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5 or so Days of Holiday Happy - Day 1

November 20th, 2010

5 or so Days of Holiday HappyWelcome to my 5 or so Days of Holiday Happy - 5 or so days of celebrating Gnoma Claus from my Holiday Happy fabric. Five days, maybe more… all things Gnoma. And not all 5 or so days in succession, either. It wouldn’t be very gnome-like or Santa-like to not be secretive (and mischievous), but projects and goodies await in the days to come.

Every day of 5osDoHH - I’ll give a little charm pack of Holiday Happy to one lucky commenter who answers the question of the day.

If you’d like to shop for some Holiday Happy, you can find a list of online and brick & mortar stores here.
5 or so Days of Holiday Happy - Day 1

I’m kicking off Day 1 of 5osDoHH with a downloadable printable - a sheet of Gnoma Notes. Little notepaper for all kinds or reasons.  Print.  Cut.  Write stuff.
5 or so Days of Holiday Happy - Day 1

5 or so Days of Holiday Happy - Day 1Download a copy of the Gnoma Notes PDF file here.  Leave a comment if you want to play for the charm pack.

Q:  When you were a kid - what was that best/most memorable toy you wanted/got.  Mine was a red Panasonic “Ball & Chain” Panapet radio.

EDITED IN 11/22/10:
Winner picked for this day has now been picked (by random.org), and is… comment #208 Melanie! After reading her comment… I’ve been twirling my arms backwards ever since reading it! Congrats, Melanie!

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289 Responses

  1. The fabulous Tracy Canham allegedly said:

    Mine was a little doll called Sweet April I also got her house and play set. I think that was the christmas I made my Mum get up at 5am. :)

  2. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    These are super cute! Could you include the note about the dog poop in the next download? (not that I have THAT problem . . . or anything like it)
    Thanks so much!

  3. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Oh! My most memorable present - I got a dollhouse. Back in the day (~60ish) they thought making them out of bendable metal sheets was super cool and that’s what mine was. It had molded plastic furniture and was a 2-story deal with super sharp and deadly edges that always seemed to find new ways to expose themselves while I was playing. I loved that dollhouse and I still have a scar to prove it!

  4. The fabulous Quiltjane allegedly said:

    Those gnomes are so gorgeous. I would love to place one in my garden. I really wanted the lego set with the clear blocks and lights that worked. Santa did drop one off and I still have it 40 years later.

  5. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    although a boy named Tim in second grade told me there was no Santa…I knew he must be wrong after I received the Barbie RV…all put together ready for my playing pleasure one year, many years ago. The spirit of Santa will always live in my heart!!

  6. The fabulous Sonia allegedly said:

    Something that is important to me was at xmas we would get Terry’s choc orange and now I buy it for my family at xmas. The gifts were always plenty and great but the chocolate was so special.
    Thanks so much for the cute notes, they are going to be so much fun.

  7. The fabulous Melody allegedly said:

    Of course I’d love to win I adore presents, adore the note pad pages too.

  8. The fabulous Missy Ann allegedly said:

    My Barbie Dream House. *sigh* Best Christmas morning ever! The thought of it still brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart.

    Sure I play more with the emerald & diamond earrings from the husband these days - but shhhh… don’t tell, The Dream House is still tops in my book.

    Also! Finally scored my copy of 100 Quilt Blocks yesterday. Yay!!!

  9. The fabulous Pretty Soon allegedly said:

    My most memorable gift was a Lite Brite. I saw a commercial for one the other day and I had a serious flashback. Thanks for the free download.

  10. The fabulous Stacey allegedly said:

    mine was a baby alive toy, about 25 years ago, and i was so freaked out by it, my mom had to return it!!!

  11. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    My favorite present was a ‘FLIRT’ transistor raido. SO COOL!!!! you could carry it over your sholder with the strap and it had a small storage compartment at one end. This was just heaven for a 13 yr old.

  12. The fabulous Lynn Osborne allegedly said:

    My most precious gift was a cross pendant that was my first piece of fine jewelry. It was picked out by my dad and he traded a couple pieces of his knife collection for it. Thanks for the cool download too!

  13. The fabulous Scott allegedly said:

    okay so I will confess here and here only that the toy I remember really wanting and getting (much to my father’s chagrin(sp?)) was a Big Jim Action Figure (note….NOT doll, okay, already?) and the Big Jim Camper set with RV unit and an axe. Big Jim had this bicep action where he could pop a steel band on his arm….cool, huh?

    sheesh, some people will confess anything just for a little Gnoma….for the record, I was only eight years old…..

  14. The fabulous Jennifer (quiltingmom) allegedly said:

    Love the notepapers! My most memorable toy was a doll my mom made me at the height of Cabbage Patch mania. This one was handmade and now my daughter plays with her!

  15. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    My elder sisters had those ball-and-chain Panasonics, you made me smile! My very favorite was the year my sisters got Hoppity Hops and I got a Pogo Stick. I’m sure I did permanent damage to my feet trying to make the World’s Record in hops, but oh, I loved that Pogo Stick!

  16. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    Definitely Medieval Legos. They were introduced when I was 9 or so. And then my Nintendo in junior high school! I was always a dork….

  17. The fabulous Johanna allegedly said:

    I know that I really wanted to have one of those portable nintendo thingies (and I completely forget what to call them!). My cousin had one and every time she came over we would spend hours on that thing.
    My parents never allowed it, though :)
    And I am old enough now to thank them for this :)
    PS: love the note cards, my printer will get busy tonight :)

  18. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Thank you for the note cards Monica - they look so cute!

    When my brother and I were little we really loved Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (yes, I’m really THAT old). So my favorite gift was the matching cowboy/cowgirl outfits we received from Santa one Christmas long, long ago.

  19. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    Has to be the TWO, you heard that right, two cabbage patch kids I got in 1983! Both my aunts were hunting for the dolls for me (it was the only thing on my list that year)…what a great Christmas Eve when we went to my Grandmother’s to celebrate with all the family and there were two eerily similar boxes with my name on them!!! I can’t remember the dolls’ names right now, but was the best Christmas presents a then 7-year old could ask for!

  20. The fabulous Marjorie allegedly said:

    My most memorable was the Easy Bake oven that I DIDN’T get when I was 6. My mom thought it was a silly waste of time, so she bought me a case of Jiffy mixes, mixing bowls/spoons/spatulas, muffin & cake pans. With 4 teen-aged brothers in the house, there was always someone willing to supervise me in the kitchen (for a baked good fee of course). All these decades later, I still have a couple of those cake pans.

  21. The fabulous Karen a/k/a/ The Lazy Quilter allegedly said:

    My most memorable present was a pair of slippers and a robe when I was about 10 years old. And not in a good way!!! I mean, what were my parents thinking?! My birthday is only 10 days after Xmas and they did not make the same mistake twice! Ay ay ay!

  22. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    As I worked my way through the comments I have to admit I loved my easy bake oven and had forgotten about it. It was and still is cool what a light bulb could do, lol. Hmm - I wonder if this light bulb replacement (energy saving only now) will be the death of them. And I still smile when I see the oven and the mixes at Target!
    I was going to say it was my purple watch one year - I just thought I was so cool…my first watch and it was PURPLE (the band) and it was plastic so my wrist would sweat, lol.

  23. The fabulous Lee Ann L. allegedly said:

    My favorite was a Madame Alexander baby doll. I cherished it and as a result, it’s still in fair condition.

  24. The fabulous duff allegedly said:

    My favorite was the Barbie styler–you know, a disembodied head on a stand that you “make beautiful” with makeup and hair styling. Even though it came with washable makeup, I borrowed my mom’s instead. I gave Barbie 3-inch eyelashes with mom’s mascara. I thought she was beautiful (in now, what one might call a Hooker Spice or transvestite kinda way) but ooh, did I get in trouble when the mascara wouldn’t come off!
    Thanks for the impetus to relive that childhood trauma.

  25. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    As a child of the 80’s, I would have to say that my most memorable Santa gift was a Cabbage Patch Kid. I loved that doll so much! I still have it packed away to give to my own daughter someday. Maybe Santa will bring it to her this year! :)

  26. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    Thanks for the printable! I too remember my cabbage patch Christmas!

  27. The fabulous Libby allegedly said:

    I had a horse ( a Palomino) and only had a Western style saddle. Being 10 years old, there was nothing more elegant and fancy than those who rode the English style. All I wanted was an English saddle for my horse but our kitchen had recently caught fire from a faullty coffee pot and all focus and funds were going to repairs. I was convonced it would never happen! Don’t know to this day how they did it, but there it was Christmas morning, my English saddle, under the tree!

  28. The fabulous PeachRainbow allegedly said:

    I got a Doll with a small doll from my Dad - I really love it.
    Thanks for the chance :)

  29. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    When I was five, I really wanted a knife to carve things with. My parents gave me one, engraved with my name, to boot. I must have sharpened thousands of twigs like pencils but that is about as far as my wood carving ever went. It was fun though!

  30. The fabulous Norma allegedly said:

    I LOVE your second note. Although I may get one of those because on occasion (very super rarely) my dog has pooped on someone else’s lawn and me without a baggie!)

    My favorite toy that I wanted so bad was Perler Beads!! We didn’t have much money growing up so I would make my designs over and over and only ironed a few because I knew we couldn’t afford more beads. Now I but them for my kids and let them go crazy. Sometimes I have to say “enough” because they pile up at my ironing board! They’ve been know to make 6+ designs a day. I love to see their patterns, choice of colors, and designs. I think I may have little quilters on my hands :)

  31. The fabulous Texana allegedly said:

    One year when money was tight, my mother sewed me and my brother costumes. They were wonderful…I got a nurse’s uniform and a cowgirl outfit complete with fringe and my brother got a cowboy outfit and a doctor’s coat. It was the bestest gift ever!

  32. The fabulous Kaye Prince allegedly said:

    When I was eight (I think) I really wanted the three storey Barbie dream house that was out. It just looked like so much fun and I mean really, my Barbies DID need somewhere to live! And I got it! I was the happiest little girl in the world when I found it under the tree from Santa (thanks Mum!) and I think it’s still somewhere in my Mum’s basement!

  33. The fabulous Mama Spark allegedly said:

    My favorite toys were the Little Kiddle dolls. I loved them all but I think Lola Little was my favorite! I was also very excited about Mr and Mrs Mouse and their house!

  34. The fabulous tara allegedly said:

    Fun question.
    My fave gift was a Barbie house in the late 7Os. I remember an orange roof. It was awesome.

  35. The fabulous Melly allegedly said:

    Oh that’s a tough one. The one I remember most is the year I wanted matched luggage. I was 11. There’s no rhyme or reason behind it other than that I always wanted to see new places. My wonderful parents, when other parents were buying their girls dolls and pretty clothes, made sure that under *our* tree was a set of tweed luggage. Best. Family. Ever.

  36. The fabulous Sandra :) allegedly said:

    Oh my - I remember this like it was yesterday - all I wanted for Christmas was a Thumbelina doll (we’re going back almost 45 years here, lol) - and I got her. I still remember the pink felty/fuzzy body, and the thumb that would go in her mouth, and the smile on her face … it still gives me goosebumps to remember that doll - it’s one of my favourite Christmas memories!

  37. The fabulous byneedleandthread allegedly said:

    I really enjoyed the GT Snow Racer sled thingy with a steering wheel. My friend and I created a jump out of snow with food colouring on it so we could aim for it from the top of the hill. It’s amazing all of our limbs are still intact!

  38. The fabulous Natalie VV allegedly said:

    Roller Skates! Roller Skates!
    And I still have them, because just looking at them makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning!
    Come to think of it… Happy Zombie makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning! I get up early, find a beautiful blog with lots of bright and cheery things to see, I get some laughs, and very often I find something wonderful Monica is sharing. Happy Holidays, Monica!

  39. The fabulous Kathie L allegedly said:

    Just to show you how out of touch I was as I child, I was asking for a Raggedy Ann and Andy when everyone else was asking for the greatest new doll - the Barbie. Not me. Still can’t stand high heels!! Kathie L in Allentown

  40. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    My most memorable gift was a stuffed dog I didn’t even ask for. Mom and Dad always let us open one gift on Christmas Eve. That dog was the one they gave me to open. I LOVED that dog. Slept with it, dried my tears with it’s long droopy ears, and carried it everywhere. I was 7 when I got it, I’m 39 now and it’s the only toy from my childhood I still have!

  41. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for the stationary! I love Holiday Happy and am thrilled to have it in printed form now too :)

  42. The fabulous jennifer allegedly said:

    the best gift i ever got was a sega genesis game console. my parents did not have a lot of money, but they managed to get me that highly sought after prize. i loved it and i played it until it would play no more.

    definitely my favorite, but not my most memorable. the most memorable was a hair dryer. that is actually a sad story, so i will not share it, since this is HOLIDAY HAPPY.

  43. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    I can’t really remember a Christmas gift but I do remember getting a ten speed bike for my birthday (11/24). That was the best.

  44. The fabulous kelly allegedly said:

    is it weird that i really can’t remember anything i wanted, or anything memorable that i got?

  45. The fabulous Missy allegedly said:

    Yes, the Cabbage Patch was memorable however I think it would have to be my Easy Bake Oven. I Had to have it and I loved it (at least the first 2-3 times). What a wonderful giveaway and the printables are super cute!

  46. The fabulous Gretchen allegedly said:

    I always wanted a Barbie Dream House, but never did get one. I do remember getting a Light Bright (remember those?) that was tons of fun. Ah the simple 70s….

  47. The fabulous Denniele allegedly said:

    My favorite Christmas toy was a spinning paint box. You placed a sheet of paper on the spinner and dropped paint on it as it spun…..made the most wonderful Jackson Pollack type prints! Your notes are adorable…thanks for sharing them.

  48. The fabulous Becky allegedly said:

    Put me down for roller skates, too. These were the kind that clamped onto your shoes and had metal wheels so you could skate back and forth on the sidewalk. And, since I grew up on a farm, there was only 25 feet or so of concrete. Come to think of it, I wonder if my sisters and I wore grooves into the sidewalk with all of our back and forth and back and forth and back and forth.

  49. The fabulous ~Michelle~ allegedly said:

    Rollerblades when they first came out (the boots were soft, not rigid like they are now)… Not a too practical gift during the Midwest winter though, lol!

  50. The fabulous Lisa Ann allegedly said:

    I think my most memorable gift was a Red Toot-a-loop AM radio. It was so cool. It was a round like a donut and twisted into an “S”. You could wear like a bracelet.

  51. The fabulous Greenstylemom allegedly said:

    My Cabbage Patch Doll! That was the infamous Christmas when people stampeded for the dolls. I think my mom purchased it a few months before the holiday rush.

    Looking forward to winning! :) I’m in desperate need of a some holiday fabric.

  52. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    I remember really, really wanting two things…Baby Alive…and Fashion Plates! I did get both!

  53. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    what a great question! Some 40 years ago I remember being beside myself when I opened the pair of white patent leather T bar clarks shoes my mother had always said I couldn’t have. They were so shiny! hmmm can smell that leather now :)

  54. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    The one I still remember today (and this will date me for sure) is the Betsy Wetsy doll, I named her Ruthie and oh how I loved her!

  55. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    I got a Barbie Dream House that my parents had to assemble (in secret). I loved it to death. Mine was made of cardboard and folded up to the size of a suitcase. My mom made lots of Barbie clothes for my Barbie, too. Whenever I played Barbie with my big sister, her doll would be a divorcee who would try to lure my Ken doll away!!!

  56. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    You knomes are super sweet! thanks for the printable notes! I never win anything, but it can’t hurt to enter for the charm pack! So adorable!

  57. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    I think it was getting a growing hair Chrissy doll. Not sure if that doll is still around but it was fun to pull her hair long and then make it short.

  58. The fabulous Charlene allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh… Holly Hobbie soft cloth dolls were my favorite gifts. I wasnt much into dolls but this series were my favorite… I still have a couple of them!

  59. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    OMG, Monica. Karen and I had those same radios! And mine was red. I loved that thing and used it for YEARS.

    Adorable Gnoma notes. Love your letters, too.

  60. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Oh gosh! I remember going thru the Sears wish book and looking at and wanting everything! Most of all I wanted a Jerry Mahoney doll. LOL I guess because the show was so popular then. (showing my age) Looking at him now, he is kinda creepy.

    I didn’t have a radio like that but I did have the one that twisted around your wrist. pam

  61. The fabulous Penny g allegedly said:

    My most memorable toy was probably the Madame Alexander doll that my parents bought at a much reduced rate because somepne had stolen her clothes. My parents turned her into a bride doll with a 10 outfit trousseau. She was acquired by a cousin who has been offered over $2,000 for the full set. Her bridal gown was decorated with seed pearls and the smallest sequins I had ever seen. My dad whittled a comb for the veil and the next door neighbor tatted the lace borger for both the gown and veil.

  62. The fabulous Julia allegedly said:

    oh, monica, thank you so much for the gnomey goodies….I’ll print some of them asap for my ever growing christmas wish list ~ yeah, list writing with style!

  63. The fabulous Christie allegedly said:

    Love the Gnoma Notes - those will be perfect for letters from Santa for my girls! The Christmas gifts I wanted most as a kid was a Cabbage Patch Doll!

  64. The fabulous Cory allegedly said:

    My favorite gift one year was a waterbed. I had been wanting one and Dad built the frame. Thank you for the great give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

  65. The fabulous Melody allegedly said:

    Wow! My most memorable ask for and actually received is an Original 1973 Baby Alive Doll. I could not have been more happy than when I opened that gift.

  66. The fabulous Jill Majers allegedly said:

    My favorite present was a beautiful doll from Italy. I hated to have to give up getting dolls so in sixth grade Mom took me to an expensive doll store and let me pick out my favorite doll. Then I didn’t get to see her again until after Christmas. I still have her!

  67. The fabulous Andrea allegedly said:

    Mine was ‘fashionplates” It was a drawing and designing center where you could choose the head, torso, and bottom pieces of the fashion designs and put them together and make a rubbing out of them. I was cool. Not really.

    I love your fabric! So much!

  68. The fabulous Casey H. allegedly said:

    I so badly wanted the ‘My Little Pony’ barn, and I got it. That was an exciting morning!

  69. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    Hmmm lets see Little People, oh how I loved my little people with their house, ferris wheel and cars….but my most favorite gift was a Princess Leia doll with real hair and clothes and a Luke Skywalker action figure in his orange X-Wing pilot outfit and I still have both of them today although Leia’s hair is NOT in her famous buns any longer I believe those only lasted about 10 minutes after she got out of the box…

  70. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Love the Gnoma Notes! I remember my sister & I getting matching life size dolls. They had round suitcase travel bags. What I would give to have one of those bags today!

  71. The fabulous Samantha allegedly said:

    I got a three story Barbie dream house complete with an elevator! Mom said that elevator made Daddy say bad words when he was putting it together after we went to bed on Christmas Eve. Hee hee! As a parent, I now understand that feeling very much!

  72. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    I received a plastic Grandchild Clock when I was about 6 years old. It looked like a Grandfather clock only little. It was taller than me. I still have it and still love it. (I’m 49!) Your fabric is a delight.

  73. The fabulous Annette allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for the adorable note pages. I remember begging my mom for a certain bike. I pleaded so hard. One day just before Christmas my neighbor friend spilled the beans and told me mom was hiding that exact one in their basement. Yahoo!!

  74. The fabulous NancyJL allegedly said:

    I’m still a kid! Two years ago my husband got me a PS3 and I love it almost as much as my sewing machine!

  75. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    Oh my! These are adorable!

    I always ALWAYS wanted an easy bake oven. All those tiny little pans and cute tiny cakes baked with a light bulb. I had lush visions of my baking empire. Sadly, never got one. Can you believe it? I’m tempted to buy one for myself now that I’m a grown-up.

  76. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    I was a total doll person as a kid! I wanted a new doll every year and thanks to my grandmother, I always got one till I was probably 10. And these were kind if big dolls-I was totally out of it long before Barbie reared her head!

  77. The fabulous Sivje Parish allegedly said:

    Oh thank you for the darling Gnoma Note paper! SO CUTE!! Ahnalin has been making paper Christmas Tree ornaments for her own tree and I have a feeling this paper will become some ornaments!

    My favorite present was my dollhouse. Oh I loved it so much. I filled it with lots of beds and my mom used to joke that I was running an orphanage. I told her that I would just adopt all the kids in the orphanage and they needed the beds. This year, Ahnalin will be receiving a wooden dollhouse and all my old dollhouse furniture. I am SO EXCITED!!

  78. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    Of course I want a chance at the charm pack, silly!

    Just picked up the Winter 2010 Quilts and More and was admiring a happy quilt among its pages when I realized the fabric was all things gnoma! Loved it!

  79. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    Oops, so excited about the Santa Gnomes I forgot to post my favorite toy: My sister and I were really too old for dolls, but we both wanted the HUGE Raggedy Ann dolls when we were about 12. Having older brothers, these dolls were subject to abuse such as being thrown up on the roof so the boys would have an excuse to climb up there and “rescue” them.

  80. The fabulous Betsy Lynn allegedly said:

    Mine was a red Schwinn bicycle, I was so excited! Attached baseball cards with clothes pins in the spokes. Rode it all over the place.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. The fabulous Erin allegedly said:

    Cabbage Patch Kid. absolutely.

  82. The fabulous Pari allegedly said:

    I can remember telling Santa that I wanted a blue dog for Christmas, and he brought me a very cute, fluffy, stuffed blue dog. I liked it, but what he didn’t understand was that I wanted a REAL blue dog, LOL!

  83. The fabulous Allison Baker allegedly said:

    I remember really, really wanting Strawberry Shortcake dolls - back in the day when they smelled really good and were super cute. My sister and I hauled it in with almost all of the characters and I remember many an hour spent playing with those dolls! Happy times!

  84. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    I would love a chance to win the charm pack but I honestly can not think of a gift that I really wanted and asked for. When I think of Christmas memories I think of always going to look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve and every year that is when Santa would come :)

  85. The fabulous MollyP allegedly said:

    Does anyone else remember the Wuzzles? They came out when I was 5 and by golly I had to have one. I would not stop talking about them, I watched every cartoon I could find. On Christmas morning I unwrapped Butterbear! She slept with me until I was 10. I still have her to this day.

  86. The fabulous Pamela allegedly said:

    How fun reading all the comments, brought back lots of wonderful Christmas memories! I got one of those radios, too - mine was the blue one. The most memorable Christmas gift was the year my parents got me a guitar - absolutely my hearts desire at that point even though I had no musical talent whatsoever. What really made it memorable was the fact that when my parents were out bowling my siblings and I had a good peek under the tree. It really took the fun out of opening presents when you knew what was coming. Learned my lesson and have tried to pass it on to my kids, too!

  87. The fabulous Barbara G allegedly said:

    Lovin’ the gnomes! I wanted a Barbie more than anything. Never got one…

  88. The fabulous Pat Sloan allegedly said:

    you are SO amazing and generous and evil to give me the list to shop from as I have not gotten you into my ‘collection yet’ and that’s just plain WRONG!

    so off to shops… smooches!

  89. The fabulous Apryl allegedly said:

    this is going to sound incredibly book-nerdish but one of my lasting memories from being a kid is getting new books at Christmas… I would sit and read them all day… the Little House books and Shel Silverstein… I would sit there reading and reading till it was time for Christmas Dinner. :oP

  90. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I wanted a Barbie dream house, the once with the yellow elevator. I’m sure I lost sleep over that one.

  91. The fabulous Pat B from MN allegedly said:

    I had that radio in white. I adored it!

  92. The fabulous WYO Di allegedly said:

    Dear Wordy (yes, I read the fineprint!) lol. More than any one gift, I remember the loving family times and wonderful meals my Grammy would make. One gift I have received from my DH and totally shocked was a brand new sewing machine!

  93. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    My most memorable & desired gift as a child was a Betsy Westsy doll. And I got the one that had hair!!!! She came with a bottle to “feed” her. Then she would wet her pants. Oh I loved her! Thanks for the chance to win. I hope I’m lucky.

  94. The fabulous Judy D allegedly said:

    Oh, I wanted a Barbie soooo bad. Santa thought they were trashy so no Barbies. But my girls had them, lots and lots of them. ;)

  95. The fabulous Carla allegedly said:

    Loved all the comments and strolling down memory lane. I have to say my best gift was the sewing basket I received one year (i must have been about 12). I loved that basket and kept it for a long long time.

  96. The fabulous Karen W. allegedly said:

    My most memorable Christmas gift as a child was my first watch. I shook the package for a week before Christmas. I’m sure my parents thought I would break it before I even opened the box!

  97. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    I honestly don’t remember asking for anything for Christmas as a child. That way you were not disappointed. We didn’t have much, and even one year my sister and I had to share a stuffed monkey.

  98. The fabulous Jessie allegedly said:

    Super cute little note cards!
    My favorite toy was a wooden kitchen set, alot like the pottery barn one available now. It was white and black with cherries on it, so cute!

  99. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    My fsvorite gift was a “chatty cathy ” doll. Wish I still had that doll!

  100. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    Cute gnoma!

    I had too much fun with the Atari 2600. My favorite games were Breakout and Frogger.

  101. The fabulous Nina allegedly said:

    Girl, I fell in love with your fabrics the first day I saw them on your website this summer and waited impatiently for them to come out. At LOOOOONNNNGGGG last, I was able to order the gnomes and the matching fabrics. I adore your little gnomes. I made (still needing to be quilted) the quilt with the lanterns/ornaments and it is a favorite. I like your style. Thanks for your creativity.

  102. The fabulous Nina allegedly said:

    OOPPSS! my favorite toy was a large stuffed white dog……over 3 1/2 feet tall. His name was MacArthur. Loved him dearly.

  103. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:


  104. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    When I was little I lived in Japan on an AFB. I really wanted the Sylvania Doll House. I loved that thing so much and still have it today. I was thrilled to learn as an adult that the Western version of this was Calico Critters and I could still buy things for my doll house.

  105. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    My most memorable present was April Showers! 1972 I was 2 and I remember it cause two days later my brother was born… His name is Christopher, named cause he was born at Christmas! he HATES it.. I remember playing with it at my grandma’s while mum was in hospital…


  106. The fabulous Hayley allegedly said:

    First of all, I love love love the Holiday Happy fabrics! My most memorable gift was my Cabbage Patch doll. I wanted one so badly, and of course, Santa had to go through all sorts of hoops to get me one. I still have her.

  107. The fabulous Bradie Sparrow allegedly said:

    Most memorable…. the year I ruined Christmas for myself! Snooping around in Dad and Mom’s closet… found the coveted Cabbage Patch dolls I had been wanting so badly. Carefully stashed it all back into the closet and turned to sneak out… and ran into my Dad who had watched me the whole time. Burst into tears and cried about the whole ‘Santa isn’t real’ issue. After all was said and done, I actually had the nerve to ask if I could have the red haired doll (she was totally cuter than the one my sister got LOL) and for some reason my parents felt bad for me and let me have the one I wanted!

  108. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    My most memorable gift (and one I still have - and that’s a big deal because I’m something like a hundred years old - almost) is a train set with tracks. I still have the key that you wound it up with, but it went around that track too many times and just sits on the mantle at Christmas now.
    Thanks for the note paper Monica!

  109. The fabulous Chris Davis allegedly said:

    An Easy Bake Oven! Me and my sisters made yummy cakes in that thing — who would have thought that a 100watt bulb could put out that much heat!

  110. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    My most memorable toy ever is one that I still miss to this day. It was an ugly little hobo doll with a cigar sticking out of his mouth. My uncle got it for me when I was about 3 and I loved that doll (literally) to death. I dragged him around everywhere with me- until he finally fell to pieces and was unfixable. Every once in a while I see a similar one on Ebay, but they are never exactly right… The very best ever (even if he was very ugly) doll I ever had.

  111. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Thanks for the cute notes!! My best present I got was a Barbie Townhouse from Santa. My twin sister and I saw it on Christmas morning and said, “What is [our friend]’s Barbie Townhouse doing in our living room?!”

  112. The fabulous Tommie Sue allegedly said:

    I was blessed with so many wonderful christmas celebrations. When I was growing up, my grandma, mother and I would pick up my greatgrandparents & bring them to stay with the family until after New Years. During that time numerous aunts & uncles would also show up. We would make candy & wreaths, wrap presents & would have a big party to decorate the tree, the first weekend in December. When I was 10 years old, I wanted a fancy pair of cowboy boots, the kind that were cream colored with tan toes. Our home had been broken into during the summer & they had stole all of our boots. Boots are a big thing in Texas. Half way through the evening, I opened a present & there were my boots, I was so happy. Later on, I opened another present & there was a pair of red boots. I was so happy I cried.

  113. The fabulous Faith allegedly said:

    I know I’m really dating myself here, but my favorite Christmas present as a ‘Tiny Tears’ doll. You fed it a bottle and she would cry little tears. Not as fancy as some of today’s toys, but I loved that doll. (Way back in the 50’s. Ack!)

  114. The fabulous Nichole allegedly said:

    My blue bike with the banana seat and handlebar streamers - dreamy! Love the cute noets. What fun to write something snarky on cute little notes to soften the blow.

  115. The fabulous Tiff allegedly said:

    Absolutely adorable fabric and paper notes!!!

    My most memorable gift as a child was a tiny plastic jointed Cabbage Patch doll. My mom tried so hard to get me a real doll, but everywhere was sold out, and all she could find was the small one. I treasured it and made it little clothes. And still loved it the most even after I got the full size doll.

    As an adult, my best Christmas present has to be my soon to be 13 yr old daughter, she was born on Christmas day.

  116. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    Thank you for the chance at your fun fabric. This will show my ageut my favorite was a doll called Patty Playpen and she was as tall as me. Wehn i was 5.

  117. The fabulous Leigh allegedly said:

    One year my Dad picked out a sweatshirt for me. It was a fairly ugly sweatshirt, but I wore the heck out of it because my Dad almost never picked gifts out for us by himself, and certainly never clothes!

  118. The fabulous Becky G. allegedly said:

    I had so many wonderful Christmasses growing up, but the one toy that I probably wanted most, and got, was a Tiny Tears doll that drank a bottle, cried real tears, and peed the water back out. So much fun!

  119. The fabulous Ladette allegedly said:

    My fave toy was a Cow that you put a white tablet in its udder, then you pumped its tail and it drank water. After it was finished drink, you squeezed its udders and MILKED IT!! I LOVED that thing. Second place would have been my playdoh barber shop…:)

    Thanks for the notes.. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

  120. The fabulous Katie R allegedly said:

    I got a HUGE stuffed collie one year, I LOVED it!! :)

  121. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    The one christmas gift I remember was an Easy Bake Oven. I still love to bake…in fact my hubbie tells me I’m a much better baker then cook (and the people I work with agree with him)!

  122. The fabulous Billie K allegedly said:

    I think the Christmas toy I remember the most was my Bonnie Braids doll I got the Christmas I was 6…..only 58 years ago. For those youngsters Bonnie Braids was a character from the Dick Tracy comics….I think….old brain. She was made of a soft rubber and had two braids on the top of her head that you could pull and they would get longer.

  123. The fabulous Wanda allegedly said:

    Mine favorite most memorable gift as a kid was a baton. I wanted it so much and didn’t think I was getting it. My lovely parents made it the last gift opened that year so I was sweating!! But I was a happy girl that year!

  124. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    Hmmmmm….. let’s see …. my favoite kid gift was my purple Schwinn Hollywood bike with the purple sparkly hand grips ….. I zoomed all over the neighborhood on that thing …. usually towing Ken and Barbie with a jump rope in their turquouise blue convertable at break neck speed (the car usually flipped over and Ken and Barbie did have some permanent road rash.)

  125. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    These are adorable…thanks!

  126. The fabulous mean sarah jean allegedly said:

    my most memorable wasn’t a toy. when i was about 8, i wanted a jewelry box. a fancy one. made out of wood, with a door that opened for necklaces, a mirror and a ring box. Santa brought me the exact one i wanted. and i still have it.

  127. The fabulous Nan allegedly said:

    Thank You for posting these darling notes for us to DL. Nan

  128. The fabulous gmp allegedly said:

    I wanted a doll carriage for my baby doll, and when I woke up Christmas morning, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it there in front of the Christmas tree. That was a truly magically time. It would be great to be able to turn back the clocks for just one more magical Christmas like that.

  129. The fabulous Rebecca Woods allegedly said:

    Good morning :-) I dont know why I always remembered this toy. It must be almost 30 years ago I got it but my sister and I got Monchichi’s. Think thats how you spell it. They were monkey looking things with plastic faces, hands and feet and you could stick there thumbs in their mouths. they were so cute and little. And we got little wicker cradle things for them to sleep in. I have always remembered that Christmas and the Christmas when I was 10 before we moved to Australia the best.

  130. The fabulous Kay Hobby allegedly said:

    My best gift memory was more the delivery than the actual gift itself. I had asked for a baby doll and while everyone was in the room downstairs, someone on the roof (Santa, ofcourse) delivered my gift and left it upstairs for me. I heard the footsteps and ran to see. Best memory ever..still don’t know how it all happended, but never wanted to spoil the memory.
    I love the notepad and thanks for sharing your holiday spirit!!

  131. The fabulous Becky P allegedly said:

    Thanks for the adorable download - LOVE IT!! The item I most wanted as a child was a Chatty Cathy doll - and I showered her with hours of loving play.

  132. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    What cute little note paper. Thank you. Oh gosh, I have to go back a few more years than most I’m sure but my most wanted and received gift was The Easy Bake Oven. (we won’t discuss whether it was or was not one of the first years they were ever produced. HA) I just LOVED my little oven and made thousands of little cakes for my Dad and Mom. I just had so much fun with that oven for years. I ended up having three boys so I never got that same fun again watching a child of my own doing the same thing BUT, I DO now have my first grandchild. She is an adorable little girl who will, at some point be getting her very own Easy Bake oven from Grandma.

  133. The fabulous Mandy allegedly said:

    It’s funny, I was just talking about this last night. I would have loved a Crayola Caddy! I love stationery type things, pencils & paint & all sorts of things,& this would have been heaven to me. In fact I think I would still get as excited by one now if I was given it!

  134. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    What a fun memory. My favorite was a bonnet hair dryer. I had really think hair and it was the only way I could get my hair to dry with rollers in.

  135. The fabulous Christine M allegedly said:

    I think my most memorable Christmas gift was when my two brothers and I got a bike each. We just couldn’t believe what we saw!

  136. The fabulous Jen R. allegedly said:

    The most perfect present in the whole world for a little girl in the 70’s? A Barbie Townhouse, of course. My sister and I played with that thing for years. My Mom kept it and now the grandchildren play with it.

  137. The fabulous christine allegedly said:

    ohh cute notes, i am gonna use them as notes to my children in their lunch boxes. thanks

  138. The fabulous Tara allegedly said:

    One of the things I remember most has always stayed with me because my grandpa, whom I lost when I was 9 and just loved to pieces, got it for me. I loved Strawberry Shortcake and there was this great Snail Cart with a big ol’snail who pulled it and the cart turned into a picnic table. The strawberry opened up and had stawberry ice cream inside. It was fabulous and I still remember it because of my grandpa. :)

  139. The fabulous Vivayne allegedly said:

    Hey there, thanks for the free download. I am a designer for digital scrapbooking. I thought your stuff was so cute, I am reposting on my blog with a link to your site. Thanks again for sharing!!

  140. The fabulous Jane Swanson allegedly said:

    I wanted a red bicycle the year I was 10 and my brother wanted a blue one. We both got our wish that Christmas morning when there were TWO bicycles sitting in our living room. I had that bike through high school!

    Love the notes! Thank you!

  141. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    Thanks for the stationary! It’s too cute! One thing I really wanted when I was little was the Barbie Dream House! Now I have to go print some stationary, be back later!

  142. The fabulous Jessica Dougherty allegedly said:

    Thank you so much…these are too cute! Happy holidays!

  143. The fabulous Peggy allegedly said:

    My most favorite present was a Chatty Kathy doll. She & I talked nonstop! Thanks so much for sharing the stationary, LOVE that Gnoma.

  144. The fabulous Aunt Nina allegedly said:

    My big sister and I got turquoise Suzy Homemaker ovens when I was 7 or 8 years old.

    I used mine to bake birthday cakes for everyone in the family and dreamed of owning a lifetime supply of those little mixes. My eldest sister used hers to cook chunks of apple (that she “cut” with her teeth) and then sold them to my younger sister and me.

  145. The fabulous Pookie allegedly said:

    Ooh, gosh, there are so many! Cabbage Patch Kids, Pound Puppies, the giant Playmobil zoo… But the most memorable was one I never got. Sometime in middle school, I discovered that Mom hid presents in the attic. I would find little toys in there, and then when my friends had birthdays and Mom never had a chance to go out and buy something, those little Legos and Playmobils would appear (I’d pretend I’d never seen them before.) And sometimes, things I found up there would appear as presents for my siblings. One day I discovered a big Playmobil space station set. It looked SO COOL. I couldn’t wait until one of us got it as a gift. But years and years went by and it never appeared! Ever! Then we moved when I was in high school and it disappeared. Maybe I’ll get it this year. :D

  146. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    OK, this is totally going to age me but one year I got an inflatable Bionic Woman dome house. It had a fireplace that went up through the center. I loved that thing!

  147. The fabulous Marcia W. allegedly said:

    My favorite toy was an erector set - I loved building things and being an architect. Santa Claus brought the toy for Christmas.

  148. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    My favorite and most memorable present was Barbie-the original one with the striped black and white bathing suit. That’s right I’m old enough to have an original Barbie. Still have her too.

  149. The fabulous marjatta allegedly said:

    Thank you for the adorable stationary! I remember one Christmas when I so wanted a Barbie doll…was so happy to find her under the tree, along with some outfits!

  150. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    My most memorable present was my dog Noel. My parents brought her in Christmas morning after we opened all the presents. She was a crazy silly golden retriever and I still miss her all these years later.

  151. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    I always wanted an Easy Bake Oven but never got one….whomp whomp.

  152. The fabulous Ana B allegedly said:

    I love your Gnoma Clause! The most memerable toy I ever wanted and got was a blue and purple teddy bear that you flipped up the paw pads and muzzle and it had plastic fangs and claws. Yeah, I was a weird kid….

  153. The fabulous Char allegedly said:

    I’m probably showing my age her, but it was a camera called the Swinger. I think I was mesmerized by the commercial, Meet the Swinger Polaroid Swinger!……….

  154. The fabulous Nathalie allegedly said:

    My favorite gift was a new 35 mm camera. Santa made it a scavenger hunt around the house to collect all the parts/lenses/film/case, etc. to the camera. It was fun!

  155. The fabulous Brooke allegedly said:

    Great question! One year my mom and dad got me a cabbage patch doll. My mom sewed some clothes for it and they made a “wardrobe” out of a cardboard box with one side of the lid attached and a dowel for the clothing rod. My dad built a rocking cradle and they etched my name into the end. Best Christmas ever!

  156. The fabulous Just Jenn allegedly said:

    When I was about five or so I remember wanting a Big Wheels in the worst way. My sister and I begged and pleaded with our parents, wrote letters to Santa and probably said a prayer or two to Baby Jesus. Happily one, two or all three were listening. When the big day arrived we were so excited! I think our butts were glued to those things for months afterwards. It really was the best toy ever!

  157. The fabulous Sheryl allegedly said:

    Found your blog thanks to Allsorts! Can’t wait to explore more!

    My favorite Christmas gift was a doll called “Baby Do This And That” - or something of the sort! She had a writing desk and could hold a pencil and write, plus lots of other things I don’t remember right now. LOVED it!

  158. The fabulous Becky in Georgia allegedly said:

    My most memorable gift was the year I received a piano jewelry box. It had a ballerina that would dance on a mirror inside the box. I still have it:)

  159. The fabulous MoeWest allegedly said:

    When I was young I used to get a new doll every Christmas. The one I remember the most really walked and was 3 ft. tall. I wasn’t much taller myself. I thought it was so cool that this doll could walk! I dressed her in clothes I had outgrown.
    Thanks for the note paper!

  160. The fabulous Lori K. allegedly said:

    A white plastic vanity table with mirror and chair filled with play make-up

  161. The fabulous Annie allegedly said:

    Mine was the “Velvet” doll that had hair that grew. I loved it so much - I spent hours styling her hair. I guess it was an indication of what I would do with my life - I became a hairdresser for the first 25 years!!!

  162. The fabulous Mimi allegedly said:

    Diane (comment #3) and I must be the same age because I got that same lethal dollhouse with the sharp edges! I loved that thing and wish I still had it. I had to get a tetnus shot but it was totally worth it. Nowadays you could sue the manufacturer and have plenty of money to send all the grandkids to college. Love your new fabric line. Mimi

  163. The fabulous WendyMT allegedly said:

    Not to be a downer here, but we were raised by a single mom working several jobs at one time so we never pressured her by suggesting that we actually wanted anything … too afraid to I guess at that age when she was always so tired. Just happy to get what we got. Never, ever made a Christmas list. Having my kids do it now though :) Thanks for this opportunity!

  164. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    My favorite, most wanted toys were dolls - my first, a Madame Alexander doll named Tina. My mom moans that the first thing I did to Tina was give her a bath. Next was a large doll named Judge, because she is so bossy. Then Santa brought Cheerful Tearful and I insisted on feeding her baby food. All 3 girls have bitten nails and crewcuts, because I knew they would grow back, even tho Mom insisted it wouldn’t…

  165. The fabulous Suzanne Nelson allegedly said:

    So cute and very useful. Thanks so much!!

  166. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    I think it would either be my cabbage patch dolls or my bike….

  167. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    Cabbage patch kids was my favorite toy.

  168. The fabulous SewLindaAnn allegedly said:

    The life size plastic hutch and tea set. That was my all time favorite gift.

  169. The fabulous Janis allegedly said:

    My favorite Christmas gift was roller skates I’m dating myself here…they were metal (not plastic) strapped onto my shoes!

  170. The fabulous mab allegedly said:

    That Christmas when all of our parents and relatives practically killed one another for Cabbage Patch dolls — I got one. But, the funny thing is that my cousin bought one months before they became a “thing.” The doll sat safely in her closet for about 6 months before Christmas. So, not only did I get my favorite doll of childhood, but none of my family members were maimed in the Cabbage Patch frenzy.

  171. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Hmmmm…most favorite is a toss-up between Chatty Cathy (WHAT was I thinking!) and my E-Z Bake Oven. Apparently, cake won out - I’m still baking, but I only play with dolls occasionally! Smiles!!

  172. The fabulous Ginger allegedly said:

    I really wanted an easy bake oven, but my dad thought it was too dangerous (exposed lightbulb inside did the heating.) I never got one. Several times I’ve picked an angel from our church angel trees who says that she wants an easy bake oven so that I can fill that wish. (I think they’re safer these days.)

  173. The fabulous Pauline allegedly said:

    When I was five, I really wanted a walking doll. When I came down the stairs on Christmas morning to open gifts, Santa had brought her for me! She must have stood 2 feet tall and when I held her hand, she would “walk” with me. Thank you for the note paper–so cute!

  174. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    Love the notes! Thanks a bunch!

  175. The fabulous KerryQ allegedly said:

    I remember getting a lite bright. Hot ticket!

  176. The fabulous Callie allegedly said:

    My most memorable gift was the year when Cabbage Patch Kids were sold out EVERYWHERE and I was sure I wouldn’t get one. Lo and behold, when we came downstairs on Christmas morning, two Cabbage Patch Kids were sitting in highchairs at our breakfast table - one for me and one for my sister. I’ll never forget it! :)

  177. The fabulous Ruth Fidino allegedly said:

    My sister (Cherri) and I once got humungous teddy bears for Christmas. They were hidden and we had to find them by following clues. We were so thrilled.

  178. The fabulous Judith allegedly said:

    I think it was the doll house built by my Dad. We still have it and now my daughter plays with it. Love the note paper. Thanks!

  179. The fabulous kade allegedly said:

    This post brought back a lot of momories…I had that same radio as a child. My favorite toy (hard to pick just one) was an Easy Bake Oven.

  180. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    So excited about the 5…’s. Thanks for the notes. Terribly cute. There are so many things wanted, got/not got, but I guess the Montgomery Wards bike was the biggest shock, cause we were so poor I didn’t dare ask for one. It was blue & I named her Betsy.

  181. The fabulous Sheryl allegedly said:

    Thank you for the cute Christmas gnome notes!
    Now don’t laugh…the year I was in 6th grade the Christmas present I wanted more than anything in the world was…a Zenith AM transistor radio. Seriously. And, I got one! It had a leather-like cover and I would listen to it VERY quietly at night, right by my ear, before I went to sleep. Yep. In the early 1960’s, these little babies were THE thing to have!

  182. The fabulous Cynthia allegedly said:

    My Easy Bake Oven! Loved cooking with it. :-)


  183. The fabulous Ann allegedly said:

    My all time best childhood Christmas gift was a beauty pageant stage for the Dawn dolls. Oh what fun, dressing them up in their fancy dresses and parading them down the runway. Thank you, Santa!

  184. The fabulous Viv allegedly said:

    Great giveaway!! I remember getting a new bike and metal roller skates.

  185. The fabulous kelly allegedly said:

    oh man! once i asked for the single of ‘kokomo’, and got it in my stocking. i also asked for a giant candy cane, and got it. so it’s a toss up between those two.

  186. The fabulous Karen Snyder allegedly said:

    Sally and I had those radios, too! I think mine was black and hers was red. She may even still have hers!

  187. The fabulous jmbmommy allegedly said:

    OH, I want to play! My favorite gift was a peach faced swatch watch with a checkerboard wrist band… it was wicked awesome. I wish I still had it… even if the band did get all yellowed and cracked!

  188. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    I always wanted a new doll for Christmas and got one. The year that everyone wanted a Tiny Tears doll, I thought I did, too. But my mom was smarter than I was and got me a doll called Sunny Tears. She was bigger than the other kind, and she looked like a real baby (at least to my 3rd grade eyes.) She did the things Tiny did, but it was almost like having a real baby. And my mom made tons of cute clothes for her, including this adorable corduroy jacket with a hat with bunny ears!

  189. The fabulous Pink Fawn allegedly said:

    The best gift ever was my avocado green Easy Bake Oven. My poor family had to tolerate an endless supply of little pancake cakes with melted runny frosting :)

  190. The fabulous Josette allegedly said:

    I’ll never forget it. I was ten years old and it was the year Mattel came out with the “Talking Barbie”. I woke up Christmas morning and there she was in all her beauty under the tree.

  191. The fabulous Robyn of Coffee & Cotton allegedly said:

    Mine was a Thing Maker… yeah, I was a weird little kid :)
    Thank you for the Gnomey Love!

  192. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    I love the Gnoma Notes! Your samples totally cracked me up. The toy I wanted most of all was an Ideal doll house (I was 10). I did get it and I was thrilled. My little sister ate the tiny lighter and candy dish that came with it. I was so mad at her! My mom said we would just have to wait until, well, you know, to get it back. Um, yeah- no! I wasn’t willing to retrieve them from her diaper. I still tease my sister about it to this day. I tell her that the candy dish never reappeared. ;)

  193. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    One Christmas was particularly lack luster in the gift department for me… that is until I was “made” to take the garbage out- only to discover something playing elevator music in the basement. After a moment or two of investigating, I discover my brand new full length keyboard!! Yay music!

  194. The fabulous so we added chickens allegedly said:

    When I was a kid I received a great box of marbles. Marbles are cool, plus i could make all sorts of fun pouches and bags to put them in (I guess I knew at an early age that I was going to have a bag problem). Now, (insert double digit number here) years later I cannot find that box of marbles - yes, you see where this is going - I have lost my marbles. Who knows if I will be able to find them now, although I keep looking…

  195. The fabulous Lorraine allegedly said:

    Tough Question, It was a little wood red box, sq and it held a little kenmore sewing machine. I had some of the best dressed barbies in town. With it came the pre-printed panels of Barbie doll cloths. Of course in my teens I got my first real one and the electric sissors to cut all those bonded knits w/.

  196. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Thanks for the printable… I love the little gnome. My favorite holiday present / surprise was a globe for my room… how geekie is that????

  197. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    Thank you for the gnome printable!
    The most memorable gift I wished for and received was a Big Trak, a little robot vehicle thing. On the commercial it would drive around your house and bring you an apple. Mine only worked for about 20 minutes on Christmas morning, but what a happy 20 minutes.

  198. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    That little gnomoe of yours should be able to make anyone happy! thanks for the free printable.

  199. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    You’re soooo funny! If I could remember all the way back to my childhood, I’d come up with a favorite present. Instead, I’m wondering if there was an accumulation of reindeer poop over all those years of wonderful gifts???

  200. The fabulous Lauree Myler allegedly said:

    when i was a kid my mom found these little miniature stationary sets. they had small envelopes, pens, pencils, scissors, paper, etc. i was obsessed with little stuff then as well as now. i cherished it.

  201. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Two big presents come to my mind. The Fisher Price Little People A-frame house was a favorite, and I still have it. The second one was a ten-speed bike. I had to wait five months for the snow to melt enough to ride it! Extreme anticipation!

  202. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    Wooden Shoes! Real wooden shoes. I have no idea where my parents got them but I thought they were wonderful!!!

  203. The fabulous Des allegedly said:

    An electric Olympia typewriter.
    I miss that smell and sound.

  204. The fabulous Amy Eileen Koester allegedly said:

    I received my most memorable gift from my older brother. A pair of lampshades that were frilly, lacy white with blue ribbons. They were so girly, and perfect for my mom’s vintage lamps. Growing up we always had two matching lamps on our dressers. I hadn’t thought about that in years!

  205. The fabulous Anne-Lie allegedly said:

    This was tricky!
    I remember how much I wanted a cabbage doll and I never got one since they costed a fortune (in Sweden at least)! I think that the most valued gift I got was a stuffed animal- a dog that slept next to me for years. My grandparents gave it to med when I was 5.

    I still have that dog (33 years later!) and now my kids love to play with it :o)

  206. The fabulous dawn allegedly said:

    My most memorable gift was an electronic baseball game I received from my grandmother in the 80’s. The ball was this red color and you pushed a button to make the bat swing.

  207. The fabulous Jayne LaFleur allegedly said:

    I am in love with your Gnome Note Cards!! I’m old, the doll I wanted for Christmas was a Thumbelina baby doll, but I got instead a darling baby doll called Toodleloo. I still have mine, but my sister cut her doll’s hair and named it “Fred”.

  208. The fabulous Melanie allegedly said:

    My favorite Christmas present was “Growing Up Skipper,” Barbie’s younger sister. When you twisted her arm, she grew breasts. My sisters and I spent hours rotating our arms trying to grow some ourselves! Thanks for the giveaway!

  209. The fabulous carol broughton allegedly said:

    I got the Easy Bake Oven! I had so much fun with that gift! I remember making pretzels for me and my brother - he was so impressed!

  210. The fabulous Cherry allegedly said:

    My favorite Christmas present and one I really wanted was the Betsy McCall doll. I made lots of clothes for her and still have her. Grandkids don’t play with her!

  211. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    The toy I wanted the most was a Baby Alive doll. I wasn’t too into dolls generally, but she I thought she was amazing because I got to mix up her baby food, then she would eat it and even dirty her diaper, lol. I thought it was great! :)

  212. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    I wanted a doll wardrobe that looked like a miniature footlocker and held dollclothes.

  213. The fabulous kathy harris allegedly said:

    The favorite present under the tree was a transistor radio. I just loved it and felt very grown up to have my own radio. Thanks for the cute gnome notes too. Made me smile just to see them.

  214. The fabulous Amy Hopkins allegedly said:

    Hi, my most memorable gift that I wanted was a Cabbage patch kid. It was right in the middle of the craze, and my Dad now talks about going to Target very early one morning and waiting with a group to get one of the dolls right off the truck as it came. Thanks Dad!

  215. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    My most memoriable Christmas gift was my doll stroller with a Raggedy Ann! I was only 4 and my dad was on strike back in the 50’s. The union had a party for all us children and it was the most wonderful party a 4 year old was ever at. Little did I know what my parents were going through! Santa prevailed again though, thanks to the charity of others. Now I always make sure I do something similar for someone as a way of thanking Santa for his love that nite!

  216. The fabulous Pauline allegedly said:

    Money was always tight when I was little, but one thing I did get that I loved was a toy stove. It had one burner and a little oven. Thanks for the chance to win.

  217. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    1st that comes to mind was a “BamBam” Doll” from the Flinstones–He was so cute with a cave man suit and club!
    And I love Gnomes!

  218. The fabulous Fiona allegedly said:

    *sigh* My Tiny Tears doll. I used to make her a little crib in an old shoe box and my Mum even taught me to knit her little outfits too! It’s just not the same having a son!
    Thanks for the competition!

  219. The fabulous Shelley allegedly said:

    I’d love to win your gorgeous fabric!!! My most memorable pressie… My engagement ring in 2005 :) xx

  220. The fabulous Kristie allegedly said:

    So excited about 5 days of fun over here! thank you very much! To answer your question, Most memorable toy from Christmas past would have to be the Cabbage Patch doll I wanted & got that was wearing a cute clown costume. She even came with a plastic mask that tied around her mouth to give her a clown smile!

  221. The fabulous Pinky allegedly said:

    I got the “Peaches and Cream” Barbie doll. I’d wanted it for aaaagggees! Then my cousin popped it’s head off, and I never could get it back on again!

  222. The fabulous Laura Tawney allegedly said:

    My most favorite present was Troll Dolls. I still have them. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this great give-a-way!
    Laura T

  223. The fabulous kern allegedly said:

    I think my best Christmas present was a stupid little white dog. I named him Odie (after the Garfield comic). He was a really stupid dog, seriously I would have to remind him to breathe, but I really loved him.

  224. The fabulous Hayley allegedly said:

    My most memorable Christmas present was when I was 5 years old. My mom and dad got me and my little sister a Fisher Price play house.
    What made it so memorable was how me and my sister reacted. We peeked through the railing on the stairs and then squealed and ran down them.
    It was the exact playhouse we had been begging for the whole year long, it was bright yellow, with a blue roof, pink door and green shutters. It HAD to be that playhouse, and we played with it until we were too tall to stand in it.

  225. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    Bronco was one of those riding horses on the springs, I loved him. I would haul him to the window in the living room and pretend I was riding outside on bad weather days. Good weather we were always outside. Good memories, thanks.

  226. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Like #3 who replied, I also got a metal doll house for Christmas one year. But, while my brother and I were fighting over the top bunkbed, I lost, I fell on the doll hose and cut my foot really bad. We went to the ER and I needed a tetnit shot and bit the nurse. Oh the memories.

  227. The fabulous Laura K allegedly said:

    I really really wanted a lite-brite! Good thing is I got it! YAY!

  228. The fabulous Dawn allegedly said:

    Mine was a Mary Poppins doll. I loved all things Mary Poppins…even dressed up as MP for Halloween that same year. I must have been 5 or 6 years old.

  229. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    Most memorable toy I got was a doll house that my dad made and I still have. I’m over 50 now so I guess it would be an antique. The most memorable toy I asked for and received was a very large stuffed polar bear that I picked out of a Christmas catalog.

  230. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    My favorite Christmas Gift was a children’s cookbook from Farm Journal. I got it when I was 7 and used it many, many times. I still turn to it for favorites from my youth.

  231. The fabulous Ursula allegedly said:

    Thank you for the gnome notes. They are sooo cute!
    I remember really wanting Spirograph (a long long time ago) and then I couldn’t for the life of me get the hang of it. It took forever to get a picture done.

  232. The fabulous marcella allegedly said:

    Cute, cute, cute! My dream toy one year was matchbox cars. My mother was horrified that I wanted a “boy” toy. Thankfully my father was the one who shopped for the gifts :-) We had a great time playing with those cars!

  233. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    When I was in the fourth grade I wanted the life size Barbie Head that you could put make up on and style the hair. My Grandma got it for me and we had a ball “beautifing” her.

  234. The fabulous cyndi allegedly said:

    my most memorable gift was my Barbie dream House!!! loved it!
    and love your 5 days or so of happy!

  235. The fabulous Mary Beth allegedly said:

    Barbie McDonalds. First star I saw every evening, that’s what I wished for. I did get it, and played with it quite a lot.

  236. The fabulous Doris allegedly said:

    Thanks for the download very cute! Favorite Xmas gifts, sorry but it’s 2 that I’ll never forget. 1. Mr. Machine so great. I could take him apart & put together with my eyes closed. The other was my Beanie and Cecil dolls ” I’m coming Beanie Boy!”

  237. The fabulous grace aka katmom allegedly said:

    Oh for me it was Christmas 1964, daddy was in Korea(Army) and my mom, sis & I lived with Grandma in California…I wanted a watch, but not just any watch,,,I wanted a blue Cinderella watch,,,and I got it! Waaahoooo!
    Daddy came home from Korea in ‘65, we moved to Conneticut and all was good in my little girl life, especially since I had a Cinderella watch!
    Thanx Monica for letting me take a trip down memory lane…

  238. The fabulous Michelle Balletti allegedly said:

    My most favorite toy that I remember getting when I was a child was the Barbie McDonald’s set. It had a counter with plastic McD’s food and all!! Wish I would’ve kept it!! BTW, love the gnomes!!

  239. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    I so wanted an Easy Bake Oven. I didn’t get it until I was 30. :|

  240. The fabulous Beth T. allegedly said:

    My dearest Christmas memory is of my first baby doll. He was made by Madame Alexander, was just the right size for cuddling and carrying everywhere. I named him Teddy, and loved him for many, many years–I remember kissing him goodbye when I went away to camp in the sixth grade.

    A few years ago, when it was time to choose a name for one of our puppies, a real “mama’s boy”, I named him after my first “baby”: Teddy.

    Thanks for eliciting this happy memory.

  241. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    So cute! Love the little notepads. Thank you for your talents and time!!!

  242. The fabulous gina s. allegedly said:

    Oh, it had to be my Chatty Cathy doll. Which I still have btw! Love that girl!!


  243. The fabulous Esperanza allegedly said:

    So adorable!

  244. The fabulous Chris V allegedly said:

    My most favorite Christmas gift would have to be my Thumbelina Doll. She was full size and could wear real baby clothes and if you turned a knob in her back she would squirm around! I kept her for about 40 years until she was really sad looking! A close tie was my Barbie dreamhouse. It was giant and folded closed like a sideways piece of luggage

  245. The fabulous Starry allegedly said:

    Mine was a life size baby doll. She had a white christening gown and adorable frilly socks. I got her from my Nan and remember declaring her the best present ever. That is until my sister popped her arms out of the sockets. :( never mind!

  246. The fabulous Paula in NH allegedly said:

    My favorite gift was a Chrissy doll - the doll that could grow hair when you twisted a button on her back. The note cards are adorable!

  247. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    cute stuff! My memorable gift was a baby doll that laughed when you squeezed her belly. I was just so surprised. I think I was six.

  248. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    My favorite gift was the Raggedy Ann doll I wanted so desperately in second grade. Fun question to answer.

  249. The fabulous Diana allegedly said:

    Love it all!!!! Amazing things to fall in love with!!

  250. The fabulous gillian allegedly said:

    I remember getting a double doll stroller which my brother sat in and crushed to the floor. I cried for hours.

  251. The fabulous Teri M allegedly said:

    Super cute note paper. THanks!!

  252. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    When I was in 6th grade I got an outfit with a turquoise mini skirt, striped top and matching leggings. Also under the tree was a “boom box”. It was the best Christmas!

  253. The fabulous Ter'e allegedly said:

    My most memorable gift was when my mom and dad got me a real Revlon Doll. I was about 8 at the time. She was simply my most prized possession!!!!!!! I quickly altered her make-up tho to make her “more attractive”.

  254. The fabulous Robyn allegedly said:

    The charm pack is so adorable. Thanks for the free download too!

  255. The fabulous Lynne allegedly said:

    Thank you for the darling gnoma notes! One of my most memorable Christmas mornings was the day Santa left a pink refrigerator and oven. It was just what I wanted. I played with those for years-

  256. The fabulous Mary-CristaliDesigns allegedly said:

    cute gnome notes.
    Thanks for the free download.

  257. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    My most memorable Christmas…Money was tight that year. I was about 16. My dad found a huge tumble weed. We used it as out Christmas tree. We decorated it with homemade ornaments. The three of us kids got one big gift. Mine was a typewriter. I loved it. I still have it. My youngest daughter types stories with it every Sunday. Thank you for the give away!

  258. The fabulous suesue allegedly said:

    Coming from a family of ten kids, Christmas was a fabulous time of year for all of us. We pulled names and exchanged gifts Christmas eve and received our Santa present in the morning. My favorite memory was the huge doll I received one year with red hair (my sister 2 years younger got the brunette). I still have her although she’s a little worn with missing fingers and balding hair. She’s still loved though!! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the chance!

  259. The fabulous Marianne allegedly said:

    These are adorable. I would love to win the charm pack. thanks for the chance to win.

  260. The fabulous barbie allegedly said:

    #260 Hope it’s as lucky as I feel.
    Cheers and keep laughing

  261. The fabulous Tina allegedly said:

    Mine was a dollhouse made of metal with all the carpets, curtains, etc., printed right on the floors and walls. LOVED it so much! When I was 16, my Dad gave it to my little niece without saying anything to me. I’ve been looking for another ever since. Always fantasized about finding one at a garage sale. Found one 48 years later at a flea market. Perfect condition, almost an exact duplicate of mine and it came with some furniture! My luckiest day ever. And I mean EVER! Best wishes, Tina

  262. The fabulous Melinda allegedly said:

    Oh of course I want to play for that charm pack! And I might just have to download those notes, if I can ever get my husband to buy some more printer ink!

  263. The fabulous Suzanne allegedly said:

    There were many favorite Christmas surprises but think the one I wished for the most and received was a big beauty parlor doll…complete with chair and old school hair dryer. Ironically, I never took very good care of my dolls, poor things.
    Thanks for the cool gnome notes!

  264. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    You are adorable & creative & you inspire me!

  265. The fabulous AliZ allegedly said:

    my sister and I woke up to find santa had delivered a train set. Funny that dad also got an engine. I love your fabric and it is so cheery

  266. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    My most memorable present I ever got was The horse Silver from the Lone Ranger TV show. It came with removable saddle and bridle and moveable legs - it was awesome!

  267. The fabulous Jody Herbert allegedly said:

    My most memorable present I received would have to be a swing set. I was amazed that Santa could bring this huge swing set to me in his sleigh and put in up in my backyard overnight! He is very clever!

  268. The fabulous Megan M. allegedly said:

    Oh, the lovable Cabbage Patch doll!

  269. The fabulous Harriett allegedly said:

    My favorite Christmas gift of all time was a Mrs. Beasley doll from the TV show Family Affair.

  270. The fabulous nitasha j allegedly said:

    my favorite Christmas gift as an adult would be my Nikon DSLR and as a kiddo it was my Cabbage Patch kids!!!

  271. The fabulous Jeni Allen allegedly said:

    I LOVE this fabric! I could make so many cute things with it! I’d love to win it!

  272. The fabulous Verna Sherwood allegedly said:

    Love your site, first time here. Looks like #3-Fabulous Diane and I got the same doll house from Santa that year! I love the gnomes and the download. My son will love the notes you have penned, in fact I have sent a copy of them to him, and I can hear him laugh.

  273. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    My mom makes an amazing veal stew with dumplings. I don’t eat veal anymore so that could be a problem, but the dumplings would be delicious. Mostly they just order out now, so I probably won’t have that problem.

  274. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    I wanted a Chrissy doll whose hair would grow. I also remember being excited about the Princess Leah barbie doll. Her hair was quickly taken down and never looked the same again.

  275. The fabulous kathleen grace allegedly said:

    What adorable notecards! I can’t wait to print them out. Love your fabric too:>) Happy Thanksgiving!

  276. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    When I was 15 I wanted a big white fluffy bathrobe SO bad….SO SO SO bad….I think it was the only thing I asked for that year. Well it was not under the tree for me:( I was so sad….and then my mom remembered that she had bought me one and hid it in the motorhome :) So I got it! Guess how many times I have worn that bathrobe? Probably three times. And I still have it:)

  277. The fabulous Lynn allegedly said:

    I remember a tea set I recieved, and I still have it –over 65 years ago

  278. The fabulous Michelle P allegedly said:

    MY best gift was a Coca Cola polo shirt when I was 12.

  279. The fabulous Beta allegedly said:

    Congratulations on such nice letters. I ventured to share your great idea in my blog, with appropriate links of course! I hope you do not mind …. greetings, Beta

  280. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    My most wonderful gift was a puppy! A cocker spaniel whom I loving named “Blondie”. Blondie got blamed for all the mischief I got in to. My parents often tell about when confronted with any mischief, my first response was always “Blondie done it”!

  281. The fabulous Helen allegedly said:

    Great site. I always loved getting a new book and crayons. Helen

  282. The fabulous Katy P. allegedly said:

    I always wanted a Snoopy Sno Cone maker. Santa did not bring me one when I was growing up but finally, last Christmas, he brought me my Snoopy Sno Cone maker. I only had to wait 32 years to get it!!

  283. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    How sweet of you to do a give away.

  284. The fabulous Debbie J allegedly said:

    My most memorable Christmas was at my Grandparents house. My sister and I each got a doll that was almost as big as we were. I loved that doll. I think I was 7 or 8 that year. We were told that would be our last doll they bought for us. But of course, it wasn’t.

    I love these Gnomas! Note cards and all!

  285. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    Thanks for the notes…they’re beautiful and fun!! Hmmm…my most memorable moment has to be when I was about 5 years old and it was the night before Christmas. My family and I were eating dinner in the dinning room when there was a HUGE bang and the Santa doll that was under the tree just vanished. My family had the tradition of having the Santa doll disappear in order to “go get the gifts”. That was 40 years ago and I still don’t know how my parents pulled that one off that night, I mean we were RIGHT THERE next to the tree…and the doll vanished!! :)

  286. The fabulous Vickie allegedly said:

    Thank you for the gnome notes:)

  287. The fabulous Terri allegedly said:

    OK..so I’m famous alright…famous for coming across things I MUST HAVE only to find out they can’t necessarily be had. I am referring to your Happy Holiday wonderfulness and how I can’t seem to find it all in one place, nor find all of it anywhere and I simply will die without it. I have downloaded your free pattern (lanterns…) and want to make it soon. Will your fabric come back in 2011? We haven’t had it nearly long enough.

  288. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    Thank you for your lovely gnoma notes~ it was a wild & crazy holiday season and each day I wrote my do list (maybe that should be called “things I can maybe get to list”?)on your lovely notes which I had clipped together for easy transport. It was like a ray of sunshine each and every day. Thank You!! Natalie

  289. The fabulous cat lady allegedly said:

    Looking forward to trying your project. Just have to find time between all the others I’m working on. Maybe I should make yours, then write myself a note to finish the rest!!!

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