The Autumn Shrug ::
We’ve had girl drama here at MSF headquarters. The little ones are threatening to revolt. They’re feeling bitter about all of the attention the American Girls have been getting here on the blog. Nobody likes to be ignored!
So, in an attempt to assuage hurt feelings, I re-sized the Autumn Shrug pattern for the 13″ to 15″ dolls. They are pleased.
Initially I tried to simply reprint the pattern in a smaller scale, but all my little girls (Hearts for Hearts, Les Cheries, and Paola Reina) are slimmer bodied then American Girl, so a few pattern adjustments were necessary beyond just scaling down. The resulting pattern fits all three doll types well.
The instructions for assembly are the same as for the 18″ size and I am sending the pattern to the Many Small Friends newsletter subscribers later today. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can sign up here (it’s free!) and you’ll get the link to download the shrug pattern for 13″ – 15″ dolls along with the 18 inch doll pattern, too.
FREE SHIPPING at AmericanGirl.COM
In other news, American Girl is offering FREE SHIPPING again (I know, right? Again!) for $100+ orders through November 25, 2014. Enter code BESTGIFT in the promotional code box during checkout. They have just released their new holiday collection of outfits and accessories. How about that Pretty City Carriage? Definitely has the “Wow” factor and a price tag to go along with it.
“Hey, do you sew?” HELP WANTED
Speaking of the holidays, have you started your crafting yet? I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet but .. uh.. 70 days. Just sayin’.
I’m starting my holiday sewing this week, and I’d love to share some of my original patterns with you. I don’t want to bother with patterns you already have or aren’t interested in, so I put together a short sewing-for-dolls survey. I would super duper appreciate it if you would take a minute to do the survey.
Your answers will directly influence the patterns that I offer here, in the newsletter, and on Etsy. You don’t have to share any personal info, not even an email address (unless you volunteer to be a pattern tester, in which case I will need your email), so now is the time to put in your order!
Knowing the Internets, only a few people will take this survey, so you probably have a really good chance of getting your wish patterns made if you take the survey. 🙂
Many Small Friends on FACEBOOK
Last but not least, I set up a Many Small Friends Facebook page, because dolly posts on Facebook are way more entertaining then political conspiracy theories, news about what your friends aren’t eating these days, and funny cat pictures. Okay, funny cat pics are pretty entertaining, but I’m hoping to give Grumpy Cat a run for his money.