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Coin Purse Tutorial & Give-Away!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Since you guys seem to like these crafty tutorials, I've got a great one for you today from Epbot reader Marilou G. of Clothdragon.

Marilou has spoiled me with not one but two fabulous Epbot-inspired goodies. First, this cutey-patootie clay 'bot:

Click here for her blog post on it.

And then most recently with this fabulous little leather change purse:

Isn't it great? It's been hanging on my gray messenger bag purse since the moment I got it. And, fortunately for any of you who'd like to give it a whirl, Marilou made a tutorial here!


But wait, there's more!


Marilou *also* sent me the first pouch she made, which she [cough cough] sort of happened to forget to add the 'bot's ears on:
Still, totes adorbz, am I right?

And, since I'd be insanely greedy to keep both pouches, I'm going to give this one away to one of you, with Marilou's blessing.



So, for your chance to win this one-of-a-kind, handmade, earless Epbot 'bot leather coin pouch, just leave a comment below. I'll choose a winner at random at 10pm EST tonight, and I'll announce the winner both here, on this post, and also on Facebook, so be sure to check back!



The contest has ended, and the winner is vicTORIa, who commented at 3:46pm! Congrats, and please e-mail me your mailing address, vicTORIa.

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370 comments:

  1. ooh! Me me.. I want to win a totally adorable coin purse! =]

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  2. Wow. just wow. I LOVE this! soooo cute, I don't mind the missing ears antenna things;)

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  3. Awwww!!!! It's so cute!!!! Even without the ears! And since it's earless I just want to cuddle it and tell it that's it ok, it's cute without them

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  4. Those are totally adorable! :-)

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  5. Wow Marilou! Those are amazing! And while the traditional Epbot is who we all know and love, I think he is (almost) as adorable without ears! Fantastic job!

    Since I have absolutely no craft skills to recreate one myself, the only hope I have at getting something so cute is to win one (insert shameless begging).

    I don't have any fun craft projects to share, but I'm assigning my students (I teach college English) a process analysis (basically a how to) paper, and I promise if I get any fun crafts, I will send them to you! I also get all kinds of yummy recipes if anyone wants!

    PS- the word verification is telling me to write "twele"...I think they forgot the "v".

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  6. So cute! Good luck, fellow epbotters :)

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  7. Amazingly cute!

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  8. Who wouldn't wanna give him a home, ears or no ears?

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  9. Super cute and unique without the ears!

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  10. Super cute! I wish I had that kind of crafty talent.

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  11. Even earless, it's completely fabulous. It may not have ears, but it's still functional, and that makes me love the little earless bot all the more. <3

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  12. That is just the cutest thing! The little details are so well made, too.

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  13. That's adoarable! This blog makes me smile every time I read it :)

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  14. Ears no ears, cute either way!

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  15. Adorable! Count me in one the contest.

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  16. Wow, this is so adorable and so creative!

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  17. Ok even if I don't win I'm totally making one these purses!
    I love the Epbot logo, in fact I am even contemplating getting the little guy as a tattoo, he's that cute

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  18. super cute!! sadly I lack the super crafty Gene :(

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  19. So very cute. and ooo, I have some leather scraps...

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  20. Totally adorable! I love the tilt of the head. So cute!

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  21. So adorable!! What unique pieces.

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  22. Love it! I want one! Pretty pretty please??? :)

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  23. What a great pick me up for the kick off to this incredible tough week of nursing school! You post some great stuff!

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  24. OO Fun!! It would look awesome hanging off my new Ipad bag!

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  25. This is awesomely cute :) You are one of my creative heroes!!!

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  26. D'aw! I think it is cuter without the ears!

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  27. Squeeeee!!! :) LOVE it!

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  28. So cute! I would love to have it for my very own! :)

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  29. So aborables and awesomes with or without earsies!!

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  30. Awww, too cute! I didn't even notice the missing ears til you mentioned it.

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  31. Aw, how cute! And the claybot is especially awesome!

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  32. That is so cute! I love it! :)

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  33. Cannot even handle the adorablness 8DDDD

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  34. Yeah totally putting my name in for that. So cute!

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  35. A random comment.

    Love the purse, uber-cute!

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  36. Wish i had that kind of talent!!! They are awesomely cute!

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  37. Very cute! Wish I had the ability to make that kind of thing...

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  38. All the better not to hear the money disappearing with, my dear! Cute & change!

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  39. I wish I had more time and money for crafting things like this! So adorable!

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  40. Ooooooo! They're all soo cute, missing ears and all!
    I would be quite excited to win something of such adorable-ness!
    =)

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  41. I'm that little kid wriggling around in my seat in the front of the class with my had in the air that the teacher refuses to call on because I've answered every question so far. Oooooo oooo oooo meee! me! me! me!

    So adorable! So slightly Island of Misfit Toys! So awesome!

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  42. Aww, he looks adorable! and I've been looking for a little something to hold all my laundry quarters in!

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  43. ohhh, I want an earless bot! So cute.. :)

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  44. Everything is perfectly cute, bot-ears or no-bot-ears!!!

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  45. How freaking adorable!! What a clever idea. I think I'm gonna follow the tutorial and make other things with this cute idea.

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  46. So very cute! Thanks for giving away the extra one, even if I don't win. But I hope I do!!

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  47. Pick me!!! I love cute things!!! It's what I live for!!!

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  48. So adorbz! It would look great with my silvery purse!

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  49. That's so totally awesome! :D

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  50. It's kinda more adorable with the ears. :)

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  51. Aww. It's such a cute little robot. :D

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  52. very cute. so consider this a comment. p.s. did you hear about firefly coming back on syfy? and/or the push to fundraise for nathan fillion to purchase rights to the show?

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  53. These are pretty much the cyootest ever. I love the Epbot robot. :)

    Speaking of cute and giveaways, I have one going on too! Anyone who's interested in adorable crocheted dishcloths should head over to http://stitch-witchery.blogspot.com.

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  54. If I had seen the earless pouch first I am sure I wouldn't have noticed they were missing. :)

    I would love to have this as an accessory to take to the WildWildWest Steampunk convention in a couple of weeks. How fun to take out little 'bot to pay for a cup of tea.

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  55. I wuvs it! Gimme gimme gimme! ::insert grabby hands here::

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  56. Very cute!

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  57. Awwww. I love the way (s)he just hardly fits on the side of the purse... Besides, I just happen to really really need a new coin purse asap. Honest.

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  58. Adorable--even if he can't hear me say it!

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  59. I have the worse luck... but I really want that coin purse! it is so adorable :)

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  60. I can has?! I'd love to show some geeky epbot pride whilst I fish around for change in this adorable coin purse. :D

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  61. So cute, would love to have it in my purse!

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  62. Fmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmfh! Thats the cutest thing EVAH!

    I might have to make me one of those!

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  63. Love it!! Would love to win it :)

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  64. It just shows that imperfections are still adorable and everyone should love their selves for who they are :)

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  65. So cute!!! I would love that (and would try not to let my kids steal it). :)

    mb 32 at comcast dot net

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  66. Poor little earless Bot! So completely adorable!! :D

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  67. Totally adorable. I could use a cute little coin purse :)

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  68. It just proves that even if your not perfect your still adorable. Love yourself anyway!

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  69. OOOh! It's so cute! I work in Special Ed, so, frankly, he'd fit right in :-)

    I'm forever forgetting to sew things on when I sew, so I totally relate!

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  70. Ooo!!! I found a homeless nickel the other day that would LOVE to have this amazing robot purse as its new home :)

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  71. My change needs a home... inside a robot. =D

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  72. I love love love it!! I wish I was that crafty!

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  73. AHHH! so completely adorable! Love the little personality he has even being earless :)

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  74. Since I haven't entered before. Looks totes adorable!! Earless only adds to it's perky little charm.

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  75. AHHH! soo completely adorable! Love his little personality, even if he is earless :)

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  76. Awww, to be honest, as much as I love the 'bot (by the way, does he have a name? If not, he totally should), I kinda like him without the ears. Makes him look more inquisitive.

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  77. I would say it was Ear-responsible to forget the ears, but that might sound Ear-itable. Very cute ears or no ears.

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  78. There is something totally R2D2 about your inquisitive little bot, he's luuurvely

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  79. Those pouches are SUPER cute! I love your Steampunk posts!

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  80. Un robot sans oreilles? C'es tres magnifique! Et adorable! Even if he can't hear anything. (Is there a 'sort of sad but still smiling' smiley face?) :D

    Carmen, the Un-Stalker

    WV: (NO JOKE!) carkies - The purse could be a neat place to keep your carkies!!!

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  81. Wow, with so many people entering, I'm sure I've got little chance. Who could pass up the chance to have the cuttest widdle wobot ever come live with her, no matter how small the chance?

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  82. Oooh!!! So adorable! Pick me! Pick me!!! Please!!!

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  83. too freakin cute - yay change purses

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  84. Incredibly cute...even without the ears!

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  85. I love the little Epbot robot! So cute on the coin purse!

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  86. Yay I finally read Epbot on the day of a contest! Weee comment comment comment comment!

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  87. With or without ears, still cute!

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  88. He's got to be the most adorable bot out there! I think he needs a girlfriend...and maybe some cute baby bots!

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  89. meeeeee, please. Speding my days at the geriatic psych ward with the parental unit.. I need something to make me smile. Actually this and Cake Wrecks is enough... KKF

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  90. Totally cute, even without the ears. There is just something about handmade that beats store-bought every time.

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  91. You are right. Still has mega cuteness points.:)

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  92. 'Ear, 'ear! Yes, of all the ear-related humor in the world, I chose that one.

    (Not sure if the last one submitted so I'm trying again.)

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  93. Count me in. He's (she's?) too cute!

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  94. [jumping up and down] Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!!!

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  95. Ooohhh, i totally want to win that..i'd never be able to make one myself so please pick me :D

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  96. Very cute, just the right amount of nerd and girly.

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  97. Still cute, even if it doesn't have ears!

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  98. D'awww! Love it! Job well done, Marilou : )

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  99. I'd love to give the coinpurse a new home! So cute!

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  100. Ohhhh, I want. It will match my tattoo, even without the ears!! :) Pick Me!! :)

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  101. super cute! One of these days, I'll actually DO one of the craft tutorials instead of just "sharing" them on FB with my sister :)

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  102. Oh my goodness, how adorable! I'm definitely going to have to grab my scrap bag and head over to that tutorial!

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  103. Oh my, I've been thinking about getting a coin purse when I trade in my wallet for my DH's Big Skinny wallet (once he gets a new one). And the bot would go perfect with my DD and DS's bedroom (it's robots, a space ship, planets, stars, and lots of bright colors). And I think the bot would also match my orange Keen messenger/diaper bag (though nobody wears diapers anymore, I can't part with it, it is orange, after all:))
    BTW, thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. Love it! Too cute :-)

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  105. All of the bots in the post are absolutely adorable!

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  106. That's one ADORABLE coin purse!
    I sure do need a new one...

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  107. Adorable robot purses make the world go round!

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  108. D'awwww. Too cute. And I'd LOOOVE to win. I need a coin purse too considering I lose all of my laundry money in the bottom of my purse.

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  109. Wow! Both pouches are so cute!

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  110. Too cute! I'm desperate for a new change purse, and this would be perfect! :)

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  111. Men can use coin purses too, right?

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  112. so without the ears does he bump into things because his radar sensors are out of wack?

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  113. Without a doubt the cutest looking coin purse ever!

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  114. Totes McGoats! SO squee worthy! I *heart* it

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  115. Awwww, what a li'l cutie! I'd love an earless bot! :D

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  116. Super cute! Perfect place to store my super secret cash/ coin stash for "fancy" coffee! Shh!! Don't tell the husband about my super secret stash!!

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  117. Ooh, ooh, pick me! Pick me! *bounces up and down*

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  118. Ohhhh he's adorable, even without ears! I would love to be able to give him a home!!

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  119. So adorable!

    And that clay bot I just love it!

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  120. Absolutely adorable (even w/out the ears!)!!!

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  121. Such adorable Epbots :-) I would totally give that coin purse a good home.

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  122. Omg! Those are soooo adorable :) I am a huge fan of robots- I even used them as the theme for my wedding! We had robot invitations, robot cupcakes, and I even wore a robot necklace that my husband bought for me for my birthday :)

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  123. Beyond cuteness! What a sweet idea :)

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  124. I think he's wonderfully cute, even if his ears are missing. :)

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  125. Even without the ears, the little coin purse is so cute. I've always loved your little robot guy. Just looks like he'd be fun to hang out with.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  126. She thinks I'm cuuuuute!

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  127. Awww! So wish I had it. It could live on my backpack and be my best friend and we could go to the movies together...

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  128. Totally Adorable!
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  129. Ahh adorable!! I'm going to see if I can combine the change purse craft with any of the smashed pennies crafts to make a change purse with actual change on it!

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  130. I just so happen to be in the market for a change purse. This one is beyond perfect!

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  131. These are adorable. :D

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  132. Super cute! I love it!

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  133. I work with special needs kids and he would so fit on my work bag!

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  134. Want the adorableness! :) Good work Marilou! :)

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  135. AHh! That is so cute! I hope I win!

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  136. It's *adorable*! Love the look on its face.

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  137. How cute! I love all these fun crafty things :) Excellent blog too!

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  138. I would love to win any leather coin purse...the fact that it's Epbot just makes it better!

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  139. That's adorable! I would love to own an earless Epbot. He's kinda head-tilty too, like, "Where mah ears go?!"

    ...okay, so he probably doesn't talk like that, it'd be more like, "10001101001110" or something. But eh.

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  140. OMG...I <3!!!
    I would take great care of the earless 'bot! =)

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  141. Hm... LEATHER and (sizing it up against my current change purse) just MY size!

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  142. I just love that your robot has ears =)

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  143. AWW! What a fantastic job! I even love it without the ears!!! Just love this little guy!

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  144. These are so adorable! I'm on overload of cute :)

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