Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some awesome homemade playdough. Makes a fun gift given with an apron. After scouring the internet, and finding tons of recipes for the stuff, inclunding the one I've used for the past few years- I decided to make my own version. Turned out great!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rubber stamp carving is so much fun! Even if you forget to reverse the letters and have to do a whole new one! Even with my error, I still have 4 more erasers to use to make stamps, but can't think of what images I'd like to do. I really like this craft though, I may try other carving crafts.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tried out some different inks for making tags. Some were great, some not so great. Tags are a must for little girls trying to figure out where the back of a piece of clothing is. I'm glad I was able to make more diaper size tags too- ran out of mediums recently.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another child sized apron from the unfinished bin. Just a few aprons left!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New lampshade. I may even decopage the lamp base. Some little girl took the last lamp because it was so much cuter than this plain white one with plain white shade. The purple fabric is hand-dyed- I LOVE it! The strips in between are scraps left from a recent wristlet I made as a gift.

Friday, September 25, 2009

2 more bibs. I started with a stack of 30 cut out. They are my go-to project when I have just 2 minutes to spare. I cannot figure out how to get my scanned pdf file to post on the blog. I'd love help.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This may just look like a square of flannel with some ribbons sticking out of it. But, you should hear it! Really, I used some inner packaging clear wrapper stuff, cut it, pinned it and sewed it. Crinkly! Crunchy! Washable!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I made these 2 little birdies. They are stuffed nice and firm. I wasn't really sure what could be done with them, but the babe demonstrated how to soak their heads in drool.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I've been wanting to make this 3" square pincushion for a while. Free pattern from Heather Bailey. It is not so oddly-shaped in real life. The button in the center is a sweet ceramic, handpainted treasure. A dear friend gifted me with several old ceramic buttons last year, and I always hesitate to use them. They are so pretty!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The girls have started taking a cake decorating class. Not bad for a first class!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

This little buddy is made from the free knotted doll pattern. He is made with army green velour so he's snuggly soft! I was a bit worried about the head, but it was not that difficult at all. Soft and snuggly for lots of cuddles!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fleece ball with ribbon tabs. I did not use a pattern for this so I was very surprised when it came out round! Inside is stuffed with a ton of squishy stuffing and way inside is a film canister with seed beads inside. Fun rattle ball! The babe loves it. Here it is pictured with a baby foot for size comparison.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another skirt. She picked the fabrics.
Another easy little girl skirt. My hope is that paired with some plain colored shirts these won't make for punky brewster type outfits.

Monday, September 7, 2009

I'm not the only one creating around here. This iron was needed to play house the other day. Some crafty kids got out some foamie sheets and masking tape. Viola!

Friday, September 4, 2009

This poor doll has been sitting around unfinished for a long time. As I was working on another doll-type project, a little girl insisted on finishing this first. It still doesn't have hair, but is already well-loved.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This skirt was once a very large shirt. I just love the embroidery detail along the hem and didn't want to toss the shirt even though it was ruined around the neckline. It is a perfect fit for a skinny kid. I used foldover elastic at the waist and sewed the line of buttons closed-except at the bottom.