About Laura

Hi!  I'm Laura Wilson. I'm a pattern designer, baker, and homeschooling mother, frequently nightsewing.

We Wilsons are newly living in our little home in the woods in rural TN.  We're do-it-yourself-ers, and especially love sewing, baking, gardening, building, homeschooling, and sustainable living. Find our patterns and recipes here (along with a few disasters).  I like to figure things out as I go, John likes to plan ahead. Either way, we like to get our hands dirty.

I am the author and illustrator of Flip Dolls and Other Toys that Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab and Go, published in the Fall of 2013 with Lark Crafts. It's full of interactive toys made of clever materials with fun illustrations. Check it out:
"Why make an ordinary stuffed toy when you can sew irresistible creations that flip, zip, snap, stack, and move? Filled with wit, humor, and inventiveness, these delightful interactive playthings sometimes literally turn your expectations inside out. Page after page of clever projects include a caterpillar that changes into a butterfly, a vampire who becomes a bat, and ordinary dolls that transform into superheroes! Or stitch a pretty bird that perches on your shoulder, bunnies that bounce, a car with spinning wheels, and other amazing toys."
Go here for answers to some frequently asked questions about the blog and my patterns, here for free lance design work, and here for my blog about Orthodox education.  Thanks for joining me here in this happy crafty space.  I love hearing from you!