Crafty (& Handy)

Wee Girl

I haven’t been feeling well lately and I’ve been confined to the house. As cabin fever was really setting in, I decided to do something crafty. Brandon’s been teasing me because it is on the whimsical side, which I usually hate.

Wee Girl

The whimsy factor gets worse too. This project was based on a chidrens’ craft project… for making flower fairies. You’re supposed to make little wire bodies and then take apart fake flowers to make the clothing. I instead chose embroidery thread, felt, and fabric to make mine.

Little Wire Bodies

The Body for my Wee Girl

I actually made two heads (wooden beads, paint, and more embroidery thread) because I didn’t like the way the first one turned out. Too smug.

A Head for my Wee Girl

I gave her a little paper flower to hold, glued her head on, and she was finished.

Wee Girl

She’s just under 3″ tall, so my Wee Girl is indeed very wee.

What do you think? I’m afraid Brandon’s right. I’ve gone whimsical, haven’t I?

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    Home accessories lover
    September 15, 2008 at 4:13 am

    Wow, this girl is so ellegant and cute! Nice one:)

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    September 15, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I love her! I actually have a girl that is a pin that I have saved from when I was a little girl, and I was showing it to my daughter the other day. I was wondering about how I might go about making another. Now I know how! Thanks!

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    September 20, 2008 at 9:35 am

    She reminds me of Kenley from Project Runway.

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    November 24, 2008 at 11:42 am

    It’s so cute! Thanks for sharing and greetings from Germany!

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    November 24, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing, it’s adorable and just a little bit whimsical… ;)

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    November 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Just the loveliest wee girl ever!

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    November 24, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    She’s just goregous!!

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    November 24, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I love her. For some reason she is crying out for me to make for a couple of old friends.

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    Love Laurie
    November 24, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    I love it! No surprise though because everything I make has a bit of whimsy to it. Thans for the tutorial. Very sweet!!

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    November 26, 2008 at 12:36 am

    sew, mama, sew! had a link to this project. my 8 yo made a little wee girl today. she’s liking it enough to make more for her cousin’s christmas gift. thank you for posting your idea!

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    Erika Chapin
    November 30, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you so much for showing this along with your process. I have spent all weekend making similar ones for my daughters Christmas tree and for my friends. Congratulations in advance on having a baby girl. Girls are so much fun!

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    November 30, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I found your blog through a websearch for handcrafted dolls and I knew that my dd and I would have to try this one. I showed her the pictures (she’s 9) and she fell in love with your little lady doll! So today, we spent the afternoon crafting up a few of our own. She, too, wanted to make them to give as Christmas gifts to her girl cousins. Thank you for sharing!

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    January 1, 2009 at 6:58 am

    I noticed that you have become a “follower” of my blog so have taken the time to have a look at one of yours. This wee doll is adorable and well worth the time and effort you took to create her.

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    January 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    that is absolutely gorgeous! i just found your site and i love it! erm, there’s nothing wrong with whimsical *looks down pensively and twiddles thumbs*

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    January 23, 2009 at 8:45 am

    This wee girl is awesome! My daughter is away at college and she always doodles on notes by drawing stick people and I always joke with her about that. This is a three-dimensional stick girl and I’m going to make her some so she doesn’t get lonely in her dorm. Any idea what gauge wire you used for this or the bead size for the head–or are you encouraging us to just wing it? Whichever way, I’m so happy I found your site. I appreciate your imagination and creativity.

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    February 1, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Aww… so cute! Are those scissors in the head picture? They are beautiful! Where on earth did you get them?

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    March 27, 2009 at 4:31 am

    Muchas gracias, tu muñeca esta preciosa y me guarde el paso a paso, te felicito, saludos desde Argentina

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    April 15, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    such a sweet doll
    thanks for the tute

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    May 21, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Your doll is marvelous!! i try to make it, but i found trouble glueing the hair and the head….

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    July 9, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Love it. I have been trying to work out how to do those wrapped arms – thanks for sharing! I second the request to know what gauge wire you used.

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    August 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Please carry on being whimsy, I have just found your website while looking for things to do with dolly pegs, my husband wishes i hadnt, as i have now been on her looking at all the things you have made for nearly 4hours. You truelly are a domestic goodess. Can i adopt you as my mum? i’m 32 hahahaha. Natalie from England.x

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    January 6, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Very nice and lovely…:) I have a question, what kind of paint have you used to draw the face? to paint on wood…

    Many kisses! (from spain!)

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    February 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    beautiful! i really want to make this can you post instructions please? from where you get the supplies to putting the wee doll together??

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    Unusual Home Accessories Princess
    May 13, 2010 at 3:22 am

    That is just SO cute! I’d love to make one myself!

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    August 25, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    She is so cute!

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    September 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    She is very lovely! Love the flower in her hand.


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    December 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I have been looking for something like this. Lakeshore sells similar dolls for $5 a doll, which can get pricey when you want a whole family or two.

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    Rose Marie
    June 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Oh My , This doll are beautiful! Me encanta , la pinee en pinturest ‘, te felicito , eres muy creativa!!! Rose M .

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    December 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I would love to buy this cute little wee girls for my daugthers for this christmas…I went on Esty to see if you had a shop my girls love them and so do I very cute and adorable!!!

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    September 22, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Your doll is marvelous!! i’ll try to make it

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    June 18, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Adorable (but OHHHH, the tedium of threadwrapping—UGH)!

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