Someone I met recently online was Hannah Stevenson, the artist behind the storybook paper dolls. Her work was just enchanting to me, as you might expect since she illustrates outfits inspired by girls in literature. What I didn't expect was that she would be such warm and interesting person to chat with as well. Read more about Hannah and her creative inspiration, in which I talk to her about her future plans for the dolls for Handmade News.
Personally, I'd love to see interesting backdrops for the dolls, perhaps in the style of a puppet theater. And other girls I'd love to see? Sara Crewe. Sleeping Beauty. Maybe even Nancy Drew or Betsy Ray or Ramona Quimby or Harriet the Spy. Ooo, or a Somewhat Wicked Girls line! Nellie Oleson, I think someone's calling your name.
Photographs courtesy of Dana Willard and Hannah Stevenson.