Looking Forward to a Whole New Year!
Thank you everyone for yet another good year here at Thimbles and Acorns! As we celebrate our fourth year as a pattern publisher, a regular pattern has begun to take root in our year. Winter and Fall is when we spend the most time designing and producing new patterns. Both Eve and I are northern girls, so we seem to get our best work done when the temperature drops and the snow begins to blow. This is also when Frances starts working on the production of the newest A Girl for all Time dolls… it is always exciting to watch everything come together from behind the scenes! As spring comes, things begin to slow down in the studio as we get outside to enjoy the fresh sunshine and warm air. It is a great time to think and plan new projects. Towards the end of fall, as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, business slows down as our customers focus on the Holidays. In the studio, however, we tend to experience a flurry of activity as the designs for the new A Girls for All Time dolls come due and we prepare for our annual Anniversary pattern giveaway! It has become one of my favorite times of year. January has arrived, our big projects are behind us, and we get to celebrate another wonderful year with all of you!
Celebrating Our Fourth Anniversary with another Brand New Pattern Giveaway!
This January marks Thimbles and Acorns patterns 4th anniversary and we are going to be celebrating it with Pixie Faire again this year. On January 22nd, 2016 we will be releasing a brand new pattern and it will be available for FREE at Pixie Faire on that day only. Be sure to mark your calendars! This year, we will be offering an 1830s era dress that we have named after a remarkable woman named Sarah Hale. While almost everyone is familiar with the nursery rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb, few people know is was written and published by Sara 1830. Sarah made her greatest impact, however, as the editor of Godey’s Ladies Book as a writer and advocate for the education of women and many other women’s issues. I don’t have a direct link to the listing yet, so follow us on Facebook or go to Pixie Faire on Friday to find it. Enjoy!
Be sure to check out our newest Pixie Packs at Pixie Faire. To coincide with the release or our Sarah Hale dress pattern, we will have a number in stock to make the Spice colored dress! We also have four kits for the green print dress, one will be set aside for a random random drawing on Saturday January 23rd… to be entered in the drawing, simply leave a comment below! The remaining three are listed in my Etsy shop. Click here to view them.
All three dresses featured on the Sarah Hale covers have been donated to Sew Powerful and will be auctioned off starting Friday, January 22, 2016. If you would like one of these original dresses, be sure to get in on the auction as all proceeds will go to support
this ministry. Click Here to find the auction. Click on the picture to learn more about Sew Powerful.
What’s coming up?
Both Eve and I have a number of patterns on the drawing board… Colonial, 1960s, 1830s, and Prairie! Sewing through History will be continuing with Ancient Empires followed by the Middle Ages.