Friday, June 15, 2012

A Stash Fabric Giveaway!

What better way to kickoff this happy Friday than to share a lovely giveaway?

While searching for Lizzy House's new Guising line a few weeks ago, I came across Stash, and was impressed by her pricing. Besides the Guising fabric, which was a gift, I also purchased some of the awesome Happy Drawings cut and sew.

Happy Drawings Cut & Sew Panel
I can't wait to make some of these little guys come to life!

I'm so excited to tell you that a brand new etsy shop, Stash Fabric, is my very first sponsor. 

 

I asked Beth a few questions about herself and Stash. Here's what she had to say:

Jacey: Do you sew? If so, when did you start? What type of things do you most enjoy sewing? 
Beth: I do sew! Well I guess I should say I've dabbled in sewing. I got my first machine nearly three years ago after my son was born. I've always enjoyed being crafty, but having children really brought out in me the need to create. I taught myself to crochet when I was pregnant because I just really wanted to make my son something. I don't think I finished that blanket until he was like 1.5 years old, but in the meantime, I learned to knit and started sewing. My favorite things to sew are home decor items because I'm super cheap when it comes to buying things like that and handmade decor really makes a house a home in my opinion. I'm currently practicing my quilting in a block-of-the-month class at my LQS, and I'm pretty much loving it. I have big plans for becoming a quilt ninja because of the beauty and timelessness of quilts. Not to mention all the different fabric that can go into them. I've also been seriously craving the ability to sew cute clothes for my daughter lately.

Jacey: What made you decide to start a fabric shop? 
Beth: Simply put, I LOVE fabric. It turns out you don't really have to do a whole lot of sewing to become completely obsessed with all the beautiful, modern fabric that is out there. I have spent more hours than I care to admit ogling all the lovelies, aimlessly cataloging them in my mind by manufacturer and designer and collection. After my husband suggested I might have a problem, I decided that instead of just looking for fun, I should turn my little obsession into an online shop so that
1) I am justified in my countless hours spent looking at fabric and
2) I can guiltlessly surround myself with all the fabric that I not so secretly want to hoard.
And so Stash Fabric was born. Fortunately I have a super supportive husband that is okay with the fact that I won't rest until all unoccupied space (and maybe even a little occupied space) in our home is completely covered in fabric.

Jacey: What do you think sets your shop apart from others?
Beth: This is a great question because this is one of the biggest challenges in opening an online fabric store in my opinion. The market is pretty saturated with shops and I was concerned with getting lost in the shuffle, especially as I build up my stock.
But I think what sets me apart currently from other shops is fair prices, unparalleled customer service and free shipping over $50 in the US (discounts internationally). When I personally shop online, I look for the cheapest prices with the fastest order turn around time, and I don't want to pay for shipping. That is why I guarantee shipping within 24 hours (most times much less) and include a free shipping policy.
I've been surprised by how few shops have a free shipping option available.
 I also have big plans for offering weekly sales to give people the opportunity to get newer fabric for great prices. Who doesn't love a sale? Plus I'm working hard to keep a strong pulse on what the modern quilter wants so I can bring it all in one convenient place. In the next few months, you can expect to see many of the heavily anticipated lines arriving in my shop along with a very well thought out, super user-friendly website that I can guarantee you'll want to check out!

Jacey: Who is your favorite designer? 
Beth: Oh goodness, where do I begin? If I had to pick one, I'd say I have a special place in my heart for Lizzy House because it was the Peeps collections that started me down this path. If she's designing it, I'm buying it. No questions asked.

Jacey: What upcoming line are you most excited about?
Beth: I'm pumped for Tula Pink's The Birds and The Bees, Lotta J's Bella, and Heather Ross' Nursery-Versy, all of which will be carried in their entirety at Stash around August. I also can't wait for Simply Color from V. and Co. due in October.

Jacey: Do you think you will carry patterns or notions in the future? Do you see yourself branching out from quilting cottons to apparel or home decor? 
Beth: I will definitely carry patterns at some point in the future. I already have several patterns in mind for this very thing. I also like the idea of selling quilt kits for those that get overwhelmed with fabric selection when planning a quilt. While my current focus is quilting cottons, I would love to be able to expand into the world of voiles, home dec, and even laminates. I imagine that as my sewing abilities expand and improve, you'll notice an increase in variety of fabric I offer. Heck, I wouldn't mind even carrying a small selection of yarn as some point.

Thank you so much, Beth! It was great learning more about you. Lizzy House is such a favorite for me, too! And I know Lotta Jansdotter's Bella line is one that I'm very eagerly awaiting this summer.

In addition the giveaway below, enter the coupon GRANDOPENING for 10% off your order in the shop through Sunday, 6/17. And don't forget, free shipping on U.S. orders over $50 (with discounts on international)!
You can also follow Stash on facebook, for additional giveaways and discounts!

Beth has graciously offered up a little giveaway for me to share with you all today!

One lucky winner will receive a fat quarter bundle of the ever-adorable Guising line by Lizzy House! That's TEN fat quarters! One entry per person, please. International entries are welcome!
To enter, leave a comment telling us your most favorite Halloween costume. The giveaway will close Wednesday the 20th, 10 pm CST.
Thanks, Beth, and Stash Fabric!

Comments are now closed.

89 comments:

  1. One year I was a robot, and wore a huge cardboard box covered in tin foil. However, it was a bust since I couldn't walk up and down stairs in it! Luckily, my older sister came to the rescue with a quick hobo outfit, and Halloween was saved. :)

    Congrats on your first sponsor! I love the fabrics in their shop and have added it to my Etsy faves.

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  2. my favourite Halloween costume was when my friend insisted on "scary" costumes for her party... I was dating someone named John at the time, so I took a knife, dripped red nail polish on it, attached a male genital part made from nylons and stuffing and wore a nametag saying "Hello, I'm Lorena" LOL

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  3. My favorite Halloween costume was based on the book The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. My son dressed up as a dragon and using paper bags I sewed a dress to be the princess.

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  4. Ok, I never win, but I love Halloween fabrics. They are really pretty. My favorite costume was when I was in my 20's and went as a bunny. White tights and leotard that had ruffles sewn on the bottom and a big pom pom for a tail. Cute bunny ears headband. Thanks for letting us have a chance to win.

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  5. My favorite Halloween costume was as a cowgirl from a tv cartoons.

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  6. Thanks for introducing us to Stash!
    My favourite Halloween costume was a huge orange pumpkin worn by my youngest son, originally when he was 10! he's 18 now and still has the costume though sadly he can't fit into it!!

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  7. Ohh what a fab bundle!! My favorite costume is a little monster that Jessica Levitt created for her kids, soo adorable! Thanks for the chance to win, yay!

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  8. My brother and I used to have related costumes. (One year, I was Princess Leia, he was Yoda. The last year we coordinated, I was a hooker, he was Don Johnson from Miami Vice.) My all time favorite favorite was the year I was Wonderwoman and he was Superman. It was a homemade costume from someone my mom knew. I sadly lost one of my felt wrist cuffs. Thanks for sharing about Stash and congrats on your first sponsor!

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  9. Those Happy Drawings cut and sew look awesome. Have to go and take a look now.

    Halloween costume? Last year my daughter was a jellyfish. It was easy to put together, super fun and stood out. It is all focused on the headpiece.

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  10. I had a great hand-me-down harlequin clown costume my aunt had made for my older cousin. I think I wore it two years. My favorite part was being so close to my mom while she painted my face.

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  11. Congrats on your first sponsorship!! It was a great interview & it sounds like the perfect partnership for you! How exciting! :)

    My mom made all my costumes growing up & all I ever wanted was a store bought one, but now that I'm older (and sew) I totally appreciate what she did. Some of my faves were being a Sorry board game piece, the ace of spades, Big Bird (when I was 1, it's the cutest costume ever!!), & tons of other great characters I can't think of right now. ;)

    My brother was a Califormia Rsisin one year, that was way cool!

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  12. Oh, my. How generous. I think my favorite costume was a costume I made the first year my (now) husband and I were together - his and her caveman outfits. It was long before I was a garment sewist but I did a pretty bang-up job, if I do say so myself....

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  13. How fun! My favorite costume was the candy corn costume that my mom made my daughter! It is just so cute and funny at the same time.

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  14. My favorite costume was the year I went as cat woman and my little girl was a pumpkin. We got so many comments when we went trick-or-treating. I loved wearing the ears and whiskers and she looked so adorable in a sparkling pumpkin suit.

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  15. i dunno..i never really dressed up..but i did like it when my friends dressed up like Richie Tenenbaum and Margot Tenenbaum from the royal tennebaums :) ..raineoc@yahoo.com

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  16. My favorite costume was Pippy Longstockings. I made a red yarn wig with wire in the braids so they stood straight out from my head!

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  17. Congratulations on your first sponsor!

    I only have one costume. It's a native american dress that a friend actually whipped up for me overnight (kind of like a stage mom) from a thrift store dress. She even gave it a beaded fringe and everything.

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  18. I was always dressing up in super weird costumes - my mom always sewed them so the limit was really only my imagination - but I have to say the one I'm most fond of is my ATM costume. Yep, I dressed up as a MAC machine. But, I scored biggest points in my Ballerina Bear costume - won the town's parade with that one!

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  19. My mom made me this awesome Little Mermaid costume with a shiny tail and a red felt wig. I had to wear it with a turtleneck and Keds, which kinda ruined the effect, but it was fantastic nonetheless.

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  20. Jacey-lady, I am so impressed with your first sponsor!! Also thank you, not only for the giveaway, but also for introducing me to stash -- I love Beth's philosophy!!

    BTW: I was always a pirate for Halloween growing up and I have big plans (never realized) to make a parrot costume for Coco and trick-or-treat with her... because, yes, she will stay perched on my shoulder!

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  21. Last year my son was a pilot and it was so adorable. There is just something so cute about a little boy in a fancy suit and tie! Everyone just flipped!

    My other favorite is when I dressed my husband as static cling. He wore a black sweatshirt that I attached things like dryer sheets, underwear, lone socks...hilarious!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  22. My favorite Halloween costume was Raggedy Ann when I was 10 years old. My mom sewed the blue dress and white apron...she even made the red yarn hair - my sister and I matched and it was simply the cutest!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    anartnest{at}yahoo{dot}come

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  23. My favorite costume was when I was a peacock. I spent countless hours hand sewing peacock feathers onto a corset. I felt as beautiful as a peacock in that costume.

    Rustystar83 at gmail dot com

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  24. We dont celebrate haloween where i live but i would love to be a vampire hehe

    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Favorite Halloween costume... one year when I was little, my parents dressed me up as a box of crayons. This involved a sandwich board painted yellow with the word Crayola painted on it. Hooray? LOL. I think I was three at the time!

    Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely bundle!

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  26. That fabric is so cute. I don't have a specific favourite, but I loved dressing up as a fairy ... a very bulky fairy, because it's cold in Canada at the end of October. I would usually where a pretty skirt over warm pants and dad made me a wand with a star shaped cut out from cardboard and wrapped in tin foil. I'm sure I was a vision of loveliness :D

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  27. Dare I say I never got to dress up for Halloween? But recently one of my friends made the most adorable matching possum outfits for her and her baby son! So cute b/c she made a "pouch" to put him in!

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  28. My favorite costume ever was the clockwork doll costume I threw together in about 15min two years ago. I'm usually much more planned but this impromptu one led to me meeting my now husband. So it's certainly my favorite.

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  29. Ha I love the year that I dressed up as Motley Crue with some roommates --pleather pants and black wigs? yes please!

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  30. I live in the UK, and it is only in recently years that Halloween has really made itself felt. So I've only really ever done the costume thing as and adult. This means my costumes have always been boring. Like witch, vampire or ghost boring. Sorry, I wish I could reveal an incredibly funny or cute story, but I can't, it's because I'm British.

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  31. Favourite halloween costume would be the unicorn my daughter dressed up as for 2 years in a row (and she tried for a 3rd but it was way too small!)

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  32. My favorite was when I went as a spilled plate of spaghetti :) I used a calander and a mop head for my hat, and a red jumpsuit with styrofoam meatballs hot glued on :)

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  33. Congrats Jacey!

    I made a queen of hearts costume when I was in middle school. It was a favorite because I made it all myself. :) I can't imagine trusting my girls with my sewing machine, but my mom did.

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  34. I LOVED Hallowe'en as a kid, so I had lots of great costumes, but I think my favourite would have to be the fairy princess one that my mum sewed for me when I was about 6 or 7. Super girly with lots of pink and trim and lace and sparkle. Oh, and I had wings, too! I remember feeling really special in that one. :)

    And I adore anything that Lizzy does, too. I can't wait to put some Guising in my stash!

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  35. My favorite Halloween costume was when I was in elementary school and all the other little girls were Ariel from the Little Mermaid, but I wanted to be Ursula. So my mom made me a really awesome Ursula costume.

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite costume was the first one I made myself - I was a watermelon slice!

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  37. congrats on your first sponsor and thanks for being an enabler by finiding me a new place to shop! can you believe that even though halloween is my birthday i can't actually remember any costumes?! my mother assures me she made costumes for me as a child, but i have zero recollection! as an adult i've never been ablt to hink of anything good, so i always just threaten to go in my birthday suit, which generally makes people stop trying to force me into a costume. a fave of someone else was when a friend's niece, who was maybe two or three months old, was dressed up as a turd with a plunger on top of her head!

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  38. I was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz for about 2 years in elementary school. I loved the costume so much but then I grew out of it. :(
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. My favorite Halloween costume was my Evil Gingerbread costume. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  40. Congrats on your first sponsor. Great giveaway.
    We don't do halloween in Australia but for a party we dressed up as the kids from the sound of music. We wore home made lederhosen and walked around in height order.

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  41. I didn't grow up dressing up for Halloween, but the only time I ever did was as Tinkerbell when I was 5. I loved my wings :)

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  42. My favorite costume was when I created a Crayola crayon costume out of poster board and wore it with a leotard and tights...yes, that was long ago but it's still a favorite. What an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win! Cristina

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  43. My favorite Halloween costume was Rainbow Brite. Classic.

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  44. When I was little my grandmother made my sister and I these flower costumes where the petals went encircled our faces. LOVED IT.

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  45. My favorite costume was a dinosaur I made my son when he was three. He was the cutest.

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  46. One year for Halloween, I was the night sky. I wore all black and my mom stuck glow in the dark stars all over me.

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  47. My favorite costume was when I was 5 and my mother dressed me up as Raggady Ann and I won first place in the costume parade

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  48. 1. Lizzy's halloween fabric is my favorite so far!
    2. My favorite costume happened to be when I was 5. It was the mid 70's and Star Wars was everything. I was Princes Leia. My mom made me buns out of yarn for the side of my head. I think I'm going to do it again this year!

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  49. Oh boy. I love Lizzy House. I think my favorite halloween costume was probably a hippie. Haha! I was a hippie from like 2nd grade up until I went to middle school.

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  50. Lizzy House's fabrics are amazing & I think Guising is her best yet. I live in Australia & we don't really celebrate halloween but I do love seeing Heidi Klum's over the top costumes - there was one year she was dressed as a pumpkin that I thought was great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. Fun fabrics! My favorite Halloween costume was in 5th grade when I decided to dress up as a construction worker, complete with tools, a hard hat and overalls, and a fake mustache. I thought

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  52. my fav costume was one my mum made for me, I was a present all wrapped up and with a bow...thanks for the chance!

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  53. Cheap and cheerful. A black plastic bin bag. A piece of cardboard rolled up into a cone and painted black with white cobwebs. Lots of black mascara and eyeshadow. Bright red lipstick et voila! One witch!

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  54. This sounds like such a great shop! Can't wait to check it out! Once I was a die (or dice, but isn't that plural?). Anyway, it was a totally awesome costume made out of a cardboard box and I really liked it until I discovered that I couldn't sit at my desk with it on because the box didn't fit! I had to stand up in class all day!

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  55. I dressed my 9 month-old as Rosie the Riveter last Halloween and she looked great!

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  56. We don't celebrate Halloween at all, but I'd like to get dressed as Tippi Hedren in "The Birds".

    greetings
    Greta

    [grubby_k@web.de]

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  57. My fav costume was when I was an m&m. I mad it out of cardboard covered in fabric and cut holes for my hands. Not too bright, I couldn't put my arms done all night!!

    Congrats on your first sponsor!

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  58. My favorite costume I've seen is a girl showed up wearing just a slip that said Freud on it. It took me a beat, but when I got it, I thought it was terribly clever.

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  59. My favorite Halloween costume was when I wore this awesome marching band costume--our high school didn't have a band (CA budget cuts!) so it was really fun for me!

    Thanks for the chance to win--I love Lizzy House and I love contests! :)

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  60. My favorite costume was from when I was in middle school and went as Pippi Longstocking. Hair sprayed red and braided around pipe cleaners to make them stand up straight , mismatched knee socks, mascara freckles...it was fun! Congrats on a sponsor-that's so exciting!!

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  61. I've never been one to dress up on halloween, but I do love dressing up my dog!! My favorite (although I think it's his least favorite) is his hotdog costume. Since he's half daschund, it's kind of perfect-- he's the right shape!
    Congrats on the sponsor-- I've been wanting to get some of the guising fabric! It's definitely the best halloween fabric I've seen.

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  62. My favorite Halloween costume is my nephew's costume - it's Kenny jacket from South Park. Lol

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  63. I have made a few kids costumes over the years. Last year I made my granddaughter a scarecrow costume with tulle that turned out adorably.

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  64. My daughter dressed up as Raggedy Ann when she was seven. I made her dress from a 1960's pattern, painted striped stockings, and beefed up a yarn wig I found in a store. She was adorable!

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  65. My favorite Halloween costume as a kid was being a cabbage patch doll. I still remember my mom putting wires in my braided pigtails to make them stand out like the doll. Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous fabric! :)

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  66. My favourite costumes are the small cute ghosts that turn up at my door at halloween, being scared ringing the doorbell, running away fast after recieving the candy!!!

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  67. My favorite costume is a pumpkin my mom made for me when I was five - I still have it. So adorable.

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  68. My dad had this wool ribbed cap that he wore in the winter on days he walked to work, and to me it looked just like a toothpaste cap. So one year I took a pillowcase and red and blue markers and copied the Credt logo onto the pillowcase. I words my dad's hat and I was so proud of myself -- I was in third grade :)

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  69. My favorite costume growing up was when my mom let me wear her nurse's uniform when I was five. It was back when the nurses still wore white dress uniforms with the hats!

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  70. Ivana
    Thank you for the chance to win!!! My best costume ever was this year, me and my partner were firemen and our daughter was little flame!!! she looked the best ever in orange huge headpiece
    ivana.tvrdonova@post.cz

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  71. Love the fabric! Congratulations on your sponsor!! My favorite costume was the year my baby girl was a bunch of grapes!! Purple balloons attached to a sweatshirt with green tights!

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  72. My favorite costume was when I dressed up as a Barbie. I got to wear a pretty frilly dress and my mom make me a tiara. I felt like a princess!

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  73. i really dont remember being dressed up when i was little. i know i was but i just remember being a teenager and dressing up like a hippy, bell bottoms and everything. i love dressing my kids up now though! my favorite was two years ago; henry was a fat stop light and sara was a stop sign. hilarious!

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  74. celebrating haloween in malaysia is becoming more rampant these years. i have never dressed up for haloween before but if i am to do so my first thought is to dress like a with witch. i know very common haha!

    xx
    grace
    whimsyloft (ad) gmail (dot) com

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  75. my favourite halloween costume was a last minute one, in grade 10 or 11 i was a christmas tree. fun!

    :) my email is supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  76. What fun fabrics! My address is cherrypiemobile at gmail dot com

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  77. first your quilt is amazing! second what a fun shop! I was once a 'bride', my mom must of run out of sewing time cause we threw on my first communion dress and a bouquet and voila!

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  78. Hello fellow Modernista! My fav halloween costume was the one my mom made when I was little - I was a monarch butterfly made out of painted cardboard boxes. I think she got the idea from the Chickadee or Owl magazine. I recreated it years and years later at uni for a night out but it rained so I was a soggy butterfly! FABULOUS giveaway!!! Finegrs crossed!

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  79. Yay for your first sponsor!!! My favorite halloween costume was a raggedy ann one that my aunt made. It was comfy and cute and fabulous. I wore it for all my high school halloweens!

    I'm at ambernoel226 at gmail dot com

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  80. My all-time favorite Halloween costume was a Rainbow Brite costume from college. I loved that cartoon when I was a kid, and now that I have a four-year-old, I have an adult reason to watch it lol:)

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  81. My favorite costume was my first son's first Halloween costume! It was also my first sewing project ever!!! I made a tootsie roll costume for my baby who was 3 weeks old!

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  82. Last year I was Progressive Flo and you would not believe how many people told me how much they LOVED!!! My costume! (and how many guys told me what a big crush they had on her!)

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  83. There's a picture of me & my older sister dressed up for Halloween - I'm a pirate & she's a gypsy. We look darn cute together. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. My favorite Halloween Costume was the year that my mom bought me a prom dress at the outlets. She added lace, gold trims, sequins, a pointed hat and made me a princess costume that was to die for. I wore it for years to play dress ups until it was literally stretching at the seams because I was too tall for it :)

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  85. Congratulations on your first Sponser! My favorite Halloween costume, was when I was about 13 years old. I went as a Jar of Jelly Beans. Big Plastic bag... Lots of Small balloons and a Big GOLD hat. My Mom made it extra special for me :) Thank you for a chance at your giveaway.

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  86. My son and I went as Garfield the cat and Odie the dog one year for a halloween party. We made our own costumes.

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  87. Scarecrow: my little guy wanted it, I made it from stash and a pack of raffia, and he still regularly puts it on. Next year, he wants to be Dorothy...

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  88. My favorite Halloween costume was one I made in high school. My sewing class had to create costumes around a theme and we decided on the "Wild West." I made what I call my "Little House on the Prairie" dress. The rest of the girls in the class all made their costume too revealing, so on Halloween I was the only one in the class who had to wear theirs to school. 12 years later I still have it and still wear it on Halloween!

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