GiveAway Day!!


This GiveAway is now closed, thanks to everyone who entered!!

WooHoo!! Happy 10th GiveAway Day!! 
3 Cheers to Sew Mama Sew for organising such a fun event.


I can never just pick 1 winner so I've got 2 giveaways on offer.

The First one is this bundle of text prints. Lots of fun wordy fabric to spruce up your projects. 

I'm loving this fabric called The Lucky Country by Veritas Designs featuring names of Australian cities, towns and places.
 It even has the Blue Mountains on it. 


The second prize is a lot more colourful! 

This book is such a joy to flip through.  As the title suggests it's full of all sorts of fun, pretty projects for the home. 


You'll want to make every project ...

Okay , here's what you have to do to win one of these  great prizes. 

Answer this simple question...

If you were going to a fabulous fancy dress ball who or what would you go dressed as? 

Of course if you're a super duper follower you can have a second entry.

I'm happy to ship anywhere in the universe. 
The winners will be picked randomly on May 10th at 5pm PST ( or the equivalent in Aussie time) 

Normally I would to reply to comments but it's going to be a busy week of getting around to giveaways so I'll say a big Thank You now for visiting my blog and taking part in the fun. 
Good Luck!  


This Giveaway is now closed - thank you to everyone who entered - and for all your wonderful comments!!
 The winner of the Text Fabric Bundle is JLVerde
And the Happy Home book goes to Lil'Monkeys Mama.



GiveAway Day!!

796 comments

  1. I would go dressed up as Glenda the good witch from the Wizard of OZ!!!!!

    ok LOVE those word prints, I am in love with fabrics with words and letters on them would love to win this

    thanks for a wonderful giveaway !
    Kathie

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  2. Hmmm.... that's a hard one! I think maybe Ursula the sea witch just to buck the system!

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  3. My mind is a blank on your fancy dress question! I've never been to such a party! Thanks for the giveaway- it is very generous of you Rachael!

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  4. And I think you know I follow you!

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  5. I would go as Hit Girl from Kick Ass. I already sing her theme music to scare John if he has been bad.

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  6. Hmmm fancy dress costume? Something glamorous and swishy, maybe something like one of those enormous frocks in Gone With The Wind (also good to disguise my large derriere!).

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  7. I'm a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  8. Seriously cool giveaway Rachael!!
    I would go as The Little Mermaid, I am pretty sure I could rock the tail and the red hair ;-)

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  9. Very happy follower too :)

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  10. I would go as Cinderella! Just for fun!

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  11. I'd go as Scarlett O'Hara in her green dress made from draperies. (First I'd have to find the draperies)!

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  12. I would probably go as Marie Antoinette just because I love the dress

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  13. LOve, LOVe, LOVE the wordy fabric ! I would go to the ball as Kitty Russell from Gunsmoke and of course I would have the hunky Matt Dillon, aka Ranch Man, escorting me ! The deal at our house is I watch westerns with you, you watch Dancing with the Stars with me...that's fair, don't you think !

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  14. I'm a happy hearted follower !

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  15. easier to say what i would not wear- HORIZONTAL STRIPES! Great giveaway

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  16. Love that text fabric - wonderful. I'm thrown for a complete loop on the fancy ball question. I think Calamity Jane, since I'd be far more comfortable in men's style Old West clothing (ooh fringed leather jacket) than I would in a fancy ball gown. Thanks for the giveaway! (and if you draw my name on the book you can draw again...)

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  17. Capt Janeway from Star Trek-yes I'm a geek. I love the texty fabric!!

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  18. what a fun giveaway! I live in yoga pants, so this is kind of a baffling question. I suppose it would just be nice to spend an evening in a fancy dress, but I would still want to be me (can I say that?!)

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  19. Love that text fabric! Does Wollongong rate a mention?

    I'd go dressed as Carmen Miranda. I've liked the idea of balancing a bowl of fruit on my head :)

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  20. Turning 50 this year and I have never been invited to a fancy dress ball. Unless you count Halloween parties - where I usually dress up as an aviatrix.
    Fun giveaway - thanks for playing.

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  21. Oh, I think it'd be fun to go as a queen of England...Victoria or Elizabeth maybe?
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  22. I would go as Rose from Titanic. I love that movie.

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  23. Elizabeth Bennett :) Love those texty prints and the book does look nice

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  24. The curtain that Lucille Ball wore in one of her hilarious skits...just to be funny! I love to make people laugh.
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  25. I am so a follower, I love your blog and web site.

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  26. Following you!
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  27. That's easy! Debra Kerr in the wonderful dress from 'The king & I'. I have always loved that dress since i saw the film as a child (now 38). It's just a shame i will never get to dance with Yul Brynner :(

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  28. I would love to dress as one of the characters from Pride and Prejudice. I love the regency era fashions. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!!

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  29. I would go dressed as The Tardis. Obvs. :p

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  30. I'm going to have to try to find some of the Aussie text fabric if I don't win. I've been to a couple of the places on there. I would dress in Mila Kunis's emerald green 2011 Golden Globes dress.

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  31. I an not much of a fancy dress person (I live on a ranch) but dressing up and going to a ball with Sean Connery as 007 would be right up my alley.

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  32. I always loved Belle's dress from the Beauty and the Beast!

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  33. Thanks for the chance to win! I would probably dress up as a kick-ass wonder woman or some such lady-super hero!

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  34. I'd go dress as Cinderella, the white ball gown, glass slippers!

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  35. What a fun question! I might go as Rapunzel. Because she wears purple and I would love a date with Flynn Ryder ;)

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  36. I would go as the Queen of Hearts. Sumptuous, Outrageous, and just a little scary. ababillis at gmail dot com

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  37. I also follow you with bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. I would go to a fancy dress party as a mermaid! I love that Freycinet gets a mention on that fabric, I live in Tassie and Freycinet is a real treasure :)

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  39. I have a Victorian/ Steampunk bustle dress that I have worn to a wedding, but I would probably make a new one. You can never have too many dresses. Thanks!

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  40. I would go dressed as Marilyn Monroe ;)

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  41. Marilyn Monroe... but I think that's just because I've been watching lots of Smash recently ;)

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  42. I would go as my best version of me in a classic black party dress!

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  43. Probably "Reigning Cats and Dogs" like in that episode of New Girl :D

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  44. I have to say the first thing to pop into my mind was Marie Antoinette! A la guillotine, perhaps. But I would once like to wear one of those really extravagant dresses. Great giveaway! I really love those newspaper prints. :)

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  45. I would go as Princess Kate! she's always perfect, right?

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  46. I would dress as Audrey Hepburn :)

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  47. I can only come up with Cinderella.... Haha:D

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  48. I have a fancy dress party to go to this weekend! My sweet 3 year old wants me to go as a princess, so he can go as a dragon!

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  49. This is a totally wonderful giveaway I'm just loving text prints at the mo!

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  50. I would go as the first female president of the USA. Dream Big! :)

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  51. Well, since I have already done Ursula from the Little Mermaid, I think I would go in a different direction and choose Marie Antoinette. Though I would love the dress I am not sure I could balance the wig!

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  52. I would aspire to look like Princess Kate. She always has the best dresses

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  53. I want the fabric and I'm going as a good witch.

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  54. I'd like to go as Marie Antoinette because her gowns were so gorgeous!

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  55. What a great giveaway! I am in love with texty prints!
    I'd love to put on a costume from Downton Abbey!

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  56. I think I would dress up as "Amy Winehouse - The Later Years" - I love a beehive and black eyeliner! :)

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  57. Audrey Hepburn. She was one classy lady, always very sharp.

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  58. I follow your blog via GFC and Google Reader; thanks for the chance!

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  59. Not anyone in particular, but colonial style dresses are lovely.

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  60. Probably dress like Reese Witherspoon. She always wears such beautiful, clean line gowns.

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  61. I've always wanted an excuse to own and wear that green and white dress that Scarlett OHara wears in the beginning of Gone With the Wind. :)

    (omg yay text prints!!)

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  62. Love those texty prints!!! I would dress up as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, I have always loved her dress! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I follow with Bloglovin'
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I would go as a masked participant in a ball in Venice....love the masks along with the fancy gowns.

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  65. Marilyn Monroe, although it would require some serious modification.

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  66. what a wonderful giveaway :-)
    I'd come as a mermaid... I know, I know, it's not fancy and I won't be able to dance, but it would be fun ;-)

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  67. Hmm... given the choice of anyone, anywhere, I think I'd go as a steam punk princess. :) Love the wordy fabric - thanks for the great giveaway!

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  68. Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.If I could choose I would love the book,please.I would love to dress as princess,bride or some cartoon character.

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  69. Love those black and white fabrics! I'd have to choose something Cinderellaish...but in RED!

    craftystaci@gmail.com

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  70. I'd go as Debbie Harry every time! In fact I went to one dressed as her and had her Heart Of Glass Dress specially made for the occasion!

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  71. Of course I follow your blog!

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  72. I would love to wear one of the costumes from Downton Abbey!

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  73. I'd go as myself. No sense in trying to be anyone else! I'm not very good at actin anyhow. :)

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  74. Catwoman I think - of course I'd need a lot of lipo to pour myself into the full Michelle Pfieffer PVC number, but hey.... :-)

    thanks for the giveaway, the text prints are fantastic.

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  75. fancy dress as in halloween costume or a date with the Queen.
    Well going as Queen or princess works for both...

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  76. I'd want a beautiful feathery ballerina dress like from swan lake :)

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  77. I would dress up as a Disney Princess - love those text prints!

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  78. Hmmm...some kind of Renaissance princess, I'm sure :)

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  79. Eliza Doolittle after the transformation :)

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  80. As a mother of grown children, I would dress as the American Mother (Cora) from Downton Abbey. Your Aussie fabrics are awesome! I'd love to have a bit of that for my daughter who visited this beautiful country for the last two years. She had a wonderful time.

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  81. ohhh. had to think about this... tinkerbell?

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  82. Hmmmmm, probably go as Little Red Riding hood. Not fancy, but fun. Thank you for the wonderful give away chance!

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  83. Belle from beauty and the beast. Love that yellow gown.

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  84. My girls were just in a production of The Little Mermaid so Ariel pops into my head. Not sure how well I could pull it off though!

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  85. I've always wanted to be Cinderella! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  86. Hmm - I would go as Mary Poppins :-) Just because its easy! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  87. I go as a cowgirl. Why not be different!

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  88. I follow you on Blog Lovin.

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  89. I would go as Malificent from Sleeping Beauty

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  90. I'd have to go all out and be Scarlet O'Hara, in her curtain dress. Maybe I'd be the Carol Burnett version.

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  91. Amazing giveaway!! I live in N.Africa so I guess I would go as Scheherazade!

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  92. Alice in wonderland :) Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

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  93. Oooo, Marie Antionette - the queen of extravagance!

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  94. As the character of Cathy from "Singing in the Rain" movie. 1930's girly dress.

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  95. Oh, shoot. I haven't a hot clue! I think I'd just like to opportunity to dress fancy! lol :)

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  96. I think maybe I'd go as Daisy from the Great Gatsby.

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  97. I'd go as Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. Such an elegant and proper lady at the end.

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  98. Who else but Marie Antoinette?? I feel like she knew a thing or two about both fancy dress and balls ♥

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  99. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. lol well since I dont dance or really wear dresses its a hard one ;) but I would say belle from beauty and the beast:)

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  101. I would have to go as myself...I'm not good at pulling any body else off. And I'm one of a kind! ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  102. Oh I'd love to go dressed up vintage, 40's style clothes and hairdo. Thanks for the chance to win, love the text prints!

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  103. Rachael yay for finding an Aussie text print. I was married in the Blue Mountains.

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  104. I'd probably have to dress up in something Jane Austen, not too big and poofy

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  105. Keen to follow you now that I have found you.

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  106. probabaly as a mermaid :) julia.glotova (at) gmail (dot) com

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  107. I would go as Scarlett O'Hara!! atabanana29@gmail.com

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  108. I follow you via GFC! Stacy Alfano atabanana29@gmail.com

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  109. I'm a very kind and warm person, so it would go as someone totally different like Snow Queen:)

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  110. I'm your super hiper follower:)))

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  111. I would love to dress as Christine Daaé from Phantom of the Opera the film, the screen where she is singing on stage! Thank you for the giveaway,

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  112. I am following you on bloglovin too.

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  113. What a great giveaway!
    I think I would dress as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She was always my favorite princess because I'm a big reader too!

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  114. I'm a follower & so thankful for the second chance!!

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  115. Maybe a fairy? I think I would go as Tinkerbell.

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  116. Scarlet O'Hara! (Great question!)

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  117. I'd want to look like Grace Kelly, perhaps in that gold dress she wears in To Catch a Thief (sans turban). Hanging on the arm of a Cary Grant figure wouldn't hurt either ;)

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  118. Marilyn Monroe with the white dress she made so famous

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  119. Fancy dress ball? Sign me up for some Victorian era ball gowns, a la Downton Abbey!

    Thanks for the chance to win! greycatquilts (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  120. I don't know what I'd wear, but I've always wanted to wear a really fancy hat.

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  121. Something sparkly and stunning. Satine from Moulin Rouge.

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  122. I would go as a very glamorous Belle from Beauty and the Beast! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely goodies!

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  123. I would go as either Marie Antoinette or Anne Boleyn. Yeah...they both lost their heads but dang it if they didn't have style.

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  124. Great question! I think I'd be Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. If only I could get my husband to be Mr. Darcy....or I'd be happy to borrow Colin Firth. ;)

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  125. Love the text prints! I would go as Cinderella!

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  126. Belle's golden dress is beautiful....maybe a little less poof. and more prince :)
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  127. I think I would go as a flapper in a dress with a fringy hem trim.
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  128. There are so many things I could go as, but I would want to dress up in a pretty silk vintage number, something with good draping and a small train. Thanks for the giveaway! Both things are great!

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  129. Hmm, I haven't given that any thought! I love long skirts, but no hoops! Perhaps something from around the Victorian era (provided I could breathe in the corset), one of those exquisite dresses I've gasped over in museum displays, full of tucks and fancy details that are simply stunning! It would be a treat to wear such a dress.

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  130. I am terrible at fancy dress!

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  131. I used to go as Scully from X-Files, but as I've got short hair now I'd probably go as Marylin Monroe. :-)

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  132. I think I would have to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I get to wear a fabulous gown, but have a book tucked in the pocket too! ;)

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  133. Probably snow white, any excuse to wear red lipstick :)

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  134. Giselle, from Enchanted - when she goes to the ball in that gorgeous purple gown! I love it! Thank you!

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  135. Well as I can't dance to save myself I would have to go as a wallfower :oD

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  136. I would go as a peony. Ruffly layers and all.

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  137. Amazing giveaway! Love those text prints esp.! I think I would go as one of the girls from Downton Abbey. Their clothes are gorgeous.:)

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  138. I've never been to a fancy dressup ball, but I would love to dress up in something Victorian. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  139. Hmmm - I guess I would go as Molly Ringwald from Sixteen Candles when she is in her sister's wedding and then leaves ad goes to sit on the table with Jake and blow out her candles - awwwweesome!!!!

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  140. I would dress up in a classic Mexican tiered dress, black and red with lots of lace.

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  141. I would go dressed as a nurse. I love text fabrics!

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  142. I would go as Joan from Mad Men ... luv that show!

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  143. I love the texty fabric! I only went to one dress-up dinner thing and it was medieval--went as a princess with my knight in shining armour :)

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  144. I would dress as a Regency girl from one of Jane Austen's novels. audiodropzone (at) gmail (dot) com

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  145. i would actually go a sleeping beauty

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  146. I love the texty print! I think I would love to wear a poufy ball gown.

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  147. hmmmm. i would cry if i had to go to a dress up ball. i suppose since we watch tangled around here about 10 times a week, i could pull off rapunzel. :)

    thanks for the generous giveaway. love the text prints!!

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  148. southern belle, like Scarlet

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  149. I would dress up as Calamity Jane! What fun. :)

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  150. Hm, probably Glenda to good witch, thanks for the chance!

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  151. The Countess Dowager from Downton Abbey. She's so snarky!

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  152. Belle, I like yellow.
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  153. Elizabeth, in Pride & Prejudice. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  154. There is a commercial for a new perfume. It looks like people are dressed up and are like puppets on a string. She is dressed up in white and I seem to think this could be Julia Roberts. I would like to be her. She is a knockout and would just like Cinderella for one night. Thank you for being a part of this Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and giving me the chance to win either the book, good choice, or even the text prints, great baby quilt.

    Sandi Timmons
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  155. Oh yeah, I'm a google and bloglovin follower.:)

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  156. It would probably be the Queen of Hearts for me. Though I'd love to try to rock the Cruella deVille look!

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  157. I think I'd have to say Cinderella. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  158. I'd be dressed as a Hobbit... :-)

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  159. If it was super duper fancy dress I would love for the opportunity to dress like Marie Antoinette. The layers of petticoats, corset and all. Not sure about the wig though!

    Thanks for the chance to win these lovely prizes.

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  160. Oh my, I think I would go as southern belle.

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  161. I would love to go as wise old owl ;)
    have a nice sunny day.

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  162. I'd go as a Yip Yip (those cute monsters from Sesame Street).

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  163. Thanks so much for the chance! I'd have to go as Cleopatra myself!

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  164. I would go as a fairy godmother.

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  165. OOh fab giveaway, and fab question. I would go as the wicked witch from the wizard of oz.

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  166. I really love those text fabrics! I think one is the seed packets from Annie's Farm Stand which is pretty hard to find. Your question is a tough one...I asked my daughter and she says I should go as Snow White. I loved her as a child.

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