Toys & Games (Page 8)

  Think of our directions for spoon dolls merely as a starting point. Add aprons and bonnets. Partially sew up the bottom of the dress to make legs or add legs under the dress. Hair can be made from roving, yarn or painted on. If young children are making dolls,Read More →

The kids and I have spent some time playing with these really cute paper dolls from The Toymaker. It is a lovely site with lots of free Paper Toy Patterns… worth checking out. The Tiny Littles Paper Dolls have some very cute Halloween Costumes. My kids’ favorites were the fairyRead More →

Bean bags or coasters, this is a fun, quick and lovely project for gift giving or family use. It uses crocheting and felting. Once you get the hang of it, you can turn out several in an evening. Have fun and remember to save all your yarn scraps to makeRead More →

Making these beanbags is a snap! As a novice crocheter I can attest to their ease of construction. This is not a “how to” crochet site so if this is your first attempt at crocheting, check out any of the wonderful books and websites that can talk you through gettingRead 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 →

I found a little time this weekend to finish up the bean bag project I’ve been working on. (Also got in some time to muck with the gnome house and came up with totally cute gnome trick or treaters but I’ll get to them later in the week!) Anyway, as I mentionedRead More →

My little Fairy Girl is four tomorrow! I just finished putting the finishing touches on her birthday crown so she can wear it as soon as she gets up in the morning. It is mostly pink… just like she wanted. The reverse side matches the dress Gammy is making her. SheRead More →

Today we celebrated Pixie’s birthday. (I’m sure Michelle will include pics tomorrow.) I got a call yesterday from Michelle asking me if I made Pixie a crown. Seems we had our wires crossed, because I hadn’t. I got right on it. I was going to make a felt on asRead 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 →

    So, after all the “girlie” knitting and sewing that has been going on around here, I got a chance to make a tabard and cloak for Bug. I must admit I’m thrilled with how it turned out. When Bug saw it, the only word out of his mouthRead More →

I just finished one of Pixie’s Birthday gifts last night, a sack full of froggies! I fell in love with some of the cute free Amigurumi toy patterns on the Lion Brand site, namely the frog. Of course they were all crocheted so I decided it was time to embraceRead More →

Today we taught the kids a new marble game. It didn’t take long before they were making up their own games! Pixie saw it as a new twist on “put and take”! Watching them play convinced me of one thing…we need more marbles! Fortunately, I’m working on a few projects right nowRead More →

  Finally had a chance to finish the vintage apron tutorial. Had a wee bit of trouble with my camera and the quality of the pictures leaves a little to be desired. I assumed my camera was broken. Tim assumed I hadn’t read the manual. He was right! It’s amazing the thingsRead More →

Back when I was a child, the half apron was all the rage. Although not as efficient as a full cobbler style apron, it did offer some protection, and the women made lovely aprons to wear while entertaining. These were also useful while cleaning, because they had extra pockets for storingRead More →

I had been eyeing the book “Knitted Toys” by Zoe Mellor for some time. When the latest KnitPicks catalog came out they featured several toys made up from the book including the Floppy Dog done up in blue. It made me think of Blue’s Clues and my 23mo old lovesRead More →

Pixie has her second birthday coming up in September. She loves domestic play. Dolls are her life! She also loves tea parties, her kitchen set, playing in her doll house and Gammy’s gnome house. For her birthday, Tim and I bought her The Child’s Cleaning Set from Magic Cabin. So,Read 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 →