Thursday, December 22, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The little one hasn't seen it yet, but she has a good imagination and I think she will have fun with this. I did look for a little plastic sink and stove combination instead, but they took up too much room, and I wanted there to be space for the little one and her friends to play.
The burners were put on with permanent marker, by the way. I cut some cardstock the size I wanted and then traced around it. Then I folded the square in half to use as a guide to draw the lines inside the burner, leaving space in the middle.
This was made to stay in the play house and be weather proof.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
I had to improvise a stove. This is a little hinged craft box on its side, and I painted the silver square and "knobs", and the burners are silver buttons glued on with gorilla glue.
I also had to improvise the couch. I found a half circle plastic container and cut it down for the frame. I intended to have a pattern for this, but had to alter it and change it so much as I went that a pattern would never have worked. You could also make a couch without an inside frame and just stuff it well to make the shape.
I did the floors from individual stick on squares I found at a hardware store for about 69 cents each. I used tin shears to cut them to size,but I did lay down newspaper first to make a pattern for that.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
I cut this out material exactly in half, sewed it up and blogged this in the time it takes to watch one Doc McStuffins episode.
My mistake; Not taking into account that this is a one-way material, so one pillow case's open end is on the "wrong side" , but now you will be warned and can prevent that.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
My 2 year old granddaughter loves PJ Masks, so I decided to make her a cape and a "mask". The mask fits on the forehead, not over her eyes, because I want her to be able to see. :) I didn't know how to do a pattern for the cape, but it is out of one yard of fabric and I made a closure with a strap across the front and velcro. This is just the pattern for the little girl in PJ Masks, Owlette.
To make the mask, cut the 2 pieces (double material for each) and sew the half circle first to have it ready, then sew the other part of the mask and set the half circle behind it as you sew and, and sew it on. I used a blanket embroidery stitch to do this around the edges. Measure the child's head and cut elastic, then sew it on the edges.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I made this felt makeup to help my 2 year old granddaughter through the chicken pox. She loved it. I let her pick from patterned felt and sewed sew-on "gems" to the tops to add a little sparkle. The makeup case was bought from a second hand store for a dollar and was brand new, still with the tags on. I bought new $1 brushes from WalMart. I did blanket stitch across the folds to make the "cases" close. The little one has had a lot of fun with it and it can be stored with her "beauty salon" that is in her room. I might add that this makeup case has a mirror inside the lid, but you could sew silver fabric in the compacts to simulate a mirror if you wanted, or buy a safe mirror at the Dollar store.