Friday, December 30, 2011

Wooden Peg Dolls

When I saw this idea for Princess dolls on a blog I knew I wanted to make some for my girls and nieces.
It was a lot of work, I'm not going to lie, but it was so fun to watch these little wooden figures come to life. 

Here is my princess set:
 Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Belle, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty

Here is the back view:

I also made a set of fairies, I just loved the short dresses, and they were just as fun to make.

I was originally going to make them look like the Tinkerbell characters... but got a little burnt out.

Here is the back so you can see their wings.

I also whipped up some fun little bags for them to be carried in.
It is just the right size for carrying around the dolls, it is around 4"x6"

And because Sarah is such a superhero fan, I couldn't resist making a set for her.
They were a lot of fun, maybe because I was a little burnt out on princesses...

They were lots of fun to make, so go on and try and make some for your little ones.

Craft. Me. This.

Princess Doll idea seen HERE
Superhero idea seen HERE
Lined Drawstring Bag tutorial found HERE (I cut dimensions in half)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Car Cozy

My cute lil' nephew has become quite the lil' car addict. 
So when my SIL suggested I make a car cozy for him I jumped on the opportunity!

Now... the line and Stop sign could be taken as a clever addition to the project, but the reality of the matter is that I didn't have any grey felt long enough, so I had to piece it together, and that was my solution to hide my line...hehe

Which was crazy... cutting out those letters was not the easiest.

The numbers were much more fun to add... and luckily you can't see how terrible I am at sewing around them with clear thread. HA!

Anyway, I hope my lil' nephew enjoys toting his little cars in their new little cozy, and maybe it will keep him distracted for a little bit in the day. 

Craft. Me. This.

Car Cozy Tutorial found HERE.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Advent Calendar

This is an Advent Calendar that took TWO years to make. 
I actually didn't work on it for two years, but two Christmases ago is when I made the calendar, and was resolved to finally make my ornaments this year. 
They were time consuming to make, but oh so worth it!

Many of the ornaments are random, but they are copies of the ones I grew up with.
(mouse, ice cream cone, sheep)

When I was little I always wanted the heart to be positioned between the two ginger people.
They are after all in love. 

I always felt that the star had to be the last ornament on the tree, but my girls have already decided that they have to start placing ornaments at the top of the tree and work down.
 Doesn't the tree look so full and happy?

Now... here are some close ups of my hard work.
The color is off on some, and the details are hard to see... but you'll get the idea.
 Bell, Star, Present
Sugar Cookie (or pie...), Penguin, Snowflake 

Gingerbread Gal, Gingerbread House, Gingerbread Man 

Sheep, Heart, Black Sheep 

 Owl, Wreath, Mouse

Snowman, Santa, Angel 

Mitten, Christmas Light, Candy Cane, Ice Cream 

Bird, Stocking, Peppermint

Well, there you have it folks!
Really, should it have taken me a month to get these all made?
I don't know.

So... if you're feeling wildly ambitious...
Craft. Me. This!