I’m so excited to offer these new hand sewing patterns in time for Christmas, The Scandi Trio. It is a hand sewing pattern for a Christmas Pig, Yule Goat and Tomte. I’d made the little pig years ago and was recently trying to figure out some friends to make for her. Well of course I had Christmas on my mind. And I have so many Scandinavian Christmas decorations including a really cute wooden pig ornament. And I’ve always wanted … More
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
Oh Clara. I love these ballerina dolls so much. They are so pleasing to hold. I always think of how Clara craddles the nutcracker in the ballet. That’s exactly how I want to hold these dolls, like a baby. They have a wonderful weight with the curls and heavy soft lace of the dress, somehow heavy and light at the same time.
Is your Make-Along doll feeling mischevious this season? Use this free pattern to make her own jaunty elf hat complete with ears! Also included, a pointy collar and boots to complete the transformation.
Use fleece or felted wool to make accessories that don’t need finishing and have a little stretch to them so they’ll fit easily.
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
Hi all! So… what’s everyone sewing this holiday?! I have started on a number of projects to bring handmade dolls & patterns to the site and the shop and I’m hoping I’m on the right path but please let me know if there’s something else you’re interested in!
I will have the cardigan and overalls outfit ready for Make-along next week and am hoping to squeeze in one more before Christmas. I was thinking a fancy dress up outfit but … More
I’m almost having guilt that I’ve made no handmade ornaments yet this year. Of course this is not really a problem. My tree is lousy with handmade ornaments. In fact I have so many ornaments all together that there’s only room for about half of them on the tree. Not a great ratio. But I love the handmade ones so much. I remember so clearly making them with the kids, or laboring over them on my own. Getting all manic … More