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You're Invited: Crafting a Meaningful Home Party in San Francisco

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Wee Wonderfuls Giveaway: Tell Us About Your Favorite Doll and Win a Free STC Craft Book

While looking through Wee Wonderfuls, it's impossible not to think about the dolls we treasured as children. In fact, just recently, Melanie and I were reminiscing about our personal favorites.

Shown above is my stuffed bear, Smokey, who I've had nearly my whole life. Below is Melanie's old-fashioned girl, a gift given to her by her grandmother when she was about 5 years old. While I took Smokey on many adventures--vacations, camping, sleepovers--Melanie says that she kept her doll close to home, sometimes playing with her pretty dress and bonnet and the lacy petticoat and bloomers underneath.

Did you have a special doll when you were a child? Tell us about your doll in the Comments section below. On October 25, 2010, at noon EST, we will choose 3 people at random to receive the STC Craft book of his or her choice. Check out the choices here and here. Meanwhile, we hope Wee Wonderfuls inspires you to make dolls to be treasured by the wee ones in your life. 


Hillary Lang's Wee Wonderfuls Blog Tour Begins Today

Here it is: the itinerary for the Wee Wonderfuls blog tour, which starts today over at Angry Chicken. Stay tuned for news about a special giveaway. In the meantime, if you'd like to see a sampling of projects from Wee Wonderfuls, click here; a WW video here; a few inside pages here.  

September 27: Angry Chicken  Interview

September 30: My Paper Crane  Review/Image Gallery

October 1: True Up  Review/Vintage Fabric Giveaway

October 4: Ohdeedoh  Review/Q + A

October 6: Inchmark  A Peek Inside Vintage Books

October 8: House on Hill Road  A Wee Wonderfuls Project/Q + A

October 13:  Cathy of California  Drawing Inspiration from Vintage Toys

October 14: Handmade News and The Happy Honeybee Blog  Artisan Spotlight

October 15: SEWN  Review/Q + A

October 19: Betz White  Review

October 20: Cute Everything  Review

October 22: Sew, Mama, Sew!  Giving Gifts the Wee Wonderfuls Way

October 25: The STC Craft blog Tour finale

November 9: *Bonus!* Etsy "The Storque" blog How-Tuesday

Coming Soon: ReadyMade "Make Nice" blog  Make Your Own Mermaiden


The Wee Wonderfuls Cover -- Behind the Scenes

For the cover of Wee Wonderfuls by Hillary Lang, we faced an overabundance of sweetness.

 We had Patchwork Penny at her sewing machine.


Our lovely model with (left to right) Little Miss Storybook, Wes, the Baby Giraffe, Ellie Bag, Katie Kitty, and I Heart You.


And the irrsistible Evelyn Inchworm.


Ultimately, our cover committee chose this group shot of Eddie, Margot, Pixie, Mermaiden, and Little Miss Storybook. What do you think? Which cover do you like best?

To see a gallery of images that made it into the inside of Wee Wonderfuls, click here.


A Sweet Mermaiden Pattern Giveaway from Wee Wonderfuls Book


Meet Hillary Lang's sweet Mermaiden from her new book Wee Wonderfuls. We hope you'll give this quick project a try. To download the instructions, click here. Once you've made her or any of the other 23 projects from Wee Wonderfuls, post photos here.