Every year, I look forward to summer like I did as a kid. You remember those golden days, when summer was a delicious mix of freedom and boredom. Perhaps I get too caught up in the nostalgia, but ever since I became an adult, the flurry of activity and work that my summers now bring still takes me by surprise. Here it is, the middle of July, and I have yet to take my bike out of the garage, swim in the lake, or go for a long hike up to Blueberry Hill. This week, I took my two youngest sons to my in-laws on a sort of working vacation to help them with a couple of house projects. As I work, I notice the boys … they are bored and enjoying every minute of it. I can’t help but smile. Boredom is the fertile ground where we plant our dreams, conceive our theories, and nurture our ideas. I can almost hear the gears turning in their heads and before long they are off like a shot to try out one idea or another. It has been a beautiful week so far, and though I am hoping to get a lot accomplished while I am here, I am making a point to put work away from time to time for canoe rides, hot dog roasts, and a little boredom.
18th Century Hunting Frock
Our 18th Century Hunting Frock is now available at Pixie Faire! I love this uniquely American outfit. Leave a comment below to be entered in a drawing for a free Sewing Kit.
Civil War Kepi Hat!
Oh BOY, what a summer! Not only did my boys get the Hunting Frock, but after our trip to Gettysburg and
Appamattox Court House last month, I was finally inspired to make a pattern for the Civil War Kepi Hat to go with our Civil War Uniform. I am really excited about how it turned out and it should be ready to be released some time next week. I am toying with the idea of making this in full sized versions as well… would any of your kids (or adults) want a pattern for your own Kepi Hat?
By the way, while the hat is off being tested, the Civil War and 18th Century shirts are just about ready as well. They should be available shortly after the Kepi Hat comes out.
Have you Seen Sam?
I am so excited to announce that A Girl For All Time will be releasing their 5th doll “Sam” in September. It was such an honor to be able to work on Sam’s wardrobe with Eve Coleman of Keeper’s Dolly Duds and Caroline Harris. Caroline Harris is a costume designer from Great Britain and headed up the wardrobe design for “42 – The Jackie Robinson Story” My four boys loved that movie, and they got pretty excited when I showed them the name of the designer I was working with on the back of their DVD. It is such a great feeling when your kids think you are the coolest person in the world.
Lydia Has Been Nominated for Playdoll of the Year!
Please take the time to vote for her!
Congratulations to Mary Jane for Winning Last Months Drawing!
Last month I tucked a giveaway in my “From Fig Leaves to High Fashion” article, for a one yard length of light blue wool. Be sure to read through this months newsletter to find this months giveaway.