I've been following Hillary Lang's blog Wee Wonderfuls for a few years now and was so excited when I came across her book at the library. I must admit I have renewed it the maximum times allowed and now it is overdue. I will probably just end up buying it. The projects in it are too cute.
Two of my little nieces have birthdays coming soon. The one who is turning four requested a handmade doll "with yarn hair". I thought I would sew some wee wonderful dolls for them. I love Hillary's patchwork and folkster dolls. So I took bits and pieces of dolls from her book to create something similar. The body and a little dress are finished but now I'm stuck on the face and hair. Embroidering the face is very intimidating. I almost want to leave it blank. And still not sure what to do with the hair. I want it long and loose so the girls can play with it. Not sure whether to just sew yarn along the hairline and part or all over the head. I remember growing up with dolls with yarn hair that end up looking kinda bald. Any suggestions?