On the 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 8 Maids-a-Milking. Now I love my milk as much as the next gal, but…




Back by popular demand, for all of you traditionalists out there, here is the perfect quilt for you. This version of the quilt is made to look as closely as we could to the original quilt that we fell in love with in the first place [shown below].

It is a classic house quilt with a modern vibe! I love how all things old are new again!








This is the original inspiration that we just had to reproduce into something that we could all add into our collections!





We just can't get enough of the beautiful notions from the lovely folks at Merchant & Mills in England. This luxurious needle wallet is no different!



Perfect as a classic gift for yourself or another, this leather needle wallet is just a bit of beautiful luxury in our hurried, fast-paced life. As Merchant & Mills described it, "The leather, called Rusty Blaze is only sourced from happy English cows whilst the tanning and construction processes are carried out locally and by hand. Embossed on both the front and inside. Dimensions: 90mm x 80mm [app. 3" x 3 1/2"]. This beautifully made needle wallet includes Baby Bow Scissors at no extra cost."


Each leather wallet comes with a little leather pocket, 2 pinked wool "pages", a set of 25 of Merchant & Mills' Finest Needles (various sizes) and a pair of Baby Bow Scissors. I can't wait to add mine to my notions sewing box!






We can't seem to get enough of these little guys… We kind of want to put charms on everything from notions bags to purse zippers to cell phone covers!





Each charm fob comes with the little decorative bead and the little black leash. It is a litlte package of cuteness, ready to accessorize whatever needs a little "bling".



Today's special 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DEAL… our lovely FIG TREE NAIL POLISH is 40% off with any 12 DAYS purchase today!



CLICK HERE for more info on today's goodies.

Happy shopping,

Joanna and Eric




* The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and lasts for 12 days [usually with a Sunday off here or there].  


* Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer and/or home dec goodie will be advertised- on some days several of each! Each day a special offer will be made as well.  


* Each special offer will become available on that one day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Most of the items offered will sell out on that day, some will last a few days. Please believe us that some items will sell out crazy fast and some will last all day based on popularity and stock. Although we try and have and anticipate the demand, we are often surprised by your enthusiasm!! IF THE ITEM CAN NO LONGER BE FOUND THROUGH THE LINK, THAT MEANS IT HAS SOLD OUT!


* We never know which ones will sell out the fastest! If we are able to get more in stock of any popular product, we will try but we can't guarantee that anything that sells out will come back in stock. If they can, it will not be a part of the sale but something that we offer after Christmas for a separate January delivery. 


* For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, YOU NEED TO BUY-A-BOX. THIS IS NEW AND DIFFERENT THIS YEAR!! The box is an actual product available on our homepage.  You only need to purchase it once either before the sale starts or on the first day that you purchase a 12DAYS item- but you need to purchase it as an actual product once. Then for all the remaining purchases you make, you will simply choose the "I BOUGHT  A BOX" option in the shipping directions during the checkout process. If you buy more products than fit in the box…. WE WILL PAY FOR THE REMAINING SHIPPING!! If you do not fill up that amount by the end of the sale, we will let you know how much of a credit you have and you can choose patterns for the difference [we will only charge a partial price on the patterns so you will get a deal]. There is no way to lose in this exchange!!  


• For international customers, we will calculate actual international shipping at the time of shipping and add what is necessary. We never charge anything other than actual international shipping through USPS.




 If you do not BUY-A-BOX, your items will not be accumulated but will be shipped to you each day that you purchase them.  We know that some of you love that feeling of getting something in the mail each and every day and look forward to the "presents" arriving to you every mail day!

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  1. Lorraine Isaac | 6th Dec 14

    Is there any way to get more of the leather needle cases, I would really like one, I have been following faithfully but always seem to be late, you items must be flying off the shelves, may be you can tell me where I can buy one same with the snips offered earliers in the week, thanks Lorraine

  2. Joanna | 6th Dec 14


    The wallet is imported from England. We would be happy to offer them again in January. Would you be interested then or only now for Christmas? The snips come in an assortment and we will not be getting them again. They are available through quilt stores as far as I know but I do not have a source for you.


  3. Karen | 7th Dec 14


    This sale has been nothing but an exercise in frustration for me. I have been checking the website within an hour of receiving each day’s email, but most, or all of the items are gone already. What time does the sale start?? I can’t find this info anywhere on your website. If you are selling out in less than an hour EVERY DAY, then I think there should be more items available! It doesn’t seem fair otherwise.

    I wanted the snips and the needle wallet, too, as well as some other things. So far, I feeling nothing but a little sour on the whole “sale.”

  4. Trudy Bauman | 7th Dec 14

    I’m confused about this sale along with your other faithful followers. Today’s Christmas Day was a repeat of yesterday’s and, of course, none of the items are available. I too would have loved one of the leather needle wallets but they were long gone by the time I got my email. It has become an exercise in frustration……..

  5. Anne Manly | 7th Dec 14

    Add me to the list of your followers who would love to add the leather needle wallet to the stockings of three of my friends. I’ll wait until January and stick an IOU in their stockings if I know you’ll have them available. Same with the tape measure fobs also – these are special items perfect for our stocking exchange. Thannks for finding the best goodies!

  6. Lorraine Isaac | 7th Dec 14

    I can wait till January for the needle case, thanks

  7. Joanna | 7th Dec 14

    As described in our blog posts, we do not do the sale on Sundays so there are no products.


  8. Joanna | 7th Dec 14

    Almost all of the items have been available for 1/2 the day or more each and every day so I am a bit confused by the frustration. I have a feeling you are getting your emails late or the next day. There is no sale today. We take Sundays off as we talked about on our blog. We also noted that if you are subscribing to our blog feed through some kind of an aggregate program, you are most likely going to receive the blog posts a day too late because that is how those programs work. The only way to get the info immediately is to either subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on instagram. Those are the only ways we can communicate with you in real and actual time. We send other forms as well – including facebook, twitter and blog subscriptions- but those are hit and miss depending on your settings and the programs themselves. Unfortunately we have no control over those. We did let everyone know all of this in the beginning to help people prepare and be ready. I am so sorry that you didnt catch that info. We will offer the leather wallets again in January and you will be more than welcome to get some then. Like other customers have already suggested, you can always give a picture and an IOU for a friend if you would like.  We will send out info on those wallets through our newsletter as well.  Please let us know if you have any more questions. Merry Christmas, Joanna

  9. Joanna | 7th Dec 14

    Great. We will send out a newsletter after the 12 days sale is done and will take pre-orders on these and have them shipped in January for anyone who missed out and who would like one for themselves or as gifts. As someone suggested, friends can always receive a picture and an IOU.

    Thanks so much,


  10. Joanna | 7th Dec 14

    We have increased stock on as many products as possible by double or even sometimes triple. WE just don’t have the facility or man power to do more. Sorry about that. The products are definitley not selling out in 1/2 hr. so you are for sure getting your info late. The sale starts anywhere from 5-8 am in the morning PST. We vary it to give different parts of the country a better chance on different days.

    As for the wallet, we will send out a newsletter after the 12 days sale is done and will take pre-orders on the wallets and have them shipped in January for anyone who missed out and who would like one for themselves or as gifts. As someone suggested, friends can always receive a picture and an IOU.

    Thanks so much,


  11. Joanna | 7th Dec 14

    Check back with us on Mon or Tuesday as we will make sure that we can get them, but we are currently planning on getting more wallets for a January delivery.


  12. Karen | 7th Dec 14


    Yes, apparently I am receiving the emails after the start of the sale. Now that I know what time the sale starts, I can check the website on time to get something before it sells out (or at least have a chance of doing so).

    Regarding the needle wallets…what price were they?

    Thank you!

  13. Joanna | 7th Dec 14

    They were $43.60. Would you like to placed on the special order list?


  14. Lorraine Isaac | 7th Dec 14

    Thank you for doing that for us die-hards I was just going to ask if we can have more than one, we are so addicted to notions, lol, Lorraine

  15. Lorraine Isaac | 7th Dec 14

    You can put me on the list if you have one started for 2, thanks

  16. Joanna | 7th Dec 14


  17. Karen | 9th Dec 14

    I just received yesterday’s specials today! …and of course all sold out. It seems the last 2 or 3 announcements are not arriving until that afternoon of the next day. Thus the cause for frustration. I went to the website the last 3 days and all sold out. I bought a box and really wanted the house quilt kit. Oh well.

  18. Joanna | 9th Dec 14

    Let me try to explain again… only the newsletter comes exactly on time, in the morning on the day scheduled. That is why at the beginning of the sale, we explained that only the newsletter and INSTAGRAM come immediately and right when we intend them to. If you are signed up for other alerts or for a subscription to the blog through email or any other email aggregate program, those often come the next day and at random times. You cannot rely on those for the updates. We have no control over when those come since they are a third party program and not regulated by us in any way. Same is true of Facebook. Facebook determines which posts you see and which ones you dont unless you change your settings to receive all the mail from a particular person.

    The emails that come straight from us, our newsletter, comes when it has been scheduled to come and it comes to everyone at the same time. The other forms of communication are normally fine but not fine when you have a time sensitive sale such as this one. If you are getting something the next day, that is most likely your email subscription to the blog and has nothing to do with our newsletter that comes through a program called CONSTANT CONTACT.

    Hopefully this helps explain the mysterious emails the following day….

    Merry Christmas,


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