Resting Comfortably

One of my original dolls came for a visit yesterday. Sharon (for that is what they call her, how sweet is that?) is so well-loved that the back of her head wore through. Seams still good (thank you, triple stitch), but the felt on the back of her head actually wore through. She had been patched by a loving grandma, but the felt around the patch wore out.  Time for something different.

She came to me looking like this:

Loved dolly (c) Sewn in Vermont
That is wool stuffing coming out of the back of her little, well-loved head.

She is now resting comfortably, looking like this:

Instead of trying another patch, I decided to make her a new head. This time, I put a double layer of wool felt at the back of her head, since we know this little girl likes to hold and cuddle her dolly there.

Sharon (dolly Sharon, that is) is now resting comfortably, waiting for her ride. Matty was quite taken when he found her on the porch this morning! He sang a little song while he rocked her. Let’s hope this dolly’s mama is impressed, too!

M rocks dolly (c) Sewn in Vermont

New Items In Stock


Owl Bags in Sunlight, Sewn In Vermont Products©

Owl Bags in Sunlight

I’ve been busy behind my sewing machine these past few weeks working on new creations for spring and summer. I have a variety of tote bags—perfect for market outings, picnics or trips to the beach—along with new, playful dolls and owls. Each item features all-cotton materials with colorful patterns. Take a look at the details in my work. With hand stitched collars and decorative buttons, my child dolls are perfect gifts for the little ones in your family.

Blonde Girl Doll, Sewn in Vermont©

Blonde Doll

Everyone loves owls! My owls come in a variety of colors and sizes. I have some available for sale or shipping right away. Or, I am happy to create a made-to-order stuffed friend or bag just for you.

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Small Owls, Sewn in Vermont©

Small Owls, Front

Small Owls Back, Sewn in Vermont©

Small Owls, Back, in a Variety of Materials

Boy and Girl Dolls, Sewn in Vermont©

Boy Doll and Girl Doll

Three Dolls Together, Sewn in Vermont©

Three Dolls Together

Yellow Haired Doll, Sewn in Vermont©

Yellow Haired Doll with Hand Stitching and Decorative Button


Versatile, Colorful Owl Tote Bags

Versatile, Colorful Owl Tote Bags

Owl Tote Bag, Sewn in Vermont

Versatile Owl Tote Bag

Backing, Tote Bag, Sewn in Vermont©

Backing with Pocket, Tote Bag

Owl Tote Bag, Sewn in Vermont©

Owl Tote Bag with Blues and Greens

Boy Doll, Front, Sewn in Vermont©

Boy Doll, Front

Boy Doll Back, Sewn in Vermont©

Boy Doll Back

Adorable Doll Feet, Sewn in Vermont©

Doll Feet Lined Up

Three Dolls in Sepia, Sewn in Vermont©

Three Dolls with An Old Fashioned Look

Brown Haired Doll Front, Sewn in Vermont

Brown Haired Doll, Front

Brown Haired Doll Back, Sewn in Vermont©

Brown Haired Doll Back

Photos by Dena Testa Bray