Wednesday, December 24, 2014


“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”

- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Merry Christmas! 

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you in the new year!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I LOVE NOSEY and HAPPY DAYS for Tiny Betsy and Friends on Etsy

While there are several 8" dolls on the market today, the charm of Tonner's Tiny Betsy McCall has always beckoned me. She is so nostalgic, taking me back to childhood and to the days of eagerly awaiting the arrival of my mother’s issue of McCall’s magazine. Those Betsy paper doll cut-outs were irresistible and may very well be the reason for my love of magazines to this day.

Two months ago I became a first time grandmother to a beautiful little girl, Florence Grace, and I am looking forward to the day when I can present her with her own Tiny Betsy McCall doll - complete with  OOAK outfits, of course J

Great North Woods Design
Great North Woods Design on Etsy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AUTUMN IN CHELSEY for Cami, Antoinette and similar dolls on Etsy

I really enjoy sewing for my favourite 16” Tonner girls – Cami and Antoinette. They may share the same body sculpt but, by no means, the same personality. I love their versatility and they seem to be my go-to-models when I feel like creating something with a modern flair, be it street fashion or something a bit more elegant. I do realize that there are quite a few 16” fashion dolls on the market, so in my Etsy listing I have included a Tonner measurement guide so you can compare if you own another type of doll.