Dolls & Gnomes (Page 3)

Lately, the girls can’t seem to log enough Mommy hours. Although they have always enjoyed their dolls… they are currently playing Mommy in a very realistic way. They feed and clean their babies, put them to bed and take them for outings in the stroller or shopping cart. Their dollies of choice…Read More →

I have always been fascinated by unique collective nouns. For instance, did you know a group of mice is called a “mischief”? Sounds about right, doesn’t it?  Or that dolphins travel in pods? Other names are band, horde, tribe, and coalition. (For a bunch of animal collective nouns, check out this list.) When IRead More →

These designs were created with beginner knitters in mind. They are knitted flat and are sewn together. For a more experienced knitter, I have created directions for knitting the dolls in the round, using double pointed needles, thus eliminating the seams. Also, directions are giving for adding a face and hair.Read More →

Few things bring more joy to a child than snuggling with their special doll. We have created a basic doll pattern in 6 sizes: 12″, 10″, 8″, 5″, 4″, and 3″, enough to create a whole family or village. THIS IS OUR BASIC KNIT DOLL PATTERN. Over time we will beRead More →

Materials: people turnings (wooden pegs) (2 3/8" x 7/8") felt pieces craft glue pattern Important Note: People turnings (wooden pegs) are not all created equal. Even pegs bought from the same company can be slightly different. I highly suggest you make a copy of the pattern, cut it out of paper, andRead More →

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 →

Over the Holidays our house was a constant hub of activity. Beginning with that life affirming first cup of morning coffee shared with fellow pajama wearers, to the wee hours of the night, snuggled on the couch watching a barrage of Christmas movies, the house buzzed. Michelle and her family were around for mostRead More →

If you have a skein of yarn and 15 minutes, you can create a yarn doll! This is a great craft to share with young crafters, and soon, everyone will be busy creating a community of yarn dolls! Making the dolls is an “ish” thing. How tall you make yourRead 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 →

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 →

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: 3 colors wool felt pieces – one should be green for leaves 6 strand embroidery floss People turnings (wooden pegs) – We buy our wood turnings from Casey’ Wood Adults 2 3/8″ x 7/8″ Children 1 11/16″ x 5/8″ Craft glue Pattern for Flower Fairies Pattern for Flower BudRead More →

          Okay… The other day I got this incredibly beautiful cell phone. It’s so pretty. It’s purple and has these cute little flowers on it! (I swear that’s not the only reason I bought it!) But I am so excited. Finally, a keyboard for texting (GodRead 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 →

Edit: The pattern for the Owl Doorstop can be found HERE. This evening at 9:00 p.m. est the contest for Percy the Owl Doorstop Giveaway will be over. As promised, I have completed the directions, and they are now available in the FREE Crafting Club Patterns. Percy is made inRead More →

Materials: Felt Color A – back, front, bottom Felt Color B – chest, eyelids Felt Color C – eyes Felt Color D – wings Felt Color E – beak Embroidery floss Color B Embroidery floss Color C Embroidery floss Color D Embroidery floss Color E 2 3/4” buttons with 2Read More →

I have completed the Small Doll Sweater and added it to our Free Patterns Section. It was custom designed to fit our 12" Waldorf style dolls (made from kits from Weir Dolls). When I get a chance I do plan to work on a larger size for bigger dolls… butRead More →

This Sweater was designed to fit our 12 inch Waldorf style dolls. Size 6 Needles 1 Skein DK Weight Yarn Gauge 7 stitches per inch 3 – ¾” buttons CO – Cast On SSK – Slip two stitches as if to knit, return to left needle, knit them both togetherRead More →