Hi everyone, Welcome to Day 11 of our 12 Days Of Christmas celebration!
Giveaway Update: Congratulations Judith Ames! You've won the Genniewren Highland Bundle and have been contacted by email.
Today we are giving away … a FANTASTIC 11 piece Highland outfit set to 1 lucky winner! These beautifully detailed outfits were handmade by Genine from Genniewren Designs as the prototype for her Highland Boy and Highland Girl pattern collections. This is such an amazing opportunity to add an authentic piece of Genniewren Designs to your doll collection!
Bonus Fun For Everyone! Today we are highlighting our Cultural Wear Pattern Collection at Pixie Faire. Simply add two patterns from this collection to your shopping cart, and enter discount code: DAY11BOGO in the discount box at checkout to get one of the patterns for FREE!
Note: This offer is for the Cultural Wear Collection only. This coupon code will be good for one day only - January 4th (12 AM-11:59 PM PST) and is available for one use per customer. Limit one free pattern. The least expensive item will be free.
Giveaway includes two complete outfits! handcrafted by Genine of Genniewren Designs. These outfits were the prototype pieces for her Highland pattern series. If you haven't checked these out yet - you really ought to! Genine has everything you need to create an entire Highland dance uniform for 18" boy and girl dolls!
What cultural traditions do you or your family take part in? Some family traditions carry on through traditional baked goods or special meals, others could be activities, places to visit, or celebrations. We'd love to hear more about it!
Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific), today, 1/4/2019.
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.
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Cinnamon & The Liberty Jane / Pixie Faire Team
thei rish scottish is great our family is irish scottish descent and would love tohave a bd coming soon
A cultural tradition I like is the Victorian era . I also found Juanita post interesting since I have always wanted to hike the Appalachian trail.
The cultural tradition that we love to continue yearly is the ones at Christmas that I value the most. From my English & Scot background, preparing shortbreads, dark fruit cake, traditional plum pudding with hard sauce, haggis, scotch meat pies & baps with blackberry jam.
A favorite Cultural thing, I enjoy learning and cooking traditional foods from all over. Traditional clothing patterns, Welsh.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting iscooking for Christmas. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be a classic Russian outfit.
A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be anything Polish or Eastern European.
My favorite cultural tradition is Christmas.
A favorite cultural tradition I find interesting and take part in, is the local Greek festival. I love the food! A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be Irish traditional clothing.
A favorite cultural tradition I love to cel berate is the annual Mummer’s Parade in Philadelphia,’held every year on New Year’s Day! Catch it if you’ve never seen it!!!! It follows old country traditions, mixed in the liveliness of today and celebrates the music of days past. PS glitter is good! Happy New Year! Welcome to our tradition!!!
A FAVOURITE CULTURAL TRADITION I FIND INTERESTING IS Middle Eastern clothing in ancient style. I recently visited countries in the Middle East and would love to see Palestinian, Jordanian, Israeli, Lebanese and Syrian costumes. Here in Australia there are no patterns for our large middle eastern multicultural communities. I believe that if we begin early with children playing with dolls in many cultural costumes then there just might be more tolerance of “differences” as the act of playing instils joy in our differences. I would love to know how modern Australia would be represented by pattern makers as there appears to only be Olympic sports outfits. I could be wrong, but how do others perceive us Aussies? Thanks for the opportunity to express my passion. BTW I make my own dolls and use these patterns for them.
A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN IS cooking and baking foods from countries of my family’s heritage. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE traditional German clothes.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in is exploring the Danish and Swedish heritage of my parents. Excepting some of the foods – Lutefisk and pickled herring, there is a lot to discover! My mother is currently in possession of her mothers hand woven cultural dress from Sweden (I have actually worn it!) A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be any folk costume from any country. I love seeing different countries costume and am alwasy amazed at how many variations of dress in just one country there can be!
I try to have cultural holidays for my son who was adopted in Mexico including learning how to make tamales and a 3 kings cake for Jan 8. I would like to see more Mexican outfits.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in Lutefisk Dinners during the winter months. It was tradition we enjoyed going to with my dad, who continued going into his 90’s. But thank goodness for the Swedish meatballs! I’d love to see more patterns for the immigrates from Scandinavia.
My favourite tradition would be anything German. I enjoy making a large family meal
and love spending the day with the grandchildren.Anything German related might be
A favorite cultural tradition I find interesting is learning more about my heritage. Both sets of grandparents were deceased when I was born. Cultural pattern/s I would like to see offered would be ceremonial outfits from Ireland, Canada, and Finland, as well as every day dress. Thank you for the 12 day offer.. I have truly enjoyed seeing it everyday.
One of my favorite cultural traditions that I was introduced to this year is the Czech Christmas meal. It starts with a poor mans meal which is a salted pumpernickel bread and lentils. Then there’s a soup. And then fish and then pork.
I’d love to see some traditional Czech costumes for the dolls.
“Being an American, a favorite cultural tradition I enjoy taking part in is dressing up for Halloween.” I would love to see more Halloween costume patterns for the Wellie Wisher dolls.
Thank you for “The Twelve Days of Christmas Give Away”.
A favorite tradition I find interesting is cooking some of the Scandinavian foods my Swedish mother and grandmothers made at Christmas when I was very young. I especially like lefse, krumkake and Swedish potato sausage (boiled with potatoes)! This being said, I would obviously like traditional Swedish costumes, although traditional costumes from anywhere in the world would be great!
A cultural tradition I take part in are the feasts of God, Passover, Tabernacles etc. I would like to see a pattern from many of the different countries.
Our family didn’t value traditions when I was a child. As an adult I spent nearly four years in Central America and was fascinated with the culture of the various countries. I particularly liked Guatemala for their traditions and love of color.The weaving and various traditional clothing was a delight . The women wore clothing they hand wove and enhanced the outfits with embrodery and woven sashes. I’d love to see my dolls in dresses with Guatemala and Mexican influences.
“A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS… The annual Highland Games here in western NC.
A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE..Traditional costumes from various countries in Africa, Greece, Rome, and other parts of the world.
Also more patterns for boys..”
We don’t carry on many cultural traditions but my godly family heritage is priceless to me and that is what I get to pass down to my children and grandchildren.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is… A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be: After eating it our entire lives, my siblings and I have just learned how to make Norwegian Lefse. We had so much fun and are planning to make it a holiday tradition. I think it would be fun to have a pattern for a traditional Norwegian Bunad.
Our families favorite holiday tradition is cookie baking. We enjoy baking many different kinds. We now have 4 generations involved. I would like to see pattern depicting fairytale/ folktale characters.
A favorite cultural tradition I’m interested in is Swedish. My grandmother came from Sweden when a young girl. I don’t know about the dresses they wore, but would be happy to learn about them. Know there might be different dresses from different parts of that country. Looking forward to seeing them. Thank you for all tips and directions you give.
I’m am all-American girl. I love the Fourth of July! I love participating in those cultural events. I’m not sure what cultural patterns I would line to see, but I love the ones that already there.
My favorite Christmas family tradition is the making of Santa sugar cookies. A recipe that has been passed down 5 generations and can only be replicated by family members. Others have tried but have cried trying. I would love to see more American Indian tribal outfit designs. With educational detail.
One of my favorite cultural traditions is baking Polish babka at Easter time. It was something my grandma made.
I would love to see patterns from Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain.
My favorite cultural tradition is attending mass during the Christmas season. I am of Danish decent so I’d love to see patterns such as those made for AG Kirsten.
I like going to folk demonstrations from various countries which feature costumes, dances, and sometimes food.
I would like to see folk costumes from various eastern European countries such as the Ukraine, Poland, Latvia and so on.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in (attend) is on my Irish ancestry. I love to watch the dancers especially.
My daughter in law is a member of the Inupiat tribe, a native Alaskan people, whose traditional territory spans Norton Sound on the Bering Sea to the Canada–United States border. I find their traditional culture and language interesting. It would be fun to see some traditional Eskimo clothing offered at Pixie Faire that I could sew for my granddaughter.
My favorite cultural tradition is attending the annual Scottish Highland Games in our neighboring city or in North Carolina. There is good food,
music, dancing and the highland games.
Some cultural patterns that I would like to see would be for traditional Swiss, Scandinavian, and Austrian clothes (for both girl and boy dolls).
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I love to go downtown Chicago (when I don’t have to work) to see them color the river green. We all wear green on that day and we have the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. Although I spoke of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, a cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be more Halloween outfits/costumes for the Dolls. After all it is usually the little girls that are playing with the dolls and looking to dress up their dolls for Halloween just like they do.
The cultural tradition I attend every year is our local Filipinos celebration of the old buffalo, of which my dad was a member of.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is eating English(British) Foods…. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be british style.
A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN IS OUR RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL THAT OCCURS EVERY YEAR FOR ABOUT 8 WEEKS. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE AN OUTFIT OF A PEASANT WOMAN
My great niece would LOVE this traditional costume from our family heritage! And I think she got a boy doll for Christmas. What luck it would be to win this pair of beautiful costumes!
A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS Indian Diwali. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE… A pre-stitched saree (that you don’t need to please each time you put it on).
My favorite cultural traditions are the religious and secular celebrations of the Christmas and Easter seasons,
A tradition I enjoyed as I grew up was my mom making Kolaches for all holidays and special occasions. Kolaches originated from Bohemia, now known as the Czech Republic. My mother, half Swede, grew up next to a Bohemian family living on the next farm over from my grandparent’s, in Kansas. The Bohemian woman taught my grandmother how to make Kolaches who in turned taught my mother how to make them. Kolaches are made from with a slightly sweet yeast dough, rolled into circles then pressed down in the center to make a well which held a mixture of either stewed prunes or cooked apricots. Americans now make them with all kinds of fillings such as cherry, strawberry, blackberry, pineapple, etc. Oh, so yummy!
We love to make tamales for Christmas just like my husband’s family always did. I would love some patterns for Mexican Mariachi band costumes and the traditional embroidered tunic women wear.
Cultural tradition respecting elders. I really didn’t keep up with any traditions, but follow the American cultural traditions. Perhaps walking, riding bikes and meeting with friends.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in is my sister and I making my late grandmother’s cookies, sausage rolls, mincemeat tarts, etc for Christmas as it’s just not Christmas without them. (not really cultural per say, but a family tradition)
A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be a Japanese kimono or yukata. (or both since they’re similar).
I really find Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from Mexico interesting, the tradition of honoring your ancestors is very beautiful. I love to see all cultural dance costumes and tribe specific Native American clothes.
A favorite cultural tradition is making Christmas cookies and driving around to look at the Christmas lights. I would love to see frontier wear of the American frontier days.
One Cultural tradition I partake in is making French meat pies for Christmas. It was a a long standing tradition of my mother for the holidays. I would like to see more Irish patterns for the dolls. Thank you for all of the beautiful outfits for the 12 days of Christmas.
One cultural tradition that has been a favorite in our house is baking saffron buns for St Lucia day, and another is baking Welsh cakes. I’d love to see more ethnic costumes from both Scandinavia and the various Celtic areas.
A favorite tradition I take part in or find interesting is Christmas. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be a Christmas elf, Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus.
My favorite cultural tradition I love is Christmas as we Celebrate the birth of Christ.
Cultural tradition is to wait until right before Christmas to put up the tree. As a child the tree wasn’t up and decorated until we were all in bed. It really made Christmas morning very magical.
I like to prepare a bit of Armenian food for my family on Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year I was not able to due to the fact that I have been caring for my husband who is extremely ill. It was sad that he could not enjoy all the simple pleasures this year. I was not able to get out and shop for my granddaughter, but that did not stop me thanks to Pixie Faire patterns and my fabric stash that I could wrap up some cute doll clothes for her..
Our family has lost all heritage traditions, so our traditions are an amalgam. I love singing the Messiah for Christmas and decorating Armenian eggs at Easter, watching fireworks on the 4th of July. Our state has also renamed Columbus Day Native American Day, but I’d love to see more of a celebration.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is the Scottish tradition, as my husband was into the various aspects of it, particularly the bag pipe music. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be for the Spanish dance designs.
My favorite cultural tradition is on Bastille Day. I put out my French Barbie doll and recite the French National Anthem. I would love to see a French pattern.
Would like to see more and varied Native American costumes such as Navajo, etc.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is German Christmas traditions of advent, the Christmas markets, and the Christmas tree. A culturally related pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be a Christmas tree sized for an 18" doll.
A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN IS ETHNIC BAKING AT CHRISTMAS AND EASTER.
A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE IS POLISH, HUNGARIAN, AND GERMAN DANCERS
A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS… lighting the Advent candle . A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE…an olde world mexican costume”
A favorite cultural tradition I find interesting is traditional American dances. They always look like so much fun and I love how meaningful they are. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be more traditional historic outfits from other countries.
“A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is a world day event where you see lots of traditions. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be something with a dutch theme."
A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS..participating in the local Italian and Scottish festivals as I am part Italian and part Scottish. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE..outfits for the First Nations tribes and Italian culture. My sister-in-law is first nations and I would love to make doll clothes for my nieces that reflect both their mom’s ancestry and their dad’s .”
My favourite culture is England and I would love to see more patterns from the Tudor period.
Oh golly gee!
My favorite would have to be Irish, as how my dad’s grandmother was born and raised in Ireland and later came to America.
Oh yes she would be so proud.
My family background is Irish, maybe dance outfits for Irish dance.
A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS OUR LOCAL IRISH FEST AND OKTOBERFEST. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE IRISH AND ALSO GERMAN OUTFITS.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in is making Belgium Lukken cookies. My grandmother brought her lukken wafer cookie iron with her in 1919 when she immigrated from Belgium after surviving World War 1. I use that same cookie iron every Christmas to make the delicious cookies one by one on the stove top. They are so buttery delicious. A pattern I would like to see a French or Belgium dress pattern to make to honor my heritage on both sides.
Love the 18 inch doll clothes and patterns from you!
A favourite cultural tradition I take part in or find interest in is the Ukrainian culture
A favourite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is the Scottish one. I have lots of Scottish ancestors. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be Inuit styles.
I’m part Scottish and a favorite tradition is the local highland games they have in my area every summer, it is so much fun! I would love to see more Asian traditional clothes, they are beautiful.
Love Christmas and all that it means and love the traditions that accompany the celebration of the birth Christ! Perhaps a pattern for Angels?
I live in Minnesota land of 10,000 lakes and more! Every summer it was hop your bike and head for the public access.Our culture is the lake and swimming so how about swim suits and cover ups and other beach paraphernalia?
I don’t really have a cultural tradition I am involved in therefore I don’t know what cultural pattern I would like to see.
A favorite cultural tradition our family enjoys is Independence day in the USA. We live in Montana where there are rodeos and parades that we attend every year. A cowgirl outfit like a rodeo queen would wear would be fun.
I have no favorite cultural tradion but enjoy them all.
I really enjoyed the German may first celebration with Maypoles, dancing and friendly gatherings. I also like the German custom of hanging colored Easter eggs in the trees on the main square at Easter time in Bavaria. Maypole dancing would be great for the dolls….Perhaps a German outfit with a pretty pink dress and white blouse…
A favorite culture I’m interested in is Japaneae as my sister was born in Japan. I would like to see a traditional geisha outfit.
Being from Canada, a cultural tradition of hockey!!!
I take part in Highland games and think a wedding Highlander in full regaiia for a particular outlandish man would be terrific
Love these outfits. My husband and I both are of Scottish descent. These outfits are wonderful. I made my son when he was small a kilt. Would love to dress my dolls in these clothes.
I take part in Highland games and think a wedding aHighlandear articular
I have a family background mostly of mixed western European descent. (mostly the British Isles and Sweden) Many of my ancestors came to America prior to the revolutionary war and the rest came right before the western expansion era. Sadly, we haven’t kept any traditions specifically from any of those early countries. My husband and I, however, enjoy learning about the history and cultures from around the world. I like to make food from a different culture each year for Christmas Eve and teach my kids a little about the country. (ie: Puerto Rico, China, Hungary, the Middle East, etc.) The internet is wonderful for finding recipes!
For Pixie Faire, it would be fun to see traditional costume pattterns from more African countries and Central/South America.
A FAVORITE CULTURAL TRADITION I TAKE PART IN OR FIND INTERESTING IS THE ART OF THE IRISH DANCE. A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE TRADITIONAL IRISH CLOTHING.
My favorite cultural experience is celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. I wear green and serve green jell-o and play Irish music. I am trying to learn Irish step dancing .I would love to see an Irish step dancing pattern.
A favorite tradition I find interesting is the Las Posadas talked about in Josephina’s Christmas story.
I enjoy viewing and creating dance regalia of our Native American People. I think it is much better to create the attire representative of individual nations. Not the cowboy and indian costumes we grew up with as children. I know I am of Choctaw desent and am proud to be part of the first Americans of the U.S.A.
A favorite cultural tradition in our Texas family is celebrating Juneteenth every year on June 19th. There is a big parade, excellent music, good food, and lots of fun with family, neighbors and friends. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that people learned, more than two years after the fact, of the emancipation of slaves in Texas. I would love to see a pattern for a dashiki dress and head wrap added to the Cultural Pattern Colection.
While attending high school, a new student from India transferred to our school. The first day she wore her manner of dress. I suppose she wanted to fit in with the rest of us, so she came to school one morning dressed like us. It made me want to study her homeland and their tradition of clothing that was not like ours, but totally, a step away from what we are used to.
i enjoy Native American pow wows Would like to see Ojibwa powwow competition dress.
A CULTURAL PATTERN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OFFERED AT PIXIE FAIRE WOULD BE… a Cleopatra costume.
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is Tulip Time
My favorite cultural tradition? It’s hard to choose just one, but I’m quite partial to when my family makes lefse and krumkake before Christmas every year. I love going to our local Scottish fair every year, too, even though my Irish blood is more recent than my Scottish. (I’m a mix of German, Irish, Norwegian, Cornish, Scottish, Oneida and Onondaga, with French and Dutch if you go back far enough.) I also love celebrating St. Paddy’s Day (though I’m not big on drinking).
I’d love to see more ethnic and folk styles, especially as relates to how certain costumes and dress evolved over centuries. (Traditional Chinese and Korean costumes are particularly fascinating in this respect.) For example, a basic costume pattern would be offered, but with instructions and optional pieces on how to customize it to a particular century or time period.
I would love to see Native American series as im Mohawk but it would be interesting to see all the tribes in pattern form
Our roots are in the Scottish Highlands with the McGregor Clan. Next year my daughter and son-in-law are planning their first trip to Scotland to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Its a trip my son, daughter and I have always dreamed of taking someday. I want to make a Highland dressed doll for her for her anniversary on St Patrick’s day.
January 04, 2019
A favorite cultural tradition I take part in or find interesting is Halloween. A cultural pattern I would like to see offered at Pixie Faire would be more costumes for Wellie Wishers and the 18" dolls.