Sewing a Make-Along “Spring it on” dress for Kit-Kat

I love this vintage print, the colors are amazing. I think it was sheets or a pillowcase. I haven’t used any of my vintage fabrics in a while. When I started making toys everything I used was from the thrift store. Since fabric companies finally learned to tap wonderful designers for their prints I’ve been unable to stop myself from shopping and using mostly new prints but it is fun to go back to “my roots”, especially for the very … More

Free Cardigan knitting pattern for Make-Along and Elsa dolls

free doll cardigan knitting pattern

Tiny, cozy sweaters knit for handmade dolls, it doesn’t get much cuter than that! Please enjoy this knitting pattern for a doll cardigan. It is knit in smaller needles with sock yarn to fit Make-Along dolls and bigger needles and DK weight yarn for Elsa. It is a different version than the sweater I replicated from my great grandmother’s pattern which involves a lot of seaming. This one is knit from top down in one piece and sleeves can … More

a woodland elf

handmade elf doll at wee wonderfuls

I tried to jam a bunch of new ideas into this doll. Only a few took. The yarn hair in different V layer cuts… it’s there but it’s not as visually obvious as I was hoping for. I think it’s because the alpaca yarn I used is too smooth, not fuzzy/dense enough to fill in and create clear layers. Using the gorgeous embroidery from a thrifted Indian top to make a quick dress worked pretty well. As her dress stands … More

tiny little saltwaters

making doll shoes from thrifted handbag

A $2 faux leather purse from the thriftstore transformed nicely into a tiny pair of saltwater sandals for the latest Make-Along doll. I just need to make two more pairs in navy for the other girls now. Fun to have scraps of leather-like material on hand. I made a little bow barrette for Phoebe and am thinking the doll may need a little handbag as well.… More