Monday, 6 May 2013

Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!

Today is the start of one of the most anticipated days in crafty blogland, Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. It's a chance to thank the blogging community for their great support, as well as bribe new visitors with a shiny gift. I've received some wonderful goodies over the last two years, and I'm happy to pay it forward.


I started this blog almost two years ago, as a way of sharing my crafty projects after moving away from my hometown. These projects usually involve quilting or felt crafts. This year, I've tried to focus on sharing the patterns for my cute and weird projects. I won't take up your time with a long description. Enjoy these images instead.

Patterns I've posted recently (most of them completely free!)
Details on the Tutorials & Patterns page.

 A few of the patterns coming up over the next few months!

This week I'm celebrating the launch of my second quilt block pattern, Sir Robot! This block finishes at 14" x 12" and comes with accessories: a heart, gears, and a selection of mustaches. Earlier this year, I posted my first quilting pattern, a fire hydrant!

Robot pattern available through Craftsy HERE   /   Fire hydrant available through Craftsy HERE


Prize #1 - Robot inspired bundle
Sir Robot quilt block pattern + 4 fat quarters

Prize #2 - Fire hydrant inspired bundle
Fire hydrant quilt block pattern + 4 fat quarters

These are quarter metres, not quarter yards. They are slightly bigger... except for the Pepper colour, which ended up a few cm short. I will throw in some extra goodies to make up for it.

Anyone, anywhere, can participate. All you have to do is let me know what urban element you would  most like to see as a quilt block. It can be anything! Telephone poles? Intersections? Gas pumps? Your favourite road sign? Let me know in the comments. (Please ensure you also leave a way to contact you if you win.)

Followers of Slair's Lair get an extra entry! Just leave an additional comment to that effect.

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for all your great comments!

359 comments:

  1. Sewer grates. :) Thanks for the giveaway, MC! Lucky number 1?

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  2. I think a One Way sign would be pretty cool. =) Thanks for a chance to win.

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  3. Vintage gas pumps would be really fun! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!!

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  4. Is the drive in theater too big?

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  5. I would love to see street signs, thanks for the chance to win

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win! How about a stop sign?

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  7. I would love to see vintage lamp posts!

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  8. Maybe a stoplight or buildingscape could be cute. Thanks for hosting this.

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  9. A school would probably be cute. Thanks for the Giveaway! linhs4real@aol.com

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  10. Vintage door knobs of different types would be neat.

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  11. Like Kate, I also like buildingscape. Thanks!
    modernmarketingmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. The NYE disco ball in Times Square.

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  13. Street lamps from different eras would be interesting. :)

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  14. Railroad signs would be great for my boy who loves trains!

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  15. A raccoon! Well, they're wild-urban... :D

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  16. I am following you. *follow*

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  17. shop signs would be interesting as a quilt.

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  18. sport stuff - playing fields, balls, helmets ...

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  19. How about a sign that says SLOW. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. A railroad crossing would be cool.

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  21. a billboard would be cool... especially if you could find larger prints to be the "advertising" part.

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  22. Definitely a red phone box like they used to have in England!

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  23. OMG i love your tutorials!! i'm all into raccoon applique! glad i found you, following!!

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  24. I love the turtle crossing signs. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I would love to see a pretty park bench done up as a quilt block. :)

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  26. I'd love to see playground equipment. I think that a few different blocks (swings, slide, etc.) would make a really cute quilt.

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  27. street tile signs, you know the ones where the names of streets are ceramic tiles embedded in the concrete at intersections - that would be fun!

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  28. Fun giveaway and billboards would be neat!

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  29. Manhole covers!

    Thanks for this chance!

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  30. street lamps I guess. julia.glotova (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. Oh I love the Sir Robot. A railroad sign would be fun.

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  32. Man hole covers would be cool!! atabanana29@gmail.com

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  33. Cute thingies! I'd pick the robot, it's a cutie.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  34. Do not enter sign. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  35. No trespassing or manhole covers. Love the giveaway!

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  36. I like funny road signs -- like the ones that must be custom-made to warn drivers of a particularly crazy twisty road! :)

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  37. I follow your blog in my reader! :)

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  38. This is a fun question,.. how about an airport sign?

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  39. How about a red double-decker bus a la London? mcglen8 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. In New Hamphsire they have moose crossing signs.
    bethbimber(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Oh a stop sign or other road sign would be cute!

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  42. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. I would think a park bench would be neat. :)

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  44. gates or archways would both be cool

    goiahawks-at-gmail-dotcom

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  45. I think that playground would be cool

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  46. Hmmm - I guess I would love to see a set of doors and windows. And a piece of Twizzler licorice - yum!

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  47. a stopsign would be neat!

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  48. You have such great giveaways. What about Thomas the Train quilt block? It just seems that these little kids are getting books and puzzles about him. I have a great grandson and was hoping to make him a train block wallhanging. It is just a thought. Thank you for all that you share with us and for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveway. Hoping to win. It just feels so good and loved to see an unexpected package in your mailbox.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  49. how about man hole covers? They are ubiquitous.

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  50. Been following since i found your felt dice.

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  51. Railroad crossing signs.

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  52. An 18 wheeler or a metal garbage can!

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  53. graffiti? or urban chicken?

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  54. I would love to see the iconic British phone box (fast disappearing over here) as a quilt block. Great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  55. Do not Enter.
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  56. Different state highway signs. Like WA State has the head of George Washington with the road # on it. Always makes me giggle. ;)

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  57. A yield sign would be neat to do.

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  58. Thank you for the chance to win. Hmm how about old tractors?

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  59. Thanks for the chance! I'd love to see a skyline reproduced in a quilt - maybe I should design one!

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  60. Street signs and mail boxes. Maybe find ones from different countries.

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  61. I'd love a dead end sign

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  62. JCB diggers and holes in the street. There seem to be a lot round where we live.

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  63. I love sewing notions and things quilty in quilt blocks.

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  64. Skyscrapers would be pretty cool!
    Thanks for the chance to win (from a fellow Albertan) :)
    jgemeroy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Also following via Google - Joanne G. - jgemeroy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Something to do with trains, My lil man loves trains.

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  67. I'd love a pattern for a park bench. The robot is pretty darn cute.

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  68. Just added you to my Blogger dashboard to follow your blog.

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  69. I would love to see typewriters, computers or telephones...
    Thank for the giveaway!
    saruqa at gmail dot com

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  70. I would like the "curve ahead" road signs. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  71. Such adorable patterns~ I'd love a series of cars/trucks for little boys.

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  72. I'd love to see the Chicago Skyline in a quilt.

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  73. How about a watch for deer sign? Nice!

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  74. I'd love to see an old fashioned parking meter or a ferry boat!

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  75. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance!

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  76. I think rows of different city shops would be interesting.

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  77. oohh fun! I love the old people road sign, it's brilliant!

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  78. an orange traffic cone.

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  79. Phone booth! They're kind of a relic at this point.

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  80. I think old fashioned street lamps would be a really cool block!

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  81. I'm a new follower too :)

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  82. Ooo,I think street signs would be neat. Great ideas-lots of creativity here!

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  83. Old fashion Telephones would be nice

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  84. I am a new follower. Love your patterns

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  85. Trolley Car would be great.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  86. Just found your site and have become a follower

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  87. Street lamps and street signs would be fun!

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  88. Road signs can be fun! Thank you!

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  89. A stoplight would be cool Thanks for chance to win.

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  90. Street signs would be good! Stop, RR and the one with the truck stuck on the tracks...that one always cracks me up!

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  91. I would like to see a falling leaves quilt block.

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  92. Street signs or maybe a garbage truck.

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  93. I think a stoplight would be cool!

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  94. HI! I'M THINKING LATTICE FENCES WITH VARIED FLOWERS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  95. I'd love to see the street sign which shows people crossing the street

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  96. A block depicting a road sign would be good.

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  97. I'd love to work with bridges!

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  98. I would love to see an old fashioned light post!

    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  99. I am a follower

    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  100. A traffic light would be cool.. awesome giveaway by the way!

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  101. You don't see these anymore, but a telephone booth.

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  102. I think it would be cool to see a telephone booth. =) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. I think a traffic light would be colorful

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  104. No entry. Perfect for my daughter's room :-)

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  105. How about a railroad crossing?? Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  106. The little light for pedestrians, I always think that's super cute!

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  107. Street signs would be cool. Lamp posts too!

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  108. sewer grate would be neat!

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  109. I think more Dr who stuff!

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  110. Rail road tracks and c rossing signs. Very cute felt projects.

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  111. I still love traffic lights! In Syracuse, NY in the Irish section of the city, they have a traffic light with GREEN on top - I think the only one in the United States.

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  112. I am a new follower, and I loved finding out that Racoons are the new black!

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  113. Street signs I think. There are some really awesome signs out there. Some hilarious looking ones too!

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  114. Thanks for the chance to win! Personally, I love British telephone boxes and 50s police boxes. :)

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  115. Pay telephones, or city sky lines. Thanks!

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  116. I would like to see a neon sign

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  117. Bridge silhouettes would be super cool. I like the idea of different city skylines, too.

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  118. I am loving me some lighthouses!

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  119. a road sign quilt would be so cool

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  120. I'd love to see funky street road signs!

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  121. "Children at play" sign. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  122. English telephone booths or light poles. Thanks!

    shern9@hotmail.com

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  123. thank you for the chance! I think I would like to see a washing machine.

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  124. Old fashioned street lights would be cool!

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  125. I love road signs, especially ones from out of the states.

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  126. How about a traffic light?

    senstrings [at] yahoo.com

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  127. I think a Yield sign would be neat!

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  128. Someone else said sewer grates-- yes! For the Ninja Turtles! :)

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  129. Any kind of street sign would be great!

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  130. What about a gas meter! I love your creations!

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  131. Hmmm....building number plates. I think that would be totally amazing.

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  132. urban items. huh. cool. one of those mini book libraries converted from a phone booth!! thanks for the chance to win some fab fabric!

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  133. I think a U-turn sign would be cool.

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  134. I am a follower! :) Thanks for the chance to win.. love the fabrics. xo

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  135. Flower boxes or snow shovels.

    mcclelland@sympatico.ca

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  136. Picnic tables with umbrellas!

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  137. Would love a "Yield" sign.

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  138. How about those "No pooping dog" signs...just kidding! I like the idea of a lamppost that someone posted earlier. Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  139. I think one of the big Mailboxes would be fun! Thanks!!

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  140. I think it would be so fun to see a quilt block for a park bench.

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  141. A lamp post would be cool! Or a pedestrian crossing sign. THanks
    hcvallad@hotmail.com

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  142. I like the idea of a park bench!

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  143. I'm in Australia so ours are probably different to yours but I love lamp posts.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  144. Thanks for the chance to win! I think a stop light would be cool. :) cherney.b(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. I would like to see a old fashion gas pump with the globe on top thanks for the chance

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  146. I think Railroad Tracks have lots of possibilities, Thank You, Bj.

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  147. How about a traffic light.

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  148. I love house and city blocks so a skyline or city building would be cool.

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  149. I would love to see a stop sign. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  150. I think children crossing road sign would be great.

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