Anouk, originally uploaded by Hillary Lang.

I’ve finished another beribboned doll today. I know I was kicking around the idea of putting these dolls in the shop but I don’t think I can do it. They’re just too much work. I still want to have some actual toys for sale though. Back to the drawing board I guess.

In other shop news, have you seen it? Tim redesigned the shop and launched it this weekend and I think it’s just swell! Also it’s fully stocked, all the season stitchettes are back in stock, the turtle is back and the new bunny patterncard is up and ready to go. Just in time for a total meltdown of the US economy.. happy shopping 😉

36 thoughts on “Anouk

  1. Kristena says:

    I love seeing all the cuteness laid out so neatly in your shop! Tell Tim he did a fantastic job!
    Anouk is beautiful. I understand what you mean about not being able to sell her though. I spent a lot of time on some little dolls to sell locally and realized that I couldn’t sell them for what they were worth. Thus, I didn’t try to sell them at all. Hm.
    Anyway, I love Anouk. A lot.

  2. Kate says:

    She’s just lovely! and my daughter’s name is Anouk so it was a nice surprise to check your blog and see a post titled ‘Anouk’ with such a sweet doll! Especially as my Anouk has just gone down for her afternoon nap and I’m doing some sewing 😉

  3. Steph says:

    As much as I would love to buy a doll like Anouk I think it would also be incredibly hard to actually sell her to someone so I don’t blame you for keeping her.

  4. lucykate crafts... says:

    i’ve just been reading the news about what is going on for you over there, if it’s any consolation, it’s pretty much the same here in the uk, financial meltdown! from my experience though, and i say this after working for a needlecraft kit manufacturer for 11 years (coats), in times when the economy is struggling, the hobby market does tend to thrive a little. i suppose as a result of families struggling financially and not going out much, look for things to do at home to take their mind of the stresses of daily life.
    am off to check out the website update, not seen it yet.

  5. Mary Gondola says:

    Oooh, the new shop looks lovely! I think I need to treat myself to the bunny patterncard! They are just so cute!
    Your beribboned doll is adorable. Sad that you won’t be putting them in the shop, but I can definitely understand why. Still, they are gorgeous!

  6. Rhonda says:

    The new shop is fantastic. The economy does stink but the positive effect is that economic studies show people are moving to spend what money we have left on craft and art instead of mass produced items from corporate america. I think even our children would rather have Kit or Chloe to love rather than an American girl doll or a Barbie. This is the best time to take the handmade pledge and save main street.

  7. Wendy says:

    Love the doll and the shop, but I wanted to let you know I had a problem viewing all the information when I clicked on the Kit, Chloe and Louise doll pattern. As their page comes up, information to the left and right was cut off. I gave it a second try and the same thing happened. Perhaps it’s just my computer, but I thought you’d want to know.

  8. jam says:

    Love Anouk. I’m going to start stashing ribbon in the hopes that you’ll put a pattern out one of these days. The new shop design is great.

  9. susaninfrance says:

    I really like these ribbon girls–will you share good sources for those thick beautiful ribbons? Your new shop is great. I’ve ordered the Kit kit. You think I can make one into a boy for my son–I’m thinking short hair and just do boy clothes? I’m going to use one of the stitchettes for inspiration. One of them looks like my son-the boy with the flower pot and the cat. Then I need to do two girls for Christmas presents for my girls. I’m so slow but hope this will be enough time if I start now!

  10. Jill T says:

    What a sweet gal! So I got a comment on my humble sewing blog from a “Hillary” and if it’s not you then ignore this! It was a question asking if you could post a picture of the Lucy doll I made (from the kit, chloe and loise) pattern. The answer is of course! I would be so flattered. And if it wasn’t you that commented… well, I still love my doll! Thanks for the great pattern.

  11. WesternWilson says:

    I love these dolls, and would encourage you to write patterns and info and put them in the store! Your applique…is it fused and then edge-stitched, or is it turned as well? In any case, these dolls are inventive, original and totally charming!

  12. Evelyn says:

    I would love to see the back of these
    cutties! And where are you getting
    all of your great inspiration from???
    LOVE THESE!!!!!

  13. hillary says:

    Thanks everyone for the shop love and the nice comments on Anouk! Here are some specific answers for y’all….
    evelyn: you can’t swing a dead cat around here without knocking into something folky. inspiration everywhere! that cat thing, that’s a saying right?
    WesternWilson: no plans for patterns for these. too fiddly.
    Rhonda: right on!
    Lisa: youch, sorry.

  14. ginny says:

    Hilary love your ribbon dolls.Very clever idea.I was thinking that you should do some dolls like the ones you have printed before and add embroidery to them and sew them up.Also would love it if you made the dolls as panels for sale for others to make up.

  15. kelly says:

    I am behind in my blog-reading, so I am late to comment on this. I just saw this doll and said, “WOW!” right out loud.
    She’s fabulous! Love her! As always, thank you for sharing.

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