FABRIC FRIDAY!


Did you know that Cynthia of Fabricworm is also the founder of Birch Fabrics? Check out Birch Fabric’s newest line, Storyboek by Jay-Cyn Designs. With two little boys, Cynthia is a true champion of designer boy-friendly fabric. Thank You Cynthia!

To enter for the chance to win a yard of Storyboek Whale Watch Shroom, tell us your favorite storybook. Either your own or whatever you are sharing with the kids. Quinn loves Curious George right now. I have a soft spot for anything Beatrix Potter or Russell Hoban. Leave your comment anytime between now and next Friday, August 12th. Tweet, stumble, or share on facebook and leave another comment letting us now. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

The winner of a yard of Mod Lattice Seafoam is

sarah said…

i have a soft spot for plaids, i must admit…

Congrats Sarah! Go ahead and use the contact form to send us your address and Fabricworm will send off your prize!
Good luck everyone!

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194 Comments

Heather

I LOVE this fabric- in fact- I love this entire line. I have a 5 mo little boy who is definitely going to get some cute john johns out of these patterns.

As a little girl I LOVED Clifford. I got my little man a stuffed Clifford to hold while I read them. I also read him "On the Night You Were Born" to him every night before bed. It is SO adorable.

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Leah

I absolutely adore Jane Yolen's "How Do Dinosaurs…" books. They teach great lessons and the art by Mark Teague is wonderful. She has also written many of my favorite YA novels as well.

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Becky

My 2 year old's son's favorite book(s) are the Llama Llama series. In fact, he crawls in my lap each night and asks for "llama llama llama." In Llama Llama misses Mama, he has named all the kids at the school in the book kids from his school – including the teacher. And he thinks all the doors and cubbies are potties (clearly we are in the throws of potty training.) It makes me laugh and smile each time.

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Kelly

Precious fabric!

I LOVE the Bossy Bear series by David Horvath (the ugly dolls guy). They just crack me up.

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Jen @ My Own Road

This is SO adorable! I'm thinking boy project for sure (would it be too weird for a pair of shorts for a 27-year-old?)

My little girl's favorite book is called Mama's Kiss by Jane Yolen. It's about a mama who blows her daughter a kiss and the kiss gets away and travels all around and then the little girl catches it. It's so cute πŸ™‚

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Stephanie Granite

My favorite book by far is "Pickle Chiffon Pie" by Jolly Roger Bradfield. My sister and I fought over who would get to keep the copy of it we had growing up and she won, but luckily it was reprinted and I was able to snag a copy on amazon!

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Stephanie

My daughters are really into anything Fancy Nancy. I got them hooked on a favorite of mine when I was a kid, The Jolly Postman. Its a story about a post man that delivers letters to people from storybooks. There are actual letters that you can take out and read to your kids. So cute!!

Also posted your link on FB. Love reading your blog daily. Thanks!!

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alanna

I love this designer! I just bought Jay-Cyn's bicycle print that you featured on here awhile ago for my 10 month old boy's curtains.

The little book we're enjoying right now is Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox. It's just the sweetest little story.

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roBUT & loLER

My current favorite storybook is Bouncy Baby. It's the first little board book my little one got excited about and always pulls off the shelf for me to read. The baby in it claps, splashes, eats, dances, and waves. So she loves to do all those things as I read the book – so fun!

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Honeysuckle Handmades

The whale and boy in a boat fabric is to die for! I think my favorite book to read to kids that they love, both girls and boys, are fairy tales. They LOVE the Billy Goats Gruff best of all.

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thermalia

I love the Jan Brett books, her sides stories depicted in the frames of pictures has always been a favorite of mine. Love the concept of a storybook fabric line πŸ™‚

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elisa.b

All time favorite book ever… Curious George. There are some wonderful and classic storybooks but Curious George will always have a special place in my heart. πŸ™‚

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Kirsten W.

What great fabric! We are also loving Curious George around here (my son is 3). I love reading The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra. We also have a favorite Fairy Tales and Fables collection, illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa.

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Caitlin Luccio

My favorite storybooks have always been and will probably always be Winnie the Pooh. There's just something sweet and lovely about them that I cannot resist.

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Jenn H.

Winnie the Pooh will always be my favorite, but I've got a little boy on the way and he might have other interests. I love the whale fabric! Super cute!

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Jenna

Oh our favorite book is"Snuggle Puppy" a Boynton board book. The kids just love singing the song – we read it every night.

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Alsacianne

We LOVE Miffy at our house. So much cuteness and great, simple design… Thanks for the opportunity to win πŸ™‚

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Renae

LOVE that fabric!! My daughter and I read the Olivia books several times a day. I am fairly certain we have them all memorized.

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Danielle

My mom says she still has Cinderella memorized from reading it to me so many times, but my personal favorite that I now read to my daughter now is The Tale of Two Bad Mice.

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Pam

My favorite child's book is Donkey Donkey. I am currently on the lookout for a copy while I go to yard sales. I have no idea what happened to the copy I read to my kids. I now want one for our granddaughter who is due in October. Would like the cute fabric is make my grandson something cute. THANKS, P. Frederick hellopf@yahoo.com

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karla.

This is a very tough decision. I will have to go with Winnie the Pooh, though….classic A.A. Milne, of course.

Love this fabric!

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Crunchy Con Mommy

My favorite is probably the Winnie the Pooh books, but my son's favorite right now is the surprisingly boy-friendly "Cuddle". A little boy in it talks about why it wouldn't work to hug a bunch of wild animals like "If I cuddled a tiger, I'd end up as dinner!" and the illustrations are cute. I definitely recommend it!

PS my Internet hates me and keeps posting comments before I'm ready. So sorry about that. I deleted the comment that posted only the word "My", lol.

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Cindy

We love the "Little House" books. Even my boys enjoy hearing about Laura and Mary!
What great fabric! I was just looking for something fun for the boys.

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grumpybunny

For my two year old little girl it's all about Madeline. "Wead Ma-ah-line Mama?" We have all the books in one volume that sits by the bed and each night we read one story until it's time to start over again. When Monkey gets fussy in the grocery cart, all I have to do is start with, "In an old house that was covered with vines…"

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angeltred

My all time favorites are the Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie Series. For younger kids I love Berkely Breathed's illustrations!

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Jessica

My favorite book as a little girl was Geraldine's Blanket. I checked that book out from the library probably 400 times. I'm now expecting my first baby and for my birthday last month, my mom bought me my very own copy to share with my baby. πŸ™‚

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Kelly

My boys are small still and I fell in love with Sandra Boynton pretty early on… before they understood what books really were. I love Farmyard Dance, Moo Baa La La La, and Snuggle Puppy especially. πŸ™‚

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Christine Way

Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann because it makes my 2 year old laugh & Consider Love by Sandra Boynton because it makes this mommy cry πŸ™‚

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molly

I love this fabric–it'd be fabulous for my baby, Jonah. 'Cause when your name's Jonah, it's good when the whales are little and on you, rather than big and all around you. He's loving Frog and Toad. But he's only 5 months old, so I suspect that has more to do with his parents loving Frog and Toad. πŸ˜‰

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Grayson

Just read Curious George Goes to the Hospital tonight. My puzzle loving 4 year old thinks it so funny that he thinks a puzzle piece is a piece of candy! Also loving Tomie DePaola & his Strega Nona books. Would love to win some of that adorable fabric. Thanks for the chance!

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Emily.

My all time favorite is "Are you my Mother" by PD Eastman.

ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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Sarah

i used to love the madeline books. i cannot wait to read those to my daughter lydia! also all the berenstiain bear books : ) i am excited to learn what her favorite books will be

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Laurel Dantas

The whales are fantastic! My current favorite is the Runaway Bunny, mostly for the artwork. My 16-month old also loves Wynken Blynken & Nod at bedtime every night

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skirtastop

Great giveaway! I love "I am a Bunny" by Ole Risom and illustrated by Richard Scarry. It's the perfect winding down book for bedtime.

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Mary on Lake Pulaski

My favorite storybook right now happens to be the same as my granddaughter's – THE ELUSIVE MOOSE! The story and the illustrations are excellent and she loves it too!

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makeitintosomethingbeautiful

i was just going to purchase this fabric! Maybe I can win it, that would be fun. right now my son's (2.5) favorite book right now is "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. He calls it "the gray book."

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Becky

Man, there are some great book ideas in here! My favorite book as a kid (and slowly becoming my son's) "Socks for Supper" by Jack Kent.

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jsmexico

The whale fabric reminds me of a book I love to read to my kids, "Amos and Boris." A wonderful book about friendship despite differences.

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Jackie

I've been reading my boys "The Fourteen Bears – Summer & Winter" by Evelyn Scott. It was my absolute favorite book when I was little. My mom (bless her heart) saved the book and presented it to my oldest son when he was 2. Now it is a family favorite all over again. LOVE THAT!!!

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Amy Kirchhoff

My first book to read was Red Fish, Blue Fish, but my daughter is loving Where's the Poop? Not that it's my favorite, but it sure does crack me up! I think my fave w/ her is I Love You, Stinkyface. So sweet.

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The Queen

The Tailor of Glouster by Beatrix Potter. My favorite book to read as a kid. My Mom's least favorite to read to me because it was so long!

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Deviant_memories

My favorite book as a child was "were the wild things are" My six year old loves curious George and my two year old loves anything with vehicles in it.

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Whitney

Where the Wild Things Are was one my little brother and I asked for over and over again!

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Mrs. Butler

I'm a first grade teacher, so picking just one favorite story book is so hard! One of my all-time favorites, though, is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad day…I think mostly because we all have days that feel like that!

I love this whale print and the classic feel that it has…so cute!

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Rebecca

I have recently re-discovered some of the Virginia Lee Burton books with my almost-two-year-old daughter. I used to love those books as a kid, especially The Little House and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

Gorgeous fabric!!!

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Janie

I love everything Roald Dahl's ever written That man was a genius, pure and simple.

janiebt at gmail dot com

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Kellie

My kids and I love anything by Dr Seuss and as a kid I loved The Faraway Tree series πŸ™‚ I must included a special mention, my favourite book to read to my daughter is The Paper Bag Princess, I love the inherent messages of strength and independence!

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melvo

When I was small we had a bunch of Golden Books (remember those?) and I loved to read them. I thought they were so special with the gold spine! As for our little one, he's a big fan of Eric Carle books, who could blame him?

Btw, love this weeks fabric — such a great treat to have something boy friendly. I think it would make a cute sun hat for our little guy and maybe some matching shorts….

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Gina B.

We just returned from Cape Cod, and my two year-old is obsessed with whales AND evening the score for having mama make him as many things as his big sister. This would be perfect. Fingers crossed!

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Passionatetraveller

My daughter snuggles up to her organic whales and cloud cot quilt while watching her favorite shows playschool, the smurfs and miffy. Bedtime we pull out my old golden books choose one and explore all tge stories that i use to love.

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Jen@thecraftingfiend

my favorite storybook was pippi longstocking – I thought she was hilarious! and this fabric so reminds me of that and her seafaring Captain/chief of a father and the book where they went to the island to visit him!

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mami dani

i love anything from tommie de paola, especially strega nona. but for my baby i read to her in spanish since it's the language we speak at home. So anytime marshals has books in spanish (usually during christmas season) i take the opportunity and buy as many books as possible with their great prices. right now i am reading her a collection of disney stories.

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Beth

So many wonderful comments–I've seen so many of my favorites here. But the one I loved as a child, that my mother read to me and I now give to special kids on special birthdays or holidays, is Babar.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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Diana Galan

I absolutely LOVE Shel Silverstein's Giving Tree. I cry almost every time I read it to my kids. I've had some great conversations with my children about love as a result of reading this book.

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Krista

Three way tie for me between three treasuries — the Richard Scarry Busy Town book, the Winnie the Pooh treasury and the Curious George treasury!

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Letty Lark

My favourite book as a girl was Reckless Ruby, a story about a little girl who was so beautiful and so precious that her parents wanted her to marry a prince who would wrap her up in cotton wool and always protect her and keep her safe, but she wanted to grow up to be a fireman so she tried to prove to her parents that she wasn't precious. She walked across the amazon river in lead boots, she hung from sky scrapers from her shoe laces, she had dinner with a boa constrictor, she ran away to sea and much much more. The story ends with her parents getting so angry they tell her she's not precious at all and they stop being too protective and fussing over her too much and she ends up going skateboarding with her friend harvey and telling him when she grows up she'll become a fireman.

Sorry…didn't mean to re-live the whole story, it just made me feel so good as I was such a tom-boy and I had to re-live it. Good luch everyone!

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Kat @ KaydeeBunz

Go dog Go was one of my favorite books and I love reading it to my daughter!! I also like the narnia series and cant wait till my kids are a bit older so we can add it to their story time!

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sarah

My favorite books when I was little were the Lowly the Worm ones. I remember my dad reading them to me and they were the first books I ever read. After my parents got divorced, I spent a lot of time with my aunt. I used to sneak into her bed first thing in the morning and she would cuddle with me and read a big Beatrix Potter book to me, regaling me with tales of Benjamin Bunny and Nutkin. Fond memories. πŸ™‚

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heyholly

My favorite is The Little Prince. Can't wait until my son is old enough to not try to rip out the pages when I read it to him!

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Henria O.

I love classic stories like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Sleeping Beauty. For modern stories, it would be Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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Marisa M

My favorite book as a child was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I love how the tree takes care of the boy through out all the stages of the boys life. I absolutely LOVE the whale fabric. My husband has loved whales since he was a little boy that he even said he wanted to be a whale when he grew up! We are expecting our first baby and I think the whale fabric is so appropriate to help give our nursery a little piece of my husbands childhood.

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Maura M.

I don't have kiddies of my own yet, but I can't wait to share my massive childhood storybook collection with them when I become a mom. I must have read "Blueberries for Sal" and "Mirette on the Highwire" a thousand times, and I can't wait to read them a thousand times more with my future kids.

And I love the whales! This fabric would make an adorable John-John.

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Margaret

I absolutely LOVE this fabric. I'm saving my pennies to buy some.

My Favorite storybook right now is pippi longstock! what fun adventures that little strong red head has.

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Ashley

I have 2 boys and I am in love with that whole collection! My favorite book as a child was Bernard of Scotland Yard by Berniece Freschet. Right now my 2yr is in love with a haunted house pop up book (I forget the name sorry) and Lots of Bots by Kiki Thorpe. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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Erin

Our current favorite story book is "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish". My two yr old loves the rhymes and silly pictures πŸ™‚

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Nicole

Wow, that is a gorgeous fabric line! Such great, muted colors. My favorite storybook right now is "Goodnight Moon". I know that might sound funny but I feel like I'm rediscovering it's simplicity and I love the rhythm of it. I have two older-ish kids (7 and 4) and now a 1 yr old. I'm getting to re-read these old favorites. πŸ™‚

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Genelle

I love these fabrics! They are so perfect for a boy and definitely NOT the typical camo or sports prints I usually see. I'd love to win!

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Dorian

I am currently reading my son "I love you Stinky Face" which is waaaaay sweeter that it sounds, and perfect for boys and mommas!

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jessicabelle23

This is amazing I have been looking for prints like this to make for my son so when he gets older its his baby blanket but he won't be not wanting it cuz it's too baby like loamy son is only 4 months old so I wanna gather fabric and make it ASAP!!

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Becca

Finally, beautiful boy fabric! My little boy's name is Fisher, so a few of those patterns would be perfect for him. He is only 2 months right now so he just loves the sound of my voice and bright colors. The Jesus Storybook Bible is my current favorite thing to read to him. We also love Hippos Go Berserk and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Menzies

I love this fabric! My favorite book for my babe at the moment is "Love you Forever" by Robert Munsch.. it just has such great meaning!

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michelou

"But Not The Hippopotamus" by Sandra Boynton was my fav book growing up. My little guy loves it too!

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jweinzettl

Mine and my 3 year old daughter's favorite is "I Like To Be Little" by Charlotte Zolotow. It brings a tear to my eye in the end! So precious! Great fabric too, by the way!

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caralyn

What gorgeous boy-friendly fabric!
We've been obsessing over the Skippy Jon Jones series at my place. All three of my kids adore them!

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littlekahootz

Oh adorable. We read a lot of Dinosaur books now that the boys are old enough to request certain ones. I used to love reading them The Giving Tree…both in my belly and after they were born.

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Torrey

"Baby Weems" is one of my favorites. My son is addicted to Little Squirt Fire Engine. We read it everynight! : )

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bethanndodd

Great fabric…having 3 boys I am always looking for more "boyish" prints.

Right now we are reading alot of beginner books as 1 of my little guys is getting ready to start kindergarten (sniff, sniff). We also love Dr. Suess around here! Thanks for the chance. Smiles~Beth

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Kimberly F

My favorite storybook is the Little Red Hen. My mom used to read it to me when I was sick, so it makes my think of sweet Mommy snuggles.

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Itty Bitty Beasties

I'm a sucker for anything Ezra Jack Keats..I can't get enough of his artwork. But I love to read anything from Little Women to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Lemony Snicket and Hunger Games Series…Um, Book Worm, is the term I believe.
Oh, and I drop dead want that fabric. :o)

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Marcia W.

My fave storybook – Billy Goats Gruff – read from my childhood copy to my oldest grandniece with theatrical gestures and voices.
Thanks for the chance at the fabric.

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Morgan

I absolutely love this fabric!! the whales are just too cute! My little guy is just over a year now, and he really lights up when I read him The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, which was one of my favs when I was a little girl! πŸ™‚

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Lynn

we love any of the Poppleton books…great illustrations, fun and funny stories.
thanks for the giveaway chance!

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Breezy Momma

When I was a child visiting my grandparents I would climb up in my grandfather's lap while he told me long, elaborate stories involving the epic adventures of three brothers and their only sister (my brother's and I, of course!). He would hold me and tell me fantastic tales of the siblings' adventures for hours, until finally the children saved the day and went back home to climb in their beds. After the "Epic Adventure" ended I would demand he read Albert the Albatross by Syd Hoff. I loved hearing about the little bird's misadventures, and imagining my grandfather befriending albatrosses himself when he was a sailor during the second world war. My grandfather's love of stories led me to a lifetime of being enamored with words (English major! lol) and more specifically the little book by Mr. Hoff led to my discovery of another story about an albatross, one of the best poems of all time, Samuel Taylor Coolidge's "The Rime (sic) of the Ancient Mariner." Now I read Albert the Albatross with my children, and they love it as much as I did.

Btw: This is my first visit to your blog, (I am a brand new sewer) and I wanted to tell you how WONDERFUL a resource this is! Thank you so much for sharing your insight and know-how…all for FREE! Sites like this are a tremendous help to those of us who are just learning and trying to do so on a budget. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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R Carter

my favourite was The Secret Garden. My 4 y/o's favourites are the Gruffalo books and anything Frog and Toad. In fact the only time he cooperatively reads on his own is when he's choosing from a Frog and Toad book table of contents..or even the first page sometimes!

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debbiekl

Great fabric!
I have an old Alvin and the Chipmunks book from when I was little that I now read to my son. Maybe not a classic, but fun to share!

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frozenMandMs

We always loved Goodnight Moon. I read it so many times to my kids that the pages were torn and the cover fell off. They loved finding the mouse on every page. Memories . . .

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Tanea

The fabric is adorable! I loved Go Dog Go when I was little. My daughter loves anything by Sandra Boynton. Her books are hilarious, especially Moo Baa La La and Fifteen Animals.

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vickigraff

LOVE this fabric. The grey, the whales…it would make lovely curtains for the baby…should he ever decide to sleep in his room.

My favorite childhood book is Little Miss Bossy. Word on the street is that it was a must read for this bossy little miss.

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Jennifer Hall

Love the fabric!! It's a tie for my two favorite kids books…Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst and Wilford Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

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Brianna B.

the first thing i ever sewed was when i got my first sewing machine when i was 10 or 11 (i got it for hanakah, and i was begging and begging my mom to get me one, and i got one!) it was a little star shaped pillow and i forgot to leave a little gap to flip it inside out so it was inside out but i just stilled luuuvvved it and i was so proud of my self for sewing something on my own and a brought it around with me for awhile. and i made it on a super bowl sunday and i brought it to the party with me because it was at my friends house πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› and i still sew today i hope to become a pro someday <3 ((and also i refused to get anybody's help to help me learn to sew, but i eventually taught my self))
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Brianna B.

my fave book scince foreverrrrr!!! is….
green eggs and ham!!!!! by dr. suess !!!
i think it was the first book i read the whole book…?

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