Curly Heads and Long Legs

hilda cowham illustration

I’ve always loved and been inspired by children’s book illustrators and one of my favorites is Hilda Cowham. Her girls are floppy mops of curls, with the 1920s drop waist dresses & giant bows and are always hanging out with ducks or elves or something equally adorable. I often come back to these drawings and channel them into dolls. The Pixie from my book and this Blackberry Fairy I made for Phoebe come to mind. And now this girl.

handmade doll wee wonderfuls original

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New dolls up in the shop

For those looking for a handmade doll for under the tree this year, I have 3 currently up in my shop. If you’re interested but would like to add a Christmas dress or something extra, just let me know!

Lauren is a Make-Along doll so if you were looking for a doll/pattern combo gift she would be perfect for the young sewist in your life.

Annika is already pretty Christmasy with her red/pink/green color scheme. She is made from … More

make-along dolls in the works

I honestly feel like I spend all my time organizing and planning and devising. I don’t know when I get any work done. All day I’ve been straightening, puttering and plotting for the next couple Make-Along dolls. By the time these are done I’ll have 3 outfit sets for the Make-Along subscription so I think that will be enough to launch that program on its own as well – exciting!!

Miss pink hair here will be in same outfit as … More