am slightly addicted to zippers.

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  29. what a great re-think for the wallet! I tend to go to Etsy with keywords, but then I see something cute and off I go LOL... I have been on it for years and still could spend hours looking LOL

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    1. Same here! It's so easy to lose track of a few hours wandering around.

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  30. I search for specific things and also check in with my favorite shops. Thanks for the giveaway!

    summerkillebrew@gmail.com

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  31. I most often check in on my favorite shops, but sometimes hop on to search for something specific too.

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  32. What a lovely wallet! I'd love to win it. Regarding Etsy, I look most ways, either 1) going to shops I buy from repeatedly, 2) searching for a specific item, or 3) looking at curated collections for things that pique my interest.

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  33. What lovely colours. I don't have online banking so I don't shop on Etsy.

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  34. When I go on Etsy I look up specific things e.g. pincushions. Beautiful giveaway. Thank you.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  35. I follow you on facebook too.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  36. I just love this wallet. It seems very practical. Thanks for the giveaway. normasclay(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Love it!
    I usually shop based on what I am looking for and do a specific search then browse. But things on the front page always catch my eye.

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  38. This is such a beautiful wallet! I search my favorite etsy shops, browse generally and search for key things. I feel like I'm on Etsy all the time!

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  39. I shop from Etsy all the time; how I shop from Etsy depends on what type of shopping I'm doing. If I'm looking for something in particular (this is usually true if I'm shopping for supplies: fabric, zippers et al.), then I will do a specific word search. If I'm looking for a gift, I'll first check my favorite shops and also I look at treasuries by searching them or through tags. I find new shops I like that way also. I never browse just new listings, but sometimes, when I need a break, I'll browse a category that I know I like.

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  40. I start by looking for specific items, but once i've found a shop I like, i tend to shop their first. I quite like the suggestions section as well, based on things you might like.

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  41. I start out wwith a specific search but tend to get side tracked when I jump to a shop to look at something then I just have to look at everything in the shop and that in turn makes me change my specific search to something else that I saw in a shop and it keeps going that way, for hours sometimes.

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  42. I usually type in a specific search when I shop! ^_^ Fingers crossed! ^_^

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  43. I ahve never shopped on Esty before but should oneday do so. Sounds fun

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  44. I'm a browser, I'll search for something, and when I find things that fit my search I'll often then go through that person's store checking out their wares. I love poking through Etsy, I've found so many amazing artisans that way!

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  45. Wow - really cute! I love that charcoal gray. And Joel Dewberry is just a genius.

    So far on Etsy I've shopped with different sellers because somebody linked to them...they're a sponsor on a site, etc. Not so much browsing.

    Thanks for the chance! lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  46. Love this little wallet/pouch - adorable! I often click through to a front page listing and then check out the rest of that shop. I have also searched for specific things though.

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  47. I need this wallett. I don't Etsy, Thanks for giveaway chance.

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  48. I usually look for something specific when I shop on Etsy.

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  49. I search on Etsy pretty much every way that can be done! I've looked for specific items, checked out suggested shops, searched by color...it's all good. :)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  50. I shop on Etsy buy searching but also by just wandering around. I favorite the things that I like and then if i have a "need" arise that they fill I get my favorited item.

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  51. Haven't actually bought anything on Etsy yet (maybe if I made some sales?), but I do like doing random searches and seeing what pops up

    majorasue at hotmail dot com

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  52. I am almost always looking for something specific!

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  53. Usually I see things posted elsewhere and that leads me to listings on etsy.

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  54. thanks for the great giveaway! I do vauge serches just to see what turns up - ie 'vintage owl' or 'buttons'

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  55. I check my favorite shops every couple weeks. I do search specific items when I am looking for something. When I have a lot of free time it is fun to just browse...either new listings or do really general searches and see what comes up and add the interesting shops to the favorites list.

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  56. I've never shopped on Etsy before. Not even on ebay. But I have bought things online. Thanks!

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  57. Oh my, this is so cute!!
    I am a major browser on etsy. I often just search random words that strike my fancy (wood, dachshund, teeth, contemplative, etc), and find out what people are making from different materials and ideas

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  58. Such a lovely wallet!
    I usually use Search option, and browsing my favourite shops too - always find something interesting :)

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  59. I usually search for something specific or look at my favorite shops. THanks for the giveaway! Love this wallet.

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  60. I do a search unless I don't have something specific in mind in which case I browse categories.

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  61. I tend to browse within categories. Love the wallet! Thanks for the chance to win!
    grokgrace(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. I search for something specific and browse categories

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  63. I start with something specific, then look at favorite shops and browse categories.

    Adorable wallet!

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  64. I usually search specifics.

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  65. I start out searching for a specific item and end up surfing all over from there, finding things I would never have thought possible. Etsy is just the most wonderful place, isn't it! Your wallet is lovely. The zipper on the back makes it truly functional as a wallet.

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  66. Love your wallet! Great idea to downsize the original :-)
    When shopping on Etsy, I'm usually looking for a specific item (usually a certain fabric) so I just type it into the search bar.
    Thanks for the chance to win x

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  67. I search for what I want using key words.

    Please come join my giveaway too:
    http://whimsyloft.com/2012/05/may-giveaway/

    Hugs,
    Grace
    whimsyloft (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. I usually start with a specific search, then get sidetracked by seeing other things, or people's likes.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  69. That is adorable...I have no idea how you did the zipper, but kudos!

    I usually search for something generally...sometimes I browse...just depends on what I am looking for. Price is something I am always thinking about too...there is a low and very high! =)

    Thanks for a chance to enter.

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  70. What a cute wallet! I love it! I shop Etsy by searching what I'm looking for. Also I like to see what's on the homepage recommendations.

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  71. I usually search by item type.
    Lovely pouch, the sew along looks like fun.

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  72. I like to browse through my friends' favorite shops and items.

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  73. On etsy...i usually browse new listing for ideas and then that leads me off into many unintended searches for beautiful things

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  74. Terrific Zakka - this would be great for me ;)

    Etsy - I usualy look for specific fabrics and when I find a dhop who sells them I 'favourite' them the compare prices, going with the one with best international shipping then per fq price.

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  75. browse new listings & look for giveaways.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  76. beautiful this pouch. love the fabric. when i'm on etsy mostly go by key word. and via pinterest! thank's for the giveaway, have one too give a look : www.cliodana.blogspot.ca

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  77. I usually browse by item on Etsy.

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  78. I sometimes do specific searches, but usually I'm there looking at things I've seen on blogs or heard about from my friends. :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  79. I usually do a specific search for things on etsy. I would love to win your cute little pouch...I need a new wallet. :)

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  80. I do a specific search. Thanks for the giveaway.

    carriemak at aol dot com

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  81. cute wallet. I search for items on Etsy.
    smcintosh12(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. Hello, cut wallet - thanks for the chance to win. I love shopping on Etsy. I find the coolest things I don't even know that I needed! I use specific searches and also follow leads or items of interest. Linda
    rodlindafansler at gmail dot com

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  83. If I'm buying fabric, I start with my favorite few shops. If I'm looking for something else, I do a search. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  84. I usually look for something specific on Etsy but sometimes I do a general search to look for new shops.

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  85. Gorgeous!
    I shop etsy in all the ways you listed! Rarely watching the newly listed items, more often checking for specific items or sellers.

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  86. Cute!! I usually shop for something specific on etsy. Or I love etsy roundups that bloggers do. I get too overwhelmed trying to browse etsy myself, so I like when someone gathers up the good finds for me! :-) annie@gluegunannie.com

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  87. I usually look for something specific but when I'm not I browse through all my favorite shops; especially the vintage ones because they always have something new. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. Sometimes I'm looking for something specific but I mostly just revisit all the shops I have "favorited". Otherwise, I find new sellers through the blogs I frequent.

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  89. i check out my favorite shops, but also search for new favorites! :) and also through blogs and friend recommendations
    nicmowat AT gmail DOT com

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  90. When I shop online I am looking for something specific. I am truly impressed by your ability to make such a small and lovely handmade.

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  91. Hello from Minnesota! I like to network by looking at who my favorite sellers are liking. I tend to shop specifically for vintage stuff but find new goods/art by recommendations.

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  92. I usually search or look at favourite shops, but if I have plenty of time, I like to have a browse :)

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  93. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely little wallet.

    I love Etsy and always buy handmade when possible (My Etsy account is proof of that for sure!) I almost always search specifically for items that I am looking to buy. However, I have also searched by color and found lovely items.

    Sonja

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  94. I usually cruise my favorite shops but occasionally I will do a random search.

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  95. I always start with a search, unless something on the front page catches my eye.

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  96. I start with a search and then further browse within shops as they catch my eye

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  97. I have mostly searched for something specific but I have just gone & "browsed" when I have lots of time. Your wallet is so cute & clever too. Thanks

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  98. i do a specific search or check my favorites and see where i get bounced...
    thanks!

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  99. I usually search for something specific on Etsy, but will regularly check in with my favorite shops. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. I actually do all of these (search for something specific, browse new listings, check in with your favorite shops)! It all depends on the day and if I am just wanting to look around or have something specific in mind.

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  101. i search for specific things on etsy

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  102. I usually search for specific items!

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  103. Adorable little wallet!
    If I am looking for supplies or fabric, I search my usual shops or sometimes search by price for a specific item. All my none supply items have pretty much just called out to me from the home page or from the hearts of the people I heart. I hate when ppl have their hearts private. I find that if I love what you make, I generally love your favs too.

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  104. I usually just see where the "wind blows me" and save for later...or have something specific i am searching for and browse that way... love this wallet!

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  105. I don't spend much time on Etsy, so the few times I've purchased things, I've had specific searches in mind. I love this zippered wallet... i'm envisioning a larger version for my interchangeable knitting needles!

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  106. I love finding great new Etsy shops, I check in with my favourite shops quite regularly but also search for specific fabrics or just browse in general. Thanks for the giveaway, your wallet is awesome!

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  107. Adorable wallet!! I do a combination - I browse the new listings (to get ideas and find new vendors) but I also check in with my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  108. I search for specific key terms or things, then find the best and best price. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. How I shop on Etsy depends on what I am looking for. Sometimes I do a search for a specific item, sometimes I go to my fav shops or sometimes I see something on a treasury list and go to see about it!

    My contact info is: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely prize,
    Maureen

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  110. I "liked" your FB page! Thanks for the additional entry.

    My contact info is: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  111. I search for something specific when I need it.

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  112. I search for something specific or look in my favorite shops.

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  113. I love just searching for something on etsy and then browsing for ages. I once wasted a solid afternoon fantasy shopping for a new bag. Oh boy.

    Thanks for doing the giveaway! It is super lovely of you :)

    dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  114. I also liked you on facebook!

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  115. I tend to search Etsy by item and if I find a shop that has more than one item I like in it, I take that as potential for a shop that I'd like to frequent (which usually means the shop needs to have some variety in what it's offering).

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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  116. That is such a sweet wallet! I have never bought anything from etsy. I do enjoy looking around at all the different items, though.

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  117. Love this so much! I do a specific search

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  118. I search for specific things sometimes, sometimes I just browse my favorite shops.

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  119. If I'm directed to someone's site from a blog or website then I just shop the person's shop. However, if I am looking for a specific item I will type the item description in the search box and look in "all items" for it. I usually get the most hits that way. Thanks!

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  120. I don't browse as its really dangerous. I shop specifically!

    Xo Steph

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  122. I like to just browse and dream, and I look at my favourite shops. Thanks!
    tessawerner(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  123. Ummm I only really go there if a blog I like directs me there to recommend something x

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  124. So lovely!
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

    I usually search for something specific, but I look in my favourite shops, too, to see if there isn't something new and interesting for me :)

    silviatriv [@] g mail dot com

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  125. If there's something I've seen that I don't want to forget about I do a specific search. If I'm in browse mode, I usually search under supplies for fabric sales.

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  126. usually I look for special items, then on fave shops...

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  127. I usually link from something I see on a blog. Otherwise I just kind of browse around

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  128. I usually shop by catagory unless i am looking for something specific.

    thehappycrochetchic@yahoo.com

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  129. I randomly explore when I shop, sometimes I will do a search

    love love love this wallet!

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  130. I search for what I'm looking for. Great idea on the wallet
    Jjjcwebb (at) Hotmail d0t c0m

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  131. Sometimes I search for specific things, other times I just randomly explore. Etsy is so much fun no matter how you shop.

    cgilsbach(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. I usually shop for something specific, but I've also just looked at my favorite shops.

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  133. I usually just browse...that way I find new places and people! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  134. I used to love the POUNCE link on Etsy but since that is gone, I search for specific items and go from there.

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  135. Since I am usually browsing, I like to start by typing in a random idea such as a color and narrow down from there.

    anna [at] 64colorbox [dot] com

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  136. i usually search for specifics, thanks for the chance to win, this is awesome!!

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  137. I'm a browser....looking for ideas, deals, inspiration, anything!

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  138. I am def a browser! mjalfano19 AT gmail DOT com

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  139. I just do a search for whatever is on my mind. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  140. I just punch in random things, prices...I usually look in fabric or supplies.

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  141. I am pretty random on etsy... Cute pouch!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  142. I usually start by looking at the new listings. It's fun watching the stuff pop up. Then I start searches for random things to see what I find. It's like a treasure hunt.
    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the pouch.

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  143. I start off looking for something specific and invariably get sidetracked (oops!)

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  144. I tend to search for key words or follow links from Blogs I am reading.

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  145. I love doing a mix between my favourite stores and my friends' favourites. If I am looking for something very specific I do a search for it. It's a great way to find some more favourite stores :)

    Thank you for a great prize and the chance to win it.

    Marilize
    marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  146. I have not shopped on etsy but my daughter has and she shops for something specific.

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  147. I shop for specific items, so I search for what I want. I do sometimes browse new items, but am on too tight a budget to allow myself to make impulse purchases.

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  148. On etsy I usually look for a general category - I don't have favorite shops.

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