Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Urban Circus - Giveaway!

It's been a while since I've done a giveaway hasn't it?! Well lets change that right now. How about a full set of FQs of Urban Circus?

I had so much fun designing these prints. I guess they come from that 'I-guess-I'll-always-be-a-little-kid-at-heart' place we all have lurking just beneath the surface. Just leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite toy or game was as a kid. And have fun reminiscing!

I'll randomly select one winner this Friday Dec 10, 2010 around 8am CT.

Have a great week and can't wait to hear a little about your childhood!

181 comments:

Lindsay said...

My favorite game was snail, its a hopscotch game. We used to play it for hours during the summer. We tried playing just a few months ago and found out a feet were a bit too big to fit in the snail we drew... so we made a super-sized snail hopscotch to play in :)

lindsay.forgette at gmail dot com

DianeY said...

I was a real doll person as far as toys went, and my favorite game was Clue! I used to dream of being Miss Scarlett!

Candace said...

I absolutely love this fabric and wish someone I knew would have a baby soon so I have an excuse to get some :)

My favourite toy was my teddy bear Radar. Yes, he was named after the character on M*A*S*H. My teddy bear looked just like his.

tong said...

super mario!!!! my cousins and i used to play for hours. love those prints, thanks so much for the giveaway!

carriegel said...

I used to spend every recess at school either jump roping or playing marbles with the boys.

Barb said...

We played all kinds of games: hide 'n seek, go fish, pretend. But my favorite was Aggravation; we had a homemade wooden board made by a friend of the family. It was kind of like Parcheesi.

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

We were great fans of cardboard in our house!

I had a big upside down cardboard box that I turned into a 'computer' (we had a friend who used to bring tickatape back for me, rolls and rolls of it) and I used to feed it through and pretend I had a proper big computer! (This was the late 60s!)

slightly scary to think I was a geek at the age of 5! oh bliss.

I love this fabric too - it reminds me of a duvet set I had of jungle animals (but not in a "you copied it" way! )

Mary said...

This is such great, playful fabric. My favorite pasttime as a child was playing game after game of Candyland with my Mom :)

Christa said...

I spent a good portion of my youth obsessed with jump roping. I loved it.

madhatcher said...

I think my favorite toy as a kid was roller skates. Makes sense that I do roller derby now!

AllieKatMom said...

I didn't really have a favorite childhood toy. I was the kid that was always outside and up a tree!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Nicole G said...

I really loved playing dress up. It was so fun and then you could make your own parade around the neighbourhood with a red wagon and stuffies.

Ginger said...

I used to love playing board games with my brothers. I think my favorite were the marathon Monopoly games we played during the summers.

Dianne said...

my favorite game growing up was legos. i was a total tomboy...had the whole castle collection. loved them to pieces ;)

Heather said...

I really loved play doh and coloring in coloring books. Oh and I'll also admit to a serious barbie obsession :) Thanks for the giveaway!
heather.nevits at gmail dot com

Michael said...

Indoor game: clue!

9patchnurse said...

Oh gosh, I have been wanting some of that fabric. Friday is my daughter's birthday so I hope that's lucky for me. I always loved the game Sorry, and I still do.

Designer Jules said...

I loved legos and barbies. I loved to build little houses with the legos and have the lego guys living there. Same with Barbie I would create her house and rooms and then play with her. It was all about the houses.

Peaceful Piecer said...

My favorite was my Baby Dear doll. I still have her all these years later. Thanks for a chance to win!

Katie said...

I loved playing on the dock in the lake in the summer with my brother and cousins. We had so much fun!
katie.muirhead (at) gmail (dot) com

Dolly said...
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Dolly said...

These fabrics are so cheery !

Enter me in your giveaway, please......I liked pickup sticks and Chinese checkers !

biking underscore
dot at yahoo
dot com

SoozeM said...

I love that fabric too! My favorite toy was a dolls house my parents made, my dad made the wooden frame and my mum made floors with lino and carpet samples, it had orange lace curtains, lovely bright yellow walls, it was just the best! It is still going strong and lives at my parents house, and my daughter has spent hours playing with it also!

~Michelle~ said...

my fav game was PayDay or Monopoly... any surprise that my grown-up self is an accountant?? :)

holly p said...

Card games and puzzles were always my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

MN2NM said...

Wonderful designs! Favorite game was Clue!

Melissa said...

My favorite was my Rainbow Brite Doll

Poppyprint said...

I can't remember what I played with when I was really little, but I was addicted to backgammon around 8 years old and interestingly, my daughter went through the same phase at the same age. I did have a Chrissie Doll that had hair you could pull out of the top of her head to adjust it's length. She came in a vinyl carry case with a spot for her on one side and her wardrobe on the other. Thanks for sharing your sweet fabric!

Suzanne said...

Cabbage patch dolls and popples come to mind when I think of my kid days :) I can't say I had one favorite toy. We were outside so much playing hide-and-seek, soccer & football, jumping on the trampoline etc...

Katie said...

I loved opperation! Buzz!!!! I got the femur!

webmailaddress2 said...

I was excited about getting a PJ Sparkles one Christmas. I think this was late 80's or early 90's.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I had a favorite doll named Suzie, but I loved to play Chinese checkers with my mom! Thanks for the chance to win:)

missbossypants said...

My favourite game was connect 4. We never owned it, but my grandparents did, so I liked to play whenever we visited with them.
Thanks for the chance to win! I just found out I'm going to have a new niece arriving in April - this fabric would make some wonderful "welcome to the world" goodies!

Katie B. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have very fond memories of my Cabbage Patch Doll.

Karin Grow said...

My favorite childhood toy would have to be my roller skates. I never wanted to take them off.

Looks like we're both doing giveaways today!

Helen said...

When I was little, I begged and begged my parents to get me the "Guess Who" game. However, I never really got one. But I did get my other 'wish', the original Monopoly game!! Love it!

Kelli said...

One of my favorite toys when I was a kid was my jacks and Chinese jacks. I would take those things everywhere. You could always find me on the bathroom or kitchen floor playing them for hours!

Jodi said...

Oh, boy! Three things came to mind right away: a real turtle shell about 8" across that I carted around with me everywhere; my Etch-a-Sketch, and jump rope!

Jenny said...

just loved my handmade Mary Poppins doll. yarn hair. tiniest waist imaginable...my mom went on to make some more clothes for her...and Mary's eyes were really kind of crooked...just love her! my daughter plays with her now...much loved toy.

Sequana said...

I grew up on a farm, and when I was about 5 or so, I would play outside with my dog, Bosco.....and use some real tools and scrap wood to build things. You know, that was 70 yrs. ago, and I can't remember what actual "toys" were around.

Kristy said...

we traveled a lot during the summers so we would play many rounds of the alphabet game and the cow game and all the other fun car stuff. Love that fabric!

Laura said...

I loved to play Barbies and one year I got a Barbie dream house. I was in heaven! Falalalala!

Kaye Prince said...

I loved, loved, loved board games (still do!) and my favourites were The Game of Life, Clue, Battleship, and 13 Dead End Drive!

Joy said...

I loved roller skating! I would roller skate EVERY DAY after school with my best friend who lived across the street. Good times...

Lynette said...

I have very fond memories of a red metal tricycle I used to ride at my grandparents house. I could happily spend hours riding up and down their front path. Love this fabric!

craftykat said...

i had a stuffed pixie doll which i loved to bits!!!

Mama24Monkeys said...

My favorite toy as a kid my favorite stuffed bear. Loved him.

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! My favorite game was Clue! I would play it over and over and over and over! I think my friends got really sick of it. But I never did.
Thanks! mle_mcclendon(at)charter(dot)net

Willa said...

Favorite toy was always a doll. Still have some of them and many new ones. Then along came my daughter who never looked twice at a doll--well except for Raggedy Ann!

Love these prints. I have not seen them in real life but would love to!

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

Loved it when my mom taught me how to play jaxs. My favorite game was shoots and ladders :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite toys were G.I. Joes. My wife would love this fabric (Christmas surprise?)
spin_jbc at yahoo

Anonymous said...

My favorite game was Monopoly.
tim.spindler at jbc dot edu

Tim

Jorie said...

Monopoly. My best friend and I would write out IOUs to each other and make mroe money slips, our games would last for weeks!

Janna said...

I had an uncle who everytime he came over we played Connect 4! Loved that game;) Would so love to win these, AWESOME!!!

Anna said...

I loved anything with dolls. These fabrics make me so excited to start some projects for the baby boy we're expecting this spring!

Kim O. said...

My Little Ponies and Popples! Oh my, it IS fun reminiscing!!

Anita said...

I loved playing monopoly. I used to play most afternoons with my girlfriend Debbie, sometimes we let my older brother play with us - except he cheated. Happy holidays.

A. said...

Oh. Totally my Maple Town doll house. They still make the same thing, only it's called Calico Critters now. I can't wait until my daughters are old enough for that (without eating all the little pieces and/or scattering them all over the house)!

Katie said...

Sweet! My sister and I had this fantastic "board" game as kids. It was a plastic board, with attached game pieces that moved along tracks. I don't remember much about the game itself, but we played so much with it.

allsewnup said...

My favourite toy was a doll my Mom made and Santa delivered when I was seven. Her name was Cathy and she had thick, black braids. Mom had also made bloomers, a dress, pinafores and a rose on pink flannel night gown. She was my best friend.
Thank you for the chance I just love this fabric.

Carolyn

Jessica said...

i loved playing outdoors as a child - no specific toys - just wild imagination!

courtney said...

cabbage patch kids - I lined them up & taught them school, played doctor with them & even sat them up on our front porch steps & pretended we were driving a wagon on the oregon trail
courtlyons@yahoo.com

Ranelle said...

I had one of everything Strawberry Shortcake that was ever sold. Can still smell them now. : )

The Rx quilter said...

By far my favorite Christmas gift was when I Santa brought me my Pottery Wheel...I loved it!! I think it is still in the art closet at my parents home! Happy Holidays, Lisa in Boerne

KarrieLyne said...

My favourite game as a kid was playing crazy 8's or 500 with my grandma. When we played we always had our special treat of a bottle of soda. You know, when they made Pepsi in glass bottles? Yum...best soda ever!

Julie said...

My favorite game as a child was Risk. We would stay up all night to finish!

Sarah Craig said...

I had a stuffed leopard that I slept with until I was nine or ten - of course, by that time, it had no fur left, only fabric, and the seams had been sewn up so many times that it was lumpy! But I loved that leopard...... Funny, I can't even remember what I called it, but I can remember how it felt to hold and how it smelled!

Zibu said...

Lego all the way!

Amy said...

We played alot of games when we were kids. Candyland, Life, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Chinese Checkers. Those were the days. Sigh!

Kathryn said...

My favorite outdoor game was kickball, played at recess at school. Inside it was any kind of card game with the whole family and whoever was visiting. Kathie L in Allentown

ColleenaMareena said...

I LOVED My Little Ponies as a kid. I also had an impressive collection of Thundercats comic books! :)

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Allie said...

My favorite toy was my Cabbage Patch Doll.

Bailey said...

I loved Barbies! Of course there were other things too, but Barbies is always what comes to mind first!

Angela D. said...

It would have to be Monopoly.

Jennifer said...

I loved Operation!

SoniB said...

I was always jealous of my brother's legos . . . I guess that translates a bit to quilting . . . blocks ;) Thanks for the chance! I love this line.

ThirdMargaret said...

How fun to remember back all those looooong years ago! I remember making many cakes with my Easy-Bake oven, riding my aqua bicycle, even earlier building and building with wooden blocks! I could go on and on...

Patty said...

We lived in a small town and I could go to the swimming pool by myself. I probably went swimming every day.

quiltilicious said...

Monopoly - because it gave me a chance to play with money and buy houses...they all seemed a lot cheaper back then!

Debra said...

I had a pogo stick I absoulutely loved. Thanks for the chance to win this great fabric!

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Every Christmas all I ever wanted was a doll, I had lots of dolls, I loved climbing trees and spinning tops with the boys. I love Urban Circus, thanks for the chance.

wendyvee said...

My bicycle and my matchbox cars. I always neglected my dolls :(

The One and Only said...

As a kid I loved Connect Four and that one game that begins with a "M" with the rocks that goes in an oval....as for Urban Circus...OMG do you know how bad I want to win? REAL BAD!!

mrsbutters said...

My sister and I use to make the floor plan of little houses out of leaves fallen from trees during Autumn. We'd sweep the rooms and bring little chairs and tables outside to furnish it too.

Leila said...

I used to dress up in my mum's clothes all the time when I was a little girl. She gave me all her old scarfs and skirts and even some high heeled shoes. And I'd be a princess, ballerina, fairy, witch all day~ good times!
Thanks for the chance to win some Urban Circus, can't get enough of it :-D

bananenblatt said...

I loved my plush pig named "Molly". She´s still sitting at my couch waiting for me to rest my head on her!
Your fabrics are stunning and i would love to make some lovely stuff out of them^^

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi, I loved hopscotch as a kid, I also loved to play with marbles.

gill said...

Anyone remember a board game called "Sorry" ???
Brilliant
Gill

Nadine said...

OH, I was (am?) such a dork, I loved playing secretary as a kid and delegated work to my friends. My mom gave me memo blocks and pencils and folders and I just loved sorting things and FILING. and no, I did NOT become a secretary. :)

karlyn Jackson said...

My favourite toy was my red headed cabbage patch doll named Leda. I missed a whole years worth of pocket money just to have her. My 3 year old daughter is now her new mummy.

Ana said...

I had a school for my toys in part of my wardrobe. My mum made me some desks (half of which didn't fit the toys one bit!) and I used to make tiny exercise books. I cut my teeth on crafting for my teddy - she had her own school uniform, and horse riding outfit, and I even made the horse from a soft toy kit. They're all in my parents' loft somewhere...

stashavalanche[at]gmail[dot]com

Patchwork and Play said...

I loved my Barbie doll! Some of the first sewing I did was to make clothes for her!

jednoiglec said...

When I was a kid we were playing something like baseball using plastic bottles and tennis balls - we've seen baseball games in some TV series - it was something new for us, because when I was a kid Poland got its freedom back and TV started showing foreign tv programmes, tv series etc.

Rebecca Johnson said...

mmmm When i was little, i used to love playing shops!! Any chance i could get i would love to pretend to buy.. things from around the house..Strangely enough... it hasnt changed. Im a sucker for a bit of Retail Therapy...Esp with online fabric stores!!! xxx

Marg M said...

I use to love hide and seek!

Carolyn said...

I loved playing Jacks and my bike!

Tracey said...

I remember I used to love playing Pick up Sticks with my Uncle. I also remember picking the mint leaves from the herb garden and smelling the aroma on my hands. Simple things were the best

Tina @ Squirrel Acorns said...

My favorite stuffed animal was an elephant named Ellie that my grandma gave me. My favorite game was something that I made up. I would play "office" in my bedroom, and I would use my closet as an elevator and get off on different floors. I have no idea where I came up with that!

Sooz said...

I grew up on Cape Cod, MA, a spit of sand that juts out into the Atlantic from the New England coastline. It is certainly seaside rural, but the Cape has 365 lakes and I grew up on one of them, a scrub-pine, freshwater type of rural. We joke now about the complicated toys for kids and that "all they really need is a stick and an acorn", but that's all I needed. I loved following the myriad of "indian paths" through the woods, collecting ingredients for pine-cone soup, daring to go into the dilapidated chicken coop (our version of a haunted house), fishing for sunnies and hunting the giant snapping turtle, sweet toads, skipping rocks...

Erin said...

Oh, my! As an only child I was always really excited when someone would play board games with me. I had a babysitter who thought I was the strangest kid because when offered a choice between TV and Chinese Checkers, I went with Checkers every time!

Elizabeth said...

When I was little my favorite game was to make forts out of blankets. I'm now having even more fun making them with my daughter :)

Hannah said...

When I was a little kid I loved the game Guess Who. A lot.

Regan said...

Well as a kid I loved Mouse trap...love thsi collection..thansk for the giveaway!!

Lee said...

My favorite game as a kid was the original spirograph!

Stine said...

I already bought a little bit of urban circus...but I would love the rest of the prints to match! Not sure if it is my all time favorite game, but I was just fondly reminiscing about HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS....hey that could be some inspiration for fabric, colorful dancing hippos ; )

Jen B. said...

My favorite "toy" was my bicycle! I would go everywhere with my bike, to school, visiting friends, through the woods, all sorts of adventures!

knottygnome said...

i was really into jump rope as a kid. i used to be able to do all sorts of tricks.

pamela said...

I remember my Mother always having to come outside and holler for us at dark..whatever we were doing we were doing outside with the neighborhood kids. Safer times!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So interesting that you should ask this question now!! My favorite toy is definitely my train set! Yes, I'm a 59 year old woman who got a train set 55 years ago for Christmas and it is now displayed on my mantle for this Christmas! It's not in perfect condition (say antique) but it's in with a nostalgic display. Thanks for asking Laurie!

pbs said...

This is really going to date me, but my favorite toy was Chatty Kathy. I loved dolls but this one was so special because I could pull the string and she would talk to me! What a friend she was!

Amber said...

I loved all kinds of arts and crafts. I loved "Hot Loops", the bright nylon loops you could chain together or use a loom to make pot holders. Also, pop beads were cool!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Meg said...

My Cabbage Patch Kids were by far my favorite childhood toy. I always had a doll that I was carrying around.

Dawn W said...

Do you remember the board game called or having to do with Uncle Piggly Wiggly? I used to play it in my Grandma's basement, and loved it! I think it was an antique even then.

Pattie Crum said...

I'm a Barbie girl. And Skipper too. Super cute fabric by the way.

ellesquare said...

how about my favorite book. My three favorites were:
A) Miss Suzy
B) A Pony for the Winter
C) The Wednesday Witch

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Barbie, definitely. Monopoly: for days on end. Gin rummy, does anyone still play cards using real cards anymore? Thanks for the giveaway.

Toni said...

My favorite game was to line up my animals and talk to them, fully expecting them to talk back to me. I wrote little stories starring them and drew scenes too!

patricia said...

"Simon says...", loved playing with all of the neighborhood kids.

joolee said...

i loved, LOVED anything having to do with American Girl dolls. i read all the books and finally got a doll for christmas as a teenager. and honestly, i still love playing with her and reading the books with my 5-yr-old daughter. so i guess it's STILL a favorite toy. :)

Jennifer Ladd said...

I loved Mastermind. It seems boring, but it's a great puzzle game. I can't wait to get it for my daughter (who seems to like that kind of stuff as much as I do).

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

The View From Here said...

This sounds lame, but pick-up sticks just came to mind! Also, I had a weeble (remember those?) treehouse that I adored! Thanks for the giveaway. Love these fabrics.

Ali said...

It's not really a toy, but my favorite thing to pass the time as a child was playing on our family swingset. Thanks for the giveaway. I've been admiring this fabric for a while.

Andrea said...

My early years were spent in Wyoming where I had the great outdoors to explore. I collected rocks...agates and petrified wood abounded...I had a trunk full! Played dress-up indoors, climbed trees and played w cars n trucks in the dirt...and loved my jump rope! I read whenever I had a spare minute and taught myself to sew on my mother's old Singer...doll clothes mostly. Awe sweet memories.....your lovely fabric draws them to the light once more!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Battleship! And I still love it! I played it just the other day with my 6 yr old Gracie and she is one tough competitor! She reminds me of me when I was her age!

MGM

Anonymous said...

My barbie dolls. My great aunt made us a ton of clothes. She was the best dressed barbie in the neighborhood

Dianne

Heather said...

My favorite doll was a My Friend Mandy doll. She came with little patterns to make clothes for her. I loved doing that with my mom!

StudioCherie said...

I have many fond memories of playing hide and seek both around the house and in the yard with my parents and siblings. "All ye! All Y'all come free!"

All With LOVE said...

My little ponies!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Chandra said...

I loved playing "spy" with my older brother. We would sneak around the house as our mom was cleaning. We were sure she had no idea we were there! ;) Funny to look back at it now...

Angela said...

I was just at my parents house last night with my 1-year-old talking about some blocks I had as a child, and my mom pulled them out of the closet! I had no idea she still had them. They don't even live in the same house I grew up in, so they've somehow made the cut during multiple moves. I got to play with them with my daughter. So great!

Brittany said...

We were never allowed to have a video game system in our house, so in the winter when all of the bushes were covered in snow, my brothers and I would play "Super Mario" on them. When we fell through was when we got to the dungeon level. Yes we got into trouble for that too. Thanks for the great give away. I have always loved this line.

Beth said...

I was all about my baby dolls, and my favorite of these was Teddy, a Madame Alexander baby who arrived under our Christmas tree when I was five or six.

Julie Antinucci said...

Since I was a little girl, my favorite animal has been elephants. I love this fabric! It's so ME! Colorful...with elephants. Life couldn't get much better if I won!

My favorite "toy" growing up was crayons. I was a "drawer." When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered, "an artist." That made my parents a little nervous! I came from an athletic family, and I was that girl on the sidelines of the basketball game coloring on the bleachers!

Absolutely Small said...

Ooh, fun!
It's hard to pick just one favorite...probably it would have been Legos, or markers and paper. Anything that let me create my own little world. ^_^

Margaret said...

I loved crayons and coloring for indoors and skipping double dutch for outdoors and my inner tomboy loved playing street hockey!

Leigh said...

I loved My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake... Funnily enough, they're my daughters' favorites now!

deserae said...

I loved Candyland! :)

diana said...

I didn't really have a favorite toy as a kid, so no funny story here. And it seems my son doesn't have either. I do however have a favorite print as an adult. Guess with pick fabric with elephants that is :)))))

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

my fav toys were my breyer horses- they went EVERYWHERE with me- when I went to grandmas, I took a stable full! i still have them and am passing them onto my daughter!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

My favourite toy was a red tricycle, oh I loved it!

Anne D said...

I was a Barbie girl. I would spend hours playing with my barbie dolls and was sad when I decided I was too old to play with them anymore. It is funny that I loved them so much as I was not a girly girl.

Sally said...

PLaying in the park our house backed onto with all the neighbourhood kids - lots of good outdoor fun!

suze said...

I remember playing lots of board games as a child - I used to love Mousetrap and Kerplunk(this is in the UK, so they might have been called something different over there). My kids are just getting to the age where they can enjoy them too, so I'm loving the thought of playing with them - in fact, maybe Father Christmas could add an extra parcel or two in his sleigh? :o) Happy Christmas Laurie, looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in 2011.

Heartsdesire said...

Your fabric is so cute. I would love to win some.
My fIavourite game was Clue. My friend and I would play for days on end. I've bought one for each of my grandchildren in the hopes that they will get as much enjoyment from it as I did. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

carrie said...

We loved playing statue as kids. We swung each other around in the backyard and however we landed we had to remain still.

-carriechilton@gmail.com

sarah said...

Ironically enough, my favorite toy was a little cardboard box with about 24 drawers in it, each containing a different tiny plastic animal. It was my own portable zoo! And what's better than tiny animals? Well, fabric animals, maybe... :)

Johanna said...

I had two little dolls and each evening I would make up stories about them. Like one being Rapunzel and the other one the witch :)
I guess I really liked fairy tales...

meri_drake said...

Barbies, troll dolls and blocks...I designed my own houses for them! And coloring books and a 64 pack of Crayolas...heaven!!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
meri_drake@yahoo.com

Stephanie C. said...

I was all about the Barbies and the Easy Bake Oven as a kid. Total girly girl stuff!

Denny1600 said...

My favorite toy was a table and chairs set, but I usually covered them up with my other toys and stuff. I also had an Easy Bake Oven which was a big hit. I was surprised that my mother didn't get overprotective about me and that oven. Perhaps because she didn't like to bake and the stuff that I made actually came out edible and good! Barbies, too. Oh, and the 64 pack of Crayolas--wow--hours of pleasure from those.

Thanks for the memories and the giveaway.

denny1600 at gmail dot com

James-Linda said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS LAURIE!
MY FAVORITE THING WAS ALWAYS TO COLOR WITH CRAYONS OR PAINT WITH WATERCOLORS! STILL LOVE WATERCOLOR! THANKS FOR SHARING!
LOVE URBAN CIRCUS.

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Val Miller said...

How fun!! I used to play with my barbie for hours and hours ...

Anonymous said...

I drove my mother crazy demanding that we play Hungry Hungry Hippos . . . I LOVED that game! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

maget
littlefurymaget(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

Hollie said...

I lived in a neighborhood where all the kids could run and play in the street and our favorite game was kick the can. In the summertime we would play for hours.

Tracy Lynn said...

As a child, my mom, sister and I would play Chinese Checkers for hours. It was just as exciting to get the longest move in the game as it was to win. Fun memories!

TTracyLLynn at yahoo dot com

mascanlon said...

Capture the Flag...the whole neighborhood of kids in one grand game!

peaknits said...

my favorite - Avalanche - a weird game with loads of marbles. It was a staple at grandma's - now that I have inherited and grandma isn't my opponent, it is totally not fun...but the memories are sweet!

Nina said...

My little brother and I liked to put on plays with our friends and have my mom film them. Our best was The Wizard of Oz! :)
Love all so the prints so much!!!

Mel Nunn said...

Aww I love the urban circus range :) My favourite toy was my cabbage patch doll. I loved to dress her and pretend she was my baby. I used to pretend to wash her clothes and hang them out to dry on a skipping rope I strung between the bedhead.

I still have her and her name is Sally.

Beverly said...

I just adore these fabrics! I think I had the most fun as a kid when my friends and I would play school (we even had gradebooks for our pretent students) or Charlies Angels or anything make believe.

Nancy Sue said...

I loved...I mean loved my Close and Play record player. Remember those? Red? and you placed a little 45 record in there and closed the lid for it to play. There lies in the problem. I was so frustrated that I couldn't see it when it played, I ended up taking it all apart. I wanted to figure out how it worked. I couldn't get it back together and my parents ended up buying me a second one, with strict orders not to try to take it apart. I loved that thing!
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Sherrie said...

My brothers and I would build elaborate houses for my Barbies. They had multiple levels with the uppermost always being a card table, wooden plank staircases, wood block furniture, blanket curtains. We spent about one hour building and about 10 minutes playing Barbies but we always had so much fun!

momto2wasd said...

I remember playing with paper dolls. We'd make little rooms and furniture and clothes for them. I really enjoyed it!

Sally said...

One game that I vividly remember is a game my grandmother had. It was called Monkeying Around. I think I remember it so vividly because when I was 3 I had my tonsils taken out and grandma let me bring the game home with me while I was recovering!

Joanna said...

What came to my mind was Pick up Sticks and Barrel of Monkeys! I had hours of fun playing with them!

Heather said...

I loved my Breyer horses, they are realistic plastic horses, my sister and I would play with them every day. I have saved them, and now my daughter plays with them every day. Best toys ever! :) I love this fabric, it is soooo cute.

Mama Spark said...

I love this!! Please enter me in the drawing!!

J-me said...

my favoirte game was playing clue! or pretty pretty princess, loved those games!! and still do!!

Julie said...

Clue. Always - hands down. Clue.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

My mom believed in gender neutral or switching toys, so I never had a single doll or barbie growing up. My brother got one, though. My favorite toy was an Electronic Detective.

http://www.samstoybox.com/toys/ElectronicDetective.html

Lisa said...

I love this fabric! I have a little bit of it and would love some more!! As a kid I really loved playing with legos. I would build with them for hours. I also recall they were my mom's least favorite toy as she would sometimes step on them.

Brooke Boland said...

If I ever said to mum "I'm bored" she would give me cleaning jobs. I must say it worked a treat, so I used to entertain myself by writing children's stories - mostly a rip off of May Gibbs but still lots of fun!

Mrs Chronic-Shock said...

I love the fabric!

My childhood favorite was my LiteBrite! I think I'm going to get one for my kiddo.

sally said...

I liked a lot of different toys. I was born into a large family but between the only boys. I loved playing with My Little Pony and my Barbies. But I also loved playing G.I. Joes.

pioneervalleygirl said...

hmm, there were a number of beloved stuffed animals/dolls, but the toy that immediately came to mind -- and made me smile -- was my LightBright.

MadeByMeaghan said...

I loved my barbies, and my stuffed dog named Winslow. :)

aalbisu said...

I loved monopoly. Thanks for the giveaway. Your fabric is wonderful.

Missie said...

Hungry, Hungry, Hippos
I loved how loud it was and how it drove my parents crazy. Funny, but the marbles in my kids' game have mysteriously come up missing recently....

mcregan said...

I remember loving Christmas despite the fact that I had 5 younger brothers who created chaos constantly! I loved playing house with my dolls and after 24 years of teaching, I am still taking care of children! I would love to have your fabrics to make a quilt for my friend/fellow art teacher in the next room who is due with a baby girl or boy next week. Happy Holidays and thanks for the giveaway!

MotherMotherOcean said...

My friend Mitch recently got married. For a gift, I sent a converted Super 8 tape of all of us playing fairies on the playground in Kindergarten. At the top of his lungs, he screamed "I want to be the pink fairy." I thought he would get a kick out of that old memory. Apparently, fairies were big when we were kids.

Susanne said...

Me and my brother played Super Mario on NEW all the time :) Thats why I made a Super Mario Doll quilt.
Susanne