Thursday, January 22, 2009

Giveaway Weekend is Here!

The Winners have been announced HERE!

Tuesday Night - Edited to add: I have been sick.....Yeah, we will talk about that later. Comments are still open. I will announce the winners on Wednesday.

If you are reading this I am in the Great Smoky Mountains with my wonderful husband having the time of my life! I didn't want to leave you all behind with nothing fun to do around here, so I decided on a fun little giveaway. For every 10 comments I will give away 1 pattern from my shop. So if there are 50 comments I will giveaway 5 patterns, this way everyone has a good chance of winning if they enter. The more comments the more fun we will have! To enter all you have to do is make me smile or laugh. Yes! That's all! I had this idea of going on my trip and getting all of these funny happy emails from all of my favorite people when I check my iPhone. Then all of you could get a good laugh reading through the comments! It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a funny little something that your kid said, a corny Laffy Taffy joke (I love those), your favorite saying or joke, or something funny that happened to you.... doesn't matter!

Here is one of my favorite You Tube videos to get ya laughing! I will announce the winners here on Tuesday.... See you all soon!

{PS. Remember to leave an email address and the name of the pattern you want. And if you have some extra time to browse you can check out all of my Blog Followers at the end of my side bar! It's such a fun new feature!}


Jaime said...

I am squishing those little tiny ants that are crawling on my computer as I sit here and read this. Does that count as funny, maybe I will have better material tomorrow. (Madeline 5t)

Lisa said...

I was just looking at the Miss Madeline pattern and clicked over to your blog and here is a giveaway--so that is the pattern I'm hoping for!! To make you laugh: yesterday at dinner we were talking about/trying to crack our knuckles. My 3-year-old daughter said, "I can't do that, I can only do the church." (as in here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people). My husband almost fell off his chair laughing, so maybe you'll giggle a little too!

Dawn said...

I've been waiting for the warmer weather and eyeing the Miss Madeline in the bigger sizes. My 3 yr old told me this morning she was making dinner tonight-chicken on the bone (what my girls call roast chicken) and broccoli. She's cooking it in her Dora kitchen in 20 hours. She already made my breakfast in her kitchen-yogurt and coffee :)

Tricia said...

I have a habit of sitting in my car after church (while my husband talks FOREVER) and honking my horn at unsuspecting people when they walk by. I don't do it at old people just a few specific people. One of the boys is 13yrs old and is trying to be cool and grown up but when I honk my horn at him he screams like a girl.

I'm should be ashamed but it is soooo funny!

I already have the Molly pattern and would love Miss Madeline in the larger sizes.

Have fun on your trip. There is some GREAT quilting stores in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forege. My favorite is Machine Quilting by IVA in Sevierville. It is fabric heaven.


Anonymous said...

Hi Samantha--If Frosty the Snowman and a vampire had a baby, what would they call it??


I'm in Wisconsin. It's cold here. Do you miss WI??

I don't know what pattern I want, other than the new on you're working on drafting so that some of it can be pattern testers. THAT's the one I want. :) (Am I starting to sound like a nag yet??? LOL)

Anonymous said...

Hi Samantha,
I hope you have a great time!

Here is a joke I just read.

Why don't many blind people sky dive?
It scares the dog too much

I'd love to win the larger Miss Madeline pattern. :)

One Boy One Girl Boutique said...

Hi, I have admired your patterns for a long time and would be the happy owner of any of them but if I win I think I'd start out with the Miss Molly...looks too cute
You can reach me on my blog

As for something funny, let me try to think while I sit here at noon still in my pj's LOL.
Ok, online today I read something that I thought was funny and true
"If my house is clean my computer must be broken"

The other funny thing I can come up with is...I live in Florida and this morning our water pipes were frozen. My hubby went out in his robe and used my hair dryer to defrost the pipes. That was something to see!

Have fun on your trip :)

Anonymous said...

Well, my little girls (2 and 4) were playing a game when I told them to wash up for dinner. "In a minute, we need to finish the game!" was the reply. Hey, I asked "Who is the boss around here!" Without hesitation my 2 yr old replied "God". "Well, yes, He is, but I am number two so get going!" I thought that it was a pretty funny answer though. :)
Oh, and I would love the Miss Molly dress - it is adorable, as are all of your patterns!

Deanne said...

I am a homeschooling mom of four little girls...never a dull moment.

Lately one of the twins has started asking "why" to everything...Everything! My other children had never done this so it has been trying.

It's time to go to bed: "why"
Please pick that up: "why"
you need to drink your milk: "why"

Finally I had enough and told her no more saying why, it's too much and mommy doesn't like to hear why so many times in a day. Her reply "what, what mommy...I say what"

"No, you just need to stop asking why about everything"


"No, just why"

"what, mommy, I ask what"

so now when I say it's time to pick up: "what"
time to lay down for a nap: "what"
please drink your milk: "what"

Kids can be such stinkers! I feel like I walk through my days as part of an Abott and Costello (sp?) routine.

So far as a pattern, I would love to have either size of Miss Madeline. It's a great looking dress that covers appropriately...harder and harder to find anymore.

trying traditional at g mail dot com

Rebecca said...

We get daily laughs from our cheeky toddler - her recent antics include licking the cat, bossing around her big sisters, and approaching strangers and poking them before starting up a conversation. (I'd love the Miss Madeline is little sizes - thanks for the chance!)

Ruthanna said...

My son recently told my nieces that he likes to eat earwax...ok, so maybe that's just gross, but I think that it was an early attempt at humor that still cracks those girls up. I would love the Madeline pattern, I've been thinking about getting it...

ruthannaseger at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Hmmm we're having a napless day today, so the funnyies are few and far between, but what made me smile this morning was hearing my 9 1/2 month old daughter repeatedly call the cat "dada." LOL

I'd love Miss Madeline in the smaller sizes if I win! :)

Kristin -- kristin . wu @ gmail . com said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time -- the mountains must be beautiful! I love the Miss Madeline dress pattern that I've used for my daughter so much that now I'm hoping to get it in the smaller sizes as well.

Here's my daughter's favorite knock-knock joke to keep you smiling:

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Interrupting cow.
Interru --

Now, if you are five years old, as she is, repeat every hour or two ad infinitum...

Nicole said...

I have most of your patterns already....Can I have an IOU for Miss Lilly?? :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. A lot. really.

As for the funny, Um, My 3 year old got a Cinderella Barbie for Christmas. I have resisted Barbie, but finally caved. She immediately undressed her and said "Mom! She has milkers (what my breastfed kids call breasts)." I confirmed that yes indeed, Cinderella does have breasts, and she said "Well, where is the baby to drink the milkers?? Do you think she is sold separately?" Yes, we have now drastically reduced or TV viewing! LOL

Nicole said...

oh, and my email is: littlehousebigcity AT mac DOT com.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Do you know what is funny? No, actually it is sad. I've been trying to think of something funny to type here since first thing this morning. Still nothing! Can I still be entered in the drawing even though I am not funny?!

I just came across your blog this past week and immediately fell in love with the Miss Madeline dress. So much in love, that I emailed several people yesterday with a link to it! Just had to share the love! Anyway, I would love to get the larger size Miss Madeline pattern. Thanks!

Marlya said...

I hope you're having a great time! I'd love a chance to win a Miss Molly pattern in the smaller size, I adore that pattern. My funny story is that I made my wedding dress in the three days before my wedding. On the way to the church in the bridal car I had little Miss Five who was my flowergirl chatting away to me. One of the bridesmaids said to me jokingly "Marlya next time you get married, give yourself more time than three days to make the dress!" Miss Five looked confused and said "No, you can just wear this one again" and pointed to my dress. I laughed so hard-- I hadn't even got married the first time yet!!

SweetPeaknits said...

Hope you are having a good time and the climate is warmer than 'tis here.

A Joke by my little 7 year old.

What's black, white, black, white, black, white, black, white? A penguin rolling down the hill.

What's black, white and red all over? A newspaper.

He make me chuckle. (Madeline age 5).

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I just came here from The Homespun Heart. She made the Madeline dress for her little ones and I am in complete love!

Our recent funny (that we're still laughing about): my little boy (4 tomorrow) has been on a streak. His little sister got sores on her feet from a pair of shoes and while Daddy and I were taking care of the sores I asked him to give me a q-tip. Jonathan was more than happy to do so all the while professing very loudly and heroic like, "Jonathan Doctorman! Jonathan Doctorman!" Yep, no need for superman, spiderman, batman or any other "" in this house. We have "doctorman".

I can't wait to browse through your blog.
Thanks for offering this give-away.


Allison said...

I hope you are having fun! I have the Miss Madeline pattern and would love to have the Miss Molly pattern.

Here is a knock knock joke my little 4 year old loves to tell:

Knock Knock
Who's There?
Boo who?
Aw, don't cry!

Allison (

jenn said...

This just reminds me of the last time my husband and I went away together, to Vicksburg,MS, we came back with a little surprise. We sometimes call her Vicki, but her real name is Emma.. have fun!

Colleen said...

There are some great jokes above. Here is mine to add to the list:

A senior citizen couple is sitting in their livingroom talking about their life as newlyweds. The wife gets all worked up thinking about it and says "Honey, let's run upstairs and make love right now!" The husband replies, "I can one do one or the other!"

Erin said...

My son's favorite joke is:

Why do seagulls go to the sea?

Because if they went to the bay, they'd be bay-gulls (bagels)!!

I love your dress patterns! I have the two listed already, and I have been waiting patiently for Miss Lily to come ot since I saw a photo you poated a while back!

jellaan said...

Hope you are having a good time on your trip. Reading through all the comments has given me a lot of laughs and reminded me of my kids a few months back. Both my kids have been breastfed and as my daughter started getting her own dolls both my son (3) and my daughter (1) started carrying the dolls around under their shirts like they were breastfeeding the babies. It was cute! I enjoy reading your blog and your patterns are so cute. I would love the Miss Madeline (my daughter's name, plus I love the dress) in the smaller size.

Stacy Gibbs said...

Hey! I would love to enter your giveaway! I would love your new pattern "The Lily" if it is available yet, if not I love the "Miss Molly" dress!

Someone sent me this video, the other day of this poor man doing a rendition of Beyonce's Single Ladies video. It is funny, and disturbing all at the same time! (Bless his heart!)

I hope I win! thanks so much!

ElizabethJ said...

Hello! I just discovered your blog and your patterns and am so glad I found you! I am just beginning to sew myself (though my mother is a master seamstress so I feel somehow her skills were absorbed into my brain throughout my childhood.) I am in love with sewing especially now that I have 2 little girls of my own and want to make them adorable matching dresses. You have just the style that I love! Anyway something to make you smile:
The other day my 5-yr-old son was quietly coloring at the table when he suddenly said, "We need to turn on some music!" So my 3-year-old daughter immediately said, "OK!" And she then began to sing loud and clear her own little tune with the words, "Na na na na!" as she skipped around. It was so funny. I think we were all thinking my son meant for us to hook up the iPod or something, but our daughter's version of turning on some music was much better!
If I were to be a lucky winner, I would love the Miss Madeline pattern for 6 mos to 4 years. It's so sweet! PS, I am so looking forward to the upcoming Miss Lily pattern too! Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hope you're having a great time! I have the Madeline pattern and have used it numerous times, now I need the Molly pattern in the smaller sizes.... 19 month old wakes every morning singing "Hallelujah, Halelujah" It was part of a song from the kids Christmas program at church and she heard my son sing it so much that now she sings it ALL the time! 5yr old son's joke: What happens when a snake eats a penguin? He's just going to spit him out!

I can be found at 303belleque at comcast dot net

Alisa said...

I'm not sure this will make you smile or laugh, but I will certainly try. BTW, hope you are having a fabulous time (I'm just a wee bit jealous.)

My husband took the kids to the pool a few weeks ago. Later he was grumbling about the girls pants being the same. Which is true, they are the same, but different size. Which I mentioned to him. "Yea, Melissa said hers have a 6 in them so I looked and they both have a 6, one just has a little 'x' beside it." To me it was funny, just picturing him trying to puzzle that one out. What is obvious to a woman, not so much for a guy. :-)

If I would be so lucky to win, I would love the Miss Madeline in the larger sizes - I love that pattern!

Anonymous said...

My 2 year old son mimics his 4 year old sister constantly. On Christmas we stopped by Uncle Terry's house to drop something off. As soon as he opened the door to greet the kids, Caleb yelled "I da princess".
We've been working on "I'm a man!" now.

I hope you are have a delightfully relaxing time away.
I would adore the Madeline dress pattern for little girls.

Charree said...

The little girl that I nanny has blond hair and is always cracking me up with the things that she says. When she was 2 1/2 years old she was spinning/twirling around in the middle of my living room. Then she says "Hey look, I'm a ditsy blond" instead of I'm a dizzy blond. I just laughed and couldn't figure out how I could explain to her the difference.

I hope that your trip is very restful and relaxing.

What a great giveaway idea. I really like the Madeline dresses.

Have a blessed weekend!

little dresses said...

Hey Friends!

We are having so much fun! and all of your comments are really cracking me up... Every time my phone *dings* I can't wait to check it! This is so much fun!

We are going to visit The Biltmore Estate tomorrow, I can't wait!


Vicki said...

I just found your site and what awesome patterns you have. I let my daughter look and she said "Maybe one day you could make me a dress." She really stressed the one day part. I guess I have good intentions but don't follow through as much as I should. Too funny!
Vicki in Ga

Anonymous said...

I already posted a sweet and funny, but I have to tell I got the best compliment yesterday off an outfit I made my daughter and it included your Madeline dress. I shortened the Madeline to a top and made it with cherry fabric with black background. I did the waistband and matching pants in a black and small white dots fabric. It's super cute and everywhere she goes she gets compliments about it. Yesterday we were at a birthday party and my friend's cousin just about ripped it off of her when we walked in. She talked through the entire party about the top. This girl is 19 years old and I had to pay attention or she would have stole Emily's right off of her! Then when we got home I took something to my neighbor and Emily followed me, my neighbor seen her and GASPED then said I HAVE to make one for her daughter!

Oh and something son is in kindergarten and when I picked him up from school on inaugeration day, he said, "We have a new President momma, That Bomb Man." Even though we have corrected him, that is what he insists on calling him.

303belleque at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I thought I already sent this but let me try again....
My 8 year old son is always making up jokes to tell the family. Here is one of the better ones:
What do you call a lizard that uses the bathroom alot?.... a "commode"-o-dragon :)
Madeline in the larger size (I have the others!)

Mama Lusco said...

Love your blog, patterns, and reading these funnies! The girls look so cute in their Miss Madelines that I'd like to try Miss Molly next....

Abby's favorite joke right now is this: What do you call the horse next door? The Naaayyyybor.

Her last favorite: What do you call a chubby jackolantern? A plumpkin.

Enjoy your time away! :) Angie

Linda B said...

Hi Samantha,
I've been following your blog for several months and have even purchased the Madeleine pattern last fall. I'd love to win your Molly pattern in a size 6, but I'm terrible at remembering jokes. I was thinking about my pastor, who can't miss sneaking a joke or funny story into every sermon. Speaking of church, a funny thing happened when my nephews, Daniel age 8 and Adam age 6, moved to a new town and started attending a new church. Daniel was really shy, and after the collection was taken up, he began to stress out about taking communion in front of this big congregation of strangers. He kept changing his mind from taking communion or not taking communion, until finally Adam chirped up, "Daniel, you have to take communion - you done paid for it."

Madaline Jane said...

Hi Samantha.

Hope you are having a wonderful trip! I have a good story for you. My daughter got a barbie car for her birthday last year (she was turning 4). My son,6, went up and got her a barbie from her room to put in the car. She was missing her top and he commented on what big muscles she had on her chest. You can guess where he was pointing. :)

I'd love a Miss Molly. How is that new pattern coming? I can't wait to test it!!! So exciting.

Have a good trip!


Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

My name is Stephanie and I'm from So Arkansas. I love your Miss Madeline pattern.

My 3yr old asked the other day about those things on her know the Duck Hills...oh you mean Goose Bumps!

Love the Smokey's...we went there on our honeymoon!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your blog and love your patterns. I'd love either the Miss Molly or Madeline (in smaller sizes). They are adorable.. Hope you are having a great time on your trip. I'm terrible at remembering good jokes but I'm going to try to think of one and come back! :)
My email is

Anonymous said...

My son wants to know if the tooth fairy still comes if you accidently swallow the tooth?

He lost his tooth eating corn on the cob yesterday and swallowed it! Yes, the tooth fairy still came. I told her she is like Santa and knows everything.

303belleque at comcast dot net

busygnomes said...

Our neighbours Grandad passed away last week and we were having a chat to our five year old about it.
Joseph," I don't want to be buried in the ground"
Dad,"It's only your outerbody that is buried, your spirit fly's up to be with God in Heaven"
Joseph,"But how do you know when you are going to die?, does God come down from heaven and whisper in you ear to run out in front of a car?
Just laughing now.
We have obviously said "get off the road, the cars will run you over." way too many times.
Oh, I'd love miss madeline in the small pattern.

Julie said...

My 4 yr. old (this month) daughter has a favorite church song, "God put a rainbow in the cloud". One of the lyrics is "Jordan deep and Jordan wide.." Claire says, "Jordan deep and Jordan lied" (She has a cousin named Jordan, wonder if it has anything to do with Jordan lying?!) :) SO funny! Anyway, I hope you are having a wonderful time in the mountains; they are beautiful! I am new at reading your blog but I love it! :)

As for the patterns, that's difficult! I LOVE the new Lily(that's my youngest daughter's name) pattern and the Madeline is my next fave! :) You do great work!

Anonymous said...

Hi Samantha!! Here's a link to my *FAVORITE* Miss Madeline dress I've made - and the easiest!
I did add a flounce on the bottom but left off the sleeves and the empire waistband. I need to send pictures to you since I can't figure out how to load them into Flickr! duh!
And yeah - whatever happened to Miss Lilly? I was going to test that for you over Thanksgiving weekend!! yikes!

Ok - you wanted a funny and I just got off the phone with my 'baby' - when she was about 6 we were driving in the car and she was telling us how at her new school she told them we were Jewish. Her older brother and sister about jumped out of their skins JEWISH?!?!! We're not Jewish we're Catholic! She replied with yeah, but we love Jesus and he was Jewish, so we must be Jewish!

Hmmm - the logic of a 6yo! Who is now a software developer! LOL!!

Ok - if I 'win' give my pattern to the next person down - I already have them *ALL*!!! Lucky me!!
from Sparkle!

Anonymous said...

My eight year old just told me this joke:
What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus?
I want to hold you hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand. LOL!!!
Miss Madeline smallest size

Anonymous said...

i have a three year old toddler and a 4 month old baby. i have been trying to get my 4 month old to be sleep trained so i have beeb letting him cry it out a bit fot his night time sleep. for martin luther king jr's birthday, at pre school i guess they had to finish the sentence "i have a dream..." her teacher tells me my three year old toddler's reply was "i have a dream that my little brother will one day stop crying!" hope this put a smile on your face as i would LOVE to be a winner of your , miss madeline pattern... :)

Anonymous said...

My three year old was watching t.v. at his grandma's house. We don't have cable so he gets to see new shows at her house. I asked him what he was watching and he seriously said poo poo. I looked to see and he was watching Winnie the Pooh. It was funnier hearing how he said it, but maybe you will still laugh. I love the "Miss Madeline" pattern. My email is ajhackerott at hotmail dot com. Thank you for this giveaway, it would be very fun to win!!

Kristena said...

Found this one the other day...

According to a news report, a certain private school in Victoria,
BC recently was faced with a unique problem.

A number of grade 12 girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

Every night, the maintenance man would remove them and the next day, the girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that something had to be done.
She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.

He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it.

Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

I love the Miss Madeline dress and have been contemplating getting it so I can make one for my niece. :)

Jaime said...

This morning I saw that my husband found our nearly two year old's mechanical tooth brush, that I couldn't find last night. He said he found it in her hand, with the other end in our dog Buddy's mouth. Yuck! (Madeline 5T) Love your blog, you always make me laugh.

muralimanohar said...

When my boy was about to turn ten, he was very excited about it. During one conversation, he made a comment, in all seriousness, about turning the big 1-0. We haven't let him live it down yet. :p

Love the Molly pattern! I can be reached at spammed2002 at yahoo dot com. Thanks! :D

Kris J. said...

had to post to make it 50, whether or not i make the cutoff, lol.

sweet/funny - every night i say to my 2 year old daughter, "good night, faith. i love you, my smart, beautiful girl." well now she has taken to saying back, "love you too, mama, you is smaht and bootiful!"

i adore the molly pattern, so sweet! :)

Tricia Webb said...

My 5 year old grandson's father was out of town on business for 9 days. He went into my daughter's bedroom one night and said "Mama are you loney?" (His version of lonely). She said a little and he crawled in bed with her and said "Well, I can't let you be loney so I am sleeping with you!) They say the cutest things! I would really like the Miss Molly pattern; I have Miss Madeleine

Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling a little better today.