January 04, 2015

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 11

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Day 11 of our 12 Days Of Christmas celebration!

[Giveaway Ended - Congrats to Julie H.]

I think I may have mentioned this before (haha!) but…. Britex Fabrics in San Franciso is my favorite place to shop!

So, Today we are giving away … 11 things I’ve picked up from both this fabulous store and Mood in NY - to one lucky winner!

Giveaway includes: 6 Britex fabrics, 4 Mood Fabrics, and a bag of doll sized notions. Fabric includes 1/4 yard pieces cut as fat quarters.

Fabric pieces are big enough to create ooak pieces for your American Girl Doll (or Ellowyne, BFC,Ink. etc) Most Liberty Jane items can be made form a 1/4 yard of fabric.

In the second collage image below, you can see a variety of Liberty Jane Clothing Pieces made using fabrics found at Britex Fabrics! The Killara Dress was made from fabric that I got at Britex, unfortunately it was all used up, so that one is not included in this bundled giveaway.

To enter simply respond to this post by commenting below and complete this sentence:

“I sew [ or knit/crochet]  primarily as a  [insert hobby or for my home business] on average, I spend… [how much time/hours in a week]…”

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific), today, 1/4/2015.

One entry per person. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment. We will choose a winner and announce it tomorrow to let everyone know who won.

Happy New Year,

Cinnamon & The Liberty Jane / Pixie Faire Team


100 Comments

Linda H.
Linda H.

December 26, 2015

I sew as a hobby right now, but I’m thinking about retiring so I can spend more time on doing my favorite thing. Sewing doll clothes. I’d like to make it a business as I feel there is a need for good quality doll clothing. I love to pick out different colors and fabrics and see how they turn out. I made clothes for my granddaughter last year and she was so happy she cried. She was only 7 years old. I started out sewing because I’m tall and couldn’t get clothes long enough. Then it turned into a hobby. I love to sew.
Thanks you for all your free patterns. I enjoy them so much!

Linda
Linda

December 25, 2015

I sew for my own enjoyment and for my grandchildren. I spend about 20 hours a week sewing. I belong to a group that gets together to sew it’s so much better to sew with friends than to see alone

Kathryn
Kathryn

December 09, 2015

I have two grand daughters that live in ALASKA so I only get to see them once a year. They love the 18 inch dolls. I spends hours searching for new idea to sew,crochet or knit special things for them. Each week’s I buy two patterns to make. I am hooked on doll clothes for sure.

Debbie
Debbie

January 07, 2015

I enjoy sewing and crocheting American Girl and Bitty Baby clothes. I also dress other dolls when the opportunity is available. I work part-time but crafting is my joy.

Euphemia Walsh
Euphemia Walsh

January 06, 2015

I " sew & knit " primarily as a " hobby & like to share my skills with youth who want to learn " on average, I spend…" 56 hrs a week as I have been medically retired from the Military all in fun but 14 hrs of that is volunteer with the youth sharing what I know. "

Kimber
Kimber

January 06, 2015

I can’t say enough thanks for this website. I LOVE the patterns and have learned so many New tips….you CAN teach an old dog New tricks!

Janet
Janet

January 06, 2015

would love the 12 days of Christmas gifts as I just stared making doll clothes for the grand daughters. They have gotten 18" dolls for Christmas and cannot afford to buy many of the clothes so I am trying to make them for the 2 girls. I believe that the patters you have are just beautiful and would love to share the outfits with the girls.

Storm Jensen
Storm Jensen

January 06, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 10 hours in a week. My daughter has several 18" dolls and wants them all to have fab homemade clothes

Bettu
Bettu

January 06, 2015

I sew for craft shows in the Fall, 15-20 hours/week now, more later. Wish I knew how to crochet and knit.

Gennie English
Gennie English

January 05, 2015

I sew for my daughters joy. I can’t afford most of AG or MA outfits and most my life I’m not sure of always.like OG but need variety so it gives her and I a chance to bond together.

Soozee
Soozee

January 05, 2015

I knit sew and crochet primarily as a hobby and a home business. I spend about 40 to 60 hours a week sewing crochet and knitting and and other crafts

Marilyn Clarkin
Marilyn Clarkin

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a for my home business on average, I spend 20 hours a week.

Patti Z
Patti Z

January 05, 2015

“I sew primarily as a hobby on average but have just started my own home business about 18 months ago. I spend about 20 or more hours a week sewing doll clothes along with sewing blankets, quilts and other items that I have an order for.

Lyla
Lyla

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby and, though I love it, spend precious little time doing it!

Debra Williams
Debra Williams

January 05, 2015

I sew as a profession. I am a full time seamstess. I do alterations as a profession. I sew doll clothes as a hobby. I have 4 grandaughters. My sewing day is a avg. of 8-12 hours a day almost 7 days a week. I love to sew and can not get enough of it.

Rachel Hawpe
Rachel Hawpe

January 05, 2015

I sew as a hobby, a couple of hours per day.

Linda L
Linda L

January 05, 2015

“I sew [ or knit/crochet] primarily as a hobby, I do alot of gifts for birthdays and christmas. And on average, I spend about 2-10 hrs a week sewing depending on how I feel when I get off work and the project I’m on."

Linda L
Linda L

January 05, 2015

“I sew [ or knit/crochet] primarily as a hobby, I do alot of gifts for birthdays and christmas. And on average, I spend about 2-10 hrs a week sewing depending on how I feel when I get off work and the project I’m on."

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 05, 2015

“I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend 25+ hours.

Gerry Thompson
Gerry Thompson

January 05, 2015

I sew for a hobby and am lucky enough to sell some of what I make. I spend about 10 hours a week at my machine and cutting table

Julie
Julie

January 05, 2015

I sew mostly as a hobby business and I spend an average of 10-15 hours/week sewing.

Jasmine
Jasmine

January 05, 2015

I sew for a hobby and a soon-to-be business from my home. I sew around 3 hours per day, around 21 hours a week.

Mary Lassiter
Mary Lassiter

January 05, 2015

i sew as a hobby. I’m retired,sew I sew all day. Hubby fixes his own meals and loads the dishwasher.

Susan
Susan

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby, but also for my home business making doll clothes, but I love to sew clothing and toys for my grandkids, on average, I spend 24 hours a week sewing but would like to sew all day every day, I love it!

Cindy
Cindy

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby and to supply my granddaughter’s doll with an awesome wardrobe on average, I spend several hours a week working on my creations

Leanne
Leanne

January 05, 2015

I sew for relaxation, make my granddaughter some dolly and me clothes and also to make some extra spending money to support my fabric addiction! I generally sew 15-20 hours a week

Nancy Carlson
Nancy Carlson

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily for my home business and granddaughters. On average, I spend 20 hours in a week – some times more and some times less! Depends on the season and special orders.

Carolyn
Carolyn

January 05, 2015

I sew as a hobby about three evenings a week for a few hours making AG doll clothes for my niece and her friends.

Dawn Claus
Dawn Claus

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as my home business on average, I spend minimum of 20 hours a week but it’s not all doll clothes.

LeAnn
LeAnn

January 05, 2015

“I sew primarily as a for a few craft shows a year. on average, I spend about 5 to 10 plus hours plus a week…”

Donna Edwards
Donna Edwards

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby, however currently, I am trying to turn it more into a business for making wonderful creations for 18 inch dolls. For the past few weeks, I have been spending at least 20 hours a week sewing for ‘my girls’.

janet S
janet S

January 05, 2015

I sew as a hobby. On the average I spend 5-8 hours a week sewing.

Valnora
Valnora

January 05, 2015

I sew as a hobby, as a relaxer and to get away from it all. I tend to go in bursts. My granddaughters are all grown up now so many go to my daughters foster children. Never seems to be a shortage of little girls that “need” them.

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 05, 2015

I sew primarilly as a hobby. On an average, I spend 30 to 40 hours per week making clothes for my granddaughters American Girl dolls. I lost my wonderful husband after almost 50 years. This has left a huge empty hole in my heart. Sewing helps me get through the days and yes,even in the evening.

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby and sell some of what I make. The time I spend on sewing and other hobbies depends on my health.

Annie Dee
Annie Dee

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby; on average, I spend 15-20 hours per week.

SheriO
SheriO

January 05, 2015

I sew now primarily for my AG doll or niece’s dolls. I knit many hours a day for my doll and for gifts. I have been to Britex many times before, but had no specific thing I was looking for.

Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily for myself, my family and friends and for charity. I usually spend around 25 to 30 hours a week working on cloth dolls, doll clothes and stitcheries.

Betty S
Betty S

January 05, 2015

I sew for my home based business—more hours than I care to count each week. Crafting has always been my passion and I am privileged to have a retirement “job” to use my skills.

Lizzbethh
Lizzbethh

January 05, 2015

I sew and knit for fun and gift giving. Time spent weekly varies a lot, at least 8 hours a week I guess.

Claudette
Claudette

January 05, 2015

I sew, knit, crochet, tat, embroider, cross stitch. Although to be truthful it’s been a loooong time since I’ve had out the tatting shuttle. Right now I am mostly making things for the new AG girl in our life. Our 8 year old daughter received one for Christmas and is enthralled with it. I’m enjoying searching for fun patterns to use.

Janice
Janice

January 05, 2015

I sew, knit, quilt, and occasionally crochet. Now I am making lots of American Girl Doll clothes for my great nieces and myself.

Kristina
Kristina

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby. On average I spend about 10 hours a week on items. I would love to spend much more time on sewing but alas, life gets in the way!

carrie
carrie

January 05, 2015

I sew as a hobby (although before kids I was a professional long arm quilter) and the time per week varies on the season and time I have. I love most of all to make things as gifts for those I love. I especially love the design process in any project!

Jude Clark
Jude Clark

January 05, 2015

So far I have sewn primarily as a hobby for my granddaughters, and in the past for my daughters for dolls; doll clothes, doll furniture, for the girls themselves; prom gowns, dresses, skirts, etc. and crafts; quilts, Christmas decorations, etc. Now that I am retired and have beaucoup fabric to use up, I want to turn it into some kind of money maker. On average, I spend 10-15 hours a week with exceptions. I am currently working on outfits for a granddaughters birthday and figuring out how to make earrings for the dolls. I love Mary Anne’s comment and noticed that many of us have turned to making doll clothes for our granddaughters in our retirement.

Mary Sue
Mary Sue

January 05, 2015

I sew as a hobby, but just doll clothes for my granddaughters.
Lately I sew 10 hours a week, except for a Christmas blitz.

Karen
Karen

January 05, 2015

“I sew primarily as a for my home business on average, I spend approximately 50 hours a week.

Bonnie
Bonnie

January 05, 2015

I sew, knit, & crochet primarily as a hobby & make outfits for my grandchildren & my dolls. I spend an average of 10-12 hrs a week on these projects.

tstar
tstar

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby, on average, I spend at least 10 hours per week making doll clothing.

Bonnie
Bonnie

January 05, 2015

“I sew primarily as a job, because I’m handicapped and can’t hold a 9-5 job. On average, I spend several hours a day sewing, in between running kids everywhere! In the fall, I’m chained to my machine, sewing for craft shows.
Please keep the new AG patterns coming!

Mary
Mary

January 05, 2015

“I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby. I spend an average of about 9 hours a week sewing making doll clothes and accessories for my granddaughters. It is so much fun! Thank you for sponsoring this.

Janice McKinnon
Janice McKinnon

January 05, 2015

I sew & knit for enjoyment, so spend quite a few hours a day on my hobbies. I spend only what I can afford, which isn’t much!

Nan Weber
Nan Weber

January 05, 2015

I sew for a hobby, making all my gifts myself. I try to spend some time in the sewing room every day, since I truly believe that a day without sewing is like a day without sunshine!

Linda
Linda

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby. I have an Etsy business because that is an outlet for me to justify so many hours making doll clothes. I would say that I spend about 15 hours a week sewing.

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2015

I sew a at least 6-7 hours a day and crochet at night while watching TV in the evening. Love to sew doll clothes and design different outfits for them.

Mary Anne
Mary Anne

January 05, 2015

I sew as a hobby now after a lull of decades! I was wondering how I’d use my time when I retired last year. A month ago I found out! Two granddaughter sisters got 18" dolls (the oldest an AG). After buying a couple of very expensive outfits on the AG site I decided I’d look into making their clothes. What a decision! I’ve become obsessed. Yesterday I spent 6 hours working on their two ballet outfits which doesn’t count the hour I spent browsing through the craft department, the day before finished the Mulberry drop waist dress (adorable!) and the pointed shoes. I developed a pattern for a frilly nightie and fleece parkas before Christmas so their dolls would be warm in our cold winter. I’m getting more finicky and obsessive than I ever was sewing my own clothes decades ago when my eyesight was good and hands worked smoothly. And I credit you and your wonderful designers for setting my creative juices back on track! It’s only been a month but I’m spending all my free time at it and I’m having a blast!

Susan
Susan

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby. I spend at least an hour a week sewing, but often lose entire days sewing when I’m on a roll.

Lucy
Lucy

January 05, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby and spend about 10 hours a week, plus work 2 jobs, but I would like to take this to the next level.

Olivia
Olivia

January 05, 2015

I sew, knit and crochet most days and depending on the project can spend up to five hours or more a day doing this. I am building my inventory for a Doll Show and designing patterns. I always have something in my hands to work on.

Carla Pearson
Carla Pearson

January 05, 2015

I sew mostly as a hobby a few hours each week

Amanda S.
Amanda S.

January 04, 2015

I sew & craft primarily as a hobby & on average I spend at least a few hours each week creating something fun for others, an event we planned, or just for myself. (Lately I’ve been spending several hours a day sewing up some cute clothes & shoes for my nieces upcoming birthday. Everything is turning out great—I Love LJ patterns & Miche Boots! )

Just today I tried making a few pieces of jewelry for dolls even though it was my 40th birthday. No day is off limits for crafting!

Patricia
Patricia

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 2-4 hours a day.

Sandy Cook
Sandy Cook

January 04, 2015

Since I have retired and i am able to sew all day if I chose. After having 4 grandsons I finally have a granddaughter. She will have the best dress doll by the time she is old enough. (she is only a year and half old) Can you imagine all the clothes that I can make in the next 4+ years. I sew more for a hobby and somethings are given for charity

Robyn C.
Robyn C.

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as an outlet to help destress on average, I spend… around 7 – 21 hours a week at my machine…1 – 3 hours a day depending on how my day was!

Dorrie
Dorrie

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby – and to keep myself from eating ! And not spend so much on doll clothes. On average, I spend about six hours a week sewing for my dolls. If you don’t count trawling on line for fabric, patterns, inspiration, and ideas… then it’s closer to twenty !

ginny moyer
ginny moyer

January 04, 2015

I sew n crochet primarily as a fun project and sometimes for gifts..on average I spend an afternoon sewing or when I crochet while Im watching tv….but its not weekly…pretty much when the mood hits…

sally
sally

January 04, 2015

I sew as a hobby and also crochet when I watch tv. I am retired and could spend all day every day sewing doll clothes if I didn’t have to cook and clean and play golf occasionally. Thanks for your great generosity in sharing your patterns. My granddaughters and I love your doll clothes.

Christine Wisnoski
Christine Wisnoski

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby. I make my own clothing. I also enjoy designing clothes for my dolls and those of my grandchildren.

Julie
Julie

January 04, 2015

I see primarily for myself and my daughters. I try not to spend too much and repurpose outgrown clothes as often as I can. I’d love to win this one!

Julia
Julia

January 04, 2015

I sew and crochet mainly as a hobby. I spend an average of 2 hours a week crafting. Sometimes none, sometimes a lot more. I find it a great creative outlet, and I love making gifts for family and friends.

lydia villarreal
lydia villarreal

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby on average, i spend about 10 hours a week. I love teaching my granddaughter s to sew and do crafts.

Emily Santa Croce
Emily Santa Croce

January 04, 2015

I sew as a hobby for myself and my dolls including in the car! On average, I spend a few hours a week working on costumes or doll outfits without using patterns or help.

Connie Lancaster
Connie Lancaster

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily for hobby a couple of hours a week. I’d love to do more but work outside the home. I love to see and love to see my granddaughters faces when they get something new!

Debby
Debby

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend…time thinking & learning about sewing everyday and spend a few hours actually applying what I’ve learned.

Donna Ochs
Donna Ochs

January 04, 2015

I sew, knit and sometimes crochet primarily as a hobby and creative outlet. I enjoy making gifts for my family. On average, I spend 20-30 hours a week with my crafting.

Patti
Patti

January 04, 2015

I sew as a hobby and family needs and unfortunately I don’t get that many hours to sew as I would like. I do manage to sew for my granddaughters dolls.

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

January 04, 2015

I sew and machine embroidery as a hobby for my family.

Erin Wyder
Erin Wyder

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby. I sew clothes for my girls dolls and am hoping to teach them to sew also. I don’t spend as much time sewing as i would like. I sometimes spend hours a week and then none at all. I live across the bay from Britax fabrics and have never been over there. Hopefully one of days I will have that opportunity to get there. Love the selection of fabrics that are being given away.
Erin

Leona
Leona

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily for my granddaughters and their AG 18 inch dolls. I also quilt and do machine embroidery. I spend about 10 -15 hrs a week. I taught sewing in high school and since retiring, I enjoy sewing just almost every day

Martha
Martha

January 04, 2015

I sew as a hobby. I spend a couple hours a week sewing. Would love to spend more.

Sue
Sue

January 04, 2015

I sew, knit and crochet as a hobby. While waiting for my kids to finish their dance or archery classes I work on some small project unless I am a parent volunteer for that class. That works out to about 10 hours of crafting a week on a ‘not busy’ week. I finished a lot of Christmas presents that way. I try to fit any machine sewing in on a rare night off.

Janet
Janet

January 04, 2015

I sew as a hobby. I spend about three hours a week sewing.

Cathy
Cathy

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby. I would like to sew more, but between working full time and being the primary care giver of my husband it is hard to find time. For my grandkids I like sewing all kids of things.

Jacque
Jacque

January 04, 2015

I sew as a hobby. The amount of time weekly varies from not at all to maybe 6 hours. I would love to sew more.

Betsey
Betsey

January 04, 2015

I sew, knit and crochet mostly to make clothes for my granddaughter’s AG Doll. I spend as much time as possible on her wardrobe, but life limits my play time.

JenRay
JenRay

January 04, 2015

I sew as a hobby and I spend way less than an hour a week. Maybe 6 hours a YEAR. That might change now that my daughter got an AG doll and a sewing book for Christmas.

Robyn
Robyn

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby and right now am spending less than 1 hr/week as I am involved in some other things that take up my time. I hope this year to get back to sewing more regularly especially doll clothes since I have 3 granddaughters with AG & 18’ dolls.

Stacey
Stacey

January 04, 2015

I sew & knit mainly as a hobby but I have been increasing the amount of items I put in my Etsy shop, and one of my goals for 2015 is to spend 10-20 hours/week on creating items to put in my shop, and to add one new item/outfit/week. Before now I have spent an average of 2-5 hours with the exception of December when I spent lots more preparing for Christmas.

Nina
Nina

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily as a hobby; it’s fun and relaxing. On average, I spend about two hours a week, though most weeks I’m so busy that I don’t have time.

Malen
Malen

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily for my doll blog and for my etsy business and I absolutely love it. I spent around 20 hours doing it.

Aggie
Aggie

January 04, 2015

I am primarily a quilter but love sewing in any form. I love sewing doll clothers for my granddaughter’s Maplelea dolls that they got last Christmas and this Christmas. I try to get about 6 hours or more of sewing done a week.

Sharon
Sharon

January 04, 2015

I sew as a hobby but don’t get to spend a lot of time doing sew do to my kids busy schedules. I find myself sewing only once every few months.

Jenni
Jenni

January 04, 2015

I sew, embroider, knit and crochet for the absolute joy it brings to myself and others. I make quilts, decorative items for the home, and doll clothes. When my health gets in the way, I find I must sew and plan in my mind for awhile ;^) Being creative is my greatest passion and the joy it brings is very healing! When I feel my best, I sew everyday for 8-10 hours.

Jackie
Jackie

January 04, 2015

Even though this is a retirement hobby for me I probably devote 30 hours plus a week to sewing and knitting. I make lots of gifts and sell some of my doll clothes to support my addiction to buying fabric!

Janis Garrison
Janis Garrison

January 04, 2015

I sew every day and do embroidery for my home.

Donna
Donna

January 04, 2015

I sew mainly for my family and enjoy it tremendously. I sew doll clothes for a couple of granddaughters, but also do some quilting, home decorating, and once in a while something for myself!

Janis Garrison
Janis Garrison

January 04, 2015

Sew for my home and friends.

Candice Lacy
Candice Lacy

January 04, 2015

i see primarily as a hobby, although I do sell some of my doll clothing creations to fund my hobby. I spend about 12 hours per week on this, although I’d love to do it all day, lol.

Betty
Betty

January 04, 2015

In the past I have been sewing, crocheting and knitting. But my love for sewing has taken over and consumes as much time as I give it each week. I am trying to turn this into a business and currently spending 20 hours a week but will increase this in the near future.

Nancy
Nancy

January 04, 2015

I sew primarily for my home business, and depending on the time of year, I sew for 5-50 hours a week. I also crochet and knit for my home business, but not nearly as much as I sew. When I get on a roll, that 50 hours a week seems like nothing!

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