teddy bear favs

Even though we have our design for the new Bear Make-Along doll all picked out, Goldilocks was having fun looking through the teddy bear books and picking out her favorites.


(Goldilocks is the Elsa doll in the Make-Along pom pom sweater btw)

Most of these are vintage Steiff bears and some are from Japanese craft books. The Make-Along Bear will be more of a bear doll than a teddy bear so that he can wear all the make-along outfits. But … 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

Pom Pom Sweater for the Make-Along Doll

The new knitting pattern for the Make-Along Pom Pom Sweater is up in the shop now. Phew, that was hard! Huge thanks to my pattern testers Carrie and Yvonne. Yvonne is an excellent tech editor and really helped me with all the details.

This sweater is worth the effort of making all those little bobbles. There is something seriously huggable about a soft cloth doll in a nubby sweater. I’ve made two so far but really want one for all … More

New Elsa doll pattern

new elsa doll sewing pattern

Elsa has a new look this year! I’ve had this pattern in my shop for over 10 years now and she’s definitely a favorite of mine. I remember when I first started designing dolls how I was obsessed with trying to get a nice round shape for a head from a 2D doll and the lightbulb I had when I decided to just make her 3D with a gusset, ha! I wanted a doll that had a few shortcuts … More

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wee wonderfuls doll making bundles

I’m excited to be mixing it up in the shop in the coming weeks. I have a new Elsa pattern to release, new kits with the Elsa pattern in the works, ideas for bundles of already-made dolls + fabric for you to make doll clothes with and a sample sale of dolls that have been keeping me company this past year. Since I’ll be squeezing this all in between holiday merriment with the family I’m going to be just winging … More

Free Pattern: Hooded Cape Pattern & Tutorial

Free Doll Hooded cape sewing patter

This hooded cape is full lined and fits most Wee Wonderfuls dolls, Make-Along Dolls, Make-Along Animals, Kit, Chloe and Louise and would fit but be a little roomy on the new smaller Elsa doll. The pattern pieces can be downloaded here, Hooded Cape Pattern

Step 1: Cut the pieces out of the cape fabric and the lining fabric. My lining is faux shearling and the cape is wool tweed.

Step 2: With right sides together, sew the hood … More