Welcome to Day 11 of our 12 Days Of Christmas celebration!
Today we are giving away … an 11 piece historical collection to 1 lucky winner!
Giveaway update: Congratulations to Steff. You've won the historical prize package and have been contacted by email.
Giveaway includes: 1 fabulous handcrafted outfit made by Shari Fuller of Thimbles and Acorns. This outfit is the prototype piece for the 1870's Bustle Dress Pattern! We're also including 2 Thimbles and Acorns pixie pack sewing kits and 8 PDF sewing patterns!
The pdf sewing patterns included in today's giveaway are:
“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, 1/4/2018.
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
I began to sew when I retired, and I knew nothing. First I sew for my dolls, then for me, and now for my little grandson, and I love it… How could I spent nearly my all life without sewing ? I don’t know!!!
I sew because I lost my job during the great recession of 2008 and could not find another position. I love to sew and I hope I live long enough to try all the patterns I have gotten at Pixiefaire! It keeps me busy and I usually sew for at least 4 hours a day.
I sew primarily for my family since they want just about all I sew. I spend about 25 hrs a week sewing gifts. I have never won anything anywhere so I keep hoping I will win on Pixie Faire one day.
I primarily sew gifts for all the kids in my family. I usually sew about an hour after everyone goes to bed during the week.
So gorgeous! I am speechless.
I primarily sew doll clothes as a hobby. Sometime the first of December I give away the clothes and purchase a doll for some little girl that would not have a good Christmas. I spend about 20 hours a week working on doll clothes and accessories.
“I sew and knit primarily as a hobby or for gifts for family and friends on average, I spend way more then I should”
For over 40 years I was so sick and couldn’t do very much, but now I have found something to help me and I have my life back. I can’t wait to get up in the mornings so that I can sew doll clothes for children.
I sew for fun these days. After sewing for clients daily for many years I have started only doing things for my family. Now I will sew a few hours at a time on doll clothes for my granddaughter, making fleece pants for the grandsons and gifts.
I’ve been sewing since I was about 6 years and for many different reasons and love it. You name and I can create and sew it. Thank my grandmother for that as she taught me everything I know. I’ve sew children clothing, doll clothes, Barbie clothing (nightmare), Civil War Uniforms, fantasy animals in costumes, household items. And just recently decided to get back into sewing doll clothes to sell. I am also a fabric hoarder and not ashamed to say it, as is my daughter.
I sew to help keep my mind sharp and my skills up. Amounts vary according to schedule.
I sew doll clothes for my grand daughter and mend or alter items. I sew when the spirit moves me or something needs it.
a I woud like to spend more time sewing. Being in treatment for the last 2 years for a brain tumor I just don’t have the incentive to get myself motivated to do too much of anything.
I sew for a hobby, and hand embroider. Good stress relief. :)
I love everything you do.i make a lot of outfits for family and friends and for fund raisers. I use old skirts and tops from schools that have uniforms. I make headbands and backpacks that I embroider initials or school name. As my granddaughters get older and not interested in their dolls,( older girls are 13 ). I will be sad. I also do a lot of Barbie clothes. I usually shop joanns or Hobby Lobby and a few quiilt shops.But my favorite is to visit Holmes county in Ohio. This is Amish country and have several outlet fabric stores. I can stay all day. LAst year I Was able to purchase four and five inch zippers for one dollar. I shopped til I dropped. SEwing is my sanity.
I love to sew and will get to my many sewing projects when I’m not watching my granddaughters.
I sew primarily as a hobby but plan on making it a business, on average, I spend 4 hours a day for 6 days a week sewing.
I sew period clothes for 18inch dolls and use them to teach History.
I sew, knit and crochet for the satisfaction of making something functional and fun. I spend 2 to 4 hours in a quiet evening working on one or several projects. Easy enough now that’s -40F outdoors and sunset is before 5pm.
I sew primarily for fun as a creative outlet. I currently sew only about 5 hours a week. One of this year’s resolutions is to increase that time.
I sew, crochet and knit 12 to 14 hrs a week. Doll clothes and other projects for relaxation and gifts for the Grandkids.
I sew primarily for my home business. On average, I spend 25+ hours per week sewing. I am the caregiver for my 95yo mother and disabled husband and sewing is my dress reliever.
I crochet as a hobby for relaxation and because it is portable. On average I crochet 2 hours a week.
I sew primarily as a hobby, making anything and everything you could imagine, for my granddaughter, and in the process found out that I’m pretty darn good at it. I’m sewing any where from 6 to 10 hours per week now and not afraid to explore my creative expression. I’m usually my own worst critic
inpowthe girls would go nut for the differnt outfits
I sew or quilt on average 10 hours or so a week.
I sew mostly for my granddaughters, but only a couple hours a week.
I have so many projects in the process that I have yet to sew very much. For Christmas this year I made a clothes hanger box with storage in the bottom out of wood.
I sew/embroidery/quilt primarily as ahobby appropriately 10 hours a week. I work 40 hours a week outside the home so finding time to sew can be challenging sometimes.
I sew as a hobby. I usually spend about 1 hour a day in my sewing room unless I have a project with a deadline, and am often in and out everyday.
I do all three for fun and for my very small business. I love knitting and crocheting for dolls the items work up quickly. I try to sew an array of outfits and items. I spend about 20 hours a week.
I sew primarily for my home business on average,I spend 1-2 hours a day.
I sew primarily as a hobby. I recently retired and look forward to making a bunch of clothing items for my granddaughters AG dolls. Right now my sewing time is limited due to back issues and sitting. That will soon change and I hope to be sewing at least 2-3 hours per day
I absolutely love Thimbles and Acorns patterns for my historical outfits.
“I sew primarily as a hobby however I do have lots of doll clothes in a local shop. I also sew children’s clothes that go to Nicaragua each spring during a mission trip that my son is involved in. On average, I spend about 40 hrs a week in my sewing room sewing on different projects.
I love to sew, I have since a child. I sew for business, and also hobby. I have nieces that I love to sew for. I sew approximately 10-15 hours a week.
I sew primarily as a hobby and for my home business on average, I spend 10 hours per week sewing.
I sew primarily as a hobby. On average I spend 20 hours a week in my shop sewing doll clothes and quilts for family and friends. I also work a 40 plus hours a week at my real job. On weekends I usually spend 15 to 20 hours in my shop, plus do all my housework and help my husband on the farm.
“I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 20 hours in a week, mostly making doll clothes]…”
I sew primarily to see the big grin on my granddaughter’s face. She loves the clothes I make for her dolls. I spend about 3 or more hours a week. She brings me clothes she has outgrown. We then recycle the fabric into dolls outfits. So much fun!
I sew primarily as a home based business on average, I spend on average 15-20 hours a week sewing and or crafting”
I love to sew. I have been sewing since I was about 10. I have a love for dolls so I have enjoyed these patterns but haven’t really made a whole lot but I am getting a great collection. I just bought a new machine and am looking forward to really making some of them. Please keep them coming.
“I try to sew, knit/crochet, etc. both as a hobby and for my home business]. On average, I spend at least a few hours each day, even if t’s just some hand work while watching TV at night.
“I sew primarily as a hobby and for my family. On average, I spend… about 6-8 hours per week sewing depending on who needs what and what projects I have in progress. Sewing doll clothes has always been my favorite thing to do!!!
I sew as a hobby for about 2-3 hours per week.
I sew every day, 3-4 hrs each day. I love to sew, it gives me inner comfort, at 83 yrs old. I use to have a shop, but now I mostly give away to groups working with girls. Thank you for your generosity to all of us. your adding help and pleasure to our lives, your clients. Jessie
I sew as a hobby and spend of average about 2hrs a week.
I sew as a hobby and on average I spend about 1 hour per week.
Currently, I see 10-30 hrs per week sewing for my home business. It’s both a way to generate income and a way to creatively express myself
“I sew, knit and crochet primarily because I enjoy doing so and as a way to keep an active mind. On average, I spend… at least ….6 to 10 hours a day every day sewing.
I sew more now as a hobby but also crochet. I spend several hours a week either making doll clothes or crochet hats for cancer patients.
Love these historical patterns.
I sew mainly as a hobby. I get to sew sometimes up to 3 hours a week. But other times, none. There’s just to much to do and little time to do it in.
I sew for pleasure and satisfaction and to fulfill an inner compulsion. I sew 2 or 3 hours every day. When I’m not actively sewing, I’m thinking of ideas about things to make!
I sew primarily as a way to both improve my skills and to contribute items to charities that I support. I spend approximately 5-6 hours each week at my machine working on projects. (I love sewing doll clothes.)
I sew, crochet and other crafts primarily as a hobby. I spend approximately an hour a day working on projects.
I sew primarily for my small home-based business, but it’s also my hobby! On average, I spend 10 hours or so a week. I absolutely love sewing historical clothing for dolls! It’s a great combination of artistry, education, and enjoyment!
“I sew & crochet primarily for my home business (which started as doll close for my daughter) on average, I spend 20 hours a week at my sewing machine.
“I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend about 12 hours in a week making doll clothes all sizes, doll sleeping bags and tents.”
I set primarily as a hobby making gifts for my grandchildren. I spend about one hour a week sewing. I love your weekly patterns for 18" dolls.
I sew, knit and crochet because it feeds my inner soul.
I sew as a hobby. I do alterations for family and friends. When I have extra time I make doll clothes and sell them at a small shop and summer markets. I spend 15 to 20 hours a week sewing.
I sew as a hobby. I’ve been teaching 5 of my grandchildren how to sew. Making doll clothes are really good for this.
I sew /knit as a hobby. The time I spend varies : this is my relaxation and I don’t keep track of the hours spent.
I love to sew but I keep failing asleep and it takes me even longer.
I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 5 hours a day.
I sew or knit whenever I have (or make) a little time for myself. These are the activities that relax me the most.
I sew mostly for fun (it’s my therapy). I have 4 grandsons so of course I became obsessed with sewing doll clothes . I am going to start an Etsy shop to sell some of my doll clothes but don’t have it ready yet. I sometimes spans a whole day sewing. Those are good days
I sew mostly for hobby and sew 1-5 per week.
Elsősorban hobbiként varrok,heti 10-15 orát, vagy napi 4-5 orá, mikor hogy!!! Nagyon szépek a mintáid,sokszor inspirációként használom őket.
“I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby, making things for family, friends, and donations.On average I spend several hours a week switching back and forth between sewing and crochet. My main interest right now is sewing doll clothes for donation and I find internet patterns to be less complicated but just as well turned as store bought patterns.
I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I do not spend nearly as much time each week as I would like. I would like to teach my granddaughters to sew and doll clothes make a great place to start. Plus, the clothes in this giveaway would provide a good lesson in fashion history.
“I sew crochet primarily as a as a hobby, and to give to people, on average, I spend…14 hours or more a week. It depends on how I am feeling.
I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend 20 hours a week
I sew primarily as a hobby but I also sell stuff I make.. on average, I spend… 14+ hours a week.
My hearts desire is to sew all day long. I still work 40 + hours a week but have an Etsy shop and sew 15 hours a week at least. Sewing is my passion .
I sew primarily as a hobby, on average about 1-2 hours per week.
I sew primarily as a hobby and spend on average 10 hours per week sewing.
I sew as a hobby, unfortunately I only get to spend an average of an hour or less on it weekly. My New year resolution is to spend more time doing what I enjoy
I sew primarily as a hobby and to make gifts for my children. I typically spend 1-2 hours per week sewing.
I sew primarily as a hobby; on average, I spend around 2-4 hours a week sewing (wish it were more!).
I sew mostly as a hobby, making clothes for my grandchildren and home décor. I also crochet, I make scarves, hats and blankets for the homeless in our community and for the veterans in need. It has always been a great stress relief for me also.
I sew as a hobby and for relaxation. I Sew every day, either by machine or hand sewing
I probably spend 10-15 hours a week quilting, making cloth for my grandkids or making doll clothes. I haven’t sewn that day and it’s bedtime I need to go sit down at my machine for at least 15 or 20 minutes to clear my head and make it easier to fall asleep
I sew more as a hobby and therapy for myself. I have been collecting dolls since I was 16. I am now 57. I truly enjoy the 18 inch dolls and I am now working on making items for my grand daughter. I average about 1 to 2 hours a week. I would like to do more.
I sew, knit and crochet primarily as a hobby on average I spend 20 hours a week making presents for family.
I sew primarily as a hobby as therapy for myself. I have sewn for over 40 years and love it. I sew 10-12 hours a week, quiliing, sewing doll clothes for my grand-daughter and clothes for my three grandchildren.
I sew for my 15 grandchildren, and spend an average of 40-45 hours a week sewing!
“I sew primarily to relax, I am a home health care provider for Veterans. I at times find myself stressing about the health and or well being of a client while I am off duty. I find that spending time in my sewing room even if it is only 30 minutes after work really helps. On average, I spend about 8 hours a week in my sewing room. Sometimes just cleaning up the mess I have made sewing.
I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend about 5 hours a month. I use to spend a lot more time sewing, but I went back to work this year.
I sew and crochet primarily for fun. I do sell some of my things, and many of them are given as gifts to friends and family members.
I crochet primarily for what I thought would be a great portable hobby. But it appears that I have discovered a wonderful vehicle for ruining some really great yarn. LOL
I quilt, crochet, make doll clothes for recreation. I spend about 15 hours a week working on my projects. I have 4 granddaughters for whom I sew Barbie and American Girls clothes for their birthdays and Christmas. I think I enjoy the making of the more than they do playing with them.
I sew, crochet,do any kind of crafts primarily as a hobby on my free time to relax on average of about 2-4 hrs a day. after working at a nursing home taking care of the elderly.
I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend about 10 hours a week or more when I am working on a project. When I have a project, I tend to get tunnel vision and want to do nothing else until the project is complete.
I sew as a hobby as I’m just learning from helping an elderly lady that I’m learning from. I look forward to trying to make things for craft shows in the future if I learn to make more things.
I see and crochet as a hobby. I try to spend at least one hour per week.
I sew primarily as a hobby. Because I have Parkinson’s Disease and double vision I often have to undo what I have sewn and I usually spend 20 hours a week. It gives me a constructive outlet and I enjoy trying new sewing applications.
I sew and knit primarily for charity and blessings for young girls that can not afford to purchase clothes for 18” dolls. I have many hours a day doing as much as I can afford to do. Your free patterns have blessed me to be able to bless others thank you
I sew, knit and embroider for recreation and relaxation. Because we are building our house and “My room” is not done so things are in boxes and tubs and…. I spend most of my time working on the house, and do hand work in the evenings for maybe an hour. However this year my granddaughter wanted clothes for her and her doll to match so I’ve been spending 3 or 4 hours 4 or 5 days a week having fun doing doll clothes (& girls clothes) Enjoying it so much I’m not quitting after christmas. I figure I’ll just keep sending them to her as long as I’m enjoying it haven’t figured what to do about big sister – maybe a book each time.
December 25, 2018
I have sewn all my life, started making doll clothes with a little crank singer, didn’t work to well though. Did a lot by hand also. Than as I grew up I learned to sew my own school clothes. Than my kids came along so I sewed for them. I of course now make doll clothes for my grandaughters 18" dolls. I also became a quilt maker when I retired from hairdressing after 42 yrs. I get lost in my work for many hours.