First off, I'm working on new toy patterns! It's been awhile since I've been so inspired. My husband claims he hasn't seen me this excited about a project in well over a year. I only have sketches right now, but the ideas are clear. And cute! Now it's time to start drafting and sewing...and redrafting and sewing. I actually like this part.
I'd love to be able to offer these patterns as PDFs in the future. Hopefully, in the coming months. Stay tuned!
Until then, I thought I'd occasionally post a few of the book projects that I typically receive emails about. I've had several inquiries asking whether the doll pattern I use for my larger dolls is in the book. The answer is YES.
I made three dolls for the book using this pattern, shown up above. Meet Sadie, Mae, and Elsie.
Sadie was named after and made for my oldest niece. My niece doesn't want or need a doll at her age...but I wanted her to have one to pass along to her own daughter or niece or Granddaughter someday. (I gave her the doll last month in a storage box so she can stash it away until then). I used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in "Tan" for Sadie's body and Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky Yarn in Cafe Au Lait for her hair. One skein is more than enough for those ponytails!
Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions. I got behind there for a few weeks, while our family dealt with the flu/winter colds. Hopefully, we're done for the season. I'll catch up soon on the emails. I'm happy to help. Thanks to all of you who have sent such kind words :).