Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #98

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #98

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #97

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #97

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Jeans for Dolls and a Wrap

Finally finished the next project on my list, doll clothes.  Yes, I know, more doll clothes.

Cute jeans and wrap top for a doll.

It’s officially been a year since I got Usagi (a ball jointed doll), so I decided to make her a special outfit.

Cute new doll outfit.  Jeans, wrap top, and a necklace.

I made a wrap style top, a simple necklace and a pair of jeans.

Jeans for a doll.

The jeans were a challenge.  Pants in general are a challenge for me and I had to draft the pattern for these as well as figure out how to sew them.  It was all for the best, they came out well and I even created a printable pattern for them.

I posted a full tutorial for jeans for MSD sized ball jointed dolls on my doll blog.  Feel free to check it out if you have a doll this size or know someone who does.

Cute wrap top for a doll.

The top was actually inspired by this tutorial for a cute doll dress.  Of course that one was designed for a different type and size of doll, so I had to draft my own pattern.  If you wish you can download it here on my doll blog

Simple beaded necklace for a doll.

The necklace is made from tiny beads I got from SAS (see A Quick and Pink Craft Haul).  I just strung them and used a regular clasp and crimp beads.  Super quick and easy.

Cute jeans and wrap top for a doll.

All together is makes for a super cute and stylish little doll outfit.

Here’s the updated list:

Four down, just one more to go.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #96

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #96

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #95

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #95

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

More Pink for Baby

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So much for getting my next project up in a timely matter.  I finished this one right on time, but it only took me about a week and a half to post it.  Grrr.

Anyway, some more friends are expecting a baby, this time it’s a little girl!  So more baby stuff.  And because I couldn’t resist, it’s all pink!

Pink pillow case dress for baby.

First up is the baby dress.  It’s a pillow case style dress.  I already knew how to make it because I’ve made similar tops (including this doll version with a tutorial), but I found this tutorial for baby dresses extremely useful.  It gives you measurements to use based on the age of the baby or toddler.  Useful when you don’t have a kid to measure.

It’s trimmed with eyelet lace at the bottom, and I used some cute pink grosgrain ribbon for the ties.  All I had to do was hang it on a cute pink hanger and it was ready to go.

Decorating children's hangers.

Speaking of hangers, I bought a pack of pink children’s hangers for a dollar.  I thought that since this was a baby girl who will definitely receive lots of cute dresses from friends and family, the parents will need hangers.  They will need to store it all somehow.

Add a bow to make cute hangers.

And why not make them cute too?  Simply adding a nice ribbon bow to the top does the job.

Add a bow to make cute hangers.

And now we have a full set of cute girly hangers ready for use.  I think I might need to do this to my own hangers too.

Pretty baby headbands using tights.

To go along with the dress, and possibly all the other ones in her wardrobe, I made these cute baby head bands.  The one on the left has a eyelet lace rossette (tutorial!) accented with a pink bow made from the same ribbon as my baby dress and hangers.

The one on the right has a ribbon rose made with some ribbon left over from my Easter dress.

Pretty baby head bands using tights.

The unique part is what they are attached to, a loop cut from tights.  I got the idea from this tutorial for baby headbands.  It’s stretches enough to fit baby or even mommy’s head, but its soft and gentle.

Cute plush bunny for baby.

The final piece is this stuff bunny, because toys are mandatory.  I call it the potato bunny because the shape of the body without legs reminds me of a potato.  Strange? Yes. Cute? Definitely.

Cute baby bunny plushie.

The face is just a wee little nose made of felt and two faux pearls for eyes.  Don’t worry, I took extra measures to make them secure and baby safe.  It would take a strong force to pry these eyes off.

A simple bow makes it cute.

To finish it off, I tied on a ribbon bow.  Yep, it’s the same ribbon from the other pieces.  All the baby presents are finished.  And all that’s left is to wait for the baby to be born.

Here’s the updated list:

Three down, two more to go.  And they both will be almost as cute as the baby stuff.  Look forward to it!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #94

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #94

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #93

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #93

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pink Lace for Easter

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Well, a few days after Easter and I’m finally getting around to posting this. 

It’s my Easter dress!

Pink all over lace dress for Easter.

I used that over all lace fabric I bought as SAS (see A Quick and Pink Craft Haul).  I wanted something pink and floral this year and while thinking about that I got the idea to use lace.

Ribbon roses on neckline of an Easter dress.

I made little roses from ribbon to decorate the neckline.  It took a while because not only did I have to make each one by hand, but I also had to re-learn how to do it.  It’s been a while since I last made them. 

Funny thing is that the last time I made ribbon roses was also for an Easter dress (see Time for Some Catching Up).  Actually a lot of the design for this dress was inspired by that dress.

I added little faux pearl beads to the center of each rose for an added touch.

Ribbon at the waist on a pretty pink dress.

I used a wide ribbon the same color as the roses as a sash around the waist.

Short sleeves on a pretty pink dress.

The “sleeves” are made solely from the lace, so they have a sheer appearance.  I originally wanted to make a section on the front of the bodice with just the lace, but I thought that might be a tad too revealing.  Not to mention too complicated and time consuming to complete in such a short time frame.

Ribbon and lace on a pink dress.

Instead of hemming the edge of the lace of the skirt, I added ribbon to finish it.  It helps to balance out the top.  It wasn’t exactly the easiest thing I’ve ever sewn.  Those who sew lace and netting a lot would understand.  And I think I would recommend using clips instead of sewing pins.  The pins mostly got in my way and snag the ribbon.

Now for the accessories, because why make a pretty dress without completing the outfit?

Beautiful flower head band for Easter.

I made a pretty headband using the pink and white flowers I bought from SAS.  I actually had to make it twice.  The first time it looked pretty, but I realized it didn’t look as pretty on my head which is necessary for a “head” band.  So I took it apart and put it back together again.

Simple and pretty pearl necklace.

I also made a necklace of faux glass pearls to help tie in the headband and stuff.  I bought these pearls ages ago at Joann.  Makes for a simple yet pretty necklace that I can wear with just about anything, super plus.

Pretty pink purse to match a pretty dress.

Since I bought a ton of fabric, I whipped up a matching purse too.  It’s simple little bag with a flap, similar to several I’ve done before.  The flap closes with Velcro.  I normally use snaps, but I was lazy this time.  It’s so much faster to use Velcro, at least when you use a sewing machine.  I made a larger ribbon rose to finish the bag.

Ribbon rose shoe clips to match a pink Easter dress.

Speaking of larger ribbon roses, I made a pair of them to make the final accessory, shoe clips.  Because my cute white shoes needed a little something to tie them in with the rest of the outfit.  I made them just like the shoe clips I made last year (see Lace Rosette Shoe Clips with a Twist and Tutorial).  A simple and cute way to finish off a pretty pink outfit.

Here’s the updated list:

  • Dress
  • Accessories
  • Jeans
  • Baby
  • Little dress

Two down, three more to go.  I’m running late with the next two, but I should have them up soon.  Look forward to it.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #92

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #92

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

A Quick and Pink Craft Haul

To prepare to tackle some of the projects on my current craft list, I needed to make a quick trip to the craft store. 

Specially to SAS, mainly because I noticed they were having a clearance sale.  :) I was just going to buy some lace and some basic sewing items.

A very pink craft shopping haul.

But I came back with all of this.

Pink allover lace fabric.

This beautiful allover lace knit material, $2 less per yard.  It is perfect for one particular project.

Lots of pink ribbon.

To go with the lace, I bought ribbon in two different widths and thread.  Don’t worry, they don’t look it in the photos, but the colors match nicely.

Pretty roses and other fabric flowers.

I also got some matching roses and some bunches of white flowers just because.

Cute and cheap faux pearl beads.

I found some baggies of small faux pearls for 99 cents, in white and pink.  Great for embellishing clothing and for doll pieces.

Pink fold over elastic.  Good for hair ties.

And they had fold over elastic for 75 cents a yard.  Yep, the same elastic used for those hair ties that sell in stores for about $3 for a pack of 6 ties.

Pretty pink floral print fabric.

In addition to the lace, I bought this pink floral print simply because it was cute and half price.  Thank you clearance sale.

Tiny snaps, good for doll clothes.

I made sure to pick up a pack of tiny snaps.  With all the dolls clothes I’ve been making, I keep on running out of snaps.

A very pink craft shopping haul.

And I grabbed some glue gun sticks.  They sell large one for about 15 cents each.

I think I did pretty well this trip about not buying a ton of extra stuff, but who knows what will happen next time.  For now I just need to get cracking on my next craft project.  Look forward to it!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #91

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #90

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Up to Forty

Craft Project List #40Almost immediately after finishing my last craft list, here’s another one for a good reason too.  I’m got a time deadline.  So here it is:

Craft Project List #40

  • Dress
  • Accessories
  • Jeans
  • Baby
  • Little dress

Most of it needs to be completed in less than two weeks!!  Better get cracking.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #90

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #90

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Felt Coats for Dolls, for Winter?

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The final project on my craft list is another doll clothes craft.  Yay! Doll clothes!

Three cute little doll coats made of craft felt.

I made three doll coats using craft felt.  I know, it’s March, but it’s still a little chilly at night here.  Also, if I didn’t make them now I may never get down to it.

Anyway, I made one for one of my larger ball jointed dolls and two for each of my smaller dolls (you can see their reaction on the doll blog).

Cute little doll coats made of craft felt.

The pattern for them is based on the one for the doll sweaters I made before (see From Socks to Doll Sweaters), just with some added pockets and collars.  Plus, they are slightly larger because felt doesn’t stretch like socks.  I used tiny faux pearls as “buttons” on the front and back of each coat.

Cute little doll coats made of craft felt.

To personalize each one, I decorated the tiny pockets.  For this one, I made tiny bows from felt.

Cute little doll coats made of craft felt.

And on this one, I added some scraps of lace to the pockets.

Cute little doll coats made of craft felt.

They look so adorable in their tiny dolly coats. :)

Cute little doll coats made of craft felt.

My larger doll looks cute too.

Cute little doll coats made of craft felt.

Her coat is decorated with little hearts cut from scraps of the felt.  Adds an adorable touch to it.  I’m thinking of making her a matching hat with hearts too.  Maybe next time.

Here’s the updated list:

Five down and out, and just in time too.  Time to start on the next list.  It will be up really soon. :)

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