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31 August 2010

It's a Dork-a-Thon - Giveaway (closed) (and Winner)

WINNER Update:  #39 Crystal Arcand, it's you this time!  I will send you an email.  Thanks for making it easy by leaving your email address in the comment section.

You know how I *heart* giveways.  I will be trying to out-do myself in the month of September with some big and little ones (because good things come in small packages too).  Let's call it a Dork-a-Thon - it's catchier than Giveaway Month I think.  I'll be peppering the month's posts with some fun, so check back every few days to see what's up for grabs. 
Let's kick the Dork-a-Thon off with a Vintage Pattern and Fabric Giveaway:

The fabrics are new, but I think they have vintage appeal.  The winner will receive two half meters (close to half yards) of the Marcus Craft Cottons pictured above.  They're a thick quilting cotton and wash up beautifully - one of my own favorites.


And two vintage patterns of their choice.  Charlie's Angels anyone?


I have just shown some possibilities here... of course you can choose two of these, or you can let me know your preferred sizing and I'll surprise you with a couple from my ever-growing stash.  (Warning:  they're almost all girl and women patterns, but I do have one little boy vintage classic.)


WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER?  I dunno, say something vintage.  Name an old t.v. show or a candy you remember from the past.  Crack me up.  And leave your email address so I can contact the winner when Random.org selects them on the evening of Friday September 3rd.  Giveaway open to anyone in North America (sorry overseas, the weight of the package will limit this one, but there will be more giveaways for you soon).


(From now on I will be listing all the winners in the same post as the giveaway.  Once I've chosen a winner, I'll update the first sentence of the post saying who the winner is, so please check back after the closing date to see if it's your lucky day.)

53 comments:

bethany said...

My favorite vintage tv shows are The Mary Tyler Moore show and Laverne and Shirley.

marisa said...

Hmm..My Dad still wishes we were like Ozzie and Harriet!

mommypants13 said...

My favorite old show has to be the Sonny and Cher show, I love them!
mommypants13@gmail.com

MaryAnne said...

Vintage always makes me think of The Brady Bunch!

I'd love to win that toddler girl dress pattern, and anything else you have for little girls aged 1-5!

thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

Lynne said...

I used to watch Nick-at-Night as a kid and my favorite was Mr Ed,the talking horse. Thanks for the great giveaway!

MandiCoulter said...

i guess i have been watching a lot of kids shows with my 2 year old lately but i think of vintage sesame street and the muppets!
thanks for the giveaway :)
mandicoulter@gmail.com

The Cottage Mama said...

Hmmmmm, I guess I like a little Mork and Mindy :-). Love the little girl Easy Advance pattern! Since you said you love giveaways, I'm giving away 5-yards of designer fabric on my blog - here's the link if you're interested: http://thecottagehome.blogspot.com/2010/08/fabric-giveaway-from-me-to-you.html

Have a great night,
Lindsay

Fawn and Flower said...

DONNA REED. I used to watch Donna Reed and Mr. Ed back to back when I was little. When I got older I'd record them and watch them all over again. I used to force my poor Labrador to eat peanut butter so I could pretend she was talking like Mr. Ed. Creepy, horrible pet owner!

Mama Lusco said...

Lawrence Welk on Sunday nights :) Dork A Thon sounds like fun! mamalusco @ ortelco.net

Rachel said...

I have a soft spot for The Munsters for some reason. :)
rdoran1(at)gmail(dot)com

seeking said...

how about the gong show!!

Shanny said...

The courtship of Eddie's father.

:)

Ylime said...

My 4 year old, PZ, has been really into Scooby Doo lately. Some of her new favorite phrases are "vanished into thin air", "that's certainly suspicious", "well gang, looks like we've got another mystery on our hands", and my personal fave, "Jeepers!"

The best though was when she had her little 4 year old buddy over. She saw that he was too frightened to watch the show and she told him, "Don't worry Elliott. Its always just some old dude in a mask!" This didn't seem to relieve her friend, but it cracked her dad and me up!! :)

I'd love something cute to outfit her and her 2 year old sister in. thanks!

Laura Gerencser said...

Awesome giveaway! When I was little, (I'm 18) i loved watching reruns of Magnum PI! I still do on occasion!:)

Brittany said...

Is it sad that 'vintage' to me is The Wonder Years? I remember watching them with my parents when I was little and as I got older I could watch the re-runs on Nick at night!
:o)

nbwiggins@hotmail.com

Jill said...

Da Plane, da plane...
Got to love fantasy island.
jillrenee (at) charter (dot) net

JMoose said...

Those patterns and fabric are great!!! The first pattern for little girls #2740 reminded me of Shirley Temple, but then I thought about it and it actually reminded me of Cindy Brady trying to be Shirley Temple or just when Cindy was real young. The Butterick pattern reminded me of Jan and Marcia Brady. Loved the Brady Bunch!!!
Jess
jessmusumarra@hotmail.com

Leah said...

My favorite show when I was a girl was the Anne of Green Gables on Disney channel.
thanks for the giveaway.
lbroadstreet@tds.net

Erin The Apartment Homesteader said...

Yay for a giveaway!... one thing I can never get enough of. Another one of those things would be John Travolta in Grease. Never gets old.

twomcnews said...

Not a tv show, but when I think vintage, I think of my favorite childhood movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." It's a classic.
twomcnews at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I loved the wonder years and saved by the bell.
sassysarahl@hotmail.com

Vicki in UT said...

I think I am vintage! lol I saw all of these tv shows as first-run shows. Some of my favorites were Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island, My Favorite Martian, Bonanza, I Dream of Jeannie. . . is my age showing yet? hahaha. I learned to sew in 7th grade home ec, when those vintage patterns were the height of fashion. I have a toddler granddaughter who would look so cute in one of those dresses, somewhere between 12-24 months.
vmfisher(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beth said...

The Patty Duke Show! I wanted an identical cousin so bad! I have a 2 year old who would look so cute in some little vintage outfits!
mabbrady(at)yahoo(dot)com

dianne said...

I too am vintage. I remember the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and just about died from excitement watching them on our black and white tv. Speaking of excitement any of your patterns for little girls(granddaughters) size 4 and up would do. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gardening Mommy said...

LOVED Star Trek when I was a kid! Thanks for the chance to win!

Alyssa said...

Not sure if this is really vintage but my usual answer to the question:
How are you?
Just peachy! (which my husband will respond that he is pear-y)

Alyssa_J_S (at) hotmail.com

Anara said...

I don't want to enter, but after reading your post I will be humming one of my children's songs all day:

"Mama's wearing bell bottoms, bell bottoms, bell bottoms. Mama's wearing bell bottoms, what about me?"

Dazzling Delight said...

manamana...do do do do do......manamana da do do do......manamana.......MUPPETS!!!!!!!!!

Farah said...

I was partial to three's company - although i was probably way to young to be watching it! I also love (and still watch) the Muppet Show. farah.heron@rocketmail.com

hawkeyejlp said...

I love the Muppets, and miss M*A*S*H and Hart 2 Hart! The Electric Company on PBS just isn't the same as it was when I was a kiddo.
I love vintage patterns but my figure isn't pattern-friendly with the need for a FBA. My waist is 29" so that's what I start with. Thing #2 is 5 years old and is much easier to clothe.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

mrsdanigirl8 said...

I couldn't be farther from vintage so the only thing I can think of to mention are the cute simple cabbage patch dolls of my childhood :)

simmworksfamily (at) gmail (dot) com

Melissa said...

I was Mary Tyler Moore for Halloween one year and I love the brady bunch!

melissanewmyer at gmail dot com

Attilio said...

you are so gr8.September is a great month (heehee my b'day) i know being from malta doesnt qualify me for "Thon 1" but wanted to join in the vintage rememberence!
we like saying 'Goodnight JonBoy!' the children keep asking who JonBoy is!!!
my cousin is forever saying 'nanunanushazzzzzzz' from mork and mindy!
becky bpbajona(at)maltanet(dot)net

K M Steddum said...

"It's always Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!"--Jan Brady

I was a middle child and always related to Jan.
--Kristine

Cathy said...

How about Happy Days? Not my generation, but I wanted a poodle skirt sssoooo badly! My favorite candy was some chocolate that my military brother brought to me from Germany. To make it last, I would eat one piece a day while on my lunch break from work. It always seemed to put me in such a good mood....then I found out why... It was LOADED with alcohol! I'm glad I decided to make it last. I may have had a problem going back to work had I binged! Little girly patterns for an average sized two year old and up would be great.

Laurel said...

Andy Griffith!

-Laurel

Serena84@yahoo.com

amira said...

I was in love with Kit from Nightrider when I was little and I still enjoy watching reruns of the Lawrence Welk show. What fun! I'd love to win fabric and a random vintage pattern!
amira@byu.edu

Anne said...

One of these days Alice, straight to the Moon!

jazznn@hotmail.com

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

OMG, I *NEED* that red vine fabric!!!

*regains composure*

I grew up watching The Dukes of Hazzard and Wonder Woman with my cousin. And then going outside and playing Dukes of Hazzard.

Go figure.

crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

indywriter said...

I am currently teaching a course on American Pop Culture. My first class meeting I took my record player and some 78s, 45s, and 33 and a thirds. None of my students had ever seen a 78. The one I played for them? The Tattooed Lady by Skeets MacDonald (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=788KAEN38V0&feature=watch_response). For a song from 1950, it was pretty racy! And to think it belonged to my sweet, Bible-toting Grandma!

We have also watched Father Knows Best and Ozzie and Harriet in class. I love Father Knows Best. I guess I'm an old 34.

Avery's Mama said...

Your posts are always so interesting. I love how you throw sewing "rules" to the wind and create!

Does it get any better than the A-Team, Dukes of Hazard, or Magnum PI? I still love watching reruns!

Cristi
plainjane19@cox.net

sew happy Stacy said...

We now have a "retro" station and I have loved watching all those old shows my mom would watch and I hated because they weren't Brady Bunch or Tom and Jerry. Some of them are "Chips", "Emergency", and "M*A*S*H". Such fun.

betsy said...

What would we do baby, Without Us?
What would we do baby, Without Us?

And there ain't no nothing we can't love each other through.

What would we do baby, Without Us?

Sha la la la! (you cant forget the sha la la la!!!)
~Betsy, fellow sewing dork

Melissa said...

And the beat goes on...the beat goes on...la dee da dee dee, la dee da dee da...drums keep pounding a rythm to the bra-ain!
Seriously, I love Sonny & Cher!

And Care Bears, Rainbow Brite & The Original Strawberry Shortcake.

You have the best adult vintage patterns. I really need to look more closely when I thrift.

Lori said...

Ohhhh...I see a Christmas quilt in the making. Just the right thing for snuggling on the couch and watching reruns of all the good TV of the past...giggling at Gilligan; bopping with the Brady Bunch; partying with the Partridge Family!

joshua said...

*note- joshua is my husband but Im borrowing his account* ^_^I just found your blog today! I wasn't going to try for the giveaway but the vintage patterns are too much to resist! My husband looks just like John Travolta from Grease and we love vintage designs, especially when trying to find clothes for a little girl these days!

doherty843@gmail.com

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Ready for my old show? "Who's the boss?" I can't believe I just admitted that to the world!!!

P.S. Melissa from Until Wednesday Calls sent me :)

hosiewosie said...

how about "Get Smart" I think that was on in the 90s is that vintage enough?

Hands Sew Full said...

I am here as well from Until Wednesday Calls! I have visited before but I am new to blogging and hadn't figured out how to post yet! I loved "Speed Racer" and "Shirley Temple"! Oh how I prayed for my ringlets to be full and bouncy like hers! Favourite Candy....Pixie Sticks! Love that first fabric....I think I am hooked on swirls lately! 12apronstrings@gmail.com

Nancy's Couture said...

When I was young I used to The Dukes of Hazzard. I just knew I would marry Bo Duke. LOL!
nmbrumfield@yahoo.com

asklisam said...

Hmmm how about some SOAP and Dallas!

Nancy said...

I hope I'm not too late! I don't actually remember these (before my time) but my Grandfather loves Walnetto candies. And he always wants to share them with us, but no one else likes them! Thanks for the great giveaway.
spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

A Mom's Choice said...

I love lucy is a show we watch a lot at home.