Posts Tagged ‘Handmade Toys’

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Doll 2

I worked on stuff over the weekend.  I took the sad bits of cloth that were lying around waiting to be Avery’s counterpart to Chase’s silver Rapunzel and finally finished it.  I like this one.  She’s soft and cuddly she is.  And I gave her brown hair.  Brown and kind of greenish but she’s not that picky… yet.  I drew the face on this time but it looks about as good as the 4-year old created version.  Oh, and I used a Sharpie.  A while back I participated in a craft stash swap and Mindy sent me a pack of fabric pens.  Brilliant!  I love them already!  Thanks to Kim for organizing that, totally fun.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Fair Rapunzel

So, she’s really happy with the way Rapunzel turned out.  I’m happy too though she doesn’t knock my socks off.  Avery wants one too now.  She picked out something nice and soft for the body so hers should be extra cuddly.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

In the Works

Chase has been bugging me to make her a doll for a week or two.  I took out the Martha Stewart Craft Encyclopedia that I have, not surprisingly, never used.  The doll, of course, is a princess.  She wanted her clothes to be silver, for her to have a crown, and a new dress afterward.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The Mermaidens!

And I’m officially done!  I did everything I could to sabotage this project.  Everything.  I started by not reading the instructions.  After reading the instructions I decided not to follow them.  Then I committed a series of sewing sins.  But there they are and, at the end of the day, I decided not to hate them.  They kind of don’t look anything like the picture in the book but the girls will never know that.

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Baby Blocks

I’m happy to report that they’re done!  I’m planning to let her open them on Christmas Eve.  Last year I let Chase open her pyjamas at night but I don’t think I’m going to get to pyjamas this year so I’ll probably let her open her hat.  Or her mermaiden if I get to it.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

A Movin And A Shakin

So she almost never sits down anymore.  There is much standing and much crashing to the floor.  And it seems that she’s moving from standing to cruising in just a matter of days.  It’s really hard to keep up with.  I’m glad that at least most of the crashing is now forwards rather than backwards.  We were pretty tired of seeing her hit the back of her head on stuff but she seems to have found her center when sitting and moved on to bigger and better things. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Baby Doll Cloth Diaper Tutorial

library-8295Part of my plan for Christmas/birthday/new baby season is a new set of gear for C’s baby.  Actually, she has asked for a brand new baby with eyes that close.  That’s part of the plan too.  But this is scrap buster month over as Sew, Mama, Sew which got me thinking.  I made a couple of diapers a while back but nothing too fancy and got to thinking about how to make them better.  As a result, I barely slept last night but I did come up with an idea.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, September 14th, 2009

Make Your Own Lacing Beads

library-7826Beads are a favored activity at our house.  We started with preschool type chunky wooden lacing beads by Melissa and Doug.  They’re great wooden beads that are easy to manipulate but became too easy in short order.  Then we moved on to another Melissa and Doug kit that resulted in a number of pictures of teenie looking rather pathetic.  But after a while, we lost interest in those beads too.  So I started thinking.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Hump Day

library-32282I made this quick little ‘juice box’ for Chase not too long ago.  I got tired of having to drink ‘milk’ everyday so I made some O.J. so at least now I have some options.  I used the same template I used to make the milk carton but even so the new one came out about half the size and not at all the same.  I could have done a much better job and I still might but it will do for now.

I don’t know, I’ve started to develop a real appreciation for slow projects.  Hand-sewing, knitting, stuff like that.  More than that even I’m able to take my time with things in a way that I could never do before.  Spending a lot of time pinning, basting or marking used to be way down my list of things that are fun to do but lately I take a lot of pleasure in doing things and doing things well.   Read the rest of this entry »

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