Friday, March 30, 2012

Windfall Dolls March Giveaway~Meet Marabel!

Stop on over to Windfall Dolls for a chance to win the uber-fabulous Marabel!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! ;

Thanks so much for the people who commented on the giveaway!  We appreciate the love!  Now~for the good stuff...the winners!  Congratulations to our four winners, we will be emailing you today!

Kristen won one of the 2 pattern packs!

I just started sewing for my 3.5 yr old daughter and TWIN (almost 2 yr old) boys (I didn't realize you were twins until the other day when I sat down and read some stuff on FB)! I would SOOOOOO love to win the pattern pack so I can make some stuff for my little ones! I really love the Waldorf inspired dolls and would love to make each of my little ones....especially since one of the twins keeps stealing his big sister's dolls! :) Love your items! Thank you SO much for sharing your talents! - Kristen Kozeliski Katula

Avital won the other pattern pack!

I would SO love to win the patterns! The dresses are cute cute cute, but I have two little boys. You two are so awesome with what you do, your patterns, and your doll giveaways!

Angelina won the first dress!
either dress would be super lovely! thank you! beautiful creations..

Kristin won the second dress!

I would love to win dress #2 for our fifth child, our first baby girl, Stella Rose. Congratulations on two years!

Now~don't get down if you didn't win.  Hop on over to Windfall Dolls on Friday for a chance at a Windfall Doll!

Hugs~Laura and Julia

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Celebration of Two Years in Business With a Giveaway!

Today is a milestone of sorts. Two years ago today we made a change, we changed from being makers of goods, to sellers of patterns. 

We had a business, Adirondack Mama's Gifts, selling handmade goods for babies, and adults.  Everything sewn from our 4 hands hands, and sewing machines.  Whisked away and piled into our vehicles, with our boys in tow, these goods were brought to craft fairs at local farmers markets, and were widely praised. We had repeat customers, lots of word of mouth referrals. 

Overall a huge success!

Eben in 2009~so little!
This was our first farmer's market!

We made bibs, bags, burp cloths, blankies, booties, sewing wraps, needles cases, coloring wraps, and dresses. All of these things made with our own patterns, and in a huge variety of fabrics!

Here we are Spring 2009
Boy did we have a blast!

Here is one of the 100 or so dresses I made

One of Julia's Coloring Wraps (another 100 or so made and sold)

A Diaper Wrap

Unfortunately in early 2010 we decided to close up shop due to the numerous restrictions by the US Government and labeling restrictions on goods for children.  

We cried, we moped, and we got angry.  Then we got real. So, if we can't sell our goods, lets sell our original patterns! That way we still have creative freedom, and we can allow other people to make lovely things for their little ones!

So Adirondack Patterns came to life!

Over the 2 years in business as a pattern shop we have grown a lot!
And we have almost 1000 sales under our belt!

Julia designs Waldorf Inspired Dolls, and accessories

Like this adorable rosette hair band!

 A Waldorf Inspired Baby Doll (One of our BIGGEST sellers!)

And last, but not least...the Lillipals!

I came up with a slew of crochet patterns
The Hayden Beret

The Textured Vest

And A Newborn Going Home Dress (another huge seller)

So, as a thank you to our fans~we would like to offer up a giveaway!

We are offering to TWO separate winners each one of the two dresses below!

With Summer peaking it's head around the corner, I thought some summer dresses might be in order!

These dresses are from the patterns I used to make the ones we sold, and also inspired our Waldorf Doll Pattern found here:

(Dress # 1)
12-18 MONTHS Size


Dress # 2

Also 12-18 MONTHS size

That is not all!!!

ALSO TWO more separate winners will win a choice of any TWO patterns in our shop!


In order to win, you must comment below, stating if you would like to win the dress (which one, #1, or #2), or the 2 pattern choices, and provide your email address in your comment.  

Additional Entries (Additional Chances!)

1.Like Adirondack Patterns on Facebook, and leave a comment letting us know you did so!
2. Blog or Tweet About the giveaway,telling people where to come, and leave a comment letting us know you did so.

Entries must be in by Midnight 3/27/12

Thanks Again~enjoy the giveaway!
Sincerely, Julia and Laura (Adirondack Mama's)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Adirondack Patterns Featured Sites

We have had the fortune of being featured, and recognized on the following blogs/websites over the past 2 years. Please visit some of these lovely sites, you might come across us too!  HEHEHE


Also, here is my sisters blog Windfall Dolls, where she makes, and gives away gorgeous dolls she made from her own pattens, which she sells in our shop.  

Thanks for visiting~we appreciate the love!

Like us on FACEBOOK!

We just joined the Facebook Community!  We would love for you to spread the word, and broaden our fan base!  Click on the link above, and you will be taken to our Adirondack Patterns Facebook Page!

From there feel free to browse, and check out the links to our free patterns!  

Click the LIKE button if you like ;)

Easy Waldorf Doll, Crochet, Sewing, Knitting Patterns

Hello, welcome to our Blog! 

About us:
Adirondack Patterns is a collaboration between twin sisters Laura and Julia who's love of sewing and crafting for their children expanded into the creation of a store. Over the past 2 years, Adirondack Patterns has grown to include over 60 patterns and tutorials; including those on cloth diaper sewing, complete instructions on several variations of Waldorf dolls, clothing tutorials, and accessories for little ones and adults alike. All of the patterns and tutorials are very simple to follow and almost all of them have detailed photos for every step of the process. With almost 2 years in business, and almost 1000 sales with fantastic feedback~our business speaks for itself! 

If you are looking for a descriptive, basic, unique, and lovely pattern you have come to the right place!

"Our sole purpose in sharing our tutorials at reasonable prices is to inspire and make it possible for other Mama’s to create handmade goods and toys for their little ones. Because every wee one deserves to have something handmade with love."

Here are some of the patterns we have in our shop.  They are emailed to you within 48 hrs of purchase, and most of them come in PDF format! 

 Click on any of the photos above for a direct link to our shop!