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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Granny Power–Sewing Theme

I had a request for a sewing themed Granny Power doll. I couldn’t match the fabric she liked, but she was still happy with what I created.

A little bit about the details. I made her hat into a pincushion, and incorporated a measuring tape in the form of ribbon. She is holding a little basket of sewing notions that contains, a thimble, some mini scissors and darning needle (plastic), a little strip of snaps, some mini fabric bolts and to finish, some mini spools of thread to correspond with the colours in the fabric.

She has her earrings of course, her makeup is applied, and of course her glasses so she can see what’s she’s doing. (don’t let on that’s there’s no glass in the glasses ;o~) And she’s done and ready to be displayed in a sewing room or ?????

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Phone Cozies

I had a request for a couple of phone cozies. I use this great little pattern from Larisa over at MMMCrafts on Etsy.  Phones are changing in size all the time, so if you use this pattern you will have to be sure to measure the size of the phone and make your adjustments accordingly.

I line my cozies with cotton fabric, (that’s not included in the instructions), I just feel it gives them more strength when taking the phone out and putting it back so often. I also have made a cozy for my tablet, even though it has a cover. I just like to keep things a little more protected.

I forgot to take pictures of the lining fabric, but the purple cozy has a purple toned plaid lining, the turquoise one I’ve totally drawn a blank with…. oops… ;o~

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I posted this earlier this year, but this is the tablet cozy I made. I do have a cover already for it, but I wanted this added protection. It’s also more interesting to look at than the vinyl one. ;o~ The lining fabric also has birds on it.

I’m working on one last project for “others” and then the rest of the time is my own, to finally have some time to make things for our home that have been piling up and waiting patiently for me to get to them.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas Wreath and Stocking

I made this set using a pattern from purlsoho.com. I love this so much and I think I will make at least a wreath for our home, maybe not this year. ;o~

I love the grey tone they’ve used on their website. I think it would look amazing in any colour almost. This set is traditional red, and have chosen to use two shades of that colour.

In the centers of some flowers are beads and sequins. Instead of using a fusible backing on the flowers they say to stiffen, I chose to use a heavy spray starch. I gave them a really heavy spray on both sides, made sure they were nice and flat, then left them overnight to dry. You can still easily sew embellishments in the center even after spraying.

I lined the stocking with a Christmas print. I don’t know if it even says to do that in the instructions, I just went ahead and did that, as I like the polished look it gives when stockings are lined. So here you go. It’s available at LaLoca Fair Trade on Beacon Ave. Sidney, for you locals. ;o)

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Raggedy Christmas in Green/White

The last one for now…..yippee. This one leans more to Christmas colours, a little more anyway. I have some pretty and good sized snowflake charms, so I used that with some chain and gave her a necklace.

As with all of these, the hair is made from the fabrics of the costumes, along with some fibre. The dresses, knickers and shoes are all removable for washing (and we know that will happen.)

So here you are…. something else to show you tomorrow…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Raggedy Christmas in Turquoise

The second to last rag doll for now. I love this colour combination so much. It makes me think retro, maybe the 50’s. Wasn’t that a less complicated place in time. !!

Around her neck are little Christmas trees made into a necklace. In this post I also showed her knickers.. I hope you like her. She’s at the shop now, and the next raggedy doll will be joining her soon.

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