12 December 2011

Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway Day

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!!  Go HERE to see who won.




Welcome all you Sew Mama Sew and crafting fenatics!  I am so excited to be part of this Giveaway Day.  Such a fun way to discover new-to-me crafting blogs.



I'll keep this short since I know there are HUNDREDS of other blogs you want to get to by Friday.


First, I am giving away two Fat Quarter bundles of these Riley Blake prints...



Second, I am giving away three of my complete PDF Pattern Bundles (includes all my patterns - pictured below are just three of them) from my shop...





To enter this giveaway leave a comment with a fun/creative wintertime activity for my kiddos (ages 2-7).  


Leave your comment by December 16 at 5pm PST and make sure I have a way to email you!!!  Random.org will be choosing the winner.


And heck, if you visit my shop this week go ahead and take 15% off your purchase using the coupon code SEWMAMA15 at checkout!!


After you have left your comment head back over to Sew Mama Sew! to enter more giveaways!


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you visit again...my 100th post is coming up soon, I might just have to give something else away then!


Thanks and Happy Holidays!!


***ADDED***There have been several NO REPLY comments.  PLEASE include your email address if you are a NO REPLY commenter so I can get ahold of you!  I would hate for you to not be able to receive the prize if you are chosen because there was no way to get ahold of you!  Or, be sure to come back this weekend to see if you won, as I will be posting the winners in a new post (frozenknickers.blogspot.com).


I will be choosing the winners Friday evening after 5pm and emailing them at that time.  If I haven't heard back from the fabric winners by 5pm Monday evening I will be choosing new winners.


My giveaway has been getting such great response (THANK YOU!) that I just can't keep up with replying to everyone.  Just know that I AM reading every comment.  You have given me really great ideas!!


Also, I will be leaving the coupon active in my Etsy shop through Monday.

489 comments:

  1. How cute is that fabric?! Activities for kids. I saw this thing where someone took a whole bunch of large cardboard packing boxes and taped them together in their garage to make a maze for kids to crawl through. I keep thinking my kids would LOVE that!

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  2. i am going to have to come back and read all your comments -- i have 1-year-old twins and am always trying to figure out how to keep them entertained! lately they've enjoyed unrolling toilet paper and pulling kleenex out of the tissue box!

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  3. Thank you for hosting a giveaway! During the winter, I'l occasionally back my van out of the garage and let my son play out there. He loves to bring his cars in and pretend to be working on them! Our oak trees hold on to their leaves for a long time, so we play in the leaves during the winter instead of the fall.

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  4. snow painting - food coloring in spray bottles.. so much fun

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  5. Making stained glass windows! Take contact paper and tape it to your window and glue pieces of tissues paper to it by brushing on glue. The sun shines in and it's so pretty!

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  6. We've had fun with salt dough ornaments!

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  7. My kids love to play with giant boxes, turn them into forts, color them. Lots of inexpensive fun!

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  8. Just want to say - YOU ROCK! :) I don't know how you do it all! Love seeing your finished quilts.

    (I loved making snow angels, but since we have no snow...I think the Elf on the Shelf is pretty cute!)

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  9. let them make their own nativity scene from either snow, play do, paper, felt, wood......

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  10. Adorable fabric! Lately I like to set up a pillow obstacle course for my two year old. I'm looking for more boredom busters too!

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  11. Great fabric! I love more boy-appropriate fabric that is still elegant and fun. I've been getting into projects with my boys lately and we've loved making snow globes! Glue some things to the lid of a jar, fill the jar with water and a bit of glycerin and glitter. Pop the lid on and enjoy!

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  12. Lovely fabric!!! My kids enjoy to paint so I cover my table in brown paper bags give them paint & brush and they are happy as can be : )

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  13. My guys love to add food colouring and water to spray bottles and go paint the snow!

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  14. I have a girl of 3 and what we recently been doing is making home made chocolates as part of Christmas gifts. It's really easy and little ones can help.

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  15. How about making reindeer ornaments from clothespins?

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  16. Baking cakes, although it mostly consists of eating the mix before it gets to the cases in our house ;0)

    Lovely fabrics

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  17. Oh, I love the idea of "spray painting" the snow. We used to love making snow angels in teh yard and sprinkling glitter and decorating them.

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  18. Funny you should ask - me and my two year old twins just made potato print wrapping paper this morning... sooo much fun.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. I love making ornaments with my kids. It's easy for them to put mod podge on the glass ornaments and tear up paper to glue on. liz.taylor24@yahoo.com

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  20. My daughters love running around the house while singing out of their lungs (they're two years old). Earplugs are very handy for those occasions.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  21. Just saw an idea on pinterest the other day...fill your bathtub with water, then put in some magnetic items (letters, toys, etc), and let your kids "fish" with a pole and magnet.

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

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  22. My kids always enjoyed making slime with cornstarch and water. I even thought it was fun to play with!

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  23. Fun activity for kid in the winter - making thumbprint snowmen. Thumbprint mice? Lots of stuff, but it requires mom supervision.

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  24. Hand made holiday cards using whatever media you have hanging around would keep them busy & let others in your life enjoy their handiwork!

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  25. My 2 year old has had a lot of fun with a bunch of rocks in a bin and his digger and dumptruck. Almost seems too easy. :-)

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  26. Great giveaway! Very generous.

    Once each winter, our kiddos get an "indoor snowball fight." We build forts on either end of the basement, don our favorite cold-weather gear (hats, scarves, etc.) and throw giant marshmallows across the room at one another. SO fun, and helps burn off some of that extra energy they have from being trapped inside during the extra-cold weather.

    Fun entry! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. How about cutting out Christmas shapes on thick white paper and gluing pieces of crumpled up tissue to it. That was always fun when I was little. You could also use pom poms as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Our family favorite is always sledding. I think though it is more because of the hot chocolate afterwards :)

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  29. My kids love to play in the snow. Make snowmans and fight in the snow and when they are very cold and weath to come in and have warm chokolate with mashmellows:)

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  30. My kids (3-8) made cute paper christmas trees this year - they glued green construction paper scraps onto a brown pac-man shaped paper, decorated with glitter-glue and sequins, and when they were dry, I taped them together into a cone-shape - paper trees! I've seen them made with holiday sheet music or magazine pages, too - but we went for a very literal translation :)

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  31. Just had to visit for the awesome blog title :) A really fun activity is to put some colored water in squeeze bottles and let the kids "paint" the snow. It's like sidewalk chalk for the winter :) Thanks for the great giveaway - enjoying checking out your patterns.

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  32. I love baking with my kids. Today is a sick day so it will be the perfect time to test out a new recipe with them!

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  33. For your 2 yr old...I saw this idea on a montessori homeschool blog that I am going to try with my own 18month old...give them little pieces of wrapping paper and let them CRUMPLE the heck out of them. :)

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  34. we're pretty simple here w/my 1 yo and 4 yo- they love to build forts or houses with sheets in teh living room and play under them!

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  35. In the winter a take them to te garage and you make a pic-nic there, they love it
    Sometimes we all dress as princess and play

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  36. I saw this project with glue and yarn to make a sculpted bowl like this http://elisabethandree.posterous.com/threads-threads-lots-of-threads#!/

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  37. I have six- and three-year-old grandsons. We mix up tempera paint and make Christmas trees and reindeer out of handprints! They love getting messy AND having something constructive to show Mom, too.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  38. I think making salt dough ornaments are fun for that age range. Ps. I also love your blog name it made me LOL!

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  39. I know it is messy and takes a lot of supervision but one thing my kids love is painting, any thing that they can paint they love. Also going swimming in the bathtub is always a big hit in our house.

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  40. making a crafty item?!?! I don't have any kids yet, so I am clueless....maybe going to the mall with an indoor playground to burn off some energy.

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  41. Make cinnamon applesauce ornaments!

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  42. what a lovely giveaway!!

    We just made salt dough ornaments and it was a lot of fun!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  43. I usually try to do baking projects with my daughter in the winter. She loves measuring and mixing, and then eating what we make.

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  44. We put washcloths(on the carpet) on the floor and hop from cloth to cloth like stepping stones.

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  45. Your quilt patterns are lovely! We enjoy sledding and ice skating, and drinking cocoa inside afterward!

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  46. My children love to go out when there is snow. If you live where there is snow...consider putting food coloring into spray bottles with water and let them create art in the snow! =)

    Thanks for a chance to win this lovely bundle.

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  47. We love indoor picnics in a sunny window on really cold days. Outside I love painting on snow with food colouring and water in spray bottles and of course making snowmen. No snow here yet though... I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.... :)

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  48. our kids enjoy beading or gluing colored papers together!

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  49. We used to love getting in our Christmas pajamas, stocking up with hot chocolate and looking at Christmas lights with Christmas music blaring. Such fun memories!

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  50. We made pretzels the other day. Like playdough, but edible. I love the itssue paper ideas here, I will do them with my 4 year old who is home sick today.

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  51. Hmmm...tricky question! If you have more than 1 child, they ususally don;t have much trouble thinking up things to do in the snow! Forts & snowmen are favs...snow angels. If you can find a dog, watching them play is great fun too! lol

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  52. My kids and I just made gingerbread cookies yesterday. Any kid can squeeze some frosting and shake some sprinkles on a cookie!

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  53. i just finished baking with the kids (3 boys).
    that was fun!
    :)

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  54. I love doing salt dough ornaments with kids!!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway! Happy Holidays to you and your family <3 xo

    krencamp (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. Hopefully you live near snow and can enjoy time in a winter wonderland... Make snowmen and snow angels...

    If you live in the desert like me, you'll be spending Christmas Eve riding four wheelers in the dirt. :)

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  56. I haven't had much experience entertaining kids but with my little relations I generally just get outside and charge around making up games as we go along - they're an active bunch!

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  57. Oh, I LOVE the fabric!

    I always love making cookies with my son.

    janiebt at gmail dot com

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  58. Wintertime activity... We like making festively-colored paper chains. We really don't have a winter here, so there aren't many winter-specific activities. :D

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  59. I don't have kids yet, but I know my 4-year-old nephew loves making cakes, decorating them, then licking off the icing and eating the cake! There was icing sugar all over the kitchen and my nephew because it "snowed"!

    I love your blog title!

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  60. wintertime activity...my boys are in the younger part of that age bracket...so we do lots of finger painting and play doh-ing...but i'm looking forward to taking them ice skating (or boot skating...) building a snowman...they also love going to the library for storytimes...

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  61. Helllooooooooooo!?
    You were dead...but now you are alive! Amy and I were talking about you and I was saying how you never update your blog and she mentioned how you have another blog that you always update...ALAS! ALIVE! miss your face....AND I want to win these cause I loooooove them.
    So my kids basically like to play with anything that isnt a toy. the things that they have loved latley is pulling out all the cans in the "pantry" (I cant really call it that because it is an crazy small cabinet) and build towers and castles with all the cans. Annoying? Maybe. Also the other day the girls found a big bag of craft sticks (like popsicle sticks) and honestly played with them for a week straight. Give Kins some scotch tape and she was making everything with those darn craft sticks. Though, now I don't have any left- bummer.
    Maybe my kids are hard up for entertainment?

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  62. My kids are 2 and 5 and we have been having some fun doing cookies, painting and doing popcorn!

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  63. This came from some parenting blog a friend of mine read, so I can't claim credit, but I used it with her daughter so I can vouch for it's awesomeness and easiness. A colander and pipe cleaners. that's it. We made faces, crazy hair, all kind of things by sticking the pipe cleaners in different holes.

    Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric!

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  64. cookie decorating fun and tasty

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  65. Hmm... my kids get so stir crazy in the winter. I often go to Michaels and get the cheap 1.50 craft kits or make up our own crafts to do together.

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  66. Make felt ornaments. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Very nice thank you!

    We love driving about looking at lights, making LOTS of ornaments and Christmas crafts and baking! Fun times!

    email w/ profile

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  68. We made apple-cinnamon tree ornaments this year with the kids. I think I should wait a few years before trying to do the puff paint with them. Live an learn, right?

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  69. "stained glass"

    crayon shavings between waxed papper; place between sheets of newsprint and iron {warm} for a bit; once cooled cut out pretty shapes, punch hole, and hang in window.

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  70. Window painting.
    Cover a window in paints and when the sun shines, it makes all colours in the room.
    Make sure to use the right paints though.

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  71. Home made playdoh!My children love making it and playing with it!

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  72. Making ornaments!
    elzbeth.johnson@gmail.com

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  73. I used to give my little ones uncooked macaroni to dab with glue, sprinkle glitter on, and then thread onto a gold, silver or red shoelace to make Christmas necklaces.

    Lovely giveaway.

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  74. Play outside with colored water - put water and food coloring in spray bottles, and have the kids paint in the snow. That is assuming you have snow something this winter.

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  75. cute fabrics and the patterns, too? Nice giveaway. My kids used to love to help bake cookies. But mostly made a mess with the flour at that age.

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  76. Once we made ice ornaments - you use cookie cutters and put water in them, in a shallow tray. You put them outside and they freeze and then you hang them up. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. I saw on pinterest that you can blow bubble outside when it is freezing and they freeze. wkpanter@yahoo.com

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  78. Very cute -- thanks! Hmmm...I'm not very experienced with entertaining kids, but I know when I was young, I loved helping my grandmother make molasses popcorn balls -- they were super messy and sticky, which of course made it all that much more fun for me to put my hands in!

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  79. i love activities with little kids in winter! to entertain my littlest cousin during our annual family holiday party, we all got him small presents and had a scavenger hunt throughout the house, with lots of clues. that was good fun!

    another great activity is decorating felt christmas trees. i used to love doing that at school.

    thanks for sharing!

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  80. Adorable fabric and lovely patterns! I love having a Christmas tea party with my girls in December. Thanks for the giveaway!

    heidster7@hotmail.com

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  81. i honestly like the good old fashion cutting of snowflakes

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  82. Making ornaments was my favourite holiday activity as a kid, and for the rest of the winter is twas figure skating and digging elaborate forts in the snowbanks.

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  83. We love to bake and decorate cookies in our house!

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  84. When I was little, I always loved playing with my mom's fabric scrap box and using the larger scraps as costumes.

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  85. Love your patterns, thank you for hosting a giveaway! We all like to make salt dough ornaments or figures or sculptures in winter - fun for everyone!

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  86. When I was a kid, my mom had us make ornaments out of metal orange juice lids (like from the frozen concentrate stuff). She cut out our school pictures and glued them onto one side for us, and then let us go to town with sequins and rhinestones. They're kind of ugly, objectively speaking, but I love seeing those ornaments on their tree every year.

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  87. I think decorating Christmas cookies together would be a fun activity (who cares if they end up looking horrendous, they'll still taste good!)

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  88. Very nice prizes...love your patterns. Kids activity...with supervision electric warming tray on low (you can sometimes find these at a thrift store), waxed paper on top, crayon scraps. Let child color on the warm waxed paper. Feels so great as the melting crayon glides and you get the added benefit of smelling the melting crayon. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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  89. I stock up on kids crafts when they go on sale at Michaels. Like the paint and build 3D wood animal sculptures. My kiddo loves those things.

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  90. We bring the sandbox inside. Or get a low plastic box (like an under-the-bed box) and put water in it on the kitchen floor, with a few towels around, and have water play. Or wash all the plastic boxes in the kitchen sink. It is fun to do 'summer' activities in the winter.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    lisejackson(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  91. We love playing with playdough. Nothing new but still a classic!

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  92. We build a lot of forts in the living room in the wintertime.

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  93. I love making ornaments with kids. Our latest: use the plain glass ornaments from Michaels, pour in a little acrylic paint and swirl, it creates neat patterns and you can use multiple colors- so easy to do!

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  94. We're big fans of sugar cube building projects. One year we made an arctic village and this year i think we're tackling some skyscrapers. So fun! And I would love to win your patterns!!!

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  95. My daughters about that age love it if we read stories all day long, I know, not too original. Also they love to play 'school' and they're the teachers and I'm the student. Also fun - making anything using glitter.
    steeplechaser29 at yahoo dot com

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  96. wow...I love your quilt patterns and
    the fabric too! thanks for the chance!
    ok, so for an idea...I'm not sure if it snows where you live. But if there is, who actually likes to be out in it? Especially the kids! Most don't like to be all bundled up etc. So someone told me about this and I'm totally going to try it this year since we live where there is snow now. Get a big rubbermaid tub, or any other large plastic bin and fill it with snow and bring it inside! Probably on the kitchen floor or somewhere where if some gets on the floor, you can clean it up. But anyway, the kids can play with the snow, but be warm at the same time!

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  97. If you can handle the mess, have them help you make cookies while you play Christmas music.
    thanks!

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  98. I saw a fun idea - glow in the dark bath time! You can throw a bunch of glow stick in the tub and let them go to town!

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  99. We recently stamped stamps to be cut out and used as gift tags.

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  100. We love going to the frozen lake with our sleds, skates and trucks and spending the day playing on the ice

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  101. One of our favorite winter activities is making buildings from mini marshmallows and toothpicks. And then eating them!

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  102. Love your patterns and the fabric is gorgeous! My fave winter activity with the kids is baking chocolate brownies on a rainy afternoon!

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  103. I love your patterns! So glad to have found you today. Hmm, we have been doing a lot of baking with the kids around here these days - they love being in the kitchen with me! (when my patience can handle it, of course:)

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  104. ooo I love the painting the snow idea! Definitely doing that this year...it's so hard to get them out when it's so cold. I love making ornaments with them. I buy some sculpy, let them cut out shapes with cookie cutter and when they're hard I let the kids paint away.

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  105. When it's well below freezing, go outside and blow bubbles, they freeze and shatter! It's really cool. :)

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  106. Great giveaway! I like mixing common activities with uncommon tools to keep my little one interested (he's two). For example, sometimes I bring his hotwheels out and let him drive them around through fingerpaint onto a big sheet of paper. That might be a good activity for your little ones.
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  107. Oh I love that fabric, thanks for the chance to win!

    Umm, I remember my mum getting me to make peppermint creams and coconut ice when I was wee, cheap to make, and yummy!

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  108. Can they decorate cookies? Or help cook in some way? (or "play" cook?)

    needlegrrl at gmail

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  109. make handprint reindeer! Or thumbprint animal ornaments :)

    jones.amanda.m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. My son loves setting up forts with quilts and sheets. We turn off the lights and use flashlights instead. He loves it! Great giveaway!!

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  111. Make snowcream every time it snows.

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  112. Making ice lanterns/luminaries! I've seen lots of tutorials on pinterest lately :)

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  113. Lovely fabric! My daughter loves sorting my buttons into different containers - it takes her hours! Perfect for a winter's day.

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  114. Make an obstacle course through your house.

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  115. Love your fabric and quilt designs! My kids love sledding. Inside the house, they like playing with silk scarves.

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  116. I love the prints!

    My daughter is almost one year old, so her favourite activitie is having me running after her!

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  117. The 7 year old would love making window clings from fabric paint. Print some holiday shapes from google, put in a zip top freezer bag to use as a stencil, paint on the bag, let dry, stick to the window! And for both kids, decorating sugar cookies is a huge hit. Tip: put a piece of tape over a few of the holes in the shaker tops to control the flow. Kids don't sprinkle, they dump!

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  118. I love to make buildings and vehicles with small pretzel sticks and marshmallows. Or gumdrops and small pretzels!

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  119. Great fabric! I can totally see a lap quilt made for my kids out of it.

    This morning we hosted a Solstice party and all of the kids (ages 1/2 - 9 yrs) had a blast making orange pomanders

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  120. Playing in the snow is favorite pastime

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  121. How wonderful...Thank you!

    hmm we love to go sledding...but we live on our own hill and can easily come inside for cocoa all the time. Second feeds the hungry little birds with pinecones stuffed with peanutbutter and seeds.

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  122. My kids love anything crafty. And I am teaching my 6 year old how to sew, she is loving it!

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  123. I love cooking with my girls...we'll be baking shortly (after I enter some more giveaways!).

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  124. Fabulous funky fabrics!

    I have been making robot collages with my 4 yr old son.

    Start off with an A3 sheet of papaer. Use various materials - have a rummage in the recycling bin!

    We used:
    felt
    milk bottle tops
    tin foil (from food packaging)
    buttons (for eyes)
    sparkly pipe cleaners (for antenna)
    bubble wrap
    coloured cellophane
    corrugated cardboard

    anything we could find really!!

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  125. Swimming in the bathtub. Add bathing suits and goggles!

    nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

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  126. That is a great age for baking/cooking! Crafts like handprint ornaments, etc. for family members. Outdoors...snowshoeing!

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  127. Oh what wonderful fabrics! And patterns! Great giveaway!

    I had great fun with my kids this weekend collecting the last windfall apples from the garden and then making our own veggie mincemeat for all our festive sweet treats! The whole house smells of fruit and spice now and my four year old especially loved to measure everything out and be chief stirrer.

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  128. Those are perfect for making up boy items! During cold weather I like to have the kids do indoor collages with things they find around the house. It's either that or Playdough which is always a winner.

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  129. If you live in a place where there is snow I know that I used to love making snow forts when I was a kid.

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  130. I love that fabric & your patterns. Amazing giveaway!

    My oldest is 3 1/2 and we are spending a lot of time building with blocks/legos and playing tic-tac-toe (my mom taught him and he thinks he knows how to play it LOL). My son is really into pretending he's someone else (Batman is his current fave) so I'd really like to create some dress-up clothes/costumes for him this winter.

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  131. we love driving around at night time looking at Christmas lights. Usually people are pretty consistent so once you find a good house it's always fun to go back year after year to see how they're decorated. or roasting marshmallows is a fun idea especially if it's indoors by the fireplace

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  132. Well, if you're in an area that stays cold for a while, you can make frozen "jewels" to decorate your yard. Just put some water + food coloring in a plastic bowl and leave it outside until it's frozen hard. Then dump it out and decorate your walkway! Thanks :)

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  133. blowing bubbles in the freezing cold! it's incredibly fun for all! paper thin frozen bubbles-yipee!

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  134. letting the kids decorte the windows

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  135. Today I made a Christmas wreath with a cardboard and construction paper. It's really cute. I love to do crafty things with my twins! They are so proud afterwards!

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  136. Give them a box of fabric scraps and let them sort them into rainbow order. Hours of fun! Merry Christmas!

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  137. Homemade goo and playdoh! roguekeri at live dot com

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  138. Give them a big box. They'll find a way to play with it!

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  139. We love making vehicles out of boxes and racing teddies.

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  140. Markers and moving boxes. Cheap.... and they provide hours of fun and imaginative play. They can be cars, ships, rockets, castles....you name it!

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  141. Such cute fabrics! Making an indoor tent is fun, and then you can go camping and have tea parties (well, they can't BBQ!)and tell stories.

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  142. First off -- love your blog!! Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric. I think you should give your kids some chalk and let them draw on the sidewalks. I loved doing that as a child.

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  143. Cooking up some holiday treats and coloring handmade Christmas cards together. Then all of you jump in the car and deliver them to the homeless.

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  144. Well my daughter is only 1 but building forts or making obstacle courses (pillows/blankets on the ground with a blanket over it)

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  145. does is snow a lot in WA? I've heard snow ice cream is pretty fun - and tasty! thanks for the chance to win!

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  146. Depending on age, you could try the snow dying process for fabric and let them help. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. Goodness, we don't have snow so I haven't had to think of specific winter activities for them. Let me think... how about sock sliding contests? Can you tell I have no experience? :D

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  148. Finger painting with vanilla pudding (and food coloring!) christina112358 at gmail dot com

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  149. Every year we take our gkids to the Chiefs Hockey Game. At the first goal, everyone throws a Teddy Bear onto the ice for Charity. This year they rec'd 5000. The kids just love it!

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  150. build tents in the living room with blankets

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  151. Thank you for the giveaway!

    I love to make Christmas candy and cookies with my kiddos!

    j_poshusta@yahoo.com

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  152. Go on a nature walk and make a wreath out of the pinecones, etc. you find.
    Make Christmas cards for the military overseas.
    Family Fun has a whole section on cold weather crafts here.
    http://familyfun.go.com/winter/winter-crafts/

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  153. Did you know if it is below freezing then you can go outside and blow bubbles and they will freeze in the air. When they hit the ground they will shatter instead of popping. Cool right??

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  154. Activities for children, Well, making obstacle courses out of boxes, laundry baskets, ropes and old cushions. Forts with a big sheet over a card table or chairs. Big box and markers, playdoh, reading, I used to put their toys into big totes and only leave some out. Then put them away and bring out a new tote of toys. They thought they got all new toys and kept them busy for a long while

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  155. Cute!

    I like to bring in a pail of snow and make potato head snowmen. Not nearly as messy as it sounds!

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  156. Ooo, such cool fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    I like to bring the snow inside in a shallow tote. The kids love it and it doesn't involve all of the prep of playing outside.

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  157. My daughter,now 14, loved buildings forts by draping quilts and blankets across the furniture. She then played, napped and snacked inside her fort.

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  158. I recently made salt dough ornaments with my 2 yr old son. What fun! I used this recipe: http://crafts.kaboose.com/saltdoughgifttoppers.html

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  159. Have you made homemade playdough? Or the ornaments you make with applesauce and LOTS of cinnamon? Also shrink art is fun if you can find the plastic for it.

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  160. Making and decorating cookies!

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  161. hand-print wreaths or decorating mini christmas trees for their bedrooms (with led lights for the little one - they're unbreakable and cool to the touch!)

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  162. My little boys love to decorate gingerbread men! And play in the snow :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  163. naptime?

    Can you tell I don't have kids!?!

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  164. Decorating christmas tree..
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  165. Fill up spray bottles with water and a few drops of food coloring and spray on the snow. I remember doing this as a kid and had a blast. I have to make sure I do this with my own 2 this year!

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  166. I have a 2 year old and she loves looking for acorns

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  167. Tis the season to be in the kitchen. If you like to cook, you could have the kiddos help out. Mine love to measure, pour, stir, etc... They could even help decorate snacks. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I love your patterns.

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  168. I love Riley Blake! Salt dough Xmas tree ornaments is a great activity. :)

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  169. Love the fabric - can see a quilt for one of my grandsons out of it!! And you patterns look awesome.
    I always decorated sugar cookies with my 'littles' leading up to Christmas.

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  170. Cute fabric. I don't have any creative things to do with little ones. But sledding is always a good time! I can't wait to get some snow.

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  171. I bought a couple snow brick forms and send the kids out to build a castle. It stays freezing here all winter and we get tons of snow, so they can just keep adding to it all winter.

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  172. Baking cookies is always fun!
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  173. my mom used to fill baking pans with snow and we would play with small animals in the snow at the table.
    peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  174. Sledding! Followed by hot chocolate and desserts :) If it's cold where you live :)
    Thanks!
    mtrand2 AT gmail DOT com

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  175. Love the fabric. As for ideas... those huge rolls of white paper are great for kids that love to draw or color. Seemingly ends amounts of paper and it can be interactive since the kids can trace one another and other large objects.

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  176. Baking together. And making handmade things to exchange!

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  177. What adorable patterns for quilts you have. The Riley Blake fabric are perfect for little kid items.

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  178. Oh wow, that is a super give away. Glad I made it here.
    I suggest home made play dough with a twist. Use a basic recipe (dozens online) but add a couple of drops of Lavender oil and some purple food colour. The lavender is soothing and calming and great for settling cooped up children.

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  179. I'd vote for making oreo cream cheese balls and dipping them in chocolate. A little messy, but delicious!

    michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  180. I love those fabrics! So cute! Hmm, get them outside digging in the snow. If you have snow. My kids are big into audio theatre right now. Adventures in Odyssey are a big hit with them.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  181. salt dough ornaments.
    snow flakes.
    card making.


    Thanks for the chance!

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  182. Ditto on the snowflakes. My kids are 1-10 years old. We cut, craft, PAINT, block build, tackle, make tents out of blankets, make headbands, draw, write stories and draw pictures to accompany, dance to music for hours it seems, bake, try to clean it all up, play hide and seek, monopoly, jenga, trains, cars, puzzles, read read read.

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  183. Well, shoot, winter is the time we actually get to go outside here since it's so hot the rest of the year. So, yeah, play outside. :) But, for indoor activities, my two-year-old is partial to painting. I stocked up on washable tempera paint and let her go to town on as many pieces of printer paper as she'd like.

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  184. I like to bake cookies with my kids.
    And to decorate a gingerbread house.
    Or watch a childrens christmas film together, the old fashioned style, with popcorn & m & ms and so on - try Home alone (the first one) especially boys love it.

    Greetings, happy holidays
    Tina
    mailantina@gmail.com

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  185. We love Pla-Doh! Making odd creatures and merry colored play food. :) Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!!

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  186. my kids would love something made out of those FQs!!! t hanks for the chance to win.

    wintertime activity --- build a big blanket fort with pillow beds inside and give everybody tiny cups of hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows!

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  187. Well, I don't have kids ... but I know I loved playing with Legos and the Christmas tree. We'd build little Lego houses and put them in the tree, and then make up stories about the people who lived there. :) We'd fall asleep under the tree, looking up at the lights and telling each other silly stories.

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  188. Love this fabric!
    We glittered pine cones and popsicle stick snowflakes this week!

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  189. my daughter's 2 and she loves painting and 'cooking' or in other words mashing, whisking, pounding flour etc. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

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  190. I like finding little stuff to put in plastic tubs, cookie sheets and bundt pans with water and leaving outside to freeze.

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  191. There is nothing so much fun, at that age, as making snowmen! If you do , be sure to take pictures!

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