Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Colette Patterns 4 x $50 e-Voucher GIVE AWAY and Goodbye Google Reader


Hello sewers and sewer appreciators (the needle and fabric type, not ninja turtles living underground in actual sewerage type),

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be punched in the face by the internet? Well I recently found that out. Turns out daddy google doesn't want to play with google reader any more and is giving it the virtual boot.

What does that mean? Well it means us bloggers who write and read blogs using blogger/blogspot, can no longer follow other blogs using this bad boy:


Google Friend Connect.

What? WHAT?!!? Yep, when we log into our blogs we can't see posts by our favourite bloggers, and our readers can no longer see our blog posts. Still don't know what the H it is? Click here for a bit more info. Effectively you lose a whole bunch of readers to your blog.

Ugh. Well that sucks.
After kicking and flailing my arms and legs around on the kitchen floor to no avail (I DO love a tempter tanty), I decided to look at other options. On a side note, I should REALLY wash my kitchen floor ...

If you currently read my blog with Google Friend Connect, you can stay up to date with my posts by subscribing via email:


By following my blog on Bloglovin'


Or by using Feedly. I haven't played around with this site yet, but it looks like you can transfer the blogs that you follow currently with google reader over to this new platform.

I have starting shifting all of the blogs that I follow over to bloglovin' so I can keep track of new posts. The interface is similar to google reader and I do love how easy it is to use. But I'm still grumpy about it. Don't know what Bloglovin' is? Click here for the run down.

To cheer us all up I decided to do a giveaway:

The Prize:



4 x $50USD e-vouchers for Colette Patterns online store

To WIN:

Follow my blog through Bloglovin' or via email (or heck, anything other than google reader) and comment on this post.

If you already follow my blog through one of these means, then you are welcome to enter as well!

Four lucky peeps will be randomly selected and each will win one $50 e-voucher.

Entries are open to everyone from anywhere in the world
Entries close on Friday, April 26th, 2013
The winners will be announced in a blog post on Sunday, April 28th, 2013


So is anyone else put out by the latest news from google? Discovered any great ways to keep up to date with your favourite blogs? Know how to give kitchen floors a good clean?

Let me know!

P.s. - Don't forget to email me your pictures for the Mad Men Challenge An extension has been given until Monday, the 22nd of April so we can work on our projects over the weekend.
I can't wait to share all amazing outfits you guys have made. Such a talented community!


404 comments:

  1. I follow you on Feedly! I highly recommend it. It is a great solution to the Google Reader problem. :)

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  2. I just signed up via email. I LOVE your clothes, you're so talented.
    Looking forward to seeing the Mad Men entries.
    Hope Baby is doing well, any baby patterns coming up? x

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  3. I follow you using the actual blogger dashboard but I think I'm going to check out Feedly since blogger never seems to count. :p

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  4. I follow you on Facebook and signed up to the emails just in case.
    I love your blog as a total novice seamstress I've learnt a lot and get inspired by your posts.
    Unfortunately as a mum to a toddler I don't get nearly enough time to sew!
    Katie.

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  5. I've shifted all my blogs over to Bloglovin (and feedly but prefer BL). I'm still otherwise in denial and using Google Reader until I'm forced to move properly. So I won't lose your blog.

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  6. I've been using Bloglovin for quite some time now, I love how I get all my fave reads emailed to me in one nice neat daily package :) Until now I've been following you via FB, but consider me a devoted bloglovin follower now too! It's going to be sad to see that little GFC widget disappear from our sidebars :(
    Fantastic giveaway btw! I'd LOVE to win!!! :)

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  7. I'm already following with facebook and bloglovin' !!
    I love what you make and I can't miss a thing that you post.
    :)

    mpbymaude.blogspot.ca

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  8. I follow you on facebook, bloglovin and through the actual dashboard list (which I'm hoping doesn't disappear when google reader does) but have backed them all up anyway :)

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  9. I'm following you using the Blogger Dashboard

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  10. I follow u on bloglovin and its always a pleasure to see a new post with julia bobbin on it.

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  11. I follow your blog with Bloglovin already. I would love to win the voucher. Thanks for the giveaway. By the way I think GFC is unaffected, but for how long who knows. I don't use GFC any more as it started doing silly things and asking stupid questions before I could post a comment.

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  12. Thanks so much for the tip! I'd hate to lose track of your fabulous blog :) Keep on keeping sewing so beautiful!

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  13. I went straight to bloglovin as soon as google told me about the shutdown, as i figured i would forget about it and then suddenly go to look at my blogs to find that there were none there!

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  14. Now following you through Bloglovin and also Facebook and Instagram. Love your blog, keep up the good work!!

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  15. I'm following on Bloglovin. I've been pretty happy with it so far :)

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  16. I follow you on Bloglovin, its quite a good change actually :)

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  17. i made the switch to bloglovin a while back! it works well enough for me so far. awesome giveaway!

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  18. I have switched to Feedly as well. Currently only using it on my phone though. But I am liking it so far. Not so much as I liked Google reader though. I am checking out bloglovin now though!

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  19. Thanks for telling me about this. I didn't know what my other reader options were, but I sent over to bloglovin' and imported all of my blogs, including yours.

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  20. Ok, you just forced me to address my Google Reader transition, of which I had been avoiding. I signed up with feedly and bloglovin so I can try them both out and figure which I like best.

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  21. I'm a bloglovin' gal and already following you there. LOVE Colette patterns. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!

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  22. Hello, Thank you for the giveaway! I follow your blog on Fleedly too ; and I like it even more than google reader now! :D

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  23. I have everything set up so that I can follow you (and all of my other favorite sewing bloggers) on Feedly... but I'm still reading everything on Google Reader, and I will until it officially croaks. I'm so used to it, I won't give it up until I have to!

    There's also this: http://theoldreader.com/

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  24. been following on bloglovin!

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  25. Yep, another bloglovin' lover here! I've been using it for yonks because (I'm embarrassed to admit) I had no idea google reader was even a thing. I though reader and the blogger dashboard thingies were one and the same. Excuse me while I walk away in shame with my tail between my legs!

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  26. Following through bloglovin' after losing google reader... Definitely not thrilled about it! It was super easy to transfer the blogs I follow, but getting used to the bloglovin interface has not been so easy! I keep missing posts from people...

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  27. I've been following you on bloglovin for a while ... great giveaway!

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  28. I'm VERY grouchy about Google Reader going away, and I'm holding onto it until the very last second. But in case they take it away early, I've followed all my favourite people (like you!) through Feedly and The Old Reader (I can't decide which one works better for me).

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  29. I've been following you via feedly which is a much better platform than Google Reader. Great giveaway

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  30. I'm test driving both bloglovin and feedly, and I read you on both. (^_-)-☆
    Thanks!

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  31. Awesome giveaway! I just signed up to follow your blog through Bloglovin' and via email!

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  32. I had almost the same reaction to the google news. I experimented with a couple of things, but ended up with Feedly. Now that I am use to it, I think I like it much better than Google Reader.

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  33. I follow you on Feedly! (although I am using Google Reader until they shut it down, boo)

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  34. I'm following you on bloglovin!

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  35. Bloglovin is my new friend ... so annoying about google reader

    Would love more Colette patterns .... not just so that I can avoid washing the kitchen floor but that would be a massive added bonus!

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  36. I follow your blog with bloglovin!

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  37. I went over to feedly when i heard the news google reader would be no more,and I wish i'd done it ages ago. So much cuter to flip through on a smart phone.
    Don't worry, because you can't count your subscribers, we're all still here!

    ps - i love the giveaway! I have my eye on hazel big time.
    lore
    x

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  38. I follow you with bloglovin'!!

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  39. oh and to make sure you feel the love, i just liked you on facebook too!

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  40. I'm following you with Bloglovin' (I am ashamed to say I discovered that tool only recently).
    Also, thank you for the giveaway and for sharing our amazing talent as a seamstress! (better than sewer na?)

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  41. melanie (hippolicious@hotmail.com)16 April 2013 at 10:56

    I follow your blog (since a while back) using blackberry rss reader ...
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  42. I follow you on Bloglovin' (And yes, I'm rather angry at what a poop Google is being about the whole thing. Why can't they just leave it so that it's convenient!) Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  43. I'm following you on bloglovin' and twitter. You're very generous Julia.

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  44. I already follow you on bloglovin! Determined to get my Joan dress done in time despite my transatlantic move in two weeks!

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  45. OH yes an extension over the weekend, you.are.awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you on Bloglovin'. What's google's problem anyway. ugh!

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  46. Pretty sure you came across when I transported my reader list from my dashboard. I hate it when techno things change - makes me grumpy. I can't help with the floors mine are similar :o)

    Great giveaway x

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  47. What a fantastic giveaway! I follow you already of bloglovin... please count me in the drawing :)

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  48. I follow you on bloglovin and I'm new to the sewing online community. I hope one day to be talented enough to take part in the Mad Men challenge. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for the sweet blog!

    Bloglovin is new to me and I'm still trying to work it out. Seems to be working so far!

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  49. I'm on Feedly due to the change, and so far so good.

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  50. Count me in! Good incentive - I'm switching over to Feedly now!

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  51. Thanks for the chance to win. Following on Bloglovin by email.

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  52. I was already following with bloglovin' (I prefer it because you can follow blogs hosted anywhere with it)

    I also love Colette patterns :)

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  53. I've just subscribed to email updates! I too am looking forward to seeing more of your work :) and baby clothes/patterns!

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  54. Following on Bloglovin and lovin it!

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  55. I follow you on Bloglovin! Well, and on Feedly and Google Reader as I'm trying different platforms out. I had such a good reading/commenting system going with Google Reader and I was really bummed about the change, but I think I've gotten used to a new system.

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  56. Been following on Bloglovin! Thanks for the giveaway, Colette patterns are the best.

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  57. I just switched over to bloglovin and am following you over there but I will have to check out feedly, havent heard much about it.

    Nicole ~ www.sewknitcreate.com.au
    www.sewknitcreateshop.blogspot.com

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  58. I've been following you on bloglovin since Google flicked Reader. But I actually think I like it more than I do Reader. So that's nice.
    And thanks for the reminder! I've finished my Mad Men dressed and have taken photos... Just need to blog it and send it now!

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  59. I subscribe through Feedly. Thanks for the awesome giveaway; winning would definitely dampen my disappointment over losing GR.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  60. I already follow you on Bloglovin', girl, but you know that won't stop me from entering this sweet giveaway! Also, THANK YOU - for both the giveaway and the Mad Men challenge extension! I can't wait to see everyone's entries.

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  61. What an awesome giveaway! :) I'm a new Bloglovin' user as well!

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  62. ooooh, exciting giveaway! Feedly so kindly moved all my google reader subscriptions to their site. Naturally there was a small adjustment period with anything new, but after using it for a while I might even say I like it better than google reader :)

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  63. I am not loving the Google Reader switch. I have both Bloglovin' and Feedly, and cannot decide which one I dislike the least (this is what it's come to). I follow you through both, though.

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  64. I've been following your blog on feedly. I like it better than bloglovin I think.

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  65. I'm following you on RSSOwl. Love your blog!

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  66. Already made the switch to Feedly and following you there!

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  67. following using the blogger dashboard - fingers crossed google at least keeps that one up!

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  68. What a great giveaway! I'm following you on bloglovin'

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  69. I use bloglovin and I love it. So far it's super easy to use :D

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  70. I have switched to Feedly and follow you there! Please enter me! And thanks!

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  71. Followed via email! *fingers crossed*

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  72. I use bloglovin now, but I also use my side bar in my blog where I have the people that I like and their updates. When I started with a blog I didn't realise that that's not how you do it and now I am just so used to it ...

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  73. Already made the switch and follow you... The Fabulous Julia Bobbin, on Bloglovin'! Can't wait to get my pictures up of my finished Mad Men dress!! It is de-lightful!!!

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  74. I used to follow your blog via Google Reader but switched to Feedly just now! I had been procrastinating doing it, but this post was the final push. So far, I like it.

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  75. I'm following you on bloglovin' and I am very thankful for the MMC2 extension!

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  76. Following on Bloglovin'... glad you are back!

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  77. I have imported everything inot Feedly, and into The Old Reader.. but am still reading on Google Reader until I absolutely have to switch.

    It will be a sad day indeed.

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  78. I already follow you on Bloglovin. This competition is too good to resist. :)

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  79. wow thanks for letting me know - I haven't looked at bloglovin yet so I've subscribed via email for now. Thanks again Julia!

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  80. I follow you with Feedly. I've had my eye on a couple of Colette Patterns, so here's hoping!

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  81. Already following on Bloglovin. Fingers crossed :-)

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  82. Feedly is great and I am following you there :)

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  83. Big daddy goggle indeed.
    I am rolling you through bloglovin.

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  84. I have been following on Bloglovin. I like the way it organises blogs. Claire ge.it@hotmail.com

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  85. Not missing Google reader much, I switched to Bloglovin' a long time ago and I follow you there. But it really sucks for those who were using it! Not sure what Google was thinking, it was a really popular service. Anyway...thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  86. I'm following you on Bloglovin'. Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway!

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  87. I actually never used google reader. I've always used bloglovin and I've been following your blog on there. Please please count me in as I'd love to make a Colette pattern! I'm trying not to buy so many new patterns until I use what I have, but if I won a pattern that'd be completely different, right!? Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  88. Fab giveaway! I follow you on Feedly. I switched about a month ago and I love it a million times more than I ever loved Google Reader. So there's hope!

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  89. Thanks for the extra incentive to make a decision about how to replace Google Reader - I am now following you in Bloglovin'

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  90. I was definitely one of the voices in the collective howl of frustration and disbelief after Google's announcement but I have moved on now, using Feedly and getting used to it, following you of course. A $50 Colette voucher would cheer me up even more :)

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  91. I've been following you on bloglovin' all along! Never used google reader, didn't know it even existed until it began to shut down!!!
    Thanks for holding the giveaway!

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  92. i follow your blog using the mail program on my macbook...

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  93. Thanks for the amazing chance to win! I was actually already following you on Bloglovin (Megan R is that matters).

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  94. I was just follower number 932 on Bloglovin'!

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  95. I'm a bit lacking in technological savviness. Having read
    Your post I'm now signed up to bloglovin and have finally figured out how you are supposed to gather together all the blogs you read, so thank you! Looking forward to actually being able to keeP up with your blog, so thank you!

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  96. I follow you on Feedly. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I know winning would cheer me up about the Google Reader shutdown.

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  97. I'm following your blog with Blogger Dashboard....

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  98. I have decided to switch you feedly, I love how it displays blogs with lots of photos. I am sad to be saying goodbye to reader! Fabulous giveaway and am now following you via feedly,

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  99. Just signed up via email. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

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  100. Thank you for this lovely giveaway! I follow you on Bloglovin':)

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  101. I've been a follower via Bloglovin but sad to see Google Reader go!

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  102. How generous; thank you!!! I found that switching over to bloglovin was very easy, & you're on my list there :)

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  103. You're on my Blogger dashboard, and I get emails and Facebook nudges. Hmm. I sound like a bit of a stalker, don't I? Sorry about that... :-/

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  104. In already following via Bloglovin, after moving everything across from google ��

    My first wedding anniversary is on 28 April - how cool would it be to win on that day?!

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  105. I have started using Feedly and pretty happy with it so far. The first two days I wanted to go back to Google reader so I have now made the change!

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  106. I'm already following with Bloglovin' and I started following via Facebook too. Thanks for the giveaway :*

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  107. Hi! I, too, use feedly now. It's a bit of a change. But looks good so far! Bloglovin' works for me as well! Anyway, "There Can Be Only One!"

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  108. Have been following you on Bloglovin for an age. So I don't understand the google loss, however I can appreciate how annoying it would be ;-). Thanks for the chance.

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  109. I use Bloglovin' with no probs and I love your creative sewing!!

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  110. Following on Feedly! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  111. How to clean your floor:
    1. Sprinkle baking soda over it.
    2. Pour cleaning vinegar over it.
    3. Hand a cloth to Robbin and bat your eyes as you say, "I love you!"

    (I vaccuum our floorboards prior to any cleaning, even in the bathroom. So much faster!)

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  112. Thanks for this revue of good blog readers. I'm now following you with BlogLovin'. (Don't loke the Feedly interface)
    Thanks also for the giveaway !

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  113. It was good to (briefly!) meet you at the 'Sewcie High Tea' on Sunday. I added your blog to my 'bloglovin' feed, after getting the link from one of the other girls blog about Sunday.

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  114. I never had followed your blog as I didn't like that google tool. But thanks to your post today I'm now aware that I can follow via e-mail - and just subscibed. :)

    As I'm fairly new to sewing clothes for myself and therefor only have a handful of pattern it would be great to win a voucher for some more!

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  115. OK, I am all set up to follow you on Bloglovin! Shame about Google Reader, but we are all set now.
    You are getting a fantastic response. It's a generous give away, but your blog is loads of fun and worth following even without incentives!

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  116. I've also switched to Feedly. But will use Reader until it croaks. Also had a mini-tantrum when they announced it. Sigh. Stupid Google.
    Hooray for giveaways, though!

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  117. Thanks Julia, I'm all updated and crossed over to the dark side of Blog Lovin'. Thanks for the golden ticket chance! Cheers xx

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  118. thanks for sharing this - i just uploaded all of the blogs i follow (yours included) onto bloglovin - it did it for me :D
    what a generous way to deal with your frustration :)

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  119. following through bloglovin'

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  120. I follow you on blogLovin and am waiting impatiently for all my other fave bloggers to be as proactive and swap over too so I don't miss any of your posts ;)
    Love your blog and I look forward to meeting you some day when I get out to a sewing day ;)

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  121. followed your blog using email! such a ridiculous thing google are doing, right!?
    Please also enter me into the competition! :)

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  122. just converted everything to bloglovin' !

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  123. I follow your blog in feedly! Its not as good as google reader but I prefer it to bloglovin. Hate that GR is being shut down. Thanks for the awesome pick me up!

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  124. I follow you on feedly. :)

    I've been using feedly for years — it's the only RSS reader that I've been able to stick more than a couple of weeks with, so I've tried A LOT of them. Honestly, I always thought Google Reader was the most horrid feed reader of them all so I was surprised by all of the grief over it, but it seems maybe other people were using it through this Friend Connect widget thing you mention rather than the actual Google Reader interface that was very annoying and looked like it was coded in the mid-1990s??

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  125. I just signed up via email...although I am kind of following you via FB as well - this works out quite well as long as you post on FB that there's something new on your blog.

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  126. I'm already following you on bloglovin.
    It took me few seconds to take all my blogs on google reader to bloglovin.
    Love your blog...

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  127. Already following you on Bloglovin'
    sushi (at) telenet (dot) be

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  128. I was annoyed at losing google reader too, but I'm finding blog lovin just as good - all the blogs I was following transferred easily,including yours

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  129. Following you on Bloglovin :)

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  130. I follow zour blog with feedly
    Ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  131. I follow you on bloglovin!!

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  132. I think I like bloglovin the best I tried out feedly but its my second preference. However you can import the blogs your following into feedly which is good. I follow you on both! Thanks for the comp how exciting can't wait to see the mad men post!

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  133. Hi, I already follow you on bloglovin! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  134. I follow you by Feedly - so easy to switch over from Google Reader (boo!) as it did it all for you! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. Been following on bloglovin for many many moons, it is amazing (and super user friendly)

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  136. I'm following you on Bloglovin'! Transferred easily all my blogs from google reader on bloglovin.

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  137. I follow you on bloglovin' which I am starting to love slowly, still angry at google for killing reader though!

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  138. Hey Julia! I'm following you through NetVibes, I didn't like Bloglovin that much.. I wrote a post about Google Reader alternatives if you want to check it out!
    http://dinosaurgirlfashion.blogspot.co.il/2013/03/how-to-replace-google-reader.html

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  139. Julia, I follow you in probably the most old fashioned way and that is that I put you into my favourites, and I simply check on you once or twice a week. I know you are busy with your little man, so I don't expect to be following you everyday. Sadly, I haven't a clue about all this bloglovin stuff, hence I don't have my own blog even though I would love to. But it does my head in all this Internet provider stuff or whatever it is, so I will just continue to follow you the easiest way I know and if you disappear from my favourites, I think I will be skilled enough to track you down.

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  140. I'm following through Bloglovin'! Never used google, so can't compare!

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  141. You were one of the first blogs I followed with Bloglovin'!

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  142. I follow your blog in both feedly and blog lovin' and I'm not happy with either :/ why, oh why is google reader retiring? Guess I'll get my sew on to cheer myself up :)

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  143. damn google. i already follow you on bloglovin!

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  144. So... I have only stumbled upon this beautiful part of the internet (sewing blogs!) this year - and am slowly figuring out how to have my own, though one of the rate limiting steps with that is that I need to create more time in life to do what I love and explore sewing again. In the meantime, I just have my favourites saved and visit very frequently to simply feel inspiration flowing from some amazing people such as yourself! And about cleaning the kitchen floor... always a drag for me too so it often ends up put off, but good ol' hands and knees are where it's at for now! (it's tiny!)

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  145. I'm following you on Bloglovin'...for now! May switch to Feedly. Can't decide as I don't really like either of them! But I dislike Google even more for being completely stupid and shutting down Reader!
    I refuse to be drawn on the subject of kitchen floors! ;-)

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  146. I've switched over to bloglovin' and I follow you using that. :-)

    Thanks for the extension on the Mad Men challenge! Now I have some hope that I may get finished in time!! (Note to self: must choose pattern and fabric before this can happen....)

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  147. I followed you on Google Reader and I switched to Netvibes.

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  148. I follow your blog on bloglovin already, I've been using it a while and really like it, especially as there's an iphone app so I can keep up to date with what everyone's up to on my morning commute! Only catch is commenting on blogger blogs using the app, it reaaaallly doesn't like it for some reason.

    P.S. Massive thanks for extending the mad men deadline, the weekend is just what I need to get finished!

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  149. I have to admit, I never used the google friend connect thing (actually, I don't think I knew it existed!!) and have always used bloglovin, which has worked fine for me (and have been following you with that!). I think if you 'claim' your blog on bloglovin you can see how many people follow your blog, but it doesn't tell you who they are.

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  150. I've been using bloglovin for a couple of months now and it's great. But I'll be sad to loose dear old google reader... But I would feel better if I were to win a Colette patterns voucher! And now, back to finishing my Mad Men dress (tahanks for the extension... I'll need it).

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  151. I really like Bloglovin. It's easy to use. Having never used Google Reader I can't compare the two. Don't feel bad, there have been lots of blog grumblings about the loss of Google Reader so you're not alone.
    I've been dying to try a Colette pattern so this voucher would be fantastic to win.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  152. I use NetNewsWire to follow the blogs I like, including yours! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  153. I'm following you on Bloglovin' now!

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  154. I have transferred my blog list to all of the other readers and am trying them all out. I do prefer a reader with an android app so I can use my tablet to read so I don't recommend bloglovin the app is no good. Feedly is so far working out the best.

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  155. I've just switched over to bloglovin. Stupid google what are they thinking (or not thinking). I have been known to throw a tanty or two in my time much to the amusement of those watching!

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  156. I follow you through blogger. Your clothes are fantastic! I just finished my first Colette pattern, and they're wonderful, too!

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  157. Have followed you on bloglovin' - yay!!

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  158. Following you on feedly! Can't wait to see everyone's mad men dresses!

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  159. Love your email updates, have a little smile when I see them pop up. Thanks for the giveaway!

    P.S. vinegar great for kitchen floors...

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  160. Feedly has been really easy to use and it transferred all of my subscriptions!

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  161. Ooh, hurray, you are fantastic! Both on the giveaway (I could really use a sewing pick-me-up since I'm writing Medical Board Exams today, tomorrow and the day after, and thus have shunned sewing in favor of reviewing for what seems like forever) and the extension of the Mad Men Sewalong (see above)!
    I've been using Bloglovin for ages and like it, although I hate that when commenting in-site on blogspot blogs, it throws you out of the frame...

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    1. Oh and of course I follow your blog. With bloglovin.

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  162. I follow you on feedly - so far it has been good!

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  163. Thank you for the giveaway! Love Colette Patterns :o)
    I've been an email subscriber for over a year now...'cos I love the clothes you make.

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  164. I'm not doing any sewing for the Mad Men challenge but I can't wait to see all of the great dresses. I follow you on bloglovin.

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  165. I love your blog and follow you via Bloglovin. It's been great to recognize you in the german Burda!

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  166. I'm subscribed through email! Been wanting to try Colette patterns for so long! What a fantastic giveaway :)

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  167. Wow, this giveaway is amazing! I would love to participate!

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  168. I've just subscribed via Bloglovin. It's where all the cool kids are now!

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  169. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

    I follow your blog on Feedly (moved over sulkily after the news of Google Reader!)

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  170. Hi! I am already following by email :)

    manonfoucault (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  171. I already followed you on Feedy Burner so no need to change :-)

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  172. I'm following you on Blog Lovin. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  173. Hi Julia, I would be gutted to miss your posts so have followed you on the suggested Bloglovin. I would also love to win the Colette e voucher so please enter me. Alison

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  174. Followed you on Bloglovin! :)

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  175. Im already following on twitter and bloglovin =)

    sparkly super nova x

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  176. I already follow you in my netvibes reader - just like google readers but without the google - love hate with google - mostly HATE. Thanks for the giveaway

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  177. I already follow you on bloglovin, twitter, and pinterest :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  178. Already following via Bloglovin'. I was so sad to hear about Google Reader being shut down! Thanks or the lovely giveaway to cheer us up.

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  179. Hey Julia.....Thanks for the news! I follow the blog through Blogger Dashboard. I hope they are not planning to do away with this too as it is a Google product.

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  180. If I wasn't already an email subscriber, I am now. I absolutely love your blog, it's a huge inspiration. And the give-away is lovely. Some patterns from Colette have been shouting out to me for a while now...

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  181. I follow by email so your updates come straight to my inbox! It's the best!

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  182. I'm switching over everything to Bloglovin', too. I'm following you that way now!

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  183. I follow you by email! What a sweet giveaway ; ) I love collette!!

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  184. I follow you on Bloglovin'. It works pretty well. Thank you for this fantastic giveaway!

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  185. I follow you via feedly... it's actually better than Google reader. Super customizable and easy to navigate. But a Colette giveaway can't hurt!

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  186. I follow on Feedly! It's a really pretty way to view my blogs, still getting used to it though. It's even pretty on my iPhone!

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  187. I took your blog with me when I sign up on Bloglovin a few weeks back.

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  188. Argh, I know how awful it is about google reader and it honestly blew my mind that there were people out there who weren't devastated by this. I've tested out Blog Lovin', NewsBlur, and Feedly (and I'm following you on all 3 of course), and after a few weeks of having them "compete" I think Feedly is my favorite followed closely by Blog Lovin'. Blog Lovin would get the top spot but I keep forgetting how to change the settings and it doesn't remember. NewsBlur WAS my favorite, but then I realized it doesn't update less popular blogs in real time - I have to wait 1-3 days! So silly.

    Ha, I've been rushing to finish my Mad Men dress and yesterday I even laid out how my evenings should be spent so I could fit it all in. Thanks for the extension! Can't wait to see everyone's!

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  189. I'm already following you via email and enjoy your posts. I've had my Mad Men dress ready,just need to blog about it and send it to you. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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