Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love
The Wee Wonderfuls aesthetic is an irresistible blend of vintage and modern, homey and hip. The Wee Wonderfuls book features twenty four fabric toys for beginner and advanced stitchers, including: Evelyn Inchworm, a petite wavy worm with eyeglasses and a neckerchief, Margot, a topsy turvy doll with yarn hair and two flippable dress designs, Sleepover Pals, three miniature dolls that fit into their own customized sleeping bag, Little Miss Storybook, a raggedy girl with a Little Red Riding Hood cape and Goldilocks ribbon hair, Ellie, an elephant purse and many more. 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 pigtails 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.