The Latest News… January 2017
I want to thank each and every one of you that made my 5th Anniversary Freebie Friday a big success! This year we gave away over 7000 patterns and I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful gowns that you all come up with! I have several more designs on the drawing board for this time period and will work hard to bring them to you throughout this coming year.
A quick note on the Hampton Court Gown. This pattern is designed to be worn over our Side Laced Kirtle and Smock pattern and that is how it is pictured on the cover of the pattern. A bonus petticoat pattern is included for those that don’t want to use the Kirtle.
Keeper’s Dolly Duds “Town and Country”
Who gets excited every time Eve comes out with a new pattern? I know I do! “Town and Country” is currently on the drawing board and should be ready early in February. To make it even more exciting, it will be available in BOTH 18-inch and A Girl for All Time sizes!
Happy Birthday Laura!
February 7th, 2017 is Laura Ingalls 150th Birthday! It seems fitting that I should take a little time to celebrate my childhood hero and inspiration with an extra special giveaway. Leave a comment about your favorite Little House memory to be entered in a special drawing. One person will win a printed copy of both the “Mary and Laura” and “Carrie” pattern as well as a kit for each dress! Two people will win a printed copy of both the “Mary and Laura” and “Carrie” patterns. Three people will win a six piece set of cameo buttons.
I will be celebrating the life of Laura Ingalls life throughout this next year with some special projects and I am looking forward to sharing them with you!
Thank you so much for all your support for the successful auction of our cover ensemble for Sew Powerful
Congratulations to Melangell!
Melangell came up with the winning name of Hampton Court Gown for our most recent Tudor era pattern. Hampton Court was a castle that Henry VIII stayed at quite a bit. I think most of his Queens stayed there with him. It includes a “haunted” passage that his fifth wife, Kitty (Katherine) Howard ran down to try to get Henry to not execute her for treason. Hampton Court has a long association with the Tudor kings. Melangell will be getting a package of the same fabric I used for the cover dress so she can create her own Hampton Court Gown.
Congratulations to Melanie and Charlene!!
OOOPS! Thanks to an observant reader, it was brought to my attention that two other people had suggested Hampton Court as well. My apologies, I had been reading all the suggestions as they came in and had forgotten about those two when I finally decided on Hampton Court. These two readers will also be getting a gift for their suggestion. Thank you all so much for helping find the perfect name for this gown!