28 June 2011

NEO: Cupcake Ring Pincushion Giveaway

You might have thought I've forgotten about my NEO [never enough orange] series.  Nope.  Not a chance.  I'm getting things finished and organized, but much more slowly than I'd like.  I've got a butternut squash around my midsection and 5 others who roam freely, and who create chaos even more freely.  But, I am so excited to share with you today the most recent addition:
Oh, I knew the second my eyes beheld this beauty that she belonged in my sewing studio.  I had a perfectly functioning pincushion before, but this one, oh she just radiates, don't you think?  I found her at the Etsy shop: Made in Lowell, by Liz Smith.
She does wonders with wool and yarn in general, but she also plays with polymer clay and paper.  Her items are beautifully crafted, simple, but certainly not boring.  Look how my cupcake arrived:
Doesn't it look real?!
And if you add your color coordinated personalized pins:
You can lick off your frosting,
and use it for your needles instead of pins, which is what I'll be using mine for.  I am too lazy to put them back in their little packages, so they go here for easy access when doing hand stitching.
And with projects in full swing, I have little hands who are starting to use needles and they know where they can find them and [sometimes, hopefully] put them back.
I love when function and form have a perfectly balanced, harmonious relationship.
You can find Liz's full line of goods at her Etsy shop or more about her work on her blog.
Liz is giving a no big dill reader one of these adorable pincushion rings!
  • Visit her little bakery and leave me a comment of what flavor you'd like to sample.
  • If your email address isn't attached to your profile, please include that as well.
  • If you are unable to comment, send me an email and I'll lovingly include you in the giveaway ;)
  • Open until the 4th of JULY! 11:59 EST.


148 comments:

  1. Totally Adorable!!!
    I'd love to sample the pumpkin of course.

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  2. These are the cutest things!!! Chocolate strawberry looks delish!
    autumngoodwin@gmail.com

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  3. How cute. Since I love pink the way you do orange my favorite is strawberry.

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  4. Those look so "yummy" :)
    I would love the strawberry and vanilla.

    suburbsmama@gmail.com

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  5. I love the pumpkin vanilla. Such a great idea. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  6. Melon creme please! Beautiful photos btw
    lainglesitablog*gmail

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  7. I love the Melon Creme and the Rust and Moss. They all look so delicious though.

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  8. Such a great pincushion idea. I would love to get my hands on a Melon Creme. That pinky-coral color is my orange! :)

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  9. The strawberry vanilla would make the perfect gift for my dear cupcake loving friend! So cute!

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  10. Adorable! I love them :) How about the Melon Creme one? It's my favorite!

    meglutenfree at gmail dot com

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  11. These are just too stinkin' cute! I love them all, but I guess my fave is the vanilla mint. Yummo!

    lalabymona at sbcglobal.net

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  12. Oh, these are adorable! I would love the red velvet or the vanilla mint!

    miamihoney at gmail dot com

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  13. Love your review and comments and the vanilla mint. :)

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  14. strawberry swirl, looks adorable

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  15. I love the pumpkin vanilla.

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  16. I love them all but the strawberry vanilla stole my heart!

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  17. I go for classics... chocolate and vanilla, naturally!

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  18. I must say, the vanilla mint looks the most delicious to me!

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  19. chocolate is always my favourite flavour !!

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  20. I'm a chocoholic, so chocolate and strawberry would be my choice! How creative are those cute pincushions?!
    mandy.callahan0808@gmail

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  21. I'd love to sample Strawberry Vanilla!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  22. oh my goodness! these are soooo cute! I'm forever putting needles here and there as I sew! Hope to win the strawberry and vanilla one

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  23. Chocolate and strawberry! How delish :)
    rheanna.u.g@gmail.com

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  24. Oo! I think I'd like chocolate with a strawberry swirl, please. These are so adorable!
    bethtunnell@gmail.com

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  25. Hard choice of flavors - but I think I'd go with Pumpkin Vanilla or Melon Cream...

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  26. Melon Creme! Seriously, I am just going to buy some for Christmas presents, how adorable and unique!

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  27. pumpkin vanilla!
    hannahkzuN@gmail.com

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  28. Well I really like the rust and moss pin cushion though it wouldn't match my sewing room. So I'd choose the Vanilla Mint...the ring pincushion looks interesting and I wonder if I might use that more than the larger size!

    They all look so yummy!

    joshuasprincess{at}gmail{dot}com

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  29. OH for sure the Chocolate Vanilla!!! yay!!

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  30. The chocolate strawberry looks too yummy!

    thanks!

    taralbird @ yahoo .com

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  31. These are really fantastic! How cute. I just picked fabric for my first bigger-than-a-baby-blanket quilt to prepare for the big bed change this summer (we have to make room in the crib for another little one due right after you), so I have a lot of pinning coming up in my future. I think I like the Melon one best. Or Mint. Or Pumpkin? My life has no color system whatsoever, so any of them would look fantastic in my sewing box!

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  32. these are SO freakin' cute!

    i must get one!

    i love the vanilla mint!

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  33. I really like the rust and moss one, I would eat that strange cupcake and I'm sure it would be tasty... made of flour and sugar, not cotton and wool :)

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  34. I have a pincushion ring that I'm rather fond of, but I'm thinking that I totally love the little red velvet one and might just need it, too! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  35. Sweet!! The vanilla mint is my favourite :)

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  36. I love that pumpkin vanilla one! Too cute!

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  37. Chocolate and strawberry, please! :)

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  38. Strawberry Vanilla sounds tasty to me!

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  39. The chocolate and STrawberry swirl is incredible!

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  40. They're all adorable, but I really like the Vanilla Mint flavor!

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  41. So cute; and such a necessity :o) I think I 'must have' the melon creme! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  42. Red velvet is calling to me! I know what I will get for my sewing friends as gifts now - thank you for the introduction.

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  43. Ooh, I usually go for pumkin, but I am taken with Vanilla Mint for some reason! Thanks!!!

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  44. The rust and moss version is great.

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  45. Mmmm! I would to sample the vanilla mint.

    joelmaryorton at yahoo dot com

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  46. Sooooo cute! I love the ring idea. I am partial to vanilla and chocolate.

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  47. Red Velvet!

    Restrada01@yahoo.com

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  48. I think the Vanilla Mint looks delicious!

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  49. Ooo...they all look scrumptious to me! Though, I'm partial to the melon cream, chocolate/strawberry, and vanilla/strawberry.

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  50. I love these so much. Red velvet for me!

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  51. ooooo..so cute! I've got my eyes on the melon creme.

    jlharcus(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I took my girls to the fabric store two weeks ago. My oldest begged to buy a sewing kit. Um... those kits they sell are boring and cheaply made, I told her. Wouldn't she much rather shop and buy tools and such to put in a kit that would be her very own one of a kind. Anyway...these cupcakes would definately make the kit much sweeter! I think she would choose either the vanilla mint or the red velvet.

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  53. Melon creme for me, please! :)

    scissorsandawhisk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Strawberry and Chocolate would look yummy in my sewing box!

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  55. I love the strawberry and chocolate one!

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  56. Strawberry vanilla is cute. I am making yoyos this summer and this would be great to hold my needle while I prep the next Yoyo.

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  57. That vanilla mint looks delish!

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  58. I would love the chocolate and strawberry!! Yummy!! cbootsone@charter.net

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  59. I am loving these! If I don't win I may have to get one anyways. I love the chocolate with strawberry swirl.

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  60. Chocolate with strawberry swirl!

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  61. I adore the vanilla mint ring! These are SO precious!

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  62. The chocolate Strawberry is DIVINE!!! I may need to make some real cupcakes to match!

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  63. These are amazing - though I think I might get hungry every time I start sewing!

    Would love the chocolate with vanilla frosting pin cushion - classic. :)

    email: hungerandthirst@live.com

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  64. oh! they're so cute! and clever... I love the chocolate and strawberry swirl... All her stuff is really good though!

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  65. vanilla with strawberry or maybe strawberry swirl.....

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  66. Yum! Love the Chocolate with strawberry swirl. Thanks so much!

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  67. scrumptious!
    i'd like to sample the chocolate and vanilla!
    mrsraesnyder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Bonjour!
    vanilla mint is my favorite:
    thank you for introducing ucs to "made in lowell",
    a bientôt,
    Hermine

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  69. love the strawberry & vanilla! i'm a sucker for anything pink!!
    great give away!

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  70. Oh definitely the chocolate and strawberry! How cute they are, and so much better than holding the pins in my mouth while I work ;)

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  71. I LOVE these! What a great idea!! I'm partial to pink, so I would absolutely love to have the Strawberry Vanilla Cupcake!
    mnf1202@yahoo.com

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  72. Gotta say, I love the pumpkin as well! Great idea! kaseymgm (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. These are adorable! I love the red velvet!!

    danielle (.) mclaurin (@) gmail (.) com

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  74. Oh my! So adorable it is hard to choose . . . I think Chocolate and Strawberry is my flavor.

    mama3davis at gmail dot com

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  75. I love the strawberry vanilla! uber cute and useful! great combo!

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  76. These are just adorable! Strawberry vanilla would be my pick.

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  77. Oh my goodness... what confectionary wonderfullness... it's tough to decide - Pumpkin Vanilla? Vanilla Mint?? Decisions, decisions... Should I win - SURPRISE ME!!

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  78. The melon creme is delicious! What a fun thing!
    emily.falke@gmail.com

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  79. Wow these are so cute, I would love to sample the strawberry vanilla, please.

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  80. Chocolate and Strawberry!!!!! *heads back to kitchen to frost another cupcake made this morning*

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  81. How adorable are these!! I like Vanilla and Strawberry!

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  82. I love these!! The strawberry vanilla has been in my favorites for a while!!! :)

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  83. Absolutely without a doubt the pumpkin vanilla. NEO.

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  84. Strawberry and vanilla - my favourite, aren't these the most gorgeous things you've ever seen? So cute. Thanks for the chance.

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  85. I'm loving the Chocolate with Strawberry Swirl. Yummy and cute!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  86. Fun! I am dying to see your new sewing room!

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  87. melon creme or vanilla pumpkin.

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  88. I love strawberry and vanilla!

    Thank you for the chance!

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  89. Chocolate and vanilla for me please! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. These are the best ever! Loving the melon cream pincushion ring. Thanks for the opportunity :)

    appletreehouse (at) att (d0t) net

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  91. Oh, vanilla mint sounds so good! They're all so cute!

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  92. definitely the pumpkin! Love it!

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  93. These are so adorable! I love the Strawberry Vanilla one.

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  94. so so fun! she just made my decision on what color to make my homemade pins- MELON! Love them, so cute.

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  95. These make sewing delish! I would love the chocolate /strawberry or the red velvet one.


    Sorry posts hubby's name.

    aldwedgi at hotmail dot com

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  96. Chocolate Strawberry Swirl!

    They really are cute enough to eat!

    sanguilm(at)frontier(dot)com

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  97. I'd LOVE to try the Vanilla Mint! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  98. Strawberry and vanilla, and they are so cute, you cannot even stand the cuteness!!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  99. All look yummy..but I would have to go with the orange as well !!

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  100. Red velvet of course! Delish....
    Email in profile.

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  101. These are SEW cute!!! Chocolate strawberry for me, please!

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  102. Vanilla and Strawberry for me!! Yum!Yum!
    Thanks for the chance!
    snoodledoodlepoodle@hotmail.com

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  103. Mmmm... the vanilla mint looks delicious!

    faith@ordinarymommydesign.com

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  104. What a cute idea! I would love the red velvet.

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  105. Absolutely Adorable!!! I would love to sample the Pumpkin Vanilla!! ufjr105@yahoo.com
    Jenn

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  106. SO pretty and suddenly I'm hungry for devil's food cake! I'd love the chocolate with strawberry icing.

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  107. That vanilla mint looks utterly delicious!

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  108. I like the vanilla mint, yum...

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  109. I crave the pumpkin vanilla.... so pretty.

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  110. I love the vanilla mint or strawberry swirl. They're both so cute!

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  111. So perfect! I love vanilla mint. :) I don't even have a pin cushion, aggh! These are way too cute!

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  112. I'd eat up the pumpkin vanilla, but this is for my wife! She'd be in heaven with the Red Velvet cupcakes! Yummm!

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  113. I love the melon pin cushion. Perfect for my someday craft room.

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  114. I am really torn...I love the red velvet cupcake pin cushion and the red flower ring. Delicious!
    jsuereth(at)yahoo.com

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  115. I love, love love the vanilla mint!

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  116. I would love to sample a strawberry vanilla ring please! They all look so adorable, and I have been looking for something like this for a long time!

    equest2005 (at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

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  117. Red velvet for me, please! So darling. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. So precious! I'm with you Katy, the orange is to die for.

    Brindybartlett@gmail.com

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  119. Very cute. Hard to decide, but Chocolate and Stawberry for me. MegRoss at aol dot com

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  120. Oh, always the red velvet, always!

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  121. So cute! I love all of them, but would have to go with the pumpkin/orange :).

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  122. How cute~ *sobs*. I absolutely love them~~~xD

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  123. Adorable! I would pick the orange one you have pictured!

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  124. So cute! Love the pumpkin vanilla!!

    paigejoanna@gmail.com

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  125. How could I go past pumpkin/vanilla? Sounds like a great new taste sensation!

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  126. Oh I love Liz and her work! I've been drooling over her pincushions for years!

    I think I'd go for the melon creme, but she used to have a cute yellow one that I was just crazy about!

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  127. I love the pumpkin vanilla,but the strawberry swirl is coming in a close second.... :)

    firemittens@hotmail.com

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  128. Chocolate with Strawberry Swirl! So pretty! Thank you!

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  129. I'd go for a Red Velvet Cupcake. I hope to get lucky.
    thanks for such a pretty giveaway

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  130. Red velvet. Delicious and classy!

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  131. Okay, these are just too cute!! I would love the chocolate and strawberry one. Yum!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  132. Wow! These are adorable! I lose my pins EVERYWHERE. My favorite is the pumpking vanilla! Yummy. :)

    bdesant[at]gmail[d0t]com

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  133. Such cute little pincushions :) I am in love with the little blue one.

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  134. These are totally adorable! I am in love!

    I would like to sample the "chocolate and strawberry" one please ;-)

    mdbug@hotmail.com

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  135. I can almost taste the vanilla creme frosting! on the
    Melon Creme Cupcake...
    ~Mad(elyn) in Alabama
    mwing73@charter.net

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  136. Darling! The chocolate and Strawberry one looks scruptious!

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  137. I love these, they are so cute! The vanilla mint or pumpkin are my favorites!

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  138. i would love to try vanilla and strawberry! super cute!

    allisonmdodge@gmail.com

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  139. What a cute idea! Of course I would want a chocolate and vanilla one, because those are my FAVORITE cupcakes! :)

    b.

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  140. They are too cute!

    I love the Pumpkin Vanilla as I am too an orange lover.

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  141. Chocolate and strawberry is my favorite. Cute and functional, I love it!

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  142. Choco-strawberry looks good but Pumpkin looks yummiest!

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  143. I think the melon creme is the most tempting!

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  144. Vanilla mint! Those are lovely!

    king.katie.e@gmail.com

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  145. oooohhh! I love your creativity in this post. It's excellent! I love the chocolate tasty cupcake with vanilla frosting, or the lovely one you have (I wish I had those orange pins too tho). Thanks for the great post. :)
    mary@blackbirdexperience.com

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