Looking Forward to a Whole New Year!
Thank you everyone for yet another good year here at Thimbles and Acorns! We have spent the last year reorganizing, reevaluating, and readjusting our focus and are settling in happily with all the changes and looking forward to what’s in store for this next year. Eve and I have several patterns on the drawing board and we will start moving full speed ahead on them once we get past some of life’s little road bumps. We just finished the prototypes for the next “A Girl for All Time Doll”… but for now, that is all I can tell you until Frances big reveal.
The Best Pattern Release Ever!
Did everyone get a chance to take advantage of our free pattern offer on January 9th at Pixie Faire? We gave away a whopping 6,820 patterns! Now that is what I call a celebration! While putting this pattern together, I contacted the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Society to get permission to use to original picture on the pattern cover. After our conversation, the director asked if they could market printed versions of the “Mary and Laura” and “Carrie” patterns in their tourist shops. If she only new how much that meant to me! I finished brand new cover layout for the printed version of the “Carrie” pattern and am working on the “Mary and Laura” pattern now. Next time any of you visit a Laura Ingalls site, let me know if you see my patterns there!
Celebrating 700 Likes on Facebook
We have already reached and exceeded 700 Likes on Facebook … which is making 1,000 look like it is not that far off. To celebrate the 700 likes as well as the success of our “Carrie” pattern giveaway…. which was ever so close to 7,000… I am going to give away two sewing kits to make the “Carrie” dress just as it is shown on the cover. Just tell me your favorite scene or quote from one of the “Little House” books in the comment section below and I will draw a winner on January 31, 2015.
Down But Not Out
In case you are wondering why this months newsletter is running a little late, I have been having problems with kidney stones for the last couple of weeks which culminated into a weekend stay at the hospital with a kidney infection. All is well, but recovery has been slower than I would like and I still need to go back to have a stone removed next week. Needless to say, the last couple of weeks have been miserable and I am missing being able to work down in my studio. All is not lost however, through Facebook and e-mail I have been able to stay in touch and enjoy watching all that has been going on in my little sewing community. Thanks to all of you who brightened my day with the well wishes on Facebook, as well as sharing all your funny little anecdotes, latest projects, and inspirations… it helps to fill that void I feel when I can’t be creating myself!