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And the Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Wee Wonderfuls blog tour and free book giveaway contest! We were overjoyed by your comments and loved reading through each and every one. You may be interested to know that 245 of those who commented by the deadline had a favorite doll when they were growing up, while 118 had a treasured stuffed animal. Whether you were a doll or teddy bear kind of kid, it's heartening to hear how many of you still have (and love) your childhood pals. And though many readers loved their Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbies, there were just as many stories about handmade Raggedy Anns and dollies with yarn hair made by Grandma. Thanks again for sharing--we loved strolling down memory lane with you.

Winners of the free book giveaway have been selected and are being notified via email. Good luck!


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

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Click here to see photos from the event.


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

So, did you have a special doll when you were a child? Tell us his or her name (and something about the doll if you like) in the Comments section below. On October 25 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.

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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.