Posts Tagged ‘sew’

Bread and Butter

August 27, 2010

I forgot to stuff the butter before closing it. Whoops.

I really love felt food and this was a really fun set to make. The slices of bread were made to look as though they had been cut off the ends of the loaf. Love it!

Felt Breakfast for a King

May 29, 2010

I made this for the OWS on Craftster and am loving the way it turned it out. I have never done pancakes this way and I don’t think I will ever do them any other way after seeing how fluffy the look.

Felt Grocery Store in the Making

May 23, 2010

I bought a group of patterns from BuggaBugs on Etsy a long time ago. A few months before Christmas of 09. I started the really cute set that included a cash register, market basket, money, a wedge of cheese, and loaf of bread.

Then I got tired of it and stopped. I put the entire project away in a bright tub and even though I saw it a few times, couldn’t bring myself to dig it out and work on it. I am not really sure why I didn’t want to work on it, I just didn’t.

Silly me, the only part really left to work on took me less than 2 episodes of Cougar Town on Hulu to complete. I wrapped it up and gave it my daughter for her birthday.

Not all of the buttons on the cash register are sewed down.  I started using glue to hold them down and then realized this was a bad idea.  There is a reason we have a felt Graham Cracker box that is now labeled “ham” .  Little Man pulls the pieces off.

Action Shot:

Steam Punk-a-saurus Poppet

April 3, 2010

I made this for sailorbonkgirl in the Dinosaur Swap on Craftster. I am in LOVE with how she came out so I shall now post about a bazillion pictures.




up close: her goggles were done with poly clay and a piece of black bias tape.

from the back to see her lovely stegosaurus spikes:

her corset:

I really enjoyed making this poppet and hope to make more.

A Dotee Named Donna

March 2, 2010

I have recently discovered the wonderful and joyous addiction that is Dotee. These 4″-6″ dolls that have a hanger and a tail and can be creatively turned into anything you can imagine has captured my imagination.

For a swap on Swap-Bot, the challenge was to make a Dotee named Donna.

Here she is:

Cornelia Poppet

February 26, 2010

I finished another poppet a few weeks ago. My daughter wanted one with wings and Cornelia was very indecisive about the wings. In the end we decided they were a no go.

For one thing, I used fabric that just was not a good match for the pattern and a lot of the seams are bursting. I figured I will wait until I get some black alova or buck suede to do a bat poppet.

I also made Cornelia’s clothing which is a first for me. I need some more work it.


UFO: Sampler Quilt

February 15, 2010

Many moons ago I did a swap on Craftster where I sent out my fabric to other quilters and they made me some wonderful blocks that I could make into a quilt.

I have not yet done that. I still have these blocks and the excess fabric sitting around. I really need to finish it because the fabrics are so fun and the blocks that were made for me are beautiful.

Momma Cloth AKA Cloth Pads

February 13, 2010

I will admit, when I first read about people using cloth menstrual pads, I was a little grossed out. Granted, I also was a little grossed out by the idea of cloth diapers and have grown to love them, so it didn’t take too much for me to come around.

Pairing my desire to tread lighter on Mother Earth and a new found allergy to something they now put into the paper products, I decided to step into a new world of menstrual pads.

I recently claimed Shelanie for a wisty surprise in the OWS on Craftster and made her a set of 6 regular/heavy pads and a wet bag. Here they are:


I used fleece or flannel for the top layer, terry cloth for the hidden inner layer, and either flannel or cotton for the bottom layer with wings.

These were my prototypes as I had never made this style before. I used birds eye (diaper cloth) on one of them before realizing that, um duh, it is white. Not really the best color or material for this particular absorbency need. I have added Velcro to these to use myself.

Cloth Diaper Swap

February 12, 2010

I recently completed the Cloth Diaper swap on Craftster. I was paired with Ekka Girl who made me an extrememly wonderful package of cloth diapering goodies. Here is the package that I sent her:

Group Shot:

Pink Fleece Soaker with a skull and crossbones on the bum, fitted diaper also with a skull and crossbones on the bum and extra insert

A set of six safari camo flannel wipes and 2 bib and burp cloth sets for her new little one expected to arrive soon. The bowling fabric is an older Micheal Miller that I LOVE and the pears and apples is Alexander Henry.

Meet Priscilla

February 6, 2010

This is my very first poppet. I have never made a doll before and I am so happy and amazed with how she came out. Thank you to Ghilie on Craftster for the free pattern and to all the lovely poppeteers on Craftster for their inspiration and help.