Friday, August 24, 2012

Blog Hop, Hop, Hop

Click the link below to see all the participating blogs and hop along to some great give-aways beginning August 26th.

If you’re here because of the hop THANKS FOR DROPPING IN!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

The Quilting Gallery is sponsoring another blog hop. They have lots to see and learn on their website. Fun themed contests, a learning center and more. Be sure to check them out if you’ve never been there before.

My Give-Away

Your choice of any two of my patterns as a PDF electronic file download or paper pattern.

(finished product shown below for visual idea only)

PLUS

My favorite tool….a Hera Marker.

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The Details

For a chance to win simply leave a comment stating what your favorite Halloween costume of all time was.

The random generated drawing will be Sept 3rd and posted on Sept 4th. I will ship international.

My favorite costume

Money was tight growing up so we had to be creative and use our resources wisely. I made an alien from a shiny dress that my grandmother made from fabric scraps. She used to sew for the Philadelphia Mummers. I spray painted a wig green and added TV antennae…old enough to remember those?? Swiped my dad’s leather gloves and my brother’s ray gun. Klaatu Barada Nikto. Hahaha img001

Happy Hopping!

91 comments:

beaquilter said...

love the ideas. I didn't grow up in the US but had a similar day, my favorite costume was being a chinese lady, spray painted my blond hair black and had long fake nails. kimono and fan too.

B Greene said...

My favorite costume was one I sewed for my son. It was a white satin jumpsuit with rhinestones and a gold-lined cape - yep, a three-year-old Elvis. I was a novice sewer, so it took me 40 hours and cost 40 dollars, but it was a huge hit!! It rained that year, so we trick-or-treated at the mall (this was 17 years ago) and he turned heads wherever he went. As we left one store, the clerk yelled out "Elvis has left the building"! Such good memories!

Gwen said...

My favorite costume was one that I made for my daughter when she was about 15 years old. She is a huge Star Wars fan, and wanted to be Queen Amadala-- and after putting in lots of thought, we came up with an incredible costume-- made from an old angel costume that we dyed red, then added the black trim. We made her wig/headdress. Her dress even had the little light-up globes at the bottom-- and we used a string of battery-operated Christmas lights to make them light up! She was in the marching band that year, and they got to perform their half-time show in costume! It was fun to hear all the "WOW's" and "OOOH's" and "LOOK at THAT'S" from everyone! That was one fun costume for sure! I love Halloween! :-)

Lynne said...

We don't celebrate Halloween in Austrailia so I have no favourite. But I do like some of your patterns!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

LOVE your costume! Reminds me of the time we went as Monarch Butterflies - painted cardboard wings attached by string and we made pipe cleaner attenae!!!

Gill said...

We're not big in Halloween here (UK) but my youngest son still has his orange pumpkin costume!

hueisei said...

Halloween not a big hit in my country too. But, I love princess costume :)

Laura said...

My favorite halloween costume was a race car outfit we made for my brother, complete with a cardboard car. I would borrow it and run around the house

lynaeve said...

Once. I dressed up as the masque of red death. I loved it.

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

We don't really do Halloween here in Australia.. although my husband grew up in American camps in Indonesia (my FIL was in Oil/Gas) so once we had kids my MIL decorates the house and buys them a pile of candy!

The very first Halloween that we celebrated with my son he was about 2 or 3? And I made him a ghost costume out of a cot sheet. I even used pink thread to zig zag where I'd cut the hole for the mouth, and grey/black where I'd done the eyes. He thought it was the best thing ever! Halloween is his favourite holiday and he asks every year if he can go trick or treating.. somehow he doesn't seem to think just going to Grandma's cuts it!

Sandy said...

My favorite costume is the Statue of Liberty costume I made one year for my granddaughter using fabric of just the right color that I found in the sale section of Jo-Ann Fabrics. Both the torch and the crown were fun to make and came out great!

Tanya said...

Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite costume was a pumpkin my mom had made. I really like your patterns.

Jennie Bobbins said...

My favorite Halloween costume was when I was a Mermaid! So fun!

Leo said...

ohh we don't have Halloween here .. so my favourite "Fastnacht" '(that's in between winter and spring, old traditional thingy) costume was being a Jelly fish ...

Miss Beau Jangles said...

We don't really do halloween here in the UK, and I've never really done fancy dress either, sorry! I still get an entry though, right? ;)

Fiesta said...

No Halloween costume for me. We were too poor.

Needled Mom said...

My favorite costume was a Coke can. It was awesome.

Anita said...

We don't celebrate Halloween, but your patterns are lovely.

LethargicLass said...

my favourite costume was Robin Hood and I got the idea from an Archie comic where Betty was dressed like that :)

JanesQuilting said...

That is easy....My favorite costume, was when my soon to be husband, wore his mothers nightgown.

giddy99 said...

My fave costume was Bride of Frankenstein. I mocked up a gown out of a bedsheet, wrapped my arms in white gauze bandages for the sleeves, and actually paid a salon to tease/rat my long, long hair into the BOF beehive (the hair was actually secured onto a stack of styrofoam cups, which were hidden under all that ratting). It was AWESOME. When I finally pulled the pins and stack of cups out, my hair looked like one of those Troll Dolls (from the 1970s)

Alison said...

Mine was probably my snow white costume when I was 6 or 7!

Mommarock said...

We had 7 children in our family, and I think we only had one piece of a store bought costume ever. It was a Batman plastic helmet. We still talk about that helmet, because I think we all wore it at one time or another. It didn't matter if you were a boy or a girl.

Barbara Woods said...

bat man thanks

Cherilyn said...

Raggity Ann was my favorite costume! Thanks for the chAnce to win!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

My favorite costume was Jeanie....as in I dream of Jeannie! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway. I've already picked out my favorite patterns!

Diann said...

I like d the witch costume I made when I was 11.

AlessandraLace said...

I love the witch. hugs

Marsha said...

I didn't really "dress up" as a child but when teaching I had a child come as a refrigerator. His dad had made box into a refrigerator(complete with food in it) and it fit right over him. So absolutely adorable to see a 5-yr. old wearing this outfit!

MaryBeth said...

My favorite Halloween costume was when I was pregnant - I was an angel and wore a sign stating "the devil made me do it". My hubby was the devil, lol. Not terribly original, but we like them.

gibberish said...

My favourite Hallowe'en outfit was a robot one that we crafted for my daughter - she won first prize!
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Lori said...

Love your costume. I was always a princess. But my favorite costumes where when I made each of my two children an M&M costume. They where so adorable.
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Carla G said...

Love your costume!! My favorite costume was a cabbage patch doll. I had a fluffy dress with the crenolins (sp?) and my mom braided my hair onto wires so the braids would stand out... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

BizyStitches said...

Our family had 8 kids so there wasn't a lot of money for costumes. So mostly we would go as hobo's with or bag tied to some kind of wooden pole. Thanks for the chance to win.

Farm Quilter said...

I loved being an angel with wire coat hangers bent to the right shape for wings and a halo with silver tinsel garland twisted around the wire. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Judy B said...

I made my oldest son a Rudy the Robot costume. He always told everyone that was his real name!

Kelli said...

Favorite Halloween costume growing up was the classic ghost. White sheet, holes cut out for eyes and mouth (limited resources for us also-hehe) Love your costume by the way. VERY creative!

Lyanna L. said...

My favorite halloween costume was the time I dressed up as a California rasin. Strange I know, but it was an awesome costume.

Lyn said...

My favorite costume was a princess. Thanks for the giveaway.

Becky said...

My favorite costume was a "beatnik". We didn't have much in the way of supplies:)

Tiffany said...

One year my sister and I dressed up as gypsies. We got to combine all of our favorite (wild) dress up clothes with these awesome "hoop" earrings my mom made from mason jar lids! For our sacks, we carried around a couple of my grandma's old purses. So cheap, and we loved it!

Bonnie58 said...

My favourite costume was the red and white striped flannelette clown costume I made for my oldest son when he was 3. he looked so sweet in the costume with the extra decorations - ie nose, etc. Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaway and good luck to all the participants.
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Jen said...

My favorite costume was a masquerade gown I wore in high school. I bought a mask and got the dress (an old bridesmaid dress) at the thrift store for $5.

Richard Healey said...

Mine was the one eye, fly purple people eater.

Texas JennyWren said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the Texan skeleton pattern!! He is ADORABLE and a MUST have for me!!

I made a jolly green giant costume for my son when he was 3. Sewed green leaves all over a tshirt and shorts for what seemed like FOREVER!! But he looked so cute in it with green tights.
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Angela said...

One year my step mom made me a flapper dress and headband.. Had fun trick or treating... Early 80's

Kathy H said...

My favorite costume was raggedy Ann for me and raggedy Andy for my husband.

sh said...

My favorite costume was my daughters costume from Chicago - I made part of the costume at my home (British Columbia)and she made parts at her place where she was going to University (Alberta). We got the costume together when i visited her at Thanksgiving (Canadian). It fit and was fabulous!

Shannon said...

My favorite costume of all time was the year I dressed up as a clown. It was shortly after that I started hating clowns. LOL!! Thank you. Your patterns are so cute!

Ruth Ann said...

My favorite costume was one I made for my daughter. We had a litter of golden retriever puppies so she wanted to be a golden puppy.
I used a white sweatshirt and pants from a discount store.I dyed them with tea to get just the right light golden brown. Then I made floppy puppy ears of felt and glued them to a headband.

Lisa C in GA. said...

A red crayon I sewed for my then 4 (now 22) year old son...I still have the hat!!

Debra Lee said...

I love when we all dressed up like the village people!

MC said...

One year I covered a box in white tractor paper and became... a dice! My head was 1, my legs were 2, and I made big black construction paper circles to number each side.

Jeneta said...

We don't celebrate Halloween here, though my mum dressed me up as a tube of toothpaste for a school dress up activity once!

Pippa Parsons said...

we were oxo cubes once for a summer fete as we didnt celebrate halloween much

rutigt said...

I have never celebrated Halloween, so, sorry, no custume to choose!
Gun, Sweden
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Mrs.Pickles said...

hmmm fav costume was when I went a rocker barbie...LOL thank you for the chance to win.

Nanbon44 said...

favorite costume was a vampiress with long black wig, The dress was beautiful with to the floor sleeves, and a front slit that was so sexy, won first prize for that costume and many didn't know me with long dark hair.... so funny...

Debbie said...

Seems like I was always a witch..Same look every year!

bethstrand said...

My favorite Halloween costume was one I made, not wore. When my daughter was nearly three, I made her the Snow White costume from the Disney pattern, the one with the inverted pleats in the sleeve, etc. With the matching cape and an brooch to close it, she looked and felt like a princess and I felt like a fairy godmother!

Mhairi said...

Living in Australia I never went to a Halloween party but my favourite costume my mum made me was a Womble costume that she designed herself and it was wonderful. It finally fell apart (or got repurposed) for my youngest sister about 6 years after the first wearing.

Marcia W. said...

My favorite Halloween costume was that of a bag lady, and wore a large dark green trash bag.

joyce said...

my favorite costume was when my brother mixed food coloring with Crisco to be a martian.

PJ said...

My favorite was the queen of hearts that my mom made.

Judi said...

We don't do halloween, but when I was a kid we did. The only memorable costume I can think of was a ladybug my mom (who hates to sew) made for me. It was very well done.

Mom C said...

My daughter was the Ace of Hearts. We made a pillowcase type costume, sewed on the card markings. Then the next year she was a stop sigh. She made a sign out of poster paper, added the red background and white letters, and fastened it on with strips of fabric. I've had both costumes and many more for years. The grandkids love them for dressup.

RobbieJoy said...

My favorite costume I had growing up was one that my mom and I made together. a Harem dancer.

apple blossom said...

I was Raggedy Ann



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Myself said...

My favorite custome is a beetle that I've made for my baby girl! She was sooo cute!

mahoo said...

My favourite halloween costume was one I made for my daughter when she was younger. She wanted to be a bloody fingernail,,,,and she was! (no, I have no idea how she came up with the idea.) Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Halloween customer would be the Red Devil. That was fun and cute. I have the brown eyes and I know I had to be a little devil growing up. Thank you for joining the Blog Hop and your fantastic giveway. You are going to keep some lucky quilter really busy.

Sandi T.
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Janet said...

I was a die (dice). My costume was made from a cardboard box and paint. It was fun.

OhioLori said...

Dressed like a barefoot Farmgirl...straw hat & long denim skirt...red checked blouse...



Thanks for chance to win! :)

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

My daughter was Red Ridinghood.

Wendy said...

oh dear, I've never dressed up for Halloween, it's not such a big thing over here and certainly wasn't when I was young. I did use to enter a fancy dress contest on holiday each year when my mum would dress me up as a pea!

bohemiannie! art said...

I turned my kids into Crayola crayons for Halloween one year. Too cute!

Katie said...

I was ET one year and had a great time! Thanks for the chance to win!

quiltmom said...

My favorite costume that I ever made was for our son when he was little. He was a jack o lantern. I made him a few costumes when he was little - a Ninja turtle, a clown, a Power Ranger and a lion. After while, it was more expensive to make them than to buy a ready made costume.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

Once I made a superman outfit. That was fun. Everyone thought it was store bought, so I had to tell them that I made it!

Cheryl said...

I honestly don't remember any of my costumes but I sewed a rabbit costume for my daughter one year that was a favorite.

CynthiaT59 said...

My son was a dinosaur the first time he went out trick or treating. A lady who was shopping at the same fabric store talked me into buying green and purple satin. I still have it! He really didn't like to dress up so for years he was a Ninja...over and over and over again!

Sue said...

My favorite costume was for my youngest son. I tried for a couple of years to get his big brother to go for this costume but no go. The younger on the otherhand was ready for anything! I dressed him up as a Jack-in-the-box! Painted a cardboard box in bright colors, got one of those multi-colored wigs, striped socks and lots of face make-up. He won $25 at the Halloween parade at the local mall and his brother was not happy...told him that he had first go at the idea and didn't want to do it!

Blanje Bleu said...

We don't have Halloween here, but do dress up for carnaval... My favourite was when I won 1st prize dressed as an old lady and no one recognized me...

Karrie S said...

One of my fave Halloween costumes was a homemade Oompa Loompa costume that I won an award for in high school

spiritweaver said...

Black cat

Lee said...

I love the year I made a Clifford the Big Red Dog costume! thank you for the giveaway!

Maria Kievit said...

was never allowed to participate in Halloween, but did send my children out for trick or treat as much as I could. thanks for the giveaway.

Debby said...

I made a bunny costume for my daughter when she was 3, pink fur and all - later on when we saw A Christmas Story the first time there it was!! Never lived it down. By the way, my next daughter wore it as well, it took so long to make I wanted to be sure to get maximum use!

Amy Gay said...

Only a few years ago my 2nd daughter was a tiger and I was the tamer, and my oldest daughter was a dalmatian with my husband as her fireman! We were adorable!

Trinity said...

love those cute patterns! the peanuts theme, wow! and the candy machines, awesome!

nicolesender said...

My favorite costume was a Snow White costume that my mother made!
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