Sunday, September 16, 2012

Polka Dot Safari

Have you ever noticed how quickly time flies when you have a deadline to meet?  Crazy isn't it?!  Well time has flown right up to my day to post for the Dots On Dots Blog Hop !!!  It was a race to the finish this afternoon,but I made it :)

Firstly,A Monstrous Thank You to all the ladies behind the scenes,You Rock!!!

Secondly,Welcome everyone,Hoppers as well as Followers,and thank you for taking the time to stop in for a visit! :)

I knew from the moment of joining what my block would be,so why did it take me so long to get it done?  Good question,but I will not bore you with all my excuses......

Polka Dot Safari



A while before joining the Dots On Dots Hop I pinned this tutorial,the plan was to make a Birthday Card for Jolene (my daughter,for those of you new to my blog).  When I joined the hop,my plans changed!  I decided to make something with the block for her instead :)  (Yes sweetie this is for you,but you still have to wait until your "B" day to receive it)


The second block,not anywhere as near as challenging as the first one!  For this block,the scrap bin came in very handy ;)  The plan was to also make a tutorial,Sorry that didn't happen :(  Maybe down the road some,or you could just use the tutorial from the link above,which I did.


A peek inside the bag,yes,that is right the blocks are now transformed into a very cute little bag!


The bottom outside of the bag,here I used some of my Sugar and Spice (the aqua with red dots) and a charm square from a dot swap :)


Here is the finished Polka Dot Safari bag!  The plan was to take photos outside,but it got dark,so the sewing table had to do.


The second block is on the outside back of the bag.  The handles are made from the little scraps left over from making the trees on the front.


A side shot,which shows off the handles better :)  So there you have it,the Polka Dot Safari Bag :)  Hope you enjoyed your hop around my blog ;)

Be sure to Hop on over to the blogs listed below for more Polka Dot Goodness!!


Now for a little somethin somethin for all you peeps ;)


I will see if I can muster up some yummy fabric to go along with the above goodies :)  If you are a no reply blogger,Make Sure to leave me a way to contact you in your comment!!!

Enjoy Your Hopping! :)

PS.  Hope I got the scheduling right,as this is the first time ever for me to do that!

149 comments:

  1. Obrigada,estava mesmo a cata de uma sacola mais alongada,para agulhas de tricô,sempre falta altura na minha.Adorei esta.Beijo.

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  2. Wow, CeLynn! That elephant block is amazing, and then to use it in your bag! Jolene is so lucky. You don't need to add me to the giveaway as I already have that book, but i wanted to comment anyway since your blocks/bag are so awesome.

    Karen

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  3. Your daughter will really love her dotty safari bag! The elephant is fantastic. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

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  4. Love your blog title and enjoyed your tour today. Sweet dotty bag and your daughter will sure enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  5. Such a cute bag! I am definitely going to have a look at the tutorial, having a few friends with babies on their way I could make a lovely thing for one of them! Thanks for the chance to win, hope to see you around my blog at the end of the hop.

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  6. CeLynn! That is the cutest bag. I love anything Dotty, but that elephant is just the best. So adorable! :) Thanks for sharing it with us. xo

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  7. That bag is simply adorable! I was in love with the block and then you made the bag. WOW! Thanks for sharing this project with us today. I do hope you take the time to write a tutorial because I'd love to see it. :-)

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  8. Dots, more dots, cute blocks all in a bag, what more could you ask for. I sometimes use left over blocks to make bags but to custom make them seems so obvious now. How come I never thought of that, a tutorial would be good that elephant is something else.

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  9. The bag is adorable - Jolene will love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. That is one sweet bag! It looks amazing and your daughter will be very happy on her birthday! The elephant looks incredibly complicated. Well done you!

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  11. Your bag is gorgeous, love the elephant block - your daughter is going to love it.

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  12. What a sweet block and bag. Too cute!

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  13. Your bag is wonderful. I am betting Jolene will love it!

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  14. What a cute little bag you have created. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  15. I love your bag, it is supercute! Thanks for showing!

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  16. It is a lovely little bag that you have made. And I am sure your daughter will be very happy.
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  17. Great use of dots fabric! Love the bag! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Love that fun elephant. He is so funky and looks ready for Party Time! Happy birthday to your daughter (when it happens). I'm sure that bag will be her favorite present.

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  19. Your scheduling is perfect! Isn't this fun? Your elephant is adorable, but the bag you made is over the top cute. What a great idea!! Nice job, I'm sure your daughter will love it!

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  20. Love your bag. The elephant is adorable.

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  21. How very creative , love the bag with the elephant , just adorable!

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  22. The tote bag you made is soooo sweet! Jolene is going to love it! I admire the way you are out there, challenging yourself to do new things.

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  23. great project and the blocks are quite fun.

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  24. Fun dotty bag! Thank you for sharing :) Love the safari block.

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  25. That is such a sweet tote!! I love it!

    I have a small collection of totes sent to me by friends. I use them to take things to quilt guild nite, take packages to the post office, take a book to read on a trip, take snacks in the car... lots of uses for our cute totes!

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  26. What a wonderful finish! Love your project!!

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  27. I love elephants! What a surprise to see you quilted one! Your project is beautiful!

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  28. That is about the cutest thing I've ever seen! I love your elephant and the bag is just darling - your daughter is going to love it! blessings, marlene

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  29. Good Morning Celynn, your idea was a perfect solution for 2 blocks..why did I not think of that....way to go...loved that you were here on our hop with us..hope to see you again...

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  30. Oh gosh the elephant block is just the cutest ever! It is fantastic.

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  31. What a cute little polka dotted elephant! Love it!

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  32. Sweet bag! The elephant is so cute!

    I just got that book from the library on Saturday. I am definitely making the quilt called square one.

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  33. love the elephant! such a cute bag

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  34. The bag is cute. My daughter used to collect elephants. The block is adorable and then turn it into a bag. One lucky little girl is going to be very happy on her birthday! Thanks you for participating and sharing with us!

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  35. Your bag evolved - how colorful and wonderful and I am sure it will be treasured. Thanks for your participation. Judy C in NC

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  36. What a very cute bag! The quilted elephant is just the best!!

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  37. Your bag is adorable, I think elephants are always a winner.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  38. That's adorable! You've done such a nice job with it. Your daughter will love it. Glad for these hops - great way to get to 'know' other quilters!

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  39. I absolutely love your dotty bag!! It is simply adorable. Thanks for sharing your creation with us!

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  40. What an adorable bag!!! Great Job!

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  41. Your little bag is just precious! I love using blocks to make bags and your dotty fabrics are so pretty in it! Great job!

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  42. Very cute blocks and they made a great bag. One of my daughter's favorites is the elephant so I thought that was especially pretty.

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  43. Absolutely adorable! Great idea and great bag!

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  44. What a cute pattern and adorable bag! Thank you for sharing your block and project with us today.

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  45. That little elephant is adorable! I'm not a bag maker, but you've got me wanting to make one after seeing yours--love it! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  46. I just love that elephant! Your daughter is lucky to get such a thoughtful and cute b-day gift!

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  47. Cute little bag and a great idea for using the ute elephant block.

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  48. Your daughter will be thrilled to receive this little tote. It's absolutely adorable.

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  49. Your Polka Dot Safari block is darling -- great job! I especially like the way you did the offsetting border around the center! You did a terrific job ... and I'm a new follower! :)

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  50. Oh your daughter is really going to love this beautiful Safari tote bag! The elephant is so cute!

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  51. I *love* your elephant block, and I think it makes that bag cute as a button. Your project came together just perfectly! Thank you for sharing it!

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  52. That elephant is absolutely darling! What a great idea to make it into a bag. I love it! Very nice giveaway!

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  53. I love your elephant block!! It made such a wonderful bag!!! Gorgeous!!!!

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  54. First time to your blog, what a cute bag and the elephant your such a great mom!

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  55. I'm loving the blog hop. First time visiting here. Great bag! i'd love to be included.

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  56. sweet little bag - love that elephant!
    thanks for being in the Dotty Hop!
    I'll be following...

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  57. Your daughter is going to just love the bag. I know my grand daughter would. Thanks for showing us your talent. The elephant looks like it would be hard to made.

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  58. When they said to make a dotted block, I never would have though of a bag. What a great idea. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Your bag is just toooooo cute. I love the elephant with all the dots. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

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  60. Love that you finished the blocks into a bag! You will be very happy with that one! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. I'm not a 'bag lady' per se, but I do love bags and yours is awesome!! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  62. I like how you made a bag with the block...so cute!
    Thanks for sharing! I love dots!

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  63. Love the bag! Great idea!!! The elephant is to die for!!

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  64. Rosemary B here: Oh my goodness your little bag is so adorable. I love the blocks, and the fabric choices you made, just a lovely marvelous idea!

    Those prizes look great!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity today!!!

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  65. That is a very cool bag - your daughter will love it!! Looks nice and roomie inside and those look like sturdy handles. amycav at hotmail dot com

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  66. Like the bag, and the little blocks, too. I especially like the elephant,and a big thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  67. first of all I LOVE all the pictures in your header. Such lovely happy sunflowers (and variety!)

    What a cute little Elephant block. It's so whimsical

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  68. The elephant block is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. The bag is so beautiful! I know your daughter will love it. The elephant block is really adorable.You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  70. Adorable little dotty bag!!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance.

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  71. I love that little bag! Ever since I can remember, elephants have been my favorite animals. I always enjoy anything with an elephant on it :)

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  72. Awwwww....... cute little bag! Thank you for the great post.

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  73. Very nice work! Thank you for sharing your completed project with us!

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  74. Hi CeLynn-Your Polka Dot Safari Bag is soooo cute. I checked out your blog and like your iphone case tutorial. I am also constantly surprised when someone is amazed that we can actually make something! I have a pair of slacks I made probably twenty years ago from a large flowered cotton fabric that I wear when it is warm because it is loose and comfortable. I've had 3 people comment on them recently and it were so easy to make-a one piece pants with three seams, elastic and machine hem. I am hoping that I still have that pattern to make more! I have a question, what do you do with those buds from the cinnamon basil? I just usually compost them, but would be interested if you have a way to use them. Thanks, from California.

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  75. Love the bag you made. Too cute.

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  76. What a cute bag! Great idea for your super fun blocks!

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  77. I love your elephant!! be sure to stop over at my blog on friday for my post that kinda goes with your bag! I would love to see your tutorial

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  78. Thanks for sharing your adorable bag and block. Happy birthday to your daughter.

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  79. Jolene is a lucky girl. Hope she doesn't have too much longer to wait.

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  80. I just love your little elephant block.(The bag is cute, too!)
    My sister is blind, and she loves elephants. I think I will try and make her a pillow with an elephant like yours. Thanks
    for the chance to win.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. Simple sew at funnymesjc at gmail dot com says its a great bag and its been fun play dots to dots with you, lets keep in touch.

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  82. What a perfect bag!!! Your elephant is soooo cute and the border on it is WOW! You did an awesome job using those dots! I'm a a new follower - that's what is so great about blog hops, I get to find so many more blogs I just have to follow!!!

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  83. i love you bag and that cute fabric thanks

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  84. I love bags and I love dots, so your polka dots safari bag is perfect and cute. Wonder if I can sew one......hmmmm :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  85. Oh how cute! Your elephant is adorable -- I hope that I will absorb some of your creativity just by soaking it in!

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  86. Very cute project. I think your daughter will love it.

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  87. HELLO! WHAT A CHARMING PROJECT! LOVE IT!
    THANKS TOO FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  88. I am in love with the dots bag you made, kudos! Thanks for the opportunity to win something.

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  89. The bag you made is adorable. I a now a follower! So glad I found your blog!

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  90. Oh my gosh! That is so stinking adorable! Jolene is going to LOVE it!

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  91. The Polka Dot Safari bag is very cute! I think your daughter will love it. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  92. Your bag is very prettiest.Your sweetie is a lucky girl!!.
    I`m new follower and nice to meet you.

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  93. What a wonderful bag, I LOVE that elephant!

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  94. Great safari bag. Cute fabrics. Thanks for sharing

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  95. That is such a cute block and it makes an absolutely adorable bag!

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  96. Adorable block..love the cute little elephant! Thanks for the link! Your daughter will love it!

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  97. Your elephant is so cute, and even cuter sewn into the bag!!!

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  98. I just love that elephant! So very fun and well done too! Thanks for sharing.

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  99. How clever and very creative!! Your bag is a delight to look at.

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  100. How creative to use the blocks in a bag. Just lovely.

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  101. CeLynn, your bag is adorable! In fact, the instant I saw the elephant block, I said out loud, "Oh, that is adorable!" The dog thinks I am talking to him.

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  102. Your Polka Dot Safari bag is just way too cute...love it! TFS

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  103. Your bag is so cute and I am sure your daughter will just love it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  104. Thanks for the fun polka dot safari! That lil' elephant is too cute!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  105. That bag is awesome. The elephant is perfect!! Wonderful job.

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  106. Love your block and bag. Thanks for sharing.

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  107. CeLynn...great job!! Love the polka dot safari...the elephant is fun and cute to boot!! Very creative turning your blocks into such an adorable little bag. Thanks for sharing and for joining the hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  108. OMGosh....that is sooooo cute. What a thrill it would be to carry that safari bag around. Great job!

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  109. Fabulous job on the bag, the elephant is a unique touch. Loving the polka dots.

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  110. What a terrific bag and a very creative use of that great elephant block. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. Love the adorable tote bag! awolk at rogers dot com

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  112. Yes, thank you, I am enjoying the dots hop - completely! That is a sweet little bag - lucky daughter. The elephant with his balloon is darling but I totally love the border you did; so interesting with the wedge shape. It made me think of a circus and Dumbo.

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  113. I love how you made a bag with your blocks. It is too cute. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower and I can't wait to see what else you make. :-)

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  114. Cute bag, to bad I don't have a young daughter that would give me a reason to make it right away. Like the goodies that you are giving away. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Marj in Mexico

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  115. I am a lover of bags, and I must say of love yours. Thank you for a chance to win, and I am a follower.

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  116. Polka Dot Safari block is Adorable!!! Love that you made it into a bag. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. What a darn cute idea. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway and sharing your fun dotty dot dot dots.

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  118. Adorable bag!!! LOOOVE IT!! Happy "B" Day to Jolene!!! (Lucky Daughter! Special Mom!)

    Also signing up to follow your Blog!! :)

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  119. I absolutely love your block! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  120. You've done a super dotty job! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. I love your little elephant! Thanks so much for the great giveaway.

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  122. Wow! I just love your bag. Nicely done.

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  123. That elephant block is just so darn cute!Would love to win the giveaway!

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  124. Your elephant block is so adorable! Thanks for sharing it. It's just so cute!

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  125. I love your safari bag! Thank you for sharing!

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  126. Oh wow!! I LOVE that adorable bag-- just too cute!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! :-)

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  127. Oh. My. Goodness. I adore that sweet elephant block! You did a beautiful job turning those pretty blocks into a stunning bag. Very inspiring!

    Thanks so much for sharing and for your giveaway!

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  128. Fabulous! I love your little elephant. Too wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  129. OH man, Jolene is going to love it! And if she doesn't, well, I'd be happy to forward my address.....♥♥
    Those little polka dot ears are tooooo sweet!

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  130. What a cute bag! Love the elephant! :)

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  131. Great work!!! Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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  132. Wonderful elephant - thanks for sharing your creative dot on dot project

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  133. Welcome to the hop... and I love your blog header collage. Gorgeous!
    Great Polka Dot Safari Bag... that's a really cute elephant.
    I'm a new follower, too.

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  134. I love the elephant. he's so cute.

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  135. Guess I'm a little late on this 'hop' thing, but I must say, Mom, you need to put a *Spoiler Alert* somewhere to tell me to stop reading!! ; )
    What a nice elephant bag to look forward to in November. You're so creative! How did you ever make the elephant anyways?
    Also nice to see you may have picked up some more bloggy followers to share the ideas : )

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