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!