November 7, 2010

The Plaid Scottie Presents: A Christmas Giveaway!!!


My lovely assistant Vanna Whiskers modeled the giveaway items for me! I seriously love Christmas in the sappiest way possible. Not just because of what it represents to my faith, but also because of family, love, generosity, nostalgia, and all that other sappy world-peace-type-stuff...hehe :)

Plus I love hot chocolate, a crackling fire, and Christmas movies more than is healthy. Our annual movie lineup begins on my birthday every year in mid-November and includes: Elf, A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street (old and new...but old is my favorite...gotta love Maureen O'Hara), cartoon Grinch, Jim Carrey Grinch, It's a Wonderful Life, Family Man, Home Alone, Muppet Christmas Carol, Love Actually, The Holiday, Polar Express, White Christmas and The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe.

But you probably don't care much about that ;) On to the giveaway! Since I'm on a serious holiday baking/potholder kick right now, the first item is a double oven mitt made by me :) I could seriously kiss the person that invented these things. It's so much easier than trying to round up two potholders while the oven timer is frantically beeping at you! Plus it's an awesome lap guard when you're transporting a hot dish in the car.

I made it using my Orla Kiely potholder from Target as a model. It's lined with Insul-Brite and the fabrics are 2-D Yuletide, Kei Honeycomb Dots in Red, and Kona in Rich Red. I used 1/2" bias tape from Joann's for both the binding and hanging loop thingy.

I'd also like to add that I realize not everyone out there is as obsessed with domesticity as I am. So if you find yourself the winner and cooking/baking isn't your bag, you have my blessing to pass this item along as an early Christmas gift to a cook in your life. Seriously! It's cool. :)

P.S. I'm going to post a pdf template for you guys here in a few days so you can start making some yourself! It took me about 2 hours to make this from start to finish (including ironing, cutting, making the pattern, and all that jazz), so it should only take you 45 min. to an hour.

And I'm super excited about this giveaway's fabric bundle! I think it would be perfect for FITF's tree skirt (I plan on making one for myself using most of these prints and some solid Kona...still debating on whether or not I wanna go with white or jazz things up with some red or green). Included in the bundle are: 1/2 yard each of Kona in Rich Red, Grass Green, and Jungle (not's on its way as we speak)...and a Fat Quarter each of Reindeer in Snow, Hexagon Dots in Holiday, Groove Funky Star Bursts in Lime, Reindeer in Holiday, Square Dots in Holiday, Lecien Sugar Multicolored Dots, and Funky Rectangles in Holiday.

  1. Leave a comment.
  2. For a 2nd entry, become a follower and leave a comment telling me so. If you are already a follower, leave a comment to that effect :)
  3. For a 3rd entry, leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas movie and holiday movie snacks! Someone asked a question about favorite holiday traditions in the Mug Rug Swap forum the other day and I got a little addicted reading about everyone's cute traditions!

This giveaway IS open Internationally. The winner will be chosen via random number generator and announced on Monday, Nov. 15th



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I'd love to win this! What a cute potholder!

I also follow your blog.

I love Christmas vacation and I could do some serious damage to my mother's fudge.

Oooo is it Christmas already?! =P I love hot chocolate too, and that giant pot holder looks awesome! You know how much I love baking, so even if I don't win it, I think I'm gonna have to copy your idea and make one for myself =P Thanks so much for the giveaway Kaelin =)

I LOVE Love Actually, my friends and I watch it when we don't have any other movies to watch, lol! How can you not love Hugh Grant dancing?? Or eye candy Rodrigo Santoro (however small his part was)??

comment #1. yay! i'm so excited for christmas and snow~

i have a link to your blog in my sidebar, is that as good as following? hope so.

favorite christmas movies are.. The Family Stone, Love Actually, and Holiday Inn. I'll watch them any time of year..but i need to watch them at least once before christmas.
thanks for the giveaway~

So cute, would love to win!

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I'm a follower!

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Love your blog. I follow thru google reader but just added as follower on blog. April

I love White Christmas and Holiday Inn. Surprised neither on your list. Favorite Christmas snack is buckeyes.

Can't wait to see the potholder tutorial :)

@ April Reeves - I totally forgot about White Christmas! I'm from Kentucky so I gotta give Rosemary Clooney some love! But I've never heard of Holiday Inn....I'll have to go look it up now!

My first comment is that I love the potholder! I look forward to the template for I can make a few for Christmas presents. It will be a fun addition to my home baked goods that I like to give at Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway!

I love that long potholder - can't wait for a pdf of it, that would make some great gifts!

I just subscribed via Google Reader. I like to follow my favorite blogs that way! Thanks again!

guess what -- I saw a real life version of your little boxy pouch made this weekend... and it was cute! :)

I signed up as a follower as soon as I saw your blog... a while ago... no 'fake following for giveaways' here. ;)

GREAT giveaway! I'm IN LOVE LOVE LOVE with that long potholder!!! No WAY would I ever give that thing away but when you post the pdf I'm making some to giveaway! Thanks again for the chance of winning those yummy fabrics!!!!

I start baking traditional German Christmas cookies about 2 weeks before Christmas doing one or two batches every night while I listen to CHristmas music or while watching my favorite Christmas movies! My favorite is still White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye!

I don't have a favorite Holiday movie exactly... though my whole family has gone to the movies on Christmas day in our Christmas PJs... favorite movie snack -- hot tamales with popcorn. Try it.

My favourite Christmas movie is either "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" or "A Christmas Story" (you'll shoot your eye out!, lol).

A nice rum n' eggnog and some of my grandma's italian cookies (Pizzelles) are a nice treat!

My favorite Christmas movie is Home Alone! It's always been my favorite! And my favorite food is pinwheels!

What great fabrics! Thanks for the chance! And I also LOVE Orla Kiely!

No one's heard of this, but my favorite Christmas movie is the Waltons' Homecoming. It's a family tradition! We always have homemade corn chowder while we watch. Yum!

thank you for the giveaway :)))))))
beautiful fabrics!!

I love my walnut meringues

if you want I can give you the recipe:))

Thank you for offering up a fantastic giveaway. I've had potholders on my "To Do List" for holiday gifts, but it would be nice to win one so I don't have to make my own.


Such cute fabrics and the pefect pot holder! My hubby was just saying he wished someone would invent one of these--I had to break it to him that someone had! :) He then, of course, followed with, "Well, why don't you make one?" Sigh. Like I need more projects! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Our new little family tradition is to watch A Christmas Story while pow-wowing on the floor with some homemade cocoa and caramel balls.

That is fabulous fabric for the holidays.

My favorite Christmas movie that you haven't mentioned is National Lampoon's Christmas and you need to eat homemade caramel corn while watching it!

My favorite Christmas movies are Love Actually and A Christmas Story. My hubby has this very rigid set of rules as to which Christmas movie we watch which day. It's totally nuts, but I love him so I play along. I keep arguing that we should watch A Christmas Story earlier in December since it's played 24 hours straight on Christmas Eve (that movie's assigned night). I didn't really see the point in our purchasing that movie if he's going to insist on watching it the one day it's played over and over. My favorite holiday snack is Nutella cookies topped with red and green sugar. Super simple and super yummy!

What a wonderful giveaway! I love the potholder - I've often thought about making my own, but I'm glad I waited because I really like this design. If I don't win, you know I'm going to be making one! Okay, I don't normally promote my own blog when I comment on others' blogs, but since you love Christmas so much you should check out a quilt along I just started. It's for my Christmas Cactus quilt and if you can do a nine patch, you can make this quilt.

I really don't watch many Christmas movies, but I adore Love Actually. Also, I like to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. I don't have a favorite movie snack (unless you count apples and peanut butter). However, we have a Christmas morning tradition of making Danish Puff (buttery crust, almond flavored cream-puff-shell-like top, finished with a powdered sugar glaze).

Gorgeous Christmas fabrics I would love to win them.

I became a follower in google reader

We always watch ELF on Christmas Eve (just love that movie) "Hi my name is Buddy what is your favorite color?" Classic line. I then drink my husbands awesome hot chocolate.

Wowza... thanks for such an awesome giveaway :)

Already a follower :)

Fave movie will always be the original Miracle on 34th Street... and snack... hmmm... my Mom's cookies because she only bakes at Christmas lol

What a great giveaway - thank you so much!

my favorite Christmas movie as of late if probably the new Nativity Story. We bought it a few years ago and it is such a good modern day depiction of Jesus birth.

My favorite snack...definitely hot cocoa & fudge

It's a Wonderful Life, with the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas , with homemade chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa!

I really would love to try out your potholder pattern...I have never seen one like that before but I think I would love it. Like you I always have trouble finding 2 mits. :)

Oh, I am so excited for Christmas. I love the potholder! It is cute and sensible, a great combination!

I follow your blog and love it!

My favorite holiday movie is White Christmas because of the singing. I also like Sound of Music, not necessarily holiday themed but always seems to be aired after Thanksgiving or Christmas.

I have so many favorite Christmas movies. My favorite that makes me laugh is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. My favorite that reminds me of my childhood is White Christmas. My favorite that makes me cry is Miracle on 34th Street. My favorite to watch with the kids is The Grinch (although technically it makes me cry to, I just can't get through the "Where are you Christmas" song without breaking down.) And I love popcorn and hot chocolate with any of them :)

I only ever use my Orla potholder! I am terrible about burning myself, and it's almost impossible to burn yourself using this one! Yours is so cute! :)

My favorite Christmas movie is Rankin Bass A Year Without a Santa Claus! I love the songs :)

I love to snack on white chocolate chex snack mix around christmas. Melt white chocolate chips and pour over rice chex, pretzels, peanuts, and m&ms!

What a cool potholder! I know what you mean about hunting for two, so this would be very handy! The fabrics are awesome too and I have been drolling over the tree skirt you mentioned!

I am now a follower! I'm going to want to come back to see the tutorial for the potholder. Thanks!

hey! visiting from the pillow talk swap! never been to your blog, but i will be following now! also... amazingly cute holiday pot holder! i have not plunged into christmas fabric yet, but i looked at these ones several times! super cute! and... there is no way in hell that the pot holder would leave my sight if it came to live with me.

on the tradition note, coming from a german family, it is a tradition to clean our shoes up real nice and leave them by the fire place the night of dec. 5th, and if everyone has been good, there will be treats inside in the morning.

look forward to reading your blog in the future.

After reading all of the posts, I compiled a list of all the Christmas movies that everyone mentioned, so thank you! I love A Christmas Carol the best! I also love Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus. A favorite snack at our house is home made toffee. Yummy!

I love these Christmas fabrics. Usually I'm not into them that much because they're so cutesy. But these are really bright and modern.

My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. It's so hilarious. I don't really have a favorite Christmas snack, but I love oyster stew because my father-in-law used to make it every year on Christmas Eve night before he died.

My favorite movie is the original Scrooge movie, I watch it every year.

I love the fabric in the potholder - I bought some on the weekend and am thinking of the perfect project. I bake, maybe I need to use the PDF templates when it is up!

And I love watching Christmas in Conneticut, maily because the old version I saw a few years in a row has Kris Kristofferson in it and I like saying Kris Kristofferson!

Awesome give-away! I need that potholder (I usually use old cloth diapers/rags as potholders, which becomes a serious issue when we have company!) Here is entry #1!

Already a google reader follower!

I can't just pick one! My favorites are It's a Wonderful Life, Charlie Brown, and Love Actually. My sister-in-law and I like to watch Love Actually on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the Christmas season. For snacks, we like have spiked hot chocolate, and I love 'puppy chow'--

Super cute potholder! I definitely see my self making some of these!

My favorite christmas movies are any of the old school stop motion movies done by Rankin and Bass - Rudolf, Frosty, etc. My favorite character is Bumble! I even have some bumble house slippers I pull out every year! And none of these movies is complete without some cinnamon cocoa!

I love that pot holder! So cute!

Wow, Ilove the potholder, a new potholder is on my desperately needed list oo. So if I don't win yours, I'll be back looking for the tutorial / pattern.

Im a follower. Sorry for the spelling mistakes in the previous comment. Must have fumble-fingers :-)

The best holiday tradition we have here is making home-made Christmas crackers with the kids. We fill them with chocolates, lollies, little trinkets etc. Much better than a hat and a joke.

The Scotty is so freaking cute! Great model :)

I'm a follower via google reader

My favorite movie to watch is Elf... And I'm not much of a baker, but I love white chocolate covered pretzels that are fresh made in my hometown grocery store :)

Apparently generosity is also a trait that you practice all year long, not just at Christmas! The potholder is fantastic (and the fabric too)! Can't wait for the pattern!

This year we're starting a new tradition that I'm VERY excited about... we will be having a service advent calendar. One of my little ones is allergic to peanuts which rules out all the mass marketed advent calendars, so I made the advent calendar by Oh Fransson for Sew Mama Sew and we're going to out a service activity in each pocket for 25 should be a lot of fun and help remind us the true reason for Christmas. Sorry, that's gotta be the longest comment on the post...

I love this stuff, Christmas is so fun! I need to start making presents.

I like all Christmas movies. I don't think I have a favorite.
We do have a Christmas tradition, well Christmas eve tradition. My Daughter and I make all kinds of cookies and brownies on Christmas eve so we can leave them for Santa. We also leave a carrot for the Reindeer and a glass of milk. She also gets an ornament each year for Christmas so when she grows up and has her own Christmas tree it will be filled with ornaments from her childhood.

The fabric is fabulous. I would love to make a couple stockings with it :)

My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. Love the singing and dancing! I have lots of favorite Christmas snacks. All growing up, we would get together with my mom and grandma and spend the day baking all kinds of cookies and then the next day, my mom, sister and I would do all kinds of different candies. One of my favorites is snowballs. I think they are also called Russian teacakes??

I follow you in my google reader!

Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to the potholder tutorial. Those would make great xmas gifts!

Our favorite tradition is making gingerbread houses. For a few years I had people from work come over with their kids to make them - we had up to 40 people in the backyard creating them! Luckily we live in So. Cal so the weather cooperated. Favorite holiday movie lately - The Holiday - cheesy but cute.

What a great giveaway!!! Love your potholder and fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

This a great grouping of fabrics! I went looking for cool Christmas fabrics today, and couldn't find anything like these ...

I follow your blog on Google Reader ... it's great!

My favourite Christmas treat is Nanaimo Bars - they are a Canadian specialty - a layer of graham/chocolate/coconut, then a custard icing layer and then chocolate on top. Yum! And favourite Christmas movie - A Christmas Story ...

This Friday at our meeting I shall challenge Angela to a jump-off. If I can actually jump higher than her, do I get an extra entry? Hee-hee!

I am a follower. I follow you. You know, until the age of blogging, this was not considered a healthy phrase. It either indicated an obsessive relationship such as stalking or a suppressive relationship like Jim Jones and his followers.

This is what you get when I read blogs and comment late at night.

Every year my mom would make dozens of different candies + cookies for Christmas. One year I counted 21 different homemade items. We put them all in the dining room and they filled the huge table. It was wonderlicious. (And no wonder all of my family tends to be hefty....) These treats were in addition to the desserts made for the actual celebration. So, along with the special faith-filled meaning of celebrating the birth of Christ, my family celebrated gluttony and clogged arteries.

We didn't really watch any particular holiday movies much growing up, but now my hubster and I have our own special collection. One at the top of the list is Elf. I could even watch it in the summertime. Partly because the elves have a similar diet to my family during the Christmas season. "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup."

This is such a lovely giveaway! Both the potholder and the fabrics are so pretty, I absolutely have to enter. :D

I'm now a follower for your tartan-esque blog. :)

My favorite Christmas movies would have to be Home Alone 2, White Christmas, and the one my best friend got me addicted to watching at Christmastime, Die Hard. :)

Ironically I'm posting right after Mandi! and I fully accept her jump off challenge! I'll be practicing. ;) I should make it a hula hoop contest though because I'm REALLY good at that. LOL.

Super generous as always Kaelin! I can't wait to see the Christmas tree skirt you end up making.

I'm a follower and stalker as well. I had a better comment, but it got eaten!

My favorite Christmas tradition will probably change with a little one around now. I'm so looking forward to this Christmas with her and watching the world through her eyes!

I love the pot holder!!!! But our family tends to bake like mad around the holidays!

I am now a follower :). I love flickr for finding new quilting blogs.

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Christmas Vacation are tied for favorite Christmas movie. My family is so much like the Griswold's that the movie never gets old. Our favorite snack is homemade Chex-Mix!

I love to bake and I adore potholders. The ones I have are just squares and I'm always burning my arms so this looks like just the thing for my kitchen! I'm looking forward to the tutorial :)

I absolutely love Christmas too! This year we are heading to the beach on Christmas day with a picnic, a ball and two very excited small girls. On the menu? Glazed ham that I've baked the day before so it will be cold, prawns, salad and pavlova for dessert with whipped cream, fresh berries and passionfruit! How I can't wait to be there in the sunshine! I'd be happy to share a delicious recipe for the easiest ever chocolate 'truffles' if you want a snack that will impress...

I can't wait to try out a potholder like this one, but to win it would be even better.

Love to win the giveaway....My id is

I'm already a follower who loves to win this giveaway

Thanks for the chance to win such goodies!

My favourite Christmas movie isn't strictly for Christmas but it's played on Tv in the UK virtually every Christmas so that's my excuse :-) Mary Poppins! You can't beat a good dose of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. I'd be munching on a nice warm mince pie with vanilla ice-cream whilst watching it :-)

I love your fabric thanks for a chance to win. Favorite christmas them all my son says Jingle all the way.

Your potholder looks awesome now to find your pdf.

Thanks for hosting such a cute Christmas giveaway! It's nice that you're early enough for the winner to use the fabrics before Christmas is quite here.

~ Meagan
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I am a follower of your blog :-)

~ Meagan
SnippetsAndYarns at gmail dot com

Favorite Christmas movie & snacks:

My actual favorite Christmas movie is Long Kiss Goodnight, but that's not kid friendly. (Die Hard goes on that list, too)

For the whole family, I really like the Bob the Builder Christmas Special & Elf

Anything chocolate makes good Christmas movie treats. But we also like 'shmellies, which are cereal / marshmallow squares (or cookie cutter shapes) but made with generic (gluten free!) fruity pebble type cereal. They're tasty and festive!

~ Meagan
SnippetsAndYarns at gmail dot com

I'm following you via google reader :)

My favorite thing to make around Christmas is peppermint bark. Yum!

Here in the UK we call these ovengloves - I'd love to win this

I'm already a follower

I love The Snowman (Raymond Briggs)at Christmas and we always have a tin of Celebrations to hand while we're watching

Love that potholder! I am constantly burning myself by using tea towels instead of proper potholders.

Favourite Christmas movie: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Favourite Christmas snack: Well, it isn't really Christmasy, but we normally only eat them at Christmas. Bacon wrapped water chestnuts, yum!

I thing that pot holder is a great idea! I've never seen one quite like it :)

My family's fave christmas movie is Christmas Vacation. I swear, my dad could probably recite the whole thing :) At the big family holiday function, my dad and my uncles spend the entire evening making referenced to the movie, like its their own private {hilarious} joke :)

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

I have that orla kiely potholder from target - it's so handy to not have to go looking for two potholders!

I'm a follower in google reader.

I love the movie Holiday Inn and peppermint bark with hot chocolate. Yummy.

I love Christmas too, in fact I have a hard time containing my love for it, so it ends up spilling into other months as I prepare for the goodness! Thanks for sharing with us, and I'm super excited for the template.
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Oh, and my favorite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life (although I also love Home Alone and Elf). And my favorite Christmas snack to eat while watching a movie is chocolate covered cinnamon bears (although I also love popcorn and Chex mix). Thanks again.

Great prizes! LOVE those prints! THANKS for the chance!

I follow :)

Favorite movie ~ any version of Scrooge. Last year the Barbie edition was our favorite :D And for snacks ~ red & green M&M's.

Love love love! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rudolph & Chex Mix--the perfect combination!

Great giveaway! Something handmade and some fabrics - I can't imagine that something would be better!

Love the pot holder - am interested to see the tutorial as this would make a great pressie; although it may be made up for next Christmas not this - not that I have a lot on or anything ;-)

Fabric is very pretty too!

I'm a follower for a while now too!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

This is all amazing! Such great fabrics :)

I'm a blog follower (for a while now) :)

My favorite holiday movie is White Christmas (with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, & Rosemary Clooney), followed closely by Holiday Inn (with Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, & Marjorie Reynolds). Both have wonderful songs, great dancing and lovely costumes. As for snacks, hot chocolate & chocolate covered pretzels are the best!

Our family holiday snack of choice is definitely homemade chex mix. Just thinking about it makes me hungry.

That potholder is so cute. Nice job.

My favorite holiday movie is either White Christmas or Holiday Inn. I'm a sucker for the old movies. And I love homemade nuts and bolts.

What A great idea - was looking for a quick xmas gift - gonna make some! And the fabric is so cheery! - thanks.

I'm a follower - just love the cheery fabric!

What a generous giveaway! I have holiday crafting on the brain, so I'd love to win that fabric!

My favorite Xmas movie is really a winter movie but they always show it at xmas - it's the animated Frosty the Snowman on TV - I never get tired of it.

And my favorite holiday snack is Nutz & Bolts (Chex Mix). I use my grandma's recipe & make several big batches each year - YUM!

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I'm not sure it counts as a movie, but I love watching the Nutcracker on TV every year. It's a classic!

that potholder is great! Thanks.

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This is the greatest pot holder ever..I've never seen one like it! The fabric is fantastic too.

holiday movie? I really like a christmas story and elf is fun. holiday snack? types of popcorn

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"The Holiday"...I love chick flicks...especially with Gluhwein (hot spiced wine)

love the pot holders. I will have to make some for presents.

Oh its time for the baking. I love making Christmas cookies. movie is white Christmas with Bing Crosby.

I love your blog and the potholder is so cute!
thanks for the template!

I am a new follower!

I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas and love my moms Christmas cookies and mocha.
Thanks for the chance to win!

No worries here, I am completely and totally obsessed with anything to do with Domesticity! Have you read the book "The Gentle Art of Domesticity" by Jane Brocket, it's one of my favorites!

I am subscribed in Google Reader. I love the fabrics, those deer are too sweet.

Our tradition is fun for us. When the Lifetime station starts airing "Fa La La La Lifetime" they have Holiday movies all weekend. Sure it's 90% of the same ones over and over, but we love them. It's all about pajamas, snacks and cuddling on the couch. Elf at the moment is our overall favorite movie, with It's a Wonderful Life being my husband's.

Thanks for the chance to win...your dog is so sweet and I love the potholder! My favourite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life but I also have a soft spot for the Christmas Story!

Thanks for the giveaway! Those fabrics are too cute, but not as cute as your puppy.

My favorite Christmas movies are, Rudolph, Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. For snacks I love making vanilla spice cookies that were featured in cooking light 2 years ago, but I can't find the recipe online :(

Awesome giveaway!! I love mexican wedding cookies or sandies which I make every Christmas. I have several favorite Christmas movies...Christmas Vacation, Elf, Scrooged

I think I combined the first two entries in my last comment!! this will be #2.

Oooh those fabrics are just gorgeous together and I love the potholder :)

These are so festive!! Thanks so much for the contest!!

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Great fabric, great colors, great giveaway!!

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