Book Review and Giveaway: Flip Dolls by Laura Wilson



I love books. I love to curl up on the couch and enter another world. I love to browse, learn, and be inspired. This little book looked good from the cover, but I was absolutely delighted to find that each project in Flip Dolls and Other Toys by Laura Wilson held a surprise! Lark Books is letting me give away a copy… so read to the end.


See the bunny? It bounces. See the whale? He eats stuff. The pegasus? The wings come off to make a horse. The robot? He’s an I-spy toy.


And these are all flip toys. Turn one over or inside out to find something else! I’ve already made two projects from this book and I think I’ll be up late Christmas eve making a few more. These clever projects are things you would never find in a store… maybe that’s why I love them so much.

And before you use up lots of paper getting your printer/scanner to enlarge the patterns in the book for you (like I did) … Lark is offering full size versions {here}.

Do you want to see my projects?


First I made Gulp the Whale. He ate my cell phone!


Then he ate some washi tape. Isn’t he cute?


I think his tail is cute too.  Laura calls the difficulty level of this project ‘Moderate,’ but I found it quite a bit easier and faster than most stuffie patterns I’ve made. He is for my 10 year old Carl. Carl took the book off my sewing counter and picked this project out, begging me to make it for him. I can’t wait for him to see it on Christmas morning.


This Mr. Owl…


Turn him kind of like a sock…


and you get Miss Pussycat. They are so adorable! Another project that Laura calls ‘Moderate,’ but it was fairly easy compared to other dolls that I’ve made. There’s no stuffing in this doll, just quilt batting in each ‘character.’ Cadie’s going to love it so much!

And I’m totally recommending this book both because the projects are so cute and because each one has a clever surprise.

If you’re wondering about the author, Laura Wilson is the blogger and designer behind She has an adorable line of patterns and printables in her etsy shop and some cute free tutorials on her blog.  She also tells you more about Flip Dolls and Other Toys {here}.

Now for the giveaway… Lark books is letting me give a copy of this book to one of my sweet readers… so leave a comment below to enter. Tell me how many dolls or plushies you’ve ever made. Be sure that you either provide your email address in the process or leave it in a comment so I can contact you. Giveaway ends Friday December 20th at 10 pm. (Same as my Fabric Fairy giveaway!)

Happy sewing!


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