Sunday, August 21, 2016

new girls

tabitha and autumn

Two new beauties are listed in the shop this evening! Autumn and Tabitha are two new favorites, I've loved working on them so much. I've been giving my girls each a tiny treasure that they can carry in a dress pocket, Tabitha has a little clay bird and Autumn carries a needle felted acorn (with a real acorn cap.) These unique, one of a kind dolls are available in my shop:

xo aimee

Sunday, August 7, 2016

nom customs

now taking NOM custom orders!

Hey NŌM fans! I've got a bit of breathing room between big projects so I'm opening up NŌM custom orders for a limited time. If you've been missing these little guys or want something specific, let me know! I'll take orders for any style NŌM  animal friend or habitat set. You can see what I've made in the past at my flickr set here. 
This is likely the last time I'll be accepting custom orders this year.

Contact me at aimee0ray (@) gmail (.) com and we'll work out your order. 
xo aimee

Thursday, August 4, 2016


new dolls are in the shop! I love creating and styling these girls so much. The green forest fairy is spoken for, but you can adopt a boho beauty or mermaid mama and baby at

xo aimee

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


I'm revisiting the yard stick shelf on my studio wall! I've had this in the last 4 houses we've lived in. It's so ridiculously simple and perfect for displaying tiny things. You can find my good old easy peasy tutorial here to make your own. 

I have a huge collection of tiny things perfect for these little shelves, including Littlest Pet Shop animals, figures I've made (like the owl here), most recently handmade pixies from These Little Treasures (Go check them out, new ones come out every month!) and the little wooden coin from the Spirit Cats card deck by Nicole Piar

What tinies to you collect?
xo aimee

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