weekly giveaway - hettle:

October 26, 2009


have you been to hettle yet? when i first came across this shop, it was an immediate favorite for me. i mean, pillows + ruffles? it's the best combo! gina makes the most pretty pillows, i want to furnish my whole place with her ruffle pillows :) one lucky winner will receive this lovely pink ruche pillow cover!

blog | shop | twitter

win: muted pale pink ruche
pillow cover, $34 value!



Please tell us a little about yourself? A little about me.....I am a self employed graphic designer and professional photographer, I have always made things, it is where I feel most myself and content. I opened my Etsy shop just over a year ago so I could take a little break from the computer everyday and get back to handmaking things. I am also a single mom to two lovely little ones who make me nuts and happy all at the same time.

How did you get started in sewing and making all your lovely things: After I graduated from art school I taught sculpture for a while, which led to an interest in fabric as a material to make things, over the years I just used the material in a more practical way. Eventually I felt that I needed training so I took sewing classes from a seamstress and made mostly dresses and my own patterns. I was hooked!

Where do you find inspiration? Definetly Fashion and art. I am attracted (and obsessed) to all things with folds and volume and embellishment. Also anything that has a texture, just going for a walk makes me look at the texture of things around me and how it translates into something wearable or for the home, It's an interesting way to look at the simple things that are all around you.

Favorite Inspirational blogs/shops/links: (too many and so hard to pick favorites!) |
decor8blog | creaturecomforts | thatunreliablegirl | urbanweeds | readymade | dooce
rizzoliusa.com (wonderful collection or art books) style.com ( fashion) photoshopdisasters ( funny)
Visit Hettle and leave a comment with your favorite item from Gina's shop.

( NEW! EXTRA CHANCE TO ENTER! )
an opportunity to gain one extra entry and chance to win! simply twitter, facebook, or blog about this giveaway and come back and comment with the link :)

Be sure to leave your email address in your entry!
come back next and check the blog to see if you are the lucky winner!

giveaway ends on monday, november 2 at 8am, pst.





ps: I am now just going to post the giveaway winner from the previous week's giveaway in the same post :) so last week's winner is HOLLY, #47! congrats! please email me with your mailing information. thanks to kailey hawthorne!


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  1. I adore Hettle! Such a gorgeous shop! I love all of the pillows but if I had to choose just one, it would be the pale pink ruche that is pictured here. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. My favorite is the SALE Black and Grey Stripe Tuxedo Ruffle Pillow Cover! Love the stripes and ruffles. The giveaway pillow is perfect too, what a lovely shop!

    mistie
    thecapricioustraveler@yahoo.com

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  3. ohhh. she has one of my favorite etsy shops

    I want all of them.

    Pale Grey Ruffle Lumbar Pillow Cover I guess would be my first choice but really I can't just pick one!

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  4. I love Hettle's shop! The Heather Grey Ruffle will look great on my bed! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I am so excited to see a shop I already love featured here!!
    I love her stuff, and my favourites are always changing!
    But I have to say I love the light greys and light pink pillows right now.
    Thanks!

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  6. Oh my, what a lovely artist. The pillows are divine. I twittered and FB'd about this b/c I love them so much!

    Facebook post link:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beloit-KS/In-Honor-Of-Design/140376878698

    twitter link:
    http://twitter.com/inhonorofdesign

    Thanks for the post!
    :) Anna
    InHonorofdesign.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh- I LOVE the pillow with the little ruffle on the corner! Charming!

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  8. I love the modern grass green pillow cover. The color is great!

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  9. my favorite is the pale grey ruffle lumbar. so simple and pretty. thank you!

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  10. I love the muted pale pink! So, so pretty!
    jessie@sweetjessie.com

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  11. I love the Heather Gray Ruffle pillow cover for myself and I have to get the Pink Candy Stripe for my niece. So Cute!

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  12. I am LOVING the cream jersey ruffles. So soft and snuggly for winter.
    See my post on your giveaway here!
    http://ravennagirls.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/hettle-ruffled-pillows/

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  13. i have no favorites, I LOVE THEM ALL! her shop is one of my favorite etsy shops. PILLOW + RUFFLE = match made in heaven. <3

    thank you for doing this giveaway!

    xo, amanda

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  14. i love the
    Plum Ruched Lumbar Pillow Cover
    thefancyladycupcakes@yahoo.com

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  15. Her shop is so lovely! My favorite is her Dark Heather Grey Stripe pillow cover!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    allison.laney.harris@gmail.com

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  16. ooh, the muted pale pink is gorgeous! thank you so much for the introduction to her work.

    xo
    kelly

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  17. I've admired her work for awhile and LOVE this giveaway! The pink ruffle or gray ruffle would both be perfect for my gray bedroom--can't decide which is my favorite!

    xo

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  18. I LOVE Hettle! So glad you are featuring her and loved to learn more!! I can't REALLY pick one thing I love. Her pillows are sooooo fabulous!!! I really love the Plum Ruched Lumbar. Reminds me of my bestie :) Ruffles Cream reminds me of a piece that could inspire an Anthropologie line :)

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  19. I have been a fan of Hettle for a while! I love her sweet ruffle-y pillows. My fav (which seems to be sold out at the moment) is the carnval stripe pillow, which has even been featured on MY blog as a fav. SO CUTE! I am so glad you are doing a giveaway with her!

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  20. Love this!
    Already have this shop saved to my favorites on Etsy! :)

    Pale Grey Ruffle Lumbar Pillow Cover

    xo
    Betsy

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  21. I love the black and white striped tuxedo. So dashing! And love that she's in CT. Hi neighbor!

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  22. I love the black and white striped tuxedo. So dashing! And love that she's in CT. Hi neighbor!

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  23. Fabulous! I love the ruffle pillows, the dark heather grey is beautiful!!

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  24. Love her stuff! Plum Ruched Lumbar Pillow Cover has to be my fav.

    Thanks for the givaway!

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  25. I love blue and yellow mod pattern ruffle pillow. I posted about the giveaway on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=9405126&ref=name and tweeted about it http://twitter.com/chantelledesign. My email is chantellenicoledesigns{at}gmail{dot}com

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  26. I love the plum and modern grass colors, but the design and color of the "Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle" is my favorite. I like the navy color and the stripe hiding underneath. :) I love finding new etsy artists!
    kamber8@gmail.com

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing her shop! I've added her into my favourites, and might just have to add a few items to my Christmas list. ;)
    As for my favourite, I think I'd have to pick her Heather Grey Ruffle pillow cover. It would look so lovely on my living room sofa. :)

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  28. So Adorable! I'm really liking purple this year so I choose the Plum Ruched Lumbar one

    acd.sarah[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. I love her shop and pillows! I love the Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover sooo much! Love all the ruffles!!

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  30. These pillows are all so beautiful, but I think my favorite is the Pink and Latte Modern Ruffle Pillow Cover. What a great shop!

    lindsayanncarter[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. i love all of these pillows and i am coveting all of them. my favorite is the white one with the flower!

    brookebee at gmail dot com

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  32. Love the details on all these lovelies!!!

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  33. Just beautiful! Such talent!

    madebymatchgirl@gmail.com

    Kersey

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  34. The grass green ruffle pillow cover is absolutely lovely!

    bridgetwall (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. Gosh, I love them ALL! But really, the muted pale pink IS my favorite. I love that color.

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  37. http://atasteofcampbell.blogspot.com/2009/10/oh-hello-friend-giveaway.html

    I LOVE her grass green ruffle pillow! It would go perfectly in my living room!

    madebymatchgirl@gmail.com

    -Kersey

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  38. i LOVe the plum one, and the pakle pink too. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32972468 You can never have too many pillows!

    lovely lovely giveaway, as always!

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  39. so many to choose from! i'm in the process of redoing pillows in my living room right now, and these are incredible. mine's a tie between the cream cotton jersey pom pom cover and the modern grass green ruffled cover (probably my fav). love them!!

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  40. So many lovely pillows! My favorite is the pink ruffle pillow cover. And it's on sale!

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  41. they're all completely & utterly amazing... but my favorite would have to be the blue and yellow mod pattern cover. completely delightful.

    mallory(at)wherethelovelythingsare.com

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  42. Posted on twitter:

    http://twitter.com/Jazzy_Jean

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  43. oh, I love Hettle! I am still a fan of the Blue and Yellow Mod Ruffle style that I featured last month in my blog:

    http://hurraykimmay.blogspot.com/2009/09/piles-of-pillows.html

    Love! Gina has such great things :)

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  44. Oh my favorite is the heather grey ruffle pillow cover - I have actually been thinking of redoing our room in grey and cream... that would be perfect!! XO

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  45. Oooh my favorite is definitely the Heather Grey Ruffle Pillow Cover!

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  46. Love the shop and the plum pillow. Actually, any of them would be perfect!
    Thank you!

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  47. I love the purple pillow! So cute!!
    tk_mccord@hotmail.com

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  48. I've had Hettle flagged as a favorite on etsy for awhile! I am a huge fan of everything in the shop, and my current favorite is the Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover. The hint of stripe under the main ruffle makes it extra special.

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  49. yessss i love hettle! my favorite item is currently the dark heather grey stripe ruffle lumbar pillow cover. it's divine!

    xoxo
    thomas.m.rachel@gmail.com

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  50. The pillows are beautiful, my favorite is the Ruffles Cream Cotton Jersey Pillow Cover!


    breanneangelo@gmail.com

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  51. tweet tweet
    http://twitter.com/raenovate

    thomas.m.rachel@gmail.com

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  52. Love the Cream Cotton Jersey Pom Pom Pillow Cover.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  53. My favorite is the dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar Pillow!
    Love the two contrasting fabrics :)

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  54. Wowzer! I want one of these pillows now. Especially the Modern Grass Green Ruffle Pillow. So awesome.

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  55. AND I tweeted about it. I really want this bad boy!

    http://twitter.com/JenniRem/status/5182983718

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  56. My favorite item is the Plum Ruched Lumbar Pillow Cover. The color is gorgeous, and the ruffle is super cute! And, it will look great on my chair in my office!

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

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  57. I just shared the giveaway on my facebook fan page!!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/StructuredChaos?ref=mf

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  58. I am obsessed with Hettle! The ruffle pillows are just too cute. My favorite is the "Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover."

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  59. These are irrestible!! I absolutely adore the Heather Grey Ruffle Pillow Cover.

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  60. I love the Modern Grass Green Ruffle Pillow Cover! Beautiful!

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  61. My favorite is the Heather Grey Ruffle, so pretty, and versatile too!

    n.chaung [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  62. My favorite is definitely the Pale Grey Ruffle Lumbar ... so classic!

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  63. They are all fabulous!!! But if I had to chhose probably I would go for Muted Pale Pink Ruche Pillow Cover, it is so elegant and delicate... I love it!

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  64. Just sent my twitt too!

    pixelwildchild Great pillow cover #giveaway ... don't miss it! ;O) http://bit.ly/269IU0

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  65. so pretty and feminine! if i don't win i think i may just have to buy one!

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  66. Ooo, I love them all but the Modern Grass Green Ruffle really stands out to me. I'm with Kay*, I may have to buy one :)

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  67. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/PrettyMuchArt/status/5186179994

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  68. My favorite is the Heather Grey Ruffle pillow! vh

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  69. Oh! I love that shop!!!

    This isn't just an easy answer, but I would love to own any one of the pillows in her shop! The model green one would be fabulous on my daughter's new future big girl bed, though... And this pink one would be so amazing on my own bed...

    Lovely shop, lovely giveaway!

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  70. I'm especially drawn to the heather grey ruffle pillow!!
    Love the new find :)

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  71. They are all so lovely.
    My fave from the Etsy shop is the Waves Turquoise Cotton pillow cover.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  72. I love the jersey material and the hidden stripe detail on the "Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover". So Cute!

    alisonmlang at gmail.com

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  73. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/pippirose77
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  74. I am a pillow fiend! and I love these pillows! ruffles and pillows really are a great combination :)

    I adore the plum ruched lumbar pillow but my fave has to be the blue and yellow mod pattern ruffle pillow. what can I say, I love yellow!

    carissanicole@gmail.com

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  75. This is my favorite item there:
    Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover

    I twit about it here:
    http://twitter.com/chocosooyun

    it would be very beautiful to receive that on my birthday. :D

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  76. Thanks for featuring this shop! It's lovely! My favorite item is the Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover.

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  77. Oh gorgeous! I love the ruffled pillows and the soft color. I'd say my favorite is the dark heather gray pillow, but each one is beautiful!

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  78. Plum Ruched Lumbar Pillow Cover!!!!

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  79. Oh, man, ruffles are so in right now! I've never seen them on pillowcases, though.

    Anyways, I love the Modern Grass Green Ruffle Pillow cover!

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  80. What a lovely shop! :) My favourite would have to be the Ruffles Cream Cotton Jersey Pillow Cover.

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  81. Stunning!

    I love the Modern Grass Green Ruffle Pillow Cover.

    jrodemann@hotmail.com

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  82. love the modern grass green pillow cover

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  83. i guess my fav is the SALE Black and Grey Stripe Tuxedo Ruffle Pillow Cover... so elegant !!

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  84. my first choice : Pale Grey Ruffle Lumbar Pillow Cover
    thanks so much for the chance to win !
    beautiful shop

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  85. Very difficult to choose only one pillow... perhaps the pale pink ruche
    thanks for the chance

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  86. Hettle has a wonderful Etsy shop! I love so many of her pillows, but one of my favorites is the Waves Turquoise Cotton pillow cover. The color is beautiful!

    tidegirl84@gmail.com

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  87. I tweeted about this contest as well. :)

    http://twitter.com/jennifer_celia

    tidegirl84@gmail.com

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  88. Ohhh Hettle, how I love thee! I like to stop and look and love all the ruffles. That plum ruffle lumbar pillow is fantastic, great color!

    christinedwhite@gmail.com

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  90. I LOVE the Modern Grass Green Ruffle pillow cover!

    laurel.smith3@gmail.com

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  91. I also blogged about this giveaway: http://caseyandlaurel.tumblr.com/post/224914137/giveaway

    laurel.smith3@gmail.com

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  92. I love the Cream Cotton Jersey Pom Pom Pillow Cover! Its adorable & simple.

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  93. Love, love love the Heather Grey Ruffle Pillow Cover!

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  94. Wow all her work is beautiful! I love the Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow the most because that little striped detail is just sooo sweet!

    Jessica
    jd_casebier@yahoo.com

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  95. Wowwee! How can I decide... I would have to say that my absolute fave is the Plum Ruched Lumbar Pillow Cover ... I'll certainly mark her as one of my favorite shops! :)

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  96. I also blogged about the giveaway here:

    http://blueheartlove.blogspot.com/2009/10/youll-want-to-check-this-out-for-sure.html

    Jessica
    jd_casebier@yahoo.com

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  97. Ohhh! These are brilliant! My favorite (SO hard to choose!) is the Plum Ruched Lumbar Pillow Cover!

    I can just imagine the color palette for a room inspired off of this pillow!

    vellekl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  98. These are all soo pretty I can't decide my favorite! I really like purples so I'm going with the Plum Ruched Lumbar Pillow Cover. Love love love.

    Gina
    g_loves25@yahoo.com

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  99. So pretty! I love "Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover."

    maryhartney at gmail

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  100. I am in love with the Heather Grey Ruffle Pillow, it would look so lovely on my bed!!!

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  101. Hands down, these are the nicest pillows I've ever seen. I'm a bit of a ruffle fanatic! <3 the ruffles and cream pillow, and the modern grass green ruffle pillow. Great work!!

    pinkgrammar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. Surely the prettiest pillows i've ever seen! My favourite is Modern Heather Grey Ruched Pillow Cover. THanks for another great giveaway. e-mail: alexa_gill@yahoo.co.uk

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  103. The Modern Heather Grey Ruched Pillow Cover is beautiful!!

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  104. Blogged about it :)

    http://sothisgirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/please-do-call-it-comeback.html

    Gina
    g_loves25@yahoo.com

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  105. I am in love with the pink ruffle pillow...i might just have to buy one although winning would be better.
    magenrabatin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. I hope my blog readers take you up on this great giveaway!

    http://magenrabatin.blogspot.com/2009/10/hettle-giveaway.html

    magenrabatin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. thanks for the introduction to this lovely shop! all of the pillow covers are gorgeous. my favorite is the modern heather grey ruched pillow cover.

    fieldwonderful AT gmail DOT com

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  108. these pillow covers are beautiful. i think they will make perfect holiday gifts for a few of my friends. thank you for sharing!

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  109. oh my goodness...i would love anything from this fabulous shop!!!

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  110. who doesnt love a ruffle to spice things up! The Blue and Yellow Mod Pattern Ruffle Pillow Cover is just so different too! Would look FABULOUS sitting on my bed... hmmm...

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  111. I love Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover

    sumikoshop@gmail.com

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  112. Beautiful shop! I love the
    Heather Grey Ruffle Pillow Cover !

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  113. Just tweeted about it!

    http://twitter.com/nakedtile/status/5228297592

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  114. Love this shop! My favourite is the Modern Grass Green Ruffle pillow cover.

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  115. Totally love the ruffles + pillows!!! If I were to pick a favorite I guess it would be the Pink and Latte Modern Ruffle Pillow Cover. Beautiful. <3

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  116. Awesome shop! I couldn't decide between the modern green grass or the pale grey lumbar pillow. I really just love all of them and would be thrilled to have one for my new apartment!

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  117. Ahh-mazing!

    Such fresh fun girlie style that would look great in just every room.

    Beautiful design, love them all!

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  118. I love the modern grass pillow cover but it is a hard choice because all of her pillows are lovely! I heart Hettle!

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  119. soooo pretty! i love the ruffles cream cotton pillow cover!
    becca

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  120. Absolutely beautiful pillows! I love the Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover.

    Cheers,

    beccaforsyth@hotmail.com

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  121. All Beautiful! i'm drawn to the grass green one especially but love the pink one also!

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  122. I'm sooo loving the ruffles on the pillows! My favorite would have to be the Heather Grey Ruffle Pillow Cover.

    missxmeliss@gmail.com

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  123. So Beautiful!! I love the Pink and Latte Modern Ruffle Pillow Cover. Your pillows are fabulous...

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  124. Oooh, such loveliness! how to choose to a favorite is beyond me...but i'd have to say the plum ruched pillow.

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  125. Oh! I love the Pink & Latte Modern Ruffle pillow.

    wearing.my.sunfeet@hotmail.com

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  126. i want to line my walls with these pillows. i love the grey ruche one sososo much.

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  127. So hard to decide which one is my favourite! But if I have to, I would say the Muted Pale Pink Ruche Pillow Cover.

    Wonderful blog by the way. Glad I stumbled onto it.

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  128. i love hettle's pillows! this is my current favorite.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33362371

    thanks for the chance!

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  129. oo so pretty- i love the Pink and Latte Modern Ruffle Pillow Cover!
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  130. the Blue and Yellow Mod Pattern Ruffle Pillow Cover is adorable!
    thanks!

    artsygirlb96@gmail.com

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  131. I love the "Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover." The surprise stripe pattern makes it pop.

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  132. I am loving the SALE Black and Grey Stripe Tuxedo Ruffle Pillow Cover. It would look perfect in my guest bedroom!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  133. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5349632320
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  134. I love the Dark Heather Grey Stripe Ruffle Lumbar pillow cover. =)

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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