Monday, November 8, 2010

Focus On... Mrs. Dazo! {And A Giveaway!}

Mrs. Dazo is backed by Itsy, a super talented artist in Singapore. I've always wanted an abacus of my own and when I saw her necklaces, it was love at first sight! Luckily, the generous Itsy has offered one of her abacus necklaces to one of you! Read on to learn more about Itsy and to see how to enter the giveaway. :)

Tell me some basic info about yourself.
my name is itsy and i've freed myself from the rat race to do arts and crafts and to sell my products online. i also love vintage stuff and i can stare at things i like for hours.

{light blue heart locket}

What kind of mediums do you use and why?
i like using vintage items and combining it something new. in this store, i have this abacus on a brand new chain. it's something that extends even to the way i fix my home. i have vintage and antique cabinets with a really modern couch in my living room. i have vintage bowls in my modern kitchen. perhaps it's the contrast of something old and something new that makes it interesting for me.

{vintage miniature ship}

What made you decide to sell on etsy?
at first, i decided to sell on etsy just to support my hobby of making little things. i didn't realise that i could actually make some extra money too!

{the three worms, the butterfly and the mushroom ring}

Where do you get your inspiration?
i get my inspiration from everywhere. people i talk to, going to the market, fashion, nature. i am most inspired though when it rains. rain makes me happy. a lot of my inspiration i get, too, from something my husband always tell me - "do things only if it makes you happy".
What is your favorite music to craft by?
funny, i need silence when i work. so no music when i work.

{vintage russian watch - free shipping!}

When it's cold outside...
...it only means i must be in another country.

When I'm hungry...
...i know what time it is. and i eat.
When I need a boost...
...i work out.

{the kitty necklace}

I wish I was/were...
taller. and thinner.

{fish out of water necklace}

If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be...
...peace of mind. if they want a wrapped present, i would give chocolate. it will alter their mood in a most wonderful way :)

{margarita chinoiserie clutch}

If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be...
...coffee farmers. i may get some insight on why coffee is so ridiculously priced sometimes.

{vintage kangaroo pouch}

If you were an animal, what would you be?
sloth :) 
What's your favorite piece of your own?
my bags. every single one of them :)

{pink tote}

What are your favorite blogs/websites right now?
i love visiting fashion websites for inspiration, too! mostly the french designers. one of the blogs i really love is paulo coehlo's blog.

{the queen necklace}

You can find Itsy at
her handmade shop,
and her vintage shop.


Itsy has awesomely offered to give away an abacus necklace (winner chooses color) to a lucky reader!


- To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader. -
- Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. -
- Please leave separate comments for each entry. - 

First entry (mandatory):
Head over to Mrs. Dazo and tell me your favorite item!

Extra entries (optional):
- Heart Mrs. Dazo on Etsy.
- Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
- Follow me on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link. 

Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time November 16, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on November 17, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Itsy will ship anywhere in the world!

159 comments:

  1. Vintage Love i really like that
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  2. i have them as a fav on etsy as Amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  3. Katie Hanson @ichbinseins on twitter as Amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  4. i like u on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  5. I am a follower. I liked the light blue abacus necklace.

    www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com

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  6. I LOVE the Red Rose Ring.
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  7. I LIKE Kate&Oli on FB
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  8. Following! (I really am,even if it doesn't show up to you...i'm following privately)

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  9. hearted itsy's shop - so many things i love!

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  10. Oops wrong order haha. My favorite item is the queen crown. I added it to my faves and will probably buy when I get spare cash.

    Natalily_3@yahoo.com

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  11. Love this!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59526104/rose-heart-locket
    Heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

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  12. i hearted her shop
    Heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

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  13. luv their vintage watch.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  14. hearted you on etsy.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  15. already an email subscriber.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  16. follow you on twitter as sherri2345.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  17. tweeted your message on twitter as sherri2345.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  18. my fave is the gold nest ring, I just hope it's smaller so it can fit my tiny finger :)

    judithchen@live.com

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  19. liked kate&oli on facebook (judith chen)

    judithchen@live.com

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  20. subscribed kate&oli newsletter

    judithchen@live.com

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  21. hearted mrs.dazo on etsy

    judithchen@live.com

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  22. My favorite is the Red Abacus Necklace, My next favorite is the Vintage Cameo Pendant.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  23. I Heart Mrs. Dazo on Etsy


    clenna at aol dot com

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  24. I Signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.


    clenna at aol dot com

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  25. I Like Kate and Oli on Facebook.


    clenna at aol dot com

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  26. amazing giveaway. i love everything! especially

    -Light Blue Heart Locket
    -Bilingual Roses
    -Vintage Sunglasses

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  27. I like the Light Green Velvet Purse, it's very classy and the green is such an elegant color. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  28. I'm an email subscriber, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  29. I love the The Yellow Rose Ring
    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  30. Added your button to my blog
    http://luckyfinds-shareapic.blogspot.com/

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  31. I follow you via Google Friend Connect!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]otmail[dot]com

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  32. One of my favorite items from Mrs. Dazo's Shop is
    her "Vintage Love" Necklace...
    Again, many thanks!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  33. followwing you on twitter as @millette05
    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  34. I "Hearted" Mrs. Dazo's Etsy Shop...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  35. Also, I am an email subscriber to Kate and Oli!
    Merci, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  36. Liked you on facebook (emiliana sison)
    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  37. I follow you on Twitter!
    "Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/1865189561475072.
    Merci beaucoup...
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  38. I "Like" Kate and Oli on Facebook...
    Many thanks to you!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  39. My fav item from Mrs. Dazo's Etsy shop is the "Polka Dotted Tote" so gorgeous!

    (I also follow you with GFC as 'sunset studies') Thank you!

    louise_gillies(at)hotmail dot com

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  40. I am signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.

    (I also follow you with GFC as 'sunset studies') Thank you!

    louise_gillies(at)hotmail dot com

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  41. I hearted Mrs. Dazo's Etsy shop. Username: sunsetstudies.

    (I also follow you with GFC as 'sunset studies') Thank you!

    louise_gillies(at)hotmail dot com

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  42. I'd love to have the Vintage Wooden Thread Spools. Box of 12. Black Thread to add to my collection of vintage sewing notions.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  43. Wow, those are very cool — I love that abacus :D

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  44. I love long, big necklaces so Vintage love immediately caught my eye. The key and the heart are lovely!

    My email is svlara(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I love the Chunky Beadees Necklace
    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

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  46. I Heart Mrs. Dazo on Etsy. senasagani
    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

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  47. I Like Kate and Oli on Facebook - Sena Slc
    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

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  48. I love the Brass Nest Ring and I follow via gfc

    erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. my favorite item is vintage love! beautiful!
    isollea at gmail.com

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  50. i hearted her shop.
    isollea at gmail.com

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  51. I love the kitty necklace! Can never have enough cat memorabilia.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  52. I hearted on etsy as bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  53. Love your Abacus Necklaces. They are so cute

    zuzusworld@gmail.com

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  54. Hearted Mrs. Dazo on Etsy.

    zuzusworld@gmail.com.com

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  55. I love the mushroom and the three worms ring. It's amazing. And I love the red abacus :)

    la_fille_danse_@hotmail.com

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  56. My favorite item is the Bunny Rabbit Necklace.

    violettarakic at gmail dot com

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  57. I follow you via GFC and I LOVE The Kitty Necklace! <3

    isztarv@o2.pl
    http://by-shenny.blogspot.com/

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  58. I joined the e-mail subscription.

    isztarv@o2.pl
    http://by-shenny.blogspot.com/

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  59. I added your button on the right sidebar of my blog.

    isztarv@o2.pl
    http://by-shenny.blogspot.com/

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  60. I love the Rose Heart Locket - though I really love it all.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  61. I "heart" Mrs. Dazo on ETSY

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com
    ETSY username: 2Cats4Me

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  62. I subscribe to your mailing list.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  63. I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See and I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/2Cats2See/status/2056606141382656

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  64. I'm a facebook fan.

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  65. This shop has the most fantastic rings...I love the teacup birdbath ring, and loved reading the description.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  66. I get your emails
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  67. I hearted the shop (jhbalvin)
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  68. I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect
    My favourite items are the royal blue abacus pendant and the vintage kangaroo.
    Marta
    martaplayita at gmail dot com
    http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com/

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  69. I’ve signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list with martaplayita at gmail dot com
    http://abilingualbb.blogspot.com/

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  70. gorgeous items! my favorite is the queen necklace. i love the tote bags too. what a great shop.

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  71. I follow your blog as Emily R.

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  72. I love the Rose Heart Locket

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  73. Tough to pick, but I love the vintage watches! Especially the Cbez Band - doniree at gmail dot com

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  74. I love The Three Worms, The Butterfly and The Mushroom. Enter me!


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  75. I Like Kate and Oli on Facebook (Ana Belén R M)


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  76. Following on twitter (@fisiwoman) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/status/2129613669007360


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  77. Thanks for hosting this! I'm a new follower. I love the margarita clutch. Though I'm a huge fan of the abacus necklace -- so clever!

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  78. I follow your blog :)
    I LOVE the abacus necklaces in all the colors. So unique!

    Cherie

    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  79. I've added Mrs. Dazo etsy shop to my favorites!
    username: genkipanda
    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  80. Love the The Three Worms, The Butterfly and The Mushroom! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. Hearted the shop @ohmydarlingvintage

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  82. I follow with GFC
    I love the The Queen Necklace and the Vintage Kangaroo Brooch and the The Kitty Necklace and the list can go on forever..:)
    abstufftobuy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I like the Vintage Love key necklace
    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  84. email subscriber
    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  85. blog follower via gfc as khrista porcadilla.
    favorite item is the gold nest ring.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  86. twitter follower as bellekhris and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/bellekhris/status/2336430869188608

    khrisocubillo a tyahoo dot com

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  87. Thank you for this blog post, Katie. I really appreciate it! Can't wait to mail the giveaway to your winner :D

    ! itsy

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  88. i like Light Blue Abacus Necklace

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  89. My favourite item from the shop is the Vintage Craba Watch.
    smerkow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I love the Jade pendant. nursetoes@gmail.com

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  91. I heart the Mrs. Danzo on etsy. nursetoes@gmail.com

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  92. I signed up for the newsletter. nursetoes@gmail.com

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  93. following you on twitter. nursetoes@gmail.com

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  94. I think I'm in love with the tree of life pendant here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/39994861/tree-of-life-pendant

    My contact: cole.wardell@gmail.com

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  95. And, I hearted Mrs. Dazo on Etsy (my username is colewardell, if you need proof!)

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  96. I think the bilingual roses are pretty neat!

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  97. I like you on facebook

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  98. on your mailing list

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  99. I like a lot this:http://www.etsy.com/listing/54418464/vintage-kangaroo-brooch

    igea777#gmail.com

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  100. Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list as :igea777@gmail.com

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  101. Like Kate and Oil on facebook and display giveaway on my wall here:http://www.facebook.com/kateandoli?v=wall#!/profile.php?id=1349180135

    igea777@gmail.com

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  102. Heart Mrs. Dazo on Etsy as "greenray"
    igea777#gmail.com

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  103. I am already your follower on Twitter as:#wolfsrain777
    igea777@gmail.com

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  104. My favorite itemis the vintage miniature ship ( :

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  105. Following your blog and I am just adore the Vintage Miniature Ship!!! Great creation!!!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  106. I Hearted Mrs. Dazo on Etsy! (oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. I am already Fan of Kate and Oli on Facebook!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. Melody.DuVal[at]gmail[dot[com

    My favorite is the magical key

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  109. Melody.DuVal[at]gmail[dot[com

    Hearted Mrs. Dazo on etsy (I'm www.everybodyelse.etsy.com)

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  110. Melody.DuVal[at]gmail[dot[com

    Following you on twitter (everybodyelse01)

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  111. Melody.DuVal[at]gmail[dot[com

    Liked Kate & Oli on facebook

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  112. I LOVE the abacus necklaces, especially the blue one!!!

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  113. I like the Bird Cage Ring.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  114. I love the 'Vintage Cameo Ring".

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  115. I heart Mrs. Dazo on Etsy.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  116. I am a follower of yours on twitter and I have posted:

    http://twitter.com/alionandalamb/status/3040103685431296

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  117. I am now an email subscriber!

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  118. I like your page on Facebook.

    alionandalamb at aol dot com

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  119. I love the Maneki Neko Lucky Necklace.
    following gfc
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  120. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 and my favourite item is the 'Rose Heart Locket'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  121. I hearted the store on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  122. I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  123. I'm a fan of Kate & Oli on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  124. I tweeted about it:

    http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/3306520880087040

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  125. I liked Kate and Oli on fbook :)

    (web address is /a.c.wardell)

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  126. My favorite item from the shop is the bird cage ring.

    poppyy.poppyy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  127. I love the Vintage Filigree Brooch!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  128. I heart her etsy shop as gracewong1!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  129. I'm already subscribed to your mailing list!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  130. twitter follower (gracewong1) and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/gracewong1/status/3924379750633472

    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  131. blogged:
    http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekly-giveaways-wk-29.html
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  132. button (all the way down)
    http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  133. I like you on facebook as Grace Wong!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  134. i like the rose heart necklace and
    queen necklace

    superb givaway
    naveenstyle@gmail.com

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  135. i posted about your give away on my blogs

    http://smsjar.blogspot.com/2010/11/give-away.html

    naveenstyle@gmail.com

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  136. My favorite item is The Pink Rose Universe Ring. How extraordinary! I do love all the necklaces too, though.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  137. Hearted the shop. My username is magnolica.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  138. I've subscribed to the mailing list.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  139. Following, and tweeted: http://twitter.com/my_wunderkammer/status/4277047929077760

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  140. Your button is on my blog: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/index.html

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  141. I like you on FB, my username is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  142. Blogged: http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/101115_38.html

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  143. Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest http://www.etsy.com/listing/61260715/the-turtle-in-the-garden-ring

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  144. Hi, I already fan of you in FB name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  145. I twit here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/4328377653661697

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  146. I really like the bunny rabbit necklace!!

    :)

    aleytac at hotmail dot com

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  147. I heart Mrs Dazo on etsy!

    aleytac at hotmail dot com

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  148. I love the Rose Heart Locket and I am a follower.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  149. I heart Mrs. Dazo on Etsy (kiddo47).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  150. I'm on your mailing list.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  151. I follow you on Twitter @kiddo47 and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/kiddo47/status/4518605005787136

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  152. Your button is on my blog on the Links page.

    http://kiddomerriweather.blogspot.com

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  153. I'm a FB fan. (Suzanne Gregg)

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  154. I really like the vintage love necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57417932/vintage-love

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