Cloth toy (Page 2)

I had hoped to make 3 bunnies today… only made one… oh, well! Basically, I followed the old pattern for the Walking Bunny Finger Puppets but added long hearts for the inside of the ears, curved the whiskers up, used buttons for the eyes, and gave her a flower brooch. Other thanRead More →

Yesterday was Bug’s birthday… 7 years old! Normally we do Sunday dinner at our house, but since he had his party here yesterday, Tim and I have a quiet Sunday ahead of us. I want to start making a few things to tuck away in Easter Baskets, so I think IRead More →

One of the nicest things about our ever growing data base of patterns and appliques, is the ability to mix and match projects, or to repurpose projects for different needs. For example, take the pattern for our Nubbie Doll, make it in a beautiful Christmas flannel, and you have anRead More →

Our Christmas gnomes, Holly and Noel, are in the Evergreen Forest dicussing the possibility of snow! Directions for a large tree (6″), medium tree (4″) and bush (2″) can be found below. Materials: 1/4″ dowel rod: (6″ tall, 4″ medium, and 2″ bush.) base: approximately 1 1/2″ sliced branch, 3/4″ tall NOTE:Read More →

I don’t know about your house, but around here, you can NEVER have enough gnomes! Meet Willow… Pixie’s new friend. I made Willow this morning using a doll panel I designed and had printed at Spoonflower. (These are available for sale at Spoonflower if anyone is interested.) They are super easy to make,Read More →

A mom in your daughter’s dance class is pregnant. Although you really don’t know her very well, you’d like to give her something small. THIS is the perfect gift. An evening’s project can produce a token gift that could well become baby’s favorite! And, think how cute this would beRead More →

To create this 4" felt baby ball you will need: Materials: 2 colors wool felt Matching embroidery floss Multicolored embroidery floss Stuffing material Optional – Jingle bells Pattern 1] Make 2 copies of the pattern. 2] To make templates cover the ball side section pieces with wide tape or clearRead More →

For a very fast, spring time carpet, stitch together a fun silk flower carpet. Use it in a gnome house or as a flower garden for the doll house, wee ones will love playing in it. Materials: Neutral felt for backing Silk flower petals Small pieces of felt for flower centers EmbroideryRead More →

Materials:      eggs           white felt           yellow felt           embroidery floss           stuffing      bacon           brown felt           beige felt           6 1/2″ pipe cleaner           embroidery floss      Pattern Directions: Eggs: 1] Copy pattern and cut out 2 whites and 1 yolk for each egg. (Two different eggsRead More →

Time flies! Seems we were just rushing to finish a few Christmas stocking stuffers, and now it’s time to get a few “tuck-ins” made for the Easter basket! I have 3 or 4 little gifts I’ll be whipping up. Today I’d like to share a trio of cuties I made for the grandbabies.Read More →

9” x 18” piece of felt Scrap felt for heart Embroidery floss 15” of 3/8” grosgrain ribbon Stuffing – Polyfil or wool Pattern   1] Make copy of pattern.   2] Cut out felt as follows:      2 – full bodies      1 – leg piece (this will be usedRead More →

I finally finished the hobby horses. Boy, these sure have been a long undertaking. It’s not that making the individual horses took that long, but when you design something instead of following a pattern, you wind up with a couple beta runs and there’s usually at least some “tweakage”! The last pieceRead More →

    Just wanted to give everyone a sneak-peek at November’s Crafting Club project. We took our inspiration from pioneer spoon dolls and created a Wizard Spoon Puppet. With the basic instructions you’ll be able to make a whole story book of characters! Just drop the spoon into an emptyRead More →

Daisy is the newest addition to our family. Finished just last night for an eager Fairy. She is the 4th Waldorf style doll I have made now… all using the awesome kits from Weir Dolls. I think she has the sweetest face yet. Pixie’s favorite lovey, Rosie, is the one I originallyRead More →

  We created the Nubbie Doll with babies and mommies in mind. Nubbies have everything a baby loves; satin blanket binding to rub between their fingers, nubbie hands that are perfect for chewing on, and soft cotton flannel body for snuggling and they are small enough to carry everywhere! ForRead More →