weekly giveaway - ninu:

July 5, 2010

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ninu shop carries really beautiful and unique bags. made in italy - sandra's items are beautifully crafted. i love her use of texture in the bags. this week she is generously offering a $40 gift certificate to be used toward anything in her shop. you have 3 chances to enter, dont miss out on this lovely giveaway! :)
shop | facebook | site (coming soon!)

win: $40 gift certificate to
ninu!

Hello, please tell us a little about yourself + your beautiful shop: Hello! My name is Sandra Comas, I was born in Figueres, in Catalonia. Now I live in Turin, a beautiful town in the North of Italy, with my boyfriend, Daniele and our dog Mika. In 2008 I have founded ninù , a independent handicraft laboratory that creates original design with love and care. I work with natural fiber like cotton, linen, wool, and also original vintage fabric, vinyl and microfiber for the vegan bags.

How did you get started making your lovely clothing + bags? I began to appreciate vintage materials from the 70's while going through the clothes markets in Rome. I developed a real passion for searching and collecting them, then I decided to use them and I started to make bags, purses; so about two year ago I created Ninù with the idea of giving new life to materials that already had a history to them.

What inspires you day to day? Ideas come to me when I'm not really thinking, sometimes while I'm going through the stalls something makes me think of a new shape for a dress... I immediately look for a piece of paper, a pen, something to draw a sketch so that later I can remember it. Then I end up with so many different drawings that I made in a hurry, I can’t make them out any more, so the original idea becomes something else. It’s interesting to see the transformation. The moment I fall asleep is also a good one for new ideas. Other times the materials themselves suggest new ideas.

Any advice for aspiring small business owners? Have only one idea of the brend, the name and start to play only with this. Very important on internet are the photoes. I’m very lucky, all my photos are taken by my boyfriend and his work is excellent, I have received many compliments.

3 chances to win!

( COMMENT TO WIN )
simply visit ninu and leave a comment
with your favorite item from sandra's beautiful shop.

( +1 EXTRA ENTRY )
twitter, facebook, or blog about this giveaway.
come back & comment with the link! if you twitter, please
tag it with @ohhellofriend so i can track your tweet!

( +1 MORE EXTRA ENTRY )
become a twitter / blogger follower or a facebook fan,
leave a comment letting me know which site you follow for an extra entry!
(note: please only comment once for what site you are a follower of)

giveaway ends on monday, july 12 at 8am, pst
please check back next week to see if you are the lucky winner!
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ps: last week's winner was #210, it's simple love.
check the winner page to see if you're a past winner!

355 hello's:

  1. Gorgeous bags - and she has shirts too?! Love everything! But I think the Crisalide bag is my fave!

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  2. i absolutely adore the claudia bag in brown peanut! the detail on the straps, the color, and the style - it's a PERFECT every day bag and it would match with anything!!! thanks for a great giveaway!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. WOW! Absolutely beautiful. I Love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry.

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  4. I am a follower on twitter (sandyalamode)!

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  5. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/sandyalamode/status/17799739399

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  6. Danni,
    I just recently found your blog and fell in love w/ it (and you!) at once! The engagement post about you & your love made my heart melt. Not just for the fact that I'm a GOOBER for all things love, but especially so because its SO rare for me to see people who love the Lord out in the "real world" if you know what i mean! ;D

    I am such a fan of crafts, vintage things, and blessings so I'm always being blessed/inspired by your entries. I'm hoping I can make it out to the craft show in LA just so I can give you a hug! You're so awesome :) Have a wonderful week and bless God always.

    A new fan,
    Steph :)

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  7. Ninu's bags are SO lovely! I've had my eye on their shop for quite awhile now...

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  8. I like the "Baby Ninfea in cream" best. It's lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I tweeted about the giveaway! http://twitter.com/afkeyes/statuses/17799870912

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  10. I follow your blog on Reader and your twitter :)

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  11. I am adoring her Piccola Ninfea pouches... especially the cream colored one :)

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  12. I am also a follower of your blog :)

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  13. Love the Scratch bag in gray cement!

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  14. simply adore the Baby Ninfea bag in cream! (facebook and blog follower) Mariela Nuza

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  15. I am loving Piccola Ninfea pouches. Love the texture.

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  16. The Lola bag in black is really cute. i love the ruffles, but i like that the Lola is a little more muted. :)

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  17. The Crisalide bag in chocolate is lovely!

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  18. I am a facebook fan/like

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  19. I basically love them all! But I especially love the Baby Ninfea in cream.

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  20. i love the details of her bags! my fave is definitely the scratch bag. really gorgeous paneling!

    yvonne
    supervonbon@hotmail.com

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  21. Baby Ninfea in RED! So cute! Love the shop!

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  22. oh myyy i love this! & i'm a follower!

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  23. the claudia bag in brown is my favorite!

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  24. I really love the Crisalide in chocolate, Vegan bag

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  25. I love everything! :) But I think the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry is my favorite. <3

    [btw, I'm sorry if this comment posted twice]

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  26. I absolutely adore the Claudia bag in brown peanut!

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  27. i love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry...the red is so bright and happy! she takes great photos too!!

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  28. I love, love, love the valentina pouch in black!

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  29. I can't decide between the Claudia or the Nifea. Both are beautiful! Thanks.

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  30. I love the Mirella shirts, especially in blue!

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  31. My favorite item in Sandra's shop is that cute little doggie model, but I have a feeling he's not for sale. ;)

    My 2nd favorite is the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry. I love that color! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win such a generous gift!

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I love Crisalide in chocolate- Vegan bag!!

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  33. I love the ninfea bag, and love that it's vegan!

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  34. tweeted for that bag!

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  35. LOVE this shop! esp. adore this item...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50803941/piccola-ninfea-pouch-in-cherry

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  36. Piccola Ninfea Pouch is the cutest thing.

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  37. Piccola Ninfea Pouch is the cutest thing.

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  38. I can't decide between the Claudia bag and the Lola bag... or maybe the piccola ninfea pouch in either cherry or cream.

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  39. I like the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cream.
    freeeedz at yahoo dot com

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  40. I follow via gfc and on fb
    freeeedz at yahoo dot com

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  41. i have loved her bags for a while, but my favorite one in her shop is the Baby ninfea in brown microfiber. beautiful!

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  42. I am so in love with the handbags! My favorite is the Ninfea pouch in cream.

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  43. oh i looove this Baby Ninfea in cream.
    dita.maulani@gmail.com

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  44. These are so gorgeous! My favorite is the Baby Ninfea in Variegated red! :)

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  45. I love the baby ninfea in cream! so pretty! Everything is so pretty!

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  46. tweeted! http://twitter.com/ditamaulani/status/17805675056

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  47. ooo i love the brown peanut! love her designs!

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  48. here's a tweet about it! @jenny0125:)
    http://twitter.com/jenny0125/status/17805733867

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  49. the ninfea in chocolate is so pretty :)

    hope you're doing well danni!!!

    karen @ poke.the.cloud@gmail.com

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  50. i am you blog and twitter follower and fan. big big fan.

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  51. I absolutely love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cream! :) Such beautiful bags!

    xo, Michelle
    michellemlhuynh@gmail.com
    + I am following your blog.

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  52. I'm a facebook fan too! :)

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  53. All the bags look gorgeous. My favorite is Baby Ninfea in Cream. The detail is exquisite.

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  54. I love the Baby ninfea in brown microfiber!

    Super cute!

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  55. I love the black vegan bag. so cute!!

    jasminekwong@gmail.com

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  56. I am a follower of your blog!

    jasminekwong@gmail.com

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  57. The ninfea is the perfect size for my laptop!

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  58. The Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry is beautiful.

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  59. according to me the best item this week is the bag baby ninfea in red!

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  60. i love the claudia bag in brown peanut!

    soooo cute, thank you!!!!!

    katywils@gmail.com

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  61. i'm a fb fan too!

    katywils@gmail.com

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  62. GORGEOUS items!!!! I really love the red Baby Ninfea, and the Ninfea in black looks like the perfect tote bag.

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  63. Love the Claudia bag in brown peanut.

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  64. i really like the piccola ninfea pouch in cream. it would be great for slipping into my diaper bag for all of my non-kid items!

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  65. Great giveaway! I especially love the Baby Ninfea in shadow microfiber. I carry wristlets & clutches quite often.

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  66. I tweeted your giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/sarahblackstock/status/17807757286

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  67. And I'm a follower on Blogger & Twitter!

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  68. The Valentina Pouch in black is so cute! Would love love love to add it to my closet!

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  69. just blogged:
    http://bussolacreazioni.blogspot.com/

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  70. I love the Baby Ninfea bag in cream!

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  71. In love with the Claudia bag, it's beautiful!

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  72. I love the Lola Bag! so pretty and beautifully intricate!

    blythehill@gmail.com

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  73. i am a follower via blogger!

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  74. http://twitter.com/hanamik/status/17808605878

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  75. I'm a blogger follower (I subscribe through google reader)

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  76. Crisalide in chocolate. Vegan bag. that's the cutest. love it!

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  77. oh, and i'm a follower on blog and twitter!

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  78. I really like the scratch bag in gray cement and your blog. :)

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  79. I'm in love with the little pouch in cherry but the navy blue tee is calling my name too.

    lovely shop.

    hugs,
    Fritzi Marie

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  80. i love the Valentina Pouch in chocolate :)


    abbymartell@hotmail.com

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  81. So beautiful! I think my fav is the Claudia bag - so lovely :)

    ajthepurple(at)gmail.com

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  82. Oh, and I'm a follower of your blog!

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  83. i LOVE the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry! such a beautiful splash of color to complete any outfit :)

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  84. I love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry, it is sooo cute!!

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  85. I follow your blog via email!

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  87. Oooooh! I love the Baby Ninfea in Cream!

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  88. I love the small ninfea in cream.
    It's so cute!

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  89. WOW i love that ruffle bad, too cute!!

    Megan

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  90. I am a twitter follower, blog follower and a FB fan!

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  91. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/StacyJKellam/status/17812515024

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  92. Oh, what a great giveaway!

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  93. I'm now a blogger follower!

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  94. Love the small pouches in earthtones. So pretty!
    Kylie

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  95. oooh I love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry!

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  96. i love the chocolate valentina pouch!

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  97. I'm drawn to the Valentina Pouch in Chocolate. What a Beauty!

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  98. The Ninfea in Chocolate is amazing!

    nystrom.jen@gmail.com

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  99. What great designs! I particularly like the Ninfea in chocolate.

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  100. So beautiful! I love the Ninfea bag.

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  101. I love the Crisalide in chocolate! So cute. :)

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  102. They're all so beautiful, but my favorite is the Claudia bag!

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  103. Also, I'm following you on Twitter (@dnasrepma).

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  104. And here's the tweet:

    http://twitter.com/dnasrepma/status/17815957393

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  105. Oh!! I love Ninu shop:)
    I follow this blog via blogger and also by twitter.
    Thanks for another great contest:)
    xo
    Jessica

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  106. So beautiful!Baby ninfea in shadow microfiber is my favorite

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  107. Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry is my fav!

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  108. Such lovely bags. I love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry

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  109. Such lovely bags. I love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry

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  110. I LOVE the Valentina Pouch in black!

    whyofcourse (at) gmail (dot) com

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  111. I also follow your blog on Google Reader! :)

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  112. I love the Valentina pouch.
    debflan(at) gmail (dot) com

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  113. ooh I love the chocolate pouch, it really does look like chocolate.

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  114. i love the valentina pouch in black!!!

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  115. Oh I love just about everything! I think my favorite is Valentina Pouch in black.. but it's all lovely.. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. im a blogger follower!! i love everything in the shop! so cute! if i had to choose just one... i like Claudia bag in brown peanut!

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  117. I love Baby Ninfea in cream!

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  118. i love the piccola and baby ninfeas in brown, but all of ninu's items are adorable. i tweeted about this giveaway and i'm a follower of your facebook page, blog, and twitter!

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  119. she doesn't have it listed, but i'd LOVE a baby ninfea in cherry.

    squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  120. i'm also a blog follower!
    squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  121. Everything is so beautiful. I can't decide. I love the Crisalide bag in chocolate and the Baby Nindea in cream. So gorgeous. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    :)

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  122. i LOVE the claudia bag! :)

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  123. I just love finding new designers like this!! I love her bags and her blouses are so neat too!


    Ninfea in black. Vegan bag would be my pick- I think- it's hard to choose!!

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  124. My favorite of all time is the "baby shell" bag in a dark grey with a vibrant patterned lining in pinks and purples. ok the lining part I made up, but I would love that lining if she made it that way. I always loved this shop but couldn't ever afford it. Then a black "baby ninfea" is next on my fave list.

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  125. I'm a follower! I love the Ninfea pouch in Cherry. The shape and color are so much fun, and it could be used for all seasons!

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  126. Love the Baby Ninfea in cream! Hope I win!

    mylovelylittlesuitcase.blogspot.com
    dearilovethee.blogspot.com

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  127. love the claudia bag! i need something large enough to tote my camera around in a color that won't always look dirty. this is perfect!

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  128. My favorite item is the Piccola Ninfea Pouch!

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  129. They are all so awesome. But I think the Crisalide bag is my favorite. Such a talented artist! I love the whole idea of texture..

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  130. Gosh I love these bags! I love the large wristlets!

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  131. I love the Baby ninfea in black microfiber, so cute!

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  132. Hey doll! Please enter me :] My favorite would have to be Ninfea in Black - gorgeousss! Good luck to everyone and thank you for teh fabulous opportunity! ♥ best wishes*

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  133. I love the Ninfae in Chocolate SO gorgeous!

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  134. Her bags are such a darling!
    I really love .Piccola Ninfea pouch in cream. It just looks so perfect and delicate!

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  135. Her bags are such a darling!
    I really love .Piccola Ninfea pouch in cream. It just looks so perfect and delicate!

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  136. I love the Ninfea bag in black!

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  137. I like the Crisalide in Chocolate Vegan Bag, it's so beautifully designed and the color is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  138. I follow via gfc, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  139. Crisalide in chocolate is beautiful!!!

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  140. sweet shop!
    i love the lola bag in black!
    thanks danni :)
    j.

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  141. Hi Danni,
    if i had to choose, i would pick the Baby Ninfea wrist bag.

    thanks, hope you have a lovely week!

    Nuri

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  142. Hi just found your blog. I love it. I am following you on facebook.
    Thanks for the great giveaway and diy.
    Teresa

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  143. WOW! I LOVE Ninfea in chocolate - Vegan bag!!! Absolutely my style!

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  144. I would love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cream.

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  145. I really like the piccola ninfea pouch in cream, but also the claudia bag in brown :)

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  146. Hi!
    My favorite is the Crisalide Bag!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/40030760/crisalide-in-chocolate-vegan-bag

    A close second is the Limbo pants, so lovely!
    thanks!

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  147. Just tweeted the giveaway: iheart13point1.

    thanks!

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  148. This is my favourite: Ninfea in black. Vegan bag !
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  149. Follow on Google!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  150. It's got to be the Black Vegan Bag! I'm a sucker for big bags!

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  151. what a lovely bags! i really like the chocolate colored valentina pouch. the texture on the bags is so unique!

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  152. I love * Reserved for NBpurple. Piccola Ninfea pouch *

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  153. I am a facebook fan, Semyachkina Yulia

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  154. added it to fb:)
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100000670033080

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  155. I love NINU!!
    My favorite is Piccola Ninfea pouch

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  156. Add on facebook http://www.facebook.com/sumikoshop

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  157. #1 I'm in love with the piccola ninfea pouch!

    atelier.paulinepaulette[at]gmail.com

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  158. #2

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/paulinepaulette/status/17859150929

    atelier.paulinepaulette[at]gmail.com

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  159. I'm a follower on Twitter, fan on FB and google Friend connected on the blog =)

    atelier.paulinepaulette[at]gmail.com

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  160. Wow! What a beautiful giveaway!!! I love the Baby ninfea in brown microfiber.

    selena.lambertini(at)yahoo.it

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  162. I love the Lola bag in black. It is so adorable!
    Thanks for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  163. add on FB http://www.facebook.com/#!/semyachkina

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  164. Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ferrara-Italy/IlCassettodiMomo/343348220122?ref=ts

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  165. Silvia Trigila06 July, 2010 04:30

    Hi, I'm your blogger follower :p

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  166. Silvia Trigila06 July, 2010 04:33

    I like the "Baby Ninfea in cream" best. Thaks for your giveaway!
    Mi email is: silviatrigila@hotmail.com

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  167. I love so much Baby Ninfea! it's fantastic and so stylish! I'm in love!

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  168. Silvia Trigila06 July, 2010 04:34

    I have also linked your give away here: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100001036853417 fore one more chance! =)
    Bye

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  169. i love the claudia bag and the baby ninfea. gorgeous creations!

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  170. Colette Bauer06 July, 2010 04:56

    Oh, how do i decide?? even though my bag right now is larger then thou a think "a Piccola Ninfea pouch, a perfect size for your things" would be a beautiful addition to my collection.. i would just need to downsize on the amount of "things" i think i should keep in my bag =]

    colettebauer@yahoo.com

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  171. Love all ninu's bags!
    My favourite is surely the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cherry!

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  172. I'm addicted in big bags...but I've been impressed by Valentina Pouch in chocolate..it's not big..but lovely to wear! :-)

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  173. GORGEOUS bags. However, if I were to win I'd likely get the Mirella Shirt in garnet.

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  174. I love the Mirella shirt in the garnet color.

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  175. I have this shop saved as one of my favorites on Etsy I LOVE it, was hoping to get a bag for a present one day..hint...hint to the hubby ;)

    I love the Piccola Ninfea pouch in chocolate!!

    kmproy@gmail.com

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  176. ooh! What a talented artist!! My favourite is the scratch bag in gray cement. beautiful!!
    -K

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  177. Absolutely beautiful shop!! I especially love the Baby Ninfea in cream.

    Thanks for the chance :)

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  178. i found this shop a while back on etsy and fell in love! i really like this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49586542/mirella-shirt-in-gray

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  179. OH MY! I really struggle to choose my favourite item.... they are sooo beautiful!! Well, I love all the pouches and the shirt!! I think "Claudia bag in brown peanut" is my favourite - love the 2-WAY function!! :) Simply BEAUTIFUL!

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  180. What great detail on all of her products! Good interview too! I really like the Piccola Ninfea pouch in cream - could possibly go with anything :)

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  181. tweeted ;) (@candidlyred) Thanks!

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  182. Hello friend! I love the Baby ninfea in brown microfiber. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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