I am so happy to be participating in the blog tour for Erin Hentzel’s most recent book, Me & My 18” Doll (C & T Publishing). Be sure to read all the way for a chance to win a copy of the book.
I met Erin a few years ago at Quilt Market. At the time I was designing projects for kids who were learning to sew and teaching kids sewing classes at my local quilt shop. Erin is a kind person and I instantly felt rapport with her due to our mutual love of sewing for and with kids.
A short time later, she asked me to participate in her book tour for her book, Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18” Dolls. I couldn’t wait to participate, and I made an adorable dress for my daughter’s doll, Saige.
A few weeks ago, Erin sent me a message and asked if I would like to participate in this book tour for her latest book. I instantly jumped at the chance. I couldn’t participate alone however, I had to get Lori Baker to join me—she has granddaughters after all!
We were sent an advance copy of the book and we immediately started dreaming of what we would make. There are over 20 projects in the book ranging from clothes, to purses, to quilts. All of the projects have versions for both dolls and kids. It’s simply delightful.
Erin does a great job of making it easy to sew. If you have never made clothing for dolls, don’t worry. It’s easy!
I love that there are quilts in this book! There are patterns for two different quilts, both in doll and child sizes. Aren’t they just so sweet?
What We Are Making?
Lori decided that she would make the Sumer Breeze dress for her granddaughter. Isn’t it absolutely adorable?
I decided that I would make the doll-sized version of the Postage Stamp Patchwork Suitcase. I just love making bags.
My daughter is now almost 16, but when she was 3 years old she got her very first American Girl doll. It brings back such fond memories to be sewing for an 18” doll again! While these dolls are a bit of an investment, what I always loved was how easy it was to renew Cydney’s interest simply by making (or buying) an outfit, preferably with a matching outfit for her, or purchasing a small accessory. Like Legos, the dolls have true staying power in keeping their interest over the years. Her original doll is over a decade old, and got so much love over the years, but she still looks fantastic.
If you want to learn more about sewing for 18” dolls, Erin will be a guest on The Quilting Company Podcast with Lori and me in December. When she is on the podcast, we will reveal our finished projects, so be sure to check it out!
Leave a comment below to be entered for a chance to win an ebook version of Erin’s book! Winner will be chosen at random on November 15th and contacted via email.
For more chances to win, check out these other stops along the tour!
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, Nov. 4
C&T Publishing | https://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Mer*Made9 | https://mermade9.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, Nov. 6
The Red Feedsack | https://theredfeedsack.blogspot.com/
Thursday, Nov. 7
Jane Carroll | http://www.janiecarrolldesigns.com/
Friday, Nov. 8
Terifications | https://terificreations.com/
Monday, Nov. 11
Clothworks | https://clothworkstextiles.wordpress.com/
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Cherry Blossoms Quilting | https://www.cherryblossomsquilting.com/blog/
Wednesday, Nov. 13
The Quilting Company | https://www.quiltingcompany.com/discover-learn/
Thursday, Nov. 14
Avery Lane Sewing | https://averylanesewing.com/the-blog/