I have a new pattern out today. He's a classic nursery rhyme character come to life in a fun-to-sew doll. Meet my friend, Humpty Dumpty!
I planted the seed for this pattern six years ago when I made a small, jointed Humpty Dumpty doll out of quilting cotton for a show at our local library. Although I made four dozen other toys for that show, Humpty was the star. I set him up on bricks in the display case at the entrance to the children's room and it was so great standing there watching the kids notice him as they walked in.
Me in 2007 at the Wellesley Public Library. See Humpty there on the right?
In 2010 a movie producer in California bought a Humpty Dumpty from me to use as a prop in a Hollywood film.
And then, when Craftsy.com got off the ground a few years ago, I created a workshop based on that original Humpty Dumpty pattern for them. Craftsy phased out their workshops last year (they still have lots of great online classes, though) and Humpty has been on my mind since then.
Today I'm excited to release a brand new version of Humpty Dumpty. This one is much bigger and is sewn from fleece. He's huggable, machine washable, and designed to really be played with. Knock him down, why don't you? He won't crack, I promise.
While I was researching historical Humpty Dumpties I came across several paper doll versions and thought it might be fun to create my own. When you purchase this pattern you get a free printable paper doll to color and assemble.
My 7-year-old colored this guy. If you make Humpty as a gift you can print out a copy of the paper doll, too, as a little extra, maybe for a big brother or big sister to make.
Thank you so much and happy sewing!