Thursday, January 21, 2010

If I Had A Little Girl ~ Giveaway Over

Update: Congrats to Cassidy #82!
She's in Hawaii -- no fair, she should be disqualified for that, but we're an equal opportunity blog :-).


If I had a little girl, she would so be wearing these.


We are getting Fig Tree - Whimsy fabrics.

anticipation....anticipaaaa tion....




coming in February.





Today's giveaway is any pattern by Fig Tree.



Leave a comment about your favorite stuffed animal.

Random drawing later tonight.


I think Harry needs a Stanley, I think I need a Stanley.

good luck~!


99 comments:

  1. I had a stuffed dog. His name was 'Bluey and Whitey'. Can you guess what color he was?? I wonder what happened to him. My daughter (20)still has the teddy bear she was given on the day of her birth. She takes it with her when she travels - to school, home, vacation, Katie Bear is always there. I hope she doesn't have to wonder one day where that bear is.

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  2. I used to have a bunny rabbit that the doctor gave my mom for me the day I was born. When I had my daughter my mom gave me the bunny (she put it up when I got older) to give my daughter on her first birthday last year. She has loved it ever since...

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  3. Oh Corrie, I do have a little girl! And next week she's getting her first big-girl bed. I think she needs some Fig Tree love...

    Right now (yes, I said now)my favorite is a Hello Kitty that's on our bed. She's like a red-riding kitty. So cute!

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  4. I have a big floppy stuffed Elephant by Manhattan Toy I call my Olephaunt. I sleep with it every night - yes I do! I bought him for my daughter over a year ago, but she didn't like him - but I fell in love! I think my husband is jealous!

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  5. My favorite stuffed animal is a rabbit that we have since our son was a baby. His name is Carrot.

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  6. My favourite stuff toy is a little 15cm high pink elephant that my Dad gave me when I was born. My boyfriend's Mum then made me a proper pink elephant "bear" that look exactly the same and they sit together on my bedside table.

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  7. My favorite stuffed animal was one that my mother gave me after an ex-boyfriend dumped me. It hung out on my bed for a bit and then it disappeared. Turned out that my best friend's poodle Henry had discovered it, and befriended it, and was keeping it in his bed. We nicknamed it KristenBear (my name + bear), and KristenBear brought Henry the same comfort it brought me. The original KristenBear was patched and re-sewn and finally had to be retired, but new KristenBears have followed, including some handmade by yours truly. ;)

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  8. my favorite stuffed animal is a long legged, long armed curly haired bear named Ishmael...he also sport a orange and green bow around his neck. what a doll!

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  9. Ahh my beloved PussyCat! Black short hair plush body with the wildest long haired blonde limbs and head. I really loved that cat.
    When you are a child they truly are your friend.

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  10. My favorite is a pale pink fuzzy pig named Cecil. I've had him absolutely forever. I could never get rid of him. My husband has just had to understand this old doll will be in the house always.

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  11. fave stuffed animal, both my boys love dogs, so i would say dogs, but there are some pretty cute owls out there too

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  12. My favorite stuffed animal was a teddy bear. He is missing an eye and most of his fur is gone but my mother still has him in her attic.

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  13. My favorite stuffed animal was a tan dog with brown floppy ears. His neck was long like a giraffe. He was an odd looking fellow, but I loved him.

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  14. My favorite stuffed animal was a pink pig. Got it when I was eight, and still have it.

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  15. I had a Ty bunny rabbit that I loved. I would sleep with it on my shoulder every night. Name: Pink bunny. I was super-creative like that!
    Shawna

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  16. I have a simple brown bear that I love. He was a Christmas present one year, I think. I held onto that bear during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Just a little comfort on a scary, scary night hiding out. Thanks for yet another great giveaway!

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  17. I can't really remember a favorite, but I'm really liking the cute fish on the cover of the pattern. Is his name Stanley? Please enter me in your giveaway!
    Thanks so much!!

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  18. Well, I have a teddy bear that I just loved to death. Still have it, in fact. My favorite would be my daughter's little stuffed cat called Pinky, whenever I see it I recall many fond memories of her childhood. I thought for sure she'd take it off to college with her, but no. It is in really bad shape and she was afraid something would happen to it. Don't tell anyone, but when she comes home she still sleeps with it!

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  19. My favourite stuffed animal would be my bear that I oh-so-creatively named Charity Bear. Every year The Bay (a giant company here in Canada) sells a bear around Christmas and the proceeds go to charity; I've had my bear for about 22 years (I think) and love him a lot.

    My Mum still buys me a new charity bear every year for Christmas which I then donate to the Salvation Army's Toy Mountain to keep the giving going, but I'll never get rid of that first one!

    And I love Fig Tree so I would definitely love to win this giveaway!

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  20. Awww my little girl would just love that. I'm just now getting into making her some clothes and getting really excited about it.

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  21. I had a stuffed rabbit that I loved the yellow (maybe that's why yellow is my favorite color?) fur off of. I remember getting it while at my grandma's house.

    Love the fish though!
    mayhem5@softhome.net

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  22. My favorite stuffed animal...I don't know that I had one growing up, so I"ll tell you about my son's favorite. It is his "buddy." It's one of those little tiny blankets that has a head in the middle...perfect for cars, strollers, etc. Well, he's loved Buddy since he was 6 months old and still does...he's 4 now.

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  23. I actually have lots of favorites, all with memories attached...but maybe the ultimate is my daughters little lamb, it always made her happy when she was just a little baby, and it was given to her by a good friend of mine from high school, so lambie is the favorite I guess :)

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  24. Oh wow I love Fig Tree! I guess my favorite stuffed animal would be a cute little puppy that was given to my middle son. It was just the cutest little puppy :-) And there were a couple of stuffed bears around here that ranked up there too!

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  25. I had a koala bear that my dad gave me after my parents' divorce. Koala bear was my nickname.

    I love Fig Tree anything! Cannot WAIT for Whimsy to come out. Sitting on pins and needles (probably literally, actually).

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  26. my favorite stuffed animal is a small pink ostrich with a white face that my husband (then boyfriend) gave me about 25 years ago ... unfortunately I don't really remember the reason for it ... nevertheless,it still keeps me company in my sewing room. love those fig tree patterns!

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  27. My favorite is Shaolin, a teddy bear that my boyfriend gave me years and years ago. I can't imagine a life without him....

    Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. That apron pattern looks really cute.

    When I was little I had a yellow teddy bear, that only one eye, no nose and was really not that pretty. But, it was my favorite and went everywhere with me.

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  29. I had a stuffed small teddy bear when I was young- still have it- loved him to flatness :)! Now my favs are the ones I make and sell :)

    candy at fiber dot net

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  30. I have a few from when I was 7 or 8- can't select one favourite, Felix the cat,and Bobby the tiger- still have them, cant bear to part!

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  31. The only stuffed animal I even remember (I'm so old!) was a pink bunny that I got one Christmas. I also got tonsilitis that year and I was sooooo sick and every time I looked at that bunny I felt sicker. I told my Mom The bunny was making me throw up! I don't know if I ever came to love that bunny or not. We have pictures of me holding him and looking sicker than a dog!

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  32. Favorite stuffed annimal would have to be the brown corduroy bear I made my son when he was a toddler. He will turn 40 this year and still has that bear ;)
    skeeler@hughes.net

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  33. I have lots of little granddaughters who would look adorable in that!!!

    My favorite stuffed animal is a frog. I have always had a "thing" for frogs and have made a ton of them for gifts, but my favorite is a gift that I received from my sister. It is call Mr. Bumps and he is made from leather. It was a creation of Charleen Kinser and is a real piece of art.

    I love that fish pattern. I may have to do a few of those.

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  34. "Bun" was/is the most loved stuffed animal in our house. He was given to my youngest son, from my grama. On a rare occassion he still makes a guest appearance in public he still resides with my son...I offered to put him away for safe keeping. My son's reply was "NO, he might miss me."
    P.S. my youngest will be 21 in July.

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  35. I had "lamby." She was a little 8" stuffed lamb. My daughter has it today! :) And I would absolutely love to make her one of those play smocks! She's turning 2 in March and is really getting into "creating."
    Thanks for the chance!
    hmscott@charter.net

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  36. I had a stuffed koala bear that my father brought back from Australia for me when he went to coach the women's Olympic track team. I loved all the fur off him. His name was wish. The children's book of the year in Australia in 1952 was Wish and the Magic Nut. I found the book a few years ago and enjoy reading it every once in a while.

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  37. I have a teddy bear that I was given by my grandma the day I was born. It has always been my favorite stuffed animal to this day!

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  38. I was four years old and had to go into hospital alone to have my tonsils out. In those days parents weren't allowed to stay and nurses starched, grim and severe. No nonsense (like crying or missing your mum) was allowed. I had a horrible time but luckily afterwards my parents took me to the toyshop where I could choose something for being so brave... They were steering me in the direction of huge puzzles or big dolls. I wanted a tiny little teddy, who was sitting on the shelf looking at me with a sad face... I thought he understood how I felt and I could not leave him in the shop... he needed looking after... Brownie came home with me and was treasured for ever after. 48 years later, recovering from another operation (appendix this time), he is still sitting on my bedside table with knowing eyes... He knows how I feel!!

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  39. I had eye surgery at a young age and the hospital gave me a big bear that I named Peanut Butter. I loved him so much.

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  40. My favorite stuffed animal is a little bear named Coconut--she went to school with me every day in elementary school and would sit on my desk propped up by my crayon box. She's a very well-educated little bear! Decades later, old elementary school classmates will still ask me about Coconut :)

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  41. My fav is a stuffed teddy bear that is ancient! I got him when I was about 4 so that means he's past the half century marker. Jeez...how did that happen? He is about 10" tall. brown and stuffed with some kind of straw type stuff. He has a hole in his tired old body so you can see the stuffing. He is up on a shelf so my grandchildren won't play with him. He couldn't take the attention.

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  42. I didn't have any stuffed animals that were special to me. My kids do though. My son still has a bear he was given at his birth. It doesn't even have a name but he still sleeps with it (he's 9)

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  43. ACK, love fig tree!!!

    I had a little orange dog that was my favorite buddy as a little girl...when my mom and dad were packing to head to the hospital to have my little brother (I was 5) I put my dog in my mom's suitcase, to their surprise when they unpacked after getting to the hospital....they put it on one of the monitors and was there to great my little brother into this world 32 years ago.

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  45. Mine was a Teddy Bear....not that unusual BUT it was THE TB that my Mom was giving to our newborn cousin. Now I was a bit OLD to be wanting a bear, but I REALLY REALLY wanted that bear. My sweet Mom knew, and got me one too. It is old and threadbare, but I love this bear and the memory of my understanding Mom whenever I see it. BTW....LOVE Figtree, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!!!

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  46. I wasn't into stuffed animals as a child EXCEPT for one Christmas when I spotted a basket of white furry kittens in the Sears Christmas catalog. I wanted those kittens in the worse way. I begged and pleaded and left hints at every turn. Sadly Santa must have run out before he got to my house. I still remember them, although I never owned them...

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  47. Winnie the pooh of course! He's packed away somewhere, though very, very worn. =)

    Kim
    kimrward@charter.net

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  48. Mine was a frog. Kinda weird I know, but he was fun because he was squishy!

    I love the fig tree patterns. So adorable.

    janellepevans@gmail.com

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  49. I didn't have any as a kid, but I fell in love with a teddy bear named Ruggles when I had my son. He fell in love with it too and slept with it every night.

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  50. My favorite stuffed animal was a Bambi pillow my grandma made for me I took it with me to University and as it was falling a part I took a pillow case and stuffed it in it and hugged it that way.

    I absolutely heart Fig Tree designs!!!!

    Andre'a

    mom24iam@gmail.com

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  51. My favorite stuffed animal is a bunny I made from a baby sock about a year ago. I originally made him along with about a dozen others to sell at my daughter's school fund-raising event, but somehow he stayed home with me!

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  52. What a SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    I had a pink rabbit-loved him-can still remember his shredded ears!
    Love,Linda

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  53. What a SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    I had a soft pink rabbit-loved him-can still remember his little shredded ears! Love,Linda

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  54. I made my daughter a stuffed mermaid and she loves it and sleeps with it every night- It's my favorite too because I love that it makes her so happy!

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  56. I actually didn't have a stuffed lovey as a child but my favourite one now is my daughter's stuffed doggie named Gordon.

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  57. I had a doll named Marigold. Now my daughter has it and plays with it.

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  58. My favorite stuffed animal was a dog named "Lassie". I guess that pretty much dates me! Oh, and I still have him.

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  59. Rebecca in TennesseeJanuary 21, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Alas my girls are teenagers now...however, I have a neice due to arrive in May....I could still make for her....her name will be Lilly....how sweet!

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  60. I had a pink bear named Pinky that my grandmother gave me when I was born. He was my favorite and went everywhere with me until one fateful trip to visit my grandmother. He was lost in the shuffle of the 8 hr car ride. My mom says I cried for him for weeks. And I never had another favorite bear.

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  61. I love stuffed animals...I can't even buy them anymore because my husband has forbidden me to. If I could still have a pet net in my master bedroom I would. When I was a little girl I would put all my animals all over my queen sized bed and I could barely see the bed. And NO I don't have a little girl, but I've told all my boys they each owe me one granddaughter! I may have to start planning...

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  62. My daughter has purple octopus, I think this is my favorite.

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  63. Hmmmm...yummy giveaway! Anything Fig Tree is just irresistible ;o).
    My favourite stuffed animal was my little "wauwau" ~ a soft sand coloured dog who followed me everywhere. Luckily (for my parent's sanity) the one who gave it to me as a birth present, was so clever to give 2 identical doggies...well, I definitely KNEW the difference between those two: #1, best-loved wauwau had bigger eyes and a hole in its tummy for little fingers to explore the stuffing...and everytime my mom closed it I re-opened. It just needed to be there...
    As for favourite softies I surely want to make some time: the Phoebe elephant by Melly & me!!
    Cheers, Julia

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  64. I had a rust colored pound puppy named Ralphy, as a joke in high school some guys kidnapped him and held him for ransom. They even took pictures of him and sent them to me!
    I did get hime back eventually!

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  65. My favorite stuffed animal was a bear named Toby. I made him at build a bear on my 16th birthday. Now my little girl plays with him. :-)

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  66. I do have a little girl and have been looking for a pattern for some cute fabric!!! Favorite?? Clifford!!

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  67. I had a teddy bear when I was little, named Bonnie. I *had* to have her to sleep! Now I use a pillow.

    Thanks for the opportunity! The Fig Tree patterns are wonderful. :)

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  68. When I was very young, I had a stuffed animal that had a windup thingy on the back and played a lullabye. The stuffed "animal" was a dog...'s head. Just a head. When I was helping my mom clean out her upstairs recently, we found it and I asked, "How on earth was this not terrifying? It's just a head!" But it was my absolute favorite.

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  69. my favorite stuffed animal is a pig that I got my first year in college. When I had to have emergency surgery (don't ask) I made my roommate go back and get my pig from my bed!! Even though it is missing an ear and it's fur is looking drab, it still sits on my bed. Myirishbaby neillna@nwol.net

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  70. My favorite stuffed toy was a Large Teddy bear rescued from a dumpster by my mother when I was a child. She washed it up nicely and it was adorable. She even made it some clothes. It had a plastic face that was sort of sad with closed eyes. How I loved that bear and it was on my bed until I left home. My nieces and nephews enjoyed playing with that bear as well. Sadly I'm not sure what happened to the old bear but I have fond memories of it. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome pattern.

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  71. My fave's a teddy bear, he used to sing, I broke it, lol. Although he was a "male", I used to dress him with dresses, lol, he came to my life when I was about 5 years old, it was a "little" while ago, LOL, and my pal's still with me, the bad thing he lost his nose, I need to fix it, and he's still wearing dresses, LOL!

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  72. I still have my favorite stuffed animal from when I was growing up--a stuffed rabbit named Peter. Peter's ears no longer stand up, and I gave him a whisker-cut on one side. He's 32 years old!

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  73. I had a cute little bear with a rattle in it. my mom also handmade a doll for me that unfortunately got caught in the rain. hopefully I win so I can make my little girl something :)
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  74. I have a teddy I got when I graduated.

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  75. I got a big white stuffed rabbit from my best friend when we were in grade two or three. I LOVED it - it was the only thing that comforted me when I was sick. In high school we didn't have the same group of friends and then I moved 12 hours away. Now we live within 5 minutes of each other again, see each other every week and have kids the same age that play together. And the stuffed rabbit still gets played with by my girls.

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  76. Corrie!!! I LOVE the little jumper dress...it's perfect for my little girls! Have to think about that one...
    My favorite stuffed animal ~ I had a little frog, makes me wonder where it is at now. My grandmother made it for me, it was the heaviest thing ever, I loved to just plop it right on my chest to sleep at night ~ for some crazy reason, it made me feel kinda safe. The last I remember of him, he had only one eye left and his stuffing was pouring out a rather large hole in his side, but I still loved him! Thanks for bringing back that memory!

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  77. I have a little stuffed lamb that was my first stuffed animal. My mom kept it and now it is in my oldest daughter's room. It has the windup key in it that you turn to play music. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. My favorite stuffed animal is the first one I ever made - a 15" tall camel I sewed for my husband because he said he had one when he was a little boy. It's my favorite because even though it's far from perfect (really far), he displays it proudly in his den for everyone to see. Now that's a supportive fan!

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  79. We raise cocker spaniels (duh..cockermom) and my husband and I each have our own babies. My husband was recently diagnosed with renal failure. Every time he has to spend time in hospital, he always says how he misses Bindi (our little girl cocker). Finally, I found a little stuffed black and white cocker just like her and now it travels in suitcase so it is ready whenever needed! Silly man, really loves having that stuffy with him and tells all the nurses about his little Bindi dog.

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  80. My favorite stuffed animal was a cougar (!?) Our HS mascot was a cougar and I took him thru college, and on to live in Boston when we got married..he went to Hawaii, back to California and on to Idaho. Now I drag my Bernina everywhere.

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  81. My kids both have a stuffed animal each - one a pig (called piggy) and one an elephant (called Ellie, creative with names...) they are my favourites! I think if we ever lost them I would be as devasted as the girls!

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  82. I loved my teddy bear so much that one of my birthday parties was teddy bear themed. Everyone was supposed to bring their teddy bears to the party. At the party we all sat in a big circle with our teddy bears and everyone was supposed to tell the name of their teddy bear. I had never thought to name my teddy bear, so the whole time I was freaking out and trying to come up with a clever name for my teddy bear before my turn came. When it got to me I panicked and said that my bear's name was "Madonna." I never did give it a real name. It's always just been my teddy bear.

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  83. I had a stuffed hedgehog when I was little that I loved. My daughter's favorite is a dog with hearts on it she named Valentine that was a gift from her grandpa.

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  84. My favorite is a stuffed animal that sings that my parents gave to me when I was a baby.

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  85. When Iwas born, My Nana gave me a little stuffed elephant. She is named Pinky. Yes, She is (was) pink. Oringinal huh? Anyway, I love Pinky!!! She has lost all her fur and has had replacement panels sewn in cause she was worn out, But I still have her and she sits next to my bed everyday. xxx

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  86. my favorite stuffed animal was "mumu" a cow that was my my other half foryears!!!
    i couldnt sleep with out him- he will never be forgoten!!

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  87. my favorite stuffed animal was a sweet care bear named Sweet Dreams...loved that bear!
    thanks for a chance
    Brina
    blrohloff at aol dot com

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  88. These are such cute patterns. I love the colors!

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  89. I had a favorite teddy bear, he lives with my daughter Amanda. He is 55 years old this year! His name was Timmy Bear.

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  90. My favorite stuffed animal is this cat my grandmother (who is now passed on) made me when I was little. She was a furry white (not so much now) cat with black pearl eyes, pink cordoray ears, a pink gingham dress...and I loved her dearly. I still do....she packed away to keep her precious.

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  91. My favorite stuffed animal was a plush bald headed baby that held another baby in her arms. My mom probably still has it, she kept all our stuffies for us and I've never bothered to claim mine. Her name was patootie (it was on the wrist bracelet she came with!)

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  92. My great-aunt used to make all of us kids a stuffed doll which we took to bed with us until it wore out, then she would make another. She also made them for our kids until she died at the age of 93. What a gift!

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  93. I just saw that Stanley fish today at a quilt shop here in FL. It was adorable!

    My favorite stuffed animal is a big husky that our cat Butters is terrified of. That sounds a lot worse than it really is. She just hasn't realized the difference between it being a toy and the real thing, and she is the cutest little thing when she gets her dander all up when she sees it.

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  94. What cute patterns! My favorite stuffed animal as a kid had to be my care bear, "cheer bear." My daughter has a Hello Kitty that she loves, and if I had it as a child, it may have baeen my favorite as well.

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  95. I had an orange and brown teddy bear....his name was teddy (I know not very original!!) Love that bear. My brother gave it to me when I was really small. Great giveaway and I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

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  96. How cute! I love that hat pattern, but I haven't even looked at the others yet!

    I had a half cockerspaniel, half golden retreiver named Pepper, since his "nails" were black, and when he was a puppy, it looked like pepper under his thick fur!

    He would jump up and put his front paws on my shoulders and "dance" with me all over the back yard! I miss that doggie!

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  97. My current favorite is my bison. He sings! As a teacher I have a perfect excuse for owning hundreds of stuffies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. Me again.....I can't believe I your wonderful store...been there for over an hour!!! WOWIE!!!!

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  99. I had a raggedy anne doll I couldn't live without. I also have a little girl whom I will be making a quilt for sometime soon.

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