I couldn't wait to get my hands on Hillary Lang's new Wee Wonderfuls book. Hillary makes gorgeous toys and I've long admired her work. Every single project is totally adorable, but the first one I was inspired to tackle were these little dollies, The Sleepover Pals. I think I would've absolutely loved these as a little girl, all complete with a sleeping bag for three to nestle them in, and portable when you roll them up and tie it with the attached ribbon. I thought Lucia was still just a bit too young for these still, but I let her play with them for awhile last night and she loved tucking them in, patting their heads and saying "night, night". I then had to remain calm as she started chewing on their hair and throwing them around the room. After all, a tattered and worn toy is a loved toy.
I can't really give a review of the book since I've only made this one pattern, but the directions were clear and simple. They were very fun to make, but there is some embroidery and hand sewing involved, areas I need practice in anyways. The hair is felted wool and and all the printed fabrics are from Lecien's Flower Sugar and Minny Muu lines.
I'm pretty sure I am going to be busy with this book making dollies for awhile, because every little girl should have a room of hand-made dolls, right? (Even if secretly that little girl is ME!)
Happy Monday and be sure to check back in this week for my blog-aversary giveaway!