As I sat down to write this evening, I realized that today marks my second anniversary for this newsletter! It is hard to believe it has been two years since I sent out those first articles. As a new writer, it was a little nerveracking putting my work out there for everyone to read, but everyone has made this such a rewarding place to grow and develop my writing skills and I thank you all for your encouragement these last 24 months. This has turned out to be “The Boys of Summer” summer with the release of our “18th Century Hunting Frock”, “Civil War Kepi Hat”, and “Coonskin Cap” soon to be followed by our 18th Century boys shirt and Civil War Era boys shirt. My four boys have enjoyed watching these pieces come together, but I must admit I am more than ready to get back to some fru-fru girls dresses! We have a lot more to pack in these last three weeks of summer, so keep watching us on Facebook, Pinterest, and at our Website to see how everything unfolds.
Upcoming Website Redesign
We have been wanting to do this for a few years now, but weren’t sure where or how to begin. This summer, Tom has been working hard, learning the ins and outs of website design, and I have been thinking a lot about our goals and objectives. In the next week our so, we will be launching our newly designed website and I am really excited to share it with you. The brighter pages will be easier to read and showcase Tamilee’s beautiful photography; the new menu will be divided into specific categories, making it easier for you to find specific articles you are looking for; and we have started to build lesson plans that will teach sewing skills and history, a great resource for history buffs and homeschool students!
Lydia Doll Giveaway!
I have had a beautiful Lydia doll sitting on my desk for a number of months now, waiting for just the right opportunity to be given away. It was such an honor to work with A Girl for All Time on this project and I have decided that perhaps the launch of our website redesign is the perfect time to celebrate with an extra special giveaway! I haven’t quite decided how to run the giveaway yet, so be sure to read next months newsletter to get in on the fun… perhaps some of you could offer some suggestions on how I should work this. Any ideas?
Keepers Dolly Duds Designs “Bibbed Playsuit” Due to be Released Later This Week
Eve’s final edits are in and the pattern has been sent off to our Design Consultants for proofing. Watch us on Facebook to see when it is available!
Upcoming 1830s pattern from Thimbles and Acorns!
As I get closer to wrapping up these boy patterns, I find myself thinking more and more about fancy trims, puffed sleeves, and layers of ruffles. A few weeks ago, I could no longer resist and began working out an 1830s dress for my next pattern. Oh, what fun it was to create enormous puffed sleeves and play with a variety of bodice details! It has been difficult to decide which sleeves and bodices to use, so I am thinking this project may spill over into a series of Design-ables patterns as well. Which sleeves do you like best, the Beret sleeves or the bound Gigot sleeves?
Congratulations to Kath for Winning Last Months Drawing!
Last month I tucked a giveaway in “The Latest News” for an “18th Century Hunting Frock” sewing kit. Be sure to read through this months newsletter articles to find this months giveaway.