Monday, December 9, 2013

Sew mama Sew giveaway

Hello all!  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blog world.  I am running a little behind this morning.  I have a terrible headache and just can't think straight, but I am working through it.  We have have had a bit of winter weather here in Arkansas (2 in of ice and 6+ in of snow).  I think this cabin fever may have spurred a migraine.  As you can imagine we are not used to this much winter weather and not for this long (been here since Thursday).  It sure is pretty thought!
 
Ok on to why you are really here.  I will be giving away 6 fat quarters and a lovely quilting quickly magazine.  It is the winter 2013 issue.  I will ship anywhere.  All you have to do is leave a comment to enter.  How about gift ideas for my girl tween (a kid that is not a teen but acts like and is almost one).  I just have no good ideas, she has everything anyway.  If you are a follower or want to become one leave me a comment letting me know for an extra entry.  Thanks again for stopping by and don't forget all the other giveaways.  Giveaway is open till December 13 at 5 pm, random number generator will select the winner!



170 comments:

  1. I don't have any kids so I can't help you out on your quest for a gift. Don't know what to get my nephews either.

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  2. how about a Mall gift card? That way she can go to any store in the mall, and get what she would like.

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  3. I would get her crafting stuff!

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  4. That's a tricky challenge. I would give her a journal or scrapbook, along with some embelishments or fabrics to decorate it.

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  5. What about a gift certificate for a mani & pedi? Or for a spa day?

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  6. Art Supplies! I've never met a tween that didn't love art/crafting supplies!

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  7. I'm not sure what to suggest about a gift but I know that when I give my niece (10 yr old) amazon.com gift cards she's happy enough --and she gets what she wanted. Win in my book! LOL.

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  8. I'm following you on bloglovin' (and that cardinal is such a spot of color in your photo!)
    Thanks for hosting this give away :D

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  9. What tween doesn't enjoy music?

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  10. i am so sorry about your migrane, i suffer from them too. i am not going to say electronics because she probably has all them that she needs. how about i mom and daughter day? pedicures, manicures, lunch at her choice and a shopping trip? my daughter passed away in my arms and i dont have anymore kids, but when she was that age i would take her shopping. and we would compromise on her choice of clothes. she would pick one and i would pick one and we would compromise on something in the middle.thank you for a fantastic giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  11. i follow you via bloglovin. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  12. I have no gift suggestions for you. Thankfully mine are still little bitty and can be entertained by anything and everything. Good luck finding something for her!

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  13. A book - so much variety and such a great thing to get into. I loved the Anne of Green Gables books as a kid.

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  14. That's a hard age to buy for....Thank goodness mine are all grown and I just give grandkids money so they can buy themselves whatever they want.

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  15. I am buying my teenage niece a pair of Hello Kitty slippers. I think they're cute:)

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  16. Gift cards to Old Navy or other clothing stores. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. Itunes gift cards. Who doesn't love some new music!

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  18. gift cards. e reader tablet or a nice new quilted cover for it . A new purse. At 14 my teen doens't like any type of cartoonoish figures and hsn't since she was about 10.I got my daughter a really cute book on doing nail art and it came with a kit of polishes as well and then I bought her a bunch op nail art supplies also. And books books and more books. and lots of I tunes cards to download her music she can't live without .Also all the kids around here love the Columbia fleece jackets and the American Eagle and Hollister brand hoodies Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  19. How about a jewelry making kit of some kind? Good luck, tweens are tough to buy for.

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  20. I am a new follower via RSS Feeds.

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  21. Sorry I have no kids so I have no idea what's hip right now. Thanks for the giveaway, though. kmcassie@gmail.com

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  22. I'm a new follower by email. kmcassie@gmail.com

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  23. I don't have any specific ideas, but anything that seems adult. Like pearl earrings.

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  24. Thanks for the chance! And that's a tough one... That's such a difficult age! I'd say probably a gift care so she can just pick herself? Not as personal, but maybe better for her?

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  25. Probably something that involves Justin Bieber ¡? Best wishes from Argentina!

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  26. The standard. Nail polish. Something for an interest. (for example my MIL loves snoopy and can never have enough) Take her someplace she hasn't been, ex. disneyland.

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  27. A gift certificate to a night out with Mom. Sewing lessons by yourself, that's worked with 5 of my grand daughters. A great book series to read together. Yarn and a crochet hook. A makeover or nail night. Good luck and have fun.

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  28. Hmm, since I am a teen myself (well, I am 18) I might be some help. I think a great gift would be a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure for both of you. I always love getting my nails done with my mom.

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  29. My tween girl wants fancy slippers and a cupcake decorating set - the tips and bags I think! She also likes nice art supplies and jewelry making kits.

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  30. Music, e reader books, gift cards, ear rings. Is she crafty, maybe a jewelry kit?

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  31. My tween nieces are asking for various gift cards so they can pick what they want. Amazon is a good one since they can get almost anything there! Good luck!

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  32. Money or gift cards. I can't seem to buy the right things for my teenage girl so I let her do it herself!

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  33. I can't help you much on the gift ideas because I have two grown boys and have no idea what tween girls like. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  34. I'd say a sewn handbag with some cool fabric, like the Ghastlies, a purse and a make-up pouch, maybe even a mobile phone bag. Thanks for the chance!

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  35. It's been a little while since I had a tween but did occasionally treat my youngest to a crafting class that we did together. Not sure if having fun with your Mum would be a popular choice for a young person these days...but I'd still like the chance to do it again.

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  36. Books on your local natural history??

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  37. Let her pick out fabrics for her own quilt/throw. Regardless of their age, they love quilts. Maybe something in some of the Japanese fabrics which are really fun for tweens.

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  38. You have a new follower by email.

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  39. I had two boys and always wished I had a girl to buy for. How about some beads and tools to make jewelry.

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  40. A tween can always use a funky bag - consider a blinged-up tote maybe..... I'm very sorry to hear about your head, and I hope it eases soon - Merry Christmas, :)

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  41. does she like sewing or any other crafts? what about a "sew yourself" bag kit?
    Thanks!

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  42. For smaller gifts I always got my daughter gift cards to fast food places like subway or sonic that were close to her school. That way when she is out with her friends she always has a way to grab a quick snack

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  43. I had sons so this is a difficult question for me, how about a cosmetic pouch filled with hand and foot creams, moisturizers - all that good stuff.

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  44. Could you take her shopping in the sales after Christmas, but on the day itself give her a mom token to the value of $x including lunch? I'm not a parent so I don't know if that would go down well or not.

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  45. Wow. That is a hard question to answer! My son is at that "awkward" gift age too, and it is hard! He likes Lego still, so that is a big help. What about a "Rainbow Loom" that makes bracelets with small colorful rubber bands?

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  46. A friend of mine did a beginner sewer basket for her daughter. Find a good sized basket with lid, pad the lid with some pretty fabric, and fill with sewing goodies and tools. :)

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  47. Books! Especially more "classic" ones.

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  48. I think that age group enjoys those funcky tennis shoes and wild socks.

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  49. oh dear, I'm afraid I have no idea. I have no kids... money?
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  50. How about a coupon for a Mommy and Daughter dinner and a movie. My tween really wants to feel grown up and spend time with me.

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  51. I took my tween to the shoe store and had her pick out a pair of combat boot (cute) and red tennis shoes from some name brand she had to have. I plan to wrap them up and make her act surprised.

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  52. How about some Bath & Body Works bath supplies in some fun young scents?

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  53. Thats a hard one. My daughter likes to draw and has her own laptop. I bought a bamboo tablet, and she uses it to draw on the computer. You can use it as a mouse also. Then if she doesn't have a tablet, maybe one of those? She will need it for school soon anyway. If she doesn't do the computer, perhaps art supplies? Like real ones, not the kid version. I loved books, and they have a lot of young adult books now. You can check out some titles on Goodreads.com perhaps. Those bracelets from Michael's are really popular. I haven't noticed them around where I live, but I heard they are popular. Cross stitch? Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery is SO cute: http://thefrostedpumpkinstitchery.bigcartel.com/ I actually have the yearlong one on my Christmas list. There are 3 of them. Here is a store that sells them: http://kitschydigitals.com/, and other cute things! You can buy the floss at Walmart that isn't expensive, and some of the patterns are a few bucks. There are also felt stuffed animals that you can make. Perhaps she will like them, and can design her own and get the material at Walmart/Joann's inexpensively. Those are my ideas! Hope you can think of something.

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  54. I follow on BL-karrie smith. Thanks for the chance to win! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  55. HELLO, GIRLS THAT AGE LOVE LITTLE MAKE-UP BAGS FILLED WITH LOTION.LIP GLOSS,ETC. IF SHE'S IN SPORTS,MAYBE SPORTS-CLOTHING;ALSO THERE'S GIFT CERTIFICATES! THANKS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  56. How about a Kindle Reader? Or have you let her design a quilt you make for her or help her make one.

    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  57. That's a hard one. Instead of an item how about an experience. Take her for a mom daughter day out complete with a spa day, hair, manicure, a little shopping and a just you two lunch or dinner. If that isn't her cup of tea I'm sure there are things around that she wants to do. My neighbor just took her 13 yr old and a friend to the Great Wolf Lodge for a day of games, indoor swimming and general fun. She will remember that gift long after anything material.

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  58. How about a rainbow loom?

    dewiec(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  59. You have a hard gift to give. But I think a gift card to her favorite shop would be the answer. It's better then her taking something back ;-)

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  60. How about a mother daughter cooling class?

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  61. I would give her a guitar or an ukulele. That is fun, and just right for her age!

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com
    pj pants for a tween!

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  63. Nothing better than gift cards...except fabric!

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  64. My 11-yo daughter has asked for boots for Christmas. She also enjoys crafts so I may get her some Sculpey clay.

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  65. I would be no help with a tween girl since I had two boys! Of course, a gift card would be appreciated!

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  66. Let's see... books, art supplies, sparkly nail polish, hmmmm... those Klutz books with various activities were always super fun! Wishing you good luck! :)

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  67. I made monogram cushions for my nieces and they loved them - they were large and awesome!!

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  68. How about making her a nice bag and putting different gift cards in it? maybe some to spend online so she can shop on Christmas and not have to wait.

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  69. Tweens...an experience, like horseback riding, a ride in a glider, hand gliding, zip lining, spa, skiing, concert.

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  70. Depending on the tween - it can be easy or very hard. If she's got the crafting bug like you, perhaps a gift card to a local craft store. Maybe some girlie things like a mom/daughter's day out a spa for a mani & pedi?

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  71. We don't have the ice and snow but it is very cold and we are not used to it and we don't have the clothes for it. I live in AZ where it gets over 100 8 months out of the year. Very nice giveaway, thank you.

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  72. hmm, if she doesn't have one already may be a simple sewing machine. It is never to early to start to teach the art of sewing. Trust me, she will thank you as my three girls thank me.

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  73. Get her something that will teach her a new skill - e.g. if she does not know how to knit some bulky yarn and big needles etc...

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  74. I am having trouble getting my 16 yr old neice a gift, too. I have boys so I am clueless what a 16yr old girl would like, besides an 18yr old boyfriend. I think I am going to get her jewelry. Jewelry is always good.

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  75. I find the best things to get my kids, are things that foster a hobby.. craft supplies, writing supplies, baking, drawing...what does she enjoy making/doing? good luck and thanks for the nice giveaway. Merry Christmas.

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  76. I give vouchers for kids that age because they are difficult to buy for! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    skmcgrat@tcd.ie

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  77. My kids are grown, but I see the Rainbow Loom advertised a lot. It makes bracelets out of special rubber bands. Looks like fun. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  78. I follow on GFC as Mrs. Kathy Davis.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  79. Ear bud pouch, wristlet pouch, jewelry pouch. I am all about pouches. My teen loves them. :)

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  80. make some journal covers and scarfs are hot for tweens right now

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  81. How about a gift cert. for some clothing and then follow up with a shopping trip and a movie or dinner?

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  82. We always end up giving my step daughter a mall gift card.

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  83. It's hard to say something specific because I don't know her, but I'd suggest giving an experience rather than an item. When I was about that age I was thrilled when my parents got me a ticket to a concert I wanted to see, for example.

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  84. Hope your migraine gets better...I know what those feel like...ouch. How about an amazon gift card? There is such a variety of stuff on amazon, she's sure to find something there she likes. (I got one this year and had fun picking out some books.)

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  85. Not sure how much help I can be as my daughter is now almost 23.
    What about offering to let her pick out any craft she would like to try and
    you will get her the starting materials, be it writing, drawing, painting, or
    possibly photography.

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  86. How about giving her something completely different from what you would normally give? If you would normally give techy stuff, give her a simple handmade item.

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  87. I would suggest a guitar... this is about the age we gifted our daughter her first guitar to keep her mind and fingers busy... she has taken off with it!

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  88. I am a new follower on Bloglovin

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  89. Craft project she could make and wear. (braclets, hair accessories, etc) or get her into quilting, baking.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  90. Some very good suggestions by the ladies above. I know that a diary with a tiny lock and key was one I treasured at that age...back in the dinosaur days!! LOL.

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  91. How about a bag? Doesn't every girl, especially one growing up into a young woman *cough* teenager, need a nice bag?

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! Love batiks!

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  92. I would do a craft store gift card in a new purse. Thanks for chance to win.

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  93. I think I would have loved crafty things or a mall gift card when I was that age. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. Maybe you could get her an external battery pack for charging her devices? My husband has one kinda like this http://www.amazon.com/5000mAh-External-Rechargeable-Battery-Android/dp/B00852Y722
    I hope your head is feeling better!

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  95. How about a special tote bag to carry her books and whatever else girls need to have with them

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  96. Does she need a cover for one of her electronics, say she owns a phone and it needs a sewn cover. Or you could give her an Etsy card and tell her to buy something handmade that way you support the small business's.

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  97. How about a gift certificate to take an online class of her choice at Craftsy?

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  98. My teens always liked pillowcases that showed their interests, seasons or even teams. Also zip bags with the same type of fabrics. Good for putting all sorts of things in.

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  99. I think the best thing to give someone that is a tween is the gift of giving.. Perhaps a project that she can do that will be sent to kids her own age. A good one for her age is edging fleece blankets with an edgeroo and a bit of crochet. Buy her labels that she can sew on the edge to define her meaning of her gift. Perfect for kids with cancer. Scary hospital stays in cold buildings. The Ronald McDonald House? Foster Kids? Just a thought.

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  100. You can't go wrong with clothes from one of the 'teen' stores, AE, or Aero . Thanks for the chance to win.

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  101. How about a new bag for school. Something the both of you make together. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. A tablet/computer sleeve? or bag/purse :) thanks for the chance to win

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  103. I am a new GFC follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. Migraines... I hope you are feeling better now! For your girl, a knitted hat if you can do it, a cool backpack that you make, a wall hanging with her favorite colors in a modern pattern...

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  105. IS she into music - what about a download gift voucher, or on a different note, a fabric basket/box to store desk items in??

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  106. Gift cards, journals and art supplies, knitting and craft supplies and if Santa is really generous her own sewing machine. Just trying to remember what my girl would have liked at that age. Good luck choosing.

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  107. I too am iced and snowed in here in Arkansas. I think a gift card is the way to go

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  108. I like the idea of a mother/daughter spa day -- mani/pedi and maybe out to lunch.

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  109. I'd give a gift card and take her out to lunch and then to the store to spend it after Christmas when the sales are good.

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  110. New bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender.

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  111. is there some kind of interest she seems to "collect"? If she likes painting her nails, does she seem to collect nail polish? Is she crafty like her mother? that one would be too easy lol. Maybe a gift card to a clothing store? everyone has some sort of thing they like and would be happy if they had more of. Every single person I know knows I love sewing and crafty stuff, and stuff for the kitchen. So that's usually what I get, and I'm always ecstatic.

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  112. Oh geez - luckily I'm not at that pre-teen age yet. How about an experience instead of an object? Like concert tickets or a trip to a water park. That sort of thing. Good luck! :)

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  113. How about an experience? Going to get your nails done together or some other thing that would be a treat for her. Thanks for this chance!

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  114. mama daughter outing to the swimming pool.... or a climbing forest ... or ....

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  115. jewelry making kit, gift cards, itune gift card, concert tickets...all good ideas! that is such a hard age!

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  116. Maybe a wristlet? been a bit since i've been a tween :)

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  117. A new bedding set for her room. Something just a wee bit more grown up than she has right now. OR lessons for something she has wanted to do: cheerleading, dancing, ceramics, sewing.

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  118. I teach middle school and it seems that all the girls are into making their own jewelry and Vera Bradley bags.

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  119. I think an iTunes gift card would always be appreciated.

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  120. A cute bag or pillowcase! ITunes gift card. Spa day (hair and nails)

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  121. I don't even know what to get my own kids or grandkids. Thanks.

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  122. I am a new follower via bloglovin. Thank you.

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  123. Itunes gift card, movie theater card, clothes that look a little more teenish

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  124. almost impossible to please a teen or tween... I know as we have a couple of grand daughters at that stage,,, we go for the gift cards as they are always sure to please..

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  125. Good luck buying for your tween! I am a Great Grandmother....what do I know about tweens? LOL Maybe some food coupons/cards for her to go out to eat at her favorite places or maybe a gift card for getting her hair done. Hugs, midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  126. Enjoying our snow, but my arthritis is acting up. Hope you feel better soon.
    This is a good age to teach to sew or quilt...she can make things for herself. I have seen some good books on the internet recently for teaching children. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  127. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  128. How about a gift subscription to a favorite magazine? (Perhaps you could check out the latest issue of Seventeen on the newsstand and see if it is age appropriate...)

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  129. I follow you with blog lovin.' Happy holidays!

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  130. How about theme pillow cases? You can use novelty fabric to match her interests. My tween grandies love them!

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  131. My tween daughter is getting books and craft kits.

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  132. how about a fingernail polish kit with the sparkles you can add to your fingernails.

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  133. I'd love a chance to win, thanks for the giveaway!

    As for gifts, I've always loved books and I think that's one you can never have enough of. Otherwise, perhaps there's a one-time, tiny bit more expensive, makeup/cream/soap/perfume type she's been longing for for a long time? Music perhaps? Or otherwise give her a day out with mom? ;) A High Tea together or perhaps there's a fun museum near?

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  134. A movie basket. Get her some tickets to a local theater something she can do with her friends. You can drop her off...Alone time for you and she gets to feel "older" by going alone with her friend?

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  135. My tween and teen cousins have been making a ton of those rubber band loom bracelets... maybe she's like a kit for those? Good luck!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  136. A friend of mine did vouchers for her tween. One for a day shopping, one for a girlie night in, one for going for tea and cake etc and the daughter loved it so much she asks for them every year now!

    lucymclaurin@hotmail.com

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  137. What about a gift card to go have a shopping day together?

    desi@weeshare.net

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  138. Purse made by mom, let her choose the fabrics? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  139. money? Vintage t shirts?
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com

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