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:: OMG! WIN Three Lovely Books!

Well would you LOOK AT THESE BOOKS! OH EM GEE! How terrific are they? Do you want to win them? Well… if you live in Australia YOU CAN! Answer my question before midnight Melbourne time on Friday and I will choose a winner over the weekend! To win :: Simply tell me ::

Why do you like to visit my blog?! Where do you live?! How long have you been reading?!

Here is a bit more about these nice books…

My Abuela’s Table by Daniella Germain
You might remember I posted about this book a little while ago, even before I had my hands on a copy. Daniella is a very talented illustrator. Holy smoke she is great. Her drawings are simply lovely and coupled with a whole heap of her grandma’s recipes, it is itself a recipe for RAD. (Luckily I have gotten to know Dany a bit better, because we have been working on a project together with our publisher Hardie Grant!) Miss Germain is currently blogging over here, so that would be a lovely way to get to know more about her. Dany also guest blogged over here last week (with lots of recipes!), but I bet you already knew that!! Thank you to Hardie Grant for sending me this book to give away! (I am very lucky because they sent me an extra copy to keep!)

Tucked In by Meredith Gaston
I first saw Meredith’s book at the Brunswick Street Bookstore when my sister was in town. I snapped a photo of the cover and later got online to ask Penguin Books for a copy to give away. Wow. This book is really so adorable. It’s a guide on being cosy and relaxed and snoozy and happy. I mean. REALLY?! To me that is probably one of the top five books a person would EVER need! And how great that Meredith got to write and illustrate such an IMPORTANT BOOK! It’s really very important to take time to restore yourself and treat yourself. It really is. This book is the definitive guide to comfy niceness. Thank you Penguin for not minding when I cheekily asked for this book! I am so glad I can give it away to someone deserving! I am even going to buy myself a copy, because I love it so much. Yes.

You Sew Girl by Nicole Mallalieu
I have known Nicole Mallalieu for a couple of years now. Do you know her? She’s a really nice lady and she has worked super hard to put this book together. Do you want to know how to sew PROPERLY?! Do you want to make things that look super profesh and not too wonky? This is your book. Nicole knows everything about sewing. If there was a Precision Driving Team for sewing machines, she would be the top rev-head in the cutest floral pitsuit. This book has step by step instructions for making skirts and belts and bags and hats and all kinds of pretty and practical things. Thanks to Harper Collins for sending me Nic’s book! Thanks to Nicole for working so very hard and sharing her skills with us!

Good Luck! The questions again are ::

Why do you like to visit my blog?! Where do you live?! How long have you been reading?!

xx Pip

260 Comments

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    Bella
    July 6, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    I just love these books / especially the first two!

    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    Well, your blog is always so inspiring. If I have a day where I donΒ΄t know what to do, i just look at your blog and get an idea!
    Where do you live?!
    Australia
    How long have you been reading?!
    For maybe a year or so

    bellatheowl(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Andrea
    June 29, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    I love your blog because I can always count on you for something different from the rest of the blogs I subscribe too. Read: You're extraordinary. :o) These books are divine as well. I actually am in Indiana, USA. Other side of the world. :o) And honestly, I don't think that I have been reading very long, but you have grown to be a "must read".

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    Erin
    June 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Hi Pip!
    I can't find my post – so commenting again. I have been visiting your blog for about 3 months – I'm new to blog land πŸ™‚ I love your blog for the creative ideas, the DYI projects and the book club – what a perfect mix. I also love your important things that you support, you've build a fantastic community here.

    Love the books – I really want to buy "you sew girl" and will soon (unless I win!). Also, wanted to let you know that I found your book in a shop the other day but someone had ripped the pages out. I was so sad πŸ™ who does that?!?

    Thanks for a great blog & keep it coming xo

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    AnastasiaC
    June 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Im from Sydney and ive been a long time reader Pip – i was first introduced to your blog by Marianne from Applehead – i felt an instant connection and warmth!! you've got a FAB eye for cute, kitsch and vintage love as well as supporting creative peeps and the handmade community. I love to read about family life, shop keeping and all the cool things you post!

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    Cleo
    June 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Hi Pip, i read your blog for inspiration and ideas, i have only been sewing for about six months now and love reading and learning more about sewing and what i can tackle next. i have only just recently stumbled onto your blog a few weeks ago and i am loving it, so thank you. and i live in Darwin.

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    Meghan
    June 24, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    I love reading for the local comment, the fantastic ideas and everyday musings!!
    I live in North Fitzroy.
    I've been reading for about 2 years (I think!!!)
    These books look great!!!!

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    Meghan
    June 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    I love visiting your blog for all the interesting ideas as well as your everyday musings, as well seeing places that are local to me too!!!
    I live in North Fitzroy
    I've been reading for about 2 years (I think!!)
    These books are great!!!

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    Car
    June 24, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    What a generous giveaway!

    I visit your blog for inspiration, after seeing your crochet granny squares – I was completely inspired to learn to crochet, which I did!

    I live near Bribie Island in Queensland

    Ive been reading for maybe 3 years? Time flies in logland, so it may be more πŸ˜‰

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    justmel15
    June 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Hi Pip

    I read your blog because somedays it is the only nice, cool, crafty part of my day. i found your blog about 6 months ago in the ANZ inspired magazine. I live in Tas and can't wait to come visit your shop on our next holiday.
    Mel

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    Kaitlyn
    June 24, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Hi Pip,
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love reading your blog for both inspiration for arty/crafty works and also introductions to new artists. I live in Melbourne too and have been enjoying your blog for about three months now I think!

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    Bridget
    June 24, 2011 at 5:57 AM

    Hi Pip! Those books look so gorgeous, looks like lots of detail went into them all. I read your blog for comfort – it's the first thing I look at each morning and it reminds me of home (Melbourne) because I've spent the past 5 years away from home living in Sydney and Darwin. I love your positivity, honesty and rawness. I've been reading for 3 years and I feel like I know you (in a non-weird-stalker-restraining-order-kinda way) and love to hear what you're up to – especially all the yummy things you're cooking and eating. I like to hear what's going on in Melbourne town, and to read about a your projects. There's just a lovely sense of familiarity to Meet Me At Mikes! I often pop into the shop when I'm home but rarely comment on here (shy, I guess). Anyway, thanks for the blog, I love it and it's like a lovely warm doona away from home. Bridget xx

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    Sara
    June 24, 2011 at 3:44 AM

    What a lovely giveaway! I've been reading your blog only very recently, I love handmade and dabble in a bit of sewing and most recently crocheting. I dream of a starting my own place where like minded crafty folk gather to make and chat. I live in Geeveston, Tasmania. πŸ™‚

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    Tara
    June 24, 2011 at 3:16 AM

    "Why do you like to visit my blog?! Where do you live?! How long have you been reading?!"

    I like visiting your blog because it's so super interesting. You write about things I like (sewing, cooking, crafting, etc) and since you're in Australia there's a whole lot of things you mention that are in my life but just don't exist for American bloggers. Not that that's a bad thing, it's just the way it is.

    I live in Newcastle, NSW.

    And I've been reading your blog for a few months now, since google reader suggested it to me : )

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    Camelia Sisters
    June 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    hi pip,
    those books look fab!
    i've been reading your blog for a couple of years, after i read an article about you in the Notebook.
    i live in melbourne. i actually bumped into you last year at an opy in blackburn, while we were both hunting for respective goodies! πŸ™‚
    stickybeaking at your blog is like snuggling under a cozy blanket. all things at meet me at mikes are so far removed from my regular life. (social worker) so it is a real pleasure to take time out of my day to delve into your blog!

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    Erin
    June 23, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    Oooh! The two cook books remind me of http://www.theydrawandcook.com/ I love the concept!

    I got drawn to your blog after seeing the "meet me at mike's" header – it's great. I visit for the inspiration and love the diy projects.

    I live in Brisbane – just got home from a year in Minnesota…originally from NSW.

    I've been reading for about 3 months and learning to sew/craft for about the same period of time. Also starting out a little blog (www.uglycastle.blogspot.com – just a few months old).

    Have a great weekend!

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    bethe
    June 23, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    hi Pip,
    I've visited your blog occasionally for years and regularly for 6 months. I decided this year to do more craft instead of talking/thinking about it. Your blog is inspirational. I've also set myself agoal of mainly giving handmade gifts not necessarily made by me, bur your ideas have definitely helped.
    I live in coorparoo (said coop-a-roo) in Brisbane. Those books look so fab!

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    skyefraser
    June 23, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Hi! I hail from Adelaide and I've been reading your blog for about 6 months. I have a list of ones that I read through but yours is always one of the first that I check. I'm beginning my journey into the world of crafts, and I love the projects and the enthusiasm with which you tackle them. I have to say that I also enjoy your enthusiasm for life, Ir helps me with my get up and go in the morning if I'm lacking on that day. Plus you have links to other equally clever and enthusiastic people.

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    AMM
    June 23, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Hi Pip,

    I read your blog as I find it to be a crafty, arty interesting view of life. And I like cooking, reading and making things so the things that you write about resonate with me. I live in the North of chilly Melbourne. I've been reading your blog for around three years after meeting you at Brown Owls. Those were fun times and at one stage, a huge distraction for me while sidelined from sport after an injury. I'd love to win "You Sew Girl" as it looks like a great book for improving my very basic sewing skills. And I love Nicole's patterns.

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    Lauren
    June 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Oh fun! What a lovely giveaway! I have been reading your blog for…close to 2 years I reckon! I live in Adelaide and the reason I visit is because of all the great ideas you have, the cool links, music, MOVIES…I watched my year without sex because you recommended it and I loved it! It encourages me to get out the sewing machine or the crochet hook or the knitting needles and make something! πŸ™‚

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    PeanutButterHound
    June 23, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    OH WOWZA and by golly gosh! What a brilliant prize! I have a serious lady crush on Daniella Germain. Such beautiful work!

    I have been stopping by your blog for probably about two and half years! Eeeek time goes far too quickly!

    I like to pop in and visit because you write so honestly and positively (but I don't mind if you have a grumble too). It is happy little space that inspires me to use my hands a bit more and get a bit crafty and cook some good food!

    Thanks for sharing Pip! You are super dooper!

    (Oh and I live in the land of Mikes: Fitzroy).

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    lauraalexandraaa
    June 23, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    What lovely books and illustrations! i would be super happy to win these lovely things!

    i live in melbourne and i love to visit your blog each morning before i get into the serious stuff at work! it's a breath of fresh air and a source of daily inspiration i must say! i am quite new to blogger (three to four months maybe?!) and my friend recommended your blog to me!

    and i'm glad she did! simply divine! X

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    Lillabilly
    June 23, 2011 at 5:07 AM

    1. Yes, there is the inspiration and the patterns and the crochet and the recipes and the awesome pics and the quirkiness and the fact that you are an Aussie too but mostly what keeps me coming back is that you CHALLENGE me. You speak your mind and allow me (and everyone!) to question their own beliefs and ways of thinking in a non confrontational, friendly, girl next door kind of way. Thanks for that, Pip. I like it.

    2. Brisbane, Aussie-stralia

    3. You know…I don't know… but it's been aaaaaages. Let's just blame the empty space in my head labelled "how long you've been reading Meet Me At Mikes" on pregnancy brain! Hooray! πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    June 23, 2011 at 4:23 AM

    pip hi!

    i'm a fellow clog wearer, mama, reader,and cook.
    since i was 14yrs old i have been a thrifter too…camberwell market being my choice of hangout as a teenager, then art student.
    well,i have now matured? and have become a craft book lover. i was gifted your lovely book "sew la tea do"..for my 40th birthday -lucky me! my sewing skills are very limited,although one day i would love to crotchet like my nonna!
    even though my background is of burmese and italian origin i was lucky enough to also have an "adopted aussie nana"! well, we adopted her!
    i have the fondest memories of playing under her clothesline with pegs in my hair… eating butterfly cupcakes in butterfly chairs!
    myrtle was her name and she lived in a 60's cream brick house.
    i helped her make lamingtons and scones and she put my hair in rags on friday nights while we watched doris day movies with bill collins!
    i have been reading your blog since 2007 when i became a mama for the first time.
    my joy comes from the nostalgia of my childhood, which in a funny way i partly try to re create for my two girls.
    i visit your blog daily to soak up your creative wisdom and forward links of your writings/info/recipes onto friends…
    i now funnily enough,live with my family in a cream brick 60's house in melbourne!
    a big kiss both cheeks pip for being a wonderful, true voice that connects us all.
    grazie,
    catherine.
    x

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    MeAndBoo
    June 23, 2011 at 4:04 AM

    I read your blog because I like the way you 'talk' to us. Plus it keeps me up to date on lots of crafty and happening stuff that I may not know about otherwise. I have come across lots of blogs but yours has always stuck in my memory after I forget the names of many others. I think it's coz it has such a personal feel and is very inviting for everyone to join in the fun even if we have clumsy fingers,(and minds!!). Plus it's great to get to know someone behind one of my favourite places in Melbourne.
    I live way out yonder, in Carrum Downs, although we call it Pines Heights – since we are up the road from The Pines estate in Frankston North. It's been about 2 and a bit years since I discovered Meet Me At Mikes. Hurrah!

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    Lynda J
    June 23, 2011 at 3:59 AM

    Hi Pip, I've been reading your blog for over 3 years, probably more and get my daily dose delivered to my inbox which I love. I think there is something real, honest and unassuming about the way you write, it's like getting a letter from a fun friend who knows lots of things i want to know about. I visit your blog for a little look around and to learn something about crafty things or to get a recipe to cook for my family for dinner that night. Pretty simple stuff. I live in Sydney. Lynda x

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    Anonymous
    June 23, 2011 at 3:27 AM

    Hi Pip, I started reading your blog when your book 'Meet Me at Mikes' was released. Now, reading your blog is part of my daily routine. Your blog inspires the 'crafty goddess' in me, it makes me smile because I find you funny and sweet and your blog is simply great reading and inspiration each and every day. Recently I watched (on your recommendation)the South Riding mini series and told my husband about it. I loved it by the way! My husband asked me how I heard about it and I said – 'Pip Lincoln recommended it on her blog' he laughed and said 'she is totally your hero'. I do talk about you from time to time because you really are an inspiring woman! Then we started talking about the people we consider heros in our lives…Anyhoo, I live in lovely Melbourne Town, I love your work, I love books and those books are gorgeous. Have a great day. Michele. ps. err…I don't blog myself however here is my email address: frisinamish@hotmail.com

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    Amanda
    June 23, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Hi Pip,
    I've been reading your blog now for a couple of years. I love to visit your blog daily because you sound so lovely and you're very sharing of your crafty ideas, recipes and daily snippets of whatever! I live in Glen Iris and love everything crafty and handmade!
    Thank you for your blog,
    Amanda πŸ™‚

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    Jessica Jorna (The Crafty Librarian)
    June 23, 2011 at 2:18 AM

    Why do you like to visit my blog?! Where do you live?! How long have you been reading?!

    I am a Melburnian in Sydney who likes to visit your blog because there is always something interesting there for me to do, or a link for something interesting for me to do and I have been reading for a looong time now. I don't really remember when I started reading… um, maybe in 2007? Because I was living in Melbourne then and went to Melbourne Brown Owls a couple of times. That is a long time.

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    Tam
    June 23, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Why do you like to visit my blog?! I love the way you right, and love seeing what you've been up to and are making

    Where do you live?!
    Gold Coast

    How long have you been reading?!
    A couple of years

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    Whydiss
    June 23, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    Hey Pip,

    I've been reading your blog for over 2 years and watched the constant evolution of your blog.

    Am not sure how I found your blog, I think it was from blog hopping and have linked back to your blog many times, starting with this entry http://whydiss.blogspot.com/2009/09/editing-my-blog.html

    What keeps me coming back is our shared interest in craft and crochet.

    I live in Brisbane, Qld.

    Thanks for sharing your life with us through your blog.

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    Anonymous
    June 23, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    hi
    I like to read your blog as I am into crafty pursuits such as yourself. My brain is constantly ticking over what can I make next. Your blog inspires me in many ways,craft, food, arty/interesting links. I also love to visit melbourne once a year so your in the know with whats going on.
    I live in batemans bay, (used to live in adelaide and used to craft with the brown owls group over there)
    I have been reading your blog for at over three years if not more. I remember visiting your shop in Richmond some years ago and liking your style.

    cheers suse

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    Exquisite Accessories
    June 22, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    wow Pip what a great giveaway & I see hundreds of contenders!! πŸ™‚ I love to visit your blog to see what you are up to as there is always something different weather its Inspiration a meal you have cooked A move/book review or just a day out with the family you seem to lead such an exciting full on & happy life.

    I live in Queensland.

    i have been reading for 2 years I don't always leave a comment then sometimes I have loads of your post's in my in box (I'm a crap blogger) to look through so I grab a coffee & see what your up to I still have to master the crochet lessons (left hander) it took my aunt ages to teach me to knit she ended up with a collor on her neck from leaning over helping me (bless her) but I can knit left handed Yay!!

    Gosh I have waffled on bye Elaine πŸ™‚

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    OSP
    June 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Hey Pip,

    I read your blog because your good attitude transcends the fiber optics that connect us and you introduced me to the Jezabels. πŸ™‚ I am American and have been reading since I was four or five.

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    Chille
    June 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Answers:

    1. Because my IPad takes me there
    2. In a house
    3. Been reading since I was about 5 years old

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    Char
    June 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    I'm feeling a little silly commenting to win but it's just too good a prize to let silly-ness win over.
    I live in Thornbury and catch the tram past your shop every day on the way to work. I love the anticipation of seeing your shop front as I sip my delicious soy latte (Growers Espresso, Crn Holden and St Georges road, make sure you have a muffin too).
    I've been reading your blog for a while and am always excited when my reader says there is a new item. I started reading after a friend had left a copy of "Meet me at Mike's" in my letter box after a difficult week but what really won me over was when you started cooking from the Yellow box, I think that is when I subscribed and became committed. I like your honesty and quirk. I like your humour and reservedness. Most of all I like your creativity and colour. :)Ch

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    Sandra
    June 22, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    hi – i have been dipping in and out of your blog for years. it was one of the first blogs i discovered. i keep coming back because i like the way you write, your crafty ways are super inspirational and i like to take little trips down your linky lanes. i also enjoy your foodie posts. i live in central west nsw. x

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    shimmer and glow
    June 22, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    I'm a Melbourne girl, who's been following your blog for yonks.

    I read your blog because it reminds me of the purpose driven life I want to lead. To creative with love, to live with intention, and to be the best person, crafter and friend I can be!

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    Jessica
    June 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Hi! I like to visit to get my dose of creative inspiration. It is a nice change of scenery from my day job – working in an office and studying science at uni. I live in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I have been reading for a couple of months now.
    xx Jess.

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    Kids’ Business
    June 22, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Hi! I read your blog because not only are you creative and insuring, but also Australian. I love finding wornderful Australian blogs that I can relate to!

    I have just moved from Perth to Melbourne.

    I have been enjoying you blog for 6 months or so, attracted by your crochet love!

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    Kate
    June 22, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Oops forgot to say I'm from melbs… (it's true what they say about nappy brain)

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    Kate
    June 22, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Hola Pip! Over the last few years I would steal glimpses of your blog when I was working insanely long hours – your lovely turn of phrase, crafty wonders & gorgeous aesthetic would make my heart glad amidst the madness of a crushing case load, demanding clients & mind numbing bureaucracy. I signed up for daily bursts of your blog when I went on maternity leave late last year and now I read your posts while breast feeding. Love your work! I hope you feel affirmed by all these positive comments (we aren't just writing them to win a book! True!) thanks for spreading such crafty joy! x

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    Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    i find your blog interesting,actually very interesting with such amazing stuff,always something special and lovely…i am a qld girl for now… i have been reading for ages and ages and for ages ages more,ta muchly pip,keep having fun with what you do !! no blog norma πŸ™‚

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    Molly
    June 22, 2011 at 8:12 AM

    Pip, I love your blog and enjoy following it because not only does it inspire me in my own craftiness, it is a feast for the eyes! I have been following your blog for about six months, from my home in Brisvegas.

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    Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    I uncovered your delish blog a few months ago after buying your book, so beautifully put together. I went hunting for the blog so I could keep up with your crafty advetures.
    I am a quilter with aspirations to create so much more and I find reading about other's projects so inspriring. These books look like the perfect addition to my tiny craft book library!!
    I live in Adelaide and at the moment it is sooo cold here, I could think of nothing better (well apart from sewing) than curling up on my own and reading these yummy books xx Victoria, Little Blossom Quilts. little_blossom@iprimus.com.au
    http://www.littleblossomquilts.wordpress.com

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    Loopy Red Hen
    June 22, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    It's like a little smile in my inbox, spreading words of crafting wisdom. Originally from Scotland I am currently north of Perth and searching desperately for fellow happy crafters.
    I have only been following your blog for the last month since I happily stumbled upon your book in our local library.
    Cheerio the noo!
    Loopy Red Hen

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    Helena
    June 22, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Hi! I like your blog because you are rad. I cant't remember how long I've been reading. Since before the first book, so like 2 years? Maybe more? I like that you post a lot of original content, about what you are doing or places you are going. I like that you confess when you feel crap. I like that the recommendations you make are genuine, and not all gushy and fake. I like that you are nice about people. I like that you promote your products without turning your blog into a giant ad. I like that you welcome people into your shop to say hi. I live in Perth, otherwise I would have come and said hi by now. Come to Perth, you'll like it here, we'll have coffee and I'll show you where the nice shops are.
    H.

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    Ali
    June 22, 2011 at 7:34 AM

    hello. What a lovely pile of books! I've been reading your blog for a few years .. maybe three? I like reading about your crafty 'take' on life and really, you are quite an inspiration – you've published two whole books and there's another coming! .. but the best thing is, you seem like just an everyday 'girl'. It's nice.
    I am an 'everyday girl' (who doesn't publish books) who lives in Brissie.
    thanks for sharing your blog Pip.

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    Hey Bambini
    June 22, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    Wow that was a big scroll down 206 comments! Bit lonely down here but l shall plug away.
    I first discovered your blog and shop back in 2006/2007 (l can’t remember the exact year) but l fell in love with the vintage children’s books in your store and the lovely catchy name.
    Then l had babies which meant late nights – early mornings and l've always loved doing something a bit crafty with my (little) spare time l have. Your blog taught me to crochet. I've watch your u-tube videos I don’t know HOW many times trying to teach myself. With load of perseverance and patience l'm onto my third blanket for my baby boys. I'm not expert by any means but my boys just love them.

    I'm in Brunswick and l love reading your blog everyday.

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    h
    June 22, 2011 at 6:44 AM

    Hi Pip!
    How are you? I'm an Aussie gal in London. I started reading your blog 4 years ago. I found out about it through my sis who was making amazing stuff from your blog. When in Oz, I'm always making – alone or with friends. I miss my paints and sewing machine and etc. So rerading your blog every few days really cheers me upa nd keeps the arty spirit alive! Thank you!

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    Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 at 6:39 AM

    Your blog is so special as it reminds us of some of what is important in life and to slow down and smell the roses along the way. Timeless advice and written like its a good friend talking and sharing their life with me. I live in Aspendale, Melbourne and have been a subscriber for about 6 months. Reading a little longer.

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    mark
    June 22, 2011 at 6:17 AM

    A poem to answer your questions:

    I'll begin with confession
    (A bad first impression)
    That I have not read your blog.
    But I hasten to add
    Lest ye think of me bad
    That your blog makes my wife quite agog!

    So I'll say second hand
    (What my wife could expand)
    About many-a-minute of joy
    Spent feasting her eyes
    On crafty supplies
    (And explaining it all to her boy.)

    My wife: she loves dresses,
    And often confesses,
    An unyielding passion to sew,
    But I study Freud-ery
    (I know not of Embroidery)
    And so to your blog she does go.

    Now, I saw on the Twitter,
    Some books I could win her,
    And I'm hoping to make it quite plain,
    That she adores you,
    And I emplore you,
    To consider me – Mark, from Brisbane.

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    Elaine
    June 22, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    Hi Pip,
    I've been following your blog since sometime in 2009. I like your blog because you share pieces of life that I may not otherwise find – crafts, songs, movies, TV Shows (thanks for the comment about South Riding – loved it!!), etcetera! You are generous with your crafts, cooking, insights and knowledge. Crafty blogland would be less without MMAMs. I live in Blacktown in Sydney and combine craft and art whenever I can.

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    Em
    June 22, 2011 at 5:45 AM

    Haha Pip! I've been reading your blog for yonks and I love it because it's real and it makes me smile. I'm also a Melbournite πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 at 5:16 AM

    Hi pip! I live in Melbourne and have been visiting your gorgeous blog mostly every day for three years, gosh time flys! I love reading for inspiration, recipes and ideas. I love the creative hub that is this website and it keeps me coming back for more and more. I can't wait for your new book to come out! your adoring fan, bernadette x

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    carolyn
    June 22, 2011 at 5:13 AM

    hi pip,
    i read your blog because i have always believed everything in life can be beautiful and joyful. I am not a buy lottsa stuff kind of person, i am a 4th generation creator of things. So i find pleasure in seeking like minded people. I am a member of the Bayswater Brown Owls in Perth, western australia and i have been reading for about 10 months.

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    Carla
    June 22, 2011 at 4:25 AM

    Hi Pip,

    I've only been following your blog for just over a year, but I keep a record of all the postings I like and want to one day get back to and do (if they include a project).
    I like following your blog because of the little ideas you share, your warmth, I like seeing how connected you are with so many people. Following your blog is like talking to you in person in your store – it's very personable!

    I live in Newcastle NSW – I visited your store on recent trip to Melbourne πŸ™‚ it was lovely.

    Carla

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    deborah
    June 22, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    Hey Pip,

    I couldn't resist being in to win.

    So… I read your blog because it makes me feel like part of a crafty community and it inspires me to give it a go.

    I've been reading it for just over a year when I stumbled upon it through hearing about your book.

    And I'm so very, very lucky to live by the seaside in Edithvale, Melbourne – yay melbourne.

    So thanks for the opportunity and the fantasmagorigal blog…dx

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    Amy
    June 22, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    Howdy Pip,

    I visit your blog because I like it. I like the open honest way you write, I like that you don't try to sound too smarty pants and that it reads they way I imagine to would talk to someone. I like that. I like that you don't just stick to craft but also talk about food and music and books and whats on the telly that you are liking at the mo… I like that sometimes you only post pictures, I like that you are a constant there will always be something new to read about whenever I log on.

    I live in Torquay, VIC. I moved from Hobart nearly 3 years ago. I miss 'home' but when I vist Hobart I miss this 'home'!!

    I have been reading your blog for ages. I don't know how long for. Before you had books. xox

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    Kitty Bob
    June 22, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    Hello,
    I must admit I'm reasonably new to the bloggyland but I went searching for your writing after Women of Letters as I enjoyed the patchwork nostalgia of your letter it was so heartfelt. I now get your blog emailed to me because I've just moved into a new home in Melbourne and am feeling very domesticated now so I am craving cooking and craft ideas your blog is ideal with the feeling of discovery and homelyness.

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    Blogdet
    June 22, 2011 at 4:13 AM

    Hello Pip πŸ™‚

    I found your blog through a friend of mine who had your first book. I subsequently bought the book and subscribed to your blog – that was about 2 years ago. I love your blog as it has the right amount of crafty stuff mixed with cooking, home decorating, books and general life. I mostly love the crafty stuff and the whole retro-vintage feel of it. I also love to go on the amazing maze journey through your links and find other amazing sites. Especially love Pinterest!

    I live in Townsville, North Qld.

    I'd love all three of these books. Probably will end up buying them at some stage so winning them would be great to my finances! The last book I bought that was recommended by you was "A Well Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life" – love it!!

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    The Bowlers
    June 22, 2011 at 4:09 AM

    Hi hi Pip. I live in Baranduda with my husband and four kids. Its up near the Murray River. I read your blog to escape to a colourful lovely place in between my usual mummy duties. Sometimes my big boys, the 4 and 2 year olds, look at the pictures too. They really like Ari and think he does cool stuff in the city. I am not sure how long I have been reading. It feels like ever since I moved here from Melbs about 5 years ago, perhaps your blog isn't quite that old yet? I remember you celebrating an anniversary recently but my memory is a bit fuzzy since all these kids blessed my life!

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    kimbalee007
    June 22, 2011 at 4:04 AM

    hi there..i'm new to bloggy land, but used to visit your little shop in Richmond about 4 years ago…i now live in the Dandenong Ranges, though soon to move back to the city so i can visit your little shop in Fitzroy again, yay. I also follow your little witty twitter…:-) My Abuela's table keeps popping up everywhere, and I LOVE all things Mexican, so i'm sure it's meant to be mine…

    ps i have my own little bloggy now, would love you to check it out..www.kimbalee007.wordpress.com

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    SB
    June 22, 2011 at 4:03 AM

    I like reading your words. I like the inspiring pics/photos. I like the projects you put up. I like the way you taught me how to make a granny square (and lately, slipps). I like your recipes. I like your honesty. I like your blogship (yeah, okay, I made that word up – it's supposed to be blog friendship mashed up).

    I live in Parkville – snugged up next to Royal Park. It's lovely there!

    I'm pretty sure I started your blog not that long after I starting working at CAE. Sooo, sometime in December 2006?!

    -Susie

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    Angela Osborn
    June 22, 2011 at 4:02 AM

    Hello there, Pip!
    I read your blog because it's lovely and inspiring, but also because it's friendly. I always feel welcome here, which I like very much.

    I have been reading your blog since a bit after your first book was released. I spied it on my friend's coffee table and loved it so I googled "meet me at mikes" when I got home and found your blog. I've been following along ever since.

    Oh, and I live in Adelaide.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway, Pip. It's super nice of you.

    xo

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    Jo
    June 22, 2011 at 3:53 AM

    Hi Pip
    I enjoy hearing what you've been up to, and you higlight some cool stuff (places things etc). I enjoy the crafty bits too…
    I'm from te awamutu, New Zealand and I've been following you for aprrox 2 months….love it keep up the good work!
    Jo

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    Diane
    June 22, 2011 at 3:49 AM

    I live in Melbourne and have been here for just over a year – which is about the same amount of time I've been reading your blog! I like to visit for creative inspiration and local tips!

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    Pippa
    June 22, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    Hi Pip, it was my impending motherhood and need to nest that first introduced me to you, I love your books and blog and wish you every success.
    My thoughts are no different to what has already been so beautifully expressed, I'm pleased to be along for the ride, you are my daily dose of inbox goodness!
    Thanks, with love from the best beach in Melbourne, Seaford.
    Pippa xx

    Philippa, one L and two P's, which are you?

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    Netty82
    June 22, 2011 at 3:44 AM

    Hi Pip! I could not resist and had to enter for those gorgeous books! I live in Capalaba, Brisbane.
    I came across your blog via your first book (which I requested for my christmas gift) Ever since I have made baby underpants & slippers for my son, granny squares for a blanket one day and the list goes on! I love your books and blog for ideas, inspiration, your contacts to other talented peeps and not to forget about Brown owls in Brisbane! I look forward to your email everyday and have them all filed away for easy reference. I've learnt a lot over the past hmmm… 3 years? Since then I have made plenty of gifts for my friends/family – You can't get more personal than home made πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the fun sewy, bakey, crochet things you and your friends have tought me and good luck to the lucky winner. X

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    Lisa
    June 22, 2011 at 3:30 AM

    Hi Pip,
    I'm in Canberra and have been following your blog for @2yrs or so, discovered via Loobylu. I love your voice
    and follow your links and try recipes(thanks for the lasagne one recently)and admire the way you spend your time. I have lots of still quite little children so escaping to blogland is such a pleasure and fills me with inspiration. Keep on doing what you do because you do it so well!!
    Oh, and the giveaway. I'll jump in queue for a chance at that too
    Thanks Pip,
    Best, Lisa

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    kittybaroque
    June 22, 2011 at 3:27 AM

    Why, thank you!!! πŸ™‚

    I have been visiting your blog since FOREVER and live in Toorak, Melbourne.

    I like to visit your blog for some good old common sense, thoughts on the way life might be best off returning to (ie, crafting and being generally super nice to everyone…), find inspiration and links to other amazing stuff and crafty peeps. I've also loved your music recommendations and charity initiatives. I can pretty much guarantee if you love it, so will I <3
    Sending Hugs
    KittyB

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    ally
    June 22, 2011 at 3:21 AM

    How incredibly shallow of me to admit it but I read your blog mainly for the cheery Hurrah at the end – it makes my day (and all those other lovely reasons concerning inspiration, advice and friendship)

    I live in the best part of Australia (ie Tassie)

    I've been reading your blog ever since I found it

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    Frankly Feisty
    June 22, 2011 at 3:16 AM

    WHY do I like to visit your blog?
    Well, because:
    -it is so inspiring
    -it is so informative
    -it makes me go "no way! really?", a lot
    -it makes me go "huh. I did not know that", a lot
    -it makes me go "aww, that is gorgeous", a lot
    -it makes me go "wow! that's amazing", a lot
    -it makes me go "gosh, that's gorgeous", a lot
    -it makes me go "gee, she is so clever!", a lot
    -it makes me admire, aspire to and envy your talent and gift for design, writing and time management
    -it has taught me how to do lots of fabulous crafty things
    -it has lead me to so many other brilliant blogs and new friendships
    -it started me on my own bloggy adventure
    -it is so honest, open, friendly, funny,welcoming, cheery and damn lovely to look at
    -it is so very much a brilliant reflection of you, Miss Pip and all that you love and are passionate about.
    Where do I live?
    Fryerstown in Central Victoria
    How long have I been reading your blog?
    A looooong time x
    I would dearly love to win Daniella Germain's beautiful book. I adore her illustrations and have been drooling over this book since I first heard about it.
    I am very happy for the other two books to go to two of your other blog lovers, if that would make it easier for you to decide. : )
    So there we have it…X

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    Kayta
    June 22, 2011 at 2:58 AM

    Why I tune in and how long…

    I attended a course (I think about 2 years ago) run by one of your friends who told me about your blog. I already knew about Meet Me at Mikes, but never knew about your lovely little scribblings up until that point. At first I started reading for a crafty fix and inspiration but over time it has evolved into so much more than that. When an email hits my inbox or I see a new post pop up in my Google reader, I am irrevocably happy. Reading your blog reminds me of all the joys in life and happy days.

    Lovings, Kayte x

    Location: Thornbury, Melbourne

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    luciaa
    June 22, 2011 at 2:58 AM

    I don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, I think it was about two years ago, but once I found it there was no going back! You offer such a lovely collection of inspiration that evokes the creative artist in me! I live in a little bush town called Otford. Its a cosy little hideaway where I am free to be my creative self.

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    Brave New Fiona
    June 22, 2011 at 2:51 AM

    Hi Pip. Did you know that I didn't even know about blogs until I read about you in Notebook: magazine?! You seemed so fun and bursting with creativity, I looked you up. That was over a year ago. Yours being the first blog I followed and still love. Thanks for teaching me how to crochet πŸ™‚ I currently live in Port Stephens NSW but in two week's time my little family and I will be migrating north to Hervey Bay Qld (shh, I haven't announced it on my blog yet- oops). I really really hope the heat doesn't deter me from crocheting and knitting. But I am looking forward to learning more sewing. Your blog inspired me to pick up the needles, hook and machine, not to mention all the recipes I have bookmarked and slowly getting through. Thanks a bunch.

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    Lili
    June 22, 2011 at 2:50 AM

    Hi PiP, firts of all AMAZing give way I really hope I win now down to the business of answering your Questions
    I live in a not so small town anymore because it's getting bigger grrrrr town of Latrobe which is in the spiffy and lovely Tasmania!
    I've been reading your blog since late last year when I brought your fabbity book Sew tea la do ( Hope thats right I always get it wrong) I love your blog for all the little insights into your day to day life that you provide us you adoring readers !
    Hope I really win this,
    TTFN,
    Lili

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    AMM
    June 22, 2011 at 2:47 AM

    Hi Pip,

    I read your blog to see what you are up to, get a slightly different view of the world and for inspiration. Various posts remind me things I've forgotten (books I've loved and haven't read for a while, AWW recipe cards) and provide links to new and interesting things and peeps. I live in Melbourne and have been reading your blog since meeting you at Brown Owls three years ago. I really appreciated the Brown Owls meetings as they got me through a period where I couldn't play sport following surgery and crafty diversions kept me going while I recovered.

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    Lili
    June 22, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Hi pip first of all OMG AWESOME and I mean that give away I so want to win !
    I love the little insights in to everything and everything that you share with us, your amid and joyous readers, I fist came across your blog vier the way of buying you fabbity book Sew la tea do ( sorry if i got the name wrong I always do πŸ™‚ ) and hay presto I'm here . I i've in a run down federation house with lots of land in a what used to be a little town but it's so much that way anymore but the town gose by the name of Latrobe which is in the lovely and spiffy Tasmania!
    Hope I win lots and lots,
    TTFN,
    Lili xx

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    Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    Hey Pip!
    ok, i'll answer the where do i live question first, because it will allow for the others to be answered too. i live in a sweet little one bedroom flat in Petersham, Sydney with my best friend. as great as our abode is, we dont have internet, which is why i can only say that i have been reading your blog for the last six months or so, when i finally got a phone that lets me connect to the internet and check my mail… i have been signed up for ages, so i feel like ive missed so many amazing things! i really love reading about what youre doing, and getting inspiration. each time i look at either your blog or your site i just feel the creative juices flowing. thankyou so much for being so openly crafty and more importantly, sharing everything! thanks also for this opportunity for me to tell you these things! you're great,
    caiti xx

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    josephinetalepeddler
    June 22, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    Dear Pip,
    I have been visiting your blog for over two years now. I like it because it is funky, bright, chirpy, cosy, honest and well-written. You like many of the same things that I do. We seem to enjoy strolling down the same paths through a vintage, nostalgic forest. I remember the first time I found you I was so surprised to find such a kindred spirit. I had no idea that somebody else loved nostalgia, whimsy, op-shops, Women's Weekly cookbooks and spunky shoes as much as I do.
    Since that first meeting, I have discovered many other inspiring blogs. But there is only one Pip and I shall always seek you out in the forest from my part of the woods known as Sydney because kindred spirits need to keep holding hands in case they get lost. xx

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    daisylovesgeorge
    June 22, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Hello Pip. I am Anna. Nice to meet you.
    My lovely Mum bought me a copy of Meet me at Mikes for my birthday and I've been reading your blog ever since. I like that even when you are having a bad day you still sound like you are having a good day. I think you must smile alot. I like it even more that you write like you talk (or how I imagine you talk). Not too much editing, just well…normal. You make me smile alot. Oh, and I live in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
    xx

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    Ewa
    June 22, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    I'm only new to your blog, but I'm already a fan! I do community work with children and teenagers – I found your blog to be a great resource and source of inspiration! I'm a Melbourne girl. Thank you, and keep up the excellent work!

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    Erin
    June 22, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    Hello Pip! I read your blog to get lots of crafty ideas, as after much procrastinating, I bought myself my very first sewing machine this year. I am a complete novice, but my helpful mum bought me your two books for Xmas to help nudge me along, and I've been reading your blog ever since. I also like the reassurance I get from reading that lots of you very experience crafty types also have loads of unfinished and not-always-perfect projects – my wonky works don't seem quite so bad! Oh, and I live in Oakleigh, Victoria.

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    Bron66
    June 22, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Hi Pip, I have been visiting your blog for about 8 months.I think I first saw an article in the paper about you. It was the first blog I read and the first one in the reader! It also inspired me to start my own. I love the eclectic nature of your blog. I love the craftiness, it gives me the sense of "I can do that!" and got me started on crochet and back to sewing. I also love that you are about Melbourne, I like the music and I just like seeing what is interesting you at the moment. I live in Coburg. By the way, I love your selection of books. I have got You Sew Girl in my wish list. I would love to win it!

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    Emma Gardiner
    June 22, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    Hi Pip! I read your blog because I love how positive and supportive you are towards everyone in your community and I find so much creative inspiration in your posts. I live in Marrickville in Sydney and I have been reading your blog for about three months now. My life is better since I found you! x

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    jobungalow
    June 22, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    Hi Pip! Fantastic books!
    I love to visit your blog. I see you as a like-minded soul; we are both crafty, love to cook, are mothers…
    I have been reading for about 2 years, and I own both of your books to date (looking forward to "Make. Hey!"). I live in Geelong.
    You are up there as one of my inspirations to create! Keep it up!

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    Zette Spaghetti
    June 22, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    Oh, hello… I was just popping by for some DELICIOUS YELLOW BOX RECIPES and CROCHET and HAPPY WORDS!!
    I can pop by in the flesh, because I live in COLLINGWOOD HUZZAH and I have been popping by in my online form for over a year now!
    Pop pop pop for some Pip Pip Pip
    πŸ˜€

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    kk
    June 22, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    Hi, it's Connie from Brisbane. I've been reading your blog for 1.5 years already. I like your craft tutorials, photos of your home and vintage stuff and mostly finding out what you're up to. You're always doing something rad πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing all the fun and crafty tutorials, links and your inspiring life.

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    Sarah Dohl
    June 22, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    I love visiting your blog. I especially love when your email interrupts my working morning and I can get so creatively distracted πŸ™‚ I learnt to crochet from your blog, and have become very home-made since I first visited stumbled on your last year. I was eager to purchase Sew La Tea Do after I saw it in a House magazine last year – that was when I discovered your blog. My 4 and 3 yr old daughters had just fallen in love with movie The Sound of Music (I am a huge fan too!) and we had been singing Do Rae Mi for months. When I saw your book, I thought it was fate! When it arrived, I was in love! I live in Katherine NT where traditional indigenous art is beautiful and inspirational.

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    Matilda
    June 22, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    Hi!
    I have been reading your blog for maybe 18 months? I can't remember the day I found it, but it was a good one. I read it for your cheery tone, positivity and crocheted excellence. I live in Perth, which is pretty rad today- lots of winter sunshine.

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    Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Hi Pip.
    The reason I visit and read your blog is actually quite simple.
    I really love it!
    You bring to life so many different wonderful things from art and craft, recipes, books and sometimes your family photos of outings and holidays are just so soothing to look at.
    I am amazed with your energy and zest for life. Truly, where do you find the time?
    I live in Melbourne not far from you actually in North Carlton. I read your blog every day. It always manages to put a smile on my face no matter what.
    Hurray to you!!!

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    Lisa
    June 22, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    I love visiting your blog Pip, it is filled with fabulous crafty things. You inspired me to learn crochet! I can't wait to see your crochet book. Love all your craft books, I have them all. I have been reading your blog for a bit over 6 months now. I live in Melbourne.

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    Relish
    June 22, 2011 at 1:16 AM

    Hi Pip
    I visit your blogfor inspiration, recipes, general browsing. I do love all the talent you seem to discover and vie managed to find some great gifts by following links and ending up in places I'd never seen before so, thank you! I also love the community feel in this place.
    My introduction to your blog came through the hilarious and zany Nanette of rummage fame when we attended the same playgroup. She then worked on a project for the book and I got my intro to meet me at mikes.
    I'm in Canberra. Cold, frosty, drizzly, grey Canberra! I love the sunshine that comes into even the bleakest of days when I get your emails.
    Thanks again for all the inspiration.
    xx

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    MEG
    June 22, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    pip pop bang kerplunk!

    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    i do not like to visit your blog- I LOVE TO VISIT YOUR BLOG….because it inspires me to make all things pretty. Your blog gives me a place to escape when I am in work hoping that I can one day work in a more creative environment. Your blog has inspired me to start blogging at LONG LAST. I wait impatiently each day for my meet me at mikes email to arrive in my work email!
    Where do you live?! I live in Geelong – i emmigrated from Ireland last year for love and money. However my friends would more than likely say I live in the land of craft at the moment….a new creation each week.
    How long have you been reading?!
    I have been reading since i was 4 years old. It started out with some very basic readers with characters such as Huggy Bear and Patsy Panda.
    ONLY JOKING- I have been reading your blog since I arrived in Australia when I saw a mention of you in a Frankie magazine last year.

    Can't wait to pop into the shop and meet you soon. It is high on my list of things to do over the next few weeks!!!

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    Scoff
    June 22, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Those books look beyond lovely! I visit your blog for my daily fix of crafty inspiration, have been visiting for the last couple of months since I discovered it, but have been a fan of your work since I moved to melbourne about a year ago. 2 different friends bought me your first craft book so it must look right up my street! x

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    Jane from Lil Pip
    June 22, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Why do you like to visit my blog?!

    I just found your blog when I was searching 'how to' for my new endeavor – self taught crochet. Just decided on a whim to do it and thankfully found you. I do have many virtual friends that keep mentioning 'Meet me at Mikes' and I wasn't quite sure what they meant – now I do.

    Where do you live?!
    In a drafty 100 year old workers cottage in Melbourne.

    How long have you been reading?!

    Reading your blog? Today!!

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    Linda Quinton
    June 22, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Why do I read your blog – For me, hard to explain, but it is the visuals. I love looking at your pictures, I love how everything looks lovely, and a bit rustic, and from what I see to what you say makes me feel comfortable and simple. I like simple as it is calming.
    Where do I live – Adelaide SA!
    How long have I been reading? – Not long at all, somehow I found you through Facebook, and to be honest I have no clue how, but it was recently when you mentioned that your personal profile has a couple of interesting things on it, and I went from there. Now I am hooked!

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    Janet
    June 22, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    I visit your blog for all sorts of stuff all the time… crafty, community, cooking etc. I live in the beautiful Puerto Rico. I have been reading for a few months now… those books are lovely! xoxo

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    maryanacole
    June 22, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Hi Pip

    I love your blog and always love a giveaway also.

    I am from Adelaide, South Australia.

    I have been reading since my teens. I love a great story that I can escape into!

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    Kate B
    June 22, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    wow lots of comments… i read your blog because firtsly it inspires me like other people have mentioned but also becuase craft is a big part of your life and at the moment craft is only a small part of my life so basicly i am living vicariously though your craft life!

    i live in melbourne and love that i read a home grown blog! i have been reading the blog for over a year less than two i think?

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    Catrina Murray
    June 21, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Hey Pip! I love your work and your blog and this giveaway!! I am in Melbourne and have been reading your posts and loving them for as long as I can remember! πŸ™‚

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    sunset studies
    June 21, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    Hi Pip, i live in Melbourne and i've been reading your blog for the past 2 years now. I was so happy when i stumbled across your store Meet Me At Mikes one afternoon, and then found your blog on-line. It is so down to earth, inspirational and above all UP-LIFTING & HAPPY, which is what i love most about you and your crafty blog! Not to mention all the wonderful recipes as well! Thank you xo

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    Amy
    June 21, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    I love reading your blog because it is inspiring. I live in Utah. And I am not sure how long I have been reading your blog, awhile though.

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    Anonymous
    June 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Hello Pip!

    I like the way you are writing, it's not at all Italian, not even Dutch, but Australian, and I can almost hear you talking, so funny!!
    I'm following you for about a year now and you keep me inspired to make things out of 'nothing'!
    In this way it's not too hard for a Dutchie to live in a dull province in Italy, hahha!
    Pity that I can't win one of your books, but you might send it to my friend's mother in Melbourne?;D
    Arrivederci! Complimenti!!! Betty

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    Megan
    June 21, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    Hi Pip! I absolutely love your blog for the fun inspiration that it brings to me so often! I always want to try the projects that you post! I live in Melbourne during the Uni semesters and I travel back to Hobart for my holidays. I don't know how long I've been reading the blog, probably 18 months or more. I started reading because I love your shop, and I love visiting it every time I get a chance!

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    kate.o.d
    June 21, 2011 at 11:21 PM

    hi pip. i love the chicken on the back of 'my abuela's table' and his excellent bean enchilada joke (we have this book at my work). i've been reading your blog on and off for a couple of years, coming to it from anna and gareth at able and game. also, we stock your books at the bookshop i work at (the sun bookshop in yarraville). i love the creativity that bursts from the posts, far more creative than i could be! it's beautifully designed and delightfully friendly. (these are just some of the reasons why i visit). i'm from brunswick.
    kate

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    Sharni
    June 21, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Hey Pip! I visit your blog because I went to your shop first when I was in Melbourne on holidays (first heard about your shop in Frankie I think..) I like reading it because you have the cutest finds and I love hearing about your everyday. Plus good projects, ideas and recipe ideas ( I follow you on Twitter too) I now live in Melbourne after moving here from Perth last year and ummm other question.. I have been reading your blog for about 2 years I think πŸ™‚

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    Bron
    June 21, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Hi Pip, I love reading your blog because I find it really fun and enthusiastic (for life!) but also really approachable. Even though I've never met you, I imagine that this is what you would be like in person – really fun and approachable!
    I live in Toowoomba, Queensland and I've been reading your blog ever since I was given your book Meet Me At Mikes about 18 months ago!

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    ellabella
    June 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Almost a year ago I returned to Melbourne after 5 years in London. And when exploring and reacquainting myself to hometown I discovered your shop, thus your blog and your twitter account. I now regulary check your blog and get my craft inspiration as well as tips with teaching, as I'am currently introducing my 10 year old little sister to the joys of craft.

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    Jane
    June 21, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Hi Pip, I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now. I was living in NSW at the time but when we decided to move to King Island, where my husband has been working for a year and commuting, I thought I could visit your store along the way. No such luck, my daughter got a nasty chest infection and we were confined to our accommodation in Melbourne. Anyway, we managed to reach King Island between ash clouds and now I need some contact with the outside world, which I get through visiting various websites like yours. I will be spending lots of my time over the next year making and creating and any one of these books would give me a great start.

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    ejsumners
    June 21, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Hi Pip! How are you! I love reading your blog, its unique and artsy and you come across so genuine. It might sound kind of funny but its like reading letters from a cool penpal!
    I'm from the Northern rivers area in Nsw! A bit warmer up here!
    and uh I've been addicted to you blog for about a year now!

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    Em :)
    June 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    Hi Pip! What a great comp, I'm so excited to enter πŸ™‚
    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    Because you post great things, nice things, things I'd like to buy/make/own. I like your style and taste, and love to read about all things crafty!
    Where do you live?!
    Brisbane
    How long have you been reading?!
    Since this exact day last year, my friend gave me "Sew La Ti Do" on my birthday (21st of June) last year, and I Googled Meet Me At Mikes the next day.
    Even if I don't win; keep doing what you're doing, Pip. As you can see from these comments, you make many crafty, happy people πŸ™‚

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    Sweet Rustic
    June 21, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    Hi Pip, nice to see lots of lovely comment on ur blog,
    Why do you I to visit your blog?
    Beacuse you're down to earth & a real gal, great content & I love that you seem to have a strong sense of community-your not into self promotion, your more selfless in your crafting.
    Where do I live?
    A village in Cootamundra NSW (half way between Sydney & Melbourne, about an hour from Wagga Wagga if that helps)
    How long have you been reading?
    Um good question, must be over a year maybe 18 months, got more into reading blogs since having my boy as a SAHM, needed something to keep me sane πŸ™‚
    xo Katie
    sweetrustic[at]gmail.com

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    IndigoElephant :: Sash
    June 21, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Hi Pip, Love, love, love your blog, it's entertaining and informative and I feel like I'm reading about a good friend!
    I live in Sydney and have been reading your blog since I was introduced to it by the Haby Goddess in the lead up to Softies for Mirabel in 2009. Thanks for hosting such a fab giveaway!

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    IndigoElephant :: Sash
    June 21, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Hi Pip, Love, love, love your blog, it's entertaining and informative and I feel like I'm reading about a good friend!
    I live in Sydney and have been reading your blog since I was introduced to it by the Haby Goddess in the lead up to Softies for Mirabel in 2009. Thanks for hosting such a fab giveaway!

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    Lauren
    June 21, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Oh oh oh!! What an amazing collection of books, you are very strong to give them away, I'm not sure I could bring myself to do it πŸ™‚ lol!!

    I love visiting you blog (well reading through Google Reader) because there is always something interesting, informative and inspiring. It always makes me smile!

    I live in Adelaide, cold, rainy Adelaide πŸ™‚

    Hehe, when I read your questions How long have you been reading, I was confused thinking why do you want to know how old I was when I learnt to read!! (I was 5 by the way) But I actually started reading your blog 2ish years ago, when I first started writing my own. I think I found you following links from a Scrapbooker.

    Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday,
    xx L

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    Karen
    June 21, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Howdy! My daughters 12 an 10 and I love your blog. It all started with your book "Meet me At Mikes". We in south east Melbourne and have just started reading your blog about 3 weeks ago. We check in every day for a fix! My daughters are crocheting pippy slippers together this week and they LOVE cooking and eating! Hope you are having a lovely week.xoxox

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    Katherine
    June 21, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    I like to to visit your blog because you show and make beautiful things, and I love your writing style, it's very upbeat and you try and stay positive even when it's hard.

    I live in Edinburgh, Scotland and I've been reading for about two years now.

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    Emma
    June 21, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    I like your blog for many of the same reasons that everyone else does. You have a great conversational writing style, and your posts are genuinely inspiring. I love discovering new things, so your links and ideas and photos are always really interesting to me. And it has life, almost like it's a living breathing entity of its own that jumps off the page as I read. I guess it might be your personality shining through your writing.

    I work long hours, and not often do I have the time to be crafty, but I love to cook and to collect ideas and to be inspired and educated, and your posts never fail to bring a smile to my face as I read, along with a little flutter of excitement in my heart as I think of what I could achieve if I could allow myself a little me-time. When I am able to have a creative outlet, I feel like I could burst with happiness, especially if it's something that I can give as a gift to family or friends (unfortunately at the moment, this is isolated to inflicting a minimum of one new cookbook recipe per month on my family, and some random plasticine or diorama creations for my 5 year old!). Your blog reminds me of this feeling. Although I don't have many spare moments to actually sit down and create something myself, I love to read about what's possible and marvel at the creativity of others. I love to see photos and hear tales of your daily life. It reminds me of all the things I love to do with my husband and son, and all the things we'd like to do in the future. Thoughts of 'what I want to do when I have time' often include snippets of images from your blog. I love it!

    I'm not sure when I first started reading your blog. Not that long ago, I guess. I know it may have been a few months before the yellow box recipes. I remember this because I really loved the yellow box recipe idea as it brought back many happy memories for me! I actually own a yellow box. It was my Nan's and I love it. It's chockers with the original recipe cards, stained from my Nan using them so much, and crammed with more hand written recipes too. Butterfly cakes used to be my fave. My brother loved the Lemon Delicious Pud. Sometimes when I think about the yellow box, it makes me feel sad, but in a really happy kind of way because it reminds me of my wonderful Nan.

    Anyway, I live in Vermont South, Melbourne and on our way to the city to buy records or go for a wander, we used to sometimes drive past your shop when it was in Richmond. I always noticed it because my husband's name is Mike πŸ™‚

    I just realised how long my comment is…oops, sorry! I have much to say, and am a bit of a chatterbox. Time to go. Thanks for the opportunity to share, and thank you for having such an entertaining blog!
    Emma πŸ™‚

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    Jelena
    June 21, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Hi Pip!

    1. I love to visit you every other day, and sometimes (I'm blushing a little saying this) every day! I get a little sad when you are taking a small break, and hope that you will be there when I visit again. I keep coming back not just for the super-fantastic-crafty chick that you are, but because your posts are so honest, in a way that many other people (including myself) find it difficult to pin down our exact feelings, but you always manage to write exactly those thoughts which we can not.

    2. Melbourne, but can't wait to move back to sunny little Perth next year! Then I will crochet beach bags instead of knitting winter socks.

    3. Reading since I was little, or at least since I can remember! Reading your blog since my sister sent me Meet Me At Mikes in the post two years ago, whilst I was living in New Zealand and generally being very very cold – it was the most exciting thing I've ever received in the mail!

    Keep doing what you do best! jel xxx

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    Tee
    June 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    I love love love your blog because it gets my creative juices flowing and bubbling up inside. Being in a job that is very office/corporatey-centric, there's nothing better than coming home on a cold wintery day, making a nice cuppa tea and sitting down by the fire to read your blog and ponder over my next crafty adventure πŸ˜‰

    I'm from the greatest wee city, Wellington across the "dutch" but currently reside in awesome Melbourne.

    I've been reading this blog for the last few months and still trawling through all of the old posts (awesome).

    Would be awesome to win one of these lovely books – thanks for the chance to win!

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    gen
    June 21, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    I can think of many reasons that I read your blog, including the women's weekly recipe card cooking that takes me back to my youth in Balwyn and the frequency of posts about granny squares that remind me of my own granny who taught me to crochet (although never in colours as cool as those you use). However, I think the main reason I read your blog is because you use the word Hurrah! I don't think I need to explain that one πŸ˜‰

    I live local, in a neck of the woods being rediscovered and full of creative types. The last bastion of inner Melbourne cool in my humble opinion. (Am I allowed to be cryptic, I don't want 'everyone' to know how cool it is!!)

    I have been reading since this blog bug took hold… since I have been breast feeding… 2 children, 3 years… Nothing like taking the time to stop, read and catch up on some me time. Nourishing the soul while nourishing the child.

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    Sway
    June 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Hey Pip!
    OMGoodness – coolest giveaway!
    So, to the details –
    I adore reading your blog for many reasons; the main ones being that you are currently teaching me to knit and to crochet, and that reading your blog is like having a conversation with you. Your writing actually comes across as they way you may talk, when so many other blogs just don't connect that way. Also, you are hilarious, and its awesome to find a fellow Aussie blogging.

    I live in the currently freezing Nation's Capital, Canberra – this is one pretty city!

    I've been reading your blog for a few years now, and now I also read you in print, courtesy of your books – can't wait for the next one to come out! As far as general reading – hmmm around 27 years or so, but that being said, I used to pretend to read when I was a bub – gibbering out loud and squealing, holding my books, so I guess I've been reading nearly my full 29 years πŸ™‚

    Fingers crossed!
    Luvluv,
    Sway

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    Amymarie
    June 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    I just started following your blog today – and am interested on reading because you seem to have the same tastes as I do and I seriously have been hankering to learn how to make granny squares.

    I am from the midwest – wiscosin's lovely capital which is such an amazing city.

    I have been reading in general since always – I used to crawl out of my crib to get to my books. But as for reading this blog, again, just today but I am currently reading the older posts. πŸ™‚

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    Elisa
    June 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Hi Pip,

    I do love your blog. I love how your personality shines through. Yes, you are so much a dress and clogs girl than jeans however, if you had to wear jeans, let the garment be made of jeans but dressed and be decorated to suit your personality. Buttons of different colours or vintage badges.

    I love how you bring back fashion of old in your blog. Where handmade items, strangely, brings back comforting memories of granparents and warm handmade apple pie and clotted cream.

    I live a hop and a skip from the Melbourne CBD.

    While I do read your blog sporadically, when I do, I find hours fly and suddenly it's dusk and I have missed my favourite TV show, and…when was the last time I have eaten. No matter…..what is it about Knitting being So Hollywood….

    Many warm comforting drinks on a cold and windy day,

    Elisa

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    biggirlssweets
    June 21, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    //Your blog is an utter treasure trove – treats, bleats(but thought provoking and definitely NOT whingey, I assure you!), sweets, meets, meats (and lately not so much!), great feats, stuff to warm feets, pleats, greets, tweets, beats, neats and I could never forget to add EATS!

    //I live in Stratford in Gippsland, and it was truly lovely that you knew the area, when I visited your lovely shop and bumped into you on the street and couldn't resist saying hello! And you were absolutely as delightful as you always come across on your blog. A lovely memory.

    //I do recall reading about Brown Owl activities, I think when you were back in Richmond on Bridge Rd…and this was many, many moons ago…I'd have to really stretch my facilities to recall an actual date. I would definitely say your blog was one of my original favourites, and has continued to be, over the oodles of years of excellent blog reading.

    //Just in case this was the answer you required; I have been reading since I was 18 months old. True. Mum has the best story of me learning flash cards with my two older sisters and reading 'chocolate' and pronouncing it "chocco-lart', I love that story.

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    Michelle
    June 21, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    I love the look of Daniella's book!

    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    I like to visit your blog because you always have such a sunny way of looking at life – even when you're sick or something bad has happened, like you can't breath and have to go to hospital, you always have such a positive outlook and I love that. I really do. AND you always have super interesting posts about lots of different, delicious and lovely things and you never skimp on exclamation marks! Hoorah!

    Where do you live?! I live in sunny Huonville

    How long have you been reading?! Since way before you were famous.

    xx

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    Laura Lee C
    June 21, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    I like reading your blog because it inspires my creativity and makes me happy! It's so fun.

    I'm an American expat living in London and have been reading your blog since before the book came out – I'm a true fan!

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    Kim
    June 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Hi Pip!
    I come to your blog for a break from study, and a big bite of creativity given that biomedicine isn't the most exciting topic all the time (most of the time tough!). I also love the personal touch you give your blog, its kinda endearing, like a mother!
    I like in Melbourne in Kew, and I guess that's another reason I love it, its so topical and often local!
    I think I started reading about 9 months ago, probably just before uni exams… Typical!

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    Casey
    June 21, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    I visit your blog everyday for the inspiration, the photos, the ideas and your writing, it is so friendly and inviting. I have been reading your blog for over a year now and your blog and book taught me home to crotchet. Yay for crotchet! I live in Melbourne and love visiting your shop πŸ™‚

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    TK
    June 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Hi there….what a fab fab bunch of giveaways!!!! I follow your blog because I can, because it makes me feel down right homey and 'mother earthy' and because I can't make stuff I still get to regularly see what others can do!! I hail from Amazing Adelaide, SA and I have been reading like f.o.r.e.v.e.r!!!! – in regards to your blog I have been reading since March 2010 when I first discovered this whole magical world of blogging…….yours was one of the first sites I 'followed' and I am so so glad that I did!! Thanks Pip for all you do and all you put out there, TK xx

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    mac
    June 21, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Fell in love with your book and started reading your blog over a year ago. I live in Melbourne and enjoy following your blog.

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    MTB Girl
    June 21, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    I like your style and all the cute things you bring us, and you helped me find Brown Owls in two different cities.

    Where do you live?!
    I live in Adelaide now, but lived in Canberra until recently, allowing me to join different Brown Owls. I still miss my Canberra Owlies.

    How long have you been reading?! I've been reading a couple of years at least, I've lost track – time flies when you're having fun πŸ™‚

    Such gorgeous books! I'd love to win them. It means I'd probably buy my own and give away these ones.

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    Honeybug
    June 21, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Hi Pip!
    I subscribe to way too many blogs – in the 100s – so they are divided into folders. Then I found I couldn't get through them all in one day so I made a favourites folder that I look at first every day. Guess who sits atop the favourite list – Y-O-U! And you've been there for about 2 years now, as one of the first blogs I ever came across, when I barely knew what the word blog meant! I live in Adelaide and yearn to have the market culture of Melbourne at my fingertips, although little old Ad does have some nice offerings. I mostly visit your blog for your writing which makes me think, laugh and want to investigate more. I love the simple craft, your tv and film intersts and mostly just you, because the YOU shines through loud and clear and simply in every post, just as a true blog should do. xx Pam Hurrah!

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    georgia
    June 21, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Heya Pip! I come to read your blog daily because you write such awesome stuff! You always have something different and new! Plus I love to see what you are working on! Plus I love all your cute patterns! I started reading only recently when a friend introduced me to your books and then liked you on facebook so I too like you! I live in Sydney and have done all my life bar one year in Wollongong! But maybe next year we will be down the coast again!

    Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful and inspiring books!

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    vancybec
    June 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Hurrah! I live in sunny Melbs and often make the stroll to visit the bricks and mortar Mike's – which is rad! I have been reading for a long time, maybe even about 2 years, I can't remember exactly but it feels like forever in a good way. I can't pick one particular reason why I visit, in no particular order: because I love the clog shots, I find your craftiness both refreshing and not so daunting, I like how you post recipes (cos I like cooking super yummy things), and I love your passion – people should be more passionate about stuff don't you think?

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    cathg1g2
    June 21, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Gorgeous and generous offer.
    Have been reading your blog for over a year, it was welcome relief from my post grad studies.
    Live in a leafy and windy part of Melbourne.
    Fell in love with the orange box recipes of Form 4 home ec classes.

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    Forgotten Fancies
    June 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Hola Pip! I started reading your blog maybe about a year ago. I've been to your shop around 2004 and was uber excited when I found your blog. I like to drop by because it is always filled with creative craftiness and you make me want to move to Melbourne every time I visit. I'm from Sydney and it is super cold at the moment, if only I've finished crocheting that scarf I've stared last weekend.

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    Genki
    June 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    I visit your blog 'cos it always has something new and happy.

    I'm not sure how long I've been reading it, at least 3 years, but maybe 4? I've been a Brown Owl for 2 years.

    I live in Sydney!

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    Llis
    June 21, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Hello Pip! I like to visit your blog because you are always nice and cheerful, and when you're not, you talk about tea and good things. I also learned to crochet because you told me I should when I visited your shop years ago! I live in Brisbane and have been reading your blog since 2009, or maybe before, I can't remember.

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    Lyn
    June 21, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Hello Pip. I love to visit your blog because you are very nice, and you have always placed a big emphasis on being nice. And niceness is very important to me. Your blog is such a positive place to visit, and when I was going through a particularly hard time in my life your blog was a lovely refuge for me. Somewhere that I knew I could always find something beautiful to look at and be inspired by, and someone who was friendly, positive and kind. I visit also because I am crafty, and have always been crafty, and this was somewhere that I felt I belonged. You helped me to master crochet, and now I crochet most nights and get so much joy from making things for my family. I am from lovely Adelaide, where it is very cold right now, and I've been reading your blog for about three years now. Thank you for your lovely blog and your kindness x

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    Catherine
    June 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    I visit your blog because my blog reminds me every time you update it (and because I find so much inspiration in your space, and because sometimes I lose my scribbled copy of the one-pot chicken cacciatore recipe…)
    I live in sunny (!) melbourne…
    and I have been reading for nearly 2 years (I remember starting to follow you during softies for Mirabel in 2009…)
    Thank you!

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    Abbey R
    June 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Hi Pip, Feeling like a slacko as this is my first blog comment, but to be fair I have Tweeted you a couple of times (iamabbeyrich)!! Similar to a Pageant Mum living vicariously through their daughters, I visit your blog to fulfill my desires to be 'crafty' because I have zero skill with handmaking anything! I started following your blog a looooong time ago when I bought the cutest zip pouch made with vintage storybook pages from the MMAM online shop!! And all of this from Sydney πŸ™‚

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    Nell
    June 21, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    I like to visit your blog because you are uber-cool and also super-generous with your shared knowledge and approach to crafting(and I still kick myself that I didn't have the ready cash to buy that copy of Little Black Sambo from your shop!) I live in the cultural backwaters of Adelaide (but hail originally from Sunny Qld)
    I have been a reader for a long time – at least 2 and a half years? Loved your first book and have the second on reserve at the library πŸ˜‰
    sorry – didn't mean to write an essay!

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    DonnaQ
    June 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    What an exciting giveaway. To answer your questions

    Because you are what my friends call "a fellow nanna" (quite a compliment), have great taste in music, food and vintage. You always have interesting projects to make or look up and you make me laugh. I live on the Central Coast of NSW and am re-finding my crafty roots. I am a relatively new reader – I think around 12 months.

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    Miss Bec
    June 21, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Well….
    I like to visit your blog because it is full of lovely crafty things. πŸ™‚

    I live in the Lockyer Valley. (Gatton for specifics)

    And I have been reading for… ummm…. Under a year I think. Thankyou frankie for introducing us πŸ˜›

    πŸ™‚

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    Tania
    June 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Pip i visit your blog because it makes me feel warm and fuzzy and raring to create, i live in west gippsland victoria and ive been reading your blog for about 4 months, i wish id known about it sooner ive learnt to crochet thanks to you!

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    Anna
    June 21, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    These books look divine!
    Answers
    a) you have such a positive, honest crafty voice!
    b) I live in Melbourne
    c) I have been reading your blog for probably about 4 years

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    Sami Jae
    June 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Your talent for creating and the way you shine through your words is why i visit your blog.

    I live in Netherby, one of the many 1 pub, 10 house towns in Western Victoria πŸ™‚

    I've been reading forever. When i was younger i participated in the MS Read-a-thon for 9 years just so i had an excuse to read all the time πŸ™‚ I love to curl up on a wintery day and read all sorts of books and magazines and blogs just like yours πŸ™‚

    Smiles and Rainbows,
    Sami Jae.

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    Black Eyed Susie
    June 21, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Inspiration and the cheery, happy feel of your blog is wonderful. I live in Launceston (and am a launnie Brown Owl – yay) I've been reading for probably about 3 years and even had my photo on the front page of our local rags mag when Brown Owls started up!

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    Ngaire
    June 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Hi Pip!
    I have been reading your blog since you did the Hearts for Mirabel thing with Nic Finlayson.
    There is so much inspiration on your blog from crafty stuff to foody stuff and stuff to make you think.
    I live in the country – in North East Victoria. I have been to your store twice. Once I got served by Cam and the other time by Rin.
    Cheers,
    Ngaire

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    Lauren
    June 21, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    I read your blog for inspiration, you inspire me to watch awesome tv shows, eat delicious homemade meals and make stuff for the love of being creative! I live in the Blue Mountains in NSW and have been reading your blog for about a year πŸ™‚

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    Amy Middleton
    June 21, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    Hi Pip…
    I love your blog because you remind me that I can be whoever the heck I want to be… just because i spent 9 years studying fine arts does NOT mean I cant be CRAFTY!It also connects me to my big sister who lives in Africa… we love the same stuff as you! I live up in the mountains in a little town called Mount Evelyn… she is a lovely wee mount with fine coffee and only 45 min from the best city in the world… Melbourne!!! As for how long… about 4 years-ish… ever since I discovered your first book in the NGV – shop which lead me to your shop – which lead me to Rin – who directed me to you blog which cheers me up each time it drops into my inbox! Its a lovely-creative-life-cycle don't you think!

    xAmy

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    Annabel
    June 21, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Hi Pip!
    Well what got me started reading your blog was when my mum (I'm 13 by the way!) bought me your first book for my birthday (August last year) and I wanted more! I've been reading ever since!
    I live in the lovely town of Stirling, SA.
    Thanks for the chance to win these scrumptious books!
    Annabel xo

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    Traceyg
    June 21, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    I came across your blog 18 months or so ago, when I was trying to teach myself to crochet. Still haven't managed it!?! but have since picked up your books. Live in Coleraine, western Victoria. And love reading your blog because of the variety….craft, cooking and retro goodness. Have also picked up some great places to visit when back in Melb. Love it!

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    I love button's by Emma
    June 21, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    I love your books,and I love reading your blog as I love to see where other crafty people get their inspiration from. I live in Gosford NSW. And I found your blog and books a year ago, and I have been in love ever since.
    ps, cant wait for Make hey.

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    B...............
    June 21, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Oh my what fab books!
    Why do I visit your blog? well that's easy…………….because I love it so and of course there's always so much inspiration.
    I have been reading for about a year/18 months and live in a small town in England!

    B xx

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    Em
    June 21, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    Dear Pip,

    Thanks for having such a lovely giveaway. All 3 books are on my current wishlist – they are so very beautiful to look at and to share. In answer to your 3 questions I'll tell you a story –
    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    My very dear friend lent me 'Meet me at Mikes' and from there I discovered your blog. Over the last year I have been stuck at my desk alot in the middle of the night studying for my specialist exams and your blog has not only been a daily source of creativity it has also been the touchstone to the self I am outside of medicine / study / nightshift and hospital life in general. You've reminded me of the importance of nurturing the soul, esp when life gets a little out of control and through your blog I've discovered other creative souls writing and sharing their thoughts and things they've made. And instrutions on how to make things (like a doll I made my friend's baby!) You've also been a source of reconciliation within my own family as I share what I've been reading with my mum and together we've started sewing and cooking together alot more which is wonderful. Plus, your recipe for coconut ice earned me serious brownie points (thanks!!). I too have dug out some old recipe cards AND reread Pride & Prejudice (now my exams have finished). You've inspired an annual crafty weekend away with the girls (last year I beaded but this weekend I'm learning to knit). AND you're gorgeous Sew La Tea Do was my farewell present to my best friend when she moved to Paris taking only her dog AND her sewing machine. So really there are many reasons why I read your gorgeous blog – you are, as mentioned many times above creative inspiration to many of us, you write in a way that is so real and so friendly and reminds us that we can also make bake / stitch! But, more than that you remind me of important parts of myself too. artistic, creative, day dreamy, inspired and invigorated parts! Its not an exaggeration to say I owe you a giant thanks for all the positivity and gentle reminders of life outside the books your blog provided me in the grim hours of nights in the last year!!

    As to where do I live – Newcastle NSW

    How long have you been reading?! I've been reading your blog for about 18months I think but it feels like there hasnt been a time when i haven't been reading your blog! Though when I first read this question I thought it was asking how long I've been reading at all and that's a tougher question – since before I can remember, when I was just chewing on book corners thinking I was reading I guess.

    I know there are many many souls worthy of this prize but if you do randomly (or otherwise) pick mine I would be most most grateful and you can be assured that the books will go to not one but a few loving homes as I share my books around a little but only after i've devoured on them and only to very dear friends on pain of excommunication if they are not returned!
    Thanks you!! sorry for the essay but you are just really wonderful!

    em πŸ™‚

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    liss
    June 21, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    Hi,
    I'm in Newcastle NSW-I've been reading your blog for about 2 and half years, and I do so, because your 'voice' really comes thru your writing. You have an easy friendly style and you are cool and post about cool,fun stuff. As much as I love blogs from the northern hemisphere it's great to read home grown stuff where you feel you're amongst friends, Thanks!

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    Lizzy
    June 21, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    oh wow! two of my favorite illustrators and the other looks lovely too! thats one cute bundle of books!

    i love to visit your blog because there is always something new and inspiring to surprise me. i especially love your DIY videos/posts not to mention the huge craft community that you have created around meet me at mikes.

    I live in Melbourne and have been reading since about mid 2008, havent looked back since!

    x

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    Nic F
    June 21, 2011 at 7:20 AM

    Well Ms Pip, I like to visit your blog because I like the way you articulate your words. That and it's colourful, inspiring and reminds me of stuff from my childhood.

    I love your lack of competitiveness with other crafters, in fact that's the most inspiring thing for me about your blog, how you share your skills and knowledge and you share the same from other crafters encouraging them to share themselves and encouraging people to take up craft because it's cool not daggy.

    I live in lovely West Gippsland in Victoria, right near the snow….

    And I've been reading for ummm, it'd have to be for 4 years or more.

    PS on a sidenote which is irrelevant to your blog, more than anything, your message about my Vic Police media interview left me even more inspired by you because you not only realised we have crossed paths but you took the time to acknowledge that so thanks πŸ™‚

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    Annamari
    June 21, 2011 at 7:20 AM

    Oh my. Can I enter if I promise to pay to international postage if I win? Pliis… oh kay, guess not rules are rules.
    Still would like to say that your blog is the best there is in craft blogs, well any. Love what you do, and how you do it being yourself, no imitations. And just by telling about your life like this you are promoting all small businesses, women doing what they love with integrity, AND Australia! I have obsession with the country now! You support other women trying to do the same: do what we love. Thanks so much.

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    fluffnnonsense
    June 21, 2011 at 7:14 AM

    Hey Pip, ive been following/stalking you since christmas 2010 when i got "sew la tea do" for christmas from my hubby. I follow you on Fb and on your blog coz you are totally cool, real and creative!! the best combo eva!! I was so excited when you "friended" me on FB. Im like….yeah! im friends with PIP!! I know 'perhaps' you have other friends but i'd like to think that im special. When next im down your way im sure i will squeal "ahhhh its Pip and youll go arrrggghhh its Kel!and we'll air kiss and grin and chat like old friends.
    And when next you are up in the sunny Gold Coast i can thank you for the books…wink, grin xx

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    Kirsty
    June 21, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    What a fab giveaway!
    I read your blog for inspiration and to find out about other bloggers and interesting things going on around Melbourne.
    I live in the Yarra Valley, and have been reading for about 2 1/2 years. I think I originally found your website via Loobylu. I recently joined one of the Brown Owls groups on your Brown owls blog. Sooo pleased, as I have been searching for a craft group for ages.

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    Kirsty
    June 21, 2011 at 7:09 AM

    What a fab giveaway!
    I read your blog for inspiration and to find out about other bloggers and interesting things going on around Melbourne.
    I live in the Yarra Valley, and have been reading for about 2 1/2 years. I think I originally found your website via Loobylu. I recently joined one of the Brown Owls groups on your Brown owls blog. Sooo pleased, as I have been searching for a craft group for ages.

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    flamehair
    June 21, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    I used to visit your blog for the craftiness but now I visit for the mood boost. Plus I like to keep up to date with all things Brown Owl so I follow you in all sorts of different ways.

    I live in Radelaide!

    I have been reading your blog for *years*. I remember when I was so jealous of the lucky Melbourne peeps who got to go to your original Brown Owl meet ups, but I'd been following your blog for a while before that.

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    wombles
    June 21, 2011 at 6:51 AM

    I've only been reading your blog for just over a year, I found it while "googling" letter writing etc, when you were hosting the Envelope Project. I live in Caboolture which is an hour north of Brisbane.
    I love the range of interests your blog covers and especially enjoy your music mixtapes.

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    Cassandra
    June 21, 2011 at 6:46 AM

    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    Well, it was my new year's resolution to be more crafty. I have always been that girl who said 'i wish i could sew, i wish i could knit' until one day i said 'no more wishing!' I bought my sister-in-law your book Sew La Tea Do for Christmas and that was when I first heard of you. I had a few peeks in the book and feel in love – then I decided I needed a copy of my own! Now I am the proud owner of two handmade quilts (including your 'fox in the bed' quilt) and a knitted scarf in progress. Reading your blog provides me with a daily reminder to stay crafty!

    Where do you live?!
    I live in Sydney, Australia.

    How long have you been reading?!
    I have been reading since the new year. About six months.

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    incoknito.wordpress.com
    June 21, 2011 at 6:44 AM

    a)because I like your style.

    b)Melbourne

    c)been reading for about 3,4 years!

    keep up good work!

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    Sarah
    June 21, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    I love visiting your blog because it always makes me smile. Plus, it gives me inspiration and ideas of beautiful things to make, and makes me wish I was as talented as you! I've only been reading your blog for a few months, since I got back into crafting after the birth of my baby girl – my favourite thing about maternity leave is having all this time to explore my creative side. I live in Yeppoon in Central Queensland – hardly the creative capital of the world – so blogs like yours (and wondrous books like the ones you're giving away!!) are my main sources of creative inspiration!

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    erinlucyloves
    June 21, 2011 at 6:30 AM

    miss pip! i've been reading your blog for about 2 years i think. and i love to read it because it's happy and colourful and inspiring AND because you aren't always trying to sell me a load of rubbish! yay for blogs without ads! I live in brisbane.

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    Pigs & Bishops
    June 21, 2011 at 6:30 AM

    Such wonderful books!

    Your blog is cheery and crafty without being intimidating – you show craftiness and joyfulness as an important part of life. I've been reading along for about six or eight months now, and try to leave comments when I can.

    I live in Preston but I'm afraid I haven't come in to the hop yet. Now that my little one is getting a bit bigger, we'll have to pop on a 112 and come and say hi.

    Thanks for writing such a lovely blog, Pip!

    P & B x

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    Pigs & Bishops
    June 21, 2011 at 6:30 AM

    Such wonderful books!

    Your blog is cheery and crafty without being intimidating – you show craftiness and joyfulness as an important part of life. I've been reading along for about six or eight months now, and try to leave comments when I can.

    I live in Preston but I'm afraid I haven't come in to the hop yet. Now that my little one is getting a bit bigger, we'll have to pop on a 112 and come and say hi.

    Thanks for writing such a lovely blog, Pip!

    P & B x

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    Anonymous
    June 21, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    a)Because it is cute, crafty, eloquent and fun πŸ™‚

    b)Byron Bay, AUS

    c)When I first bought your book "Meet Me at Mikes!"

    Can't wait for book No.3!!!!!!!!!
    Love xx

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    LionessLady
    June 21, 2011 at 6:23 AM

    Hi Pip – what a lovely giveaway!

    I have visited your blog ever since you shared your crochet 101 videos. I was looking for easy instructions and Mr Google sent me to you – how clever is he?! I live in Melbourne and would love to visit your shop sometime if I could only offload these three small people onto someone else giving me the freedom to float to your side of town and hsop up a storm!

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    Eva Harvey
    June 21, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    Need this question even be asked? Easy! I visit your blog daily to get my fill of the latest and greatest in the art and craft world! Your "Meet me at Mikes" craft book kickstarted me into a world of craft I never knew existed! .. When i discovered that your crafty goodness was available on a daily basis in blog form.. I jumped on the computer and have been an addict ever since! So I think that was about.. *thinks* 2 years ago? Gosh I'm not sure exactly, but that would be pretty close to it. I live on the Beautiful Central Coast, NSW and have always wanted to visit your yummy store in Melb! I have since started my own hobby label called "Bunny Sisters" (I have a facebook page) and my passion for crafting gets stronger every day! πŸ™‚
    evabevabumpkin@hotmail.com

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    Laura Jane
    June 21, 2011 at 6:17 AM

    I could NOT resist the name PIP!!
    I read because of your color chioces in your crochet…I have been a reader since this years SEW MAMA SEW giveaway day…and I live in the MIDWEST of the USA.

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    Katrina
    June 21, 2011 at 6:15 AM

    Hi Pip

    I LOVE your blog, and can't wait to visit your lovely shop.

    I saw your wonderful book about a year ago, and popped over to your website …

    I adore reading your posts – I feel inspired and fortified and restored, and I'm always reminded that all the daily things we do are important and create a wonderful life … I too love making my home a gorgeous nest, reading, writing, watching movies and TV, listening to music, remembering the good things from childhood, playing with paper, cloth, wool, colour, food, creating comfort and beauty, revelling in it all.

    I am the luckiest duck, cos I live in Sydney with my love and my kitty πŸ˜‰

    BIG THANKS to you, for your super ace site and also for this comp! X Katrina

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    Jessica Consunji
    June 21, 2011 at 6:12 AM

    Hi Pip –
    I like to read your blog for inspiration & to challenge myself with new projects! And also I love the way you write .. such a freindly manner .. I wonder if you speak exactly the same way as you write?? I bet you do πŸ™‚

    I live in Campbelltown NSW – not our ideal location but an alright intermediate house & suburb until we grow up & can afford land & our dream home πŸ™‚ Ahhh sigh…

    I have been reading since I can remember.. & not sure whether you meant your blog or books in general – I've been reading your blog for maybe half a year πŸ™‚

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    c
    June 21, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    PIP! what a lovely giveaway! oh my, excitement, whoever wins it!
    i read your blog because i am 18 years old, and the friends i have at school sometimes don't satisfy my crafty needs, i think it's really amazing to have access to the blog world.
    i have lived in melbourne all my life (i live in the bush on the outskirts), where the air is clear and birds chatter away!
    i have been reading your blog since i was 14, so… four years! yay! thanks for this opportunity! x

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    lamina @ do a bit
    June 21, 2011 at 5:40 AM

    OMG… Love love love these books!! Such great giveaway πŸ™‚

    I love visiting your blog because your like a lovely little (online) friend that I get to catch up with and see what's happening in the crafty world! There is always so much personal thought, love and inpiration in your blog… I just love it!

    I live in Sydney but I'm originally from Melbourne so I love hearing what is happening there… I do miss Melbourne.. sigh…

    Oh dear…I'm not sure how long I have been following your blog… may be a year… maybe a bit less!?

    Thank you so much for a great, fab, inspiring and a heart felt blog!! πŸ™‚

    laminag (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    reges
    June 21, 2011 at 5:32 AM

    I like to visit it because it's the way I inspire myself to make the most out of my day! I think I've been reading it for about 2 years. I live in adelaide but I'm from the country. I live in a big rented house with my lovely boyfriend, his best friend, 2 dogs and a cockatiel. Your blog make me smile πŸ™‚

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    Jenna
    June 21, 2011 at 5:30 AM

    The ultimate craft book prize, Oh Boy! I love your blog as it is crafty and inspirational, I love how you are always real and down to earth. I have been a reader of your blog for a year and a half now. One of the main reasons I visited Melbourne last year was to go to your store "meet me at mikes". I live in the lower Blue Mountains NSW Australia. xo

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    Jan
    June 21, 2011 at 5:26 AM

    Gorgeous books, Pip; I do hope they have my name on them! To answer your questions:
    I visit your blog because it's quirky, friendly, fun to read and full of great ideas.
    I live in Ballarat (which is very cold and windy today – brrr, but it's a good making-things sort of day too). Ballarat is full of clever crafty people who I have got to know through blogging. Have been reading and enjoying your blog for about two years now. Thanks for all the chattiness and inspiration!

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    Rinny
    June 21, 2011 at 5:19 AM

    I'm Rinny.

    I like reading your blog cos it's just so gosh darn good looking.

    I live in Stanmore in the inner-west of Sydney.

    I've been reading since before I got super fast broadband. Those pretty images used to take forever to load.

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    katiepie
    June 21, 2011 at 5:12 AM

    Hi Pip! I love reading your blog daily because its the greatest mix of lifestyle and crafting, plus you're so generous with tutes and sneak peeks into your family life.

    I'm originally from NZ and started following your blog a few years ago, now I live in Carlton North, Melbourne. Your blog definitely encouraged me to move over here, and that Melbourne could provide the kind've lifestyle I desperately wanted! So, yay! Thanks Pip and MeetMeAtMikes πŸ˜€ These books all look awesome!!

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    Kylie
    June 21, 2011 at 5:12 AM

    I have been visiting your blog for…I can't remember exactly but I've seen at least four header changes…I live in Perth. I visit your blog because I like the way you write Pip and also for all of your handy tips and ideas e.g.s. your ginger beer recipe = big success, how to crochet = I totally sucked! x

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    Jo
    June 21, 2011 at 5:07 AM

    Why do I like to visit your blog? Because it's fun, quirky and inspirational! And because it's required reading for the Pip Lincoln Fan Club. Where do I live? I migrated south to Geelong from sunny NT. Now why would I do that? Don't ask me How long have you been reading? Oh months! I am not very good at keeping track of time but he was shortly after book #1 was released, I think

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    Kirsten
    June 21, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    Hello Pip!
    I have been reading your blog for about 18 months now and am a big fan. I live in Melbourne and I love to visit your site and have your book 'Meet Me At Mike's' which I use for inspiration to teach textiles at a government high school. I am an ex-textile designer who loves everything crafty and I am passionate about passing on the message to students that craft is cool! I would love to win a book to further help me get inspired for cool craft lessons! Cheers Kirsten

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    Louise, Raspberries In Winter
    June 21, 2011 at 4:55 AM

    Hi Pip!

    I live in Traralgon (not too far from Melbourne!) and I am willing to bet that I have been reading most of my life. I love reading and am currently re-reading "The Secret Garden" as a special addition with illustrations by Robert Ingpen (who lives near Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road). I like visiting your blog because I love your first craft book that I have and your blog is like an extension of that!

    raspberriesinwinter@hotmail.com

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    downtomysoul
    June 21, 2011 at 4:54 AM

    Oooh pretty books, yes please!
    I like to visit your blog every morning, it's a nice, happy way to start the day, better than the doom and gloom of the newspaper.

    I live in the Dandenongs, Upwey, Victoria.

    Years! Not sure exactly, but I found your blog through LoobyLu which I started reading in about 2006.

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    NessaKnits
    June 21, 2011 at 4:40 AM

    Whoo Hoo! Following on from another blog writer with the name Vanessa … wonder if she is named after Vanessa Redgrave, like me! I have been reading your blog for around a year, maybe more? I love it because you are motivational and inspiring and you love and promote other Australian crafters. I live in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, not far from the Hume Highway at Gunning, and we moved in January for a tree change from Sydney and are loving it. We have GREAT cafes in Gunning!

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    Anna Walker
    June 21, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    Hello Pip,
    I visit your blog because you tell me to, oh, Pippalotta Links…I love your homely little shop of the same name where once (or many times) I visited and had a close encounter of Pip-licious kind and have been starstruck ever since…I like Mike, I really do!

    I live in Bairnsdale in eastern Victoria which is a great place to live if you love op shopping, crafty types and having time and space to think and make…

    I am not sure how long I have been tuning in to the Pip-world, but does it really matter? A long time or a lot, it feels like we are old friends and we have known each other for aeons…The generosity of spirit and willingness to share ideas and just the give-give-givingness of this force of personality is truly hard to ignore!!!

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    Anna Bartlett
    June 21, 2011 at 4:28 AM

    Hi Pip, I read your blog most days because I like to see what interesting thing you're up to, or what interesting thing you have to share. I live in Toowoomba, Queensland, and I've been following your blog for years. Have bought both your books too. Thanks!

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    Shannon
    June 21, 2011 at 4:26 AM

    Hello lovely Pip!
    Well gosh, I like to visit your blog because it makes me smile. I've been reading since 2007 and I still get excited when I see that you have written another post. You are a bit of sunshine. I live in West St. Kilda close to the beach which is handy for rugged up winter walks and summer swims xxx

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    Bianquita
    June 21, 2011 at 4:23 AM

    Ops, forgot to mention that I'm in Perth. Cheers, Bianca

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    Little Mysteries
    June 21, 2011 at 4:22 AM

    I love to visit your blog because its always interesting, sometimes funny, heart warming, and it promotes many other people and their talents. Plus I love the pictures and the scope of it.

    I live in the foot hills of the Dandenongs.

    I have been reading your blog since 2007.

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    Bianquita
    June 21, 2011 at 4:22 AM

    Hi Pip. I've been reading your blog for about a year (?) now, I think I found you on the Insideout website. Why I keep reading? You're a very interesting person, with eclectic tastes, interests and I like that! and you're nice, too!

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    pheness
    June 21, 2011 at 4:20 AM

    Hi Pip.
    I love to visit your blog, because you give me a daily dose of creativity, you are such a real person, and I'm sure if you lived here we would be friends! Plus you taught me how to crochet, Thanks for that!! You have also been my naughty procrastination from doing my assignments – I'd so much rather be doing something crafty!
    I live in Albury, on the NSW side of the NSW/Vic border.
    How long is hard to say, I think i have been coming here for about a year, maybe longer… But you were my first crafty blog that I came across that was in Australia, and you have put me on to so many more crafty and cool design type bloggy people, that I can't thank you enough!!
    Thanks Pip – keep the good stuff coming!
    Vanessa

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    Jessica
    June 21, 2011 at 4:19 AM

    i read your blog everyday, its apart of my day, im not sure why, i guess its a part of my daily ritual, like checking in with an friend.
    I live on the Mornington Peninsula.
    I have been reading your blog for a year or more, plus i have all your books.
    Keep up the good work, it brings a smile to my dial πŸ™‚

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    moppysgirl
    June 21, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    Hi Pip! I visit your blog because it's positive, inclusive and inspirational. I like how you write and how willing you are to share interesting and gorgeous things you come across.

    I live in Geelong and have been reading for about 9 months.

    Thank you – love your books and your blog!

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    Monique
    June 21, 2011 at 4:13 AM

    Hello Pip

    What a great giveaway. You are so cool.

    I love your blog for all the inspiration that bursts from its seams.

    I live in the Blue Mountains and have been reading your blog for about 3 years now.

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    Melissa
    June 21, 2011 at 4:12 AM

    I've been reading your blog for, hmm, maybe 4 years now, maybe even longer, in fact I can't remember how I found the blog (maybe the newspaper?), but I used to pop into your Richmond shop whenever I had my haircut. I was bummed when you moved to Fitzroy as I just can't get over there very often. Sigh. I live in Carnegie BTW. I love that you're about the same age as me and we remember a lot of the same things. And you inspire me to crafty goodness, although I'm still trying to find the time to do very much about that. And you show me lots of lovely things and people around Melbourne and other places too. Thank you! I kind of, sort of feel like I know you even though I don't think we've ever met! (And I'd love to win the books too!)

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    Tas
    June 21, 2011 at 4:11 AM

    Gosh, now I can't remember waht the questions were…
    I have been visiting your blog since visiting your shop while visiting Melbourne 2 years ago. It is lovely and there are so many ideas and inspiring things. It's a nice place to visit.
    I live in Adelaide.
    And I think I have already answered the last one. About 2 years methinks.
    (Great giveaway btw)

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    michelle
    June 21, 2011 at 4:08 AM

    Oh man. πŸ™ Now I have another reason to move to Australia!! Texas is just too far away. dagnabit! ::pout::

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    daisy
    June 21, 2011 at 4:07 AM

    a.) because you're a big friendly dag and you write with no pretension and i like your style. i equate reading your blog like a trip to a favourite op shop!
    b.) i live in lovely bacchus marsh victoria.
    c.) since you had the shop on bridge road and i went in there and it blew my mind. i mentioned to you i had a shop on swan st and after we spoke in your shop you kindly referred customers you had (who were after rock tees) to my (now defunct!) shop and it always stuck with me how sweet that was (especially 'cos they actually made a purchase!).

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    Rebecca
    June 21, 2011 at 4:06 AM

    I read your blog cause it cheers me up and tells me about things I didn't know about, and I've been doing that for at least 2 years now, and I live in Wollongong- just south of Sydney! πŸ™‚

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    Julia @ Boredom Abounds
    June 21, 2011 at 4:06 AM

    I love to visit your blog because it's great to see a blogger from Melbourne have such great success with a beautiful blog full of great ideas and inspiration!

    I also live in Melbourne – one of the greatest cities in the world.

    I've been reading for about two years now.

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    Amy
    June 21, 2011 at 4:05 AM

    Hi Pip! Let's see: I visit your blog because you are a happy, inspiring person. I live in Brisbane (though we seem to have Melbourne's weather right now – why is that!). And I have been reading your blog for about a year and a half now. πŸ™‚

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    The Handmaden
    June 21, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    Oh wow, I'm sure each book is equal in magnificence. Now, to the questions:

    I like to visit because your blog is cheery, interesting and inspiring.
    I live in Melbs.
    Not sure how long I've been reading – maybe 6 months?
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Dolores
    June 21, 2011 at 3:53 AM

    Hey Pip

    I follow your blog because you're way cool! You have your finger on the pulse and your writing style is really down to earth. You also talk about a diverse range of topics – craft, food, TV, music etc which I like as some blogs can be a bit one dimensional. I also like that you seem to care about others because you're always plugging the lessor knowns.

    I live in Sydney's Inner West and I've been following you for about 4 months.

    Cheers
    dxx

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    REread
    June 21, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    I like all the links and stuff down the side … it's a great way to find new blogs etc. (I also like your bolg!)

    I live in Brisbane and I love it!

    Pretty much been reading since I started blogging … going on three years now πŸ™‚

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    Lauren
    June 21, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    Hello Pip!

    Your blog is very inspirational and makes me dream up craft projects!
    You have been on my radar for about 2 years now – thanks!
    Melbourne girl through and through!

    Lauren

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    somekindofwonderful
    June 21, 2011 at 3:45 AM

    Hi Pip,

    I visit your blog for inspiration. I keep meaning to learn how to be crafty (one day I will learn how to cook well & sew!). Your site inspires me and I bookmark & favourite constantly.

    I'm from Sydney (Aus).

    I read your blog because it makes me feel happy. I love seeing a post pop up in my Google reader. Your blog inspires me, makes me feel happy and teaches me stuff. I love it!

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    ~Christine~
    June 21, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    Hi Pip!
    Firstly may I say how much I love you blog!! I have just recently reignited my interest in creating and making handmade goods and I get a lot of inspiration from your site! I am from good ol' Melbourne town and am disappointed to learn how long I have been missing out on your blog. I only discovered it a month or so ago, and now am a subscriber so I don't miss a thing!
    ~Christine~

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    miscellany
    June 21, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    I've had your lovely blog delivered to my inbox since 2007 and it's like receiving a parcel in the mail instead of a bill. It is friendly and fun, warm and welcoming, inspiring and intelligent. There is a contagious enthusiasm for craft and a love of design that I adore. It's a little bit quirky and a reflection of the wonderfulness that is you. I was thrilled when I met you to discover that you are everything your blog promised AND MORE! I marvel at your productivity and am thrilled by the successes you have enjoyed (3 books! rave reviews!) because I know how hard you work and how generous your spirit is. You are ace! Xx

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    Miss G
    June 21, 2011 at 3:42 AM

    You have kept popping up in my life over the last couple of years. First the shop in Richmond, then a signed copy of Meet Me at Mikes in the bookshop, teaching me to crochet and your tips on how to enjoy a craftier life through encouragement and sharing.

    Your blog brings all the things I love together in the one place and your insights are very insightful, your tutorials are lovely and clear, and your aspirations are inspirational. Also, you show us how much good stuff you can cram into one day and that its not always easy to have a nice life.

    I live in East Kew and have been reading your blog for about 10 months. I even started my own blog to capture my year of living creatively and am really enjoying being part of a creative, crafty online community. thanks Pip.
    x Miss G

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    kitty
    June 21, 2011 at 3:41 AM

    How could one not enter!
    Hello dear lady,
    I've been reading your blog since mid 2007! 4 years, woot.
    I read to hear your lovely voice, for inspiration, for learning new stuff, for reading about other crafty peeps… oh you know… lots of other stuff too.
    I live on a hill 240m above sea level, 10 k's off the bass strait. It's cold & windy, but I can see for miles & no one bothers me up here.
    Have a happy week.
    Kitty x

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    NothofagusNymph
    June 21, 2011 at 3:39 AM

    I love reading your blog because its so diverse and crafty. I have discovered other arty, fun, culinary and crafty blogs, websites and producers because of your blog Pip.
    I live in Kiama NSW. I lived in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne for 5 years and during this time I found your lovely little shop. I then logged onto your website to keep up to date with new goodies in the shop. Sometime around then I started following your blog. That was about 5 years ago.

    Still adore reading it, and its been lovely to watch you and your blogs/books/writing grow to the success it is today.

    πŸ˜€

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    Buffy
    June 21, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    I love to read your blog because you're always super positive so it makes me feel better, it reminds me of how much I love home and inspires me to explore, play and create! (and that I'm ok even if I'm a little weird!)

    I'm in lovely super cold melbourne and I've been reading your blog since I met you 4 years ago, after you kindly gave me encouraging words 2 weeks before valentines day that my life is better without my awful ex boyfriend. And how accurate you were, pip!

    Even though I'm between Sydney and Melbourne all the time I will say I'm a melbournite. yes.

    And when I come home I really want to get back into sewing, knitting and cooking again! I've been buying cheap acrylic yarn from kmart to tide myself over till I get back.

    But a little sunshine in my otherwise boring sydney apartment would be SUPER DOOPER!

    <3

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    Lisa
    June 21, 2011 at 3:37 AM

    Hi Pip! I bet you will have a million comments – book giveaways are the best! ^_^
    I visit your blog to see your crochet, which inspires me to keep going with mine, and to show new to crafting people your awesome tutorials. I used your crochet tutorials *so much* when I was learning! I live in Perth, and I dream of having a Mike-esque shop here to visit ^_^ I'm not sure how long I've been reading … YEARS! Maybe two or three?
    Thanks for being so super and awesome! ^_^

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    amelieandatticus
    June 21, 2011 at 3:36 AM

    I love the collective craft community that you have brought togther and the inspiration that your posts bring.

    I currently live in Sydney but started reading your blog when I lived in Cooma!

    I have been reading it for years…before I even knew what a 'blog' was…it was just an awesome website that I bookmarked and visited!

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    becca designs and photography
    June 21, 2011 at 3:31 AM

    Hi Pip,

    I only started reading your blog TODAY!!! A friend at work has lent me your book 'Meet me at Mike's' and I thought, "oh, i wonder if she has a blog?" And Wah Lah! I will now be a loyal follower! I have only recently purchased a sewing machine so I will frequently be looking for cute things to make as gifts.

    I live in Perth, Western Australia.

    Looking forward to my regular cup of tea in the morning and reading your blog updates!

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    Katie
    June 21, 2011 at 3:29 AM

    I read your blog because craft is my part-time obsession and I find it so inspiring to see someone who has made craft into a career.. woot woot!

    I live in Perth now, but only moved here a few weeks ago from Sydney.

    I have been reading you blog for a little over a year, I started reading it after I bought the 'meet me at mike's' book..

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    Kirsty
    June 21, 2011 at 3:29 AM

    I love to visit your blog because it's interesting and just a little bit different. I also love Melbourne and I like how you put a bit of your city into your blog.

    I'm from Adelaide and I think I've been reading for about 3 years give or take.

    Oh and you make me feel happy πŸ™‚

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    Bianca
    June 21, 2011 at 3:17 AM

    Oh wowsies, I love all of them!

    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    Because I like you, and I like to see what you get up to, make, bake and share!
    Where do you live?! in Melbs! best city ever. to be more specific.. Kensi, where we have a fab craft community!
    How long have you been reading?! ehm since I was in prep? your blog.. I think since '07/'08 something like that?

    Will keep reading for a while, I really enjoy it.

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    Jodie
    June 21, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    What a great giveaway!

    I like to visit your blog because it is lovely and inspirational and always really NICE πŸ™‚ I live in chilly Melbourne and I have been reading your blog for about a year now – it started me reading lots of other blogs and making my own too.

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    GourmetGirlfriend
    June 21, 2011 at 3:14 AM

    I would LOVE to win any of these LUVVERLY books!
    Answer 1): I love your blog because it reminds me there are generous, talented, creative lovely souls out there who love to share. It helps me when I get down about the world being overwhelmingly big & scary.
    Answer2): i live in Melbourne too!
    Answer 3): I have probably been reading it for about a year after a friend mentioned making something from it- actually it was a crochet love heart that she gave to me when we met in real life for the first time last October on my 40th b'day at Women of Letters! How cool is that!!!! we had met each other through our blogs & twitter and are now really good friends!

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    Kristy Newton
    June 21, 2011 at 3:13 AM

    Hi Pip! I like to visit your blog because its inspiring, looks great, and feels friendly! I am on a bit of a quest to learn to make as much as I can from scratch (thinking about starting a blog about it actually!) – everything from food to clothes to gardens to things for the house, arty things, warm things, useful things, cute things….and often I will open your blog to find just the tip I am looking for (this happened when I was learning to bake bread and you did a bit of a baking post a while ago about making bread and sometimes bribing Nino to let you put your bread in his oven). It’s a bit serendipitous. I also love the tutorials on how to do crochet/knitting/crafting etc and often forward links to your craft tutorials to friends in the β€œCrafternoon” group I have.

    I live in Mount Saint Thomas which is just outside Wollongong, in an old house with my rad partner and our menagerie of cats and dog, surrounded by books, musical instruments, art supplies and evolving permaculture gardens! I love it here… there’s a gorgeous mountain AND a beach, and I’m close enough to Sydney that I can go there for city-ish stuff when I want to, but I don’t have to live in the middle of it. Truth be told, city-wise I’m more of a Melbourne gal at heart but we visit a few times a year so I get to have a Melbourne fix too…

    I’ve been reading your blog for ages.. not sure how long exactly, but maybe a few years?

    Anyhoo, I’d love a copy of those books if you are feeling generous!? Fingers crossed!

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    kyliealysha
    June 21, 2011 at 3:13 AM

    Oh my what an awesome giveaway!

    I like to visit your blog to get inspiration and drink in the general loveliness.

    I live in Northcote, now. We just moved from Sydney! Imagine my delight when I realised how close I would be to your little shop.

    I can't even remember how long I'v been reading your blog! A few years at least. I was reading it before your first book came out…

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    Kristy Newton
    June 21, 2011 at 3:13 AM

    Hi Pip! I like to visit your blog because its inspiring, looks great, and feels friendly! I am on a bit of a quest to learn to make as much as I can from scratch (thinking about starting a blog about it actually!) – everything from food to clothes to gardens to things for the house, arty things, warm things, useful things, cute things….and often I will open your blog to find just the tip I am looking for (this happened when I was learning to bake bread and you did a bit of a baking post a while ago about making bread and sometimes bribing Nino to let you put your bread in his oven). It’s a bit serendipitous. I also love the tutorials on how to do crochet/knitting/crafting etc and often forward links to your craft tutorials to friends in the β€œCrafternoon” group I have.

    I live in Mount Saint Thomas which is just outside Wollongong, in an old house with my rad partner and our menagerie of cats and dog, surrounded by books, musical instruments, art supplies and evolving permaculture gardens! I love it here… there’s a gorgeous mountain AND a beach, and I’m close enough to Sydney that I can go there for city-ish stuff when I want to, but I don’t have to live in the middle of it. Truth be told, city-wise I’m more of a Melbourne gal at heart but we visit a few times a year so I get to have a Melbourne fix too…

    I’ve been reading your blog for ages.. not sure how long exactly, but maybe a few years?

    Anyhoo, I’d love a copy of those books if you are feeling generous!? Fingers crossed!

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    ommanni
    June 21, 2011 at 3:12 AM

    Hi, I read your blog for some crafty inspiration and because I'm an ex-pat Melbourne girl and I get a warm mushy feeling reading about my home town!
    I've been reading it for about 9 months and I currently live in Perth, Australia. Jane

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    sophg
    June 21, 2011 at 3:12 AM

    Pip, everyone will be answering the same thing. We come here because it's fabulous!

    I find it lighthearted and inspiriational, fun and beautiful.

    I live in Brunswick.

    I've been reading about six months; started when I moved to Melbourne and got into Brown Owls!

    Thanks for your lovely blog :
    x

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    Danya
    June 21, 2011 at 3:10 AM

    Oh my dear Miss Pip where to start? It all began at 3 am which is normally when naughty things happen not lovely things. I had tucked my babies in for the night but I couldn't sleep. Poor Fatty was in intensive care because he had managed to make himself mostly dead which fortunately for us was still a little bit alive. I had spent several days and nights staring into the middle distance driving myself slowly mad. In these circumstances I would have normally picked up a book but shock is a bit tricky on the brain. It wouldn't let me read.
    So at 3 am one night I thought I would teach myself to crochet. I could already knit but the crochet fairy had alluded me. It was your tutorials darling Pip that I found. I became known as the mad woman with the wool in the hospital. 6 blankets on I still love it and found it helps me so much through all our endless waiting at outpatients and cubicles.
    I am afraid you are stuck with me love. Since May 2009 when my life went a bit squiffy this blog has been a constantly little sunny spot for me to visit when all around me has been bleak and overcast. (although the overcast bit could be to do with being a Melbourne girl)
    xxx

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    Ali
    June 21, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    I read your blog because I am somewhat obssessed with making things, particularly crochet things, and I gather inspiration. I live in Sydney, where they have your book in a funky shop in Newtown called Pentimento. I've only subscribed to your blog about two weeks ago (following a link somewhere for the pippy slippers) but I love it!

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    missmandy
    June 21, 2011 at 3:07 AM

    I read because I think you and your blog are cute and they give me warm fuzzies. I lived most of my little life in Canterbury in Melbourne with mama and papa bear but I got married a few months ago and now I live in Balwyn. I have been reading for about two happy years!

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    Rach
    June 21, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    Hi Pip!

    To answer your questions…

    1) I can't actually remember how I came across your blog – maybe a Google search for "Granny Squares"?? Why I keep coming back is that I get an insight into your thoughts, ideas and a small window to peek into your life. Your blog is colourful, comforting, thought-provoking and totally entertaining. It's a blog community and you can definately feel the good vibes. I am all about good vibes at the moment. Plus, you are a seriously cool chick!

    2) I live in Como. Not Lake Como or Como in Western Australia or any Como other than the one in Sydney.

    3) Hmmm – Reading in general or reading your blog? I started reading your blog probably in November last year, I think. Reading in general, must be at least since I was in kindy when I was 4 or 5 (**doing the maths**); must be 20 years now.

    Love your work Pip!!

    Rach.

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    Mim
    June 21, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    I like to read your blog because it's quirky and inspiring. I live in Wollongong, NSW and have been following you for about 6 months now, after my husband bought me 'Meet Me at Mikes' for Christmas. πŸ™‚ Darling husband, he is.

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    tiel
    June 21, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    oh I saw the third book in a shop the other day, and actually though of you.

    I love reading your blog, when I can because you rock. simply, you inspire me. I admire the fact that you have a shop, you make things, write books and run a family.

    I'm up here in BrisVegas and have been reading ever since you moved to Fitzroy. how long IS that?

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    Rachael
    June 21, 2011 at 3:02 AM

    Oh they are lovely!

    I have been reading for a few years now (I think). It seems like that anyway. I like your crafty ideas, your food and now that I live in Melbourne, your words about things in this big town. I started reading when I discovered that I was not the only person that like craft and that while I had been living in the sleep deprived world of a new mother, that craft had gotten cool!

    I moved to Fitzroy North 2 months ago from the beachy NSW Central Coast and love it. It's like I have always been here.

    x

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    katrina
    June 21, 2011 at 3:02 AM

    The books all look so lovely! I visit your blog for crafty ideas and just for nice things to look at and read! I've been reading only a month or so (when I realised I didn't have any craft blogs in Reader and had to rectify that!), but have also had a peek at your book and heard other good things before that! I live in Melbourne.
    (PS – sorry if I posted twice, I don't think it worked the first time..)

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    TheEverDazzling
    June 21, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    What a lovely giveaway! I like to visit your blog for your wonderful tutorials and fun crafty things like that! It was your great step by step that finally got me to crochet – after several other failed attempts using other tutorials. You're great! I live in Sydney, and I've been reading along with you for a few years now!
    Splendid! x

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    Cath Elizabeth
    June 21, 2011 at 3:00 AM

    I like to visit your blog because it's so sweet and nice, it's like talking to a friend! Plus there is always lots of crafty inspiration. I live in Melbourne, (East Malvern to be specific), and I have been reading for a little over a year, around about the time I started my own blog and discovered you could follow other people's! πŸ˜€

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    Melissa
    June 21, 2011 at 2:58 AM

    Why do I visit your blog? For inspiration of course, but I also love that you just never know what might turn up. You're not predictable which is good thing, I just love the variety. I have you in my #1 folder in my google reader … that's the folder that I also make sure I read every post. I live in Melbourne (Surrey Hills at the moment but we are building just across the way in Canterbury). I think I've been popping in here for about a year.

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    bex
    June 21, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    hello pip! your blog was the very first that I regularly started to read…and I still think it's tops four years later. I live over in perth ('westside'), and recently came for a MMAM look-see, as I usually do, when in Melbs. Only you were shut! So some window-peeking was as close as I could get. devastated!

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    Nic
    June 21, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    Hmm, I meant to say I visit your BLOG not book!
    Nic

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    Stitchybritt
    June 21, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    I visit your blog for all sorts of stuff – crafty, community, cooking etc. I live in Sydney. I have been reading for a few years… I used to live in Melbs & visit your shop… hard to say exactly how long!

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    Kat
    June 21, 2011 at 2:54 AM

    I visit your blog for inspiration, and because I love crafty blogs. But I also like the personal touches you add to your blog. You try to remain upbeat even when times are tough, and you acknowledge that life is sometimes difficult but can be beautiful and fun, too.
    I live in Perth WA, but spent a big part of my early married years in the Wheatbelt and felt very inspired by the country ladies who love to cook and craft.
    How long have I been reading? Well, a long time. Ever since before I started school and my favourites were Heidi and Alice in Wonderland. But if you mean how long I have been reading your blog, then since the last "envelope project" which was really fun and created a great sense of community.

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    Kimberly Ann Petersen
    June 21, 2011 at 2:53 AM

    A faraway blogger here–I'm from Idaho. I've been reading, oh, probably a year a half (?-who knows!). And I love your blog because I always see fun new stuff here that I don't see elsewhere, and I like your crafties! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kristie W
    June 21, 2011 at 2:51 AM

    Hi Pip! I have been following your blog for about 6 months now, i got sick of boozing it saturdays and wasting away my sundays. Now i'm up 7 am sundays, of to markets, of to spotlight, on the couch craftin my face off and enjoying life πŸ™‚

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    Nic
    June 21, 2011 at 2:50 AM

    Yay for lovely books!
    I visit your book because it's so real! Some blogs seem to whinge a lot or make everything so peachy that it seems fake. Yours is all about you and what you like and I tend to like the same things.
    I live in lovely Hobart, Tasmania.
    I started following your blog in the middle of 2009 after seeing your first book in a shop and then asked for your the book for my birthday that August.
    Nicole

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    Jessicats
    June 21, 2011 at 2:49 AM

    :: Hello Pip!
    Well, firstly I don't just like your blog, I LOVE IT!!
    Why? Because it's fun, refreshing, quirky, resonates with my soul and I find it uplifting, nourishing, and always makes me smile. It's great for a crafty thingy, great for a recipe, great for inspiration.

    I live in St Kilda, Melbournia, and I've been reading your pretty, sparkly blog for about a year now.

    ? Jess x

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    Pomegranate
    June 21, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    I read your blog to see all of your latest crafty projects and to keep up to date with the happenings in Melbourne Town!
    I live in Essendon, not too far from your lovely shop! and I have been reading for about 18 months, since I discovered your first book meet me at mikes! πŸ™‚
    Xx

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    Rie
    June 21, 2011 at 2:47 AM

    A) I visit your blog because you create not just make.
    B) I just moved to near Hobart after living in Melbourne for 11yrs. It's cold down here.
    C) I guess I've been reading your blog for a year or two, maybe, I don't know. Did you know that it is Tuesday all ready. What happened to the weekend? And what happened to last Friday? I don't know. Time is just flying by!

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    *--*--*--*
    June 21, 2011 at 2:46 AM

    Why do you like to visit my blog?!
    Because it is lovely and inspiring and nice!
    Where do you live?!
    Melbourne!
    How long have you been reading?!
    I can't remember, but about 4 years maybe?!?!
    xxxxxx mwah to you Pipy

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    sara
    June 21, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    I read your blog because I love gathering new crafty ideas and you always have great inspirational posts! I live in Illinois – about 90 miles from Chicago. Hmm. I don't really know how long I've been reading your blog, but it's been over a year! Keep it up. I sing your praises!

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    EvalineJay
    June 21, 2011 at 2:36 AM

    Its fun, its friendly its interesting and its actually usefull. Live in Perth Australia. Been reading on and off for about a year but only just started following.

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    Lara
    June 21, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    I first visited your blog after I found it with a google search for 'learn to crochet'. I fell in love with your blog and haven't stopped reading since. I live in Adelaide, so it is nice to have a fellow Aussie on my google reader blog list, along with the endless list of American bloggers (not that they are any less awesome). And – I have been reading forever!

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    cateoh
    June 21, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    Hi Pip,
    I started reading your blog (18 months ago?) because my friend had your book and I like it. Also, I thought I would like you because your name is Pip and my daughter's (middle) name is Pip and I think Pip's are nice! Once I started reading I kept going because I love your writing style and your enthusiasm and your choice of topics to share are always interesting and often thought provoking for me. This sounds like I'm sucking up, maybe I am, but it's true too! I live in Adelaide. These books look rad, and I have been dreaming about 'My Abuela's Table' since you last talked about it, so thanks for the chance to win!

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    Ebony
    June 21, 2011 at 2:32 AM

    Pip! These books are divine!! And your questions are SO easy for me to answer πŸ™‚
    I visit your blog for inspiration. Seriously, I have a hundred of your blog entries bookmarked, so when the crafty bug itches, I can come back and check them out.
    I live in Melbourne, and I have been reading your blog ever since my friend bought me your 'Sew La Tea Do' book for my birthday last November. We visited your store not long after and I have been SEW hooked ever since (haha, lame joke).
    Thanks for the chance to win! Xx

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