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

Sue
Sue

January 07, 2015

I love to look at your designs as they are so detailed and beautifully finished. The history lesson with each design is a wonderful addition teaching me so much. I have never purchased one of your patterns thinking I would never be able to sew that well. With this pattern as a gift to us I will conquer my fears, try this level of sewing pattern and hopefully become not only a better sewer but a repeat customer of your designs.
Thank you so much for letting us celebrate your anniversary with you.

Melodie
Melodie

January 07, 2015

Sheri, It’s been less than a year since I discovered patterns, other than in the fabric stores for my AG dolls. There are a couple companies I like, but your’s are my favorite because of the authentic historicalness of them. (I do a lot of research also) I’ve already made a number of your patterns. This is a hobby just for me and I do have a full time job, so I have not been able to make all I want. I am really looking forward to this new freebie pattern, and to one’s you’ve hinted about. Very Very Happy (almost) anniversary!

Joyce
Joyce

January 07, 2015

It is Gorgeous! Happy 3rd Anniversary and many more years to come <3

Cindy
Cindy

January 07, 2015

Your patterns are always wonderful! I grew up loving Little House on the Prairie books, and my daughters carried on loving the books and tv series. So nice of you to offer this pattern as a freebie! Thank you so very much. It will bring back such lovely memories!

Karen
Karen

January 07, 2015

Beautiful!!! And congratulations on your third anniversary!!!! Thank you Thank you!!

Erin K.
Erin K.

January 07, 2015

Congratulations Shari on your 3 year business birthday! Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern you are gifting us with! All the Laura Ingalls Wilder books were my favorite series of books when I was a little girl. I look forward to getting the Carrie pattern, and will also now have to look up the Mary and Laura one so I have the set! I wish you many more great years of success and thanks again for your most generous present!

Barb S
Barb S

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on 3 years!! Thanks so much for the adorable pattern. I have always loved little house.

LaDonna Wilcox
LaDonna Wilcox

January 07, 2015

Welcome Sheri I love using your patterns and will love this one also

Susan
Susan

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on your 3 years!!

Annlee
Annlee

January 07, 2015

Happy anniversary this pattern is beautiful as all your patterns. Thank you

Laura C
Laura C

January 07, 2015

Thank you Shari for the beautiful pattern !! I have the Mary and Laura patterns and this will complete my set nicely. Your work is perfection and I enjoy making all my Thimbles and Acorns patterns. Thank you too for the story of your business name. Congratulations :)

Mary R.
Mary R.

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd business anniversary. I just love all of your patterns and have several in my collection. Thanks for another beautiful outfit.

Paula
Paula

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd anniversary Shari!

Donna
Donna

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on your 3 rd anniversary, Shari! This dress is beautiful and I thank you very much for giving it to us. I’m another lover of the history of the United States and the eras that Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in. I’m excited to be trying one of your Thimbles and Acorns patterns.

Linda
Linda

January 07, 2015

Love this dress … and all your other patterns.

Sue
Sue

January 07, 2015

happy anniversary and thank you for the gift of your talent, the dress is lovely.

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on your 3 year business birthday! I can’t say I am surprised with your talent. This pattern is absolutely beautiful!
Kristen belcher
Kristen belcher

January 07, 2015

love love love the pattern!!!

Lori
Lori

January 07, 2015

Beautiful! Congratulations on your 3rd birthday!

Liz
Liz

January 07, 2015

Love your patterns! Congradulations on 3 years!!!!

KathleenB
KathleenB

January 07, 2015

isn’t this a great group of wonderful and inspiring people! The “congrats” and “compliments” are sincere and heartfelt! Let me just add to the list! Congratulations, thank you, and keep up the wonderful work!!

Lyla
Lyla

January 07, 2015

All your work is gorgeous and this dress is no different—thank you for sharing your hard work! Happy 3rd anniversary—wishing you continued enjoyment & creativity!

Kerrie
Kerrie

January 07, 2015

Thank you so much! I wasn’t expecting such an incredible pattern for Freebie Friday. My little girl will love it!

Karen
Karen

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday/ Anniversary! Love your patterns!

Sophie T
Sophie T

January 07, 2015

Shari, you are a wonderful and inspiring designer! I just love all your patterns and am amazed at all the details they always show. Every time, it’s a History lesson, and this is thrilling! It brings me back to what got me into the doll world in the first place… Happy 3rd anniversary, and I hope there will be many more! Your new pattern is beautiful, by the way, and I can’t wait to make a dress from it!

Julie
Julie

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd Anniversary! Wishing you continued success! I look forward to receiving your new Carrie dress pattern. Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of my favorite authors.

Marilyn
Marilyn

January 07, 2015

Happy Business Anniversary! Your patterns are exquisite.

Sharla
Sharla

January 07, 2015

congratulations on 3 years! You have beautiful patterns, thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Peggy A
Peggy A

January 07, 2015

Congrats on 3 years! Love your patterns!

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

January 07, 2015

Hi Sherri! Congrats on your 3 year anniversary. I’m a newbie to Pixie Faire but the inspirations I seen already – Wow!. I must tell you that I am such a nut for Victorian era and olden days as Little House which was a favourite TV series of mine. I love the Carrie outfit that you are generously sharing with us for free. Also I spent some time checking out your Thimble and Acorn designs and must admit there are a good number of them that cry out “Get me…get me!” LOL. All of this is “right my alley” as they used to say ;-) That being said, I’m looking forward to the chance to try the Thimble and Acorn line. Thanks for helping us learn about your designs.

Cara D
Cara D

January 07, 2015

I love, love, love that you design historical dresses! So much heritage and craftsmanship to save and enjoy! Modern patterns are a dime a dozen (not that I’m complaining!), but quality historicals are so hard to find. Keep it up and best wishes!

Sandy
Sandy

January 07, 2015

Congratulations Shari! What a wonderful pattern! Thank you so much for sharing it. I love this era and I’m looking forward to working with your pattern. All of your patterns are beautiful. You are very creative. Thank you!

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

January 07, 2015

Little House on the Prairie was my favorite show and I have the whole series of books — so awesome job and thanks so much for your kindness.

sandy
sandy

January 07, 2015

Thank you for the wonderful pattern and for being so generous. wishing you a great year ahead.

Dori
Dori

January 07, 2015

What a great surprise to us on your 3 year anniversary!

Cindi
Cindi

January 07, 2015

Congratulations! I loved the series as a kid and am going to get the Mary and Laura version also!

Mary H.
Mary H.

January 07, 2015

I recently finished rereading The Long Winter, so you can imagine how excited I was when I heard about the Carrie dress. Thank you so much sharing your Dress Designing superpowers with us. Looking forward to Friday!

Martha F
Martha F

January 07, 2015

Some of us just work, others have fun. How wonderful to be able to celebrate three years of doing something that you truly enjoy – creating and sharing your creations with others. Thank you for your generosity as you celebrate.

Debbie Atkinson
Debbie Atkinson

January 07, 2015

COngrats on 3 yrs! Wow! What an awesome pattern and for freebie Friday! Thank you so much and I wish you continued success with your patterns!

Melangell
Melangell

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on 3 years, Shari! I love your patterns and your attention to historical accuracy. Thank you for including the Girl for All Time size in your patterns.

I am a HUGE Little House fan. I reread the books at least once a year and The Long Winter is my favorite book of the series. I haven’t made it to De Smit, SD yet, but the highlight of a trip a few years ago was stopping at Laura’s house in Missouri.

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

January 07, 2015

What a great way to start off Freebie Friday on Pixie Faire! I admittedly don’t have any ‘period’ patterns in my vast collection of doll patterns, but this is very special and my lack of them may quickly change! ;) Thank you so much and a very happy third business anniversary!!!

Joyce
Joyce

January 07, 2015

Sherri Happy 3rd Anniversary. I love this pattern. Thank you.

Rosalie
Rosalie

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on your third year of business. I haven’t made any historical dresses yet but am looking forward to this pattern. I loved the Little House books and especially the TV series.
Unfortunately they don’t make nice family shows like that anymore.

Bonnie
Bonnie

January 07, 2015

Wow, can’t believe this awesome pattern will be free. Happy 3 year birthday and thanks for your generosity!

sande cross
sande cross

January 07, 2015

i am so honored to be given this pattern and to share in your celebration! i already have the mary and laura pattern. thank you; many congratulations!!

Lynne
Lynne

January 07, 2015

Congratulations Shari and Thank You for your awesome pattern. I love the books ans have read the whole series!

Judy
Judy

January 07, 2015

congratulations on your 3rd anniversary. Beautiful pattern. Thank you for offering a pattern this week.

DianeKae
DianeKae

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd anniversary….you inspire so many followers with your creativity and design savy. Can’t wait to work on this pattern! Wondering what fabric choices would be true-to-era….

Kelly
Kelly

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd anniversary Shari! Great job. You have wonderful patterns. The Carrie dress is just adorable too. I especially love the curved line and use of trims. I’m old enough to remember a time when children’s clothing was full of special details like that. So very kind of you to share your special accomplishment with your fans. I also loved the Little House on the Praire books as a child and shared them with my own daughter. Book characters and real life people who inspire us make great role models for our young people. It’s an absolutely great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Arlene
Arlene

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd Business Birthday…love your patterns…hope to see many more in the coming years.Thank you for sharing this cute vintage pattern.

Linda
Linda

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd anniversary to you. What a delight it will be to have such an adorable pattern. I can’t wait to try it!!!!!

Su
Su

January 07, 2015

Looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent. Happy Anniversary!

Vicki
Vicki

January 07, 2015

Congratulations! I have long been a fan of the “Little House” stories and can’t wait to add this pattern to my collection! Wishing you many more years of success!

Cindy
Cindy

January 07, 2015

So excited! Can’t wait until Friday!!!!

Brandy
Brandy

January 07, 2015

Congratulations & thank you for your generosity!

Lorraine
Lorraine

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd year business, can’t wait to try this pattern. Again thanks for sharing will try to find the others to have the collection.

April
April

January 07, 2015

Love the look and can’t wait… I have several of your patterns now.

Duana
Duana

January 07, 2015

I have quite a few of your patterns and love them! Can’t wait for this one, it’s lovely. Congrats on 3 years and I hope you have many more!

Dorrie
Dorrie

January 07, 2015

What a wonderful birthday present you’re giving us, Shari ! It’s also a stellar way to welcome in the first Freebie Friday of 2015 ! Thank you !

Mary Ann Barbee
Mary Ann Barbee

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd birthday anniversary. I love your patterns. I love all things historical and I especially love the Ingalls girls. I home schooled my children when they were young and we did a unit study called Prairie Primer and we read all the Laura Ingalls books. It was so much fun.

Sharon
Sharon

January 07, 2015

Beautiful

Crystal D
Crystal D

January 07, 2015

Amazing

Pam
Pam

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday. I have been in awe of your patterns for awhile now. We Camp by Walnut Grove MN in the Summer and Wilder Pageant is there. We are big Fans. We love the “Little House on the Prairie” Books. Beautiful Pattern, my girls will love it. I will now have to purchase the Mary and Laura pattern too. Thank you again for being such an inspiration. Much Success to you in the future.

Diana D
Diana D

January 07, 2015

Happy business birthday. Thank you for the beautiful pattern.

Becky
Becky

January 07, 2015

Happy Anniversary ! Thanks for the pattern, loved
The Little House stories and read them as a young girl and introduced my daughters to them. Many hours of pleasure! It will be fun to make a dress from that era!

rita M
rita M

January 07, 2015

Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Penelope
Penelope

January 07, 2015

I have purchased patterns from you in the past. Love your designs. Hoping you continue designing for many more years..Penelope

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 07, 2015

What a beautiful dress. I can hardly wait to try it. I must find the sister outfits. Thank you for sharing this as a free pattern.

Diana
Diana

January 07, 2015

Lovely design work… What talent! Happy Anniversary ! Blessings to you

Meg Ammerman
Meg Ammerman

January 07, 2015

What a beautiful pattern. I’m excited about making it! Love the story behind the pattern. Happy anniversary! Keep creating!

Joan D.
Joan D.

January 07, 2015

Happy, happy business birthday! What a beautiful dress.

Terry
Terry

January 07, 2015

Happy Anniversary! Loved Little House!

Deborah
Deborah

January 07, 2015

So excited! This was my favourite book series as a girl, and still is! Happy “3 year Business Birthday”!

sherelyn nichol
sherelyn nichol

January 07, 2015

Wow what a nice pattern. Thanks

Tari
Tari

January 07, 2015

Congrats to a super talented designer on your 3 year anniversary! Many many more I hope!

Mary
Mary

January 07, 2015

Thanks so much! I can’t wait for Friday! I read the “Little House” books over and over when I was a kid. I will enjoy making this dress and coat for my granddaughter’s doll. Congratulations on 3 years in business.

margaret
margaret

January 07, 2015

Love this pattern – and great that it is for 18 inch and 16 inch dolls. This is very kind of you
Wishing’Thimbles and Acorns’ a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Cindy
Cindy

January 07, 2015

I love this dress!

Jessica
Jessica

January 07, 2015

Beautiful!

Liz
Liz

January 07, 2015

So excited! This was my favorite book series as a girl. I’ve read the entire series start to finish 5×. And 2x were out loud to my daughter when she was little! I can’t wait to get this and plan to buy the Laura and Mary one’s to complete the set!!

Dee M
Dee M

January 07, 2015

Love this and look forward to downloading it on Friday. Thanks for offering it; I love the vintage patterns.

Cecelia
Cecelia

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd birthday!The pattern is beautiful and you’ve really showcased it in those colours.Thank you and may you have much success in your future years in business.

debbie
debbie

January 07, 2015

Happy anniversary. I love your patterns. Yhank you for this one, it is beautiful.

Melanie
Melanie

January 07, 2015

love it and can’t wait

Priscilla
Priscilla

January 07, 2015

Thank you so much. Can’t wait for Friday!! Happy Birthday hope you have many more great years with your patterns.

Jo
Jo

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on your three year business anniversary. Thank you so much for making this pattern available, free of charge. It is very kind of you and I look forward to receiving it.

Robin
Robin

January 07, 2015

How wonderful! Congratulations! And thankyou for sharing your good fortune with us!!!

Jonna
Jonna

January 07, 2015

Happy 3 Year Business Anniversary!

Jasmine A.
Jasmine A.

January 07, 2015

Happy 3rd Business Birthday!

Sheryl Booth
Sheryl Booth

January 07, 2015

Thank you Shari! Can’t wait to have this pattern to spoil the AGFAT gals with. You are awesome. <3

Lisa
Lisa

January 07, 2015

A wonderful story, a wonderful pattern, lovely !! To many more years of happiness and success

Karen L
Karen L

January 07, 2015

Thimbles & Acorn patterns are so authentic and well researched. Yet another great one! Thanks for the gift of your talent and this pattern.

Lora
Lora

January 07, 2015

Congratulations!! I’ve followed Thimbles and Acorns for a bit now and love your style. This is a very generous freebie. I look forward to Friday. Thank you so very much for this offer.

Debra Yoder
Debra Yoder

January 07, 2015

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary in business. I loved Little House on the Prairie and love your designs too. Thank you so much for your generosity & best wishes for continued success.

Christie Cox
Christie Cox

January 07, 2015

My 11 year old daughter is going to flip her lid when she sees this! Those are her favorite books. Happy third business anniversary! Wish you the best in your business!

Shannon
Shannon

January 07, 2015

Congratulations! May you have many more years, and patterns.

Donna
Donna

January 07, 2015

Congratulations Shari on your business birthday and hope you have many more. Love the pattern can’t wait to make it.

Arline
Arline

January 07, 2015

LOVE these! Thank you in advance.

Angela Bavuso
Angela Bavuso

January 07, 2015

This is awesome. Thanks you so much and happy 3 year business birthday!

Jaci
Jaci

January 07, 2015

Congratulations Shari! What a beautiful design. So looking forward to this one. I just got Matilda for Christmas so I hope it will be both 18" & 16" size, like some of your other patterns. It will be perfect for her! Thank you!

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