Welcome to Dorothy Tully's colorful world!

Children's Book by artist author illustrator Dorothy Tully: Mountain Fairies and the Deer in the Clouds, colorful fairies harvest gems while boy looks on from a cloud

I write children's books, too!

As an author and illustrator, I love bringing my drawings and characters to life to tell a story. I write about fairies and animals in uplifting stories that are fun, often silly, and full of wonder and whimsy!

I self-publish on Amazon, so please visit my Amazon author page to purchase my books!

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Dorothy Tully, artist, author illustrator of children's books, sewist of handmade shop Dorybird, enjoys eclairs in a cafe with her daughter

Dorybird is Dorothy Tully's Art and Sewing!

Hi, I'm Dorothy Tully, an artist + author + sewist + mama in Rhode Island, USA! Dorybird is home to ALL of my creative passions: my illustration art prints, original works, AND ready-to-ship handmade bags, quilts, cotton baby+children's clothing! I've got children's books and a few pdf sewing patterns, too . . . just for fun! ;) Everything here is made by me!

About Me

Charitable Donations

A portion of Dorybird proceeds benefit UNICEF, helping children around the world!

Fine Art Prints!

Dorothy's Original Art Illustration Prints

Fun and fanciful fine art prints from original hand-drawn illustrations and paintings,... 

Handmade Quilts and Bags!

Handmade Quilts, Blankets, Loveys

I love making puffy-soft and colorful quilts! I work in many sizes... 

Handmade Bags and Totes

Handmade sewing goodness for your little one (and you)! Bags and other... 

Handmade Baby and Kids Clothes!

ALL the Handmade Clothes!

Your child's entire wardrobe is here! Soft, stretchy knit cotton tops, bottoms, pants,... 

Tops and Shirts

Soft, stretchy knit cotton tops in so many bright colors and combos!... 

Dresses

So fun, so pretty, so awesome! Soft cotton knit dresses are durable,... 

Dorybird Chickadee Cloth Diaper Pattern Tutorial, 4 sizes Newborn Small Medium Large from baby to toddler

PDF Sewing Pattern Tutorials

Try my original design: the Chickadee Cloth Diaper pattern!

Coming next: a patchwork children's apron! ;)

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Tales of Toasty and Snowy, children's book about owl friends by artist author illustrator Dorothy Tully of Dorybird Handmade

Children's Books

Shop My Books!

Books available on my Amazon Author Page

  • family photo from Dorybird, handmade baby and childrens clothes, baby quilts, art illustration prints, children's books by Dorothy Tully

    Thank You!

    Thank you for supporting independent artists and small businesses! Your support means so much to my little family. I'm so grateful (and excited every day!) that I can continue bringing my creative ideas to life, and I hope my work brings you and your family joy!

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  • child in handmade Dorybird toddler top, sewn from durable cotton knit with rainbows and unicorns by Dorothy Tully

    Cute, Bright Clothes for Cute, Bright Kids!

    I know: you want the cutest, softest, comfiest, most durable and unique kids' clothes you can find! Whether for your own little one or as an unforgettable handmade gift, you are in the right place. I make each Dorybird piece for YOU with as much care and creativity as I do for my own kids and family/friends. Because of course!

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  • Dorothy Tully, artist, children's book author and illustrator, drew this B&W pen self portrait for Dorybird Handmade

    Art Prints and Books, too!

    I love to draw and have a background in fine arts (a BFA in Design to be precise)! Take a look at my fun and fanciful fine art prints to decorate your child's room, your special space, or give as a gift!

    Be inspired! Surround yourself with art and feel happier. :)

    I write and illustrate children's books, too!

    My children's books