Fabric Friday

I love all these happy alligators on Michael Miller’s Later Alligator White fabric. In fact, his whole Tammis Keefe Tribute Collection is making me smile this morning. How can you not be happy when you look at these cheery alligators or his contented cats fabric?

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Michael Miller’s, Tammis Keefe Tribute Collection, Later Alligator White tell us a well-known phrase you have grown up with. For example, See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile. Leave your comment anytime between now and Friday, February 10th. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. 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 one yard of Lesley Grainger, Launch, Rockets Royal is…

Crunchy Con Mommy said…

Oooh hard question. Can I call it a tie between “Come on, Eileen” and “Fight for Your Right”?

So many fun songs to pick from 🙂

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Jodi Taylor

Sweet Dreams, God Bless you, See you in the morning, I love you. I say it to my kids every night and they remind me if I’ve forgotten.


I still say “Oakie Dokie Artichokie” and I have noticed recently my students saying “Artichokie” to themselves while they work. Oops. We planted some artichokes in the class garden so they’d know what I was talking about.

Alice Hunter

My husbands mom would say “I didn’t cook it in the fridge, you know” when we bite into HOT food. We said it to the kids when they were growing up.


My dad always said “I have one piece of advice for you.” The unsaid advice was “pull your head out of your ass”. He would also say “Let it go, Mav. Let it go.” (from Top Gun) when I was upset. I *hated* that one. My husband uses it now!


Instead of the phrase “See you later alligator” We would say, “Chow, Chow brown cow!”


We used to respond to the one-word question “Well?” with “That’s a hole with water in it.”


“An Eskimo could sell you snowballs in Alaska”, said by my usually very quiet & patient Grandpa, to my shopaholic Grandma.

Meg Ring

My parents would say, “You want some cheese to go with that whine?”, and for some reason, I always liked it when my Mom would say “Come Hither!”, haha! 🙂

Beth T.

Whoops, I guess I left my comment in the wrong place. I’ll try again. My dad had a treasure chest full of sayings, and one I find myself using is “We shall see what we shall see”. More promising than “Maybe”.


I teach preschool and I have an alligator puppet that I use for circles and singing songs (her name is Ally-gator and the kids love her) I could really use this fabric to make some cute outfits for her!!! So that being said I have to go with “cutie-patootie” or when the occasion calls for it “nudie-patootie”


Shape up, suck it up or give it up. I don’t know…my dad always said this to me. Don’t know where it came from!


A Greek version of “goodnight sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” but including lice!!!!


When my children were little and I would come home from work they were ready for bed. So, I got to tuck them in for the night. They would give me a kiss goodnight and I would ask for a hug by saying, “a kiss without a hug is like a room without a rug”. Sounds silly but I heard my daughter saying this to her girls one night.


“if you cant stand the heat… get out of the kitchen”

I tell that to my husband all the time, b/c he needs elbow length oven mitts to get a bagel out of the toaster oven and my kids can do it with bare hands. Lol.


we heard a lot of “good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed-bugs bite”

and said a lot of “duh!” 🙂

Jess Shepard


don’t worry… its not my mother that said that. Its my big sister 🙂 Im not sure what she was more upset about, me mocking her word doc of a school year of outfits that she created saying things like “big white t shirt, tied in a knot on the left side, with pink leopard leggings, and 1 pair of pink slouch socks and 1 pair of neon green slouch socks, alternated together and slouched, white keds, and three headbands, white, pink and green”

hehehe… OR

if she was mad that i stole all of those things and wore them myself! hehehe

Joy Shepard

When someone would say ‘so’, she would say, ‘sew buttons on your underwear, zippers are out of style’.

Tammy Avella

When I would get frustrated and say “I can’t do it” my Dad would always tell me “can’t never did anything!” And now I find myself saying the same thing to my kids! 🙂


My younger brother used to say some of the oddest things when he was little. The one that stands out is when he was two, he went around, crying, saying, “Baa-Baa Waa-Waa Dead!” (translation- Barbara Walters is dead!) I honestly don’t know why he thought Barbara Walters was dead or why he was so heartbroken by it.


“Guess what, Squizzlebutt?”

I…I don’t know why we said that. We also sang a lot of “We’re off to see the Lizard, the wonderful Lizard of Oz” renditions. I think we were warped somehow.


Well the one that comes to mind is kind of gross but It was said all the time growing up…
After eating…’I’m full as a tick on a dog…’

Sarah R

The first thing that comes to mind is “Waste not, want not.” Then there was the ever popular, though somewhat less useful, “Guess what? Chicken butt.”

Rhonda H.

“Too bad, Sally”. Have heard that all my life in response to whining; guess it’s a Southern form of “tough luck”.

Alesia McDaniels

My mom always said “Cool Beans” and farts were “Barkin Spiders”. Both crack my kids up.

Holly S.

There were oh-so-many lovely sayings and songs in our family. My mom would sing “Beans, beans, good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you fart.” There was also “Better out than in.” I guess we farted a lot as kids 😉

One that my Cajun dad would say was “S**t fire and save matches.” My brother and I have discussed this one at length and still don’t know what it means; maybe a variation of “if wishes were fishes…” but much more charming. It was always said in spontaneous moments of surprise….

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Ana T.

I still say to my younger sister and now my kids: “Guess What? ….(what?)….Chicken Butt!! and when we would get a boo boo somewhere, my mom would rub it and sing: (in Spanish) : “Sana, Sana, Culito de Rana…Si no sana hoy, sanara manana!” translated: Heal, Heal, Froggie Butt…if it doesn’t heal today, it’ll heal tomorrow!


Whenever my sister and I would say that we (as a family) would be doing something, my dad would always say, “What do you mean ‘we’, white man?” from the Lone Ranger (or some comic about it..) Now I say it to my friends, boyfriend, his family…


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