Sunday, 22 May 2011

Tea Time Play Set

This year I'm participating in Sew, Mama, Sew's May Giveaway Day! Melissa over at Oh Hello Rabbit told me about it and I was excited to join in the fun. Here is my giveaway post:





My idea for this project started with yogurt. I eat a lot of yogurt. (It's yummy!) So now I have all these leftover yogurt containers and was trying to think of ways recycle them. Here's what I came up with:
Huh?! That doesn't look like a yogurt container?! Well that's because I crocheted a teapot around it. Using yellow and lavender acrylic yarn, I free-styled a pattern and covered both the top and bottom of an Activia yogurt container. But wait, there's more:

The top of the yogurt container/bottom of the teapot snaps off...
And hey there, it looks like there are some treats inside!
Yes indeed, there's a whole tea set in there.
The set contains four saucers with picot edging, two teacups, two cupcakes, and two wee chocolate chip cookies.
Have a spot of tea, then pack them up. The cupcakes fit in the cups, the saucers stack up nicely...
...and they all fit back into the teapot.
Tea time is over...for now...
If you would like to enter to win this handmade Tea Time Play Set, please leave a comment here. I will randomly choose a winner and the tea set will be shipped off to a new home. I will ship internationally, so go ahead and enter! The giveaway closes May 25 - good luck!

133 comments:

  1. This is totally adorable. Lalainia's little girl is obsessed with having tea parties, this would be perfect for her. You are unbelievable Jen, and just so you know you got me addicted when we were in Meet me in St. Louis, and I have blessed everyone I know with a scarf, and am not waiting for some of them to wear out so I can give them new ones. You are addictive. Elaine Lindbjerg

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  2. Love it! Leyna hopes she wins so she can have you over for tea :)

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  3. Absolutely brilliant! I definitely want in on this! Fun fun fun!!

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  4. Too cute. Thanks for the give away.

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  5. OMG - that is so adorable. My little granddaughter would just love to play with that. I'm hoping I'm a winner.
    I love discovering new crafting blogs, especailly one from Canada. I'm from Ontario.

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  6. Oh my - the cuteness and cleverness of this blows me away. Do I have to share with my daughters if I win?

    crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. That is the cutest idea I have seen in a while. I love it. The teapot/teacup love runs in my blood, it was handed down from my Nana and I am pretty sure she got it from her mother so it probably runs deeper than I even know.

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  8. Oh my goodness. My daughter is 10 weeks old today, and I'd love to have this to play tea party with her when she gets older! What an awesome idea!

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  9. OMG, so cute :)
    Now I want tea
    texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. this is really neat. I have never seen a knit tea set before. my girls put water in their tea set, so I had to take it away. this one cant hold water perfect!

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  11. This is great! At first I didn't think I would enter, but then I saw how it all packaged up so nicely and wow! It reminds me of the toys my grandma used to make for us when I was little!

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  12. Oh love the suprises inside! My youngest would absolutely love this set!
    sonja greene at very verdant dot com

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  13. That is remarkably adorable and ingenious! My kid is just starting to discover the fun of 'cooking' and sharing food. :)

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  14. Oh my gosh! I love this! What a great idea!

    sims.whitney at gmail.com

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  15. I eat alot of chobani greek yogurt! My daughter would simply love this.

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  16. That is so cute. Really, really cute.

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  17. i know a little gal i'd love to give this to! it's so sweet!

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  18. Omg, so cute! My daughter would go nutty over this. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  19. Wow, my daughter would be in heaven!!

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  20. Adorable! My daughters would love it!

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  21. Oh my goodness! I am obsessed with crochet food items and objects! And my mum is British so a spot of crochet tea is perfect! ADORABLE!!

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  22. Oh my so stinking cute! My daughters would love this set, thank you for the chance to win!!

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  23. Very sweet and clever. I love how you can store all those little surprises inside. My daughter would have so much fun with this.

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  24. i've never seen anything like this. very cool. i think my daughter would love to play with this.

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  25. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. that's ridiculously darling!

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  27. You are amazing! My middle son loves to pretend to make tea. He uses a couple of wooden bowls because I've been unable to find a not-crappy-plastic toy teapot. I bet he'd be over the moon for this! Thanks for the chance to win! (:

    eidolons AT gmail DOT com

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  28. I am loving this giveaway! What a clever idea! I would totally love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Trendymeg@msn.com

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  29. What a cute idea!! I'm all for hand made toys for my three kiddo's but ones that come with built in storage...sign me up for that great idea!!!

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  30. Oh, my niece would LOVE this! cut rope and smile at aim dot com.

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  31. This is SO COOL and I know a couple of little girls that would get this if I won! What a *great* idea. Love!

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  32. Wow! Very cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  33. That's a really nifty idea. If I don't win I might have to try making one myself, though it will probably be wonky... Thanks!

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  34. So clever! Love it!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  35. What a genius idea! Somebody is going to be having some fun tea parties . . . hoping it is me!
    yobethie at hotmail dot com

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  36. Ok, this is ADORABLE!! My niece is having a tea party themed 5th birthday next month...this would make such a great gift for her. Thanks for the chance!

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  37. I have only boys, but my oldest son's best friends are twin girls, and they would LOVE LOVE LOVE this tea set. Darling!
    footprint13@gmail.com

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  38. Are you kidding me? This is so ingenious I just have to have this!

    limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. That is super cute! Please add my name to the hat.

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  40. I'd love to win, thanks for the opportunity.
    libbystiles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Fabulous!! I would be so excited to win this tea set!

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  42. This is sooo adorable!! What a great idea!

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  43. Yogurt! Who knew it was so inspiring? Thanks for the chance.

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  44. Awesome. What a great design. I'd love to share tea parties with my wee girl with this set!

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  45. Great giveaway and such talent - you should be proud! Thanks bunches!

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  46. This is adorable! :) I have two little ladies who would LOVE to add this great set to their play kitchen! :) Fingers crossed! Michelle
    daydreambelievershop {at} gmail.com

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  47. I love tea pots! This is fabulous! How creative.

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  48. This is so cute and my girls play tea party every single day! Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  49. How adorable!! Lovely colors and it looks like tons of fun. My daughter isn't quite at the age where she'd get what this is, but my son would probably love it :P

    Since you mentioned to eat a lot of yogurt, I have to ask if you've considered making your own? Weird question probably, and you wouldn't have any more containers left to make cute things from, but you can make a gallon-of-milk's worth of yogurt in a crock pot and it's so delicious. /random suggestion :D

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  50. Oh my goodness. How cute is that! My daughters would love it. Tea time is a favorite at our house. :)

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  51. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! You are super creative.

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  52. What an adorable tea set!! So creative to put the cups and cupcakes inside.

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  53. LOVE IT! My mom collects tea pots, and this is NOT like any she has already :)

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  54. My two little toddler girls would LOVE the surprise inside your adorable teapot!

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  55. That's awesome! My daughters play tea party all the time!
    mtrand2 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. This is such a cute idea and it looks beautifully done. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. thanks for the sweet give-away!
    email in profile or
    nicmowat (AT) gmail (dot) com

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  58. What a fantastic present it would make...lovely..thanks for the chance ....btw plz come visit my blog htpp://jewelsofsayuri.blogspot.com/ to participate in my giveaway...my email jewelsofsayuri@gmail(dot)com

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  59. that's too cute! my daughter has recently gotten obsessed with tea, but at 2.5 i don't want her to have a porcelain tea set... this would be perfect for her -- especially as she is about to become a big sister any day, and feeling a little snubbed by the attention being heaped on her not-yet-born sister!

    thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. I've never seen anything like it, it's darling! :-)

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  61. Oh squeal! I have two little girls who would love this set very much.

    Thanks for the chance. :)
    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  62. Great giveaway, awesome blog, thanks!
    tonimv89@yahoo.com

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  63. wow! this is a great tea set! My daughter would love to play with it!

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  64. This is matryoshkas for teapots and cups! Clever idea!! How on earth did you manage to think of this!

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  65. I would love this for my daughter! How cute!

    mogarza at gmail dot com :)

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  66. Maria says:
    Adorable! Love it!
    (I have problems to log in with my google account today, but please let me enter the chance to your giveaway!)
    miasalas(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. I have a wonderful friend who I just met. She invited me over to her place to go through her collection of scraps to rebuild my craft supplies (they are all in storage atm) upon entering her house I noticed she has a slight addiction to tea. So I would gift this giveaway to her of I won!!

    xo Steph

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  68. Hi that is so cute - much more exciting than the pens and pipecleaners (and dust bunnies) that i keep in my old yoghurt containers!

    I'd love to win such a pretty prize - thanks for the chance!

    emma007(at)iinet(dot)net(dot)au

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  69. WOW! I am SO impressed! Clever! Thanks for the chance!

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  70. That's so cute I don't think I would let my daughters play with it. I'd have to hog it for myself when I needed a little tea time!

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  71. My 4-year-old daughter would L.O.V.E. this! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  72. Oh how awesome!! What a perfect gift for my grand baaby or grand niece. I'll have a hard time decidig who gets it. Vdry cool!!

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  73. I love this idea! 100 times better than that weird shapeless plastic toy food that is so common. I know 4 or 5 little ones that would love to play with this for hours! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  74. Oh, my goodness, that is the cutest thing EVER!!! I love it! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  75. What fun!
    Count me in please!

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  76. cute! my 3 year old with have a blast with this!
    tarynoakley@gmail.com

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  77. that is so cute, I have never seen anything quite like it... where did you find a pattern...Please enter my name in this great giveaway....

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  78. What a great toy!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  79. How cute! You are so creative!

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  80. Super cute playset! I love how you made it using the yogurt container!

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  81. this is brilliant!! i would love to have this in my preschool. the children would love it! thanks for the opportunity. ;)

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  82. Oh, I know the perfect little girl for this!!! It's so creative!!!

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  83. Clever and adorable! My two littles LOVE spending time in their play kitchen and this would be such as awesome addition! Thank you for taking part in Giveaway Day and for offering such a cool goodie. :)

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  84. OMG I think this is so great! lOVE IT! and appears to be so well done! Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

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  85. This is so cute! I know of a few kids who would love this! I would have to pick one to get it but awesome! :)

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  86. Oh that's brilliant!! My daughter would love this because she could take it to friends houses and share the tea party love! :D
    And the Angry Birds in the post below are gorgeous too. And I agree - boomerang bird never goes where I want him to either!
    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway. Have a lovely day.
    Cass

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  87. So sweet and so creative! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. This is so cute! We are not doing any plastic foods in my daughter's play kitchen...so this would be great to add to her stuff!

    sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

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  89. What a fabulous use of a yogurt container. They are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  90. oh this is so cute - can totally imagine my little guy (and gal) playing tea and singing the tea pot song

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  91. This is soooo adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!
    My girlie girl would be all over this! And I like the compactness of it!
    So special. great design. greetings from Canada
    Thanks for sharing.
    I'm sharing too
    www.latenightstamper.blogspot.com

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  93. whaaa....what! You just invent things like that?! You have mad skillz, my friend! Thanks for offering it as a give away

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  94. this is the cutest damn thing ever. I wish I could crochet. but i can't. so you'll just have to give this to me.

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  95. this tea set is just too fabulous!!
    phillandlesley at msn.com

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  96. Thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize, bring on the tea parties!

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  97. What a fun set you have created - my kindergarten kids would love playing with it in a center. Thanks for the chance to win such a cute set.
    Regards from Edmonton,
    Anna

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  98. Holy cow that is adorable! My daughter would get such a kick out of this.

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  99. You free-styled that?!?!! I cannot tell you how impressed I am. Bravo!

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  100. thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. That is just too cute. I know someone who would be a VERY grateful recipient. (: Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  102. My 4 year old daughter would have a ball with this tea set. thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. I would love this for my kitchen that I just made for my two children. What a great idea.
    mhairia77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. Wow awesome giveaway - my 2 would love it.

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  105. Oh my, this is beyond cute!!!

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  106. thanks for your beautiful giveaway!
    this set is so adorable the kids who can play with this are so lucky!

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  107. What a FANTASTIC idea! Just awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it! I have been thinking that I need to get DD a tea set but she is only 12 months old so this one would be PERFECT!

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  108. Lovely idea,cute,not breakable,hideable,perfect for my daughter.

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  109. Thanks for participating in the giveaway week! This one is fabulous!
    amy_kirchhoff(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  110. What a great idea! My girls would love this, and my heart thrills at the built in storage!
    youmustbeastranger(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  111. You are clever to come up with a lovely toy for young girls, perfect solution! It is beautiful and sure to provide loads of fun for the next tea party.

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  112. This is the cutest idea! I can't believe you're giving it away! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. Georgeous! I would like to win that. I love tea!

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  114. Thank you for the great giveaway.
    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

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  115. That is one of the cutest, most clever things I've ever seen! Way to repurpose! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  116. That's such a good idea to use a yogurt container for the teapot and I love how everything fits into the teapot. Would love to win that, I have two daughters that would love to use that stuff.

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  117. so lovely and so clever ! My girls will ove them, if I'm not too late !

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  118. what a great job! my daughter would adore this set!

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  119. oh, my goodness!! this is soooooo cute! i love toys that have compartments where you can put the little parts away inside of it - genius. my little one is only a year old, but she will love this quite soon! thanks for the chance to win!

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  120. Hello,
    How cute it that! Great!

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  121. Theresa Nelson25 May 2011 at 16:53

    Wow, that is awesome! You are so creative.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    daniel_theresa(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  122. It is really adorable. Great job making up the pattern yourself. Thanks for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

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  123. Genius! That is adorable. I know a little girl that would love that. She is three and loves tea parties. Nice job!

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  124. Too much girly stuff in this give away!!! ( I have 3 boys) but my 1 little princess would love this!!! Holy crow you are talented!!! And if you get the rest of the Angry birds figured out let us know!!! I could TOTALLY see my boys playing reality Angry birds, throwing them at those stupid pigs!!!

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