Tap, tap, tap…hello, my maker, will you please bring me to the world? That’s how my wooly children begin their journey to “life” in my studio. Sometimes I’m not listening carefully and it takes me a while and a few starts and stops to consider and listen more carefully. Franklin was so kind and sweet in helping me understand him and I am grateful. We are very happy to share that he is in the studio and ready to find his new home!

Franklin is a 16 inch Waldorf Doll made from Light and Heavy weight Laib Yala doll making jersey in the shade 4323. His head in made with a firm center ball, covered with wool batting, stockinette and a double layer of lightweight jersey fabric. His limbs are rolled and stuffed firmly with Canadian wool stuffing, as are his legs. His tummy is stuffed medium firm. His body is covered with heavyweight jersey. Franklin’s hair is DollyMo WOOLY Mohair yarn, crocheted into a cap and lightly brushed with a wire doll brush. His face is embroidered with DMC cotton floss and his cheeks are blushed with Stockmar beeswax crayon in No.1.

I had lots of fun sewing and knitting for dear little Franklin. I started with Birch Organic knit fabric for his boxers, tee shirt and socks. We are beginning to welcome autumn in southeast Michigan so it is officially corduroy weather! Franklin is wearing grassy green, baby wale knickerbockers and for extra cozy hugs, he has on a beautiful Malabrigo sweater in the “Indiecita” color way. Just when I thought that we were finished with his clothing, he asked for a hat and I had to agree that it was a delightful idea! His polka dot beanie cap is made with Birch Organic knit fabric, as well. I hope that you love him as much as I do!

If you would like to give dear little Franklin a home, he can be found here:

Thank you so much for reading about this sweet little wooly child! Have a delightful day, friends!

Love and wooly hugs,


Inspiring Emma

Little Emma was tugging at my heart and smiling in my dreams to ask me to bring her and her “big kid” friends into being. She wanted a home and a family to love her and playful doll friends. Emma was a delight to spend my late spring days with and we had lots of fun together. We decided on a pretty pink Liberty of London cotton lawn for her pinafore dress over Birch organic knit under garments. She wished for a warm and cuddly hand knit sweater and her wish was granted with this Manos Del Uruguay super soft, ultra fine merino wool and several hours of knitting. Crocheted Malabrigo Worsted Merino shoes keep her toesies warm. We were quite pleased with everything and she was ready for her photo shoot. What a fun afternoon we had snapping photos together!

Dear little Emma found her home and is most certainly having lots of fun with her new family. Thank you so much for reading about this sweet girl!

Have a delightful day, friends!

Love and wooly hugs,


Little Wooly Ones

Hello dear friends! Whew, it’s been a while! The leaves are changing, falling and it is getting chilly, perfect for sweaters and hot cider. Oh, how I love you October! I hope that you are enjoying the changes in your corner of the world, as well.

Lately, my thoughts have been drifting toward smaller dolls for younger children and these little 10 inch cuties are the result of my mind wanderings. They are the perfect friends for children who may not be quite ready for a dress up doll but would love a wooly child that has legs, rather than a bunting. I’m having such fun stitching them and although they are similar, each one is really one of a kind and has their own little presence. You can find them in my shop now and I’ll be adding more in the weeks to come. I hope that you love them as much as I do! Have a terrific weekend everyone!

Love and wooly hugs,

Shawn and the little ones