January 07, 2015

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Hi everyone,

On Friday (January 9th, 2015) we'll a special pattern available as our Freebie Friday Pattern. So, this week there is no voting - just a "heads-up" that a nice pattern is coming your way on Friday - free for one day only.

This week we're featuring the work of Shari Fuller from Thimbles and Acorns.

More About Shari Fuller and Thimbes And Acorns, (in her own words). The name “Thimbles and Acorns” comes from the story of “Peter Pan” and has has an affectionate personal meaning to me.  When my daughter was three-years-old, she fell in love with the story and its main character. Her favorite activity was to “be” Peter, and we happily indulged her fantasy world with books, costumes, and other props. 

January 4, 2015 marked the 3rd anniversary of Thimbles and Acorns patterns.  It has been a wonderful three years, and I am so grateful for each and every one of you that have encouraged, inspired, and supported me.  As a special thank you, we are offering our brand new "Carrie" pattern, the companion to the "Mary and Laura"pattern which we offered for our first anniversary.  This dress is a reproduction of the one worn by Carrie Ingalls in a picture of her, Mary, and Laura taken in 1880, the year of "The Long Winter".   Thank you again, I am looking forward to our next year together!

Here is more information about the pattern:

Born in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder had the privilege of witnessing a whole period of American history; the frontier, the woods, the Indian country of the great plains, the frontier towns, the building of railroads in wild, unsettled country, homesteading and farmers coming in to take possession. Later in her life, she began recording these memories in her classic “Little House on the Prairie” books, preserving a first hand account of those significant years in American History.

The “Carrie” dress is a reproduction of the dress worn by Carrie Ingalls in a picture taken around 1880, the year recorded so vividly in her book “The Long Winter”. Now your 18" doll can dress as Carrie in this replica of the Ingalls' dress' by Thimbles and Acorns This PDF pattern includes instructions for a double breasted overdress and underskirt trimmed with bias cut fabric.

Tell Us What You Think:

Congrats Shari! We are honored to partner with you! Let's all leave a comment wishing Shari a happy "3 year business birthday".

 


100 Comments

Earlene
Earlene

January 16, 2015

I have been making 18" doll clothes for about 20yrs. and I love the detail and workmanship you put into all of your designs. Keep doing what you do and always enjoy.

Janice Kelley
Janice Kelley

January 15, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful pattern Shari, I have been wanting to try one of the Thimbles And Acorns patterns but I was afraid they would be difficult for me. I was WRONG! Great instructions and clear pictures to show each step. I will be ordering some of these wonderful patterns.
I loved all the Little house books, read them in school and bought them for my son as we were fans of the TV show.

Jessica
Jessica

January 13, 2015

We are so excited to try these patterns! Our family visited several of the Ingalls’ homesteads this past summer and I just know making some doll outfits out of our remnants will help the memories last for years to come. Thank you!

Janet Pommrehn
Janet Pommrehn

January 13, 2015

I have never made an “old time dress” so am looking forward to the pattern. Thank you so much. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary!

T.G.
T.G.

January 13, 2015

Such a generous offer in this lovely pattern! Thank you so very much!

Rena
Rena

January 09, 2015

The historic Carrie Ingalls dress is absolutely stunning, and a very generous Freebie. It is beyond my sewing ability at present, but we thank you for this wonderful gift.

Carol
Carol

January 09, 2015

thanks for the bonus. I loved the “Little House” series as have my children and grandchildren. My youngest granddaughter, 8 yrs old, has received two American Girl dolls and I find myself planning to do clothes and shoes and accessories again.

Rachele
Rachele

January 09, 2015

Wow! I love sewing historical doll dresses & this one has a unique style – not a standard dress with sash or some such ordinary style…. Thanks!

Rose Marie Andreozzi
Rose Marie Andreozzi

January 09, 2015

thank you so much for the wonderful gift you are giving for YOUR anniversary! It’s wonderful!

kim
kim

January 09, 2015

Thanks for the great pattern and congrats on your 3rd anniversary!

Judy
Judy

January 09, 2015

Thank you for this lovely pattern. I look forward to making it. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary!

Trish
Trish

January 09, 2015

Happy Business Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your creative designs with us.

Susan
Susan

January 09, 2015

What a nice pattern.
thanks for offering it.

Jessica
Jessica

January 09, 2015

Thanks and congratulations on your 3rd anniversary!!!! This is an amazing pattern with so much history.

Daniela
Daniela

January 09, 2015

Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful pattern, and congratulation for the tree years anniversary

Christine
Christine

January 09, 2015

Want to Happy Anniversary to Ms. Fuller, I enjoy making her patterns she designs, very easy to follow and so detailed. Thank you much for yet another great pattern.

loralye
loralye

January 09, 2015

wow this is a lovely ensemble. thank you

Betty
Betty

January 09, 2015

This dress is absolutely lovely. Making this dress for my granddaughter’s 18 " doll may encourage her to read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books.
Congratulations on your 3 year business birthday!

Jean
Jean

January 09, 2015

Thanks so much for the beautiful pattern looking forward to seeing more of your patterns…Congratulations

Caroline F.
Caroline F.

January 09, 2015

Congratulations! Thank you so much for the generous gift. I’ve always enjoyed “The Little House on the Prairie” books & TV series. Now I’ll have to get the Mary & Laura Dresses. All kinds of new play ideas for my nieces have popped into my head.

Aleene
Aleene

January 09, 2015

Love the patterns that I have used from this site, Thanks ,Aleene

Susan K.
Susan K.

January 09, 2015

Congratulations on your three year anniversary. You have created many beautiful patterns. Thank you for sharing this beautiful dress pattern with us.

Sue
Sue

January 09, 2015

Congratulations on 3 years of success! Thanks so much for the beautiful pattern!

Linda
Linda

January 09, 2015

Congratulations and thank you for the gorgeous dress pattern.

Ann
Ann

January 09, 2015

Love the pattern & your company name :)

Bev
Bev

January 09, 2015

Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary along with another another beautiful pattern to share with us.

Lynn
Lynn

January 09, 2015

I’ve always loved Carrie’s dress in that photo. I often wonder if it is the dress that came in the missionary barrel that was described in the book “The Long Winter”. I have the Laura and Mary pattern, so am so happy to have the set!
Thank you Shari and congratulations on three years of Thimbles and Acorns. You should be very proud of all you have achieved.

Helen
Helen

January 09, 2015

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! And thank you for sharing a freebie this Friday and for keeping Little House on the Prairie alive for all of us who are children at heart.

Rene
Rene

January 09, 2015

Happy 3rd Anniversary!!
Thanks for the lovely pattern!

Laura M Smith
Laura M Smith

January 09, 2015

Congratulations! I love your choice of patterns. I can’t wait to see the “Carrie” dress on my dolly. (I use my American girl Doll patterns for my sock monkeys, as well.(With a little tweeking) ( . My 10th Christmas my mother got my the entire set of Laura Ingalls Wilder books . I lived in those things. My “Barbie” drove a covered wagon around with all her belongings in back, Some of my most joyful childhood memories!

Malena
Malena

January 08, 2015

Congratulations on your three year anniversary! I can´t wait to give this pattern a try. Hope I can measure up to the task!

Ria
Ria

January 08, 2015

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful dress. Any little girl would love to dress her doll up in this heritage dress! Congrats as well for 3 years and hope to see much more!

Mardell
Mardell

January 08, 2015

What a great looking dress! Anyone who loves to sew doll clothes will enjoy this pattern.

sue
sue

January 08, 2015

I have always love the Little House on the Prairie series. The pattern is so perfect! It renders so well to what the girls wore! Congratulations on this and all of your patterns! You are very talented!

Lucy
Lucy

January 08, 2015

Congrstulations on your beautiful patterns, I love the little house on the prairies.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 08, 2015

Congratulations Shari! What a wonderful achievement.
I bet it took a lot of hard work and nail biting to get to where you are now.
You would not have stayed around this long if you didn’t produce such beautiful work so enjoy this milestone (you have earned it) and may there be many many more along the way.
Cheryl x

Julie
Julie

January 08, 2015

Wishing you all te best for 2015. Thank you voraciously the lovely pattern

Peg
Peg

January 08, 2015

Happy Anniversary thank you for sharing your creativity with us. I am looking forward to making this dress. I enjoyed making the civil war dress and I am sure this will also be a treat too.

Lory
Lory

January 08, 2015

Congratulations and Happy 3rd Birthday to Thimbles and Acorns patterns

Olivia
Olivia

January 08, 2015

Happy third anniversary Shari. You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you for giving us the anniversary present. All the best for 2015 and beyond.

Betty
Betty

January 08, 2015

Thank you so much for offering up this sweet pattern. Happy anniversary and many more!!

Sandy C
Sandy C

January 08, 2015

the Mary and Laura pattern has been on my wish list, this pattern will now put it at the top. I really like the historical outfits

Lynda Whittemore
Lynda Whittemore

January 08, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful pattern. Congratulations on your third year of business.

Wanda Honeywell
Wanda Honeywell

January 08, 2015

Congratulations to you on your accomplishments and successes in your life as it too inspires others. Love your designs!

Yelena
Yelena

January 08, 2015

Can’t wait to try this pattern out. Congratulations on your 3rd business birthday!!!! here is to many more!!!

Joan Thelen
Joan Thelen

January 08, 2015

Santa brought me a new A Girl For All Times dolls can’t wait!!! she needs some new clothes. Happy three yeas Shari love your work.

In the Hammock
In the Hammock

January 08, 2015

Congratulations! I’ve had my eye on the Mary and Laura pattern for awhile now but haven’t had the time to start it yet. The Carrie pattern looks just as amazing!

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

January 08, 2015

Congratulations for being in business for three years obviously doing something you love. I wish you many more years of success. This is a charming pattern. I read Laura Wilder’s books as a child, watched the series on TV, and watch the re-runs when they are on. Thank you for giving us this beautiful pattern.

Diana G
Diana G

January 08, 2015

Happy 3rd year anniversary, Shari! Wishing you many,many more!

Barbara Faught
Barbara Faught

January 08, 2015

Happy 3rd anniversary, your patterns are beautiful!

Grace
Grace

January 08, 2015

Congratulations. I always enjoyed “The Little House on the Prairie” stories.

Lois
Lois

January 08, 2015

wow! You are talented! Thank you for this adorable pattern

Denise
Denise

January 08, 2015

Congratulations on 3 years and thanks for making this pattern available! I am a huge fan of Thimbles and Acorns – the patterns are interesting and thoughtful and the materials/trims are great.

NineRocks
NineRocks

January 08, 2015

I love Thimbles & Acorns patterns! I’m very excited to get my hands on this pattern. Here’s wishing you 10 times 3 years of success and gorgeous historical doll patterns. (P.S. my first sewing project for my American Girl was the Thimbles & Acorn Union Soldier uniform.)

Sharon Ross
Sharon Ross

January 08, 2015

Congratulations on the 3rd anniversary of your business. I don’t know how you could have anything but success. Your ideas and patterns are incredible! Thank you for helping keep our American heritage alive in our young through your wonderful patterns.

Liz
Liz

January 08, 2015

So exact from the picture, one of the few of the Ingalls girls together. Love the details.

Myra
Myra

January 08, 2015

Congratulations on 3 years! I’ve purchased a couple of your patterns and they are awesome!
Thanks so much for this one. I agree that Little House on The Prairie is SO typical American Girl.
Good luck and hope you have many more years to celebrate.

Pat Armbruster
Pat Armbruster

January 08, 2015

What a great opportunity to try a period dress; It will be my first project for the new year and will motivate me to finish getttig my sewing room in order. Thank you.

Carol Fulton
Carol Fulton

January 08, 2015

It looks beautiful. I have never tried one of these patterns and I am really looking forward to it. All of the patterns from Pixie Faire so far are exceptional and I expect no less from this one. Thank you for offering sure a lovely pattern.

Somarie
Somarie

January 08, 2015

Congratulations Shari! I wish you many more happy anniversaries.

I’m looking forward to this pattern, since I’m planning to sew this for my BFC Ink doll and check how AGAT size differs and how many alterations are needed. I love historical patterns, seeing more of these offered in various sizes makes me happy.

Margaret
Margaret

January 08, 2015

i love the colours of this dress and if I get round to making it i will be looking for this colour, congratulations on your 3rd anniversary

Jude Clark
Jude Clark

January 08, 2015

Happy 3rd Anniversary, Shari. You have beautiful items.

Christie
Christie

January 08, 2015

I am so happy for you. Congratulations. I can’t begin to know what all has gone into your building of this business from the bottom up, but I am thankful that you have. Thank you for this wonderful gift. I tell everyone I know about you. God Bless You as you have blessed all of us.

Carrie
Carrie

January 08, 2015

I am SO SO SO SO excited! My girls and I ADORE L.H.O.T.P. I cannot wait to check out your other patterns! Thank you for sharing this pattern!

Mary
Mary

January 08, 2015

Happy 3rd Anniversary. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. Little House is a true American Girl show . What would be better for the American Girl Doll? Thank you.

Ruth Olson
Ruth Olson

January 08, 2015

Thanks for sharing and we wish you many more years for your business.

Jill
Jill

January 08, 2015

Congrats! Lovely patterns

Linda
Linda

January 08, 2015

Congrats on 3 years!

Shelly
Shelly

January 08, 2015

Very excited for this pattern! Congrats!

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 08, 2015

Love the dress. Have loved the books since I was a child and loved visiting her museum. Already bought the other dress, so will enjoy being able to re-create this one.

Robyn
Robyn

January 08, 2015

Happy Anniversary. I haven’t sewn one of your patterns but I think they are beautiful. I love historical clothing for the dolls as my daughter had several of the original Pleasant Company dolls & much of their clothing.

Vicki Allen
Vicki Allen

January 08, 2015

Happy Anniversary and love the pattern

Cathie
Cathie

January 08, 2015

Happy Anniversary! Great job! Looking forward to getting my first pattern from your series.

Judith
Judith

January 08, 2015

Such a lovely pattern. Makes history come alive!

Kathi
Kathi

January 08, 2015

what a wonderful gift! Thank you so much! Can’t wait till Friday!

Dorris
Dorris

January 08, 2015

I love this dress! Can’t wait to get started. First I am going to google the Ingall’s, want to see the actual photo. Again thank you all for this amazing give away. I always look forward to Freebie Friday.

Karen kuntz
Karen kuntz

January 08, 2015

I’d really, really like this pattern.

Linda
Linda

January 08, 2015

As a costume designer I love your patterns. Thank you much for giving us one on Freebie Friday. I can’t wait to share with my daughter who is also a costume designer.

Annette
Annette

January 08, 2015

Lovely pattern – thanks so much for you generosity, and congratulations on your third anniversary!!!!

liz
liz

January 08, 2015

WOW…….Happy 3rd year

Linda Koenig
Linda Koenig

January 08, 2015

Happy #3 anniversary Love the books I bought them when my oldest granddaughter was 3 who is now graduating from high school. Thanks for thinking of us on your anniversary.

Tracy
Tracy

January 08, 2015

how lovely, I can’t wait to try it.

Janine
Janine

January 08, 2015

I have had the calender marked waiting for this pattern as I have the other 2 in the series. Love all things Little House.

Marlene Lohman
Marlene Lohman

January 08, 2015

Lovely period piece!! Thank you for sharing!

Debbie
Debbie

January 08, 2015

Happy 3rd Anniversary! Such a talented designer…a true gift. My daughter “Cari” loved the series Little House on the Prairie so this will be the perfect surprise for her birthday this year. Thank you for your generosity and continued blessings with your beautiful patterns!

Elaine
Elaine

January 08, 2015

Congratulations on your anniversary of pattern making and thank you for making the darling Laura Ingalls replica dress.

Susan
Susan

January 08, 2015

Happy 3 Year Business Anniversary! That is super and I hope there is many, many years of Business for you with Thimbles and Acorns!. And thank you for your generosity!

Lori
Lori

January 08, 2015

Hi and thank you for such a lovely gift. I have admired your patterns for a long time. I will enjoy using it.

Lorraine
Lorraine

January 07, 2015

Hi Shari, Congrats on the 3rd birthday! I love your patterns. I have several and so far have only had time to sew one (the gorgeous 1850s Day Dress). Can’t wait to sew the others. Your work is lovely. I love the historical aspect and learning about the era, and I love the detail you have in your work.

Very generous of you to offer Carrie. Thanks! I absolutely adored Little House as a child. I always wanted to be Laura (and run through the long grass in my pigtails).

Keep up the awesome work and happy birthday!

Sandie A
Sandie A

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary! Thanks so much!
May you continue to have success!
HUGS

Loredana
Loredana

January 07, 2015

happy 3rd anniversary!What a beautiful costume. Takes me back to my younger days when we used to watch "little house on the prairie’ in Malta too. Thank you.
www.loredana61.blogspot.com

Sandra
Sandra

January 07, 2015

Happy anniversary, Shari!
Your patterns are SO amazing and have such minute detail! Sometimes it´s hard to believe that those are actually photos of doll garments because they are so detailed. I love your work and wish you all the best for the future!
Love from Germany!

Darlene
Darlene

January 07, 2015

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations. Thank you for the beautiful pattern! I loved the books and the TV series .

Eva-Lotta
Eva-Lotta

January 07, 2015

Happy aniversary! Your patterns are so lovely.

Diane
Diane

January 07, 2015

Hello Shari, I have to honestly say that I have not read any of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, but I may have to go to the library to find them. Congratulations on your 3rd year business anniversary! May you have many more to come. Thank you also for the new pattern and I will be looking forward to seeing more. I love the story of how you chose your company name too. Best wishes for the coming year. Thanks for inspiring me to read again.

Karen
Karen

January 07, 2015

Shari, Thank you so much for the beautiful dress pattern, you are so generous, this truly has been a glorious holiday season and start of a new year. You have beautiful patterns
and I thank you so much. Congratulations on your 3rd year birthday anniversary. God Bless You in the years ahead.

Pam Young
Pam Young

January 07, 2015

Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful pattern, can’t wait to download it. And congrats to Thimbles and Acorns on their 3 year business anniversary. I used to love watching Little House on the Prairie.

Monya
Monya

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary! I love all your patterns. I have some of them but not nearly enough. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. These books were my favorite when I was a girl and to have a dress pattern is fantastic!

Inga
Inga

January 07, 2015

I LOVED the Laura Ingalls books!!! Not sure how many times I reread them as a kid. Very excited to see Carrie’s dress as a companion to Mary and Laura’s. Thank you so much for the opportunity to receive such a great gift. Congratulations on 3 years of business; here’s to many more great patterns. :)

Inga
Inga

January 07, 2015

I LOVED the Laura Ingalls books!!! Not sure how many times I reread them as a kid. Very excited to see Carrie’s dress as a companion to Mary and Laura’s. Thank you so much for the opportunity to receive such a great gift. Congratulations on 3 years of business; here’s to many more great patterns. :)

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