The Latest News… February 2015 15


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A Brand New Keepers Dolly Duds Designs Pattern!

If you have been watching our posts on Facebook, you may have seen our progress on Eve’s new pattern, “Study Hall”, which was just released yesterday.  Tom and I have been working on a couple of different approaches to make the illustrations easier to see, and in this latest pattern I used my drawing program to darken the lines so that the smaller details don’t get lost.  Since finishing this pattern, Tom has found a way for us to transform my hand drawn illustrations into vector graphics – which, in a nutshell, means you can zoom in on the pictures as much as you want with NO pixelating.  Look for our new illustrations in upcoming patterns.

Remember this pattern?

The first Keepers Dolly Duds Design pattern, published just 3 years ago!  Click Here to purchase.

The first Keepers Dolly Duds Design pattern, published just 3 years ago! Click Here to purchase.

Eve will be celebrating her 3rd year publishing her patterns with us, and she has decided to have another pattern sale to celebrate!  From March 1st through March 7th 2015, enjoy 50% off all her patterns.  Click Here to visit Eve’s shop!

Your Chance to Own a Thimbles and Acorns Cover Outfit…

… while helping women in developing countries learn sewing and marketing skills so they can raise themselves out of poverty!  On  Sunday, Liberty Jane launched another  special auction featuring the 18-inch size dress from our “Marie Antoinette” pattern cover. If you’re interested in owning this dress get your bids in as the auction ends Sunday, February 22nd!  All proceeds will be going to support the “Sew Powerful” ministry.

Thimbles and Acorns at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum!

Our “Mary and Laura” and “Carrie” patterns will soon be available in printed form at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in DeSmet, South Dakota.  The patterns shipped out this morning, so look for them soon if you happen to travel there, or Click Here to visit their online store!

Printed versions will be available soon, exclusively through the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in DeSmet, SD.

Printed versions will be available soon, exclusively through the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in DeSmet, SD.

Leave a comment below about your favorite historical site to be included in a drawing to win a set of these patterns.  We will draw three winners!


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15 thoughts on “The Latest News… February 2015

  • Sheila

    My favourite historical site is not well known.It is a small churchyard and surrounds in Worcester UK.The churchyard contains an old plague pit where bodies were buried with quicklime during the plague.The surrounding area is a mass of ridges and backberry bushes,a sure sign that there is a village buried underneath.Destroyed during the plague? Who knows,but the atmosphere is tantalising as I think of those people who lived here so many years ago.

  • Mary Ann Davis

    Two years ago I had the opportunity to visit Orchard House in Concord, MA (Louisa May Alcott’s home). Seeing the house and its artifacts from Louisa’s live really brought the Little Women books to life for me. I’ve also visited Laura and Almanzo’s home in Mansfield, MO, and it was so exciting to see some of the actual things Laura describes in her books. Love those two book series, and love these patterns!

  • Mary H.

    I’ve always wished to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in DeSmet and the Louisa May Alcott’s House museum at Orchard House. Can they be my favorites even though the chances of my getting there are slim to none? (I like in California.)

  • gloria

    Amazing as always. I so envy your talent. Thank you .
    There are so many favorites for historical sites that it’s difficult to choose just one. The 1880’s Town west of Mitchell, SD is a fun place to go. Though the site itself is not historical, the buildings are.

  • Suzanne

    One of my favorites is Old World, Wisconsin. There’s always something new to see and experience. I especially love their gardens!

  • Jessica

    My favorite historical site(s) visit was walking down the Champs-Elysées. We started at the Arc de Triomphe in the morning and ended at the Louvre in the afternoon. Everything was so amazing and so full of history!

  • Jessica Beery

    Such fun news! Cannot wait for the Keeper’s pattern sale! I missed out on it last time…

    One of my favorite historical sites is Biltmore Estates in N.C…I have been there twice and I’m pretty sure I could go there over and over again and not get sick of it. I love the historical character of the house (and of course, the gorgeous grounds and gardens!). I’ve been there with college friends and with my immediate family…now my goal is to take my hubby there someday, since both trips were before we even met. 🙂 The horse-lover in me enjoys the stable-turned-into-a-restaurant and all the lovely carriage paths throughout the huge country estate.

  • Monique

    My favorite historical site is the collection of sites along Boston’s Freedom Trail. I’ve done it twice, and I continue to be inspired by the early patriots. The Old North Church is interesting in its starkness, the perfect Puritan church.

  • Deb

    Laura Ingalls Wilder place is in my top favorites and is only about ninety minutes away. My friends son put some walnuts in his pocket , he was five yrs old, and brought them home and planted them. This was about 35 yrs ago? They are now producing walnuts and I want to get a sapling to replant on our farm.

  • Melodie Hess

    So excited about the pattern sale!

    I have two: one is in Cashmere Washington (I don’t get out of state much) there are some log cabins set up as displays. These cabins were brought in from all over the country. Carefully taken apart and re-put together. After setting one up to like a “jail” it was discovered the original builder was an escaped convict. There is also a nice little museum.

    The other is here in Olympia. The Crosby House. Lots of history from around the area and the Ladies guiding are part of a local civil war enactment group. Fun!

  • Joan

    I enjoy vising old mansion, the Glensheen mansion in Duluth MN was a favorite. It’s fun learning how the other half lived. Kind of like a mini version of Downton Abbey.

  • Carol Meadows

    In my immediate area there is a Fort that was used during the Civil War….Fort Macon….it’s a state park now, and has been renovated to show just how the soldiers lived during the Civil War. It’s a fascinating place, full of echoes and memories…one can almost imagine the ghosts of dead soldiers still marching around the grounds.

  • Kittie DiCaprio

    I live just north of Pittsburgh and just started to volunteer at the Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton Twp. I am currently supplying them with Colonial outfits for 18″ dolls made from a variety of historical patterns including some of yours. I am so looking forward to new designs I can incorporate!! Thank you for all the “learning” I get from your newsletters!!