Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love
Wee Wonderfuls is the modern sewers guide to creating cute, lovable fabric toys for children and children at heart, all from Hillary Lang, the creative force behind the Wee Wonderfuls brand of dolls and embroidery patterns, sold mostly online. The Wee Wonderfuls aesthetic is an irresistible blend of vintage and modern, homey and hip. The Wee Wonderfuls book features approximately twenty-five fabric toys for beginner and advanced stitchers, including: -Evelyn Inchworm, a petite wavy worm with eyeglasses and a kerchief -Margot, a topsy turvy doll with yarn hair and two flippable dress designs -Sleepover Pals, three minature dolls that fit into their own customised sleeping bag -Little Miss Storybook, a raggedy girl with a Little Red Riding Hood cape and Golidlocks ribbon hair -Ellie, an elephant purse -Koji, a spiked dinosaur -Wee Town Trolley, a huggable felt locomotive Each toy in this book is distinctly different: some are floppy, others poseable, some are made by machine, others by hand. Some require applique, others embroidery or quilting. Among the dolls, many have changeable outfits and the hairstyles range from braids to buns.
Hillary Lang is the creator of the blog Wee Wonderfuls, which currently averages 150,000 visitors a month, as well as an online shop through which she sells doll and embroidery patterns. She has contributed to numerous books, including Last-Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts (STC) and Softies (Chronicle) and also wholesales her patterns to retailers. Her work has been featured in the magazines Bust, Adorn and Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, and on online sites like Daily Candy Chicago and Craftzine.com.