Wednesday, July 27, 2016

heidi custom pet portrait doll

I've been doing some custom pet portrait dolls and it's so much fun! I love creating these unique animal dolls based on photos of peoples furry friends. 

monkey custom pet portrait doll

You can find a custom pet portrait listing in my etsy shop, or take a chance at winning a custom doll of your own pet at my Instagram account this week! 

Win a free custom pet portrait doll!

Look for this photo in my stream @aimee_littledear and follow the instructions to win. Good luck!
xo aimee

Sunday, July 24, 2016

new girls

ofelia and elinor

2 new dolls are in my shop this evening, Ofelia and Elinor! I always think the dolls I'm currently working on are my new favorites, but these two really are extra special. I've ventured into dress making now and for these dresses I've used some fabrics I've hand dyed! I tried natural plant/vegetable dyes for the first time this week and I'm in love. You'll definitely be seeing more of them in my coming dolls. 

I always love trying new things so each of these girls has some special new details, including a pair of wings for Ofelia. I hope you'll love them as much as I do. 
Find the new girls today at

xo aimee

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Paper Stitching!

paper stitching kits

I finally found some time to play with my new Paper Stitching kits that were just released by Plaid Crafts! These are so much fun. 
If you've never tried embroidering on paper, this is the perfect way to start. These kits give you everything you need to create a quick, easy and fun craft.

paper stitching kits

Start out by poking holes in the paper with your needle, or a push pin. You'll want to make one about every 1/8-1/4 inch. Focus on corners and spots where lines meet. Then you can just begin stitching Back Stitches just as you would on fabric. You can also check out this cute tutorial on You Tube for some extra tips!

paper stitching kits

You can choose to add embroidered embellishments to just a few spots on the artwork, or outline everything! (words might be quite a challenge, however.) Either way, you'll end up with a super cute card to send to someone special.

paper stitching kits

There's also a gift tag kit! What a perfect addition to an extra special gift.

paper stitching kits

There are three kits in all, available now at Hobby Lobby stores or at Plaid online.

I hope you'll check them out, let me know what you're making!
xo aimee

Saturday, July 16, 2016

more woodland creatures!

woodland creatures sewing pattern set 4 is here!

A new pattern is here! The long awaited sequel to my Woodland Creatures sewing patterns sets 1, 2, and 3. Set 4 includes Bear, Bat, Beaver, Skunk and a cute little leaf.

woodland creatures set 4

Find the PDF instant download today at along with the first three sets, each which includes different, just as cute Woodland Creatures.

xo aimee

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Farm Animals!

Farm animal printables are here!

Howdy, are you ready for Farm Animals? I just finished these cute printables and they're perfect for a Barnyard kids party, nursery decor or card or scrapbook making! You can find the PDF instant download at my shop:

xo aimee

Monday, June 20, 2016

moon sisters

moon sisters

Unicorn girl Star and mermaid girl Silver are in the shop this morning! Don't they just glow?
Bring home a lovely ethereal fantasy doll from

xo aimee

Friday, June 10, 2016

mama bird and mama bear

mama bird and mama bear

Very special mama bear "Ursa" and mama bird "Robin" dolls are in the shop today! If you're looking for a unique keepsake baby shower gift, these would be perfect.
Pick one up today (or contact me for a custom order) at

xo aimee