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.
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 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
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?