February Deals and Outfit of the Month - A Visit to Sweden

Thank you to all who responded to last month's question, 
"What country would you like to see in an Outfit of the Month this year?". 

 So many countries I hadn't even considered!  I can't wait to share many of your suggestions in the coming months.  We may have to have two years of Girls Around the World outfits!

Our second stop this year will be to Sweden.

This is a Swedish Midsummer (Midsommar) Day outfit.  Midsummer is celebrated every June and is second  in popularity only to Christmas.  Before going to the festivities, girls make sure to create a festive daisy-chain for their hair and look forward to dancing and singing with friends and family under the Maypole.  Before bedtime, the custom is for youth to pick seven different kinds of flowers and put them under their pillow for their future spouse.

I'm curious if any of you have visited Sweden or have ancestors from there (I do!).  I know of a few of you are from Sweden.  Do you celebrate Midsommar?  

HUGE Deal:

Everything Valentine Package

Included in the PDF package:
* SIX dolls: Four girls and two boys (look below to see which dolls)
* 10 new Valentine outfits (Eight girl outfits below, 2 Boy outfits below)
* Free subscription to the Outfit of the Month club (if you need to update your subscription or just want to tag on another year this is a great price!)
* Two special Valentine postcards and poster printables (see below
If you already have a Minime doll, now your doll will have some friends to play with! The dolls in this deal are not custom (see photos for the dolls you will receive). Items are all in PDF form so will be emailed to you when payment is received.  Go shopping!

Pattern Shop Sale

Did you know I have a shop full of patterns?  I used to sew a lot when the girls were smaller and took nice, long naps.  They also had no interest in scissors.  Those days seem so dreamy now. :) 
To celebrate the arrival of baby Adeline, I thought I'd so a sale!

Here is a sample of what is in the my Etsy Shop:

The Pod Swaddler Pattern (that's Norah!)

Just purchase a pattern and then in your notes, let me know which pattern (of equal or lesser value) you'd like for free!  Enjoy!

A New Little Life...Meet Adeline

"Aside from new babies,
new mothers must be the most 
beautiful creatures on earth."
-Terri Guillemets

My dear sis-in-law/assistant extraordinaire and her husband Ethan do good work wouldn't you say? Meet Adeline!  January 15th is a special day. Both Adeline and the Twins' birthday.  Five years apart. I love that  Brittany and I get to celebrate the day we became mothers for the first time on the same day. :)

We live hours away and it is killing me not to get to hold this sweet little bundle but I'm so proud of Brittany (almost two days of labor!) and Ethan. 

 Well deserved rest for both of them....

She already loves to look at Daddy.

 This picture brought a tear to my eye.  Nothing like these perfect moments.

Congratulations on the start of a new, hard, sticky, wonderful journey!
Love you guys.


Announcing 2013's Outfit of the Month Theme...

I'm so excited about this line!  I'm calling it Girls Around the World.  I started these outfits about two years ago and just never got around to finishing them.  I have about five completed and would love requests for the rest so if you have a favorite country/culture you'd like to see, leave a comment or send me an email and I'll consider it.  January's outfit comes all the way from Korea!

I did a bit of google research for this so who knows how accurate it is.  What I found is that this smock is called a "Hwarot".  It is traditional Korean clothing worn during the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty by royal women for ceremonial occasions or by commoners for weddings.  I'm sure there are many Korean readers out there who may know more or may think I got it all wrong. :)  If you are Korean or know more about the culture, please share!

If you haven't signed up yet for the Outfit of the Month Club, I'm extending the sale for the next week so do it soon!