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e-Patterns for Dolls

I have added e-Patterns so you will be able to receive your patterns quickly and save the shipping charges. Shipping charges outside the United States are often higher than the cost of a pattern so this will be especially helpful for those outside the United States. The e-Patterns are in a PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to download. Most people have the Adobe Acrobat Reader but if you find that you don’t, it is available free online.

Fanciful Cloth Dolls

I’m excited to announce that my new book Fanciful Cloth Dolls has just been released from C&T Publishing.  There are projects for all skill levels. I included some fun things to try with each project like iron on thread from Kreinik and Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist Paper.

Take a peek at some of the projects.

    

Clara the Housework Fairy                                           The Tooth Fairy

    

Lyle the Elf                                                            Tiny Flower Fairy

                                    

   

The Pincushion Girls: Midge, Leonie, Marigold, Willa

Princess Nola

You can find Princess Nola in my new book “Fanciful Cloth Dolls”.

The tiny frog in her hand tells you what every girl knows . . . . .

You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince!

                     

New Doll Patterns

Four new doll patterns have been added to the pattern page.

Click on the “Patterns” page in the menu on the left to view the patterns.

I hope you find something that inspires you to start a new project!

                   

                                  Ellie                                        Camille and Cody

   

                          Emery                                                       Laney

Pumpkin Harvest

Ida welcomes Fall with her Pumpkin Harvest.

Ida stands 7″ tall with a wheelbarrow made just for her.

I love the Fall! The days are beautiful as everything begins to change around you. I rely on my memories of a time when I lived in the northeast. The New England States experience a wonderful transformation of color. I currently live in the dessert where there are two seasons- very hot and not too hot! I miss the crisp days and the explosion of color!

         

Quilt Sale

Quilt Sale! Take as many as you can carry!

Ellie is up to her nose in quilts!

Ellie is a tiny 9″ tall with red wool hair and painted toes and fingernails.

        

Amelia

Sweet and tiny, Amelia is just 7″ tall. The ruler in the photo helps put the scale of Amelia into perspective. A tiny quilt is tucked into her wagon to make a comfortable ride for her dollies. The wooden wagon was made just for Amelia. Combining my sewing and woodworking skills bring the project to life and tell Amelia’s story.

                           

    

Free Puppies!

I enjoyed creating these teeny tiny characters, Kyle and Max. Kyle stands at 7″ tall on a 4″ by 6″ oval wood base. The puppies are 3″ tall with tiny silver dog bone charms around their necks. I am a wood carver and I haven’t had the time to work on any wood projects lately so making the wagon was the best part for me. The challenge was creating a wagon with wheels that turned and a handle that moves side to side and up and down.

        


More Tiny Rag Dolls

Introducing three new members to the Tiny Rag Doll Collection. Laney, a 10″ rag doll angel, is made to have her legs outstretched in the sitting position. The pattern sample is made with cream and off white batik fabrics. A marbled fabric is used for the body to give an “aged” look to the doll. You can easily change the color pallet to anything you’d like.

Camille and Cody are adorable in their cowboy hats and boots. The cowboy hats are readily available at craft stores. The stick horse is included in the pattern and adds to their charm.

  

                      angel Laney

                    Camille & Cody and their Stick horse

Fabric Pen

If you sew, this is a must have in your tool basket. I have tried many fabric pens and markers. If you are familiar with my patterns then you know I use the trace-sew-cut technique very often. I prefer mechanical pencils with fine lead because they produce a fine line that is easy to sew on. When you are working on dark fabrics a pencil line is difficult to see. Fons & Porter has a mechanical pencil with 0.9mm white pencil lead that is very visible on dark fabrics. It creates that fine line that I love so much and can be removed easily with the eraser or a damp cloth. You have to try this pencil!