Monday, November 04, 2013

Louise, a Wee Wonderful doll...


I just love Hillary Lang's Wee Wonderfuls dollies and patterns and embroideries.  Miss Hillary is such a beautiful creator of all things childlike and full of wonder.  That is why I decided to try my hand at making one of her dolls.  This one is from her pattern:  Kit, Chloe, and Louise -- three doll ideas in one.  I chose Louise although I didn't quite make her hair the same as the pattern.  I wanted my dolly to have reddish-golden, curly hair, and I wanted the small hands that receive her to be able to put Louise's hair in ponytails or clippies or leave it wild & frizzy.  I made Louise out of the fabrics in my stash.  The only purchase I made was the yarn for her hair.


It was a fun project, but a little bit fussy for me.  I guess dolly projects aren't the kind that happen over night.  I must say, the pattern instructions were clear and easy to follow.  Now that I have made one, I think I could make another dolly in less time since I've learned by my mistakes and successes what to do and not to do.

If you have a notion to do some sewing or embroidering before Christmas, you will find lots of lovely patterns in Hillary's shop.  I've made the Seasons Stichettes, and I'm fond of a freebie, Elf Stitchette.  I hope you find inspiration at Wee Wonderfuls like I have.  Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. What a cute little girl! Thanks for the links and the tips - you are motivating me to blog-chronicle the "birth" of the dolly I made in the summer. I'm looking forward to more doll work (if and) when we get some rainy wintery days here.

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  2. Oh she's so cute! Well done! I'm sure the little one who is going to receive her will be thrilled Jody! :) xxx

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  3. Darling Doll, Pom. The intended recipient will love it because it was made with love!!!

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  4. Oh, how precious are these dolls! I wish I could sew.....
    just toooooooooo cute!!!
    Corinne

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  5. Darling! Excellent doll-making, Jody!
    Thank you for your prayers for Bill. He is doing well. He already took a short walk and is very strong. Yay!

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  6. She's adorable Jody -- and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that wavy hair!!!

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  7. She is so pretty. I need to get off my duff and get busy. :)

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  8. Honestly Jody, I just love that little dolly. There is nothing more precious than made by your hands. If you hand't said it was so fussy I'd try and set out to do one each for the girls for Christmas - they just love playing 'babies.' The two year old will wrap up a sippy cup or anything pretending it's a babe. Ah -- FUSSY PROJECTS! :) I guess that is what makes them extra special.

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  9. Oh goodness, Jody, she is absolutely precious! Her hair is the best and she is a busy girl with all that reading and helping in the kitchen. :)

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  10. Louise is lovely! Some little girl is going to be very happy!

    xofrances

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  11. You have blogged about this book before, and I bought it just on your recommendation. I have yet to make something from it; but after seeing this post, I want to get started.

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  12. Oh my gosh, who does not love wee wonderful You doll is soo sweet and will be very well loved. As all homemade dolly's should be!! Clarice

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  13. She's fabulous, Jody! Well done! I know Gretchen Joanna at "Gladsome Lights" also makes dollies. I do love her red, crinkly hair -- perfect! She's so happy looking.

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