About Me & FAQ

Hi, welcome to the blog. My name is Hillary Lang and I live in Chicagoland with son Oscar, daughter Phoebe and husband Tim. I love to design and create dolls and toys, quilts and ‘etc’. I started this weblog as a way to stay motivated and connect with the amazing online crafting community I’d stumbled upon. I’ve since started selling handmade toys and original patterns, and have contributed to craft books and magazines (press list coming soon). It’s … More

I know what I’m doing tomorrow!

Felt holiday ornament kits from alicia arrived today! I’m feeling a pleasant pre-holiday buzz these days. Not to be all type A on you but I did just get back from driving all over tarnation to Gymboree shops gathering up this year’s matching pajamas and I might already have ordered the Christmas outfits and bought the advent calendars (they were right at the check out counter!). That’s it for the crazy. Although I do actually need to get started on … More

doll quilt

Well this turned out better than I expected. Oscar wouldn’t give up the work table while we were working in the craft room so I had to cut this out in my lap while sitting at the sewing machine. I love the non-fussiness of doll quilts. Embrace the wonky!

the floral fabric is from a thrifted bedspread, the big green dot from superbuzzy and the little green dot from somewhere, hobby lobby maybe? quilt is 19" x 21"

I’m heeding … More

five idiosyncrasies

Should be five reasonable excuses for why I cannot for the life of me spell that word. Anyway, thanks Kelly for tagging me. I put Tim to the task of coming up with these because I, of course, think I’m perfectly normal. Actually we both worked on the list together and had a really difficult time. We could think of plenty of pet peeves, phobias, character flaws, but few idiosyncrasies. Here’s what I came up with.

1. I cannot throw … More