I am simply ecstatic over these amazing dolls that I had asked Annie Reichmann of Bird and Little Bird to make for us. I've long admired her creations and soon after I received Nature Walk, I knew (hoped) this would be a match made in heaven. You can read her own account on her blog.
I cannot say enough about these endearing creatures. First, they came in a box with little blue polka dot stickers all over the labels which made me smile. When I opened her up, I literally exclaimed "Oh my gosh, how AMAZING are THESE?! My mom was there and she, too was as impressed as I was. They are really, really dense and heavier than you might think. Annie tells me that there's a "stunning amount of stuffing" in them. Yes, I believe her. They are so exquisitely made and so precious. Certainly an heirloom.
Look for them at Quilt Market if you're going!
Annie also has an e-magazine called Alphabet Glue - "a quarterly downloadable magazine for families who love books! Filled with activities, printables, projects and plenty of inspiration, Alphabet Glue was created in hopes of helping more families to incorporate creativity, imagination and all things literary into their everyday routines.". There's things in here for both my 3 year old and my 9 year old. It's sweet and thoughtful and I highly recommend it.