About


Hi! I'm Aimee, thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love anything crafty or creative, and also being outside, fantasy and scifi, dreams, weird humor, vegan food and toys. I'm married to my best friend Josh and we have two little kidlets that keep me busy most of the time. We live in NW Arkansas, though I'll always be a midwestern Illinois girl at heart.


little dear began as a place for me to create and share my creations with the world.



I have loved making things for as long as I can remember. When I was 6, my grandma introduced me to hand embroidery, bringing little samplers for me to stitch when she came to visit. As I grew, I would regularly scavenge my mom's craft supply closet, and armed with a glue gun, I would create toys from my imagination that I played with as much as any toy store purchase.



To this day, one of my favorite things is to dream up a sewing project and find a way to bring it to life. Since I started little dear 10 years ago, it has grown and developed as my work grows! Here you will find my original embroidery and craft patterns, fun printables for banners or scrapbooking, and my one of a kind art creations, including embroidered dolls and dreamcatchers.



I love creating craft projects for you to make and my goal is to equip you with the inspiration and patterns you need to stitch something unique and wonderful. Whether you're looking for something extra special to sew as a gift or just something fun and relaxing to make for your own enjoyment, I've got plenty of patterns to choose from. I hope you'll discover something you feel was created especially for you, and that you'll enjoy the process of making it as much as the end result.

You can find my patterns in my Doodle Stitching books and in my little dear etsy shop 
(and lots of free patterns and tutorials right here on my blog!)


Feel free to contact me if you have questions about my work, 
or if you'd like to discuss a project!

aimee0ray (at) gmail (dot) com

♥ aimee

PS, want to know more? Here's a fun interview with me at Bugs and Fishes! 


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