a new year

Back to work! The kids went back to work on Monday which was also my birthday and that was a great present, just getting back to a normal routine and starting to dig into some new projects. I spent the first half of the day writing out a bunch of ideas and plans in my bullet journal (I’m using that term very loosely – more just like a book of lists)

So the first thing on my list for 2020 … More

Free Doll Pajamas Pattern for the Make-Along Club

It’s that time of year when getting cozy in a pair of festive pajamas is a top priority. These pajamas are worth the extra effort to get them just right. They would make a perfect holiday present for your Make-Along doll. Made with or without piping they turn out super cute.

Download the pattern pieces here and follow along below for instructions. You will need 26″ x 20″ of cotton fabric, 9″ of 1/8″ elastic, three 3/8″ buttons and either … More

Make-Along Dolls Sewing Pattern

The Make-Along Dolls Sewing Pattern got a refresh just in time for the Holiday Pattern Sale. It’s the same Make-Along Doll pattern but with some extras. Now instead of just the apron dress she comes with a few extra outfits to get you started.

Including 4 pairs of shoes! Mary Janes, moccasins, sneakers and boots.

Also included are more variations on the basic hairstyle. Including info on how to do bobbed hair, straight bangs and short boy hair.

With boy … More

Butternut Bear

Our newest addition to the Make-Along family is a teddy bear doll. Phoebe named her Butternut and I think it fits perfectly. Made up in faux fur I think she has a great classic teddybear look. She could be made in wool or even cotton fabric as well, just nothing stretchy so she keeps her shape.

She has the same body as the Make-Along dolls so she can wear the same clothes, although her legs are shorter so her pants … More

Fox Girl: a Make-Along Animal & Doll Hybrid

In anticipation of the fox make-along pattern that is coming to the shop tomorrow, a hybrid doll I made a while ago.

My make-along gal was happy wandering through the woods but something was missing.  In her heart she truly wanted to be a fox I guess. So she got fox ears and a tail sewn on. If you didn’t want a permanent transformation the tail could go on the butt of the overalls and the ears on a headband.… More

FREE: Felt Acorn Backpack for the Make-Along Doll

Send your Make-Along doll out on a nature walk with this cute wool felt acorn backpack to store all their treasures. Click here to download PDF of pattern and the directions are below.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
• 8″ x 8″ green wool felt for nut
• 4″ x 4″ brown wool felt for shell
• 14″ of 1/2″ wide ribbon for stem and straps
• embroidery floss in green, brown and gold

TO MAKE: The Acorn Backpack is a handsewing project … More