Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Giveaway Day - Quilting Kit

Happy Giveaway Day!

For Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day, I put together this little Quilting Kit:


It includes:

*Scraps from about 50 different fabrics

*2 spools of 100% cotton hand quilting thread

*A measuring tape

*10 quilting needles (Size 10 betweens) in a wooden holder

*An off-hand thimble

*A 12 inch by 14 inch project bag I made with a thrifted sheet, using Betz White's Tutorial


Here's a better view of some of the fabrics. These were culled from my frightfully large scrap box. The scraps range in size from 4 inches by 4 inches up to 10 inches by 26 inches. Most are 100% cotton and most have not been pre-washed.



So how can you win this cute bag of goodies? By leaving a comment answering the following question:

"What was your favorite Halloween costume?"
(It can be a costume you wore or one you made for someone else)
Edited to add: I apologize to international folks for forgetting Halloween is not a world-wide holiday. Just leave a comment about any costume you've enjoyed!)

And what does this have to do with quilting? Sorting my scraps reminded me of a costume my very crafty mom made for me: The Patchwork Girl of Oz. Much to my dismay, none of my classmates knew of this obscure character and assumed I was Raggedy Ann. My mom, being the cool mom that she is, probably foresaw this possibility but still indulged me and put in a lot of effort to make me a costume no one would recognize. Thanks, Mommy!

On June 1, I will select a winner at random from all the comments telling me about a costume left between May 27 and May31. I will also pay for shipping charges (either domestic or international).

Thanks very much to Sew, Mama, Sew for organizing this and be sure to go check out all the other participants here and here!

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BKelly said...

My favorite halloween costume was one my dad made for my brother and I when we were young. He made each of us a hot air balloon. He took a big basket and added a balsa wood frame. Teh frame was then covered in sheer pink fabric for me, black garbage bags (with skull and crossbones) for bro. I was then the princess being chased by the pirate in our hot air balloons. We even won a prize.

Linda T said...

What a wonderful stash of fabric scraps! I'd love to be able to play with them!

My favourite costume was when I dressed up with 2 friends as the 3 Blind Mice. The best part was that she made the costumes too!

Count me in - enjoy your giveaway!

Sara said...

This is an easy one. My mom made me the best dog costume when I was, um, 9 or 10. It was a full suit, hood, shoe covers, etc. I loved it!
Thanks for hosting such a terrific giveaway!

Bowlby said...

Ohhh, drooling over this fabric!

My favorite costume: Last year, I made my son a Bamm-Bamm costume. It was just a little shift made from animal-print fabric with bone buttons on it. And he carried a club. Cute and appropriate!

Rhonda said...

My favorite Halloween costume was one that I made for my then 1 year old daughter-she was a daisy and a mighty cute one at that!
I love your giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to join in.

Treasuresofjoy said...

Me and my daughter dressed up as cats! That was fun!!

emtdlb said...

For my sons 1st birthday, I made him a cow costume for his party. It was so cute and he used it a few times, so did his sister. Love the fabrics and the fact you did most of the hard work. Thanks for the chance!!

supermedic said...

when i was little my mom dressed me up as a ladybug and that was my favorite costume but my sister got to be rip van winkle and i was soo jealous--her costume was sooo cool. mine was pretty but hers was cool.

Violaine said...

I remember a great PeterPan costume.. so cute I felt like I could fly !

Thanks for your wonderful giveaway!

damocamelia(at)yahoo.com

Creative Dilettante said...

When I was a child Halloween wasn't popular or even known in Germany, but we had Karneval or Fasching, where we wore costumes. My favorite was a cowgirl costume my mother made out of old jeans from my brothers. A neighbor loaned us a cowboy hat and a plastic revolver. I felt great in the costume and thought it was so unique. But when I went to the party every child was dressed up either as a cowboy or as a red indian (it was the 70s and everyone was watching reruns of Bonanza). I remember feeling so frustrated... Still, whenever I see the photos I have to admit that it WAS a great costume and I looked so cute.

Jennifer said...

My favorite Halloween costume was a ballerina one when I was a kid. I loved dressing up! If only I wasn't too old for it now. :) Thanks!

Laurel said...

In 8th grade, my bff and I went out for Halloween. I wore my grandpa's old suit and had cork-ash on my face as a bum. My bff, though, was a "girl with a sheet over her head." Everyone thought she was a ghost, but nope. She was a "girl with a sheet over her head." It still makes me laugh.

Andria said...

When I was about 11 my brother and I dressed as dead bride and groom. Kind of like on BeetleJuice. I wore a wedding dress and everything. Thanks for the chance.

Brenda said...

I've been making costumes since my kids were small. But sewing them for my grandchildren has to be creative. My favorite is the black widow spider I made this past Halloween for my grandaugher. I have it on my blog.

Raheli said...

My favorite Halloween costume was from 5th grade. I dressed up as an oil painting! I wore an old fashioned dress that my mom had, did my hair in a bun, and wore an elaborate museum-style frame around my shoulders.

Jessica said...

My favorite costume was a regency "pride and prejudice" dress. I lOVE anything Jane Austen!

Karissa said...

When I was in third grade I went as a garbage can! My mom helped me make the "can" out of cardboard we covered with aluminum foil, and I wore an actual aluminum lid as a hat! I had banana peels hanging out and everything. Sweet giveaway!

RachelJ said...

My favorite costume was a skeleton that my mom made for me. I was embarrased to wear it when I was little, but looking back I realize how much time my mom put into making it and what a great job she did.
mom0ja at yahoo dot com

Stefanie Jane said...

My favorite costume was in high school my friend and I dressed as "Paradise Lost" -- we more boxes that looked like dice and had maps and question marks everywhere, looking generally clueless :D

Heather said...

Sorry - boring, but I'd have to say my most memorable costume was the princess costume my mum made for me when I was 10. ~H

The Shumate Family said...

I think one of my fav costumes had to be when I dressed as a bunch of grapes in middle school. It caused a lot of commotion as my cluster was composed of purple balloons... which a lot of kids (especially the boys) chased me at recess to try and pop me... it was fun!

kelliemorgan said...

My favorite Halloween costume was a ladybug made by my mother. I was soooo excited about it and was hoping to win a prize. I was distraught as everyone won a prize, but me. I was so sad. Great memories of Halloween as my mom always made my costumes. What a beautiful collection of fabric. Thanks!

Cathy M said...

My favorite was a costume I made for my kids. They had on a clear garbage bag filled with balloons. I wrote on the bag "jelly beans". The only problem was when they were walking along the balloons were coming out the leg holes. my daughter was beside herself with embarrassment.

Abra said...

My homemade tinkerbell costume. Green leotard, tights, and wings made form hangers. My brother was captain hook.

Ylime said...

My mom made me (with her own two hands!) an I Dream Of Jeanie costume when I was like 6 or 7. I loved it and wore my pink jellies with it. I was super cold though with all that sheer fabric and my tummy exposed. :)

Robyn said...

When I was a kid my mom had a lady at work make me a bird costume, (my mom doesn't sew). It was mainly blue, covered in felt feathers in yellow and orange, with little foot covers and a hat with a beak on it... I still have it... probably needs a bit of work, but it is a great costume!! I think it was all felt...

ChrisC said...

Oh, wow, what a great giveaway. My favorite halloween costume was in college when I was a glitter fairy. I had a great glittery 70s dress I found at a thrift store, wings, a wand and lots and lots of glitter to dump on people. Okay, so the costume wasn't so great -- that's just the most fun I remember having on halloween :-)

Michaela said...

I once won the contest of costumes. I was a forest fairy. My sister helped me with it. It was costume parade in the summer camp. WE made skirt out of the willow branches and line of waist elastic.
Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Liz said...

My favorite Halloween was when my three year old daughter was a pink ballerina and my husband wore the black tights and was a ballerina with her. It was too funny!

HeidiMonkey said...

My favorite halloween costume is really not a costume at all. It's a traditional german dirndl and top. I wear it with a wig or without and get a lot of use out of it!

Anya said...

My favorite was when I was a bag of jelly beans -- lots of balloons! Thanks for the chance.

mshaw said...

Last year I dressed my little girl up as a devil. She had sequined horns that cliped into her pig tails and a huge red and black tutu with red glitter shoes! So cute! mshaw(at)barneytrucking(dot)com

Chatty said...

this past halloween I dressed my three kids (at the time, 3 yrs, just shy of 2 yrs and 6 weeks) up as a flock of seagulls- complete with little white pilot's caps, white turtlenecks, white pants and grey on white on darker grey wings I PAINSTAKINGLY made out of wool felt.

I got kudos all around....for my flock of pigeons.

;)

bashtree said...

My favorite halloween costume is the one I'm making for my husband this year. He LOVES costumes and dressing up and getting props... this year, he has commissioned a jedi wrap-shirt like Obi Wan wore. It's gonna be fun!

Sarah said...

My favourite halloween costume was when my mother made me a zorro outfit. Probably not the best visibility wise, but I loved it :)

Mommyof2girlz said...

We were a Pirate family one year..hubby, myself and my then only child C were all dressed to the T in pirate gear. I was great!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
stephd@sewfierce.com

Casey said...

my favorite costume, never used but I wish I had, was a caterpillar costume for a baby. I wish I had used it for my son, it's adorable

Katie said...

This past year was my favorite costume that I have made. My fiance has a Link costume (from Legend of Zelda) that he made a couple years ago and was going to wear it again this year, so I decided that I would make a Zelda costume to go along with his. It was awesome. I took that whole day before halloween to make it out of old white bed sheets for the skirt and felt for the front design thing. Then I had a purple shirt that I never wore and altered that for my shirt. It was really incredible. And made a tiara out of foam paper, hot glue and gold paint.

Katie said...

Wow!!! Amazing giveaway! My favourite halloween costume was when my friend's child wanted to be a Mummy. They learned that cute definitely wins over creepy when it comes to 2 year olds!

Terry Lind said...

My favorite halloween costume was the Queen of Hearts... I knew it then and I know it now. Rock on with my bad self!

KQuiltyBee said...

My mom made my favorite costume, too. She sewed rows and rows of swishy fringe to a straight shift of hers--all white-- and let me wear high heels and even false eyelashes to be a 20s "flapper." Unfortunately, Halloween was freezing, so to go trick or treating I had to cover it all up with a bright yellow parka! But it was still cool! I like lots of things on your blog, by the way.

teresa p said...

My favorite Halloween costume was my three friends who went as milk, cereal, and a spoon. What a generous giveaway. I would enter just for the needles in the wooden holder :)

teresaannpfister AT hotmail DOT com

The Mangerchine's said...

the only halloween costume that i remember (probably because it was the most creative) was a tree. i wore brown courdouroy pants, my mom took mesh and made a garmet to go over me, then we cut colored leaves out of paper and stapled them to the mesh.

Lavinia said...

Hi, that quilting kit is awesome!!! I need it lol! We do not celebrate Halloween here, but sometimes we organize costume-parties, my favourite costume was a Raggedy Ann one, I made it myself, including a yarn wig, I still have it ^__^

Silva said...

My favorite is the Little Red Riding Hood costume that I made for my daughter's 2nd Halloween. She looked adorable!
josilva3(at)yahoo(dot)com

debbiekl said...

Man - look at all that fabric. Sweet! I made my 1yo son a scarecrow costume last Halloween - it was my first try with clothes and he looked so cute! Thanks.

Kaye Prince said...

Oh my, this is so generous! My favourite costume was the time I dressed up as Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) a couple of year ago. My favourite costume I've ever seen anyone in was when three of my male friends dressed up as female beauty pageant contestants complete with tiaras and sashes (which I made). It was just too funny!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

SummersDesigns said...

Our costumes were not really cute or original, but my friend had her baby in a little ladybug one year and it was so adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Rose said...

My favourite Halloween costume was when I dressed up as cheerleader when I was 10. I had borrowed my aunts baton that she used when she was a cheerleader for a football team in Canada. I went around imaging the baton was on fire like she use to do (I think I hit a few people accidentally in the head twirling it around :p) Made up my face and died my hair the teams colours (my hair was yellow for days lol)

ircabbit said...

oh boy oh boy so many scraps! I really liked the year that my older sister was Pippi Longstocking. She has red hair, so that part was easy, and then my mom fashioned something from a hanger to make braids that stuck out straight from her head. Very cool.

Niki said...

My mom made me an incredibly elaborate Rainbow Bright costume when I was little-- it was amazing! Now that I sew it is even more amazing to me!!!

Martha said...

My favorite costume was Raggedy Ann. I thought it was the cutest thing, and best of all it was made by my mom.

Laurel said...

What a wonderful bag of goodies! My favorite costume was not one for Halloween, but for a play I was in in high school. I was a French maid, and got to look cute in a school play for once!

Bonnita said...

I was Gypsy one year, my Mom put it together for me.

Pink Sky said...

My favorite one was my mom made one for me and a matching one for my teddy bear. It was nice to have a little sidekick! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

Shean said...

My favorite costume was the one my husband made for my son. My son went as a computer, hubby gutted out a monitor placing glow lights on the sides, took a large box and created a cpu front with lights. We dressed him in black and placed a keyboard on one arm and mouse of the other I have that picture somewhere myself and hubby went as zombies.

VanillaBean said...

What a cool giveaway! Thanks for sharing!
My favorite costume was an old school store bought one of The female Hulk. It was plastic that you wore over your clothes and had a plastic mask. It was a weird choice for me because I was afraid of the hulk so I don't know why my mom chose it for me but I always remember it!

Allison said...

My mom made me an E.T. costume when I was 7. It had a red tip on its index finger and an appliqued heart on the chest. I loved it!!

Tiffany said...

My favorite costume is my first son's first halloween costume. It was actually a boutique scarecrow and we painted his little nose a brown triangle. So cute! tiffeg at gmail.com

Fish in Training said...

Fav costume - the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz - box covered with silver duct tape and a matching silver funnel for a hat!

Heather said...

I always sew my kids' Halloween costume and I'd have to say my favourite is the Rapunzel ball gown I sewed for my 7-year old, it was really fun to do.

Cassie said...

My favorite costume was not one I wore, but one my sister wore. She wore a big clear plastic lawn bag and inside it were a bunch of balloons blown up. She was a jelly bean bag! :) It was a cute idea and one I will definitely use for my future kids. Only set back was it's hard to sit down with balloons surrounding you. :)
Awesome giveaway!
Thanks for doing the giveaway!
Cassie Driver
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

Louisa said...

Favorite for me is Tinkerbell and I've enjoyed making a few cause this is the only time I sew for wearing.

Mandi said...

I can remember my mom making me a giant Hershey bar costume. That was awesome!

This past year was my little girl's first Halloween. She was a year old. I made her a rather adorable purple and pink sparkly tutu. Then, I bought a crown and light-up wand. She was going to be a fairy princess. She liked the wand immediately and played with it until it broke. Ok. I guess she was just going to be a princess. Then, right before we were going to leave the house I got the crown out and tried to assemble it. It broke. Dangit! Now, what was she going to be? A tutu girl? I fished out some ballerina pajamas and put them on her. Then, I tried to put on the tutu. She wouldn't have ANY of that. She pitched such a huge fit that we abandoned Halloween festivities and just went out to eat. She was still wearing her ballerina pajamas....

Maybe next year...!

-Mandi
http://lalepop.wordpress.com

B said...

My favorite when I was a child was being an alien. My dad improvised as my mom decided to leave us the night before. It was out of garbage bags and random stuff, but sake alive we looks AWESOME! I still have good memories of going out that night.

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway! When I dressed as a princess.

I am 8. Check out my giveaway too. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

My mom also has a giveway at www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Greentechmama said...

Snow White =) wore it to work!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh wow - please let me be the winner! My favourite costume was a girls clown costume I made for my daughter. Except it was cute and pretty no one knew what she was meant to be!

knit to unwind said...

Lovely fabrics!! My favorite costume was a bumble bee costume which my sis-in-law sewn for my niece, the little girl look so adorable in the black and yellow striped tunic and black chiffon wings and stinger.

Lola Jo said...

Wow! Great giveaway!

This is an easy question. My brother was Voltron when we were in elementary school. My mom made the entire thing from scratch. It was the most awesome costume ever. We still talk about it.

Sandra Schwab said...

Dear Maia, I'm new to your blog; a friend of mine told me about the big Giveaway Day because I rediscovered my love for crafting this week. What a great way to find new blogs!

When I was little I loved dressing up as a cowgirl for carnival. I even had a red cowboyhat! :)

Best wishes from Germany,
Sandy

Tam said...

I'm from NZ and we don't really do halloween over there. But my fave costume at the moment would have to be Pirates (my son's current favourite)

Lisa said...

My fave costume was when I was a kid and my dad made me a spiderman mask out of papier mache - how fun!

JBear said...

My favorite costume was when I dressed like a ninja last year. I'm in college and I still go trick or treating. Awesome. :)

em said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful giveaway! My favorite costume was the little Indian princess outfit I made for my daughter when she was two. I braided her hair and she won a costume contest!

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Toni said...

My favorite costume growing up was the year all my friends went out as hippies. I had some of the grooviest bell bottoms ever! And we went to the rich neighborhood so we got loads of treats as well!

Christy said...

my fave halloween costume was frankenstein's bride! thanks for your awesome giveaway offering! Join my giveaway too!

Donna said...

I loved being a gypsy as a kid. It was so fun to get the long swirly skirt and frilly peasant blouse!

junglewife said...

My favorite costume was when my brother dressed up as an astronaut when we were in elementary school. I don't know how it all got put together but our big plastic salad/punch bowl was part of his helmet, and some shiny dryer vent tubing was in there somewhere. It was quite the costume!

The Sharp Needle said...

I love the fabrics for the quilt kit! My favorite costume would have to be the one my Yorkie puppy, Ruthie Jo, wore a couple of years ago...she was Strawberry Shortcake, complete with green and white striped stockings and curly red wig. So cute!

Jess said...

My fav is when I was little, 3-4, I was a bunny. I have a picture of me with tights for my ears and a painted on nose!

Alexis said...

My favourite costume was one I helped my mum make. She went to party as Marge Simpson, we made strapless dress from some green jersey rib, painted some big wooden beads red and made huge blue Marge hair by putting the contents of a pillow onto a pair of tights and painting it blue - looked fab! Great giveawy - thanks

Jenny said...

My favorite Halloween costume was made by my Dad when I was young. He made these giant butterfly wings for me to wear, they were so lovely! I think I wore the same costume three years in a row because I thought I looked so good in it.

This is a great give-away, thanks!

Jeanie said...

My dd dress up as a fairy princess :)

jglitter said...

My favorite Halloween costume was "Harriet the Spy". I made it myself at age 10 because I loved the book. I wore a trench, had binoculars and a note pad. Very official : )

Bethany said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I love the fabrics and the quilting kit. My favorite costume is a nurse's uniform that my mother made for me when I was in the 1st grade. It is one of the only things I remember my mother making for me. I always wanted to be a nurse as my grandfather was sick and I wanted to attend to him and help him feel better, so for my birthday (which happens to be halloween!), my mother made me a nurse's uniform. It was one of the old fashioned kinds that was a one dress with the white hat and red strip. Fond memories! Thank you!

Gene Black said...

My favorite was a totally absurd "clown" outfit. It was the 80's I had a light purple afro, a medium purple shirt with black polished cotton pants that resembled parachute pants and my face was painted GOLD.

I am a fabric a holic!

A Joyful Chaos said...

As strange as this sounds, I have never worn a costume in my life.
Your give away is sweet. I would love to win!

White Way to Light said...

My favorite Halloween costume would have to be my daughter's costume a few years ago. She was Annie - red curly wig and all! Soooo cute! :)

sb said...

My favorite costume was a big Tweety Bird costume. It was homemade and a hand-me-down, but I felt special wearing a "big person" costume that my brothers had worn, and it's the first Halloween I actually remember.

Leslie said...

i think one of my favorite halloween costumes was when my mom made me a gypsy costume when i was about 3 or 4. complete with canning rings sewn to a handkerchief for earrings....and your giveaway is wonderful!

Tasha said...

my favourite costume is the one I helped my daughter make as a the vampire bride. Nice sparl=kly spider web fabric and lots of black! it looked cool but gross at the same time! lol

BarbaraG said...

Once I was a salt shaker... For work, no less. So whenever I was asked to do something "special" all I had to do was remind them I'd been a salt shaker and they backed off, often with apologies

QuiltyGoodness said...

My favorite costume was when my mom made me into a watermelon. Man was I cute! ;)

Melody said...

My favorite halloween costume was when I was about 7 years old. I was Pippi Longstockings. My mom made my braided pigtails curl upwards, and I thought that was the most fun thing ever and wanted them like that every day :)

Sarita said...

What an amazing prize! Please add me to your drawing as I would be in heaven if I won your giveaway!
My favorite costume ever was that of a Nun! Yes, I wore it years ago and people were at first taken aback- lots of fun :)
Thank you for your generosity!
Greetings from Mexico ~
www.locuasia.wordpress.com

MLE said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite costume that I wore was made by my mom. It was a mouse costume(I was little enough that I don't remember, but I've seen pictures). The funny part is that my mom tells me I chased my own tail!!

Michelle said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway and great question, too. My favorite was the year I dressed my son as the Cowardly Lion and my daughter as Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz. Thanks for the chance to win!

desiree said...

I was a pope once... which is funny to me because I am not Catholic and I am a girl. ha.

Curry said...

Wow! Thanks for the generous giveaway. I moved to the US from India for grad school, and my first Halloween I dressed up as Apu from the Simpsons! It was fun!

Cheryl -- Ladybug Sewing Studio said...

When I was four years old, my Mommy sewing me the most awesome witch costume for our small town Halloween parade. She made a matching dress for my doll and decorated the doll carriage to match in black and orange. I won third prize in that parade!! And the few photos I have from that night are priceless. Thanks, Mom, for sewing so much stuff for me, my baby dolls, and even my Barbie/Ken dolls!! You have always been an amazing seamstress... thanks for teaching me to sew!

Rose said...

I actually dressed up for the first time for halloween here in Australia last year as a bunny...cute pink and white tutu, ears and feathers :)
Thanks for the chance to enter...Ive been wanting to try and make my own quilt for a while now, so this may just be my chance :)

jessamyn said...

My mom made me a Miss Piggy mask that looked exactly like her, like the puppet. I don't know how she did it but I still have it(25 years later), that's how amazing it is.

.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

My mom made most of my halloween costumes and they were all wonderful. I think my favourite was the mouse - I was 2 when I wore that one. She also made a great angel costume, a cheerleader, and a mime costume. So much fun!

Here are some good ideas I have seen lately for halloween costumes: ipod guy (dress all in black - and have white ipod), identity crisis - put "Hello My Name is XX" with different names all over. I had another goodie - but I can't remember :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

carmel said...

im from israel so we have "purim"
i think that i descoverd with my self that i like al the tutu skirts and other pompom products to make. it always looks great when its done!
thank you!

lil said...

my favourite costume was a mermaid
I made it some years ago for carnival and it had a lot of success

Knittin' Diva said...

Funny you should mention the Raggedy Ann reference. I've been collecting quilting scraps, of red, white and blue, with the intent of make and adult size Raggedy Ann costume for this Halloween!

Lovely fabrics and project bag. I always like item made from "upcycled" materials.

Shellie said...

WOW! What an fantastic giveaway!

My favorite Halloween costume was the Frodo one I made for my son when he was four. Sewed fake hair onto big fake feet and everything. I'm a big LOTR geek! hehe Funny too, I recently just blogged about it (go and check it out!).

And thanks for the chance to win!

Megan said...

My mother made me a wonderful costume - a three-dimensional bunch of grapes like the fruit of the loom character. I wore it for years and I wish I still had it now!

Thanks for the opportunity! Megan

http://www.apiarydesigns.etsy.com

Little Green Doll said...

Hi! I'm Silvia from Barcelona, Spain. Here we don't celebrate Halloween! But I could tell you that one of my favourite costumes when I was a child was a Gipsy Princess costume ;) Thanks for this great giveaway!

Kay said...

Wow, that's a great giveaway! =)
I have never really been someone who likes wearing costumes too much but I remember wearing a butterfly costume I really liked when being quite little. All I can remember is that it was blue and that my mum made the wings out of a beautiful silk scarf =)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Cowgirl when I was six years old and is now the reason I farm. Great prizes!

Katherine said...

I was a fairy princess when I was 7 and I wore a dress that my grandmother sewed for me. I still have it, it's just beautiful. I loved every minute of that night!

Kelly O. said...

My mom made me the most FANTASTIC bunny costume (not the playboy kind)! It was incredible! So incredible I think I kept it..not to self--dig out that custume :)

Holly said...

I was a rabbit one year and my mom made me a carrot that was as tall as I was!

Stacy said...

My favorite costume has to be the one that my daughter insists on wearing for the past 3 halloweens- a fairy princess. It is my favorite because she is in it and looks so cute! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Heather said...

My favorite costume was when I dressed up as a hippie. Thank you for the chance!

heathervanhoof[at]yahoo[dot]com

ni said...

My fav costume was my ds's bunny costume which I half made. He had a full body suit in white to which I sew ears and a tail SUPER cute.The quilting kit is perfect.
thanks

Susan W said...

What an incredibly generous giveaway - thank you for the opportunity!

My favorite halloween costume was a jack in the box. My parents covered a cardboard box in fabric, hole in the bottom to step through. Funny hat with jingles and a little makeup. It was so creative and looked really cute!

Thanks so much
suserat at yahoo dot com

Imaginaryfreak said...

mmmh here in germany the halloween thing is swapping around ^.^ a lots of little ghost an fairys but my favorite costume maybe the flying dutchman ^.^ or a spongebob costume for my 2 year old boy named joshua.

he would love those spongethings *hehe

my email
biene_87@gmx.de

Melissa said...

My fav Halloween costume is tough! My mom made me a red crayon outfit when I was about 3. My brother was blue and my cousin was yellow. We even had a crayon boz our moms made us out of cardboard. It was SOO cute and handmade! I was also a gypsy once and that was super cute because I was 4. Lots of arm bangles, sequins, and a gold head scarf! Bling, baby!

Dolores said...

I made myself a pioneer woman's outfit complete with bonnet. I wore it to my children's classrooms to demonstrate and talk about quilting.

Ali said...

My favorite costume was when I was little, my mom made costumes for all of us and we went as the Tooth family. One of us was a toothbrush, one was toothpaste, one was floss, and my mom was the tooth. She is an art teacher, so homemade costumes were the way it was done :)

mcgillenator said...

I think this may be my favorite giveaway so far. Awesome! My favorite halloween costume was two halloweens ago when my boyfriend and I decided to be goofy. I went as a dead hunter and he dressed up as a deer with a gun. It was pretty funny, mostly because my boyfriend is so huge and fuzzy. Maybe kinda morbid.... but funny, I assure you :)

Esther said...

I think my favourite costume is one I made as a kid. I made a puffin outfit out of my mums academic gown! I've made costume as a living since then but I still remember it fondly.

javede said...

We don't have halloween over here, but for fasching I dressed up as a space girl once all in blue and glitter and silver.
You can contact me via a comment on my blog or the email provided there.

hcotten said...

my favorite childhood costume was a witch. I'm sure it was store bought because my mom was not at all crafty, but I loved it. My grandmother always wanted me to be an angel. : )

Julia Marie said...

I've been a long time fan of your etsy shop!
My favorite halloween costume was a dinosaur when I was little - I still have a soft spot for dinosaurs.

rockgranny said...

Ten years ago I made a ladybird costume for my granddaughter, and she won the second prize in some silly children competition.

dds07 said...

My favorite halloween costume was when I was in elementary school and was a washing machine. I wore a box painted white and had socks, etc. coming out the top:)

Misty.Creek said...

My favorite costume was either the year I turned my 20-month old into a scarecrow with a plaid red shirt, ragged hat and patched overall OR the year he was an adorable Dracula with white shirt, velvet vest and cape and black pants. I got fangs for him and spiked his hair. Great memories!

lao80 said...

My favorite costume was a cat. I think I was a cat about 4 times as a kid.

Ilona said...

This is such a cool give-away you've got!
I'm Dutch, and halloween isn't in too much here yet. But when my oldest was little (about three), he wanted to be ghost, so I took an old sheet, cut some holes in it and threaded it here and there so it would stay in place, and he loved it!
So who am I it's not really fancy?

faith said...

My favorite costume that I ever dressed up in was Pippi Longstocking. It was so much fun. I had wire stuck through my braids so they stuck off the side of my head. It was great.

I love this giveaway. I have just started quilting with my soon-to-be mother-in-law and I love it!!

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Tina said...

One year I was a California Raisin. It didn't take any sewing though, just a trash bag and some large glasses. I still laugh when I see that picture.

Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

My favorite Halloween costume was as a child when I was Fozzie Bear. My mom made it and it was so cute. I think I was 2 or 3. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
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AllyJo said...

My favorite costume is when my husband go as "Nerds at the Prom". We can get away with it, because we really are nerds. LOL We go to the thrift store and I get the cheesiest bridemaids gown. I fix my hair in pig tails or braids. Do my make up over the top. I wear an old pair of coke bottle glasses which were my aunts. My husband gets polyester and an old cowboy shirt to wear, with a pocket protector. He has toilet paper coming out of his pants, and he wears a sign on his back which reads, "kick me".

It's hysterical and we always bring the party down. It's a good, cheap, fun costume.

Thank you for your wonderful giveaway. I truly hope I win. I'm a sucker for scraps and could use everything else your giving.

Kindest regards,
take care.

Richelle said...

The first real pattern I sewed was a dress to be Dorothy. It turned out pretty good!

chrissyand said...

Homemade by me: My 8 month old son went as a box Rice Krispies (he pretty much sat in a box).
My favorite was a purchased Wonder Woman, I loved the plastic mask that made my upper lip sweat (gross).
Thanks for your generosity--I really want to win!

Lise said...

Ooh...what a great collection of goodies! Thank you! My favorite costume was the tooth fairy--my mom found me a great green velvet dress in a thrift store and appliqued big white felt teeth all over it.

Candice said...

Awesome giveaway- thank you for this opportunity! My favorite Halloween costume was a bag of jelly beans (white trash back with holes cut for legs and arms, small inflated colored ballons, and a nice ribbon around the neck!).

Courtney said...

This would be so awesome to win, as I'm just trying to learn how to quilt! My favorite costume was one year when I was little (my mom always made my costumes) and I went as a green crayola crayon. The whole thing was made out of itchy green felt, but it was awesome!

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is the clown costumes my mother made my sister & I when we were children.

Thanks for the chance to win!
=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

The best costume I came up with was in college when I went to our Halloween party as Smurfette. It was a huge hit!

Gryhund said...

My favorite halloween costume was a SpongeBob SquarePants costume I made for DS out of a HUGE box and felt.

Shoeby said...

Awesome! I loved my angel costume in high school mom and I made it using an old graduation gown and tons of ribbon and glitter ... I won the costume contest!

Kristen said...

My favorite one had to be the year I dressed up as a box of crayons; it was a simple pattern that my mom sewed up, but it was so much fun to wear! (it was a printed fabric pattern that included the whole box, and it had a "crayon point" hat that topped it all off!) I also enjoyed being the Statue of Liberty, but must admit that my arm was tired shortly after starting to trick or treat. :) Thanks for the chance to enter your give-away!

Leaha said...

Halloween is one of my most absolute cherished childhood memories! Each year my mom found the time to make our costumes - my favorite: Little Red Riding Hood - she was Grandma - any my brother was the big bad wolf (although he thought he looked like a fuzzy cat)!! Thank you for the giveaway!

Tawny said...

In grade 7 my mom made me the most fabulous unicorn costume. She worked at a fabric store and got a ton of purple stain for cheap because it was flawed. She cut around the problems and made this elaborate costume, complete with sparkly purple tulle for the headdress. I won a bunch of contests. To this day, I wish I could sew as well as she can.

Rebecca said...

My favorite was a princess costume I made for my little girl that was 3 at the time. I made her a faux fur coat and muffler, and she had a pretty crown - she looked gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome prize!!

Aim said...

Probably my favorite costume was a friend dressed up as a human pinata for a friends fiesta themed wedding reception. He let the kids chase him around and hit him with styrofoam bats. Until the candy he had hidden in his shirt fell out. I was very funny to watch.

Thanks for the giveaway, if I am the lucky winner, you can contact me through my website www.radseams.com.

ktquilts said...

I wore my great aunt's vintage suit when I was playing in the pit orchestra for a high school production of "Sugar". That was one of my first memories of truly loving something old!!!

dillpickle said...

Halloween in Australia is not overly big, so when we had a halloween dress up day at school in Grade 2 (I was 7), I dressed up as a sheety ghost :) Sad but true!

Your scrap stash looks fabulous!

jwallis said...

I LOVE HALLOWEEN so i have two faves:
1. i was teenage mutant ninja turtles with my friends in college and made turtle shell backpacks for all of us to wear
2. i was pippi longstocking one year and put wire in my hair and it looked perfect

Mary King said...

My fave handmade costume was Cleopatra. No sewing involved, just a length of gold fabric and some pinking shears. It was fab for a an 8 yr old.

Wood Violet said...

I made my favourite Halloween costume as an adult and originally it was intended to be Red Riding Hood. I went all out on the Hood which was made out of beautiful red velvet. That hood has been used almost every year since to complete a wide variety of costumes. Thanks for your generous giveaway.
kareno369(@)hotmail(dot)com

Mel said...

My favorite costume was a witch my mother made. the hat had orange yarn braids sewn in and i pretended it was my real hair and would flip them around.

thanks for the opportunity, great giveaway!

Etrauring said...

My mom made me a costume when I was about 9 and I was one of those girls rocking the 50's poodle skirts. It was pink and soft and had the black poodle with the red sequin leash looping across the skirt. My little sister had an identical one so we were too cute with our blue scarves, white blouses, and pink twirly skirts. My friends all did the same thing but theirs came from the store while mine was handmade by my mom, so that made it even better.

Paul Thompson said...

Perennial princess here.
I think I'm going to win!
pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I made both my children jedi knight capes!! it was my first ever sewing project and ppl still ask where we bought them.. which makes me all fuzzy... because i made them yay!! We're having a give away too!!

xo Steph

Brooke in WI said...

Can you believe I'm 29 and have never dressed up in a costume? Thanks to SMS, I have learned about your blog and love it.

-Oh wait, I was in a school play once as a sheep. I guess that would be my 'favorite'. HA!

sewfunky said...

never done halloween, but I did love dressing up as little miss muffet when I was 7 - my mother made the costume and I looked so cute!

Please enter me in the draw, and don't forget to enter mine. :)

Terri said...

What a great Halloween story! My favorite was "Bunch of Grapes" - green sweatsuit + dozens of purple balloons + a green felt hat! :) It was fun to make and fun to wear - but I was ten at the time!

Wren said...

My favorite was Casper the Friendly Ghost. It was ca. 1960.

Aimee said...

My favorite costume was when I was in the 2nd grade my mom made me a Tender Heart Bear costume. I LOVED it!

VickiT said...

OH MY GOSH! I am totally drooling at all that gorgeous fabric.

I think my favorite Halloween costume was one we made for one of my boys. We took dryer vent hose we painted silver to cover his arms & legs. Then cut lots of styrofoam into shaped pieces to fit over his body to make him a robot. His head was also covered with styrofoam as well which all was painted silver too. Then we created a control panel and attached it to the front of his chest area and installed colored film over holes we cut into that and placed battery powered Christmas lights behind those so it would all light up and blink. It was just awesome and he won first prize at a local mall we took him too that night.

Joy said...

My grandmother made my brother and I matching clown outfits. She was a gifted seamstress, so they were quite spectacular. I have loved clowns ever since! Than

julie said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks!

My favorite costume was Witchiepoo in first grade. I think it was a character from HR Pufnstuf. My mom has the best pictures of me in that costume. It's the one everyone in my family seems to remember.

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Renee said...

I too had a costume no one recognized. I was determined one year to be "crystal barbie". Of course, there wasnt any pattern for such a thing. So, mom took my barbie to her machine and started deconstructing it (without actually taking apart the barbie dress - I would have been beside myself). She came up with a dress so perfect that I could have been sold in stores. But, no one knew who I was. I finally had to carry the barbie with me for people to figure it out.

JJ said...

My fav Halloween costume has to be the injured girl. I dressed with bandages, an arm sling, head wrapped up with gauze and makeup bruises!

Amanda said...

My favorite costume was my "Little Old Man" costume. I raided my grandfathers closet, complete with crooked walking stick and big old shoes.

greeblygreebly said...

My favourite costume that I have made was a dragon costume I made for my son's school's Michealmas play. I did it in a hurry and wasn't sure it would turn out but then it turned out even better than I hoped.

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

When I was a child we didn't celebrate Halloween here, but now we do and I was lucky to make my godsun a Hallowwen costume as The Zorro, he loved it and I loved to make it for him! He was so happy!
I'd love to win this wonderful quilting set!
Thank you for the great giveaway and the chance to win!

Super Fun Mama said...

this is a great giveaway. I'm new to sewing so would love it. My favorite costume was when my mom made me a cat costume and my dog a matching one!

Tan said...

Thats a very nice giveaway! Havent had any experience with halloween as its not celebrated over here. but always loved the cool pumpkin carvings that i watch on TV. Would still love to have a chance to win your very nice quilt kit.

Wendy said...

My favorite costume ever, was one I made for my daughter when she was 1 1/2 years old. It was a cow costume. She looked so cute, but I was also pleased because it was the first thing I sewed on my own. It said it was an easy pattern that would only take 2 hours, it took me over 8 hours to complete. Not perfect, but done with love.

Thanks,
Wendy

richshelpmate @ yahoo dot com

Nikki said...

Wonderful Giveaway
My fave halloween costume was a Dead Bride Doll I even drew on little stiches at all my joints wasn't to scary but it was fun
Made a Black veil and hand stiched on spray painted plastic flowers I loved the train for it .. but it did get stepped on alot when I was out glad it was all black Halloween is my fave time of year
Thanks Nikki

Allie said...

My favorite costume was when I cut apart a black umbrella, and sewed each side into a black long sleeved shirt, and became a bat. (I loved the little metal pieces, structure!) Oh, I would love to learn to quilt!

choquelicot said...

My favourite Halloween costume was one I ve made .
It was a pumpkin 's costume

Dan and Karen said...

My favorite Halloween costume was actually one that a friend made for my Mom-she was Minnie Mouse,right down to the red vinyl purse! Every year my mom dressed up for Halloween in a different costume each year. These are some of my favorite memories of my mom.

Tawnya said...

My favorite halloween costume is a pink ballerina pig I made for my daughter when she was 3 that she wore with hot pink high tops

Rie said...

I'm Australian, so I can't answer the Halloween question, but my birthday is Oct 13th - so it has been celebrated on Black Friday! So yes, I have made a costume for that! October is spring here but still cool, so I made myself a quilted black cape - very classy & very daggy!

Wendy said...

I loved sewing costumes for my kids and now that they're grown and gone I've started making my own. I made one that was a great pirate lass. I mixed up several patterns and improvised here and there and got just what I wanted. Making it was more fun than the party I went to :)

Kellie said...

We don't do halloween here but my fave costumes are the princess and fairy dresses my 4 year old is totally besotted with at the moment. They make me smile!

Joree said...

Thanks for a fabulous giveaway. Favorite costume ever...my little guy dressed as a little green dino. He made the best 'gggrrrrr' and 'rrrooooaarrr' sounds ever.

Cricket said...

My favorite halloween costume was a tiger, when I was small. I loved the tail. My kids wear it now. But later, as I grew up, my favorite costume was an M&M that I made. That was back in the day before you could just buy an M&M or any motherlovin kind of costume you can dream up off the shelf.

Beth said...

What an amazing giveaway! My favorite costume(s) were the set of organ grinder monkey costumes I sewed for my twins when they were 2 y.o. They were the cutest things with their little hats and vests and monkey ears. We couldn't stop laughing all night long.

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DangAndBlast! said...

My kid brother was once a double agent... two trenchcoats, two nametags, two pairs of sunglasses, etc. Very nice. And I was once generic goth-style stuff (hey, it was mid-90s), with a nifty lantern, and said I was Diogenes, looking for an honest man. Yeah, we're a geeky family.

Mel Cordell said...

I am from Australia and have never participated in Halloween and you will just think I am a very sad person if I say that I have never ever dressed up in a costume!!! Hmmm thinking about it now I am sad :( If it is any consolation though, as a kid I used to pretend I was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle all the time, Michaelangelo to be exact :D I had 3 other sisters growing up and we were all Turtles, then when my brother came along he had to be Splinter LOL He wanted to be a bad guy :D But no, no costumes, just our imaginations :D

x Mel

affectioknit said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks! My favorite costume was when my son and I dressed up as Snow White and Happy (one of the dwarfs) for Halloween - it was so much fun!

zarina said...

Custome - errr, if I can choose to wear it would be snow white. She has the most beautiful dress elegant yet not too showy.

Corvus said...

Ooo, Halloween! I usually end up dressed as a pirate, just because my pirate costume is my favorite. I've been working on it for nine or so years -since I first started working at the local Renaissance Festival when I was 14- and it's gotten quite impressive!

I'm hoping to start on a massive monster costume soon, however, a la www.missmonster.com 's costumes, or some of the bigger stilt monsters I've seen.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

HUm, I can't pick between 2. The first was easy, I wsa a sunflower when I was about 7. My mom dressed me in a green turtlneck and black leggings and then created this faboulous sunflower hat with wire, styrafoam and yellow tissue paper, to wear on my head. It was easy and cute.
Then one year I was Pipi Longstockings. That was easy, some worn clothes with patches sewn on, hair put up in braids on each side; with wires in them to make them stand out. Pencil eyeliner to create some great freckles and viola!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Vanessa Monet said...

Awesome giveaway!
My favorite costume....one year I was rainbow brite. A neighbor had made the costume a year prior for her daughter, and I loved it so much she let me use it one year! complete with rainbow wig and everything. fun times!!

Have a great weekend!

Annie said...

When I was little I wanted so badly to be a fairy princess (this was long before fairys or princesses were everywhere!) My sweet mama indulged me with a lavender fairy princess costume complete with fairy skirt and wings... we were so ahead of the times!

abby said...

Great give away. My favorite costume was one my mom made for me as a kid. I was Oscar the Grouch. It was a silver apron to look like a garbage can and a pie plate on my head for the lid. I thought it was the coolest costume ever.

Mal said...

my favorite costume were my ballet costumes as a kid - I was a butterfly and few other things. My absolute favorite of all of them was a yellow and white lacy full tutu that looked vaguely like a banana cream pie!

L. Jane E. said...

My favorite costume was when I was 7 and my sister was 8. I was a 57 chevy and she was a stoplight. My dad made them out of wood and cardboard. They were totally awesome!

Mary Ella said...

My little girl was born on halloween last year, she was 10 days late so i had an outfit planned out for her.. She was a carrot. I made an orange blanket and used a green hat. She was adorable and all the nurses thought it was a cute idea.

Lisa said...

My favorite costume was my sisters. She went as the headless horseman. She put a box over her head and wore one of my dad's large shirts (so it looked like she had no head). Then she carried around a pumpkin carved as a head in her hand and then rode our real pony around the neighborhood trick or treating. It was pretty funny. I'll have to find a picture if you want to see it :)

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