Hi there! I’m Eleanor. I live on a beach in northern Chicago, IL with my husband Nick, our daughter Faye, and two lazy tabby cats. I make dolls and soft toys for my handmade business, Lakeside Needleworks, and I am currently working on some home sewing patterns which I am hoping to have available in 2017. When I’m not making toys I am a devoted knitter, sewer, picture taker, coffee drinker, shell finder and Netflix watcher.

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