Monday, March 7, 2016

MacKenzie, you can call him Max.

MacKenzie is a little boy with a seriously sweet side.  If you ask him what he will be when he grows up he will say he's going to be a Nurse or maybe Doctor because he likes taking care of people.  Max loves Star Wars, watch out, if you get him started he may never stop talking about it!
Max is over 23" tall.  He is made out of all natural materials and hand sewn in my home studio. 
He is stuffed with wool and his hair is natural Wensleydale locks.  Max is made with a brown skin tone.  His features are embroidered with cotton floss and he cheeks are blushed with beeswax crayon.
Max comes with a shirt and jeans that were made by me out of upcycled materials, his cranky cloud undies were made out of cotton knit fabric.

Max is available now in my Etsy shop

Sunday, December 6, 2015


The best part about being a doll maker is the never ending element of surprise.  These little guys came out of nowhere!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Napling Dragon Coloring Sheet

The pattern is coming!  The Naptown Boys Napling Dragon pattern is almost completed.  I am currently editing new photos and fumbling through a new software program.  I know I've been saying it's almost finished, what I meant by that is... the pattern is finished and written but the perfectionist in me will re-do it multiple times until it's perfect.
The old software that I was suffering through, Apache OpenOffice, was reformatting the texts and photos.  It would also export the pdf files with missing pages or text and randomly pile all of the photos in the document into one big jumble.  I am now working with Microsoft Word and it is a great program and very easy to work with, but it is taking time to re-write the 50 page document.
The original photos were taken with Dragon's made of wool interlock, a pricey but amazing material that I absolutely love.  I am now recommending cotton velour as an alternative material choice.  I have used the cotton velour on Naplets and Nappers and have seen a very beautiful butterfly Napling made by a Naptown Boys Sewing Club member with Velour.  I have also retested the pattern with cotton velour, as it is a fabric that is more easily accessible in multiple colors.  YAY!  That's great news, except, I have an entirely new batch of photos to edit and insert into the pattern.
So, I keep promising that it is almost ready.  At times I was in the final edit so I was in my optimism telling the truth.  Realistically it is still almost ready, and starting over isn't all that bad.  I learn something new each draft and I will be offering you the very best version possible.

While you are anxiously waiting the pattern please work on your design sheet.  It's time to color your dragons!  You can print the coloring sheet by downloading it from Google Docs here.

Please share the pictures of your colored Dragons, I would love to see them!  You can post them here or on the Naptown Boys Facebook page.

happy doll making!  Nikki

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Napling Buttefly Pattern is available now!

The Napling Butterfly Pattern is available now!

The pattern includes a 51 page book full of step-by-step photographs.  The printable pattern pages are in the very back, including a coloring sheet and detailed a diagram for embroidering the wings.

When you purchase the pattern be sure to join the Naptown Sewing Club on facebook so you can share your progress and trouble shoot any complications you may have.
I look forward to seeing all of the Napling Butterflies you create!
Please feel free to sell your Butterflies!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Giveaway and a big, huge announcement!

Next week I will be releasing my Napling Butterfly Pattern!  I have been working really hard getting this ready for you guys and I'm so excited that it's finished I want to celebrate with a big GIVEAWAY!  


Visit Rafflecopter and follow all of the directions for multiple ways to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One of the ways to get 5 extra entries is by coloring a butterfly!  Download the PDF here -> Napling Butterfly coloring sheet and then snap a picture of  the butterfly colored the way you would make yours, or let your kids color it, either way works!

This giveaway goes until July 3rd at midnight!  The winners will be announced on Saturday along with the pattern release.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kimimela a Napling Butterfly

Kimimela dreams of becoming an Anthropologist one day. She wants to study the tribes of the past and thinks we could learn a thing or two from how they lived. She doesn't go anywhere without her travel journal. She uses it to take notes on her friends and family for practice. 
She is just about 11" tall and made of wool interlock and cotton interlock. She is stuffed with wool and her face and wings are embroidered with cotton floss. She comes with a white and gold dress, a headband, a tribal printed poncho and a leather travel journal. 
Kimimela is $300 and will be available tomorrow night at 8pm est in my etsy shop.