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12 Days of Christmas Day 4 - December 28th, 2019

Hi everyone,

 

Today is DAY 4!

For our 4th Day Of Christmas giveaway, we're back at it with a $25 Pixie Faire gift card giveaway! There are so many ways to spend $25 and so many new patterns coming out in 2020, you'll be thrilled with this chance to pick up a few, on us!

Giveaway Update: Congratulations to Angelica V. She won the $25 gift card and has been contacted by email!

To enter the giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of the post to read the details...

 

12 Days Of Christmas - Sewing With Cinnamon Celebration!

DAY 1 Bonus For Sewing With Cinnamon! Just 9 Days left to take advantage of the promotional offer of $96.00 for an annual Sewing With Cinnamon membership. That's almost half-off the current rate of $14.99/month! This offer will be good for twelve days only - December 25th - January 5th, so don't miss out! 

If you're not interested in the annual subscription, you can also join at the monthly rate of $14.99 and cancel at any time. You will receive all of the bonuses and content for the current month, and subsequent months while you are a member.

Learn more about all the amazing benefits of the Sewing With Cinnamon membership community here: Sewing With Cinnamon and stay tuned as we announce all the surprises that will be offered to new and existing subscribers during the 12 days of Christmas celebration!

Day 2 Bonus - But wait, there's more!

To sweeten the deal even more, we've added a new bonus for all Sewing With Cinnamon members - the Liberty Jane Ginza Girl pattern and the full sew-along video is now a permanently free SWC bonus! Make this darling coat dress and capelet for your 18-inch American Girl doll with complete confidence!

Day 3 Bonus - Exciting news and a free pattern!

Begining in 2020 you'll notice that the monthly coupon code for a free pattern is expanding to include a few more select brands! Yay! We're excited to announce the first one, 123 Mulberry Street! As an added bonus, we are now going to include the 123 Mulberry Street Gotchies pattern for 18-inch dolls as a permanently free bonus for Sewing With Cinnamon members!

Day 4 Bonus: Receive early bird access to free patterns throughout the year, before they go up for sale on Pixie Faire!

In December (the current SWC month), we featured the Thimbles and Acorns Silk Road Dress pattern as the focus of our monthly topic. The pattern is available exclusively to SWC members for free, before it is released to the general public in 2020. This is an additional bonus, on top of the monthly coupon code for one free pattern! We've seen such a great response to this, we plan to do this several times in 2020 as well! Join today and get access to this bonus while it's still available for members to download!

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How To Enter The PF Gift Card Giveaway:

Simply comment on this blog post finishing the following sentence…

“My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is (insert your struggle)…"

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific) on Saturday, 12/28/2019.

One entry per person.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Must be 18 or older to enter. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire.

The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment. We will update the post with the chosen winner as well on the following day.

Additionally, by commenting, you agree to allow us to use your comments for future promotional activities. In other words – we might quote you when we are putting together new testimonial pages. If you’re not okay with that – don’t leave a comment :)

We will choose a winner and modify this post tomorrow to let everyone know who won.

Okay, good luck, and if we’ve forgotten anything we will modify and/or update this post as needed.

We hope you enjoy our 12 Days Of Christmas Celebration. We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support and wish you a happy holiday season, and a terrific new year!

Merry Christmas!

Cinnamon & Jason

& the whole Liberty Jane & Pixie Faire Team


100 Comments

Mary
Mary

December 28, 2019

My biggest Sewing, knitting or crochet challenge is starting a project. Once started I usually can finish it in a timely manner.

Patti
Patti

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge in sewing is learning to have patience when following pattern directions. I’m self taught and some can be so confusing.

debbie swanson
debbie swanson

December 28, 2019

my biggest challenge with sewing, knitting and crocheting is finishing the project, I love the initial part of putting all pieces together but hate the final touches, buttons, tying off loose threads or yarn tail, etc

Kay
Kay

December 28, 2019

I only know how to crochet. Thought about learning how to knit but if we all had more time to do the things we want to do. So my challenge is time to learn how.

Kay G
Kay G

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is getting started. I need a specific place to keep my sewing machine and projects to make it easier.

Kim
Kim

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is getting started, haha

MARILU BADANI
MARILU BADANI

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is finishing sleeves, specially if they have CUFFS that have that opening which I always miss to put correctly!

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

December 28, 2019

One of my biggest challenges is sewing a ruffle on top of the garment where both the top and bottom of the ruffle are exposed. My difficulty is positioning the ruffle on top of the fabric so that the distance from the edge is consistent. I hope I’m making sense but when you put the ruffle on top of the skirt you cannot see the edge

Laurainne W
Laurainne W

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is TIME! Making the time to sew! However, this is closely followed by organisation and energy!

Olga
Olga

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is getting started, I don’t have a dedicated sewing space right now or storage space for my project. I need to really make a set schedule and come up with a plan to make this happen.

Marty
Marty

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge when sewing, knitting or crocheting is deciding what to make and then trying to find appropriate fabrics or yarns in my huge stash .

Heather
Heather

December 28, 2019

My biggest knitting challenge is keeping my stitches/tension even at doll size. At human size, slight variance isn’t very noticeable, but make it small… oof.

Angelica V.
Angelica V.

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is to start using all the special feet I have for my sewing machine. I have at least 12 different types and only use four. I should use them but could not be bothered. I

Cassandra
Cassandra

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing and knitting challenge is starting as I don’t have a dedicated craft area in my home as yet. By the time I pull everything out to sew (in particular), it is time to put it away again☹️

Paula
Paula

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is taking the time during the day so my family does not feel I ignore them. So, I stay up way to late sometimes until 3am. I am tired during the day. Sleep, sew, feel guilt— still trying to find a balance.

Piroska
Piroska

December 28, 2019

My biggest callenge is finding tiny fasteners and zippers, without paying an arm and a leg.

Carol P.
Carol P.

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is finding appropriate knit prints. If designers are creating such adorable fashions for knit fabrics, manufacturers need to step up and give us a better selection. I repurpose a lot, sometimes you need more fabric than an old tee shirt can provide.

Judith
Judith

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is keeping supplies organized and finding time to sew. They must be related.

Emily
Emily

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is sleeves. I find drafting sleeves to be so hard and sewing them on is one of my least favorite things to do.

Sue N
Sue N

December 28, 2019

So many projects all in bundles. I need a more consistent sewing schedule.

Den H
Den H

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is time and organization.

Anna S
Anna S

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is time. Carving out time in the sewing room is difficult when the kids are home, especially now that nobody naps anymore! (I am usually too tired after they go to bed!)

Pat
Pat

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is motivation. I am too easily distracted by social media and needy pets 😂 I need more self control!

Marion
Marion

December 28, 2019

Deciding what material and other things to use in a project is ny challenge.
Marion

Nancy
Nancy

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting or crocheting challenge is not spending too much! I have so many ideas of what to create with all the wonderful patterns I get on Pixie Faire, that I tend to go overboard at the fabric store!

Kacy
Kacy

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is zippers. I sew mostly historical costumes and clothing and zippers are rarely used. Trying to sew them into modern clothing makes me so nervous and they never go in quite right.

Marilyn
Marilyn

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is starting a project .
Marilyn

Joan
Joan

December 28, 2019

Getting organized is my biggest challenge.
Joan

Kathleen
Kathleen

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is finishing a project before starting another project.

Jodi
Jodi

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is even though I’ve been sewing & crafting for 50 years is sewing with knits & fancy fabrics & I have yet to figure out knitting! Knit One, Pearl Two? Huh? SMILE.

Tanya
Tanya

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting and crochet challenge is completing one project before starting another. I love to plan and starting a project then before I finish it, I’m thinking about the next project!

Monique Venne
Monique Venne

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is fitting, whether it be myself or dolls.

Michelle
Michelle

December 28, 2019

My biggest crocheting challenge is not holding my working yarn so tight my hand cramps.

Sharon
Sharon

December 28, 2019

My biggest knitting challenge is determining what knitting wool is appropriate weight wise for patterns and getting my tension correct.

Jane Parks
Jane Parks

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, and crocheting challenge is time. As I get older I am getting slower. Everything seems to take so much longer to accomplish.

Cathy B
Cathy B

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is time. It takes me so long to finish a project.

Jessica
Jessica

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is time.

Deirdre
Deirdre

December 28, 2019

My greatest challenge when knitting is picking up all of the stitches to make the button bands.

Carol Johns
Carol Johns

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is keeping my sewing room clean and organized. My cutting table especially becomes cluttered.

Glenda
Glenda

December 28, 2019

My biggest crochet project was a beadspread afghan! But I won a white ribbon at our local county fair!

Ann
Ann

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is finding time when I don’t get interrupted.

Bee
Bee

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge has been getting time to learn my serger.

Linda Hinson
Linda Hinson

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is completing projects that have to be temporarily put aside. Once I have the time to finish them, I am already moving on to the next grand idea.

Laura T
Laura T

December 28, 2019

TIME! My biggest challenge for any sewing/craft project is time…sigh :o)

Margaret
Margaret

December 28, 2019

My biggest crochet problem is keeping the guage.

Linda
Linda

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, crochet, or knitting issue would be finding the supplies I want to use. It does help when the suggested supplies have a supplier or website listed, but so many supplies are not readily available. I appreciate a list of resources supplied by Pixie Faire.

Debbie siltala
Debbie siltala

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is finishing projects before starting a new one

Ruth
Ruth

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is getting house work done because I’ve got too many things I want to sew

BonnieGayle
BonnieGayle

December 28, 2019

Getting items I need to finish a project without having to pay a lot in postage.

Betty
Betty

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to do everything I want to do to finish the project.

Betty
Betty

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to do everything I want to do to finish the project.

Terri
Terri

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is finding time to do it all

Marti
Marti

December 28, 2019

my biggest sewing challenge is deciding what to make! I have so much fabric that I become overwhelmed with the choices.

Patricia
Patricia

December 28, 2019

My biggest knitting challenge is the impact of slight differences in yarn weight and texture on garments for small (14") dolls. I knit for a non-profit and generally use donated yarn, or whatever is on clearance at Tuesday Morning. I rarely use the specific yarn that a pattern suggests using.

Ravishingrosie
Ravishingrosie

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is finding the opportunity to go to the nearest city to purchase more material, whether it is wool, crochet thread or fabric. I live in a very small town in Northern Ontario, Canada and the closest city of any size is an hour and a half away.

Jean
Jean

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing , crocheting and knitting challenge is to finish off all of my UFOs before starting new projects.

Susan Ellwitz
Susan Ellwitz

December 28, 2019

Zippers! I do not like zippers and I think they do not like me!

Gwen
Gwen

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is getting the fabric started in the rolled hem foot.

Sandy
Sandy

December 28, 2019

I find that my biggest challenge is keeping the house clean when all i want to do is sew. I have stuff everywhere.

Lynda Peterson
Lynda Peterson

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge with sewing is getting too many projects going at once. I have lots to finish.

Carla
Carla

December 28, 2019

Biggest sewing challenge is setting a chunk of time to sit and sew. Everything else seems to take priority over sewing and I really need to just have a good amount of time so I can fully concentrate and get into what I’m doing. I cantjust sit down for an hour in the middle of the day . I need my schedule cleared so I can focus.

Carol
Carol

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting or crochet challenge is finishing! I get bored quickly and I’m on to another new project. I have an embarrassing number of unfinished projects in the closets.

Crystal
Crystal

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is I have so many ideas I don’t know where to start. Lol

Beth C
Beth C

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is staying on task…I’m always seeing new things I want to sew, but not finishing the projects I already have planned.

Krynne
Krynne

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is Trying to make the neck look smooth and not all bunched up or tight.

Sharon
Sharon

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is following directions in a pattern which was not written clearly. Their finished project looks amazing, but when I follow their directions exactly, it does not look the same. I have to basically rewrite the whole pattern which takes me longer to finish my project. Lots of trial and error to get it right. I have not had that problem with any of the patterns that I have received through Pixie Faire. They are written well.

Janice
Janice

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge in sewing, knitting and/or crocheting is deciding on colors and trims for the project before I start.

Melinda
Melinda

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is space. I am currently working off a banquet table in my living room. It’s a constant struggle to keep it devoted only to sewing.

Maxi
Maxi

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is hand sewing those last bits like snaps, buttons and hems. Even though these hands are getting stiff I have no plan to stop,

MARY
MARY

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting or crochet challenge is finding just the right design to embroider onto collars and bodices.

Marylin
Marylin

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is getting my grandchildren’s clothes to fit. They live in New Zealand and I live in Canada.

Rita C.
Rita C.

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is invisible zippers.
Denise Darby
Denise Darby

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting and crochet challenge is one for invisible zippers, two being able to follow the instruction’s for knitting and crochet and to come out with the project. And thirdly finding time to sew all of the patterns I have.

Leslie Loren
Leslie Loren

December 28, 2019

My biggest seeing challenge is still sewing with knits, especially 4-way stretch fabrics.

Margaret K
Margaret K

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is finding the right scale patterned fabric for my doll clothes.

Cindy
Cindy

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is sewing the tiny details on doll clothes.

Barb S
Barb S

December 28, 2019

My biggest knitting challenge is seaming. I prefer top down patterns for less seams.

Jacquie Corrigan
Jacquie Corrigan

December 28, 2019

I’m not sure if it is procrastination, or the lack of enough time that is my biggest challenge!

Doris
Doris

December 28, 2019

Miles of frilly fabrics.

Stephanie Elliott
Stephanie Elliott

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is getting my stuff organized so I can start sewing again after my most recent move.

Jean C
Jean C

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is making the pattern fit the doll. She is not AG and a bit slimmer. And finding the time to do it.

Cindy
Cindy

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is definitely lack of time. I work full-time, and I have tons of ideas, and all the supplies I need, I’m just lacking the time to get things done.

Char
Char

December 28, 2019

My biggest knitting and crochet challenge is twining the yarn around my fingers to get the right tension (gauge).

Janet
Janet

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is to keep everything organized well.

Cindy
Cindy

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is sewing on satin. I have been sewing for years and this year I decided to sew a complete wardrobe for my granddaughter’s American Girl Doll. All of the patterns I purchased here at Pixie Faire turned out beautifully. I started making a doll dress out of satin, but found that keeping it from slipping while trying to sew seams was definitely the biggest challenge for me.

Helena
Helena

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is lack of time. I wish I could be a part of SWC , but with my present timetable it’s impossible.

Ann
Ann

December 28, 2019

No challenge to sew and figure it out – the challenge is just getting my rear in gear and doing it!

Diane
Diane

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is finding just the right embellishments…trims, buttons etc. They are available online but I prefer seeing them in person.

Jennifer
Jennifer

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing (and knitting) challenge is to actually use all of the fabrics and yarns I have! My stash is HUGE!

Linda
Linda

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is patience. I seem to want to hurry and see the end product.

Joanne
Joanne

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is finding enough hours in the day to do it all … sewing, knitting, tatting, button making, lace making, painting, sugar sculpting … too many passionate hobbies and not enough hobby hours in a day

Rhonda
Rhonda

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is learning to crochet, I really need someone to show me how!

Leah
Leah

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge when sewing, knitting or crocheting is my crampy, arthritic fingers. Can’t do as much as I want in one session Exercise, exercise. exercise!!

Linda
Linda

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge is keeping my sewing space tidy. I have places for most things but still end up with too much stuff on my sewing table.

Laurie
Laurie

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is finding time to sew.

JJ
JJ

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, and crochet challenge is finding the time to do all the projects that are swirling around in my head.

Debbie Lee
Debbie Lee

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing, knitting, or crochet challenge is traveling. Finding small projects to take along to keep my hands busy. Sewing is relaxing for me (most of the time) and I miss it when I’m away from home.

Natalie
Natalie

December 28, 2019

My biggest chlalenge is to be patient and to know it takes trail and error and not to give up

Kathy
Kathy

December 28, 2019

My biggest challenge is finding the time it takes days off to get started with a project to get fabric pick out pattern etc

Christa
Christa

December 28, 2019

My biggest sewing challenge recently has been finding fabric that inspires me. I guess I need to explore online.

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