March 10, 2010

Fat Quarter Shop - Giveaway!

Here's your chance to win more fabric, from the ladies at Fat Quarter Shop!  Two readers will win Aunt Lindy's Paper Dolls fat quarter bundles - LOOK at how adorable these are!!  
The faces on the dolls are so cute, not to mention the dresses & bunnies!

I'm signed up for their newsletter but not everything makes it there!  Pretty sure I would have to stalk the "What's New" page daily to catch everything that they add to the site - I can't keep up :)

To win one of two adorable bundles --

Share your favorite childhood game or activity.

Winners will be selected via random number generator, on Monday, March 15th ~ Good Luck!

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Stacey said...

i loved to read as a kid, and to this day i still love to read, and i passed it down to my children,. thanks

Linda said...

I loved to make those potholders with the loops and the loom. I made dozens of them in all colors. My grandmother sold them to her friends!

Kandra said...

As a kid, I was the only girl in the neighborhood, so I hung out with alot of boys. We played alot of spot light (hide and seek in the dark with flashlights), rode bikes, and dodge ball. As I got older (10) I could ride my bike to the pool in the summer- that was awesome! :D

Lesly said...

Playing kick the can on summer nights with the neighbourhood kids!

Jackie said...

I loved playing hopscotch and kick ball. But I would say one of my favorite activities was playing on my pogo stick. I could be found playing on that for hours.

Lynn Osborne said...

I have so many wonderful childhood memories. The first thing that came to mind was playing with my Grandma's buttons. We would invent endless games and activities with those buttons! Thanks for the chance to win!

Martina said...

I loved to play hide and seek. This was always so much fun!
Great give away! Thanks so much!

Kate said...

I have 5 sisters, so we used to play single mothers with our dolls (there were no boys around to play the fathers!) Thanks for the cute giveaway.

tlbrenda said...

Amy - I just came across your blog and am happy to "meet" you. I live in Park City so we are neighbors ! I will be reading your blog more often and hope that we get a chance to meet one day. This is just so fantastic.

Brenda

Mary said...

Oh this one's easy - since I was an only child until I was almost 7, my Mother was my playmate and she would play Candyland with me for hours on end (or so it seemed). When it was mid-afternoon, she'd let me "help" fix dinner - I used to love standing on the step stool at her side and feeling like such a big helper;^)

EVA SB said...

When I was a small child I loved jigsaw puzzles but once I learnt to read I dropped most other hobbies. Though I did love sorting my grandmother's button box.

My craft hobbies, like knitting, quilting and cross-stitch were all self-taught in my late teens/early 20s.

Mrs Moen said...

I would say kick the can, reading and jump rope. Thanks for the wonderful fabric giveaway!

jlk said...

I loved Barbies. I could play for hours.

Cynthia said...

When I was a little girl, I used to love roller skating in the street. I had the roller skates that you buckled on over your shoes and tightened to fit with a key. I am currently making Lori Holt's paper doll quilt and this fabric would be adorable on the back of the quilt!

joanne lendaro said...

thanks for the great giveaway!! Already a follower, and I loved to cut fabric and "make" clothes for my dolls, imagine that!

Willa said...

I am subscribed!

Love your banner.

Guess one of favorite things was paper dolls. Designing clothes for them was fun too.

Baskets Of Quilts said...

As a kid, I really loved playing board games. My favorites were monopoly, connect four, chutes and ladders and battleship.

ginger said...

When I was a girl I used to love laying under this huge Elm tree in our front yard. My brother and I would look up at the clouds in the sky and see what shapes we could find. Sometimes I miss those days of being bored and having nothing to do!

Ellen said...

Well, playing school of course. I couldn't get enough. If only I had known then the joy of sewing.

Liz B. said...

I was definitely a reader as a kid; my father has said how bad it always made him feel to have to tell me to turn the light out and go to sleep, put that book away! I was a tree climber, too, so at least my activities were pretty balanced :) Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

seemommysew said...

My favorite was probably reading. I have always loved to read and still do....my husband teases me because if we are eating cereal, I read the cereal box...even if I've read it before. :)

Nuts To You! said...

We loved to cut pictures out of magazines and make families. We would paste them on construction paper and cut out pictures of furniture and things like that. We would give them all names and had a whole folder full of them:)

Shawna

Polly said...

Trolls! I loved troll dolls! I made clothes and furniture and houses for my troll dolls! Thanks for the givaway! Polly :-)

audreypawdrey said...

This is awesome! Can you just imagine little girl dresses in this fabric? How cute would that be?

My favorite childhood memory is playing capture the flag until 10 at night with all the neighborhood kids throughout the summer. We would dress in dark clothes, hide in the woods, and run between the six houses we all lived in side by side. I was so lucky to have six friends within two years of myself to play with every day.:) There were some intense games including hiding in trees and on top of the house-shh! don't tell my parents that one.:)

Anonymous said...

We played many board games and other games growing up. Loved the outside ones, especially softball and croquet.

Dru

quiltsbyjessica said...

My favorites were either reading any teenage or grown-up books I could or barbies! I had hundreds!!! With all the clothes, bags of shoes, houses and cars and hot tubs!! Ahh...memories!!

Sally said...

I remember doing two things for hours on end: making mud pies for my mud restaurant, and playing school with my dolls.

allsewnup said...

My older brother and I would get up really early on weekends to explore. If Mom and Dad had any idea then of just what we'd get up to we would still be grounded!
Too bad we have to grow up.

Carolyn

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I lived in a big city when I was little, so my favorite thing to do was roller skating and jump rope. Thanks for such a cool giveaway!

the cupcake fairy said...

all the kids in my neighborhood played manhunt every night that it wasn't raining.

lpquilts said...

My mom loved this fabric when we visited Hancock's of Paducah. I'd love to win it and surprise her with a quilt made from it!

My favorite childhood game was either Mother, May I or Red Light, Green Light

wishes, true and kind said...

My favorite childhood activity was actually paper dolls! My sister and I could play with them for hours. My mother used to get her hair done at a department store salon, and the toy department was right next to it. My mother would give use each some change when we went with her, and my sister and I would spend a lot of time picking out paper dolls! But the real fun was when my mother,grandmother, or great aunt would draw dolls for us! They had a lovely old-fashioned feel and we could help with the coloring and design choices for the clothing. Happy days!

babiesdoc said...

I have had a wonderful and varied childhood which gave me the freedom to do and study what I wished.

My favorite times were always when my twin sister and I would play with our grandmother. She turned every chore in to a game, working in the garden, crocheting and making dinner.

My grandma never had the opportunities that we had but she set a stellar example of hard work and kindess.

Melinda said...

My favorite thing to play was paperdolls too! My mom got tired of how messy they were and quit buying them for us, so my sister and I would spend hours drawing and cutting out our own! I would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this!

Megs.....Domestic Goddess!! said...

I loved playing with paper dolls and now I want to share this experience with my own daughter. I hope I win :)

tong said...

As a kid I loved to swim, I would go swimming everyday with my grandpa, it was one of my favourite memories from my childhood. Grandpa still goes swimming but not daily anymore, but I now live half way around the world. But when I do go swimming by myself, I'd always think of him and how we used to go together.

chris said...

I grew up in a small town and all of us kids would play kick the can or capture the flag nearly every night in the summer.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

As a kid I lived in a neighborhood with 5 other families with lots of kids. I think it made a total of 16 kids that would be together EVERY day. Our moms would send us out to play and we'd be bouncing from house to house all day. But the best was at night when after dinner everyone would come out and play nightgames. Good times!

Cara said...

Reading once I could, which was about 3. What better way to escape whatever chaos was going on around me?
I have to admit to stalking the What's New pages...pretty much daily lol

Kaye said...

jumping double dutch jump rope and my homemade lemonade stand with a toy cash register that worked! I also loved to Roller skate.

Melissa C said...

My favorite thing was spending time with my grandparents. I would spend a week each summer with them and had a blast. Gathered eggs, milked a cow, used an outhouse. My favorite memory was my grandfather saying I couldn't sit still for 5 minutes, and that if I proved him wrong, he would give me $5. I did it, but barely. Thanks for the chance.

Bingaling said...

What adorable fabric! When I was a kid my brother and I used to explore, explore, explore. We were always digging up something or wandering in the woods to find something. The goal was always to find something we'd never seen before.
Chanda

Beehave said...

Crafts! As a kid all I ever wanted to do was make stuff, which I still enjoy. My 5 yo has inherited this love of creating things from the recycling bin, scraps, etc... and now we enjoy making things together. Would be pleased to have more fabric ammunition!

upstateLisa said...

Oh I loved crafty activities and also loved to make paper dolls!

cathy said...

I loved to play with dolls, paper dolls, dolls made of flowers and my real live doll- my baby sister.

Leila said...

My sisters and I loved playing Barbie dolls. We would turn our whole room into a Barbie house and play for hours and hours.

Kim B said...

Swimming! I grew up in the sunny Phoenix area and we had an in-ground pool. We swam as late into the fall as we could and every year we would put on our bathing suits in January and see who would be brave enough to jump in first that year! My brother always won!

Becky said...

Hide and seek ...of course! Out in the neighborhood with over twenty kids. We'd play as our parents all visited from porch to porch along the way. And when the street lights went on ... we all went home. It was the 60s!

butlerswife@gmail.com

Lee said...

wow that is a tricky question..back in the day, we had so much more freedom. We use to play "kick the can" around the whole block, running through neighbours yards, as there were no fences back then. Inside I loved to play Barbies and make forts.

isa & marta said...

Hola mi juego favorito de niña, era la escondida, jugabamos tardecitas enteras todos los niños y niñas del barrio. Luego fue la construccion entre todos de casa del arbol.
Gracias por el concurso

Here I Am. said...

oooo so cute! I loved to play the game Mancala! I just teached my niece the game recently and we love to play it together!

call me crazy said...

Adorable fabrics! I was the only girl in the neighborhood too, so played lots of games with the boys. My parents also bought an old clunker sewing machine for me and I made shorts and dolls clothes. ;-)

live a colorful life said...

Reading, playing with my Barbie (only one Barbie, no Ken, no Midge), and cutting out paper dolls.

em-il-ie said...

Ohhhhh...Hop Scotch was all the rage. My best friend, Kara, and I would play and play on warmed Summer sidewalks.

Cris A said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!
As a kid I loved to roller skate!! We lived across from a little side street that only had 4 houses on it and got very little traffic, my sister and I would skate all day long! Imagine our joy when they repaved the road!! Even in the winter we'd skate around our huge furnace on the basement! Oh to be young again.
Cris

Megan said...

The board game Sorry. My two sisters and I would play that game daily, it seemed. I'm still on a mission to find the edition that I grew up with so my daughter can play it when she gets old enough. Ah, the nostalgia!

Janet S said...

When I was a child we used to play kick the can and paper dolls alot. I also loved to stay at my Grandmothers and do alot of crafts including sewing. I love your giveaway.

Peggie said...

My favorite childhood activity was going to my grandparents home. Each year we would get to spend a week with my grandparents. We did all kinds of fun things that we could not do at home. Growing up in a very rural area we did not have much, but they lived in the big city and this was exciting. We could see NYC from their home in NJ and got to go to Nickle Night in Hoboken as well as the docks to watch the fisherman come in on the boats. Grampa worked for the Nabisco company and would sometimes sneak me along on the truck. Oh the good old days... very old days... ugh am I getting old. ;)

missbossypants said...

At school, I loved playing four square - either individual or doubles. I also loved a good game of dodgeball. At home, I read and read and read. I still read until it's far too late at night!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Sondra said...

I spent my childhood with my nose stuck in a book. When I didn't, I liked having water gun fights with my sister and playing dolls.

Melanie said...

i loved hopscotch, but even more, i loved using the chalk to cover the whole driveway in colorful drawings :)

Christi said...

we had a lot of fun growing up and one of my favorite things to do was jumping giant hay bails with my friends. You see the huge round hay bails lined up in rows on farms. well you just climb your way up, run run run and jump from each round...TRY NOT TO FALL IN THE MIDDLE!! yes grew up on a horse farm in oklahoma! would LOVE the paperdolls.

Michele said...

Oh goodness, that fabric collection is just adorable! I loved playing school.

Kaye Prince said...

Definitely reading was my favourite activity (and is still right up there). My Mother taught me to read and write when I was three and unlike most children who took stuffed animals to bed, I used to sleep with my books and wake up in the morning with the impression of the book boards on my face!

Melissa said...

My grandmother, being a seamstress and a product of the depression when nothing was ever thrown away, had oodles of pattern catalogues that she lugged home from the fabric stores. She gave me a few and I used to spend hours cutting out paper dolls from them. I realized that the drawing of the models were the same from pattern to pattern so I was able to have dolls with several different outfits! Thanks for the chance!

Lucy said...

i used to love playing 'spying' - we (brother and sister too) would hide and 'sneak' around the garden - not sure what the point of the game was except to spot the others without being spotted. also 'camps' - we would make little 'houses' and visit each other etc.
if we could pick blackberries or honeysuckle or clover etc we would offer each other 'food' when we visited!!

Gwyneth said...

chutes and ladders was my favorite game!

Marci Girl said...

I loved playing CandyLand and Monopoly...oh and card games with my brother when I was little...that was before the time when we just beat each other up for fun!

The Fam said...

My four siblings and I would make a family olympics; it became really organized after a few years and some of my best memories were of events like "leg lifts" (Jane Fonda style).

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Bridget B said...

I did lots of reading and had 4 brothers so played lots of softball and basketball. Thanks for the giveaway.

mandbrid said...

Hopscotch and Jump Rope for me!

Anonymous said...

My favorite activity when I was a girl was playing with paper dolls, of course! I would love to win.
Connie
ritefarm at hotmail.com

Leslie said...

I loved paper dolls as a child. One of my favorite activities.

Nicole Maki said...

I loved building ramps with plywood and mud and then seeing how high I could jump my bike without crashing. I spent months perfecting my ramps :-)

Great giveaway! Thanks.

Katrina said...

Drawing was always my favorite... not coloring, but drawing freehand.

Leslie Cook said...

As a child I loved anything dolls! Paper dolls, Barbie dolls, baby dolls, I loved them all!

What a fantastic giveaway!

Thanks!
Leslie

paulette said...

I would have to say hopscotch, hoola hoop, paper dolls and jacks!! Loved them all!! Thanks for the lovely give away!!
Paulette

Kelly said...

as simple as hide & seek - we used to play a version with teams called fox & hound with all the neighborhood kids when it was dark outside. So much fun, I really miss those wonderful summer nights...

bethanndodd said...

There are just too many so I will try to sum it up into one...I was lucky enough to grow up across the street from my best friend. We did everything together. The memories we made together make me smile on even the worst day. We still talk to eachother 2-3 times a month. Cute fabric by the way! Thanks to the FatQuarterShop!

Rona said...

Wow these are soooooo cute!! and they remind me of my childhood. I loved playing games with my grandma - especially cards - she even taught me how to play gin rummy and bridge with her friends!!

teresamnj said...

My favorite childhood past time was coloring, as well as drawing and cutting out paper dolls and their clothes. How cute is this fabric line! Brings back so many memories.

rosemaryschild said...

My favorite activity was watching my mother knitting & trying to learn how to knit with her as she created delightful baby booties & bonnets.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Your so awesome for doing these giveaways! One of my favorite childhood memories is going to rodeos with my dad! My brothers and I would compete and my dad would be there to help us. It was a lot of fun!

craftydill said...

Those fabrics are sooooo cute!
Indoors, I was an avid reader... outdoors, my favorite activity was playing two or four-square.
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sara said...

I loved swimming in the creek down the road with our neighbors!

Linda said...

Hmmmm, that's a tough one to pin down. At home I was a voracious reader, even as a VERY young girl, but at school my very favorite game was "duck, duck, goose!" I don't know why. I also liked playing house a lot. It must have been Kindergarten in the very early 50's....lol. That's one of my strongest memories of Kindergarten. We basically learned to tie our shoes, make things for our mothers, and learned to get along with other 4 and 5 year olds. Now, when we visited my grandparents in Arkansas, my favorite activity was catching lightning bugs in a jar!

Good times!

badlandsquilts said...

Monopoly was our favorite family game... Thanks for the giveaway!

WoolenSails said...

I saw a quilt made with these fabrics, it was so wonderful and fun. My favorite memory was taking our little boat, over to Dutch Island for picnics. We spent the day combing the beach and exploring the forts.

Debbie

Susan Being Snippy said...

I lived on a farm out in the middle of nowhere and had two brothers to play with, in summer we had a galvanized tin tub, that we used as a boat and would stick paddle up and down a creek near our house. In winter we had a couple of beagles and my brother had a knack of talking to them so we all would go out and track rabbits, set snares and often bring home rabbits for our mom to put in the stew pot...

My life is now cityfied and I would love these fabrics in order to use them for the premie quilts I make for my local hospital...

Duff said...

I loved Red Light Green Light. We lived on a dead end street--there were 26 kids!

When the creek overflowed we scammed our family's sailboat out of storage and went for a ride! wow was Dad mad...

Katie B. said...

My friend Stephanie and I would get books of floorplans from the library and copy them onto graph paper. Then we'd plan our lives in these grand homes. We spent hours doing this. And she's an architect now!!

Kimberly said...

I always loved Hungry Hungry Hippos as a child. Last christmas I got it for my kids, and I still love it!.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

I can never just pick one favorite. I'd have to say sewing first, because it involved making clothes for my cabbage patch kids. We also used to play a game called 'hit the deck.' We'd stand in the front yard and when we'd see a car coming by, we'd lie down flat in the grass so they car couldn't see it. It was pretty fun to see my kids with their cousins 'invent' this game themselves. They called it a different name, but it was the same game.

zarina said...

Reading will be the first but I do love colors - fabric (sewing) and painting, oh yes yarn (crocheting and knitting).

Annelies Dease said...

I loved to play teacher....lining up all of my dolls and stuffed animals for class. I even used to dumpster dive the school yard for anything for my "class" ( very yukky to admit this). I LOVE the dolly fabric....keeping fingers and toes crossed!!!

RosaMaría said...

great giveaway! thanks for the oportunity! I loved to play hide and seek and rode bikes.

Amy said...

I loved playing "ghost in the graveyard" with all the neighborhood kids on a warm summer evening. Great memories!
SUCH cute fabric by the way. I also love the FQS! BEst customer service around.

SoniB said...

The first thing that popped into my head was playing night games like "Upset the Fruit Basket, Once Around the House" . . . it must be spring-fever . . . I'm ready to get outside! This fabric is so fun.

Laura Bray said...

I loved to play with Barbies! My sister and I would stay awake talking about what adventures our dolls would have the next day.

Beautiful fabric-I love paper dolls and am hoping I win!

Jennifer @ No Place Life Home said...

I have always loved to make crafts. Sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery - you name it, I have at least tried it. My grandmothers were awesome to teach me so many different thing when I was growing up.

Patty said...

Our favorite game was playing hide and seek at dusk. Then when it was too dark to find people, we would catch lighting bugs in jars. Wow that was a long time ago.!!

Christy said...

My favorite thing to do as a kid was swimming. My next door neighbor had a pool and we'd swim all the time. I was always waterlogged!

Maggi said...

I had great neighbors and we would make up shows that we performed for the parents, usually using a garage as our proscenium.

Jackie Russell said...

My favorite was definitely street light hide and seek. Does anyone still play that now with all the computer games out?

ANudge said...

I use to play with miniature trucks with my neighbor. We'd dig holes and make road and use twigs as trees, popsicles for stop signs.
Guess I was a tomboy.

But when I had to stay inside, I loved to play with paper dolls!

taylor kate said...

i loved hopscotch!

deserae said...

I always loved hide and seek!

Anonymous said...

There was so many. I loved play with my Barbies (I only had a few). Playing The Game of Life or Monopoly or just being on my bike outside for hours on end. I wasn't into sewing back then.

Pamela
Snuglewmn@aol.com

Emily said...

I was always reading, reading, reading! My mom loved dolls as a little girl and was a little disappointed that I didn't like them as much!
Thanks for the giveaway!

LaNette said...

I loved to read, play with Barbies and enjoyed playing almost any board game.

Army Wife Quilter said...

my favorite activity was rollerskating. I took my self to lots of places by rollerskating. you know when we weren't as scared about society and what or who is going to hurt us.

Rosa-kreattiva said...

i loved to read as a kid, and to this day i still love to read, and i passed it down to my children
Thanks for a chance to win...
un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa

Linda Joyce said...

My favorite game as a child/teenager was "Kick the Can"... after dinner when the kids in the naborhood would get together we would play Kick the Can.. I never lost, no one could find me or bobby (then a boyfriend) we would run up to the elem school,, ha ha ha.... those were the days!
Linda J
VA

Kelly said...

Climbing trees, roller-skating and playing shark in the local pool. Reading was my first love and I had to be pushed out the door in the summer. My aunt taught me how to sew and crochet. That kept me busy during the winter.

Janet said...

I loved roller skating. I just can't seem to get the hang of the modern roller blades!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Favorite childhood activity....fishing with my Papa. Thanks for the chance to win these sweet fabrics. I was just over at the FQS drooling.... Jenn

Cas said...

I was a total tomboy and you could find me up to my calves in muck in our pond hunting turtles...I am so lucky I never got snake bit.

Anna.G. said...

As a kid I loved playing monopoly with my brothers and sister. We have very big age difference, and it was the only game we enjoyed playing together. today i start playing with my son who is 6 years old.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

roller skating, yes the kind that had to have a key!! I would skate for hours and hours!!

Doina said...

Bike was my best friend and I love being a leader in my group. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Cory said...

My favorite activity as a kid was camping every weekend from Labor day to Memorial day. We camped where extended family lived so I got to see cousins, go swimming in the lake, boating, exploring in the woods and roasting marshmallows over the camp fire. Thank you for this wonderful give-away. I hope I win. Take care and God bless, Cory

Jennifer said...

I had a "Skip It" toy that I LOVED...I think they still make them!

Peggy said...

As a child i could do very little as my little sis always got in my ways. 25 years later she still does! But i was fascinated with books. i could escape from the day to day chores and my sis!!!

Becca said...

Putting "The Muppet Movie" soundtrack on my portable record player and dancing around the living room like a maniac!

9patchnurse said...

I grew up on a family pony farm with extended family. My cousins, siblings, and I would ride our ponies bareback and play 'Indians'. We alo made forts in the haybarn, and used to 'balance' on the fence rails and see how far we could go. Love those fabrics!!

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

I miss Chinese jacks and Chinese jumprope and tearing around the neighborhood in our rollerskates!

Jenny said...

oooh, so cute! i loved to ride my bike up and down the alley ... still love bike riding! thanks for a chance.

Jane said...

When I was younger, I loved to play jacks on the front porch. I could play for hours! That and swimming every day are my favorite summer childhood memories!

carmel said...

coloring books, runing out side on the grass, having tons of energy that i dont have today
thanks for the great giveaway!

SueWis said...

Definitely reading and playing with dolls. Sewing started at about age 8-10 and the rest is history. :)

Michelle Turner said...

I love those bundles... so sweet! I love the vintage look too!

When I was little... I loved playing school.... more than I loved going to school... but playing school was super fun!

pageturnercrafts@gmail.com

Amy B said...

When I was young my favorite things to play with all the neighborhood kids was hide and seek. There were 3 or 4 houses that we had to hide in and we had a huge barn that we could also hide in. There were about 13 of us all. It was so much fun-we played for hours. We also loved to drag all the hoses into the street and have water fights. Ah. Memories :)

Thanks for the chance!
~Amy

Can't Believe I'm Sewing said...

One thing that jumps to mind is making puzzles. We would spend the summer at our cottage, and on rainy days we would all sit around the coffee table and make jigsaw puzzles...rainy summer days still make me want to dig out a puzzle!

Lori said...

Loved playing jacks and jumprope

Kriza said...

I loved to read when I was a kid - and still love it :-) I also loved playing with the leftover fabrics of my grandmother who was a seamstress and of my grandfather who was a tailor - and I still love playing with fabric - not a lot changed, did it? :-)
Kristina

Cmakoshark@aol.com said...

I loved playing dolls - so this fabric is a perfect reminder of my childhood.

Lisa said...

We didn't have playground equipment at school and the game I remember playing most and loving was "boys-chase-the-girls."

debbiekl said...

When I was young, I liked to go to the creek behind my house and see what critters I could find. I miss that creek!

Corrie said...

I grew up in the middle of nowhere and my friends and I would just get on our bikes and ride for hours. We also had one of those miniature electric jeeps and I loved driving around in it!

Always Sewing said...

I loved riding my bike, you could fly like the wind.

Kathy said...

I loved to play paper dolls! I had two big brown grocery sacks that I kept all my dolls and their clothes in. My friend lived on Main street in the little town where I grew up. I remember her house had a giant porch on the front and we used to play for hours on the porch with our paper dolls.

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a sweet Giveaway! Sure remember playing with little paper dolls! Thanks for sharing,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

When I was a kid I loved dolls and played with them often. At other times I played in the hay loft of our barn. We played wild horses or dinosaurs and the barn was our home. I also read and Mom always had us learning to do some kind of stitchery. Looking at what I've written, it amazes me how much of that childhood fun has made it into my adult life!

Danielle said...

Where do I begin? I loved my Mandy & Jenny dolls. Playing house in our shed (kinda creepy now that I think about it). Riding bikes. Reading. Hopscotch. Jacks.

sandra said...

I was an only child and so spent a lot of time playing on my own. I always loved to read, and roller skate or ice skate. The other thing I loved to do when I was young and spent the summer on my Aunt's farm I loved to get The Sears Catalogue and cut the furniture out and make rooms and make cutout dolls and just played house for hours. We didn't have TV back then but had wonderful imaginations. Sandra

Cathy said...

Hi there
The fabric is darling!!!
My favorite thing about childhood was playing kickball in the street with the gang from the neighborhood!! Sooo much fun - do miss my childhood friends
Cheers
Catie

twiggypeasticks said...

Oooo reading Enid Blyton books especially Naughty Amelia Jane, hmmm I wonder why that was :)
Twiggy x

Cynthia said...

As a kid, outdoors I loved riding my bike & playing hopscotch....indoor we usually had a board game going on - with fierce competition ensuing between siblings...those were the days!

Cotton Blossom said...

As child during the summer we would visit south Georgia. My grandparents had a huge pile of sand in the back yard. My sister and cousins and I would spend hours baking mud pies in the south Georgia sun.

quiltilicious said...

The under rated art of brother bating. No tools required - just the ability to wind up and them run ;-)

DeeRoo said...

If we weren't playing Kick the Can or on the corner lot with the gang playing softball we were down the street at Greg's playing basketball on the half-court his parents had put in the backyard!!

Lori Kay said...

My favorite thing to do was to hike up a hill near my house that had a fresh water stream amidst the ferns and trees. It was like a magical fairy land up there. I spent a lot of time daydreaming there.

The fabric is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway.

pojeda said...

My favorite was exploring the woods behind our house in the mountains with my brother. We would be gone from sun-up to sun-down! Also love to play catch, baseball, riding my bike, and hopscotch! Really loved visiting my grandparents farm!!!!! Grandma would let me get the eggs from the chickens, and, the first time we visited, I found out they did not have indoor plumbing, and I found out what an outhouse was! I was scared to death of that toilet and hated the smell! LOL!

Lisabee said...

Other than reading and roaming around the forest, we played Chinese jump rope. Anyone remember that game? You jumped over / across / onto an elastic band held on two other peoples legs.

Paleo said...

playing in the grass. part of the lawn wasn't mowed and allowed to grow tall and go to seed. and it was great fun being able to hide in it and play tiger in the grass or tie it together and make a grass tent for the cat or the ducklings. or lay in the sweet smelling grass and read a book on a hot summer day

Melissa P said...

My favorites were Chinese Jump Rope and Handball... so much fun!

Paul & Julia said...

Aaaahhh. Scrabble! And I still like it today. --Julia
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Hannele said...

Rope jumping was one of my favorites!

Tarabell150 said...

As a child I grew up with two step-brothers so I didn't get much time to play girlie things unless I was at home at my Moms. My Grandparents live on a farm so we were always outside playing in the mud, swinging on the rope swing in the woods, playing in the hay fort in the top of the old barn, and playing hide and go seek. At my Moms I loved to play with my girlfriends and we used to always make up plays and dance recitals and put them on for my Mom or their parents. Sigh... what fun you can have as a kid :o)

A said...

I loved to read when I was on my own but I also loved playing kick the can and hide and seek with my cousins.

Kelly O. said...

we loved to jump rope as kids. i wonder if I can jump rope at 5 months pregnant...hmmmm

Sarah N. said...

We lived out in the country when I was around 10 and we loved playing outside - riding bikes and playing in the woods.

em's scrapbag said...

I loved to play school. I would set up all my dolls and stuffed animals and teach them for hours. I must have known a lot more back then.

Heather said...

My favorite childhood activity was playing hopscotch! I would play it forever with my friends on the sidewalk. I can't wait to do it with my little girls!!
h_freund@hotmail.com

Annie said...

My fave game was four square. You know, with the big rubber (?) ball. I wonder if kids still play that?

Amy said...

My favorite thing was hide and seek in the summer!

Melissa said...

I loved to play hopscotch, Mother May I, Red Rover, Simon Says... Can't wait to teach them to my kids!

Vivian said...

Oh what fabulous fabric!!!!

My favourite game as a child was hopscotch. There was only one piece of sidewalk where I grew up. I grew up on a reservation and it was pretty much gravel and scrubby weeds on good days and mud on wet days. But near the school was a bit of a sidewalk. It was perfect, nice big squares. We would use broken tiles that fell off the school roof to chalk out our hopscotch blocks and play for hours. Simple days.

thanks for much for the chance!

Ruth B said...

I loved making tents on the clothesline! We would get sheets, blankets, clothespins and build a big tent that we could play in all day. Something about hiding in the tent was such fun. Of course it all came down at the end of the day, but we had hours of fun while the sun shined!

nod said...

I loved to set up the blow-up house of my bionic woman doll and play with her and the six million dollar man and my sunshine family dolls. I remember being more of an interior designer and clothing designer than a dramatist - in fact, I think I was always setting them up but never playing out any sort of story with them.

tammiemarie said...

I loved skating and riding my bike! Also - fashion plates. anyone remember those? you made crayon rubbings of dolls in outfits. My daughter hsa one I found thrifting, and I think I love it more than she does!

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Emily said...

My dad and I used to play card games on the weekend sitting at the kitchen table, listening to country music.

Jen said...

Couple of my favorite childhood games are "Hungry Hungry Hippos" and "Operation". I loved playing games as a child and still do as an adult.

Great giveaway!

Michelle's Artistic Corner said...

Jacks! Once I learned I never stopped! Hopscotch was a favorite, too. Once I learned to ride a bike my whole world opened up! Okay, maybe my whole neighborhood opened up, but let's face it, that was my world back then. ;-)

tkm said...

My grandma used to take me to my piano lessons every Saturday morning from when I was 5 till I was 14. I hated going to the lessons, but loved that after each class, she would take me to the farmers' market near my piano teacher's house, and we would get our favourite fruits and vegetables, and sometimes ice cream!

Amy R said...

I'd play with my Mongoose Snake race track with my neighborhood friends (can you tell they were all boys?) If we weren't doing that, we were at the ball field playing baseball or kick ball out in the street!

Denise :) said...

We loved to play all kinds of games outside. I can remember all the neighborhood kids would gather at dusk and we'd play tag or freeze tag (or some other variation of tag) until dark, and then we'd play Ghost in the Graveyard! LOL! Such wonderful memories! :)

me said...

My favorite childhood activity was drawling. I look forward to the day when my little guy and I will be able to do art projects together.

jenashford said...

I loved building a tent, playing grocery store & playing in the mud at my grandma's house.

Heidi said...

Tag.. definitely Tag! We used to play for hours on summer evenings..

And since we didn't have cell phones back in the day - we had to go home when the street lights started to come on. Aaaahh.. I miss the good ole days. Thanks for making me go back in time!

Diane H said...

I loved to play my Patty Duke board game.

Mary E said...

Love the fabric. My great grand daughters would love it!
As a child I spent many snowy days watching and learning how to quilt. My grand mother made me a doll quilt of tiny postage squares that I still have and cherish.
Loved to play paper dolls and jacks.Thanks for the giveaway!
Mary E.

woolybooger said...

I used to love reading. I lived a block from the library and regularly went to check out books. I also loved to do artsy things. I had a set of color forms paper dolls where the vinyl clothes would stick to the doll without tabs. I think every little girl should play with paper dolls. I enjoyed your blog.

Christine said...

Such cute fabric!

Probably one of my favorite activities as a little girl was to skip. Whenever I see little girls skipping and singing all of the skipping rhymes, it makes me smile.

Kim said...

Oh my, let's see...I had Betsy McCall paper dolls and I remember wearing those little tabs off fairly quick since I played with them so much. I had a Shirley Temple doll too. But outside I loved to play hopscotch and four-square. Tether ball was a favorite too. What lovely memories!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Most definitely it was playing neighbourhood wide games of Kick the Can.

luvtoquilt said...

The favorite pasttime in our neighborhood was riding our bikes to the library, picking out books, riding back home and sitting under one of the big Maple trees in our neighborhood. Growing up in Minnesota, we TREASURED warm summer days -- few and far between.

Laura said...

Loved playing with my Little Kiddles dolls. Anyone remember those?

Bre said...

Definitely Twister. Classic!

Carmen Rigby said...

Growing up in Southwest Washington rain was pretty eminent so I played in our barn. I am the youngest of 6 kids but they are all at least 10 years older than me. My dad had 70+ head of Limousin Beef cattle so they were my buddies. ;) That barn was great! It had a rope swing in the center that I could swing on when the barn was nearly emptied of hay or in the cold winter month's I could climb way up in the hay using the rope swing to get me higher and higher. My parents don't live there any more but my oldest sister bought the property so I'm quite pleased it's still in the family.

Nancy said...

When I was a kid, I played with dolls, but also played with legos, matchbox cars, toy bazookas, touch and tackle football. Now indoors, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, and those Saturday morning cartoons! I loved to read (Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Little Women), and even Reader's Digest... Luckily, I have a twin sister, so I had a built-in playmate!

interalex said...

I'd like to play the cat's cradle game and french skipping.

Thanks for this nice giveaway.

secret cake said...

I loved pretending to be Wonder Woman! I took some rope from my Dad's workshop and tied it to my beltloop, then I would ride my Huffy bike around and look out for bad guys. My favorite part was hopping off my bike and running to and fro-- my boots sounded JUST like Wonder Woman's : )

Good times...

Thanks for the opportunity!

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Cecilia said...

I also played kick the can witht he neighborhood kids! I still remember all the fun we had. Thanks for the giveaway, the dolls are gorgeous.

Becky said...

i was a reader! And when I was not reading I was riding bikes all over the neighborhood.

Cassandra said...

wow Love the Blues and reds version. My fav thing to do when I was little was to rap which ever book I was reading and go hang out in the treehouse in our backyard and read!

Andi said...

We had a game called elastics ..... where 2 people stand with a long loop of elastic around their ankles/knees/hips/etc. Then a third person has to do choreographed jumps and moves over the elastic without touching it.
Thanks. I haven't thought about that game for AGES!!

The Kaonohi's said...

Jumping on the trampoline, for hours a day.

Tanya said...

Inside, I loved to play Barbies, they could do anything, outside...I loved to play on my swingset!

Allison said...

My favorite childhood activity was riding bikes, roller skates, or homemade go carts up and down our hill. Needless to say, we had a lot of scrapes and bruses in our childhood days.

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