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 doll design idea number one, a folky pillow doll with towering hair. \ (•◡•) /

new wee wonderfuls doll design

I love this gal! This is my first shot at her and I have some tinkering to do and then some fun ideas for variations that are so super cute… in my head. Hopefully they’ll be work in real life. I love this flat pillow type doll. She’s stuffed super firm so she’s not about bending limbs. I love this type of doll for … More

wee wonderfuls soft toys patterns

Yesterday I posted on Instagram about how I want to add a bunch of patterns to my shop this year, for all types of soft toys (this is in addition to the Make-Along doll series). I had been waiting for my book to go out of print so that the rights to the patterns would revert back to me and I could offer them in the shop for myself. I’m realizing that is not going to happen any time soon … More

Happy New Year!

Make-along animals

Looking back through my 2016 photos to set the mood for my next pattern subscription, Make-along Animals! I have 2 more patterns for the first Make-along subscription to finish and then it’s on to animals in outfits, which has always been a favorite of mine. The bodies will be the same size so the clothes will fit both!… More

last minute gift idea

wee wonderfuls make-along doll sewing pattern subscription
We’re on pattern number 10 of 12 of the Make-Along subscription, which is a nice stack of patterns. If you have a printer you can print the PDFs out on card stock to make a lovely gift for the crafty person on your list. And then as a fun bonus to the gift they’ll get two more patterns emailed to them.👏 If you’re buying as a gift just leave a note on the order and I’ll put the recipient’s name … More