Apr 6, 2011

Let's Talk Etsy~Interview with Simple Serendipities

Hello, readers! I apologize {seems like I'm saying that word a lot} not only for apologizing :), but for not posting this sooner. The owners of this shop agreed to sponsor for the month of March, and so I am posting this very late. To-day I have a very lovely shop to feature...



Simple Serendipities is such a sweet, little Etsy that I know you will enjoy!

I had a great chat with the two owners:

Me: Hello, Abigail and Alison! What a pleasure 'tis to have you here in my garden!  Thanks so much for joining me! Do you think you could please tell us a little bit  about yourselves?

Abigail and Alison: Thank you, Grace! We are two sisters who live with our family in central Texas.  We enjoy music, photography and everything handmade!

Me: What inspired you to start an Etsy shop and how long has it been in full  operation?

Abigail and Alison:We liked the idea of selling handmade things from our home and an Etsy shop  seemed to be the perfect avenue for that desire.

We started our shop in the  fall of 2009.

Me: Your shop's name is so lovely! Can you explain the concept behind the title?


Abigail and Alison: We hope that our shop will be a serendipity to everyone that finds it, even if  that pleasure comes from a simple flower hair clip! 

Me: What is your inspiration for your products?

Abigail and Alison: We are inspired by nature, items we see in stores, fabric... we find inspiration  wherever we go!

Me: What are perhaps, to you two, the most enjoyable parts of being an Etsy owner  and crafter?

Abigail and Alison: It's fun to make handmade things that hopefully others will enjoy as much as we  do. It's so nice to read feedback from a buyer and hear that they love what they  bought in our shop! 


~A Peek into the Shop~
Simple Serendipities is a very small shop filled with sweet, handmade products.

Here are a few:

The cutest, rosette headbands...



With a feminine country flare!


Rosette Wraps can be used as bracelets or head wraps!

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~The Giveaway~
The two owners have generously contributed a beautiful, light green rosette headband, perfect for spring!

*swoon* I am actually quite jealous of the winner!;) Special thanks to Abigail and Alison for generously offering this!

~How to Enter~
Required entry: 
{Failing to complete this mandatory entry the extra entries listed below will not count}

Follow my blog
and 
Visit Simple Serendipities telling me what your favorite product{s} include.

~For Extra Entries~
After completing the mandatory entry, one may gain extra entries by...
Leave separate comments per entry you complete. 

Hearting Simple Serendipities~2 entries {leave two comments}

Add Abigail and Alison to your Etsy circle~1 entry

Follow Alison's blog~2 entries 



Tell me what tutorial you would try from her blog~1 entry

Follow my Photography Blog~3 entries

Tell me what you would like to see here during my May Garden Party~1 entry

Post about this giveaway on your blog, leaving the link in your comment~2 entries

Purchase something from Simple Serenditpities, and let me know what you purchased!~10 entries
{leave ten comments;)}

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This giveaway is open to US young ladies only. 

Giveaway closes on April 13th at 12:00 Noon PCF. Late entries will not be accepted after appointed date. 

People who have one my last two giveaways may not enter this. 

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You may begin typing....NOW!

164 comments:

  1. Ooh! I would love to enter. I follow. My favorite item is the Red Rosette Headband.

    Abby :D

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  2. Such a beautiful shop!!

    I am a follower, and my favorite item would be the country rose headband.


    -Many Smiles!

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  3. I hearted Simple Serendipities.

    -Many Smiles!

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  4. I hearted Simple Serendipities 2.

    -Many Smiles!

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  5. I am a follower of her blog.

    -Many Smiles!

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  6. I am a follower of her blog 2.

    -Many Smiles!

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  7. Oh, I love the toiletry bag!! I definitely need to make one of those for this summer!

    -Many Smiles!

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  8. I follow your delightful blog!:)
    What a charming shop! It was hard to choose a favorite from among all of their lovely hair accessories, but I finally decided on the Creamy Felt Blossom Clip.

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  9. Hello! I already follow you blog and my favorite item in Abigail and Allison's shop is the faux leather flower clip. Why? It reminds me of the awesome thing called chocolate!!

    Moe

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  10. And I still heart Simple Serendipities;)

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  11. I <3 Abigail and Allison's shop!

    Moe

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  12. I double <3 Abigail and Allison's shop!

    Moe

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  13. Abigail and Alison are in my circle.

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  14. I follow your photography blog, and enjoy it very much!:)

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  15. I follow your photography blog:)

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  16. I follow your photography blog:)

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  17. Abigail and Allison's shop are in added to my Etsy circle...

    Moe

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  18. I follow Allison's blog...

    Moe

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  19. I am following Allison's blog...

    Moe

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  20. I am now following you photography blog...

    Moe

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  21. Photography blog followed...

    Moe

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  22. And (once more :D) I am following you photography blog...

    Moe

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  23. The Country Rose Garden Headband, the Upcycled Cotton Knit Skirt, and the Red Rosette Flower Headband are all really nice creations!

    I follow your lovely blog!

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  24. I follow your photography blog.

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  25. I follow your photography blog.

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  26. I follow your photography blog.

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  27. I'd love to try both of these tutorials:

    http://simple-serendipities.blogspot.com/2010/09/toiletry-bag.html

    http://simple-serendipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-faux-leather-flower.html

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  28. I follow your blog and my favorite thing is the "Rosette Wrap mustard and brown".

    ~ Hanne-col

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  29. I follow your photography blog.

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  30. I follow your photography blog.

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  31. I follow your photography blog.

    ~ Hanne-col

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  32. I follow Alison's blog.

    ~ Hanne-col

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  33. I follow Alison's blog.

    ~ Hanne-col

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  34. I want to do the "Elsie's Owl" tutorial for myself! The adorable little thing!

    ~ Hanne-col

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  35. Ooh, Grace, what a loovely giveaway! And, by the way, I got your e-mail, and am working on responding! ;) But, the answer is...YES! :) I would love to be pen-pals..<3

    Anyways, more on that later. :D To my entries!

    My fav. item from their shop is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69123722/bright-spring-green-rosette-headband

    ..That gorgeous item! *sigh* :)
    And of course I am a happy-as-a-clam follower here. :)

    ~Lucia

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  36. Following your photo blog...LOVE your photos, dear!
    <3

    1/3

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  37. Let's see here .... what about giveaways for the May Garden Party?

    ~ Hanne-col

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  38. I posted about it on a giveaway blog that I contribute to. Here's the URL to the post:

    http://giveawaysgalore4girls.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-at-graces-garden-walk-for-cute.html

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  39. Oops! In my comment that says 'I follow' I didn't put that my favorite item is the

    Bright Spring Green - Rosette Headband

    so will you delete that comment and use this on instead? Thanks! Oh, and still keep my other extra entry, please.

    I follow!

    -Faith

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  40. I posted about it! comment #2

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  41. I follow your photography blog #1

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  42. I follow your photography blog #2

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  43. I follow your photography blog #3

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  44. What I would like to see at your May Garden Party~

    Giveaways! But I know your already having some of those- Does this still count?

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  45. Hello Grace!! I would love to enter for this giveaway!! I already follow your blog!

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  46. I LOVE the Rosetta wrist wrap, got to be my favorite!

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  47. I already follow your blog, and I think my favorite item is the turquoise rosette headband. So cute!

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  48. I followed Alison's blog!

    2/2

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  49. I would love to try the faux leather flower tutorial

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  50. What I would like to see in your May Garden Party... Lots of giveaways and reviews. :)

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  51. I follow your photography blog!

    1/3

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  52. I follow your photography blog!

    2/3

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  53. I follow your photography blog!

    3/3

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  54. I follow your blog! Plus I put up a blog post!

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  55. I also posted on my wall about this!

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  56. And, about the website I LOOOOVE the beautiful skirts. And the headbands, so pretty!

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  57. I would have to choose the Red Rossette headband for my favorite item!

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  58. I love the red rosette headband or the bright spring green one you are giving away- both are lovely!
    I also follow you. =)

    Thank you for such a lovely giveaway!

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  59. I follow your photography blog!

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  60. I hearted SimpleSerendipities shop!

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  61. Heart Simple Serendipities shop!

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  62. I would love to see jewelry or hair accessories given away during your party- something with a flower theme would be lovely! =)

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  63. Added Simple Serendipities to my Etsy Circle

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  64. I follow your photography blog (entry 1)

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  65. I follow your photography blog (entry 2)

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  66. I follow your photography blog (entry 3)

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  67. Maybe more photography or outfit posts?

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  68. i'd like to try and elsie owl!

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  69. I blogged about the giveaway:
    http://simpledelights-samantha.blogspot.com/p/giveaway.html

    (entry 1)

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  70. Ooh, I am so excited for another giveaway! (I'm sure I'll win one of these days... lol) =D
    As you probably know by now, I already follow you. I had found the shop "Simple Serendipities" before and I LOVE everything, but if I HAD to pick a favorite, I would have to go with the Country Rose Garden Rosette Headband... or the red rosette headband - I can't decide! I adore red-flowered hair accessories, but also LOVE the country look of the other. :-) Either one. I also find both of their hair clips delightful!
    ~Traci

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  71. I already had Simple Serendipities hearted because I *LOVE* them!!! =D
    (comment #1)

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  72. I already had Simple Serendipities hearted because I *LOVE* them!!! =D
    (comment #2)

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  73. Oh! I didn't have them in my circle already - I thought I did! :-( But I very happily added them to it!!! :-D

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  74. I am now a happy follower of Alison's lovely blog!
    (comment #1)

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  75. I am now a happy follower of Alison's lovely blog!
    (comment #2)

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  76. I am definitely going to attempt the Faux Leather Flower tutorial!!! So cute! <3

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  77. I already follow your beautiful photography blog! <3
    (comment #1)

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  78. I already follow your beautiful photography blog! <3
    (comment #2)

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  79. I already follow your beautiful photography blog! <3
    (comment #3)

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  80. Hmmmm.... what I would like to see during your May party? This is tricky... I LOVE all of the fabulous giveaways you do, so will probably have to go with that! =D

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  81. Just blogged about it!
    {http://beesonbunch.webs.com/apps/blog/show/6635029-pretty-green-rosette-headband}
    Thanks SO MUCH for always hosting these wonderful giveaways!!!!!
    Much love in Jesus,
    ~Traci
    (comment #1)

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  82. Just blogged about it!
    {http://beesonbunch.webs.com/apps/blog/show/6635029-pretty-green-rosette-headband}
    Thanks SO MUCH for always hosting these wonderful giveaways!!!!!
    Much love in Jesus,
    ~Traci
    (comment #2)

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  83. I love all their stuff, but my favorite is the faux leather flower clip.

    Anna Silverberg

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  84. I followed your photography blog.
    Anna silverberg

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  85. I followed your photography blog.#2 Anna silverberg

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  86. I follwed your photography blog. #3

    Anna Silverberg

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  87. I followed Alison's blog.

    Anna Silverberg

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  88. I followed Alison's blog.#2

    Anna Silverberg

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  89. I want to try the toiletry bag tutorial.

    Anna Silverberg

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  90. My favorite product is difinitely the faux leather flower.

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  91. i followed your photography blog

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  92. photography blog followed

    http://growingwgrace.blogspot.com/

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  93. I already follow Alison's blog. Does that count? I've known her since we were both 2 years old!

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  94. Again, I already follow Alison's blog

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  95. My favorite item form Simple Serendipities:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61896228/country-rose-garden-rosette-headband

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  96. I'd LOVE to see LOTS of giveaways in your May garden party.

    ~Johanna

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  97. I would perhaps try the tutorial: http://simple-serendipities.blogspot.com/2010/09/toiletry-bag.html.

    ~Johanna

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  98. I followed your blog. Such lovely things, and such a lovely blog! =)

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  99. I visited the Etsy shop. My favorite is the blue swirly headband.

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  100. Love the mustard and brown rosette wrap. Thanks for the giveaway!
    flataif@gmail.com

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  101. #1 Hearted her shop on etsy (username fsl324)
    flataif@gmail.com

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  102. #2 Hearted her shop on etsy (username fsl324)
    flataif@gmail.com

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  103. Added her to my etsy circle (username fsl324)
    flataif@gmail.com

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  104. Following her blog (#1)
    flataif@gmail.com

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  105. Following her blog (#2)
    flataif@gmail.com

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  106. #1 Following your photography blog.
    flataif@gmail.com

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  107. #2 Following your photography blog.
    flataif@gmail.com

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  108. #3 Following your photography blog.
    flataif@gmail.com

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  109. What a lovely giveaway! =) I follow you, and my favorite item from the etsy shop is the turquoise rosette headband. Thanks!
    Many Blessings, Annie

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  110. I follow Alison's sweet blog.

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  111. I follow Alison's sweet blog.

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  112. I love Alison's tutorial for the leather flowers...how darling!

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  113. I follow your photography blog. =)

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  114. I follow your photography blog. ;)

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  115. I follow your photography blog. :)

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  116. I would love if you would include giveaways in your blog-party!

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  117. I follow your blog! :)
    I love all of the items in the shop, but my favorite is the upcycled cotton knit skirts. I am always looking for comfortable skirts, and I love that one!

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  118. I added them to my Etsy circle! :)

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  119. I hearted Simple Serendipities on Etsy! :)

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  120. I hearted Abigail and Allison's shop on Etsy! :)

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  121. I am now following Alison's blog and am looking forward to reading her posts and trying some of the tutorials! :)

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  122. I would like to make (try to make?) the toiletry bag. I have been needing one, and this looks like a really good, quick project! :)

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  123. I have been following your photography blog (and thoroughly enjoy it!) :)

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  124. I have been following your blog! Oh, and even though I have never commented on any of your photography blog posts, I really enjoy the photos! They inspire me to improve my photography skills.

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  125. I follow your photography blog! :)

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  126. I follow your delightful blog, Grace! :)

    I love all of the headbands in Simple Serendipities shop. They are adorable!

    ~Emily

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  127. I hearted Simple Serendipities on Etsy. ;-)

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  128. I hearted Simple Serendipities on Etsy. ;-)

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  129. I added Abigail and Alison to my Etsy circle.

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  130. I would try the Faux Leather Flower tutorial.

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  131. I follow your photography blog. Also, I absolutely love looking at your pictures! You are a very talented photographer. God has blessed you with a huge gift. ;-)

    ~Emily N.
    (Practically Pink)

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  132. I follow your photography blog.

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  133. I follow your photography blog.

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  134. I follow you of course. ;) And my favorite item is that green headband!

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  135. I hearted Simple Serendipities...

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  136. I hearted Simple Serendipities on Etsy

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  137. I added them to my circle...

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  138. I'd probably do the Elsie's Owl. ;) http://simple-serendipities.blogspot.com/2010/08/tutorial-elsies-owl.html

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  139. I follow your photography blog!

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  140. I follow your photography blog!

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  141. I follow your photography blog!

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