March 2014 Outfits of the Month


Anybody else watching Downton Abbey?  This was a fun one as these are the styles the ladies are wearing right now in the show.  I love the dropped waists in this decade in fashion history.  Everything looks so comfortable!  

1921-1930 Time Line:

1921: Amelia Earhart takes her first flying lesson.

1922: Insulin is discovered.

1923: Roy and Walt Disney found Walt Disney Company.

1924: First Olympic Winter Games.

1925: Hitler publishes his first manifesto Mein Kampf.

1926: A.A. Milne publishes Winnie-the-Pooh.

1927: Babe Ruth makes home run record.

1928: Bubble Gum invented.

1929: The Great Depression begins.

1930: The Chocolate Chip cookie is invented by Ruth Wakefield at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, MA
 
Both outfits available along with others HERE
 
 Birthday Party Sale

The annual Birthday Party Sale is happening this month.  All parties (printed and print-it-yourself) are on sale!  I only do this once a year so even if you don't have a birthday party coming up, you may want to get it now and we can work on details closer to your date.
Also, many of you have asked to customize your party packages to include coloring pages instead of cupcake toppers, invites, etc.  That is fine with me!  Just message me before purchasing and I can work with you to get exactly what you want. 

20% off This Month Only!
Use code: Birthday
 

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February 2014 Outfits of the Month



1911-1920 Time Line:

1911: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan flies through the air.

1912: The sinking of the Titanic.

1913: The Panama Canal is completed.

1914: World War I begins.

1915: Girl Scouts officially established (first meeting was in 1912).

1916: Norman Rockwell draws his first Saturday Evening Post cover.

1917: The Uncle Sam I Want You poster brings thousands of recruits to World War I.

1918: Daylight Savings Time to goes into effect on March 31.

1919: 18th Amendment establishing Prohibition is passed.

1920: 19th Amendment passed giving women the right to vote.

 


Give your little Valentine the gift of imaginary play! Hours and hours, years and years of fun.
Included in your PDF package:
* SIX dolls: Four girls and two boys (see photos#2 and #3 in my shop)
* 10 new Valentine outfits (Eight girl outfits, 2 Boy outfits)
If you already have a Lily&Thistle MiniMe doll, these outfits will fit her/him just right, and now she/he 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 available for instant download as soon as payment is received! 
$2.00 OFF This Month Only! 
Use code: LOVED2014

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2014 Oufit of the Month Decade of Fashion


Welcome to January 2014!

What an exciting year of outfits I have planned for you!  This year we will celebrate:
A Century of Fashion
 
- See more at: http://lilyandthistle.blogspot.com/search?q=St.+Lucia#sthash.WXXOP1Lc.dpuf
It was so fun to create outfits for each decade of the 20th Century (and into the 21st), I admit I got a little carried away and ended up doing TWO outfits for each month.  So, for those of you who are members of the club, the first outfit has arrived in your inbox.  The second I will offer each month for only $1.50.

I hope you enjoy playing with these as much as I enjoyed creating them!  Happy 2014!


1900-1910 Time Line:

1900: Kodak introduces the first handheld camera.

1901: First Nobel Prize awarded.

1902: The “Teddy” Bear is introduced.

1903: The Wright Brothers make their first flight.

1904:  New York City subway opens.

1905: Einstein proposes his theory of relativity.

1906: Kellogg's starts selling Corn Flakes.

1907: First electric washing machine is introduced.

1908: Ford introduces the Model-T .

1909: Plastic is invented
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Re-Post from Last Year: St. Lucia Bringer of Light Free Doll and December Deals


I have always loved all things Scandinavian. Probably because I have Scandinavian (specifically Swedish and Danish) blood flowing through my veins!  Jeff does too.   
So this year I decided to honor our heritage and join with most of Scandinavia (and a lot of other places too) in celebration of St. Lucia Day!  This, the 13th day of December is when Christmas begins.  There is singing, worship, candle light processions, and feasts.

This is Carl Larsson's painting of Lucia, 1908 

In church, young women sing the traditional St. Lucia song which describes how Lucia overcame darkness and found light. One girl is chosen each year to represent Lucia.

 The story of St. Lucia (or St. Lucy) has many variations.  My favorite is the version that tells of a young Christian girl who brought food and clothing to families in hiding for their beliefs.  This version tells that Lucy wore the crown of candles on her head to light her way so that her hands could be free to serve and help those in need.  Her light is a preparation for the light that came from the Star of Bethlehem and the birth of "The Light of the World".   I have pinned a whole bunch of other versions if you are interested.


 My version of St. Lucia bread.  This symbolizes the headpiece St. Lucy wore. 




I Wish you could smell our house right now.  I just used this recipe and added a bit more sugar and juice from some oranges I had and some ground cloves and cinnamon (sorry just did everything to taste).   Then topped them with Craisins and holly leaves...we happen to have a holly bush which is so fun!  If you want a more detailed recipe, this looks like a good one.  

Here are our  mini-Lucia's.  They wanted candles on their heads but we opted for candles on the bread. :)  I did look for some electric head pieces but they are not easy to find!  Maybe next year. 




Such a fun and dramatic gift to give!  Our friends and neighbors seemed to really enjoy our new tradition. :)

 I also thought it would be fun to celebrate with a St. Lucy doll.  So I thought I'd share it with all of you!  Enjoy!


Just click on the picture and download.  For more freebies go HERE.  To order your own custom doll go HERE.

DECEMBER DEALS:  15% off all Printed Packages in by the 15th of December (last day to guarantee packages arrive in time for Christmas) Code: PRINTDEC2013

Half Off Paper Doll Coloring Book PDF.  Code: COLORCHRISTMAS

GO SHOPPING!


Do you celebrate St. Lucia day?  Have you adopted traditions from other parts of the world?  What traditions have you kept from your ancestors?
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November Outfit of the Month and Printed Packages are BACK



Saludos!

Our eleventh stop this year will be to Spain!  We are celebrating the Flamenco folk dance/music Spain is known for.
“Flamenco  is a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It includes Cante (singing), Toque (guitar playing), Baile (dance) and Palmas (handclaps). 
In recent years flamenco has  become popular all over the world and is taught in many countries.  In Japan there are more academies than there are in Spain!  On November 16, 2010 UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. ”
-Wikipedia


 Printed Packages are Back! 
We are offering Printed Packages for the holidays!  Please go to the website and see what is available.  I will need all printed orders made by December 15th to insure that they will be to you in time for Christmas day.  All PDF orders will need to be made by December 21st to insure they are emailed to you in time for Christmas day. 


Remember, printed packets are gift ready with a cute red and white twine bow and glitter tag for your recipient.

To help you get your dolls done early, I'm offering 20% off all PRINTED PACKAGES

just type code:
PRINTNOV2013

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October 2013 Outfit of the Month


 Hola!

Our tenth stop this year will be to Guatemala!


“Guatemalan womens' outfits consist mainly of  Trajes. A blouse, a belt and a skirt of sorts.
 They’re always colorfully dressed.  The colors in the Trajes, represent  the villages where
 they live.  Westerners are concerned with matching their clothes, not wearing certain
 colors after  certain holidays, not wearing polka dots with stripes, etc. In Guatemala, this
 concept is nonexistent.  Traditional women’s clothing has stripes within stripes, colors 
 encircling other colors and patterns in larger patterns.  It is beautiful!”
-IDSnews.com



New Outfits! 
I am working on Religions Around the World outfits.  I thought I'd start with mine since I know it and love it so well (LDS) I would love suggestions from you on other lines (Jewish, Catholic, etc., etc.). I thought these would be perfect for taking to church service to keep little hands busy. :) 
Included are a total of 8 outfits and a Molly and Peter doll
.

You can find them in the shop!

Also don't forget, Outfit of the Month's from 2010 and 2011 are available in the shop!

This month only,
Buy 2 Outfit Lines, Get One FREE!

(Equal or lesser value.  Just purchase two and let me know in notes to seller which outfit you'd like for free)
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