Nov 11, 2012

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #8 and Rural Revolution Soaps Giveaway!


With over 200 diverse and compelling blog posts this week, I was hard-pressed to select just a few to feature. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their stories, pictures, talents and passions with us through their blogs. ♥
Featured Blogs
Featured bloggers are welcome display the Clever Chicks "Featured” button on their blogs!
 One More Time Events' Sweater Christmas trees are such a clever idea! Every year for the past four or five, I have made a styrofoam cone tree using different objects and materials and now I know what this year's will look like!

Little Homestead on the Hill shared some sweet, childhood memories and the beautiful honey jar that was passed down from her grandmother.
  
Treat and Trick, shares a very interesting bread-making technique for
Lacha Paratha, a layered, wheat bread.

Tilly's Nest  shares her insights on the Birds and Bees, a chicken-keeper's
entrée into the world of  honey bees.
Clever Chicks Blog Hop #8
You’re invited to LINK UP!
Do you have a clever blog post to share with us this week? We’d love to read it!
Despite the title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
The Chicken Chick
How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips, stories, Pinterest projects/recipes you’ve tried, Etsy store creation, posts about your chickens, farm animals or other pets, whatever you choose- BE CLEVER!

Use the direct link to your blog post, not to your blog’s home page. We want to be able to find your clever post!

If you have trouble linking up, the following two tips should help OR, feel free to email me the URL to your post and I will add it for you! Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com
1. Add the link to this Clever Chicks Blog Hop to your blog FIRST, before submitting your link to the hop or the link tool won't work.
2. Utilize the 'Try here" option if you have done #1 without success.
3. Changing browsers may help.
Featured Blogs
My favorite posts will be FEATURED on Clever Chicks next week! I will also share the Featured blog posts on my Facebook page, The Chicken Chick, pin them to my Pinterest board “Clever Chicks” AND the featured bloggers are welcome post the Clever Chicks "Featured” button on their blogs!
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Thank you to the ladies of Rural Revolution for sponsoring this week's hop!


109 comments :

  1. Barbara Falzone11/11/12, 11:52 PM

    Hi Kathy!  Thanks for hosting this giveaway.  Count me in, I follow on GFC.  

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  2. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:32 AM

    You're IN Barbara! Good luck!

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  3. Thanks for the feature and hosting each week! Unfortunately your button isn't showing up  when I tried to post it on my blog..

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  4. Marci Vaughn11/12/12, 5:34 AM

    Good morning, Kathy!  What a lovely giveaway...  'Hope my name is drawn!  Thank you for hosting.  -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    @google-e5c8fc946529bc529f695aee41982c49:disqus 

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  5. 20somethingallergies11/12/12, 9:18 AM

    Thanks for hosting Kathy!
    This week, I’m sharing a GAPS Intro Quick Guide to help everyone remember what foods go with which stages and when to start them. I hope it’s helpful to some of your readers too!
    GAPS Intro Quick Guidehttp://www.20somethingallergies.com/gaps-intro-quick-guide-for-gaps-intro-stages/

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  6. Thank you for hosting the link party and your invitation...Imma browse around now :)

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  7. Already  subscribed. :) LOVE your blog/site. SOOO helpfull. Would love to participate in this giveaway. :)

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  8. I follow... & LOVE ur blog!!! Got u on my Pinterest & I'm CRAZY about chickens!  :)

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  9. Martin Bammann11/12/12, 9:59 AM

    I love your blog and Facebook page! Now that the kids are grown I am planning my dream of having a self sufficient homestead, somewhere for the grandchildren to come and play.

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  10. I follow you through an RSS feed at MyYahoo. LOVE your blog!

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  11. The soaps look lovely :)

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  12. Kathy,
    Thank you so much for choosing "Vintage Honey Jar" for one of your featured  posts this week :)  I'm so honored to be featured when there were so many wonderful posts to choose from!

    I always enjoy reading your blog and this blog hop has become one of my favorites! Keep up the great work!

    PS: I would love a chance at the giveaway :)

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  13. Great giveaway - count me in!  I'm a faithful follower!

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  14. ImSoVintage Laura Walker11/12/12, 11:04 AM

    Hi Kathy, I am a new follower. Thanks for the invitation. I have tried linking up, but it is not letting me. Never had this problem before. :)
    Laura

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  15. love your blog, and am subscribed. have to confess, i take ALOT of notes from you, as im bound and determined to get some girls in the spring. you are my GO TO for chickens.:) thank you for the giveaway. good luck all, and happy thanksgiving to all. a bit early, but better early than never....

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  16. I'm following through GFC and my RSS feed. Those soaps look aewesome!

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  17. Thanks for another fun party :)

    Michelle

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  18. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:12 PM

    They ARE awesome! Thanks for following, Eliza and good luck!

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  19. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:13 PM

    Thanks for linking up, Michelle!

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  20. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:13 PM

    That's nice of you to say, Susan. You're going to LOVE chicken-keeping!

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  21. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:16 PM

    These Hog Wash soaps are wonderful!

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  22. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 12:17 PM

    Hi Laura. Sorry for the technical difficulty. I can change the HTML code and maybe that will help, but for this week, if you'd like to email me your link, I can add it for you. Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com Sorry for the aggravation and thank you for letting me know about the glitch!

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  23. Wow, it took me 1 hour to get to the bottom to comment.  I found some really fun sites to follow.  Thanks for this... I already follow your site.  Jonni at kdaarch@msn.com

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  24. Stephanie Carlson11/12/12, 1:39 PM

    Hi Kathy! WOW - great blog hop! Thank you for hosting. Have a terrific week!

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  25. I'd love to win the soap! I'm a follower on GFC :)

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  26. Thank you. I appreciate the invite

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  27. Jen the CraftinCowgirl11/12/12, 8:48 PM

    Hi!  I am a faithful email subscriber :)  Thank you so much for the giveaway!  Love your blog!!

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  28. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:49 PM

    HI Jen! Thanks for taking the journey with me! And good luck in the giveaway!

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  29. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:52 PM

    Thank you, Pricilla!

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  30. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:53 PM

    Thanks for following, Laurie and good luck in the giveaway!

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  31. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:54 PM

    Thanks for following and good luck!

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  32. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:54 PM

    Hi Stephanie! Thanks for linking up again, I'm looking forward to reading your post!

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  33. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:55 PM

    LOL, that's great! Thanks for following and good luck in the giveaway, Jonni! ☺

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  34. TheChickenChick11/12/12, 10:56 PM

    You're IN, Wendy and thanks for being with me in my blogging journey. ♥

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  35. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:02 AM

    Hi Lisa! My pleasure to have featured you. ♥

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  36. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:02 AM

    They smell amazing too!

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  37. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:02 AM

    Thank you Helen!

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  38. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:03 AM

    Thanks so much Martin. I look forward to hearing about how your homestead takes shape!

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  39. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:04 AM

    Thank you Deborah!

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  40. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:04 AM

    You're IN Sarah, good luck!

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  41. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:05 AM

    Thanks so much for linking up, it's nice to have you with us!

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  42. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:06 AM

    Hi Marci! Thank you for participating and good luck!

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  43. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 1:07 AM

    Would you like me to email it to you? It's just a jpg image.

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  44.  Thank you for hosting. Have a great week!

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  45. Valery Green11/13/12, 8:02 AM

    I've been following you on Facebook for a while, but finally joined your Blog today!

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  46. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 8:09 AM

    Thanks for following, Valery adn good luck in the Rural Revolution Giveaway!

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  47. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 8:10 AM

    Thanks for linking up, Ambreen!

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  48. I'm following you with google blogs!  Would Love to win!

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  49. Stephanie Dunsdon11/13/12, 9:33 AM

    Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and the invite to your linky party. I linked up and I am now following. Have a lovely day!
     
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  50. Trisha Phillips11/13/12, 11:08 AM

    Thank you so much for inviting me to this great party!!

    ~Trisha

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  51. Kristin McDonald11/13/12, 11:35 AM

    What a great giveaway! I receive your emails

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  52. thanks for stopping by and leaving an invitation. you're adorable! :)

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  53. Thanks for hosting a giveaway. I really enjoy your blog and follow via email.

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  54. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 4:13 PM

    Thank you Elizabeth and good luck!

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  55. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 4:16 PM

    You're so sweet, thank you! I appreciate you linking up with the Clever Chicks. :)

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  56. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 4:18 PM

    Good luck Kristin! Thanks for participating!

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  57. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 4:18 PM

    Thank YOU for linking up, Trisha!

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  58. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 4:28 PM

    Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for partying with us!! I hope you'll join us again next week. ☺

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  59. TheChickenChick11/13/12, 4:28 PM

    Thanks for following, Megan and good luck!

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  60. Patricia Reitz11/13/12, 5:16 PM

    Hi Kathy - thank you for visiting and inviting me to join your awesome party.  There are so many new blogs to visit :).  Have a great week!  

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  61. I subscribe to your rss feed with Google reader.
    Gingeroo616 at AOL dotcom

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  62. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I follow your blog and look forward to my daily emails. They're so informative (and entertaining).

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  63. Great Blog...glad I found you.

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  64. Sounds interesting! Thank you for having fun giveaways!

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  65. Always fun & information reading.  Thanks!

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  66. Jori Jeppson11/14/12, 9:02 AM

    I am now a follower!  Very fun linky!

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  67. chalkbuttepottery11/14/12, 11:39 AM

    Can

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  68. chalkbuttepottery11/14/12, 11:39 AM

    Cant wait to look at all these blogs! cool stuff!

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  69. Nicole Willoughby11/14/12, 3:15 PM

    Hi, thanks for the invite! :)

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  70. Hi Kathy, please enter me in your giveaway. I love reading what you have to say. 

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  71. Hello! Thankyou for this giveaway and i love your blog. You really know your stuff :) 

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  72. I can't post :(

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  73. Thank you so much Kathy for hosting and featuring me this week on the blog hop.  I am honored.  It has been so much fun discovering new blogs through the hop!  Have a wonderful evening!

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  74. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:24 PM

    My pleasure! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

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  75. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:25 PM

    Thanks Wendy and good luck!

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  76. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:25 PM

    You're in, Wendy!

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  77. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:25 PM

    Thanks for joining us, Nicole!

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  78. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:30 PM

    I KNOW! So much talent showcased on one page, I love it!

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  79. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:31 PM

    Thanks Whitney! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  80. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:32 PM

    Thanks for linking up, Jori! Nice to have you with us. :)

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  81. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:32 PM

    Thank you Julie. :)

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  82. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:33 PM

    Thank you Coleen, I'm happy you did too!

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  83. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:33 PM

    My pleasure Martha. Thanks for being a long time follower. :)

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  84. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:36 PM

    Thanks for following, Ginger and good luck in the giveaway!

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  85. TheChickenChick11/14/12, 9:38 PM

    Hi Patricia! Thanks so much for linking up, it's nice to have you with us!

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  86. I'm a new follower!

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  87. TheChickenChick11/15/12, 12:00 AM

    Hi Anne! Thank you for joining me, it's nice to have you here!

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  88. Theresa Begin11/15/12, 3:35 AM

    Thanks so much, Kathy,  for the invitation!! What a beautiful blog!!  cam linked up and I also hope I signed for a chance at your lovely give away!! New Follower add, as well.  Thanks so much.
    Many Blessings,
    Theresa@Shoestring Elegnace

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  89. I subscribe to you via email!

    faydra6@gmail.com

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  90. joely pentlow11/15/12, 2:13 PM

    Hogwash soaps look fab! Please enter me in to the giveaway :-)

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  91. TheChickenChick11/15/12, 5:26 PM

    You got it, Joely!

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  92. TheChickenChick11/15/12, 5:26 PM

    Thanks for participating, Christine and good luck!

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  93. Melissa Peason11/15/12, 8:44 PM

    OK- Thank you for the invite. I havet tried several times to link up and cannot succeed at it. Let me know what the trick to your blog is. I am haveing a great look around.
    Melissa
    www.kidsandcanningjars.blogspot.com

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  94. Thanks for all the info!

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  95. Your blog and facebook page are wonderful. Informative and fun at the same time. Keep it coming.

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  96. Thanks for having this amazing giveaway.. Please enter me in the giveaway! :D

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  97. Carolyn Miller11/16/12, 11:31 AM

    Yumm..some soap scents I haven't tried!

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  98. Evelyn @ My Turn (for us)11/16/12, 7:43 PM

    Thanks for the invite:)  I linked several posts and followed via Facebook and GFC:)
    Hope your week is filled with Blessings.

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  99. Tanya Payzant11/17/12, 7:27 AM

    Thank you so much for the invite, Kathy.  I'm linking up my body lotion.  :)  Following you via GFC andn FB!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  100. Thanks so much for inviting me to the hop!

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  101. TheChickenChick11/17/12, 1:26 PM

    Hi Melissa! I'm sorry you're having trouble linking up. Did you try clicking on the "TRY HERE" option that is in pink right below the "Next Step" button on the link-up area?
    If you can't do it or don't want to try again, please email me your link and I will be happy to add it for you! Thanks for your patience and persistence! Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  102. TheChickenChick11/17/12, 1:26 PM

    FUN! Thanks for linking up, Tanya, I can't wait to read your post!

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  103. TheChickenChick11/17/12, 1:27 PM

    Thank YOU for partying with us, Tracey! Have a great weekend!

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  104. Alexandra Diebels11/17/12, 1:50 PM

    Thank you for the invite! I linked up the Tufting Tutorial! <3
    www.indesignerjeans.blogspot.com

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  105. TheChickenChick11/18/12, 5:57 PM

    Thanks for linking up, Alexandra! I'm looking forward to reading your post!

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